August 27, 2017


RALLY DAY  Today is Rally Day Join us for a day of water park madness at Rogers Aquatic Center starting at 1:00 p.m.  Tickets on us!  If you haven’t already done so, please add your name to the sign-up sheet in the Narthex.  We need a final count of those attending.  

CONFIRMATION CLASSES  will be held on Tuesday afternoons this year starting on August 29 for the 7th and 8th graders of our congregation.  The first class is for students and parents.  It will run from 5:30-7:00 PM in Classroom 1.  After that, classes will be from 4:30-6:30 pm on Tuesday afternoons.  

PINOCHLE CARDS  School is back in session and we are looking at September.  First Friday of the month is September 1st and if your staying put for Labor Day weekend, come and join us for an evening of cards.  We will set up once again at 6 pm and the cards will begin to be shuffled at 6:30 pm.  Don’t forget your snack & beverage.  We will have coffee available. 

NEXT SUNDAY IS FEED MY SHEEP   The first Sunday of each month is “Feed My Sheep” Sunday.  We encourage you to either bring some food staples for our panty and put it in the wagon or make a monetary contribution so we can buy food from the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank.  Thank you for your generosity.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790 AM) at 12:30 P.M. & The Bott Radio Network at 8 A.M. on 89.3 F.M. 

Rev. Dr. Ken Klaus.  Speaker Emeritus of The Lutheran Hour.  Pastor Ken Klaus explains how something that is “absolutely nothing” can be a very good thing.    (1 Corinthians 15:14-19)

SUNDAY SCHOOLOur first official Sunday School is September 10, the Sunday after Labor Day.  We will of course still have Sunday school through the remainder of the Sundays leading up to that. 

USHER SERVICE   We are looking for a “few good men” to step up and volunteer to be Ushers either for the Early Service or the Late Service.  If you would like to serve the Lord in this capacity, there are Usher volunteer sheets located next to the bulletins in the Narthex.  Additionally, we are looking for volunteers just to help with the collection.  For questions, contact R. C. Roll or Dave Frevert.

LABOR DAY  is Monday September 4.  Plan ahead.  The Office will be closed.


“For some years now I have read through the Bible twice every year.  If you picture the Bible to be a mighty tree and every word a little branch, I have shaken every one of these branches because I wanted to know what it was and what it meant.”

                                                 - Martin Luther

BIKES, BLUES AND BBQ   is coming up on September 20ththrough the 23rd.  Just like last year, our Journeymen’s Ministry will be sponsoring a breakfast for bikers as they tour through Northwest Arkansas.  In order to fix the breakfast, we will need about 18 to 20 people to help us with the preparation, cooking and serving.  Everything will be provided by the Journeymen’s Ministry with the aid of a Thrivent Action team grant to cover part of the costs. We will also be giving out free bottled water on the Thursday and Friday before the breakfast to encourage bikers to stop by for the breakfast on Saturday. 

WHAT WE NEED IS—YOU!!  We will need help on Thursday and Friday as we will give out the water in front of church from 11 am to 4 pm each day.  Then we will also need help on Saturday with the breakfast.  We need guys and gals to help each day.

THIS IS A GREAT OUTREACH opportunity for our church as there will be more than 200,000 people visiting NWA that weekend.  A SIGN-UP SHEET IS IN THE NARTHEX STARTING THIS SUNDAY. 

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD is still a few months away, but I would encourage you to start to think about it while you are out shopping. Samaritan's Purse (who put on OCC) recommend in August, shopping for clothing items and school supplies, so be praying for OCC and looking for good deals. Also if you buy a pair of fabulous shoes, wear them to church to show off and drop the box off in the church office!


For he says: God be merciful to me a sinner.”  This knowledge is above the powers of reason.  And yet it must previously have been know to him that God is merciful, gracious and friendly to all those who confess their sins, who call upon him and long for grace.  As he heard that God is gracious by virtue of his very nature, to all those who humble themselves and seek comfort to him.  But to preach thus is always the pure Gospel.  (Church Postils, Trinity 11) 

ENGLISH AS SECOND LANGUAGE CLASSES  restart September 6.  English as a second language class is available to adults on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.  Books and materials are provided. There is a beginner class and an intermediate class. There is limited space.  Babysitting is not provided.  If you have questions about the classes please call Peggy Jones (479) 633-2050

LIFE QUOTES  “I know of obstetricians who have been doing abortions for many years who have broken down saying they cannot carry on any more.  Despite all attemps at emotional neutrality, the heart does not work that way when you get a baby in front of you that colleagues on another floor of the same building would be trying to keep alive.  [It is] extremely upsetting . . . for the doctors.”  Dr. Trevor Stammers, formerly a senior lecturer in general practice at St. George’s University Hospital , London. A Life Quote from Lutherans for Life.  If you wish to support this group, go to their web site : www.lutherans for




There’s work to do, deadlines to meet,

   You’ve got no time to spare.

But as you hurry and scurry,

   ASAP - Always say a prayer.


In the midst of family chaos,

   “Quality time” is rare.

Do your best; let God do the rest,

   ASAP - Always say a prayer.


It may seem like your worries

   Are more than you can bear.

Slow down and take a breather,

   ASAP - Always say a prayer.


God knows how stressful life is,

   He wants to ease our cares.

And He’ll respond to all your needs,

   ASAP - Always say a prayer.



August 27-September 2, 2017



Worship                                            8:00 A.M.

Bible Study/Sunday School            8:45 A.M.

Handbell Choir                                 9:30 A.M.

Communion                                    10:45 A.M.



Cameron’s Day Off



Confirmation(First class with parents)   5:30pm



News and Notes Due                     12:00 P.M.

Choir Rehearsal                                6:30 P.M.

Praise Group Rehearsal                   7:30 P.M.



Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin and Clarion       1:00 P.M.




Communion                                      8:00 A.M.

Bible Study/Sunday Schoo1           9:30 A.M.

Handbell Choir                                 9:30 A.M.

Worship                                          10:45 A.M.


Circuit Church: Bella Vista, Bella Vista  Pray that we Connect people to Jesus, Grow in our Faith, and Serve our King.

Church Ministry YOUTH MINISTRY TEAM  As the school year begins—for peace as they start new classes and new schools—that all goes well.

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, Timothy Gibson, son of Harry and Ann Gibson, serving in the U.S. Navy.