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January 14, 2018

January 14, 2018

 

NEW CONNECTIONS CLASS AND KNOWING GOD CLASS STARTING   Pastor Besel is starting a new session of his “Knowing God” class.   It will begin this Thursday, January 18, at 6:30 PM in Classroom 1.  It will meet on Thursday evenings for about 10 weeks.  We will look at what the Bible says about who God is and then look at the Bible from Genesis to Revelation to see what God does.  Special focus will be on the Trinity, Creation, the Fall, the Covenant, and End Times.  A new “Connections Class” will begin on Sunday morning, January 28, during the Sunday School hour (probably in Classroom 6).  This class is for new members, for people who want to join the congregation, for members who want to review the very basics of our faith, and for people who want to know more about Lutherans.  Through this class, we connect with each other, with God, and with the congregation.  We will look at God’s Grace, the Means of Grace (God’s Word, Baptism, and the Lord’s Supper), and the Church.  You can find details and sign up for either class on the bulletin board in the hallway outside pastor’s office.

GIRL’S LUNCH OUT  Ladies, please join us for good food and a lot of fun as we break our Christmas fast.  We will meet for lunch on Thursday, January 18 at 11:30 am.  This month, our adventures will take us to Mimi’s Café, 2105 Promenade Blvd., Rogers.  Look for the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board and let us know if you can come.

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  "How Well Does Jesus Know Me?" Speaker Emeritus of The Lutheran Hour: Rev. Dr. Ken Klaus
It's nice to have someone know and understand you. Today the Lutheran Hour asks, "How do you feel about Jesus knowing you?"(John 1: 48-51)

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

9:30-10:30 A.M.  Pam Pickett is leading a study of Acts in Classroom 1 (not meeting today)

9:30-10:30 A.M Women’s Bible Study entitled The Patriarchs: Encountering the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.  Study is led by Libby Garner and meets in the Conference Room.

9:30-10:30 A.M Dave Lehenbauer

leads a study for the men in Classroom 2 on 1st Peter.

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 at 2:00pm    Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Study.

 

NOTE  For January only, Pastor Bernthal will hold his Bible Study at 2:00 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays (January 9 and 23).

PASTOR’S PRAYER RETREAT  Pastor Besel will be gone Sunday evening through Wednesday afternoon for his annual prayer and planning retreat.   If you are in need of pastoral care, please contact Pastor Bernthal or Cameron. 

            UNITY SUNDAY NEXT WEEK   A reminder that next Sunday is our first Unity Sunday of 2018.  There will be one service at 10 AM with Sunday School and Bible Classes at 9:45.   A Voters’ Meeting and HTY Café will follow. 

HTY CAFE - JAN 21ST  We hope you can join us for the HTY Cafe next week. All proceeds from the free will offering will support our youth ministry here at Holy Trinity. The menu will include pork brisket, smoked by the Boy Scouts, with a variety of options including plated separate or sandwich, both of which come with mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, and a roll.  There will also be a chicken salad or BBQ pork salad option, hamburgers, chicken nuggets, and fries.  

THE LUTHERAN WITNESS  We need to get our list of subscribers submitted to the Lutheran Witness.  Yearly subscriptions run from April 1 through March 31.  If you are currently a subscriber, it is time to renew your subscription.  Cost per subscription is $15.00.  Please let the church office know if you want to continue or cancel your subscription.

PULLMANN CHRISTMAS CARD CLARIFICATION  There has been some confusion over the Pullmann Christmas card this year and I do apologize for that.  The mention of a "Toothless" refers to a stray cat that has been, a little unwillingly, added to the family.  Nothing more.  Sorry for any confusion.  Happy New Year!

YOUTH – LinkT Sr High Retreat Feb 9th-11th.  Ever wanted to shoot a bow and arrow? What about a cannon? Well here is your chance. This retreat for Sr High will be focused on warfare, specifically the spiritual kind that wages in the hearts and minds of all, while we play games, worship, and shoot some arrows along the way. With special guest speaker, Kyle Blake, who has an urban ministry in Long Beach, California. Registration is due January 19th. Talk to Cameron for more details. Cost will be $50.

2018 DIRECTORY  The office staff will soon begin preparation of the 2018 Directory.  Please be sure that we have all current information for your household, including addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses.  Also, kindly let us know if there is any information that you do not want published.  Keep in mind our listing of Member Owned Businesses.  Let us know if you have changes to your business listing, or if you have a new business you would like to make known.

YOUTH SKI TRIP – Attention Youth, if you are interested in Skiing at Snow Creek in Missouri on the 20th of Jan, please let Cameron know by the 15th. It will be an all-day event. Cost is $30. Contact Cameron for more details.

USED CHRISTMAS CARDS  Remember to save your greeting cards after the holiday for Mission Crafts.  We recycle them to make cards for the rack and Scripture books.  In 2017 we gave out over 200 Scripture books, as well as hosting a craft table at the Trunk or Treat event for children to make their own Scripture books.  We can’t do it without your cards to work with.  Thank you for sharing.  We can also use old scrapbooking supplies, double stick tape, glue or other crafts stuff you want to clean out at home, as well as plastic grocery and shopping bags.  Items can be placed in the Mission Crafts bin in the narthex.  Thank You.

LIFE THOUGHTS IN THE CHURCH YEAR Can anything good come (John 1:46) from surprise pregnancy? How about from defending embryos? From chronic suffering? Incapacitated or unresponsive persons? Truly, truly! Jesus has bought these bodies and lives for God with His own blood (1 Corinthians 6:19-20). He has forever foreseen their purpose even despite our failures and pains. Lamb of God, let us come and see Your grace that we may go and show it. Amen. (Epiphany II) If you wish to support Lutherans for Life,  go to their web site: www.lutherans for life.org


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

January 14 through January 20, 2018

 

SUNDAY

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M.

                                                                             

MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

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

Pastor gone for Prayer Retreat (until Wednesday PM)

 

TUESDAY

No Confirmation Class                                       

 

WEDNESDAY

Clarion Articles Due                                       12:00 P.M.

News and 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.

 

THURSDAY

Girl’s Lunch Out at Mimi’s Café                    11:30 A.M.

Knowing God Class begins                               6:30 P.M.

 

FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin                                             1:00 P.M.

 

NEXT SUNDAY

UNITY SUNDAY

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

Handbell Choir                                                  8:45 A.M.

Communion                                                    10:00 A.M.

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

Circuit Church: Holy Trinity - Rogers– Pray that God will guide our 2018 leaders as they continue to plan how we can SPREAD God’s Grace, GROW in Christ, and CARE for others in the future.

Church Ministry:  Officers  Pray for the Lord to instill Solomon-like wisdom to our 2018 Officers as they guide our congregation into the coming year.

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

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January 7, 2018

January 7, 2018

 

 

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. 

NEW CONNECTIONS CLASS AND KNOWING GOD CLASS STARTING   Pastor Besel is starting a new session of his “Knowing God” class.   It will begin on Thursday, January 18, at 6:30 PM in Classroom 1.  It will meet on Thursday evenings for about 10 weeks.  We will look at what the Bible says about who God is and then look at the Bible from Genesis to Revelation to see what God does.  Special focus will be on the Trinity, Creation, the Fall, the Covenant, and End Times.  A new “Connections Class” will begin on Sunday morning, January 28, during the Sunday School hour (probably in Classroom 6).  This class is for new members, for people who want to join the congregation, for members who want to review the very basics of our faith, and for people who want to know more about Lutherans.  Through this class, we connect with each other, with God, and with the congregation.  We will look at God’s Grace, the Means of Grace (God’s Word, Baptism, and the Lord’s Supper), and the Church.  You can find details and sign up for either class on the bulletin board in the hallway outside pastor’s office.

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  "Breaking News!" Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. Dale A. Meyer  Epiphany calls us to believe that the Light has come into the world. A New Year's message about confidence, if you'll believe it!
(Isaiah 60:1-6 "Arise, shine, for your light has come.")

 

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

9:30-10:30 A.M.  Pam Pickett is leading a study of Acts in Classroom 1 (not meeting today)

9:30-10:30 A.M Women’s Bible Study entitled The Patriarchs: Encountering the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.  Study is led by Libby Garner and meets in the Conference Room.

9:30-10:30 A.M Dave Lehenbauer

leads a study for the men in Classroom 2 on 1st Peter.

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 at 2:00pm    Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Study.

 

NOTE  For January only, Pastor Bernthal will hold his Bible Study at 2:00 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays (January 9 and 23).

 

LEADERS’ RETREAT   A reminder to all our church leaders, we have our annual Leader’s Retreat this Saturday from 8:30 – 12:30 to make plans for this coming year.  If you cannot make it, please let Pastor Besel or the church office know. 

OFFERING ENVELOPES FOR 2018 have been placed at the Giving Center in the Narthex.  Pick yours up today.  If you can’t find yours or if you are a regular attender and want envelopes, see Dean Eisma or the church office.

CRAFT DAY   Do you need some time to just sit, relax and craft?  Saturday, Jan. 13th from 2-9pm we will be hosting a crafting event in the Life Center. Bring whatever you want to work on...scrapbooking, knitting, paper crafting or painting, you name it! Everyone will get their own 6ft table to work on. Bring a snack to share, drinks will be provided. Come and go as your schedule allows. Mission Crafts table will be set up if anyone wants to help make Scripture books. Happy Crafting!

THE LUTHERAN WITNESS  We need to get our list of subscribers submitted to the Lutheran Witness.  Yearly subscriptions run from April 1 through March 31.  If you are currently a subscriber, it is time to renew your subscription.  Cost per subscription is $15.00.  Please let the church office know if you want to continue or cancel your subscription.

USED CHRISTMAS CARDS  Remember to save your greeting cards after the holiday for Mission Crafts.  We recycle them to make cards for the rack and Scripture books.  In 2017 we gave out over 200 Scripture books, as well as hosting a craft table at the Trunk or Treat event for children to make their own Scripture books.  We can’t do it without your cards to work with.  Thank you for sharing.  We can also use old scrapbooking supplies, double stick tape, glue or other crafts stuff you want to clean out at home, as well as plastic grocery and shopping bags.  Items can be placed in the Mission Crafts bin in the narthex.  Thank You.

YOUTH – LinkT Sr High Retreat Feb 9th-11th.  Ever wanted to shoot a bow and arrow? What about a cannon? Well here is your chance. This retreat for Sr High will be focused on warfare, specifically the spiritual kind that wages in the hearts and minds of all, while we play games, worship, and shoot some arrows along the way. With special guest speaker, Kyle Blake, who has an urban ministry in Long Beach, California. Registration is due January 19th. Talk to Cameron for more details. Cost will be $50.

YOUTH SKI TRIP – Attention Youth, if you are interested in Skiing at Snow Creek in Missouri on the 20th of Jan, please let Cameron know by the 15th. It will be an all-day event. Cost is $30. Contact Cameron for more details.

LIFE QUOTES:  Our happiness, therefore, does not depend on a new year or a changed situation, but upon the Lord and our changed relationship, our deepened growth, in Him and in terms of His will for us … ‘Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you’ (Matthew 6:33 KJV).”  R. J. Rushdoony, philosopher, historian, and theologian  If you wish to support Lutherans for Life,  go to their web site: www.lutherans for life.org

TO THINK ABOUT …  “God became man to turn creatures into sons: not simply to produce better men of the old kind but to produce a new kind of man”   (C. S. Lewis).

LIFE THOUGHTS IN THE CHURCH YEAR  Baptism of Our Lord – John’s Baptism convicted every human being – “all the country of Judea” (Mark 1:5). No physical incapacities excused anyone. Jesus’ Baptism consecrates every human being. God, in giving His Son, identifies with us at our weakest and embraces us at our worst. Even when we don’t resemble anything our Maker intended, He doesn’t call us “unwanted” or “better off dead.” Instead He declares, “You are my beloved [child]; with you I am well pleased” (Mark 1:11). In this newness of life (Romans 6:4), Christians can also welcome the least among us. Lord, construct Your kingdom of little ones like us. Amen.


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

December 31, 2017 through January 6, 2018

 

SUNDAY

FEED MY SHEEP

Communion                                                       8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Communion                                                    10:45 A.M.

                                                                             

MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

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

 

TUESDAY

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

Confirmation Class                                           4:30 P.M.

 

WEDNESDAY

News and 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.

 

FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin                                             1:00 P.M.

 

NEXT SUNDAY

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M.

 

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

 

Circuit Church: Messiah, Pea Ridge – Pray that the Lord will lead everyone with His wisdom during 2018.

 

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.

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December 31, 2017

December 31, 2017

 THANK YOU FROM THE STAFF   Pastor Besel and the whole staff here at Holy Trinity want to thank you for all the cards, gifts and glad tidings that we have received this Christmas season.  We appreciate your support and want to wish each of you a Happy New Year.

NEW CONNECTIONS CLASS AND KNOWING GOD CLASS STARTING   Pastor Besel is starting a new session of his “Knowing God” class.   It will begin on Thursday, January 18, at 6:30 PM in Classroom 1.  It will meet on Thursday evenings for about 10 weeks.  We will look at what the Bible says about who God is and then look at the Bible from Genesis to Revelation to see what God does.  Special focus will be on the Trinity, Creation, the Fall, the Covenant, and End Times.  A new “Connections Class” will begin on Sunday morning, January 28, during the Sunday School hour (probably in half of Classroom 1).  This class is for new members, for people who want to join the congregation, for members who want to review the very basics of our faith, and for people who want to know more about Lutherans.  Through this class, we connect with each other, with God, and with the congregation.  We will look at God’s Grace, the Means of Grace (God’s Word, Baptism, and the Lord’s Supper), and the Church.  You can find details and sign up for either class on the bulletin board in the hallway outside pastor’s office.

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 Speaker: “Children of Promise” Our identity as God’s children encourages us to live in His grace, to embrace the freedom Jesus won, and to resist the ways of the world that strive to keep us captive. (Galatians 4:4-7) 

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

9:30-10:30 A.M.  Pam Pickett is leading a study of Acts in Classroom 1 (not meeting today)

9:30-10:30 A.M Women’s Bible Study entitled The Patriarchs: Encountering the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.  Study is led by Libby Garner and meets in the Conference Room.

9:30-10:30 A.M Dave Lehenbauer

leads a study for the men in Classroom 2 on 1st Peter.

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 at 2:00pm    Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Study. 

NOTE  For January only, Pastor Bernthal will hold his Bible Study at 2:00 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays (January 9 and 23). 

FEED MY SHEEP  is next 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.

OFFERING ENVELOPES FOR 2018 have been placed at the Giving Center in the Narthex.  Pick yours up today.  If you can’t find yours or if you are a regular attender and want envelopes, see Dean Eisma or the church office.

THE LUTHERAN WITNESS  Yearly subscriptions to the Lutheran Witness run from April 1 through March 31.  If you are currently a subscriber, it is time to renew your subscription.  Cost per subscription is $15.00.  Current subscribers need to let the church office know if you want to continue or cancel your current subscription.  Also, let us know if you would like to be added to the list of subscribers.

CRAFT DAY   Do you need some time to just sit, relax and craft?  Saturday, Jan. 13th from 2-9pm we will be hosting a crafting event in the Life Center. Bring whatever you want to work on...scrapbooking, knitting, paper crafting or painting, you name it! Everyone will get their own 6ft table to work on. Bring a snack to share, drinks will be provided. Come and go as your schedule allows. Mission Crafts table will be set up if anyone wants to help make Scripture books. Happy Crafting!

CHRISTMAS WITH SINGLES

It was noted that many of our church families shared their activities with single members in our congregation.  A warm THANK YOU for being what a "church family" is.

LIFE QUOTES:  “Our failures won’t undermine the Lord’s reign.  Others; successes can’t overthrow it.  This world will go on as long a God wills and will then give way to new creation.  In Jesus we are guaranteed inclusion in it, as well as having the privilege of participating in His activity—not to assert superiority but to save our opponents from the devil’s deceptions and our neighbors from final destruction.  Let’s exercise our majesty enthusiastically!”  Rev. Michael W. Salemink, executive director of Lutherans For Life–  If you wish to support Lutherans for Life,  go to their web site: www.lutherans for life.org

Christmas Carol History

For many people, Christmas is just one night or one day.  The truth is that the Holy Christian Church has celebrated Christ’s birth for the twelve days between Christmas (December 25) and Epiphany (January 6).  Usually when we think of the Twelve Days of Christmas, we think of the song by that name.  What in the world do leaping lords, French hens, swimming swans, and especially that partridge who won't come out of the pear tree have to do with Christmas?  From 1558 until 1829, Roman Catholics in England were not allowed to practice their faith openly.  Someone during that era wrote this carol as a catechism song for young Catholics.  It has two levels of meaning; the surface meaning, plus a hidden meaning known only to members of their church.  Each element in the carol has a code word for a religious reality, which the children could remember.

 

1.  The partridge in a pear tree was Jesus Christ.

2.  Two turtledoves were the Old and New Testaments.

3.  Three French hens stood for faith, hope and love.

4.  The four calling birds were the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.

5.  The Five golden rings recalled the Torah or Law, the first five books of the Old Testament.

6.  The six geese a-laying stood for the six days of creation.

7.  Seven swans a-swimming represented the sevenfold gifts of the Holy Spirit: Prophesy, Serving, Teaching, Exhortation, Contribution, Leadership, and Mercy.

8.  The eight maids a-milking were the eight beatitudes.

9.  Nine ladies dancing were the nine fruit of the Holy Spirit: Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness and Self-control.

10.  The ten lords a-leaping were the Ten Commandments.

11.  Eleven pipers piping stood for the eleven faithful disciples.

12.  Twelve drummers drumming symbolized the twelve points of belief in the Apostles' Creed.

So there is your history lesson for today and now you know how that strange song became a Christmas Carol!  


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

December 31, 2017 through January 6, 2018

 

SUNDAY

Communion                                                       8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Communion                                                    10:45 A.M.

                                                                             

MONDAY –NEW YEAR’S DAY

Office Closed

 

WEDNESDAY

Staff Meeting                                                  12:00 P.M.

News and 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.

 

THURSDAY

Youth Ministry Team Meeting                        5:30 P.M.

 

FRIDAY

Assemble Bulletin                                             1:00 P.M.

Card Group                                                                6:30 P.M.

 

NEXT SUNDAY  FEED MY SHEEP

Communion                                                       8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Communion                                                    10:45 A.M.

 

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

Circuit Church: Faith, Bentonville – Pray for God’s continued blessing on faithful Word and Sacrament ministry and intentional discipleship.

Church Ministry: Journeymen:  Pray that God will speak to the hearts of the men of our church leading them to a journey to real, biblical manhood together.  And that Christ will become the standard for their faith and life.

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

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December 24, 2017

December 24, 2017

 

CHRISTMAS SERVICES    Because today is Christmas Eve we are having only one service this Sunday morning.  Sunday School and Bible Classes are at 8:45 with our worship service at 10:00 AM.  The Christmas Eve Family Service of Lessons and Carols will be at 7 PM tonight.  Each family is invited to bring a candle and holder to place on the tables up front to represent their family during the Candle lighting part of the service.  Tomorrow we celebrate Christ’s Mass – a special Communion Service to celebrate the birth of Jesus at 10 AM.

Campus CONNECTion  Care packages were sent out to all of our college students (that we have addresses for) just in time for finals.  The students appreciated them VERY much!  Thank you to Christy Lehenbauer for providing an Action Team to help pay for the shipping costs.  Thank you to those who donated restaurant gift cards – each student received a gift card in their care package.  A special THANK YOU to those who financially support this outreach; we were able to include $10 gas cards in each care package to help with the cost of coming home for the holidays!  And last, but certainly not least, THANK YOU to Shirley Bernthal for baking homemade cookies for the care packages.  If you would like to support this ministry, please sign up on the bulletin board in the Narthex or contact Casey Bolte. 

 

 

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 Speaker: Rev. Dr. Ken Klaus.  “The Greatest Story Ever Told” What is your favorite story?  This Christmas Eve Day, The Lutheran Hour speaks about God’s greatest story. (Luke 1:30-32a)

 

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

9:30-10:30 A.M.  Pam Pickett is leading a study of Acts in Classroom 1 (not meeting today or December 31)

9:30-10:30 A.M Women’s Bible Study entitled The Patriarchs: Encountering the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.  Study is led by Libby Garner and meets in the Conference Room.

9:30-10:30 A.M Dave Lehenbauer

leads a study for the men in Classroom 2 on 1st Peter.

 

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 1st & 3rd Tuesdays at 2:00pm,

    Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Study.

OFFERING ENVELOPES FOR 2018 have been placed at the Giving Center in the Narthex.  Pick yours up today.  If you can’t find yours or if you are a regular attender and want envelopes, see Dean Eisma or the church office.

THANK YOU   Heartfelt appreciation to my wonderful family at Holy Trinity, for your prayers, visits, phone calls, and well wishes during my recent hospital stay.  Merry Christmas to each of you and prayers for a wonderful New Year.       – Mary Hartwig

 

 

THANK YOU FROM THE STAFF  Pastor Besel and the whole staff here at Holy Trinity want to thank you for all the cards, gifts and glad tidings that we have received this Christmas season.  We appreciate your support and want to wish each of you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

 

 

Merry CHRISTmas SIGNS   It’s not too late.  The Outreach Ministry Team is providing signs for people to put up in their yards this Advent – Christmas season like we have the crosses for the Lenten season.  Pick up your sign in the Narthex and share your faith in Jesus. 

THE LUTHERAN WITNESS  Yearly subscriptions to the Lutheran Witness run from April 1 through March 31.  If you are currently a subscriber, it is time to renew your subscription.  Cost per subscription is $15.00.  Current subscribers need to let the church office know if you want to continue or cancel your current subscription.  Also, let us know if you would like to be added to the list of subscribers.

CRAFT DAY   Do you need some time to just sit, relax and craft?  Saturday, Jan. 13th from 2-9pm we will be hosting a crafting event in the Life Center. Bring whatever you want to work on...scrapbooking, knitting, paper crafting or painting, you name it! Everyone will get their own 6ft table to work on. Bring a snack to share, drinks will be provided. Come and go as your schedule allows. Mission Crafts table will be set up if anyone wants to help make Scripture books. Happy Crafting!

LIFE QUOTES:  “So celebrate that divine-human Gift who has so changed your life by His Spirit.  Praise Him for His gracious forgiveness and rightenousness.  Praise Him as the One who will one day transform the mortal into immortality.  Indeed, He who was once a baby has changed and is changing lives and will one day change His whole creation.”  Rev. David Fuerstenau, Holy Truth Lutheran Church, Ketchikan, Alaska–  If you wish to support Lutherans for Life,  go to their web site: www.lutherans for life.org

TO THINK ABOUT

“The giver of every good and perfect gift has called upon us to mimic God’s giving, by grace through faith, and this is not of ourselves.”    -- St. Nicholas

LIFE THOUGHTS IN THE CHURCH YEAR   Jesus brought God delicately amidst sinners, as humble in crucifixion as He was helpless in conception.  Yet this estate did not hinder but in fact heralded the full realm and reign of God for us.  And thereby He reaffirmed the worth of even the feeblest human beings.  God’s gift of life arrives all the better for the plain packaging He habitually hides it behind.  Lamb of God, make our taking hold of You to cradle Your little ones as well.  Amen. (Advent 4/Christmas Eve)

 

 

A POSITIVE THOUGHT

If God had a refrigerator, your picture would be on it.

If He had a wallet, your photo would be in it.

He sends you flowers every spring, and a sunrise every morning.

Whenever you want to talk, He'll listen.

He could live anywhere in the universe, and He chose your heart.

What about the Christmas gift He sent you in Bethlehem;

not to mention that Friday at Calvary.

Face it, He's crazy about you.


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

December 24 through December 30, 2017

 

 

SUNDAY

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

Handbell Choir                                                  8:45 A.M.

Worship                                                           10:00 A.M.

Family Christmas Eve Service of                     7:00 P.M.

      Lessons & Carols                                          

                                                                             

MONDAY –CHRISTMAS DAY

Communion                                                    10:00 A.M

 

WEDNESDAY

News and Notes Due                                      12:00 P.M.

 

FRIDAY

Assemble Bulletin                                             1:00 P.M.

 

NEXT SUNDAY

Communion                                                       8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Communion                                                    10:45 A.M. 

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

Circuit Church:  Peace, Prairie Grove – Pray for the Lord’s leadership through their vacancy.

Church Ministry: Sunday School:  Pray that our students, both young and old, grow in faith and learn to love and follow You. 

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

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December 17, 2017

December 17, 2017

 

THE CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS SERVICE is this Wednesday at 7 PM.  The children of our Sunday School will be presenting a program entitled “Operation Baby King.”  There is an Advent Supper served in the Life Center by the Youth from 5:30-6:45.

Merry CHRISTmas SIGNS   The Outreach Ministry Team is providing signs for people to put up in their yards this Advent – Christmas season like we have the crosses for the Lenten season.  Pick up your sign in the Narthex and share your faith in Jesus.

CHRISTMAS SERVICES NEXT WEEKEND   Because Christmas Eve is next Sunday, we will be having only one service on Sunday morning.  Sunday School and Bible Classes will be at 8:45 with our worship service at 10:00 AM.  The Family Service of Lessons and Carols will then be at 7 PM Christmas Eve.  Each family is invited to bring a candle and holder to place on the tables up front to represent their family during the Candlelighting part of the service.  Christ’s Mass – A Communion Service to celebrate the birth of Jesus will at 10 AM on Christmas morning.

 

WHERE’S PASTOR BESELPastor and Shirley Besel are in Colorado this weekend to attend the graduation ceremonies for their daughter Angie from Physical Therapy School.  They will be flying back to Dallas Sunday afternoon and driving home on Monday.

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 Speaker: Rev. Dr. Dale A. Meyer.  “Life Narrows Down” John the Baptist had a passion for the Lamb of God.  What’s your passion in life?  How far into the future will it take you? (John 1:6-8, 19-28 (John testifies to Christ))  

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

9:30-10:30 A.M.  Pam Pickett is leading a study of Acts in Classroom 1

9:30-10:30 A.M Women’s Bible Study entitled The Patriarchs: Encountering the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.  Study is led by Libby Garner and meets in the Conference Room.

9:30-10:30 A.M Dave Lehenbauer

leads a study for the men in Classroom 2 on 1st Peter.

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 1st & 3rd Tuesdays at 2:00pm,

    Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Study. 

LIFE QUOTES:  “The hinge of history can be found on a Bethlehem Door.”  Evangelist J. John –  If you wish to support Lutherans for Life,  go to their web site: www.lutherans for life.org

OFFERING ENVELOPES FOR 2018 have been placed at the Giving Center in the Narthex.  Pick yours up today.  If you can’t find yours or if you are a regular attender and want envelopes, see Dean Eisma or the church office.

THE LUTHERAN WITNESS  Yearly subscriptions to the Lutheran Witness run from April 1 through March 31.  If you are currently a subscriber, it is time to renew your subscription.  Cost per subscription is $15.00.  Current subscribers need to let the church office know if you want to continue or cancel your current subscription.  Also, let us know if you would like to be added to the list of subscribers.

 

CARD RACK FUNDRAISER   Check out the card selection in the rack in the narthex. We've added some new ones, as well as quite a few Christmas cards. Take the cards you need and then make a donation to the Holy Trinity Food Pantry and place it in the offering basket. This is a year-round Mission Crafts activity to help raise funds to feed the hungry who come to our church for help. 

 

This Christmas…

….keep a promise…welcome a stranger…seek out a forgotten friend

…listen…brighten the heart of a child…encourage the young

..express your gratitude…take pleasure in the beauty and wonder of the earth

…speak your love…and speak it again

 

—Third Lutheran Church, Louisville KY

LIFE THOUGHTS IN THE CHURCH YEAR   Lord Jesus specializes in bestowing dignity upon lives the world views as insignificant or inconvenient (Isaiah 61:1-2).  Indeed, He has dealt with each of us according to this graciousness.  Therefore we savor participating in it by speaking and showing it to both our neighbors and the culture (Isaiah 61:4).  Light of Life, anoint us with Your voice of grace to bring the poor good news.  Amen. (Advent 3) 

Christmas Reminders

 

Christmas has become extremely commercialized. Everywhere we look we see Christmas trees, lights, presents, signs enticing us to buy this or that for the people on our lists. But let’s try to keep our thoughts focused on the real meaning of the season.

When we see a wreath, let's remember that God's love is never ending.

When we see the lights, let's remember that Jesus is the light of the world.

When we see candles, let's remember that our lights, however small, shine brightly enough to spread to those around us.

When we see presents, let's remember that God gave us the greatest gift of all in His Son, Jesus Christ.

When we see a Christmas tree, let's remember a tree on top of a hill called Calvary.

When we see snow, let's remember the One who cleanses our sins in a way that makes them pure white.

When we sing carols, let's remember the importance of making a joyful noise unto the Lord.

When we sit down to Christmas dinner, let's remember that Jesus is the bread of life.

When we see all those around us in need, whether physically, financially, emotionally, or spiritually, let's remember that Christmas really shouldn't be limited to one season of the year. God's gift was for all seasons. And, every time we share that gift, it's Christmas!

 

Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!  (2 Corinthians 9:15)

 


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

December 17 through December 23, 2017

 

 

SUNDAY

Communion                                                                                      8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                                               9:30 A.M.

Communion                                                                                   10:45 A.M

 

MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

Pastor Besel returns from Vacation

ESL                                                                                                          6:30 P.M.

 

TUESDAY

Circuit Pastors meeting at Bentonville                          9:30 A.M. – 2 P.M.

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

Confirmation Class                                                                      4:30 P.M.

 

WEDNESDAY

Advent Supper                                                                                5:30 P.M.

News and Notes Due                                                                12:00 P.M.

Children’s Christmas Service                                                7:00 P.M.

 

FRIDAY

Assemble Bulletin & Clarion                                                 1:00 P.M.

 

NEXT SUNDAY – CHRISTMAS EVE

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

Handbell Choir                                                                               8:45 A.M

Worship                                                                                           10:00 A.M.

Family Christmas Eve Service of Lessons &               7:00 P.M.

       Carols

CHRISTMAS DAY  (Monday)

Communion                                                                                   10:00 A.M. 

FOR YOUR PRAYERS: 

Circuit Church:  Salem, Springdale  Pray that the Lord will increase our multiethnic unity in Christ and inspire an urgency to share the Gospel with all people.

Church Ministry: Church Staff:  Pray for our Pastor, Education Director, and all staff at Holy Trinity that with Your light shining through them, they will help lighten an ever darkening world.

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

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December 3, 2017

December 3, 2017

 

FEED MY SHEEP  is this Sunday.  We appreciate your donations as the pantry assistance needs continue to increase with the approaching holidays.  Bring either food staples or monetary donations that can be used to purchase food at a greatly reduced price through the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank.

BAPTISM  This morning we welcome our newly baptized member, Madison Claire Finley.  Maddie is the daughter of Stuart and Deb Finley and Christy Smith.  Her God-parent is Ashliegh Baker.  Please keep Maddie and her family in your prayers as she continues her journey of faith in Our Lord.

Merry CHRISTmas SIGNS   The Outreach Ministry Team is providing signs for people to put up in their yards this Advent – Christmas season like we have the crosses for the Lenten season.  Pick up your sign in the Narthex and share your faith in Jesus.

HOLY TRINITY ANGEL TREE  is now set up and ready to go for the Christmas season for those in need through the Salvation Army.  We started with 10 tags for boys and girls and 10 tags for Senior adults.  There are still a couple left to be filled.  Please help us make a special Christmas for those in need in our community.  Cards and gifts need to be at Holy Trinity by December 8 to meet the prearranged Salvation Army pickup.  Contact Pat Rader @ 479-644-4153 with questions.

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 Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. Dale A. Meyer.  “Advent Adventure” Sometimes our faith gets weaker, sometimes it grows stronger.  Let’s take this Advent to heart, and “live by faith, and not by sight.”(Mark 13:24-37)

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

9:30-10:30 A.M  Pam Pickett is leading a study of Acts in Classroom 1

9:30-10:30 A.M Women’s Bible Study entitled The Patriarchs: Encountering the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.  Study is led by Libby Garner and meets in the Conference Room.

9:30-10:30 A.M Dave Lehenbauer

leads a study for the men in Classroom 2 on 1st Peter.

 

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 1st & 3rd Tuesdays at 2:00pm,

    Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Study.

FOOD PANTRY  We need a volunteer to pick up food at the NWA Food Bank.    A truck is a necessity for this project.    Please contact Krista or Elaine in the office if you can help. 

LADIES ADVENT BY CANDLELIGHT

Please join us tonight from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.  Bring an appetizer to share.  We begin by enjoying food and fellowship followed by a service that includes singing Christmas favorites.  The theme for this year is “Advice.”   If we could sit down with the people from the Christmas story what kind of advice would they give us.  This is a time to center ourselves on Christ before we get too wrapped up in all the Christmas craziness.  If you have any questions please contact Pam Pickett

ADVENT SERVICES  begin this Wednesday at 10 AM and 7 PM.  There is an Advent Supper served in the Life Center by the Music Ministry from 5:30-6:45.  The theme for our services this year is “It’s About Time…”

ADVENT MEAL  Join us Wednesday, December 6th from 5:30 – 6:30 pm for a meal before our evening Advent service.  This week’s meal is Spaghetti, Salad, and Garlic Bread and is sponsored by the Music Ministry and Praise band.  All donations collected at the meal will be given to the Office of Human Concern to be used in their community outreach which includes Meals on Wheels, utility assistance programs, and senior activity centers.

OFFERING ENVELOPES FOR 2018 have been placed at the Giving Center in the Narthex.  Pick yours up today.  If you can’t find yours or if you are a regular attender and want envelopes, see Dean Eisma or the church office.

PROJECT YES I CAN 2018 starts today.  And, just what is Project Yes I Can?  If you check the bulletin board in the Narthex you will find signup sheets that will add your name to the lists of persons willing to help in various ways to enhance worship here at Holy Trinity.  We need Greeters, Readers, Video Operators, Lead and Assistant Counters, and Office Help.  If you marked these positions on your Time and Talent sheet, we probably already have you listed.  Many hands make light work, so volunteer and make a difference.  Job descriptions are available if needed.  If you have questions, your dedicated office staff will be happy to answer them.

FLOWER CHART    The new Flower Chart for 2018 has been put up in the hall near the bathrooms.  Please sign up for the Sunday(s) you want to sponsor (and include the reason if it is for a special purpose).  The cost each Sunday is $60 per Sunday or $30 per bouquet if you want to split the Sunday with someone.  Take one of the flower envelopes from the board and place it in the offering plate.  It would be helpful is you write down the date for the Sunday for which you are providing the flowers.

YOUTH PROGRESSIVE DINNER If you have not already, please sign up for the Youth Progressive Dinner, for the night of December 9th, with Cameron and make sure to complete your Modern Mission waiver!

LIFE QUOTES:  “God created you in the womb.  He formed your very being.  He called you by name for His great plans.  He made your life new through the Holy One of Israel.  God gave you a new heart through Christ.  God has loved you so deeply—and He give you the gift of life sodeeply—that He gave you the heart of Christ.  HIS heart beats within you.  THAT is God’s gift of grace.”  Rev. Paul J. Frank, Hosanna Lutheran Church and School, Mesa Arizona –  If you wish to support Lutherans for Life,  go to their web site: www.lutherans for life.org

LIFE THOUGHTS IN THE CHURCH YEAR  The hand of God tenderly, intentionally forms every human person (Isaiah 64:8).  No life happens by mistake (though God’s accidents would surpass humankind’s grandest feats).  Inabilities due to stage or state of life do not disqualify a person any more than our sins (Isaiah 65:6) disqualify us.  Without our merit or worthiness does He make us each His own, on account of His Fatherly goodness?  Omniscient Lord of all, reveal to us the wonders You bring out of every human life until we cherish them all.  Amen.  (Advent 1)


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

December 3 through December 9, 2017

 

 

SUNDAY (FEED MY SHEEP)

Communion                                                                                      8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                                               9:30 A.M.

Communion                                                                                   10:45 A.M

Youth Meeting                                                                              12:30 P.M.

Advent by Candlelight for Women                                    6:00 P.M.

 

MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

ESL                                                                                                          6:30 P.M.

Elders Meeting                                                                                6:30 P.M.

 

TUESDAY

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

Confirmation Class                                                                      4:30 P.M.

Education Meeting                                                                       5:30 P.M.

Outreach                                                                                             6:30 P.M.

 

WEDNESDAY

Advent Service                                                                            10:00 A.M.

News and Notes Due                                                                12:00 P.M.

Advent Supper                                                                                5:30 P.M.

ESL                                                                                                          6:30 P.M.

Advent Service                                                                               7:00 P.M.

 

THURSDAY

Youth Ministry Team Meeting                                             5:30 P.M.

 

FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin                                                                        1:00 P.M.

 

SATURDAY

Youth Progressive Dinner                                                      4:00 P.M.

 

NEXT SUNDAY

Worship                                                                                              8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                                               9:30 A.M

Worship                                                                                           10:45 A.M 

FOR YOUR PRAYERS: 

Circuit ChurchSt. John’s Fayetteville; Pray that God would guide the outreach of the congregation and the assimilation of new members.

Church Ministry: Fellowship Ministry Team:  Lord, bless the busy, helping hands of our congregation as they prepare the many meals that often precede services and help soothe the pain of those grieving the loss of loved ones.

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

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November 5, 2017

November 5, 2017

 

FEED MY SHEEP  is this Sunday.  We appreciate your donations as the pantry assistance needs continue to increase and supplies are quite low.  Bring either food staples or monetary donations that can be used to purchase food at a greatly reduced price through the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank.

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS   This morning we are pleased to welcome into our congregation Lynn and Donna Spencer during the 10:45 service.  Lynn and Donna come to us by transfer from St. John’s Lutheran Church in Meade, Kansas.  Welcome to our congregation.

THANKSGIVING/CHRISTMAS BASKETS  will once again be offered to members of our congregation. We need your donations to make this a success !  Please bring in items typically used to prepare a Holiday dinner.  Place items on the giving Center counter so we can keep those items separate from the Pantry donations.  We also need monetary donations so we can include presents in the Christmas baskets.  Please mark you donation for the Christmas Baskets and put in the offering plate.  If you would like to RECEIVE A BASKET please contact the Church office by Wednesday, November 15th.   We need to know if you would like a basket for Thanksgiving or Christmas. 

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  “Blessed Are the Pure in Heart”  Speaker: Dr. Dale A. Meyer.  This weekend many churches observe All Saints Sunday, remembering those who have died in the Christian faith.  That prompts us to ask, what does it take to get to heaven?  Jesus tells us in Matthew 5:8 “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.”  What that means in this week’s Lutheran Hour message.  (Matthew 5:8)

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

9:30-10:30 A.M. – Pastor Besel is leading a video study on “A Man Named Martin” in Classroom 1

9:30-10:30 A.M. – Women’s Bible Study entitled The Patriarchs: Encountering the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.  Study is led by Libby Garner and meets in the Conference Room.

9:30-10:30 A.M. – Dave Lehenbauer

leads a study for the men in Classroom 2 on “Fatherhood.”

 

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 1st & 3rd Tuesdays at 2:00pm, Pastor Bernthal,s Bible Study.

 

THANK YOU to all the volunteers who cleaned the driveway and parking lot after the new roof was installed.  And, also to those who cleaned concrete dust inside after the gym floor was refinished.  Your hard work is much appreciated.

YOUTH COLOR WAR – TODAY  Ever want to fight with color and make your clothes stand out at the same time? Join us today after second service for our first color war. Hope you remembered to wear white clothes that you don’t mind getting a little color on. Open to 6th-12th grade.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

November is here and that means; it is time to start packing shoe boxes for children around the world! Check the Narthex for lists of appropriate items and make sure to bring in any shoeboxes you have. Packing dates are November 16 and 17 from 5-7pm and November 18 starting at 1pm, so mark your calendar. Food will be provided for those who help. If you have any questions, talk to Cameron.

PASTOR BESEL GONE   Pastor and Shirley Besel will be taking a couple of days of vacation this week to attend the wedding of their nephew, Travis Besel, on Friday in St. Louis.  They will leave on Thursday and return on Saturday.  If you are in need of pastoral care, contact your elder or Pastor Bernthal.

2018 PLEDGES   If you have not returned your financial commitment form for 2018 or your updated Time and Talent forms to the office, please do so this week.  The budget committee will be meeting soon to work on the budget for next year and needs an idea of what people are planning to give.

 COME TO ISRAEL   You are invited to join our group going to Israel March 20th – 30th, 2018.  We have 23 people going and there is still plenty of room available.  On the bulletin board in the Narthex there are packets that include the itinerary, hotel information and pricing.  This is an all-inclusive trip and we will be visiting all of the major sites.  If you have any questions about the trip or would like to join us please contact Pam Pickett 479-601-2550 or pamsue27@gmail.com

 LIFE THOUGHTS IN THE CHURCH YEAR  God’s people regard it as our privilege and delight to abstain from sexual immorality (1 Thessalonians 4:3-7).  The eternal joys of godly relationships and bodily service to neighbors (1 Thessalonians 4:9) more than make up for whatever momentary gratification we forego.  Heavenly Bridegroom, captivate our hearts by Your self-giving love that we desire in body and soul to receive Your blessings and serve Your kingdom.  Amen.  (Pentecost XXII)

DAYSPRING ANNUAL WAREHOUSE SALE  Each year on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday before Thanksgiving week, Day Spring hosts their annual warehouse sale in Siloam Springs.  Dates for this year are Thursday through Saturday, November 16-18.  The sale will be at Day Spring’s warehouse building across from their headquarters at 21153 Highway 16 East, Siloam Springs.  While the theme focuses primarily on Christmas items, they also have non-holiday items available.  Many products are offered at huge discounts of 50-80 %.  During the sale, the Day Spring Ministry Team will sponsor a coat drive for children and adults to benefit Potter’s House.

 LIFE QUOTES:  “God calls us all to support widows and orphans, that certainly does not mean every person is equipped to adopt a child.  You can support a child in need without becoming his or her parent.  Consider sponsoring a child overseas, going on a short-term mission trip to an orphanage, or financially supporting couples who adopt children through adoption grant-giving organizations.  There are many ways to become involved.”  Kim Laube, B.A. Lutheran Family Service, Urbandale, Iowa.  If you wish to support this group, go to their web site : www.lutherans for life.org

TO THINK ABOUT

What oxygen is to the lungs, such is hope to the meaning of life.”

                                           -- Emil Brunner

 


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

November 5 through November 11, 2017

SUNDAY

Communion                                                       8:00 A. M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Communion                                                    10:45 A.M

Youth Meeting                                                12:00 P.M.

 

MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

ESL                                                                     6:30 P.M.

Elders Meeting                                                  6:30 P.M.

 

TUESDAY

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

Confirmation Class                                           4:30 P.M.

Education Meeting                                           5:30 P.M.

Outreach                                                            6:30 P.M.

 

WEDNESDAY

News and Notes Due                                      12:00 P.M.

ESL                                                                     6:30 P.M.

Choir Rehearsal                                                6:30 P.M.

Praise Group Rehearsal                                   7:30 P.M.

 

THURSDAY

Pastor Besel on vacation through Saturday

 

FRIDAY

Jr. High LinkT Retreat  (Through Sunday)      

 

NEXT SUNDAY

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M.

 

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

Circuit ChurchGrace Church, Holiday Island: Ask for God’s leadership among us as we set our ministry goals for 2018.

Church Ministry: Education Ministry Team:  Lord, guide and encourage our Education Ministry Team as they touch the lives of our congregation through Sunday School and other programs. 

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

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October 15, 2017

October 15, 2017

 

COMMITMENT SUNDAY NEXT WEEK   Next Sunday we will be concluding our stewardship series on “Empowered by Grace” with our commitment Sunday.  This week, we will be mailing to each family a letter with a Commitment Form, a Time and Talent sheet, a two-sided chart for giving and an envelope for you to return your Commitment Form and Time and Talent sheet(s) to the church.  We will be bringing these to the altar as part of our service next Sunday.  If you don’t get a letter or need more forms, contact the church office.

TRUNK OR TREAT  Don’t forget to sign up in the Narthex for your trunk or trunks! Remember that decoration is not required but we do have prizes for the three best-decorated trucks so start looking for cool ideas and deals to make your trunk the best! If decorating isn’t your thing, there are lots of other opportunities to help; like serving the meal or supervising the games. Talk to Cameron if you have any questions.

YOUTH HIKE AT HOBBS  Attention Youth and Families! Its not to late to sign up for our hike today at Hobbs State Park. We will be leaving after second service, around 12:15p or so. It is ‘Bring Your Own Lunch’ and make sure you bring a water container. We should be back before 5:00pm. Talk to Cameron if you have any questions.

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“Luther the Man: Called by God to Boast in Him”  Speaker: Rev. Dr. Gregory Seltz.  Although Martin Luther is widely regarded as one of the most influential people of the last 500 years, he knew he was no big deal, compared to Christ.  (1 Corinthians 1:26-31)

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

9:30-10:30 A.M. – Pastor Besel is leading a video study on “A Man Named Martin” in Classroom 1

9:30-10:30 A.M. – Women’s Bible Study entitled The Patriarchs: Encountering the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.  Study is led by Libby Garner and meets in the Conference Room.

9:30-10:30 A.M. – Dave Lehenbauer

leads a study for the men in Classroom 2 on “Fatherhood.”

 

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.. 1st & 2nd (October Only) Tuesdays at 2:00 pm, Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Study

PORTALS OF PRAYER   The new issue of Portals of Prayer is available in the Narthex.  Please help yourself to as many copies as you can use. 

NEW WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY STARTS TODAY   This Sunday the Women's Bible Study will start a new study, THE PATRIARCHS:  ENCOUNTERING THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB, by Beth Moore.  The study has both DVDs and a workbook. Workbooks can be purchased at LifeWay Christian Store.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL)  Our classes are overflowing.  We are trying to reach as many students as possible, but find we could really use a couple of individuals to help us out.  Spanish language skills would be helpful, but are not necessary.  If you are available Monday and/or Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m., please call Peggy Jones at (479) 633-2050.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

Sam’s Club has Christmas trees up and we all know what that means; its time to start packing shoe boxes for children around the world! Check the Narthex for lists of appropriate items and make sure to bring in any shoe boxes you have. Packing dates are November 16 and 17 from 5-7pm and Nover 18 starting at 1pm. Food will be provided for those who help. If you have any questions, talk to Cameron.

GIRL’S LUNCH OUT  October 19th at Zoe’s Kitchen, 4007 W. Walnut.  This is a fairly new restaurant that none of us have tried, so this will be an adventure as well as a fun time.  Sign-up sheet is posted in the Narthex. 

TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH OPEN HOUSE  All are invited to the Lutheran Camp on Petit Jean for an open house at the historic Trinity Lutheran Church today, Oct. 15 at 5 p.m. The second and final phase of the historic restoration of the church is nearly complete. The church, which sits on the camp property, was built in 1886. Fellowship and refreshments will follow in the camp dining hall, along with a report on other changes at the Lutheran Camp. Those planning to attend are asked to call or email ahead of time so there is plenty of food: director@lutherancamp.org; 501-652-6304.

LUTHER QUOTE FOR THE WEEK “True love to God does not act in this way, but in the heart it thinks and with the lips says: Lord God, I am thy creature; do with me as thou wilt, it matters not to me.  I am ever thine, that I know, and if thou desirest, I will die this very hour or suffer any great misfortune; I will cheerfully do so from my heart.“(Church Postils, Trinity 18)

LIFE QUOTES:  “When the God of the universe, Who created and redeemed us, call us by name, claiming us as His very own and assuring us that nothing can snatch us from His hand, where we are engraved, could there be any more loving and comforting words when we are living life even in the midst of death?”  Lynette Auch, president of Lutherans For Life..  If you wish to support this group, go to their web site : www.lutherans for life.org

COME TO ISRAEL   You are invited to join our group going to Israel March 20th – 30th, 2018.  We have 23 people going and there is plenty of room for you to come.  On the bulletin board in the Narthex there are packets that include the itinerary, hotel information and pricing.  This is an all-inclusive trip and we will be visiting all of the major sites.  If you have any questions about the trip or would like to join us please contact Pam Pickett 479-601-2550 or at pamsue27@gmail.com

 

An Offertory Prayer

Loving Creator, You have generously and graciously given us blessing after blessing, gift after gift, kindness after kindness.  Your steadfast love and amazing grace abound in our lives.  You are awesome, and we are humbled and deeply grateful.

Now we give our tokens of love and appreciation to You.  First, we offer our grateful hearts, minds and souls.  Receive our praise and thanksgiving.  We also offer the gifts of our labor, our monetary offerings, and our pledge of talent, time and service. 

Help us to be dedicated servants for You in our daily lives so we may be more worthy of the life You have given us.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

October 15 through October 21, 2017

SUNDAY

Communion                                                       8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Communion                                                    10:45 A.M.

 

MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

ESL                                                                     6:30 P.M.

 

TUESDAY

Confirmation Class                                           4:30 P.m.

 

WEDNESDAY

News and Notes Due                                      12:00 P.M.

ESL                                                                     6:30 P.M.

Choir Rehearsal                                                6:30 P.M.

Praise Group Rehearsal                                   7:30 P.M.

 

THURSDAY

Girl’s Lunch Out at Zoe’s Kitchen                 11:30 A.M.

 

FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

 

NEXT SUNDAY

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

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

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M.

 

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

Circuit ChurchMessiah, Pea Ridge: Lord, bless our congregation to continue to faithfully proclaim the Law and Gospel to Your people.

Church Ministry:  Church Officers: Prayers that God would lead members of the congregation to accept positions of leadership for the open positions and that He would guide us as we work on next year’s budget.

Pray also for our Military:  Especially Jake Button, who is in the National Guard..  Also, remember, Timothy Gibson, son of Harry and Ann Gibson, serving in the U.S. Navy.

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October 8, 2017

October 8, 2017

 

INSTALLATION AT FAITH, BENTONVILLE   The members of Holy Trinity are invited to join the people at Faith Lutheran Church in Bentonville this afternoon at 4:00 PM as they install Rev. Neil Vanderbush as their new pastor.  Pastor Vanderbush and his wife Holly served their vicarage at Faith.  He then planted Messiah Lutheran Church in Pea Ridge as a mission of Faith Lutheran.  

HELPING HANDS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED  The next day for our congregation to support Helping Hands is this Saturday, October 14th. Helping Hands is a congregation-supported organization that sells donated goods in order to buy food and cover other expenses for those in need. They routinely provide food for nearly 100 families a day and they need our help to support this important community effort. A sign up sheet is available in the Narthex, or you can contact Dave Ferguson for more information.

TRUNK OR TREAT  The sign up sheet is up for trunks and the Education Team is getting exciting!  Remember that decoration isn't required but we do have prizes for the three best decorated trucks so start looking for cool ideas and deals to make your trunk the best!

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“No Selfies Needed”  Speaker: Rev. Dr. Gregory Seltz.  God isn’t afraid of messy people.  He loves the broken, embraces the outcast, and seeks the lost.  (Philippians 4:4-14)

 

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

9:30-10:30 A.M. – Pastor Besel is leading a video study on “A Man Named Martin” in Classroom 1

9:30-10:30 A.M. – Women’s Bible Study entitled Believing God.  Study is led by Libby Garner and meets in the Conference Room.

9:30-10:30 A.M. – Dave Lehenbauer

leads a study for the men in Classroom 2 on “Fatherhood.”

 

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.. 1st & 2nd (October Only) Tuesdays at 2:00 pm, Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Study

 

PORTALS OF PRAYER   The new issue of Portals of Prayer is available in the Narthex.  Please help yourself to as many copies as you can use.  Feel free to take some to give to other people as well.

NEW WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY STARTS NEXT SUNDAY   On October 15th the Women's Bible Studywill start a new study, THE PATRIARCHS:  ENCOUNTERING THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB, by Beth Moore.  The study has both DVDs and a workbook. Workbooks can be purchased at LifeWay Christian Store.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL)  Our classes are overflowing.  We are trying to reach as many students as possible, but find we could really use a couple of individuals to help us out.  Spanish language skills would be helpful, but are not necessary.  If you are available Monday and/or Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m., please call Peggy Jones at (479) 633-2050.

PASTOR BERNTHAL’S BIBLE STUDY

Will meet the second Tuesday of the month, October 10th at 2:00 P.M.  This change is only for the month of October.   Schedule will be back to normal in November (1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 2:00 P.M.)  The Bernthals will be in Florida for the last half of the month.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

Packing for Operation Christmas Child will be happening mid- November so bring in any shoe boxes you have around and keep your eyes open for great deals on gift ideas.  Extra copies of the list of suggested items are available in the Narthex.

TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH OPEN HOUSE  All are invited to the Lutheran Camp on Petit Jean for an open house at the historic Trinity Lutheran Church Sunday, Oct. 15 at 5 p.m. The second and final phase of the historic restoration of the church is nearly complete. The church, which sits on the camp property, was built in 1886. Fellowship and refreshments will follow in the camp dining hall, along with a report on other changes at the Lutheran Camp. Those planning to attend are asked to call or email ahead of time so there is plenty of food: director@lutherancamp.org; 501-652-6304.

LUTHER QUOTE FOR THE WEEK .. The sum of this Gospel then is: Love and necessity control all law; and there should be no law that cannot be enforced and applied in love.  If it cannot, then let it be done away with, even though an angel from heaven had promulgated it.  All this is intended to help and strengthen our hearts and consciences.  In this way our Lord himself teaches us how we should humble ourselves and be subject one to another. (Church Postils, Trinity 17)

LIFE QUOTES:  ““Why do we strive to protect tiny embryos in Petri dishes or frozen in a fertility clinic?  Because they are created, redeemed, and little ones whom God wants to call.”  Rev. Dr. James I. Lamb, former executive director of Lutherans For Life.  If you wish to support this group, go to their web site : www.lutherans for life.org

DISTRICT PASTORS CONFERENCE  Pastor Besel will be attending the Mid-South District Pastors’ Conference in Memphis from Wednesday through Friday.  If you are in need of Pastoral Care, please call Cameron, your elder, or Pastor Bernthal.

 COME TO ISRAEL   You are invited to join our group going to Israel March 20th – 30th, 2018.  We have 23 people going and there is plenty of room for you to come.  On the bulletin board in the Narthex there are packets that include the Itinerary, hotel information and pricing.  This is an all-inclusive trip and we will be visiting all of the major sites.  If you have any questions about the trip or would like to join us please contact Pam Pickett 479-601-2550 or at pamsue27@gmail.com

LWML FALL ZONE RALLY will be Saturday, October 14, 2017, beginning with registration and refreshments at 9:00 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 2730 E. Township Road, Fayetteville.  The theme is “Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life.”  Guest speaker is Eric Jensen.  Please RSVP to Barbara 

Osing 479-521-5291 by October 4th.


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

October 8 through October 14, 2017

 

 

SUNDAY

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M.

Installation of Pastor Vanderbush                  4:00 P.M.

          at Faith, Bentonville

 

MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

ESL                                                                     6:30 P.M.

 

TUESDAY

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

Council Meeting                                                6:30 P.M.

 

WEDNESDAY

News and Notes Due                                      12:00 P.M.

ESL                                                                     6:30 P.M.

Choir Rehearsal                                                6:30 P.M.

Praise Group Rehearsal                                   7:30 P.M.

Pastor Besel at District Pastors

   Conference in Memphis                             10/11-10/13

 

FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

 

SATURDAY

Helping Hands                                                    

 

NEXT SUNDAY

Communion                                                       8:00 A.M.

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

Communion                                                    10:45 A.M.

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

Circuit ChurchFaith  Bentonville: Pray for God’s blessing on the Installation of Rev. Neil Vanderbush this afternoon and on his ministry at Faith.

Church Ministry:  Church Office Staff – Pray God for His guidance and blessings on those who seek to serve Him in this ministry and pray that visitors to Holy Trinity will see Jesus reflected in the faces of the staff.

Pray also for our Military:  Especially Jake Button, who is in the National Guard..  Also, remember, Timothy Gibson, son of Harry and Ann Gibson, serving in the U.S. Navy.

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October 1, 2017

October 1, 2017

 

FEED MY SHEEP  is this Sunday.  We appreciate your donations as the pantry assistance needs continue to increase as supplies are quite low.  Bring either food staples or monetary donations that can be used to purchase food at a greatly reduced price through the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank.

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS   This morning we are pleased to welcome into our congregation Stuart and Deb Finley during the 10:45 service.  Deb comes to us by transfer from King of Kings Lutheran Church in Kansas City, Missouri.  Stuart comes to by by Reaffirmation of Faith.  Welcome to our congregation.

NONA COPPINGER MEMORIAL SERVICE   Nona Coppinger died early Wednesday morning at Innisfree Nursing Home following a stroke a few weeks ago.  A memorial service for Nona will be held here at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church on Monday morning at 10:30 AM.  Burial of her cremains will happen in the future.

PORTALS OF PRAYER   The new issue of Portals of Prayer is available in the Narthex.  Please help yourself to as many copies as you can use.  Feel free to take some to give to other people as well.

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“Power to Overcome Worry and Anxiety”  Speaker: Rev. Dr. Gregory Seltz—Thanksgiving and anxiety are two opposing forces.  Have you ever thanked God for your problems, pains, and suffering?  (Philippians 4:4-13) 

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

9:30-10:30 A.M. – Pastor Besel is leading a video study on “A Man Named Martin” in Classroom 1

9:30-10:30 A.M. – Women’s Bible Study entitled Believing God. Study is led by Libby Garner and meets in the Conference Room.

9:30-10:30 A.M. – Dave Lehenbauer

leads a study for the men in Classroom 2 on “Fatherhood.”

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.. 1st & 3rd Tuesdays at 2:00 pm, Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Study

 TRUNK OR TREAT  The sign up sheet is up for trunks and the Education Team is getting exciting!  Remember that decoration isn't required but we do have prizes for the three best decorated trucks so start looking for cool ideas and deals to make your trunk the best!

HELPING HANDS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED  The next day for our congregation to support Helping Hands is on Saturday, October 14th. Helping Hands is a congregation-supported organization that sells donated goods in order to buy food and cover other expenses for those in need. They routinely provide food for nearly 100 families a day and they need our help to support this important community effort. A sign up sheet is available in the Narthex, or you can contact Dave Ferguson for more information.

 

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

Make sure to check your bulletin for the insert with a list of gifts that are perfect for OCC and is small enough to fit in a pocket. Packing will be happening mid- November so bring in any shoe boxes you have around and keep your eyes open for great deals on items like these. 

PINOCHLE CARDSWe will again be playing Pinochle on Friday, October 6th and invite any newcomers that enjoy the game.  We meet in the Fellowship Hall at 6:00 p.m. to set up and start playing cards at 6:30.  There are tasty snacks to enjoy and great fellowship to share.  Coffee and water are there to wash down those goodies.  Look forward to seeing “ya all.”

MILITARY BIBLESTICKS   We thank you for your gifts.  Our total this year was $3,270.  That’s about 130 Biblesticks for our military.

LUTHER QUOTE FOR THE WEEK .. If you are so deep in sin that your heart denies you all grace and the mercy of God and makes you think there is no hope for you, as many consciences are ensnared by such anxiety and distress; then turn about and look here how friendly and graciously God allows himself to be pictured by Christ in this Gospel; that you may observe that he means it well with you from his heart; and that he is not here either to condem or excommunicate you, but to preserve your soul forever.  (Church Postils, Trinity 16)

LWML FALL ZONE RALLY will be Saturday, October 14, 2017, beginning with registration and refreshments at 9:00 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 2730 E. Township Road, Fayetteville.  The theme is “Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life.”  Guest speaker is Eric Jensen.  Please RSVP to Barbara 

Osing 479-521-5291 by October 4th.

COME TO ISRAEL   You are invited to join our group going to Israel March 20th – 30th, 2018.  We have 23 people going and there is plenty of room for you to come.  On the bulletin board in the Narthex there are packets that include the Itinerary, hotel information and pricing.  This is an all-inclusive trip and we will be visiting all of the major sites.  If you have any questions about the trip or would like to join us please contact Pam Pickett 479-601-2550 or at pamsue27@gmail.com

ELIZABETH BURLESON DEATH    We heard last week that Elizabeth Burleson, a long-time memberat Holy Trinity died onSeptember 13 in Tennessee.    If you wish to send condolences to her daughter, her address is:  Shara Krusac, 421 Moore Rd.  War Trace, TN   37183.

LIFE QUOTES:  “To be weak, frail,

vulnerable, and helpless does not reduce either your inherent worth or your ability to contribute meaningfully to the lives of those around you.  In your weakness you can contribute great things.  You can provide the opportunity to your loved ones to discover strength, compassion, and faith that they didn’t know you had.  You can ease their fears about their own final days.  You can pull families together that haven’t been together in a long time.   You can simply be there so the ones you love can love you back.”  Cheryl Magness, writer, musician, and homeschool mom.  If you wish to support this group, go to their web site : www.lutherans for life.org


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

October 1 through October 7, 2017

 

SUNDAY -FEED MY SHEEP

Communion                                                       8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Communion                                                    10:45 A.M.

 

MONDAY

Cameron at District Youth Meeting (Petit Jean)

Nona Coppinger Memorial Service                 10:30 A.M.

Elders                                                                         6:30 P.M.

ELS                                                                     6:30 P.M.

 

TUESDAY

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

Confirmation Class                                           4:30 P.M.

Education Meeting                                           5:30 P.M.

Outreach                                                            6:30 P.M.

 

WEDNESDAY

News and Notes Due                                      12:00 P.M.

ELS                                                                     6:30 P.M.

Choir Rehearsal                                                6:30 P.M.

Praise Group Rehearsal                                   7:30 P.M.

 

THURSDAY

Youth Ministry Team Meeting                        5:30 P.M.

 

FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin                                             1:00 P.M.

Cards                                                                  6:30 P.M.

 

NEXT SUNDAY

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

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

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M.

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

Circuit ChurchPeace, Prairie Grove:  Pray for the Lord’s leadership through their vacancy.

Church Ministry:  Journeymen  Pray that the Holy Spirit guides their Bible Study on Fatherhood and helps the men of this congregation serve their families as good husbands and fathers.

Pray also for our Military:           Especially Jake Button, who is in the National Guard, and Andy Boyd who is in the Air Force.  Also, remember, Timothy Gibson, son of Harry and Ann Gibson, serving in the U.S. Navy.

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September 24, 2017

September 24, 2017

 

FEED MY SHEEP  is next Sunday.  We appreciate your donations as the pantry assistance needs continue to increase.  Bring either food staples or monetary donations that can be used to purchase food at a greatly reduced price through the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank.

MILITARY BIBLESTICKS:   This year we are again giving the members of Holy Trinity an opportunity to provide Military Biblesticks to chaplains who can share them with servicemen and women who desire them.  Each one costs $25.  Over the last 5 years, members at Holy Trinity have touched 226 soldiers and their families.  If you wish to make a contribution, make checks out to Holy Trinity and turn in today., the 24th.  A donor for Faith Comes by Hearing has promised to match every contribution received by September 29.  To date, the church in America has provided 828,357 Military Bible Sticks, including 49,721 to VA hospitals last year.  They currently have requests for 22,000 that need to be filled.  Over the last two Sundays, members of Holy Trinity have contributed $1,125.

PORTALS OF PRAYER   The new issue of Portals of Prayer is available in the Narthex.  Please help yourself to as many copies as you can use.  Feel free to take some to give to other people as well.

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 Latest Polls”  Speaker: Rev. Dr. Ken Klaus--Believing the latest public opinion poll is not the same thing as believing the truth.  (Matthew 21:8-11 and Luke 23:23-25)

   HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES Sunday

9:30-10:30 A.M. – Pastor Besel is leading a video study on “A Man Named Martin” in Classroom 1

9:30-10:30 A.M. – Women’s Bible Study entitled Believing God. Study is led by Libby Garner and meets in the Conference Room.

9:30-10:30 A.M. – Dave Lehenbauer

leads a study for the men in Classroom 2 on “Fatherhood”

 

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.. 1st & 3rd Tuesdays at 2:00 pm, Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Study  

LIFE QUOTES:  “We have been freely received by the Lord God . . . Since He generously extends compassion and forgiveness to each human being, we receive as freely, respect as fully, and defend as fiercely as we have been received, respected, and defended.”  Rev. Michael W. Salemink, executive director of Lutherans For Life. 

SCHEDULE CHANGE   The Church Council decided to change our worship schedule for October to facilitate a special service to celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation.  The Unity Sunday on October 15 has been moved to October 29.

SAMARITAN CENTER CAFÉ   Our next date to serve at the Samaritan Center Café is this coming Saturday, September 30.  The first shift is from 8:30 AM – 12:45 PM.  This shift will assist in the kitchen preparing food and the plates that will be served to our guests.  The café requires that volunteers are 16 years of age or older to work in the kitchen.  The second shift is from 10:00 A.M. to 12:45 P.M.  This shift will prepare the drinks, take orders, and serve the plates of food for our guests.  All ages are welcome for this shift.  It is a great opportunity for our younger youth as well to serve. If you can help, please sign up on the bulletin board in the Narthex.  Please contact Dorothy Button at 479-361-2967 if you have any questions. 

TRUNK OR TREAT  The sign up sheet is up for trunks and the Education Team is getting exciting!  Remember that decoration isn't required but we do have prizes for the three best decorated trucks so start looking for cool ideas and deals to make your trunk the best!

HELPING HANDS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED  The next day for our congregation to support Helping Hands is on Saturday, October 14th. Helping Hands is a congregation-supported organization that sells donated goods in order to buy food and cover other expenses for those in need. They routinely provide food for nearly 100 families a day and they need our help to support this important community effort. A sign up sheet is available in the Narthex, or you can contact Dave Ferguson for more information.

THANK YOU   Susan Holt and Sherrie Dick, the daughters of Esther Reiber, would like to thank the congregation for their prayers and condolences.  “Mom would be very pleased to know so many cared about her.  We also want to say a special thanks to the people who brought food, and to the ladies who served us lunch after the funeral service.  It was beautiful and very much appreciated.  Mom loved her church and her friends here, and we know you will miss her, but that you also rejoice with us, know she is home with her Lord and Savior.”

LWML FALL ZONE RALLY will be Saturday, October 14, 2017, beginning with registration and refreshments at 9:00 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 2730 E. Township Road, Fayetteville.  The theme is “Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life.”  Guest speaker is Eric Jensen.  Please RSVP to Barbara 

Osing 479-521-5291 by October 4th.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

Make sure to check your bulletin for the insert with a list of gifts that are perfect for OCC and is small enough to fit in a pocket. Packing will be happening mid- November so bring in any shoe boxes you have around and keep your eyes open for great deals on items like these. 

DISASTER RELIEF:   Hurricans Harvey and Irma have done considerable damage to Texas and Florida.  There have been other disasters as well.  Your financial help is needed.  You can donate to Lutheran ChurchCharities at http://www.lutheranchurchcharities.org/

You can also donate through the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod Disaster Response.  Their website is:

https://www.lcms.org/disaster-respons

LUTHER QUOTE FOR THE WEEK

But it is one thing to have possessions and another to serve them; to have mammon, and to make a god out of it.  Job also was wealthy, he had great possessions and was more powerful than all who lived in the East, as we read in the first part of the book of Job: yet he says, in Job 31, 24-25 “If I have made gold my hope, and said to the fine gold, Thou art my confidence; have I rejoiced because my wealth was great, and because my hand has gotten much?”   (Church Postils, Trinity 15) 

TO THINK ABOUT …  “Give me a stock clerk with a goal and I’ll give you a man who will make history.  Give me a man with no goals and I’ll give you a stock clerk.”                    

                                                    - J.C. Penney


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

September 24-September 30, 2017

 

SUNDAY

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M.

 

MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

ELS                                                                     6:30 P.M.

 

TUESDAY

Confirmation Class                                           4:30 P.M.

 

WEDNESDAY

News and Notes Due                                      12:00 P.M.

ATG                                                                     4:00 P.M.

ELS                                                                     6:30 P.M.

Choir Rehearsal                                                6:30 P.M.

Praise Group Rehearsal                                   7:30 P.M.

 

FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin                                             1:00 P.M.

 

SATURDAY

Confirmation Class Trip to Passion Play      11:30 A.M.

 

NEXT SUNDAY – FEED MY SHEEP

Communion                                                       8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Communion                                                    10:45 A.M.

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

Circuit ChurchSt. John’s, Fayetteville.  Pray that God would guide the outreach of the congregation and the assimilation of new members.

Church Ministry—Sunday School.  Pray for God to guide our teachers and students as they Grow in Christ this year. 

Pray also for our Military:           Especially Jake Button, who is in the National Guard, and Andy Boyd who is in the Air Force.  Also, remember, Timothy Gibson, son of Harry and Ann Gibson, serving in the U.S. Navy.

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September 17, 2017

September 17, 2017

 

BIKES, BLUES AND BBQ   is coming up on September 20th through the 23rd.  Just like last year, our Journeymen’s Ministry will be sponsoring a breakfast for bikers as they tour through Northwest Arkansas.  In order to fix the breakfast, we will need about 18 to 20 people to help us with the preparation, cooking and serving.  Everything will be provided by the Journeymen’s Ministry, with the aid of a Thrivent Action team grant to cover part of the costs. We will also be giving out free bottled water on the Thursday and Friday, 11 A.M. to 4 P.M., to encourage bikers to stop back by for the breakfast on Saturday. 

WHAT WE NEED IS—YOU!!!  We will need help on Thursday and Friday, as we will give out the water in front of church from 11 am to 4 pm each day.  Then we will also need help on Saturday with the breakfast.  We need guys, and gals, to help each day.

THIS IS A GREAT OUTREACH opportunity for our church as there will be more than 200,000 people visiting NWA that weekend.  A SIGN-UP SHEET IS IN THE NARTHEX.

SCHEDULE CHANGE   The Church Council decided to change our worship schedule for October to facilitate a special service to celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation.  The Unity Sunday on October 15 has been moved to October 29.

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 “Unleash the Power of Forgiveness in Your Life” Speaker:  Rev. Dr. Gregory Seltz--Life with God is not about keeping score; it’s about living for others in the grace Jesus earned for us.  (Matthew 18:21-35)

   HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES Sunday

9:30-10:30 A.M. – Pastor Besel is leading a Bible Class on the Augsburg Confession in Classroom 1

9:30-10:30 A.M. – Women’s Bible Study entitled Believing God. Study is led by Libby Garner and meets in the Conference Room.

9:30-10:30 A.M. – Dave Lehenbauer

leads a study for the men in Classroom 2 on “Fatherhood”

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.. 1st & 3rd Tuesdays at 2:00 pm, Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Study

 LWML FALL ZONE RALLY will be Saturday, October 14, 2017, beginning with registration and refreshments at 9:00 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 2730 E. Township Road, Fayetteville.  The theme is “Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life.”  Guest speaker is Eric Jensen.  Please RSVP to Barbara 

Osing 479-521-5291 by October 4th.

SAMARITAN CENTER CAFÉ   Our next date to serve at the Samaritan Center Café is Saturday, September 30.  The first shift is from 8:30 AM – 12:45 PM.  This shift will assist in the kitchen preparing food and the plates that will be served to our guests.  The café requires that volunteers are 16 years of age or older to work in the kitchen.  The second shift is from 10:00 A.M. to 12:45 P.M.  This shift will prepare the drinks, take orders, and serve the plates of food for our guests.  All ages are welcome for this shift.  It is a great opportunity for our younger youth as well to serve. If you can help, please sign up on the bulletin board in the Narthex.  Please contact Dorothy Button at 479-361-2967 if you have any questions.

 

TEXAS DISASTER:   Hurricans Harvey and Irma have done considerable damage to Texas and Florida.   Your financial help is needed.  You can donate to Lutheran ChurchCharities at http://www.lutheranchurchcharities.org/

You can also donate through the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod Disaster Response.  Their website is:

https://www.lcms.org/harvey.

 

MUSICIANS WANTED: We would like to do a special collaboration on Reformation (Unity Sunday – Oct. 29) and Christmas Eve (7pm) this year.  The piece for Reformation is A Mighty Fortress.  We are looking for singers, and 2 trumpets, French horn, trombone, tuba, and timpani players.  The brass and timpani players should be of moderate skill level.  The piece for Christmas Eve is Sing We Now of Christmas.  There are parts for flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, French horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, percussion, violin, viola, cello, and string bass.  Anyone interested should have at least 3 years of training on their instrument.  There are many other pieces for any combination of these instruments that we can play throughout the year.  If you are interested at all, please email LeAnn Girshner at maestro_LMM@yahoo.com.

LUTHER QUOTE FOR THE WEEK

In the first place, it is a characteristic of faith to presume to trust God’s grace, and it forms a bright vision and refuge in God, doubting nothing it thinks God will have regard for his faith, and not forsake it.  For where there is no such vision and confidence, there is no true faith, and there is no true prayer nor any seeking after God. But where it exists, it makes man bold and anxious freely to bring his troubles unto God, and earnestly to pray for help.   (Church Postils, Trinity 14)

LIFE QUOTES:  “Every time you meet another human being you have the opportunity.  It’s a chance at holiness.  For you will do one of two things.  Either you will build him up or you will tear him down.  There are no useless, minor meetings.  There are no dead-end jobs.  There are no pointless lives.  Swallow your sorrows; forget your grievances and all the hurt your poor life has sustained.  Turn your face truly to the human before you and let her, for one pure moment, shine.  Think er important, and then she will suspect that she is fashioned of God.”  Walt Wangerin, pastor and author.

If you wish to support this group, go to their web site : www.lutherans for life.org

MILITARY BIBLESTICKS:   This year we are again giving the members of Holy Trinity an opportunity to provide Military Biblesticks to chaplains who can share them with servicemen and women who desire them.  Each one costs $25.  Over the last 5 years, members at Holy Trinity have touched 226 soldiers and their families.  If you wish to make a contribution, make checks out to Holy Trinity and return by Sunday, September 24.  A donor for Faith Comes by Hearing has promised to match every contribution received by September 29.  To date, the church in America has provided 828,357 Military Bible Sticks, including 49,721 to VA hospitals last year.  They currently have requests for 22,000 that need to be filled.


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

September 17-September 23, 2017

 

SUNDAY

Communion                                                       8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Communion                                                    10:45 A.M.

 

MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

ELS                                                                     6:30 P.M.

 

TUESDAY

Circuit Pastors at Bella Vista Lutheran                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           9 – 2

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

Confirmation Class                                           4:30 P.M.

 

WEDNESDAY

News and Notes Due                                      12:00 P.M.

ATG                                                                     4:00 P.M.

ELS                                                                     6:30 P.M.

Choir Rehearsal                                                6:30 P.M.

Praise Group Rehearsal                                   7:30 P.M.

 

THURSDAY

Pastor’s Group Meets at Holy Trinity                                       9 – 2

BBBQ Water Distribution                                             11 - 4

Girls Lunch Out at Egg & I                             11:30 A.M.

 

FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

BBBQ Water Distribution                                                                                                                                                                                                                            11 – 4

Assemble Bulletin                                             1:00 P.M.

 

SATURDAY

BBBQ Breakfast                                                 7:00 A.M.

 

NEXT SUNDAY

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

Bible Study/Sunday Schoo1                            9:30 A.M.

Handbell Choir                                 9:30 A.M.

Worship                                          10:45 A.M.

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

Circuit ChurchSt. John’s, Fayetteville.  Pray that God would guide the outreach of the congregation and the assimilation of new members.

Church Ministry--Music Ministry: 

Pray also for our Military:           Especially Jake Button, who is in the National Guard, and Andy Boyd who is in the Air Force.  Also, remember, Timothy Gibson, son of Harry and Ann Gibson, serving in the U.S. Navy.

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September 10, 2017

September 10, 2017

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS  This morning we are thanking our Sunday School teachers for this past year and installing them for this new school year.  We thank the following teachers who helped last year and will be continuing this next year:  Nicci Winters, Sabrina Isbell, Nicole Bowers, Nancy Eisma,  Kacey Studyvin and substitutes Amy Wright and Kevin Brockhoff.  New teachers this year include Jeff Simson and Eric Kerr.  We also thank Dean Eisma for teaching the Junior High last year. 

MILITARY BIBLESTICKS   This year we are again giving the members of Holy Trinity an opportunity to provide Military Biblesticks to chaplains who can share them with servicemen and women who desire them.  Each one costs $25.  Over the last 5 years, members at Holy Trinity have touched 226 soldiers and their families.  If you wish to make a contribution, make checks out to Holy Trinity and return by Sunday, September 24.  A donor for Faith Comes by Hearing has promised to match every contribution received by September 29.  To date, the church in America has provided 828,357 Military Bible Sticks, including 49,721 to VA hospitals last year.  They currently have requests for 22,000 that need to be filled.

NEW MEN’SBIBLE STUDY  Dave Lehenbauer is beginning a new Bible study for men today in Classroom 2 on “Fatherhood.”

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.   “Who’s the Greatest?”  Rev. Dr. Gregory Seltz says that Jesus redefined greatness.  He came, not to be served, but to serve and to give His life as a ransom for many.  (Matthew 18:1-20)

   HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

9:30-10:30 A.M. – Pastor Besel is leading a Bible Class on the Augsburg Confession in Classroom 1

9:30-10:30 A.M. – Women’s Bible Study entitled Believing God. Study is led by Libby Garner and meets in the Conference Room.

9:30-10:30 A.M. – Dave Lehenbauer

leads a study for the men in Classroom 2 on “Fatherhood”

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

 

Tuesday.. 1st & 3rd Tuesdays at 2:00 pm, Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Study

 

LUTHER QUOTE FOR THE WEEK

But, Christ, the true Samaritan, takes the poor man to himself as his own, goes to him and does not require the helpless one to come to him; for here is no merit, but pure grace and mercy; and he binds up his wounds, cares for him and pours in oil and wine, this is the whole Gospel from beginning to end.  (Church Postils, Trinity 13)

MARTIN LUTHER SPECIAL THIS TUESDAY   A new PBS special has been produced to honor the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation this year in conjunction with Thrivent Financial and various Lutheran groups.  This special entitled “Martin Luther:  The Idea that Changed the World” will be televised this Tuesday evening at 7 PM on AETN.  We encourage you to watch it or DVR it for another time.

LADIES EVENING BIBLE STUDY   NEW!  Bible Journaling class at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 13th.   It will be a one-time class to see if anyone is interested in continuing.  We will have prayers, bible study, discussion and journaling and COLORING!  Oh boy!    If you are interested, please join us.  We will have materials for the first night and see if anyone is interested.  If we decide to continue the class, you will need to purchase the journal ($10).  Pray about it and see if the Lord is calling you to give this a try.

LWML FALL ZONE RALLY will be Saturday, October 14,2017, beginning with registration and refreshments at 9:00 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 2730 E. Township Road, Fayetteville.  The theme is “Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life.”  Guest speaker is Eric Jensen.  Please RSVP to Barbara 

Osing 479-521-5291 by October 4th if you plan to attend.

SAMARITAN CENTER CAFÉ   Our next date toserve at the Samaritan Center Café is Saturday, September 30.  The first shift is from 8:30 AM – 12:45 PM.  This shift will assist in the kitchen preparing food and the plates that will be served to our guests.  The café requires that volunteers are 16 years of ageor older to work in the kitchen.  The second shift is from 10:00 AM- 12:45 PM.  This shift will prepare the drinks, take orders and serve the plates of food for our guests.  All ages are welcome for this shift.  Itis a great opportunity for our younger youth as well to serve.    If you can help, please sign up on the bulletin board in the Narthex.  Please contact Dorothy Button at 479-361-2967 if you have any questions.

TEXAS DISASTER   Hurricane Harvey has been very destructive for the people along the Texas coast, especially in the Houston area.  Instead of doing a door offering, here are a couple of places where you can contribute money or find other ways to help those in need.  First, the Texas District website has a section with updates and a place to give.  That web address is:  https://txlcms.org/how-can-i-help-hurricane-harvey/#  (or just go to: https://txlcms.org).

   You can also donate to Lutheran ChurchCharities.  Their website is:  http://www.lutheranchurchcharities.org/

   You can also donate through the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod Disaster Response.  Their website is:

https://www.lcms.org/harvey.

MUSICIANS WANTED: We would like to do a special collaboration on Reformation (Oct. 29 - late service) and Christmas Eve (7pm) this year.  The piece for Reformation is A Mighty Fortress.  We are looking for singers, and 2 trumpets, french horn, trombone, tuba, and timpani players.  The brass and timpani players should be of moderate skill level.  The piece for Christmas Eve is Sing We Now of Christmas.  There are parts for flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, french horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, percussion, violin, viola, cello, and string bass.  Anyone interested should have at least 3 years of training on their instrument.  There are many other pieces for any combination of these instruments that we can play throughout the year.  If you are interested at all, please email LeAnn Girshner at maestro_LMM@yahoo.com.

LIFE QUOTES  “What do we have to share with the frail elderly who wonder about God’s purpose for their lives:  They are created, redeemed, and called, and as long as God gives them life, He gives their lives meaning and purpose.”  Rev. Dr. James I. Lamb, former executive director of Lutherans for Life.  If you wish to support this group, go to their web site : www.lutherans for life.org

TO THINK ABOUT ….

“If we focus on difference, our focus is on each other.  If we focus on unity, our focus is on God.”  -- Unknown


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

September 10-September 16, 2017

 

 

SUNDAY

Worship                                            8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                 9:30 A.M.

Worship                                          10:45 A.M.

 

MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

Elder’s Meeting                                6:30 P.M.

ELS                                                    6:30 P.M.

 

TUESDAY

Clarion Information Due               12:00 P.M.

Confirmation Class                           4:30 P.M.

Council Meeting                               6:30 P.M.

Martin Luther show on AETN           7:00 P.M.

 

WEDNESDAY

Pastor Besel Off for Cataract Surgery

News and Notes Due                     12:00 P.M.

ATG                                                    4:00 P.M.

Ladies Evening Bible Study            5:30 P.M.

ELS                                                     6:30 P.M.

Choir Rehearsal                                6:30 P.M.

Praise Group Rehearsal                   7:30 P.M.

 

THURSDAY

Pastor Besel Off After Surgery

Youth Ministry Team Meeting        5:30 P.M.

 

FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin                            1:00 P.M.

 

NEXT SUNDAY

Communion                                      8:00 A.M.

Bible Study/Sunday Schoo1           9:30 A.M.

Handbell Choir                                 9:30 A.M.

Communion                                    10:45 A.M.

 

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

Circuit Church Living Savior, Bethel HeightsPray God would guide the outreach of the congregation and the assimilation of new members.

Church Ministry.  Hispanic Ministry Team – Pray that God would draw students, teachers, and aides into our classes. 

Pray also for our Military:           Especially Jake Button, who is in the National Guard, and Andy Boyd who is in the Air Force.  Also, remember, Timothy Gibson, son of Harry and Ann Gibson, serving in the U.S. Navy.

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September 3, 2017

September 3, 2017

 

FEED MY SHEEP  Is today.  We appreciate your donations asthe pantry assistance needs have increased during the summer months.  If you forgot items for the wagon, you may make a monetary donation in the jar to help out.

LABOR DAY         Tomorrow is Labor Day.  The church office is closed.

SUNDAY SCHOOL   Our first official Sunday School is next Sunday, September, 10th.  We will of course still have Sunday school this Sunday.

LADIES EVENING BIBLE STUDY   We will begin with a Bible Journaling class on Sept. 13 qat 5:30 pm. It will be a one time class to see if anyone is interested in continuing. We will have prayer, bible study, discussion and journaling and COLORING! That's the rage right now and why not give it a try?? If you are interested and would like to attend the Sept. 13th class, please join us. We will have materials for the first night. If you like it and want to continue, you will need to purchase the journal ($10), which is available from Amazon.com (or we can order one for you). This will be a "come and go" type of class...once you have the journal, you can use it at home on your own if you can't come to class. 

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.   “Finding Life in Jesus’ Steps”

Speaker:  Rev. D. Gregory Seltz

Take joy in the gift of being a follower of Christ who is willing to take His lead and be ordered by His steps.  (Matthew 16:24-25)

   HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

9:30-10:30 A.M. – Pastor Besel is leading a Bible Class on the Augsburg Confession in Classroom 1

9:30-10:30 A.M. – Women’s Bible Study entitled Believing God. Study is led by Libby Garner and meets in the Conference Room.

9:30-10:30 A.M. – Dave Lehenbauer

leads a study for the men in Classroom 2.

 

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

USHER SERVICE   We are looking for a “few good men” to step up and volunteer to be Ushers either for the Early Service or the Late Service.  If you would like to serve the Lord in this capacity, there are Usher volunteer sheets located next to the bulletins in the Narthex.  Additionally, we are looking for volunteers just to help with the collection.  For questions, contact R. C. Roll or Dave Frevert.

TEXAS DISASTER   Hurricane Harvey has been very destructive for the people along the Texas coast, especially in the Houston area.  Instead of doing a door offering, here are a couple of places where you can contribute money or find other ways to help those in need.  First, the Texas District website has a section with updates and a place to give.  That web address is:  https://txlcms.org/how-can-i-help-hurricane-harvey/#  (or just go to: https://txlcms.org).

   You can also donate to Lutheran ChurchCharities.  Their website is:  http://www.lutheranchurchcharities.org/

MUSICIANS WANTED: We would like to do a special collaboration on Reformation (Oct. 29 - late service) and Christmas Eve (7pm) this year.  The piece for Reformation is A Mighty Fortress.  We are looking for singers, and 2 trumpets, french horn, trombone, tuba, and timpani players.  The brass and timpani players should be of moderate skill level.  The piece for Christmas Eve is Sing We Now of Christmas.  There are parts for flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, french horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, percussion, violin, viola, cello, and string bass.  Anyone interested should have at least 3 years of training on their instrument.  There are many other pieces for any combination of these instruments that we can play throughout the year.  If you are interested at all, please email LeAnn Girshner at maestro_LMM@yahoo.com.

BIKES, BLUES AND BBQ   is coming up on September 20th through the 23rd.  Just like last year, our Journeymen’s Ministry will be sponsoring a breakfast for bikers as they tour through Northwest Arkansas.  In order to fix the breakfast, we will need about 18 to 20 people to help us with the preparation, cooking and serving.  Everything will be provided by the Journeymen’s Ministry with the aid of a Thrivent Action team grant to cover part of the costs. We will also be giving out free bottled water on the Thursday and Friday before the breakfast to encourage bikers to stop by for the breakfast on Saturday. 

WHAT WE NEED IS—YOU!!  We will need help on Thursday and Friday as we will give out the water in front of church from 11 am to 4 pm each day.  Then we will also need help on Saturday with the breakfast.  We need guys and gals to help each day.

THIS IS A GREAT OUTREACH opportunity for our church as there will be more than 200,000 people visiting NWA that weekend.  A SIGN-UP SHEET IS IN THE NARTHEX.

CONDOLENCES   We want to express our Christian sympathy to Nona Coppinger, one of our shut-in members.  Her sister, Juanita Tolbert died on Monday.  The funeral was Saturday.  Nona lives at Innisfree, Room E 104.

LUTHER QUOTE FOR THE WEEK

Now you here observe the nature of faith which grows out of the Word.  For the Word first sets forth to us the mercy and goodness of God; then faith causes us to cleave unto it with a firm confidence, and to obey the word.  For we are now conscious of this in our hearts, and are satisfied; for as soon as we believe, we are already with Christ in this inheritance, and are justified. 

(Church Postils, Trinity 12)

 ENGLISH AS SECOND LANGUAGE CLASSES  resumes Wednesday, September 6th.  English as a second language class is available to adults on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.  Books and materials are provided. There is a beginner class and an intermediate class.  Space is limited.  Babysitting is not provided.  If you have questions about the classes please call Peggy Jones (479) 633-2050

LIFE QUOTES  “In every task you tackle, at every moment in life, in whatever situation you find yourself, you have a calling, a vocation.  You get to bless people.  You get to show God’s love.  You get to elevate the conversation, change the perspective, and bring dignity into a difficult world.  You get to live in the life that He gifts you with, love meant for you, love meant for all.”  Rev. Dr. Gregory Seltz, speaker on The Lutheran Hour.  A Life Quote from Lutherans for Life.  If you wish to support this group, go to their web site : www.lutherans for life.org


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

September 3-September 9, 2017

 

 

Communion                                      8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                 9:30 A.M.

Communion                                    10:45 A.M.

 

MONDAY

Labor Day – Office Closed

Cameron’s Day Off

 

TUESDAY

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

Confirmation Class                           4:30 P.M.

Education Meeting                           5:30 P.M.

Outreach Meeting                            6:30 P.M.

Circuit Meeting at Salem about        6:30 P.M.      

  Mission Planter in Fayetteville

 

WEDNESDAY

News and Notes Due                     12:00 P.M.

ATG                                                    4:00 P.M.

Ladies Evening Bible Study            5:30 P.M.

ELS                                                     6:30 P.M.

Choir Rehearsal                                6:30 P.M.

Praise Group Rehearsal                   7:30 P.M.

 

THURSDAY

Youth Ministry Team Meeting        5:30 P.M.

 

FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin                            1:00 P.M.

 

NEXT SUNDAY

Worship                                            8:00 A.M.

Bible Study/Sunday Schoo1           9:30 A.M.

Handbell Choir                                 9:30 A.M.

Worship                                          10:45 A.M.

 

 

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

Circuit Church:  First Lutheran, HarrisonPray for the Spirit to flow through the hearts of God’s people as they reach out to others with the love of Christ.  Pray the Spirit opens hearts to hear and believe this message of forgiveness and life in our Savior.

Church Ministry:  Fellowship Ministry Team  Pray for God to bind us together in peace through Jesus so that we can care for each other. 

Pray also for our Military:           Especially Jake Button, who is in the National Guard, and Andy Boyd who is in the Air Force.  Also, remember, Timothy Gibson, son of Harry and Ann Gibson, serving in the U.S. Navy.

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August 27, 2017

August 27, 2017

 

RALLY DAY  Today is Rally Day Join us for a day of water park madness at Rogers Aquatic Center starting at 1:00 p.m.  Tickets on us!  If you haven’t already done so, please add your name to the sign-up sheet in the Narthex.  We need a final count of those attending.  

CONFIRMATION CLASSES  will be held on Tuesday afternoons this year starting on August 29 for the 7th and 8th graders of our congregation.  The first class is for students and parents.  It will run from 5:30-7:00 PM in Classroom 1.  After that, classes will be from 4:30-6:30 pm on Tuesday afternoons.  

PINOCHLE CARDS  School is back in session and we are looking at September.  First Friday of the month is September 1st and if your staying put for Labor Day weekend, come and join us for an evening of cards.  We will set up once again at 6 pm and the cards will begin to be shuffled at 6:30 pm.  Don’t forget your snack & beverage.  We will have coffee available. 

NEXT SUNDAY IS FEED MY SHEEP   The first Sunday of each month is “Feed My Sheep” Sunday.  We encourage you to either bring some food staples for our panty and put it in the wagon or make a monetary contribution so we can buy food from the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank.  Thank you for your generosity.

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. 

Rev. Dr. Ken Klaus.  Speaker Emeritus of The Lutheran Hour.  Pastor Ken Klaus explains how something that is “absolutely nothing” can be a very good thing.    (1 Corinthians 15:14-19)

SUNDAY SCHOOLOur first official Sunday School is September 10, the Sunday after Labor Day.  We will of course still have Sunday school through the remainder of the Sundays leading up to that. 

USHER SERVICE   We are looking for a “few good men” to step up and volunteer to be Ushers either for the Early Service or the Late Service.  If you would like to serve the Lord in this capacity, there are Usher volunteer sheets located next to the bulletins in the Narthex.  Additionally, we are looking for volunteers just to help with the collection.  For questions, contact R. C. Roll or Dave Frevert.

LABOR DAY  is Monday September 4.  Plan ahead.  The Office will be closed.

TO THINK ABOUT

“For some years now I have read through the Bible twice every year.  If you picture the Bible to be a mighty tree and every word a little branch, I have shaken every one of these branches because I wanted to know what it was and what it meant.”

                                                 - Martin Luther

BIKES, BLUES AND BBQ   is coming up on September 20ththrough the 23rd.  Just like last year, our Journeymen’s Ministry will be sponsoring a breakfast for bikers as they tour through Northwest Arkansas.  In order to fix the breakfast, we will need about 18 to 20 people to help us with the preparation, cooking and serving.  Everything will be provided by the Journeymen’s Ministry with the aid of a Thrivent Action team grant to cover part of the costs. We will also be giving out free bottled water on the Thursday and Friday before the breakfast to encourage bikers to stop by for the breakfast on Saturday. 

WHAT WE NEED IS—YOU!!  We will need help on Thursday and Friday as we will give out the water in front of church from 11 am to 4 pm each day.  Then we will also need help on Saturday with the breakfast.  We need guys and gals to help each day.

THIS IS A GREAT OUTREACH opportunity for our church as there will be more than 200,000 people visiting NWA that weekend.  A SIGN-UP SHEET IS IN THE NARTHEX STARTING THIS SUNDAY. 

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD is still a few months away, but I would encourage you to start to think about it while you are out shopping. Samaritan's Purse (who put on OCC) recommend in August, shopping for clothing items and school supplies, so be praying for OCC and looking for good deals. Also if you buy a pair of fabulous shoes, wear them to church to show off and drop the box off in the church office!

LUTHER QUOTE FOR THE WEEK

For he says: God be merciful to me a sinner.”  This knowledge is above the powers of reason.  And yet it must previously have been know to him that God is merciful, gracious and friendly to all those who confess their sins, who call upon him and long for grace.  As he heard that God is gracious by virtue of his very nature, to all those who humble themselves and seek comfort to him.  But to preach thus is always the pure Gospel.  (Church Postils, Trinity 11) 

ENGLISH AS SECOND LANGUAGE CLASSES  restart September 6.  English as a second language class is available to adults on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.  Books and materials are provided. There is a beginner class and an intermediate class. There is limited space.  Babysitting is not provided.  If you have questions about the classes please call Peggy Jones (479) 633-2050

LIFE QUOTES  “I know of obstetricians who have been doing abortions for many years who have broken down saying they cannot carry on any more.  Despite all attemps at emotional neutrality, the heart does not work that way when you get a baby in front of you that colleagues on another floor of the same building would be trying to keep alive.  [It is] extremely upsetting . . . for the doctors.”  Dr. Trevor Stammers, formerly a senior lecturer in general practice at St. George’s University Hospital , London. A Life Quote from Lutherans for Life.  If you wish to support this group, go to their web site : www.lutherans for life.org

 

ASAP

 

There’s work to do, deadlines to meet,

   You’ve got no time to spare.

But as you hurry and scurry,

   ASAP - Always say a prayer.

 

In the midst of family chaos,

   “Quality time” is rare.

Do your best; let God do the rest,

   ASAP - Always say a prayer.

 

It may seem like your worries

   Are more than you can bear.

Slow down and take a breather,

   ASAP - Always say a prayer.

 

God knows how stressful life is,

   He wants to ease our cares.

And He’ll respond to all your needs,

   ASAP - Always say a prayer.

 


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

August 27-September 2, 2017

 

 

Worship                                            8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                 9:30 A.M.

Communion                                    10:45 A.M.

 

MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

 

TUESDAY

Confirmation(First class with parents)   5:30pm

 

WEDNESDAY

News and Notes Due                     12:00 P.M.

Choir Rehearsal                                6:30 P.M.

Praise Group Rehearsal                   7:30 P.M.

 

FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin and Clarion       1:00 P.M.

 

NEXT SUNDAY

FEED MY SHEEP

Communion                                      8:00 A.M.

Bible Study/Sunday Schoo1           9:30 A.M.

Handbell Choir                                 9:30 A.M.

Worship                                          10:45 A.M.

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

Circuit Church: Bella Vista, Bella Vista  Pray that we Connect people to Jesus, Grow in our Faith, and Serve our King.

Church Ministry YOUTH MINISTRY TEAM  As the school year begins—for peace as they start new classes and new schools—that all goes well.

Pray also for our Military:           Especially Jake Button, who is in the National Guard, and Andy Boyd who is in the Air Force.  Also, remember, Timothy Gibson, son of Harry and Ann Gibson, serving in the U.S. Navy.

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July 2nd, 2017

JULY 2ND, 2017

 

FEED MY SHEEP  Is today. You can drop off your food donations or checks in the cart located in the Narthex. Thank you for your generosity.

CHURCH OFFICES Will be closed this Tuesday July 4th in honor of our nations birthday. Happy 4th to everyone and have a safe and enjoyable Holiday !

VBS REGISTRATION Is here, and the paperwork you all have been waiting for is now available. If you have a child in preschool thru 5th grade, swing on by the VBS table in the narthex and fill out a registration form for them. It can also be done online at                            

http://www.holytrin.org/vbs.

PINOCHLE CARDS  Like to play cards?  Enjoy tasty snacks?   Come play pinochle this Friday in the Fellowship Hall.  We set up at 6 pm with playing to begin at 6:30 pm.  We break for snack time & usually end up by 9 pm.  Hope to see you Friday, July 7th.

GIDEON SPEAKER NEXT SUNDAY   Next Sunday Neil Ogle from the Gideons will speak briefly at both services about their ministry.  A door offering will be taken if you wish to support this ministry of sharing Bibles in hotel rooms and other places around the world.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790 AM) at 12:30 P.M. & The Bott Radio Network at 8 A.M. on 89.3 FM.  “Serving In The Power Of

The Spirit”   Speaker: Rev. Dr. Gregory SeltzBecause Christ has paid our debt, we are no longer captive to sin but are free to live for others, in His name.  (Romans 7:1-13)

 

   HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

9:30-10:30 A.M. – Pastor Besel is leading a Bible Class on the Augsburg Confession in Classroom 1

9:30-10:30 A.M. – Nicci Winters and Sabrina Isbell are leading a study entitled “Redeemed” in Classroom 6 for women of all ages.

9:30-10:30 A.M. – Women’s Bible Study entitled Believing God is led by Libby Garner in the Conference Room.

 Coming Soon:  Dave Lehenbauer

will be leading a study on “Law and Gospel” for the men.

 

Monday   2nd & 4th Mondays at

2:00pm. – Led by Vern Schaefer

Rotating Hostesses:  Herb &

Shirley Bernthal, Spike & Delores

Hermes, Joe & Barbara Raleigh,

Maxine Reihman, & Betty Jensen

 

THE GARDEN TABLE  has been set up in the Narthex.  Bring extra produce from your garden to share with others.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL - VOLUNTEER SIGN-UPS

Vacation Bible School is an incredible ministry here at Holy Trinity. Last year we had 50 children at our VBS, with well over half not being members of this Church. VBS is a tremendous way to reach out into our community and reach some people with the Gospel. In order to do this, we need your help. Each position is pivotal in making our VBS the best it can be from Crew Leaders to Snack Makers. Please visit our table in the Narthex, check out some of the positions that are open and speak to Cameron, Cathy, or Eric about being a volunteer and helping us reach out into our community.

MANY THANKS To all for prayers, cards, calls and visits. Your consideration and concern helped sustain us. Joyce has recovered from caroided surgery. I have been informed that I am cancer free. We are blessed to be granted recovery and to be a part of a caring congregation.    ~ Bob and Joyce Bauer~

LUTHER QUOTE FOR THE WEEK

But it would be a truly Christian work, if you received sinners, if you entered into your closet and there said, in earnest prayer to the Lord: “Oh my God! Of such a person I hear so and sos, he lieth in his sins, he hath fallen. Oh, Lord, help them to rise again,” etc. This is just the way in which to receive and serve the sinner.

(Church Postils, Trinity 3)

SUMMER HUNGER PROGRAM

School is out, but hunger is not. Free and reduced meal programs at schools, help feed thousands of kids in Northwest Arkansas who rely on this program to be able to eat during the summer months. There are several summer hunger programs in the four county area that are dedicated to serving children in need. For more information about this program you can contact the NWA Food Bank for locations and times @ 479-872-8774.

LIFE QUOTES “We must be diligent and unceasing in prayer for our land, for the church, people, governments, and culture-to repent, seek God’s forgiveness, turn from wicked ways, and prosper by hearing the saving message of the Gospel which leads to life everlasting.”

*Lynette Auch, President of Lutherans For Life* A Life Quote From Lutherans For Life- If you wish to support this group, go to their web site : www.lutherans for life.org

NOAH’S ARK TOUR   It is official we have our minimum required travelers for the Noah's Ark trip.

We will welcome more if you decide to come along.   Please let us know as soon as you can and we will send you more information. Friends are welcome to travel with

us.  Payment is due by a week from tomorrow, July 10th.  For questions or information call Shirley Bernthal at  631-9971 or Pat Rader at 644-4153.

ENDOWMENT AND MEMORIAL COMMITTEE PROPOSAL   As part of our long-range plan, the task force and Church Council are making recommendations to the Voters for the July 16 meeting to simplify the Endowment Committee section of the By-laws, the bring the structure into line with the rest of the By-laws, and to expand the scope of the committee by including memorial funds under their oversight.  Copies of the proposed version is available on the table in the Narthex for people to take home and study before the Voters’ Meeting.

 

WHAT IS A CHRISTIAN? 

A Christian is a mind through which Christ thinks,

A heart through which Christ loves,

A voice through which Christ speaks, and

A hand through which Christ helps.

—E. C. McKenzie


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

July 2nd-9th, 2017

 

TODAY-FEED MY SHEEP

Communion                                                       8:00am

Bible Classes/Sunday School                          9:30am

Handbell Choir                                                         9:30am

Communion                                                        10:45am

 

MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

 

TUESDAY-HAPPY 4TH OF JULY

Offices Closed

 

WEDNESDAY

News and Notes Due                                           12:00pm

Staff Meeting                                                 12:00pm

ATG                                                                 4-7:00pm

 

FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin                                          1:00pm

Pinochle                                                            6:30pm

 

SUNDAY – GIDEON SPEAKER (Door Offering)

Worship                                                               8:00am

Bible Study/Sunday School                        9:30am

Handbell Choir                                               9:30am

Worship                                                         10:45am

 

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

Circuit Church:  ST. JOHN,       FAYETTEVILLE: Pray that God would guide the outreachof the congregation and the assimilation of new members.

 

Church Ministry Team:                     CHURCH OFFICE STAFF: Pray for a smooth transition in the Church Offices as a new office helper will be starting soon to replace Kim who needed to resign for family reasons.                                                                                      

        

Pray also for our Military:           Especially Jake Button, who is in the National Guard, and Andy Boyd who is in the Air Force.  Also remember, Shawn Gibson, son of Harry and Ann Gibson, serving in the U.S. Navy.

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June 25, 2017

JUNE 25TH, 2017

 

THANK YOU To those who donated funds towards the Loving Choices Baby Bottles program. Loving Choices wants to extend a heartfelt thanks to all!

FEED MY SHEEP Is next Sunday July 2nd. In May, the NWA Food Bank, (where we order our pantry items from), distributed food to its partner agencies to serve 769,112 meals to those with food insecurities in the four county area. Thank you in advance for helping our Church reach out to those in need of food.

VBS REGISTRATION Is here, and the paperwork you all have been waiting for is now available. If you have a child in preschool thru 5th grade, swing on by the VBS table in the narthex and fill out a registration form for them. It can also be done online at  http://www.holytrin.org/vbs.

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS   We are pleased to welcome the following people into our congregation during the 10:45 service today following our recent Connections class:  Mikah Tucker by Adult Confirmation (Proverbs 3:5, 6), WayneAlumbaugh by Reaffirmation of Faith, Phil and Annette Garling by Reaffirmation of Faith, and Jan and John Wildenborg by Reaffirmation of Faith.  Welcome to our congregation.


THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790 AM) at 12:30 P.M. & The Bott Radio Network at 8 A.M. on 89.3 FM. “What God Says”

Speaker: Rev. Dr. Cameron Mackenzie

Are you listening to what “they say”?

Or what God says?  (Isaiah 43:1-3))

 

   HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

9:30-10:30 A.M. – Pastor Besel is leading a Bible Class on the Augsburg Confession in Classroom 1

9:30-10:30 A.M. – Dave Lehenbauer

is leading a study on “Law and Gospel” in Classroom 6.

9:30-10:30 A.M. – Women’s Bible Study entitled Believing God is led by Libby Garner in the Conference Room.

 

Monday   2nd & 4th Mondays at

2:00pm. – Led by Vern Schaefer

Rotating Hostesses:  Herb &

Shirley Bernthal, Spike & Delores

Hermes, Joe & Barbara Raleigh,

Maxine Reihman, & Betty Jensen

 

 

 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL-

VOLUNTEER SIGN-UPS

 

Vacation Bible School is an incredible ministry here at Holy Trinity. Last year we had 50 children at our VBS, with well over half not being members of this Church. VBS is a tremendous way to reach out into our community and reach some people with the Gospel. In order to do this, we need your help. Each position is pivotal in making our VBS the best it can be from Crew Leaders to Snack Makers. Please visit our table in the Narthex, check out some of the positions that are open and speak to Cameron, Cathy, or Eric about being a volunteer and helping us reach out into our community.

 

LUTHER QUOTE FOR THE WEEK

For Christ had been crucified, had destroyed sin and death by his death, had risen from the dead, the Holy Spirit had been given, and in short, all things pertaining to this supper were now ready. It all was so prepared that it did not cost us anything; for the Father through Christ bore all its expenses, in order that we without our merit and assistance might enjoy his treasures, and become rich abnd prosperous.  (Church Postils, Trinity 2)

LIFE QUOTES “There is a logical slippery slope between euthanasia for adults and children. If death is regarded as a ‘benefit’ for sick or depressed adults, then it is difficult to see why children should not be given this ‘benefit’ as well. Euthanasia and assisted suicide are contrary to the ethos of medicine, which is to care, not kill. We must ensure that treatment is only withdrawn from patients of any age and for a good medical reason. The motive for withdrawing treatment should never be to end a life.”

*Dr. Anthony McCarthy, SPUC Pro-Life*   - A Quote F rom Lutherans For Life-        If you wish to support this group, go to their web site : www.lutherans for life.org

 

SUMMER HUNGER PROGRAM

School is out, but hunger is not. Free and reduced meal programs at schools, help feed thousands of kids in Northwest Arkansas who rely on this program to be able to eat during the summer months. There are several summer hunger programs in the four county area that are dedicated to serving children in need. For more information about this program you can contact the NWA Food Bank for locations and times @ 479-872-8774.

 

TO THINK ABOUT

“It takes some of us a lifetime to learn that Christ, our Good Shepherd, knows exactly what He is doing with us. He understands us perfectly.”              --Phillip Keller

TRIP TO HOLY LAND  As you may or may not beware of I am leading a trip to Israel leaving on March 20th, 2018 and returning on March 31st, 2018. This is an all-inclusive trip and the package price includes: round trip airare from Fayetteville to Tel Aviv on American and Lufthanas Airlines, assistance upon arrrival in Tel Aviv, 2 group airport bus transfers, 10 overnights at 4-star hotels, with 2 daily meals (breakfast and supper), full bus and driver throughout, English speaking licensed tour guide, driver, all entrance fees & tips to guides, hotels/hotels staff, 2 lunches included, study materials and travel kit

(hat, shoulder bag and road map). Not included: most lunches, extra beverages at meals, items of personal nature (souvenirs), all types of insurance. The cost of the trip is $3,767 per person. If interested in joining us contact me and I can get you a copy of the full itinerary of all the sites we will be seeing and details about the hotels we will be staying at. It is going to be an amazing journey and I would love for you to join us.

~ Pam Pickett~

479-601-2550pamsue27@gmail.com

 

 

There was a very gracious lady who was mailing an old family Bible to her brother in another part of the country.  “Is there anything breakable in here?” asked the postal clerk.  “Only the Ten Commandments,” answered the lady. 

 


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

June 25th-July 2nd, 2017

 

 

TODAY

Worship                                                               8:00am

Bible Classes/Sunday School                          9:30am

Handbell Choir                                                         9:30am

Worship                                                                10:45am

 

MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

 

WEDNESDAY

News and Notes Due                                           12:00pm

 

FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin                                          1:00pm

 

SUNDAY

Communion                                                       8:00am

Bible Study/Sunday School                        9:30am

Handbell Choir                                               9:30am

Communion                                                  10:45am

 

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

Circuit Church:                          LIVING SAVIOR,             BETHEL HEIGHTS: Pray that God would guide the outreach of the congregation and the assimilation of new members..

 

Church Ministry Team:                     JOURNEYMEN TEAM:        *******WAITING ON PRAYER FROM DAVE LEHENBAUER****                                                                           

        

Pray also for our Military:           Especially Jake Button, who is in the National Guard, and Andy Boyd who is in the Air Force.  Also remember, Shawn Gibson, son of Harry and Ann Gibson, serving in the U.S. Navy.

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June 18, 2017

JUNE 18TH, 2017

  

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY  To all of our Father’s.  Enjoy your special day and make sure you hug a Father or Grandather today and tell them them thank you !

LOVING CHOICE BABY BOTTLES  Are due today.  If you forgot to bring your today, please do so first thing tomorrow as they will be picked up then by Loving Choices.

THANK YOU To those who served at Helping Hands last Saturday.  Your help was greatly appreciated assisting those in our communities. 

SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL Our Sunday School is in need of a couple of awesome people to step up and teach for the summer as soon as possible. Summer Sunday School is relatively easy as attendance ebbs and flows and you can decide how in depth you want to go with each Sunday. If interested please contact Cameron for more info.   NOTE:  If we cannot fill this role TODAY  Sunday School will have to be on hiatus for the summer.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR  Today on KURM (790AM) at 12:30 and The Bott Radio Network at 8AM on 89.3FM.

“Look Back, See What God Has Done!”

Speaker: Rev. Dr. Gregory Seltz

God not only kept his side of the bargain—He kept our side of the bargain too.  (Exodus 19:2-8)

 

   HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

9:30-10:30am – Pastor Besel is leading a Bible Class on the Augsburg Confession in Classroom 1

9:30-10:30am – Dave Lehenbauer

is leading a study on “How to Study the Bible” in Classroom 6.

9:30-10:30am – Women’s Bible Study entitled Believing God is led by Libby Garner in the Conference Room.

 

Monday  2nd & 4th Mondays at

2:00pm. – Led by Vern Schaefer

Rotating Hostesses:  Herb &

Shirley Bernthal, Spike & Delores

Hermes, Joe & Barbara Raleigh,

Maxine Reihman, & Betty Jensen

NOAH’S ARK TRIP  Is Scheduled

for Sept. 10th-16th.  We have been informed that the Missouri group will not be going with us so in order to meet the minimum number required to do the trip we need at least thirty to sign up.  Feel free to invite friends, family or neighbors to join us.  Sign up sheet is in the Narthex. Full payment is due by July 3rd and checks need to be made payable to Shirley Bernthal. Questions can be directed to Pat Rader or Shirley Bernthal.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL-

VOLUNTEER SIGN-UPS

Vacation Bible School is an incredible ministry here at Holy Trinity. Last year we had 50 children at our VBS, with well over half not being members of this Church. VBS is a tremendous way to reach out into our community and reach some people with the Gospel. In order to do this, we need your help. Each position is pivotal in making our VBS the best it can be from Crew Leaders to Snack Makers. Please visit our table in the Narthex, check out some of the positions that are open and speak to Cameron, Cathy, or Eric about being a volunteer and helping us reach out into our community.

LUTHER QUOTE FOR THE WEEK

First, what is the bosom of Abraham, since it cannot be a natural bosom that is meant? To answer this, it is necessary to know that the soul or Spirit of man has no rest or place where it may abide, except the Word of God, until he comes at the last day to the clear vision of God. Therefore we conclude that the bosom of Abraham signifies nothing else than the Word of God, where Christ was promised. (Genesis 22:18 to Abraham, namely: “In thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed.”)

(Church Postils, Trinity 1)

LIFE QUOTES  “Children, vulnerable and dependent, desperately need security, and it has ever been a duty and a joy of fatherhood to offer it. Being a Father requires strength…and more than a little courage…to persevere. To fight discouragement, and to keep working for the family…With God’s grace, fathers find the patience to teach, the fortitude to provide, the compassion to comfort, and the mercy to forgive. All of this is to say that they find the strength to love their wives and children selflessly. Let us expressour thanks and affection to our fathers, whether we can do so in person or in prayer.” President Ronald Reagan, Father’s Day 1988-A Life Quote from Lutherans For Life-  If you wish to support this group, go to their web site : www.lutherans for life.org 

TRIP TO HOLY LAND  As you may or may not be aware of I am leading a trip to Israel leaving on March 20th, 2018 and returning on March 31st, 2018. This is an all-inclusive trip and the package price includes: round trip airare from Fayetteville to Tel Aviv on American and Lufthanas Airlines, assistance upon arrrival in Tel Aviv, 2 group airport bus transfers, 10 overnights at 4-star hotels, with 2 daily meals (breakfast and supper), full bus and driver throughout, English speaking licensed tour guide, driver, all entrance fees & tips to guides, hotels/hotels staff, 2 lunches included, study materials and travel kit

(hat, shoulder bag and road map). Not included: most lunches, extra beverages at meals, items of personal nature (souvenirs), all types of insurance. The cost of the trip is $3,767 per person. If interested in joining us contact me and I can get you a copy of the full itinerary of all the sites we will be seeing and details about the hotels we will be staying at. It is going to be an amazing journey and I would love for you to join us.

~ Pam Pickett~

479-601-2550pamsue27@gmail.com 

TO THINK ABOUT    “It’s a great joy but no test of love or commitment to take your son to a ball game.  You really prove your credentials as a good dad when you are willing to take your daughter shopping – more than once.

        ~ Michael Josephson


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

June 18th-June 25th, 2017

 

TODAY-FATHER’S DAY

Communion                                                       8:00am

Bible Classes/Sunday School                          9:30am

Handbell Choir                                                         9:30am

Communion                                                        10:45am

**BABY BOTTLES DUE TODAY**

 

MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

 

WEDNESDAY

News and Notes Due                                           12:00pm

Staff Meeting                                                 12:00pm

ATG                                                                 4-7:00pm

 

FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin & Clarion                         1:00pm

 

SUNDAY

Worship                                                               8:00am

Bible Study/Sunday School                        9:30am

Handbell Choir                                               9:30am

Worship                                                         10:45am

 

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

Circuit Church:                          FIRST LUTHERAN, HARRISON: Pray for the Holy Spirit to flow through the hearts of God’s people as they reach out to others with the love of Christ. Pray that the Spirit opens hearts to hear and believe this message of forgiveness and life in our Savior.

Church Ministry Team:                     SUNDAY SCHOOL TEAM:        Pray that we will be able to fill the teaching positions for our Sunday school classes this summer.                                                                                   

Pray also for our Military:           Especially Jake Button, who is in the National Guard, and Andy Boyd who is in the Air Force.  Also remember, Shawn Gibson, son of Harry and Ann Gibson, serving in the U.S. Navy.

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June 11, 2017

JUNE 11TH, 2017

 

THANK YOU  For the generous donation to the food pantry last week. It is much appreciated as our requests for assistance will be increasing with the summer months !

 

A SPECIAL NOTE FROM OUR OFFICE MANAGER:   To all members of Holy Trinity Congregation. I have resigned my position effective June 23rd.  However I will continue to work Mondays and Thursday until my replacement is in place. This was a very difficult decision but right now there are some family situations that will require me helping out more than I can right now with my current job. I want to thank you all for truly making me feel like I was a member of the congregation and for everyone’s kindness towards me. What a great testimony to someone who isn’t a member of your congregation. I have been truly blessed by the job and your friendships and you will always hold a special place in my heart.

                                                                                                                     ~ Kim McConnell~ 

(Note: if interested in applying for Kim’s position, see Pastor Besel)

 

HELPING HANDS  Is scheduled for THIS Saturday, June 17th. If you are interested in helping out please sign up on sheet in narthex. There is a morning and afternoon shift available.

 

THE LUTHERAN HOUR  Today on KURM (790AM) at 12:30 and The Bott Radio Network at 8AM on 89.3FM.

“Never Alone!”

Speaker: Rev. Dr. Gregory Seltz

You can be certain about the place to meet God, His plan of salvation, and His presence.  (Matthew 28:16-20)

 

   HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

9:30-10:30am – Pam Pickett is finishing a Study of Galatians in

            Classroom 1A. 

9:30-10:30am – Pastor Besel is finishing the Connections Class in Classroom 1B.

 Next Week:  The Augsburg Confession

9:30-10:30am – Dave Lehenbauer

is leading a study on “How to Study the Bible” in Classroom 6.

9:30-10:30am – Women’s Bible Study entitled Believing God.

 

Monday  2nd & 4th Mondays at

2:00pm. – Led by Vern Schaefer

Rotating Hostesses:  Herb &

Shirley Bernthal, Spike & Delores

Hermes, Joe & Barbara Raleigh,

Maxine Reihman, & Betty Jensen

 

NOAH’S ARK TRIP Is Scheduled

for Sept. 10th-16th.  We need FOUR more spots filled to meet the minimum number required to do the trip. Sign up sheet is in the Narthex. Full payment is due by July 3rd and checks need to be made payable to Shirley Bernthal. Questions can be directed to Pat Rader or Shirley Bernthal.

LOVING CHOICES BABY BOTTLES   Please return our Baby Bottles with any donations for Loving Choices by next Sunday.  If you haven’t taken one there are some still available on the table in the Narthex.

GIRLS LUNCH OUT  Will be this Thursday the 15th @ the Doubletree Hotel. Please sign up and join inon the fun and fellowship.

SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL Our Sunday School is in need of a couple of awesome people to step up and teach for the summer as soon as possible. Summer Sunday School is relatively easy as attendance ebbs and flows and you can decide how in depth you want to go with each Sunday. If interested please contact Cameron for more info.If we cannot fill this role by June 18th Sunday School will have to be on hiatus for the summer.

 

LUTHER QUOTE FOR THE WEEK

Hence by faith in the Word and in his baptism he remains a free man, superior to all laws, because he has through Christ forgiveness of sin, the grace of God, and the Holy Spirit, and governs his entire life accordingly. Through the Holy Spirit, who operates in his heart, he has been quickened into life, and, except as the Spirit by the Word guides and directs him, he does not look for other teaching regarding works and holiness.

(Church Postils, Trinity Sunday)

 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL-VOLUNTEER SIGN-UPS

Vacation Bible School is an incredible ministry here at Holy Trinity. Last year we had 50 children at our VBS, with well over half not being members of this Church. VBS is a tremendous way to reach out into our community and reach some people with the Gospel. In order to do this, we need your help. Each position is pivotal in making our VBS the best it can be from Crew Leaders to Snack Makers. Please visit our table in the Narthex, check out some of the positions that are open and speak to Cameron, Cathy, or Eric about being a volunteer and helping us reach out into our community.

LIFE QUOTES  “What do we say to women and men crushed in the aftermath of an abortion decision? They are created, redeemed, and called, and therefore NOTHING can separate them from the love of God in Christ Jesus.” *Rev Dr. James I Lamb, Former Director of Lutherans for Life*

-If you wish to support this ministry, you may through their web site:

www.lutheransforlife.org

TRIP TO HOLY LANDAs you may or may not be aware of I am leading a trip to Israel leaving on March 20th, 2018 and returning on March 31st, 2018. This is an all-inclusive trip and the package price includes: round trip airare from Fayetteville to Tel Aviv on American and Lufthanas Airlines, assistance upon arrrival in Tel Aviv, 2 group airport bus transfers, 10 overnights at 4-star hotels, with 2 daily meals (breakfast and supper), full bus and driver throughout, English speaking licensed tour guide, driver, all entrance fees & tips to guides, hotels/hotels staff, 2 lunches included, study materials and travel kit

(hat, shoulder bag and road map). Not included: most lunches, extra beverages at meals, items of personal nature (souvenirs), all types of insurance. The cost of the trip is $3,767 per person. If interested in joining us contact me and I can get you a copy of the full itinerary of all the sites we will be seeing and details about the hotels we will be staying at. It is going to be an amazing journey and I would love for you to join us.

~ Pam Pickett~

479-601-2550pamsue27@gmail.com

 

The Oldest Computer

The oldest computer can be traced back to Adam and Eve,                 Surprise! Surprise!                                      It was an Apple,                                        But with extremely limited memory. Just 1 byte,                                               Then everything crashed.

 

 


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

June 11th-June 18th, 2017

 

 

TODAY-TRINITY SUNDAY

Worship                                                               8:00am

Bible Classes/Sunday School                          9:30am

Handbell Choir                                                         9:30am

Worship                                                                10:45am

 

MONDAY

COUNCIL PACKET INFO DUE              NOON

Cameron’s Day Off

 

TUESDAY

Council Meeting                                                        6:30pm              

 

WEDNESDAY

News and Notes Due                                           12:00pm

ATG                                                                 4-7:00pm

 

THURSDAY

Pastor @ Support Group/Eureka         9-2:00pm

Girls Lunch Out @ Doubletree                11:30am

 

FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin                                              1:00pm

 

SATURDAY

Helping Hands Volunteer Day               8-4:00pm

 

SUNDAY-Father’s Day

Communion                                                       8:00am

Bible Study/Sunday School                        9:30am

Handbell Choir                                               9:30am

Communion                                                   10:45am

 

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

Circuit Church: BELLA VISTA, BELLA VISTA: Pray that we Connect people to Jesus, Grow in Faith, and Serve our King.

 

Church Ministry Team:                     MUSIC MINISTRY TEAM: We ask that you would fill us with your Holy Spirit and fix our eyes on You in worship as well as our daily lives. May our deepest desire be to dwell in your Holy presence and make Your glory known.                                              

        

        Pray also for our Military:           Especially Jake Button, who is in the National Guard, and Andy Boyd who is in the Air Force.  Also remember, Shawn Gibson, son of Harry and Ann Gibson, serving in the U.S. Navy.

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