July 8, 2018


NARTHEX MAILBOXES            The office staff is in the process of reorganizing mailboxes.  Please help us out by removing the contents of your mailbox.  Placement is the same for this Sunday, but we hope this project to be completed this week so your mail may not be in exactly the same location next week.  Please look carefully for your name.  If you are a newcomer, your mailbox has been placed alphabetically.  Why is it that the tallest of us always get mailboxes that are on the bottom and the shortest of us always get the very top tier?  In order to help some with that problem, the top tier of mailboxes will be taped off.  Also some mailboxes will be left unlabled to aid in assimilating newcomers.


UNITY SUNDAY  is next week, July 15.  There is one service at 10:00 A.M.  Instead of a HTY Café, we will have potluck dinner.  There will also be a voters meeting.  The agenda will include an update on improvement projects, the financial condition of the congregation, and projects on hold because of finances.


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. VBS Meeting, TODAY, after second service in Chapel.


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. Sufficiency" Speaker Emeritus of The Lutheran Hour: Rev. Dr. Ken Klaus
In a world of pain and violence, people ask, "Why doesn't God do something?" Pastor Ken Klaus answers, "He has."
(2 Corinthians 12:9)




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 is taking a summer break.  New study will resume August 6.

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


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.



Grades 6 – 12


July 12th – Incredibles 2 around 12pm


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


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


CAMERON GONE THIS WEEK  Cameron is attending a Youth Leaders meeting in Minneapolis this week in preparation for the Youth Gathering.


LIFE THOUGHTS IN CHURCH   The Heavenly Father fashions crowns from thorns (2 Corinthians 12:9). In His steady hands, human pains have sacred purposes. What most would dismiss as burdensome, hopeless, futile, the God of the Cross adopts and adapts into blessing, holy, significant. He Who redeems hearts redeems hurts as well, whether crises or incurable or even crimes against life, to display His forgiving salvation. Almighty God, shape us into examples of Your power perfected in weakness and place us as its ambassadors. Amen. (Pentecost VII)

LIFE QUOTES   “When people consider euthanasia for those experiencing illness or decline with aging, God’s Word is clear again through King David in Psalm 139:16b (NIV): ‘[A]ll the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.’” 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



Life’s Little Blessings


So many of life’s little blessings today

Will come unnoticed and slip away,

While we continue to grumble and fuss,

Ignoring the good God Who gave them to us.

How much more happy our lives would be,

If instead of complaining, we’d just stop to see

The numerous blessings He gives us each day,

Which lighten our burdens and brighten our way.

—Glenda Fulton Davis






Learning from the Great Personalities Of the Bible


If you are impatient, sit down and talk to Job.


If you are just a little strong-headed, go and see Moses.


If you are tired and afraid, take a good look at Elijah.


If there is no song in your heart, listen to David.


If you feel cold and lonely, get the beloved disciple John to put his arm around you.


If your faith is weak, read about the apostle Paul.


If you are getting lazy, listen to James.


If you are losing sight of the future, climb up the stairs of Revelation and get a glimpse of the promised land.








July 8 through July 14, 2018



Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

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

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M.



Cameron in Minneapolis for Youth Meeting all week

Outreach Team                                               11:30 A.M.

Elders Meeting                                                  6:30 P.M.



        No Church Council Meeting                   



Clarion & New and Notes Articles Due         12:00 P.M.



Living Disciple Class                                         6:30 P.M.



Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin                                             1:00 P.M.



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

Communion                                                    10:00 A.M








Circuit Church –CHRIST CHURCH, Siloam Springs:  Pray that the Lord would continue to provide an on-going ministry of Word and Sacrament for Christ Lutheran Church in Siloam Springs and that the congregation would grow in their outreach ministry.


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.