Scripture Readings for Sunday, November 21, 2021
Christ the King Sunday

Even after Israel had experienced the vagaries of kings, the people still longed for a true king to set things right. He would have the king’s title of Anointed One (Messiah); he would be the “one like a human being” (Son of Man) given dominion in Daniel’s vision. Jesus is given these titles, even though he is nothing like an earthly king. His authority comes from the truth to which he bears witness, and those who recognize the truth voluntarily listen to him. We look forward to the day he is given dominion, knowing his victory will be the nonviolent victory of love.
From the desk of Pastor Katie

Grace, peace and every good be with you!

On behalf of our family - we'd like to say a big THANKS to you all for the many blessings you showered us with for Evelynn's room. We look forward to sharing them with her one day! Thank you also to your generosity in helping us prepare for Evelynn's arrival - we are so grateful for all of the love that surrounds her already.

Just to share again, while I am away on leave, there is pastoral care coverage. If you have a pastoral care need you will contact John Campbell, 512-465-2252. He will then get our on-call pastor in touch with you. This will be for the duration of the 12 weeks of my leave.

For the first 6 weeks of leave (including Christmas Eve), Pr. Peggy Ogden-Howe will be with you for worship. I will return to leading worship for the remaining 6 weeks, however, will not be in the office during the week and you'll continue to use the on-call pastor for pastoral care.

Our family is grateful for all who are helping, filling in and making it possible for me to have this incredibly important and special time in the first 12 weeks of Evelynn's life and adjusting to being a family of four. We continue to ask for your prayers for healthy and safe delivery and adjustment to our new normal. All our love to each of you.

Peace and grace be with you always,
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Pastor Katie Wegner


Coming up - mark those calendars!:
December 1, 8, 15 - Advent Midweek Worship and Reflection, 6:30pm - In-person or live-stream.
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.

New series coming up for Sunday School - 9am


Starting this Sunday Nov. 21st, you're invited to join in on a video and discussion series that explores the journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem in a fascinating look at the birth of Jesus.

Please email office@huttolutheranchurch.org if you would like to attend and reserve a copy of the book that goes along with the series. You're welcome to purchase the book on your own or get an ebook copy if that is your preference. An order option: Order here.

HLC is happy to provide books to anybody who would like to join. If you intend to join this virtually, please make note of that to the church office by email or phone call. Office hours are T-Th, 9am-1pm.
Christmas Wreaths to benefit F5K. Hutto Lutheran is again participating in the Micman Brothers GiftItForward fundraising event. Orders may be placed by clicking here or on the picture to the right. On this opening screen enter the code 'HUTTOLTX001' in Fundraising Code and your name or leave blank in Referring Member. Each evergreen gift purchased at GiftItForward.com includes: your personalized message, an EZ wreath hanger for each wreath ordered, attractive decorator gift box packaging, FedEx delivery within 48 states and a tree is planted in honor of the GiftItForward.com gift recipient. Best of all, $8 per item purchased goes to our Feeding the 5,000 program when you use our fundraising code 'HUTTOLTX001'. If you have any questions, please contact Irene Hackbarth or Karen Bryant..
Your gift will be delivered beginning the week of Thanksgiving and should be delivered no later than the 2nd week in December. Orders may be placed up until December 15th for delivery before Christmas.
Tamales: The youth are taking orders for Tamales again this year. Tamales are from Delicious Tamales in San Antonio (same as last year). Orders can be made now through Nov. 28.


Tamale orders may be picked up Saturday December 18th between 2 and 4 PM.
Poinsettias may be reserved for the Christmas season. We have ordered 12 at a cost of $10 each. You may request one by contacting the church office.They will be available to pick up after the second Christmas Eve service which starts at 7:30 PM on the 24th. Forms will be also available Sunday, Nov. 21 to reserve your plant. Please note to the church office or on the form if your poinsettia is in memory or honor of somebody.
Adopt-A-School: Hutto Elementary: There has been a great response so far - THANK YOU! If you'd like to sign up for a month, please visit this link or get in touch with Pastor Katie or Jill Johnson. There will be 2 - 3 people per month, so no need to feel like you're taking it on all by yourself. You'll bring the snacks / drinks to church the Sunday before the meeting and we'll get them delivered.
Please keep all students, staff and administration for all Hutto ISD Schools in your prayers!
Online Giving
The Online Giving (Give Plus) was phased out the end of September. A new App 'Vanco Mobile' has been created by Vanco to replace the Give Plus. A brief video on how to use here. Or open a document with instructions here. Go to your app store and install the Vanco Mobile. Open the app and search for our church. Enter Hutto and it should display Hutto Lutheran Church. If you have any questions, please contact Rodney Westphal or Pastor Katie.
Worship

Join the live-stream using the link below:

Adult Sunday School

Click to Join:
9 AM
Join us to discuss the book 'The Journey' by Adam Hamilton. This will begin on Nov 21st and continue for 5 Sundays. Following the Journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem in a fascinating look at the birth of Jesus.

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 for PK - 5 meets on Sundays at 9:00am.

Remaining 2021 Dates:
.Nov. 28
Dec. 5 and 19


Wednesday Evening Bible Study

Adult Bible study resumed in September meeting on the first and third Wednesdays from 6:30 until 7:30 PM. We will be working thru the Bible using the Bible Project.

Nov 17th: Click Here to Join
Meeting number:
2367 925 7054
Password:
BeintheWord
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 October follows:
Total expenditures $175,038
Total income $137,420
Small Group Ministry
Wine and the Word: is on hiatus during the Advent Season. Join us again after Christmas.
Adult Bible Study: November 17th. On the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month. We will be working thru the bible using The Bible Project.
Women's Bible Study: December 15th - 9:30 AM virtually.

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; 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; 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; Debbie Cummins; Katie Wissink, niece of Barb Kinnaman; Barb Kinnaman; Caleb Graef, friend of the Seigmunds; Donna Adams, sister of Glenda Mattingly; family of Emelia Johnson; Nolan Davis Sturm, great grandson of Iola Sturm

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
Pasta Salads (like Suddenly Pasta), Turkey Gravy (jars or packages), Applesauce (24 oz), Potatoes (scalloped, au gratin or sweet), Hygiene products, cat and dog food
Worship Participants

Lector
Irene Hackbarth

Assisting Minister
Jane Bolgen

Children's Ministry
Pastor Katie Wegner

Altar Flowers
John Campbell in memory of Herbert & Dorothy Bott and Walter & Ruby Campbell

Thanksgiving Moment

Music
Glynda Vanecek

Council Rep
Rodney Westphal

We will still need people to sign up to volunteer in worship
Greeter - Welcome members and guests
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 provide flowers for both sides of the altar.
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 Vanco Mobile 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
November Birthdays
01 Suzanne Erickson
01 Andy Simon
01 Frank Simon
02 Alison Rydell
06 Chris Graham
06 Emma Lawhon
06 Julia Vandagriff
07 Rebecca Berkenhoff
10 Christina Pompa
12 Sarah Johnson
14 Katie Rydell
18 Lindsie Almquist
23 Carol Conrad
26 Sharon Holman
26 Brandt Rydell
Anniversaries
09 Ernie & Connie Schmeisser
17 Brent & Rev Katie Wegner
26 Brian & Becky Wardwell
30 Henry Torres & Sherry Fincher
Adressing COVID-19
Face covering requirement for worship remains in place.
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
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 greeters, lector, assisting ministers, flowers 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.

Greeter: Welcome members and guests, help guests with any questions.
Lector: Read the 1st and 2nd lessons and lead the congregation in responsive reading of the Psalm.
Assisting Ministers: One or 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 is primarily working from the church office. Please utilize her email or cell phone. She welcomes you to connect with her. Her office hours will vary with visitations and other church business that takes her out of the office.

Office Hours
Office hours are Tuesday to Thursday 9am - 1pm or by appointment.

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