April 22nd


POST OFFICE FOOD DRIVE  Every second Saturday in May, letter carriers in more than 10,000 cities and towns across America collect food donations from their postal customers, who participate in the NALC Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive – the largest one-day drive in the nation.  To donate, just place a box or can of non-perishable food next to your mailbox before your letter carrier delivers your mail on Saturday, May 12th.  The carrier will do the rest.  As part of this massive endeavor, Holy Trinity’s Food Pantry receives food donations from our friends at Rogers Post Office.  However, we need help.  On Monday, May 14th we need a driver with an open bed truck to pick up food from the Post Office.  After receipt of donations, we need at least 6 – 8 volunteers at the church to help look for expired items, and to sort and stock food in our pantry.  If you can help, a signup sheet has been posted in the Narthex, or if it is easier for you, just give the office a call at 636-1135.  Your help is greatly appreciated. 

CAMPUS CONNECTion – Spring semester finals are just around the corner which means it’s time to send our college students a care package!  For those of you who signed up to help BAKE homemade treats, check your box in the Narthex for a note from Casey Bolte.  She needs the goodies by Sunday, April 29th in order to mail the packages on Monday, April 30th.  ALSO, we are sending a care package to Timothy Gibson – the son of Harry and Ann Gibson - who is currently serving in the military (Navy).  If you would like to financially support either of these efforts, please place a donation in the offering plate marked “Campus Connection”.  Thank you for your support! 

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  “What’s in a Name?”  Speaker Emeritus: Rev. Dr. Ken Klaus  We live in a disposable age.  If something wears out, breaks down or is lost, we replace it.  But who or what can replace Jesus?  Who else can save us?.    (Acts 1:42)



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. 

BLUE SUNDAY   Next Sunday is Blue Sunday for Child Abuse Prevention.   We invite you to wear blue next week to church as we pray for victims.

THANK YOU.  Barbara Raleigh telephoned to thank everyone for the support she received in her search for new bedding for her guest room.  Thanks to another member of the congregation, the problem has been solved.  Many thanks from Joe and Barbara. 

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.

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.

GRADUATES   We are putting together a list of those graduating from High School and college this Spring.  If you have someone graduating in your family, please let Pastor Besel or the church office know which school they are at and when graduation is.

LIVING DISCIPLE CLASS  meets on Thursday evenings in Classroom 1 at 6:30.  There is still room in the class if you wish to join.  The schedule of lessons is posted on the bulletin board in the hall by Pastor’s office.

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. 



Having already swallowed death down along with humankind’s guilt and buried it beneath His resurrection, Jesus Christ has no death left in Him and allows none near His own. Bravely and gratefully we keep sharing what He continues showing us, that all persons are worth it despite the cost and opposition, every one precious for His grace’s sake and not dependent upon appearance or age or ability.” Rev. Michael W. Salemink, executive director of Lutherans For Life

If you wish to support Lutherans for Life, you can through their web site: www.lutheransforlife.org

LIFE THOUGHTS IN THE CHURCH  Lord Jesus shepherds such fragile creatures as us with God’s presence and power (John 20:11).  He shepherds through the very valley of the shadow of death itself (Psalm 23-4).  In low poings like terminal diagnoses and dark places like complicated pregnancies, the devil descends to pilfer and plunder life’s God-given abundance from us.  We need not fear , for the self-sacrificing Resurrected One (John 10:18) promises to replensih anthing evil deprises.   He will not allow us to lack as He carries us to glory and honor.  Faithful Guardian, sustain us in danger and make us agents of Your coming kingdom.  Amen.  (Easter IV)


April 22 through April 28, 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.



Living Disciple Class                                         6:30 P.M.



Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin & Clarion                            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:  Grace, Holiday Island:  Pray that God blesses our evangelism training.

Church Ministry: Education Ministry Team:  Lord, give this team a burning desire to educate and share their love of you.

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