Online Wednesday testimony meeting

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Online Wednesday testimony meeting

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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.

If you are able, please listen via computer as phone lines are limited. 
Replays are not available by phone.

Dial: 1-646-558-8656
Access code:  969 9392 8161#

Listen live to the online Wednesday service at 2 pm Eastern time. Phone charges, if any, are the responsibility of the caller.

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Mimi Oka, First Reader
Bryan Ashley, Organist

Prelude

God's Time Is the Best (Sinfonia to Cantata No.106) by Johann Sebastian Bach (arr. E. Power Biggs)
Andantino poco allegretto, Quasi lento (from "L'Organiste") by César Franck
Meditation (from 24 Pieces in Free Style) by Louis Vierne

Hymn 423

James J. Rome, words
Edward Dearle, music

Give me, O Lord, an understanding heart,
That I may learn to know myself in Thee,
To spurn the wrong and choose the better part
And thus from sinful bondage be set free.

Give me, O Lord, a meek and contrite heart,
That I may learn to quell all selfish pride,
Bowing before Thee, see Thee as Thou art
And 'neath Thy sheltering presence safely hide.

Give me, O Lord, a gentle, loving heart,
That I may learn to be more tender, kind,
And with Thy healing touch, each wound and smart
With Christly bands of Love and Truth to bind.

Readings

Readings from the Bible, and correlative passages from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.

Prayer

Silent Prayer, followed by the audible repetition of the Lord's Prayer, its spiritual interpretation being omitted.

Hymn 432

Josette Flamand, incl. Eng. tr., words
Gabriel Fauré; adapt. and arr. CSPS, music

Above all earthly gain,
I long to hear and know You,
Eternal Mind,
To be Your loving child,
To find the liberty
That You alone provide.

When, in humility,
I feel Your presence near me,
Your peace divine,
Hope leads me safe ashore;
I know Your love will guard
And guide me evermore.

Dear Love, rule out the fears
From all who flee oppression;
Dry up their tears,
Our Father-Mother God!
Your Word establishes
The rule of harmony;
Your goodness is revealed
And here for all to see.

English translation, Music arrangement © 2016 The Christian Science Board of Directors.

Notices

Experiences, testimonies and remarks on Christian Science

To submit a testimony, scroll down to the bottom of this webpage to the section that says “Testimonies."

Hymn 88

Thomas T. Lynch*, words
Schicht’s Choralbuch, 1819, music

Gracious Spirit, dwell with me:
I myself would gracious be,
And with words that help and heal
Would Thy life in mine reveal;
And with actions bold and meek
Christ's own gracious spirit speak.

Truthful Spirit, dwell with me:
I myself would truthful be,
And with wisdom kind and clear
Let Thy life in mine appear;
And with actions brotherly
Follow Christ's sincerity.

Mighty Spirit, dwell with me:
I myself would mighty be,
Mighty, that I may prevail
Where unaided man must fail;
Ever by triumphant hope
Pressing on and bearing up.

Postlude

Vivace (from Trio Sonata No. 6 in G Major) BWV 530/1 by J. S. Bach

Copyright

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. For branches of The Mother Church streaming their services, please see the guidelines. Music included in today's streaming church service is covered by a Christian Copyright Solutions WORSHIPcast License.

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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