July 15, 2018


NARTHEX MAILBOXES            The mailboxes have been reorganized.  Areas have been taped off and we should be good for another year.  Please take a little extra time to look for your name.  Some of you will be in approximately the same area while others will have moved to a new section.  If you have any problems, please call the office during the week at 636-1135.  Hopefully we did not miss anyone, but let us know if we did.


UNITY SUNDAY  Today is Unity Sunday.  Please stay after worship for the voters meeting where we will discuss improvement projects, the financial condition of the congregation, and projects on hold because of finances.  Stick around for a delicious  pot luck lunch. 


VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL  Many of the volunteer roles have been filled for VBS but there are still areas where we need help! Check the Narthex board for Crew Leader sign ups or speak to Cameron if you would like to help at cameron@holytrin.org.

VBS at Holy Trinity is scheduled for July 29 through August 2.  Dinner will be at 5 pm and activities from 6 – 8 pm.


PORTALS OF PRAYER  Third quarter (July – September) issues are available in the Narthex.  Please take as many as you need.


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. My Feelings, Meet God's Word!" Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. Dale A. Meyer.  Emotions often drive our lives. When we think about our feelings in light of the Word of God, we are led to Jesus our Savior, but ignoring God's Word makes life a soap opera mess.
(Mark 6:14-29)





9:30-10:30 A.M. – Pastor Besel Bible Study  “Sex and Romance in the Bible” in Classroom 1. 

9:30-10:30 A.M Women’s Bible Study led by Libby Garner will be A WOMAN'S HEART: GOD'S DWELLING PLACE. We will start on August 5th.  Workbooks available at LifeWay Christian Bookstore. 

9:30-10:30 A.M Dave Lehenbauer

leads a study for the men in Classroom 2 on “Connections.”

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


6:30 P.M. - Living Disciple class




THANK YOU  I would like to thank those who prayed for me before, during and after my Heart Valve repair surgery. And also for the beautiful cards I received. God is blessing me with a good recovery. Blessings to you all!

Carol Wahl




Grades 6 – 12



July 19th – Bowling at Rogers Bowling Center | 12-2p


July 26th – Modern Mission after 6pm | Parents encouraged to participate!


August 4th – Brunch at 11a and then Color War



LIFE THOUGHTS IN CHURCH  Adoption embodies the whole truth and love of God (Ephesians 1:3-5). He came into our flesh, gave it as lifeblood sacrifice, and raised it up from restful death just to adopt sinners as His own sons and daughters. Christians promote and pursue adoptions not primarily as a solution to infertility but as extension of the grace we’ve received to our neighbors in need.   Ever-present Lord, open our eyes and our arms to the ones left forsaken by the devil’s deceptions. Amen. (Pentecost VIII)


GARDEN TABLE AVAILABLE   If you have extra produce from your garden that you want to share with other people, you are invited to put them on the counter in the Giving Center in the Narthex.   Feel free to help yourself to anything placed on the Garden Table.  Reminder, first come, first served.


FOSTER CARE   There is a crisis in Arkansas with children who need foster care but not enough families willing to offer that care.  There is a ministry called “The Call” which helps people interested in providing foster care in Northwest Arkansas.  There are a couple of flyers at the Giving Center from them if you are interested in more information.


LIFE QUOTES   “We need to embrace the God Who is found in suffering. He is the man of sorrows, acquainted with grief. He’s the Lord who was impaled on a cross. We’d rather Jesus be mild-mannered and mild-tempered, and we’d rather listen to Him preach about lilies in a field of flowers. We don’t want to go down that hard path of Calvary. But once we do, I think then we can gain compassion. Because compassion means ‘with suffering.’ Christian compassion means suffering with the sufferings of Christ.” Joni Eareckson Tada – If you wish to support Lutherans for Life, you can through their web site www.lutheransforlife.org


Don’t tell me what a friend I have in Jesus until I see what a friend I have in you!

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“For some years now I have read through the Bible twice every year.  If you picture the Bible to be a mighty tree and every word a little branch, I have shaken every one of these branches because I wanted to know what it was and what it meant.”

 - Martin Luther





July 15 through July 21, 2018




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

Communion                                                    10:00 A.M.



Cameron’s Day Off



Staff Meeting                                                  12:00 P.M.

Clarion Articles and

News & Notes Due                                          12:00 P.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.

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M








Circuit Church –Grace Lutheran, Holiday Island:  Pray for God’s leadership in our reaching out to our Holiday Island /Beaver Lake communities.


Church Ministry-Education Ministry Team:  Lord, give this team a burning desire to educate others 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.