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January 13, 2019

January 13, 2019

 WORSHIP SCHEDULE

Worship Service [1/13] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM(Pastor Bibler)

Unity Sunday Communion Service [1/20] 10:00 AM (Pastor Schoolcraft)

With 11:30 AM Voters Meeting and Lunch

Worship Service [1/27] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM(Pastor Bernthal)

 CALL COMMITTEE  The Call Committee met on Sunday, January 6th, to discuss the list of potential interim pastors that the district provided.  As Brent Garner mentioned last month, we were not pleased with the list as we felt it did not address the needs of the church and some of the pastors were still actively serving other churches.  The committee decided to forgo the search for an interim pastor and instead move forward with a search for a full time pastor.  The committee wants to hear your voice!  If you are aware of a pastor that you think would be a good fit for our church, please see a member of the committee (names below).  They will give you a nomination form to complete and give to Casey Bolte (or place in her box in the Narthex).  Nomination forms are due to Casey Bolte by Friday, January 18th.  Casey will email the nominations to the district the next day so please don't be late!  You can also get a nomination form from the church office.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact a committee member:

       Paul Mayer  479-644-7694

       Bonnie Gust  479-381-6584
       Lee Landauer   479-295-4198
       Adrienne Kerr  443-535-5738
       Maxine Reihman  479-636-4887
       Brent Garner  479-903-2122
       Cameron Pullmann  479-866-7994
       Elaine Taylor (church office manager)  479-636-1135  

Casey Bolte  479-644-3618

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.  “Reason to Believe" Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler  Do you have a reason to believe that everyone should believe what you believe? John did. Come and see. (John 1:19-51)

 HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

9:30-10:30 A.M. – Pam Pickett leads a study concentrating on Old Testament People.

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

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

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

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

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

 2018 OFFERING STATEMENTS  are either in your mailbox or have been mailed to you.  Please look over the statement and if you notice an error or a necessary correction contact Dean Eisma.  Also , please toss any remaining 2018 envelopes and start using 2019.    The Finance Office wishes you a Happy New Year.

LIFE THOUGHTS IN THE CHURCH

With this One, His Son veiled in frail human flesh, the heart of Almighty God is well-pleased (Luke 3:22). Through the same Jesus Christ, He creates, redeems, and calls (Isaiah 43:1-2) every member of our race to be His own beloved child. Since He stands in our place, even our sicknesses and sorrows do not represent punishments but rather opportunities for Him to shower blessing.

LIFE QUOTES  “If God places such high value on life—all life (John 3:16)—how can we possibly be less concerned? We do love others because He first loved us (1 John 4:19). We speak up for those who cannot speak for them-selves (Proverbs 31:8) because when we had no voice, no standing, no defense, Jesus stepped in on our behalf. There is no way we can be less loving.” Christian Life Resources --If you wish to support this group, you may do so through their website: www.lutheransforlife.org

 HELPING HANDS  Holy Trinity is scheduled to assist at Helping Hands on January 26, 2019.  The signup sheet has been posted in the Narthex.  We still need some volunteers for the afternoon.  Please help.

SR. HIGH LINKT RETREAT – FEB 15-17TH Attention Sr High Youth, your LinkT Retreat is right around the corner! This is great weekend of worship, crazy games and adventures, and deep dives into faith. We will leave around 5pm that Friday and be back around 4pm that Sunday. Cost is $50 a student to help cover food, registration, and travel. Deadline for sign up is Sunday, January 13th.

JAN 20TH UNITY SUNDAY AND HTY CAFE  Reminder of the upcoming Unity Sunday and HTY Café. The youth are deep into National Youth Gathering mode and invite you to a meal they will prepare and serve. This month there will be a Balsamic Pork Loin roast with roasted carrots and rice. The other option will be Chicken Alfredo. All proceeds support our youth and their trip to the NYG.

YOUTH SKI TRIP – JAN 26TH Attention Jr and Sr High. Sign up for our trip to Snow Creek in Missouri for a Saturday of skiing/snowboarding. Open to beginners and veterans alike and there will be lessons available for people who are new to the sport. We will leave early that morning and be back in the evening after 7 most likely. We are also looking for chaperones, let Cameron know if you are interested. Cost is $30 to help cover rental and travel.

CHRISTMAS CARDS  Please remember to donate your Christmas cards to mission crafts after the holidays.  There is a bin in the Narthex where you can leave them.  Thank you so much.

 2019 DIRECTORY  Preparations are underway for the next edition of the Holy Trinity Directory.  Letters have been placed in the Narthex mailboxes requesting updates to the existing information in our database.  We have combined family member letters when possible.  To facilitate updates, there is a collection box in the Narthex titled “Database Updates.”

 CELEBRATION  On the 19th of this month, FRANK HUNDRISER will celebrate his 100th Birthday.  Frank  is usually seen attending first service, so we will have cake & coffee in the narthex next Sunday(20th) after the first service. How about placing a Happy Birthday card in his mailbox.   I'm sure he would enjoy hearing from his spiritual family. 

 YOUTH PROGRESSIVE DINNER  Has been rescheduled for Feb 9th, starting around 4pm. We will be starting at the first house, the Wrights. Please sign up by Jan 27th with Cameron to reserve your laser tag weapon. Speak to him also with any questions you may have.


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

January 13, through January 19, 2019

 SUNDAY

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M.

 MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

ESL (Classroom 1)                                              

 TUESDAY

Clarion Deadline                                             12:00 P.M.

 WEDNESDAY

Staff Meeting                                                   12:00 P.M.

News & Notes Due                                          12:00 P.M.

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

Head to Heart                                                    6:30 P.M.

 FRIDAY

Assemble Bulletin                                             1:00 P.M.

 NEXT SUNDAY

Unity Sunday

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

Handbell Choir                                                  8:45 A.M.

Communion                                                     10:00 A.M.

Voters Meeting/HTY Café                              11:30 A.M.

 FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

 Circuit Church  RESTORATION,   Fayetteville  Pray for those who gather as Restoration Lutheran Church.

 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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January 6, 2019

January 6, 2019

 

WORSHIP SCHEDULE

Communion Service [1/6] ] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Spencer)

Worship Service [1/13] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM(Pastor Bibler)

Unity Sunday Communion Service [1/20] 10:00 AM (Pastor Schoolcraft)

With 11:30 AM Voters Meeting and Lunch

Worship Service [1/27] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM(Pastor Bernthal)

NEW ADDRESS FOR BETTY JENSEN  We finally have Betty’s new address which many of you have asked for:  723 Water Street, Apt. 2032, Excelsior, MN  55331.  Betty will be happy to hear from you. 

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

HELP NEEDED  We will take down the Christmas decorations on Saturday, January 12th starting at 9:30am. Please let Casey Bolte know if you can help 479-644-3618 (call or text)

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 Word Turned Toward" Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler People use their words to build bonds of trust with people they love. In Jesus, God does the same-He turns His Word toward us. (John 1:1-18)

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

9:30-10:30 A.M. – Pam Pickett begins a new study concentrating on Old Testament People.

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

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

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

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

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

LIFE THOUGHTS IN THE CHURCH

The Heavenly Father welcomed outsiders into His household at Christmas (Matthew 2:1, 11). He even escorted them toward His nativity and incarnation by an extraordinary gesture. His loving grace held the magi as precious as His own Son, regardless of their origin and location. God’s favor shines the same way upon unborn ones, even in their sometimes unfavorable circumstances. And His forgiveness embraces all sinners—even those with histories checkered by violence against life.

 LIFE QUOTES  “For Christians, then, ‘too many people’ is impossible. Each additional person affords another opportunity to love and give in the way that brings God Himself the highest joys. And in the neediness of every neighbor more, we encounter and embrace Christ Jesus (Matthew 25:40).” Rev. Michael W. Salemink, executive director of Lutherans For Life --If you wish to support this group, you may do so through their website: www.lutheransforlife.org

HELPING HANDS  Holy Trinity is scheduled to assist at Helping Hands on January 26, 2019.  The signup sheet has been posted in the Narthex.  We still need some volunteers for the afternoon.  Please help.

SR. HIGH LINKT RETREAT – FEB 15-17TH Attention Sr High Youth, your LinkT Retreat is right around the corner! This is great weekend of worship, crazy games and adventures, and deep dives into faith. We will leave around 5pm that Friday and be back around 4pm that Sunday. Cost is $50 a student to help cover food, registration, and travel. Deadline for sign up is Sunday, January 13th.

JAN 20TH UNITY SUNDAY AND HTY CAFE  Reminder of the upcoming Unity Sunday and HTY Café. The youth are deep into National Youth Gathering mode and invite you to a meal they will prepare and serve. This month there will be a Balsamic Pork Loin roast with roasted carrots and rice. The other option will be Chicken Alfredo. All proceeds support our youth and their trip to the NYG.

YOUTH SKI TRIP – JAN 26TH Attention Jr and Sr High. Sign up for our trip to Snow Creek in Missouri for a Saturday of skiing/snowboarding. Open to beginners and veterans alike and there will be lessons available for people who are new to the sport. We will leave early that morning and be back in the evening after 7 most likely. We are also looking for chaperones, let Cameron know if you are interested. Cost is $30 to help cover rental and travel.

ADULT BIBLE CLASS  I have an announcements regarding my Bible class meeting in classroom one.  Starting TODAY, we will start a new study.  The study will concentrate on Old Testament People.  We will begin with Joshua and then study Ruth, Samuel, David and Solomon.  Men and women, younger and older you are all invited and welcomed to join us.  If you have any questions please contact Pam Pickett.

 CHRISTMAS CARDS  Please remember to donate your Christmas cards to mission crafts after the holidays.  There is a bin in the Narthex where you can leave them.  Thank you so much.

 HELP!  Due to restrictions since surgery Mary Girshner needs help with meals.  Could you share your leftover meal, soup or a frozen meal?  Items can be left in the church kitchen to be picked up.  Please let me know.

Shirley Bernthal, 631-9971

 THANK YOU We are thankful for the cards, meals, emails and prayers the last few months while Mary has been dealing with cancer. All the treatments are done now. She goes back in a year for a follow up to make sure the cancer is gone. The support of our church family has been such a blessing. God is good!

 TUESDAY BIBLE STUDY  Pastor Bernthal’s Tuesday Bible Study is cancelled for this week (January 8).  Next class will be Tuesday, January  22.

THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

January 6, 2019 through January 12, 2019

 SUNDAY FEED MY SHEEP

Communion                                                       8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Communion                                                     10:45 A.M.

 MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

Outreach Team Meeting                                 11:30 A.M.

Elder’s Meeting                                                 6:30 P.M.

ESL (Classroom 1)                                              

 TUESDAY

Education Team                                                5:30 P.M

Council Meeting                                                6:30 P.M.

 WEDNESDAY

News & Notes Due                                          12:00 P.M.

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

Head to Heart                                                    6:30 P.M.

 FRIDAY

Assemble Bulletin                                             1:00 P.M.

 NEXT SUNDAY

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M.

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

Circuit Church ST. J0HN,  Fayetteville  Pray that God

would guide the outreach

of the congregation and the

assimilation of new

members. 

 Church Ministry—Outreach Ministry Team - Dear God, bless the helping hands that serve You by helping others who are in need.  Amen.

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

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December 30, 2018

December 30, 2018

WORSHIP SCHEDULE

Worship Service [12/30] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Schultz)

We will NOT have a New Year’s Day Service.

Communion Service [1/6] ] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Spencer)

Worship Service [1/13] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM(Pastor Bibler)

Unity Sunday Communion Service [1/20] 10:00 AM (Pastor Schoolcraft)

With 11:30 AM Voters Meeting and Lunch

Worship Service [1/27] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM(Pastor Bernthal)

 HELP!  Due to restrictions since surgery Mary Girshner needs help with meals.  Could you share your leftover meal, soup or a frozen meal?  Items can be left in the church kitchen to be picked up.  Please let me know.

Shirley Bernthal, 631-9971

 THANK YOU  Many thanks to John Jenkins for taking the group to the Arkansas/Nebraska ladies basketball game.  It was a good game and everyone enjoyed the evening.  Ten fans attended and it was really a fun time.

Omar & Ione Kauffeld

THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790 AM) at 12:30 P.M. & The Bott Radio Network at 8 A.M. on 89.3 F.M.  ‘A Long Good-By”  Guest Speaker: Dr. Dean Nadasdy  As the year comes to a close, we likely have regrets and guilt.  We can beat ourselves up over work left undone, but Jesus Christ has assured us that He is your hope.  His grace is more than sufficient to take us into another year and give us peace.  (Luke 2:27-32)

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

9:30-10:30 A.M. – Pam Pickett concludes a study on the Book of Isaiah in Classroom 1.

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

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

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

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

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

LIFE THOUGHTS IN THE CHURCH

Simeon had to wait for the consolation of Israel (Luke 2:25). No doubt his unfulfilled longings robbed him of dignity in the eyes of observers. But his extended approach toward death gave uplifting witness to the Lord’s relentless faithfulness. Equipped with this greater dignity, Simeon offered even his sufferings as sacrifice to serve the Lord’s will and the wellbeing of others. As we also die with Christ, He dignifies our deaths as well. Ancient of Days, we commend our lives and our deaths into Your hands. Amen.

LIFE QUOTES   “God’s time is not our time. He sees the whole, but also more than the whole, as each whole life is a part of a larger picture beyond our sight lines. To accomplish His purposes, God takes His time, not ours.” James M. Kushiner, The Fellowship of St. James--If you wish to support this group, you may do so through their website: www.lutheransforlife.org

HELPING HANDS  Holy Trinity is scheduled to assist at Helping Hands on January 26, 2019.  The signup sheet has been posted in the Narthex.  There are still openings.  Please help.

ADULT BIBLE CLASS  I have an announcements regarding my Bible class meeting in classroom one.  Starting TODAY, we will start a new study.  The study will concentrate on Old Testament People.  We will begin with Joshua and then study Ruth, Samuel, David and Solomon.  Men and women, younger and older you are all invited and welcomed to join us.  If you have any questions please contact Pam Pickett.

 CHRISTMAS CARDS  Please remember to donate your Christmas cards to mission crafts after the holidays.  There is a bin in the Narthex where you can leave them.  Thank you so much.

7 Up's For a Christian

 1.   Wake Up !!

Decide to have a good day.

 "Today is the day the Lord hath made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalms 118:24

 2.   Dress Up !!

The best way to dress up is to put on a smile. A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.

"The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at outward appearance; but the Lord looks at the heart." I Samuel 16:7

3.  Shut Up!!

Say nice things and learn to listen. God gave us two ears and one mouth, so He must have meant for us to do twice as much listening as talking.

"He who guards his lips guards his soul." Proverbs 13:3

 4.  Stand Up!! ... For what you believe in.

Stand for something or you will fall for anything.

"Let us not be weary in doing good; for at the proper time, we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good..." Galatians 6:9-10

 5.  Look Up !!... To the Lord.

"I can do everything through Christ who strengthens me". Philippians 4:13

 6.  Reach Up !!... For something higher.

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not unto your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge Him, and He will direct your path." Proverbs 3:5-6

 7.  Lift Up !!... Your Prayers.

 "Do not worry about anything; instead PRAY ABOUT EVERYTHING." Philippans 4:6


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

December 30, 2018 through January 5, 2019

 SUNDAY

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M

 MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

 TUESDAY

New Year’s Day, Office Closed

 WEDNESDAY

News & Notes Due                                          12:00 P.M.

Staff Meeting                                                   12:00 P.M.

 FRIDAY

Assemble Bulletin                                             1:00 P.M.

 NEXT SUNDAY FEED MY SHEEP

Communion                                                       8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Communion                                                     10:45 A.M.

 FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

 Circuit Church– LIVING SAVIOR,  Bethel Heights

Pray that God would guide the outreach of the congregation and the assimilation of new members. 

 Church Ministry—Education Minintry Team - Lord, give this team a burning desire to educate and share their love of you.

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

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December 23, 2018

December 23, 2018

 ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS AT HOLY TRINITY

Worship Service [12/23] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Schultz)

Christmas Eve [12/24] 7:00 PM Family Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols (P. Bibler)

Christmas Day [12/25] 10:00 AM Communion Service (Pastor Bernthal)

Worship Service [12/30] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM(Pastor Schultz)

We will NOT have a New Year’s Day Service.

THANK YOU  to all who helped to make 12 families Christmas bright with your donations and work for the Christmas baskets.

 MERRY CHRISTMAS  from the Staff.  Thank you for the many cards and gifts.  Your loving kindness is much appreciated.

 PORTALS OF PRAYER  The January through March issue of Portals are available in the Narthex.  Please help yourselves.

 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 King's Strength "Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler  A true king's strength is seen, not in vaults and arsenals, but in the loyalty of his people. We celebrate the birth of the King who won the victory, not by taxing his subjects and killing his enemies, but by serving, loving and dying for them. By his resurrection, He destroyed the power of sin and lends us strength to become His loyal subjects.  (Luke 1:26-56 ) HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

9:30-10:30 A.M. – Pam Pickett is out of town.  No Sunday School this morning.

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

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

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

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

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

LIFE THOUGHTS IN THE CHURCH

Mary’s visitation to Elizabeth (Luke 1:44) provides proof that unborn ones have life in the womb. This joyful Gospel also proclaims that human beings have utmost value even before birth. Micah’s oracle (Micah 5:2) likewise confirms that the Lord loves little ones, and Hebrews 10:10 explains that the infant Immanuel consecrates us all so sacred and special to God. Messiah of Bethlehem, move us to embrace the least of these in Your tenderness. Amen.

 LIFE QUOTES   “Christmas celebrates more than just Jesus’ birthday. This historical event testifies to unchangeable truth about humankind and our Almighty Maker. It bestows upon us the honor of a special connection to the Lord God that makes us more precious than any other creature. It forms the foundation for all peace and love and joy and hope by revealing His salvation and testifying to how we participate in His everlasting life. Christmas profoundly proves the Gospel to be our history, identity, and destiny, and it proclaims a distinctly life-affirming reality.” Rev. Michael W. Salemink, executive director of Lutherans For Life –   If you wish to support this group, you may do so through their website: www.lutheransforlife.org

 HELPING HANDS  Holy Trinity is scheduled to assist at Helping Hands on January 26, 2019.  The signup sheet has been posted in the Narthex.  There are still openings.  Please help.

ADULT BIBLE CLASS  I have two announcements regarding my Bible class meeting in classroom one.  The first one is that we will not be meeting on Sunday December 23rd as I will be out of town for Christmas.  The second is that starting January 6th 2019 we will start a new study.  The study will concentrate on Old Testament People.  We will begin with Joshua and then study Ruth, Samuel, David and Solomon.  Men and women, younger and older you are all invited and welcomed to join us.  If you have any questions please contact Pam Pickett.

 GREETERS, READERS, VIDEO OPERATORS, COUNTERS, AND OFFICE HELPERS  Please retrieve your first quarter schedules from your mailbox in the Narthex.  Thanks to Evan Wright for stepping forward to help with video equipment for the late service.  We can still use more video volunteers.

 CHRISTMAS CARDS  Please remember to donate your Christmas cards to mission crafts after the holidays.  There is a bin in the Narthex where you can leave them.  Thank you so much.

 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.

 KEEPING CHRIST IN CHRISTMAS

 M is for the Miraculous gift God gave to mankind.

E is for the Everlasting life He left behind

R is for the Richest love He gave to you and me.

R is for the Redemption He blessed us with.

Y is for the Yearning to meet Him in paradise.

 

C is for the Child He gave us, His Son Jesus Christ.

H is for the Healing He gives to us.

R is for the Redeemer that is good and kind.

I  is for the Innocence we lost in Eden.

S is for the Sacrifice He made for all.

T is for the Tenderness He shows in His smile.

M is for the Miracle of His virgin birth.

A is for the Adoration we give Him.

S is for the Satisfaction we receive in the end.

                                                                         -- Ron Hollander

 THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

December 23 through December 29, 2018

SUNDAY

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M

MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service                  7:00 P.M.

TUESDAY

Christmas Day Office Closed

Christmas Day Communion Service              10:00 A.M.

WEDNESDAY

News & Notes Due                                          12:00 P.M.

FRIDAY

Assemble Bulletin & Clarion                            1:00 P.M.

NEXT SUNDAY

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M.

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

 Circuit Church– BELLA VISTA,  Bella Vista

Pray that we Connect people to Jesus, Grow in our Faith, and Serve our King.

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

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

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December 16, 2018

December 16, 2018

 

ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS AT HOLY TRINITY

Communion Service [12/16] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Spencer)

Children’s Christmas Service [12/19] 5:30 PM Soup Supper 7:00 PM Service (Cameron)

Worship Service [12/23] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM (Pastor Schultz)

Christmas Eve [12/24] 7:00 PM Family Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols (P. Bibler)

Christmas Day [12/25] 10:00 AM Communion Service (Pastor Bernthal)

Worship Service [12/30] 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM(Pastor Schultz)

We will NOT have a New Year’s Day Service.

GREETERS, READERS, VIDEO OPERATORS, COUNTERS, AND OFFICE HELPERS  Please retrieve your first quarter schedules from your mailbox in the Narthex.

CHRISTMAS CARDS  Please remember to donate your Christmas cards to mission crafts after the holidays.  There is a bin in the Narthex where you can leave them.  Thank you so much.

 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.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790 AM) at 12:30 P.M. & The Bott Radio Network at 8 A.M. on 89.3 F.M.  ‘In Anxious Times - Rejoice! "Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. Anthony (Tony) Cook  Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. With anxiety on the rise, the Apostle Paul's call to "rejoice always" seems all but unobtainable. While there are many helpful ways to cope with society's increasing anxiety, Paul points us to a frequently overlooked source of joy and peace, God's grace in Christ.
(Philippians 4:4-7 )

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

9:30-10:30 A.M. – Pam Pickett leads a study on the Book of Isaiah in Classroom 1.

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

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

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

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

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

LIFE THOUGHTS IN THE CHURCHThe sinful world condemns unborn children and elderly persons because of inadequate age or unacceptable appearance or impaired abilities. The Lord clears away these enemies (Zephaniah 3:15) with His uncon-ditional love. Law and conscience convict us of promoting and even participating in violence against life. The Lord also takes away these judgments with His forgiveness and redemption. Prince of Peace, make us not offended by Your Word of life. Amen.

LIFE QUOTES   “We love children as they can remind us of the simple fact of love’s openness and embrace of new life and communion of one person with another. Children can open up our hearts to this. That our society now treats children the way it does is a dark shame, another sign of its separation from God. Regardless, we confess that Jesus Christ, Son of God, has come in the flesh and preach these glad tidings to all.” James M. Kushiner, The Fellowship of St. James –   If you wish to support this group, you may do so through their website: www.lutheransforlife.org

CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS PROGRAM  The Children's Christmas Program scheduled for Wednesday Dec. 19.  Practices have begun and will continue December 16 during the Sunday School hour.  If you have any questions please ask one of the Sunday School teachers. Thank you for your support!  

 CHRISTMAS BASKETS Each year the church tries to help those in need through our Food Pantry. At Christmas time we try to do something special by giving Christmas Baskets to members or those requested by a member. Please notify the church office A.S.A.P. if you would like to request a basket.  Deadline to notify the office is TODAY, Dec. 16. If you would like to donate Christmas items/food for the baskets please turn in to office A.S.A.P. If you would like to volunteer to help get baskets put together or delivered please let the office know, too.

HELPING HANDS  Holy Trinity is scheduled to assist at Helping Hands on January 26, 2019.  The signup sheet has been posted in the Narthex.  We need volunteers.  Many thanks.

CAMPUS CONNECTion  THANK YOU to Dean Eisma, Shirley Bernthal, Cameron Pullmann, and Amy Wright for their help with the college students' care packages.  Some of these church members helped me bake home made goodies and the rest helped me sort, package, and mail the boxes.  I could not have done this without you ALL this year!  Most of the boxes were mailed out on Thursday so they should arrive in time for finals.  Thank you!!  Casey Bolte

 CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS  We will need help UNdecorating the church on Saturday, January 12th.  If you are able to help, please let Casey Bolte know  479)644-3618 (call or text).  

 OUTREACH STUFFED ANIMAL COLLECTION   THANK YOU so much for your generosity towards the Arkansas Children's Hospital's Faithful Friends program.  Our church donated over 200 stuffed animals to Scott Martin, the chaplain at the hospital and manager of the Faithful Friends program.  Through the program, he will give the stuffed animals to children newly admitted as inpatient to the hospital.  

 ADULT BIBLE CLASS  I have two announcements regarding my Bible class meeting in classroom one.  The first one is that we will not be meeting on Sunday December 23rd as I will be out of town for Christmas.  The second is that starting January 6th 2019 we will start a new study.  The study will concentrate on Old Testament People.  We will begin with Joshua and then study Ruth, Samuel, David and Solomon.  Men and women, younger and older you are all invited and welcomed to join us.  If you have any questions please contact Pam Pickett.

THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

December 16 through December 22, 2018

 SUNDAY

Communion                                                       8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Communion                                                     10:45 A.M

Cameron Vacation

 MONDAY

Cameron Vacation

 WEDNESDAY

Staff Meeting                                                   12:00 P.M.

News & Notes Due                                          12:00 P.M.

Advent Soup Supper                                         5:30 P.M.

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

 FRIDAY

Assemble Bulletin                                             1:00 P.M.

 NEXT SUNDAY

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M.

 FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

 Circuit Church– GRACE,  Holiday Island

Ask for the Lord’s guidance as we prepare for the celebration of our Lord’s birth.

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

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

 

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December 9, 2018

December 9, 2018

 

ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS AT HOLY TRINITY

·        Advent II [12-12] 10:00 AM Worship 5:30 PM Soup Supper 7:00PM Worship

·        Children’s Christmas Service [12/19] 5:30 PM Soup Supper 7:00 PM Service

·        Christmas Eve [12/24] 7:00 PM Family Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols

·        Christmas Day [12/25] 10:00 AM Communion Service

We will NOT have a New Year’s Day Service.

 

GREETERS, READERS, VIDEO OPERATORS, COUNTERS, AND OFFICE HELPERS  We are working on assignments for the first quarter of 2019.  Please let the office know if there is a time that you cannot serve during January, February, or March.  Let us know too, if changes cause you to withdraw from areas where you previously served, or if you want to serve in an area that you have not requested.  We particularly need video operators for both services.  Cameron has installed new software which makes this operation much easier.  Talk to Cameron if you need reassurance before you volunteer.

CHRISTMAS CARDS  Please remember to donate your Christmas cards to mission crafts after the holidays.  There is a bin in the Narthex where you can leave them.  Thank you so much.

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.  ‘Redeemer with a Capital R" Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler  When people use the word "redeem" outside of religious context, they tend to use it in a commercial sense-redeeming points from purchases or casino tokens for cash. In the Bible, the word "redeem" is used in a family setting. In the story of Ruth, Boaz is a "kinsman redeemer," who points to Jesus, our capital-r-Redeemer. Jesus has done more than pay our points. He redeems by bringing us into his clan, his people, his household, that we might be with him forever. (Ruth 3-4)

 HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

9:30-10:30 A.M. – Pam Pickett leads a study on the Book of Isaiah in Classroom 1.

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

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

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

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

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

LIFE THOUGHTS IN THE CHURCHThe Gospel of God’s grace awakens us to approve what is excellent (Philippians 1:10). Is facilitating a suicide “excellent”? Is experimenting on embryos a “fruit of righteousness”? Is advocating for abortion access “pure and blameless”? These involve ending a life that began by the holy work of God. And even when we cannot foresee how, He will bring it to completion, as sure as Jesus finished His mission, as sure as we ourselves exist.  Gracious Savior, fill our hearts and throats with Your glory and praise. Amen.

LIFE QUOTES   “The very best light show comes from the smile on the Baby’s face in the manger. He is smiling because He likes you and has come to rescue you. ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life’ (John 8:12 NIV).” Rev. Mark Jeske, Time of Grace–   If you wish to support this group, you may do so through their website: www.lutheransforlife.org

HOLY TRINITY ANGEL TREE   Thank you to everyone who helped in supporting this program. It is going to help make those in need a blessed Christmas. I want to wish your families a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.                                                       Pat Rader

CROWN SHIRT FUNDRAISER A new fundraiser this year to raise money for our youth and their trip to the National Youth Gathering. The shirts are white with a black crown on them. Half the crown is of thorns, the other of Glory, showing our saviour victory over death in which we share. Order forms and concept art can be found in the narthex or talk to the nearest youth about ordering yours. Today is the last day!

CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS PROGRAM  The Children's Christmas Program scheduled for Wednesday Dec 19.  Practices have begun and will continue December 2, 9 and 16 during the Sunday School hour.  Additionally we will have a dress rehearsal on Dec 9 after second service.  Lunch will be provided.   We still have parts available if your child would like to participate!   If you have any questions please ask one of the Sunday School teachers. Thank you for your support!  

CHRISTMAS BASKETS Each year the church tries to help those in need through our Food Pantry. At Christmas time we try to do something special by giving Christmas Baskets to members or those requested by a member. Please notify the church office A.S.A.P. if you would like to request a basket.  Deadline to notify the office is Dec. 16. If you would like to donate Christmas items/food for the baskets please turn in to office A.S.A.P. If you would like to volunteer to help get baskets put together or delivered please let the office know, too.

 HELPING HANDS  Holy Trinity is scheduled to assist at Helping Hands on January , 2019.  The signup sheet has been posted in the Narthex.  We need volunteers.  Many thanks.

CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS - Thank you to Shirley Bernthal, Matt & Mattie Bolte, Dave & Christy Lehenbauer, and Ted & Erin Reinker!  The church and tree look beautiful!  Your willingness to help with this ministry and give up a few hours of your Saturday is appreciated and I am so grateful!                                  Casey Bolte.

  A SPECIAL BLESSING  Blessed are those with empty Narthex mailboxes.  They have attended Church and spent an hour in worship.

 REMEMBER  We make a Living by what we get. We make a Life by what we give.  

 
THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

 December 9 through December 15, 2018

 SUNDAY

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M

MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

ESL Classroom 1                                                6:30 P.M.

 TUESDAY

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

Council Meeting Cancelled

 WEDNESDAY

News & Notes Due                                          12:00 P.M.

Head to Heart                                                    4:00 P.M.

ESL Classroom 1                                                6:30 P.M.

 FRIDAY

Assemble Bulletin                                             1:00 P.M.

 NEXT SUNDAY

Communion                                                       8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Communion                                                     10:45 A.M.

 FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

 Circuit Church–CHRIST, Siloam Springs

Pray for God to continue and guide this congregation as they make plans for 2019.

 Church Ministry—Officers

Pray for our Officers as they guide the congregation through the selection of a new Pastor.

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

 

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December 2, 2018

December 2, 2018

CHRISTMAS PARADE  It is time to decorate the float for the Roger's Christmas Parade.  We will meet at the Eisma's (3008 W Capps Rd Rogers) at 1:00 pm Sunday December 2nd.    Snacks will be provided!  The parade is Friday Dec 7 at 7:00 pm.  We would love to have a few angels and shepherds on the float....so if your child would like to ride on the float please let Nancy Eisma or Kelly Faust know so we can plan accordingly.     Thank you!

THANK YOU SO MUCH   Mike and Mary Girshner would like to thank everyone who brought food, sent cards and offered prayers during Mary's recent surgery and recovery. Your love and concern was a picture of God's love. Mike is getting really good at heating up frozen meals! We thank you so much for caring. It has made the process so much easier for us. Mary had surgery again on Friday, Nov. 30. We appreciate your continued prayers for healing. God is good.

 ADVENT  With the beginning of Advent, we will continue our Wednesday tradition of dinner at 5:30 pm followed by Worship at 7:00 pm.  There is also a 10:00 am Worship service. Our guest Pastor for this week is Rev. Myles Schultz.

 COAT MIXUP  About three weeks ago, Karen Launderville picked up the wrong coat on her way out of church.  She has returned an Ann Klein, black wool coat.  Ladies, please check and see if you have Karen’s coat.  Yours is hanging in the Narthex.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790 AM) at 12:30 P.M. & The Bott Radio Network at 8 A.M. on 89.3 F.M.  ‘Reality Therapy"  Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler  The book of Ruth deals with unimportant people and unimportant matters, but deals with them in such a way as to show that God is active in ordinary lives-like yours and mine. Ruth's story became an important part of the story of Jesus. Listening to God's work in her life can rescue us from dead end delusions and bring us into what is most real-a Jesus-centered reality.  (Ruth 1-2)

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

9:30-10:30 A.M. – Pam Pickett leads a study on the Book of Isaiah in Classroom 1.

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

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

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

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

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

FREE REFRIGERATOR  Ken and Pat Rader have a Frigidare refrigerator free to anyone who is willing to haul it away.  Working condition, classic style, freezer on top, fridge on bottom.  Contact Pat at 644-4153

 

ADVENT BY CANDLELIGHT  Please join us tonight.  This is a combination party/Bible study/sing along.  The theme this year is “Animals of the Christmas Story” and all our music will be traditional carols.   This is a ladies only event and we ask our guests be at least 14 years old.  All you need to bring is an appetizer to share.  Please join us December 2nd at 6:30 in the Chapel.  There is a sign up board in the Narthex. I am looking for 4-5 ladies to host a table.  The information to do this is on the sign up board. Questions? Just give me a call or email.  Pam Pickett  479-601-2550 pamsue27@gmail.com

 LIFE THOUGHTS IN THE CHURCHAdvent brings the gift of anticipating: “none who wait for … [the Lord] shall be put to shame” (Psalm 25:3). A surprise pregnancy likewise invites patient faith instead of using death as a solution to difficulty. So does struggling with infertility or enduring permanent disability. Our Father’s salvation comes, not sluggish but steadfast (Psalm 25:10). Life is His promise, and He will move heaven and earth to fulfill it (Jeremiah 33:14). Son of David, our coming King, establish us in hope. Amen.

LIFE QUOTES   “Advent is about Return—the Lord’s Second Coming, our return to Him, which is another way of saying ‘repentance.’ Repentance requires memory, for return requires memory. The Prodigal did some mental research and remembered the facts about his father's house from his personal history. Informed by a paternal history, he struck a new course, which was to return. And the Homecoming was sweet, like the marriage supper in paradise, when all history will be fulfilled, and the guests live happily ever after. Advent reminds us, based on history that we know, that He is coming, which should remind us, Repent!” James M. Kushiner, The Fellowship of St. James –   If you wish to support this group, you may do so through their website: www.lutheransforlife.org

HOLY TRINITY ANGEL TREE deadline is drawing near (December 9) and there are still angels on the tree.  Please help us make a special Christmas for those in need in our community.  Gifts need to be at the Church by Wednesday, December 5th, 10 am.  Contact Pat Rader @ 479-644-4153 with questions.

CROWN SHIRT FUNDRAISER A new fundraiser this year to raise money for our youth and their trip to the National Youth Gathering. The shirts are white with a black crown on them. Half the crown is of thorns, the other of Glory, showing our saviour victory over death in which we share. Order forms and concept art can be found in the narthex or talk to the nearest youth about ordering yours today!

CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS PROGRAM  The Children's Christmas Program scheduled for Wednesday Dec 19.  Practices have begun and will continue December 2, 9 and 16 during the Sunday School hour.  Additionally we will have a dress rehearsal on Dec 9 after second service.  Lunch will be provided.   We still have parts available if your child would like to participate!   If you have any questions please ask one of the Sunday School teachers. Thank you for your support!  

 CHRISTMAS BASKETS Each year the church tries to help those in need through our Food Pantry. At Christmas time we try to do something special by giving Christmas Baskets to members or those requested by a member. Please notify the church office A.S.A.P. if you would like to request a basket.  Deadline to notify the office is Dec. 15. If you would like to donate Christmas items/food for the baskets please turn in to office A.S.A.P. If you would like to volunteer to help get baskets put together or delivered please let the office know, too.

 HELPING HANDS  Holy Trinity is scheduled to assist at Helping Hands on January 26, 2019.  The signup sheet has been posted in the Narthex.  We need volunteers.  Many thanks.

YOUTH PROGRESSIVE DINNER-  Attention Jr & Sr High - Progressive Dinner is Dec 8th, starting around 4:00 pm. Please let Cameron know if you are able to attend and remember to bring a White Elephant gift under $10.  More information to follow


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

December 2 through December 8, 2018

SUNDAY FEED MY SHEEP

Communion                                                       8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Communion                                                     10:45 A.M

Advent By Candlelight                                      6:00 P.M.

 MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

Outreach Team                                               11:30 A.M.

Elders Meeting                                                  6:30 P.M.

ESL Classroom 1                                                6:30 P.M.

TUESDAY

Education Team Meeting                                 5:30 P.M.

WEDNESDAY

Staff Meeting                                                   12:00 P.M.

News & Notes Due                                          12:00 P.M.

Head to Heart                                                    4:00 P.M.

ESL Classroom 1                                                6:30 P.M.

FRIDAY

Assemble Bulletin                                             1:00 P.M.

NEXT SUNDAY

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M.

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

Circuit Church–HOLY  TRINITY,   Rogers

Pray that God will guide our leaders during the vacancy and will provide a pastor for the congregation to guide them.

Church Ministry – Music Ministry:  Lord, bless this outstanding group as they lend their talent to your glory.

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 25, 2018

November 25, 2018

 

TODAY IN THE LIFE CENTER  After the 10:45 service, the family of Emmy Gishner invites you to “Come Meet The Baby.”  We are serving cake and punch.  Please come and say hi to the newest little member of Holy Trinity.

MOVING?  Ken and Pat Rader have packing boxes and materials available at no cost.  Please call Pat at 644-4153.  They have tons, with more to come.

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

 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.  "Birth Pains" Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler A message by Michael Ziegler for The Lutheran Hour Based on Mark 13:1-37 (Mark 13:1-37) 

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

9:30-10:30 A.M. – Pam Pickett leads a study on the Book of Isaiah in Classroom 1.

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

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

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

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

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

ADVENT BY CANDLELIGHT  This is a combination party/Bible study/sing along.  The theme this year is “Animals of the Christmas Story” and all our music will be traditional carols.   This is a ladies only event and we ask our guests be at least 14 years old.  All you need to bring is an appetizer to share.  Please join us December 2nd at 6:30 in the Chapel.  There is a sign up board in the Narthex. I am looking for 4-5 ladies to host a table.  The information to do this is on the sign up board.  Questions?  Just give me a call or email.  Pam Pickett  479-601-2550  pamsue27@gmail.com

 LIFE THOUGHTS IN THE CHURCHIncurable conditions can feel like the floods lifting their roar (Psalm 93:3). Complicated pregnancies can thunder. We get to remind sufferers how our Lord reigns over them, and He reigns in them. His blood frees us from our sins (Revelation 1:5). If even our guilt cannot hold back His angels from gathering His elect (Mark 13:27), then neither can any age, appearance, or ability limitations stand in the way. 

LIFE QUOTES   “God is the ultimate Designer. He designed the greatest good the world has ever seen to come from the most heinous evil mankind has ever produced. You are never too stained for God to love. When you are feeling weak and foolish, give thanks to God for that, because that’s exactly the kind of person that God likes to use.” Rev. Dan Larsen is pastor of Bethany Lutheran Church, Wabasso, Minnesota, and Trinity Lutheran Church, Sanborn, Minnesota –   If you wish to support this group, you may do so through their website: www.lutheransforlife.org

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 have 10 tags for boys and girls and 10 tags for Senior adults.  Please help us make a special Christmas for those in need in our community.  Contact Pat Rader @ 479-644-4153 with questions.

CROWN SHIRT FUNDRAISER A new fundraiser this year to raise money for our youth and their trip to the National Youth Gathering. The shirts are white with a black crown on them. Half the crown is of thorns, the other of Glory, showing our saviour victory over death in which we share. Order forms and concept art can be found in the narthex or talk to the nearest youth about ordering yours today!

CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS PROGRAM  Parents of Pre-school through 5th grade students – please note that rehearsals for the Children’s Program are taking place during Sunday School each Sunday. We need each participate to be at as many rehearsals as possible. There will also be a dress rehearsal after church on December 16th. Lunch will be provided. Thank you. – Education Team 

THE ROGERS CHRISTMAS PARADE will be  Friday Dec. 7 in downtown Rogers.  The theme this year is "Christmas"  We welcome all ideas, suggestions and help!   This is a great event for families.   If you would like to help with the float, please contact Kelly Faust or Nancy Eisma. 

CHRISTMAS BASKETS Each year the church tries to help those in need through our Food Pantry. At Christmas time we try to do something special by giving Christmas Baskets to members or those requested by a member. Please notify the church office A.S.A.P. if you would like to request a basket.  Deadline to notify the office is Dec. 15. If you would like to donate Christmas items/food for the baskets please turn in to office A.S.A.P. If you would like to volunteer to help get baskets put together or delivered  please let the office know, too.

ADVENT BY BONFIRE  Attention men! Come join us for a night of fire, firepower, and faith as we celebrate the Advent of our Lord with a bonfire’s on Dec 1st at the Sij’s ranch. You will need a chair, your choice of meat, and beverages of your choice. A sign up is in the narthex and you can speak with Dave if you have more questions. Exact times and address to come.  

HELPING HANDS  Holy Trinity is scheduled to assist at Helping Hands on January 26, 2019.  The signup sheet has been posted in the Narthex.  We need volunteers.  Many thanks.

YOUTH PROGRESSIVE DINNER-  Attention Jr & Sr High - Progressive Dinner is Dec 8th, starting around 4:00 pm. Please let Cameron know if you are able to attend and remember to bring a White Elephant gift under $10.  More information to follow.
 

THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

November 25 through December 1, 2018

 SUNDAY

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M

 MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

ESL Classroom 1                                                6:30 P.M.

 TUESDAY

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

 WEDNESDAY

News & Notes Due                                          12:00 P.M.

ESL Classroom 1                                                6:30 P.M.

 THURSDAY

Assemble Clarion & Bulletin                1:00 P.M.

 NEXT SUNDAY FEED MY SHEEP

Communion                                                       8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Communion                                                     10:45 A.M.

Candlelight Advent                                           6:00 P.M.

 FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

 Circuit Church– MESSIAH,  Pea Ridge

Pray for the complete recovery of Pastor Mayer and the ongoing outreach of Messiah in the Pea Ridge and Bella Vista communities.

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

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

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November 18, 2018

November 18, 2018

ADVENT BY CANDLELIGHT  Every year on the first Sunday of December the women of the congregation gather together for a candlelight celebration.  This is a combination party/Bible study/sing along.  The theme this year is “Animals of the Christmas Story” and all our music will be traditional carols.   This is a ladies only event and we ask our guests be at least 14 years old.  All you need to bring is an appetizer to share.  This is a great event to invite your neighbor, co-worker or family member to join you.  Each year almost half of the guests are nonmembers and quite a few of those come every year.

 Please join us December 2nd at 6:30 in the Chapel.  There is a sign up board in the Narthex and ask you let me know you are coming so I have enough punch made and chairs set out.  I am looking for 4-5 ladies to host a table.  The information to do this is on the sign up board.  Questions?  Just give me a call, email or stop me in the hall on Sunday.  Pam Pickett  479-601-2550  pamsue27@gmail.com

BAPTISM NEXT SUNDAY   Emberly Ann Girshner, daughter of Josh and LeAnn, will be baptized next Sunday, Nov. 25th, during the 2nd service. The family will host a “Come Meet the Baby” visit in the Life Center directly after service with cake and punch. Please stop in for a few minutes to say hello to Emmy. We will also offer a light lunch afterwards. RSVP email to Mike and Mary Girshner if you want to stay and eat with us. (ozarksampler@yahoo.com)

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.  " Once And For All"  Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. Anthony (Tony) Cook
Rev. Dr. Tony Cook shares God's message of forgiveness-"In Jesus, our Great High Priest, we have found the perfect and permanent solution to our separation and sin." (Hebrews 10:11-19)

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

9:30-10:30 A.M. – Pam Pickett leads a study on the Book of Isaiah in Classroom 1.

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

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

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

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

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

THANKSGIVING YOUTH CAFÉ FUNDRAISER  Join the youth this Sunday for our Thanksgiving HTY Café Fundraiser for the National Youth Gathering. It will all start down in the Life Center after Unity Service. The only one who doesn’t like Thanksgiving meal twice in one year is my bathroom scale! There will be Turkey dinner, a chicken pasta option, a butternut squash soup, along with the usual suspects. See you there!

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

LIFE THOUGHTS IN THE CHURCH Fathers consign their children to abortions (Mark 13:12). Children encourage their parents toward physician-assisted suicide. The latter days have come upon us. Let us hearten each other with the promise of resurrection, even for terminal illnesses, and with the assurance of forgiveness, even for violence against life (Hebrews 10:12). Let us confidently confess this hope in the face of crisis and panic, for the Holy Spirit Himself speaks new and eternal life in us (Mark 13:11)! Heavenly Defender, loose our tongues to declare Your purposes. Amen.  (Pentecost XXVI)

LIFE QUOTES   “When we see those suffering from disease or disability … vulnerable, helpless, destined by many to assisted suicide or euthanasia—we are compelled to speak and defend and help because it is the Christ thing to do. For Christ reveals a God who knows about suffering not just because He’s God, but because He suffered. We have a message of a God present in suffering, at work in suffering, and accomplishing His purpose in suffering.” Rev. Dr. James I. Lamb, former executive director of Lutherans For Life  If you wish to support this group, you may do so through their website: www.lutheransforlife.org

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 have 10 tags for boys and girls and 10 tags for Senior adults.  Please help us make a special Christmas for those in need in our community.  Contact Pat Rader @ 479-644-4153 with questions.

CROWN SHIRT FUNDRAISER A new fundraiser this year to raise money for our youth and their trip to the National Youth Gathering. The shirts are white with a black crown on them. Half the crown is of thorns, the other of Glory, showing our saviour victory over death in which we share. Order forms and concept art can be found in the narthex or talk to the nearest youth about ordering yours today!

CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS PROGRAM  The Education Team is looking for person, passionate about our youth and Christmas to direct this year Christmas Program. If you are interested or have any questions, please talk to Cameron or the Education Team members, Cathy Dodge and Eric Kerr. 

 THE ROGERS CHRISTMAS PARADE will be  Friday Dec. 7 in downtown Rogers.  The theme this year is "Christmas"  We welcome all ideas, suggestions and help!   This is a great event for families.   If you would like to help with the float, please contact Kelly Faust or Nancy Eisma. 

 ADVENT BY BONFIRE  Attention men! Come join us for a night of fire, firepower, and faith as we celebrate the Advent of our Lord with a bonfire’s on Dec 1st at the Sij’s ranch. You will need a chair, your choice of meat, and beverages of your choice. A sign up is in the narthex and you can speak with Dave if you have more questions. Exact times and address to come.  

THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

November 18 through November 24, 2018

 SUNDAY

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

Handbell Choir                                                  8:45 A.M.

Communion                                                     10:00 A.M

Voters Meeting                                                11:30 A.M.

HTY Café                                                          12:15 P.M.

 MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

 WEDNESDAY

Staff Meeting                                                   12:00 P.M.

News & Notes Due                                          12:00 P.M.

 THURSDAY

Thanksgiving                                     Office Closed

 FRIDAY

Assemble Bulletin                                             1:00 P.M.

 NEXT SUNDAY

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M.

 FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

 Circuit Church– FAITH,  Bentonville  Pray that we are faithful in Word and Sacrament ministry so that disciples of Jesus may be made and strengthened.

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

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

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November 11, 2018

November 11, 2018

THE ROGERS CHRISTMAS PARADE will be  Friday Dec. 7 in downtown Rogers.  The theme this year is "Christmas"  We welcome all ideas, suggestions and help!   This is a great event for families.   If you would like to help with the float, please contact Kelly Faust or Nancy Eisma. 

TRUNK OR TREAT  A HUGE shoutout and thanks to everyone who helped with our Trunk or Treat this year. Thank you for understanding and being so quick to move inside. We had quite the turnout this year, possible because of the weather and our move indoors. I wanted to share with the congregation a message we received right after the event via facebook from a member of our community.

 "Your church did an excellent job with the trunk or treat. presented the gospel and gave the children a good time even tho the weather was crummy.  Thank you, good job and well done my family and the community enjoyed it."

 CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS PROGRAM  The Education Team is looking for person, passionate about our youth and Christmas to direct this year Christmas Program. If you are interested or have any questions, please talk to Cameron or the Education Team members, Cathy Dodge and Eric Kerr. 

THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790 AM) at 12:30 P.M. & The Bott Radio Network at 8 A.M. on 89.3 F.M.  "What is Heaven?" Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler  A message by Michael Zeigler for The Lutheran Hour based on John 17:1-5.

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

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

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

9:30-10:30 A.M Dave Lehenbauer leads a study for the men in Classroom 2 on the book of Romans.

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

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

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

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

LIFE THOUGHTS IN CHURCH    “Put not your trust in princes” (Psalm 146:3a). Neither stake yourself upon congresses or courts or physicians or popular opinions. None of these delays even their own death and only hastens the demise of others. Turn away from their life-shortening ways and take refuge instead in the God who made the universe. He who formed your body watches over the hopeless. He lifts up the lowly and saves life still. Lord Jesus, deliver into abundant and everlasting life all who cry out in desperation. Amen. (Pentecost XXV)

LIFE QUOTES   “God adopts. The Gospel is about adoption. Salvation’s story can’t be told apart from adoption. Christianity can’t happen without it … Pharaoh’s daughter adopting Moses leads to the Hebrews ending up liberated … Joseph adopting Jesus sets in motion sinners getting forgiven. Father Almighty offers His Son and adopts human beings for us to have a faith relationship with the Lord God and the hope of resurrection to everlasting life in His heavenly kingdom. No wonder early Christians opened the world’s first orphanages.” Rev. Michael W. Salemink, executive director of Lutherans For Life

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD  Reminder OCC boxes are due next week with $9 for shipping. Please do not forget as we cannot send them out past that date.  There is still time for YOU and YOUR FAMILY to take home a box or two and Follow the instructions/suggestions on the handout to pack a box full of items YOU select!  Our goal is 100 boxes;  can you help us meet or exceed this goal??  If you have questions, please contact Cameron Pullmann. 

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 have 10 tags for boys and girls and 10 tags for Senior adults.  Please help us make a special Christmas for those in need in our community.  Contact Pat Rader @ 479-644-4153 with questions.

 NYG CAFÉ & SHIRT FUNDRAISERS  Join next Sunday for a Thanksgiving Café after unity service. The only one who doesn’t like thanksgiving twice a year is my scale! The youth are also selling T shirts to raise money for the National Youth Gathering. Order forms and concept art can be found in the narthex or talk to the nearest youth about ordering yours today!

LUTHERAN CHURCH EXTENSION FUND  Your investment with LCEF help make LCMS Ministry happen!!

·        “Limited Time Only; 40 Month Note at 4% Return”   

·        Limit of 1 per Tax ID; Minimum of $500.00.

·        See Flyer in bulletin or on the Info Bar in Narthex for details.

 If interested, please contact John Jenkins

NEW BIBLE CLASS STARTING! - Starting November 18th we will begin a study of the Book of Isaiah.  We will go verse by verse and discuss the scripture and how it pertains to us in the here and now.  We meet in in Classroom 1 and start at 9:30 each Sunday morning. The Lord speaks to us today through scripture and you don’t want to miss out on what he has to say.  If you have any questions just let me know. Pam Pickett

 ADVENT BY CANDLELIGHT – Dec 2nd at 6:30 in the chapel. This is a great opportunity to fellowship, study God’s word, and sing carols. It is for women ages 14 and up. Please sign up in the Narthex so we get an accurate count and I am looking for 4-5 ladies to host a table. If you have any questions contact Pam Pickett – 479-601-2550 or pamsue27@gmail.com


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

November 11 through November 17, 2018

 SUNDAY

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M.

 MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

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

 TUESDAY

Council Meeting                                                6:30 P.M.

 WEDNESDAY

Volunteer Luncheon                                       12:00 P.M.

News & Notes Due                                          12:00 P.M.

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

 THURSDAY

Clarion Deadline                                             12:00 P.M.

 FRIDAY

Assemble Bulletin                                             1:00 P.M.

 NEXT SUNDAY

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

Handbell Choir                                                  8:45 A.M.

Communion                                                     10:00 A.M

Voters Meeting                                                11:30 A.M.

HTY Café                                                          12:15 P.M.

 FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

 Circuit Church– SALEM,   Springdale   Pray that the grace of God will strengthen and inspire us to share Christ and His love with our multi-ethnic community.

 Church Ministry – Sunday School. Please pray for our Sunday School program, our teachers, and for continued growth.

 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 4, 2018

November 4, 2018

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

 NEW MEMBER   We want to welcome the following new member into our congregation during the 10:45 service today.  Through the Sacrament of Baptism we welcome Jameson Ray Fredrick, the infant son of Matthew and Rachel Fredrick.  Welcome.

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 have 10 tags for boys and girls and 10 tags for Senior adults.  Please help us make a special Christmas for those in need in our community.  Contact Pat Rader @ 479-644-4153 with questions.

THANK YOU  The family of Stephanie Conner wishes to thank everyone for their kind words, prayers, and love at her unexpected passing.  Also, thanks for the food and the wonderful meal served prior to her service.

Brian Conner and kids, 

Charles and Debbie Wilken, 

Chris & Jeana Wilken and kids


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 Problem of Heaven" Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler What if we get to heaven-and we don't like it?

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LIFE THOUGHTS IN CHURCH    We get to love God not only in spirit but in the person of our neighbors (Mark 12:33). The same blood that makes Him our brother and us His children (Hebrews 9:12) also makes those around us into treasures and privileges. In protecting and providing for the least of these—uncertain parents, unresponsive patients, unborn embryos—the Kingdom Himself will never be far from us. Incarnate God, draw us into Your humility that our race be raised up. Amen. (Pentecost XXIV)

LIFE QUOTES   “How can we remain silent when life itself is in question? Standing firm and trusting in Jesus Christ, the Lord and Savior of life, and being willing to use our voices to speak up and share the truth about the value of human life are so very important as the world crumbles around us.”  

Virginia Flo, Lutherans For Life Regional Director of Minnesota –If you wish to support this organization, you can do so at the website: • www.lutheransforlife.org

CONGRATULATIONS to Josh and LeAnn Girshner on the birth of their baby girl.  Welcome to Emberly Ann Girshner, born October 18th, 6 lbs 12 oz.  20 inches.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD  The national week of collection ends November 19th which means we need to start packing soon!  In the past, we’ve asked you to make bulk donations to be packed in the boxes and then a handful of us had a packing & wrapping party.  This year, in order to spread the fun of purchasing AND packing, we want YOU and YOUR FAMILY to take home a box or two.  Follow the instructions/suggestions on the handout and pack a box full of items YOU select!  Return the packed box(es) along with $9.00 per box for processing and shipping by Sunday, November 18th.  Because we are using the ‘official’ Operation Christmas Child boxes, there’s no need to wrap!!  Our goal is 100 boxes;  can you help us meet or exceed this goal??  If you have questions, please contact Cameron Pullmann. 

ANOTHER THANK YOU  I would like to give a heartfelt thank you to everyone for the prayers for my Mom , for me, and for my family, during my Mom's illness and the aftermath of her death .The sympathy cards, phone calls, emails, and all the support were deeply appreciated. I, particularly, would like to thank, Elaine Taylor, who covered the office, and also Joyce Bauer, who helped her. I appreciate the time to make arrangements, to celebrate Mom's life, to grieve, and to get over the  flu.

 Love in Christ,

Krista Malone


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

November 4 through November 10, 2018

 SUNDAY FEED MY SHEEP

Communion                                                       8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Communion                                                     10:45 A.M.

 MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

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

Elder’s Meeting                                                 6:30 P.M

 TUESDAY

Education Team                                                5:30 P.M.

 WEDNESDAY

Staff Meeting                                                   12:00 P.M.

News & Notes Due                                          12:00 P.M.

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

 FRIDAY

Assemble Bulletin                                             1:00 P.M.

 NEXT SUNDAY

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M

 FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

 Circuit Church–RESTORATION Fayetteville  Pray for those sowing and gathering as Restoration Lutheran Church.

 Church Ministry. Hispanic Ministry Team:  Dear Jesus, pray that we can spread Your message to our neighbors through a common language.

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

 

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October 28, 2018

October 28, 2018

 THANK YOU   Pastor and Shirley Besel would like to thank everyone for the cards, gifts and kind words that were shared this last weekend.  We especially want to thank the congregation for the dinner and the gifts we received. 

Pastor Besel

FEED MY SHEEP  is next Sunday.  Thank you in advance for your generous contributions.  Many of you are not aware of the thanks that your generosity garners.  Those of us in the office are the recipients of so many thanks you’s .  We can only tell you that your neighbors are very grateful for the food you provide.

 OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD  It’s just the end of October, but now is the time to start planning for Operation Christmas Child.  The national week of collection ends November 19th which means we need to start packing soon!  In the past, we’ve asked you to make bulk donations to be packed in the boxes and then a handful of us had a packing & wrapping party.  This year, in order to spread the fun of purchasing AND packing, we want YOU and YOUR FAMILY to take home a box or two.  Follow the instructions/suggestions on the handout and pack a box full of items YOU select!  Return the packed box(es) along with $9.00 per box for processing and shipping by Sunday, November 18th.  Because we are using the ‘official’ Operation Christmas Child boxes, there’s no need to wrap!!  Our goal is 100 boxes;  can you help us meet or exceed this goal??  If you have questions, please contact Cameron Pullmann. 

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. “Stranger Than Fiction" Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
God is the Author Who becomes part of the story--our story. The Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler presents his first message as Lutheran Hour Speaker
(Romans 3:19-28)

 HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 LIFE THOUGHTS IN CHURCH   St. Simon & St. Jude – If our life-affirming message meets with opposition, that doesn’t mean we’ve gotten it wrong. It ought not frighten us into silence but rather encourage us to persist. The fallen world and sinful flesh persecuted the prophets (Jeremiah 26:7-11), the apostles, the reformers, and even Jesus. He Himself has privileged us to minister His own truth and love (John 15:19). Humankind beholds in us the One they cannot overcome, Him who overhauls them! Compassionate Master, strengthen and sustain us in Your Gospel labor. Amen (Pentecost XXIII)

LIFE QUOTES   “God justifies sinners by grace through faith for Jesus’ sake. Salvation comes as a gift and not because of one’s own works. This truth stands at the heart of all Christians say and do … God’s graciousness governs how we engage life issues. Not only are human beings forgiven, redeemed, and resurrected by grace, but every human life is valued and beloved by grace—

TIME CHANGE  Daylight savings time ends at 2:00 A.M. next Sunday, November 4th.  FALL BACK!   Enjoy an extra hour of sleep and still be on time for Church.  Enjoy!

CONGRATULATIONS to Josh and LeAnn Girshner on the birth of their baby girl.  Welcome to Emberly Ann Girshner, born October 18th, 6 lbs 12 oz.  20 inches.

THANK YOU  The Fellowship team has worked hard to make the last Sunday with the Besel family memorable.  It has been such a pleasure to find such a giving congregation in all we have requested.   We especially want to thank Libby Garner and committee who planned and organized the meal of the day. Thanks to the team of cooks with Steve Jones and Reatha Bracht who coordinated the meats being cooked and served.   Thanks to Bettye Platt and committee who presented such a beautiful bouquet of flowers throughout the hall.  Thanks to the office staff; Krista Malone who pulled together all the photos for the great memories throughout the years and Elaine Taylor, who pulled together the guests list, written information and kept us all grounded. A great big thank you to the Elders under the leadership of Brett Garner who knew how to make Pastor Besel and Shirley’s day wonderful.  And thank you to everyone who attended the celebration event.

Fellowship team, Elaine Launderville and Shirley Bernthal


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

October 28 through November 3, 2018

SUNDAY

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M.

MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

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

WEDNESDAY

News & Notes Due                                          12:00 P.M.

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

THURSDAY

Youth Ministry Team                                        5:30 P.M.

FRIDAY

Assemble Bulletin & Clarion                            1:00 P.M.

Pinochle Cards                                                  6:30 P.M.

NEXT SUNDAY FEED MY SHEEP

Communion                                                       8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Communion                                                     10:45 A.M

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

Circuit Church – ST. J0HN,  Fayetteville: Pray that God would guide the outreach of the congregation and the assimilation of new members. 

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

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 21, 2018

October 21, 2018


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

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

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

THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790 AM) at 12:30 P.M. & The Bott Radio Network at 8 A.M. on 89.3 F.M. “We Preach Christ Crucified" Guest Speaker: Dr. Oswald Hoffmann
In a classic message from 1955, Dr. Oswald Hoffmann talks about all the things that change-and the God Who doesn't.  (1 Corinthians 1:23-24)

 HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our Gospel is:

    J oyful in tone

    E arnest in spirit

    S atisfying to the soul

    U plifting to all

    S ane in its appeal.

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

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

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

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

TO THINK ABOUT

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

                                       - Brian Tracy

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

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

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

A Useful Vessel

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

Not what we have but what we spare.

Not what we clasp but what we lose.

Not what we hide but what we use.

 

A vessel He will make of you.

If small or great, ‘twill surely do—

Great joy and peace will always fill

The one who’s yielded to His will.

—Author unknown


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY 

October 21 through October 27, 2018

 

SUNDAY

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Communion                                                     10:45 A.M.

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

 MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

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

 TUESDAY

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

 WEDNESDAY

News & Notes Due                                          12:00 P.M.

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

 FRIDAY

Assemble Bulletin & Clarion                            1:00 P.M.

 NEXT SUNDAY

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M

 FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

 Circuit Church –LIVING SAVIOR,  Bethel Heights  Pray that God would guide the outreach of the congregation and the assimilation of new members. 

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

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

 

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October 7, 2018

October 7, 2018

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

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

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

THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790 AM) at 12:30 P.M. & The Bott Radio Network at 8 A.M. on 89.3 F.M. “God Created" Guest Speaker: Rev. Perry Hart:  Life is a precious gift. Guest speaker, Rev. Perry Hart warns against our culture's devaluation of life and calls us to see ourselves and others as precious people, created by God, redeemed by Christ. (Genesis 1:27)

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 MEMORIES  Krista needs your help in

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

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

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

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

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

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

October 7 through October 13, 2018

 SUNDAY FEED MY SHEEP

Communion                                                       8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Communion                                                     10:45 A.M.

 MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

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

 TUESDAY

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

Council Meeting                                                6:30 P.M.

 WEDNESDAY

News & Notes Due                                          12:00 P.M.

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

Choir Rehearsal                                                 6:30 P.M.

Praise Group Rehearsal                                    7:30 P.M.

 FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin                                             1:00 P.M.

 NEXT SUNDAY 

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

 Circuit Church – GRACE,  Holiday Island  Pray for the love of Jesus to be demonstrated in the lives of our members.

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

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

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October 14, 2018

October 14, 2018

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790 AM) at 12:30 P.M. & The Bott Radio Network at 8 A.M. on 89.3 F.M. “We Will Not Fear"  Guest Speaker: Dr. Oswald Hoffmann - Dr. Oswald Hoffmann says, "Fear is a fact of life ... but faith in God harnesses fear and points it in the right direction."
(Psalm 46)

 HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Prayer 1

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

 

Prayer 2

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

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

THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

October 14 through October 20, 2018

 SUNDAY

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M.

HTY Café                                                          11:45 A.M.

 MONDAY

    Pastors at District Conference in Tennessee through Wednesday

Cameron’s Day Off

November Clarion Deadline                          12:00 P.M.

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

 WEDNESDAY

News & Notes Due                                          12:00 P.M.

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

 FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin                                             1:00 P.M.

Jr. High Linkt Retreat

 NEXT SUNDAY  UNITY SUNDAY

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

Communion                                                     10:45 A.M

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

 FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

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

 Church Ministry- Outreach:  Dear God, bless the helping hands that serve You by helping others who are in need.  Amen.

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

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September 30, 2018

September 30, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790 AM) at 12:30 P.M. & The Bott Radio Network at 8 A.M. on 89.3 F.M. “Cut Off-for Us" Guest Speaker: Dr. Lawrence R. Rast Jr.  Sin is serious because it cuts us off from God. Guest speaker Dr. Lawrence Rast says Jesus was cut off from God, in our place.


HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ELDER UPDATE ON PASTOR SEARCH

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

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

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

September 30 through October 6, 2018

SUNDAY

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M.

MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

Elder’s Meeting                                                 6:30 P.M.

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

TUESDAY

Education Team                                                5:30 P.M.

WEDNESDAY

Staff Meeting                                                   12:00 P.M.

News & Notes Due                                          12:00 P.M.

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

Choir Rehearsal                                                 6:30 P.M.

Praise Group Rehearsal                                    7:30 P.M.

THURSDAY

Outreach Team                                               11:30 A.M.

Youth Ministry Team                                        5:30 P.M.

FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Clarion and Bulletin                         1:00 P.M.

Cards                                                                  6:30 P.M.

NEXT SUNDAY  FEED MY SHEEP

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

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

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

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

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September 23, 2018

September 23, 2018

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

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

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

THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790 AM) at 12:30 P.M. & The Bott Radio Network at 8 A.M. on 89.3 F.M. “Come, Lord Jesus" Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. Dale A. Meyer  In a classic message from 1998, Dr. Dale Meyer explains how a common table prayer reminds us of our dependence upon God and His gifts. (Exodus 16)

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

An Offertory Prayer

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

 Now we give our tokens of love and appreciation to You.  First, we offer our grateful hearts, minds and souls.  Receive our praise and thanksgiving.  We also offer the gifts of our labor, our monetary offerings, and our pledge of talent, time and service. 
Help us to be dedicated servants for You in our daily lives so we may be more worthy of the life You have given us.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

 THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

September 23 through September29, 2018

 SUNDAY

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M.

 MONDAY

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

Cameron’s Day Off

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

 TUESDAY

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

 WEDNESDAY

News & Notes Due                                          12:00 P.M.

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

 THURSDAY

Elaine Taylor (Return from Vacation)

 FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Clarion and Bulletin                         1:00 P.M.

 NEXT SUNDAY

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M

 FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

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

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

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

 

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September 16, 2018

September 16, 2018

 

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

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

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

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

THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790 AM) at 12:30 P.M. & The Bott Radio Network at 8 A.M. on 89.3 F.M. “The Mystery of God"
Guest Speaker: Dr. Oswald Hoffmann The undeniable hiddenness of God becomes the openness of God when you see His Son, Jesus Christ.
(Isaiah 55:6-9)

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(Pentecost XVII)

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

www.lutheransforlife.org


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

September 16 through September 22, 2018

 SUNDAY

Communion                                                       8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Communion                                                     10:45 A.M.

 MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

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

 TUESDAY

Elaine Taylor (Vacation through 9/27)

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

 WEDNESDAY

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

News & Notes Due                                          12:00 P.M.

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

 THURSDAY

Cameron (Return from Vacation)

 FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin                                             1:00 P.M.

 NEXT SUNDAY

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M

 FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

 Circuit Church –Messiah, Pea Ridge  Pray for God to open the hearts of all to receive their Savior Jesus Christ.

 Church Ministry: Officers:  Pray for our Officers as they guide the congregation through the selection of a new Pastor.Pray also for our Military:  Especially remember, Timothy Gibson, son of Harry and Ann Gibson, serving in the U.S. Navy.

 

 

 

 

 

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September 9, 2018

September 9, 2018

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

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

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

THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790 AM) at 12:30 P.M. & The Bott Radio Network at 8 A.M. on 89.3 F.M. The Changeless Christ for a Changing World" Guest Speaker: Dr. Walter A. Maier  In a classic message first heard in 1937, Dr. Walter A. Maier tells how Christ comes to us in our world of change and decay with a message of unchanging hope.
(Hebrews 13:8)

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(Pentecost XVI)

THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

 September 9 through September 15, 2018

 SUNDAY

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M.

 

MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

Elder’s Meeting                                                 6:30 P.M.

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

 

TUESDAY

Council Meeting                                                6:30 P.M.

Elaine Taylor (Vacation through 9/27)

WEDNESDAY

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

News & Notes Due                                          12:00 P.M.

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

Choir Rehearsal                                                 6:30 P.M.

Praise Group Rehearsal                                    7:30 P.M.

THURSDAY

Cameron (Vacation through 9/20)

FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin                                             1:00 P.M.

NEXT SUNDAY

Communion                                                       8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Communion                                                     10:45 A.M

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

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September 2, 2018

September 2, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790 AM) at 12:30 P.M. & The Bott Radio Network at 8 A.M. on 89.3 F.M. Eager to Preach the Good News" Guest Speaker: Dr. Oswald Hoffmann--In a classic message from 1968, Dr. Oswald Hoffmann says, "The Good News (of Christ) is really good; good enough to believe, good enough to trust."(Romans 1:14-17)

 HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Amen.. (Pentecost XV)

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

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

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

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

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

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

THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

September 2 through September 8, 2018

 SUNDAY

Pastor on Vacation to Texas

Communion                                                       8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Communion                                                     10:45 A.M.

MONDAY – LABOR DAY

Office Closed

TUESDAY

Education Team Meeting                                 5:30 P.M.

WEDNESDAY

Staff Meeting                                                   12:00 P.M.

News & Notes Due                                          12:00 P.M.

Choir Rehearsal                                                 6:30 P.M.

Praise Group Rehearsal                                    7:30 P.M.

THURSDAY

Outreach Team Meeting                                 11:30 P.M.

Youth Ministry Team Meeting                         5:30 P.M.

Bev Lehenbauer Funeral                                  7:00 P.M.

FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

Cameron’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin                                             1:00 P.M.

Cards                                                                  6:30 P.M.

NEXT SUNDAY-FEED MY SHEEP

Communion                                                       8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Communion                                                     10:45 A.M

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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