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.
Replays are not available by phone.
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Wednesday, September 20, 2023
Mimi Oka, First Reader
Bryan Ashley, Organist
Andante tranquillo (from Sonata III) by Felix Mendelssohn
Prelude & Cantilena (from Suite in E Major) by Everett Titcomb
Frederick W. Faber*, words
Edmund S. Carter, music
There’s a wideness in God’s mercy,
Like the wideness of the sea;
There’s a kindness in His justice,
Which is more than liberty.
For the love of God is broader
Than is seen by human mind,
And the heart of the Eternal
Is most wonderfully kind.
If our love were but more simple,
We should take Him at His word;
And our lives would be all sunshine
In the sweetness of our Lord.
Readings from the Bible, and correlative passages from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.
Silent Prayer, followed by the audible repetition of the Lord's Prayer, its spiritual interpretation being omitted.
Adrienne M. Tindall, alt., words
Welsh melody; harm. David Evans, music
O God, my Friend and Guardian,
In all my times of need
I yield me to Your guiding,
And follow where You lead.
No shadows of the darkness
Will dim the light You send,
And night becomes the morning
By Your divine command.
Your children everywhere
Are cherished in Your loving,
Your kind, Your perfect care.
All-knowing and all-seeing,
I know Your ever-presence
Is healing humankind.
You sent Your Son as Savior
That joy and health increase;
Your justice and Your mercy
Will give the world its peace.
And when I humbly listen,
I know my Guide is wise;
The pathway may seem rugged,
But heaven is its prize.
Words © 1990 Adrienne M. Tindall. Music harmonization from the Revised Church Hymnary, 1927. Reproduced by permission of Oxford University Press. All rights reserved.
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."
John Morison, adapted, words
Georg Friedrich Händel, music
To us a Child of Hope is born,
To us a Son is given;
Him shall the tribes of earth obey,
And all the hosts of heaven.
His name shall be the Prince of Peace,
The Wonderful, the Counsellor,
The great and mighty Lord.
His power, increasing, still shall spread;
His reign shall never cease;
For justice ever guards his throne,
And all his paths are peace.
Toccata & Fugue in D Major by Johann Pachelbel
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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 Journal, Christian Science Sentinel, or The Herald of Christian Science at JSH Submissions. Further guidelines for submitting testimonies to the periodicals are also available here.