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Scripture Readings for Sunday, May 2, 2021
Fifth Sunday of Easter

This Sunday’s image of how the risen Christ shares his life with us is the image of the vine. Christ the vine and we the branches are alive in each other, in the mystery of mutual abiding described in the gospel and the first letter of John. Baptism makes us a part of Christ’s living and life-giving self and makes us alive with Christ’s life. As the vine brings food to the branches, Christ feeds us at his table. We are sent out to bear fruit for the life of the world.
From the desk of Pastor Katie

Grace, peace and every good be with you!

Transition times are sometimes fun and exciting...but they all usually carry an element of hard. Many unknowns are faced in transitions and usually our human brain naturally meets unknowns with a bit of anxiety.

A few things I find really helpful in dealing with that - 1: Knowing it's coming 2: Being gentle and graceful with myself about it (or trying to at least!) and 3: Knowing and trusting the love of my community around me.

We're going to go through some of that as we transition back to in-person worship opportunities. There will be some unknowns about some things we'll have to figure out along the way. I trust that God the Holy Spirit is guiding us and will help us recognize what's difficult, be grace-filled with ourselves and one another, and remind us of the bond we have as a community of faith.

As we're discovering in the book of Acts over the last few weeks - being church is about what God the Holy Spirit is doing and moving us to do as a community of faith. The what, where and how all might look a bit varied - and that's ok...we are God's people and doing our best to faithfully live into what God is calling us to be.

We continue, by the grace of God, to be a community that is centered in worship, study, fellowship, service and witness! To God be the glory!

Details you need to know about our plans to re-gather for an in-person worship opportunity are on our website - www.huttolutheranchurch.org
Please don't hesitate to let me know if you have any questions.


All my love to each of you.
Peace and grace be with you,
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Pastor Katie

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Sign up to attend worship in person at 8 or 10:30 AM by clicking here. Or you may call the office Tuesday thru Thursday between 9 AM and 1 PM to talk with Coleen.
Worship

Sunday:

Call-in users/ audio ONLY:
+1-408-525-6800 Call-in toll number (US/Canada) 
Access Code: 162 303 5420
Password: 78257386

Adult Sunday School

Click to Join:
9 AM
Join us as we follow the book
'40 Day Journey with Maya Angelou'
We will be continuing, starting with day 18.

Meeting number/access code:
163 264 5683
Password: StudyTogether (78839864 from phones and video systems)

To join audio only:
+1-650-215-5226 United States Toll

All are welcome and encouraged to make this time of faith formation a part of your week.

Children's and Youth Ministry

Next Sunday School is May 16

Please contact Pastor Katie or Leslie Doty or Daniel Doty for log-in information.

Wednesday Evening Bible Study

Click to Join: May 5 - 6:30pm
Meeting number:
163 206 4151
Password:
MidweekStudy (64393357 from phones and video systems)
Audio Only/Dial In:
+1-650-215-5226 United States Toll


Out of Office Office Hours

Click to Join:

Meeting number: 163 301 7370
Password: ChitChat (24482428 from phones and video systems)

Join by phone
+1-650-215-5226 United States Toll

Each Tuesday, Pastor Katie will "hangout" from 9:30am-11:00am.

Ministry Team Meetings

Ministry Teams continue to meet. Please check with your ministry team chair and/or council representative.
Small Group Ministry
Wine and the Word: May 12 7 - 8 PM
Adult Bible Study: May 5, 19, 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Women's Bible Study: April 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26 at 9:30 AM (Every Wednesday Morning)

The Portals of Prayer devotion booklets are available for pick up on the porch of the office building. They are in the white mailbox - please sanitize your hands before and after picking one up.
Have an idea for a virtual gathering or way to connect with one another in this unique situation? Email Pastor Katie.
Prayer List
Will you help us with keeping this list current and pertinent? Email the Office for updates or deletions from this list.

Bowen David; Stacie Welch; Lana Guckian, niece of Christina Pompa; Steve Robles Jr.; Greg Almquist; Tonya Cermeno; Weldon Zimmerman; Chris Harris; Tommie Barrera, mother of Catherena Rydell; Jackie McGary; Nathan Pompa, grandson of Dennis & Christina Pompa; Sherry Fincher; Linda Wahrmund; Kelly Wilkerson; David Lidell; Sandra Williams, friend of Connie Seigmund; Randa Nowotny, mother of Catherine Regan; Barbara Kinnaman; Buddy & Karyl Townsend & Debra Schmidt, friends of Dave & Barb Kinnaman; Lois Miller, sister of Jane Sweeny; Annette Bryant; Helmer Dahl; Kathy Kinnaman, mother of Dave Kinnaman; Jill Hrynda, friend of Storm Britten-Ilouno; Benedicta Ilouno, adoptive mother of Storm Britten-Ilouno; Kathy Svoboda, her coworkers, those who's COVID-19 tests they are running; Fred Schmidt and family, co-worker of Dave Kinnaman; Jarvis Thormalen, Leslie Doty's grandfather; Curtis and Mimi Shoemaker, friends of Barb and Dave Kinnaman; Rosemary Schmidt; Emelia Johnson; Gay Rie McLaughlin, friend of Irene Hackbarth; Roland Hernandez; Anne Hinkle friend of Catherine Regan; Brett Leech, cousin of Pat Hayden; Lynda Herrin; Oliver Wardwell, grandson of Becky & Brian Wardwell; Martha Bissex, grandmother of Daniel Doty; Sandy Madsen, friend of Jane Bolgen; Family of Austin Fisher; Hutto ISD Family; Dave Kinnaman; Marvin Stromberg

Seeking personal prayer?
If your need is private, and you don't want your name publicly posted in this eLink email Pastor Katie 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.

Military Service
Grant Carter, Johnathan Davis, Brighten Miller, Kasey Taylor and James Fletcher.
Hutto Resource Center Food Pantry
Hutto Rsource Center will continue to operated in a limited fashion. If you are able to donate, donations can be placed in the bin outside the south-side door to the fellowship hall.
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.
Worship Participants

Lector
Irene Hackbarth

Assisting Minister
Sara Santoliquido

Music Leader
Karin Stern

Children's Ministry
Pastor Katie

We will still need people to sign up to volunteer in worship

Lector - Read the lessons for the day in worship.
Prayers - Two people to offer the prayers of intercession.
Thanksgiving moment - One person to share briefly (two or three minutes) something they are grateful for.
Giving

During this time of physical distancing, HLC is committed to continuing to pay our staff - office and campus administrator, musicians and cleaning.

Please consider continuing to give financially to support our mission and ministry:

Mail a check
Mail at the office will be checked regularly.

Click link above for instructions.

Click on above link to go to the secure GivePlus website

Celebrations
April BIrthdays
27 Naomi Wegner
29 Dotty Davis
Anniversaries
29 Eddie & Pat Hayden

May Birthdays
01 Daniel Doty
03 Doyle McGary
03 Marvin Stromberg
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 Kave Kinnaman
27 Becky Zimmerman
28 Brenda Graham
28 Kirtus Kolar
29 Megan Lorfing
29 Avery Martin
30 Kaedyn Kolar
30 William Lorfing
30 Julie Rydell
Anniversaries
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

Adressing COVID-19
As a church community, we are closely monitoring the recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Texas Department of State Health Services and the ELCA.

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
Frank Simon - Vice-President
John Campbell - Secretary
Rodney Westphal - Treasurer
Council Members
Rodney Westphal - Stewardship & Finance
Daniel Doty - Education & Youth
Nora Regan - Education & Youth
Irene Hackbarth - Financial Secretary
Claudia Cook - Outreach & Fellowship
Irene Hackbarth - Outreach & Fellowship
Frank Simon - Worship & Music
John Campbell - Worship & Music
Becky Zimmerman - Property
Service Volunteer Sign-ups
Sign up to volunteer in worship. You may also email the office if you wish to put your name on the sign-up. The sign-up book is for lector, assisting ministers and thanksgiving moment.

Service Volunteer Descriptions
If you would like a more complete description of any of the positions, please contact someone on the Worship and Music committee or Pastor Katie.


Lector: Read the 1st and 2nd lessons and lead the congregation in responsive reading of the Psalm.
Assisting Ministers: Two people to lead the prayers of intercession each Sunday.
Thanksgiving Moment: Share with our assembly a brief experience of gratitude.

Sign Up Here: Service Volunteers
Office Info
Pastor Katie's Hours
Pastor Katie will primarily be working from home at this time. Please utilize her email or cell phone. She welcomes you to connect with her.
Office Hours
Regular office hours will not be kept at this time. If you need something, please email or call Pastor Katie.
Contact info
Reach the office by leaving a message on the Church phone (512) 759-2064.

To contact Pastor Katie for emergencies (24/7) phone her on her cell phone
(210) 416-3059