The Music Department at First Protestant is directed by Dr. Joey M. Martin, Director of Choral Activities at Texas State University. At First Protestant, Dr. Martin serves as Director of Music/Organist/Pianist and Christian de La Cruz is the Director of the Sanctuary Choir and the Handbell Choir. Please contact Dr. Martin at 512-787-2269 (cell) or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding the music program at First Protestant.
The Sanctuary Choir
The Sanctuary Choir is a part of the Sunday morning 9:30 a.m. Traditional Service providing enrichment to the worship at First Protestant by connecting the congregation with God, and inspiring the hearts and souls of our worshipers.
Rehearsal of the Sanctuary Choir is every Wednesday from mid-August to the end of May, 7:00-8:30pm, in the Music Wing (upstairs northwest corner) in the choir room. Participation in the choir is open to all.
The Handbell Choir
The Handbell Choir is a part of the Sunday morning 9:30 a.m. Traditional Service and provides musical offerings one Sunday each month. Their musical contributions enhance the music ministry at First Protestant by bringing a majestic and inspiring quality to the services, and is devoted to focusing their energies for the highest quality performances.
Rehearsal of the Handbell Choir is every Wednesday from mid-August to the end of May, 6:00-7:00pm., in the Music Wing in the Handbell Rehearsal Room. If you have an interest in playing the with this ensemble, please contact Dr. Joey Martin to arrange a meeting. He may be reached at 512-787-2269 (cell) or email@example.com.
Special Music Celebrations by the Sanctuary Choir and the Handbell Choir include:
Maundy Thursday Tenebrae Service
This is a candlelight service. The purpose of this service is to reflect on the Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ — the betrayal, abandonment and agony; and it is left unfinished, because the story isn’t over until Easter Sunday. A Texas State University Faculty String Quartet accompanies the choir and special soloists.
Lessons and Carols
This is an annual musical presentation at the 9:30 Traditional service. A professional string and wind ensemble from Texas State University accompanies the choir in stirring and worshipful arrangements of traditional carols which tell of the prophecy and birth of Jesus.
First Protestant Choir Soloists
This group includes students at Texas State University, long-time members of the church and members new to First Protestant Choir. Soloists are frequently included in the 9:30 Traditional Service.
This is a program at First Protestant that offers scholarships to pre-professional college/university students. The Music Scholars perform solos at the Traditional Service August through May. Our congregation benefits from the special music provided by up and coming college students in their professional pursuit of music. If interested in being considered as a music scholar, contact Dr. Martin (512-787-2269), cell or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us for our Traditional Worship Services at 9:30am. We gather in the sanctuary and worship together every Sunday morning. Come enjoy the worship, fellowship and amazing music displaying our historical pipe organ. For more information, you can call the church office at 830-609-7729 X110.learn more
Adult Discipleship Classes – Sunday School
Join us in “The Well” for our Adult Connection Groups. Different bible study and discussion groups meet every Sunday morning at 9:30 or 10:50. Contact the church office if you have any questions, 830-609-7729 X110 or check our our Adult Connection Groups on this website to get a better look at each of the groups.learn more
Join us for Contemporary Worship in Schumann Hall at 11:00am Sunday mornings. Come worship, fellowship and lift your voices in praise with our praise band, The River’s Edge. Any questions you might have, just give us a call in the church office at 830-609-7729 X110.learn more
WAY FORWARD FORUM with the Church Council
Join us this Sunday at 1:15pm in Schumann Hall for the Way Forward Forum with our Church Council. This will be an informative meeting to convey to everyone the timeline of the pastor search process, to update all on the work being done by the Transition Team, to give an update on the current budget, and …learn more
Band of Brothers Men’s Bible Study
Join us as we dig into the Word the third Tuesday of every month. We usually meet at 6:30pm at 2370 Brittany Grace. For more info on this group, contact Rob Miller at 210*573*5253.learn more