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Reunion – Online Services Only in July

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Online Services Only in July

We cannot wait to be REUNITED face to face. Unfortunately, in light of the warning issued by the City of San Antonio on Saturday, June 27, and because one of our Pastoral staff has tested positive for Covid-19, we are minimizing the number of people at 4th and Alamo for the month of July. We encourage you to join us for our VIRTUAL worship services at 9:00 am and at 11:00 am. There will be no services offered onsite during July. Thank you in advance for Loving One Another during these unexpected circumstances.

Worship with FPC Virtually:

9:00 AM – Traditional Service Live Online
10:00 AM – Designated Online Sunday School Hour for Adults, Youth, & Children – See the Adult Bible Studies page or Youth Sunday School page for class specific information.
11:02 AM – Contemporary Service Live Online

At this time, due to the recent spike in Covid-19 cases in San Antonio and out of an abundance of caution for our children and families, there will be no services, childcare, or Sunday school classes on Sunday mornings on site. We invite families to continue to worship together with their children from home. Stay tuned for more information about children’s ministry as we approach August and look forward to the reopening of schools.

June 27 Update from Rev. Dr. Bob Fuller

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June 27, 2020 Pastor Update

Dear First Family,

In light of the warning issued by the City of San Antonio this evening and because one of our Pastoral staff has tested positive for Covid-19, we are minimizing the number of people at 4th and Alamo for this Sunday.  We encourage you to join us for our VIRTUAL worship at 11 am at fpcsanantonio.org/media.  There will be no services offered onsite at 11 am.
 
Unfortunately, this latest development was frustrating.  We pray for guidance and your patience as once again we deal with unexpected circumstances.
 
If you were scheduled to be a greeter or an usher, please contact Rev. Becky Prichard at (218) 905-1179.
 
We praise the Lord for His mercy and seek His wisdom in these difficult times.

Grace and peace,
Pastor Bob Fuller


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

No Fear Podcast Episode 18: “Justice and the Choices We Make: Jesus or Barabbas”

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No Fear Podcast Episode 18: “Justice and the Choices We Make: Jesus or Barabbas”

In this special edition of the No Fear Podcast, Rev. Dr. Bob Fuller wrestles with the issues of justice and violence in the wake of the death of George Floyd and the national unrest that followed.

Listen on iTunes Listen on Spotify

Rev. A. Mitchell Moore also addressed this topic in an article this week. – read it at fpcsanantonio.org/one-pastors-perspective

 

Listen to the most recent episode of the No Fear Podcast: Episode 22 – Keeping the Republic

Virtual Prayer Room

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FPC Virtual Prayer Room

Wednesdays | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Each Wednesday we will have our very own FPC Virtual Prayer Room. Fill in the registration form below to receive the ZOOM meeting link & phone number you can call to receive and offer prayer. Please don’t hesitate to ask for prayer. Prayer is effective, not because of the great men & women who pray well, but because of a great God who in Christ graciously hears his people.

Upcoming Special Virtual Prayer Room

Prayer for Peace – Wednesday, June 3 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM


Making A Home

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Download “Making A Home” by Dr. P.B. Hill

We have been blessed by the men and fathers in our lives and want to give a gift in honor and appreciation. This 4th Edition of “Making A Home” by Dr. P.B. Hill is our offering of a powerful, strong teaching of God’s grace for the restoration, redemption, and renewal of marriage and family.

This historical piece has prophetic, relevant application today, and Dr. Hill artfully applies his breadth of understanding to reclaiming the authority of God’s Word for the flourishing of marriage, family, and society. Hill calls Christians back to faithfulness in marriage and family through the unchanging Word of God. In this crisis moment for marriages and families we must return to the Lord and His path for restoration.

“The home that endures must be Christ-centered. There will be problems that only the wisdom of God can solve. There will be times when only the strength of God will enable you to stand. There will be days when only a living faith will sustain you.” -Dr. P.B. Hill


Thanks to the family of P.B. Hill for permission to resurrect Dr. P.B. Hill’s writing to re-present to a new generation.

Special thanks to contributors: Carl Caton (founder of San Antonio Marriage Initiative), Judy Kruger, Holly Youngquist, Antonius Alvarez, Matt Terhune, the Family Ministry team of FPC, and Rev. Dr. Bob Fuller


Dr. P.B. Hill, a native Virginian, followed God’s missionary call to South Korea before moving to San Antonio, TX, to pastor First Presbyterian Church and later facilitate planting other Presbyterian churches in the city. In 1922 Dr. Hill was the first preacher in Texas to air sermons on the radio. Hill’s effective and formative radio ministry to the city and region earned him the title “Shepherd of the Hills.” He was appointed as chaplain for the Texas Rangers in 1928 and was the first minister named Poet Laureate of Texas.

Have A Need?

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Have a Need??  FPC Volunteers are waiting to help.

Need help grocery shopping?   Need someone to pray with you? Want someone to call?  Need help accessing worship services or classes online?  Volunteers with FPC’s Have a Need/Fill a Need program are ready to help!

We will:

  • Pick up and deliver your groceries or medicines (you can reimburse us when we leave them at your door)
  • Call you pray with you
  • Call you just to talk
  • Help you download the mobile App, log-on to hear a Podcast or watch online Worship.

You are not alone.  Your FPC Family is here for you.  Let us help!   Go to https://fpcsanantonio.org/fill-a-need/ to sign-up and a volunteer will contact you shortly.

Want to make a difference in our neighborhood and community? Sign up for our COVID Outreach.

Daily Noon Prayer

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Congregational Call to 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.

-Rev. Dr. Bob Fuller, Senior Pastor


Daily Noon Prayer on Social Media

Today, take a moment to set your phone alarm to sound at NOON everyday and label it PRAY.  Follow @fpcsanantonio on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.  There’s a beautiful daily prayer from members of the Prayer Ministry Committee posted daily.  It will give you words to say when you don’t have any right at that moment.

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)


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.

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.