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175th Anniv. Reunion Gathering

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175th Reunion Gathering

Sunday, May 23 (Pentecost) | 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Contact: Sheila Figueroa, sheilaf@fpcsat.org

Description: Join us as we celebrate the 175th Anniversary of First Presbyterian church in a combined worship service at 10:30 AM followed by a time of fellowship and celebration. This all-church experience will be a joyful time to catch up with members of our FPC Family, celebrate the past, and pray for our future. We look forward to seeing everyone!

Family Mission Trip to Mexico 2021

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Family Mission Trip to Yucatan Peninsula Mission

July 20-26 | Quintana Roo, Mexico

Families are invited to serve with the YPM through a construction project and sports ministry from July 20-26, 2021. The cost is $300 plus airfare (per person) and the registration deadline is June 17 with a $150 deposit. Register online at bit.ly/YPMFamily2021. Contact Downie Mickler for more information at downie@ankoledesigns.com.

Spring 2021 Ministry Guide

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Welcome Home to FPC for Spring 2021

Now updated for late spring! Check out all of our 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 10:00 AM 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 2021 Ministry Guide for the updated spring information and detailed class offerings.

Women’s Spring Events

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Women’s Dinner

A Celebration of Circles and All Women of FPC

Tuesday, May 11 | 6:30 p.m. | Paloma Blanca Mexican Cuisine (5800 Broadway #300, 78209)
Circles have been a part of FPC for over 125 years—they have evolved through the years—and will continue to do so! Come see why they have been a key part of FPC’s history and are important to its future! All women attending First Presbyterian, as Covenant Partners or friends, are welcome. Safety protocols are in place for dining. $25 Reservation (with cash bar) Reservation Deadline: Thursday, May 6.  Contact Betsy Zachry—210-262-1236 or betsyz@swbell.net, Janet Wernli—210- 414-8906 or janetw1966@hotmail.com, or Shelley Bass—210-861-6996. Contact Betsy Zachry for personal consideration of scholarships.


Women of the Church 175th Anniversary Cookbook Orders

Our final order of the WOC 175th Anniversary Cookbooks has arrived.

Purchase ($25 each) online below or in-person Sundays, April 25 at the table outside Ave. E. You may pick up your online Cookbook purchases by bringing your receipt email to the table on Sundays or coordinate with Judy Kruger at 210.857.0122 or judykruger@sbcglobal.net.

Preorder Cookbooks

Women of the Church Spring Luncheon Video

Recorded Monday, March 22, 2021 

Enjoy the video of our guest speaker, Megan Legacy, executive director of SA Hope Center.

Make a Donation to SA Hope Center

Women of Faith Retreat

Friday – Saturday, September 10-11 | First Presbyterian Church
Church-wide Women’s Retreat coming this fall! The Women of Faith Retreat has been postponed until September 10-11, after much prayer and consideration regarding the pandemic. Join women of all ages for a time of connection, fun, and worship as together we look at our identity as beloved daughters of God and what it means to live our lives in response to God’s love for us. Registration to come this summer. Contact Rev. Becky Prichard at beckyp@fpcsat.org for more information.

Virtual Choir Video

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Our FPC Virtual Choir has been working hard to produce another video for your enjoyment. They each recorded their part of “And Can it Be?” by composer Dan Forrest, a setting of the familiar hymn text written by Charles Wesley in 1738. Be blessed, and be sure to share with your friends!

Love Reboot Postponed to June

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Love Reboot Marriage Weekend

April Weekend Postponed!

Friday – Sunday | June 4- 6 | Embassy Suites Airport | 10110 US Hwy 281 N

 

Whether your marriage could just use a good boost or needs a complete do over, Love Reboot is proven to be the most effective tool you can find. Marriage is not easy…get the help and support you need now!

Because Love Reboot is designed for powerful transformation + intense coaching, couples are asked to attend and participate in the program’s entirety. A weekend workshop is scheduled:

  • Friday // 8am – 5pm

  • Saturday // 8am – 5pm

  • Sunday // 1:30pm – 7pm

To register and for more information visit www.growinglovenetwork.org/love-reboot.

Contact Bobby Mickler 210-284-1496 or Downie Mickler 210-284-1497 for additional information and to inquire about FPC scholarships.

Offices Closed for Holiday

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Friday, April 23 | All Day

The church offices will be closed this Friday, April 23 for the Battle of Flowers holiday. Office hours will resume Monday, April 26.

The Battle of Flowers, commemorates the Battle of the Alamo, which took place in San Antonio, and the Battle of San Jacinto, which liberated Texas from Mexico in April 1836.

Special Update Regarding COVID-19 FPC Protocols

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March 18, 2021

Dear First Presbyterian Family,

When Governor Abbott issued his executive order GA-34 lifting the statewide mask mandate and opening Texas 100%, churches, businesses and private citizens were granted the authority to determine the best practices necessary for the health of their communities and personal well-being. As previously announced, the Elders of the church met on Monday evening, March 15, to discuss the implications of GA-34 for First Presbyterian Church.

The Session received a number of communications as well as informal input from members of the congregation. The body studied the Governor’s Orders, Bexar County Orders and City policies. We reviewed the policies of both ECO churches and other local churches, as well as the policies of local businesses.

After debating several options, the elders have decided to continue the practice of our current COVID-19 protocols, and to review the issue once more at our May meeting. The Session did,  however, relax the restrictions on the number of attendees allowed for weddings and funerals/ memorial services to five-hundred (500). The wearing of masks shall be required for attendance at these events.

We give thanks that so many members of our church have received their COVID-19 vaccines and that the infection, hospitalization and death rates appear to be on the decline. The Session will continue to evaluate the COVID-19 situation in our community and to consult with medical professionals and church leaders on next steps. In the mean time we ask everyone to practice mutual forbearance and grace as we seek to love and protect one another while celebrating God’s providential love through this season.

Christ is Risen!

 

Grace and Peace,

 

Bob Fuller                                           Nancy Scheifele

Senior Pastor                                       Clerk of Session

National Day of Prayer 2021

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National Day of Prayer Walk or Ride

Please join us on Thursday May 6th, our National Day of Prayer. We will begin at 10am in the First Presbyterian Church parking lot with scripture reading and prayer. We will walk to Travis park to gather with others and pray for our nation, then continue to Main Plaza, across from the Courthouse, to participate in worship and prayer along with city officials, school children, business owners, and police among many others. The mayor of San Antonio will give the proclamation at noon. If you are unable to walk or plan to come for part of the program, shuttle vans will be picking up and dropping off at all three sites from 10am – 1:30pm. Come participate in the freedom we have to gather and pray for our nation! Let us not take for granted this gift that God has given us in America. For more information, contact eva.eckburg@yahoo.com or lisas@fpcsat.org.

Register for National Day of Prayer Walk or Ride

Schedule:

10:00 am Gather & Pray at First Presbyterian Church

-Walk or Ride

10:45 am Gather & Pray at Travis Park

-Walk or Ride

11:30 am Gather & Worship at Main Plaza

-Walk or Ride

12pm SA Mayor’s proclamation & Prayer for the city

-Walk or Ride


*Shuttles will run from 10:00 am-1:30 pm from FPC to Travis Park to Main Plaza to FPC (Ave E to 3rd, Martin St, left on Jefferson to Houston, and then Main St)

*Prayer leaders will read scripture and offer prayers

*Things you might want to bring: water bottle, hat, sunscreen, folding chair.

CAM Showers

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Dear brothers and sisters of First Presbyterian Church,

Over the last year, FPC and her members have found generous ways to demonstrate the compassion of Jesus Christ. Even in the midst of a crisis we have exercised our Lord’s calling to love our neighbors and our neighborhood. It is my pleasure to celebrate an example of that generosity.

Dawn White-Fosdick, the CEO and President of Christian Assistance Ministry, has informed us that one of our own members has offered a $25,000 matching grant toward the building of a new shower facility for our homeless neighbors in need. The facility is part of a pilot program called “SHOWER THE PEOPLE WITH LOVE.” It is part of a holistic approach to meet the needs of the homeless population while also working to help them get off the street.

The matching grant will help purchase a large shower unit to continue the program. The showers will provide both a service of hygiene and an opportunity for hospitality—hospitality that then fosters the trust necessary for restorative relationships to flourish. CAM provides a safe, dignified and efficient environment to offer this service. The ministry needs to raise $50,000 for the shower unit and installation.  The anonymous donor has promised a match—dollar for dollar – up to $25,000.

In addition to the support we regularly provide to CAM, our Benevolence Oversight Committee has dedicated $5,000 towards this project on behalf of the church. The committee is inviting you to increase support for this project by making a special gift to help maximize this opportunity for our homeless neighbors. Every dollar you give will be matched (until the goal is reached).

One of our own members is leading the way, demonstrating that we are called both as a family and as individuals to “love our neighbors as ourselves.” Will you join in the effort to bless the people we see each day?

Please prayerfully consider this opportunity. If you would like to contribute, please send a check payable to “First Presbyterian Church”, with “CAM Showers” in the memo line. You may mail your check to:

First Presbyterian Church
c/o Lindsay Selli
404 N Alamo St.
San Antonio, TX 78205

You may also give online at fpcsanantonio.org/give-online with “CAM Showers” in the memo line.

 

Thank you for the continuing stewardship of the Lord’s gifts as we strive to Love Christ, Love One Another and Love the City.

 

Grace and Peace,

Bob Fuller
Senior Pastor