August 5, 2018



COLLEGE STUDENTS   If you will be going to college this fall (or you have a son or daughter attending), please let the church office know which college they are attending and their college address and  phone number (if available).  We are planning our annual college send-off for all college students on next Sunday at both services. 


PASTOR BESEL  will be on vacation from Monday through August 10.  They will be spending time in Colorado with their family.  In case of a pastoral emergency, please contact Pastor Bernthal, Cameron, your elder or the church office. 


CONFIRMATION MEETING   Students going into 7th or 8th grade and their parents are asked to attend an information meeting this Sunday, during the education hour in the chapel.  We will discuss the layout of confirmation this fall, requirements, parental roles, and day/time of the week.  See Cameron with questions.


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. 


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. And the Pursuit of Happiness" Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. Dale A. Meyer When the main goal in life is your happiness, you've turned in on yourself and away from others, especially God. Turn from yourself to Jesus and you'll know a peace that surpasses all understanding, and that is the basis for true lasting happiness. (Exodus 16:2-15; John 6:22-35)




9:30-10:30 A.M. – Pastor Besel Bible Study  “Sex and Romance in the Bible” in Classroom 1.  (Pastor Bernthal has the class today)

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


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. 


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.


FOSTER CARE   There is a crisis in Arkansas with children who need foster care but not enough families willing to offer that care.  There is a ministry called “The Call” which helps people interested in providing foster care in Northwest Arkansas.  There are a couple of flyers at the Giving Center if you want more information.


LIFE THOUGHTS IN CHURCH ––. Crafty deceitfulness tosses many about concerning life issues (Ephesians 4:14). Christians see more than debates and regulations. At stake are safety and eternity for members of our one body in Christ (4:16). For their sake we speak and show truth in love (4:15) according to our God-given vocations (4:11-12). We take courage that it changes hearts and saves lives even if we suffer for it (4:1). Bread of Life, build us into a body of hope. Amen.

LIFE QUOTES   “We are not engaged in a battle for lives but souls. We fight for the souls that drift from the faith in their pursuit of abortion, and we battle for souls who do not yet know Christ as their Savior. It is our primary vocation because the evidence is clear. Society as a whole has no trouble ending human life it no longer values. We restore the value to human life when we venerate the place of its Creator.” Rev. Robert Fleischmann, national director of Christian Life Resources – A Life Quote from Lutherans For Life • If you wish to support this ministry, you may do so

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 New Bible Class  Starting on August 19th Pam Pickett will begin a new class.  We will study “Places in Israel”.  Using photos of my trips to Israel we will look at a place in Israel, what does it look like now, what is the significance of it, the history and then dive into our Bibles to look at the Scripture associated with it.  For example:  Kursi, what is this place known for? (where Christ made the demons leave a man and go into a heard of pigs).  Answer questions like how do we know this is the spot, here is what it looks like now and then from Scripture what can this story teach us?  How can it apply to our lives today?  We will meet in Classroom 1.  I look forward to seeing you then, if you have any questions just let me know.  Thanks, Pam



Little Boy’s Prayer – “Bring us our trash baskets as we forgive those who put trash in our trash baskets.”



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@ Target & Amazon



August 5 through August 11, 2018



Communion                                                                     8:00 A.M.

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

Communion                                                                  10:45 A.M.



Pastor Besel on Vacation through August 10

Cameron’s Day Off

Elder’s Meeting                                                              6:30 P.M.



Education Team                                                            5:30 P.M.



News & Notes Due                                                     12:00 P.M.



Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble 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 –LIVING SAVIOR, Bethel Heights:  Pray that God would guide the outreach of the congregation and the assimilation of new members.

Church Ministry-Financial Ministry Team:  Dear Lord, we pray for guidance for our Stewardship Team.  Help them to gently teach our congregation about our financial needs.


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