November 11, 2018

THE ROGERS CHRISTMAS PARADE will be  Friday Dec. 7 in downtown Rogers.  The theme this year is "Christmas"  We welcome all ideas, suggestions and help!   This is a great event for families.   If you would like to help with the float, please contact Kelly Faust or Nancy Eisma. 

TRUNK OR TREAT  A HUGE shoutout and thanks to everyone who helped with our Trunk or Treat this year. Thank you for understanding and being so quick to move inside. We had quite the turnout this year, possible because of the weather and our move indoors. I wanted to share with the congregation a message we received right after the event via facebook from a member of our community.

 "Your church did an excellent job with the trunk or treat. presented the gospel and gave the children a good time even tho the weather was crummy.  Thank you, good job and well done my family and the community enjoyed it."

 CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS PROGRAM  The Education Team is looking for person, passionate about our youth and Christmas to direct this year Christmas Program. If you are interested or have any questions, please talk to Cameron or the Education Team members, Cathy Dodge and Eric Kerr. 

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.  "What is Heaven?" Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler  A message by Michael Zeigler for The Lutheran Hour based on John 17:1-5.



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 the book of Romans.

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

GREETERS, READERS, VIDEO OPERATORS  The office is getting ready to schedule servers for Advent and Christmas.  Please let us know if you are AVAILABLE to serve.  Advent, Children’s Service, and Christmas Eve services are at 7:00 pm.  Christmas Day service is at 10:00 am (December 5, 12. 19, 24 and 25).   We are so thankful for all you do.

DECK THE HALLS   We need volunteers to help decorate the church for Christmas.  The tentative decoration date is Saturday, December 1st.  We will begin at 10:30am.  Decorating duties include (but are not limited to) fluffing bows and arrangements, sorting decorations, hanging decorations on the tree, attaching arrangements to the front of the pews, etc…  We also need one brave soul to go up the ladder and decorate the top of the tree.  When we have enough volunteers, this process is quick and easy – only lasting a couple of hours.  To volunteer, please contact Casey Bolte at (479) 644-3618. Thank you!!

LIFE THOUGHTS IN CHURCH    “Put not your trust in princes” (Psalm 146:3a). Neither stake yourself upon congresses or courts or physicians or popular opinions. None of these delays even their own death and only hastens the demise of others. Turn away from their life-shortening ways and take refuge instead in the God who made the universe. He who formed your body watches over the hopeless. He lifts up the lowly and saves life still. Lord Jesus, deliver into abundant and everlasting life all who cry out in desperation. Amen. (Pentecost XXV)

LIFE QUOTES   “God adopts. The Gospel is about adoption. Salvation’s story can’t be told apart from adoption. Christianity can’t happen without it … Pharaoh’s daughter adopting Moses leads to the Hebrews ending up liberated … Joseph adopting Jesus sets in motion sinners getting forgiven. Father Almighty offers His Son and adopts human beings for us to have a faith relationship with the Lord God and the hope of resurrection to everlasting life in His heavenly kingdom. No wonder early Christians opened the world’s first orphanages.” Rev. Michael W. Salemink, executive director of Lutherans For Life

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD  Reminder OCC boxes are due next week with $9 for shipping. Please do not forget as we cannot send them out past that date.  There is still time for YOU and YOUR FAMILY to take home a box or two and Follow the instructions/suggestions on the handout to pack a box full of items YOU select!  Our goal is 100 boxes;  can you help us meet or exceed this goal??  If you have questions, please contact Cameron Pullmann. 

HOLY TRINITY ANGEL TREE  is now set up and ready to go for the Christmas season for those in need through the Salvation Army.  We have 10 tags for boys and girls and 10 tags for Senior adults.  Please help us make a special Christmas for those in need in our community.  Contact Pat Rader @ 479-644-4153 with questions.

 NYG CAFÉ & SHIRT FUNDRAISERS  Join next Sunday for a Thanksgiving Café after unity service. The only one who doesn’t like thanksgiving twice a year is my scale! The youth are also selling T shirts to raise money for the National Youth Gathering. Order forms and concept art can be found in the narthex or talk to the nearest youth about ordering yours today!

LUTHERAN CHURCH EXTENSION FUND  Your investment with LCEF help make LCMS Ministry happen!!

·        “Limited Time Only; 40 Month Note at 4% Return”   

·        Limit of 1 per Tax ID; Minimum of $500.00.

·        See Flyer in bulletin or on the Info Bar in Narthex for details.

 If interested, please contact John Jenkins

NEW BIBLE CLASS STARTING! - Starting November 18th we will begin a study of the Book of Isaiah.  We will go verse by verse and discuss the scripture and how it pertains to us in the here and now.  We meet in in Classroom 1 and start at 9:30 each Sunday morning. The Lord speaks to us today through scripture and you don’t want to miss out on what he has to say.  If you have any questions just let me know. Pam Pickett

 ADVENT BY CANDLELIGHT – Dec 2nd at 6:30 in the chapel. This is a great opportunity to fellowship, study God’s word, and sing carols. It is for women ages 14 and up. Please sign up in the Narthex so we get an accurate count and I am looking for 4-5 ladies to host a table. If you have any questions contact Pam Pickett – 479-601-2550 or


November 11 through November 17, 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.


Cameron’s Day Off

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


Council Meeting                                                6:30 P.M.


Volunteer Luncheon                                       12:00 P.M.

News & Notes Due                                          12:00 P.M.

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


Clarion Deadline                                             12:00 P.M.


Assemble Bulletin                                             1:00 P.M.


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

Handbell Choir                                                  8:45 A.M.

Communion                                                     10:00 A.M

Voters Meeting                                                11:30 A.M.

HTY Café                                                          12:15 P.M.


 Circuit Church– SALEM,   Springdale   Pray that the grace of God will strengthen and inspire us to share Christ and His love with our multi-ethnic community.

 Church Ministry – Sunday School. Please pray for our Sunday School program, our teachers, and for continued growth.

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