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 15
August 28, 2005

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Service

Page 32

The Hymns

TLH #299; #390; #52

Theme for the Day 

 Sacrifice as a Way of Life

Jeremiah 15:15-21

 God’s faithful are persecuted

Romans 12:1-8

A life of sacrifice as a worship of God

Matthew 16:21-26

The necessity of cross-bearing
Sermon “Christ’s Sacrifice” – Matthew 16:21-26
Consider the ultimate sacrifice that Christ demands.

1.      Christ’s sacrifice

2.      The Christian as a “little Christ”

3.      The stakes

The Acolyte Elizabeth Kiefer

+ Soli Deo Gloria +

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Jim Buuck, Alyssa Strickler, Marla Manley, Brandon Henry McCloskey (his first!!), Richard Buuck (his 93rd!), and David Mourey.  We remember all those involved in education, especially our Wyneken School Board (Friedheim’s members are Mike Conrad, Randy Everett, and Kent Stoppenhagen) and Judy Baumann who teaches at Monmouth Elementary.  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 Lenore Timm, Lowell Timm’s mother, who is recovering at home, Velma Buuck who is undergoing tests, Virginia Moore, Larry Hitzfield’s sister, Lyndsey Arnold, and Bryan Miller.

We welcome Logan Anthony Linnemeier, son of Ryan & Jessica (Krueckeberg) Linnemeier to the Friedheim family through the sacrament of Holy Baptism.   Craig Linnemeier, Maggie Krueckeberg, and Josh Krueckeberg are serving as Logan’s godparents.  We pray that the Good Shepherd keep an ever-watchful eye on this the most precious of His lambs.

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

We are blessed with a wonderful congregation and we pray the Lord’s blessings on each and every one of them.  This morning we especially want to welcome those individuals who have joined our membership in the last three years through transfer, adult confirmation, or baptism—Kim Case, Rudy, JoEllen, Jennifer, and Rudi Eidam, Sara and Jordan Rhymer, Remington Bultemeier, Mendi, Brayton, and Grayson Kaehr, Nancy Kaehr, Dana, Brooks, and Mason Myers, Caden Culp, Trevor Black, Grayson Lehman, Lindsay Berning, Toney Bergman, Don and DJ Kitson, Lukas Bobay, Grace Buuck, Lucy Lichtle, Brandon McCloskey, Heath Witte, Elizabeth and Madison Schuller, Jill Baumann, Ashlyn Walker, Tracy, Deb, and Kyle Stevens, Stephanie, Ashyton, Kyle, and Ryan Freimuth, Beth Rettig, Kacey Liechty, Analise Wilkinson, Luke Bultemeier, Audra Koldyke, Bev, Kaitlyn and Kathryn Jenkins, Jim and Fern Riemke, Ed Geyer, and Logan Linnemeier.  We pray that Lord will continue to guide and direct your lives.

Included in this morning’s bulletin is our weekly study guide, “Time in the Word.”  This week’s theme is “Christian Obligation to Sinners.”  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 “Christian Nice Guy Syndrome” with guest Paul Coughlin, author of “No More Christian Nice Guy.”

Stewardship Committee’s Food for Thought:  “People show what they are by what they do with what they have.”

Council Members:  The minutes from the August 2 Council Meeting are in your slots in the entranceway of the church.  You may pick them up as you leave the church service this morning.  The next meeting will be on Tuesday, September 6, at 8 p.m.

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.

What is the agenda for today’s picnic?  The introductions and prayer are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. with the meal following at 11 a.m.  There will be a hog roast and the youth will be having an ice cream sundae bar (free-will donation).  The activities (a euchre tournament, a moonwalk, games for the kids) will begin around noon.  Come and enjoy the Christian fellowship!!!  There will be plenty of food, drink, and table service so please stay even if you forgot to bring any of the above items.  We want you and your family to stay and be a part 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.

A special thanks goes to all our members who worked on committee’s for today’s picnic.  The volunteering of your time and talents was much appreciated.

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 today 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.

My Friedheim family—Thanks to you for all the cards, prayers, and thoughts by you all during my recent hospitalization.  Also, the many visits pastor made and his words of encouragement.  A thanks also goes to Vicar Jeffrey Keuning from Peace, Berne.  --- Al Hormann

Youth ushers for September will be James Fuhrmann and Jacob Lee.

Serving on Altar Guild are ???? and ????

Parents, as your child leaves for college, please remember to let the church office know both their on or off campus address, phone number, and E-mail address.  (Even if the address is the same as last year, please let us know that also.)  Thanks for your help.

Both Concordia’s JROTC program and the band will have booths at the Johnny Appleseed Festival of September 17 and 18.  Stop by and support these organizations by purchasing items at their booths!

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 247 with 163 receiving Holy Communion; Monday Evening Bible Class – ??; Early-bird Bible Class - ??

OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Last Week’s

Weekly Budget

+/- for the Week

+/- for the Year

Home Purpose

     

$4,354.84

 $5,888.40

-$1,533.56

-$16,290.45

Missions

     
 

$408.65

   

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.

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. 

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 pick- up date is on Thursday, September 1, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Questions?  Contact Sharon Franke (623-3992).

Sporting News

Practices have begun for boys’ soccer and girls’ volleyball.  If you’re interested in attending matches, ask a JV or varsity player for the most up-to-date information on game dates, times, locations, and opponents.  Have a great season!!

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

 

10:30 a.m.

Church Picnic

MONDAY

7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

TUESDAY

6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class

 

9:00 a.m.

Morning Glories

WEDNESDAY

8:20 a.m.

Chapel at Wyneken

SATURDAY

 

Wass Wedding

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

September 4

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion
(Rev. Art Klausmeier to preach)

September 6

6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class

 

9:00 a.m.

Morning Glories

 

7:00 p.m.

Elder’s Meeting

 

7:30 p.m.

Trustees’ Meeting

 

8:00 p.m.

Council Meeting

September 7

8:20 a.m.

Chapel @ Wyneken

 

All Day

Tabea Society

 

7:00 p.m.

Choir

September 8

8:00 a.m.

Thrivent Meeting @ Re/Max in Decatur

 

9:00 a.m.

LWML Bible Class @ Doris Conrad’s

 

7:00 p.m.

Wyneken School Board

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