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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, May 12, 2024

Seventh Sunday of Easter

Paraments color: WHITE

Scripture Readings for May 12, 2024

The gospel for Easter’s seventh Sunday is always taken from the long prayer Jesus prays for his followers in John’s gospel on the night before his death, and always includes Jesus’ desire that his followers will be one as he and the Father are one. This oneness is not mere doctrinal agreement or institutional unity, but mutual abiding, interpenetrating life, mutual love, and joy. This oneness is the work of the Spirit whom we have received but also await. Come, Holy Spirit!

Acts 1:15-17, 21-26; Psalm 1; 1 John 5:9-13; John 17:6-19

From the Pastor's Desk

Grace and peace to you!

This week is a week when we celebrate mothers. Maybe you have had the experience of being a mother? Maybe your body has brought another life into this world, or maybe you have the experience of reflecting God’s adoptive love for us as you have been mother in every other way after birth. Maybe you are not a mother, but you have shown the love of a mother to others in your life.

One human experience that we all hold in common is being born. We all have a belly button. In a world that boasts independence, we are reminded of our interconnectedness, and the life of others that brought us into this world.

The scripture is full of images of God as mother, of God protecting children under her wings (Psa. 17:8, Psa. 57:1, Psa. 91:4 Matthew 23:37; Luke 13:34), and of God as a human mother (Isa. 42:14, Isa. 66:13Isa. 49:15).

By far my favorite mothering image of God comes from Romans 8:22. We know that the whole creation has been groaning in labor pains until now… we ourselves…groan inwardly while we wait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies.”

There are so many moments in our lives that we experience pain and suffering. In this scripture I see God working in and through our suffering so that it is no longer meaningless pain, but just as in childbirth, productive pain that leads to new life.

We give thanks this week for the mothers in our lives. Maybe we have the joy of getting to celebrate with them today, or maybe we feel especially this week the hole that is left in this world in their absence, and gratitude for all the love they shared in their life with us on earth.

What gratitude is on your heart this week for the mothers in your life? How do you give thanks this week for the opportunities you have had to be a mother? What ways do you give thanks this week for God’s mothering presence in your life?

God’s peace,

Pastor Amanda


Hutto Lutheran was recently contacted by KXAN TV in Austin regarding Pastor Vance Daniel’s tenure at Hutto Lutheran Church. Information provided to the media was limited to the details previously communicated to our congregation in the disclosure in December and February. The story may air this week on KXAN online this Thursday. The statement that was provided to KXAN will be accessible for a week through a link on the website.


New Parking Restrictions

Please note the city of Hutto has added a new no parking fire lane zone on the west side of church street along the residential area.

Additional parking is available in the grass between the 404 and 502 buildings.

Wine and the Word

Wine and the Word will meet on Wednesday, May 8th at 7pm at Rio Grande.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Prayer Shawl Ministry Learn to knit or crochet on Thursday May 9th in the church office meeting room at 1 PM.

Thank you from Matilda Rydell

Thank You Hutto Lutheran Church Family for the college care package.

VBS Supplies Due May 12

Thank you to all of you who took a post it and agreed to gather VBS supplies. Please drop the items off at the church office by May 12th.

Women's Bible Study

Women’s Bible Study will meet Wednesday, May 15th at 9:30AM at Emma Lawhon’s house.



Don't forget to wear red Sunday, May 19th for Pentecost Sunday!

Blessing of the Graduates

Join us for worship May 19th as we pray for our Hutto Lutheran Church graduates.

Bold Women's Day 2024

Celebrate the bold women in your life.

Bold Women’s Day–May 26th– celebrates all Lutheran women who have acted or are acting boldly on their faith in Jesus Christ. Some women are bold in their unceasing prayers. Other women are bold in their service to those in need. Still other women are bold in their advocacy or through their hospitality. Whether we live out our bold story of faith in the workplace, family home or community, our faith compels us to make a difference in the lives of others. It’s all about living out our baptismal call, about being a disciple of Christ. Are you bold? To find out more contact Barbie Johnson, 512-947-5618.

VBS Registration Deadline June 9th

Our VBS is on it’s way. Don’t miss or you’ll be sad we say. The Bible with Seuss will be lots of fun. Register Here!

From June 24 to June 28.

Hutto Lutheran Church, 402 Church Street.

With fish on the lawn, It’s the place you should go!

Each Night Kids Free Dinner from 5:30 to 6,

Festivities from 6-8 .You will like it you’ll see

Don’t miss a day. Not 1, 2, or 3.

Bible Lessons, Crafts and Snacks.

Thing 1 and Thing 2 and the Cat in the Hat.

Sam I am, the Grinch, and the Who’s,

And other Seuss stories, help us learn the good news! On Friday, we’ll have a big Seuss Celebration!

The whole family can join us and all of creation!

It may be the best day of your summer vacation!

Face painting, pop corn, a bounce house, and games With all this Seuss fun, you will be glad you came!

Last VBS Meeting June 9th

The last VBS meeting will be June 9th after church

VBS Training June 23rd

Youth Safe Gatherings Training, decoration set up and snack practice run through will be June 23rd after church.

Quilting Workshop

Sunday, June 9th, 11:30-4:00

There are lots of ways to make a quilt. Barbara Sylvester is leading a workshop on June 9th right after church, in the Fellowship Hall to share some of those ways. Please join in the fun. It's a salad potluck too, so if you have a favorite salad to share with the group for lunch, we will enjoy some food and fellowship before we start learning.

If you have questions, please contact Donna Fowler @ (512) 736-2001. Please mark your calendar!

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 continue to meet the 1st and 3rd Sundays at 9:30am.

Youth Christian Education: for ages Pre-K thru High School at 9am sing-a-long opener in the Fellowship Hall followed by upper and lower elementary classes.

Classes end May 19th


Pastor Amanda will be continuing the first year of confirmation classes. This year will be focused on the Small Catechism.

Adult Study on the Parables of Jesus

Pastor George Reswik is beginning a study on the parables of Jesus that meets on Sundays at 9:15am in the house at 502 Church street (the house next to the church office house).

Classes end in early June.

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:

Financial Status

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

Total expenditures $48,319

Total income $54,865 for a

Income over expenses by $6,546


May 5: 94

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, the family of Sammy Lyons, Lois Haag, the family of Henry Torres, the family of Peggy Almquist and Debbie Cummins, Bob, uncle of Chris Graham.

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 to find out more. 

Worship Participants


Council Rep

Kirtus Kolar


Altar Guild

Karen Bryant


Rey Segura




Max Ebert

Assisting Minister

Frank Simon

Communion Assistant

Frank Simon

Communion Basket

Bradley Jameson

Children's Message

Heather Duewer

Altar Flowers



Thanksgiving Moment


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.


May Birthdays

1 Daniel Doty

3 Doyle McGary

5 Randall Craig

5 Leslie Doty

5 Iola Sturm

6 Marie Arnold

11 Ernie Schmeisser

12 Victoria Mueller

18 Rodney Westphal

19 Angela Romo

22 Grayson Doty

24 Lloyd Mattingly

25 Dave Kinnaman

27 Carol Kaminski

27 Becky Zimmerman

28 Brenda Graham

28 Kirtus Kolar

30 Kaedyn Kolar

May Anniversaries

5 Martin & Jenna Arnold

6 Randall & Darlene Rydell

14 Dave & Barb Kinnaman

16 TJ & Barbie Johnson

17 Frank & Trudy Simon

28 Dennis & Donna Slocum

29 Dennis & Christina Pompa

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


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





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