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Announcements October 24, 2021


WELCOME TO FPC

COVID Reopening Guidelines
Monday, May 10, 2021 our Session approved updated COVID-19 Reopening Guidelines for our church. Visit fpcsanantonio.org/reunion to read the letter from our Senior Pastor and our Clerk of Session and also for detailed information about worship, ministry, and meetings at FPC.

Services On-Campus and Online

Each Sunday | 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, & 11:02 AM

We offer in-person Traditional worship services at 9:00 & 11:00 AM and a Contemporary service at 11:02 AM. We continue to stream the 9:00 AM Traditional & 11:02 AM Contemporary services live on our webpage at fpcsanantonio.org/media. A recorded version of these two services will be available online immediately following the close of service.

• 9:00 AM – Traditional Service
• 9:45 – 11:30 AM – Fellowship in McCullough Room & Courtyard
• 10:00 AM – Sunday School Hour
• 11:00 AM – Traditional Service (not recorded)
• 11:02 AM – Contemporary Service

Sunday Classes On-Campus & Online

Adult Sunday Class Information – fpcsanantonio.org/adult-sunday-classes
Youth Sunday Class Information – fpcsanantonio.org/youth-sundays

Children’s Ministry is offering childcare for Nursery – Kindergarten during all services and the Sunday School Hour and Summer Children’s Church for 1st – 5th Grade from 10:00 – 11:00 AM in the Assembly Room with Mrs. Rozlyn. fpcsanantonio.org/children-sundays


COVID Reopening Guidelines

As of Monday, May 10, 2021 our Session approved updated COVID-19 Reopening Guidelines for our church. Visit fpcsanantonio.org/reunion to read the letter and for detailed information about worship, ministry, and meetings at FPC.

Sunday Services
Each Sunday | 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, & 11:02 AM

We have resumed our in-person Traditional worship service at 11:00 AM. We continue streaming the 9:00 AM Traditional & 11:02 AM Contemporary services live on our webpage fpcsanantonio.org/media. A recorded version of these two services will be available online immediately following the close of service. 

9:00 AM – Traditional Service

9:45 AM – 12:00 PM – Fellowship in McCullough Room & Courtyard

10:00 AM – Sunday School hour

11:00 AM – Traditional Service (not recorded)

11:02 AM – Contemporary Service

Sunday Classes On-Campus & Online

Adult Sunday Class Information
fpcsanantonio.org/adult-sunday-classes

Youth Sunday Class Information
fpcsanantonio.org/youth-sundays 

Children’s Sunday School Information
fpcsanantonio.org/ministries/children

FPC Parking Changes!

We now have new designated parking for those with Mobility Issues and for our First-Time Visitors! New Signage has been installed in the Avenue E Parking Lot so please leave these spots for our guests and for those who need to park closer to our entrances.  Thank you for extending our greatest hospitality to those God sends to us. . . even as we park! 

PASTOR’S BIBLE STUDY: IN THE WILDERNESS: MOSES AND THE DRAMA OF NUMBERS

Thursdays, September 9 – November 18  | 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Covenant Hall or Livestream via fpcsanantonio.org 

Many people mistake the book of Numbers for a dry accounting of the tribes and census of Israel. The reality is that Numbers is a dramatic story of survival in the wilderness. The original (Hebrew) title of the book is Ba Midbar—“In the Wilderness,” and the book of Numbers is an adventure that does not disappoint. This fall we will join Moses and the people of Israel in the wilderness as they fight for their physical and spiritual survival.

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 the Sanctuary and Sunday in the Sanctuary, both from 4:00-6:00 PM.

GRIEFSHARE SUPPORT GROUPS 

Wednesdays | 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM | In person, Room 228 

Thursdays | 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM | via Zoom 

GriefShare is a 13 week video based grief support group. We are offering this group Wednesday evenings. Although the series focuses on personal loss of a loved one, it can be very helpful to friends or family coming alongside those who have experienced loss. Register online through Griefshare. You will be charged $15 for the workbook which can be mailed directly to you. Everyone is welcome to participate in GriefShare. For more information connect with Joe Moore joem@fpcsat.org.

DIVORCECARE

Wednesdays, September 8 – December 15 |6:00 PM | Room 226

DivorceCare is a video seminar series featuring some of the nation’s foremost Christian experts on divorce and recovery topics as seen from a biblical perspective. The video seminars are combined with support group discussions of the materials presented during the video. https://www.divorcecare.org/about and https://www. divorcecare.org/groups/133101

WORSHIP & REJOICE HYMNAL DEDICATION & FESTIVAL

We will dedicate the new hymnals on Sunday, October 31 in both the 9:00 AM & 11:00 AM Traditional Services with a celebration Hymn Festival to follow on the afternoon of Sunday, November 7 at 3:00 PM in the sanctuary. For additional information, fpcsanantonio.org/ministries/music/worship-rejoice-hymnal/

Children’s Corn Maze Day Trip

Saturday, October 30 | 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

We will meet at the church at 9:00 AM and take the Van to the Corn Maze. Registration is required for this event. For registration, please go to  fpcsanantonio.org/ministries/children/

Samaritan’s Purse Shoebox Ministry

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

Memorial receptions support needed

Women of the Church are seeking volunteers to help set up, serve, and clean up after memorial receptions held at the church. Contact Char An Witten at 210-314-1856, or Pat Brodeen at 210-383-3083. 

NOTICE OF WESTMINSTER FLOORING REPLACEMENT & SUNDAY SERVICE CHANGES

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

Sunday, Nov. 7 and Nov. 14: 9:00 AM Traditional Service & 11:02 Contemporary Service in Sanctuary. No 11:00 AM Traditional Service. 

Sunday, Nov. 21*: 9:00 AM Traditional Service & 11:02 Contemporary Service in Sanctuary. No 11:00 AM Traditional Service. *If necessary

THE HYMNS OF CHRISTMAS

Wednesdays, October 27 – December 1 | 6:30 PM | FPC Sanctuary

To build on Stuart Seal’s class, The Art and Architecture of FPC (which concludes October 20), Tripp Stuart will present The Hymns of Christmas, a course on the history and stories behind the authors and composers of various Advent and Christmas hymns. Note: There will be no class during Thanksgiving week, November 24.

Stay Connected

ADULT EDUCATION
Contact Becky Prichard at beckyp@fpcsat.org for more information on our Adult Classes.

CHILDREN
Contact Rozlyn Miller at rozlynm@fpcsat.org for more info or to join the Private Facebook Group.

KEYS: OLDER ADULTS
Friday Mornings Zoom Meeting each week at 11:00 AM.  This will be our weekly online meeting whether we have a scheduled speaker or not. Request to join our private Facebook Group, get the Zoom information or join our email list by emailing joem@fpcsat.org.

LOCAL & GLOBAL MISSIONS
Connect with our FPC Missions Facebook Page www.facebook.com/fpcmissions.
Visit fpcsanantonio.org/global-missions and fpcsanantonio.org/local-missions for the most recent updates from our mission partners.
Contact Lindsay Selli at lindsays@fpcsat.org for more information, to join our Mission 9:38 prayer text group, or to share ideas on how to help our community in this time.

MENTAL HEALTH MINISTRY
Email Jenn Borges at jennborges@hotmail.com, call 707-372-3228, or visit fpcsanantonio.org/mental-hope for information regarding mental health resources and/or support groups. Volunteers are available to walk through this complex journey with you. There is help. There is hope.

PODCASTS
Please listen, subscribe and share God’s promises of strength and comfort. Visit fpcsanantonio.org/podcasts for more information about all of our podcasts: fpcsanantonio.org/no-fear-podcast for links to all of the episodes of the No Fear Podcast, and fpcsanantonio.org/scripture-and-song for this podcast’s episode links.

Young Adult Communities (YAC) Includes emerging and established young adults. 

Emerging Adult communities include University students to those in a season soon after graduation (or those at the age/stage equivalent) with more questions than answers. Established adults generally have more major questions for life answered. YAC includes communities for emerging and established young adults from University to young family stages, generally 18-38 years of age.

Watch fpcsanantonio.org/ya for updates. Contact Mitchell Moore at mitchellm@fpcsat.org or Carrie Everson at carriee@fpcsat.org for more info. 

UNIVERSITY
Email Alex Solorio at alexs@fpcsat.org. Connect with us on Instagram and Twitter – @FPC_UMin & Facebook – @2TenSATX.

WORSHIP MUSIC
The music from Sunday mornings in the church is also available online on Spotify for continuing to worship through the week. Traditional Service music is at tiny.cc/FPC-Trad-Music and Contemporary Service music is at tiny.cc/FPC-1102-Playlist.