Communion Service

January 14, 2024

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

First Reader: Fred Buckland
Second Reader: Marilee Marshall
Guest Soloist: Maria Milenic
Organist: Rashaan Rori Allwood

Prelude

Consolation in D flat
 

Hymn 151: 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 472: Click here to see hymn

 

Notices

Reading Tenets of The Mother Church

 

Collection & Offertory

Andante sostenuto on Hymn 472 – Rashaan Rori Allwood

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Explanatory Note

 

Golden Text 

I Peter 4:10

As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.

 

Responsive Reading

I Corinthians 10:16, 1712:27Ephesians 4:11–16

I Cor. 10:16 The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?

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17 For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread.

12:27 Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.

Eph. 4:11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;

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12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;

15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:

16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

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Lesson Sermon

Silent Communion

Hymn 1: 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

Toccata in Do major, BWV 532 – J.S. Bach

 

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