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March 1, 2015


YOUTH/PARENT MEETING  We are meeting TODAY following the 2nd service in the Chapel.


FEED THE FUNNEL PARTY   Today is the last day to sign up to volunteer for Feed the Funnel on Saturday, March 14, between 12-2 pm at the Cross Church. Please sign up today! Donations of $5 or more can be made until the event on March 14. Please make your check to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church and mark it Feed the Funnel. The cost of one volunteer is $60.  Any costs not covered by donations will be covered by our community outreach fund. This pays for the food. Hunger is a serious problem in NWA. The Pack Shack, sponsor of the event, is committed to solving the hunger problem in NWA. This is not just a church event. There may be an opportunity to witness. Please pray for all those volunteering for this event. If you can volunteer, sign up on the bulletin board today. Contact: Cameron or Jen Yonkers.


DON WHARTON NEXT SUNDAY   Don Wharton has been writing songs and singing across the LCMS since 1979.  He will be here next Sunday for both services.  He will also do a mini-concert during the Sunday School hour in the Sanctuary.  We encourage you to join us next week.

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS CHILDREN’S SHELTER Please bring all donations for the shelter to the church by next Sunday. Thank you for your generous donations. Please continue to pray for the children in the shelter and for the staff of the shelter.  Outreach Ministry team Contact: Jen Yonkers


THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790AM) at 12:30: Lutheran Hour Speaker: Rev. Gregory Seltz: "The True Author of Your Life Story" When Christ's story becomes yours by faith, life changes.
(2 Corinthians 7:10)


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 Connections Class in Classroom 1b

                - Led by Pastor Besel (starts today)

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 “Children of the Day” 1 & 2 Thessalonians

- Led by Libby Garner

9:30-10:30am Men’s Bible Study

- “The Journey”

- Led by Dave Lehenbauer

5:30pm Sunday Night Bible Study

-      1st & 3rd Sunday Nights – Meets tonight at the Raders


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

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


1st & 3rd Tuesdays at 2pm in

 Classroom 1 – Led by Pastor Bernthal


Tuesdays at 3pm in

 Room 2 – Led by Mary Girshner & Peggy Jones


THANK YOU  We wish to thank the congregation for the many prayers, cards, and concerns during the illness and death of Lloyd Reihman. We appreciated the compassionate attentive care of Pastor Besel and also for the generous luncheon and fellowship provided by our church family following services.  God is so good!

Maxine Reihman and family


THANK YOU   Mission Crafts has received lots and lots of used cards. Our files are filling up again, so we can get back to making more Scripture books. We are always in need of double-stick tape if anyone would like to donate some for the cause. When everyone does a little something, it is amazing what God can accomplish through our efforts. Mission Crafts...14 years and still chugging along.


LENTEN SERVICES  continue Wednesday at 10 AM and 7 PM.  This week the theme is “Love that Provides.”

LENTEN DINNERS   Dinner for Wednesday will be Mexican food by the Wright and Winter families.  Plan to join us between 5:30-6:45pm for a meal before the 7pm service.    - Fellowship Ministry Team

CARDS  Friday, March 6 starting at 6:30 pm. We will be playing double deck pinochle. Everyone is welcome, bringing a partner is not required. Just bring your favorite snack to share and your own beverage to drink. Coffee is provided. There will be lots of fun and fellowship so plan on attending. Did I mention that the snacks are always terrific?


LENTEN CROSSES   A couple of years ago, we distributed white crosses for people to put out during the Lenten season as a testimony of their faith in Jesus.  On Easter, they are turned around with the message “Christ is Risen”.  There is one left in the Narthex if you need one. 

MATTHEW BIBLE STUDY  Are you looking for a Bible study to attend?  We would love it if you would join ours.  We are studying the Book of Matthew verse by verse and are on Chapter 4.  Even if you can’t be here every week you won’t get behind or have missed by not being here for past lessons.  Even if you have studied Matthew before I promise you will learn something new or see it from a different perspective.  We start at 9:30 a.m. in classroom 2, if you have any questions contact Pam Pickett.


LCEF SHARED BLESSINGS PROGRAM UPDATE  Currently, Holy Trinity has 90 investors or 26.8% of its communicant membership. We need to get to 35% which would be 28 more investors. The forms and more information are available on the “Giving Center”. We have a new product about to launch, PartnerPlus, which enables people to invest in a two year note at 2% or a four year note at 2.5%. The premium rate is available on the first $25,000. And of course we want to continue pursuing new investors with ConnectPlus, the two year note at 3.0% on the first $5,000.  The more investors we have the more the rebate check is from LCEF.  We recently received a check for $2,006.91.  The church council decided to use it for our utility building.  If you have questions, contact John Jenkins (696-9793).


KNOWING GOD CLASS   Pastor Besel will be starting a new “Knowing God” class on Thursday evenings beginning on March 12 in Classroom 1.  This 10 week class is an overview of who God is and what He does.  It is one of the two follow-up classes for the “Connections” class.  Pastor taught it on Sunday mornings last summer.  Each class will last around 90 minutes.  If interested, please sign up on the bulletin board outside Pastor’s office.

LIFE THOUGHTS   “As baptized persons, we are sons and daughters of God in Christ. That makes us holy. Holy means being set aside for noble purpose. We are not common, but uncommon. As such, we are usable not just by anyone but by God. What a difference it makes to see ourselves this way.” Linda D. Bartlett, – A “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life •




Christ, Siloam Springs

<span style="font-family: "Comic Sans MS"">Pray for continued blessing on our witness to the community.</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"">Cook Islands</span></strong><strong></strong>

Pray for an outpouring that would see older churches revived, new churches planted and every island with the presence of active believers.


Local Ministry: 

    First Pentecostal Church

   Rev. Russell Hamby


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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