Order of Service
The Lord’s Prayer with its Spiritual Interpretation
Our Father which art in heaven,
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.
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.
Rather than the traditional personality of a pastor or minister who prepares and delivers a sermon, the impersonal "pastor" for Christian Science branch churches worldwide is two books: The Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.
The Sunday sermon (called the Weekly Bible Lesson) is the same throughout the world and read by two readers. Readings from Science and Health offers correlative passages to readings from the Bible, thus "key to the scriptures". For the Wednesday evening meeting, a short selection on a particular subject from both books is prepared and read by one of our readers. The passages are delivered without comment or further explanation as instructed in our Church Manual.
As adherents of Truth, we take the inspired Word of the Bible as our guide to eternal Life.
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