St. Paul's United Methodist Church
Thursday, October 19, 2017

Music Ministry








Here are highlights from the music ministry recap in St. Paul’s 2017 Charge Conference Report:

  • The Chancel Choir presented anthems at the 11AM traditional worship service each Sunday except during the combined summer worship services, presented an anthem at the final combined summer worship service and sang at the annual worship service at Old Drawyers Church.
  • St. Paul’s Ringers presented an anthem once a month at both worship services or at the summer combined service, sponsored a Top 10 Favorite Hymns fundraiser to help defray costs to attend a handbell seminar next year and purchased mallets and stands with contributions from church members.
  • The Early Worship Service Ensemble provided music at the 8:30 AM blended worship service every Sunday including the combined summer worship services.
  • Musicians in the congregation provided solos, duets and instrumental offerings at the combined summer worship services.
  • On Maundy Thursday, St. Paul’s staff participated at Tree of Life Lutheran’s “Last Supper” service.
  • On Good Friday, the Chancel Choir, with guest singers from the community, presented a Tenebrae [service of shadows] service at St. Paul’s.
  • On Easter Sunday three distinct worship services were offered – sunrise, blended, and traditionalWe hosted concerts by Crossflame, a youth choir/orchestra from North Carolina, The Men of Simpson Choir from Simpson UMC in Wilmington, and Bells of the Bay [a community handbell choir from Maryland’s Eastern Shore].

As always, please contact me at if you have any questions, comments, suggestions or more information on any of our music ministries.


Blessings, Shelley 



For those who are interested in participating in the 8:30 Worship Ensemble, rehearsals will be on most Thursdays from 7-8 PM at the home of Mary Korb or in the church sanctuary. We will go through the music for the coming week as well as work through any upcoming "special music" on the horizon. If you’re interested, please contact me. Cheers and blessings to you all!  Mary Korb