Category Archives: St. Peter’s Church

This Week at St. Peter’s Church of Coupland – “Teach Me, O Lord!”

Submitted by Pastor Frank Dietz:

This is the Sunday of closure for Epiphany just prior to Transfiguration Sunday (2 Mar) and the launch of Lent on Ash Wednesday. The service proposes in the language of the 1 Corintians lesson (1Cor.3:10=11,16-23) and Jesus’s pointedness (Matt.5:38-48–concluding Matt’s “Sermon on the Mt”). Since the season of Epiphany is about a summons to be light in a dark, shadowy and troubling world, this Sunday “reboots” life directions richly in the Spirit’s gifts.

With an emphasis on Seminary/Church Vocations and an assurance to pursuing the questions we ask with integrity, we await word from our “still speaking, . . .” God. The Psalm, 119’s vv.33-40, lays a groundwork for the entire time of praise, prayer and discovery. All are always welcome.


This Week at St. Peter’s Church of Coupland

Submitted by Pastor Frank Dietz:

Sunday on the hill at St. Peter’s we’ll be deep into matters of the heart. Guided by both the Deuteronomy lesson and a continuation in Matthew’s fifth chapter, we’ll see Jesus after Joshua pointing toward critical choices to express and uplift life “in the neighborhood” very local and very global.

We hope those joining will “take time to be holy” and find the way of the heart, challenging as that may be. Indeed, “Choose life!”

Some of the beautiful stained glass artwork in the sanctuary.

Some of the beautiful stained glass artwork in the sanctuary.

This Week at St. Peter’s Church of Coupland – Your Part of the Deal

Submitted by Pastor Frank Dietz:

We will take an excursion into the most basic of Hebrew Scripture texts: Micah 6……and may see how Jesus launched his insights in part from the vv.6-8. That takes us to Matthew 5 and the Beatitudes….. An Abrahamic people (“Go be blessing….”) become those who “do justice, love kindness, walk humbly with our God,” and live true happiness in expressing the stewardship of life beatitudinally.


I know, it’s a mouthful but it is the heart of what our Christian calling is about!

I hope to introduce the children to a wonderful new book offered by Archbishop Desmund TuTu… who soulfully embraces the theme of the day.

This Week at St. Peter’s Church of Coupland – Go Fish

mormon-FishermanSubmitted by Pastor Frank Dietz:

This Sunday on the hill: the calling is for guys who fish, a Dad who “lets them go” follow this Jesus guy. Confirmands will assist us with an emphasis on the Sea, the Net and the Dad, Zebedee. Should be a fun way to deal with a very substantial challenge for the “stewardship of the remainder of our days!” Jesus does have a way even with the most unlikely of us folks!

St. Peter’s Church of Coupland – Upcoming Events You Don’t Want to Miss!




As the birth of our Savior is being celebrated this season, the Church Council at St. Peter’s wants to make sure you are aware of the many forms of celebrating your Church family is doing.  Please include these on your calendar too!  As a vital part of your Church family, we hope to see you at these celebrations! J

image010Saturday, December 14th –  10 a.m. (for those with children/grandchildren of all ages) Annual Children’s Program Practice/Rehearsal – no skills required!



Saturday, December 14th – 6 pm to 10 pm – “Adults” In Fellowship Annual Christmas Party at Judy Downing’s house (bring a light snack to share, and your own “special” beverage, should you chose)

Directions – 3601 C.R. 466, Elgin, 78621 (not in Elgin)  Phone: 512-293-0501

from Coupland:  FM 1466 East – right on CR 464 – 1.4 miles road turns left – 1 mile to stop sign – turn left CR 466 – 1.4 miles – gray house on left, # 3601

from Elgin: Hwy. 95 toward Coupland: right on Roemer – when cross railroad tracks, immediate left onto New Trails (C.R. 93) – 1.8 miles to “T” – right, go about 100 yds – left on CR 460 – 0.8 mile to “T” – left CR 463 – 0.9 mile – right CR 466 – 1.2 miles to Yegua Creek Church – continue on 2.5 miles to gray house on left, #3601

from Taylor or FM 619 from Structure: – right on CR 466 – 1.8 miles to gray house on right,  #3601

image012Sunday, December 15th – Annual Children’s Christmas Program @ 10:15 during worship service – children can participate even if they were not at practice




Sunday, December 22nd – Annual Choir Cantata during 10:15 worship service


And from Pastor Frank Dietz:

THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT: The 3rd Advent candle of JOY will be lit, joining the candles of Hope and Peace. The shepherds will be noted tending their flock as the trek for the holy family continues from Nazareth to Bethlehem. Our St. Peter’s youth——a span of ages!—–will remind us of the meaning of Christmas and Christ’s birth! 

image014Tuesday, December 24th – Christmas Eve Service at 6pm, with Communion Service




Sunday, January 5th, 2014 – Epiphany Sunday celebration at Church Parsonage, directly following church, light snacks will be available


image016On the horizon – Pot Luck luncheon to bring in the New Year, details tbd



Submitted by Jennifer Dollins

This Week at St. Peter’s Church of Coupland – Second Sunday of Advent

Submitted by Pastor Frank Dietz:

SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT: The 2nd Advent candle of PEACE will be lit in worship as the journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem continues with the children present and for all in the community of prayer and praise. A special visitor will have some words and message for all gathered. Psalm 2, Isaiah ll:1-10, romans 15:4-13 and Matthew 3:1-12 will shape our time together. Come join in at St. Peter’s on the hilll! 10:15.