Hutto Lutheran Church
August 14, 2019
Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
We are one body in Christ, sent in faith to share God's Love, through Worship, Service, Fellowship and Witness.
From the desk of Vicar Katie
By faith...By faith...By faith...Have you read
Season of life by season of life, we walk by faith; trusting in the promises of the one who gives us the baptismal gift of faith. God has not failed God's people yet, and God won't start now.
Sunday, August 11 was my last Sunday as "intern". As Eric Johnson shared with the congregation on July 21, the church council has contracted with me to continue to serve Hutto Lutheran as a Synodically Authorized Minister (SAM). This will be until the call process is complete or November 12. I have one last interview with the candidacy committee for approval. I remain eligible to be a candidate for call to Hutto Lutheran. If you have any questions, please let me know.
I am looking forward to the next season of ministry and life of this congregation; walking alongside you by faith and trust in the promises we put our hope in. God has been, God is and God will be with us!
Online giving to HLC
We have enabled contributions to Hutto Lutheran via a Mobile Phone app. We have selected Vanco, who is currently providing our Simply Giving service. A
shows how to use the app. We are currently able to contribute to the General and the Building funds. If you have any questions, please contact Rodney Westphal.
Adult Sunday morning class
We are studying major world religions for the next 2 weeks. We meet between 9 and 10 Sunday mornings in the Fellowship Hall. New study to begin Aug 1.
Ice Cream Social
Thursday the 15
we will be having an Ice Cream Social to celebrate the close of Vicar Katie's internship on the 12
and the beginning of a new chapter with HLC. Everything will be provided, however if you have a favorite topping, you are welcome to bring it. In the Fellowship Hall 5:30 - 7 PM.
Adult Midweek Bible Study
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. Our next meeting will be Aug 21
beginning at 6:30 for 1 hour in the fellowship hall.
Youth Pool Party
Coleen Klatt will be hosting a pool party for the HLC youth in grades 12 and under and their families. August 18th 4-6:30pm. Contact Vicar Katie to RSVP and get address for directions.
Fourth Sunday Potluck
Our monthly potluck will be the 25
following worship service. We will be celebrating
for back to school and backpack blessings. The 3
Chili Cookoff teams
from HLC will also be providing
of their chili prior to the Chili Cookoff in Fredericksburg on September 21st. Donations will be accepted to be added to their pot for the Cross Trails fundraiser.
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 Duewer and Bobby Stern. Please
remember these people and the process in your prayers
Hutto Neighborhood Walks
On the first and third Mondays of August - let's get together to take a walk and get to know our neighbors. We'll gather at 7:15 PM at church to depart into Hutto neighborhoods.
Let's see how God will surprise us...
Optional: bring your own brown bag dinner and eat together at 6:30 PM before going for the walk.
The remaining August date is the 19
Interested in Becoming a Member of Hutto Lutheran?
RALLY DAY - August 25th - Sunday School begins and Backpack Blessing
We'll start a new year of Sunday School and youth activities.
Small Group Ministry
Our next meeting will be Wednesday
in the Fellowship Hall. Meeting time is from 6:30 until 7:30 PM.
the OWL's will have lunch at church at 11:30. We will have a pot luck followed by playing Wits and Wagers game.
Theology on Tap
Our next meeting will be Wednesday
at the Downtown Hall of Fame. Time 7 PM.
Wine and the Word
Our next meeting will be
. Meet at Jane Bolgen's home at 7 PM.
Women's Bible Study
Ladies, our next Bible study will take place Wednesday
at 9:30 AM in Classroom #1 of the Fellowship Hall. All ladies and friends are encouraged to attend this study and fellowship opportunity.
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
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,
. 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
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.
01 Jenna Arnold
04 Mercedes Cook
06 Peggy Almquist
07 Rosemary Schmidt
11 Dennis Pompa
13 Storm Britten-Llouno
15 Bill Seigmund
17 Lance Rydell
20 Felicia Engelke-Johnson
21 Bruce Duewer
21 Dwayne Martin
22 Jane Bolgen
25 Debbie Cummins
25 Mike Fowler
25 Nancy Johnson
28 Kandice Falls
31 Bowen David
31 Anna Meacham
01 Dwayne & Paula Martin
07 Rob & Jen David
20 Eric & Dawn Montoya
25 Mike & Donna Fowler
27 Rodney & Cindy Westphal
August 14 (Wednesday)
7 PM Wine and the Word
August 15 (Thursday)
5:30 PM Ice Cream Social
August 18th (Sunday)
2 PM Youth Pool party
August 19 (Monday)
7:15 Neighborhood walk
August 20 (Tuesday)
1130 AM OWLs lunch
August 21 (Wednesday)
9:30 AM Women's Bible Study
6:30 PM Mid-week Bible Study
August 24 (Saturday)
8:30 AM Feeding the 5,000
August 25 (Sunday)
August 28 (Wednesday)
7 PM Theology on Tap
Will you help us with keeping this list current and pertinent?
Email the Office
for updates or deletions from this list.
Dorian & Efraim Brandt
, niece of Christina Pompa;
, sister of Heather Duewer;
Steve Robles Jr.
, great nephew of Jill Johnson;
, friend of Connie Seigmund;
, mother of Catherena Rydell;
, grandson of Dennis & Christina Pompa;
, brother of Sharon Holman and Nancy Johnson;
Linda Wahrmund; Heather Duewer; Dana Collins
, co-worker of Bill Sigmund;
, nephew of Iola Sturm;
, friend of the Seigmunds;
Pastor Marcus and Kristen Bigott; Billy Jo Reed,
friend of Connie Seigmund;
family of Trudy Simon
on the death of her mother
Grant Carter, Jason Edwards, Johnathan Davis, Brighten Miller, Kasey Taylor and James Fletcher
Feeding the 5,000 breakfast
The next monthly breakfast will be Saturday, August 24
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
by clicking on her name to send an email.
Adult Vocal Choir
If you would like to join the HLC Vocal Choir, please contact
. 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
for more information.
The word of God is a refining fire. Jesus is the great divide in human history. He invites our undivided attention and devotion. Today, in the assembly, we are surrounded by “so great a cloud of witnesses.” In the word and in the holy communion we are invited yet again to look to Jesus, “the pioneer and perfecter of our faith.”
God’s word is like fire, like a hammer that breaks rocks
Because Jeremiah preaches the unpopular message of God’s judgment, he suffers rejection. Today’s reading distinguishes between the true prophet, like Jeremiah, who speaks God’s word, and the false prophet who misleads the people through dreams. One is like wheat; the other like worthless straw.
Arise, O God, and rule the earth.
The faith of the Hebrew people, a great cloud of witnesses
The author of Hebrews presents us with rich stories of faith. In a long list of biblical heroes, we find examples of trust in God that enabled them to face the trials of life faithfully. In addition to this “cloud of witnesses,” we have Jesus, the perfect model of faithful endurance.
Jesus brings fire on earth and has a baptism with which to be baptized
Jesus delivers harsh words about the purifying and potentially divisive effects of obedience to God’s call. The way of the cross often leads followers to encounter hostility and rejection, even from those they love.
Eric & Nancy Johnson
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.
Vicar Katie's 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 church business. Your are free to drop in, however it is recommended you call to be sure she is in.
Regular office hours are Tuesday thru Thursday from 9 AM until 1 PM.
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
Lessons and Sermon
video from this past Sunday, August 4
. Eighth Sunday after Pentecost