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August 26, 2018

August 26, 2018

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

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

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

THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790 AM) at 12:30 P.M. & The Bott Radio Network at 8 A.M. on 89.3 F.M. What Is Best" Speaker Emeritus of The Lutheran Hour: Rev. Dr. Ken Klaus: Far too many people assume there are differences in commercial products, political candidates and school systems, but these same people believe all religions are the same. Today we join with the Apostle Paul in praying people may discern what is best when it comes to their Savior. (Philippians 1:9-10)

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

August 26 through September 1, 2018

SUNDAY

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M.

MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

WEDNESDAY

News & Notes Due                                          12:00 P.M.

Choir Rehearsal                                                 6:30 P.M.

Praise Group Rehearsal                                    7:30 P.M.

FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin                                             1:00 P.M.

NEXT SUNDAY-FEED MY SHEEP

Communion                                                       8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Communion                                                     10:45 A.M

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

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

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

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

 

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August 19, 2018

August 19, 2018

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

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

THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790 AM) at 12:30 P.M. & The Bott Radio Network at 8 A.M. on 89.3 F.M. In Your Light We See Light"
Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. Dale A. Meyer
Meditation is time to think, and Christian meditation thinks about God in the light of Jesus Christ. It is "a lamp to our feet and a light to our path."
(Psalm 36 )

 HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

August 19 through August 25, 2018

SUNDAY

Communion                                                       8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Communion                                                     10:45 A.M.

MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

WEDNESDAY

News & Notes Due                                          12:00 P.M.

Choir Rehearsal                                                 6:30 P.M.

Praise Group Rehearsal                                    7:30 P.M.

FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin & Clarion                            1:00 P.M.

NEXT SUNDAY

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

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

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

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

 

 

 

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August 12, 2018

August 12, 2018

 

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

Cole Brockhoff - NWACC

Connor Byrd – U of A - Fayetteville

Jacob Byrd – U of A - Fayetteville

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

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

Mackie Gregory – U of A – Fayetteville

Zander Gregory – U of A – Fayetteville

Matthew Sij – U of A – Fayetteville

Hailey Budensiek – TCU – Ft. Worth, TX

Alecia Gutche – Harding University – Searcy, AR

Courtney Gutche – Missouri State University, Springfield, MO

Colby Isbell – Missouri State University – Springfield, MO

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

 

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

THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790 AM) at 12:30 P.M. & The Bott Radio Network at 8 A.M. on 89.3 F.M. Pigeonholed”  Speaker Emeritus of The Lutheran Hour:  Rev. Dr. Ken Klaus—Just when you think you are getting to know Jesus, He says something which can confuse.  Today the world remains confused about God’s Son, our Savior.  That’s because Jesus refuses to be pigeonholed by the world’s desires or expectations.  He’s God’s Son, Who has come to save humankind.  Anything else, or different than this, is simply unacceptable. 

(John 6:42)
 

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dave Lehenbauer & Casey Bolte.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Honoring:   LeAnn Girshner

WhenSaturday, August 18,

         2-4 P.M.

Where:  Holy Trinity Chapel

RSVP:    Reatha@640-3491

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

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

 


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

 

August 12 through August 18, 2018

 

SUNDAY

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M.

 

MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

 

TUESDAY

Council Meeting                                                6:30 P.M.

 

WEDNESDAY

News & Notes Due                                          12:00 P.M.

Clarion Articles Due                                        12:00 P.M.

 

FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin                                             1:00 P.M.

 

NEXT SUNDAY

Communion                                                       8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Communion                                                     10:45 A.M

 

 

 

 

 

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

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

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

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

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August 5, 2018

August 5, 2018

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790 AM) at 12:30 P.M. & The Bott Radio Network at 8 A.M. on 89.3 F.M. And the Pursuit of Happiness" Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. Dale A. Meyer When the main goal in life is your happiness, you've turned in on yourself and away from others, especially God. Turn from yourself to Jesus and you'll know a peace that surpasses all understanding, and that is the basis for true lasting happiness. (Exodus 16:2-15; John 6:22-35)

 

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 through their web site:  www.lutheransforlife.org

 

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

 

TO THINK ABOUT

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

 

 

Honoring:  LeAnn Girshner

 

WhenSaturday, August 18,

         2-4 P.M.

 

Where:  Holy Trinity Chapel

 

RSVP:    Reatha@640-3491

 

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


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

 

August 5 through August 11, 2018

 

SUNDAY – FEED MY SHEEP

Communion                                                                     8:00 A.M.

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

Communion                                                                  10:45 A.M.

 

MONDAY

Pastor Besel on Vacation through August 10

Cameron’s Day Off

Elder’s Meeting                                                              6:30 P.M.

 

TUESDAY

Education Team                                                            5:30 P.M.

 

WEDNESDAY

News & Notes Due                                                     12:00 P.M.

 

FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin                                                        1:00 P.M.

 

NEXT WEEK

Worship                                                                            8:00 A.M.

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

Worship                                                                          10:45 A.M

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

 

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

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

 

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

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July 29, 2018

July 29, 2018

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790 AM) at 12:30 P.M. & The Bott Radio Network at 8 A.M. on 89.3 F.M. It's Not a Cruise Ship" Guest Speaker: Rev. Timothy Teuscher-- The church is not some cruise ship sailing aimlessly about in this life and merely entertaining those on board; but, rather, it is the ark, the only boat whereby, as we traverse this stormy sea of life, we are being brought safely to the other side, to eternity.  (Mark 6:45-56)

 

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

SUMMER MIX YOUTH ACTIVITES:

Grades 6 – 12

 

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

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

Ishkosh, WI  54902.


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

 

July 30 through August 4, 2018

 

 

SUNDAY – FEED MY SHEEP

Communion                                                                     8:00 A.M.

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

Communion                                                                  10:45 A.M.

 

MONDAY

Pastor Besel on Vacation through August 10

Cameron’s Day Off

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

 

WEDNESDAY

News & Notes Due                                                     12:00 P.M.

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

 

THURSDAY

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

 

FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

 

NEXT WEEK

Worship                                                                            8:00 A.M.

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

Worship                                                                          10:45 A.M

 

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

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

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

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

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July 22, 2018

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790 AM) at 12:30 P.M. & The Bott Radio Network at 8 A.M. on 89.3 F.M. You Feed Them" Speaker Emeritus of The Lutheran Hour: Rev. Dr. Ken Klaus,  Every job looks like it's easy if you don't have to do it. That was certainly the case when Jesus told His disciples to feed the crowd. With no McDonald's in the area, they came back and asked Jesus to do what they couldn't. We would be wise if we did the same.  (Mark 6:37)

 

 

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday

6:30 P.M. - Living Disciple class

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

 

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

Von & Phyllis Von Holdt

 

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

Blessings,

Penny Stamile,

Director of Development

 

 

SUMMER MIX YOUTH ACTIVITES:

Grades 6 – 12

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

 

July 15 through July 21, 2018

 

 

SUNDAY

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

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

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M.

 

MONDAY

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

Cameron’s Day Off

 

WEDNESDAY

News & Notes Due                                          12:00 P.M.

 

THURSDAY

Living Disciple Class                                         6:30 P.M.

 

FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Clarion and Bulletin                        1:00 P.M.

 

NEXT WEEK

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

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

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M

 

 

 

 

 

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

 

Circuit Church –BELLA VISTA,

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

 

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

 

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

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July 15, 2018

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790 AM) at 12:30 P.M. & The Bott Radio Network at 8 A.M. on 89.3 F.M. My Feelings, Meet God's Word!" Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. Dale A. Meyer.  Emotions often drive our lives. When we think about our feelings in light of the Word of God, we are led to Jesus our Savior, but ignoring God's Word makes life a soap opera mess.
(Mark 6:14-29)

 

 

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday

6:30 P.M. - Living Disciple class

 

 

 

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

Carol Wahl

 

 

SUMMER MIX YOUTH ACTIVITES:

Grades 6 – 12

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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TO THINK ABOUT

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

 - Martin Luther

 

 


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

 

July 15 through July 21, 2018

 

 

UNITY SUNDAY

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

Communion                                                    10:00 A.M.

 

MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

 

WEDNESDAY

Staff Meeting                                                  12:00 P.M.

Clarion Articles and

News & Notes Due                                          12:00 P.M.

 

THURSDAY

Living Disciple Class                                         6:30 P.M.

 

FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin                                             1:00 P.M.

 

NEXT WEEK

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

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

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M

 

 

 

 

 

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

 

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

 

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

 

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

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July 8, 2018

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790 AM) at 12:30 P.M. & The Bott Radio Network at 8 A.M. on 89.3 F.M. Sufficiency" Speaker Emeritus of The Lutheran Hour: Rev. Dr. Ken Klaus
In a world of pain and violence, people ask, "Why doesn't God do something?" Pastor Ken Klaus answers, "He has."
(2 Corinthians 12:9)

 

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday

6:30 P.M. - Living Disciple class

 

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

 

SUMMER MIX YOUTH ACTIVITES:

Grades 6 – 12

 

July 12th – Incredibles 2 around 12pm

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

 

Life’s Little Blessings

 

So many of life’s little blessings today

Will come unnoticed and slip away,

While we continue to grumble and fuss,

Ignoring the good God Who gave them to us.

How much more happy our lives would be,

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

The numerous blessings He gives us each day,

Which lighten our burdens and brighten our way.

—Glenda Fulton Davis

 

 

 

 

 

Learning from the Great Personalities Of the Bible

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

If you are getting lazy, listen to James.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

 

July 8 through July 14, 2018

 

 

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

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

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M.

 

MONDAY

Cameron in Minneapolis for Youth Meeting all week

Outreach Team                                               11:30 A.M.

Elders Meeting                                                  6:30 P.M.

 

TUESDAY

        No Church Council Meeting                   

 

WEDNESDAY

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

 

THURSDAY

Living Disciple Class                                         6:30 P.M.

 

FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin                                             1:00 P.M.

 

UNITY SUNDAY NEXT WEEK

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

Communion                                                    10:00 A.M

 

 

 

 

 

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

 

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

 

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

 

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

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June 24, 2018

 

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790 AM) at 12:30 P.M. & The Bott Radio Network at 8 A.M. on 89.3 F.M. Jesus, Don't You Care?"
Speaker Emeritus of The Lutheran Hour: Rev. Dr. Ken Klaus:  After seeing one of the Savior's miracles the disciples asked, "Who is this Guy?" After Pentecost, they knew Who Jesus was and why He had come. Even so, the world keeps coming up with wrong answers when they ask, "Just Who is this Guy?"  (Mark 4:38-41)

 

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday

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

 

SUMMER MIX YOUTH ACTIVITES:

Grades 6 - 12

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

UPDATE ON PICTURE DIRECTORY:

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

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

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

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

Elaine Launderville

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

 

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

 

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

(Pentecost V)

 

Our Gospel is:

    J oyful in tone

    E arnest in spirit

    S atisfying to the soul

    U plifting to all

    S ane in its appeal.

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

 

 

YOUR FACE CAN WITNESS

 

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

 

    10    — for a smile from a worshiper

    10    — for a greeting from someone sitting nearby

  100    — for an exchange of names

  200    — for an invitation to coffee or dinner

  200    — for an invitation to return

 1000    — for an introduction to another worshiper

2000    — for an invitation to meet the pastor

 

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

 

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

William Arthur Ward, Quote Magazine

 


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

 

June 24 through June 30, 2018

 

 

SUNDAY

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

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

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M.

 

MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

 

WEDNESDAY

News and Notes Due                                      12:00 P.M.

 

THURSDAY

Mid-South District Convention through Saturday

No Living Disciple Class                                     

 

FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin                                             1:00 P.M.

 

NEXT SUNDAY/FEED MY SHEEP

Communion                                                       8:00 A.M.

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

Communion                                                    10:45 A.M

 

 

 

 

 

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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June 17, 2018

June 17, 2018

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790 AM) at 12:30 P.M. & The Bott Radio Network at 8 A.M. on 89.3 F.M. Tell Me a Story!"  Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. Dale A. Meyer Jesus loves to tell us stories. In His stories about the normal things of life, Jesus teaches us about the reign of God in our lives. This Father's Day, what makes for a godly father, or mother or Christian? The willingness to tell our stories. (Mark 4:26-34)
 

 

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday

6:30 PM  The Living Disciple class in Classroom 1.

 

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

 

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

 

SUMMER MIX YOUTH ACTIVITES:

Grades 6 - 12

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

(Pentecost IV)

 

UPDATE ON PICTURE DIRECTORY:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Elaine Launderville

 

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

 


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

 

June 17 through June 23, 2018

 

 

SUNDAY/ FATHER’S DAY

RETURN BABY BOTTLES

Communion                                                       8:00 A.M.

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

Communion                                                    10:45 A.M.

 

MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

 

WEDNESDAY

Staff Meeting                                                  12:00 P.M.

News and Notes Due                                      12:00 P.M.

 

THURSDAY

Living Disciple Class                                         6:30 P.M.

 

FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Clarion and Bulletin                        1:00 P.M

 

NEXT SUNDAY/MISSION SUNDAY

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

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

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M

 

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

 

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

 

Church Ministry-Music Ministry: 

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

 

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

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June 10, 2018

June 10, 2018

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790 AM) at 12:30 P.M. & The Bott Radio Network at 8 A.M. on 89.3 F.M. A Light Momentary Affliction?"
Speaker Emeritus of The Lutheran Hour: Rev. Dr. Ken Klaus:  Paul had his problems. You've never met anyone who didn't. And yet, Paul called his problems "light" and "momentary". Today's message deals with the question, 'What does Paul know that we don't?'  (2 Corinthians 4:17-5:1).
 

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

A NOTE FROM CAROL LAPUTZ

Hi All

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

4400 Castle Pines Drive

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

Carol

 

 

SUMMER MIX YOUTH ACTIVITES:

Grades 6 - 12

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Jenny Sevick.

 


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

 

June 10 through June 16, 2018

 

SUNDAY/ FEED MY SHEEP

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

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

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M.

 

MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

 

TUESDAY

Council Meeting                                                6:30 P.M.

 

WEDNESDAY

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

 

THURSDAY

Pastor in Memphis Mid-South Committee Meeting

 

FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin                                             1:00 P.M

 

NEXT SUNDAY/FATHER’S DAY

Communion                                                       8:00 A.M.

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

Communion                                                    10:45 A.M

 

 

 

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

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

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June 3, 2018

June 3, 2018

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

 

THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790 AM) at 12:30 P.M. & The Bott Radio Network at 8 A.M. on 89.3 F.M. The Battleground of Time"
Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. Dale A. Meyer
Military personnel know what it means to be on the front line in combat. This message is about a battleground where we're between opposing forces and could easily lose our life, the Battleground of Time.
(Deuteronomy 5:12-15; Mark 2:23-3:6)

 

 

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

SUMMER MIX YOUTH ACTIVITES:

Grades 6 - 12

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

+ + + IN MEMORIAM + + +

 

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

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

 


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

 

June 3 through June 9, 2018

 

SUNDAY/ FEED MY SHEEP

Communion                                                       8:00 A.M.

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

Communion                                                    10:45 A.M.

 

MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

Elder’s Meeting                                                 6:30 P.M.

 

TUESDAY

Education Team Meeting                                 5:30 P.M.

 

WEDNESDAY

Staff Meeting                                                  12:00 P.M.

News and Notes Due                                      12:00 P.M.

 

THURSDAY

Outreach Team Meeting                                11:30 A.M.

Directory Photos                                               2 – 9 P.M.

Living Disciple Class                                         6:30 P.M.

 

FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin                                             1:00 P.M

Directory Photos                                               2 – 9 P.M.

 

SATURDAY

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

Mary Hartwig Memorial Service                   10:00 A.M.

Directory Photos                                             10 – 5 P.M.

 

NEXT SUNDAY

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

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

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M.

 

 

 

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

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

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May 27, 2018

May 27, 2018

 


THANK YOU  The Campus CONNECTion care packages were mailed to our college students at the beginning of May.  The packages included homemade cookies, store bought treats, a $10 gas card to help them get home, and a personal note from Pastor.  Thank you SO much Connie Heintz and Debbie Wilken for providing cookies for the care packages!  Thank you as well Christy Lehenbauer for using a Thrivent Action Team to cover the cost of packing materials and postage!!  The students LOVED the treats!  Most of the college students will be home soon – be sure to welcome them back to church when you see them!  If you would like to be involved in this outreach ministry, please contact Casey Bolte.

 

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

 

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

 

 

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. “Impossible”  Speaker Emeritus Rev. Dr. Ken Klaus- Can death hold us?  Experience says, “Yes!” the Apostle Peter says “No”.  Today’s sermon talks about making possible that which can’t happen. (Acts 2:22-24)

 

 

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

9:30-10:30 A.M. – Pastor Besel is showing the video “A Tale of Two Brains” (male and female) today in Classroom 1.  The Bible Study “Sex and Romance in the Bible” begins on June 10.

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

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

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

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

Thursday

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

 

 

 

PICTURE DIRECTORY  You are invited to participate in our upcoming professional photography session.  We will take pictures on June 7, 8, 9, at the church.  Thursday and Friday we will have sessions from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m.  On Saturday, we will take pictures from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

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

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

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

Elaine Launderville and Shirley Bernthal, Fellowship Ministry Team

 

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

 

 

SUMMER MIX YOUTH ACTIVITES

 

*Correction from last week* - Summer Mix activities are open for all youth in grades 6-12.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

LIFE QUOTES   Would you be willing to take a little bit of time on Memorial Day to do two things?  One is to thank God for the successful outcomes of the sacrifices that these graves represent.  Our country is a free and blessed place, and our freedom was bought at a terrible price.  Second, will you rededicate yourself to sharing the good news of Jesus so that as many people as possible will be rejoicing on resurrection day”?  As you think about cemeteries, realize that God has the last word: ‘Multitudes who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake: some to everlasting life, others to shame and everlasting contempt’ (Daniel 12:2 NIV).  All Christian warriors will awake soon to new life.”  Pastor Mark Jeske, Time of Grace–If you wish to support Lutherans for Life, you can through their web site www.lutheransforlife.org

 

LIFE THOUGHTS IN THE CHURCH YEAR  “Woe is me!  . . I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclear lips” (Isaiah 6:5).  Many among us complicit in crimes against life secretly cry Isaiah’s lament.  “Behold . . . your guilt is taken away, and your sin atoned for” (6:7).  The Gospel of God’s healing holiness speaks especially to them.  How can we keep silent about it when the same fierce Spirit of Fatherhood and Sonship so fills us.  Loving Father, Son, and Spirit, send us to prophesy of Your eternal life.  Amen.  (Holy Trinity)

 


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

 

May 27 through June 2, 2018

 

SUNDAY/ HOLY TRINITY

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

Memorial Day (office closed)

Cameron’s Day Off

 

WEDNESDAY

News and Notes Due                                                12:00 P.M.

 

THURSDAY

Living Disciple Class                                                   6:30 P.M.

 

FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin                                                        1:00 P.M

Cards Group                                                                    6:30 P.M

 

NEXT SUNDAY / FEED MY SHEEP

Communion                                                                     8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                               9:30 A.M.

Communion                                                                  10:45 A.M.

 

 

 

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

 

Circuit Church:  Fayetteville Mission, J.D. Zischke:  Pray that God would provide a new location for worship.

 

 

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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May 20, 2018

May 20, 2018

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

 


 

THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790 AM) at 12:30 P.M. & The Bott Radio Network at 8 A.M. on 89.3 F.M “Functional Atheist No More!”  Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. Dale A. Meyer--  Christians like to think of themselves as following the first disciples.  That’s uncomfortably true.  The first disciples had trouble believing the promises of Jesus for their daily lives.  Too often we do too.   On Pentecost the Spirit of the risen Lord Jesus gave the first disciples faith like they had never had before.  Today the same Spirit is ready to do the same for us? (Acts 2:1-21; John 15, 26-27)

 

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday

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

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

 

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

 

PICTURE DIRECTORY  You are invited to participate in our upcoming professional photography session.  We will take pictures on June 7, 8, 9, at the church.  Thursday and Friday we will have sessions from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m.  On Saturday, we will take pictures from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

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

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

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

Elaine Launderville and Shirley Bernthal, Fellowship Ministry Team

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

SUMMER MIX YOUTH ACTIVITES

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

 

May 20 through May 25, 2018

 

SUNDAY/PENTECOST

Communion                                                                     8:00 A.M.

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

Emergency Preparedness Training                     9:30 A.M.

Handbell Choir                                                               9:30 A.M.

Communion                                                                  10:45 A.M.

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

 

MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

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

 

TUESDAY

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

 

WEDNESDAY

Staff Meeting                                                                12:00 P.M.

News and Notes Due                                                12:00 P.M.

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

 

THURSDAY

Branson/Sampson Trip                                          12:00 P.M.

Living Disciple Class                                                   6:30 P.M.

 

FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Clarion and Bulletin                               1:00 P.M.

 

NEXT SUNDAY)

Worship                                                                            8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                               9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                                          10:45 A.M.

 

 

 

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

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May 13, 2018

May 13, 2018

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790 AM) at 12:30 P.M. & The Bott Radio Network at 8 A.M. on 89.3 F.M  “Keep Them”  Speaker Emeritus : Rev. Dr. Ken Klaus  There are times Christians might readily wish the Lord would airlift them out of this world.   Because we have some work to do, the Lord Jesus prays we be kept safe.  So, how’s that working for you? (John 17:14-17)

 

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

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

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

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

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

 

Dear Holy Trinity Lutheran Church,

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

Yours truly,

Camille, Charles, Oliver,

Nikko, & Pippi Gilbert

 

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

 

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

Thursday

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

 

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

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

 

Student

Date

School

Maggie Schmiegelow

May 5

University of  Central Missouri

Shelby King

May 12

University of Arkansas

Lainey Brown

May 12

Gravette High School

Connor Byrd

May 18

Rogers Heritage High School

Cole Brockhoff

May 18

Rogers High School

Zander Gregory

May 19

Bentonville High School

Katelyn Kvamso

May 19

Pea Ridge High School

Katy Cario

May 19

University of Arkansas School of Law

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

LIFE QUOTES   If you knew that Jesus

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

+ + + IN MEMORIAM + + +

 

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

 


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

 

May 13 through May 19, 2018

 

 

SUNDAY/MOTHER’S DAY

Worship                                                                            8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                               9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                                          10:45 A.M.

 

MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

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

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

 

WEDNESDAY

Clarion Articles Due                                                 12:00 P.M.

News and Notes Due                                                12:00 P.M.

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

Choir Rehearsal                                                             6:30 P.M.

Praise Group Rehearsal                                             7:30 P.M.

 

THURSDAY

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

Living Disciple Class                                                   6:30 P.M.

 

FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin                                                        1:00 P.M.

 

NEXT SUNDAY/PENTECOST (Wear Red)

Communion                                                                     8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                               9:30 A.M.

Communion                                                                  10:45 A.M.

 

 

 

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

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May 6, 2018

 

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

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

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

THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790 AM) at 12:30 P.M. & The Bott Radio Network at 8 A.M. on 89.3 F.M  “Love One Another as I Have Loved You”  Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. Dale A. Meyer  Jesus calls His followers to be different as they deal with difficult people.  (John 15:9-17)

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday

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

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

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

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

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

First things belong to God.

The first day of the week belongs to God.

The first hour of the day belongs to God.

The first portion of your income belongs to God.

When you make God first, He can help you.

-- James MacDonald

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

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

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

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

TO THINK ABOUT

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

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

 


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

 

May 6 through May 12, 2018

 

 

FEED MY SHEEP/CONFIRMATION SUNDAY

Communion                                                                     8:00 A.M.

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

Testimony Hour                                                            9:30 A. M.

Handbell Choir                                                               9:30 A.M.

Communion                                                                  10:45 A.M.

 

MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

Outreach                                                                        11:30 A.M.

Elders Meeting                                                               6:30 P.M.

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

 

TUESDAY

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

Council Meeting                                                            6:30 P.M.

 

WEDNESDAY

News and Notes Due                                                12:00 P.M.

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

Choir Rehearsal                                                             6:30 P.M.

Praise Group Rehearsal                                             7:30 P.M.

 

THURSDAY – Ascension Day

Living Disciple Class                                                   6:30 P.M.

 

FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin                                                        1:00 P.M.

 

NEXT SUNDAY/MOTHER’S DAY

Worship                                                                            8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                               9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                                          10:45 A.M.

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

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

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

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

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April 29, 2018

April 29, 2018

 

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

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

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

THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790 AM) at 12:30 P.M. & The Bott Radio Network at 8 A.M. on 89.3 F.M  “The Answer to Unhappiness”  Guest Speaker: Rev. Michael Newman  

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

 

 

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

An Old Farmer's Prayer

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

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


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

 

April 29 through May 5, 2018

 

THIS SUNDAY

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M.

 

MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

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

 

TUESDAY

Confirmation Class                                           4:30 P.M.

Education Team                                                5:30 P.M.

Outreach                                                            6:30 P.M

 

WEDNESDAY

Staff Meeting                                                  12:00 P.M.

News and Notes Due                                      12:00 P.M.

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

Choir Rehearsal                                                6:30 P.M.

Praise Group Rehearsal                                   7:30 P.M.

 

THURSDAY – Church open for prayer 6 AM – 8 PM

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

Youth Ministry Team                                       5:30 P.M.

Living Disciple Class                                         6:30 P.M.

 

FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin                                             1:00 P.M.

 

SATURDAY

Confirmation Breakfast / Rehearsal                 9:00 A.M. 

 

NEXT WEEK FEED MY SHEEP

Communion                                                       8:00 A.M.

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

Confirmation Testimony / Reception               9:30 A.M.

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Confirmation / Communion                          10:45 A.M

 

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

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

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

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

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April 22, 2018

April 22nd

 

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

CAMPUS CONNECTion – Spring semester finals are just around the corner which means it’s time to send our college students a care package!  For those of you who signed up to help BAKE homemade treats, check your box in the Narthex for a note from Casey Bolte.  She needs the goodies by Sunday, April 29th in order to mail the packages on Monday, April 30th.  ALSO, we are sending a care package to Timothy Gibson – the son of Harry and Ann Gibson - who is currently serving in the military (Navy).  If you would like to financially support either of these efforts, please place a donation in the offering plate marked “Campus Connection”.  Thank you for your support! 

THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790 AM) at 12:30 P.M. & The Bott Radio Network at 8 A.M. on 89.3 F.M  “What’s in a Name?”  Speaker Emeritus: Rev. Dr. Ken Klaus  We live in a disposable age.  If something wears out, breaks down or is lost, we replace it.  But who or what can replace Jesus?  Who else can save us?.    (Acts 1:42)

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

LIFE QUOTES 

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

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

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

 
THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

April 22 through April 28, 2018

 THIS SUNDAY

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M.

 

MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

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

 

TUESDAY

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

Confirmation Class                                           4:30 P.M.

 

WEDNESDAY

News and Notes Due                                      12:00 P.M.

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

Choir Rehearsal                                                6:30 P.M.

Praise Group Rehearsal                                   7:30 P.M.

 

THURSDAY

Living Disciple Class                                         6:30 P.M.

 

FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin & Clarion                            1:00 P.M.

 

NEXT WEEK

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M.

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

Circuit Church:  Grace, Holiday Island:  Pray that God blesses our evangelism training.

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

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

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April 15, 2018

April 15, 2018

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

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

THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790 AM) at 12:30 P.M. & The Bott Radio Network at 8 A.M. on 89.3 F.M  “Peace to You”  Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. Dale A. Meyer  Christians often say, “The Lord be with you.”  What does that look like: And how do you know Jesus is indeed with you?  Jesus’ visit to His first disciples shows us the how and what of confidence in Christ.    (Luke 24:36-49)

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

 

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

LIFE QUOTES  “When people question the value of a life lived with disability, I share God’s Word concerning the body of Christ in 1 Corinthians 12:22 (NIV): ‘On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable.’ Note it does not say those that are weaker, but those that ‘seem to be weaker are indispens-able’!” Mona Fuerstenau, director of Lutheran Ministry Partnerships, Bethesda Lutheran Communities If you wish to support Lutherans for Life, you can through their web site: www.lutheransforlife.org


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

 

April 15 through April 21, 2018

 

UNITY SUNDAY

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

Handbell Choir                                                  8:45 A.M.

Communion                                                    10:00 A.M.

 

MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

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

 

TUESDAY

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

Confirmation Class                                           4:30 P.M.

 

WEDNESDAY

Staff Meeting                                                  12:00 P.M.

Clarion Articles Due                                       12:00 P.M.

News and Notes Due                                      12:00 P.M.

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

 

THURSDAY

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

Living Disciple Class                                         6:30 P.M.

 

FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin                                             1:00 P.M.

 

NEXT WEEK

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M.

 

 

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:

 

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

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

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

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April 8, 2018

April 8, 2018

 

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

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

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

THE LUTHERAN HOUR   Today on KURM (790 AM) at 12:30 P.M. & The Bott Radio Network at 8 A.M. on 89.3 F.M  “It’s Really Real”  Speaker Emeritus of The Lutheran Hours:  Rev. Dr. Ken Klaus  Here’s the deal.  If Jesus actually rose from the dead, it would be wise to believe in Him because there will be salvation in no one else.  If He didn’t rise, we’re all toast.  Tune in to today’s message and hear why you can be confident Jesus’ resurrection if really real.  (1 John 1:1-3)

HOLY TRINITY BIBLE STUDIES

Sunday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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


THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY

 

April 8 through April 14, 2018

 

SUNDAY

Worship                                                             8:00 A.M.

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

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                           10:45 A.M.

 

MONDAY

Cameron’s Day Off

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

 

TUESDAY

Confirmation Class                                           4:30 P.M.

Education Team                                                5:30 P.M.

Council Meeting                                                6:30 P.M.

 

WEDNESDAY

News and Notes Due                                      12:00 P.M.

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

 

THURSDAY

Living Disciple Class                                         6:30 P.M.

 

FRIDAY

Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin                                             1:00 P.M.

 

NEXT WEEK – UNITY SUNDAY

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

Connections Class                                             8:45 A.M.

Handbell Choir                                                  9:30 A.M.

Worship                                                           10:00 A.M.

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

 

FOR YOUR PRAYERS: 

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

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

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

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