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 9
August 6, 2006

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Order of Service

Page 46

The Hymns

HS ’98 #842, vv. 1-2; TLH #464; #307; #310; #314; #32

The Readings

The Togetherness of God’s People

Jeremiah 23:1-6 Restoration:  Exiles together under a king
Ephesians 2:13-22 Reunion:  Jews & Gentiles together in Christ

Mark 6:30-34

Retreat:  Christ & His disciples together

Sermon

“What is Your Hideaway?” – Mark 6:31

Jesus prescribes a retreat for you.

1.       Solitariness – “Come away by yourselves”

2.       Seclusion – “Lonely place”

3.       Siesta --  “Rest for a while”

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 remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Misty Gehres, Beth Rettig, Carrington Bultemeier, John Nidlinger, Bonnie Buuck, Eldora Fuelling, Roger Manley, Chad Baumann, Jason Iwen, and Patty Strickler.  May our loving Savior direct, bless, and guide their lives.

We welcome Caleb Allen Biggs, son of Bradley & Christine (Schuller) Biggs, into membership through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism.  Daniel & Elizabeth Schuller are serving as Caleb’s godparents.  We pray that the Good Shepherd will keep an ever-watchful eye on this most precious of His lambs.

We rejoice with Tim & Tonya (Bultemeyer) Bobay on the birth of their son, Izaak Timothy.  He was born on Thursday, August 3.  May the Good Shepherd keep an ever-watchful eye on this most precious of His lambs.

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, Hubert Fuelling, Roz Schamerloh and Gary Heckman, who will undergo knee surgery this week.

We remember in our prayers the friends and family of Marvin Ostermeyer, Linda Buuck’s brother, who was called to be with His Savior on Friday, August 4, with Christian burial to be held this week.  May the loving arms of our Savior surround those who mourn and remind them of that glorious day when all believers will be reunited in heaven.

The flowers on the altar are to the glory of God and in honor of Adam & Angela Sielschott who are celebrating their first wedding anniversary today, placed in church by their family.  May the Lord continue to bless this couple.

We ask for the Lord’s protection for those members in the service--Cam Koldkye, Audra’s husband, who has been deployed to Jordan for an expected five-week mission, Josh Colwell who is stationed in Iraq, and Jacob Stoppenhagen who has begun boot camp and is a member of the Indiana National Guard. 

We thank Nacrina Alvarez-De Blanco for her gift of song this morning.  She sang the solo on verses 3 and 4 of this morning’s baptismal hymn as well as the final song, “Go, My Children, with My Blessing.”  May the Lord continue to bless her.

Included in this morning’s bulletin is our weekly study guide, “Time in the Word.”  This week’s theme is “Bread for the Body.”   

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 – Jesus placed great emphasis on the proper handling of our money.  In Luke 16:11, we read, “So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches?”  If we are faithful with the money that God has entrusted to us, He will trust us with things of greater value, ultimately those of the spirit, the eternal.  The improper use of our money can be an obstacle to our relationship with Jesus.  With God’s help, we can handle our money faithfully and enjoy the spiritual blessings that come from an intimate relationship with our God.

Rally Day is one month away (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.

Volunteer sheets for help with the “Lift High the Cross” ministry are included in today’s bulletin.  Please return your volunteer sheet to Cindy Wass, Monica Stoppenhagen, or Denise Conrad by next Sunday, August 13.  Thanks in advance for your help!

The Altar Guild will have their quarterly meeting this Tuesday, August 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the church basement.

The Trustees are accepting bids for the rental of the church’s farm ground.  If you would like to submit a bid, please see one of the Trustees (J. D. Nidlinger, Chris Lichtle, Marc Lichtle, or Sean Sielschott) by Sunday, August 27.

To our Friedheim family,

I would like to thank you for all of your prayers, cards, visits, and food.  What a wonderful “second family” we have here at Friedheim.  God continues to bless us with His mercy and grace.  A special thanks goes out to Pastor Dahling for his many visits at the hospital.  The “Meals of Grace” program has been wonderful!!  I knew we had a lot of great chefs among us.  Again, thank you so much!!! 

                                    Roz Schamerloh & family

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 on each of the two days.  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!

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.

 Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 213 with 144 HC; Early-bird Bible Class - 8

OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Last Week’s

Weekly Budget

+/- for the Week

+/- for the Year

Home Purpose

     
$3,107.47 $6,418.94

-$3,311.47

-$41,813.24

Missions

     

$470.00

$423.08 +$46.92 -$2,491.80

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. 

It’s back!!!  Market Day order forms are included in today’s bulletin.  One of the specials this month is a free 4-pack of ChicNSteakes with a $35 purchase.    New items include Italian four cheese dipper ($6.49) and home-style gravy & beef tips ($11.99).  Specials this month include ChicNSteakes ($11.89), chocolate chip cookie dough ($5.39), French toast sticks ($4.99), ¼ pound beef patties ($10.99),broccoli and cheese stuffed chicken ($13.49), chicken parmesan patties ($10.49), honey BBQ chicken tenders ($12.49), Tropicana orange juice singles ($11.49), flounder del rey ($13.49), potato skins ($6.79), li’l bagel dogs ($7.49), asparagus spears ($10.39), peas ($8.39), mashed potato patties ($5.39), chicken stir-fry kit ($12.99), cheese ravioli ($7.59), chicken bacon ranch sandwich ($10.49), chop house cheeseburgers ($8.99), Philly cheese steak kit ($11.49), single serve meat lasagna ($9.59), tomato basil soup singles ($7.99), Bosco breadsticks ($12.49), cheese stuffed pretzels ($8.59), PB&J squarewiches ($6.69), individual carrot cakes ($9.59), breakfast burritos ($7.29), breakfast pizzas ($8.69), bacon slices ($10.59), and cinnamon rolls ($7.79).  Don’t forget to check out the back-to-school flier included with the order form.  When you order at least $35 in two or more months between September & November, you’ll receive two free seasonings (an $18 value) in December with an order that month of $35 or more.  Please return your order form to Wyneken by Thursday, August 31, or place an online order (www.marketday.com) by noon on Saturday, September 2.  You may pick up your orders on Thursday, September 7, in the school cafeteria between 6:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

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).  If you child is in need of a sports physical, don’t forget to sign up for Wyneken’s Athletic Physical Day to be held on Thursday, August 10.  The cost is only $15 and will be provided by Dr. Cam Nelson and members of his staff. 

The first day of classes is Monday, August 21 (half day).  Opening chapel will be held at 8:20 a.m. at St. John’s Bingen.  Lunch will be served with school dismissing at 12:25 p.m.  Students who ride North Adams busses will have bus transportation both to and from school.  Those who ride East Allen busses will need to find a way home that 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
  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
  3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Registration @ Wyneken
  6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Registration @ Wyneken
  7:30 p.m. Altar Guild Quarterly Meeting
THURSDAY 8:00 a.m. Thrivent @ Adams Memorial
  7:00 p.m. Wyneken School Board

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

August 13

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service (baptism of Audrie Leigh Krueckeberg)
    “Lift High the Cross” volunteer sheets due
  6:00 p.m. Open gym
  7:00 p.m. Women’s Bible Study
August 14 7:00 p.m. Monday Night Bible Class
August 15 6:00 a.m. Early Bird Bible Class
August 16 All Day Tabea Society Extra Quilting

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