Order for the service on Sunday, February 7, 2016
Unless otherwise indicated, Scriptural quotations are from the King James Version of the Bible.
Come God, Creator, Holy Ghost, BWV 667 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Prelude on "Veni Creator Spiritus" by Maurice Duruflé
Come, gracious Spirit, heavenly Love,
With light and comfort from above;
Be Thou our guardian, Thou our guide,
O’er every thought and step preside.
The light of Truth to us display,
That we may know and choose Thy way;
Plant holy joy in every heart,
That we from Thee may ne’er depart.
Lead us, O Christ, thou living Way,
Nor let us from thy precepts stray;
Lead us to God, our heavenly rest,
That we may be forever blest.
Matthew 3:16,17; Luke 4:1,2 (to 1st .),16 (to :),16-21,40,41 (to .)
Silent prayer, followed by the audible repetition of the Lord’s Prayer with its spiritual interpretation by Mary Baker Eddy (Read in context)
Mary Baker Eddy
Brood o’er us with Thy shelt’ring wing,
’Neath which our spirits blend
Like brother birds, that soar and sing,
And on the same branch bend.
The arrow that doth wound the dove
Darts not from those who watch and love.
If thou the bending reed wouldst break
By thought or word unkind,
Pray that his spirit you partake,
Who loved and healed mankind:
Seek holy thoughts and heavenly strain,
That make men one in love remain.
Learn, too, that wisdom’s rod is given
For faith to kiss, and know;
That greetings glorious from high heaven,
Whence joys supernal flow,
Come from that Love, divinely near,
Which chastens pride and earth-born fear,
Through God, who gave that word of might
Which swelled creation’s lay:
“Let there be light, and there was light.”
What chased the clouds away?
’Twas Love whose finger traced aloud
A bow of promise on the cloud.
Thou to whose power our hope we give,
Free us from human strife.
Fed by Thy love divine we live,
For Love alone is Life;
And life most sweet, as heart to heart
Speaks kindly when we meet and part.
Soloist: Gwen Eagleton
Title: Come, Holy Spirit
Words and Music by Joseph M. Martin
Tune: Nettleton from John Wyeth’s Repository of Sacred Music
Words: Robert Robinson
Adapted with permission
Words not available due to copyright
Golden Text and Responsive Reading
Psalms 143:10 thou (to 2nd ;)
. . . thou art my God: thy spirit is good;
John 4:24 (to :); 1:14, 17 grace, 18, 32–34; 3:31 (to 1st :), 32 (to ;), 33–35
24 God is a Spirit:
14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
17 . . . grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
18 No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.
32 And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him.
33 And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.
34 And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God.
31 He that cometh from above is above all:
32 And what he hath seen and heard, that he testifieth;
33 He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true.
34 For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him.
35 The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand.
The Golden Text and Responsive Reading are from the Christian Science Quarterly Bible Lesson, a publication copyrighted by the Christian Science Publishing Society.
Andantino in E-flat (from Pièces posthumes) by César Franck
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John Christian Jacobi, Tr., adapted
Holy Spirit, source of gladness,
Come with all Thy radiance bright;
Lift all burdens and all sadness;
O’er Thy children shed Thy light.
Let the Love that knows no measure,
Now in quickening showers descend;
Bring to us the richest treasure
Man can wish or God can send.
Send us Thine illumination;
Banish all our fears at length;
Rest upon this congregation,
Spirit of unfailing strength.
Scientific Statement of Being
From Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, p.468, line 8
I John 3: 1-3.
Ephesians 5:18 be filled
Chorale variations on "Veni Creator Spiritus" by Maurice Duruflé
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