Order of service details

Order for the service on Sunday, October 26, 2014

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

Subject: Probation After Death


Norm Bleichman, Substitute First Reader
Barbara Pettis, Guest Second Reader 


My Heart is Filled with Longing, BWV 727 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Adagio (from Organ Symphony No. 6) by Charles-Marie Widor

Hymn 168

10th Century
Richard Mant, Tr.

Let all the earth with songs rejoice;
Let heaven return the joyful voice;
All mindful of our God's great name,
Let every man His praise proclaim.

Ye servants who once bore the light
Of Gospel truth o'er darkest night,
Still may our work that light impart,
To glad the eyes and cheer the heart.

O God, by whom to them was given
The key that shuts and opens heaven,
Our chains unbind, our loss repair,
Reveal Thy power through answered prayer.

For at Thy will they preached the Word
Which cured disease, which health conferred:
And now, that healing power once more
Our peace and health to us restore.

Scriptural Selection 

Luke 19:12 A, 13, 15-21 (to :), 22-24; Ps 37:29, 34 (to:)


Silent prayer, followed by the audible repetition of the Lord’s Prayer with its spiritual interpretation by Mary Baker Eddy (Read in context)

Hymn 456

"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.




Soloist: Rebecca Minor

Title: The Lord is My Strength and My Song

Text from Psalms, II Corinthians and Hebrews 11
Music by Lynn Briggs and John William Gordon

The Lord is my strength and my song,
And is become my salvation.
I shall not die, but live, and glorify God.
I will sing praises unto my God.
I will sing praises unto the Lord as long as I live.

The glory of the Lord shall endure.
The Lord shall endure forever.
The Lord shall rejoice in all His works!

Now he that cometh to God must believe that He is.
For we look not on the things which are seen,
But rather on those things which are not seen,
For they are eternal.

The Lord is my strength and my song,
And is become my salvation!
The Lord shall rejoice in all His works!

Golden Text and Responsive Reading 

Golden Text 

Revelation 4:1 behold (to :)
. . . behold, a door was opened in heaven:

Responsive Reading 

Psalms 84:1, 2, 4 (to 1st .), 10; 24:3–5, 7; 119:137, 144 give
1 How amiable are thy tabernacles, O Lord of hosts!
2 My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the Lord: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God.
4 Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they will be still praising thee.
10 For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.
3 Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? or who shall stand in his holy place?
4 He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.
5 He shall receive the blessing from the Lord, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.
7 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
137 Righteous art thou, O Lord, and upright are thy judgments.
144 . . . give me understanding, and I shall live.

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



Voluntary by Samuel Jackson

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Hymn 455

Seek Ye First
Karen Lafferty
Words not available due to copyright

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


John 1: 51 Hereafter, (to open,)


Mors et Ressurectio by Jean Langlais


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