April 23rd, 2017

TODAY IS A UNITY SUNDAY   There will only be one service at 10:00am. Sunday School and Bible Classes meet at 8:45.  Join us after the service for the Voter’s meeting and a potluck dinner. (Note:  Potluck, not HTY Café.)  The Long-Range Plan will be presented.  You can pick up a copy on the table in the Narthex.

THANK YOU  for everyone who helped with our Holy Week and Easter services.  I truly appreciate all the extra time and efforts that you put in for the music, the Egg Hunt, the Breakfast, etc.   – Pastor Besel

RIDE NEEDED TO CHURCH   Pastor Besel received a phone call from a lady who lives at Apple Blossom who would like to get a ride to church on Sundays for the 10:45 service.  If you would be able to help, talk to Pastor Besel for her name and contact information.

CHURCH TREASURER’S OFFICE  Is needing a volunteer to come in once a month and file paid bills. If you are interested in helping out please contact Reatha Bracht @ mimipad@aol.com for more information.

 THE LUTHERAN HOUR    Today on KURM (790AM) at 12:30 and The Bott Radio Network at 8AM on 89.3FM. “A Living Hope for a Dead as Doornails World.”

Speaker:  Rev. Dr. Gregory Seltz

No matter how hard the world tries to shake our joy and faith, we have an inheritance in Christ that can never be taken away.  (1 Peter 1:3-9)





9:30-10:30am – Pam Pickett is leading

            Study of Jonah 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

2:00pm. – Led by Vern Schaefer

Rotating Hostesses:  Herb &

Shirley Bernthal, Spike & Delores

Hermes, Joe & Barbara Raleigh,

Maxine Reihman, & Betty Jensen


Tuesday 1st & 3rd Tuesdays @ 2:00 pm

Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Class


TO THINK ABOUT“Our old history ends with the cross; our new history begins with the resurrection.”

   ~ Watchman Nee

THANK YOU  to Cameron Pullmann for many extra hours and work in updating our TVs and video system. 

HANDBELL CHOIR Currently has a few openings. We are taking in ew members. If you have any musical experience, you can probably ring bells! We have a wonderful group of ladies right now, but guys are welcome too. Rehearsals are held as needed on Sunday mornings between services and we don’t ask for a lifetime commitment, If you are new to our congregation, consider this your personal ovitation! Talk to LeAnn Girshner our music director and organist, or to Christy Lehenbauer, bell director.

ROGERS MAYOR’S PRAYER BREAKFAST    The Prayer Breakfast will be on Thursday, May 4, at Cross Church.  Doors open at 6, breakfast is served at 6:30, and the program runs from 7-8:15.  The speaker this year is Marty Burlsworth, brother of Brandon Burlsworth (Movie:  “Greater”).  The Church is a sponsor so we have 8 seats at our table.  As of this last Wednesday, we only have two seats left.   Sign up on the bulletin board in the Narthex.


And when he thus stands within our hearts, we at once hear his loving voice saying to the trouble conscience; Peace, there is no danger; your sins are forgiven and blotted out, and they shall harm you no more.”

(Church Postils, Quasmodogeniti)

LIFE QUOTES  “The human race was ‘hand-made’ by the most creative designer possible: GOD. We were made in HIS IMAGE with His very BREATH within us! We are truly are ‘fearfully and wonderfully made’.

(Psalm 139:14).” *Lynette Auch, President of Lutheran For Life*

-A Life Quote From Luterhan For Life-

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

7 Ways Satan Tries to Destroy the Church - By Ron Edmondson

1. Church Conflict

Satan loves business meetings that get out of hand or when two church members have disagreements outside of church. He loves when church members argue about trivial things, such as colors of the carpet or big things, such as whether to add another service. Doesn’t matter to him. Show him a good argument potential and he’s willing to stir the fire.

2. Burnout

Satan loves to burn out a church volunteer, staff member, or pastor. If he can make them feel they are no longer needed, their work is not appreciated, or that they no longer have anything to offer…he feels he’s winning part of the battle.

3. Rumors

Satan is the stirrer of dissension. He likes to plant little seeds of a juicy story, about someone in the church or community…sometimes even the pastor or staff…and watch them quickly spread through a church congregation or community. The version, of course, usually grows to a larger portion than reality. Satan likes that too.

4. Busyness

Satan loves to distract church goers with a plethora of activity that produces little results in Kingdom-building.

5. Lies

Satan attempts to interject what he calls a “half-truth”; just a hint of false doctrine and then watch it disrupt or divide a body. Of course, we all know that half-truth is really just a cleaned up version of a bold face lie, but Satan is clever enough to disguise a lie in a way where false teachers gain entry and do damage before being discovered.

6. Scandal

Satan loves a good, juicy, gossipy news headline in the local paper. If it will split, divide or destroy a church body…even better. If it will destroy someone’s Kingdom calling or work…he’ll take that too.

7. Marriage and family disruptions

Satan loves to destroy any relationship, but he also goes after key leader’s marriages; even the pastor’s marriage. He likes to encourage prodigal children. He wants to cause families to fight within the church and fight with the church. Satan knows if he can destroy a home, he has a better chance of destroying a church.


April 23rd-29th, 2017




Bible Classes/Sunday School                         8:45am

Handbell Choir                                                        8:45am

Worship & Communion                            10:00am

Voter’s Meeting & Potluck Dinner         11:30am



Cameron’s Day Off

ESL (Classroom 2)                                         6:30pm  



News and Notes Due                                           12:00pm

ATG                                                                           4-7:00pm

Confirmation Class                                                4:30pm

ESL (Classroom 2)                                         6:30pm

Choir Rehearsal                                                       6:30pm

Praise Group Rehearsal                                      7:30pm


Pastor @ Support Group/Eureka         9am-2pm



Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin/Clarion                           1:00pm



Worship                                                                      8:00am

Bible Study/Sunday School                            9:30am

Handbell Choir                                                       9:30am

Worship                                                                10:45am      


Circuit Church:  SALEM, SPRINGDALE: Ask the Lord to give us a renewed excitement for ministry andmission.

 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.