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You are welcome at Hutto Lutheran Church

regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, belief, income level or education. We invite you to be a part of this faith community

Our Mission

We are one body in Christ, sent in Faith to share God's Love, through Worship, Service, Fellowship and Witness.

Sunday, November 19, 2023

Paraments color: Green

Scripture Readings for November 19, 2023

Our readings during November speak of the end times. Zephaniah proclaims that the coming day of the Lord will be filled with wrath and distress. Paul says it will come like a thief in the night and urges us to be awake and sober. Jesus tells the parable of the talents, calling us to use our gifts, while we still have time, for the greater and common good. In a world filled with violence and despair, we gather around signs of hope—word, water, bread, and wine—eager to welcome the good news of Christ’s coming among us.

Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18, Psalm 90:1-8, 12, 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11, Matthew 25:14-30

From the Pastor's Desk

Grace and peace to you brothers and sisters in Christ!

Recently in visiting with the stewardship committee, the discussion came up about the importance of gratitude and telling the story of what God has been up to at Hutto Lutheran. Here are pictures to tell the story of only a portion of God's work at HLC these past several weeks including the one to the right, the WELCA Bible study group celebrating Emma Lawhon's 97th birthday.

Thank you for all you do at Hutto Lutheran!

God’s peace,

Pastor Amanda

Frank Simon delivering 56 quilts and 104 kits to Seguin to be dispersed by Lutheran World Relief around the world.

Lunch and learn event hosted by HLC prayer shawl group to knit and crochet a pumpkin.

Kirtus Kolar, Don Wiederhold and Pastor Amanda attending the North Capital Conference assembly at New Sweden.

Hutto Lutheran at Frights at Fritz.

Installation of 18 flags for veterans at the HLC cemetery.

Feeding of the 5000 breakfasts

Congregational Meeting - November 19th following Worship

  • Report from the Call Committee to call the Reverend Amanda Ullrich as our next pastor and compensation and benefits
  • Council members for 2024 - 2026
  • Tentative approval of Budget 

If you are planning to join by Zoom or call in (audio only) please let the church office (, 512-759-2064) or Cathy Bryant (512-944-4929) know so we can provide additional instructions on voting. 

Women's Bible Study

Wednesday, November 15 at 9:30am at Emma Lawhon's house, 2200 Patriot Way. For more information contact Jane Bolgen, 512-413-7242.


November 18th Property Workday

Property and Christian Education will be meeting at 8:00am-12:00pm to begin preparations to the backyard of the church office for a playground. Volunteers greatly appreciated! For more information contact David Dahl 512-713-8975.

In Person Feeding of the 5000 Breakfast

Join us this Saturday to help feed breakfast to the community.


Want to cook? If you have a food handlers you can come starting at 6:00am to cook. Food handlers certification can be completed online at and certificate can be emailed to Karen Bryant


Want to help welcome people or visit as they eat breakfast? No certificate needed. Food distribution is 9:00am-12pm.

HLC Youth Ministry Tamale Sales

Please help our youth ministry students raise funds and enjoy some delicious tamales this holiday season. Sales begin now until December 3rd. All proceeds directly benefit our Youth education programs. $15 per dozen. Tamales will be available for pick up Sunday, December 17th.

Order Online here!

Christmas Poinsettias

This holiday season we offering church members an opportunity to obtain a Poinsettia in honor of, or in memory of a loved one. The Poinsettias will be displayed along the altar during the Christmas season. An insert with your name and those of whom you wish to remember or honor will be included in the Christmas Eve service bulletin. All orders need to be placed and paid for by Sunday, November 29th, 2023. Carol Conrad will be taking care of the watering of the plants. She will let staff know if she needs help

Orange Santa

Orange Santa will drop off a couple of boxes to collect gifts for Orange Santa from the congregation. Gifts need to be unwrapped and for any age between 0 and 18. Suggestions for younger include arts & crafts, sensory toys, nerf items, games, Disney toys, dolls & dress up. Suggestions for teens include spa/nail sets, water bottles, Bluetooth speakers & earbuds, wallets/purses. Purchase as much or as little as you’d like and there are no donation requirements. The boxes will be picked up on December 2nd from the church.

Advent Study

Adult Sunday School is starting up the Advent study on Nov. 26th for anyone able to join, books are free of cost.

The Advent Study Schedule will be as follows, be prepared to discuss each week's 4 Bible passages and the Reflection Questions:

• 11/26/23 - Week 1: Revelation

• 12/3/23 - Week 2: Invitation

• 12/10/23 - Week 3: Vocation

• 12/17/23 - Week 4: Proclamation

Hanging of the Greens

Dec 2nd, 8:00am-12:00pm

We will be decorating the church for the Advent / Christmas season Saturday, December 2nd, beginning at 8 AM. On Sunday, December 3rd we will be hanging Chrismons on the tree as part of the worship service.

Reverse Advent Calendar

As our Christmas contribution to benefit the Hutto Resource Center, we are asking members to participate in a Reverse Advent Calendar. A list of 25 items (one for each day, December 1 to 25) will be provided. Items collected can be placed under the Christmas tree in the Sanctuary and will be weighed and collected by HRC who will keep a running poundage total.

Christmas Eve Choir Performance

Do you like to sing?

Join us for choir practice November 26th and December 10th after worship to practice a song for Christmas Eve. Whether you've sung forever or this is your first time, all are welcome to make a joyful noise and help us welcome the coming of Christ in a meaningful way!

Christmas Play 2023

The Christmas Play will be performed on Sunday morning during the worship service on December 10th. 

All children and youth are invited to participate. Rehearsals will be each Sunday morning at 9AM in the fellowship hall. There will be a dress rehearsal on Saturday morning, December 9th at 9 AM in the sanctuary.

If you have questions or need more information, please text Donna Fowler (512) 736-2001.

Christmas Wreaths

Gift It Forward holiday evergreen sales – Poster to be displayed in Narthex with information for ordering along with an information sheet that can be taken. Holiday gifts are delivered directly to recipients via FedEx w/personal holiday greeting message. The church earns $8 for every holiday evergreen sold using the fundraising code HUTTOLTX001.

Proceeds to go toward 2024 Orange Santa donation. Contact Irene Hackbarth if you have questions. Last day to order for guaranteed delivery for Christmas is December 8th.

Church Garage Sale

The garage sale has been moved to Saturday, December 9th. If you have more items to contribute or are able to help with set up or take down or the sale itself, contact Jill Johnson (512-585-5837), Jackie M. or Robin Valera.

Bluebonnet Philharmonic Orchestra Christmas Concert

The youth are inviting the congregation to join us in attendance at the December 10th concert at 3:00pm at the Rouse HS Auditorium in Leander. [1222 Raider Way, Leander, TX 78641]

Breakfast with Santa

Join us December 16th with a Santa special edition breakfast for the community.

Christmas Caroling and Stocking Delivery

Hutto Lutheran youth (and anyone who enjoys caroling!) are invited to sing Christmas songs to HLC super seniors.

Meet at the church at 11:00 on December 16th and we will carpool to houses.

If you are a super senior - Pastor Amanda will be reaching out to you this month to see if you would like a visit from carolers.

Hanging of the Pictures and the Crosses

We are so excited to be able to use the Narthex and the hallway again!

Do you remember the pictures that used to be in the hallway? And the famous "cross wall" in the Narthex?

If you would like to volunteer to put these back on the walls please contact David Dahl (David Dahl 512-713-8975)

Bell Choir

Do you want to make a joyful noise? Bell choir practice has resumed the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month from 9:30-9:45 in the new music room!

Nursery Volunteers

Christian education is looking to organize volunteers for the nursery from 10:30-11:30 starting in January. Interested in volunteering to help with children during worship? Contact the church office 512-759-2064. 

Financial Status

The Financial Status of HLC thru the end of October 2023 follows:

Total budget $190,387

Total expenditures $211,255

Total income $171,145 for a

Income under expenses by $40,110

Income under budget by $19,241

This additional expense is due to the property maintenance that has been done on the campus; roof work, Narthex foundation repair and Fellowship entrance work.

Prayer List

Have a prayer request? Email the Office with a prayer request for you or someone you love. Requests will be left on the list for a month. Feel free to submit request again for continued prayers.


Iola Sturm, the family of Marilyn Katherine Hammond, Keith Munnerlyn, the father of Donna Fowler, Natalie Clark cousin of Lloyd Mattingly, Michelle Hodges, mother of Heather Duewer, Madeleine Donoghue, friend of Heather Duewer.

Seeking personal prayer?

If your need is private, and you don't want your name publicly posted in this eLink email the Office directly.

Your request can get passed along to HLC's small confidential prayer team. In life's difficult times (we all have them), know that HLC is ready to lift you up in prayer.


Know someone who could use a prayer blanket?

Many thanks to our prayer shawl ministry team for blankets made for HLC congregation. Supplies for fleece tie prayer blankets available to make a blanket for anyone in the community in need of prayer. Email Pastor Amanda to find out more. 

Worship Participants


Council Rep

Frank & Simon


Altar Guild

Carol Conrad


Barbie Johnson



Daniel & Charlotte Doty


Assisting Minister

Kirtus Kolar & Kaedyn Kolar


Communion Assistant

Kirtus Kolar & Kaedyn Kolar

Communion Basket

Kirtus Kolar & Kaedyn Kolar

Children's Message

Barbie Johnson

Altar Flowers

Jill Johnson


Thanksgiving Moment



Worship Volunteers

We are the body of Christ, and everyone's gifts are important! We need your help. Sign up to lead at the Hutto Lutheran Church Sign up Genius. If you want direction on leading let Pastor Amanda know and she can train you.

Munch 'n Mingle - provide snacks for before and after worship in the Narthex (will resume after Narthex is repaired)

Greeter - Welcome members and guests

Lector - Read the lessons for the day in worship.

Assisting Minister - One or two people to offer the prayers of intercession.

Communion Assistant - Assist with serving communion.

Altar Guild - Set up for and take down after communion.

Thanksgiving moment - One person to share briefly (two or three minutes) something they are grateful for.

Altar Flowers provide flowers for both sides of the altar.


November Birthdays

1 Suzanne Erickson

1 Andy Simon

1 Frank Simon

1 Glynda Vanecek

2 Alison Rydell

6 Chris Graham

6 Emma Lawhon

6 Julia VandaGriff

7 Rebecca Berkenhoff

10 Christina Pompa

11 Monica Campos-Guerra

14 Katie Rydell

20 Courtney Elkins

23 Carol Conrad

26 Sharon Holman

26 Kevin O'Neal

26 Brandt Rydell

30 Reed Rallojay

November Anniversaries

9 Ernie & Connie Schmeisser

Hutto Lutheran Church Council

Name & Ministry Team

You may send a person an email by clicking on the bold ministry team position


Executive Committee

Cathy Bryant - Council President

John Campbell - Vice-President

Jane Bolgen - Secretary

Rodney Westphal - Treasurer

Council Members

Meg Jameson - Education

Cathy Bryant - Stewardship & Finance; Outreach & Fellowship

Jane Bolgen - Outreach & Fellowship

Irene Hackbarth - Financial Secretary; Outreach ;Fellowship

Frank Simon - Stewardship & Finance, Worship & Music

John Campbell - Stewardship & Finance

Emily Page - Property, Worship & Music

Kirtus Kolar - Property

Office Info

Pastor Amanda is in Hutto Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays either at the church or out making visits. If you would like to visit with her and want to confirm she will be in the office or schedule a time you can reach her by phone 512-636-9784 or by email


Office Hours

Office hours are Tuesday to Thursday 9 AM - 1 PM or by appointment.

Contact info

Reach the office by leaving a message on the Church phone (512) 759-2064 or email the church office at





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