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Scripture Readings for Sunday, November 29, 2020
First Sunday of Advent

From the desk of Pastor Katie

Grace, peace and every good be with you!

Advent Series Begins 11/29 - "Those Who Dream..."
With the start of a new liturgical year, we will journey to the manger together considering our Advent Theme, "Those Who Dream...". From A Sanctified Art, I hope that you will be moved by and enriched with the beautifully crafted liturgy and art work that this series brings us!

A long awaited announcement about Christmas Eve worship:
After careful consideration with the Worship and Music Team and the Church Council, we will hold our candlelight Christmas Eve worship via our live-stream from the Sanctuary at 6:00pm. This will include live hymns, communion, special music, candlelight Silent Night and of course the Christmas gospel.

As always, communion elements will be available for pick up prior to worship. We will also offer pick up of candles for singing silent night.

Our beautiful sanctuary space is meaningful and I know each of us long for the day when we can gather to worship in that space all together again. To attend to that, we are going to open the sanctuary for household devotion and reflection time (and that Christmas picture!). Households will need to sign up for a time here.
Each time slot will be 15 minutes with a 5 minute window between each time. We ask that only those that live together in one household attend at the same time. Please arrive on time and exit when your time is up. If the sign up is full, please email or call Pastor Katie and we will expand time offerings. Please use care and respect to not delete anybody else's time slot when you are signing up.

Family devotions and devotions for adults will be available.

Peace be with you,
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-- LAST CHANCE -- ORDER BY DEC. 1
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.

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

Click to Join:

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 services
Adult Bible Study: On hiatus during the Christmas season. Join us for Advent services
Women's Bible Study: November 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

Irene Hackbarth

Assisting Ministers
Heather Duewer

Thanksgiving Moment

Childrens Ministry
Heather Duewer
Music Leader
Leslie Doty

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.

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

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
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
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