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.
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 or in the Auditorium, 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." 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 Meetings.
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. 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.

To join the Zoom Sunday School classes: Either click the URL given below, or, click on this here.
                                                https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85429918174?pwd=dGo2ZWI3U2RqU3I2Tkd2N3h0aW1yZz09
                                               
Meeting ID: 854 2991 8174
                                                Passcode: 239951



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

 
 

Wednesday Evening Readings

 

 

Wednesday 1/20/21

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.

150, 224, 374

 

The Holy Bible, King James Version 

1. Ps. 33:1, 4, 5 the

Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous: for praise is comely for the upright.
For the word of the Lord is right; and all his works are done in truth.

... the earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.

2. II Kings 4:1–7

Now there cried a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets unto Elisha, saying,

Thy servant my husband is dead; and thou knowest that thy servant did fear the Lord: and the

creditor is come to take unto him my two sons to be bondmen.  And Elisha said unto her, What

shall I do for thee? tell me, what hast thou in the house? And she said, Thine handmaid hath not

any thing in the house, save a pot of oil.
Then he said, Go, borrow thee vessels abroad of all thy neighbours, even empty vessels; borrow

not a few.  And when thou art come in, thou shalt shut the door upon thee and upon thy sons, and

shalt pour out into all those vessels, and thou shalt set aside that which is full.
So she went from him, and shut the door upon her and upon her sons, who brought the vessels

to her; and she poured out.  And it came to pass, when the vessels were full, that she said unto

her son, Bring me yet a vessel. And he said unto her, There is not a vessel more. And the oil stayed.

Then she came and told the man of God. And he said, Go, sell the oil, and pay thy debt, and live

thou and thy children of the rest.

3. Ps. 36:5, 7, 9 (to :)

Thy mercy, O Lord, is in the heavens; and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds.  How excellent

is thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of

thy wings.  For with thee is the fountain of life: ...

4. II Kings 4:8–12, 14–22, 25, 26, 32, 33, 35–37

And it fell on a day, that Elisha passed to Shunem, where was a great woman; and she constrained

him to eat bread. And so it was, that as oft as he passed by, he turned in thither to eat bread.
And she said unto her husband, Behold now, I perceive that this is an holy man of God, which

passeth by us continually.  Let us make a little chamber, I pray thee, on the wall; and let us set for

him there a bed, and a table, and a stool, and a candlestick: and it shall be, when he cometh to us,

that he shall turn in thither.  And it fell on a day, that he came thither, and he turned into the

chamber, and lay there.  And he said to Gehazi his servant, Call this Shunammite. And when he had

called her, she stood before him.  And he said, What then is to be done for her? And Gehazi

answered, Verily she hath no child, and her husband is old.And he said, Call her. And when he had

called her, she stood in the door. And he said, About this season, according to the time of life, thou

shalt embrace a son. And she said, Nay, my lord, thou man of God, do not lie unto thine handmaid.
And the woman conceived, and bare a son at that season that Elisha had said unto her, according

to the time of life.
And when the child was grown, it fell on a day, that he went out to his father to the reapers.
And he said unto his father, My head, my head. And he said to a lad, Carry him to his mother.
And when he had taken him, and brought him to his mother, he sat on her knees till noon, and

then died.  And she went up, and laid him on the bed of the man of God, and shut the door upon

him, and went out.And she called unto her husband, and said, Send me, I pray thee, one of the

young men, and one of the asses, that I may run to the man of God, and come again.
So she went and came unto the man of God to mount Carmel. And it came to pass, when the man

of God saw her afar off, that he said to Gehazi his servant, Behold, yonder is that Shunammite:
Run now, I pray thee, to meet her, and say unto her, Is it well with thee? is it well with thy husband?

is it well with the child? And she answered, It is well.
And when Elisha was come into the house, behold, the child was dead, and laid upon his bed.
He went in therefore, and shut the door upon them twain, and prayed unto the Lord.
Then he returned, and walked in the house to and fro; and went up, and stretched himself upon

him: and the child sneezed seven times, and the child opened his eyes. And he called Gehazi, and

said, Call this Shunammite. So he called her. And when she was come in unto him, he said, Take

up thy son.  Then she went in, and fell at his feet, and bowed herself to the ground, and took up

her son, and went out.

5. Ps. 107:1, 8, 9

O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children

of men!

For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.

6. Luke 4:14, 15

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.

7. Luke 10:38–42

Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman

named Martha received him into her house.  And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at

Jesus' feet, and heard his word.  But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him,

and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that

she help me.  And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled

about many things:  But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not

be taken away from her.

8. John 21:1–6 Jesus

... Jesus shewed himself again to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias; and on this wise shewed he

himself. 
There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee,

and the sons of Zebedee, and two other of his disciples.  Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a-fishing.

They say unto him, We also go with thee. They went forth, and entered into a ship immediately; and

that night they caught nothing.
But when the morning was now come, Jesus stood on the shore: but the disciples knew not that it

was Jesus.  Then Jesus saith unto them, Children, have ye any meat? They answered him, No.

And he said unto them, Cast the net on the right side of the ship, and ye shall find. They cast

therefore, and now they were not able to draw it for the multitude of fishes.

9. Job 22:21

Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee.

 

 

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

1. SH 113:17 God (to 1st .)

   ... God is good.

2. SH 128:2 (only)

Good is natural and primitive.

3. SH 521:5–6

All that is made is the work of God, and all is good.

4. SH 260:13

Science reveals the possibility of achieving all good, and sets mortals at work to discover what God

has already done; but distrust of one's ability to gain the goodness desired and to bring out better

and higher results, often hampers the trial of one's wings and ensures failure at the outset.

5. SH 34:18–23, 32–6

Through all the disciples experienced, they became more spiritual and understood better what the

Master had taught. His resurrection was also their resurrection. It helped them to raise themselves

and others from spiritual dulness and blind belief in God into the perception of infinite possibilities.

His gloom had passed into glory, and his disciples' grief into repentance, — hearts chastened and

pride rebuked. Convinced of the fruitlessness of their toil in the dark and wakened by their

Master's voice, they changed their methods, turned away from material things, and cast their net

on the right side.

6. SH 102:30–31

Mankind must learn that evil is not power. Its so-called despotism is but a phase of nothingness.

7. SH 324:32

Jesus said substantially, “He that believeth in me shall not see death.” That is, he who perceives the

true idea of Life loses his belief in death. He who has the true idea of good loses all sense of evil,

and by reason of this is being ushered into the undying realities of Spirit. Such a one abideth in

Life, — life obtained not of the body incapable of supporting life, but of Truth, unfolding its own

immortal idea. Jesus gave the true idea of being, which results in infinite blessings to mortals.

8. SH 561:1

The understanding of Truth and Love, the Principle which works out the ends of eternal good and

destroys both faith in evil and the practice of evil, leads to the discernment of the divine idea.

9. SH 286:16

In the Saxon and twenty other tongues good is the term for God. The Scriptures declare all that He

made to be good, like Himself, — good in Principle and in idea. Therefore the spiritual universe is good, and reflects God as He is.

10. SH 103:15–16

The maximum of good is the infinite God and His idea, the All-in-all.

11. SH 280:1–6

 In the infinitude of Mind, matter must be unknown. Symbols and elements of discord and decay

are not prod-ucts of the infinite, perfect, and eternal All. From Love and from the light and harmony

which are the abode of Spirit, only reflections of good can come.

12. SH 450:19–22

The Christian Scientist has enlisted to lessen evil, disease, and death; and he will overcome

them by understanding their nothingness and the allness of God, or good.

13. SH 213:11

Every step towards goodness is a departure from materiality, and is a tendency towards God, Spirit.

Material theories partially paralyze this attraction towards infinite and eternal good by an opposite

attraction towards the finite, temporary, and discordant.

14. SH 265:23

 Who that has felt the loss of human peace has not gained stronger desires for spiritual joy? The

aspiration after heavenly good comes even before we discover what belongs to wisdom and Love.

The loss of earthly hopes and pleasures brightens the ascending path of many a heart. The pains

of sense quickly inform us that the pleasures of sense are mortal and that joy is spiritual.

15. SH 494:11

 It is not well to imagine that Jesus demonstrated the divine power to heal only for a select number

or for a limited period of time, since to all mankind and in every hour, divine Love supplies all good.

16. SH 480:26–2

The Bible declares: “All things were made by Him [the divine Word]; and without Him was not

anything made that was made.” This is the eternal verity of divine Science. If sin, sickness, and

death were understood as nothingness, they would dis-appear. As vapor melts before the sun, so

evil would vanish before the reality of good. One must hide the other. How important, then, to

choose good as the reality!

 

 

 

 

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Christmas Story in Word and Song.

Presented by First Church Christ, Scientist, La Mesa CA

December 20, 2020

 

To listen to the recording by phone, dial 1 (215) 644-7700 followed by Conference ID 947366#

and Recording Number 1#.   (NOTE:  This is may be a long distance call for you.  Phone charges may apply.)

 

When listening, here is some info that may be useful.

Press 6 If you want to FAST FORWARD 1 minute

Press 4 to REWIND 30 seconds

Press 5 to PAUSE or RESUME

 

All of the citations read during the program are listed below and are from either the Holy Bible,

Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy or from her Prose Works.  All the hymns/carols,

except 2, are from the Christian Science hymnals.

 

Citations and Hymns

Hymn. 23

Hymn. 538

Isa. 7:13 Hear (to ;), 14 the

Isa. 9:6, 7 (to 1st .)

Hymn. 362

Luke 1:26–35, 38

SH 581:4–5 (to ;)

Hymn. 511

Matt. 1:18–24

Luke 2:1, 3–14

SH 332:23–29 Jesus

Hymn. 11

Luke 2:15–18

SH vii:2–10

Hymn. 310

Matt. 2:1–6

Hymn. 222

Matt. 2:7–15, 19, 21, 23

Christmas Carol:   O Holy Night 

John 1:1–5, 14

Luke 2:40

Isa. 60:1

Hymn. 417

My. 260:17–27

My. 262:27–32

II Cor. 9:15

Christmas Carol: Silent Night

 

 

 

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