Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

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Pentecost 7
July 7, 2002

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Worship Page 46
Hymns TLH #277; #651; #285; #649; #416; #442 ©
The Readings Peace for the World

Zechariah 9:9-21

Peace for the Nations

Romans 7:15-25a

Peace for the Individual

Matthew 11:25-30

Peace for  the Followers of Christ

The Sermon

“To Be A Christian Is To Enjoy God”
Matthew 11:28-30

1.     It is voluntary –(Verse 28)
2.      It is restful – (Verse 29)
3.     It is easy – (Verse 30)

The Acolyte Lydia Dahling-7:30a.m.
Alicia Drier- 9:00a.m.


 Statement of Communion Practice

In Holy Communion, Christ deals with you personally.  He comes to you with the very Body and Blood with which He purchased your forgiveness.  As this gift is personally received, those communing together also give public witness that they are one in doctrine.  In joyful obedience to the teaching of Scripture, we therefore practice closed communion, and we ask guests desiring to commune, to speak with the pastor before the service.

We remember our members who will celebrate birthdays this week –Don Bultemeier, Jarvis Cale, Sam Conrad, Brian Erxleben, Shawn Kiess, Alex Lichtle, Dawn Stoppenhagen, Angie Lichtle and Kent Stoppenhagen.   May our loving Savior continue to direct, bless, and guide their lives.

May the Great Physician grant health and strength to all who are in need of His presence in their lives; please keep Larkanne Griffiths, and Tom Dafforn, Hollie Hormann’s father, in your prayers.

We rejoice with Jason and Jill Scheumann on the birth of their first child, Elizabeth Grace, on Saturday, June 29th.  We pray that the Good Shepherd will keep an ever-watchful eye on this most precious of His lambs.

Included in this morning’s bulletin is our weekly study guide, “Time in the Word.”  This week’s theme is “The Proclaimed Word of God”.

Tune in to the Lutheran Hour next Sunday.  The show airs on Sunday on WLW (700) out of Cincinnati at 7 a.m. and on Van Wert stations WERT (1220) and WKSD (99.7 FM) at 10:30 a.m. (Remember the time change may affect the times you can hear these programs). The program airs on Sunday at 8:05 a.m. on WZBD (92.7 FM) and again at 3:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on WFCV (1090 AM).

The men’s fastpitch softball team will play two games this week.  They will play Bethlehem, Ossian on Tuesday, July 9th, and St. Peter, Fuelling on Wednesday, July 10th.  Both games will be at Hoagland at 8:30p.m.

To all ladies of our congregation, the LWML Quarterly meeting will be held in the parish hall on Tuesday, July 9th at 7:30pm.  The speaker will be Robin Secaur who will share her experiences from the LWML Indiana District Convention. 

Note:  Pastor and his family will be out of town on Thursday, July 11th and Friday, July 12th.

Treasurer’s Report:

Checkbook balance, July 1, 2002                                        $885.45

Estimated expenses for July:

  Salaries                                                          $5,514.00

  Retirement/Health Plan/Taxes                              991.00

  Utilities                                                               608.00

  Supplies & Postage                                            240.00

  Bulletins                                                             125.00

  Radio Broadcast                                                  15.00

  Wyneken, July Payment                                14,780.00

  Maintenance Supplies                                        100.00

  Repairs – Buildings                                         1,099.00

  Insurance                                                       1,125.00


  Loan Payment                                             $  2,000.00

Total Estimated Expenses for July:                                     $26,597.00

Amount Needed to Meet Estimated Expenses for July:       $25,711.55

The trustees borrowed $11,700.00 to meet our Wyneken obligation for the end of Wyneken’s fiscal year.

New Hope Lutheran Church 25th Anniversary celebration is next Sunday, July 14th.  In the 9a.m. worship service, Dr. Randy Schroeder will be the guest speaker; an all-you-can-eat fish and tenderloin dinner and other activities will take place throughout the day.   Please join us and help celebrate!!

Attendance:  Worship Service – 251; Monday Night Bible Class - 6

Wyneken News

News from SCRIP!!  Thank you to everyone who supported SCRIP this past year.  From July 2001 to June 2002, your support enabled SCRIP to give $27,657.96 to PTL for use in our Wyneken School.  Please continue to remember our SCRIP program for your summer purchases and during the upcoming school year.  Once again, thank you for purchasing SCRIP.

The school office will be open mornings only (9 a.m. to noon) during the summer months.

The Wyneken Association Meeting will be held Monday, July 22, at 7:30 p.m. (note time change) in St. John, Bingen’s Fellowship Hall.  Please make plans to attend.

Wyneken News Extra:  Auditing of the books of various committees is on Monday, July 8thIf you are a committee member and have a report for the Wyneken Annual Report, please have it in to the school office by Wednesday, July 10th   by 12 Noon.   

Thank you!!


Amount Received

Amount Needed

Home Purpose  



Loan Payment








YTD Received

YTD Needed

Home Purpose






**This includes $10,000 from Lutheran Foundation that is earmarked for specific projects and is not available for home purpose expenses.  You may wish to think of our YTD received as being $128,637.13.


TODAY 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service


Door Collection for Lutheran Social Services



MONDAY 7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
TUESDAY 7:30 p.m. LWML Quarterly Meeting
  8:30 p.m. Men’s Fastpitch Game @ Hoagland
WEDNESDAY 8:30 p.m. Men’s Fastpitch Game @ Hoagland
THURSDAY 9:00a.m.

LWML Bible Class @ Marlene Conrad’s


July 14 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service

  10:00a.m. Quarterly Voter’s Meeting
July 15 7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
July 17  All Day Tabea Society Extra Quilting
  7:00 p.m.

Men’s Fastpitch Game @ Hoagland

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