Music

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)
1.October: He That Dwelleth in the Secret Place - Psalms 91 / James G. MacDermid
  Offertory: God Created Us in His Own Image (CSH #482) - G. dos Santos
with Carolyn Lambert, soprano
8.October: Thanksgiving Canticle - NUN DANKET ALLE GOTT, arr. Mark Hayes
with Shona Mitchell, flute
  Offertory: Praise, I will Praise You, Lord (CSH #562) - Claude Frayssé
with Carolyn Lambert, soprano and Shona Mitchell, flute
9.October: A Jubilant Song - Mary Lynn Lightfoot
with Heather MacLean & Carolyn Lambert, sopranos
  Prelude: This is the Day - Psalms 118 / Unknown
with Carolyn Lambert, soprano
15.October:
Communion Hymn - Mary Baker Eddy / Greg Granoff
Offertory: Like a River (CSH #524) - Mindy Jostyn
with Carolyn Lambert, soprano
22.October:
Be Still and Know - Rosa Maud Turner / Robert Collister
  Prelude: All May Seem Vain (CSH #436) - G. Fritzsche, J. Klein / Theophil Rothenberg
with Judith Richardson, Carolyn Lambert, & John Lambert
  Offertory: In Love Divine (CSH #510) - Susan Campbell / Benjamin Vaughan
with John Lambert, baritone
29.October:
You Knew Me, Lord - Psalms 139 (adapted) / Larry Schackley
  Offertory: Therefore the Reedemed of the Lord - Isaiah 5 / R.L.
with Carolyn Lambert, soprano
5.November:
Lazarus Come Out - Peter J. Carman / Steve Schalchlin
  Offertory: Go to the World (CSH #481) - Sylvia Dunstan / Charles Villiers Stanford
with Carolyn Lambert, soprano
12.November: The Penitent - Luke 15:11-25 / Beardsley Van de Water
19.November: Hymn of Life - Phyllis Gilbert / Andrew D. Brewis
26.November: Make His Praise Glorious - The Psalms / Bill Wolaver arr. Sandi Patty

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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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