November 13, 2016


UNITY SUNDAY NEXT WEEK   Next Sunday is the last of our Unity Sundays for this year.  Sunday School and Bible classes begin at 8:45am.  We will have one communion service at 10:00 AM.  Following the service, there will be a HTY Café and Voter’s meeting in the Life Center.  Business is limited to the 2017 Budget and ratification of leaders.


MISSION U THIS SATURDAY  Deb Erdmann will be here from Milwaukee to lead our final Mission U workshop.  This workshop was postponed in July because a problem with her connecting flights.  The theme is:  Equipping to Share — Tough Questions.  It is about how to respond to people who ask questions about the existence of God, why the Bible is true, etc.  I have been told by several people that this is a great workshop.  The congregation is covering the costs, including lunch.  Please sign up on the bulletin board in the narthex if you plan to attend.


FEED MY SHEEP   Thank you for the generous donations of food and money this past Sunday. We are expecting a great number of visitors to the pantry in the month of November with the Thanksgiving Holiday so your generous donation of food or money will be greatly appreciated!



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

"The Day Of Hope Is Coming”

Speaker: Rev. Dr. Gregory Seltz.

There is hope when God acts in the midst of our helplessness.

(Malachi 4:1-6)  


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, & Betty Jensen – Led By Vern Schaefer


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

                   Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Class


GIRLS LUNCH OUT  this month will be on Thursday @ 11:30am @ Taste of Thai.  Sign up sheet is on bulletin board in Narthex.  Please join us for a great time!


The items are in and shoeboxes fill Cameron’s office. Now is the fun part, we turn it all into Christmas presents! Join us on November 16, 17, and 18 from 5:30-6:30pm as we wrap, fill, and carefully runner band all the shoeboxes for children around the world. We will have food and drinks for those who come throuhg the week. Then on Saturday, November 19th @ 1:00pm we will have the final packing party to finish it up! WE are going to need a lot of help getting all the shoeboxes ready and it is al;ways a lot of fun. Make sure to bring some pictures of your family to share with the children who receive the presents, if you so wish. And there is one last way you can help and it is important. Each box costs $7 to send overseas, which is a real deal when it comes to shipping. If you would please consider making an extra offering this month to help get these presents where they need need to go it will be appreciated. Make sure to mark it Operation Christmas Child. Talk to Cameron or visit if you have any questions.


Do You Like to Have the Service on the Screen?  Then we need your help.  We need at least one other person to help put the service together with Powerpoint and Easy Worship (can be done at home).  ALSO, we need more people to operate the computer duing church so the same people aren’t doing it every Sunday.   If you can help please contact Pastor Besel about the details.

THANKSGIVING/CHRISTMAS BASKETS Will once again be offered to members of our congregation. We need your donations to make this a success ! Please bring in items typically used to prepare a Holiday dinner. Place items on the giving Center counter so we can keep those items separate from the Pantry donations.If you would like to RECEIVE A BASKET please contact the Church office by Friday, November 18th. We need to know if you would like a basket for Thanksgiving or Christmas. 


ROGERS CHRISTMAS PARADE Will be held on December 2nd in downtown Rogers at 7:00pm. Holy Trinity will have a float again this year. The theme is “Woodland Christmas” We invite kids to ride on the float as Angels or Shepherds. (Costumes provided) We plan to decorate the folat on Sunday, Nov. 29th @at the Eisma’s from 2:00-5:00pm. If you would like to help or have questions please contact Nancy Eisma or Kelly Faust.


LIFE QUOTES  “People do not like to face the fact that their soul will live on in eternity. We need time to be alone with God, to hear his Word, to read it everyday, and to pray to Him. This is where we get food for our soul. We need to sit as a fmaily and let God feed us with His Word, have our devotion, and pray together.”Rev. Homer Larsen, Christian Crusader radio program-*A Life Quote from Lutherans For Life*


JOURNEYMEN !!   Are you ready to get together this Fall?  How about an evening together around a campfire? We will be hosting ADVENT BY BONFIRE again this year on December 3rd at the Sij ranch between Avoca and Garfield ( Same place as last year). We had a great time last year, andwould like to see more of you attend and love to see about 10 guests this year, so think about friends and neighbors to invite. C’Mon Guys –Let’s have a nite at the ranch. Sign up sheet in the Narthex.


FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY  We would like to offer this 9 week course by Dave Ramsey here at Holy Trinity.  Pastor Besel is looking for someone to lead the course.  Also, let him know if this is something that would interst you.  The Mid-South District is offering to reimburse the $93 cost for people completing the course in the near future.


2017 LUTHERAN ANNUAL Is now available for ordering. If you are interested in one you can order online @ or contact cph @ 1-800-325-3040. Cost is $27.99 not including shipping. Please contact Church office with any questions.


BELLA VISTA LUTHERAN CHURCH Invites everyone to their JOY,JOY,JOY, concert on Dec. 11 @ 3:30pm. For more information see flyer in Narthex.






 November 13th-20th 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



Circuit Pastor’s @ Springdale                    9am-2:00pm

Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Study Class        2:00pm               



News & Notes Due                                         12:00pm

Staff Meeting                                                     12:00pm

Mission Crafts                                                  3:00pm

ATG                                                                       4-7:00pm

Confirmation Class                                         4:30pm

Operation Christmas Child Packing       5:30pm               


Choir Rehearsal                                               6:30pm

ESL (Classroom2)                                          6:30pm

Praise Group Rehearsal                               7:30pm



Pastor @ Support In Eureka                      9am-2:00pm

Girls Lunch Out @ Taste Of Thai              11:30am



Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin                                           1:00pm



Mission U/Classroom 1                               9am-2:00pm

Operation Christmas Child Packing       1:00pm



Bible/Sunday School Classes                     8:45am

Handbell Choir                                                 8:45am

Communion                                                   10:00am

Voter’s Mtg/HTY Café                                   11:30am



Circuit Church: Living Savior,                        Bethel Heights: Pay that God would guide the outreach of the congregation and the assimilation of new members.

Church Ministry Team: Outreach Ministry Team:    


Pray also for our Military; Especially Jake Button, who is in the National Guard, 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 ( 85 Early Service/???? Late Service

Those Who Shared Last Sunday: $12,615.01 ($650 Military Bible Sticks, $50 Thanksgiving/Christmas Baskets, $1000 Pantry Care, $121 Operation Christmas Child, $150 Jr. High Retreat, $40 Ronnie Willis Memorial, $677 Feed My Sheep)