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December 3, 2017

December 3, 2017

 

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

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

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

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

THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790 AM) at 12:30 P.M. & The Bott Radio Network at 8 A.M. on 89.3 F.M Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. Dale A. Meyer.  “Advent Adventure” Sometimes our faith gets weaker, sometimes it grows stronger.  Let’s take this Advent to heart, and “live by faith, and not by sight.”(Mark 13:24-37)

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

    Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Study.

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

LADIES ADVENT BY CANDLELIGHT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

December 3 through December 9, 2017

 

 

SUNDAY (FEED MY SHEEP)

Communion                                                                                      8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                                               9:30 A.M.

Communion                                                                                   10:45 A.M

Youth Meeting                                                                              12:30 P.M.

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

 

MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

ESL                                                                                                          6:30 P.M.

Elders Meeting                                                                                6:30 P.M.

 

TUESDAY

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

Confirmation Class                                                                      4:30 P.M.

Education Meeting                                                                       5:30 P.M.

Outreach                                                                                             6:30 P.M.

 

WEDNESDAY

Advent Service                                                                            10:00 A.M.

News and Notes Due                                                                12:00 P.M.

Advent Supper                                                                                5:30 P.M.

ESL                                                                                                          6:30 P.M.

Advent Service                                                                               7:00 P.M.

 

THURSDAY

Youth Ministry Team Meeting                                             5:30 P.M.

 

FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin                                                                        1:00 P.M.

 

SATURDAY

Youth Progressive Dinner                                                      4:00 P.M.

 

NEXT SUNDAY

Worship                                                                                              8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                                               9:30 A.M

Worship                                                                                           10:45 A.M 

FOR YOUR PRAYERS: 

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

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

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

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November 5, 2017

November 5, 2017

 

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

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

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

THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790 AM) at 12:30 P.M. & The Bott Radio Network at 8 A.M. on 89.3 F.M  “Blessed Are the Pure in Heart”  Speaker: Dr. Dale A. Meyer.  This weekend many churches observe All Saints Sunday, remembering those who have died in the Christian faith.  That prompts us to ask, what does it take to get to heaven?  Jesus tells us in Matthew 5:8 “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.”  What that means in this week’s Lutheran Hour message.  (Matthew 5:8)

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

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

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

9:30-10:30 A.M. – Dave Lehenbauer

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TO THINK ABOUT

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

                                           -- Emil Brunner

 


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

November 5 through November 11, 2017

SUNDAY

Communion                                                       8:00 A. M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Communion                                                    10:45 A.M

Youth Meeting                                                12:00 P.M.

 

MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

ESL                                                                     6:30 P.M.

Elders Meeting                                                  6:30 P.M.

 

TUESDAY

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

Confirmation Class                                           4:30 P.M.

Education Meeting                                           5:30 P.M.

Outreach                                                            6:30 P.M.

 

WEDNESDAY

News and Notes Due                                      12:00 P.M.

ESL                                                                     6:30 P.M.

Choir Rehearsal                                                6:30 P.M.

Praise Group Rehearsal                                   7:30 P.M.

 

THURSDAY

Pastor Besel on vacation through Saturday

 

FRIDAY

Jr. High LinkT Retreat  (Through Sunday)      

 

NEXT SUNDAY

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M.

 

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

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

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

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

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October 15, 2017

October 15, 2017

 

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

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

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

THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790 AM) at 12:30 P.M. & The Bott Radio Network at 8 A.M. on 89.3 F.M“Luther the Man: Called by God to Boast in Him”  Speaker: Rev. Dr. Gregory Seltz.  Although Martin Luther is widely regarded as one of the most influential people of the last 500 years, he knew he was no big deal, compared to Christ.  (1 Corinthians 1:26-31)

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

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

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

9:30-10:30 A.M. – Dave Lehenbauer

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

An Offertory Prayer

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

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

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


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

October 15 through October 21, 2017

SUNDAY

Communion                                                       8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Communion                                                    10:45 A.M.

 

MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

ESL                                                                     6:30 P.M.

 

TUESDAY

Confirmation Class                                           4:30 P.m.

 

WEDNESDAY

News and Notes Due                                      12:00 P.M.

ESL                                                                     6:30 P.M.

Choir Rehearsal                                                6:30 P.M.

Praise Group Rehearsal                                   7:30 P.M.

 

THURSDAY

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

 

FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

 

NEXT SUNDAY

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

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

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M.

 

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

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

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

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

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October 8, 2017

October 8, 2017

 

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

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

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

THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790 AM) at 12:30 P.M. & The Bott Radio Network at 8 A.M. on 89.3 F.M“No Selfies Needed”  Speaker: Rev. Dr. Gregory Seltz.  God isn’t afraid of messy people.  He loves the broken, embraces the outcast, and seeks the lost.  (Philippians 4:4-14)

 

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

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

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

9:30-10:30 A.M. – Dave Lehenbauer

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

PASTOR BERNTHAL’S BIBLE STUDY

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

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Osing 479-521-5291 by October 4th.


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

October 8 through October 14, 2017

 

 

SUNDAY

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M.

Installation of Pastor Vanderbush                  4:00 P.M.

          at Faith, Bentonville

 

MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

ESL                                                                     6:30 P.M.

 

TUESDAY

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

Council Meeting                                                6:30 P.M.

 

WEDNESDAY

News and Notes Due                                      12:00 P.M.

ESL                                                                     6:30 P.M.

Choir Rehearsal                                                6:30 P.M.

Praise Group Rehearsal                                   7:30 P.M.

Pastor Besel at District Pastors

   Conference in Memphis                             10/11-10/13

 

FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

 

SATURDAY

Helping Hands                                                    

 

NEXT SUNDAY

Communion                                                       8:00 A.M.

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

Communion                                                    10:45 A.M.

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

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

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

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

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October 1, 2017

October 1, 2017

 

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

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

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

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

THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790 AM) at 12:30 P.M. & The Bott Radio Network at 8 A.M. on 89.3 F.M“Power to Overcome Worry and Anxiety”  Speaker: Rev. Dr. Gregory Seltz—Thanksgiving and anxiety are two opposing forces.  Have you ever thanked God for your problems, pains, and suffering?  (Philippians 4:4-13) 

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

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

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

9:30-10:30 A.M. – Dave Lehenbauer

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

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

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

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

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

 

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

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

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

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

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

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

Osing 479-521-5291 by October 4th.

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

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

LIFE QUOTES:  “To be weak, frail,

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


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

October 1 through October 7, 2017

 

SUNDAY -FEED MY SHEEP

Communion                                                       8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Communion                                                    10:45 A.M.

 

MONDAY

Cameron at District Youth Meeting (Petit Jean)

Nona Coppinger Memorial Service                 10:30 A.M.

Elders                                                                         6:30 P.M.

ELS                                                                     6:30 P.M.

 

TUESDAY

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

Confirmation Class                                           4:30 P.M.

Education Meeting                                           5:30 P.M.

Outreach                                                            6:30 P.M.

 

WEDNESDAY

News and Notes Due                                      12:00 P.M.

ELS                                                                     6:30 P.M.

Choir Rehearsal                                                6:30 P.M.

Praise Group Rehearsal                                   7:30 P.M.

 

THURSDAY

Youth Ministry Team Meeting                        5:30 P.M.

 

FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin                                             1:00 P.M.

Cards                                                                  6:30 P.M.

 

NEXT SUNDAY

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

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

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M.

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

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

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

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

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September 24, 2017

September 24, 2017

 

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

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

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

THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790 AM) at 12:30 P.M. & The Bott Radio Network at 8 A.M. on 89.3 F.M  “The Latest Polls”  Speaker: Rev. Dr. Ken Klaus--Believing the latest public opinion poll is not the same thing as believing the truth.  (Matthew 21:8-11 and Luke 23:23-25)

   HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES Sunday

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

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

9:30-10:30 A.M. – Dave Lehenbauer

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Osing 479-521-5291 by October 4th.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

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

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

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

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

LUTHER QUOTE FOR THE WEEK

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

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

                                                    - J.C. Penney


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

September 24-September 30, 2017

 

SUNDAY

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M.

 

MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

ELS                                                                     6:30 P.M.

 

TUESDAY

Confirmation Class                                           4:30 P.M.

 

WEDNESDAY

News and Notes Due                                      12:00 P.M.

ATG                                                                     4:00 P.M.

ELS                                                                     6:30 P.M.

Choir Rehearsal                                                6:30 P.M.

Praise Group Rehearsal                                   7:30 P.M.

 

FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin                                             1:00 P.M.

 

SATURDAY

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

 

NEXT SUNDAY – FEED MY SHEEP

Communion                                                       8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Communion                                                    10:45 A.M.

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

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

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

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

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September 17, 2017

September 17, 2017

 

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

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

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

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

THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790 AM) at 12:30 P.M. & The Bott Radio Network at 8 A.M. on 89.3 F.M “Unleash the Power of Forgiveness in Your Life” Speaker:  Rev. Dr. Gregory Seltz--Life with God is not about keeping score; it’s about living for others in the grace Jesus earned for us.  (Matthew 18:21-35)

   HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES Sunday

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

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

9:30-10:30 A.M. – Dave Lehenbauer

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

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

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

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

Osing 479-521-5291 by October 4th.

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

LUTHER QUOTE FOR THE WEEK

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

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

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

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


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

September 17-September 23, 2017

 

SUNDAY

Communion                                                       8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Communion                                                    10:45 A.M.

 

MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

ELS                                                                     6:30 P.M.

 

TUESDAY

Circuit Pastors at Bella Vista Lutheran                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           9 – 2

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

Confirmation Class                                           4:30 P.M.

 

WEDNESDAY

News and Notes Due                                      12:00 P.M.

ATG                                                                     4:00 P.M.

ELS                                                                     6:30 P.M.

Choir Rehearsal                                                6:30 P.M.

Praise Group Rehearsal                                   7:30 P.M.

 

THURSDAY

Pastor’s Group Meets at Holy Trinity                                       9 – 2

BBBQ Water Distribution                                             11 - 4

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

 

FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

BBBQ Water Distribution                                                                                                                                                                                                                            11 – 4

Assemble Bulletin                                             1:00 P.M.

 

SATURDAY

BBBQ Breakfast                                                 7:00 A.M.

 

NEXT SUNDAY

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                 9:30 A.M.

Worship                                          10:45 A.M.

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

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

Church Ministry--Music Ministry: 

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

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September 10, 2017

September 10, 2017

 

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

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

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

THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790 AM) at 12:30 P.M. & The Bott Radio Network at 8 A.M. on 89.3 F.M.   “Who’s the Greatest?”  Rev. Dr. Gregory Seltz says that Jesus redefined greatness.  He came, not to be served, but to serve and to give His life as a ransom for many.  (Matthew 18:1-20)

   HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

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

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

9:30-10:30 A.M. – Dave Lehenbauer

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

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

 

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

 

LUTHER QUOTE FOR THE WEEK

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TO THINK ABOUT ….

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


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

September 10-September 16, 2017

 

 

SUNDAY

Worship                                            8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                 9:30 A.M.

Worship                                          10:45 A.M.

 

MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

Elder’s Meeting                                6:30 P.M.

ELS                                                    6:30 P.M.

 

TUESDAY

Clarion Information Due               12:00 P.M.

Confirmation Class                           4:30 P.M.

Council Meeting                               6:30 P.M.

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

 

WEDNESDAY

Pastor Besel Off for Cataract Surgery

News and Notes Due                     12:00 P.M.

ATG                                                    4:00 P.M.

Ladies Evening Bible Study            5:30 P.M.

ELS                                                     6:30 P.M.

Choir Rehearsal                                6:30 P.M.

Praise Group Rehearsal                   7:30 P.M.

 

THURSDAY

Pastor Besel Off After Surgery

Youth Ministry Team Meeting        5:30 P.M.

 

FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin                            1:00 P.M.

 

NEXT SUNDAY

Communion                                      8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                 9:30 A.M.

Communion                                    10:45 A.M.

 

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

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

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

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

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September 3, 2017

September 3, 2017

 

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

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

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

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

THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790 AM) at 12:30 P.M. & The Bott Radio Network at 8 A.M. on 89.3 F.M.   “Finding Life in Jesus’ Steps”

Speaker:  Rev. D. Gregory Seltz

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

   HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

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

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

9:30-10:30 A.M. – Dave Lehenbauer

leads a study for the men in Classroom 2.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LUTHER QUOTE FOR THE WEEK

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

(Church Postils, Trinity 12)

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

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


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

September 3-September 9, 2017

 

 

Communion                                      8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                 9:30 A.M.

Communion                                    10:45 A.M.

 

MONDAY

Labor Day – Office Closed

Cameron’s Day Off

 

TUESDAY

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

Confirmation Class                           4:30 P.M.

Education Meeting                           5:30 P.M.

Outreach Meeting                            6:30 P.M.

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

  Mission Planter in Fayetteville

 

WEDNESDAY

News and Notes Due                     12:00 P.M.

ATG                                                    4:00 P.M.

Ladies Evening Bible Study            5:30 P.M.

ELS                                                     6:30 P.M.

Choir Rehearsal                                6:30 P.M.

Praise Group Rehearsal                   7:30 P.M.

 

THURSDAY

Youth Ministry Team Meeting        5:30 P.M.

 

FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin                            1:00 P.M.

 

NEXT SUNDAY

Worship                                            8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                 9:30 A.M.

Worship                                          10:45 A.M.

 

 

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

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

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

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

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August 27, 2017

August 27, 2017

 

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

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

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

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

THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790 AM) at 12:30 P.M. & The Bott Radio Network at 8 A.M. on 89.3 F.M. 

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

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

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

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

TO THINK ABOUT

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

                                                 - Martin Luther

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

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

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

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

LUTHER QUOTE FOR THE WEEK

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

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

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

 

ASAP

 

There’s work to do, deadlines to meet,

   You’ve got no time to spare.

But as you hurry and scurry,

   ASAP - Always say a prayer.

 

In the midst of family chaos,

   “Quality time” is rare.

Do your best; let God do the rest,

   ASAP - Always say a prayer.

 

It may seem like your worries

   Are more than you can bear.

Slow down and take a breather,

   ASAP - Always say a prayer.

 

God knows how stressful life is,

   He wants to ease our cares.

And He’ll respond to all your needs,

   ASAP - Always say a prayer.

 


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

August 27-September 2, 2017

 

 

Worship                                            8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                 9:30 A.M.

Communion                                    10:45 A.M.

 

MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

 

TUESDAY

Confirmation(First class with parents)   5:30pm

 

WEDNESDAY

News and Notes Due                     12:00 P.M.

Choir Rehearsal                                6:30 P.M.

Praise Group Rehearsal                   7:30 P.M.

 

FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin and Clarion       1:00 P.M.

 

NEXT SUNDAY

FEED MY SHEEP

Communion                                      8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                 9:30 A.M.

Worship                                          10:45 A.M.

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

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

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

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

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July 2nd, 2017

JULY 2ND, 2017

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

   HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

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

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

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

 Coming Soon:  Dave Lehenbauer

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

 

Monday   2nd & 4th Mondays at

2:00pm. – Led by Vern Schaefer

Rotating Hostesses:  Herb &

Shirley Bernthal, Spike & Delores

Hermes, Joe & Barbara Raleigh,

Maxine Reihman, & Betty Jensen

 

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

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL - VOLUNTEER SIGN-UPS

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

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

LUTHER QUOTE FOR THE WEEK

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

(Church Postils, Trinity 3)

SUMMER HUNGER PROGRAM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

WHAT IS A CHRISTIAN? 

A Christian is a mind through which Christ thinks,

A heart through which Christ loves,

A voice through which Christ speaks, and

A hand through which Christ helps.

—E. C. McKenzie


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

July 2nd-9th, 2017

 

TODAY-FEED MY SHEEP

Communion                                                       8:00am

Bible Classes/Sunday School                          9:30am

Handbell Choir                                                         9:30am

Communion                                                        10:45am

 

MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

 

TUESDAY-HAPPY 4TH OF JULY

Offices Closed

 

WEDNESDAY

News and Notes Due                                           12:00pm

Staff Meeting                                                 12:00pm

ATG                                                                 4-7:00pm

 

FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin                                          1:00pm

Pinochle                                                            6:30pm

 

SUNDAY – GIDEON SPEAKER (Door Offering)

Worship                                                               8:00am

Bible Study/Sunday School                        9:30am

Handbell Choir                                               9:30am

Worship                                                         10:45am

 

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

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

 

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

        

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

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June 25, 2017

JUNE 25TH, 2017

 

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

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

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

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


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

Speaker: Rev. Dr. Cameron Mackenzie

Are you listening to what “they say”?

Or what God says?  (Isaiah 43:1-3))

 

   HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

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

9:30-10:30 A.M. – Dave Lehenbauer

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

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

 

Monday   2nd & 4th Mondays at

2:00pm. – Led by Vern Schaefer

Rotating Hostesses:  Herb &

Shirley Bernthal, Spike & Delores

Hermes, Joe & Barbara Raleigh,

Maxine Reihman, & Betty Jensen

 

 

 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL-

VOLUNTEER SIGN-UPS

 

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

 

LUTHER QUOTE FOR THE WEEK

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

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

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

 

SUMMER HUNGER PROGRAM

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

 

TO THINK ABOUT

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

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

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

~ Pam Pickett~

479-601-2550pamsue27@gmail.com

 

 

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

 


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

June 25th-July 2nd, 2017

 

 

TODAY

Worship                                                               8:00am

Bible Classes/Sunday School                          9:30am

Handbell Choir                                                         9:30am

Worship                                                                10:45am

 

MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

 

WEDNESDAY

News and Notes Due                                           12:00pm

 

FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin                                          1:00pm

 

SUNDAY

Communion                                                       8:00am

Bible Study/Sunday School                        9:30am

Handbell Choir                                               9:30am

Communion                                                  10:45am

 

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

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

 

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

        

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

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June 18, 2017

JUNE 18TH, 2017

  

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

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

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

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

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

“Look Back, See What God Has Done!”

Speaker: Rev. Dr. Gregory Seltz

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

 

   HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

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

9:30-10:30am – Dave Lehenbauer

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

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

 

Monday  2nd & 4th Mondays at

2:00pm. – Led by Vern Schaefer

Rotating Hostesses:  Herb &

Shirley Bernthal, Spike & Delores

Hermes, Joe & Barbara Raleigh,

Maxine Reihman, & Betty Jensen

NOAH’S ARK TRIP  Is Scheduled

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

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL-

VOLUNTEER SIGN-UPS

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

LUTHER QUOTE FOR THE WEEK

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

(Church Postils, Trinity 1)

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

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

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

~ Pam Pickett~

479-601-2550pamsue27@gmail.com 

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

        ~ Michael Josephson


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

June 18th-June 25th, 2017

 

TODAY-FATHER’S DAY

Communion                                                       8:00am

Bible Classes/Sunday School                          9:30am

Handbell Choir                                                         9:30am

Communion                                                        10:45am

**BABY BOTTLES DUE TODAY**

 

MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

 

WEDNESDAY

News and Notes Due                                           12:00pm

Staff Meeting                                                 12:00pm

ATG                                                                 4-7:00pm

 

FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin & Clarion                         1:00pm

 

SUNDAY

Worship                                                               8:00am

Bible Study/Sunday School                        9:30am

Handbell Choir                                               9:30am

Worship                                                         10:45am

 

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

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

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

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

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June 11, 2017

JUNE 11TH, 2017

 

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

 

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

                                                                                                                     ~ Kim McConnell~ 

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

 

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

 

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

“Never Alone!”

Speaker: Rev. Dr. Gregory Seltz

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

 

   HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

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

            Classroom 1A. 

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

 Next Week:  The Augsburg Confession

9:30-10:30am – Dave Lehenbauer

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

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

 

Monday  2nd & 4th Mondays at

2:00pm. – Led by Vern Schaefer

Rotating Hostesses:  Herb &

Shirley Bernthal, Spike & Delores

Hermes, Joe & Barbara Raleigh,

Maxine Reihman, & Betty Jensen

 

NOAH’S ARK TRIP Is Scheduled

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

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

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

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

 

LUTHER QUOTE FOR THE WEEK

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

(Church Postils, Trinity Sunday)

 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL-VOLUNTEER SIGN-UPS

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

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

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

www.lutheransforlife.org

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

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

~ Pam Pickett~

479-601-2550pamsue27@gmail.com

 

The Oldest Computer

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

 

 


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

June 11th-June 18th, 2017

 

 

TODAY-TRINITY SUNDAY

Worship                                                               8:00am

Bible Classes/Sunday School                          9:30am

Handbell Choir                                                         9:30am

Worship                                                                10:45am

 

MONDAY

COUNCIL PACKET INFO DUE              NOON

Cameron’s Day Off

 

TUESDAY

Council Meeting                                                        6:30pm              

 

WEDNESDAY

News and Notes Due                                           12:00pm

ATG                                                                 4-7:00pm

 

THURSDAY

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

Girls Lunch Out @ Doubletree                11:30am

 

FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin                                              1:00pm

 

SATURDAY

Helping Hands Volunteer Day               8-4:00pm

 

SUNDAY-Father’s Day

Communion                                                       8:00am

Bible Study/Sunday School                        9:30am

Handbell Choir                                               9:30am

Communion                                                   10:45am

 

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

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

 

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

        

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

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June 4, 2017

JUNE 4TH, 2017

 

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

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOOL PLANNING/INFORMATION  Meeting will be held Today immediately following the second service in the Chapel. There will be information discussed and you can sign up to help out during that week.

NARTHEX MAILBOXES   The member mailboxes in the narthex have been updated to reflect our new members over the past year.  Your box may have a new location from where it was previously was located.  If you don’t have a mailbox, please let the church office know and we will designate one for you.  Thank you.

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

TO THINK ABOUT:    He who is filled with love is filled with God Himself.

                                                                                                                         - Saint Augustine of Hippo

 

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

“Filled To Overflow!”

Speaker: Rev. Dr. Gregory Seltz

Isolation, distraction, and pride can lead to spiritual numbness, but Jesus fills us with life that overflows to bless others. (John 7:37-39)

 

 

   HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

9:30-10:30am – Pam Pickett is leading

            Study of Galatians in

            Classroom 1A. 

9:30-10:30am – Pastor Besel is leading the Connections Class in Classroom 1B.   (No class today because of Memorial Day.)

9:30-10:30am – Dave Lehenbauer

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

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

 

Monday  2nd & 4th Mondays at

2:00pm. – Led by Vern Schaefer

Rotating Hostesses:  Herb &

Shirley Bernthal, Spike & Delores

Hermes, Joe & Barbara Raleigh,

Maxine Reihman, & Betty Jensen

 

Tuesday 1st & 3rd Tuesdays @ 2:00 pm

Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Class

Simple Quiz:   What is the most used word in English conversations?

 (The, a , or I)  

Answer:  I

SNACK PACK FOR KIDS PACKING

The youth are heading to the Samaritan Center to pack SnackPacks for kids THIS TUESDAY June 6th @ 6:00pm. If you would like to join us and help make a difference in our community, please let Cameron know so we can get an accurate count.

NOAH’S ARK TRIP Is scheduled for September 10th-16th. We need FOUR more spots filled to meet the minimum number required to do the trip. There is a sign up sheet on the bulletin board in the Narthex. Full payment for the trip is due by July 3rd and checks need to be made payable to Shirley Bernthal. If you have any question please feel free to contact Pat Rader or Shirley Bernthal.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL-

JULY 30TH-AUGUST 3RD

Are you ready for an action packed Vacation Bible School! This years theme is “ Maker Fun Factory”-Created by God, Built for a Purpose.” It is looking like it is going to be a blast and the Education team is asking for your help. If you are interested in what roles are available, check out the table in the Narthex, talk to Cameron, or talk to the Education ministry team and we will get you connected.

LUTHER QUOTE FOR THE WEEK

Thus there develops in a man a confident defiance of everything upon earth, for he has God and all that is God’s. He does all that he is now required to God, and fears not. On the contrary, where there is no love of God, that heart does not kept God’s word; and if the heart does not keep God’s word, the hand never will.   (Church Postils, Exaudi Pentecost)

TO SMILE:   OneSunday after church a mom asked her very young daughter what the lesson was about.  The daughter answered, “Don’t be scared, you’ll get your quilt.”   Needless to say, the mom was perplexed.  Later in the day, the pastor stopped by for tea and the mom asked him what that morning’s Sunday school lesson was about.  He said, “Be not afraid, thy comforter is coming”.

LIFE QUOTES  “God created man, male and female, for a threefold and trinitarian purpose: To live our lives to His glory, that’s one. To marry if God’swill, that’s two. To have children, that’s three.  Marriage was created by God, not by society nor by government. Marriage is not a sociietal construct. Marriage was instituted by God. Family flows out of this wondrous God-created relationship of one man and one woman who are to live together for a lifetime. As such, they are to live as husbans and wife, seeking God’s blessings which the Lord freely gives.

*Rev. Daniel Domke, Mount Calvary Lutheran Church

Difference Between A Believer and A Disciple

 

Here is something to ponder:  

 

A believer praises the Lord in good times, the disciple at all times.

The Holy Spirit resides in the believer but shines through the disciple.

A believer loves God with heart and mind, while a disciple commits the will.

A believer loves God and others, but they are the disciple's life.

A believer lives in hope, but for the disciple, God's hope is certain.

A believer seeks forgiveness for sin, but the disciple also determines not to walk that path again.

A believer has faith in God but the disciple's faith is tempered in the fire of testing.

 A believer loves the Lord, but the disciple's love is unconditional.

 The believer serves the Lord in strength, but the disciple is made perfect through weakness.

  God is part of the believer's life, but the central focus of the disciple.

 A believer forgives, but the disciple also forgets.

 A believer communicates with God at their own convenience, but the disciple's heart is open to the Lord at all times. 

 

While none of us can lay claim to living up to all these principles, all of the time - for we have not yet reached perfection - they can remind us of the direction in which we are to go. But let's try our hardest to make our words and actions mirror images of each other.”              

                                    --  Author unknown

 


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

June 4th-June 11th, 2017

 

 

TODAY-PENTECOST/FEED MY SHEEP

Communion                                                     8:00am

Bible Classes/Sunday School                      9:30am

Handbell Choir                                                   9:30am

Communion                                                    10:45am

*** VBS PLANNING/INFORMATION

MTG. IN CHAPEL AFTER SECOND SERVICE***

 

MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

Elder’s Meeting                                                  6:30pm

 

TUESDAY

Education Meeting                            5:30pm

Youth @ Samaritan Ctr. Snack Packing6:00pm

Outreach                                                               6:30pm

 

WEDNESDAY

News and Notes Due                                     12:00pm

Staff Meeting                                                     12:00pm

 

FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin                                          1:00pm

 

SUNDAY-TRINITY SUNDAY

Worship                                                             8:00am

Bible Study/Sunday School                        9:30am

Handbell Choir                                               9:30am

Worship                                                         10:45am

 

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

Circuit Church: GRACE, HOLIDAY ISLAND: Pray for our members to reach out, through God’s Word and serving, to those who need the Lord’s love.

Church Ministry Team:                     HISPANIC MINISTRY TEAM: Pray that God would give our students opportunities over the summer to use the English they have learned.                                     

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

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May 28, 2017

May 28th, 2017

 

CHURCH OFFICES  Will Be closed tomorrow for Memorial Day.  The National Moment of Remembrace is from 3:00-3:05 tomorrow.  Consider taking 5 minutes then to remember those who gave up their lives for our freedoms.

DOOR OFFERING TODAY   Zion Lutheran Church of Avilla in Alexander, AR suffered a devestating fire early Monday morning.  The offices and pantry area and chapel were destroyed.  We are taking a door offering to help them buy new refrigerators and freezers to keep their food pantry ministry open.   Donations to help sustain Zion Lutheran's Food Pantry Ministry may be sent to: Mid-South District, LCMS/1675 Wynne Road/Cordova, TN 38016. Payable to "Mid-South District," designated for "Disaster Relief“

PENTECOST is next Sunday.  We encourage you to to wear red next week.

FEED MY SHEEP is next Sunday, June 4th. We received a huge shipment of food for the pantry from the Postal Office Food Drive that was held a couple of weeks ago. Our greatest need currently are bottles of shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, bars of soap, laundry detergent, and diapers of any size and wipes. These are items that we cannot purchase thru the food bank so donations of these items would be greatly appreciated.

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

“The Best Of Things In The Worst Of Times” Speaker: Rev. Dr. Ken Klaus

As another generation comes along that knows the Lord or what He has done, God enables His people to do the best of things in the worst of times.

(Philippians 1:27)

 

   HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

9:30-10:30am – Pam Pickett is leading

            Study of Galatians in

            Classroom 1A. 

9:30-10:30am – Pastor Besel is leading the Connections Class in Classroom 1B.   (No class today because of Memorial Day.)

9:30-10:30am – Dave Lehenbauer

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

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

 

Monday  2nd & 4th Mondays at

2:00pm. – Led by Vern Schaefer

Rotating Hostesses:  Herb &

Shirley Bernthal, Spike & Delores

Hermes, Joe & Barbara Raleigh,

Maxine Reihman, & Betty Jensen

 

Tuesday 1st & 3rd Tuesdays @ 2:00 pm

Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Class

 

“Life need not be easy to be joyful. Joy is not the absence of trouble but the presence of Christ.”

   - William Van der Hoven

SUMMER YOUTH FLOAT TRIP Is happening SATURDAY, JUNE 3RD.  Does the fear of all that summer heat get you down? Come cool off on a float trip here in NWA. Duane Wright will be guiding us down the river for the better part of Saturday. Make sure to bring a lunch and sunscreen. Life jackets and water vessels will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. Contact Cameron or Duane to arrange transport. Please RSVP as space may be limited based on boats available. Open to 6th-12th grade youth.

SNACK PACK FOR KIDS PACKING The youth are heading to the Samaritan Center to pack SnackPacks for kids on June 6th @ 6:00pm. If you would like to join us and help make a difference in our community, please let Cameron know so we can get an accurate count.

SWEET SUMMER STUFF – YOUTH:  This coming THURSDAY, JUNE 1ST kicks off our sweet summer stuff events for the youth. It all begins at the Pullmans home at 5:00pm with a game and BBQ night. Let Cameron know you are coming so we have enough food for everyone and be on the lookout for more Sweet Summer Stuff!

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

MISSION CRAFTS THANK YOU! We were able to put together 70 Scripture books on our recent work day. Thank you so much to those who came and helped, or made a donation for supplies. We have a card rack in the narthex that is an ongoing fundraiser for our activities. Feel free to take a card and then put your donation in the plate on Sunday marked for Mission Crafts. We are always in need of used greeting cards which can be placed in the bin in the narthex.

LUTHER QUOTE FOR THE WEEK

We have the comfort of this victory in Christ-that he maintains his church against the wrath and power of the devil. The hardest part is that we must see and suffer all things from those who call themselves the people of God and the Christian Church. We must learn to accept these things calmly, for neither Christ nor the saints have fared better. (Church Postils, Exaudi Nos)

FELLOWSHIP GROUP EVALUATION The Education team would like to thank those who are in charge of a Bible study, Ministry team, or Activity group for your service! Cameron and the Education team have been tasked with the evaluation of how many of our members are involved in a fellowship group at Holy Trinity. It is part of a goal within our three year plan. If you could please report to the Education team the names of the members of your group who have attended within the 2017 year we would really appreciate it. Thank you.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL-

JULY 30TH-AUGUST 3RD

Are you ready for an action packed Vacation Bible School! This years theme is “ Maker Fun Factory”-Created by God, Built for a Purpose.” It is looking like it is going to be a blast and the Education team is asking for your help. If you are interested in what roles are available, talk to Cameron or the Ed team and we will get you connected. There will also be a VBS planning and information meeting on JUNE 4th in the Chapel after second service.

LIFE QUOTES  “God has given this walk of life, fatherhood, motherhood, a special position of honor, higher than that of any walk of life under it. He distinguishes father and mother above all persons on earth, and places them next to Himself.”-Martin Luther in the Large Catechism- *A Life Quote from Luterans For Life*- If you want to support Lutherans For Life, you may do so through their web site: www.lutheransforlife.org


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

May 28th-June 4th, 2017

 

 

TODAY

Worship                                                               8:00am

Bible Classes/Sunday School                          9:30am

Handbell Choir                                                         9:30am

Worship                                                                10:45am

 

MONDAY-MEMORIAL DAY

OFFICES CLOSED

 

WEDNESDAY

News and Notes Due                                           12:00pm

Journeymen Lunch                                              12:00pm

ATG                                                                           4-7:00pm

 

THURSDAY

Youth Sweet Summer Event BBQ           5:00pm

@ Pullman’s

 

FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin                                              1:00pm

Cards                                                                6:30pm

 

SATURDAY

Youth Float Trip-All Day

 

SUNDAY-PENTECOST/FEED MY SHEEP

Communion                                                     8:00am

Bible Study/Sunday School                        9:30am

Handbell Choir                                               9:30am

Communion                                                  10:45am

 

**VBS PLANNING/INFORMATIONAL

MTG. IN CHAPEL IMMEDIATELY

FOLLOWING SECOND SERVICE**

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

Circuit Church: CHRIST, SILOAM SPRINGS: Pray that the Lord will bless and prosper the Word and Sacrament ministry at Christ Lutheran in Siloam Springs.

 

Church Ministry Team:                     FELLOWSHIP MINISTRY TEAM:  Pray for willingness to support our Church needs.                            

        

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

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May 21, 2017

 

May 21st, 2017

ALL CHURCH ATGWill be held today after the second service. Come join us for an event for every age! There will be games, good food, and a time of study. Your never to old to join in on the shenanigins that we have planned!

BAPTISM TODAY   Today we are pleased to welcome Rosalie Marie Alden into God’s family through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism during the 10:45 service.  Rosalie is the daughter of Clell and Rachel Alden.  Her sponsors and god-parents are Nick and Casey Chastain and Ed and Jennifer Winant.

PASTOR BERNTHAL’S BIBLE STUDY POTLUCK   is scheduled for this coming Tuesday, the 23rd at noon. Bring something to share and join in on the great food and fellowship as this will be the last Bible study before we take a break for the summer.

SPECIAL THANK YOU To Connie and David Heintz, Karen Launderville, Leyland and Dolores Hermes who helped unload and sort over 70 bags of groceries that we received from the Postal Office Food Drive.  This huge task could not of been done without your assistance and we certainly appreciate your help!    ~Kim & Krista~

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

“Comfort In The Spirit Of Our Sights”

Speaker:  Rev. Dr. Gregory Seltz

To be the people of God created us to be, we must be connected to His power, to His word, by His Spirit.. (John 14:15-21)

 

   HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

9:30-10:30am – Pam Pickett is leading

            Study of Galatians in

            Classroom 1A. 

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

9:30-10:30am – Dave Lehenbauer

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

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

 

Monday  2nd & 4th Mondays at

2:00pm. – Led by Vern Schaefer

Rotating Hostesses:  Herb &

Shirley Bernthal, Spike & Delores

Hermes, Joe & Barbara Raleigh,

Maxine Reihman, & Betty Jensen

 

Tuesday 1st & 3rd Tuesdays @ 2:00 pm

Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Class

 

CHURCH OFFICES will be closed next Monday, May 29th for Memorial Day.

TO THINK ABOUT:  “If you witness to anyone about Christ, it will have to be while you are on earth.”

GRADUATES  Congratulations to Jacob Byrd who graduated from Rogers’ New Technolgy High School on Wednesday and Courtney Gutche who graduated from Bentonville High School on Saturday morning.  We pray that God will richly blessings on the future.   Please let the church office or Pastor Besel know if youor your student is graduating from High School or College this year. 

BABY BOTTLES   We are again supporting Loving Choices this year as they help people choose life instead of abortion.  Take a Baby Bottle home, fill it with change (or dollars or checks), and bring it back by Father’s day.  

SUMMER YOUTH FLOAT TRIP Is happening on June 3rd.  Does the fear of all that summer heat get you down? Come cool off on a float trip here in NWA. Duane Wright will be guiding us down the river for the better part of Saturday. Make sure to bring a lunch and sunscreen. Life jackets and water vessels will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. Contact Cameron or Duane to arrange transport. Please RSVP as space may be limited. Open to 6th-12th grade youth.

SNACK PACK FOR KIDS PACKING

The youth are heading to the Samaritan Center to pack SnackPacks for kids on June 6th @ 6:00pm. If you would like to join us and help make a difference in our community, please let Cameron know so we can get an accurate count. 

SWEET SUMMER STUFF – YOUTH:  Are you ready for summer? Throughout the summer on Thursdays we will have various activities and it all starts June 1st at 5:00pm with a game and BBQ night at the Pullmann house. Let Cameron know you are coming so we have enough food for everyone and be on the lookout for more Sweet Summer Stuff!

LUTHER QUOTE FOR THE WEEK

For you can point me to no true saint who prayed, depending on his own worthiness, and did not rely upon God’s promises, be he Peter, Paul, Mary, Elijah, or anyone else. All of them have been unworthy. I would not give a nickel for all the prayers of a saint if he prayed because of his own worthiness!  (Church Postils, Rogate)

FELLOWSHIP GROUP EVALUATION

The Education team would like to thank those who are in charge of a Bible study, Ministry team, or Activity group for your service! Cameron and the Education team have been tasked with the evaluation of how many of our members are involved in a fellowship group at Holy Trinity. It is part of a goal within our three year plan. If you could please report to the Education team the names of the members of your group who have attended within the year 2017 we would really appreciate it. Thank you. 

MISSION CRAFTSWould like to thank whomever it was that gave a sizeable donation recently to Mission crafts. We were desperately in need of supplies to make scripture books so it was a Blessing to receive this gift. Thank you from my heart.      ~Mary Girshner~

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL-

JULY 30TH-AUGUST 3RD

Are you ready for an action packed Vacation Bible School! This years theme is “ Maker Fun Factory”-Created by God, Built for a Purpose.” It is looking like it is going to be a blast and the Education team is asking for your help. If you are interested in what roles are available, talk to Cameron or the Ed team and we will get you connected. There will also be a VBS planning and information meeting on JUNE 4th in the Chapel after second service.

LIFE QUOTES  “We cannot be uncreated, unforgiven, unaccepted, unreconciled, unbaptized, unjustified, or uncalled anymore than Jesus can be unborn, uncrucified, or unresurrected. His rising again and ascending into Heaven ensures that His cross atonement will align and assimilate everything, and sooner into Christ’s kingdom of forgiveness through Holy Baptism.”  -Rev. Jonathan Conner, Zion Lutheran Church, Manning, Iowa – If you want to support Lutherans For Life, you may do so through their web site: www.lutheransforlife.org


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

May 21st-28th, 2017

 

TODAY-ASCENSION SUNDAY

Communion                                                      8:00am

Bible Classes/Sunday School                          9:30am

Handbell Choir                                                         9:30am

Communion                                                        10:45am

All Church ATG Immediately

Following Second Service

 

MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

ESL (Classroom 2)                                         6:30pm

 

WEDNESDAY

News and Notes Due                                           12:00pm

Staff Meeting                                                 12:00pm

ATG                                                                           4-7:00pm

ESL (Classroom 2)                                         6:30pm

 

THURSDAY-ASCENSION DAY

 

FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin & Clarion                     1:00pm

 

SUNDAY

Worship                                                           8:00am

Bible Study/Sunday School                        9:30am

Handbell Choir                                               9:30am

Worship                                                         10:45am

 

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

Circuit Church: HOLY TRINITY, ROGERS: Pray that God will bless our summer as we SPREAD God’s Grace, GROW in Christ. And CARE for others.

Church Ministry Team:                     YOUTH MINISTRY TEAM:  Pray for encouragement for all youth as they finish the school year. Pray for strength for those who have graduated and are preparing for college.                             

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

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May 14, 2017

May 14th, 2017

 

 

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY  to all of our wonderful and beautiful Mother’s. Enjoy your very special day and make sure you hug a Mother or grandmother today and tell them thank you !! 

FEED MY SHEEP  Last Sunday was truly blessed with your monetary donations and canned food items. With summer approaching we will have an increase in the number of families that use our pantry, Thank you !

CHURCH TREASURER’S OFFICE  The volunteer position has been filled. Thank you to everyone that inquired. Our Church is truly blessed to have such wonderful volunteers !

Campus CONNECTion  Thank you SO much to those of you who support Campus CONNECTion!  Thank you to our church members who regularly pray for our college students!  Thank you as well to Barbara Raleigh, Jenny Sevick, Shirley Bernthal, Mary Hartwig, Jan Emmons, and Shirley Lewis for baking homemade goodies for our students this semester.  Care packages were sent to our college students this week - just in time for finals - and our students appreciated them VERY much!

 

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

“To Know God Look To Jesus”

Speaker:  Rev. Dr. Gregory Seltz

To be saved by Jesus Christ is not religion—it is reliance upon God’s grace, God’s doing, and God’s amazing love for you. (John 14:1-14)

 

 

   HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

9:30-10:30am – Pam Pickett is leading

            Study of Jonah in Classroom 1A. 

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

9:30-10:30am – Dave Lehenbauer

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

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

 

Monday  2nd & 4th Mondays at

2:00pm. – Led by Vern Schaefer

Rotating Hostesses:  Herb &

Shirley Bernthal, Spike & Delores

Hermes, Joe & Barbara Raleigh,

Maxine Reihman, & Betty Jensen

 

Tuesday 1st & 3rd Tuesdays @ 2:00 pm

Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Class

 

GRADUATES   Please let the church office or Pastor Besel know if youor your student is graduating from High School or College this year.  Congratulations.

BABY BOTTLES FOR LOVING CHOICES   We are again supporting Loving Choices this year as they help people choose life instead of abortion.  Take a Baby Bottle home, fill it with change (or dollars or checks), and bring it back by Father’s day. 

ALL CHURCH ATGHave you ever wondered what it is like at a youth event but feel that you have outgrown those kinds of shenanigans? Well no more! Join us on SUNDAY, MAY 21st right after second service for a youth event of all ages! There will be crazy games, good food, and a time of study.

GIRLS LUNCH OUT Will be taking place next Thursday, May 18th at the Doubletree Hotel beginning @ 11:30am. We had such a nice, fun time last month at the Doubletree we are going back this month so please sign up on sheet located on bulletion board in Narthex !

SUMMER YOUTH FLOAT TRIP Is happening on June 3rd.  Does the fear of all that summer heat get you down? Come cool off on a float trip here in NWA. Duane Wright will be guiding us down the river for the better part of Saturday. Make sure to bring a lunch and sunscreen. Life jackets and water vessels will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. Contact Cameron or Duane to arrange transport. Please RSVP as space may be limited based on boats available. Open to 6th-12th grade youth.

SWEET SUMMER STUFF – YOUTH:  Are you ready for summer? Throughout the summer on Thursdays we will have various activities and it all starts June 1st at 5:00pm with a game and BBQ night at the Pullmann house. Let Cameron know you are coming so we have enough food for everyone and be on the lookout for more Sweet Summer Stuff!

LUTHER QUOTE FOR THE WEEK

The kingdom of Christ is not to be a government constitutes and organized in worldy fashion by human wisdom, power and might, but a government of the Holy Spirit, or a spiritual kingdom, in which Christ rules invisibly and not with external bodily power, through the Word alone, which the Holy Spirit will preach and thereby work in the hearts of men.

(Church Postils, Cantate)

WOMEN’S RETREAT AT PETIT JEAN

Will be held May 19th-21st. Registration deadline is May, 14th. The retreat will explore how God makes himself known to us through our five senses. Sessions will include God’s gift of music, God’s handiword in the heavens, essential oils used in the Bible, pleasing tastes and aroma, and much more. Participants can stay Friday and Saturday night in the bunkhouse cabins or drive up during the day. Women can learn more or register online at the camp website, lutheran camp.org, or call the camp office at 501-652-6304. No one will be turned away because of cost.

LIFE QUOTES  “As the Church of God it’s time we rightly extolled the vocation of motherhood, and it’s time we finally saw the resplendent majesty concealed terein. There is no greater vocation on earth for it’s God’s chosen means to bring children into this world and, likewise through parents, to bring children into Christ’s kingdom of forgiveness through Holy Baptism.”

-Rev. Jonathan Conner, Zion Lutheran Church, Manning, Iowa – If you want to support Lutherans For Life, you may do so through their web site: www.lutheransforlife.org

 

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY

 

(Answers from Second Graders)

 

Why did God make mothers?

1.  She's the only one who knows where the scotch tape is.

2.  Mostly to clean the house.

3.  To help us out of there when we were getting born.

 

How did God make mothers?

1.  He used dirt, just like for the rest of us.

2.  Magic plus super powers and a lot of stirring.


3.  God made my Mom just the same like he made me. He Just used bigger parts.

 

 


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

May 14th-21st, 2017

 

TODAY-MOTHER’S DAY

Worship                                                            8:00am

Bible Classes/Sunday School                          9:30am

Handbell Choir                                                         9:30am

Worship                                                                10:45am

 

MONDAY

Clarion Information Due                                Noon

Cameron’s Day Off

ESL (Classroom 2)                                         6:30pm  

District Pastor’s Conference @             Mon-Wed  

DeGray Lake State Park

 

WEDNESDAY

News and Notes Due                                           12:00pm

ATG                                                                           4-7:00pm

ESL (Classroom 2)                                         6:30pm

Choir Rehearsal                                                       6:30pm

Praise Group Rehearsal                                      7:30pm

 

THURSDAY

Girl’s Lunch Out @ Doubletree               11:30am

 

FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin                                              1:00pm

 

SUNDAY-ASCENSION SUNDAY

Communion                                                    8:00am

Bible Study/Sunday School                        9:30am

Handbell Choir                                               9:30am

Communion                                                  10:45am

All Church ATG Following

Second Service

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

Circuit Church:  MESSIAH, PEA RIDGE:  Pray FOR God’s continued presence, guidance and blessings.

 

Church Ministry Team:                           FINANCIAL STEWARDSHIP MINISTRY TEAM:  Pray for God’s to raise up a new leader to replace Andrea Shepherd

        

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

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May 7, 2017

May 7th, 2017

 

 

CONFIRMATION SUNDAY  Today we have five young people who will confirm their faith in Jesus.  The testimony hour and reception will begin around 9:30 in the sanctuary.  The Rite of onfirmation will take place during the 10:45 service.  Our confirmands are:  Camiran Mae Brockhoff (Daughter of Kevin and Trisha Brockhoff),

Madeline Nicole Dodge (Daughter of Steve and Cathy Dodge), Liam Pierce Scott (Son of Charles and Natalie Scott), Conner Maxwell (Max) Winters(Son of Alan and Nicci Winters), and Evan Duane Wright(Son of Duane and Amy Wright).   Please keep them in your prayers and encourage them as they walk with Jesus, our Good Shepherd.

FEED MY SHEEP Is today and the donation wagon is out in the Narthex. All contributions both monetary and food wise are appreciated greatly !

CHURCH TREASURER’S OFFICE  Is needing a volunteer to come in once a month and file paid bills. If you are interested in helping out please contact the Church office and we will pass along information to the treasurer’s office.

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

“The Abundant Life Of Grace”

Speaker:  Rev. Dr. Gregory Seltz

Don’t leave God’s grace behind! We are still sheep who need the Good Shepherd. (John 10:1-10)

 

 

   HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

9:30-10:30am – Pam Pickett is leading

            Study of Jonah in Classroom 1A. 

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

9:30-10:30am – Dave Lehenbauer

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

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

 

Monday  2nd & 4th Mondays at

2:00pm. – Led by Vern Schaefer

Rotating Hostesses:  Herb &

Shirley Bernthal, Spike & Delores

Hermes, Joe & Barbara Raleigh,

Maxine Reihman, & Betty Jensen

 

Tuesday 1st & 3rd Tuesdays @ 2:00 pm

Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Class

 

LUTHER QUOTE FOR THE WEEK

It is as if he wanted to say to us: Dear man, when fear, sorrow, and temptation amd tribulation come, doubt not, despair not. It is only for a little time. When these are over, then follow their fruits, peace, and joy.

(Church Postils, Jubilate)

SPECIAL PRAYERS AND REQUEST By the family of Grace Bombe. My 23 yearold granddaughter suffered kidney failure 2 years ago and is in desperate need of a kidney. If you or you know someone who would be willing to donate a kidney please contact me @ 479-372-2181. Thank you for your prayers.                                ~~ Grace Bombe~~

GIRLS LUNCH OUT Will be taking place next Thursday, May 18th at the Doubletree Hotel beginning @ 11:30am. We had such a nice, fun time last month at the Doubletree we are going back this month so please sign up on sheet located on bulletion board in Narthex !

ALL CHURCH ATGHave you ever wondered what it is like at a youth event but feel that you have outgrown those kinds of shenanigans? Well no more! Join us on SUNDAY, MAY 21st right after second service for a youth event of all ages! There will be crazy games, good food, and a time of study.

LIFE QUOTES  “What do we share with tha unmarried, pregnant college freshman who is ashamed and afraid and sees only one way out! We share that she is loved and forgiven and not forsaken because she is created, redeemed, and called.”

*Rev. Dr. James I. Lamb. Former Executaive Director of Lutherans For Life* -A Life Quote From Lutherans For Life-If you want to support this ministry, you may do so through their web site: www.lutheransforlife.org

WOMEN’S RETREAT AT PETIT JEAN

Will be held May 19th-21st. Registration deadline is May, 14th. The retreat will explore how God makes himself known to us through our five senses. Sessions will include God’s gift of music, God’s handiword in the heavens, essential oils used in the Bible, pleasing tastes and aroma, and much more. Participants can stay Friday and Saturday night in the bunkhouse cabins or drive up during the day. Women can learn more or register online at the camp website, lutheran camp.org, or call the camp office at 501-652-6304. No one will be turned away because of cost.

SUMMER YOUTH FLOAT TRIP  is happening on May 27th. Does the fear of all that summer heat get you down? Come cool off on a float trip here in NWA. Duane Wright will be guiding us down the river for the better part of Saturday. Make sure to bring a lunch and sunscreen. Life jackets and water vessels will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. Contact Cameron or Duane to arrange transport. Please RSVP as space may be limited based on boats available. Open to 6th-12th grade youth.

 

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

 

Standards of Faithfulness

(resurrected from very faded copy so not 100% faithful)

What if members were to apply the same standards of faithfulness to their worship as to the other areas of their life?

If your car starts one out of three days, would you consider it faithful?

If your paper boy skips the Monday and Thursday editions, would they be missed?

If you fail to come to work two or three times a month, would your boss consider you faithful?

 If your refrigerator quits working every now and then, would you excuse it saying, “Oh well, it works most of the time?”

If your water heater greets you with cold water one or two mornings a week, would it be faithful?

If you miss a couple of mortgage payments in a year’s time, would the mortgage holder say, “Oh, well, ten out of twelve isn’t bad.”

If you miss worship once or twice a month, are you faithful?  Does not the Lord’s household suffer just as your own would from any indecision or sporadic activity?

THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

May 7th-May 13th, 2017

  

TODAY-Confirmation and Feed My Sheep

Communion                                                     8:00am

Confirmation Testimony/Reception        9:30am

Bible Classes/Sunday School                          9:30am

Handbell Choir                                                         9:30am

Communion & Confirmation                    10:45am

 

MONDAY

Council Packet Information Due              Noon

Cameron’s Day Off

ESL (Classroom 2)                                         6:30pm  

 

TUESDAY

Council Meeting                                             6:30pm

 

WEDNESDAY

News and Notes Due                                           12:00pm

ATG                                                                           4-7:00pm

ESL (Classroom 2)                                         6:30pm

Choir Rehearsal                                                       6:30pm

Praise Group Rehearsal                                      7:30pm

 

THURSDAY

Pastor @ Support Group/Eureka        9am-2pm

 

FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin                                              1:00pm

 

SUNDAY-MOTHER’S Day

Worship                                                           8:00am

Bible Study/Sunday School                        9:30am

Handbell Choir                                               9:30am

Worship                                                         10:45am

       

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

Circuit Church:  FAITH,  HARRISON:  Pray that God would guide and bless the call process.

 

Church Ministry Team:                           OUTREACH MINISTRY TEAM: Prayers that we will be reminded how special others are and to be able to make their days a little brighter when we reach out to our community to share God’s love.

        

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

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