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)
17.December: Shepherd's Pipe Carol - John Rutter
with Shona Mitchell, flute
  Offertory: Oj moroz, moroz - Traditional Russian
with Carolyn Lambert, soprano
24.December: Angel Carol (Infant Holy, Infant Lowly) [Duet] - Traditional Polish, arr. Anna Laura Page
with Carolyn Lambert, soprano
  Offertory: Süßer die Glocken nie klingen - Traditional German Carol
with Carolyn Lambert, soprano
31.December: Sing Joy! - Traditional, arr. Mark Hayes
  Offertory: Quelle est cette odeur agréable - French, 17th Century


Make His Praise Glorious - Bill & Robin Wolaver, arr. Sandi Patty
  Offertory: My sisters, bless the Lord (CSH #535) - Anon, Kenyan
with Carolyn Lambert, soprano
14.January: Communion Hymn - Mary Baker Eddy / Lillian Jay
21.January: Thanks be to God - The Bible / Jeanne Alden Joy
  Offertory: O Life that maketh all things new (CSH #542) - Andrew D. Brewis
with Carolyn Lambert, soprano
28January: He That Dwelleth in the Secret Place - Psalms 91 / James G. MacDermid
Guest Soloist: Heather MacLean
4.February: The Gift of Love [Duet] - I Corinthians 13 / Hal Hopson
Guest Soloists: Heather MacLean & Carolyn Lambert
11.February: My Grateful Spirit Sings - Sally DeFord 
with Wendy Grant, violin
18.February: Lead Me to the Rock - Psalms 61 / Robert Collister
25.February: Seek Ye First [Duet] - Karen Lafferty, Johann Pachelbel, arr. Douglas E. Wagner
with Carolyn Lambert, soprano

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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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