Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

We welcome you to Friedheim this beautiful spring morning.  If you are communing with us today, please take a moment to complete a communion registration card.  There are cards in either entranceway of the church and may be given to one of the Deacons or placed in the offering plate.  If you are visiting, please sign one of the guest registries located at either entrance of the church.   Please worship with us again soon.

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Easter 6
May 21, 2006

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Order of Service

Page 15

Wyneken Chimes “Lead Me, Lord”, “I am Trusting Thee Lord Jesus”, “Psalm of Gladness”

The Hymns

TLH #301; #23; #208; #192, #27

The Readings

Christian Love

Acts 11:19-30 Love is expressed
I John 4:1-11   Love is divine
John 15:9-17 Love is commanded

Sermon

“The Idolatry of Love—Is God love or is love God?” - I John 4:8

1.      The world view of love

2.      The Biblical view—God is love

The Acolyte

Brittany Franke

+  Soli Deo Gloria  +

Statement of Communion Practice

We believe that in the Lord’s Supper we receive the true Body and Blood of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, in, with, and under the bread and wine.  We welcome to our Altar all who share this belief and are fellow members of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.  If you are communing with us for the first time, please speak to one of the pastor or one of the Deacons.

We thank the Wyneken chime group led by Becky Klenke for enhancing our worship service this morning.  We pray that the Lord will continue to bless them.  We also thank Jean Timm who sang during “Lead Me Lord.”

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Madilyn Baumann, Ryan Freimuth, Nathan Bultemeier, Anna Franke, Julie Lehman, Matt Knipstein, Ramona Black, Derek Schultz, and Ruby Werling.  We also remember all those involved in education including our Wyneken resource room teacher, Cindy Roy, our entire Sunday School staff, and Addy Schuller who teaches at Bethlehem (Ossian).  May our loving Savior direct, bless, and guide their lives.

May the Great Physician grant health and strength to all who are in need of His healing hand.  We remember in our prayers Bill Fuhrman who is in the extended care unit at Adams Memorial Hospital, Elsie Wilkerman, Larry Hitzfield’s mother, who is at Miller’s Merry Manor in Huntington, Pam Brewer’s mother who remains in a Michigan hospital (Pam is the sixth grade teacher at Wyneken), Dean Wass who will undergo surgery on Tuesday, LaVerne Leininger (Jean Timm’s father) who is a patient in an Iowa hospital following heart surgery, Hubert Fuelling, Gary Jeffrey, and Sandy Franz.

We welcome into church membership through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism, Delaney Karen Lawson, daughter of Brian & Leslie (Johnson) Lawson.  Serving as her godmothers are Hollie Laurent and Mary Roush.  We pray that the Good Shepherd will keep an ever-watchful eye on this most precious of His lambs.
 

We extend a hand of Christian comfort to the family and friends of Jack Feuerbach, stepfather of Tina Geels, who was called to be with his Savior this past Tuesday, May 16.  May the God of all comfort and compassion be with those who mourn and help them through the difficult days ahead.
 

The Adult Bible Class will continue with the discussion about “Samson” this morning.  Although he had made a name for himself previously in his captivity and subsequent death, he slew more than he had previously. Samson judged Israel for twenty years. We review today the last chapter of his life.

You are reminded that Ascension services will be held this Thursday, May 25, at 7 p.m.  Holy communion will be celebrated.  Pastor Dahling’s sermon will be “Jesus has ascended and He will return.”

This morning we are recognizing those students who have faithfully attended Sunday School.  We appreciate the support that we receive by having parents encouraging their children to come to Sunday School, by volunteering to teach or to be a helper or substitute teach, as well as those who have come to speak to our classes or just pray for the success of this part of our church ministry.  As has been our tradition, our second grade students will receive a copy of the Holy Bible this morning while our sixth graders will receive a copy of Luther’s Small Catechism. 

Second graders to receive Bibles:  Madilyn Baumann, Aaron Bergman, Caden Culp, Valerie Harants, Timberlee Weiland, Nicholas Linnemeier, Shadoe McAllister, Ryan Freimuth

Sixth graders to receive Luther’s Small Catechism:  Gunnar Cale, Bethany Evans, P. J. DeKoninck & Ethan Lichtle

Nursery & Kindergarten: Teachers:  Bonnie Buuck & Andrea Johnson
Emily Bergman, Lindsay Berning, Olivia Conrad, Jacob Baumann, Carrington Bultemeier, Tori Johnson, Tanner Walker, Hanna Walker, Travis Hockemeyer & Lucas Strickler
   
1st & 2nd Grades: Teachers:  Lisa Lee, Tina Geels & Becky Blomenberg
Emily Miller, Madilyn Baumann, Aaron Bergman, Timberlee Weiland & Ryan Freimuth
   
3rd & 4th Grades: Teachers:  Deb Bergman, Bev Jenkins, Alicia Drier & Pam Everett
Andrew Blomenberg, Kathryn Jenkins, Kayla Johnson, Carissa Schultz, Meghan Manley, Trevor Black, Kolton Everett, Anna Franke, Freddie Geels, Ryan Hockemeyer, Kaitlyn Jenkins, Alex Miller & Alyssa Strickler
   
5th & 6th Grades: Teacher:  Stan Stoppenhagen
Alan Bergdall, Jacob Bergman, Rosa DeKoninck, Kyle Freimuth, Brett Hormann, Katie Linnemeier, Ben Miller, Madison Stoppenhagen & PJ DeKoninck
7th & 8th Grades: Teacher:  Lin Gorman
Brandon Bergdall, Brittany Franke, Ashtyn Freimuth, Matt Gorman, Allison Hormann, Jessica Linnemeier, Derek Schultz, Alex Weiland, Caleb Buuck, Elliot Conrad, Paul Drier, Allyssa Johnson, Elizabeth Kiefer, Shawn Kiess, Clayton Stoppenhagen & Jenna Timm

We thank those who agreed to substitute this year—Teri Conrad and Jacob Stoppenhagen.  This year’s Sunday School Superintendent was Shirley Drier with Kim Weiland serving as the Assistant Sunday School Superintendent.  Next year, Kim will become the Sunday School Superintendent with Tina Geels serving as the Assistant Sunday School Superintendent.  We appreciate all the work these individuals have put into our program to make it a success.

The Sunday School picnic will be held today at the Parish Hall during the Sunday School hour.

Included in this morning’s bulletin is our weekly study guide, “Time in the Word.”  This week’s theme is “The Post-Ascension Church.”  Vicar Jeff Keuning, who is serving at Peace, Berne, wrote this month’s study guides.  

The LWML Bible Class will not meet this Thursday because of the Ascension Day services.  Beginning in June, the Thursday morning LWML Bible class will meet begin meeting on their summer schedule (monthly instead of weekly).  They will meet at the home of Adele Blomenberg on Thursday, June 8.  The Women’s Bible Study group that meets on Sunday evenings will not meet next Sunday night due to the holiday weekend (Memorial Day) but will resume meeting on Sunday, June 4.

Tune in to the Lutheran Hour which 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 is also broadcast 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. on Sunday. 

Items to be put into the June newsletter are due tomorrow, May 22.  Senior parents are reminded that the “senior portraits” are needed by that date also.  Thanks!

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? 

Board of Stewardship’s Food for Thought: “Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith,”  (Hebrews 12:2) has already won the victory over sin for us.  IT still remains to us, however, to continue to fight for the faith, refusing to let sin reign in our bodies.  The Apostle Paul tells us to “count [ourselves] dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.”  By God’s grace, sin no longer is our master.  We are new creatures who “offer the parts of [our bodies] to Him as instruments of righteousness…because [we] are not under law, but under grace.” (Romans 6:11-14).

The deadline is fast approaching for registration for this year’s LWML convention, “The Work of His Hands,” to be held at South Bend on June 23-25.  If you would like to go (or need more information), please contact Marlene Conrad or Ann Crosby.  The deadline is May 23.

Boxes have been placed in either entranceway of the church for the ingathering for the convention.  Requested items include bath soap and deodorant for women, baby wipes and baby wash, men’s underwear, T-shirts, and socks.  The two ministries benefiting from the ingathering are RETA (Reason Enough to Act) and the Bakery House.  With the convention beginning on June 23, items will be accepted through June 18.

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will have a “Lutheran Night” at the Ft. Wayne Wizards baseball game on Friday, June 23, with the game starting at 7:00 p.m.  Tickets will be $3 each and with each ticket you will receive a voucher for a “Lutheran Night” hat.  A limited number of tickets are available at this price.  Please contact Leesa Heckman at 724-4340 as soon as possible if you want tickets. 

The Lutheran Home Auxiliary is sponsoring a chicken barbecue on Friday, June 9, with serving from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and carry-outs available beginning at 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Entertainment will be provided by “Jack & Guy.”  You can purchase pre-sale tickets from Donna Hileman ($6.00).  At the door, the cost will be $6.50.  If you don’t want an entire meal, but the chicken only, ½ chicken will be available in the drive thru from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. for $3.50.

There are still five old 8’ tables from Wyneken available in the furnace room of the church on a first-come, first-served basis.  If you’re not sure which tables, please see Kent Stoppenhagen, Duane Kiess, or Randy Everett.  A donation is being requested.  The donation can be placed in the offering plate in an envelope marked “tables.”  Thanks!

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 278; Sunday School – 27; Adult Bible Class – 18; Monday Evening Bible Class - 5; Early-bird Bible Class -  13

OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Last Week’s

Weekly Budget

+/- for the Week

+/- for the Year

Home Purpose

     
$4,844.12

$6,418.94

-$1,574.82 -$26,906.20

Missions

     

5/7 - $175.00
5/14 - $390.00

$423.08

-$248.08
-$33.08

-$897.84
-$930.92

Door Collection for the Gideons – $191.50

Wyneken News

Wyneken has recently installed an electronic lock on the inside set of doors at the main entrance.  The doors will be locked at 9 a.m. each day, after the pre-K students arrive, and will remain locked during school hours.  There is a bell button located on the wall to the right of the doors to use for assistance.

SCRIP is a great program that can help you as well as be a great asset to our school.  Think SCRIP for your everyday needs and also for all those special occasions.  SCRIP is available on most Wednesdays after school and all day and after school on Friday. See Kim Weiland, Friedheim’s SCRIP rep, following the worship service this morning to purchase your SCRIP.  You can also E-mail Kim at kimw@sgiinc.com and place your order.

Since Mrs. Deb Olson, our pre-K teacher, has decided not to return to the staff next year, Wyneken will need a Pre-K teacher for next school year.  If you know of anyone who has an Indiana teaching license and is interested in teaching Pre-K, please contact Mr. Timm at 639-6177.  (This year the 4-year old class met on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. while the 3-year-old class met on Tuesday and Thursday mornings also from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.)

Fun Day activities are scheduled for Friday, May 26, with all grades to be included in the activities this year.  This is an event that the children look forward to each spring.  Parents and grandparents are invited to come and be a part of the festivities.  The cooks will be serving up grilled hot dogs for all students.  Students, and adults here to help, will not need to pack a sack lunch.  Parents are reminded to return their volunteer form and $2 for each child as soon as possible.  Thanks!

Congratulations to Jenna Timm who was recognized as one of Wyneken’s Distinguished Students.

Market Day order forms need to be returned to school by Thursday, May 25, with Internet orders due by noon on Saturday, May 27.  You can receive a free lunch bag when you buy any two kid pick items.  New this month is teriyaki steak kabobs ($12.49) while specials include chicken parmesan patties ($9.79), triple berry pie ($6.89), barbecued pork ($12.29), boneless pork chops ($9.99), Italian style meatballs ($8.49), marinated sirloin roast ($16.29), chicken bacon ranch sandwich ($10.59), honey BBQ chicken tenders ($12.49), Italian style stuffed chicken breast ($13.49), Gatorade kid-size variety pack ($15.49), coconut popcorn shrimp with citrus dipping sauce ($11.69), easy skillet cod ($9.59), oven-ready butterfly shrimp ($13.59), chicken chipotle quesadilla rolls ($7.99), egg rolls with sauce ($9.99), sun dried tomato & three-cheese dip ($8.99), Mexican chili crispitos ($9.39), taco pizzas ($7.99), tomato basil soup singles ($7.69), bosco breadsticks ($12.49), cheese stuffed pretzels ($8.29), pepperoni pizzatas ($6.29), broccoli florets ($7.39), peas ($7.59), shoestring French fries ($5.29), stir fry blend ($5.69), breakfast pizzas ($8.39), bacon slices ($10.59), bumble berry blossoms ($7.99), chocolate chip cookie dough ($5.49), and individual carrot cakes ($8.29).  Also look over the end-of-the-school year product clearance items.  These are in limited quantities and are available while supplies last.  This will be the last order for this school year.  You might want to stock-up on items you will need over the summer.  As always, we thank those who support this fundraiser for our school.  You can always order on-line by going to www.marketday.com.      You may pick up your order on Thursday, June 1, from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the cafeteria.  If you have any questions, you can contact Sharon Franke (623-3992). 

The 7th grade class would like to thank everyone who bought flowers through our fundraiser and would like to remind those who purchased certificates that these certificates must be redeemed by May 31

Overdue notices for library books were sent home with the students.  Please take a moment to either help your child locate the missing book or send in payment for that book by Friday, May 26.

Extended Care accounts are due and payable in full on Friday, May 26.  If you are using Extended Care on the afternoon of Tuesday, May 30, you need to either prepay or be prepared to pay when you pick up your child that afternoon.  Any questions concerning your account, please contact Tami Schultz (639-6064).

The PTL is still in need of a vice-president for next year.  If you are interested or wish to nominate someone for that position, please contact Brian Hartman, Bill Johnson, or Cindy Gallmeyer.

Beginner band students will meet for their last practice (and party) on Tuesday, May 23.  All music will need to be turned in at that time.  Advanced band will not meet on the 24th but will practice before the chapel service on the 25th.  Their last practice (and party) will be on Friday, May 26.

All lunch accounts need to be paid in full by Friday, May 26, our last lunch day.  If you have any questions about your account, please contact Kim Tinsley (622-7841).

Closing chapel and awards will be on Tuesday, May 30.  The awards ceremony will begin at 8:30 a.m. followed by the chapel service at 10 a.m.  Since school will dismiss early (at 11 a.m.), all students will need to find transportation home that day.  Just a reminder, report cards will be withheld from students whose families have any outstanding fees (tuition, library, lunch, child care, etc.).

All ABC’s for Education receipts from Scott’s are due by Friday, June 2.  (With the last day of school being May 30, you may wish to get them to Wyneken by that date.)  The money earned from this program will be used to purchase school supplies and equipment.

St. John’s Bingen will host this year’s 8th grade graduation service.  It will be held on Tuesday, May 30, at 7 p.m. with a reception in their Fellowship Hall following the worship service.

The school cleaning date has been set for Saturday, June 3.  Work will be done starting at 8 a.m. and continuing until noon.  The more willing hands available that morning, the more work will be accomplished.  Thanks in advance for your help.

Sporting News

The athletic banquet will be held today at 5 p.m.  Each 7th and 8th grade family is asked to bring two dishes to share as well as their own table service.

There will be a Wyneken Summer Volleyball League for all students (both boys and girls) who will be sixth graders next school year and including the eighth grade class of 2006.  There will be 3-on-3 volleyball games on Monday nights.  There is a sign-up sheet in the gym.  For more information, please contact Tammy Shoup (724-9069).

Information is available in the school office concerning basketball clinics, fall soccer leagues, summer camps, and other sports camps.  Please stop by and see what opportunities are available for your child this summer.

There are just a few items of Wyneken Spirit Wear left.  There is one youth large navy T-shirt ($10), one adult small navy T-shirt ($10), one adult small sweatpants ($18), and one adult medium sweatpants ($18).  These are available in the school office on a first-come, first-serve basis.

THIS WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

TODAY 9:00 a.m. Worship Service with Holy Communion
    Baptism of Delaney Karen Lawson
    Sunday School Recognition
  10:15 a.m. Sunday School Picnic and Bible Class
  5:00 p.m. Wyneken Athletic Banquet
  7:00 p.m. Women’s Bible Study
MONDAY   Items for June newsletter due in church office
  7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
TUESDAY 6:00 a.m. Early-bird Bible Class
THURSDAY 8:20 a.m.  Chapel @ Wyneken
  7:00 p.m. Ascension Day Worship Service

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

May 28 9:00 a.m. Worship Service
May 30 6:00 a.m. Early-bird Bible Class
  8:30 a.m.  Wyneken awards
  10:00 a.m. Wyneken closing chapel
    (School will dismiss at 11 a.m.)
  7:00 p.m. 8th grade graduation at Bingen
June 3 8:00 a.m. School cleaning
  5:30 p.m.

Thieme/Franz Wedding (at Union)

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