Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

We welcome you to Friedheim.  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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Trinity Sunday
June 11, 2006

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Order of Service

Page 5

The Duet “Amazing Love”
“Friends”

The Hymns

TLH #301; #245; #541

The Readings

One God in Three Persons

Deuteronomy 6:4-9 Though in three persons, God is one – the Father

Romans 8:14-17

We are children of God – through the Spirit

John 3:1-17

Through the Trinity’s work, we have new birth – the Son

Sermon

“How many Gods do you have?”  - Deuteronomy 6:4-9

1.       What makes a god?

2.       What gods are available in our time?

3.       If God is your one God, you must love Him totally. (v. 6)

The Acolyte

Alex Weiland

+  Soli Deo Gloria  +

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Calvin Buuck, Leona Worth, Willis Conrad, Lin Gorman, and Kelly Stelow.  May our loving Savior direct, bless, and guide their lives.

Anniversaries greetings go out to Gene & Irene Kiess who will celebrate their 53rd anniversary on Friday, June 16.  We pray that the Lord continues to be at the heart of their home and bestow His many blessings upon them.

We welcome into church membership Lily Monét Ripley, daughter of Jeff & Tricia (Bultemeyer) Ripley, through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism.  Tim & Tonya Bobay are serving as her godparents.  May 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 Hubert Fuelling and Sandy Franz.

We remember in our prayers the friends and family of Gilbert Thieme, uncle of Jan Buuck and Cheryl Bultemeyer and brother-in-law of Jim & Ann Crosby, who was called to his heavenly home and given Christian burial last Monday.  May the God of all comfort be with those who mourn and remind them of that great day when they will be reunited in heaven.

The roses on the altar are to the glory of God and in honor of the Class of 2006.  We remember in our prayers Brittany Bergdall, Sara Blomenberg, Jon Buuck, Emily Conrad, Kari Heckman, Jon Kiefer, Jacob Lee, Daniel Linnemeier, Ashley Manley, Ben Moeller, Markie Mourey, Megan Selking, and Jacob Stoppenhagen as they have graduated (Adams Central and Heritage) or will graduate this afternoon (Bellmont).  Thrivent will be presenting members of this class a small gift this morning to commemorate this major achievement in their lives.  May the Lord continue to guide and bless them. 

We thank Tim Blomenberg and Ben Moeller for the duets this morning.  It is always a joy to hear them sing and enhance our worship service.  We appreciate your sharing this gift with us.

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

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? 

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.

The confirmation pictures have arrived and can be picked up in the sacristy following this morning’s worship service.

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.

Are you keeping Saturday, July 8, open on your calendar?  Why, do you ask?  It’s the church picnic!  Come out and enjoy a hog roast (supper is being served around 5 p.m.), ice cream sundae bar (provided by the LYF), activities for both children and adults that start at 4 p.m., and square dancing at 6 p.m.  Bill Werling will be calling the dance.  What do you need to bring?   You are asked to bring a dish to share (vegetable, salad, relish tray, etc.), and a table service for you and your family.  Drinks will be provided, unless you want pop, then you are asked to bring your own.  You might also want to bring some lawn chairs for your own comfort.  It should be a fun afternoon.  Hope you can make it!

LYF members are reminded that they will be assisting the residents of the Lutheran Home to their chapel services on Sunday, June 25.  Please meet at the Parish Hall at 9 a.m.  After the worship service, the youth are invited to the home of Dick & Donna Hileman for lunch.

The men’s softball team has two games this week.  On Monday, June 12, they will face Bingen at 8:30 p.m. and on Wednesday, June 14, they will play Flatrock at 7 p.m.  Next Sunday, June 18, Ossian will be the opponent at 3 p.m.  All games are at Hoagland.  If you enjoying playing softball, why not consider becoming part of this team.

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) 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.  Hot dogs are still needed.  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. 

Congratulations to Emily Conrad who will deliver Bellmont’s valedictorian address this afternoon and Jon Kiefer who was recently received the Mark Stevens Baseball Scholarship Award.  

I want to thank all the friends and members of Friedheim who sent cards, made phone calls of Christian concern, and stopped by to check on me and help me pass the time after my accident.  Especially thanks goes to Pastor Dahling for his prayers with us at the hospital and in preparation for surgery.  Thanks for all your prayers and God bless each of you.— Willis Conrad

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 235 with 170 receiving Holy Communion; Monday Evening Bible Class - 4; Early-bird Bible Class – 12

OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Last Week’s

Weekly Budget

+/- for the Week

+/- for the Year

Home Purpose

     
$4,394.60

$6,418.94

-$2,024.34

-$35,586.42

Missions

     

$440.00

$423.08

+$16.92

-$1,350.16

Wyneken News

The Wyneken Board of Education would like to thank Lowell Timm and Michelle Martin for the years of service in the teaching ministry.  Mr. Timm has 30 years of service, while Mrs. Martin has 20 years of service.  We thank God for their faithful years of service to the Lord and the precious lambs under their care.  May the Lord continue to bless them.

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.  You can still purchase pre-sale tickets this morning for only $5 for ½ chicken and $6 for ½ slab of ribs.  See 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 guarantee you will get that great food, but it helps the class order the needed amount.  There will be some “extras” available on the 18th.  Serving will start at 10 a.m. and continue until 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.

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

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 (Senior Recognition)
  6:00 p.m. Open gym
  7:00 p.m. Women’s Bible Study
MONDAY 7:00 p.m. Monday Night Bible Class
  8:30 p.m. Men’s softball vs. Bingen @ Hoagland
TUESDAY 6:00 a.m. Early-bird Bible Class
WEDNESDAY 7:00 p.m. Men’s softball vs. Flatrock @ Hoagland
THURSDAY   Surveys for Wyneken need to be completed
FRIDAY 4:00 p.m.  Relay for Life Supper @ Bellmont Middle School
  6:00 p.m. Walk begins @ Bellmont Middle School
SATURDAY Noon Relay for Life walk concludes

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

June 18

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion
   

Open Meeting after worship service

   

Ingathering items for convention due

  10:15 a.m. Nelson’s port-a-pit
  3:00 p.m. Men’s softball vs. Ossian @ Hoagland
  6:00 p.m. Open gym
  7:00 p.m. Women’s Bible Study
June 19 7:00 p.m. Monday Night Bible Class
June 20

6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class
June 21 All Day Tabea Society Extra Quilting
June 22   Newsletter articles due in church office
June 23-25   LWML Convention in South Bend

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

A Definition of Graduation

Going forward
Ready to
Accept God’s will;
Determined to
Understand His Word;
Alert to
Temptations;
Interested in
Others
Never forgetting that Christ is my helper.

Source:      Clip-Art Features for Church Newsletters 5, Baker Book House, George W. Knight, compiler, c. 1989, p. 79.