October 7, 2018

FEED MY SHEEP   Today is the Sunday designated for our monthly donation to the Food Pantry.  Please drop your groceries in the wagon in the Narthex.  Thank you for your continued help with feeding our less fortunate neighbors.

 NEW MEMBERS   We want to welcome the following new members into our congregation during the 10:45 service today.  Through the Sacrament of Baptism we welcome Arthur Neil Wilken, the infant son of Chris and Jeana Wilken; Jackson Ryder Littrell, the son of James Littrell and Jeana Wilken; Mason Dewayne McCarty and Cameron Blake McCarty, the sons of Miranda McCarty and Ricky McCarty.  We are also welcoming to the congregation through transfer:  Rich and Jennifer Haddock and their son Lukas by transfer from Friends in Christ Lutheran Church in Bryant, Arkansas; Mike and Debi Hartwig and their children Lauren and Miles by transfer from Bella Vista Lutheran Church; and Bob and Gerri Jennings by transfer from Trinity Lutheran Church in Springfield, Missouri.  We are also welcoming Jean and James Womack and their daughter Miranda McCarty by Reaffirmation of Faith from Zion Lutheran Church in Ulm, Arkansas.  We are pleased that you are joining our congregation.  Welcome.

FRED LUTTMAN MEMORIAL SERVICE   The Memorial Service for Fred Luttman will follow the late service today at 12:30 in the sanctuary.  Fred died October 1 and is to be buried at the National Cemetery in Fayetteville.

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. “God Created" Guest Speaker: Rev. Perry Hart:  Life is a precious gift. Guest speaker, Rev. Perry Hart warns against our culture's devaluation of life and calls us to see ourselves and others as precious people, created by God, redeemed by Christ. (Genesis 1:27)



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

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.

PASTOR’S RETIREMENT DINNER IS OCTOBER 21:  On Sunday Oct. 21 an appetizer reception will be begin after the 10: 45 A.M. church service. The dinner is to start at 1:00 P.M. 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, or you may call or email the office. We do NOT want to run out of food. Your R.S.V.P. is due TODAY!

 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.

 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.

 PASTOR’S BOOKS  Check out Pastor Besel’s library and take as many books home as you desire.  There is a wide variety of books and plenty of empty boxes for you to use.

 HTY CAFÉ ON OCTOBER 14   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. 
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 

LIFE QUOTES   “It is our faith that compels us to venerate life from its moment of conception. It is by faith that we treat life not as an entitlement or possession but as a steward for the Creator who gives life. Only by faith do we accept that life at its earliest possible moment has culpability for sin before the Divine Judge and benefits from the sacrifice of our Savior.” Rev. Robert Fleischmann, national director of Christian Life Resources. 

October 7 through October 13, 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

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


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

Council Meeting                                                6:30 P.M.


News & Notes Due                                          12:00 P.M.

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

Choir Rehearsal                                                 6:30 P.M.

Praise Group Rehearsal                                    7:30 P.M.


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 – GRACE,  Holiday Island  Pray for the love of Jesus to be demonstrated in the lives of our members.

 Church Ministry- Education Ministry Team - Lord, give this team a burning desire to educate and share their love of you.

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