Online Wednesday Service

Next live service—Jan 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, January 16th, 2019

Louis E. Benjamin, First Reader

Bryan Ashley, Organist

Prelude 

Prayer, by Alexandre Guilmant
O Man, Bemoan Thy Great Sin, BWV 622, by Johann Sebastian Bach

Hymns           111   590   460         

Hymn  111

Isaac Watts*

High in the heavens, eternal God,
Thy goodness in full glory shines;
Thy truth shall break through every cloud
That veils and darkens Thy designs.

Forever firm Thy justice stands,
As mountains their foundations keep:
How wise the wonders of Thy hands;
Thy judgments are a mighty deep.

Life, like a fountain rich and free,
Springs from the presence of my Lord;
And in Thy light we all shall see
The glories promised in Thy Word.

*As noted in the 1932 hymnal, slight changes to the words were made.

Hymn  590

Ruth Duck, alt.

To God compose a song of joy;
To God make melody,
Whose arm of strength does wondrous things,
Whose hand brings victory!

Before the nations God reveals
A just and righteous will,
With steadfast love and faithfulness
God loves all people still.

In every corner of the earth,
God comes to save and free;
Break forth with shouts of holy joy;
All lands, make melody.

Let seas in all their fullness roar;
Sing, people of all lands;
Let mountains join and shout for joy;
Let rivers clap their hands.

The God of justice comes to save;
Let earth make melody;
For God will judge with righteousness
And rule with equity.

Poem Notes:
Psalms 86:10; 98:1–9 / Ephesians 5:19.

Words © 1986 GIA Publications, Incorporated. All rights reserved. Used by permission. Music © 1987 Edwin R. Taylor.

Hymn 460

verse 1 Robert Robinson, adapt., alt.;
verses 2, 3 Eugene B. Navias, alt.

Come, O fount of every blessing,
Tune our hearts to sing Your grace.
Streams of mercy never ceasing,
Call for songs of deepest praise.
While the truth of life’s perfection
Fills our hearts with joy and love,
Teach us ever to be faithful,
May we still Your goodness prove.

Come, O fount of every vision,
Lift our eyes to what will come.
See the lion and the young lamb
Dwell together in Your home.
Hear the cries of war fall silent,
Feel our love glow like the sun.
When we all serve one another,
Then our heaven is begun.

Come, O fount of inspiration,
Turn our lives to higher ways.
Lift our gloom and desperation,
Show the promise of this day.
Help us bind ourselves in union,
Help our hands tell of our love.
With Your grace, O fount of justice,
Earth be fair as heaven above.

Poem Notes:
Isaiah 11:6.

Words verses 2, 3 © 1991 Eugene B. Navias.

Postlude   

Finale in D minor, by Eric Thiman

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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  2. Type your name over the text and numbers and click “Sign in.”
  3. To send a message, type in the horizontal area and press “Return” or “Enter” on your keyboard.
  4. To make lobby area bigger, click on the diagonal up arrow in the bottom right corner of the lobby area.

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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