Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

We welcome you to Friedheim this summer day.  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 10
July 24, 2005

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Service

Page 5

The Hymns

TLH #511; #364; #52

Theme for the Day

A Christian’s Top Treasure

I Kings 3:5-12

Wisdom and understanding

Romans 8:28-30

God’s continual goodness

Matthew 13:44-52

The Kingdom of God

Sermon

“You Are God’s Handiwork” – Romans 8:28-30
We are the handiwork of God because…

1.      He made us to be His own.

2.      He consistently works in our life for good.

The Acolyte

Jenna Timm

+ Soli Deo Gloria +

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Lukas James Bobay (his first!!), Jordan Buuck, Kevin Conrad, Mike Conrad, Erica Everett, Brandon Kock, Trevor Baumann, Ted Blomenberg, Becca Evans, Deb Gallmeyer, Mike Miller, Frank Buuck, and Gene Kiess.  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 Eldora Fuelling who was a patent at Adams Memorial Hospital, Lyndsey Arnold, and Bryan Miller.

Congratulations to Chad & Jill Baumann who are celebrating their first wedding anniversary today.  May the Lord bless them.

We rejoice with Jeramey & Gretchen (Baumann) Hudson on the birth of their first child, Abrielle Maxine, on Friday, July 15.  May the Good Shepherd keep an ever-watchful eye on this most precious of His lambs.

We remember in our prayers the friends and family of Mark & Heather (Thieme) Anderson whose two-year-old son, Tyler, died as the result of a drowning last Wednesday and was given Christian burial at Immanuel Lutheran (Union Township) yesterday.  May the God of all comfort be with them as they deal with this loss and remind them of that great day when they will be reunited with their loved one in heaven.

Included in this morning’s bulletin is our weekly study guide, “Time in the Word.”  This week’s theme is “God Provides for Our Needs.”

The men’s softball team has two games this week.  They play Flatrock on Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. and on Wednesday they face Ossian 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. 

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:  “In this world it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.” – Henry Ward Beecher

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.

The Altar Guild will meet in the church basement on Tuesday, August 9, at 7:30 p.m.

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.

The LWML will continue to accept donations for the ingathering for Bethesda Homes until Friday, August 5.  Needed items include deodorant, toothpaste, lotion, body powder, shampoo, and conditioner.  There are boxes in either entranceway for you to place your contribution.  Thanks in advance!

The church picnic is scheduled for Sunday, August 28, following the worship service.  Help would be appreciated, especially in organizing activities.  If you have some ideas or would like to be a part of the committee, please contact Tim Blomenberg, Davon Bultemeier, or Dale Heckman.  Thanks in advance for you help!!

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.

New Hope Lutheran Church in Ossian is having a Senior Citizen’s Dinner and program Thursday, August 4, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in their Fellowship Hall.  There will be a sing-a-long with Ed Higgins, as well as an educational speaker, Pamela Beckford, from the “211” program for seniors.  A free-will offering will be taken to help defray the cost of the food.  Please call the church office (622-7954) by Monday, August 1, for reservations.

Thank you!  To Pastor Dahling and all members of Friedheim for all your prayers, cards, and thoughtfulness during the passing of my mother. – Sincerely, Les & Ruby Werling

The Work of Evangelism

Christianity is a house with many rooms—feeding the hungry, faith for daily life, loving service to a hurting world, hope for the future, lifting up the oppressed, spiritual growth.  When we help evangelism happen, we hold open a door that leads to all those rooms.  That is surely why Jesus began His ministry, by telling His disciples to become fishermen, and ended His ministry by telling them to go, make disciples.

Evangelism is not the only important work of the church, but it is the only work upon which all other work depends.
Herb Miller

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 217 with 154 receiving Holy Communion; Monday Evening Bible Class - 7; Early-bird Bible Class - 12

OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Last Week’s

Weekly Budget

+/- for the Week

+/- for the Year

Home Purpose

     

$3,653.98

 $5,888.40

-$2,234.42

-$8,920.61

Missions

     

$343.00

$408.65

-$65.65

-$2,064.89

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!

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!!

Registration forms were mailed this past week.  If you haven’t received yours by tomorrow, July 25, please contact the school office.

The Annual Association Meeting will be held in Bingen’s Fellowship Hall on Monday, August 1, at 7 p.m.  Copies of Wyneken’s Annual Report can be found in either entranceway of the church this morning.  Please take a copy home with you and then take it with you to the meeting on the 1st.  Thanks!

Dates to Remember:  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 31 and 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 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

 

6:00 p.m.

Open gym @ Wyneken (basketball)

MONDAY

6:00 p.m.

Open gym @ 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

7:00 p.m.

Men’s softball

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

July 31

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

 

4:00 p.m.

LYF @ Kent/Shelly Kiefer’s

 

6:00 p.m.

Open gym (basketball)

August 1

6:00 p.m.

Open gym (volleyball)

 

7:00 p.m.

Wyneken Association Meeting

 

7:00 p.m.

Men’s softball

August 2

6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class

 

7:00 p.m.

Elders’ Meeting

 

7:30 p.m.

Trustee’s Meeting

 

8:00 p.m.

Council Meeting

August 3

All Day

Tabea Society

August 6

4:30 p.m.

Sielschott/Staub Wedding

 

 

Men’s softball tournament to begin

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