Order of service details

Order for the service on Sunday, June 28, 2015

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

Subject:  Christian Science

 

Guest Second Reader: Christian Harder

Prelude

Consolation by Franz Liszt
Cantilene (from Sonata No. 11 in D minor, Op. 148) by Josef Rheinberger

Hymn: 210

Mother's Evening Prayer
Mary Baker Eddy

O gentle presence, peace and joy and power;
O Life divine, that owns each waiting hour,
Thou Love that guards the nestling's faltering flight!
Keep Thou my child on upward wing tonight.

Love is our refuge; only with mine eye
Can I behold the snare, the pit, the fall:
His habitation high is here, and nigh,
His arm encircles me, and mine, and all.

O make me glad for every scalding tear,
For hope deferred, ingratitude, disdain!
Wait, and love more for every hate, and fear
No ill, — since God is good, and loss is gain.

Beneath the shadow of His mighty wing;
In that sweet secret of the narrow way,
Seeking and finding, with the angels sing:
"Lo, I am with you alway," — watch and pray.

No snare, no fowler, pestilence or pain;
No night drops down upon the troubled breast,
When heaven's aftersmile earth's tear-drops gain,
And mother finds her home and heav'nly rest.

Scriptural Selection 

Isaiah 66:9 saith thy,13 (to ;)
Isaiah 54:1 break (to :),2,3 (to ;),4 3rd for thou,5 the (to 2nd ;),6,7 with,10,11,13,14,17

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: 174

Maria Louise Baum

Like as a mother, God comforteth His children;
Comfort is calm, that bids all tumult cease;
Comfort is hope and courage for endeavor,
Comfort is love, whose home abides in peace.

Love is true solace and giveth joy for sorrow, —
O, in that light, all earthly loss is gain;
Joy must endure, Love's giving is forever;
Life is of God, whose radiance cannot wane.

O holy presence, that stills all our demanding,
O love of God, that needs but to be known!
Heaven is at hand, when thy pure touch persuades us,
Comfort of God, that seeks and finds His own.

Notices

 

Solo

Soloist: Gwen Eagleton

Title: Ye Shall Not Sorrow Any More

Text: The Bible (Isaiah and Jeremiah)
Music: Jeanne Alden Joy

Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God.
Refrain thy voice from weeping, and thine eyes from tears.
For thy soul shall be as a watered garden,
And ye shall not sorrow any more at all.

I will give unto you beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning,
The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness.
And thy soul shall be as a watered garden,
And ye shall not sorrow any more at all.

Ye shall go out with joy and be led forth with peace:
The mountains and the hills shall break forth into singing,
And all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.

Copyright R.D. Row Music Co.

Golden Text and Responsive Reading 

Golden Text 

Isaiah 40:1
Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God.

Responsive Reading 

Isaiah 42:5, 6, 16; 51:3, 7 (to ;), 11 the, 12 (to :)
5 Thus saith God the Lord, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein:
6 I the Lord have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles;
16 And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them.
3 For the Lord shall comfort Zion: he will comfort all her waste places; and he will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the Lord; joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.
7 Hearken unto me, ye that know righteousness, the people in whose heart is my law;
11 . . . the redeemed of the Lord shall return, and come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy shall be upon their head: they shall obtain gladness and joy; and sorrow and mourning shall flee away.
12 I, even I, am he that comforteth you:

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

Improvisation by Flor Peeters

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Hymn 356

Nellie B. Mace

To Thee, O God, we bring our adoration,
To Love divine, in whom we live and move;
For Thou hast shown to us our perfect selfhood
In Thy loved Son, whom Jesus came to prove.

We are Thy children, Thou our Father-Mother,
And we would ever follow Thy behest:
Help us to understand Thy holy counsel,
For in obedience lies our active rest.

We, now redeemed through Love, return to Zion,
Singing to Thee our deeply grateful praise;
For we are Christ's, and Christ is Thine, O Father:
His joy remains in us through endless days.

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

Isaiah 52:9
New King James Version ®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Postlude

Prelude in C Major, BWV 547/1 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Copyright

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