July 25, 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
Vivace assai & lento assai from Kreisleriana, Op 16 by Robert Schumann
Pianist: Martha Argerich
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.
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.
[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.]
O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the Lord.
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
17 . . . thy word is truth.
1 Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice?
4 Unto you, O men, I call; and my voice is to the sons of man.
6 Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips shall be right things.
7 For my mouth shall speak truth;
8 All the words of my mouth are in righteousness;
14 Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: I am understanding; I have strength.
20 I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment:
23 I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.
24 When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water.
25 Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth:
32 Now therefore hearken unto me, O ye children: for blessed are they that keep my ways.
33 Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not.
34 Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.
35 For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the Lord.
Eusebius from Carnival , Op. 9 by Robert Schumann
Pianist: Daniel Barenboim
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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
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.
Menuet from Partita No. 4 in D Major, BWV 828 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Pianist: Richard Goode
Following the Postlude everyone can unmute themselves to enable us all to greet one another.
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