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.

Church Calendar can be viewed by clicking here.

Worship links to live streaming

Pentecost, May 28 10:30 AM

Paraments color: Red

Scripture Readings for Sunday

Pentecost derives its name from the Jewish festival celebrating the harvest and the giving of the law on Mount Sinai fifty days after Passover. Fifty days after Easter, we celebrate the Holy Spirit as God’s presence within and among us. In Acts the Spirit arrives in rushing wind and flame, bringing God’s presence to all people. Paul reminds us that though we each have different capacities, we are unified in the Spirit that equips us with these gifts. Jesus breathes the Holy Spirit on his disciples, empowering them to forgive sin. We celebrate that we too are given the breath of the Holy Spirit and sent out to proclaim God’s redeeming love to all the world.

Acts 2:1-21, Psalm 104:24-34, 35b; 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13; John 20:19-23

From the Pastor's Desk

Grace and peace to you!


What do you think of when you think of the church? Is the church the building? The people? An institution? A denomination?


This Sunday on Pentecost we celebrate the day the church began. The church began with a few people, no buildings, no money, and no structure.


But what they had was more than enough. What did they have?

They had their faith in God, passed down in the Jewish tradition.

They had three years learning from Jesus what the Kingdom of God was all about.

Most importantly they had the Holy Spirit that was sent to them at Pentecost.


In our Lutheran tradition we say that the Holy Spirit “calls, gathers, enlightens, and sanctifies the whole Christian church on earth, and keeps it with Jesus Christ in the one true faith.” We do not have to know all the answers, but God has given us all that we need.


Gracious God, as we go through change in our personal lives, in our communities, and as a church, may we have the eyes to see the Holy Spirit both walking alongside us and leading the way.

God’s peace,

Pastor Amanda

Angela Romo became our Office Administrator. She started working yesterday, Tuesday, the 23rd. Please welcome Angela. Feel free to come by and say Hello.

OWL's for May will be today Wednesday, the 24th at 11:30 AM in the Fellowship Hall. We will be watching the movie 'Quartet'. Three people reside in a home for retired musicians. Every year, on October 10, there is a concert to celebrate composer Giuseppe Verdi's birthday. This year, the show must go on even with some disruptions.

The food theme will be concession stand food.

Prayer Shawl Ministry  Learn to knit or crochet on Thursday, May 25th. Yarn, needles, crochet hooks and snacks will be provided. Meet in the office meeting room at 1 PM.

Cemetery Corner - in Remembrance of Memorial Day: On March 10, 1903, the land that is now section I and II of Hutto Lutheran Cemetery was purchased from R.B. and Alice Hutto for $175.00 by the trustees of the Swedish Lutheran Church of Hutto. The trustees were John Johnson, Gustaf Johnson, and Oscar Johnson. Section III was added in the 1990s.

There are 296 buried at the cemetery, 17 of which are veterans. Our veterans are: Tim Rydell, Victor Stern, Carl Stern, Edmund Schmidt, Dennis Johnson, Arthur Almquist, Gus Almquist, Alfred Sorenson, Ernest Johnson, Everett Davis, Ivan Bergstrom, Joseph Smith, Leonard Anderson, Ace Hopkins, Ralph Mattson, Robert Johnson, and Ernest Schiller who has an honorary memorial plaque, as he is buried on the Arizona in Peal Harbor. We are ever grateful for their service. 

Hutto Lutheran Church Potlucks:

Thank you to all who have participated in the potlucks on the last Sunday of each month. There will be no May potluck and are discussions about moving potlucks to 5th Sundays. Stay tuned for announcements about the next potluck.

Vacation Bible School

June 26 through June 30th from 6-8 pm. Dinner 5:30 pm. 

Small group leaders wanted. Are you able to help lead? Contact

Know someone who would like to participate in VBS? Registration is open through June 11th. Just click on the icon above to go to the registration site for participants and helpers.

Restroom Survey Results: Thank you to everyone who provided guidance on the reconstruction of the restrooms with the survey and other comments provided to the council. After careful review of the surveys and discussion, the council concluded that we should rebuild basically the same as we had previously. We will upgrade to ADA Standards in one stall in both the men's and women's restrooms in the hallway.

Save the date, June 17th for the HLC Fish Fry and auction at Fritz Park. Starting at 11 AM until 2 PM.

To purchase tickets, click on the icon to the right to go to the payment site. There, enter the quantity of tickets desired, enter your name in the box just under the Quantity and click 'add to basket'. Then click on the 'Continue to Payment' to make the payment. Presale deadline June 11th.

The proceeds will help restore the damage from the broken pipes and begin building reserve funds for future maintenance and repairs as needed.  

  •  We need everyone to lend a hand. For example we need fish fryers - the equipment and people to use it.
  •  We need help with food - Contact Jackie McGary and Jackie Dahl
  •  We need you to sell tickets to your friends and family - Contact Jill Johnson
  •  We need help with the auction, from getting donations to setup - Contact Sue Christiansen
  •  We need your help to get the word out – Contact Becky Zimmerman
  • Do you have highly visible yard here in Hutto where we can put a sign?
  • Do you have a business to hand out flyers?
  • Are you part of a local civic organization you can share it with?
  •  We need help with logistics, with set up early Saturday to put away when everything is done – Contact Cathy Bryant

Do you have a golf cart or a gator?

Do you have a trailer; cargo or flatbed?

For general questions – Contact Karen Bryant

We need you!

Book Drive for HISD

Reading Ready Bus Tour with HISD starts June 5 and runs through July 12. The non-profit the school worked with in the past had promised us 5k books but recently said they may not be able to fulfill that order. So, any extra books we can get donated by this Sunday.

Blessing of Campers June 11th

Help us send off our youth to summer camp with a blessing during worship.

Transition process update

Thank you to those who have agreed to serve on the Hutto Lutheran Church Transition Team! Please feel free to contact them with questions about the process.

Jane Bolgen, 512-413-7242,

Joe Cook, 612-702-5466,

Randall Craig, 512-508-0847,

Brenda Graham 512-759-1314,

Tami Johnson, 512-423-3798,

Jeff Svoboda,

 Becky Zimmermann, 512-630-4294,


Please hold the team in prayer as they continue the journey of listening to the congregation, to the community and to the Holy Spirit in preparation for the next chapter at Hutto Lutheran Church. If you would like to send an email to the Transition Team you can send it to

Altar Flowers are a way to brighten the sanctuary. If you would like to provide flowers, you can sign up for a date in the Worship Assistant web page here, or on the flower chart posted in the Narthex.

Children, Youth and Adult Worship Sign up 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. You can sign up yourself by clicking here.

Financial Status

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

Total budget $76,155

Total expenditures $80,376

Total income $75,505 for a

Income under expenses by $4,871

Income under budget by $650

Adult Education

There will be no Adult Education this Sunday.

Prayer List

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


Judy Prater; Cory Morrison, son of Jill Johnson, Nolan Davis Sturm, great grandson of Iola Sturm, Nathan Pompa, grandson of Dennis & Christina Pompa; Helmer Dahl, David Dahl; Barb Kinnaman; Debbie Cummins, Barbie Johnson, the family of Mary Carlin family of Robin Valera, Sean Quinlan son of Claudia Cook's coworker, and Annette Bryant.


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

Kirtus Kolar


Altar Guild

Carol Conrad



Trudy Simon



Jill Johnson


Assisting Minister

Barbie Johnson


Communion Assistant

Barbie Johnson


Children's Message

Sunday School

Altar Flowers

Dennis & Christina Pompa

Celebrating their 52nd Anniversary


Thanksgiving Moment


Worship Volunteers

sign up to volunteer in worship

or email the office if you wish to put your name on the sign-up.

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.

Celebrations for May


01 Daniel Doty

03 Doyle McGary

05 Randall Craig

05 Leslie Doty

05 Iola Sturm

06 Marie Arnold

09 Tyler Hutson

11 Ernie Schmeisser

18 Rodney Westphal

22 Grayson Doty

24 Lloyd Mattingly

25 Dave Kinnaman

27 Becky Zimmerman

28 Brenda Graham

28 Kirtus Kolar

29 Avery Martin

30 Kaedyn Kolar

30 Julie Rydell

30 Don Shephard


05 Martin & Jenna Arnold

06 Randall Craig & Darlene Rydell

14 Dave & Barb Kinnaman

15 Eric & Carol Stromberg

16 TJ & Barbie Johnson

17 Frank & Trudy Simon

29 Dennis & Christina Pompa

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

Keith Hunter - Property

Emily Page - Property, Worship & Music

Kirtus Kolar

Office Info

Pastor Amanda will be in Hutto Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00-1:00 and additional times as needed during the summer months and also available by phone or email outside those times. 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 


Fifth Sunday of Easter, May 21