Hutto Lutheran Church
August 1, 2017
Scripture Readings

Isaiah 55:1-5
Eat and drink that which truly satisfies

Psalm 145:8-9, 14-21
You open wide your hand and satisfy the desire of every living thing. 
(Ps. 145:16)

Romans 9:1-5
The glory of God's people Israel

Matthew 14:13-21
Christ feeding five thousand

In today's first reading God invites all who are hungry or thirsty to receive food and drink without cost. Jesus feeds the hungry multitude and reveals the abundance of God. At the eucharistic table we remember all who are hungry or poor in our world today. As we share the bread of life, we are sent forth to give ourselves away as bread for the hungry.
2017 Sunday Morning
(Reading, Altar Guild, Communion Assist., etc.)

Youth Events & Announcements
~Children's Church, Sandbox Stories & Children's Sermons
Every Sunday will feature one of the named education adventures above and we would love for you to participate as a leader or a student.  Please contact Mike  if you would like to help out with this ministry.  All preschool to 4th grade youth are welcomed to attend during our routine "Opening Hymn" to "Sharing of the Peace" time block

~Middle School Youth, 5th to 8th Grade
We are gathering for a new educational opportunity, on the following dates: Sun., Aug. 13th, entitled "Echo the Story."  Led by Daniel Doty and taking place during the Children's Church time, we hope your youth will come and engage in conversation, prayer, and fellowship in the coming months!

~High School Youth, 9th to 12th Grade
A special engaging time of conversation, prayer, and fellowship, entitled "Tough Questions" will continue Sun., Aug. 27th.  Led by Daniel Doty and taking place during the Children's Church time, it is our hope that your youth will join us for these conversations in the coming months!
Small Group Ministry!
~Wine and the Word
Ladies, our next gathering will be Wed., August 9th beginning at 7pm. We are meeting at Heather Duewer's home. Discussions will continue around our devotional style book entitled, "A Chocolate Life, Savoring God's Sweet Grace". Devotional materials will be provided and all women are invited to attend. Bring your favorite beverage or a snack to share. Please contact Heather or the church office for Heather's address.

~Women's Bible Study
Ladies, our next Bible study will take place Wed., August 15th at 9:30am in Classroom #1 of the Fellowship Hall.  All ladies and friends are encouraged to attend this study and fellowship opportunity.

~Theology on Tap
Gentleman, we are taking a break for the remainder of the summer.  Enjoy time with friends and family.  We will meet again beginning in the fall.
  Service Opportunity

~Feeding the 5000 Meals
Our next meal will be Sat., Aug 12th from 9-11am in the Fellowship Hall.  There are still slots available for serving so please sign up  here .

~2017 Acolyte Families
The updated cal endar is available for download here.   If you have a 3rd grade or above youth that would like to be a part of this ministry please email Pastor Marcus and we will plan on a training in June.

~2017 Home Communion Teams
This dedicated team of individuals and families takes communion, once a month, to those in our church family who are unable to make it to worship.  If you would like to be a part of this ministry, please email Michelle.

~Hutto Community Food Pantry
Volunteers need to arrive between 8-8:30am to help prepare the Pantry for the community.  There are two forms that will need to be filled out upon arrival if you have never volunteered before.  Please see the leadership at the front desk to get them.  Our next Saturday to serve as a church is Sat., July 1st.  Hope to see you Saturday!

~Hand Bell Choir
If you would like to join the HLC Hand Bell Choir and be a part of this beautiful music ministry, please contact Glynda Vanecek at
T he bell choir practices every 1st and 3rd Sundays at 9:30am, as well as every other Monday at 5:30pm in the music room.

~Adult Vocal Choir
If you would like to join the HLC Vocal Choir, please contact Alicia Jumonville at The vocal choir practices every 2nd and 4th Sundays immediately following worship in the Sanctuary.

~Knot Perfect Quilters
Please join the quilters on the 1st and 3rd Sunday at 1pm in the 502 Ministry Center as they continue to create those amazing quilts!  Please contact Donna Fowler for more information!
Additional Announcements
Financial Giving and the Budget
In order for us to continue the vital ministries of our church, the ministries that feed individuals and families, the ministries that educate and prepare individuals for life, the ministries that walk with veterans as they return home, and the ministries that wrap loved ones in quilts, we need our giving to be at or beyond that need.  It requires $4,347 every week to keep up with the needs of our ministries.  Since the beginning of the year, we have made that mark 5 times.  Please, prayerfully discern your personal or family giving.  Help us reach our goals and continue to be a vital part of the Hutto community.

~125th Anniversary Cookbooks
Our new cookbooks are here and available for purchase!  They are $10 each and can be picked-up after worship on Sunday or any day of the week, Monday through Thursday, 9am-1pm in the church office.
To the Church:

Pastor Greg Gaskamp will serve as Hutto Lutheran's transition pastor and will be available for visitations and emergencies.  

To reach Pastor Greg, please call the church office 512-759-2064 or Chris Graham 512-294-6414
31 Christy Noren
01 Jenna Arnold
06 Peggy Almquist
07 Rosemary Schmidt
08 Natasha Davis
11 Dennis Pompa
15 Bill Seigmund
17 Lance Rydell
20 Felicia Engelke
21 Bruce Deuwer
21 Dwayne Martin
22 Dane Bolgen
25 Debbie Cummins
25 Mike Fowler
25 Nancy Johnson
26 Mercedes Cook
28 Kandice Fallis
31 Anna Meacham
Military Service
Grant Carter, Jason Edwards, Johnathan Davis, Brighten Miller, Sam Teifke, Kasey Taylor, James Fletcher and Matthew Williams.
Prayer list
John Campbell as he continues to recover from surgery, Curtis Wahrmund as he continues treatments, Gladys Nelson-mother of Sharon Holman and Nancy Johnson-as she recovers from surgery, Stacie Welch, Tony Barrera-father of Catharena Rydell, Lana Guckian as she undergoes radiation treatment and recovers from brain surgery,  Erika Badola, Christine Donoghue, Wayne Erickson as he recovers from a stroke, Steve Robles Jr., Greg Almquist, Denise Stelmak, Tonya Cermeno, Weldon Zimmerman, Jack Kennedy, and Pastor John Campbell.
Food Pantry Needs
1 lb bags of beans,  1 lb bags of rice, jelly, canned fruit, canned meats: chicken, Spam, tuna etc., bar soap, spaghetti, pasta sauce, mac & cheese, boxed side dishes, canned vegetables, ravioli/spaghetti-o, shampoo, body wash, laundry soap,  and toilet paper
Reaching our Goals!

July 16th:  
Giving:  $1,155
Attendance: 126

July 23rd

July 30th
Giving: 2,196
Attendance:  80 

125th Capital Campaign
Giving Pledges: $46,093.41
Total Collected: $44,793.41
Total Giving Units: 39
Goal: $135,000
Difference: $88,906.59

Worship Participants
Alison Rydell

Altar Guild:
John Campbell
Shelly Engelke

Lance Rydell

Communion Asst.:
Rodney Westphal

John Campbell in memory of Grandparent's Herbert & Dorothy Bott

Children's Sermon:

Heather Duewer

Council Rep:
Jennifer David

MON      6:30pm, Feeding the 5000 Planning                                Meeting
             7pm, Boy Scouts, 502 MC
TUE     6:30pm, Yoga for Well Being, 502 MC
SAT   9am -12pm, Food Pantry
  11am, Spong Reunion, Fellowship                    Hall
SUN   9am, Music & Worship Mtg.
           9:30am, Hand Bell Choir Practice
           10am, Munch-n-Mingle
   10:30am, Worship Service
   10:45am, Children's Church
THURS  6:30pm, Council Mtg, Office                                           conference room
MON  12pm, Women's Brown bag
            6:30pm, Outreach Mtg.
            7pm, Property Mtg.
            7pm, Boy Scouts, 502 MC
            7:30pm Christian Ed/Fellowship Mtg.