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 18
October 8, 2006

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Opening Hymn “Jesus Shall Reign Where’er the Sun”

TLH #511

     

The Invocation

 

 

P:  P:   In the Name of the Father (+), and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

 

C:  Amen.

 

 

 

 

The Words of the Lord

 

 

P:   All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23).

 

C:   Yet, God shows His love for us in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us (Romans 5:8).

P:   If Thou, O Lord, shouldest mark iniquities, Lord, who shall stand? (Psalm 130:4)

 

C:   The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world!” (John 1:29)

P:   For the Son of Man is come to save that which was lost (Matthew 18:11).

 

C:   Who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth (2 Timothy 2:4).

P:   Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven (Matthew 5:16).

C:   If you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved (Romans 10:9).

P:   Man believes with his heart and is so justified and he confesses with his lips and so is saved (Romans 10:10).

C:   But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria and to the end of the earth (Acts 1:8).

P:   We cannot but speak of what we have seen and heard (Acts 4:20).

 

C:   Faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes by the preaching of Christ (Romans 10:17).

All:   I am not ashamed of the Gospel:  It is the power of God for salvation to everyone who has faith, to the Jew first and also to the Greek (Romans 1:16).

 

 

 

Theme of the Day

The Christian & His Opposition

 

Jeremiah 11:18-20  

Jeremiah asks vengeance upon his enemies

 

James 3:13 – 4:6

Opposition has its source in worldly wisdom

 

Mark 9:30-37

Jesus goes to Jerusalem to face His oppressors

 

 

 

 

The Sermon Hymn

“From Greenland’s Icy Mountains”

TLH #495

 

 

 

The Sermon

“Mission Work is God’s Work”  Mark 4:26-34

1.      God empowers us to spread the Gospel.

2.      God gives life to the Gospel.

3.      God brings the Gospel to full growth.

 

 

 

 

The Gathering of the Morning Offerings

 

 

 

 

The Litany for the Spread of the Church

 

P:   O God the Father, Who made Jesus, Your Son, the cornerstone of the Church;

 

C:   Have mercy on us.

 

P:   O Christ, head of Your body, the church, which You purchased with Your blood;

 

C:   Have mercy on us.

 

P:   O Spirit of holiness and truth, who sanctifies, guides, and empowers the Church.

 

C:   Have mercy on us.

 

P:   Remember not, O Lord, our offenses, our omissions, and our trust in our own abilities.  Spare Your people whom You have redeemed with the precious blood of Jesus and take not Your Holy Spirit from us.

C:   Spare us, Good Lord.

 

P:   From fear of the future, from lack of zeal, from wrong priorities, and from concern for self more than others.

 

C:   Lord, save Your church.

 

P:   From friendship with the world, from lust for power, from discord, from division, from pride, from stubbornness, and from unfaithfulness,

C:    Save Your church, Lord.

 

P:   Cause those who have been washed in the waters of Baptism to be filled with joy in their own birth and to be desirous of telling everyone of Your good grace in Jesus Christ.

C:   Lord, hear our prayer.

 

P:   Help us to see these United States of America as a field ripe for harvest and reach out to every place and person, whether in town or village, city or country, suburb or ghetto, whether to newly-arrived or seventh generation, black or white, yellow or brown, rich or poor, neighborly or hostile;

C:   Lord, hear our prayer.

 

P:   Remove from our minds worldly distinctions of race, tribe, nation, language, dialect, political affiliation, wealth, or family background; help us to see everyone as a person from whom our Lord Jesus died on the tree of the cross that each might have eternal life;

C:   Lord, hear our prayer.

 

P:   Give us zeal for Your Kingdom’s growth that we may be lead to serve in our own neighborhood or in a strange place, that we may pray for the success of workers who serve in our stead, that we may with cheerful hearts give generously of our resources, and that we may work while it is still day before the night comes and no one can work.

C:   Lord, hear our prayer.

 

P:   Cause us to remember the sheep that are not of the fold to seek out the wandering and the lost, to proclaim the forgiveness of sins to the penitent, and to be impatient about reaching the whole world with the good news of Jesus, our Savior.

C:   Lord, hear our prayer.

 

P:   Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly than all we ask or think, to Him be glory in the Church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever.

C:   Amen.

 

 

 

 

Other Special Prayers of the People of God at Friedheim

 

 

 

 

The Lord’s Prayer

 

 

 

 

The Benediction

 

 

 

 

 

The Closing Hymn

“Hark! The Voice of Jesus Crying”

TLH #496

 

 

 

The Acolyte

Matt Gorman

 

+  Soli Deo Gloria  +

We thank Emil Woerner, our fieldworker, for delivering this morning’s sermon message.  May the Lord continue to bless Emil as he continues his studies for the ministry.

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Dana Myers, Mike Heckman, Ashley Hunkins, Carley Manley, JoEllen Eidam, Melina Rae Baumann (her first!), Joyce Heckman, Kaitlyn Jenkins, Lucile Stoppenhagen, Julie Adkison, Tonya Bobay, Robert Buuck, Jon Kaehr, Rhonda Linnemeier, Ashlyn Walker, Cindy Berning, and Mark Buuck.  We also remember in our prayers Pam Brewer, our Wyneken 6th grade teacher, Lisa Kiess who teaches at Adams Central, and Stan Stoppenhagen, one of our Sunday School teachers.   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 has returned home, Roz Schamerloh who continues her treatments, and Bill Fuhrman.

We remember in our prayers Brad Schamerloh and Autumn Hickey who will be married at Zion Lutheran Church in Decatur this Saturday, October 14.  May the Lord be at the heart of their home as they begin their lives together.

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

Our Adult Bible Class doesn’t meet this morning because of our Quarterly Voters’ Meeting.  Next week we will continue looking at Bible stories from the Old Testament with the story of David and Goliath.  The mighty Goliath was a giant, a fierce and mighty warrior. He threatened Israel and insulted the Lord of hosts. David shows tremendous courage and a genuine faith as he goes to battle.  With the Lord by our side, we can be victorious despite the odds.

A Note from our Sunday School:  Sunday School will dismiss at 10:45 a.m. on non-communion Sundays and at 11 a.m. on communion Sundays.  Parents, hope this helps you to know when to pick up your children.

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? 

Our Quarterly Voters’ Meeting will be held following the worship service this morning.  All members are invited to stay and listen to the reports from the various boards and committees.

Board of Stewardship’s Food for Thought – Scripture is full of instances where God has used ordinary people like us to accomplish extraordinary things.  He chose a stammering Moses to lead His people out of bondage, self-serving fishermen, James and John, to lead His Church and spread the Gospel, impulsive Peter’s confession upon which to build His Church, and Paul, who spoke of a thorn in his flesh, to be the first great missionary of the Christian Church.  God uses imperfect people, those whom the world considers weak and flawed, to extend His kingdom.  When we allow ourselves to be used by God in whatever way He chooses, He takes our meager talents and blesses them.

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.  Invitations were mailed last Tuesday.  If you didn’t receive one and you were married in the year 2000 or after, please contact the church office. 

Thanks to all those who have volunteered to serve as coordinators for the “Meals of Grace” program.  Dawn Buuck is handling October activities.  If you want to be a part of this ministry, call Kris Blomenberg (547-4673).

The LYF has several activities coming up in the next few weeks.  The children’s Halloween party will be held 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 Wednesday night, October 25, at 7:30 p.m.  The aluminum can/newspaper drive will be held on Saturday, October 28, beginning at 8 a.m.  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 Busy Women’s Bible Class meets on Monday evenings in the Parish Hall at 7 p.m.  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. 

A Note from the Trustees:  Both Kris Blomenberg and Mark Witte have expressed a desire to “retire” from their positions.  Kris as church custodian and Mark from cash renting the church ground.  Their faithful service will be missed.  Please contact the Trustees (Chris Lichtle, Marc Lichtle, J. D. Nidlinger, or Sean Sielschott) as soon as possible if you have questions about these jobs or would like to submit a bid.  Thanks!

The Morning Glories will be going to Concordia High School’s craft show sponsored by the JROTC this Saturday, October 14.  Show hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  (Last week’s show at Ossian Elementary School was cancelled.)  Set up time is from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on the 14th.  Items will be loaded on Friday around 4 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 13.  If you would like to help work at the show, you can contact Marlene Conrad or Shirley Buuck.

The Quarterly LWML meeting is this Tuesday, October 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the church basement.  Tonya Meyer will be our guest and will speak about her experiences and impressions as the Young Women’s Representative at the recent convention.  Election of officers and discussion about the up-coming Advent by Candlelight event will be on the agenda.  Ladies, don’t forget to bring your mites.  There are envelopes in either entranceway of the church.  If you can’t make the meeting, you may place your mite envelope in the offering plate, in the box in the entranceway of the church, or give it to Cindy Wass, LWML treasurer.

The joint LLL/LWML Rally will be held next Sunday, October 15, at St. Peter, Fuelling, at 3 p.m.  The featured topic will be the Decatur Zone assistance in the aftermath of the Katrina disaster.  All are welcome to come.

Our congregation has been invited to St. James Ev. Lutheran Church (430 Ninth Street, Logansport, Indiana  46947) on Sunday, October 29, to help Rev. Marvin Hinkle celebrate his 40 years in the preaching and teaching ministry.  The Divine Service begins at 10:15 a.m. (EDST).  (Don’t forget about the time change on the 28th when we fall back one hour.)  There will be special music and choir selections.  Following the worship service there will be a carry-in meal (meat and drink provided) in the Parish Hall.  Please bring a side dish to share and your own table service.  Following the meal, there will be a program and presentations.  Letters of cards and encouragement may be sent to the church’s address (see address above).  We pray that the Lord continues to bless Rev. Hinkle and Harriet, as he continues to serve the Lord.

Please take a moment to look over the flier about Lutheran Home Auxiliary’s Fall Bazaar and Oktoberfest on Friday and Saturday, October 20 and 21.  Pre-sale Oktoberfest tickets ($5) can be purchased from Donna Hileman, our key lady.

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.  You may place your check along with your name in an envelope marked “Witness” and place it in the offering plate.  The church will receive a bill and will write one check for all the subscriptions.  Thanks so much for your help in this matter!

Reserve Saturday, October 28, for the 32nd Annual Convention of the LLL in Decatur, Indiana.  Inspiring speakers, good meals, and visiting with friends from all over the District will make it an exciting day.  Registration forms are in either entranceway of the church and need to be returned to Al Hormann.  Anyone attending the convention may bring a box or two of items for the Orphan Grain Train.  Gene Wint is bringing transportation to take these donations to their Southern Indiana warehouse for shipping.

Michael Hollman, will present his annual organ recital at Zion Lutheran Church, 2313 South Hanna Street in Ft. Wayne on Sunday, October 22, at 3:00 p.m.  Admission is free.  Come and enjoy great organ music!

Ft. Wayne Lutherans for Life are having a pancake and sausage breakfast today until noon at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 917 West Jefferson in Ft. Wayne.  Breakfast will be made when you order.  There will be a free-will offering with proceeds going for pro-life events.

You are invited to St. Peter’s (Fuelling) Swiss steak and grilled chicken dinner today.  Serving will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children 12 years of age or younger.  The menu includes Swiss steak or grilled chicken, baked potatoes, green beans, dinner roll, Jello salad or applesauce, dessert (pie, cake, or delights), and drink.  A bazaar featuring quilts, crafts, and baked goods will also be held.  Carryouts available.

“A Taste of New Orleans” will be held at Concordia Lutheran High School next Sunday, October 15, at 5 p.m.  Join Hurricane Katrina survivors and relief workers for an evening of southern food, fellowship, and information.  Learn how you can still help.  (Check out the fliers in either entranceway of the church for more information.)  Tickets are just $5.  You can call Emmanuel Lutheran Church (423-1369) for reservations or send $5 for each ticket (checks payable to Indiana District-LCMS) to Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 917 West Jefferson, Ft. Wayne, IN  46802.

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 229 with 169 receiving Holy Communion; Sunday School – 48; Bible Class – 19

OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Fund

Last Week’s Contributions

Home Purpose

$5,912.56

Missions

$585.00

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. 

Sealed bids are being taken for the used meat slicer from the kitchen.  If you are interested in submitting a bid, sent it to school, ATTN:  KITCHEN.  The last day to submit a bid is this Friday, October 13.

Students who ride East Allen busses will need to find transportation both to and from school on Friday, October 13, as they observe a system in-service day.

The Wyneken 8th grade class invites you to the school carnival to be held from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 15.  It will be a “western” theme this year with food, fun, games, and a silent auction.  Come out and have a good time!  (See the flier included in this morning’s bulletin for some of the silent auction items.)  Pre-sale game tickets for the carnival will be available after school on the Wednesday – Friday, October 11 – 13.  You can get six tickets for $1.  The day of the carnival the tickets will sell for five for $1.  The profits from this event will go towards the class’s trip to DC next spring.

The 8th grade class is selling Gold Canyon candles from now through October 30.  You must pay for your candles at the time you purchase them.  (Friedheim’s 8th graders include Brittany Franke, Ashtyn Freimuth, Matt Gorman, Allison Hormann, Jessica Linnemeier, Derek Schultz, and Alex Weiland.)  There is a sample of scents available to help you choose your candles. 

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.

Sporting News

Boys’ soccer:  Round 3 play will be at 5 p.m. at the Ft. Wayne Sport Club with the tournament championship game played on Thursday, October 12, at 6 p.m. at the Ft. Wayne Sport Club.  The JV team concludes their season this week a game on Wednesday, October 11, at Central at 4 p.m.  The JV soccer party is scheduled for Friday, October 13, with the boys’ facing their parents!  A special thanks goes out to all who have coached these young men.  The giving of your time and knowledge is much appreciated.

Girls’ volleyball:  The 7th & 8th grade squads face St. Joe (Decatur) at Wyneken on Tuesday, October 10, with the 7th grade match starting at 4:15 p.m. followed by the 8th graders at 5:15 p.m.  The LSAA tourney begins on Saturday, October 14.  (Game times, location, and opponents were not available as the bulletin was printed.)  The JV team finishes their season this week.  The 6th grade squad faces St. Paul on Monday, October 9, at St. Paul at 4:15 p.m. The 5th and 6th grade squads will play St. Peter at St. Peter on Thursday, October 12, with the 5th graders playing at 4:15 p.m. followed by the 6th graders at 5:30 p.m.  There will be a 5th and 6th grade tournament at Wyneken on Saturday, October 14.  No other information was available.  As always, check with a player for the most up-to-date info!

Would you be interested in coaching the 5th grade boys’ or girls’ basketball teams?  Since the basketball season will begin soon, please contact Tim Scheumann (639-6085) as soon as possible.  Thanks! 

THIS WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

TODAY

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service (Mission Sunday)

  10:15 a.m. Quarterly Voters’ Meeting
  10:15 a.m. Sunday School
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
  7:30 p.m. LWML Quarterly Meeting
WEDNESDAY 8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  7:00 p.m. Choir
THURSDAY 8:00 a.m. Thrivent Meeting @ Adams Memorial
  9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class @ Lucile Stoppenhagen’s
  7:00 p.m.

Wyneken School Board

FRIDAY 4:00 p.m. Load items for Concordia Show
  9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Concordia High School Craft Show
SATURDAY 4:30 p.m.

Schamerloh/Hickey Wedding @ Zion,Decatur

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

October 15

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

  10:30 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Class
  3:00 p.m. LWML/LLL Fall Rally at Fuelling
    Reservations for Newlywed fellowship due
October 16 7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
  7:00 p.m. Busy Women’s Bible Class
October 17 6:00 a.m. Early Bird Bible Class
  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
  9:00 a.m. Donation Day at the Seminary
October 18 8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  All Day Tabea Society Extra Quilting
  7:00 p.m. Choir
October 12 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class
October 20-21   Lutheran Home Fall Bazaar & Oktoberfest

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