The Holy Bible
A Psalm of David.
1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
4 Yea, 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.
5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
In Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, pages 577- 578,
Mary Baker Eddy wrote:
In the following Psalm one word shows, though faintly, the light which Christian Science throws on the Scriptures by substituting for the corporeal sense, the incorporeal or spiritual sense of Deity:
[DIVINE LOVE] is my shepherd; I shall not want.
[LOVE] maketh me to lie down in green pastures: [LOVE] leadeth me beside the still waters.
[LOVE] restoreth my soul [spiritual sense]: [LOVE] leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for [LOVE] is with me; [LOVE’S] rod and [LOVE’S] staff they comfort me.
[LOVE] prepareth a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: [LOVE] anointeth my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house [the consciousness] of [LOVE] for ever.
Come join us at our Wednesday Testimony Meeting
on Christmas Eve!
Noon and 7:30 PM
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Austin (Downtown)
1309 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78701
Third Church of Christ, Scientist (Bee Cave)
3575 Hwy 620 S 78738
The Principia Club of Austin invites you, your family, and friends to our annual Christmas Sing as we jingle and mingle in celebration of the season.
Sunday, December 21, 2014
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Reading Room
102 Trinity Street
Austin, TX 78701
Snacks and drinks will be provided.
Please bring cookies to share, if you would like.
All are welcome!
Due to limited parking, please park at First Church,
and carpool to the Reading Room.
Visit our website:
Click here to read the December issue of the monthly Newsletter of
First Church of Christ, Scientist in downtown Austin.
This Christmas season, the Sunday School at First Church, Austin, will again have the opportunity to exemplify “the self-forgetful heart that overflows; the veiled form stealing on an errand of mercy, out of a side door.” (Miscellaneous Writings, p. 250). We will be sponsoring families from SafePlace this season, to ensure needs are met and Christly love is felt. SafePlace is an organization providing safety for families affected by domestic violence and abuse.
Our Sunday School classes will be studying the idea of spiritual giving this season to coincide with the project.
Starting Thanksgiving Day, angels will be strung from a garland in the hallway at First Church. Each angel will contain information to help you shop for individuals living in SafePlace transitional housing or whom they serve through its counseling program.
Come to our Thanksgiving Service, or any church service thereafter but before December 14, to select your angel:
- Select an angel(s) and untie it from the garland.
- Look for the angel number(s) on the posted checklist, and print your name next to that number.
- Shop for that person (suggested spend is $25-$50 per angel).
- Bring your unwrapped gift, with the angel taped to it, to the Sunday School for storage.
- Come to our gift wrapping party on Dec. 14 after church services to help wrap presents.
Join us in sharing the joy of giving!
Doors open at 7 PM
- At the Christian Science Reading Room – 102 Trinity, Austin 78701 (across from the convention center) 512-472-8109.
- Anyone can join in at any point – just be ready to discuss pages 237-256 in Miscellaneous Writings by Mary Baker Eddy.