Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

Rally Day

Pentecost 17
September 19, 1999

The Opening Hymn TLH #377, vv. 1-4 "Salvation unto Us has Come"

The Invocation & Call to Worship

P: Let our beginning be made in the name of our eternal God, the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
C: AMEN.

P: Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands;
C: SERVE THE LORD WITH GLADNESS: COME BEFORE HIS PRESENCE WITH SINGING.

P: Know ye, that the Lord is God. It is He that made us and not we ourselves.
C: WE ARE HIS PEOPLE, AND THE SHEEP OF HIS PASTURE.

P: For the Lord is good. His mercy is everlasting.
C: AND HIS TRUTH ENDURETH TO ALL GENERATIONS.

The Confession & Absolution

P: Let us now with contrite hearts, make confession of our many sins to our gracious and loving Heavenly Father.
C: FATHER OF MERCIES AND GOD OF ALL CONSOLATION, COME TO THE AID OF YOUR PEOPLE, TURNING US FROM OUR SIN TO LIVE FOR YOU ALONE. GIVE TO EVERY FATHER AND MOTHER, SON AND DAUGHTER, THE POWER OF YOUR HOLY SPIRIT, THAT WE MAY ATTEND TO YOUR WORD, CONFESS OUR SINS, RECEIVE YOUR FORGIVENESS, AND GROW TOGETHER INTO THE FULLNESS OF YOUR SON, JESUS CHRIST, OUR LORD AND OUR REDEEMER.

P: In the mercy of Almighty God, Jesus Christ was given to die for you, and for His sake, forgives you all your sins. To those who believe in Jesus Christ, He gives the power to become the children of God and bestows on them the Holy Spirit. Believing by faith in Him your sins are forgiven.
C: AMEN.

The Men's Chorus "Like as a Father"

- We Listen -

"Listen to My voice and do all that I command you, so shall you by My people and I will be your God." -- Jeremiah 11:4b

The Theme of the Day THE FORGIVEN FORGIVE
Genesis 50:15-21 The forgiving show mercy
Romans 14:5-9 The forgiving are the Lord's for Jesus' sake
Matthew 18:21-35 The unforgiving are unforgiven

 

The Sermon Hymn TLH #377, vv. 5-8 "Salvation unto Us has Come"

The Sermon "Our Heritage"

Psalm 16:6

1. God's Word is our "Great Heritage"

2. To spread its light from age to age is our chief endeavor

3. It gives us direction

4. May this message be kept pure

The Offertory

The Announcements

The Offerings are Gathered

The Words of Institution

The Distribution

The Distribution Hymns

"Draw Nigh and Take the Body of the Lord" TLH #307
"Delay Not, Delay Not, O Sinner, Draw Near" TLH #278
"Today Thy Mercy Calls Us" TLH #279

The Consecration for Christian Education

The Prayers of the People of God at Friedheim

The Lord's Prayer

The Benediction

The Closing Hymn TLH #377, vv. 5-8 "Salvation unto Us has Come"

 

The Acolyte Nathan Conrad

+ SOLI DEO GLORIA +

Announcements

We remember those members who are celebrating birthdays this week -- Tom DeKoninck, Judy Werling, Kathy Brandt, Michael Buuck, Ashley Fuhrmann, Laura Fuhrmann, Matthew Kiefer, Dan Gallmeyer, Rosie Bultemeier, Mike Robinson, Elliot Conrad, and Shirley Drier. We also remember in our prayers this morning our eighth grade teacher, Yvonne Schwantz, and our public school teacher, Kristie Brown. We also remember our Sunday School staff as today is Rally Day. May the Lord continue to guide, direct, and bless their lives.

We remember in our prayers this morning Georgianna Alvarez (Addy Schuller's sister) who has been transferred to the rehabilitation unit at the University Hospital at Ohio State, Roberta Bergman (mother of Toney Bergman) who has returned home, and Marvin Stoppenhagen who has also returned home following surgery. May the Great Physician grant health and strength to them and all who are in need of His presence in their lives.

Pastor Dahling will be out of town this Friday through Sunday, September 24 - 26. If you are in need of pastoral care during this time, please contact Pastor Dan Brege at Preble or Pastor Tom Olson at Bingen.

There will be no Monday night Bible class tomorrow night because of the open house at Wyneken.

You don't have to wander around searching for the true God. God has revealed Himself in Jesus Christ. Hear Dr. Wallace Schultz's message, "Sorting Out Religions," on The Lutheran Hour. The show airs on WOWO at 7:35 a.m. (8:05 a.m. on 92.7 FM) on Sunday.

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, "Changes Before 'The Change'." Insomnia, moodiness, forgetfulness, and drepression are all symptoms of Perimenopause. The good news - It's treatable!!

"Faith Comes by Hearing" is a program of the Old and New Testament on audio tapes. Order forms will be distributed following the sermon this morning. You may purchase either the Old Testament or the New Testament. You may also purchase both if you wish. Payment will be due upon receiving the tapes. This is a voluntary program.

There will be an AAL meeting following the worship service this morning.

Produce of all kinds are still needed for our Cornfusion produce market. We are open through the week as well as on weekends. Bring your produce to the "Cornfusion" sight. Place it in the cooler wagon or on the tables. Call Teri Conrad (724-8464) if you have any questions.

Do you use our church's tax exempt number to make purchases for the church. If so, we have been issued a new number. Copies of the tax exempt form are in the church office. If you need a copy, please contact the office.

Paper and Can Drive: The LYF will have a newspaper and aluminum can drive this Saturday, September 25, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. If you wish the youth to stop at your home to pick up papers and/or cans, please contact Kent or Monica Stoppenhagen by Friday, September 24. LYF members should meet at the Parish Hall at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday.

Just a reminder "Cornfusion" helpers are still needed for the days in September and October as well as for the haunted maze on Friday and Saturday evenings in October. Contact any member of the staffing committee (Ron or Bonnie Buuck, Les or Karen Conrad, Don or Shirley Gehres, or Delmar or Joyce Heckman) if you can help.

The "Cornfusion" food committee could still use contributions of hamburger, buns (Hot Dog & Hamburger), and cash. Contact any committee member -- Tami Stoppenhagen (728-9101), Kris Blomenberg (547-4673), Evie Fuhrman (639-3158), Dorothy Heckman (547-4497), Janice Buuck (432-9039), or Joy Erxleben (547-4139). They would also be willing to pick up your donation.

Parents of College Students: As your student has left for college, please don't forget to give the church office his or her campus address, phone number, and E-mail address. This information will be published in the newsletter for others to be able to contact your student as well as being able to send the newsletter and other information to them. Please give the addresses to pastor or drop them off at the church office by next Sunday.

The Glenbrook Bazaar was again a success. Sales totaled $1,064.85 (this does not include the AAL "Helping Hands" funds). Friedheim also received third place for best booth presentation. A special thanks to all who helped set up and take down the display, worked the booth, donated baked goods, or helped make the crafts. Without the congregation's help, the Morning Glories could not be a success. The profits from this year's sales will benefit the Vision 2000 fund.

St. John Lutheran Church (Flatrock) is having their fall rummage sale on Friday, September 24, from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. and Saturday, September 25, from 8 a.m. - Noon. Items are $2.00 a bag on Saturday.

The 25th annual meeting for the Indiana District of the Lutheran Laymen's League will be held on Saturday, October 2, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 8540 E. 16th Street, Indianapolis. Keynote speaker will be Dr. Paul Maier, son of the Dr. Walter Maier (original Lutheran Hour speaker). Dr. Maier will speak on the historical events which add to the historical events recorded in Holy Scripture. The theme for this year's convention is "Soar Like Eagles" from Isaiah 40:31. If you have questions, please call Chuck LaVallee at 317-326-2032.

ATTENDANCE: Sunday Worship Service 286; Bible Class - 15; Monday Night Bible Class - 9; Early Bird Bible Class - 8

Wyneken News

The Scholastic Book Fair will open Monday, September 20, at 6 p.m. and then will run Tuesday through Friday during school hours. Your child can visit the book fair during library time or after school.

Wyneken will host an open house on Monday, September 20, at 7 p.m. You can visit your child's classroom and visit with your child's teacher.

Mid term ends on Wednesday, September 22. Reports will be sent home with the students on Monday, September 27.

School pictures will be taken this Thursday, September 23. An information packet and order form was sent home last Friday.

Christmas card sales kits need to be returned to school by Monday, Sept. 27. Expected delivery date is Tuesday, October 26. Please take a little time to show the kit to friends, family, and neighbors.

The bands annual fish and tenderloin dinner will be held on Friday, October 1, with serving from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Carry outs will be available. It is again being catered by Ed Fox. Band parents (as well as band students) are to work a few hours that night. Please call the school office if you have not already signed up to work.

Market Day order pick up is Monday, October 4, from 6:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. in the cafeteria.

Scott's grocery stores are offering bonus box tops for the General Mills "Box Tops for Education" program as well as a cash reward to the school that collects the most box tops by October 9. Students received a special envelope to collect the box tops and are asked to collect them and return the envelope to school by Friday, October 8. Members of the congregation can give the box tops they have collected to any Wyneken student

The Athletic Boosters are looking for donations of pop to sell at the concession stands for the home volleyball and soccer games. Also, if you can help out working the stand, please sign the volunteer sheet posted outside the school office.

The 8th graders will again be selling wreaths and poinsettias during the month of October. The delivery of the greenery will be prior to Thanksgiving with poinsettia delivery shortly after. Think of your holiday needs and contact any Wyneken 8th grader. (Friedheim's 8th graders are Chelsae Armao, Nathan Conrad, Drew Heckman, Valerie Jackson, Cheryl Kiefer, Jason Miller, Brian Moeller, and Megan Schamerloh.)

The Black Bear Candle Co., a locally owned and operated firm, is now a SCRIP vendor. Samples of their candles along with order forms are in the school office. A current SCRIP order form is included in this morning's bulletin. Want to purchase SCRIP today? See Kris Blomenberg after the worship service this morning.

Wyneken Sports

The girls will be participating in the Flatrock tourney today. Check with a player for game time.

The varsity girls' volleyball B team will play St. Joe at Wyneken on Tuesday, September 21, at 6:00 p.m. while the A team will face St. Joe at 7:00 p.m.

The varsity girls will participate in the Holy Cross invitational this Saturday, September 25. Good luck in the tourney, girls!

The varsity soccer team has two games scheduled this week. They face St. Peter at Kreager Park on Wednesday, September 22, at 4:15 p.m. and on Friday face Central on Friday, September 24, at 4:15 p.m. at Kreager Park.

OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Amount Received

Amount Needed

Home Purpose

$4,976.35 $5,010.16

Missions

$255.00 $348.15

YTD Received

YTD Needed

Home Purpose

$142,316.55 $185,375.92

Missions

$10,677.00 $12,881.55

THIS WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

TODAY

9:00 A.M.

Worship Service
10:30 A.M. Sunday School & Bible Class
10:30 A.M.

AAL Meeting

Noon to 6:00 P.M.

Cornfusion Open

MONDAY

7:00 P.M. Open House at Wyneken

TUESDAY

6:00 A.M.

Early Bird Bible Class @ Bingen

9:00 A.M. Morning Glories
WEDNESDAY

8:20 A.M.

Chapel at Wyneken

7:00 P.M.

Choir Practice
THURSDAY

9:00 A.M.

LWML Bible Class at Jo Buuck's
FRIDAY Items due for October newsletter
SATURDAY

8:00 A.M.

LYF Paper Drive

Noon to Dusk

Cornfusion Open        

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

September 26

9:00 A.M. Worship Service
10:15 A.M. Sunday School & Bible Class

Noon to 6:00 P.M.

Cornfusion Open        
September 20 7:00 P.M. Open House at Wyneken
September 21 6:00 A.M. Early Bird Bible Class @ Bingen
9:00 A.M. Morning Glories
September 22

7:00 P.M.

Choir Practice
September 23

9:00 A.M.

LWML Bible Class
September 24 October Newsletter Items Due
September 25

Noon to Dusk

Cornfusion Open