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 4
June 27, 2004

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Service

TLH Page 32

Hymns

TLH #324, vv. 1-4; vv. 5-8; #376 ©

Theme for the Day

Unawareness of Sin

2 Samuel 11:26-12:10, 13-15

Davis is made aware of His sin of murder

Galatians 2:11-21

Paul exposes Peter’s sin of compromise

Luke 7:36-50

Self-righteousness blinds one to sin

The Sermon

“An Invited Guest Speaks” – Luke 7:36-50
Two sinners have a personal audience with the Savior.  How will they fare?

1.      Simon opens his house but is far from hospitable.

a. He is impenitent.

b.  He is loveless

2.      The woman, by contrast, is forgiven although she was not invited into Simon’s house.

a.  Her sins were many.

b.  Her sins dismiss her.

c.  In humbleness she approaches the Savior.

d.  She receives free and total remission.

The Acolyte

Andrea Johnson

+ Soli Deo Gloria +

We remember our members who will celebrate birthdays this week—Bruce Bultemeier, Roger Buuck, Linda McAllister, Larry Hitzfield, and Payton Lengerich. 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, Bob Keuneke, brother-in-law of Evelyn Keuneke, and Andrea Braun, Sean Sielschott’s niece, who is recovering at an Indianapolis hospital.

The flowers on the altar are to the glory of God and in loving memory of Alex Hormann, placed in church by his family.

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

Next Sunday, you will again have the opportunity to attend an early-worship service.  Services will be held at 7:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m.  Holy communion will be celebrated at both.

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:  Many Christians fail to experience God’s blessings because they conform to the image of the world.  Consider this verse:  “You shall again obey the Lord, and observe all His commandments which I command you today.  Then the Lord your God will proper you abundantly in all the work of your hand.” – Deuteronomy 30:8-9

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?  “The Person & Work of the Holy Spirit” is the topic of this week’s program with discussion led by Rev. Ken Schurb of Zion Lutheran Church, Moberly, Missouri.  

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--Decatur at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, June 28, and Ossian at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 30. 

Council Members:  The minutes of the June 1 Council Meeting are in your slots in the entranceway of the church.  The next Council Meeting will be on Tuesday, July 6, at 8 p.m.

Decatur Area Lutherans for Life will have a business meeting this afternoon 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 this afternoon 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 today 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 today.  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.

Youth ushers for July are Kyle Brodbeck, Chase McAllister, and Spencer Scheumann.

Serving on Altar Guild in July are Anna Crosby and Laurina Conrad.

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 236 with 165 receiving Holy Communion; Monday Evening Bible Class - 8

 OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Last Week’s

Weekly Budget

+/- for the Week

+/- for the Year

Home Purpose:

 

 

 

$9,490.19

 $5,506.51

+$3,983.68

-$10,604.60

Missions:

 

 

 

 $150.00

$389.42

-$239.42

+$341.93

Wyneken News

Don’t forget to get your SCRIP this morning.  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.

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.

Old barn beams are needed for use in the Learning Garden.  If you can donate any, please contact Tim Ehlerding (724-8760) or Trent Kleine (639-7244).  Thanks!

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 in Wyneken’s cafetorium at 7 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.

The next open gym will be held 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

MONDAY

7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

 

7:00 p.m.

Men’s softball

WEDNESDAY

8:30 p.m.

Men’s softball

THURSDAY

9:00 a.m.

LWML Bible Class @ Dorothy Heckman’s

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

July 4

7:30 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

 

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

July 5

7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

July 6

7:00 p.m.

Elders’ Meeting

 

7:30 p.m.

Trustees’ Meeting

 

8:00 p.m.

Council Meeting

July 7

All Day

Tabea Society

 

7:00 p.m.

Men’s softball

HOW TO SUCCEED IN CHRISTIAN LIFE

1.      1.  Rely upon the Holy Spirit—Ephesians 5:18 & Acts 1:8
2.  Confess Jesus as Lord—Romans 10:9,10 & Philippians
2:11
3.     Pray without ceasing—I Thessalonians 5:17 & Luke 18:1
4.     Search the Scriptures daily—John 5:39 & Acts 17:11
5.     Attend public worship regularly—Hebrews 10:25 & Psalm 50:5
6.     Give liberally without grudging—II Corinthians 9:7 & Luke 6:38
7.     Give attention to missions—John 4:35,36 & Matthew 28:19,20
8.     Forget self-Live for others—Matthew 20:26-28 & I John 3:16
9.     Witness to someone daily—Acts 2:42, 46, 47
10.   Keep growing in grace—2 Peter 3:18 & Ephesians 4:12-16
11.   Memorize one verse daily—Psalm 119:11 & Daniel 12:3
12.   Carry your Bible or Testament with you always—Titus 1:9 & Philippians 2:16

Money Will Buy:

A bed but not sleep, Books but not brains,
Food but not appetite, Finery but not beauty,
A house but not a Home, Medicine but not health,
Luxuries but not culture, Amusements but not happiness,
A crucifix but not a Savior, A church but not a heaven.
But what you cannot buy you can receive as a gift,

“For the wages of sin id death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” – Romans 6:23

Source:  Heart Blessings, compiled by Dale Crowley and distributed by Choice Books, Great Lakes-Rosedale, c. 1976

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