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 (given immediately below) at hand:

               Name: First Church of Christ, Scientist, La Mesa.         
               Address: cschurchlamesa@gmail.com.

             Thank you very much!


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 6/23/22 

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.

487, 324, 166

Subject: Endurance, Strength

​Holy Bible - King James Version

1. Ps. 16:8, 9, 11

I have set the Lord always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.

Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures

for evermore.

2. Gen. 37:3, 4, 11 (to ;), 12, 13 (to 1st .), 14 (to 1st .), 18, 20 (to :), 22 (to ;), 23, 24 (to :), 28 (to :)

Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made

him a coat of many colours. And when his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his

brethren, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably unto him.

And his brethren envied him;

And his brethren went to feed their father's flock in Shechem. And Israel said unto Joseph, Do not thy brethren feed the flock in Shechem? come, and I will send thee unto them.

And he said to him, Go, I pray thee, see whether it be well with thy brethren, and well with the flocks; and bring me word again. ...

And when they saw him afar off, even before he came near unto them, they conspired against him to slay him. ...

Come now therefore, and let us slay him, and cast him into some pit, and we will say, Some evil beast hath devoured him: ...

And Reuben said unto them, Shed no blood, but cast him into this pit that is in the wilderness, and lay no hand upon him; ...

And it came to pass when Joseph was come unto his brethren, that they stripped Joseph out of his coat,

his coat of many colours that was on him; And they took him, and cast him into a pit:

Then there passed by Midianites merchantmen; and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and

sold Joseph to the Ishmeelites for twenty pieces of silver: ...

3. Gen. 39:1–3, 5, 6–11 3rd And (to ;), 12, 16–19 (to 2nd ,), 19–23 that

And Joseph was brought down to Egypt; and Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him of the hands of the Ishmeelites, which had brought him down thither. And the Lord

was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian. And

his master saw that the Lord was with him, and that the Lord made all that he did to prosper in his hand.

And it came to pass from the time that he had made him overseer in his house, and over all that he had,

that the Lord blessed the Egyptian's house for Joseph's sake; and the blessing of the Lord was upon all

that he had in the house, and in the field.

And Joseph was a goodly person, and well favoured. And it came to pass after these things, that his

master's wife cast her eyes upon Joseph; and she said, Lie with me. But he refused, and said unto his

master's wife, Behold, my master wotteth not what is with me in the house, and he hath committed all

that he hath to my hand; There is none greater in this house than I; neither hath he kept back any thing

from me but thee, because thou art his wife: how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God? And it came to pass, as she spake to Joseph day by day, that he hearkened not unto her, to lie by her, or to

be with her. And it came to pass about this time, that Joseph went into the house to do his business;

And she caught him by his garment, saying, Lie with me: and he left his garment in her hand, and fled, and

got him out.

And she laid up his garment by her, until his lord came home. And she spake unto him, according to these words, saying, The Hebrew servant, which thou hast brought unto us, came in unto me to mock me: And it came to pass, as I lifted up my voice and cried, that he left his garment with me, and fled out. And it came

to pass, when his master heard the words of his wife, ... that his wrath was kindled. And Joseph's master

took him, and put him into the prison, a place where the king's prisoners were bound: and he was there in

the prison. But the Lord was with Joseph, and shewed him mercy, and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison. And the keeper of the prison committed to Joseph's hand all the prisoners that were

in the prison; and whatsoever they did there, he was the doer of it. The keeper of the prison looked not to

any thing that was under his hand; because the Lord was with him, and that which he did, the Lord made

it to prosper.

4. Gen. 41:1 (to :), 8–11 (to ,), 12 (to 2nd ;), 13 (to ;), 14–16, 25 (to ,), 29, 30, 39, 40, 46 2nd And, 48 (to :), 54,

57 (to ;)

And it came to pass at the end of two full years, that Pharaoh dreamed:

And it came to pass in the morning that his spirit was troubled; and he sent and called for all the

magicians of Egypt, and all the wise men thereof: and Pharaoh told them his dream; but there was none

that could interpret them unto Pharaoh. ¶ Then spake the chief butler unto Pharaoh, saying, I do re

member my faults this day: Pharaoh was wroth with his servants, and put me in ward in the captain of the guard's house, both me and the chief baker: And we dreamed a dream in one night,...

And there was there with us a young man, an Hebrew, servant to the captain of the guard; and we told

him, and he interpreted to us our dreams;

And it came to pass, as he interpreted to us, so it was;

Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they brought him hastily out of the dungeon: and he shaved himself, and changed his raiment, and came in unto Pharaoh. And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I have

dreamed a dream, and there is none that can interpret it: and I have heard say of thee, that thou canst understand a dream to interpret it. And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, It is not in me: God shall give Pharaoh an answer of peace.

And Joseph said unto Pharaoh, ...

Behold, there come seven years of great plenty throughout all the land of Egypt: And there shall arise after them seven years of famine; and all the plenty shall be forgotten in the land of Egypt; and the famine shall consume the land;

And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God hath shewed thee all this, there is none so discreet and wise as thou art: Thou shalt be over my house, and according unto thy word shall all my people be ruled:

only in the throne will I be greater than thou.

... And Joseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh, and went throughout all the land of Egypt.

And he gathered up all the food of the seven years, which were in the land of Egypt, and laid up the food

in the cities:

And the seven years of dearth began to come, according as Joseph had said: and the dearth was in all

lands; but in all the land of Egypt there was bread.

And all countries came into Egypt to Joseph for to buy corn;

5. I Cor. 15:58

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

 

 

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

1. SH 183:21

Divine Mind rightly demands man's entire obedience, affection, and strength. No reservation is made for

any lesser loyalty. Obedience to Truth gives man power and strength. Submission to error superinduces

loss of power.

2. SH 231:30

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.

3. SH 95:6

We approach God, or Life, in proportion to our spirituality, our fidelity to Truth and Love; and in that ratio

we know all human need and are able to discern the thought of the sick and the sinning for the purpose

of healing them. Error of any kind cannot hide from the law of God.

4. SH 58:7

Unselfish ambition, noble life-motives, and purity, — these constituents of thought, mingling, constitute individually and collectively true happiness, strength, and permanence.

5. SH 265:23–26

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.

6. SH 387:18–32

That man does not pay the severest penalty who does the most good. By adhering to the realities of

eternal existence, — instead of reading disquisitions on the inconsistent supposition that death comes in obedience to the law of life, and that God punishes man for doing good, — one cannot suffer as the result

of any labor of love, but grows stronger because of it. It is a law of so-called mortal mind, misnamed

matter, which causes all things discordant.

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.

7. SH 327:23–24

Moral courage is requisite to meet the wrong and to proclaim the right.

8. SH 97:22

It requires courage to utter truth; for the higher Truth lifts her voice, the louder will error scream, until its inarticulate sound is forever silenced in oblivion.

9. SH 65:11

To gain Christian Science and its harmony, life should be more metaphysically regarded.

10. SH 79:29–3

Mind-science teaches that mortals need “not be weary in well doing.” It dissipates fatigue in doing

good. Giving does not impoverish us in the service of our Maker, neither does withholding enrich us. We

have strength in proportion to our apprehension of the truth, and our strength is not lessened by giving utterance to truth.

11. SH 128:4

The term Science, properly understood, refers only to the laws of God and to His government of the

universe, inclusive of man. From this it follows that business men and cultured scholars have found that Christian Science enhances their endurance and mental powers, enlarges their perception of character,

gives them acuteness and comprehensiveness and an ability to exceed their ordinary capacity. The human mind, imbued with this spiritual understanding, becomes more elastic, is capable of greater endurance, escapes somewhat from itself, and requires less repose. A knowledge of the Science of being develops the latent abilities and possibilities of man. It extends the atmosphere of thought, giving mortals access to broader and higher realms. It raises the thinker into his native air of insight and perspicacity.

12. SH 385:1–7, 15–18

It is proverbial that Florence Nightingale and other philanthropists engaged in humane labors have been

able to undergo without sinking fatigues and exposures which ordinary people could not endure. The explanation lies in the support which they derived from the divine law, rising above the human.

Constant toil, deprivations, exposures, and all untoward conditions, if without sin, can be experienced

without suffering. Whatever it is your duty to do, you can do without harm to yourself.

13. SH 66:6

Trials teach mortals not to lean on a material staff, — a broken reed, which pierces the heart. We do not

half remember this in the sunshine of joy and prosperity. Sorrow is salutary. Through great tribulation we enter the kingdom. Trials are proofs of God's care. Spiritual development germinates not from seed sown

in the soil of material hopes, but when these decay, Love propagates anew the higher joys of Spirit, which have no taint of earth. Each successive stage of experience unfolds new views of divine goodness and love.

14. SH 454:5–10 (to 2nd .)

The understanding, even in a degree, of the divine All-power destroys fear, and plants the feet in the true path, — the path which leads to the house built without hands “eternal in the heavens.” Human hate has

no legitimate mandate and no kingdom. Love is enthroned.

15. SH 43:32 (only)

Love must triumph over hate.

16. SH 21:9

If the disciple is advancing spiritually, he is striving to enter in. He constantly turns away from material

sense, and looks towards the imperishable things of Spirit. If honest, he will be in earnest from the start,

and gain a little each day in the right direction, till at last he finishes his course with joy.

17. SH 264:10

We must look where we would walk, and we must act as possessing all power from Him in whom we have

our being.

18. SH 444:10

Step by step will those who trust Him find that “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”

 

 

 

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