Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

We welcome you to Friedheim on this Memorial Day weekend.  It is wonderful to be in the house of the Lord, a freedom we enjoy in this country of ours.  Through the grace of God, we owe a debt of gratitude to those who gave their lives for this freedom.  We remember those in the armed forces who continue to protect our country through their service and pray for their safety.  If you are communing today, please take a moment to complete a communion registration card.  There are cards in either entranceway of the church.  You may give the card to one of the Deacons or place it in the offering plate.  If you are visiting us today, 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 2
May 29, 2005

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Worship Page 46
Hymns TLH #301; #370; #394; #409; #410; #564 ©
The Readings Obedience to God’s Word
Deuteronomy 11:18-21, 26-28  Obedience to God’s Word of blessing
Romans 3:21-25 a, 27-28

Obedience to God’s Word results from grace

Matthew 7:21-29 Obedience to Jesus’ Word brings security

The Sermon

“Power for Living” – Deuteronomy 11:18-21, 26-28

We harness God’s power for our living.

     1.     
You will have to face up to your own incapability of living by your own power.
     2.     
You will have to stop looking for other “gods” to help you.
     3.   You are summoned to trust in the true, powerful, and merciful God.
The Acolyte Shawn Kiess

+ Soli Deo Gloria +

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—David Blomenberg, Rudi Eidam, Adam Buuck, Zac Lichtle, Sherri Johnson, Andrea Johnson, Alicia Drier, Aaron Bergman, David Brandt, and Daniel Linnemeier.   We also remember in our prayers the School Board members at Wyneken, the teaching staff, and the support staff as the 2004-2005 school year comes to a close on Thursday, and all others who teach in either the private or public sector.  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 Dorothy Werling, Dick Miller who had been a patient at Lutheran, Don Buuck, Velma Buuck’s son, who underwent heart transplant surgery on Thursday, Ed Aspy, Sara Horton, Lyndsey Arnold, and Bryan Miller.

We welcome into church membership through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism, Mason Kane Myers, son of Tony and Dana (Conrad) Myers.  Serving as godparents are Kriston Balfour and Joseph Myers.  Later today, Luke Davon Bultemeier, will receive the holy washing.  Luke is the son of Davon and Dianna (Bergelin) Bultemeier.  His godparents are Melyssa Bultemeier, Travis Miller, and David, Dawn, and Denise Bergelin.  May the Good Shepherd keep an ever-watchful eye on these most precious of His lambs.

Flowers have been placed in church this morning to the glory of God and in honor of Luke Bultemeier’s baptism by his grandparents, Ron & Kathy Bultemeier.  May our loving Savior continue to watch over and bless this most precious child.

The flowers on the altar are to the glory of God and in honor of Alvin & Shirley Witte’s 45th wedding anniversary today.  The flowers were placed in church by their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.  May the Lord continue to bless them! 

Elfurt & Adele Blomenberg are also celebrating their 56th wedding anniversary today.  Dennis and Addy Schuller will celebrate 40 years of marriage on Monday, May 30.  May the Lord bless all these couples!

Included in this morning’s bulletin is our weekly study guide, “Time in the Word.”  This week’s theme is “God Seeks Sinners.”

Players are needed for our men’s softball team.  Questions?  Contact Kevin Buuck (724-7952).  The men play on Wednesday, June 1, at 7 p.m.

Tune in to the Lutheran Hour next Sunday.  The show airs on Sunday on WLW (700) out of Cincinnati at 7a.m. and on Van Wert stations WERT (1220) and WKSD (99.7 FM) at 10:30a.m. The program airs on Sunday at 8:05a.m. on WZBD (92.7 FM) and then on WFCV (1090 AM) at 3:30 p.m. and 7:00 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?

The Adams County Thrivent Chapter is participating in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life that will be held at Bellmont High School on June 17 & 18 from 6 p.m. Friday until noon on Saturday.  The following are accepting donations and have the forms needed to purchase a luminary (due before June 7):  Carma Conrad, Teri Conrad, Joyce Heckman, Leesa Heckman, Al Hormann, Shirley Hormann, Allison Hormann, Deb Stevens, and Tami Stoppenhagen.  A supper will be served by the Thrivent team beginning at 4:00 p.m. on Friday.  The menu includes chili, chicken noodle and vegetable soups, hot turkey sandwiches, sloppy joes, hot dogs, and desserts.  Free-will donations will be taken.  Friedheim is responsible for the following:  two workers for the 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. shift, two workers for the 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. shift, a large crock pot of sloppy joes, 100 hot dogs, 100 servings of desserts (9” x 13” pans preferred).  Call Leesa Heckman (724-4340) if you can work or donate a food item.  Additional information is included in the June newsletter.

The Adams County area Lutheran youth groups are joining together for a car wash on Saturday, June 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Wal-Mart parking lot.  All proceeds will go to the Adams County Relay for Life (Thrivent Financial team) and will be matched by Wal-Mart.

Serving on Altar Guild for June are Ann Crosby and Joyce Heckman.

Youth ushers for June are Jon Buuck and Daniel Linnemeier.

Sandy & Choir Members,

            Thank you so much for the beautiful plagues.  They will remind us of the great times we had while we belonged.  You sounded great Sunday!

                                    Gary & Dorothy Heckman

Thank you for all your prayers and cards during the difficult, yet joyous time of my mother’s call to her heavenly home. – The family of Paul Des Jean 

Thrivent GivingPlus Program

The Wyneken Expansion project has been completed; however, the Thrivent Giving Plus program still offers the opportunity to make your contributions go farther.  It was decided at the January, 2005 Annual Voters’ Meeting to keep open Friedheim’s “Wyneken” bank account in order to take full advantage of this Thrivent program for our 300+ Thrivent members.  

The money contributed to this account will be used on conjunction with the general fund to make our monthly payments to Wyneken.  Please consider donating a portion of your home-purpose contributions through this program, under the following guidelines:

v     Make checks payable to Wyneken, not to Friedheim.  This is necessary to receive the matching funds.  Be sure to clearly note “Wyneken” on the envelope you used to make this contribution.

v     There is no need to give more than $600 per Thrivent member to this program, as that is the maximum that qualifies for the match.  Thrivent matches 50 cents on the dollar up to this limit for a maximum $300 match.

v     Make your contribution as early in the year as you can.  There is a fixed dollar amount set aside by Thrivent for matches, and once it has been reached, contributions will no longer be matched.

v     For this same reason, send in your GivingPlus form as soon as you have completed your donations to the program for the year.

UPDATE:  Thrivent Financial for Lutherans announces the GivingPlus Program challenge grant initiative.  Our congregation already enjoys the benefits of the GivingPlus Program.  Now we can receive additional outreach dollars by participating in this year’s challenge grant.  How can we participate?

1.      Sign up for the challenge grant initiative by July 1, 2005 at www.thrivent.com/givingpluschallenge.

2.      Engage a minimum of 123 Thrivent Financial members into the GivingPlus Program by December 1, 2005.  (Thrivent must receive Member gift forms by that date.)

3.      Reach both these goals and our church will receive a proportionate amount of the total $800,000 challenge grant by January 31, 2006.) 

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 273; Bible Class – 7; Monday Night Bible Class - 6; Early-bird Bible Class - 13 

OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Last Week’s

Weekly Budget

+/- for the Week

+/- for the Year

Home Purpose:

 

 

 

$3,718.28

 $5,888.40

-$2,170.12

-$15,367.29

Missions:

 

   

$53.00

$408.65

-$355.65

-$754.69

Wyneken News

Since Mr. Schwantz has accepted the call, we are in need of a fifth grade teacher as well as an athletic director.  If you know of someone who is interested in either of these positions, please contact a member of the School Board or Mr. Timm.

Don’t forget SCRIP when planning your summer vacation.  You can get SCRIP for American Airlines and many of the major hotel chains (Best Western, Hyatt, Marriott, and Residence Inns).  Do you have high school graduations, weddings, or showers to attend?  Consider a gift card and purchase through SCRIP.  SCRIP will be available this Thursday, the last day of school, and after that on Sundays.  See Kim Weiland following the worship service this morning to purchase your SCRIP.  You can also E-mail Kim at kimw@sgiinc.com and place your order. 

Market Day pick-up day is Thursday, June 2, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Franke (623-3992).

The 8th grade graduation will be held at Friedheim on Tuesday, May 31, at 7:00 p.m.  This will be a communion service.  A reception will be held in the Parish Hall following the worship service.

The last practice for beginner band is Tuesday, May 31, with the advanced band’s last practice, Wednesday, June 1.  The advanced band will play at the closing chapel service on the 2nd.  All sheet music should be turned in to Mrs. Paschal on your last day of band.  Also, remember to take your instruments home for over the summer.

Fun Day for students in PK through 4th grade will be held on Wednesday, June 1.  This is an all-day event with both indoor and outdoor activities.  Parents will be needed to help run events.  Pop and popcorn will be available to all students and adult helpers in the afternoon.  Grades 5-8, remember to bring 50 cents to get your treat!  (Grandparents and other special friends are welcome to come and spend the day or help if they wish.)

All family accounts are to be paid by June 1.  If you have any questions about your Hot Lunch account, please contact Kim Tinsley (622-7841). 

The Hot Lunch Committee members invite you to a light reception in the cafetorium immediately following the closing chapel service on Thursday, June 2.  You will have an opportunity to come in and wish Angie Werling and Sharon Brenneke a happy retirement after many years of faithful service as cooks at Wyneken.  We pray the Lord’s blessings on both of these special ladies!!

A limited number of yearbooks have been ordered.  The cost of the yearbook is $7 with delivery expected last Friday.  Orders will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The last day of school is Thursday, June 2, with closing chapel at 10 a.m. and dismissal at 11 a.m.  The awards ceremony will begin at 8:30 a.m.  There is no bus service home for any students.  Parents, please make arrangements to get your child/ren home that day!

The office has information about various summer activities that may be of interest to your child.  Check to see what brochures are available!

Parents, report cards will be withheld from students if there are outstanding fees (lunch, extended care, library, etc.).

Sporting News

The JV team beat Central on Monday evening, lost to St. Paul’s on Tuesday evening, and played Concordia for third on Thursday evening.  Thanks to Kathy Fuhrmann, the JV coach, for all her work during the season.  The girls had a great time!

The next open gym for basketball will be on Sunday, June 5, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., with open gym planned for June 12 and 26.  Tentative days for July and August are July 10, 17, 24, and 31, and August 7.

Wyneken volleyball will offer open gym for girls currently in grades 6-8 on Monday evenings from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Open gym will be held on the following dates:  June 6, 13, and 27, July 11, 18, and 25, and August 1 and 8.

Coaches are still needed for our 5th and 6th grade girls’ basketball teams as well as our wrestling team.  If you are willing to serve in any of these volunteer positions, please contact the school (639-6177).

Wyneken will have its 3rd annual Physical Night on Thursday, August 11.  Dr. Cam Nelson and his staff will offer a physical to any Wyneken student participating in sports (grades 3-8).  Volunteers will be needed to monitor the various stations (eye charts, weight, height, etc.)  You will sign up for a time at registration.  Further information will be sent home in your child’s report card.

THIS WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

TODAY 9:00 a.m. Worship Service
TUESDAY 6:00 a.m. Early-bird Bible Class
  7:00 p.m. 8th Grade Graduation with Holy Communion    
WEDNESDAY All Day  Tabea Society
  All Day Fun Day @ Wyneken
  7:00 p.m. Men’s softball @ Hoagland
THURSDAY 8:30 a.m. Awards @ Wyneken
  10:00 a.m. Closing Chapel (dismissal at 11 a.m.)

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

June 5 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion
Recognition of the Senior Class of 2005

June 6 7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
June 7 6:00 a.m. Early-bird Bible Class
  7:00 p.m.  Elders’ Meeting
  7:30 p.m. Trustees’ Meeting
  8:00 p.m. Council Meeting
June 9 8:00 a.m. Thrivent Meeting @ Re/Max
  9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class @ Lucile Stoppenhagen’s

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