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 11
August 20, 2006

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Order of Service

Page 46

The Hymns

TLH #377, vv. 1-3; #316, v. 2; #377, vv. 4-9; #312; #377, v. 10

The Readings

Bread from Heaven

Exodus 16:2-15

The Lord sends food from heaven

Ephesians 4:17-24

Partakers of heavenly food live on a higher plane of holiness

John 6:24-35

Jesus is living bread from heaven

Sermon

“Saved by Work, not Works” – John 6:27-29

To be saved by the work of God simply means that ...

1.       salvation is a gift of the Bread of Life (v. 27)

2.       faith is the receptive agent (v. 29)

3.       faith needs working (v. 29)

The Acolyte

Alex Weiland

+  Soli Deo Gloria  +

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Cindy Houser, Jason Scheumann, Madison Stoppenhagen, DeWayne Gallmeyer, Sara Bultemeier, Sharon Christianer, Kyle Stevens, Tom Blomenberg, Freddie Geels, Gary Robinson, Danielle Timm, Chris Rhymer, Eldora Scheumann, and Timberlee Weiland. As many school systems begin this week, we remember all those who teach or serve as support staff in our schools, both parochial and public.  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, Roz Schamerloh, Waldo Conrad who has returned home, George Geyer who is a patient at Lutheran Hospital, and Gary Heckman who is in extended care at Adams Memorial.

We remember in our prayers the friends and family of Hubert Fuelling who was called to his heavenly home this past Tuesday and will be given Christian burial this afternoon.  Services at Friedheim will begin at 1:30 p.m.  May our loving Savior comfort those who mourn, reminding them of that time when all will be reunited in heaven.

We also extend a hand of Christian sympathy to the families of Paul Moermer, brother-in-law of Delmar & Gary Heckman and Adele Blomenberg, who was called to be with his Lord on Thursday, August 10, and to Christine Bultemeier whose mother, Bernadine Duerk, was called to her Savior’s loving arms last Sunday.  May the Lord be with those who mourn and remind them of that glorious day when all will be reunited with their loved ones in heaven.

We ask for the Lord’s protection for those members in the service--Cam Koldkye who is deployed in Jordan, Josh Colwell who is stationed in Iraq, Brian Moeller, Jason Putteet, and Jacob Stoppenhagen.

Included in this morning’s bulletin is our weekly study guide, “Time in the Word.”  This week’s theme is “Eat & Live.”    

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 said, “Freely you have received, freely give” (Matthew 10:8).   By grace, God enables our giving, and, as He strengthens our faith and changes our hearts, we can give generously.  Giving expresses our gratitude to God for Who He is and what He has done for us through His Son, Jesus.  When our giving becomes important to us, we may not be able to buy or do things because our desire to give may force us to say, “No.”  However, we don’t see our doing without or doing with less as being a sacrifice.  Because God is the love and joy of our lives, our giving becomes a privilege rather than an obligation.

Rally Day is just weeks away (September 10).  We are in need of one person (or a couple people to share that responsibility) for the 7th & 8th grade class.  Please contact Kim Weiland, Tina Geels, or Pastor Dahling if you would be willing to help out with our Sunday School program.

“Lift High the Cross,” a hot air balloon ministry, will be at Wyneken’s Open House on Saturday, September 9, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. as well as our Rally Day service on Sunday, September 10, for both the morning service and later in the afternoon for a free-flight ice cream social.  On the 10th, our worship service will begin at 9:30 a.m.  The ladies of the LWML will be serving breakfast from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. in the Parish Hall on the 10th.   A free will donation will be accepted.  Mark your calendar and plan on attending!

Work on the church foundation repair project is tentatively scheduled to begin tomorrow morning, August 21, weather permitting.  Helping hands would be appreciated.  If you have questions or are willing to help, you may contact J. D. Nidlinger (438-1695). 

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.

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!

If you enjoy crafting, why not join the Morning Glories this Tuesday morning, August 22, in the Parish Hall.  Work begins at 9 a.m. and finishes up around 11:30 a.m.  Hope to see you!

LWML’s SRD Workshop will be on Sunday, September 24, at 3 p.m. at St. Paul’s Preble.  There will be a Bible study and we will also knot quilts and prepare bundles of take-home items for new mothers for “A Hope Center,” formerly called the Crisis Pregnancy Center, in Ft. Wayne.  Items to be included in the bundle are newborn and large size diapers (5-6), sleepers or onesies (new or gently used) in newborn to 12 months size, a baby comforter or quilt or crocheted blanket (approximately 36” to 42” square, and Christian tracts, books, and bookmarks.  In addition, we will be collecting new bottles and nipples (4 oz. to 8 oz. size), new pacifiers, baby wipes, baby lotion, baby powder, baby shampoo, baby liquid soap, and cash.  There will be boxes in either entranceway of the church to place your donations.  All ladies are invited to come and join the other ladies for inspiration, fellowship, fun, and food.  A freewill offering will be collected for the light supper that will be served around 5 p.m.  Don’t forget to bring your Bible!!

The Adams County chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will meet in the Decatur Room at Adams Memorial Hospital at 8 a.m. on Thursday, September 14, for their regular monthly meeting.  A recognition breakfast honoring Pam Selking, our regional winning nominee for the “Volunteer Excellence Award” will be honored.  All Board members, coordinators, special advisors CLU FIC Financial consultants of our Thrivent Financial office, members, spouses, and all interested parties are invited to attend.  If you wish to attend, please notify Phil DeBolt (724-4259) or Shirley Hormann (724-3101) by September 5.

A benefit golf tournament is being planned to help the family of Wesley Geer.   Wesley was a third-year seminarian preparing for his vicarage when he was called to his heavenly home following a yearlong battle with cancer.  The proceeds will go to Julie Geer, Wesley’s widow, who is awaiting the birth of their child.  The tournament will be held at Cherry Hill on Saturday, September 23, with a 12:30 p.m. check in.  A requested donation of $75 is being asked which will cover green fees, cart, and a catered dinner.  For more information and to register, please contact Nancy Embler at 260-452-2162.

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 249; Monday Evening Bible Class - 4; Early-bird Bible Class - 11

OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Last Week’s

Weekly Budget

+/- for the Week

+/- for the Year

Home Purpose

     
$4,210.29 $6,418.94 -$2208.65 -$35,042.38

Missions

     
$290.00 $423.08 -$133.08 -$2,757.96

Wyneken News

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!!!  One of Market Day’s 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. and 7:30 p.m.

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.

The Wyneken 8th grade class is in the process of collecting items for this year’s silent auction at the carnival.  If you have any items you would be willing to donate, please contact Kim Weiland at 639-3804.

THIS WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

TODAY

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion
  7:00 p.m. Women’s Bible Study
MONDAY 8:20 a.m.

Opening Chapel at Wyneken (Classes Dismiss at 12:25 p.m.)

  7:00 p.m. Monday Night Bible Class
TUESDAY 6:00 a.m. Early Bird Bible Class
  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
WEDNESDAY   September newsletter items due in church office
FRIDAY 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.

LYF @ Poe Days

SATURDAY 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. LYF @ Poe Days

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

August 27

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service
    Farm Rental bids due
  7:00 p.m. Women’s Bible Study
August 28 7:00 p.m. Monday Night Bible Class
August 29 6:00 a.m. Early Bird Bible Class
  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
September 2 4:30 p.m. Roemer/Schlemmer Wedding

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