Online Wednesday testimony meeting

Next live service—Dec 9, 2020

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. An online church lobby is open for 10 minutes after each meeting.

If you are able, please listen via computer as phone lines are limited. 
(This is a new number as of 10/21/2020)

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, December 2, 2020

Josh Niles, Guest First Reader
Bryan Ashley, Organist

Prelude 

Now come, Saviour of the Nations, BWV 659 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Melody in G major by Alexandre Guilmant

Hymn 123

“K” in Rippon’s Selection, 1787 adapted
Composer unknown, probably 18th century, music

How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord,
Is laid for your faith in His excellent Word.
What more can He say than to you He hath said,
To you who to God for your refuge have fled:

Fear not, I am with thee, O be not dismayed,
For I am thy God, I will still give thee aid;
I'll strengthen thee, help thee, and cause thee to stand,
Upheld by My gracious, omnipotent hand;

When through fiery trials thy pathway shall lie,
My grace, all sufficient, shall be thy supply;
The flame shall not hurt thee; I only design
Thy dross to consume and thy gold to refine.

Words © The Christian Science Board of Directors.

Reading

Reading 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 82

Arthur C. Ainger, words
H. Walford Davies, music

God is working His purpose out
As year succeeds to year,
God is working His purpose out
And the time is drawing near;
Nearer and nearer draws the time,
The time that shall surely be,
When the earth shall be filled with
the glory of God
As the waters cover the sea.

What can we do to work God's work,
To prosper and increase
The brotherhood of all mankind,
The reign of the Prince of Peace?
What can we do to hasten the time,
The time that shall surely be,
When the earth shall be filled with
the glory of God
As the waters cover the sea?

March we forth in the strength of God
With the banner of Christ unfurled,
That the light of the glorious Gospel of truth
May shine throughout the world;
Fight we the fight with sorrow and sin,
To set their captives free,
That the earth may be filled with
the glory of God
As the waters cover the sea.

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 510

Susan F. Campbell, words
Benjamin Russell Vaughan, music

In Love divine all earth-born fear and sorrow
Fade as the dark when dawn pours forth her light;
And understanding prayer is fully answered,
When trustingly we turn to God aright.

And as on wings of faith we soar and worship,
Held by God's love above the shadows dim,
Hushed in the grandeur of a heart's awakening,
Unfolds a joy unknown till found in Him.

Then in this radiant light of adoration,
We know that man beloved is in God's care,
Not wrapped in fear nor bowed with tired labor,
But satisfied, complete, divinely fair.

Words © 1932, renewed 1960 The Christian Science Board of Directors. Music © 2016 The Christian Science Board of Directors.

Postlude

Fugue in G minor, BWV 578 by J.S. 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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