Music Notes

About the Music Director

Paula (Stamborski) Steinert has been involved in church music since the age of 9. She comes to St. John's with over 40 years of professional musical experience in the Oshkosh and Fox Valley areas and has a background as a vocal soloist, choral singer, choral director, handbell choir member and director, organist/pianist, wedding and funeral soloist and accompanist, vocal teacher and coach. 

Throughout high school and college, she was also an active violinist and guitarist. Past and current vocal and instrumental groups Paula has participated in include Oshkosh North High School, UW-Oshkosh, University of Southern Mississippi-Hattiesburg, Green Lake Festival of Music, Green Lake Festival of Music Touring Choir, Oshkosh Symphony, Fox Valley Symphony, independent string quartets and madrigal groups, White Heron Chorale, Encore!, Oshkosh Chamber Singers. 

Paula also currently directs the Oshkosh Seniors' Center Golden Tones Chorus, a 4-part choral group that performs throughout the year for assisted living facilities, nursing homes, various community events and special concerts at the Center. She is also a frequent soloist at facilities and community events throughout the Fox Valley area. She continues to teach and coach private voice and keyboard students of all ages. Contact Paula @  920-410-2253 with questions. 

St. John's Music Ministry Schedule

Rehearsal & Date Schedule


Sun. Dec. 2 -10:15am Sheila Witt, violin

Dec. 3 - Voices of Hope rehearsal, 4pm

Dec. 6 - Agape Singers rehearsal, 6pm

Sun. Dec. 9 - Oshkosh North Madrigals during prelude (10 am) @ 10:15 am worship; Agape Singers

Dec. 10 - Voices of Hope rehearsal, 4pm

Sun. Dec. 16 - Sunday School Children & Voices of Hope @ 10:15 am worship

Agape Singers' Rehearsal, 11:30 am

Dec. 20 - Open Rehearsal time for Christmas Eve music, 6:30 pm

Sun. Dec. 23 - Paula Steinert, vocal solo @ 10:15 am worship Open Rehearsal time for Christmas Eve music, 11:30 am

Dec. 24 - 5:00 pm Candlelight & Communion Worship w/Hailey Fox, Trevor Fenrich, solos; Agape Singers; Tammy & Reannlyn Stanchik, duet

Dec. 24 - 7pm Candlelight & Communion Worship w/Ben Gordon, Trumpet, Paula Flanner-flute, Paula Steinert & Rick Werner-vocal solos

Sun.Dec. 30 - Christmas Carol Sing! @ 10:15 am worship 

Any of the above rehearsal times are subject to change depending on singers' work schedules.

Music opportunities abound at St. John's.  "Agape Singers" is our adult choir (teens and young adults of course welcome!) that sings choral anthems in harmony. Rehearsals are held weekly on Thursdays, usually at 6:30 pm(check calendar). The singers also participate in additional worship services during special seasons of the church year.  "Voices of Hope" is our special needs choir open to older youth and adults and they joyously rehearse on Mondays at 4:00 pm(check calendar), providing music at least once a month for Sunday worship.  

There are numerous opportunities for solo vocalists and instrumentalists to participate in worship at St. John's and current members who play violin, baritone and flute participate often either by themselves or accompanying other soloists and/or the choir. Guest vocalists, instrumentalists and ensembles from the community also offer their talents for worship at St. John's on a frequent basis. 

Sunday School students and teens have opportunities to offer their musical talents for worship during the Christmas and Lenten/ Easter seasons and other times throughout the year.  This is a re-developing ministry at St. John's and new growth and participation is eagerly anticipated.

St. John's is blessed to have a full 3-octave handbell set and while there is not an active handbell choir at present, this music ministry can be explored if there is sufficient interest. 

Please feel free to contact Paula Steinert, Music Director (920-410-2253) if you are interested in more information on any of musical opportunities at St. John's!

Contact Us

Community Music Calendar:



Oshkosh Chamber Singers Lessons & Carols Concert - Sat. December 15 4:00 pm OR 7:30 pm - Trinity Episcopal Church (downtown Oshkosh)

Tickets $15 in advance or $20 at the door

Annual event featuring scripture readings of the Christmas story, choral pieces, soloists, brass, organ and audience Christmas carols!

Oshkosh Community Band Christmas Carol Sing @ the Grand Sun. December 16, 7:00 pm w/Oshkosh North, Oshkosh West and Oshkosh Lourdes Madrigal Groups - Concert is FREE but donations accepted.   

If you know of a special musical event or concert you would like mentioned on this page, please let me know!  

God Bless - Paula Steinert, Director of Music