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.

 

2016 Upcoming Events

Christian Science LectureSunday, October 16 at 3 pm, First Church, New Braunfels is hosting a free Christian Science lecture entitled “Conflict Resolution, a Spiritual Approach” by John Tyler, C.S.B. at the Courtyard by Marriott New Braunfels River Village.

Christian Science Lecture: Saturday, October 29 at 3 pm, First Church, Austin is hosting a free Christian Science lecture entitled “Making Meaningful Change – How God’s love can change your life and the world” by Mark McCurties, C.S. at the Carver Branch of the Austin Public Library.

Christian Science Youth Talk: Sunday, October 30 at 1 pm (pizza at 12:30) at Asher House, Austin – 2811 Hemphill Park 78705.
For High School or college students or 20 somethings.  This free talk is geared specifically for young people – “Making Meaningful Change – How God’s love can change your life and the world” by Mark McCurties, C.S

Christian Science lecture: Sunday, November 6 at 3:00 pm.  Chet Manchester will speak on “Aha Moments That Heal”  at the Georgetown Public Library – 402 W. 8th Street in downtown Georgetown. Sponsored by the Christian Science Societies in Georgetown and Lago Vista.

State Committee on Institutional Work in Texas Annual Meeting: Saturday, October 29 at 1 pm at First Church, North Richland Hills, Texas.

The Leaves’ Annual Meeting and 50th Anniversary:
Saturday, October 1, at 10:30 am at the Christian Science nursing facility located in Richardson, Texas, just north of Dallas:
1230 West Spring Valley Road
Richardson, Texas 75080-7709
The guest speaker is Christine Irby Williams.
Enjoy a picnic lunch and live music.   All are welcome.

DiscoveryBound National Leadership Council (NLC):  A 4-year servant leadership program. May apply summer/fall of 8th grade year.  Application opens Aug. 10 and closes Oct. 10.
http://www.discoverybound.org/programs/national-leadership-council/

Thanksgiving ServicesThursday, November 24 at all Christian Science churches.
Held at 11:00 am at First Church, Austin – 1309 Guadalupe  78701.

September-October 2016 Upcoming Events

Christian Science Lecture: First Church, New Braunfels is hosting a Christian Science lecture entitled “Conflict Resolution, a Spiritual Approach” by John Tyler, C.S.B. to be given at 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 16 at the Courtyard by Marriott New Braunfels River Village.

The Spiritual Dimension of Care Seminar:  On Saturday, September 24 the Houston Visiting Christian Science Nurse Service is hosting an all-day event (10 am – 5 pm) at 4th Church, Houston, 4910 Montrose Blvd, Houston TX 77006.  If you would like to know more about this vital role in the Christian Science movement or would like to take steps towards becoming a Christian Science nurse, then this is the meeting for you!  The seminar is entitled, “The Spiritual Dimension of Care.”  It will be run by three current and former Christian Science nurses and will include a talk on the history of Christian Science nursing.  More information will be posted on www.christianscienceheals.com.

North Texas Giving Day: Mark your calendars for September 22.  The Leaves is participating in North Texas Giving Day and all donations will be matched by a generous donor!  Visit www.theleaves.org for more details.  This is an important day to give to The Leaves.  On September 22 please go to www.NorthTexasGivingDay.org  and type in “The Leaves” to support our mission of providing skilled Christian Science nursing care.  Make your donation any time from 6 am to midnight.  Your gift will help us receive the extra funds we need and every gift is matched by a generous donor!

The Leaves’ Annual Meeting and 50th Anniversary:  October 1st, at 10:30am with guest speaker Christine Irby Williams.  Enjoy a picnic lunch and live music.  All are welcome.

DiscoveryBound National Leadership Council (NLC):  A 4-year servant leadership program. May apply summer/fall of 8th grade year.  Application opens Aug. 10th and closes Oct. 10th.
http://www.discoverybound.org/programs/national-leadership-council/

Christian Science Churches in Austin, Texas, Welcome You!