October 9, 2016

FINANCIAL PLEDGES FOR 2017  As part of our worship service today, we will be presenting our 2017 Financial pledges to the Lord.  If you forgot the form that was mailed to members of the church, or you did not get a form, you can get a new form from one of the ushers.  If you forgot your pledge form, please bring it next week or return it to the office so the Financial Stewardship Ministry Team can use the pledge numbers in finalizing the proposed budget for next year.


UNITY SUNDAY NEXT WEEK   Next Sunday is one of the Unity Sundays for our congregation.  Sunday School and Bible Classes begin at 8:45 AM.  We will have one communion service at 10:00 AM.  Following the service, there will be a HTY Café and Voters’ meeting in the Life Center.  The only item of business at this time is the 2017 Worship Schedule.  More items could be added by the Council on Tuesday night.


HTY CAFÉ   Next Sunday, after the Unity Service, come to the life center for a wonderful lunch prepared and served by the youth.  A free will offering will be taken which will go to support the various ministries of the youth group.


FEED MY SHEEP   Thank you for your generous donations to the pantry this past Sunday. Your generosity will help us greatly serve many in our communities.



THE LUTHERAN HOUR  Today on KURM  (790AM) at 12:30 and The Bott Radio Network at 8AM on 89.3FM

"Lord Give Me What I Need—Great Faith” Speaker: Rev. Dr. Gregory Seltz.

You don’t have to settle for what the world hands you. You can live by faith in the Son of God who heals, forgives, and restores. (Luke 17:11-19)  


Holy Trinity Bible Studies


9:30-10:30am  - Pam Pickett is leading study of Mark in Classroom 1. 

9:30-10:30am in the Conference Room –   Women’s Bible Study by Beth Moore:   “ENTRUSTED” - Led by Libby Garner

9:30-10:30am  - Dave Lehenbauer and Duane Wright are a leading study of Authentic Manhood in Classroom 2. 

9:30-10:30am  - Pastor Besel leads the Connections Class in Classroom 6. 



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



1st & 3rd Tuesdays at 2:00pm-

          Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Class


“Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver”  (2 Corinthians 9:7).

CONNECTIONS CLASSSTARTS TODAY  The Connections Class meets on Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:30 AMand runs for eight weeks.  This is class is for those who have recently joined the congregation. It is also for members who want to review the basics of our faith and to make connections with new members.  It is also a chance to review Christian doctrine.  We meet in Classroom 6.


GIRLS LUNCH OUT Will be held on October 20th at the Egg and I in Rogers. Sign-up sheet in Narthex.  Come and join us for great fellowship and fun!


HELPING HANDS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Holy Trinity is scheduled to work at Helping Hands on October 22nd.  Volunteers are needed for morning and afternoon shifts. There is a sign up sheet in the Narthex with specific times and duties. Please consider volunteering to help this worthy organization.


JOURNEYMEN HIKING TRIP will take place on October 22nd to Boxley Valley (Buffalo River Area). All men and any of their kids are welcome to come along. This will be a beautiful area this time of year, and wildlife is abundant. There is a sign-up sheet in the Narthex.


WORSHIP SLIDES   We want to thank Vern Schaefer and Casey Bolte for doing the worship slides each week.  Casey has decided to stop at the end of this month.  If you can help, please talk to Pastor Besel about the details.

TRUNK OR TREAT Halloween is fast approaching which means our Trunk or Treat event is right around the corner. Each year it continues to grow and therefore we need increased help. Sign up to pass out candy at your trunk, help supervise the games, or volunteer in the kitchen as we serve upwards of 600 people ! Check the Narthex for details or talk to Cameron.


SENIOR TRIP TO BOXLEY VALLEY on October 19th. The Journeymen group will host the trip to Boxley Valley to see the Fall Foliage and watch the elk. Please sign up on the sheet in the foyer or call Duane Wright at 479-633-1105 or Dave Lehenbauer at 479-202-3719. Please bring a sack lunch or $10. This will be a great one day trip of fun, fellowship, and beautiful scenery.


YOUTH NEWS October 29th is a Youth Hike! We will be leaving in the morning and returning in the evening at a time to be decided later. If is a full day event. Duane Wright is currently checking out different areas for some new exploration and adventures. This event is open to all youth, 6-12th grade and their parents. If you would like to go, please contact Cameron Pullman by Oct. 23rd.   LinkT Retreat will be November 11th-12th for the Jr. High. (6th-8th grade). Sign up by October 16th and a $50 deposit is required. After the 16th the price of trip will go up as well as the deposit ($70). This years theme is CREATE and will be focusing on our creation and what we are created for. It will be a great weekend!

40 DAYS FOR LIFE   A peaceful vigil is being held in Fayetteville at the Planned Parenthood abortion center for the 40 days between September 28 and November 6.  If you would like to participate, there is more information on the insert.


LIFE QUOTES  “Your witness can speak for the speechless. Your words can give value to people considered disposable. Remember that in heaven these disabled folks will be your equal in every way.  God’s stars see God’s handiwork in all people.” Rev. Mark Jeske – Lutherans for Life


BELLY DANCING CLASSES  Terra Pullmann and some friends are having belly dancing exercise classes on Wednesdays from 6-7 during the month of October in classroom 6.  You are invited to join them.  See Terra.


TRINITY RESTORATION   The Lutheran Camp on Petit Jean Board of Directors invites you to join them Oct. 16 in celebrating the historic restoration of Trinity Lutheran Church on camp property. The celebration begins with the camp’s annual meeting at 2 p.m., followed by 3 p.m. worship in the historic church and rededication of the building.  An open house is slated for 4:30 in the church. Activities will be capped with a free, catered barbecue dinner at 5:30 in the camp dining hall. Please contact the camp office by TODAY with reservations.  Call 501-652-6304 or email director@lutherancamp.org.


 October 9-October 16th 2016



Worship                                               8:00am

Bible/Sunday School Classes                 9:30am

Handbell Choir (Choir Room)                   9:30am

Worship                                                              10:45am

Sunday Night Bible Study @ Besel’s       5:30pm


Cameron’s Day Off

ESL (Classroom 2)                                         6:30pm

Elder’s (Conference Room)                       6:30pm               


Council                                                                6:30pm



News & Notes Due                                         12:00pm

Mission Crafts                                                  3:00pm

ATG                                                                       4-7:00pm

Confirmation Class                                         4:30pm

Choir Rehearsal                                               6:30pm

ESL (Classroom2)                                          6:30pm

Praise Group Rehearsal                               7:30pm



Pastor @ Support Group/Eureka            9am-2:00pm

Outreach (Conference Room)                   6:30pm



Pastor’s Day Off

November Clarion Information Due      Noon    

Assemble Bulletin                                           1:00pm



Bible/Sunday School Classes                     8:45am

Handbell Choir (Choir Room)                   8:45am

Communion                                                    10:00am

Lunch & Voter’s Meeting/Life Ctr.          After Service



Circuit Church: Christ,                        Siloam Springs: May the Lord continue to strengthen and prosper His people through the Word and Sacrament Ministry that is offered each week at Christ Lutheran.

Church Ministry Team: Church Office Staff: Prayers that our work efforts with the Church members and food pantry individuals will reflect the love of God.

Pray also for our Military; Especially Jake Button, who is in the National Guard, Robert Sabatini who is in the Reserves, and Andy Boyd who is in the Air Force.  Also remember, Shawn Gibson, son of Harry and Ann Gibson, serving in the U.S. Navy.

 THE MEASURE OF OUR LOVE We Love Because He First Loved Us

Those Who Worshiped last Sunday: 160 Total (68 Early Service/92 Late Service)

Those Who Shared last Sunday: $9,859.10 ($9.50 Sunday School Offering, $1019 Food Pantry,                    $20 Bldg.Fund, $250 Chapel Rental, $220 Pastor’s Care Fund, $50 Helen Martin Memorial, $1.50 Mission Crafts )