Music Director - Lyndsey Holmes
I grew up as a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church where I was baptized and confirmed. I spent summers attending vacation bible school here and later was active with St. Paul’s adult theater group, St. Paul’s Players. During my time away at Roanoke College, I strived to maintain a connection with St. Paul’s by offering special music over the summers and at Christmas. I loved giving back to my church through music during that time and I feel blessed to be serving my home congregation now as Director of Music.
After graduation, I returned to Lionville and worked as Director of Music Ministries at the United Methodist of the Resurrection (now part of Exton UMC). Following that, I spent nine years in Chicago where I worked as an arranger and background vocalist for gospel musicians, a conductor for the Chicago Children’s Choir, general music teacher at The Frances Xavier Warde School and music coordinator and cantor for children’s sacraments at Old St. Patrick’s Church. Throughout all of that, church music was a common thread and I’m so happy to be back to my home in church music.
As Director of Music at St. Paul’s, I conduct the various children, youth and adult music ensembles, lead the worship team for the contemporary service and coordinate special music opportunities. My goal is for the music ministries at St. Paul’s to support the church’s mission and contribute to the vibrant spiritual life of the congregation.
I want to encourage all members to share their musical talents as a way to celebrate Christ’s gracious gifts. My office door is open on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1-3pm as well as the first and third Tuesdays from 9am-noon. I can also be reached via email at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Psalm 98:4 "Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises."
Musical Ministries at Saint Paul's
KINGDOM CHOIR --- This adult choir practices on Thursday evenings from 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. Sings at 10:45 service three times a month and at 8:00 service once a month.
EARLY PRAISE --- 1st Sunday of each month. Meet at 7:30 a.m. in the Music Room and sing at the 8:00 service.
JUBILANT BELLS --- Rehearses and plays in worship seasonally including, but not limited to, Christmas and Easter. Rehearsals are on Monday evenings.
PRAISE PLAYERS --- This children's ensemble is a unique combination of classroom percussion instruments and singing. Open to kids PreK-5th grade. Meets Wednesdays 6:15-7pm in the Choir Room.
SPECIAL MUSIC --- If interested in providing special music (instrumental or vocal), plese contact Lyndsey Holmes, Director of Music.
VOICE OF THE SPIRIT --- This teen choir is open to students 6th grade and up. The group meets on Thursday evenings from 6:15-7:00.
WORSHIP TEAM --- St. Pauls' praise band plays at the contemporary service year-round. We are always looking for new participants including bass, guitar, drums, keyboard and vocals.