First Church of Christ, Scientist  Elsah, Illinois

We are currently only offering our services online.  Please see our announcements page for details.


53 LaSalle St., Elsah IL 62028 Sunday 10:30am

Sunday School 10:30am

Testimony Meeting

Wednesday 7:30pm

Reading Room

17 LaSalle St.
Monday-Saturday 9:00 to noon   Sunday 1:00-3:00

The Reading Room will be closed until further notice. However, if you need something from the Reading Room an appointment can be made.


Please contact Alice Dervin by email,, or by text, 312 623-1352. Please be aware that Alice lives in Elsah Village and phone reception is not consistent. She may not receive a text immediately.



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.