March 11, 2018


LENTEN SERVICES continue at our two Wednesday services at 10:00 A.M. and 7:00 P.M.  as we look at the Violent Grace of Christ’s crucifixion.   The Lenten meal is available from 5:30 – 6:30pm.  This week’s meal is spaghetti, salad, and bread and is sponsored by the Youth Group. A special thank you to Pastor Besel 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 J.D. Zischke to help with the planting of Restoration Lutheran Church in Fayetteville.

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.

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).

MINISTRY TEAM REPORTS FOR CHURCH COUNCIL need to be to Elaine in the Church Office by noon on Monday.

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  "Condemned Already"  Speaker Emeritus: Rev. Dr. Ken Klaus  Some things just work better in the dark.  You know, things like watching for shooting stars and getting a good night’s sleep or dreaming about the future.  People love the darkness for a lot of reasons, and not all of them are good.  (John 3:19-21)



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.

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


The Education Team is throwing a party and all of Children’s Sun-day School is invited! We will break out of our normal lesson to have an awesome pancake breakfast, with all the toppings we can think of, along with fun, games, and a lesson with Jesus. We will meet in the Life Center at the usual start time (9:30) and make sure to come hungry! 

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.

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) element-ary 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. 

“Love is an act of endless forgiveness.”             - Jean Vanier

PASTOR BERNTHAL’S BIBLE STUDY  will meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at 2:00 P.M. the rest of the year.

SPRING WORK WEEKEND  The Lutheran Camp on Petit Jean is looking for volunteers for a spring work weekend, March 23-24.  Help is needed to build, dig, organize, paint, plant, prune, rake, repair, saw, scrub, stack, stain, sweep, wash, and a whole lot more.  Meals and lodging free to volunteers?  Please call 501-652-6304 if you can help.

LIFE QUOTES  “My heart goes out to those struggling with guilt from the secret sin of abortion—a burden carried by millions. These women and men should not be deprived of the forgiveness Jesus earned for them when they have a repentant heart. We need to speak up and let them know they can have the forgiveness Jesus bought for them through His life, death, and resurrection.” Virginia Flo, Lutherans For Life Regional Director of Minnesota –– If you wish to support Lutherans for Life, you can through their web site:

“If you want to hear God's voice clearly and you are uncertain, then remain in His presence until He changes that uncertainty. Often, much can happen during this waiting for the Lord. Sometimes, He changes pride into humility, doubt into faith and peace.”       -- Corrie Ten Boom


“[Y]ou were dead in trespasses and sins…like the rest of mankind” (Ephesians 2:1, 3b). One’s own capacities or activities don’t give human life its value (Ephesians 2:9). The love of God in Christ does that, and it does so universally and infinitely (John 3:16). The very heart of the Gospel holds human life precious, even when impaired by infection or immaturity (Numbers 21:8). We rest refreshed in this grace!  Gracious God, cause fountains of Your grace to flow through us. Amen. (Lent IV)


“We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive.  He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love.  There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us.  When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.”

                 -- Martin Luther King, Jr.


March 11 through March 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.

Education Team Meeting                                 5:30 P.M.

Church Council                                                 6:30 P.M.



Lenten Service                                                10:00 A.M.

Clarion Articles & News and Notes Due       12:00 P.M.

Lenten Meal                                                      5:45 P.M.

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

Lenten Service                                                  7:00 P.M.



Girl’s Lunch Out (Fish City Grill)                   11:30 A.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: Salem, Springdale  Pray that the Lord will increase our multiethnic unity in Christ and inspire an urgency to share the Gospel with all people.

Church Team Sunday School.  Pray for inspiration for our Sunday School teachers.  Help them to make learning Your Word a lifelong experience for their students.

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