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.   If you are communing, please take a moment to complete a communion registration card.  Cards can 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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Pentecost 2
June 18, 2006

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Order of Service

Page 15

The Hymns

TLH #228; #364; #304; #328; #348; #659

The Readings

The Sabbath Day Law

Deuteronomy 5:12-15 The Sabbath is to be kept holy
2 Corinthians 4:5-12 The light of life

Mark 2:23-28

Jesus—interpretation of the Sabbath

Sermon

“You deserve a break today!”  -  Deuteronomy 5:14

1.       Rest for the body – recreation

2.       Rest for the mind – reading

3.       Rest for the soul – reverence/religion)

The Acolyte

Allison Hormann

+  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 Deacons or Pastor Dahling. 

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Ashtyn Freimuth, Wally Bultemeier, Lindsay Berning, P.J. DeKoninck, Kolton Everett, Jessica P. Linnemeier, Michael Blomenberg, Cassie Hudson, Andy Buuck, Ryan Hockemeyer, Scott Hormann, Christian Lehman, Megan Selking, and Candace Sielschott.  May our loving Savior direct, bless, and guide their lives.

Anniversaries greetings go out to Tom & Marvene Buuck who will celebrate their 53rd anniversary on Tuesday, June 20.  We pray that the Lord continues to be at the heart of their home and bestow His many blessings upon them.

The flowers on the altar are to the glory of God and in loving memory of Cliff & Margaret Kiefer, placed in church by their children and grandchildren.

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 Cindy Scherer, who was killed in a traffic accident early Sunday morning and was given Christian burial last Wednesday.  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.

On this Father’s Day, we remember all the men in our lives who have helped guide and direct our daily lives.  We thank our fathers, uncles, brothers, etc., and wish them God’s blessings.

Included in this morning’s bulletin is our weekly study guide, “Time in the Word.”  This week’s theme is “The Facts about Sin.”  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 this morning.  We pray for the safety in travel for those attending this convention in South Bend, Indiana as well as for the success of the convention.

Board of Stewardship’s Food for Thought“For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, so that you through His poverty might become rich” (2 Corinthians 8:9).  Without question, Jesus is the Chief Steward.  None can compare to His example of selflessness and giving.  He laid aside His rights as Son of God in order to be the Son of Man.  He was willing to endure ignominious death on the cross so that we could be rescued from sin, death, and the power of the devil.  He taught us to think and live a new way—as servants who are available to serve, not to be served.

There will be open meetings following the worship services this morning and next Sunday, 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 and evening so why not invite your neighbors and friends to join us.  Hope everyone 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.

LWML members are reminded that reservations for the complimentary luncheon at Lutheran Home on Wednesday, July 12, are due to Ann Crosby by the 5th.  If there’s time between the end of our meeting and the luncheon, there will be an opportunity to tour one of the apartments at Concord Village.  Following the luncheon, a tour of the new Children’s Village will be given.    Remember, the meeting begins at 11 a.m. with the lunch to be served at 11:45 a.m.  It’s hoped that many members will be able to attend.

The men’s softball team has two games this week.  Today, Ossian will be the opponent at 3 p.m. with Fuelling, the opponent, at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 20.  Both games are at Hoagland.  If you enjoying playing softball, why not consider becoming part of this team.

Don’t forget to check out our website, www.zionfriedheim.org.  See what happens when you put the mouse over the graduates’ picture!  Again, thanks to Marv Drier for updating and maintaining our site.  It is appreciated!!

Have you remembered your “Prayer Partner” lately?

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 321; Monday Evening Bible Class - 6 Early-bird Bible Class – 12

OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Last Week’s

Weekly Budget

+/- for the Week

+/- for the Year

Home Purpose

     
$4,866.81

$6,418.94

-$1,552.13

-$37,138.55

Missions

     

$298.00

$423.08

-$125.08

-$1,475.24

Wyneken News

Janine Albert has accepted the call to be the Pre-K teacher at Wyneken.  Jean Timm has also accepted her call.  We pray that the Lord will bless them as they teach the lambs of God’s flock.

Don’t forget to use SCRIP over the summer months.  You may wish to see what hotels, motels, and airlines are SCRIP vendors when planning your summer vacation.  And, of course, SCRIP can always help you with your everyday needs—groceries, gasoline, etc.  This morning you can see Bev Jenkins to get your SCRIP.  You can E-mail Kim Weiland at kimw@sgiinc.com and place your SCRIP order.

Enjoy Nelson’s port-a-pit chicken and ribs today.  There are some “extras” available this morning.  Serving will begin following the worship service 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:  The books will be audited on Thursday, July 6, at 6:30 p.m. at Wyneken; 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 at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 31; Registration Day – Tuesday, August 8; Opening Day – Monday, August 21 (half day).

Sporting News

There will be no basketball or volleyball this week because of the work being done on the gym floor.  Basketball open gym will resume on June 25; volleyball on the 26th.

THIS WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

TODAY

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
  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
WEDNESDAY All Day Tabea Society Extra Quilting
THURSDAY   Newsletter articles due in church office
FRIDAY-SUNDAY   LWML Convention in South Bend

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

June 25

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service
   

Open Meeting after worship service

    LYF to Lutheran Home
  6:00 p.m. Open gym
  7:00 p.m. Women’s Bible Study
June 26 7:00 p.m. Monday Night Bible Class
June 27

6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class

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

Dad’s Greatest Job

I may never be as clever as my neighbors down the street,
I may never be as wealthy as some other men I meet;
I may never have the glory that some other men have had,
But I’ve got to be successful as a little fellow’s dad.

There are certain dreams I cherish that I’d like to see come true.
There are things I would accomplish ere my working time is through;
But the task my heart is set on is to guide a little lad
And to make myself successful as that little fellow’s dad.

I may never get earth’s glory; I may never gather gold.
Men may count me as a failure when my business life is told;
But if he who follows after is a Christian, I’ll be glad,
For I‘ll know I’ve been successful as a little fellow’s dad.

Source:  Heart Blessings, Choice Books, c. 1976, compiled by Dale Crowley, p. 154.