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175th Anniversary Celebration

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FPC 175TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Saturday & Sunday, October 23-24 |

Sanctuary, Westminster Hall, McCullough Room and Courtyard

Join us for one combined service at 10:00 AM Sunday in the Sanctuary as we all gather together for worship and celebration of our 175th year of Loving Christ, Loving One Another, and Loving our City, featuring special guest speaker, Dr. Ligon Duncan. The service will be followed by a time of fellowship. Due to the combined service, there will be no Sunday School or 9:00 AM Traditional worship service that day. The weekend also includes two special discussions with Dr. Duncan, Saturday in Covenant Hall and Sunday in the Sanctuary, both from 4:00-6:00 PM.

NOTICE: Upcoming Sunday Services Changes

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Beginning Tuesday, October 26 through mid-November, the flooring is being replaced in Westminster Hall. Please note the modified Sunday Services schedule during that time:

Sunday, Oct. 24: 10:00 AM Combined Service in Sanctuary for 175th Anniversary Celebration (No 9:00 AM or 11:00 Services)

Sunday, Oct. 31: 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM Traditional Worship only – Celebration Services for the new FPC hymnal. No 11:02 Service.

Sunday, Nov. 7: 9:00 AM Traditional Service & 11:02 Contemporary Service in Sanctuary. No 11:00 AM Traditional Service.

Sunday, Nov. 14*: 9:00 AM Traditional Service & 11:02 Contemporary Service in Sanctuary. No 11:00 AM Traditional Service.

*If necessary

Worship & Rejoice Hymnal Donations

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Remember & Honor Loved Ones with the gift of a “Worship and Rejoice Hymnal”

We are now receiving donations to purchase the new “Worship and Rejoice Hymnal” for FPC. For details and donation forms, please use the link below to be directed to our hymnal webpage where you can read more about making your donation. Hardcopy versions of the donation form can also be found in the church lobby.

“Worship & Rejoice” Hymnal

Samaritan’s Purse Shoebox Ministry

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Annual Shoebox Sunday

Return by November 14

FPC 2021 goal is: 300 boxes

Bless children around the world with the gift of Christmas this year by participating in the Samaritan’s Purse Shoebox Ministry. Pick up a box after service in the Narthex or Ave E entrance, follow instructions inside, and return it to the same place in the drop-off bin along with the $9 for shipping by November 14. For more information, please contact Rozlyn Miller at rozlynm@fpcsat.org

Fall 2021 Ministry Guide

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Welcome Home to FPC for Fall 2021

Check out our new Fall Ministry Guide with a complete lineup of activities, events and offerings for you to be a part of!

WOC Fall Legacy Luncheon

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WOC FALL Legacy LUNCHEON

Monday, October 25 | 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM | Westminster Hall

Join us for our annual Women of the Church Fall Legacy Luncheon. Our keynote speaker this year will be former U.S. Ambassador and author Sichan Siv, who will share his inspiring story and remarkable life. The price for the luncheon is $25, cash, check or credit card. Payment is your reservation. To RSVP, click link below. Or you can send payment to Lellen Lane, 268 Geneseo Road, 78209, or Kim Smith, #3 Waldenshire, 78209.

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Memorial Receptions Support

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Memorial Receptions Support

Friday, October 15 – Tuesday, November 30 

All women of the church are invited to join Circle 18 Circle of Concern. Members of this group of women help set up, serve, and clean up after memorial receptions held after most of the memorial services at the church. Participation in this service is a wonderful way to show your love and support for members of our church, their families, and friends who are grieving the loss of a loved one.

You can volunteer for any amount of service that your schedule allows.

Contact Char An Witten at (210) 341-1856, or Pat Brodeen at (210) 383-3083, for more information.

Covid Response Letter from Session, August 20, 2021

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Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

In the most recent meeting of the Session, the Elders of the church appointed a special commission to examine the current state of the epidemic in our community and recommend action for the church.

The commission reviewed the protocols and discussed options available to us at this time in light of current numbers, medical data, and community practice. Rev. Dr. Bob Fuller chaired the committee and Lady Romano, Dirk DeKoch and Tripp Stuart were present. Walter Walthall could not be present but sent in his suggestions by email.

After due consideration, the Session approved the following recommendations:

  1. Encourage that all members who are medically cleared to do so, be vaccinated. Encourage a third shot (booster) for those for whom it is recommended.
  2. Encourage those that feel sick and/or have fevers from any cause to stay at home and worship online. Members should be aware that currently some covid cases present as allergies or sinus trouble, and those suffering from these symptoms are encouraged to stay home and be tested if necessary.
  3. Encourage those who desire to wear a mask at church to by all means wear one.
  4. Encourage everyone to appropriately socially distance but to nevertheless spiritually draw near to one another.
  5. Continue to encourage both groups (the masked and the unmasked) to display mutual forbearance and love.

The Session agreed that the Children’s Center guidelines are independent of the Congregational guidelines and need not be identical. Should the Children’s Center decide that they need to close, they will consult the Session. Other changes and adjustments will be made by the Children’s Center Committee without need for Session approval.

As the church continues to navigate the situation, we challenge one another to take seriously the admonitions of Philippians 2:3b-4, which says

3b … In humility count others more significant than yourselves. 4Let each of you

look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.

Philippians 2:3b–4 (ESV)

Such consideration is critical as we fulfill our mission to “love one another” even as we “love Christ” and “love the city.”

On behalf of the Session, grace and peace,

 

Bob Fuller                                                                            Dr. Tripp Stuart

Senior Pastor and Moderator of Session                             Clerk of Session

Sunday Cookie Bakers

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Calling all Bakers!

We are again offering home-baked cookies during our Sunday Fellowship time and need your help to ensure we have enough each week for all to enjoy. Please consider signing up for one or more days in the coming months.

Our hospitality reflects the hospitality of God who embraces all people with love and grace. Your delicious cookies can bless someone’s Sunday and make them feel welcome to the FPC family.

Help us Love One Another!

Sign Up to BAKE!

Don’t forget to be kind to strangers, for some who have done this have entertained angels without realizing it! – Hebrews 13:2

Ordination Service for Alex Solorio

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THIS Saturday, Oct. 9 | 1:00-2:00 PM | FPC Sanctuary

Join us this Saturday, for a special ordination service where we will induct our own Alex Solorio as Assistant Pastor at FPC! A reception will occur immediately afterward in Westminster Hall.