November 25, 2018


TODAY IN THE LIFE CENTER  After the 10:45 service, the family of Emmy Gishner invites you to “Come Meet The Baby.”  We are serving cake and punch.  Please come and say hi to the newest little member of Holy Trinity.

MOVING?  Ken and Pat Rader have packing boxes and materials available at no cost.  Please call Pat at 644-4153.  They have tons, with more to come.

 CHRISTMAS DECORATING  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!!

 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.  "Birth Pains" Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler A message by Michael Ziegler for The Lutheran Hour Based on Mark 13:1-37 (Mark 13:1-37) 



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

ADVENT BY CANDLELIGHT  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.  Please join us December 2nd at 6:30 in the Chapel.  There is a sign up board in the Narthex. 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 or email.  Pam Pickett  479-601-2550

 LIFE THOUGHTS IN THE CHURCHIncurable conditions can feel like the floods lifting their roar (Psalm 93:3). Complicated pregnancies can thunder. We get to remind sufferers how our Lord reigns over them, and He reigns in them. His blood frees us from our sins (Revelation 1:5). If even our guilt cannot hold back His angels from gathering His elect (Mark 13:27), then neither can any age, appearance, or ability limitations stand in the way. 

LIFE QUOTES   “God is the ultimate Designer. He designed the greatest good the world has ever seen to come from the most heinous evil mankind has ever produced. You are never too stained for God to love. When you are feeling weak and foolish, give thanks to God for that, because that’s exactly the kind of person that God likes to use.” Rev. Dan Larsen is pastor of Bethany Lutheran Church, Wabasso, Minnesota, and Trinity Lutheran Church, Sanborn, Minnesota –   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  Parents of Pre-school through 5th grade students – please note that rehearsals for the Children’s Program are taking place during Sunday School each Sunday. We need each participate to be at as many rehearsals as possible. There will also be a dress rehearsal after church on December 16th. Lunch will be provided. Thank you. – Education Team 

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. 

CHRISTMAS BASKETS Each year the church tries to help those in need through our Food Pantry. At Christmas time we try to do something special by giving Christmas Baskets to members or those requested by a member. Please notify the church office A.S.A.P. if you would like to request a basket.  Deadline to notify the office is Dec. 15. If you would like to donate Christmas items/food for the baskets please turn in to office A.S.A.P. If you would like to volunteer to help get baskets put together or delivered  please let the office know, too.

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.  

HELPING HANDS  Holy Trinity is scheduled to assist at Helping Hands on January 26, 2019.  The signup sheet has been posted in the Narthex.  We need volunteers.  Many thanks.

YOUTH PROGRESSIVE DINNER-  Attention Jr & Sr High - Progressive Dinner is Dec 8th, starting around 4:00 pm. Please let Cameron know if you are able to attend and remember to bring a White Elephant gift under $10.  More information to follow.


November 25 through December 1, 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.


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


News & Notes Due                                          12:00 P.M.

ESL Classroom 1                                                6:30 P.M.


Assemble Clarion & Bulletin                1:00 P.M.


Communion                                                       8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Communion                                                     10:45 A.M.

Candlelight Advent                                           6:00 P.M.


 Circuit Church– MESSIAH,  Pea Ridge

Pray for the complete recovery of Pastor Mayer and the ongoing outreach of Messiah in the Pea Ridge and Bella Vista communities.

Church Ministry – Church Staff -- Pray that our hearts are always compassionate to those we serve on a daily basis and that God would bless our outreach to the community through the Food Pantry and Pastor’s Care Fund.

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