May 28th, 2017


CHURCH OFFICES  Will Be closed tomorrow for Memorial Day.  The National Moment of Remembrace is from 3:00-3:05 tomorrow.  Consider taking 5 minutes then to remember those who gave up their lives for our freedoms.

DOOR OFFERING TODAY   Zion Lutheran Church of Avilla in Alexander, AR suffered a devestating fire early Monday morning.  The offices and pantry area and chapel were destroyed.  We are taking a door offering to help them buy new refrigerators and freezers to keep their food pantry ministry open.   Donations to help sustain Zion Lutheran's Food Pantry Ministry may be sent to: Mid-South District, LCMS/1675 Wynne Road/Cordova, TN 38016. Payable to "Mid-South District," designated for "Disaster Relief“

PENTECOST is next Sunday.  We encourage you to to wear red next week.

FEED MY SHEEP is next Sunday, June 4th. We received a huge shipment of food for the pantry from the Postal Office Food Drive that was held a couple of weeks ago. Our greatest need currently are bottles of shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, bars of soap, laundry detergent, and diapers of any size and wipes. These are items that we cannot purchase thru the food bank so donations of these items would be greatly appreciated.

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

“The Best Of Things In The Worst Of Times” Speaker: Rev. Dr. Ken Klaus

As another generation comes along that knows the Lord or what He has done, God enables His people to do the best of things in the worst of times.

(Philippians 1:27)




9:30-10:30am – Pam Pickett is leading

            Study of Galatians in

            Classroom 1A. 

9:30-10:30am – Pastor Besel is leading the Connections Class in Classroom 1B.   (No class today because of Memorial Day.)

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


“Life need not be easy to be joyful. Joy is not the absence of trouble but the presence of Christ.”

   - William Van der Hoven

SUMMER YOUTH FLOAT TRIP Is happening SATURDAY, 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.

SNACK PACK FOR KIDS PACKING The youth are heading to the Samaritan Center to pack SnackPacks for kids on June 6th @ 6:00pm. If you would like to join us and help make a difference in our community, please let Cameron know so we can get an accurate count.

SWEET SUMMER STUFF – YOUTH:  This coming THURSDAY, JUNE 1ST kicks off our sweet summer stuff events for the youth. It all begins at the Pullmans home at 5:00pm with a game and BBQ night. Let Cameron know you are coming so we have enough food for everyone and be on the lookout for more Sweet Summer Stuff!

HELPING HANDS   Our next day to volunteer is scheduled for Saturday, June 17th. If you are interested in helping out please sign up on sheet in narthex. There is a morning and afternoon shift available.

MISSION CRAFTS THANK YOU! We were able to put together 70 Scripture books on our recent work day. Thank you so much to those who came and helped, or made a donation for supplies. We have a card rack in the narthex that is an ongoing fundraiser for our activities. Feel free to take a card and then put your donation in the plate on Sunday marked for Mission Crafts. We are always in need of used greeting cards which can be placed in the bin in the narthex.


We have the comfort of this victory in Christ-that he maintains his church against the wrath and power of the devil. The hardest part is that we must see and suffer all things from those who call themselves the people of God and the Christian Church. We must learn to accept these things calmly, for neither Christ nor the saints have fared better. (Church Postils, Exaudi Nos)

FELLOWSHIP GROUP EVALUATION The Education team would like to thank those who are in charge of a Bible study, Ministry team, or Activity group for your service! Cameron and the Education team have been tasked with the evaluation of how many of our members are involved in a fellowship group at Holy Trinity. It is part of a goal within our three year plan. If you could please report to the Education team the names of the members of your group who have attended within the 2017 year we would really appreciate it. Thank you.



Are you ready for an action packed Vacation Bible School! This years theme is “ Maker Fun Factory”-Created by God, Built for a Purpose.” It is looking like it is going to be a blast and the Education team is asking for your help. If you are interested in what roles are available, talk to Cameron or the Ed team and we will get you connected. There will also be a VBS planning and information meeting on JUNE 4th in the Chapel after second service.

LIFE QUOTES  “God has given this walk of life, fatherhood, motherhood, a special position of honor, higher than that of any walk of life under it. He distinguishes father and mother above all persons on earth, and places them next to Himself.”-Martin Luther in the Large Catechism- *A Life Quote from Luterans For Life*- If you want to support Lutherans For Life, you may do so through their web site:


May 28th-June 4th, 2017




Worship                                                               8:00am

Bible Classes/Sunday School                          9:30am

Handbell Choir                                                         9:30am

Worship                                                                10:45am






News and Notes Due                                           12:00pm

Journeymen Lunch                                              12:00pm

ATG                                                                           4-7:00pm



Youth Sweet Summer Event BBQ           5:00pm

@ Pullman’s



Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin                                              1:00pm

Cards                                                                6:30pm



Youth Float Trip-All Day



Communion                                                     8:00am

Bible Study/Sunday School                        9:30am

Handbell Choir                                               9:30am

Communion                                                  10:45am






Circuit Church: CHRIST, SILOAM SPRINGS: Pray that the Lord will bless and prosper the Word and Sacrament ministry at Christ Lutheran in Siloam Springs.


Church Ministry Team:                     FELLOWSHIP MINISTRY TEAM:  Pray for willingness to support our Church 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.