First Church of Christ, Scientist Elsah, Illinois
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Elsah, is a branch church of
The First Church of Christ, Scientist in Boston, Massachusetts.
Mary Baker Eddy, the discoverer of Christian Science, founded The Church of Christ, Scientist in 1879. Her purpose was "To organize a church designed to commemorate the word and works of our Master, which should reinstate primitive Christianity and its lost element of healing" (Church Manual 17).
We welcome you to our services and community!
SUNDAY CHURCH SERVICES
The Sunday service includes hymns, a solo, prayer for our congregation, and the Bible Lesson Sermon. Mary Baker Eddy, the founder of Christian Science, designated that the Pastor of Christian Science churches should be the Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.
Sunday healing services begin at 10:30 am.
Students' first lessons are the Ten Commandments, the Lord's Prayer and its Spiritual Interpretation by Mary Baker Eddy, and the Sermon on the Mount. Students also learn through questions and answers about the weekly Bible Lessons.
Students up to the age of 20 are welcomed at our Sunday School which meets each Sunday at 10:30 am, the same time as our Sunday Service.
Readings from The Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures set the tone for the meeting. The second half of the meeting is for the congregation to share testimonies of God's healing presence in their lives.
The Testimony Meeting is held each Wednesday at 7:30 pm.
Located at 17 LaSalle Street, Elsah, our Christian Science Reading Room is part of our church's public outreach. All are welcome to come and ask questions about Christian Science, study the Bible, or use the Reading Room as a quiet place to pray or study Christian Science.
A lending library is available or you may purchase Bibles or Christian Science literature including the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy.
The Reading Room is open Monday-Saturday 9:00 to noon and Sunday 1-3 pm.
First Church of Christ, Scientist
53 LaSalle Street, PO Box 147
Elsah, IL 62028