Offertory Information

Offertory Guidelines

posted Jun 30, 2011, 2:22 PM by Music First Presbyterian Church of San Antonio   [ updated Jun 30, 2011, 2:22 PM ]

As Jae talks with you concerning offertory solos, please keep in mind the following procedures and resources we have to offer –


1. Music selection – As you consider your choice of solo, we have a couple of resources I would like you to look at.

a. The sermon series/scripture readings. I usually have the sermon title and the scripture texts a few months in advance. Jae can supply you with these as well.  We will also maintain that information in the section below as it becomes available.  While it is not always possible to find a “direct” match to the scripture/sermon, it might stir your thinking about a piece in your solo repertoire that would complement the thrust/theme of the service.

b. We now have a reference guide for solo music listed in Biblical order. Again, this might stir your thinking about a solo in your library. I would be glad to order a new piece if you want to explore one of their recommendations. However, you will need to request a piece at least 1 month in advance of your date to allow time for shipping. Again, Jae will keep the copy of the reference guide in his office if you want to look through it.

c. Liturgical Season – when you can’t find a match to the scripture, consider the liturgical season in which you will sing your solo. Also, remember special days such as Pentecost, Christ the King Sunday, etc.

d. Generic is OK. When in doubt, “generic” solos work great.  Using generic texts (such as Psalms) will work just fine. Also, oratorio/cantata literature and hymn settings often fit most occasions. The main thing I want you to do is to consider the text as much as the music when you make your selections. If Jae or I can be a resource, please do not hesitate to ask.


2. Turning in Music and Texts – When you are scheduled for a solo, Jae will need to get a copy of your music/text a week and a half ahead of the time you will sing. In other words, give Jae your music TWO Wednesdays before you sing. For instance, If you are singing on March 13, you would need to turn in your solo by Wednesday, March 2. This is critical to getting the text submitted in a timely manner for our bulletin.


3. Scheduling/Rehearsals – Jae will your solo/offertory date, as well as arrange for a rehearsal time with you. He is also a resource for the materials mentioned above.

Sermon Schedule

posted Jun 29, 2011, 10:40 PM by Music First Presbyterian Church of San Antonio   [ updated May 3, 2012, 7:53 AM ]

Preaching Schedule
January 2012 - February 10, 2013
revised 5/2/12

Date Text Title Sermon Series
1-Jan Col 1:1-14  (vs. 13 & 14) "Praying at First"
8-Jan Col 1:15-20 "Christ @ First" First Things @ First
15-Jan Col 1:24 - 2:7 "The Word @ First" First Things @ First
22-Jan Col 2:8-23 "Alive @ First" First Things @ First
29-Jan Col 3:1-11 "New @ First" First Things @ First
5-Feb Col 3:12-17 "Clothing @ First" First Things @ First
12-Feb Col 3:18 - 4:1 "Serving @ First" First Things @ First
19-Feb Col 4 :2-6 "Opportunities @ First" First Things @ First
22-Feb Communion    
26-Feb John 1:1-18 Gospel Integration 40 Days of Value
4-Mar 1 Cor. 9:24-27 Gracious Dedication 40 Days of Value
11-Mar Luke 10:25-37 Spontaneous Compassion 40 Days of Value
18-Mar Proverbs 22:6 Family Education 40 Days of Value
25-Mar Eph 3:14-21 Hands on Mission 40 Days of Value
1-Apr Matt. 21:1-11 City Transformation 40 Days of Value
5-Apr Communion    
8-Apr Matt.28:1-10 Easter - "Value Added" 6:45; 8:00; 9:30; 11; cws @ 10:45
15-Apr John 20:10-18 "Mary" Witnesses to the Resurrection
22-Apr John 20:24-39 "Thomas" Witnesses to the Resurrection
29-Apr Luke 24:1-8 "Two Men" Witnesses to the Resurrection
6-May John 21:1-14 "The Disciples" Witnesses to the Resurrection
13-May Acts 1:1-11 "Witness Protection Program" Living Under the Influence
20-May Acts 1:12-26 "How Do You Decide?" Living Under the Influence
27-May Acts 2:1-13 "Living Under the Influence" Living Under the Influence
3-Jun Acts 2:42-47   Living Under the Influence
10-Jun Acts 3:1-10   Living Under the Influence
17-Jun Acts 4:1-12   Living Under the Influence
24-Jun Acts 5:1-11   Living Under the Influence
      Living Under the Influence
1-Jul Acts 6:1-7   Living Under the Influence
8-Jul Acts 8:1-3; 26-40   Living Under the Influence
15-Jul Acts 9:1-18   Living Under the Influence
22-Jul Acts 10:1-16; 44-48   Living Under the Influence
29-Jul Acts 11:19-30   Living Under the Influence
      Living Under the Influence
Date Text Title Sermon Series
5-Aug Acts 12:25 - 13:3   Living Under the Influence
12-Aug Acts 13:13-52   Living Under the Influence
19-Aug Acts 14:8-20   Living Under the Influence
26-Aug Acts 15:1-21   Living Under the Influence
2-Sep Pastor chooses text Ted Wardlaw-Austin Seminary Living Under the Influence
9-Sep Eph 3:14-20 "At the Core" Vision @ First
16-Sep Acts 2:42-47 "Devotion is the Notion" Vision @ First
23-Sep 1 Cor 12:4-14 "Take a Picture Vision @ First
30-Sep Matt 28:16-20 "Defining Moments Vision @ First
7-Oct Romans 12:1-8 "Transformers" Vision @ First
21-Oct     Children's Sunday
4-Nov Hebrews 12:1-3 "It's Polite to Stare"  
11-Nov Acts 16:1-10   Marathon; Women's retreat
18-Nov Acts 17:1-15    
25-Nov Acts 18 - 19    
2-Dec Isaiah 9:6 "Wonderful Counselor" What's in a Name?
9-Dec Isaiah 9:6 "Mighty God" What's in a Name?
16-Dec Isaiah 9:6 "Everlasting Father" What's in a Name?
23-Dec Isaiah 9:6 "Prince of Peace" What's in a Name?
24-Dec Isaiah 9:6 "Jesus - Emmanuel" What's in a Name?
30-Dec Acts 20:1-16    
6-Jan Acts 21:1-16    
13-Jan Acts 21:17-22    
20-Jan Acts 23:1-11    
27-Jan Acts 23:12-22    
3-Feb Acts 25 - 26    
10-Feb Acts 27 - 28    
Preaching Schedule
January 2012 - February 10, 2013
revised 5/2/12

Offertory Schedule

posted Jun 29, 2011, 10:38 PM by Music First Presbyterian Church of San Antonio

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