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 13
September 3, 2006

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Order of Service

Page 15

The Hymns

HS ‘ 98 #842; TLH #316, v. 4; #305; #307; #283

The Readings

Incarnating the Christ

Proverbs 9:1-6   Eat the bread of wisdom for insight and life
Ephesians 5:15-20 Having eaten the bread of Christ, walk as wise

John 6:51-58

Eat the bread of Christ’s body for life

Sermon

“Eat & Live!” – John 6:55-58

Scholars believe that these words are John’s version of the Lord Supper. The body and blood of Jesus are in, with and under the sacramental bread and wine. Yet, many fail to understand the importance and significance of the Lord’s Supper. Is it only a long, drawn-out service? Why is it that many within our Synod are recommending the weekly celebration of the Sacrament?  What is this Supper?

  1. The eating of Christ – v. 55
  2. The uniting with Christ – v. 56
  3. The living in Christ – vv. 57-58

The Acolyte

Derek Schutz

+  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—Aaron D. Conrad, Elaine Derrow, Jim Heckman, Ethan Lichtle, Hank Dahling, Mendi Kaehr, Heath Witte, Mike Linnemeier, and Christian Robinson.   We also remember those who teach.  We remember the members of our Wyneken principal, Lowell Timm, as well as Toney Bergman who teaches at Bellmont.   May our loving Savior direct, bless, and guide their lives.

We remember in our prayers George & Barb Geyer and Denny & Angie Werling who will celebrate their 53rd and 25th wedding anniversaries, respectively, on Tuesday, September 5.  We also remember Rich & Eldora Scheumann who celebrate 60 years together as a couple on Thursday, September 7, and Gary & Dorothy Heckman who will celebrate their 61st wedding anniversary on Saturday, September 9.  May our loving Father continue to bless these couples and remain at the heart of their homes.

We also rejoice with Dave Roemer and Tessa Schlemmer who were married at the Lord’s altar yesterday.  Our prayer is for the Lord’s guidance, blessings, and love as Dave & Tessa begin their lives together.

We welcome into the Friedheim family, Izaak Timothy Bobay, son of Tim & Tonya (Bultemeyer) Bobay, through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism.  Ashley Thieme, Taya Amsbury, and Chris Bobay are his godparents.  May the Good Shepherd keep an ever-watchful eye on this most precious of His lambs.

We also welcome into the Friedheim family Brian & Leslie Lawson who completed adult instruction on Thursday, August 31, and their daughters, Anna & Delaney.  We pray the Lord’s blessings upon this family.

May the Great Physician grant health and strength to all who are in need of His healing hand.  We especially remember in our prayers Irene Bultemeier, Roz Schamerloh, Colton Bultemeier, son of Nathan & Connie Bultemeier, and Carrie Robinson, Gary’s daughter, who was scheduled for heart by-pass surgery this past Friday.

The flowers on the altar are to the glory of God and in honor of Rich & Eldora Scheumann’s 60th wedding anniversary this Thursday, September 7.  The flowers have been placed in church, with much love and admiration, by their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

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

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 – Jesus said, “but seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well (Matthew 6:33).  Unfortunately, many people seem to transpose this verse as they first seek worldly things with the hope that God’s blessings will still be there.  Are you more focused on your lifestyle, what you drive, or what you wear than with seeking God?  God’s promise to those who seek Him is that He will provide for them and bless them.  Do you trust in His promise?

Rally Day is next Sunday, 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.  Please invite family, friends, and neighbors to this special event and service.  Members, don’t forget to dress casually for the church service.  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.  At the free-flight the evening of the 10th, the LYF will be serving an ice cream sundae bar as well as hot dogs.  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). 

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.

Recently, a freezer has been donated for the “Meals of Grace” ministry.  It is located on the “unfinished” side of the church basement.  If you would like to make a donation to the freezer inventory, please feel free to do so.  Anything that can be frozen is appreciated.  If it is a casserole, please include a recipe so the recipient knows the ingredients (in case of any food allergies) and also so they can make it again!  PLEASE DATE ALL CONTRIBUTIONS.  We will try to rotate all food so when we share our meals, these meals are fresh.  The shelves will also be labeled so please note the labels when adding your contribution to the inventory.  Keep in mind that no containers will be returned.  How else can you help?  Would you will be willing to serve on this committee.  It would be similar to the Altar Guild schedule with members serving for one month at a time.  You would also be responsible for checking the freezer, rotating the items, and delivering the goodies to those in need.  If you know of someone who could benefit (someone with medical issues, a new mom, someone who has lost a loved one, or someone who would benefit from a visit from our Friedheim family), please contact Kris Blomenberg (547-4673). 

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 servant team for hurricane relief work is forming now.  Have you been thinking about going to New Orleans to volunteer for the Lord for hurricane relief work?  Now is the time to sign up!  Zion Lutheran Church in Decatur is forming another team (their third) to go to New Orleans on October 7-14.  Call Zion’s church office (260-724-7177) to get your name on the list in order that a space can be reserved for you at the Lutheran Disaster Relief Camp.  There will be a orientation meeting for the team in mid-September.  The team is open to males and females, age 18 or older.  Though the disaster struck one year ago, the devastation is still unbelievable and your help is needed!

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.

Dear Members of Friedheim,  I just wanted to take a moment to thank those who sent cards, visited with me, and/or kept me in their prayers.  I would especially like to thank Pastor Dahling for his many visits and prayers.  Your Christian care and concern were so appreciated. --- Gary Heckman

To my Friedheim family,  Thank you so much for the cards, visits, and prayers during my recovery from knee surgery.  I would also like to thank Pastor Dahling for his visits and prayers.  May the Lord bless each of you. – Waldo Conrad

For those who have volunteered for the tethering crew, please don’t forget about the orientation/training session to be held at the Parish Hall beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, September 8.  We appreciate those who have volunteered to help with this project. 

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 208; Monday Evening Bible Class - 6; Early-bird Bible Class - 10

OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Fund

Last Week’s Contributions

Home Purpose

$3,400.70

Missions

NA

Wyneken Contribtuions (7/30-8/27)

$2,105

Wyneken News

Since July 1, SCRIP has given $3,900 to the PTL.  Taco Bell is also the newest vendor.  You can purchase SCRIP in $5 denominations with a 5% discount to the school.  We thank all those who utilize this program.  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 and get your SCRIP.  You can E-mail Kim at kimw@sgiinc.com and place your SCRIP order. 

You may pick up your Market Day 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 6:30 p.m. that night and will run through the week.  There will be a second open house on Saturday, September 9, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in conjunction with the “Lift High the Cross” hot air balloon ministry.  You can tour the school, visit with the staff, preview the curriculum, and join in fellowship with Wyneken families.  Free hot dots and beverages will be available.  Everyone is invited to attend!! 

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 wait 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.

Mrs. Jody Paschal has accepted a full-time position at Lancaster Elementary and will no longer be our Wyneken band director.  We thank her for her service to our children and pray God’s blessings upon her in her new position.  Wyneken is in the process of finding a new band director.  Band practice dates and times may be changed depending upon the schedule of the new director.  If you know of anyone who may be interested in this position, please contact Lowell Timm (639-6177) as soon as possible.

The Band Boosters will meet on Tuesday, September 12, at 3 p.m. in the multi-purpose room.  If you have (or will have a child in band), please plan on attending this meeting.  The fish/tenderloin dinner is fast approaching (Friday, October 6, from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.) and your help is needed to make this a successful event.  Help is especially needed to bread fish that Friday (1 p.m. to 3 p.m.)  Grandparents or other family members are welcome to come help.  Please contact Kelly Todd (639-7291) to sign up to help or if you have any questions.

ISTEP testing will take place September 18-29.  Please do not schedule any appointments during school hours or make any vacation plans during this time.  Testing begins with the first classes in the morning and finding time to make up what has been missed will result in your child missing regular class time and cause additional homework.  Parents, please make sure your child(ren) is well rested and starts out the day with a good breakfast so that they can do their best on these tests.

The Wyneken 8th grade class is in the process of collecting items for this year’s silent auction at the carnival to be held on Sunday, October 15.  It will be a “western” theme this year with the carnival running from 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  If you have any items you would be willing to donate, please contact Kim Weiland at 639-3804.

Tables are still available for this year’s craft show on Saturday, December 2, at Wyneken.  If you would like to reserve a spot, please contact Hollie Hormann (724-8538) or Kelly Todd (639-7291).  Table rental is $25.

Sporting News

Games begin this week for our soccer and volleyball teams.  The varsity boys’ soccer starts their season on Wednesday, September 6, with a game versus Emmaus at 4:15 p.m. at Wyneken and on Friday, September 8, they face Unity at 5:30 p.m. at Foster 2.  The JV soccer team faces Unity at Wyneken at 4 p.m. on Thursday, September 7.  The 8th grade volleyball team plays Emmanuel-St. Michael on Wednesday, September 6, at Wyneken at 4:15 p.m. with the 7th graders’ game starting at 5:15 p.m. on the 6thThe 8th graders will face Zion, Decatur, at 8:30 a.m. and St. Peter-Immanuel at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 9, at St. Peter-Immanuel.  The JV volleyball team (6th grade) faces St. John’s Flatrock at 4:15 p.m. on Thursday, September 7, at Wyneken, with the 5th graders playing at 5:15 p.m.  Come out and support our young athletes!

THIS WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

TODAY

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion
TUESDAY 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
WEDNESDAY All Day Tabea Society
  8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  7:00 p.m. Choir
SATURDAY 9:00 a.m. LWML breakfast preparations
  4:00 p.m. “Lift High the Cross” @ Wyneken

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

September 10

7:00 a.m.

“Lift High the Cross” & LWML Breakfast

  9:30 a.m. Worship Service with Nathan Scheele, guest preacher
  10:30 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Class
  5:30 p.m. Free flight & LYF ice cream sundae bar
September 11 7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
September 12 6:00 a.m. Early Bird Bible Class
  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
September 13 8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  7:00 p.m. Choir
September 14 8:00 a.m. Thrivent meeting @ Adams Memorial
  7:00 p.m. Wyneken School Board

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