October 16, 2016

UNITY SUNDAY  Join us today following the service in the Life Center for the HTY Café and Voters’ meeting.   The Youth will be serving various sandwiches including a Rueben, a Cuban, and a BLT along with Cheesy Potato Soup and a Chicken Salad.  A free will offering will be taken which will go to support the various ministries of the youth group.


DISTRICT PASTORS CONFERENCE  In Little Rock October 17th-19th. Pastor Besel and Pastor Bernthal will be attending this conference all three days and Cameron Pullman will be attending on Monday.  If you are in need of pastoral care during their absence please contact the Church office or your elder.


RONNIE WILLIS FUNERAL  The funeral for Ronnie Willis, a long-time member of Holy Trinity, will be this Saturday at 10:30 AM.  There will be a visitation with the family beginning at 9:30 here at the church.


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

"Know This Word-Your Life Depends On It”- Speaker: Rev. Dr. Gregory Seltz.

The Bible provides a strategy for survival in an uncertain world. It can break hearts of stone and replace them with living hearts open to God’s truth.

(2 Timothy 3:16)  



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 & Delores Hermes, Joe & Barbara Raleigh & Maxine Reihman–Led by Vern Schaefer



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

          Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Class



GIRLS LUNCH OUT   This Thursday the 20th at the Egg and I. Sign up sheet in Narthex. Please 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 THIS WEDNESDAY 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!


BELLY DANCING CLASSES Terra Pullman 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. Please see Terra.


LIFE QUOTES  “All human governments, even bad ones, are actually God’s agents of stability and order. How wonderful when individual Christians and their congreagations don’t just hunker down and hide in their holy fortresses until judgement day. How wonderful when they get out into their communities and help clean, repair, and build. How wonderdul when their acts of love and mercy, given as freely as Christ’s love and mercy, touch and bless the lives of their neighbors, not just fellow church members. And how respectful when Christians refrain from ridiculing theiur elected officials, even when they strenously disagree with them. To love God is also to love our country, you know.” Rev. Mark Jeske, www.timeofgrace.org- * A Life Quote from Lutherans for Life* www.lutheransforlife.org


SAMARITAN CENTER VOLUNTEER DAY Our Church is scheduled to help serve lunch on Oct. 29th. First shift is from 8:30am-12:45 and we will help in the kitchen preparing food and the plates that will be served. The kitchen work requires workers to be 16 or older. The second shift will be from 10:00am-12:45 and will help prepare drinks, take orders, and serve the plates of food. All ages are welcome for this shift. If interested please sign up in narthex or  contact the office.


 October 16-October 23rd 2016



Bible/Sunday School Classes                 8:45am

Handbell Choir (Choir Room)                   8:45am

Communion                                                      10:00am

HTY Café/Voter’s Meeting                          11:30am



District Pastor’s Meeting Thru Wednesday

@ Little Rock

Cameron’s Day Off

ESL (Classroom 2)                                         6:30pm



Sr. Trip To Boxley Valley

News & Notes Due                                         12:00pm

Mission Crafts                                                  3:00pm

ATG                                                                       4-7:00pm

No Confirmation Class                                 

Choir Rehearsal                                               6:30pm

ESL (Classroom2)                                          6:30pm

Praise Group Rehearsal                               7:30pm



Girls Lunch Out @ Egg & I                          11:30am



Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin                                           1:00pm



Helping Hands Volunteer Day         8am-4pm

Ronnie Willis Funeral                       10:30am



Worship                                                              8:45am

Bible/Sunday School Classes                     9:30am

Handbell Choir                                                 9:30am

Worship                                                              10:45am



Circuit Church: Grace,                        Holiday Island: May God continue to help us as we witness to the Holiday Island and Eureka Springs communities.

Church Ministry Team:                                 Church Officers: Prayers that God would lead members of the congregation to accept positions of leadership for the open positions and that he would guide us as we work on next year’s budget.


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:  Total 180 (79 Early Service/101 Late Service)

Those Who Shared last Sunday: $12,365.50 ($11.50 Sunday School Offering, $260 Food Pantry,                    $50 Bldg.Fund, $25 Pastor’s Care Fund, $60 Youth, $100 Youth LinkT Retreat, $40 Youth Flamingo Flocking, $100 Lutheran Bible Translators, $100 Hispanic Ministry)