Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Friedheim
10653 N 550 W
Decatur, IN 46733
Daniel F. Dahling
Pastor’s E-Mail – email@example.com
Secretary’s E-Mail – firstname.lastname@example.org
Lowell Timm, Principal, Wyneken Memorial Lutheran School
Mrs. Sandy Blomenberg, Director of Music
Welcome! As you enter the sanctuary today to worship the Lord, greet each other in Christian love. If you are communing, take a moment to complete a communion registration card (found in either entranceway of the church) and place the card in the offering plate or give it to one of the Deacons. If you are visiting, please sign your name to one of the guest registries that can be found in either entranceway of the church. Please come and worship with us again soon.
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Proper 6 – Pentecost 4 –
June 15, 2008
+ In Nomine Jesu +
Bulletin Table of Contents
Divine Service Setting Three, Page 184
|The Hymns||LSB #868, #830, #609; #611; #616; #571|
The Formation of God’s People
|Exodus 19:2-8||Through obedience to the covenant|
|Romans 5:6-15||Through the cross of Christ|
|Matthew 9:35 – 10:10||Through the ministry of the Word|
“Come and Go” – Matthew 10:1-10
A true Christian is one who
to Christ (verses 1-4).
Statement of Communion Practice
Luther found his deepest treasure in the forgiveness of sins and called it “the sun around which all other doctrines revolve like planets.” Jesus promised forgiveness in the Lord’s Supper. Deeply thankful for His gift to us here, we also express our deep desire to celebrate the sacrament according to His Will. As this includes doctrinal oneness, we practice close communion and asks guests to speak with the pastor before the service.
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, Elizabeth Jo Bobay (her first!), and Cassie Hudson. May our loving Savior direct, bless, and guide their lives.
We remember Gene & Irene Kiess and Tom and Marvene Buuck who will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversaries this week--the Kiess’ on Monday, the 16th; the Buuck’s on Friday, the 20th. We also remember Andy & Candace McMullan who will celebrate their first wedding anniversary on the 16th. May our Loving Father watch over these couples, continuing to guide, direct, and bless them, remaining at the heart of their homes.
May the Great Physician grant health and strength to all who are in need of His healing hand. We especially remember in our prayers Roz Schamerloh for her continued health, Ruby Werling, Kelly Baumann (Trevor’s wife), Joanne Franz (Jill Baumann’s sister), and Troy Sinar (Dick & Donna Hileman’s nephew).
We remember those who are serving our country—Jason Putteet who is in South Korea, our reservists, Josh, Zach, and Jacob Stoppenhagen who are in Iraq, Brian Moeller, Mike Brandt, Cam Koldyke (Audra’s husband) who has returned to the States after being in Iraq, Cody Kiess (grandson of Gene & Irene Kiess), Josh Colwell (Tiffany’s husband), Danny Cross (Laura Knipstein’s fiancée), and Brian Journay (grandson of Dick & Alma Miller), as well as Lydia Reynolds (niece of Dick & Donna Hileman), Steven Banks (Dick & Donna Hileman’s nephew), James Johnson (Jean Timm’s nephew), Chad Hall (Doris Conrad’s son-in-law) who is in the Army stationed at Ft. Riley, Kansas, and Randy McAllister (Fern Riemke’s son and brother of Kim, Terry, and Julie) who is serving in Germany. May the Lord protect and guide them in their missions.
We keep the members of St. John’s Bingen and Zion Lutheran in Decatur in our prayers as they continue their searches for ministers to serve their congregations. Zion has issued a call to Rev. Daniel Schumm who is currently serving the congregation at Carmel Lutheran Church in Carmel, Indiana. May our Heavenly Father guide him as he contemplates this call.
This morning we would like to take a moment to thank the men in our lives—fathers, grandfathers, husbands, uncles, brothers—who have influenced and guided our paths. May the Lord bless each of them on this Father’s Day.
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. They are also now broadcasting via the DIRECTV Channel 377 on Sundays at 11:30 a.m. Eastern time.
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. This morning’s message by the Rev. Dr. Ken Klaus is “A Worthy House” from Matthew 10:13. With the weakening of the “traditional family,” what constitutes a worthy house?
We continue with our review of Luther’s Small Catechism. We will be looking over Commandments 7-10 from the Second Table of the Law. Please turn to pages 321 and 322 in the Lutheran Service Book.
Board of Stewardship’s Food for Thought – As we grow spiritually and come to know our Lord more intimately, we understand where our strength comes from, and we confess, “I can do everything through Him Who gives me strength” (Philippians 4:13). Filled with the Holy Spirit, we are empowered to live Christian lives, confident and eager to do the work of the Lord which He has ordained for us to do. “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do” (Ephesians 2:10).
Included in this morning’s bulletin is our weekly study guide, “Time in the Word.” Next week’s theme is “Freedom from Fear.”
LYF MEMBERS: Do you want to go white water rafting this summer? We are leaving on Monday, June 30, at 7 a.m. from the Parish Hall for whitewater rafting on the lower New River, camping, hiking, and enjoying campfire fellowship at Babcock State Park in West Virginia and will be returning on Wednesday, July 2. This is moratorium week so you won’t be missing any summer conditioning. The cost is only $100 per LYF member—this includes all fees, transportation, and food for all but two meals. If you want to go, you must contact Denise Conrad today. Your money is also needed by this date. This is open to all LYF members (including those who were just confirmed), as well as their family members and friends. If you have any questions, give Denise a call (547-4717) or e-mail her at email@example.com. THANK YOU!
Christine Bultemeier is the “Meals of Grace” coordinator for June. If you know of someone who could benefit from this ministry of our church, please contact Christine at 639-6332.
Have you ever considered helping out with “Meals of Grace?” We are in need of volunteers to fill in the months from July on. If you are interested or would like more information as to what exactly is involved, please contact Kris Blomenberg (547-4673). THANKS!
Ladies, do you plan on going to the LWML convention this weekend? You can still register, but you must pay an additional $10. There are registration forms in the Spring LWML Quarterly. The cost is $75 for the three-day convention (June 20-22) but that doesn’t include meals or hotel rooms. If you can’t make it all three days, you can register for just one or two of the days. These costs are as follows: $25 for Friday, $50 for Saturday, and $25 for Sunday. Remember, the convention is being held at Ft. Wayne this year. It’s an ideal time to attend, especially if you have never attended a convention before. There are boxes in church for the ingathering for the convention. Wings of Hope, a ministry to women who have been recently released from penal institutions, and Hope Alive, which offers services to hurting persons in the form of housing, counseling, and support groups, regardless of their ability to pay, will be the recipients of the ingathering. The following items are needed: paper towels, toilet paper, laundry detergent, and paper plates (Wings of Hope) and Kroger gift cards, Wal-Mart gift cards, paper towels, and Kleenex (Hope Alive). Donations will be collected through Thursday, June 19.
Our missionaries, Chuck & Jeanette Groth, will be speaking at the LWML convention in Ft. Wayne and then will come and visit our church on Tuesday, June 24, at 7:30 p.m. The Groth’s will be giving a PowerPoint slide presentation, along with a lot of ‘show and tell’ items about their mission work in Cambodia. Mark your calendars to attend this interesting and exciting session, meet the Groth’s, and hear about their mission work in Cambodia. A time for fellowship will follow in the church basement after the presentation. We are also having a “card shower” in honor of Rev. Groth’s 60th birthday in July. You can put your cards in the marked boxes that will be in either entranceway of church now through June 22. Thanks for your help!
The July-September Portals of Prayer have arrived. You can pick up a copy as you leave the worship service today.
Have you ever wondered what the duties and responsibilities of being an Altar Guild member encompass? Have you thought, “I wouldn’t mind helping out one month out of the year, but I don’t know who to ask.” Currently, the Altar Guild has about 15 members, and it would be nice to have a few more. The Altar Guild meets four times a year (the second Tuesday in the months of February, May, August, and November). If you have questions or would like to become a member, please contact Tina Geels (260-705-1292).
Do you like walking and hiking? Anyone interested in joining us for a walk on Wednesdays is welcome! We will carpool to a nature preserve or park and take a hike to enjoy what God has provided us. Requirements are that you must be able to walk on uneven terrain and tolerate up to an hour's walk at an easy pace. Meet in the church parking lot at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday; we will be home by dark. If you have questions, contact Shirley Drier at 547-4419 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Did you misplace your reservation form for Pastor’s Appreciation Dinner on July 20? A form is included in this morning’s bulletin. You can fill out the bottom of the slip and place it in the offering plate. Reservations are needed back by Sunday, July 6. Thanks!
The 25th annual Grand Ol’e Lutheran Fellowship (G.O.L.F.) Outing will be held on Saturday, June 28, at Deer Track Golf Course, Auburn, Indiana. This tournament will again benefit the Seminary to help with the construction of a playscape on the seminary campus. This creative children’s play area will not only benefit the children of our seminary families but also those children in the surrounding community. The Playscape Construction Week is scheduled for October 7-11, 2008. This is the final year that the tournament proceeds will go towards this project! Your donation of $85.00 per golfer will cover the green fees, cart, and a catered dinner after the round of golf. For more information or to register, please contact Nancy Embler at 260-452-2162 or at Nancy.Embler@ctsfw.edu. Space is limited so please register early!
When making your summer plans, keep the weekend of July 19-20 open. On Saturday, July 19, the church picnic will be held in the afternoon, with good food, fellowship, and entertainment (Bill Werling’s band will be playing that evening). The picnic will be held rain or shine. In case of inclement weather, the activities will be moved indoors to the Parish Hall. On Sunday, July 20, there will be a special church service and meal to commemorate Pastor Dahling’s 25 years in the ministry. On the 20th, a catered meal will be served at Wyneken beginning at 11 a.m. (An RSVP form was included in the June newsletter. A number count is needed by July 6. You can put your reservation form in the offering plate or e-mail the Joe & Lin Gorman with the requested information at email@example.com.) Please mark your calendars now and plan on attending both of these events.
Concordia Lutheran High School is looking to fill a tuition management position in the Business Office. This is a part time, yet year-round position, with flexible hours, but no benefits, with the potential to expand to a full-time position in the future. The key responsibility will be to monitor tuition collections with skills needed to include the ability to communicate with parents, to effectively work on a team, to maintain confidentiality, and knowledge of Microsoft office products. You may send your resume or apply at the school at 1601 St. Joe River Drive, Ft. Wayne, Indiana 46805.
Members of Zion, Thanks so much for the package! What a great surprise. Snacks are always welcome and believe it or not, the socks were perfect. Anything we don’t personally use gets shared with all the soldiers that come through the hospital on a daily basis. It is very hard being away from my family, but being a part of the team that saves a soldier’s life is more than payback. Keep us all in prayers as the days have been long and busy since Easter. In a few days (letter dated May 20), I head home for my R & R, which will be wonderful! Thanks again. God bless Maj. Deb (DeBolt) Chappel
Attendance: Sunday Worship Service – 182; Monday Night Bible Class - 4
OFFERINGS LAST WEEK
Last Week’s Contributions
Although Ultra Zone is no longer on the order sheet, there are still a few certificates in stock. See Kim Weiland about purchasing SCRIP this morning. You can e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org to place your SCRIP order.
SCRIP is looking for an assistant to help with the inventory orders every other week and every third week throughout the summer months. The job consists of counting money, calling in the orders, and printing checks. The ordering process takes approximately 2 hours. If you are interested in this volunteer position, please contact Sara Butler (724-7025).
The Wyneken School Board is seeking one or two people to take a leadership role in the project to construct a playground for the Wyneken Day Care. The goal is to complete this project over the summer. Anyone interested, please contact Mike Rabel (724-4949) or Ed Albert (547-4171).
The Child Care is in a transition phase with the child-to-staff ratio and they are taking applications for anyone who may be interested in part-time summer work (or to work on a substitute basis). Until we know how many children will be utilizing our services, we won’t know what our staffing requirements will be. Requirements include being 18 years of age or older and prepared for a criminal history check (besides enjoying being around children, of course). If you are interested, you can call the Child Care office (639-6064) or Tami Schultz (547-4540). Remember, volunteers are always welcome! If you need more information about the Wyneken program or if you know that you will want your child to be in Wyneken’s summer program, please contact the Child Care office and they can help with any questions or scheduling.
The Music Department is in need of teachers. We are looking for a music teacher to teach general music to grades K-8. This is a part-time position of about 9-10 hours per week. In addition, our band program is in need of a teacher. This part-time position is about four hours per week and has been a before-school program. If you know of anyone who might be interested in either of these positions, please contact Lowell Timm (639-6177). Remember, you’ll need to call the office from 9 a.m. to noon--the summer office hours.
Don’t forget to pick up your ribs and chicken following the worship service today. Anything not picked up by 11:15 a.m. will be taken back to the Bingen location (the old Meyer’s Service Station across from Bingen church). That location will be open until 12:30 p.m. There are a few extra chicken halves if you forget to get your pre-sale tickets.
The Wyneken and St. John parking lots will be paved on Wednesday-Friday, June 18-20. Over these three days there will absolutely be no parking on the lots. Wyneken will be closed during this time. This includes the Child Care program. Parents will need to make other arrangements for their children for these three days.
The Wyneken gym floor will be refinished June 23-24. The gym will be closed to all activities from June 23-28.
A school workday will be held Saturday, June 28, at 8 a.m. Plans are to wash walls, dust corners, clean windows, etc., so you may wish to bring some buckets and rags (and willing hands!). If there are enough volunteers, we should be able to finish up by noon.
Basketball open gym will be held every Sunday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., except on holiday weekends. This is open to students fourth grade and up.
Worship Service with Holy Communion
|Nelson’s Chicken & Ribs Served|
|White Water Rafting Reservations Due|
|MONDAY||7:00 p.m.||Monday Night Bible Class|
|WEDNESDAY||All Day||Tabea Society Extra Quilting|
|6:30 p.m.||Walking (meet at Parish Hall)|
|THURSDAY||July Newsletter items needed in church office|
|FRIDAY-SUNDAY||LWML Convention in Ft. Wayne|
|LWML Convention Concludes|
|June 23||7:00 p.m.||Monday Night Bible Class|
|June 24||7:30 p.m.||Groth Presentation|
|June 25||6:30 p.m.||Walking (meet at Parish Hall)|
|June 28||8:00 a.m.||Workday @ Wyneken|
At a church service in Paris many years ago, an offering was being received for foreign missions. A poor blind woman placed 27 francs on the offering plate. A friend sitting beside her whispered, “Surely you are making a mistake, for you cannot afford to give that much.” “Oh yes, I can,” she replied, “I can well afford it.” Later she gave this explanation of her apparently extravagant giving. “I am blind,” she said, “and so I asked my fellow-workers in basket weaving how much they spent a year in order to do additional work in the evenings. They came up with the sum of 27 francs. That is the amount, which I have saved this year, for I am blind and do not need light as I work. I am therefore in a position to give this amount for bringing the light into the darkness of unbelievers.
Here is also new light on proportionate giving. (Author unknown)
The Friedheim Family is cordially invited to an appreciation dinner in recognition of Pastor Dahling’s 25 years in the ministry.
The luncheon will be held on Sunday, July 20, at 11 a.m. at Wyneken. A short program will follow the meal. All are welcome; however, we do need an RSVP to help us arrange the meal.
Just complete the slip below and return it any Sunday by placing it in the collection basket. If you could return this form by SUNDAY, JULY 6, we would appreciate it. You can also e-mail this information to Joe or Lin Gorman at email@example.com if that is more convenient for you. Please come and help us celebrate with Pastor!!
Number Attending ______
We look forward to recognizing Pastor Dahling on this important occasion.
A steward is one who manages the resources and affairs for someone else. On behalf of the owner, a steward is given the latitude to make far-reaching decisions. As God’s stewards, we recognize that we are managers, not owners, of all that He has entrusted to us.
Perhaps the best example of stewardship the Bible gives us is the life of Joseph. We know about his youth – that he was the favored son of his father but hated and resented by his brothers whose bitterness led them to sell him into slavery. Throughout the account of Joseph’s life in the book of Genesis, the words, “God was with Joseph” are repeated.
Joseph recognized God’s control over his life. When Potiphar’s wife tried to seduce him, he rejected her, saying, “How then could I do such a wicked thing and sin against God? (Genesis 39:9). And he fled from evil, trusting in God to protect him. Although the result of this encounter was that Joseph landed in prison, he still relied on his God. When the cupbearer finally remembered Joseph’s ability to interpret dreams, and Pharaoh called for Joseph, it was his chance to build himself up and get back into good standing. Instead, Joseph answered, “I cannot [interpret your dreams], but God will give Pharaoh the answer he desires” (Genesis 41:16).
As second only to Pharaoh and with the wisdom God had given, Joseph saved not only Egypt from starvation but surrounding nations as well. When Joseph’s brothers came to Egypt, seeking to buy grain so they wouldn’t starve, Joseph had the right and the power to punish them. Instead he saw God’s hand in all the events of his life and forgave his brothers, saying, “You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good…” (Genesis 50:20).
As stewards, we work and serve under God’s direction. We use our gifts wherever He places us and we work for Him, not for earthly bosses. We acknowledge that He is the One Who gives us our gifts and enables and equips us to use them. And we thank Him, giving Him the credit, for it is His due.