Some have been ringing for many years and hold two in each hand, and others are enjoying the learning experience with friends. We are even happy to include children between the adults. We have 3 octaves of Schulmerich Handbells and 3 Octaves of Schulmerich Handchimes. Handbells, under the direction of Jennifer Rasch, the Music Director, meets on Wednesday evenings at 8:00-8:30 pm during the school year. Most of the year, we meet right after Choir, but during Lent and Advent, we meet right after midweek services.
We are in the same town with UNT and TWU, both fine music schools, but we also see value in each person’s skill in the body of Christ.
As Martin Luther said
“We can mention only one point (which experience confirms), namely, that next to the Word of God, music deserves the highest praise.
Our Choir and Handbell members get to know each other very well and become a prayer support for each other and have fun together. We start the year off with a half day retreat held at the church, and end it with a party.
Please contact Jennifer Rasch for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
During Lent and Advent, we move our rehearsals to Thursday evenings 7:00-8:00. We sing once a month, except in seasons like Advent and Lent when we sing more often. In 2022, 8 or our singers participated in the Lutheran Hymn Festival in Dallas, and we incorporated some of those pieces into our repertoire during the year.
St. Paul Praise Team
St. Paul Praise Team plays during the 10:45 Blended Service on Sunday mornings. Their music is a mix of piano, keyboard, acoustic guitars, flute, bass, and drums. Rehearsals are Sunday mornings at 9:45 with periodic Saturday morning meetings as well. They support the singing of the congregation as they sing songs of praise and liturgy.
One of the best ways for children to remember spiritual truths is to sing about them. Songs like “Jesus Loves Me” probably still ring in your ear because you learned it from a young age. Children at St. Paul start Sunday School with singing time at 9:30 am. Those songs are led by Jennifer Rasch and Beverly DuPree. We also have children’s songs in the 10:45 service before the children’s message. Periodically children are invited to share their songs in church or lead hand motions for a song in the late service. During November and December, Sunday School Children are learning songs for the Family service on Christmas Eve.
God has blessed St. Paul with many different talented instrumentalists! Our organist is Alex Solorzano. A man of many talents, he came to us with incredible skill on the piano, and within the first year was already amazing us with his organ sound! He also plays drums and bass guitar…and such a great guy!
We also enjoy brass ensembles, flutes, and strings as they come and go. Instruments are incorporated on a regular basis as needed. If you play an instrument, please let us know. email@example.com