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 11/30/22  Thanksgiving Eve.

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.

317, 527, 144

Subject:  Ever-presence - God With Us

​​​Holy Bible - King James Version

1. Ps. 23:1–4 (to ;), 6 I

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me

beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's

sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me;

...I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
 

2. II Kings 6:8–17 the

... the king of Syria warred against Israel, and took counsel with his servants, saying, In such and such a

place shall be my camp. And the man of God sent unto the king of Israel, saying, Beware that thou pass

not such a place; for thither the Syrians are come down. And the king of Israel sent to the place which the man of God told him and warned him of, and saved himself there, not once nor twice. Therefore the heart

of the king of Syria was sore troubled for this thing; and he called his servants, and said unto them, Will ye

not shew me which of us is for the king of Israel? And one of his servants said, None, my lord, O king: but Elisha, the prophet that is in Israel, telleth the king of Israel the words that thou speakest in thy

bedchamber. And he said, Go and spy where he is, that I may send and fetch him. And it was told him,

saying, Behold, he is in Dothan. Therefore sent he thither horses, and chariots, and a great host: and they came by night, and compassed the city about. And when the servant of the man of God was risen early,

and gone forth, behold, an host compassed the city both with horses and chariots. And his servant said

unto him, Alas, my master! how shall we do? And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them. And Elisha prayed, and said, Lord, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the Lord opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.

3. Ex. 3:1 (to :), 7 the, 8 (to ;), 10–12 (to ;)

Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest of Midian:

... the Lord said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry

by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows; And I am come down to deliver them out of the

hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land

flowing with milk and honey;

Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people the

children of Israel out of Egypt. ¶ And Moses said unto God, Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and

that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt? And he said, Certainly I will be with thee;

4. Ps. 139:1–5, 7–12, 14, 17, 18

O Lord, thou hast searched me, and known me. Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off. Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted

with all my ways. For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O Lord, thou knowest it altogether. Thou

hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me.

Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou

art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in

the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me. If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me. Yea, the darkness hideth not

from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.

I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.

How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.

5. Gen. 28:10–13 Jacob, 15 (to 5th ,), 16

... Jacob went out from Beer–sheba, and went toward Haran. And he lighted upon a certain place, and

tarried there all night, because the sun was set; and he took of the stones of that place, and put them for

his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep. And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth,

and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it. And, behold, the Lord stood above it, and said, I am the Lord God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac:

the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed;

And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again

into this land; for I will not leave thee,...

And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the Lord is in this place; and I knew it not.

6. Ezek. 34:11, 23 (to 1st ,), 23 2nd he, 24 (to ,), 24–27 2nd I (to 4th ,), 28, 30 (to 1st ,)

For thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I, even I, will both search my sheep, and seek them out.

And I will set up one shepherd over them, ... he shall feed them, and he shall be their shepherd. And I the Lord will be their God, ... I the Lord have spoken it. And I will make with them a covenant of peace, and will cause the evil beasts to cease out of the land: and they shall dwell safely in the wilderness, and sleep in

the woods. And I will make them and the places round about my hill a blessing; and I will cause the shower

to come down in his season; there shall be showers of blessing. And the tree of the field shall yield her

fruit, and the earth shall yield her increase, and they shall be safe in their land, and shall know that I am

the Lord,

And they shall no more be a prey to the heathen, neither shall the beast of the land devour them; but they shall dwell safely, and none shall make them afraid.

Thus shall they know that I the Lord their God am with them, ...

7. John 9:41 (to 1st ,); 10:14, 16, 27–29

Jesus said unto them, ...

I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.

And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice;

and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.

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.

8. Luke 15:31 Son

... Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine.

 

 

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

1. SH 223:7–8 God

God is infinite omnipresent Spirit.

2. SH 331:11 The, 22

The Scriptures imply that God is All-in-all. From this it follows that nothing possesses reality nor existence except the divine Mind and His ideas. The Scriptures also declare that God is Spirit. Therefore in Spirit all is harmony, and there can be no discord; all is Life, and there is no death. Everything in God's universe expresses Him.

He fills all space, and it is impossible to conceive of such omnipresence and individuality except as infinite Spirit or Mind. Hence all is Spirit and spiritual.

3. SH 336:25–30 God

God, the divine Principle of man, and man in God's likeness are inseparable, harmonious, and eternal. The Science of being furnishes the rule of perfection , and brings immortality to light. God and man are not the same, but in the order of divine Science, God and man coexist and are eternal.

4. SH 344:32–3

In the Bible the word Spirit is so commonly applied to Deity, that Spirit and God are often regarded as synonymous terms; and it is thus they are uniformly used and understood in Christian Science.

5. SH 192:9

Spirit is not separate from God. Spirit is God.

6. SH 594:19

Spirit. Divine substance; Mind; divine Principle; all that is good; God; that only which is perfect,

everlasting, omnipresent, omnipotent, infinite.

7. SH 334:31–32 Spirit

Spirit being God, there is but one Spirit, for there can be but one infinite and therefore one God.

8. SH 287:9

We call the absence of Truth, error. Truth and error are unlike. In Science, Truth is divine, and the infinite

God can have no unlikeness. Did God, Truth, create error? No! “Doth a fountain send forth at the same

place sweet water and bitter?” God being everywhere and all-inclusive, how can He be absent or suggest

the absence of omnipresence and omnipotence? How can there be more than all?

9. SH 469:21

We bury the sense of infinitude, when we admit that, although God is infinite, evil has a place in this infinity, for evil can have no place, where all space is filled with God.

10. SH 471:13–19

The facts of divine Science should be admitted, — although the evidence as to these facts is not supported

by evil, by matter, or by material sense, — because the evidence that God and man coexist is fully

sustained by spiritual sense. Man is, and forever has been, God's reflection. God is infinite, therefore ever present, and there is no other power nor presence.

11. SH 445:15

You render the divine law of healing obscure and void, when you weigh the human in the scale with the divine, or limit in any direction of thought the omnipresence and omnipotence of God.

12. SH 477:29

Separated from man, who expresses Soul, Spirit would be a nonentity; man, divorced from Spirit, would

lose his entity. But there is, there can be, no such division, for man is coexistent with God.

13. SH 465:17–4 Principle

Principle and its idea is one, and this one is God, omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent Being, and His reflection is man and the universe. Omni is adopted from the Latin adjective signifying all. Hence God combines all-power or potency, all-science or true knowledge, all-presence.

14. SH 16:31

Thy kingdom is come; Thou art ever-present.

15. SH 473:7–10

The God-principle is omnipresent and omnipotent. God is everywhere, and nothing apart from Him is

present or has power.

 

 

 

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