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
Jesus, our Good Shepherd, knows us and we know our Shepherd. We are known as loved children of God who are promised the gifts of faith and life everlasting. May we serve boldly and confidently in response to those gifts.

THANK YOU! Thank you for your generous congratulations on my graduation. The Wegner family is so appreciative of all of your support. We thank God for this season of ministry here and look forward to the ways God will continue to move throughout the remainder of this internship period.

Meal Train for Heather Duewer and family
This round of treatment has been covered, thanks to everyone who was able to help. The Duewer family is very appreciative of the help, love and prayers from everyone.
Another round will tentatively be the first part of June. Watch here for news of another opportunity to help.
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.

Katie Graduation
Vicar Katie and family will be leaving Friday the 17 th for Minnesota. She will be graduating from Luther Seminary on the 19 th . Keep her and family in your prayers for safe travels and thanks for her years of study and dedication in the past and future to God's work. Katie will be back in the office on Wednesday the 22 nd .

On May 15 th the Seminary Faculty votes on approval recommendation for graduation. Vicar Katie's internship here at HLC concludes on August 12 th and August 24 th the candidacy committee interviews Katie to determine her approval for a call.

Baked 'n Sconed
As Vicar Katie will be traveling back from graduation she will not be at Baked 'n Sconed Tuesday the 21 st . Her time there will resume the following Tuesday the 28 th .

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. Next 'new member' orientation will be held June 9, 16 and 23. New member reception will be June 30.
Youth Ministry
The HLC Youth meet on Sunday mornings at 9. They are discussing The Chronicles of Narnia books by C. S. Lewis.
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 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 June 12 th
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
11 Ernie Schmeisser
18 Rodney Westphal
21 Clarence Merkord
22 Grayson Doty
23 Jannah Mersiovsky
24 Lloyd Mattingly
25 Dave Kinnaman
28 Brenda Graham
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 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 25 (Saturday)
8:30 AM Feeding the 5,000
May 29 (Wednesday)
6:30 PM Mid-week Bible study.
June 5 (Wednesday)
6:30 Mid-week Bible study
June 12 (Wednesday)
7 PM Wine and the Word
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 25 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
Easter initiates a new day. It anticipates a new heaven and a new earth. The risen Lord is making all things new. In the mystery of holy baptism God has made new people of us. Today the Lord Jesus invites us to see everyone in a new light—through the lens of love.
Acts 11:1-18
Peter’s vision: God give the Gentiles repentance that leads to life
In defense of his earlier baptism of pagan believers, Peter demonstrates to the members of the Jerusalem church that God’s intention to love Gentiles as well as Jews is revealed in Jesus’ own testimony. In this way the mission to the Gentiles is officially authorized.
Psalm 148
The splendor of the Lord is over earth and heaven.
Revelation 21:1-6
New heaven, new earth: springs of living water in the new Jerusalem
John’s vision shows us that in the resurrection the new age has dawned; God dwells with us already. Yet we wait for the time when the tears that cloud our vision will be wiped away. Then we will see the new heaven, new earth, and new Jerusalem.
John 13:31-35
Jesus gives a new commandment: Love one another as I have loved you
After washing the disciples’ feet, predicting his betrayal, and then revealing his betrayer, Jesus speaks of his glorification on the cross. This deep complicated love of Jesus, even to death on the cross, will be the distinctive mark of Jesus’ community.
Worship Participants
Altar Guild
Rodney Westphal
Flowers
Open
Greeter
Ernie & Connie Schmeisser
Munch-n-Mingle
Heather Duewer
Acolyte
Open
Cantor
Barbie Johnson
Lector
Bruce Duewer
Childrens Ministry
Children's Church
Communion Asst.
Eric Johnson
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 12. Fourth Sunday of Easter