Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

We welcome you to Friedheim.  If you are communing with us this morning, please take a moment to complete a communion registration card.  Cards can be found in either entranceway of the church and once completed may be placed in the offering plate or given to one of the Deacons.  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 8
July 30, 2006

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Order of Service

Page 15

The Hymns

TLH #15; #507; #305; #360; #451

The Readings

Sent to Serve

Amos 7:10-15 God sent Amos to preach to Israel
Ephesians 1:3-14 God in Christ sends us to live to Him

Mark 6:7-13

Jesus sent the disciples to preach and heal

Sermon

“Your Calling in Christ” – Mark 6:7

As an ambassador of Christ, you are …

1.       called by Christ.

2.       authorized by Christ (witnessing to God’s love in Christ).

3.       sent by Christ (serving others in Christ’s name).

The Acolyte

Alex Weiland

+  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—Frank Buuck, Gene Kiess, Ron Bultemeier, April Erxleben, Drew Heckman, Jacob Bergman, Gabrielle Brandt, Emma Buuck, Nick Linnemeier, Hannah Timm, Elfurt Blomenberg, and Jacob Conrad.  May our loving Savior direct, bless, and guide their lives.

We welcome Todd & Kristin Scheumann and their girls, Emilee Jean and Grace Ann, to our Friedheim family.  They have transferred to us from Emanuel, New Haven.  May the Lord bless this family in their new church home.

We remember in our prayers the friends and family of Don Gallmeyer, brother of Loren Gallmeyer, who was called to be with His Savior last Sunday and was given Christian burial this past Thursday.  May the God of all comfort be with those who mourn and remind 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 and Roz Schamerloh.

The flowers on the altar are to the glory of God and in honor of Brian & Kristie Schlemmer who were married at the Lord’s altar yesterday evening.  May the Lord richly bless this couple as they begin their lives together.

We ask for the Lord’s protection for Cam Koldkye, Audra’s husband, who is being deployed today to Jordan for an expected five-week mission.  Cam is a member of Special Services, Green Beret. 

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

Because of the Wyneken Association Meeting, there will be no Monday night Bible class this week.  Class will resume on August 7 at 7 p.m.

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 time that God gives us is a very special gift that we cannot waste.  We show our appreciation and thankfulness for the time that He gives us by using our time wisely.  In order to live lives as faithful and fruitful stewards, we must leave time on our busy schedules for the Lord.  “My time [is] in [God’s] hands” (psalm 31:15).    We find the time for things we want to do.  “There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under heaven” (Ecclesiastes 3:1).  If we give God priority on our schedules, we will never regret it.  The blessings of God are greater than any worldly rewards or successes.

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 completes its regular season schedule with a game against Fuelling at 1:30 p.m. today at Hoagland.  Tournament play will begin this Saturday, August 5.  The championship game is scheduled for Wednesday, August 9.  Information concerning the tournament wasn’t available at the time the bulletin was printed. 

Please take some time to look over your August newsletter.  Information on “Lift High the Cross” is included and a request for individuals (or families) who would like to help tether the balloon.  Please return your volunteer sheet to Cindy Wass, Monica Stoppenhagen, or Denise Conrad as soon as possible.  Thanks in advance for your help!

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).

The youth group will be selling elephant ears at Poe Days on Friday and Saturday, August 25 and 26, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.  The work will be divided into four shifts of 1½ hours each.  Youth, you are asked to contact one of the counselors (Jerry Bultemeyer, Stan & Tami Stoppenhagen, or Mike & Denise Conrad) and sign up for a time slot.  Thanks!

Council Members:  Your minutes are in your slots in either entranceway of the church.  The next Council meeting will be held this Tuesday, August 1, at 8 p.m. in the church basement.

We wish to thank all members who have been using Thrivent’s GivingPlus program when making contributions to Wyneken.  Please remember to wait to turn in your matching form after you have completed your contributions for the year.  Thrivent only allows one matching form per year for gifts to a single institution.  Once a matching form has been submitted to Thrivent, any further contributions cannot be matched.  If you have any questions, please contact Mike Heckman at 622-7010.

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.

Concordia Lutheran High School’s Student Council and Athletic Boosters are planning a Football Kick-Off Festival.  They will be selling Nelson’s Port-a-Pit chicken prior to the Cadets first home game against the Snider Panthers on Friday, August 18 (5 p.m. to game time).  The cost is $5 for one-half of chicken to $9 for two halves.  Reserve your tickets by calling the High School at 483-1102, extension 236.

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.

Youth ushers for August are the Gorman boys—Joey, Chris, and James.

Evelyn Keuneke and Dorothy Heckman will be on Altar Guild for August.

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 227; Monday Evening Bible Class - 6; Early-bird Bible Class - 7

OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Last Week’s

Weekly Budget

+/- for the Week

+/- for the Year

Home Purpose

     
$4,505.06

$6,418.94

-$1,913.88

-$38,501.77

Missions

     

$440.00

$423.08

+$16.92

-$2,238.72

The Door Collection for Lutheran Social Services was $84.00, not $34.00.

Wyneken Contribution Account:  The July contributions (not including July 30) were $2,805, with the year-to-date total of $32,050.

Wyneken News

Use SCRIP for those summer clearance sales and that back-to-school shopping.  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. 

Wyneken registration will be held Tuesday, August 8, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and again from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Registration fees, lunch fees, and athletic fees will be accepted at that time.  If you are not able to register your children on that day, please call the school office to make other arrangements.  Just a reminder, the school office is still open mornings only (9 a.m. to noon).

Don’t forget to pick up your copy of Wyneken’s Annual Report that can be found in either entranceway of the church.  The Association Meeting will be held tomorrow evening (July 31) at 7 p.m. in St. John’s Fellowship Hall.

Dates to keep in mind:  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 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
MONDAY 7:00 p.m. Wyneken Association Meeting
TUESDAY 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
WEDNESDAY All Day Tabea Society
SATURDAY   Men's softball tournament

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

August 6

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion
  6:00 p.m. Open gym
  7:00 p.m. Women’s Bible Study
August 7 7:00 p.m. Monday Night Bible Class
August 8 6:00 a.m. Early Bird Bible Class
  3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Registration @ Wyneken
  6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Registration @ Wyneken
August 10 8:00 a.m. Thrivent @ Adams Memorial
  7:00 p.m. Wyneken School Board

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