Hutto Lutheran Church
September 11, 2019
Fourteenth 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
The call to discipleship - it's hard! It calls us out as an individual to be disciple first and let everything else flow out from you. What feels lonely and vulnerable can be transformed by the love of God and power of community. How are you stepping out in your following of Jesus this week?
Mundane, but necessary, administrative updates:
: Things are at a bit of a standstill because of construction/permit issues. HLC leadership is working closely with HRC leadership to work this out. Keep this transition in your prayers.
Call Process Updates
: A holding pattern is happening here as we wait for the Conference of Bishops to meet in a few weeks. Again, do not be anxious about this process. The Spirit is at work and does the calling...while we wait, ministry is happening and we go on in our life together as God's people.
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
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.
Adult Sunday morning class
Sept 1 we began a 5 week series on the windows in the sanctuary - studying their symbols and how they tie to our faith and history of our faith.
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 September 18
beginning at 6:30 for 1 hour in the fellowship hall.
Fourth Sunday Potluck
Next potluck is Sunday, September 22nd. We will receive new members on that Sunday and formally introduce them at potluck.
A call committee has been formed to pursue the process of calling an ordained pastor after our internship term ended on August 12. The members are Jane Bolgen, Lloyd Mattingly, Claudia Cook, Jane Sweeney, Bruce Duewer and Bobby Stern. Please
remember these people and the process in your prayers
Interested in Becoming a Member of Hutto Lutheran?
Sunday School for 5th - 12th, every Sunday at 9am.
Confirmation starts Sunday Sept 1st with a parent/student meeting right after church.
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. We will have a pot luck followed by a presentation by the
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 the Church Office, 404 Church St at 7 PM.
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.
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 James Haag
01 Carole Johnson
01 Dennis Schmidt
04 Avery Blackmon
05 TJ Johnson
07 Martin Arnold
07 Victor Stern
11 Patrick Johnson
17 Cody Almquist
17 Eric Johnson
22 Sherry Fincher
25 Jackie Dahl
28 Dawn Montoya
29 Wayne Erickson
29 Sally Lyons
24 Clarence & Carolyn Merkord
September 11 (Wednesday)
7 PM Wine and the Word
September 14 (Saturday)
Feeding the 5,000
September 17 (Tuesday)
11:30 AM OWL's Lunch
September 18 (Wednesday)
9:30 AM Women's Bible Study
6 PM Adult Bible Study
September 22 Sunday)
September 25 (Wednesday)
7 PM Theology on Tap
Will you help us with keeping this list current and pertinent?
Email the Office
for updates or deletions from this list.
Dorian & Efraim Brandt
, 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;
, brother of Sharon Holman and Nancy Johnson;
Linda Wahrmund; Heather Duewer; Dana Collins
, co-worker of Bill Sigmund;
, nephew of Iola Sturm;
, friend of the Seigmunds;
Pastor Marcus and Kristen Bigott; Dwayne Davis; Ashley Dubey
, cousin of Amanda Brown;
, friend of Connie Seigmund; family of
Billye Jo Reed; Estella Patrick
, granddaughter of Carol Conrad;
, mother of Catherine Regan;
, cousin of Becky Zimmerman.
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, September 14
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 grumbling of the Pharisees and the scribes in today’s gospel is actually our holy hope: This Jesus welcomes sinners and eats with them. That our God wills to seek and to save the lost is not only a holy hope, it is our only hope. As Paul’s first letter to Timothy reminds us, “The saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.” Thanks be to God.
Moses begs the Lord to turn from anger against the Hebrews
While Moses is on Mount Sinai, the people grow restless and make a golden calf to worship. Today’s reading shows Moses as the mediator between an angry God and a sinful people. Moses reminds God that the Israelites are God’s own people and boldly asks mercy for them.
Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love.
1 Timothy 1:12-17
Christ Jesus came for sinners
The letters to Timothy are called the Pastoral Epistles because they contain advice especially intended for leaders in the church. Here the mercy shown to Paul, who once persecuted the church, is cited as evidence that even the most unworthy may become witnesses to the grace of God.
Looking for the lost sheep, silver coin: Jesus eating with sinners
Jesus tells two stories that suggest a curious connection between the lost being found and sinners repenting. God takes the initiative to find sinners, each of whom is so precious to God that his or her recovery brings joy in heaven.
Clarence & Carolyn 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, September 8
. Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost