Music is an important part of Christian Science services. The congregation sings from the Christian Science Hymnal, 1932 and 2017 editions. The services are accompanied by a three manual Ahlborn-Galanti digital organ equipped with a Proteus FX 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

10.April: Open the Gates of the Temple - Frances van Alstyne / Phoebe Knapp
  Offertory: The Lord is My Shepherd - Psalm 23, Katie Grigg-Miller / Katie Grigg-Miller (CSH #584)
with John Lambert, baritone
17.April: Look at the World DUET- John Rutter
with Judith Richardson & Carolyn Lambert, sopranos & Shona Mitchell, flute
  Offertory: Alleluia - W.A. Mozart
with Judith Richardson & Carolyn Lambert, sopranos & Shona Mitchell, flute
24.April: Feed My Sheep - Mary Baker Eddy / Don Humphreys
with guest accompanist Carolyn Lambert
1.May: Make Me a Channel of Your Peace - Anonymous 20th Century (adapt.) / Sebastian Temple
Guest soloist:Carolyn Lambert, soprano
8.May: Communion Hymn - Mary Baker Eddy / Lillian Jay
15.May: Thanks be to God - The Bible / Jeanne Alden Joy
  Offertory: You Will Show Me the Path of Life - Psalm 16 / Marty Haugen
with Carolyn Lambert, soprano
22.May: The Lord is My Shepherd - Psalm 23 / Sally DeFord
Wendy Grant, violin
29.May: Create in me a Clean Heart - Pslams 51:10-13 / Carl F. Mueller
5.June: Wings Like Eagles - Isaiah 40:28-31 / Allen Pote
12.June: If God so Clothe the Grass - Matthew 6:25-29 / J.W. Bischoff

Complete 2022 Solo List
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2020 Solo List 2013 Solo List
2019 Solo List 2012 Solo List
2018 Solo List 2011 Solo List
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A selection of hymns from the Christian Science Hymnal (1932)
#3 "A grateful heart a garden is" | #30 "Love" with words by Mary Baker Eddy
#81 "God is with me" | #93 "Happy the man whose heart can rest"
Judith Richardson, soprano with Kirk Kryvenchuk, organ

Solo: How Can I Keep from Singing? - "Pauline K." / Robert Lowry, arr. Sally DeFord & Kirk Kryvenchuk
Judith Richardson, soprano with Wendy Grant, violin

Offertory: The Pilgrims - B.W. Gorham | John Lambert, baritone

Offertory: His Banner Over Me is Love - Song of Solomon / Unknown | John Lambert, baritone

Offertory: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego - Hugh Mitchell | John Lambert, baritone

Offertory: Teach Me Thy Way, O Lord - Benjamin Mansell Ramsey | John Lambert, baritone

Offertory: You Shall Go Out With Joy - Steffi G. Rubin / Stuart Dauermann | Carolyn & John Lambert

Solo: The Lord is My Shepherd - Psalm 23 / Samuel Liddle | Judith Richardson, soprano

Solo: His Eye is on the Sparrow - Civilla D. Martin / Charles H. Gabriel | Heather MacLean, soprano

Solo: O Rest in the Lord from "Elijah" - Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy | Judith Richardson, soprano

Solo: Entreat Me Not to Leave Thee - Ruth 1:16 / Charles Gounod | Judith Richardson, soprano

Offertory: Open My Eyes, That I May See - Clara H. Scott | Carolyn Lambert, soprano

Offertory: Alleluia - W.A. Mozart | Heather MacLean, Carolyn Lambert, sopranos & John Lambert, baritone

Offertory: Heavenly Sunlight - Henry J. Zelley / George H. Cook | Carolyn Lambert, soprano

"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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