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 car.  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 13
August 29
, 2004

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Worship Page 46
Hymns TLH #301; #285;; #278; #279; #388; #49 ©
The Readings The fire of God’s Word
Jeremiah 23:23-29  The fire of God’s Word destroys
Hebrews 12:1-13  The fire of God’s Word disciplines
Luke 12:49-53   The fire of God’s Word divides

The Sermon

“The Fire of God’s Word” – All three lessons
The Acolyte Andrea Johnson

+ Soli Deo Gloria +

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Marla Manley, Richard Buuck (his 92nd), David Mourey, Jr., Aaron D. Conrad, and Elaine Derrow.  We also remember in our prayers Lowell Timm, principal at Wyneken, and Judy Baumann who teaches at Monmouth.  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 remember in our prayers Ed Aspy who is a patient at Adams County.

This morning we welcome into church membership through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism Grace Olivia Buuck and Lukas James Bobay.  Grace is the daughter of Roger and Julie (Reed) Buuck.  Her godfathers are Jim Buuck and  Aaron Dettmer.  Lukas is the son of Tim & Tonya (Bultemeyer) Bobay.  His godparents are Nick Bobay (with Lori Bobay serving as proxy), Tricia Bultemeyer, and Corbin Bultemeier.  May the Good Shepherd keep an ever-watchful eye on these most precious of His lambs.

The flowers on the altar are to the glory of God and in honor of Grace’s baptism this morning.  May the Lord richly bless her throughout her life.

Next Sunday there will again be two opportunities to worship our Lord.  The early-bird service will begin at 7:30 a.m. with the regular service beginning at 9 a.m.  Holy communion will be celebrated in both services.

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

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:  This same God who did not spare His own Son, will also give us all good things, so that we will have enough for our own needs as well as the needs of others and the extension of His kingdom.  God’s maturing stewards want to be a part of that kind of sharing which makes an eternal difference, because they strive for excellence in all they do.

Council Members: The minutes from the August 3 Council Meeting are in your slots in the entranceway of the church.  The next Council Meeting is Tuesday, September 7, at 8:00 p.m.

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?     This week’s topic is “The Teachings of Joel Osteen” with the discussion led by Bob Liichow of Discernment Ministry International.

The Morning Glories have resumed their weekly meetings on Tuesday mornings in the Parish Hall at 9 a.m.  If you enjoy crafting, why not plan on joining us.  We understand that Glenbrook will not be hosting the bazaar this fall.  The group will try to find another craft show to attend this fall.  If you have a suggestion, please contact Marlene Conrad or Shirley Buuck.  Thanks!

The LYF will be having a gym night this evening from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  See you at Wyneken!  They are also planning to have a paper/aluminum can drive on Saturday, September 18.  LYF members are asked to be at the Parish Hall by 8 a.m. that day.  If you would like to have your papers/cans picked up, please contact Corbin or Lisa Bultemeier (547-4775) or Jerry Bultemeyer (724-9829) to have your name put on the list.  Thanks!

The Trustees have set the date for church clean up.  Your help is needed on Saturday, September 11, beginning at 8 a.m.  Many willing hands will make the work go quickly.

We are beginning to make plans for our Sunday School classes.  It would be of a tremendous help to know who is returning from last year’s staff, who would like to teach (full time or part time), assist in a class, or be on our substitute list.  Please contact Dawn Miller (824-9013), Shirley Drier (547-4419), or Pastor Dahling.  Thanks.  The first day of Sunday School is September 12.

Zion Lutheran Church, 10th & Monroe Streets in Decatur, has openings in their 3-year old pre-school class.  This class meets on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.  Any child who is 3 years old by July 1 is eligible to join.  For more information you may call Miss Becky Creek at 728-9995 or at 724-9677.

I would like to thank Pastor Dahling for his many visits while I was in the hospital as well as for the prayers.  I also appreciated all the get well cards I received.  May the Lord bless each of you.  – Hildegard Kiefer

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 204; Monday Evening Bible Class - 7 

 OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Last Week’s

Weekly Budget

+/- for the Week

+/- for the Year

Home Purpose:

 

 

 

$3,521.20

 $5,506.51

-$1,985.31

-$21,802.72

Missions:

 

   

 $0.00

$389.42

-$389.42

-$1,209.85

Wyneken News

Our Wyneken 8th grade class is serving that delicious Nelson’s port-a-pit chicken following the worship service this morning until 11:30 a.m.   Any chicken not picked up by that time will be taken to Bingen (and will be available to be picked up until 12:30 p.m.).  There are some extra halves available this morning ($4 per half a chicken) if you forgot to get your pre-sale tickets..  The class appreciates your support of all their fundraising efforts to enable them to go to Washington, DC next spring.

Since July 1, SCRIP has already given PTL $3,4000.  SCRIP will be available on Wednesday and Fridays after school in the front lobby and all day on Fridays in the school office.  Don’t forget to get your SCRIP this morning from Kim Weiland, our SCRIP representative.  You can see her following the worship service. You can also E-mail scrip@wyneken.org and place your order.

Market Day pick-up date is Thursday, September 1, in the school ca feteria from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  If you have questions, please contact Sharon Franke (623-3992).

Do you have a child in band?  Individuals are needed to help co-chair the annual fish and tenderloin dinner on Friday, October 1.  If you would be willing to co-chair this event, please contact the school office. 

Advanced band has already begun meeting (Wednesday and Friday mornings).  The beginner band will start with their first practice on Thursday, September 2, from 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. in the music room.

HELP!  Wyneken has framed the 8th grade Washington trip group pictures and mounted them in the school hallway.  We are missing the pictures from the 8th grade classes of 1994, 1995, 1996, and 1998.  Do you have a copy of the group photo from any of these years?  Please contact Mr. Drier if you would be willing to donate one of these photos to add to the collection.

Our annual Open House/Scholastic Book Fair will be held on Tuesday, September 7, beginning at 7 p.m.  This is a great opportunity to visit your child’s teacher, ask general questions about classroom activities, and show an interest in your child’s education.  The book fair will also open on Tuesday and will run through the week. 

Parents, just a reminder, unless a student is arriving by bus, a tardy is defined as an unexcused arrival to Wyneken after 8 a.m.  This means students must be inside the main entrance door by 8 a.m.  Following three tardies per semester, the principal will schedule an after school detention for one hour to begin immediately after school.  The student will forfeit their right to participate in after school activities during the detention time.  If you know you will be late, please call the office.

Parents of Pre-K, Kindergarten, and 6th grade students:  Immunizations must be up-to-date.  Please contact the school office with the needed information by August 31 if you have not already done so.

East Allen Schools will begin their half-hour early Wednesday dismissal starting on September 1.  New this year to their schedule is late arrival and early release curriculum days.  Please refer to the East Allen calendar that you received at registration.  The first early release date is Thursday, September 9.  Students riding East Allen busses will need to find transportation home that day.  The early bus dismissal form you received must be returned to school by Monday, August 30.  The school needs to know who is to leave early on Wednesdays.

We are again collecting Campbell’s Labels for Education, Big G box tops, and pop tabs.  The funds received from the labels and box tops goes to our library fund for the purchase of books and videos while the pop tabs help support the Ronald McDonald House/Riley Children’s Hospital.  We will be collecting these items throughout the year.

Sporting News

Volunteers are always needed to run the scoreboard, keep book, be line judges, etc. at our sporting events.   We would welcome anyone to come and help us out.  Not sure how to run the scoreboard or do book?  Training sessions will be available.  Friends, grandparents, aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters, cousins, high school students, etc., if you have an interest in helping in any of these capacities, you can contact someone on the Athletic Boosters or Rich Schwantz, our Athletic Director, or Marv Drier, our Assistant Athletic Director.  Representatives from Friedheim include Kent and Monica Stoppenhagen, Dave and Janice Buuck, and Allen and Shirley Buuck.  Thanks for your help!

Wyneken parents have faithfully supported our athletic programs in many ways.  You can also help by donating items to sell at the concession stand.  Items needed include bottled pop (with twist tops, no cans), bottled water, and Gatorade/All Sport drinks.  You can leave your donations in the school library (marked “Athletic Boosters”).  Thanks!

If you are going to the Indy tournament on November 5-7, you are reminded that the hotel rooms were to be paid for last Friday.  The cost is $70 per night with checks made payable to Wyneken.  If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Schwantz.

Opening week game schedules were not available when the bulletin was printed.  Check with a soccer or volleyball player about their first games.  Our young athletes always enjoy having family and friends come to their games.  Hope to see you at an event soon!

Our fall coaching staff includes Sherri Johnson and Christy Norder (5th/6th volleyball), Tammy Shoup and Allison Gledhill (7th/8th volleyball), Rich Skaggs and Eric Koenemann (4th-6th soccer), and Marv Drier and Pastor Olson (7th/8th soccer).  When you see these individuals, don’t forget to thank them for donating their time to coach our young athletes.  (Just for your information, a 5th grade boys’ basketball coach is still needed.  If you would be willing to help with this class, please contact Mr. Schwantz.)

The Athletic Boosters will be meeting in the school library at 7 p.m. on Monday, August 30.

THIS WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

TODAY 9:00 a.m. Worship Service
  10:00 a.m. 8th Grade Chicken BBQ
  5:00 p.m. LYF Gym Night @ Wyneken   
MONDAY 7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
TUESDAY 9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
WEDNESDAY All Day Tabea Society
  8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

September 5 7:30 a.m. Worship Service with Holy Communion
  9:00 a.m. Worship Service with Holy Communion
September 7 6:00 a.m. Early-bird Bible Class  
  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
  7:00 p.m. Elders’ Meeting
  7:30 p.m. Trustees’ Meeting
  8:00 p.m. Council Meeting
September 8 8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  7:00 p.m. Choir
September 9 8:00 a.m. Thrivent Meeting @ Re/Max
  7:00 p.m. School Board
September 11 8:00 a.m. Church Clean Up
  8 a.m. – Noon  Learning Garden Workday

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