Monthly Archives: November 2013

This Week at St. Peter’s Church of Coupland – Keeping the Watch

Submitted by Pastor Frank Dietz:

FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT: We light the Advent candle of HOPE. While nourished by the Holy Meal at the HOLY TABLE we will be invited into praise in the 122nd Psalm along with Romans 13:11-14a, Isaiah 2:1-5 and Matthew 24:36-44. All are welcome as we begin the journey through Advent anticipation and preparation.

Night Watchman

Yorkies Need Home

Submitted by Pamela Prescott:

Hi, Folks,

Two Yorkies whose caregiver has passed need your loving home. 9 year old and 3 year old, two spayed females. Sweet and gentle.

Call or email me.

thanks, Pamela


Pamela Prescott Capps, Realtor

RE/MAX Genesis

(512) 626-9897 MOBILE

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Williamson County Disaster Summary Outline

November 20, 2013 (Williamson County, TX) – The Williamson County Office of Emergency Management has put together a preliminary disaster summary outline of the damage caused by the Halloween Flood on October 31, 2013.  In total, approximately 19 homes were damaged or affected by the flood.  The total amount of public infrastructure damage is approximately $1.1 million in uninsured losses.

Brushy Creek goes way over it banks, just north of Coupland, on October 31, 2013.

Brushy Creek goes way over it banks, just north of Coupland, on October 31, 2013.

“It is not too late to report your damage or to request assistance,” stated Jarred Thomas, Williamson County emergency management coordinator.  “People can report their damage or make requests for assistance by emailing”

Williamson County Judge Dan A. Gattis signed a disaster declaration on November 6, 2013, for Williamson County.  The declaration was needed due to damage sustained during the flooding event that began on Wednesday, October 30 and continued into Thursday, October 31, 2013.  The disaster declaration was extended by the Commissioners Court on November 12, 2013.

A copy of this order is available on the County’s website at

This Week at St. Peter’s Church of Coupland – A Time to Pause

Submitted by Pastor Frank Dietz:

The traditional observance for the last Sunday of the church year, liturgically, will be Totenfest. Place that pastoral sense in memoriam with the roll call and bell toll inside a measure of Thanksgiving in anticipation of the national community’s pause to give THANKS. Psalm 46, Jeremiah 23:1-6, Colossians 1:11-20 and the Gospel from Luke-Acts in Luke 23:33-43.

All, indeed, are urged to come and give thanks for our blessings and the lives that have blessed us during their journeying with us.


A City on a Hill – Gumper & Johnson

From “A City on a Hill: A Story of a Community, a Church, a People” by Jewel R. Johnson, Second Edition, 1979, Merchants Press of Taylor, Texas

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Cats Need a Home

Submitted by Lynn:

We have a relative that had a stroke and we need to find homes for her 4 cats. They have all been mostly inside cats. They are all neutered and/or spayed and are current on their shots. The one named Boots is a 12 year neutered cat that is a gray tabby and white color and is happy to sit around and be with someone that needs him. And there are 3 that are brother and sisters and are 2 year olds. The male neutered cat is black and white and there is a spayed female that is yellow and white and very sweet and just loves to be pet and then there is a spayed female that is very shy and i have not been able to catch her. If you have any place for these cats, please let me know by email at {This email is obscured. Your must have javascript enabled to see it}  or by texting me at 512-496-6771 and feel free to share this with others. I have attached pictures of 3 of the cats.