July 29, 2018


VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL  starts this evening and runs through August 2nd.  If you find you can lend a helping hand with dinner or some of the activities, contact  cameron@holytrin.org.  There are always last minute things that need attention.  Dinner will be at 5 pm and activities from 6 – 8 pm.


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 August  12 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, 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 on Sunday, August 5, 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.


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. It's Not a Cruise Ship" Guest Speaker: Rev. Timothy Teuscher-- The church is not some cruise ship sailing aimlessly about in this life and merely entertaining those on board; but, rather, it is the ark, the only boat whereby, as we traverse this stormy sea of life, we are being brought safely to the other side, to eternity.  (Mark 6:45-56)




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




Grades 6 – 12


August 4th – Brunch at 11a and then Color War

 Baby Shower for Rachel Bracht Frederick will be held in the Holy Trinity Chapel on Saturday, August 4th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Rachel is having a Boy and is registered at Target.  The congregation is invited.



LIFE THOUGHTS IN CHURCH –– God rearranged the atmosphere to proclaim His love for human lives (Genesis 9:16). He has made all the universe’s structures, including our bodies, to serve human survival and salvation. No pregnancy comes forth except at His bidding, and no sickness sets in without His permission (Mark 6:51). If angels and atoms delight respecting every Adam and protecting each Eve, won’t it make us glad declaring it? Maker of heavens and earth, assist us to commit everything into Your care. Amen.   (Pentecost X)


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.


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. 


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 QUOTES   “Arguments from some about when life begins, which inexcusably focus on eliminating the rights of the baby in the womb, are a perfect opportunity to speak the truth in love. We need to do this because this is not an abstract issue. It is a matter of life and death.” Virginia Flo, Lutherans For Life Regional Director of Minnesota

If you wish to support this ministry, you may do so through their web site: www.lutheransforlife.org

THANK YOU   The family of George and Joan Magie sent a thank you letter along with a $500 contribution to the Holy Trinity Care Fund in memory of their parents.  The note is posted on the bulletin board in the Narthex.  Please keep this family in your prayers as they have Joan’s funeral this Thursday at 10 A.M. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Albia, Iowa.  Joan’s remains will then be buried next to George’s grave in Albia.


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.  Also, a sad goodbye to Evelyn Waters as she departs Rogers for a new residence in Wisconsin.  God Speed Evelyn, thank you for your years of service.  You are in our prayers and will be greatly missed.  Evelyn’s new address is:  1130 N. Westfield Street,

Ishkosh, WI  54902.



July 30 through August 4, 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

Vacation Bible School                                                 5:00 – 8:00 P.M.



News & Notes Due                                                     12:00 P.M.

Vacation Bible School                                                 5:00 – 8:00 P.M.



Vacation Bible School                                                 5:00 – 8:00 P.M.



Pastor’s Day Off



Worship                                                                            8:00 A.M.

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

Worship                                                                          10:45 A.M



Circuit Church –FIRST LUTHERAN, Harrison:  Pray for wisdom and guidance to the congregation and its leaders as we begin long term outreach planning in the Harrison community

Church Ministry-Fellowship Ministry Team:  Lord, bless the busy, helping hands of our congregation as they prepare the many meals that often precede services and help soothe the pain of those grieving the loss of loved ones.

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