First Church of Christ, Scientist

Church Services  

 

Sunday Service


Our Sunday service consists of a weekly Lesson-Sermon which is read from The Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. The Bible readings for the sermon are from The King James Bible, while occasionally the responsive reading portion may be from other Bible translations. The same Lesson-Sermon is read in every Christian Science church around the globe. It is read by two lay readers, elected from the membership, who serve the congregation in this capacity. In addition to the Lesson-Sermon, there are hymns, a solo, and a joint repetition of the Lord's Prayer. See the sidebar for the current Lesson-Sermon subjects.

 

Wednesday Evening Meeting

 

The Wednesday evening meeting consists of a short sermon of selected readings from The King James Version of The Bible and from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. The selections for the Wednesday evening service are selected by the First Reader, and will vary with every church. Current subjects for this short sermon have included, "Brotherhood," "Health," "Handling Fear," and "The Economy." After the Lord's Prayer and a hymn, members of the congregation share testimonies of healings and blessings they have gained from their study and application of Christian Science.

 

Sunday School

 

We hold a Sunday school for young people up to the age of 20. Lessons include the Ten Commandments, the Sermon on the Mount (including the Beatitudes), and familiar Bible stories. Students will gain a familiarity with The Bible and with the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, and will learn how the lessons contained in these books can be applied to their everyday lives.

 

 

Christian Science

Bible Lessons

 

Feb 11

Spirit

 

. . . I will sing with the

spirit, and I will sing with

the understanding also.

I Corinthians 14:15

I will sing

 

Feb 18

Soul

 

There are many who say,

“Who will show us any

good?”  Lord, lift up the

light of Your countenance

upon us.

Psalms 4:6

 

Feb 25

Mind

 

To God only wise, be glory

through Jesus Christ for ever.

Romans 16:27 (to 1st .)

 

March 4

Christ Jesus

 

Ye have not chosen me,

but I have chosen you, and

ordained you, that ye should

go and bring forth fruit, and

that your fruit should remain:

John 15:16 (to :)

 

 

 

First Church of Christ, Scientist
1101 Curtiss Street · Downers Grove, IL 60515 · (630) 968-1007