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 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)
The Time for Turning - Pamela Martin / Traditional Irish, arr. Craig Courtney
Guest soloist: Carolyn Lambert
, soprano
  Prelude: This is the Day (CSH #585) - Laura Lee Randall / Jonathan Roberts
with Carolyn Lambert, soprano, and John Lambert, baritone
14.October: Draw Nigh to God - The Bible / Clement W. Barker
  Offertory: Search Me, O God, and Know My Heart - Psalms 139 / Unknown
with Carolyn Lambert, soprano
21.October: Reflections from Micah - Micah 6:6-8 / Joseph M. Martin
  Offertory: John 14:6 - P.N.
with Carolyn Lambert, soprano
  Prelude: I and My Father are One (CSH #524) - Mindy Joystn
with Carolyn Lambert, soprano
28.October: The Lord is My Shepherd - Psalm 23 / Howard Goodall
4.November: The Ninety and Nine - Elizabeth C. Celphane / Ira D. Sankey
11.November: My Prayer Unto Thee - Patricia Siler / G.F. Handel, adapted by Patricia Siler
18.November: High Upon a Mountain - Trilby Jordan / Lloyd Larson

Solo 3.June 2018: O Rest in the Lord from "Elijah" - Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy | Judith Richardson, soprano
Solo 15.April 2018: Awake Thou That Sleepest - The Bible / William S. Ward-Stephens | Judith Richardson, soprano
Solo 11.March 2018: 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

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2017 Solo List 2012 Solo List
2016 Solo List 2011 Solo List
2015 Solo List 2010 Solo List
2014 Solo List 2009 Solo List

"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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