September 10, 2017


SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS  This morning we are thanking our Sunday School teachers for this past year and installing them for this new school year.  We thank the following teachers who helped last year and will be continuing this next year:  Nicci Winters, Sabrina Isbell, Nicole Bowers, Nancy Eisma,  Kacey Studyvin and substitutes Amy Wright and Kevin Brockhoff.  New teachers this year include Jeff Simson and Eric Kerr.  We also thank Dean Eisma for teaching the Junior High last year. 

MILITARY BIBLESTICKS   This year we are again giving the members of Holy Trinity an opportunity to provide Military Biblesticks to chaplains who can share them with servicemen and women who desire them.  Each one costs $25.  Over the last 5 years, members at Holy Trinity have touched 226 soldiers and their families.  If you wish to make a contribution, make checks out to Holy Trinity and return by Sunday, September 24.  A donor for Faith Comes by Hearing has promised to match every contribution received by September 29.  To date, the church in America has provided 828,357 Military Bible Sticks, including 49,721 to VA hospitals last year.  They currently have requests for 22,000 that need to be filled.

NEW MEN’SBIBLE STUDY  Dave Lehenbauer is beginning a new Bible study for men today in Classroom 2 on “Fatherhood.”

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.   “Who’s the Greatest?”  Rev. Dr. Gregory Seltz says that Jesus redefined greatness.  He came, not to be served, but to serve and to give His life as a ransom for many.  (Matthew 18:1-20)



9:30-10:30 A.M. – Pastor Besel is leading a Bible Class on the Augsburg Confession in Classroom 1

9:30-10:30 A.M. – Women’s Bible Study entitled Believing God. Study is led by Libby Garner and meets in the Conference Room.

9:30-10:30 A.M. – Dave Lehenbauer

leads a study for the men in Classroom 2 on “Fatherhood”

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 at 2:00 pm, Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Study



But, Christ, the true Samaritan, takes the poor man to himself as his own, goes to him and does not require the helpless one to come to him; for here is no merit, but pure grace and mercy; and he binds up his wounds, cares for him and pours in oil and wine, this is the whole Gospel from beginning to end.  (Church Postils, Trinity 13)

MARTIN LUTHER SPECIAL THIS TUESDAY   A new PBS special has been produced to honor the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation this year in conjunction with Thrivent Financial and various Lutheran groups.  This special entitled “Martin Luther:  The Idea that Changed the World” will be televised this Tuesday evening at 7 PM on AETN.  We encourage you to watch it or DVR it for another time.

LADIES EVENING BIBLE STUDY   NEW!  Bible Journaling class at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 13th.   It will be a one-time class to see if anyone is interested in continuing.  We will have prayers, bible study, discussion and journaling and COLORING!  Oh boy!    If you are interested, please join us.  We will have materials for the first night and see if anyone is interested.  If we decide to continue the class, you will need to purchase the journal ($10).  Pray about it and see if the Lord is calling you to give this a try.

LWML FALL ZONE RALLY will be Saturday, October 14,2017, beginning with registration and refreshments at 9:00 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 2730 E. Township Road, Fayetteville.  The theme is “Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life.”  Guest speaker is Eric Jensen.  Please RSVP to Barbara 

Osing 479-521-5291 by October 4th if you plan to attend.

SAMARITAN CENTER CAFÉ   Our next date toserve at the Samaritan Center Café is Saturday, September 30.  The first shift is from 8:30 AM – 12:45 PM.  This shift will assist in the kitchen preparing food and the plates that will be served to our guests.  The café requires that volunteers are 16 years of ageor older to work in the kitchen.  The second shift is from 10:00 AM- 12:45 PM.  This shift will prepare the drinks, take orders and serve the plates of food for our guests.  All ages are welcome for this shift.  Itis a great opportunity for our younger youth as well to serve.    If you can help, please sign up on the bulletin board in the Narthex.  Please contact Dorothy Button at 479-361-2967 if you have any questions.

TEXAS DISASTER   Hurricane Harvey has been very destructive for the people along the Texas coast, especially in the Houston area.  Instead of doing a door offering, here are a couple of places where you can contribute money or find other ways to help those in need.  First, the Texas District website has a section with updates and a place to give.  That web address is:  (or just go to:

   You can also donate to Lutheran ChurchCharities.  Their website is:

   You can also donate through the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod Disaster Response.  Their website is:

MUSICIANS WANTED: We would like to do a special collaboration on Reformation (Oct. 29 - late service) and Christmas Eve (7pm) this year.  The piece for Reformation is A Mighty Fortress.  We are looking for singers, and 2 trumpets, french horn, trombone, tuba, and timpani players.  The brass and timpani players should be of moderate skill level.  The piece for Christmas Eve is Sing We Now of Christmas.  There are parts for flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, french horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, percussion, violin, viola, cello, and string bass.  Anyone interested should have at least 3 years of training on their instrument.  There are many other pieces for any combination of these instruments that we can play throughout the year.  If you are interested at all, please email LeAnn Girshner at

LIFE QUOTES  “What do we have to share with the frail elderly who wonder about God’s purpose for their lives:  They are created, redeemed, and called, and as long as God gives them life, He gives their lives meaning and purpose.”  Rev. Dr. James I. Lamb, former executive director of Lutherans for Life.  If you wish to support this group, go to their web site : www.lutherans for


“If we focus on difference, our focus is on each other.  If we focus on unity, our focus is on God.”  -- Unknown


September 10-September 16, 2017




Worship                                            8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                 9:30 A.M.

Worship                                          10:45 A.M.



Cameron’s Day Off

Elder’s Meeting                                6:30 P.M.

ELS                                                    6:30 P.M.



Clarion Information Due               12:00 P.M.

Confirmation Class                           4:30 P.M.

Council Meeting                               6:30 P.M.

Martin Luther show on AETN           7:00 P.M.



Pastor Besel Off for Cataract Surgery

News and Notes Due                     12:00 P.M.

ATG                                                    4:00 P.M.

Ladies Evening Bible Study            5:30 P.M.

ELS                                                     6:30 P.M.

Choir Rehearsal                                6:30 P.M.

Praise Group Rehearsal                   7:30 P.M.



Pastor Besel Off After Surgery

Youth Ministry Team Meeting        5:30 P.M.



Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin                            1:00 P.M.



Communion                                      8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                 9:30 A.M.

Communion                                    10:45 A.M.



Circuit Church Living Savior, Bethel HeightsPray God would guide the outreach of the congregation and the assimilation of new members.

Church Ministry.  Hispanic Ministry Team – Pray that God would draw students, teachers, and aides into our classes. 

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.