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Sunday, August 28, 2016

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

Subject: 

Christ Jesus

Prelude

Now come, Saviour of the Nations, BWV 659 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Lord Jesus Christ, Be Present Now, BWV 655 by Johann Sebastian Bach

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.

Scriptural Selection 

John 8:1, 2(to;), 13-16, 23, 25(to ?), 28, 45-47(to :)

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 302

Communion Hymn
Mary Baker Eddy

Saw ye my Saviour? Heard ye the glad sound?
Felt ye the power of the Word?
’Twas the Truth that made us free,
And was found by you and me
In the life and the love of our Lord.

Mourner, it calls you,—“Come to my bosom,
Love wipes your tears all away,
And will lift the shade of gloom,
And for you make radiant room
Midst the glories of one endless day.”

Sinner, it calls you,—“Come to this fountain,
Cleanse the foul senses within;
’Tis the Spirit that makes pure,
That exalts thee, and will cure
All thy sorrow and sickness and sin.”

Strongest deliverer, friend of the friendless,
Life of all being divine:
Thou the Christ, and not the creed;
Thou the Truth in thought and deed;
Thou the water, the bread, and the wine.

Notices

Solo

Soloist: Gwen Eagleton

Title: Come Follow Me

Words by J. Paul Williams and Joseph M. Martin
Music by Joseph M. Martin

Words not available due to copyright.

Golden Text and Responsive Reading 

Golden Text:

John 18:37 To (to 2nd .)
. . . To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth.

Responsive Reading:

Matthew 16:13–17 ; I John 5:1 (to :), 11, 12 (to ;), 20
13 When Jesus came into the coasts of Cæsarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?
14 And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.
15 He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?
16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Bar–jona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.
1 Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God:
11 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
12 He that hath the Son hath life;
20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.

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

Interlude VI by Denis Bédard

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Hymn 370

Nellie B. Mace

We are hid with Christ forever
In the Father’s holy plan.
In this pure eternal union
We behold the perfect man;
And we know that sin can never
Overthrow the sacred rod
Of dominion over evil:
We are hid with Christ in God.

Hid with Christ in God, O gladness:
O the meekness and the might,
When the risen Christ has lifted
All our thoughts into the light,
Light of Truth wherein no sadness
Dims the radiant peace we find,
As we set our whole affection
On the beauteous things of Mind.

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

Acts 9:34 Christ (to :)

Postlude

Final (from Organ Symphony No. 1) by Louis Vierne

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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