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 5
July 9, 2006

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Order of Service

Page 32

The Hymns

TLH #540; #649; #370

The Readings

The Creature & the Creator
Job 38:1-11 Absence of creatures at earth’s creation
2 Corinthians 5:14-21 The new creature created in Christ

Mark 4:35-4

Creatures in awe of Jesus’ authority over the creation

Sermon

“What God’s greatness says about you” – Job 38:1-11

1.       We see a human as temporal (v. 4).

2.       We see a human as finite (v. 5).

3.       We see a human as powerless (vv. 8-11).

The Acolyte

Brandon Bergdall

+  Soli Deo Gloria  +

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Angie Lichtle, Kent Stoppenhagen, Brandon Buuck, Dawn Buuck, Nathan Buuck, Kari Heckman, Trisha Hockemeyer, Lucas Strickler, Jill Blomenberg, and Abrielle Maxine Hudson (her first!).  May our loving Savior direct, bless, and guide their lives.

We rejoice with Joshua & Nikole (Neely) Melcher whose son, Jax August, was baptized yesterday afternoon.  Ryan & Jessica Melcher served as godparents.  Jax is the great-grandson of Jim & Ann Crosby and was born on October 28, 2005.  Jax’s mom, Nikole, was also baptized.  We pray that our Good Shepherd will keep an ever-watchful eye on this most precious of His lambs and will bless the Melcher family.

We extend a hand of Christian comfort to the friends and family of Sandy Franz, Marvin & Waldo Conrad’s niece, who was called to be with her Lord on Friday, June 30, and was given Christian burial on Thursday, July 6.  May our Loving Savior be with those who mourn, reminding them of that great day when all will be reunited in heaven.

May the Great Physician grant health and strength to all who are in need of His healing hand.  We remember in our prayers Irene Bultemeier who is recovering from a broken hip at Adams Memorial Hospital and Jared Ehlerding, son of Darrell & Kim Ehlerding (our Wyneken custodians), who has returned home.

The flowers on the altar are to the glory of God and in honor of Pastor and Tammy’s 25th wedding anniversary this Tuesday, July 11.  The congregation wishes to thank the Dahling’s for every blessing that they have been (and continue to be) to us here at Friedheim and pray that the Lord will bless them and their family.

Included in this morning’s bulletin is our weekly study guide, “Time in the Word.”  This week’s theme is “God Loves You!”    

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? 

Kyle Wright, one of our former fieldworkers, will be ordained and installed at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Hamlet, Indiana next Sunday, July 16.  Pastor Dahling will be participating in the service, which begins at 3 p.m.  If you would like to send a card of congratulations, you may reach Kyle (and Keri) through the church:  St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 6 W. Indiana, Hamlet, IN  46532.  We pray the Lord’s blessings upon Kyle as he begins his ministry and to the congregation at St. Matthew’s.

Board of Stewardship’s Food for Thought – Our heavenly Father wants us to be conformed into the likeness of His Son.  Jesus lived an unselfish life.  We, on the other hand, are by nature selfish people.  Through the working of the Holy Spirit, however, we are transformed into giving people.  Rather than hoarding our money and keeping it only for ourselves, we give willingly which reflects a more Christ-like character.  God changes us from people who take into people who give.  It is Christ’s love within us that compels us to give (2 Corinthians 5:14).  As we give, we receive the joy that comes from giving.

It’s not too early to be thinking of Rally Day (September 10).  Two (or possibly three) teachers are needed to complete our staff for next fall.  Someone is needed to share teaching in the 7th & 8th grade class and a teacher is needed for the 3rd & 4th grade class.  Perhaps, two people would like to share this position, alternating Sundays or months (whatever works best).  Please contact Kim Weiland, Tina Geels, or Pastor Dahling if you would be willing to help out with our Sunday School program.

The men’s softball team has two games this week. On Tuesday, July 11, Union will be the opponent at 8:30 p.m. On Thursday, July 13, they will face Bingen at 7 p.m.  Both games are being played at Hoagland. 

LWML Members:  Don’t forget about our quarterly meeting, which will be held at Concord Village this Wednesday, July 12.   For those who wish to carpool, we’ll be leaving from the church parking lot at 10:20 a.m.  Otherwise, we’ll see you at Concord Village.  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.    You may bring your mites with you to the meeting (envelopes can be found in either entranceway of the church) or you may bring them to church on any Sunday.  Remember, the meeting begins at 11 a.m. with the lunch to be served at 11:45 a.m. 

Members are reminded that our July Quarterly Voters’ Meeting will be held following the worship service this morning.  Please remain to hear the reports from our various boards and committees. 

The LYF has two more activities for this month.  Sunday, July 16, the LYF will meet at the home of Kent & Shelly Kiefer for a cookout, swimming, and other activities, beginning at 4 p.m.  Members are asked to bring along a swimsuit.  On the 16th, we will elect officers for the next program year as well as wish the Class of 2006 good luck in college and initiate the Class of 2010.  On the 16th, final plans will also be made for the trip to Cedar Point on Wednesday, July 19.  Hope to see everyone on the 16th!

Confirmation group pictures have been placed 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.    

Take a moment to look at the flier included in this morning’s bulletin.  Lutheran Home/Concord Village is again sponsoring an ice cream social as part of the Three Rivers Festival.  Activities begin at 12:30 p.m. and continue until 3:30 p.m. 

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.  Early Bird volunteer registration deadline is today.  Early Birds are eligible for a drawing of $250 worth of gift certificates.  The final volunteer registration deadline is Monday, July 31.  For more information or to register to volunteer, visit www.lutheransonline.com/rfo270.

“Lutheran Men of Song” will participate in the 11 a.m. worship service at Camp Lutherhaven before its chicken dinner scheduled for noon.  Come and worship with them in the open-air pavilion on Sunday, July 23, at this annual fellowship and fundraiser for Camp Lutherhaven.  Meals will be $7 for adults and $5 for children and will be available at the door.  Call 260-636-7101 or e-mail the camp at camp@lutherhaven.org for more information.  Thank you for supporting your camp! 

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 221 with 153 receiving Holy Communion

OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Last Week’s

Weekly Budget

+/- for the Week

+/- for the Year

Home Purpose

     
$4,484.78

$6,418.94

-$1,934.16 -$31,649.44

Missions

     

$690.00

$423.08

+$266.92 -$1,794.48

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.  You are probably beginning to look at those great summer sales and purchasing clothes and other supplies.  Are some of the stores you usually purchase items from also a SCRIP vendor?  If so, why not consider buying some SCRIP before making that shopping trip?  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.  (Next Sunday, July 16, Bev Jenkins will again be selling SCRIP for Kim.)

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

All audit information, church reports, and committee reports (Childcare, Hot Lunch, PTL, Band, and Athletic Boosters) are to be in the school office no later than Monday, July 17, if they are to be included in the Annual Association Report.

The Class of 2007 wishes to thank all those who purchased flowers from them this spring.  The official numbers are in and the class made $3,679.50 from the sales.  This was a great way to start our fundraising and we really appreciate the congregation’s support.  Everyone is looking forward to the DC trip next spring.

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 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 is held on Sunday evenings at 6 p.m.; three-on-three volleyball on Monday nights.

THIS WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

TODAY

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service
  10:00 a.m.

Quarterly Voters’ Meeting

  12:30 p.m. Ice Cream Social @ 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
  8:30 p.m. Men’s softball @ Hoagland (Union)
WEDNESDAY 11:00 a.m.

LWML Meeting @ Concord Village
(Lunch at 11:45 a.m. – tour of Children’s Village to follow)

THURSDAY 8:00 a.m.

Thrivent Meeting @ Adams Memorial 

  9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class @ Marlene Conrad’s
  7:00 p.m. Wyneken School Board
  7:00 p.m. Men’s softball @ Hoagland (Bingen)

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

July 16

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion
   

(Door Collection for Lutheran Social Services)

  3:00 p.m. Wright Ordination/Installation
  4:00 p.m. LYF @ Kiefer’s
  6:00 p.m. Open gym
  7:00 p.m. Women’s Bible Study
July 17 7:00 p.m. Monday Night Bible Class
July 18 6:00 a.m. Early Bird Bible Class
  8:30 p.m. Men’s softball @ Hoagland (Union)
July 19 All Day  Tabea extra quilting
  All Day  LYF to Cedar Point
July 20   Items for August Newsletter needed in church office
  8:30 p.m. Men’s softball @ Hoagland (Flatrock)

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