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Rev. Dr. Louis Zbinden Memorial Service

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Saturday, September 19, 2020 | 11:00 AM | FPC Sanctuary and Live Online on this webpage.

A recording of the memorial service will remain on this page after the completion of the live stream.

FPC family, we’re sorry to announce that Rev. Dr. Louis Zbinden, our longtime pastor of FPC from 1971 until his retirement in 2003, has passed away due to health issues. He was 84 years old. Dr. Zbinden was a gentleman, a friend, husband, father, grandfather, scholar and a devoted disciple of Jesus Christ. God sent him to San Antonio at just the right moment. As a churchman, he awakened our love for Jesus Christ and our love for one another. As a public leader, he awakened the compassion of the city. Please keep Kip and their family in your prayers.
– Rev. Dr. Bob Fuller


Guidelines for Attending Memorial Service In-Person

  • We will have a limited capacity of 150 attendees.
  • FPC doors will open at 10:00 AM in order to welcome and seat guests.
  • Entrance to FPC is through the Avenue E doors at the northeast corner of the building only. An elevator is available for those with mobility concerns. All other entrances will be closed.
  • Masks are required at all times while in the building, including during the Memorial Service. Masks are available at the Welcome Center just inside the Avenue E entrance, in case you forget yours.
  • Ushers will direct attendees to specific seating areas within a pew or row of the Sanctuary, in order to maintain proper social distancing and ensure that as many people can be seated as safely as possible. Families and couples may sit together. Families, couples and individuals will be seated with 6’ distance from one another in the Sanctuary pews.
  • All guests will remain seated until the Zbinden Family has exited the building. Ushers will dismiss attendees by row. Please wait to depart until after instructed by an Usher.

Memorial Service Bulletin

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Redeeming the Crisis – Gifts Survey

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Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love. Ephesians 4:15-16

First Presbyterian Church seeks to love Jesus Christ, love one another, and love the city (and the world). As the Church, we are many people united in the body of Jesus Christ. Scripture likens us to the many parts of the body, equipped and empowered by the Holy Spirit for the Glory of God. Each of us has spiritual gifts, talents, and passions that are uniquely intended to build up the Kingdom of God.

In order to more faithfully steward the gifts of FPC, we invite you to take some time to prayerfully discern your gifts, talents and passions. Before you begin, please take some time to pray, asking the Lord to reveal your role in fulfilling the mission of His Church.

Financial Peace University

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Never worry about money again with Financial Peace University! It’s the proven plan to help you master budgeting, beat debt, and live the life of your dreams. Through nine lessons rooted in biblical wisdom, you’ll learn from Dave Ramsey and his team of financial experts. And now, you can try Financial Peace free for 14 days! The class cost is $130 (scholarships are available) and this gives you access to the videos and tools for a full year.

Two Virtual Class Options:

  • Sundays | 4:00 – 5:00 PM
    9-week class beginning September 20. Visit fpu.com/1123167 to sign up and learn more.
  • Wednesdays | 6:30 – 7:30 PM
    9-week class beginning September 23.  Visit fpu.com/1123169 to sign up and learn more.

Contact: Morris Camp, morriscamp@gmail.com, 210-573-4433.
For scholarship information, contact Rev. A. Mitchell Moore, mitchellm@fpcsat.org

August 12 Update from Rev. Dr. Bob Fuller

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August 12, 2020 Pastor Update

Dear First Family,

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. This has certainly been an unusual summer and I want to thank you for allowing me to take some time to be with my family at the end of July.

It was a wonderful joy to return to San Antonio and FPC as the church re-opened for in-person worship on August 2. Now that we have re-opened our worship services, we also feel ready to open our campus and ministries more broadly.

On Monday evening, August 10, your Session voted to allow in-person, church sponsored meetings on campus again! Beginning Monday, August 17, 2020, we will resume our regularly scheduled business hours here at the FPC campus. We will also begin opening the campus to be available for small group meetings, Bible studies, and other ministries.

During the business week, the campus will be accessible by FPC members for necessary business and ministry. However, the door will not be left unlocked. (Just let the staff receptionist know you are here to let you in).

To open more fully and remain open, we must take the necessary steps to provide for the health of our congregation and community. During this stage of reopening, our gatherings beyond worship will follow the principle of “Safe and Small.”

On Monday, the Session passed the following resolution for the health and safety of our congregation and community.

 All persons entering the church building are REQUIRED to wear a protective mask at all times while in the public areas of the building, including but not limited to, all hallways, meeting rooms, restrooms, the workroom, the choir area, the kitchen area, as well as those areas where worship services are conducted. This requirement shall remain in effect until such time as the Session sees fit to discontinue this policy.

The Session passed this resolution to clarify that FPC takes seriously both the congregation’s health and desire to gather together. If wearing a mask presents a medical or mental health issue, please alert the staff so that we can make appropriate accommodations. We want everyone to be together, but we want to gather in a healthy way.

In consideration of the health of our members, we recommend that the most vulnerable At-Risk Worshippers in our congregation please continue to wait for overall conditions to improve. The state and CDC recommend that those 65 and older and those at high risk[1] refrain from returning to on-site worship until public health conditions are more stable. We encourage all who are unable or uncomfortable to join us in-person to join us for worship online.

We will continue to encourage social distancing and adhere to our newly adopted deep cleaning protocols. We will also continue to support and encourage virtual platforms for a variety of meetings and small group gatherings. This will be the case especially for participation of at-risk members.

There will be many questions related to specific activities and opportunities. As we move into fall, we will gradually reopen more and more ministries. Please be patient as the leadership of the church continues to move into uncharted territory. We look forward to seeing you in our 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. worship services, and during the 10:00 a.m. Sunday School hour, on-line or in person. Most of all, we are grateful that the Lord is providing ways for us to gather again.

Grace and peace,
Pastor Bob Fuller

[1] “At-Risk” is defined as those who are 65 or older, especially those with chronic lung disease, moderate to severe asthma; chronic heart disease; severe obesity; diabetes; chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis; liver disease; or weakened immune system)


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

Fall 2020 Ministry Guide

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Welcome Home to FPC for Fall 2020

The fall semester has begun with Sunday school classes, Bible Studies, programs and many more ways to get connected at FPC both in-person and online.

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

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

Pastor Bob’s No Fear Podcast

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No Fear Podcast

In the No Fear Podcast, Rev. Dr. Bob Fuller gives a message of hope and victory including a short devotional passage and a report on important news related to the FPC community. New co-hosts, Alex Clary and Alex Solorio, join the podcast beginning episode 25.

Listen to FPC San Antonio on iTunes Listen to FPC San Antonio on Spotify

Episode List

Episode 1: Encouragement, the No Fear Word of the Day
Episode 2: Psalm 46, God’s Sovereignty Gives Us Courage for Daily Living
Episode 3: Psalm 27, Wait for the Lord
Episode 4: Have A Need/Fill A Need & Matthew 6:25-34, Don’t Worry – God Will Provide
Episode 5: Seeing God in the Midst of Crisis – Interview with Richard Peacock, FPC Member & Restaurant Owner 
Episode 6: John 11, Jesus is the Resurrection and the Life
Episode 7: A Pastor Family’s Journey with Christ – Interview with Morgan Fuller, Rev. Fuller’s Wife
Episode 8: Resurrection Power to “Turnaround”
Episode 9: Interview with Alex Clary, Director of Ministry to Students & their Families
Episode 10: Interview with Alex Solorio, Director of University Ministries
Episode 11: Serenity 1, Serenity to Accept What Cannot Be Changed
Episode 12: Interview with Rozlyn Miller, Director of Ministry to Children & their Families
Episode 13: Serenity 2, Courage to Change What Should Be Changed
Episode 14: Interview with Carrie Everson, Director of Young Adults & Young Women’s Ministries
Episode 15: Serenity 3, Wisdom to Know the Difference
Episode 16: Zoo Attitude – Creative Ideas, Enthusiasm, & Hospitality in Crisis Response
Episode 17: Interview with Wendy Garcia, Coordinator of Connections
Episode 18: Justice and the Choices We Make: Jesus or Barrabas

Article by Rev. A. Mitchell Moore also addressing this topic – fpcsanantonio.org/one-pastors-perspective
Special Podcast Episode: Round Table Discussion on Race, Church, & Society

Episode 19: Interview with Lindsay Selli, Mission & Mobilization Associate
Episode 20: God’s Role for Fathers & Parents in Crisis and Every Day
Episode 21: Noah’s Endurance
Episode 22: Keeping the Republic
Episode 23: Interview with Callan Brown, 1102 Contemporary Worship Leader

Episode 25: “Why talk about theology at a time like this?”

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.

Prayer Outreach Opportunities

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FPC Virtual Prayer Room

Weekly | 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. Register Here for Zoom Meeting Information

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.

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.