April 30th, 2017
CONFIRMATION SUNDAY will be held next Sunday. The Testimony Hour and Reception will begin at 9:30 in the Sanctuary. Come and hear the Confirmands give a testimony of their faith in Jesus. The Rite of Confirmation and First Communion will then take place during the 10:45 service.
FEED MY SHEEP Next Sunday, May 7th, is a Feed My Sheep Sunday. We invite you to bring some food along for the Pantry when you come to church or to make a financial contribution so food can be purchased from the food bank. We thank you for supporting this ministry of our congregation to the people of our community.
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 @ firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
THE LUTHERAN HOUR Today on KURM (790AM) at 12:30 and The Bott Radio Network at 8AM on 89.3FM.
Speaker: Rev. Dr. Ken Klaus
The earthly believers knew two things to be true: Jesus performed miraculous works and He rose from the dead. (Acts 2:22-25)
HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES
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
POP RECYCLE CONTAINER The recepticle for recycling cans has been relocated outside life center is now behind the trash bin fence.
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 this Thursday 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 one seats left. Sign up on the bulletin board in the Narthex or see Pastor Besel to get your tickets.
LUTHER QUOTE FOR THE WEEK
Therefore let us ever be wise and learn to know Christ well, and to know that in his kingdom thre are only weak and sickly people, and that it is nothing but a hospital wherer the sick and infirm, who needs care, are gathered. Yet there are so few who understands that!”
(Church Postils, Miscericordias Domini)
JOIN US IN MAKING SCRIPTURE BOOKS Please join us at 1 pm on Wednesday, May 10th, to make scripture books, so we can share God's Love & Saving Grace with people in our community. A Thrivent Action Team for these Scripture Books provided the seed money for this project which the ladies of Mission Crafts started several years ago. They have been well received by the people. If you have any questions contact Lana Moeller, the project leader at 479-787-5406.
UPDATE ON BENTONVILLE CALL Faith, Bentonville elected to call as their pastor Rev. Christopher Waldvogel, Associate Pastor, Beautiful Savior, Fargo ND. Pastor Waldvogel has served his congregation since his ordination in 2008. He has been their Youth Pastor and we pray the Lord blesses his consideration of the two calls he now has. We encourage you to pray for the Holy Spirit to guide his deliberations so that he may come to a God-pleasing decision.
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 Lutherans for Life, you may do so through their web site: www.lutheransforlife.org
The Way of the Lord
The following words were scribbled more than a century ago by a Confederate soldier:
I asked God for strength that I might achieve. I was make weak that I might learn humbly to obey.
I asked God for health that I might do greater things. I was given infirmity that I might do better things.
I asked for riches that I might be happy. I was given poverty that I might be wise.
I asked for all things that I might enjoy life. I was given life that I might enjoy all things.
I got nothing that I asked for but everything I hoped for. Despite myself, my prayers were answered. I am, among men, most richly blessed.
-- “church bulletin bits”
THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY
April 30th-May 7th, 2017
Bible Classes/Sunday School 9:30am
Handbell Choir 9:30am
Cameron’s Day Off
Elder’s Mtg. 6:30pm
ESL (Classroom 2) 6:30pm
Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Study 2:00pm
Education Mtg. 5:30pm
Outreach (Library) 6:30pm
News and Notes Due 12:00pm
Staff Meeting 12:00pm
Confirmation Class 4:30pm
ESL (Classroom 2) 6:30pm
Choir Rehearsal 6:30pm
Praise Group Rehearsal 7:30pm
Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast 6:30am
@ Cross Church
Pastor’s Day Off
Assemble Bulletin 1:00pm
Confirmation Breakfast & Rehearsal 9:00am
SUNDAY-CONFIRMATION AND FEED MY SHEEP
Confirmation Testimony Hr./Reception 9:30am
Bible Study/Sunday School 9:30am
Handbell Choir 9:30am
Confirmation & Communion 10:45am
FOR YOUR PRAYERS:
Circuit Church: PEACE, PRAIRIE GROVE: Pray for the Lord’s leadership through their vacancy.
Church Ministry Team: EDUCATION MINISTRY TEAM: ***WAITING TO HEAR FROM CATHY DODGE*****.
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.