Get Connected – First Presbyterian Church http://fpcsanantonio.org Living to Make Jesus Visible Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:34:54 -0600 en-US hourly 1 Copyright © First Presbyterian Church 2014 blake@coobomedia.com (First Presbyterian Church) blake@coobomedia.com (First Presbyterian Church) Sermons from First Presbyterian San Antonio, Texas 1440 http://fpcsanantonio.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/fpc_rss.jpg First Presbyterian Church http://fpcsanantonio.org 144 144 Sermons from First Presbyterian San Antonio, Texas Living to Make Jesus Visible FPC, San, Antonio, FirstPres, San, Antonio, Trey, Little First Presbyterian Church First Presbyterian Church blake@coobomedia.com no no Youth BBQ, Talent Show, and Silent Auction http://fpcsanantonio.org/youth-bbq-talent-show-and-silent-auction/ Fri, 02 Feb 2018 00:20:12 +0000 http://fpcsanantonio.org/?p=14988 February 25 Come support your youth mission trips at this Youth BBQ Lunch and Talent Show on Sunday, February 25. Enjoy delicious BBQ with all the fixings, while watching talented youth perform, after services (12:15 PM) in Westminster Hall. Go by the McCullough Room from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM to bid on silent auction […]

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February 25

Come support your youth mission trips at this Youth BBQ Lunch and Talent Show on Sunday, February 25. Enjoy delicious BBQ with all the fixings, while watching talented youth perform, after services (12:15 PM) in Westminster Hall. Go by the McCullough Room from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM to bid on silent auction items. Questions? Contact Emily Yergler at emilyy@fpcsat.org or Colton Willis coltonw@fpcsat.org.

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Lenten Reflections http://fpcsanantonio.org/lenten-reflections/ Mon, 29 Jan 2018 21:51:44 +0000 http://fpcsanantonio.org/?p=14965 Lent begins February 14. The 2018 version of Lenten Reflections, our daily devotional booklet during the Lenten season, is now available for viewing or download.

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Lent begins February 14.

The 2018 version of Lenten Reflections, our daily devotional booklet during the Lenten season, is now available for viewing or download.

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College Scholarships Available for 2018-2019 http://fpcsanantonio.org/scholarships-2018/ Sat, 03 Feb 2018 01:15:46 +0000 http://fpcsanantonio.org/?p=14998 Are you headed to or continuing college for the 2018-2019 school year? A native of Texas? In need of financial assistance? Then you may qualify for a Campbell, Jones, or Holland scholarship. Download the scholarships below to learn more and apply. Questions? Contact Lindsay Selli at lindsays@fpcsat.org or 210-271-2758. The deadline to submit an application is April […]

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Are you headed to or continuing college for the 2018-2019 school year? A native of Texas? In need of financial assistance? Then you may qualify for a Campbell, Jones, or Holland scholarship. Download the scholarships below to learn more and apply. Questions? Contact Lindsay Selli at lindsays@fpcsat.org or 210-271-2758. The deadline to submit an application is April 15, 2018. The guidelines for eligibility and the required document submission is noted on the Scholarship form.

Download the Holland Scholarship Form here.

Download the Cambell/Jones Scholarship Form here.

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Pastor’s Bible Study with Rev. Dr. Bob Fuller http://fpcsanantonio.org/pbs-gc/ Fri, 22 Dec 2017 02:44:07 +0000 http://fpcsanantonio.org/?p=14817 Abraham, Sarah, and the God Who Keeps His Promises Thursdays • 9:30 AM • Covenant Hall

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Abraham, Sarah, and the God Who Keeps His Promises
Thursdays • 9:30 AM • Covenant Hall

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Volunteer Opportunities http://fpcsanantonio.org/volunteer-opportunities/ Wed, 20 Jan 2016 18:52:51 +0000 http://fpcsanantonio.org/?p=11477   Are you looking for a way to get involved? Here at FPC, we have many ministry opportunities, for people of all ages and interests!  We believe that God has given each of us gifts, so why not use yours to help further His Kingdom?  It’s also a great way to meet new friends! Check out […]

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Are you looking for a way to get involved? Here at FPC, we have many ministry opportunities, for people of all ages and interests!  We believe that God has given each of us gifts, so why not use yours to help further His Kingdom?  It’s also a great way to meet new friends! Check out our “Volunteer Opportunity” page and sign up!

http://fpcsanantonio.org/serve/volunteer-opportunities/

“Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.”  1 Peter 4:10

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A Message from Ron and Anne Scates http://fpcsanantonio.org/fuller-message-2/ Thu, 04 Jan 2018 02:14:44 +0000 http://fpcsanantonio.org/?p=14851 January 1, 2018 Dear FPC covenant partners and friends, Anne and I, and our entire family, have never felt as loved as we did last Sunday during the wonderful reception you held for us after worship. And we were simply amazed at the generous gifts that you bestowed upon us. It was like Christmas two […]

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January 1, 2018

Dear FPC covenant partners and friends,

Anne and I, and our entire family, have never felt as loved as we did last Sunday during the wonderful reception you held for us after worship. And we were simply amazed at the generous gifts that you bestowed upon us. It was like Christmas two weeks in a row! And we can’t thank you enough for all the kind and encouraging letters, cards, and promises of your prayers……especially as I leave for Jakarta. It is your prayers that will sustain and buoy me for the next 6 months. Come Easter — Lord willing — I will be home for two weeks, so I hope to see many of you then……..and then come July, Anne and I will be in the “Zbinden pew” every Sunday to worship and sit under the powerful preaching of Bob.

You have loved us and discipled us for over 40 years, and we are so grateful to the Lord for His bringing us to FPC…….again, again, and again. Thank you, thank you, thank you…..for who you are…..and for Whose you are. May the Lord bless you mightily in the new year ahead. Be strong in Him.

+Ron and Anne Scates

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Associate Pastor Nominations Update http://fpcsanantonio.org/associate-pastor-nominations-update/ Wed, 29 Nov 2017 02:48:35 +0000 http://fpcsanantonio.org/?p=14702 The Associate Pastor of Christian Education and Discipleship Nominating Committee is meeting regularly and has received several applications. The position description is on our church website and posted on the ECO website. Initial interviews should begin shortly. If you have any recommendations for this position, please contact the Chairman, Sheila Figueroa, at 210-822-4082 or shefig@earthlink.net. […]

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The Associate Pastor of Christian Education and Discipleship Nominating Committee is meeting regularly and has received several applications. The position description is on our church website and posted on the ECO website. Initial interviews should begin shortly. If you have any recommendations for this position, please contact the Chairman, Sheila Figueroa, at 210-822-4082 or shefig@earthlink.net. Please keep our committee in your prayers as God prepares the way: Court Allen, Chuck Bunn, Bobby Byrd, Sheila Figueroa, Ellen Meadows, Sara Parish, and Julie Walthall.

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Outreach Foundation Update http://fpcsanantonio.org/pbs-gc-2/ Thu, 11 Jan 2018 04:24:53 +0000 http://fpcsanantonio.org/?p=14863 January 21 – 9:30 AM – Covenant Hall Ben McCaleb recently made a return trip to the Middle East (Lebanon and Iraq) to survey the work of the Outreach Foundation – one of our mission partners.  He came back in October with wonderful news of the foundation’s work providing food, education and other support to […]

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January 21 – 9:30 AM – Covenant Hall

Ben McCaleb recently made a return trip to the Middle East (Lebanon and Iraq) to survey the work of the Outreach Foundation – one of our mission partners.  He came back in October with wonderful news of the foundation’s work providing food, education and other support to families who have been displaced from their homes because of the war with ISIS. ALL are welcome to hear this presentation.

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House of Prayer Big Event http://fpcsanantonio.org/wednesday-house-prayer/ Wed, 26 Jul 2017 23:26:08 +0000 http://fpcsanantonio.org/?p=13938 Something powerful happens when the body of Christ prays together, and it is happening at First Presbyterian Church of San Antonio. In August we launched our House of Prayer Movement and in the last four months the Lord has blessed us in so many ways. We have heard reports of prayers answered, friendships renewed, hope […]

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Something powerful happens when the body of Christ prays together, and it is happening at First Presbyterian Church of San Antonio. In August we launched our House of Prayer Movement and in the last four months the Lord has blessed us in so many ways. We have heard reports of prayers answered, friendships renewed, hope proclaimed and new connections being made. In both detail and broad brushstrokes, we are seeing the Holy Spirit at work.

The House of Prayer is currently hosting several small gatherings at different locations on Wednesdays. There will be one big House of Prayer Gathering each month in Westminster Hall.  It will be a time for us to pray together, sing together, learn together and spend time together. Come back to this page to find out when our next big gathering will be!

View the January 2018 Big Gathering Lecture – “Seeing God’s Vision—Listening to God’s Voice.”

 

Grace and Peace,
Rev. Dr. Bob Fuller

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A Message from Rev. Fuller http://fpcsanantonio.org/fuller-message/ Mon, 06 Nov 2017 05:07:51 +0000 http://fpcsanantonio.org/?p=14603 November 5, 2017 My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Today, on all Saints Sunday 2017, twenty-five brothers and sisters in Christ left the church militant and joined the glorious church triumphant. Shortly after our own services were over this morning, we received word of a fatal mass shooting at the First Baptist Church in […]

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November 5, 2017

My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Today, on all Saints Sunday 2017, twenty-five brothers and sisters in Christ left the church militant and joined the glorious church triumphant.

Shortly after our own services were over this morning, we received word of a fatal mass shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas (only a few miles from San Antonio). As of the writing of this post, twenty-five people have been confirmed as killed, and approximately thirty people were wounded. Following a chase, the shooter was killed by police and the threat was neutralized.

All of the fatalities are heartbreaking, and each one is personal. My own thoughts keep going back to the pastor of FBC, whose 14 year-old daughter was killed in the massacre. This evening, when I explained what had happened to my own 14 year-old, he asked, “Why does this happen? What are they trying to do? Do they think Christians are just going to go away?”

At this point, we do not know who “they” are, or even if it was just one angry person. If we have read the Bible and have paid any attention to Christian history, then we know that proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ has always carried a risk. At times that risk may seem remote and irrelevant, but as we discovered this morning, it is always present. The darkness hates the light.

And yet, the darkness has not overcome it. Even though our grief is heavy, we remember the words of the Apostle Paul who said,you may not grieve as others do who have no hope, for since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep. (I Thessalonians 4:13-14)  The great American Theologian Jonathan Edwards described it this way:

“Every Christian friend that goes before us from this world, is a ransomed spirit waiting to welcome us in heaven. There will be the infant of days that we have lost below, through grace to be found above; there the Christian father, and mother, and wife, and child, and friend, with whom we shall renew the holy fellowship of the saints, … There we shall have company with the patriarchs and fathers and saints of the Old and New Testaments, and those of whom the world was not worthy, with whom on earth we were only conversant by faith.”

Our Lord Jesus Christ said, In the world you will have tribulation, but take heart; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)  As the funeral liturgy reminds us, we live as people prepared to die, and we die as those prepared to live. In spite of the risks, every Sunday the people of God must continue to stand before the lost, hurting, broken and violent of this world and declare that we are not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of salvation to all who believe. (Romans 1:16)

Grace and peace. I love you. Soli Deo Gloria,

Bob Fuller

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