February 4, 2018


FEED MY SHEEP   This is our regular Feed My Sheep Sunday.  If you did not get a chance to do a little extra shopping this past week, consider a monetary donation so that we can purchase food at a reduced price from the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank.  Thank you for caring.

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. 

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 maestro_LMM@yahoo.com if you are interested or have questions!

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. 

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  "Lift up your eyes on high and see: who created these?"  Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. Dale A. Meyer
There's much in science that witnesses to God. Dr. Meyer says telescopes and microscopes can further evangelism more than soap boxes.  (Isaiah 40:21-31 (The almighty God of all creation)



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

CONNECTIONS CLASS STARTS today in Classroom 6 (far end of the hall past the chapel) at 9:30.  This class is for new members, for people who want to join the congregation, for people who need to be confirmed, and for people interested in the basics of our faith.  Feel free to join us. 

2018 DIRECTORY  The office staff will soon begin preparation of the 2018 Directory.  Please be sure that we have all current information for your household, including addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses.  Also, kindly let us know if there is any information that you do not want published.  Keep in mind our listing of Member Owned Businesses.  Let us know if you have changes to your business listing, or if you have a new business you would like to make known.

YOUTH – LinkT Sr High Retreat Feb 9th-11th, this coming weekend.  Ever wanted to shoot a bow and arrow? What about a cannon? Well here is your chance. This retreat for Sr High will be focused on warfare, specifically the spiritual kind that wages in the hearts and minds of all, while we play games, worship, and shoot some arrows along the way. With special guest speaker, Kyle Blake, who has an urban ministry in Long Beach, California. Registration was due January 19th. Talk to Cameron for more details. Cost will be $50.

CONDOLENCES   We would like to offer our sympathy to Sabrina Isbell whose Granny, Lois Meekins, died Monday evening.    We also extend our condolences to Sharon Davis whose friend Lelia died on Wednesday morning. 

SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE   We know that many people are very active on Facebook and other social media sites.  Holy Trinity Lutheran Church has a Facebook page where we occasionally post photos and other announcements.  We invite you to like our page.  Also, we have a listing under churches on Yelp and our web site (www.holytrin.org) is hosted through Google.  We invite you to review these sites and let Pastor Besel know if something needs to be updated or changed.  We also invite you to leave a review if you believe that is appropriate.



Hearts struggle and suffer when Satan suggests death to them (Mark 1:32). Often they feel “[m]y way is hidden from the Lord” and believe “my right is disregarded by my God” (Isaiah 40:27). With empathy like Apostle Paul (1 Corinthians 9:19-22), imitating Lord Jesus, we have been healed to intercede. We can approach and assist knowing that His wings of forgiveness and everlasting resurrection (Isaiah 40:28-31) will likewise lift them from their afflictions.  Loving God, include us in Your servanthood that increases strength to the powerless. Amen. (Epiphany V) 

LIFE QUOTES  “[I]f it is wrong to kill a human fetus, it is wrong because this interrupts the vocation of that fetus to praise God and enjoy Him forever, a vocation given it by God Himself in and with the gift of existence, a vocation we may not override for purposes of our own without offending against the rights of God.” Douglas Farrow, author of Desiring a Better Country: Forays in Political Theology – If you wish to support this ministry, you can through their web site: www.lutheransforlife.org

When you are having a bad day, just remember:


I am the salt of the earth!  (Matthew 5:13)

I am the light of the world!  (Matthew 5:14)

I am God’s child!  (John 1:12, Romans 8:14-16, 1 John 3:3)

I am Christ’s personal witness!  (Acts 1:8)

I am God’s temple!  (1 Corinthians 3:16)

I am a member of Christ’s body!  (1 Corinthians 12:27)

I am God’s co-worker!  (1 Corinthians 3:9, 2 Corinthians 6:1)

I am a saint!  (Ephesians 1:1)

I am God’s workmanship!  (Ephesians 2:10)

I am a citizen of heaven!  (Ephesians 2:6,

                                                                        Philippians 3:20)


I am born of God, and the evil one cannot touch me!  (1 John 5:18)



February 4 through February 10, 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’s Day Off

Elders (Conference Room)                                   6:30 P.M.

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



Confirmation Class                                           4:30 P.M.



News and Notes Due                                      12:00 P.M.

Staff Meeting                                                          12:00 P.M.

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

Choir Rehearsal                                                6:30 P.M.

Praise Group Rehearsal                                   7:30 P.M.



Knowing God class                                            6:30 P.M.



Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin                                             1:00 P.M.



Senior High LinkT Retreat                                       



Worship                                                             8:00 A.M

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

Connections Class begins                                 9:30 A.M.

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M.


 Circuit Church: Bella Vista Lutheran Church Pray that we Connect people to Jesus, Grow in our Faith, and Serve our King.

Church Ministry:  Education Ministry Team Lord, give this team a burning desire to educate and share their love of you.

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