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"I have served San Pedro as music director since 2006. My desire is to bring prayerful music to worship each Sunday with the other musicians and members of our choir. I enjoy inviting others to a deepening spiritual life and relationship with Christ through music. And despite the recent reminder of many winters as a native of Ohio, I love living in San Antonio." Mark Twehues


"Hi, I’m Katarina. It has been my privilege to serve the people of San Pedro through music as the organist and handbell director for over 24 years. My husband Sean and I were married at San Pedro and this congregation has been a church home and a family for us. I welcome you to be part of our music ministry: a group of volunteers who have a passion for music and a heart for the Lord!" Katarina McAnelly

Latest Worship Ministry News

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
A Prayer of Remembrance

Lord we pray for people who grieve. 

Comfort, Holy Spirit, those who lost relatives, friends and co-workers on this day twenty years ago. 

Fill with love the hearts of those who mourn.


Lord we pray for our nation. 

Guide, Holy Spirit, those who are lost.

Bring people to Your Son, Jesus Christ, and give them peace.


Lord we pray for your church.

Empower, Holy Spirit, your people who serve in your name.

Open the doors of your church around the world, that your light might shine in the darkness.


Lord we pray for kind hearts. 


In the name of Jesus we pray, Amen.

Sep 8, 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
COVID updates

August 17th, 2021 COVID Task Force UPDATE


Session approved the SPPC COVID Task Force's recommendation that all members, guests and groups on SPPC's campus wear masks while indoors. This decision was made based on the following information – 


The Delta variant is at least twice as contagious as the original COVID-19 strains. Though vaccination is the most effective means of slowing the virus, under the current circumstances continued social distancing and reinstating indoor mask wearing are also considered essential for both vaccinated and unvaccinated people.


CDC and Bexar Co./San Antonio Metro Health recommends resuming indoor mask wearing for vaccinated and unvaccinated people alike.


https://covid19.sanantonio.gov/About-COVID-19/Dashboards-Data/Progress-Warning-Indicators


https://covid19.sanantonio.gov/About-COVID-19/Dashboards-Data


Task Force Members

  • Eric Mapes
  • Libby Fleming
  • Alex Fenton
  • Harvey Juarez
  • Jim Potyka
Safety Task Force
Aug 16, 2021
Coloring Kits for Kids

We know that having squirmy kids in the sanctuary can be a handful for parent. While we love having kids in the sanctuary, we understand the struggle to keep a kid quiet and engaged. We are happy to announce that Children's Church programs have been resurrected (Hallelujah) for our families with children.

Before the pandemic kids we offered cloth bags with various activities for children. While these bags are still unavailable, we want to provide kids with a coloring kit that they can use during the service. These kits contain coloring pages and crayons for the child to keep. These kits are to help our squirmy kiddos until the Moment for Fellowship and dismissal of children which will happen just before the pastor's message. They will be available in the Narthex, just ask an usher for a coloring kit when you check in.

I know that our adults are excited and would love to spend the service coloring fun pictures, but we ask that these kits be only kids. You’ll have to bring your own supplies. 

Dave Reiss
Aug 16, 2021
Calling All Acolytes!

Parents and grandparents of 1st through 5th graders are invited to put faith into practice on Sunday mornings! Join the Acolyte Team and lift high the cross to help other faith family members of San Pedro focus on the worship of Jesus Christ. Acolytes light the candles at the beginning of worship, carry in a Bible, and assist with other worship elements as their reading and comfort levels permit. Experienced acolytes can serve as team captains to mentor the younger and new trainees.


If you would like to sign-up or if you have any questions about the Acolyte Ministry, please contact contact Browyn King at 210-288-7320 or browynking@gmail.com. We are excited about training the next group of future servant leaders as Acolytes. It is a special way for young people to serve God and church.

Browyn King
Aug 16, 2021

Upcoming Worship Ministry Events

Sep
29
Wed
5:00 PM
Sanctuary
Sep
30
Thu
5:00 PM
Arnold Bld./Choir Room
Oct
3
Sun
10:15 AM
Fireside Room