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 14
September 5
, 2004

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Worship Page 46
Hymns TLH #20; #421; #309; #307; #392; #390 ©
The Readings The Universality of God’s Kingdom
Isaiah 66:18-23  God promises to gather all nations to worship Him
Hebrews 12:18-24   Christians have come to the city of God
Luke 13:22-30  People from every nation enter through the narrow door of righteousness

The Sermon

“God’s Desire for this World” – Isaiah 66:18-23
     1.
      That all people worship Him
     2.
      That all people serve Him
The Acolyte Kevin Schultz (7:30 a.m.)
Anna Buuck (9:00 a.m.)

+ Soli Deo Gloria +

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Jim Heckman, Ethan Lichtle, Henry Dahling, Mendi Kaehr, Mike Linnemeier, Christian Robinson, Kyle Brodbeck, and Rachelle Buuck.  We also remember in our prayers Cindy Roy, our Resource Room teacher at Wyneken, and Toney Bergman who teaches in the North Adams system.  May our loving Savior direct, bless, and guide their lives.

We rejoice with Scott and Beth (Blomenberg) McCloskey on the birth of their first child, Brandon Henry, on Monday, August 30.  May the Good Shepherd keep an ever-watchful eye on this most precious of His lambs.

We remember in our prayers George and Barb Geyer who are celebrating their 51st wedding anniversary today, Rich & Eldora Scheumann who will celebrate 58 years of marriage on Tuesday, September 7, and Gary & Dorothy Heckman who will be married 59 years on Thursday, September 9.  May the Lord continue to bless these couples.

May the Great Physician grant health and strength to all who are in need.   We remember in our prayers Virginia Waltz, Donna Hileman’s sister, who will undergo surgery this Thursday at Lutheran Hospital, and Ed Aspy and Bryan Miller who are both receiving treatment in Indianapolis hospitals.

Included in this morning’s bulletin is our weekly study guide, “Time in the Word.”   This week’s theme is “A Humble Person.”

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:  Christian education is a very significant investment.  It has life-long returns that cannot be measured, but it doesn’t come free.  The average cost for educating a child in a Christian school is approximately $2,500 per year.  Most of that cost is “covered” by the weekly tithe of the congregation.  Consider this verse:  “A tithe of everything from the land, whether grain from the soil or fruit from the trees, belongs to the Lord; it is holy to the Lord.” – Leviticus 27:30

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?    

LYF Ushers for September are James Fuhrmann and Cam Thieme.

Dorothy Heckman and Evie Keuneke are on Altar Guild for September.

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 are having a paper/aluminum can drive 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!

You are invited to an Open House in honor of Marv Drier.  Marv recently completed his Masters in Education (Technology) and has taught in the parochial school system for 20 years.  His family invites you to their home at 3091 W - 750 N, Decatur on Saturday, September 11, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. to help celebrate these two major achievements. 

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

We are still in need of a few teaching positions.  If you would be willing to teach, please contact Dawn Miller (824-9013), Shirley Drier (547-4419), or Pastor Dahling.  The Sunday School materials are here and can be picked up in the Parish Hall.  Thanks.  Next Sunday, September 12, classes will begin.  We look forward to seeing you in class!

The LWML invites you to the SRD Workshop to be held on Sunday, September 26, at 3 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church in Berne.  The guest speaker will be Emily Rogers, who will give insight on how to “energize” your various societies.  The ingathering will benefit the Ft. Wayne Seminary (suggested donations are personal care items, paper products, and non-perishable food items).  A freewill offering will be taken for the light supper that will be served.  Mark your calendars and plan on attending!

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.

To our LYF Members:  I would like to thank you for your help in assisting the residents of Lutheran Home to their worship service.  Having young faces around them brightens their day.  Your help was so very much appreciated. – Donna Hileman

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 265 with 192 receiving Holy Communion; Monday Evening Bible Class - 5

 OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Last Week’s

Weekly Budget

+/- for the Week

+/- for the Year

Home Purpose:

 

 

 

$3,881.80

 $5,506.51

-$1,624.71

-$23,427.43

Missions:

 

   

 $230.00

$389.42

-$159.82

-$1,369.27

Wyneken News

Our Wyneken 8th graders will be selling Nelson chicken one last time this fall on Sunday, September 26.  In addition, they will also sell Nelson’s ribs (St. Louis style).  The cost of the ribs will be $6 for a one-half slab (1½ lbs. – 8 ribs) while the chicken will be $4 per half.  Pre-sale tickets will be available next Sunday, September 12, and again on September 19.  You may purchase your pre-sale tickets from any Wyneken 8th grader.  Friedheim’s 8th graders are Anna Buuck, Mike Buuck, Chris Gorman, James Gorman, Andrea Johnson, and Kevin Schultz.  The class appreciates your support of all their fundraising efforts to enable them to go to Washington, DC next spring and thanks you for making last Sunday’s dinner so successful.

SCRIP will be available on Wednesday and Fridays after school in the front lobby and all day on Fridays in the school office.  You can also E-mail scrip@wyneken.org and place your order.

Market Day order forms are included in today’s bulletin.  Specials this month include Chop House cheeseburgers ($8.49), large shrimp ($8.55), lemon herb ChicNSteakes ($9.89), chicken pot pie ($8.29), Texas toothpicks ($8.29, “extra young” tiny peas ($7.49), peanut butter cookie dough ($5.89), broccoli & cheese singles ($7.29), and bagel-ers ($7.49).  Great price items include ground beef at $12.19, cinnamon rolls ($7.59), and string cheese ($7.79). Some of the new items are sausage & egg pancake sandwich, chicken chipotle quesadilla rolls, smoothie mix, turkey burger, and mahi-mahi.  You can also get mac ‘n cheese r avioli free when you buy any three selected items.  Orders need to be returned to Wyneken by Thursday, September 16, with Internet orders due by noon on Saturday, September 25Pick-up date is Thursday, September 30, in the school cafeteria 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 as soon as possible. 

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.

The 8th grade parents will be meeting on Thursday, September 9, at 7 p.m. in the library.  Plans for the fall carnival (tentatively scheduled for Sunday, October 24) and other fundraisers will be discussed.

The first meeting of our PTL will be on Monday, September 13, at 7 p.m.   Please join us in the activity room for a planning session and gives us your ideas for the school year.  PTL is a great way to involve yourself in the activities at Wyneken.  Your input is needed!  The 8th grade class will provide childcare for only $1 per child.

Old magazines are needed for use in art class.  If you would like to donate some, you may drop them off in the box located in the school lobby. 

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.

Two workdays have been scheduled for the Learning Garden.  On Saturday, September 11, work will be done from 8 a.m. to noon.  The group hopes to install the aluminum edging on walkways and beds.  Please bring hammers, rubber mallets, and gloves.  Please contact Rae Fuhrmann at school (639-6177) or home (639-3441) if you can help.  This will help in the coordination of the work crew.  A second workday is being planned for Saturday, September 18, again from 8 a.m. to noon.  It is hoped to install the gravel walkways.  On this workday rakes, shovels, and wheelbarrows would be needed, along with two 2x4’s, 4’ to 5’ in length for leveling.  The garden is also getting close to needing plants.  If you have perennials and other kinds of plants in your garden that can be divided and donated, please contact Shirley Drier at 547-4419.  Woody shrubs can also be used.  Again, call Shirley if you can help with this portion of the project. 

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!

The varsity soccer team has two games this week.  They will play Concordia at Foster #3 on Wednesday, September 8, and St. Paul at Kreager 6 on Friday, September 10.  Both games begin at 4:15 p.m.  The JV soccer team plays St. Paul at Wyneken on Thursday, September 9, at 4:15 p.m.

The JV volleyball team begins their season on Thursday, September 9.  They will be playing St Paul at St. Paul at 4:15 p.m.  The varsity volleyball team (A team) will play Holy Cross at Holy Cross on Wednesday, September 8, at 4:30 p.m.  They also have games at Concordia High School on Saturday, September 11.  The A teams plays Unity at 9 a.m. and Bethlehem at 10 a.m.  The B team will play Emmanuel-St. Michael at 1 p.m. and Central at 2 p.m.

With all fifth and sixth grade girls playing volleyball this year, help would be much appreciated for our JV coach, Sherri Johnson.  If you would be willing to help, please contact Sherri or Rich Schwantz.

A fifth grade boys’ basketball coach is still needed.  If you would be willing to coach this grade, please contact Rich Schwantz.

THIS WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

TODAY 9:00 a.m. Worship Service
TUESDAY 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
WEDNESDAY 8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  7:00 p.m. Choir

THURSDAY

8:00 a.m. Thrivent Meeting @ Re/Max
  7:00 p.m. School Board
SATURDAY 8:00 a.m. Church Clean Up
  8 a.m. – Noon  Learning Garden Workday

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

September 12 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service (Rally Day)

  10:15 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Class
September 13 7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
September 14  6:00 a.m. Early-bird Bible Class
  9:00 a.m.

Morning Glories

September 15 All Day Tabea Society Extra Quilting
  8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  7:00 p.m. Choir
September 16 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class @ Dorothy Heckman’s
September 18 8:00 a.m. LYF Paper/Aluminum Can Drive

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