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.  If you are communing, please take a moment to complete a communion registration card.  The card can be placed in the offering plate or given to one of the Deacons.  Please worship with us again soon.

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Pentecost 14
August 21, 2005

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Service

Page 15

The Hymns

TLH #387, vv. 1-4; vv. 5-7; #315; #387, vv. 8-10

Theme for the Day

God’s Self-Disclosure to His People

Exodus 6:2-8

God discloses Himself in His name

Romans 11:33-36

Knowledge of God is deeper than our understanding

Matthew 16:13-20

God reveals that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God

Sermon           

“The Question of Faith” – Matthew 16:13-20
Let’s consider three questions of faith…

1.       “Who do men say that I am?”

2.       “But what do you say I am?”

3.       You, who do you say that I am?

The Acolyte

Allyssa Johnson

+ Soli Deo Gloria +

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—DeWayne Gallmeyer, Sara Bultemeier, Sharon Christianer, Tom Blomenberg, Freddie Geels, Gary Robinson, Danielle Timm, Chris Rhymer, Eldora Scheumann, and Timberlee Weiland.  We also remember all those in the teaching profession as many schools begin this week.  May our loving Savior direct, bless, and guide their lives.

We welcome Ed Geyer who has transferred to us from St. John’s Bingen.  We pray the Lord’s blessings to Ed in his new church home.

May the Great Physician grant health and strength to all who are in need.   We remember in our prayers Lenore Timm, Lowell Timm’s mother, who is recovering at home, Velma Buuck who is undergoing tests, Virginia Moore, Larry Hitzfield’s sister, Al Hormann who has returned home, Lyndsey Arnold, and Bryan Miller.

We remember in our prayers Audra Overhiser and Cam Koldyke who will be married this Saturday at Friedheim.  We pray the Lord’s blessings on this couple as they begin their lives together.

Included in this morning’s bulletin is our weekly study guide, “Time in the Word.”  This week’s theme is “Sacrifice as a Way of Life.”  August’s Time in the Word has been written by Jeffrey Keuning, the Vicar at Peace in Berne.

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 “Eastern Orthodoxy” with guests Dr. Martin Noland of the Concordia Historical Institute and Craig Parton, author of “The Defense Never Rests.”

Stewardship Committee’s Food for Thought:  “When you cease to make a contribution, you begin to die.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

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.

Next Sunday is our church picnic.  Casual dress is encouraged for church that day so that you will be more comfortable for the activities that follow.  The introductions and prayer are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. with the meal following at 11 a.m.     The activities (a euchre tournament, a moonwalk, games for the kids) will begin around noon.  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).  Come and enjoy the Christian fellowship!!!

The Board of Evangelism is encouraging each family to invite someone to church next Sunday 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 this morning.  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.   

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.

Have you thought of your “Prayer Partner” lately?

The Morning Glories will begin meeting again this Tuesday at 9 a.m. in the Parish Hall.  The ladies are going to several craft shows this fall and are working on getting items ready to take to the shows.  If you enjoy crafts, come and be a part of this group!!

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 – 228; Monday Evening Bible Class – 6; Early-bird Bible Class - 14

OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Last Week’s

Weekly Budget

+/- for the Week

+/- for the Year

Home Purpose

     

$3,878.93

 $5,888.40

-$2,009.47

-$14,756.89

Missions

     

$138.00

$408.65

-$270.65

-$2,567.49

Wyneken News

Are you purchasing SCRIP?  By supporting this program, you are helping the PTL provide many needed items for our school.  If you have questions about SCRIP, you can talk to any of the SCRIP representatives.  See Kim Weiland, Friedheim’s SCRIP rep, following the worship service this morning to purchase your SCRIP or to have your questions answered.  You can also E-mail Kim at kimw@sgiinc.com and place your order.

The Wyneken staff is now complete.  Amber Thieme has accepted the position of 8th grade language arts teacher, Leanne Busick will be our vocal music instructor, and Tim Scheumann (along with Marv Drier) will serve as the school’s Athletic Director.  We pray the Lord’s blessings upon them as they begin their duties.

Classes begin tomorrow.  Chapel service will begin at 8:20 a.m. with school dismissing at 12:25 p.m.  All are invited to come to the worship service at Bingen.  Students who ride North Adams busses will have transportation to and from school that day but those students who ride East Allen busses will need to find transportation home.

Mark September 11 on your calendar.  A retirement dinner for Mrs. Mary Nichols will be held at Wyneken from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on that day.   The catered meal will be served at 11 a.m. with a presentation to Mary scheduled for noon.  It is hoped that many can attend to thank her for her service to our children. 

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!

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, 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

The last open gym will be held this Sunday 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.      

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 with Holy Communion

 

10:15 a.m.

LYF Meeting

 

6:00 p.m.

Open gym at Wyneken (basketball)

MONDAY

8:20 a.m.

Opening Chapel at Wyneken (Classes dismiss at 12:25 p.m.)

 

7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

TUESDAY

6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class

 

9:00 a.m.

Morning Glories

 

 

September newsletter items due in church office

FRIDAY & SATURDAY

 

LYF to sell elephant ears at Poe Days

SATURDAY

4:30 p.m.

Overhiser/Koldyke Wedding

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

August 28

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with church picnic to follow

August 29

7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

August 30

6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class

 

9:00 a.m.

Morning Glories

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