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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.
All are invited to a conference call to be held Friday, July 14th
at noon for a discussion on deepening metaphysical prayer.
The call in number is 641-552-9364 and
the access code is 373788#.
Please join us!
“What is needed, then, is to rekindle individually that fundamental spark of spiritual vitality. Then because one is so imbued with infectious delight with what one is discovering of spiritual reality, the spark ignites and the flame of spiritual purpose grows in our daily life. A great desire to share this holy glow with others impels thought and action. This cannot help resulting in a vibrant, dynamic church that is an irresistible attraction to others, because it is alive with the Christ-spirit of sharing and real love.” Increasing spirituality—growing church by Jill Gooding June 1989 issue of The Christian Science Journal.
All (church & non-church members) are invited to join the conference and prepare by reading the above wonderful article with the idea of deepening our metaphysics for the church and Reading Room in mind.
The 2nd Mets Conference Call will be Monday, July 31st at 7 pm
to continue the discussion and consider the revelation, reason and demonstration of spiritual growth.
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Austin, Texas
Reading Room Metaphysical Committee
Calling all alumni and friends! Join us at the Circuit of the Americas to cheer on Principia’s solar car team in a three-day race.
Thursday, July 6–Saturday, July 8
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. daily
The team that completes the most laps wins!
Join the Principia Club of Austin at the track on Saturday, July 8, at 9:00 a.m. for the final day of the race. Look for the Principia sign.
Circuit of the Americas
9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd.
Austin, TX 78617
Can’t make it on one of the race days? Meet up with the team at the track on Wednesday, July 5, as they gear up for the race! The specific time and location will be announced in a future e-mail.
For more detailed information and directions, please visit www.principiaalumni.org/austin.
All are welcome!
Click here to read the June 2017 issue of the monthly Newsletter of First Church of Christ, Scientist in Downtown Austin.
The Reading Room –
A Spiritual Resource Center
NOTICE – THE READING ROOM HAS MOVED.
We have moved to our church building
at 1309 Guadalupe, Austin, TX 78701.
Please come visit us in the church lobby
during the regular Reading Room hours :
10 am -2 pm Monday – Friday, and Sunday 12-1 pm –
3rd Tuesdays of the month 7 – 9pm.
Our Christian Science Reading Room is a place for everyone to pursue study and spiritual inspiration. We offer Bibles, concordances, and reference materials as well as various publications from the Christian Science Publishing Society for purchase or study.
held in our Reading Room on April 20th is:
New Mini-Series- Is hatred inevitable? Does it really have the power in our world that it seems to have? The new JSH-Online mini series “Conquering hate, enthroning peace” aims to answer those questions. Pieces from this series will be featured in the carousel on the JSH-Online homepage. Read the first selection of this series, “Love’s triumph over hate”.
Going somewhere? Take issues of The Christian Science Journal, Sentinel, and Herald with you wherever you go. Various formats of current issues can be downloaded within the first 90 days of their release. You can even download full issue audio for Journal and Sentinel issue
NEW! Want to use your credit card to make a Reading Room item purchase at church on Sunday? Now you can! Our Librarian, Sheri Deibert, can run your card on Paypal.
JSH Online – Tip: Audio of Science and Health – Listen to a continuous reading of the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, and fill your day with the truth of being. Click on the Science and Health continuous audio player found on the bottom of the Concord Express widget or within the Concord Express homepage to start listening today.
To find Concord Express Homepage, go to jsh.christianscience.com for the JSH-Online homepage and click the “More” button next to the search bar.
Listen to entire issues of The Christian Science Journal, the Christian Science Sentinel, and most collections with just the click of a button. Look for the “Listen to the full issue” button inside an issue or collection to start your experience. Turn up the volume and try it out today on this week’s issue of the Christian Science Sentinel.
Turn the homepage of your smartphone or tablet into a JSH-Online hub and gain quick access to your subscription pages of JSH-Online homepage, Concord Express, eBibleLesson Express, The Christian Science Journal Directory, and JSH Audio. To do this, go to the landing page of any of these resources, tap your mobile browser’s share icon (Apple iOS) or menu button (Android OS), and then select “Add to homescreen.” Now you’re only a tap away from your favorite content.
Things to do at the Reading Room:
> Study the lesson in marked books.
> Access online resources and reference books for digging deeper
into the Bible and Mary Baker Eddy’s writings.
> Listen to inspiring music CDs.
> Check on currently available books, booklets, periodicals, audio
and music CDs.
Come experience the uplifting atmosphere at the RR!
Our Reading Room FACEBOOK page has changed!
Look for us at Christian Science Reading Room – Austin.
We share spiritual thoughts, photos, quotes, links to spiritual
websites for Bible study, articles from JSHOnline; The Monitor, etc. Share it with your friends!
Is there a topic that you’ve been thinking about and want to explore? The advanced search feature on JSH-Online puts the power of customization at your fingertips. Search for editorials on peace keeping or testimonies of healing since last year. Click the advanced link on the top right of the search bar and start customizing your search today!
Asher House, Austin has chosen to volunteer at Community First! Village, which is a part of the Mobile Loaves and Fishes organization. We will work in the village on Saturday, June 3 from 9am-12pm. Work may include laying pathways, harvesting the gardens, tending the chicken coop, prepping micro-homes for new neighbors, or beautifying the property.
Participants will get one of our new ASHER IN ACTION t-shirts! 🙂
WHEN: Saturday, June 3rd from 9am – 12pm
WHERE: Community First! Village – 9301 Hog Eye Rd. Austin, 78724
*Specific information about parking, carpooling, etc. will be emailed to volunteers the week before.
RSVP: Space is limited, so please RSVP soon to Jessica Dunlap (Austin Asher House Manager) by May 31. Call/text (707) 287-3645 or email asher.austin@asherstudentfound
In addition, every participant must register here by May 31: https://mlf.secure.force.c
WHAT IS COMMUNITY FIRST! VILLAGE?
Community First! Village is a 27-acre community that provides affordable, permanent housing and a supportive community for homeless in Central Texas. The transformative residential program exists to love and serve our neighbors who have been living on the streets, while also empowering the surrounding community into a lifestyle of service with the homeless. Find out more about Community First! Village at mlf.org/community-first/.We are excited about this project and hope you will join us!
Feel free to invite your families and friends!
Click here to read the May 2017 issue of the monthly Newsletter of First Church of Christ, Scientist in Downtown Austin.