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November 30, 2014

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". The float will be decorated today after second service.


CARDS  The card group will meet at 6:30 Friday, December 5th for another fun filled evening of cards. Everyone welcome, the game is double deck pinochle, bringing a partner is not necessary. Coffee is provided, just bring your favorite snack to share and your own beverage.


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


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.


FEED MY SHEEP  Feed My Sheep is Sunday, December 7. It is time to bring in your canned food items. We are continuing to have new people come in for help. This is a great way to show God’s love to our neighbors in need. Thank you for your help with this great ministry. Encourage your children to pick out an item or two and place them in the yellow wagon.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790AM) at 12:30: Speaker Emeritus of The Lutheran Hour: Rev. Ken Klaus: "Watching and Waiting" Christians serve God and their neighbors as they watch and wait for Christ's return. (Mark 13:33)

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


ADVENT SERVICES BEGIN WEDNESDAY  We will have our first Advent services this Wednesday at 10 AM and 7 PM.  There will be a Soup Supper from 5:30-6:45.  The theme is “Isaiah’s Names for Jesus” based on Isaiah 9:6.  This week is “Wonderful Counselor.”

ADVENT BY BONFIRE – DECEMBER 6TH AT 5PM  Attention men 14 years and older, you are invited to a men only Advent event. We will be grilling over an open fire, sharing in fellowship, and diving into what it means to be a Man of God. All you need to bring is a meat of your choice to grill and choice of beverage, a Bible, a light, and a seat. Sign up board in the narthex. Come and join us for this great evening at James & Jan Sij’s house at 12568 Walnut Hill Rd. Garfield, AR 72732. *Alcoholic beverages are permitted, but please limit consumption. Remember Eph. 5:18 “And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit”. Also you have to drive home.


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.


ATTENTION JR. AND SR. HIGH YOUTH  You are invited to a night of Christmas fun, fellowship, and great food. December 13th is our annual Progressive Dinner! We will be meeting at the church at 5:00pm to start this awesome night. Please RSVP with Cameron ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ) so we can make sure we have enough seats and food! Merry Christmas!  


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.


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

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

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.

LIFE THOUGHTS   “As you are reading this, Thanksgiving will ‘be in the books’ for another year. Family will be back home. Leftovers will hopefully be eaten or frozen. The scale will be WRONG! Before your thoughts shift toward Christmas—if they haven’t already—take a few more minutes to consider how good God is to you and how much you have to be thankful for. Then consider how you can share that goodness during the holiday season. (Matthew 25: 37-40)” Bonnie Berrey, Clemons Lutheran School, Clemons, Iowa



Holy Trinity, Rogers

<span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: "Comic Sans MS"">Pray that God would bless our Advent and Christmas services so that we know God’s grace for all people through His Son Jesus.</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"">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: 

    Millwood Christian Church

   Rev. James Moore


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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