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Scripture Readings for Sunday, September 13, 2020
15th Sunday after Pentecost

From the desk of Pastor Katie
Grace, peace and every good be with you!

8 Owe no one anything, except to love one another; for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. 9 The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery; You shall not murder; You shall not steal; You shall not covet”; and any other commandment, are summed up in this word, “Love your neighbor as yourself.” 10 Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore, love is the fulfilling of the law.
Romans 13:8-10

When we love one another it is an expression of God's saving love for us.

We must love ourselves well to love our neighbors well - You are worthy of love and worthy of being called a beautiful creation of God. May we allow that love to overflow in abundance to our neighbors!

2 Important items:

We will celebrate Holy Communion this coming Sunday, September 13th. You can drop by the office Thursday evening from 6:30-7:30pm to pick up elements for Sunday, provide your own, or have them delivered. Please fill out the form at www.huttolutheranchurch.org.

God's Work. Our Hands. Sunday is this coming Sunday September 13th -- check out what projects we are taking on and sign up for how you'd like to be involved. Head on over to www.huttolutheranchurch.org to sign up.


Peace be with you,
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Pastor Katie


Worship

Access Code: 162 455 8193
Password: E59Xc7PSFF6 (35992777 from phones)  

To join audio only:
+1-408-525-6800 Call-in toll number (US/Canada) 
+1-866-432-9903 Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada)  
Adult Sunday School

9:00am

Meeting number/access code:
163 510 5937
Password: SeptStudy (73787883 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 register all PK - 12th grade young people who are interested.


Wednesday Evening Bible Study

September 16, 2020

Meeting number:
Password:

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

Out of Office Office Hours

Meeting number: 163 690 5851
Password: SeptChat (73782428 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 via Webex online meetings.
Property Work Day
As long as the guidelines for the church's health plan are being met on Saturday, September 26th, the Property Committee has scheduled a work day at the church from 8 AM until Noon. The main focus of the workday is to clean, paint and install the trim on the outdoor storage building. Please mark your calendar for this work day and help clean up and repair the storage building if you are able. Hope to see you soon.

'God is our Refuge and Strength, a very present help in trouble' (Psalm 46:1)

Lutheran Disaster Response is engaging with Lutheran Social Services Disaster Response (Upbring) and the Northern Texas-Northern Louisiana, Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast and Southwestern Texas synods, which are assessing the immediate needs and initiating a response the destruction of powerful Category 4 Hurricane Laura. While the extent of the damage is not yet known, we will accompany devastated communities from immediate relief through long-term recovery. This is an important part of Christ’s call to our church.
Please give today as you are able. Gifts designated for “Hurricane Response” will be used 100% for hurricane response efforts until they are complete.
You can give directly at this link: Lutheran Disaster Response, or give to HLC with a check and note "Disaster Preparedness'.

Together, we can help provide immediate and long-lasting support for those whose lives have been impacted by hurricanes. Please join me in prayer and partnership, and stay connected to the latest events and our response to this and other disasters through the Lutheran Disaster Response Facebook page. 

Small Group Ministry
Wine and the Word: September 9 at 7 PM
Adult Bible Study: September 16 at 6:30 PM
Women's Bible Study: September 9,16,23,30 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; Violeta, a student in our community; Annette Bryant; Helmer Dahl; Kathy Kinnaman, mother of Dave Kinnaman; Jill Hrynda, friend of Storm Britten-Ilouno; family of Jerry Harper, uncle of Shelly Engelke; 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; Susan Ohlinger, friend of Connie Seigmund; 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

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
Kirtus Kolar

Assisting Ministers
Sara Santoliquido

Thanksgiving Moment
John Campbell

Childrens Ministry
Children's Message - Pastor Katie
Music Leader
Rey Segura

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.

Fill out and return paperwork to Irene Hackbarth

Click link above for instructions.

Click on above link to go to the secure GivePlus website

Celebrations
September Birthdays
01 James Haag
01 Dennis Schmidt
04 Avery Blackmon
05 TJ Johnson
07 Martin Arnold
07 Victor Stern
11 Patrick Johnson
13 Connor Dyment
14 Roland Hernandez
17 Cody Almquist
17 Eric Johnson
17 Nadine Johnson
22 Sherry Fincher
25 Jackie Dahl
28 Dawn Montoya
29 Wayne Erickson
29 Sally Lyons
Anniversaries
24 Clarence & Carolyn Merkord
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