ASH WEDNESDAY   We have two services scheduled for the beginning of Lent.  10:00 AM and 7:00 PM.  Both are Holy Communion services and include the imposition of ashes.  The evening will start off with a Lenten meal from 5:30 – 6:30pm.  This week’s meal is chili and cornbread and is sponsored by the Fellowship Ministry Team and the Card Group.   A special thank you to Shirley Bernthal for using a Thrivent Action Team to help with the cost of the meal.  All donations collected at the meal will be given to Pastor JD Zischke to help with the new mission plant in Fayetteville.

LENTEN DEVOTION BOOKLETS   We are again providing the Lenten Devotion books from the Lutheran Hour Ministries.  Help yourself to as many as you can use or share.  They are in the Narthex.  They are also available through our website online or for an e-reader (pdf file).

 HTLC ORCHESTRA will be performing "Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee" for late service on Easter Sun., Apr. 1st.  If you play a woodwind, brass, string, or percussion instrument with at least a few years of experience, we would LOVE to have you join us in making a JOYFUL noise!  Email LeAnn Girshner at if you are interested or have questions!

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  "Was Blind, But Now I See"
Speaker Emeritus of The Lutheran Hour: Rev. Dr. Ken Klaus.  Would you rather be blind or visioned?  That's an easy one. But, how does a spiritually blind person become seeing
(2 Corinthians 4:3)




9:30-10:30 A.M.  Pam Pickett is leading a study of Acts in Classroom 1

9:30-10:30 A.M Women’s Bible Study entitled The Patriarchs: Encountering the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.  Study is led by Libby Garner and meets in the Conference Room.

9:30-10:30 A.M Dave Lehenbauer

leads a study for the men in Classroom 2 on 1st Peter.

9:30-10:30 A.M. Pastor Besel is leading a Connections Class in Classroom 6.

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 at 2:00pm    Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Study.

      NOTE  Continuing for February, Pastor Bernthal will hold his Bible Study at 2:00 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays (February 13 and 27).

Thursday 6:30pm – Pastor Besel leads the Knowing God class in Classroom 1

GREETERS, READERS, COUNTERS, VIDEO AND OFFICE HELPERS – We are working on the next quarter scheduling (April – June).  Please let the office know if there is a time-frame in which you will not be available.  We will try not to schedule you then.  

THRIVENT CHOICE    It's that time of year again!  2017 Thrivent Choice Dollars expire on March 31, 2018  Remember to  direct your Choice Dollars before they expire. 


Transfiguration of Our Lord – Jesus radiates the glory of God among human beings humbled by sinful brokenness. This glory consists not in a certain age or a particular appearance or a specific ability but in God’s love for us creatures as His children. Let us behold this glory embodied in the least of these and remind neighbors of their eternal worth. Holy Son of God, lead us to listen and mimic You in respecting, protecting, advocating, and assisting. Amen. 

LIFE QUOTES  Love and appreciation between generations are so important. God tells us not to conceal His great and mighty acts from our children, but to tell the generations to come the praises of the Lord, and His strength, and His wondrous works that He has done.” Kay L. Meyer, Family Shield Ministries – If you wish to support Lutherans for Life, you can through their web site:


ACCEPTANCE         Teach them they are loved for who they are.  Everybody is somebody to Jesus.  Give this gift with a kiss.

SELF-CONFIDENCE   Help them understand that they have special abilities.  Praise them.  Give them this gift with a hug.

TRUST                      When worries, problems, fears come along, teach them to lean on Jesus.  Give this gift in prayer with folded hands.

APPRECIATION  Help them to be thankful, to enjoy life and the wonders of God’s creation. Give this gift with a grateful and cheerful attitude.

FAITH         Tell them about Jesus, the best friend they will ever have through devotions, Bible stories, songs and regular worship.  Give this gift with smiles and love.



There is a two-way direction

   At the sign of the cross:

Upward to God of great mercy

   Outward to man in his loss.


Melt now the hearts of this people

   At this one holy love tryst

Into one body all-glorious,

   Into the image of Christ.


Into one spirit and body

   Into one heart and one mind

Under the headship of Jesus,

   Come, Holy Spirit to bind.


Moved by God’s love for the dying

   Now with one heart beat for man,

As we are called by one calling,

   Help us to reach out one hand.


Reach up with faith to Mount. Calvary –

   What a great void faith will span –

Reach out with love from Mount Calvary;

   Love’s a heart beat for lost man!

                                                                                          – Sarah Bess Geibel


February 11 through February 17, 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.

Confirmation Class                                           4:30 P.M.

Church Council                                                 6:30 P.M.



Communion w/ashes                                     10:00 A.M.

Clarion Articles Due                                       12:00 P.M.

News and Notes Due                                      12:00 P.M.

Lenten Meal                                                      5:45 P.M.

ESL (Classroom 1)                                            6:30 P.M.

Communion w/ashes                                       7:00 P.M.



Girl’s Lunch Out (Napoli’s)                            11:30 A.M.

Knowing God Class                                           6:30 P.M.



Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin                                             1:00 P.M.



Pastor at Retirement Seminar                           


Communion                                                       8:00 A.M

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

Connections Class                                             9:30 A.M.

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Communion                                                    10:45 A.M.



Circuit Church: First Lutheran Harrison Pray for the Spirit to flow through the hears of God’s people as they reach out to others with the love of Christ.  Pray the Spirit opens hearts to hear and believe this message of forgiveness and life in our Savior.

Church Ministry:  Outreach Ministry Team Dear God, bless the helping hands that serve You by helping others who are in need.  Amen.

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