Come as you are!

Our Christian Science church holds two weekly services—one on Sunday morning and one on Wednesday evening. Everyone is welcome! Child care is provided at all services and Sunday School convenes at the same time as the Sunday morning service.

  • Sunday morning service (and Sunday School): 10:30 – 11:30 am

  • Wednesday testimony meeting: 7:30 – 8:30 pm

  • We also have a special Thanksgiving Day service on Thanksgiving morning at 10:30 am

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Sunday morning service

The Sunday service has music, readings, hymns, and prayer. The heart of it is a Bible lesson read by two Readers with citations from the King James Bible and Science and Health. The topic and citations are published in the Christian Science Quarterly which you can buy at any Christian Science Reading Room. We call this our Lesson-Sermon because you can study the readings as a lesson during the week and then hear them read as a sermon on Sunday.

Order of Sunday service

Instrumental prelude
Hymn (congregation sings)
Scriptural selection
Silent prayer-Lord’s prayer
Hymn
Announcements
Vocal solo (with accompaniment)
Lesson-Sermon (from the King James Bible and Science and Health)
Collection
Hymn
Benediction
Postlude

Wednesday evening meeting

Wednesday evening meetings are similar to Sunday, but a bit less formal. The first half consists of readings the First Reader has put together specifically for that church service (from the same two books, we call them our “Pastor”). And the second half is open to testimonies from the congregation. Anyone in the audience can stand up and share a testimony of healing, or an insight or remark relating to their study of Christian Science. Sometimes there are quiet patches and sometimes you can’t get a word in edgewise.

Order of Wednesday meeting

Instrumental prelude
Hymn (congregation sings)
Readings (from The Bible and Science and Health)
Silent prayer-Lord’s prayer
Hymn
Announcements
Testimonies of healing
Hymn
Postlude

 
 

Online Services

Available on Zoom

Both our Sunday and Wednesday services provide online access using the Zoom application.  We warmly invite everyone to join us - either in person or online.  The Zoom meeting opens at 10:15 am on Sunday and 7:15 pm on Wednesdays.

 

Online participants are invited to offer testimonies during the testimony period. To receive the mail containing the information to join us online, please send an email to our clerk at clerkthirdchurchsarasota@gmail.com.

 

The Scientific Statement of Being (Science and Health, p. 468)

There is no life, truth, intelligence, nor substance in matter. All is infinite Mind and its infinite manifestation, for God is All-in-all. Spirit is immortal Truth; matter is mortal error. Spirit is the real and eternal; matter is the unreal and temporal. Spirit is God, and man is His image and likeness. Therefore man is not material; he is spiritual.
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