September 18, 2016


THANK YOUDolores and I want to thank the congregation and all who prepared the celebration of my 60th year in ministry. There were many kind remarks and beautiful cards that made us very happy and appreciated. May God continue to bless you richly. Also want to thank Pastor Besel for allowing me to continue to serve as Visitation Pastor.  Finally, the meal was excellent.     Sincerely,  ~Pastor and Delores Bernthal~


LADIES BIBLE STUDY   has completed the study “Breath” by Beth Moore . The new study beginning today is “Entrusted” a study of 2 Timothy. Please feel free to join us on Sunday mornings at 9:15 am.


PASTOR BERNTHAL’S BIBLE STUDY CLASS is meeting each first and third Tuesdays of the month at 2:00 pm. Please feel free to join us for great Bible studies and fellowship.


MINISTRY FAIR/RALLY DAY/PASTOR BERNTHAL’S CEREMONY  this past Sunday was a huge success!!  Thank you to everyone that helped and had a part in putting these events together.


PRAYER SQUARE MINISTRYwas featured on the website of Celebrate Arkansas magazine! The ministry makes and donates many of these prayer squares to the Ronald McDonald Charities of Arkhoma. Squares are made with love to give those in need comfort as they hold it and pray.  



THE LUTHERAN HOUR  Today on KURM  (790AM) at 12:30 and The Bott Radio Network at 8AM on 89.3FM " Be Careful Who Sings Your Praises !” Lutheran Hour Speaker: Rev. Dr. Gregory Seltz. God invites us to take all that He gives us and then put it to work for others.

(Luke 16:1-15)


Holy Trinity Bible Studies

Sunday   (No classes today – Ministry Fair)

9:30-10:30am  - Pastor Besel is leading a video series on “Facing Disaster Like a Man” in Classroom 1. 

9:30-10:30am in the Conference Room –   Women’s Bible Study by Beth Moore:   “ENTRUSTED” - 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



1st & 3rd Tuesdays at 2:00pm-Pastor   

Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Study       Class  


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


Thank you for your prayers, thoughts, cards, and support in the loss of my Mother. Your kindness is very appreciated .   ~ Dan Martin Family~


Thank you so much for all the cards, prayers and calls during my recent illness. It was so appreciated by Omar and myself.               ~Ione Kauffeld~


CONNECTION CLASSBegins on Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:30am on October 9th and runs for eight weeks.This is class is for those who have recently joined the congregation. It is also for members who want to review the basics of our faith and to make connections with new members.  It is also a chance to review Christian doctrine.


CHOIR AND PRAISE GROUP REHEARSALS have began.  Choir rehearsal at 6:30 p.m. followed by Praise group rehearsal at 7:30 p.m.  Wednesday evenings. For more information please contact LeAnn Girshner.


HANDBELL CHOIR There has been an excellent response to opening training for handbells! Our first training class will be TODAY at 9:30am in the choir room. If you have talked to Christy Lehenbauer about joining, we will see you then. Even if you are just curious, we welcome you to join usand try it out. You can ring as little or as much as you have time for.

OFFICE WORKERS   The elders this last week approved moving Kim McConnell from Office Assistant to Office Manager.  They also approved hiring Krista Malone as the new Office Assistant.  She started working on Friday.  Each will be working about 20 hours per week and sharing the duties of office operations.   If you haven’t met either one, feel free to stop by the office during our regular hours (9-4) and introduce yourself.



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


LIFE QUOTES“ Boys need to know how they, as the stewards and defenders of life, should regard women, most especially their someday wives. Girls need to know how they, as the co-stewards and nurturers of life, should regardmen, most especially their someday husbands. Parents go a long way in preparing sons and daughters for marriage by mentoring respect, patience, selflessness, and forgiveness.”

Linda Bartlett. Former President of Lutheran For Life- A Life Quote from Lutherans For Life*




need of volunteers on any day and at any time. This is a wonderful ministry for those in need. Please call Debbie Studyvin @ 479-795-0570 if interested in helping out..


THRIVENT CHOICE DOLLARS – Members please remember to direct your Choice Dollars. It is easy and a great benefit to the Church or a charity of your choice! Log in to choice or call 800-847-4836 and choose the “Thrivent Choice” prompt. Last year, over $6,000 was directed toward the Life Center building expenses. This year, the council voted the money would be applied to the general fund. Contact Steven Schmidt @ 479-631-8239 for more information.


The Joy in Receiving God’s Blessings

Today is the start of our stewardship emphasis Experiencing the Joy of Generosity. Our theme for today is “The Joy in Receiving God’s Blessings.” In the words of Billy Graham, “God has given us two hands, one to give with and the other to receive with.” Through the work of the Holy Spirit, we are able to appreciate how generously God gives to us. He provides for us physically and spiritually. God demonstrated his love for us by giving “His only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16). First God loved, then he gave, and he keeps on giving. Forgiveness, salvation, and, in fact, all we are and everything we have or ever will have are gifts from God.



     September 18-25th, 2016




Communion                                      8:00am

Bible/Sunday School Classes         9:15am

Handbell Choir (Choir Room)      9:30am

Communion                                      10:45am


Cameron’s Day Off

ESL (Classroom 2)                           6:30pm


Circuit Pastors Meeting @             9:30am-2pm

Faith in Bentonville                       

Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Class        2:00pm


News & Notes due                           12:00pm

Staff Meeting                        12:00pm

Mission Crafts                                  3:00pm

ATG                                                    4-7:00pm

Confirmation Class                         4:30pm

Choir Rehearsal                               6:30 pm

ESL (Classroom 2)                           6:30pm

Praise Group Rehearsal                  7:30pm


Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin                           1:00pm


Private Party/Chapel                      11am-4:00pm          


Worship                                             8:00am

Bible/Sunday School Classes         9:15am

Worship                                             10:45am                                                  


Circuit Church: Faith, Bentonville: Bless the new school year and a new year for our Church.    

Church Ministry Team: Music Ministry 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.