Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

Welcome!  We are glad you have chosen to worship with us this morning.  If you are a guest, we ask that you sign one of our guest registries, found in either entranceway of the church.   If you are communing, take a moment to complete a communion registration card.  Cards can be found in either entranceway of the church and need to be given to one of the Deacons or placed in the offering plate.  Come back and worship with us again soon.

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Pentecost 7
July 15, 2007

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Order of Service

Page 46

The Hymns

TLH #6; #376; #9; #427; #659


The Nature of the Kingdom

Isaiah 66:10-14

Life in the new Jerusalem
Galatians 6:1-10, 14-16  Life in the kingdom on earth
Luke 10:1-9, 16  In Christ, God’s Kingdom comes near to you
The Sermon

“God’s Kingdom Comes to You” – Luke10:1-9

1.       “Go!  I am sending you out like lambs among wolves.” (Luke 10:3)

2.       “Do not take a purse or bag or sandals; and do not greet anyone on the road.”  (Luke 10:4)

3.       “When you enter a house, first say, ‘Peace to this house.’” (Luke 10:5)

4.       “If a man of peace is there, your peace will rest on him; if not, it will return to you.” (Luke 10:6)

The Acolyte

P. J. DeKoninck

+  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 remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Jill Blomenberg, Abrielle Hudson, Cindy Wass, Evie Fuhrman, Shellie Spangler, Brandon Miller, Ben W. Miller, and Randy Moellering.  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, Armilla Conrad, Ava Arriaga (Jason & Jena Arriaga’s infant daughter and Jill Baumann’s niece) who is a patient at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Indianapolis, and Troy Sinar (Dick & Donna Hileman’s nephew).

We rejoice with Brad & Autumn (Hickey) Schamerloh on the birth of their first child, Noah Alan, on Thursday, July 12.  May the Good Shepherd keep an ever-watchful eye on this most precious of His lambs.

We remember those who are serving our country—Brian Moeller who is in Iraq, Jason Putteet, Cam Koldyke (Audra’s husband), our reservists, Josh, Zach, and Jacob Stoppenhagen, Mike Brandt, Cody Kiess (grandson of Gene & Irene Kiess), Josh Colwell (Tiffany’s husband), 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 in our prayers the friends and family of Richard Hormann (Al Hormann’s brother) who was called home to the Lord on Monday, July 9, and was given Christian burial on Friday, July 13.  May the God of all comfort be with those who mourn, reminding them of that glorious day when all believers will be reunited in heaven.

The flowers in church today are to the glory of God and in honor of Drew & Kari Heckman and in loving memory of Katie Heckman, placed in church by their parents, Jim & Ruth.  May the Lord continue to bless this family.

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

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 – Because of our hard work and toil, we often take personal credit for our financial success by saying, “My power and the strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me” (Deuteronomy 8:17).  How easy it is for us to say, “It’s my money!”  However, God reminded the people of Israel as He does us that He gives us the ability, energy, and skill to produce wealth.  Through Moses, God said, “Remember the Lord your God, for it is He Who gives you the ability to pro duce wealth” (Deuteronomy 8:18).  We need to remember that without God we don’t exist and without Him our wealth doesn’t exist.

There is an update on how many children our congregation was able to help with the “Clothe-a-Kid” outreach program.  Because of your generosity, twelve children, not five, will be outfitted with new school clothes this fall.  Thank you!!

There is only one softball game on this week’s schedule.  The men have a make-up game on Friday, July 20, at 7 p.m. at Hoagland’s Fireman’s Park.  Another make-up game is scheduled for Sunday, July 22, at 5 p.m.  Any questions, you can contact Jason Buuck (413-0702).

The LYF will have their freshmen initiation, senior recognition, and election of officers today beginning at 4:30 p.m.  The Kent Kiefer family is hosting the group at their home.  Please bring a dish to share (meat, drink, and table service will be provided).  Don’t forget you swim suits and towels!!

If you didn’t get a chance to go to Interlochen Academy to hear Lydia Dahling’s senior performance, you have another opportunity.  She will be repeating this performance today at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church at 502 W. Monroe Street in Decatur.  The program includes arias from Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro and Handel’s Rodelinda and Julius Caesar, with songs by Bellini, Strauss, Tchaikovsky, and Elgar.

Take a moment to look over the information poster about “Volunteer for Riley Kids” by working at the Indianapolis Air Show on August 25 and 26.  The poster is in the entranceway of church.  There are volunteer registration forms in either entranceway of the church.  Early-bird registration is due by July 16, with a target date to have most volunteers registered of July 31

Our Quarterly Voters’ Meeting will be held following the worship service this morning following the worship service.  Please stay and hear the reports from our various Boards and committees.

You are invited to the Ice Cream Social this afternoon from noon to 3 p.m. at Lutheran Home/Concord Village at 6701 South Anthony Blvd.  Bring the family and enjoy delicious ice cream for only 5¢ a dip under the tent.  Help celebrate 75 years of excellence.  See the insert in today’s bulletin for more information.

Our seminarian, Chris Hull, and his wife, Allison, will soon be parents.  The LWML would like your help to celebrate this blessing in their lives.  There are so many items that first-time parents need to get.  The ladies of the LWML would like to help by giving the Hull’s a cash gift.  Would you like to contribute to this cause?  If so, please see Cindy Wass or Ann Crosby today and give them your donation.  Thanks for your help!

If you didn’t get to the LWML meeting last week and would like to turn in your mites, you may still do so.   You may either place your mite envelope in the offering plate or give the envelope to Cindy Wass, the LWML treasurer.  Have you wondered what programs your mites sponsor?  Your mites are used to support 18 mission projects.  Three of these projects are to train deaf-ministry leaders, provide portable medical clinics in Sudan, East Africa, and to help build 10 Lutheran churches in India. 

Betty Sielschott is our coordinator for the “Meals of Grace” program for the month of July.  Contact her at 724-3946 if you know of someone who could benefit from this ministry.

Please take a moment to check out the July interest rates for the various Lutheran Church Extension Funds accounts.  The rates are posted on the bulletin boards in either entranceway of the church.

At the 9 a.m. service on Sunday, August 5, St. Paul (Preble) will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Rev. Dr. Daniel Brege in the ministry.  Our congregation is invited to attend.  Rev. Dr. Dean Wenthe, president of the Ft. Wayne Seminary, will be the guest speaker.  Refreshments will be served in the Fellowship Hall following the worship service.

Peace Lutheran Church in Berne is asking for your help.  Check out the information sheet included in today’s bulletin for more details.  If you are willing to donate water, you can drop your donations off at Pastor Dahling’s by next Sunday, July 22, and he’ll see that the congregation of Berne gets them.  Thanks!

Dorothy Heckman will be the hostess for the August 9 LWML Bible Class that begins at 9 a.m.

Don’t forget to call the church office (547-4248) with your confirmation verse.  We don’t have that information for anyone who was confirmed in the years 1927-1929, 1944-1952, and 1968-1972.  For those who have already given us this information, thanks for your help!

It’s hard to put into words how much all your caring and thoughtfulness meant to us.  The loving thoughts in cards and hugs, memorials, or phone calls during a difficult time were wonderful.  Another thanks goes to Pastor Dahling and Cindy Houser for preparing a touching service. – The family of Steve Stoppenhagen

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 237; Monday Night Bible Class - 3; Busy Women’s Bible Class - 4



Last Week’s Contributions

Home Purpose




Door Collection for Lutheran Social Services - $146

Wyneken News

SCRIP will be available throughout the summer months by contacting our SCRIP representative, Kim Weiland.  Going on vacation? Attending a wedding?  Consider SCRIP for all those upcoming events.  For those of you who may be wondering, although Kroger has bought out Scott’s, any Scott’s SCRIP you still have will be accepted until all outstanding Scott’s certificates are redeemed.  There is still a large quantity of Scott’s SCRIP in our inventory and the committee would like to clear their inventory as soon as possible.  Also, SCRIP is no longer available for Arnold’s Lumber.  See Kim this morning to make your purchases.  You can also E-mail Kim at kimw@sgiinc.com and place your SCRIP order.  

Registration information will be sent out this week.  If you don’t receive your forms in a timely manner, please contact the school office (639-6177).  If you are interested in enrolling your child at Wyneken or if you want more information about the school, please contact Wyneken and they will send out a registration packet to you.  There are classes for Pre-K 3 through 8th grade.

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.

After many years of faithful service, Marcia Selking has decided to retire from her duties as a cook.  We wish to thank her for the blessing that she has been to the school.  Because of Marcia’s retirement, the Board is looking for a replacement cook.  If you are interested in this position, please contact Lowell Timm (office - 639-6177; home – 493-9769) as soon as possible.  Remember summer office hours are from 9 a.m. to noon. 

The Wyneken Children of Son will be on “Worship for Shut-Ins” next Sunday, July 22, on WPTA-TV 21 at 6:30 a.m.  The two hymns they will be singing are “The Lord’s My Shepherd” and “Let Us Ever Walk with Jesus.”  If the time is too early for you, consider taping it for later viewing.  “Worship for Shut-Ins” relies on contributions and prayers to be sustained.  Currently this commercial-free program is 12 states on and 23 stations.  It is closed captioned for the hearing impaired.  For more information, you can contact “Worship for Shut-Ins” toll free at 888-=286-8002 or log on to their website at www.worshipforshutins.org.

Another school cleaning date has been set for Monday, July 23, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Your help is definitely needed.  Please plan on coming (even if you can only stay for a few hours) and help us complete this project.  Thanks!

The Association Meeting will be held on Monday, July 30, at 7 p.m. in Bingen’s Fellowship Hall.  Please have any reports to the school office by Monday, July 16, if you want them in the packet.  These reports will be distributed to the churches on Sunday, July 22.

Don’t forget to save your box tops, Campbell’s labels, toner cartridges and pop tabs over the summer.  You can bring them in next fall.  

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. 

Do you like being around young people?  Do you like soccer?  If you can answer, “Yes,” to both these questions, would you please consider coaching Wyneken soccer?  Both boys’ teams, JV (4th –6th graders) and varsity (7th-8th graders), are in need of coaches.  If you are interested in serving in this volunteer position, please contact Tammy Shoup (724-9069) as soon as possible.  Practices usually begin in mid-August. 



9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

  10:15 a.m. Quarterly Voters’ Meeting
  2:00 p.m.  Lydia Dahling’s Senior Performance
  4:30 p.m. LYF Outing @ Kiefer’s
MONDAY   Wyneken Reports due to Wyneken
  7:00 p.m.

Busy Women’s Bible Class

  7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
WEDNESDAY All Day Tabea Society extra quilting
FRIDAY   Items for August Newsletter due
  8:30 p.m. Men’s softball (Union)
SATURDAY TBA Fastpitch Softball Tournament


July 22 6:30 a.m. Worship for Shuts Ins (Wyneken Choir)


9:00 a.m.

Worship Service

  5:00 p.m.  Men’s softball
July 23 3:00 p.m. Wyneken Clean-Up Night
  7:00 p.m.

Busy Women’s Bible Class

  7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
July 24 7:00 p.m. Men’s softball (Flatrock)
  8:30 p.m. Men’s softball (Bethlehem)
July 26-28    Swiss Days @ Peace, Berne

“I have held many things in my hand and I have lost them all.  But whatever I have placed in God’s hands, that I still possess.” – Martin Luther