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 13
August 26, 2007

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Order of Service

Page 32

The Hymns

TLH #247; #285; #49

Readings

The Fire of God's Word
Jeremiah 23:23-29 The fire of God’s Word destroys
Hebrews 12:1-13 The fire of God’s Word disciplines
Luke 12:49-53 The fire of God’s Word divides
The Sermon “What Jesus Brings to the Earth”  – Luke 12:49-53
Jesus brings us….
     1. fire
     2. division and
     3. baptism

The Acolyte

Ethan Lichtle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

+  Soli Deo Gloria  +

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Timberlee Weiland, Delaney Lawson, Jim Buuck, Alyssa Strickler, Marla Manley, Brandon McCloskey, Madelyn Gardner, and Richard Buuck (his 95th).  We also remember those who teach.  This morning we remember our pastors—Rev. Dr. Daniel Brege, Vicar John Wurst, and Pastor Dahling—who minister to our Wyneken students as well as Judy Baumann who teaches at Monmouth Elementary.  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, Margaret Buuck who is a patient at Adams Memorial, Virginia Waltz (Donna Hileman’s sister), Troy Sinar (Dick & Donna Hileman’s nephew), and Ed Franke (Phil’s father).  {Ed has been in and out of the hospital so it would be best to send cards to his home—12626 Fackler Road, Monroeville, IN  46773}.

We remember in our prayers Adam Buuck and Mindy Mattingly who were married yesterday afternoon here at Friedheim.  May God our Father bless this couple as they begin their lives together.

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.

The flowers on the altar are to the glory of God and in loving memory of Hubert Fuelling placed in church by his wife, Eldora. 

Flowers have also been placed in church to the glory of God and in honor of the 45th wedding anniversary on Saturday, September 1, of Gene and Jan Linnemeier.  Their children and grandchildren, with much love and admiration, have put these flowers in church.  May the Lord continue to bless this couple and remain at the heart of their home.

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

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. 

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

Have you ever listened 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?   You might want to tune in to it sometime.

Board of Stewardship’s Food for Thought – King David said, “I will not sacrifice to the Lord my God burnt offerings that cost me nothing” (2 Samuel 24:24).  David knew the importance of giving to God something meaningful or of value.  David felt that his giving should cost him something.  When we give sacrificially, as David did, we understand that is has less to do with how much we give than how much we give up.  To give sacrificially means that we give something we love to something we love even more.  For example, we value our money, but we value God’s love for us even more.

Rally Day (September 9) is fast approaching.  Are you interested in serving on the Sunday School staff?  What could you do to help?  A second teacher to share 3rd & 4th grade duties is needed as well as helpers (especially in the Pre-K/Kindergarten class).  If this is something you are interested in doing, please contact Tina Geels (705-1292), Kristin Scheumann (639-3042), or Pastor Dahling as soon as possible.  Sunday School materials have arrived.  Teachers, you may pick up your “Teacher’s Guide” and “Teacher’s Tools” whenever it is convenient and begin to look over the lessons.  The packets will be outside the church office in the Parish Hall.

The ladies of the LWML will be serving brunch following the worship service on Rally Day (September 9) in the Parish Hall.  Your help is needed.  If you are willing to help set up, take down, prepare the food, or serve the food on Sunday morning, please contact Ann Crosby.  (Set up and casserole preparation will take place on Saturday, September 8, at 9 a.m.)  If you would be willing to bring breakfast rolls, donuts, coffee cake, or muffins, please contact Cindy Wass.  Thanks.    

Come to the LWML brunch on Sunday, September 9.  Serving will begin following the worship service with the brunch held in the Parish Hall basement.  The menu will include hash brown casserole, egg & sausage casserole, mixed fruit, smoke-y-links, breakfast rolls, donuts, muffins, juice, and coffee.  A freewill donation will be accepted.  

Council Members:  The minutes of the August 7 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 September Council Meeting will be held at 8 p.m. in the church basement on Tuesday, September 4.

Are you willing to serve as a “Meals of Grace” coordinator?  There is no one on the list for any of the coming months.  If you would like to help with this ministry, sponsored by our LWML, please contact Kris Blomenberg (547-4673).  She can answer your questions about the duties and responsibilities of the coordinator.  Thanks!

Ann Crosby and Kris Blomenberg are on Altar Guild for the month of September.  Kevin and Derek Schultz are youth ushers for September.

There are 14 copies of the Lutheran Service Book located in either entranceway of the church.  Take home a copy, look over the book, and then return it to church for others to peruse. 

The early-bird Bible class resumes next Tuesday, September 4, at 6 a.m. in Bingen’s Fellowship Hall.  All are welcome. 

Have you heard that Friedheim now has a Parish Nurse Ministry?  Wava Lichtle is coordinating this effort.  One of the benefits of having this program is that a monthly blood pressure clinic will be held.  This clinic will be held after the worship service on the second Sunday of each month.  You can come to the back of the church and have your blood pressure checked.  Take your time to look at the September newsletter and find out more about what a Parish Nurse can do to help you. 

Would you like to help with the blood pressure clinic?  Wava could use a few more blood pressure cuffs and stethoscopes and, perhaps, a few people willing to help take blood pressures.  Please contact her at 547-4143 or on her cell phone (260-701-4360).  (Maybe you would like to help a few times a year, but not every month—just let her know.)  Thanks in advance for your assistance. 

Please take a moment to look over the flier in today’s bulletin about the new children’s book, “The Real Story of the Creation,” written by Paul L. Maier.  A copy of the book is in the south entranceway for you to look over.  There are sign-up sheets in both entranceways if you would like to purchase this book at the reduced price of only $12, place your name on the sign-up sheet.  This price is only good if we order at least 10 copies of the book.  Place your money in an envelope marked “Creation Book,” along with your name, and place it in the offering plate or bring to the church office.  If paying by check, make the check payable to Zion, Friedheim.  If ten copies are not ordered, your money will be refunded to you.  The order must be placed before October 1.  Please have your order in by Sunday, September 23, or contact the church office by Friday, September 28.  Thanks!

Thanks to those who have returned the information sheets regarding cell phone numbers and E-mail addresses.  If you haven’t returned your sheet, please return them as soon as possible.  There are extra sheets in either entranceway of the church if you have misplaced yours.  This information will be very helpful.

Parents, as you have moved your college student into the dorm or off-campus housing, don’t forget to turn in your child’s college address, e-mail address, and contact number.  Thanks for your help in this matter.

Concordia Lutheran High School invites our congregation to hear Josh McDowell, on Tuesday, September 11, beginning at 7 p.m.  In the three one-hour sessions, Mr. McDowell will address The Source of Distortion (Why our kids are adopting distorted beliefs and what we can do about it), Real and Relevant (How the Bible is true, real, and relevant to this generation), and Applying the Truth (How to instill convictions within your family that leads them to make right moral choices in life).  Pre-registration is suggested and need to be postmarked by September 1.  Tickets are $15 if registering on an individual basis.  If pre-registering as a group of 10 or more persons, the cost per person is $10.  If you don’t register by September 1, you will need to purchase tickets at the door (doors open at 6 p.m.).  There are copies of the registration form in either entranceway of the church. 

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 223 with 171 receiving Holy Communion; Adult Bible Class - 6; Busy Women’s Bible Class - 6

OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Fund

Last Week’s Contributions

Home Purpose

$4,949.91

Missions

$355.00

Wyneken News

We welcome Mrs. Lisa Solum to the Wyneken staff.  She is our new band teacher.  Mrs. Solum is a 2007 graduate of Concordia University in Chicago and her husband is a second-year student at Concordia Theological Seminary.  The advanced band students will practice on Wednesday and Friday mornings beginning on Wednesday, August 29, from 7:15 a.m. to 7:45 a.m.  The beginner band students will have their first practice on Thursday, September 6, from 7 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.  They will practice on Mondays and Thursdays.  Don’t forget that band students are to use the Child Care Entrance when coming to band.  Please note the changes in times and dates of band this year.  Mrs. Slocum is also teaching band at St. John the Baptist Catholic School in New Haven.

Going for your weekly or bi-monthly grocery shopping?  Need to fill the car up with gas?  Why not get some SCRIP before you head out to do your shopping?  The newest vendor is Subway.  Subway SCRIP is available in $10 denominations.  Also, if you have receipts from Hockemeyer Family Eye Care, copies of them can be turned into the school office (SCRIP box) or to a SCRIP representative.  These receipts will be sent in on a quarterly basis and the school will be reimbursed 5% of the total charges.  See Kim this morning to make your purchases.  You can also E-mail Kim at kimw@jwgroupinc.com to place your SCRIP order.  (Please note Kim’s new E-mail address.)

The PTL is looking for a new SCRIP coordinator.  Jane Kleine has served in this capacity for several years (and has done an excellent job).  If you have questions about the duties and responsibilities of this job or are interested in becoming the new coordinator, please contact Jane at 639-7244.  Thanks!

Wyneken’s open house will be held on Tuesday, September 4, beginning at 7 p.m.  This is a great opportunity to visit with your child’s teacher, ask questions about their classroom activities, and show how much you are interested in their education.  As always, the Book Fair will be open that night (and will run throughout the week) and give you a chance to look over the selections offered.

If your child is in pre-k or kindergarten, please be sure to turn in all of your child’s records to the school office by Thursday, August 30.  Thanks!

If you haven’t yet turned in “Consent for Medical Treatment” (yellow card) and the non-prescription medicine permission form, please do so as soon as possible.  Your child cannot be given medical treatment without the signed consent card and permission form sign by a parent or guardian.

Our PTL will be hold their first meeting of the year on Monday, September 10, at 7 p.m. in the multipurpose room.  Come to this meeting and share your ideas of what should be accomplished this school year.  Child-care is provided by the 8th grade class.

It’s Market Day time once again!  You may pick up your order on Thursday, August 30, in the school cafetorium from 6:15 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Lutheran Heritage Foundation (LHF) will be the recipient of our chapel offerings for the first quarter of the school year.  LHF translates, publishes, distributes, and introduces Lutheran material for churches around the world.  The school’s offerings will help LHF purchase “A Child’s Garden of Bible Stories” to be distributed to families in Southeast Asia.  It only costs $2 per copy to publish a hard-cover version of this timeless family classic.  Wyneken’s hope is to purchase 500 of these books so that families can learn and study God’s Word. 

East Allen will begin their collaboration days (half-hour early dismissal each Wednesday, beginning on Wednesday, September 5).  If your child rides East Allen busses and will be leaving early each Wednesday (dismissal at 2:15 p.m.), please return the permission form by Wednesday morning on the 5th.  If there is no form returned, the child will not be allowed to ride the bus and will need to be picked up after school.  No phone calls will be permitted.

Mrs. Leanne Busick will again lead the Wyneken Chorus, which is open to students in grades 6-8.  There will be a practice held one day after school each week.  Members of the chorus will also need to be available to sing at each church during services and attend other functions.  There will be a meeting for interested students (and their parents) Tuesday, September 4, from 2:40 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Have you been saving soup labels, Big G box tops, pop tabs, and printer cartridges over the summer?  You can bring them to the school office (or send them with a Wyneken student) whenever you wish.  These items will be collected throughout the school year.  Thanks!

Sports

Practices are in full swing.  The varsity soccer season begins this Wednesday, August 29, with a home game against Suburban Bethlehem beginning at 4:15 p.m.  A special thanks goes out to those who have volunteered to coach our young athletes this year.  It is very much appreciated!

THIS WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

TODAY 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service

   

Indianapolis Air Show

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

Adult Bible Class    

TUESDAY 9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
WEDNESDAY 8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

September 2 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion    

   

(Rev. Jerry Nichols, guest preacher)

    (Baptism of Lochlann Hull)
September 4 6:00 a.m. Early-bird Bible Class
  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
  7:00 p.m. Elders’ Meeting
  7:30 p.m. Trustees’ Meeting
  8:00 p.m. Council Meeting
September 5 All Day Tabea Society
  8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  7:00 p.m. Choir
September 6 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class @ Ann Crosby’s