Details of our Sunday Service

November 26th, 2023

First Reader: Bill Gough

Second Reader: Maggie Reid

Soloist: Ernesto Ramirez

Organist: Rashaan Rori Allwood


Prelude on Hymn 287  

Interpretation: Rashaan Rori Allwood

Hymn 287: Prayer with our waking thought ascends,

Scriptural Selection

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


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 346: Thou whose almighty Word


Solo:  Thy Secret Place

Words: Fredrickson based on Ps 91

Composer: Mendelssohn/Fredrickson                                         

Words of the Solo:

In Thy secret place, Lord most high,

In the secret place of the Almighty,

I shall dwell in peace and in safety

I shall dwell in safety in His presence.

His wings shall be my refuge, my God

In Him I put my trust,

No evil shall befall me,

In Thy secret place there is safety,

I shall never fear the noisome pestilence,

I have made the Lord my refuge,

and His secret place my habitation.

To Thy secret place, Lord,  I come,

I shall dwell in safety in Thy presence;

I will trust in Thee, Thou my fortress

and Thy truth shall be my shield and buckler.

Thy wings shall be my refuge, O God,

In Thee I put my trust,

Thy wings shall be my refuge,

no evil shall befall me

He shall send His angels to keep me,

They shall watch and guard me from the fowler’s snare.

He has set His love upon me,

I shall praise and show Him my salvation.

[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.]

Subject: Ancient and Modern Necromancy, alias Mesmerism and Hypnotism, Denounced

Golden Text

Psalms 18:1, 28

I will love thee, O Lord, my strength.

. . . For thou wilt light my candle: the Lord my God will enlighten my darkness.


Psalms 91:2, 5, 6, 9, 10, 14–16I John 1:4, 5

Ps. 91:2 I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.

5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;

6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.

9 Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;

10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.

14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.

15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.

16 With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.

I John 1:4 And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.

5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.


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Composer: Couperin

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Hymn 2: A glorious day is dawning,

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.



Toccata in F  

Composer: Buxtehude

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