SUNDAY AND WEEKDAY ACTIVITIES
Sunday School, Adult and Children will be meeting at 10:00 A.M.
Adults will meet in the Library. Children and Youth will meet in the Youth and Children’s Area.
SUNDAY POT LUCK LUNCH
The 4th Sunday of each month, following Sunday Morning Service.
All Members and Guests are invited to attend .
WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY
At 1:00 P.M. Bible Study will be held in the Library. Open to all.
ST. PAUL'S WOMEN'S GUILD
St. Paul's has a small but very active Women's Guild which meets every first Tuesday of the month. The Guild has a short devotional followed by a business meeting. Then they work on their mission project, which for several years has been to sew caps for cancer patients who are going through chemotherapy. The group then tops the day off by going out to eat. Join us!
Our Christmas Eve service of Carols, Communion, and Candlelight will be at 6:30 p.m.
Plan to be at this beautiful service with your family, friends, and church family.
We celebrate open communion. All are welcome.
This is the second Sunday in Advent.
German language service begins at 6:00 p.m. followed by a reception in Fellowship Hall.
Sonntag 9 Dezember 2018, 18:00 Uhr
Interkonfessinelle Lektionen & Lieder auf Deutsch
FREE concert Sunday, December 2, 2018, at 2:00 p.m BLUE CANDLELIGHT MUSIC SERIES PRESENTS “Christmas Spirit Begins” Concert in collaboration with St. Paul's Church. The concert will be free of charge, but donations ($20 suggested) would be appreciated to help defray musicians' costs. https://www.bluecandlelight.org
Christopher McGuire, guitar. American guitarist Christopher McGuire commands the many expressive qualities of the guitar with what one critic called“unselfconscious intensity.” His engaging performance style invites people of all ages to feel they are taking part, not just taking a seat. Audiences and critics on five continents fulfill the prediction by Andrés Segovia that “…he will be appreciated and applauded everywhere.” In his 1981 letter of recommendation, Segovia also said he is “…an artist, sensitive, with perfect technique.” His direct influences are as varied as they come, ranging from private lessons with Maestro Segovia to jam sessions with Stevie Ray Vaughan.* Has performed with some of the great musicians of our time, including Charlie Byrd, Carlos Barbosa-Lima, Bucky Pizzarelli, Howard Alden, Roland Dyens, Carlos Bonell, Karin Schaupp, Robert Guthrie, Van Cliburn Gold Medalist José Feghali and violinist Swang Lin. In October of 2005 Chris shared the stage with the legendary Van Cliburn in a tribute concert for Fort Worth philanthropist Roz Rosenthal. He is currently Artistic Director of the Fort Worth Classic Guitar Society (FWCGS) and the Allegro Guitar Society of Dallas (AGSD).
Haley Sicking, soprano. Hailed by Opera News as “blossoming in real time” with “her creamily sung Rosalinde" and in Brooklyn Discovery for her “Truly bravura performance! Generous and ample so- prano and strong coloratura”, soprano Haley Sicking has thrilled audiences with her ver- satile performances in opera, concert, recital, musical theatre, jazz, and early and con- temporary music. Haley’s recent performances in New York of Rosalinde in Strauss’ die Fledermaus, received great praise and it is quickly becoming one of her signature roles. “As Rosalinde, Haley Sicking is nothing short of a star: a tireless, secure soprano that managed to be both voluminous and flexible. (Parterre box) Voce di meche also wrote: “If the role of Rosalinde could have been better portrayed by anyone but stunning sopra- no Haley Sicking, we have yet to imagine it. Her comedic skills are prodigious and her lusty soprano shone in the Czardas.”Haley made her Carnegie Hall debut in 2016 as a soloist in Rutter’s Requiem and the world premiere of Glasgow’s Requiem. She will be returning to the beautiful hall to per- form the Faure Requiem in May. She has also recently returned from a concert tour in China where she was honored to perform operatic and musical theatre repertoire in 18 different cities. Haley greatly enjoyed her work as Sophie, in the trio from Der Rosenkavalier with the Dallas Opera this past weekend, and will perform several concerts throughout December, including the Vaughan Williams Hodie, a Holiday Gala, and the Credo Holiday Concert with the Texas Boys Choir. She is also currently preparing for her work on Manon with the Dallas Opera, and A Night at the Met gala concert, with the Corpus Christi Symphony.Haley has been a soprano soloist with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Abilene Philhar- monic, and New England Symphony Orchestra in such scenes as Rosalinde, from Die Fledermaus, by Strauss, Hanna Glawari, from The Merry Widow, by Franz Lehár, Mari- etta, from The Italian Street Song, by Victor Herber, and many others.BHaley has performed leading opera roles such as: Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus (German and English), Pamina in Die Zauberflöte; oJuliette in Roméo et Julietter; Fanny in La Cam- biale di Matrimonio; and Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Haley has also per- formed partial roles as Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, Liù in nTurandot, Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte , Amina in La Sonnambula, Lakmé in aLakmén, Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi, Dora- bella in Così fan tutte, and dVioletta in La Traviata.Some of Haley’s work with Professional ensembles and choruses, as well as Oratorio work includes: Haydn’s The Creation, Bach’s B minor mass, Faure’s Requiem, Handel’sMessiah, Haydn’s Theresianmesse, Mendelssohn’s Saint Paul, Rutter’s Requiem, Dubois’The Seven Last Words of Christ, Mozart’s Exsultate Jubilate, O’Regan’s The Ecstasies Above, Poulenc’s Tristis Vinea Electa, Saint-Saens’s Christmas Oratorio, Mahler’s Ich bin der Welt - abhanden gekommen and Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music.
Baya Kakouberi, piano. Daredjan Baya Kakouberi, pianist, hailed as a “treat to watch and hear”, was born in Tbilisi, Georgia, and made her debut at the age of eleven. After graduating from Tbilisi Special School of Music for the Talented and Gifted, she entered the Moscow Conservatory, where she continued her studies on the Master’s and Doctoral levels under the tutelage of professor Sergei Dorenski, and Tchaikovsky Competition Gold Medalist, Vladimir Krainev. In 2009, she collaborated with violinist Gary Levinson in the recording of the complete sonatas for piano and violin by Beethoven. The project was spearheaded by the Classical Music Recording Foundation. The four CD set was released in 2012. Ms. Kakouberi has appeared as a soloist with orchestras in Moscow, Georgia, Armenia, Latvia, Italy and the United States. As a chamber performer Ms. Kakouberi made her debut at Carnegie Weill Recital Hall in New York in February 2002. Ms. Kakouberi returned to that venue in a scheduled appearance on the CMRF annual gala concert in the fall of 2011 at Weill Hall. Noted as an outstanding chamber music artist, Ms. Kakouberi is the Artistic Director of the Blue Candlelight Music Series in Dallas, Texas, where she enjoys collaboration with internationally renowned artists. She has appeared multiple times at the Music in the Mountains Festival in Durango, CO, where she was also a frequent soloist. She is a household name at the major venues in North Texas, such as the University of North Texas in Denton, TX, the Dallas Museum of Art and the Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts where she has appeared as a concerto soloist.
Hope to See You There!
Please RSVP by calling the Church office at 214 368-7788.
Voces Intimae: The art of Song
invites you to enjoy the Fall Liederabend
Voces Intimae: The art of Song
in savoring your favorite art songs at a fun Oktoberfest celebration.
The Fall Liederabend begins at 2:30 PM on Sunday, November 4, 2018 in the church sanctuary and will be performed by high school, college and university voice students. The accompanist is renown pianist Julian Reed.
Vacation Bible was held each evening at 6:00 p.m. Dinner was provided followed by programs for youth of all ages as well as adults.