Our Mission
We are one body in Christ, sent in faith to share God's Love, through Worship, Service, Fellowship and Witness.
Announcements
Announcements
From the desk of Vicar Katie
Love will move us forward. We might shy away from extravagant love or be reluctant to show it...Mary's anointing of Jesus' feet is a testimony to us that love matters...showing an extravagant measure of love just might be propelling somebody forward into their future.

In Jesus Christ, we are loved with a measure of extravagant love that indeed propels us in into our futures to love others as Christ has loved us.

Easter Egg Hunt
We have lots of Easter Eggs to fill for the children's egg hunt on Easter Sunday. Please bring candy to fill them on Palm Sunday. If you prefer to bring after Palm Sunday, please bring filled eggs.

Flowering the Cross
Easter Sunday at 10 AM we will be flowering the cross. Please bring flowers to help decorate the cross as a celebration of the resurrection.

Call Committee
A call committee has been formed to pursue the process of calling an ordained pastor after our internship term ends on August 12. The members are Jane Bolgen, Lloyd Mattingly, Claudia Cook, Jane Sweeney, Bruce Deuwer and Bobby Stern. Please remember these people and the process in your prayers .

Churchwide Prayer Initiative
Acts 2:42 ' They devoted themselves to the apostles teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. '
During the next several weeks you will be receiving a call from a member of the Welcoming and Assimilation Team . Our purpose is to reach out to all members of Hutto Lutheran Church to inquire how we can be praying for you. The person contacting you is committed to keep your concern confidential and pray for you. We look forward to speaking with you soon!

Adult Sunday Morning Study
April 14, this Sunday, we will discuss what study to begin next for Adult Sunday Time. The time studying 'What Is The Bible' was very rewarding. Please come Sunday and give your input on what we could study together next.

Hutto Egg Extravaganza and Kite Festival
Feeding the 5,000 will be providing hot dogs, chips and bottled water at the Parks and Rec event April 13 th from 10am to Noon. More info to come.

Opportunities to spruce up our campus
Saturday, April 13 th will be our Church Property Clean Up Day from 8 til noon. General trimming and cleaning of flower beds. Please bring your favorite gardening tools and gloves. Your help in sprucing up the property for Palm Sunday and Easter is appreciated.

Cemetery Workday
The day was a huge success. Rain was forecast for the morning, but held off until after work was completed. Sixteen new marker stones were placed on grave sites to supplement headstones that were getting difficult to read due to deterioration. Two corner posts were set at corners of the drive thru the cemetery. Trees were trimmed and debris hauled off. The culverts at the entrances were straightened to allow water flow. Trimming was done around the grounds. Thanks to all who were able to help with this.

Food Pantry Lent Challenge
Instead of GIVING UP something for Lent, GIVE TO SOMEONE!
How to Participate
  • Collect 1 can per day and deliver to church at the end of Lent or each Sunday
  • Pledge a dollar amount each day and submit your pledge X 40 at the end of Lent.
Collection will take place during the 40 days of Lent, beginning Ash Wednesday, March 6 th thru Easter, April 21 st .
Requested donations:
  • Box of cereal
  • Peanut butter
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned tomatoes
  • Canned tuna or chicken
  • Dessert / cake mix
  • Canned beans
  • Rice, 1 or 2 lb. package
  • Oatmeal
  • Pasta
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Canned soup
  • Fruit Juice
  • Baking items - Flour, Sugar, Salt etc
  • Canned beans - refried, pinto, Ranch, baked

Interested in Becoming a Member of Hutto Lutheran?
Please contact Vicar Katie if interested.
Youth Ministry
The HLC Youth meet on Sunday mornings at 9. They are discussing The Chronicles of Narnia books by C. S. Lewis. The schedule for these meetings follows:
April 14 - Discuss ' Magicians Nephew '.
May 5 - Discuss ' The Last Battle '.
Small Group Ministry
Bible Study
Will be on hiatus until after Easter. Our next meeting will be Wednesday May 1 st  in the Fellowship Hall. Meeting time is from 6:30 until 7:30 PM.
OWL's Luncheon
Our monthly meeting will be Tuesday April 16 th in the Fellowship Hall at 11:30. The lunch theme will be 'Welcome Spring'. Bring a dish that reminds you of spring. Pastor Travis Summerlin will present a monologue of the Roman Soldier . A free will offering will be taken for Pastor Summerlin's church, 10th Street Methodist Church, Taylor.
May 14 th the OWL's will meet at Dell Diamond for Taco Tuesday to see the Express play the Oklahoma City Dodgers at 11:35 AM.
May 21 st we OWL's will have lunch at church at 11:30 followed by a visit to Mike and Donna Fowler's garden .
Theology on Tap
Will be on hiatus during the Lent. Our next meeting will be Wednesday April 24 th at the Downtown Hall of Fame.
Wine and the Word
Will be on hiatus for the next 2 months during Lent. We will resume in May.
Women's Bible Study
Ladies, our next Bible study will take place Wednesday April 17 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.
Ongoing
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.

Celebrations
April Birthdays
01 Andy Simon
02 John Campbell
02 Claire Seigmund
04 Shelly Engelke
04 Pat Hayden
06 Wayne Engelke
09 Mark Kreutzian
11 Brandon Sladek
18 Megan Blackmon
19 Helmer Dahl
24 Kristy Armstrong
24 Mary Regan
29 Dotty Davis
Anniversaries
05 Brandt & Julie Rydell
12 Michael & Anna Meacham
19 Jeff & Kathy Svoboda
24 Michael & Catherine Regan
29 Eddie & Pat Hayden
Looking Ahead
April 10 (Wednesday)
6 PM Meal
7 PM Worship
April 13 (Saturday)
8 AM Church property clean-up day
10 AM Special meal with Hutto's Egg Extravaganza and Kite festival
April 16 (Tuesday)
11:30 OWL's Luncheon.
April 17 (Wednesday)
9:30 AM Women's Bible Study
April 18 (Thursday)
Noon Maundy Thursday worship
7 PM Maundy Thursday worship
April 19 (Friday)
Noon Good Friday worship
7 PM Good Friday worship
April 20 (Sunday)
6:45 Sunrise service at cemetery
8 AM Easter breakfast
9 AM Easter egg hunt
10 AM Flowering the cross.
April 27 (Saturday)
8:30 AM Feeding the 5,000
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; Bobby O'Rear , friend 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 ; Doug Nelson , brother of Sharon Holman and Nancy Johnson; Shery Fincher ; Curtis Wahrmund ; Linda Wahrmund; Eddie Hayden; Heather Deuwer; Dana Collins , co-worker of Bill Sigmund; Kelly Wilkerson; Melissa Kriegel , friend of Connie Siegmund .
Military Service
Grant Carter, Jason Edwards, Johnathan Davis, Brighten Miller, Kasey Taylor and James Fletcher
March Financials
For the month of March, the Budgeted income is $16,288 and the actual income was $28,677.
For the Year to Date thru the end of March, the Budgeted income is $48,863 and the actual income was $53,503.
Service Opportunity
Feeding the 5,000 breakfast
23 rd The next monthly breakfast will be Saturday, March 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 voice of the suffering savior, Jesus, can be heard in the prophet Isaiah’s words and the pleading of the psalm. We are invited into the agony of our Lord in the extended reading of the story of Jesus’ passion. In the second reading, we who have put on Christ in holy baptism are urged to let the mind of Christ be our own. Lent leads us to this holy moment. Embrace it.
Processional Gospel Luke 19:28-40
Entrance into the final days
Isaiah 50:4-9a
The servant of the Lord submits to suffering
This text, the third of the four Servant Songs in Isaiah, speaks of the servant’s obedience in the midst of persecution. Though the servant has been variously understood as the prophet himself or a remnant of faithful Israel, Christians have often recognized the figure of Christ in these poems.
Psalm 31:9-16
Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit.
Philippians 2:5-11
Humbled to the point of death on a cross
Paul quotes from an early Christian hymn that describes Jesus’ humble obedience in his incarnation as a human being, even to death, and his exaltation and glory as Lord of all.
Luke 22:14 - 23:56
The passion of the Lord
Through the teachings and events of the passion story we see and hear the great contradictions that characterize the coming of God’s reign. The leader serves, the empty disciples are able to fill others, proud Peter is revealed in his cowardice, and Jesus—the innocent bringer of life—is arrested, beaten, executed, and buried.
Worship Participants
Altar Guild
Irene Hackbarth
Flowers
Eric & Nancy Johnson
Greeter
Open
Munch-n-Mingle
Eric & Nancy Johnson
Acolyte
Charlie
Cantor
Barbie Johnson
Lector
Jeff Svoboda
Childrens Ministry
Children's Message
Communion Asst.
Jeff Svoboda
Sound
TJ Johnson
Usher
Open
Council Rep
Rodney Westphal
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, April 7 th . Fifth Sunday in Lent .