Music is an important part of Christian Science services. The congregation sings from the Christian Science Hymnal (1932) and the Christian Science Hymnal Supplement (2008). The services are accompanied by a three manual Ahlborn-Galanti Praeludium III digital organ equipped with a ProteusFX sound module and a 5' 3" Yamaha GC1 piano.

A distinctive feature of Christian Science churches is the solo that is chosen to highlight some aspect of each week's Bible Lesson-Sermon.

Music styles vary from classical to contemporary. Chorale preludes based on the hymns sung in the services are often presented as part of the prelude music.

Everyone is welcome to arrive early for the prelude music and join with others in prayerful preparation for the services.

Soloist: Judith RichardsonOrganist: Kirk Kryvenchuk

Upcoming Solos

(Click on the links for lyrics)
4.June: This is My Father's World - Maltbie D. Babcock / Franklin L. Sheppard, arr. Sally DeFord
with Wendy Grant, violin 
  Offertory: Eternal God (CSH No 469) - Oak E. Davis, adapt. / Jean Sibelius
with Carolyn Lambert, soprano
11.June: Bless the Lord, O My Soul - Psalms 103:1-4, 11, 13 / Katherine K. Davis
  Offertory: When Peace Like a River (CSH No 596) - Horatio Spafford / Philip Bliss
with Carolyn Lambert, soprano
18.June: Joy Overflowing - Cindy Berry 
  Offertory: Praise, I Will Praise You, Lord (CSH No 562) - Claude Frayseé
with Carolyn Lambert, soprano & Shona Mitchell, flute
25.June: Promised Comforter - Kenny Baker / Charles Gounod
2.July: The Lord is God - Mary Baker Eddy / Daniel Burton 

Come Down, O Love Divine - Bianco da Siena / R. Vaughan Williams, arr. Joel Raney

  Prelude: I Am the Living Bread - John 6 / David Haas
with Carolyn Lambert, soprano
16.July: If God so Clothe the Grass - Matthew 6:25-29 / J.W. Bischoff
  Offertory: God Created Us in His Own Image (CSH #482) - Graça de Maria Amorim dos Santos
with Carolyn Lambert, soprano
23.July: The Whole Armour of God - Ephesians 6:10-17/Peter B. Allen
30.July: The Lord's My Shepherd - Psalm 23/Simon Clark

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"Sing to the Lord a joyful song,
Lift up your hearts, your voices raise;
To us His gracious gifts belong,
To Him our songs of love and praise.

John S. B. Monsell

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