Order of service details

Order for the service on Sunday, December 14, 2014

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

Subject:  God the Preserver of Man

 

Prelude

All Glory Be to God On High, BWV 662 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Hymn: O Come, All Ye Faithful

John F. Wade
Tr. Frederick Oakeley

O Come, all ye faithful, Joyful and triumphant,
O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem.
Come and behold him, Born the King of Angels;
O come, let us adore him, O come, let us adore him,
O come, let us adore him. Christ the Lord.

Sing, choirs of angels, Sing in exultation,
Sing, all ye citizens of heaven above.
Glory to God, glory in the highest.
O come, let us adore him, O come, let us adore him,
O come, let us adore him. Christ the Lord.

Yea, Lord we greet thee, Born this happy morning,
Jesus, to thee be all glory given,
Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing.
O come, let us adore him, O come, let us adore him,
O come, let us adore him. Christ the Lord.

Scriptural Selection 

Matthew 2:1, 11 (to :),13,14,19 when,20 (to :),21,22 being,23; Psalm 118:26 (to :); 41:2 (to :)

Prayer

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

Hymn 432

Christmas Morn
Mary Baker Eddy

Blest Christmas morn, though murky clouds
Pursue thy way,
Thy light was born where storm enshrouds
Nor dawn nor day!

Dear Christ, forever here and near,
No cradle song,
No natal hour and mother's tear,
To thee belong.

Thou God-idea, Life-encrowned,
The Bethlehem babe —
Beloved, replete, by flesh embound —
Was but thy shade!

Thou gentle beam of living Love,
And deathless Life!
Truth infinite, — so far above
All mortal strife,

Or cruel creed, or earth-born taint:
Fill us today
With all thou art — be thou our saint,
Our stay, alway.

Notices

 

Solo

Soloist: Rebecca Minor

Title: In Thee Do I Trust

Words from Psalms
Music by Ruth E. Lambert

Words not available due to copyright

Golden Text and Responsive Reading 

Golden Text 

Psalms 36:7
 How precious is your unfailing love, O God! All humanity finds shelter in the shadow of your wings.
The Golden Text is from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

Responsive Reading 

Isaiah 43:1–3 now (to :), 5 (to 2nd :), 6, 7, 10–12
1 . . . now thus saith the Lord that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.
2 When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.
3 For I am the Lord thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour:
5 Fear not: for I am with thee:
6 I will say to the north, Give up; and to the south, Keep not back: bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the ends of the earth;
7 Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.
10 Ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me.
11 I, even I, am the Lord; and beside me there is no saviour.
12 I have declared, and have saved, and I have shewed, when there was no strange god among you: therefore ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord, that I am 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

Collection 

Offertory

Now come, Saviour of the Nations, BuxWV 211 by Dietrich Buxtehude

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Hymn 58

Elizabeth C. Adams

Father, we Thy loving children
Lift our hearts in joy today,
Knowing well that Thou wilt keep us
Ever in Thy blessed way.
Thou art Love and Thou art wisdom,
Thou art Life and Thou art All;
In Thy Spirit living, moving,
We shall neither faint nor fall.

Come we daily then, dear Father,
Open hearts and willing hands,
Eager ears, expectant, joyful,
Ready for Thy right commands.
We would hear no other voices,
We would heed no other call;
Thou alone art good and gracious,
Thou our Mind and Thou our All.

In Thy house securely dwelling,
Where Thy children live to bless,
Seeing only Thy creation,
We can share Thy happiness,
Share Thy joy and spend it freely.
Loyal hearts can feel no fear;
We Thy children know Thee, Father,
Love and Life forever near.

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.

GOD'S WORD®, © 1995 God's Word to the Nations. Used by permission of Baker Publishing Group. All rights reserved.

Benediction

Psalm 145:20 (to :)

Postlude

Prelude on the Introit to Epiphany by Maurice Duruflé
Fugue on the theme of the Carillon of Soissons Cathedral by Maurice Duruflé

Copyright

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