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

3.September: Arise, Shine, for Thy Light is Come - Isaiah 60:1-4, 19, 20 / Don Humphreys 
10.September: The Beatitudes - Matthew 5:1-3 / Allanson G.Y. Brown
17.September: Lead Me to the Rock - Psalms 61 / Robert Collister
24.September: He Shall Be Like A Tree - Psalm 1 / Blanche Bowling
1.October: Consider the Lilies - Matthew 6:25, 26, 28, 29 / Robert Topliff
8.October: Thanksgiving Canticle - Martin Rinkart; trans. Catherine Winkworth /
Johann Crüger (NUN DANKET ALLE GOTT); arr. Mark Hayes
with Shona Mitchell, flute
The Time for Turning - Pamela Martin / Traditional Irish, arr. Craig Courtney
Guest soloist: Carolyn Lambert, soprano
15.October: Sheep May Safely Graze - C.R.W. Robertson / J.S. Bach
22.October: O Rest in the Lord from "Elijah" - Psalm 37 / Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
30.October: Lord, Here Am I - Fanny Crosby / John Ness Beck
5.November: A Hole in My Life - Peter Link 
12.November: Lazarus Come Out - Peter J. Carman / Steve Schalchlin
19.November: Truth - Mary Baker Eddy / Robert Collister
26.November: Light of the World - Ephesians 5:14; John 8:12 / Don Humphreys

Complete 2023 Solo List
2022 Solo List 2015 Solo List
2021 Solo List 2014 Solo List
2020 Solo List 2013 Solo List
2019 Solo List 2012 Solo List
2018 Solo List 2011 Solo List
2017 Solo List 2010 Solo List
2016 Solo List 2009 Solo List


Thanksgiving hymn CSH #150 with soloists and congregation

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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