Order of service details

Order for the service on Sunday, April 26, 2015

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

Subject:  Probation After Death


Guest Second Reader: Christian Harder


Psalm Prelude Set 1, Op. 32: No. 3 (Psalm 23:4) by Herbert Howells

Hymn: 343

George W. Doane

Thou art the Way: to thee alone
From sin and death we flee;
And he who would the Father seek,
Must seek Him, Lord, by thee.

Thou art the Truth: thy word alone
True wisdom doth impart;
Thou only canst unfold that Truth,
And purify the heart.

Thou art the Life: the rending tomb
Proclaims thy conquering arm;
And those who put their trust in thee
Nor death nor hell shall harm.

Thou art the Way, the Truth, the Life:
Grant us that Way to know,
That Truth to trust, that Life to learn,
Whose joys eternal flow.

Scriptural Selection 

Luke 16:19-21 (to :),22-31; Mark 1:15 repent 


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

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: Gwen Eagleton

Title: Seek the Lord and ye shall Live

Words from The Bible
Music by Merle Miller
R.D. Row Music Company, Inc.

What man is he that desireth life
and loveth many days, that he may see good?

Keep thy tongue from evil
and thy lips from speaking guile.
Depart from evil and do good.
Seek peace and pursue it.
Seek the Lord and ye shall live.

Many are the afflictions of the righteous;
But the Lord delivreth him out of them all.

The Lord will command His lovingkindness in the daytime,
And in the night His song shall be with me;
And my prayer unto the God of my life!

Seek the Lord and ye shall live.

Golden Text and Responsive Reading 

Golden Text 

Psalms 17:6 (to :), 15 I shall
I have called upon thee, for thou wilt hear me, O God: . . . I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.

Responsive Reading 

Psalms 139:23, 24; 33:18–22; Isaiah 25:1, 7, 8
23 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:
24 And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
18 Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy;
19 To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine.
20 Our soul waiteth for the Lord: he is our help and our shield.
21 For our heart shall rejoice in him, because we have trusted in his holy name.
22 Let thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us, according as we hope in thee.
 1 O Lord, thou art my God; I will exalt thee, I will praise thy name; for thou hast done wonderful things; thy counsels of old are faithfulness and truth.
 7 And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the veil that is spread over all nations.
 8 He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the Lord hath spoken it.

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



Liturgical Improvisation II by George Oldroyd

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Hymn 135

Carl J. P. Spitta

I know no life divided,
O Lord of life, from Thee;
In Thee is life provided
For all mankind and me:
I know no death, O Father,
Because I live in Thee;
Thy life it is that frees us
From death eternally.

I fear no tribulation,
Since, whatsoe’er it be,
It makes no separation
Between my Lord and me:
Since Thou, my God and Father,
Dost claim me as Thine own,
I richly shall inherit
All good, from Thee alone.

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


Proverbs 4:18 the
New King James Version ®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.


Pièce d'orgue (Fantasia in G Major ) BWV 572 by Johann Sebastian Bach


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