Hutto Lutheran Church
March 20, 2019
Third Sunday in Lent
New Member Sunday
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
Lent - a season of observing Jesus' journey to Jerusalem and reflecting on our own journey in this life.
Like Jerusalem we are unwilling, but by our identity rooted in our baptism and as followers of Jesus Christ we can think and act differently in this world. We can lead with love and compassion to dispel hate and violence.
I invite you all to participate in the season of Lent - Mid-Week Meal (6PM) and Worship (7PM) on Wednesdays, March 13-April 10; Maundy Thursday Worship, Noon and 7PM; Good Friday Worship, Noon and 7PM.
New Member Sunday
This Sunday, the 24
we will be welcoming new members to HLC. Those being welcomed are Scott & Amanda Brown, Sierra and Kaylee, Judy Prater, Beth Noren, Kayla and Kallie, and Storm Britton-Ilouno.
Adult Sunday Morning Study
Mar 24, this Sunday, we will continue to discuss Rob Bell's "What is the Bible?"
. This is a very good read and will undoubtedly produce some great discussion. Books will be provided. This group meets at 9 AM for an hour Sunday mornings. Please join us for this time. We will be discussing chapters 31-35 this Sunday.
Opportunities to spruce up our campus
Saturday, April 6
will be our annual
Cemetery Clean Up Day
from 8 til noon. This is a Thrivent sponsored event. A light lunch will follow. For more information, contact David Dahl or Donna Fowler.
Saturday, April 13
will be our
Church Property Clean Up Day
from 8 til noon. General trimming and cleaning of flower beds. Please bring your favorite gardening tools and gloves. This is also Feeding the 5,000 day, so breakfast will be provided.
Your help in sprucing up the property for Palm Sunday and Easter is appreciated.
Food Pantry Lent Challenge
Instead of GIVING UP something for Lent, GIVE TO SOMEONE!
How to Participate
- Collect 1 can per day and deliver to church at the end of Lent or each Sunday
- Pledge a dollar amount each day and submit your pledge X 40 at the end of Lent.
Collection will take place during the 40 days of Lent, beginning Ash Wednesday, March 6
thru Easter, April 21
- Box of cereal
- Peanut butter
- Canned fruit
- Canned tomatoes
- Canned tuna or chicken
- Dessert / cake mix
- Canned beans
- Rice, 1 or 2 lb. package
- Spaghetti sauce
- Canned soup
- Fruit Juice
- Baking items - Flour, Sugar, Salt etc
- Canned beans - refried, pinto, Ranch, baked
Interested in Becoming a Member of Hutto Lutheran?
New Member reception Sunday will be March 24. Potluck on March 24th will be a time to introduce our new members. Please
contact Vicar Katie
The HLC Youth meet on Sunday mornings at 9. They are discussing The Chronicles of Narnia books by C. S. Lewis. The schedule for these meetings follows:
- Discuss '
The Horse and His Boy'
during the morning hour and watch the movie after Worship.
- Discuss '
- Discuss '
The Last Battle
Small Group Ministry
Will be on hiatus until after Easter. Our next meeting will be Wednesday May 1
in the Fellowship Hall. Meeting time is from 6:30 until 7:30 PM.
Our monthly meeting will be Tuesday April 16
in the Fellowship Hall at 11:30.
Theology on Tap
Will be on hiatus during the Lent. Our next meeting will be Wednesday April 24
at the Downtown Hall of Fame.
Wine and the Word
Will be on hiatus for the next 2 months during Lent. We will resume in May.
Women's Bible Study
Ladies, our next Bible study will take place Wednesday March 20
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.
03 Barbie Johnson
08 Karin Stern
10 Carolyn Merkord
11 Joe Cook
11 Rob David
12 Karen Daly
14 Matthew Cook
14 William Stern
15 Paula Martin
16 Matilda Rydell
20 Alicia Jumonville
21 Connie Seigmund
22 Harlan Svoboda
22 Kathy Svoboda
23 Lois Haag
10 Daniel & Leslie Doty
31 Bobby & Karin Stern
March 20, 27, April 3, 10 (Wednesdays)
6 PM Meal
7 PM Worship
March 23 (Saturday)
8:30 AM Feeding the 5,000
April 6 (Saturday)
8 AM Cemetery clean-up day
April 13 (Saturday)
Church property clean-up day
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; Eddie Hayden.
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, March 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.
The warnings are plentiful and blunt on the third Sunday in Lent. Lent is a season of repentance. Cut it out or get cut down! The warnings are accompanied by God’s invitation to attentiveness: “Incline your ear, and come to me; listen, so that you may live.” The landowner’s ultimatum is forestalled by the gardener’s readiness to till the ground one more year. That is good news for all of us. Thanks be to God!
Everyone who thirsts, come to the water; seek the Lord
To those who have experienced long years in exile, the return to their homeland is a celebration of abundant life. God calls them into an everlasting covenant of love. Those who return to the Lord will enjoy new life and forgiveness, because God’s ways are not our ways.
O God, eagerly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you.
1 Corinthians 10:1-13
Israel, baptized in cloud and seas, ate the same spiritual food as Christians
Paul uses images from Hebrew story and prophecy to speak the truth of Jesus Christ: He is our rock, our water, our food, and our drink. Christ is the living sign of God’s faithfulness.
Unless you repent, you will perish: parable of the fig tree
Asked about current tragic events, Jesus turns a lesson about whether suffering is deserved into a hard call to obedience. He then tells a parable that holds out hope that the timeline for ultimate judgment will be tempered by patience.
In memory of John Hipschen
Carol Conrad, Darlene Rydell
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 meetings. 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 from this past Sunday, March 17
th. Second Sunday in Lent .