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.
Replays are not available by phone.
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Listen live to the online Wednesday service at 2 pm Eastern time. Phone charges, if any, are the responsibility of the caller.
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Moji George, First Reader
Bryan Ashley, Organist
Lord Jesus Christ, Be Present Now, BWV 655 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Introductory Voluntary by Théodore Dubois
Frederic W. Root, alt., words
Randall S. Updegraff, music; harm. CSPS
O tender, loving Shepherd,
We long to follow thee,
To follow where you lead us,
Though rough the path may be;
Though dark and heavy shadows
Enshroud the way with gloom,
We know that Love will guide us,
And safely lead us home.
We know, beloved Shepherd,
The path that you have trod
Leads ever out of darkness,
And on and up to God.
If from that path we wander,
And far astray we roam,
O, call us, faithful Shepherd,
And bring us safely home.
Throughout the way, dear Shepherd,
Your strong hand does uphold;
The weary ones, at nightfall,
You gently will enfold.
And when to Truth's green pastures
With joy at length we come,
There shall we find, O Shepherd,
Our blest, eternal home.
Music © 2016 The Christian Science Board of Directors.
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.
John Greenleaf Whittier, words
C. Hubert H. Parry, music
Dear Lord and Father of us all,
Forgive our foolish ways;
Reclothe us in our rightful mind;
In purer lives Thy service find,
In deeper reverence, praise.
In simple trust like theirs who heard,
Beside the Syrian sea,
The gracious calling of the Lord,
Let us, like them, without a word
Rise up and follow thee.
Breathe through the pulses of desire
Thy coolness and Thy balm;
Let sense be dumb, let flesh retire;
Speak through the earthquake, wind and fire,
O still small voice of calm.
Drop Thy still dews of quietness,
Till all our strivings cease;
Take from us now the strain and stress,
And let our ordered lives confess
The beauty of Thy peace.
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 Bowring, adapted, words
Scottish Melody arr. by Lowell Mason
How sweetly flowed the gospel sound
From lips of gentleness and grace,
When listening thousands gathered round
And joy and reverence filled the place.
From heaven he came, of heaven he spoke,
To heaven he led his followers' way.
Dark clouds of gloomy night he broke,
Unveiling Love's immortal day.
To wanderers from the Father's home,
To weary ones he offered rest;
So to his teachings all may come,
Obey them, love them, and be blest.
Toccata and Fugue in B-flat Major by Johann Pachelbel
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 email@example.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 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.
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