March 15th, 2018

Holy Week Schedule

March 29 – Maundy Thursday:  “Violent Grace:  Jesus Was Sacrificed as God’s Lamb so I Could Have His Body and Blood”   (1 Corinthians 15:7)

                                                                                                                                     10:00 AM & 7:00 PM – Communion


March 30 – Good Friday:  Passion Cantata – “Lenten Canticles”      (with the Choir)

                   7:00 PM – Tenebrae Service of Darkness


April 1 – Easter  Sunday 

7:00 AM – Sunrise Service with Communion:  “Death Conquered” 

                                                                     (Isaiah 25:8)  [Thamburaj Samuel]

8:15 AM – Easter Breakfast by the Youth

9:15 AM – Sunday School and Bible Class

                      10:45  AM – Holy Communion: “Violent Grace:  Jesus Rose Again so We Might Experience Eternal Life”   (1 Corinthians 6:14)

                                                                                       [Pastor Besel]


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  “And They Crucified Him” Speaker Emeritus of The Lutheran Hour: Rev. Dr. Ken Klaus.  Next Week The Lutheran Hour celebrates the Savior’s resurrection.  Today we mourn the unjust murder of the Savior by considering the text: “And they crucified Him.”  (Mark 14:24a)



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.

PORTALS OF PRAYER  The new April through June issue is available in the Narthex.  Pick up your copy today.

EASTER BREAKFAST  Join the youth as they serve Easter Breakfast on Sunday, April 1st, at 8:15 A.M.  A free will offering is asked to support our Youth Group on their trip to Minneapolis in July of 2019 to the National Youth Gathering.  Email for any questions.

EASTER BREAKFAST DONATIONS  The Donation Slips are up and ready to go. If you would like to help out by providing some of the items that we will need for the Easter Breakfast, please take the slips as a reminder or as a shopping list and have the items in the kitchen by Good Friday as we cook on Saturday. The Easter Breakfast is the Youth Groups major fundraiser for the National Youth Gathering, which will happen in 2019 in Minneapolis. We are looking at 20+ youth and adults going to the NYG to share in that powerful experience which means we will need a support. If you have any questions talk to Cameron at 

EASTER EGG HUNT  Attention Children of all Ages!  Eggs have escaped and we need your help to hunt them down.  The hunt will start at 9:00 am, Easter morning.  We will meet in the Narthex to prepare for the expedition.  Bring your biggest basket so you can capture as many of the fugitive eggs as possible!  See you there.

EASTER MORNING VOLUNTEERS  Pastor Besel is looking for a couple volunteers for Easter morning around 6:00 AM.  Contact him for details.

2018 DIRECTORY   Copies of the 2018 Directory are available in the Narthex and on the counter in the Giving Center.  Please help yourselves.  Directories are published for your convenience in contacting members of Holy Trinity and are not to be used for any commercial endeavors.

TRAINING OUR CHILDREN  Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6)  We can all agree teaching children about the love of Christ and the salvation we have through him is very important. We are in need of a couple of teachers to share the love of Jesus to the lower (K-2nd) and upper (3rd-5th) elementary Sunday School classes. If you would like to learn more, there is a sign up sheet in the narthex next to an example of the lessons we use. The lessons are very straight forward and easy to navigate. If you have any questions contact or talk to the Education Team. 

BRANSON DAY TRIP   We will be able to secure a bus for a one day trip to see "Samson" at the Sight & Sound theatre.  It is a 56 passenger bus.  If interested please see the Interested sheet on bulletin board. Questions see or call Shirley Bernthal  (631-9971).

LIFE QUOTES  “Whose life matters most? Every human being down to the teeniest and feeblest, since God made sure to incarnate Himself as embryo in Mary’s womb and then become completely helpless in crucified execution. How much do they matter? So much that Jesus redeemed them each and all, with His lifeblood as the price. Lord Jesus Christ, bring forth Your name from our lips so that it draws all people to You. Amen–– If you wish to support Lutherans for Life, you can through their web site:

THRIVENT CHOICE    This week is your last chance.  2017 Thrivent Choice Dollars expire on March 31, 2018  Remember to  direct your Choice Dollars before they expire.



“Moreover, when Christ, the Son of God, was to be conceived in His mother’s womb and become incarnate, He certainly had to be already present in essence and in person in the Virgin’s womb, and had to assume humanity there.”  Martin Luther (LW 37:62)


“Jesus did not die on the cross just so we could live comfortable, well-adjusted lives. His purpose is far deeper: He wants to make us like himself before he takes us to heaven. This is our greatest privilege, our immediate responsibility and our ultimate destiny.”  

                                           ~ Rick Warren



March 25 through March 31, 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.



News and Notes Due                                      12:00 P.M.

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

Choir Rehearsal                                                6:30 P.M.

Praise Group Rehearsal                                   7:30 P.M.



Maundy Thursday Service w/Communion 10:00 A.M.

Maundy Thursday Service w/Communion   7:00 P.M.



Assemble Bulletin & Clarion                            1:00 P.M.

Good Friday – Tenebrae                                  7:00 P.M.



Communion                                                       7:00 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: Faith, Bentonville, Pray for those serving in leadership and their families.

Church Ministry:  Church Staff, Pray that our hearts are always compassionate to those we serve on a daily basis and that God would bless our outreach to the community through the Food Pantry and Pastor’s Care Fund.

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

Pray for the Group going to Israel:  Pam Pickett, Eva Jean Beck, Elaine Launderville, Ron and Gloria Sommers (from our congregation – Leave Tuesday, March 20 and Return Saturday, March 31)