Order of service details

Order for the service on Sunday, September 28, 2014

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

Subject: Reality



Voluntary on Hymn 444
Guest Organist: Stephen Loher

Hymn 444

Désirée Goyette
Based on Isaiah 45:5-6

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 that 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 am the Truth, there is none else;
There is no Truth beside Me.
Infinite light, bountiful, bright,
Is ever present to guide thee.
Beloved and free, eternally,
Perfect peace and joy I provide thee,
For I am the Lord, there is none else;
There is no God beside Me.

Innocent one, sinless and pure,
Nothing can ever divide thee.
Governed by Love, you’re safe and secure;
I am forever beside thee.
So rest and know wher-e’er you go,
Home and heav’n cannot be denied thee,
For I am the Lord, there is none else;
There is no God beside Me.

Hymn 444: © 2008 Lightchild Publishing

Scriptural Selection 

Revelation 1:1; 4:1,2 (to :); 21:9-11 (to :),23; 22:5 the Lord,6 (to ::); 11:12 Come (to 1st .); Isa 60:19 the Lord


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

Hymn 447

Mary Baker Eddy

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.




Soloist: Rebecca Minor

Title: The New Jerusalem

Michael Card and Scott Brasher 
Words not available due to copyright

Golden Text and Responsive Reading 

Golden Text 

Psalms 66:5 (to :)
Come and see the works of God:

Responsive Reading 

Isaiah 40:5 the; I Kings 18:21 (to 1st .), 25, 26, 30, 36, 38, 39
5 . . . the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.
21 And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the Lord be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him.
25 And Elijah said unto the prophets of Baal, Choose you one bullock for yourselves, and dress it first; for ye are many; and call on the name of your gods, but put no fire under.
26 And they took the bullock which was given them, and they dressed it, and called on the name of Baal from morning even until noon, saying, O Baal, hear us. But there was no voice, nor any that answered. And they leaped upon the altar which was made.
30 And Elijah said unto all the people, Come near unto me. And all the people came near unto him. And he repaired the altar of the Lord that was broken down.
36 And it came to pass at the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet came near, and said, Lord God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, let it be known this day that thou art God in Israel, and that I am thy servant, and that I have done all these things at thy word.
38 Then the fire of the Lord fell, and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench.
39 And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces: and they said, The Lord, he is the God; the Lord, he is the God.

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



Voluntary on Hammersmith (Hymn 428)
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Hymn 428

Duncan Sinclair

O God, our Father-Mother, Love,
Purge Thou our hearts from sin,
That in Thy radiancy divine
We may with eyes undimmed define
Thy will, reality.

O God, our Father-Mother, Truth,
Send forth Thy light sublime,
That in its pure and cleansing rays
We may, with thought attuned to praise,
Behold reality.

O God, our Father-Mother, Life,
Reveal in us Thy might,
That henceforth we may live to Thee,
In all our ways reflecting Thee,
And know reality.

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
Gold et al., editors. The New Testament and Psalms: An Inclusive Version. New York: Oxford University Press, Inc., 1995.


The First Church of Christ, Scientist and Miscellany  by Mary Baker Eddy 206:18-20


Fanfare and Voluntary


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