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Sat., June 3, 9am – noon at Community First! Village – 9301 Hog Eye Rd. Austin, 78724

 
You are invited to join Asher House, Austin for a day of service in our local community! 
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“Asher in Action” is a new community service initiative at Asher Houses around the country. Asher students, House Managers, Local Advisory Council members, alumni, friends and family are invited to participate in a local community service project that supports the idea of “home.”

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! 🙂

WHENSaturday, 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@asherstudentfoundation.org. You may also RSVP at this link: www.asherinaction_atx.eventbrite.com.


In addition, every participant must register here by May 31https://mlf.secure.force.com/volunteers/GW_Volunteers__VolunteersJobListingFS?jobId=a0di000000CjBo3&nMonthstoShow=12.

Children and welcome! However, volunteers under 18 must have their parent/guardian sign up for them and must be accompanied by a parent/guardian while serving at the village.

 
A donation of $10 per person is requested for each volunteer.

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!

First Church Reading Room, 102 Trinity – downtown across from the convention center

WELCOME TO
The Reading Room –
A Spiritual Resource Center

102 Trinity 78701 – 512-472-8109

Monday – Friday 10 am – 2 pm
2nd Tuesdays 7 – 9 pm
In the church lobby on Sundays 12:00 – 1:00 pm

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.

The link for the Writers Workshop webinar
held in
our Reading Room on April 20th is:

2017 Writing+Guidelines
2017 Writing Quotes

The 2017 ANNUAL MEETING of THE MOTHER CHURCH will be SHOWN LIVE IN THE SUNDAY SCHOOL OF OUR CHURCH
this year, on  Monday, June 5, Noon – 1:30 CDT.

If you cannot go to Boston, we’d love to have you join us at our church (1309 Guadalupe, 78701) for the live webcast.
You may bring your lunch to this noon-hour event.

Preparation for Annual Meeting:

The Record of Truth for April is now available for listening. Prepare for this year’s Annual Meeting as you hear the Christian Science Board of Directors share thoughts on the meeting’s theme, “Let us feel the divine energy of Spirit, bringing us into newness of life . . . ” (Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 249).

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 JournalSentinel, 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 issues. Click the “Download Options” button inside the table of contents of an issue to select the perfect issue format for your trip.

News about our Bound Volumes – First Church Sunday School is providing a temporary home for our bound volumes of periodicals while in the church.  The Journals and Sentinels are in bookcases readily accessible in the classroom where you can sit and read during regular church hours.   Lots of gratitude to the volunteers that made this possible!

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.

What a loving gesture it would be to give a gift of healing messages of truth found in books, audio and music CDs available at the Reading Room.   Come by and find that perfect gift for a loved one.

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There are lovely music CDs at the Reading Room that will have your heart singing!

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Children love stories!  
Bible stories are wonderful for reading to little ones and for rr-booksyoung ones to read and learn about people who listened to God.
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Check out the great research books
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New on JSHOnline – Free access in the Reading Room
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.
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Instant access to JSH-Online on your phone or tablet:
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.
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Things to do at the Reading Room:
> Enjoy a lively discussion about Christian Science and healing.

> 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!

If you missed watching The Annual Meeting of The Mother Church or the related weekend events, you’ll be happy to know that the replay of the video webcast of Annual Meeting and the audio and video webcasts of the events are now available.

 

May 20 – 26: A spiritual response to terrorism

Listen anytime, anywhere!
Just call 512-703-8010.

Christian Science Sentinel Radio   (Press 2)
Recorded accounts of inspiring healings and spiritual growth.
Changes every Friday evening.

The Weekly Bible Lesson   (Press 3)
May 22 – 28:  Ancient and Modern Necromancy,
alias Mesmerism and Hypnotism, Denounced
An exploration of topics that provide comfort,
support and inspiration.
Changes every Monday morning.

 

Hear First Church, Austin Sunday Service and Wednesday noon meeting + Wednesday citations

1-512-225-3443

is the number to call to hear the
11 AM Sunday Service and
Wednesday Noon Meeting (Central Time)
at First Church of Christ, Scientist, Austin, Texas.

Sunday Church Service at 11:00 AM
Each week a unique subject is explored through readings from the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, the discoverer and founder of Christian Science.

Wednesday Testimony Meeting at 12:00 – 12:50 PM
The Wednesday Testimony Meeting consists of prayer, the singing of hymns and readings from the Bible and Science and Health, followed with an opportunity for all to share gratitude for Christian Science healing.

WEDNESDAY READINGS
Click for PDF files of recent readings given
at First Church, Austin, Texas.

May 2017
5-3-17 – Patience in Tribulation
5-10-17 – Trusting Heart
5-17-17 – Now Mine Eye Seeth Thee

April 2017
4-5-17 – Messiah
4-12-17 – Spirit of Brotherly Love
4-19-17 – The Call to Christian Healing
4-26-17 – Scientific Forgiveness

March 2017
3-22-17 – Progress
3-29-17 – Risen Christ

 

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.