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Page 8A Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Burnet Bulletin Burnet, Texas News By Savanna Gregg Burner Bulletin First Lutheran Church of Burnet recently welcomed a new pastor to its congregation. Tim Johnson, hailing from North Dakota, moved down to Burnet with his wife, Sarah, their youngest son Isaak, and dogs, Max and Stormy, in July to begin serving at the church in an area completely different from the one to which he and his family were accustomed. Johnson said many people ask him about the difference in cultures, but he says he and his family are adjusting well. "It was both the culture and the geography," Johnson said. "Right now, it is pretty cold where we're from. When we moved here in July, it was 108 degrees." The call to First Lutheran Church brought its bittersweet moments, as the Johnsons left many family and friends in North Dakota, including their oldest son, Nathan, who is currently attending Minot State University. "The adjustment was big for our family, but it is coming along nicely," Johnson said. Contributed Pastor Tim Johnson and his family celebrate their move to Burnet and new relationship with the congregation at First Lutheran Church of Burnet. Here, Johnson is pictured with his wife, Sarah, and sons, Nathan (left) and Isaak, a sophomore at Burnet High School. leading his congregation in worship, he and his family have taken time to enjoy the many outdoorsy opportunities Burnet offers, specifically "We are happy that we're those at the fishing and here," Johnson said. "I feel kayaking locations throughout like we're home." the Highland Lakes. "We have had a really nice welcome." Johnson celebrated his 25th anniversary of being a pastor this year, adding to the growing list of big milestones reached by him and his family. "I'm getting to be an old- timer at church," Johnson said. Johnson jumped right into life at First Lutheran Church of Burnet, participating in his first Sausage Fest, the church's annual event that brings the community together with food and fellowship. "That was fun," Johnson said. "We had a great turnout; it is a good outreach to the community." While Johnson is not Heart of Texas Orchestra to perform at HCCT The Heart of Texas Orchestra, led by conductor Bo Boshears, will perform musical selections including show tunes, classical pieces, movie themes and much more, on Friday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m and Saturday, Oct. 20, at 2:15 p.m at the Hill Country Community Theatre. The Heart of Texas Orchestra has been m existence for three years and is comprised of local musicians from all over the Hill Country. Their goal is to provide an opportunity to play and enjoy this style of music and share it with our Hill Country communities. Musicians are Susan Matheny and Graham Avery on violin, Lisa Weatherford on viola, Mary Jane Avery and Darel Fertig on cello, Betty Brooks on piano mad flute, Pat Myers and Emily Kunkel on flute, Chelsea Seiter-Weatherford on flute and oboe, Kristine Robinson and Herb Germer on clarinet, Wanda Christian on bass clarinet, Bern Myers on French horn, Robert Moss on string bass, Joe Mantheiy and Jim Jarnagin on trumpet, Mac McCutchen and David Langford on trombone, Brad Norris on tuba, and Tom Seiter, Barbara Manton and Kathy Trowbridge on percussion. The mission of the Hill Country Community Theatre is to present and promote quality theatre activities and programs that entertain, educate and encourage community participation in the support of performance and related cultural arts. This concert will be another of HCCT's "Pay-What-You- Can" events. There are no advanced reservations. The Hill Country Community Theatre is located at 4003 Ranch to Market Road 2147, at the entrance to Cottonwood Shores at the traffic light. Hill Country Community Theatre is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization. cO ao . . your choice of comfort! Tm=k gO MONEY Photos for illustration purposes omy ~ e~, "~ ~ ~See ~ ~ ~e~ W.AcC. Equ~ ~:~y ~,me~ n~q~re~.