"I have the privilege of serving San Pedro as our Missions Deacon. I serve with a team to ensure the hundreds of thousands of dollars we've donated to local agencies is stewarded well, and to provide thousands of hours of service opportunities for our members. San Pedro is a very generous and loving faith family, and I am excited to see how God will bless our community through our mission efforts." Diane Redin
"And the King will answer and say to them, 'Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it for one of the least of these brothers or sisters of Mine, you did it for Me.' " Matthew 25:40
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Mission Presbytery is asking for your help to those affected by Hurricane IDA in Louisiana. There are three things needed in almost all natural disasters. Please consider doing one of these:
Clean up buckets filled with supplies. You can view a video of supply items and how to pack the bucket at https://youtu.be/7UxIKgSZRWQ.
Bucket assembly includes the following:
A. 5 Gallon Bucket with Lid. It can be purchased from Home Depot or Lowes. Place large items in first.
B. Heavy Duty Trash Bags 30 –45 Gallon, quantity of 24-28. Take bags out the box.
C. Laundry Detergent, One 50 oz bottle or Two 25 oz bottles.
D. Reusable Cleaning Towels, quantity 18.
E. Clothesline, One 100 ft or Two 50 ft.
F. One Package of 48 to 50 count
H. Liquid Soap that dilutes in water, i.e. Dawn, Lysol or both
I. Insect Repellent.
J. One scrub brush.
K. Scouring Pads, quantity 4.
L. Seven sponges Six small and one large size.
M. Dust Masks, quantity 5
N. Two Pairs of Latex Gloves
O. One Pair of Work Gloves
Hygiene kit You can view the list at https://cwskits.org/assemble-kits/hygiene-kits/Hygiene Kit includes the following:
A. One hand towel measuring approximately 15” x 28” to 16” x 32”.(No fingertip, bath, dish towel or micro-fiber)
B. One washcloth
C. One wide-tooth comb removed from package.
D. One fingernail or toenail clipper removed from package.
E. One bath-size bar of soap in the original package.
F. One toothbrush in the original package.
G. Ten standard size Band-Aids. All items need to fit inside a one-gallon Ziploc type bag. Remove excess air from bag and seal.
DO NOT add any extra items or toothpaste. Toothpaste of extended expiration date will be added to each hygiene kit just prior to its final journey.
Cash Cash can be moved to where it is needed quickly and easily. You can make a check out to San Pedro Presbyterian Church and Note: Hurricane IDA Relief for Louisiana. The church will send a check to Mission Presbytery after collecting donations. Cleanup Buckets and Hygiene Kits can be delivered to San Pedro Presbyterian Church and placed on the table outside the Sanctuary. Checks can be placed in the collection plates on Sundays or dropped by the church office Monday through Thursday.
We will collect these for two Sundays, Sept 5th and Sept 12th.
Ask questions at the Missions Desk on Sundays or call the church for a missions contact number/email.
Matthew 25: 40-45 “…Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.
Who's ready for lunch? Pictured are members of San Pedro Presbyterian's Missions team delivering 45 sack lunches to SAMMinistries of San Antonio. Our prayer to accompany the lunches was simple: "God use these meals to nourish and bring hope. In Jesus' name, Amen."
Let us remember, with gratitude, the privileges and blessings bestowed upon us as a church family. And in light of the grace gifted to us, let us continue to answer the call to serve those in need in our San Antonio community. Coming out of COVID many people continue to show up to food banks and area non-profits in record numbers. They are hungry and scared and in need of assistance.
When you give to San Pedro Presbyterian you make it possible for our Missions Team and volunteers to deliver desperately needed items to our immediate neighborhood and community. We give thanks for those who serve, and for those who give generously to our San Pedro missions and ministries.
Thank you everyone who donated shoes to the Soles 4 Souls Shoe Drive benefiting CAM. Through your generosity, SPPC was able to deliver a truckload of shoes to help the San Antonio homeless population.
Founded in 1903, PCHAS provides Christ-centered care for children and families in need. The agency has two core goals of (1) permanent homes for children and (2) self-sufficiency for their families. The San Antonio programs include Transitional Living for young adults aging out of foster care; Single Parent Family provides housing and services to give struggling single parents a chance to raise their children in a safe, nurturing environment where they can all succeed; and Child & Family to stabilize families in crisis.
The San Antonio campus expansion which began in 2020 is finalizing the first homes to be occupied soon. The caring congregation of San Pedro Presbyterian Church has helped to secure many home essentials for the new units which will be occupied by families and young adults in the near future. To learn more, feel free to visit pchas.org.
Habitat for Humanity has built over 1,000 new homes in our area. Habitat families invest hundreds of "sweat equity" hours working alongside volunteers to help build their homes. San Pedro PC is joining up with other Presbyterian churches in 2021 to sponsor and help build our 26th Habitat home. The build began on Saturday, January 30, 2021 and continues every Saturday through March 30, 2021. Our church provided lunch to the build volunteers on February 6th.
Special thanks to Leslie Anderson who made the lunches, and Cindy Mapes and Gene Trevino who delivered the lunches to the build site!!