Online Wednesday Service

Next live service—Nov 21, 2018

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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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Bryan Ashley, Organist

Prelude

Rêverie, by Louis Vierne
Communion in E (from "L'Organiste"), by César Franck

Hymns            77     411     598         

Hymn  77

James Montgomery

God is my strong salvation;
What foe have I to fear?
In darkness and temptation,
My light, my help is near:
Though hosts encamp around me,
Firm in the fight I stand;
What terror can confound me,
With God at my right hand?

Place on the Lord reliance;
My heart, with courage wait;
His truth be thine affiance,
When faint and desolate:
His might thy heart shall strengthen,
His love thy joy increase;
Thy day shall mercy lengthen:
The Lord will give thee peace.

#78 Tune Notes:
Music from the English Hymnal.

Hymn  411

Frederic W. Root
based on hymn by Martin Luther

All power is given unto our Lord,
On Him we place reliance;
With truth from out His sacred word
We bid our foes defiance.
With Him we shall prevail,
Whatever may assail;
He is our shield and tower,
Almighty is His power;
His kingdom is forever.

Rejoice, ye people, praise His name,
His care doth e’er surround us.
His love to error’s thralldom came,
And from its chains unbound us.
Our Lord is God alone,
No other power we own;
No other voice we heed,
No other help we need;
His kingdom is forever.

O then give thanks to God on high,
Who life to all is giving;
The hosts of death before Him fly,
In Him we all are living.
Then let us know no fear,
Our King is ever near;
Our stay and fortress strong,
Our strength, our hope, our song;
His kingdom is forever.

Hymn 598

Elenora E. Pike, adapt.

Where you’re going, Love will lead you.
Where you’re walking, Love will guide.
If you’re hungry, Love will feed you.
Love is always at your side.
When you’re sleeping, Love will guard you.
When you waken, comfort give.
Always faithful, Love surrounds you,
For by Love alone we live.

Let not want or lack confine you,
Love is ever your supply.
God’s great good shall now define you,
As on Love your hopes rely.
Though temptation may assail you,
Love will save you lest you stray.
Love’s protection never fails you—
God is Love and guards your way.

Poem Notes:
This text, joined here with a tune found in several early 19th-century American shape-note hymnals, is from a poem entitled “Protection,” first published in the October 10, 1925 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel.

Words adaptation and Music harmonization © 2016 The Christian Science Board of Directors.

Postlude

Fugue in G minor, BWV 578, by Johann Sebastian Bach

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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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