St. Peter Lutheran Church
2929 F.M 972 (at F.M. 1105)
Walburg, Texas 78626

Office: (512) 863-5600
Worship Services - each Sunday 10:15 a.m.
Holy Communion - 1st & 3rd Sundays



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Oct. 27, 2017

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LADIES AID - Tuesday, November 7 at 11:00 a.m.

The Ladies Aid meets the first Tuesday of each  month at the education building from 11:00 P.M. to 12:00 noon. We encourage all ladies to attend.

GOLDEN OLDIES – Tuesday, November 7 at Noon

The Golden Oldies meet the first Tuesday of each month for a potluck lunch and games.  Bring your favorite covered dish, invite a friend and join in the fun, food and fellowship. At this meeting, we will also briefly discuss the pending proposals for changes to the St. Peter Constitution and Bylaws.

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Fellowship Committee
& Schedules for St. Peter Chili Supper (Profits will support Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts)


What:              Chili Supper, country store & quilt auction

When:             Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11

Work Time:     8 am until 8:30 pm

Serving Time: 5 pm until 7:30 pm

How Much:      $10.00 per person, all you can eat,
                        Chili, stew, crackers, Fritos, cheese, onions, tea & dessert

Where:           St. Peter Education Building


We need lots of volunteers – to set up tables & chairs – man-handle big stew pots – prepare desserts – buy & sell tickets –  direct vehicles to parking spaces – greet visitors – serve food – wash dishes – auction quilts – entertain guests – and so much more. We are counting on you! Sign up on posters in gym or contact Elaine to confirm how you can help.

Click Here to download an advertising flyer about the Chili Supper.


Other Fellowship events include:

1) November 5, on Sunday after setting up the gym for the Chili Supper, we will have a short Fellowship Meeting.

2) November 23, Thanksgiving Day noon meal at church for community wide fellowship if you have no other plans. Turkey & dressing will be provided. Bring your favorite side dish. Eating begins at noon!

3) December 10, on Sunday after the Cantata, join us for lunch with a baked potato bar and chili. More information will follow.


Next meeting on Tuesday, November 14 at 5:00 PM.


The Worship Committee met on Tuesday, October 10th, and discussed the upcoming holiday worship services.  We are still looking for a Christmas Eve program director, if you have it in your heart to take on this project please volunteer for this position.  


We will be honoring all of St Peter's members who have passed away since  November 1, 2016, on All Saint's Sunday, November 5th; we ask that family members of those passed please attend this service in memory of their loved one(s). If you have family members or friends not members of St. Peter, who have passed in the last year that you would like to remember in a prayer, please let Pastor Phil or the church office know so they can be added to the remembrance list.  


St Peter will observe Thanksgiving with service on Wednesday evening November 22nd starting at 7:00 PM.

We want to thank Gladys Doerfler for donating a microphone for our audio system. We will be decorating the church for Christmas on Saturday, Dec 9th at 9 AM. Please make plans to come out and help decorate.  More information to follow.  

Poinsettias order forms will also be available soon so be looking for them.


Our next meeting will be Tuesday, November 14th at 5:00 PM, if you would like to join our committee, please come to our meeting.

Women’s Bible Study with Shirley


Join Shirley for the monthly Women’s Bible study at noon on Thursdays. Bring a Bible and a friend. (And we will have extras of both, if you forget.)


Reminder - St. Peter now accepts electronic checks


Many people pay their bills on-line, and would prefer the convenience of electronic banking instead of donating at the collection plate.  For more details about the process, go to the St. Peter website at:

       http://stpeterwalburg.org/egiving.html

Results of Annual Congregation Meeting on October 15, 2017


The 2018 annual budget was approved and new 2018 Council members for St. Peter were elected at the October Congregation Meeting. The 2018 budget will increase by $3,738 (or 2.4%) to $157,532. The terms for Vinette M, Konrad H and Griffin T will end in December 2017. Their replacements will be Nora M, Allen C and Leonard M. Thanks go out to the Congregation for the continued financial support, and special thanks to the new Council members for their willingness to serve.

Pastor Philip’s Bible Study : Join Pastor Philip on Thursday evenings at 6:00 pm, beginning November 9. We will study the Gospel of John. All are welcome to join this study.

St. Peter Constitution and Bylaws

At the 10/15/2017 Annual Congregation Meeting, members of St. Peter Lutheran approved changes to the Bylaws and on first vote, approved changes to the Constitution. The Constitution changes require a 2nd approval (with no changes) during our October 2018 Annual Meeting. Until then, we will continue to use the 2013 Constitution, but we have 2017 updates to the Bylaws. The updated document is available on the St. Peter website or from the church office.

2018 Time & Talent Sheets

The 2018 Time & Talent sheets will be published in the church bulletins until November 26. They are also available on the website or upon request from the church office. Let us know if you are willing to assist with services, workdays, Bible studies, activity planning or long-range vision. If you want to be a part of the decisions around the church, please volunteer! In addition, St. Peter is trying to get updated contact information from members. Please complete address and phone information to share with our members in the annual report and directory. Return Time & Talent updates to the offering plate or church office by the end of November. Thanks.

St. Peter Council News & Update: October 10, 2017 Meeting Summary

Treasurer's report: Income was short $970.76 in September when compared to expenses. All bills have been paid. This includes the Education Building remodeling. Bank balances are down $10,000.00 + for the year, but they remain healthy. Worship Committee: Thanksgiving Service will be Wednesday, November 22 at 7p.m. Christmas Eve program will be December 24, at 6p.m. and Christmas Day Service on December 25 at 10:15a.m. Property Committee: The roof leaked in the gym and Sanctuary during the Hurricane Harvey storms. Gary will get the roofers out. Old Business: Discussed ongoing issue of members and visitors not completing attendance/communion cards. Will seek 2018 volunteers for a Mission Development Committee; Pastor Bryce F will discuss our mission vision Sunday, October 15. After 7 years, Cecil S is stepping down from the Cemetery Committee; need a volunteer to take on this responsibility. Approved agenda for the Annual Congregational Meeting on October 15. New Business: Approved distribution of the revised Time and Talent sheets Sunday, October 15. Will ask Sharon to update the monthly statistical report. The annual Congregation report states that St. Peter is alive in spirit and financially healthy with challenges due to our aging congregation. Next Council Meeting is Tuesday, November 14 at 7p.m..

Remodeling in the Education Building


Nothing is ever totally finished, but come and see the new look. The lights have been updated, hallways painted and flooring changed. Gone is the dark cavernous appearance. The facility is now bright and clean.

Words will never be enough to express appreciation to those who spent their time and money to make improvements to the education building.  The Quilting room walls were removed by Combs Construction Company at no cost; Joyce C's generous gift paid for much of the flooring;  Allen C provided the primer and paint; Griffin T and his nephew Kevin shared in the expense of installing the lighting and other electrical work;  Mike V provided his paid employee for three days. Mary B, Joyce C, Stephanie H, Kevin and Vinette M, Howard and Helen N, Griffin T and Thomas T prepared and painted the Quilting room. Mike V and his employee Junior, Carolyn M, Robby C, Kevin and Vinette M and Howard and Helen N prepared and painted the hallway. Dick and Mary B and Ann S provided supplies.  The Congregation provided the new lights and a portion of the flooring. The value of your time, your hard work and your generosity is priceless!  THANK YOU ALL for a job well done!!  – Diane

2017 St. Peter Confirmation Class

Congratulations to the St. Peter Confirmation Class of 2017. Pictured are Abigail, Alyssa, Pastor Philip, Eric and Charlotte. We also congratulate Emmett, who completed his Confirmation studies in August and is currently enrolled at Oklahoma State University.

Blessings to each of them!