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.  There are cards in either entranceway of the church.  These cards may be placed in the offering plate or given to one of the Deacons.  Please worship with us again soon.

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Pentecost 6
July 16, 2006

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Order of Service

Page 15

The Hymns

TLH #20; #396; #651; #652; #657; #50

The Readings

God Loves You!

Lamentations 3:22-33     Compassion for the bereft
2 Corinthians 8:1-9, 12-14 Help for the needy

Mark 5:21-24a

Mercy for the bereaved

Sermon

“A True Confession” – Mark 8:27-35

So what do you say about Jesus?

1.       Do you confess the crucified Christ?

2.       Do you confess Him by carrying your cross?

The Acolyte

Jessica Linnemeier

+  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 thank Emil Woerner, our fieldworker, for delivering this morning’s sermon meditation.  We pray that the Lord will continue to bless Emil and his family as he prepares for work in the ministry.

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Cindy Wass Evie Fuhrman, Shelli Spangler, Brandon Miller. Ben Miller, Randy Moellering, and Grace Buuck.  May our loving Savior direct, bless, and guide their lives.

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 Alma Keidel who is a patient at Lutheran Hospital.

We rejoice with Bradley & Christine (Schuller) Biggs on the birth of their son, Caleb Allen, on Thursday, July 13.  We pray that the Good Shepherd keep an ever-watchful eye on this most precious of His lambs.

The flowers on the altar are to the glory of God and in loving memory of Katie Marie Heckman and in honor of Drew & Kari Heckman placed in church by their parents, Jim & Ruth. With much love and pride.  May the Lord continue to bless this family.

We thank Cindy Houser for sharing her gift of music and playing the organ for us this morning as Sandy is on vacation.  May the Lord richly bless Cindy.

Included in this morning’s bulletin is our weekly study guide, “Time in the Word.”  This week’s theme is “Obstacles to Ministry.”    

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. 

There will be a door collection this morning to benefit Lutheran Social Services.

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 this afternoon at 3 p.m.  Pastor Dahling will be participating in the service.  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 – Jesus said, “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.  But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal” (Matthew 6:19-20).  For illustrative purposes, we could say that there is both a “Bank on Earth” and a “Bank in Heaven.”  We can make deposits in either bank.  The “Bank on Earth” accepts and keeps our money.  Our money will stay in this bank until we withdraw it or it’s taken away at death.  The “Bank in Heaven” receives our good deeds and works done in faith.  With the “Bank in Heaven,” we are investing for eternity.  Through faith, God empowers us to store up treasures in heaven.

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 one game this week.  On Thursday, July 20, they will face Flatrock at 8:30 p.m. at Hoagland. 

A heartfelt thank you goes out to all who helped out with the church picnic on the 8th.  The weather was beautiful, the food great, the music wonderful, the activities enjoyable, and the Christian fellowship priceless. 

The LYF has two more activities for this month.  This afternoon, at 4 p.m. they will meet at the home of Kent & Shelly Kiefer for a cookout, swimming, and other activities.  Members are asked to bring along a swimsuit.  Officers for the next program year as well as wishing the Class of 2006 good luck in college and initiating the Class of 2010 are on the agenda.  Final plans will also be made for the trip to Cedar Point on Wednesday, July 19.  Hope to see everyone this afternoon!

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.    

Any member who would like to receive the weekly bulletin, sermon, “Time in the Word, or the newsletter by e-mail, please forward your e-mail address to Pastor Dahling at zionfriedheim@decaturnet.com and he will send these items to you on a regular basis.  As college students begin to head back to campus, please forward this information on to Pastor.

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.  The final volunteer registration deadline is Monday, July 31.  For more information or to register to volunteer, visit www.lutheransonline.com/rfo270.

When was the last time you visited Camp Lutherhaven in Albion, Indiana?  You are invited to Camp Lutherhaven’s annual chicken dinner on Sunday, July 23.  The host of “Worship for Shut-ins,” Don Luepke, will be the guest speaker with “Lutheran Men of Song” sharing their ministry through music.  The worship will begin at 11 a.m. with the chicken dinner starting at noon.  Goeglein’s of Ft. Wayne will help cater the chicken dinner.  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! 

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans is sponsoring a retirement income program at DeBrand Fine Chocolates (10105 Auburn Park Drive, Ft. Wayne) on Thursday, August 10, at 6:30 p.m.  Dessert and beverages will be served with Joe Franklin as guest speaker.  Although there is no charge and no obligation for this program, seating is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Please call Erin Gladstone at 1-888-866-5060, extension 202, or e-mail her at erin.gladstone@thrivent.com as soon as possible to reserve a spot for you and your guest or if you have any questions.

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 240; 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

     
$4,795.00

$6,418.94

-$1,623.94

-$33,273.38

Missions

     

$245.00

$423.08

-$178.08

-$1,972.56

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.  Bev Jenkins will be selling SCRIP this morning.  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).

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.

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).

Did you by any chance record or video tape Wyneken’s spring music program?  Several individuals have asked for copies of the program.  If you taped any part (or all) of the program and are willing to lend the tape for copying purposes, please contact Leanne Busick at 724-7871.  Please leave a message on the answering machine if no one is there.  Thanks in advance for your assistance.

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 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
MONDAY 7:00 p.m. Monday Night Bible Class
TUESDAY 6:00 a.m. Early Bird Bible Class
WEDNESDAY All Day  Tabea extra quilting
  All Day  LYF to Cedar Point
THURSDAY   Items for August Newsletter needed in church office
  8:30 p.m. Men’s softball @ Hoagland (Flatrock)

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

July 23

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service
  6:00 p.m. Open gym
  7:00 p.m. Women’s Bible Study
July 24 7:00 p.m. Monday Night Bible Class
July 25 6:00 a.m. Early Bird Bible Class
  7:00 p.m. Men’s softball @ Hoagland (Bethlehem)
July 29 5:30 p.m.

Werling/Schlemmer Wedding

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