A Message From Your Music Director
Special thanks go to our handbell ringers and their beautiful contribution to worship last Sunday. They are one of the most dedicated bell groups I have directed. We have room for a few more ringers each Wednesday at 5:00.
Sunday you will hear Chancel Choir sing an arrangement of “The Prayer” paired with the hymn, “Lead Me, Lord”. Additionally, we will sing a new congregational hymn. “Seeker of Justice” is a new lyric paired with the tune to “Fairest, Lord Jesus”. The text is a meaningful accompaniment to the sermon text and our Consecration Sunday.
Hope to see you all Sunday,
“The Staff Parish Relations Committee is very pleased to announce that beginning on January 1, 2020, Olivia Huggins will be named the Music Director of St. Paul’s and will permanently take over the responsibilities of directing the chancel choir, the M2P choir and band, and the bell choir, in addition to being our very talented organist. It is wonderful that she is willing to share her considerable talents and training with us as we lose Bob Baxter to retirement, and Chuck Gee as he and Carolyn prepare to move out of the area.
As you know, Olivia has been filling in for Dr. Bob during his illness. We would like you to join us in thanking Olivia for all her hard work the last two months and in congratulating her on her new position as Music Director.”
Chancel Choir – 8:45 AM Traditional Service
It is the mission of St. Paul’s Waccamaw Chancel Choir to glorify God by enhancing the Traditional Worship Service. This is being done by sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ through song, leading the congregation in worship and performing the finest quality of sacred music.
The Chancel Choir is conducted by Olivia Huggins, accompanist and sings for the 8:45am service each Sunday and for special services. The choir gives two major concerts each year, assisted by a string ensemble and soloists.
The voiced Chancel Choir consists of adults, young and old, who perform some of the world’s finest choral literature. Rehearsals are each Wednesday at 7:15 pm in the music room located in the Christian Life Center. No auditions are required but some previous choral experience would be helpful.
Made to Praise – 11am Celebration service
Our 11AM Celebration Service is a wonderful service focused on praise and worship. Our Celebration Team is called “Made to Praise”. Through music, we prepare our hearts for worship of our Savior Jesus Christ. We rehearse Wednesday evenings from 6pm-7:15pm in the sanctuary and Sunday mornings at 10am. If you are interested in more information or you would like to join us in praising God through contemporary worship contact Olivia Huggins
Our wonderful Handbell Choir celebrates GOD through beautiful handbell musical sounds of well-rehearsed and practiced ringing, vibrations, bells, chimes, symbols and more. Our team has ten positions with over a dozen substitutes. No auditions or experience necessary. A basis of knowledge of music notation and rhythms needed. Our Handbell Choir practices on Tuesdays from 9AM to 10:15AM.
We play approximately eight times a year on Sundays at our 8:45AM Traditional Service and our 11AM Celebration Service. We also put on a spectacular Christmas celebration music performance at our worship services. To join the Handbells, please contact Olivia Huggins