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March 27 Update from Rev. Dr. Bob Fuller

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March 27, 2020 Congregation Announcement

This Sunday we will have a new “look” to our digital worship service. We are all having to adapt to the changing circumstances of the COVID-19 season, and our Sunday service will be adapting as well.

This week you will see a change from the previous two Sundays. This Sunday’s worship service will be presented using pre-recorded musical elements from our sanctuary combined with elements presented remotely from the “home studios” of each leader.

The service will continue to be posted at 11:00 Sunday morning on fpcsanantonio.org/media. We are rapidly expanding our capabilities and are working hard to present a service that gives honor and glory to Christ, connects our community and continues FPC’s pursuit of excellence. Thanks be to God for giving us the resources and the spirit to adapt to new challenges as they arise. Please keep our staff and their families in your prayers even as you continue to reach out to and pray for our covenant partners.

Grace and peace,
Bob Fuller
Senior Pastor


God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling. Selah – Psalm 46:1-3


Worship:

We will broadcast a weekly digital worship service through the end of April, including Holy Week and Easter Sunday. This service will air at 11:00 Sunday mornings from fpcsanantonio.org, the FPC app and our FPC Facebook Page. Video recordings of the services and audio podcasts of the sermons will also be available through these platforms.

Memorial Services and Weddings:

Following CDC guidelines, we will perform only private services of 50 in attendance or less. Arrangements will be made in consultation with the Pastoral staff. Public services to be scheduled at the resolution of the pandemic.

Church Events:

The church facility will be closed through the end of April for all activities, meeting and events. We are moving to cancel all outside events through the end of April. KRL and Loaves & Fishes activities have been transferred to CAM.

If committee meetings are necessary, they should occur virtually. As much as possible, we will encourage and equip Bible study groups to meet virtually with pre-recorded video resources and posted materials.

While the FPC Children’s Center will largely continue to follow SAISD closures, future communications and decisions will be in consultation with Senior Staff prior to communication with parents.

Regular business operations will continue.

We will continue to receive mail, make deposits, pay bills and pay payroll, however, most of the work will happen remotely. We encourage covenant partners to continue to tithe and to download our church app for ease in doing so.

Although the facility will be closed, the Pastors, Senior Staff and Program Staff may be reached by cell phone or email. A receptionist will be available to receive and direct calls to the church from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Communications:

The communications plan will include communicating hope, a plan for worship, equipping families, and a plan for how we will care for both our congregation and our community. We will communicate information promptly through fpcsanantonio.org, the FPC app, our FPC social media pages (Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter), email and U.S. postal service.

Prayer:

Throughout this crisis, we will be a praying church. We need to pray not only for ourselves, but for those most at risk in this crisis.

I propose that wherever you are, at noon each day, we hold a prayer vigil. Stop and take a few minutes to pray for our families, our covenant partners, our friends and neighbors, our city, and especially our leaders. We should pray for health, for guidance, for clarity for our leaders, and especially for a cure and relief from the sickness. Most of all we should continue to pray for courage and patience as we trust in the Lord‘s healing.

Covenant Partnership:

When we joined our new denomination we gave up our old understanding of the word “member” and adopted the designation of “Covenant Partner.” The implication of the change is that we are bound together as a church, not to be served personally, but to serve our Lord, one another and our neighbors. It is your responsibility as a Covenant Partner to stay informed. Now is the time for us all to embrace the real meaning of covenant partnership by heeding the precautions of the Session and seizing the possibilities to serve in new ways.


Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. – Isaiah 41:10

New Podcasts for Encouragement

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Bob’s No Fear Podcast

New Episodes Release Tuesday & Thursdays
We all need grace and encouragement in times like this. To share the good news of Jesus Christ in anxious times, Sr. Pastor Bob Fuller will be sharing a message of hope and victory through the “No Fear”podcast on our FPC San Antonio channel. In this upbeat broadcast, he will share a short devotional passage and report on important news related to the FPC community.  The podcast will be posted each Tuesday and Thursday.

Mitchell & Callan’s “Scripture & Song” Podcast

On the same FPC San Antonio podcast channel, Pastor Mitchell Moore and Contemporary Worship Leader Callan Brown will also be recording short scripture and song reflections to encourage us.

Please listen, subscribe, and share God’s promises of strength and comfort!
*To receive notifications when new episodes (sermons, classes, devotions, etc.) become available you will need to subscribe to our channel through your selected podcast app or iTunes.

Listen on Apple Podcast App   Listen on Spotify

SA Stories Podcast

SA Stories is an interview collection of San Antonio leaders who serve our city with great personal cost. SA Stories will shape leaders and emerging leaders in San Antonio through providing a window into the personal leadership journey of person and each story will spur sacrificial love for the welfare of the city.

Listen and Subscribe to SA Stories

FPC COVID Outreach

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It will be our central location for updates on where, when, and how you can serve during this time in our city. During this season we are centralizing all collaborative care for our neighbors and neighborhood (KRL and Loaves & Fishes) through our ministry partner, CAM.
Contact Lindsay Selli at lindsays@fpcsat.org for more information.

Daily Noon Prayer

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Throughout this crisis, we will be a praying church. We need to pray not only for ourselves, but for those most at risk in this crisis.

I propose that wherever you are, at noon each day, we hold a prayer vigil. Stop and take a few minutes to pray for our families, our covenant partners, our friends and neighbors, our city, and especially our leaders. We should pray for health, for guidance, for clarity for our leaders, and especially for a cure and relief from the sickness. Most of all we should continue to pray for courage and patience as we trust in the Lord‘s healing.

-Rev. Dr. Bob Fuller, Senior Pastor

24 Hours of Prayer for the City

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Pray with us for 30 minutes on Tuesday, March 24

We are one of 40 churches in San Antonio participating in the “Seek God for the City 2020” prayer movement. Each church has been assigned one day to pray for 24 hours. We have committed to cover 24 hours praying on Tuesday, March 24th.

There are two slots per 30 minutes, beginning at 12:00 AM and ending at 11:59 PM. Sign up for a 30 minute slot and pray in your location of choice with a provided *prayer guide.  

Sign Up to Pray

*The prayer guide is being updated with current city prayer needs and will be emailed to those who sign up.

For more info on the “Seek God for the City 2020” prayer movement and devotion visit fpcsanantonio.org/pray40.

Mission Opportunities

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Support the KRL with Donations

The Kingdom Restoration Lab (KRL) at FPC has been able to serve nearly 500 people since it opened in January 2019, and continues to bring hope and restoration to our neighbors.

Help fill the food and clothing pantries with necessities for our under-resourced neighbors in their journey to becoming self-sufficient:

Snack Kit Needs: 8 oz Bottles of Water
Hygiene Kit Needs: Men’s Deodorant (priority), Women’s Deodorant, Hair Brushes, Razors
Clothing Needs: Gloves, Beanies, Men’s Socks, Men’s Jeans, Gently Used Men’s Running Shoes

An Amazon wish list has been created by our partner, SA Hope Center;  Click HERE for the list and to make a purchase. All of the items that you purchase from the Amazon wish list will be shipped directly to the KRL.


Volunteer with YoungLives

YoungLives, a ministry to teen moms and their babies, is in need of mentors, leaders, childcare, meals, drivers and committee members. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer on Tuesday afternoons in the Student Center or would like to know more about this ministry, please contact Christina Via at 678-993-6146.


Loaves & Fishes

Saturday | March 21 | 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM | Student Center
Loaves and Fishes is our monthly opportunity to welcome our under-resourced neighbors for lunch where they will be fed physically and spiritually. We meet in the Student Center on the third Saturday of each month. From 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM, we begin with orientation and then participate in Loaves and Fishes. We have teams for set up, serving, showers, and clean up and we hope all participants will join our guests for a meal around a table.


Habitat for Humanity Cluster Build

Saturdays | Feb. 8 – Apr. 4
FPC is one of 15+ local Presbyterian Churches making up the Presbyterian Cluster. In 2020, the Cluster will sponsor, fund and build our 25th Habitat home. We are seeking volunteers for the build, beginning Feb. 8 and running each Saturday through April 4. No experience or special skills required! For more information contact Fred Wall at 210-887-2434 or fredkwall@aol.com.


Living Waters Mexico Mission Trips Spring 2020

May 9-17 | Leona Vicario, Mexico
FPC will be working, through Living Waters for the World, to provide access to clean water in the Yucatan over the next year. The clean water system build and installation mission trip is scheduled for May 9 – 17 in Leona Vicario, a small town 25 miles inland from Cancun.  The team roster for this mission trip is being formed and has spots available. Visit fpcsanantonio.org/mission-trips or email lindsays@fpcsat.org for more information and to apply for the team.


SA Heals Serving Opportunities

SA Heals is a ministry on the East Side of San Antonio which works with families and children in the neighborhood around Washington Elementary School. There are several opportunities to serve with the children just minutes away from FPC, through their Reading Buddies Program, volunteering as a Lunch Buddy, and more. Please contact Lindsay Selli (lindsays@fpcsat.org) for more information about ways to serve, and training opportunities.

Volunteer Opportunities

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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!

https://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

College Scholarships Available for 2020-21

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Are you headed to or continuing college for the 2020-2021 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 March 15, 2020. 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.

Spring 2020 Ministry Guide

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Welcome Home to FPC for Spring 2020

The spring semester is about to begin with Sunday school classes, Bible Studies, programs and many more ways to get connected at FPC.

Our mission is to glorify God as we continue to Love Jesus Christ, Love One Another, and Love the City. We offer three regular worship services in addition to Sunday school classes for kids, youth and adults of all ages.

Our children and youth students have Sunday school classes (based on age and grade) during the 9:30 hour as they dive deep into God’s Word and enjoy fellowship with one another. Additionally, we have several different adult Sunday school classes to choose from, discussing different topics and books of the Bible that will engage adults of all ages in deep learning, fruitful discussion, and meaningful engagement with one another.

We look forward to seeing you this spring at FPC! Visit the ministry pages or download the Spring 2020 Ministry Guide for the updated spring information and detailed class offerings.