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October 26, 2014

TRUNK OR TREAT  October 31st, this Friday, is our annual Trunk-or-Treat event from 5:30p to 7:30p. Each year we seem to grow a little more. Last year we had 32 cars in the parking lot which was just fantastic. This year, Cameron is raising the bar a little higher. Should we get 45 trunks at this year’s event, Cameron will once again, dye his luscious locks. But the only way to get to that goal is by members bringing a vehicle or three and handing out some candy. There are some rules this year; please keep your decorations to a PG-Rating and each vehicle is in charge of its own candy. We will have some in reserve in case we run out, but each vehicle needs to start with some. Last year we estimated 500 people came through with 300 of those estimated as children, so plan accordingly. There is a sign-up sheet in the Narthex for those looking to host a trunk. Please sign up and share the love of Christ with our community this Reformation Day!


FEED MY SHEEP  is next Sunday. Prayerfully consider picking up a couple extra items when you are doing your own shopping this week. A few items that we could use are mixed fruit, peaches, spaghetti sauce, spaghetti noodles, canned chicken, cereal and toilet paper.


WEDDING SHOWER  Ladies of the congregation are invited to a wedding shower for Kati Mayer on November 2. The shower is at 11am here at Holy Trinity. Kati is the daughter of Don and Mary Mayer. Kati and Bryan are registered at Kohl’s and Bed, Bath & Beyond. If you plan to attend, then RSVP to Libby Garner at 479-271-2390.


THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790AM) at 12:30: Speaker Emeritus of The Lutheran Hour: Rev. Ken Klaus: "Keep It Simple and Straightforward" The Bible's message is simple and straightforward: the wages of sin is death but the free gift of God is eternal life in Jesus Christ, our Lord.
(Romans 3:22-25)


Holy Trinity Bible Studies



9:30-10:30am in Classroom 1

- Led by Pastor Bernthal today

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

9:30-10:30am Men’s Bible Study

- “The Journey”

- Led by Dave Lehenbauer

5:30pm Sunday Night Bible Study

-      1st & 3rd Sunday Nights

-      November 2nd - Home of Ken and Pat Rader (studying Mormons)


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


1st & 3rd Tuesdays at 2pm in

 Classroom 1 – Led by Pastor Bernthal


PASTOR BESEL VACATION   Pastor and Shirley are on vacation in Branson this weekend.  He will be back in the office on Wednesday. 


MAIZE FAMILY FUN DAY  Mark your calendars for November 1st from 4-7p and come out to Farmland Adventures in Springdale, AR. We will be racing pigs, climbing on some hay bales, and getting lost in a 9-acre corn maze. Bring the whole family and invite your friends!

CONNECTIONS CLASS   Pastor Besel will be starting a new “Connections Class” on Sunday, November 2.  The class will meet from 9:30-10:30 each Sunday. (Schedule might vary around the holidays.)  The classroom will be decided after we see how many people are interested in the class.  This class is for people interested in joining Holy Trinity, people who have recently joined Holy Trinity, people who want to review the basics of our Christian faith, and people who want to know more about our congregation.  There is a sign-up sheet in the hallway outside Pastor’s office so we know how many people to prepare materials for and what size of room we need. 


HOLIDAY BASKET FOOD DRIVE  It is time to start collecting food for our Thanksgiving and Christmas Holiday Baskets. The ushers are handing out bags after the service today. Please take one and fill it up with items you would like at your holiday meal. Bring the bags back to church and place them at the “Giving Center”. We will be collecting food until Thanksgiving. Also if you would like a Holiday Basket please let Pastor Besel or Chrissy Dunlap know.


LIFE THOUGHTS   “There is no such thing in God’s economy as an ‘adopted child,’ only a child who was adopted into the family. ‘Adopted’ defines how you came into the household, but it doesn’t define you as some other sort of family member. In the book of Romans, Paul defines all Christians, both Jew and Gentile, as having received a common ‘Spirit of adoption’ (Romans 8:15; 9:4).” Dr. Russell D. Moore If you want to support this ministry, go to their web site:



OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD  This Fall, Holy Trinity Youth will be leading a Servant Mission for the whole congregation. Operation Christmas Child delivers Christmas gifts that are packed by people in shoe boxes, to children who would normally not get any. We are going to host a packing party here at the church on Nov 23rd at 2pm and in the narthex are slips of paper with items that we will need for the packing party. Please take and fulfill as many as you can. You can also donate shoe boxes and $7 dollars per present for shipping if you so desire. How many shoe boxes we can pack and send really depends on having $7 per box. Please consider helping this program. God's blessings and an early Merry Christmas!


A PASSION TO SHARE GOD’S GRACE  The Outreach Ministry Team is looking for a person to join the team in January, but we need to know now so your name can be put on the Voter's ballot in November.  Pat Rader is retiring after many years of service on the Outreach Team. Qualifications are few: Love the Lord, a desire to share His Word, and a willingness to serve others. If you are interested please contact Jen Yonkers.

PRAYER WALKING   is walking with a group of 2 or 3 through a neighborhood and praying for the needs of that neighborhood. It may be something you see or hear or a person you meet. Why a prayer walk? We are to pray for one another. This is one way we can serve our neighbors. You do not have to be willing to pray out loud in a group. Silent prayer and group support are needed. Our first Holy Trinity prayer walk is Sunday, November 9, 2014, after the late service. We will have lunch and a short training session conducted by Pastor Besel before we go. The time commitment is about 2 hours with lunch and training. We will walk in a neighborhood close to the church. Each group will be assigned only a few blocks.  If you can walk, you can do this.   Please join us. Sign up in the Narthex so we know how many to plan for lunch. You can bring comfortable clothes and/or shoes to change into.  Contact: Jen Yonkers or Pat Rader




Peace, Prairie Grove

<span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: "Comic Sans MS"">For continued faithful reception and confession of the gospel. To stand firm in pure doctrine.</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"">Cameroon</span></strong>
<span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: "Comic Sans MS"">Pray for effective Christian discipling in churches and by youth and children’s agencies and for student ministry in school and universities.</span>
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Local Ministry: 

    Man in the Mirror

   Rev. Bob Ryan


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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