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

2.August Above All Else, Lord - Colossians 3:12-14 / Joel Raney
  Offertory: His Banner Over Me is Love - Song of Solomon 2:3-4 / Unknown
with John Lambert, baritone
  Prelude: May God Give Us Her Blessing (CSH #532)
Numbers 6:24-26; Leide Lessa / Dagmar P.R. Borges & Gelson Luíz
with John Lambert, baritone
9.August: Communion Hymn - Mary Baker Eddy / G.F. Handel
  Offertory: Create in Me a Clean Heart - Psalms 51:10-12 / K.G.
with John Lambert, baritone
16.August: A Simple Song - Stephen Schwartz / Leonard Bernstein
  Offertory: Simple Gifts - Peter Link / Traditional, arr. Aaron Copland
with John Lambert, baritone
23.August: Come to Me - Matthew 11:28-30 / Ludwig van Beethoven
  Offertory: Jesus on the Mountain Peak - Brian Wren / Cyril Vincent Taylor
with John Lambert, baritone
30.August: He Shall Feed His Flock from Messiah - Isaiah 40, Matthew 11 / G.F. Handel
Guest soloist: Heather MacLean
  Offertory: The Pilgrims - B.W.Gorham
with John Lambert, baritone
6.September: Like as a Father - Psalm 103 & Isaiah 45 / Simon Clark
13.September: Hope - Mary Baker Eddy / Melanie H. Alcázar
Guest soloist: Heather MacLean
  Offertory: The Hem of His Garment - George F. Root
with John Lambert, baritone
20.September: How Lovely are Thy Dwellings - Psalm 84:1-3,10 / Samuel Liddle  
  Offertory: The Law of the Spirit of Life - Romans 8:1-6 / G.C.
with John Lambert, baritone
27.September: Light of the World - Ephesians 5:14; John 8:12 / Don Humphreys

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


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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