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 to 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 at hand:
    
               First Church of Christ, Scientist, La Mesa.         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 5/11/22

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.

258, 374, 154

​Holy Bible - King James Version

1. Ps. 43:3

O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles.

2. Job 11:7

Canst thou by searching find out God? canst thou find out the Almighty unto perfection?

3. Job 37:2, 14 stand

Hear attentively the noise of his voice, and the sound that goeth out of his mouth. ...

... stand still, and consider the wondrous works of God.

4. I Kings 19:1–12

And Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and withal how he had slain all the prophets with the sword. Then Jezebel sent a messenger unto Elijah, saying, So let the gods do to me, and more also, if I make not

thy life as the life of one of them by to-morrow about this time. And when he saw that, he arose, and went

for his life, and came to Beer–sheba, which belongeth to Judah, and left his servant there. But he himself

went a day's journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree: and he requested

for himself that he might die; and said, It is enough; now, O Lord, take away my life; for I am not better

than my fathers. And as he lay and slept under a juniper tree, behold, then an angel touched him, and

said unto him, Arise and eat. And he looked, and, behold, there was a cake baken on the coals, and a cruse

of water at his head. And he did eat and drink, and laid him down again. And the angel of the Lord came

again the second time, and touched him, and said, Arise and eat; because the journey is too great for thee. And he arose, and did eat and drink, and went in the strength of that meat forty days and forty nights unto Horeb the mount of God. And he came thither unto a cave, and lodged there; and, behold, the word of

the Lord came to him, and he said unto him, What doest thou here, Elijah? And he said, I have been very jealous for the Lord God of hosts: for the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword; and I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it

away. And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the Lord. And, behold, the Lord passed by,

and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the Lord; but the

Lord was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the Lord was not in the earthquake: And after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.

5. Ps. 68:17 (to 2nd ,)

The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands of angels: the Lord is among them,

6. Prov. 4:18 the

... the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.

7. I Cor. 10:1–4 brethren

... brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; And did all eat the same spiritual meat; And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.

8. Matt. 4:23 (to 1st ,), 24; 5:1, 2, 6, 8

And Jesus went about all Galilee, ...

And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with

divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatic,

and those that had the palsy; and he healed them. ...

And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him: And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying, ...

Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. ...

Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

9. Matt. 5:14–16

Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and

put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light

so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

10. Ps. 36:7, 9

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: in thy light shall we see light.

11. Acts 8:5, 6, 8, 26, 27, 29–31, 35–39

Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto them. And the people with one accord gave heed unto those things which Philip spake, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did. ...

And there was great joy in that city. ...

And the angel of the Lord spake unto Philip, saying, Arise, and go toward the south unto the way that

goeth down from Jerusalem unto Gaza, which is desert. And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all

her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to worship, ...

Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot. And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest? And he said, How

can I, except some man should guide me? And he desired Philip that he would come up and sit with him. ...

Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus. And as

they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth

hinder me to be baptized? And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. And he commanded the chariot to stand

still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him. And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more: and he went on his way rejoicing.

12. Isa. 40:28, 31 they

Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of

the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding. ...

... they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they

shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

13. Luke 4:14 (to :), 16–18, 21, 32–35; 5:17

And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee:

And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read. And there was delivered unto him the book of

the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written, The

Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath

sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the

blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, ...

And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears. ...

And they were astonished at his doctrine: for his word was with power. And in the synagogue there was

a man, which had a spirit of an unclean devil, and cried out with a loud voice, Saying, Let us alone; what

have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art;

the Holy One of God. And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him. And when the devil had thrown him in the midst, he came out of him, and hurt him not. ...

And it came to pass on a certain day, as he was teaching, that there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, which were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judæa, and Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was present to heal them.

14. Jer. 31:3

The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore

with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.

 

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

1. SH vii:13–15; viii:4

The time for thinkers has come. Truth, independent of doctrines and time-honored systems, knocks at the portal of humanity. ...

... To develop the full might of this Science, the discords of corporeal sense must yield to the harmony of spiritual sense, even as the science of music corrects false tones and gives sweet concord to sound.

2. SH 107:1

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.

3. SH 108:19–6

When apparently near the confines of mortal existence, standing already within the shadow of the death-valley, I learned these truths in divine Science: that all real being is in God, the divine Mind, and that Life, Truth, and Love are all-powerful and ever-present; that the opposite of Truth, — called error, sin, sickness, disease, death, — is the false testimony of false material sense, of mind in matter; that this false sense evolves, in belief, a subjective state of mortal mind which this same so-called mind names matter, thereby shutting out the true sense of Spirit.

My discovery, that erring, mortal, misnamed mind produces all the organism and action of the mortal

body, set my thoughts to work in new channels, and led up to my demonstration of the proposition that

Mind is All and matter is naught as the leading factor in Mind-science.

Christian Science reveals incontrovertibly that Mind is All-in-all, that the only realities are the divine Mind

and idea.

4. SH 483:22

Because the Science of Mind seems to bring into dishonor the ordinary scientific schools, which wrestle

with material observations alone, this Science has met with opposition; but if any system honors God, it

ought to receive aid, not opposition, from all thinking persons. And Christian Science does honor God as

no other theory honors Him, and it does this in the way of His appointing, by doing many wonderful works through the divine name and nature. One must fulfil one's mission without timidity or dissimulation, for to

be well done, the work must be done unselfishly. Christianity will never be based on a divine Principle and

so found to be unerring, until its absolute Science is reached. When this is accomplished, neither pride, prejudice, bigotry, nor envy can wash away its foundation, for it is built upon the rock, Christ.

5. SH 495:16

Let neither fear nor doubt overshadow your clear sense and calm trust, that the recognition of life harmonious — as Life eternally is — can destroy any painful sense of, or belief in, that which Life is not.

Let Christian Science, instead of corporeal sense, support your understanding of being, and this understanding will supplant error with Truth, replace mortality with immortality, and silence discord with harmony.

6. SH 41:6

Like our Master, we must depart from material sense into the spiritual sense of being.

7. SH 461:11

Only by the illumination of the spiritual sense, can the light of understanding be thrown upon this Science, because Science reverses the evidence before the material senses and furnishes the eternal interpretation

of God and man.

8. SH 492:7–12

Being is holiness, harmony, immortality. It is already proved that a knowledge of this, even in small degree, will uplift the physical and moral standard of mortals, will increase longevity, will purify and elevate c

haracter. Thus progress will finally destroy all error, and bring immortality to light.

9. SH 371:14

Darkness induces fear. The adult, in bondage to his beliefs, no more comprehends his real being than

does the child; and the adult must be taken out of his darkness, before he can get rid of the illusive

sufferings which throng the gloaming. The way in divine Science is the only way out of this condition.

10. SH 597:16 (only)

Wilderness. Loneliness; doubt; darkness.

11. SH 255:3–6

“Let there be light,”

is the perpetual demand of Truth and Love, changing chaos into order and discord into the music of the spheres.

12. SH 367:17

A Christian Scientist occupies the place at this period of which Jesus spoke to his disciples, when he said:

“Ye are the salt of the earth.” “Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.” Let us watch, work, and pray that this salt lose not its saltness, and that this light be not hid, but radiate and glow into noontide glory.

13. SH 407:21

If delusion says, “I have lost my memory,” contradict it. No faculty of Mind is lost. In Science, all being is eternal, spiritual, perfect, harmonious in every action. Let the perfect model be present in your thoughts instead of its demoralized opposite. This spiritualization of thought lets in the light, and brings the divine Mind, Life not death, into your consciousness.

14. SH 504:23–31

The rays of infinite Truth, when gathered into the focus of ideas, bring light instantaneously, whereas a thousand years of human doctrines, hypotheses, and vague conjectures emit no such effulgence.

Did infinite Mind create matter, and call it light? Spirit is light, and the contradiction of Spirit is matter, darkness, and darkness obscures light. Material sense is nothing but a supposition of the absence of Spirit.

15. SH 507:15–18, 24–25

The universe of Spirit reflects the creative power of the divine Principle, or Life, which reproduces the multitudinous forms of Mind and governs the multiplication of the compound idea man. ...

Infinite Mind creates and governs all, from the mental molecule to infinity.

16. SH 510:9

Truth and Love enlighten the understanding, in whose “light shall we see light;” and this illumination is reflected spiritually by all who walk in the light and turn away from a false material sense.

17. SH 393:16–18

Be firm in your understanding that the divine Mind governs, and that in Science man reflects God's government.

18. SH 16:31

Thy kingdom is come; Thou art ever-present.

 

 

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