301 North 7th Street • Saint Joseph, MO 64501

to the First Presbyterian Church Website. As you browse through our website you will come to see that we are a community of people journeying with and toward Jesus Christ. We are a diverse group from many walks of life. We don't think we have all the answers, but we believe we are asking some of the right questions. On this journey we worship, share meals, reach out to the lonely and oppressed, learn about God and each other, love art and music, care for children and youth, and seek to walk humbly with our God. Why not join us on our journey?

Worship 10:30 am
Adult Bible Study 9:15 am
Pastor Krista Kiger

Don't forget about
First Thursday Noon Concerts.

FPC Office Hours:
Tuesday - Thursday
9:30am-3:30pm
(Closed Monday and Friday)

Announcements

Aug 10: Presbyguys 11:15 - Building & Grounds Team 12

Aug 12: Paint Fellowship Hall 9

Aug 13: Adult Study 9:15 - Worship 10:30 - Followed by Stewardship Ministry Team (Library)

Aug 15: Finance Team 11 - Invitation & Discipleship Team @ Panera's 5:30

Aug 16: Bible Study 10:30

Aug 17: Newsletter Info Deadline - Presbyguys 11:15

Aug 18: Open Door Food Kitchen: Cook 8:30 ... Serve 11:15

Aug 20: Adult Study 9:15 - Worship 10:30 - Followed by Birthday Celebration for Judy Trout

Aug 21: Church Closed - Enjoy the Total Eclipse of the Sun!

Aug 22: Open Door Food Kitchen: Cook 8:30 ... Serve 11:15 - Session 7

Aug 23: Bible Study 10:30

Aug 24: Presbyguys 11:15

First Presbyterian Church in Saint Joseph, Mo. is seeking to fill music ministry vacancies:

- Director of Music / Conductor of Sanctuary Choir
- Organist / Pianist
- Director of Handbell Choir

These positions are all part-time. The intention is to hire one or two individuals, combining responsibilities and job titles wherever possible based on the expertise and ability of candidates. The primary responsibilities of these positions:

- Director of Music / Conductor of Sanctuary Choir

- Regularly meet with pastor and church leadership to discuss music and worship
- Select music for worship
- Rehearse and conduct the Sanctuary Choir
- Recruit musicians for special music and special events
- Recruit and manage area students (primarily college-age) involved in the Sanctuary Choir.s Student Chorister program
- Manage First Presbyterian.s First Thursday Noontime Concert series
- Create and lead other ensembles (e.g., Children.s Choir) as need and congregation grows
- Oversee regular maintenance and tuning of instruments
- Administer other aspects of the music ministry

- Organist / Pianist

- Play piano and organ for worship services
- Play piano and organ for rehearsals for choir and other events

- Director of Handbell Choir

- Select repertoire for Handbell Choir
- Rehearse and conduct the Handbell Choir

Requirements:

- Educational or professional background in music
- Experience related to pertinent primary responsibilities
- Commitment to continuing the excellence and integrity of music and liturgy at First Presbyterian Church
- Honoring classical music and traditional hymns, while being open to new music, especially world music and more recent selections found in the new Glory to God hymnal
- Enthusiastically support and live out the mission of First Presbyterian Church

Desired:

Undergraduate or Graduate degree in a musical field directly related to the position.
Significant prior experience in similar positions.

First Presbyterian Church is committed to 'holding forth the word of life' (Philippians 2:16) so that we and future generations may grow, flourish and experience the love of God through Jesus Christ. We are a community of people journeying with and toward Jesus Christ. We are a diverse group from many walks of life. We don't think we have all the answers, but we believe we are asking some of the right questions. On this journey we worship, share meals, reach out to the lonely and oppressed, learn about God and each other, love art and music, care for children and youth, and seek to walk humbly with our God. Why not join us on our journey?

For more information, please email: fpchurchoffice@att.net or call 816-232-3358. Leave a message if outside of office hours (Tuesday through Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)

To apply, please send a letter of application and resume/CV to: fpchurchoffice@att.net