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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Last Updated:
Jan. 6, 2019

LADIES AID - Tuesday, January 1 at 11:00 a.m.

As we begin a new year, we invite you to join us for our monthly meetings and our adventures.  Ladies Aid is involved in community projects, whether through our service or our benevolence.  We quilt.  We "garage sale."  We celebrate birthdays.  We pray.  We share devotions.  We share joys and sadness.  We look forward to this new year and hope you will join us in shaping our mission at St. Peter.  Join us on our adventure!  

Ladies Aid meets the first Tuesday of each month at 11:00 A.M.  Our next meeting is January 1.  If you cannot make this meeting, join us on February 5th at 11:00 A.M.  Make a New Year's resolution to join our group. We also strongly encourage you to stay for the Golden Oldies pot luck after the Ladies Aid meeting.  The food is delicious, and if you choose to stay, the games are fun.   

This year's officers are:  President Vinette M; Vice President Ann S; Secretary Joyce C; Treasurer Debby I; Correspondence Secretary Diane W.  We would like to extend a HUGE THANK YOU to Barb G and Geri M for their leadership this past year.  Look for the Ladies Aid year in review in the Annual Report. (In an effort to fully disclose:  Ladies Aid membership dues are $5 per year)

This year Ladies Aid reached out to our congregation, our community and our world by making charitable donations of about $2600. The recipients of these donation included:

 * Williamson County Literacy Council - (materials for ESL classes)

 * STARRY

 * Jennifer Klepac Fund

 * Meals on Wheels

 * Lutheran World Relief

 * Driving Hope

 * Young Life

 * Food for Friends

 

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WORSHIP COMMITTEE Meets Tuesday, January 8 at 5 p.m.


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.


Thanks to everyone who purchase poinsettias to help decorate the church to celebrate Christmas.  Please take your poinsettia(s) home after the services on Christmas Day or as soon as possible afterwards.


We will take down the Christmas decorations on Sunday, Dec. 30, after the worship service. Please help if you can.


Thanks to everyone that came out and decorated the church for Christmas also thanks to Elaine S for providing the stew after decorating was completed, it was delicious.


Our next meeting will be Tuesday, January, 8th at 5:15 PM, if you wish to help make plans for the worship services please plan to attend.    

Fellowship & Outreach Committee Meeting - January 8 at 6:15 p.m.

   1. NEW YEAR’S DAY LUNCH. Tuesday January 1, we will host a community wide New Year's Day celebration at 12:00 noon during Golden Oldies, Pulled Pork will be provided we ask those who plan on attending bring a side dish OR desert.  

 2. ESL CLASS SCHEDULE.
Monday, December 31, we will distribute ESL flyers and registration forms for participants.
Wed, Jan. 9 from 9:30-11:00 a.m., the Literacy Council of Williamson County will go to the Meadowcrest Manufactured Home Park to register students.
Thursday, Jan. 10, at 2:00 p.m. the Literacy Council will meet with ESL teachers and volunteers in our education building to determine the number of students and how many levels of classes we will need. We will also decide who will teach each class level.
Monday, Jan. 21 from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. begins 8 weeks of twice-weekly (Monday & Wednesday) ESL classes at Meadowcrest offices, 394 FM 972. The 16 sessions will begin on January 21 and end on March 13.

 3. FREE COMMUNITY WIDE SOUP SUPPER will be held at St. Peter on Monday, January 21st, from 5-7 pm. Sign up poster to bring soup or a desert will be in the gym on Sunday, January 6th. I am not for sure but I believe this is our 5th year doing this. We recommend that you bring your soup in a crock pot so it will stay warm longer. Soup needs to be at the gym by 4:30 pm.

4. FELLOWSHIP MEETING on Tuesday, January 8 at 6:15 p.m. prior to the Council meeting.

   - Elaine at 512-864-1904 / Fellowship Committee


10 New Members at St. Peter


St. Peter joyfully added 10 new members into the congregation on Sunday, 11/25/2018. The group included some long-time familiar faces and some new friends. We received Gwen E., Richard & Geri M., Patricia S., Bill & Mary M., Mark & Arden D., and Chad & Wren L. Members were honored with a luncheon.


Please take time to welcome and get to know these new members.

St. Peter Church Council Summary - Meeting of December 11, 2018


Pastor's Report:  The Christmas Cantata went well; new members introduced into the church and already participating in events; decorating done; new light bulbs installed; sound system still needs improvement.  Dewayne M. is heading up the Christmas Pageant with practices being on the next three Thursdays.  Looking ahead; how do we meet new people in Walburg?; how do we plant new mission starts from areas where we draw new members?; how do we reach out to our community?  God Dream's Program will be starting up and all Council Members are encouraged to review the information and complete their "Horizon Storyline Template form to begin discussion in January.


Treasurer's Report:  Total income for November was $15,731.64 with expenses of $12,382.10, leaving a net income of $3,349.54.  Income through November was a negative $2,650.98 compared to a net income of $6,667.86 in 2017.  Benevolences paid in November include $733.98 to the Salvation Army, $489.32 to the LCMC and individual gifts of $640.00 to the Caring Place as part of the St. Peter food drive.  Full report can be found in the Naethex.


Fellowship and Outreach:  Community Wide Lunch at 11:30 on Christmas Day; Community Wide Celebration New Year's Day Lunch with Golden Oldies; ELS (English as a Second Language) will begin January 21, 2019 at the mobile home park.  It will be an 8 week program and will be held on Monday's and Wednesday's from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.  Free Soup Supper is January 21. 2019 from 5 to 7 p.m.


Faith Formation:  Pastor is getting ready for the Luther Bio class to begin in January.  Plans for a New Member's class is contingent on those having an interest.


Properties Committee:  The flood light will be installed Friday the 14th; the heat pump was replaced in the church office; the new cleaning service will begin Friday, January 4, 2019.


Old Business:  Internet and sound system improvements still being looked at; Doc agreed to serve with Leonard on the Digital Sign committee.


New Business:  The Council was reminded of the importance of committees meeting consistently and to make sure that their planning comes to the Council for consideration.  They also need to keep Sharon in the loop with any and all church activities.  The Council approved the following; the purchase of two more light bulbs at the cost of $67.47 each; to replace fixtures in both restrooms and the library with LED fixtures; to change to a new electricity broker.  


Election of Council Officers: President, Allen C; Vice-President, Leonard M; Treasurer, Howard N; Secretary, Nora M

  

Committee reps, Ushering duties and all other responsibilities were assigned for the 2019 Council.


Next Council Meeting: January 8, 2019 @ 7 p.m.

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


Education Building Repairs


Thank you Mike V and Junior for the great job repairing the water damage in the Education building hall. Your hard work and dedication to keep the buildings in good repair is very much appreciated.

 

Golden Oldies’ New Year’s Day Community Lunch - Noon on January 1


Join us for a Community-wide New Year's Day celebration during our regular Golden Oldies timeslot on January 1, at noon.


Pulled pork will be provided. If you plan to attend please bring a side dish or dessert. Invite a friend and join in the fun, food and fellowship.

Christmas Cantata Service (12/9) & Christmas Eve Pageant (12/24)


Special thanks to Mary B and all the singers and musicians who made the 2018 Cantata possible and a big success.


Special thanks also to Dock M with all the actors, cast, singers and support team who made the 2018 Christmas Eve Pageant happen. It was also a huge success.


The Cantata and the Christmas Eve Pageants are major annual events. They require lots of planning and coordination, with many hours of work. Both events filled the church. Many in attendance at each event were visitors - whether friends & family of the congregation, or new to the surrounding area. It was great to see the crowds and the enthusiasm. These events cannot happen without everybody’s support. Thanks again!


New Light Fixtures in the Education Building


Thank you Griffin T for making our lives a little brighter by installing the new light

fixtures in the Adult classroom. Nice job!


 


Document Books for Council Members


Thank you Sharon P for preparing the binders of information for Doc M, Elaine S and Nora M. They are perfect and will be a great asset to these Council members.


 

Quilting News from St. Peter

A GARDEN MAZE QUILT will be auctioned off at the St. Peter Community Free Soup Supper on January 21. You may view the quilt in the gym and submit a silent auction bid. It will sell to the highest bidder on January 21. Money from the sale will be used to purchase supplies for the Lutheran World Relief quilts. Thanks for your support.

 

FIELD TRIP on Friday, February 1 to visit the Texas Quilting Museum in La Grange, TX. Meet at St. Peter at 9 a.m. on Friday 2/1/19 to carpool. We will view the exhibits, enjoy lunch in La Grange, and return to Walburg. Ladies and gents are invited to join us.

Women’s Bible Study


A new Bible study will begin Thursday, January 17, from noon until 1pm. See Joyce C for a study guide, “All Things New”, by Kelly Minter. Please join us for this hour of inspiration and in-depth study of  2 Corinthians.

 

Pastor’s Study on the Life and Significance of Martin Luther


Starting Thursday, January 10 at 6:00 pm, Pastor Phi will begin a study on the life and significance of Martin Luther. We will discuss the needs for reform inside the Western Church, Luther’s particular view and theology, and the significance of the Protestant movement, both in Luther’s time and in our own. The study should last approximately 6 weeks  (give or take a few). Although held at St. Peter, this event is open to both members and the public. Hope to see you there!