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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LADIES AID - Tuesday, November 6 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 and assist with our mission to the church and community.

We will participate in the Sun City Garage Sale Oct. 6.  On Oct. 27, the ladies will be selling knives, Danny Duzits, cookbooks and homemade food items at the St. Peter Chili Supper / Country Store.

The money raised will be used to support charities locally and afar.  Donations so far this year were made to  Food for Friends, The Caring Place, Lutheran World Relief shipping fund, STARRY, the fund for Jennifer Klepac  and for  victims  of Hurricane Harvey.  

 GOLDEN OLDIES – Tuesday, November 6 at Noon

The Golden Oldies will meet at noon on the first Tuesday of each month for a potluck lunch and games. Please bring your favorite dish and/or dessert. Invite a friend and join us for the fun, food and fellowship.  

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WORSHIP COMMITTEE Meets Tuesday, November 13 at 5 p.m.


The Worship committee met on Tuesday, October 9th to start planning for the fall season and CHRISTmas. Special service plans:


** We will be observing All Saints Day on Sunday, November 4 and honoring our members and friends of St Peter who have passed in the past year: Steven Scruggs, Vernon Sydow and Bruce Ischy.

** Community Communion Thanksgiving Service on Wednesday evening, November 21 at 7:00 PM. Please make plans to attend and invite your friends and neighbors.  

** New members will be accepted into our flock on Sunday November 25.

** Christmas Cantata Service will be Sunday, December 9th during our regular worship service at 10:15 AM.  

** Christmas Eve Program (directed by DeWayne / Doc M) will be at 6:30 PM on December 24.

** Christmas Day services will be at 10:15 AM on December 25.


As we enter into the flu season, we ask that you refrain from shaking hands and of the sharing of the peace.  Please feel free to visit with one another after worship. If you are new or visiting please sign the visitor book as well as signing an attendance card and place it in the offering plate. It was brought to the committee attention  that some members of the congregation would like to clap for the choir's message, so if you feel the spirit move you to clap please do so, however if you wish, you may refrain from clapping.


Poinsettia forms will be available in the near future, please check your bulletin in the near future.  


We will be decorating the church for CHRISTmas and we need your help!   The date will be Saturday, December 8th starting at 9:00AM and we have scheduled to take down the decoration on Sunday, Dec 30th after the worship service.  A meal will be provided for all volunteers following the decorating.  So come one and all to help prepare the church for the season.


Our next meeting will be Tuesday, November 13th at 5 PM, if you wish to help make plans for the worship services please plan to attend.    

Fellowship Update

   1. No fellowship meeting in November.

   2. Need your help for ESL (English as a Second Language) classes to be held at Meadowcrest Manufactured Home Park on FM-972. On November 4th, look for a sign up poster in the gym for teachers and assistants. The classes are going to be twice a week for 8 weeks in the morning. We hope to start the classes in January. You do not need to speak Spanish in order to help with this activity. We will have a 2 hour meeting with the Williamson County Literacy personnel in December before we can start the classes.  I hope you can find it in your hearts to take part in this endeavor.

3. Thursday, November 22nd, if you find yourself with family going to different commitments St. Peter Lutheran Church fellowship hall will have open doors for a Thanksgiving meal for the Walburg community. Lunch will served at 12:00 noon, turkey will be provided all we ask is you bring a side dish or dessert. After lunch dominos may appear for time of fellowship and fun.

                                                                                                                                               - Elaine / Fellowship Committee

 Thank You - Annual Chili & Stew Supper with Quilt Raffle

Thanks to the entire congregation for the efforts and donations to the Annual Chili & Stew Supper, plus the quilt raffle. Proceeds from the supper will go to the Caring Place and other community needs, especially Friends Helping Friends and their food deliveries for shut-ins within the less populated portions of Northeastern Williamson County.

Elaine spent countless hours organizing and procuring goods for the meal. She was also the first to arrive and the last to leave! We had strong member support. I am sure I would miss somebody, so I just say thanks to all.






Study of Lutheranism & New Members Class


If you are interested in joining St. Peter or in learning more about the Lutheran teachings and Bible-based interpretations of Christianity, contact Pastor Philip. Join the New Members Classes (i.e. Study of Lutheran teachings) on Sunday mornings at 9 a.m. or Thursday evenings at 6 p.m. Watch the calendar for any updates. In the meantime, feel free to visit the ABOUT US / BELIEFS page on this website.


New members will be accepted into our congregation on Sunday, November 25 at 10:15 a.m.

Church Christmas Decorating


We will be decorating the church for CHRISTmas and we need your help!   The date will be Saturday, December 8th starting at 9:00AM and we have scheduled to take down the decoration on Sunday, Dec 30th after the worship service.  A meal will be provided for all volunteers following the decorating.  So come one and all to help prepare the church for the season.

Mark Your Calendars


Zion Lutheran Wurstbraten Supper - Tuesday, November 6. For more information, check the Zion Lutheran website.

St. Peter Church Council Update - Meeting of October 9, 2018

Pastor's Report:  The New Members Class is going well.  New members will be welcomed on the 25th of November.  Future classes will be in April and again in September, 2019.  The next annual meeting of the LCMC will be held in Omaha, Nebraska September 29th - October 2nd 2019 and we are all encouraged to attend.  A note of interest from Pastor is that 2% attend church due to advertising, 6% due to Pastor visits, 6% due to organized visitation and 86% due to friends inviting friends.  


Treasurer's Report:  Total income for September was $10,622.30 compared to $14,503.47 in September 2017; total expenses were $11,480.15 compared to $15,474.43 in September 2017; net income for September was <$857.85> compared to <$970.96> in September 2017; Benevolence paid in September $416.76 to the LCMC, $625.14 to Brookwood in Georgetown, $125.00 to LCMC Texas District.  The full report can be found in the Narthex.    


Finance and Stewardship:  The Finance Committee met August 28th to review 2018 income and expenses to prepare 2019 Budget for Council review and approval.


Fellowship and Outreach:  Chili Supper set up is October 21, 2018; Chili Supper October 27, 2018 5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.; Community wide Thanksgiving dinner November 22nd  Cantata will be December 9th  with baked potato bar to follow; Community wide Christmas dinner December 25th; Community wide Soup Supper January 21, 2019.


Faith Formation:  New Members classes underway. Lutheran History classes January 10 - February 7, 2019.


Worship:  Sharing of the Peace will be discontinued during flu season; the Anglican church Pastor will be sharing All Saints Day Services with us and his congregation at St. Peter on Thursday November 1st at 7:00 p.m.


Old Business:  Continued follow-up on internet service, digital sign and sound system.  Charles C., a church lighting expert, made suggestions to improve the lighting in our sanctuary.  He submitted his recommendations and a bid for supplies for Council review.   We also need a bid from an electrician in order to establish total cost.


New Business:  Discussed use of building and cleaning after an event; noted repairs needed in the entrance of the gym due to a roof leak; discussed security cameras and tabled it for further review; voted to add the following to the agenda for review and approval by the congregation:  2019 Financial Budget; second and final vote on constitutional amendments; digital sign and sanctuary lighting bids; to clarify building use.


Next Council Meeting November 13, 2018


2018 ANNUAL ST. PETER CONGREGATIONAL MEETING NOTES (unofficial)


The annual congregational meeting for St. Peter was held October 14, 2018.  The 2019 budget was approved after modification for the approved contractor bids at approximately $3,000 above the 2018 budget.


Council was authorized to fix the lighting in the sanctuary, investigate Bluetooth audio links to hearing aids, and form a study committee on a lighted sign in front of the church.


Doc (Dewayne) M and Elaine S were elected as new Council Members to serve from 2019 through 2021. They replace the outgoing members, Diane W and Jerry B. Thanks to those who have served and to those committed to future service.


On second reading, updates to the St. Peter Constitution were approved without modification from the 2017 proposals. Changes are effective immediately. The Congregation also approved the facility use policy. Click here to view the revised documents on this website.

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