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 it.

              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 8/10/22 

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.

327, 115, 594

 

Subject: Safe in God's Care

 

​​​Holy Bible - King James Version

 

1. Ps. 121:1–3, 5 (to :), 7, 8

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.

The Lord is thy keeper:

The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. The Lord shall preserve thy going out

and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.

2. Isa. 43:1 thus (to :), 1–3 thou (to :), 5 (to 2nd :), 13 and (to :)

... thus saith the Lord that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: ... thou art

mine. When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame

kindle upon thee. For I am the Lord thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: ...

Fear not: for I am with thee:

... and there is none that can deliver out of my hand:

3. Ex. 1:8–10 (to 7th ,), 11 (to 1st .), 12, 15 the (to 1st ,), 16 (to 2nd ,), 16–20 if, 22; 2:1–10 (to :)

Now there arose up a new king over Egypt, which knew not Joseph. And he said unto his people, Behold,

the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we: Come on, let us deal wisely with them;

lest they multiply, and it come to pass, that, when there falleth out any war, they join also unto our

enemies, and fight against us, ...

Therefore they did set over them taskmasters to afflict them with their burdens.

But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew. And they were grieved because of

the children of Israel.

... the king of Egypt spake to the Hebrew midwives, ...

And he said, When ye do the office of a midwife to the Hebrew women, ... if it be a son, then ye shall kill

him: but if it be a daughter, then she shall live. But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of

Egypt commanded them, but saved the men children alive. And the king of Egypt called for the midwives,

and said unto them, Why have ye done this thing, and have saved the men children alive? And the

midwives said unto Pharaoh, Because the Hebrew women are not as the Egyptian women; for they are

lively, and are delivered ere the midwives come in unto them. Therefore God dealt well with the midwives: and the people multiplied, and waxed very mighty.

And Pharaoh charged all his people, saying, Every son that is born ye shall cast into the river, and every daughter ye shall save alive.

And there went a man of the house of Levi, and took to wife a daughter of Levi. And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months. And when

she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with

pitch, and put the child therein; and she laid it in the flags by the river's brink. And his sister stood afar off,

to wit what would be done to him. And the daughter of Pharaoh came down to wash herself at the river;

and her maidens walked along by the river's side; and when she saw the ark among the flags, she sent her maid to fetch it. And when she had opened it, she saw the child: and, behold, the babe wept. And she had compassion on him, and said, This is one of the Hebrews' children. Then said his sister to Pharaoh's

daughter, Shall I go and call to thee a nurse of the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for thee?

And Pharaoh's daughter said to her, Go. And the maid went and called the child's mother. And Pharaoh's daughter said unto her, Take this child away, and nurse it for me, and I will give thee thy wages. And the woman took the child, and nursed it. And the child grew, and she brought him unto Pharaoh's daughter,

and he became her son. And she called his name Moses:

4. Ps. 46:1–3 (to 1st .), 6, 7 (to 1st .), 8 (to 2nd ,), 9 (to 2nd ;), 10, 11 (to ;)

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth

be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Though the waters thereof

roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof.

The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted. The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.

Come, behold the works of the Lord, ...

He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder;

Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. The

Lord of hosts is with us;

5. Luke 4:14–16 (to :), 24–32 (to :)

And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all

the region round about. And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all. And he came to

Nazareth, where he had been brought up:
And he said, Verily I say unto you, No prophet is accepted in his own country. But I tell you of a truth,

many widows were in Israel in the days of Elias, when the heaven was shut up three years and six

months, when great famine was throughout all the land; But unto none of them was Elias sent, save unto Sarepta, a city of Sidon, unto a woman that was a widow. And many lepers were in Israel in the time of

Eliseus the prophet; and none of them was cleansed, saving Naaman the Syrian. And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath, And rose up, and thrust him out of the

city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong. But he passing through the midst of them went his way, And came down to Capernaum, a city

of Galilee, and taught them on the sabbath days. And they were astonished at his doctrine:

6. Acts 5:12, 14–21 (to 1st .)

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.) Insomuch that they brought forth the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and couches, that at the least the shadow of Peter passing by might overshadow some of them. 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. Then the high priest rose up, and all they that were with him, (which is the sect of the Sadducees,) and were filled with indignation, And laid their hands on the apostles, and put them in the common prison. But the angel of the Lord by night opened the prison doors, and brought them forth, and said, Go, stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words of this life. And when they heard that,

they entered into the temple early in the morning, and taught.

7. Ps. 91:1, 11

He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.

8. Eph. 6:10, 11, 14–18, 23, 24 Amen

Finally, 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.

Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith,

wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation,

and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in

the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Amen.

 

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

 

1. SH 571:18–19

Clad in the panoply of Love, human hatred cannot reach you.

2. SH 387:27

The history of Christianity furnishes sublime proofs of the supporting influence and protecting power bestowed on man by his heavenly Father, omnipotent Mind, who gives man faith and understanding

whereby to defend himself, not only from temptation, but from bodily suffering.

3. SH 231:16–2; 232:7–13

God is not the author of mortal discords. Therefore we accept the conclusion that discords have only a fabulous existence, are mortal beliefs which divine Truth and Love destroy.

To hold yourself superior to sin, because God made you superior to it and governs man, is true wisdom.

To fear sin is to misunderstand the power of Love and the divine Science of being in man's relation to

God, — to doubt His government and distrust His omnipotent care. To hold yourself superior to sickness

and death is equally wise, and is in accordance with divine Science. To fear them is impossible, when you

fully apprehend God and know that they are no part of His creation.

Man, governed by his Maker, having no other Mind, — planted on the Evangelist's statement that “all

things were made by Him [the Word of God]; and without Him was not anything made that was

made,” — can triumph over sin, sickness, and death.

Security for the claims of harmonious and eternal being is found only in divine Science.

Scripture informs us that “with God all things are possible,” — all good is possible to Spirit; but our

prevalent theories practically deny this, and make healing possible only through matter. These theories

must be untrue, for the Scripture is true.

4. SH 390:32–4

Rise in the conscious strength of the spirit of Truth to overthrow the plea of mortal mind, alias matter,

arrayed against the supremacy of Spirit. Blot out the images of mortal thought and its beliefs in sickness

and sin.

5. SH 571:15–18

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.

6. SH 243:4–8

The divine Love, which made harmless the poisonous viper, which delivered men from the boiling oil, from the fiery furnace, from the jaws of the lion, can heal the sick in every age and triumph over sin and death.

7. SH 328:20–24, 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.

Jesus' promise is perpetual.

8. SH 107:1–10

In the year 1866, I discovered the Christ Science or divine laws of Life, Truth, and Love, and

named my discovery Christian Science. God had been graciously preparing me during many years for the reception of this final revelation of the absolute divine Principle of scientific mental healing.

This apodictical Principle points to the revelation of Immanuel, “God with us,” — the sovereign

ever-presence, delivering the children of men from every ill “that flesh is heir to.”

9. SH 269:21–25 (to 2nd .)

The testimony of the material senses is neither absolute nor divine. I therefore plant myself unreservedly

on the teachings of Jesus, of his apostles, of the prophets, and on the testimony of the Science of Mind.

Other foundations there are none.

10. SH xi:9

The physical healing of Christian Science results now, as in Jesus' time, from the operation of divine

Principle, before which sin and disease lose their reality in human consciousness and disappear as

naturally and as necessarily as darkness gives place to light and sin to reformation. Now, as then, these mighty works are not supernatural, but supremely natural. They are the sign of Immanuel, or “God with

us,” — a divine influence ever present in human consciousness and repeating itself, coming now as was promised aforetime,

To preach deliverance to the captives [of sense], / And recovering of sight to the blind, / To set at liberty

them that are bruised.

11. SH 391:13 (only)

No law of God hinders this result.

12. SH 67:28

Man delivered from sin, disease, and death presents the true likeness or spiritual ideal.

13. SH 60:29–31

Soul has infinite resources with which to bless mankind, and happiness would be more readily attained

and would be more secure in our keeping, if sought in Soul.

14. SH 228:25 (only)

There is no power apart from God.

 

 

 

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