September 16, 2018


JR HIGH LINKT RETREAT  Attention 6th-8th grade students. Jr High LinkT Retreat is Oct 19-21st at Camp Petit Jean. The theme this year is Unknown and how we are known and loved by our king. If you are interested in attending, talk to Cameron ASAP. He needs to know by Sept 21stfor early bird pricing. Cost is $50 a student which includes room, board, and a shirt. 

 PASTOR’S RETIREMENT DINNER  Plans are well underway for Pastor’s Dinner Party on October 21st.  The Dinner is planned to begin at 1:00 pm.  An appetizer reception will proceed the dinner following the church service.

 Please let us know if you plan to attend (and the number in your group who will be attending).  A signup sheet is on the bulletin board in the Narthex, but if you get distracted after church, just email the office at or call us at 636-1135.  Our plans are to make this a special event, and we certainly do NOT want to run out of food, so your RSVP is essential by October 7, 2018.

 OFFICE HOURS for the coming week on Monday and Tuesday, (September 17 and 18) are 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. On September 19 through 21, hours are 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.  Times are displayed on the office door to assist food pantry patrons.

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. “The Mystery of God"
Guest Speaker: Dr. Oswald Hoffmann The undeniable hiddenness of God becomes the openness of God when you see His Son, Jesus Christ.
(Isaiah 55:6-9)



9:30-10:30 A.M. – Pam Pickett leads a study on Israel Places in Classroom 1

9:30-10:30 A.M Libby Garner leads a Beth Moore study for women in the Conference Room.

9:30-10:30 A.M Dave Lehenbauer

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

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  2nd & 4th Tuesdays @ 2:00 pm Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Class

SUNDAY SCHOOL STUDENTS will be singing "He's Got the Whole World" at late service on Sun., Sept. 30th. We would LOVE to have your child join us! We will practice during Sunday School openings on Sept. 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th. Contact LeAnn Girshner with any questions.

MILITARY BIBLESTICKS   Over the last several years, the members and friends of Holy Trinity have provided Military Biblesticks for 357 servicemen.  These Biblesticks are only available through military chaplains.  So far this year, churches have provided 120,000 Biblesticks for chaplains to give away.  They currently have requests for 17,000 more at $25 each.  There is a donor who is matching all the gifts in August and September.  If you want to provide one or more, today is the last day to place your gift in the offering plate. 

LIFE THOUGHTS IN CHURCH  Ancient societies often avoided demon-possessed persons (Mark 9:17-18, 22). “It’s your problem, not my business. Don’t bother me, deal with it yourself.” The modern mantra, “Your body, your choice,” tells the same lie. When we keep silent and still on life issues, we only confirm this devilish deception. Christians get to speak with Christ’s courage and reach out in God’s compassion: “You matter. We’ll help” (Isaiah 50:4). O Lord, loose our tongues to declare Your mighty deeds. Amen.

(Pentecost XVII)

LIFE QUOTES   “Oh, how the believer in Christ needs to remember that Christ lives within. This is no longer my life, it is Christ’s. Yes, you live in the midst of a battle between the culture of death and the culture of life. Stand firm in Christ, where the abundant life has always been and always will be!” Rev. Lyndon Korhonen, president of the Association of Free Lutheran Congregations – A Life Quote from Lutherans For Life • If you wish to support this ministry, you may do so through their website.


September 16 through September 22, 2018


Communion                                                       8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Communion                                                     10:45 A.M.


Cameron’s Day Off

Office Open                                                      10 A.M.- 2:00 P.M.


Elaine Taylor (Vacation through 9/27)

Office Open                                                      10 A.M.- 2:00 P.M.


Office Open                                                      10 A.M.- 2:00 P.M.

News & Notes Due                                          12:00 P.M.

ESL (Classroom 1)                                              6:30 P.M.


Cameron (Return from Vacation)


Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin                                             1:00 P.M.


Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M


 Circuit Church –Messiah, Pea Ridge  Pray for God to open the hearts of all to receive their Savior Jesus Christ.

 Church Ministry: Officers:  Pray for our Officers as they guide the congregation through the selection of a new Pastor.Pray also for our Military:  Especially remember, Timothy Gibson, son of Harry and Ann Gibson, serving in the U.S. Navy.