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

4.April: How Can I Keep From Singing? - "Pauline K." / Robert Lowry, arr. Sally DeFord & Kirk Kryvenchuk
with Wendy Grant, violin
  Offertory: The Lord Bless You and Keep You - Numbers 6:24 / John Rutter
with Judith Richardson, soprano
11.April: Make a Joyful Noise - Psalm 100 / Frank LaForge 
18.April: Feed My Sheep - Mary Baker Eddy / Don Humphreys
Guest soloist: Heather Maclean, soprano
25.April: The Lord is My Light - Psalms 27:1,3,5 / Frances Allitsen
Guest soloist: Heather Maclean, soprano
2.May: The Lord's Prayer - Matthew 6:9-13 / Albert Hay Malotte
Guest soloist: Heather MacLean, soprano
9.May: He That Dwelleth in the Secret Place - Psalms 91 / James G. MacDermid
Guest soloist: Heather MacLean, soprano
16.May: Wrestling Jacob - Charles Wesley / CANDLER (trad. Scottish)
Guest soloist: Heather MacLean, soprano
23.May: Built Upon the Rock - Sally DeFord
30.May: Mother's Evening Prayer - Mary Baker Eddy / Nan Butcher
6.June: All Things Bright and Beautiful - Cecil Francis Alexander / ROYAL OAK, arr. Susan Lindquist
13.June: Unto Thee, O Lord - Psalm 25 & Psalm 27 / Albert Hay Malotte
20.June: How Happy is the Man - The Bible / Traditional, arr. Melanie H. Alcázar


There is a Balm in Gilead - Traditional, arr. Margaret Dorn & Peter Link

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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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