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.

 

Disaster Relief Fund – Committee on Publication Manager’s Office Message

The Mother Church and the Committee on Publication Manager’s Office are so grateful for the outpouring of unified prayer and support we have been seeing for those impacted by the hurricane in Texas and Louisiana in the U.S. Because we have been receiving inquiries about donation opportunities, we thought it would be helpful to provide information about how one can donate.
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If one would like to make a donation to financially support branch churches or societies in need as a result of this storm, donations can be made to The Mother Church’s fund to aid emergency relief for branch churches and societies. Donations should be made by check written to “The First Church of Christ, Scientist” with “Disaster Relief Fund” noted the memo line and mailed to:
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The First Church of Christ, Scientist
Treasurer – PO Box 239103
Boston, MA USA 02123-9103
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If one would like to make a donation to financially support individual Christian Scientists in need as a result of this storm, the Principle Foundation has a Disaster Relief Fund, which responds to natural disasters in all states. One can learn more by visiting www.principlefoundation.org or by calling +1 816-561-5955.
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To help relief efforts more broadly, donations can of course be made directly to one’s charity of choice, such as the American Red Cross, America’s Second Harvest, Salvation Army, Oxfam, Habitat for Humanity or other on-the-ground relief agencies.
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For any other questions, please be in touch with The Mother Church’s Customer Contact Center at +1 617-450-2000 or info@christianscience.com.
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Please do not send funds directly to the Committees on Publication for Texas or Louisiana. Those Committees have been very helpful in providing information related to funding for those in need, but future inquiries can go to the Customer Contact Center as noted above.
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Please feel free to share the information from this Bulletin with anyone.
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“Human mentality, expressed in disease, sin, and death, in tempest and in flood, the divine Mind calms and limits with a word.” (My. 106:19-21). How wonderful it is to know that the word of God calms the storms and instructs “the proud wave, ‘Thus far, and no farther.’”
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Keith Wommack, Committee on Publication for Texas
3615632559 / Texas@compub.org

Monday, August 28 @ 7:30 pm – Interactive Conference Call on Deepening Metaphysical Prayer

Join us for the next
Interactive Conference Calls

conducted by the Reading Room Metaphysical Committee for discussion on deepening metaphysical prayer. 

Please join us for sharing inspiration on our interactive call for August which will be focused on First Church of Christ Scientist and Miscellany p. 248:7-249:8 by Mary Baker Eddy and the idea of being a witness. 

Monday, August 28th @ 7:30 pm

The call-in number is
1-641-552-9364 and
the access number is 373788#.

Sponsored by First Church of Christ, Scientist, Austin, Texas
Reading Room Metaphysical Committee.

Join us for the September Deepening Mets Calls
Friday, September 15th @ noon  and
Monday, September 25th at 7:30 pm

The basis of the September calls will be
“The Divine Affluence” by Maria Soubier
(June 14, 1952 Sentinel)
Call or go online to join in:
Online: https://join.freeconferencecall/readingroom
and follow the prompts.

 

Saturday, August 19 – 4-8 pm – Prin Club Potluck BBQ @ Emma Long Metropolitan Park

Save the date!

The Principia Club of Austin warmly invites you, your friends, and family to a potluck BBQ in the park!

Saturday, August 19
4:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

Emma Long Metropolitan Park
1600 City Park Road
Austin, TX 78730

Activities will include swimming, games, and socializing. Come meet the new Principia Club of Austin Board members!

Please bring a side dish, dessert, or soda to share. The Principia Club will provide BBQ, iced tea, lemonade, and water.

There is a $10 parking fee at the park, so feel free to carpool.

Our group will be located at the picnic area near the volleyball/basketball courts by the designated swimming area. Look for the Principia sign.

RSVP by August 16 here.

For more information and directions, visit www.principiaalumni.org/austin.

For questions on the day of the event, contact Jessica Whitney at jessielmore@gmail.com or 626.224.3633.

We can’t wait to see you there!

Monday, July 31 @ 7:30 PM – Interactive Conference Call on Deepening Metaphysical Prayer


All who called in to our first Interactive Conference Call were truly inspired by the sharing of ideas, and look forward to continuing the discussion.

Join us for the next
Interactive Conference Calls

conducted by the Reading Room Metaphysical Committee for discussion on deepening metaphysical prayer. 
The call-in number is 641-552-9364
and the access number is 373788#.
Monday, July 31st @ 7:30 pm
Friday, August 11th @ noon

 

Sponsored by First Church of Christ, Scientist, Austin, Texas
Reading Room Metaphysical Committee.

Christian Science Churches in Austin, Texas, Welcome You!