April 15, 2018

TODAY IS UNITY SUNDAY   The Youth is hosting the HTY Café following the Worship service in the Life Center.  The menu includes Pork Tenderloin with mashed potatoes and asparagus, Chicken BLT with Avocado, chicken salad, hamburgers, chicken nuggets, and fries.  A free-will offering to support our Youth is requested for the meal.  There is also a brief Voters’ Meeting at the end of lunch. 

LUTHERAN CAMP ON PETIT JEAN  Today, is the early registration deadline for summer camp at the Lutheran Camp on Petit Jean. Parents can save $50 on each child’s camp session by registering and paying camp fees in full by next Sunday. Parents can register their children and pay online at the camp website. Details on camp sessions are also on the camp website: lutherancamp.org.  Thanks to grants and generous donors, additional financial aid is available for any families in need. Parents can email the camp office at director@lutherancamp.org to request a financial aid application.  The Lutheran Camp on Petit Jean is looking for a head cook with experience in a school kitchen or commercial kitchen for the months of June and July to cover staff training and eight sessions of summer camp. The head cook will have college-age assistants. The cook can stay on site in the Family Cabin, commute from home or some combination of the two. It’s a great way to serve God by serving His children. For details, contact David Cox at the camp office: 501-652-6304 or director@lutherancamp.org.  Or you can visit with him today while he is visiting Holy Trinity.

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  “Peace to You”  Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. Dale A. Meyer  Christians often say, “The Lord be with you.”  What does that look like: And how do you know Jesus is indeed with you?  Jesus’ visit to His first disciples shows us the how and what of confidence in Christ.    (Luke 24:36-49)

SPECIAL GUEST    Our special guest today is David Cox, the director of the Lutheran Camp at Petit Jean. 




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.


6:30 PM  Pastor Besel is teaching the Living Disciple class in Classroom 1.


SUNDAY SCHOOL PARENTS OF K-5 CHILDREN: We will be learning "This Little Light of Mine" to sing at late service on Sun, May 20th.  If you are interested in having your child(ren) sing with us, please have them attend Sunday School openings at 9:30am on the following Sundays: Apr 22nd, Apr 29th, May 13th, and May 20th.  Contact LeAnn Girshner  maestro_LMM@yahoo.com with any questions.

HELP NEEDED  One of our stalwart volunteers is under the weather.  We still need a Greeter for Sunday, June 24th 10:45am service, and we need one counter for May 13th (sorry, I had the date wrong last week) .  Please let the office know if you can help with either of these dates.  Many thanks to those of you who have volunteered to help with the vacancies.

SAMSON TRIP    Date for the trip favors May 17th.  Still looking for more participants.  Total fare maybe approximately $75.00 per.  This will include ticket & bus.  We would leave HTLC at 12 N.  get to Branson by 2:30.  Show starts at 3:30 and is 2 hours in length.  We would be home by 8-8:30.  Suggestion: eat a substantial noon lunch and perhaps bring a snack for the way home to save time by not stopping at restaurant.  Comments call: Shirley  631-9971.   need phone #'s if not in directory.

LIVING DISCIPLE CLASS started last Thursday.  If you are interested, feel free to join them in Classroom 1 on Thursday evenings.  Class starts at 6:30 and runs about 90 minutes (longer if needed for discussion).  This is a follow-up class for the Connections Class and the Knowing God Class.  This class focuses on how we live as disciples of Jesus.  We will look at practical helps for studying the Bible, praying, worship, being witness for Jesus and stewardship.  A major part of the class will be looking at our ethics as Christians by looking in depth at the Ten Commandments.  If you are going to miss a couple weeks as we go into the summer, feel free to join us for the weeks you are here. 

MAYOR’S PRAYER BREAKFAST  The Rogers’ Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast will be held on the National Day of Prayer, May 3, at Cross Church.  The doors open at 6 AM with the Breakfast line opening at 6:30 AM.  The Speaker is Governor Asa Hutchinson.  Holy Trinity is again sponsoring a table.  We have seven seats available.  Please sign up on the bulletin board if you want to join us at our congregation’s table.

LIFE THOUGHTS IN THE CHURCH  Almighty God calls us, even us, His own children (1 John 3:1).  He accepts us, adopts us, and adores us as helplessly dependent little ones.  Indeed, He made Himself jut such a child to show us how special this is!  Can we also look upon helpless and dependent persons—like embryos or incapacited patients—not in pity or competition but with Father-like appreciation?  If we see Him as He is, we shall become like Him (3:2)!  Omnipotent and gentle God, let no one deceive us about the value Your loves gives all humankind.  Amen.  (Easter III)

SPRING CONCERT  Bella Vista Lutheran Church has issued an invitation to our congregate members to join their choir in the presentation of a spring concert "Lift Up Your Eyes" on June 10th.  Rehearsals will be held on Saturday mornings at 10:00 a.m. starting on April 21 and will continue every Saturday, with the concert being presented on Sunday, June 10th.  You are invited to join Bella Vista choir as they sing praises to our Lord.  If anyone has questions, please contact the Bella Vista Lutheran office at 855-0272.  Thank you. 


LIFE QUOTES  “When people question the value of a life lived with disability, I share God’s Word concerning the body of Christ in 1 Corinthians 12:22 (NIV): ‘On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable.’ Note it does not say those that are weaker, but those that ‘seem to be weaker are indispens-able’!” Mona Fuerstenau, director of Lutheran Ministry Partnerships, Bethesda Lutheran Communities If you wish to support Lutherans for Life, you can through their web site: www.lutheransforlife.org



April 15 through April 21, 2018



Bible Study/Sunday School                             8:45 A.M.

Handbell Choir                                                  8:45 A.M.

Communion                                                    10:00 A.M.



Cameron’s Day Off

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



Circuit Pastors meet at Holy Trinity               9:30 A.M.

Confirmation Class                                           4:30 P.M.



Staff Meeting                                                  12:00 P.M.

Clarion Articles Due                                       12:00 P.M.

News and Notes Due                                      12:00 P.M.

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



Girl’s Lunch Out (Pie Bros. Bistro)                11:30 A.M.

Living Disciple Class                                         6:30 P.M.



Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin                                             1:00 P.M.



Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M.





Circuit Church:  Christ Church, Siloam Springs:  Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer for Christ Lutheran Church in Siloam Springs that this congregation may continue to offer a Christ-centered ministry through the faithful preaching of God’s Holy Word and the proper administration of the Sacraments as a beacon of light in their community.  May the people of this congregation grow in their zeal to connect people to Christ.  May Your Holy Spirit work to bring faith to those who do not believe as they hear that Christ suffered, died and rose again out of great love for each one of them.  We pray all of this in the name and for the sake of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Amen

Church Ministry: Trustees - Pray for this dedicated group as they tend to their ministry and keep Holy Trinity’s physical house in order. 

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