Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

We welcome you to Friedheim and pray that you find hope and comfort in God’s Word. If you are communing this morning, please take a moment to complete a communion registration card.  There are extra cards in either entranceway of the church.  You may place the card in the offering plate or give it to one of the Deacons.  If you are visiting this morning, please sign one of the guest registries located at both entrances of the church.  Please worship with us again soon.

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Trinity Sunday
June 6, 2004

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Service

TLH Page 15

Wyneken Choir

“It’s All in the Hands of God”

Katie Olson & Rich Schwantz

“Blessed are They”

Hymns

TLH #244; #237; #238; # 246; #541; #218, v. 6 ©

Theme for the Day

The Blessed Trinity Blesses

Proverbs 8:22-31

God the Father creates the universe

Romans 5:1-5

God the Son justifies you

John 16:12-15

God the Spirit guides you to truth

Sermon

“Implications for Creation” – Proverbs 8:22-31
Because God created this world we affirm three realities—

1.      We affirm this is my Father’s world.

2.      We affirm this world is good.

3.      We affirm that life has purpose.

The Acolyte

Anna Buuck (7:30 a.m.)
Chris Gorman (9:00 a.m.)

+ Soli Deo Gloria +

We remember our members who will celebrate birthdays this week—Sam Baumann, Denise Conrad, Chase McAllister, Devin Sielschott, Joe Gorman, Jessica Linnemeier, Kevin Schultz, Kim Fuhrmann, Cindy Krueckeberg, Glenn Buuck, Calvin Buuck, and Leona Worth.  As the school year comes to an end this week, we remember all those in the teaching profession, both those in the parochial system and in the public school system.  May our loving Savior direct, bless, and guide their lives.

May the Great Physician grant health and strength to all who are in need.  We especially remember in our prayers Barb Geyer who is recovering from knee surgery at Adams County Memorial Hospital, Clarence Bultemeier who is a patient at Adams County Memorial Hospital, Hildegard Kiefer who underwent tests this past week, Andrea Braun, Sean Sielschott’s niece, who is a patient at an Indianapolis hospital, and Bill Baker, Shelly Kiefer’s grandfather, who is recovering at home.

The flowers on the altar are to the glory of God and in honor of Delmar & Joyce Heckman who celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary yesterday.  With much love and admiration, their children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren placed the flowers in church.

We remember Don & Sara Bultemeier in our prayers, as they will celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary tomorrow, June 7.  May the Lord continue to bless both these couples.

Included in this morning’s bulletin is our weekly study guide, “Time in the Word.”   This week’s theme is “God Has No Boundaries.”

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.  (With the time change, you may wish to double-check the times of the Ohio programs.)  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 Committee’s Food for Thought:  More often than not we associate His blessings with only material things, as in the case of Abraham, David, and Solomon.  They were all wealthy men, but indeed, the blessings of the Lord are more than just money.  Consider this verse:    “Behold, children are a gift of the Lord; the fruit of the womb is a reward,” – Psalm 127:3

There will be a door collection this morning (after each service) to benefit Relay for Life.  Remember, that Thrivent will match any funds collected by the 7th.

We welcome the Wyneken 8th grade choir who will sing at this morning’s 9:00 a.m. service.  We thank them for sharing the gift of music with us.

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?   

A NOTE FROM OUR TREASURER:

Balance in checking, June 1, 2004

 

$6,153.91

Anticipated expenses for June:

 

 

  Salaries

$7,043.00

 

  Communion Supplies

30.00

 

  Guest Pastors

100.00

 

  Students

50.00

 

  Wyneken, April payment

3,000.00

 

  Wyneken, May payment

13,000.00

 

  Wyneken, June payment

13,000.00

 

  District/Synod Convention

535.00

 

  Radio Broadcast

15.00

 

  Website

26.00

 

  Stewardship Material

25.00

 

  Supplies & Stationery

500.00

 

  Postage

75.00

 

  Equipment, repair

83.00

 

  Electricity

150.00

 

  Telephone

100.00

 

  Maintenance Supplies

50.00

 

  Repairs, Buildings & Property

    1,082.00

 

Total anticipated expenses

 

  38,864.00

Amount needed to meet expenses

 

$32,710.09

As you can see from the treasurer’s report, we are behind in our payments to Wyneken.  (In fact, we have been consistently behind about $3,000 each month in our Wyneken payments.)  At the end of this month, we need to be current with our obligations to Wyneken.  A special Voters’ Meeting is tentatively scheduled for Sunday, June 20, following the worship service to discuss our payment options if we would happen to fall short of funds.  Please prayerfully consider this situation.

The men’s softball team has two games at Hoagland this week--Ossian at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, June 7, and Bingen at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 9.  The men’s softball team has had a low turnout of players so far this season (in fact, we had to forfeit one game for lack of players).  New or former players, please consider this opportunity.  Contact Steve Conrad for more information. 

Have you remembered your “Prayer Partner” lately?

Ladies, do you know how much a few simple items can mean to a woman trying to recover from an addiction to alcohol or drugs?  As part of the ingathering at the LWML Convention in June, we will be collecting some of the items needed by the Hope Recovery Program for Women in Lexington, Kentucky.  Items that would be beneficial include house slippers, wristwatches, phone calling cards, new greeting cards (can be Christian), brushes, and combs.  Perhaps, you like to quilt.  A second program being helped is the St. John’s Lutheran Church Quilt Project.  They are in need of baby quilts (36” x 45” backed with flannel) and adult-sized quilts (45” x 60” or 60” x 60”).  There are boxes in either entranceway of the church for your donations or you may give them to Marlene Conrad.  We will be collecting items through June 20. 

The Adams county Thrivent Chapter is participating in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life that will be held at Bellmont High School on June 18 and 19 from 6 p.m. Friday until noon on Saturday.  All money donated by June 7 will be matched by Thrivent (make checks payable to American Cancer Society).  Collection containers are in the entranceways.  Contact Leesa Heckman, Kris Blomenberg, or Mike Heckman if you have any questions.  Additional information is included in the June newsletter.

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will be meeting at the Re/Max office in Decatur at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 10. 

The Lutheran Home Auxiliary is sponsoring a chicken barbecue on Friday, June 11, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Tickets are $5.50 (presale) and will cost $6 at the door.  If you are interested in purchasing tickets, please see Donna Hileman, our congregational representative.

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 180 with 119 receiving Holy Communion

 OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Last Week’s

Weekly Budget

+/- for the Week

+/- for the Year

Home Purpose:

 

 

 

$3,942.61

 $5,506.51

-$1,563.90

-$14,647.68

Missions:

 

 

 

 $142.00

$389.42

-$247.42

+$577.19

Wyneken News

Don’t forget to get your SCRIP this morning.  Consider those graduation parties you will be attending (or giving) when making out your SCRIP order.  SCRIP will be available on Wednesday, June 9, at Wyneken (our last day of school).    We also wish to thank Cheri Melching for her terrific job as SCRIP coordinator.  Jane Kleine will be taking her place, effective July 1.  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.

The Class of 2005 is selling Nelson’s Port-a-Pit chicken to be served on Father’s Day, June 20.  The cost is $4 per half.  Pre-sale tickets are on sale today and can be purchased from any Wyneken 7th grader.  Friedheim’s 7th graders include Anna Buuck, Mike Buuck, Chris Gorman, James Gorman, Andrea Johnson, and Kevin Schultz.  Chris and James will be selling tickets in the front church lawn this morning.  (In case of inclement weather, they will be in the back of church.)  By purchasing your tickets in advance, it helps with the planning of how many chicken halves to order. 

Chimes will not meet on June 7 but will meet on June 9.

The last day of school is Wednesday, June 9, with dismissal at 11 a.m.  The awards ceremony begins at 8:30 a.m. with chapel at 10 a.m.  

East Allen Parents:  East Allen’s last day of school is Monday, June 7, with early dismissal.  You will need to find transportation home on the 7th as well as the remaining two days of school at Wyneken.

North Adams Parents:  North Adams’ last day of school is Tuesday, June 8.

You will need to transport your child(ren) to and from school on the 9th.

Final report cards will be withheld from families who have outstanding fees (tuition, lunch, library, and other school fees) as of June 9.  If you have any questions, please contact the school office (639-6177).

Lost and found items will be displayed in the school lobby.  Any items left after our last day (June 9) will be thrown away or given away.  Parents, you may want to check this out before the 9th!

Applications for the 21st Century Scholars program are available in the school office.  If a student qualifies, they can get up to four years of free college tuition to attend participating Indiana public or private colleges, universities, or proprietary institution.  Deadline to submit an application is June 30, 2004.  (These applications are for 7th/8th graders who meet eligibility criteria.)

Is your child interested in a show choir camp?  The Vocal Music Department at Bellmont High School is offering this camp to all students in grades 3-8.  There will be no auditions—all applicants will be accepted.  The camp will run from June 21-25 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the choir room at Bellmont.  Registration fee is $25, which includes a T-shirt and snacks for the week.  There will be a free public concert on Sunday, June 26, at Bellmont.  Pick up a registration form in the school office.

Looking Ahead:  The school office will be open mornings only (9 a.m. to noon) during the summer months.  The Annual Association Meeting will be held on Monday, July 19.  Registration information and forms will go out to all families who have pre-registered the week of July 19.  Registration Day is Tuesday, August 10.   Opening day for the 2004-2005 school year is Monday, August 23 (half day).

Sporting News

Congratulations to our JV soccer team who won the Cub Classic at Concordia last week.  A special thanks goes to the JV coaches—Rich Skaggs, Alicia Drier, and Kathy Fuhrmann.  Fantastic job, girls!

Coaches are needed for several sports for next school year.  If you would be willing to help with any of the following teams, please contact Rich Schwantz—5th & 6th grade girls’ volleyball, 5th grade boys’ basketball, 7th grade girls’ basketball, 4th-6th grade girls’ soccer as well as someone to help with the boys’ varsity soccer team.

Information about various summer sport camps is available in the school office.  Stop in and check out what is available.

Wyneken will host its second annual Physical Night on Thursday, August 12.  (Times will be announced at registration.)  Dr. Cam Nelson and his staff will offer a physical to any student participating in sports (grades 3-8) for only $15.  More information will be sent home with the final report cards.

There will be an open gym (basketball) this evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for all 6th, 7th, and 8th graders.   

THIS WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

TODAY

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

 

6:00 p.m.

Open gym @ Wyneken

MONDAY

 

Donations for Relay for Life due (for matching funds)

 

7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

 

7:00 p.m.

Men’s softball

WEDNESDAY

8:30 a.m.

Awards @ Wyneken

 

10:15 a.m.

Closing Chapel

 

11:00 a.m.

School dismissed

 

8:30 p.m.

Men’s softball

THURSDAY

8:00 a.m.

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans @ Re/Max

 

8:00 p.m.

School Board

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

June 13

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service (Senior Recognition)

 

4:30 p.m.

Men’s softball       

June 14

7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

June 15

8:30 p.m.

Men’s softball

June 16

All Day

Tabea Society

June 18-19

 

Relay for Life

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