Our Services

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Sunday Service and Sunday School :
10:30 – 11:30 AM
The service on Sunday morning is based on the Bible Lesson from the Christian Science Quarterly that consists of citations from The Bible and from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. This is the same Bible Lesson that is read at all Christian Science services around the world. The Readers in Christian Science churches select hymns and other Scriptural readings.

The service consists of:

Organ prelude
Hymn
Scriptural Reading
Silent Prayer followed by congregation praying aloud The Lord’s Prayer
Hymn
Announcements
Solo
Announcement of Lesson Sermon subject and reading of it’s scriptural Golden Text and Responsive Reading with congregation participation
Lesson Sermon
Music/Collection
Hymn
Closing citations and benediction

Sunday School:
10:30 – 11:30 AM
Sunday School is offered for all children and young adults up to the age of twenty. Instruction is age appropriate teaching the application of lessons learned in the Scriptures. They are also instructed in the simpler meanings of the divine Principle that they are taught. The first lessons include the Ten Commandments, Lords Prayer, and Sermon on the Mount. The older students discuss the Bible Lesson and it’s application to their everyday life. Children too young for Sunday School are cared for in our children’s room.

Wednesday Testimony Meetings :
7:30 – 8:30 PM
Our mid-week meeting is an informal gathering where we sing, pray, and listen to readings on contemporary topics. If you don’t live close by or for some reason can’t be with us in person, please call in! The number is 712.775.7035, then put in the access code 773865. We will call this number about 7:25 on Wednesdays. If for some reason you can’t get on call us on our landline, 616-551-3298.

A major part of our meeting includes time for anyone to share healings and inspiration from their study of Christian Science. We meet in the Christian Science Reading Room. Following the meeting there is always an opportunity for fellowship and visiting. Childcare is available.

Wednesday’s Testimony Meeting includes:

Hymn
Readings from the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures
Silent Prayer followed by congregation praying aloud The Lord’s Prayer
Hymn
Announcements
Congregation sharing – testimonies of Christian Science healing
Hymn

Thanksgiving Day Service :
10:30 – 11:30 AM
This service is a combination of the Sunday and Wednesday services in that it has a Bible Lesson from the Christian Science Quarterly, as well as time for Christian Scientists to share gratitude appropriate for the occasion. Childcare is provided.

Hymn
Reading the Thanksgiving Proclamation of the President of the United States, or the Governor of the state, or both
Reading a Scriptural Selection
Silent Prayer, followed by the audible repetition of the Lord’s Prayer with its spiritual interpretation
Hymn
Reading the Explanatory Note on the first leaf of the Quarterly
Announcing the subject of the Lesson‐Sermon, and reading the Golden Text
Responsive Reading by the First Reader and the congregation
Reading the Lesson-Sermon
Solo
Testimonies by Christian Scientists, appropriate for the occasion
Hymn
Reading the Scientific Statement of Being, and the correlative SCRIPTURE according
to I John 3:1-3
Pronouncing Benediction

No collection is taken at this service.

All services held at:
Christian Science Reading Room
5300 Northland Dr., Suite A
Grand Rapids, MI

Signer available for the deaf and hard of hearing population upon request.

 

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