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Welcome

San Pedro Presbyterian Church serves the larger San Antonio metroplex for the glory of God. We are a spiritual family who strive to make our beautiful campus a spiritual home. Be our guest for in person worship and explore the wonders of God.


On March 1st, 2021, we called a new Senior Pastor - Dr Bryan Stamper. He joins Associate Pastor Reverend Paul R. Gaedke and our faithful staff who make space for sacred worship, engaging discipleship opportunities, and meaningful mission events.


Our faith is in God alone, with a priority on the Bible as the standard for faith and life.

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Wednesday Night Kids!
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Playground & Arnold Building
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"But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us."

2 Corinthians 4:7
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Sunday Order of Worship

September 26th ORDER OF WORSHIP

†Congregation Standing, as able


MUSIC (starts at 10:45 Videos)


WORDS OF WELCOME


PRELUDE


†INTROIT “Creation Song”

Let everything that has breath, praise the Lord! Let everything that has breath,

shout and sing. For God created the heavens and earth by speaking only a word,

Let everything that has breath, praise the Lord!


†CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader:  Lord, we gather to worship.

People: Lord, your ways are perfect. Your glory knows no end.

Leader:   Lord, you are kind.

Unison: Let us worship Jesus Christ!


†HYMN OF PRAISE #210 “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty”


Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation!

O my soul, praise Him, for He is thy health and salvation!

All ye who hear, Now to His temple draw near;

Join me in glad adoration!


Praise the lord, who o’er all things so wondrously reigneth,

Shelters thee under His wings, yea, so gently sustaineth!

Hast thou not see How thy desires all have been

Granted in what He ordaineth!


Praise to the Lord, who doth prosper thy work and defend thee;

Surly His goodness and mercy here daily attend thee.

Ponder anew What the Almighty can do

If with His love He befriend thee.


Praise to the Lord! O let all that is in me adore Him!

All that hath life and breath, come now with praises before Him!

Let the “amen” Sound from His people again;

Gladly forever adore Him!


PRAYER OF CONFESSION (First in Silence, then in Unison):

God, we have studied the way of kindness revealed in Jesus Christ. We know you call us to act in ways that show our faithfulness to your son. Yet we struggle in thought, word, and deed. Forgive us again, renew our hearts in Christ, and illuminate the path of righteousness. Amen.


THE CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  “Lamb of God”

Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us. Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us. Lamb of God, Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world. Grant us peace; grant us peace. 


ASSURANCE OF GOD'S FAITHFULNESS


†GLORIA PATRI  "Glory Be to the Father”

Glory Be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost.

As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be world without end. Amen.


ANTHEM “The Call” Claire Cloninger/Gary Rhodes


His voice echoes down through all the ages. And He's calling His children to believe.

He's holding out hidden treasure that only the heart can measure, and only the humble can receive.


His voice calls to ev'ry one who'll listen. In the stillness, within it speaks our names.

But only a few will hear Him, and only a few draw near Him. They're yielding the life He's come to claim!


Still the call goes out, still the challenge sounds, "Come, follow Me!" 

Still the call is clear to the ones who choose to obey!

Still the call goes out, can you hear it now, "Come, follow Me!"

Will you open your heart to His call today?


His call comes to seek the one who's willing to walk in the life that's free and new.

This is the great adventure, making His life the center, and knowing His Spirit lives in you!


Still the call goes out, still the challenge sounds, "Come, follow Me!" 

Still the call is clear to the ones who choose to obey!

Still the call goes out, can you hear it now, "Come, follow Me!"

Will you open your heart to His call today?


MOMENT WITH THE CHILDREN


CONGREGATIONAL FELLOWSHIP & CHILDREN ARE EXCUSED FOR CHILDREN’S CHURCH


†HYMN OF PREPARATION #595 “I Give All to You”


I give all my service You, I give all my service You;

No matter the cost or what others do,

I give all my service You.


I give all my future to You, I give all my future to You;

No matter the cost or what others do,

I give all my future to You.


I give all my worship to You, I give all my worship to You;

No matter the cost or what others do,

I give all my worship to You.


SERMON SCRIPTURE READING  Luke 6:32-36


If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. And if you lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners in order to receive back the same amount. But love your enemies and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He Himself is kind to ungrateful and evil people. Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.


SERMON “Accepting the Challenge (for life)” Dr. Bryan Stamper


†PROCLAMATION OF FAITH “The Apostles Creed”

I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic Church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.


PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND THE LORD’S PRAYER

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.


LORD HEAR OUR PRAYER

Lord hear our prayer, hear our prayer have mercy on us. Lord hear our prayer, hear our prayer have mercy on us.


CONNECTION CARDS


THE GIVING OF GOD’S TITHES AND OUR OFFERINGS


THE OFFERTORY


†DOXOLOGY AND DEDICATION “Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow”

Praise God from whom all blessings flow; Praise Him, all creatures here below;

Praise Him above, ye heavenly host: Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.


†SENDING HYMN #602 “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus”


I have decided to follow Jesus, I have decided to follow Jesus,

I have decided to follow Jesus, No turning back, no turning back.


The world behind me, the cross before me;

The world behind me, the cross before me;

The world behind me, the cross before me,

No turning back, no turning back.


Tho’ none go with me, still I will follow,

Tho’ none go with me, still I will follow,

Tho’ none go with me, still I will follow,

No turning back, no turning back.


Will you decide to follow Jesus?

Will you decide to follow Jesus?

Will you decide to follow Jesus?

No turning back, no turning back.


†CLOSING THOUGHTS


†THE CHARGE AND THE BENEDICTION


†THE CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  “Go Now in Peace”

Go now in peace, never be afraid. God will go with you each hour of ev’ry day. Go now in faith, steadfast, strong and true. Know He will guide you in all you do. Go now in love and show you believe. Reach out to others so all the world can see. God will be there watching from above. Go now in peace, in faith, and in love.


POSTLUDE

Mabrie Casbeer
Sep 25, 2021
Super Kids at San Pedro!

Children are an integral part of our faith family, and we’re thrilled with the turnout on Wednesday nights to launch our fall semester. We’ve got a great team of leaders who facilitate a wonderful program of music, fun, food, and Bible teaching. There is nothing like this program in our area.


We’ve also introduced a weekly “Superkid” award for children who attend regularly and respond faithfully to the Good News message. We know all our kids are super, so it’s fun to affirm their faithfulness to God and their enthusiasm for church life. Wednesdays continue through the fall from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at no charge to families. Children and families are encouraged to bring friends to this “VBS style” weekly discipleship night.


Also we celebrate creative ways for children to participate in the spiritual life of San Pedro. Sunday mornings we host a time for children by the pastors, and a unique children’s church program during worship. In addition, children up to 5th grade can participate in our acolyte program (click HERE for more information about acolytes). 

Kerry Stamper
Sep 7, 2021
New Sound System is UP

A big “thank you” is due staff members Pastor Paul Gaedke, Jesse Ramirez, and Griffin Gaedke for our new sound system and sanctuary improvements. San Pedro is now experiencing an exponential improvement in our audio/visual system due to their long hours and dedication to get the brand new system up and running. 


Pastor Paul and Jesse have also put their carpentry and construction skills to use in repurposing our music room risers for the sanctuary and sound booth. By utilizing what we already had on hand, we’ve both opened up the music room to become a bell choir room, and also saved about $8000 in building costs. We’ve got more room for the choir in the sanctuary, and our sound booth is no longer partially obscuring the side exit. 


Griffin’s been with us throughout the pandemic, and he’s been instrumental in keeping our online sound and visual system going for these many months. What you see online is now a weekly offering that many of our San Pedro folks continue to enjoy while traveling or away from the sanctuary. 


So again, take a moment to say “thank you” to each of them when you see them face to face. We’re lucky to have them on our staff. 

Dr Bryan Stamper
Sep 2, 2021