Order of Service

Sunday Services
Communion Services
Thanksgiving Services

Sunday Services

Hymn

Scriptural Selection

Silent Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer with its spiritual interpretation

Hymn

Notices

Solo

Explanatory Note

Subject of the Lesson-Sermon

Golden Text

Responsive Reading
(read alternately by the First Reader and the congregation)

Lesson-Sermon

Collection

Hymn

The scientific statement of being and its correlative scripture according to I John 3:1–3

Benediction

A slightly different order is followed for Communion services, which are held in branch churches the second Sunday of January and July.



Communion Services

Hymn

Scriptural Selection

Silent Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer with its spiritual interpretation

Hymn

Notices

Tenets of The Mother Church

Collection and Solo

Explanatory Note

Subject of the Lesson-Sermon

Golden Text

Responsive Reading
(read alternately by the First Reader and the congregation)

Lesson-Sermon

Silent communion and Lord’s Prayer

Hymn (Doxology: 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.

The scientific statement of being and its correlative scripture according to I John 3:1–3

Benediction



Thanksgiving Services

Hymn

Thanksgiving Proclamation of the President of the United States, or the Governor of the state, or both

Scriptural Selection

Silent Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer with its spiritual interpretation

Hymn

Explanatory Note

Subject of the Lesson-Sermon

Golden Text

Responsive Reading
(read alternately by the First Reader and the congregation)

Lesson-Sermon

Solo

Testimonies by Christian Scientists, appropriate for the occasion

Hymn

The scientific statement of being and its correlative scripture according to I John 3:1–3

Benediction