Hutto Lutheran Church
January 12, 2019
Baptism of Our Lord
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
In the beginning
....(Genesis 1:1...AND John 1:1...) That's how far back Christ goes and God's grace upon grace for you and me was intended from that far back! Simply, amazing - beyond our comprehension in fact!
We take that overwhelming nature of God and power of Christ to bat when we contend with what seems like overwhelming evil and tragedy in the world.
WE KEEP SHOWING UP
- WE KEEP PROCLAIMING THE BOLDNESS OF THE GOSPEL THAT
LOVE WILL WIN
Grace, peace and every good be with you!
January 26 - Congregational Meeting
This is our yearly meeting to approve the 2020 budget and review the past year at Hutto Lutheran. Meeting will convene 5 minutes after the conclusion of worship.
Adult Sunday morning class
We continue this Sunday for a six week study on prayer. We will meet at 9 AM in the Fellowship Hall - no better way to begin your year than tending to your faith formation. See you there!
The youth chili supper will be Saturday February 1st. Tickets go on sale the beginning of January. Be sure to get yours to help our youth program and sending our youth to camp this coming summer.
Beginning in January the monthly potluck will be the first Sunday of the month. We have created a sign-up for people to enter their names for helping with this. See below the '
Monthly Potluck Volunteers
' where you can click on that link to go to the signup.
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. For the month of December, this will be suspended. Come to our mid-week Advent services instead. Our next Study will be the third Wednesday in January, the 15
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
No meeting for December, attend the mid-week Advent service instead.Our next meeting will be
at 6:30 PM.
the OWL's will have lunch at church at 11:30. The theme will be Soup and Conversation. Coleen Klatt will be sharing some of the secrets behind her lovely and creative nativity figures. Please sign up on the sheet in the Narthex.
Theology on Tap
Our next meeting will be Wednesday
at the Downtown Hall of Fame.
Wine and the Word
Our next meeting will be
. Meeting at 7 PM at East Social House in Hutto.
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 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 Eric Johnson or Rodney Westphal
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 Vicar Katie. In life's difficult times (we all have them), know that HLC isready 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.
03 Charly Morrison
04 Tina Morrison
10 Emory Stern
11 Daniel Lidell
13 Alexis Armstrong
15 Brittany Dahl
17 Donna Fowler
19 Sean Morrison
24 Julianne Arnold
24 Billy Sladek
25 Peyton Johnson
27 Lauren Stern
28 Samuel Lyons
29 Carol Stromberg
30 Allan Johnson
31 Darlene Rydell
04 Corey & Megan Blackmon
7 PM Wine and the Word
9:30 AM Woman's Bible Study
6:30 PM Adult bible study
11:30 AM OWL's Lunch
7 PM Theology on Tap
11:30 AM Annual Congregational meeting
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.
, great nephew of Jill Johnson;
, friend of Connie Seigmund;
, mother of Catherena Rydell;
, grandson of Dennis & Christina Pompa;
Linda Wahrmund; Heather Duewer; Dana Collins
, co-worker of Bill Sigmund;
, nephew of Iola Sturm;
, friend of the Seigmunds;
, friend of Connie Seigmund;
, granddaughter of Carol Conrad;
, mother of Catherine Regan
Buddy & Karyl Townsend
, friends of Dave & Barb Kinnaman;
, sister of Jane Sweeny;
, a student in our community
; Tina Morrison
, daughter-in-law of Jill Johnson;
, niece of John Campbell
Grant Carter, Jason Edwards, Johnathan Davis, Brighten Miller, Kasey Taylor and James Fletcher
For the month of December, the budgeted income is $16,288 and the actual income was $23,675.69. For the Year, the Budgeted income is $195,453 and the actual income is $201,169.68
Feeding the 5,000 breakfast
The next monthly will will be
Supper with Santa
Wednesday, December 11
5 - 6:30 PM.
Supper with Santa will be Wednesday December 11th beginning at 5 PM.
Hutto Community 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
. The vocal choir practices every 2nd and 4th Sundays immediately following worship in the Sanctuary.
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 the waters of the Jordan, Jesus is revealed as the beloved Son of God. Through this great epiphany, Jesus fulfills all righteousness and becomes the servant of God who will bring forth justice and be a light to the nations. In the waters of baptism we too are washed by the Word, anointed by the Spirit, and named God’s beloved children. Our baptismal mission is to proclaim good news to all who are oppressed or in need of God’s healing.
The servant of the Lord brings justice
God’s servant is endowed with God’s spirit in order to bring justice to the nations. The servant will not exercise authority boisterously or with violence, nor will weariness ever prevent the fulfilling of the servant’s task. God’s old promises have been fulfilled; the servant’s new assignment is to bring light to the nations.
The voice of the Lord is upon the waters.
Jesus’ ministry after his baptism
Peter crosses the sharp religious boundary separating Jews from Gentiles and proclaims the good news of God’s inclusive forgiveness in Jesus’ name to Cornelius, a Roman centurion. As a result of Peter’s preaching, Cornelius and his family become the first Gentiles to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ.
Revelation of Christ as God’s servant
Before Jesus begins his ministry, he is baptized by John, touched by the Spirit, and identified publicly as God’s child.
In honor of Carol & Ed Rebisz anniversary
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, January 5
. First Sunday of Christmas.