Online Wednesday Service

Next live service—Oct 23, 2019

Online Wednesday Service

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Join our global online congregation live every Wednesday at 2 pm. Eastern time. An audio replay is available within thirty minutes after the meeting ends until Friday at 8 am Eastern time.

At Wednesday testimony meetings, you’ll hear hymns and readings specially selected for the day from the Christian Science Pastor—the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. You’ll also hear testimonies of healing and comments about Christian Science submitted by listeners. An online church lobby is open for 10 minutes after each meeting.

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Listen live to the online Wednesday service at 2 pm Eastern time. Please listen via computer as phone lines are limited. Phone charges, if any, are the responsibility of the caller.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Mary Gottschalk, Guest First Reader
Bryan Ashley, Organist

Prelude 

Adagio BWV 564/2, by Johann Sebastian Bach
In Green Pastures, by Harold Darke

Hymn 269

Frederic W. Root

Our God is Love, unchanging Love,
And can we ask for more?
Our prayer for Love's increase is vain;
'Twas infinite before.
Ask not the Lord with breath of praise
For more than we accept;
The open fount is free to all,
God's promises are kept.

Our God is Mind, the perfect Mind,
Intelligence divine;
Shall mortal man ask Him to change
His infinite design?
The heart that yearns for righteousness,
With longing unalloyed,
In such desire sends up a prayer
That ne'er returneth void.

O loving Father, well we know
That words alone are vain,
That those who seek Thy will to do,
The true communion gain.
Then may our deeds our pure desire
For growth in grace express,
That we may know how Love divine
Forever waits to bless.

Hymn 237

Fay Linn

O may we be still and seek Him,
Seek with consecration whole,
Listening thus to hear the message,
Far from sense and hid in Soul.

He hath promised we shall find Him,
Love divine its promise keeps;
God is watching with the watchful,
God is Life that never sleeps.

If we pray to Him in secret,
Lift to Him the heart's desire,
We shall find our earthly longings
All made pure by Love's pure fire.

Then upon the precious metal
God's own image will appear,
Faithfully to Him reflected,
One with Him forever near.

Words © The Christian Science Board of Directors.

Hymn 526

Violet Hay, Alt.

Lo! as we follow after good,
We find God's word is understood,
So we prove Him,
Praise and prove Him!
Through us He does perform His will,
To us His promises fulfil,
For we love Him!
Praise and love Him!
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

O you to whom God's word is shown,
Make all His promises your own,
Rise and prove Him,
Praise and prove Him!
His mighty love and holy power
Are here to bless us every hour,
Let us love Him!
Praise and love Him!
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

#526 Tune Notes:  This arrangement of the 17th-century German melody, "Lasst uns erfreuen" is credited to Ralph Vaughan Williams, editor of the English Hymnal (1906), in which it first appeared.  Best known for his songs and symphonic works, Vaughan Williams, alongside Edward Elgar, is considered to be one of the most important English composers of the early 20th century.

Words © Violet Hay.  Music arrangement (in the United Kingdom) from the English Hymnal.  Reproduced by permission of Oxford University Press.  All rights reserved.  

Postlude

From Heaven on High I Come BWV 606, by Johann Sebastian Bach
My Heart is Filled with Longing BWV 727, by Johann Sebastian Bach
Salvation Has Come to Us BWV 638, by Johann Sebastian Bach

We are not authorized to post some hymn words due to copyright restrictions. Some of the hymn words may be copyrighted by The Christian Science Board of Directors and cannot be republished without permission. For more information, email permissions@csps.com.

Feel free to submit testimonies using the testimony/comment form before, during, or after the meeting, and throughout the week. Read our testimony guidelines. We'd love it if you would include your name and location so we can embrace our global audience.  As you write up your testimony, please remember that we have listeners from many different backgrounds, with varying degrees of familiarity with Christian Science. We do not air all submissions and submissions may be slightly edited before airing.

If your testimony has never been published before, you are invited to submit a longer version of it to The Christian Science JournalChristian Science Sentinel, or The Herald of Christian Science at JSH Submissions. Further guidelines for submitting testimonies to the periodicals are also available here.

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Meet The Pastor

The Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy together serve as pastor for Sunday church services and Wednesday testimony meetings at all Christian Science churches, societies, and informal groups around the world.

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