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.

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Pentecost 13
August 14, 2005

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Service

Page 5

The Hymns

TLH #23; #398; #547

Theme for the Day

God is for All People

Isaiah 56:1, 6-8

God’s house is for all people

Romans 11:13-15, 29-32

God’s kingdom includes Gentiles

Matthew 15:21-28

God’s Son heals one of another race

Sermon

“Persistence” – Matthew 15:21-28
God will bless us when we persist in seeking His help.

1.       Persistent faith gives Christ joy.

2.       Persistent faith breaks barriers.

3.       Persistent faith is grounded in God’s plenty.

The Acolyte

Paul Drier

+ Soli Deo Gloria +

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Ruth Hartmann, Lucy Robyn Lichtle (her first!!), Deb Stevens, Kim Case, Hildegard Kiefer, Dale Heckman, Monica Manley, Linda Buuck, Carma Conrad, Dave Conrad, Rich Hartmann, Andrea Jackson, Bill Fuhrman, Dave Houser, Irene Kiess, Dennis Scheumann, Cindy Houser, Jason Scheumann, and Madison Stoppenhagen.  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 Al Hormann who is a patient at Lutheran hospital, 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 “God’s Self-Disclosure to His People.”

We welcome Jim & Fern Riemke to the Friedheim family.  They have transferred to us from Trinity Lutheran on Decatur Road in Ft. Wayne.  May the Lord bless them in their new church home.

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?  This week’s topic is “The ELCA Churchwide Assembly” with guest Dr. James Nestingen of Luther Seminary.

Stewardship Committee’s Food for Thought:  “Human beings are creatures of habit.  We like to do it the same today as we did it yesterday so we can do it the same tomorrow.  Because the rut gets comfortable.  But, the only difference between a rut and a grave is its length, depth and how long you’re in it.” – Art Holst, former NFL referee and entrepreneur

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.

Plans for the church picnic are being finalized and the committees are eagerly awaiting the 28th.   There will be a euchre tournament, a moonwalk, activities for the kids (all ages), and an opportunity for fellowship.  How can you help make this a more enjoyable day?  By your presence!  What do you need to bring?  A side dish (vegetable, salad, or relish tray) to share, lawn chairs (if you want a little more comfortable place to set), pop (if you don’t want to drink the punch that is being provided).  Paper plates and plastic ware will also be available (or you may bring your own table service).  There will be a hog roast and the youth will be having an ice cream sundae bar (free-will donation).  Activities will begin following the worship service.

The Board of Evangelism is encouraging each family to invite someone to church on the 28th and then stay for the picnic.  So take a moment and ask a co-worker, neighbor, family member, or friend to come with you to church and enjoy the fellowship for the remainder of the day!

The LYF has decided that the donations received from the ice cream sundae bar will go to the Bryan Miller and Lyndsey Arnold funds.  Both Bryan and Lyndsey have brain tumors and continue to undergo treatments.

The LYF will have a meeting following the worship service on Sunday, August 21.  They will be going over the work schedule for selling elephant ears at Poe Days (August 26 and 27) and any last minute items for the picnic.   

Our church website is functional and current once more.  It has been redesigned for easier navigation.  We are also working to have a more visual presence.  Check out the pictures of our youth’s raft trip.  More pictures to come.  If you have pictures of a recent church event, please share them with

the website by contacting Marv Drier.

Rally Day (September 11) will be here before you know it.  To help in organizing this year’s Sunday School program, we need to know who plans on teaching this year (on a full-time basis or as a substitute).  Please contact Shirley Drier (547-4419), Kim Weiland (639-3804), or Pastor Dahling by August 28 if you wish to be a part of the staff as a teacher, helper, or substitute.  We thank those who work with our young people in our Sunday School program.  God’s blessings to each of you.

Registration forms for the horseshoe and volleyball tournaments to be held during Poe Days (August 27) are in either entranceway of the church and need to be returned to the Poe Fire Department by August 14.

The Bellmont Athletic Boosters are having a “calendar raffle” beginning the week of October 10 and for the following 29 weeks.  There are 2,000 calendars being sold, each with their own raffle number.  Each week five winning numbers will be drawn for one $400 prize and four $25 prizes.  All winning tickets will be placed back in the raffle for the following week’s drawing.  The cost of the calendar is $20 and can be obtained from any Bellmont athlete.  If you have any questions, you can contact Denise Conrad (547-4717).

Buy One Get One item FREE at the Concordia Lutheran High School Thrift Shop August 19-27.  Check the specialty items in the Butterfly Boutique and be sure to pick up a CLHS Thrift Shop Punch Card.  Every $10 purchase during any visit receives a punch.  After five punches you receive $5 off your sixth purchase.  When the card is full it is placed in a monthly drawing for a $20 gift certificate.  The Thrift Shop is located at 3436 N Anthony Shopping Center.  Shop hours are Monday, 10:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 198 with 138 receiving Holy Communion; Monday Evening Bible Class – 7; Early-bird Bible Class - 14

OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Last Week’s

Weekly Budget

+/- for the Week

+/- for the Year

Home Purpose

     

$5,731.14

 $5,888.40

-$157.26

-$12,747.42

Missions

     

$418.00

$408.65

+$9.35

-$2,296.84

Wyneken News

School begins on August 22.  Think of SCRIP when doing your school shopping or getting those end-of-season bargains!  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). 

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.)

Have you just cleaned out some closets or have items left from a garage sale that you don’t know what to do with?  The Wyneken Extended Childcare could use puzzles, games, books, toys, or other suitable items for their room.  You can drop the items off at Wyneken or contact Tami Schultz (547-4540) and make arrangements to get the items to her.  Thanks in advance!

Market Day order forms need to be returned to the school office by Thursday, August 25 (or bring them with you at registration), with Internet orders due noon on Saturday, August 27.  Pick- up date is on Thursday, September 1, at 7:30 p.m.  September specials include French Dip ($11.99), French Toast Sticks ($4.29), Petite Turkey Medallions ($10.49), Mini Cheese Omelets ($5.99), Price Edward Vegetable Medley ($6.99), Fish & Chips ($10.89), ChicNSteaks ($10.99), Broccoli Florets ($7.29), Beef Patties ($10.99), Apple Deep Dish Pie ($7.49), Get Acquainted Sampler Box ($10.99), Bagel-ers ($7.49), Chicken Fries ($10.99), and Frozen Fruit Pops ($5.99).  There are many more specials listed in the flier; take a moment to look them over.    As a part of their Family Rewards program, if you spend $35 in one month, you will save money the next month.

Sporting News

Open gym for basketball will be held for two more weeks, this Sunday and again on the 21st, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.   Who is welcome to come?  Anyone who will be entering fifth grade or older.   

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).

THIS WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

Today

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service

 

6:00 p.m.

Open gym @ Wyneken (basketball)

Monday

7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

Tuesday

6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class

Wednesday

All Day

Tabea Society Extra Quilting

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

August 21

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

 

10:15 a.m.

LYF Meeting

August 22

8:20 a.m.

Opening chapel @ Wyneken (Dismissal at 12:25 p.m.)

 

7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

August 23

6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class

 

9:00 a.m.

Morning Glories

 

 

Newsletter items for September due in church office

August 26-27

 

LYF to sell elephant ears @ Poe Days

August 27

 

Overhiser/Koldyke Wedding

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