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Listen live on Sundays at 10 am Eastern time or hear a replay until midnight Saturday night (ET). 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, May 26, 2024

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

Mimi Oka, First Reader
Don Wallingford, Second Reader

Subject: SOUL AND BODY

Prelude

Bryan Ashley, Organist of The Mother Church

Deck Thyself, My Soul, with Gladness, BWV 654 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Hymn 587

Kathryn Paulson Grounds, alt., words
Peter Johnson, music

There is a presence walks with us
On every pathless way,
A light outshining midday sun
However dark the day.

We reach our hand—and feel God near;
We cry—and She replies.
We open eyes that sense had dimmed;
We stretch our wings and rise

Above the mist, above the dark,
Above the threats of fear,
Upheld by Love that never fails
And is forever near.

We cannot stray beyond Love’s care,
For Love does fill all space;
And where we go the path is marked
By angels of Love’s grace.

Words © 1988 The Christian Science Board of Directors.

Scriptural Selection

James 1:17–25
II Cor. 5:5–8

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 318

based on the Danish of Nikolaj F. S. Grundtvig, words
Danish Folk Melody, music

Suffer the children to come to me,
This was the Master’s tender plea;
Gentle and loving, they are mine,
Ah, will not ye who see this sign
Come unto me?

He who receiveth the Word as they,
Teachable, ready to choose my way,
He shall have peace of sin forgiven,
He shall in this wise enter heaven;
Come unto me.

See ye the lilies, how fair they grow,
Clothed in a glory kings ne’er know;
They, like the sparrows, praise the Lord,
Publish my call with clear accord,
Come unto me.

Notices

Solo

Rebecca Minor, Soloist of The Mother Church

Rise in the Strength of Spirit
Words and Music by Ann Stephan

God is a spirit
Filling all space,
and I am made in the image of God

Rise in the strength of spirit
Rise
Now is come salvation and strength
Rise in the strength of Spirit
Rise
Where the spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty

The Kingdom of heaven
Lives within you
and you are strong in the spirit of God

Rise in the strength of Spirit
Rise
Now is come salvation and strength
Rise in the strength of Spirit
Rise
Where the spirit of the Lord is there is liberty
Infinity freedom harmony
and boundless bliss.

Rise in the strength of Spirit
Rise
Now is come salvation and strength
Rise in the strength of Spirit
Rise
Where the spirit of the Lord is there is strength

© 2019 Ann Stephan

Explanatory Note

Golden Text and Responsive Reading

Golden Text:  

II Corinthians 3:18 we

. . . we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

Responsive Reading:  

I Corinthians 6:19 know; 15:49–53
Romans 12:1, 2

I Cor. 6:19 . . . know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
15:49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.
50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
Rom. 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

The Bible Lesson-Sermon, the Explanatory Note, Golden Text and Responsive Reading are from the Christian Science Quarterly Bible Lesson, a publication copyrighted by the Christian Science Publishing Society.


Offertory and collection

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I Call to Thee, Lord Jesus Christ, BWV 639 by J.S. Bach


Hymn 580

Frances R. Havergal, adapt., alt., words
William Dexheimer Pharris; arr. Mark Sedio, alt., music

Take my life, and let it be
Consecrated, Lord, to Thee.
Take my moments and my days,
Let them flow in ceaseless praise.

Take my hands, and let them move
At the impulse of Thy love.
Take my feet, and let them be
Swift and beautiful for Thee.

Take my voice, and let me sing
Always, only, for my King.
Take my lips, and let them be
Filled with messages from Thee.

Take my every thought, to use
In the way that Thou shalt choose.
Take my love; O Lord, I pour
At Thy feet its treasure store.

Take my life, and let it be
Consecrated, Lord, to Thee.
I am Thine, and I will be
Ever, only, all for Thee.

Words adaptation © 1932, renewed 1960 The Christian Science Board of Directors. Spanish translation © 1946, renewed 1974 The Christian Science Board of Directors. Music © 1999 Augsburg Fortress.

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

Heb. 13:20 the (to 1st ,), 21 (to 1st .)

Postlude

Plein Jeu & Caprice sur les grands jeux (from Suite du Deuxième Ton) by Louis-Nicolas Clérambault

Copyright

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