Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Friedheim
10653 N 550 W
Decatur, IN  46733

 Rev. Daniel F. Dahling
547-4248 (Office)
547-4534 (Parsonage)

Website – www.zionfriedheim.org
Pastor’s E-Mail – pastor@zionfriedheim.org
Secretary’s E-Mail – churchoffice@zionfriedheim.org

Mr. 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 visiting, please sign your name to one of the guest registries that can be found in either entranceway of the church.  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.  Please come and worship with us again soon.

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Proper 8 – Pentecost 6
June 29
, 2008

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Order of Service

Divine Service Setting Three, Page 184

The Hymns LSB #688; 685; 622; 610; 609; 664
Readings The Price of being a Christian

Jeremiah 28:5-9    

Accept the truth of judgment
Romans 7:1-13    Die to self?
Matthew 10:34-42   Love Christ more than family
The Sermon

“Can You Afford to be a Christian?” – Matthew 10:34-42

Jesus brings a sword of conflict into our world…

  1. when truth confronts error,
  2. when right opposes wrong, and
  3. when love challenges hatred.

The Acolyte

Brett Hormann

 

+  Soli Deo Gloria  +

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—Roger Buuck, Linda McAllister, Bill Baumann, Larry Hitzfield, Payton Lengerich, and James Fuhrmann.  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 Roz Schamerloh for her continued health, Kelly Baumann (Trevor’s wife), and Troy Sinar (Dick & Donna Hileman’s nephew).

We remember Jenny Schamerloh and Matthew Koerner in our prayers as they were married yesterday afternoon at Zion in Decatur.  May our Heavenly Father remain at the heart of their home as they begin their lives together.

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), 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. We also rejoice with Vicar John Wurst as he has received his placement to Christ the King Lutheran Church in Duluth, Minnesota.   

The flowers on the altar are to the glory of God and in loving memory of Alex Hormann placed in church by his family.

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 guest speaker, the Rev Kurt Taylor, is “Conflict on Earth, Peace with God” from Matthew 10:34-42. 

We continue with our review of Luther’s Small Catechism. Today we will review the Second and Third Articles of the Apostle’ Creed, the First Chief Part in the Catechism.  Please turn to pages 322-323 in the Lutheran Service Book.

Attention:  Parents of the 2008 Confirmands:  The confirmation pictures have arrived.  Pictures can be found in the sacristy and you may pick them up this morning following the worship service.

Board of Stewardship’s Food for Thought – The Apostle Paul describes the Christian life as an ongoing, demanding effort moving forward to the great goal and prize of eternal life that God’s grace gives to all believers.  “Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.  Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it.  But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heaven ward in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:12-14).  Let us get rid of all things that hinder our effort to reach the prize that God gives graciously to the faithful.

Included in this morning’s bulletin is our weekly study guide, “Time in the Word.”   Next week’s theme is “Peace for the World.”

LYF MEMBERS:  If you are going on the whitewater rafting trip, just a reminder that the group leaves tomorrow at 7 a.m. from the Parish Hall to go rafting on the lower New River, camp, hike, and enjoy campfire fellowship at Babcock State Park in West Virginia.  The LYF will return on Wednesday, July 2, around 9 p.m. to 10 p.m.  You will need money for lunch on the way out and supper on the way home.  Don’t forget to look over the list of items needed for the trip (closed toe shoes are a must for rafting, so don’t forget to pack a pair of tennis shoes—no flip-flops are allowed on the rafting trip) and to have your signed release form returned prior to leaving on the trip.  You might want to bring extra spending money if you wish to purchase a “Riverman” t-shirt or buy any other souvenirs or snacks. 

Roz Schamerloh is the “Meals of Grace” coordinator for July.  If you know of someone who could benefit from this ministry of our church, please contact Roz at 724-8772.   

Have you ever considered helping out with “Meals of Grace?”  We are in need of volunteers to fill in the months from August on.  If you are interested or would like more information as to what exactly is involved, please contact Kris Blomenberg (547-4673).  THANKS!

Council Members:  The minutes from the June 5 Council Meeting are in your slots in either entranceway of the church.  You may pick them up after the worship service.  The next Council Meeting is Tuesday, July 1, at 8 p.m.

Dorothy Heckman and Sherril Bradtmueller are serving on Altar Guild for the month of July.  Ethan Lichtle and Chase McAllister are youth ushers for July.

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). 

In anticipation of the 175th anniversary of our church, the Altar Guild is looking at replacing the paraments and communion ware (both are showing wear after nearly 25 years of use).  The Altar Guild will be asking for donations to help accomplish this project.  More information was included in the July newsletter.

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 skd3091@hotmail.com.

Pastor Dahling will be preaching at Woodcrest on Thursday, July 17.  If you would be willing to help residents come to the chapel service, please contact Pastor Dahling.  You would need to be at Woodcrest around 12:45 p.m.

Come and honor Pastor Dahling for his 25 years in the Ministry.  After church on July 20, we will be having a lunch, catered by Manley Meats, beginning at 11:00 a.m. at Wyneken School.  We’re asking that you RSVP so we can get an approximate count for the meal.  You may use the tear-off slip that was in the newsletter (there are also some extra forms in the entranceway of the church), e-mail Joe or Lin Gorman at gorman@usppp.com or call Sam or Judy Baumann at 547-4754 or Jim or Ruth Heckman at 724-3186.  We hope you can join in the celebration on July 20.  Reservations are needed back by next Sunday, July 6.  Thanks!

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.  Don’t miss out on this weekend of fun!

“Lutheran Night” at the Fort Wayne Wizards will be on Friday, August 15.  The Wizards will be playing the South Bend Silver Hawks at 7 p.m. that night.  This is a fireworks night and also a student reward night where kids with an “A” on their report card will receive a free speed pitch voucher and a free popcorn.  You will also receive a voucher for a Lutheran Night hat from Thrivent and also be eligible to win one of several prizes to be given away.  Tickets are limited and are being sold for $3.  Please contact Leesa Heckman at 724-4340 to purchase tickets.

You are welcome to come to Summer Sunday Brunch at Concordia Theological Seminary at the Katherine Luther Dining Hall next Sunday, July 6.  Serving will begin at 11 a.m. and continue until 1:30 p.m.  All brunches feature full breakfast and lunch selections with main entrees, side dishes, and a salad bar.  You can end your feast with a tasty choice from the dessert bar.  Shuttles to the dining hall are available at the Welcome Center (across from the first parking lot upon entering campus from Clinton Street).  Cost is $11 for adults, $10 for senior citizens (60 or older), and $5 for children 4-12 years of age.  When you pre-purchase your tickets from Concordia Lutheran High School, one-half of the ticket price will be donated to their Tuition Assistance Fund.  You can purchase tickets at the high school from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Camp Lutherhaven sponsors an International Camp for the children of the refugee community.  At present, only five internationals can attend camp due to lack of funding.  The goal is to have 40 children attend.  It costs $255 to send an international child to camp for one week.  Camp Lutherhaven, along with the Indiana District of the LCMS, The All Nations Friendship Center, and missionaries like Jim & Annette Keller, are asking for your help.  Any amount you are able to donate will make an eternal difference.  If you are a Thrivent member, Thrivent will match $1 for every $2 you send.  Funds should be sent directly to Camp Lutherhaven, Attention:  International Camp, 1596 S 150 W, Albion, IN  46701-9695.  Please keep this mission outreach in your prayers.  It can make such a difference, not only in the life of the camper, but in the life of the entire family.  Many families have been brought to the Lord through this ministry.

St. Peter-Immanuel Lutheran School Youth Group invites you to their “Footsteps Carnival, this afternoon from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Peter-Immanuel Lutheran School.  There will be games for all ages, duck pond, fishing pond, football throw, ring toss, and Moon Walk.  You can also enjoy hamburgers, hot dogs, cotton candy, snow cones, popcorn, and drinks!  Come out and enjoy the fun!!

Copies of the latest edition of The Lutheran Journal can be found in the north entranceway of the church.  Take one home and look over the articles.

Just a reminder that the Quarterly Voters’ Meeting will be held on Sunday, July 13, following the worship service.  Plan on attending!!  Reports that need to be duplicated for the meeting need to be in the church office by Thursday, July 10.

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 197; Monday Night Bible Class - 5

OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Fund

Last Week’s Contributions

Home Purpose

$4,309.58

Missions

$200.00

Wyneken contributions (through June 22) are $4,570 with a year-to-date total of $24,030.

Wyneken News

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 kimw@jwgroupinc.com 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).

In preparing for the Annual Association Meeting, which will be held on Monday, July 28, at 7 p.m. in Bingen’s Fellowship Hall, all reports that are to be included in the Annual Report need to be at the school office no later than Friday, July 11.  Thanks so much for your cooperation in this matter.

Child Care Director Needed:  Wyneken Memorial Lutheran School is looking for a Child Care Director.  The Child Care Director is responsible for the scheduling and hiring of workers, weekly billing, and payroll.  The applicant must have leadership, good communication, and general office skills.  This is a part-time position of 20 hours per week.  For additional information, please contact Tami Schultz at 260-547-4540.  If you are interested in the position, please send your resume to Wyneken to the attention of Mr. Timm.

Wyneken is in need of 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, a band teacher is needed.  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.

The Wyneken Child Care will be closed Friday, July 4, for the holiday and will also be closed the week of July 21-25.  The hallway floors are being refinished and there will be strong fumes. 

Meri Everett’s firm, Design Collaborative, is involved in raising funds for Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana.  Wyneken is one of the local schools who benefits from JA involvement.  If you would like to sponsor her in the bowl-a-thon, you can log on to https://fundraising.intelis.com/jani/?A=5152.  This site will tell you a little more about the event and allow you to make donations.

Sports

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.  There will be no open gym or any sports activities from June 29-July 5.  Open gym will resume on Sunday, July 6.   If you are a soccer player, open field for soccer is held at Wyneken each Monday in July from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Coaches (at various grade levels) will be needed for soccer, basketball, and cheerleading for the 2008-2009 school year.  Please prayerfully consider helping our children.  If you are interested or have any questions, please contact the school office (639-6177).  Thank you.

“Sometimes the blessing of God is not the thing we want most, but the thing God knows will bring the must fulfillment.”

“Faith does not end questions.  Faith redirects the questions, gives us new ones, and points us to a different place for answers.” – Luther D. Monson

THIS WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

TODAY

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

MONDAY 7:00 a.m. LYF leaves for whitewater rafting trip
  7:00 p.m. Monday Night Bible Class
TUESDAY 7:00 p.m. Elders’ Meeting
  7:30 p.m. Trustees’ Meeting
  8:00 p.m. Council Meeting
WEDNESDAY All Day Tabea Society
  6:30 p.m. Walking (meet at Parish Hall)
  10:00 p.m. LYF returning from whitewater trip

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

July 6

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

   

Reservation forms for Pastor’s appreciation dinner need to be returned

July 7  7:00 p.m. Monday Night Bible Class
July 9 6:30 p.m. Walking (meet at Parish Hall)
July 10 8:00 a.m. Thrivent Meeting @ Adams Memorial
  9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class @ Marlene Conrad’s
July 11 Noon  Reports for Wyneken Association meeting due

“Never take on more responsibilities than you have time to pray about.”

“Not everything that can be faced can be changed; but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”