August 19, 2018

ISRAEL BIBLE STUDY Pam Pickett starts a new Bible study class today.   It will be a combination of showing vacation pictures from Israel, a little history and diving into scripture all at the same time.  Huh?  Here is what it will look like – we will take a place in Israel, let’s say Kursi.  Pam will explain what the place is significant for in the Bible (the place where Jesus restores the demon-possessed man and sends the demons into a herd of pigs).  She will show pictures of what it looks like today, talk about how archeologists found pig bones on this side of the Sea of Galilee but not the other, proving this is where the Gentiles lived.  Then we will open our Bibles to the story, read it, discuss it and think about what it means for us today.  After that we will move on to the next place.  This group will meet in Classroom 1.

RECYCLE, IT’S THE RIGHT THING TO DO   The trustees have asked us to remind the congregation of the need to recycle cardboard, paper, and aluminum cans. The Youth has three containers throughout the church for cans and the bins in the Giving Center are available for paper.  There is also a recycle container in the work room and a place for cardboard.   This is especially important now because the church is cutting back to one dumpster as a cost cutting move.  If this bin is overfilled the church will be charged extra. 

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. In Your Light We See Light"
Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. Dale A. Meyer
Meditation is time to think, and Christian meditation thinks about God in the light of Jesus Christ. It is "a lamp to our feet and a light to our path."
(Psalm 36 )



9:30-10:30 A.M. – Pam Pickett leads a new study on Israel Places in Classroom 1

9:30-10:30 A.M The new Beth Moore study for the 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

CONGRATULATIONS  to Herb and Shirley Bernthal who celebrated their 70th Wedding Anniversary this last Tuesday.

CONFIRMATION SMALL GROUP GUIDES   Cameron is looking for Small Group Guides for confirmation this fall. It is their role to lead a small group of students in a discussion on each weeks topic. If you are interested, please speak to Cameron for more details. 

HELP NEEDED  We recently lost several of our late service Greeters.  If you can help out with saying “Good Morning” to fellow members of the congregation, please contact the office. 

NEW ADDRESS for Betty Jensen.  Betty has recently moved to the Primrose Retirement Center.  Her new address is:  650 S. Dodson Road, Room #222 Rogers AR 72758.  (479) 319-6844.

GREETERS, READERS, VIDEO OPERATORS, OFFICE HELPERS, COUNTERS  We are looking ahead to fourth quarter scheduling.  If you have vacations or other obligations planned during October, November, and December, please let us know.  We will not schedule you at times you specify.  Thanks for looking ahead and for all you do.

TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF MESSIAH   Messiah Lutheran Church in Pea Ridge is celebrating their Tenth Anniversary next Sunday, August 26.  The founding pastor, Rev. Neil Vanderbush, will lead the worship service at 10:30 A.M.   There will also be a celebration luncheon following the service.  If you plan to attend, let them know at 479-451-0021.

LIFE THOUGHTS IN CHURCH –– Even out of Jesus’ mouth the Gospel causes offense (John 6:61, 66). Yet to whom else shall we go? Shall we take refuge in the empty, ever-changing trends of politically correct popular opinion? Only the Savior speaks life—abundant life, eternal life, life for free, life for all (6:63). If our words do not declare and deliver life, they do not come from the Lord. O Wisdom from on high, let Your goodness fill our hearts and mouths. Amen. (Pentecost XIII)

LUTHERAN CAMP ON PETIT JEAN  Now is the time to register for the 10th annual Trivia Night. This fundraiser for the Lutheran Camp on Petit Jean will be the evening of Aug. 25 at Peace Lutheran Church in Conway. The event will include a trivia contest, silent auction and concessions. Teams will also compete in contests for best costumes, best table decorations and most clever team name. To register or learn more, check out the Lutheran Camp website:

PASSION PLAY AREA APPRECIATION  Discount tickets for the Passion Play in Eureka Springs are available for Benton County Residents in August and October.  Tickets are $17 for adults, $7 for youth (12-16) and $5 for children (4-11).  Call their toll free number (800-882-7529) for discounted tickets.  For general information about the Passion Play, go to their web site:

CHOIR AND PRAISE GROUP REHEARSALS BEGIN THIS WEEK   If you are interested in singing in the choir or participating in the Praise Group, you are invited to their rehearsals which start this Wednesday.  Choir meets from 6:30-7:30 in the choir room.  Praise Group meets from 7:30-8:30 in the Sanctuary.  For more information, contact LeAnn Girshner.

LIFE QUOTES   “Whom can you encourage today? Think of lonely hearts that need the encouragement of the presence of their Savior. Tell those who are worried about the future that you are praying for them and that God has good plans for them. And don’t forget the simple fact that just listening to others and letting them know you care may be all they need. Listen to your Savior encouraging you in His Word and you will be well prepared to encourage others.” Rev. Jonathan M. Kruschel, St. John Lutheran Church, Redwood Falls, Minnesota. If you wish to support this ministry, you may do so through their web site:


August 19 through August 25, 2018


Communion                                                       8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Communion                                                     10:45 A.M.


Cameron’s Day Off


News & Notes Due                                          12:00 P.M.

Choir Rehearsal                                                 6:30 P.M.

Praise Group Rehearsal                                    7:30 P.M.


Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin & Clarion                            1:00 P.M.


Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M


Circuit Church – Fayetteville Mission, J.D. Zischke:  Pray for God to bless the city of Fayetteville as it transitions into a new school year.

Church Ministry. Sunday School: As we move into another school year, please pray for our teachers that they may help our little ones to know Jesus.

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