St. Paul's United Methodist Church
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Serving the Living Lord....Past, Present and Future
St. Paul's Music Ministry
"Sing lustily and with good courage. Beware of singing as if you were half-dead, or half-asleep;
but lift up your voice with strength." - John Wesley
"How wonderful it is when music in our services is not done as a performance to highlight the talent of the musician but as a message about the glory of our God. We need to be so careful that music, the lyrics, and the musician have as their goal to praise God. In so doing, those that hear the music are made ready to receive the Word that will be preached. Music and preaching are not in competition in worship; they are complementary to each other and allow for Christ-honoring worship." - Dr. Michael Edwards
St. Paul's is so very fortunate to have an active music ministry to bolster our spirits during worship service. Led by Director of Music, John C. Tyner, and Organist, Inger Oswald, there are several ways to participate in the musical program. If an organized choir or instrumental group is not for you, "sing lustily and with good courage" as a part of our congregation.
Chancel Choir (High School–Adult) sings at alternate 9:00 and 11:00 A.M. Sunday services and other special services and events throughout the year. They rehearse on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 P.M. in the music room. Youth Choir grades seven through twelve rehearse on Wednesday evenings at 5:45 in the music room. They perform on scheduled Sundays.
Youth Band (grades seven through twelve) rehearse on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 in the music room. They perform on scheduled Sundays.
Alleluia Choir (grades four through six) sing once a month during the school year. They rehearse on Wednesday evenings as part of the Christ Kid’s program.
Sunshine Singers (grades one through three) sing every other month during the regular school year. They rehearse on Wednesday evenings as part of the Christ Kid’s program
Praise Ringers (High school –Adult) play for Sunday worship, as they are prepared. They rehearse in the Bell Choir room on Wednesday evening at 6:15 P.M.
Hand Chimes Choir (Elementary and Middle School) play for Sunday worship and special occasion’s as they are prepared. They rehearse as scheduled.