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 – Beginning NEXT Sunday: Women’s Bible Study by Beth Moore: “BREATH”…THE LIFE OF GOD IN US” - 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
Please join us after service for a POTLUCK DINNER (Youth are at NYG) and a Voter’s Meeting.
GIRL’S LUNCH OUT
– The signup sheet is up! Join us for lunch at Copeland’s THIS Thursday, July 21st at 11:30am. Please put your name on the signup sheet so we’ll know how many seats to save!
VBS DECORATING JULY 23RD
VBS is fast approaching and we are buckling down and getting ready. One of the biggest, and honestly most fun, ways you can help is by helping us decorate. This year we will transform the education wing and other parts of the church into a magnificent cave to help us better explore God's love. We will be starting around 4:00pm on July 23rd. If you would like to help or learn more about VBS this year, please contact Cameron.
DON’T FORGET MISSION U!
We are hosting our next session of Mission U on Saturday, July 23, from 9 AM – 2 PM in Classroom 1. This session is “Equipping to Share: Tough Questions.” Participants will learn how to classify, identify, and get to the root of tough questions and objections to Christianity, and practice giving sensitive and relevant answers that point to the Savior, using messages of “Law” and “Gospel” as appropriate. The congregation is picking up the costs, including lunch. Please sign up on the bulletin board in the Narthex by next Sunday so we can order food.
THE LUTHERAN HOUR
Today on KURM (790AM) at 12:30 and The Bott Radio Network at 8AM on 89.3FM "The One Thing You Really Need" Lutheran Hour Speaker: Rev. Dr. Gregory Seltz –The story of Mary and Martha is not so much about Mary and Martha or us. It’s really about Jesus. (Luke 10:38-42)
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.
Thank you to my Holy Trinity family for the many prayers, cards, visits, calls, and flowers during my recent hospital stays. They were SO appreciated! Mary Hartwig
If you are attending college in the Fall, please contact the Church Office. We would like to prepare a “care package” for all of our college students and need to know how many to make. We will have a college “send off” ceremony during both services on July 31st.
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!
“Christian fatherhood goes beyond merely ensuring that children are well cared for and provided for. A Christian father will also be actively engaged in the rearing of his children. The apostle Paul gives divine counsel both on how to-and how not to–go about this parental function, when he exhorts, “Fathers, do not exasperate your children, instead, bring them up in training and instruction of the Lord” (Ephesians 6:4, NIV) Rev. Mark Gullerud, Pastor of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Bowdle, South Dakota - A Life Quote from Lutherans For Life • www.lutheransforlife.org
UPDATE ON THE NURSERY
Due to low usage and difficulty staffing the nursery, it will be converted into a cry room effective the first Sunday in August (08/07/2016). This means the room is still available for use by parents, however parents will need to stay with their children. There will not be an adult present to watch the children. The video feed will continue to be available. If you have any concerns or comments regarding this conversion, please contact your Elder or the church office.
NATIONAL YOUTH GATHERING
The Youth left Wednesday morning! They are currently in New Orleans with several thousand other youth praising and learning more about our Lord! You can follow the events of the Youth Gathering through the Synod’s web site. It is: www.lcms.org. Please keep them all in your prayers. Those attending are: Cole Brockoff, Conner Byrd, Kelsey Byrd, Daniel Cearley, Jarrod Eisma, Kendell Faust, Mackie Gregory, Zander Gregory, Abbey Griffin, Aaron Gust, Valerie Gust, Amelia Gutche, Courtney Gutche, Lauren Kellogg, Zeke Peterson, and Matthew Sij. Their adult leaders are: Cameron and Terra Pullmann, Pam Pickett, and Dean Eisma. They should be back at the church on Wednesday, July 20th.
TO THINK ABOUT …
“The human heart is like a ship on a stormy sea driven about by winds blowing from all four corners of heaven.”
– Martin Luther
Casey’s last day with us will be Wednesday, July 20th. If you are interested in volunteering in the office until we hire an additional office worker, please contact Pastor or the Church Office. If you are interested in applying for the position, please see Pastor or contact the Office.
THE CENTER OF THE BIBLE..........
· Do you know what the shortest chapter in the Bible is? Answer: Psalms 117
· Do you know what the longest chapter in the Bible is? Answer: Psalms 119
· Do you know the center chapter of the Bible? Answer: Psalms 118
· Fact: There are 594 chapters before Psalms 118
· Fact: There are 594 chapters after Psalms 118
· Add these numbers and you get 1118.
· The center verse in the Bible is Psalms 118:8
· Does this verse say something significant about God's perfect will?
· Next time someone says they would like to find God's perfect will for their lives and that they want to know the center of His will, just send them to the center of His Word.
Psalms 118:8 (NKJV) "It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man"
NOW ISN'T THAT ODD HOW THIS WORKED OUT.......OR WAS GOD IN THE CENTER OF IT?
FOR YOUR PRAYERS:
Circuit Church: Holy Trinity, Rogers. Ask God to protect our Youth while they attend the National Youth Gathering in New Orleans. Pray that God will use it to strengthen their faith in Jesus.
Church Ministry Team/Group: Church Office Staff: Officers.
Local Ministry: Not Available At This Time
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: 150 (62 Early Service, 88 Late Service)
Those who shared last Sunday: $11,207.49 ($600 Life Ctr. Rental, $100 Food Pantry, $50 Building Fund, $50 Anniversary, $5 Pastor’s Care Fund)