Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church


A Service of Praise & Special Thanksgiving for America


Pentecost 5
July 4, 2004

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Organ Prelude

The Ringing of the Church Bell

v    The Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag

v The Pledge of Allegiance to the Cross of Christ

The Opening Hymn

“Our God, Our Help in Ages Past”

TLH #123

The Reading:                            Deuteronomy 8:1-10

The Collect for the Day: Almighty God, whose mercies are new every morning and whose goodness, though undeserved, still abundantly provides for all our wants of body and soul, grant us, we humbly pray, your Holy Spirit that we may heartily acknowledge Your merciful goodness toward us, give thanks for all Your benefits, and serve You in willing obedience; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

The Hymn

“Swell the Anthem, Raise the Song”

TLH #584

The Reading:                            Philippians 4:6-20

The Collect for our Country: Almighty God, You have given us this good land as our heritage. Grant that we remember Your generosity and constantly do Your will. Bless our land with honest industry, truthful education, and an honorable way of life. Save us from violence, discord, and confusion, from pride and arrogance, and from every evil course of action. Make us who came from many nations with many different languages a united people. Defend our liberties, and give those whom we have entrusted with the authority of government the spirit of wisdom that there may be justice and peace in our land. When times are prosperous, let our hearts be thankful; and in troubled times do not let our trust in You fail; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen

The Hymn

“Great King of Nations, Hear Our Prayer”

TLH #583

The Reading:                            1 Timothy 2:1-4

The Collect for Good Government: Eternal Lord, Ruler of all, graciously regard those who have been set in positions of authority among us that they may be guided by Your Spirit. Be high in purpose, wise in counsel, firm in good resolution, and unwavering in duty, that under them we may be governed quietly and peaceably; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

The Hymn

“Almighty Lord, before Thy Throne”

TLH #579

The Reading:                            Luke17: 11-19

The Collect for Responsible Citizenship: Lord, keep this nation under Your care. Bless the leaders of our land that we may be a people at peace among ourselves and a blessing to the other nations of this earth. Help us provide trustworthy leaders, contribute to wise decisions for the general welfare, and thus serve you faithfully in our generation to the honor of Your holy Name; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen

The Hymn

“Eternal Father, Strong to Save”

HS’98 #906

Eternal Father, strong to save,
Whose arm hath bound the restless wave,
Who bidd’st the mighty ocean deep Its own appointed limits keep:
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee For those in peril on the sea.

O Christ, the Lord of hill and plain 
O’er which our traffic runs amain
By mountain pass or valley low; Wherever, Lord, Thy people go,
Protect them by Thy guarding hand From ev’ry peril on the land.

O Spirit, whom the Father sent
To spread abroad the firmament;
O Wind of heaven, by Thy might Save all who dare the eagle’s flight,
And keep them by Thy watchful care From ev’ry peril in the air.

O Trinity of love and pow’r, Our people shield in danger’s hour;
From rock and tempest, fire and foe,
Protect them wheresoe’er they go;Thus evermore shall rise to Thee
Glad praise from air and land and sea.

The Sermon

The Confession and Absolution                         TLH pages 47-48

The Prayers of the people of God at Friedheim

The Lord’s Prayer

The Words of Institution

The Distribution Hymns

“To Thee, Our God, We Fly”

TLH #580

“All Ye Who on This Earth do Dwell

TLH #581

“Before the Lord We Bow”

TLH #575

The Closing Collect

The Benediction

The Closing Hymn

“God Bless Our Native Land

TLH #577

+ Soli Deo Gloria +

The Acolytes:

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


We remember our members who will celebrate birthdays this week—James Fuhrman, Linda Conrad, Meri Everett, Travis Hockemeyer, Mark Jackson, Don Bultemeier, Jarvis Cale, Sam Conrad, Brian Erxleben, Shawn Kiess, Alex Lichtle, and Dawn Stoppenhagen. 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 has returned home, Ben Miller who has returned home after outpatient surgery at Adams County Memorial Hospital, and Andrea Braun, Sean Sielschott’s niece, who has returned home.

We remember in our prayers the family and friends of Victor Bradtmueller, uncle of Jeff and Kurt Bradtmueller, who was called to his heavenly home this past week and given Christian burial last Monday.  May the God of all comfort be with 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 “Total Commitment.”

We thank Anna Buuck and Lydia Dahling for sharing their gift of music with us this morning.  May the Lord continue to bless them 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:  The world’s wisdom deceives people into believing that happiness and fulfillment in life come through having things.  If you allow the foolishness of this world to control your thoughts, you will believe that having money and things represents power, success, and status.  In contrast, God’s wisdom tells you:  “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” – Matthew 6:33

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?  “Modern Fascism” is the topic of this week’s program with discussion led by Dr. Gene Edward Veith of World magazine.  

LYF members, if you’re going to Cedar Point, you need to be at the Parish Hall by 5:30 a.m. this Friday, July 9.   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. 

The men’s softball team has one game at Hoagland this week—St. John’s Bingen at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 7. 

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.

Our Quarterly Voters’ Meeting will be held next Sunday, July 11, following the worship service.  Please plan on attending and hearing from our various boards and committees.

The LWML will have their quarterly meeting on Tuesday, July 13.  The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the church basement.  All ladies are invited to attend and hear the news from the convention!

Lutheran Home/Concord Village and WLDE 101.7 invite you to an Ice Cream Social next Sunday from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Lutheran Home (6701 South Anthony Blvd. in Ft. Wayne.  Ice cream is only 5 cents a dip and there are free hot dogs and drinks available.

We just received the following thank you note in the mail:

Hi kids,  Agape Respite Care wants to thank you so much for your help in making it possible for kids with disabilities to play ball!  The shirts and caps you helped purchase are really neat!  They have paw prints on them for the teams—Tigers and Panthers.  I am happy for the volunteers who will be helping, too.  Showing others that you care about their needs and their happiness is a special way of demonstrating God’s love.  With appreciation, Agape Respite Care.

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 220; Monday Evening Bible Class - 7

It’s Up To You

God gave you this day to do just what you would.
You can throw it away – or do some good.
You can make someone happy, or make someone sad.
What have you done with the day that you had?

God gave it to you to do just as you would.
You can do what is wicked, or do what is good.
You can hand out a smile, or just give ‘em a frown.
You can lift someone up, or push someone down.
You can lighten some load, or some progress impede.
You can look for a rose, or just gather some weed.

What did you do with your beautiful day?
God gave it to you, did you throw it away?


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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 as soon as possible.  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 noon on Thursday, July 8.  Please notice the change of date.)  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 next 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.



7:30 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion


9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

TUESDAY 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Audit of Wyneken books

7:00 p.m.

Elders’ Meeting


7:30 p.m.

Trustees’ Meeting


8:00 p.m.

Council Meeting


All Day

Tabea Society


7:00 p.m.

Men’s softball


8:00 a.m.

Thrivent Meeting @ Re/Max in Decatur



Reports due to Wyneken for Association Meeting booklet


7:00 p.m.

Wyneken School Board


5:30 a.m.

LYF to leave for Cedar Point


July 11

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service


10:00 a.m.

Quarterly Voters’ Meeting

July 12

7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

July 13

7:30 p.m.

LWML Quarterly Meeting


8:30 p.m.

Men’s softball

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