FEBRUARY 26th, 2017


FEED MY SHEEP Is next Sunday, March 5th. Food items or money donations are greatly appreciated to help those in need in our communities.


LENT BEGINS THIS WEEK WITH ASH WEDNESDAY   The theme for our special Lenten services this year is “The Parables of Lent.”  Each week we will be looking at one of Jesus’ parables to see Him and His Passion.  This Wednesday we start with the Parable of the Pharisee and Tax Collector from Luke 18:9-14.  Our services will be at 10 AM and 7 PM each week.  There will be a Lenten Supper each week to support a local ministry.  This week our Ash Wednesday service will feature the Imposition of Ashes for those desiring ashes and the Lord’s Supper.


PINOCHLE Is scheduled for this Friday, March 3rd beginning at 6:30pm. Come join in on the fun, food and great fellowship !! New players are always welcome.


ATTENTION ALL YOUTH March 5th is SUNDAY FUNDAY !!  Invite your friends to Sunday study and Church, from there we will grab lunch and hit up the new Glow Golf at the Promenande Mall. Costs will be covered so bring as many friends as you like !!


Today on KURM (790AM) at 12:30 and The Bott Radio Network at 8AM on 89.3FM. "Guilt’s Gone!”

Speaker: Rev. Dr. Ken Klaus

A guilty conscience accuses; a forgiving Savior brings peace to troubled hearts. (1 Corinthians 6:9-11)



9:30-10:30am – Pam Pickett is leading

            Study of Mark in Classroom 1.    

9:30-10:30am – Dave Lehenbauer

is leading a study in Prayer in Classroom 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

WORK DAY COMING  Mark your calendars and plan to join us on April 1.  The Journeymen and Trustees are joining forces for a work day here at the church.  There are many jobs including landscape work and painting. Lunch will be provided. 

ADDITIONAL READERSAND VIDEO VOLUNTEERS NEEDED  For Sunday Services. We need help with reading in the 8:00am services and video help in both services. If you are interested please contact the Church office. Thank you for your consideration in helping out.



As if he said, Look into my heart and see that I do all willingly, freely, and cheerfully, in order that it may not terrify nor shock you when you shall now soon see how I must suffer.  (Church Postils, Quinquagesima)


LIFE QUOTES  “Yes even in the eye of the storm when everything seems turned on its head, we can live L.I.F.E.  (Live in Faith Everyday).”

Lynette Auch, President of Lutherans For Life-*A Life Quote from Lutherans For Life* If you want to support this ministry, you may do so through their web site: www.lutheransforlife.org




In meditation, prayer and praise

I celebrate my Lenten Days

In preparation to arise

When dawn first lights the Easter skies.

Dear Lord, in this quiet hour,

Give me Your strength, Your love, Your power,

Then, I, too shall be reborn

Renewed, refreshed, on Easter morn!

                                  -- Florence A. Hawn



 1. Take advantage of a FREE night of lodging in our cozy family cabin . Cabin accomodates a family of five and has its own kitchenette. Any night when events aren’t happening is open. Call to check available dates @ 501-652-6304.


 2. Annual Spring work weekend will be March 24th-26th. Volunteers are needed to do all kinds of clean up and sprucing up. Breakfast and lunch will be served. Meals and lodging are free. Volunteers staying either Friday or Saturday night can also enjoy a campfire with singing and smore’s. Contact camp director at director@lutherancamp.org if interested in helping out.


 3. The second annual Women’s retreat is scheduled for May 19th-20th. For details or to register, visit the Lutheran Camp website @ lutherancamp.org.


 4. Mature high school students who desire to serve God by serving others are encouraged to consider applying to become counselors-in-training at the camp. CIT’s will assist cabin counselors and other staff during camp sessions of younger campers. To learn more or request an application please email director@lutherancamp.org





One Sunday morning an old cowboy entered a church just before services were to begin. Although the old man and his clothes were spotlessly clean, he wore jeans, a denim shirt and boots that were very worn and ragged. In his hand he carried a worn out old hat and an equally worn out Bible.


The church he entered was in a very upscale and exclusive part of the city. It was the largest and most beautiful church the old cowboy had ever seen. The people of the congregation were all dressed with expensive clothes and accessories.  As the cowboy took a seat, the others moved away from him. No one greeted, spoke to, or welcomed him. They were all appalled at his appearance and did not attempt to hide it.


As the old cowboy was leaving the church, the preacher approached him and asked the cowboy to do him a favor. ' Before you come back in here again, have a talk with God and ask him what he thinks would be appropriate attire for worship.'


The old cowboy assured the preacher he would.  The next Sunday, he showed back up for the services wearing the same ragged jeans, shirt, boots, and hat. Once again he was completely shunned and ignored.  The preacher approached the man and said, 'I thought I asked you to speak to God before you came back to our church.'  'I did,' replied the old cowboy.


'If you spoke to God, what did he tell you the proper attire should be for worshiping in here?' asked the preacher.  'Well, sir, God told me that He didn't have a clue what I should wear. He said He'd never been in this church before.'




Feb. 26th-Mar.5th, 2017




Worship                                                                      8:00am

Bible Classes/Sunday School                        9:30am

Handbell Choir                                                       9:30am

Worship                                                          10:45am



Cameron’s Day Off

ESL (Classroom 2)                                                6:30pm



Communion Service                                            10:00am

News and Notes Due                                           12:00pm

Staff Meeting                                                             12:00pm

Mission Crafts                                                           3:00pm

ATG                                                                           4-7:00pm

Confirmation Class                                                4:30pm

Lent Supper                                                                5:45pm

ESL(Classroom 2)                                                   6:30pm

Communion Service                                              7:00pm



Youth Ministry Team Mtg.                              5:30pm



Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin                                                 1:00pm

Cards                                                                             6:30pm



Communion                                                              8:00am

Bible Study/Sunday School                            9:30am

Handbell Choir                                                       9:30am

Communion                                                              10:45am

YOUTH SUNDAY FUNDAY                                             


Circuit Church:

Messiah, Pea Ridge: Pray for the Lord’s blessings in all of our ministries.

Church Ministry Team:

Financial Stewardship Ministry Team:    Pray for strength, guidance, and wisdom over each team member as they serve during the 2017 year.

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.