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 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
February 29 th (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.

Potluck
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?
Please contact Pastor Katie if interested.
Youth Ministry
Sunday School for 5th - 12th, every Sunday at 9am.
Small Group Ministry
Bible Study
Our next meeting will be February 19 th at 6:30 PM. Studying the lessons for the following Sunday.
OWL's Luncheon
February 18 th 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  April 22 nd 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 February 12 th . Meeting at 7 PM at Becky Zimmerman's house.
Women's Bible Study
Our next Bible study will take place Wednesday  February 19 th  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
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.
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 Rodney Westphal or Pastor Katie
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 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 Pastor 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
February Birthdays
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
Anniversaries
02 Billy & Emily Gartner
09 James & Lois Haag
14 Bruce & Heather Duewer
14 Mark & Pam Kreutzian
23 Cody & Lindsie Almquist
24 Scott & Amanda Brown
Looking Ahead
February
12 (Wednesday)
7 PM Wine and the Word
18 (Tuesday)
11:30 OWL's lunch
19 (Wednesday)
9:30 AM Women's Bible Study
6:30 PM Adult Bible Study
26 (Wednesday)
7 PM Ash Wednesday service
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; Christine Donoghue , sister of Heather Duewer; Wayne Erickson ; Steve Robles Jr. ; Greg Almquist ; Tonya Cermeno ; Weldon Zimmerman ; Chris Harris ; Darlene Rydell ; Tommie Barrera , mother of Catherena Rydell; Jackie McGary ; Nathan Pompa , grandson of Dennis & Christina Pompa; Sherry Fincher ; Linda Wahrmund; Heather Duewer ; Kelly Wilkerson ; Rex Schneider , nephew of Iola Sturm; David Lidell ; Kaitlyn , friend of the Seigmunds; 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; Violeta , a student in our community; Krueger family , niece of Jill Johnson; Mark Kreutzian; Annette Bryant; Helmer Dahl
Military Service
Grant Carter, Johnathan Davis, Brighten Miller, Kasey Taylor and James Fletcher
Hutto Lutheran Church Council
Name, term ending & Ministry Team
You may send a person an email by clicking on the bold ministry team position

Executive Committee
Cathy Bryant 2021
Scott Brown 2021
Sharon Holman 2020
Rodney Westphal 2020

Claudia Cook 2021
Daniel Doty 2020
Irene Hackbarth 2020
Ernie Schmeisser 2020
Frank Simon 2021
Brian Wardwell 2021
Becky Zimmerman 2021
January Financials
For the month of January, the budgeted income is $17,921 and the actual income was $23,155.
Service Opportunity
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 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.
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
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.
Deuteronomy 30:15-20
Choose life
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.
Psalm 119:1-8
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.
Matthew 5:21-37
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.
Worship Participants
Altar Guild
Amanda Brown
Flowers
Darlene Rydell
Greeter
Jane Sweeney
Munch-n-Mingle
Open
Acolyte
Kallie
Cantor
Storm Britten-Illouno
Lector
Lloyd Mattingly
Childrens Ministry
Children's Church
Communion Asst.
Lloyd Mattingly
Sound
TJ Johnson
Usher
Jill Johnson
Council Rep
Daniel Doty
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
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.
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 Pastor Katie for emergencies (24/7) phone her on her cell phone
(210) 416-3059
Lessons and Sermon video from this past Sunday, February 9 th . Fourth Sunday after Epiphany.