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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Mission Sunday
Pentecost 21
October 24, 2004

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

 

The Opening Hymn

“Jesus Shall Reign Where’er the Sun”

TLH #511

The Invocation

P:      In the Name of the Father (+), and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
C:      Amen.

The Words of the Lord

P:         All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23).

C:        Yet, God shows His love for us in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us (Romans 5:8).

P:         If Thou, O Lord, shouldest mark iniquities, Lord, who shall stand? (Psalm 130:4)

C:        The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world!” (John 1:29)

P:         For the Son of Man is come to save that which was lost (Matthew 18:11).

C:        Who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth (2 Timothy 2:4)

P:         Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven (Matthew 5:16).

C:        If you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved (Romans 10:9).

P:         Man believes with his heart and is so justified and he confesses with his lips and so is saved (Romans 10:10).

C:        But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria and to the end of the earth (Acts 1:8).

P:         We cannot but speak of what we have seen and heard (Acts 4:20).

C:        Faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes by the preaching of Christ (Romans 10:17).

All:      I am not ashamed of the Gospel:  It is the power of God for salvation to everyone who has faith, to the Jew first and also to the Greek (Romans 1:16).

The Choir

“Sing Out Your Song, Christians of the World”

Theme of the Day         The Impartial God       

Ruth 1:1-19a

A Gentile woman demonstrates faithfulness

 

2 Timothy 2:13

A prisoner witnesses through suffering

 

Luke 17:11-19

A Samaritan is grateful to Christ

 
     
The Sermon Hymn “From Greenland’s Icy Mountains”

TLH #495

The Sermon                  Rev. Tim Edwards, guest preacher

The Gathering of the Morning Offerings

The Litany for the Spread of the Church

P:         O God the Father, Who made Jesus, Your Son, the cornerstone of the Church;

C:        Have mercy on us.

P:         O Christ, head of Your body, the church, which You purchased with Your blood;

C:        Have mercy on us.

P:         O Spirit of holiness and truth, who sanctifies, guides, and empowers the Church.

C:        Have mercy on us.

P:        Remember not, O Lord, our offenses, our omissions, and our trust in our own abilities.  Spare Your people whom You have redeemed with the precious blood of Jesus and take not Your Holy Spirit from us.

C:        Spare us, Good Lord.

P:         From fear of the future, from lack of zeal, from wrong priorities, and from concern for self more than others.

C:        Lord, save Your church.

P:         From friendship with the world, from lust for power, from discord, from division, from pride, from stubbornness, and from unfaithfulness.

C:        Save Your church, Lord.

P:         Cause those who have been washed in the waters of Baptism to be filled with joy in their own birth and to be desirous of telling everyone of Your good grace in Jesus Christ.

C:        Lord, hear our prayer.

P:         Help us to see these United States of America as a field ripe for harvest and reach out to every place and person, whether in town or village, city or country, suburb or ghetto, whether to newly-arrived or seventh generation, black or white, yellow or brown, rich or poor, neighborly or hostile;

C:        Lord, hear our prayer.

P:        Remove from our minds worldly distinctions of race, tribe, nation, language, dialect, political affiliation, wealth, or family background; help us to see everyone as a person from whom our Lord Jesus died on the tree of the cross that each might have eternal life;

C:        Lord, hear our prayer.

P:        Give us zeal for Your Kingdom’s growth that we may be lead to serve in our own neighborhood or in a strange place, that we may pray for the success of workers who serve in our stead, that we may with cheerful hearts give generously of our resources, and that we may work while it is still day before the night comes and no one can work.

C:        Lord, hear our prayer.

P:         Cause us to remember the sheep that are not of the fold to seek out the wandering and the lost, to proclaim the forgiveness of sins to the penitent, and to be impatient about reaching the whole world with the good news of Jesus, our Savior.

C:        Lord, hear our prayer.

P:         Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly than all we ask or think, to Him be glory in the Church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever.

C:        Amen.

Other Special Prayers of the People of God at Friedheim

The Lord’s Prayer 

The Benediction

The Closing Hymn

“Hark!  The Voice of Jesus Crying”

TLH #496

     
The Acolyte Mike Buuck  

 +  Soli Deo Gloria  +

We thank Rev. Tim Edwards for delivering this morning’s sermon message.  Rev. Edwards is the assistant to the mission executive at the Indiana District.  His focus is on international missions.  We pray the Lord’s blessings upon this ministry.

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Toney Bergman, Marlene DeKoninck, Karen Gallmeyer, Addy Schuller, Kevin Heckman, John Kock, Grace Bradtmueller, Shirley Buuck, Karen Chichester, Dale Gallmeyer, Deb Bergman, Ron Buuck, Stephanie Evans, and Karly Everett.  We also remember in our prayers Michele Martin, our 3rd grade teacher at Wyneken, Stan Stoppenhagen, one of our Sunday School teachers, and Lisa Kiess who teaches at Adams Central.  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 George Geyer who underwent surgery last Tuesday and has returned home, Gregg Schultz, and Bryan Miller.

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

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.  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.

The 7th & 8th grade Sunday School class invite you to come and hear the presentation by Alex Overhiser, Sonja Kuhnau, and Kristen Yates who will speak about their recent mission trip to Mexico.  The class is held in the Parish Hall basement.

Stewardship Committee’s Food for Thought:  When we as parents consider “obedience,” we think about a child who does what he/she is told and doesn’t argue about the issue.  If we apply this line of reasoning to our Christian life, wouldn’t we do what God says and stop complaining or pouting about what we put in the offering plate. Consider this verse:  If it is disagreeable in your sight to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves today who you will serve: …but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. – Joshua 24:15

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 LYF invites the children of the congregation to their annual Halloween party.  The party will be held on Thursday, October 28, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall.  There will be games and activities for the Pre-K through 6th graders and a hayride for the 7th and 8th graders.  The youth will have a hayride and bonfire following the children’s party.  LYF members are reminded to bring at least two bags of candy on the 28th. 

At last week’s show at Whispering Meadows the Morning Glories earned $156.75.  The group continues to get ready for their remaining shows on November 6 at South Adams, November 13 at Hessen Cassel, St. Jude’s (near Parkview Hospital) on November 27, December 4 at Wyneken, and at Ossian Health Care, December 10.  Because of other commitments, help will definitely be needed on November 6 & December 4.  Please contact Marlene Conrad if you can help on those dates.  If you want to help at any of the other shows, contact Marlene. 

It’s Lutheran Witness time!  The subscription rate for 2005 will be $12 per subscription.  If you wish to receive this publication, you will find a “Lutheran Witness” envelope in your offering packet.  You may place these envelopes in the offering plate.  If writing a check, please make the check payable to “Zion, Friedheim.”  The church will be billed at a later date and they will submit one check for all the subscriptions.  If you don’t use your pre-numbered envelope, just put your payment for the Witness in a plain white envelope with your name on the envelope.  In order to receive your January, 2005 issue on time, your renewal must be in the church office today.  Thanks for you help!

Council Members:  The minutes of the October 5 Council Meeting are in your slots in the entranceway of the church.  The next Council Meeting is Tuesday, November 2, at 8 p.m.  The Nominating Committee will meet following the Council meeting. 

It is time to ready the ballot for church council for 2005.  If you would like to be considered for a position, please contact Pastor Dahling or Dennis Werling before November 2.

Next Sunday there will be a circuit-wide Reformation celebration held at Bingen.  The program beings at 6:30 p.m. with a lecture by Dr. K. Marie Stolba, “Heinrich Schulz—Composer of the Church.”  At 7 p.m., Dr. Daniel Reuning will give a demonstration of instruments strung and played in the Baroque style entitled “Bach the Preacher in Cantata BWV 105.”  The vespers service will begin at 7:30 p.m.  Special guests include the Bach Collegium, Pastor George Lange, and Michael Hollman, guest organist.  Come and listen. 

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 234 with 170 receiving Holy Communion; Sunday School - 57; Bible Class – 30; Monday Evening Bible Class - 6; Early-Bird Bible Class - 11

 OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Last Week’s

Weekly Budget

+/- for the Week

+/- for the Year

Home Purpose:

 

 

 

$4,859.37

 $5,506.51

-$647.14

-$27,419.54

Missions:

 

   

 $410.00

$389.42

+$20.58

-$1,646.21

Door Collection for Elletsville Mission Church/School - $295.75.

Wyneken News

Smokey Bones, located at Jefferson Pointe, is the newest vendor to add to our SCRIP list.  Certificates can be bought in $25 denominations with a 9% return to the school.  SCRIP will be available on Wednesday and Fridays after school in the front lobby and all day on Fridays in the school office.  You may also see Kim Weiland after this morning’s worship service and purchase SCRIP from her.  You can also E-mail Kim at kimw@sgiinc.com and place your order.  If you use the school’s address (scrip@wyneken.org), Kim can’t respond to your E-mail.

You may pick up your Market Day order on Thursday, October 28, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  If you have questions, please contact Sharon Franke (623-3992).

We continue to be a part of the Campbell’s Labels for Education program.  Through October, the labels for Campbell’s condensed chicken noodle soup, Pepperidge Farm Goldfish crackers, and Spaghetti O’s will earn double point value. We appreciate your participation in this program.  You can send your labels to school with a Wyneken student or place them in the canisters in either entranceway of the church.  Please continue to save labels from Campbell’s soups, Swanson broths, V8 juices, Pace, Prego, Pepperidge Farms, and Franco-American products.  Thanks for your continued support.

Report cards will be issued to the K-3rd graders and 8th graders on Tuesday, October 26.  All other students will receive their report cards on Wednesday, October 27. (Some teachers will be attending a conference on Monday and Tuesday of this week and will not be able to complete the report cards until Wednesday.)  Parent-teacher conferences will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, October 27-28.  Mr. Timm will not be available on Wednesday for conferences with 7th grade math parents since he is taking a graduate class at IPFW on that day.  He will be available on Thursday.  Please feel free to call him if you are unable to meet with him then to set up a time to talk.

Students who ride North Adams busses will need to find a way home from school on Wednesday, October 27, and to and from school on Friday, October 29.  Students who ride East Allen busses will need to find transportation home on Thursday and Friday, October 28 and 29.  School will dismiss at 12:25 p.m. due to parent-teacher conferences on Thursday and Friday.

The Wyneken Extended Care is here to help you.  If you need someone to watch your children next Thursday and Friday afternoon, please call Tami Schultz, the director of the program, at 639-6064 to make arrangements.

Upper Grade Band:  Looking ahead, on Monday (October 25) and Wednesday (October 27) will meet.  Don’t forget the parade on the 25th!  No chimes practice this week.  Next meeting date is November 1.

The 7th grade choir will sing at Bingen on Sunday, November 14, at the 10:30 a.m. service.  Please be at church by 10:10 a.m. on the 14th.

Come to the carnival this afternoon at Wyneken starting at 3 p.m.  There are exciting new games and activities planned for this year with something for the older child too.  Adults, don’t forget to check out all the silent auction items (see the insert in today’s bulletin for some of the auction items).  Can’t come to the carnival?  Have an 8th grade parent put a bid in for you.  Everyone can enjoy the good food.  The carnival will run until 6 p.m.   Hope to see you there!

There are 54 students participating in the St. Jude Math-a-thon.  Students have received their packets and are now collecting pledges.  All monies collection should be turned in on Monday, November 1.

It’s time to order your poinsettias!  There are extra order forms in either entranceway of the church.  Orders will be taken through October 31.  You may place your completed order form in the boxes in either entranceway of the church or give it to any of the 8th graders (Anna Buuck, Mike Buuck, Chris Gorman, James Gorman, Andrea Johnson, or Kevin Schultz).

There are only six vendor tables left for this year’s Wyneken craft show.  The show will be held on Saturday, December 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Booth spaces are $25.  If you would be interested in getting a table, please contact Janice Buuck (639-3005) or Shirley Buuck (547-4415) as soon as possible.

Sporting News

Basketball practices have begun for all squads with the varsity boys preparing for the Indy tournament November 5-7.

Training nights for running the scoreboard and keeping scorebook have been set.  Training dates are Tuesday, November 2, at 6 p.m., Thursday, November 4, at 6 p.m., Tuesday, November 9, at 4:30 p.m., and Wednesday, November 10, at 3 p.m. and should last about one hour.  Your help is very much needed for these two tasks.  If you would be willing to volunteer your time, it would be very much appreciated.  So parents, grandparents, older siblings, cousins, aunts, uncles, friends, come to a training night and help out our young athletes.  Thanks!

Looking ahead:  The Bellmont High School boys basketball team, 2003 IHSAA state runner-ups, will play a scrimmage game at Wyneken on Saturday afternoon, November 20.  Concord High School will be their opponent.  The time has not yet been set.  As soon as we know, we will pass this information along to you.  No admission will be charged.  Let’s have a huge crowd and support our local high school team!

THIS WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

TODAY

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service

 

10:00 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class

 

3:00 p.m.

Carnival @ Wyneken

MONDAY

7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

TUESDAY

6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class

 

9:00 a.m.

Morning Glories

WEDNESDAY

8:20 a.m.

Chapel at Wyneken

 

7:00 p.m.

Choir

THURSDAY

9:00 a.m.

LWML Bible Class @ Ann Crosby’s

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

October 31

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

 

 

(Reformation Sunday)

 

10:15 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class

 

6:30 p.m.

Reformation Activities @ Bingen

November 1

7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

November 2

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

 

 

(Nominating Committee to meet following Council)

November 3

All Day

Tabea Society

November 4

9:00 a.m.

LWML Bible Class

November 5-7

 

Basketball tournament in Indianapolis

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