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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Pentecost 3
June 25, 2006

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Order of Service

Page 32

The Hymns

TLH #27; #360; #391

The Readings

The Facts about Sin

Genesis 3:9-15 Humans are accountable to God for sin
2 Corinthians 4:13-18 Victory over sin through grace

Mark 3:20-30

The sin which cannot be forgiven

Sermon

“The Sweet Smell of Sacrifice!”  - Ephesians 4:30 – 5:2

1.       The sweet smell of Jesus’ sacrificial love for us pleases God.

2.       The sweet smell of our sacrificial love for each other pleases God.

The Acolyte

Ashtyn Freimuth

+  Soli Deo Gloria  +

We thank Emil Woerner, one of our fieldworkers, for delivering this morning’s sermon.  We pray that the Lord will bless and guide him as he continues his path to the ministry.

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Brandon Bergdall, Bruce Bultemeier, Roger Buuck, Linda McAllister, Larry Hitzfield, and Payton Lengerich.  May our loving Savior direct, bless, and guide their lives.

We welcome Paul Ruble to communicant membership here at Friedheim.  He has transferred into our congregation from Immanuel (Union Township).  We pray the Lord’s blessings be upon him and his family.

The flowers on the altar are to the glory of God and in loving memory of Alex Andrew Hormann placed in church by his family.

May the Great Physician grant health and strength to all who are in need of His healing hand.  We remember in our prayers Jared Ehlerding, son of Darrell & Kim Ehlerding (our Wyneken custodians), who is scheduled for surgery at Riley this week and Sandy Franz.

Included in this morning’s bulletin is our weekly study guide, “Time in the Word.”  This week’s theme is “The Growth of God’s Kingdom.”  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? 

There will be open meeting following the worship services this morning.  This meeting is to last no more than 30 minutes and is 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 this morning.  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.

Council Members:  The minutes of the June 6 Council Meeting are in your slots in the entranceway of the church.  Please note that the next Council Meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 5, at 8 p.m. in the church basement.  The meeting date was changed due to the 4th of July holiday.

A Note from our Treasurer:  By the grace of God, and the faithful giving of our members, we are current in all our financial obligations at this time.  We are current with Wyneken through June and all financial bills are paid up.  We are slightly behind in Missions giving at this time, so please consider additional financial giving in this area.  In past years, we have had to borrow money at the end of June to remain current with Wyneken.  Through the wise use of the Thrivent GivingPlus program, we have received almost $14,000 from Thrivent Financial in 2006.  The Finance Committee thanks you for your generous giving and support of the work of Friedheim and our Wyneken school!

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 one game this week. Decatur will be the opponent at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 27, at Hoagland. 

Members are reminded that our next Quarterly Voters’ Meeting will be held following the worship service on Sunday, July 9.  Financial reports need to be to the church office by 8 a.m. on Friday, July 7. 

Confirmation group pictures are being placed on the website.  Copies of these group pictures from 1971 to present are being scanned now and  placed in the archives on the website.  It would be great to have earlier years also represented.  If you would be willing to loan your group picture for it to be scanned, it would be appreciated.  Anything prior to 1971 is needed with the exception of the Classes of 1967 and 1969.  It would also be a great help to have the names of the members of the class, too.  You may contact Marv Drier.  Thanks for your help with this project.    

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans is once again supporting this year’s Indianapolis Air Show to be held on August 26 & 27 by recruiting nearly 1,000 volunteers and providing over $100,000 to benefit Riley Hospital for Children.  Last year’s event raised a record of $350,000.  Today is Indianapolis Air Show Awareness Sunday.  Two important dates in July are July 9, Early Bird volunteer registration deadline (Early Birds are eligible for a drawing of $250 worth of gift certificates), and July 31, the final volunteer registration deadline.  For more information or to register to volunteer, visit www.lutheransonline.com/rfo270.

Youth ushers for July will be Kyle Brodbeck and Shawn Kiess.

Jan Buuck and Cheryl Bultemeyer will be on Altar Guild for July.

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 228 with 170 receiving Holy Communion; Monday Evening Bible Class - 6; Early-bird Bible Class – 11

OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Last Week’s

Weekly Budget

+/- for the Week

+/- for the Year

Home Purpose

     
$2,632.61

$6,418.94

-$3,786.33

-$40,924.88

Missions

     

$160.00

$423.08

-$263.08

-$1,738.32

Wyneken News

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.  See Kim Weiland to purchase your SCRIP.  You can E-mail Kim at kimw@sgiinc.com and place your SCRIP order.

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

Response to the on-line survey requested by the Lutheran Foundation has continued to be slow and we have been given one more week to complete this survey.  Lutheran Foundation has been very generous with grants to help our school.  It would be much appreciated if as many families as possible complete this survey.  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).  (Please remember the school office is open only from 9 a.m. to noon in the summer.)

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

Basketball open gym resumes tonight at 6 p.m. Three-on-3 volleyball resumes on the 26th.

THIS WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

TODAY

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
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 at Hoagland (Decatur)

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

July 2

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion
  6:00 p.m. Open gym
  7:00 p.m. Women’s Bible Study
July 3 7:00 p.m. Monday Night Bible Class
July 5 7:00 p.m. Elders’ Meeting
  7:30 p.m. Trustees’ Meeting
  8:00 p.m. Council Meeting
  8:30 p.m. Men’s softball @ Hoagland (Soest)
July 8 4:00 p.m. Church picnic – hog roast

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

A Miracle from God’s Crayon Box

While riding in the car, 3-year-old Myranda saw a rainbow for the very first time.  She was extremely excited as the car topped the hill, giving a panoramic view of the entire rainbow glistening against the cloudy sky.  Her older sister asked her, “Who do you think made that rainbow?”

Without hesitation, Myranda answered, “God!”  Noticing a look of deep thought on her face, her mother awaited her next response.  Unfortunately, it came in the form of one of those dreaded questions 3-year–olds are fond of asking their parents, “How did God do that?”

Resisting the temptation to explain the molecular structure of a rainbow, the mother simply answered, “We don’t know for sure how God made it.”

With that absolute faith only a child can possess, Myranda replied, “Pwobwe
wis a quayon!”