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November 23, 2014

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD  The Holy Trinity Youth is 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. You can 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!  TODAY at 2pm we will be having a packing party.


THANKSGIVING EVE SERVICE   We are gathering on Wednesday evening at 7 PM to take time to thank God for all of His blessings.  We invite you and friends / family to join us.  


EARLY NEWS AND NOTES DEADLINE   With Thanksgiving this week we will be putting the bulletin and News and Notes together on Wednesday.  Monday noon is the deadline to get your News and Notes articles into Chrissy.


CARPETS BEING CLEANED  On Friday, November 28th the carpets will be getting cleaned. We ask that you please try not to come in the building that day.


CHRISTMAS PARADE  The Roger's Christmas Parade is Monday, December 1 at 7 pm. The theme for the parade this year is "Rockin around the Christmas Tree". There are several ways to help: we will need a truck, trailer and help decorating the float. If you are interested in helping with the float please contact Nancy Eisma at 621-8451 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it . Creative ideas are needed!   

THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790AM) at 12:30: Lutheran Hour Speaker: Rev. Gregory Seltz: "Clean - And Thankful" Thanksgiving is not just a made-up holiday; it's an attitude that is the key to life.
(Luke 17:11-19)

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

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

-      January 18th - Home of Gary & Marcia Black


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


THANK YOU  for the cards and prayers during my surgery. Recovery is going great. Thanks Lana Moeller

ANGEL TREE  Would like to invite you and yours to once again support the Angel Tree program for our low-income families of the community. You can do it as an individual or two or more families can do it as a team support. The items are due December 10th not according to the date on the tag. Any questions please feel free to reach out to Pat Rader 479-644-4153. Thank you for your consideration in making a real difference in the lives of our neighbors.


THANKSGIVING DINNER  A member of our congregation is looking to join other Church members for Thanksgiving dinner.  If you would like to include him in your Thanksgiving meal plans, please contact the Church office or Pastor Besel.


HISPANIC MINISTRY We have been blessed with an increase in students for the ESL classes. Due to this we are in need of YOUR help. Classes are held Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30pm. Prayerfully consider helping with this great mission. If you are interested contact Christy Lehenbauer.


REMIND  notices from the church.  With the possibility of bad weather returning, we encourage members, regular attenders and friends of Holy Trinity to sign up for “Remind”.  Pastor Besel (“Mr. Besel”) sends out notices for service changes, reminders and congregational news via text messages or email messages using an app called Remind.  See the bulletin board for details.

YOU ARE INVITED  The congregation is invited to the wedding of Kati Mayer to Bryan Evans on December 6th at 4pm.


ADVENT BY CANDLELIGHT  Hello ladies, you all are invited to the annual Advent by Candlelight.  It will be Sunday, December 7th starting at 6:00 p.m.  This year the focus of the program is seeking.  We all seek more of Jesus. Join us as we look at different aspects of seeking the Lord.  All you need to bring is an appetizer to share at your table, wear your bling and bring a friend or two. Since this is a grown up event we ask that all guests be at least 14 years old and if members that they have been confirmed. There is a sign up board in the Narthex and if you haven’t been a hostess at a table before please consider doing so this year.  We will have our program in the Chapel.


LADIES WHO ENJOY FELLOWSHIP   Have you ever been to the Advent by Candlelight event? I have signed up to host a BIG table and need to fill some seats. Please consider giving it a try. All you need to do is bring some kind of an appetizer to share and show up to enjoy an evening of music, a lovely program and yummy food. We sing songs, light candles and generally just have a great time being together with other women of faith. Bring a friend, co-worker or neighbor. No pressure...just fellowship time with the girls. Dress in your holiday finery or wear jeans and a sweater, we don't care. Mary Girshner


FOUND  A men’s large jacket, tan with green lining. Contact Betty Jensen if this could be yours 479-770-0087.


HOLIDAY RECIPIES   Do you have a favorite appetizer, punch, soup, candy, cookie or other dessert recipe? Are you bringing something yummy to the Advent by Candlelight event and are willing to share the recipe? We are looking for tried and true yummy dishes to make a fun little holiday cookbook. If you have a recipe to share please email it to me, put a copy in my church mailbox or mail it to me by next Sunday, November 30. Thank you.
Mary Girshner (Mission Crafts) - email: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

LIFE THOUGHTS   “These blessings have not descended upon us in restricted measure, but overflow and abound. They are the blessings and bounty of God … In accordance with the wise custom … since the first settlements in this land …  I do appoint … a day of National Thanksgiving and Prayer, enjoining the people upon that day to meet in their churches for the praise of Almighty God and to return heartfelt thanks to Him for all His goodness and loving kindness.” President William Howard Taft, November 5, 1910



Messiah, Pea Ridge

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<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"">Cayman Islands - </span></strong><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: "Comic Sans MS"">Pray that the indigenous people become a strong witness of Christ to the many who visit these islands.</span>
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Local Ministry: 

    Life Connection Church

   Rev. Josh Davis


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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