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October 21, 2018

October 21, 2018


PASTOR’S RETIREMENT DINNER IS TODAY
:   Appetizers will be served after our 10: 45 A.M. church service. The dinner is to start at 1:00 P.M. in the Life Center.

 NEW MEN’S BIBLE STUDY STARTS TODAY.  Our study will focus on the book of Romans.  Martin Luther said this about the book of Romans—“This epistle is the real chief part of the New Testament, and the very purest Gospel, which deserves that a Christian not only know it word for word, but also deal with it daily as with the daily bread for the soul...”  Well, we won’t learn it word for word, but we will study it intently to see what God is telling us about Grace, love, Jesus, forgiveness, and a host of other important topics.  This first class will start at 9:30-ish and will continue for probably 12-15 weeks, which will take us thru the entire winter months.  Come and get your donuts, and a cup of coffee!  FORGET ABOUT HUNTING DEER—TAKE TIME TO HUNT THRU THE SCRIPTURE FOR REAL MEAT!!  PLEASE JOIN US—all you need to bring is your Bible.  God bless you guys in this study!!         Dave Lehenbauer

 CONDOLENCES  We wish to offer our sympathy to Charles and Debbie Wilken upon the sudden death of their daughter, Stephanie Conner (a regular attender here) last Sunday.  She is also the sister of Chris Wilken.  A funeral service for Stephanie will be held here at Holy Trinity on Friday afternoon at 2 PM.  It will be officiated by her uncle, Rev. Russ Shewmaker, from Pilgrim Lutheran in Jonesboro. 

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. “We Preach Christ Crucified" Guest Speaker: Dr. Oswald Hoffmann
In a classic message from 1955, Dr. Oswald Hoffmann talks about all the things that change-and the God Who doesn't.  (1 Corinthians 1:23-24)

 HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

9:30-10:30 A.M. – Pam Pickett leads a study on Israel Places in Classroom 1 (not meeting today)

9:30-10:30 A.M Libby Garner leads a Beth Moore study for women in the Conference Room.

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

leads a study for the men in Classroom 2 on the book of Romans.

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

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

Our Gospel is:

    J oyful in tone

    E arnest in spirit

    S atisfying to the soul

    U plifting to all

    S ane in its appeal.

GREETERS, READERS, VIDEO OPERATORS  The office is getting ready to schedule servers for Advent and Christmas.  Please let us know if you are AVAILABLE to serve.  Advent, Children’s Service, and Christmas Eve services are at 7:00 pm.  Christmas Day service is at 10:00 am (December 5, 12. 19, 24 and 25).   We are so thankful for all you do.

DECK THE HALLS   We need volunteers to help decorate the church for Christmas.  The tentative decoration date is Saturday, December 1st.  We will begin at 10:30am.  Decorating duties include (but are not limited to) fluffing bows and arrangements, sorting decorations, hanging decorations on the tree, attaching arrangements to the front of the pews, etc…  We also need one brave soul to go up the ladder and decorate the top of the tree.  When we have enough volunteers, this process is quick and easy – only lasting a couple of hours.  To volunteer, please contact Casey Bolte at (479) 644-3618. Thank you!!

CAMPUS CONNECTion:  We are looking for someone to take the lead role in this outreach. The leader organizes church members to bake homemade goodies for our college students twice a year (Fall and Spring) & pray for those students.  They also pack & mail out the care packages to the college students. If you are interested, please contact Casey Bolte.

OUTREACH OPPORTUNITY  Arkansas Children’s Hospital Northwest has a “Faithful Friends Program” administered through their chaplain – Scott Martin.  The goal of the program is to provide a stuffed animal (Faithful Friend) and a colorful story book to newly admitted patients each weekday morning.  During the Outreach Ministry Team’s survey, we mentioned collecting stuffed animals to support this program.  Unfortunately, due to a death in the family, we were not able to start the collection as soon as we had hoped.  We are starting NOW!  We will collect NEW stuffed animals starting today through Sunday, November 18th.  Please place them in the Narthex below the mobile bulletin board with “OUTREACH” on it.  THANK YOU to all who donated immediately – those animals have already been given to the program as they were desperately needed.   If you have any questions, please contact Casey Bolte (479-644-3618) or Dave Lehenbauer (479-273-0213). 

TO THINK ABOUT

 “It has been estimated that 99% of the things you worry about never happen.  And most of the things that do happen, happen so quickly that you never have time to worry about them in the first place.” 

                                       - Brian Tracy

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

LIFE THOUGHTS IN CHURCH   Our rights can’t acquire heaven. Our choices won’t achieve any salvation for us. “With man it is impossible, but not with God. For all things are possible with God” (Mark 10:27). If our Savior’s words can gather us into the everlasting kingdom, how will His ways not also resolve and redeem all our hopeless circumstances, like terminal diagnoses or surprise pregnancies? Heavenly Father, give us faith that seeks life wherever You have sown it. Amen. (Pentecost XXII)

LIFE QUOTES   “So, let us say yes to the opportunities before us that God has prepared for us to do! To say ‘Here We Stand’ … in defense and protection of the precious and vulnerable human lives that are the handiwork of God from the moment of conception to natural death.”  Lynette Auch, president Lutherans For Life –If you wish to support this ministry, do so through their website:  www.lutheransforlife.org

A Useful Vessel

It’s not what we keep but what we share.

Not what we have but what we spare.

Not what we clasp but what we lose.

Not what we hide but what we use.

 

A vessel He will make of you.

If small or great, ‘twill surely do—

Great joy and peace will always fill

The one who’s yielded to His will.

—Author unknown


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY 

October 21 through October 27, 2018

 

SUNDAY

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Communion                                                     10:45 A.M.

Pastor’s Retirement Dinner                             1:00 P.M.

 MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

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

 TUESDAY

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

 WEDNESDAY

News & Notes Due                                          12:00 P.M.

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

 FRIDAY

Assemble Bulletin & Clarion                            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 –LIVING SAVIOR,  Bethel Heights  Pray that God would guide the outreach of the congregation and the assimilation of new members. 

 Church Ministry. Fellowship—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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October 7, 2018

October 7, 2018

FEED MY SHEEP   Today is the Sunday designated for our monthly donation to the Food Pantry.  Please drop your groceries in the wagon in the Narthex.  Thank you for your continued help with feeding our less fortunate neighbors.

 NEW MEMBERS   We want to welcome the following new members into our congregation during the 10:45 service today.  Through the Sacrament of Baptism we welcome Arthur Neil Wilken, the infant son of Chris and Jeana Wilken; Jackson Ryder Littrell, the son of James Littrell and Jeana Wilken; Mason Dewayne McCarty and Cameron Blake McCarty, the sons of Miranda McCarty and Ricky McCarty.  We are also welcoming to the congregation through transfer:  Rich and Jennifer Haddock and their son Lukas by transfer from Friends in Christ Lutheran Church in Bryant, Arkansas; Mike and Debi Hartwig and their children Lauren and Miles by transfer from Bella Vista Lutheran Church; and Bob and Gerri Jennings by transfer from Trinity Lutheran Church in Springfield, Missouri.  We are also welcoming Jean and James Womack and their daughter Miranda McCarty by Reaffirmation of Faith from Zion Lutheran Church in Ulm, Arkansas.  We are pleased that you are joining our congregation.  Welcome.

FRED LUTTMAN MEMORIAL SERVICE   The Memorial Service for Fred Luttman will follow the late service today at 12:30 in the sanctuary.  Fred died October 1 and is to be buried at the National Cemetery in Fayetteville.

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. “God Created" Guest Speaker: Rev. Perry Hart:  Life is a precious gift. Guest speaker, Rev. Perry Hart warns against our culture's devaluation of life and calls us to see ourselves and others as precious people, created by God, redeemed by Christ. (Genesis 1:27)

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

9:30-10:30 A.M. – Pam Pickett leads a study on Israel Places in Classroom 1

9:30-10:30 A.M Libby Garner leads a Beth Moore study for women in the Conference Room.

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

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

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 @ 2:00 pm Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Class

UNITY SUNDAY IN OCTOBER  The Church Council changed the Unity Sunday Schedule for October 21. There will only be one service at 10:45 A.M. with communion. Sunday School and Bible Classes will remain at 9:30 A.M.  The Voters’ meeting will be Nov.  18.

PASTOR’S RETIREMENT DINNER IS OCTOBER 21:  On Sunday Oct. 21 an appetizer reception will be begin after the 10: 45 A.M. church service. The dinner is to start at 1:00 P.M. Please let us know if you plan to attend (and the number in your group who will be attending).  A signup sheet is on the bulletin board in the Narthex, or you may call or email the office. We do NOT want to run out of food. Your R.S.V.P. is due TODAY!

 MEMORIES  Krista needs your help in

collecting photographs of the Pastor for his retirement dinner & program (Oct. 21).  We are hoping to make it a very special event.   If you plan to attend, we need to know the number in your party TODAY.  You can help make it special with your attendance and sharing pictures of the Pastor.   If you have any hard copy photograph(s) or electronic photograph file(s) you would like to share with Pastor for the dinner/program please turn them into the office ASAP.  We can scan a hard copy and return your photos to you. Please send electronic pictures to krista@holytrin.org   Hard copies can be dropped off at the office. Please have them in an envelope with your name clearly marked on it so I can get them back to you.

 MEMORIES  The elders are looking for a few people to share memories of Pastor Besel at the dinner on Oct. 21.  If interested, contact Brent Garner for information.

 PASTOR’S BOOKS  Check out Pastor Besel’s library and take as many books home as you desire.  There is a wide variety of books and plenty of empty boxes for you to use.

 HTY CAFÉ ON OCTOBER 14   Support our youth in their journey to the National Youth Gathering in Minneapolis in July 2019 and get a sweet meal out of the deal. Head down to the Life Center after second service on Oct. 14 for some smoked pork, a grilled chicken sandwich, or any of our usual’s like burgers and chicken nuggets. All proceeds go to the youth who prepare and serve your food! Thank you for your support. 
CAMPUS CONNECTion:  We are looking for someone to take the lead role in this outreach. The leader organizes church members to bake homemade goodies for our college students twice a year (Fall and Spring) & pray for those students.  They also pack & mail out the care packages to the college students. If you are interested or have questions, please contact Casey Bolte.

HEY MEN—on October 21st we will begin the Men’s Bible classes again.  Our study will focus on the book of Romans.  Martin Luther said this about the book of Romans—“This epistle is the real chief part of the New Testament, and the very purest Gospel, which deserves that a Christian not only know it word for word, but also deal with it daily as with the daily bread for the soul...”  Well, we won’t learn it word for word, but we will study it intently to see what God is telling us about Grace, love, Jesus, forgiveness, and a host of other important topics.  This first class will start at 9:30-ish and will continue for probably 12-15 weeks, which will take us thru the entire winter months.  Come and get your donuts, and a cup of coffee!  FORGET ABOUT HUNTING DEER—TAKE TIME TO HUNT THRU THE SCRIPTURE FOR REAL MEAT!!  PLEASE JOIN US ON OCTOBER 21st—all you need to bring is your Bible.  God bless you guys in this study!!         Dave Lehenbauer 

LIFE QUOTES   “It is our faith that compels us to venerate life from its moment of conception. It is by faith that we treat life not as an entitlement or possession but as a steward for the Creator who gives life. Only by faith do we accept that life at its earliest possible moment has culpability for sin before the Divine Judge and benefits from the sacrifice of our Savior.” Rev. Robert Fleischmann, national director of Christian Life Resources. 
THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

October 7 through October 13, 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.

Council Meeting                                                6:30 P.M.

 WEDNESDAY

News & Notes Due                                          12:00 P.M.

ESL (Classroon 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 – GRACE,  Holiday Island  Pray for the love of Jesus to be demonstrated in the lives of our members.

 Church Ministry- Education Ministry Team - Lord, give this team a burning desire to educate and share their love of 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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October 14, 2018

October 14, 2018

 

UNITY SUNDAY IN OCTOBER  The Church Council changed the Unity Sunday Schedule for October 21. There will only be one service at 10:45 A.M. with communion.  Sunday School and Bible Classes will remain at 9:30 A.M.  The Voters’ meeting will be Nov.  18.  The Retirement Dinner for Pastor Besel will be at 1:00 PM.

 PASTOR’S RETIREMENT DINNER  Guidelines for those who are donating food for Pastor’s dinner:

Greenbeans:  Please deliver 2 large cans (COMMERCIAL SIZE – 106 OUNCE) to the kitchen on Friday, October 19 no later than 4:00 p.m.

Lettuce: Please deliver to the kitchen Saturday morning, October 20th, WASHED and TORN and ready to assemble.

Baby Spinach:  Please deliver to the kitchen by Saturday morning, October 20,  not torn.

Potato Casserole:  Please deliver to the kitchen Sunday.  COOKED and ready to serve.

Bless every one of you for your donations and your help.

 MEMORIES  The elders are looking for a few people to share memories of Pastor Besel at the dinner on Oct. 21.  If interested, contact Brent Garner for information.


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. “We Will Not Fear"  Guest Speaker: Dr. Oswald Hoffmann - Dr. Oswald Hoffmann says, "Fear is a fact of life ... but faith in God harnesses fear and points it in the right direction."
(Psalm 46)

 HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

9:30-10:30 A.M. – Pam Pickett leads a study on Israel Places in Classroom 1

9:30-10:30 A.M Libby Garner leads a Beth Moore study for women in the Conference Room.

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

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

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 @ 2:00 pm Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Class

DISTRICT PASTORS’ CONFERENCE  Pastor Besel and Pastor Bernthal are leaving this afternoon for the District Pastor’s Conference in Jackson, TN.  They will return Wednesday evening.  If you are in need of pastoral care, contact your elder or Cameron.

HTY CAFÉ TODAY   Support our youth in their journey to the National Youth Gathering in Minneapolis in July 2019 and get a sweet meal out of the deal. Head down to the Life Center after second service on Oct. 14 for some smoked pork, a grilled chicken sandwich, or any of our usual’s like burgers and chicken nuggets. All proceeds go to the youth who prepare and serve your food! Thank you for your support. 

MEMORIES  Krista needs your help in collecting photographs of the Pastor for his retirement dinner & program (Oct. 21).  We are hoping to make it a very special event.   If you plan to attend, we need to know the number in your party TODAY.  You can help make it special with your attendance and sharing pictures of the Pastor.   If you have any hard copy photograph(s) or electronic photograph file(s) you would like to share with Pastor for the dinner/program please turn them into the office ASAP.  We can scan a hard copy and return your photos to you. Please send electronic pictures to krista@holytrin.org   Hard copies can be dropped off at the office. Please have them in an envelope with your name clearly marked on it so I can get them back to you.

 Happy moments, praise God.
Difficult moments, seek God.
Quiet moments, worship God.
Painful moments,  trust God.
Every moment, thank God.

 CAMPUS CONNECTion:  We are looking for someone to take the lead role in this outreach. The leader organizes church members to bake homemade goodies for our college students twice a year (Fall and Spring) & pray for those students.  They also pack & mail out the care packages to the college students. If you are interested or have questions, please contact Casey Bolte.

 HEY MEN—on October 21st we will begin the Men’s Bible classes again.  Our study will focus on the book of Romans.  Martin Luther said this about the book of Romans—“This epistle is the real chief part of the New Testament, and the very purest Gospel, which deserves that a Christian not only know it word for word, but also deal with it daily as with the daily bread for the soul...”  Well, we won’t learn it word for word, but we will study it intently to see what God is telling us about Grace, love, Jesus, forgiveness, and a host of other important topics.  This first class will start at 9:30-ish and will continue for probably 12-15 weeks, which will take us thru the entire winter months.  Come and get your donuts, and a cup of coffee!  FORGET ABOUT HUNTING DEER—TAKE TIME TO HUNT THRU THE SCRIPTURE FOR REAL MEAT!!  PLEASE JOIN US ON OCTOBER 21st—all you need to bring is your Bible.  God bless you guys in this study!!         Dave Lehenbauer

DAILY BREAD PRAYERS   The following prayers will written by members of the confirmation class as they studied the Lord’s Prayer’s petition on “Give us this day our daily bread”:

Prayer 1

Dear God, thank you for all our great friends that help us in all our hard times. Thank you for the church where we learn about you. Thank you for our parents who take care of us no matter what. Thank you for all our siblings who are so helpful, Amen.

 

Prayer 2

Thank you for my dog, even though she can be mean sometimes, she is cute. Thank you for my cat, he's the best fuzzball in the west. Thank you for my warm and safe shelter and home, Thank you for my dad that is helpful and cool. I am also thankful for the environment that you have given us to hunt in. Amen.

LIFE QUOTES   “Look at your infancy and give thought to whether you remember that you were in your mother’s womb, that you lay in a cradle, that you sucked your mother’s breasts, cried, ate pap, grew, etc. Yet we are certainly alive even during the first year, when the fetus is carried in the mother’s womb.” Martin Luther (LW 5:75) –If you wish to support this ministry, you can do so through their website:  www.lutheransforlife.org

THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

October 14 through October 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.

HTY Café                                                          11:45 A.M.

 MONDAY

    Pastors at District Conference in Tennessee through Wednesday

Cameron’s Day Off

November Clarion Deadline                          12:00 P.M.

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

 WEDNESDAY

News & Notes Due                                          12:00 P.M.

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

 FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin                                             1:00 P.M.

Jr. High Linkt Retreat

 NEXT SUNDAY  UNITY SUNDAY

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

Communion                                                     10:45 A.M

Pastor’s Farewell Dinner                                  1:00 P.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- Outreach:  Dear God, bless the helping hands that serve You by helping others who are in need.  Amen.

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

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September 30, 2018

September 30, 2018

FEED MY SHEEP   Next Sunday is our monthly food drive to benefit our food pantry. Please bring your food or money donations next week. In August, we helped 313 people. Thank you for your support!

 HELPING HANDS   Holy Trinity is scheduled to volunteer at Helping Hands Thrift Store on Saturday, October 6.  A sign-up sheet is posted on the bulletin board in the Narthex. Helping Hands Inc. is a non-profit organization operated as a partnership of 26 churches in Benton County. Proceeds from the thrift store are used to meet the needs of Benton County residents through their assistance programs.

PINOCHLE    We will be gathering once again on Oct. 5th, the first Friday of the

month, to play cards & have fellowship. Set-up is at 6:00 P.M.  Card play will begin at 6:30 P.M.  Do not forget to bring a treat to share & a friend who might want to learn the game.

MILITARY BIBLESTICKS   Thank you for your support of providing Biblesticks for our military chaplains.  This year, the people of Holy Trinity donated $2,050 which provides 163 Biblesticks.  Over the last few years, the people of Holy Trinity have touched 520 military families with Biblesticks and Bible downloads for spouses and children.  Thank you for your generous support.

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. “Cut Off-for Us" Guest Speaker: Dr. Lawrence R. Rast Jr.  Sin is serious because it cuts us off from God. Guest speaker Dr. Lawrence Rast says Jesus was cut off from God, in our place.


HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

9:30-10:30 A.M. – Pam Pickett leads a study on Israel Places in Classroom 1

9:30-10:30 A.M Libby Garner leads a Beth Moore study for women in the Conference Room.

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

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

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 @ 2:00 pm Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Class

UNITY SUNDAY IN OCTOBER  The Church Council changed the Unity Sunday Schedule for October 21. There will only be one service at 10:45 A.M. with communion. Sunday School and Bible Classes will remain at 9:30 A.M.  The Voters’  business & meeting will be on November 18.

PASTOR’S RETIREMENT DINNER IS OCTOBER 21:  On Sunday Oct. 21 an appetizer reception will be begin after the 10: 45 A.M. church service. The dinner is to start at 1:00 P.M. Please let us know if you plan to attend (and the number in your group who will be attending).  A signup sheet is on the bulletin board in the Narthex, or you may call or email the office. We do NOT want to run out of food. Your R.S.V.P. is due by October 7, 2018.

HTY CAFÉ ON OCTOBER 14   Support our youth in their journey to the National Youth Gathering in Minneapolis in July 2019 and get a sweet meal out of the deal. Head down to the Life Center after second service on Oct. 14 for some smoked pork, a grilled chicken sandwich, or any of our usual’s like burgers and chicken nuggets. All proceeds go to the youth who prepare and serve your food! Thank you for your support. 

CAMPUS CONNECTion:  We are looking for someone to take the lead role in this outreach. The leader organizes church members to bake homemade goodies for our college students twice a year (Fall and Spring) & pray for those students.  They also pack & mail out the care packages to the college students. If you are interested or have questions, please contact Casey Bolte.

PASTOR’S BOOKS  Check out Pastor Besel’s library and take as many books home as you desire. 

GIDEON MINISTRY    The Gideons are looking for businessmen who join them in their ministry of distributing God’s Word to people around the world.  If you would be interested in becoming a Gideon, you can join them on October 2 at 6:30 P.M. at Temple Baptist Church in Rogers.  For more information, contact Ted Jones at 479-636-7371 or tdjones333@att.net.

LIFE THOUGHTS IN CHURCH  “I can’t carry this alone” (Numbers 11:14). Moses echoes the emotions of sudden pregnancy, chronic conditions, and advocating for life among communities that ignore. “You’re not alone,” says the Lord (Numbers 11:16, Mark 9:40, James 5:14). “Lean on my people.” Jesus Christ goes with you. The communion of saints shares your joys and sorrows. Sometimes speaking up for life starts with approaching the lonely. Lord of the Church, cause our fellowship to show Your love. Amen (Pentecost XIX)

LIFE QUOTES   “My hope and prayer and encouragement to each of you is to see people of all abilities as God sees them. Each of His children is beloved and valued. Each is uniquely gifted so that the work of God may be displayed—through every season of life.” Mona Fuerstenau, director of Lutheran Ministry Partnerships, Bethesda Lutheran Communities .  If you wish to support this ministry, you may do so through their web site:  www.lutheransforlife.org

ELDER UPDATE ON PASTOR SEARCH

We want to keep everyone up to date with what we are doing to replace Pastor Besel after his retirement on October 21st.  On August 7, 2018 the Council and Elders met with President Paavola of the Mid-South district to plan for a replacement for Pastor Besel after his retirement. President Paavola suggested we consider an interim Pastor. His experience suggests that after a pastor has been at a congregation as long as Pastor Besel has been at Holy Trinity, the possibility for success of the new pastor is very low.  Pastor Besel agreed with President Paavola based on what he has seen at other churches.

After our meeting the Council and Elders agreed to call an interim Pastor. The interim Pastor would be here for 18 months and then we would call a permanent Pastor. It will take approximately 3 to 4 months to call the interim Pastor. We have to complete a congregational survey to find out what we are looking for in a new pastor, submit the information to the Mid-South District and they will match Holy Trinity to a group of Pastors who fit our criteria, and then our call committee would interview the candidates and call the interim Pastor. This would be the same process for our permanent Pastor. In most cases we would NOT be able to call the interim Pastor as our permanent Pastor.

In the mean time we would have visiting Pastors to conduct our weekly services.  If you have any concerns or input, please feel free to contact you Elder or Council members.  We will keep you informed on our progress.   Please pray for GOD to lead the right Pastor to Holy Trinity.                       --Brent Garner, Chairman, Elders
THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

September 30 through October 6, 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

Elder’s Meeting                                                 6:30 P.M.

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

TUESDAY

Education Team                                                5:30 P.M.

WEDNESDAY

Staff Meeting                                                   12:00 P.M.

News & Notes Due                                          12:00 P.M.

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

Choir Rehearsal                                                 6:30 P.M.

Praise Group Rehearsal                                    7:30 P.M.

THURSDAY

Outreach Team                                               11:30 A.M.

Youth Ministry Team                                        5:30 P.M.

FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Clarion and Bulletin                         1:00 P.M.

Cards                                                                  6:30 P.M.

NEXT SUNDAY  FEED MY SHEEP

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 –Christ Church, Siloam Springs-  Pray that the Lord would continue to provide an on-going ministry of Word and Sacrament for Christ Lutheran Church in Siloam Springs and that the congregation would grow in their outreach ministry..

Church Ministry-Trustees--Pray for this dedicated group as they tend to their ministry and keep Holy Trinity’s physical house in order.

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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September 23, 2018

September 23, 2018

 OFFICE HOURS  Because our office manager, Elaine Taylor, is on vacation for the first part of the week, the office hours for this week are Monday and Tuesday, September 24 and 25, 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.  We will return to normal hours 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. on Wednesday.  We want to thank Kim McConnell for helping us in the office while Elaine has been gone.

 COMMITMENT SUNDAY NEXT WEEK   Tomorrow the church office will be mailing out the letter to our members with this year’s commitment form in it plus a couple of charts to help guide you in prayerfully considering what your commitments will be for 2019.  We ask that you fill out the commitment form, place it in the envelope that is provided and then bring it to church next Sunday.  Our commitments and offerings will be brought to the front as part of our worship service then.

 PASTOR’S RETIREMENT DINNER IS OCTOBER 21:  An appetizer reception will be begin after the 10: 45 A.M. church service. The dinner is to start at 1:00 P.M. Please let us know if you plan to attend (and the number in your group who will be attending)A signup sheet is on the bulletin board in the Narthex, or you may call or email the office. We do NOT want to run out of food. Your R.S.V.P. is due by October 7, 2018.

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. “Come, Lord Jesus" Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. Dale A. Meyer  In a classic message from 1998, Dr. Dale Meyer explains how a common table prayer reminds us of our dependence upon God and His gifts. (Exodus 16)

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

9:30-10:30 A.M. – Pam Pickett leads a study on Israel Places in Classroom 1

9:30-10:30 A.M Libby Garner leads a Beth Moore study for women in the Conference Room.

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

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

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 @ 2:00 pm Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Class

 HTY CAFÉ   Due to Pastor Besel’s retirement dinner, the HTY Café  fundraiser for the National Youth Gathering (NYG)  has been moved from October 21 to October 14 after the 10:45 A.M. Service.  Plan to join us and support our Youth that day.

COMMUNICANT MEMBER SURVEYS  Please turn them in no later than today so they can be tabulated for our calling documents for the Mid-South District.

SUNDAY SCHOOL STUDENTS  will be singing "He's Got the Whole World" at late service next week. We would LOVE to have your child join us!  We will practice during our openings today and next week.  Contact LeAnn Girshner with any questions.

UNITY SUNDAY IN OCTOBER  The Church Council this last week changed the Unity Sunday Schedule for October 21.  Sunday School and Bible Classes will remain at 9:30 A.M. There will only be one service at 10:45 A.M. with communion.  The Council decided that the Voters’ meeting that day would not be held.  Instead any business for the Voters would be brought to the meeting on November 18.

LIFE THOUGHTS IN CHURCH  Everyone who loves the Lord God also loves His little ones (Mark 9:37). Every child is a treasure. Every person, especially the vulnerable, is our neighbor. Every life, even the feeblest, is gift and privilege from above. Life-or-death situations allow opportunity for us to receive them—see them, be seen with them, meet their needs. The Gospel of Jesus Christ means life with a Father and His family. Father in heaven, assist us to receive Your little ones. Amen.  (Pentecost XVIII)

PORTALS OF PRAYER   The new edition of Portals of Prayer is available in the Narthex for October – December.  Please help yourself to them and feel free to share with other people who would like a copy.

CAMPUS CONNECTion:  We are looking for someone to take the lead role in this outreach. The leader organizes church members to bake homemade goodies for our college students twice a year (Fall and Spring) & pray for those students.  They also pack & mail out the care packages to the college students.  Casey Bolte cannot take the lead this year due to other time commitments. If you are interested or have questions, please contact Casey Bolte.

LIFE QUOTES   “Are you afraid of commitment and ‘belonging’ to other people? Relax. It’s how your Creator designed you. When you call a sick friend, send a card, congratulate an achiever, encourage a drooper, pursue a stray, or teach a child, you will feel a satisfaction in your heart that not even the devil can steal.” Rev. Mark Jeske, Time of Grace – If you wish to support this ministry, you may do so through their web site:  www.lutheransforlife.org

MEALS FOR LUTHERANS AND FRIENDS  If you would be interested in providing a meal for our U of A college ministry on Wednesdays in October or November, contact lutheran@uark.edu.

GIDEON MINISTRY    The Gideons are looking for businessmen who join them in their ministry of distributing  God’s Word to people around the world.  If you would be interested in becoming a Gideon, you can join them on October 2 at 6:30 at Temple Baptist Church in Rogers.  For more information, contact Ted Jones at 479-636-7371 or tdjones333@att.net.

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

September 23 through September29, 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

Office Open                                                      10 A.M.- 2:00 P.M.

Cameron’s Day Off

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

 TUESDAY

Office Open                                                      10 A.M.- 2:00 P.M.

 WEDNESDAY

News & Notes Due                                          12:00 P.M.

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

 THURSDAY

Elaine Taylor (Return from Vacation)

 FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Clarion and 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 –Holy Trinity, Rogers  Pray for God’s guidance as Holy Trinity prepares for the retirement of Pastor Besel next month.

 Church Ministry: Elders:  Pray for all members of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church to strengthen their faith through the Word.

 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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September 16, 2018

September 16, 2018

 

JR HIGH LINKT RETREAT  Attention 6th-8th grade students. Jr High LinkT Retreat is Oct 19-21st at Camp Petit Jean. The theme this year is Unknown and how we are known and loved by our king. If you are interested in attending, talk to Cameron ASAP. He needs to know by Sept 21stfor early bird pricing. Cost is $50 a student which includes room, board, and a shirt. 

 PASTOR’S RETIREMENT DINNER  Plans are well underway for Pastor’s Dinner Party on October 21st.  The Dinner is planned to begin at 1:00 pm.  An appetizer reception will proceed the dinner following the church service.

 Please let us know if you plan to attend (and the number in your group who will be attending).  A signup sheet is on the bulletin board in the Narthex, but if you get distracted after church, just email the office at office@holytrin.org or call us at 636-1135.  Our plans are to make this a special event, and we certainly do NOT want to run out of food, so your RSVP is essential by October 7, 2018.

 OFFICE HOURS for the coming week on Monday and Tuesday, (September 17 and 18) are 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. On September 19 through 21, hours are 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.  Times are displayed on the office door to assist food pantry patrons.

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 Mystery of God"
Guest Speaker: Dr. Oswald Hoffmann The undeniable hiddenness of God becomes the openness of God when you see His Son, Jesus Christ.
(Isaiah 55:6-9)

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

9:30-10:30 A.M. – Pam Pickett leads a study on Israel Places in Classroom 1

9:30-10:30 A.M Libby Garner leads a Beth Moore study for women in the Conference Room.

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

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

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 @ 2:00 pm Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Class

SUNDAY SCHOOL STUDENTS will be singing "He's Got the Whole World" at late service on Sun., Sept. 30th. We would LOVE to have your child join us! We will practice during Sunday School openings on Sept. 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th. Contact LeAnn Girshner with any questions.

MILITARY BIBLESTICKS   Over the last several years, the members and friends of Holy Trinity have provided Military Biblesticks for 357 servicemen.  These Biblesticks are only available through military chaplains.  So far this year, churches have provided 120,000 Biblesticks for chaplains to give away.  They currently have requests for 17,000 more at $25 each.  There is a donor who is matching all the gifts in August and September.  If you want to provide one or more, today is the last day to place your gift in the offering plate. 

LIFE THOUGHTS IN CHURCH  Ancient societies often avoided demon-possessed persons (Mark 9:17-18, 22). “It’s your problem, not my business. Don’t bother me, deal with it yourself.” The modern mantra, “Your body, your choice,” tells the same lie. When we keep silent and still on life issues, we only confirm this devilish deception. Christians get to speak with Christ’s courage and reach out in God’s compassion: “You matter. We’ll help” (Isaiah 50:4). O Lord, loose our tongues to declare Your mighty deeds. Amen.

(Pentecost XVII)

LIFE QUOTES   “Oh, how the believer in Christ needs to remember that Christ lives within. This is no longer my life, it is Christ’s. Yes, you live in the midst of a battle between the culture of death and the culture of life. Stand firm in Christ, where the abundant life has always been and always will be!” Rev. Lyndon Korhonen, president of the Association of Free Lutheran Congregations – A Life Quote from Lutherans For Life • If you wish to support this ministry, you may do so through their website.

www.lutheransforlife.org


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

September 16 through September 22, 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

Cameron’s Day Off

Office Open                                                      10 A.M.- 2:00 P.M.

 TUESDAY

Elaine Taylor (Vacation through 9/27)

Office Open                                                      10 A.M.- 2:00 P.M.

 WEDNESDAY

Office Open                                                      10 A.M.- 2:00 P.M.

News & Notes Due                                          12:00 P.M.

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

 THURSDAY

Cameron (Return from Vacation)

 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 for God to open the hearts of all to receive their Savior Jesus Christ.

 Church Ministry: Officers:  Pray for our Officers as they guide the congregation through the selection of a new Pastor.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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September 9, 2018

September 9, 2018

PASTOR’S RETIREMENT DINNER  Plans are well underway for Pastor’s Dinner Party on October 21st.  Please let us know if you plan to attend (and the number in your group who will be attending).  A signup sheet is on the bulletin board in the Narthex, but if you get distracted after church, just email the office at office@holytrin.org or call us at 636-1135.  Our plans are to make this a special event, and we certainly do NOT want to run out of food, so your RSVP is essential.

CAMP TRINITY   The Lutheran Camp on Petit Jean is now Camp Trinity. The board voted to change the camp name in glory to God – Creator, Redeemer and Sanctifier – and in honor of the generations of faithful followers of Christ who worshiped at Trinity Lutheran Church for a century before the creation of the camp. The church, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is now fully restored to its original condition and appearance. (“Lutheran Camp on Petit Jean” will remain the camp’s corporate name, dba Camp Trinity.)

Come hear some of the most talented church musicians in Arkansas as they bring glory to God at the first-ever Battle of the Praise Bands. The contest is Saturday, Sept. 29, at Camp Trinity, the Lutheran camp on Petit Jean Mountain. Admission is free. You can enjoy barbecue dinners and concessions, games for the whole family, and tours of the camp to see the most recent improvements. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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 Changeless Christ for a Changing World" Guest Speaker: Dr. Walter A. Maier  In a classic message first heard in 1937, Dr. Walter A. Maier tells how Christ comes to us in our world of change and decay with a message of unchanging hope.
(Hebrews 13:8)

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

9:30-10:30 A.M. – Pam Pickett leads a study on Israel Places in Classroom 1

9:30-10:30 A.M Libby Garner leads a Beth Moore study for women in the Conference Room.

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

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

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 @ 2:00 pm Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Class

SUNDAY SCHOOL STUDENTS will be singing "He's Got the Whole World" at late service on Sun., Sept. 30th. We would LOVE to have your child join us! We will practice during Sunday School openings this month.  Contact LeAnn Girshner with any questions.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE resumes tomorrow evening, Monday, September 10 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm in Classroom 1.  The group meets on Monday and Wednesday of each week.  If you know of someone who could use these classes, please let them know of this outreach opportunity at Holy Trinity.  Peggy Jones can answer any questions you may have.  She can be reached at 479-633-2050.

MILITARY BIBLESTICKS   Over the last several years, the members and friends of Holy Trinity have provided Military Biblesticks for 357 servicemen.  These Biblesticks are only available through military chaplains.  So far this year, churches have provided 120,000 Biblesticks for chaplains to give away.  They currently have requests for 17,000 more at $25 each.  There is a donor who is matching all the gifts in August and September.  If you want to provide one or more, place your gift in the offering plate by next Sunday, September 16. 

PASSION PLAY AREA APPRECIATION  Discount tickets for the Passion Play in Eureka Springs are available for Benton County Residents in August and October.  Tickets are $17 for adults, $7 for youth (12-16) and $5 for children (4-11).  Call their toll free number (800-882-7529) for discounted tickets.  For general information about the Passion Play, go to their web site:  http://www.greatpassionplay.org

JR HIGH LINKT RETREAT  Attention 6th-8th grade students. Jr High LinkT Retreat is Oct 19-21st at Camp Trinity. The theme this year is Unknown and how we are known and loved by our king. If you are interested in attending, talk to Cameron ASAP. He needs to know by Sept 21st for early bird pricing. Cost is $50 a student which includes room, board, and a shirt. 

CONFIRMATION SMALL GROUP GUIDES   Cameron is looking for Small Group Guides for confirmation this fall. It is their role to lead a small group of students in a discussion on each week’s topic. For more details, please speak to Cameron Pullmann. 

LIFE QUOTES   “The culture of life respects human life at all its stages, recognizing that those who have lived long and well have much to offer those who are just beginning their journeys on this earth. Not only should the young respect the aging, but the elderly should also respect themselves with the honor God says is due them. If Grandpa is too weak to work, he is not too weak to pray. Let us cherish our parents and grandparents as they intercede on our behalf and pass down to their children’s children the wisdom of the Lord.” Ryan C. MacPherson, Professor at Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato, Minnesota – If you wish to support this ministry, you may do so through their web site:  www.lutheransforlife.org

PRAYER PALS    We really need a few more prayer pals for Head to Heart Confirmation this fall and spring. Talk to Cameron or the office if you are interested. 

LIFE THOUGHTS IN CHURCH Abortions, assisted suicides, and embryo-destroying experiments all discriminate. These actions assign value according to age, appearance, ability, environment, or history. The Gospel of Jesus Christ eagerly dispenses with such partiality (James 2:1, 5). The Word of His grace proclaims life to those in need and then performs it with and for them (James 2:17-18). How may we echo and imitate this miracle in our neighborhoods? Humble Lord Jesus, teach us poverty of pride that we may obtain riches in relationships. Amen.

(Pentecost XVI)

THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

 September 9 through September 15, 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

Elder’s Meeting                                                 6:30 P.M.

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

 

TUESDAY

Council Meeting                                                6:30 P.M.

Elaine Taylor (Vacation through 9/27)

WEDNESDAY

Roger’s Ministerial Alliance (at Holy Trinity) 11:30 A.M.

News & 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

Cameron (Vacation through 9/20)

FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

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 –Faith, Bentonville  Pray that the new school year be blessed for all returning to the class-rooms, and may those in our congregations attend with a commitment to Christ that shines in the darkness for students and teachers alike.

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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September 2, 2018

September 2, 2018

 COMMUNICANT MEMBER SURVEY  Today is the target date for the return of the surveys.  The call process is long and arduous, and the input from each of you is critical.  There is a basket on the table which can be used for completed surveys, or you can drop it at the office or place in Bonnie Gust’s mailbox.

BEV LEHENBAUER FUNERAL  The funeral for Bev Lehenbauer will be held at Holy Trinity at 7:00 pm this Thursday, September 6.

PRAYER PALS  We really need a few more prayer pals for Head to Heart Confirmation this fall and spring. Talk to Cameron or the office if you are interested. 

 PINOCHLE CARDS   We will be playing cards on Friday Sept. 7th.  Play

will begin at 6:30 & hopefully some will be there at 6 pm to begin setting up.  New comers are always welcome & we do have treats for the appetite. 

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE resumes on Monday, September 10 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm in Classroom 1.  The group meets on Monday and Wednesday of each week.  If you know of someone who could use these classes, please let them know of this outreach opportunity at Holy Trinity.  Peggy Jones can answer any questions you may have.  She can be reached at 479-633-2050.

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. Eager to Preach the Good News" Guest Speaker: Dr. Oswald Hoffmann--In a classic message from 1968, Dr. Oswald Hoffmann says, "The Good News (of Christ) is really good; good enough to believe, good enough to trust."(Romans 1:14-17)

 HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

9:30-10:30 A.M. – Pam Pickett leads a study on Israel Places in Classroom 1 (no class today)

9:30-10:30 A.M Libby Garner leads a Beth Moore study for women in the Conference Room.

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

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

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

GREETERS, READERS, VIDEO OPERATORS, COUNTERS, OFFICE HELPERS  please check your Narthex mailboxes for your 4th Quarter schedules.

FEED MY SHEEP  is today.  Thank you for helping our pantry.  If you forgot food, you can make a monetary donation at the wagon in the narthex.

BIBLE STUDY  Pastor Bernthal's Bible Class begins on Tuesday, Sept. 11.  It will regularly be held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month.  The class is in Classroom 1 at 2 P.M.

MILITARY BIBLESTICKS   Over the last several years, the members and friends of Holy Trinity have provided Military Biblesticks for 357 servicemen.  These Biblesticks are only available through military chaplains.  So far this year, churches have provided 120,000 Biblesticks for chaplains to give away.  They currently have requests for 17,000 more at $25 each.  There is a donor who is matching all the gifts in August and September.  If you want to provide one or more, place your gift in the offering plate by September 16. 

 LIFE THOUGHTS IN CHURCH –– Life issues can present great temptations. The complications of surprise pregnancies pressure folks into adding to God’s Word. Infertility and terminal illnesses steer many toward subtracting from the Lord’s commands (Deuteronomy 4:2). Still, He who takes ownership of the inner life by His forgiveness also takes responsibility for the body’s survival by His resurrection. His presence and promises arm and guard against every threat (Ephesians 6:11). Good Shepherd and Guardian, give security to us and through us in Your words. Amen.

Amen.. (Pentecost XV)

SUNDAY SCHOOL STUDENTS will be singing "He's Got the Whole World" at late service on Sun., Sept. 30th.  We will practice during Sunday School openings on Sept. 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th. Contact LeAnn Girshner with any questions.

CONFIRMATION SMALL GROUP GUIDES   Cameron is looking for Small Group Guides for confirmation this fall. It is their role to lead a small group of students in a discussion on each week’s topic. For more details, please speak to Cameron Pullmann. 

A NOTE FROM ANGIE HARTWIG The following note was received via our website:  Hello! Please let the congregation know that the Isaiah54.5ah@gmail.com account was hacked and the hacker has control of it. If anyone has received an email from it, it was not from me. My new email is angieteacher7777777@gmail.com.. I am extremely grateful for this website (www.holytrin.org) as I listen to the sermons weekly. Wish I could attend in person there! I found a Missouri Synod Lutheran church here in Okinawa though. Take care and thanks to everyone for all the various ministries there.  Angie. My address is. PSC. 557. Box 2223. FPO. AP. 96379. . Pray for me to completely surrender my life to Him and follow Him faithfully by the power of His Spirit .....to be able to be courageous to share the gospel and to serve others...think of others more than of myself....and to set my mind on things above. Thanks.   :)

LUTHERANS AND FRIENDS  is the name for our newly registered and officially recognized LCMS Campus ministry and Registered Student Organization (RSO) at the University of Arkansas.   It is Lutherans and Friends because it is open to both Lutheran students and their non-Lutheran friends.  They will be meeting regularly at the Rock House on Dickson Street.  For information, contact the President, John Barber at 417-366-2647 or at lutheran@uark.mail.edu.

LIFE QUOTES   “We come together from all parts of our land … We come rich and poor, proud and plain, religious and agnostic, politically committed and independent … The right-to-life cause is not the concern of only a special few, but it should be the cause of all those who care about fairness and justice, love and compassion, and liberty with law.” Dr. Mildred Fay Jefferson, MD If you wish to support this ministry, you may do so through their web site:  www.lutheransforlife.org

 GIDEON MINISTRY    The Gideons are looking for businessmen who join them in their ministry of distributing  God’s Word to people around the world.  If you would be interested in becoming a Gideon, you can join them on October 2 at 6:30 at Temple Baptist Church in Rogers.  For more information, contact Ted Jones at 479-636-7371 or tdjones333@att.net.

THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

September 2 through September 8, 2018

 SUNDAY

Pastor on Vacation to Texas

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 – LABOR DAY

Office Closed

TUESDAY

Education Team Meeting                                 5:30 P.M.

WEDNESDAY

Staff Meeting                                                   12:00 P.M.

News & Notes Due                                          12:00 P.M.

Choir Rehearsal                                                 6:30 P.M.

Praise Group Rehearsal                                    7:30 P.M.

THURSDAY

Outreach Team Meeting                                 11:30 P.M.

Youth Ministry Team Meeting                         5:30 P.M.

Bev Lehenbauer Funeral                                  7:00 P.M.

FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

Cameron’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin                                             1:00 P.M.

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

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

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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August 26, 2018

August 26, 2018

COMMUNICANT MEMBER SURVEY  The recent mailing of the Communicant Survey  about what you are looking for in a pastor was intended for EACH Communicant Member.  Yes, that includes Confirmed young adults in the household.  The computer system, in its infinite wisdom, only mailed one survey per household.  (Yes, I could have changed that, but I missed it – Mea Culpa).  Extra copies of the survey have been placed on the table in the Narthex.  Please help yourself to as many copies as needed by your family.  There is a basket on the same table which can be used for completed surveys.   – Elaine Taylor

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE resumes on Monday, September 10 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm in Classroom 1.  The group meets on Monday and Wednesday of each week.  If you know of someone who could use these classes, please let them know of this outreach opportunity at Holy Trinity.  Peggy Jones can answer any questions you may have.  She can be reached at 479-633-2050.

SUNDAY SCHOOL STUDENTS will be singing "He's Got the Whole World" at late service on Sun., Sept. 30th. We would LOVE to have your child join us! We will practice during Sunday School openings on Sept. 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th. Contact LeAnn Girshner with 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. What Is Best" Speaker Emeritus of The Lutheran Hour: Rev. Dr. Ken Klaus: Far too many people assume there are differences in commercial products, political candidates and school systems, but these same people believe all religions are the same. Today we join with the Apostle Paul in praying people may discern what is best when it comes to their Savior. (Philippians 1:9-10)

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

9:30-10:30 A.M. – Pam Pickett leads a new study on Israel Places in Classroom 1

9:30-10:30 A.M Libby Garner leads a Beth Moore study for women in the Conference Room.

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

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

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

GREETERS, READERS, VIDEO OPERATORS, COUNTERS, OFFICE HELPERS please check your Narthex mailboxes for your 4th Quarter schedules.

MILITARY BIBLESTICKS   Over the last several years, the members and friends of Holy Trinity have provided Military Biblesticks for 357 servicemen.  These Biblesticks are only available through military chaplains.  So far this year, churches have provided 120,000 Biblesticks for chaplains to give away.  They currently have requests for 17,000 more at $25 each.  There is a donor who is matching all the gifts in August and September.  If you want to provide one or more, place your gift in the offering plate by September 16.  For more information, see the bulletin insert.

RALLY DAY  Today we are recognizing the teachers involved in our Sunday School and Confirmation program.  The names are on the insert in your bulletin.  We encourage you to pray regularly for these people.  After church today, you are invited to join the Sunday School at the Rogers Aquatics Center around 12:30 for lunch and lots of water fun.  For more information, see Cameron.

PASSION PLAY AREA APPRECIATION  Discount tickets for the Passion Play in Eureka Springs are available for Benton County Residents in August and October.  Tickets are $17 for adults, $7 for youth (12-16) and $5 for children (4-11).  Call their toll free number (800-882-7529) for discounted tickets.  For general information about the Passion Play, go to their web site:  http://www.greatpassionplay.org

FEED MY SHEEP  is next Sunday. Thank you for helping our pantry.

LIFE THOUGHTS IN CHURCH ––Matters of marriage, sexuality, and procreation are not marginal to the Christian message. Husband, wife, and children capture the heart of the Gospel in their unconditional acceptance and self-sacrificing servanthood (Ephesians 5:31-32). Indifference or abuse to family structure diminishes our life-saving witness. Celebrating and exercising these gifts will strengthen all other social institutions as well. Heavenly Bridegroom, charm us into enthusiastically submitting to Your will. Amen.. (Pentecost XIV)

CONFIRMATION SMALL GROUP GUIDES   Cameron is looking for Small Group Guides for confirmation this fall. It is their role to lead a small group of students in a discussion on each week’s topic. For more details, please speak to Cameron Pullmann. 

LUTHERANS AND FRIENDS  is the name for our newly registered and officially recognized LCMS Campus ministry and Registered Student Organization (RSO) at the University of Arkansas.   It is Lutherans and Friends because it is open to both Lutheran students and their non-Lutheran friends.  They will be meeting regularly at the Rock House on Dickson Street.  For information, contact the President, John Barber at 417-366-2647 or at lutheran@uark.mail.edu.

LIFE QUOTES   “When we see post-abortive women and men … vulnerable, helpless, destined perhaps to their own destruction—we are compelled to speak and defend and help because it is the Christ thing to do. As Christ, we get down in the ditch with them. We offer healing that can only come from the objective and complete forgiveness in Christ. We lift them up and walk beside them.” Rev. Dr. James I. Lamb, former executive director of Lutherans For Life – A Life Quote from Lutherans For Life • www.lutheransforlife.org (For those who have made an abortion decision, there is a Word of Hope, Lutherans For Life’s post-abortion healing ministry. Call 888.217.8679 or email info@word-of-hope.org.. If you wish to support this ministry, you may do so through their web site:  www.lutheransforlife.org

THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

August 26 through September 1, 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

WEDNESDAY

News & 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                                             1:00 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 –Salem, Springfield.  As our students return to school, pray that the Holy Spirit would strengthen their faith and embolden them to stand firm in the truth as they share the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Church Ministry: Journeymen-- Pray for the men of Holy Trinity, that they may bring others to Christ by letting their life as Christians be a shining example.

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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August 19, 2018

August 19, 2018

ISRAEL BIBLE STUDY Pam Pickett starts a new Bible study class today.   It will be a combination of showing vacation pictures from Israel, a little history and diving into scripture all at the same time.  Huh?  Here is what it will look like – we will take a place in Israel, let’s say Kursi.  Pam will explain what the place is significant for in the Bible (the place where Jesus restores the demon-possessed man and sends the demons into a herd of pigs).  She will show pictures of what it looks like today, talk about how archeologists found pig bones on this side of the Sea of Galilee but not the other, proving this is where the Gentiles lived.  Then we will open our Bibles to the story, read it, discuss it and think about what it means for us today.  After that we will move on to the next place.  This group will meet in Classroom 1.

RECYCLE, IT’S THE RIGHT THING TO DO   The trustees have asked us to remind the congregation of the need to recycle cardboard, paper, and aluminum cans. The Youth has three containers throughout the church for cans and the bins in the Giving Center are available for paper.  There is also a recycle container in the work room and a place for cardboard.   This is especially important now because the church is cutting back to one dumpster as a cost cutting move.  If this bin is overfilled the church will be charged extra. 

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. In Your Light We See Light"
Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. Dale A. Meyer
Meditation is time to think, and Christian meditation thinks about God in the light of Jesus Christ. It is "a lamp to our feet and a light to our path."
(Psalm 36 )

 HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

9:30-10:30 A.M. – Pam Pickett leads a new study on Israel Places in Classroom 1

9:30-10:30 A.M The new Beth Moore study for the Women's Bible Study led by Libby Garner will be A Woman's Heart: God's Dwelling Place. We will start on August 5th.  Workbooks available at LifeWay Christian Bookstore. 

9:30-10:30 A.M Dave Lehenbauer leads a study for the men in Classroom 2 on “Connections.”

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

CONGRATULATIONS  to Herb and Shirley Bernthal who celebrated their 70th Wedding Anniversary this last Tuesday.

CONFIRMATION SMALL GROUP GUIDES   Cameron is looking for Small Group Guides for confirmation this fall. It is their role to lead a small group of students in a discussion on each weeks topic. If you are interested, please speak to Cameron for more details. 

HELP NEEDED  We recently lost several of our late service Greeters.  If you can help out with saying “Good Morning” to fellow members of the congregation, please contact the office. 

NEW ADDRESS for Betty Jensen.  Betty has recently moved to the Primrose Retirement Center.  Her new address is:  650 S. Dodson Road, Room #222 Rogers AR 72758.  (479) 319-6844.

GREETERS, READERS, VIDEO OPERATORS, OFFICE HELPERS, COUNTERS  We are looking ahead to fourth quarter scheduling.  If you have vacations or other obligations planned during October, November, and December, please let us know.  We will not schedule you at times you specify.  Thanks for looking ahead and for all you do.

TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF MESSIAH   Messiah Lutheran Church in Pea Ridge is celebrating their Tenth Anniversary next Sunday, August 26.  The founding pastor, Rev. Neil Vanderbush, will lead the worship service at 10:30 A.M.   There will also be a celebration luncheon following the service.  If you plan to attend, let them know at 479-451-0021.

LIFE THOUGHTS IN CHURCH –– Even out of Jesus’ mouth the Gospel causes offense (John 6:61, 66). Yet to whom else shall we go? Shall we take refuge in the empty, ever-changing trends of politically correct popular opinion? Only the Savior speaks life—abundant life, eternal life, life for free, life for all (6:63). If our words do not declare and deliver life, they do not come from the Lord. O Wisdom from on high, let Your goodness fill our hearts and mouths. Amen. (Pentecost XIII)

LUTHERAN CAMP ON PETIT JEAN  Now is the time to register for the 10th annual Trivia Night. This fundraiser for the Lutheran Camp on Petit Jean will be the evening of Aug. 25 at Peace Lutheran Church in Conway. The event will include a trivia contest, silent auction and concessions. Teams will also compete in contests for best costumes, best table decorations and most clever team name. To register or learn more, check out the Lutheran Camp website: lutherancamp.org.

PASSION PLAY AREA APPRECIATION  Discount tickets for the Passion Play in Eureka Springs are available for Benton County Residents in August and October.  Tickets are $17 for adults, $7 for youth (12-16) and $5 for children (4-11).  Call their toll free number (800-882-7529) for discounted tickets.  For general information about the Passion Play, go to their web site:  http://www.greatpassionplay.org

CHOIR AND PRAISE GROUP REHEARSALS BEGIN THIS WEEK   If you are interested in singing in the choir or participating in the Praise Group, you are invited to their rehearsals which start this Wednesday.  Choir meets from 6:30-7:30 in the choir room.  Praise Group meets from 7:30-8:30 in the Sanctuary.  For more information, contact LeAnn Girshner.

LIFE QUOTES   “Whom can you encourage today? Think of lonely hearts that need the encouragement of the presence of their Savior. Tell those who are worried about the future that you are praying for them and that God has good plans for them. And don’t forget the simple fact that just listening to others and letting them know you care may be all they need. Listen to your Savior encouraging you in His Word and you will be well prepared to encourage others.” Rev. Jonathan M. Kruschel, St. John Lutheran Church, Redwood Falls, Minnesota. If you wish to support this ministry, you may do so through their web site:  www.lutheransforlife.org

THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

August 19 through August 25, 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

Cameron’s Day Off

WEDNESDAY

News & 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 & Clarion                            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 – Fayetteville Mission, J.D. Zischke:  Pray for God to bless the city of Fayetteville as it transitions into a new school year.

Church Ministry. Sunday School: As we move into another school year, please pray for our teachers that they may help our little ones to know Jesus.

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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August 12, 2018

August 12, 2018

 

COLLEGE STUDENTS  Today, we send-off all our college students.

Cole Brockhoff - NWACC

Connor Byrd – U of A - Fayetteville

Jacob Byrd – U of A - Fayetteville

Jarrod Eisma – U of A – Fayetteville (Fall in Spain)

Taylor Faust – U of A – Fayetteville (Fall in Spain)

Mackie Gregory – U of A – Fayetteville

Zander Gregory – U of A – Fayetteville

Matthew Sij – U of A – Fayetteville

Hailey Budensiek – TCU – Ft. Worth, TX

Alecia Gutche – Harding University – Searcy, AR

Courtney Gutche – Missouri State University, Springfield, MO

Colby Isbell – Missouri State University – Springfield, MO

Zeke Peterson – Missouri University of Science and Technology – Rolla, MO

 

Blessings and good fortune to each of you.  You are in our prayers.

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. Pigeonholed”  Speaker Emeritus of The Lutheran Hour:  Rev. Dr. Ken Klaus—Just when you think you are getting to know Jesus, He says something which can confuse.  Today the world remains confused about God’s Son, our Savior.  That’s because Jesus refuses to be pigeonholed by the world’s desires or expectations.  He’s God’s Son, Who has come to save humankind.  Anything else, or different than this, is simply unacceptable. 

(John 6:42)
 

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

9:30-10:30 A.M. – Pastor Besel Bible Study  “Sex and Romance in the Bible” in Classroom 1. 

9:30-10:30 A.M The new Beth Moore study for the Women's Bible Study led by Libby Garner will be A Woman's Heart: God's Dwelling Place. We will start on August 5th.  Workbooks available at LifeWay Christian Bookstore. 

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

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

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

OUTREACH MINISTRY TEAM      The Outreach Ministry Team is conducting a survey during both services today.  We plan to take a more focused approach in 2019 and want to make sure that focus is on things that you care about!  Please take a few minutes to complete the survey and hand it to an usher at the end of the service.  If you’d like more time to complete the survey, please place it in the Outreach box in the workroom at your convenience.  Thank you for your time!   Your Outreach Ministry Team --

Dave Lehenbauer & Casey Bolte.

HELP NEEDED  We recently lost several of our late service Greeters.  If you can help out with saying “Good Morning” to fellow members of the congregation, please contact the office. 

PRAYER PALS  Cameron is looking for several outstanding volunteers to be Prayer Pals for 2018-2019. Prayer Pals sit and talk with their students, go through their High and Lows, discuss what they are learning and pray with them. It takes about 15-20 minutes each month and is a huge impact on the lives of our young men and women. If you are interested please speak with Cameron. 

CONFIRMATION SMALL GROUP GUIDES   Cameron is looking for Small Group Guides for confirmation this fall. It is their role to lead a small group of students in a discussion on each weeks topic. If you are interested, please speak to Cameron for more details. 

LIFE THOUGHTS IN CHURCH.   The antidote to despair is not autonomy (1 Kings 19::4).  God only gives (or reserves!) daily bread to draw hearts into the bakery and unto the Bread-Maker (John 6:35, 44).  He has designed human beings for community (1 Kings 19:7), and our opponent has no countermeasure for compassion.  When we don’t apathetically abandon those facing life-or-death situations but instead embrace and assist, we receive them as treasures from heaven.  Giver of Life, strengthen us to strengthen others with Your ways.  Amen.  (Pentecost XII)

GREETERS, READERS, VIDEO OPERATORS, OFFICE HELPERS, COUNTERS  We are looking ahead to fourth quarter scheduling.  If you have vacations or other obligations planned during October, November, and December, please let us know.  We will not schedule you at times you specify.  Thanks for looking ahead and for all you do.

LIFE QUOTES   “When the end of life is near, may we be willing to speak up for those who are the most vulnerable here as well.  States across this nation are considering legalizing assisted suicide.  We have a voice.  We need to use it!  Do not let the voice of the evil one be the most vocal.  Be voices For Life!”  Virginia Flo, Lutherans For Life Regional Director of Minnesota.  If you wish to support this ministry, you may do so through their web site:  www.lutheransforlife.org

1st GRADE STUDENTS  If your child is entering the first grade please inform the office so we have a complete list for First Bibles. 

RALLY DAY  Rally Day is set for August 26th at the Rogers Aquatic Center. It will be after second service but the exact time is TBD. Please sign up in the Narthex so we have a complete number. 

Honoring:   LeAnn Girshner

WhenSaturday, August 18,

         2-4 P.M.

Where:  Holy Trinity Chapel

RSVP:    Reatha@640-3491

Please join us as we celebrate Josh & LeAnn’s new baby.  Not known if it is a boy or girl yet.  The Girshner’s are registered at Target & Amazon

AREA APPRECIATION  Discount tickets for the Passion Play in Eureka Springs are available for Benton County Residents.  Appreciation performances are in August and October.  Tickets are $17 for adults, $7 for youth (12-16) and $5 for children (4-11).  Info at 1-800-882-7529.

 


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

 

August 12 through August 18, 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

 

TUESDAY

Council Meeting                                                6:30 P.M.

 

WEDNESDAY

News & Notes Due                                          12:00 P.M.

Clarion Articles Due                                        12:00 P.M.

 

FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

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 – St. John’s, Fayetteville:  Pray that God would guide the outreach of the congregation and the assimilation of new members.

Church Ministry. Hispanic Ministry Team: Dear Jesus, help us to spread Your message to our neighbors through a common language.

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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August 5, 2018

August 5, 2018

 

 

COLLEGE STUDENTS   If you will be going to college this fall (or you have a son or daughter attending), please let the church office know which college they are attending and their college address and  phone number (if available).  We are planning our annual college send-off for all college students on next Sunday at both services. 

 

PASTOR BESEL  will be on vacation from Monday through August 10.  They will be spending time in Colorado with their family.  In case of a pastoral emergency, please contact Pastor Bernthal, Cameron, your elder or the church office. 

 

CONFIRMATION MEETING   Students going into 7th or 8th grade and their parents are asked to attend an information meeting this Sunday, during the education hour in the chapel.  We will discuss the layout of confirmation this fall, requirements, parental roles, and day/time of the week.  See Cameron with questions.

 

HELP NEEDED  We recently lost several of our late service Greeters.  If you can help out with saying “Good Morning” to fellow members of the congregation, please contact the 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. And the Pursuit of Happiness" Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. Dale A. Meyer When the main goal in life is your happiness, you've turned in on yourself and away from others, especially God. Turn from yourself to Jesus and you'll know a peace that surpasses all understanding, and that is the basis for true lasting happiness. (Exodus 16:2-15; John 6:22-35)

 

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

9:30-10:30 A.M. – Pastor Besel Bible Study  “Sex and Romance in the Bible” in Classroom 1.  (Pastor Bernthal has the class today)

9:30-10:30 A.M The new Beth Moore study for the Women's Bible Study led by Libby Garner will be A Woman's Heart: God's Dwelling Place. We will start on August 5th.  Workbooks available at LifeWay Christian Bookstore. 

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

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

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

 

CONFIRMATION SMALL GROUP GUIDES   Cameron is looking for Small Group Guides for confirmation this fall. It is their role to lead a small group of students in a discussion on each weeks topic. If you are interested, please speak to Cameron for more details. 

 

GARDEN TABLE AVAILABLE   If you have extra produce from your garden that you want to share with other people, you are invited to put them on the counter in the Giving Center in the Narthex.   Feel free to help yourself to anything placed on the Garden Table.  Reminder, first come, first served.

 

FOSTER CARE   There is a crisis in Arkansas with children who need foster care but not enough families willing to offer that care.  There is a ministry called “The Call” which helps people interested in providing foster care in Northwest Arkansas.  There are a couple of flyers at the Giving Center if you want more information.

 

LIFE THOUGHTS IN CHURCH ––. Crafty deceitfulness tosses many about concerning life issues (Ephesians 4:14). Christians see more than debates and regulations. At stake are safety and eternity for members of our one body in Christ (4:16). For their sake we speak and show truth in love (4:15) according to our God-given vocations (4:11-12). We take courage that it changes hearts and saves lives even if we suffer for it (4:1). Bread of Life, build us into a body of hope. Amen.

LIFE QUOTES   “We are not engaged in a battle for lives but souls. We fight for the souls that drift from the faith in their pursuit of abortion, and we battle for souls who do not yet know Christ as their Savior. It is our primary vocation because the evidence is clear. Society as a whole has no trouble ending human life it no longer values. We restore the value to human life when we venerate the place of its Creator.” Rev. Robert Fleischmann, national director of Christian Life Resources – A Life Quote from Lutherans For Life • If you wish to support this ministry, you may do so

 through their web site:  www.lutheransforlife.org

 

 New Bible Class  Starting on August 19th Pam Pickett will begin a new class.  We will study “Places in Israel”.  Using photos of my trips to Israel we will look at a place in Israel, what does it look like now, what is the significance of it, the history and then dive into our Bibles to look at the Scripture associated with it.  For example:  Kursi, what is this place known for? (where Christ made the demons leave a man and go into a heard of pigs).  Answer questions like how do we know this is the spot, here is what it looks like now and then from Scripture what can this story teach us?  How can it apply to our lives today?  We will meet in Classroom 1.  I look forward to seeing you then, if you have any questions just let me know.  Thanks, Pam

 

TO THINK ABOUT

Little Boy’s Prayer – “Bring us our trash baskets as we forgive those who put trash in our trash baskets.”

 

 

Honoring:  LeAnn Girshner

 

WhenSaturday, August 18,

         2-4 P.M.

 

Where:  Holy Trinity Chapel

 

RSVP:    Reatha@640-3491

 

Please join us as we celebrate Josh & LeAnn’s new baby.  Not known if it is a boy or girl yet.  The Girshner’s are registered@ Target & Amazon


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

 

August 5 through August 11, 2018

 

SUNDAY – FEED MY SHEEP

Communion                                                                     8:00 A.M.

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

Communion                                                                  10:45 A.M.

 

MONDAY

Pastor Besel on Vacation through August 10

Cameron’s Day Off

Elder’s Meeting                                                              6:30 P.M.

 

TUESDAY

Education Team                                                            5:30 P.M.

 

WEDNESDAY

News & Notes Due                                                     12:00 P.M.

 

FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin                                                        1:00 P.M.

 

NEXT WEEK

Worship                                                                            8:00 A.M.

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

Worship                                                                          10:45 A.M

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-Financial Ministry Team:  Dear Lord, we pray for guidance for our Stewardship Team.  Help them to gently teach our congregation about our financial needs.

 

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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July 29, 2018

July 29, 2018

 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL  starts this evening and runs through August 2nd.  If you find you can lend a helping hand with dinner or some of the activities, contact  cameron@holytrin.org.  There are always last minute things that need attention.  Dinner will be at 5 pm and activities from 6 – 8 pm.

 

COLLEGE STUDENTS   If you will be going to college this fall (or you have a son or daughter attending), please let the church office know which college they are attending and their college address and  phone number (if available).  We are planning our annual college send-off for all college students on August  12 at both services. 

 

PASTOR BESEL  will be on vacation from Monday through August 10.  They will be spending time in Colorado with their family.  In case of a pastoral emergency, please contact Pastor Bernthal, your elder or the church office. 

 

CONFIRMATION MEETING   Students going into 7th or 8th grade and their parents are asked to attend an information meeting on Sunday, August 5, during the education hour in the chapel.  We will discuss the layout of confirmation this fall, requirements, parental roles, and day/time of the week.  See Cameron 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. It's Not a Cruise Ship" Guest Speaker: Rev. Timothy Teuscher-- The church is not some cruise ship sailing aimlessly about in this life and merely entertaining those on board; but, rather, it is the ark, the only boat whereby, as we traverse this stormy sea of life, we are being brought safely to the other side, to eternity.  (Mark 6:45-56)

 

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

9:30-10:30 A.M. – Pastor Besel Bible Study  “Sex and Romance in the Bible” in Classroom 1. 

9:30-10:30 A.M The new Beth Moore study for the Women's Bible Study led by Libby Garner will be A Woman's Heart: God's Dwelling Place. We will start on August 5th.  Workbooks available at LifeWay Christian Bookstore. 

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

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

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

 

 

SUMMER MIX YOUTH ACTIVITES:

Grades 6 – 12

 

August 4th – Brunch at 11a and then Color War

 Baby Shower for Rachel Bracht Frederick will be held in the Holy Trinity Chapel on Saturday, August 4th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Rachel is having a Boy and is registered at Target.  The congregation is invited.

 

 

LIFE THOUGHTS IN CHURCH –– God rearranged the atmosphere to proclaim His love for human lives (Genesis 9:16). He has made all the universe’s structures, including our bodies, to serve human survival and salvation. No pregnancy comes forth except at His bidding, and no sickness sets in without His permission (Mark 6:51). If angels and atoms delight respecting every Adam and protecting each Eve, won’t it make us glad declaring it? Maker of heavens and earth, assist us to commit everything into Your care. Amen.   (Pentecost X)

 

GARDEN TABLE AVAILABLE   If you have extra produce from your garden that you want to share with other people, you are invited to put them on the counter in the Giving Center in the Narthex.   Feel free to help yourself to anything placed on the Garden Table.  Reminder, first come, first served.

 

CONFIRMATION SMALL GROUP GUIDES   Cameron is looking for Small Group Guides for confirmation this fall. It is their role to lead a small group of students in a discussion on each weeks topic. If you are interested, please speak to Cameron for more details. 

 

FOSTER CARE   There is a crisis in Arkansas with children who need foster care but not enough families willing to offer that care.  There is a ministry called “The Call” which helps people interested in providing foster care in Northwest Arkansas.  There are a couple of flyers at the Giving Center if you want more information.

 

LIFE QUOTES   “Arguments from some about when life begins, which inexcusably focus on eliminating the rights of the baby in the womb, are a perfect opportunity to speak the truth in love. We need to do this because this is not an abstract issue. It is a matter of life and death.” Virginia Flo, Lutherans For Life Regional Director of Minnesota

If you wish to support this ministry, you may do so through their web site: www.lutheransforlife.org

THANK YOU   The family of George and Joan Magie sent a thank you letter along with a $500 contribution to the Holy Trinity Care Fund in memory of their parents.  The note is posted on the bulletin board in the Narthex.  Please keep this family in your prayers as they have Joan’s funeral this Thursday at 10 A.M. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Albia, Iowa.  Joan’s remains will then be buried next to George’s grave in Albia.

 

HELP NEEDED  We recently lost several of our late service Greeters.  If you can help out with saying “Good Morning” to fellow members of the congregation, please contact the office.  Also, a sad goodbye to Evelyn Waters as she departs Rogers for a new residence in Wisconsin.  God Speed Evelyn, thank you for your years of service.  You are in our prayers and will be greatly missed.  Evelyn’s new address is:  1130 N. Westfield Street,

Ishkosh, WI  54902.


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

 

July 30 through August 4, 2018

 

 

SUNDAY – FEED MY SHEEP

Communion                                                                     8:00 A.M.

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

Communion                                                                  10:45 A.M.

 

MONDAY

Pastor Besel on Vacation through August 10

Cameron’s Day Off

Vacation Bible School                                                 5:00 – 8:00 P.M.

 

WEDNESDAY

News & Notes Due                                                     12:00 P.M.

Vacation Bible School                                                 5:00 – 8:00 P.M.

 

THURSDAY

Vacation Bible School                                                 5:00 – 8:00 P.M.

 

FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

 

NEXT WEEK

Worship                                                                            8:00 A.M.

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

Worship                                                                          10:45 A.M

 

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

Circuit Church –FIRST LUTHERAN, Harrison:  Pray for wisdom and guidance to the congregation and its leaders as we begin long term outreach planning in the Harrison community

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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July 22, 2018

July 22, 2018

 

CHURCH OFFICE HOURS MONDAY    Elaine will be on vacation tomorrow so the church office will be open 10 A.M. – 2 P.M.

 

SAMARITAN CENTER  needs #2 Pencils for Students!  Please place them in the Giving Center by Sunday, July 29th.  Thank you for your generosity.

 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL  Many of the volunteer roles have been filled for VBS but there are still areas where we need help! Check the Narthex board for Crew Leader sign ups or speak to Cameron if you would like to help at cameron@holytrin.org.

VBS at Holy Trinity is scheduled for July 29 through August 2.  Dinner will be at 5 pm and activities from 6 – 8 pm.

 

COLLEGE STUDENTS   If you will be going to college this fall  (or you have a son or daughter attending), please let the church office know which college they are attending and their college address and  phone number (if available).  We are planning our annual college send-off for all college students on August  12 at both services. 

 

PORTALS OF PRAYER  Third quarter (July – September) issues are available in the Narthex.  Please take as many as you need.

 

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. You Feed Them" Speaker Emeritus of The Lutheran Hour: Rev. Dr. Ken Klaus,  Every job looks like it's easy if you don't have to do it. That was certainly the case when Jesus told His disciples to feed the crowd. With no McDonald's in the area, they came back and asked Jesus to do what they couldn't. We would be wise if we did the same.  (Mark 6:37)

 

 

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

9:30-10:30 A.M. – Pastor Besel Bible Study  “Sex and Romance in the Bible” in Classroom 1. 

9:30-10:30 A.M The new Beth Moore study for the Women's Bible Study led by Libby Garner will be A Woman's Heart: God's Dwelling Place. We will start on August 5th.  Workbooks available at LifeWay Christian Bookstore. 

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

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

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

Thursday

6:30 P.M. - Living Disciple class

THANK YOU NOTES    A special thank you to David Smith for the excellent job he did in power washing all of our sidewalks.  It’s nice to have clean approaches to God’s holy house.

 

MORE THANKS  “Thank you for the prayers and concerns after the recent incident involving three big dogs.  Healing is still in process.”

Von & Phyllis Von Holdt

 

A NOTE FROM LOVING CHOICES  “Thank You for participating in our annual Baby Bottle Campaign.  Your church raised $995.53.  Because of yours & others generous support, we have already served 497 clients in 2018 and saved 74 babies from abortion.  Thank you for partnering with us to serve women in crisis, save babies and empower families.  Together we are making a difference in Northwest Arkansas.”

Blessings,

Penny Stamile,

Director of Development

 

 

SUMMER MIX YOUTH ACTIVITES:

Grades 6 – 12

 

July 26th – Modern Mission after 6pm  Parents are encouraged to participate!

 

August 4th – Brunch at 11a and then Color War

 

 Baby Shower for Rachel Bracht Frederick will be held in the Holy Trinity Chapel on Saturday, August 4th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Rachel is having a Boy and is registered at Target.  The congregation is invited.

 

 

LIFE THOUGHTS IN CHURCH – St. Mary Magdalene – Mary had carried the weight of seven demons (Luke 8:2). No doubt they shouted to her about guilt and pounded her heart with grief. Yet God’s innocent Son wasn’t ashamed that she should see Him crucified. In resurrection He who forgives seventy times seven couldn’t wait to encounter her (John 20:16). We get to impart this relief and experience this rejoicing by bringing His deliverance to souls struggling with abortions. Dear Jesus, drive away our fears that we may speak Your life. Amen.  (Pentecost VIX)

 

GARDEN TABLE AVAILABLE   If you have extra produce from your garden that you want to share with other people, you are invited to put them on the counter in the Giving Center in the Narthex.   Feel free to help yourself to anything placed on the Garden Table.  Reminder, first come, first served.

CONFIRMATION MEETING   Students going into 7th or 8th grade and their parents are asked to attend an information meeting on Sunday, August 5, during the education hour in the chapel.  We will discuss the layout of confirmation this fall, requirements, parental roles, and day/time of the week.  See Cameron with Questions.

 

CONFIRMATION SMALL GROUP GUIDES   Cameron is looking for Small Group Guides for confirmation this fall. It is their role to lead a small group of students in a discussion on each weeks topic. If you are interested, please speak to Cameron for more details. 

 

FOSTER CARE   There is a crisis in Arkansas with children who need foster care but not enough families willing to offer that care.  There is a ministry called “The Call” which helps people interested in providing foster care in Northwest Arkansas.  There are a couple of flyers at the Giving Center if you want more information.

 

LIFE QUOTES   “Please join us in praying for those who make, administer, and judge our laws that they may reflect the truth, love, and life of our Lord Jesus Christ in their policies and actions until the Savior returns to bring our redemption and resurrection to fulfillment in new creation and everlasting kingdom.” Rev. Michael W. Salemink, executive director of Lutherans For Life   Support them through their web site: www.lutheransforlife.org

 


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

 

July 15 through July 21, 2018

 

 

SUNDAY

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

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

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M.

 

MONDAY

Elaine on vacation.  Church Office open 10 A.M. – 2 P.M.

Cameron’s Day Off

 

WEDNESDAY

News & Notes Due                                          12:00 P.M.

 

THURSDAY

Living Disciple Class                                         6:30 P.M.

 

FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Clarion and Bulletin                        1:00 P.M.

 

NEXT WEEK

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

Bible Study/Sunday School                             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-Outreach Ministry Team:  Dear God, bless the helping hands that serve You by helping others who are in need.  Amen.

 

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

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July 15, 2018

July 15, 2018

 

NARTHEX MAILBOXES            The mailboxes have been reorganized.  Areas have been taped off and we should be good for another year.  Please take a little extra time to look for your name.  Some of you will be in approximately the same area while others will have moved to a new section.  If you have any problems, please call the office during the week at 636-1135.  Hopefully we did not miss anyone, but let us know if we did.

 

UNITY SUNDAY  Today is Unity Sunday.  Please stay after worship for the voters meeting where we will discuss improvement projects, the financial condition of the congregation, and projects on hold because of finances.  Stick around for a delicious  pot luck lunch. 

 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL  Many of the volunteer roles have been filled for VBS but there are still areas where we need help! Check the Narthex board for Crew Leader sign ups or speak to Cameron if you would like to help at cameron@holytrin.org.

VBS at Holy Trinity is scheduled for July 29 through August 2.  Dinner will be at 5 pm and activities from 6 – 8 pm.

 

PORTALS OF PRAYER  Third quarter (July – September) issues are available in the Narthex.  Please take as many as you need.

 

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. My Feelings, Meet God's Word!" Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. Dale A. Meyer.  Emotions often drive our lives. When we think about our feelings in light of the Word of God, we are led to Jesus our Savior, but ignoring God's Word makes life a soap opera mess.
(Mark 6:14-29)

 

 

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

9:30-10:30 A.M. – Pastor Besel Bible Study  “Sex and Romance in the Bible” in Classroom 1. 

9:30-10:30 A.M Women’s Bible Study led by Libby Garner will be A WOMAN'S HEART: GOD'S DWELLING PLACE. We will start on August 5th.  Workbooks available at LifeWay Christian Bookstore. 

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

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

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

Thursday

6:30 P.M. - Living Disciple class

 

 

 

THANK YOU  I would like to thank those who prayed for me before, during and after my Heart Valve repair surgery. And also for the beautiful cards I received. God is blessing me with a good recovery. Blessings to you all!

Carol Wahl

 

 

SUMMER MIX YOUTH ACTIVITES:

Grades 6 – 12

 

 

July 19th – Bowling at Rogers Bowling Center | 12-2p

 

July 26th – Modern Mission after 6pm | Parents encouraged to participate!

 

August 4th – Brunch at 11a and then Color War

 

 

LIFE THOUGHTS IN CHURCH  Adoption embodies the whole truth and love of God (Ephesians 1:3-5). He came into our flesh, gave it as lifeblood sacrifice, and raised it up from restful death just to adopt sinners as His own sons and daughters. Christians promote and pursue adoptions not primarily as a solution to infertility but as extension of the grace we’ve received to our neighbors in need.   Ever-present Lord, open our eyes and our arms to the ones left forsaken by the devil’s deceptions. Amen. (Pentecost VIII)

 

GARDEN TABLE AVAILABLE   If you have extra produce from your garden that you want to share with other people, you are invited to put them on the counter in the Giving Center in the Narthex.   Feel free to help yourself to anything placed on the Garden Table.  Reminder, first come, first served.

 

FOSTER CARE   There is a crisis in Arkansas with children who need foster care but not enough families willing to offer that care.  There is a ministry called “The Call” which helps people interested in providing foster care in Northwest Arkansas.  There are a couple of flyers at the Giving Center from them if you are interested in more information.

 

LIFE QUOTES   “We need to embrace the God Who is found in suffering. He is the man of sorrows, acquainted with grief. He’s the Lord who was impaled on a cross. We’d rather Jesus be mild-mannered and mild-tempered, and we’d rather listen to Him preach about lilies in a field of flowers. We don’t want to go down that hard path of Calvary. But once we do, I think then we can gain compassion. Because compassion means ‘with suffering.’ Christian compassion means suffering with the sufferings of Christ.” Joni Eareckson Tada – If you wish to support Lutherans for Life, you can through their web site www.lutheransforlife.org

 

Don’t tell me what a friend I have in Jesus until I see what a friend I have in you!

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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

 

 


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

 

July 15 through July 21, 2018

 

 

UNITY SUNDAY

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

Communion                                                    10:00 A.M.

 

MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

 

WEDNESDAY

Staff Meeting                                                  12:00 P.M.

Clarion Articles and

News & Notes Due                                          12:00 P.M.

 

THURSDAY

Living Disciple Class                                         6:30 P.M.

 

FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin                                             1:00 P.M.

 

NEXT WEEK

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

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

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M

 

 

 

 

 

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

 

Circuit Church –Grace Lutheran, Holiday Island:  Pray for God’s leadership in our reaching out to our Holiday Island /Beaver Lake communities.

 

Church Ministry-Education Ministry Team:  Lord, give this team a burning desire to educate others and share their love of 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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July 8, 2018

July 8, 2018

 

NARTHEX MAILBOXES            The office staff is in the process of reorganizing mailboxes.  Please help us out by removing the contents of your mailbox.  Placement is the same for this Sunday, but we hope this project to be completed this week so your mail may not be in exactly the same location next week.  Please look carefully for your name.  If you are a newcomer, your mailbox has been placed alphabetically.  Why is it that the tallest of us always get mailboxes that are on the bottom and the shortest of us always get the very top tier?  In order to help some with that problem, the top tier of mailboxes will be taped off.  Also some mailboxes will be left unlabled to aid in assimilating newcomers.

 

UNITY SUNDAY  is next week, July 15.  There is one service at 10:00 A.M.  Instead of a HTY Café, we will have potluck dinner.  There will also be a voters meeting.  The agenda will include an update on improvement projects, the financial condition of the congregation, and projects on hold because of finances.

 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL  Many of the volunteer roles have been filled for VBS but there are still areas where we need help! Check the Narthex board for Crew Leader sign ups or speak to Cameron if you would like to help at cameron@holytrin.org.

VBS at Holy Trinity is scheduled for July 29 through August 2.  Dinner will be at 5 pm and activities from 6 – 8 pm. VBS Meeting, TODAY, after second service in Chapel.

 

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. Sufficiency" Speaker Emeritus of The Lutheran Hour: Rev. Dr. Ken Klaus
In a world of pain and violence, people ask, "Why doesn't God do something?" Pastor Ken Klaus answers, "He has."
(2 Corinthians 12:9)

 

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

9:30-10:30 A.M. – Pastor Besel Bible Study  “Sex and Romance in the Bible” in Classroom 1. 

9:30-10:30 A.M Women’s Bible Study led by Libby Garner is taking a summer break.  New study will resume August 6.

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

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

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

Thursday

6:30 P.M. - Living Disciple class

 

GARDEN TABLE AVAILABLE   If you have extra produce from your garden that you want to share with other people, you are invited to put them on the counter in the Giving Center in the Narthex.   Feel free to help yourself to anything placed on the Garden Table.  Reminder, first come, first served.

 

SUMMER MIX YOUTH ACTIVITES:

Grades 6 – 12

 

July 12th – Incredibles 2 around 12pm

 

July 19th – Bowling at Rogers Bowling Center | 12-2p

 

July 26th – Modern Mission after 6pm | Parents encouraged to participate!

 

August 4th – Brunch at 11a and then Color War

 

PORTALS OF PRAYER  Third quarter (July – September) issues are available in the Narthex.  Please take as many as you need.

 

CAMERON GONE THIS WEEK  Cameron is attending a Youth Leaders meeting in Minneapolis this week in preparation for the Youth Gathering.

 

LIFE THOUGHTS IN CHURCH   The Heavenly Father fashions crowns from thorns (2 Corinthians 12:9). In His steady hands, human pains have sacred purposes. What most would dismiss as burdensome, hopeless, futile, the God of the Cross adopts and adapts into blessing, holy, significant. He Who redeems hearts redeems hurts as well, whether crises or incurable or even crimes against life, to display His forgiving salvation. Almighty God, shape us into examples of Your power perfected in weakness and place us as its ambassadors. Amen. (Pentecost VII)

LIFE QUOTES   “When people consider euthanasia for those experiencing illness or decline with aging, God’s Word is clear again through King David in Psalm 139:16b (NIV): ‘[A]ll the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.’” Mona Fuerstenau, director of Lutheran Ministry Partnerships, Bethesda Lutheran Communities– If you wish to support Lutherans for Life, you can through their web site www.lutheransforlife.org

 

 

Life’s Little Blessings

 

So many of life’s little blessings today

Will come unnoticed and slip away,

While we continue to grumble and fuss,

Ignoring the good God Who gave them to us.

How much more happy our lives would be,

If instead of complaining, we’d just stop to see

The numerous blessings He gives us each day,

Which lighten our burdens and brighten our way.

—Glenda Fulton Davis

 

 

 

 

 

Learning from the Great Personalities Of the Bible

 

If you are impatient, sit down and talk to Job.

 

If you are just a little strong-headed, go and see Moses.

 

If you are tired and afraid, take a good look at Elijah.

 

If there is no song in your heart, listen to David.

 

If you feel cold and lonely, get the beloved disciple John to put his arm around you.

 

If your faith is weak, read about the apostle Paul.

 

If you are getting lazy, listen to James.

 

If you are losing sight of the future, climb up the stairs of Revelation and get a glimpse of the promised land.

 

 

 

 

 


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

 

July 8 through July 14, 2018

 

 

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

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

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M.

 

MONDAY

Cameron in Minneapolis for Youth Meeting all week

Outreach Team                                               11:30 A.M.

Elders Meeting                                                  6:30 P.M.

 

TUESDAY

        No Church Council Meeting                   

 

WEDNESDAY

Clarion & New and Notes Articles Due         12:00 P.M.

 

THURSDAY

Living Disciple Class                                         6:30 P.M.

 

FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin                                             1:00 P.M.

 

UNITY SUNDAY NEXT WEEK

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

Communion                                                    10:00 A.M

 

 

 

 

 

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

 

Circuit Church –CHRIST CHURCH, Siloam Springs:  Pray that the Lord would continue to provide an on-going ministry of Word and Sacrament for Christ Lutheran Church in Siloam Springs and that the congregation would grow in their outreach ministry.

 

Church Ministry-Trustees: Pray for this dedicated group as they tend to their ministry and keep Holy Trinity’s physical house in order.

 

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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June 24, 2018

 

 

TODAY IS MISSION SUNDAY   We are happy to welcome Rev. Mark Hawkinson from KFUO Radio here for our Mission Sunday.  KFUO Radio is the longest running Christian station in America and is owned and operated by our Synod.   A door offering will be taken to support KFUO at each service.

 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL  Many of the volunteer roles have been filled for VBS but there are still areas where we need help! Check the Narthex board for Crew Leader sign ups or speak to Cameron if you would like to help at cameron@holytrin.org.

VBS at Holy Trinity is scheduled for July 29 through August 2.  Dinner will be at 5 pm and activities from 6 – 8 pm.

 

MID-SOUTH DISTRICT CONVENTION  meets this week in Memphis from Thursday through Saturday.  Pastor Besel and Duane Wright are our delegates.  They are leaving Wednesday.  Please keep the convention in your prayers.

 

HELP NEEDED   To date, no one has volunteered to help with counting the weekly offering.  Please pray about this as the need is great.  We need at least 4 additional people.  Contact Dean Eisma at 479-621-8451 or call the church office at 479-636-1135 if you have questions or would like to help.

 

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. Jesus, Don't You Care?"
Speaker Emeritus of The Lutheran Hour: Rev. Dr. Ken Klaus:  After seeing one of the Savior's miracles the disciples asked, "Who is this Guy?" After Pentecost, they knew Who Jesus was and why He had come. Even so, the world keeps coming up with wrong answers when they ask, "Just Who is this Guy?"  (Mark 4:38-41)

 

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

9:30-10:30 A.M. – Pastor Besel Bible Study  “Sex and Romance in the Bible” in Classroom 1.  This week our mission speaker is leading the class.

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 “Connections.”

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

Thursday

No Living Disciple class.  Pastor will be at Mid-South District Convention.

 

SUMMER MIX YOUTH ACTIVITES:

Grades 6 - 12

 

 

 

June 24th – Nerf War at Church 12-2 pm.  Lunch will be provided.

 

June 28th – Trip to the Aquatic Center 11 am – 2 pm.  Cost is $5 per student.

 

UPDATE ON PICTURE DIRECTORY:

We are now progressing toward an updated roster.  These are the fields we will be using and need you to make sure you have the information you want in the directory: 

Last Name; Adult First Names/last name if different from household name; Children’s First Name and Last Name if different than parent; Street Address; City; State; Zip; Email Address (all lower case); Phone Number (with area code); Extra Phone Number (with area code).

PLEASE, check the previous directory to see if you need any changes and if you do, let Elaine or Krista in the office know what you need in the book.

Thank you so much for being here for your picture.  Our directory will be so nice and I know you will enjoy learning who you see every Sunday.  Holy Trinity is not so large that you should NOT know everyone who worships with us weekly.  Having phone numbers and email addresses has been such a great help for me to be able to contact anyone I need to and I know others use them often, as well.

Elaine Launderville

GREETERS, READERS, VIDEO OPERATORS, COUNTERS, OFFICE HELPERS   Help us save some postage money.  Please pick up your third quarter schedule from your mailbox in the Narthex.

 

GARDEN TABLE AVAILABLE   If you have extra produce from your garden that you want to share with other people, you are invited to put them on the counter in the Giving Center in the Narthex.   Feel free to help yourself to anything placed on the Garden Table.  Reminder, first come, first served.

 

LIFE THOUGHTS IN CHURCH  Though his existence must have seemed pointless, Job refused suicide (Job 2:9-10). And God catalogued a world of testimonies to His enduring dominion and goodness (38:1-11). Paul likewise lists a litany of purposes in pain and hope during hardships (2 Corinthians 6:4-10). Jesus remains gracious Lord both of life and of all threats to it (Mark 4:41). He knows what it takes to save. In this comfort and confidence we may share His rest while life issues rage around us. Mighty Savior, give us Your peace and Your voice in our dangers. Amen. 

(Pentecost V)

 

Our Gospel is:

    J oyful in tone

    E arnest in spirit

    S atisfying to the soul

    U plifting to all

    S ane in its appeal.

LIFE QUOTES   “When we see the young woman in a crisis pregnancy … vulnerable, helpless, feeling destined to make only one choice—we are compelled to speak and defend and help because it is the Christ thing to do … We lift her up and offer Christ’s compassion in real, practical ways.” Rev. Dr. James I. Lamb – If you wish to support Lutherans for Life, you can through their web site www.lutheransforlife.org

 

 

YOUR FACE CAN WITNESS

 

A church paper reported a study from a woman who visited eighteen churches on successive Sundays.  She walked up and down the aisle and visited with people after each service.  She rated each parish on the following scale:

 

    10    — for a smile from a worshiper

    10    — for a greeting from someone sitting nearby

  100    — for an exchange of names

  200    — for an invitation to coffee or dinner

  200    — for an invitation to return

 1000    — for an introduction to another worshiper

2000    — for an invitation to meet the pastor

 

On this scale, all eighteen churches earned fewer than 100 points!   The “researcher” concludes:  “The preaching may be Biblical, the singing inspirational, the sermon uplifting, but when the visitor finds no one who cares whether or not she is there, she is not likely to come back.”

 

Go ahead and smile!  Show people that you (and your face) know about the love and peace of Christ Jesus!

William Arthur Ward, Quote Magazine

 


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

 

June 24 through June 30, 2018

 

 

SUNDAY

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

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

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M.

 

MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

 

WEDNESDAY

News and Notes Due                                      12:00 P.M.

 

THURSDAY

Mid-South District Convention through Saturday

No Living Disciple Class                                     

 

FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin                                             1:00 P.M.

 

NEXT SUNDAY/FEED MY SHEEP

Communion                                                       8:00 A.M.

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

Communion                                                    10:45 A.M

 

 

 

 

 

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

 

Circuit Church –Messiah, Pea Ridge:  Pray the blessing of the Holy Spirit as Messiah proclaims the Savior of the world.

 

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

 

 

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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June 17, 2018

 

LOVING CHOICES-BOTTLES DUE TODAY  By filling a baby bottle (in Narthex) with your $ you are supporting lives being touched and saved by the services provided by Loving Choices.  Return bottle to church office on Monday morning if you forgot to bring it today.

 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL  Many of the volunteer roles have been filled for VBS but there are still areas where we need help! Check the Narthex board for Crew Leader sign ups or speak to Cameron if you would like to help at cameron@holytrin.org.

VBS at Holy Trinity is scheduled for July 29 through August 2.  Dinner will be at 5 pm and activities from 6 – 8 pm.

 

HELP NEEDED   To date, no one has volunteered to help with counting the weekly offering.  Please pray about this as the need is great.  We need at least 4 additional people.  Contact Dean Eisma at 479-621-8451 or call the church office at 479-636-1135 if you have questions or would like to help.

 

MISSION SUNDAY NEXT WEEK  Next Sunday, Rev. Mark Hawkinson from KFUO Radio will be here for our Mission Sunday.  KFUO Radio is the longest running Christian station in America and is owned and operated by our Synod.   A door offering will be taken to support KFUO at each service.

 

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. Tell Me a Story!"  Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. Dale A. Meyer Jesus loves to tell us stories. In His stories about the normal things of life, Jesus teaches us about the reign of God in our lives. This Father's Day, what makes for a godly father, or mother or Christian? The willingness to tell our stories. (Mark 4:26-34)
 

 

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

9:30-10:30 A.M. – Pastor Besel Bible Study  “Sex and Romance in the Bible” 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 “A man and his work.”

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

Thursday

6:30 PM  The Living Disciple class in Classroom 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 … express our thanks and affection to our fathers, whether we can do so in person or in prayer.” President Ronald Reagan, Father’s Day 1988 – If you wish to support Lutherans for Life, you can through their web site www.lutheransforlife.org

 

OUR NEIGHBORS NEED SOME HELP   Samaritan Shop in Rogers is doing a big push this summer for volunteers to help sort and organize donations to be sold to fund several programs we have to feed the hurting and hungry in NWA. We can’t do this without the help of those ready to serve. We would love to have families, individuals and groups to come on mission right here in our community this summer whether it be one day or several weeks. We are hoping you can help us with volunteer recruitment.  If you can help, please contact  Karen VanScoy  kvanscoy@samcc.org

 

SUMMER MIX YOUTH ACTIVITES:

Grades 6 - 12

 

 

 

Week of June 18th – Putting a float trip together sometime that week, probably that Wednesday, June 20th.  It will be during the day, leaving sometime early morning

 

June 24th – Nerf War at Church 12-2 pm.  Lunch will be provided.

 

June 28th – Trip to the Aquatic Center 11 am – 2 pm.  Cost is $5 per student.

 

LIFE THOUGHTS IN CHURCH  Being Gospel-motivated voices for life gets frustrating when we don’t immediately see changed hearts and saved lives. But fathers both know and show that heroes are built over time, not born in a moment. We can take courage from God Himself patiently planting His own kingdom like seeds (Mark 4:26-28) and carefully cultivating it like saplings (Ezekiel 17:22-24). Boys become men, and stems will yield. This Gospel—for us too!—renews our life-affirming enthusiasm and routines. Ancient of Days, teach us to walk and talk and work by faith and not by sight. Amen.

(Pentecost IV)

 

UPDATE ON PICTURE DIRECTORY:

We are now progressing toward an updated roster.  These are the fields we will be using and need you to make sure you have the information you want in the directory: 

Last Name; Adult First Names/last name if different from household name; Children’s First Name and Last Name if different than parent; Street Address; City; State; Zip; Email Address (all lower case); Phone Number (with area code); Extra Phone Number (with area code).

PLEASE, check the previous directory to see if you need any changes and if you do, let Elaine or Krista in the office know what you need in the book.

Thank you so much for being here for your picture.  Our directory will be so nice and I know you will enjoy learning who you see every Sunday.  Holy Trinity is not so large that you should NOT know everyone who worships with us weekly.  Having phone numbers and email addresses has been such a great help for me to be able to contact anyone I need to and I know others use them often, as well.

Thank you to Cameron, Elaine Taylor, and Krista Malone in the office.  They have been valuable in the success of our directory. 

Shirley Bernthal has been such a great partner in the Fellowship Teamwork for everything we do to make your church your home away from home.  I can’t thank her enough! 

Elaine Launderville

 

GREETERS, READERS, VIDEO OPERATORS, COUNTERS, OFFICE HELPERS   Help us save some postage money.  Please pick up your third quarter schedule from your mailbox in the Narthex.

 


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

 

June 17 through June 23, 2018

 

 

SUNDAY/ FATHER’S DAY

RETURN BABY BOTTLES

Communion                                                       8:00 A.M.

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

Communion                                                    10:45 A.M.

 

MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

 

WEDNESDAY

Staff Meeting                                                  12:00 P.M.

News and Notes Due                                      12:00 P.M.

 

THURSDAY

Living Disciple Class                                         6:30 P.M.

 

FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Clarion and Bulletin                        1:00 P.M

 

NEXT SUNDAY/MISSION SUNDAY

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

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

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M

 

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

 

Circuit Church –Faith, Bentonville:  Please pray that the upcoming District Convention is faithful to Christ in its work, and may all be safe in their travels to and from the convention.

 

Church Ministry-Music Ministry: 

Lord, Grant this dedicated group of singers, and musicians and their directors a peaceful summer.  We pray for their safe return in the fall.

 

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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June 10, 2018

June 10, 2018

 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL  Many of the volunteer roles have been filled for VBS but there are still areas where we need help! Check the Narthex board for Crew Leader sign ups or speak to Cameron if you would like to help at cameron@holytrin.org.

VBS at Holy Trinity is scheduled for July 29 through August 2.  Dinner will be at 5 pm and activities from 6 – 8 pm.

 

 

 

 

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. A Light Momentary Affliction?"
Speaker Emeritus of The Lutheran Hour: Rev. Dr. Ken Klaus:  Paul had his problems. You've never met anyone who didn't. And yet, Paul called his problems "light" and "momentary". Today's message deals with the question, 'What does Paul know that we don't?'  (2 Corinthians 4:17-5:1).
 

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

9:30-10:30 A.M. – Pastor Besel begins a new Bible Study  “Sex and Romance in the Bible” 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 “A man and his work.”

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

Thursday

6:30 PM  Pastor Besel is in Memphis. The Living Disciple class will resume next week in Classroom 1.

GREETERS, READERS, VIDEO OPERATORS, OFFICE HELPERS, COUNTERS  Third Quarter schedules will go out this week..  If you have vacations or other obligations planned during July, August, and September please let us know.  We will not schedule you at times you specify.  Thanks for looking ahead and for all you do.

 

HELP NEEDED  To date, no one has volunteered to help with the weekly offering count.  Please pray about this as the need is great.  Contact Dean Eisma at 479-621-8451 or call the church office at 479-636-1135.

 

LIFE QUOTES   “You can stand for life today, even if you have had an abortion. When you bring any sin into the light, Jesus disarms the enemy. The devil can no longer hold that sin over you. Christ is your righteousness, and you stand in Him. God’s Word declares it to be so.” Rev. Lyndon Korhonen, president of the Association of Free Lutheran Congregations – A Life Quote from Lutherans For Life • If you wish to support Lutherans for Life, you can through their web site www.lutheransforlife.org

 

LIFE THOUGHTS IN CHURCH  Bearing unintended (at least from Eve’s perspective) offspring was key to God’s magnum opus (Genesis 3:15). A crippled body became heaven’s vehicle for humankind’s salvation. Advocating abortion access, supporting fetal-tissue research, and tolerance of hastening deaths reveal how narrow our imagination can be. Thanks be to God that His creativity exceeds our near-sightedness! Almighty Maker, open our eyes to Your vision for life until it opens our mouths as well. Amen. (Pentecost II)

 

A NOTE FROM CAROL LAPUTZ

Hi All

     Under went another IV dye CT Scan  2 weeks ago, which was done in more detail than the first scan.......this second scan did  NOT   see any metastasis of thyroid cancer.......but since the 1st scan was suspicious.... I have to have more scans every 6 months. RELIEF.
     Movers moved all my stuff into new house yesterday......have lots and lots and even more lots of boxes to unpack...but I am here...at last!!  I am exhausted...hurt... every part of my body is sore...but I am in my home...a home I plan on living in for 10-20 years...until I have a need to go to a nursing home.  Still have some 'touch up' jobs I want to do, i.e.  install a metal backyard fence, plant flowers, add a sidewalk  New address:.

4400 Castle Pines Drive

Springfield,  Illinois   62711
     Thank you  'All'  for your prayers, concern, support, and caring...all is well with me...and I hope it is with you....ay in touch.   And you are welcome to come visit me.

Carol

 

 

SUMMER MIX YOUTH ACTIVITES:

Grades 6 - 12

 

 

 

 

June 14th - Trip to Modern Mission - Time is TBD and depends on Modern Mission’s schedule. Cost is $10 per student. 

 

Week of June 18th – Putting a float trip together sometime that week, probably that Wednesday, June 20th.  It will be during the day, leaving sometime early morning

 

June 24th – Nerf War at Church 12-2 pm.  Lunch will be provided.

 

June 28th – Trip to the Aquatic Center 11 am – 2 pm.  Cost is $5 per student.

 

THANK YOU  I wanted to say thank you  to everyone here at Holy Trinity for the calls, cards, visits and prayers during Ken’s last weeks and death. A special thanks to Elaine Launderville, Shirley Bernthal and all who prepared the food for the luncheon after Ken’s funeral. And many extra thanks to Pastor for a beautiful service and to LeAnn & Cameron for the fantastic duet! Also, for the congratulations on the birth of our grandson, Dexton. Being able to fly out and be with them really helped during this very trying time.  God’s Blessings to you all,

Jenny Sevick.

 


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

 

June 10 through June 16, 2018

 

SUNDAY/ FEED MY SHEEP

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

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

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M.

 

MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

 

TUESDAY

Council Meeting                                                6:30 P.M.

 

WEDNESDAY

Clarion and News and Notes Due                 12:00 P.M.

 

THURSDAY

Pastor in Memphis Mid-South Committee Meeting

 

FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin                                             1:00 P.M

 

NEXT SUNDAY/FATHER’S DAY

Communion                                                       8:00 A.M.

Bible Study/Sunday School                             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-Church Staff: Pray that our hearts are always compassionate to those we serve on a daily basis and that God would bless our outreach to the community through the Food Pantry and Pastor’s Care Fund.

 

 

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

THE MEASURE OF OUR LOVE: “We Love Because He First Loved Us”  Those Who Worshiped Last Sunday: 138 (62 Early Service/76 Late Service)  Those Who Shared Last Sunday:  $10,127.50 ($100.00 Building Fund, $652.00 Food Pantry, $25.00 Use of Life Center, $10.00 Shed Insurance, $110.00 Mary Hartwig (Memorial).

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June 3, 2018

June 3, 2018

 

WHERE’S PASTOR BESEL?  Pastor Besel is taking a Sunday of vacation today to attend the 45th Reunion of his graduation from St. John’s College in Winfield, Kansas.  As part of the program, he is leading the worship this morning at Trinity Lutheran Church in Winfield.  He will be returning home this afternoon.

 

PICTURE DIRECTORY.  The photographer will be here this Thursday – Saturday, June 7, 8, 9.  Thursday and Friday we will have sessions from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m.  On Saturday, we will take pictures from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. This is the last Sunday to  schedule your session after either service.  The online website can be used during the week.  https://booknow-lifetouch.appointment-plus.com/ycts4g6y/

Our background will be blue.  Jeans and white shirts aren’t recommended, and avoid thin stripes.  If you are unable to meet at our scheduled time, please call 1-866-756-0281 to work out a better date.

 

MARY HARTWIG MEMORIAL SERVICE   The Memorial Service for Mary Hartwig will be held this Saturday at 10 AM here at Holy Trinity.  The graveside service for Mary was held yesterday at Graceland Cemetery in her hometown of Webster City, Iowa.  Please note, we will be having pictures for the directory being taken down in the Chapel area of the building at the same time as the service.

 

 

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 Battleground of Time"
Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. Dale A. Meyer
Military personnel know what it means to be on the front line in combat. This message is about a battleground where we're between opposing forces and could easily lose our life, the Battleground of Time.
(Deuteronomy 5:12-15; Mark 2:23-3:6)

 

 

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

9:30-10:30 A.M. – Pastor Besel begins a new Bible Study  “Sex and Romance in the Bible” next week in Classroom 1.  Pastor J.D. leads the class this week.

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 “A man and his work.”

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

Thursday

6:30 PM  Pastor Besel is teaching the Living Disciple class in Classroom 1.

GREETERS, READERS, VIDEO OPERATORS, OFFICE HELPERS, COUNTERS  We are looking ahead to third quarter scheduling.  If you have vacations or other obligations planned during June, July, and August, please let us know.  We will not schedule you at times you specify.  Thanks for looking ahead and for all you do.

 

HELPING HANDS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED  Saturday, June 9th is the next volunteer event for Holy Trinity to support Helping Hands. This faith-based organization provides food for around 100 families each week and needs our help to run their store. If you can spare a few hours of time, you will be supporting a great cause and getting an extra discount on merchandise at the same time! Please sign up in the Narthex or see Dave Ferguson.

 

HELP NEEDED  We need volunteers to work with the lead counters to count the weekly offerings.  If you can help with this vital task, please contact Dean Eisma at 479-621-8451 or call the church office at 479-636-1135.

 

LIFE QUOTES   “The fight for the right to life is not the cause of a special few, but the cause of every man, woman, and child who cares not only about his or her own family, but the whole family of man.” Dr. Mildred Fay Jefferson, MD If you wish to support Lutherans for Life, you can through their web site www.lutheransforlife.org

 

 

 

SUMMER MIX YOUTH ACTIVITES:

Grades 6 - 12

 

 

 

 

June 7th - BBQ at Pullmann House from 5-8pm. Come and hang out, play games, and eat some summer food!  900 W Olive St. in Rogers.  If your last name starts with one of the following, please bring something to share! A-K Please bring an Appetizer | L-Z Please bring a Dessert.  My plan is to do burgers, hot dogs, and brats for main course.  If that doesn't work for someone, please let me know and we can make other arrangements. 

 

June 14th - Trip to Modern Mission - Time is TBD and depends on Modern Mission’s schedule. Cost is $10 per student. 

 

Week of June 18th – Putting a float trip together sometime that week, probably that Wednesday, June 20th.  It will be during the day, leaving sometime early morning

 

June 24th – Nerf War at Church 12-2 pm.  Lunch will be provided.

 

June 28th – Trip to the Aquatic Center 11 am – 2 pm.  Cost is $5 per student.

 

+ + + IN MEMORIAM + + +

 

Mary Kathryn Bealmer Hartwig was born on was born on October 30, 1935, in Webster City, Iowa to Alfred Wayne Bealmer and Mae Louise Hanken Bealmer.  Mary was reborn through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Webster City, Iowa on November 24 of the same year.  She confirmed her faith at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Woolstock, Iowa on April 10, 1949.  Mary was raised and educated in Woolstock, Iowa, graduating in 1953.  Mary and Gary R. Hartwig were united in marriage on September 18, 1966 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Woolstock and lived in the Story City and Stanhope, Iowa areas.  In 1985 the family moved to Bentonville where they owned the Avoca One Stop convenience store.  Mary was an active member of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Rogers where she helped in the office.  She also started and coordinated the Prayer Shawl and Prayer Square Ministry.  Mary Hartwig died on May 24, 2018 at her son’s home in Bentonville, Arkansas at the age of 82 years, 6 months, and 25 days.  Mary was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Amy Hartwig, and her ex-husband, Gary.  Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Debi Hartwig of Bentonville; her grandchildren, Lauren and Miles Hartwig; numerous extended family members and many dear friends.  A graveside service for Mary was held on Saturday, June 2, at Graceland Cemetery in Webster City, Iowa. 

A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00am Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church of Rogers with a reception to follow.  Memorials are suggested to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Music Department, PO Box 219, Rogers, Arkansas 72757.

 


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

 

June 3 through June 9, 2018

 

SUNDAY/ FEED MY SHEEP

Communion                                                       8:00 A.M.

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

Communion                                                    10:45 A.M.

 

MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

Elder’s Meeting                                                 6:30 P.M.

 

TUESDAY

Education Team Meeting                                 5:30 P.M.

 

WEDNESDAY

Staff Meeting                                                  12:00 P.M.

News and Notes Due                                      12:00 P.M.

 

THURSDAY

Outreach Team Meeting                                11:30 A.M.

Directory Photos                                               2 – 9 P.M.

Living Disciple Class                                         6:30 P.M.

 

FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin                                             1:00 P.M

Directory Photos                                               2 – 9 P.M.

 

SATURDAY

Helping Hands                                                  8 A.M. – 4 P.M.

Mary Hartwig Memorial Service                   10:00 A.M.

Directory Photos                                             10 – 5 P.M.

 

NEXT SUNDAY

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

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

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M.

 

 

 

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

 

Circuit Church – Salem, Springdale:  Pray that the Lord of the Church would protect the unity of our multi-ethnic congregation and enable us to share the Gospel with all nations within our community.

 

 

Church Ministry- Journeymen: Pray for the men of Holy Trinity, that they may bring others to Christ by letting their life as Christians be a shining example.

 

 

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

THE MEASURE OF OUR LOVE: “We Love Because He First Loved Us”  Those Who Worshiped Last Sunday: 150 (76 Early Service/74 Late Service)  Those Who Shared Last Sunday:  $6,866.67 ($55.00 Altar Guild, $9.00 Classroom use, $20. Pastor’s Fund).

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