Our website will be the easiest way to connect to worship and other virtual gatherings.
Scripture Readings for Sunday, November 22, 2020
Christ the King Sunday

From the desk of Pastor Katie

We're down the home stretch....can we make it??
Hutto Lutheran...I know that our faith community rises to challenges in incredible ways. We still have time to try and reach our goal of food collection for the Hutto Resource Center's Christmas Distribution. Please drop off at any time on the office porch cranberry sauce and canned sweet potatoes.
Thanks for your support of this effort to serve our neighbors.

Thanksgiving Day Prayer Service at 10:30am - Nov. 26th
We will gather for a time of prayer and sharing in gratitude on Thanksgiving Day. Please see the church website for the link to join. I hope to gather with many of you on this day that we pause and give thanks.

Advent begins Nov. 29th
We have an amazing series coming up "Those who dream..." for our journey to the manger. I hope you find the liturgy, art and beautifully crafted theme meaningful.

I will be out of office on vacation from Nov. 20-28. If any any time during those dates you have emergency pastoral care needs, please be in touch with our congregation president Cathy Bryant.

From our family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving!

Peace be with you,
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Pastor Katie

Food Pantry challenge
Hutto Lutheran Church has been challenged by the Hutto Resource Center to provide 500 cans of Canned Yams/Canned Sweet Potatoes and 500 cans of Cranberry Sauce by December 1st. They can be dropped off any time at the church office porch in the bin labeled as such. Thank you for keeping our participation with Hutto Resource Center near the top of your prayers and support!
Youth Fundraiser
The Hutto Lutheran Church is having a fundraiser to support youth activities. Order a Tamale here or click on the icon to the right to place an order from Delicious Tamales in San Antonio.
Thank you for your support of youth ministry at Hutto Lutheran Church. All flavors are $15/dozen.
Drive-thru pick up will be Saturday, Dec. 19th from 1:00-4:00 PM at Hutto Lutheran Church. Please mark your calendars and we'll see you then.
Send Gifts to Friends and contribute to F5K:Hutto Lutheran has a chance for you to purchase gifts for Christmas and also donate to HLC. The 'Gift It Forward' fund raiser from Mickman Brothers allows you to select a gift from their web site for yourself or someone else and ship it direct to the person. By entering the code 'HUTTOLTX001' in the Fundraising Code, the Feeding the 5,000 Ministry will receive $8 for each item. You can go to the Mickman Brothers Gift It Forward web site here. This organization is where we have purchased Christmas wreaths in the past, so you can order your wreath now. You can also pass this info on to your friends so they can also order and benefit the F5K.
Worship

Click below to join live-stream on YouTube:
(starting 15 minutes before worship)


Call-in users/ audio ONLY:
+1-408-525-6800 Call-in toll number (US/Canada) 
Access Code: 162 843 7938
Password: 52229289 

Adult Sunday School

**No Sunday School 11/22**

Click to Join:
9:00am

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.

Youth Ministry

Sunday School is here!

Please contact Pastor Katie or Leslie Doty or Daniel Doty for log-in information.

Wednesday Evening Bible Study

Click to Join - 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the Month

Meeting number: 163 206 4151
Password: MidweekStudy (64393357 from phones and video systems)

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

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.
Small Group Ministry
Wine and the Word: On hiatus during the Christmas season. Join us for Advent worship
Adult Bible Study: November 18th at 6:30PM (Wednesday)
Women's Bible Study: November 18, 25 at 9:30 AM (Every Wednesday Morning)

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; 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; Audrey Eno Elam - Jackie Dahl's niece who is a RN; Anne Hinkle, friend of Catherine Regan; Fred Schmidt and family, co-worker of Dave Kinnaman; Tina Lawhon, Emma Lawhon's daughter-in-law; Jarvis Thormalen, Leslie Doty's grandfather; Alicia Donoghue and her family, Heather Duewer's sister-in-law; Curtis and Mimi Shoemaker, friends of Barb and Dave Kinnaman; Rosemary Schmidt; Dennis Slocum; Emelia Johnson; Gay Rie McLaughlin, friend of Irene Hackbarth; Lloyd Mattingly; Larry & Elaine Duewer, parents of Bruce Duewer; Gary Almquist; Roland Hernandez; Anne Hinkle friend of Catherine Regan; Brett Leech & Randy Leech, cousins of Pat Hayden; Gustavo and Gloria Rubio, parents of a friend of Claudia Cook; Joe & Claudia Cook; Lynda Herrin

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

Lector
Joe Cook

Assisting Ministers
Claudia & Mercedes Cook

Thanksgiving Moment
Open

Childrens Ministry
Leslie Doty
Music Leader
Barbie Johnson

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.
Giving

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.

Click link above for instructions.

Click on above link to go to the secure GivePlus website

Celebrations
October Birthdays
23 Justin Hutson
24 Diane Stromberg
Anniversaries
21 Adam & Angela Dismukes
November Birthdays
01 Suzanne Erickson
01 Andy Simon
01 Frank Simon
02 Alison Rydell
06 Chris Graham
06 Emelia Johnson
06 Emma Lawhon
06 Julia Vandagriff
07 Rebecca Berkenhoff
10 Christina Pompa
14 Katie Rydell
18 Lindsie Almquist
23 Carol Conrad
26 Sharon Holman
26 Kevin O'Neal
26 Brandt Rydell
30 Clinton Olson
Anniversaries
09 Ernie & Connie Schmeisser
17 Brent & Katie Wegner
21 Justin Hutson
26 Brian & Becky Wardwell
30 Henry Torres & Sherry Fincher
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 1st and 2nd 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