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Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

You are welcome at Hutto Lutheran Church

regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, belief, income level or education. We invite you to be a part of this faith community

Our Mission

We are one body in Christ, sent in Faith to share God's Love, through Worship, Service, Fellowship and Witness.

Sunday, July 7, 2024

Seventh Sunday After Pentecost

Paraments color: Green


Scripture Readings for July 7, 2024

Jesus does great deeds of power and gives his disciples authority over demons. Yet none of this power is unilateral; it all must be received by faith. Jesus asks his disciples to go out without money or supplies, so that they will be dependent on how others receive them. When we are sent from the assembly to witness and to heal, we are asked to be vulnerable, to be dependent on the reception of others. The Spirit always operates in the “between”: between Jesus and his Abba, between Jesus and us, between you and me, between us and those to whom we are sent.


Ezekiel 2:1-5; Psalm 123; 2 Corinthians 12:2-10; Mark 6:1-13

From the Pastor's Desk

Grace and peace to you!

Last week we celebrated our church’s 132nd anniversary and all that God is doing in and through Hutto Lutheran Church.

 

This summer we have been asking the question what does it mean to be the church? What we do at Hutto Lutheran is absolutely a part of that story. What we can do as the larger church together is also part of that story.

 

 

At the end of April this year Dennis Pompa, Tami Johnson and myself had the privilege of participating in the Southwestern Texas Synod assembly. The mission of our synod is to become a network of spirit empowered communities of disciples called and sent to live out the radically inclusive gospel of Jesus through the promises of baptism.

 

Together as the Southwestern Texas Synod our synod raised $208,000 for ELCA World Hunger. We raised $139,000 from Lutheran Disaster Response helping build bridges after floods when there was no funding after federal damages. We raised $750 for Global Refuge helping new immigrants to our country. Our synod has made 1000 quilts and 1400 hygiene kits.

 

These are just a few of the things that we are able to do together as church. If you want to find out more about what we are up to together across our synod, you can research more about any of the above ministries across the church or sign up for newsletters at https://www.swtsynod.org/.

 

Thank you for all of the ways you shine Christ’s light as the body of Christ!

God’s peace,

Pastor Amanda


Office Hours for the week of July 2-4

The church office will be closed July 2nd-4th. 


Time sensitive questions can be directed to Dennis Pompa at 512-470-2778 or Rodney Westphal at 575-430-5323.

Feeding The 5,000

Join us every month on the 1st and 3rd Saturday morning from 9am to 12 Noon to help feed a free breakfast to the community. Volunteer opportunities are available for welcoming guests and spending time visiting with the community.


Knot Perfect Quilters


Knot Perfect Quilters meet this Sunday in the 502 building at 1 PM. Come for fellowship, cutting, ironing, matching, sewing, and quilting. Join us to try your hand at the different steps it takes to make a quilt. All are welcome! For more information contact Donna Fowler 512-736-2001.

Hutto Resource Center News: The food pantry at the Hutto Resource Center serves almost 300 households each month, and our numbers continue to grow. We could use your help filling our shelves. For July, the items of the biggest need are canned vegetables (green beans, carrots, mixed veggies, or corn), canned tuna, and pasta sauce. Items can be brought to our pantry at 204 E. Live Oak, or dropped off at one of our community donation sites at the YMCA, Baked N Sconed, Lamppost Coffee, the Chamber of Commerce, The Studio, Lucky Hippo, or Vantage Apartments. If your company would be interested in sponsoring a distribution, please contact us at 512-688-0176 or director@huttoresourcecenter.org. Thank you so much for your support! 

If anyone from your congregation would be interested in a tour, we would love to have you. Please contact me to set this up. Thank you so much!

Laura Wells, MPH

Executive Director 

512.688.0176

Wiggle Time Summer Volunteers


Safe gathering wiggle time volunteers wanted for all June, July & August services. Wiggle time volunteers commit to spending time with children during worship between the sermon and communion. Sign up for a service in the narthex or Contact Shawn Feather with questions or for more information: Featherswim@gmail.com.

Summer Women's Bible Study


Join us for a five week summer women's bible study Sundays at 9:00am in the church office (404 Church Street). The study runs through July 7th. The study is based on the story of Ruth and Naomi and resonates with our own experiences of loss, transformation, change, independence, respect, empowerment and various transitions in our lives. Childcare provided. RSVP to Pastor Amanda 512-636-9784.

Bible Stories in the Park,

Mondays from 9:40-10:30am


Join us on Mondays at Adam Orgain Park in Hutto (1001 Co Rd 137, Hutto, TX 78634) for Bible stories in the park. The time is designed for small children and their caregivers but siblings more than welcome to come!


We will meet at 9:40 by the pavilion next to the parking lot for a welcome talk, then take a short walk at 10:00 at a toddlers pace to our storytime tree. We will circle up for bible stories, songs and prayer followed by free play.


Feel free to bring a blanket/snacks as well as supplies for outside sunscreen/bug spray.

More opportunities for Music


The choir will be singing more regularly and will continue to meet 2nd and 4th Sundays after church.


The bell choir will begin rehearsals again in August.

Survey for Men's Ministry at HLC


Interested in participating in a men's ministry at HLC? We would love your help forming this ministry. Fill out this survey https://forms.gle/pLCeQMq27r1vwvaV9. You can also be in touch with Kenn White with questions/ideas (512-818-3109). He will be available after worship this Sunday in the Narthex.

New Member Sunday and Potluck August 11th


Interested in joining Hutto Lutheran? There will be new member classes at 9:00am July 21st, 28th and August 4th with a new member worship service and potluck on August 11th. Contact Pastor Amanda if you are interested (512)636-9784.

Children's Wiggle Time

Hutto Lutheran is introducing a new children's wiggle time for children 5 and under. Directly following the Children's Sermon and through the Passing of the Peace, children will have an opportunity to be in a classroom with two Safe Gatherings certified adults. Use this link to fill out a one time permission slip. Contact Shawn Feather with questions or for more information: Featherswim@gmail.com.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf4oJwzQ0maHPkz5K7SOJPRKoppvq5C8E9Jin0lblCLRZXN6Q/viewform?usp=sf_link

Financial Status

The Financial Status of HLC thru the end of June 2024:

Total expenditures $113,677

Total income $107,450 for a

Income under expenses by $6,227

The reason for the large expense is the annual insurance has been paid in May


Attendance

June 2: 83

June 9: 100

June 16: 68

June 23: 90

Prayer List

Have a prayer request? Email the Office with a prayer request for you or someone you love. Requests will be left on the list for a month. Feel free to submit request again for continued prayers.

 

Patti Lynn Krueger, niece of Jill Johnson, Robbie Barton, friend of Catherine Regan, Paul Luisi, friend of John Campbell, Lexie Lynn, great-niece of Darlene Rydell & Carol Conrad, Jessica Mitchell, friend of Leslie Doty and Elaine Stromberg.


Seeking personal prayer?

If your need is private, and you don't want your name publicly posted in this eLink email the Office 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.

 

Know someone who could use a prayer blanket?

Many thanks to our prayer shawl ministry team for blankets made for HLC congregation. Supplies for fleece tie prayer blankets available to make a blanket for anyone in the community in need of prayer. Email Pastor Amanda pastor@huttolutheranchurch.org to find out more. 

Worship Participants

 

Council Rep

Frank Simon

 

Altar Guild

Tami Johnson


Cantor

Leslie Doty


 Acolyte

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 Lector

Jill Johnson


Assisting Minister

Daniel Doty


Communion Assistant

Frank Simon


Communion Basket

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Children's Message

Leslie Doty


Altar Flowers

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Thanksgiving Moment

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Worship Volunteers

We are the body of Christ, and everyone's gifts are important! We need your help. Sign up to lead at the Hutto Lutheran Church Sign up Genius. If you want direction on leading let Pastor Amanda know and she can train you.


Greeter - Welcome members and guests

Lector - Read the lessons for the day in worship.

Assisting Minister - One or two people to offer the prayers of intercession.

Communion Assistant - Assist with serving communion.

Altar Guild - Set up for and take down communion settings.

Thanksgiving moment - One person to share briefly (two or three minutes) something they are grateful for.

Altar Flowers provide flowers for both sides of the altar.

Celebrations

July Birthdays


2         Nancy Johnson

2         Tami Johnson

6         Mason Stern

7         Jill Johnson

8         Dagny Rydell

10       Katie Rallojay

10       Kim Russell

12       Ursula Rydell

12       Rey Segura

13       Barb Kinnaman

14       Karen Bryant

14       Robert Lykins

14       August Rydell

15       Melanie Stern

16       Glenda Mattingly

19       Pat Bruce

22       John Radzyminski

26       Lauren Johnson

27       Keith Hunter

27       Mark Lidell

28       Beth Noren

30 Joel Ullrich

31       Christy Noren

July Anniversaries



20       Chris & Brenda Graham

20       Catharena & Lance Rydell

30       Dennis & Rosemary Schmidt

Hutto Lutheran Church Council

Name & Ministry Team

You may send a person an email by clicking on the bold ministry team position

 

Executive Committee

Dennis Pompa - Council President

Frank Simon - Vice-President

Jane Bolgen - Secretary

Rodney Westphal - Treasurer



Council Members

Meg Jameson - Education

Jane Bolgen - Outreach & Fellowship

Irene Hackbarth - Financial Secretary; Outreach ;Fellowship

Frank Simon - Stewardship & Finance, Worship & Music

Emily Page - Property, Worship & Music

Tami Johnson - Property

Eric Montoya - Worship & Music

Kirtus Kolar - Property

*Tami Johnson and Eric Montoya were elected at the February council meeting to fill two vacant council positions

Office Info

Pastor Amanda is in Hutto Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays either at the church or out making visits. If you would like to visit with her and want to confirm she will be in the office or schedule a time, you can reach her by phone 512-636-9784 or by email pastor@huttolutheranchurch.org.

 

Office Hours

Office hours are Tuesday to Thursday 9 AM - 1 PM or by appointment.



Contact info

Reach the office by leaving a message on the Church phone (512) 759-2064 or email the church office at office@huttolutheranchurch.org

 

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