The Day of Pentecost

Whitsunday, or Pentecost, is a Principle Feast in the Episcopal Church. That means it is one of the seven “high-holy days” of the church year. For the past several years our celebration of Pentecost has included readings in many different languages to demonstrate the powerful miracle of comprehension brought about by the Holy Spirit through the preaching of the apostles. This year, instead of a few multilingual verses, we will…Keep Reading

Candlemas

Candlemas

We will be commemorating Candlemas on the Eve of The Presentation with a service of Holy Eucharist, Wednesday, February 1st at 6:30pm including candle blessing. Candlemas commemorates the presentation of Jesus and the purification of Mary in the Jerusalem Temple forty days after Jesus’ birth, in accordance with the requirements of Jewish law (Lv 12:2-8). The feast is celebrated about forty days after Christmas. According to the account of Lk…Keep Reading

Epiphany

Epiphany

St. Paul’s will celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany on January 6 at 6:30 PM with a Sung Eucharist. The Feast of Epiphany, which follows the twelve days of the Christmas Season, celebrates the “showing forth” of the Christ light as the Magi arrive with their gifts for the young King.

Christmas Eve at St. Paul’s

Christmas Eve at St. Paul’s

Christmas Eve at St. Paul’s Thursday, December 24 4:30 PM Sung Eucharist with Carols 10:15 PM Carols for the Christ Child 10:30 PM Solemn Eucharist of the Nativity

Advent at St. Paul’s

Advent at St. Paul’s

November 29 marks the first Sunday of the season of Advent, a time of preparation for the celebration of the coming of the Savior. Special events of song and worship are planned for Sunday, December 6 and Sunday, December 13. A congregational Evensong is scheduled for December 6 at 4:00 pm. Then on Sunday, December 13 at 4:00 pm, the Adult Choir and Choral Scholars along with the St. Cecilia…Keep Reading

Our Donors Make It Happen

We are grateful to the parishioners and friends of St. Paul’s who support the music of the parish through donations to Soli Deo Gloria. Consider donating to the music of parish to insure its continuance of excellence in sacred music. TALLIS CIRCLE ($1 – $99) Tom Cook Evelyn Knowlton Marjorie Melville Markwell Richard Menger Kathleen Vale BYRD CIRCLE ($100 – $249) Richard and Leslie Bardon Carolyn and Robert Bell Rhayma…Keep Reading

Soli Deo Gloria Music Guild

Soli Deo Gloria Music Guild

The Soli Deo Gloria Guild was formed to support the Music Program at St. Paul’s through event publicity and solicitation of financial support from members and friends of St. Paul’s and the public at large through an annual membership drive. Membership in Soli Deo Gloria may be at the following support levels: The Tallis Circle: $1.00 – $99.00 The Byrd Circle: $100.00 – $249.00 The Britten Circle: $250.00 – $499.00…Keep Reading

The St. Cecilia Choristers

The St. Cecilia Choristers

A children’s ministry in the life of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church offering this ministry to the Glory of God as a choral and worship experience in the tradition of the Episcopal Church.  The St. Cecelia Choristers are children aged 7 years and older who commit to singing for the school year.  Rehearsals are Wednesday afternoons, 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m., with rehearsals with the adult choir as needed.  The choristers sings for select Sunday services and…Keep Reading

Michelle Sirois, Organ Scholar

Michelle Sirois, Organ Scholar

As organ scholar at St. Paul’s, Michelle is responsible for the accompaniment of the choir and musical leadership of the liturgies, while learning the wonderful intricacies of Episcopal/Anglican liturgy and music. She is currently living in San Antonio, studying organ performance at UTSA, and has previously served parishes in San Antonio. Michelle comes from a strong military family where both parents are officers in the United States Air Force.

Choir Moving to the New Rehearsal Space

Choir Moving to the New Rehearsal Space

John Hare, Organist and Choirmaster

John Hare, Organist and Choirmaster

John is a native San Antonian who has studied piano, organ, conducting, and vocal performance, and has performed extensively as organist and singer. His performances have been broadcast, most recently with the recording entitled Thou Art Praised with the Choir and Choral Scholars of St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church, Tulsa. John has served on the board of the Charles City Cultural Alliance, Grayson Street Jazz and as an officer in the…Keep Reading