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Scripture Readings for Sunday, July 25, 2021
Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

Today is the first of five Sundays with gospel readings from John 6, the first four of which focus on Jesus as bread of life. Today Jesus feeds thousands of people with five loaves and two fish. What we have, what we bring to Jesus’ table, seems like it is not nearly enough to meet all the needs we see around us. But it is not the adequacy of our supplies or our skills that finally makes the difference: it is the power of Jesus working in the littlest and least to transform this world into the world God desires, a world where all the hungry are satisfied.
From the desk of Pastor Katie

Grace, peace and every good be with you!

The ministry of Jesus is magnetic! As we read Mark 6 - we hear of how crowds gathered to hear and be with Jesus because he was making a different to their lives. He cared for them, fed them - had compassion for them. The community that gathered because of Jesus was a powerful way that people were fed in body and soul. So, what does that mean for us?

Here's those questions I asked Sunday - What's your answer to these?
  • What is it about the gospel that draws you in?
  • What is it about the story and person of Jesus Christ that makes you gravitate towards being a part of a community of faith?
  • How is practicing faith magnetic for you?

As we gather as a community of faith for worship, fellowship, study and witness - may we be filled with the abundance of God in body, mind and soul.


All my love to each of you.
Peace and grace be with you,
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Pastor Katie

**I will be out of the office from July 26 to August 3 on vacation. Please contact Cathy Bryant with any pastoral care needs. She will get you in touch with a local clergy. **

Coming up - mark those calendars!:
July 31st - Hutto ISD Back to School Rally - 9am - 11am - Any volunteers to staff a booth and pass out school supplies?? Please let Pastor Katie or Karen Bryant know if you'd be willing to do this.
August 15th at 10:30 AM worship - Rally Day, Backpack Blessing and Bible Distribution - .
September 18th - Cross Trails Ministry Fall Festival: Cornhole Tournament -- who wants to play?
October 15-17th - Fall Women's Retreat: Registration and deposit due August 20th
April 22 - 24th - Spring Congregational Retreat at Camp Chrysalis

Details you need to know about our in-person worship opportunity are on our website - www.huttolutheranchurch.org Live-stream option for worship will remain indefinitely.
Please don't hesitate to let me know if you have any questions.

Worship

Sunday:

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:
9 AM
Join us to discuss a devotion from the Center for Action and Contemplation.

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.

Children's and Youth Ministry

Sunday School is out for the summer.

Backpack Blessing is August 15th at 10:30am worship.


Wednesday Evening Bible Study

Wednesday Evening Bible study will be on hiatus this summer.

Adult Sunday School will continue through the summer on Sundays at 9:00am.


Out of Office Office Hours

Click to Join:

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.
Financial Status
The Financial status of HLC thru the end of June follows:
Total expenditures $107,995
Total income $84,923
Small Group Ministry
Wine and the Word: Will be on hiatus during the Summer months. See ya in October
Adult Bible Study: We will be on hiatus for the summer months.
Women's Bible Study: July 21 - 9:30 AM (Third Wednesday of the Month)

The Portals of Prayer devotion booklets are available for pick up on the table in the gathering area on the way into worship and the porch of the office building. They are in the white mailbox - please sanitize your hands before and after picking one up.
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; Steve Robles Jr.; Greg Almquist; Tonya Cermeno; Weldon Zimmerman; Chris Harris; 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 and Doug Nowotny, parents 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; Gay Rie McLaughlin, friend of Irene Hackbarth; Anne Hinkle friend of Catherine Regan; Brett Leech, cousin of Pat Hayden; Lynda Herrin; Oliver Wardwell, grandson of Becky & Brian Wardwell; Martha Bissex, grandmother of Daniel Doty; Sandy Madsen, friend of Jane Bolgen; Marvin Stromberg; Doug Nowotny, father of Catherine Regan; Roland Hernandez; Tyler Raisbeck friend of Heather Duewer; Jenna Arnold; Patti Krueger, Jill Johnson's niece; Ida Dickey, sister of Glenda Mattingly; Emelia Johnson; Debbie Cummins; Katie Wissink, niece of Barb Kinnaman

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

Lector
John Campbell

Assisting Minister
Jill Johnson

Children's Ministry
Pastor Katie

Altar Flowers
John Campbell
in memory of Emmajean Weis

Thanksgiving Moment

Music
Andy Simon

Council Rep
Rodney Westphal

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

Lector - Read the lessons for the day in worship.
Assisting Minister - One or two people to offer the prayers of intercession.
Thanksgiving moment - One person to share briefly (two or three minutes) something they are grateful for.
Altar Flowers sign-up is in the same location as volunteers.
Giving

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

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

Download GivePlus to your device and search Hutto Lutheran Church.

Use the 'Give Now' button on our website to make a one-time or recurring offering gift.
Celebrations
July Birthdays
02 Nancy Johnson
04 Emily Gartner
05 Dianne Overby
06 Mason Stern
07 Jill Johnson
08 Dagny Rydell
12 Ursula Rydell
12 Rey Segura Jr
13 Barb Kinnaman
14 Karen Bryant
14 Rachael Lorfing
14 Robert Lykins
14 August Rydell
15 Linda Sladek
15 Melanie Stern
16 Andrew Blackmon
16 Glenda Mattingly
20 Pr. Katie Wegner
26 Lauren Johnson
27 Mark Lidell
27 Keith Hunter
28 Beth Noren
31 Christy Noren

Anniversaries
01 Bill & Connie Seigmund
10 Randy & Dianne Overby
20 Chris & Brenda Graham
20 Lance & Catharena Rydell
22 William & Wendy Lorfing
27 Dennis & Rosemary Schmidt

Adressing COVID-19
Face covering requirement for worship remains in place in the interest of our children 12 and younger who cannot receive a vaccine. Groups that gather when children 12 and younger are not present are welcome to have face coverings be optional.
There are no capacity limits on gathering for worship. There is no reservation system any longer.
Ministry Teams are beginning to meet back in-person. Please check with the chair of your ministry team for details on how they are meeting.
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
Office hours are Tuesday to Thursday 9am - 1pm.

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