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Scripture Readings for Sunday, August 2, 2020
9 th Sunday after Pentecost

From the desk of Pastor Katie
Grace, peace and every good be with you!

Hope you all are having a great week!

This week I'd like to highlight how Hutto Lutheran has Lived Generously and out of God's abundance in the past 20 weeks. You all approved the creation and funding of a Pastoral Discretionary Fund for 2020 ministry. This fund is used to address various needs as they come across my desk.

When the scope and financial hardship of COVID-19 hit, the invitation was made for gifts to be made specifically to that fund. The generous response has been an evident way that neighbors can take care of neighbors with God's help.

Because of your generosity, Hutto Lutheran has been able to assist 7 households thus far.

This is one of the formal ways we've pivoted to keep ministry happening during these difficult times. There are other formal ways our ministry has pivoted and then, there are informal ways I get the privilege to hear about also.

People reaching out to others via text and phone calls, encouraging notes being sent, birthday parades, prayers and so much more.

God's steadfast love for us is abounding; God's presence with us is certain and sure. This is the foundation of our faith and hope. Together, we will continue to stand firm on that foundation united in love for one another and love for our God.

Peace be with you,
Pastor Katie

Access Code : 162 201 7497
Password : nJHnde8Eh32 (65463383 from phones)    

To join audio only:
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+1-866-432-9903  Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada)  
Adult Sunday School


Meeting number/access code:
152 905 8989
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

Keep our kids and their families in your prayers.

Wednesday Evening Bible Study

Meeting number: 163 109 5555
Password: StudyTogether (78839864 from phones and video systems)

Audio only/call-in:
+1-650-215-5226 United States Toll

Out of Office Office Hours

Meeting number: 163 379 5000
Password: AugustChat (28487824 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 virtually.
Small Group Ministry
Wine and the Word : August 12 7 PM
Adult Bible Study : August 5 & 19 6:30 PM
Women's Bible Study : July 29 9:30 AM (Every Wednesday Morning at 9:30am)

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.
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; 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 ; 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; Violeta , a student in our community; Annette Bryant; Helmer Dahl ; Kathy Kinnaman , mother of Dave Kinnaman; Jill Hrynda , friend of Storm Britten-Ilouno; family of Jerry Harper , uncle of Shelly Engelke; Benedicta Ilouno , adoptive mother of Storm Britten-Ilouno; John Campbell ; Kathy Svoboda, her coworkers, those who's COVID-19 tests they are running; Audrey Eno Elam - Jackie Dahl's niece who is a RN; Alan Berge , friend of John Campbell and Keith Hunter; Anne Hinkle, friend of Catherine Regan; Fred Schmidt and family, co-worker of Dave Kinnaman; Tina Lawhon , Emma Lawhon's daughter-in-law; Richard Louis Weis , John Campbell's uncle; Jarvis Thormalen , Leslie Doty's grandfather; Alicia Donoghue and her family , Heather Duewer's sister-in-law ; family of Israel Castaneda , father of Claudia Cook; Curtis and Mimi Shoemaker , friends of Barb and Dave Kinnaman; Susan Ohlinger , friend of Connie Seigmund; family of Patti and Jake Kruger on the return of their boys Rhyder, Wyatt and Kyson; Levi , great-grandson of Iola Sturm; Rosemary Schmidt; Dennis Slocum; Emelia Johnson; father of Coleen Nicole

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

Joe Cook

Assisting Ministers
Donna Fowler

Thanksgiving Moment
John Campbell

Childrens Ministry
Children's Message

Music Leader
Karin Stern

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.

Fill out and return paperwork to Irene Hackbarth

Click link above for instructions.

Click on above link to go to the secure GivePlus website

July Birthdays
15 Melanie Stern
16 Andrew Blackmon
16 Glenda Mattingly
20 Pastor Katie Wegner
26 Lauren Johnson
27 Mark Lidell
28 Beth Noren
31 Christy Noren
20 Chris & Brenda Graham
20 Lance & Catharena Rydell
22 William & Wendy Lorfing
30 Dennis & Rosemary Schmidt
August Birthdays
01 Jenna Arnold
04 Mercedes Cook
04 Megan Morrison
06 Peggy Almquist
07 Rosemary Schmidt
08 Natasha Davis
11 Dennis Pompa
12 Irene Hackbarth
14 Sue Christensen
15 Bill Seigmund
17 Bradley Jameson
17 Lance Rydell
20 Felicia Engelke-Johnson
20 Bayley Olson
21 Bruce Duewer
21 Dwayne Martin
22 Jane Bolgen
25 Debbie Cummins
25 Mike Fowler
25 Nancy Johnson
28 Kandice Fallis
31 Bowen David
31 Anna Meacham
01 Dwayne & Paula Martin
07 Rob & Jen David
20 Eric & Dawn Montoya
25 Mike & Donna Fowler
27 Rodney & Cindy Westphal
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
Vice President - Ernie Schmeisser
Sharon Holman - Secretary
Rodney Westphal - Treasurer
Council Members
Claudia Cook - Stewardship & Finance
Daniel Doty - Education & Youth
Irene Hackbarth - Financial Secretary
Ernie Schmeisser - Outreach & Fellowship
Frank Simon - Worship & Music
Brian Wardwell - 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 1 st and 2 nd 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