August 14, 2016

CONFIRMATION PLANNING MEETING   Reminder of meeting today at noon with
Pastor Besel in Classroom 1to plan this year’s Junior Confirmation class.  This is for parents and students.

UPDATE ON THE NURSERY   Reminder that  there is no longer a staffed nursery available. Parents however are still welcome to use the facility as the Cry Room.  

CHOIR AND PRAISE GROUP REHEARSALS    Will begin on August 24th. Choir rehearsal at 6:30 p.m. followed by Praise group rehearsal at 7:30 p.m. For more information or questions please contact LeAnn Girshner.

SEPTEMBER CLARION DEADLINE  If you have something you would like included in next issue the deadline is tomorrow August 15th.

Christian artist Jason Gray in concert at 6:00 p.m. followed by first pitch at 7:15 and a fireworks show following the game. Our Journeymen group is offering free tickets to the first 50 people to sign up. Please call the church office to reserve your free ticket no later than tomorrow August 15th.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR  Today on KURM (790AM) at 12:30 and The Bott Radio Network at 8AM on 89.3FM "In Spite Of Everything” Lutheran Hour Speaker: Rev. Dr. Gregory Seltz. 
Pastor Seltz preaches a classic sermon by Dr. Oswald Hoffman. (Romans 8:28) 

Holy Trinity Bible Studies
9:30-10:30am  - Pastor Besel is leading a five week video series on “The Mission of Jesus” in Classroom 1.  Today is the Crucifixion
9:30-10:30am in the Conference Room –   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 

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

GIRLS LUNCH OUT  The next luncheon will be held on August 18th at 11:30 a.m. at Smokin Joe’s Ribhouse in Rogers. Sign up sheet is on bulletin board in the narthex. 

CONFIRMATION PRAYER PALS   Confirmation is right around the corner and with that comes a lot of studying and homework.  Our Confirmation Prayer Pals help during these stressful times by praying and supporting the students.  Studies show that teenagers need 5 adult mentors outside of their parents during this critical period and the church is one of the best places they can receive that support.  The responsibilities of a Prayer Pal is to pray for their student regularly, remember them on special days (birthdays, Christmas, and the like), and visit with them once a month at a scheduled day and time, for a half an hour. It really is a blessing to both the prayer pal and the student.  If you are interested or have questions, talk to Cameron.

SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS    The Education Ministry Team is looking for Sunday School teachers this fall. The hope is to have multiple teachers per class, allowing teachers to attend other Bible classes and such throughout the year. If you are interested or have questions, please contact Kevin Brockhoff or Cameron Pullman. 

MISSION CRAFTS  Meets on Wednesday nights in Classroom 1 from 3-8:00pm. We are in need of greeting cards, and double stick tape. We are making personal care gift bags for the Battered Women’s Shelter this Fall. Donations of small personal items could be used. Contact Mary Girshner with questions.
Now is the time to shop for school  supplies for this event with all of the sales currently happening. These supplies mean so much to the children we send these gifts too. Pens, pencils, notebooks, crayons, and other school supplies are in desperate need in other countries. There are other needs besides school supplies ! For a complete list of items please visit

LUTHERAN CAMP TRIVIA NIGHT  Strap on your brains!  It’s time for Trivia night! Registration is now open for Trivia Night ! Registration is now open for this annual fundraiser for the Lutheran Camp on Petit Jean. This is an evening of brain-stretching fun as teams compete for great prizes and the prestige of hoisting the Dinner Bell Triangle Trophy. The entry fee for preregistered teams of up to eight people is $120. Individuals can register for $20 and join a team the night of the event. If trivia is not your thing, come anyway to join the fun; there will be lots of great food, and a fabulous silent auction. The event will be August 27th in the Family Life Center of Peace Lutheran Church in Conway. Doors oopen at 5:00pm. To register, call 501-652-6304 or e-mail You can also register online at the camp website, 

MUSTACHE CHALLENGE  The convention ended with a special challenge.  Details on bulletin board.

SAVE THE DATE  Sunday September 11th we will have a Unity Sunday. We would like to invite everyone to a BBQ meal and cake to celebrate Pastor Bernthal’s 60th year anniversary in Ministry and honor his service.We will also celebrate Rally day to kick off our Sunday school year with activities for the children and an opportunity to meet their teachers and see their rooms, decorate cupcakes, and a cupcake walk. There will also be a ministry fair with booths hosted by each Ministry team so everyone can see what each team doesand find areas they may be called to join or help with. Please come and join us for this very special day and occasion.

LIFE QUOTES  “ A Christian father will slao serve as a spiritual Priest for the family. As such he is to nourish the sould of the children, teaching them about the Lord, His will for their lives, and about His loving, gracious, and merciful ways.” Rev. Mark Gullerud, Pastor at Redeember Lutheran Church, Bowdle, South Dakota-* A Life Quote *

LUTHERAN FEDERAL CREDIT UNION  Lutheran Church Extension has launched an separate Federal Credit Union for members of the church.  Basic information is included on the insert in the bulletin for those interested.

"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. it's the life in your years." 
             —Abraham Lincoln
AUGUST 14-AUGUST 21st, 2016

Worship                8:00am
Sunday School/Bible Classes    9:15am
Worship    10:45am
Confirmation Planning Mtg.    12:00pm

September Clarion Due
Cameron’s Day Off

Outreach (Library)            6:30pm
News & Notes due            12:00pm
Staff Meeting            12:00pm
ATG                    4-7:00pm
ESL (Library)            6:30pm
Girls Lunch Out            11:30am
(Smokin Joe’s Rogers)

Pastors Day Off
Assemble Bulletin             1:00pm

Commmunion            8:00am
Sunday School/Bible Classes    9:15am
Communion            10:45am

Circuit Church: First Lutheran, Harrison
Pray for our young people and especially our confirmands that the love of Christ flow through hearts to others.                         

Church Ministry Team: Outreach Ministry Team.
 Pray for strength and encouragement for our team.    

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: 159 Total ( 55 Early Service, 104 Late Service) 
Those Who Shared Last Sunday:  ($42.80 Youth Can Money, $700 Life Ctr. Rental, $4,798.79 Shared Blessings Rebate, $340 Food Pantry, $256.57 VBS Offering, $30 Pastor’s Care Fund, $70 Building Fund)