The St. Paul’s music ministry is a vibrant, Christ-centered musical offering to the church community and beyond. Made up of the St. Paul’s Choir, the St. Paul’s Men’s Choir, the St. Paul’s Women’s Choir, the Resurrection Choir, the St. Paul’s Children’s Choir, the St. Paul’s Ringers and other instrumentalists, this ministry has a big impact on the life of the church and the worship experience each week. Music at St. Paul’s covers a wide variety of genres and styles and unites musical gifts for the glory of God. Come and join us, and see what God has in store for our musical lives.
The St. Paul’s Choir
The St. Paul’s Choir is a large choral ensemble that provides music for the first Sunday of each month, plus special services and concerts. We explore many styles of music from Anglican chant to classical anthems, spirituals, gospel and world music, utilizing the broad range of music that God gives us for worship. In addition, the St. Paul’s Choir ministers for Christmas Eve, Holy Week, and Easter, as well as for concerts and appearances outside the walls of St. Paul’s. We rehearse each Tuesday night from 7:30-9:00p, September to mid-June. We are currently looking for new members. No previous experience necessary. Only requirements are a love of music and a heart of worship!
St. Paul’s Mens Choir
Men’s participation in worship has always been very important here at St. Paul’s. A great way to join is through the Men’s Choir. The men rehearse approximately twice per month on Tuesday nights from 6:30-7:30p, and sing for the 3rd Sunday of each month. We focus on men’s choir repertoire ranging from traditional anthems to quartet music and gospel classics. We are in need of a few good men. Rise up, O men of God, and join us in prayer and song. No musical experience needed, just a desire to stand up as brothers in Christ.
St. Paul’s Women’s Choir
The Women’s Choir at St. Paul’s represents the women of our community, of all ages and musical abilities. Through the gift of music, this ensemble not only provides a welcoming experience to the colorful repertoire for women’s voices, but a place to find fellowship and empowerment with your sisters in Christ. The Women’s Choir rehearses twice a month on Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm, and sings for worship on the 4th Sunday of each month.
We know, as part of the St. Paul’s family, that mourning, and grief are part of family life. The Resurrection Choir is charged with the musical ministry of funerals and memorial services. This group is called to honor the memory of those who die in Christ, as well as to minister hope and comfort to families in mourning. The Resurrection Choir usually rehearses directly before a funeral or memorial service, singing songs of hope and testifying to our faith in everlasting life. We are always looking for more members. No musical background is required; however members must have a schedule that allows for daytime appearances on weekdays. Perfect candidates are those who are retired or have a flexible work schedule during the day.
St. Paul’s Ringers
We are blessed to have an excellent set of hand bells here at St. Paul’s. Hand bells can provide a musical ministry that choral singing cannot, adding a unique richness to the music of worship. They also form an excellent path to learning music-reading and fundamentals, skills that are essential to every aspect of music. We are now looking for new members. If you are interested in the music ministry here but do not feel moved to sing with choirs- this may be your ministry! You do not need to read music to join us- just come with an open heart, and we will learn together. We have videos and other materials to give you a head start. The St. Paul’s Ringers present music for approximately one service per month as well as for Christmas and Easter. We rehearse every Thursday evening from 7:00-8:30p.
There is nothing more beautiful than the sound of children singing at church! We at St. Paul’s celebrate this with our amazing youth and children’s music ministry. The St. Paul’s Children’s Choir learns and performs music from a variety of styles and genres, from classical to modern gospel, and, at the same time, learns about the role of music in worship. Through Christ-centered teaching, the children at St. Paul’s share the Gospel by singing and living Christ’s message. If you are interested in signing up your child, please contact Dr. Paula Grissom, Director of Children & Youth Music Ministries, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Paul’s appreciates music in many different forms. If you play an instrument and feel moved to share this in our ministry, please let us know! There are opportunities throughout the year for instrumentalists, as soloists and as part of ensembles. We are aiming to build more instrumental ensembles for use during worship, as well as solo opportunities, especially during the summer. All ages and levels encouraged to participate!