Online Wednesday testimony meeting

Next live service—Sep 29, 2021

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.

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, September 22, 2021

Moji George, First Reader
Bryan Ashley, Organist

Prelude

Adagio e dolce (from Sonata No. 3 in D minor) BWV 527/2 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Melody in F Major by Eric Thiman

Hymn 496

Andrew Reed and Samuel Longfellow, adapt., alt., words
Laura Lapointe and Stephen Lapointe, alt., music

Holy Spirit, Light divine,
Shine upon this heart of mine;
Kindle every high desire;
Cleanse my thought in Your pure fire.
Holy Spirit, Light divine,
Shine upon this heart of mine.
Shine upon this heart of mine,
Holy Spirit, Light divine.

Holy Spirit, Peace divine,
Still this restless heart of mine;
Speak to calm the tossing sea,
Stayed in Your tranquillity.
Holy Spirit, Peace divine,
Still this restless heart of mine.
Still this restless heart of mine,
Holy Spirit, Peace divine.

Holy Spirit, all divine,
Dwell within this heart of mine;
Bid my troubled thoughts be still;
With Your peace my spirit fill.
Holy Spirit, all divine,
Dwell within this heart of mine.
Dwell within this heart of mine,
Holy Spirit, all divine.

#496 Tune Notes:This hymn works well when performed with a straightforward rhythmic approach; however, a gentle swing rhythm is appropriate and in keeping with the composers’ original intention.

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

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 57

Frederick L. Hosmer, adapted, words
Alfred Scott-Gatty, music

Father, to Thee we turn away from sorrow,
Thou art the fountain whence our healing flows;
Dark though the night, joy cometh with the morrow;
Safely they rest who on Thy love repose.

Should fond hopes fail and skies seem dark before us,
Should the vain cares that vex our days increase,
Comes with its calm the thought that Thou art o'er us;
Then we grow quiet, folded in Thy peace.

Naught shall affright us, on Thy goodness leaning;
Low in the heart faith singeth still her song;
Chastened and blessed we learn life's deeper meaning,
Thus in our meekness Thou dost make us strong.

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 93

William P. McKenzie, words
Music arr. from W.A. Mozart

Happy the man whose heart can rest,
Assured God's goodness ne'er will cease;
Each day, complete, with joy is blessed,
God keepeth him in perfect peace.

God keepeth him, and God is one,
One Life, forevermore the same,
One Truth unchanged while ages run;
Eternal Love His holiest name.

Dwelling in Love that cannot change,
From anxious fear man finds release;
No more his homeless longings range,
God keepeth him in perfect peace.

In perfect peace, with tumult stilled,
Enhavened where no storms arise,
There man can work what God hath willed;
The joy of perfect work his prize.

Postlude

O Christ, Who Art the Light and Day by Johann Pachelbel
Dialogue sur les Trompettes, Clairon et Tierces by François Couperin

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. 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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