August 26, 2018

COMMUNICANT MEMBER SURVEY  The recent mailing of the Communicant Survey  about what you are looking for in a pastor was intended for EACH Communicant Member.  Yes, that includes Confirmed young adults in the household.  The computer system, in its infinite wisdom, only mailed one survey per household.  (Yes, I could have changed that, but I missed it – Mea Culpa).  Extra copies of the survey have been placed on the table in the Narthex.  Please help yourself to as many copies as needed by your family.  There is a basket on the same table which can be used for completed surveys.   – Elaine Taylor

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE resumes on Monday, September 10 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm in Classroom 1.  The group meets on Monday and Wednesday of each week.  If you know of someone who could use these classes, please let them know of this outreach opportunity at Holy Trinity.  Peggy Jones can answer any questions you may have.  She can be reached at 479-633-2050.

SUNDAY SCHOOL STUDENTS will be singing "He's Got the Whole World" at late service on Sun., Sept. 30th. We would LOVE to have your child join us! We will practice during Sunday School openings on Sept. 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th. Contact LeAnn Girshner with any questions.

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. What Is Best" Speaker Emeritus of The Lutheran Hour: Rev. Dr. Ken Klaus: Far too many people assume there are differences in commercial products, political candidates and school systems, but these same people believe all religions are the same. Today we join with the Apostle Paul in praying people may discern what is best when it comes to their Savior. (Philippians 1:9-10)



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

9:30-10:30 A.M Libby Garner leads a Beth Moore study for women 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

GREETERS, READERS, VIDEO OPERATORS, COUNTERS, OFFICE HELPERS please check your Narthex mailboxes for your 4th Quarter schedules.

MILITARY BIBLESTICKS   Over the last several years, the members and friends of Holy Trinity have provided Military Biblesticks for 357 servicemen.  These Biblesticks are only available through military chaplains.  So far this year, churches have provided 120,000 Biblesticks for chaplains to give away.  They currently have requests for 17,000 more at $25 each.  There is a donor who is matching all the gifts in August and September.  If you want to provide one or more, place your gift in the offering plate by September 16.  For more information, see the bulletin insert.

RALLY DAY  Today we are recognizing the teachers involved in our Sunday School and Confirmation program.  The names are on the insert in your bulletin.  We encourage you to pray regularly for these people.  After church today, you are invited to join the Sunday School at the Rogers Aquatics Center around 12:30 for lunch and lots of water fun.  For more information, see Cameron.

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:

FEED MY SHEEP  is next Sunday. Thank you for helping our pantry.

LIFE THOUGHTS IN CHURCH ––Matters of marriage, sexuality, and procreation are not marginal to the Christian message. Husband, wife, and children capture the heart of the Gospel in their unconditional acceptance and self-sacrificing servanthood (Ephesians 5:31-32). Indifference or abuse to family structure diminishes our life-saving witness. Celebrating and exercising these gifts will strengthen all other social institutions as well. Heavenly Bridegroom, charm us into enthusiastically submitting to Your will. Amen.. (Pentecost XIV)

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 week’s topic. For more details, please speak to Cameron Pullmann. 

LUTHERANS AND FRIENDS  is the name for our newly registered and officially recognized LCMS Campus ministry and Registered Student Organization (RSO) at the University of Arkansas.   It is Lutherans and Friends because it is open to both Lutheran students and their non-Lutheran friends.  They will be meeting regularly at the Rock House on Dickson Street.  For information, contact the President, John Barber at 417-366-2647 or at

LIFE QUOTES   “When we see post-abortive women and men … vulnerable, helpless, destined perhaps to their own destruction—we are compelled to speak and defend and help because it is the Christ thing to do. As Christ, we get down in the ditch with them. We offer healing that can only come from the objective and complete forgiveness in Christ. We lift them up and walk beside them.” Rev. Dr. James I. Lamb, former executive director of Lutherans For Life – A Life Quote from Lutherans For Life • (For those who have made an abortion decision, there is a Word of Hope, Lutherans For Life’s post-abortion healing ministry. Call 888.217.8679 or email If you wish to support this ministry, you may do so through their web site:


August 26 through September 1, 2018


Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                           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                                             1:00 P.M.


Communion                                                       8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Communion                                                     10:45 A.M


Circuit Church –Salem, Springfield.  As our students return to school, pray that the Holy Spirit would strengthen their faith and embolden them to stand firm in the truth as they share the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Church Ministry: Journeymen-- Pray for the men of Holy Trinity, that they may bring others to Christ by letting their life as Christians be a shining example.

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