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.
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.
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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.
Wednesday Evening Readings
Note: Due to various copyright laws, only hymn numbers will be posted.
Christian Science Hymnals
467, 416, 406
The Holy Bible, KJV
1. Ps. 33:1–6, 8, 9
Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous: for praise is comely for the upright.
Praise the Lord with harp: sing unto him with the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings.
Sing unto him a new song; play skilfully with a loud noise.
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.
By the word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.
Let all the earth fear the Lord: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.
For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.
2. Ps. 8:1, 3–9
O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens.
When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;
What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?
For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.
Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet:
All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field;
The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.
O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!
3. Gen. 1:27, 28 (to 1st ,), 31 2nd and (to 1st .)
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
And God blessed them, ...
... and, behold, it was very good. ...
4. Luke 15:11–32
¶ And he said, A certain man had two sons:
And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living.
And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living.
And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want.
And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.
And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.
And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!
I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,
And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants.
And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.
And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son.
But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet:
And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry:
For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.
Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard music and dancing.
And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant.
And he said unto him, Thy brother is come; and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe and sound.
And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his father out, and entreated him.
And he answering said to his father, Lo, these many years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time thy commandment: and yet thou never gavest me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends:
But as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf.
And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine.
It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.
5. John 10:22–29
¶ And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter.
And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon's porch.
Then came the Jews round about him, and said unto him, How long dost thou make us to doubt? If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly.
Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in my Father's name, they bear witness of me.
But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you.
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.
6. Acts 17:28 in (to ;), 28 2nd For
... in him we live, and move, and have our being; ...
... For we are also his offspring.
7. Matt. 5:48
Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy
(These citations were copied and pasted from Concord in "book format". Therefore, for the most part, they appear as they would in the book.)
1. SH 336:25–26
God, the divine Principle of man, and man in
God's likeness are inseparable, harmonious, and eternal.
2. SH 475:11 (only, to ;)
Man is spiritual and perfect; ...
3. SH 76:22–29
The sinless joy, — the perfect harmony and immortality
of Life, possessing unlimited divine beauty and goodness
without a single bodily pleasure or pain, —
constitutes the only veritable, indestructible
man, whose being is spiritual. This state of existence
is scientific and intact, — a perfection discernible only
by those who have the final understanding of Christ in
4. SH 470:21–5
God is the creator of man, and, the divine Principle
of man remaining perfect, the divine idea or reflection,
man, remains perfect. Man is the expression
of God's being. If there ever was a moment
when man did not express the divine perfec-
tion, then there was a moment when man did not express
God, and consequently a time when Deity was unex-
pressed — that is, without entity. If man has lost per-
fection, then he has lost his perfect Principle, the divine
Mind. If man ever existed without this perfect Principle
or Mind, then man's existence was a myth.
The relations of God and man, divine Principle and
idea, are indestructible in Science; and Science knows
no lapse from nor return to harmony, but holds the divine
order or spiritual law, in which God and all that He cre-
ates are perfect and eternal, to have remained unchanged
in its eternal history.
5. SH 475:28–31
Man is incapable of sin, sickness, and death. The
real man cannot depart from holiness, nor
can God, by whom man is evolved, engender
the capacity or freedom to sin.
6. SH 476:4
In divine Science, God and the real man are
inseparable as divine Principle and idea.
7. SH 481:2–3
Man is tributary to God, Spirit, and to nothing
8. SH 402:12–13
Man is indestructible
9. SH 276:9–24
Man and his Maker
are correlated in divine Science, and real consciousness
is cognizant only of the things of God.
The realization that all inharmony is unreal brings
objects and thoughts into human view in their true light,
and presents them as beautiful and immortal. Harmony
in man is as real and immortal as in music. Discord is
unreal and mortal.
If God is admitted to be the only Mind and Life,
there ceases to be any opportunity for sin and death.
When we learn in Science how to be perfect
even as our Father in heaven is perfect,
thought is turned into new and healthy channels, —
towards the contemplation of things immortal and away
from materiality to the Principle of the universe, includ-
ing harmonious man.
10. SH 289:31
Man is not the offspring of flesh, but of Spirit, — of
Life, not of matter. Because Life is God, Life must be
eternal, self-existent. Life is the everlasting I am, the Be-
ing who was and is and shall be, whom nothing can erase.
11. SH 304:3–21
It is ignorance and false belief, based on a material
sense of things, which hide spiritual beauty and good-
ness. Understanding this, Paul said: “Nei-
ther death, nor life, . . . nor things present,
nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor
any other creature, shall be able to separate us from
the love of God.” This is the doctrine of Christian
Science: that divine Love cannot be deprived of its
manifestation, or object; that joy cannot be turned into
sorrow, for sorrow is not the master of joy; that good can
never produce evil; that matter can never produce mind
nor life result in death. The perfect man — governed
by God, his perfect Principle — is sinless and eternal.
Harmony is produced by its Principle, is controlled
by it and abides with it. Divine Principle is the Life
of man. Man's happiness is not, therefore, at
the disposal of physical sense. Truth is not
contaminated by error. Harmony in man is as beautiful
as in music, and discord is unnatural, unreal.
12. SH 307:26
was not created from a material basis, nor
bidden to obey material laws which Spirit never
made; his province is in spiritual statutes, in the higher
law of Mind.
13. SH 475:5–11, 13
Question. — What is man?
Answer. — Man is not matter; he is not made up of
brain, blood, bones, and other material elements. The
Scriptures inform us that man is made in
the image and likeness of God. Matter is
not that likeness. The likeness of Spirit cannot be so
Man is idea, the image, of
Love; he is not physique. He is the compound idea of
God, including all right ideas; the generic term for
all that reflects God's image and likeness; the conscious
identity of being as found in Science, in which man is
the reflection of God, or Mind, and therefore is eternal;
that which has no separate mind from God; that which
has not a single quality underived from Deity; that which
possesses no life, intelligence, nor creative power of his
own, but reflects spiritually all that belongs to his Maker.
14. SH 476:21–22
Learn this, O mortal, and earnestly seek the spiritual
status of man, which is outside of all material selfhood.
15. SH 484:28–7
Question. — Is materiality the concomitant of spirit-
uality, and is material sense a necessary preliminary to
the understanding and expression of Spirit?
Answer. — If error is necessary to define or to reveal
Truth, the answer is yes; but not otherwise. Material
sense is an absurd phrase, for matter has no
sensation. Science declares that Mind, not
matter, sees, hears, feels, speaks. Whatever contradicts
this statement is the false sense, which ever betrays
mortals into sickness, sin, and death.
16. SH 485:14–24
Emerge gently from matter into Spirit. Think not
to thwart the spiritual ultimate of all things, but come
naturally into Spirit through better health and
morals and as the result of spiritual growth.
Not death, but the understanding of Life, makes man im-
mortal. The belief that life can be in matter or soul in
body, and that man springs from dust or from an egg,
is the result of the mortal error which Christ, or Truth,
destroys by fulfilling the spiritual law of being, in which
man is perfect, even as the “Father which is in heaven
17. SH 258:11–18, 21
Man reflects infinity,
and this reflection is the true idea of God.
God expresses in man the infinite idea forever develop-
ing itself, broadening and rising higher and higher from
a boundless basis. Mind manifests all that exists in
the infinitude of Truth. We know no more of man as
the true divine image and likeness, than we know of
human capacities are enlarged and perfected in propor-
tion as humanity gains the true conception of man and
18. SH 471:17–18
Man is, and forever has been, God's re-
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