September 3, 2017


FEED MY SHEEP  Is today.  We appreciate your donations asthe pantry assistance needs have increased during the summer months.  If you forgot items for the wagon, you may make a monetary donation in the jar to help out.

LABOR DAY         Tomorrow is Labor Day.  The church office is closed.

SUNDAY SCHOOL   Our first official Sunday School is next Sunday, September, 10th.  We will of course still have Sunday school this Sunday.

LADIES EVENING BIBLE STUDY   We will begin with a Bible Journaling class on Sept. 13 qat 5:30 pm. It will be a one time class to see if anyone is interested in continuing. We will have prayer, bible study, discussion and journaling and COLORING! That's the rage right now and why not give it a try?? If you are interested and would like to attend the Sept. 13th class, please join us. We will have materials for the first night. If you like it and want to continue, you will need to purchase the journal ($10), which is available from (or we can order one for you). This will be a "come and go" type of class...once you have the journal, you can use it at home on your own if you can't come to class. 

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.   “Finding Life in Jesus’ Steps”

Speaker:  Rev. D. Gregory Seltz

Take joy in the gift of being a follower of Christ who is willing to take His lead and be ordered by His steps.  (Matthew 16:24-25)



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.


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

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.

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:

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

BIKES, BLUES AND BBQ   is coming up on September 20th through 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.

CONDOLENCES   We want to express our Christian sympathy to Nona Coppinger, one of our shut-in members.  Her sister, Juanita Tolbert died on Monday.  The funeral was Saturday.  Nona lives at Innisfree, Room E 104.


Now you here observe the nature of faith which grows out of the Word.  For the Word first sets forth to us the mercy and goodness of God; then faith causes us to cleave unto it with a firm confidence, and to obey the word.  For we are now conscious of this in our hearts, and are satisfied; for as soon as we believe, we are already with Christ in this inheritance, and are justified. 

(Church Postils, Trinity 12)

 ENGLISH AS SECOND LANGUAGE CLASSES  resumes Wednesday, September 6th.  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.  Space is limited.  Babysitting is not provided.  If you have questions about the classes please call Peggy Jones (479) 633-2050

LIFE QUOTES  “In every task you tackle, at every moment in life, in whatever situation you find yourself, you have a calling, a vocation.  You get to bless people.  You get to show God’s love.  You get to elevate the conversation, change the perspective, and bring dignity into a difficult world.  You get to live in the life that He gifts you with, love meant for you, love meant for all.”  Rev. Dr. Gregory Seltz, speaker on The Lutheran Hour.  A Life Quote from Lutherans for Life.  If you wish to support this group, go to their web site : www.lutherans for


September 3-September 9, 2017



Communion                                      8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                 9:30 A.M.

Communion                                    10:45 A.M.



Labor Day – Office Closed

Cameron’s Day Off



Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Study         2:00 P.M

Confirmation Class                           4:30 P.M.

Education Meeting                           5:30 P.M.

Outreach Meeting                            6:30 P.M.

Circuit Meeting at Salem about        6:30 P.M.      

  Mission Planter in Fayetteville



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.



Youth Ministry Team Meeting        5:30 P.M.



Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin                            1:00 P.M.



Worship                                            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:  First Lutheran, HarrisonPray for the Spirit to flow through the hearts of God’s people as they reach out to others with the love of Christ.  Pray the Spirit opens hearts to hear and believe this message of forgiveness and life in our Savior.

Church Ministry:  Fellowship Ministry Team  Pray for God to bind us together in peace through Jesus so that we can care for each other. 

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.