February 17, 2019

 Communion [2/17] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Schoolcraft)

Worship Service [2/24] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Bibler)

LUTHERAN WITNESS  It is renewal time for Lutheran Witness.  If you are currently a subscriber and want to continue your subscription, you don’t need to do anything.  Let me know if you want to discontinue your subscription, or if you have not subscribed, but would like to, let me know that as well.  You can send an email to elaine@holytrin.org, or drop a note off at the office.  Price is $15.00.

CHAPEL CONSTRUCTION      Hopefully this has been finished by today. Our Trustees have been hard at work doing a remodel on the ceiling in the chapel and it is shaping up to be something very nice. Stop by and take a look at the new grid, just don’t cross the caution tape if it is up. This has been the next step to new and exciting ministries in that wonderful space.

SR HIGH LINKT RETREAT Was this weekend. Cameron and Kevin are returning with the students that went with them up to Petit Jean mountain. Please pray for their safe travels and that the experiences on the mountain helped our young students further their faith in Christ.  

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.  “Enter His Labor" Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler--What would you do if your Word was all-powerful? Jesus started a conversation with an outsider.  (John 4:1-42)



8:45 A.M. Pam Pickett leads a study of Joshua.

8:45 A.M Libby Garner leads a Beth Moore study for women in the Conference Room.

8:45 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


Blessed are the pretty? Blessed are the popular, the prosperous, the powerful? The Author of Life does not evaluate according to productivity. Blessed are the poor (Luke 6:20ff.)! Blessed are the hungry, the weeping, the excluded and reviled ones among humankind! Blessed are the embryos, the elderly, and the incapacitated persons on account of the Son of Man who brings forth life where the world writes it off.

(Epiphany VI)

 LIFE QUOTES  Life is a gift not to be discarded. It can indeed make us weary when we do our work to proclaim life as valuable, and the world continues to abort babies and write prescriptions for people to commit suicide and minimize the value of life in so many ways. Yet, it is encouraging to know we have the gift of prayer to use to strengthen us, knowing the God of life is always in front of us guiding our way, always behind us holding us up, and always beside us keeping us focused and on the right course.” Virginia Flo, Lutherans For Life regional director of Minnesota. If you wish to support this group, you may do so through their website: www.lutheransforlife.org

HEAD TO HEART PAINTINGS  Those of you that have walked down the west hall towards the chapel may have noticed new décor. Some wonderful paintings have sprung up recently. These were done by our Head to Heart confirmands as part of their service event last month. They painted the frames of two of the bulletin boards in that hallway to freshen up as they intend to use those in the future then they had some fun expressing their faith via paint. Take a minute to enjoy the creativity and worship of our young people. In the future these or other paintings my go on sale to support various ministries in our community. 

 THRIVENT CHOICE DOLLARS - It's that time of year again!  2018 Thrivent Choice Dollars expire on March 31, 2019 so it's time for Thrivent Financial Benefit Members to direct their Thrivent Choice Dollars!!   It's easy and fast to do - simply logon to www.thrivent.com or call 1-800-THRIVENT.  There are several great charities including OUR church that are eligible to receive Thrivent Choice Dollar funds.  If you have any questions or need assistance, please call Steven Schmitt's office at 479.631.8239 or Matthew Taylor's office at 479.631.6633.  

 INTERIM VOTE Thanks to all who voted last Sunday to help determine the future direction of Holy Trinity. If you had not heard, the vote was 78 in favor of calling an Resident pastor – 33 in favor of calling an interim pastor. The call committee will proceed accordingly.

 SCREEN JUNKY? Can you press a button? Then you are qualified to help run the screens on Sunday mornings! Congrats! It has never been easier to be a part of our Sunday morning worship and help others in their worship. Also, if you are feeling a little creative, we need a few people to help create the service in our new program. This program is super intuitive and easy to use. Cameron has it set up to be very straight forward and would be happy to do a little training. If you are interested in learning more, talk to Cameron!

 INTERESTING THOUGHT The fact that there's a highway to hell and only a stairway to heaven says a lot about anticipated traffic numbers.

 GREETERS, READERS, VIDEO READERS    The Lenten schedule of servers will be published next week.  This is your last chance to let the office know when you can serve.  If you have a date when you are unavailable, please let us know.  Schedule covers the 7:00 PM Wednesday services from Ash Wednesday, (March 6) through April 10.  And also, Maundy Thursday and Good Friday (April 18 and 19). It is far easier to revise the schedule before it is published. 

 PUBLICATIONS  News & Notes, Clarion, and Bulletin inserts are all published to keep you informed of things going on at Holy Trinity.  Therefore it is your publication and you need to contribute to it.  The deadline for News & Notes is Wednesday at noon.  Clarion deadline is the 15th of the month.  You may drop off articles in the office, or email them to elaine@holytrin.org.  Email sent to the office often gets buried in the more commercial notices and gets overlooked.  We hate when that happens.


February 17 through February 23, 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

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


Staff Meeting                                                   12:00 P.M.

News & Notes Due                                          12:00 P.M.

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

Head to Heart                                                    6:30 P.M.

Choir Rehearsal                                                 6:30 P.M.

Praise Group Rehearsal                                    7:30 P.M.


Assemble Clarion and Bulletin                         1:00 P.M.


Outreach Bunk Bed Build                               10:00 A.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  CHRIST, Siloam Springs  Pray that the Lord would continue to provide an on-going ministry of Word and Sacrament for Christ Lutheran Church in Siloam Springs and that the congregation would grow in their outreach ministry

  Church Ministry—Office Staff Pray that our hearts are always compassionate to those we serve on a daily basis and that God would bless our outreach to the community through the Food Pantry and Care Fund.

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