Welcome to St. Peter's Church
Community, Worship, Service and Fellowship
Suspension of St. Peter's Events
Our Church Council decided to cancel any event at St. Peter's where we might expect more than 10 people to be involved, for the rest of March. This includes our Wednesday night Lent Services as well as Sunday morning worship. The council will meet again on March 29 to evaluate based on the recommendations of our conference as well state and national governmental agencies.
We loathe to miss our time to worship together. We feel that the most loving thing to do, for our local community as well as for our country, is to take every precaution and participate fully in attempts to slow and mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. In the future it will be impossible to look back and know how our small community’s decisions affect the big picture. If missing our time together for a couple weeks, even for several weeks, has the chance of putting fewer people in harm's way, it will have been a small price to pay.
In the meantime, we need to stay connected. The best way to do that is likely by phone. Call fellow church members. Take this as an open invitation to call people you haven't called before. We also need to attempt to stay on budget. If possible, we request that you mail in or drop off offerings while services are suspended.
The office will remain open as usual, from 8 am to Noon on Monday through Thursday. If you'd like to pick up a church directory or drop off an offering envelope, please come by. We will email important news and updates as they become available, and council members will also be making phone calls to ensure that everyone is informed.
A Church United and Uniting
St. Peter's Church of Coupland welcomes all in the Coupland community into a deeper relationship with each other and with God. Our Church is a member of the United Church of Christ, a denomination dedicated to bringing people from a variety of backgrounds and ways of thinking together, united, under one roof. We celebrate each Sunday with music, worshiping our Lord, the study of scripture, and the friendship of other folks who are also on a spiritual journey. We have open communion, welcoming everyone who would come to Christ's table. We accept infant and adult baptism. We encourage kind debate and gentle disagreement. We relish the fact that the church is a place where people with big and small differences come together and worship one Lord.
“Compassion is the sometimes fatal capacity for feeling what it is like to live inside somebody else's skin. It's the knowledge that there can never really be any peace and joy for me until there is peace and joy finally for you too. ”