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 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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Pentecost 2
June 13, 2004

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Service

TLH Page 5

Hymns

TLH #544, vv. 1-3; LW #501; TLH #544, vv. 4-5 ©

Theme for the Day

God Has No Boundaries

I Kings 8:22-23, 41-43

No boundary for people

Galatians 1:1-10

No boundary for the Gospel

Luke 7:1-10

No boundary for faith

Sermon

“Four Statements Concerning Great Faith” - Luke 7:1-10

1.      It is a statement or word of merit.

2.      It is a statement or word of worth.

3.      It is a statement or word of convenience.

4.      It is a statement or word of trust.

The Acolyte

James Gorman

+ Soli Deo Gloria +

We remember our members who will celebrate birthdays this week—Willis Conrad, Lin Gorman, Kelly Mourey, and Wally Bultemeier.  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 Celia Bultemeyer, daughter of Scott & Carrie Bultemeyer and great-niece of Les & Karen Conrad, Jerry Bultemeyer, Waldo & Rosie Bultemeier and Jim & Cheryl Bultemeyer, Barb Geyer who is recovering from knee surgery at Adams County Memorial Hospital, Clarence Bultemeier who has returned home, and Andrea Braun, Sean Sielschott’s niece, who is a patient at an Indianapolis hospital.

The flowers on the altar are to the glory of God and in honor of the Class of 2005.  We pray the Lord’s richest blessings upon Nathan Conrad, Drew Heckman, Valerie Jackson, Cheryl Kiefer, Jason Miller, Brian Moeller, Megan Schamerloh, Devin Sielschott, and Tyler Sorg as they begin the next phase of their lives.

We remember Gene & Irene Kiess in our prayers, as they will celebrate their 51st wedding anniversary on Wednesday, June 16.  May the Lord continue to bless this couple.

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

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:  God’s blessings, other than material, might be a happy marriage, children, good relationships with family and friends, career satisfaction, health, and the list goes on and on.  Consider this verse:    “A faithful man will abound with blessings, but he who makes haste to be rich will not go unpunished” – Proverbs 28:20

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?   

At the end of this month, we need to be current with our obligations to Wyneken and at the moment we are behind in our payments.  In fact, we have been consistently behind about $3,000 each month in our Wyneken payments since April.  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.

Parents of the Confirmation Class of 2004:  Your pictures have arrived.  You may pick them up in the sacristy following the worship service this morning.

The men’s softball team has two games at Hoagland this week--Fuelling at 4:30 p.m. this afternoon and Flatrock at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 15.  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. 

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.  Next Sunday is the last day for donations since the convention will be held at the end of next week. 

Would you like to help tie some quilts to take to the convention?  There will be a workday this Tuesday, June 15, beginning at 9 a.m.  Anyone who has willing hands is invited and welcomed to come to the Parish Hall to help with this project.  All supplies will be provided; all that’s missing is you!  Hope to see you on the 15th!

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.  You are welcome to walk with the group from Thrivent.  Thrivent will have a tent there.  If you plan on staying for a time, you may wish to bring along a lawn chair (for the times you aren’t walking!).

The Germanfest Committee would like to invite the members of Friedheim to attend a German service to close the 2004 Germanfest.  The service will begin at 1 p.m. this afternoon at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 917 W. Jefferson, in Ft. Wayne.  Rev. Detlev Shulz of Concordia Seminary will be the guest pastor with Herb Nuechterlein as organist.  At 12:45 p.m. a prelude of cello and violin music will be present by I Tre Angeli, of the Ft. Wayne Suzuki Youth Group.  Take this opportunity to revisit the past of your German Lutheran heritage.

Packing Up

I need to pack for a coming journey,
And must not forget important things….
For it’s not a round trip passage.
There will be no way to come back! …
I shall take faith and pack it tightly.
Among the folds of daily life,
And hold before me courage
To give strength when shadows come.
Too long I have wrestled with small things
That would not stay packed to the end…
But crumble they would,
And could not be used
At the end of the destination!
O, I would pray daily to keep in store
The vital things, I need for my soul
That when my journey starts
I shall be packed and ready. ---  Clara S. Holt

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service (early) – 69 with 46 receiving Holy Communion; Sunday Worship Service (late) – 219 with 142 receiving Holy Communion; Monday Evening Bible Class - 8

 OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Last Week’s

Weekly Budget

+/- for the Week

+/- for the Year

Home Purpose:

 

 

 

 $5.917.86

 $5,506.51

+$411.35

-$14,236.33

Missions:

 

 

 

 $658.00

$389.42

+$268.58

+$845.77

The door collection for Relay for Life was $293.

Wyneken News

Don’t forget to get your SCRIP this morning.  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 faculty and staff of Wyneken Memorial Lutheran School wish all the children a fun, safe, and Christ-filled summer.

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 8th grader.  Friedheim’s new 8th graders include Anna Buuck, Mike Buuck, Chris Gorman, James Gorman, Andrea Johnson, and Kevin Schultz.  Anna and Andrea 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. We will serve chicken at Friedheim until 11:30 a.m.  Any chicken not picked up by that time will be taken back to Bingen and can be picked up there.

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.)

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

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.

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 was included in the final report cards.

Open gym will be held this afternoon from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. for volleyball, followed by one for basketball from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for all 6th, 7th, and 8th graders.  

THIS WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

TODAY

4:00 p.m.

Open gym (volleyball) @ Wyneken

 

4:30 p.m.

Men’s softball @ Hoagland

 

6:00 p.m.

Open gym (basketball) @ Wyneken

MONDAY

7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

TUESDAY

9:00 a.m.

Workday @ Parish Hall

 

8:30 p.m.

Men’s softball @ Hoagland

WEDNESDAY

All Day

Tabea Society

FRIDAY & SATURDAY

 

Relay for Life

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

June 20

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service (Father’s Day)

 

10:00 a.m.

Special Voters’ Meeting

   

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

BBQ Chicken @ Friedheim (serving continues @ Bingen until 12:30 p.m.)

June 21

7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

 

7:00 p.m.

Men’s softball

June 22

 

July newsletter items due in church office

June 23

8:30 p.m.

Men’s softball

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