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 7
July 23, 2006

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Order of Service

Page 5

The Hymns

TLH #5; #435; #345

The Readings

Obstacles to Ministry

Ezekiel 2:2-5 The rebelliousness of God’s people
2 Corinthians 12:7-10  The handicap of the preacher

Mark 6:1-6

The rejection by one’s own people

Sermon

“Is Jesus a failure?” – Mark 6:1-6

Did Jesus fail?

1.       Failed to gain the people’s understanding (vv. 2-3)

2.       Failed to win the people’s faith in Him (v. 6)

3.       Failed to do them good (v. 5)

The Acolyte

Matt Gorman

+  Soli Deo Gloria  +

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Beth Heimann, Sean Sielschott, Lucas Bobay, Jordan Buuck, Kevin Conrad, Logan Anthony Linnemeier (his first!), Mike Conrad, Erica Everett, Trevor Baumann, Ted Blomenberg, Becca Evans, Deb Gallmeyer, and Mike Miller.  May our loving Savior direct, bless, and guide their lives.

We welcome Joseph Ruble to the Friedheim family.  He has transferred to us from Immanuel Lutheran Church.  May the Lord bless Joe and his wife, Becky.  Joe and his brother, Paul, who also recently transferred to us from Immanuel, are the grandsons of Tom & Marvene Buuck.

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.  Alma Keidel and Roz Schamerloh have both returned home following their hospital stays.

The flowers on the altar are to the glory of God and in honor of the 50th wedding anniversary of Al & Shirley Hormann this past Friday, July 21.  Their children, grandchildren, and great granddaughter wish to express their love and admiration.  May the Lord continue to bless this family.

Her classmates in loving memory of Candice Shannon placed the roses in church this morning.

We remember in our prayers Kristie Werling and Brian Schlemmer who will be married this Saturday at Friedheim.  May our Heavenly Father bless this couple as they begin their life together.

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 “Sent to Serve.”    

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? 

Board of Stewardship’s Food for Thought – The love of material things is epidemic in our society.  Unfortunately, as Christians we are not exempt from materialistic interests.  Peter Wehner wrote, “In pursuit of wealth and worldly pleasure, Christians have become virtually indistinguishable from the rest of the world.”  Jesus wards us as follows:  “What good will it be for a man if he gains the world, yet forfeits his soul?” (Matthew 16:26).  With God’s help, we can overcome the attraction and pull of money and material things so that God remains in control of our lives.

Council Members:  The minutes of the July 5 Council meeting are in your slots in either entranceway of the church.  The next Council meeting is Tuesday, August 1, in the church basement.

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 Tuesday, July 25, they will face Bethlehem at 7:00 p.m. at Hoagland. 

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.

Friedheim is in the midst of creating a new ministry called “Meals of Grace.”  The purpose of this ministry is to provide meals (casseroles, breads, desserts, etc.) to those in our congregation who, for a short time, are unable to take care of themselves.  These food items will be frozen, labeled, and dated.  They will then be given to those in need as needed.  “Meals of Grace” is looking for members who are willing to prepare an extra casserole (or whatever you have) to share with those in need in our congregation.  If you are interested in finding out more about this opportunity to share with our church family, please contact Kris Blomenberg (547-4673).

New Hope Lutheran Church in Ossian is having a senior citizen’s dinner and program on Thursday, August 3, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in their Fellowship Hall.  There will be a sing-a-long with Ed Higgins.  Margaret Wallace, from Aging and in-Home Services, will be the guest speaker.  A few-will offering will be taken to help defray the cost of the food.  Please call New Hope’s church office at 622-7954 by Monday, July 31, to place your reservation.

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.

Today is the Annual Chicken Dinner at Camp Lutherhaven.  This fellowship and fundraiser event will begin with a special outdoor worship that will begin at 11 a.m. with “Worship for Shut-ins” host, Don Leupke as guest speaker.  The dinner will be catered by Goeglein’s of Ft. Wayne and will be served beginning at noon.  Meals will be $7 for adults and $5 for children and will be available at the door.  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.

The community is invited to the grand re-opening, ribbon cutting, and open house at Pathways Adult Day Center, located in the former Partners in Care location at the corner of Grant Street & Mercer Avenue in Decatur.  The center provides socialization and activities for your loved one as well as giving a respite for the caregiver.  Come and meet the “Pathway Girls” at the open house on Tuesday, July 25, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.  Learn about free services at Pathways for a day by attending this event or calling 260-724-2145, extension 4227.  Sign up to win a Longenberger basket and more.  Amish pies and homemade bread will be served. 

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 189 with 129 receiving Holy Communion; Monday Evening Bible Class - 4; Early-bird Bible Class - 10

OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Last Week’s

Weekly Budget

+/- for the Week

+/- for the Year

Home Purpose

     
$3,104.43

$6,418.94

-$3,314.51

-$36,587.89

Missions

     

$140.00

$423.08

-$283.08

-$2,255.64

The Door Collection for Lutheran Social Services was $34.00.

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 for school.  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, our SCRIP representative, 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).

Reservations were mailed to all previously enrolled families this past week.  If you have not received one, please call the school office right away.

Dates to keep in mind:  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 videotape 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
  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 @ Hoagland (Bethlehem)
SATURDAY 5:30 p.m.

Werling/Schlemmer Wedding

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

July 30

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion
  1:30 p.m.

 Men’s softball vs. Fuelling

  6:00 p.m. Open gym
  7:00 p.m. Women’s Bible Study
July 31 7:00 p.m. Wyneken Association Meeting
August 1 6:00 a.m. Early Bird Bible Class
  7:00 p.m. Elders’ Meeting
  7:30 p.m. Trustees’ Meeting
  8:00 p.m. Council Meeting
August 2 All Day Tabea Society

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