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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, January 13, 2019

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

Louis E. Benjamin, First Reader

Diane Uttley Marrapodi, Second Reader

Subject: 

Sacrament

Prelude

Bryan Ashley, Organist

Communion, by Richard Purvis
The Celestial Banquet, by Olivier Messiaen

Hymn 284

James Montgomery*

Prayer is the heart’s sincere desire,
Uttered or unexpressed;
The motion of a hidden fire
That trembles in the breast.

Prayer is the simplest form of speech
That infant lips can try;
And prayer’s sublimest strain doth reach
The Majesty on high.

Prayer is the Christian’s vital breath,
The Christian’s native air:
His watchword, overcoming death:
He enters heaven with prayer.

Scriptural Selection

James 5:16 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 408

Edith Gaddis Brewer

Prayer with our waking thought ascends,
Great God of light, to Thee;
Darkness is banished in the glow
Of Thy reality.

Lo, to our widening vision dawns
The realm of Soul supreme,
Faith-lighted peaks of Spirit stand
Revealed in morning’s beam.

Thus in Thy radiance vanishes
Death’s drear and gloomy night;
Thus all creation hears anew
Truth’s call, Let there be light.

Words © The Christian Science Board of Directors.

Notices

Solo

Bill Burden, Guest Soloist

The Lord’s Prayer

Albert Hay Malotte, Music
Words from the King James Version of the Bible

Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

Golden Text and Responsive Reading

Golden Text: 

Psalms 109:4 I give

. . . I give myself unto prayer.

Responsive Reading:

Psalms 5:1, 3
Matthew 4:17 Jesus; 5:6; 6:6 when, 9–13 (to 1st .)

1 Give ear to my words, O Lord, consider my meditation.
3 My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.
17 . . . Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
6 . . . when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.
9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever.

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

Break Thou the Bread of Life (from Six Contemplations), by John Duro

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Hymn 256

Mary Baker Eddy

“Christ My Refuge”

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.

Music by permission of Basil Harwood.

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

Mic 7:7 my God

Postlude

Chaconne in F minor, by Johann Pachelbel

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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