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.October: Mother's Evening Prayer - Mary Baker Eddy / Greg Granoff


Anthem of Praise - Sally DeFord
with Shona Mitchell, flute
  Offertory: Zacchaeus Song - Pod tvoj pokrov
with John Lambert, baritone & Shona Mitchell, flute
12.October: A Canon of Thanks - Henry Alford, Hal Hopson / George Elvey, arr. Hal Hopson
Guest soloists:
Heather Maclean , soprano & John Lambert, baritone
  Prelude: At the River - Robert Lowry, arr. Aaron Copland
with John Lambert, baritone
18.October: Whither Shall I Go From Thy Spirit - Psalm 139 / James G. MacDermid
25.October: There is No Law of Sin or Death - Sara Wainwright / Richard L.A. Wallbridge
  Offertory: You Will Show Me the Path of Life - Psalm 16 / Marty Haugen
with John Lambert, baritone
1.November: The Other Side of the Road - Jon Pourroy
Guest soloist: John Lambert, baritone
8.November: Christmas Morn - Mary Baker Eddy / Simon Clark
  Offertory: Even as He is - I John 3:2, 3 / S.W.
with John Lambert, baritone
15.November: There Are None Friendless (CSH #581) - William P. McKenzie / Jay Holcomb Frost
Guest soloist: John Lambert, baritone 
  Offertory: O Life That Maketh All Things New (CSH #542) - Samuel Longfellow / Andrew D. Brewis
with John Lambert
22.November: Morning Has Broken - Eleanor Farjeon / Gaelic Melody, arr. Lloyd Larson
29.November: A Call to Silence - Pamela Martin / Craig Courney

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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