Our Mission
We are one body in Christ, sent in faith to share God's Love, through Worship, Service, Fellowship and Witness.
From the desk of Vicar Katie
Thought for the week: What's the visit of the Magi really all about? It's about the truth that Jesus Christ was born for all; Jesus Christ makes way to salvation and a relationship with the Creator for ALL people...even those people we label as "other". Follow the star...be the light that guides somebody to the overwhelming love of Jesus...the overwhelming love that loves YOU!

Taking down the Green
This Saturday, the 12th we will be taking down the Christmas decorations starting at 8 AM.

Evening Bible Study
In January an evening bible study will be starting on Wednesdays. On the 16th and 30th in January and on the 1 st and 3 rd Wednesdays after that starting at 6:30 PM. With these dates the Wine and the Word will be on the 9 th in January and on the 2 nd Wednesday after that. Theology on Tap will be on the23 rd in January and the 4 th Wednesdays after that. These new events will be on hiatus during Lent which begins March 6 th with Ash Wednesday.
The study each Wednesday will be on the readings for the following Sunday. A new FlockNote group Wednesday Bible Study has been created for this group. Please join to receive the readings for the week and any other notes.

Chili Supper
The annual Chili Supper will be Saturday January 2 nd . Dining in will be from 4-6 PM. The cost will be $12 per plate. Children 6 and under eat free. Take out orders of a quart of Chili are available for $20 and are available for pick-up between noon and 6 PM.
All funds raised during this event will be used for Youth Activities .
Volunteer opportunities are available as well. A sheet will be in the Munch 'n Mingle area of the gathering area on Sunday.

Adult Sunday Morning Study
This group meets at 9 AM for an hour Sunday mornings for a discussion of various topics. Please join us for this time.

Knot Perfect Quilting materials
The Knot Perfect Quilters are looking for any fabric donations that you might have. If you received new bed sheets for Christmas and need to re-purpose your old ones, please keep the quilters in mind. If you never got around to using those beautiful scrap pieces of fabric, but would love to see them made into something useful, please keep the quilters in mind. If you are interested in joining the quilting group, please text Donna Fowler at (512) 736-2001. She will add you to the FlockNote group and keep you in the loop for quilting.
Small Group Ministry
Bible Study
Our meetings in January will be Wednesday the 16 th and 30 th in a classroom in the Fellowship Hall. After January the meetings will be on the 1 st and 3 rd Wednesdays.
OWL's Luncheon
Our monthly meeting will be Tuesday January 15 th in the Fellowship Hall at 11:30. We will have soups, salads and desserts. We will be playing BINGO so bring some of your Christmas gifts that aren't quite right for you to share as prizes. They might be someone else's treasure. A signup sheet will be in the Narthex. Hope to see you on the 15 th .
Theology on Tap
Our next meeting will be Wednesday January 23 rd at the Downtown Hall of Fame. Our monthly meeting is changed to the 4 th Wednesday of the month.
Wine and the Word
Our next meeting will be January 9 th and will be on the 2 nd Wednesday of the month.
Women's Bible Study
Ladies, our next Bible study will take place Wednesday the 16 th at 9:30 AM in Classroom #1 of the Fellowship Hall. All ladies and friends are encouraged to attend this study and fellowship opportunity.
Communications Format
Flocknote is our communications format to contact people by either email or text messages based on your preference. To get started, text Hutto to 84576. You will then receive a text message with instructions for setting up your account. If you have any questions or problems, please Contact Eric Johnson or Rodney Westphal
Campus Beautification
The property committee is looking for help with mowing and trimming the grass on the church campus. If you are interested in helping with this work, please contact the chairman of the Property Committee, David Dahl . Your help would be greatly appreciated.
Seeking personal prayer
but your need is private, and you don't want your name publicly posted in this eLink? There are now 'Prayer Cards' in the pew rack which can be filled out and placed in the offering plate. What happens then? Your request gets passed along to HLC's small confidential prayer team and Vicar Katie. In life's difficult times (we all have them), know that HLC isready to lift you up in prayer. You can also email Vicar Katie directly.
Service Volunteer Sign-ups
We have sign-ups available in the Narthex for all positions on one sheet. The electronic method is also available. You may also email the office if you wish to put your name on the sign-up. The sign-up book is for acolyte, cantor, greeter, lector, communion assistant, altar guild, head usher, flowers, sound booth and munch 'n mingle.

January Birthdays
02 Myrna Olson
03 Charley Morrison
04 Emma Maul
10 Emory Stern
11 Daniel Lidell
13 Alexis Armstrong
17 Donna Fowler
19 Maria Davis
19 Sean Morrison
20 Jeffery Smith
24 Julianne Arnold
24 Billy Sladek
25 Peyton Johnson
27 Lauren Stern
28 Samuel Lyons
29 Kaylynn Garza
29 Carol Stromberg
30 Allan Johnson
30 Tina Morrison
30 Autumn O'Neal
31 Darlene Rydell
04 Corey & Megan Blackmon
Looking Ahead
Jan 9 (Wednesday)
7 PM Wine and the Word
Jan 12 (Saturday)
8 AM Taking down the Green
8:30 - 11 Feeding the 5,000
Jan 15 (Tuesday)
11:30 AM OWL's Lunch
Jan 16 (Wednesday)
6:30 PM Bible Study
Jan 23 (Wednesday)
7 PM Theology on Tap
Jan 30 (Wednesday)
6:30 PM Bible Study
Feb 2 (Saturday)
4 PM Chili Supper
Prayer List
Will you help us with keeping this list current and pertinent? Email the Office for updates or deletions from this list.
Dorian & Efraim Brandt ; Bowen David ; Stacie Welch ; Lana Guckian , niece of Christina Pompa; Christine Donoghue , sister of Heather Duewer; Wayne Erickson ; Steve Robles Jr. ; Greg Almquist ; Tonya Cermeno ; Weldon Zimmerman ; Chris Harris ; Wyatt Krueger , great nephew of Jill Johnson; Judy Brown and Bobby O'Rear , friends of Connie Seigmund; Darlene Rydell ; Tommie Barrera , mother of Catherena Rydell; Jackie McGary ; Barbara Kinneman ; Nathan Pompa , grandson of Dennis & Christina Pompa; Storm Britten-Llouno ; Suzanne Erickson ; Doug Nelson , brother of Sharon Holman and Nancy Johnson; Shery Fincher ; the family of Harvey Hackbarth , brother of Irene Hackbarth, Harvey passed away on Jan 1, 2019; Rodney Westphal .
Military Service
Grant Carter, Jason Edwards, Johnathan Davis, Brighten Miller, Kasey Taylor and James Fletcher
December Financials
For the month of December.
Budgeted income is $15,440.
The actual income was $32,425.65
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Irene or Rodney.
Service Opportunity
Feeding the 5,000 breakfast
The monthly breakfast will be Saturday, January 12th 8:30 - 11 AM.
Hutto Community Food Pantry
Every Saturday. Volunteers need to arrive between 8 and 8:30 AM 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.
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 by clicking on her name to send an email.
Adult Vocal Choir
If you would like to join the HLC Vocal Choir, please contact Barbie Johnson. 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 Sundays at 1 PM in the 502 Ministry Center as they continue to create those amazing quilts! Please contact Donna Fowler for more information.
Scripture Readings
The Baptism of Our Lord cannot help but recall our own and all baptismal blessings. We recall and celebrate our adoption as daughters and sons, the gift of the Holy Spirit, and the promised company of almighty God when we “pass through the waters . . . the rivers . . . fire.” On this day the heavens open again for this assembly, and we receive the gift of the beloved Son of God in bread and wine.
Isaiah 43:1-7
When you pass through the waters, do not fear, for I am with you
Near the end of Israel’s exile in Babylon, God promises to bring them home. They need no longer be afraid, because the one who formed, created, and called them by name now redeems them from all their enemies. God declares them precious and honored, and God loves them.
Psalm 29
The voice of the Lord is upon the waters.
Acts 8:14-17
Prayer and laying on of hands for the Holy Spirit
Peter and John are sent to support the new Christians in Samaria, a group that was recently baptized after hearing the good news of Christ through the preaching of Philip. Here the Samaritans receive the gift of the Holy Spirit in the laying on of hands.
Luke 3:15-17, 21-22
The baptism of Jesus with the descent of the Holy Spirit
The reading opens with questions about the identity of the Messiah. John the Baptist insists that he is not the Messiah; instead he points ahead to one who is coming. And whether the voice of God was heard by all or only by Jesus, God settles the matter: Jesus is God’s beloved Son.
Worship Participants
Altar Guild
Rodney Westphal
Sharon Holman
Barbie Johnson
Claudia Cook
Childrens Sermon
Communion Asst.
Sharon Holman
TJ Johnson
Council Rep
Daniel Doty
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's, shampoo, body wash, laundry soap, toilet paper.
Office Info
Vicar Katie Hours
Vicar Katie is normally in the HLC Office Monday thru Thursday from 9 AM until 4 PM (except Tuesday morning when she is at Baked'n Sconed from 9:30 til 11 AM). Although these are her normal hours, she is sometimes out of the office on HLC business such as visiting shut-ins and hospitals or other meetings. Your are free to drop in, however it is recommended you call to be sure she is in.
Office Hours
Regular office hours are Tuesday thru Thursday from 9 AM until 1 PM.
Contact info
Reach the office by leaving a message on the Church phone (512) 759-2064.

To contact Vicar Katie for emergencies (24/7) phone her on her cell phone
(210) 416-3059
Lessons and Sermon from this past Sunday, January 6th. Epiphany of Our Lord.
Julianne Arnold baptism
Sunday, January 6, 2019