Hutto Lutheran Church
February 16, 2020
Sixth Sunday after Epiphany
We are one body in Christ, sent in faith to share God's Love, through Worship, Service, Fellowship and Witness.
From the desk of Pastor Katie
Week 2 of the Sermon on the Mount -- You ARE the salt of the earth... You ARE the light of the world...
How is that reality a part of your Monday-Saturday?
The Prophet Isaiah helped us think about what is being salt? being light? It is fasting from injustice and oppression - feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, housing the homeless poor
The sermon on the mount certainly challenges us and makes us think...and then moves us to action!
Grace, peace and every good be with you!
Adult Sunday morning class
This Sunday at 9am we will finish our study on prayer - all are invited, even if you weren't able to make the previous weeks.
Making Mosaics with Mike
(Saturday) at Noon Mike Fowler will share his expertise in mosaic tile artistry with us with a 2 hour seminar. We will meet up at Hutto Lutheran Church (402 Church St.) and walk to the Fowler's home down the block. Please bring a bag lunch. We are excited to offer this event and to share the artistic talents of our community with you. For more information and to make a reservation for this event, please contact Storm. Space is limited so don't delay signing up.
Next potluck will be March 1st and will include our new member reception.
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 Wednesday of each month.
Did you know??
The outreach committee has established a casserole ministry for emergency meals for the community. If you are interested in participating by being on the list to make casseroles, please contact Pastor Katie or Connie Schmeisser (603-785-3105). You'll be contacted when it's your turn to make a casserole. Know of somebody who could use a meal? Let Vicar Katie or Connie know.
Interested in Becoming a Member of Hutto Lutheran?
Sunday School for 5th - 12th, every Sunday at 9am.
Small Group Ministry
Our next meeting will be
at 6:30 PM. Studying the lessons for the following Sunday.
the OWL's will tour Downhome Ranch from 1 - 3 PM. We will have lunch in Taylor at 11 AM at Plowman's Kitchen. The address is 305 W. 9th St. We will leave from there to go to the Downhome Ranch.
Theology on Tap
Our next meeting will be Wednesday
at the Downtown Hall of Fame. We won't have get togethers in February and March as the Lenten Mid-week services will be going on then. Please join us at 6 for lunch and 7 for worship.
Wine and the Word
Our next meeting will be
. Meeting at 7 PM at Becky Zimmerman's house.
Women's Bible Study
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.
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 document here
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 Pastor Katie or Rodney Westphal.
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 Rodney Westphal or Pastor Katie
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 Pastor Katie. In life's difficult times (we all have them), know that HLC is ready 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 Rey Segura
03 Luke Fowler
03 Meg Jameson
09 Rose Duewer
09 Kayla Koren
10 Judy Prater
15 Dexter Montoya
15 Catharena Rydell
21 Corey Salisbury
23 Claudia Cook
02 Billy & Emily Gartner
09 James & Lois Haag
14 Bruce & Heather Duewer
14 Mark & Pam Kreutzian
23 Cody & Lindsie Almquist
24 Scott & Amanda Brown
7 PM Wine
and the Word
11:30 OWL's lunch
9:30 AM Women's Bible Study
6:30 PM Adult Bible Study
7 PM Ash Wednesday service
Will you help us with keeping this list current and pertinent?
Email the Office
for updates or deletions from this list.
, niece of Christina Pompa;
, sister of Heather Duewer;
Steve Robles Jr.
, mother of Catherena Rydell;
, grandson of Dennis & Christina Pompa;
Linda Wahrmund; Heather Duewer
, nephew of Iola Sturm;
, friend of the Seigmunds;
, friend of Connie Seigmund;
, mother of Catherine Regan
Buddy & Karyl Townsend
, friends of Dave & Barb Kinnaman;
, sister of Jane Sweeny;
, a student in our community;
, niece of Jill Johnson;
Mark Kreutzian; Annette Bryant; Helmer Dahl
Grant Carter, Johnathan Davis, Brighten Miller, Kasey Taylor and James Fletcher
For the month of January, the budgeted income is $17,921 and the actual income was $23,155.
Feeding the 5,000 breakfast
This is a twice monthly breakfast provided for everyone. It takes place on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of every month beginning at 8:30 AM and lasting until 11 AM. The menu varies each Saturday.
Hutto Resource Center 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
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.
In today’s reading from Deuteronomy we are called to choose life by loving and obeying God. Much of today’s gospel reading echoes portions of the Ten Commandments. Jesus’ instructions to the crowd reveal a pattern of behavior that honors both God and the neighbor, resulting in life and health for the whole community. We too are invited to embrace these commandments, not out of fear of retribution, but because God has promised that to do so means life for us.
The Lord sets before the people of God a clear choice. Life and prosperity will come to the faithful; loss of the land will be the consequence of disobedience. Choosing life entails loving and holding fast to the Lord. Life in God’s presence presupposes the promise made to the ancestors.
Happy are they who follow the teaching of the Lord.
1 Corinthians 3:1-9
God gives the growth
Human leaders in the church are not the ones who control ministry. Rather they are coworkers who belong to God, the one who truly controls and continuously empowers the ministry of the church.
The teaching of Christ: forgiveness
In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus exhorts his followers to embrace standards of righteousness that exceed legal requirements and traditional expectations.
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.
Pastor Katie's Hours
Pastor 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 Pastor Katie for emergencies (24/7) phone her on her cell phone
Lessons and Sermon
video from this past Sunday, February 9
. Fourth Sunday after Epiphany.