Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

We welcome you to Friedheim.  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 23
October 23, 2005

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Service

Page 5

The Hymns

TLH #31; #399; #29

Theme for the Day

The Law of Love  

Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18   Law of loving your neighbor
I Thessalonians 1:5b-10

Law of love of God demonstrated by the Thessalonians

Matthew 22:34-46 The two greatest laws

Sermon

“All or Nothing” – Matthew 34-40

1.       God’s total love for you

2.       God yearns for all your love – for Himself.

3.       God yearns for all your love – for others.

The Acolyte

Elizabeth Kiefer

+ Soli Deo Gloria +

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Gerhard Kiefer, Roz Schamerloh, Toney Bergman, Marlene DeKoninck, Karen Gallmeyer, Addy Schuller, Kevin Heckman, Grace Bradtmueller, Shirley Buuck, Karen Chichester, Dale Gallmeyer, and Deb Bergman.  We remember all those involved in education, especially Jean Timm, our Wyneken 4th grade teacher, Deb Bergman, one of our Sunday School teachers, and Sara Rhymer who teaches in the North Adams system.  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 Ed Aspy, Mary Bultemeier, Wally & Rosie Bultemeier’s daughter-in-law, who is undergoing tests, Lyndsey Arnold, and Bryan Miller.

We remember in our prayers the friends and family of Erwin Bultemeier, Wally’s brother, who was called to his heavenly home last Thursday, October 20, and will be given Christian burial this week.  May our loving Savior comfort those who grieve and remind them of that great day when they will be reunited with their loved ones in heaven.

We remember Ron & Kathy Bultemeier in our prayers today as they will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary tomorrow, October 24.  The flowers on the altar are to the glory of God and in honor of their anniversary, placed in church, with much love and admiration, by their children and grandchildren.  May the Lord remain at the heart of their home and continue to bless them.

This morning’s lesson in Adult Bible Class is “Joseph before Pharaoh.”  Joseph, who was blameless, found himself abandoned many times in his life. Sold by his brothers and left for dead; falsely accused and imprisoned, all seemed lost. Yet the Lord remained faithful. Through a number of circumstances, the Lord proved Himself dedicated to His servant. Joseph teaches us to remain committed to righteousness come what may.

Included in this morning’s bulletin is our weekly study guide, “Time in the Word.”   

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:  Today the harvest of our work may come every Friday or once or twice a month.  Regardless of our income sources or levels, God still asks us to take from what we have been given and give back.  God uses words like “overflowing” and “brim over” to describe His generosity to us.  He expects us to use His gifts to give glory to Him.  

Would you like to help beautify the church?  In looking at the flower calendar for Altar Guild, there are many openings for flowers to be placed in church between now and the end of the year.  Pick a date, sign your name, and contact Ann Crosby for further information.

At the October Quarterly Voters’ Meeting it was decided to establish a Church Foundation Repair Committee to assist the Trustees in this project.  If you would be interested in being a part of this committee, please contact Jim Heckman.  Thanks!

Three other events that the LYF will be involved with in October include the children’s Halloween party to be held this Thursday, October 27, at the Parish Hall.  Costume judging will be held from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. followed by various activities for our Pre-K through 8th graders.  (The 7th and 8th graders will be going on a hayride while the others remain at the Parish Hall.)  Parents, please pick your children up at 8 p.m.  Youth group members are reminded to bring two bags of candy on the 27th and to arrive at 5:30 p.m.  The youth will decorate the Parish Hall for the party at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 26.

Bingen’s LYF has invited our youth to join them in a lock-in at Wyneken beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, October 28, until 7 a.m. the next morning.  Bring your gym shoes, a snack, money for pizza ($1 per slice), a pillow, and a blanket.  Pop will be provided.

On Sunday, October 30, the youth will be assisting residents of Lutheran Home to their worship service.  Please meet at the Parish Hall at 9 a.m.  Following services at Lutheran Home, the youth are invited to Dick & Donna Hileman’s for lunch.  (Thanks in advance, Dick and Donna!!)

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 today.  Thanks in advance for your help!

The Stewardship Committee will be providing a fully catered FREE dinner for your entire family on Sunday evening, November 13.  This will be an opportunity for fellowship with other members, listen to some thoughts from Pastor Dahling, and enjoy theatrical productions by the LYF.  The event starts at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served at 6 p.m.  Please RSVP Tim or Kris Blomenberg (547-4673), Dale Heckman (724-4340), Davon Bultemeier (639-7365), or the church office (547-4248) by November 7.   There are also sign-up sheets in either entranceway of the church.  Hope you can make it!!

Don’t forget to check out our website, www.zionfriedheim.org.  You will find bulletins, newsletters, and recent pictures of events.  If you have any pictures to share for the site, make sure you contact Marv Drier.

The congregation is invited to the Circuit-wide Reformation service to be held at St. John’s Bingen on Sunday, October 30.  The program will begin with a lecture, “Bach’s Well-Ordered Music,” at 6:30 p.m.  The vespers service will begin at 7 p.m. with Rev. Dr. Michael Eschelbach from Concordia University, River Forest, as the guest preacher.  The Bach Collegium will be the featured choir.  Performances will include BMV 79 “God the Lord is Sun and Shield” and M Praetorius “My Soul Now, Bless Thy Maker.”  See the insert in today’s bulletin for more information.  A freewill offering will be received.  Mark it on your calendar and plan to attend.

The LC-MS Indiana District has established regional drop-off sites for material collection for their Hurricane Response Teams.  Concordia Lutheran High School is the site for the Fort Wayne area with Stacey Salisbury serving as coordinator.  If you have any questions, she can be reached at Stacey@clhscadets.com or at 260-483-1102, extension 250.

In an effort to help hurricane victims from the Gulf Coast, LCEF encourages investors to participate in its Special Interest Fund Program.  As an LCEF investor, you can contribute all or a portion of your LCEF investments’ earned interest directly to LCMS World Relief/Human Care.  (Only the interest is used; the principal remains intact.)  You can choose the donation period—three, six, nine, or twelve months.  You may call LCEF at 1-800-843-5233 or visit the Website at www.lcef.org. 

Are you missing a tie tack?  One was found following Velma Buuck’s funeral.  It has the initial “T” on it.  If it is yours or you know to whom it might belong, please contact the church office.

St. John’s Bingen invites you to their Chicken/Swiss Steak Dinner on Sunday, October 30, with serving from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Cost is $6 for adults; $3 for children, and free for those ages five and under.  There will also be crafts and a bake sale.  Carryouts and drive-thru are also available.

Flatrock is serving Ed Fox’s fish & tenderloin on Saturday, November 5, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  The cost is $6.50 for adults and $4 for children 6-12; children ages 5 and under may eat free.  Carryouts are available.  There will also be a craft and bake sale.  Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will match profits.

Copies of The Lutheran Journal are available in either entranceway of the church.  If you are interested in this publication, please take a copy home with you as you leave the worship service this morning.

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 233 with 158 receiving Holy Communion Sunday School – 45; Bible Class - 16

OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Last Week’s

Weekly Budget

+/- for the Week

+/- for the Year

Home Purpose

     

$15,872.03*

$5,888.40

+$9,983.63

-$17,863.06

Missions

     

$243.00

$408.65

-$165.65

-$3,015.49

*This amount includes a $12,000 transfer from the Wyneken Contribution account.

Wyneken News

Fall is here and along with fall comes cooler weather.  Remember SCRIP when you are out doing your fall/winter shopping.  Did you know that you may use SCRIP to pay off your charge accounts at Kohl’s and Ayres?  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.

Market Day pick-up date is Thursday, October 27, in the cafetorium from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  If you have any questions, you can contact Sharon Franke (623-3992).

Report cards will be distributed on Tuesday, October 25.  Parent teacher conferences will be held Thursday and Friday, October 27 and 28.  School will dismiss at 12:25 p.m. on the 27th and 28th.  North Adams has a half-day on Wednesday while Wyneken will attend all day.  Parents need to make transportation arrangements home on the 26th.  There will be no North Adams bus on the 28th.  Parents, please make arrangements to get your children to and from school that day.  Children who ride East Allen busses will need transportation home on both the 27th and 28th.  Remember, Wyneken extended care is available if you need it.  Please contact Wyneken extended care (639-6064) if you need their services.

If your child was absent on student picture day or you want retakes, you need to contact Gibby’s Photo Studio in Decatur and set up a time to have the photo taken.  Just let them know you are with Wyneken.

The band invites any Wyneken student (and parents) to join them in marching at the Callithumpian Parade on Monday, October 31.  It will be a 50’s theme, “At the Hop.”  So dress in poodle skirts, ponytails, jeans, t-shirts, letter jackets.  Meet at the entrance of Stratton Addition on E. Monroe Street (between Pizza King and Townsend Tires) at 6:40 p.m. or join in at anytime during the parade route.  Make sure you have a designated place to meet after the parade.

Do you like Gold Canyon candles?  You may purchase the candles from any Wyneken 8th grader—Friedheim’s 8th graders include Caleb Buuck, Jarvis Cale, Elliot Conrad, Paul Drier, Allyssa Johnson, Elizabeth Kiefer, Shawn Kiess, Clayton Stoppenhagen, and Jenna Timm.  There is a sample of scents available for you to check out the selections offered.  Orders will be taken until October 31 with payment due at delivery.  Profits will be used for their trip to Washington, DC next spring.

Forget about that siesta; come to the fiesta!!  The 8th grade class is sponsoring a “MEXICAN FIESTA SCHOOL CARNIVAL” today from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  There will be a silent auction, food, games, and lots of fun!  Come out and have a “muy bueno” time! 

An order form for poinsettias and wreaths is included in this morning’s bulletin.  The 8th graders will be taking orders through December 1.  You can place your order form in the boxes in either entranceway of the church or give it to one of the Wyneken 8th graders.  If you have any questions, you can contact Beth Reinhart (547-4235).

There are still booths ($25 each) left for the Wyneken craft show to be held on Saturday, December 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Please contact Shelly Kiefer (547-4327) or Corene Scheumann (547-4227) if you are interested in becoming a vendor.

Sporting News

Basketball practices have begun for all grades.  Spirit Week will be held the week of October 31.  Watch for information to come home as for the special activities that week as the 7th and 8th grade boys prepare for their trip to Indy on November 4-6.

THIS WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

TODAY

10:00 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class

 

 

Lutheran Witness Subscriptions due

  .

4:30 p.m

Carnival @ Wyneken

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

 

7:00 p.m.

Choir

 

7:30 p.m.

Decorate for Halloween party (LYF)

THURSDAY

9:00 a.m.

LWML Bible Class @ Dorothy Heckman’s

 

5:30 p.m.

LYF to be at Parish Hall

 

6:00 p.m.

LYF Halloween Party

FRIDAY

7:00 p.m.

LYF Lock-in @ Wyneken

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

October 30

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

 

9:00 a.m.

LYF to meet @ Parish Hall – Lutheran Home

 

10:15 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class

 

6:30 p.m.

Lecture @ Bingen

 

7:00 p.m.

Circuit-wide Reformation Vespers Service

October 31

8:20 a.m.

Chapel @ Wyneken

 

7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

November 1

6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class

 

9:00 a.m.

Morning Glories

 

7:00 p.m.

Elders’ Meeting

 

7:30 p.m.

Trustees’ Meeting

 

8:00 p.m.

Council Meeting (Nominating Committee to meet following Council Meeting)

November 2

All Day

Tabea Society

 

7:00 p.m.

Choir

November 3

9:00 a.m.

LWML Bible Class

November 4

7:00 p.m.

Set up for South Adams Craft Show

November 5

9:00 a.m.

Craft show @ South Adams

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