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May 26, 2019

May 26, 2019

Worship Service, Sunday [5/26] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Hudak)

Communion Service, [6/2] 8:00 AM and 10:45AM (Pastor Schultz)

Worship Service—Pentecost (wear Red), [6/9] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Spencer)

Communion Service—Trinity Sunday, [6/16] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Schoolcraft)

Worship Service, [6/23] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Bernthal)

Worship Service, [6/30] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Hudak)

CHURCH OFFICE  will be closed tomorrow for Memorial Day.  Take a few minutes to remember those who gave up their lives for our freedoms.

PASTOR ELECT Last Sunday, the voters unanimously voted to call Pastor Eric Longman as our new senior pastor. Pastor Longman is set to visit Holy Trinity June 1-3rd to get to know our church and our community. On June 2nd he will have a time to meet and ask questions from 9:30-10:30am in the chapel. Please join us in praying for and welcoming Pastor Longman to Holy Trinity.

FEED MY SHEEP is next Sunday, June 2nd. We invite you to bring some food along for the Pantry when you come to church or to make a financial contribution so food can be purchased from the food bank.  We thank you for supporting this ministry of our congregation to the people of our community.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790 AM) at 12:30 P.M. & The Bott Radio Network at 8 A.M. on 89.3 F.M.  " Sculptor Spirit" Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler  The Holy Spirit is the Sculptor. Our lives are His medium. The image of Jesus is His goal.  (John 16:7-15)

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

9:30 A.M. Pam Pickett leads a study of Ruth.

9:30 A.M Libby Garner leads a Beth Moore study for women in the Conference Room.

Monday   2nd & 4th Mondays at 2:00pm. – Led by Vern Schaefer Rotating Hostesses: Herb & Shirley Bernthal, Spike & Dolores Hermes, Joe & Barbara Raleigh, Maxine Reihman.

BABY BOTTLE CAMPAIGN  Please be sure to pick up a baby bottle from the table in the Narthex on your way out of church today.  Fill the bottle with spare change (or a check) and return it to church on Father’s Day.  This is part of the annual Baby Bottle Campaign put on by Loving Choices.  The Outreach Ministry Team had a chance to tour the facility in April and were VERY impressed by what they have to offer.  Loving Choices supports families from “I think I might be pregnant” to 9 months after delivery!  They even have a mobile van (with an ultrasound machine inside) that parks in various locations throughout Northwest Arkansas including the parking lot across from Planned Parenthood in Fayetteville. 

 GREETERS, READERS, VIDEO OPERATORS, OFFICE HELPERS, COUNTERS We are looking ahead to third quarter scheduling.  If you have vacations or other obligations planned during July, August, and September please let us know.  We will not schedule you at times you specify.  Thanks for looking ahead and for all you do.

LIFE THOUGHTS IN THE CHURCH.  Speaking and acting as Gospel-motivated voices for life sometimes meets with frustration and discouragement. Nevertheless, what we call our failures God calls His patience. The sanctity of life is not our project but His holy truth and will. The courageous and compassionate proclamation of it cannot fail to bring forth fruit, however small or slow (Acts 16:13-15). Take heart—He who has overcome the world abides in this cause (John 16:33). (Easter VI)

LIFE QUOTES  “Ascension Day, a holy day falling inconspicuously on a Thursday in May, is the conspicuous declaration that we are not left as orphans. In the same post-resurrection body that He invited Thomas to touch, Jesus invites us to full humanity even today. He ascended with a body, He shares in our humanity, extending His own body even now, promising to return for our own bodies. Christ is preparing a room for us, and we can know it is real because He himself is real.” Jill Carattini, Ravi Zacharias International Ministries –If you wish to support this group, you may do so through their website: www.lutheransforlife.org

 LCMS NATIONAL OFFERING On June 9th we will join with LCMS churches across the nation in taking a special offering to support the LCMS and their mission to spread God’s word to the world.

 YOUTH SUMMER MIX ACTIVITIES Summer is upon us and school is finished for the semester. So it is time to kick back and have some fun! We have many different activites scheduled for our youth this summer and it starts with a BBQ at the Pullmann house on June 5th from 5-7pm. We will be posting in the News and Notes as we draw closer to events. For a full list of events, head to holytrin.org/youth or email cameron@holytrin.org

 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED  Laurie Martin is looking for 4 volunteers to help with steam cleaning the pews in the Sanctuary.  This can be done at the volunteers convenience, but every-thing needs time to dry, so optimally, this should occur in the first part of the week. Doing the cleaning in-house will result in a significant savings.  The last time this was done, it was contracted out for $1,200

 Don’t miss an amazing opportunity to attend Lutheran Night at Arvest Ballpark on TUESDAY, MAY 28TH.  The signup sheet is on the bulletin board in the Narthex.  We met the minimum ticket sales needed to get the discounted rate!  AND, Matt Bolte has generously used a Thrivent Action Team to support this Outreach event, therefore the first 40 tickets are FREE!  Thanks Matt!!  We also plan to provide 10 free tickets to Souls Harbor so they can join us – what a tremendous opportunity to show the men that Holy Trinity loves them and supports their efforts!! 

 THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

May 26 through June 1, 2019

 TODAY

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

Bible Study/Sunday School                              9:30 A.M.

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M.

 MONDAY

Memorial Day (Office Closed)

Cameron’s Day Off

 WEDNESDAY

News & Notes Due                                          12:00 P.M.

 

FRIDAY

Assemble Bulletin                                             1:00 P.M.

 NEXT SUNDAY FEED MY SHEEP

Communion                                                       8:00 A.M.

Bible Study/Sunday School                          9:30 A.M.

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Communion                                                     10:45 A.M.

 FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

 Circuit Church—St. John, Fayetteville:  Pray that God would guide the outreach of the congregation and the assimilation of new members.

 Church Ministry—Music Ministry:  Lord, bless this outstanding group as they lend their talent to your glory.

Pray also for our Military:  Especially remember, Timothy Gibson, son of Harry and Ann Gibson, serving in the U.S. Navy.

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May 19, 2019

May 19, 2019

Communion Service, [5/19] 10:00 AM Unity Sunday (Pastor Schoolcraft)

Pot Luck Lunch and Voter’s Meeting [5/19] Approximately 11:30 am

Worship Service, Sunday [5/26] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Hudak)

Communion Service, [6/2] 8:00 AM and 10:45AM (Pastor Schultz)

Worship Service, [6/9] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Spencer)

Communion Service, [6/16] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Schoolcraft)

Worship Service, [6/23] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Bernthal)

Worship Service, [6/30] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Hudak)

 SPECIAL VOTER’S MEETING  The Call Committee will present the details on the Pastor they recommend to call and the voter’s will vote on the call at a special voters meeting today.  This is a Unity Sunday. Education Hour at 8:45a, one service at 10:00 am with a pot luck dinner and voter’s meeting following the church service.

 PASTOR BERNTHAL’S BIBLE STUDY will hold its final meeting before the summer break on Tuesday, May 21st at noon.  This will be a time of fellowship and sharing and will include lunch.  Stay tuned and we will let you know when this group is ready to resume meeting in the fall.

 THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790 AM) at 12:30 P.M. & The Bott Radio Network at 8 A.M. on 89.3 F.M.  "Up Close and Personal" Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler--You can't get to know a person from a distance. The same is true for knowing God.  (John 15:26-16:4)

 HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

9:30 A.M. Pam Pickett leads a study of Ruth.

9:30 A.M Libby Garner leads a Beth Moore study for women in the Conference Room.

Monday   2nd & 4th Mondays at 2:00pm. – Led by Vern Schaefer Rotating Hostesses: Herb & Shirley Bernthal, Spike & Dolores Hermes, Joe & Barbara Raleigh, Maxine Reihman.

Tuesday  2nd & 4th Tuesdays @ 2:00 pm Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Class

BABY BOTTLE CAMPAIGN  Please be sure to pick up a baby bottle from the table in the Narthex on your way out of church today.  Fill the bottle with spare change (or a check) and return it to church on Father’s Day.  This is part of the annual Baby Bottle Campaign put on by Loving Choices.  The Outreach Ministry Team had a chance to tour the facility in April and were VERY impressed by what they have to offer.  Loving Choices supports families from “I think I might be pregnant” to 9 months after delivery!  They even have a mobile van (with an ultrasound machine inside) that parks in various locations throughout Northwest Arkansas including the parking lot across from Planned Parenthood in Fayetteville. 

 LIFE THOUGHTS IN THE CHURCH.  What God has made clean, do not call common” (Acts 11:9). The same grace that sanctifies our consciences also safeguards the lives of the least of these. By creating them with His own fingers (Psalm 139:13), redeeming them with His own blood (2 Corinth-ians 5:19), and calling them with His own Spirit and Word (Matthew 28:19), the Lord our God has declared every member of our race, including embryos and elderly ones, not only clean but precious. (Easter V)

 LIFE QUOTES  Both before and after their births, our children are precious lives belonging to God and redeemed by Him. (Their mothers are, too.) Each of our days is ordained by Him, including the challenging days of motherhood.” Marie K. MacPherson, author of “Meditations on the Vocation of Motherhood”–If you wish to support this group, you may do so through their website: www.lutheransforlife.org

15 Things God Won't Ask

1.      God won't ask what kind of car you drove, but will ask how many people you drove who did not have transportation.

2.      God won't ask the square footage of your house, but will ask how many people you welcomed into your home.

3.      God won't ask about the fancy clothes you had in your closet, but will ask how many of those clothes helped the needy.

4.      God won't ask about your social status, but will ask what kind of class you displayed.

5.      God won't ask how many material possessions you had, but will ask if they dictated your life.

6.      God won't ask what your highest salary was, but will ask if you compromised your character to obtain that salary.

7.      God won't ask how much overtime you worked, but will ask if you worked overtime for your family and loved ones.

8.      God won't ask how many promotions you received, but will ask how you promoted others.

9.      God won't ask what your job title was, but will ask if you performed your job to the best of your ability.

10. God won't ask what you did to help yourself, but will ask what you did to help others.

11. God won't ask how many friends you had, but will ask how many people to whom you were a true friend.

12. God won't ask what you did to protect your rights, but will ask what you did to protect the rights of others.

13. God won't ask in what neighborhood you lived, but will ask how you treated your neighbors.

14. God won't ask about the color of your skin, but will ask about the content of your character.

15. God won't ask how many times your deeds matched your words, but will ask how many times they didn’t.

Don’t miss an amazing opportunity to attend Lutheran Night at Arvest Ballpark on TUESDAY, MAY 28TH.  The signup sheet is on the bulletin board in the Narthex.  We met the minimum ticket sales needed to get the discounted rate!  AND, Matt Bolte has generously used a Thrivent Action Team to support this Outreach event, therefore the first 40 tickets are FREE!  Thanks Matt!!  We also plan to provide 10 free tickets to Souls Harbor so they can join us – what a tremendous opportunity to show the men that Holy Trinity loves them and supports their efforts!! 

 DELAYED OFFICE OPENING  The office will open on at noon on Friday, May 24th.  Elaine is taking a holiday.  Krista will be here at her usual time to open the Food Pantry.

THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

May 19 through May 25, 2019

 TODAY

Bible Study/Sunday School                              8:45 A.M.

Handbell Choir                                                  8:45 A.M.

Communion                                                     10:00 A.M.

Pot Luck/Voter’s Meeting                              11:30 A.M.

 MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

ESL (Crystal Bridges)                                        6:30 P.M.

 TUESDAY

Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Study                        12:00 P.M.

 WEDNESDAY

Staff Meeting                                                   12:00 P.M.

News & Notes Due                                          12:00 P.M.

ESL (Classroom 1)                                            6:30 P.M.

Praise Group Rehearsal                                    6:00 P.M.

 FRIDAY

Assemble Clarion & Bulletin                            1:00 P.M.

 SATURDAY

Helping Hands                                                   8:00 A.M.

 NEXT SUNDAY

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

Bible Study/Sunday School                              9:30 A.M.

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Communion                                                     10:45 A.M.

 FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

 Circuit Church—LIVING SAVIOR, Bethel Heights:  Pray that God would guide the outreach of the congregation and the assimilation of new members.

 Church Ministry—Church Staff:  Pray that our hearts are always compassionate to those we serve on a daily basis and that God would bless our outreach to the community through the Food Pantry and Pastor’s Care Fund.

 Pray also for our Military:  Especially remember, Timothy Gibson, son of Harry and Ann Gibson, serving in the U.S. Navy.

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May 12, 2019

May 12, 2019

Worship Service, Sunday [5/12] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Schoolcraft)

Communion Service, [5/19] 10:00 AM Unity Sunday (Pastor Schoolcraft)

Pot Luck Lunch and Voter’s Meeting [5/19] Approximately 11:30 am

Worship Service, Sunday [5/26] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Hudak)

 SPECIAL VOTER’S MEETING  The Call Committee will present the details on the Pastor they recommend to call and the voter’s will vote on the call at a special voters meeting next Sunday, May 19.  This will be a Unity Sunday. Education Hour at 8:45a, one service at 10:00 am with a pot luck dinner and voter’s meeting following the church service.

Signup sheets have been posted on the bulletin board.  Let us know what you will bring.  Categories are salads, main dish, dessert, and other (for those things that don’t fit elsewhere).

THANK YOU  From the youth group, Youth Ministry Team, and Cameron for the support for this upcoming National Youth Gathering.  We have hit our fundraising goal! These young people worked very hard and are very excited to take this awesome trip this summer. Thank you!

CORRECTION:  in the latest Clarion it was posted that the Lutheran Nite at Arvest ball park was on May 29th.  That is incorrect.  The correct date for Lutheran nite is May 28th, which is a Tuesday nite.  The sign up on the bulletin board is correct.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790 AM) at 12:30 P.M. & The Bott Radio Network at 8 A.M. on 89.3 F.M.  "Home" Guest Speaker: Dr. Dean Nadasdy With Jesus, we have a home. That's the good news for today. (John 14:1-7)

 HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

9:30 A.M. Pam Pickett leads a study of Ruth.

9:30 A.M Libby Garner leads a Beth Moore study for women in the Conference Room.

Monday   2nd & 4th Mondays at 2:00pm. – Led by Vern Schaefer Rotating Hostesses: Herb & Shirley Bernthal, Spike & Dolores Hermes, Joe & Barbara Raleigh, Maxine Reihman.

Tuesday  2nd & 4th Tuesdays @ 2:00 pm Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Class

LIFE THOUGHTS IN THE CHURCH.  Among motherhood’s greatest works is comforting distraught little ones. Where the world would wipe out lives by murder, the Lamb once slain but raised again mothers us by wiping away our tears (Revelation 7:17). Heavenly Father’s forgiveness and salvation heal even the guilt of abortion, the grief of terminal diagnosis, and the fear of complicated pregnancy. The Hand that rules the world also rocks the cradle. (Easter IV/Mother’s Day)

 LIFE QUOTES  “[I]t does not say that the honoring, serving, and obeying one’s parents is conditional or in response to their earning or deserving it. No, one is to love and cherish them as well as honoring, serving, and obeying them as if they were God Himself … The good news is that where we have obviously failed, Jesus did not. He not only honored His step-father Joseph and his mother Mary, but also His heavenly Father. He offers you His payment for your sin and a place in God’s family, now and forever.” Pastor Ricky Jacob, Jesus Our Savior Lutheran Church and preschool, Winnebago –If you wish to support this group, you may do so through their website: www.lutheransforlife.org

VOLUNTEERS ARE STILL NEEDED on Monday, May 13. Holy Trinity will be one of the Food Pantry's that will reap some of the benefits of the Post Office Carriers food drive. We still need volunteers to help check for expiration dates, sort, and store the food. Please sign up in Narthex or call the office.

 OUTREACH MINISTRY TEAM  A big THANK YOU to everyone who helped provide a chili dinner for the families utilizing the Ronald McDonald House at Mercy Hospital in Rogers.  Volunteers included:  Jan Wildenborg, Shirley Bernthal, Donna Spencer, Libby Garner, Joyce Bauer, Gerri Jennings, and the Bolte family.  It was a huge success!  The staff at the Ronald McDonald House sent the following email after the dinner:

Hello Casey and Church friends!  Thank you again for providing dinner tonight!  I enjoyed getting to meet you and your family, and I wanted to let you know that after you left, the chili was soon devoured!  Family and friends gathered around the dining table to consume your yummy chili dinner, and it was such a nice sight to see.   We appreciate the time and care you spent to provide a delicious meal for our families, and we know the families greatly appreciate it too.  Please send our gratitude to the rest of your church family.

                            Thank you once more – Ronald McDonald Family Room Staff

While we were dropping off the meal, the staff mentioned there several openings to provide meals in the coming months.  If you are interested in providing a dinner on your own or with a small group of friends, please visit www.rmhcofarkoma.org to sign up.  If you need help signing up, please contact Casey Bolte at 479.644.3618    

BABY BOTTLE CAMPAIGN  Please be sure to pick up a baby bottle from the table in the Narthex on your way out of church today.  Fill the bottle with spare change (or a check) and return it to church on Father’s Day.  This is part of the annual Baby Bottle Campaign put on by Loving Choices.  The Outreach Ministry Team had a chance to tour the facility in April and were VERY impressed by what they have to offer.  Loving Choices supports families from “I think I might be pregnant” to 9 months after delivery!  They even have a mobile van (with an ultrasound machine inside) that parks in various locations throughout Northwest Arkansas including the parking lot across from Planned Parenthood in Fayetteville. 

TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME Don’t miss an amazing opportunity to attend Lutheran Night at Arvest Ballpark on TUESDAY, MAY 28TH.  The signup sheet is on the bulletin board in the Narthex.  We met the minimum ticket sales needed to get the discounted rate!  AND, Matt Bolte has generously used a Thrivent Action Team to support this Outreach event, therefore the first 40 tickets are FREE!  Thanks Matt!!  We also plan to provide 10 free tickets to Souls Harbor so they can join us – what a tremendous opportunity to show the men that Holy Trinity loves them and supports their efforts!! 
THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

May 12 through May 18, 2019

 TODAY

Worship                                                          8:00 A.M.

Bible Study/Sunday School                      9:30 A.M.

Handbell Choir                                              9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                          10:45 A.M.

 MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

Sort PO Food Donation                                 9:30 A.M.

ESL (Classroom 1)                                            6:30 P.M.

 TUESDAY

Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Study                        2:00 P.M.

Council Meeting                                                6:30 P.M.

 WEDNESDAY

Staff Meeting                                                   12:00 P.M.

News & Notes Due                                          12:00 P.M.

Clarion Deadline                                             12:00 P.M.

ESL (Classroom 1)                                            6:30 P.M.

Praise Group Rehearsal                                    6:00 P.M.

 FRIDAY

Assemble Bulletin                                             1:00 P.M.

 NEXT SUNDAY (UNITY SUNDAY)

Bible Study/Sunday School                          8:45 A.M.

Handbell Choir                                                  8:45 A.M.

Communion                                                     10:00 A.M.

Pot Luck/Voter’s Meeting                             11:30 A.M.

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

 Circuit Church—BELLA VISTA,  Bella Vista  Pray that we Connect people to Jesus, Grow in our Faith, and Serve our King.

 Church Ministry—Journeymen:  Pray for the men of Holy Trinity, that they may bring others to Christ by letting their life as Christians be a shining example.

 Pray also for our Military:  Especially remember, Timothy Gibson, son of Harry and Ann Gibson, serving in the U.S. Navy.

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May 5, 2019

May 5, 2019

Communion Service, Confirmation Sunday, [5/5] 8:00 AM and 10:45 PM (Pastor Spencer)

Worship Service, Sunday [5/12] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Schoolcraft)

Communion Service, [5/19] 10:00 AM Unity Sunday (Pastor Schoolcraft)

Worship Service, Sunday [5/26] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Hudak)

 CONFIRMATION SUNDAY  Three of our young people, Ellie Griffin, Reanna Dunlap, and Ethan Leech are being confirmed today. Join us during Education Hour, 9:30-10:30a, in the Sanctuary as the confirmands share their testimonies and their faith journey of the last year. After that, there will be a reception in the Life Center.

 FEED MY SHEEP   In addition to Confirmation, today is Feed My Sheep Sunday.  The pantry wagon is out in the Narthex.  Many of your neighbors depend on this food to get them through the emergencies that life sometimes throws at us.  Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

 SPECIAL VOTER’S MEETING  The Call Committee will present the details on the Pastor they recommend to call and the voter’s will vote on the call at a special voters meeting on Sunday, May 19.  This will be a Unity Sunday. Education Hour at 8:45a, one service at 10:00a with a pot luck dinner and voter’s meeting following the church service.

 THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790 AM) at 12:30 P.M. & The Bott Radio Network at 8 A.M. on 89.3 F.M.  “"The Good Fisherman" Guest Speaker: Ryan Tinetti Jesus is not only the Good Shepherd; He's the Good Fisherman, who draws the fish and fills the nets.  (John 21:1-14)

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

9:30 A.M. Pam Pickett leads a study of Ruth.

9:30 A.M Libby Garner leads a Beth Moore study for women in the Conference Room.

9:30 A.M Dave Lehenbauer leads a study for the men in Classroom 2 on the book of Romans.

Monday   2nd & 4th Mondays at 2:00pm. – Led by Vern Schaefer Rotating Hostesses: Herb & Shirley Bernthal, Spike & Dolores Hermes, Joe & Barbara Raleigh, Maxine Reihman.

Tuesday  2nd & 4th Tuesdays @ 2:00 pm Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Class

 LIFE THOUGHTS IN THE CHURCH. Even the one whose faculties are declining and whose dying appears undignified shines in the light of God’s love and power (John 21:18-19). Jesus who rose, reigns, and is returning smuggles blessings in every burden. His gracious guidance speedily and mightily conducts dances out of dirges (Psalm 30:11). And He extends this compassion to every human being without exception (Revelation 5:9)!  (Easter III)

LIFE QUOTES  “Whoa. What a cool thought! Before your parents ever laid eyes on you before they fought over whether to name you John Jr. or Steven, God knew your name and He wanted you as his. In fact, it goes back further than you think. Before God even created the very first parents, He knew you were coming someday and He chose you, specifically you, for his team.” Diane Kerr, Time of Grace –If you wish to support this group, you may do so through their website: www.lutheransforlife.org

HELPING HANDS - Saturday, May 25th is the next volunteer event for Holy Trinity to support Helping Hands. This faith-based organization provides food for around 100 families each week and needs our help to run their store. If you can spare a few hours of time, you will be supporting a great cause and getting an extra discount on merchandise at the same time! Please sign up in the Narthex or see Dave Ferguson. 

VISIT ISRAEL  Have you ever considered visiting the Holy Land?  I know that every person who has done so would encourage you to pray about it and to go.  In fact I can point out several people in our congregation who have been and can tell you all about it.  Why go?  It will deepen your faith in ways you cannot imagine.  When you read the Bible and it talks about places you can say I’ve been there.  You will be able to relate and understand in a new way.  I am leading another group to Israel January 15th – 26th, 2020.  An information packet is on the bulletin board in the Narthex or just contact me and I’ll be glad to give you a copy.  Pam Pickett 479-601-2550 pamsue27@gmail.com

POST OFFICE ANNUAL LETTER CARRIERS FOOD DRIVE  Please tell everyone you know that on Saturday, May 11th, there will be the Rogers Post Office's Annual Letter Carriers Food Drive. This year they need help getting the word out by social media or by word of mouth. To participate in the food drive just leave a bag of food by your mail box on Saturday, May 11th.

On Monday, May 13th, Holy Trinity will be one of the Food Pantry's that will reap some of the benefits of this drive. We will need a volunteer driver with a pick up truck (and at least one volunteer helper) to go to the post office on Monday, May 13th after 9 A.M. to pick up a truck load of food. As we have done in the last couple of years we will need approximately 10 volunteers to help check for expiration dates, sort, and store the food. Please call the office, or email Elaine (elaine@holytrin.org) or Krista (krista@holytrin.org) if you are willing and able to help with this important project. Thank you ~ Krista Malone~

THANK YOU  I would like to thank everyone for your thoughts, prayers, Get Well Cards & gift card. I am happy to be back to work serving the Lord and sharing God's love to others.  I also want to thank Joyce Bauer, Christy Lehenbauer, and Pat Rader, and anyone else that I don't know of, that helped out in the office while I was off work. You are appreciated! Thank you so much. ~ Krista Malone~

LOVING CHOICES BABY BOTTLE CAMPAIGN:  This is an annual community-wide fundraiser for Loving Choices.  Our church has participated for the past several years and it fits well with this year’s Outreach focus of children and local charities.  Be sure to pick up a baby bottle in the Narthex on Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 12th) and fill it with spare change, cash, or a check and return it by Father’s Day (Sunday, June 16). 

THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

May 5 through May 11, 2019

 TODAY CONFIRMATION/FEED MY SHEEP

Communion                                                       8:00 A.M.

Confirmands Testimony                                   9:30 A.M.

Bible Study/Sunday School                              9:30 A.M.

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Communion                                                     10:45 A.M.

 MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

Outreach Team                                                11:30 A.M.

Elder’s Meeting                                                 6:30 P.M.

ESL (Classroom 1)                                            6:30 P.M.

 TUESDAY

Education Team                                                5:30 P.M.

 WEDNESDAY

News & Notes Due                                          12:00 P.M.

ESL (Classroom 1)                                            6:30 P.M.

Choir Rehearsal                                                 6:00 P.M.

 FRIDAY

Assemble Bulletin                                             1:00 P.M.

 NEXT SUNDAY

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

Bible Study/Sunday School                              9:30 A.M.

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M.

 FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

 Circuit Church  GRACE,  Holiday Island  Pray for the love of Jesus to be demonstrated in the lives of our members.

 Church Ministry—Sunday School.  Please pray for our Sunday School program, our teachers, and for continued growth.

Pray also for our Military:  Especially remember, Timothy Gibson, son of Harry and Ann Gibson, serving in the U.S. Navy.

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April 28, 2019

April 28, 2019

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Worship Service, Sunday [4/28] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Bernthal)

Communion Service, Confirmation Sunday, [5/5] 8:00 AM and 10:45 PM (Pastor Spencer)

Worship Service, Sunday [5/12] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Schoolcraft)

Communion Service, [5/19] 8:00 AM and 10:45 PM (Pastor Schoolcraft)

Worship Service, Sunday [5/26] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Hudak)

 FEED MY SHEEP  Going for groceries this week?  Remember to pick up something extra for our Food Pantry.  Bring it with you next Sunday and add it to the pantry wagon in the Narthex.  Many of your neighbors depend on this food to get them through the emergencies that life sometimes throws at us.  Your neighbors are beyond grateful for the help they receive from you.

 CONFIRMATION SUNDAY  Is next Sunday, May 5th. Three of our young people are being confirmed. Ellie Griffin, Reanna Dunlap, and Ethan Leech. Join us during Education Hour, 9:30-10:30a, in the Sanctuary as the confirmands share their testimonies and we share about their faith journey of the last year. After there will be a reception in the Life Center.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790 AM) at 12:30 P.M. & The Bott Radio Network at 8 A.M. on 89.3 F.M.  “Disturbing Cognitive Dissonance"  Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler  Doubt is a normal part of our present human experience. Only the presence of the risen Jesus will overcome it.  (John 20:19-31)

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

9:30 A.M. Pam Pickett leads a study of Ruth.

9:30 A.M Libby Garner leads a Beth Moore study for women in the Conference Room.

9:30 A.M Dave Lehenbauer

leads a study for the men in Classroom 2 on the book of Romans.

Monday   2nd & 4th Mondays at 2:00pm. – Led by Vern Schaefer Rotating Hostesses: Herb & Shirley Bernthal, Spike & Dolores Hermes, Joe & Barbara Raleigh, Maxine Reihman.

Tuesday  2nd & 4th Tuesdays @ 2:00 pm Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Class

 LIFE THOUGHTS IN THE CHURCH.

“Young men and maidens together, old men and children! Let them praise the name of the Lord[!]” (Psalm 148:12-13). Every life—however little, however weak, however seemingly miserable—has been brought forth by our good God for joyful purpose. He takes hold of even the most hopeless-looking situations (Revelation 1:18) to show—and share—His abundant, everlasting life (John 20:27). Behold it, believe it, and receive it!  (Easter II)

 LIFE QUOTES  “Death is the enemy of the human race—an enemy no one can fight or avoid forever. But God has done a new thing—He has raised Jesus Christ from the dead, never to die again. What other god has done anything like that in all the stories and fables? But wait, there’s more. What god has ever promised to share everlasting life with everyone who trusts in Him? Only the true God. Only Jesus.” Daily Devotions from Lutheran Hour Ministries–If you wish to support this group, you may do so through their website: www.lutheransforlife.org

APRIL IS TORNADO AND SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS MONTH  As part of a four-part Emergency Plan Series, the Holy Trinity Safety Team has designated April as Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness month. During this period, members of the congregation will be briefed on what to do during a weather emergency and will be provided instructions on the location of the designated tornado shelter area in the church. Instructional brochures will be provided for each family.

GOOD NEWS REGARDING THE FOOD PANTRY  Krista Malone, our dedicated Office Assistant suffered a fall which resulted in a broken leg.  Krista’s continues to heal and has decided to return to work beginning Monday (at least for a few hours per day).  In my opinion, Krista will still need some volunteer help on Monday, Thursday, and Friday from Noon to 4 pm and on Tuesday from 9 am to 1 pm. You do not need to stay for the full 4 hours.  Any block of time will be helpful.  Your help will be greatly appreciated.  There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board.

HELPING HANDS - Saturday, May 25th is the next volunteer event for Holy Trinity to support Helping Hands. This faith-based organization provides food for around 100 families each week and needs our help to run their store. If you can spare a few hours of time, you will be supporting a great cause and getting an extra discount on merchandise at the same time! Please sign up in the Narthex or see Dave Ferguson. 

VISIT ISRAEL  Have you ever considered visiting the Holy Land?  I know that every person who has done so would encourage you to pray about it and to go.  In fact I can point out several people in our congregation who have been and can tell you all about it.  Why go?  It will deepen your faith in ways you cannot imagine.  When you read the Bible and it talks about places you can say I’ve been there.  You will be able to relate and understand in a new way.  I am leading another group to Israel January 15th – 26th, 2020.  An information packet is on the bulletin board in the Narthex or just contact me and I’ll be glad to give you a copy.  Pam Pickett 479-601-2550 pamsue27@gmail.com

RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE MEAL   Saturday May 4th, we will once again be serving a meal to the families of people staying overnight at the Ronald McDonald House at Mercy Hospital.  These parents are staying overnight due to serious illnesses to their children in the hospital.  We can show Jesus’ love to the parents and children by providing this meal.  The sign-up for this is on the bulletin board.

THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

April 28 through May 4, 2019

 TODAY

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

Bible Study/Sunday School                              9:30 A.M.

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M.

 MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

ESL (Classroom 1)                                            6:30 P.M.

 WEDNESDAY

News & Notes Due                                          12:00 P.M.

Head to Heart                                                    5:00 P.M.

ESL (Classroom 1)                                            6:30 P.M.

Choir Rehearsal                                                 6:00 P.M.

Praise Group Rehearsal                                    7:30 P.M.

 FRIDAY

Assemble Bulletin                                             1:00 P.M.

 NEXT SUNDAY FEED MY SHEEP

Communion                                                       8:00 A.M.

Bible Study/Sunday School                             9:30 A.M.

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Communion                                                     10:45 A.M.

 FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

 Circuit Church  CHRIST,  Siloam Springs:  Pray that the Lord would continue to provide an on-going ministry of Word and Sacrament for Christ Lutheran Church in Siloam Springs and that the congregation would grow in their outreach ministry.

 Church Ministry—Hispanic Ministry Team.  Dear Jesus, pray that we can spread Your message to our neighbors through a common language.

 Pray also for our Military:  Especially remember, Timothy Gibson, son of Harry and Ann Gibson, serving in the U.S. Navy.

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April 21, 2019

April 21, 2019

 

He is Risen! Alleluia, Alleluia

 Communion Service, Easter Sunday [4/21] 7:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Spencer)

HT Youth Easter Breakfast, [4/21] 8:15 A.M.

Worship Service, Sunday [4/28] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Bernthal)

Communion Service, Confirmation Sunday, [5/5] 8:00 AM and 10:45 PM (Pastor Spencer)

Worship Service, Sunday [5/12] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Schoolcraft)

Communion Service, [5/19] 8:00 AM and 10:45 PM (Pastor Schoolcraft)

Worship Service, Sunday [5/26] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Hudak)

THE OFFICE will be closed tomorrow, Easter Monday. 

 ROGERS MAYOR PRAYER BREAKFAST  Thursday May 2nd.  Holy Trinity is sponsoring two tables of 8 people each.  Food service starts at 6:30 AM, and the program starts at 7:00 AM.  This year, the special annual honor will be given to Pastor Besel for his years of service to the City of Rogers.  We already have 10 people signed-up but have room for 6 more.  Sign-up is on the bulletin board.

 THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790 AM) at 12:30 P.M. & The Bott Radio Network at 8 A.M. on 89.3 F.M.  “Cross in the Garden" Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler God is the true Gardener. He brought the soil of His garden into His being to make a new creation.  (John 19:30-20:18)

 HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

9:30 A.M. Pam Pickett leads a study of Ruth.

9:30 A.M Libby Garner leads a Beth Moore study for women in the Conference Room.

9:30 A.M Dave Lehenbauer

leads a study for the men in Classroom 2 on the book of Romans.

Monday   2nd & 4th Mondays at 2:00pm. – Led by Vern Schaefer Rotating Hostesses: Herb & Shirley Bernthal, Spike & Dolores Hermes, Joe & Barbara Raleigh, Maxine Reihman.

Tuesday  2nd & 4th Tuesdays @ 2:00 pm Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Class

 LIFE THOUGHTS IN THE CHURCH.

A surprise pregnancy or an incurable condition can leave us feeling like we have to make friends with death just to keep from suffering alone. But God goes with us as our Savior and Father even into death’s domain (Psalm 16:10). And He never escorts us there without also carrying us through it (Psalm 16:11). We don’t have to surrender a single breath, because every Good Friday finds its Easter Sunday in Jesus!

 EASTER BREAKFAST join us for breakfast in the Life Center starting at 8:15a. All proceeds go to support our youth and their trip to the National Youth Gathering

 LIFE QUOTES  “When the devil speaks, do not believe the lies. Whether your life be young or old, the deceit of death will enter it. You will walk by caskets. You will lie in a hospital bed. You will hear the devil speak in his native language. His lies will come to you just as they did to me. See through his faulty speech. Recognize his broken narrative. Deny every phony word. Christ calls you a Christian, and the devil’s language holds no truth. When the deceit of death enters your life, listen to the truth Christ speaks on this day … ‘He will speak again. You will visit family again. She will greet you again. Christ will rise again.’” Rev. Paul Spaude, Martin Luther College  –If you wish to support this group, you may do so through their website: www.lutheransforlife.org

 APRIL IS TORNADO AND SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS MONTH  As part of a four-part Emergency Plan Series, the Holy Trinity Safety Team has designated April as Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness month. During this period, members of the congregation will be briefed on what to do during a weather emergency and will be provided instructions on the location of the designated tornado shelter area in the church. Instructional brochures will be provided for each family.

 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE FOOD PANTRY  Krista Malone, our dedicated Office Assistant suffered a fall which resulted in a broken leg.  Krista’s orthopedic doctor reports that surgery will not be necessary, however it will be necessary for her to keep the leg immobilized in order for it to heal.  In order for the Food Pantry to remain open at our current level, we need volunteers for Thursday, and Friday from Noon to 4 pm and on Tuesday from 9 am to 1 pm. You do not need to stay for the full 4 hours.  Any block of time will be helpful.  Times that we cannot find a volunteer to staff the pantry will mean closing our doors.  We have place a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board.  Your help will be greatly appreciated.

 HELPING HANDS - Saturday, May 25th is the next volunteer event for Holy Trinity to support Helping Hands. This faith-based organization provides food for around 100 families each week and needs our help to run their store. If you can spare a few hours of time, you will be supporting a great cause and getting an extra discount on merchandise at the same time! Please sign up in the Narthex or see Dave Ferguson. 

VISIT ISRAEL  Have you ever considered visiting the Holy Land?  I know that every person who has done so would encourage you to pray about it and to go.  In fact I can point out several people in our congregation who have been and can tell you all about it.  Why go?  It will deepen your faith in ways you cannot imagine.  When you read the Bible and it talks about places you can say I’ve been there.  You will be able to relate and understand in a new way.  I am leading another group to Israel January 15th – 26th, 2020.  An information packet is on the bulletin board in the Narthex or just contact me and I’ll be glad to give you a copy.  Pam Pickett 479-601-2550 pamsue27@gmail.com

 RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE MEAL   Saturday May 4th, we will once again be serving a meal to the families of people staying overnight at the Ronald McDonald House at Mercy Hospital.  These parents are staying overnight due to serious illnesses to their children in the hospital.  We can show Jesus’ love to the parents and children by providing this meal.  The sign-up for this is on the bulletin board.


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

April 21 through April 27, 2019

TODAY

Communion                                                       7:00 A.M.

Easter Breakfast                                                8:15 A.M.

Bible Study/Sunday School                              9:30 A.M.

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Communion                                                     10:45 A.M.

MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

ESL (Classroom 1)                                            6:30 P.M.

TUESDAY

Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Study                          2:00 P.M.

WEDNESDAY

News & Notes Due                                          12:00 P.M.

Head to Heart                                                    5:00 P.M.

ESL (Classroom 1)                                            6:30 P.M.

Choir Rehearsal                                                 6:00 P.M.

Praise Group Rehearsal                                    7:30 P.M.

FRIDAY

Assemble Clarion & Bulletin                            1:00 P.M.

 NEXT SUNDAY

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

Bible Study/Sunday School                              9:30 A.M.

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M.

 FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

 Circuit Church  HOLY TRINITY,  Rogers:  Pray that God will guide our leaders during the vacancy and will provide a pastor for the congregation to guide them.

 Church Ministry—Financial Stewardship Ministry Team.  Dear Lord, we pray for guidance for our Stewardship Team.  Help them to gently teach our congregation about our financial needs.

 Pray also for our Military:  Especially remember, Timothy Gibson, son of Harry and Ann Gibson, serving in the U.S. Navy.

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April 14, 2019

April 14, 2019

 April 14, 2019

Worship Service, Unity Sunday, [4/14] 10:00 AM (Pastor Hudak)

Maundy Thursday, Communion [4/18] 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM (Pastor Schultz)

Good Friday, [4/19] 7:00 P.M Service (Pastor Schultz)

Communion Service, Easter Sunday [4/21] 7:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Spencer)

HT Youth Easter Breakfast, [4/21] 8:15 A.M.

Worship Service, Sunday [4/28] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Bernthal)

Communion Service, Confirmation Sunday, [5/5] 8:00 AM and 10:45 PM (Pastor Spencer)

Worship Service, Sunday [5/12] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Schoolcraft)

Communion Service, [5/19] 8:00 AM and 10:45 PM (Pastor Schoolcraft)

Worship Service, Sunday [5/26] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Hudak)

UNITY SUNDAY – APRIL 14  Reminder that today is a Unity Sunday with Education hour at 8:45am and one service at 10:00am. Following the service is a lunch and voters meeting.  Lunch will be provided by our youth as a fundraiser for the National Youth Gather. The menu is pork bbq or meatloaf with green beans and mashed potatoes, a chicken salad entrée, along with burger and chicken nugget options.

BIBLE CLASS CHANGE  Starting today, Pam Pickett’s class will be studying the book of Ruth.  If you are not currently in a Bible class please join us.  Ruth is a short book but has some really great things to teach us.  See you then!

THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790 AM) at 12:30 P.M. & The Bott Radio Network at 8 A.M. on 89.3 F.M.  “He Loved Them to the End"
Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
We are people of diverse backgrounds drawn together by Jesus. We want to share His life with you. (John 13/18/19)

 HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

9:30 A.M. Pam Pickett leads a study of Ruth.

9:30 A.M Libby Garner leads a Beth Moore study for women in the Conference Room.

9:30 A.M Dave Lehenbauer

leads a study for the men in Classroom 2 on the book of Romans.

Monday   2nd & 4th Mondays at 2:00pm. – Led by Vern Schaefer Rotating Hostesses: Herb & Shirley Bernthal, Spike & Dolores Hermes, Joe & Barbara Raleigh, Maxine Reihman.

Tuesday  2nd & 4th Tuesdays @ 2:00 pm Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Class

LIFE THOUGHTS IN THE CHURCH.

– Our Almighty Maker reserves the right and responsibility for decisions about life and death (Deuteronomy 32:39). Jesus has earned this authority by swallowing up death in His crucifixion. And He has proven Himself trustworthy in life-and-death matters by bringing forth joy even from sorrow in His resurrection. What a great relief! The times and terms of human lives and deaths rest securely in His loving and saving hand. (Palm Sunday)

 EASTER BREAKFAST Next Sunday, join us for breakfast in the Life Center starting at 8:15a. All proceeds go to support our youth and their trip to the National Youth Gathering. If you want donate food for this event, check the bulletin board in the narthex for donation slips.

 LIFE QUOTES  “This Sunday, the church [invites] the world to remem-ber the One who comes into the midst of a very fickle humanity—duplicity, defeat, violence, injustice, pain, and all. He comes near to good and bad intentions, near the ashes of what was meant to be honor, the ruins of attempts on our own. And despite our oscillating thoughts, despite the sin we cannot leave, He invites us into a disruptively different sort of story of defeat. The Son has made his triumphal entry. And yet He comes to bring us the cross, to the one sacrifice that speaks to the world’s pain.” Jill Carattini, Ravi Zacharias International Ministries – –If you wish to support this group, you may do so through their website: www.lutheransforlife.org

 HISPANIC MINISTRY needs your help! Want to make a difference in your community?  We do that.  Every Monday and Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 8:00 English as a Second Language class for free to anyone who wants to come.  We have 13 students this semester and need your help ! Please contact Peggy Jones at 479-633-2050 if you have an hour or so to spare each week.  We can put you right to work!!

APRIL IS TORNADO AND SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS MONTH  As part of a four-part Emergency Plan Series, the Holy Trinity Safety Team has designated April as Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness month. During this period, members of the congregation will be briefed on what to do during a weather emergency and will be provided instructions on the location of the designated tornado shelter area in the church. Instructional brochures will be provided for each family.

 In the future you will receive additional Emergency Plan instructions for Active Shooter, Medical Emergencies and Fires.  

 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE FOOD PANTRY  Krista Malone, our dedicated Office Assistant suffered a fall which resulted in a broken leg.  Krista’s orthopedic doctor reports that surgery will not be necessary, however it will be necessary for her to keep the leg immobilized in order for it to heal.  In order for the Food Pantry to remain open at our current level, we need volunteers for  Thursday, and Friday from Noon to 4 pm and on Tuesday from 9 am to 1 pm. You do not need to stay for the full 4 hours.  Any block of time will be helpful.  Times that we cannot find a volunteer to staff the pantry will mean closing our doors.  Please call or email Elaine or Cameron if you can help.

HELPING HANDS - Saturday, May 25th is the next volunteer event for Holy Trinity to support Helping Hands. This faith-based organization provides food for around 100 families each week and needs our help to run their store. If you can spare a few hours of time, you will be supporting a great cause and getting an extra discount on merchandise at the same time! Please sign up in the Narthex or see Dave Ferguson. 

 VISIT ISRAEL  Have you ever considered visiting the Holy Land?  I know that every person who has done so would encourage you to pray about it and to go.  In fact I can point out several people in our congregation who have been and can tell you all about it.  Why go?  It will deepen your faith in ways you cannot imagine.  When you read the Bible and it talks about places you can say I’ve been there.  You will be able to relate and understand in a new way.  I am leading another group to Israel January 15th – 26th, 2020.  An information packet is on the bulletin board in the Narthex or just contact me and I’ll be glad to give you a copy.  Pam Pickett 479-601-2550 pamsue27@gmail.com


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

April 14 through April 19, 2019

 TODAY (Unity Sunday)

Bible Study/Sunday School                              8:45 A.M.

Handbell Choir                                                  8:45 A.M.

Worship                                                           10:00 A.M.

Voter’s Meeting                                               11:30 A.M.

HYT Café                                                          12:00 P.M.

 MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

Clarion Deadline                                             12:00 P.M.

ESL (Classroom 1)                                            6:30 P.M.

 WEDNESDAY

News & Notes Due                                          12:00 P.M.

Head to Heart                                                    5:00 P.M.

ESL (Classroom 1)                                            6:30 P.M.

Choir Rehearsal                                                 6:00 P.M.

Praise Group Rehearsal                                    7:30 P.M.

 MAUNDY THURSDAY

Communion                                                     10:00 A.M.

Communion                                                       7:00 P.M.

 FRIDAY

Assemble Bulletin                                             1:00 P.M.

Tenebrae                                                            7:00 P.M.

 NEXT SUNDAY EASTER

Communion                                                       7:00 A.M.

Easter Breakfast                                                8:15 A.M.

Bible Study/Sunday School                              9:30 A.M.

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Communion                                                     10:45 A.M.

 FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

 Circuit Church  MESSIAH,  Pea Ridge:  Pray for the complete recovery of Pastor Mayer and the ongoing outreach of Messiah in the Pea Ridge and Bella Vista communities.

 Church Ministry—Fellowship Ministry Team:  Lord, bless the busy, helping hands of our congregation as they prepare the many meals that often precede services and help soothe the pain of those grieving the loss of loved ones.

 Pray also for our Military:  Especially remember, Timothy Gibson, son of Harry and Ann Gibson, serving in the U.S. Navy.

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April 7, 2019

April 7, 2019

Communion Service, Sunday [4/7] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Schoolcraft)

Worship Service, Wednesday Lent 6, [4/10] 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM (Pastor Schultz)

Worship Service, Unity Sunday, [4/14] 10:00 AM (Pastor Hudak)

Maundy Thursday, Communion [4/18] 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM (Pastor Schultz)

Good Friday, [4/19] 7:00 P.M Service (Pastor Schultz)

Communion Service, Easter Sunday [4/21] 7:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Spencer)

HT Youth Easter Breakfast, [4/21] 8:15 A.M.

Worship Service, Sunday [4/28] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Bernthal)

Soup Supper [Each Wednesday in Lent] 5:30 PM to 6:45 PM

 UNITY SUNDAY – APRIL 14  Reminder that April 14th is a Unity Sunday with Education hour at 8:45a and one service at 10:00a. Following the service is a lunch and voters meeting. Lunch will be provided by our youth as a fundraiser for the National Youth Gather. The menu is pork bbq or meatloaf with green beans and mashed potatoes, a chicken salad entrée, along with burger and chicken nugget options.

BIBLE CLASS CHANGE  Starting April 14th Pam Pickett’s class will be studying the book of Ruth.  If you are not currently in  a Bible class please join us.  Ruth is a short book but has some really great things to teach us.  See you then!

 FEED MY SHEEP  This is Feed My Sheep Sunday.  Please remember your less fortunate brothers and sisters.  Place your donation in the wagon in the Narthex.  It is greatly appreciated.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790 AM) at 12:30 P.M. & The Bott Radio Network at 8 A.M. on 89.3 F.M.  “The Darkness Has Not Overcome It"  Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler:  God works through the darkness to overcome the darkness. Even in history's darkest moment, the light is still shining. (John 12:37-50)

 HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

9:30 A.M. Pam Pickett leads a study of Ruth.

9:30 A.M Libby Garner leads a Beth Moore study for women in the Conference Room.

9:30 A.M Dave Lehenbauer

leads a study for the men in Classroom 2 on the book of Romans.

Monday   2nd & 4th Mondays at 2:00pm. – Led by Vern Schaefer Rotating Hostesses: Herb & Shirley Bernthal, Spike & Dolores Hermes, Joe & Barbara Raleigh, Maxine Reihman.

Tuesday  2nd & 4th Tuesdays @ 2:00 pm Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Class

LIFE THOUGHTS IN THE CHURCH.

Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy!” (Psalm 126:5). Choosing life isn’t always easy. Enduring illnesses, giving birth, caring for children, and speaking truth in love often involve suffering. However, our good Lord forms all people—and their circumstances—for Himself. And life received from Him brings celebrations that eclipse all sorrows. Whoever trusts Christ’s grace will also take hold of His glory (Philippians 3:8-11).

LIFE QUOTES  Jesus came to save us, to show love to us; He came because He is pro-life, pro-eternal life, and He came to give eternal life to you, to me, to those children unwanted by anyone else, to those mothers who have fallen into sin, to the disabled and elderly forgotten by everyone else. Jesus came for you, not to condemn you, but to save you. He came to destroy death with all of its power over us, and His Easter victory, which we will celebrate very soon, is a day of life, eternal life, for all.” Rev. Christopher Maronde, pastor of Saint John Lutheran Church, Decatur, Indiana (Lent V)  –If you wish to support this group, you may do so through their website: www.lutheransforlife.org

LOST AND FOUND  A jar of soup labels was found in the church.  Please call the office to claim.

 HISPANIC MINISTRY needs your help! Want to make a difference in your community?  We do that.  Every Monday and Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 8:00 English as a Second Language class for free to anyone who wants to come.  We have 13 students this semester and need your help ! Please contact Peggy Jones at 479-633-2050 if you have an hour or so to spare each week.  We can put you right to work!!

 APRIL IS TORNADO AND SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS MONTH  As part of a four-part Emergency Plan Series, the Holy Trinity Safety Team has designated April as Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness month. During this period, members of the congregation will be briefed on what to do during a weather emergency and will be provided instructions on the location of the designated tornado shelter area in the church. Instructional brochures will be provided for each family.

In the future you will receive additional Emergency Plan instructions for Active Shooter, Medical Emergencies and Fires.  

NEWS AND NOTES  Last Sunday’s edition of New and Notes contained duplicate second and third pages.  I apologize for the error.  This makes a really good case for receiving the electronic version since the error occurred in the printing process. 

 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE FOOD PANTRY  Krista Malone, our dedicated Office Assistant suffered a fall which resulted in a broken knee.  As of now, her prognosis is unknown.  Time and medical appointments will tell us more, but presently we are looking at a minimum two week duration.  In order for the Food Pantry to remain open at our current level, we need volunteers for Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from Noon to 4 pm and on Tuesday from 9 am to 1 pm.  Times that we cannot find a volunteer to staff the pantry will mean closing our doors.  Please call or email Elaine or Cameron if you can help.

OUTREACH MINISTRY TEAM  Thank you SO much to everyone that helped provide a spaghetti dinner on Saturday to the families utilizing the Ronald McDonald House area at Mercy in Rogers.  The meal was much appreciated!  If you missed out on helping with this meal, no worries - we are doing it again on Saturday, May 4th.  A signup sheet is on the permanent bulletin board in the Narthex.  This is a really easy outreach opportunity that anyone can do.  Feeling adventurous and want to do this on your own or with a group of friends?  It’s easy!  Go to www.rmhcofarkoma.org.  Click on Get Involved and then choose Share-A-Meal from the drop down menu.  Choose the Rogers location on the next screen and you can see a calendar with available dates through the end of July.  If you have any questions, please contact a member of the Outreach Ministry Team.  Thank you!!

THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

April 7 through April 13, 2019

TODAY (FEED MY SHEEP)

Communion                                                       8:00 A.M.

Bible Study/Sunday School                              9:30 A.M.

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Communion                                                     10:45 A.M.

MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

ESL (Classroom 1)                                            6:30 P.M.    

TUESDAY

Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Study                          2:00 P.M.

WEDNESDAY

Lent 6 Worship                                               10:00 A.M.

Staff Meeting                                                   12:00 P.M.

News & Notes Due                                          12:00 P.M.

Head to Heart                                                    5:00 P.M.

Lent Supper                                                       5:30 P.M.

ESL (Classroom 1)                                            6:30 P.M.

Choir Rehearsal                                                 6:00 P.M.

Lent 6 Worship                                                 7:00 P.M.

 FRIDAY

Assemble Bulletin                                             1:00 P.M.

 NEXT SUNDAY UNITY SUNDAY

Bible Study/Sunday School                              8:45 A.M.

Handbell Choir                                                  8:45 A.M.

Communion                                                     10:00 A.M.

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March 31, 2019

March 31, 2019

Worship Service, Sunday [3/31] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Spencer)

Worship Service, Wednesday Lent 5, [4/3] 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM (Pastor Schultz)

Communion Service, Sunday [4/7] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Schoolcraft)

Worship Service, Wednesday Lent 6, [4/10] 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM (Pastor Schultz)

Worship Service, Unity Sunday, [4/14] 10:00 AM (Pastor Hudak)

Maundy Thursday, Communion [4/18] 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM (Pastor Schultz)

Good Friday, [4/19] 7:00 P.M Service (Pastor Schultz)

Communion Service, Easter Sunday [4/21] 7:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Spencer)

HT Youth Easter Breakfast, [4/21] 8:15 A.M.

Worship Service, Sunday [4/28] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Bernthal)

Soup Supper [Each Wednesday in Lent] 5:30 PM to 6:45 PM

 APRIL IS TORNADO AND SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS MONTH  As part of a four-part Emergency Plan Series, the Holy Trinity Safety Team has designated April as Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness month. During this period, members of the congregation will be briefed on what to do during a weather emergency and will be provided instructions on the location of the designated tornado shelter area in the church. Instructional brochures will be provided for each family.

In the future you will receive additional Emergency Plan instructions for Active Shooter, Medical Emergencies and Fires.  

THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790 AM) at 12:30 P.M. & The Bott Radio Network at 8 A.M. on 89.3 F.M.  “Life Worth Living"  Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler  Jesus calls us to hate life in this world, not because he wants hateful people. Rather, he wants us to more deeply love true life. (John 12:12-36)

 HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

9:30 A.M. Pam Pickett leads a study of Joshua.

9:30 A.M Libby Garner leads a Beth Moore study for women in the Conference Room.

9:30 A.M Dave Lehenbauer leads a study for the men in Classroom 2 on the book of Romans.

Monday   2nd & 4th Mondays at 2:00pm. – Led by Vern Schaefer Rotating Hostesses: Herb & Shirley Bernthal, Spike & Dolores Hermes, Joe & Barbara Raleigh, Maxine Reihman.

Tuesday  2nd & 4th Tuesdays @ 2:00 pm Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Class

LIFE THOUGHTS IN THE CHURCH. Many who take part in violence against life feel like prodigals (Luke 15:13). Our Lord never ceases to see Himself as Father even to these (Luke 15:22-24). He breaks His heart open as much for them as for their victims. He keeps reaching out in reconcilia-tion with the relief, healing, and cheer they seek. We know the way to our generous God because He has guided us on that way Himself.  (Lent IV)

LIFE QUOTES  God is the ultimate Designer. He designed the greatest good the world has ever seen to come from the most heinous evil mankind has ever produced. You are never too stained for God to love. When you are feeling weak and foolish, give thanks to God for that, because that’s exactly the kind of person that God likes to use.” Rev. Dan Larsen, pastor of Bethany Lutheran Church, Wabasso, Minnesota, and Trinity Lutheran Church, Sanborn, Minnesota –If you wish to support this group, you may do so through their website: www.lutheransforlife.org

HISPANIC MINISTRY needs your help! Want to make a difference in your community?  We do that.  Every Monday and Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 8:00 we offer both a beginning and an intermediate English as a Second Language class for free to anyone who wants to come.  We make friends for life and help to improve our friends' lives by teaching them English and loving them.  We have 13 students this semester and need your help ! Please contact Peggy Jones at 479-633-2050 if you have an hour or so to spare each week.  We can put you right to work!!

 RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE DINNER After a long day at the hospital, there’s nothing more appreciated than a home-cooked meal.  Let’s get together and prepare a comforting meal for families utilizing the Ronald McDonald house area at Mercy Hospital in Rogers.  The Outreach Ministry team has committed our church to serve dinner on Saturday, April 6th.  Please use the sign-up sheet in the Narthex to provide part of the meal.  Items are due at church by 4:00pm on that Saturday.  We won’t know how many people we will be serving until the day before – plan on 8 to 20 people.  As soon as we find out, we will call, text, or email you with the headcount – so please be sure to list a phone number or email when you sign up.  THANK YOU!!

GREETER NEEDED  We still need a greeter for the early service (7:00 am) on Easter Sunday.  Maxine Reihman has graciously said she would serve, but this is EASTER SUNDAY, she will need help.  Hope one of you will say yes.  Let the office know.

 FEED MY SHEEP  Next week is Feed My Sheep Sunday.  Please remember your less fortunate brothers and sisters.  Place your donation in the wagon in the Narthex.  It is greatly appreciated.

 PINOCHLE CARDS  March winds, April showers and pinochle cards on Friday,

April 5th in the fellowship hall starting at 5:30 pm.  Come on out all you

regulars and new comers for fellowship & refreshments.  We will set-up at 5 pm & begin play at 5:30.  Don't forget your treat, um!  um!

 LOST AND FOUND  A jar of soup labels was found in the church.  Please call the office to claim.

LENT – AN EARLY START TO SPRING CLEANING  Although Lent often starts before Spring, it is an appropriate time for spring cleaning.  The Word “Lent” comes from old German and English words for “Spring.”  So while it may be too soon to open windows or hang clothes on a line, this is an ideal time for spiritual spring cleaning.  Lent calls us to examine our beliefs, confess and dispose of old grudges and selfish habits, dust off our Bibles for a new routine of study and prayer, air out our hearts and brighten our attitudes.  “Lent Cleaning” lets the Holy Spirit freshen our faith – and it is never to early for that.

        Adapted from The Newsletter Newsletter

THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

March 31 through April 6, 2019

TODAY

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

Bible Study/Sunday School                              9:30 A.M.

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M.

 MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

Outreach Team                                               11:30 A.M.

Elder’s Meeting                                                 6:30 P.M.

ESL (Classroom 1)                                            6:30 P.M.    

 TUESDAY

Education Team                                                5:30 P.M.

 WEDNESDAY

Lent 5 Worship                                               10:00 A.M.

News & Notes Due                                          12:00 P.M.

ESL (Classroom 1)                                            6:30 P.M.

Head to Heart                                                    5:00 P.M.

Lent Supper                                                       5:30 P.M.

Choir Rehearsal                                                 6:00 P.M.

Lent 5 Worship                                                 7:00 P.M.

 FRIDAY

Assemble Bulletin                                             1:00 P.M.

 NEXT SUNDAY FEED MY SHEEP

Communion                                                       8:00 A.M.

Bible Study/Sunday School                              9:30 A.M.

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Communion                                                     10:45 A.M.

 FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

 Circuit Church  SALEM,   Springdale  Pray that God would bless us with a greater level of commitment to the ministry God has given to us.

 Church Ministry—Outreach Ministry Team  Dear God, bless the helping hands that serve You by helping others who are in need.  Amen.

 Pray also for our Military:  Especially remember, Timothy Gibson, son of Harry and Ann Gibson, serving in the U.S. Navy.

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March 24, 2019

March 24, 2019

Worship Service, Sunday [3/24] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Hudak)

Worship Service, Wednesday Lent 4, [3/27] 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM (Pastor Schultz)

Worship Service, Sunday [3/31] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Spencer)

Worship Service, Wednesday Lent 5, [4/3] 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM (Pastor Schultz)

Communion Service, Sunday [4/7] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Schoolcraft)

Worship Service, Wednesday Lent 6, [4/10] 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM (Pastor Schultz)

Worship Service, Unity Sunday, [4/14] 10:00 AM (Pastor Hudak)

Maundy Thursday, [4/18] 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM (Pastor Schultz)

Good Friday, [4/19] 7:00 P.M Service (Pastor Schultz)

Communion Service, Easter Sunday [4/21] 7:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Spencer)

HT Youth Easter Breakfast, [4/21] 8:15 A.M.

Worship Service, Sunday [4/28] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Bernthal)

Soup Supper [Each Wednesday in Lent] 5:30 PM to 6:45 PM

 THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790 AM) at 12:30 P.M. & The Bott Radio Network at 8 A.M. on 89.3 F.M.  “Death Doesn't End the Story" Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler When you hear a person's story, it's hard not to like them. See what happens when you listen to the story of Jesus.  (John 11)

 HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

8:45 A.M. Pam Pickett leads a study of Joshua.

8:45 A.M Libby Garner leads a Beth Moore study for women in the Conference Room.

8:45 A.M Dave Lehenbauer

leads a study for the men in Classroom 2 on the book of Romans.

Monday   2nd & 4th Mondays at 2:00pm. – Led by Vern Schaefer Rotating Hostesses: Herb & Shirley Bernthal, Spike & Dolores Hermes, Joe & Barbara Raleigh, Maxine Reihman.

Tuesday  2nd & 4th Tuesdays @ 2:00 pm Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Class

LIFE THOUGHTS IN THE CHURCHGod finds no pleasure in death (Ezekiel 33:11), whether of the wicked or of the innocent. Neither will we, particularly since He has delivered us instead into the position of watchmen for life (Ezekiel 33:7). We have responsibility for warning about the evils of abortion, embryo experiments, and physician-assisted suicide (Ezekiel 33:8). And we get the privilege of winning over hearts, rescuing eternities, and making brothers of neighbors (Ezekiel 33:14-16) by the Gospel of His unconditional love. (Lent III)

LIFE QUOTES  The Virgin Mary’s womb became the dwelling place of the Second Person of the Holy Trinity, the Word by whom all things were made. Within the first month, the heart of the Logos in human flesh was beating, like ours, with electrical impulses, pumping blood through His body, blood He would later shed for our sins. But the full miracle of the Incarnation was not just in seeing the Man in the flesh but much more: in Mary’s Son we saw with our eyes real things that are only visible by their effects: divine mercy, love, compassion, faith, meekness, and justice “ James M. Kushiner, The Fellowship of St. James –If you wish to support this group, you may do so through their website: www.lutheransforlife.org

 GREETERS, READERS, VIDEO OPERATORS, OFFICE HELPERS.   Second Quarter schedules are in your mailbox.  Please note that April 14th will be a Unity Sunday with only one service at 10:00 am.  Easter Sunday is April 21st and our regular 8:00 am service will be at 7:00 am. 

THANK YOU to Diane Williams who made some lovely new floral arrangements for our narthex area. The outreach team is looking at ways we can do a bit of a refresh in our foyer/narthex space to make it more welcoming and useful. Stay tuned!
DIGITAL NEWS AND NOTES  Holy Trinity is trying to cut back on the amount of printing that we do every week and you can help! Beginning this week, we will be cutting back on the number of News & Notes we print. Don’t worry, you will still be able to get a physical copy on Sunday if you want one.   Printed copies are available in the Narthex.  However, if you prefer a digital copy, you can always go to holytrin.org/newsandnotes to view it there. Additionally, if you would like a copy emailed to you for your viewing convenience, send an email to office@holytrin.org asking to be placed on the email list for News and Notes.  Please include your email address in the body of your email.  Yes, it comes through in the address line, but it is much easier for us to copy it from the body of the email.  Thank you for your help!   

HISPANIC MINISTRY needs your help! Want to make a difference in your community?  We do that.  Every Monday and Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 8:00 we offer both a beginning and an intermediate English as a Second Language class for free to anyone who wants to come.  We make friends for life and help to improve our friends' lives by teaching them English and loving them.  We have 13 students this semester and need your help ! Please contact Peggy Jones at 479-633-2050 if you have an hour or so to spare each week.  We can put you right to work!!

 NO HEAD TO THE HEART CONFRIMATION THIS WEDNESDAY Enjoy your spring break but that doesn’t mean you can’t come to Lent service.

RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE After a long day at the hospital, there’s nothing more appreciated than a home-cooked meal.  Let’s get together and prepare a comforting meal for families utilizing the Ronald McDonald house area at Mercy Hospital in Rogers.  The Outreach Ministry team has committed our church to serve dinner on Saturday, April 6th.  Please use the sign-up sheet in the Narthex to provide part of the meal.  Items are due at church by 4:00pm on that Saturday.  We won’t know how many people we will be serving until the day before – plan on 8 to 20 people.  As soon as we find out, we will call, text, or email you with the headcount – so please be sure to list a phone number or email when you sign up.  THANK YOU!!

THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

March 24 through March 30, 2019

TODAY

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

Bible Study/Sunday School                              9:30 A.M.

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M.

MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

ESL (Classroom 1)                                            6:30 P.M.    

WEDNESDAY

Lent 4 Worship                                               10:00 A.M.

News & Notes Due                                          12:00 P.M.

ESL (Classroom 1)                                            6:30 P.M.

Head to Heart                                                    5:00 P.M.

Lent Supper                                                       5:30 P.M.

Choir Rehearsal                                                 6:00 P.M.

Lent 4 Worship                                                 7:00 P.M.

 FRIDAY

Assemble Bulletin                                             1:00 P.M.

 NEXT SUNDAY

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

Bible Study/Sunday School                              9:30 A.M.

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M.

 FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

 Circuit Church  RESTORATION,  Fayetteville  For those who gather as Restoration Lutheran Church.

 Church Ministry—Education Ministry Team  Lord, give this team a burning desire to educate and share their love of you.

 Pray also for our Military:  Especially remember, Timothy Gibson, son of Harry and Ann Gibson, serving in the U.S. Navy.

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March 17, 2019

March 17, 2019

Communion Service, Sunday [3/17] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Schoolcraft)

Worship Service, Wednesday Lent 3, [3/20] 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM (Pastor Schultz)

Worship Service, Sunday [3/24] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Hudak)

Worship Service, Wednesday Lent 4, [3/27] 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM (Pastor Schultz)

Worship Service, Sunday [3/31] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Spencer)

Worship Service, Wednesday Lent 5, [4/3] 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM (Pastor Schultz)

Communion Service, Sunday [4/7] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Schoolcraft)

Worship Service, Wednesday Lent 6, [4/10] 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM (Pastor Schultz)

Worship Service, Unity Sunday, [4/14] 10:00 AM (Pastor Hudak)

Maundy Thursday, [4/18] 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM (Pastor Schultz)

Good Friday, [4/19] 7:00 P.M Service (Pastor Schultz)

Communion Service, Easter Sunday [4/21] 7:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Spencer)

HT Youth Easter Breakfast, [4/21] 8:15 A.M.

Worship Service, Sunday [4/28] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Bernthal)

Soup Supper [Each Wednesday in Lent] 5:30 PM to 6:45 PM

THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790 AM) at 12:30 P.M. & The Bott Radio Network at 8 A.M. on 89.3 F.M.  “Ba-a-ah" Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler:  Strikingly, Jesus refers to his people both as "sheep" and as "gods" (Psalm 82). How does that work?              (John 10)

 HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

8:45 A.M. Pam Pickett leads a study of Joshua.

8:45 A.M Libby Garner leads a Beth Moore study for women in the Conference Room.

8:45 A.M Dave Lehenbauer leads a study for the men in Classroom 2 on the book of Romans.

Monday   2nd & 4th Mondays at 2:00pm. – Led by Vern Schaefer Rotating Hostesses: Herb & Shirley Bernthal, Spike & Dolores Hermes, Joe & Barbara Raleigh, Maxine Reihman.

Tuesday  2nd & 4th Tuesdays @ 2:00 pm Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Class

LIFE THOUGHTS IN THE CHURCH

My body, my choice? We don’t have to settle for so little. Each human body belongs to the Lord Jesus Christ (Philippians 3:20-21)! He paid by dying and rising to make it His twice over. He is perfecting it after the pattern of His own glorified body. Even on earth and amid adversity, He declares and demonstrates His heavenly kingdom through our bodies. My body, God’s gift! His bidding, my delight!  (Lent II)

 LIFE QUOTES  To be pro-life is to show that all life is precious, that the community of faith is there to support and help with every child. To be pro-life is to visit the elderly in the nursing home, to give them the dignity that they have as children of God. To be pro-life is to love the mothers, to love these women who are caught by circumstances, to help them with physical as well as spiritual needs.” Rev. Christopher Maronde, pastor of Saint John Lutheran Church, Decatur, Indiana –If you wish to support this group, you may do so through their website: www.lutheransforlife.org

 2019 DIRECTORY copies are available on the Giving Table in the Narthex.  Please help yourself.

CANIDATE QUESTIONS The Call Committee will soon be interviewing potential candidates for resident pastor of Holy Trinity and they would like your input. Please return your questions to call committee member no later than TODAY!

 GREETERS, READERS, VIDEO OPERATORS, OFFICE HELPERS.   Second Quarter schedules are in your mailbox.  Please note that April 14th will be a Unity Sunday with only one service at 10:00 am.  Easter Sunday is April 21st and our regular 8:00 am service will be at 7:00 am. 

DIGITAL NEWS AND NOTES  Holy Trinity is trying to cut back on the amount of printing that we do every week and you can help! Beginning this week, we will be cutting back on the number of News & Notes we print. Don’t worry, you will still be able to get a physical copy on Sunday if you want one.   Printed copies are available on the giving table in the Narthex.  However, if you prefer a digital copy, you can always go to holytrin.org/newsandnotes to view it there. Additionally, if you would like a copy emailed to you for your viewing convenience, send an email to office@holytrin.org asking to be placed on the email list for News and Notes.  Please include your email address in the body of your email.  Yes, it comes through in the address line, but it is much easier for us to copy it from the body of the email.  Thank you for your help!   

HISPANIC MINISTRY needs your help! Want to make a difference in your community?  We do that.  Every Monday and Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 8:00 we offer both a beginning and an intermediate English as a Second Language class for free to anyone who wants to come.  We make friends for life and help to improve our friends' lives by teaching them English and loving them.  We have 13 students this semester and need your help ! Please contact Peggy Jones at 479-633-2050 if you have an hour or so to spare each week.  We can put you right to work!!

 PORTALS OF PRAYER  The second quarter issue  is available in the Narthex.  Please help yourself!

VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION BREAKFAST  Our church is full of people who volunteer their time to the benefit of the church and God’s ministry. Some run our screens or sound board, others teach our children, young people, or adults. Some stuff bulletins every week and others keep the building in repair. The list can go on and on. If you are one of these awesome people, you are invited to breakfast, put on by the Elders and Journeymen, between services today to show that we notice the work you do and we appreciate it. 

NO HEAD TO THE HEART CONFRIMATION THIS WEDNESDAY Enjoy your spring break but that doesn’t mean you can’t come to Lent service.
THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

March 17 through March 22, 2019

TODAY

Communion                                                       8:00 A.M.

Bible Study/Sunday School                              9:30 A.M.

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Communion                                                     10:45 A.M.

MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

ESL (Classroom 1)                                            6:30 P.M.    

WEDNESDAY

Lent 3 Worship                                               10:00 A.M.

News & Notes Due                                          12:00 P.M.

ESL (Classroom 1)                                            6:30 P.M.

Head to Heart                                                    5:00 P.M.

Lent Supper                                                       5:30 P.M.

Choir Rehearsal                                                 6:00 P.M.

Lent 3 Worship                                                 7:00 P.M.

FRIDAY

Assemble Clarion & Bulletin                            1:00 P.M.

NEXT SUNDAY

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

Bible Study/Sunday School                              9:30 A.M.

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M.

 FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

 Circuit Church  ST. J0HN,  Fayetteville   Pray that God would guide the outreach of the congregation and the assimilation of new members. 

 Church Ministry—Trustees,  Pray for this dedicated group as they tend to their ministry and keep Holy Trinity’s physical house in order.

Pray also for our Military:  Especially remember, Timothy Gibson, son of Harry and Ann Gibson, serving in the U.S. Navy.

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March 10, 2019

March 10, 2019

Worship Service, Sunday [3/10] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Bernthal)

Worship Service, Wednesday Lent 2, [3/13] 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM (Pastor Schultz)

Communion Service, Sunday [3/17] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Schoolcraft)

Worship Service, Wednesday Lent 3, [3/20] 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM (Pastor Schultz)

Worship Service, Sunday [3/24] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Hudak)

Worship Service, Wednesday Lent 4, [3/27] 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM (Pastor Schultz)

Worship Service, Sunday [3/31] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Spencer)

Worship Service, Wednesday Lent 5, [4/3] 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM (Pastor Schultz)

Communion Service, Sunday [4/7] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Schoolcraft)

Worship Service, Wednesday Lent 6, [4/10] 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM (Pastor Schultz)

Worship Service, Unity Sunday, [4/14] 10:00 AM (Pastor Hudak)

Maundy Thursday, [4/18] 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM (Pastor Schultz)

Good Friday, [4/19] 7:00 P.M Service (Pastor Schultz)

Communion Service, Easter Sunday [4/21] 7:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Spencer)

HT Youth Easter Breakfast, [4/21] 8:15 A.M.

Worship Service, Sunday [4/28] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Bernthal)

Soup Supper [Each Wednesday in Lent] 5:30 PM to 6:45 PM

MARCH 13 SCRIPTURE BOOKS  Come help us make books!  On Wednesday, March 13th we will meet from 1 to 3 pm to assemble blank scripture cards.  We just need some helping hands to fold and tie strings.  (Please note this is a date change.)

 THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790 AM) at 12:30 P.M. & The Bott Radio Network at 8 A.M. on 89.3 F.M.  “Through Another's Eyes"
Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
Art helps us to better see the world. John's Gospel, which is both history and art, puts the world in proper focus
(John 9:1-41)

 HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

8:45 A.M. Pam Pickett leads a study of Joshua.

8:45 A.M Libby Garner leads a Beth Moore study for women in the Conference Room.

8:45 A.M Dave Lehenbauer

leads a study for the men in Classroom 2 on the book of Romans.Monday   2nd & 4th Mondays at 2:00pm. – Led by Vern Schaefer Rotating Hostesses: Herb & Shirley Bernthal, Spike & Dolores Hermes, Joe & Barbara Raleigh, Maxine Reihman.

Tuesday  2nd & 4th Tuesdays @ 2:00 pm Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Class

 LIFE THOUGHTS IN THE CHURCHSatan goaded Jesus to produce physical proof of His identity and importance (Luke 4:3). But God’s promise and power entitled Him to life even in the absence of bread (Luke 4:4). The evil one still insists we gauge a person by material measures. Thanks to our Savior, no one’s age, appearance, or ability can impair or improve their sanctity. God’s creating, redeeming, and calling Word already renders every human being precious.  (Lent 1)

 LIFE QUOTES  People with disabilities and their families have much to offer the Body of Christ, but often the Church sees them as needy—as a mercy ministry—not as valued contributing members. Look for ways for each of them to serve, including the person with disability.” Mona Fuerstenau, Bethesda Lutheran Communities –If you wish to support this group, you may do so through their website: www.lutheransforlife.org

 2019 DIRECTORY copies are available on the Giving Table in the Narthex.  Please help yourself.

 PUBLICATIONS  News & Notes, Clarion, and Bulletin inserts are all published to keep you informed of things going on at Holy Trinity.  Therefore it is your publication and you need to contribute to it.  The deadline for News & Notes is Wednesday at noon.  Clarion deadline is the 15th of the month.  You may drop off articles in the office, or email them to elaine@holytrin.org.  Email sent to the office often gets buried in the more commercial notices and get overlooked.  We hate when that happens.

 LUTHERAN HOUR MINISTRIES This Sunday is LHM Sunday. They have started an incredible initiative to reach those who haven’t heard the Gospel and those who maybe need to hear it from another source. This program is called SENT. It is based on the premise that God has sent each and every Christian to proclaim the Gospel. In order to do this, they are asking for help. There will be a short video towards the end of service with details and our ushers have a handout with more info on this impressive program. Inside there are more details and ways that you can help along with a mail ready envelope if you are ready to help.   You can go to lhm.org to see more of what they do.

GREETERS, READERS, VIDEO OPERATORS, OFFICE HELPERS.  Lent schedules are available in your Narthex mailbox.  We are now putting together the second quarter schedules.  Please let me know if there is a date in April, May, and June that you cannot serve.  April 14th will be a Unity Sunday with only one service at 10:00 am.  Easter Sunday is April 21st and our regular 8:00 am service will be at 7:00 am. 

   Thanks, Elaine (elaine@holytrin.org)

DIGITAL NEWS AND NOTES  Holy Trinity is trying to cut back on the amount of printing that we do every week and you can help! For starters, at some point in the future we will be cutting back on the number of News & Notes we print. Don’t worry, you will still be able to get a physical copy on Sunday if you want one. However, if you prefer a digital copy, you can always go to holytrin.org/newsandnotes to view it there. Additionally, if you would like a copy emailed to you for your viewing convenience, send an email to office@holytrin.org asking to be placed on the email list for News and Notes. Thank you for your help!

 CANIDATE QUESTIONS The Call Committee will soon be interviewing potential candidates for resident pastor of Holy Trinity and they would like your input. You will find an insert to this News and Notes with an update on the process and places for your questions. Please fill in any questions you would like asked and return to a call committee member by Sunday, March 17th.  


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

March 10 through March 16, 2019

 TODAY

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

Bible Study/Sunday School                              9:30 A.M.

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M.

 MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

ESL (Classroom 1)                                            6:30 P.M.    

 TUESDAY

Council Meeting                                                6:30 P.M.

 WEDNESDAY

Lent 2 Worship                                               10:00 A.M.

News & Notes Due                                          12:00 P.M.

Lent Supper                                                       5:30 P.M.

ESL (Classroom 1)                                            6:30 P.M.

Head to Heart                                                    6:30 P.M.

Choir Rehearsal                                                 6:00 P.M.

Lent 2 Worship                                                 7:00 P.M.

 FRIDAY

Clarion Deadline                                             12:00 P.M.

Assemble Bulletin                                             1:00 P.M.

 NEXT SUNDAY

Communion                                                       8:00 A.M.

Bible Study/Sunday School                              9:30 A.M.

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Communion                                                     10:45 A.M.

  FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

 Circuit Church  LIVING SAVIOR,  Bethel Heights  Pray that God would guide the outreach of the congregation and the assimil-ation of new members. 

 Church Ministry—Elders:  Lord, please give these leaders of the Congregation wisdom, patience, and a heart for leadership.

 Pray also for our Military:  Especially remember, Timothy Gibson, son of Harry and Ann Gibson, serving in the U.S. Navy.

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March 3, 2019

March 3, 2019

Communion Service, Sunday [3/3] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Bibler)

Communion with Ashes, Ash Wednesday,[3/6] 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM (Pastor Schultz)

Worship Service, Sunday [3/10] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Bernthal)

Worship Service, Wednesday Lent 2, [3/13] 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM (Pastor Schultz)

Communion Service, Sunday [3/17] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Schoolcraft)

Worship Service, Wednesday Lent 3, [3/20] 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM (Pastor Schultz)

Worship Service, Sunday [3/24] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Hudak)

Worship Service, Wednesday Lent 4, [3/27] 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM (Pastor Schultz)

Worship Service, Sunday [3/31] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Spencer)

BABY SHOWER  The ladies of the congregation are invited to attend a baby shower on March 9, 2019 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm for Beth Pickett Reynebeau and Peter Reyenbeau as they prepare to welcome twins!!  They are having a boy and a girl with the due date being May 19th.  Beth is the daughter of Pat and Pam Pickett.  Please join us for this joyous celebration.  Please RSVP to Rachel Fredrick (479-644-7232)  or Reatha Bracht (479-640-3491) if you plan on attending.

 NEED A PET?  Karen Kvamso has 4 baby parakeets and she is trying to find them a good home (free). The birds are almost two months old, pretty (green, yellow, & grey), and they are eating and drinking on their own. Call her if you are interested. Leave a message if she doesn't answer (451-0240). 

MARCH 13 SCRIPTURE BOOKS  Come help us make books!  On Wednesday, March 13th we will meet from 1 to 3 pm to assemble blank scripture cards.  We just need some helping hands to fold and tie strings.  (Please note this is a date change.)

 THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790 AM) at 12:30 P.M. & The Bott Radio Network at 8 A.M. on 89.3 F.M.  “Is God Everybody's Father?"
Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
A Christian can say, "I am not Jesus, but we have the same Father"  (John 8)

 HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

8:45 A.M. Pam Pickett leads a study of Joshua.

8:45 A.M Libby Garner leads a Beth Moore study for women in the Conference Room.

8:45 A.M Dave Lehenbauer

leads a study for the men in Classroom 2 on the book of Romans.

Monday   2nd & 4th Mondays at 2:00pm. – Led by Vern Schaefer Rotating Hostesses: Herb & Shirley Bernthal, Spike & Dolores Hermes,Joe & Barbara Raleigh, Maxine Reihman.

Tuesday  2nd & 4th Tuesdays @ 2:00 pm Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Class

 LIFE THOUGHTS IN THE CHURCHGod has a habit of hiding great glory in ordinary and otherwise unfit settings. So, in 30-something, manual-laborer Jesus, the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily (Luke 9:29, 34-35). Through bloody crucifixion, forgiveness and salvation sneak in. Everyday syllables, tap water, bits of bread, and sips of wine smuggle everlasting life. And frightened bellies, frozen labs, nursing homes, and hospitalized comas cradle priceless treasures bearing God’s own image.

 LIFE QUOTES  The next time you are burdened with guilt and wondering if God can really forgive you again, look to the cross of Jesus. There He proved His love by giving up His life to pay for your sin. Witness the supreme proof of your forgiveness, which God provided in the resurrection. There He removes all doubts about who He is and what He did for us. We have absolute certainty that we are forgiven and bound for heaven because of Jesus. It’s the truth!” Rev. Jonathan M. Kruschel, St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Redwood Falls, Minnesota –If you wish to support this group, you may do so through their website: www.lutheransforlife.org

 SLEEP IN HEAVENLY PEACE   Hey folks, sorry we had to move the bunk bed build to March 9th.  The weather just wasn’t cooperating, and does not look good for March 9th either.  HOWEVER, WE WILL BUILD THE BEDS ON MARCH 9TH!!  If we need to move inside we will figure a way to do that this time.

      The team at Sleep in Heavenly Peace tell me the requests for beds continue to grow, so we really need to get these beds built on March 9th.

     Once again, we will start at 10 am, but if you plan to help us you will need to be here at church by 9:30 am for instructions.  I know a few have said they cannot help on the 9th, so we have left the sign-up sheet in the Narthex hoping to get a couple more people to sign up.

     We appreciate all your help with this Outreach Ministry event, and if you would like to contribute any additional money, please put it in the offering plate marked—SLEEP IN HEAVENLY PEACE.

                   Thanks.  Dave and Casey

2019 DIRECTORY is available on the Giving Table in the Narthex.  Please help yourself.

 PUBLICATIONS  News & Notes, Clarion, and Bulletin inserts are all published to keep you informed of things going on at Holy Trinity.  Therefore it is your publication and you need to contribute to it.  The deadline for News & Notes is Wednesday at noon.  Clarion deadline is the 15th of the month.  You may drop off articles in the office, or email them to elaine@holytrin.org.  Email sent to the office often gets buried in the more commercial notices and get overlooked.  We hate when that happens.

 SEA CHANTERS 2019 NATIONAL TOUR  Don’t miss this chance to see  the U.S. Navy Band in concert.  Monday, March 4, 7:00 pm.  Fayetteville High School, 994 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Fayetteville, AR  72701  No admission fee, no ticket price.  It’s FREE!

GREETERS, READERS, VIDEO OPERATORS  The Lenten serving schedule is in your mailbox in the Narthex.

 This Sunday is LHM Sunday. They have started an incredible initiative to reach those who haven’t heard the Gospel and those who maybe need to hear it from another source. This program is called SENT. It is based on the premise that God has sent each and every Christian to proclaim the Gospel. In order to do this, they are asking for help. There will be a short video towards the end of service with details and our ushers have a handout with more info on this impressive program. Inside there are more details and ways that you can help along with a mail ready envelope if you are ready to help.   You can go to lhm.org to see more of what they do.

THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

March 3 through March 9, 2019

 TODAY FEED MY SHEEP

Communion                                                       8:00 A.M.

Bible Study/Sunday School                              9:30 A.M.

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Communion                                                     10:45 A.M.

 MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

Outreach Team                                               11:30 A.M.

ESL (Classroom 1)                                            6:30 P.M.    

Elder’s Meeting                                                 6:30 P.M.

 TUESDAY

Education Team                                                5:30 P.M.

 ASH WEDNESDAY

Communion with Ashes                                 10:00 A.M.

Staff Meeting/News & Notes Due                  12:00 P.M.

Lent Supper                                                       5:30 P.M.

ESL (Classroom 1)                                            6:30 P.M.

Head to Heart                                                    6:30 P.M.

Choir Rehearsal                                                 6:00 P.M.

Communion with Ashes                                   7:00 P.M.

 FRIDAY

Assemble Bulletin                                             1:00 P.M.

 NEXT SUNDAY

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

Bible Study/Sunday School                              9:30 A.M.

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M.

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

 Circuit Church  BELLA VISTA,  Bella Vista  Pray that we Connect people to Jesus, Grow in our Faith, and Serve our King.

 Church Ministry—Officers: Pray for our Officers as they guide the congregation through the selection of a new Pastor.

Pray also for our Military:  Especially remember, Timothy Gibson, son of Harry and Ann Gibson, serving in the U.S. Navy.

 

 

 

 

 

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February 24, 2019

February 24, 2019

Worship Service, Sunday [2/24] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Bibler)

Communion Service, Sunday [3/3] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Bibler)

Communion with Ashes, Ash Wednesday,[3/6] 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM (Pastor Schultz)

Worship Service, Sunday [3/10] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Bernthal)

Worship Service, Wednesday Lent 2, [3/13] 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM (Pastor Schultz)

Communion Service, Sunday [3/17] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Schoolcraft)

Worship Service, Wednesday Lent 3, [3/20] 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM (Pastor Schultz)

Worship Service, Sunday [3/24] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Hudak)

Worship Service, Wednesday Lent 4, [3/27] 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM (Pastor Schultz)

Worship Service, Sunday [3/31] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Spencer)

 BABY SHOWER  The ladies of the congregation are invited to attend a baby shower on March 9, 2019 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm for Beth Pickett Reynebeau and Peter Reyenbeau as they prepare to welcome twins!!  They are having a boy and a girl with the due date being May 19th.  Beth is the daughter of Pat and Pam Pickett.  Please join us for this joyous celebration.  Please RSVP to Rachel Fredrick (479-644-7232)  or Reatha Bracht (479-640-3491) if you plan on attending.

 MARCH 6 SCRIPTURE BOOKS  Come help us make books!  On Wednesday, March 6th we will meet from 1 to 3 pm to assemble blank scripture cards.  We just need some helping hands to fold and tie strings. 

 THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790 AM) at 12:30 P.M. & The Bott Radio Network at 8 A.M. on 89.3 F.M.  “Not by Bread Alone" Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler: There is a spiritual hunger beyond food that is expressed in food. Jesus provides for both.  (John 6:1-29)

 HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

8:45 A.M. Pam Pickett leads a study of Joshua.

8:45 A.M Libby Garner leads a Beth Moore study for women in the Conference Room.

8:45 A.M Dave Lehenbauer

leads a study for the men in Classroom 2 on the book of Romans.

Monday   2nd & 4th Mondays at 2:00pm. – Led by Vern Schaefer Rotating Hostesses: Herb & Shirley Bernthal, Spike & Dolores Hermes, Joe & Barbara Raleigh, Maxine Reihman.

Tuesday  2nd & 4th Tuesdays @ 2:00 pm Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Class

 LIFE THOUGHTS IN THE CHURCH

Death never comes as a friend. Death always arrives as enemy (1 Corinthians 15:26). It doesn’t offer a gentle and effective solution to distress but instead imposes ultimately greater suffering and difficulty. Attempting treaties with death delivers only captivity rather than the control it advertises. Christ Jesus, crucified and risen for our well-being, exercises authority over how we live and when we die so that we don’t have to bear the burden. (Epiphany VII)

 

LIFE QUOTES  And what about those mothers who acted on their fears and aborted their child? We need to be there for them as well, assuring them of a loving, merciful, forgiving God—reminding them that there is no sin that Jesus did not pay for on the cross!” Duane Matz, former lay pastor with the Association of Free Lutheran Congregations (AFLC) and Christian radio announcer. (For those who have made an abortion decision, there is a Word of Hope, Lutherans For Life’s post-abortion healing ministry. Call 888.217.8679 or email info@word-of-hope.org.) If you wish to support this group, you may do so through their website: www.lutheransforlife.org

THRIVENT CHOICE DOLLARS - It's that time of year again!  2018 Thrivent Choice Dollars expire on March 31, 2019 so it's time for Thrivent Financial Benefit Members to direct their Thrivent Choice Dollars!!   It's easy and fast to do - simply logon to www.thrivent.com or call 1-800-THRIVENT.  There are several great charities including OUR church that are eligible to receive Thrivent Choice Dollar funds.  If you have any questions or need assistance, please call Steven Schmitt's office at 479.631.8239 or Matthew Taylor's office at 479.631.6633.  

 SCREEN JUNKY? Can you press a button? Then you are qualified to help run the screens on Sunday mornings! Congrats! It has never been easier to be a part of our Sunday morning worship and help others in their worship. Also, if you are feeling a little creative, we need a few people to help create the service in our new program. This program is super intuitive and easy to use. Cameron has it set up to be very straight forward and would be happy to do a little training. If you are interested in learning more, talk to Cameron!

PUBLICATIONS  News & Notes, Clarion, and Bulletin inserts are all published to keep you informed of things going on at Holy Trinity.  Therefore it is your publication and you need to contribute to it.  The deadline for News & Notes is Wednesday at noon.  Clarion deadline is the 15th of the month.  You may drop off articles in the office, or email them to elaine@holytrin.org.  Email sent to the office often gets buried in the more commercial notices and get overlooked.  We hate when that happens.

PINOCHLE CARDS  The March calendar shows that the first Friday in March is the 1st so we will be playing cards this week.  Set up will be at 6 pm with card playing starting at 6:30.  Hope to see most of youand if anyone is interested in joining up, please come on out.  We’d love to have you join us.

CHAPEL CONSTRUCTION The new ceiling is finally finished and the clutter cleaned out. Big shout out to Dave Smith and Bob Bauer, our Trustees, who have been hard at work doing a remodel on the ceiling in the chapel and it turned out amazing. This has been the next step to new and exciting ministries in that wonderful space.

 LITTLE DISCIPLES Christ’s final command was to make disciples of all nations. Quite the tall order. Not all of us have the fortitude to Billy Graham all over the world. Fortunately, there are disciples to be made right here in our church, they are just shorter than you might think. Children are always learning and growing which makes this time a great time to teach them of the love of God. We just need people to teach them and right now, we are running a little short (get it!) in that department.  Talk to Cameron if you have any questions.

THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

February 24 through March 2, 2019

TODAY

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

Bible Study/Sunday School                              9:30 A.M.

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M.

 MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

ESL (Classroom 1)                                            6:30 P.M.

 TUESDAY

Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Study                          2:00 P.M.

 WEDNESDAY

News & Notes Due                                          12:00 P.M.

ESL (Classroom 1)                                            6:30 P.M.

Head to Heart                                                    6:30 P.M.

Choir Rehearsal                                                 6:30 P.M.

Praise Group Rehearsal                                    7:30 P.M.

 FRIDAY

Assemble Bulletin                                             1:00 P.M.

Cards                                                                  6:30 P.M.

 NEXT SUNDAY FEED MY SHEEP

Communion                                                       8:00 A.M.

Bible Study/Sunday School                              9:30 A.M.

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Communion                                                     10:45 A.M.

 FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

 Circuit Church  GRACE,  Holiday Island:  We seek our Lord’s will as we look to the Lenten season and seek to share His story leading to the Resurrection.

 Church Ministry—Music Ministry:  Lord, bless this outstanding group as they lend their talent to your glory.

 Pray also for our Military:  Especially remember, Timothy Gibson, son of Harry and Ann Gibson, serving in the U.S. Navy.

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February 17, 2019

February 17, 2019

 Communion [2/17] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Schoolcraft)

Worship Service [2/24] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Bibler)

LUTHERAN WITNESS  It is renewal time for Lutheran Witness.  If you are currently a subscriber and want to continue your subscription, you don’t need to do anything.  Let me know if you want to discontinue your subscription, or if you have not subscribed, but would like to, let me know that as well.  You can send an email to elaine@holytrin.org, or drop a note off at the office.  Price is $15.00.

CHAPEL CONSTRUCTION      Hopefully this has been finished by today. Our Trustees have been hard at work doing a remodel on the ceiling in the chapel and it is shaping up to be something very nice. Stop by and take a look at the new grid, just don’t cross the caution tape if it is up. This has been the next step to new and exciting ministries in that wonderful space.

SR HIGH LINKT RETREAT Was this weekend. Cameron and Kevin are returning with the students that went with them up to Petit Jean mountain. Please pray for their safe travels and that the experiences on the mountain helped our young students further their faith in Christ.  

THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790 AM) at 12:30 P.M. & The Bott Radio Network at 8 A.M. on 89.3 F.M.  “Enter His Labor" Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler--What would you do if your Word was all-powerful? Jesus started a conversation with an outsider.  (John 4:1-42)

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

8:45 A.M. Pam Pickett leads a study of Joshua.

8:45 A.M Libby Garner leads a Beth Moore study for women in the Conference Room.

8:45 A.M Dave Lehenbauer

leads a study for the men in Classroom 2 on the book of Romans.

Monday   2nd & 4th Mondays at 2:00pm. – Led by Vern Schaefer Rotating Hostesses: Herb & Shirley Bernthal, Spike & Dolores Hermes, Joe & Barbara Raleigh, Maxine Reihman.

Tuesday  2nd & 4th Tuesdays @ 2:00 pm Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Class

LIFE THOUGHTS IN THE CHURCH

Blessed are the pretty? Blessed are the popular, the prosperous, the powerful? The Author of Life does not evaluate according to productivity. Blessed are the poor (Luke 6:20ff.)! Blessed are the hungry, the weeping, the excluded and reviled ones among humankind! Blessed are the embryos, the elderly, and the incapacitated persons on account of the Son of Man who brings forth life where the world writes it off.

(Epiphany VI)

 LIFE QUOTES  Life is a gift not to be discarded. It can indeed make us weary when we do our work to proclaim life as valuable, and the world continues to abort babies and write prescriptions for people to commit suicide and minimize the value of life in so many ways. Yet, it is encouraging to know we have the gift of prayer to use to strengthen us, knowing the God of life is always in front of us guiding our way, always behind us holding us up, and always beside us keeping us focused and on the right course.” Virginia Flo, Lutherans For Life regional director of Minnesota. If you wish to support this group, you may do so through their website: www.lutheransforlife.org

HEAD TO HEART PAINTINGS  Those of you that have walked down the west hall towards the chapel may have noticed new décor. Some wonderful paintings have sprung up recently. These were done by our Head to Heart confirmands as part of their service event last month. They painted the frames of two of the bulletin boards in that hallway to freshen up as they intend to use those in the future then they had some fun expressing their faith via paint. Take a minute to enjoy the creativity and worship of our young people. In the future these or other paintings my go on sale to support various ministries in our community. 

 THRIVENT CHOICE DOLLARS - It's that time of year again!  2018 Thrivent Choice Dollars expire on March 31, 2019 so it's time for Thrivent Financial Benefit Members to direct their Thrivent Choice Dollars!!   It's easy and fast to do - simply logon to www.thrivent.com or call 1-800-THRIVENT.  There are several great charities including OUR church that are eligible to receive Thrivent Choice Dollar funds.  If you have any questions or need assistance, please call Steven Schmitt's office at 479.631.8239 or Matthew Taylor's office at 479.631.6633.  

 INTERIM VOTE Thanks to all who voted last Sunday to help determine the future direction of Holy Trinity. If you had not heard, the vote was 78 in favor of calling an Resident pastor – 33 in favor of calling an interim pastor. The call committee will proceed accordingly.

 SCREEN JUNKY? Can you press a button? Then you are qualified to help run the screens on Sunday mornings! Congrats! It has never been easier to be a part of our Sunday morning worship and help others in their worship. Also, if you are feeling a little creative, we need a few people to help create the service in our new program. This program is super intuitive and easy to use. Cameron has it set up to be very straight forward and would be happy to do a little training. If you are interested in learning more, talk to Cameron!

 INTERESTING THOUGHT The fact that there's a highway to hell and only a stairway to heaven says a lot about anticipated traffic numbers.

 GREETERS, READERS, VIDEO READERS    The Lenten schedule of servers will be published next week.  This is your last chance to let the office know when you can serve.  If you have a date when you are unavailable, please let us know.  Schedule covers the 7:00 PM Wednesday services from Ash Wednesday, (March 6) through April 10.  And also, Maundy Thursday and Good Friday (April 18 and 19). It is far easier to revise the schedule before it is published. 

 PUBLICATIONS  News & Notes, Clarion, and Bulletin inserts are all published to keep you informed of things going on at Holy Trinity.  Therefore it is your publication and you need to contribute to it.  The deadline for News & Notes is Wednesday at noon.  Clarion deadline is the 15th of the month.  You may drop off articles in the office, or email them to elaine@holytrin.org.  Email sent to the office often gets buried in the more commercial notices and gets overlooked.  We hate when that happens.

THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

February 17 through February 23, 2019

 TODAY

Communion                                                       8:00 A.M.

Bible Study/Sunday School                              9:30 A.M.

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Communion                                                     10:45 A.M.

 MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

ESL (Classroom 1)                                            6:30 P.M.

 WEDNESDAY

Staff Meeting                                                   12:00 P.M.

News & Notes Due                                          12:00 P.M.

ESL (Classroom 1)                                            6:30 P.M.

Head to Heart                                                    6:30 P.M.

Choir Rehearsal                                                 6:30 P.M.

Praise Group Rehearsal                                    7:30 P.M.

 FRIDAY

Assemble Clarion and Bulletin                         1:00 P.M.

 SATURDAY

Outreach Bunk Bed Build                               10:00 A.M.

 NEXT SUNDAY

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

Bible Study/Sunday School                              9:30 A.M.

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M.

 FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

 Circuit Church  CHRIST, Siloam Springs  Pray that the Lord would continue to provide an on-going ministry of Word and Sacrament for Christ Lutheran Church in Siloam Springs and that the congregation would grow in their outreach ministry

  Church Ministry—Office Staff Pray that our hearts are always compassionate to those we serve on a daily basis and that God would bless our outreach to the community through the Food Pantry and Care Fund.

 Pray also for our Military:  Especially remember, Timothy Gibson, son of Harry and Ann Gibson, serving in the U.S. Navy.

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February 10, 2019

February 10, 2019

Worship Service [2/10] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Schultz)

Communion [2/17] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Schoolcraft)

Worship Service [2/24] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Bibler)

 2019 DIRECTORY  Our work is well underway on the new directory.  Do any of you have Member Owned Businesses you would like to have listed in the Directory?  (Yes, I promise to include them this year.)  If you have a business that was previously listed, you have been contacted via e-mail or phone about the accuracy of the ad.  We are looking for any new ventures that you may have started and want to let the Congregation know about.  Also, it is not too late to turn in a database update.  Please contact the office.

 JOURNEYMEN AND OUTREACH - Included in your bulletin this week is a tri-fold brochure for Sleep in Heavenly Peace.  Our Journeymen men's group and the Outreach Ministry Team have partnered with Sleep in Heavenly Peace - Bentonville to host a Bunk Bed Build here at Holy Trinity!  On Saturday, February 23rd (10am - 2pm) we will build 5 bunks (10 beds) for children who are currently sleeping on the floor right here in Northwest Arkansas!  We need approximately 15 volunteers to help with this opportunity!  No experience is necessary as Sleep in Heavenly Peace provides the supplies, tools, and guidance.  Please sign up on the sheet on the bulletin board in the Narthex if you are willing to help.  Lunch will be provided to all volunteers after the Build.  If you have any questions, please contact Dave Lehenbauer (479.273.0213) or Casey Bolte (479.644.3618).  

 THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790 AM) at 12:30 P.M. & The Bott Radio Network at 8 A.M. on 89.3 F.M.  “Where Heaven Meets Earth"
Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
Hitting that snooze button may be doing more harm than good. It's time to stop spiritual snoozing and wake up.
(John 3:1-21)

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

8:45 A.M. – Pam Pickett leads a study of Joshua.

8:45 A.M Libby Garner leads a Beth Moore study for women in the Conference Room.

8:45 A.M Dave Lehenbauer

leads a study for the men in Classroom 2 on the book of Romans.

Monday   2nd & 4th Mondays at 2:00pm. – Led by Vern Schaefer Rotating Hostesses: Herb & Shirley Bernthal, Spike & Dolores Hermes, Joe & Barbara Raleigh, Maxine Reihman.

Tuesday  2nd & 4th Tuesdays @ 2:00 pm Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Class

LIFE THOUGHTS IN THE CHURCH

Our fear of our own unclean lips (Isaiah 6:5) and slow tongues can make us mute about marginalized lives. That’s why the merciful Maker has touched our tongues (Isaiah 6:7) with His transformative Word and placed His life-giving power upon our lips. We need not doubt that even out of our mouths the Spirit of our Father speaks a wisdom no adversaries will be able to withstand or contradict.  (Epiphany V)

LIFE QUOTES  “[T]here’s more … more to life than sensual pleasures, more to love than the shriveled-up version that has captivated our Western imagi-nations. So today, ask yourself, ‘How am I responding to so great an expression of love as what God has shown us?’ Valentinus’s response was to give up his own life. For us, too, a kind of ‘death’ is required—a death to self, a death to the desires that our culture treats as ultimate. Now of course, guys, none of this lets you off the hook with your wives. So don’t forget the flowers.”  John Stonestreet with Roberto Rivera, www.breakpoint.org. If you wish to support this group, you may do so through their website: www.lutheransforlife.org

SR. HIGH LINKT RETREAT – FEB 15-17TH   Attention Sr High Youth, your LinkT Retreat is right around the corner! This is great weekend of worship, crazy games and adventures, and deep dives into faith. We will leave around 5pm that Friday and be back around 4pm that Sunday. We are past the early bird sign up date but there is still time to register!  

HISPANIC MINISTRY needs your help! Want to make a difference in your community?  We do that.  Every Monday and Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 8:00 we offer both a beginning and an intermediate English as a Second Language class for free to anyone who wants to come.  We make friends for life and help to improve our friends' lives by teaching them English and loving them.  We have 13 students this semester and need your help ! Please contact Peggy Jones at 479-633-2050 if you have an hour or so to spare each week.  We can put you right to work!!

GREETERS, READERS, AND VIDEO OPERATORS,   We are working on scheduling for Lent.  Ash Wednesday is March 6, 2019.  We will be scheduling for our Wednesday 7:00 pm services from March 6 through April 10, and also for Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, April 18 and 19.  Please let the office know if you are, or are not, available to serve.  If we don’t hear from you, you may find you have been added to the schedule at a time that is inconvenient for you

CAMP TRINITY  Summer camp registration is in full swing at Camp Trinity, the Lutheran Camp on Petit Jean Mountain, with the number of campers registered well ahead of previous years’ pace. Families are encouraged to register early to ensure a spot for their children.

Eight sessions are scheduled for the 2019 season. In addition to traditional camp sessions for students from 2nd through 12th grade, the calendar includes the following four special sessions:

Adventure Camp (June 16-21), which takes high school students off the mountain for a Buffalo River float trip, overnight camping and rock climbing or rappelling.

Arts Camp (July 14-19), a joint venture of Camp Trinity and the Little Rock School of the Arts, a ministry of Christ, Little Rock. Campers in this session, divided between grades 5-8 and grades 9-12, will explore visual arts, performing arts, and literary arts.

Overcomers Camp (July 21-25), where youth (grade 6 and above) will be able to take part in outdoor activities with extra time and assistance as needed.

Family Camp, a short session where children will enjoy camp activities with their parents and grandparents. Family Camp has been moved to a weekend (July 26-28) to make it more convenient for working parents to participate.

Learn more or register at the website of Camp Trinity:

http://www.lutherancamp.org

THRIVENT CHOICE DOLLARS - It's that time of year again!  2018 Thrivent Choice Dollars expire on March 31, 2019 so it's time for Thrivent Financial Benefit Members to direct their Thrivent Choice Dollars!!   It's easy and fast to do - simply logon to www.thrivent.com or call 1-800-THRIVENT.  There are several great charities including OUR church that are eligible to receive Thrivent Choice Dollar funds.  If you have any questions or need assistance, please call Steven Schmitt's office at 479.631.8239 or Matthew Taylor's office at 479.631.6633.  

THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

February 10 through February 16, 2019

  TODAY

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

Bible Study/Sunday School                              9:30 A.M.

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M.

 MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

ESL (Classroom 1)                                            6:30 P.M.

 TUESDAY

Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Study                          2:00 P.M.

Council Meeting                                                6:30 P.M.

 WEDNESDAY

News & Notes Due                                          12:00 P.M.

ESL (Classroom 1)                                            6:30 P.M.

Head to Heart                                                    6:30 P.M.

Choir Rehearsal                                                 6:30 P.M.

Praise Group Rehearsal                                    7:30 P.M.

 FRIDAY

Clarion Deadline                                             12:00 P.M.

Assemble Bulletin                                             1:00 P.M.

Sr. High LinkT Retreat                                   Fri. – Sun.

 NEXT SUNDAY

Communion                                                       8:00 A.M.

Bible Study/Sunday School                              9:30 A.M.

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Communion                                                     10:45 A.M.

 FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

 Circuit Church  HOLY  TRINITY,   Rogers  Pray that God will guide our leaders during the vacancy and will provide a pastor to guide our conger-gation.

 Church Ministry—Journeymen:  Pray for the men of Holy Trinity, that they may bring others to Christ by letting their life as Christians be a shining example.

 Pray also for our Military:  Especially remember, Timothy Gibson, son of Harry and Ann Gibson, serving in the U.S. Navy.

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February 3, 2019

February 3, 2019

Communion (Feed My Sheep) [2/3] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Hudak)

Worship Service [2/10] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Schultz)

Communion [2/17] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Schoolcraft

Worship Service [2/24] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Bibler)

THANK YOU "I want to thank all those who prayed for me during my episode. Your thoughtfulness is so much appreciated. I am already nearly back to my normal self, and God's mercy and your prayers are the reasons for that, because prayers are always the answer. I am grateful to God and to all of you. I especially appreciated my visit with Pastor Bernthal.                                                                                   Betty Brokaw"

 UPDATE  Gloria Sommers is scheduled for a consultation on her vision problem in Little Rock on March 12.  If the consultation indicates surgery, it will be done the following week.  Gloria is also on a wait list for an ophthalmology group in Oklahoma City which would move her procedure to the end of February.  Prayers please.

 MUSIC MINISTRY - We have begun a new season of rehearsals in the Music Ministry. Choir will meet from 6:30-7:30pm and Praise Group will meet from 7:30-8:30pm. We are also planning on having the Orchestra play on Easter Sun., Apr. 21st, if you have been playing an instrument for 3 or more years. If you are interested in participating in the Music Ministry in any way (Choir, Praise Group, Bells, Orchestra, solos, or duets), please see LeAnn Girshner or email her at maestro_LMM@yahoo.com

THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790 AM) at 12:30 P.M. & The Bott Radio Network at 8 A.M. on 89.3 F.M.  “Slow Solution” Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler God's gift of eternal life through faith in Christ is not a quick fix. It's a slow solution to the hidden problem that separates us from God and each from other. (John 20:21)

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

8:45 A.M. – Pam Pickett leads a study of Joshua.

8:45 A.M Libby Garner leads a Beth Moore study for women in the Conference Room.

8:45 A.M Dave Lehenbauer

leads a study for the men in Classroom 2 on the book of Romans.

Monday   2nd & 4th Mondays at 2:00pm. – Led by Vern Schaefer Rotating Hostesses: Herb & Shirley Bernthal, Spike & Dolores Hermes, Joe & Barbara Raleigh, Maxine Reihman.

Tuesday  2nd & 4th Tuesdays @ 2:00 pm Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Class

 LIFE THOUGHTS IN THE CHURCH

We have the privilege of participating in divine love. It never just stands by (1 Corinthians 13:4-7). The heavenly love our Savior works in us steps in, especially when conditions become predicaments. This love beholds and brings out an individual’s infinite value no matter what other pressures obscure it (Jeremiah 1:5, Luke 4:33). (Epiphany IV)

LIFE QUOTES  “God has given each of us a limited time to be on this earth, a purpose for that time, and people to share that time with. Don’t wait for a near-death experience to teach you the lesson of appreciating to the fullest what God has given you. Life is too short.” Diane E. Schroeder, former president of Lutherans For Life . If you wish to support this group, you may do so through their website: www.lutheransforlife.org

SR. HIGH LINKT RETREAT – FEB 15-17TH   Attention Sr High Youth, your LinkT Retreat is right around the corner! This is great weekend of worship, crazy games and adventures, and deep dives into faith. We will leave around 5pm that Friday and be back around 4pm that Sunday. We are past the early bird sign up date but there is still time to register!  

HISPANIC MINISTRY needs your help! Want to make a difference in your community?  We do that.  Every Monday and Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 8:00 we offer both a beginning and an intermediate English as a Second Language class for free to anyone who wants to come.  We make friends for life and help to improve our friends' lives by teaching them English and loving them.  We have 13 students this semester and need your help ! Please contact Peggy Jones at 479-633-2050 if you have an hour or so to spare each week.  We can put you right to work!!

SLEEP IN HEAVENLY  PEACE – BENTONVILLE is a local chapter of a national charity (Sleep in Heavenly Peace).  SHP started as a small act of kindness one Christmas in a garage in Idaho Falls over six years ago.  Thanks to some attention from Mike Rowe and his show, Returning The Favor, SHP has grown into a nationwide charity with over 127 chapters in 39 states.  Their motto is “No kid sleeps on the floor in our town”.  Their mission is to provide top-notch bunk beds to children and families in need.  SHP – Bentonville became a local chapter last Fall.  In that short amount of time in 2018, they gave away over 70 beds!  They currently have over 130 requests for beds outstanding with no beds in their inventory – they gave away their last bunk on Christmas Eve. 

   The Outreach Ministry Team along with the Journeymen group are partnering with SHP – Bentonville to build 5-7 bunks.  This means ten to fourteen LOCAL children will be off of the floor!  Our build date is scheduled for Saturday, February 23rd from 9am to 1pm.  We need 10 volunteers to help build the bunks.  No experience is necessary!  SHP – Bentonville provides all of the supplies, all of the tools, and all of the know-how!  We plan to use a Thrivent Action Team to provide snacks and water.  If you would like to volunteer to help, please sign up on the bulletin board in the Narthex.  If you know of a local family sleeping on the floor/couch, please contact a member of the Outreach Ministry Team or Journeymen.  The beds we build can be delivered to families we choose if we know of the need in advance. 

 The cost of this build is $1,750 which covers supplies, mattresses, bedding, pillows, and liability insurance among other things.  This cost will be covered by the Outreach Ministry Team’s budget.  If you would like to make a donation to this event, please place it in the offering plate marked “Bunk Bed Build”.  If you would like to learn more about Sleep In Heavenly Peace, please visit their website:  www.shpbeds.org

CALLED HOME:   Ruth Moore, a former member, passed away in her sleep on January 24th.   Ruth had moved to Peshtigo, WI to be close to her daughter, Diane Shepard,a few years ago.   Cards can be sent to:

              Diane Shepard

              % Ruth Moore

              791 Oak St.  # 1

              Peshtigo, WI 54157

 GREETERS, READERS, AND VIDEO OPERATORS,   We working on scheduling for Lent.  Ash Wednesday is March 6, 2019.  We will be scheduling for our Wednesday 7:00 pm services from March 6 through April 10, and also for Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, April 18 and 19.  Please let the office know if you are, or are not, available to serve.  If we don’t hear from you, you may find you have been added to the schedule at a time that is inconvenient for you.

THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

February 3 through February 9, 2019

TODAY – FEED MY SHEEP

Communion                                                       8:00 A.M.

Bible Study/Sunday School                              9:30 A.M.

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Communion                                                     10:45 A.M.

MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

ESL (Classroom 1)                                            6:30 P.M.

Elder’s Meeting                                                 6:30 P.M.

TUESDAY

Education Team                                                5:30 P.M.

WEDNESDAY

Staff Meeting                                                   12:00 P.M.

News & Notes Due                                          12:00 P.M.

ESL (Classroom 1)                                            6:30 P.M.

Head to Heart                                                    6:30 P.M.

Choir Rehearsal                                                 6:30 P.M.

Praise Group Rehearsal                                    7:30 P.M.

FRIDAY

Assemble Bulletin                                             1:00 P.M.

NEXT SUNDAY

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

Bible Study/Sunday School                         9:30 A.M.

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M.

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

Circuit Church  MESSIAH,  Pea Ridge  Pray for the ongoing outreach of Messiah in the Pea Ridge and Bella Vista communities.

Church Ministry—Sunday School:

Please pray for our Sunday School program, our teachers, and for continued growth.

Pray also for our Military:  Especially remember, Timothy Gibson, son of Harry and Ann Gibson, serving in the U.S. Navy.

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January 27, 2019

January 27, 2019

Worship Service [1/27] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM(Pastor Bernthal)

Communion (Feed My Sheep)[2/3] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Hudak)

Worship Service [2/10] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM(Pastor Schultz)

Communion [2/17] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Schoolcraft

Worship Service [2/24] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM(Pastor Bibler)

MUSIC MINISTRY - We are beginning a new season of rehearsals in the Music Ministry on Wed., Jan. 23rd. Choir will meet from 6:30-7:30pm and Praise Group will meet from 7:30-8:30pm. We are also planning on having the Orchestra play on Easter Sun., Apr. 21st, if you have been playing an instrument for 3 or more years. If you are interested in participating in the Music Ministry in any way (Choir, Praise Group, Bells, Orchestra, solos, or duets), please see LeAnn Girshner or email her at maestro_LMM@yahoo.com

PRAYER REQUEST  Gloria Sommers has requested prayers.  She has been referred to Little Rock for additional eye surgery made necessary by her continued double vision.  Definite date is unknown at this time. 

THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790 AM) at 12:30 P.M. & The Bott Radio Network at 8 A.M. on 89.3 F.M.  “Surrender to Start New" Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler Starting a new life involves surrender-a break with the past. In that sur-render, the past can be restored. (John 2:1-25)

 HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

8:45 A.M. – Pam Pickett leads a study of Joshua.

8:45 A.M Libby Garner leads a Beth Moore study for women in the Conference Room.

8:45 A.M Dave Lehenbauer

leads a study for the men in Classroom 2 on the book of Romans.

Monday   2nd & 4th Mondays at 2:00pm. – Led by Vern Schaefer Rotating Hostesses: Herb & Shirley Bernthal, Spike & Dolores Hermes, Joe & Barbara Raleigh, Maxine Reihman.

Tuesday  2nd & 4th Tuesdays @ 2:00 pm Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Class

BIBLE STUDY – CLASSROOM 1  Are you involved in a Bible study class?  If not, we would love to have you join us in Classroom 1 where we are taking a verse by verse look at the book of Joshua.  Think the Old Testament is boring?  That it’s not relevant?  Oh no my friend, just the opposite.  Wars, miracles, lessons in prayer life – all at the same time!  We begin at 9:30 a.m. Sunday mornings, hope to see you there.

Pam Pickett

LIFE THOUGHTS IN THE CHURCH

It’s never just a personal choice when the devil deceives people into using death as a solution. Baptism into Christ’s family makes us brothers’ and sisters’ keepers. “If one member suffers, all suffer together …” (1 Corinthians 12:26a). Our Gospel-motivated voices can keep endangered neighbors from suffering with life-and-death situations in silence and solitude. Lending our shoulders to help carry their crosses can change hearts, save lives, and gain their fellowship.  (Epiphany III)

LIFE QUOTES  “The most fundamental fact of modern biology is that your body is in a continual state of change and development from cradle to grave. Yet, through all the changes, your identity remains the same.” Rev. Jonathan Lange, district life coordinator for the Wyoming District LCMS --If you wish to support this group, you may do so through their website: www.lutheransforlife.org

SR. HIGH LINKT RETREAT – FEB 15-17TH Attention Sr High Youth, your LinkT Retreat is right around the corner! This is great weekend of worship, crazy games and adventures, and deep dives into faith. We will leave around 5pm that Friday and be back around 4pm that Sunday. Cost is $50 a student to help cover food, registration, and travel. Deadline for sign up is Sunday, January 13th.

HISPANIC MINISTRY needs your help! Want to make a difference in your community?  We do that.  Every Monday and Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 8:00 we offer both a beginning and an intermediate English as a Second Language class for free to anyone who wants to come.  We make friends for life and help to improve our friends' lives by teaching them English and loving them.  We have 13 students this semester and need your help ! Please contact Peggy Jones at 479-633-2050 if you have an hour or so to spare each week.  We can put you right to work!!

CHRISTMAS DECORATION COMMITTEE  Thank you SO much for helping take down the Christmas decorations!  It’s amazing how quickly everything comes down and is packed away!  I would like to specifically thank Shirley Bernthal, Ken Rader, Ted and Erin Reinker, Dave and Christy Lehenbauer, Libby Garner, Dan and Laurie Martin, and Matt and Mattie Bolte for helping!           Casey Bolte

OUTREACH MINISTRY TEAM  The Outreach Ministry Team conducted a survey last Fall.  We combined the results of that survey with the results of the recent survey that members responded to in regards to a new pastor and have come up with THREE ‘focus areas’ for 2019.  They are:  Children, Hunger (local), and Charities (local).  The Outreach Ministry team’s goal is to sponsor at least one outreach opportunity a month for our church focused on at least one of these three things.  We will do our best to have a variety of opportunities so everyone can participate as they are able. 

In February, we are teaming up with our own Journeymen Group as well as Sleep In Heavenly Peace – Bentonville to build bunks beds for children in NWAR that are currently sleeping on the floor.  The build date is Saturday, February 23rd from 9am until 1pm.  We will need at least 10 volunteers to help.  The cost of this build is $1,750 which covers supplies, mattresses, bedding, pillows, and liability insurance among other things.  This cost will be covered by the Outreach Ministry Team’s budget.  If you would like to make a donation to this event, please place it in the offering plate marked “Bunk Bed Build”.  If you would like to learn more about Sleep In Heavenly Peace, please visit their website: www.shpbeds.org.  Watch for additional details in future News and Notes as well as the Clarion.  If you have any questions, please see an Outreach Ministry Team member – Casey Bolte or Dave Lehenbauer. 


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

January 27 through February 2, 2019

 TODAY

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

Bible Study/Sunday School                              9:30 A.M.

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M.

 MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

ESL (Classroom 1)                                            6:30 P.M.

 WEDNESDAY

News & Notes Due                                          12:00 P.M.

ESL (Classroom 1)                                            6:30 P.M.

Head to Heart                                                    6:30 P.M.

Choir Rehearsal                                                 6:30 P.M.

Praise Group Rehearsal                                    7:30 P.M.

 NEXT SUNDAY – FEED MY SHEEP

Communion                                                       8:00 A.M.

Bible Study/Sunday School                              9:30 A.M.

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Communion                                                     10:45 A.M.

  FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

 Circuit Church  FAITH,  Bentonville  Pray that God would lead us in His direction and will.

 Church Ministry—Hispanic Ministry Team:  Dear Jesus, help us to spread Your message to our neighbors through a common language.

 Pray also for our Military:  Especially remember, Timothy Gibson, son of Harry and Ann Gibson, serving in the U.S. Navy.

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January 20, 2019

January 20, 2019 

WORSHIP SCHEDULE

Unity Sunday Communion Service [1/20] 10:00 AM (Pastor Schoolcraft)

With 11:30 AM Voters Meeting and Lunch

Worship Service [1/27] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM(Pastor Bernthal)

Communion (Feed My Sheep)[2/3] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Hudak)

Worship Service [2/10] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM(Pastor Schultz)

Communion [2/17] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Schoolcraft

Worship Service [2/24] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM(Pastor Bibler)

MUSIC MINISTRY - We are beginning a new season of rehearsals in the Music Ministry on Wed., Jan. 23rd. Choir will meet from 6:30-7:30pm and Praise Group will meet from 7:30-8:30pm. We are also planning on having the Orchestra play on Easter Sun., Apr. 21st, if you have been playing an instrument for 3 or more years. If you are interested in participating in the Music Ministry in any way (Choir, Praise Group, Bells, Orchestra, solos, or duets), please see LeAnn Girshner or email her at maestro_LMM@yahoo.com

NEW FOOD PANTRY HOURS  Effective Tuesday, January 22, the food pantry will be open from Noon to 4:00 PM on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.  Tuesday hours are 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. 

THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790 AM) at 12:30 P.M. & The Bott Radio Network at 8 A.M. on 89.3 F.M.  ‘My Delight is in Her"  Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. Anthony (Tony) Cook
As a bridegroom rejoices over his bride, God rejoices over you. This week we explore our new name and identity as the bride of Christ.  (Isaiah 62:1-5)

 HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

8:45 A.M. – Pam Pickett leads a study of Joshua.

8:45 A.M Libby Garner leads a Beth Moore study for women in the Conference Room.

8:45 A.M Dave Lehenbauer

leads a study for the men in Classroom 2 on the book of Romans.

Monday   2nd & 4th Mondays at 2:00pm. – Led by Vern Schaefer Rotating Hostesses: Herb & Shirley Bernthal, Spike & Dolores Hermes, Joe & Barbara Raleigh, Maxine Reihman.

Tuesday  2nd & 4th Tuesdays @ 2:00 pm Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Class

BIBLE STUDY – CLASSROOM 1  Are you involved in a Bible study class?  If not, we would love to have you join us in Classroom 1 where we are taking a verse by verse look at the book of Joshua.  Think the Old Testament is boring?  That it’s not relevant?  Oh no my friend, just the opposite.  Wars, miracles, lessons in prayer life – all at the same time!  We begin at 9:30 a.m. Sunday mornings, hope to see you there.

Pam Pickett

LIFE THOUGHTS IN THE CHURCH

Life issues such as infertility, surprise pregnancy, or terminal diagnosis can loom like six stone jars (John 2:6). They remind us of our imperfections and our need for cleansing. As at Cana, Jesus still compassionately intervenes. He makes life issues speak instead the sweetness of His miraculous but mysterious salvation from the shadows of death. Let us delight to proclaim it lest the stones shame us by their crying out.

LIFE QUOTES  “Sixty million unborn children have died as a result of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions. However, through the right-to-life movement’s deter-mination to protect mothers and their children, we continue to see evidence that our efforts to educate America about the unborn child’s humanity, and our efforts to enact protective pro-life legislation, are having a tremens-dous impact in moving our nation away from Roe’s and Doe’s deadly legacy.” Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life --If you wish to support this group, you may do so through their website: www.lutheransforlife.org

HELPING HANDS  Holy Trinity is scheduled to assist at Helping Hands on January 26, 2019.  The signup sheet has been posted in the Narthex.  We still need some volunteers for the afternoon.  Please help.

SR. HIGH LINKT RETREAT – FEB 15-17TH Attention Sr High Youth, your LinkT Retreat is right around the corner! This is great weekend of worship, crazy games and adventures, and deep dives into faith. We will leave around 5pm that Friday and be back around 4pm that Sunday. Cost is $50 a student to help cover food, registration, and travel. Deadline for sign up is Sunday, January 13th.

TODAY UNITY SUNDAY AND HTY CAFE  Be sue to attend the Voter’s Meeting and stay for lunch. The youth are deep into National Youth Gathering mode and invite you to a meal they will prepare and serve. This month there will be a Balsamic Pork Loin roast with roasted carrots and rice. The other main option will be Chicken Alfredo. We will also have the usual’s, entrée salad with chicken, burgers, nuggets, and fries of course. All proceeds support our youth and their trip to the NYG this July.

YOUTH SKI TRIP – JAN 26TH Attention Jr and Sr High. Sign up for our trip to Snow Creek in Missouri for a Saturday of skiing/snowboarding. Open to beginners and veterans alike and there will be lessons available for people who are new to the sport. We will leave early that morning and be back in the evening after 7 most likely.

 ADULT BIBLE CLASS  I have an announcements regarding my Bible class meeting in classroom one.  Starting TODAY, we will start a new study.  The study will concentrate on Old Testament People.  We will begin with Joshua and then study Ruth, Samuel, David and Solomon.  Men and women, younger and older you are all invited and welcomed to join us.  If you have any questions please contact Pam Pickett.

 CHRISTMAS CARDS  Thank you to everyone who has donated their used cards to Mission Crafts.  We made 350 Scripture books last year and used up thousands of cards.  We actually ran out towards the end of the year!  Christmas, Easter, Birthday or any occasion cards can be reused.  Thank you.

 

 

HISPANIC MINISTRY needs your help! Want to make a difference in your community?  We do that.  Every Monday and Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 8:00 we offer both a beginning and an intermediate English as a Second Language class for free to anyone who wants to come.  We make friends for life and help to improve our friends' lives by teaching them English and loving them.  We have 13 students this semester and need your help ! Please contact Peggy Jones at 479-633-2050 if you have an hour or so to spare each week.  We can put you right to work. 
THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

 January 20 through January 26, 2019

 TODAY UNITY SUNDAY

Bible Study/Sunday School                              8:45 A.M.

Handbell Choir                                                  8:45 A.M.

Communion                                                     10:00 A.M.

Voter’s Meeting/HTY Café                             11:30 A.M.

 

MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

ESL (Classroom 1)                                              

 

TUESDAY

Pastor Bernthals Bible Study                           2:00 P.M.

 

WEDNESDAY

News & Notes Due                                          12:00 P.M.

ESL (Classroom 1)                                            6:30 P.M.

Head to Heart                                                    6:30 P.M.

Choir Rehearsal                                                 6:30 P.M.

Praise Group Rehearsal                                    7:30 P.M.

 

FRIDAY

Assemble Clarion and Bulletin                         1:00 P.M.

 

SATURDAY

Youth Ski Trip                                                   7:00 A.M.

Helping Hands                                                   8:00 A.M.

 

NEXT SUNDAY

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

Bible Study/Sunday School                              9:30 A.M.

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M.

 FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

 Circuit Church  SALEM,  Springdale  May the Holy Spirit open our eyes to mission opportunities in our community.

 Church Ministry—Financial Stewardship Ministry Team.  Dear Lord, we pray for guidance for our Stewardship Team.  Help them to gently teach our congregation about our financial needs.

 Pray also for our Military:  Especially remember, Timothy Gibson, son of Harry and Ann Gibson, serving in the U.S. Navy.

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January 13, 2019

January 13, 2019

 WORSHIP SCHEDULE

Worship Service [1/13] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM(Pastor Bibler)

Unity Sunday Communion Service [1/20] 10:00 AM (Pastor Schoolcraft)

With 11:30 AM Voters Meeting and Lunch

Worship Service [1/27] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM(Pastor Bernthal)

 CALL COMMITTEE  The Call Committee met on Sunday, January 6th, to discuss the list of potential interim pastors that the district provided.  As Brent Garner mentioned last month, we were not pleased with the list as we felt it did not address the needs of the church and some of the pastors were still actively serving other churches.  The committee decided to forgo the search for an interim pastor and instead move forward with a search for a full time pastor.  The committee wants to hear your voice!  If you are aware of a pastor that you think would be a good fit for our church, please see a member of the committee (names below).  They will give you a nomination form to complete and give to Casey Bolte (or place in her box in the Narthex).  Nomination forms are due to Casey Bolte by Friday, January 18th.  Casey will email the nominations to the district the next day so please don't be late!  You can also get a nomination form from the church office.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact a committee member:

       Paul Mayer  479-644-7694

       Bonnie Gust  479-381-6584
       Lee Landauer   479-295-4198
       Adrienne Kerr  443-535-5738
       Maxine Reihman  479-636-4887
       Brent Garner  479-903-2122
       Cameron Pullmann  479-866-7994
       Elaine Taylor (church office manager)  479-636-1135  

Casey Bolte  479-644-3618

THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790 AM) at 12:30 P.M. & The Bott Radio Network at 8 A.M. on 89.3 F.M.  “Reason to Believe" Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler  Do you have a reason to believe that everyone should believe what you believe? John did. Come and see. (John 1:19-51)

 HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

9:30-10:30 A.M. – Pam Pickett leads a study concentrating on Old Testament People.

9:30-10:30 A.M Libby Garner leads a Beth Moore study for women in the Conference Room.

9:30-10:30 A.M Dave Lehenbauer

leads a study for the men in Classroom 2 on the book of Romans.

Monday   2nd & 4th Mondays at 2:00pm. – Led by Vern Schaefer Rotating Hostesses: Herb & Shirley Bernthal, Spike & Dolores Hermes, Joe & Barbara Raleigh, Maxine Reihman.

Tuesday  2nd & 4th Tuesdays @ 2:00 pm Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Class

 2018 OFFERING STATEMENTS  are either in your mailbox or have been mailed to you.  Please look over the statement and if you notice an error or a necessary correction contact Dean Eisma.  Also , please toss any remaining 2018 envelopes and start using 2019.    The Finance Office wishes you a Happy New Year.

LIFE THOUGHTS IN THE CHURCH

With this One, His Son veiled in frail human flesh, the heart of Almighty God is well-pleased (Luke 3:22). Through the same Jesus Christ, He creates, redeems, and calls (Isaiah 43:1-2) every member of our race to be His own beloved child. Since He stands in our place, even our sicknesses and sorrows do not represent punishments but rather opportunities for Him to shower blessing.

LIFE QUOTES  “If God places such high value on life—all life (John 3:16)—how can we possibly be less concerned? We do love others because He first loved us (1 John 4:19). We speak up for those who cannot speak for them-selves (Proverbs 31:8) because when we had no voice, no standing, no defense, Jesus stepped in on our behalf. There is no way we can be less loving.” Christian Life Resources --If you wish to support this group, you may do so through their website: www.lutheransforlife.org

 HELPING HANDS  Holy Trinity is scheduled to assist at Helping Hands on January 26, 2019.  The signup sheet has been posted in the Narthex.  We still need some volunteers for the afternoon.  Please help.

SR. HIGH LINKT RETREAT – FEB 15-17TH Attention Sr High Youth, your LinkT Retreat is right around the corner! This is great weekend of worship, crazy games and adventures, and deep dives into faith. We will leave around 5pm that Friday and be back around 4pm that Sunday. Cost is $50 a student to help cover food, registration, and travel. Deadline for sign up is Sunday, January 13th.

JAN 20TH UNITY SUNDAY AND HTY CAFE  Reminder of the upcoming Unity Sunday and HTY Café. The youth are deep into National Youth Gathering mode and invite you to a meal they will prepare and serve. This month there will be a Balsamic Pork Loin roast with roasted carrots and rice. The other option will be Chicken Alfredo. All proceeds support our youth and their trip to the NYG.

YOUTH SKI TRIP – JAN 26TH Attention Jr and Sr High. Sign up for our trip to Snow Creek in Missouri for a Saturday of skiing/snowboarding. Open to beginners and veterans alike and there will be lessons available for people who are new to the sport. We will leave early that morning and be back in the evening after 7 most likely. We are also looking for chaperones, let Cameron know if you are interested. Cost is $30 to help cover rental and travel.

CHRISTMAS CARDS  Please remember to donate your Christmas cards to mission crafts after the holidays.  There is a bin in the Narthex where you can leave them.  Thank you so much.

 2019 DIRECTORY  Preparations are underway for the next edition of the Holy Trinity Directory.  Letters have been placed in the Narthex mailboxes requesting updates to the existing information in our database.  We have combined family member letters when possible.  To facilitate updates, there is a collection box in the Narthex titled “Database Updates.”

 CELEBRATION  On the 19th of this month, FRANK HUNDRISER will celebrate his 100th Birthday.  Frank  is usually seen attending first service, so we will have cake & coffee in the narthex next Sunday(20th) after the first service. How about placing a Happy Birthday card in his mailbox.   I'm sure he would enjoy hearing from his spiritual family. 

 YOUTH PROGRESSIVE DINNER  Has been rescheduled for Feb 9th, starting around 4pm. We will be starting at the first house, the Wrights. Please sign up by Jan 27th with Cameron to reserve your laser tag weapon. Speak to him also with any questions you may have.


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

January 13, through January 19, 2019

 SUNDAY

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

Bible Study/Sunday School                              9:30 A.M.

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M.

 MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

ESL (Classroom 1)                                              

 TUESDAY

Clarion Deadline                                             12:00 P.M.

 WEDNESDAY

Staff Meeting                                                   12:00 P.M.

News & Notes Due                                          12:00 P.M.

ESL (Classroom 1)                                            6:30 P.M.

Head to Heart                                                    6:30 P.M.

 FRIDAY

Assemble Bulletin                                             1:00 P.M.

 NEXT SUNDAY

Unity Sunday

Bible Study/Sunday School                              8:45 A.M.

Handbell Choir                                                  8:45 A.M.

Communion                                                     10:00 A.M.

Voters Meeting/HTY Café                              11:30 A.M.

 FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

 Circuit Church  RESTORATION,   Fayetteville  Pray for those who gather as Restoration Lutheran Church.

 Church Ministry—Fellowship Ministry Team  Lord, bless the busy, helping hands of our congregation as they prepare the many meals that often precede services and help soothe the pain of those grieving the loss of loved ones.

 Pray also for our Military:  Especially remember,

Timothy Gibson, son of Harry and Ann Gibson, serving in the U.S. Navy.

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