Scripture Readings for Sunday, September 12, 2021
Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Three weeks ago we heard Peter’s confession of faith as told in John’s gospel. This week we hear Mark’s version, when Peter says, “You are the Messiah.” In John, the stumbling block is Jesus’ invitation to eat his flesh, given for the life of the world. In Mark too the scandal has to do with Jesus’ words about his own coming death, and here Peter himself stumbles over Jesus’ words. But Jesus is anointed (the meaning of messiah) in Mark only on the way to the cross (14:3); so we are anointed in baptism with the sign of the cross.
From the desk of Pastor Katie

Grace, peace and every good be with you!

Adopt-A-School: Hutto Elementary
A big thank you to Jill Johnson for sharing a little project that the outreach team began during last year and will continue through this year. There's been a great response so far - THANK YOU!! If you'd like to sign up for a month - please visit this link or get in touch with me or Jill Johnson. There will be 2-3 people per month, so no need to feel like you're taking it on all yourself. You'll bring the snacks/drinks to church the Sunday before the meeting and we'll get them delivered.

Please keep all students, staff and administration for all Hutto ISD schools in your prayers!

THIS Sunday is "God's Work. Our Hands." Sunday. Did you see the new banner?? Thanks to a donor for making that happen! Wear your yellow shirt if you have one or send in a picture to Pastor Katie of you in your yellow shirt. We'll be kicking off an effort to help with Hurricane Ida relief.

We have so much great ministry going on! Ministry Teams and small groups are thriving and I'd invite you to consider being a part of one. I'd love to chat with you about your interests and passions and get you in touch with a ministry team. Thanks for the countless hours that so many put in to make our mission and ministry together vital and thriving!

All my love to each of you.
Peace and grace be with you,
Pastor Katie

Coming up - mark those calendars!:

September 18th - Cross Trails Ministry Fall Festival: Cornhole Tournament -- who wants to play? Register at
October 15-17th - Fall Women's Retreat
April 22 - 24th - Spring Congregational Retreat at Camp Chrysalis

Details you need to know about our in-person worship opportunity are on our website - Live-stream option for worship will remain indefinitely.
Please don't hesitate to let me know if you have any questions.

Cross Trails Ministry Fall Festival
The traditional Chili Cook-Off is being replaced by a Fall Festival September 18th with Craft vendors, food trucks, Kids activities, Quilt display, Auction, Music and a Corn Hole Tournament. Click here or on the image to the right to view the flyer.
Online Giving
The Online Giving (Give Plus) is being phased out the end of September. A new App 'Vanco Mobile' has been created by Vanco to replace the Give Plus. We are in the process of setting up this new giving format. Go to your app store and install the Vanco Payments Mobile Access. Open the app and search for our church. Enter Hutto and it should display Hutto Lutheran Church. If you have any questions, please contact Rodney Westphal or Pastor Katie.
Adult Bible study is resuming in September on the first and third Wednesdays from 6:30 until 7:30 PM. The 15th for September. We will be working thru the Bible using the Bible Project.
Wine and the Word is resuming in September on the 8th (second Wednesdays of the month) at 7 PM. We will meet behind the church under the trees. Bring a lawn chair, a drink or snack for yourself and your 'Center Your Life on Jesus' book and your Bible. We will be socially distancing and wearing masks. Hope to see you there.

Join the live-stream using the link below:

Adult Sunday School

Click to Join:
9 AM
Join us to discuss a devotion from the Center for Action and Contemplatoin.

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.

Children's and Youth Ministry

Sunday School for PK - 5 meets behind the office building - bring a towel or chair to sit on and wear some bug spray.

Wednesday Evening Bible Study

Adult Bible study is resuming in September on the first and third Wednesdays from 6:30 until 7:30 PM. The 1st and 15th for September. We will be working thru the Bible using the Bible Project.

Sept 1st: Click Here to Join
Meeting number:
2375 561 9018
BeInTheWord (23468439 from phones and video systems)
Call-in: +1-650-215-5226
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.
Financial Status
The Financial status of HLC thru the end of July follows:
Total expenditures $124,406
Total income $96,784
Small Group Ministry
Wine and the Word: Returning on September 8th at 7 PM behind the church under the trees.
Adult Bible Study: We returned on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month. Our next meeting will be on the 15th. We will be working thru the bible using The Bible Project. Link to join above.
Women's Bible Study: September 15 - 9:30 AM (Third Wednesday of the Month)

The Portals of Prayer devotion booklets are available for pick up on the table in the gathering area on the way into worship and 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; Steve Robles Jr.; Greg Almquist; Tonya Cermeno; Weldon Zimmerman; Chris Harris; Tommie Barrera, mother of Catherena Rydell; Jackie McGary; Nathan Pompa, grandson of Dennis & Christina Pompa; Sherry Fincher; Linda Wahrmund; Kelly Wilkerson; David Lidell; Sandra Williams, friend of Connie Seigmund; Randa and Doug Nowotny, parents of Catherine Regan; 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; Fred Schmidt and family, co-worker of Dave Kinnaman; Jarvis Thormalen, Leslie Doty's grandfather; Curtis and Mimi Shoemaker, friends of Barb and Dave Kinnaman; Gay Rie McLaughlin, friend of Irene Hackbarth; Anne Hinkle friend of Catherine Regan; Brett Leech, cousin of Pat Hayden; Lynda Herrin; Oliver Wardwell, grandson of Becky & Brian Wardwell; Martha Bissex, grandmother of Daniel Doty; Sandy Madsen, friend of Jane Bolgen; Marvin Stromberg; Doug Nowotny, father of Catherine Regan; Roland Hernandez; Tyler Raisbeck friend of Heather Duewer; Jenna Arnold; Patti Krueger, Jill Johnson's niece; Ida Dickey, sister of Glenda Mattingly; Emelia Johnson; Debbie Cummins; Katie Wissink, niece of Barb Kinnaman; Barb Kinnaman; Caleb Graef, friend of the Seigmunds; family of Jerry Dawson, brother-in-law of Iola Sturm; Buddy and Glynda Vanecek on the death of Buddy's mother; Son and Daughter of Rosemary Schmidt who live in Louisiana; Donna Adams, sister of Glenda Mattingly; Billy Hewitt, friend of Darlene Rydell; Jesse Barrera, brother of Catharena Rydell

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

John Campbell

Assisting Minister
Kirtus Kolar

Children's Ministry
Leslie Doty

Altar Flowers
John Campbell
in honor of the 20th anniversary of 9-11 attack on the United States

Thanksgiving Moment
Outreach Team

Andy Simon

Council Rep
Frank Simon

We will still need people to sign up to volunteer in worship

Lector - Read the lessons for the day in worship.
Assisting Minister - One or two people to offer the prayers of intercession.
Thanksgiving moment - One person to share briefly (two or three minutes) something they are grateful for.
Altar Flowers sign-up is in the same location as volunteers.

Please consider continuing to give financially to support our mission and ministry:

Mail a check
Mail at the office will be checked regularly.

Download GivePlus to your device and search Hutto Lutheran Church.

Use the 'Give Now' button on our website to make a one-time or recurring offering gift.
September Birthdays
01 James Haag
01 Dennis Schmidt
04 Avery Blackmon
05 TJ Johnson
07 Martin Arnold
07 Lara Bridges
07 Victor Stern
13 Connor Dyment
17 Cody Almquist
17 Eric Johnson
17 Nadine Johnson
17 Roland Hernandez
22 Sherry Fincher
25 Jackie Dahl
28 Dawn Montoya
29 Wayne Erickson
29 Sally Lyons
Adressing COVID-19
Face covering requirement for worship remains in place.
Please check with the chair of your ministry team for details on how they are meeting.
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
Frank Simon - Vice-President
John Campbell - Secretary
Rodney Westphal - Treasurer
Council Members
Rodney Westphal - Stewardship & Finance
Daniel Doty - Education & Youth
Nora Regan - Education & Youth
Irene Hackbarth - Financial Secretary
Claudia Cook - Outreach & Fellowship
Irene Hackbarth - Outreach & Fellowship
Frank Simon - Worship & Music
John Campbell - 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: One or 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 is primarily working from the church office. Please utilize her email or cell phone. She welcomes you to connect with her. Her office hours will vary with visitations and other church business that takes her out of the office.

Office Hours
Office hours are Tuesday to Thursday 9am - 1pm or by appointment.

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