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 9
August 13, 2000

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Order of Worship Page 5
Hymns TLH #9; #464; #32
Special Music "We All Believe in One True God"  Anna Buuck

The Theme of the Day

The Togetherness of God's People
Jeremiah 23:1-6

Restoration:  Exiles together under a Davidic King

Ephesians 2:13-22  Reunion:  Jew and Gentile together in Christ 
Mark 6:30-34 Retreat:  Christ and the Disciples together
The Children's Sermon

"Shepherdless Sheep"
Mark 6:33-34

  Why do people need a Shepherd?
1. People run after any leader. 
2. They gather in crowds. 
3. Without a leader, they will perish.

The Acolyte David Mourey



We remember our members celebrating birthdays this week -- Bernice Berning, Ruth Hartmann, Hildegard Kiefer, Dale Heckman, Monica Manley, Linda Buuck, Carma Conrad, Dave Conrad, Rich Hartmann, Andrea Jackson, Bill Fuhrmann, Dave Houser, Irene Kiess, and Dennis Scheumann.   May the Lord continue to guide, direct, and bless their lives.

We rejoice with Robert and Julie (Lehman) Buuck on the birth of their daughter, Emma Marie Lydia, on Friday, August 4, and to Corbin and Lisa (Baumgartner) Bultemeier on the birth of their daughter, Carrington Janae, on Monday, August 7.    May the Good Shepherd keep an ever-watchful eye on these most precious of His lambs.

We extend our Christian sympathy to the family and friends of Loriene Bleke, sister of Franklin Buuck, who was called to her heavenly home on Saturday, August 5, and was given Christian burial on Tuesday, August 8.  May the God of all comfort be with those who mourn.

May the Great Physician grant health and strength to all who are in need of His presence in their lives.  

We thank Anna Buuck for sharing her gift of song with us this morning.  May the Lord continue to bless her.

Parents, please encourage your children to come forward when called this morning to hear the sermon which is geared especially for them.

Job's friends offered him religious truths that were of no comfort.  God Himself was silent.  How do you cope with painful loneliness?  Hear  Dr. Dale Meyer's message, "When You Feel So Painfully Alone,"  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 7:00 p.m. on 1090 on Sunday.  

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 "Bread for the Body."  If you have any comments about this new program, please contact pastor or one of the Elders.

There are Cornfusion T-shirt order forms in either entrance way of the church.  Orders are due today with payment due no later than August 27.  The shirts should be available by September 3.  There is a sample of the shirt in the south entranceway.  Questions?  Contact Jane Thieme, Carol Selking, or Carma Conrad.

The Foods Committee is asking for donations through October.  Coke and Pepsi products (especially Mountain Dew) as well as bottled water are  needed  along with hot dogs, hamburger, and nacho chips.  Cash donations are also being accepted.  You may bring your donations to church or contact any member of the Foods Committee - Dorothy Heckman, Denise Conrad, Mary Gallmeyer, or Tami Stoppenhagen.  They would be more than willing to pick up the items from you.  Thanks in advance for your help.

Staffing needs at the maze are ongoing.  Make sure you check your calendars and sign up on the sheets in either entrance way of the church to work at the maze.  You may also call someone on the Staffing Committee - Tim Blomenberg, Leesa Heckman, or Lester Werling.

The dates for the Glenbrook Bazaar have been set.  The bazaar will be held on Friday and Saturday, September 8 and 9.  A sign-up sheet is in the south entrance way of the church.  Check your schedules and see when you will be able to help.  Set up will be Thursday night, September 7,  starting at 8:00 p.m. (at Glenbrook). The Morning Glories  resume their crafting activities on Tuesday, August 22, at 9:00 a.m. in the Parish Hall.  Come, be a part of this group!

On Sunday, August 20, at 3:00 p.m. the Midwest Chinese Ministry will have its first annual meeting and conduct a celebration service at Concordia Lutheran Church (4525 Lake Avenue, Ft. Wayne).  As part of the celebration, a meal,  following the service, will be catered by one of the members of the Chinese outreach congregations.  If you plan on attending, please contact Pastor Dahling or Doris Conrad today.

College Students (and parents of college students):  Soon it will be time to move to campus (either on-campus housing or apartment living).  Once that address has been determined, please let Pastor or the church office know.  Phone numbers and E-mail addresses are also needed.  Thanks in advance for your help!

Help celebrate Bethlehem's 75th anniversary.  Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 3705 S. Anthony, will hold a Community Festival on Saturday, August 26, from noon to 4:00 p.m. on the church's parking lot.  There will be games, booths, and delicious food.  On Sunday, August 27,  the Rev. John Nunes will be the featured speaker at their anniversary kick-off service which begins at 10:00 a.m.  This service will be held under the tent on the athletic field.  A box lunch will be served after the service.  Our congregation is invited to attend either or both of these activities.  Let us keep this congregation in our prayers especially during their anniversary year.

Wyneken News

After a thorough search for a qualified candidate for the position of principal, none has been found.  Consequently, members of the faculty have stepped forward to take on administrative responsibilities.  Dean Wass will serve in the position of principal for the coming year with Richard Schwantz and Rae Lynn Fuhrmann serving as vice principal.  The Board has hired a fifth grade teacher.  Mrs. Mary (Bohnke) Nichols has accepted this position.  She was originally from the Monroeville area, attending Flatrock and graduating from Monroeville High School.  Her husband, the Rev. Jerrold Nichols, served as pastor at Shepherd of Peace Lutheran Church in Irvine, California but  has recently retired.   Please keep Wyneken and the Nichols family in your prayers.   We welcome Marcia Selking to the staff.  She will be our new cook.

Would you like to be a substitute cook at Wyneken?   If so, please contact Angie Werling at 547-4337.

Do you have an interest in sports?  Can you donate some of your time to our Wyneken athletes?  Our young Warriors need you!  There are many coaching openings at Wyneken for the 2000-2001 school year.  We have openings at all levels in volleyball, boys and girls soccer, as well as boys and girls basketball.  While game times are unchangeable for the most part, practice dates and times can be arranged around your schedule.  To offer your help or to have any questions answered, please call Marv Drier at 547-4419.

SCRIP will be available after the worship service this morning.  See Kris Blomenberg  or Becky DeKoninck to make your purchases. 

Stop by the Coke wagon outside the Decatur Scott's today.  The 8th graders will be selling hot dogs and Coke from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Enjoy a snack and help the 8th graders earn their trip to Washington, DC.

Registration day is  this Tuesday, August 15, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  If you cannot make it that day, please call the school (639-6177) and make other arrangements.

The first day of classes will be on Monday, August 21.    Opening chapel will be held at 10:00 a.m. at St. John's Bingen.  All are invited to attend this chapel  service as well as any chapel service throughout the school year.  The students  will be dismissed at 12:25 p.m.  Lunch will be served.  Students riding North Adams buses will have transportation both to and from school.  East Allen students will have transportation to school.  Parents, please make arrangements to transport your children home that day.

It's time for your Market Day order.  Order forms are included in this morning's bulletin.  Please return them to the school office by Tuesday, August 22, or mail or phone your order to Anne Fuhrmann (547-4469).  You may order on the Internet until noon on Wednesday, August 30.  Your orders may be picked up on Tuesday, September 5, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria.

ATTENDANCE:  Sunday Worship Service (7:30 a.m.) - 39 with 32 receiving Holy Communion; Sunday Worship Service (9:00 a.m.) - 217 with 131 receiving Holy Communion; Monday Evening Bible Class - 7.


Amount Received

Amount Needed

Home Purpose




$213.00 $346.15

YTD Received

YTD Needed
Home Purpose $147,384.59  $160,131.84
Missions $10,371.24 $11,076.80



9:00 A.M.

Worship Service with Children's Sermon

11:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.

8th graders' Coke wagon at Decatur Scott's

Noon - 6:00 P.M.

Cornfusion Open


7:00 P.M.

Adult Bible Class

TUESDAY 3:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M. School Registration @ Wyneken
6:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M. School Registration @ Wyneken
WEDNESDAY All Day Tabea Society Extra Quilting
SATURDAY Noon - Dusk  Cornfusion Open


August 20

9:00 A.M.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

10:30 A.M. AAL Meeting
Noon - 6 P.M. Cornfusion Open
3:00 P.M. Chinese Mission 5th Anniversary Celebration
August 21  10:00 A.M.

Opening Chapel at Wyneken (school dismisses at 12:25 p.m.)

August 22 9:00 A.M. Morning Glories
August 25 Newsletter items for September due in church office
August 26 Noon - Dusk Cornfusion Open

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