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Scripture Readings for Sunday, April 11, 2021
Second Sunday of Easter

The Easter season is a week of weeks, seven Sundays when we play in the mystery of Christ’s presence, mostly through the glorious Gospel of John. Today we gather with the disciples on the first Easter, and Jesus breathes the Spirit on us. With Thomas we ask for a sign, and Jesus offers us his wounded self in the broken bread. From frightened individuals we are transformed into a community of open doors, peace, forgiveness, and material sharing such that no one among us is in need.
From the desk of Pastor Katie

Grace, peace and every good be with you!

Christ is Risen! Christ is Risen Indeed! Alleluia!

It sure felt good to shout Alleluia and celebrate the Risen Jesus didn't it? Perhaps more than ever, our celebrations of God's power overcoming even death resonated deep within our bones. We are Easter people; we walk by faith trusting that these promises of the Resurrections are true and certain. In the coming weeks, we will keep celebrating the Risen Christ and we'll keep hearing how God's Word sends us out from the empty tomb to be the hands and feet of Jesus in the world.

Over the next four weeks - we'll hear the Word from our Bishop and her office as well as our Presiding Bishop of the ELCA. We will be diving into the book of Acts! It's a series you don't want to miss!

I want to extend my thanks to you all for your patience and diligence to continue to gather for worship, faith formation, ministry team meetings and fellowship. Be assured that our leadership continues to assess and monitor what Williamson and Travis counties report regarding COVID-19 data. We have a regathering task force team that is meeting to determine detailed protocols for return to ensure we regather in a safe/planned/organized way. That team met yesterday and church council meets next week. Do not lose hope dear church, we will be together in our building again. And also, we remain committed to making worship accessible and participatory for those who cannot return to the building.

We rely and trust in the promise that God is always with us and will remain present with us through whatever comes our way. God the Holy Spirit will guide us and direct us all our days.

Peace and grace be with you,
Pastor Katie



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, studying days 12 - 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

Sunday School is here!

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

Wednesday Evening Bible Study

Click to Join: April 7 - 6:30pm
Meeting number:
163 206 4151
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: April 14 7 - 8 PM
Adult Bible Study: April 7 & 21, 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Women's Bible Study: April 7, 14, 21, 28 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; Sharon Holman; 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

Jill Johnson

Assisting Minister
Rodney Westphal

Music Leader
Rey Segura

Children's Ministry
Leslie Doty

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.

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

April BIrthdays
02 John Campbell
02 Claire Seigmund
04 Pat Hayden
09 Mark Kreutzian
11 Brandon Sladek
18 Megan Blackmon
19 Helmer Dahl
22 Brent Wegner
23 Madelynn Johnson
24 Kristy Armstrong
24 Mary Regan
27 Naomi Wegner
29 Dotty Davis
05 Brandt & Julie Rydell
12 Michael & Anna Meacham
19 Jeff & Kathy Svoboda
21 Lauren & Brandon Johnson
24 Michael & Catherine Regan
29 Eddie & Pat Hayden

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