Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

We welcome you to Friedheim to worship with us this morning.  If you are a visitor, please take a moment to sign one of our guest registries which are located in both entry ways.   Please worship with us again soon.
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Pentecost 3
July 2, 2000

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Order of Worship Page 32
Hymns TLH  #27; #360; #541, vv. 3-4

The Theme of the Day

The Facts about Sin 

Genesis 3:8-15 Humans are accountable to God for their sin.
2 Corinthians 4:13-18 Victory over sin through grace
Mark 3:20-35 The sin which cannot be forgiven
The Children's Sermon

The Sermon 

"False Forces"
Mark 3:20-35

The Acolyte Andrew Werling



We remember our members celebrating birthdays this week -- Wendy Riehle, James Fuhrmann, Linda Conrad, Meri Everett, Mark Jackson, Don Bultemeier, Jarvis Cale, Sam Conrad, Brian Erxleben, Shawn Kiess, Alex Lichtle, and Dawn Stoppenhagen.   May the Lord continue to guide, direct, and bless their lives.

May the Great Physician grant health and strength to all who are in need of His presence in their lives.  We especially remember Esther Nuerge who was a patient at Caylor-Nickel Clinic this past week but has since returned home. 

We remember in our prayers Jill Baker and Jason Scheumann who will be married at St. Mary's this Saturday afternoon.  May the Lord bless this couple as they begin their lives together.

Pastor and his family will be returning from their vacation tomorrow.  If you are in need of pastoral care, please contact Bob Armao.

Parents, please encourage your children to come forward when called to hear the special message geared to them.

There will be a door collection for Lutheran Social Services this morning.

We thank Bob Armao for delivering this morning's sermon.  May the Lord continue to bless him as he studies for the ministry.

We also thank Carol Bittner for playing the organ for us this morning.  May the Lord also bless her as she shares her gift of music with us.

This year 4.7 million people in the United States will turn 40.  However, the life that begins at 40 is, in many ways, harder than the years that came before.  Even though many people fear growing older, in Christ all birthdays can be doors to a happier future.  Hear Rev. Wallace Schulz's   message, "Facing 40 with a Smile," on the The Lutheran Hour.  The show airs on WOWO beginning at 7:35 a.m.  It's also on at 8:05 a.m. on 92.7 FM, and at  3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. on 1090 on Sunday.  

Council Members:  The minutes from the June 6, 2000 Council Meeting are in your slots in the entrance way of the church.  Please pick up your copy as you leave the worship service this morning.  Remember the next Council Meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 5, due to the 4th of July holiday.

Vision 2000 Members:   Beginning this month and continuing the following months, the Vision 2000 meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m.  Please mark your calendars accordingly.

The men's softball team has one game this week.  They'll face Ossian on Friday, June 30, at 7:00 p.m. at Decatur.

Soon the maze will be open.  The Foods Committee is asking for donations.  Coke and Pepsi products (especially Mountain Dew) are  needed.  Hot dogs and hamburger (40 lbs.) are also on the request list.  If you would prefer to give cash and let the committee make the purchase, that would also be helpful.  You may bring your donations to church or contact Tami Stoppenhagen (728-9101) for her to pick up the items from you.  Thanks in advance for your help.

The next work day for the maze will be Saturday, July 8, beginning at 9:00 a.m. On the "to do" list is assembling the observation deck, putting up awning, putting the sign posts in the maze, placing the advertising signs, hoeing out the renegade corn, and a few other things.  Remember, the more willing hands, the less work for all.

Since the entry area is on grass this year, the idea was to use picnic tables rather than straw bales for seating.  If you could lend your picnic tables to the maze from August through October, please let Judy Werling  (639-6132) know as soon as possible.  A group may be needed to build some if enough tables are loaned.

Included in this morning's bulletin is a study guide ("Time in the Word") for this week.  Please take a few moments each day to go over this information.  The theme for this week is "The Growth of the Kingdom."  If you have any comments about this new program, please contact pastor or one of the Elders.

Ladies, do you remember receiving a mite box?  It's now time to start collecting those mites.  A box will be in the entrance way of the church for the next few Sundays.  You may place your mites in the box or bring them with you to the next LWML meeting which will be held on Tuesday, July 18, at 7:00 p.m.

The Camp Watcha Wanna Do coed slow pitch softball tournament will be held on Saturday, July 22, at Hoagland with ball games beginning at 11:00 a.m.  Additional games and activities, including a raffle, are being planned for this year.  If any one is interested in playing, please contact Kevin or Dawn Buuck after the worship service this morning.  At least 15 poeple are needed (with an age limit of 13 years or older).

Keep in mind our Quarterly Voters' Meeting which will be held following the church services next Sunday, July 9.  Reports from our various boards and committees will be given.

Wyneken News

Diane George, our second grade teacher, has accepted the call to St. Paul Lutheran Church and Christ the King Academy in Tracy, California.  Please keep our school and School Board in your prayers as they look to fill the positions of principal and second grade teacher.

The position of Athletic Director at Wyneken will be opening as of June 30, 2000.  The School Board is presently looking to fill the position.  If you are interested, please contact Jeff Kiess (Bingen) at 728-2154, Jim Heckman (Friedheim) at 724-3186, or John Schueler (Preble) at 547-4677 by July 8, 2000.

See Kris Blomenberg or Becky DeKoninck after the worship service this morning if you wish to purchase some SCRIP.  Look at the hotels, gas stations, and restaurants that are participants in SCRIP while making your vacation plans.   Great news!  Glenboork gift certificates (with a return of 4%) will be available mid-July.  Just think of the possibilities.  These certificates are good for all stores at Glenbrook Square and Glenbrook Commons.  Keep this in mind when doing that back-to-school shopping as well as looking at those end-of-summer bargains.  A special thanks to all who have purchased SCRIP this past year.  A total of $20,500 was donated to our PTL this past school year.   The students of Wyneken are the big winners in this program.

Don't want to go home and cook following our Voter's Meeting on July 9?  Our 8th graders have the solution.  Enjoy a drive thru chicken BBQ.  Chicken will be sold on the 9th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Meyer's old gas station (across from Wyneken) or you may pick up your chicken at Friedheim between 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.  Pre-sale tickets ($4 for chicken)  are being sold today.  You may also purchase chicken that day but by purchasing tickets in advance it will help the class  with planning the amount of chicken to purchase. (Pre-sale tickets are good from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)  See Amy DeKoninck, Ashley Fuhrmann, Laura Fuhrmann, or Dawn Heckman for tickets.  Your support is appreciated.

Your car, van, or truck need washed?  The 8th graders can help.  Come to their car wash at the Decatur Wal Mart parking lot on Saturday, July 15.  A free will donation gets you a clean car.  Profits go to their Washington, DC trip.  (At the time the bulletin was printed, the time of the car wash was not available.  Check with an 8th grader as well as watch next Sunday's bulletin.)

ATTENDANCE:  Sunday Worship Service - 216


Amount Received

Amount Needed

Home Purpose




$173.00 $346.15

YTD Received

YTD Needed
Home Purpose $112,785.95  $130,069.62
Missions $9,127.61 $8,999.90



9:00 A.M.

Worship Service

Door Collection:  Lutheran Social Services


Tabea Society

7:00 P.M.

Elders Meeting

7:30 P.M.

Trustees/Board of Finance/Vision 2000 Meetings

8:00 P.M. 

Council Meeting

FRIDAY 7:00 P.M.

Men's softball vs. Ossian @ Decatur  


Scheumann/Baker wedding


July 9 9:00 A.M.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

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

Drive-thru Chicken BBQ

10:30 A.M. Quarterly Voters' Meeting
12:30 P.M. - 3:30 P.M. Lutheran Homes Ice Cream Social
July 11 8:30 P.M. Men's softball vs. Soest @ Hoagland
July 13 9:00 A.M. LWML Bible Class @ Adele Blomenberg's
July 15  Golf tourney at Grey Goose
8th grade car wash at Wal Mart

The Lutheran Hymnal midi files copyright 1998 Rev. Richard Jordan, used by permission