January 6, 2019



Communion Service [1/6] ] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Spencer)

Worship Service [1/13] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM(Pastor Bibler)

Unity Sunday Communion Service [1/20] 10:00 AM (Pastor Schoolcraft)

With 11:30 AM Voters Meeting and Lunch

Worship Service [1/27] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM(Pastor Bernthal)

NEW ADDRESS FOR BETTY JENSEN  We finally have Betty’s new address which many of you have asked for:  723 Water Street, Apt. 2032, Excelsior, MN  55331.  Betty will be happy to hear from you. 

FEED MY SHEEP  is this Sunday.  We invite you to bring a food item or monetary donation so we can buy food from the Food Bank.  We thank you for supporting our Food Pantry.

HELP NEEDED  We will take down the Christmas decorations on Saturday, January 12th starting at 9:30am. Please let Casey Bolte know if you can help 479-644-3618 (call or text)

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 Word Turned Toward" Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler People use their words to build bonds of trust with people they love. In Jesus, God does the same-He turns His Word toward us. (John 1:1-18)



9:30-10:30 A.M. – Pam Pickett begins a new study concentrating on Old Testament People.

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 the book of Romans.

Monday   2nd & 4th Mondays at 2:00pm. – Led by Vern Schaefer Rotating Hostesses: Herb & Shirley Bernthal, Spike & Dolores Hermes, Joe & Barbara Raleigh, Maxine Reihman.

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


The Heavenly Father welcomed outsiders into His household at Christmas (Matthew 2:1, 11). He even escorted them toward His nativity and incarnation by an extraordinary gesture. His loving grace held the magi as precious as His own Son, regardless of their origin and location. God’s favor shines the same way upon unborn ones, even in their sometimes unfavorable circumstances. And His forgiveness embraces all sinners—even those with histories checkered by violence against life.

 LIFE QUOTES  “For Christians, then, ‘too many people’ is impossible. Each additional person affords another opportunity to love and give in the way that brings God Himself the highest joys. And in the neediness of every neighbor more, we encounter and embrace Christ Jesus (Matthew 25:40).” Rev. Michael W. Salemink, executive director of Lutherans For Life --If you wish to support this group, you may do so through their website: www.lutheransforlife.org

HELPING HANDS  Holy Trinity is scheduled to assist at Helping Hands on January 26, 2019.  The signup sheet has been posted in the Narthex.  We still need some volunteers for the afternoon.  Please help.

SR. HIGH LINKT RETREAT – FEB 15-17TH Attention Sr High Youth, your LinkT Retreat is right around the corner! This is great weekend of worship, crazy games and adventures, and deep dives into faith. We will leave around 5pm that Friday and be back around 4pm that Sunday. Cost is $50 a student to help cover food, registration, and travel. Deadline for sign up is Sunday, January 13th.

JAN 20TH UNITY SUNDAY AND HTY CAFE  Reminder of the upcoming Unity Sunday and HTY Café. The youth are deep into National Youth Gathering mode and invite you to a meal they will prepare and serve. This month there will be a Balsamic Pork Loin roast with roasted carrots and rice. The other option will be Chicken Alfredo. All proceeds support our youth and their trip to the NYG.

YOUTH SKI TRIP – JAN 26TH Attention Jr and Sr High. Sign up for our trip to Snow Creek in Missouri for a Saturday of skiing/snowboarding. Open to beginners and veterans alike and there will be lessons available for people who are new to the sport. We will leave early that morning and be back in the evening after 7 most likely. We are also looking for chaperones, let Cameron know if you are interested. Cost is $30 to help cover rental and travel.

ADULT BIBLE CLASS  I have an announcements regarding my Bible class meeting in classroom one.  Starting TODAY, we will start a new study.  The study will concentrate on Old Testament People.  We will begin with Joshua and then study Ruth, Samuel, David and Solomon.  Men and women, younger and older you are all invited and welcomed to join us.  If you have any questions please contact Pam Pickett.

 CHRISTMAS CARDS  Please remember to donate your Christmas cards to mission crafts after the holidays.  There is a bin in the Narthex where you can leave them.  Thank you so much.

 HELP!  Due to restrictions since surgery Mary Girshner needs help with meals.  Could you share your leftover meal, soup or a frozen meal?  Items can be left in the church kitchen to be picked up.  Please let me know.

Shirley Bernthal, 631-9971

 THANK YOU We are thankful for the cards, meals, emails and prayers the last few months while Mary has been dealing with cancer. All the treatments are done now. She goes back in a year for a follow up to make sure the cancer is gone. The support of our church family has been such a blessing. God is good!

 TUESDAY BIBLE STUDY  Pastor Bernthal’s Tuesday Bible Study is cancelled for this week (January 8).  Next class will be Tuesday, January  22.


January 6, 2019 through January 12, 2019


Communion                                                       8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Communion                                                     10:45 A.M.


Cameron’s Day Off

Outreach Team Meeting                                 11:30 A.M.

Elder’s Meeting                                                 6:30 P.M.

ESL (Classroom 1)                                              


Education Team                                                5:30 P.M

Council Meeting                                                6:30 P.M.


News & Notes Due                                          12:00 P.M.

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

Head to Heart                                                    6:30 P.M.


Assemble Bulletin                                             1:00 P.M.


Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M.


Circuit Church ST. J0HN,  Fayetteville  Pray that God

would guide the outreach

of the congregation and the

assimilation of new


 Church Ministry—Outreach Ministry Team - Dear God, bless the helping hands that serve You by helping others who are in need.  Amen.

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