Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

We welcome you to Friedheim this morning!  If you are a visitor, please sign one of the guest registries located in either entranceway of the church.  If you are communing, please take a moment to complete a communion registration card.  There are cards in either entranceway of the church.  The cards can be given to the Deacons or placed in the offering plate.  Please come back and worship with us again soon!

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Pentecost 9
July 21, 2002

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Worship Page 15
Hymns TLH #540; #261; #462; #348; #352; #660  ©
The Readings God’s Faithful People

Isaiah 44:6-8

The faithful believe in one true God
Romans 8:26-27  The faithful have the Spirit intercede for them

Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43

The faithful enter heaven

The Sermon

“Christ is Long-Suffering, So You can Grow!”
Matthew 13:36-43

1.      Why does Christ suffer so long with the wicked around us?
2.      Why does He not simply come in judgment against the “sons of the wicked one?”
3.      Perhaps, the Lord is delayed to give you time to grow

The Acolyte Joey Gorman

+ SOLI  DEO GLORIA +

We remember our members who will celebrate birthdays this week –Randy Moellering, Beth Heimann, Sean Sielschott, Jordan Buuck, Kevin Conrad, Mike Conrad, Erica Everett, and Brandon Kock.   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 Don Erxleben who is scheduled for surgery this week, Hollie Hormann who was a patient at Adams County Memorial Hospital, Eldora Scheumann who is a patient at Lutheran Hospital, Larkanne Griffiths, and Tom Dafforn, Hollie Hormann’s father, in your prayers.

The flowers on the altar are to the glory of God and in honor of the 46th wedding anniversary of Al & Shirley Hormann.  We pray the Lord’s blessings upon this couple.

We also remember Wally & Rosie Bultemeier in our prayers as they celebrated their 38th wedding anniversary last Wednesday, July 17.  May the Lord continue to bless this couple.

We thank Cindy Houser for sharing her gift of music with us this morning as our substitute organist.  May the Lord continue to bless Cindy.

Included in this morning’s bulletin is our weekly study guide, “Time in the Word.”  This week’s theme is “A Christian’s Top Treasure.”

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 on WFCV (1090 AM) at 3:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

The men’s softball team has one game this week.  A make-up game with Fuelling tomorrow night, July 22, at 7:00 p.m. at Hoagland.

One item discussed at last week’s Quarterly Voters’ Meeting was our Wyneken expansion project.  If you haven’t gone past the school lately, please do and see how the project is coming along.  As the materials and supplies are arriving, the contractors and suppliers are requesting payment.   We may need to borrow some funds to meet our church’s obligation.  This may be unnecessary, however, if our pledge commitments (and application for matching funds from AAL/LB) are received.  If it is financially possible for you to honor your pledge commitment now rather than at the end of the year, please consider doing so.  If you have any questions, feel free to talk to one of the members of the Wyneken Expansion Finance Committee (Dave Miller, Kathy Bultemeier, Denise Conrad, or Cindy Houser).

The Lutheran Home has asked Friedheim to supply the August birthday cakes.  Cake pans will be available for your use, and the cakes will be delivered to Lutheran Home.  Nine (9) cakes are needed—two (2) angel food cakes (one iced and one plain), three (3) chocolate , two (2) yellow, and two (2) white.  If you would be willing to donate a cake or cakes, would like a cake pan, or need any additional information, please contact Margaret Buuck.  Please have your cakes in the church basement by noon on Tuesday, August 13.

New Hope invites the members of Friedheim to their Senior Citizens Dinner and Program on Thursday, August 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in their Fellowship Hall.  The Rev. Victor Kolch will speak on “End of Life Decisions” with the theme of the day “A Summer Picnic.”  Ed Higgins will play the piano and a free-will offering will be taken to cover the cost of the food.  Call the church office (622-7954) by July 29 to make reservations.

Concordia Educational Foundation is seeking an individual to fill the position of Administrative Assistant to the Executive Director of the Concordia Educational Foundation.  For more information on this position you can check the bulletin board in the north entrance way or call 260-483-1102.  The position is available in mid August.

Confirmation pictures are here.  Parents, you can pick up your pictures in the sacristy following the worship service this morning.

Attendance:  Worship Service – 213; Monday Night Bible Class – 6.

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

There are two days in every week about which we should not worry—two days which should be kept from fear and apprehension.

One of these days is Yesterday with its mistakes and cares, its aches and pains, its faults and blunders.  Yesterday has passed forever beyond our control.

All the money in the world cannot bring back Yesterday.  We cannot undo a single act we performed; we cannot erase as single word we said.   Yesterday is gone.

The other day we should not worry about is Tomorrow with its possible adversities, its burdens, its large promise and poor performance.  Tomorrow is beyond our immediate control.

Tomorrow’s sun will rise either in splendor or behind a mask of clouds—but it will rise.  Until it does, we have no stake in Tomorrow, for it is as yet unborn.

That leaves only one day—Today.  Any man, by the grace of God, can fight the battles of just one day.  It is only when you and I add the burdens of those two awful eternities—Yesterday and Tomorrow—that we break down.

It is not the experience of Today that drives men mad—it is remorse or bitterness for something which happened Yesterday and the dread of what Tomorrow may bring.  Let us, therefore, journey but one day at a time.

                                    -- Illinois Medical Journal

Wyneken News

Please continue to remember our SCRIP program for your summer purchases and during the upcoming school year.  New vendors include Penera Bread, Dairy Queen (Decatur), and Promise Christian Store in New Haven.  See Kim Weiland following this morning’s worship service.

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

The Scrapbooking group will meet in Friedheim’s church basement today from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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.  Annual Reports are available in each entrance way of the church for you to look over prior to the meeting.

The 8th graders will be manning the hot dog wagon outside the Decatur Scott’s grocery store on Friday & Saturday, August 2 & 3, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Come out and enjoy a drink and a dog!

OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Amount Received

Amount Needed

Home Purpose  

 $3,936.39

$5,665.11

Loan Payment  

$465.00

Missions

$164.00

$379.80

 

 

YTD Received

YTD Needed

Home Purpose

**$157,561.28

$160,018.08

Missions

$9,476.77

$10,632.40

**This includes $10,000 from Lutheran Foundation that is earmarked for specific projects and is not available for home purpose expenses as well as the $11,700 loan taken out to become current with our monthly obligations to Wyneken.  You may wish to think of our YTD received as being $135,861.28.

THIS WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

TODAY 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service

  1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Scrapbooking
MONDAY 7:30 p.m. Association Meeting
TUESDAY  

Articles for August Newsletter due in church office

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

July 28 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

July 29   Information for Aug. 4 bulletin due in church office
  7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
August 2-3   8th graders manning Pepsi wagon at Scott’s

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