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Scripture Readings for Sunday, January 17, 2021
Second Sunday after Epiphany

All the baptized have a calling in God’s world. God calls not just pastors and deacons but also the youngest child, like Samuel. The story of the calling of Nathanael plays with the idea of place. Nathanael initially dismisses Jesus because he comes from Nazareth. But where we come from isn’t important; it’s where—or rather whom—we come to. Jesus refers to Jacob, who had a vision in a place he called “the house of God, and . . . the gate of heaven” (Gen. 28:17). Jesus says he himself is the place where Nathanael will meet God.
From the desk of Pastor Katie

Grace, peace and every good be with you!

I hope that you have heard about our youth's chili supper fundraiser. Yes, it's taken on an adaptation this year...but - same yummy chili and same great cause. I hope you'll consider supporting our young people and their efforts to raise funds for their faith formation activities!

Please visit our website, www.huttolutheranchurch.org, to complete the simple order and payment process for your chili.

It will be passed out Feb. 6th in drive-thru fashion from 1-4pm. Easy as that -- dinner is served! Thanks for your support and investment of our young people!

Peace be with you,
Pastor Katie


Click below to join live-stream on YouTube:
(starting 15 minutes before worship)

Call-in users/ audio ONLY:
+1-408-525-6800 Call-in toll number (US/Canada) 
Access Code: 162 303 5420
Password: 78257386

Adult Sunday School

Click to Join:
Join us as we begin the book
'40 Day Journey'
by Howard Thurman

Meeting number/access code:
163 264 5683
Password: StudyTogether (78839864 from phones and video systems)

To join audio only:
+1-650-215-5226 United States Toll

All are welcome and encouraged to make this time of faith formation a part of your week.

Youth Ministry

Sunday School is here!

Please contact Pastor Katie or Leslie Doty or Daniel Doty for log-in information.

Wednesday Evening Bible Study

Click to Join: January 20, 2020

Meeting number:
163 206 4151
MidweekStudy (64393357 from phones and video systems)
Join by phone:
+1-650-215-5226 United States Toll

Out of Office Office Hours

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Meeting number: 163 301 7370
Password: ChitChat (24482428 from phones and video systems)

Join by phone
+1-650-215-5226 United States Toll

Each Tuesday, Pastor Katie will "hangout" from 9:30am-11:00am.

Ministry Team Meetings

Ministry Teams continue to meet. Please check with your ministry team chair and/or council representative.
Small Group Ministry
Wine and the Word: Jan 13 at 7 PM
Adult Bible Study: Jan 20 at 6:30 PM
Women's Bible Study: January 13, 20 & 27 at 9:30 AM (Every Wednesday Morning)

The Portals of Prayer devotion booklets are available for pick up on the porch of the office building. They are in the white mailbox - please sanitize your hands before and after picking one up.

Eat!Learn! Grow! Is offering a Creative Writing Course. Church member Storm Britten Ilouno will offer a class for those interested in learning how to write poetry, prose and short stories and help with journaling. 

Please join the class and take a step toward being the writer within you. Everyone is a writer. Everyone has a story to tell. 

Classes will be on Monday mornings from 9:30 am-11 am and Thursday evenings from 5 pm to 6:30 pm. We will have 8 classes. Please feel free to attend one class or both. You will need a writing utensil and a blank composition book. We can provide these upon your request. 

We will meet on Webex. Please stay tuned for the link. 

To sign up, please contact Storm or Pastor Katie: 
Have an idea for a virtual gathering or way to connect with one another in this unique situation? Email Pastor Katie.
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; 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; Kelly Wilkerson; David Lidell; 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; Annette Bryant; Helmer Dahl; Kathy Kinnaman, mother of Dave Kinnaman; Jill Hrynda, friend of Storm Britten-Ilouno; Benedicta Ilouno, adoptive mother of Storm Britten-Ilouno; Kathy Svoboda, her coworkers, those who's COVID-19 tests they are running; Fred Schmidt and family, co-worker of Dave Kinnaman; Jarvis Thormalen, Leslie Doty's grandfather; Curtis and Mimi Shoemaker, friends of Barb and Dave Kinnaman; Rosemary Schmidt; Emelia Johnson; Gay Rie McLaughlin, friend of Irene Hackbarth; Roland Hernandez; Anne Hinkle friend of Catherine Regan; Brett Leech & Randy Leech, cousins of Pat Hayden; Gustavo and Gloria Rubio, parents of a friend of Claudia Cook; Lynda Herrin; Oliver Wardwell, grandson of Becky & Brian Wardwell; Sharon Holman; the family of Kyle Bowers, friend of Heather Duewer; Martha Bissex, grandmother of Daniel Doty; Lois Haag

Seeking personal prayer?
If your need is private, and you don't want your name publicly posted in this eLink email Pastor Katie directly.
Your request can get passed along to HLC's small confidential prayer team. In life's difficult times (we all have them), know that HLC is ready to lift you up in prayer.

Military Service
Grant Carter, Johnathan Davis, Brighten Miller, Kasey Taylor and James Fletcher.
Hutto Resource Center Food Pantry
Hutto Rsource Center will continue to operated in a limited fashion. If you are able to donate, donations can be placed in the bin outside the south-side door to the fellowship hall.
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.
Worship Participants

Donna Fowler

Assisting Minister
Frank & Trudy Simon

Music Leader
Leslie Doty

Children's Ministry
Heather Duewer

We will still need people to sign up to volunteer in worship:

Lector - Read the lessons for the day in worship.
Prayers - Two people to offer the prayers of intercession.
Thanksgiving moment - One person to share briefly (two or three minutes) something they are grateful for.

During this time of physical distancing, HLC is committed to continuing to pay our staff - office and campus administrator, musicians and cleaning.

Please consider continuing to give financially to support our mission and ministry:

Mail a check
Mail at the office will be checked regularly.

Click link above for instructions.

Click on above link to go to the secure GivePlus website

January Birthdays
03 Charly Morrison
04 Tina Morrison
08 Jane Sweeney
10 Emory Stern
11 Daniel Lidell
13 Alexis Armstrong
15 Brittany Dahl
17 Donna Fowler
19 Sean Morrison
24 Julianna Arnold
25 Peyton Johnson
27 Lauren Stern
28 Samuel Lyons
29 Carol Stromberg
30 Allan Johnson
31 Darlene Rydell
04 Corey & Megan Blackmon
Adressing COVID-19
As a church community, we are closely monitoring the recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Texas Department of State Health Services and the ELCA.

Hutto Lutheran Church Council
Name & Ministry Team
You may send a person an email by clicking on the bold ministry team position

Executive Committee
Cathy Bryant - Council President
Frank Simon - Vice-President
John Campbell - Secretary
Rodney Westphal - Treasurer
Council Members
Rodney Westphal - Stewardship & Finance
Daniel Doty - Education & Youth
Nora Regan - Education & Youth
Irene Hackbarth - Financial Secretary
Claudia Cook - Outreach & Fellowship
Irene Hackbarth - Outreach & Fellowship
Frank Simon - Worship & Music
John Campbell - Worship & Music
Becky Zimmerman - Property
Service Volunteer Sign-ups
Sign up to volunteer in worship. You may also email the office if you wish to put your name on the sign-up. The sign-up book is for lector, assisting ministers and thanksgiving moment.

Service Volunteer Descriptions
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.

Lector: Read the 1st and 2nd lessons and lead the congregation in responsive reading of the Psalm.
Assisting Ministers: Two people to lead the prayers of intercession each Sunday.
Thanksgiving Moment: Share with our assembly a brief experience of gratitude.

Sign Up Here: Service Volunteers
Office Info
Pastor Katie's Hours
Pastor Katie will primarily be working from home at this time. Please utilize her email or cell phone. She welcomes you to connect with her.
Office Hours
Regular office hours will not be kept at this time. If you need something, please email or call Pastor Katie.
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