February 3, 2019

Communion (Feed My Sheep) [2/3] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Hudak)

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

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)

THANK YOU "I want to thank all those who prayed for me during my episode. Your thoughtfulness is so much appreciated. I am already nearly back to my normal self, and God's mercy and your prayers are the reasons for that, because prayers are always the answer. I am grateful to God and to all of you. I especially appreciated my visit with Pastor Bernthal.                                                                                   Betty Brokaw"

 UPDATE  Gloria Sommers is scheduled for a consultation on her vision problem in Little Rock on March 12.  If the consultation indicates surgery, it will be done the following week.  Gloria is also on a wait list for an ophthalmology group in Oklahoma City which would move her procedure to the end of February.  Prayers please.

 MUSIC MINISTRY - We have begun a new season of rehearsals in the Music Ministry. Choir will meet from 6:30-7:30pm and Praise Group will meet from 7:30-8:30pm. We are also planning on having the Orchestra play on Easter Sun., Apr. 21st, if you have been playing an instrument for 3 or more years. If you are interested in participating in the Music Ministry in any way (Choir, Praise Group, Bells, Orchestra, solos, or duets), please see LeAnn Girshner or email her at maestro_LMM@yahoo.com

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.  “Slow Solution” Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler God's gift of eternal life through faith in Christ is not a quick fix. It's a slow solution to the hidden problem that separates us from God and each from other. (John 20:21)



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


We have the privilege of participating in divine love. It never just stands by (1 Corinthians 13:4-7). The heavenly love our Savior works in us steps in, especially when conditions become predicaments. This love beholds and brings out an individual’s infinite value no matter what other pressures obscure it (Jeremiah 1:5, Luke 4:33). (Epiphany IV)

LIFE QUOTES  “God has given each of us a limited time to be on this earth, a purpose for that time, and people to share that time with. Don’t wait for a near-death experience to teach you the lesson of appreciating to the fullest what God has given you. Life is too short.” Diane E. Schroeder, former president of Lutherans For Life . If you wish to support this group, you may do so through their website: www.lutheransforlife.org

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. We are past the early bird sign up date but there is still time to register!  

HISPANIC MINISTRY needs your help! Want to make a difference in your community?  We do that.  Every Monday and Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 8:00 we offer both a beginning and an intermediate English as a Second Language class for free to anyone who wants to come.  We make friends for life and help to improve our friends' lives by teaching them English and loving them.  We have 13 students this semester and need your help ! Please contact Peggy Jones at 479-633-2050 if you have an hour or so to spare each week.  We can put you right to work!!

SLEEP IN HEAVENLY  PEACE – BENTONVILLE is a local chapter of a national charity (Sleep in Heavenly Peace).  SHP started as a small act of kindness one Christmas in a garage in Idaho Falls over six years ago.  Thanks to some attention from Mike Rowe and his show, Returning The Favor, SHP has grown into a nationwide charity with over 127 chapters in 39 states.  Their motto is “No kid sleeps on the floor in our town”.  Their mission is to provide top-notch bunk beds to children and families in need.  SHP – Bentonville became a local chapter last Fall.  In that short amount of time in 2018, they gave away over 70 beds!  They currently have over 130 requests for beds outstanding with no beds in their inventory – they gave away their last bunk on Christmas Eve. 

   The Outreach Ministry Team along with the Journeymen group are partnering with SHP – Bentonville to build 5-7 bunks.  This means ten to fourteen LOCAL children will be off of the floor!  Our build date is scheduled for Saturday, February 23rd from 9am to 1pm.  We need 10 volunteers to help build the bunks.  No experience is necessary!  SHP – Bentonville provides all of the supplies, all of the tools, and all of the know-how!  We plan to use a Thrivent Action Team to provide snacks and water.  If you would like to volunteer to help, please sign up on the bulletin board in the Narthex.  If you know of a local family sleeping on the floor/couch, please contact a member of the Outreach Ministry Team or Journeymen.  The beds we build can be delivered to families we choose if we know of the need in advance. 

 The cost of this build is $1,750 which covers supplies, mattresses, bedding, pillows, and liability insurance among other things.  This cost will be covered by the Outreach Ministry Team’s budget.  If you would like to make a donation to this event, please place it in the offering plate marked “Bunk Bed Build”.  If you would like to learn more about Sleep In Heavenly Peace, please visit their website:  www.shpbeds.org

CALLED HOME:   Ruth Moore, a former member, passed away in her sleep on January 24th.   Ruth had moved to Peshtigo, WI to be close to her daughter, Diane Shepard,a few years ago.   Cards can be sent to:

              Diane Shepard

              % Ruth Moore

              791 Oak St.  # 1

              Peshtigo, WI 54157

 GREETERS, READERS, AND VIDEO OPERATORS,   We working on scheduling for Lent.  Ash Wednesday is March 6, 2019.  We will be scheduling for our Wednesday 7:00 pm services from March 6 through April 10, and also for Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, April 18 and 19.  Please let the office know if you are, or are not, available to serve.  If we don’t hear from you, you may find you have been added to the schedule at a time that is inconvenient for you.


February 3 through February 9, 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.

Elder’s Meeting                                                 6:30 P.M.


Education Team                                                5:30 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 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  MESSIAH,  Pea Ridge  Pray for the ongoing outreach of Messiah in the Pea Ridge and Bella Vista communities.

Church Ministry—Sunday School:

Please pray for our Sunday School program, our teachers, and for continued growth.

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