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 may be placed in the offering plate or given to one of the Deacons.   Come back and worship with us again soon.

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Pentecost 10
August 5, 2007

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Order of Service

Page 15

The Hymns

HS ’98 #842; TLH #454; #37; #373; #343; #45

Readings

 Persistent Prayer

Genesis 18:20-32  Prayer is answered as a result of persistent appeals
Colossians 2:6-15  Paul exhorts his people to live in Christ
Luke 11:1-13  Prayer brings mercy after repeated requests
The Sermon    

“Prayer—The Father Knows Our Needs” – Luke 11:1-13
 

How then are we to approach God? Jesus gives us much insight as we consider our coming to our Father in prayer.

1.       In this human life, we get what we want because we badger people, pounding them in to submission.

2.       No so with the Father—He knows our needs.

3.       When we request of the Lord in prayer, He will answer us according to our needs.

4.       Every request, every petition, will be answered with g race.  No worry about holdouts, the Father gives only good and perfect gifts.

The Acolyte

Gunnar Cale

+  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—Elfurt Blomenberg, Jacob Conrad, Misty Gehres, Beth Rettig, Carrington Bultemeier, John Nidlinger, Bonnie Buuck, Eldora Fuelling, Roger Manley, Chad Baumann, and Tyler Sorg.  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 and Troy Sinar (Dick & Donna Hileman’s nephew).

We rejoice with Leonard & Christine Bultemeier who are celebrating their 35th wedding anniversary today.  Their children and grandchildren have placed flowers in church today, with much love and admiration, to the glory of God and in honor of this special anniversary.  May our loving Father continue to bless this couple and remain at the heart of their home.

This morning we welcome into membership through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism Elizabeth Jo Bobay, daughter of Tim and Tonya (Bultemeyer) Bobay.  Serving as her godparents are Tammy Bickel, Tina Bowen, and Kyle Bobay.  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, Randy McAllister (Fern Riemke’s son and brother of Kim, Terry, and Julie) who is serving in Germany, 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 “Possessed by Possessions.”

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 – Christian giving comes more from the heart than it does from the pocketbook.  Through faith, we understand that God is the source of all good things.  “The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it” (Psalm 24:1).  He has blessed us with our physical lives and life forever with Him.  Through our giving, we express, “Thank You, thank You, dear God.”  Our faithful giving honors and worships the Lord.

Council Members:  The minutes of the July 3 Council Meeting are in your slots in the entranceway of the church.  You may pick them up as you leave the worship service this morning.  The next Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 7, at 8 p.m. in the church basement.

Rally Day (September 9) is fast approaching.  Are you interested in serving on the Sunday School staff?  Help is always needed—teachers, substitutes, or aides.  If this is something you are interested in doing, please contact Tina Geels (705-1292), Kristin Scheumann (639-3042), or Pastor Dahling.

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 include programs to send a female human-care missionary to Africa, support a Christian family counseling center in St. Petersburg, Russia, and expand mission work in Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Sudan, and Ethiopia, Africa. 

Christine Bultemeier (639-6332) will be the “Meals of Grace” coordinator for August.  Please contact her if you know someone who could benefit from this ministry.

The Monday Night Bible Class will not meet tomorrow night, August 6, but will resume on the 13th.

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

LYF Members:  Elephant ears will be sold at the Poe Festival on August 24 and 25 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. each day.  Please call Mike or Denise Conrad (547-4717) and tell them which 2-hour shift you would like to work on either day.  Thanks!

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!

The information sheets about cell phone numbers and E-mail addresses are to be returned today, if possible.  Thanks to those who have already returned them.  This information will be very helpful.

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 213 with 162 receiving Holy Communion

Fund

Last Week’s Contributions

Home Purpose

$2739.40

Missions

$290.00

Wyneken News

SCRIP will be available throughout the summer months by contacting our SCRIP representative, Kim Weiland.  Starting to shop for back-to-school items?  Why not get some SCRIP before you head out to do your shopping?  SCRIP will now sell refillable Kroger cards.  Kroger will keep track of the card numbers and issue a rebate back to Wyneken.  See Kim this morning to make your purchases.  You can also E-mail Kim at kimw@jwgroupinc.com  and place your SCRIP order.  (Please note Kim’s new E-mail address.)

If you are interested in enrolling your child at Wyneken (classes Pre-K through 8th grade) or if you want more information about the school, please contact Wyneken (639-6177).  Registration Day is Tuesday, August 7, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Help is needed in the Wyneken Childcare program.  If you enjoy working with children and have a flexible schedule, this just might be the job for you.  (Perhaps, you’re retired and would like to work a few hours a week, this just might fit into your schedule.)    Childcare opens at 6:30 in the morning and closes at 6 o’clock at night with varying hours in between.  Please contact Tami Schultz at home (547-4540) or at school (639-6064) and she can answer any questions you may have and be more specific on hours and duties.  Tami will be at registration this Tuesday, August 7, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and again from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Stop at the childcare table and talk to her.  School begins on August 20 and she needs to have her staff in place.

Wyneken is looking for a bookkeeper.  If you are interested in this position or have questions, please contact a member of the Board (Randy Everett, Scott Hormann, or Duane Kiess) or Mr. Lowell Timm (639-6177).

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. 

A cheerleading coach (grades 7-8) is needed.  Practices usually begin in September (in the past, on Friday afternoons since most of the girls also participate in volleyball).  Please contact Tammy Shoup (724-9069) if you have any questions or are interested in this position.

THIS WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

TODAY 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

   

Baptism of Elizabeth Jo Bobay

MONDAY 7:00 p.m. Busy Women’s Bible Class 
TUESDAY 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Registration @ Wyneken
  6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Registration @ Wyneken
  7:00 p.m. Elders’ Meeting
  7:30 p.m. Trustees’ Meeting
  8:00 p.m. Council Meeting
THURSDAY 8:00 a.m. Thrivent Meeting @ Adams Memorial
  9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class @ Dorothy Heckman’s
  7:00 p.m.

Wyneken School Board

SATURDAY 8:30 a.m. LWML Treat Shop in Indianapolis

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

August 12 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service

August 13 7:00 p.m. Busy Women’s Bible Class 
  7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class    

August 14 7:30 p.m. Altar Guild
August  15 All Day Tabea Extra Quilting

One Continuous Give

A clergyman wrote to a wealthy and influential business leader requesting a contribution to a worthy charity.  In due course, he received a cryptic refusal which ended with:  “As far as I can determine, this Christian business is nothing but one continuous give, give, give!”

The clergyman lost no time in responding and concluded with:  “Please accept m y tanks for the best definition of the Christian life that I have yet heard.”