Singing in Church

I will sing of steadfast love and justice;  to you, O Lord, I will make music."  (Psalm 101:1)

+ SPLS CLASS & GROUP SINGING DATES are all on the   Church/School Calendar Choose Music Ministry from the Interest Group menu to see only music activities for classes and extracurricular groups. You can also find all printable schedules at the Music Schedules Page. This is the  PreK-8th Grade Class Singing Schedule.
 
+ SONG WORDS and examples to sing with are on the Song Lyric Page.
 
  WHY do we sing or play instruments in church?    "I will sing to the Lord, for he has been good to me."     Psalm 13:6  
Worship is for everyone and it is important!
The St. Paul School Handbook says..."Involvement in worship services is an important part of school and congregation life at St. Paul.  ... All students and families are urged and expected to be at scheduled Worship Services to use the musical gifts God has given them."  Regularly worshiping in God's house is vitally important to forming positive habits that help them grow spiritually. 

 

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WHO:  ALL St. Paul School Students  are expected to sing in worship during the school year as scheduled. 

WHAT IF: Please make it a priority to be in worship to use musical skills in service to the Lord. Your children feel most secure when everyone is there to sing like they practiced. 

WHEN: Check the Online Calendar! - just choose the Music Ministry Interest Group to see only music activities. ALL of Gr. K-8 sing in September (church picnic), January (National Lutheran Schools Week), and May. In addition they usually sing in class groupings (Gr. K-2, 3-5, or 6-8) once each in the fall and spring.

WHERE to Meet:  When Gr. K-2, 3-5, or K-8  sing together, we DO NOT meet beforehand - just sit with families until called up. For Gr. 6-8. we meet  20 Minutes before the service in the church balcony. Teachers will be on hand to help them practice, line up, and pray before the service. 

DURING Worship: Students sit with families before and after they sing (usually within the first 20 minutes). You may need to discuss where you are sitting or tell them to meet you in the narthex (back of church).

WHAT IF WE CAN'T BE THERE?: In advance, if at all possible, please contact the homeroom teacher or Miss Bremer. You can write, call, or email  (music@splgrafton.org). This is an excellent time to teach your child the responsibility of communicating an absence, and thinking about it will affect others who are part of the group. Help model for your child how to be courteous when conflicts arise on your calendar. Communicating also gives teachers time to plan alternative arrangements if necessary.

CHRISTMAS SERVICES: Christmas services for students will be different days/times.  Pre-K and Kindergarten will have their services on a Sunday afternoon. Grades 1-3 and 4-8 will have their services on Wednesday mornings/evenings in December.