April 7, 2019

Communion Service, Sunday [4/7] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Schoolcraft)

Worship Service, Wednesday Lent 6, [4/10] 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM (Pastor Schultz)

Worship Service, Unity Sunday, [4/14] 10:00 AM (Pastor Hudak)

Maundy Thursday, Communion [4/18] 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM (Pastor Schultz)

Good Friday, [4/19] 7:00 P.M Service (Pastor Schultz)

Communion Service, Easter Sunday [4/21] 7:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Spencer)

HT Youth Easter Breakfast, [4/21] 8:15 A.M.

Worship Service, Sunday [4/28] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Bernthal)

Soup Supper [Each Wednesday in Lent] 5:30 PM to 6:45 PM

 UNITY SUNDAY – APRIL 14  Reminder that April 14th is a Unity Sunday with Education hour at 8:45a and one service at 10:00a. Following the service is a lunch and voters meeting. Lunch will be provided by our youth as a fundraiser for the National Youth Gather. The menu is pork bbq or meatloaf with green beans and mashed potatoes, a chicken salad entrée, along with burger and chicken nugget options.

BIBLE CLASS CHANGE  Starting April 14th Pam Pickett’s class will be studying the book of Ruth.  If you are not currently in  a Bible class please join us.  Ruth is a short book but has some really great things to teach us.  See you then!

 FEED MY SHEEP  This is Feed My Sheep Sunday.  Please remember your less fortunate brothers and sisters.  Place your donation in the wagon in the Narthex.  It is greatly appreciated.

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 Darkness Has Not Overcome It"  Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler:  God works through the darkness to overcome the darkness. Even in history's darkest moment, the light is still shining. (John 12:37-50)



9:30 A.M. Pam Pickett leads a study of Ruth.

9:30 A.M Libby Garner leads a Beth Moore study for women in the Conference Room.

9:30 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


Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy!” (Psalm 126:5). Choosing life isn’t always easy. Enduring illnesses, giving birth, caring for children, and speaking truth in love often involve suffering. However, our good Lord forms all people—and their circumstances—for Himself. And life received from Him brings celebrations that eclipse all sorrows. Whoever trusts Christ’s grace will also take hold of His glory (Philippians 3:8-11).

LIFE QUOTES  Jesus came to save us, to show love to us; He came because He is pro-life, pro-eternal life, and He came to give eternal life to you, to me, to those children unwanted by anyone else, to those mothers who have fallen into sin, to the disabled and elderly forgotten by everyone else. Jesus came for you, not to condemn you, but to save you. He came to destroy death with all of its power over us, and His Easter victory, which we will celebrate very soon, is a day of life, eternal life, for all.” Rev. Christopher Maronde, pastor of Saint John Lutheran Church, Decatur, Indiana (Lent V)  –If you wish to support this group, you may do so through their website: www.lutheransforlife.org

LOST AND FOUND  A jar of soup labels was found in the church.  Please call the office to claim.

 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 English as a Second Language class for free to anyone who wants to come.  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!!

 APRIL IS TORNADO AND SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS MONTH  As part of a four-part Emergency Plan Series, the Holy Trinity Safety Team has designated April as Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness month. During this period, members of the congregation will be briefed on what to do during a weather emergency and will be provided instructions on the location of the designated tornado shelter area in the church. Instructional brochures will be provided for each family.

In the future you will receive additional Emergency Plan instructions for Active Shooter, Medical Emergencies and Fires.  

NEWS AND NOTES  Last Sunday’s edition of New and Notes contained duplicate second and third pages.  I apologize for the error.  This makes a really good case for receiving the electronic version since the error occurred in the printing process. 

 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE FOOD PANTRY  Krista Malone, our dedicated Office Assistant suffered a fall which resulted in a broken knee.  As of now, her prognosis is unknown.  Time and medical appointments will tell us more, but presently we are looking at a minimum two week duration.  In order for the Food Pantry to remain open at our current level, we need volunteers for Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from Noon to 4 pm and on Tuesday from 9 am to 1 pm.  Times that we cannot find a volunteer to staff the pantry will mean closing our doors.  Please call or email Elaine or Cameron if you can help.

OUTREACH MINISTRY TEAM  Thank you SO much to everyone that helped provide a spaghetti dinner on Saturday to the families utilizing the Ronald McDonald House area at Mercy in Rogers.  The meal was much appreciated!  If you missed out on helping with this meal, no worries - we are doing it again on Saturday, May 4th.  A signup sheet is on the permanent bulletin board in the Narthex.  This is a really easy outreach opportunity that anyone can do.  Feeling adventurous and want to do this on your own or with a group of friends?  It’s easy!  Go to www.rmhcofarkoma.org.  Click on Get Involved and then choose Share-A-Meal from the drop down menu.  Choose the Rogers location on the next screen and you can see a calendar with available dates through the end of July.  If you have any questions, please contact a member of the Outreach Ministry Team.  Thank you!!


April 7 through April 13, 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.    


Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Study                          2:00 P.M.


Lent 6 Worship                                               10:00 A.M.

Staff Meeting                                                   12:00 P.M.

News & Notes Due                                          12:00 P.M.

Head to Heart                                                    5:00 P.M.

Lent Supper                                                       5:30 P.M.

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

Choir Rehearsal                                                 6:00 P.M.

Lent 6 Worship                                                 7:00 P.M.


Assemble Bulletin                                             1:00 P.M.


Bible Study/Sunday School                              8:45 A.M.

Handbell Choir                                                  8:45 A.M.

Communion                                                     10:00 A.M.