The Christian Science Pastor
The Bible and the Christian Science textbook are our only preachers. Scriptural texts, and their correlative passages from our denominational textbook comprise the sermon for all services.
A Bible Lesson is prepared weekly. It is available for individual study throughout the week, and is the Lesson-Sermon read each Sunday in all Christian Science churches.
The Lesson-Sermon is read by two Readers elected from the church membership. The First Reader conducts the service and reads from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, which is the Christian Science textbook. The Second Reader leads the congregation in the Lord’s Prayer, the Responsive Reading, and reads passages from the Holy Bible.