Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

We welcome you to Friedheim to worship with us this morning.  If you are a visitor, please sign one of the guest registries located at both entrances of the church.  Please worship with us again soon.

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Pentecost 14
September
14, 2003

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Worship Page 5
Hymns TLH #5; #316, v. 5; #659 ©
The Readings The Crisis of Choice
Joshua 24:1,2, 14-18   To serve or not to serve God
Ephesians 5:21-31  To subject or not subject self to others
John 6:60-69  To follow or not to follow Jesus

The Sermon

“”To Whom Shall We Go?” – John 6:67
1.       Lord, to whom shall we go?
2.       Jesus is the only one to whom we can go.
The Acolyte Ivy Mourey

+ Soli Deo Gloria +

We remember our members who will celebrate birthdays this week – Mike Werling, Brett Hormann, Erin Lengerich, Marvin Stoppenhagen, Marlin Keidel, Tom DeKoninck, and Judy Werling.   We also remember our Wyneken resource teacher, Cindy Roy, our entire Sunday School staff as we begin our Sunday School program this morning, and Kristie Brown who teaches in the public schools.  May our loving Savior direct, bless, and guide their lives. 

We remember in our prayers Mark Buuck and Ashley Cavert who will be married this Saturday, September 20, in North Webster, Indiana.  We pray the Lord’s richest blessings upon this couple as they begin their lives together.

May the Great Physician grant health and strength to all who are in need.  We especially remember in our prayers Olga Reifsteck, who is undergoing rehabilitation at Ossian Health Care, Ronald Hurst, Barb Geyer’s brother who is a patient at Lutheran, and LaVerne Leininger, Jean Timm’s father.

We extend our Christian sympathy to Pat Buuck whose father, Rene Remy, was called to his heavenly home last Sunday, September 7.  Funeral services were conducted in Massachusetts this past weekend.  We pray that the Lord will comfort those who grieve and remind them of that great day when they will be reunited with their loved ones in heaven.

Included in this morning’s bulletin is our weekly study guide, “Time in the Word.”   This week’s theme is “Faith in Action.”

Sunday School classes begin this morning.  We thank all those who have offered to serve either as a teacher, helper, or substitute.  “Discovering God’s Way of The Handling Money,” a video series covering a variety of financial topics from a Biblical perspective, will be meet in the Parish Hall.  This series is open to all in the congregation; however, it will take the place of the high school Bible class (at least for the first 8 weeks).  Even if you didn’t pre-register, you are still welcome to join the class.  (Refreshments will also be served during this class.)

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. (You may wish to double check the time since Ohio is now one hour ahead of us.)  The program airs on Sunday at 8:05 a.m. on WZBD (92.7 FM) and then on WFCV (1090 AM) at 3:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Stewardship’s Committee Food for Thought:  Part of being diligent means we must watch over even the smallest of expenditures.  God promises to reward our efforts.  Consider this verse:  The hand of the diligent will rule, but the slack hand will be put to forced labor.” – Proverbs 12:24.

Have you ever tuned in to “Issues, Etc.” that airs LIVE on Sunday evenings from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. on WLYV (1450 AM) in Fort Wayne and on a tape-delay basis on Sunday evenings from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on WFCV (1090 AM) in Fort Wayne?  On the tape-delay program the topic will be “The Book of Colossians.”

Parents of college students:  Once you know your child’s campus address, E-mail address, and phone number, please contact the church office or Pastor Dahling with this information.  Thanks for your help!

“Sharing Your Hope in Christ” is the title of the SRD workshop on Saturday, September 27, at Fuelling.  Registration is from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.  A light lunch will be served (free will offering).  The ingathering will be for the Fort Wayne Seminary.  Needed items include food, paper products, and disposable diapers.    Clothing (all sizes) are needed, especially winter coats and boots.  Gently used clothes as well as new are welcome.

Thrivent Financial for Lutheran Members:  A slate of officers is needed for the 2004 election ballot of the Adams County Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Board by Sunday, September 21.  Please contact any of the present officers listed below to volunteer or submit names for the 2004 ballot:  Phil DeBolt, President (724-4259); Ron Selking, Vice President (547-4352); Leanne Busick, Records Director (724-7871); Kathy Krey, Financial Director (724-9554); Ed Bultemeyer, Congregational Service Team Director (724-4238); and Dorothy Reiter, Assistant Financial Director (724-7666).  The officers of Communications Director, Community Service Team Director, Events Director, and Youth Director are currently vacant.

It’s scrapbooking time!  The group will meet this afternoon at 1 p.m. in the church basement.  Whether you’re just learning this craft or are a seasoned veteran, you are invited to join the group.  All are welcome!

Heard of the Battle at the Bighorn?  Ours is the Battle of the Brethren (Lutheran Style).  You are invited to be a part of the 2003 Lutheran Circuit V Fast pitch Golf Outing on Sunday, October 5.  This event will begin at noon with a shotgun start at Cross Creek Golf Club in Decatur.  The cost is $40 per person with four people per team.  You can contact Todd Busick (418-0050), Fred Fuelling (728-2529), or Steve Conrad, our softball team manager.  A light lunch will be provided at the turn with a nice warm dinner provided afterwards by Fuelling’s Ladies’ Aide.  This year’s golf outing is slated as a prime FUNdraiser for the continuance of the Circuit 5 Fast pitch Softball League.  Please join in following your Sunday morning services for a great day of fun, fellowship, and food!

Please take a moment to read through the insert in today’s bulletin concerning the Lutheran Laymen’s League District Convention on Friday and Saturday, October 10 and 11.  Reservation deadline is this Saturday, September 20.

On September 21, 2002 Jim Baumgartner (Lisa Bultemeier’s dad) received his heart transplant.  His family wishes to invite those who supported him (and them) during the days leading up to and following the transplant to the “First Birthday of his 2nd Chance of Life” party.  It will be held at Preble Firemen’s Park next Sunday, September 21, beginning at 2 p.m.  Come, and join in the celebration.

It’s Lutheran Witness subscription renewal time!  The cost per subscription is $12.  You may place your $12 in the envelope provided in your offering packet.  (If writing a check, please make the check payable to Zion, Friedheim.)  The deadline for renewal is Sunday, October 12.  Thanks!

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service (early) – 46 with 37 receiving Holy Communion; Sunday Worship Service (late) - 206 with 130 receiving Holy Communion; Adult Bible Class – 14; Monday Night Bible Class - 6; Early-bird Bible Class - 10

OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Last Week’s

Weekly Budget

+/- for the Week

+/- for the Year

Home Purpose:

 

 

 

$11,800.12

 $5,827.10

+$5,973.02

-$25,113.85

Missions:

 

 

 

  $510.00

$389.42

+$120.58

-$1,760.57

 

Wyneken News

SCRIP will be available on Friday afternoons at Wyneken as well on Sunday mornings.  Kim Weiland is our SCRIP representative.  You can see her following the worship service.  You can also E-mail scrip@wyneken.org and place your order.  So far this school year, SCRIP has contributed $1,100 to the PTL.  Thanks to all who support this program.

SCRIP is urgently in need of a Scrip Assistant/Coordinator.  Don’t have a PC.  The SCRIP committee will provide you with a PC, software, and training.  Please prayerfully consider helping and contact Cheri Melching at 728-4826 if you would like to volunteer in this way or want more information.

Do you work in Ft. Wayne or run errands there regularly?  SCRIP could also use help by having people pick up the SCRIP certificates from various businesses.  If you would be willing to help in this way, please contact Cheri Melching (728-4826).

If you order from Market Day this month, you can receive free cinnamon raisin biscuit dough when you buy two specified items (cookie dough, shrimp, pizzatas, and frozen biscuit dough).  Specials this month:  Boneless Pork Riblets ($8.29), Chicken Tenders ($10.99), Honey BBQ Chicken Tenders ($10.79), Popcorn Chicken Bites ($10.89), Broccoli Florets ($7.29), Uno’s Cheese & Tomato Pizzas ($9.29), Sausage, Egg & Cheese Biscuit Sandwiches ($9.99), Mac & Cheese Singles ($7.99), Poppers Assortment ($9.99), Western Style Guacamole Twin Pack ($5.99), and Individual Carrot Cakes ($7.34).  Return your order to school by Friday, September 19. Internet orders due by noon on Saturday, September 27.  Pick-up date is Thursday, October 2, in the school cafeteria from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.   If you cannot pick up your order on the 2nd, just prepay (cash or check made payable to Market Day or prepay for Internet orders by using your VISA).  We will have your items ready for pick up in the school kitchen freezer. 

ISTEP testing (grades 3-8) and Terra Nova standardized testing for 2nd graders will take place the next two weeks.  Parents, please make sure your child is well rested and encourage them to do their best for these tests.

The midterm ends this Friday, September 19, with reports sent home with the students on Wednesday, September 24.

Wyneken’s PTL is hosting a drive-through fish and tenderloin dinner in the Wyneken parking lot from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, September 19.  Country Chef is catering this meal.  The cost is $6 per dinner.  The menu also included four potato wedges, coleslaw, and a roll.

Christmas card catalogues were sent home with the oldest child in each family this past week.  Orders will need to be returned by Friday, October 3.  If you would like to see a catalogue, contact any Wyneken student.

Before heading out to that Friday night football game (it’s senior night at Heritage and Bellmont is playing New Haven at Bellmont), plan on eating at the band’s fish and tenderloin fry on Friday, October 3.  Serving is from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  (Carryouts are available.)  The cost is $6.50 for adults and $4 for children (5-12).  Those 4 and under may eat free.  The menu includes scalloped potatoes, coleslaw, applesauce, roll, desserts, and drinks.  This is the band’s only fundraising activity.  Please come out and support this worthy cause!

Campbell’s Labels for Education has a special promotion through October 31.  You can earn 25 bonus labels for our school when you sign up for your free “Tasty Tuesday Tip of the Week.”  Go to www.tastytuesday.com to sign up (use the promotion code “Ike.”

Chapel offers for August-October will go to Unity Lutheran School in East St. Louis, Illinois.  Unity is a new school in need of books, furniture, supplies, and tuition assistance.

Wyneken Sports

The varsity A team plays St. John (Ft. Wayne) at 4:15 p.m. at St. John’s on Wednesday, September 17.  On Saturday, September 20, the A team will play Central at 8 a.m.  The B team faces Holy cross at 1 p.m. and Emmanuel-St. Michael at 2 p.m.  These games will be played at Concordia High School.

The 5th and 6th grade volleyball teams will play Bethlehem (Ossian) on Monday, September 15, at Wyneken.  The 5th grade game will begin at 4:30 p.m. with the 6th grade game to follow at 5:30 p.m.  On Thursday, September 18, you can watch the 5th and 6th grade teams play St. Peter.  The 5th grade game begins at 4:15 p.m. with the 6th grade game at 5:30 p.m.

The varsity soccer team plays Unity on Wednesday, September 17, at Foster Park at 4:15 p.m. and on Friday, September 19, they will face St. Paul at Kreager at 4:15 p.m.  

The JV soccer team plays Woodburn on Monday, September 15, at 4 p.m. at Woodburn and on Thursday, September 18, they face Unity at Wyneken at 4 p.m.

Sports fans:  Remember that hotel reservations for the Indy tournament are due by September 15.  There are still a few rooms available if any grandparents would like to attend.  Contact Rich Schwantz.

Open gym will be starting up again.  The gym will be open from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. every Sunday evening for all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students.  (If any parents or coaches are interested in supervising another activity besides basketball, let Rich Schwantz know.

Donations of pop are welcome for our concession stand.  However, no cans are allowed this year, only bottles with caps.  Thanks!

THIS WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

TODAY 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service (Rally Day)

  10:15 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Class
  10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Drive-thru Chicken BBQ

  1:00 p.m. Scrapbooking

MONDAY

7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class

TUESDAY

6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class

  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories

WEDNESDAY

8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  All Day Tabea Society
  7:00 p.m. Choir
THURSDAY 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class @Doris Conrad's
SATURDAY   Buuck/Cavert wedding

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

September 21 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

  10:15 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Class
  3:00 p.m. Circuit Forum
September 22   October Newsletter items due
  7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
September 23 6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class

  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
September 24 8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  7:00 p.m. Choir
September 25 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class
September 27 9:00 a.m. SRD Workshop at Fuelling

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