Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

We welcome you to Friedheim on this graduation weekend. 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.


Pentecost 3
June 5, 2005

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Worship Page 15
Hymns TLH #386, vv. 1-4; #334; #324; #342; #386, v. 5 ©
The Readings

God Seeks Sinners

Hosea 5:15 – 6:6 God longs for His people to return
Romans 4:18-25 Humanity is restored to God by faith
Matthew 9:9-13 Jesus came to call sinners back to God

The Sermon

 “We Can Count on God” – Romans 4:18-25

We can count on God to keep His promises.

God raised life from Abraham.
God raised Jesus to life.
The Acolyte Shawn Kiess

+ Soli Deo Gloria +

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Mike Selking, Sam Baumann, Denise Conrad, Chase McAllister, Devin Sielschott, Joe Gorman, Sr., Jessica (Mrs. Ryan) Linnemeier, Kevin Schultz, Kim (Mrs. Lynn) Fuhrmann, Cindy Krueckeberg, and Glenn Buuck.  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 Don Buuck, Velma Buuck’s son, who is recovering from a heart transplant, Ed Aspy who has returned home, Dorothy Franke, Phil Franke’s mother, who is recovering from surgery, Lyndsey Arnold, and Bryan Miller.

We remember in our prayers the family and friends of Jon & Cathy Zwick, whose infant son, Isaac Samuel, was stillborn and is now in his heavenly home.  (Jon is a member of the Wyneken School Board.)  May the Lord comfort this family as they mourn the loss of their little one and remind them of that great day when they will be reunited with their loved ones in heaven.

We also remember the family and friends of Randall Burger, Nancy Kaehr’s brother, who was called to his heavenly home on Friday, May 27, and was given Christian burial this past Thursday.  May the God of all comfort be with those who mourn and remind them of that glorious reunion in heaven one day.

We remember in our prayers Ryan Melcher, grandson of Jim and Ann Crosby, who is being commissioned into the teaching ministry today at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.  Ryan has accepted a call to teach at Grace Lutheran School in Modesto, California, where he will be teaching fifth grade.

Delmar & Joyce Heckman are celebrating 56 years of marriage today.  May our loving Savior continue to be the center of their home and bless them in the years ahead.

Flowers have been placed in church this morning to the glory of God and in honor of the senior class of 2005.  We pray that the Lord continues to guide and bless these young people as they begin the next phase of their life.

This morning Thrivent will be presenting the Class of 2005—Tiffany Brodbeck, Henry Dahling, Amy DeKoninck, Amy Erxleben, Ashley Fuhrmann, Laura Fuhrmann, Dawn Heckman, Alex Lichtle, David Mourey, Jr., Matt Nidlinger, Danielle Timm, and Andrew Werling—with a special gift.  The Lord’s richest blessings on these young people!

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

With the beginning of summer, we begin our review of Luther’s Small Catechism.  Each week we will review a portion of the catechism.

The men’s softball team has three games this week.  This afternoon they will face St. John Bingen, at 3:00 p.m.  Games are also scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.  On the 7th they will play Flatrock at 7 p.m. and on the 8th they face Bethlehem (Ossian) at 8:30 p.m.  All games are at Hoagland.

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.   (With the time change, you may wish to double check broadcast times.)

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?

Council Members:  Minutes of the May 3, 2005 Council Meeting are in your slots in the entranceway of the church.  The June Council Meeting will be held this Tuesday, June 7, at 8:00 p.m.

The 8th Grade Class of 2005 would like to thank the ladies of our LWML for serving the refreshments at the graduation reception last Tuesday evening.  Everyone appreciated your help! 

Stewardship Committee’s Food for Thought:  The story is told of a wise pastor who went to get a hair cut.  The barber, who also happened to be a parishioner, took the opportunity to tell the pastor all the reasons why the barber was not going to complete his stewardship pledge card.  “I don’t think we should have to promise to give money to God.  We should give what our heart tells us at the time.  I like to be able to just put in the collection whatever I have that week.”  The pastor listened carefully and after his haircut he handed the barber $1 for the $10 haircut, saying, “I like to give what my heart tells me—just whatever I have in my pocket at the time.”  “Father,” the barber protested, “I can’t pay my rent, take care of my expenses and run my business successfully if everyone would do that.”  Neither can God,” the pastor replied.

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 was 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.

The Lutheran Home Auxiliary is hosting a chicken BBQ Friday, June 10, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., with carry-outs available from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Jack and Guy will provide entertainment.  Tickets are $6.00 (pre-sale) or $6.50 at the door.  A drive-thru (1/2 chicken only) will be available from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. for $3.50.  Contact Donna Hileman for pre-sale tickets.

It’s Lutheran Night at the Wizards on Friday, July 15, at 7 p.m. as presented by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.  A portion of each ticket purchased ($1) will be donated to Lutheran Social Services.  Order forms are available in each entrance way and need to be returned prior to July 8.  Orders received before June 24 will be entered into the Early Bird Drawing for the opportunity to throw out the first pitch, receive $50 in “magic money,” an autographed bat, and much more.  Tickets cost $6.

I would like to thank Pastor Dahling for his hospital visits and prayers and also my family and friends and all those who sent cards and prayed for me when I had surgery.  Our prayers have been answered.  God bless all of you.  – Dorothy Werling

Thank you God and everyone for your nice words and cards, especially the hand-made ones from the children and for the aprons.  It means a lot to both of us.  We have enjoyed being on the staff at Wyneken and seeing and talking with the children for the past 13 years.  It has been a big part of our lives.  We will miss all of you.  We wish God’s blessings on Wyneken and all the children and staff. – Sharon Brenneke and Angie Werling

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 241 with 153 receiving Holy Communion; Early-bird Bible Class - 13; 8th Grade Graduation - 149 with 93 receiving Holy Communion


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Wyneken News

Calls have been issued to Pam Brewer and Jean Timm to teach at Wyneken beginning with the 2005-2006 school year.  We ask that the Lord will guide these church workers as they contemplate these calls.

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 has been notified that Gerbers’ on Winchester Road is closing for business effective June 30.  Kim still has some SCRIP for Gerbers (Winchester Road store), but once this is gone she will not be getting more.  You may also wish to use any SCRIP you have in stock prior to the 30th.  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.

The Wyneken faculty and staff wish God’s blessings and an enjoyable, relaxing, safe, and Christ-filled summer and look forward to seeing you on August 22, the first day of school (half-day)! 

The school office will be open mornings (9 a.m. to noon) in the summer months (or by appointment if this time isn’t convenient).

Everyone is welcome to come walk through the Learning Garden this summer and check on the progress of what each class has planted.  Volunteers are also needed to come by occasionally and help keep the area clean and weed free.  Thanks in advance for your help!

The 8th graders are selling tickets for Nelson’s port-a-pit chicken for Father’s Day, June 19.  By purchasing presale tickets, it helps the committee in their planning.  Representatives from the class will be available following the worship service on the front lawn (in the back of church in case of inclement weather) this morning and next Sunday morning.  Our Friedheim 8th graders include Caleb Buuck, Jarvis Cale, Elliot Conrad, Paul Drier, Allyssa Johnson, Elizabeth Kiefer, Shawn Kiess, Clayton Stoppenhagen, and Jenna Timm.

Dates to Remember:  Registration forms mailed out – Week of July 17; Reports due in office for Annual Meeting – Monday, July 18; Annual Association Meeting – Monday, August 1; Registration Day – Tuesday, August 9; Sports Physical Day – Thursday, August 11

Sporting News

Open gym for basketball will be held today 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.


TODAY 9:00 a.m. Worship Service
  6:00 p.m.

Open gym (basketball)

MONDAY 6:00 p.m. Open gym (volleyball)
  7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
TUESDAY 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
WEDNESDAY 7:00 p.m. Wyneken School Board
THURSDAY 8:00 a.m. Thrivent Meeting @ Re/Max in Decatur
  9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class @ Lucile Stoppenhagen’s


4:00 p.m. Lutheran Home Auxiliary’s Chicken BBQ
SATURDAY 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Relay for Life car wash at Wal-Mart


June 12 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service

  6:00 p.m.

Open gym (basketball)            

June 13 6:00 p.m. Open gym (volleyball)
  7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
June 14  6:00 a.m. Early-bird Bible Class
June 15  All Day  Tabea Society extra quilting
June 16-18    LWML National Convention
June 17 4:00 p.m. Relay for Life supper
  6:00 p.m. Relay for Life walk begins

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