Sunday church service with Readers and musicians

Sunday Church Service

You are warmly invited to attend our weekly Sunday church services!

Sunday Services:


10 - 11 am


Childcare is provided for children

too young to attend Sunday School.

Our church services consist of music; hymns; scriptural readings; the Bible Lesson, including the Lesson-Sermon, and prayer.


At the heart of our Sunday service is our weekly Bible Lesson, read at Christian Science churches around the world (and studied the week prior to Sunday).

It centers upon a particular subject for that week and is comprised of citations from the Bible and from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, who discovered and founded Christian Science.

Our full Order of Service is below.

Weekly Bible Lesson

The Bible Lesson for the week is one of 26 lesson subjects.  Each of these subjects appears twice during the year and in the order listed below.  The lessons may be found in the Christian Science Quarterly (an usher will provide you with a print version for the service.)


Christian Scientists study this lesson throughout the week prior to Sunday to deepen their understanding and find answers and healing.  You may find the Quarterly in our Reading Room, next door to our church, or as a subscription online (print and/or electronic formats available).

 bible lesson


  • God

  • Sacrament

  • Life

  • Truth

  • Love

  • Spirit

  • Soul

  • Mind

  • Christ Jesus

  • Man

  • Substance

  • Matter

  • Reality

  • Unreality


Each of these 26 Bible Lesson

subjects appears twice

during the year.


The Bible Lessons may

be found in the

Christian Science Quarterly.

Bible Lessons

September 2020

    Aug 24 - 30             Christ Jesus



    Aug 31 - Sep 6         Man



    Sep 7 - 13                 Substance



    Sep 14 - 20               Matter


    Sep 21 - 27               Reality


    Sep 28 - Oct 4         Unreality


 bible lesson


  • Are Sin, Disease, and Death Real?

  • Doctrine of Atonement

  • Probation After Death

  • Everlasting Punishment

  • Adam and Fallen Man

  • Mortals and Immortals

  • Soul and Body

  • Ancient and Modern

       Necromancy, alias Mesmerism

       and Hypnotism, Denounced

  • God the Only Cause and Creator

  • God the Preserver of Man

  • Is the Universe, Including Man,

       Evolved by Atomic Force?

  • Christian Science

  •  Thanksgiving Lesson (appears once a year )



Our Pastor

Mrs. Eddy ordained the Bible and her book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures as the Pastor of the Church.  These two books provide guidance, understanding, spiritual inspiration, answers, comfort and healing.

Lay Readers read the Lesson-Sermon from these books each Sunday.

How do I read and subscribe to the Bible Lesson?

You may read (as well as purchase) the Bible Lessons in our Reading Room.  You, also, may subscribe to print and/or electronic versions online.  Simply click on the "Learn More" link, below.

Singing a hymn - 1st & 2nd Readers, soloist & organist




Organ Prelude


Scriptural Selection

Silent Prayer

The Lord's Prayer with its spiritual interpretation




Explanatory Note -

(Page 2 of the Christian Science Quarterly)

Subject of the Lesson-Sermon &

Reading of the Golden Text

Responsive Reading




"The Scientific Statement of Being" -

(Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures

by Mary Baker Eddy 468: 8-15)

Correlative Scripture according to I John 3: 1-3


Organ Postlude




Sunday...................... 10am

Sunday School........ 10am

Wednesday................ 7pm

Childcare is available for all services.

74025 Larrea St.

Palm Desert, CA  92260


Parking:  Ample parking is available in our parking lot and on the street

Reading Room


Nov - May.............. M-F, 10am - 3pm

                               Sat,  10am - 12:30pm

Jun - Oct................ M-F, 10am -  1pm

After the service on Wednesdays.  Simply ask any usher for assistance.

Reading Room located next door
to the church on Larrea St.


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