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May 24, 2015


SAMARITAN LUNCH  Our next date to support the Samaritan Café is this Saturday, May 31st. The first shift is from 8:30 to 12:45.  This shift will assist in the kitchen in preparing food and the plates that will be served to our guests.  The café requires that volunteers are 16 years of age or older to work in the kitchen. The second shift is from 10:00 to 12:45.  This shift will prepare the drinks, take orders and serve the plates of food for our guests.  All ages are welcome for this shift and would be a great opportunity for our younger youth as well. A sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board in the narthex.


OFFICE CLOSED  The office will be closed tomorrow, Monday, in honor of Memorial Day.


IN CONCERT  Dave Anderson and Roger Walck will be in concert at Salem Lutheran Ministries, 1800 West Emma Ave., Springdale, AR tonight at 6:30pm.  Everyone is invited. We know this is Memorial weekend, but we hope to have a good showing. Questions 479-751-9359.


NEW WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY  We are starting a new Beth Moore study "TO LIVE IS CHRIST....The Life and Ministry of Paul." This 11 week in-depth course has 5 daily lessons each week for individual study. At the end of each week there will be a DVD in which Beth Moore enhances the material in the workbook and concludes each session with additional truths and challenges. We will start June 7th with week one, days 1-5, in the workbook. Workbooks can be purchased at LifeWay Book Store. Any questions contact Libby Garner.


THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790AM) at 12:30: Lutheran Hour Speaker: Rev. Gregory Seltz: "Power Connection" Pentecost is a day to celebrate God's gift of the Holy Spirit as Counselor and Comforter, sent by Jesus to bless you!
(John 15:26-27, 16:14-15)


Holy Trinity Bible Studies


9:30-10:30am in Classroom 1a - Acts (or About this New Thing Called "Church") - Led by Ernie Yonkers

9:30-10:30am "A study of the Gospel of Matthew"  - Led by Pam Pickett

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

Bible Study by Beth Moore "TO LIVE IS CHRIST...The Life and Ministry of Paul"

- Starting June 7

- Led by Libby Garner

9:30-10:30am Men's Bible Study

- "The Journey"

- Led by Dave Lehenbauer


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

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


2nd & 4th Tuesdays at 2pm in

 Classroom 1 - Led by Pastor Bernthal

-      Not meeting during the Summer

-      Classes resume September 8th


Wednesdays at 3pm in

 Room 2 - Led by Mary Girshner & Peggy Jones


THANK YOU  My thanks to all who remembered with prayers, cards and food while I was hospitalized and recovering at home. God's Blessings to all. Helen Jones


PASTOR'S MINI-VACATION   Pastor Besel will be taking a couple of days of vacation this week to go see his grandson in Texas.  He is leaving after church today and will be returning on Wednesday evening.


ALTAR FLOWERS  The following dates no one has signed up for altar flowers: July 12 & 19, August 2, and November 8. If you would like to do the flowers in memory of someone or for a special date then place your name on the sign-up sheet across from the men's bathroom down the hallway from the sanctuary.



BABY BOTTLES OF LIFE   There are still a few baby bottles left. Pick up a bottle from church and fill it up with your change, dollars or you can write a check to Loving Choices and bring back to church by Father's Day. The last time we did the baby bottle campaign we raised $1,029 and I know we can top that this year.


GOOD BYE  Saying goodbye is hard. We will truly miss Holy Trinity and all the friends we've made over our 20 years here. Here is our contact information for those who would like to stay in touch with us.


Vern and JoAnn Smith

10913 Fieldstone St

Denton, TX 76207


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BACKPACKS FOR KIDS  Samaritan Community Center next door to us is preparing for their Backpack program. They will be assembling and distributing 3,500 backpacks this year. These backpacks are given out to kids in our community who need help. They are asking us to help provide College Ruled Loose Leaf Paper. If you are able to help with this outreach, then drop off your items in the narthex at the Giving Center. They need these items by July 1st so they have time to get them all assembled. Thank you for helping the children in our community.




LIFE THOUGHTS   - Memorial Day Weekend "You and I will one day die. But the truths of Scripture we uphold when it comes to the sacredness of life will never die. That is why it is so important to not only protect and defend God's gift of life, but also to protect and defend His truth about what gives value to life. If we lose the latter, the former will quickly erode. Thank you for being people who are ‘holding fast the word of Life' (Philippians 2:16)!" Rev. Dr. James I. Lamb, executive director of Lutherans For Life - A "Life Quote" from Lutherans For Life •


Our Gospel is:

         J oyful in tone

         E arnest in spirit

         S atisfying to the soul

         U plifting to all

         S ane in its appeal.


The Way of the Lord


The following words were scribbled more than a century ago by a Confederate soldier:


I asked God for strength that I might achieve.  I was make weak that I might learn humbly to obey.


I asked God for health that I might do greater things.  I was given infirmity that I might do better things.


I asked for riches that I might be happy.  I was given poverty that I might be wise.


I asked for all things that I might enjoy life.  I was given life that I might enjoy all things.


I got nothing that I asked for but everything I hoped for.  Despite myself, my prayers were answered.  I am, among men, most richly blessed.

                                    -- "church bulletin bits"



First Lutheran, Harrison

Pray for our church here in Harrison; that the changes that are coming will lift our hearts to the reception of the Holy Spirit and the spread of the Gospel of our Lord in whatever way He wants us to go.


<strong>Nation of World:</strong><strong> </strong><strong>Ecuador</strong>

Pray for the false teachings to be made known and corrected; pray for ministers and laity to be equipped to address them with truth and love.


Local Ministry: 

   Monte Ne Baptist Church

  Rev. Mack Miles


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 and Robert Sabatini who is Pat Rader's son who is also in the National Guard. 

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