Order of service details

Order for the service on Sunday, January 25, 2015

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

Subject:  Truth



Communion by Charles Callahan
Psalm Prelude by Robert Hebble

Hymn: 175

Violet Hay

Lo, He sent His Word and healed them,
Still that Word of God is here.
Still its tender healing message
Speaks to every listening ear.
Truth divine, that overcometh
All the ills that seem to be,
In our hearts Thy Word abiding,
We may know Thee and be free.

Love divine, that faileth never,
Still Thy presence and Thy power
Mighty are to save and heal us,
Guard and guide us every hour.
Life divine, Thy Word proclaimeth
All true being one with Thee.
Sinless, fearless, whole, rejoicing,
Now and through eternity.

Scriptural Selection 

Psalm 86:11(to :);119:16,42 for,160,68,47,140,142,30,97;51:6 (to :);40:8 thy law;19:7,8,9-11 the judgments;107:20;John 17:17 thy word


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

Hymn, 257

Christ My Refuge
Mary Baker Eddy

O'er waiting harpstrings of the mind
There sweeps a strain,
Low, sad, and sweet, whose measures bind
The power of pain,

And wake a white-winged angel throng
Of thoughts, illumed
By faith, and breathed in raptured song,
With love perfumed.

Then His unveiled, sweet mercies show
Life's burdens light.
I kiss the cross, and wake to know
A world more bright.

And o'er earth's troubled, angry sea
I see Christ walk,
And come to me, and tenderly,
Divinely talk.

Thus Truth engrounds me on the rock,
Upon Life's shore,
'Gainst which the winds and waves can shock,
Oh, nevermore!

From tired joy and grief afar,
And nearer Thee, —
Father, where Thine own children are,
I love to be.

My prayer, some daily good to do
To Thine, for Thee;
An offering pure of Love, whereto
God leadeth me.




Soloist: Rebecca Minor

Title:  The Healing of the Centurion's Servant

R. Charles Rownd
Matthew 8:5-10,13

And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a Centurion beseeching him, And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented. And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him, and heal him. The centurion answered and said, Lord, I'm not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof; but speak the word only, and my servant will be healed. For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me; and I say to this man Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it. When Jesus heard it, he marvelled and said, Verily, I say unto you, I have not found so great a faith, no, not in Israel, not in Israel. And Jesus said unto the Centurion, Go thy way, and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed, And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour.

Golden Text and Responsive Reading 

Golden Text 

Psalms 33:4 the
. . . the word of the Lord is right; and all his works are done in truth.

Responsive Reading 

John 7:14–17 Jesus; 18:19, 28 (to :), 29, 30, 33, 36–38 (to ?)
14 . . . Jesus went up into the temple, and taught.
15 And the Jews marvelled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned?
16 Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me.
17 If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.
19 The high priest then asked Jesus of his disciples, and of his doctrine.
28 Then led they Jesus from Caiaphas unto the hall of judgment:
29 Pilate then went out unto them, and said, What accusation bring ye against this man?
30 They answered and said unto him, If he were not a malefactor, we would not have delivered him up unto thee.
33 Then Pilate entered into the judgment hall again, and called Jesus, and said unto him, Art thou the King of the Jews?
36 Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.
37 Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.
38 Pilate saith unto him, What is truth?

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



Improvisation-Pastorale by Joseph Jongen

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Hymn 101

Maude de Verse Newton

He sent His Word, His holy Word,
And grieving hearts were healed;
Uplifted they beheld in light
Man's heritage revealed;
For this we bless Thee, Lord.

He sent His Word, His shining Word
Of Truth, forever one,
And sons of men rejoice to know
The dream of sorrow done;
For this we bless Thee, Lord.

He sent His Word, His faithful Word,
And hosts who toil in vain
Reject the falsehood ages taught
And rise to Life again;
For this we bless Thee, Lord.

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
New King James Version ®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved. 


John 8:32 


Fugue in E-flat Major ("St. Anne") BWV 552/2 by Johann Sebastian Bach


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