May 7th, 2017



CONFIRMATION SUNDAY  Today we have five young people who will confirm their faith in Jesus.  The testimony hour and reception will begin around 9:30 in the sanctuary.  The Rite of onfirmation will take place during the 10:45 service.  Our confirmands are:  Camiran Mae Brockhoff (Daughter of Kevin and Trisha Brockhoff),

Madeline Nicole Dodge (Daughter of Steve and Cathy Dodge), Liam Pierce Scott (Son of Charles and Natalie Scott), Conner Maxwell (Max) Winters(Son of Alan and Nicci Winters), and Evan Duane Wright(Son of Duane and Amy Wright).   Please keep them in your prayers and encourage them as they walk with Jesus, our Good Shepherd.

FEED MY SHEEP Is today and the donation wagon is out in the Narthex. All contributions both monetary and food wise are appreciated greatly !

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 the Church office and we will pass along information to the treasurer’s office.

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

“The Abundant Life Of Grace”

Speaker:  Rev. Dr. Gregory Seltz

Don’t leave God’s grace behind! We are still sheep who need the Good Shepherd. (John 10:1-10)





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



It is as if he wanted to say to us: Dear man, when fear, sorrow, and temptation amd tribulation come, doubt not, despair not. It is only for a little time. When these are over, then follow their fruits, peace, and joy.

(Church Postils, Jubilate)

SPECIAL PRAYERS AND REQUEST By the family of Grace Bombe. My 23 yearold granddaughter suffered kidney failure 2 years ago and is in desperate need of a kidney. If you or you know someone who would be willing to donate a kidney please contact me @ 479-372-2181. Thank you for your prayers.                                ~~ Grace Bombe~~

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 !

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.

LIFE QUOTES  “What do we share with tha unmarried, pregnant college freshman who is ashamed and afraid and sees only one way out! We share that she is loved and forgiven and not forsaken because she is created, redeemed, and called.”

*Rev. Dr. James I. Lamb. Former Executaive Director of Lutherans For Life* -A Life Quote From Lutherans For Life-If you want to support this ministry, you may do so through their web site:


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.

SUMMER YOUTH FLOAT TRIP  is happening on May 27th. 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.


First things belong to God.

The first day of the week belongs to God.

The first hour of the day belongs to God.

The first portion of your income belongs to God.

When you make God first, He can help you.

-- James MacDonald


Standards of Faithfulness

(resurrected from very faded copy so not 100% faithful)

What if members were to apply the same standards of faithfulness to their worship as to the other areas of their life?

If your car starts one out of three days, would you consider it faithful?

If your paper boy skips the Monday and Thursday editions, would they be missed?

If you fail to come to work two or three times a month, would your boss consider you faithful?

 If your refrigerator quits working every now and then, would you excuse it saying, “Oh well, it works most of the time?”

If your water heater greets you with cold water one or two mornings a week, would it be faithful?

If you miss a couple of mortgage payments in a year’s time, would the mortgage holder say, “Oh, well, ten out of twelve isn’t bad.”

If you miss worship once or twice a month, are you faithful?  Does not the Lord’s household suffer just as your own would from any indecision or sporadic activity?


May 7th-May 13th, 2017


TODAY-Confirmation and Feed My Sheep

Communion                                                     8:00am

Confirmation Testimony/Reception        9:30am

Bible Classes/Sunday School                          9:30am

Handbell Choir                                                         9:30am

Communion & Confirmation                    10:45am



Council Packet Information Due              Noon

Cameron’s Day Off

ESL (Classroom 2)                                         6:30pm  



Council Meeting                                             6:30pm



News and Notes Due                                           12:00pm

ATG                                                                           4-7:00pm

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                                              1:00pm



Worship                                                           8:00am

Bible Study/Sunday School                        9:30am

Handbell Choir                                               9:30am

Worship                                                         10:45am



Circuit Church:  FAITH,  HARRISON:  Pray that God would guide and bless the call process.


Church Ministry Team:                           OUTREACH MINISTRY TEAM: Prayers that we will be reminded how special others are and to be able to make their days a little brighter when we reach out to our community to share God’s love.


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.