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May 20, 2018

May 20, 2018

 

 

PENTECOST   “When you send your Spirit, they are created, and you renew the face of the earth.”   (Psalm 104:30)

 

 

RESTORATION LUTHERAN SUPPORT BANQUET   By now we hope you have heard all about Pastor Ziscke's much needed mission plant in Fayetteville and the Banquet the district is having to support his ministry today, from 5-7 PM.  There is no cost to attend.  However, you need to be aware this is a support banquet where we will learn, in detail, about the ministry Pastor Ziscke is working on and be asked to support it financially.  If you are interested, please speak with Cameron or the church office. 

 

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS TRAINING  The first emergency preparedness session for Ushers has been rescheduled to take place  today from 9:30am – 10:30am between the first and second service. The topic will be Medical Emergencies and will include training on first aid, CPR and the AED. The training will be completed in the Family Life Center.  Ushers, please mark your calendars and let Dave Ferguson know if you will be unable to attend.  Anyone who is interested in learning hands only CPR, etc. is invited to join us.

 

 


 

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 “Functional Atheist No More!”  Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. Dale A. Meyer--  Christians like to think of themselves as following the first disciples.  That’s uncomfortably true.  The first disciples had trouble believing the promises of Jesus for their daily lives.  Too often we do too.   On Pentecost the Spirit of the risen Lord Jesus gave the first disciples faith like they had never had before.  Today the same Spirit is ready to do the same for us? (Acts 2:1-21; John 15, 26-27)

 

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

9:30-10:30 A.M.  Emergency Preparedness Training

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

Tuesday  Noon - Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Study.  This is the last class until Fall.

Thursday

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

BIBLE CLASS   Pastor Besel’s class in Classroom 1 will not meet today because of the CPR training in the Life Center.  Next week we will watch the class video on “The Tale of Two Brains”  (male and female).  June 3 will be led by Pastor JD Zischke while Pastor Besel is in Winfield, KS for his 45th reunion.  By vote of the class, will be begin the study “Sex and Romance in the Bible” on June 10.

 

SAMSON  PLAY THURSDAY   We canceled the bus but will be using the church van and an extra car to transport 17 of our signed up people for the May 24th show.  Please have ticket money paid by today to Shirley.  We will leave from church at 12 Noon on Thursday and be back home around 8-8:30pm.

 

PICTURE DIRECTORY  You are invited to participate in our upcoming professional photography session.  We will take pictures on June 7, 8, 9, at the church.  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.

Schedule with us this morning after either service.  We also have a website you can use to sign up for your appointment during the week:  

https://booknow-lifetouch.appointment-plus.com/ycts4g6y/

We are looking forward to booking every church member this year!

Elaine Launderville and Shirley Bernthal, Fellowship Ministry Team

THANK YOU  To the United States Postal Workers for their effort to help stamp out hunger, and to Bruce Pilcher and David Heintz for making the trip to the Post Office to pickup and deliver the groceries to our food pantry.  And we cannot forget our wonderful volunteers who showed up to help sort and stock our shelves.  You are all awesome and your help was very appreciated.

 

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.

 

LIFE QUOTES   We celebrate when a mother has second thoughts concerning abortion and keeps her baby. We sing ‘Alleluia’ when an orphaned child once abandoned is adopted and lives in a home filled with the presence of Christ’s love reflected through a mother and father.” Chaplain (Lt. Colonel) Steven Hokana, Assistant Director of Ministry to the Armed Forces (MAF) (LCMS) –If you wish to support Lutherans for Life, you can through their web site www.lutheransforlife.org

 

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.

 

SUMMER MIX YOUTH ACTIVITES

 

If your student is graduating Spring of 2019, entering 9th grade Fall of 2019 or somewhere in between they are eligible for the Summer Mix. 

 

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. 

 

This is a partial list of June activities Look for a more complete listing of youth events in the June Clarion.

 

 

 


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

 

May 20 through May 25, 2018

 

SUNDAY/PENTECOST

Communion                                                                     8:00 A.M.

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

Emergency Preparedness Training                     9:30 A.M.

Handbell Choir                                                               9:30 A.M.

Communion                                                                  10:45 A.M.

Support Banquet for Fayetteville Mission        5:00 P.M.

 

MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

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

 

TUESDAY

Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Study (last of season)          Noon

 

WEDNESDAY

Staff Meeting                                                                12:00 P.M.

News and Notes Due                                                12:00 P.M.

ESL (to Crystal Bridges [last of season])           6:30 P.M.

 

THURSDAY

Branson/Sampson Trip                                          12:00 P.M.

Living Disciple Class                                                   6:30 P.M.

 

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

 

 

Church Ministry: Hispanic Ministry Team:  Dear Jesus, pray that we can 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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May 13, 2018

May 13, 2018

 

 

BIBLE CLASS   Pastor Besel is leading the Bible Class today in Classroom 1.  Part of the class will be deciding what we will study next.  There will be no class next week because of the Emergency Preparedness Training.  The new class will begin on May 27.

 

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS TRAINING  The first emergency preparedness session for Ushers has been rescheduled to take place on next Sunday, May 20thfrom 9:30am – 10:30am between the first and second service. The topic will be Medical Emergencies and will include training on first aid, CPR and the AED. The training will be completed in the Family Life Center.  Ushers, please mark your calendars and let Dave Ferguson know if you will be unable to attend.  Anyone who is interested in learning hands only CPR, etc. is invited to join us.

 

POST OFFICE FOOD DRIVE Tomorrow, we need at least 6 – 8 volunteers at the church between 9:45 – 10:00 A.M. to help look for expired items, and to sort and stock food in our pantry.  If you can help, we will be happy to see you.  Your assistance is greatly appreciated!

 

SAMSON  PLAY  We canceled the bus but will be using the church van and an extra car to transport 17 of our signed up people for the May 24th show.  Please have ticket money paid for by May 20th to Shirley.  We will leave from church at 12 Noon on Thursday, the 24th and be back home around 8-8:30pm.

 

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  “Keep Them”  Speaker Emeritus : Rev. Dr. Ken Klaus  There are times Christians might readily wish the Lord would airlift them out of this world.   Because we have some work to do, the Lord Jesus prays we be kept safe.  So, how’s that working for you? (John 17:14-17)

 

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

9:30-10:30 A.M.  Pastor Besel is leading the class in Classroom 1 starting today.

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

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

leads a study for the men in Classroom 2 on “A man and his work.”

 

Dear Holy Trinity Lutheran Church,

     It has been nearly 7 months since our home burned down and we suddenly found ourselves without a sole belonging.  Those early months were so scary and exhausting.  It was because of people like you that we were able to find support and strength!  We are just now beginning to feel settled again and have hope for a brighter future.  Thank you for your kindness and generosity when we needed it most.  We will never forget you!

Yours truly,

Camille, Charles, Oliver,

Nikko, & Pippi Gilbert

 

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

 

Tuesday 2nd & 4th Tuesdays at 2:00pm    Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Study.

Thursday

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

 

“What oxygen is to the lungs, such is hope to the meaning of life.”  -- Emil Brunner

CONGRATULATIONS GRADUATES   We want to congratulate those connected to our congregation who are graduating this Spring.  They are:

 

Student

Date

School

Maggie Schmiegelow

May 5

University of  Central Missouri

Shelby King

May 12

University of Arkansas

Lainey Brown

May 12

Gravette High School

Connor Byrd

May 18

Rogers Heritage High School

Cole Brockhoff

May 18

Rogers High School

Zander Gregory

May 19

Bentonville High School

Katelyn Kvamso

May 19

Pea Ridge High School

Katy Cario

May 19

University of Arkansas School of Law

 

If we have missed some, please let Pastor Besel or the church office know.

 

THANK YOU  Immediately following the loss of the Gilbert’s home to fire, Holy Trinity members took up a door offering to help these neighbors of Dallas and Dee Drda.  The thank you note and a picture of the Gilbert family are on the bulletin board.

RESTORATION LUTHERAN SUPPORT BANQUET   By now we hope you have heard all about Pastor Ziscke's much needed mission plant in Fayetteville and the Banquet the district is having to support his ministry next Sunday, May 20th, from 5-7 PM.  There is no cost to attend.  However you need to be aware this is a support banquet where we will learn, in detail, about the ministry Pastor Ziscke is working on and be asked to support it financially.  If you are interested, please speak with Cameron or the church office. 

 

SUMMER CAMP COOK  The Lutheran Camp on Petit Jean is looking for a head cook with experience in a school kitchen or commercial kitchen for the months of June and July to cover staff training and eight sessions of summer camp. The head cook will have college-age assistants. The cook can stay on site in the Family Cabin, commute from home or some combination of the two. It’s a great way to serve God by serving His children. For details, contact David Cox at the camp office: 501-652-6304 or director@lutherancamp.org.

 

LIFE QUOTES   If you knew that Jesus

would be in your church on Sunday to bless your children, to put His hand on your shoulder, to personally assure you of His forgiveness and love, would you be there? He is there, and He does that through the Gospel.” Rev. James Albrecht, St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Okabena, Minnesota -- If you wish to support Lutherans for Life, you can through their web site:  www.lutheransforlife.org

+ + + IN MEMORIAM + + +

 

Kenneth Charles Sevick  was born on June 18, 1940 to Charles and Grace Sevick in Chicago, Illinois.  He was reborn through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism at St. Constance Catholic Church in Chicago on July 1 that same year.  He proudly served in the United States Navy from 1957-1960.  He then went on to build Sevick Construction.  When life shifted gears, he went to school and became a certified photographer, after which he won many awards.  He belonged to Professional Photographers of America, Professional Photographers of California, Inland Empire Professional Photographers and several other associations.  This was when he met his wife, Jenny.  In 1995, he was presented with the Paul Kennedy Award for “Outstanding Service to the Profession” (number 18 out of 25 given).   He reaffirmed his Christian faith through the Rite of Confirmation in March, 1998 at Atonement Lutheran Church in Spring Valley, California.  He and Jenny were married at the same church on December 8, 2000.  When another chain of events happened, he went back to school and became a chef and a pastry chef.  He started a company called “Delectable Desserts.”  Everyone, everywhere soon learned why a church member nicknamed him “The Cheesecake Man.”  He was a very devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.  Ken died on May 5, 2018 at the Circle of Life Hospice home in Bentonville, Arkansas at the age of 77 years, 10 months, and 18 days.  He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.  Kenneth is survived by his wife, Jenifer Larson Sevick; two  daughters, Heather (Bo) Williams of St. Louis and Amanda “Mandee” Swanson of Los Angeles.  Also surviving him are his siblings: Robert (Laura) Sevick, Renee (Glenn) Bailey, Gail (Pat) Tuley, Gary Sevick, Grace (Steven) Schorr & Dawn Sevick; grandchildren: Madison Williams, Haley Williams, and Dexton Sanchez (due May 22, 2018); cousins: Allen Jaglowski, Jan Olesky, Ed Halter, Rosemary Eling, Margaret Stayart and Melody Rosin; and many nieces and nephews.  Because of his love of Southern California and the Pacific Ocean, his family will abide by his wishes to scatter his ashes there at a later date.  Yesterday we commended his cremains to the Lord’s keeping in the sure and certain hope of the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting.

 


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

 

May 13 through May 19, 2018

 

 

SUNDAY/MOTHER’S DAY

Worship                                                                            8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                               9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                                          10:45 A.M.

 

MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

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

Pastors at District Pastor’s Conference       Mon. – Wed.

 

WEDNESDAY

Clarion Articles Due                                                 12:00 P.M.

News and Notes Due                                                12:00 P.M.

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

Choir Rehearsal                                                             6:30 P.M.

Praise Group Rehearsal                                             7:30 P.M.

 

THURSDAY

Girls Lunch Out (Mimi’s Café)                             11:30 A.M.

Living Disciple Class                                                   6:30 P.M.

 

FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin                                                        1:00 P.M.

 

NEXT SUNDAY/PENTECOST (Wear Red)

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:  the Living Savior, Bethel Heights:  Pray that God would guide outreach of the congregation and the assimilation of new members.

 

 

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

 

 

Pray also for our Military:  Especially remember, Timothy Gibson, son of Harry and Ann Gibson, serving in the U.S. Navy, and Mikah Tucker who is heading to basic training this coming Friday.

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May 6, 2018

May 6, 2018

 

CONFIRMATION TODAY    During the 10:45 service today, Addison and Lizzie will be taking vows of faithfulness during the Rite of Confirmation.  During the Sunday School and Bible Class hour, at 9:30, they will give a testimony of their faith in the sanctuary.  That will be followed by a reception for them in the Life Center.  The Bible verses they picked for their confirmation passages are:  Addison Brooke Faust – “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,  gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law”  (Galatians 5:22, 23), and Elizabeth “Lizzie” Lynn Gregory – “I will praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful … All the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be”  (Psalm 139:14, 16b).

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS TRAINING  The first emergency preparedness session for Ushers has been rescheduled to take place on Sunday, May 20thfrom 9:30am – 10:30am between the first and second service. The topic will be Medical Emergencies and will include training on first aid, CPR and the AED. The training will be completed in the Family Life Center. Ushers, please mark your calendars and let Dave Ferguson know if you will be unable to attend.

CONGRATULATIONS   Pastor JD Zischke and his wife  Mikaela welcomed into their family a beautiful baby girl, Esme Adelaide Zischke, born last Sunday at 7:06 pm.  Esme weighed in at 8 lbs., 13 oz., 21 inches.

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  “Love One Another as I Have Loved You”  Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. Dale A. Meyer  Jesus calls His followers to be different as they deal with difficult people.  (John 15:9-17)

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

9:30-10:30 A.M.  Pastor Besel is leading the class in Classroom 1 starting May 13.

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

Tuesday 2nd & 4th Tuesdays at 2:00pm    Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Study.

Thursday

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

            BIBLE CLASS   Pastor Besel will be meeting with the Bible Class in Classroom 1 next week to determine our next study.  The next class will start on May 27  (Ushers CPR on May 20).

POST OFFICE FOOD DRIVE  We can certainly use your help  Monday, May 14th.    We at least 6 – 8 volunteers at the church between 9:45 – 10:00 AM to help look for expired items, and to sort and stock food in our pantry.  If you can help, a signup sheet has been posted in the Narthex, or if it is easier for you, just give the office a call at 636-1135.  Your assistance is greatly appreciated.

SUNDAY SCHOOL PARENTS OF K-5 CHILDREN: We will be learning "This Little Light of Mine" to sing at late service on Sun, May 20th.  If you are interested in having your child(ren) sing with us, please have them attend Sunday School openings at 9:30am on the following Sundays: Apr 22nd, Apr 29th, May 13th, and May 20th.  Contact LeAnn Girshner  maestro_LMM@yahoo.com with any questions.

SAMSON  PLAY  We canceled the bus but will be using the church van and an extra car to transport 17 of our signed up people for the May 24th show.  Please have ticket money paid for by May 20th to Shirley.  We will leave from church at 12 Noon on Thursday, the 24th and be back home around 8-8:30pm.

First things belong to God.

The first day of the week belongs to God.

The first hour of the day belongs to God.

The first portion of your income belongs to God.

When you make God first, He can help you.

-- James MacDonald

GRADUATES   We are putting together a list of those graduating from High School and college this Spring.   So far, we have Maggie Schmiegelow, the granddaughter of Vern Schmiegelow, graduating yesterday from the University of Central Missouri.  Next Saturday, May 20, Shelby King graduates from the University of Arkansas.  On Friday, May 18, Connor Byrd graduates from Rogers Heritage High School and Cole Brockhoff graduates from Rogers High School.  On Saturday morning, May 19, Zander Gregory graduates from Bentonville High School and Katelyn Kvamso from Pea Ridge High School.  Later that day, Katy Cario graduates from the University of Arkansas Law School.   If you have someone graduating in your family, please let Pastor Besel or the church office know which school they are at and when graduation is.

RESTORATION LUTHERAN SUPPORT BANQUET   By now we hope you have heard all about Pastor Ziscke's much needed mission plant in Fayetteville and the Banquet the district is having to support his ministry on May 20th from 5-7 PM.  What you may not know is that you are invited!  Yes, that means you reader!  There is no cost to attend, we would just ask you to be aware this is a support banquet where we will learn, in detail, about the ministry Pastor Ziscke is working on and be asked to support it financially.  If you are interested, please speak with Cameron or the church office. 

LIFE QUOTES   Young women within our churches are watching how we as the Christian community treat unplanned pregnancy within our own four walls. Yes, it is very important to educate our people on the dangers of abortion and the value of life. But we will fail as life advocates if we do not demonstrate compassion for those among us who find themselves caught in the web of unplanned pregnancy.” Diane E. Schroeder, former president of Lutherans For Life -- If you wish to support Lutherans for Life, you can through their web site: www.lutheransforlife.org

LIFE THOUGHTS IN THE CHURCH  “God shows no partiality” (Acts 10:34b).  His people once misinterpreted His Word and treated Gentiles as less treasured than Jews.  Jesus declared and demonstrated that humanity doesn’t come in degrees—there’s no “more human” or “less hman.”  Everyone who has any “human” at all is infinitely beloved and belongs to theLord.  If He welcomes the wicked with forgiveness, He also welcomes the weak with friendship, and by His Spirit He can make saints of all (10:47).  Son of God, cause us to overcome the world and obey Your commandments.  Amen.  (Easter VI)

TO THINK ABOUT

“Faith without works is not faith at all, but a simple lack of obedience to God.”   –  Dietrich Bonhoeffer

    (quoted by Jimmy Carter, Faith, p. 7)

 


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

 

May 6 through May 12, 2018

 

 

FEED MY SHEEP/CONFIRMATION SUNDAY

Communion                                                                     8:00 A.M.

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

Testimony Hour                                                            9:30 A. M.

Handbell Choir                                                               9:30 A.M.

Communion                                                                  10:45 A.M.

 

MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

Outreach                                                                        11:30 A.M.

Elders Meeting                                                               6:30 P.M.

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 and Notes Due                                                12:00 P.M.

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

Choir Rehearsal                                                             6:30 P.M.

Praise Group Rehearsal                                             7:30 P.M.

 

THURSDAY – Ascension Day

Living Disciple Class                                                   6:30 P.M.

 

FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin                                                        1:00 P.M.

 

NEXT SUNDAY/MOTHER’S DAY

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:  First Lutheran, Harrison:  We pray God’s blessings upon our new location as we reach out to our new neighbors with the message of Jesus and His love.

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. 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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April 29, 2018

April 29, 2018

 

RESTORATION LUTHERAN SUPPORT BANQUET   By now we hope you have heard all about Pastor Ziscke's much needed mission plant in Fayetteville and the Banquet the district is having to support his ministry on May 20th from 5-7 PM.  What you may not know is that you are invited!  Yes, that means you reader!  There is no cost to attend, we would just ask you to be aware this is a support banquet where we will learn, in detail, about the ministry Pastor Ziscke is working on and be asked to support it financially.  If you are interested, please speak with Cameron or the church office. 

 NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER   The National Day of Prayer is this coming Tuesday.  There is an insert with the News and Notes that has a prayer written for that day on the back.  There are also some tri-fold Prayer Guides on the table in the Narthex.  Help yourself to them.  We have also decided to have the church open that day from 6 AM – 8 PM for people to come and pray as they desire. 

MAYOR’S PRAYER BREAKFAST IS THURSDAY   The Rogers’ Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast will be held this Thurday on the National Day of Prayer at Cross Church.  The doors open at 6 AM with the Breakfast line opening at 6:30 AM.  The Speaker is Governor Asa Hutchinson.  Holy Trinity is again sponsoring a table.   As of Wednesday, we had two seats still available.  If interested, sign up on the bulletin board and see Pastor Besel to get your ticket(s).

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 Answer to Unhappiness”  Guest Speaker: Rev. Michael Newman  

What do you really want?  What does your heart yearn for most?  A blogger recently asked her readers the question: “if you could say in one word what you want more of in life, what would that be?”  Can you guess the number one answer?  It was happiness.  (Acts 8:26-40)

 

 

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

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

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

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

leads a study for the men in Classroom 2 on “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

Tuesday 2nd & 4th Tuesdays at 2:00pm    Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Study.

Thursday

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

CONFIRMATION SUNDAY  is next week.  Addison Faust and Lizzie Gregory will be reaffirming their faith during the Rite of Confirmation during the 10:45 service next week.  They will also be giving a testimony of their faith at 9:30 in the sanctuary.  A reception for them will follow in the Life Center.

FEED MY SHEEP  Next Sunday is a Feed My Sheep Sunday.  We invite you to pick up a couple extra items for the food pantry as you do your grocery shopping this week and bring them for the yellow wagon.  Or, consider a financial contribution to help us purchase food from the Food Bank.  Thank you for your support.

GRADUATES   We are putting together a list of those graduating from High School and college this Spring.  If you have someone graduating in your family, please let Pastor Besel or the church office know which school they are at and when graduation is.

SUNDAY SCHOOL PARENTS OF K-5 CHILDREN: We will be learning "This Little Light of Mine" to sing at late service on Sun, May 20th.  If you are interested in having your child(ren) sing with us, please have them attend Sunday School openings at 9:30am on the following Sundays: Apr 22nd, Apr 29th, May 13th, and May 20th.  Contact LeAnn Girshner  maestro_LMM@yahoo.com with any questions.

POST OFFICE FOOD DRIVE  Every second Saturday in May, letter carriers in more than 10,000 cities and towns across America collect food donations from their postal customers, who participate in the NALC Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive – the largest one-day drive in the nation.  To donate, just place a box or can of non-perishable food next to your mailbox before your letter carrier delivers your mail on Saturday, May 12th.  The carrier will do the rest.  As part of this massive endeavor, Holy Trinity’s Food Pantry receives food donations from our friends at Rogers Post Office.  However, we need help.  On Monday, May 14th we need a driver with an open bed truck to pick up food from the Post Office.  After receipt of donations, we need at least 6 – 8 volunteers at the church to help look for expired items, and to sort and stock food in our pantry.  If you can help, a signup sheet has been posted in the Narthex, or if it is easier for you, just give the office a call at 636-1135.  Your help is greatly appreciated.

LIFE QUOTES   When we see the unborn  vulnerable, helpless, destined for destruction—we are compelled to speak and defend and help. And not because it is the right thing to do or the moral thing to do, but because it is the Christ thing to do. His hands that were pierced and His body that died and rose again were formed in a womb, giving value to all who have resided there.” Rev. Dr. James I. Lamb. If you wish to support Lutherans for Life, you can through their web site: www.lutheransforlife.org

LIFE THOUGHTS IN THE CHURCH  [A]part from me you can do nothing” (John 15:5b).  This holds as true of any of us as it does of unborn or elderly individuals inhabiting life’s edges.  “In this is love, not that we have loved God, but that he loved us”  (1 John 4:10a).  Rather than our accomplish-ments or qualifications, His creating, redeeming, and calling our entire race gives human beings significance.  If God so loves us, we also get to love one another (4:11).  God of truth and love, grant us so to know Your devotion that we also delight to show it.  Amen.  (Easter V)

An Old Farmer's Prayer

A visiting pastor was attending a men’s breakfast in farm county.  He asked one of the impressive older farmers to say grace that morning.  After all were seated, the older farmer began:

“Lord, I hate buttermilk.”  The Priest opened one eye and wondered where this was going.  Then the farmer loudly proclaimed, “Lord, I hate lard.”  Now the Priest was really worried ... however without missing a beat, the old farmer prayed on, “And Lord, you know I don’t care much for raw white flour.”  Just as the pastor was about to stand up and stop everything, the farmer continued:  “But Lord, when you mix ‘em all together and bake ‘em up, I sure do love fresh biscuits.  So Lord, when things come up we don’t like ... when life gets hard ... when we just don’t understand what You are sayin' to us, we just need to relax and wait ‘til You are done mixin’ ... and probably it will be somethin' even better than biscuits.  Amen.”


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

 

April 29 through May 5, 2018

 

THIS SUNDAY

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M.

 

MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

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

 

TUESDAY

Confirmation Class                                           4:30 P.M.

Education Team                                                5:30 P.M.

Outreach                                                            6:30 P.M

 

WEDNESDAY

Staff Meeting                                                  12:00 P.M.

News and Notes Due                                      12:00 P.M.

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

Choir Rehearsal                                                6:30 P.M.

Praise Group Rehearsal                                   7:30 P.M.

 

THURSDAY – Church open for prayer 6 AM – 8 PM

Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast                                6:00 A.M.

Youth Ministry Team                                       5:30 P.M.

Living Disciple Class                                         6:30 P.M.

 

FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin                                             1:00 P.M.

 

SATURDAY

Confirmation Breakfast / Rehearsal                 9:00 A.M. 

 

NEXT WEEK FEED MY SHEEP

Communion                                                       8:00 A.M.

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

Confirmation Testimony / Reception               9:30 A.M.

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Confirmation / Communion                          10:45 A.M

 

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

Circuit Church:  Bella Vista Lutheran, 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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April 22, 2018

April 22nd

 

POST OFFICE FOOD DRIVE  Every second Saturday in May, letter carriers in more than 10,000 cities and towns across America collect food donations from their postal customers, who participate in the NALC Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive – the largest one-day drive in the nation.  To donate, just place a box or can of non-perishable food next to your mailbox before your letter carrier delivers your mail on Saturday, May 12th.  The carrier will do the rest.  As part of this massive endeavor, Holy Trinity’s Food Pantry receives food donations from our friends at Rogers Post Office.  However, we need help.  On Monday, May 14th we need a driver with an open bed truck to pick up food from the Post Office.  After receipt of donations, we need at least 6 – 8 volunteers at the church to help look for expired items, and to sort and stock food in our pantry.  If you can help, a signup sheet has been posted in the Narthex, or if it is easier for you, just give the office a call at 636-1135.  Your help is greatly appreciated. 

CAMPUS CONNECTion – Spring semester finals are just around the corner which means it’s time to send our college students a care package!  For those of you who signed up to help BAKE homemade treats, check your box in the Narthex for a note from Casey Bolte.  She needs the goodies by Sunday, April 29th in order to mail the packages on Monday, April 30th.  ALSO, we are sending a care package to Timothy Gibson – the son of Harry and Ann Gibson - who is currently serving in the military (Navy).  If you would like to financially support either of these efforts, please place a donation in the offering plate marked “Campus Connection”.  Thank you for your 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  “What’s in a Name?”  Speaker Emeritus: Rev. Dr. Ken Klaus  We live in a disposable age.  If something wears out, breaks down or is lost, we replace it.  But who or what can replace Jesus?  Who else can save us?.    (Acts 1:42)

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

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

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

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

leads a study for the men in Classroom 2 on “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

Tuesday 2nd  & 4th Tuesdays at 2:00pm    Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Study.

Thursday

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

BLUE SUNDAY   Next Sunday is Blue Sunday for Child Abuse Prevention.   We invite you to wear blue next week to church as we pray for victims.

THANK YOU.  Barbara Raleigh telephoned to thank everyone for the support she received in her search for new bedding for her guest room.  Thanks to another member of the congregation, the problem has been solved.  Many thanks from Joe and Barbara. 

SUNDAY SCHOOL PARENTS OF K-5 CHILDREN: We will be learning "This Little Light of Mine" to sing at late service on Sun, May 20th.  If you are interested in having your child(ren) sing with us, please have them attend Sunday School openings at 9:30am on the following Sundays: Apr 22nd, Apr 29th, May 13th, and May 20th.  Contact LeAnn Girshner  maestro_LMM@yahoo.com with any questions.

MAYOR’S PRAYER BREAKFAST  The Rogers’ Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast will be held on the National Day of Prayer, May 3, at Cross Church.  The doors open at 6 AM with the Breakfast line opening at 6:30 AM.  The Speaker is Governor Asa Hutchinson.  Holy Trinity is again sponsoring a table.  We have seven seats available.  Please sign up on the bulletin board if you want to join us at our congregation’s table.

GRADUATES   We are putting together a list of those graduating from High School and college this Spring.  If you have someone graduating in your family, please let Pastor Besel or the church office know which school they are at and when graduation is.

LIVING DISCIPLE CLASS  meets on Thursday evenings in Classroom 1 at 6:30.  There is still room in the class if you wish to join.  The schedule of lessons is posted on the bulletin board in the hall by Pastor’s office.

SPRING CONCERT  Bella Vista Lutheran Church has issued an invitation to our congregate members to join their choir in the presentation of a spring concert "Lift Up Your Eyes" on June 10th.  Rehearsals will be held on Saturday mornings at 10:00 a.m. starting on April 21 and will continue every Saturday, with the concert being presented on Sunday, June 10th.  You are invited to join Bella Vista choir as they sing praises to our Lord.  If anyone has questions, please contact the Bella Vista Lutheran office at 855-0272.  Thank you. 

 

LIFE QUOTES 

Having already swallowed death down along with humankind’s guilt and buried it beneath His resurrection, Jesus Christ has no death left in Him and allows none near His own. Bravely and gratefully we keep sharing what He continues showing us, that all persons are worth it despite the cost and opposition, every one precious for His grace’s sake and not dependent upon appearance or age or ability.” Rev. Michael W. Salemink, executive director of Lutherans For Life

If you wish to support Lutherans for Life, you can through their web site: www.lutheransforlife.org

LIFE THOUGHTS IN THE CHURCH  Lord Jesus shepherds such fragile creatures as us with God’s presence and power (John 20:11).  He shepherds through the very valley of the shadow of death itself (Psalm 23-4).  In low poings like terminal diagnoses and dark places like complicated pregnancies, the devil descends to pilfer and plunder life’s God-given abundance from us.  We need not fear , for the self-sacrificing Resurrected One (John 10:18) promises to replensih anthing evil deprises.   He will not allow us to lack as He carries us to glory and honor.  Faithful Guardian, sustain us in danger and make us agents of Your coming kingdom.  Amen.  (Easter IV)

 
THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

April 22 through April 28, 2018

 THIS SUNDAY

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M.

 

MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

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

 

TUESDAY

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

Confirmation Class                                           4:30 P.M.

 

WEDNESDAY

News and Notes Due                                      12:00 P.M.

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

Choir Rehearsal                                                6:30 P.M.

Praise Group Rehearsal                                   7:30 P.M.

 

THURSDAY

Living Disciple Class                                         6:30 P.M.

 

FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin & Clarion                            1:00 P.M.

 

NEXT WEEK

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 that God blesses our evangelism training.

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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April 15, 2018

April 15, 2018

TODAY IS UNITY SUNDAY   The Youth is hosting the HTY Café following the Worship service in the Life Center.  The menu includes Pork Tenderloin with mashed potatoes and asparagus, Chicken BLT with Avocado, chicken salad, hamburgers, chicken nuggets, and fries.  A free-will offering to support our Youth is requested for the meal.  There is also a brief Voters’ Meeting at the end of lunch. 

LUTHERAN CAMP ON PETIT JEAN  Today, is the early registration deadline for summer camp at the Lutheran Camp on Petit Jean. Parents can save $50 on each child’s camp session by registering and paying camp fees in full by next Sunday. Parents can register their children and pay online at the camp website. Details on camp sessions are also on the camp website: lutherancamp.org.  Thanks to grants and generous donors, additional financial aid is available for any families in need. Parents can email the camp office at director@lutherancamp.org to request a financial aid application.  The Lutheran Camp on Petit Jean is looking for a head cook with experience in a school kitchen or commercial kitchen for the months of June and July to cover staff training and eight sessions of summer camp. The head cook will have college-age assistants. The cook can stay on site in the Family Cabin, commute from home or some combination of the two. It’s a great way to serve God by serving His children. For details, contact David Cox at the camp office: 501-652-6304 or director@lutherancamp.org.  Or you can visit with him today while he is visiting Holy Trinity.

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  “Peace to You”  Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. Dale A. Meyer  Christians often say, “The Lord be with you.”  What does that look like: And how do you know Jesus is indeed with you?  Jesus’ visit to His first disciples shows us the how and what of confidence in Christ.    (Luke 24:36-49)

SPECIAL GUEST    Our special guest today is David Cox, the director of the Lutheran Camp at Petit Jean. 

 

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

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

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

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

leads a study for the men in Classroom 2 on “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

Tuesday 2nd  & 4th Tuesdays at 2:00pm    Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Study.

Thursday

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

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL PARENTS OF K-5 CHILDREN: We will be learning "This Little Light of Mine" to sing at late service on Sun, May 20th.  If you are interested in having your child(ren) sing with us, please have them attend Sunday School openings at 9:30am on the following Sundays: Apr 22nd, Apr 29th, May 13th, and May 20th.  Contact LeAnn Girshner  maestro_LMM@yahoo.com with any questions.

HELP NEEDED  One of our stalwart volunteers is under the weather.  We still need a Greeter for Sunday, June 24th 10:45am service, and we need one counter for May 13th (sorry, I had the date wrong last week) .  Please let the office know if you can help with either of these dates.  Many thanks to those of you who have volunteered to help with the vacancies.

SAMSON TRIP    Date for the trip favors May 17th.  Still looking for more participants.  Total fare maybe approximately $75.00 per.  This will include ticket & bus.  We would leave HTLC at 12 N.  get to Branson by 2:30.  Show starts at 3:30 and is 2 hours in length.  We would be home by 8-8:30.  Suggestion: eat a substantial noon lunch and perhaps bring a snack for the way home to save time by not stopping at restaurant.  Comments call: Shirley  631-9971.   need phone #'s if not in directory.

LIVING DISCIPLE CLASS started last Thursday.  If you are interested, feel free to join them in Classroom 1 on Thursday evenings.  Class starts at 6:30 and runs about 90 minutes (longer if needed for discussion).  This is a follow-up class for the Connections Class and the Knowing God Class.  This class focuses on how we live as disciples of Jesus.  We will look at practical helps for studying the Bible, praying, worship, being witness for Jesus and stewardship.  A major part of the class will be looking at our ethics as Christians by looking in depth at the Ten Commandments.  If you are going to miss a couple weeks as we go into the summer, feel free to join us for the weeks you are here. 

MAYOR’S PRAYER BREAKFAST  The Rogers’ Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast will be held on the National Day of Prayer, May 3, at Cross Church.  The doors open at 6 AM with the Breakfast line opening at 6:30 AM.  The Speaker is Governor Asa Hutchinson.  Holy Trinity is again sponsoring a table.  We have seven seats available.  Please sign up on the bulletin board if you want to join us at our congregation’s table.

LIFE THOUGHTS IN THE CHURCH  Almighty God calls us, even us, His own children (1 John 3:1).  He accepts us, adopts us, and adores us as helplessly dependent little ones.  Indeed, He made Himself jut such a child to show us how special this is!  Can we also look upon helpless and dependent persons—like embryos or incapacited patients—not in pity or competition but with Father-like appreciation?  If we see Him as He is, we shall become like Him (3:2)!  Omnipotent and gentle God, let no one deceive us about the value Your loves gives all humankind.  Amen.  (Easter III)

SPRING CONCERT  Bella Vista Lutheran Church has issued an invitation to our congregate members to join their choir in the presentation of a spring concert "Lift Up Your Eyes" on June 10th.  Rehearsals will be held on Saturday mornings at 10:00 a.m. starting on April 21 and will continue every Saturday, with the concert being presented on Sunday, June 10th.  You are invited to join Bella Vista choir as they sing praises to our Lord.  If anyone has questions, please contact the Bella Vista Lutheran office at 855-0272.  Thank you. 

 

LIFE QUOTES  “When people question the value of a life lived with disability, I share God’s Word concerning the body of Christ in 1 Corinthians 12:22 (NIV): ‘On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable.’ Note it does not say those that are weaker, but those that ‘seem to be weaker are indispens-able’!” 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


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

 

April 15 through April 21, 2018

 

UNITY SUNDAY

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

Handbell Choir                                                  8:45 A.M.

Communion                                                    10:00 A.M.

 

MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

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

 

TUESDAY

Circuit Pastors meet at Holy Trinity               9:30 A.M.

Confirmation Class                                           4:30 P.M.

 

WEDNESDAY

Staff Meeting                                                  12:00 P.M.

Clarion Articles Due                                       12:00 P.M.

News and Notes Due                                      12:00 P.M.

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

 

THURSDAY

Girl’s Lunch Out (Pie Bros. Bistro)                11:30 A.M.

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.

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M.

 

 

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

 

Circuit Church:  Christ Church, Siloam Springs:  Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer for Christ Lutheran Church in Siloam Springs that this congregation may continue to offer a Christ-centered ministry through the faithful preaching of God’s Holy Word and the proper administration of the Sacraments as a beacon of light in their community.  May the people of this congregation grow in their zeal to connect people to Christ.  May Your Holy Spirit work to bring faith to those who do not believe as they hear that Christ suffered, died and rose again out of great love for each one of them.  We pray all of this in the name and for the sake of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Amen

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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April 8, 2018

April 8, 2018

 

UNITY SUNDAY next week.  One service at 10 AM.  HTY Café and Voters follow. 

THANK YOU   “Thanks for all the cards, prayers and Bible verses. I am better each day. I also appreciated being able to read the News and Notes.  Wishing you all the blessings of Easter.”   -- Joyce Bauer

SPRINGTIME IN THE OZARKS  often brings bad weather.    With that in mind, we thought this might be a good time to remind you of our EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION Plans.  Holy Trinity uses the “Remind” system to notify members and friends of the congregation of weather cancellations, funerals, or other important events.  It is a system designed for school teachers so the teacher is “Mr. Besel” and the class is “Holy Trin.”  To receive text messages to your phone, text @fbab2 to 81010.  You can opt-out of messages at anytime by replying, “unsubscribe @fbab2”.  To receive email notifications, send an email to fbab2@mail.remind.com  (Leave subject line blank).   To unsubscribe, reply with 'unsubscribe' in the subject line.  ALSO:  We also try to put weather cancellations on 5 News, 40/29 TV, and KNWA through their weather alert systems.  Each channel works different and sometimes it does not get posted.  When possible, we add a note to the “Special Announcement” section on our web page (www.holytrin.org),  make a post to our congregation’s Facebook page  (https://www.facebook.com/Holy-Trinity-Lutheran-Church), and change the announcement on our voice mail system for the church times.

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 Really Real”  Speaker Emeritus of The Lutheran Hours:  Rev. Dr. Ken Klaus  Here’s the deal.  If Jesus actually rose from the dead, it would be wise to believe in Him because there will be salvation in no one else.  If He didn’t rise, we’re all toast.  Tune in to today’s message and hear why you can be confident Jesus’ resurrection if really real.  (1 John 1:1-3)

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

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

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

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

leads a study for the men in Classroom 2 on “A man and his work.”

9:30-10:30 A.M. Pastor Besel is doing a make up lesson for Connections Class in Classroom 6.

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

Tuesday 2nd  & 4th Tuesdays at 2:00pm    Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Study.

USHERS AND ELDERS   As part of our Safety procedures, Mike Nelson will be teaching hands only CPR and first aid training on Sunday, April 29th from 9:30 to 10:30 am (between services) in the Life Center.   We are asking all ushers and elders to attend.

 

TRAINING OUR CHILDREN  Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6)  We can all agree teaching children about the love of Christ and the salvation we have through him is very important. We are in need of a couple of teachers to share the love of Jesus to the lower (K-2nd) and upper (3rd-5th) elementary Sunday School classes. If you would like to learn more, there is a sign up sheet in the narthex next to an example of the lessons we use. The lessons are very straight forward and easy to navigate. If you have any questions contact cameron@holytrin.org or talk to the Education Team. 

 

HELP NEEDED  One of our stalwart volunteers is under the weather.  We are looking for an office helper for Friday, April 20th and Friday, June 8th, at 1:00pm to assemble service leaflets and stuff News & Notes into mail boxes.    We also need a Greeter for Sunday, June 24th 10:45am service.   We need one counter for May 18th and June 24th and two couters for June 17th (that is Father’s Day).  Please let the office know if you can help with any of these dates.

BRANSON DAY TRIP   We will be able to secure a bus for a one day trip to see "Samson" at the Sight & Sound theatre.  It is a 56 passenger bus.  If interested please see the Interested sheet on bulletin board. Questions see or call Shirley Bernthal  (631-9971). 

HELP  Barbara Raleigh is looking for an affordable and decent guest bed, full size or queen with box spring and mattress.  Company is coming and she needs to get ready.  If you can help or have ideas to find the best deal on bedding, call Barbara at 899-6113.

LIFE THOUGHTS IN THE CHURCH  Sometimes the unassiable sanctity of life goes unseen (John 20:25).  Sometimes age, appearance, ina- bilities, or errors seem to conceal it.  We do not need productivity, popularity, prospertiy, or prettiness to prove a person’s worth.  By becoming incarnate from conception to crucifixion, Jesus proclaims every one of us precious.  By resurrection and for giveness, Jesus pronounces even the least of these priceless (20:29)  Heavenly Father, enable us to believe and receive Your gifts even without seeing.  Amen.  (Easter II)

LIFE QUOTES  “Our Lord has written the promise of the Resurrection not in books alone, but in every leaf in the springtime.” Martin Luther    If you wish to support Lutherans for Life, you can through their web site: www.lutheransforlife.or

LIVING DISCIPLE CLASS starts on Thursday, April 12.  Pastor Besel will be teaching a new Living Disciple class in Classroom 1 on Thursday evenings.  The class will start at 6:30 run about 90 minutes (longer if needed for discussion).  This is a follow-up class for the Connections Class and the Knowing God Class.  This class focuses on how we live as disciples of Jesus.  We will look at practical helps for studying the Bible, praying, worship, being witness for Jesus and stewardship.  A major part of the class will be looking at our ethics as Christians by looking in depth at the Ten Commandments.  The class is open to anyone who is interested.  The tentative schedule (help yourself) and a sign-up sheet (so we know how many sets of material to prepare) are on the board outside Pastor Besel’s office near the Life Center.  If you can’t sign up and want to attend, please join us.   If you are going to miss a couple weeks as we go into the summer, feel free to join us for the weeks you are here.


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

 

April 8 through April 14, 2018

 

SUNDAY

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M.

 

MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

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

 

TUESDAY

Confirmation Class                                           4:30 P.M.

Education Team                                                5:30 P.M.

Council Meeting                                                6:30 P.M.

 

WEDNESDAY

News and Notes Due                                      12:00 P.M.

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

 

THURSDAY

Living Disciple Class                                         6:30 P.M.

 

FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin                                             1:00 P.M.

 

NEXT WEEK – UNITY SUNDAY

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

Connections Class                                             8:45 A.M.

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                           10:00 A.M.

Voters’ Meeting with HTY Café                     11:30 A.M.

 

FOR YOUR PRAYERS: 

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

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

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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April 1, 2018

April 1

 

7:00 AM – Sunrise Service with Communion:  “Death Conquered” 

                                                       (Isaiah 25:8)  [Thamburaj Samuel]

8:15 AM – Easter Breakfast by the Youth

9:30 AM – Sunday School  (Egg Hunt) and Bible Class

             10:45  AM – Holy Communion: “Violent Grace:  Jesus Rose Again so We Might Experience Eternal Life”   (1 Corinthians 6:14)

                                                                    [Pastor Besel]

 

 

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  “They Were Afraid, You Know?"
Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. Dale A. Meyer
It takes a lot to overcome fear, a lot of words, in fact a lifetime of words. Let this Easter Day be a new beginning of trusting Jesus' words of resurrection and life! (Mark 16:1-8)

 

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

9:30-10:30 A.M. Pastor Besel is finishing Connections Class in Classroom 1.

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

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

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

leads a study for the men in Classroom 2 on “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

Tuesday 2nd  & 4th Tuesdays at 2:00pm    Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Study. 

PORTALS OF PRAYER  The new April through June issue is available in the Narthex.  Pick up your copy today. 

CONNECTIONS CLASS / BIBLE CLASS COMBINED   Because Pam Pickett returned last night from Israel, Pastor Besel is leading a combined Connection Class / Bible Class today in Classroom 1.   It is the final Connections Class and features the history of Holy Trinity.  Everyone is invited to join us.

2018 DIRECTORY   Copies of the 2018 Directory are available in the Narthex and on the counter in the Giving Center.  Please help yourselves.  Directories are published for your convenience in contacting members of Holy Trinity and are not to be used for any commercial endeavors.

TRAINING OUR CHILDREN  Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6)  We can all agree teaching children about the love of Christ and the salvation we have through him is very important. We are in need of a couple of teachers to share the love of Jesus to the lower (K-2nd) and upper (3rd-5th) elementary Sunday School classes. If you would like to learn more, there is a sign up sheet in the narthex next to an example of the lessons we use. The lessons are very straight forward and easy to navigate. If you have any questions contact cameron@holytrin.org or talk to the Education Team. 

BRANSON DAY TRIP   We will be able to secure a bus for a one day trip to see "Samson" at the Sight & Sound theatre.  It is a 56 passenger bus.  If interested please see the Interested sheet on bulletin board. Questions see or call Shirley Bernthal  (631-9971).

HELP  Barbara Raleigh is looking for an affordable and decent guest bed, full size or queen with box spring and mattress.  Company is coming and she needs to get ready.  If you can help or have ideas to find the best deal on bedding, call Barbara at 899-6113. 

LIFE THROUGHS IN THE CHURCH  “Who will roll away the stone for us?”  Does abortion solve surprise pregnancies or only add death to sin:  Does assisted suicide settle incurable conditions or only pile guilt upon grief?  Death offers no answers but only deepens despair and darkness.  Crist is risen for just such situations!  Jesus brings life and salvation, hope and joy, peace and purpose..  His dying and rising rolls back the stone, revealing a forgiving Father and a gracious Savior in this with us!  Lord Jesus Christ, work out Your resurrection within and among us.  Amen.  (Resurrection of Our Lord)

 

LIFE QUOTES  “Our Lord has written the promise of the Resurrection not in books alone, but in every leaf in the springtime.” Martin Luther    If you wish to support Lutherans for Life, you can through their web site: www.lutheransforlife.org

THE LEGEND OF THE DOGWOOD

There is an ancient legend

That the dogwood tree once grew

As strong and sturdy as the oak,

As tall and stately too.

This noble monarch, towering high

In majesty and pride,

Was chosen to form the rugged cross

On which our Saviour died.

The tree was bitterly ashamed

That such a thing should be,

And Christ sought words of comfort

To console the sorrowing tree

He promised it should never grow

Large enough again

For such a use, but should become

A symbol among men …

It should be slender, twisted too,

With blossoms that would grow

To form the semblance of the cross

On which He suffered so …

With two short petals and two long,

And each fair petal too

Should bear the imprint of the nails,

Forever fresh and new.

A tiny crown of thorns should form

The center of each flower,

To symbolize the suffering

He knew in that sad hour.

Forevermore the dogwood tree

Should be revered, He said,

A true reminder of the cross

On which His blood was shed

And so ‑‑ with every new‑born spring --

Again the dogwood tree

Reminds us of His love… that lives

Through all eternity.

                      ‑ Author Unknown

 

 


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

 

April 1 through April 7, 2018

 

SUNDAY FEED MY SHEEP/EASTER

Communion                                                       7:00 A.M.

Easter Breakfast                                               8:15 A.M.

Easter Egg Hunt                                                9:00 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

Elders Meeting                                                  6:30 P.M.

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

 

TUESDAY

Confirmation Class                                           4:30 P.M.

Education Team                                                5:30 P.M.

 

WEDNESDAY

News and Notes Due                                      12:00 P.M.

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

Choir Rehearsal                                                6:30 P.M.

Praise Group Rehearsal                                   7:30 P.M.

 

THURSDAY

Youth Ministry Team                                       5:30 P.M.

 

 

FRIDAY

Assemble Bulletin                                             1:00 P.M.

Pinochle Cards                                                  6:30 P.M.

 

NEXT SUNDAY

Worship                                                             7:00 A.M

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

Connections Class                                             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 the Holy Spirit to guide us to be fools for Christ as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus.

Church Ministry:  Music

        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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March 25, 2018

March 15th, 2018

Holy Week Schedule

March 29 – Maundy Thursday:  “Violent Grace:  Jesus Was Sacrificed as God’s Lamb so I Could Have His Body and Blood”   (1 Corinthians 15:7)

                                                                                                                                     10:00 AM & 7:00 PM – Communion

 

March 30 – Good Friday:  Passion Cantata – “Lenten Canticles”      (with the Choir)

                   7:00 PM – Tenebrae Service of Darkness

 

April 1 – Easter  Sunday 

7:00 AM – Sunrise Service with Communion:  “Death Conquered” 

                                                                     (Isaiah 25:8)  [Thamburaj Samuel]

8:15 AM – Easter Breakfast by the Youth

9:15 AM – Sunday School and Bible Class

                      10:45  AM – Holy Communion: “Violent Grace:  Jesus Rose Again so We Might Experience Eternal Life”   (1 Corinthians 6:14)

                                                                                       [Pastor Besel]

 

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 They Crucified Him” Speaker Emeritus of The Lutheran Hour: Rev. Dr. Ken Klaus.  Next Week The Lutheran Hour celebrates the Savior’s resurrection.  Today we mourn the unjust murder of the Savior by considering the text: “And they crucified Him.”  (Mark 14:24a)

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

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

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

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

leads a study for the men in Classroom 2 on “A man and his work.”

9:30-10:30 A.M. Pastor Besel is leading a Connections Class in Classroom 6.

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

Tuesday 2nd  & 4th Tuesdays at 2:00pm    Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Study.

PORTALS OF PRAYER  The new April through June issue is available in the Narthex.  Pick up your copy today.

EASTER BREAKFAST  Join the youth as they serve Easter Breakfast on Sunday, April 1st, at 8:15 A.M.  A free will offering is asked to support our Youth Group on their trip to Minneapolis in July of 2019 to the National Youth Gathering.  Email cameron@holytrin.org for any questions.

EASTER BREAKFAST DONATIONS  The Donation Slips are up and ready to go. If you would like to help out by providing some of the items that we will need for the Easter Breakfast, please take the slips as a reminder or as a shopping list and have the items in the kitchen by Good Friday as we cook on Saturday. The Easter Breakfast is the Youth Groups major fundraiser for the National Youth Gathering, which will happen in 2019 in Minneapolis. We are looking at 20+ youth and adults going to the NYG to share in that powerful experience which means we will need a support. If you have any questions talk to Cameron at cameron@holytrin.org 

EASTER EGG HUNT  Attention Children of all Ages!  Eggs have escaped and we need your help to hunt them down.  The hunt will start at 9:00 am, Easter morning.  We will meet in the Narthex to prepare for the expedition.  Bring your biggest basket so you can capture as many of the fugitive eggs as possible!  See you there.

EASTER MORNING VOLUNTEERS  Pastor Besel is looking for a couple volunteers for Easter morning around 6:00 AM.  Contact him for details.

2018 DIRECTORY   Copies of the 2018 Directory are available in the Narthex and on the counter in the Giving Center.  Please help yourselves.  Directories are published for your convenience in contacting members of Holy Trinity and are not to be used for any commercial endeavors.

TRAINING OUR CHILDREN  Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6)  We can all agree teaching children about the love of Christ and the salvation we have through him is very important. We are in need of a couple of teachers to share the love of Jesus to the lower (K-2nd) and upper (3rd-5th) elementary Sunday School classes. If you would like to learn more, there is a sign up sheet in the narthex next to an example of the lessons we use. The lessons are very straight forward and easy to navigate. If you have any questions contact cameron@holytrin.org or talk to the Education Team. 

BRANSON DAY TRIP   We will be able to secure a bus for a one day trip to see "Samson" at the Sight & Sound theatre.  It is a 56 passenger bus.  If interested please see the Interested sheet on bulletin board. Questions see or call Shirley Bernthal  (631-9971).

LIFE QUOTES  “Whose life matters most? Every human being down to the teeniest and feeblest, since God made sure to incarnate Himself as embryo in Mary’s womb and then become completely helpless in crucified execution. How much do they matter? So much that Jesus redeemed them each and all, with His lifeblood as the price. Lord Jesus Christ, bring forth Your name from our lips so that it draws all people to You. Amen–– If you wish to support Lutherans for Life, you can through their web site: www.lutheransforlife.org

THRIVENT CHOICE    This week is your last chance.  2017 Thrivent Choice Dollars expire on March 31, 2018  Remember to  direct your Choice Dollars before they expire.

 

LIFE THOUGHTS IN THE CHURCH 

“Moreover, when Christ, the Son of God, was to be conceived in His mother’s womb and become incarnate, He certainly had to be already present in essence and in person in the Virgin’s womb, and had to assume humanity there.”  Martin Luther (LW 37:62)

TO THINK ABOUT ....

“Jesus did not die on the cross just so we could live comfortable, well-adjusted lives. His purpose is far deeper: He wants to make us like himself before he takes us to heaven. This is our greatest privilege, our immediate responsibility and our ultimate destiny.”  

                                           ~ Rick Warren

 


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

March 25 through March 31, 2018

 

SUNDAY

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M.

                                                                             

MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

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

 

TUESDAY

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

Confirmation Class                                           4:30 P.M.

 

WEDNESDAY

News and Notes Due                                      12:00 P.M.

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

Choir Rehearsal                                                6:30 P.M.

Praise Group Rehearsal                                   7:30 P.M.

 

THURSDAY

Maundy Thursday Service w/Communion 10:00 A.M.

Maundy Thursday Service w/Communion   7:00 P.M.

 

FRIDAY

Assemble Bulletin & Clarion                            1:00 P.M.

Good Friday – Tenebrae                                  7:00 P.M.

 

NEXT SUNDAY FEED MY SHEEP/EASTER

Communion                                                       7:00 A.M

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

Connections Class                                             9:30 A.M.

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Communion                                                    10:45 A.M.

FOR YOUR PRAYERS: 

Circuit Church: Faith, Bentonville, Pray for those serving in leadership and their families.

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.

Pray for the Group going to Israel:  Pam Pickett, Eva Jean Beck, Elaine Launderville, Ron and Gloria Sommers (from our congregation – Leave Tuesday, March 20 and Return Saturday, March 31)

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March 18, 2018

March 18, 2018

 

LENTEN SERVICES continue at our two Wednesday services at 10:00 A.M. and 7:00 P.M.  as we look at the Violent Grace of Christ’s crucifixion.   The Lenten meal is available from 5:30 – 6:30pm.  This week’s meal is lasagna, salad, and bread and is sponsored by the Music Ministry Team Praise Band, and Handbell Choir. A special thank you to Paul Mayer for using a Thrivent Action Team to help with the cost of the meal.  All donations collected at the meal will be given to The Office of Human Concern to be used in their community outreach which includes Meals on Wheels, utility assistance programs, and senior activity centers.  This will be our last Lenten meal for this year as we begin Holy Week next week.

2018 DIRECTORY   Copies of the 2018 Directory are available in the Narthex and on the counter in the Giving Center.  Please help yourselves.  Directories are published for your convenience in contacting members of Holy Trinity and are not to be used for any commercial endeavors.

SUNDAY SCHOOL PANCAKE BONANZA – TODAY   The Education Team is throwing a party and all of Children’s Sun-day School is invited! We will break out of our normal lesson to have an awesome pancake breakfast, with all the toppings we can think of, along with fun, games, and a lesson with Jesus. We will meet in the Life Center at the usual start time (9:30) and make sure to come hungry! 

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  “Thrown into the Arms of God.”  Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. Dale A. Meyer

The desire to advance your own interests can alienate you from others and God.  Serving others without thought of reward is God’s way forward for followers of Jesus.  (Mark 10:32-45)

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

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

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

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

leads a study for the men in Classroom 2 on “A man and his work.”

9:30-10:30 A.M. Pastor Besel is leading a Connections Class in Classroom 6.

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

Tuesday 2nd  & 4th Tuesdays at 2:00pm    Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Study.

Thursday 6:30pm – Pastor Besel leads the Knowing God class, Classroom 1

SPRING BREAK   This coming week is Spring Break for Arkansas schools.  Please pray for all who are traveling.

 TRAINING OUR CHILDREN  Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6)  We can all agree teaching children about the love of Christ and the salvation we have through him is very important. We are in need of a couple of teachers to share the love of Jesus to the lower (K-2nd) and upper (3rd-5th) element-ary Sunday School classes. If you would like to learn more, there is a sign up sheet in the narthex next to an example of the lessons we use. The lessons are very straight forward and easy to navigate. If you have any questions contact cameron@holytrin.org or talk to the Education Team. 

BRANSON DAY TRIP   We will be able to secure a bus for a one day trip to see "Samson" at the Sight & Sound theatre.  It is a 56 passenger bus.  If interested please see the Interested sheet on bulletin board. Questions see or call Shirley Bernthal  (631-9971).

SPRING WORK WEEKEND  The Lutheran Camp on Petit Jean is looking for volunteers for a spring work weekend, March 23-24.  Help is needed to build, dig, organize, paint, plant, prune, rake, repair, saw, scrub, stack, stain, sweep, wash, and a whole lot more.  Meals and lodging free to volunteers?  Please call 501-652-6304 if you can help.

LIFE QUOTES  “Ultimately abortions are antithetical to the Gospel message the church proclaims, as we marvel over the fact that Jesus says to undeserving sinners: ‘I will lay my life down for my sheep,’ and so He did, taking on our sin and shame and the debt that stood against us and nailing it to the cross. Abortion instead demands of an innocent life, ‘You will lay your life down for me.’” Pastor Gunnar Ingi Gunnarsson, Loftstofan Baptistakirkja, Iceland –– If you wish to support Lutherans for Life, you can through their web site: www.lutheransforlife.org

THRIVENT CHOICE    It's that time of year again!  2017 Thrivent Choice Dollars expire on March 31, 2018  Remember to  direct your Choice Dollars before they expire.

LIFE THOUGHTS IN THE CHURCH 

My body, my choice”; however, life is not for controlling but for offering and sharing (Mark 10:45). Our Creator bestows life as gift, promise, covenant, connecting us to Him and one another (Jeremiah 31:31-34). Broken covenants become cruel lords (Mark 10:42). Yet still Jesus enters our predicaments and understands our troubles (Hebrews 5:2, 7). No one suffers alone, and He remembers our sins no more. Eternal salvation results! Almighty Maker, enable us to share Your life with each other. Amen. (Lent V)

God Said No

 

I asked God to take away my habit.

God said, “No. It is not for me to take it away, but for you to give it up.”

 

I asked God to make my handicapped child whole.

God said, “No. His spirit is whole. His body is only temporary.”

  

I asked God to grant me patience.

God said, “No. Patience is a byproduct of tribulations. It isn't granted, it is learned.”

   

I asked God to give me happiness.

God said, “No. I give you blessings. Happiness is up to you.”

   

I asked God to spare me pain.

God said, “No. Suffering draws you apart from worldly cares and brings you closer to me.”

   

I asked God to make my spirit grow.

God said, “No. You must grow on your own. But I will prune you to make you fruitful.”

   

I asked God for all things that I might enjoy life.

God said, “No. I will give you life so that you may enjoy all things.”

  

I asked God to help me love others, as much as He loves me.

God said, “Aha! Finally you have the idea!

 


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

March 18 through March 24, 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

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

 

TUESDAY

Circuit Pastors meet at Bella Vista Lutheran  9:30 A.M.

No Confirmation Class (Spring Break)

 

WEDNESDAY

Lenten Service                                                10:00 A.M.

News and Notes Due                                      12:00 P.M.

Lenten Meal                                                      5:45 P.M.

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

Lenten Service                                                  7:00 P.M.

 

THURSDAY

Knowing God Class                                           6:30 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.

Connections Class                                             9:30 A.M.

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M.

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

 

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

 

Church Team 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.

Pray for the Group going to Israel:  Pam Pickett, Eva Jean Beck, Elaine Launderville, Ron and Gloria Sommers (from our congregation – Leave Tuesday, March 20 and Return Saturday, March 31)

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March 11. 2018

March 11, 2018

 

LENTEN SERVICES continue at our two Wednesday services at 10:00 A.M. and 7:00 P.M.  as we look at the Violent Grace of Christ’s crucifixion.   The Lenten meal is available from 5:30 – 6:30pm.  This week’s meal is spaghetti, salad, and bread and is sponsored by the Youth Group. A special thank you to Pastor Besel for using a Thrivent Action Team to help with the cost of the meal.  All donations collected at the meal will be given to Pastor J.D. Zischke to help with the planting of Restoration Lutheran Church in Fayetteville.

2018 DIRECTORY  Copies of the 2018 Directory are available in the Narthex and on the counter in the Giving Center.  Please help yourselves.  Directories are published for your convenience in contacting members of Holy Trinity and are not to be used for any commercial endeavors.

LENTEN DEVOTION BOOKLETS   We are again providing the Lenten Devotion books from the Lutheran Hour Ministries.  Help yourself to as many as you can use or share.  They are in the Narthex.  They are also available through our website online or for an e-reader (pdf file).

MINISTRY TEAM REPORTS FOR CHURCH COUNCIL need to be to Elaine in the Church Office by noon on Monday.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790 AM) at 12:30 P.M. & The Bott Radio Network at 8 A.M. on 89.3 F.M  "Condemned Already"  Speaker Emeritus: Rev. Dr. Ken Klaus  Some things just work better in the dark.  You know, things like watching for shooting stars and getting a good night’s sleep or dreaming about the future.  People love the darkness for a lot of reasons, and not all of them are good.  (John 3:19-21)

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

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

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

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

leads a study for the men in Classroom 2 on “A man and his work.”

9:30-10:30 A.M. Pastor Besel is leading a Connections Class in Classroom 6.

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

Tuesday 2nd  & 4th Tuesdays at 2:00pm    Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Study.

Thursday 6:30pm – Pastor Besel leads the Knowing God class, Classroom 1

SUNDAY SCHOOL PANCAKE BONANZA – NEXT SUNDAY

The Education Team is throwing a party and all of Children’s Sun-day School is invited! We will break out of our normal lesson to have an awesome pancake breakfast, with all the toppings we can think of, along with fun, games, and a lesson with Jesus. We will meet in the Life Center at the usual start time (9:30) and make sure to come hungry! 

THRIVENT CHOICE    It's that time of year again!  2017 Thrivent Choice Dollars expire on March 31, 2018  Remember to  direct your Choice Dollars before they expire.

TRAINING OUR CHILDREN  Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6)  We can all agree teaching children about the love of Christ and the salvation we have through him is very important. We are in need of a couple of teachers to share the love of Jesus to the lower (K-2nd) and upper (3rd-5th) element-ary Sunday School classes. If you would like to learn more, there is a sign up sheet in the narthex next to an example of the lessons we use. The lessons are very straight forward and easy to navigate. If you have any questions contact cameron@holytrin.org or talk to the Education Team. 

“Love is an act of endless forgiveness.”             - Jean Vanier

PASTOR BERNTHAL’S BIBLE STUDY  will meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at 2:00 P.M. the rest of the year.

SPRING WORK WEEKEND  The Lutheran Camp on Petit Jean is looking for volunteers for a spring work weekend, March 23-24.  Help is needed to build, dig, organize, paint, plant, prune, rake, repair, saw, scrub, stack, stain, sweep, wash, and a whole lot more.  Meals and lodging free to volunteers?  Please call 501-652-6304 if you can help.

LIFE QUOTES  “My heart goes out to those struggling with guilt from the secret sin of abortion—a burden carried by millions. These women and men should not be deprived of the forgiveness Jesus earned for them when they have a repentant heart. We need to speak up and let them know they can have the forgiveness Jesus bought for them through His life, death, and resurrection.” Virginia Flo, Lutherans For Life Regional Director of Minnesota –– If you wish to support Lutherans for Life, you can through their web site: www.lutheransforlife.org

“If you want to hear God's voice clearly and you are uncertain, then remain in His presence until He changes that uncertainty. Often, much can happen during this waiting for the Lord. Sometimes, He changes pride into humility, doubt into faith and peace.”       -- Corrie Ten Boom

LIFE THOUGHTS IN THE CHURCH 

“[Y]ou were dead in trespasses and sins…like the rest of mankind” (Ephesians 2:1, 3b). One’s own capacities or activities don’t give human life its value (Ephesians 2:9). The love of God in Christ does that, and it does so universally and infinitely (John 3:16). The very heart of the Gospel holds human life precious, even when impaired by infection or immaturity (Numbers 21:8). We rest refreshed in this grace!  Gracious God, cause fountains of Your grace to flow through us. Amen. (Lent IV)

TO THINK ABOUT

“We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive.  He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love.  There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us.  When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.”


                 -- Martin Luther King, Jr.


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

March 11 through March 17, 2018

 

SUNDAY – DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME BEGINS

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M.

                                                                             

MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

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

 

TUESDAY

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

Confirmation Class                                           4:30 P.M.

Education Team Meeting                                 5:30 P.M.

Church Council                                                 6:30 P.M.

 

WEDNESDAY

Lenten Service                                                10:00 A.M.

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

Lenten Meal                                                      5:45 P.M.

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

Lenten Service                                                  7:00 P.M.

 

THURSDAY

Girl’s Lunch Out (Fish City Grill)                   11:30 A.M.

Knowing God Class                                           6:30 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.

Connections Class                                             9:30 A.M.

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Communion                                                    10:45 A.M.

 

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

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

Church Team Sunday School.  Pray for inspiration for our Sunday School teachers.  Help them to make learning Your Word a lifelong experience for their students.

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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March 4, 2018

March 4, 2018

 

LENTEN SERVICES continue at our two Wednesday services at 10:00 A.M. and 7:00 P.M.  The Lenten meal is available from 5:30 – 6:30pm.  This week’s meal is ChickFilA and is sponsored by the Education Ministry Team and Sunday School.  We appreciate Dean Eisma for using a Thrivent Action Team to help with the costs of the meal.  All donations collected at the meal will be given to Saving Grace in Rogers, AR.  Saving Grace is a Christ-centered home for young women who have aged out of the foster care system or are homeless.

LENTEN DEVOTION BOOKLETS   We are again providing the Lenten Devotion books from the Lutheran Hour Ministries.  Help yourself to as many as you can use or share.  They are in the Narthex.  They are also available through our website online or for an e-reader (pdf file). 

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY of Benton County, Inc. is a non-denominational Christian housing ministry with the objective of eliminating poverty housing from within Benton County and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience as well as action.  In addition to building houses, Habitat for Humanity helps to build relationships with families and the community that result in a sense of belonging to the community for the new homeowner.  If you wish to help with their Faith Build on March 15 in Bentonville, you may sign up on the bulletin board in the Narthex .

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  " "When God’s Darkness Surrounds You" Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. Dale A. Meyer   When times are darkest, God wants you to know how close He really is.  It’s in those threatening times that you can especially learn and live in His love. (Exodus 20:1-17)

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

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

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

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

leads a study for the men in Classroom 2 on “A man and his work.”

9:30-10:30 A.M. Pastor Besel is leading a Connections Class in Classroom 6.

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

Tuesday 2nd  & 4th Tuesdays at 2:00pm    Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Study.

Thursday 6:30pm – Pastor Besel leads the Knowing God class in Classroom 1

 

THANK YOU   “Many thanks to our church family for all their calls, prayers, cards, and visits before, during and after LB’s back surgery.  He is doing well.  Thanks again.”   - Ila Teeter 

JOYCE BAUER  Many of you have inquired about Joyce and are wondering how she is.  We heard from her on Wednesday of this past week.  She is still in rehab but hopes to be released Friday, March 2.  She will spend a few more weeks with her daughter.  If you would like to send a card, you may direct it to Joyce at

1511 Peach Orchard Lane

O’Fallon, IL  62269.

SUNDAY SCHOOL PANCAKE BONANZA - MARCH 18TH

The Education Team is throwing a party and all of Children’s Sun-day School is invited! We will break out of our normal lesson to have an awesome pancake breakfast, with all the toppings we can think of, along with fun, games, and a lesson with Jesus. We will meet in the Life Center at the usual start time (9:30) and make sure to come hungry! 

PASTOR BERNTHAL’S BIBLE STUDY

Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Study will meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at 2:00 P.M. the rest of the year.

THRIVENT CHOICE    It's that time of year again!  2017 Thrivent Choice Dollars expire on March 31, 2018  Remember to  direct your Choice Dollars before they expire.

TRAINING OUR CHILDREN  Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6)  We can all agree teaching children about the love of Christ and the salvation we have through him is very important. We are in need of a couple of teachers to share the love of Jesus to the lower (K-2nd) and upper (3rd-5th) element-ary Sunday School classes. If you would like to learn more, there is a sign up sheet in the narthex next to an example of the lessons we use. The lessons are very straight forward and easy to navigate. If you have any questions contact cameron@holytrin.org or talk to the Education Team. 

LIFE QUOTES  “When we pray the Lord’s Prayer, we ask God to ‘deliver us from evil.’ We ask Him to protect us against the callous evil of abortion, the taking of a human life. We are harnessed with the burden of belonging to a nation that practices this barbaric procedure and calls it a ‘right.’ May God have mercy on us.” Chaplain (Lt. Colonel) Steven Hokana, Assistant Director of Ministry to the Armed Forces (MAF) (LCMS) – If you wish to support Lutherans for Life, you can through their web site: www.lutheransforlife.org

 

TO THINK ABOUT....

“Calvary shows how far men will go in sin, and far God went for man's salvation.”

                                                -- H. D. Trumbull

LIFE THOUGHTS IN THE CHURCH 

God made a human body – even one crucifixion destroyed – His sanctuary (John 2:19). Is this why He bluntly forbids murder (Exodus 20:13), because every human body belongs to Him (Exodus 20:2)? Indeed, He has chosen what is weak, low, labeled “not a life” (1 Corinthians 1:27-28) to be His own forever. Neither sin nor flesh’s shortcomings nullify it.   Jealous God, possess us heart, body, and life that we may build up. Amen   (Lent III)

 TO THINK ABOUT....

Jacob was a cheater.  Peter had a temper.  David had an affair.  Noah got drunk.  Jonah ran from God.  Paul was a murderer.  Gideon was insecure.  Miriam was a gossip.  Mary was a worrier.  Thomas was a doubter.  Sara was impatient.  Elijah was moody.  Moses stuttered.  Zacheus was short.  Abraham was old and Lazarus was dead.  Despite all their excuses, God used each one to build His kingdom.  How about you? 


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

March 4 through March 10, 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

Elders Meeting                                                  6:30 P.M.

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

 

TUESDAY

Confirmation Class                                           4:30 P.M.

Education Team Meeting                                 5:30 P.M.

 

WEDNESDAY

Lenten Service                                                10:00 A.M.

Staff Meeting                                                  12:00 P.M.

News and Notes Due                                      12:00 P.M.

Lenten Meal                                                      5:45 P.M.

Choir Rehearsal                                                6:00 P.M.

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

Lenten Service                                                  7:00 P.M.

 

THURSDAY

Knowing God Class                                           6:30 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.

Connections Class                                             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 the restoration of west Fayetteville through the message of Jesus.

Church Team Hispanic Ministry.  Dear Jesus, pray that we can 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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February 25, 2018

February 25, 2018

 

LENTEN SERVICES continue at our two Wednesday services at 10:00 A.M. and 7:00 P.M.  The Lenten meal is available from 5:30 – 6:30pm.  This week’s meal is pizza and salad and are sponsored by the Elders and Ushers.  A special thank you to Dave Frevert for using a Thrivent Action Team to help with the cost of the meal.  All donations collected at the meal will be given to Pastor JD Zischke to help with his expenses after his car accident.

LENTEN DEVOTION BOOKLETS   We are again providing the Lenten Devotion books from the Lutheran Hour Ministries.  Help yourself to as many as you can use or share.  They are in the Narthex.  They are also available through our website online or for an e-reader (pdf file).

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  " "Living and Dying" Speaker Emeritus of The Lutheran Hour: Rev. Dr. Ken Klaus.  Looking at sinful mankind, Jesus found what he was willing to die, and to live for. Are we willing to do the same? (Romans 5:1-11)

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

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

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

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

leads a study for the men in Classroom 2 on “A man and his work.”

9:30-10:30 A.M. Pastor Besel is leading a Connections Class in Classroom 6.

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

Tuesday 2nd & 4th Tuesdays at 2:00pm    Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Study.

      NOTE  Continuing for February, Pastor Bernthal will hold his Bible Study at 2:00 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays (February 13 and 27).

Thursday 6:30pm – Pastor Besel leads the Knowing God class in Classroom 1

 

GREETERS, READERS, COUNTERS, VIDEO AND OFFICE HELPERS – We are working on the next quarter scheduling (April – June).  Please let the office know if there is a time-frame in which you will not be available.  We will try not to schedule you then. 

 

THRIVENT CHOICE    It's that time of year again!  2017 Thrivent Choice Dollars expire on March 31, 2018  Remember to  direct your Choice Dollars before they expire.

 

LIFE THOUGHTS IN THE CHURCH  

Some among us seek to sidestep suffering by being ashamed of Jesus’ words (Mark 8:32, 38) about life issues. But sharing in His cross has a hopeful purpose because it leads to eternal life (Mark 8:31, 35). Christ prevails with grace for those who are weak (Romans 5:6). So we rejoice even in our sorrows (Romans 5:3-5) and join others in theirs.   Dear Christ, take up our crosses that we may ease the burdens of the weak. Amen.  (Lent II)

 
SAVING GRACE is a Christ-centered home in Northwest Arkansas offering hope and transformation to young women lacking critical supports.  We provide relationships, skills, and resources to empower generational change.   We are committed to bringing about lifelong change that will not only impact the life of the young woman who calls Saving Grace “home,” but instill in her the things she needs to create a “home” for her own family someday.  We are changing lives for generations to come . . . and we don’t take the responsibility lightly!

LIFE QUOTES  “So when we see the embryo … in that petri dish—vulnerable, helpless, and destined for destruction—we are compelled to speak and defend and help. And not because it is the right thing to do or the moral thing to do, but because it is the Christ thing to do. Our God became incarnate as an embryo, giving value to all embryos.” Rev. Dr. James I. Lamb, former executive director of Lutherans For Life. If you wish to support Lutherans for Life, you can through their web site: www.lutheransforlife.org

THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

February 25 through March 3, 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 on Vacation (2/15 thru 2/21

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

 

TUESDAY

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

Confirmation Class                                           4:30 P.M.

 

WEDNESDAY

Lenten Service                                                10:00 A.M.

News and Notes Due                                      12:00 P.M.

Lenten Meal                                                      5:45 P.M.

Choir Rehearsal                                                6:00 P.M.

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

Lenten Service                                                  7:00 P.M.

 

THURSDAY

Knowing God Class                                           6:30 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.

Connections Class                                             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 Financial Stewardship 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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February 18, 2018

February 18, 2018

 

LENTEN SERVICES  continue on Wednesdays at 10:00 A.M. and 7:00 P.M.  The theme this week is “Violent Grace:  Jesus Suffered Temptation so I Can Experience Victory.”  The Lenten meal is available from 5:30 – 6:30pm.  This week’s meal is grilled burgers and hotdogs and is sponsored by the Journeymen.  A special thank you to John Jenkins for using a Thrivent Action Team to help with the cost of the meat.  All donations collected at the meal will be given to Souls Harbor in Rogers, Arkansas.  Souls Harbor is the only transitional living facility for men in Benton County.  See the article inside for more details on the ministry of Souls Harbor.

LENTEN DEVOTION BOOKLETS   We are again providing the Lenten Devotion books from the Lutheran Hour Ministries.  Help yourself to as many as you can use or share.  They are on the table in the Narthex.  They are also available through our website online or for an e-reader (pdf file).

HTLC ORCHESTRA will be performing "Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee" for late service on Easter Sun., Apr. 1st.  If you play a woodwind, brass, string, or percussion instrument with at least a few years of experience, we would LOVE to have you join us in making a JOYFUL noise!  Email LeAnn Girshner at maestro_LMM@yahoo.com if you are interested or have 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  " Pay Attention to What You Hear (Mark 4:24) "  Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. Dale A. Meyer,  Lent calls us to take deep into our being the life-changing words of God. The result? Obedience, changes in desires, and blessings.  (James 1:12-18) 

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

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

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

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

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

9:30-10:30 A.M. Pastor Besel is leading a Connections Class in Classroom 6.

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

Tuesday 2nd & 4th Tuesdays at 2:00pm    Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Study.

      NOTE  Continuing for February, Pastor Bernthal will hold his Bible Study at 2:00 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays (February 13 and 27).

Thursday 6:30pm – Pastor Besel leads the Knowing God class in Classroom 1

SOULS HARBOR   Souls Harbor of Northwest Arkansas is a transitional community for men in recovery that provides a pathway to self-sufficiency by offering grace and guidance.  Their core values are:    We believe in … Service Above Self, Rebuilding Families, and A Faith-Driven Culture.  2017 was a year filled with success, blessings and growth for Souls Harbor.  Because of your generosity, we were able to provide care and services to over 44 residents and their families. The impact that Souls Harbor has on the men that we serve is life changing and would not be possible without your support.  Souls Harbor invests approximately $400 a month per resident to provide food, housing, utilities, education, and case management.  We rely on community support to sustain us.  In addition to monetary and in-kind gifts, we operate social enterprise programs, where the mission is the work force.  Our on-site community garden provides vegetables and “soul juice” that we sell at the Rogers Farmers Market.  Additionally, our wood sales were so successful that this will now be a year-round venture.  We invite you to come witness first-hand the fruits of your support. Please call Kim at 479-640-2888 to set up a time to come visit us.  You are very much appreciated, not just by our Board of Directors and staff, but by everyone your generosity touches.  We pray that you will be blessed, just as you have blessed others.

GREETERS, READERS, COUNTERS, VIDEO AND OFFICE HELPERS – We are working on the next quarter scheduling (April – June).  Please let the office know if there is a time-frame in which you will not be available.  We will try not to schedule you then.  

THRIVENT CHOICE    It's that time of year again!  2017 Thrivent Choice Dollars expire on March 31, 2018  Remember to  direct your Choice Dollars before they expire.

LIFE THOUGHTS IN THE CHURCH  

The only death necessary to save life is Christ’s. God sacrificed His Son so that no others would have to slaughter theirs (Genesis 22:12-13). Jesus also resisted (Mark 1:13) Satan’s quick-fix temptation to suicide (jumping from the temple). What He’s done for you, He does in you – enduring, escaping, overcoming. Because of this, you can receive even physical difficulty as a good gift from the loving Heavenly Father (James 1:17). Heavenly Father, deliver us from our efforts to deliver ourselves. Amen.

LIFE QUOTES  In a sense, that is where man is today … dead in sin, awaiting the Exodus led by the Son of Man, the new Moses, into eternal life, undoing the separation of soul and body at death. Lent (and the weakness of our mortal flesh) reminds us of this separation, our sin. Easter reveals to us the Exodus, Christ’s life that sets us free and brings us home.” James M. Kushiner, The Fellowship of St. James – A Life Quote from Lutherans For Life If you wish to support Lutherans for Life, you can through their web site: www.lutheransforlife.org

Are you God?

Joe was asked by a neighbor to drive her son to a hospital.  Although he had other things planned, Joe didn’t know how to say “No.”  So he put the child in the car and started on the 50-mile journey.  Suddenly the boy turned to him and shyly asked, “Are you God?”  Startled, Joe said, “No.”  The boy continued, “I heard Mom asking God for some way to get me to a doctor.  If you are not God, do you work for Him?”   Joe replied, “I guess so, sometimes.  And now that you ask, I’ll be doing a lot more of it.”

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TO THINK ABOUT

Christ died – that’s history.

Christ died for us – that’s Christianity.  Christ died for me – that’s salvation.


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

February 18 through February 23, 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.

Cameron on vacation through Thursday

                                                                             

MONDAY

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

 

TUESDAY

Pastor at Circuit Pastors Meeting Pea Ridge 9:00 A.M.

Confirmation Class                                           4:30 P.M.

 

WEDNESDAY

Lenten Service                                                10:00 A.M.

News and Notes Due                                      12:00 P.M.

Lenten Meal                                                      5:45 P.M.

Choir Rehearsal                                                6:00 P.M.

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

Lenten Service                                                  7:00 P.M.

 

THURSDAY

Knowing God Class                                           6:30 P.M.

 

FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Clarion and Bulletin                        1:00 P.M.

SATURDAY

Pastor on vacation to Texas

 

NEXT SUNDAY

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M

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

Connections Class                                             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 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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February 11, 2018

ASH WEDNESDAY   We have two services scheduled for the beginning of Lent.  10:00 AM and 7:00 PM.  Both are Holy Communion services and include the imposition of ashes.  The evening will start off with a Lenten meal from 5:30 – 6:30pm.  This week’s meal is chili and cornbread and is sponsored by the Fellowship Ministry Team and the Card Group.   A special thank you to Shirley Bernthal for using a Thrivent Action Team to help with the cost of the meal.  All donations collected at the meal will be given to Pastor JD Zischke to help with the new mission plant in Fayetteville.

LENTEN DEVOTION BOOKLETS   We are again providing the Lenten Devotion books from the Lutheran Hour Ministries.  Help yourself to as many as you can use or share.  They are in the Narthex.  They are also available through our website online or for an e-reader (pdf file).

 HTLC ORCHESTRA will be performing "Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee" for late service on Easter Sun., Apr. 1st.  If you play a woodwind, brass, string, or percussion instrument with at least a few years of experience, we would LOVE to have you join us in making a JOYFUL noise!  Email LeAnn Girshner at maestro_LMM@yahoo.com if you are interested or have 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  "Was Blind, But Now I See"
Speaker Emeritus of The Lutheran Hour: Rev. Dr. Ken Klaus.  Would you rather be blind or visioned?  That's an easy one. But, how does a spiritually blind person become seeing
(2 Corinthians 4:3)

 

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

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

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

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

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

9:30-10:30 A.M. Pastor Besel is leading a Connections Class in Classroom 6.

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

Tuesday 2nd & 4th Tuesdays at 2:00pm    Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Study.

      NOTE  Continuing for February, Pastor Bernthal will hold his Bible Study at 2:00 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays (February 13 and 27).

Thursday 6:30pm – Pastor Besel leads the Knowing God class in Classroom 1

GREETERS, READERS, COUNTERS, VIDEO AND OFFICE HELPERS – We are working on the next quarter scheduling (April – June).  Please let the office know if there is a time-frame in which you will not be available.  We will try not to schedule you then.  

THRIVENT CHOICE    It's that time of year again!  2017 Thrivent Choice Dollars expire on March 31, 2018  Remember to  direct your Choice Dollars before they expire. 

LIFE THOUGHTS IN THE CHURCH  

Transfiguration of Our Lord – Jesus radiates the glory of God among human beings humbled by sinful brokenness. This glory consists not in a certain age or a particular appearance or a specific ability but in God’s love for us creatures as His children. Let us behold this glory embodied in the least of these and remind neighbors of their eternal worth. Holy Son of God, lead us to listen and mimic You in respecting, protecting, advocating, and assisting. Amen. 

LIFE QUOTES  Love and appreciation between generations are so important. God tells us not to conceal His great and mighty acts from our children, but to tell the generations to come the praises of the Lord, and His strength, and His wondrous works that He has done.” Kay L. Meyer, Family Shield Ministries – If you wish to support Lutherans for Life, you can through their web site: www.lutheransforlife.org

VALENTINES TO GIVE OUR CHILDREN

ACCEPTANCE         Teach them they are loved for who they are.  Everybody is somebody to Jesus.  Give this gift with a kiss.

SELF-CONFIDENCE   Help them understand that they have special abilities.  Praise them.  Give them this gift with a hug.

TRUST                      When worries, problems, fears come along, teach them to lean on Jesus.  Give this gift in prayer with folded hands.

APPRECIATION  Help them to be thankful, to enjoy life and the wonders of God’s creation. Give this gift with a grateful and cheerful attitude.

FAITH         Tell them about Jesus, the best friend they will ever have through devotions, Bible stories, songs and regular worship.  Give this gift with smiles and love.

AT THE SIGN OF THE CROSS

 

There is a two-way direction

   At the sign of the cross:

Upward to God of great mercy

   Outward to man in his loss.

 

Melt now the hearts of this people

   At this one holy love tryst

Into one body all-glorious,

   Into the image of Christ.

 

Into one spirit and body

   Into one heart and one mind

Under the headship of Jesus,

   Come, Holy Spirit to bind.

 

Moved by God’s love for the dying

   Now with one heart beat for man,

As we are called by one calling,

   Help us to reach out one hand.

 

Reach up with faith to Mount. Calvary –

   What a great void faith will span –

Reach out with love from Mount Calvary;

   Love’s a heart beat for lost man!

                                                                                          – Sarah Bess Geibel


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

February 11 through February 17, 2018

 

SUNDAY

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M.

                                                                             

MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

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

 

TUESDAY

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

Confirmation Class                                           4:30 P.M.

Church Council                                                 6:30 P.M.

 

ASH WEDNESDAY

Communion w/ashes                                     10:00 A.M.

Clarion Articles Due                                       12:00 P.M.

News and Notes Due                                      12:00 P.M.

Lenten Meal                                                      5:45 P.M.

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

Communion w/ashes                                       7:00 P.M.

 

THURSDAY

Girl’s Lunch Out (Napoli’s)                            11:30 A.M.

Knowing God Class                                           6:30 P.M.

 

FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin                                             1:00 P.M.

 

SATURDAY

Pastor at Retirement Seminar                           

NEXT SUNDAY

Communion                                                       8:00 A.M

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

Connections Class                                             9:30 A.M.

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Communion                                                    10:45 A.M.

 

FOR YOUR PRAYERS: 

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

Church Ministry:  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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February 4, 2018

 

FEED MY SHEEP   This is our regular Feed My Sheep Sunday.  If you did not get a chance to do a little extra shopping this past week, consider a monetary donation so that we can purchase food at a reduced price from the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank.  Thank you for caring.

THRIVENT CHOICE    It's that time of year again!  2017 Thrivent Choice Dollars expire on March 31, 2018  Remember to  direct your Choice Dollars before they expire. 

HTLC ORCHESTRA will be performing "Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee" for late service on Easter Sun., Apr. 1st.  If you play a woodwind, brass, string, or percussion instrument with at least a few years of experience, we would LOVE to have you join us in making a JOYFUL noise!  Email LeAnn Girshner at maestro_LMM@yahoo.com if you are interested or have questions!

GREETERS, READERS, COUNTERS, VIDEO AND OFFICE HELPERS – We are working on the next quarter scheduling (April – June).  Please let the office know if there is a time-frame in which you will not be available.  We will try not to schedule you then. 

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  "Lift up your eyes on high and see: who created these?"  Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. Dale A. Meyer
There's much in science that witnesses to God. Dr. Meyer says telescopes and microscopes can further evangelism more than soap boxes.  (Isaiah 40:21-31 (The almighty God of all creation)

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

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

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

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

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

9:30-10:30 A.M. Pastor Besel is leading a Connections Class in Classroom 6.

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

Tuesday 2nd & 4th Tuesdays at 2:00pm    Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Study.

      NOTE  Continuing for February, Pastor Bernthal will hold his Bible Study at 2:00 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays (February 13 and 27).

Thursday 6:30pm – Pastor Besel leads the Knowing God class in Classroom 1

CONNECTIONS CLASS STARTS today in Classroom 6 (far end of the hall past the chapel) at 9:30.  This class is for new members, for people who want to join the congregation, for people who need to be confirmed, and for people interested in the basics of our faith.  Feel free to join us. 

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

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

CONDOLENCES   We would like to offer our sympathy to Sabrina Isbell whose Granny, Lois Meekins, died Monday evening.    We also extend our condolences to Sharon Davis whose friend Lelia died on Wednesday morning. 

SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE   We know that many people are very active on Facebook and other social media sites.  Holy Trinity Lutheran Church has a Facebook page where we occasionally post photos and other announcements.  We invite you to like our page.  Also, we have a listing under churches on Yelp and our web site (www.holytrin.org) is hosted through Google.  We invite you to review these sites and let Pastor Besel know if something needs to be updated or changed.  We also invite you to leave a review if you believe that is appropriate.

 

LIFE THOUGHTS IN THE CHURCH  

Hearts struggle and suffer when Satan suggests death to them (Mark 1:32). Often they feel “[m]y way is hidden from the Lord” and believe “my right is disregarded by my God” (Isaiah 40:27). With empathy like Apostle Paul (1 Corinthians 9:19-22), imitating Lord Jesus, we have been healed to intercede. We can approach and assist knowing that His wings of forgiveness and everlasting resurrection (Isaiah 40:28-31) will likewise lift them from their afflictions.  Loving God, include us in Your servanthood that increases strength to the powerless. Amen. (Epiphany V) 

LIFE QUOTES  “[I]f it is wrong to kill a human fetus, it is wrong because this interrupts the vocation of that fetus to praise God and enjoy Him forever, a vocation given it by God Himself in and with the gift of existence, a vocation we may not override for purposes of our own without offending against the rights of God.” Douglas Farrow, author of Desiring a Better Country: Forays in Political Theology – If you wish to support this ministry, you can through their web site: www.lutheransforlife.org

When you are having a bad day, just remember:

 

I am the salt of the earth!  (Matthew 5:13)

I am the light of the world!  (Matthew 5:14)

I am God’s child!  (John 1:12, Romans 8:14-16, 1 John 3:3)

I am Christ’s personal witness!  (Acts 1:8)

I am God’s temple!  (1 Corinthians 3:16)

I am a member of Christ’s body!  (1 Corinthians 12:27)

I am God’s co-worker!  (1 Corinthians 3:9, 2 Corinthians 6:1)

I am a saint!  (Ephesians 1:1)

I am God’s workmanship!  (Ephesians 2:10)

I am a citizen of heaven!  (Ephesians 2:6,

                                                                        Philippians 3:20)

 

I am born of God, and the evil one cannot touch me!  (1 John 5:18)

 


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

February 4 through February 10, 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

Elders (Conference Room)                                   6:30 P.M.

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

 

TUESDAY

Confirmation Class                                           4:30 P.M.

 

WEDNESDAY

News and Notes Due                                      12:00 P.M.

Staff Meeting                                                          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

Knowing God class                                            6:30 P.M.

 

FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin                                             1:00 P.M.

 

SATURDAY

Senior High LinkT Retreat                                       

 

NEXT SUNDAY

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M

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

Connections Class begins                                 9:30 A.M.

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M.

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

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

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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January 21, 2018

 

UNITY SUNDAY   A Voters’ Meeting and HTY Café will follow our Unity Sunday service this morning.  We hope you can join us for the HTY Cafe.  All proceeds from the free will offering will support our youth ministry here at Holy Trinity.  The menu will include pork brisket, smoked by the Boy Scouts, with a variety of options including plated separate which come with mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, and a roll or as sliders on Hawaiian Rolls with sweet potatoes fries.  There will also be a chicken salad or BBQ pork salad option, hamburgers, chicken nuggets, and fries.  The Voters’ Meeting business includes nominations for the District Convention. 

NEW CONNECTIONS CLASS STARTS NEXT SUNDAY   A new “Connections Class” will begin next Sunday, January 28 during the Sunday School hour, from 9:30-10:30, in Classroom 6.  This class is for new members, for people who want to join the congregation, for members who want to review the very basics of our faith, and for people who want to know more about Lutherans.  Through this class, we connect with each other, with God, and with the congregation.  We will look at God’s Grace, the Means of Grace (God’s Word, Baptism, and the Lord’s Supper), and the Church.  You can find details and sign up for either class on the bulletin board in the hallway outside pastor’s office.  Feel free to join us even if you didn’t sign up.  There is still room in the “Knowing God” class that meets Thursday evenings at 6:30 in Classroom 1.

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  "Meeting Millennials Where They're at"  Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. Dale A. Meyer  Robots can't produce disciples. How can we mentor those who don't know Jesus, or don't know Him well enough? (Mark 1:14-20 (Jesus calls His first disciples.))

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday 2nd & 4th Tuesdays at 2:00pm    Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Study.

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

Thursday

6:30pm – Pastor Besel leads Knowing God class in Classroom 1

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

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

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

THRIVENT CHOICE    It's that time of year again!  2017 Thrivent Choice Dollars expire on March 31, 2018  Remember to  direct your Choice Dollars before they expire.

USED CHRISTMAS CARDS  Remember to save your greeting cards after the holiday for Mission Crafts.  We recycle them to make cards for the rack and Scripture books.  In 2017 we gave out over 200 Scripture books, as well as hosting a craft table at the Trunk or Treat event for children to make their own Scripture books.  We can’t do it without your cards to work with.  Thank you for sharing.  We can also use old scrapbooking supplies, double

stick tape, glue or other crafts stuff you want to clean out at home, as well as plastic grocery and shopping bags.  Items can be placed in the Mission Crafts bin in the narthex.  Thank You.

LIFE THOUGHTS IN THE CHURCH YEAR   Many congregations observe this day as Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. Lutherans For Life has prepared a collection of free “Hope For Life” worship resources to help (www.lutheransforlife.org/store-life-sunday-2018), including a sermon on Jonah 3:1-5, 10 (God’s love comes big enough to make every life matter). They can also make any Sunday a Life Sunday!  King of Kings, lend us Your courage to speak truth and Your compassion to show love. Amen. (Epiphany III) 

LIFE QUOTES  “Life issues didn’t arise overnight. Their frequent connection to medical technology can make them seem like recent developments—and advances in understanding physiology and pharmaceuticals have made abortion and euthanasia more efficient and available of late. But these circumstances have been causing society’s difficulties—and providing opportunities to proclaim the Gospel—since ancient times.” Rev. Michael W. Salemink, executive director of Lutherans For Life–If you wish to support Lutherans for Life,  go to their web site: www.lutherans for life.org

ASAP

There’s work to do, deadlines to meet,

   You’ve got no time to spare.

But as you hurry and scurry,

   ASAP - Always say a prayer.

 

In the midst of family chaos,

   “Quality time” is rare.

Do your best; let God do the rest,

   ASAP - Always say a prayer.

 

It may seem like your worries

   Are more than you can bear.

Slow down and take a breather,

   ASAP - Always say a prayer.

 

God knows how stressful life is,

   He wants to ease our cares.

And He’ll respond to all your needs,

   ASAP - Always say a prayer.


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

January 14 through January 20, 2018

 

SUNDAY

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

Handbell Choir                                                  8:45 A.M.

Communion                                                    10:00 A.M.

                                                                             

MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

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

 

TUESDAY

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

Confirmation Class                                           4:30 P.M.

 

WEDNESDAY

News and Notes Due                                      12:00 P.M.

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

Choir Rehearsal                                                6:30 P.M.

Praise Group Rehearsal                                   7:30 P.M.

THURSDAY

Knowing God class                                            6:30 P.M.

 

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.

Connections Class begins                                     9:30 A.M.

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M.

 

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

Circuit Church: /Christ Church – Siloam Springs  Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer for Christ Lutheran Church in Siloam Springs that this congregation may continue to offer a Christ-centered ministry through the faithful preaching of God’s Holy Word and the proper administration of the Sacraments as a beacon of light in their community.  May the people of this congregation grow in their zeal to connect people to Christ.  May Your Holy Spirit Work to bring faith to those who do not believe as they hear that Christ suffered, died and rose again out of great love for each one of them.  We pray all this in the name and for the sake of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen

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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January 14, 2018

 

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

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

THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790 AM) at 12:30 P.M. & The Bott Radio Network at 8 A.M. on 89.3 F.M  "How Well Does Jesus Know Me?" Speaker Emeritus of The Lutheran Hour: Rev. Dr. Ken Klaus
It's nice to have someone know and understand you. Today the Lutheran Hour asks, "How do you feel about Jesus knowing you?"(John 1: 48-51)

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday 2nd & 4th Tuesdays at 2:00pm    Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Study.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

January 14 through January 20, 2018

 

SUNDAY

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M.

                                                                             

MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

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

Pastor gone for Prayer Retreat (until Wednesday PM)

 

TUESDAY

No Confirmation Class                                       

 

WEDNESDAY

Clarion Articles Due                                       12:00 P.M.

News and Notes Due                                      12:00 P.M.

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

Choir Rehearsal                                                6:30 P.M.

Praise Group Rehearsal                                   7:30 P.M.

 

THURSDAY

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

Knowing God Class begins                               6:30 P.M.

 

FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin                                             1:00 P.M.

 

NEXT SUNDAY

UNITY SUNDAY

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

Handbell Choir                                                  8:45 A.M.

Communion                                                    10:00 A.M.

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

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

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

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

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January 7, 2018

January 7, 2018

 

 

FEED MY SHEEP  is this Sunday.  We invite you to bring a food item or monetary donation so we can buy food from the Food Bank.  We thank you for supporting our Food Pantry. 

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

THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790 AM) at 12:30 P.M. & The Bott Radio Network at 8 A.M. on 89.3 F.M  "Breaking News!" Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. Dale A. Meyer  Epiphany calls us to believe that the Light has come into the world. A New Year's message about confidence, if you'll believe it!
(Isaiah 60:1-6 "Arise, shine, for your light has come.")

 

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday 2nd & 4th Tuesdays at 2:00pm    Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Study.

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

December 31, 2017 through January 6, 2018

 

SUNDAY

FEED MY SHEEP

Communion                                                       8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Communion                                                    10:45 A.M.

                                                                             

MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

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

 

TUESDAY

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

Confirmation Class                                           4:30 P.M.

 

WEDNESDAY

News and Notes Due                                      12:00 P.M.

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

Choir Rehearsal                                                6:30 P.M.

Praise Group Rehearsal                                   7:30 P.M.

 

FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin                                             1:00 P.M.

 

NEXT SUNDAY

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M.

 

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

 

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

 

Church Ministry: Music Ministry  Lord, Bless this dedicated group of singers, and musicians and their directors as they give of their talent and time to enhance worship at Holy Trinity.

 

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

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December 31, 2017

December 31, 2017

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

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

THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790 AM) at 12:30 P.M. & The Bott Radio Network at 8 A.M. on 89.3 F.M Speaker: “Children of Promise” Our identity as God’s children encourages us to live in His grace, to embrace the freedom Jesus won, and to resist the ways of the world that strive to keep us captive. (Galatians 4:4-7) 

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday 2nd & 4th Tuesdays at 2:00pm    Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Study. 

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

FEED MY SHEEP  is next Sunday.  We invite you to bring a food item or monetary donation so we can buy food from the Food Bank.  We thank you for supporting our Food Pantry.

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

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

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

CHRISTMAS WITH SINGLES

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

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

Christmas Carol History

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

 

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

2.  Two turtledoves were the Old and New Testaments.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

December 31, 2017 through January 6, 2018

 

SUNDAY

Communion                                                       8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Communion                                                    10:45 A.M.

                                                                             

MONDAY –NEW YEAR’S DAY

Office Closed

 

WEDNESDAY

Staff Meeting                                                  12:00 P.M.

News and Notes Due                                      12:00 P.M.

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

Choir Rehearsal                                                6:30 P.M.

Praise Group Rehearsal                                   7:30 P.M.

 

THURSDAY

Youth Ministry Team Meeting                        5:30 P.M.

 

FRIDAY

Assemble Bulletin                                             1:00 P.M.

Card Group                                                                6:30 P.M.

 

NEXT SUNDAY  FEED MY SHEEP

Communion                                                       8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Communion                                                    10:45 A.M.

 

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

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

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

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

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