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
Christ is Risen! We're still celebrating Easter - all the way to Pentecost!

How has Easter changed us? How are our lives different post-Easter?

May the way we treat others, think about others, serve others reflect the abundant grace upon grace that the risen Jesus brings!

Sadie Grace Koch baptism
This Sunday we welcome Sadie into our family through baptism. Sadie was born to Christian and Cortney Koch on on May 31, 2018. Wayne and Shelly Engelke are the proud grandparents. Sadie's sponsors will be Felicia Engelke-Johnson and Zach Johnson, Jason Koch - aunt and uncles. We rejoice with Sadie and her new life in Christ!

Meal Train for Heather Duewer and family
We have an opportunity to help one HLC family in need. Heather Duewer has started chemo treatment and could use help for her family's daily needs. Click here  to access the Meal Train site to volunteer for help. Please keep Heather and the Duewer family in your prayers.

Senior Access
College Students - Gain Valuable Real-Life Experience Working with Seniors!
Are you or someone you know a college student studying to work in a field with seniors? You can gain valuable, real-life experience by volunteering with Senior Access, a non profit organization dedicated to helping seniors in your community remain active and mobile.
Seniors are the fastest growing segment of our society. This is one of the reasons why careers centered around assisting seniors is growing at such a phenomenal rate. If this is an area of study that you are pursuing, you can gain valuable experience in volunteering with Senior Access. You decide how much time you would like to serve, and we’ll work with you to match your varying schedule. Drivers are our biggest need, but other ways to serve include: Office Work, Light Yard Work, Friendly Phone Calls, In-Home Visits, and Handyman Services.
Senior Access provides transportation and other essential services for older seniors who are no longer able to drive for themselves. This is a great way to get service credits, gain valuable career experience, and make a huge difference in people’s lives.
If you’re interested in volunteering or learning more, contact Sherrie at 512-310-1060, eMail Senior Access , or visit our website at http://www.senioraccesstx.org/ .

Adult Sunday morning class
We are studying the book of Revelation using the book Revelation (N.T. Wright for Everyone Bible Study Guide). We have 24 copies available. Contact Vicar Katie for one to read. This week we will be studying chapters 3 and 4.

Adult Midweek Bible Study
We will be resuming our Bible study on Wednesday May 15 th at 6:30. We will be studying the Sunday Lessons and Gospel. The Lessons and Gospel are listed below. This will continue on the first and third Wednesdays.

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!

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:
May 5 - Discuss ' The Last Battle '.
Small Group Ministry
Bible Study
Our next meeting will be Wednesday May 15 th  in the Fellowship Hall. Meeting time is from 6:30 until 7:30 PM.
OWL's Luncheon
May 14 th the OWL's will be going to  Dell Diamond for Taco Tuesday to see the Express play the Oklahoma City Dodgers at 11:35 AM. Meet at church at 10:30 to car pool to the game to save on parking fees.
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
Our next meeting will be Wednesday  May 22 nd at the Downtown Hall of Fame. Time 7 PM.
Wine and the Word
Our next meeting will be May 8 th . Meet at church at 6:30 to carpool to Jill Johnson's. We will be sitting outside by a campfire. Bring a lawn chair, your beverage and a snack to share.
Women's Bible Study
Ladies, our next Bible study will take place Wednesday  May 15 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
May Birthdays
01 Daniel Doty
03 Doyle McGary
04 Austin Olson
05 Randal Craig
05 Leslie Doty
05 Iola Sturm
06 Marie Arnold
09 Tyler Hutson
18 Rodney Westphal
21 Clarence Merkord
22 Grayson Doty
23 Jannah Mersiovsky
24 Lloyd Mattingly
25 Dave Kinnaman
28 Kirtus Kolar
29 Megan Lorfing
29 Avery Martin
30 Kaedyn Kolar
30 William Lorfing
30 Julie Rydell
31 Sadie Koch

Anniversaries
05 Martin & Jenna Arnold
06 Randal Craig & Darlene Rydell
14 Dave & Barb Kinnaman
15 Eric & Carol Stromberg
16 Wayne & Shelly Engelke
20 Randy & Maria Davis
28 Dennis & Donna Slocum
29 Dennis & Christina Pompa
Looking Ahead
May 8 (Wednesday)
7 PM Wine and the Word
May 11 (Saturday)
8:30 AM Feeding the 5,000
May 14 (Tuesday)
11:35 AM OWL's at Dell Diamond
May 15 (Wednesday)
9:30 AM Women's Bible study
6:30 PM Mid-week Bible study.
May 21 (Tuesday)
11:30 AM OWL's lunch
May 22 (Wednesday)
7 PM Theology On Tap meeting at Downtown Hall of Fame.
May 29 (Wednesday)
6:30 PM Mid-week Bible study.
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; Sherry Fincher ; Curtis Wahrmund ; Linda Wahrmund; Heather Deuwer; Dana Collins , co-worker of Bill Sigmund; Kelly Wilkerson; Melissa Kriegel , friend of Connie Siegmund; Jill Johnson ; Rex Schneider , nephew of Iola Sturm .
Military Service
Grant Carter, Jason Edwards, Johnathan Davis, Brighten Miller, Kasey Taylor and James Fletcher
April Financials
For the month of April, the budgeted income is $16,288 and the actual income was $17,931.31. For the Year to Date thru the end of April, the Budgeted income is $65,152 and the actual income was $73,434.2
Service Opportunity
Feeding the 5,000 breakfast
The next monthly breakfast will be Saturday, May 11 th  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 gift of new life, of eternal life, is the gift of the risen Christ. It is the promise of Jesus. It was true for Dorcas in Joppa. It was true for those “who have come out of the great ordeal” in the Revelation vision. It is true for us and for all the baptized: Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Acts 9:36-43
Peter raises Tabitha/Dorcas from the dead
Dorcas was a faithful and devoted woman of charity in the community of Joppa. Her kindness and her work with clothing was well-known, especially to the widows in town. When she fell ill and died, Peter raised her back to life through the power of prayer.
Psalm 23
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not be in want.
Revelation 7:9-17
A white-robed multitude sings before the Lamb
Christ is the shepherd who leads his faithful to springs of the water of life. Christ is also the lamb who vanquishes sin and suffering, in whose blood the saints have washed their robes and made them white.
John 10:22-30
Jesus promises eternal life to his sheep
Jesus responds to questions about his identity with the remarkable claim that he and the Father are one. Those who understand this are his sheep; they hear his voice, follow, and will never be snatched from his hand.
Worship Participants
Altar Guild
Rodney Westphal
Flowers
Shelly Engelke
for Sadie Grace Koch baptism
Greeter
Open
Munch-n-Mingle
Engelke crew
Acolyte
Open
Cantor
Lelsie Doty
Lector
Dave Kinnaman
Childrens Ministry
Children's Church
Communion Asst.
Rodney Westphal
Sound
TJ Johnson
Usher
Open
Council Rep
Irene Hackbarth
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 video from this past Sunday, May 1. Third Sunday of Easter