June 17, 2018


LOVING CHOICES-BOTTLES DUE TODAY  By filling a baby bottle (in Narthex) with your $ you are supporting lives being touched and saved by the services provided by Loving Choices.  Return bottle to church office on Monday morning if you forgot to bring it today.


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.


HELP NEEDED   To date, no one has volunteered to help with counting the weekly offering.  Please pray about this as the need is great.  We need at least 4 additional people.  Contact Dean Eisma at 479-621-8451 or call the church office at 479-636-1135 if you have questions or would like to help.


MISSION SUNDAY NEXT WEEK  Next Sunday, Rev. Mark Hawkinson from KFUO Radio will be here for our Mission Sunday.  KFUO Radio is the longest running Christian station in America and is owned and operated by our Synod.   A door offering will be taken to support KFUO at each service.


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. Tell Me a Story!"  Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. Dale A. Meyer Jesus loves to tell us stories. In His stories about the normal things of life, Jesus teaches us about the reign of God in our lives. This Father's Day, what makes for a godly father, or mother or Christian? The willingness to tell our stories. (Mark 4:26-34)




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 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  The Living Disciple class in Classroom 1.


LIFE QUOTES   “Children, vulnerable and dependent, desperately need security, and it has ever been a duty and a joy of fatherhood to offer it. Being a father requires strength … and more than a little courage … to persevere, to fight discouragement, and to keep working for the family … With God’s grace, fathers find the patience to teach, the fortitude to provide, the compassion to comfort, and the mercy to forgive. All of this is to say that they find the strength to love their wives and children selflessly … Let us … express our thanks and affection to our fathers, whether we can do so in person or in prayer.” President Ronald Reagan, Father’s Day 1988 – If you wish to support Lutherans for Life, you can through their web site www.lutheransforlife.org


OUR NEIGHBORS NEED SOME HELP   Samaritan Shop in Rogers is doing a big push this summer for volunteers to help sort and organize donations to be sold to fund several programs we have to feed the hurting and hungry in NWA. We can’t do this without the help of those ready to serve. We would love to have families, individuals and groups to come on mission right here in our community this summer whether it be one day or several weeks. We are hoping you can help us with volunteer recruitment.  If you can help, please contact  Karen VanScoy  kvanscoy@samcc.org



Grades 6 - 12




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.


LIFE THOUGHTS IN CHURCH  Being Gospel-motivated voices for life gets frustrating when we don’t immediately see changed hearts and saved lives. But fathers both know and show that heroes are built over time, not born in a moment. We can take courage from God Himself patiently planting His own kingdom like seeds (Mark 4:26-28) and carefully cultivating it like saplings (Ezekiel 17:22-24). Boys become men, and stems will yield. This Gospel—for us too!—renews our life-affirming enthusiasm and routines. Ancient of Days, teach us to walk and talk and work by faith and not by sight. Amen.

(Pentecost IV)



We are now progressing toward an updated roster.  These are the fields we will be using and need you to make sure you have the information you want in the directory: 

Last Name; Adult First Names/last name if different from household name; Children’s First Name and Last Name if different than parent; Street Address; City; State; Zip; Email Address (all lower case); Phone Number (with area code); Extra Phone Number (with area code).

PLEASE, check the previous directory to see if you need any changes and if you do, let Elaine or Krista in the office know what you need in the book.

Thank you so much for being here for your picture.  Our directory will be so nice and I know you will enjoy learning who you see every Sunday.  Holy Trinity is not so large that you should NOT know everyone who worships with us weekly.  Having phone numbers and email addresses has been such a great help for me to be able to contact anyone I need to and I know others use them often, as well.

Thank you to Cameron, Elaine Taylor, and Krista Malone in the office.  They have been valuable in the success of our directory. 

Shirley Bernthal has been such a great partner in the Fellowship Teamwork for everything we do to make your church your home away from home.  I can’t thank her enough! 

Elaine Launderville


GREETERS, READERS, VIDEO OPERATORS, COUNTERS, OFFICE HELPERS   Help us save some postage money.  Please pick up your third quarter schedule from your mailbox in the Narthex.




June 17 through June 23, 2018





Communion                                                       8:00 A.M.

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

Communion                                                    10:45 A.M.



Cameron’s Day Off



Staff Meeting                                                  12:00 P.M.

News and Notes Due                                      12:00 P.M.



Living Disciple Class                                         6:30 P.M.



Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Clarion and 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 –Faith, Bentonville:  Please pray that the upcoming District Convention is faithful to Christ in its work, and may all be safe in their travels to and from the convention.


Church Ministry-Music Ministry: 

Lord, Grant this dedicated group of singers, and musicians and their directors a peaceful summer.  We pray for their safe return in the fall.


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