Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

We welcome you to this worship celebration as we join together to rejoice in the gift of the Holy Spirit, God’s continuing presence in the world.  We pray that the fire of God’s Spirit will fall afresh on all of us gathered this day of Pentecost, strengthening us in our witness as a Christian community.  If you are visiting us this morning, please take a moment to sign one of our guest registries, which are located in either entranceway of the church.  If you are communing with us this today, please complete a communion registration card.  The cards can also be found in either entranceway of the church and may be given to one of the Deacons or placed in the offering plate.  Please worship with us again soon.

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+ In Nomine Jesu +

Pentecost Sunday
June 4, 2006

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Ringing of the Church Bell  
       
The Opening Hymn “We Now Implore God the Holy Ghost” TLH #231
       
The Invocation    

P:

In the Name of the Father, (+) and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

C:

AMEN.

   

 

 

   

P:

Father, we thank You for all Your good gifts.  Your Son offers to us the water of new life, a well-spring that never runs dry.  Your Spirit offers us the fire of dedicated discipleship, a flame that never dies.  We are a weak and forgetful people.  Replenish our joy from the well-spring of new life!  Rekindle our dedication with the flame of the Holy Spirit.

C:

COME HOLY SPIRIT, COME.

   

 

 

   

P:

Let us humble ourselves before the throne of Almighty God, confess our sins, and implore His forgiveness.

C:

ALMIGHTY AND MOST MERCIFUL FATHER, WE HAVE ERRED AND STRAYED FROM THY WAYS LIKE LOST SHEEP.  WE HAVE FOLLOWED TOO MUCH THE DEVICES AND DESIRES OF OUR OWN HEARTS.  WE HAVE OFFENDED AGAINST THY HOLY LAWS.  WE HAVE LEFT UNDONE THOSE THINGS WHICH WE OUGHT TO HAVE DONE; AND WE HAVE DONE THOSE THINGS WHICH WE OUGHT NOT TO HAVE DONE; AND THERE IS NO HEALTH IN US.  BUT THOU, O LORD, HAVE MERCY UPON US, MISERABLE OFFENDERS.  SPARE THOU THOSE, O GOD, WHO CONFESS THEIR SINS.  RESTORE THOSE WHO ARE PENITENT; ACCORDING TO THY PROMISE DECLARED UNTO MANKIND, IN CHRIST JESUS OUR LORD.  AND GRANT, O MERCIFUL FATHER, FOR HIS SAKE, THAT WE MAY HERAFTER LIVE A GODLY, RIGHTEOUS, AND SOBER LIFE, TO THE GLORY OF THY HOLY NAME.  AMEN.

 

 

   

P:

Come, receive His Holy Spirit, which cleanses, heals, and empowers each of us to new life.  Wake up afresh, for God has come alive in you.  You have been forgiven!  In the Name of the Father, (+) and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

C:

AMEN.

   
       
The Readings  The Spirit Gives Life  
  Ezekiel 37:1-14 The Spirit, through he Word, raised the dead
  Acts 2:1-21 The Spirit gives power to witness
  John 7:27-39a  The Spirit produces living water in believers
       
The Confession of Faith (The Explanation of the Third Article)  
I BELIEVE THAT I CANNOT BY MY OWN REASON OR STRENGTH BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST, MY LORD, OR COME TO HIM; BUT THE HOLY GHOST HAS CALLED ME BY THE GOSPEL, ENLIGHTENED ME WITH HIS GIFTS, SANCITFIED, AND KEPT ME IN THE TRUE FAITH; EVEN AS HE CALLS, GATHERS, ENLIGHTENS AND SANCTIFIES THE WHOLE CHRISTIAN CHURCH ON EARTH, AND KEEPS IT WITH JESUS CHRIST IN THE ONE TRUE FAITH; IN WHICH CHRISTIAN CHURCH HE DAILY AND RICHLY FORGIVES ALL SINS TO ME AND ALL BELIEVERS, AND WILL AT THE LAST DAY RAISE UP ME AND ALL THE DEAD, AND GIVE UNTO ME AND ALL BELIEVERS IN CHRIST ETERNAL LIFE.  THIS IS MOST CERTAINLY TRUE!
       
The Sermon Hymn “Come, Holy Ghost, God and Lord!” TLH #224
       
The Sermon    “Come Holy Spirit!” – Acts 2
    The source of the Spirit…
1.      flows from Christ
2.       to the believer.
       
The Gathering of the Morning Offerings    
       
The Prayers of the People of God at Friedheim    
       
The Lord’s Prayer    
       
The Communion Prayer    
       
The Words of Institution and Distribution    
       
The Distribution Hymns    
    “Draw Nigh and Take the Body of the Lord” TLH #307
    “Let Songs of Praises Fill the Sky” TLH #232
    “Holy Spirit, Hear Us” TLH #229
       
The Post-Communion Collect    
       
The Benediction    

P:

God ignites the flame of love in our souls with the sacred Fire of His Holy Spirit.  Go now, and ignite the flame of love in the lives of your fellowmen.  In the Name of the Father, (+) and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

C:

AMEN, AMEN, AMEN (to be sung)

   
       
The Closing Hymn “Holy Spirit, God of Love” TLH #230
       
The Acolyte   Allison Hormann

+  Soli Deo Gloria  +

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Daniel Linnemeier, Mike Selking, Sam Baumann, Denise Conrad, Chase McAllister, Devin Sielschott, Joe Gorman, Jessica Linnemeier (Mrs. Ryan), Kevin Schultz, Kim Fuhrmann (Mrs. Lynn), Cindy Krueckeberg, and Glenn Buuck.  May our loving Savior direct, bless, and guide their lives.

We rejoice with Amber Thieme (one of our Wyneken 8th grade teachers) and Darin Franz (Richard & Margaret Buuck’s grandson) who were married yesterday evening at Immanuel Lutheran Church (Union Township).  We pray that the Lord will bless this couple as they begin their life together.

Anniversaries greetings go out to Delmar & Joyce Heckman who will celebrate their 57th anniversary tomorrow, June 5.  We pray that the Lord continues to be at the heart of their home and bestow His many blessings upon them.

We rejoice with Jeff & Tricia (Bultemeyer) Ripley on the birth of their first child, a daughter, Lili Mo nėt, on Friday, May 26.  We pray that the Good Shepherd keep an ever-watchful eye on this most precious of His lambs.

May the Great Physician grant health and strength to all who are in need of His healing hand.  We remember in our prayers Willis Conrad who underwent surgery this past Friday, Dean Wass who has returned home, Hubert Fuelling, and Sandy Franz.

Included in this morning’s bulletin is our weekly study guide, “Time in the Word.”  This week’s theme is “One God in Three Persons.”  Vicar Jeff Keuning, who is serving at Peace, Berne, wrote this month’s study guides.  

The Thursday morning LWML Bible class will begin meeting on their summer schedule (monthly instead of weekly).  They will meet at the home of Adele Blomenberg on Thursday, June 8, at 9 a.m. 

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. 

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? 

The LYF will have a short meeting in the Parish Hall today following the worship service.  Our July outing needs to be discussed as well as who will take over as officers for our group since all our current officers will be graduating this month.

Board of Stewardship’s Food for Thought: The night of Jesus’ Last Supper with His disciples, He rose from the table, got a basin of water, and proceeded to wash His disciples’ feet.  They were embarrassed, for this was the task of a servant, not their Lord.  But He insisted.  We stewards must ask ourselves if we, too, are willing to do the lowly, the distasteful, the unappreciated, even the misunderstood in order to fulfill Christ’s command, “Feed My sheep.” (John 21:17).

The congregation is invited to attend the installation service for Rev. Ralph Sielaff.  He will be installed as Faith Lutheran Church’s pastor at 2 p.m. this afternoon.  Faith is located in Roanoke.  May the Lord bless Rev. Sielaff and the congregation at Faith.

Council Members:  The minutes from the May 2 Council meeting are in your slots in either entranceway of the church.  You may pick them up following the worship service this morning.  The next Council meeting is Tuesday, June 6, at 8 p.m.

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, all items need to be in church by June 18.

There will be open meetings following the worship services on June 18 and June 25.  These meetings are to last no more than 30 minutes and are for information-gathering purposes only.  The Planning Committee would like some direction.  What improvements/changes do you feel are needed?  Your input is wanted and appreciated.

The men’s softball team has two games this week.  Today they will face Soest at 4:30 p.m. and on Tuesday they will play Union at 7 p.m.  Both games are at Hoagland.

Friedheim members of the Thrivent “team” for the Relay for Life are asking for your support.  They will have a table outside the front of church this morning (in the basement in case of inclement weather) as well as next Sunday, June 11, where you can purchase homemade noodles ($3 for a one-pound bag), make a donation, purchase a luminary in tribute of someone who has been touched by cancer, or volunteer to work at the Thrivent supper on June 16 or donate food for the supper that night.  Items needed are hot dogs, desserts, and someone or somebodies willing to make a roaster of German potato salad (the recipe will be provided).  Any money collected by the “team” will be matched by Thrivent.  Thanks for the support of this project.

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.  The $3 tickets have all been sold, but there is an order form available to get tickets at $6.  If you have questions, please contact Leesa Heckman at 724-4340. 

The Lutheran Home Auxiliary is sponsoring a chicken barbecue this Friday, June 9, with serving from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and carry-outs available beginning at 3 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.

Dear Friedheim Members,

            I would like to thank Pastor Dahling for his visits and prayers and also thank you for the cards, well wishes, visits, and prayers during my recent hospitalization.  God’s blessings to all.

                                                Dean Wass

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 170; Early-bird Bible Class – 12

OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Last Week’s

Weekly Budget

+/- for the Week

+/- for the Year

Home Purpose

     
$3,339.25

$6,418.94

-$3,079.69

-$33,562.08

Missions

     

$150.00

$423.08

-$273.08

-$1,367.08

Wyneken News

The faculty and staff of Wyneken would like to wish all the students a fun, enjoyable, and Christ-filled summer and look forward to seeing them again on August 21, the first day of school! 

The Wyneken School Board has extended a call to Janine Albert to be the Pre-K teacher.  We pray that the Lord will guide her as she contemplates this call.

The date has been extended to Thursday, June 15, to complete the online survey requested by the Lutheran Foundation.  As of May 15, only 44 of Wyneken’s 130 families have completed the survey.  If you have not yet completed the survey, please take a moment to complete it now.  The link to the survey is http://surveys.truenorthsa.com.  You then need to enter Wyneken’s six-digit code (474346), which is both the User ID and the Password.  If you don’t have access to the Internet, a paper copy can be picked up from the school office or you may come to school and use one of the Wyneken computers.  If you have any questions, please contact Lowell Timm (639-6177).

Don’t forget to use SCRIP over the summer months.  Think SCRIP for your everyday needs as well as those special occasions—graduations, weddings, showers, and, of course, those summer vacation plans.  You can purchase SCRIP on Sunday mornings from Kim Weiland, Friedheim’s SCRIP representative.  You can also E-mail Kim at kimw@sgiinc.com and place your order.

Nelson’s port-a-pit chicken and ribs will be available for Father’s Day, June 18.  Pre-sale tickets are $5 for ½ chicken and $6 for ½ slab of ribs and are available from any Wyneken 8th grader.  Friedheim’s 8th graders are Brittany Franke, Ashtyn Freimuth, Matt Gorman, Allison Hormann, Jessica Linnemeier, Derek Schultz, and Alex Weiland.  By purchasing the tickets pre-sale, you not only ensure yourself of getting that great food, but it helps the class order the needed amount.  There will be some “extras” available on the 18th.  Serving will be from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  (However, serving will stop at 11:30 a.m. at Friedheim.  You may go to Bingen to pick up your food after 11:30 a.m.).  Again, your support of the class is so appreciated.

Enrollment in Wyneken’s 3-year-old and 4-year-old preschool is in progress.  The 3-year olds meet on Tuesday and Thursday mornings and the 4-year olds meet on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings.  Classes meet from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for both groups.  If you know of anyone who might be interested in this program, please have them contact the school office at 639-6177.

During the summer months, the school office will only be open in the mornings (9 a.m. to noon).

Dates to keep in mind:  Registration information to be mailed mid-July; Reports to be included in Wyneken’s Annual Report to the Association need to be in the school office by Monday, July 17; Annual Association Meeting will be held on Monday, July 31; Registration Day – Tuesday, August 8; Opening Day – Monday, August 21 (half day).

Sporting News

Allison Hormann’s name was inadvertently omitted from the list of students recognized at the recent athletic banquet.  Allison received the Attitude & Hustle Award for volleyball.

Basketball open gym will be held on Sunday evenings (6 p.m. to 8 p.m.) at Wyneken.  There will be no open gym on holiday weekends.

THIS WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

TODAY

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion
  10:00 a.m. LYF Meeting (Parish Hall)
  2:00 p.m.

Installation of Rev. Sielaff @ Faith

  4:30 p.m. Men’s Softball @ Hoagland (Soest)
  6:00 p.m. Open gym @ Wyneken
  7:00 p.m. Women’s Bible Study
MONDAY 7:00 p.m. Monday Night Bible Class
TUESDAY

6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class
  7:00 p.m. Men’s Softball @ Hoagland (Union)
  7:00 p.m. Elders’ Meeting
  7:30 p.m. Trustees’ Meeting
  8:00 p.m. Council Meeting
WEDNESDAY All Day Tabea Society
THURSDAY 8:00 a.m.  Thrivent Meeting @ Adams Memorial
  9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class @ Adele Blomenberg’s
  7:00 p.m. Wyneken School Board
FRIDAY 4:00 p.m. Lutheran Home Auxiliary’s Chicken BBQ

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

June 11

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service (Senior Recognition)
  6:00 p.m. Open gym
  7:00 p.m. Women’s Bible Study
June 12 7:00 p.m. Monday Night Bible Class
June 13 6:00 a.m. Early-bird Bible Class
June 16 4:00 p.m.  Relay for Life Supper
  6:00 p.m. Walk begins @ Bellmont Middle School
June 17 Noon Relay for Life walk concludes

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