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.   Come back and worship with us again soon.

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Pentecost 8
July 22, 2007

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Order of Service

Page 5

The Hymns

TLH #373, vv. 1-3; vv. 4-6; vv. 7-8


The Benefits of Obedience

Deuteronomy 30:9-14

Obedience results in prosperity
Colossians 1:1-14 Obedience pleases God
Luke 10:25-37 Obedience leads to eternal life
The Sermon

“Eternal Life” – Luke10:25-37

An expert in the law stood up to test Jesus.  What must I do to inherit eternal life? Wanting to justify himself he asks, “ And who is my neighbor?”  In telling the parable of the Good Samaritan, this expert answers his own question, “The one who had mercy.”

1.       Not like the robbers who beat the man leaving him half dead.

2.       Not like the priest or Levite who consider him DOA (dead on arrival).

3.       Like the Samaritan who bound his wounds and cared for him.

The Acolyte

Rosa DeKoninck

+  Soli Deo Gloria  +

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Grace Buuck, Beth Heimann, Sean Sielschott, Lukas Bobay, Jordan Buuck, Logan Linnemeier, Mike Conrad, Erica Everett, Trevor Baumann, Ted Blomenberg, Becca Evans, and Deb Gallmeyer.  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 who has returned home, Margaret Buuck who is a patient at Lutheran Hospital, 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 Al & Shirley Hormann who celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary yesterday.  May our loving Father continue to bless this couple and remain at the heart of their home.

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.

The flowers on the altar are to the glory of God and in loving memory of Candice Shannon, placed in church by her family.  An arrangement has also been placed in church in memory of Candice by her confirmation classmates (1997).

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

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 – In Proverbs 27:2 we read, “Let another praise you, and not your own mouth.”  In other words, we should not be tooting our own horns.  The apostle Paul proclaims, “Let him who boasts boast in the Lord” (2 Corinthians 10:17).  Our only reason for boasting lies in the Lord.  Without God’s gracious gifts, we are nothing, have nothing, and can accomplish nothing.  Let the “self-made man” examine his life, and he will see that without intelligence, ambition, ingenuity, and helpful people along the way, he would not have attained success that he enjoys.  All these are gifts from God.  Well-being in any area of our lives can be traced back to the goodness of God Who so tenderly watches over us and provides our needs.

There are three softball games on this week’s schedule.  The men have a make-up game today at 5 p.m. and play a doubleheader on Tuesday, July 24.  They will face Flatrock at 7 p.m. and Bethlehem (Ossian) at 8:30 p.m.   Any questions, you can contact Jason Buuck (413-0702).

You can still register to be a “Volunteer for Riley Kids” by working at the Indianapolis Air Show on August 25 and 26.  There are volunteer registration forms in either entranceway of the church, which are due by Tuesday, July 31

Ladies, your LWML mites can be given at any time.   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 more of these projects are to support a female missionary to Muslim people in Guinea, Africa, help Lutheran Bible Translators in Aurora, Illinois provide transportation for missionaries, and open eight new Lutheran Blind Mission Outreach Centers nationwide. 

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.

Just a reminder neither the Busy Women’s Bible Class nor the Monday Night Bible Class will meet on July 30 because of the Wyneken Association meeting.

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.  If you are willing to donate bottled water, you can drop your donations off at Pastor Dahling’s today and he’ll see that the congregation of Berne gets them.  Make sure to visit Peace’s booth at Swiss Days.  The booth will be open on July 26 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.  If you wish to help at the booth or donate ice, please contact Pastor Sauls (church-260-589-3848; parsonage-260-589-2679; or cell phone-260-525-4300).

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!

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 212 with 148 receiving Holy Communion; Monday Night Bible Class - 7; Busy Women’s Bible Class - 4


Last Week’s Contributions

Home Purpose




Wyneken News

SCRIP will be available throughout the summer months by contacting our SCRIP representative, Kim Weiland.  Going on vacation? Attending a wedding?  Starting to shop for back-to-school items?  Consider SCRIP for all these needs.  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.  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 was mailed last 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.   

Mr. Lowell Timm will be attending a principals’ conference July 23-25.  The school office will be closed these days.  The school office will reopen on July 26 with their summer office hours of 9 a.m. to noon.

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.  Pick up your Wyneken Annual Report as you leave the worship service today.

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. 


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


9:00 a.m.

Worship Service

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

Busy Women’s Bible Class

  7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
WEDNESDAY 7:00 p.m. Men’s softball (Flatrock)
  8:30 p.m. Men’s softball (Bethlehem-Ossian)
THURSDAY 4:00 p.m. Swiss Days booth @ Peace, Berne
FRIDAY - SATURDAY 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.  Swiss Days booth @ Peace, Berne


July 29 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service


  Baptism of Claire June & Jake Crosby Melcher
July 30 7:00 p.m. Wyneken Association Meeting @ Bingen
July 31 7:00 p.m.

Men’s softball (Soest)

August 1 All Day Tabea Society

“The less I spent on myself and the more I gave to others, the fuller of happiness and blessing did my soul become.” – Hudson Taylor