June 24, 2018



TODAY IS MISSION SUNDAY   We are happy to welcome Rev. Mark Hawkinson from KFUO Radio 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.


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.


MID-SOUTH DISTRICT CONVENTION  meets this week in Memphis from Thursday through Saturday.  Pastor Besel and Duane Wright are our delegates.  They are leaving Wednesday.  Please keep the convention in your prayers.


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.


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. Jesus, Don't You Care?"
Speaker Emeritus of The Lutheran Hour: Rev. Dr. Ken Klaus:  After seeing one of the Savior's miracles the disciples asked, "Who is this Guy?" After Pentecost, they knew Who Jesus was and why He had come. Even so, the world keeps coming up with wrong answers when they ask, "Just Who is this Guy?"  (Mark 4:38-41)




9:30-10:30 A.M. – Pastor Besel Bible Study  “Sex and Romance in the Bible” in Classroom 1.  This week our mission speaker is leading the class.

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 “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


No Living Disciple class.  Pastor will be at Mid-South District Convention.



Grades 6 - 12




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.



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.

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.


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.


LIFE THOUGHTS IN CHURCH  Though his existence must have seemed pointless, Job refused suicide (Job 2:9-10). And God catalogued a world of testimonies to His enduring dominion and goodness (38:1-11). Paul likewise lists a litany of purposes in pain and hope during hardships (2 Corinthians 6:4-10). Jesus remains gracious Lord both of life and of all threats to it (Mark 4:41). He knows what it takes to save. In this comfort and confidence we may share His rest while life issues rage around us. Mighty Savior, give us Your peace and Your voice in our dangers. Amen. 

(Pentecost V)


Our Gospel is:

    J oyful in tone

    E arnest in spirit

    S atisfying to the soul

    U plifting to all

    S ane in its appeal.

LIFE QUOTES   “When we see the young woman in a crisis pregnancy … vulnerable, helpless, feeling destined to make only one choice—we are compelled to speak and defend and help because it is the Christ thing to do … We lift her up and offer Christ’s compassion in real, practical ways.” Rev. Dr. James I. Lamb – If you wish to support Lutherans for Life, you can through their web site www.lutheransforlife.org





A church paper reported a study from a woman who visited eighteen churches on successive Sundays.  She walked up and down the aisle and visited with people after each service.  She rated each parish on the following scale:


    10    — for a smile from a worshiper

    10    — for a greeting from someone sitting nearby

  100    — for an exchange of names

  200    — for an invitation to coffee or dinner

  200    — for an invitation to return

 1000    — for an introduction to another worshiper

2000    — for an invitation to meet the pastor


On this scale, all eighteen churches earned fewer than 100 points!   The “researcher” concludes:  “The preaching may be Biblical, the singing inspirational, the sermon uplifting, but when the visitor finds no one who cares whether or not she is there, she is not likely to come back.”


Go ahead and smile!  Show people that you (and your face) know about the love and peace of Christ Jesus!

William Arthur Ward, Quote Magazine




June 24 through June 30, 2018




Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

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

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M.



Cameron’s Day Off



News and Notes Due                                      12:00 P.M.



Mid-South District Convention through Saturday

No Living Disciple Class                                     



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 –Messiah, Pea Ridge:  Pray the blessing of the Holy Spirit as Messiah proclaims the Savior of the world.


Church Ministry-Officers:  Pray for the Lord to instill Solomon-like wisdom to our Church Officers as they guide our congregation.



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