Sunday Service

"The Word of God is a powerful preacher, and it is not too spiritual to be practical, nor too transcendental to be heard and understood."

Mary Baker Eddy

11:00 am - 12:00 noon

The 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."

The 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.

Services are conducted by two lay readers elected from the church membership.

The Sunday service also includes hymns, prayer, scriptural readings, and a solo.

Sunday 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.

This Sunday

#452, #99, #199
Give Thanks and Sing - Jean Anne Shafferman / Traditional, arr. Patti Drennan
with Shona Mitchell, flute
Teach Me Thy Way, O Lord - Benjamin Mansell Ramsey
with John Lambert, baritone & Shona Mitchell, flute

#593, #469, #283
Bless This House - Helen Taylor / May H. Brahe
Guest soloist: Heather MacLean, soprano
Simple Gifts - Elder Joseph Brackett, arr. Aaron Copland
with John Lambert, baritone
  read, listen, or download the Thanksgiving lesson here

Upcoming Sermon Topics

20.October: Doctrine of Atonement
27.October: Probation After Death
3.November: Everlasting Punishment

Click here for a list of upcoming solos


Sunday Service Broadcast

Listen to the live streaming broadcast of the Sunday morning service
from the Mother Church in Boston, Massachusetts.
8:00 am (MT) / 10:00 am (ET) / 3:00 pm (BT)
The streaming audio of the Sunday service is available for one week.
The audio stream is also available for the iPad™, iPhone®, and iPad touch®

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First Church of Christ, Scientist • 10810 100 Avenue • Edmonton, Alberta • T5J 0B9
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