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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 12, 2020  

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

Moji George, First Reader
Josh Niles, Second Reader



Bryan Ashley, Organist

Fantasia in C minor, BWV 537/1, by Johann Sebastian Bach
Adagio (from Organ Symphony No. 5), by Charles-Marie Widor

Hymn 472

Violet Hay, Alt.

Father, You are very near us,
Well we know that You will hear us,
And will answer when we call:
May the prayer of faith now heal us,
May the vision true reveal us
One with You, and You our All-in-all.

Christ, the way of our salvation,
Lifts the veil of separation,
Shows our life in Spirit, free-
Shows the glory of creation,
God and man in true relation:
Children of the living God are we!

Father, this most wondrous union
We would prove in blessed communion:
Take the Truth, our bread from heaven,
Drink the wine of inspiration,
Rise in holy exaltation,
One in You, redeemed, restored, forgiven.

Poem Notes: Psalms 86:6-7. These words are from a poem first published in 1935 as a solo with music by Percy Buck.
Words © 1931 Violet Hay. Music © 2016 The Christian Science Board of Directors.

Scriptural Selection

I Sam 15:22 [from 'Hath']
I Cor. 10:1 [from 'brethren' to 'fathers'], 2 [from 'were'' to 'baptized'], 3, 4, 14 [to 1st,],16, 17, 31


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

Hymn 108

Horatius Bonar*

Here, O my Lord, I'd see Thee face to face;
Here would I touch and handle things unseen;
Here grasp with firmer hand th' eternal grace,
And all my weariness upon Thee lean.

Here would I feed upon the bread of God;
Here drink anew the royal wine of heaven;
Here would I lay aside each earthly load,
Here taste afresh the calm of sin forgiven.

And as we rise, the symbols disappear;
The feast, though not the love, is past and gone;
The bread and wine remove, but Thou art here,
Nearer than ever, still my shield and sun.

Feast after feast thus comes and passes by;
Yet passing, points to the glad feast above,
Giving sweet foretaste of the festal joy,
The Lamb's great bridal feast of bliss and love.



Kendra Scott Fogg, Guest Soloist

Come To This Fountain
“Communion Hymn”
Mary Baker Eddy, words
Jay and Tessa Frost, music

Saw ye my Saviour? Heard ye the glad sound?
Felt ye the power of the Word?
'Twas the Truth that made us free,
And was found by you and me
In the life and the love of our Lord.

Mourner, it calls you,-"Come to my bosom,
Love wipes your tears all away,
And will lift the shade of gloom,
And for you make radiant room
Midst the glories of one endless day."

Sinner, it calls you,-"Come to this fountain,
Cleanse the foul senses within;
'Tis the Spirit that makes pure,
That exalts thee, and will cure
All thy sorrow and sickness and sin."

Strongest deliverer, friend of the friendless,
Life of all being divine:
Thou the Christ, and not the creed;
Thou the Truth in thought and deed;
Thou the water, the bread, and the wine.

Golden Text and Responsive Reading

Golden Text: 

I Chronicles 16:29
Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come before him: worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.

Responsive Reading:

Psalms 95:6, 7 (to .)
I Chronicles 16:8, 10, 11, 15, 23, 25 (to :), 26–28, 34

6 O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the Lord our maker.
7 For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.
8 Give thanks unto the Lord, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people.
10 Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the Lord.
11 Seek the Lord and his strength, seek his face continually.
15 Be ye mindful always of his covenant; the word which he commanded to a thousand generations;
23 Sing unto the Lord, all the earth; shew forth from day to day his salvation.
25 For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised:
26 For all the gods of the people are idols: but the Lord made the heavens.
27 Glory and honour are in his presence; strength and gladness are in his place.
28 Give unto the Lord, ye kindreds of the people, give unto the Lord glory and strength.
34 O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good; for his mercy endureth 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

When in the Hour of Utmost Need, BWV 641, by J.S. Bach

Hymn 1

Tate and Brady

Be Thou, O God, exalted high;
And as Thy glory fills the sky,
So let it be on earth displayed,
Till Thou art here and now obeyed.

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, from the New King James Version®.


II Cor. 13:14


Chaconne in F minor, by Johann Pachelbel


The Correlative Scripture is from the New King James Version®, copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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