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Saturday, March 07, 2015

Readings

Citations for Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Topic:  Fear

The Bible

1) I Kings 17:  1 – 15
2) I Chronicles 28:  2 – 3 (to second comma), 6 – 7, 10, 20
3) II Chronicles 20:  17
4) Psalms 23:  4
5) Psalms 46:  1
6) Psalms 118:  1, 6
7) Isaiah 41:  10, 13
8) Isaiah 44: 8
9) Jeremiah 23:  4
10) Matthew 1:  18 – 20
11) Luke 1:  26 – 31
12) Luke 2:  8 – 11
13) Matthew 14:  22 – 31 (to second comma)
14) Matthew 28:  1 – 8
15) Mark 5:  25 – 34
16) Luke 8:  49 (there) – 55 (to colon)
17) Luke 12:  32
18) II Timothy 1:  7
19) I John 4:  16, 18 (to colon)

Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures
1) 13:  5 – 24
2) 68:  2 – 4
3) 125:  12 – 16
4) 154:  3 – 8
5) 168:  24 – 29
6) 169:  10 – 14
7) 180:  13 – 16, 21 – 24
8) 188:  22 – 27
9) 196:  25 – 30
10) 197:  16 (only)
11) 198:  3 – 8
12) 208:  25 – 4
13) 214:  19 – 21
14) 230:  22 – 26
15) 231:  20 – 25
16) 260:  19 – 22
17) 352:  12 – 30
18) 368:  24 – 32
19) 371:  11 – 14
20) 373:  14 – 18
21) 376:  17 – 27
22) 377: 26 – 31
23) 380:  15 (only), 19 – 21
24) 391:  32 – 2, 5 – 8
25) 400:  1 – 4
26) 411:  20 – 22
27) 445:  19 – 21
28) 493:  17 – 27
29) 578:  10 - 12

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

A prayerful approach to redemption and forgiveness

Mark McCurties, a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship, will speak on this topic on March 28 and 29 in Richmond, Virginia.  MAKING MEANINGFUL CHANGE will be his focus at 3 p.m. both days, with the first event happening at 3431 West Cay Street, the Christian Science Reading Room.  The second day's talk will occur at 8791 River Road, Second Church of Christ, Scientist.

Check out www.ricchristianscience.com for more information about Mr. McCurties and his talk. Post any questions you might have here, and we will respond as soon as possible.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Our Reading Room

A Christian Science Reading Room is totally unique in today's world. Where else can you sit and read the Christian Science Monitor, any of the Christian Science periodicals (the latest issues!), the weekly Lesson, or just sit and chill, all in the midst of a busy commercial area? That's where our church has located our Reading Room, at 3431 W. Cary Street, in Richmond, Virginia. We're open from 11-3 on weekdays (except Monday) and from 10-4 on Saturdays. Anyone working in the Reading Room is more than happy to answer any questions you may have about Christian Science, recommend books, etc., and provide a friendly face.

Our Reading Room is our gift to the community. Visit us and check out what's happening!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Quarterly Business Meeting

Members are reminded that they will meet on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at 7 p.m. to conduct our quarterly business meeting. Three new AC members and a president will be elected.

Friday, February 07, 2014

No Fallen Women!

I was hurrying to get to my appointed post as a church usher, when I found myself face first on the church steps. I was aware of a crunching sound in my head and neck, then nothing. When I came around, I heard a church member stating loudly and clearly "there are no accidents in God's kingdom!" I could hear the Scientific Statement of Being being spoken aloud, which I joined in audibly as soon as I caught my breath, and that someone else had removed my purse and other objects I'd been carrying. Although the pain was intense, I felt it important to get to my feet right then, so with help, I did.

Proceeding into the church with help, I mentally refuted that I'd ever fallen. Nothing had happened to me, God's child, and I could claim my freedom from this imposition right there and then. Heading for the restroom, I cleaned off my face, where a very visible and large bump was swelling on my forehead. I pulled my hair over the bump so it wasn't visible and proceeded to church.

The Bible Lesson that week was filled with wonderfully healing messages and boy, were they effective! By the time church was over, the swelling was gone, and I went out to lunch with my family and then did some shopping. Every effort of mortal mind to try to claim that my body hurt and was painful, I flipped into the spiritually positive.I couldn't be hurt, because I never had fallen. Since nothing had happened, there could be no aftereffects. After all, God always had been in control, and that control wasn't going to slip or fall away.

I continued with these healing messages and was able to do everything I always did throughout the week. My face developed a black eye, which I thought was pretty funny, and even though it was quite colorful, it didn't bother me. Makeup covered it to the point most people didn't notice it. I figured it was mortal mind's last gasp, and if that was the best it could do, I wasn't impressed. It disappeared completely.

I am very grateful for the immediate, and effective, metaphysical support of those church members who rushed to my aid, to my husband for his quick and emphatic refutation of the material picture, and to God for her healing and loving presence which never leaves us for one millisecond.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

"Thinking for the Ages"


“Thinking for the Ages”
This article, which  appeared  in the Christian Science Sentinel in Oct. 21, was written by Aimee Hermanson.   It was very helpful to me in understanding  what Jesus meant when he told his disciples in the Sermon on the Mount, “Ye are the salt of the earth:  but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted?  It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and be trodden under foot of men”.
“It‘s important to make sure that there is nothing routine or stale about our prayers, “ the writer points out.  We must never let our prayers be formulas or routine repetitions, without inspiration and listening for what God is telling us when we pray. She also points out that, “…salt without flavor ceases to be salt. It becomes rock: cold, hard, ineffective.”
Jesus denounced the Pharisees because of their blind dedication to the letter of the law, even to the exclusion of demonstrating compassion. “ They were the guardians of the stale, hardened status quo.  The consequence of such thinking, Jesus warned, is that  it is cast out and trodden down into muddied world thinking.”
Even though salt seems to be a very small item in face of the world to be healed, think of its effect on your meal. What Jesus seems to be telling us is that each individual’s work has great value and purpose in changing the world.  And if you were missing, it would be greatly noticed!
  

Sunday, September 29, 2013

The serpent can't win!

Recently, I had to get a replacement title for a car. Went to the department of motor vehicles, and was told there was a lien on the title, so they couldn't give me a new one. Knowing that there never had been, and was not now, a lien on the car, I called the dealership where I bought it, hoping they could tell me what was going on.

After waiting over an hour, I still hadn't heard back from my message left with the Toyota dealer (Priority), so I asked the clerk at DMV if she could tell me who held the alleged lien. It was Toyota Financing. After a frustrating, and long, game of automated phone "help," I decided I needed to tackle this situation with prayer. I reviewed, mentally, all the situations in the Bible where God came through no matter how dire or longstanding the problem. Remember the woman the infirmity of 38 years? The thought came to me to call the fraud division of Toyota Financing.

 At the fraud division number, a kind woman answered the line, not an automated service, and from that point on, progress was made in getting the title cleared up, and ultimately, a replacement title in my hands.

The dealer never did call me back, and I realized I only needed clearer thinking and the assertion of God's supremacy and control to fix this irksome situation.  I am so glad I was able to listen to God, and not the automated phone service that ran around in circles.