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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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July 30, 2018

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


 GOLDEN OLDIES – Tuesday, August 7 at Noon

The Golden Oldies will meet on Tuesday, August 7 at noon for a potluck, lunch and games. We will be celebrating Independence Day. Hot dogs will be provided. Please bring your favorite side dish or dessert. Invite a friend and join us in the fun, food and fellowship.  

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Bible Study Opportunities

Women’s Bible Study: Join the Women’s Bible study at noon on Thursdays. Bring a Bible and a friend. (We will have extras of both, if you forget.)


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


WORSHIP COMMITTEE Meets Tuesday, August 14 at 5 p.m.


Special thanks go out to Pastor Dean Hamilton for conducting our Worship Service on Sunday, July 29, during Pastor Philip’s vacation.


Our next meeting will be Tuesday, August 14th at 5 PM, if you would like to join our committee or have input to the songs during Worship Services, please come to the meeting.

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

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.

July 10, 2018 Summary Council Report


Becky Schwede, Church Mutual Account Manager presented an insurance review of St. Peters current insurance coverage.  For the Council consideration, suggestions were made to reduce our premium by increasing our deductible and discontinuing full glass coverage for a savings of $471.00 annually.

 

Pastor’s Report:  Pastor stated that his June report covered all current activities with a reminder that VBS would start Monday July 16th and that he and Amy will be on vacation beginning July 24th – 31st.


Treasurer’s Report:  Howard reported that total income for June was $10,241.19 with expenses of $10,547.42 leaving a negative net income of ($306.23).  Net income through June totaled $5,917.75 compared to $448.69 in June 2017.  Benevolence paid in June include $610.32 to Lutheran World Relief and $406.88 to the LCMC.  Full report can be found in the Narthex.


Committee Reports  

 *  Stewardship and Finance:  Budget process will begin soon.

 *  Fellowship and Outreach:  Gary reported that there will be a Pot Luck August 19, 2018 with a Chili Supper Committee meeting to follow; another community Pot Luck is scheduled for September 9, 2018 to celebrate Grandparents Day.


Old Business:  The Digital sign, Church underpinning and lighting are still being considered.  Georgetown Lighting will be contacted in order for them to review and give us ideas about increasing the lighting in the Sanctuary; a review of the By-Laws of the church constitution found no reason that a 3rd party German class could not be held in one of our classrooms.  It cannot take place until all plans are presented to the Council.


New Business:  The E-Check system is in place and is available to the congregation for use.  The Council voted to approve use of the building for the Nord Reunion August 5, 2018; to loan 10 long white tables for the LCMC convention 7.27 and 7.28; for Howard to continue with the Electricity Audit; to look in to a new Internet Service; voted not to make any change to the current insurance coverage.


Next Council Meeting August 14, 2018 @ 7 p.m.

Fellowship Planning - Tuesday, August 7 at 10:15 a.m.

The Fellowship Team will meet Tuesday, August 7 at 10:15 a.m.  The August Fellowship event will be a pot-luck lunch following Worship Services on August 19. Please join these meetings and make your ideas known.


Community Farmer’s Market at St. Peter

The heat has been brutal on the local gardens, so St. Peter will host the final 2018 summer community Farmer’s Market on Wednesday evening, August 1 from 5-8 p.m., with fresh vegetables, honey, baked goods, fresh hot sauces and sausage-wraps. Come for the produce and stick around to visit.

But do not despair! We will be back once the Fall gardens commence production and should see pecans added to the mix.Dates will be announced as crops become available. Hope to see everybody there.

Pot Luck Lunch - Sunday, August 19 at 11:15 a.m. (Following service)

It is time for another Pot Luck Luncheon. [After all, we are Lutherans!] Bring your favorite dish and join the fellowship.

Those interested in planning the fall Chili Supper are encouraged to attend. This discussion will occur at / alongside the luncheon. Items to be discussed include price, drive-through plans and the date for the event, traditionally in early November. We want to hear your opinions and get congregational support. See you there.


2018 St. Peter Vacation Bible School Report


We held our 2018 VBS from July 16-19, 2-4 p.m. at the Horizons Mobile Home Park Office.

This VBS was AWESOME, AMAZING & FUN. I don’t know who had more fun – the kids or the adults.

* We had 17 adult volunteers and 11 volunteers to provide cookies & snacks.

* We had 16 - 19 students each day, from 5-12 years old. Their smiles were infectious. According to their parents, many had been cooped up for several weeks with few activities, extreme heat and limited transportation. Children & parents met neighbors and were appreciative. Everybody asked whether we will do this again. I believe the answer is a definite ‘YES’.


While most children spoke English, parents need help to learn the language. We are investigating an English language class and offering a small free library for children. This week was a blessing to everybody involved. Thanks to all who offered help, food and prayers. And thanks to the parents & children. They were fantastic. Find photos on Facebook or on our home page.