Order of service details

Order for the service on Sunday, March 1, 2015

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

Subject:  Christ Jesus

 

Prelude

When in the Hour of Utmost Need, BWV 668 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Lord Jesus Christ, Be Present Now, BWV 655 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Hymn: 414

Katherine Hankey

I love to tell the story
Of unseen things above,
Of Jesus and his glory,
Of Jesus and his love,
I love to tell the story
Because I know 'tis true,
It satisfies my longing
As nothing else can do.

Refrain
I love to tell the story,
It is my theme in glory
To tell the old, old story
Of Jesus and his love.

I love to tell the story,
'Tis pleasant to repeat
What seems, each time I tell it,
More wonderfully sweet.
I love to tell the story,
For some have never heard
The message of salvation
From God's own holy word.
Refrain

I love to tell the story,
For those who know it best
Seem hungering and thirsting
To hear it like the rest,
I love to tell the story,
To sing the new, new song
That is the old, old story
That I have loved so long.
Refrain

Scriptural Selection 

John 1:14 the,16-18; Romans 1:1,3,5-7; Colossians 1:2-6; 3:16,17; 4:6,18 Grace (To 4th .)

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: 43

William Chatterton Dix
Adapted

Come unto me, ye weary,
And I will give you rest.
O tender words of Jesus,
Which come to hearts oppressed.
They tell of benediction,
Of pardon, grace, and peace,
Of joy that hath no ending,
Of love which cannot cease.

Come unto me, ye wanderers,
And I will give you light.
O loving words of Jesus,
Which come to cheer the night.
Come, all ye heavy laden,
And I will give you life.
O peaceful words of Jesus,
Which come to end all strife.

Notices

 

Solo

Guest Soloist: Tessa Frost
Guest Musician: Jay Frost 

Title: Christmas Morn  

Words by Mary Baker Eddy
Music by Jay and Tessa Frost

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.

Golden Text and Responsive Reading 

Golden Text 

Hebrews 13:8
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to-day, and for ever.

Responsive Reading 

John 9:39 (to ;); 10:14, 16, 24, 25, 27–30, 37, 38
39 And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see;
14 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.
16 And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.
24 Then came the Jews round about him, and said unto him, How long dost thou make us to doubt? If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly.
25 Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in my Father’s name, they bear witness of me.
27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.
30 I and my Father are one.
37 If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not.
38 But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him.

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

The Lord's Prayer by Maurice Duruflé

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Hymn 386

Isaac Watts
Adapted

When Jesus our great Master came
To teach us in his Father's name,
In every act, in every thought,
He lived the precepts which he taught.

So let our lips and lives express
The holy gospel we profess;
So let our works and virtues shine,
To prove the doctrine all divine.

Thus shall we best proclaim abroad,
The honors of our Saviour, God,
When His salvation reigns within,
And grace subdues the claim of sin.

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
J. B. Phillips, "The New Testament in Modern English", 1962 edition, published by Harper Collins.

Benediction

Philippians 4:23 (To 4th .)

Postlude

Carillon de Westminster by Louis Vierne

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