Hutto Lutheran Church
July 3, 2019
Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
We are one body in Christ, sent in faith to share God's Love, through Worship, Service, Fellowship and Witness.
From the desk of Vicar Katie
Our "freedom from" empowers our "freedom for". We are free for loving our neighbor; not for self-indulgence (Gal 5). Jesus calls us into urgent mission to bear the fruit of the Spirit - love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness, generosity, faithfulness and self-control.
Special Called Congregational Meeting July 14
- See letter and highlights
2 Information Forums: July 7th - immediately following worship, July 10 - 6:30pm. Both in fellowship hall.
Bertha Louise (Anderson) Stern claimed the promises of her baptism the afternoon of Sunday, June 30
with her family by her side. Visitation will be Thursday July 4
from 6 til 8 PM at Condra Funeral Home in Taylor. Funeral service will be Friday July 5
at 10 AM at Hutto Lutheran Church. Interment to follow at Hutto Lutheran Cemetery. Lunch will be provided at Hutto Lutheran following burial.
This past week youth from our neighborhood enjoyed SonWest Roundup. Sunday they performed several of the songs they learned during the week. You can see the
here and the
Robert Russell Engelke-Johnson baptism
Sunday we will be welcoming Robert Russell Engelke-Johnson into our family through Holy Baptism during our worship service. Robert was born November 10, 2018 to Zach Johnson and Felicia Engelke-Johnson.
HCRC Food Pantry Use Agreement
The Property Committee has developed a Use Agreement between the Hutto Community Resource Center and Hutto Lutheran Church on utilizing the 502 building to house the Food Pantry. Information meetings will be held after worship on July 7th and at 6:30 PM Wednesday July 10th. A congregational meeting will be held Sunday July 14
following the worship service to vote on accepting this agreement. This will be the only business to be conducted at the meeting.
Please see the official meeting notice and lease agreement proposal highlight here
Adult Sunday morning class
We are studying the book of
Revelation using the book
Revelation (N.T. Wright for Everyone Bible Study Guide). We have copies available. Contact Vicar Katie for one to read. This week we will be studying chapter 17. Meet time between 9:00 and 10:00 AM.
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 Wednesdays. Our next meeting will be July 3
beginning at 6:30 for 1 hour in the fellowship hall.
A call committee has been formed to pursue the process of calling an ordained pastor after our internship term ends on August 12. The members are Jane Bolgen, Lloyd Mattingly, Claudia Cook, Jane Sweeney, Bruce Deuwer and Bobby Stern. Please
remember these people and the process in your prayers
Hutto Neighborhood Walks
On the first and third Mondays of July and August - let's get together to take a walk and get to know our neighbors. We'll gather at 7:15 PM at church to depart into Hutto neighborhoods.
Let's see how God will surprise us...
Optional: bring your own brown bag dinner and eat together at 6:30 PM before going for the walk.
The July dates are the 1
Interested in Becoming a Member of Hutto Lutheran?
contact Vicar Katie
if interested. Next 'new member' orientation will be held June 9, 16 and 23. New member reception will be June 30.
The HLC Youth had a great time at summer camp and is gearing up for a new school year of bible study and activities. Watch for a calendar soon!
Small Group Ministry
Our next meeting will be this Wednesday
in the Fellowship Hall. Meeting time is from 6:30 until 7:30 PM.
the OWL's will have lunch at church at 11:30. Pat and Eddie Hayden will share photos from their travels. Our theme for lunch is Taco Tuesday. There is a signup sheet in the Narthex.
Theology on Tap
Our next meeting will be Wednesday
at the Downtown Hall of Fame. Time 7 PM.
Wine and the Word
Our next meeting will be
Women's Bible Study
Ladies, 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.
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.
01 Kristi Salih
02 Nancy Johnson
04 Emily Gartner
05 Dianne Overby
06 Mason Stern
07 Jill Johnson
08 Dagny Rydell
09 Kaitlyn Salih
12 Ursula Rydell
12 Rey Segura Jr.
13 Danny David
13 Barb Kinnaman
14 Sierra Brown
14 Karen Bryant
14 Rachael Lorfing
14 August Rydell
15 Linda Sladek
15 Melanie Stern
16 Andrew Blackmon
16 Glenda Mattingly
26 Lauren Johnson
27 Mark Lidell
28 Hayden Meacham
28 Beth Noren
31 Christy Noren
01 Bill & Connie Seigmund
20 Chris & Brenda Graham
20 Lance & Catharena Rydell
22 William & Wendy Lorfing
30 Dennis & Rosemary Schmidt
July 3 (Wednesday)
6:30 PM Mid-week Bible Study
July 7 (Sunday)
After worship HCRC Food pantry Agreement information meeting
July 10 (Wednesday)
6:30 HCRC Food Pantry Agreement information meeting
7 PM Wine and the Word
July 13 (Saturday)
8:30 AM Feeding the 5,000
July 14 (Sunday)
After worship Congregation meeting
July 17 (Wednesday)
6:30 PM Mid-week Bible Study
July 24 (Wednesday)
7 PM Theology on Tap at Downtown Hall of Fame
Will you help us with keeping this list current and pertinent?
Email the Office
for updates or deletions from this list.
Dorian & Efraim Brandt
, 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;
, brother of Sharon Holman and Nancy Johnson;
Linda Wahrmund; Heather Deuwer; Dana Collins
, co-worker of Bill Sigmund;
, nephew of Iola Sturm;
, friend of Irene Hackbarth;
David Lidell; Wynn Pope
, mother of Lois Haag;
, friend of the Seigmunds; the family of
Grant Carter, Jason Edwards, Johnathan Davis, Brighten Miller, Kasey Taylor and James Fletcher
Feeding the 5,000 breakfast
The next monthly breakfast will be Saturday, July 13
8:30 - 11 AM.
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.
God is the source of our nourishment. Our Lord’s invitation to “take and eat . . . take and drink” is a repeated one. In the holy eucharist, in the word read and proclaimed, in the assembly of the people of God, the dominion of God has come near. Rejoice! Your name is written in heaven.
Jerusalem, a nursing mother giving life to her children
Those who returned from the exile found that the hopes for the glorious restoration of Judah were not completely fulfilled. For these disappointed people, the prophet envisions salvation in the image of a nursing woman. Mother Jerusalem and a mothering God remind the community how they are sustained and supported.
All the earth bows down before you and sings out your name.
Do what is right now and reap at the harvest time
In the close of his letter to the Galatians, Paul encourages them to live as people made right with God through faith in Jesus Christ. Here Paul offers practical advice about how believers exercise common concern for one other in “the family of faith.”
Luke 10:1-11, 16-2
Jesus sends out seventy disciples into the harvest
Jesus commissions harvesters and laborers to go where he would go and do what he would do. Risking hardship and danger in exchange for the experience of great joy, they offer peace and healing as signs that the reign of God is near.
Carol Conrad & Darlene Rydell
in memory of grandparents Herbert & Dorothy Bott
Jackie Dahl & Christina Pompa
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.
Vicar Katie Hours
Vicar 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 Vicar Katie for emergencies (24/7) phone her on her cell phone
Lessons and Sermon video from this past Sunday, June 30. Third Sunday after Pentecost