March 26th, 2017

LENTEN SUPPER  Join us this Wednesday, March 29th from 5:45-6:30pm for a meal before our Wednesday evening service. This week’s meal is lasagna, salad,  french bread, fruit salad, and dessert and is sponsored by the Journeymen. We appreciate Paul Mayer for using a thrivent action team to help with the costs of the meal. All donations collected at the meal will be given to Soul’s Harbor.

CHURCH WORK DAY This SATURDAY, APRIL 1st from 9:00am-1:00pm. Lunch will be providedfor all workers and there are various projects that we will be working on. Dig out those work gloves and clothes and come help beautify and spruce up God’shouse !!

NEW CONNECTIONS CLASS   With Pastor Besel begins THIS MORNING at 9:30am in Classroom 1B. Come and join us !!  For people interested in joining or have joined.

MEN’S BIBLE STUDY   Attention all Guys..We are re-starting our new Bible study TODAY and will be using Rick Warren’s workbook on HOW TO STUDY THE BIBLE. This study is open to all men and we will meet in room 6. It will begin promptly at 9:30 with donuts and coffee provided. Come join us as we learn from Rick Warren how we can effectively learn to study the greatest book of all time- The Bible

THE LUTHERAN HOUR    Today on KURM (790AM) at 12:30 and The Bott Radio Network at 8AM on 89.3FM. "God’s Got It In For Me !”

Speaker:  Rev. Dr. Ken KlausGod can use our troubles and crosses for a higher purpose that we may not understand until we reach heaven.

(John 9:1-41)




9:30-10:30am – Pam Pickett is leading

            Study of Mark in Classroom 1A. 

9:30-10:30am – Pastor Besel is leading the Connections Class in Classroom 1B.  

9:30-10:30am – Dave Lehenbauer

is leading a study on “How to Study the Bible” 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

HEARTFELT THANK YOU For your prayers, cards, and support while I have been ill recently. Your kindness has been very appreciated.

                            ~ Frank Hundrieser~

BIBLE STUDY  Pam Pickett will begin a study of the Book of Jonah on April 9th for everyone in the congregaton.   There is so much nore to the story than Jonah being swallowed and then spit out by a big fish.  Join us in Classroom 1A as we look at how Jonah’s behavior isn’t so different from our own sometimes. Study will be led by Pam Pickett on Sunday mornings at 9:30am.

LIFE QUOTES  “Let’s whisper and let’s shout the hope of Christ. Let’s bring hope to those who have been deceived by the world to sin against God, themselves, and their child. Let’s help others look forward to the future with great hope and trust in the Lord of life.”   *Sherry Ellis, Executive Director of the Lighthouse Center of Hope, Iowa Falls, Iowa*  If you want to support this ministry, you may do so through their web site:


Christ is the first to be concerned about the people, as to what they shall eat, and asks Philip, before they complain or ask him; so we may indeed let him care for us, remembering that he cares more and sooner for us than we do for ourselves.

(Church Postils, Laetare)

Plaque:  I asked Jesus “How much do You love me?”  “This much,” He answered.  Then He stretched out His arms and died.

STUCK IN THE SEQUEL   What a fantastic day it was to be stuck watching 10 of the hardest movies to watch, ever!  And what awesome support we received with a combined total of online and in the plate donations of $1737.00.  Every cent of that will be going to feed hungry kids right here in our community.  Thank you to all who tuned in and watched the stream and a big thanks to all who donated to SnackPacks for Kids.  They are a fantastic ministry and are worthy of our support.  God Bless!

EASTER BREAKFAST   Easter is coming up quick and with it, our annual Easter Breakfast fundraiser! This event is put on by the youth of Holy Trinity to support our ministries here, fellowship events, and our trek to the 2019 LCMS National Youth Gathering.  As usual we ask members of our church to donate the supplies we need to put on the breakfast and you will find the donation slips on a board in the Narthex starting today. Please take what you can and please have the supplies back by or before Good Friday, as we prepare certain things that Saturday.  Thank you for your continued support of our youth group!


"When we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that's present....we experience heaven on earth."

        ….Sarah Breathnack




A new pastor was visiting in the homes of his parishioners.  At one house it seemed obvious that someone was at home, but no answer came to his repeated knocks at the door.  He took out a card, wrote "Revelation 3:20" on the back and stuck the card in the door.


When the offering was processed the following Sunday, he found that his card had been returned.  Added to it was this cryptic message, "Genesis 3:10."


Reaching for his Bible to check out the citation, he broke up in gales of laughter.


Revelation 3:20 begins "Behold, I stand at the door and knock . . . ."


Genesis 3:10 reads, "I heard your voice in the garden and I was afraid for I was naked...."


Mar.26th-April 2nd, 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  



Lent Service                                                              10:00am

News and Notes Due                                           12:00pm

Staff Meeting                                                 12:00pm

ATG                                                                           4-7:00pm

Confirmation Class                                                4:30pm

Lent Supper                                                                5:45pm

ESL (Classroom 2)                                         6:30pm

Lent Service                                                     7:00pm



Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin                                                 1:00pm



Church Work Day/Lunch Provided        9am-1:00pm



Communion                                                              8:00am

Bible Study/Sunday School                            9:30am

Handbell Choir                                                       9:30am

Communion                                                 10:45am



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

Church Ministry Team: Journeymen: Ask that God would give us guidance as we reach out to men in our Church and our community, and that the Holy Spirit would open men’s hearts to the grace we have through Jesus.

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.