Order of service details

Order for the service on Sunday, September 14, 2014

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

Subject: Substance

 

Prelude

Offrande by Flor Peeters
Rose Window (from Byzantine Sketches) by Henri Mulet
Organist: Bryan Ashley

Hymn 330

Henry W. Baker

The King of Love my Shepherd is,
Whose goodness faileth never;
I nothing lack, for I am His
And He is mine forever.

Where streams of living water flow
My ransomed soul He leadeth,
And where the verdant pastures grow,
With food celestial feedeth.

Perverse and foolish oft I strayed,
But yet in love He sought me,
And on His shoulder gently laid,
And home, rejoicing, brought me.

And so through all the length of days
Thy goodness faileth never;
Good Shepherd, may I sing Thy praise
Within Thy house forever.

Scriptural Selection 

Luke 12:16-20 The,32-34   New King James Version ®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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 307

"Feed My Sheep"
Mary Baker Eddy

Shepherd, show me how to go
O'er the hillside steep,
How to gather, how to sow, —
How to feed Thy sheep;
I will listen for Thy voice,
Lest my footsteps stray;
I will follow and rejoice
All the rugged way.

Thou wilt bind the stubborn will,
Wound the callous breast,
Make self-righteousness be still,
Break earth's stupid rest.
Strangers on a barren shore,
Lab'ring long and lone,
We would enter by the door,
And Thou know'st Thine own;

So, when day grows dark and cold,
Tear or triumph harms,
Lead Thy lambkins to the fold,
Take them in Thine arms;
Feed the hungry, heal the heart,
Till the morning's beam;
White as wool, ere they depart,
Shepherd, wash them clean.

Notices

 

Solo

Soloist: Rebecca Minor

Title: Faith as a Mustard Seed

Words and music by Rebecca Minor

If you have faith as a mustard seed - even if one humble grain, There's not a mountain you can't remove, a victory you can't attain. Nothing can darken or hamper your way. When faith lights your path you can see clear as day. Doubt cannot enter when you stand fast in truth. Just begin with a mustard seed, And you'll notice how it grows with every proof. Remember that woman from Shunem, whose faithfulness gained her a son. And when death attempted to claim him she realized what had to be done. She journeyed to Carmel and never did tell that her little one died, she replied "All is well." She brought him to Elisha, and she kept faith in hand - that kernel of mustard seed, 'Till her son was healed at God's supreme command. So open wide and let faith pour in. God will furnish the strength within To bar up your door against bold intrusions. For faith as a mustard seed will dispel life's illusions. Faith as a mustard seed.

Copyright Rebecca Minor 2012

Golden Text and Responsive Reading 

Golden Text 

Luke 12:15 a
. . . a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.

Responsive Reading 

Proverbs 23:5 (to ;), 12, 23, 26; 8:5 (to :), 10, 11, 18, 19, 33–35; Hebrews 11:6 he
5 Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings;
12 Apply thine heart unto instruction, and thine ears to the words of knowledge.
23 Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.
26 My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways.
5 O ye simple, understand wisdom:
10 Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold.
11 For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.
18 Riches and honour are with me; yea, durable riches and righteousness.
19 My fruit is better than gold, yea, than fine gold; and my revenue than choice silver.
33 Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not.
34 Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.
35 For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the Lord.
6 . . . he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek 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 King of Love My Shepherd Is by G. Winston Cassler
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Hymn 267

Emily F. Seal

Our God is All-in-all,
His children cannot fear;
See baseless evil fall,
And know that God is here.

Our God is All; in space
No subtle error creeps;
We see Truth's glowing face,
And Love that never sleeps.

We see creative Mind,
The Principle, the Life;
And Soul and substance find,
But never discord, strife.

O, Perfect and Divine,
We hear Thy loving call,
And seek no earthly shrine
But crown Thee Lord of all.

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.

Benediction

Christian Science versus Pantheism, by Mary Baker Eddy 15:5

Postlude

Sinfonia: We Thank Thee, O God  (arr. Marcel Dupré) by Johann Sebastian Bach

Copyright

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