Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

We welcome you to Friedheim on this 4th of July weekend.  As we begin the celebration of this anniversary of our nation’s birth, let us give thanks for the freedom to worship our Lord.  If you are visiting us today, please sign one of the guest registries located at either entrance of the church.  If you are communing, please take a moment to complete a communion registration card.  The card can be given to one of the Deacons or placed in the offering plate.  Please worship with us again soon.

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Pentecost 7
July 3, 2005

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Service

Page 46

The Hymns

TLH HS #906; #651; #528; #577 ©

Theme for the Day

Peace for the World

Zechariah 9:9-17

Peace for the nations

Romans 7:15-25a

Peace for the individual

Matthew 11:25-30

Peace for the followers of Christ


“Are We Burdened?” – Matthew 11:25-30

The Acolyte

Elizabeth Kiefer

+ Soli Deo Gloria +

We thank our seminarian, Jason Iwen, for delivering this morning’s sermon meditation.  We pray the Lord’s blessings be upon him as he continues in his study for the ministry.

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—James Fuhrmann, Linda Conrad, Meri Everett, Travis Hockemeyer, Mark Jackson, Don Bultemeier, Jarvis Cale, Sam Conrad, Brian Erxleben, Shawn Kiess, Alex Lichtle, and Dawn Stoppenhagen.  May our loving Savior direct, bless, and guide their lives.

We welcome Audra Overhiser, Lin Gorman’s daughter, into church membership.  Audra completed adult instruction this past week.  We have also received into church membership Mrs. Don (Bev) Jenkins (Rich Weiland’s sister) and her daughters, Kaitlyn and Kathryn.  They have transferred to us from Zion in Decatur.  We pray that the Lord will bless all of these individuals in their new church home.

May the Great Physician grant health and strength to all who are in need.   We remember in our prayers Dick Hormann, Al’s brother, a patient at Lutheran Hospital, Ed Aspy, Lyndsey Arnold and Bryan Miller.

The altar flowers this morning are given with thanksgiving in honor of Dean and Cindy Wass’s 35th wedding anniversary.  All praise and glory to God for the abundant blessings on their family.

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

The men’s softball team has one game this week.  They will face Decatur on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. in 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:  “The good that we take with us at the last call is the good that we do while here.” – William M. Peck Spurgeon

Reservations forms for “A Gem of a Night” are located in either entranceway of church and are due today.  Please place the form in one of the boxes located in either entranceway of the church.

COUNCIL MEMBERS:  The minutes from the June 7 Council Meeting are in your slots in the entranceway of the church.  Please pick up your copy as you leave the worship service this morning.  The next Council Meeting is Tuesday, July 5, at 8 p.m.

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

LYF members will be leaving from the Parish Hall for their white water rafting trip at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, July 5.  Youth, please remember to bring a sleeping bag, pillow, one duffel bag of clothes, and one fold-up chair.  All but two meals will be provided.  (Bring money for stops at a fast food place and for anything extra that you might want.)   You may also wish to bring some snacks.

My thanks to Pastor Dahling and friends of Friedheim for all the prayers and concerns for me during my recovery from surgery.  God bless each and everyone! – Dorothy Franke

I just wanted to send my thanks for the book, “Checklist for Life.”  The book is amazing and teaches many things.  Thanks again.  – Tiffany Brodbeck

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.

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 207; Monday Evening Bible Class - 6; Early-bird Bible Class - 9 


Last Week’s

Weekly Budget

+/- for the Week

+/- for the Year

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*This amount includes a $10,000 transfer from the Wyneken account.

Wyneken News

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).  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.

Would you like a school desk?  Wyneken has gotten new desks for the second and third grade classrooms, making available the old desks to our members.  If you would be interested in one, please contact the school.  Thanks!

Mark Thursday, July 7, on your calendar.  The parking lot at Wyneken will be resealed on that day.  If there are enough willing hands, the project should take no longer than three hours.  Work begins at 8 a.m.  Your help is very much appreciated.

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!

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 July 10, 17, 24, and 31 and again on August 7 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Who is welcome to come?  Anyone who will be entering fifth grade or older.   

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:  July 11, 18, and 25, and August 1 and 8.

Wyneken is still looking for an athletic director.  If you or someone you know is interested in this position or would like more information about salary and duties, please contact the school office (639-6177).

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.  




9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion


6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class


6:00 a.m.

LYF leaves for white water rafting trip


7:00 p.m.

Elders’ Meeting


7:30 p.m.

Trustees’ Meeting


8:00 p.m.

Council Meeting


All Day

Tabea Society


7:00 p.m.

Men’s softball


9:30 p.m.

LYF tentative return time


July 10

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service 


6:00 p.m.

Open gym (basketball)

July 11

7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

July 12

6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class


7:00 p.m.

“Gem of a Night” (LWML)

July 13

8:00 p.m.

Men’s softball

July 14

8:00 a.m.

Thrivent Meeting @ Re/Max


9:00 a.m.

LWML Bible Class @ Marlene Conrad’s

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