Music Ministry

“Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion:

for, lo, I come, and I will dwell in the midst of thee, saith the LORD.”

Zechariah 2:10

The Music Ministry at St. Paul’s strives to offer everyone, of every age and musical ability, an opportunity to glorify God in music. The focus of every musical entity is to enhance and support worship while learning the important elements of music embodied in singing, ringing, and playing musical instruments that make it possible to present our very best before the Lord.

The following is a list of St. Paul’s music-related activities. You are invited to join us at any time. If you are interested in any of these programs, contact the church office at (703) 573-0295 or stpaulsoff@aol.com for more information.

Praising Angels is a choir for children ages 4 through 11. This group rehearses on Wednesdays from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Rehearsals cover singing and the basics of music. Practice begins September 19.

Advent Bells is a bell choir for the children ages 8 through 12. This group rehearses on Mondays from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. This choir performs special services throughout the church year. Practice begins September 17.

Jubilation Choir is a choir for anyone ages 12 and up. This group rehearses in the church undercroft on Wednesdays from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. This choir sings at communion services throughout the church year. Practice begins September 12.

Pauline Ringer’s is a bell choir for anyone ages 12 and up. This group rehearses on Mondays from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. This bell choir perform at special services throughout the church year. Practice begins September 17.

Instrumental solos and ensembles are an important element in St. Paul’s worship services, and we are blessed with a number of talented instrumentalists who are members and friends of the congregation. All ages and abilities are encouraged to participate in these ensembles. Rehearsal times are scheduled and announced throughout the year.

Sunday School students meet as a group to sing prayers and praises at the beginning of each Sunday session. The musical selections are Biblically-based and designed to enrich the spiritual lives of the young people. The Sunday School also periodically performs as a choir in worship services throughout the year.