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 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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Pentecost 3
June 20, 2004

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Service

TLH Page 46

Hymns

TLH #6; #590; #38; #315; #49 ©

Theme for the Day

God’s Power of Live Over Death

I Kings 17:17-24

Power of life through Elijah

Galatians 1:11-24

Power of life in Paul’s conversion

Luke 7:11-17

Power of life in Jesus Christ

Sermon

“When Two Worlds Collide” - Luke 7:11-17
Two large crowds met and intersect.

1.      Death has its own gathering

a.  Leading this crowd is the only son of a widow.

b.  A crowd follows.

c.  Death delivers certain realities.

2.      Life too has its entourage.

a.  Leading this crowd is Jesus, the Lord of Life.

b.  As Lord of Life, Jesus’ words are fitting.

c.  He acts independently.

The Acolyte

Kevin Schultz

+ Soli Deo Gloria +

We remember our members who will celebrate birthdays this week—Lindsay Lian Berning, P. J. DeKoninck, Kolton Everett, Jessica P. Linnemeier, Michael Blomenberg, Cassie Hudson, Andy Buuck, Ryan Hockemeyer, Scott Hormann, Christian Lehman, Megan Selking, Candace Sielschott, Brandon Bergdall, and Ivy Mourey.  May our loving Savior direct, bless, and guide their lives.

We remember all the men who have been so influential in our lives—fathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers—as today is Father’s Day.  We pray that the Lord bless them as they continue to be the head of the home and lead by example.

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, Bob Keuneke, brother-in-law of Evelyn Keuneke, who will undergo surgery this Tuesday, and Andrea Braun, Sean Sielschott’s niece, who is recovering at an Indianapolis hospital.

We remember Tom & Marvene Buuck in our prayers, as they celebrate their 51st wedding anniversary today.  May the Lord continue to bless this couple.

The banner in church this morning will be taken to the LWML convention this coming weekend (June 25-27).  Our sincere appreciation to Ruth Wilder from Zion, Decatur, who designed our zone banner and, along with Marlene Conrad, constructed it.  We pray God’s blessings upon those attending the convention to guide them in the decisions to be made at the convention and for safe travel to and from Lexington, Kentucky.  Those attending from our congregation are Ann Crosby, Doris Conrad, Laurina Conrad, Linda Conrad, and Marlene Conrad.  A special thank you is given to all those who contributed items for the ingathering.    We especially wish to thank Irene Kiess who organized the workdays for the quilts and to those ladies who came last week (and those helping this coming Tuesday) to work on cutting, sewing, and tying the quilts as well as those who worked on quilts at home and donated them.  Thank you.

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

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:  Our blessings come as a result of trust and faith in Jesus Christ.  Consider this verse:  “If they hear and serve Him, they shall end their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures.” – Job 36:11

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?  “Christ-Centered Fatherhood” is the topic of this week’s program with discussion led by Rev. David Shadday of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Indianapolis.  

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 will be held following the worship service today 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 LYF has set the date for the Cedar Point trip.  The youth will head to the amusement park on Friday, July 9, meeting at the Parish Hall at 5:30 a.m.  Drivers and vans will be needed for the day.  If you can volunteer either, please contact Corbin or Lisa Bultemeier or Jerry Bultemeyer.  Who can go?  Those who were just confirmed as well as those who just graduated (and their friends) are welcome to come.   The LYF will cover a portion of the cost to get in to Cedar Point (your guests must pay their own way).   You will need to bring money for food and other miscellaneous expenses.  To help with the planning, Corbin & Lisa will need to know who plans on going and how many friends are coming.  Please call them (547-4775) by July 2 with this information.

The men’s softball team has two games at Hoagland this week--Flatrock at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, June 21, and Union at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 23. 

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.  If you still want to donate, please contact Marlene Conrad and get the items to her before Friday, June 25. 

Would you like to help tie some quilts to take to the convention?  There will be another workday this Tuesday, June 22, beginning at 9 a.m.  Anyone with 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 22nd!

Decatur Area Lutherans for Life will have a business meeting next Sunday, June 27, at 1 p.m. at St. Paul’s Preble.  All are invited to come and be a part of this organization.

Peace Ev. Lutheran Church invites the congregation to attend the ordination service for Vicar John Mark Sedwick next Sunday, June 27, at 4 p.m.  The church is located at 4900 Fairfield Avenue in Ft. Wayne.  Following the ordination service, a time for refreshments and fellowship will be held in the Fellowship Hall.  Mark will serve as a Hispanic Missionary to the Greater Fort Wayne Area.  We pray the Lord’s blessings on this ministry.

Martini Lutheran Church, 333 Moeller Road, in New Haven is having an Old Fashion Patriotic Ice Cream Social, as part of their 150th anniversary celebration on Sunday, June 27, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.  The congregation is invited to attend.  (Check out the flier in the south entranceway for more information on activities.)

Zion Lutheran Church in Decatur invites the congregation to attend an open-house reception for Mrs. Carol Bittner next Sunday, June 27.  Mrs. Bittner is retiring from the teaching ministry.  The reception will follow their 10:30 a.m. service and will be held in their Family Life Center.  If you would like to write a special note in honor of Mrs. Bittner’s retirement, you may sent it directly to Zion’s church office at 1010 W. Monroe Street, Decatur, Indiana  46733.

We recently received the following note from Donna Schieferstein.  Thank you for all you did to make my retirement celebration a very wonderful time.  It was a “perfect” time for me.  I enjoyed your visits, cards, and gifts.  God blessed my years at Wyneken so richly.  I especially want to thank you for your love, support and caring all those years.  Your prayers were answered and I thank God for them.  I’ll officially retire after August.  God willing, I will be able to help in some way at Wyneken in the future.  Thank you for all the wonder memories.  Thank you very much and God bless you all!

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 258; Monday Evening Bible Class - 8

 OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Last Week’s

Weekly Budget

+/- for the Week

+/- for the Year

Home Purpose:

 

 

 

 $5,181.56

 $5,506.51

-$324.95

-14,588.28

Missions:

 

 

 

 $125.00

$389.42

-$264.42

+$581.35

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.

You can pick up your Nelson’s Port-a-Pit chicken today from the table set up in the front church lawn.  (In case of inclement weather, please go to the Parish Hall to pick up your chicken.)  There will be some extra chicken halves available for sale if you didn’t get your pre-sale tickets.  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.  The students appreciate your support of this fundraiser to help defray the cost of their Washington, DC trip next spring.

As part of the teaching of our children the awe of God’s creation, an outside learning garden is being created at Wyneken.  This Learning Lab/Discovery Garden will allow our children to experience a “hands-on” approach to the outdoor world of plants, animals, and insects.  Construction will begin in the next few weeks.  Below is a list of items needed.  If you are able to donate any of these items or make a monetary donation, please contact Dean Wass at 623-2209 before June 28.  Thanks for your continued support of our Wyneken School!

v     Retaining wall blocks for raised flower beds—400 needed (monetary donation)

v     Greenhouse—131 square foot

v     Concrete flooring for greenhouse--$150

v     Fencing for around garden—225 feet needed (monetary donation)

v     Plants materials--$3,000 (list of plants available upon request)

v     Top soil--$288

v     Gardening tools-hand tools, rakes, wheelbarrow, shovels, soaker hose, hose, watering cans, gloves, etc.

v     Shelving and storage until for green house

v     Work tables/benches—four at $57 each

v     Stone for pathways has already been donated!

v     Hand-hewn beams for the trellises.

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 at 8 p.m. on Monday, July 19.  (Reports to be placed in the meeting booklet need to be submitted no later than July 14.)  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 not be held until Sunday, July 11, 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, 8th, and 9th graders.  

THIS WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

TODAY

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

 

10:00 a.m.

Special Voters’ Meeting

        

10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

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

MONDAY

7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

 

7:00 p.m.

Men’s softball

TUESDAY

9:00 a.m.

Workday @ Parish Hall

 

 

Newsletter articles for July due in church office

WEDNESDAY

8:30 p.m.

Men’s softball

FRIDAY – SUNDAY

 

LWML Convention in Lexington, Kentucky

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

June 27

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service

June 28

7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

 

7:00 p.m.

Men’s softball

June 30

8:30 p.m.

Men’s softball

July 1

9:00 a.m.

LWML Bible Class @ Dorothy Heckman’s

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