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Adult Ministry

Adult Ministry

Welcome Pastor Tobias Green into leadership of our Contemporary Worship service and a calling to oversee Adult Christian Education and Fellowship. Currently we offer a host of opportunities to study on Sunday morning and throughout the week. We also celebrate multiple adult fellowship opportunities. Updated information is available at church, but feel free to contact Pastor Tobias with questions.


Read more about Tobias HERE.

Read about our Traditional Music Directors, Mark Twehues & Stephanie Price HERE

For more email {office@sanpedropc.org} or click news/events below..

Latest Adult Ministry News

Music Ensembles

Director Mark Twehues and Associate Director Stephanie Price glorify God through sacred music ensembles for worship and special events. Contact the office for information about joining our musicians. Contemporary Director Tobias Green leads our contemporary service of praise singers and musicians. Options to participate:


Chancel Choir - adult singers meet Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm for rehearsals. Anthems, offertories and special selections are offered in worship every Sunday morning. All experience levels welcome.


Adult Handbell Choir - adult ringers meet Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm for rehearsals. Handbells offer selections in worship about once per month. Beginners and experienced ringers welcome.


Soloists - singers audition for special pieces offered throughout the year.


Musicians - opportunities to play in our orchestra and for special moments in worship are vetted by auditions.


Praise Singers - 9:00 am contemporary vocalists try out at a weekly rehearsal, all experience levels welcome.


Contemporary musicians - 9:00 am contemporary praise team, tryouts weekly.

Music Ministries
Feb 14, 2024
What is Lent?

Lent is a 40 day season of prayer recognized by Christians around the world. Jesus followers who choose to recognize these weeks often fast and observe spiritual disciplines starting on Ash Wednesday, ending at sundown on Maundy Thursday. When observed, Lent is meant to be a time of preparation to celebrate the Jesus’s Resurrection on Easter Sunday. 


Your Roman Catholic friends may also abstain from meat on Fridays during Lent, which is why you’ll see celebrations of “fish fry” events during this season. Fish is not considered a meat. Protestants, on the other hand, typically refrain from a variety of foods that they would otherwise enjoy (sweets, sodas, etc.).


Recently a renewed interest in this period encourages not only abstaining from food, but also intentionally practicing acts of generosity, kindness and forgiveness. The intent is to recognize that removing foods from one’s lifestyle don’t necessarily lead to spiritual renewal and transformation. Disciplines and habits during Lent should point Jesus followers towards Christ’s grace, our need for salvation, and reminders to turn away from actions/choices/thoughts that are not pleasing to God (also known as “repentance”). 

During Lent, the San Pedro message series centers on parables from Jesus found in the Gospel of Mark. Dr Stamper also offers a devotional series by email. Sign up to receive them Monday through Friday, HERE.

Communications
Feb 14, 2024
Meet the Boedekers

San Pedro is pleased to announce Scott and Melissa Boedeker have answered the call to serve as the new co-directors of our Missions Team! This volunteer position works with our members who coordinate opportunities to serve our local, national and international missions opportunities. They will be attending staff meetings, publicizing events, and acting as our point of contact with the local non-profits we support.


The Boedekers moved to San Antonio just over a year ago, coming from the west coast where they were based for Scott's military service. Their family is excited to join another of Dr Stamper's churches (they were members of his San Diego church). 


Texas is not entirely new for Melissa, who is originally from El Paso. She is a Texas Aggie, earning her degree in Biomedical Engineering and then her Masters in Health Systems at Georgia Tech. She worked as a healthcare consultant for several years. Scott grew up in Tulsa, OK, attended the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, then went on to serve 20 years as a Naval Aviator. He then worked as a civilian for the Department of the Navy as a program manager in San Diego. He served several deployments aboard aircraft carriers while on active duty and spent one year on the ground in Iraq while on loan to the Army. 


Scott and Melissa married in 1996 and spent most of Scott’s Naval career in San Diego, with just a two year break in Monterey, CA, while Scott attended the Naval Postgraduate School. Their daughter, Madeleine, was born in 2004 and is now a sophomore at Texas A&M! When she decided to head to the great state of Texas for college, she asked Scott and Melissa to move to Texas too - so they did (true story!). She enjoys having her parents close, but not too close. So Scott and Melissa are now empty nesters, with just their youngest girl at home - a sweet 9 year old rescue pup, Winnie (pictured).


Scott, Melissa and Madeleine enjoy traveling as a family and they all love living in Texas! They've traveled to 12 National Parks together this year and had a blast exploring Utah, South Dakota, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming this summer. Here in SA, Scott enjoys sailing at Canyon Lake and flying radio controlled airplanes. Melissa is involved with the San Antonio Chapter of the Aggie Moms Club and volunteers weekly with one of our missions partners, CAM (Christian Assistance Ministries). 


From Scott and Melissa, "We look forward to meeting more friends at San Pedro and serving on Missions with many of you. We're new, so we'd love to work with as many long-serving and brand new members (like us). Let's bless our local neighbors and show the love of Christ like so many great people who've been at San Pedro have done over the years."


Please make the Boedekers feel welcome, and take this opportunity to get involved with missions at San Pedro!

Communications
Feb 2, 2024
Meet the Greens

We’re excited to add another full-time employee to our staff! In striving to fulfill our vision focus of “Second Campus, Second Service,” Tobias Green, his wife, and two children will start serving the Lord with us at the end of September. Tobias’s primary job responsibilities involve leading the worship team of singers and musicians for our 9:00 am contemporary service, which will re-launch on Sunday, October 1st. 


Tobias is also an ordained pastor, and while he holds advanced degrees, he is not ordained in the PCUSA. However, he is very passionate about teaching God’s word so he will be overseeing our Adult Education and Fellowship ministries at San Pedro. We’re excited to have this integral part of our organizational structure represented on staff every week. He’ll be contacting the deacons and key volunteers who teach and put together fun gatherings within our faith family. 


Here are a few facts about the Greens. Tobias has been married to Jasmine for 11 years. They have two daughters, Karen (8) and Denise (7). They are all currently participating in another local church but will be moving their membership as a family to San Pedro. Both daughters look forward to joining our children’s ministries programs on Wednesdays and Sundays. 


Tobias holds three bachelor's degrees in Theology, Music Ministry, and Arts in Religion, with the exciting prospect of completing his Master of Divinity within the next two years. Jasmine, a dedicated educator with a Bachelor's in Education, is currently pursuing her Masters in Clinical Counseling, a testament to her unwavering commitment to helping others.


From the Greens:


Our hearts brim with anticipation as we prepare to lead the 9:00 Sunday Contemporary Service and contribute to Adult Education and Discipleship within our new church community. We approach this opportunity with joy and dedication, eager to share our faith, love, and talents with the wonderful members of San Pedro Presbyterian Church. Together, let's foster meaningful relationships, nurture spiritual growth, and spread a message of hope and love, strengthening our bonds and deepening our relationship with God.


Please join the rest of our leadership team in prayer as we welcome Tobias, Jasmine, Karen and Denise to San Pedro. 

Staff
Feb 2, 2024
Adult Classes Spring 24

The following classes are active from February 1st to April 28th. Stop in to any of these classes. Adult Education information and people to answer questions are available in the narthex outside the sanctuary on Sunday mornings before or after worship. Pastor Tobias Green is overseeing adult education ministries; he's available every Sunday morning in person.


ADULT EDUCATION WEDNESDAY CLASS

  • Fireside Room (6 - 6:50 pm) Godspeed - Eric Mapes



ADULT EDUCATION SUNDAY CLASSES

(starting tomorrow in the Arnold Building)

  • Room 101 Encountering God - Jonathan & Laura Cowlishaw
  • Room 103 Life of the Beloved - Mike Krenz
  • The Choir Room - Discovering God Through the Arts - Mark Twehues (NOTE - this class is full, do not attend if you have not already signed up)
  • Room 105 How to Study the Bible - Martha Krenz
  • Room 106 Psalm 23: A Shepherd's Look - Skye Tandy
  • Room 107 Gospel Project - Nico Carrillo
  • Room 108 The Epistle to the Philippians - Mike Tandy


Communications Team
Feb 1, 2024
Celebrate Your Birthday Month

Kids and adults get a special treat on the first Sunday of their birthday month. Pick up a "It's my birthday month" badge and get a birthday cake flavored Hershey's Kiss.


We're asking folks to wear the badges out to restaurants, when shopping and as you go around town. It's an easy way to let people know about San Pedro, and a fun reminder to celebrate God's blessing through your life. You deserve a special treat, come worship and enjoy the San Pedro way to recognize your birthday.


P.s. Keep the badge and wear it for the month of your birthday, then bring it back to the name tag center so other folks can share it, too.

Communications
Feb 1, 2024

Upcoming Adult Ministry Events

Mar
3
Sun
9:00 am & 11:00 am
Reynolds Hall & Sanctuary
Mar
3
Sun
10:00 am
Fireside Room
Mar
3
Sun
10:00 am
Reynolds Hall
Mar
6
Wed
7:00 pm
Sanctuary
Mar
6
Wed
12:00 pm
Fireside Room
Mar
8
Fri
3:00 pm
St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church