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April 20, 2014


SUNDAY SCHOOL  starts in the Sanctuary as the Chapel is being renovated. 

GLO (GIRL’S LUNCH OUT)  Thursday, April 24th at 11:30am we will be having lunch at The Egg and I (5206 Village Parkway, Ste 1). We would love to have you join us. The more the merrier.


MAYOR’S PRAYER BREAKFAST  You are invited to the 14th Annual Rogers Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast on May 1 at Cross Church.  Doors open 6:00 am, breakfast is served at 6:30 am, the program begins at 7:00 am and should finish around 8:15.   Holy Trinity is sponsoring a table of 8 seats.  If you want to join us, sign up on the bulletin board in the narthex or see Pastor Besel for a ticket.


ALTAR FLOWERS  Beginning in May we will be switching florists. The current florist was going to be raising their price. The new cost will be $65.70 for two bouquets or $32.85 for one. This cost includes tax. If you have any questions contact Marcia Black.

LADIES YOU ARE INVITED  Please join us for a Bridal shower honoring Beth Pickett.

Date: April 26

Time: 11:00 am

Place: Holy Trinity Life Center

Registered: Target & Bed, Bath and Beyond

RSVP: Reatha 479-640-3491


THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790AM) at 12:30: Lutheran Hour Speaker: Rev. Gregory Seltz: "Get Your Head into the Clouds" With eyes focused on the risen Christ, we can take whatever the world dishes out, overcome it and give thanks through it all (Colossians 3:1-4).


Holy Trinity Bible Studies


9:30-10:30am in Classroom 1

“Stuff They Didn’t Teach in Sunday School” 

- Led by Ernie Yonkers

9:30-10:45am in Conference Room - Women

Bible Study “Beloved Disciple” The Life and Ministry of John

- Led by Libby Garner

1st & 3rd Sundays at 5:30pm – Sunday Night Bible Study meets in various homes.


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


2nd & 4th Tuesdays at 2pm in

 Classroom 1 – Led by Pastor Bernthal



MISSION U CLASS ATTENDEES  As was strongly encouraged by our Mission U Class presenter, Pastor Haberer,  we want to have a follow up gathering. We will have a dinner and a conversation to encourage one another and to discuss what we have learned and ways to utilize what we have learned on Thursday, May 8 at 6:00 pm. More information will follow. Please mark your calendar now. Contact: Jen Yonkers


JONAH   We’ve been working on the trip to Branson and are running into a problem with bus travel expense. We want to make the event to be a reasonable cost and know your limits.  If interested let’s meet to talk about the event on Sunday, April 27th between services.


NORTHWEST ARKANSAS CHILDREN’S SHELTER  The NWA Children's Center takes in children who must be removed from their own homes for various reasons. They stay at the shelter until they can be placed with a foster family or other caregiver. They often leave their home without any or few belongings. The shelter tries to provide one or two books and enough clothing for two weeks for each child. As a mission outreach we want to help provide books and clothing for these children. In the bulletin is an insert with a list of books to purchase. These books should be new. Please do not write in the books. A message of God's love and that the book is a gift from Holy Trinity Lutheran Church will be put in the book. Individual's names cannot be put in the books.  In the Narthex on the bulletin board are clothing items to be provided. Please take one or more items to purchase. The clothing can be gently used. The books and the clothing should be brought to the church and put in the bin at the “Giving Center”. They will be delivered to the shelter. Thank you for your support of this mission. Please keep the children and the shelter staff in your prayers. For more information on the shelter, you may visit their website at Contact: Jen Yonkers


“We live and die; Christ died and lived !”

                                         ~ John Stott


RIDES NEEDED TO CHURCH  We are looking for people who can provide transportation for church services for Arthur Gearheard.  He lives near 12th and Olive in Rogers.  Please contact Pastor Besel.


LET’S PLAY CARDS!  The pinochle group will meet again on Friday evening May 2 at
6:30 for another evening of card playing, great food, and hearty fellowship. If you enjoy double deck pinochle you will have a great time. Just bring your favorite snack to share and your own beverage. Coffee is
provided. Cards are dealt promptly at 6:30 and we usually finish up around 9 pm. Come alone or bring a friend and join the fun. Everyone is welcome.


LWML SPRING RALLY   The Northwest Arkansas Zone of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League is holding their Spring Rally on Saturday, April 26, at Salem Lutheran Ministries in Springdale.  The theme is “Saving Grace”.  Registration is from 9-10 AM.  The cost is $10.  You can register by calling 479-409-3445.  The speaker is Becky Shaffer.  The offering is for “Saving Grace, Inc” of Rogers.


HELP NEEDED  We are in need of a few more people to volunteer to help in the Nursery on Sundays during the 10:45 service. The more volunteers we have the less often you would be scheduled. This is a great way to help our members and visitors with young ones. Prayerfully consider serving in this way. If you are interested or have questions contact Chrissy Dunlap.


EXTRA FLOWERS  We have extra flowers today from  Esther Reiber’s daughters, Sherrie Dick and Susie Holt, in honor of her 95th birthday tomorrow. Congratulations Esther.


BED NEEDED  Do you by chance have an extra bed?  We have a gentleman that is in need of a different bed. At this time he has a Queen size. Contact Chrissy Dunlap if you can help.


CONFIRMATION PARENTS   The grades for the second grading period are finished.  Please make sure that you schedule your Parent/Pastor/Student conference with Pastor Besel in the near future.


LIFE THOUGHTS  – Easter Sunday “Death is not our friend who frees us to be with Jesus. The defeat of death—our enemy—does so! (1 Corinthians 15:26) Death does not carry us into eternity. Christ and His victory over death carry us into eternity. ‘When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: ‘Death is swallowed up in victory’ (1 Corinthians 15:54).” Rev. Dr. James I. Lamb, executive director of Lutherans For Life – A “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life



          First Lutheran, Harrison

We pray for the joy of the resurrection to flow through our hearts and lives and the Holy Spirit to bring our unchurched friends, neighbors and loved ones faith and joy.


            Nation of World:

        Armenia: Pray for the leadership and for those attempting to train them as well as new leaders. Pray also for strength as Armenia is an island of Christianity in a sea of Islam.


            Local Ministry:  Rev. Russell Hamby at First United Pentecostal Church


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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