December 16, 2018



Communion Service [12/16] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Spencer)

Children’s Christmas Service [12/19] 5:30 PM Soup Supper 7:00 PM Service (Cameron)

Worship Service [12/23] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Schultz)

Christmas Eve [12/24] 7:00 PM Family Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols (P. Bibler)

Christmas Day [12/25] 10:00 AM Communion Service (Pastor Bernthal)

Worship Service [12/30] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM(Pastor Schultz)

We will NOT have a New Year’s Day Service.

GREETERS, READERS, VIDEO OPERATORS, COUNTERS, AND OFFICE HELPERS  Please retrieve your first quarter schedules from your mailbox in the Narthex.

CHRISTMAS CARDS  Please remember to donate your Christmas cards to mission crafts after the holidays.  There is a bin in the Narthex where you can leave them.  Thank you so much.

 Merry CHRISTmas SIGNS   The Outreach Ministry Team is providing signs for people to put up in their yards this Advent – Christmas season like we have the crosses for the Lenten season.  Pick up your sign in the Narthex and share your faith in Jesus.

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.  ‘In Anxious Times - Rejoice! "Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. Anthony (Tony) Cook  Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. With anxiety on the rise, the Apostle Paul's call to "rejoice always" seems all but unobtainable. While there are many helpful ways to cope with society's increasing anxiety, Paul points us to a frequently overlooked source of joy and peace, God's grace in Christ.
(Philippians 4:4-7 )



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

LIFE THOUGHTS IN THE CHURCHThe sinful world condemns unborn children and elderly persons because of inadequate age or unacceptable appearance or impaired abilities. The Lord clears away these enemies (Zephaniah 3:15) with His uncon-ditional love. Law and conscience convict us of promoting and even participating in violence against life. The Lord also takes away these judgments with His forgiveness and redemption. Prince of Peace, make us not offended by Your Word of life. Amen.

LIFE QUOTES   “We love children as they can remind us of the simple fact of love’s openness and embrace of new life and communion of one person with another. Children can open up our hearts to this. That our society now treats children the way it does is a dark shame, another sign of its separation from God. Regardless, we confess that Jesus Christ, Son of God, has come in the flesh and preach these glad tidings to all.” James M. Kushiner, The Fellowship of St. James –   If you wish to support this group, you may do so through their website:

CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS PROGRAM  The Children's Christmas Program scheduled for Wednesday Dec. 19.  Practices have begun and will continue December 16 during the Sunday School hour.  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 TODAY, Dec. 16. 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.

CAMPUS CONNECTion  THANK YOU to Dean Eisma, Shirley Bernthal, Cameron Pullmann, and Amy Wright for their help with the college students' care packages.  Some of these church members helped me bake home made goodies and the rest helped me sort, package, and mail the boxes.  I could not have done this without you ALL this year!  Most of the boxes were mailed out on Thursday so they should arrive in time for finals.  Thank you!!  Casey Bolte

 CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS  We will need help UNdecorating the church on Saturday, January 12th.  If you are able to help, please let Casey Bolte know  479)644-3618 (call or text).  

 OUTREACH STUFFED ANIMAL COLLECTION   THANK YOU so much for your generosity towards the Arkansas Children's Hospital's Faithful Friends program.  Our church donated over 200 stuffed animals to Scott Martin, the chaplain at the hospital and manager of the Faithful Friends program.  Through the program, he will give the stuffed animals to children newly admitted as inpatient to the hospital.  

 ADULT BIBLE CLASS  I have two announcements regarding my Bible class meeting in classroom one.  The first one is that we will not be meeting on Sunday December 23rd as I will be out of town for Christmas.  The second is that starting January 6th 2019 we will start a new study.  The study will concentrate on Old Testament People.  We will begin with Joshua and then study Ruth, Samuel, David and Solomon.  Men and women, younger and older you are all invited and welcomed to join us.  If you have any questions please contact Pam Pickett.


December 16 through December 22, 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 Vacation


Cameron Vacation


Staff Meeting                                                   12:00 P.M.

News & Notes Due                                          12:00 P.M.

Advent Soup Supper                                         5:30 P.M.

Children’s Christmas Service                           7:00 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.


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Ask for the Lord’s guidance as we prepare for the celebration of our Lord’s birth.

 Church Ministry—Elders: Pray for all members of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church to strengthen their faith through the Word.

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