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 20
October 22, 2006

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Order of Service

Page 5

The Hymns

TLH #11; #625; #624

The Readings

God’s Intention for the Family

Genesis 2:18-24

God intends husbands and wives to be one

Hebrews 2:9-11

God intends the family of man to be the family of Christ

Mark 10:2-16

God intends marriage to be life long

Sermon

“The Savior’s Perspective on Children” - Mark 10:2-16   

Jesus asks parents to permit their children to come to Him.  Bring your children to Jesus and permit them –

  1. To be blessed by Jesus (v. 16)

  2. To know Jesus by our instruction

  3. To come to Jesus by Baptism (v. 14)

The Acolyte

Jessica Linnemeier

+  Soli Deo Gloria  +

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Kyle Freimuth, Gerhard Kiefer (his 90th!), Roz Schamerloh, Toney Bergman, Marlene DeKoninck, Karen Gallmeyer, Addy Schuller, Kevin Heckman, Grace Bradtmueller, Shirley Buuck, Karen Chichester, and Dale Gallmeyer.  We also remember in our prayers Jean Timm, our Wyneken 4th grade teacher, Sara Rhymer who teaches in the North Adams system, and Sara Werling, 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 Hildegard Kiefer who is in Adams Memorial, Roz Schamerloh who continues her treatments, Bill Fuhrman, and Leanne Busick, our Wyneken vocal music teacher who is recovering following knee replacement surgery.

We thank Lori Conrad and Elizabeth Gadbaw for their gift of music this morning.  They are playing their flutes at various times during today’s service.  We pray that the Lord will continue to bless them.

We also welcome the Wyneken 6th and 7th grade choir and their families along with their choir director, Melissa Klamer.  We thank them for sharing their gift of song this morning.  May the Lord continue to bless them.

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

In this morning’s Adult Bible Class, we will continue looking at Bible stories from the Old Testament with the story of David and Jonathan.  By all rights Jonathan and David should have been sworn enemies. Jonathan’s father, Saul, on numerous occasions sought David’s life. In frustration Saul would threaten to destroy his own son because of his association with David.  Yet, through every circumstance David and Jonathan remained brothers. We learn of genuine friendship, which mirrors the love the Savior has demonstrated to a sinful world.

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? 

Board of Stewardship’s Food for Thought – Jim Elliot, who was a missionary and a martyr for his faith, gave us this profound statement:  “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.”  Through faith, we understand the truth of this statement.  All of our worldly possessions will at some time be taken away from us.  WE will lose them during our lifetimes, or they will be taken away at death.  They cannot be kept forever.  However, we have the opportunity to use our material possessions in service to the Lord by giving to those in need and God’s Church.  What we give through faith will provide spiritual dividends for us as well as for others.  As Paul wrote, “[The gifts you sent] are a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God” (Philippians 4:18).  In verse 17, he wrote, “not that I am looking for a gift, but I am looking for what may be credited to your account.”  What we do in Christ’s name for Him, we cannot lose.

The Board of Stewardship, with regrets, must cancel tonight’s newlywed’s fellowship dinner.  Too few couples were able to attend.

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’s 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 on Wednesday night, October 25, at 7:30 p.m. and with many willing hands should only take one hour.  The aluminum can/newspaper drive is on Saturday, October 28, at 8 a.m. and finishing up around 11 a.m.  If you would like to have the youth pick up your papers and/or cans, please contact one of the LYF counselors—Mike or Denise Conrad or Jerry Bultemeyer.   Extra adult help is needed for that day as several of our youth counselors have other obligations and cannot be at the paper/can drive.  Please let Mike Conrad or Jerry Bultemeyer know if you can help out by either supervising at the Parish Hall or helping drive to pick up papers.    Following the worship service on Sunday, October 29, the youth will meet in the Parish Hall and work on putting together college/servicemen care packages.  Don’t forget to bring a regular-sized shoe box. 

A Note from the Trustees:  Kris Blomenberg has expressed a desire to “retire” from her position and a new church custodian is needed.  Bids for groundskeeper and Parish Hall custodian will also be needed soon.  Please contact the Trustees (Chris Lichtle, Marc Lichtle, J. D. Nidlinger, or Sean Sielschott) if you have questions about these jobs or would like to submit a bid.  Thanks!

A Note from our Board of Finance:  Although Thrivent has increased their 2006 budget for their GivingPlus program by 20%, the usage of this program has increased significantly and the matching funds will, in all probability, be used up before year-end.  In order for you to get the full benefit of matching funds for your Wyneken contribution, get your matching forms turned in as soon as possible.  Once Thrivent’s budget is reached, they will stop matching.  Any questions about this program should be directed to Mike Heckman (622-7010).

The Morning Glories would like to thank those who helped with, transported items, or donated items for the last craft show.  Sales totaled $321.75 at Concordia.  Our next show will be at South Adams High School on Saturday, November 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Set up will be on Friday, November 3, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Anyone willing to help at this show or transport items to and/or from the show are asked to contact Marlene Conrad or Shirley Buuck.  Thanks!!

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.

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 today.  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.  Rev. Kevin Wendt will share his experiences while in Thailand and Dr. Keith Harvey will share his experiences while in Kyrgyzstan.  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.

Our congregation is invited to join Peace Lutheran Church, Berne, as they install their pastor, Rev. Donald Sauls, on Sunday, October 29, at 2 p.m. 

Make plans to attend the Circuit Reformation Service to be held at St. John’s Bingen on Sunday, October 29.  The program begins with a 6:30 p.m. lecture, Bach’s Well-Ordered Music.”   The worship service begins at 7 p.m. with special guests Dr. Daniel G. Reuning and the Bach Collegium. 

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

Lutheran Church Extension Fund is offering a special nine-month note at 6:136% APY.  This new investment note is available to all congregations and individuals with a minimum investment of $500.  This promotion is available only until the LCEF raises the $50 million needed to meet the increasing loan demand or December 31, 2006, whichever comes first.  For more information, you can go online at www.lcef.org or call Carolyn Shelton at 1-800-837-1145, extension 203.  (There are also application forms located in either entrance of the church.)

Voigt’s Retreat, Inc. is sponsoring its Annual Sausage and Sauerkraut Supper on Saturday, October 28, from 5:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. at Zion’s Bauer Hall, 2313 S. Hanna Street at Creighton Ave.  The cost is $7 for ages 12 to adult and $3 for ages 3 – 11.  Carryouts are available.  If you need more information, please contact the church office at 744-1489. 

St. John’s Bingen invites you to their Swiss steak dinner on Sunday, October 29.  Serving begins at 10:30 a.m. and carryouts are available.

New Hope Lutheran Church is having their senior citizen’s dinner and program on Thursday, November 2, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in their Fellowship Hall.  Their will be a sing-a-long with Ed Higgins and entertainment by the Mossbury Strings.  A free-will offering will be taken to help defray the cost of the food.  Please call New Hope’s church office (622-7954) by Monday, October 30, for reservations.

You are invited to St. John Flatrock for their fish and tenderloin dinner by Ed Fox on Saturday, November 4.  Serving will be from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.    The cost is $7 for children, $4.50 for children ages 6-12, and free for children ages five and under.  Carryouts are available.  Thrivent will provide matching funds for this event.

Martini Lutheran Church, 333 Moeller Road in New Haven is having an all-you-can eat fish and tenderloin dinner on Saturday, November 4.  Serving will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. with Pampered Chef preparing the meal.  The cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children six to 11, and free for those children ages five and younger.  Thrivent is sponsoring this event.

The Valpo Club of Ft. Wayne invites you to support your Lutheran University as they face IPFW in men’s basketball on Monday, November 13.  There is a buffet dinner at 5:30 p.m. in the Century Club Room at Memorial Coliseum with the game beginning at 7 p.m.  The buffet includes hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken breast, potato salad, cole slaw, salad, cookies, brownies, and beverages.  At halftime, stop back in for snacks and beverages.  The cost for this event is $20 per person for adults and $15 for children 12 and younger.  (This probably doesn’t include the cost of the ticket for the game and the parking.)  For reservations, contact the VU Office of Alumni Relations at 800-833-6792, extension 23, by Friday, November 3.

Dads, do you remember when your little girl first smiled at you and all the hopes and dreams you envisioned?  Fathers, grandfathers, uncles, etc. are so important in a girl’s life no matter what age.  Fort Wayne Lutherans for Life want to honor, encourage, and equip you in your role.  A date night is planned for
Saturday, November 4, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 917 West Jefferson.  A candlelight dinner with music, door prizes, and entertainment from the Riverside Dance Group will be provided.  The cost is $5 per person and reservations need to be made by calling Becki at Emmanuel Lutheran Church (423-1369).

We wanted to take this opportunity to thank Pastor Dahling for his support, visits, and prayers during Heath’s recent hospitalization and recovery.  He’s doing great now!  We also thank the congregation for their thoughtfulness with their cards, prayers, and Christian care and concern. – Mark, Dian, Jared, and Heath Witte

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 249 with 195; Sunday School – 48; Bible Class - 19; Monday Evening Bible Class – 6; Early-bird Bible Class - 11

OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Fund

Last Week’s Contributions

Home Purpose

$5,387.93

Missions

$140.00

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. 

The first quarter ended last Friday, October 20, with report cards issued on Tuesday, October 24.  Parent teacher conferences are scheduled for Wednesday & Thursday, October 25 & 26.  These dates will be half-day of classes with school dismissing at 12:25 p.m.  (Students riding East Allen busses will need to find transportation home both days.)  No classes will be held on our fall break on Friday, October 27.

The Christmas catalog orders will be distributed at the parent/teacher conferences.  Parents, don’t forget to get these items at the conference.  If there is any problem(s) with your orders, please contact the Committee or leave a note in the school office explaining what is missing, broken, etc.  Thanks!

Mrs. Melissa Klamer, our band director, will temporarily fill in for Mrs. Leanne Busick, our vocal music teacher, while Leanne is recovering from knee surgery.  Since Mrs. Klamer is available mornings only, the daily schedule has been temporarily rearranged.  However, the Wyneken Choir, which has been meeting on Tuesdays after school, will not be meeting until Mrs. Busick returns to school later this year.

Market Day order forms need to be returned to school by Thursday, October 26, with Internet orders due by noon on Saturday, October 28.  Pick up day is Thursday, November 2, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the cafeteria.  New items for November are Mediterranean pizza ($6.69 for two) and BBQ chicken pizzas ($849 for two).  Specials this month include ¼ pound ground beef patties ($11.49) fully cooked pot roast ($13.47), whole pork tenderloins ($12.98), chicken fries ($11.89) oven-ready butterfly shrimp ($14.29), shrimp & crab parmesan dip ($9.99), Gatorade kid-size variety pack ($15.49), Florentine lasagna roll-ups ($8.29), Philly cheese steak kit ($11.49), peas ($8.39), cheese pizza eat-zzas ($6.49), apple blossoms. ($8.29), lemon delight bars ($7.49), and sausage & egg pancake sandwich ($10.79).  It’s also pie bonus days!  Each mouth-watering selection helps Wyneken earn more in November.  Also take time to look over the holiday selections.  The website is www.marketday.com and can be accessed 24/7.

Adams Memorial Hospital is sponsoring a “Safe Sitter Class” to be held on Friday, October 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for children ages 11-13.  The cost is $25 per student.  Scholarships are available.  To pre-register (required) or for more information about the class or the scholarship, call Coleen at 724-2145, extension 1480.

The Wyneken band will again be marching in Decatur’s Calithumpian parade on Monday, October 30.  The parade begins at 7 p.m. with band students to be at the normal meeting spot (the entrance to Stranton Way) at 6:30 p.m.

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. 

The tables are all sold (with a possibility of opening up another classroom if enough interest is shown) for Wyneken’s December 2 craft show.  If you would still like to have a booth at the sale, please contact Hollie Hormann (724-8538) or Kelly Todd (639-7291).  Table rental is $25.  Mark your calendar and plan on coming to the craft show for the cookie corner (they go fast!), a wide variety of crafts to look over, and a wonderful lunch menu.  See you on Saturday, December 2!!

Sporting News

The varsity boys’ basketball teams will soon start preparing for their Indy tournament to be held the weekend of November 3-5.  Spirit Days will be held the week of October 30.

THIS WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

TODAY

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service

  10:15 a.m.

Lutheran Witness Subscription Due

  10:15 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Class  
  5:30 p.m. Newlywed Fellowship Dinner
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
    Newsletter items needed in church office
WEDNESDAY 8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  7:00 p.m. Choir
  7:30 p.m. LYF to set up for Halloween Party
THURSDAY 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class @ Ann Crosby’s
  6:30 p.m. Children’s Halloween Party
SATURDAY 8:00 a.m.

LYF paper & aluminum can drive

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

October 29

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

  10:15 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Class  
  2:00 p.m. Installation of Rev. Sauls (Peace, Berne)
  6:30 p.m. Circuit Reformation Service @ Bingen
October 30 7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
  7:00 p.m. Busy Women’s Bible Class
October 31 6:00 a.m. Early Bird Bible Class
  8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
November 1 All Day  Tabea Society
  7:00 p.m. Choir
November 2 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class
November 3 7:00 p.m. Set up for South Adams Craft Show
November 4 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Bazaar @ South Adams
  5:30 p.m. Werling/Rothert Wedding  (Seymour, IN)

The Lutheran Hymnal midi files copyright © 1998 Rev. Richard Jordan, used by permission