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October 19, 2014


VOTERS’ MEETING TODAY   There will be an HTY Café and Voters’ Meeting around 11:30 AM in the Life Center.  The main item on the agenda will be the 2015 Worship Schedule.  The proposal to hire a full-time Music Director has been dropped. 

 HTY CAFÉ TODAY   It’s the time of the year again. Leaves are changing, temperature is dropping, and it’s time for the HTY Oktoberfest Cafe! So come down to the Life Center after service TODAY and enjoy some bratwurst with the fixes! Also available will be a roast with potatoes and carrots, a chicken dinner salad, hamburgers, nuggets and fries. A free will offering will be taken and all proceeds go to support the youth group in a variety of ways.

 TRUNK OR TREAT  Friday, October 31 Boo! October 31st is our annual Trunk-or-Treat event from 5:30p to 7:30p. Each year we seem to grow a little more. Last year we had up to 32 cars in the parking lot which was just fantastic. This year, Cameron is raising the bar a little higher. Should we get 45 trunks at this year’s event, Cameron will once again, dye his luscious locks. But the only way to get to that goal is by members bringing a vehicle or three and handing out some candy. There are some rules this year; please keep your decorations PG and each vehicle is in charge of its own candy. We will have some in reserve in case we run out, but each vehicle needs to start with some. There is a sign-up sheet in the Narthex for those looking to host a trunk. Please sign up and share the love of Christ with our community this Reformation Day!

 GLO (GIRL’S LUNCH OUT)  Join us Thursday, October 23rd at 11:30 am at Mimi’s Café. All women are welcome to join in great food and fellowship.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790AM) at 12:30: Lutheran Hour Speaker: Rev. Gregory Seltz: "God's Peacemakers for a Troubled World" Jesus calls and enables us to be peacemakers who share His gifts with others in a broken world.
(Philippians 4:4-13)

Holy Trinity Bible Studies



9:30-10:30am in Classroom 1

“Knowing God” - Led by Pastor Besel

9:30-10:30am “Weird: Because normal isn’t working.” – Led by Pam Pickett

9:30-10:30am “World Religions”

– Led by Cameron Pullmann

9:30-10:30am in Conference Room - Women

Bible Study by Karen Kingsbury “Family of Jesus”

- Led by Libby Garner

9:30-10:30am Men’s Bible Study

- “The Journey”

- Led by Dave Lehenbauer

5:30pm Sunday Night Bible Study

-      1st & 3rd Sunday Nights

-      October 19th - Home of Garners (studying Mormons)


2nd & 4th Mondays at 6:30pm - Rotating

Hostesses: Herb & Shirley Bernthal, Spike & Dolores Hermes, Joe & Barbara Raleigh and Lloyd & Maxine Reihman - Led by Vern Schaefer


1st & 3rd Tuesdays at 2pm in

 Classroom 1 – Led by Pastor Bernthal


CONNECTION CLASS   Pastor Besel will be finishing the “Knowing God” class this next Sunday.  That means that a new “Connections Class” will be starting on Sunday, November 2.  The class will meet from 9:30-10:30 each Sunday. (Schedule might vary around the holidays.)  The classroom will be decided after we see how many people are interested in the class.  This class is for people interested in joining Holy Trinity, people who have recently joined Holy Trinity, people who want to review the basics of our Christian faith, and people who want to know more about our congregation.  There is a sign-up sheet in the hallway outside Pastor’s office so we know how many people to prepare materials for on November 2 and what size of room we need for the class.

 LIFE THOUGHTS   “Usually, when people think of life issues, they think of ‘political’ or ‘social’ or ‘controversial’ issues and come to the erroneous conclusion that we should not be talking about them in church. But do you know what I call issues of life and death, pain and suffering, fear and anxiety, sin and guilt, regret and grief, end of life decisions? I call them ‘spiritual’ and ‘biblical’ issues! The Gospel of Jesus Christ is tailor made for such issues.” Rev. Dr. James I. Lamb, executive director of Lutherans For Life If you want to support this ministry, go to their web site:

 MAIZE FAMILY FUN DAY  Mark your calendars for November 1st from 4-7p and come out to Farmland Adventures in Springdale, AR. We will be racing pigs, climbing on some hay bales, and getting lost in a 9-acre corn maze. Bring the whole
family and invite your friends!

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD  This Fall, Holy Trinity Youth will be leading a Servant Mission for the whole congregation. Operation Christmas Child delivers Christmas gifts that are packed by people in shoe boxes, to children who would normally not get any. We are going to host a packing party here at the church on Nov 23rd at 2pm and in the narthex are slips of paper with items that we will need for the packing party. Please take and fulfill as many as you can. You can also donate shoe boxes and $7 dollars per present for shipping if you so desire. How many shoe boxes we can pack and send really depends on having $7 per box. Please consider helping this program. God's blessings and an early Merry Christmas!



PRAYER WALKING   is walking with a group of 2 or 3 through a neighborhood and praying for the needs of that neighborhood. It may be something you see or hear or a person you meet. Why a prayer walk? We are to pray for one another. This is one way we can serve our neighbors. You do not have to be willing to pray out loud in a group. Silent prayer and group support are needed.

Our first Holy Trinity prayer walk is Sunday, November 9, 2014, after the late service. We will have lunch and a short training session conducted by Pastor Besel before we go. The time commitment is about 2 hours with lunch and training. We will walk in a neighborhood close to the church. Each group will be assigned only a few blocks.  If you can walk, you can do this.   Please join us. Sign up in the Narthex so we know how many to plan for lunch. You can bring comfortable clothes and/or shoes to change into. Contact: Jen Yonkers or Pat Rader

 MISSION CRAFTS   We want to share with you a note we received. Personal care items were collected in the bin in the narthex and then we packed up individual gift bags to donate. Your help makes a difference.
From: Battered Women's Shelter NWA, Rogers
Dear Holy Trinity,
   Thank you so much for the lovely donation of beauty bags for our ladies at the shelter. Such a nice surprise and they DEFINITELY put a smile on many faces. Thank you for being a part of our clients journey from victim to survivor and for showing them that our community values and respects their courage. We so appreciate your support.

 A PASSION TO SHARE GOD’S GRACE  The Outreach Ministry Team is looking for a person to join the team in January, but we need to know now so your name can be put on the Voter's ballot in November.  Pat Rader is retiring after many years of service on the Outreach Team. Qualifications are few: Love the Lord, a desire to share His Word, and a willingness to serve others. If you are interested please contact Jen Yonkers.



Our Redeemer, Berryville

<span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: "Comic Sans MS"">Pray for God’s blessing and guidance for their ministry so that they are able to show God’s love to people in their community.</span>


<strong><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: "Comic Sans MS"; color: black">Nation of World:</span></strong><strong><span style="font-size: 11pt; color: black"> </span></strong><strong><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: "Comic Sans MS"">Cambodia</span></strong>
<span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: "Comic Sans MS"">Pray for the minority of Christians in this country and for wisdom and courage that they might witness to their fellow countrymen.</span>
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Local Ministry: 

    Grace Reformed Church NWA

   Rev. Wesley Brice


Pray also for all our Military,

 especially Tyler Boyd who is stationed in California, Jake Button who is in the National Guard and Andy Boyd who is in the Air Force.  Also remember Gavin Rodgers, the grandson of Ken Rader, who is stationed in Japan and Robert Sabatini who is Pat Rader’s son who is also in the National Guard.


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