May 14th, 2017



HAPPY MOTHERS DAY  to all of our wonderful and beautiful Mother’s. Enjoy your very special day and make sure you hug a Mother or grandmother today and tell them thank you !! 

FEED MY SHEEP  Last Sunday was truly blessed with your monetary donations and canned food items. With summer approaching we will have an increase in the number of families that use our pantry, Thank you !

CHURCH TREASURER’S OFFICE  The volunteer position has been filled. Thank you to everyone that inquired. Our Church is truly blessed to have such wonderful volunteers !

Campus CONNECTion  Thank you SO much to those of you who support Campus CONNECTion!  Thank you to our church members who regularly pray for our college students!  Thank you as well to Barbara Raleigh, Jenny Sevick, Shirley Bernthal, Mary Hartwig, Jan Emmons, and Shirley Lewis for baking homemade goodies for our students this semester.  Care packages were sent to our college students this week - just in time for finals - and our students appreciated them VERY much!


THE LUTHERAN HOUR    Today on KURM (790AM) at 12:30 and The Bott Radio Network at 8AM on 89.3FM.

“To Know God Look To Jesus”

Speaker:  Rev. Dr. Gregory Seltz

To be saved by Jesus Christ is not religion—it is reliance upon God’s grace, God’s doing, and God’s amazing love for you. (John 14:1-14)





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


GRADUATES   Please let the church office or Pastor Besel know if youor your student is graduating from High School or College this year.  Congratulations.

BABY BOTTLES FOR LOVING CHOICES   We are again supporting Loving Choices this year as they help people choose life instead of abortion.  Take a Baby Bottle home, fill it with change (or dollars or checks), and bring it back by Father’s day. 

ALL CHURCH ATGHave you ever wondered what it is like at a youth event but feel that you have outgrown those kinds of shenanigans? Well no more! Join us on SUNDAY, MAY 21st right after second service for a youth event of all ages! There will be crazy games, good food, and a time of study.

GIRLS LUNCH OUT Will be taking place next Thursday, May 18th at the Doubletree Hotel beginning @ 11:30am. We had such a nice, fun time last month at the Doubletree we are going back this month so please sign up on sheet located on bulletion board in Narthex !

SUMMER YOUTH FLOAT TRIP Is happening on June 3rd.  Does the fear of all that summer heat get you down? Come cool off on a float trip here in NWA. Duane Wright will be guiding us down the river for the better part of Saturday. Make sure to bring a lunch and sunscreen. Life jackets and water vessels will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. Contact Cameron or Duane to arrange transport. Please RSVP as space may be limited based on boats available. Open to 6th-12th grade youth.

SWEET SUMMER STUFF – YOUTH:  Are you ready for summer? Throughout the summer on Thursdays we will have various activities and it all starts June 1st at 5:00pm with a game and BBQ night at the Pullmann house. Let Cameron know you are coming so we have enough food for everyone and be on the lookout for more Sweet Summer Stuff!


The kingdom of Christ is not to be a government constitutes and organized in worldy fashion by human wisdom, power and might, but a government of the Holy Spirit, or a spiritual kingdom, in which Christ rules invisibly and not with external bodily power, through the Word alone, which the Holy Spirit will preach and thereby work in the hearts of men.

(Church Postils, Cantate)


Will be held May 19th-21st. Registration deadline is May, 14th. The retreat will explore how God makes himself known to us through our five senses. Sessions will include God’s gift of music, God’s handiword in the heavens, essential oils used in the Bible, pleasing tastes and aroma, and much more. Participants can stay Friday and Saturday night in the bunkhouse cabins or drive up during the day. Women can learn more or register online at the camp website, lutheran, or call the camp office at 501-652-6304. No one will be turned away because of cost.

LIFE QUOTES  “As the Church of God it’s time we rightly extolled the vocation of motherhood, and it’s time we finally saw the resplendent majesty concealed terein. There is no greater vocation on earth for it’s God’s chosen means to bring children into this world and, likewise through parents, to bring children into Christ’s kingdom of forgiveness through Holy Baptism.”

-Rev. Jonathan Conner, Zion Lutheran Church, Manning, Iowa – If you want to support Lutherans For Life, you may do so through their web site:




(Answers from Second Graders)


Why did God make mothers?

1.  She's the only one who knows where the scotch tape is.

2.  Mostly to clean the house.

3.  To help us out of there when we were getting born.


How did God make mothers?

1.  He used dirt, just like for the rest of us.

2.  Magic plus super powers and a lot of stirring.

3.  God made my Mom just the same like he made me. He Just used bigger parts.




May 14th-21st, 2017



Worship                                                            8:00am

Bible Classes/Sunday School                          9:30am

Handbell Choir                                                         9:30am

Worship                                                                10:45am



Clarion Information Due                                Noon

Cameron’s Day Off

ESL (Classroom 2)                                         6:30pm  

District Pastor’s Conference @             Mon-Wed  

DeGray Lake State Park



News and Notes Due                                           12:00pm

ATG                                                                           4-7:00pm

ESL (Classroom 2)                                         6:30pm

Choir Rehearsal                                                       6:30pm

Praise Group Rehearsal                                      7:30pm



Girl’s Lunch Out @ Doubletree               11:30am



Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin                                              1:00pm



Communion                                                    8:00am

Bible Study/Sunday School                        9:30am

Handbell Choir                                               9:30am

Communion                                                  10:45am

All Church ATG Following

Second Service


Circuit Church:  MESSIAH, PEA RIDGE:  Pray FOR God’s continued presence, guidance and blessings.


Church Ministry Team:                           FINANCIAL STEWARDSHIP MINISTRY TEAM:  Pray for God’s to raise up a new leader to replace Andrea Shepherd


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.