October 14, 2018


UNITY SUNDAY IN OCTOBER  The Church Council changed the Unity Sunday Schedule for October 21. There will only be one service at 10:45 A.M. with communion.  Sunday School and Bible Classes will remain at 9:30 A.M.  The Voters’ meeting will be Nov.  18.  The Retirement Dinner for Pastor Besel will be at 1:00 PM.

 PASTOR’S RETIREMENT DINNER  Guidelines for those who are donating food for Pastor’s dinner:

Greenbeans:  Please deliver 2 large cans (COMMERCIAL SIZE – 106 OUNCE) to the kitchen on Friday, October 19 no later than 4:00 p.m.

Lettuce: Please deliver to the kitchen Saturday morning, October 20th, WASHED and TORN and ready to assemble.

Baby Spinach:  Please deliver to the kitchen by Saturday morning, October 20,  not torn.

Potato Casserole:  Please deliver to the kitchen Sunday.  COOKED and ready to serve.

Bless every one of you for your donations and your help.

 MEMORIES  The elders are looking for a few people to share memories of Pastor Besel at the dinner on Oct. 21.  If interested, contact Brent Garner for information.

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. “We Will Not Fear"  Guest Speaker: Dr. Oswald Hoffmann - Dr. Oswald Hoffmann says, "Fear is a fact of life ... but faith in God harnesses fear and points it in the right direction."
(Psalm 46)



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

DISTRICT PASTORS’ CONFERENCE  Pastor Besel and Pastor Bernthal are leaving this afternoon for the District Pastor’s Conference in Jackson, TN.  They will return Wednesday evening.  If you are in need of pastoral care, contact your elder or Cameron.

HTY CAFÉ TODAY   Support our youth in their journey to the National Youth Gathering in Minneapolis in July 2019 and get a sweet meal out of the deal. Head down to the Life Center after second service on Oct. 14 for some smoked pork, a grilled chicken sandwich, or any of our usual’s like burgers and chicken nuggets. All proceeds go to the youth who prepare and serve your food! Thank you for your support. 

MEMORIES  Krista needs your help in collecting photographs of the Pastor for his retirement dinner & program (Oct. 21).  We are hoping to make it a very special event.   If you plan to attend, we need to know the number in your party TODAY.  You can help make it special with your attendance and sharing pictures of the Pastor.   If you have any hard copy photograph(s) or electronic photograph file(s) you would like to share with Pastor for the dinner/program please turn them into the office ASAP.  We can scan a hard copy and return your photos to you. Please send electronic pictures to krista@holytrin.org   Hard copies can be dropped off at the office. Please have them in an envelope with your name clearly marked on it so I can get them back to you.

 Happy moments, praise God.
Difficult moments, seek God.
Quiet moments, worship God.
Painful moments,  trust God.
Every moment, thank God.

 CAMPUS CONNECTion:  We are looking for someone to take the lead role in this outreach. The leader organizes church members to bake homemade goodies for our college students twice a year (Fall and Spring) & pray for those students.  They also pack & mail out the care packages to the college students. If you are interested or have questions, please contact Casey Bolte.

 HEY MEN—on October 21st we will begin the Men’s Bible classes again.  Our study will focus on the book of Romans.  Martin Luther said this about the book of Romans—“This epistle is the real chief part of the New Testament, and the very purest Gospel, which deserves that a Christian not only know it word for word, but also deal with it daily as with the daily bread for the soul...”  Well, we won’t learn it word for word, but we will study it intently to see what God is telling us about Grace, love, Jesus, forgiveness, and a host of other important topics.  This first class will start at 9:30-ish and will continue for probably 12-15 weeks, which will take us thru the entire winter months.  Come and get your donuts, and a cup of coffee!  FORGET ABOUT HUNTING DEER—TAKE TIME TO HUNT THRU THE SCRIPTURE FOR REAL MEAT!!  PLEASE JOIN US ON OCTOBER 21st—all you need to bring is your Bible.  God bless you guys in this study!!         Dave Lehenbauer

DAILY BREAD PRAYERS   The following prayers will written by members of the confirmation class as they studied the Lord’s Prayer’s petition on “Give us this day our daily bread”:

Prayer 1

Dear God, thank you for all our great friends that help us in all our hard times. Thank you for the church where we learn about you. Thank you for our parents who take care of us no matter what. Thank you for all our siblings who are so helpful, Amen.


Prayer 2

Thank you for my dog, even though she can be mean sometimes, she is cute. Thank you for my cat, he's the best fuzzball in the west. Thank you for my warm and safe shelter and home, Thank you for my dad that is helpful and cool. I am also thankful for the environment that you have given us to hunt in. Amen.

LIFE QUOTES   “Look at your infancy and give thought to whether you remember that you were in your mother’s womb, that you lay in a cradle, that you sucked your mother’s breasts, cried, ate pap, grew, etc. Yet we are certainly alive even during the first year, when the fetus is carried in the mother’s womb.” Martin Luther (LW 5:75) –If you wish to support this ministry, you can do so through their website:  www.lutheransforlife.org


October 14 through October 20, 2018


Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M.

HTY Café                                                          11:45 A.M.


    Pastors at District Conference in Tennessee through Wednesday

Cameron’s Day Off

November Clarion Deadline                          12:00 P.M.

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


News & Notes Due                                          12:00 P.M.

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


Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin                                             1:00 P.M.

Jr. High Linkt Retreat


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

Communion                                                     10:45 A.M

Pastor’s Farewell Dinner                                  1:00 P.M.


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

 Church Ministry- Outreach:  Dear God, bless the helping hands that serve You by helping others who are in need.  Amen.

 Pray also for our Military:  Especially remember, Timothy Gibson, son of Harry and Ann Gibson, serving in the U.S. Navy.