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July 26, 2015


VACATIONS    Pastor Besel is attending a family reunion next weekend for Shirley’s side of the family in Missouri today.  They will be returning this evening.  Cameron will also be returning this evening from his vacation to Nevada and Montana.  We thank Rev. Al Quoss, a retired pastor from Bella Vista for leading our worship and Bible Class today.  We also thank Lynne Tolzmann for playing the organ while LeAnn is gone for a school meeting.


VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL  Plan now to join us for Vacation Bible School, this week.  We start with a meal each night at 5:30.  Programming is from 6-8 each night.  Join us for the closing program is at 7:30 PM Thursday.  Sign up to help or to register your children in the Narthex.  Make sure you invite friends and neighbors as well. There are cards in the narthex for you to use to do that.   If you have questions, please contact Debra Young.  Thank you for all your support.


SHARING ISRAEL NEXT SUNDAY   Christy Lehenbauer and I had a wonderful trip to Israel in April.  We have had numerous requests to share our trip and photos and we appreciate your interest.  You can mark your calendars for August 2nd.  We will talk and share pictures during the Education hour starting at 9:30.  I know it’s a ways off but this will give us some time to organize the hundreds of pictures we took!  We would like to try and make the Bible come alive for you as it did us!  Thanks, Pam Pickett


THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790AM) at 12:30 and The Bott Radio Network at 8AM on 89.3 FM:  "Rescued" Speaker Emeritus of The Lutheran Hour: Rev. Ken Klaus  God's love and forgiveness is to be welcomed, savored, enjoyed, and relished. Drink deeply of His grace!  (2 Peter 2:9-10)

Holy Trinity Bible Studies


9:30-10:30am in Classroom 1 – Pastor Quoss

            Returning August 9 -  “Israel’s Mission” – Video series with Ray Vander Laan. 

-  Led by Pastor Besel

9:30-10:30am in Conference Room - Women

Bible Study by Beth Moore “TO LIVE IS CHRIST…The Life and Ministry of Paul”

- Led by Libby Garner


2nd & 4th Mondays at 6:30pm - Rotating Hostesses: Herb & Shirley Bernthal, Spike & Dolores Hermes, Joe & Barbara Raleigh and Maxine Reihman & Betty Jensen - Led by Vern Schaefer


Wednesdays at 3pm in Room 2

          – Led by Mary Girshner & Peggy Jones


TRINITY / HOPE  is a Lutheran ministry from Eastern Tennessee that provides one nutritious meal a day for children in Christian schools in Haiti.  The VBS offerings this year will support this ministry.  We will also have a door offering to support it today.



“The human heart is like a ship on a stormy sea driven about by winds blowing from all four corners of heaven.”                                           Martin Luther


OFFICE UPDATE   We hired Casey Bolte this last week to be the new office manager for Holy Trinity.  She started this last week. Because of some previous commitments, her schedule will be a little sporadic this week – especially since Pastor Besel, Pastor Bernthal and Cameron will be out of town and on vacation.  After Pastor Besel returns from vacation, Casey and He will interview the other candidates and hire the second worker for the office.  Casey’s email is either This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Note:  the account This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it has been deleted.


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LOST AND FOUND   The Lost and Found drawer in the work room is overflowing with unclaimed items.  We have placed it all on the table in the Narthex.  Check to see if you are missing anything.  These items will be disposed of if not claimed this week.


LIFE QUOTE   “Are you ‘pro-life’ or ‘life-affirming’? Undoubtedly your answer is ‘Yes!’ However, I believe we will have a greater impact on our congregations and culture if we see ourselves as ‘life-affirming.’ But this must be more than changing an adjective. It must also reflect a change in perspective—affirming life because that is precisely what the Gospel of Jesus Christ does!” Rev. Dr. James I. Lamb, executive director of Lutherans For Life  Note:  If you want to support this ministry, you may do so through their web site.

COLLEGE SEND OFF NEXT WEEK  As part of our services next Sunday we will be sending off our college students.  Please let the office know if you or a child will be a student this fall, which college they will be attending, and their address (if available).


CONFIRMATION MEETING   Pastor Besel will meet with parents and students to plan Confirmation after church on August 9.





A FAMILY is a PLACE               

To cry                                         

And laugh                                    

And vent frustrations

To ask for help         

And tease

And yell 

   To be touched and hugged         

   And smiled at                                                        

A FAMILY is PEOPLE                

Who care when you are sad

Who love you no matter what

Who share your triumphs

Who don’t expect you to be perfect—

   Just growing with honesty in your       

   Own direction                                                           


Where we learn to like ourselves

Where we learn to make good decisions

Where we learn to think before we do

Where we learn integrity and

Table manners and

And respect for other people

Where we are special

Where we share ideas

Where we listen and are listened to

Where we learn the rules of life

          To prepare ourselves for the world.



Where anything can happen

If we grow up in a loving FAMILY

We are ready for the WORLD





Said the robin to the sparrow,

   “I should really like to know

Why these anxious human beings

      Rush about and worry so?”


Said the sparrow to the robin,

    “Friend, I think that it must be

That they have no heavenly Father

       Such as cares for you and me.”

                                    -- Elizabeth Cheney



First Lutheran, Harrison

Pray for  the changes that are coming will lift our hearts to the reception of the Holy Spirit and the spread of the Gospel of our Lord in whatever way He wants us to go.


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    <span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: times new roman,times">Pray for Christians working here and for reconciliation between the people here and the United Kingdom who previously had governance.</span>
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. 




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