June 10, 2018


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.





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. A Light Momentary Affliction?"
Speaker Emeritus of The Lutheran Hour: Rev. Dr. Ken Klaus:  Paul had his problems. You've never met anyone who didn't. And yet, Paul called his problems "light" and "momentary". Today's message deals with the question, 'What does Paul know that we don't?'  (2 Corinthians 4:17-5:1).



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

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


6:30 PM  Pastor Besel is in Memphis. The Living Disciple class will resume next week in Classroom 1.

GREETERS, READERS, VIDEO OPERATORS, OFFICE HELPERS, COUNTERS  Third Quarter schedules will go out this week..  If you have vacations or other obligations planned during July, August, and September please let us know.  We will not schedule you at times you specify.  Thanks for looking ahead and for all you do.


HELP NEEDED  To date, no one has volunteered to help with the weekly offering count.  Please pray about this as the need is great.  Contact Dean Eisma at 479-621-8451 or call the church office at 479-636-1135.


LIFE QUOTES   “You can stand for life today, even if you have had an abortion. When you bring any sin into the light, Jesus disarms the enemy. The devil can no longer hold that sin over you. Christ is your righteousness, and you stand in Him. God’s Word declares it to be so.” Rev. Lyndon Korhonen, president of the Association of Free Lutheran Congregations – A Life Quote from Lutherans For Life • If you wish to support Lutherans for Life, you can through their web site www.lutheransforlife.org


LIFE THOUGHTS IN CHURCH  Bearing unintended (at least from Eve’s perspective) offspring was key to God’s magnum opus (Genesis 3:15). A crippled body became heaven’s vehicle for humankind’s salvation. Advocating abortion access, supporting fetal-tissue research, and tolerance of hastening deaths reveal how narrow our imagination can be. Thanks be to God that His creativity exceeds our near-sightedness! Almighty Maker, open our eyes to Your vision for life until it opens our mouths as well. Amen. (Pentecost II)



Hi All

     Under went another IV dye CT Scan  2 weeks ago, which was done in more detail than the first scan.......this second scan did  NOT   see any metastasis of thyroid cancer.......but since the 1st scan was suspicious.... I have to have more scans every 6 months. RELIEF.
     Movers moved all my stuff into new house yesterday......have lots and lots and even more lots of boxes to unpack...but I am here...at last!!  I am exhausted...hurt... every part of my body is sore...but I am in my home...a home I plan on living in for 10-20 years...until I have a need to go to a nursing home.  Still have some 'touch up' jobs I want to do, i.e.  install a metal backyard fence, plant flowers, add a sidewalk  New address:.

4400 Castle Pines Drive

Springfield,  Illinois   62711
     Thank you  'All'  for your prayers, concern, support, and caring...all is well with me...and I hope it is with you....ay in touch.   And you are welcome to come visit me.





Grades 6 - 12





June 14th - Trip to Modern Mission - Time is TBD and depends on Modern Mission’s schedule. Cost is $10 per student. 


Week of June 18th – Putting a float trip together sometime that week, probably that Wednesday, June 20th.  It will be during the day, leaving sometime early morning


June 24th – Nerf War at Church 12-2 pm.  Lunch will be provided.


June 28th – Trip to the Aquatic Center 11 am – 2 pm.  Cost is $5 per student.


THANK YOU  I wanted to say thank you  to everyone here at Holy Trinity for the calls, cards, visits and prayers during Ken’s last weeks and death. A special thanks to Elaine Launderville, Shirley Bernthal and all who prepared the food for the luncheon after Ken’s funeral. And many extra thanks to Pastor for a beautiful service and to LeAnn & Cameron for the fantastic duet! Also, for the congratulations on the birth of our grandson, Dexton. Being able to fly out and be with them really helped during this very trying time.  God’s Blessings to you all,

Jenny Sevick.




June 10 through June 16, 2018



Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

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

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M.



Cameron’s Day Off



Council Meeting                                                6:30 P.M.



Clarion and News and Notes Due                 12:00 P.M.



Pastor in Memphis Mid-South Committee Meeting



Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin                                             1:00 P.M



Communion                                                       8:00 A.M.

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

Communion                                                    10:45 A.M






Circuit Church – Peace, Prairie Grove:  Pray for the Lord’s leadership through their vacancy.



Church Ministry-Church Staff: Pray that our hearts are always compassionate to those we serve on a daily basis and that God would bless our outreach to the community through the Food Pantry and Pastor’s Care Fund.



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

THE MEASURE OF OUR LOVE: “We Love Because He First Loved Us”  Those Who Worshiped Last Sunday: 138 (62 Early Service/76 Late Service)  Those Who Shared Last Sunday:  $10,127.50 ($100.00 Building Fund, $652.00 Food Pantry, $25.00 Use of Life Center, $10.00 Shed Insurance, $110.00 Mary Hartwig (Memorial).