Holy Trinity Bible Studies
9:30-10:30am - Pastor Besel is leading a four week series on “Joseph – Carpenter of Steel” in Classroom 1 from the Lutheran Hour Men’s Ministry.
9:30-10:30am in the Conference Room - Women Bible Study by Beth Moore “LIVING BEYOND YOURSELF – Exploring the Fruit of the Spirit” - Led by Libby Garner
2nd & 4th Mondays at 2:00pm - Rotating Hostesses: Herb & Shirley Bernthal, Spike & Dolores Hermes, Joe & Barbara Raleigh and Maxine Reihman, and Betty Jensen – Led by Vern Schaefer
Next Sunday is a UNITY Sunday – Sunday School will start at 8:45am and there will be only one church service which begins at 10:00am. Afterwards, there will be a POTLUCK DINNER (Youth are at NYG) and a Voter’s Meeting. Be sure to join us for both!
Pastor Besel is attending the Synodical Conventionthrough Thursday, July14th. If you need pastoral care during this time, please contact Pastor Bernthal, Cameron Pullmann, or your Elder. If you want to follow the convention, there are various links through the Synod’s web site – including live streaming. It is: www.lcms.org
On Wednesday, our office manager, Casey Bolte, submitted her two week notice. We wish her well on her future endeavors and thank her for her faithful service. If you are interested in volunteering in the office until we hire an additional office worker, please contact Pastor or the Church Office.
T-SHIRTS ARE IN!
If you ordered a t-shirt from the youth group, they are in. Stop by the table in the Narthex and pick up your shirt! A second order will be placed – if you are interested, please contact Cameron ASAP!
If you are attending college in the Fall, please contact the church office. We like to prepare a “care package” for all of our college students and need to know how many to make. Thank you!
THE LUTHERAN HOUR
Today on KURM (790AM) at 12:30 and The Bott Radio Network at 8AM on 89.3FM "Extreme Neighborliness" Lutheran Hour Speaker: Rev. Dr. Gregory Seltz - Through His love and sacrifice, Jesus is the extreme neighbor to you and all people. (Luke 10:25-37)
NEWS AND NOTES
Reminder the deadline for News and Notes each week is Wednesday by noon. If you have articles, please send them to the office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GIRL’S LUNCH OUT
– The signup sheet is up! Join us for lunch at Copeland’s on Thursday, July 21st at 11:30am. Please put your name on the signup sheet so we’ll know how many seats to save!
VBS DECORATING JULY 23RD
VBS is fast approaching and we are buckling down and getting ready. One of the biggest, and honestly most fun, ways you can help is by helping us decorate. This year we will transform the education wing and other parts of the church into a magnificent cave to help us better explore God's love. We will be starting around 4:00pm on July 23rd. If you would like to help or learn more about VBS this year, please contact Cameron.
SAMARITAN CENTER BACKPACK EVENT
Each year, the Samaritan Center collects items to fill backpacks for local school age children in need. Each year, our church has supported this event by collecting one item. This year, we are collecting COLLEGE RULE SPIRAL NOTEBOOKS (single subject size). Our goal is to collect 1,500 notebooks! Please pick up a few notebooks when you are at the store (summer school sales will start soon!). Place the notebooks under the sign in the Giving Center. Thank you!
UPDATE ON THE NURSERY
Due to low usage and difficulty staffing the nursery, it will be converted into a cry room effective the first Sunday in August (08/07/2016). This means the room is still available for use by parents, however parents will need to stay with their children. There will not be an adult present to watch the children. The video feed will continue to be available. If you have any concerns or comments regarding this conversion, please contact your Elder or the church office.
NATIONAL YOUTH GATHERING
The Youth and their adult companions will be leaving for the National Youth Gathering in New Orleans on Wednesday morning. They thank you for all the support you have given them through HTY Cafes, etc. to make the trip possible. You can follow the events of the Youth Gathering through the Synod’s web site. It is: www.lcms.org
Please keep them all in your prayers. Those attending are: Cole Brockoff, Conner Byrd, Kelsey Byrd, Daniel Cearley, Jarrod Eisma, Kendell Faust, Mackie Gregory, Zander Gregory, Abbey Griffin, Aaron Gust, Valerie Gust, Amelia Gutche, Courtney Gutche, Lauren Kellogg, Zeke Peterson, and Matthew Sij. Their adult leaders are: Cameron and Terra Pullmann, Pam Pickett, and Dean Eisma.
DON’T FORGET MISSION U!
We are hosting our next session of Mission U on Saturday, July 23, from 9 AM – 2 PM in Classroom 1. This session is “Equipping to Share: Tough Questions.” Participants will learn how to classify, identify, and get to the root of tough questions and objections to Christianity, and practice giving sensitive and relevant answers that point to the Savior, using messages of “Law” and “Gospel” as appropriate. The congregation is picking up the costs, including lunch. Please sign up on the bulletin board in the Narthex by next Sunday so we can order food.
A little boy asked his mother why the minister got a month's vacation while his dad only got two weeks. The mother answered, “Well, son, if he's a good minister, he needs it. If he isn’t, the congregation needs it.” -- Garrison Keillor
“For all the millions of walking wounded in our society, for those who have had an abortion or have been affected by an abortion decision, there is a Word of Hope—Lutherans For Life’s healing ministry. Word of Hope (888.217.8679; www.word-of-hope.org) connects men and women ‘soul wounded’ through the act of abortion to the forgiveness and healing that comes only through knowing that God loves you and sent His Son to free you from the guilt of all sin—including abortion.” Diane E. Schroeder, former president of Lutherans For Life – A Life Quote from Lutherans For Life • www.lutheransforlife.org
TO THINK ABOUT…
Jacob was a cheater. Peter had a temper. David had an affair. Noah got drunk. Jonah ran from God. Paul was a murderer. Gideon was insecure. Miriam was a gossip. Mary was a worrier. Thomas was a doubter. Sara was impatient. Elijah was moody. Moses stuttered. Zacheus was short. Abraham was old and Lazarus was dead. Despite all their excuses, God used each one to build His kingdom. How about you?
FOR YOUR PRAYERS:
Circuit Church: Messiah, Pea Ridge. May Messiah Lutheran be a light of Christ in Pea Ridge.
Church Ministry Team/Group: Church Office Staff: Guard our hearts Lord so that we may stay compassionate to those we serve.
Local Ministry: Not Available At This Time
Pray also for our Military; especially Jake Button, who is in the National Guard, Robert Sabatini who is in the Reserves, and Andy Boyd who is in the Air Force. Also remember, Shawn Gibson, son of Harry and Ann Gibson, serving in the U.S. Navy.
THE MEASURE OF OUR LOVE “We love because he first loved us”
Those who worshiped last Sunday: 147 (60 Early Service, 87 Late Service)
Those who shared last Sunday: $5,951 ($20 Pastor’s Care Fund, $355 Food Pantry/Feed My Sheep, $20 Building Fund, $50 Landscaping)