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 16
September 24, 2006

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Order of Service

Page 5

The Hymns

TLH #19, vv. 1-3; vv. 4-6; #391

The Readings

Deliverance
Isaiah 35:4-7a God will deliver His people from fear
James 1:17-22, 26-27 True religion is the doing of God’s Word

Mark 7:31-37

Jesus delivers a person from handicaps

Sermon

“My Kind of God” – James 1:17-21

1.       The giver of only good (v. 17).

2.       The One who is forever constant (v. 17).

3.       The One who saves by His Word (vv. 18, 21).

The Acolyte

Brittany Franke

+  Soli Deo Gloria  +

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Elliot Conrad, Shirley Drier, Michelle Knipstein, Dian Witte, and Vernon Werling.  We also remember in our prayers Marv Drier, one of our Wyneken 8th grade teachers, Gretchen Hudson, and Tina Geels, our Assistant Sunday School Superintendent.   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 especially remember in our prayers Helen Erxleben who is a patient at Adams Memorial Hospital, Roz Schamerloh who continues her treatments, and Nathan Scheumann, son of Tim & Kim Scheumann and Wyneken 6th grader, who was a patient at Lutheran Hospital.  He suffered a ruptured kidney in a football game and was on complete bed rest scheduled to come home from the hospital this past weekend.

We remember in our prayers Sara Des Jean and Matt Konopka who will be married this Saturday afternoon at Friedheim.  We pray the Lord’s blessings upon this couple as they begin their life together.

We remember in our prayers the Rev. Donald Sauls who has accepted the call to serve the congregation at Peace, Berne.  He will be installed sometime in October.  May the Lord bless Rev. Sauls, his family, and the congregation at Peace.

The flowers on the altar are to the glory of God and in celebration of the 25th wedding anniversary of Randy & Pam Everett on Tuesday, September 26.  Their children, Karly & Kolton, have put these flowers in church with much love and admiration.  May the Lord continue to bless this family.

We rejoice with Nick & Kellie Hartman and Jeff & Tricia Ripley who are celebrating their first wedding anniversaries today.  May the Lord continue to be at the heart of their homes and richly bless them.

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

Our Adult Bible Class continues looking at Bible stories from the Old Testament.  The first three kings ruled from about 1095-975 BC.  These kings were Saul, David, and Solomon. During their reign, the twelve tribes remained united in a single kingdom, while after Solomon’s death Judah and Benjamin formed the Kingdom of Judah and the rest of the tribes the Kingdom of Israel. Samuel continued to live through the reign of Saul and anointed David as the second king. Samuel established a school of prophets, so that the people had a regular teacher of religion. Outwardly the people of Israel grew in prosperity and power, reaching their greatest time of peace and glory under Solomon. David greatly improved the worship in the Tabernacle while Solomon built the Temple and wrote several books of the Bible.  In today’s class, we will look at the first king of Israel, Saul.

Extra Prayer Partner forms are located in either entranceway of the church.  Take a minute to complete the form and place it in one of the boxes in the entranceway.  Please note that names will not be exchanged until LWML Sunday, October 1.  All adults in the congregation are invited to be a part of this program.

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 – Money has been called “the god of those who have too much, and the goal of those who have too little.”  In Proverbs 30:8-9 we read, “…give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread.  Otherwise, I may have too much and disown You and say, ‘Who is the Lord?’ or I may become poor and steal and so dishonor the name of my God.”   Interestingly, many people, when tested with poverty, stay strong and moral; few people when tested with prosperity keep their original values and purposes.,  Blessed indeed is the person who avoids the extremes of too much or too little.

The Board of Stewardship will be honoring Friedheim’s newlyweds (those couples married in the year 2000 or after) on Sunday, October 22.  The evening begins around 5:30 p.m. with dinner served at 6 p.m. (in the Parish Hall), followed by a few fun activities with the evening ending around 8 p.m.  This is a free night out!  Please contact a member of the Board of Stewardship (Dale Heckman – 724-4340, Davon Bultemeier – 639-7365, Kris Blomenberg – 547-4673) or Pastor Dahling (547-4534) by Sunday, October 15.  So leave your dishes in the cupboard and join with other Friedheim couples for an evening of laughter and fellowship.

Has your college student headed back to campus?  We would appreciate your child’s on- or off-campus address as well as their E-mail address.  If they have the same address as last year, please give us that information.  Very few addresses have come in to the church office and this information is needed today.  Thanks!!

The LYF has several activities coming up in the next few weeks.  Our LYF has been invited to join Bingen’s LYF as they go for a “trial run” through the Haunted Barn on Saturday, September 30, at 7 p.m.  A bonfire devotion with hot dogs being roasted will be held at the Kortes.  On Sunday, October 1, our LYF has been invited to Ft. Wayne’s Concordia Seminary to view the “Lift High the Cross” balloon, with times to be announced later.  The aluminum can/newspaper drive will be held on Saturday, October 28.  If you would like to have the youth pick up your papers and/or cans, please contact one of the LYF counselors—Stan or Tami Stoppenhagen, Mike or Denise Conrad, or Jerry Bultemeyer.  The children’s Halloween party will be held on Thursday, October 26, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.  (Each youth group member is to bring two bags of candy.)  The LYF hayride will be held following the children’s party.  Decorating the Parish Hall will take place on the afternoon of the 26th since that is a half-day of school. 

The Busy Women’s Bible Class now meets on Monday evenings in the Parish Hall at 7 p.m.  The group has just begun a new book, “Discovering God’s Will for Our Lives.”   All ladies are welcome to join the group, realizing that not everyone can come each week.  Just come the weeks that work in your schedule.  Hope to see you this evening!

There will be an organizational meeting for those who would like to be involved with the “Meals of Grace” ministry.  We will meet in the church basement this Tuesday, September 26, at 7 p.m.  Any questions, please contact Kris Blomenberg (547-4673). 

LWML’s SRD Workshop will be this 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 are 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!!

Donation Day at Concordia Theological Seminary will be held on Tuesday, October 17.  Registration will be at 9 a.m. at Sihler Auditorium lobby with campus tours and tours of co-ops at 9 a.m. with the chapel service held at 10 a.m. at Kramer Chapel.  At 11 a.m. their will be a student/co-op style show followed by lunch and then the 1 p.m. program with the Rev. John Pless speaking about his Madagascar trip with the closing at 2 p.m.  This is an opportunity to bring your contributions for the seminary’s food and clothing banks.  There are registration forms in either entranceway of the church, which must be returned to Delores Scheumann (with a $10 registration/luncheon fee by Tuesday, October 3.

The Morning Glories will be heading to Ossian Elementary School for their Annual Dollars for Scholars Craft Show on Saturday, October 7.  The group could use help transporting items on Friday (set up time is 5 p.m.) and bring back on Saturday (show hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.)  If you have any items you would like to donate (no food items, please), please have them to the Parish Hall by Friday morning, October 6.  If you would like to help work at the show, you can contact Marlene Conrad or Shirley Buuck.

Sunday, October 1, the March for Life Committee will hold its 14th annual Memorial Service remembering those little ones who are aborted each year.  The Memorial Service begins at 2 p.m. in the Catholic Cemetery at 3500 Lake Avenue and is non-denominational.

The subscription rate for The Lutheran Witness for 2007 will be $13 per subscription.  In order to receive your January 2007 issue on time, renewals/new subscription information must be in the church office no later than Sunday, October 22.  If you are writing a check, please write it to Zion, Friedheim.  The church will receive a bill and will write one check for all the subscriptions.  Thanks so much for your help in this matter!

Immanuel Lutheran Church (Union Township) invites you to their 19th annual hog roast this Sunday, September 24.  Serving will be at the Union Township Hall from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and carryouts are available.  Tickets are $6.50 for adults and $4 for children 3-10.  There will also be a craft and bake sale.

The Concordia Lutheran High School Cadet Battalion is hosting “Lift High the Cross” at the Fred Zollner Memorial Stadium on Friday, September 29, with tethered rides from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the practice field (prior to the Concordia/Dwenger football game).  Everyone purchasing a ticket prior to the game will be entered into a “free flight” balloon ride drawing.  The free flight is scheduled for Saturday for three lucky winners.  These tickets are non-refundable and may be purchased from the JROTC Department at the high school during school hours (260-483-1102, extension 154).  Additional rides are available on Saturday & Sunday (the announcement didn’t list the times).  Remember, all activities are weather permitting.

Lutherfest 2006 will be held at Concordia Seminary on Friday, October 6.  A German meal will be served in Katherine Luther Dining Hall from 5 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.  There will then be a showing of The Chronicles of Narnia in Sihler Auditorium at 7 p.m.  The movie will be followed by a question and answer session led by the Rev. Scott E. Stiegemeyer.  Ticket prices, which include the dinner and movie, are $7 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under.  Call 452-2204 for tickets.  Proceeds will go toward the refurbishing of the Student Commons and will be matched by funds from Thrivent.

The Indiana District Northeast Region of the International Lutheran Laymen’s League will hold its annual golf tournament on Saturday, October 7, at Autumn Ridge Golf Club (11420 Auburn Road in Ft. Wayne).  This year’s tournament will benefit the “Global Care Packages—Uruguay.”  (See the insert in today’s bulletin about this program.  The day begins with registration between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m., with a Florida Scramble starting at 9 a.m.  Lunch will be served at 12:15 p.m. with awards presented at 12:30 p.m.  You can send your entry form to Wallace Borchelt at 5356 N 700 E, Churubusco, IN  46723.  The $70 entrance fee (checks made payable to Ft. Wayne Zone, LLL) for each person needs to be turned in by October 5.  There are entry forms in either entranceway of the church if you are interested in this benefit tournament.. 

Youth ushers for October are Caleb Buuck and Jarvis Cale.

Serving on Altar Guild in October are Sherril Bradtmueller and Shelly Kiefer.

Council Members:  The minutes from the September 5 Council Meeting are in your slots in the entranceway of the church.  The next meeting is Tuesday, October 3, at 8 p.m. in the church basement.

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 282 with 184 receiving Holy Communion; Sunday School – 46; Bible Class – 16; Early-bird Bible Class - 9

OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Fund

Last Week’s Contributions

Home Purpose

$14,288.56*

Missions

$885.56

*This amount includes a transfer of $10,000 from the Wyneken Contribution Account.

Wyneken News

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. 

The band’s fish/tenderloin dinner is fast approaching (Friday, October 6, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with dine-in and carry-outs available). Besides all you can eat fish and tenderloin, the meal includes cheesy scalloped potatoes, cole slaw, roll, homemade dessert, and drink.  The cost is $7 for adults (13 years of age or older), $4 (ages 6-12), and children five and under may eat free.  This will also give you an opportunity to meet the new band director, Mrs. Melissa Klamer.  Band parents, don’t forget to bring your dessert (two pies or a 9” x 13” pan)!

ISTEP testing (grades 3-8) concludes this week.  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.

Thanks to all who have brought in their surplus of gar den veggies and fruits.  It is greatly appreciated.  The school could also use ground beef and/or pork.  Indiana is a “testing ground” this year on government commodities and, as a result, is limited on the amount of beef and pork received through government commodities.  If you can help the school out, please contact Sharon Franke at 623-3992 (home) or 639-6177 (school).

Market Day order forms need to be returned to school by Thursday, September 28, with internet orders do by noon on Saturday, September 30.  Orders may be picked up on Thursday, October 5, from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the school’s cafeteria.  New items include crispy ChicNSteakes ($11.99) and cream cheese braided bread ($6.99).  Items on special include ground beef ($9.99), cod ($9.49) French Dip ($10.99), string cheese ($8.29), bacon wrapped pork tournedos ($9.59), BBQ pork ($12.49), boneless pork chops ($10.49), herb & garlic chicken steaks ($9.75), turkey burgers ($8.49), turkey steaks ($8.49), rack of pork roast ($5.29 per lb.), whole pork tenderloins ($12.98), Ocean Spray singles ($10.49), fish & chips ($11.79), large shrimp ($9.79), cod fillets ($12.99), catfish ($12.99), egg rolls ($10.49), chicken quesadilla rolls ($8.29), mini pizza bagels ($7.39), California blend ($7.59), apple slices ($6.79), garlic   bread slices ($5.75), pasta & vegetable blend ($7.39), cheesy garlic bread ($9.99), five cheese stone fired pizza ($7.49), beef stew ($9.99), broccoli cheese soup singles ($7.99), individual beef pot pies ($8.49), American cheese ($10.39), pretzels ($8.39), rainbow chocolate drop cookie dough ($5.99), triple chocolate bundt cake ($5.49), breakfast bundles ($10.49), breakfast quesadillas ($9.59), and cinnamon brown sugar bagel-ers ($7.69).  Don’t forget to look over the two inserts—chicken lover’s menu and Halloween trick or treats.  If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Franke (623-3992).

If you are interested in looking at Christmas cards & gift catalogs, please contact a Wyneken student.  Order forms need to be returned on Monday, September 25.  No late orders will be accepted this year.  Items should be available for pick up at parent/teacher conferences on October 25-26.  Some help will be needed on Monday or Tuesday, October 23 or 24, to help get the orders separated and delivered to the classroom.  If you can help, please call the school office (639-6177) or Stephanie Hartman (639-6000).  Thanks!

The teachers will be attending the INPEC conferences in Indianapolis on Monday and Tuesday, October 2 and 3.  Wyneken will not have classes on those days.

Gibby’s Photo Studios will be taking school pictures on Friday, October 6.   Order forms will be sent home soon.

Please note that this year the Scott’s ABC receipts have an expiration date on each receipt.  Please check your receipts and make sure that any with a September 30 expiration date are sent in to school as soon as possible.  We appreciate all those who save these receipts as well as the box tops from General Mills products and labels from the Campbell’s products.  By utilizing all of these programs, Wyneken is able to receive extra items to help our students.

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 by September 29.

Tables (only seven left) 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.

Thanks to all our Wyneken families who displayed yard signs advertising our school this fall.  Since we are well into the new school year now, we are asking that you take the signs down and store them until next spring when enrollment opens up again.  We will again off the yard signs to families next spring to display in their yards.

Sporting News

Wyneken offers a variety of sports for our students throughout the year.  Students have the opportunity to discover their interests, develop their talents, and have fun!  Parents are asked to be supportive of their children and to encourage them to do their best.  Players will make mistakes because that is a part of the learning process.  At games, parents (and all fans) should be offering positive comments to the players.  We want to build up the confidence of our children not tear it down.

Boys’ soccer:  The varsity team faces St. John, Flatrock, at Kreager 2 on Wednesday, September 27, at 5:30 p.m. and Suburban Bethlehem on Friday, September 29, at 4:15 p.m. at Suburban Bethlehem.  The JV teams plays Unity on Monday, September 25, at Unity at 4:15 p.m. and a possible game on Thursday, September 28, against Concordia.  No time or location was listed for the Thursday game.  Check a player for up-to-date information.

Girls’ volleyball:  The varsity (8th grade) has a match with St. John (downtown Ft. Wayne) at 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday, September 27, at 4:15 p.m. at St. John’s.  On Saturday, September 30, they face Central at 9:30 a.m. and Woodburn at 10:30 a.m. with matches at Wyneken.  Central and Woodburn face each other at 8:30 a.m.  The 6th grade team faces Central at Wyneken at 4:15 p.m. on Monday, September 25, with the 5th grade game to follow at 5:15 p.m.  The 6th graders face St. John’s Kendallville at Holy Cross on Thursday, September 28, at 5:30 p.m. The 7th grade squad may have a game on Thursday, September 28, but no other information was available.  Again, contact a player for the most up-to-date information. 

THIS WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

TODAY

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service

  10:30 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Class
  3:00 p.m. SRD Workshop @ Preble
MONDAY 7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
  7:00 p.m. Busy Women’s Bible Class
TUESDAY 6:00 a.m. Early Bird Bible Class
  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
  7:00 p.m. Meals of Grace Meeting
WEDNESDAY 8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  7:00 p.m. Choir
THURSDAY 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class @ Dorothy Heckman’s
SATURDAY 3:30 p.m. Lichtle/Davis Wedding
  7:00 p.m. LYF to Haunted Barn

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

October 1

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion (LWML Sunday) 

  10:30 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Class
  TBA LYF to Seminary for Lift High the Cross
October 2 7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
  7:00 p.m. Busy Women’s Bible Class
October 3 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
October 4 8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  7:00 p.m. Choir
October 5 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class
October 6 5:00 p.m.

Set up for Ossian Dollars for Scholars craft show

October 7 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Ossian Dollars for Scholars Craft Show

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