November 18, 2018

ADVENT BY CANDLELIGHT  Every year on the first Sunday of December the women of the congregation gather together for a candlelight celebration.  This is a combination party/Bible study/sing along.  The theme this year is “Animals of the Christmas Story” and all our music will be traditional carols.   This is a ladies only event and we ask our guests be at least 14 years old.  All you need to bring is an appetizer to share.  This is a great event to invite your neighbor, co-worker or family member to join you.  Each year almost half of the guests are nonmembers and quite a few of those come every year.

 Please join us December 2nd at 6:30 in the Chapel.  There is a sign up board in the Narthex and ask you let me know you are coming so I have enough punch made and chairs set out.  I am looking for 4-5 ladies to host a table.  The information to do this is on the sign up board.  Questions?  Just give me a call, email or stop me in the hall on Sunday.  Pam Pickett  479-601-2550

BAPTISM NEXT SUNDAY   Emberly Ann Girshner, daughter of Josh and LeAnn, will be baptized next Sunday, Nov. 25th, during the 2nd service. The family will host a “Come Meet the Baby” visit in the Life Center directly after service with cake and punch. Please stop in for a few minutes to say hello to Emmy. We will also offer a light lunch afterwards. RSVP email to Mike and Mary Girshner if you want to stay and eat with us. (

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.  " Once And For All"  Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. Anthony (Tony) Cook
Rev. Dr. Tony Cook shares God's message of forgiveness-"In Jesus, our Great High Priest, we have found the perfect and permanent solution to our separation and sin." (Hebrews 10:11-19)



9:30-10:30 A.M. – Pam Pickett leads a study on the Book of Isaiah 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

THANKSGIVING YOUTH CAFÉ FUNDRAISER  Join the youth this Sunday for our Thanksgiving HTY Café Fundraiser for the National Youth Gathering. It will all start down in the Life Center after Unity Service. The only one who doesn’t like Thanksgiving meal twice in one year is my bathroom scale! There will be Turkey dinner, a chicken pasta option, a butternut squash soup, along with the usual suspects. See you there!

 DECK THE HALLS   It will soon be time to 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 THE CHURCH Fathers consign their children to abortions (Mark 13:12). Children encourage their parents toward physician-assisted suicide. The latter days have come upon us. Let us hearten each other with the promise of resurrection, even for terminal illnesses, and with the assurance of forgiveness, even for violence against life (Hebrews 10:12). Let us confidently confess this hope in the face of crisis and panic, for the Holy Spirit Himself speaks new and eternal life in us (Mark 13:11)! Heavenly Defender, loose our tongues to declare Your purposes. Amen.  (Pentecost XXVI)

LIFE QUOTES   “When we see those suffering from disease or disability … vulnerable, helpless, destined by many to assisted suicide or euthanasia—we are compelled to speak and defend and help because it is the Christ thing to do. For Christ reveals a God who knows about suffering not just because He’s God, but because He suffered. We have a message of a God present in suffering, at work in suffering, and accomplishing His purpose in suffering.” Rev. Dr. James I. Lamb, former executive director of Lutherans For Life  If you wish to support this group, you may do so through their website:

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.

CROWN SHIRT FUNDRAISER A new fundraiser this year to raise money for our youth and their trip to the National Youth Gathering. The shirts are white with a black crown on them. Half the crown is of thorns, the other of Glory, showing our saviour victory over death in which we share. Order forms and concept art can be found in the narthex or talk to the nearest youth about ordering yours today!

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 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. 

 ADVENT BY BONFIRE  Attention men! Come join us for a night of fire, firepower, and faith as we celebrate the Advent of our Lord with a bonfire’s on Dec 1st at the Sij’s ranch. You will need a chair, your choice of meat, and beverages of your choice. A sign up is in the narthex and you can speak with Dave if you have more questions. Exact times and address to come.  


November 18 through November 24, 2018


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.


Cameron’s Day Off


Staff Meeting                                                   12:00 P.M.

News & Notes Due                                          12:00 P.M.


Thanksgiving                                     Office Closed


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– FAITH,  Bentonville  Pray that we are faithful in Word and Sacrament ministry so that disciples of Jesus may be made and strengthened.

 Church Ministry – Journeymen:  Pray for the men of Holy Trinity, that they may bring others to Christ by letting their life as Christians be a shining example.

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