Church Music

Church Music

The Music Ministry at St. Paul exists to glorify God! Our music program is designed to focus on God’s saving acts, the stewardship of God’s gift of music and providing ways for people to develop and use these musical gifts in worship. We are grateful for the abundance of willing people who share their musical gifts with us: St. Paul members and others who are interested in participating in one of our music ministry areas, as well as University students who are worshiping with us and making St. Paul their home as they pursue studies in the Austin area.

Please contact the Minister of Music if you are interested in participating or would like more information.

Church music staff:
Minister of Music: Kathy Achterberg (
Handbell Directors: Margie Pacey ( and Theresa Watson
School Choir Directors: Kathy Achterberg and Margie Pacey

The Adult Choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings, leads worship for festival services and sings for worship 3 to 4 times a month from September through May.

The Handbell Choir rehearses weekly from September through May and plays for worship services 1 to 2 times a month.

The Brass Choir rehearses weekly on Wednesdays and plays for worship services 1 to 2 times a month and for festival service.

The Wind Ensemble rehearses and plays several times a year.

The Children’s Choirs are students who attend St. Paul Lutheran School where all the students participate in our choral music program.

The Family Choir rehearses during December and sings for the early Christmas Eve service.

A variety of Soloists and Ensembles provide vocal, instrumental, piano and organ music throughout the year, most often in the summer months, arranged by the Minister of Music.

School Piano and voice lessons are available to our young people with private instructors.

St. Paul hosts Concerts and Touring Musical Groups several times a year.

Other Music Opportunities at St. Paul include singing and caroling for shut-ins, Christmas caroling on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, the Old Fashioned Christmas Dinner, the Wimberley Trail of Lights.

The Otto Hofmann Pipe Organ of St. Paul is used to lead the worship services. The organ was built in 1967. For a list of the stops, click here.

Church Music and Theology workshops are hosted by St. Paul periodically.