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.
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 call-in system
              or the internet. Click here to read the text of the service. 
Please note: Child care is provided at all of our services.
 
For information about our  Christian Science Reading Roomplease click here.
 
Online Sunday School classes during the COVID19 condition:
Until we are once again able to meet in-person, the La Mesa Church's Sunday School classes have moved online to Zoom, a video conferencing platform.
Dear Sunday School students:
First Church of Christ, Scientist La Mesa invites you to Sunday school using ZOOM. Click the link below to join.
After the opening of Sunday School, students will break out into individual classes. Please note: The below instructions are new (effective 16 August, 2020). The instructions used in the past are no longer valid.
Time: 10:00 AM Pacific (Daylight Savings) Time (US and Canada).
To join the Zoom Meeting: Either click the URL given below, or, click on this word.
                                                https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85429918174?pwd=dGo2ZWI3U2RqU3I2Tkd2N3h0aW1yZz09
                                                Meeting ID: 854 2991 8174
                                                Passcode: 239951
Click the following URL to go to Church Services by internet:  Internet Sign-in.
Telephone Dial-Up Procedures for Sunday and Wednesday Evening 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 will hear any >background noises< over your
           phonewhen 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:
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."
5) When the service is over, or you decide to leave the site, click "End."
Wednesday Evening Meeting (only):
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.
 
 
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, and then read aloud each Sunday in every branch church of The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts,  world-wide. 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.



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 and on the telephone/Internet, giving testimony of healings they have received using Bible truths and Christian Science prayer. You may listen to the meeting via phone-cast/Internet, by following these instructions.


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

Wednesday Evening Readings

 

 

Wednesday 9/16/20

Christian Science Hymnals

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

77, 540, 119

 

The Holy Bible, KJV 

1. I Kings 5:4 the

... the Lord my God hath given me rest on every side, so that there is neither adversary nor evil occurrent.

2. Isa. 14:24

The Lord of hosts hath sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand:

3. Ps. 33:4, 5, 10

For the word of the Lord is right; and all his works are done in truth.
He loveth righteousness and judgment: the earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.
The Lord bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought: he maketh the devices of the people of none effect.

4. Neh. 1:1 (to .), 11 3rd I

The words of Nehemiah the son of Hachaliah. ...
... I was the king's cupbearer.

5. Neh. 2:1–5, 6 So (to ;), 11, 16 (to ;), 18–20

And it came to pass in the month Nisan, in the twentieth year of Artaxerxes the king, that wine was before him: and I took up the wine, and gave it unto the king. Now I had not been beforetime sad in his presence.
Wherefore the king said unto me, Why is thy countenance sad, seeing thou art not sick? this is nothing else but sorrow of heart. Then I was very sore afraid,
And said unto the king, Let the king live for ever: why should not my countenance be sad, when the city, the place of my fathers' sepulchres, lieth waste, and the gates thereof are consumed with fire?
Then the king said unto me, For what dost thou make request? So I prayed to the God of heaven.
And I said unto the king, If it please the king, and if thy servant have found favour in thy sight, that thou wouldest send me unto Judah, unto the city of my fathers' sepulchres, that I may build it.
... So it pleased the king to send me; ...
So I came to Jerusalem, and was there three days.
And the rulers knew not whither I went, or what I did; ...
Then I told them of the hand of my God which was good upon me; as also the king's words that he had spoken unto me. And they said, Let us rise up and build. So they strengthened their hands for this good work.
But when Sanballat the Horonite, and Tobiah the servant, the Ammonite, and Geshem the Arabian, heard it, they laughed us to scorn, and despised us, and said, What is this thing that ye do? will ye rebel against the king?
Then answered I them, and said unto them, The God of heaven, he will prosper us; therefore we his servants will arise and build: but ye have no portion, nor right, nor memorial, in Jerusalem.

6. I Pet. 5:6, 8

Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

7. Neh. 4:7–9 it, 14 (to :), 15, 17, 18 (to 1st .)

... it came to pass, that when Sanballat, and Tobiah, and the Arabians, and the Ammonites, and the Ashdodites, heard that the walls of Jerusalem were made up, and that the breaches began to be stopped, then they were very wroth, And conspired all of them together to come and to fight against Jerusalem, and to hinder it. Nevertheless we made our prayer unto our God, and set a watch against them day and night, because of them. And I looked, and rose up, and said unto the nobles, and to the rulers, and to the rest of the people, Be not ye afraid of them: ...
And it came to pass, when our enemies heard that it was known unto us, and God had brought their counsel to nought, that we returned all of us to the wall, every one unto his work.
They which builded on the wall, and they that bare burdens, with those that laded, every one with one of his hands wrought in the work, and with the other hand held a weapon.
For the builders, every one had his sword girded by his side, and so builded. ...

8. Eph. 6:10 my, 11, 17

... my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

9. Neh. 6:1–6, 8, 9

Now it came to pass, when Sanballat, and Tobiah, and Geshem the Arabian, and the rest of our enemies, heard that I had builded the wall, and that there was no breach left therein; (though at that time I had not set up the doors upon the gates;) That Sanballat and Geshem sent unto me, saying, Come, let us meet together in some one of the villages in the plain of Ono. But they thought to do me mischief.
And I sent messengers unto them, saying, I am doing a great work, so that I cannot come down: why should the work cease, whilst I leave it, and come down to you?
Yet they sent unto me four times after this sort; and I answered them after the same manner.
Then sent Sanballat his servant unto me in like manner the fifth time with an open letter in his hand;
Wherein was written, It is reported among the heathen, and Gashmu saith it, that thou and the Jews think to rebel: for which cause thou buildest the wall, that thou mayest be their king, according to these words.
Then I sent unto him, saying, There are no such things done as thou sayest, but thou feignest them out of thine own heart.  For they all made us afraid, saying, Their hands shall be weakened from the work, that it be not done. Now therefore, O God, strengthen my hands.

10. Isa. 50:7–9 the (to 1st ;)

... the Lord God will help me; therefore shall I not be confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed.
He is near that justifieth me; who will contend with me? let us stand together: who is mine adversary? let him come near to me.  Behold, the Lord God will help me; ...

11. I Pet. 3:13 who

... who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good?

12. I Cor. 1:20 3rd where

... where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?

13. Neh. 6:10–12, 15, 16

Afterward I came unto the house of Shemaiah, who was shut up; and he said, Let us meet together in the house of God, within the temple, and let us shut the doors of the temple: for they will come to slay thee; yea, in the night will they come to slay thee.
And I said, Should such a man as I flee? and who is there, that, being as I am, would go into the temple to save his life? I will not go in.
And, lo, I perceived that God had not sent him; but that he pronounced this prophecy against me: for Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him.
So the wall was finished in the twenty and fifth day of the month Elul, in fifty and two days.
And it came to pass, that when all our enemies heard thereof, and all the heathen that were about us saw these things, they were much cast down in their own eyes: for they perceived that this work was wrought of our God.

14. Luke 8:40

And it came to pass, that, when Jesus was returned, the people gladly received him: for they were all waiting for him.

15. Luke 13:11–17

And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself.
And when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said unto her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity.
And he laid his hands on her: and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God.
And the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because that Jesus had healed on the sabbath day, and said unto the people, There are six days in which men ought to work: in them therefore come and be healed, and not on the sabbath day.
The Lord then answered him, and said, Thou hypocrite, doth not each one of you on the sabbath loose his ox or his ass from the stall, and lead him away to watering?
And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day?
And when he had said these things, all his adversaries were ashamed: and all the people rejoiced for all the glorious things that were done by him.

16. Rev. 12:10 Now

... Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.

 

 

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

1. SH 275:6

The starting-point of divine Science is that God, Spirit, is All-in-all, and that there is no other might nor Mind, — that God is Love, and therefore He is divine Principle.

2. SH 92:26–29

The foundation of evil is laid on a belief in something besides God. This belief tends to support two opposite powers, instead of urging the claims of Truth alone.

3. SH 580:28–30

 Adversary. An adversary is one who opposes, denies, disputes, not one who constructs and sustains reality and Truth.

4. SH 103:15–23 (to 1st .)
The maximum of good is the infinite God and His idea, the All-in-all. Evil is a suppositional lie.     As named in Christian Science, animal magnetism or hypnotism is the specific term for error, or mortal mind. It is the false belief that mind is in matter, and  is both evil and good; that evil is as real as good and more powerful. This belief has not one quality of Truth.

5. SH 102:1
Animal magnetism has no scientific foundation, for God governs all that is real, harmonious, and eternal, and His power is neither animal nor human. Its basis being a belief and this belief animal, in Science animal magnetism, mesmerism, or hypnotism is a mere negation, possessing neither intelligence, power, nor reality, and in sense it is an unreal concept of the so-called mortal mind.

6. SH 103:6–9
The destruction of the claims of mortal mind through Science, by which man can escape from sin

and mortality, blesses the whole human family.

7. SH vii:1–2

To those leaning on the sustaining infinite, to-day is big with blessings.

8. SH 584:17–19 (to 1st ;)

Devil. Evil; a lie; error; neither corporeality nor mind; the opposite of Truth; a belief in sin, sickness, and death; ...

9. SH 569:3

Every mortal at some period, here or hereafter, must grapple with and overcome the mortal belief in a power opposed to God.

10. SH 392:7

Casting out evil and fear enables truth to outweigh error. The only course is to take antagonistic grounds against all that is opposed to the health, holiness, and harmony of man, God's image.

11. SH 324:13 (only)

Be watchful, sober, and vigilant.

12. SH 96:12–15, 25–27, 31
This material world is even now becoming the arena for conflicting forces. On one side there will be discord and dismay; on the other side there will be Science and peace.
As this consummation draws nearer, he who has shaped his course in accordance with divine Science will endure to the end.
During this final conflict, wicked minds will endeavor to find means by which to accomplish more evil; but those who discern Christian Science will hold crime in check. They will aid in the ejection of error. They will maintain law and order, and cheerfully await the certainty of ultimate perfection.

13. SH 234:31–3

Evil thoughts and aims reach no farther and do no more harm than one's belief permits. Evil thoughts, lusts, and malicious purposes cannot go forth, like wandering pollen, from one human mind to another, finding unsuspected lodgment, if virtue and truth build a strong defence.

14. SH 273:29–3

Science shows that material, conflicting mortal opinions and beliefs emit the effects of error at all times, but this atmosphere of mortal mind cannot be destructive to morals and health when it is opposed promptly and persistently by Christian Science. Truth and Love antidote this mental miasma, and thus invigorate and sustain existence.

15. SH 571:15–19
At all times and under all circumstances, overcome evil with good. Know thyself, and God will supply the wisdom and the occasion for a victory over evil. Clad in the panoply of Love, human hatred cannot reach you.

 

16. SH 228:25–27

There is no power apart from God. Omnipotence has all-power, and to acknowledge any other power is to dis-honor God.

17. SH 393:12

Rise in the strength of Spirit to resist all that is unlike good. God has made man capable of this, and nothing can vitiate the ability and power divinely bestowed on man.

18. SH 442:30

Christian Scientists, be a law to yourselves that mental malpractice cannot harm you either when asleep or when awake.

19. SH 473:7–12
The God-principle is omnipresent and omnipotent. God is every-where, and nothing apart from Him is present or has power. Christ is the ideal Truth, that comes to heal sickness and sin through Christian Science, and attributes all power to God.

20. SH 447:20–22

Expose and denounce the claims of evil and disease in all their forms, but realize no reality in them.

21. SH 495:6
If sickness is true or the idea of Truth, you cannot destroy sickness, and it would be absurd to try. Then classify sickness and error as our Master did, when he spoke of the sick, “whom Satan hath bound,” and find a sovereign antidote for error in the life-giving power of Truth acting on human belief, a power which opens the prison doors to such as are bound, and sets the captive free physically and morally.

22. SH 454:5–10 (to 2nd .)
The understanding, even in a degree, of the divine All-power destroys fear, and plants the feet in the true path, — the path which leads to the house built without hands “eternal in the heavens.” Human hate has no legitimate mandate and no kingdom. Love is enthroned.

 

 

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