August 12, 2018


COLLEGE STUDENTS  Today, we send-off all our college students.

Cole Brockhoff - NWACC

Connor Byrd – U of A - Fayetteville

Jacob Byrd – U of A - Fayetteville

Jarrod Eisma – U of A – Fayetteville (Fall in Spain)

Taylor Faust – U of A – Fayetteville (Fall in Spain)

Mackie Gregory – U of A – Fayetteville

Zander Gregory – U of A – Fayetteville

Matthew Sij – U of A – Fayetteville

Hailey Budensiek – TCU – Ft. Worth, TX

Alecia Gutche – Harding University – Searcy, AR

Courtney Gutche – Missouri State University, Springfield, MO

Colby Isbell – Missouri State University – Springfield, MO

Zeke Peterson – Missouri University of Science and Technology – Rolla, MO


Blessings and good fortune to each of you.  You are in our prayers.

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. Pigeonholed”  Speaker Emeritus of The Lutheran Hour:  Rev. Dr. Ken Klaus—Just when you think you are getting to know Jesus, He says something which can confuse.  Today the world remains confused about God’s Son, our Savior.  That’s because Jesus refuses to be pigeonholed by the world’s desires or expectations.  He’s God’s Son, Who has come to save humankind.  Anything else, or different than this, is simply unacceptable. 

(John 6:42)



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 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

OUTREACH MINISTRY TEAM      The Outreach Ministry Team is conducting a survey during both services today.  We plan to take a more focused approach in 2019 and want to make sure that focus is on things that you care about!  Please take a few minutes to complete the survey and hand it to an usher at the end of the service.  If you’d like more time to complete the survey, please place it in the Outreach box in the workroom at your convenience.  Thank you for your time!   Your Outreach Ministry Team --

Dave Lehenbauer & Casey Bolte.

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. 

PRAYER PALS  Cameron is looking for several outstanding volunteers to be Prayer Pals for 2018-2019. Prayer Pals sit and talk with their students, go through their High and Lows, discuss what they are learning and pray with them. It takes about 15-20 minutes each month and is a huge impact on the lives of our young men and women. If you are interested please speak with Cameron. 

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. 

LIFE THOUGHTS IN CHURCH.   The antidote to despair is not autonomy (1 Kings 19::4).  God only gives (or reserves!) daily bread to draw hearts into the bakery and unto the Bread-Maker (John 6:35, 44).  He has designed human beings for community (1 Kings 19:7), and our opponent has no countermeasure for compassion.  When we don’t apathetically abandon those facing life-or-death situations but instead embrace and assist, we receive them as treasures from heaven.  Giver of Life, strengthen us to strengthen others with Your ways.  Amen.  (Pentecost XII)

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.

LIFE QUOTES   “When the end of life is near, may we be willing to speak up for those who are the most vulnerable here as well.  States across this nation are considering legalizing assisted suicide.  We have a voice.  We need to use it!  Do not let the voice of the evil one be the most vocal.  Be voices For Life!”  Virginia Flo, Lutherans For Life Regional Director of Minnesota.  If you wish to support this ministry, you may do so through their web site:

1st GRADE STUDENTS  If your child is entering the first grade please inform the office so we have a complete list for First Bibles. 

RALLY DAY  Rally Day is set for August 26th at the Rogers Aquatic Center. It will be after second service but the exact time is TBD. Please sign up in the Narthex so we have a complete number. 

Honoring:   LeAnn Girshner

WhenSaturday, August 18,

         2-4 P.M.

Where:  Holy Trinity Chapel

RSVP:    Reatha@640-3491

Please join us as we celebrate Josh & LeAnn’s new baby.  Not known if it is a boy or girl yet.  The Girshner’s are registered at Target & Amazon

AREA APPRECIATION  Discount tickets for the Passion Play in Eureka Springs are available for Benton County Residents.  Appreciation performances are in August and October.  Tickets are $17 for adults, $7 for youth (12-16) and $5 for children (4-11).  Info at 1-800-882-7529.




August 12 through August 18, 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



Council Meeting                                                6:30 P.M.



News & Notes Due                                          12:00 P.M.

Clarion Articles Due                                        12:00 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 – St. John’s, Fayetteville:  Pray that God would guide the outreach of the congregation and the assimilation of new members.

Church Ministry. Hispanic Ministry Team: Dear Jesus, help us to spread Your message to our neighbors through a common language.

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