Online Thanksgiving service

Nov 28, 2019

Online Thanksgiving service

Participate in the online Thanksgiving Day Service. A replay will be available until 8am Saturday November 30. 

In person

On Thursday, November 28 at 10:00 a.m. EST, The Mother Church hosts a special Thanksgiving service in the Extension of The Mother Church.

Online and replay

There will also be a live, online Thanksgiving service on November 28 at 12:00 p.m. EST.
A replay of the online service will be available until 8am Saturday November 30. 

This special online service offers the same music, singing, and readings as the in-person service, but also includes testimonies of gratitude and healing submitted by the online congregation.

Thanksgiving service highlights

This special service is conducted by the First and Second Reader of The Mother Church. Below are a few highlights of the Thanksgiving service.

  • Music and hymn singing. 

  • A reading of the Presidential Proclamation for Thanksgiving Day 2019.

  • A Thanksgiving Bible Lesson from our pastor (the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy). 

  • Testimonies/sharing of gratitude from you and other attendees appropriate for the occasion. 

Download the Thanksgiving Bible Lesson

Order for the service on Thursday, November 28, 2019

Subject: Thanksgiving


(To be determined)

Hymn (To be determined / TBD)

Thanksgiving proclamation

2019 Presidential Proclamation (will make available when ready)

Scriptural Selection

(To be determined)


Silent prayer, followed by the audible repetition of the Lord’s Prayer with its spiritual interpretation by Mary Baker Eddy (Read in context)

Hymn (TBD)

Golden Text and Responsive Reading

Golden Text
Revelation 11:17 We

. . . We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken
to thee thy great power, and hast reigned.

Responsive Reading

Psalms 146:1, 2, 5–9 (to :), 10; 95:2
I Chronicles 29:11–13

1 Praise ye the Lord. Praise the Lord, O my soul.
2 While I live will I praise the Lord: I will sing praises unto my God while I have any being.
5 Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the Lord his God:
6 Which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that therein is: which keepeth truth for ever:
7 Which executeth judgment for the oppressed: which giveth food to the hungry. The Lord looseth the prisoners:
8 The Lord openeth the eyes of the blind: the Lord raiseth them that are bowed down: the Lord loveth the righteous:
9 The Lord preserveth the strangers; he relieveth the fatherless and widow:
10 The Lord shall reign for ever, even thy God, O Zion, unto all generations. Praise ye the Lord.
2 Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.
11 Thine, O Lord, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O Lord, and thou art exalted as head above all.
12 Both riches and honour come of thee, and thou reignest over all; and in thine hand is power and might; and in thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all.
13 Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name.

Bible Lesson-Sermon


Rebecca Minor, soloist


To submit your testimony go to the testimonies section of the main webpage below.

Hymn (TBD)

Scientific Statement of Being

From Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, p.468, line 8

Correlative Scripture

I John 3:1-3


(To be determined)


(To be determined)

The copy of the Thanksgiving Bible lesson from the Christian Science Quarterly™ is licensed for your own personal use and may not be distributed electronically or in print, except as described in the Copyright Terms and Conditions at Christian Science  Quarterly is a trademark owned by The Christian Science Publishing Society. Study  references are from the Bible (King James Version) and the Christian Science textbook,  Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and  Founder of Christian Science.

“Due to third party copyright ownership, not all hymn words from the Christian Science Hymnal and the Christian Science Hymnal Supplement Hymns 430-462 are posted. Copyright to many hymns is owned by The Christian Science Board of Directors. Hymn words may not be used or reprinted without permission. For more information email

Feel free to submit testimonies and gratitude comments using the Thanksgiving testimony/comment form before or during the Thanksgiving service. Read our testimony guidelines. We'd love it if you would include your name and location so we can embrace our global audience.  As you write up your testimony, please remember that we have listeners from many different backgrounds, with varying degrees of familiarity with Christian Science. We do not air all submissions and submissions may be slightly edited before airing.

If your testimony has never been published before, you are invited to submit a longer version of it to The Christian Science JournalChristian Science Sentinel, or The Herald of Christian Science at JSH Submissions. Further guidelines for submitting testimonies to the periodicals are also available here.

Meet new people, share inspiration, and chat with other participants for 10 minutes following the testimony meeting.

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Meet The Pastor

The Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy together serve as pastor for Sunday church services and Wednesday testimony meetings at all Christian Science churches, societies, and informal groups around the world.

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