February 25, 2018


LENTEN SERVICES continue at our two Wednesday services at 10:00 A.M. and 7:00 P.M.  The Lenten meal is available from 5:30 – 6:30pm.  This week’s meal is pizza and salad and are sponsored by the Elders and Ushers.  A special thank you to Dave Frevert 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 his expenses after his car accident.

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).

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  " "Living and Dying" Speaker Emeritus of The Lutheran Hour: Rev. Dr. Ken Klaus.  Looking at sinful mankind, Jesus found what he was willing to die, and to live for. Are we willing to do the same? (Romans 5:1-11)



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 “A man and his work.”

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.



Some among us seek to sidestep suffering by being ashamed of Jesus’ words (Mark 8:32, 38) about life issues. But sharing in His cross has a hopeful purpose because it leads to eternal life (Mark 8:31, 35). Christ prevails with grace for those who are weak (Romans 5:6). So we rejoice even in our sorrows (Romans 5:3-5) and join others in theirs.   Dear Christ, take up our crosses that we may ease the burdens of the weak. Amen.  (Lent II)

SAVING GRACE is a Christ-centered home in Northwest Arkansas offering hope and transformation to young women lacking critical supports.  We provide relationships, skills, and resources to empower generational change.   We are committed to bringing about lifelong change that will not only impact the life of the young woman who calls Saving Grace “home,” but instill in her the things she needs to create a “home” for her own family someday.  We are changing lives for generations to come . . . and we don’t take the responsibility lightly!

LIFE QUOTES  “So when we see the embryo … in that petri dish—vulnerable, helpless, and destined for destruction—we are compelled to speak and defend and help. And not because it is the right thing to do or the moral thing to do, but because it is the Christ thing to do. Our God became incarnate as an embryo, giving value to all embryos.” Rev. Dr. James I. Lamb, former executive director of Lutherans For Life. If you wish to support Lutherans for Life, you can through their web site: www.lutheransforlife.org


February 25 through March 3, 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 on Vacation (2/15 thru 2/21

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



Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Study                         2:00 P.M.

Confirmation Class                                           4:30 P.M.



Lenten Service                                                10:00 A.M.

News and Notes Due                                      12:00 P.M.

Lenten Meal                                                      5:45 P.M.

Choir Rehearsal                                                6:00 P.M.

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

Lenten Service                                                  7:00 P.M.



Knowing God Class                                           6:30 P.M.



Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin                                             1:00 P.M. 


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: St. John’s, Fayetteville  Pray that God would guide the outreach of the congregation and the assimilation of new members.

Church Financial Stewardship Ministry Team.  Dear Lord, we pray for guidance for our Stewardship Team.  Help them to gently teach our congregation about our financial needs.

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