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January 25, 2015

CONNECTIONS CLASS  A new class starts today for those interested in joining the church, wanting to know more about the basics of our faith or as the orientation for new members.  Join Pastor Besel in Classroom 1 B at 9:30 AM.

FEED MY SHEEP  Next Sunday is Feed My Sheep. When you are out doing your personal shopping this week throw in a couple extra items for the Food Pantry into your cart.


GLO (GIRL’S LUNCH OUT)  January 29th 11:30 am at The Egg and I. WooHoo it is the first GLO of 2015! We would love to have you join us. If you plan to attend let Chrissy know.

LUTHERAN WITNESS  The cost for a yearly subscription is $15. If you would like to receive the Lutheran Witness then place $15 in the offering marked “Lutheran Witness”. Please let Chrissy know by January 28th if you would like a subscription this year.


WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY    Wednesday Bible Study every week in Classroom 2 at 3pm. This week our theme will be "God's Voice". We are enjoying fellowship and Bible Study, as well as prayer time each week. If you are available on Wednesday, why not come and give the group a try. No commitments. Each week's study is a one time session. Bring a Bible, a notebook and a seeking heart.


THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790AM) at 12:30: Speaker Emeritus of The Lutheran Hour: Rev. Ken Klaus: "Just the Facts" God's truth, as revealed in the Bible, remains true regardless of whether anyone believes it or not. (Isaiah 5:20-21)

Holy Trinity Bible Studies


9:30-10:30am in Classroom 1a – Stuff they Didn’t Teach in Sunday School John - 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 “World Religions”

– Led by Cameron Pullmann

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


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


Tuesdays at 3pm in

 Room 2 – Led by Mary Girshner & Peggy Jones


THANK YOU  We want to thank everyone for the cards and prayers when Von had surgery. He is healing quickly.

Von and Phyllis VonHoldt

THANK YOU!!!  Cari and I appreciate so very much all the prayers and kindnesses offered by our fellow Christians at Holy Trinity during Bob’s illness and death.  Caring friends are so very important in difficult times, and your concern has been so helpful to both of us.  Cari and Betty Brokaw


LENT MEALS  The Lent season is coming up early this year. Ash Wednesday is February 18th. During each of the 6 Wednesdays in Lent we like to provide a meal before the 7:00pm service. If you would be able to help on any of these dates let Vern Smith, Elaine Launderville or Chrissy Dunlap know. Thank you for all of your help.

CONFIRMATION PARENTS … The first unit grades were finished a little before Christmas.  It is time for Parent/Pastor/ Student Conferences.  We still have several students who have not done theirs.  Please contact Pastor Besel to set up a time.

YOUTH/PARENT MEETING  Normally next Sunday would be our monthly Youth/Parent meeting, but due to Cameron being out of town we will meet on February 8th. We will meet in the Chapel following the second service. The first Sunday of each month we plan to have a brief meeting to go over upcoming events.


CRAFT GROUP   We meet Wednesdays at 4pm in Classroom 2. Come and help with the Scripture books project or bring your own craft to work on.


PASTOR GONE   Each year Pastor Besel takes a couple of days for a personal prayer and planning retreat at Petit Jean State Park.  He will be gone this week from Tuesday afternoon through Friday.  If you are in need of Pastoral Care, please contact Cameron, Pastor Bernthal or the church office.

ALTAR FLOWERS  Do you like seeing the flowers on the Altar? There are plenty of Sundays open. The sign-up sheet is on the board across from the men’s restroom outside the Sanctuary.


MASTER CALENDAR  Do you have an event or activity planned at church? Make sure to place it on the master calendar. The master calendar is located just inside the workroom (where the copier is) on the wall. Write the time of activity and room you will be using on the date.

LIFE THOUGHTS   “Roe is a radical decision and a legally indefensible one. But what really makes Roe unbearably wrong is its consequences. The result of Roe and Doe has been the legally authorized killing of nearly sixty million Americans since 1973.Roe v. Wade authorized unrestricted private violence against human life on an almost unimaginable scale, and did so, falsely, in the name of the Constitution.” Michael Stokes Paulsen, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota – If you would like to donate to Lutherans for Life go to their website.


“If we focus on difference, our focus is on each other.  If we focus on unity, our focus is on God.”  - unknown


MISSION CRAFTS THURSDAY  We will meet at 1:30pm on Thursday to work on Scripture Books. Call Lana Moeller for more information. This will be a once a month group getting together after the GLO lunch meetings.


 “We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive.  He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love.  There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us.  When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.”

                            -- Martin Luther King, Jr.



Living Savior, Bethel Heights

<span style="font-family: "Comic Sans MS"">For the future direction of the congregation under an intentional interim pastor.</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><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Comic Sans MS"">China</span><strong></strong>

Pray for the lost and forgotten children as many are abandoned or kidnapped and trafficked. Pray for the elderly as they are often left without anyone to care for them. Pray that Christ’s hope enters all their hearts.


Local Ministry: 

    Central Christiano Assemblas de Deo

   Rev. Armando Rodriquez


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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