Year of Music

2018 will be the Year of Music at Saint Paul’s UMC, with special musical guests in worship services monthly, as well as a free concert series. We hope that the Year of Music will help to inspire us and open our spirits to God in the very special way that music can do. We also hope that the beautiful music in worship and weekend concerts will provide opportunities for us to invite friends to experience musical inspiration at Saint Paul’s UMC. So, mark your calendars, make plans to attend, and bring a friend with you to share in the joy!

Blessing Sunday Worship
Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 10:30 am
Guest Musician: Jennifer Thomas, violin
We pray for God’s blessings in our lives during the new year. As we pray, Jennifer will provide uplifting violin music.

February Guest Musicians
On Sunday, February 18th Jaehyun and Dahyun Hong provide special music for our worship service. These talented young women who play cello and piano previously blessed us by sharing their gifts on World Communion Sunday.

Concert 1: Hymnus Angelicus, Lenten Vespers
Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 4:00 pm
Let your spirit soar with the fourteen soaring voices and beautiful instruments of Hymnus Angelicus as they lead us in Lenten Vespers, including two cantatas, the reading of Scripture, and congregational song.
Lenten Vespers will call our hearts to quiet, peaceful, and powerful Lenten reflection.

April Guest Musicians
Musicians during Sunday worship in April are:
Laurie McFaul, violin, April 1st
Linda Breitag and Ray Makeever, violin and flute, April 15th
Charles Scarborough, piano, April 22nd

Concert 2: Don Irwin, piano
Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Join us for a spiritually moving and joy-filled piano concert. Don is a classically trained pianist, performing a wide, varied repertoire of different styles of music. His virtuosic skill will amaze, energize, and inspire us!

Concert 3 Kraig Windschitl, Organ
Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Concert 3 of the Year of Music concert series will be an organ concert by Kraig Windschitl. Kraig is a Minnesota musician, who also serves as an artist in residence for the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. His virtuosic skill will be a delight to us all! Tickets are free, but please reserve seating in advance by calling the church office (651) 452-5683.

Guest Musicians in Worship September 16th
St. Paul’s UMC will welcome the musical husband and wife duo of Ray Makeever and Linda Breitag.  They weave fiddle and flute tunes with songs to make you laugh, move, and want to live a bigger life.

More coming in the fall!
The 2018 Year of Music is funded through memorial gifts to Saint Paul’s UMC. Thank you to all who made memorial gifts that remember our saints with the gift of music!