Communion Service

July 11, 2021

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

First Reader: Bill Gough
Second Reader: Maggie Reid
Soloist: Ernesto Ramirez

Prelude

Selections from Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op 42 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Pianist: Mikhail Pletnev

Hymn 423: Click here to see hymn

Scriptural Selection

Prayer

Silent prayer followed by the audible repetition of the Lord’s Prayer with its spiritual interpretation by Mary Baker Eddy
Our Father which art in heaven,
    Our Father-Mother God, all-harmonious,
Hallowed be Thy name.
    Adorable One.
Thy kingdom come.
    Thy kingdom is come; Thou art ever-present.
Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
    Enable us to know, – as in heaven, so on earth, – God is omnipotent, supreme.
Give us this day our daily bread;
    Give us grace for to-day; feed the famished affections;
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
    And Love is reflected in love;
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil;
    And God leadeth us not into temptation, but delivereth us from sin, disease, and death.
For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever.
    For God is infinite, all-power, all Life, Truth, Love, over all, and All.

From Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, p.16, line 26

Hymn 301: Click here to see hymn

Notices

Reading Tenets of The Mother Church

Collection & Offertory

Variation #14 from Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op 42 by Sergei 
Rachmaninov
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Solo

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Explanatory Note

Golden Text

I Corinthians 5:8 let

. . . let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

Responsive Reading

Matthew 9:35John 6:2, 28–35, 38 I came

35 And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.

2 And a great multitude followed him, because they saw his miracles which he did on them that were diseased.

28 Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God?

29 Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.

30 They said therefore unto him, What sign shewest thou then, that we may see, and believe thee? what dost thou work?

31 Our fathers did eat manna in the desert; as it is written, He gave them bread from heaven to eat.

32 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven.

33 For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world.

34 Then said they unto him, Lord, evermore give us this bread.

35 And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.

38 . . . I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.

[The Explanatory Note, Golden Text and Responsive Reading are from the Christian Science Quarterly Bible Lesson, a publication copyrighted by the Christian Science Publishing Society.

Lesson Sermon

Silent Communion

Hymn 445: Click here to see hymn

 

Scientific Statement of Being

There is no life, truth, intelligence, nor substance in matter. All is infinite Mind and its infinite manifestation, for God is All-in-all. Spirit is immortal Truth; matter is mortal error. Spirit is the real and eternal; matter is the unreal and temporal. Spirit is God, and man is His image and likeness. Therefore man is not material; he is spiritual.
From Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, p.468, line 9

Correlative Scripture

I John 3:1–3
Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.

Benediction

Postlude

Variation #10 from Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op 42 by Sergei 
Rachmaninov
Pianist: Mikhail Pletnev

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