Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

We welcome you to Friedheim on this lovely summer morning.  If you are visiting us today, please sign one of the guest registries located at either entrance of the church.  Please worship with us again soon.


Pentecost 4
June 12, 2005

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Worship Page 5
Hymns TLH #536; #507; #492 ©
The Readings

The Formation of God’s People …

Exodus 19:2-8a Through obedience to the covenant
Romans 5:6-11 Through the cross of Christ
Matthew 9:35 -10:8 Through the ministry of the Word

The Sermon

 “May We Thy Glory See” – Romans 5:6-11

A new perspective on glory

1.      Glory is wrongly perceived if we view it from the vantage of human achievement.

2.      God leads us to glory only in Him through the death and resurrection of His Son, Jesus Christ.

The Acolyte Jarvis Cale

+ Soli Deo Gloria +

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Calvin Buuck, Leona Worth, Willis Conrad, Lin Gorman, Kelly Stelow, and Ashtyn Freimuth.  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 Franke, Phil Franke’s mother, who is recovering from surgery, Lyndsey Arnold, and Bryan Miller.

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

Congratulations to Gene and Irene Kiess who will celebrate their 52nd wedding anniversary this Thursday, June 16.  May our loving Savior continue to be at the center of their home.

We remember in our prayers the friends and family of Corey Shaffer, who was called to his heavenly home on Tuesday and was given Christian burial yesterday.  We also remember the family and friends of Ronald Secaur, Jeff Secaur’s father, who also went to be with his Savior on Tuesday and was given Christian burial on Saturday.  May the God of all comfort be with those who mourn and remind them of that great day when they will be reunited with their loved ones in heaven.

The men’s softball team has two games this week.  This afternoon they will face Fuelling at 3:00 p.m. and on Tuesday, they play Decatur at 7 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?

Stewardship Committee’s Food for Thought:  There once was a man, who, as he grew older, became more and more upset about the reality that when he died he would have to leave behind everything for which he had worked.  Every night he prayed to God to please let him take something that he had acquired into heaven with him.  Finally, one night the Lord appeared to the man and told him that since he had been so persistent in his prayers that God would leave a note with St. Peter giving this man permission to bring one suitcase into heaven.  The next morning the man immediately began the process of having all his assets turned into gold bars, which he stored in a suitcase under his bed.  Shortly after, when the man died, he appeared before St. Peter dragging his suitcase full of gold bars.   St. Peter checked his records and then asked the man to open the suitcase so St. Peter could check to see what the man was bringing through the Pearly Gates.  When the man opened the suitcase, St. Peter just shook his head in wonder.  “You beg God for permission to bring something to heaven with you and then you bring PAVING STONES?!!”

We pray for the success of the LWML National Convention as they are meeting in Florida, June 16-18.

Reservations forms for “A Gem of a Night” are included in today’s bulletin.  Please look over the information and plan on coming.  Boxes have been placed in each entranceway for you to place your form.

Don’t forget the in-gathering for Bethesda as well as Second Chance.  Look in the June newsletter for more information.

A Note from Our Treasurer:  We are currently behind in our May payment to Wyneken ($6,000).  Through your generous contributions to the Thrivent GivingPlus program, $4,925 has been received in matching funds and credited to Friedheim’s account at Wyneken.  In addition, $10,000 was transferred earlier this spring from our Wyneken account held here at Friedheim.  At the end of June, we need to be current with our Wyneken obligations.  Please prayerfully consider this situation.

The Adams County Thrivent Chapter is participating in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life that will be held at Bellmont High School this Friday and Saturday, 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, then 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.

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.

The Germanfest Committee invites our congregation to a German service to close the 2005 Germanfest.  The service will be held at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 917 W Jefferson in Ft. Wayne, at 1 p.m. today.  Tre Angeli will present a prelude of cello and violin music at 12:45 p.m. today.  The Friends of Wyneken Committee will also be at this service to answer any questions you may have about Pastor Wyneken and the restoration of his house.

We would like to thank you good people for all your thoughts, prayers, cards, and well wishes you gave us when I had my surgeries and during my recovery and my treatments to come.  Thanks to Pastor Dahling for all his visits and prayers.  God bless you all. --- Dick and Alma Miller

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 271 with 177 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).  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 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.  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 26.  Tentative days for July and August are July 10, 17, 24, and 31, and August 7.  The gym will be closed all next week, beginning this Saturday, June 18, through June 25.

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 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


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. Men's Softball
WEDNESDAY All Day  Tabea Society extra quilting
THURSDAY-SATURDAY   LWML National Convention
FRIDAY 4:00 p.m. Relay for Life supper
  6:00 p.m. Relay for Life walk begins


June 19  9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

  10:15 a.m. – 12:30p.m. 8th Grade port-a-pit
  3:00 p.m. Men’s softball vs. Soest
June 20 7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
June 21 6:00 a.m. Early-bird Bible Class
  7:00 p.m. Men's Softball vs. Union
June 24 7:00 p.m. Men’s softball vs. Bingen

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