Hutto Lutheran Church
March 1, 2020
First Sunday in Lent
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
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
(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
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!
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.
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
Our next meeting will be in
at 6:30 PM. Studying the lessons for the following Sunday. Join us until then for the Lenten mid-week services.
Our next meeting is being worked on. Watch here for updates when available.
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. Join us in March and April for the mid-week Lent services.
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.
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.
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.
: Provide live or cut flowers to the sides of the altar. Bring them prior to worship service and remove after the worship service.
: Run the audio and video equipment located in the Sanctuary balcony.
: 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.
: 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.
: Greet people as they enter the Narthex, hand out bulletins and assist anyone who needs assistance or has questions (especially visitors).
: Lead the congregation in singing the Kyrie and Canticle.
: Read the 1
lessons and lead the congregation in responsive reading of the Psalm.
: 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.
15 Dexter Montoya
15 Catharena Rydell
21 Corey Salisbury
23 Claudia Cook
23 Cody & Lindsie Almquist
24 Scott & Amanda Brown
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
10 Daniel & Leslie Doty
19 Mark & Nancy Lidell
31 Bobby & Karin Stern
Noon & 7 PM Ash Wednesday service
8:30 Feeding the 5,000
8 AM Cemetery work day
8:30 AM Feeding the 5,000
6 PM Bunco
3 PM Campout behind the 502
8 AM Property work day
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;
, nephew of Jill Johnson;
Mark Kreutzian; Annette Bryant; Helmer Dahl
Jason & Kristen Stewart family
step-brother of Amanda Brown;
, mother of Dave Kinnaman
Grant Carter, Johnathan Davis, Brighten Miller, Kasey Taylor and James Fletcher
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.
Esther 3:12 - 4:3
1 Corinthians 1:18-31
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.
Mercy embraces those who trust in the Lord.
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.
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.
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 23
. Fourth Sunday after Epiphany.