Sunday morning in the park

This Sunday morning (August 7th) we will be growing our spiritual understanding in Johnson park*. Join us at 10:35 am there or on the phone. Hope to see you then.

From Paul’s letter to the Corinthians:

And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power
* Johnson park is across from the Green St. T station, we can generally be found across the path from the fountain, in the grass under the trees, usually on blankets.
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Sunday Service

Get ready for an amazing service tomorrow! As always, where we are gathered together, God is there in our midst. 🙂

As a head’s up for tomorrow morning, the community room is currently without heat (as of Saturday afternoon, anyway) so sure to dress appropriately. We will have a space heater, but it is probably worth bringing an extra blanket or jacket. See you there!

@ Eastern Bank Community Room. 687 Centre St, Jamaica Plain (map). 10:35-11:35 AM, EST, on Sunday and 7:35-8:35 PM, EST, on Wednesday.
-Or by phone (605) 475-4000, code: 636128#

 

Preparation for Truth

Hi lovely people! Here is a Psalm to get us ready for church tomorrow morning:

Psalm 100, from the Tanakh (Jewish Publication Society):

Raise a shout to the Lord, all the earth;

worship the Lord in gladness;

come into His presence with shouts of joy.

Acknowledge that the Lord is God;

He made us and we are His,

His people, the flock He tends.

Enter His gates with praise,

His courts with acclamation.

Praise Him!

Bless His name!

For the Lord is good;

His steadfast love is eternal;

His faithfulness is for all generations.

 

Please join us tomorrow:

@ Eastern Bank Community Room. 687 Centre St, Jamaica Plain (map). 10:35-11:35 AM, EST, on Sunday and 7:35-8:35 PM, EST, on Wednesday.
-Or by phone (605) 475-4000, code: 636128#

Who do we believe?

Here are a couple of Bible passages found in this week’s amazing Christian Science Bible Lesson. For me they illustrate the need to challenge the premise of what kind of knowledge is presented to us continuously. Who do we believe? Advertisements, television, human history? Nope! We believe God and the power of Christ, God’s perfect idea, coming to heal and uplift humanity.

Genesis 3:1–6,

Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.

Revelation 12:7–10 (to 🙂

And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ:

Please join us tomorrow morning for more Scripture and writings from the founder of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy, in person or on the phone!

@ Eastern Bank Community Room. 687 Centre St, Jamaica Plain (map). 10:35-11:35 AM, EST, on Sunday and 7:35-8:35 PM, EST, on Wednesday.
-Or by phone (605) 475-4000, code: 636128#

God answers from the whirlwind

In preparation for this Sunday’s church service, I thought it would be fun (and hopefully inspirational!) to share my Scriptural Selection for the week, thinking of the message of the Lesson-Sermon as part of the response. Want to learn more? Join us! Information about place and time, as well as the phone number to call in, is at the bottom of the post.

From Job’s speeches in the New Living Translation:

Then Job spoke

“Is not all human life a struggle?
    Our lives are like that of a hired hand,
 like a worker who longs for the shade,
    like a servant waiting to be paid.
I, too, have been assigned months of futility,
    long and weary nights of misery.

 Lying in bed, I think, ‘When will it be morning?’
    But the night drags on, and I toss till dawn.
5My body is covered with maggots and scabs.
    My skin breaks open, oozing with pus.

“My days fly faster than a weaver’s shuttle.

    They end without hope.

I cannot keep from speaking.
    I must express my anguish.
    My bitter soul must complain.

my friends laugh at me,
    for I call on God and expect an answer.
I am a just and blameless man,
    yet they laugh at me.
 People who are at ease mock those in trouble.
    They give a push to people who are stumbling.
But robbers are left in peace,
    and those who provoke God live in safety—
    though God keeps them in his power.

“How frail is humanity!
    How short is life, how full of trouble!
We blossom like a flower and then wither.
    Like a passing shadow, we quickly disappear.”

Then the Lord answered Job from the whirlwind

@ Eastern Bank Community Room. 687 Centre St, Jamaica Plain (map). 10:35-11:35 AM, EST, on Sunday and 7:35-8:35 PM, EST, on Wednesday.
-Or by phone (605) 475-4000, code: 636128#

Join us for worship

Please join us tomorrow morning for a wonderful worship service at the Community Room of Eastern Bank!

@ Eastern Bank Community Room. 687 Centre St, Jamaica Plain (map). 10:35-11:35 AM, EST, on Sunday and 7:35-8:35 PM, EST, on Wednesday.
-Or by phone (605) 475-4000, code: 636128#

Spiritual Substance

From the New King James Version of the Bible, Psalm 139:13-18:

For You formed my inward parts;
You covered me in my mother’s womb.
I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;[b]
Marvelous are Your works,
And that my soul knows very well.
My frame was not hidden from You,
When I was made in secret,
And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.
And in Your book they all were written,
The days fashioned for me,
When as yet there were none of them.

How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God!
How great is the sum of them!
If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand;
When I awake, I am still with You.

We hope you’ll join us for an inspiring church service all about spiritual substance!

When: 10:35-11:35 AM, EST, on Sunday.

Where: 687 Centre St, Jamaica Plain (map). Or by phone (605) 475-4000, code: 636128#

“Every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters”

For our third hymn we will be singing Water hymn by Vaughan & Glass, the words can be found at the bottom of this post.

This week the lesson we have been studying, which we will read in our Sunday service is on the subject “Life” and has a focus on God’s sustaining power. One passage from our Leader Mary Baker Eddy included in the lesson reads:

Millions of unprejudiced minds — simple seekers for Truth, weary wanderers, athirst in the desert — are waiting and watching for rest and drink. Give them a cup of cold water in Christ’s name, and never fear the consequences. … Those ready for the blessing you impart will give thanks. 

(Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with key to the Scriptures, pg 570)

How are you giving this cup of cold water to receptive hearts today?

Water Hymn [Vaughan & Glass]

Like trees who never plead for water,
here to stand with branches opened wide,
we receive the Father’s rain of blessings.
When we trust, He will provide. When we trust, He will provide.
Like the fish living under water,
who can’t trip or tumble or fall down,
we live in our elements of Spirit.
Our support is all around. Our support is all around.
Like the birds high above the water,
soaring miles upon miles straight ahead,
We are free to soar beyond distractions.
God is here. We will be led. God is here. We will be led.
God is Lord of land and sky and water
He made all and called his work well done.
We are His, Love’s innocent reflection.
And we shine just like the sun. And we shine just like the sun.

We hope you’ll join us by the waters Sunday July 19th at 10:35 am. We will be meeting in Johnson Square park (across from the Green St. stop on the orange line) near the fountain. Or on the phone at (605) 475-4000, code: 636128#

Church is in the Park!

Hello all! This week we are meeting in Johnson Park across from Green St station in JP. Look for the group of smiling people on blankets with a sign (or “signs following”). 🙂 Be sure to wear warm clothing and bring extra blankets if you want them. Our healing service will take place at the same time, 10:35am, and as spring arrives we will celebrate together spiritual, eternal life.

[usually located at] @ Eastern Bank Community Room. 687 Centre St, Jamaica Plain (map). 10:35-11:35 AM, EST, on Sunday and 7:35-8:35 PM, EST, on Wednesday.
-Or by phone (605) 475-4000, code: 636128#

Come as you are

Nothing fancy about this post: just a lil reminder that we’re at the bank tonight for our testimony meeting.

[687 Centre St, Jamaica Plain]  <–click for Google map

Come as you are… like this guy did.  <–click to read article

You are loved.  <–it’s true.

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