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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, June 4, 2023 

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

Mimi Oka, First Reader
Don Wallingford, Second Reader



Bryan Ashley, Organist of The Mother Church

Kyrie, God Holy Ghost, BWV 671 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Do With Me, God, According To Your Goodness by Sigfrid Karg-Elert

Hymn 226

Washington Gladden*, words
Mainz Gesangbuch, 1833, music

O Lord of life, to Thee we lift
Our hearts in praise for those,
Thy prophets, who have shown Thy gift
Of grace that ever grows,
Of truth that spreads from shore to shore,
Of wisdom's widening ray,
Of light that shineth more and more
Unto Thy perfect day.

Shine forth, O Light, that we may see,
With hearts all unafraid,
The meaning and the majesty
Of things that Thou hast made:
Shine forth, and let the darkling past
Beneath Thy beam grow bright;
Shine forth, and touch the future vast
With Thine untroubled light.

Light up Thy word; the fettered page
From darkened bondage free:
Light up our way; lead forth this age
In love's large liberty.
O Light of light, within us dwell,
Through us Thy radiance pour,
That word and deed Thy truths may tell,
And praise Thee evermore.

Scriptural Selection

I John 1:1, 3–5, 7 if
II Pet. 1:16 we, 19–21


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

Hymn 162

Mary Baker Eddy, words
Percy Whitlock, music

It matters not what be thy lot,
So Love doth guide;
For storm or shine, pure peace is thine,
Whate'er betide.

And of these stones, or tyrants' thrones,
God able is
To raise up seed—in thought and deed—
To faithful His.

Aye, darkling sense, arise, go hence!
Our God is good.
False fears are foes—truth tatters those,
When understood.

Love looseth thee, and lifteth me,
Ayont hate's thrall:
There Life is light, and wisdom might,
And God is All.

The centuries break, the earth-bound wake,
God's glorified!
Who doth His will—His likeness still—
Is satisfied.



Josh Henn, A Soloist of The Mother Church

I Am The Lord
Words adapted from The Bible (Isaiah)
Music by Désirée Goyette

I am the Lord, there is none else,
there is no God beside me:
I girded thee, I girded thee,
though thou hast not even known me.

But know me from the rising sun,
to the west there is none beside me.
For I am the Lord, there is none else,
there is no God beside me.
I, even I, am he that comforteth you:

Who art thou, that thou should'st be
afraid of a man that shall die,
and of the son of man
which shall be made as grass.

For I am the Lord, there is none else,
there is no God beside me:
I girded thee, I girded thee
though thou hast not even known me.

Cease ye from man, made of the earth,
for wherein is he accounted of?
But rather look ye, only to Him,
whose life is in everlasting Love
for I am the Lord, there is none else,
there is no God beside me.

I girded thee, I girded thee,
though thou hast not even known me.
I am the Lord, I am the Lord.

© 1994 Lightchild Publishing. All Rights Reserved

Explanatory Note

Golden Text and Responsive Reading

Golden Text:  Psalms 75:1
Unto thee, O God, do we give thanks, unto thee do we give thanks: for that thy name is near thy wondrous works declare.

Responsive Reading:  Psalms 40:5, Ephesians 2:10, 20, 21; 3:14–21 (to 1st .)

5 Many, O Lord my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.
10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;
21 In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:
14 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
15 Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,
16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;
17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,
18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;
19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.
20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,
21 Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end.

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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Récit de Chromhorne by François Couperin

Hymn 589

Janet Hegarty, words
James H. Hegarty, music

Through pure love, God has commanded
Healing light to shine on earth.
And in our hearts there beams the same love—
Let the love of Christ shine bright.

Rise and shine, your light has come,
God the everlasting sun.
Christ has given us this light—
Radiate God's glory.

Jesus' grace revealed God's goodness,
Giving hope to all the world.
Love is the light that burns within us—
Let the life of Christ shine bright.

God has made us in Love's image,
Perfect, Christlike, pure, and free.
We all reflect this strength and power—
Let the mind of Christ shine bright.

We are one with God forever,
One with Love eternally—
A perfect bond that can't be broken—
Let the truth of Christ shine bright.


Words and Music © 2016 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


I Pet. 2:9 ye


Final (from Organ Symphony No. 1) by Louis Vierne


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