October 1, 2017


FEED MY SHEEP  is this Sunday.  We appreciate your donations as the pantry assistance needs continue to increase as supplies are quite low.  Bring either food staples or monetary donations that can be used to purchase food at a greatly reduced price through the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank.

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS   This morning we are pleased to welcome into our congregation Stuart and Deb Finley during the 10:45 service.  Deb comes to us by transfer from King of Kings Lutheran Church in Kansas City, Missouri.  Stuart comes to by by Reaffirmation of Faith.  Welcome to our congregation.

NONA COPPINGER MEMORIAL SERVICE   Nona Coppinger died early Wednesday morning at Innisfree Nursing Home following a stroke a few weeks ago.  A memorial service for Nona will be held here at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church on Monday morning at 10:30 AM.  Burial of her cremains will happen in the future.

PORTALS OF PRAYER   The new issue of Portals of Prayer is available in the Narthex.  Please help yourself to as many copies as you can use.  Feel free to take some to give to other people as well.

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“Power to Overcome Worry and Anxiety”  Speaker: Rev. Dr. Gregory Seltz—Thanksgiving and anxiety are two opposing forces.  Have you ever thanked God for your problems, pains, and suffering?  (Philippians 4:4-13) 



9:30-10:30 A.M. – Pastor Besel is leading a video study on “A Man Named Martin” 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 & Dolores Hermes, Joe & Barbara Raleigh, Maxine Reihman, & Betty Jensen

Tuesday.. 1st & 3rd Tuesdays at 2:00 pm, Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Study

 TRUNK OR TREAT  The sign up sheet is up for trunks and the Education Team is getting exciting!  Remember that decoration isn't required but we do have prizes for the three best decorated trucks so start looking for cool ideas and deals to make your trunk the best!

HELPING HANDS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED  The next day for our congregation to support Helping Hands is on Saturday, October 14th. Helping Hands is a congregation-supported organization that sells donated goods in order to buy food and cover other expenses for those in need. They routinely provide food for nearly 100 families a day and they need our help to support this important community effort. A sign up sheet is available in the Narthex, or you can contact Dave Ferguson for more information.



Make sure to check your bulletin for the insert with a list of gifts that are perfect for OCC and is small enough to fit in a pocket. Packing will be happening mid- November so bring in any shoe boxes you have around and keep your eyes open for great deals on items like these. 

PINOCHLE CARDSWe will again be playing Pinochle on Friday, October 6th and invite any newcomers that enjoy the game.  We meet in the Fellowship Hall at 6:00 p.m. to set up and start playing cards at 6:30.  There are tasty snacks to enjoy and great fellowship to share.  Coffee and water are there to wash down those goodies.  Look forward to seeing “ya all.”

MILITARY BIBLESTICKS   We thank you for your gifts.  Our total this year was $3,270.  That’s about 130 Biblesticks for our military.

LUTHER QUOTE FOR THE WEEK .. If you are so deep in sin that your heart denies you all grace and the mercy of God and makes you think there is no hope for you, as many consciences are ensnared by such anxiety and distress; then turn about and look here how friendly and graciously God allows himself to be pictured by Christ in this Gospel; that you may observe that he means it well with you from his heart; and that he is not here either to condem or excommunicate you, but to preserve your soul forever.  (Church Postils, Trinity 16)

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.

COME TO ISRAEL   You are invited to join our group going to Israel March 20th – 30th, 2018.  We have 23 people going and there is plenty of room for you to come.  On the bulletin board in the Narthex there are packets that include the Itinerary, hotel information and pricing.  This is an all-inclusive trip and we will be visiting all of the major sites.  If you have any questions about the trip or would like to join us please contact Pam Pickett 479-601-2550 or at pamsue27@gmail.com

ELIZABETH BURLESON DEATH    We heard last week that Elizabeth Burleson, a long-time memberat Holy Trinity died onSeptember 13 in Tennessee.    If you wish to send condolences to her daughter, her address is:  Shara Krusac, 421 Moore Rd.  War Trace, TN   37183.

LIFE QUOTES:  “To be weak, frail,

vulnerable, and helpless does not reduce either your inherent worth or your ability to contribute meaningfully to the lives of those around you.  In your weakness you can contribute great things.  You can provide the opportunity to your loved ones to discover strength, compassion, and faith that they didn’t know you had.  You can ease their fears about their own final days.  You can pull families together that haven’t been together in a long time.   You can simply be there so the ones you love can love you back.”  Cheryl Magness, writer, musician, and homeschool mom.  If you wish to support this group, go to their web site : www.lutherans for life.org


October 1 through October 7, 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.



Cameron at District Youth Meeting (Petit Jean)

Nona Coppinger Memorial Service                 10:30 A.M.

Elders                                                                         6:30 P.M.

ELS                                                                     6:30 P.M.



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

Confirmation Class                                           4:30 P.M.

Education Meeting                                           5:30 P.M.

Outreach                                                            6:30 P.M.



News and Notes Due                                      12:00 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.

Cards                                                                  6:30 P.M.



Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

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

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M.


Circuit ChurchPeace, Prairie Grove:  Pray for the Lord’s leadership through their vacancy.

Church Ministry:  Journeymen  Pray that the Holy Spirit guides their Bible Study on Fatherhood and helps the men of this congregation serve their families as good husbands and fathers.

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.