December 2, 2018

CHRISTMAS PARADE  It is time to decorate the float for the Roger's Christmas Parade.  We will meet at the Eisma's (3008 W Capps Rd Rogers) at 1:00 pm Sunday December 2nd.    Snacks will be provided!  The parade is Friday Dec 7 at 7:00 pm.  We would love to have a few angels and shepherds on the if your child would like to ride on the float please let Nancy Eisma or Kelly Faust know so we can plan accordingly.     Thank you!

THANK YOU SO MUCH   Mike and Mary Girshner would like to thank everyone who brought food, sent cards and offered prayers during Mary's recent surgery and recovery. Your love and concern was a picture of God's love. Mike is getting really good at heating up frozen meals! We thank you so much for caring. It has made the process so much easier for us. Mary had surgery again on Friday, Nov. 30. We appreciate your continued prayers for healing. God is good.

 ADVENT  With the beginning of Advent, we will continue our Wednesday tradition of dinner at 5:30 pm followed by Worship at 7:00 pm.  There is also a 10:00 am Worship service. Our guest Pastor for this week is Rev. Myles Schultz.

 COAT MIXUP  About three weeks ago, Karen Launderville picked up the wrong coat on her way out of church.  She has returned an Ann Klein, black wool coat.  Ladies, please check and see if you have Karen’s coat.  Yours is hanging in the Narthex.

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.  ‘Reality Therapy"  Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler  The book of Ruth deals with unimportant people and unimportant matters, but deals with them in such a way as to show that God is active in ordinary lives-like yours and mine. Ruth's story became an important part of the story of Jesus. Listening to God's work in her life can rescue us from dead end delusions and bring us into what is most real-a Jesus-centered reality.  (Ruth 1-2)



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

FREE REFRIGERATOR  Ken and Pat Rader have a Frigidare refrigerator free to anyone who is willing to haul it away.  Working condition, classic style, freezer on top, fridge on bottom.  Contact Pat at 644-4153


ADVENT BY CANDLELIGHT  Please join us tonight.  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 CHURCHAdvent brings the gift of anticipating: “none who wait for … [the Lord] shall be put to shame” (Psalm 25:3). A surprise pregnancy likewise invites patient faith instead of using death as a solution to difficulty. So does struggling with infertility or enduring permanent disability. Our Father’s salvation comes, not sluggish but steadfast (Psalm 25:10). Life is His promise, and He will move heaven and earth to fulfill it (Jeremiah 33:14). Son of David, our coming King, establish us in hope. Amen.

LIFE QUOTES   “Advent is about Return—the Lord’s Second Coming, our return to Him, which is another way of saying ‘repentance.’ Repentance requires memory, for return requires memory. The Prodigal did some mental research and remembered the facts about his father's house from his personal history. Informed by a paternal history, he struck a new course, which was to return. And the Homecoming was sweet, like the marriage supper in paradise, when all history will be fulfilled, and the guests live happily ever after. Advent reminds us, based on history that we know, that He is coming, which should remind us, Repent!” James M. Kushiner, The Fellowship of St. James –   If you wish to support this group, you may do so through their website:

HOLY TRINITY ANGEL TREE deadline is drawing near (December 9) and there are still angels on the tree.  Please help us make a special Christmas for those in need in our community.  Gifts need to be at the Church by Wednesday, December 5th, 10 am.  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 Children's Christmas Program scheduled for Wednesday Dec 19.  Practices have begun and will continue December 2, 9 and 16 during the Sunday School hour.  Additionally we will have a dress rehearsal on Dec 9 after second service.  Lunch will be provided.   We still have parts available if your child would like to participate!   If you have any questions please ask one of the Sunday School teachers. Thank you for your support!  

 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.

 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


December 2 through December 8, 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

Advent By Candlelight                                      6:00 P.M.


Cameron’s Day Off

Outreach Team                                               11:30 A.M.

Elders Meeting                                                  6:30 P.M.

ESL Classroom 1                                                6:30 P.M.


Education Team Meeting                                 5:30 P.M.


Staff Meeting                                                   12:00 P.M.

News & Notes Due                                          12:00 P.M.

Head to Heart                                                    4:00 P.M.

ESL Classroom 1                                                6:30 P.M.


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–HOLY  TRINITY,   Rogers

Pray that God will guide our leaders during the vacancy and will provide a pastor for the congregation to guide them.

Church Ministry – Music Ministry:  Lord, bless this outstanding group as they lend their talent to your glory.

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