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 12
August 27, 2006

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Order of Service

Page 5

The Hymns

TLH #400, vv. 1-3; #316, v. 3; #400, vv. 4-6

The Readings

Eat & Live

I Kings 19:4-8

Eat and live physically

Ephesians 4:20-5:2

Eat the bread of Christ and live in love

John 6:41:54

Eat the bread of life and live eternally

Sermon

“Hush Up and Eat!” – John 6:41-51

Stop grumbling and eat the bread Jesus provides.

1.       We, like the Jews, still tend to grumble.

2.       In spite of our grumbling, Jesus invites us to eat.

The Acolyte

Allison Hormann

We thank our fieldworker, Emil Woerner, for delivering this morning’s sermon and ask the Lord’s blessings be upon him as he continues his studies for the ministry.

+  Soli Deo Gloria  +

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Delaney Karen Lawson (her first!!), Jim Buuck, Alyssa Strickler, Marla Manley, Brandon McCloskey, Madelyn Grace Gardner (her first!!), Richard Buuck (his 94th!!), and David Mourey.   We also remember those who teach.  We remember the members of our Wyneken School Board, especially those members serving from Friedheim—Randy Everett, Duane Kiess, and Kent Stoppenhagen—as well as Judy Baumann who teaches at Monmouth.  May our loving Savior direct, bless, and guide their lives.

We remember in our prayers Cam & Audra Koldyke who celebrate their first wedding anniversary today and Dave & Shelly Spangler who celebrate 25 years of marriage on Monday, August 28.  May the Lord continue to bless these couples, remaining at the heart of their home.

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 being transferred out of the hospital and continuing with her rehabilitation, Roz Schamerloh, George Geyer who has returned home, and Gary Heckman who has returned home.

The flowers on the altar are to the glory of God and in honor of Jim & Evie Fuhrman’s wedding anniversary this coming Thursday, August 31.  May the Lord continue to bless this couple.

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

Pastor & Tammy will be out of town from September 6 – 9.  If you need pastoral care during that time, please contact Vicar Conrad Oehlert at Immanuel (Union Township), Pastor Dan Brege, or Pastor Tom Olson.

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 – God surrounds us with people.  Some are easy to love and care for, while others are difficult to be around.  Jesus said, “My command is this:  Love each other as I have loved you” (John 15:12).  Jesus tells us that we cannot pick and choose whom we want to befriend and love.  By the power of the Holy Spirit, we share God’s love with any and all whom God puts in our path.  Our awareness that God loves us will compel us to go out and love others.

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.   What’s on the menu?  Egg casserole, hash brown casserole, smokey links, mixed fruit, sweet rolls, juice and coffee.  A free will donation will be accepted.  Tim Blomenberg will also provide plane rides for those interested at the free flight the evening of the 10th.  A donation bucket will be set up by the plane rides to benefit the Nathan Scheele family, soon-to-be missionaries to Kenya.  You’ll have an opportunity to meet this family on the 10th.  Mark your calendar and plan on attending!

Could you help with the LWML’s breakfast on September 10?  What kind of help, you ask?  Volunteers are needed to help prepare the casseroles on Saturday morning (September 9) at 9 a.m. in the Parish Hall.  Perhaps you would like to help serve the breakfast on the 10th from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. or you would be willing to donate some breakfast rolls, muffins, coffee cake, etc.  Please contact Irene Kiess (724-4436) or Marlene Conrad (547-4597).  Thanks in advance for your help!

Work on the church foundation repair project has begun.  Helping hands would be appreciated.  To help coordinate the project, a work schedule will be posted by the basement doors (east side).  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).  Bids are due today.

Youth ushers for September are Mike Buuck and Kevin Schultz.

Ann Crosby and Tina Geels are serving on Altar Guild for September.

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

Council Members:  The minutes of the August 2 Council Meeting are in your slots in the entranceway of the church.  Our next Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 5, at 8 p.m. in the church basement.

The Bereavement Committee wishes to thank all those who donated food or helped at the recent funeral.  Don’t forget to pick up your dishes.  They can be found in the Parish Hall kitchen.

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 quilts will be knotted and bundles of take-home items prepared for new mothers at “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.

The family of Hubert Fuelling would like to thank all friends who visited him when he was ailing and those who attended the viewing at the funeral home and the funeral.  A special thanks to Pastor Dahling for his many visits and also to the ladies who gave the wonderful meal that was served.  It was delicious.  He is missed, but with the Lord now.  God bless you all.  – Eldora Fuelling and family

Dear Fellow Members of Friedheim,  We would just like to take this opportunity to thank all those who remembered us with cards, prayers, and words of comfort following the death of Christine’s mom.  Your Christian care and concern were very much appreciated. – Leonard & Christine Bultemeier

The family of Bill Fuhrman wishes to thank you all for sending Bill a birthday card.  It was good to see his face when he read who sent him a card.  Bless you all!!

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 229 with 149 receiving Holy Communion; Monday Evening Bible Class - 6; Early-bird Bible Class - 11

OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Last Week’s Contributions

Home Purpose

$3,213.78

Missions

$40.00

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.  SCRIP will be available after school on Wednesdays and Fridays as well as in the school office all day on Friday.  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.

Wyneken’s annual open house will be held on Tuesday, September 5, beginning at 7 p.m.  This is a great opportunity to visit with your child’s teacher, ask questions about their classroom activities, and show an interest in your child’s education.  The Book Fair will be open beginning at 6 p.m. that night and will run through the week. 

Applications for free/reduced lunches need to be returned to the office as soon as possible.  These applications are available throughout the school year.

East Allen will begin their collaboration days (one-half hour early dismissal) beginning on Wednesday, September 6.  If your child rides an East Allen bus and will be leaving early on Wednesdays to ride the bus, you must complete and return the permission form to the school by that Wednesday morning or they will be sent to the after-school childcare room to await for pickup.

The school will continue to collect soup labels, Big G Box Tops, pop tabs, and ABC’s for Education.  There have been some changes to some of these programs.  For the soup labels, Campbell’s now wants the UPC tags only (not the front panel labels).  Scott’s ABC’s for Education now have a monthly expiration date.  Please check the date and return them to school.  Last school year, the receipts turned in to the office totaled $330,000.  With this amount, the following items were obtained:  a covered sandbox for the Pre-K children to use outside on the playground, science lab supplies, office equipment, computer software programs, and books for both the classroom and library.  Your participation in these promotions are a simple way to help the school get needed supplies.  A thank you goes out to those who have participated in the past and encouragement given to continue this support.

The PTL will have its first meeting on Monday, September 11, at 7 p.m. in the multipurpose room.  This is a great way to be involved in the activities and events at Wyneken.  For a minimal donation, the 8th grade class provides childcare.

Attendance/Arrival/Dismissal Policies:  If your child will not be in school, the school office must be notified by 8 a.m.  If the child is not in school and there has been no phone call, a call will be made to the home or parent’s work place.  If a student is absent from school for a half-day (three hours or longer), that student may not participate in any athletic activities that day.  A student must be inside the building by 8 a.m. or an “unexcused” tardy slip will be issued.  After three such slips per semester, the principal will schedule a one-hour after school detention period and the child will forfeit his/her right to participate in after school activities during that detention time.  If you know you will be arriving late, call the school before 8 a.m. and your child will be issued an “excused” tardy slip.  Although departures during school hours are strongly discouraged, the student can be signed out and/or in by a parent or authorized person.  If you are driving your child to school, please remember that they may be dropped off beginning at 7:45 a.m., enter through the front entrance only, and proceed directly to their classroom.  Students enrolled in the childcare program are to use the south entrance.  Band and chime students may arrive at 7:25 a.m.  Siblings who come with these students and not involved in the activity will be sent to the childcare room.  Students who are being picked up after school will be dismissed to the main lobby at 2:43 p.m. and wait for their ride.  They may only leave the building when accompanied by a designated pick-up person.  Those students who have not been picked up by the 3 p.m. bell will be sent to the childcare room.

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
    Farm Rental bids due
  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
  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
WEDNESDAY 8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
SATURDAY 4:30 p.m. Roemer/Schlemmer Wedding

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

September 3

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion
September 5 6:00 a.m. Early Bird Bible Class
  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
  7:00 p.m. Elders’ Meeting
  7:30 p.m. Trustees’ Meeting
  8:00 p.m. Council Meeting
September 6 All Day Tabea Society
  8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
    Choir
September 9 9:00 a.m. LWML breakfast preparations
  4:00 p.m. “Lift High the Cross” @ Wyneken

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