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

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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.

November 2017
11-1-17 – Land of Peace
11-8-17 – Recapitulation
11-15-17 – Redemption

October 2017
10-4-17 – The feel of the Rock of Ages
10-11-17 – The work of children
10-18-17 – Call to Rise
10-25-17 – One Heart Soul and Mind


September 2017

9-6-17 – Works of Faith
9-13-17 – Healing Work
9-20-17 – Path of Purity
9-27-17 – Woman’s Hour

August 2017
8-2-17 – Ego
8-9-17 – Daystar
8-16-17 – One Word
8-23-17 – Modern Prophets
8-30-17 – Authority

July 2017
7-5-17 – Emancipation
7-12-17 – Power of Ministry
7-19-17 – God at Hand
7-26-17 – Trial Law

June 2017
6-7-17 – Manifest Freedom
6-14-17 – Masters Sermon
6-21-17 – Higher Ways
6-28-17 – Divine Precepts

May 2017
5-3-17 – Patience in Tribulation
5-10-17 – Trusting Heart
5-17-17 – Now Mine Eye Seeth Thee
5-24-17 – Father and Son
5-31-17 – Light of Life

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

 

First Church Reading Room, Temporarily in our church, 1309 Guadalupe 78701

WELCOME TO
The Reading Room –
A Spiritual Resource Center
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WE HAVE MOVED!
Temporarily to our Church at
1309 Guadalupe 78701 – 512-472-8109

Our hours are:

Monday – Friday 10 am – 2 pm
2nd Wednesday of the month – 6 – 7 pm

Sunday 12:00 – 12:30 pm

COME VISIT US IN OUR NEW HOME!

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.

 

 

 

SALES

Credit Card Use
You can use your credit card to make a Reading Room purchase.  Our Librarian can run your card on Paypal.

STUDY

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.

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REFERENCE AREA

Located in the Board Room

 

 

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REPLAYS available – The Mother Church Annual Meeting
and these wonderful sessions as well:

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.

Ideas for purchase

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.

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

Children love stories!   Bible stories are wonderful for reading to little ones and for young ones to read and learn about people who listened to God.

There are also lovely music CDs that will have them singing!
Find these and more at the Reading Room.

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.

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.

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!

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 Reading Room!

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!

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.

 

“Raise the Roof” iACT Hands on Housing – paint a house for a community member in need!

Join us as we paint Henry Acosta’s house as part of the iACT (Interfaith Action of Central Texas) Hands on Housing program. All are welcome! (Children 16 and under are not encouraged to attend). We will be working with the Olivet Baptist Church and the Shepherd of the Hills Christian Church.

Alex Carter, a Sunday School student at First Church Austin, is organizing this event for his National Leadership Council (NLC) capstone project. This event is also co-organized by Asher House, Austin and is part of the “Asher in Action” volunteer initiative.

Food and supplies will be provided.

WHEN: Saturday, October 28, 2017 — begins at 9:00am (can arrive/depart anytime between 9am and 4pm).

WHERE: 2011 Holly Street, Austin TX 78702

RSVP: Register at handsonhousing-oct28.eventbrite.com.

Also, please fill out THIS WAIVER.
(If you cannot fill it out online, there will be paper copies if necessary)

MORE INFO:

Henry Acosta is a man who has been interviewed by the Hands on Housing program and deemed worthy of needing the Interfaith Council’s help. He has 4 children, 8 grandkids, and a dog named Mini. He’s a handyman, but hasn’t been physically able to do his own painting in recent years.
As a group of three churches, we have been paired to paint the house, which has recently been re-sided by other volunteers. We anticipate the work will go from 9am-4pm, so people can arrive and depart anytime during that window. The other churches are planning on 15 volunteers each, so there should be a large group of us who can get to know each other as we work. Alex Carter and the head of the Baptist church group will be power washing the house 72 hours in advance so that it can dry and be free of dirt for when we paint. We will use the Baptists’ truck to bring the ladders, paint, rollers, brushes, drop clothes, rags, tape, etc. Everything should be there ready for us to start at 9.

“iACT’s Hands on Housing utilizes volunteers and skilled professionals to repair the homes of senior citizens and disabled individuals who are living in deep poverty. Our goal is to keep our homeowners safe and help them remain in the homes and neighborhoods they love. We believe that repairing homes restores hope to those who need it most and changes the hearts of those who do the work. Hands on Housing is a transformational expression of compassion in action.”

Christian Science Churches in Austin, Texas, Welcome You!