November 6, 2016

FEED MY SHEEP TODAY   Thank you for helping our congregation show God’s grace to people who come to our pantry.  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!


A SPECIAL THANK YOU  to all of those who volunteered at our Trunk or Treat.  It was a great success and we could not have done this without you!  Thanks!


LEAVE A LEGACY WORKSHOP  Paul Reeves from the District Office and Lisa Reeves, a local estate planning attorney who belongs to Bella Vista Lutheran will be here this afternoon at 3:30 PM in Classroom 1.




REMINDER  If you use the office workroom, please help us keep it organized by leaving it as you found it.  If you leave the office staff a note, please remember to sign it so we can follow up with your question or concern.  Thank you.


GIRLS LUNCH OUT  this month will be on November 17th @ 11:30am @ Taste of Thai.  Sign up sheet is on bulletin board in Narthex.  Please join us for a great time!


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

"Do You Want This Blessing”

Speaker: Rev. Dr. Gregory Seltz.

Jesus came to bless you; He takes the initiative to reach out to broken lives with His love and help.

(Matthew 5:1-12)  


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


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.



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 18th 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 through 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 always 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.


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 that any gifts be made by next Sunday, November 13th.


THRIVENT FINANCIAL Are you a member? Do you have Action teams available to you? Are you willing to get involved and use them to benefit the Church but unsure how? If you answered yes please contact Casey Bolte @ 479-644-3618 to have your name added to the Church’s list. There are several Church activities that could benefit from Action teams including Feed My Sheep, Operation Christmas Child, VBS, etc. It doesn’t cost anything to apply for and utilize an Action team-other than your time. Intereseted in becoming a member of Thrivent? Please contact Steven Schmitt @ 479-631-8239.


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.


DISTRICT TOWN HALL MEETING   President Paavola and other staff from the District Office will be meeting with the people of the Fayettville Circuit this Thursday night here at Holy Trinity.  The meeting starts at 6:30.  The members of Holy Trinity are invited to attend.


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. 


LIFE QUOTES  “Is someone resistant to the life-affirming message as you have presented? Perhaps it’s the attitude they sense when they have been approached. I have found that when my attitude is more reflective of Christ, my message is much better received, and I can do my job of lifting those who are weak. So I pray, “Lord make me a servant who is humble and meek that I might lift up those who are weak. Amen.”. “Lynette Auch, President of Lutherans For Life- *A Life Quote from Lutherans For Life*




 November 6th-13th 2016



Communion                                                      8:00am

Bible/Sunday School Classes                     9:30am

Handbell Choir                                                 9:30am

Communion                                                      10:45am

Youth Parent Mtg.                                          Noon

Leave A Legacy                                                3:30pm


Cameron’s Day Off

Elders                                                                   6:30pm                               

ESL (Classroom 2)                                         6:30pm



Council                                                                6:30pm               



Ministerial Alliance Lunch @ Church    11:30am

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



District Town Hall For Circuit                   6:30pm

@ Holy Trinity



Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin                                           1:00pm

Jr. High LinkT Retreat Thru Sunday



Worship                                                              8:00am

Bible/Sunday School Classes                     9:30am

Handbell Choir                                                 9:30am

Worship                                                          10:45am



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: Education Ministry Team:   Prayer of thanks to all who were involved with the safe and successful trunk or treat this past Monday. We pray that the Holy Spirit works in those who visited that they may come to have a personal relationship with Jesus.                                  

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 168(72 Early  Service/96 Late Service)

Those Who Shared last Sunday: $7,041.01 ($11.75 Sunday School, $4 Mission Crafts, $50 Food Pantry, $15 Pastor’s Care Fund, $475 Bible Sticks)