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Rev. Dr. Louis Zbinden Memorial Service

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.
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