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Sunday, September 18, 2016

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




Vêpres du Commun: Antiphons II, III, V Marcel Dupré

Guest First Reader: William Moody

Hymn 49

John Greenleaf Whittier

Dear Lord and Father of us all,
Forgive our foolish ways;
Reclothe us in our rightful mind;
In purer lives Thy service find,
In deeper reverence, praise.

In simple trust like theirs who heard,
Beside the Syrian sea,
The gracious calling of the Lord,
Let us, like them, without a word
Rise up and follow thee.

Breathe through the pulses of desire
Thy coolness and Thy balm;
Let sense be dumb, let flesh retire;
Speak through the earthquake, wind and fire,
O still small voice of calm.

Drop Thy still dews of quietness,
Till all our strivings cease;
Take from us now the strain and stress,
And let our ordered lives confess
The beauty of Thy peace.

Scriptural Selection

Rom. 9:8 They (to :), 26
I Cor. 15:45, 47-53, 57 thanks, 58


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

Hymn 162

Mary Baker Eddy

It matters not what be thy lot,
So Love doth guide;
For storm or shine, pure peace is thine,
Whate’er betide.

And of these stones, or tyrants’ thrones,
God able is
To raise up seed—in thought and deed—
To faithful His.

Aye, darkling sense, arise, go hence!
Our God is good.
False fears are foes—truth tatters those,
When understood.

Love looseth thee, and lifteth me,
Ayont hate’s thrall:
There Life is light, and wisdom might,
And God is All.

The centuries break, the earth-bound wake,
God’s glorified!
Who doth His will—His likeness still—
Is satisfied.



Soloist: Gwen Eagleton

Title: He Sent His Word

Text: The Bible
Music: James G. MacDermid

In the beginning was the Word,
And the Word was with God,
And the Word was God.

Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God
So that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.

He sent his word and healed them,
And delivered them from their destruction.

For the word of God is quick, and powerful,
Sharper than any two-edged sword,
Piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit,
Of the joints and marrow,
And is a discerner of all thoughts and intents of the heart.

He sent his word and healed them,
And delivered them from their destruction.
He sent his word and healed them.

Golden Text and Responsive Reading

Golden Text:

Zechariah 2:13
Be silent, O all flesh, before the Lord: for he is raised up out of his holy habitation.

Responsive Reading:
Isaiah 40:3–5 Prepare, 6 All, 8, 10, 12, 13, 18, 19, 25; 44:6 I am
3 . . . Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.
4 Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain:
5 And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.
6 . . . All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field:
8 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.
10 Behold, the Lord God will come with strong hand, and his arm shall rule for him: behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him.
12 Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance?
13 Who hath directed the spirit of the Lord, or being his counsellor hath taught him?
18 To whom then will ye liken God? or what likeness will ye compare unto him?
19 The workman melteth a graven image, and the goldsmith spreadeth it over with gold, and casteth silver chains.
25 To whom then will ye liken me, or shall I be equal? saith the Holy One.
6 . . . I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.

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

Larghetto (from Sonata HWV 580) G.F. Handel (arr. Pierre Gouin)

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Hymn 246

Isaiah 40
From Dutch version

O Thou who spreadest the heaven like a tent,
He who depends on Thee, ne’er is forspent,
Still for his might on Thee he ever counteth,
On wings of eagles he, unwearied, mounteth.

Have ye not heard, have ye not known
The everlasting God
Creator is of heaven and earth,
And He alone is Lord.

So shall the glory of God be revealed,
All flesh shall see it and all shall be healed;
In word and deed declare Him and adore Him.
God’s will is done, and all is plain before Him.


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


Mal. 3:10 prove


Hallelujah! (from Messiah) G.F. Handel (arr. Théodore Dubois)


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

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