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Listen live on Sundays at 10 am Eastern time or hear a replay any time during the rest of the week. The service lasts one hour and an organ prelude and postlude extend 7–10 minutes before and after the service. An audio replay is available within 30-60 minutes after the service ends.

Sunday services are conducted by a First and Second Reader and include music, hymns, prayer, and readings from the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. Unless otherwise indicated, Scriptural selections are from the King James Version of the Bible.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Unless otherwise indicated, Scriptural quotations are from the King James Version of the Bible.

Mary Gottschalk, First Reader
Joshua Niles, Second Reader


God the Preserver of Man


Pastorale by  César Franck

Hymn 584

Katie Grigg-Miller

The Lord is my Shepherd; I need not a thing.
Green pastures give rest for my soul.
Love leads me beside the still, still waters.
Love restores me, and Love makes me whole.

Love leads me in right paths to honor God's name,
And though I walk through darkest days,
I won't be afraid for Love's here beside me
To protect me and show me the way.

Though sin would surround me, my cup overflows;
You show that I'm never alone.
Your goodness and love are mine forever;
In the dwelling of Love, I am home.

© The Christian Science Board of Directors.

Scriptural Selection

Genesis 6:8 (from 'Noah'), 13 (to 1st,), 14 (to;), 18 (from 'and thou shalt'), 19;
Genesis 7: 7,10, 12, 24;
Genesis 8: 1 (from 2nd 'and God'), 15-17 (to 1st,);
Genesis 9:8, 12 (This),13
Deuteronomy 33:12 (from 'The beloved')


Silent prayer, followed by the audible repetition of the Lord’s Prayer with its spiritual interpretation by Mary Baker Eddy

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Hymn 9

Violet Hay

All glory be to God most high,
And on the earth be peace,
The angels sang, in days of yore,
The song that ne'er shall cease,
Till all the world knows peace.

God's angels ever come and go,
All winged with light and love;
They bring us blessings from on high,
They lift our thoughts above,
They whisper God is Love.

O longing hearts that wait on God
Through all the world so wide;
He knows the angels that you need,
And sends them to your side,
To comfort, guard and guide.

O wake and hear the angel-song
That bids all discord cease,
From pain and sorrow, doubt and fear,
It brings us sweet release;
And so our hearts find peace.

Words Copyright, 1931, used by permission of the author
Music © 2008 The Christian Science Board of Directors.



Anna Carr, Guest Soloist

“Feed My Sheep”
Mary Baker Eddy, words
Peter B. Allen, music

Shepherd, show me how to go
O'er the hillside steep,
How to gather, how to sow,-
How to feed Thy sheep;
I will listen for Thy voice,
Lest my footsteps stray;
I will follow and rejoice
All the rugged way.

Thou wilt bind the stubborn will,
Wound the callous breast,
Make self-righteousness be still,
Break earth's stupid rest.
Strangers on a barren shore,
Lab'ring long and lone,
We would enter by the door,
And Thou know'st Thine own;

So, when day grows dark and cold,
Tear or triumph harms,
Lead Thy lambkins to the fold,
Take them in Thine arms;
Feed the hungry, heal the heart,
Till the morning's beam;
White as wool, ere they depart,
Shepherd, wash them clean.

Golden Text and Responsive Reading

Golden Text: 
Psalms 23:6 I will

. . . I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

Responsive Reading:

Psalms 32:7, 8, 10 he; 37:3, 28 the (to :), 39 the, 40; 121:5, 7

7 Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance.
8 I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.
10 . . . he that trusteth in the Lord, mercy shall compass him about.
3 Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.
28 . . . the Lord loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved for ever:
39 . . . the salvation of the righteous is of the Lord: he is their strength in the time of trouble.
40 And the Lord shall help them, and deliver them: he shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in him.
5 The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand.
7 The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.

The Golden Text and Responsive Reading are from the Christian Science Quarterly Bible Lesson, a publication copyrighted by the Christian Science Publishing Society.

Bible Lesson-sermon

From the Christian Science Quarterly Bible Lesson

Offertory and collection

Andante (from Sonata VI) by Felix Mendelssohn

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Hymn 189

Psalm 121 from Swedish Version

Mine eyes look toward the mountains,
Help cometh from on high;
From God who never slumbers,
Whose care is ever nigh.
My foot shall not be moved,
My keeper is the Lord,
He never shall forsake me;
I trust me to His Word.

God keepeth me from falling,
Fulfilleth all my need;
His love doth e'er uphold me
In faithful word and deed.
He keepeth me from evil,
My onward way doth trace,
My going and my coming
He crowneth with His grace.

Scientific Statement of Being


Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, p.468, line 8

Correlative Scripture

I John 3: 1-3


Psalm 121:8


Out of the Depths I Cry to Thee, O Lord, BWV 686 by Johann Sebastian Bach


We are not authorized to post some hymn words due to copyright restrictions. Some of the hymn words may be copyrighted by The Christian Science Board of Directors and cannot be republished without permission. For more information, email

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