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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 Stephanie! I am a native Texan, raised in San Antonio. I graduated from North East School of the Arts and attended Indiana University to pursue a B.M. in double bass, but felt the Lord calling me to pursue a B.M. in organ performance as well. I met her husband, Jerrod Price, at IU where he earned an M.M. in trumpet performance. School and work led us to Rice University for a short while before we married at Coker UMC and started our lives in Denver. 

I earned her M.M. in organ from the University of Denver. I maintained an active studio of piano and bass students alongside working at Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church where I played organ, sang in the choir, and co-founded and directed a youth orchestra. Life took the our family to Interlochen, MI where I served as organist at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church and taught piano and organ students.  

Most recently, the we've been in Cleveland, Ohio where I has served as music director and organist at First Baptist Church of Greater Cleveland as well as teaching private piano and bass lessons. Jerrod and I have been married for 14 years and have 3 children: Elijah (10), Anna (9), and Sarah (6). In my spare time, I enjoy entertaining, cooking good food, and masters swimming." -Stephanie Price

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Sunday Order of Worship

July 10th ORDER OF WORSHIP

†Congregation Standing, as able


MUSIC (starts at 9:45 Videos)


WORDS OF WELCOME


PRELUDE “Allegro” William Boyce


†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 (Based on Psalm 71)

Leader: In you, we take refuge.

People: In your righteousness, you deliver us.

Leader: You have taught us your ways, and we gather to celebrate your wonderful works.

Unison: Through your great love you bring us near. We unite our voices to sing your praise.

Leader: Let us worship God.


†HYMN OF PRAISE #11 “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing”


Come, Thou Fount of every blessing,

Tune my heart to sing Thy grace,;

Streams of mercy, never ceasing,

Call for songs of loudest praise.

Teach me some melodious sonnet,

Sung by flaming tongues above,

Praise His name – I’m fixed upon it-

Name of God’s redeeming love.


Hitherto Thy love has blest me;

Thou hast brought me to this place;

And I know Thy hand will bring me

Safely home by Thy good grace.

Jesus sought me when a stranger,

Wand’ring from the fold of God;

He, to rescue me from danger,

Bought me with His precious blood.


O to grace how great a debtor

Daily I’m constrained to be!

Let Thy goodness, like a fetter,

Bind my wand’ring heart to Thee.

Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,

Prone to leave the God I love;

Hear’s my heart, O take and seal it;

Seal it for Thy courts above.


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

Loving and gracious God, you are patient with us. We run away, and you seek us. We make foolish choices, and you teach us the better way. We hurt you and others, and instead of hurting us back, you forgive us. Help us, we pray; help us reveal your glory and goodness in our living, that we would bear the imprint of Christ throughout the world. 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 “Written in Red” Gordon Jensen/arr. Camp Kirkland


In letters of crimson God wrote His love

On a hillside so long, long ago.

For you and for me Jesus died

and love’s greatest story was told.


I love you, I love you;

That’s what Calvary said.

I love you, I love you,

I love you written in red.


Down through the ages

God wrote His love

With the same hands

That suffered and bled.

Giving all He had to give

A message so easily read.


I love you, I love you;

That’s what Calvary said.

I love you, I love you,

I love you written in red.


Oh precious is the flow

That makes me white as snow.

There is no other fount I know,

Nothing but the blood of Jesus.


I love you, I love you;

That’s what Calvary said.

I love you, I love you,

I love you written in red.

I love you.


THE 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.


MOMENT WITH THE CHILDREN


CONGREGATIONAL FELLOWSHIP & CHILDREN ARE EXCUSED FOR CHILDREN’S CHURCH


†HYMN OF PREPARATION #667 “Lord, Speak to Me”


Lord, speak to me, that I may speak

In living echoes of Thy tone;

As Thou hast sought, so let me seek

Thine erring children lost and lone.


O teach me, Lord, that I may teach

The precious things Thou dost impart;

And wing my words that they may reach

The hidden depths of many a heart.


SERMON SCRIPTURE READINGS

Psalm 133:1

Behold, how good and how pleasant it is

For brothers to dwell together in unity!


1 Samuel 28:5-15

When Saul saw the camp of the Philistines, he was afraid and his heart trembled greatly. When Saul inquired of the Lord, the Lord did not answer him, either by dreams or by Urim or by prophets. Then Saul said to his servants, “Seek for me a woman who is a medium, that I may go to her and inquire of her.” And his servants said to him, “Behold, there is a woman who is a medium at En-dor.”


Then Saul disguised himself by putting on other clothes, and went, he and two men with him, and they came to the woman by night; and he said, “Conjure up for me, please, and bring up for me whom I shall name to you.” But the woman said to him, “Behold, you know what Saul has done, how he has cut off those who are mediums and spiritists from the land. Why are you then laying a snare for my life to bring about my death?” Saul vowed to her by the Lord, saying, “As the Lord lives, no punishment shall come upon you for this thing.” Then the woman said, “Whom shall I bring up for you?” And he said, “Bring up Samuel for me.” When the woman saw Samuel, she cried out with a loud voice; and the woman spoke to Saul, saying, “Why have you deceived me? For you are Saul.” The king said to her, “Do not be afraid; but what do you see?” And the woman said to Saul, “I see a divine being coming up out of the earth.” He said to her, “What is his form?” And she said, “An old man is coming up, and he is wrapped with a robe.” And Saul knew that it was Samuel, and he bowed with his face to the ground and did homage.


Then Samuel said to Saul, “Why have you disturbed me by bringing me up?” And Saul answered, “I am greatly distressed; for the Philistines are waging war against me, and God has departed from me and no longer answers me, either through prophets or by dreams; therefore I have called you, that you may make known to me what I should do.”


SERMON “Sorcery” 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.


CONNECTION CARDS


THE GIVING OF GOD’S TITHES AND OUR OFFERINGS


THE OFFERTORY  “Brother James’ Air” arr. Gilbert Martin


†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 #656 “Take Time to Be Holy”


Take time to be holy,

Speak oft with thy Lord;

Abide in Him always

And feed on His Word.

Make friends with God’s children,

Help those who are weak;

Forgetting in nothing

His blessing to seek.


Take time to be holy,

The world rushes on;

Spend much time in secret

With Jesus alone.

By looking to Jesus,

Like Him thou shalt be;

Thy friends in thy conduct

His likeness shall see.


Take time to be holy,

Let Him be thy Guide,

And run not before Him,

Whatever betide.

In joy or in sorrow

Still follow thy Lord,

And, looking to Jesus,

Still trust in His Word.


Take time to be holy,

Be calm in thy soul-

Each thought and each motive

Beneath His control.

Thus led by His Spirit

To fountains of love,

Thou soon shall be fitted

For service above.


†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 “March on ‘Last sunshine Erfreuen’” June Nixon


PRAYER LIST

Members: Robin and Loretta Aplet, Jeanette and Forrest Appleton, Ramses Arce, Cline Ashenfelter, Peggy Boland, Margaret Ann Deats, Rudy Gaedke, Bonna Gehring, Jim & Betty Hayes, Harold Hibbs, Sharlene Jordan, Kathleen Nelson, Helen Saro, Jim & Deb Schwab, Lynda Shaffer, Chris Shelfer, Darlene Spencer, Jim & Mary Ann Summitt.


Friends and Family: Carol Anderson, Diana Grippi's friend, Luke Baca, Jeff Bangs, Dan Blankenhorn’s cousin, Frances D’Ambrosio, Linda Hutchin’s sister, Jackie and Peyton Bigly, Chris Watson's cousin, Gerhardus Eckard, Eric Mapes’ friend, Georgia Hamlin, Debbie Pederson’s cousin, Karen Knudsen, Herb Knudsen’s wife, Melissa, Dennie Hawkins niece, Carol Miller, Linda Gibson’s mother, Casey Goodhue, Margaret and Charlie Goodhue’s daughter, Glenna McAnelly, Jay Monaco, Lydia Saro’s friend, Robert, Rose Solis’ brother, Pam Phillips, Bob and Janet Osterloh's niece, Sandra Smith, Andrew Smith’s mother, Sheri, Zoran’s grandmother, Charlotte Spencer & John Thonen, Darlene Spencer’s grandchildren, Jenifer Thornton, daughter of Robert & Carolyn Salter.


Mabrie Casbeer
Jul 10, 2022
Get Your Name Tag

With the completion of our new name tag center, we're encouraging all our members and regular guests to wear badges while on campus for worship. With lots of new people attending worship and returning for in-person activities, identifying ourselves by name helps build community.


We're not charging folks for them, and it's a clearly identified check box on your Connection Card in worship throughout the month of June. Orders take about two weeks to process. And remember, wearing a name tag is a simple way to help other folks connect your name to your smile.

Office
May 23, 2022
Summer Time Worship @10 am

During the months of June, July and August we will have our traditional worship service at 10:00 am. Below are a few frequently asked questions about the adjustment.


Q: Why are we changing our worship time for three months?


A: There are two main reasons. First, during the hot months we want folks to get up and worship before the heat of the day. It's not unusual for churches to have a summer schedule that adjusts and shifts until the fall school season rolls back around. Secondly, we want to evaluate if this is a better time for our church family on a permanent basis. Most churches nationally find the 10:00 am worship time to be better adapted to modern life schedules. We're trying it; feedback is welcome.


Q: When will this start?


A: June 5th we'll start the summer schedule of having our traditional worship service start an hour earlier (10:00 am).


Q: How will this impact morning education classes?


A: We will coordinate with our teachers to determine what start time is best for them; but for now we believe they'll choose 8:45 am or 9:00 am. The special, monthly, children's fellowship opportunities will start at 9:00 am.


Q: How can folks share feedback about the earlier start time?


A: Some time in July we'll evaluate how the shift is impacting our worship together. It could be we only do this during the summer months, or we might discern not to do this at all, or God may be calling us to wait until a later date to reevaluate (or it might become permanent). We'll ask specifically for feedback during July after we've had time to try this service time.


We'll also make announcements about what our Elders and staff are experiencing as we move through the summer together. Nothing is decided. This is something we are trying, together, to discern our best way to reach the most people through our worship services.

Dr Stamper
May 10, 2022
A Call to Prayer

This is a season of blessing at San Pedro, with baptisms, new members, and families returning to worship. We are financially healthy, and there is a spirit of optimism and hope for our family.


With these feelings of joy and love, I've asked our Elders to affirm a three month Call to Prayer. We are specifically praying for two things: vision for San Pedro, and calling (or purpose) in Christ for all our members. Our Elders have agreed.


Accordingly, we're offering multiple opportunities to gather for fellowship and prayer. Let us seek Holy Spirit's wisdom and direction through these gatherings. Each requires an RSVP (click link).


  • Vigil #1 - 6PM May 18th (Wed) (soup & prayer) RSVP HERE
  • Vigil #2 - 6PM May 25th (Wed) (soup & prayer) RSVP HERE
  • Prayer Walk with Mark Twehues - 9AM Jun 18 (Sat) RSVP HERE
  • Prayer Bike Ride with youth and families - 9AM Jun 18 (Sat) RSVP HERE
Dr Bryan Stamper
May 10, 2022
Meet me at the Name Tag Cabinet!!

Our new, beautiful name tag cabinet was created by our very own Brian Schwab. He saw our members nearly tripping at the mobile board to get their tags. He was inspired to create a better and safer solution. He designed and built and installed the magnet cabinet in just weeks. He had some help from another fellow member, Darren Aplet. The name tag cabinet is also lighted – the colors can change to reflect the season.


Brian has a construction background and enjoys making many things. I am looking forward to his next church improvement project- keep your eyes out for it!!


What do you think needs to be improved? How will you help make it happen? See you at the Cabinet!! You may not have said this yet—but you will!!


submitted by Libby Fleming, Elder

Libby Fleming
Apr 24, 2022
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 Browyn King 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
Apr 3, 2022

Upcoming Worship Ministry Events

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