A Christian Church in St. Matthews

Music Ministry

Worship Band Director: Matt Stottmann mstottman@bethelstpaul.org
A’Peal Director: Barbara Eisenmenger

The Music Ministry of Bethel St. Paul in St. Matthews is devoted to continuing the tradition of music in the Christian church, as well as embracing new approaches to worship music. Our mission is to share our musical gifts by singing God’s praise to all people and by proclaiming his greatness through worship. Many styles of music are acceptable to God, and Bethel-St. Paul celebrates this variety.

Worship Band: Our Worship Band is humbled and honored to serve the congregation through praise music. The team performs at our Worship Service each Sunday at 11:00 am. The band performs contemporary Christian songs as well as contemporary arrangements of popular hymns. Our current instrumentation includes drums, piano, guitars, bass, keyboard, and voices. We welcome any additional instruments or voices who are willing and able. The band rehearses on Wednesdays from 6:30 – 7:30 pm.

Sanctuary Choir: Our choir ensemble for teens and adults meets on Wednesdays from 7:30 – 9:00 pm. The choir sings during the 9:00 am service for the first two Sundays of the months, and during the 11:00 am service for the remainder of the month. Bethel-St. Paul offers two annual choral musical presentations: the Christmas Musical in December and the Holy Week/Good Friday “Tenebrae” service. Both presentations feature soloists and instrumentalists.

SonRise Singers Children’s Choir: For grades K through 6th. Meets on Sundays immediately following the 11:00 service. The SonRise Singers sing children’s songs which supplement the lessons from Junior Church.

A’PEAL: Our hand bell choir is for adults and meets on Mondays from 7:30 to 9:00pm. You don’t need to be able to read music or have experience ringing, but it doesn’t hurt. The ensemble plays for select worship services throughout the year, as well as for special music presentations. If you’re interested, or if you know someone who might be interested, please contact Barbara Eisenmenger at baeisenmenger@bellsouth.net.

For more info on any of the above music programs please contact us at mstottman@bethelstpaul.org, or call (502) 895-9437.

 All ages will be exposed to information and knowledge related to music that can elevate both their appreciation for and participation through music.

Sanctuary Choir: Our choir ensemble is for teens and adults and meets on Wednesdays from 7:30 – 9:00pm.

The custom at Bethel St. Paul has been to have two annual musical presentations by the choir, including the Christmas Musical in December and the Ho;y Week/Good Friday “Tenebrae” service. Featured in both presentations are soloists and instrumentalists.

Kid’s Choir: For grades K through 6th. Meets on Wednesdays from 6:30pm to 7:00pm.

A’PEAL: Our hand bell choir is for adults and meets on Mondays from 7:30 to 9:00pm.

For more info on any of the above music programs please contact us, or call (502) 895-9437

The Bethel St. Paul Worship Band 2017:

From left to right: Marti Siems (Vocals), Rich Hornung (Drums/Vocals), Ed Monheimer (Acoustic Guitar/Vocals), Linda Lightbourne (former Choir Director), Samantha Newton (Vocals), Tyler Wilson (Piano/Bass Guitar), Matt Stottmann (Lead Guitar/Vocals)