main feature of the Sunday service is a Bible Lesson-Sermon
taken from The Bible and Science and Health with Key to
the Scriptures. These two books were ordained to be the
dual and impersonal pastor
of the Church of Christ, Scientist. Together they preach a sermon
each week that is "...undivorced from truth, uncontaminated
and unfettered by human hypotheses, and divinely authorised."
Bible Lesson-Sermons are published in the Christian Science
Quarterly Bible Lessons and designed to be studied in advance.
They are available in several different formats that include
a CD audio version, a full-text print version, an on-line PDF
version, and a special version designed for youth. The Lesson-Sermon
may also be studied at the church's Reading Room.
are conducted by two lay readers elected from the church membership.
Sunday service also includes hymns, prayer, scriptural readings,
and a solo.
School for young people up to the age of twenty is held
at the same time as the service. Child care for children too
young for Sunday School is available.