Hutto Lutheran Church
November 27, 2019
First Sunday of Advent
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
From our family to yours - Happy Thanksgiving!!
The time is right to be reflective of all that I am grateful for. As a season of ministry serving as Vicar here comes to a close, I want to be sure and say THANK YOU to all of HLC and beyond for your grace and love over these 15 months.
Dec. 1 marks a new season of ministry here - we're not "in transition" anymore!!
Though, we are always in
. We are always seeking to be a faith community that allows the Spirit to move us and transform us to be God's people in the world that God loves; serving our neighbors near and far.
A new church year and the beginning of Advent seem such a fitting time for this new chapter to unfold. May we always be expectant of great things and keep our eyes open and ears piqued for the in-breaking of the Christ!
Grace, peace and every good be with you!
Adult Sunday morning class
Book study will finish Dec 1. with the Appendixes.
We'll start up again in January with a study on Prayer. Hope you all can join!
Property Work Day
Property has scheduled a work day on Saturday November 30
from 8-noon. If you are able to help spruce up flower beds and clean up the church grounds, please bring your favorite garden tools and help get the church ready for Advent and Christmas.
Hangin' the Green
This Saturday, the 30
we will also be decorating the church for the Advent and Christmas season. This will also be in the morning from 8 til noon.
Reverse Advent Calendar
The Hutto Resource Center is challenging the congregation to participate in a Food for the Hungry Advent Calendar to benefit the Food Pantry. Each day during this Advent season purchase an item from the list below. Put the items in bags or a box and bring it to service on Sunday December 22
or Christmas Eve to place under the Christmas tree. The Food Pantry will then distribute to those in need.
- Box of cereal
- Peanut butter
- Stuffing mix
- Boxed potatoes
- Macarone and Cheese
- Canned fruit
- Canned tomatoes
- Canned tuna or chicken
- Dessert mix
- Canned soup
- Canned sweet potatoes
- Cooking oil
- Canned beans
- Box of cakers
- Package of rice
- Package of oatmeal
- Package of pasta
- Spaghetti sauce
- Canned tomato sauce
- Dried pinto beans
- Can of corn
- Can mixed vegetables
- Can of fruit
- Bottle of 100% juice
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.
If you are able to supply cookies for the program, please bring them to the Fellowship Hall before the worship service begins. Extra cookies will be served at the meal honoring Katie later that day.
Thanks so much!
Spirit Night at DQ
Today, the 27this Spirit Night at our Hutto Dairy Queen. Mention 'Spirit Night' and 20% of your purchase will go to Cub Scout Pack 912 which Hutto Lutheran sponsors.
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 Wednesday of each month. For the month of December, this will be suspended. Come to our mid-week Advent services instead.
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
No meeting for December, attend the mid-week Advent service instead.
the OWL's will have lunch at church at 11:30. Pastor Travis Summerlin will share his Saint Nicholas monologue with us.
Theology on Tap
Our next meeting will be Wednesday
. Come to the mid-week Advent service for December.
Wine and the Word
Our next meeting will be in January. We will be on hiatus for Advent.
Women's Bible Study
Ladies, we will not meet during the month of December. 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.
18 Lindsie Almquist
19 Doreen Holmstrom
23 Carol Conrad
26 Sharon Holman
26 Brandt Rydell
27 Zachary Salih
17 Brent & Katie Wegner
21 Justin Hutson & Lacey Griffith
26 Brian & Becky Wardwell
02 Eric Montoya
04 Jen David
06 Becky Wardwell
12 Jack Dismukes
14 Tristan Almquist
14 Pam Kreutzian
16 David Lidell
17 Simon Montoya
19 Violet Duewer
22 Bradley Sladek
23 Trudy Simon
24 Jackie McGary
25 Sovanny Em
30 Cory Morrison
09 Lloyd & Glenda Mattingly
16 Felicia Engelke-Johnson & Zach Johnson
26 Mark & Sally Lyons
31 Rick & Jill Johnson
7 PM Theology on Tap
Office closed for Thanksgiving
8 AM Hangin' the Greens
and cleanup day
6 PM Mid-week meal
7 PM Advent Worship
6:30 PM Bunco
5 PM Supper with Santa
7 PM Advent Worship
9 AM St Lucia rehersal
1:30 PM Vicar Katie Ordination
3 PM Katie Wegner installation
11:30 AM OWL's Lunch
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; family of
Grant Carter, Jason Edwards, Johnathan Davis, Brighten Miller, Kasey Taylor and James Fletcher
Feeding the 5,000 breakfast
The next monthly will will be
Supper with Santa
Wednesday, December 11
5 - 6:30 PM.
Supper with Santa will be Wednesday December 11th beginning at 5 PM.
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 new church year begins with a wake-up call: Christ is coming soon! In today’s readings both Paul and Jesus challenge us to wake from sleep, for we know neither the day nor hour of the Lord’s coming. Isaiah proclaims the day when God will gather all people on the holy mountain and there will be no more war or suffering. Though we vigilantly watch for the promised day of salvation, we wait for what we already have: Christ comes among us this day as the word and meal that strengthens our faith in the promises of God.
Weapons of war transformed into instruments of peace
The visionary message presented in this reading focuses on a future day when God establishes a universal reign of peace. Divine decisions will make war obsolete, and the worshiping community responds: “Let us walk in the light of that Lord now!”
I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.”
Salvation is near; time to wake from sleep
Paul compares the advent of Christ to the coming of dawn. We live our lives today in light of Christ’s coming in the future.
The sudden coming of the Son of Man
Jesus describes his second coming as a sudden, turbulent event that will bring about deep change to our normal, day-to-day lives. Therefore, he urges people to stay awake, be aware, and wait expectantly, because the Son of Man will come unannounced.
Becky Zimmerman in memory of her parents MB & Lorene Zimmerman
Carolyn & Clarence Merkord
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 24
. Christ the King Sunday.