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
The mountain top (of transfiguration) was amazing -- now we've gotta get off the mountain and share; allow the "mountain top experiences" to move us to cross from one way of being to another.

As we move into the season of Lent, I hope that we are able to journey together. To enter into prayer and song, silence and reflection about how we indeed have hope because of the cross. Lent gives us the space to ponder and be renewed in our baptismal promises so that we can live out of those promises to be the hands and feet of Jesus in this world.

Grace, peace and every good be with you!

Adult Sunday morning class
This Sunday we will begin a 5 week study on the life and ministry of martyr Dietrich Bonhoeffer. We gather at 9am in the fellowship hall - all are welcome and encouraged to make this time of faith formation a part of your week.

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.

Making Macarons with Amanda
Our dear sister, Amanda Brown will be teaching a class on how to make Macaron Cookies on March 21 st at 12:30 PM at Hutto Lutheran Church. These small round cake-like cookies are delicious and beautiful. We will meet and enjoy a bag lunch. Please bring your own bag lunch and join in this awesome time of fellowship and sharing the wonderful talents of our church community. There is a $5 donation suggested to help with the costs of supplies and groceries. To sign up or for more information, please contact Storm here . This class will be limited to 12, so make sure you sign up early!

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.

We have 19 young people going to summer camp and about $2000 left to raise - would you like to sponsor any part of this? Please talk to Pastor Katie.

A week of camp is $455. After the $100 deposit - we are trying to keep the cost at a minimum for parents.

Please keep in prayer Crosstrails ministry as they prepare for the summer, hire staff and craft a wonderful week of faith formation for our young people.
Small Group Ministry
Bible Study
Our next meeting will be in April 15 th at 6:30 PM. Studying the lessons for the following Sunday. Join us until then for the Lenten mid-week services.
OWL's Luncheon
Our next meeting is being worked on. Watch here for updates when available.
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 May 13 th . Meeting at 7 PM. Join us in March and April for the mid-week Lent services.
Women's Bible Study
Our next Bible study will take place Wednesday  March 18 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.
Here is a brief description of each of the positions available. 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.
Service Volunteers
The Service Volunteers assist in all aspects of the Sunday Worship. You may sign up in a book in the Narthex or online via the Service Volunteers link below.
Munch ‘n Mingle : Provide light snacks in the Narthex. Set up prior to 10 and clean up after worship service has ended and people have a time to visit and partake of the snacks.
Flowers : Provide live or cut flowers to the sides of the altar. Bring them prior to worship service and remove after the worship service.
Sound Board : Run the audio and video equipment located in the Sanctuary balcony.
Altar Guild : Set up the altar for communion prior to the worship service. Fill trays with wine and grape juice, fill cup with bread wafers. After worship clean up the communion setting and put communion ware away.
Head Usher : Recruit one or two others to help with ushering. Assist people as they enter the Sacristy. Help anyone who may be visitors to participate in the worship. Collect the offering and bring to the altar. Assist anyone needing assistance after worship.
Greeter : Greet people as they enter the Narthex, hand out bulletins and assist anyone who needs assistance or has questions (especially visitors).
Cantor : Lead the congregation in singing the Kyrie and Canticle.
Lector : Read the 1 st and 2 nd lessons and lead the congregation in responsive reading of the Psalm.
Communion Assistant : Assist the pastor in the communion setting. Join the pastor at the altar for the Communion service and then pass out the wine / grape juice.

Celebrations
February Birthdays
15 Dexter Montoya
15 Catharena Rydell
21 Corey Salisbury
23 Claudia Cook
Anniversaries
23 Cody & Lindsie Almquist
24 Scott & Amanda Brown
March Birthdays
03 Barbie Johnson
08 Karin Stern
10 Carolyn Merkord
11 Joe Cook
11 Rob David Jr.
14 Matthew Cook
14 William Stern
15 Paula Martin
16 Matilda Rydell
21 Connie Seigmund
22 Harlan Svoboda
22 Kathy Svoboda
23 Lois Haag
24 Christian Koch
Anniversaries
10 Daniel & Leslie Doty
19 Mark & Nancy Lidell
31 Bobby & Karin Stern
Looking Ahead
February
26 (Wednesday)
Noon & 7 PM Ash Wednesday service
March
14 (Saturday)
8:30 Feeding the 5,000
28 (Saturday)
8 AM Cemetery work day
8:30 AM Feeding the 5,000
6 PM Bunco
April
4 (Saturday)
3 PM Campout behind the 502
11 (Saturday)
8 AM Property work day
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 , nephew of Jill Johnson; Mark Kreutzian; Annette Bryant; Helmer Dahl ; Jason & Kristen Stewart family step-brother of Amanda Brown; Kathy Kinnaman , mother of Dave Kinnaman
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
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
Ash Wednesday
Esther 3:12 - 4:3
Psalm 103:8-14
1 Corinthians 1:18-31
Sunday
Today's gospel tells of Jesus’ temptation in the desert. His forty-day fast becomes the basis of our Lenten pilgrimage. In the early church Lent was a time of intense preparation for those to be baptized at the Easter Vigil. This catechetical focus on the meaning of faith is at the heart of our Lenten journey to the baptismal waters of Easter. Hungry for God’s mercy, we receive the bread of life to nourish us for the days ahead.
Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7
Eating of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil
Human beings were formed with great care, to be in relationship with the creator, creation, and one another. The serpent’s promise to the first couple that their eyes would be opened led, ironically, to the discovery only that they were naked.
Psalm 32
Mercy embraces those who trust in the Lord.
Romans 5:12-19
Death came through one; life comes through one
Through Adam’s disobedience, humanity came under bondage to sin and death, from which we cannot free ourselves. In Christ’s obedient death, God graciously showers on us the free gift of liberation and life.
Matthew 4:1-11
The temptation of Jesus in the wilderness for forty days
Jesus experiences anew the temptations that Israel faced in the wilderness. As the Son of God, he endures the testing of the evil one.
Worship Participants
Altar Guild
Rodney Westphal
Flowers
Irene Hackbarth
Greeter
Becky Zimmerman
Munch-n-Mingle
Engelke family
Acolyte
Charlie
Cantor
Rey Segura
Lector
Donna Fowler
Childrens Ministry
Children's Church
Communion Asst.
Amanda Brown
Sound
TJ Johnson
Usher
Open
Council Rep
Brian Wardwell
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 23 rd . Fourth Sunday after Epiphany.