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June 28, 2015


LAYMEN’S SUNDAY   Today is our annual Laymen’s Sunday in which we remember that Jesus gave His keys of preaching the Gospel, administrating the sacraments and forgiving/retaining sins to His Church – all who believe in Jesus as their Savior.  Pastor Besel and Ernie Yonkers are representing our congregation this weekend at the Mid-South District Convention in Memphis.  They will be returning tonight.  Our Deacon Samuel is preaching today and the elders are leading our worship.  We thank them for their service.


OFFICE UPDATE   With Chrissy on an unpaid leave of absence, the church office is currently functioning with volunteers.  We thank everyone who is helping out.  Pastor Besel will be meeting with the elders and council to plan our future direction during the first part of July.  Most likely, we will be looking to hire someone to work part-time  (possibly full-time for a while).  If you are interested in volunteering or being considered for the job, please contact Pastor Besel.


CLARION DEADLINE   In light of previous article, please send any Clarion articles to Pastor Besel ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ) .  We will try to get it out this next week.  Also, send pastor any News and Notes articles by Wednesday noon.  Thank you.

BIBLE CLASS UPDATE  The Bible Class in Classroom 1 will not meet today because both Ernie Yonkers and Pastor Besel are in Memphis at the Convention.  Starting next Sunday, Pastor Besel will lead a new 5 week video series by Ray Vander Laan on “Israel’s Mission.”  We have used many of his videos in the past.  Join us this summer for this special class.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790AM) at 12:30 and The Bott Radio Network at 8AM on 89.3 FM:  "You Aren't Perfect", Speaker Emeritus of The Lutheran Hour: Rev. Ken Klaus.  We aren't perfect and we can't change, but we can receive the benefits of Christ's perfection and sacrifice.  (Matthew 5:43-48)

Holy Trinity Bible Studies


9:30-10:30am in Classroom 1a – No class today.  Starting next week – “Israel’s Mission with Ray Vander Laan. 

-  Led by Pastor Besel

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

Bible Study by Beth Moore “TO LIVE IS CHRIST…The Life and Ministry of Paul”

- Led by Libby Garner


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


Wednesdays at 3pm in Room 2

          – Led by Mary Girshner & Peggy Jones


SHARING ISRAEL  Christy and I had a wonderful trip to Israel in April.  We have had numerous requests to share our trip and photos and we appreciate your interest.  You can mark your calendars for August 2nd.   We will talk and share pictures during the Education hour starting at 9:30.  I know it’s a ways off but this will give us some time to organize the hundreds of pictures we took!  We would like to try and make the Bible come alive for you as it did us!  Thanks, Pam Pickett


ALTAR FLOWERS  The following dates no one has signed up for altar flowers: July 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 in the hallway toward the chapel.


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 paper in the narthex at the Giving Center. They need these items this week so they have time to get them all assembled. Thank you for helping our community.


LIFE QUOTE   “There is no future in gay marriage, nor in any sexually permissive culture—not for very long, despite new drugs and technologies. Christians are called to sexual purity. It’s there in Genesis, right on through to Revelation (see 22:11, 15). Fortunately, God is able to forgive and heal us of our failings when we repent. He is merciful and gracious. No need for despair, but always hope in the Lord!” James M. Kushiner, The Fellowship of St. James – A “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life •  Note:  If you want to support this ministry, you may do so through their web site.


VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL  Plan now to join us for Vacation Bible School, July 26-30.  Sign up to help or to register your children in the Narthex.  If you have questions, please contact Debra Young.


SAVE THE DATE  Annual Thrivent picnic at Redeemer  Lutheran in Mountain Home, AR. Join them Sunday, September 20th at 12:00pm.


"The Best Way"


1.  The best way to get even is to forget...

2.  Feed your faith and your doubts will starve to death...

3.  God wants spiritual fruit, not religious nuts...

4.  Some folks wear their halos much too tight...

5.  Some marriages are made in heaven, but they ALL have to be maintained on earth...

6.  Unless you can create the WHOLE universe in 5 days, then perhaps giving "advice" to God, isn't such a good idea!

7.  Sorrow looks back, worry looks around, and faith looks up...

8.  Standing in the middle of the road is dangerous. You will get knocked down by the traffic from both ways.

9.  Words are windows to the heart.

10. A skeptic is a person who when he sees the hand-writing on the wall, claims it's a forgery.

11.  It isn't difficult to make a mountain out of a molehill – just add a little dirt.

12.  A successful marriage isn't finding the right person – it's being the right person.

13.  The mighty oak tree was once a little nut that held its ground.

14.  Too many people offer God prayers, with claw marks all over them.

15.  The tongue must be heavy indeed, because so few people can hold it.

16.  To forgive is to set the prisoner free, and then discover the prisoner was you.

17.  You have to wonder about humans, they think God is dead and Elvis is alive!

18.  It's all right to sit on your pity pot every now and again. Just be sure to flush when you are done.

19.  You'll notice that a turtle only makes progress when it sticks out its neck...

20.  If the grass is greener on the other side of the fence, you can bet the water bill is higher.

21.  The shortest distance between a problem and a solution is the distance between your knees and the floor. The one who kneels to the Lord can stand up to anything.



Holy Trinity, Rogers

Pray that God would continue to guide our long-range planning so that we continue to SPREAD God’s grace, GROW in Christ, and CARE for others.


<span style="font-size: 14pt; font-family: times new roman,times; color: #000000"><strong><span><span style="font-size: 11pt">Nation of World:</span></span><span><span style="font-size: 11pt"> </span></span><span><span style="font-size: 11pt">Estonia</span></span></strong></span>
<span style="font-size: 14pt; font-family: times new roman,times; color: #000000"><strong>    Pray for outreach to the university students and for the Christian media in the country that are growing greatly.</strong></span>
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Local Ministry: 

    Salvation Army

    Lt. Curtis Sadler and Lt. Angela Sadler


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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