Details of our Thanksgiving Service

October 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

Adagio canabile from Sonata No 8 in c minor, Op. 13 by Beethoven
Pianist: Richard Goode
Songs without words, Op 19 #1, by Felix Mendelssohn
Pianist: Ilse von Appenheim

Hymn 356: Click here for 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 199: Click here for hymn

Explanatory Note

[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.]

Golden Text

Psalms 107:8
You should praise the Lord
for his love
and for the wonderful things
he does for all of us.
The Golden Text is from the
Contemporary English Version.

Responsive Reading

Psalms 106:48; 107:1, 9, 15, 20–22, 31, 35–
38 (to ;), 43

48 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel
from everlasting to everlasting: and let all
the people say, Amen. Praise ye the Lord.
1 O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is
good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
9 For he satisfieth the longing soul, and
filleth the hungry soul with goodness.
15 Oh that men would praise the Lord
for his goodness, and for his wonderful
works to the children of men!
20 He sent his word, and healed them,
and delivered them from their
destructions.
21 Oh that men would praise the Lord
for his goodness, and for his wonderful
works to the children of men!
22 And let them sacrifice the sacrifices
of thanksgiving, and declare his works
with rejoicing.
31 Oh that men would praise the Lord
for his goodness, and for his wonderful
works to the children of men!
35 He turneth the wilderness into
a standing water, and dry ground into
watersprings.
36 And there he maketh the hungry to
dwell, that they may prepare a city for
habitation;
37 And sow the fields, and plant
vineyards, which may yield fruits of
increase.
38 He blesseth them also, so that they
are multiplied greatly;
43 Whoso is wise, and will observe
these things, even they shall understand
the lovingkindness of the Lord.

Solo: Click here for solo

Testimonies

by Christian Scientists, appropriate for the occasion.

Hymn 430: Click here for 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

Sinfonia from Cantata 29 ?Wir danket Dir, Gott?   by J. S. Bach
Pianist: Angela Hewitt

Following the Postlude everyone can unmute themselves to enable us all to greet one another.
Those who have linked in by computer, can turn their cameras on and give everyone a wave.
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