Donations for Puerto Rico: Pastor Nelson Velázquez has provided us donation locations and items needed for the people of Puerto Rico. This list is approved by the Government of Puerto Rico. If you are interested in helping, please take your donations to any one of these locations:

  •   Puerto Rico Rises, Main donation Station, 14886 Tradesman, SA, TX 78249

  •   State Farm, Mr. Ivan Cosme, 8122 Marbach Rd., SA, TX 78227

  •   Re/Max Unlimited, 342 Hot Wells Blvd., SA, TX 78223

  •   Bory's Barber Shop, 10259 O'Conner Rd., SA, TX 78233

Items needed: bottled water, canned food, cereal, medications, first aid kits, batteries, diapers for babies and adults, deodorant, soap, toothpaste, mosquito repellent, gloves, and toilet paper. San Antonio has established a website where you can give directly on-line donations to help the people of Puerto Rico. The website is:


In honor of Jubilee Weekend, October 20-22 the CBA group is asking that congregation members take a copy of information packet with prayers and sign the petition in the back of the sanctuary to help our brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico, Dominica, Barbuda and the US Virgin Islands.


The Chapel Boychoir of San Antonio and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1018 E. Grayson St., will present A Celebration of Psalmody on Sun., Oct. 15, 4:00 pm. The public is invited and there is no admission fee. For more info contact: Mary Ann Winden, AAGO, ChM, Director, Chapel Boychoir of SA, 210-542-1968.


San Pablo will host their Bohemia Dinner on Sat., Oct. 21 from 5:30-9:30 pm in the Fireside Room. They will have folkloric, romantic and dancing music, plus karaoke! Suggested donation is $25 per person. For more information con- tact Ana Stubblefield at 210-452-7120. San Pablo members will have tickets available on Sundays also. They invite everyone to this fun evening!


Pathways to Hope: You are invited to join the 6th Annual City-Wide Ecumeni- cal Worship Service—Pathways to Hope, Breaking the Stigma of Mental Illness on Sun., Oct. 22. This service will be held from 4:30-6:00 pm in the Nellie Wilson Chapel of First Baptist Church, 515 McCullough Ave. The purpose is to provide comfort, hope and strength for families and individuals affected by men- tal illness. Free parking available for everyone.


Interested in keeping up with Pastor Paul? Read his blog at: http:// Some of his current topics are:

  • Letter to Editor Submitted
  • Sukkot Interfaith Clergy Gathering 5778
  • Pastor Nelson Velázquez on Puerto Rico Hurricane
  • NEISD Senior Citizen Discounts
  • Church Ad at Football Game
  • Statistics from Bishop Eaton
  • National Anthem at High School Football Game
  • Prayer Shawl Ministry
  • Bread for the World Letters
  • 1000 Pound Toilet
  • Research on City Council Invocations
  • Bibles, Badges, and Business
  • What Is the Largest Muslim Charity in the United States?
  • Bread for the World Executive Resigns
  • Nehemiah 8
  • What Is a Doctor of the Church?
  • Authenticity, Community, Service
  • Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples Day
  • National Take Your Bible to School Day
  • October 21 Pray/Fast/Act
  • What Is Happening at Beitel Lutheran Church?
  • Update on St. Andrew Lutheran Church
  • Fall 2017 Reading Program

Copies of these and previous blogs are on the table in the back of the church.

2903 Nacogdoches Rd.     San Antonio, TX 78217    phone: 210-824-7135  fax: 210-826-5146