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
What is the one thing that can numb us to a degree that we are no longer able to be aware of the need of our neighbor? GREED.

The parable Jesus tells in Luke 12 is a caution to us to not let greed tell us that we are self-sufficient or that our security is in our possessions.

Our security is in God alone. We enjoy God's abundance and God has entrusted us with all that we have so that we can manage it for the good of all creation.

Here's the two links shared in my sermon:


Hutto Family in need of help
A Hutto Police Officer and his family are displaced from their house due to a neighbors home fire causing some damage to their residence. We will be having a special collection Sunday to purchase a HEB card for their use. Any checks may be made out to Hutto Lutheran and designated Love Offering. Please keep the family in your prayers.

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. We are currently in the process of setting up the process. A document here shows how to use the app. We are currently able to contribute to the General and the Building funds.

Adult Sunday morning class
We are studying major world religions for the next 3 weeks. We meet between 9 and 10 Sunday mornings in the Fellowship Hall.

Ice Cream Social
Thursday the 15 th we will be having an Ice Cream Social to celebrate the end of Vicar Katie's internship. 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 7th beginning at 6:30 for 1 hour in the fellowship hall.

Potluck
Our last Sunday of the month potluck will be the 25th. Celebrating Rally Day for back to school and backpack blessings.

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 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 th .

Interested in Becoming a Member of Hutto Lutheran?
Please contact Vicar Katie if interested.
Youth Ministry
RALLY DAY - August 25th - Sunday School begins and Backpack Blessing

We'll start a new year of Sunday School and youth activities. For the Fall of 2019, Sunday School for all ages will happen from 9am-10am. Preschool through 5th, 6-12th and adults will all meet at the same time. Please pass the word, invite and jump into a new year of faith formation at Hutto Lutheran!!
Small Group Ministry
Bible Study
Our next meeting will be Wednesday  August 7 th  in the Fellowship Hall. Meeting time is from 6:30 until 7:30 PM.
OWL's Luncheon
August 20 th the OWL's will have lunch at church at 11:30.
Theology on Tap
Our next meeting will be Wednesday  August 28 th at the Downtown Hall of Fame. Time 7 PM.
Wine and the Word
Our next meeting will be August 14 th . Meet at Jane Bolgen's home at 7 PM.
Women's Bible Study
Ladies, our next Bible study will take place Wednesday  August 21 st 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
August Birthdays
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

Anniversaries
01 Dwayne & Paula Martin
07 Rob & Jen David
20 Eric & Dawn Montoya
25 Mike & Donna Fowler
27 Rodney & Cindy Westphal
Looking Ahead
August 7 (Wednesday)
6:30 PM Mid-week Bible Study
August 10 (Saturday)
8:30 AM Feeding the 5,000
August 14 (Wednesday)
7 PM Wine and the Word
August 15 (Thursday)
5:30 PM Ice Cream Social
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)
Noon Potluck
August 28 (Wednesday)
7 PM Theology on Tap
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; Doug Nelson , brother of Sharon Holman and Nancy Johnson; Sherry Fincher ; Linda Wahrmund; Heather Duewer; Dana Collins , co-worker of Bill Sigmund; Kelly Wilkerson; Jill Johnson ; Rex Schneider , nephew of Iola Sturm; Bill Triplett , friend of Irene Hackbarth; David Lidell ; Kaitlyn , friend of the Seigmunds; Pastor Marcus and Kristen Bigott; family of Flo Giusti; Billy Jo Reed, friend of Connie Seigmund; Dwayne Davis ; family of Trudy Simon on the death of her mother
Military Service
Grant Carter, Jason Edwards, Johnathan Davis, Brighten Miller, Kasey Taylor and James Fletcher
Service Opportunity
Feeding the 5,000 breakfast
The next monthly breakfast will be Saturday, August 10 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
Jesus says, “It is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” It is God’s promise from the beginning—to Abraham, to the early church, and to the “little flock” of which we are a part today in assembly. Faith, God’s baptismal gift, trusts the promises of God. Have no fear.
Genesis 15:1-6
God’s promise of a child for Abram and Sarai God promises childless and aging Abram that a child of his own will be his heir and that his descendants will number as many as the stars. Abram trusts God’s promise, and through this faith he is considered righteous.
Psalm 33:12-22
Let your lovingkindness be upon us, as we place our hope in you.
CHebrews 11:1-3, 8-16
A model for us: Abraham’s faith in a new home given by God
Abraham and Sarah exemplify the vision of faith that people of God enact in every age. Their hope and trust in God’s promise allowed them to face an unknown future and to receive the promise of God.
Luke 12:32-40
God will give you the treasure of the kingdom; sell all that you have
Jesus encourages disciples to invest their hearts and live fully into God’s reign. Instead of facing life with fear, those who know God’s generosity are always ready to receive from God and to give to others.
Worship Participants
Altar Guild
Rodney Westphal
Flowers
Irene Hackbarth
Greeter
Carol Conrad
Munch-n-Mingle
Open
Acolyte
Kallie
Cantor
Barbie Johnson
Lector
Rodney Westphal
Childrens Ministry
Childrens Church
Communion Asst.
Rodney Westphal
Sound
TJ Johnson
Usher
Open
Council Rep
Sharon Holman
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'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.
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, August 4 th . Eighth Sunday after Pentecost