Holy Trinity Bible Studies
9:30-10:30am - Pastor Besel is leading a four week series on “Joseph – Carpenter of Steel” in Classroom 1 from the Lutheran Hour Men’s Ministry.
9:30-10:30am in the Conference Room - Women Bible Study by Beth Moore “LIVING BEYOND YOURSELF – Exploring the Fruit of the Spirit” - 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
FEED MY SHEEP
TODAY is the day! Please put your items in the cart in the Narthex. If you forgot your items, drop them by the office during normal business hours. If you prefer to make a donation, please place it in the offering plate marked Feed My Sheep. Your generosity is much appreciated!!
ATTENTION YOUTH & PARENTS
There is a youth parent meeting TODAY after late service.
– Pastor is on vacation through Tuesday, July 5th. If you need pastoral assistance while Pastor Besel is out, please contact Pastor Bernthal, Cameron Pullmann, or your Elder.
T-SHIRTS ARE IN!
If you ordered a t-shirt from the youth group, they are in. Stop by the table in the Narthex and pick up your shirt! A second order will be placed – if you are interested, please contact Cameron ASAP!
MONDAY, JULY 4TH
– the office will be closed AND all the carpets in the building (except the Sanctuary) will be cleaned. Please try to avoid coming into the church building if possible.
THE LUTHERAN HOUR
Today on KURM (790AM) at 12:30 and The Bott Radio Network at 8AM on 89.3FM "Freedom in Action" Lutheran Hour Speaker: Rev. Dr. Gregory SeltzIn Christ, you are free from being ruled by your burdens, free to serve others for the glory of God. (Galations 6:1-18)
If you are attending college in the Fall, please contact the church office. We like to prepare a “care package” for all of our college students and need to know how many to make. Thank you!
NEWS AND NOTES
Reminder the deadline for News and Notes each week is Wednesday by noon. If you have articles, please send them to the office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
VBS JULY 24th -28th:
It’s that time of year again and we are ready to explore God's Love for us. We have so much planned for all those who attend from fun games and science experiments to glimpses into the lives of those in the Bible and God's love to us. You can register your children online at holytrin.org/vbs or at Holy Trinity your first day.
We still need help in many different areas from leading groups to decorating. There is something for everyone! So please talk to Kevin Brockhoff or Cameron Pullmann and let them know how you want to help!
“We cannot read the history of our rise and development as a nation, without reckoning with the place the Bible has occupied in shaping the advances of the Republic … Where we have been the truest and most consistent in obeying its precepts, we have attained the greatest measure of contentment and prosperity.” Franklin Delano Roosevelt, October 6, 1935 – A Life Quote from Lutherans For Life • www.lutheransforlife.org
SAMARITAN CENTER BACKPACK EVENT
Each year, the Samaritan Center collects items to fill backpacks for local school age children in need. Each year, our church has supported this event by collecting one item. This year, we are collecting COLLEGE RULE SPIRAL NOTEBOOKS (single subject size). Our goal is to collect 1,500 notebooks! Please pick up a few notebooks when you are at the store (summer school sales will start soon!). Place the notebooks under the sign in the Giving Center. Thank you!
NEWS FROM CAMP PETIT JEAN:
The Lutheran Camp on Petit Jean still has space for additional campers in upcoming sessions for every grade level, but not for long. Pathfinders (for children entering grades 2-4) begins this Wednesday, July 6; Voyagers (entering grades 8-12) begins July 10; Trailblazers (grades 5-8) begins July 17.
This year the camp has added a two-night Family Camp July 24-26. Family Camp is designed especially for families with children age 8 or under. The whole family can participate but the activities will be geared toward younger children. To register or learn more, visit the camp website: lutherancamp.org.
The first four sessions of camp have been a blast. To see pictures, visit the Facebook page Lutheran Camp on Petit Jean Mountain. (And “like” it while you’re there!)
OFFICE NOTE: Several of our church members have attended this camp this year and had a GREAT time! They say it’s comparable to Camp War Eagle!
Thank you for your prayers for my grandson, Gavin Rodgers, who was honorably discharged last Monday after 4 years in the Marines. He has arrived in Branson, MO. where he will attend the community college and attempt to turn his hobby of bull riding into a profession. Please continue with your prayers.
WINDSHIELD WIPER AND A CHILD
From the mouths of babes. It's all so clear to them. Driving in the rain will never be quite the same.........
One rainy afternoon I was driving along one of the main streets of town, taking those extra precautions necessary when the roads are wet and slick. Suddenly, my son Matthew spoke up from his relaxed position in the front seat. “Mom, I'm thinking of something.” This announcement usually meant he had been pondering some fact for a while and was now ready to expound all that his seven-year-old mind had discovered. I was eager to hear. “What are you thinking?” I asked. “The rain,” he began, “is like sin and the windshield wipers are like God, wiping our sins away.”
After the chill bumps raced up my arms I was able to respond. “That's really good, Matthew.” Then my curiosity broke in. How far would this little boy take this revelation? So I asked... “Do you notice how the rain keeps on coming? What does that tell you?” Matthew didn't hesitate one moment with his answer: “We keep on sinning, and God just keeps on forgiving us.”
Who can drive in the rain again without thinking of this???
Pastor will be attending the Synodical ConventionJuly 8th through July14th. If you need pastoral care during this time, please contact Pastor Bernthal, Cameron Pullmann, or your Elder.
FOR YOUR PRAYERS:
Circuit Church: Faith, Bentonville. Please ask God to bless our Nation so that we would be lights for Christ.
Church Ministry Team/Group: Music Ministry: Journeymen – Please pray that we find effective ways to reach out to men with the Gospel, and with encouragement to trust God with our entire life.
Local Ministry: Not available
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: 137 (63 Early Service, 74 Late Service)
Those who shared last Sunday: $6,108.75 ($30 Youth, $55 Food Pantry, $100 Building Fund, $15 Pastor’s Care Fund, and $3.25 Copier Use)