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 18
September 18, 2005

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Service

Page 15

The Choir “He is Exalted”

The Hymns

TLH #300; #441; #306; #278; #279; #46

Theme for the Day God’s Generosity of Goodness

Isaiah 55:6-9   

Generosity of mercy to all who return

Philippians 1:1-11,19-27

Generosity of Christ in life and death

Matthew 20:1-16

Generosity equal to all

Sermon

“Advancing the Cause of Christ” – Philippians 1:3-5, 22, 27

1.       Would your death advance the cause of Christ?

2.       Does your living advance the cause of Christ?

The Acolyte

Caleb Buuck

+ Soli Deo Gloria +

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Marlin Keidel, Tom DeKoninck, Judy Werling, Kathy Brandt, Mike Buuck, Ashley Fuhrmann, Laura Fuhrmann, Matt Kiefer, Rich Weiland, Rosie Bultemeier, Mike Robinson, and Elliot Conrad.  We remember all those involved in education, especially Amber Thieme, one of our Wyneken 8th grade teachers, our Sunday School Superintendent, Shirley Drier, and Christine Bultemeier who teaches at Heritage Jr./Sr. High.  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 Dennis Scheumann, who was a patient at Adams Memorial Hospital and is now recovering at home, Lyndsey Arnold, and Bryan Miller.

We welcome into membership through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism Abrielle Maxine Hudson, daughter of Jeramey & Gretchen (Baumann) Hudson.  Serving as godparents are Trevor and Chad Baumann.  We also welcome Jeramey into our church family as he completed adult instruction on the 9th.  May our loving Savior continue to bless this family.

The flowers on the altar are to the glory of God and in honor of Jim and Ann Crosby’s 50th wedding anniversary.  The flowers have been placed in church, with much love and admiration, from their children and grandchildren.

In the adult Bible class that meets in the church basement, we continue to study the Patriarchs and the beginning of a people.  The second lesson is “Jacob’s Ladder.”  When we left Isaac last week, he was a young boy. In due time he grew up, married Rebekah, his wife, and was blessed with two sons, Esau and Jacob. Scripture tells us that Esau was “red, all over like a hairy garment.”  As the boys grew, Esau became a cunning hunter and a man of the field while Jacob, we’re told, “was a plain man, dwelling in tents.” Each family has its own idiosyncrasies and eccentricities. Deception, dishonesty, and fraud are all woven into the fabric of this family! The Birthright, according to ancient customs, included the inheritance right of the firstborn. (See Hebrews 12:16) In this case the Lord had revealed to Rebekah that the older would serve the younger. Jacob was always the schemer, seeking by any means to gain advantage over others. He cheated Esau into selling his birthright for a pot of stew and then tricked his father into blessing him first. Yet, we shall see, it was by God’s appointment and care, not Jacob’s wits, which brought him the blessing. As our story opens, Jacob finds himself packing for a long trip that will lead him away from home.  It will be the last time that Jacob will ever see his mother.

Included in this morning’s bulletin is our weekly study guide, “Time in the Word.”  This week’s theme is “Repent & Live.”

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? 

Our congregation is invited to attend the installation of Rev. Timothy L. Edwards as Associate Pastor of Suburban Bethlehem Lutheran Church next Sunday, September 25, at 2 p.m.  A reception will follow the service in their Fellowship Hall.

Stewardship Committee’s Food for Thought:  We are called to be in the world, but not of it (John 15:19).  As stewards, we manage the gifts of this world that God has given us with a heavenly perspective.  NOTHING IS OUR OWN; EVERYTHING BELONGS TO GOD.

The Morning Glories are planning a workday at the Parish Hall on Wednesday, September 28.  Help is needed to knot blankets to be given to World Relief or other organizations that can use them.  Plan on coming at 9 a.m. and stay for the day (bring a lunch).  Only have a few hours?  Any time you can give to this project would be appreciated.  The more willing hands available, the more that can be accomplished. 

“Prayer Partner” forms are included in this morning’s bulletin.  Please take a moment to look over the form, complete it, and place it in the boxes in either entranceway of the church.  Names will not be exchanged until LWML Sunday, October 2.   Thanks!

The LYF will go paintballing this afternoon.  Please meet at the Parish Hall by 1 p.m. and bring $10 with you.  If you don’t have your waiver form, there will be extra copies available. 

The LWML SRD Workshop will be held at St.John’s Bingen next Sunday, September 25.  The workshop, “How to Live Joyfully,” will begin at 3 p.m.  Please bring your Bible.  The ingathering will benefit Ft. Wayne Seminary—please bring canned goods to help stock their food bank.

Have you had an opportunity to sit on the sample pew cushion?  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.  In addition, air conditioning the church has been discussed.  Your input on both these projects is needed.

Parents, please remember to let the church office know both their on or off campus address, phone number, and E-mail address of your college student by September 25.  (Even if the address is the same as last year, please let us know that also.)  Thanks for your help.

It’s Lutheran Witness renewal time!  The subscription rate for 2006 will be $12.  (The congregation will be billed for the number of subscriptions requested.)  If you wish to continue to receive the Witness or would like to start getting this magazine, please enclose $12 (checks should be made payable to Zion, Friedheim) along with your name in an envelope marked “Lutheran Witness” and place the envelope in the offering plate.  This information is needed no later than October 23.  Thanks in advance for your help!

The Orphan Grain Train will be collecting donations at Zion Lutheran Church, 10th and Monroe, on Friday and Saturday, September 24 and 25.   Hours on Friday are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Items collected will be heading south to help those affected by Hurricane Katrina.  (Fifteen trucks have already taken supplies to the area.)  Suggested donations include canned vegetables, canned meat, personal hygiene items, diapers, powdered baby formula, cases of water, summer clothes, and good shoes.   Monetary donations are also being accepted with checks made payable to “The Orphan Grain Train.”  Let us pray for the success of this ministry, which works in cooperation with the International Lutheran Laymen’s League and other church missions.

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans is pledging $2 million to aid victims of Hurricane Katrina.  Take a moment to read the insert included with today’s bulletin.  Forms to be used for your donation can be found in either entranceway of the church.

Did you know that of the 140 LC-MS congregations in the affected region, more than half have sustained severe damage?  The Southern District office has been destroyed, historic St. Paul’s Lutheran in the French Quarter has been severely damaged, but its pastor is still providing help for those still in the area.  Please keep those helping with the recovery in your prayers.  Your support is needed!

The March for Life Committee will hold its 13th annual Memorial Service on Sunday, October 2, beginning at 2 p.m. in the Catholic Cemetery, 3500 Lake Avenue.  This service will last one hour and will remember the little ones whose lives were ended by abortion.  This is a non-denominational service.

It’s time for Battle of the Brethren!  The Lutheran Circuit 5 FastPitch Golf outing will be held on Saturday, October 15, with a 1 p.m. shotgun start at Cross Creek Golf Club in Decatur.  The cost is $40 per person with four per team.  Contact Todd Busick (223-1834) or Dean Fuelling (724-9441 or 2157).

The Hoagland Fall Music Festival will be held at the Hoagland Pavilion yet today.   BBQ chicken will be available today from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. with drive through service available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Other German and American foods will be available.  Admission to the Fall Music Festival is not required to enter the food pavilion.

Immanuel Lutheran Church will have their 18th annual hog roast at the Union Township Hall Sunday, September 25, with serving from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Carryout is available.  There will also be a bazaar and bake sale.  Cost is $6.50 for adults and $4 for children (3-10) at the door.  Pre-sale tickets are 50 cents less.  Thrivent will be matching funds.

Trinity Lutheran Church, 7819 Decatur Road in Ft. Wayne, will have a rummage and bake sale on Friday and Saturday, October 7 and 8, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday with a $2 bag sale.  There will be a large selection as there are several estate closeouts at this sale.

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 289; Sunday School – 56; Bible Class - 18; Monday Evening Bible Class - 6; Early-bird Bible Class - 9

OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Last Week’s

Weekly Budget

+/- for the Week

+/- for the Year

Home Purpose

     
$3,372.60

$5,888.40

-$2,515.80 -$21,489.12

Missions

     
$454.00

$408.65

+$45.35 -$2,995.09

Wyneken News

Thanks to all who support the SCRIP program.  Keep SCRIP in mind when filling up at the gas pumps, going to the grocery store, eating out, or seeing a movie.  Many vendors are available.  Check out an order form and see for yourself.  See Kim Weiland, Friedheim’s SCRIP rep, following the worship service this morning to purchase your SCRIP.  SCRIP is also available in the school office all day on Friday’s or in the lobby after school on Wednesdays and Fridays.  You can also E-mail Kim at kimw@sgiinc.com and place your order.

Chapel offerings for September will be given to the Hurricane Relief Fund through the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.  Please keep these families in your prayers, as your donations will be used to help those who have been so completely devastated by this storm.

ISTEP testing (grades 3-8) and the school abilities testing (grades 3, 6, 8) will take place September 19-30.  Please do not schedule appointments, especially morning ones, during this time.  Remind the children to do their best and to get plenty of rest and have a good breakfast to begin their day.  Thanks for your cooperation.

Market Day order forms are to be returned to Wyneken by Thursday, September 22, with Internet orders due by noon on Saturday, September 24.  Pickup date is Thursday, September 29, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  You can receive a free Campbell’s bowl with the purchase of any two soup or specified casserole dishes this month.  Specials include string cheese ($7.89), ground beef ($9.86), potato pancakes ($6.99), St. Louis style ribs ($10.59), herb & garlic chicNSteakes (8.95), popcorn chicken ($7.69) tortilla crusted tilapia ($13.99) garlic bread slices ($4.99) and peas ($7.39).  There are many more specials and new items on this month’s brochure.  Take a look and place your order.  If you have any questions, you can contact Sharon Franke (623-3992).

Mid term is Tuesday, September 20.  Reports will be sent home with the students on Friday, September 23.

Christmas card sales catalogs are available from any Wyneken student.  Please take some time to look over the items being offered (cards, gift wrap, assorted candies, and other gift and novelty items) and place your order with a Wyneken student.

The 8th graders are selling tickets ($4.50 per half chicken) for the port-a-pit meal on Sunday, September 25, with serving from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Contact any Wyneken 8th grader, including those from Friedheim—Caleb Buuck, Jarvis Cale, Elliot Conrad, Paul Drier, Allyssa Johnson, Elizabeth Kiefer, Shawn Kiess, Clayton Stoppenhagen, or Jenna Timm.

The Band Boosters invite you to an “All You Can Eat” Fish & Tenderloin dinner provided by Dan’s Fish Friday on Friday, October 7, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  The cost is $6.50 for adults and $4 for children ages 5-12.  Carryout will be available.  Band families are reminded to bring a 9” x 13” dessert or two pies for the dinner that night.

There will be a meeting for those parents who have children either in beginning or advanced band on Thursday, September 22, at 3 p.m. in the multi-purpose room.  Help is needed for the dinner!  Please plan on attending

Picture Day is Friday, September 30, with Gibby’s Photo Studios of Decatur taking the pictures.  A picture order form was sent home last Friday with each child.  The order form, with payment, must be returned by the 30th.

The Afternoons Rock Dodge Ball League is starting at the Decatur Boys and Girls Club on September 20.  It is free for anyone that has completed a consent form and is for ages 10-14, but the child must at least be in 5th grade.  For questions contact Beth at 724-9128 (extension 23) or Sheree (extension 33).

It’s not too late to join chimes!  The chimes meet in the music room on Monday mornings at 7:30 a.m.  This is for any student in grades 5-8.

Sporting News

The varsity volleyball squad (B team) will play Central at Wyneken on Monday, September 19, at 4:45 p.m. Both the A & B teams will face Holy Cross at Holy Cross on Wednesday, September 21, with game times of 4:15 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. respectively.  On Saturday, September 24, there will be a tournament at Wyneken.  Check with a player about game times and opponents. 

The JV volleyball team (5th grade) will face St. Paul at St. Paul’s on Monday, September 19, at 4:15 p.m. and on Thursday, September 22, they face Holy Cross at Wyneken at 4:15 p.m. with the 6th graders to face Holy Cross at 5:30 p.m. that day.  The sixth graders will play at Flatrock in a tournament this Saturday.  Check with a player about game time.

The varsity soccer team will play Central on Wednesday, September 21, at Kreager Park and on Friday, September 23, they play Ascension at Concordia Seminary at 4:15 p.m.  

The JV soccer squad plays St. Peter-Immanuel at SPI on Monday, September 19, at 4:30 p.m. and on Thursday, September 22, they face Central at Wyneken at 4:15 p.m.

Wyneken families have faithfully supported the athletic program.  How can you help?  By offering to work at the games at matches (line judges, scoreboard, clock, concessions) or by donating drinks (bottled pop, bottled water, Gatorade/All Sport drinks).  Only drinks in plastic bottles are wanted (no cans or glass bottles, please).  Your donations can be left in the school office marked for “Athletics.”  Thanks in advance for your help!!

THIS WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

TODAY

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

 

 

Baptism of Abrielle Maxine Hudson

 

10:15 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class

  1:00 p.m. LYF to go paintballing

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 @ Wyneken

 

All Day

Tabea Society extra quilting

 

7:00 p.m.

Choir

THURSDAY

9:00 a.m.

LWML Bible Class @ Ann Crosby’s
FRIDAY  

Items for October newsletter due in office

SATURDAY

 

Erxleben/Hartman Wedding

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

September 25

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service

 

10:15 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class

  10:00 a.m.  Port-a-pit Chicken Served

September 26

7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

September 27

6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class

 

9:00 a.m.

Morning Glories

September 28

8:20 a.m.

Chapel @ Wyneken

  9:00 a.m. Morning Glory Workday

 

7:00 p.m.

Choir

September 29

9:00 a.m.

LWML Bible Class

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