WELCOME TO OUR NEW OFFICE ASSISTANT   Krista Malone who began working in the office a week ago Friday. We are so happy to have her join our staff and she truly has a servant’s heart for helping others.  Stop by the office and introduce yourself.


SPECIAL DEADLINE FOR NEWS AND NOTES THIS WEEK   Please note that deadline for next weeks news and notes will be due TUESDAY the 27th at noon instead of Wednesday the 28th. This Tuesday deadline will only be for this week. Thank you for your help with submitting information early this coming week. 


LADIES BIBLE STUDY   has begun a new series by Beth Moore titled  “Entrusted” a study of 2 Timothy. Please feel free to join us on Sunday mornings at 9:15 am.


NEW BIBLE CLASS STARTING NEXT SUNDAY   Pam Pickett will be taking over the Sunday morning Bible Class for Pastor Besel beginning next week.  The class meets at 9:30 in Classroom 1.  They will be studying the book of “Mark”.


PASTOR BERNTHAL’S BIBLE STUDY CLASS is meeting each first and third Tuesdays of the month at 2:00 pm. Please feel free to join us for great Bible studies and fellowship.

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

" Unlimited Patience--Almost !” Speaker Emeritus of the Lutheran Hour:

Rev. Dr. Ken Klaus. In this life the Lord of perfect patience invites sinners to faith and forgiveness. But remember, it is an invitation for this life only.

(1 Timothy 1:15-16)  


Holy Trinity Bible Studies


9:30-10:30am  - Pastor Besel is leading a video series on “Facing Disaster Like a Man” in Classroom 1. 

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



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



need of volunteers on any day and at any time. This is a wonderful ministry for those in need. Please call Debbie Studyvin @ 479-795-0570 if interested in helping out.

FINANCIAL PLEDGES FOR 2017  We will be skipping a week in our stewardship emphasis since Pastor will be traveling next weekend.   Sometime in the next two weeks, you will be receiving a letter about financial pledges for 2017.  We pray that you prayerfully consider what your pledge will be, fill out the form that will be in the letter, and then bring it to worship on October 9.  During that service, we will present our pledges to the Lord as we consider the theme, “The Joy of Sharing God’s Blessings.”


PASTOR BESEL TRAVELING   Pastor Besel will be attending the Arkansas Aging Conference in Ft. Smith this Wednesday and Thursday as part of his continuing education.  He will then be on vacation this next Saturday and Sunday as three of Shirley’s cousins come to visit.  Pastor and Delores Bernthal are also traveling to the Northeast to celebrate their 60th Wedding Anniversary.  If you are in need of Pastoral Care, please contact Cameron or your Elder.


CONNECTION CLASSBegins on Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:30am on October 9th and 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.


FLAMINGO FLOCKING Is heading South for the winter ! These next two Sundays they will be flocking a few yards for the remainder of the season. Who’s? Well that is still to be scene. If you would like to flock a friend, or wish to insure against a flock, sign up in the Narthex. All proceeds will go to the Snack Pack program, feeding children who do not eat over the weekend.


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 more 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.


LIFE QUOTES“ The primary goal in Fatherhood is to help children grow in the Lord so that throughout their lives they will look to the Savior in faith and follow him in Christian love. Our most fervent hope and prayer is that they will be and remain member’s of God’s eternal family. May God bless our fathers in carrying out their crucial role in Christian fatherhood!”

Rev. Mark Gullerud, pastor of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Bowdle, South Dakota


THRIVENT CHOICE DOLLARS – Members please remember to direct your Choice Dollars. It is easy and a great benefit to the Church or a charity of your choice! Log in to Thrivent.com/thrivent choice or call 800-847-4836 and choose the “Thrivent Choice” prompt. Last year, over $6,000 was directed toward the Life Center building expenses. This year, the council voted the money would be applied to the general fund. Contact Steven Schmidt @ 479-631-8239 for more information.


TRINITY RESTORATION   The Lutheran Camp on Petit Jean Board of Directors invites all to join them Oct. 16 in celebrating the historic restoration of Trinity Lutheran Church on the 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, where guests will hear fascinating stories about the church’s early years.  The day’s activities will be capped with a free, catered barbecue dinner at 5:30 in the camp dining hall. Please contact the camp office by Sunday, Oct. 9 with reservations.  Call 501-652-6304 or email director@lutherancamp.org.



 September 25-Oct. 2nd, 2016




Worship                                             8:00am

Bible/Sunday School Classes        9:30am

Handbell Choir (Choir Room)      9:30am

Worship                                             10:45am


Cameron’s Day Off

ESL (Classroom 2)                          6:30pm



News & Notes Due                       Noon


Pastor Besel at Aging Conference

News & Notes due                           12:00pm

Mission Crafts                                  3:00pm

ATG                                                    4-7:00pm

No Confirmation Class                  

Choir Rehearsal                               6:30 pm

ESL (Classroom 2)                          6:30pm

Praise Group Rehearsal                 7:30pm


Pastor Besel at Aging Conference

Education Ministry Team              6:30pm



Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin& Clarion         1:00pm


Communion                                      8:00am

Bible/Sunday School Classes        9:30am

Handbell Choir                                9:30pm

Communion                                    10:45am 


Circuit Church: Messiah,                        Pea Ridge: May Messiah Lutheran be a light of Christ in Pea Ridge.         

Church Ministry Team: Sunday School Team: Pray for our Sunday School program, our teachers, and for continued growth as we begin a new year.

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 LoveWe Love Because He First Loved Us”

Those Who Worshiped Last Sunday: 167 Total (86 Early Service/81 Late Service)

Those Who Shared Last Sunday: $7538.80 ( $175 Food Pantry, $50 Building Fund, $100 Pastor’s Care Fund, $1,407.40 SWEPCO Energy Rebate, $50 Anniversary Fund)