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Church Services

Here are the order of the services held in Christian Science Churches around the world. These are taken from the Manual of The Mother Church by Mary Baker Eddy.

SUNDAY SERVICES

  1. Hymn.

  2. Reading a Scriptural Selection.

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

  4. Hymn.

  5. Announcing necessary notices.

  6. Solo.

  7. Reading the Explanatory Note on first leaf of Quarterly.

  8. Announcing the subject of the Lesson-Sermon, and reading the Golden Text.

  9. Reading the Scriptural Selection, entitled "Responsive Reading," alternately by the First Reader and the congregation.

  10. Reading the Lesson-Sermon.

  11. Collection.

  12. Hymn.

  13. Reading the Scientific Statement of Being, and the correlative SCRIPTURE according to I John 3:1-3.

  14. Benediction.

WEDNESDAY TESTIMONY MEETINGS

  1. Hymn.

  2. Reading from the BIBLE, and correlative passages from SCIENCE AND HEALTH WITH KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES.

  3. Silent Prayer, followed by the audible repetition of the Lord's Prayer.

  4. Hymn.

  5. Announcing necessary notices.

  6. Experiences, testimonies, and remarks on Christian Science.

  7. Closing Hymn.

THANKSGIVING DAY SERVICES

  1. Hymn.

  2. Reading the Thanksgiving Proclamation of the Governor of the state.

  3. Reading a Scriptural Selection.

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

  5. Hymn.

  6. Reading the Explanatory Note on the first leaf of the Quarterly.

  7. Announcing the subject of the Lesson-Sermon, and reading the Golden Text.

  8. Responsive Reading by the First Reader and the congregation.

  9. Reading the Lesson-Sermon prepared by the Bible Lesson Committee.

  10. Solo.

  11. Testimonies by Christian Scientists, appropriate for the occasion.

  12. Hymn.

  13. Reading the Scientific Statement of Being, and the correlative SCRIPTURE according to I John 3:1-3.

  14. Benediction.
    No collection is taken at this service.

COMMUNION SUNDAY SERVICES

  1. Hymn.

  2. Reading a Scriptural Selection.

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

  4. Hymn.

  5. Announcing necessary notices.

  6. Reading Tenets of The Mother Church.

  7. Collection and Solo.

  8. Reading the Explanatory Note on first leaf of Quarterly.

  9. Announcing the subject of the Lesson-Sermon, and reading the Golden Text.

  10. Reading the Scriptural Selection entitled "Responsive Reading" alternately by the First Reader and the congregation.

  11. Reading the Lesson-Sermon.

  12. The First Reader briefly invites the congregation to kneel in silent Communion. This is concluded by the audible repetition of the Lord's Prayer (spiritual interpretation omitted).

  13. Singing the Doxology (hymn 1).

  14. Reading the Scientific Statement of Being and the correlative SCRIPTURE according to I John 3:1-3.

  15. Benediction.

 

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Services on Conference Call

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Basic Teachings

The Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy contain the basic teachings of Christian Science. These books are available to read online.

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CHURCH. The structure of Truth and Love; whatever rests upon and proceeds from divine Principle.

Mary Baker Eddy

Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures

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