Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

We welcome you to Friedheim this summer day.  If you are communing today, please take a moment to complete a communion registration card.  Extra cards are in either entranceway of the church and can be given to one of the Deacons or placed in the offering plate.  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.

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Pentecost 9
July 17, 2005

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Service

Page 15

The Hymns

TLH #540; #261; #462; #348; #352; #660

Theme for the Day

God’s Faithful People

Isaiah 44:6-8 

The faithful believe in the one true God

Romans 8:26-27

The faithful have the Spirit intercede for them

Matthew 13:24-30; 36-43

The faithful enter heaven

Sermon

“The Planting of the Kingdom” – Matthew 13:28-30

1.      God plants His kingdom in our world.

2.      Satan attempts to destroy the Kingdom.

The Acolyte

Clayton Stoppenhagen

+ Soli Deo Gloria +

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Evie Fuhrman, Shelli Spangler, Brandon Miller, Ben W. Miller, Randy Moellering, Grace Olivia Buuck (her first!!), Beth Heimann, and Sean Sielschott.  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 Lyndsey Arnold and Bryan Miller.

We rejoice with Sharon Colchin and Mike Christianer who were married at Emanuel Lutheran Church in New Haven yesterday.  May the Lord bless them as they begin their life together.

Included in this morning’s bulletin is our weekly study guide, “Time in the Word.”  This week’s theme is “A Christian’s Top Treasure.”

The men’s softball team has two games this week.  They play Union on Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. and Friday, they face Bingen at 7 p.m.  Both games are at Hoagland.

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.   (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:  “More people should learn to tell their dollars where to go instead of asking them where they went.” – Roger Babson

The Monday night Bible class will be completing their study of Kings and will begin the study of the book of Mark (possibly tomorrow night).  As always, everyone is welcome to come and learn more about God’s Word.

There are no children’s bulletins this morning.  They haven’t yet arrived in the mail. 

The Planning Committee has a sample of a pew cushion that will be in church for the next several weeks.  Members are encouraged to use it and then give their opinions to a member of the Planning Committee (Dale Heckman, Tom Blomenberg, or Ron Buuck).  Remember that this is just a sample, the color and design may change if we go with this company and this product.

LYF members!!  Don’t forget to mark Sunday, July 31, on your calendar.  You are invited to the home of Kent & Shelly Kiefer for some swimming, volleyball, and fun!!  This will be an opportunity to say goodbye to the Class of 2005 as they head off to college and welcome the incoming freshmen.   The party starts at 4 p.m.  Food and drinks will be provided.

Thank you Pastor Dahling for all the thoughts and prayers that were offered in my behalf.  To all members of Zion, thank you for your thoughts, words of encouragement, prayers and wonderful expressive cards.  It is an overwhelming feeling knowing that so many people are behind you.  May God bless each and every one of you. – Sincerely, Don Buuck

Come to the Concordia Lutheran High School Thrift Shop Bag Sale from July 15-23 and fill a bag for just $5.  The thrift shop is located at 3436 N Anthony Shopping Center and shop hours for July are Monday (10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.) and Tuesday-Friday (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)  No Saturday hours in July.

If you are interested in being of a part of Concordia’s craft bazaar to be held on Saturday, October 8, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., please contact Wendy Lorenzen at 260-490-7916 or by E-mailing her at wslorenzen@yahoo.com.

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 221; Monday Evening Bible Class - 5; Early-bird Bible Class - 12

OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Last Week’s

Weekly Budget

+/- for the Week

+/- for the Year

Home Purpose

     

$14,344.70

 $5,888.40

+$8,456.30

-$6,686.19

Missions

     

$196.00

$408.65

-$212.65

-$1,999.24

Door Collection for Lutheran Social Services - $133

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 as soon as possible.  The desks are currently in the school cafetorium against the stage.  Thanks!

Mr. Timm will be out of the office most of this week, returning sometime on Thursday, July 21.  Danielle Fuhrman, our school secretary, will be in the office in the mornings during the week of July 18.  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).  Mr. Timm will be attending the Indiana Administrator’s Conference at Brown County July 25-27, and will be back in the office on July 28.

Wyneken is looking for someone to teach the general music classes (K-8) and direct the upper grade choirs this year.  This is a part-time position of about 12 hours per week.  If you know of someone who may be interested, please have him or her contact Mr. Timm or a member of the school board.  (Friedheim’s school board representatives are Mike Conrad, Randy Everett, and Kent Stoppenhagen.)

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!

A workday has been planned for Wyneken.  Your help is needed on Saturday, July 30, beginning at 8 a.m.  Remember the more willing hands there are to work, the less time the job will take.  Thanks in advance for your help!!

Dates to Remember:  Registration forms mailed out – Week of July 17; (If you don’t receive your registration materials by the 25th, please contact the school office.)  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.   Remaining dates for open gym are July 24 and 31 and again on August 7.  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 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) or a member of the school board.

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. 

THIS WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

TODAY

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

 

6:00 p.m.

Open gym at Wyneken (basketball)

MONDAY

6:00 p.m.

Open gym at Wyneken (volleyball)

 

7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

TUESDAY

6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class

 

8:30 p.m.

Men’s softball

WEDNESDAY

All Day

Tabea Extra Quilting

FRIDAY

7:00 p.m.

Men’s softball

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

July 24

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service

 

6:00 p.m.

Open gym (basketball)

July 25

6:00 p.m.

Open gym (volleyball)

 

7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

July 26

6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class

 

8:30 p.m.

Men’s softball

July 27

7:00 p.m.

Men’s softball

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