Present Order of Services in The Mother Church and Branch Churches


120Present Order of Services in The Mother Church and Branch Churches
Republished from the Sentinel


SUNDAY SERVICES

    1. Hymn.

    2. Reading a Scriptural Selection.

    3. Silent Prayer, followed by the audible repetition of the Lord’s Prayer with its spiritual interpretation.

    4. Hymn.

    5. Announcing necessary notices.

    6. Solo.

    7. Reading the Explanatory Note on first leaf of Quarterly.

    8. Announcing the subject of the Lesson-Sermon, and reading the Golden Text.

    9. Reading the Scriptural Selection, entitled “Responsive Reading,” alternately by the First Reader and the congregation.

    10. Reading the Lesson-Sermon. (After the Second Reader reads the BIBLE references of 121the first Section of the Lesson, the First Reader makes the following announcement: “As announced in the explanatory note, I shall now read correlative passages from the Christian Science textbook, SCIENCE AND HEALTH WITH KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES, by Mary Baker Eddy.”)

    11. Collection.

    12. Hymn.

    13. Reading the Scientific Statement of Being, and the correlative SCRIPTURE according to I John 3:1–3.

    14. Pronouncing Benediction.

    The services should be preceded and followed by organ or piano music of an appropriate character in all cases where this is possible.

    On the first Sunday of each month Article VIII, Sect. 1, A Rule for Motives and Acts, is to be read.

122WEDNESDAY MEETINGS

    1. Hymn.

    2.  Reading from the BIBLE, and correlative passages from SCIENCE AND HEALTH WITH KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES.

    3. Silent Prayer, followed by the audible repetition of the Lord’s Prayer, its spiritual interpretation being omitted.

    4. Hymn.

    5. Announcing necessary notices.

    6. Experiences, testimonies, and remarks on Christian Science.

    7. Closing Hymn.

    The services should be preceded and followed by organ or piano music of an appropriate character in all cases where this is possible.


123Thanksgiving Day
Order of Service for The Mother Church and Branch Churches

    1. Hymn.

    2. Reading the Thanksgiving Proclamation of the President of the United States, or the Governor of the state, or both.

    3. Reading a Scriptural Selection.

    4. Silent Prayer, followed by the audible repetition of the Lord’s Prayer with its spiritual interpretation.

    5. Hymn.

    6. Reading the Explanatory Note on the first leaf of the Quarterly.

    7. Announcing the subject of the Lesson-Sermon, and reading the Golden Text.

    8. Responsive Reading by the First Reader and the congregation.

124    9. Reading the Lesson-Sermon prepared by the Bible Lesson Committee.

    10. Solo.

    11. Testimonies by Christian Scientists, appropriate for the occasion.

    12. Hymn.

    13. Reading the Scientific Statement of Being, and the correlative SCRIPTURE according to I John 3:1–3.

    14. Pronouncing Benediction.

No collection is to be taken at this service.

    The services should be preceded and followed by organ or piano music of an appropriate character in all cases where this is possible.