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September 21, 2014

THE SUNDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY WOULD LIKE TO INVITE YOU TO JOIN THEM The Sunday Night Bible Study will begin again TONIGHT at the home of Mike and Bettye Platt. We meet about 5:30 or 6:00 for a carry in dinner or just for dessert and then our Bible Study. The hosts decide the time and the fare for the evening.

NEW BIBLE STUDIES   Our 4 new Bible Studies have all begun. If you have not checked one of them out, then we encourage you to do so. There is a current list of all the ongoing Bible Studies here in the News and Notes.

Dave Lehenbauer will be leading a men’s study entitled “The Journey”, which will be looking at the role of the Christian Man. This class starts TODAY.

Pam Pickett will be looking at a DVD/Book study called: “Weird: Because Normal Isn't Working.”  A Christ-centered philosophy on everything from money to scheduling to purity, to help participants break out of the normal rut and live according to the rhythms of God's grace and the truth of his word.

Cameron will be leading a study and discussion on the World’s Religions and how we, as Christians, approach the differences and answer the questions that stem from them.

Libby Garner is starting a new class for the Ladies TODAY. The study is a DVD/Workbook by Karen Kingsbury “Family of Jesus”.  The workbooks are available at Lifeway Christian Bookstore. This class meets in the Conference Room each week.


THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790AM) at 12:30: Lutheran Hour Speaker: Rev. Gregory Seltz: "Rome: The Gospel Comes to Law and Order People" God used the Roman legal system to bring the Apostle Paul and the Gospel message to Rome. (Footsteps of St. Paul, part 2)
(Acts 28:11-16, 28-31)

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

- Beginning TODAY

9:30-10:30am Men’s Bible Study

- “The Journey”

- Led by Dave Lehenbauer

- Beginning TODAY

5:30pm – Sunday Night Bible Study

-      Home of Mike & Bettye Platt

-      Beginning TODAY


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


2nd & 4th Tuesdays at 2pm in

 Classroom 1 – Led by Pastor Bernthal


THANK YOU  to everyone who has donated to the Food Pantry and the Care Fund. We continue to have new families coming in for help. We would not be able to help these people without your support.


ZUMBA  Good News!  We have a Zumba leader, Tia Hesington, and will be starting classes on September 22, at 6:00 p. m. in the Life Center. Classes will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays.   We welcome anyone who wants to get a good workout and have lots of fun.  Please come and bring your friends.  This is an outreach to the community and there will be a $5.00 registration fee to defray the cost of the materials.  If you have any questions, please call Peggy Jones at 479-633-2050. Please join us!


GLO (GIRL’S LUNCH OUT) It’s time to get GLO started again! Join us Thursday, September 25th at 11:30 at Dixie Café. All women are welcome to join for food and fellowship.


PORTALS OF PRAYER  The newest edition is available in the narthex by the coffee counter. There are a few large print copies available for those who would prefer them. Feel free to take an extra for a friend or family member.


LIFE THOUGHTS   “Every human life is someone for whom Jesus shed His blood. Every human life is one He wants to call to faith in this redemptive event.” Rev. Dr. James I. Lamb, executive director of Lutherans For Life – A “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life · If you want to support this ministry, go to their web site:


SPECIAL THANK YOU   We want to extend a special word of thanks to Bob Bauer for all his work over the last few weeks in repairing the broken pews in our Sanctuary.  We greatly appreciate you using your gifts to enhance our worship.  Thanks.


PRAYERS  We encourage you to remember Pastor and Dolores Bernthal in your prayers over the next week as they tour Germany with their son Paul.


MISSION CRAFTS   Our Scripture book project has come to a screaming halt as we are out of funds! We haven't done a fundraiser in several years so it is time to ask for help from the congregation. We are in need of double stick tape or funds to purchase the tape. You will find a card rack in the narthex with cards handmade by our group. We are asking a minimum of $2 per card, but feel free to make a larger donation if you would like to see the Scripture book project continue. Donations can be put in the offering plate marked "Mission Crafts".


Last year our Sunday School offering went to support Tourette’s research. This year our offering will go to ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) research. You may have seen funds being raised for this via buckets of ice. We will be donating to an ethical foundation in support of their research at the end of this semester. God’s blessings to you! 




He couldn’t speak before a crowd,

He couldn’t teach a class,

But when it came to Sunday School,

He brought the folks “en masse.”

He couldn’t sing to save his life,

In public he couldn’t pray,

But year for year his “jalopy”

Was crammed on each Lord’s Day.

And though he could not sing or teach

Or even lead in prayer,

He listened well he had a smile,

And he was always there

With all the others whom he brought,

Who lived both near and far;

And God’s work prospered, for he had



-- Pastor R. R. Krueger




Grace, Holiday Island

<span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: "Comic Sans MS"">Pray that the members would be open to sharing their faith.</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"">Brunei</span></strong>
<span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: "Comic Sans MS"">Pray for Christians to stand strong in the face of persecution and that Christian leadership be raised up there.</span>


Local Ministry: 

    Grace Harbor Church

   Rev. Stan Webb


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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