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Announcements February 21, 2021

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Read the Spring Ministry Guide


WELCOME TO FPC

We continue to have in-person Sunday worship, Sunday Classes, and midweek meetings and studies. Visit fpcsanantonio.org/reunion for reopening guidelines. As an added precaution, air purification units have been added around the church building.

Services On-Campus and Online

Each Sunday | 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, & 11:02 AM
We have added an in-person Traditional worship service at 11:00 AM. We will continue having and streaming the 9:00 AM Traditional & 11:02 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.

• 8:45 – 11:15 AM – Fellowship in Courtyard
• 9:00 AM – Traditional Service
• 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 – Children’s ministry is offering on-campus options for Nursery – 5th Grade and online options for two years – 5th Grade. fpcsanantonio.org/children-sundays


175th Anniversary Celebration of Mission Partners

Visiting Global Mission Partner, Rev. Delfils

TODAY | All Services | 10:00 AM Sunday School in Covenant Hall
Pastor Delfils (RPC Haiti) and his family will be visiting First Presbyterian Church on today. We look forward to hearing from Pastor Delfils in our worship services and during the Sunday school hour. For more information about RPC Haiti or ways to connect with the Delfils Family during their visit please contact missions@fpcsat.org.


Sunday Youth Fellowship

TONIGHT | 4:00 – 5:30 PM | Page House
Join the fun on Sunday evenings with other youth for socially distanced outdoor gatherings, and other fun fellowship opportunities on Sundays. Check our Instagram or contact Alex Clary alexc@fpcsat.org, 210-777-2433 at for more information. Register at tiny.cc/youth-fellowship.


Lenten Reading

Online at fpcsanantonio.org/lent-2021

Get the Lenten Reflections booklet online and information about “Jesus the King: Understanding the Life and Death of the Son of God,” by Timothy Keller, a book suggested by Rev. Dr. Bob Fuller at fpcsanantonio.org/lent-2021.


Love Our Teachers Project

Feb. 8 – 28 | Drop-off at Ave. E Entrance Feb. 12-21
Wishlist & Sign Up at
fpcsanantonio.org/loveteachers
Now more than ever, local schools need to feel the love and support of the community they serve. Please join in caring for the teachers of Washington Elementary, IDEA Ewing Halsell, and the FPC Children’s Center by signing up to provide an item(s) for teacher care packages. A personal and meaningful care package will be sent to each educator and staff member at these schools for Teacher Appreciation Month! We will have a drop off area located in the lobby entrance at FPC from February 12 – February 28. You may also order from our Amazon Registry at http://bit.ly/FPCLovesTeachers to have items shipped directly to FPC!


Alpha Online – Faith Discovery

Starts March 2 | Tuesdays | 7:30 PM | Zoom
Are you undecided about following Jesus? Try Alpha!  Alpha is a chance to explore life and the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal way. A new Alpha group is forming now! We will meet weekly for 10 weeks on Zoom. Email Pamela Young at pyoung141@gmail.com to sign up. You can find more information and register online at www.alpha.org/try by searching for San Antonio and then clicking on Grace Northridge and First Presbyterian.


Women of Faith Retreat Preview Night

Sunday | February 28| FPC Courtyard
Please join us for a Women’s Retreat Preview Night!  This will take place in the Courtyard at FPC (weather permitting) on Sunday, February 28 from 5:00-6:30 PM. We will have socially distanced fellowship and a preview of what you can expect at our full retreat in September! Women of all ages are welcome. No sign up is necessary. Contact Rev. Becky Prichard at beckyp@fpcsat.org for more information.


RESET Group Gathering

Monday | February 22 | 7:00 PM
Westminster Hall & Online at
fpcsanantonio.org/reset
RESET: A ministry for university students and young adults. We meet monthly for large RESET gatherings. Grow in your relationship with Christ as you walk with one another in fellowship and studying God’s Word together. Join us for our monthly gathering and join a group as well! Contact Mitchell Moore (mitchellm@fpcsat.org), Carrie Everson (carriee@fpcsat.org), or Alex Solorio (alexs@fpcsat.org) for more details.


WOC Cookbooks

Online fpcsanantonio.org/cookbook
Table Outside Sunday, February 21

The next order of the WOC 175th Anniversary Cookbooks has arrived! Purchase at the table outside the Ave. E entrance on Sundays, February 21, or order online ($25 each) at fpcsanantonio.org/cookbook. 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.


Youth Mission Day

Saturday | Feb. 27 | 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Join the FPC Youth for a day of service! Watch for more details as the date approaches. Contact Alex Clary at alexc@fpcsat.org or 210-777-2433 for more information and to register.


Easter Lilies

Orders Due by Sunday, March 21

Each year, the congregation has an opportunity to remember a loved one or honor an individual by purchasing an Easter lily ($15), which is placed in the chancel for Easter Sunday. Order forms are available in the second floor workroom or online at fpcsanantonio.org/easter-lilies.


Pastor’s Bible Study Spring 2021

Revelation Study Continues through Mar. 24/25
(no meeting on Ash Wed. 2/17 or Spring Break Mar. 10/11)

Thursdays | 9:30 AM | Sanctuary & Online fpcsanantonio.org/pbs
Wednesdays | 7:00 PM | Covenant Hall

Join Bob on Thursday mornings at 9:30 AM in the Sanctuary (so we can spread out), or virtually via live stream through the FPC app or fpcsanantonio.org/pbs. There will also be a special Wednesday night edition each week at 7:00 PM in Covenant Hall (no live stream on Wednesdays.)

Wednesday Night PBS will not meet this week to allow participants to attend the Ash Wednesday service.


Sunday Audio/Visual Tech Volunteers Needed

Do you enjoy audio/video production or tech gadgets? Are you good with computers? We could use your help on Sunday mornings to support those worshiping the Lord, both in-person and online. Volunteers are welcome for all services. Please contact Ross Brown at rossb@fpcsat.org if you are interested and able to help.


Now Hiring

First Presbyterian Church of San Antonio is accepting applications for an Assistant Director to Youth and their Families. Potential candidates should have a heart for family ministry and a desire to work with a team to see students grow in their walk with Christ. Resumes can be sent to Alex Clary, alexc@fpcsat.org, and visit the church website at fpcsanantonio.org/jobs for more information.


KRL Winter Support

Thank you for your support of The Kingdom Restoration Lab (KRL) at FPC. Help fill the food and clothing pantries with necessities for our under-resourced neighbors in their journey to becoming self-sufficient:

CURRENT NEEDS:
• Men’s and/or Women’s underwear (must be new)
• Jackets/coats/warm clothing (men and women)
• Casual shoes (for both men and women)
• Reading glasses, wallets, and belts

You may donate by shopping the Amazon wish list at http://tiny.cc/KRL-support (link is case sensitive), created by our partner, SA Hope Center. All of the items that you purchase are shipped directly to the KRL. If you are interested in volunteering for our KRL ministries, contact Lindsay at lindsays@fpcsat.org.


Welcome Team Needs You!

The Welcome Team is in need of Greeters for in-person and online worship services. We also need Ushers to serve in our on-campus Worship Services. Help us extend FPC’s greatest hospitality to those God sends through our doors. Please contact Wendy Garcia at wendyg@fpcsat.org to sign up.


Redeeming the Crisis – Church Spiritual Gifts Survey

fpcsanantonio.org/gifts-survey
One of our first steps in REDEEMING THE CRISIS is to gather information. We are working to inventory our congregation to assess the skills,
resources, relationships, connections and spiritual gifts we can bring to bear for the sake of our community. The Spiritual Gifts Survey takes us to the step of personal investment, and will help us to learn how the Lord has designed and gifted each of us to show His mercy in this moment.


Pray with FPC

A TIME FOR PRAYER AND HEALING

FPC Virtual Prayer Room is now meeting MONTHLY on the first Wednesday of the month. Our next meeting will be Wednesday, March 3, on Zoom from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

The Prayer Wall at fpcsanantonio.org/prayer-wall is our online area for you to ask for prayer, pray for others, and see when people are praying for your needs.


Virtual Children’s Choir

Wednesdays | 5:00 – 5:30 PM | Begins January 6 | For ages four – 5th grade.
Register at fpcsanantonio.org/childrens-choir

Children’s Choir will be recording a video to help celebrate on Palm Sunday. Children may still join this virtual group that strives to help children grow spiritually, musically, and personally. Contact kathyj@fpcsat.org for more information.


Connect Through 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 or fpcsanantonio.org/no-fear-podcast for links to all of the episodes of the No Fear Podcast.


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.

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

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 or call 707-372-3228 for information regarding mental health resources and/or support groups. Volunteers are available to walk through this complex journey with you.

YOUTH
Visit our FPC Youth Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter page @fpcsayouth or visit fpcsanantonio.org/youth for updates. Email Alex Clary at alexc@fpcsat.org to get more information.

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