January 8th, 2017


THE INSTALLATION OF 2017 OFFICERS AND LEADERS  is being held in both services today.  A listing is in the bulletin.  Please keep them in your prayers throughout this year.


LEADERS RETREAT  Our annual leaders retreat will be held this Saturday, the 14th, from 8:30am-12:30pm in Classroom 1 for all our 2017 leaders.  Please let Pastor Besel or the church office know if you are not able to attend.


FEED MY SHEEP  Thank you to everyone who gave food items or money donations to our pantry. Your generosity is very much appreciated !!


2017 OFFFERING ENVELOPES  are located on the Giving center counter. Please stop by and pick them up. Call the Church office if you do not have one.


PORTALS OF PRAYER  Make sure you pick up the new Portals of Prayer for January.  They are available in the Narthex.  Feel free to share them with other people.


YOUTH SKI TRIPSign-Up Deadline is this Tuesday the 10th.






Today on KURM (790AM) at 12:30 and The Bott Radio Network at 8AM on 89.3FM. "God’s Real Promise of Righteousness and Justice”

Speaker: Rev. Dr. Gregory Seltz.

Jesus brings us righteousness and justice to restore bruised reeds and reignite faintly burning wicks. (Isaiah 42:1-9)





9:30-10:30am – Pam Pickett is leading

            Study of Mark in Classroom 1.    

9:30-10:30am – Dave Lehenbauer and

Duane Wright are leading a study in Prayer in Classroom 2.

9:30-10:30am – Pastor Besel leads the Connections Class in Room 6.

9:30-10:30am – Women’s Bible Study entitled Believing God.


Monday  2nd & 4th Mondays at


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


THE WOMENS BIBLE STUDY  Is beginning a new study by Beth Moore entitled “Believing God” starting todayfrom 9:30-10:30am.  Workbooks are available at Lifeway Book stores.

SPECIAL THANK YOU From Omar Kauffeld for all the cards and food that he was given while he was recovering from his surgery.


ANNUAL COOKIE WALK  Is being held today until Noon. There will be a free will offering and funds go to the HTLC food pantry.


LUTHER QUOTE   “Nor does he send trial upon you in order to cast you off, but that you may the better learn to know and the more closely cling to his Word, that you may experience how earnestly and faithfully he cares for you.”  ( Church Postils, Epiphany 2)


GIRLS LUNCH OUTOur next luncheon is scheduled for January 19th at 11:30am at the Atlanta Bread Company. Sign up sheet on bulletin board in Narthex. Come join us for food, fun, and fellowship!


LIFE QUOTES  “So microscopic zygotes and embryos may not resemble adult human beings. They may not yet carry out any recognizably human activities. Nevertheless, scientific observations define them as nothing other than human lives, worthy of the same respect the Scriptures assign us all. They look and act exactly like a human being ought to in these beginning stages of her growth.”

Rev. Michael W. Salemink, Executive Director of Lutherans For Life.

* A Life Quote From Lutherans For Life *

USED FLOWER VASES  If you have any flower vases not being used in your home please bring and place in a box located on the Garden table. A local flower shop can use these vases and one of our Church members will be picking up the vases and delivering to the shop. Donations will be accepted for the next two Sundays.


What Not to Take into the New Year


Self-Help Books – Trust in God first.  Don’t turn to Him as a last resort(Proverbs 3:5, 6)

Tape Measure – Consider only God’s standards.  Don’t compare yourself to other people(Luke 18:9-14)

Rearview Mirror – Don’t live in the past.  You’ll miss out on what God is doing in your life now(Philippians 3:12-14)

Gavel – Stop wasting time judging others.  Instead, pray for them, help them, and team with them)  Luke 6:37, 38)

Life Vest – Don’t be overly cautious spiritually.  Peter experienced Jesus in a real way because he dared to step out of the boat(Matthew 14:22-33)

Garage-Door Opener – We think we’re networked but often isolate ourselves.  God intended for us to live in community with one another(Hebrews 10:23-25)

Handcuffs – Don’t offer excuses about why you can’t help out.  God can do amazing things through – and despite – us.  Just follow Him, with no excuses(Mark 6:35-44)

n  Gregg McCaslin



He was born in an obscure village, the child of a peasant woman.  He grew up in still another village, where He worked in a carpenter shop until He was thirty.  Then for three years He was an itinerant preacher.  He never wrote a book.  He never held an office.  He never had a family or owned a house.  He didn't go to college.  He never visited a big city. 


He never traveled more than two hundred miles from the place where He was born.  He did none of the things one usually associates with greatness.   He had no credentials but Himself.  He was only thirty-three when the tide of public opinion turned against Him.  His friends ran away.


He was turned over to His enemies and went through the mockery of a trial.  He was nailed to a cross between two thieves.  While He was dying, His executioners gambled for His clothing, the only property He had on earth.  After He died, He was laid in a borrowed grave through the pity of a friend.


Nineteen centuries have come and gone, and today He is the central figure of the human race and the leader of mankind's progress.  All the armies that ever marched, all the navies that ever sailed, all the parliaments that ever sat, all the kings that ever reigned, put together, have not affected the life of man on this earth as much as that one solitary life.


                  THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

  January 8th- 15th, 2017



Worship                                                                      8:00am

Bible Classes/Sunday School                        9:30am

Handbell Choir                                                       9:30am

Worship                                                                 10:45am

Cookie Walk                                               8:00am-Noon



Cameron’s Day Off

Council Packet Information Due                 Noon

Elders                                                                           6:30pm                 

ESL (Classroom 2)                                                6:30pm



Sign-Up Deadline for Youth Ski Trip

Youth Basketball Practice/Life Ctr.          6:00pm

Council                                                                         6:30pm                 

Outreach(Library)                                               6:30pm                 



News and Notes Due                                           12:00pm

Mission Crafts                                                           3:00pm

ATG                                                                           4-7:00pm

Confirmation                                                             4:30pm

ESL (Classroom 2)                                                  6:30pm                                 



Pastor’s Day Off

Clarion Information Due

Assemble Bulletin                                                1:00pm



Leaders Retreat @ Church                             8:30am-12:30pm



Bible Study/Sunday School                            8:45am

Handbell Choir                                                       8:45am

Worship & Communion                              10:00am

Voter’s Meeting & HTY Café                      11:30am



Circuit Church: Bella Vista,                         Pray that we connect people to Jesus, Grow in Faith, and Serve our King.


Church Ministry Team:  Music Ministry: Holy Father, You alone are worthy of all glory and honor and praise. Help us to turn our attention away from ourselves and back to You. May our deepest desire be to dwell in your Holy Presence and make Your glory known. In Jesus’ name, Amen.


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.