December 9, 2018



·        Advent II [12-12] 10:00 AM Worship 5:30 PM Soup Supper 7:00PM Worship

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

·        Christmas Eve [12/24] 7:00 PM Family Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols

·        Christmas Day [12/25] 10:00 AM Communion Service

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


GREETERS, READERS, VIDEO OPERATORS, COUNTERS, AND OFFICE HELPERS  We are working on assignments for the first quarter of 2019.  Please let the office know if there is a time that you cannot serve during January, February, or March.  Let us know too, if changes cause you to withdraw from areas where you previously served, or if you want to serve in an area that you have not requested.  We particularly need video operators for both services.  Cameron has installed new software which makes this operation much easier.  Talk to Cameron if you need reassurance before you volunteer.

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.

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.  ‘Redeemer with a Capital R" Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler  When people use the word "redeem" outside of religious context, they tend to use it in a commercial sense-redeeming points from purchases or casino tokens for cash. In the Bible, the word "redeem" is used in a family setting. In the story of Ruth, Boaz is a "kinsman redeemer," who points to Jesus, our capital-r-Redeemer. Jesus has done more than pay our points. He redeems by bringing us into his clan, his people, his household, that we might be with him forever. (Ruth 3-4)



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 Gospel of God’s grace awakens us to approve what is excellent (Philippians 1:10). Is facilitating a suicide “excellent”? Is experimenting on embryos a “fruit of righteousness”? Is advocating for abortion access “pure and blameless”? These involve ending a life that began by the holy work of God. And even when we cannot foresee how, He will bring it to completion, as sure as Jesus finished His mission, as sure as we ourselves exist.  Gracious Savior, fill our hearts and throats with Your glory and praise. Amen.

LIFE QUOTES   “The very best light show comes from the smile on the Baby’s face in the manger. He is smiling because He likes you and has come to rescue you. ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life’ (John 8:12 NIV).” Rev. Mark Jeske, Time of Grace–   If you wish to support this group, you may do so through their website:

HOLY TRINITY ANGEL TREE   Thank you to everyone who helped in supporting this program. It is going to help make those in need a blessed Christmas. I want to wish your families a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.                                                       Pat Rader

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 is the last day!

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. 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 , 2019.  The signup sheet has been posted in the Narthex.  We need volunteers.  Many thanks.

CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS - Thank you to Shirley Bernthal, Matt & Mattie Bolte, Dave & Christy Lehenbauer, and Ted & Erin Reinker!  The church and tree look beautiful!  Your willingness to help with this ministry and give up a few hours of your Saturday is appreciated and I am so grateful!                                  Casey Bolte.

  A SPECIAL BLESSING  Blessed are those with empty Narthex mailboxes.  They have attended Church and spent an hour in worship.

 REMEMBER  We make a Living by what we get. We make a Life by what we give.  


 December 9 through December 15, 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 Bernthal’s Bible Study                          2:00 P.M.

Council Meeting Cancelled


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.


Communion                                                       8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Communion                                                     10:45 A.M.


 Circuit Church–CHRIST, Siloam Springs

Pray for God to continue and guide this congregation as they make plans for 2019.

 Church Ministry—Officers

Pray for our Officers as they guide the congregation through the selection of a new Pastor.

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