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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June 8, 2020

St. Peter Lutheran Church at Walburg, Texas
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Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Texas District

LADIES AID - Tuesday, June 2 at 11:00 a.m. (See instructions below.)

Join Ladies Aid on the first Tuesday of each month @ 11:00 a.m. and then stay for Golden Oldies potluck lunch and dominoes.  

Our next meeting is scheduled for June 2.  We hope to meet by social distancing in the gym or outside.  If not, we will "zoom" again.  If you wish to join us at our June 2 meeting @ 11:00 a.m., contact Vinette M. She will let you know where we are meeting or send you the Zoom meeting ID and password.  Kathy B will have the June devotion.

Ladies Aid met May 5th via Zoom. At the May meeting, Debby's devotion focused on Rainy Days and our opportunities for growth. We have purchased more Danny Duzits.  They will sell for $1.50.   Thanks to Debby for taking care of this.  

Ladies Aid members who wish to participate will be randomly assigned a Not So Secret Pal as a way to stay connected while we are apart from each other. For our April benevolence, Ladies Aid voted to send $250 to Meals on Wheels and $250 to Food for Friends.  For our May benevolence we decided to send $200 to the Caring Place.  We could not assist in this way without your support.    

The St. Peter Quilters have completed 101 quilts for LWR.  The quilts are in a holding pattern because of the corona virus. The quilts should be collected in June for shipment through Lutheran World Relife.  We hope to be quilting again in the not too distant future.

May's Challenge:  From Walter Bagehot, "The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do."  Work to accomplish the improbable.

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St. Peter Church Council Update


Next Council Meeting on June 9, 2020 at 7:00 pm. Look for details from Allen.


Until further notice, all worship services will be over the internet.


Our leadership team will meet on June 9th to determine procedures and timeline for future physical, interpersonal worship services.  All services will be performed and then posted online to the church's social media pages.

Golden Oldies’ Lunch - Noon on Tuesday, June 2 - Cancelled for June


The Golden Oldies meet on the first Tuesday of each month, at Noon for a potluck lunch and games. Invite a friend and join in the fun, food and fellowship.



Mother’s Day Outdoor Worship

St. Peters hosted an outdoor Mother’s Day Worship Service on May 10, 2020, on the front porch of our sanctuary. Music and sound system were provided by our friends at the Walburg Merchantile. We had a strong turn-out and perfect weather. The service can be seen online at https://youtu.be/HmhjE50uItc


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


WORSHIP COMMITTEE - Meeting on Tuesday, June 9 at 5:15 p.m.

Confirm Schedule with Kathy before the meeting.


Special thanks to Amy for recording, professionally editing and loading our weekly services to Facebook and YouTube. Thanks also to everybody who has provided voice and video recordings for music, songs, scriptures and prayers. While we cannot meet in person, these services are a nice alternative.


Worship Committee has not met in April or May. No decision yet about the June 9 meeting. Watch for an email from the church office or contact Kathy to determine status as the date approaches.

  St. Peter Quilters meet every Thursday from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Cancelled for early June & until further notice.


Join the St. Peter Quilters each Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Bring a lunch and watch for notices about noon Bible studies. The St. Peter Quilters have completed 89 quilts for Lutheran World Relief. In addition to tying additional LWR quilts, they are now hand quilting a Christmas Poinsettia quilt.   


Lady’s Bible Study - Noon on Thursdays


The Ladies Bible Study has completed the study of Forgiveness. They will take a break during the virus shut-down.


The congregation will receive email notice when they are ready to begin a study of the book of Daniel.  Watch for notices. Hope you can join.


Online GATHERING & STUDY Opportunities


Pastor Philip will host two weekly study opportunities.


SUNDAY EVENINGS, beginning 5/31/2020 at 6:00 PM: Q&A Session – Pastor will answer questions sent to him via email. Please send questions in advance to Pastor Phil so he has time to prepare.


THURSDAY EVENINGS, beginning 5/28/2020 at 6:00 PM: Study of the Augsburg Confessions. This study will use the now out of print book, The Augsburg Confession: A Contemporary Commentary by George Forell. Anyone wishing to attend should RSVP to Pastor so he can forward the chapters for the weekly discussion.


Contact Pastor Phil or the church office for the ZOOM link to join the online Zoom discussions.

Effective June 14, 2020, Worship Services Will be Both In-Person & Online

In these unusual times we ask that God watch over the people of St. Peter Lutheran and all His churches. We come before God and ask that the words of our mouths and meditations of our hearts be pleasing in His sight. (Psalm 19:14) As always, we ask for God’s presence and protection for His flock, especially during worship.

In-Person: For those who wish to attend the in person, physical service, we ask that you show up for worship early. If you have a mask, we ask that you wear it while in the building for the safety of your neighbors. We will have locally made masks if you need one. Ushers will guide you in and escort you to your seat. Seating is limited to a first come, first seated basis. We also cannot guarantee seating for everyone in the worship space. Households will be able to sit with one another at a six foot distance from other households. In this way, we are able to observe the recommended social distancing.

Bulletins and communion elements will be provided in your given seats for your convenience. If you need to use the restroom during the worship service, we ask that you make your way to the bathroom via the center aisle.

At the conclusion of the service, the ushers will dismiss the congregation from back to the front. At which point, you may return to your vehicles.

ONLINE: We will continue our online services, available to view at 10:15 am on Sundays or anytime afterward. St Peter encourages at-risk members and guests ("those who are 65 or older" or "with preexisting conditions") to participate with the online services.

Find our worship services online during these weeks on YouTube and from the ‘Recordings’ page on our website.