April 1


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

                                                       (Isaiah 25:8)  [Thamburaj Samuel]

8:15 AM – Easter Breakfast by the Youth

9:30 AM – Sunday School  (Egg Hunt) 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  “They Were Afraid, You Know?"
Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. Dale A. Meyer
It takes a lot to overcome fear, a lot of words, in fact a lifetime of words. Let this Easter Day be a new beginning of trusting Jesus' words of resurrection and life! (Mark 16:1-8)




9:30-10:30 A.M. Pastor Besel is finishing Connections Class in Classroom 1.

9:30-10:30 A.M.  Pam Pickett is leading a study of Acts in Classroom 1 (not today)

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.”

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. 

CONNECTIONS CLASS / BIBLE CLASS COMBINED   Because Pam Pickett returned last night from Israel, Pastor Besel is leading a combined Connection Class / Bible Class today in Classroom 1.   It is the final Connections Class and features the history of Holy Trinity.  Everyone is invited to join us.

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 cameron@holytrin.org 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).

HELP  Barbara Raleigh is looking for an affordable and decent guest bed, full size or queen with box spring and mattress.  Company is coming and she needs to get ready.  If you can help or have ideas to find the best deal on bedding, call Barbara at 899-6113. 

LIFE THROUGHS IN THE CHURCH  “Who will roll away the stone for us?”  Does abortion solve surprise pregnancies or only add death to sin:  Does assisted suicide settle incurable conditions or only pile guilt upon grief?  Death offers no answers but only deepens despair and darkness.  Crist is risen for just such situations!  Jesus brings life and salvation, hope and joy, peace and purpose..  His dying and rising rolls back the stone, revealing a forgiving Father and a gracious Savior in this with us!  Lord Jesus Christ, work out Your resurrection within and among us.  Amen.  (Resurrection of Our Lord)


LIFE QUOTES  “Our Lord has written the promise of the Resurrection not in books alone, but in every leaf in the springtime.” Martin Luther    If you wish to support Lutherans for Life, you can through their web site: www.lutheransforlife.org


There is an ancient legend

That the dogwood tree once grew

As strong and sturdy as the oak,

As tall and stately too.

This noble monarch, towering high

In majesty and pride,

Was chosen to form the rugged cross

On which our Saviour died.

The tree was bitterly ashamed

That such a thing should be,

And Christ sought words of comfort

To console the sorrowing tree

He promised it should never grow

Large enough again

For such a use, but should become

A symbol among men …

It should be slender, twisted too,

With blossoms that would grow

To form the semblance of the cross

On which He suffered so …

With two short petals and two long,

And each fair petal too

Should bear the imprint of the nails,

Forever fresh and new.

A tiny crown of thorns should form

The center of each flower,

To symbolize the suffering

He knew in that sad hour.

Forevermore the dogwood tree

Should be revered, He said,

A true reminder of the cross

On which His blood was shed

And so ‑‑ with every new‑born spring --

Again the dogwood tree

Reminds us of His love… that lives

Through all eternity.

                      ‑ Author Unknown





April 1 through April 7, 2018



Communion                                                       7:00 A.M.

Easter Breakfast                                               8:15 A.M.

Easter Egg Hunt                                                9:00 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 Meeting                                                  6:30 P.M.

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



Confirmation Class                                           4:30 P.M.

Education Team                                                5:30 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.



Youth Ministry Team                                       5:30 P.M.




Assemble Bulletin                                             1:00 P.M.

Pinochle Cards                                                  6:30 P.M.



Worship                                                             7:00 A.M

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

Connections Class                                             9:30 A.M.

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M



Circuit Church: Messiah, Pea Ridge,  Pray for the Holy Spirit to guide us to be fools for Christ as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus.

Church Ministry:  Music

        Lord, Bless this dedicated group of singers, and musicians and their directors as they give of their talent and time to enhance worship at Holy Trinity.

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