September 9, 2018

PASTOR’S RETIREMENT DINNER  Plans are well underway for Pastor’s Dinner Party on October 21st.  Please let us know if you plan to attend (and the number in your group who will be attending).  A signup sheet is on the bulletin board in the Narthex, but if you get distracted after church, just email the office at or call us at 636-1135.  Our plans are to make this a special event, and we certainly do NOT want to run out of food, so your RSVP is essential.

CAMP TRINITY   The Lutheran Camp on Petit Jean is now Camp Trinity. The board voted to change the camp name in glory to God – Creator, Redeemer and Sanctifier – and in honor of the generations of faithful followers of Christ who worshiped at Trinity Lutheran Church for a century before the creation of the camp. The church, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is now fully restored to its original condition and appearance. (“Lutheran Camp on Petit Jean” will remain the camp’s corporate name, dba Camp Trinity.)

Come hear some of the most talented church musicians in Arkansas as they bring glory to God at the first-ever Battle of the Praise Bands. The contest is Saturday, Sept. 29, at Camp Trinity, the Lutheran camp on Petit Jean Mountain. Admission is free. You can enjoy barbecue dinners and concessions, games for the whole family, and tours of the camp to see the most recent improvements. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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. The Changeless Christ for a Changing World" Guest Speaker: Dr. Walter A. Maier  In a classic message first heard in 1937, Dr. Walter A. Maier tells how Christ comes to us in our world of change and decay with a message of unchanging hope.
(Hebrews 13:8)



9:30-10:30 A.M. – Pam Pickett leads a 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

Tuesday  2nd & 4th Tuesdays @ 2:00 pm Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Class

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 this month.  Contact LeAnn Girshner with any questions.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE resumes tomorrow evening, 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.

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 next Sunday, September 16. 

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:

JR HIGH LINKT RETREAT  Attention 6th-8th grade students. Jr High LinkT Retreat is Oct 19-21st at Camp Trinity. The theme this year is Unknown and how we are known and loved by our king. If you are interested in attending, talk to Cameron ASAP. He needs to know by Sept 21st for early bird pricing. Cost is $50 a student which includes room, board, and a shirt. 

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. 

LIFE QUOTES   “The culture of life respects human life at all its stages, recognizing that those who have lived long and well have much to offer those who are just beginning their journeys on this earth. Not only should the young respect the aging, but the elderly should also respect themselves with the honor God says is due them. If Grandpa is too weak to work, he is not too weak to pray. Let us cherish our parents and grandparents as they intercede on our behalf and pass down to their children’s children the wisdom of the Lord.” Ryan C. MacPherson, Professor at Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato, Minnesota – If you wish to support this ministry, you may do so through their web site:

PRAYER PALS    We really need a few more prayer pals for Head to Heart Confirmation this fall and spring. Talk to Cameron or the office if you are interested. 

LIFE THOUGHTS IN CHURCH Abortions, assisted suicides, and embryo-destroying experiments all discriminate. These actions assign value according to age, appearance, ability, environment, or history. The Gospel of Jesus Christ eagerly dispenses with such partiality (James 2:1, 5). The Word of His grace proclaims life to those in need and then performs it with and for them (James 2:17-18). How may we echo and imitate this miracle in our neighborhoods? Humble Lord Jesus, teach us poverty of pride that we may obtain riches in relationships. Amen.

(Pentecost XVI)


 September 9 through September 15, 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

Elder’s Meeting                                                 6:30 P.M.

ESL (Classroom 1)                                            6:30 P.M.



Council Meeting                                                6:30 P.M.

Elaine Taylor (Vacation through 9/27)


Roger’s Ministerial Alliance (at Holy Trinity) 11:30 A.M.

News & Notes Due                                          12:00 P.M.

ESL (Classroom 1)                                              6:30 P.M.

Choir Rehearsal                                                 6:30 P.M.

Praise Group Rehearsal                                    7:30 P.M.


Cameron (Vacation through 9/20)


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 –Faith, Bentonville  Pray that the new school year be blessed for all returning to the class-rooms, and may those in our congregations attend with a commitment to Christ that shines in the darkness for students and teachers alike.

Church Ministry: Music Ministry:  Lord, Bless this dedicated group of singers, and musicians and their directors as they give of their talent and time to enhance worship at Holy Trinity.

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