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August 3, 2014



FEED MY SHEEP IS TODAY  Thank you for all of your help in showing God’s love to our neighbors by bringing food for our pantry.  If you forgot and still want to help, financial contributions can be put in the jar with the Feed My Sheep wagon.


COLLEGE SEND-OFF TODAY   As part of our service today, we are sending off the college students who are worshipping with us today for this new school year.  There is an insert in your bulletin today with the students we know about.  If we are missing someone or have the wrong school, please let Pastor Besel know.  We encourage you to take the insert and add it to your prayer list at least once a week. 


WHERE IS CHRISSY?  Chrissy had surgery last Wednesday. She is scheduled to be off recovering for a month. If you can help 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.  His email is This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it . There will be a meeting NEXT SUNDAY after the second service for both parents and students to make plans for this years’ class.


THANK YOU to everyone who helped with Vacation Bible School this last month – especially Debra Young and Cameron who took over when Chrissy became sick.

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 (today by Ernie Yonkers)

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


LIFE THOUGHTS  “It is to the Christian home that God’s Word speaks telling those who are fortunate enough to live in this environment to share their values … God can use your family’s witness to build a new creation. Imagine what differences there could be in our society if the Christian home would make its witness felt. Remember, culture can be changed, and we can have a part in changing it. Isn’t that exciting and challenging?” Rev. Homer Larsen, Christian Crusaders radio program – A “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life ·

FRISCO DAYS HELP  As an Outreach we plan to have a booth at the Frisco Days Festival in Rogers on Friday August 22 and Saturday August 23. The Festival is for 18 hours. We need help in the booth. If you would help for an hour or two or more, that would be great.  Please sign up in the narthex or let Jen Yonkers or Pat Rader know. This is a fun way to do some outreach. Please consider giving some of your time.

Face Painters wanted: If you are a face painter and are willing to face paint at the festival, please let us know. You can work as many hours as you like.

We asked for and received some suggestions for our booth. We plan to have helium balloons with our church name on them. We have stuffed animals to give away or as prizes for games. We also will have our prayer squares available with the church business card attached. Thank you all who made suggestions for the booth. More ideas are welcome! If you have an idea please share it with us! A wide variety of activities will attract a wider variety of people. This is a great way to share our church with others.

Contact: Jen Yonkers and Pat Rader


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.



Courage is fear that has said its prayers.

                             --Dorothy Bernard


Students range in age from 15 to 18, will be a part of your family while attending BV High. For a culturally rewarding experience of a life time please call Jennifer Veblen (479) 200-8213 or  e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Please check out



“Be Thankful”


Be thankful that you don't already have everything you desire.

If you did, what would there be to look forward to?


Be thankful when you don't know something,

for it gives you the opportunity to learn.


Be thankful for the difficult times.

During those times you grow.


Be thankful for your limitations,

because they give you opportunities for improvement.


Be thankful for each new challenge,

because it will build your strength and character.


Be thankful for your mistakes.

They will teach you valuable lessons.


Be thankful when you're tired and weary,

because it means you've made a effort.


It's easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who

are also thankful for the setbacks.


Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.

Find a way to be thankful for your troubles,

and they can become your blessings.





    Peace, Prairie Grove

Pray that the Lord would strengthen the faith of the congregation to proclaim the Gospel outside the walls of the church and to reach out to the lost and hurting that reside among them in their community.


<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">Bhutan</span></strong>
<span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: "Comic Sans MS"">Pray for those who are persecuted for their faith. Pray that God would strengthen their faith and instill in them a passion for spreading the Gospel.</span>

Local Ministry: 

    Rev.  Jack Bedford, Rocky Branchy Baptist Church


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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