Order of service details

Order for the service on Sunday, November 23, 2014

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

Subject: Soul and Body

 

Prelude

Deck Thyself, Beloved Soul, BWV 654 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Hymn 444

Désirée Goyette
Based on Isaiah 45:5-6
Hymn 444: © 2008 Lightchild Publishing

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.

Scriptural Selection 

Isaiah 60:1; I Thessalonians 5:5 (to :),16-18 (to :),19-24; II Thessalonians 2:13 God hath,14,16,17; I Thessalonians 2:20

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 25

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: William Burden

Title: Light of the World

Words by Horatius Bonar
Music by G. O'Connor-Morris

Light of the world, for ever, ever shining,
There is no change in thee,
True light of life, all joy and health enshrining,
Thou canst not fade, nor flee,
Thou art arisen and thou descendest never,
Today shines as the past,
All that thou wert, thou art, and ever shall be,
Brightness from first to last,
Night visits not thy sky, nor storm, nor sadness,
Day fills up its blue unfailing beauty and unfaltering gladness,,
And love forever new, love forever near,
Light of the world, undoing and unsetting,
O shine each mist away,
Banish the fear, the falsehood, and the fretting,
Thou art unchanging day.

Golden Text and Responsive Reading 

Golden Text 

Isaiah 60:19 the Lord
. . . the Lord shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory.

Responsive Reading 

I Chronicles 16:10, 11, 23, 24, 26, 28, 31; 22:19 (to ;); I Corinthians 6:19 know, 20 glorify
10 Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the Lord.
11 Seek the Lord and his strength, seek his face continually.
23 Sing unto the Lord, all the earth; shew forth from day to day his salvation.
24 Declare his glory among the heathen; his marvellous works among all nations.
26 For all the gods of the people are idols: but the Lord made the heavens.
28 Give unto the Lord, ye kindreds of the people, give unto the Lord glory and strength.
31 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice: and let men say among the nations, The Lord reigneth.
19 Now set your heart and your soul to seek the Lord your God;
19 . . . know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
20 . . . glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.

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

Prayer by Alfred Hollins

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Hymn 35

Charles Wesley

Christ, whose glory fills the skies,
Christ, the true, the perfect Light,
Sun of righteousness, arise,
Triumph o'er the shades of night;
Dayspring from on high, be near,
Daystar, in my heart appear.

Dark and cheerless is the morn
Uncompanioned, Lord, by thee;
Joyless is the day's return,
Till thy mercy's beams I see;
Till they inward light impart,
Glad my eyes, and warm my heart.

Visit then this soul of mine,
Pierce the gloom of sin and grief;
Fill me, radiancy divine,
Scatter all my unbelief;
More and more thyself display,
Shining to the perfect day.

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

Benediction

I Thessalonians 5:23,24 
J. B. Phillips, "The New Testament in Modern English", 1962 edition, published by Harper Collins.

Postlude

Hymn to the Sun by Louis Vierne

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