Hutto Lutheran Church
November 13, 2019
Twenty-third 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
What's your filter for living? What is it that
you do must pass through?
In Luke 20:27-38 Jesus uses and gives us a filter - God is a God of the living, not of the dead. In this life and the next.
Our living here and now MUST be about those things that bring unburdened, satisfied, blessed life.
How is our life here and now about bearing witness to the power of the Resurrection?
Grace, peace and every good be with you!
Nov 17 - Congregational Meeting
This is our yearly meeting to look at the proposed budget for 2020 and elect council members. Meeting will take place right after worship in the sanctuary.
Adult Sunday morning class
This Sunday, we will continue reading and discussing
he Universal Christ by Richard Rohr
. Check that out. We will be discussing chapters 16-17 and the Afterword this Sunday.
We will NOT have class Nov 24. Book study will finish Dec 1.
We'll start up again in January with a study on Prayer. Hope you all can join!
The celebration of Santa Lucia will be on Sunday, December 15
immediately following the worship service. The children are invited to participate in the program that honors the Swedish heritage of our congregation. There will be one practice on Saturday, December 14
at 9 AM in the church sanctuary. If you need more information, please contact Donna Fowler.
Poinsettias for sale
This holiday season we would like to offer an opportunity to obtain a Poinsettia in honor of, or in memory of a loved one. The Poinsettias will be displayed along the altar during the Christmas season. A commemoration insert with your name and those of whom you wish to remember will be included in the service bulletin on December 24
evening service. All orders need to be placed and paid for by November 24, 2019.
Here is a fun way to raise funds to send our kids to summer camp: Bunco Night
December 7th (Saturday) 6:30 PM.
Please come join us for a bit of holiday cheer, fellowship & fun festivities! We are hosting dinner, drinks & dessert in the fellowship hall. It is $15 to play and all proceeds will be donated to our youth program. We have 24 seats that we would like to fill for the game.
Please RSVP “yes” here
to reserve your seat. We would prefer this event to be for adults only, but you may bring a guest (friend or neighbor). Please include them when you RSVP. We will eat & mingle then the game will start promptly at 7 p.m. There will be music, prizes & more. No experience is needed to play.
All it's going to take is 24 people to sign up for a night of rolling dice and having a good time to send 1 person to camp.
Ornaments for Sale
Celebrate and share the Holiday Season with family and friends by purchasing an ornament with our beautiful 127 Year old Hutto Lutheran Church on it. Ornaments are $5 each and are available after church services each Sunday thru December 22.
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 November 20
beginning at 6:30 for 1 hour in the fellowship hall.
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 Vicar 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
Our next meeting will be 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. Sousanna Stratmann, author of Sousanna The Lost Daughter will be the guest speaker. Sousanna was born in Pirgos, Greece. As a young child she was taken from her family and brought to the US where she was adopted by and American couple.
You can read more about Sousanna here
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
. Meet at 7 PM at Rio Grande.
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.
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.
01 Amanda Brown
01 Suzanne Erickson
01 Frank Simon
01 Andy Simon
02 Alison Rydell
06 Chris Graham
06 Emelia Johnson
06 Emma Lawhon
06 Julia Vandagriff
10 Robert Engelke-Johnson
10 Christina Pompa
12 Sarah Johnson
14 Katie Rydell
18 Lindsie Almquist
19 Doreen Holmstrom
23 Carol Conrad
26 Sharon Holman
26 Brandt Rydell
27 Zachary Salih
09 Ernie & Connie Schmeisser
17 Brent & Katie Wegner
21 Justin Hutson & Lacey Griffith
26 Brian & Becky Wardwell
7 PM Wine and the Word
11:30 AM Congregational Meeting
11:30 AM OWL's Lunch
9:30 AM Women's Bible Study
8:30 Feeding the 5,000
7 PM Theology on Tap
Office closed for Thanksgiving
8 AM Hangin' the Greens
6:30 PM Bunco
1:30 PM Vicar Katie Ordination
3 PM Katie Wegner installation
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;
, uncle of Amanda Brown; 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, November 23
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 end is near. There is no doubt about it. The warnings are dire. The tone of today’s texts is ominous. But the baptized know how to live in the “meantimes.” The baptized are strengthened for the living of these days in word and sacrament. The baptized rally around the invitation of the apostle: “Brothers and sisters, do not be weary in doing what is right.”
A day of blistering heat for the arrogant; a day of healing sun for the righteous
Malachi, whose name means “my messenger,” warns that the day of the Lord is coming. On that day, the evil will be destroyed like stubble in a fire, but the “sun of righteousness” will shine on those who fear God.
In righteousness will the Lord judge the world.
2 Thessalonians 3:6-13
Do not be idle, but do what is right for the sake of Christ
Some members of the Thessalonian community, because of their belief in the nearness of Christ’s return, had ceased to work, living off the generosity of other members of the community. Paul warns them bluntly that if they want to eat, they need to work.
Jesus speaks of wars, endurance, betrayal, and suffering for his sake
As history moves toward God’s fulfillment there will be frightening signs and events. Before the end, believers will draw strength from their relationship to God and shall be given the words they need to testify and to endure without fear.
Brian & Becky Wardwell
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's 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, November 10
. Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost.