Services

God's allness and great love for all His creation, coupled with our love for Him, each other, and ourselves—
that's what the Christian Science Bible Lessons are all about. At these services you will hear about God's deep love for each of us, His children. The sermon is from the Bible Lesson/Sermon, read throughout the week by Christian Scientists, around the world, which allows people to heal, comfort, reform, and even transform themselves. 
Please come to our Sunday Services to hear the Word and how to apply it to your daily life.

You are also invited to come to our Wednesday Evening Testimonial Meeting where, following readings from the Holy Bible, and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy, attendees give their experiences, including healings,  received through their study of the Bible and using Christian Science teachings. 

Sunday Services: Worship service is held in the Auditorium at 10:00 a.m. Click here to find out how to listen
               to the service via telephone or via the internet.
               Sunday School meets at the same time in the Sunday School building.

               
Donations: If you would like to donate to the church, there are 3 ways you can do so:

              1) 
In person:  While at church for the service, you can place your contribution in the box on the table at  
                   the back of the auditorium.

              2)  You may
send a check to the church payable to First Church of Christ, Scientist, at the following 
                   address:  Clerk, 8262 Allison Avenue, La Mesa, CA 91942.

               3)  You can donate online through Zelle. Visit Zellepay.com. You will need to have the church name and
                     email address given here:

                     Name: First Church of Christ, Scientist, La Mesa.         
                     Address: cschurchlamesa@gmail.com.

                     Thank you.


Wednesday Evening Testimony Meeting: Service starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium. Click here to
              find out how to listen to the service, and even give a testimony, via the phone or internet. Click here to see 
              the inspirational readings of the service. 


Please note: Child care is provided at all of our services.

For information about our  Christian Science Reading Roomplease click here.


Telephone Dial-Up Procedures for Sunday, Wednesday Evening, AND THANKSGIVING DAY services:

Even if you are unable to attend our services, you can listen to them at no charge by phone, following the below procedure (this method starts 10 minutes prior to the services' actual start times, noted above, and must be done on a push-button (touchtone or cellphone) telephone. A rotary dial phone will NOT work.)

a) Call 1-619-924-0338  (Please note: This is NOT a toll-free number. Long distance/access charges may apply.)

b) When prompted, enter the Conference ID number: 9 4 7 3 6 6 #  (  The "pound" or "hashtag" sign on your 
          phone.
 )

c) Then listen to the service!

       1) Please note: You may not hear the organ during the prelude or during the singing of hymns, but you will still   
           be "on the line."

       2) For Wednesday Evening meetings only: If you wish to give a testimony, press * 6. This will un-mute
           your telephone. (Please remember that everyone, online or in the Auditorium, will hear any >background                  noises< over your phone, when you are "un-muted.") If no one has started giving a testimony, after the 
           announcement from the Desk, please commence giving your testimony. Those in the Auditorium will wait
           until you are done.

       3) When you are done giving your testimony, please press  * 6 again to re-mute your phone .  When the 
            service is concluded, or, you wish to stop listening, simply hang up your phone.

Internet Access Procedures (FOR ALL SERVICES including Thanksgiving Day service):

Access is only available with the following browsers:  Chrome, Edge, Firefox, or Safari. Internet Explorer is no longer  supported by Turbobridge, the host site. For any iSO (Apple) device/computer, you >must< use the Safari browser which has the WebRTC software packet enabled, to have real-time communications over the Internet on iOS devices (iPhone and iPads). Please see https://www.turbobridge.com/webcall.html for more information. 

Access for Sunday and Wednesday Services:

1) Go to www.turbobridge.com .

2) On the Turbobridge home page, click on "Log in" located at the upper right corner of the home page.

    a) Click on "Turbobridge WebCall."

3) Enter Conference ID number: 947366
    a) Your name and email are NOT necessary.

4) Click "Call." You will then see a selection making your microphone "inaudible." Please select this to minimize any problems with background/inadvertent noise after logging in. The actions needed for giving a testimony are given immediately below for Wednesday Evening/Thanksgiving Meetings.

5) When the service is over, or you decide to leave the site, click "End."

Wednesday Evening Meetings and including Thanksgiving Day service:

To give a testimony (Note: your computer/device must have a microphone and it must be activated; check your
         device's operating instructions to see how to do this.) See step 2 below for more information.

     1) Upon logging in to the Turbobridge site, you will see a picture showing 10 icons. Each has both a picture of
          what the button does and will show a pop-up saying the button's function.   

     2) To give a testimony (following the Readings), over the internet access:
           a) Click on the top row, center button (a microphone with a red line through it). Clicking will unmute your
                device's microphone. Then you may give your testimony. When your testimony is complete, please click                        the same button, which will silence your device's microphone.
 
 
 
 
Sunday Services

 

Sunday Services - 10:00 a.m.

     Our Sunday service is based on a weekly Bible Lesson -Sermon, which is studied  individually the week before the Sunday service, world-wide and then it is read aloud each Sunday in every branch church of The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts.  

You may listen to our service via phone-cast by following these instructions.



To inquire about any of our services, please contact the Clerk, or, our Reading Room.

Sunday School

 

Sunday School - 10:00 a.m.

     Students up to age 20 are taught the Scriptures, the Ten Commandments, the Lord's Prayer & the Beatitudes and how to pray effectively by applying Christ Jesus' healing principles to every facet of their lives.

Sunday School classes are either in person, or, on Zoom.

Please Note: The below access links/codes are new, effective

08 August 2021

To join the Zoom Sunday School classes: Click the URL given below.
                                                https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86366175278?pwd=WDJRZUN5dHlyY2VoL3VjNmlGNFRGQT09
                                               
Meeting ID: 863 6617 5278
                                                Passcode: 223819


To inquire about any of our services, please

contact the Clerk, or, our Reading Room.

 

Wednesday Evening Testimony Meeting

Wednesday Evening Testimony Meeting - 7:30 p.m.

      You will hear inspired readings from the Holy Bible and the Christian Science textbook. This is followed by those in attendance or on the telephone or the Internet, giving testimony of healings they have received using Bible truths and Christian Science prayer. You may listen to the meeting via phone-cast or Internet, by following these instructions, for telephone or by internet.
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To inquire about any of our services, please contact the Clerk, or, our Reading Room.

 

Wednesday Evening Readings

 

 

Wednesday 9/21/22 

Christian Science Hymnals

Due to various copyright laws, only hymn numbers will be posted.

Please be sure to read the hymns as they are very much a part of the readings.

464, 304, 414

 

​​​Holy Bible - King James Version

1. Eph. 4:17, 18, 20–22 (to ,), 23, 24

This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the

vanity of their mind, Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:

But ye have not so learned Christ; If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the

truth is in Jesus: That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, ...

And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.

2. John 1:35–37 John, 40 (to two), 40–42 was (to 1st .), 43, 45–50

... John stood, and two of his disciples; And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God! And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.

One of the two ... was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother. He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith

unto him, We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ. And he brought him to Jesus.

The day following Jesus would go forth into Galilee, and findeth Philip, and saith unto him, Follow me.

Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph. And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any

good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see. Jesus saw Nathanael coming to

him, and saith of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile! Nathanael saith unto him, Whence knowest thou me? Jesus answered and said unto him, Before that Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig tree, I saw thee. Nathanael answered and saith unto him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art

the King of Israel. Jesus answered and said unto him, Because I said unto thee, I saw thee under the fig tree, believest thou? thou shalt see greater things than these.

3. Matt. 9:9

And as Jesus passed forth from thence, he saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom:

and he saith unto him, Follow me. And he arose, and followed him.

4. Matt. 19:16, 17–21 if (to 1st ,), 21 come

And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have

eternal life?

... if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments. He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do

no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Honour

thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. The young man saith unto him,

All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet? Jesus said unto him, ... come and follow me.

5. Matt. 10:1, 5 (to 3rd ,), 8

And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.

These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying,

Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.

6. Luke 10:1, 2, 4, 8, 9, 17–20

After these things the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself would come. Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is

great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth

labourers into his harvest.

Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes: and salute no man by the way. ...

And into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you: And heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them, The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.

And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy

name. And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. Behold, I give unto you power

to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice,

because your names are written in heaven.

7. Matt. 26:17 (to 1st ,), 20, 26, 27, 30–32

Now the first day of the feast of unleavened bread the disciples came to Jesus, ...

Now when the even was come, he sat down with the twelve.

And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body. And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all

of it;

And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives. Then saith Jesus unto them, All

ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of

the flock shall be scattered abroad. But after I am risen again, I will go before you into Galilee.

8. Mark 16:9–11, 14 (to eleven), 15, 17–20 (to 1st .)

Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of

whom he had cast seven devils. And she went and told them that had been with him, as they mourned

and wept. And they, when they had heard that he was alive, and had been seen of her, believed not.

Afterward he appeared unto the eleven ...

And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they

shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God. And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following.

9. Acts 5:12, 14, 16

And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people; (and they were all with one accord in Solomon's porch.

And believers were the more added to the Lord, multitudes both of men and women.)

There came also a multitude out of the cities round about unto Jerusalem, bringing sick folks, and them

which were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed every one.

10. Acts 8:5–8

Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto them. And the people with one accord gave heed unto those things which Philip spake, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did. For unclean spirits, crying with loud voice, came out of many that were possessed with them: and many taken with palsies, and that were lame, were healed. And there was great joy in that city.

11. Rom. 1:7 beloved (to :)

... beloved of God, called to be saints:

12. II Cor. 13:14

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with

you all. Amen.

 

Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy

1. SH 31:12–22 (to .)

First in the list of Christian duties, he taught his followers the healing power of Truth and Love. He attached

no importance to dead ceremonies. It is the living Christ, the practical Truth, which makes Jesus “the resurrection and the life” to all who follow him in deed. Obeying his precious precepts, — following his demonstration so far as we apprehend it, — we drink of his cup, partake of his bread, are baptized with his purity; and at last we shall rest, sit down with him, in a full understanding of the divine Principle which triumphs over death.

2. SH 33:31–2; 34:10

Are all who eat bread and drink wine in memory of Jesus willing truly to drink his cup, take his cross, and

leave all for the Christ-principle?

If all who ever partook of the sacrament had really commemorated the sufferings of Jesus and drunk of his cup, they would have revolutionized the world. If all who seek his commemoration through material

symbols will take up the cross, heal the sick, cast out evils, and preach Christ, or Truth, to the poor, — the receptive thought, — they will bring in the millennium.

3. SH 136:1

Jesus established his church and maintained his mission on a spiritual foundation of Christ-healing. He

taught his followers that his religion had a divine Principle, which would cast out error and heal both the

sick and the sinning. He claimed no intelligence, action, nor life separate from God. Despite the

persecution this brought upon him, he used his divine power to save men both bodily and spiritually.

4. SH 494:30–3

Our Master cast out devils (evils) and healed the sick. It should be said of his followers also, that they cast

fear and all evil out of themselves and others and heal the sick. God will heal the sick through man,

whenever man is governed by God. Truth casts out error now as surely as it did nineteen centuries ago.

5. SH 4:5–9

To keep the commandments

of our Master and follow his example, is our proper debt to him and the only worthy evidence of our

gratitude for all that he has done.

6. SH 37:16–17, 22

When will Jesus' professed followers learn to emulate him in all his ways and to imitate his mighty works?

It is possible, — yea, it is the duty and privilege of every child, man, and woman, — to follow in some

degree the example of the Master by the demonstration of Truth and Life, of health and holiness.

Christians claim to be his followers, but do they follow him in the way that he commanded? Hear these imperative commands: “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect!” “Go ye

into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature!” “Heal the sick!”

7. SH 40:25

Our heavenly Father, divine Love, demands that all men should follow the example of our Master and his apostles and not merely worship his personality . It is sad that the phrase divine service has come so generally to mean public worship instead of daily deeds.

8. SH 138:18–22, 27–30

Christians are under as direct orders now, as they were then, to be Christlike, to possess the Christ-spirit,

to follow the Christ-example, and to heal the sick as well as the sinning.

Our Master said to every follower: “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature! . Heal

the sick! . . . Love thy neighbor as thyself!”

9. SH 19:6

Jesus aided in reconciling man to God by giving man a truer sense of Love, the divine Principle of Jesus' teachings, and this truer sense of Love redeems man from the law of matter, sin, and death by the law of Spirit, — the law of divine Love.

10. SH 461:31–19

Systematic teaching and the student's spiritual growth and experience in practice are requisite for a

thorough comprehension of Christian Science. Some individuals assimilate truth more readily than others, but any student, who adheres to the divine rules of Christian Science and imbibes the spirit of Christ, can demonstrate Christian Science, cast out error, heal the sick, and add continually to his store of spiritual understanding, potency, enlightenment, and success.

If the student goes away to practise Truth's teachings only in part, dividing his interests between God and mammon and substituting his own views for Truth, he will inevitably reap the error he sows. Whoever

would demonstrate the healing of Christian Science must abide strictly by its rules, heed every statement,

and advance from the rudiments laid down. There is nothing difficult nor toilsome in this task, when the

way is pointed out; but self-denial, sincerity, Christianity, and persistence alone win the prize, as they

usually do in every department of life.

11. SH 328:20–25, 28 (only)

Understanding spiritual law and knowing that there is no material law, Jesus said: “These signs shall follow them that believe, . . . they shall take up serpents, and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them. They shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.”

Jesus' promise is perpetual.

 

 

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