Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

We are glad you have chosen to worship with us this morning on this Father’s Day.   If you are communing, take a moment to complete a communion registration card.  Cards can be found in either entranceway of the church and may be given to one of the Deacons or placed in the offering plate.  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 3
June 17, 2007

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Order of Service

Page 46

The Hymns

TLH #6; #522, vv. 1-5, #38, #315; #522 vv. 6-7

Readings

God’s Power of Life Over Death

I Kings 17:17-24     

Power of life through Elijah
Galatians 1:11-24  Power of life in Paul’s conversion
Luke 7:11-17 Power of life in Jesus Christ
Sermon

“Power of Life in Jesus Christ” – Luke 7:11-17

Jesus raises a widow’s son.  He comes at the most critical situation.

  1. A large crowd is coming out of town carrying a coffin, the only son of his mother and she was a widow.
  2. When the Lord saw her, his heart went out to her and he said, “Don’t cry.”
  3. Then He went up and touched the coffin and those carrying it stood still.  He said, “Young man, I say to you, get up!”
  4. The dead man sat up and began to talk, and Jesus gave him back to his mother.
  5. They were all filled with awe and praised God.  “A great prophet has appeared among us,” they said.  “God has come to help his people.”
 

The Acolyte

Ethan Lichtle

+  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 thank Cindy Houser as she continues to play the organ for us this summer as Sandy recuperates from her knee surgery. 
We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Ashtyn Freimuth, Wally Bultemeier, Lindsay Berning, P. J. DeKoninck, Kolton Everett, Jessica P. Linnemeier, Michael Blomenberg, Cassie Hudson, Andy Buuck, Ryan Hockemeyer, Scott Hormann, and Christian Lehman.  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, Sandy Blomenberg, Eugene Meyer (Tammy Dahling’s uncle), Troy Sinar (Dick & Donna Hileman’s nephew), Shirley Fuhrmann (sister-in-law of Ken and Stan Fuhrmann), Katherine Rogers (Dick & Donna Hileman’s sister) who will have hip surgery this week, and Derek Shoaf (Evelyn Keuneke’s great nephew), who will soon be returning home following his rehab.
We rejoice with Keith & Julie (Heckman) Bock on the birth of their daughter, Taylor Kaydence, on Tuesday, June 12, in Ft. Wayne
, Indiana.  May the Good Shepherd keep an ever-watchful eye on this most precious of His lambs.

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

We rejoice with Tom & Marvene Buuck who will celebrate their 54th wedding anniversary this Wednesday, June 20.  May our Father in heaven, continue to be at the heart of their home and bless and guide them.

We remember in our prayers the friends and family of Leona Berning, Olga Reifsteck’s sister, who was called to be with her Lord on Friday, June 8, and was given Christian burial last Sunday, June 9.  May our Lord comfort those who mourn, reminding them of that glorious day when all believers will be reunited in heaven.

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, Cody Kiess (grandson of Gene & Irene Kiess) who completed his training as a combat medic, and Brian Journay (grandson of Dick & Alma Miller), as well as Justin Grant (Shirley Buuck’s nephew) and Lydia Reynolds (niece of Dick & Donna Hileman) who are in Afghanistan, 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.

We remember all the men—fathers, grandfathers, uncles, neighbors—who have influenced, shaped, and guided us.  May our heavenly Father bless these earthly fathers, continuing to bless and direct them.

The flowers on the altar are to the glory of God and in loving memory of Cliff & Margaret Kiefer and Brian McMullan, brother of Mr. & Mrs. Andy McMullan, placed in church by their family.
Included in this morning’s bulletin is our weekly study guide, “Time in the Word.”  This week’s theme is “Unawareness of Sin.”

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?  

Do you remember “Lift High the Cross,” the hot air balloon ministry that was here last fall?  They are in need of some financial support as their loan for the balloon needs to be paid down.  There will be a door collection next Sunday, June 24, to help this ministry.  Remember to keep them in your prayers.

Pastor and Tammy will be out of town this Thursday and Friday, June 21 and 22.  If you need pastoral care during this time, please contact Pastor Dan Brege.

The Tuesday morning early-bird Bible class will be taking a summer break.  They will not meet again until after Labor Day.  Please watch your newsletter and bulletin for the most up-to-date information.

Board of Stewardship’s Food for Thought
– As we grow as faithful stewards, rather than giving token amounts of our incomes, we become regular, systematic, proportionate givers of what we receive.  Because the Lord gave us 100 percent of Himself, the least we ought to do is give back to Him a portion of what He first has given to us.  Through faith, we begin to understand that our giving could more aptly be called “returning” because we are giving back or “returning” to God what He has already given to us.  Paul wrote, “What do you have that you did not receive?” (I Corinthians 4:7).  Because God has first given to us, we can give.
Pastor will be preaching at Woodcrest next Thursday, June 28, at
1 p.m.  If you would like to help get residents to the service, please contact Pastor.

The LYF will have a brief meeting following the worship service
this morning.  Please meet outside (front of church).  The topics to be discussed—who plans on going camping next weekend, how many parents are coming with us, who is bringing tents, etc.  The plan is to head to Turkey Run around 4 p.m. on Friday, June 29, and return sometime in the afternoon of Sunday, July 1.  Hope many of you can come!!

Do you want 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!  Don’t forget that Thrivent is sponsoring these teams and is matching your contributions (up to $6,000) with their “Care Abounds in Communities” funds.

Plan on coming to Thrivent’s Relay for Life supper this Friday, June 22, at Bellmont
Middle School.  Serving begins at 4 p.m. and ends around 9 p.m.  Enjoy chicken noodle soup, hot chicken sandwiches, sloppy joes, hot dogs, brats, sauerkraut, German potato salad, and desserts.   A free will donation will be accepted.  Don’t forget to bring your donated food items to the Thrivent tent by 3 p.m. on Friday, June 22.  Two pans of desserts (9’ x 13” disposable pans preferred) are still needed as is one worker 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.

There are three games this week for the men’s softball team.  They face Ossian today at 5 p.m., Flatrock on Tuesday, June 19, at
7 p.m. and Soest on Wednesday, June 20.   All games are played at Hoagland’s Fireman’s Park.  Any questions, you can contact Jason Buuck (413-0702).

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 this Saturday, June 23, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. to celebrate this special day with this special couple.  No gifts please, your presence is the greatest gift they could receive.

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

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 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.

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 226; Early-bird Bible Class – 14

OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Fund

Last Week’s Contributions

Home Purpose

$4,702.40

Missions

$245.00

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 want more information about the school.

Do you know of anyone who may be interested in teaching band at Wyneken?  If so, please contact Lowell Timm at Wyneken (639-6177) with their names and contact information.

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.  You can bring them in next fall. Thanks for supporting these various fund-raising activities. 

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.

Mr. Timm will be out of the office beginning on June 22.  He will be back in the office on Monday, July 2.

The Nelson chicken and ribs will be served this morning.  Forgot to buy tickets before hand?  There are some extras available today ($5 for one-half chicken and $6 for ribs).  Get your food by
11:30 a.m.  Again, your support of their fund-raising efforts is truly appreciated. 

Sporting News

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 with Holy Communion                

    (Nelson’s chicken & ribs after service)
  10:00 LYF Meeting
  5:00 p.m. Men’s softball vs. Ossian
MONDAY 7:00 p.m.

Busy Women’s Bible Class

  7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
TUESDAY 7:00 p.m. Men's Softball vs. Flatrock
WEDNESDAY ALL DAY

Tabea Society Extra Quilting

  8:30 p.m. Men’s softball vs. Soest
THURSDAY   July Newsletter Articles Needed in church office
    LWML National convention is Sioux City
FRIDAY 4:00 p.m. Relay for Life supper
  6:00 p.m. Relay Walk begins
  9:45 p.m. Luminaria Ceremony
SATURDAY Noon Walk concludes

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

June 24

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service              

   

Door Collection for “Lift High the Cross”

  10:00 a.m. Open meeting (re: hymnbook)
June 25 7:00 p.m.

Busy Women’s Bible Class

  7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
June 26 8:30 p.m. Men’s softball vs. Fuelling
June 28 1:00 p.m. Pastor preaching @ Woodcrest
June 29 4:00 p.m. LYF leaving for Turkey Run