Psalms 23

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: 

PSALM XXIII

    [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.

 

Sunday, April 24 at 1 pm – click for address and map

Church attendees and their family and friends
are invited to an
ICE CREAM SOCIAL
A Greater Church Family Get Together

SUNDAY, APRIL 24
after lunch – around 1:00
(or bring your own lunch earlier if you wish)

 at 5802 Cyrilla Drive, Austin  78759

2016 Map to Cyrilla – ICS

Questions?  Call 512-338-1851

No RSVP required.

Ice Cream Social 2016 Schedule
SPRING – Sunday, April 24 – after lunch
FALL – Sunday, October 23 – after lunch

Mark your calendar!

 

Webcast from The Mary Baker Library – Tues., March 22 – 1-2 pm

The Mary Baker Eddy Library

Tuesday, March 22, 2016, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST (1-2 CST) WEBCAST: “The Education of a Christian Science Military Chaplain” Join The Mary Baker Eddy Library and the Boston University School of Theology for a discussion about Christian Science chaplaincy within the larger context of military ministry.

The event will be broadcast from the campus of the Boston University. Moderated by Jonathon Eder of The Mary Baker Eddy Library, the program will bring together people who educate and train chaplains, who are currently studying to enter military ministry, and who have served in the profession. Panelists include Dr. Shelly Rambo, assistant professor at the Boston University School of Theology; Chaplain (COL) Janet Horton, United States Army (Ret.), one of the first women ever to serve in military ministry, and now Christian Science Endorser for chaplain candidates; Cpt. Matthew Schmidt, who serves a United States Army reserve unit in Newport, RI; and Sarah Sampas and Brian Bort, both preparing to be Christian Science military chaplains and in their final year of the Boston University Master of Divinity.

The event offers online videostream as well as audiocast options. As with all Mary Baker Eddy Library webcasts, questions and comments from listeners and viewers will guide the discussion.

For more information Click Here.
For flyer Click Here

Enjoy replay here of “Cybersecurity from China’s Perspective.” The Library hosted this February 4 panel discussion, moderated Mike Farrell, Passcode Editor for The Christian Science Monitor. Leading cybersecurity and China experts came together for a dynamic discussion about the challenges and promise for improved cyber relationships between the world’s two largest economies.

 

Christian Science activities during SXSW

LECTURE
Third Church of Christ, Scientist, Austin will be sponsoring a Lecture on Saturday, March 19th at 3PM at Esther’s Follies, 525 E. 6th Street.  The lecture entitled Divine Love the answer to Universal health will be given by Jose de Dios Mata.  The St. James Missionary Baptist Choir will perform after the talk.
There will be shuttle service provided from the parking lot of First Church (1309 Guadalupe) over to Esther’s Follies.  We recognize that the parking lot is not necessarily available for parking but, if someone finds parking and gets to the First Church parking lot, we can give them a lift over to the lecture.

For street closures  Click Here

For downtown garages  Click Here

PASSCODE
Passcode of the Christian Science Monitor
will be attending the technical part of the SXSW events again this year.  Here is a copy of the panels and such that they will be part of:  http://schedule.sxsw.com/search?q=passcode&conferences[]=film&conferences[]=interactive&conferences[]=music.  If the link is not working for you just google passcode SXSW 2016 for the information.

READING ROOM OPEN – NO PARKING
The Reading Room at 102 Trinity will be open Monday – Thursday 10 am – 2 pm, and Friday 10 am – 4 pm for walking visitors and customers.  Trinity Street will be closed to traffic from March 11th – March 20th.   The parking lot behind the Reading Room is leased out for SXSW, so is not available to us for parking.

FIRST CHURCH PARKING
The parking lot across from the front of First Church will be blocked off for the entire week.  This is the new headquarters for SXSW and will not be available during our Wednesday evening or Sunday services from March 11 – March 21.

Lecture at Esther’s Follies – 525 E. 6th Street – Saturday, March 19 at 3 pm

Third Church of Christ, Scientist, Austin will be sponsoring a Lecture on Saturday, March 19th at 3PM at Esther’s Follies, 525 E. 6th Street.  The lecture entitled Divine Love: the answer to universal health will be given by Jose de Dios Mata.

The St. James Missionary Baptist Choir will perform after the talk.

There will be shuttle service provided from the parking lot of First Church (1309 Guadalupe) over to Esther’s Follies.  We recognize that the parking lot is not necessarily available for parking but, if someone finds parking and gets to the First Church parking lot, we can give them a lift over to the lecture.

For street closures  Click Here

For downtown garages  Click Here

Special Invitation to come to our Sunday School! – Sunday, February 7

Sunday, February 7 is Bring a Friend to Sunday School!

While friends of our Sunday School students are always welcome to join us any Sunday, our annual Bring A Friend to Sunday School on February 7 will feature specific conversations in the classes about what Christian Science is, free copies of Science & Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy, and complimentary copies of the Christian Science Sentinel will be available after Sunday School.

All students are encouraged to invite a friend to come to Sunday School  on February 7!

Christian Science Churches in Austin, Texas, Welcome You!