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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, March 24, 2019

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

Robert MacKusick, Guest First Reader

Diane Uttley Marrapodi, Second Reader

Subject: 

Matter

Prelude

Natsumi Malloy, Guest Organist

Ave Verum, by W. A. Mozart

The Palms, by Jean Faure

Panis Angelicus, by Cesar Franck

Hymn 332

Based on the Danish of Nikolaj F.S. Grundtvig

Words unavailable for posting.  

Scriptural Selection

I Kings 18:21-24, 26, 36-39

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 149

Susan F. Campbell

In Love divine all earth-born fear and sorrow
Fade as the dark when dawn pours forth her light;
And understanding prayer is fully answered,
When trustingly we turn to God aright.

And as on wings of faith we soar and worship,
Held by God's love above the shadows dim,
Hushed in the grandeur of a heart's awakening,
Unfolds a joy unknown till found in Him.

Then in this radiant light of adoration,
We know that man beloved is in God's care,
Not wrapt in fear nor bowed with tired labor,
But satisfied, complete, divinely fair.

Words © The Christian Science Board of Directors

Notices

Solo

Rebecca Minor, Soloist

Open Mine Eyes

Music by C. Kardinal
Words by Charles Scott

Open mine eyes that I may see glimpses of Truth Thou hast for me.
Place in my hand the precious key that shall unclasp and set me free.
Silently now I wait for Thee, ready my God Thy will to see.
Open mine eyes; illumine me, Spirit divine.

Open my ears that I may hear voices of Truth Thou sendest clear.
And while the glad notes fall on my ear, everything false will disappear.
Silently now I wait for Thee, ready my God Thy will to see.
Open mine eyes; illumine me, Spirit divine.

Open my mouth and let me bear gladly the Christ, Truth everywhere.
Open my heart; let me prepare Love with Thy children thus to share.
Silently now I wait for Thee, ready my God Thy will to see.
Open mine eyes; illumine me, Spirit divine.

Copyright 2005 C. Kardinal

Golden Text and Responsive Reading

Golden Text: 

Proverbs 23:5 (to ?)

Will you set your eyes on that which is not?

Responsive Reading:

I Corinthians 1:20, 26, 27, 29; 8:2, 3, 5, 6

20 Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
26 For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called.
27 But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty;
29 that no flesh should glory in His presence.
2 And if anyone thinks that he knows anything, he knows nothing yet as he ought to know.
3 But if anyone loves God, this one is known by Him.
5 For even if there are so-called gods, whether in heaven or on earth (as there are many gods and many lords),
6 yet for us there is one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we for Him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and through whom we live.

The Golden Text and Responsive Reading are from the New King James Version ® .

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

Chorale, by Johannes Brahms

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Hymn 224

John Ryland, Adapted

O Lord, I would delight in Thee,
And on Thy care depend;
To Thee in every trouble flee,
My best, my ever Friend.
When all material streams are dried,
Thy fullness is the same;
May I with this be satisfied,
And glory in Thy name.

All good, where'er it may be found,
Its source doth find in Thee;
I must have all things and abound,
While God is God to me.
O that I had a stronger faith,
To look within the veil,
To credit what my Saviour saith,
Whose word can never fail.

He that has made my heaven secure,
Will here all good provide;
While Christ is rich, can I be poor?
What can I want beside?
O God, I cast my care on Thee;
I triumph and adore;
Henceforth my great concern shall be
To love and praise Thee more.

Words © The Christian Science Board of Directors

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

Ps. 128:5

Postlude

Fantasie - Toccata, by Klaas Jan Mulder

Copyright

The Golden Text and Responsive Reading are from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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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