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August 10, 2014


UPDATE ON CHRISSY  Chrissy is recovering as expected from her surgery 11 days ago.  She is expected to be recovering 2-3 more weeks at home.  We do  have some volunteers helping with the office and pantry, but could always use more.   If you are willing to help some in the office while Chrissy is off, please contact Pastor Besel.  Needless to say, our office hours will be a little inconsistent until Chrissy gets back.


CONFIRMATION STUDENTS   We are organizing the 7th and 8th grade confirmation class for this fall.  If you have a 7th grade student for the class, please let Pastor Besel know. Because so many of the families were on vacation or unable to attend today, our meeting has been moved to next Sunday after the second service for both parents and students to make plans for this years’ class.


THANK YOU to everyone who helped collect school supplies for the Samaritan Community Centers “Backpack for Kids” program.  A thank-you note from them is on the bulletin board in the narthex.


MORE THANKS   Chrissy Dunlap wants to thank everyone for the prayers and cards.   She is doing well as she continues to recovery from surgery.


COLLEGE STUDENT GIFT BAGS   We have some gift bags for our college students that were not here last week.  If you are a college student, or have one, see Pastor Besel for their bag.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790AM) at 12:30: Lutheran Hour Speaker: Rev. Gregory Seltz: "Food for Hungry Souls" We're spiritually hungry and yet we often try to fill ourselves up with everything but God. Faith in Jesus is food for souls that hunger. (Matthew 14:13-21)

Holy Trinity Bible Studies



9:30-10:30am in Classroom 1

“Knowing God” 

- Led by Pastor Besel

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

Bible Study “Beloved Disciple” The Life and Ministry of John

- Led by Libby Garner

1st & 3rd Sundays at 5:30pm – Sunday Night Bible Study meets in various homes


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


BAPTISM TODAY  During the late service today we are please to welcome Maddison Katelyn Mayer, the infant daughter of Drew and Leslie Mayer.  Her god-parents are Katie Mayer and Brian Evans and David and Christine Hopper.

GOT MUSIC?  If you love to sing, we would love for you to sing with us!  Rehearsals for Choir (6:30pm) and Praise Group (7:30pm) will resume on Wednesdays beginning Aug. 20th.  Join us as your schedule allows!  If you play an instrument and would like to share that gift in worship, see LeAnn Girshner.


F RISCO FESTIVAL HELP NEEDED  The Frisco Festival is Friday night from 5-10 PM, August 22 and Saturday from 8 Am to 11 PM, August 23. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church is having a booth. We need your help. We need volunteers to man the booth. Please sign-up in the Narthex, the sign-up sheets are there now, or contact Jen Yonkers or Pat Rader. We have designated two hour time slots, but if you cannot work in one of those time frames please sign-up and write in the time you can help. Volunteers will talk to the people stopping by, and run the games - a simplified scrabble for adults and a fishing game for children. We will also pass out free water. We will have the church awning for shade and chairs to sit on. This should be a fun event.  Don't miss out.

This is a great Outreach to our communities. We have planned several ways to advertise our church-balloons, pens, stuffed animals, and an activity books for children will all have our church's name on them. Outreach is God's work, it is everyone's responsibility. Pat and Jen cannot do this alone. We need the help of many people to make this a success. Please help! Jen Yonkers


MASTER CALENDAR  Do you have an activity coming up? Make sure to mark it on the Master Calendar in the workroom. The calendar is on the wall inside the door next to the mailboxes. The Master Calendar is what we go use to do the monthly Clarion and to know what events are going on. If an event is not on the master calendar then you are not guaranteed the time or room.


“Love is an act of endless forgiveness.”

                                   - Jean Vanier

LIFE THOUGHTS   “In Scripture, fathers are told to emulate the Savior; they are told to give as Jesus gave. That means giving when it’s not wanted, giving when it’s not appreciated, giving when it is not applauded. It means putting the welfare of others above that of yourself. It means giving until it hurts, giving even to the point where you are ready to sacrifice yourself. We are to give because that is what Jesus has done for us. >From start to finish, from beginning to end, Jesus’ life was dedicated to us. And we fathers with our families can honor our Lord and impact the future by doing as He did.” Rev. Ken Klaus, speaker emeritus of “The Lutheran Hour” – A “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life


BELLA VISTA MEN’S CHORUS FALL CONCERT:  “Say It With Music!”   The Bella Vista Men’s Chorus will present our annual fall concert, “Say It With Music!”, Saturday, Sept. 6 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 7 at 3:00 p.m. at the Bella Vista Community Church, 75 E. Lancashire Blvd.  The concert will be under the direction of Bill Hesse and accompanied by Marilyn Lee on the piano.  The concert will be a combination of secular, gospel and contemporary music. Irving Berlin music will be featured. Guest artists will include Virginia Paschal on the violin and Willa Avery Thomason on the cello.  We will also feature a guest choir, ArkAppella Women's Chorus under the direction of Prudence Hagan, and a vocal duet by Lane and Faith Fritch.  Tickets are $10 and can be obtained from Chorus members, Bella Vista Arvest banks





Living Savior, Bethel Heights

Pray for the Lord's guidance in the calling process and also that the ministry of the church continues faithfully in spiritual growth within the congregations and in outreach beyond the walls of the church


<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"; color: black">Bolivia</span></strong>
<span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: "Comic Sans MS"">Pray for leadership among the church to rise up and connect with those culture groups who have been not been reached as of yet.</span>
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Local Ministry: 

    Eastside Assembly of God, Rev.  Robert Ward


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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