April 2nd, 2017


LENTEN SUPPER  Join us this Wednesday, April 5th from 5:45-6:30pm for a meal before our Wednesday evening service. This week’s meal is pizza and is sponsored by the Elders.  We appreciate Brent Garner for using a thrivent action team to help with the costs of the meal. All donations collected at the meal will be given to the Samaritan Center.

FEED MY SHEEP  is today.  Any donations of money towards food we purchase for the pantry or food donated is greatly appreciated !

PINOCHLE CARDS Will be held this Friday the 7th. Plan on joining us for a fun night of cards and fellowship. Play begins @ 6:30 with a set-up at 6:00pm. Newcomers are welcomed and we play with a double deck and it is suprising what meld we come up with so bring a dessert to share and join in on the fun!

EASTER CANDY NEEDED to share the joy of Easter with the little ones. The education ministry team is looking for candy donations to fill the eggs and donations are needed by April 9th. We are asking for individually wrapped candy that will fit in plastic eggs. Donations can be dropped off at the Church office or with Cameron, Cathy Dodge, or Eric Kerr.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR    Today on KURM (790AM) at 12:30 and The Bott Radio Network at 8AM on 89.3FM. "Freedom In The Spirit !”

Speaker:  Rev. Dr. Gregory Seltz

Jesus frees you to be the person you were created, redeemed, and called to be. (Romans 8:1-11)



9:30-10:30am – Pam Pickett is leading

            Study of Jonah in Classroom 1A.  (starting next Sunday)

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


THANK YOU  to everyone who came and helped with the work day yesterday.  We appreciated all you work.  Also, thanks to the Journeymen for lunch and coordinating everything.

CONNECTIONS CLASS  started last Sunday.  There is still time to join this week if you are interested in joining the church or reviewing the basics of our faith.  Pastor Besel leads the class.  It meets in Classroom 1 B at 9:30am.


YOUTH RETURNING FROM YOUNG CHRISTIANS WEEKEND TODAY We will be looking forward to hearing all that happened over the weekend from Cameron and the 17 young adults that attended. The event included worshiping together, studying in seminars, listening to great Christian artists and riding all the rides Silver Dollar City had to offer!! We pray that those who attended developed a closer relationship with God, each other, and made new friendships with others attending from all over.


BIBLE STUDY  Pam Pickett will begin a study of the Book of Jonah next Sunday, 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.

CONFIRMATION PARENTS   Just a reminder that grades are ready after our second grading period.  Please schedule a Pastor/Parent/Student conference with Pastor Besel in the near future.  Thanks. 

CONDOLENCES  We offer our Christian sympathy to the family of Ida Bender.  Ida was a shut-in member of our congregation.  She died this last Monday afternoon.  The funeral is planned for this coming Friday at 10 AM at Rollins Funeral Home here in Rogers. 

      We also offer our sympathy to Dave Lehenbauer and his family upon the death of his cousin, Rev. Jack Faszholz, who died this last Saturday.  For Trivia buffs, Pastor Faszholz was also a pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinal organization in the 1950’s.  In 1990 he was inducted into the Rochester Red Wings Hall of Fame with the most victories for a pitcher in the history of that minor league franchise.


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!

PALM SUNDAY NEXT WEEK   Next Sunday we will be celebrating Palm Sunday.  The service will begin in the Narthex and we will process into the Sanctuary as part of the service.  

LIFE QUOTES  “What do we tell you young people as you struggle with temptations and tough choices, mood swings, and confused feelings about your identity? We want you to know whose you are and that you can make good choices because you are created, redeemed, and called..”   *Rev. Dr. James I. Lamb, former Executive Director of Lutherans For Life*

If you want to support this ministry, you may do so through their web site: www.lutheransforlife.org


Since the Word places before us Christ,it thus places us before him who has triumphed over daeth, sin, and Satan. Therefore he who grasps and retains Christ. Has thus also eternal deliverance from death. Consequently, it is a Word of life, and it is true, that whoever keeps the Word shall never see death. (Church Postils, Judica)


April 2nd-9th, 2017



Communion                                                              8:00am

Bible Classes/Sunday School                        9:30am

Handbell Choir                                                       9:30am

Communion                                                  10:45am


Cameron’s Day Off

ESL (Classroom 2)                                       6:30pm  

Elders Meeting                                                        6:30pm


Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Study                 2:00pm

Education Meeting                                               5:30pm

Outreach                                                                     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

Ida Bender Funeral – Rollins                        10:00am

Assemble Bulletin                                                 1:00pm

Cards                                                                             6:30pm


Private Birthday Party in Life Ctr.             6-10:00pm



Worship                                                                        8:00am

Bible Study/Sunday School                        9:30am

Handbell Choir                                                         9:30am

Worship                                                         10:45am



Circuit Church:  First, Harrison:     Pray for the Spirit to flow through the hearts of God’s people as they reach out to others with the love of Christ.  Pray that the Spirit opens hearts to hear and believe the message of forgiveness and life in our Savior.

Church Ministry Team: Church Officers: Please lift up the officers in prayer. Grant them wisdom and direction and keep them humble and always relying on God to give them the perfect wisdom and direction in evaluating the Church’s needs.

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.