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Sunday services are conducted by a First and Second Reader and include music, hymns, prayer, and readings from the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. Unless otherwise indicated, Scriptural selections are from the King James Version of the Bible.

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

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

Subject: 

Truth

Prelude

Carol Weitner, guest organist

Sonata V in D major: Andante - Andante con moto by Felix Mendelssohn
Cantabile by Joseph Jongen

Hymn 201

Charles Parsons

O do not bar your mind
Against the light of good;
But open wide, let in the Word,
And Truth will be your food.

Truth will from error free
Your long enslaved mind,
And bring the light of liberty
Where it shall be enshrined.

Hid treasures it reveals
To all who know its power;
And all who will may light receive
In this most gracious hour.

Then open wide your heart
To Truth and Light and Love;
You then shall know your life is hid
With Christ in God above.

Scriptural Selection 

2 Corinthians 2:14.4:1,2 6,7. 5:6,16-18. 6:2 behold, 17,18

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 85

Edith Gaddis Brewer

God of Truth, eternal good,
Lift our hearts to revelation,
That Thou mayst be understood,
Thou, the Rock of our salvation;
All Thy love we have for loving,
All Thy truth is ours for proving.

Open now our eyes to see,
As the clouds of sense are riven,
We behold reality,
Know the glory of Thy heaven;
So we seek Thy perfect healing
Through the Truth of Thy revealing.

All the way that we must go
We will take at Thy direction,
Where the floods of trouble flow
Find Thy perfect, calm reflection;
On the path that has no turning,
Patience, courage, meekness learning.

Notices

Solo

Soloist: Gwen Eagleton

Title: Thy Word is a Lamp

Text: Psalm 119
Music: Gene Bone and Howard Fenton
Words not available due to copyright

Golden Text and Responsive Reading 

Golden Text:

Psalms 25:5
Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.

Responsive Reading:

Psalms 119:12, 30, 34, 35, 37, 41, 45, 65, 105, 113, 114, 128; 86:11 (to :)
12 Blessed art thou, O Lord: teach me thy statutes.
30 I have chosen the way of truth: thy judgments have I laid before me.
34 Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.
35 Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; for therein do I delight.
37 Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity; and quicken thou me in thy way.
41 Let thy mercies come also unto me, O Lord, even thy salvation, according to thy word.
45 And I will walk at liberty: for I seek thy precepts.
65 Thou hast dealt well with thy servant, O Lord, according unto thy word.
105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
113 I hate vain thoughts: but thy law do I love.
114 Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word.
128 Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way.
11 Teach me thy way, O Lord; I will walk in thy truth:

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

Offertory and collection

Prelude on "Rock of Ages" by Dale Wood

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Hymn 23

Christmas Morn
Mary Baker Eddy

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.

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

1 John 3:19     ......we are of the truth.......

Postlude

Suite gothique: Introduction - Choral; Menuet gothique by Léon Boëllmann

Copyright

Due to third party copyright ownership, not all hymn words from the Christian Science Hymnal and theChristian Science Hymnal Supplement Hymns 430-462 are posted. Copyright to many hymns is owned by The Christian Science Board of Directors. Hymn words may not be used or reprinted without permission. For more information email permissions@csps.com

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