Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

We welcome you to Friedheim to worship with us this morning.  If you are a visitor, please take a moment to sign one of our guest registries which are located in both entry ways.    Please worship with us again soon.
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Pentecost 7
July 30, 2000

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Order of Worship Page 32
Hymns TLH #5; #435; #36

The Theme of the Day

Obstacles to Ministry
Ezekiel 2:1-5 The rebelliousness of God's people
2 Corinthians 12:7-10 The handicap of the preacher
Mark 6:1-6 The rejection by one's own people
The Children's Sermon

"Without faith... "
Mark 6:1-6
1. You cannot accept Jesus
2. You cannot be healed   

The Acolyte Laura Fuhrmann



We remember our members celebrating birthdays this week -- Frank Buuck, Gene Kiess, Ruth Armao, Ron Bultemeier, April Erxleben, Drew Heckman, Jacob Bergman, Gabrielle Brandt, Jamie Selking, Nicholas Linnemeier, Elfurt Blomenberg, and Jacob Conrad.   May the Lord continue to guide, direct, and bless their lives.

We remember in our prayers Marc Lichtle and Angie Tinkham who will be married this Saturday at our altar.  May the Lord bless them as they begin their lives together.

May the Great Physician grant health and strength to all who are in need of His presence in their lives.  

Parents, please encourage your children to come forward when called to hear the sermon geared especially to them.

Next Sunday, August 6, there will be two worship services offered.  The first service begins at 7:30 a.m. with the second service starting at 9:00 a.m.  Holy communion will be celebrated at both services.  Please make plans to attend one of these services.

The conventional wisdom says, "Do good and expect good in return."  Experience tells us that it doesn't work that way with people and the Bible teaches that a moral life isn't enough to satisfy God.  Hear Dr. Dale Meyer's    message, "Why a Moral Life isn't Enough,"  on the The Lutheran Hour.  The show airs on WOWO beginning at 7:35 a.m.  It's also on at 8:05 a.m. on 92.7 FM, and at  3:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on 1090 on Sunday.  

Included in this morning's bulletin is a study guide ("Time in the Word") for this week.  Please take a few moments each day to go over this information.  The theme for this week is "Sent to Serve."  If you have any comments about this new program, please contact pastor or one of the Elders.

Council Members:  The minutes from the July 5, 2000 Council Meeting are in your slots in the entrance way of church.  You may pick up your minutes as you leave the worship service this morning.  The next Council meeting is on Tuesday, August 1.

Thursday, August 3, is "Media Day" at the maze.  We need as many people as possible to be there to make it look like an event worth attending.  The media is scheduled to arrive at 10:00 a.m.  If you are able, please come a little earlier than that to prepare.  Stay a while longer, after the media leaves, a be part of the commercial shoot.  Yes, we are going to make a commercial to advertise Cornfusion on TV.  It should take about two hours to shoot, so come and grab your 15 minutes of fame!  The shooting should start around 11:00 a.m. (or whenever the media people leave).

The Altar Guild will have their quarterly meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 8.  New members are always welcome!

Next Sunday, August 6, is the day the congregation is invited to Cornfusion.   Dress casual for church and then visit the maze right after the service.  Your free will donation will get you lunch and a chance to tackle the church maze and the challenge maze.  The maze will open to the public at noon, so there should be plenty of time for fun and fellowship.

Take a moment to look over the T-shirt order form which is included in this morning's bulletin.  Orders are due on August 13, with payment due no later than August 27.  The shirts should be available by September 3.  Questions?  Contact Jane Thieme, Carol Selking, or Carma Conrad.

The maze will be open to the public on Saturday, August 5.  The Foods Committee is asking for donations.  Coke and Pepsi products (especially Mountain Dew) as well as bottled water are  needed.  Hot dogs, hamburger, and nacho chips are also needed.  If you would prefer to give cash and let the committee make the purchase, that would also be helpful.  You may bring your donations to church or contact any member of the Foods Committee - Dorothy Heckman, Denise Conrad, Mary Gallmeyer, or Tami Stoppenhagen.  They would be more than willing to pick up the items from you.  Thanks in advance for your help.

The starlight maze is in need of AA batteries for the flashlights which the participants will use to wander through the maze.  Please drop your batteries off at the produce trailer during the week and place them on one of the shelves inside, or place the batteries inside the concessions trailer during maze hours.  The first starlight maze will take place on Saturday, August 12, from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.  Thanks in advance for your help.

On Sunday, August 20, at 3:00 p.m. the Midwest Chinese Ministry will have its first annual meeting and conduct a celebration service at Concordia Lutheran Church (4525 Lake Avenue, Ft. Wayne).  As part of the celebration, a meal,  following the service, will be catered by one of the members of the Chinese outreach congregations.  If you plan on attending, please contact Pastor Dahling or Doris Conrad by Sunday, August 13.

The dates for the Glenbrook Bazaar have been set.  The bazaar will be held on Friday and Saturday, September 8 and 9.  Check your schedules and see when you will be able to help.  Set up will be Thursday night, September 7,  starting at 8:00 p.m.   The Morning Glories will resume their crafting activities on Tuesday, August 22, at 9:00 a.m. in the Parish Hall.  Come, be a part of this group!

The Tabea Society will meet this Wednesday, August  2.   Dorothy Heckman will be the hostess.

The LWML Thursday morning Bible class will meet at the home of Marlene Conrad on August 10.

Youth ushers for August will be Joey Des Jean and Justin Jackson.

Wyneken News

School will be closed until Thursday, August 3.  The floors are being waxed and will need to dry.  Thanks so much for your cooperation.

After a thorough search for a qualified candidate for the position of principal, none has been found.  Consequently, members of the faculty have stepped forward to take on administrative responsibilities.  Dean Wass will serve in the position of principal for the coming year with Richard Schwantz and Rae Lynn Fuhrmann serving as vice principal.  The Board is currently interviewing candidates to serve in the fifth grade position.   Please keep Wyneken in your prayers.

The Hot Lunch Committee is looking for a third cook.  Please contact Mike Werling (724-9383) for more details.

Do you have an interest in sports?  Can you donate some of your time to our Wyneken athletes?  Our young Warriors need you!  There are many coaching openings at Wyneken for the 2000-2001 school year.  We have openings at all levels in volleyball, boys and girls soccer, as well as boys and girls basketball.  While game times are unchangeable for the most part, practice dates and times can be arranged around your schedule.  To offer your help or to have any questions answered, please call Marv Drier at 547-4419.

See Kris Blomenberg or Becky DeKoninck after the worship service this morning if you wish to purchase some SCRIP. 

School registration forms have been mailed.  Registration day will be held on Tuesday, August 15, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  If you cannot make it that day, please call the school (639-6177) and make other arrangements.

Stop by the Coke wagon outside the Decatur Scott's on Saturday and Sunday, August 5 and 6, and again on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 11, 12, and 13.  The 8th graders will be selling hot dogs and coke from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Enjoy a snack and help the 8th graders earn their trip to Washington, DC.

ATTENDANCE:  Sunday Worship Service - 210 with 137 receiving Holy Communion


Amount Received

Amount Needed

Home Purpose




$70.00 $346.15

YTD Received

YTD Needed
Home Purpose $129,933.46 $150,111.10
Missions $10,022.24 $10,384.50



9:00 A.M.

Worship Service with Children's Sermon

MONDAY 7:00 P.M. Adult Bible Class
TUESDAY 7:00 P.M.  

Elders' Meeting

7:30 P.M.  Trustees/Board of Finance/Vision 2000 Meetings
8:00 P.M. Council Meeting
WEDNESDAY All Day  Tabea Society 

Media Day at the Maze

11:00 A.M. Commercial Shoot at the Maze
SATURDAY 11 A.M. - 8 P.M.

8th grade Coke wagon at Scott's

Noon - Dusk  Cornfusion Open
3:30 P.M. Lichtle/Tinkham Wedding


August 6

7:30 A.M.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

9:00 A.M. Worship Service with Holy Communion
10:15 A.M. Congregation invited to maze (with lunch)
11 A.M. - 8 P.M.  8th grade Coke wagon at Scott's
Noon - 6 P.M.  Cornfusion Open
August 8 7:30 P.M. Altar Guild
August 10 9:00 A.M. LWML Bible Class @ Marlene Conrad's
8:00 P.M. Wyneken School Board
August 11 - 13 11 A.M. - 8 P.M. 8th grade Coke wagon at Scott's
August 12 Noon - Dusk Cornfusion Open
8 P.M. - 11 P.M.  Starlight Maze Open

The Lutheran Hymnal midi files copyright 1998 Rev. Richard Jordan, used by permission