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Church Music Institute at St. Stephen

and other Music Ministry News On Saturday, June 15, approximately 150 church musicians, clergy, and laypeople will attend the CMI summer workshop at St. Stephen. In addition to sessions specifically for church musicians, there will also be sessions such as Engaging the Wisdom of Children in Worship, How Music Forms Faith from Childhood to Adulthood, and A Dialogue on Texts and Interpretation. All of these sessions will be led by top local professionals with the two main presenters being Rev. Dr. Paul Westermeyer and Dr. David Cherwien. Westermeyer is an ordained Lutheran pastor and Emeritus Professor of Church Music at…

What Presbyterians Believe

Rev. Dr. Fritz Ritsch, Pastor It’s always good for us to review the particular beliefs that are the marks of being Presbyterian. Here’s a brief overview. We Presbyterians believe in the grace, love, and rule of God that are demonstrated through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We believe that the main purpose of human life is to “magnify God and to enjoy God forever” (Westminster Shorter Catechism Q. 1). We believe that Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection have made God’s grace available to anyone. We believe that we are called to lives that demonstrate that God’s love,…

Youth Garage Sale Starting Soon!

Youth Garage Sale Starting Soon! Set Up – June 23–27; Sale Days – June 28–29 You may start bringing your collection of garage sale items to the Undercroft for safe keeping until the Set Up at the end of June. However, keep it mind that it costs us $1000’s to move it from the undercroft to the Parish Hall. If you need to rid yourself of items, bring it on. Customers love tools, appliances, furniture, pots and pans, dinnerware and unique items. Donate for the Youth Mission Trip!

Why Is Worship So Scary?

Acts 9:1-20   Psalm 30   Revelation 5:11-14   John 21:1-19 Rev. Dr. Warner Bailey May 5, 2019 Why is worship so scary?  Why is a community at worship so threatening?  Why would someone come at a church, a synagogue, a mosque with a gun or suicide vest?    What could be more innocuous, feeble, non-threatening, than people on their knees in prayer with their hands upraised like prisoners of war? Yet the scenes of the latest of mass murders by terrorists have happened in these places, among these gatherings, within the activities of prayer, song, and study.  Mother Emmanuel A.M.E. Church in…

We welcome Owen Reid as service organist for Choral Evensong this Sunday

Owen Phillip Reid, born and raised in western Oklahoma, is a candidate for the Master of Music degree at Southern Methodist University where he studies organ performance in the studio of Professor Stefan Engels. In Dallas, Owen serves as organ scholar at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church where he assists with service playing, choral accompanying and directing the parish’s many choirs under Director of Music Jonathan Ryan. He recently finished the Master of Music degree from Cambridge University (St. John’s College) where he worked with many of the finest English choral conductors. In Cambridge, he served as graduate organ scholar of…

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