May 13, 2018



BIBLE CLASS   Pastor Besel is leading the Bible Class today in Classroom 1.  Part of the class will be deciding what we will study next.  There will be no class next week because of the Emergency Preparedness Training.  The new class will begin on May 27.


EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS TRAINING  The first emergency preparedness session for Ushers has been rescheduled to take place on next Sunday, May 20thfrom 9:30am – 10:30am between the first and second service. The topic will be Medical Emergencies and will include training on first aid, CPR and the AED. The training will be completed in the Family Life Center.  Ushers, please mark your calendars and let Dave Ferguson know if you will be unable to attend.  Anyone who is interested in learning hands only CPR, etc. is invited to join us.


POST OFFICE FOOD DRIVE Tomorrow, we need at least 6 – 8 volunteers at the church between 9:45 – 10:00 A.M. to help look for expired items, and to sort and stock food in our pantry.  If you can help, we will be happy to see you.  Your assistance is greatly appreciated!


SAMSON  PLAY  We canceled the bus but will be using the church van and an extra car to transport 17 of our signed up people for the May 24th show.  Please have ticket money paid for by May 20th to Shirley.  We will leave from church at 12 Noon on Thursday, the 24th and be back home around 8-8:30pm.


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  “Keep Them”  Speaker Emeritus : Rev. Dr. Ken Klaus  There are times Christians might readily wish the Lord would airlift them out of this world.   Because we have some work to do, the Lord Jesus prays we be kept safe.  So, how’s that working for you? (John 17:14-17)




9:30-10:30 A.M.  Pastor Besel is leading the class in Classroom 1 starting 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.”


Dear Holy Trinity Lutheran Church,

     It has been nearly 7 months since our home burned down and we suddenly found ourselves without a sole belonging.  Those early months were so scary and exhausting.  It was because of people like you that we were able to find support and strength!  We are just now beginning to feel settled again and have hope for a brighter future.  Thank you for your kindness and generosity when we needed it most.  We will never forget you!

Yours truly,

Camille, Charles, Oliver,

Nikko, & Pippi Gilbert


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.


“What oxygen is to the lungs, such is hope to the meaning of life.”  -- Emil Brunner

CONGRATULATIONS GRADUATES   We want to congratulate those connected to our congregation who are graduating this Spring.  They are:





Maggie Schmiegelow

May 5

University of  Central Missouri

Shelby King

May 12

University of Arkansas

Lainey Brown

May 12

Gravette High School

Connor Byrd

May 18

Rogers Heritage High School

Cole Brockhoff

May 18

Rogers High School

Zander Gregory

May 19

Bentonville High School

Katelyn Kvamso

May 19

Pea Ridge High School

Katy Cario

May 19

University of Arkansas School of Law


If we have missed some, please let Pastor Besel or the church office know.


THANK YOU  Immediately following the loss of the Gilbert’s home to fire, Holy Trinity members took up a door offering to help these neighbors of Dallas and Dee Drda.  The thank you note and a picture of the Gilbert family are on the bulletin board.

RESTORATION LUTHERAN SUPPORT BANQUET   By now we hope you have heard all about Pastor Ziscke's much needed mission plant in Fayetteville and the Banquet the district is having to support his ministry next Sunday, May 20th, from 5-7 PM.  There is no cost to attend.  However you need to be aware this is a support banquet where we will learn, in detail, about the ministry Pastor Ziscke is working on and be asked to support it financially.  If you are interested, please speak with Cameron or the church office. 


SUMMER CAMP COOK  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


LIFE QUOTES   If you knew that Jesus

would be in your church on Sunday to bless your children, to put His hand on your shoulder, to personally assure you of His forgiveness and love, would you be there? He is there, and He does that through the Gospel.” Rev. James Albrecht, St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Okabena, Minnesota -- If you wish to support Lutherans for Life, you can through their web site:

+ + + IN MEMORIAM + + +


Kenneth Charles Sevick  was born on June 18, 1940 to Charles and Grace Sevick in Chicago, Illinois.  He was reborn through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism at St. Constance Catholic Church in Chicago on July 1 that same year.  He proudly served in the United States Navy from 1957-1960.  He then went on to build Sevick Construction.  When life shifted gears, he went to school and became a certified photographer, after which he won many awards.  He belonged to Professional Photographers of America, Professional Photographers of California, Inland Empire Professional Photographers and several other associations.  This was when he met his wife, Jenny.  In 1995, he was presented with the Paul Kennedy Award for “Outstanding Service to the Profession” (number 18 out of 25 given).   He reaffirmed his Christian faith through the Rite of Confirmation in March, 1998 at Atonement Lutheran Church in Spring Valley, California.  He and Jenny were married at the same church on December 8, 2000.  When another chain of events happened, he went back to school and became a chef and a pastry chef.  He started a company called “Delectable Desserts.”  Everyone, everywhere soon learned why a church member nicknamed him “The Cheesecake Man.”  He was a very devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.  Ken died on May 5, 2018 at the Circle of Life Hospice home in Bentonville, Arkansas at the age of 77 years, 10 months, and 18 days.  He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.  Kenneth is survived by his wife, Jenifer Larson Sevick; two  daughters, Heather (Bo) Williams of St. Louis and Amanda “Mandee” Swanson of Los Angeles.  Also surviving him are his siblings: Robert (Laura) Sevick, Renee (Glenn) Bailey, Gail (Pat) Tuley, Gary Sevick, Grace (Steven) Schorr & Dawn Sevick; grandchildren: Madison Williams, Haley Williams, and Dexton Sanchez (due May 22, 2018); cousins: Allen Jaglowski, Jan Olesky, Ed Halter, Rosemary Eling, Margaret Stayart and Melody Rosin; and many nieces and nephews.  Because of his love of Southern California and the Pacific Ocean, his family will abide by his wishes to scatter his ashes there at a later date.  Yesterday we commended his cremains to the Lord’s keeping in the sure and certain hope of the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting.




May 13 through May 19, 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.

Pastors at District Pastor’s Conference       Mon. – Wed.



Clarion Articles Due                                                 12:00 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.



Girls Lunch Out (Mimi’s Café)                             11:30 A.M.

Living Disciple 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.

Handbell Choir                                                               9:30 A.M.

Communion                                                                  10:45 A.M.






Circuit Church:  the Living Savior, Bethel Heights:  Pray that God would guide outreach of the congregation and the assimilation of new members.



Church Ministry: Financial Stewardship Ministry Team:  Dear Lord, we pray for guidance for our Stewardship Team.  Help them to gently teach our congregation about our financial needs. Amen.



Pray also for our Military:  Especially remember, Timothy Gibson, son of Harry and Ann Gibson, serving in the U.S. Navy, and Mikah Tucker who is heading to basic training this coming Friday.