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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, July 21, 2019

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

Moji George, First Reader
Kevin Ness, Guest Second Reader

Subject: Life

Prelude

Stephen Loher,  Guest Organist

Voluntary on Kington  (Hymn 25)

Hymn 25

Mary Baker Eddy

“Christmas Morn”

Blest Christmas morn, though murky clouds 
Pursue thy way,
Thy light was born where storm enshrouds 
Nor dawn nor day! 

Dear Christ, forever here and near,
No cradle song,
No natal hour and mother's tear,
To thee belong. 

Thou God-idea, Life-encrowned,
The Bethlehem babe
Beloved, replete, by flesh embound
Was but thy shade! 

Thou gentle beam of living Love,
And deathless Life!
Truth infinite,—so far above
All mortal strife, 

Or cruel creed, or earth-born taint:
Fill us today
With all thou art—be thou our saint,
Our stay, alway.

Music © The Christian Science Board of Directors.

Scriptural Selection

II Kings 2: 1 [from 'it'], 11
Mark 9: 2 [from 'Jesus'], 3 [to;], 4, 5, 7 [to 2nd:], 8
Mark 9:1
Mark  1:15 [from 'The']

 Prayer

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

Hymn 135

Richard Massie, Tr.
(Adapted)

I know no life divided, 
O Lord of life, from Thee; 
In Thee is life provided 
For all mankind and me: 
I know no death, O Father, 
Because I live in Thee; 
Thy life it is that frees us 
From death eternally.

I fear no tribulation,
Since, whatsoe'er it be,
It makes no separation
Between my Lord and me:
Since Thou, my God and Father,
Dost claim me as Thine own,
I richly shall inherit
All good, from Thee alone.

Notices

Solo

Heidi Skok, Guest Soloist

He Shall Feed His Flock
George Frideric Handel
Edited by Carl Deis

Then shall the eyes of the blind be opened,
and the ears of the deaf unstopped.
Then shall the lame man leap as an hart,
and the tongue of the dumb shall sing.

He shall feed His flock like a shepherd;
and He shall gather the lambs with His arm,
and carry them in His bosom,
and gently lead those that are with young.

Golden Text and Responsive Reading

Golden Text: 

Psalms 36:5, 9 you

Your unfailing love, O LORD, is as vast as the heavens;
your faithfulness reaches beyond the clouds.
. . . you are the fountain of life,
the light by which we see.

The Golden Text is from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation.

Responsive Reading:

I John 1:1–5; 2:10, 17, 24, 25

1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;
2 (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;)
3 That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.
4 And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.
5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
10 He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him.
17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
24 Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the beginning. If that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father.
25 And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life.

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

Aria   by Stephen Loher

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Hymn 219

Samuel Longfellow

O Life that maketh all things new,
The blooming earth, the thoughts of men;
Our pilgrim feet, wet with Thy dew,
In gladness hither turn again.

From hand to hand the greeting flows,
From eye to eye the signals run,
From heart to heart the bright hope glows,
The seekers of the Light are one:

One in the freedom of the truth,
One in the joy of paths untrod,
One in the heart's perennial youth,
One in the larger thought of God;

The freer step, the fuller breath,
The wide horizon's grander view;
The sense of Life that knows no death,
The Life that maketh all things new.

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

Benediction

Romans 2: 7

Postlude

Processional by  Felix Mendelssohn

Copyright

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 permissions@csps.com.

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