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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.

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

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


Doctrine of Atonement
Mary Gottschalk, guest Second Reader


Consolation by Franz Liszt
Andante Religioso by Franz Liszt

Hymn 524

Mindy Jostyn, alt

Like a river that runs to the ocean,
Like a ray reaching out from the sun,
Like a branch and the tree, a drop and the sea,
I and my Father are one.

And may each of us claim it as truly
As Jesus, who came as God’s son,
And may each of us know in the depths of our soul,
I and my Father are one.

One in beauty, one in truth,
One in the asking, one in the proof,
One in time and one in space,
One in the goodness that flows from God’s grace.

Like a river that runs to the ocean,
Like a ray reaching out from the sun,
Like a branch and the tree, a drop and the sea,
I and my Father are one.

Though our fears may estrange and divide us,
May we seek to dissolve them through love.
We are sister and brother, each bound to the other,
One with our Father above.

One in purpose, one in power,
One in the Spirit, blessing each hour,
One in kindness, one in peace,
One in the Mind that makes all trouble cease.

Like a river that runs to the ocean,
Like a ray reaching out from the sun,
Like a branch and the tree, a drop and the sea,
I and my Father are one.

Scriptural Selection

Colossians 3:4.1:19-22, 26 the, 27 which is (to ,).2:9,10


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

Hymn 257

Christ My Refuge
Mary Baker Eddy

O’er waiting harpstrings of the mind
There sweeps a strain,
Low, sad, and sweet, whose measures bind
The power of pain,

And wake a white-winged angel throng
Of thoughts, illumed
By faith, and breathed in raptured song,
With love perfumed.

Then His unveiled, sweet mercies show
Life’s burdens light.
I kiss the cross, and wake to know
A world more bright.

And o’er earth’s troubled, angry sea
I see Christ walk,
And come to me, and tenderly,
Divinely talk.

Thus Truth engrounds me on the rock,
Upon Life’s shore,
’Gainst which the winds and waves can shock,
Oh, nevermore!

From tired joy and grief afar,
And nearer Thee,—
Father, where Thine own children are,
I love to be.

My prayer, some daily good to do
To Thine, for Thee;
An offering pure of Love, whereto
God leadeth me.



William Burden, Soloist
Title: O How Lovely Is Thy World

Words by Mack Harrell
Music by Franz Schubert

O, how lovely is Thy world, Father, when with Truth it gloweth;
When Thy peace with man abides, And all loving thoughts bestoweth;
When Thy love, all evil banishing, in each heart is dwelling.
Can we fear then, can we falter, ever doubt Thy love and care?
No, and through Thy love reflected, Heav’nly joy on earth we bear,
And our lives, as they proclaim Thy might,
Shall be filled with holy light, shall be filled with holy light.

Golden Text and Responsive Reading

Golden Text:

Romans 8:35 (to 1st ?)
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?

Responsive Reading:

Romans 8:16, 17 (to 2nd ;), 38, 39; II Corinthians 6:1, 2, 16 ye; 5:18 all
16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ;
38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
1 We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain.
2 (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)
16 . . . ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
18 . . . all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;

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

Interlude VI by Denis Bédard

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Hymn 370

Nellie B. Mace

We are hid with Christ forever
In the Father’s holy plan.
In this pure eternal union
We behold the perfect man;
And we know that sin can never
Overthrow the sacred rod
Of dominion over evil:
We are hid with Christ in God.

Hid with Christ in God, O gladness:
O the meekness and the might,
When the risen Christ has lifted
All our thoughts into the light,
Light of Truth wherein no sadness
Dims the radiant peace we find,
As we set our whole affection
On the beauteous things of Mind.


Scientific Statement of Being

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

Correlative Scripture

I John 3: 1-3


Acts 9:34 Jesus  (to :)


Hymn to the Sun by Louis Vierne


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