Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

We welcome all who worship with us. If you are visiting us this morning, please take a moment to sign one of our guest registries which are located in either entrance way of the church. Please worship with us again soon.

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Pentecost 3

June 13, 1999

Order of Service Page 32
Hymns TLH #386, vv. 1-4; #324; #386, v. 5
The Readings God Seeks Sinners
Hosea 5:15 - 6:6 God longs for His people to return
Romans 4:18-25 Humanity is restored to God by faith
Matthew 9:9-13 Jesus came to call sinners back to God
The Sermon

"Jesus - The Friend of Sinners"

Matthew 9:9-13

1. He is eager to forgive

2. He desires to forgive

The Acolyte Nathan Conrad


We remember those members who are celebrating birthdays this week -- Willis Conrad and Wally Bultemeier. May the Lord continue to guide, direct, and bless their lives.

We remember Leona Worth in our prayers as she remains a patient at Caylor-Nickel Clinic in Bluffton, Louise Fuhrmann who returned home,, Ken Germann and Marty Cole who were at Lutheran but have now returned home, and Staci Kable who was transferred to St. Vincent's Hospital in Indianapolis. May the Great Physician grant health and strength to them and all who are in need of His presence in their lives.

We also remember in our prayers the Class of 1999 - Jill Blomenberg, Mark Buuck, Jacob Conrad, Kevin Conrad, Brian Erxleben, Erica Everett, Andrea Jackson, Heidi Knipstein, and Jenny Schamerloh. Graduation exercises were held this weekend at their respective high schools. May God's presence remain constant in their lives as they head to college and/or the work world.

We also remember our college graduates - Cynthia Bultemeier, Shelby Bultemeier, Jennifer Buuck, and Monica Stoppenhagen. We congratulate them as they have completed their degrees and have begun a new chapter in their lives.

We rejoice with Joe and Leanne (Conrad) Lee who were blessed with a little boy, Matthew Joseph, last Monday, June 7. May the Good Shepherd watch over this most precious of His lambs.

The flowers on the altar this morning are to the glory of God and in honor of Delmar and Joyce Heckman whose 50th anniversary was June 5. The flowers were placed in church with love and admiration by their children and grandchildren. May the Lord continue to bless this couple.

The Sunday Bible class will meet throughout the summer. The book of Daniel will be discussed.

During the summer months (since there is no Sunday School), a children's sermon will be given on non-communion Sundays. This morning will be the first of these sermons. Parents, please encourage your child(ren) to come forward when called to be a part of this message which is geared especially for them.

Wrote Wilhelm Busch, "To become a father is not hard. To be a father is, however." That being so, pray, father, that God's kingdom comes to your family! Tune in next Sunday to hear Dr. Dale Meyer's message, "The Things They Didn't Tell you!" The show airs on WOWO at 7:35 a.m. and at 8:05 a.m. on 92.7 FM.

Lutheran Hour Ministries sponsors the "Woman to Woman" program. It can be heard on WLAB (88.3 FM) at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday or 11:00 a.m. on WLYV (1450 AM) on Sunday. Listen to next week's program, "Performance: Mastering the Zone," on "Woman to Woman." Guests provide practical tips for reaching and maintaining optimum physical and mental performance.

There will be an AAL meeting this morning following the worship service. They will meet in the back of the church.

Attention Council Members! There will be a joint meeting of the church councils of Bingen, Preble, and Friedheim on Monday, June 21, at 8:00 p.m. in the Bingen Fellowship Hall. At this meeting proposed plans for the school expansion will be reviewed. All Council members are asked to attend this important meeting.

The Tabea Society will have extra quilting this Wednesday, June 16.

The men's softball team has two games scheduled for this week. On Wednesday, June 16, they will play Fuelling at 8:30 p.m. at Hoagland and on Friday June 18, they play Union at 7:00 p.m. at Decatur.

The 7th Annual AAL Lutheran Night at the Wizards will be held on Saturday, July 10, at 7:00 p.m. The Ft. Wayne Wizards will take on the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. Tickets are $5 with all profits from ticket sales given to Lutheran Social Services. For tickets, please contact Tim Blomenberg, Delmar Heckman, Sherril Bradtmueller, or Shirley Hormann today.

Wyneken News

Kathy Krohe has returned our call to be the fourth grade teacher at Wyneken. We wish her Godspeed in her future endeavors. The School Board will be meeting this week to begin the process of finding a teacher.

Parents, school cleaning has been scheduled for this Thursday, June 17, beginning at 6:30 p.m.. Please bring buckets and rags (a few ladders would be helpful too) as well as willing hands to help clean your child's classroom (the one they just exited). Anyone else who would like to help is also welcome to come.

The school office at Wyneken will be open mornings only through the summer months. You may also contact Mr. Krupski at his home (623-6316) in the evenings.

SCRIP order forms and certificates will be available throughout the summer at our church. You may also mail your order to Kris Blomenberg. See Kris this morning if you wish to purchase SCRIP.

ATTENDANCE: Sunday Worship Service (early) - 62 with 43 receiving Holy Communion; Sunday Worship Service (9:00 a.m.) - 202 with 113 receiving Holy Communion; Bible Class - 10; Monday Night Bible Class - 9


Amount Received Amount Needed
Home Purpose $4,713.81 $5,010.16
Missions $402.00 $348.15
YTD Received YTD Needed
Home Purpose $88,363.09 $115,233.68
Missions $7,210.00 $8,007.45

Note: Our Wyneken payments must be up to date by the end of this month since Wyneken's fiscal year ends June 30. In addition, our regular monthly bills also need to be paid. To meet our obligations for this month, we need $16,364.36 ($5,454.79 per week for the three remaining Sundays in June). Please prayerfully consider the blessings that God has given to each of us as we remember our financial obligations to our church and school.



10:15 A.M.

Bible Class


10:15 A.M

AAL Meeting


7:00 P.M.

Adult Bible Class


All Day

Tabea Society Extra Quilting


8:30 P.M.

Men's softball at Hoagland vs. Fuelling


6:30 P.M.

School cleaning at Wyneken


8:30 P.M.

Men's softball at Decatur vs. Union



June 20

9:00 A.M.

Worship Service with Holy Communion


10:30 A.M.

Bible Class

June 21

7:00 P.M.

Adult Bible Class


8:00 P.M.

Joint Council Meeting at Bingen

June 22


Newsletter items for July due in church office