First Church of Christ, Scientist, La Cañada Flintridge

Wednesday Meeting Readings

No one displaced
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
The Bible
  1. Jer. 30:17, 18

    17For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the Lord; because they called thee an Outcast, saying, This is Zion, whom no man seeketh after.

    18Thus saith the Lord; Behold, I will bring again the captivity of Jacob’s tents, and have mercy on his dwellingplaces; and the city shall be builded upon her own heap, and the palace shall remain after the manner thereof.

  2. Ps. 90:1, 2

    1Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations.

    2Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.

  3. Gen. 21:9-20 (to ;)

    9And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, which she had born unto Abraham, mocking.

    10Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast out this bondwoman and her son: for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, even with Isaac.

    11And the thing was very grievous in Abraham’s sight because of his son.

    12And God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy sight because of the lad, and because of thy bondwoman; in all that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken unto her voice; for in Isaac shall thy seed be called.

    13And also of the son of the bondwoman will I make a nation, because he is thy seed.

    14And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread, and a bottle of water, and gave it unto Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, and the child, and sent her away: and she departed, and wandered in the wilderness of Beer–sheba.

    15And the water was spent in the bottle, and she cast the child under one of the shrubs.

    16And she went, and sat her down over against him a good way off, as it were a bowshot: for she said, Let me not see the death of the child. And she sat over against him, and lift up her voice, and wept.

    17And God heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of God called to Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not; for God hath heard the voice of the lad where he is.

    18Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thine hand; for I will make him a great nation.

    19And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink.

    20And God was with the lad;

  4. II Chron. 6:2

    2But I have built an house of habitation for thee, and a place for thy dwelling for ever.

  5. Ps. 91:1-12

    1He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

    2I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.

    3Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.

    4He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

    5Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;

    6Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.

    7A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.

    8Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.

    9Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;

    10There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.

    11For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.

    12They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.

  6. Ps. 37:8-13

    8Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.

    9For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the Lord, they shall inherit the earth.

    10For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be.

    11But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.

    12The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth.

    13The Lord shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is coming.

  7. Num. 27:1 (to 1st ,), 2-7

    1Then came the daughters of Zelophehad,

    ... 2And they stood before Moses, and before Eleazar the priest, and before the princes and all the congregation, by the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, saying,

    3Our father died in the wilderness, and he was not in the company of them that gathered themselves together against the Lord in the company of Korah; but died in his own sin, and had no sons.

    4Why should the name of our father be done away from among his family, because he hath no son? Give unto us therefore a possession among the brethren of our father.

    5And Moses brought their cause before the Lord.

    6And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,

    7The daughters of Zelophehad speak right: thou shalt surely give them a possession of an inheritance among their father’s brethren; and thou shalt cause the inheritance of their father to pass unto them.

  8. Jer 29:8-14

    8For thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; Let not your prophets and your diviners, that be in the midst of you, deceive you, neither hearken to your dreams which ye cause to be dreamed.

    9For they prophesy falsely unto you in my name: I have not sent them, saith the Lord.

    10For thus saith the Lord, That after seventy years be accomplished at Babylon I will visit you, and perform my good word toward you, in causing you to return to this place.

    11For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

    12Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.

    13And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.

    14And I will be found of you, saith the Lord: and I will turn away your captivity, and I will gather you from all the nations, and from all the places whither I have driven you, saith the Lord; and I will bring you again into the place whence I caused you to be carried away captive.

  9. Matt. 14:15, 16

    15And when it was evening, his disciples came to him, saying, This is a desert place, and the time is now past; send the multitude away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves victuals.

    16But Jesus said unto them, They need not depart; give ye them to eat.

  10. Ps. 23:1-6

    1The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

    2He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

    3He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

    4Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

    5Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

    6Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

  11. Ps. 46:1-11

    1God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

    2Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;

    3Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.

    4There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High.

    5God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.

    6The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted.

    7The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.

    8Come, behold the works of the Lord, what desolations he hath made in the earth.

    9He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; he burneth the chariot in the fire.

    10Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

    11The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.

  12. Luke 12:27-32

    27Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

    28If then God so clothe the grass, which is to-day in the field, and to-morrow is cast into the oven; how much more will he clothe you, O ye of little faith?

    29And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind.

    30For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things.

    31But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you.

    32Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures
by Mary Baker Eddy

  1. SH. 570:14-18

        Millions of unprejudiced minds — simple seekers for 15Truth, weary wanderers, athirst in the desert — are wait-Receptive heartsing and watching for rest and drink. Give them a cup of cold water in Christ’s name, 18and never fear the consequences.

  2. SH. 254:31

    Pilgrim on earth, thy home is heaven; stranger, thou art the guest of God.

  3. SH. 444:10

    Step by step will those who trust Him find that “God is our refuge 12and strength, a very present help in trouble.”

  4. SH 135:17

    There is to-day danger of repeating 18the offence of the Jews by limiting the Holy One of Israel and asking: “Can God furnish a table in the wilderness?” What cannot God do?

  5. SH. 58:21

    Home is the dearest spot on earth, and it should be the centre, though not the bound-ary, of the affections.

  6. SH 510:2

    How much more should we seek to apprehend the spirit -3Spiritual ideas apprehendedual ideas of God, than to dwell on the objects of sense! To discern the rhythm of Spirit and to be holy, thought must be purely spiritual.

  7. SH. 78:28

        Spirit blesses man, but man cannot “tell whence it cometh.” By it the sick are healed, the sorrowing are 30comforted, and the sinning are reformed. These are the effects of one universal God, the invisible good dwelling in eternal Science.

  8. SH. 232:32

        There is neither place nor opportunity in Science for error 233 233:1of any sort. Every day makes its demands upon us for higher proofs rather than professions of Christian power. 3Profession and proofThese proofs consist solely in the destruction of sin, sickness, and death by the power of Spirit, as Jesus destroyed them. This is an element of 6progress, and progress is the law of God, whose law de-mands of us only what we can certainly fulfil.

  9. SH. 311:8-19

    Is man lost spiritually? No, 9Sin only of the fleshhe can only lose a sense material. All sin is of the flesh. It cannot be spiritual. Sin exists here or hereafter only so long as the illusion of mind in 12matter remains. It is a sense of sin, and not a sinful soul, which is lost. Evil is destroyed by the sense of good.

        Through false estimates of soul as dwelling in sense 15and of mind as dwelling in matter, belief strays into a Soul impeccablesense of temporary loss or absence of soul, spir-itual truth. This state of error is the mortal 18dream of life and substance as existent in matter, and is directly opposite to the immortal reality of being.

  10. SH. 503:28

        God, Spirit, dwelling in infinite light and harmony 504 504:1from which emanates the true idea, is never reflected by aught but the good.

  11. SH. 514:6-7

    Mind, joyous in strength, dwells in the realm of Mind.

  12. SH. 282:14-18, 20-22

        A straight line finds no abiding-place in a curve, and a 15curve finds no adjustment to a straight line. Similarly, Opposite symbolsmatter has no place in Spirit, and Spirit has no place in matter. Truth has no home in 18error, and error has no foothold in Truth. ... At no point can these opposites 21mingle or unite. Even though they seem to touch, one is still a curve and the other a straight line.

  13. SH. 367:17-21

        A Christian Scientist occupies the place at this period 18of which Jesus spoke to his disciples, when he said: “Ye The salt of the earthare the salt of the earth.” “Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill can -21not be hid.”

  14. SH. 507:3

    Spirit duly feeds and clothes every object, as it appears in the line of spiritual creation, thus tenderly expressing the father-6hood and motherhood of God. Spirit names and blesses all. Without natures particularly defined, objects and subjects would be obscure, and creation would be full of 9nameless offspring, — wanderers from the parent Mind, strangers in a tangled wilderness.

  15. SH. 469:21

    We bury the sense of infinitude, when we admit that, although God is infinite, evil has a place in this infinity, for evil can have no place, where all 24space is filled with God.

  16. SH. 480:1-5

    480:1When the substance of Spirit appears in Christian Sci-ence, the nothingness of matter is recognized. Where 3the spirit of God is, and there is no place where God is not, evil becomes nothing, — the opposite of the some-thing of Spirit.

  17. SH. 565:29-9

    Revelation xii. 6. And the woman fled into the wilder-30ness, where she hath a place prepared of God.


    566:1    As the children of Israel were guided triumphantly through the Red Sea, the dark ebbing and flowing tides 3Spiritual guidanceof human fear, — as they were led through the wilderness, walking wearily through the great desert of human hopes, and anticipating the promised 6joy, — so shall the spiritual idea guide all right desires in their passage from sense to Soul, from a material sense of existence to the spiritual, up to the glory prepared for 9them who love God.

From the Christian Science Hymnal
Hymn 81: “God is with me”
Hymn 76: “God is known in lovingkindness”
Hymn 42: “Come thou all transforming Spirit”