October 23, 2016

OFFICE HELP VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION LUNCHEON  Will be held on Wednesday November 2nd from 12:00-1:30 pm. Soups, chili, all the fixins and cheesecake will be served and we will play Bingo after the lunch. Please be sure and RSVP by Friday Oct. 28th to the church office at 636-1135. Don’t miss out on the fun !!


CONFIRMATION PRAYER PALS  Reminder that the next meeting with our Pals is this Wednesday Nov. 2nd from 5:45-6:15pm. If you cannot make it please let Cameron or Pastor know.


TRUNK OR TREAT Although the days are still warm, Oct. 31st is right around the corner. We still need help in the Trunk department for our Trunk or Treat. This event is possibly our largest community outreach event and we need all the help we can get and we need TWO VOLUNTEERS in particular to help judge the costume and trunk contest. The Trunk part of this event is so easy and so much fun ! Simply bring your vehicle (or two), decorate it however you like (simple or complicated), bring candy or appropriate hand-outs (enough for about 500) and greet those who come with a smile and sugar. It is a lot of fun so bring your A-game. The winner of each gets a $50 visa card ! If you have any questions please speak with Cameron.




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

"Running The Race Of Faith”

Speaker: Rev. Dr. Gregory Seltz.

Because Christ has already won the victory for us, our race of faith is worth the struggle of the run.

(2 Timothy 4:6-8)  


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. 


Monday 2nd & 4th Mondays at 2:00pm

Rotating Hostesses:

Herb & Shirley Bernthal,

Spike & Delores Hermes,

Joe & Barbara Raleigh &

Maxine Reihman-Led By Vern Schaefer


Tuesday 1st & 3rd Tuesdays @ 2:00 pm

Pastor Bernthal’s BibleClass


PASTOR BERNTHAL’S BIBLE STUDY CLASS   will meet this Tuesday @ 2:00 pm as a reminder.

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.


SPECIAL THANKS   Holy Trinity received a check this week in the amount of $31,633.00 for our general fund from an anonymous member blessed with 55 years of marriage.  We want to thank them for supporting our congregation and mission here.


SAMARITAN CENTER VOLUNTEER DAY For our Church to volunteer is Saturday October 29th. We still need help so please sign up on sheet in Narthex or call Dorothy Button @ 479-381-2967.


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!


Christmas is a wonderful time of family, friends, gifts, and of course, Jesus; the greatest gift. In other countries however, some do not have a Christmas. This is where Operation Christmas Child comes in. Thru this effort presents are sent to kids who normally wouldn’t; get one along with a message of baby Jesus and his mission to save us all. Our Church can help this goal by putting some of those presents together each year. The simplest way you can help is to donate shoe boxes. You can either wrap them like a present at home or we can do it here. The second and powerful way you can help is to shop. A shopping list can be found in the narthex. If you spot something that is on the list while shopping please consider purchasing it and either creating your own present at home or dropping off in Church office for the mass pack in November. For more informationplease go to holytrin.org/occ.


OUTREACH OPPORTUNITY  Do you have any Christian books, extra Bibles, or Women’s Bible studies/devotions collecting dust at your house?  If they have not been written in and you are looking for a place to donate them, bring them to church!  There is a plastic collection tub in the Giving Center in the Narthex.  Casey Bolte is collecting books/Bibles/devotionals and donating them to a local jail ministry/outreach. 


OUTREACH MINISTRY  Is in need of two volunteers. Volunteers are needed once a month and for two fundraisers a year. If intereseted in helping out please contact Pat Rader @



MILITARY BIBLESTICKS   Once again we are giving the members of our congregation the opportunity to provide Military Biblesticks to chaplains to provide audio Bibles to members of our military and their families.  Please see the insert in the bulletin for details.  Over the last 4 years, members of Holy Trinity have provided 165 of these Biblesticks for our military.  Each one costs $25.  That means we have donated $4,125 for Biblesticks.  We ask any gifts be made by November 13.


LIFE QUOTES  “Every day in this country such confusion and fear leads to nearly 3,000 babies being brutally destroyed through abortion. These are babies created by God, babies for whom Jesus dies, and babies God wants to call into an eternal relationship with him. How can we possibly label these [issues] ‘political’ and withold the only thing that can speak to such matters of the heart? The gospel is designed to speak to hearts; your heart, my heaart, all hearts. The Gospel calls us to repentance. The Gsopel cleanses our hearts and forgives the sins that flow from our hearts.” Rev.Dr. James I. Lamb, former Execuitive Director of Lutherans for Life.



 October 23-October 30th 2016



Worship                                                              8:00am

Bible/Sunday School Classes                     9:30am

Handbell Choir                                                 9:30am

Worship                                                              10:45am


Cameron’s Day Off

ESL (Classroom 2)                                         6:30pm



Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Study                   2:00pm



News & Notes Due                                         12:00pm

Staff Meeting                                                     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



Education Ministry Mtg. (Conf. Rm.)     5:30pm



Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin/Clarion                         1:00pm



Youth Hiking Trip

Helping Hands Volunteer Day         8am-4pm

Ronnie Willis Visitation/Funeral     9:30/10:30pm          



Worship                                                              8:00am

Bible/Sunday School Classes                     9:30am

Handbell Choir                                                 9:30am

Worship                                                           10:45am



Circuit Church: Bella Vista,                        Bella Vista: Pray that we connect people to Jesus, grow in faith, and serve our King.

Church Ministry Team:                                 Elder Ministry: Pray for the Elders and their decision as to whether or not continue to serve on the Elder Ministry team.

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 166(Unity  Service)

Those Who Shared last Sunday: $10,899 ($11 Sunday School Offering, $50 Food Pantry, $100 Youth Retreat, $30 Pastor’s Care Fund)