Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

We are glad you have chosen to worship with us this morning on this beautiful summer morning.  If you are a guest, we ask that you sign one of our guest registries.  There is a registry in either entranceway of the church.    Please come back and worship with us again soon.

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Pentecost 2
June 10, 2007

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Order of Service

Page 5
Special Music "Walk With Them Lord"

The Hymns

TLH #544, vv. 1-4; #590; #544, vv. 5-6

Readings

God has No Boundaries

I Kings 8:41-43

No boundary for people
Galatians 1:1-10 No boundary for the Gospel
Luke 7:1-10 No boundary for faith
Sermon  

The Acolyte

P. J. DeKoninck

+  Soli Deo Gloria  +

We thank Christopher Hull for delivering this morning’s sermon meditation.  We pray the Lord’s blessings upon him as he continues his studies for the ministry.

We thank Cindy Houser.  She will be playing the organ during Sandy’s recovery time from her surgery.  We also express our thanks to Shirley Drier and Jean Timm who shared their gift of song with us today.  They are singing in honor of all who have graduated this year.  May the Lord bless each of them.

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Cindy Krueckeberg, Glenn Buuck, Tina Bowen, Calvin Buuck, Leona Worth, Willis Conrad, Lin Gorman, and Kelly Stelow.  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, Bill Baumann, Sandy Blomenberg, Eugene Meyer (Tammy Dahling’s uncle, who is a patient at St. Joe), Larry Frazier (Tricia Hockemeyer’s stepfather), Troy Sinar (Dick & Donna Hileman’s nephew), Shirley Fuhrmann (sister-in-law of Ken and Stan Fuhrmann), who is now at Ossian Health Care, Rae Fuhrmann (our Wyneken kindergarten teacher), and Derek Shoaf (Evelyn Keuneke’s great nephew).

We remember in our prayers Candace Marie Sielschott and Andrew Scott McMullan who will be married this Saturday afternoon at Friedheim.  May the Lord bless this young couple as they begin their lives together.

We rejoice with Paul & Cindy Des Jean who will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary on Monday, June 11, and Gene & Irene Kiess who celebrate their 54th anniversary this Saturday, June 16.  May our Father in heaven, continue to be at the heart of their homes and bless and guide them.

We remember those who are serving our country—Brian Moeller who is in Iraq, Jason Putteet, Cam Koldyke (Audra’s husband), Josh Colwell (Tiffany’s husband), our reservists, Josh, Zach, and Jacob Stoppenhagen, Mike Brandt, and Brian Journay (grandson of Dick & Alma Miller), Justin Grant (Shirley Buuck’s nephew) who is in Afghanistan, Cody Kiess, grandson of Gene and Irene Kiess, and Aaron Allen and Toney Hempel, Lucile Stoppenhagen’s grandsons, who are both deployed in Iraq.  May the Lord protect and guide them in their missions.

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

Both the Busy Women’s Bible Class and the Monday Night Bible Class will not meet on Monday, June 11.  Classes will resume on the 18th.

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 broadcast on Sundays at 8:05 a.m. on WZBD (92.7 FM) and on WFCV (1090 AM) at 3:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Lutheran Hour can also be heard on WOWO (1190 AM) on Sunday mornings at 11 a.m.  Tune in!                                                                                                                                                  

You can tune in to Worship for Shut Ins on Sunday mornings at 6:30 a.m. on WPTA-TV Channel 21, on Digital 33.2 & Satellite 252 on Sunday mornings at 8 a.m., or on Comcast Cable Channel 55 on Sunday and Monday afternoons at 4 p.m.

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 – Shortly after God led the Israelites out of Egyptian bondage, they began to grumble and complain.  Even in the midst of God’s provisions, they weren’t satisfied.  Do we act like the Israelites?  Rather than humbly acknowledging that all of our blessings come from God and praising Him for sending His Son to suffer and die for our sins, we, too, show our lack of gratitude by grumbling and complaining.  We need to ask God for grateful hearts so that we will appreciate all the wonderful things that He does for us.  Through faith, God will grant us the desire to respond with words and deeds that bring Him glory.

The Morning Glories are having a work day this Tuesday, June 12.  They will be putting “loopers” together to make rag rugs.  If there is time, blue jean strips will be cut and sewn for rugs.  Bring your lunch.  Start time is 9 a.m., finishing up around 3 p.m.  If you can’t come for the whole day, come for just a portion of it.  Hope to see you on the 12th!!

“Lutheran Night” at the Wizards is this Friday, June 15.  It’s a doubleheader with a start time of 5:30 p.m.  The Wizards will be playing the Lugnuts (a minor league team of the Toronto Blue Jays).  You will receive a voucher for a Lutheran Night hat from Thrivent and have an opportunity to win a $50 gift certificate from the Wizards Souvenir Store, an autographed team bat, and a chance to throw out a ceremonial first pitch and more!  There will be a “Faster Pastor” trophy given to the Lutheran Pastor who has the best fastball in town.  Kids, if you have an “A” on your report card and bring your card to the Thrivent kiosk you will receive a free speed pitch voucher and free popcorn.  Two students will be selected to come back to the Wizards Christian concert on July 19 as a VIP guest, throwing out a ceremonial first pitch and meeting their favorite Wizards players.    “Quick Change,” recent contestants on “America’s Got Talent,” will also be at the game.  See Leesa Heckman today for your $3 tickets ($1 of each ticket goes to Lutheran Social Services).  There are 15 tickets left.

For a $10 donation, you can purchase a luminary in honor of a cancer survivor or in memory of someone who has lost that battle.  You can check with There will be a table outside this morning (weather permitting) this morning to sign up.  Luminaries need to be purchased today.  You might also wish to help sponsor one of our Relay for Life walkers—Marlene Conrad, Sharon, Brittany, & Anna Franke, Ashtyn Freimuth, Joyce & Leesa Heckman, Al, Shirley, &r Allison Hormann, Gene & Irene Kiess, Derek Schultz, Betty Sielschott, Cecelia Smith, Tracy & Deb Stevens, and Alex Weiland.  See them to give them your pledge!

Friedheim is asked to bring some food for the Relay supper on Friday, June 22. Two roasters of German potato salad and the hot dogs have already been donated, but we still need 100 servings of desserts (9’ x 13” disposable pans preferred).  Also, one worker is still needed for the 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. shift.  Please call Leesa Heckman (724-4340) if you are willing to work or make a food donation or stop by the table located outside this morning.

The LWML Quarterlies have arrived.  Pick up a copy.  There is so much information in there—stories, updates on mission grants, Bible studies, and news from the national organization and what’s going on in the Indiana District.  You can also visit the LWML website, www.lwml.org, for more information.  Check out both the Quarterly and the website!

The Thursday morning LWML Bible class is now on their summer schedule.  During June, July, and August, they meet once a month, on the second Thursday of the month.  Marlene Conrad will be hosting the June class at her home on Thursday, June 14, at 9 a.m.

Please note that the Wyneken Board of Education meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 12, at 7 p.m. rather than on its normal Thursday.  Thanks!

Take a moment to look over the insert in today’s bulletin concerning the national offering to help prepare pastors for the ministry.  The money contributed will be divided with two-thirds of your gift going to support the Seminaries in St. Louis and Ft. Wayne, with the remaining third going to support seminaries of LCMS partner churches around the world. Keep these gentlemen in your prayers as they study for the ministry.

There are two games this week for the men’s softball team.  They face Bingen today at 3:30 p.m. and Union on Tuesday, June 12, at 8:30 p.m. Both games are at Hoagland’s Fireman’s Park.  Any questions, you can contact Jason Buuck (413-0702).

Don’t forget to check out our website, www.zionfriedheim.org.  Take a look at the picture of the Class of 2007!

Friedheim is in charge of providing birthday cakes for Lutheran Home’s birthday celebrations in July.  The cakes are needed by July 11.  Please see Donna Hileman if you are willing to help.  She’ll get you all the details.

Shelly Kiefer is our coordinator for the “Meals of Grace” program for the month of June.  Contact her at 547-4327 if you know of someone who could benefit from this ministry.

The congregation is invited to an open house in honor of Arnold and Margaret Stoppenhagen’s 70th wedding anniversary.  Please come to the Heritage Room at Concord Village at Lutheran Home on Saturday, June 23, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. to celebrate this special day with this special couple.  No gifts please, your presence is the greatest gift they could receive.

Peace Lutheran Church in Berne is asking for your help.  Their church is located directly across from the grandstand at this year’s Swiss Day’s parade.  They are looking for donations of bottled water to be sold during this time.  You can drop your donations off at Pastor Dahling’s and he’ll see that the congregation of Berne gets them.  Thanks!

You will have an opportunity to attend a Gottesdienst (German Church Service) at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 709 West Jefferson Blvd., in Ft. Wayne today at 12:45 p.m.  Experience a traditional German-language service led by Pastor Detlev Schultz with a musical performance by the Suzuki Children. 

You can still register for the Concordia Theological Seminary’s Grand Ol’e Lutheran Fellowship (GOLF) Outing on Saturday, June 23, at Cobblestone Golf Course in Kendallville, Indiana.  Check-in begins at noon with the outing officially beginning at 1 p.m. with a shotgun start.  A requested donation of $85 will cover green fees, cart, and a catered dinner.  The field is limited the 144 golfers—so register early by contacting Nancy Embler (260-452-2162) or Annette Gard (260-452-2249).  All proceeds go toward the construction of a community playground.

A golf outing, sponsored by the Decatur Men’s FastPitch Softball League, is set for Saturday, July 14, beginning at 7:30 a.m. at Grey Goose in Decatur.  The cost is $180 for a four-person team.  Please contact Todd Busick at 223-1834 to register your team.

There will be an open meeting after the worship service on Sunday, June 24.  The meeting should last about 20 minutes.  We will be discussing the new hymnbook.  Please plan on staying for the discussion!

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 237 with 179 receiving Holy Communion; Monday Night Bible Class – 7; Busy Women’s Bible Class – 4; Early-bird Bible Class – 10

OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Fund

Last Week’s Contributions

Home Purpose

$6,370.96

Missions

$569.00

Wyneken contributions for May were $6,070 with a year-to-date total of $18,895.

Wyneken News

SCRIP will be available throughout the summer months by contacting our SCRIP representative, Kim Weiland.  Going on vacation? Attending a wedding? A graduation party?   Consider SCRIP for all those upcoming events.  See Kim this morning to make your purchases.  You can E-mail Kim at kimw@sgiinc.com and place your SCRIP order. 

Do you know of anyone who might be interested in our pre-school and pre-kindergarten classes?  The three-year-old class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., while the four-year-old class meets on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  Open enrollment for all classes will continue through the summer.  Contact the school office (639-6177) if interested in enrolling or if you wish more information about the school.

Don’t forget to save your box tops, Campbell’s labels, and pop tabs over the summer and don’t forget those toner cartridges too.  Save them over them summer and bring them in next fall. Thanks for supporting these various fund-raising activities. 

Congratulations to Allison Hormann and Derek Schultz who were two of the four Wyneken 8th graders presented with the American Citizenship Award last Monday.  This award is given to students who possess a positive attitude, strength in character, academic success, and courage to do what is right at Wyneken.  Great job!

Mark your calendar for Saturday, June 16.  Beginning at 8 a.m. that morning, there will be a school work day.  Your help is needed to do some clean up work.  Please bring buckets and rags.  With everyone’s help, we should finish up around noon.

Attention parents of 7th and 8th graders:  Applications for Indiana’s 21st Century Scholarship are available in the school office.  They need to be returned to the state by June 30.

Summer office hours at Wyneken will be from 9 a.m. to noon.

The next Nelson chicken and rib sale will be held on Father’s Day, June 17.  Tickets are available this morning from Gunnar Cale or Ethan Lichtle ($5 for one-half chicken and $6 for ribs).  On the 17th serving will end at 11:30 a.m.  So make sure you have your food picked up by that time!  Again, your support of their fund-raising efforts is truly appreciated. 

The faculty and staff of Wyneken Memorial Lutheran School wish all a fun, Christ-filled summer and look forward to seeing the students again on Monday, August 20.

Sporting News

Tim Scheumann has served as our Athletic Director for several years and has done an excellent job.  He has decided to resign from this position; however, and we are now looking for a new Athletic Director.  If you are interested in this position or have questions about the duties, please contact Lowell Timm or a member of the School Board.  Remember, Randy Everett, Scott Hormann, and Duane Kiess are Friedheim’s representatives on the Board.  We would like to fill this position as soon as possible.

A basketball open gym for both boys and girls in grades 4 on up is being held at Wyneken on Sundays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Open gym will be held until the start of soccer this fall.  There will be no open gym on holiday weekends or as announced at open gym. 

THIS WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

TODAY

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service

  3:30 p.m.

Men’s softball vs. Bingen

TUESDAY 6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class

  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories Work Day
  7:00 p.m. Wyneken Board of Education
  8:30 p.m. Men's Softball vs. Union
THURSDAY 8:00 a.m. Thrivent Meeting @ Adams Memorial
  9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class @ Marlene Conrad’s
FRIDAY 5:30 p.m. Wizards ballgame
SATURDAY 8:00 a.m. Wyneken School Cleaning
  4:30 p.m. Sielschott/McMullan Wedding

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

June 17

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion                

    (Nelson’s chicken & ribs after service)
  5:00 p.m. Men’s softball vs. Ossian
June 18 7:00 p.m.

Busy Women’s Bible Class

  7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
June 19 6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class

  7:00 p.m. Men's Softball vs. Flatrock
June 20   July Newsletter Articles Needed in church office
June 21 4:00 p.m. Relay for Life supper
  6:00 p.m. Relay Walk begins
  9:15 p.m. Luminaria Ceremony
June 22 Noon Walk concludes