Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

We welcome all who worship with us. If you are visiting us this morning, please take a moment to sign one of our guest registries which are located in either entrance way of the church. Please worship with us again soon.

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Pentecost 18

September 26, 1999

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Order of Worship

Page 15


"Give Thanks"


TLH #537; #441; #46

The Readings

God's Generosity of Goodness

Isaiah 55:6-9 Generosity of mercy to all who return
Philippians 1:18-27 Generosity of Christ in life and death
Matthew 20:1-16 Generosity equal to all
Matthew 20:1-16 Generosity equal to all

The Sermon

"Our Gracious God"
Matthew 20:1-16

The Accolyte

Valerie Jackson



We wish to thank our seminarian, Sean Esterline, for delivering this morning's sermon message.  We pray the Lord's blessings upon Sean as he continues his studies for the ministry.

We  remember those members who are celebrating birthdays this week -- Michelle Knipstein, Dian Witte, Vernon Werling, and Dawn Heckman.  We also remember in our prayers this morning our seventh grade  teacher, Marvin Drier, and our public school teacher, Christine Bultemeier.  May the Lord continue to guide, direct, and bless their lives.

We remember in our prayers this morning Georgianna Alvarez (Addy Schuller's sister) who has finally been released from the hospital and is continuing her recovery at home,  May the Great Physician grant health and strength to her and all who are in need of His presence in their lives.

We welcome to the Friedheim family, Bob and Ruth Armao and their children, Chelsea and Tyler.  Bob is a student at the Ft. Wayne Seminary and is one of our field workers while Ruth is the 3/4 split grade teacher at Wyneken. Chelsea is an 8th grader at Wyneken while Tyler is in the fifth grade.  They have transferred to us from Calvary in Indianapolis.  May the Lord bless them in their new church home.

Included in this morning's bulletin are cards to order the "Faith Comes By Hearing" Old Testament on tape.  If you are interested in this program, please complete the card this morning.  The Deacons will collect these cards prior to the end of the church service today.

Not only are we together hurtling towards Y2K, but also each of us must contend with change in our personal lives.  Is there any stability for you?  On the basis of 2 Corinthians, Dr. Dale Meyer speaks about faith. Dr. Meyer's message, "Thou Who Changest Not, Abide with Me," on The Lutheran Hour.  The show airs on WOWO at 7:35 a.m. (8:05 a.m. on 92.7 FM) on Sunday.  

Lutheran Hour Ministries sponsors the "Woman to Woman" program.  It can be heard on WLAB (88.3 FM) at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday or 11:00 a.m. on WLYV (1450 AM) on Sunday.  Listen to next week's  program, "Breast Cancer."   Once thought of as a death sentence, survivors share their message of hope and victory.

Council Members:  The minutes from the September 7 council meeting are in your slots in the entrance way of the church.  You may pick them up as you leave the worship service this morning.  The next council meeting is Tuesday, October 5.

Produce of all kinds can always be used at our "Cornfusion" produce market.  We are open through the week as well as on weekends.  Bring your produce to the "Cornfusion" sight.  Place it in the cooler wagon or on the tables.  Call Teri Conrad (724-8464) if you have any questions.

The "Cornfusion" food committee could still use contributions of hamburger, buns (hot dog & hamburger), pop, and cash.  Contact any committee member -- Tami Stoppenhagen (728-9101), Kris Blomenberg (547-4673), Evie Fuhrman (639-3158), Dorothy Heckman (547-4497), Janice Buuck (432-9039), or Joy Erxleben (547-4139).  They would also be willing to pick up your donation.  

JETS will meet on Friday, October 1, at 8:00 p.m. at the home of Mike and Judy Werling.   Please bring drinks and snacks to share.  There will be a trial run of the haunted maze that evening.  Going to a football game first?  Drop by after the game and you will still have an opportunity to be "haunted."  All adult members of the congregation are invited to attend.

"AA" batteries are needed for the flashlights which will be used at the haunted maze.  There will be a box in the entrance way of the church for your donation. 

Check your calendars for open dates to work at "Cornfusion."   Workers are still needed.  Just a reminder that the haunted maze will be open on Friday and Saturday nights beginning on Friday, October 8.   Hours for the haunted maze will be 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.  The haunted maze will also be open on Sunday night, October 31.  Contact any member of the staffing committee (Ron or Bonnie Buuck, Les or Karen Conrad, Don or Shirley Gehres, or Delmar or Joyce Heckman) if you can help during the weekends.  If you can help with the haunted maze, please contact Tami Stoppenhagen.

Parents of College Students:  If you haven't given pastor or the church office your child's campus address, phone number, and E-mail address, please do so today.  This information will be published in the October newsletter for others to be able to contact your child as well as the church being able to send the newsletter and other information to them. 

Youth ushers for October are Drew Stoppenhagen and Josh Miller.

Next Sunday is LWML Sunday and it will be time to select new "Prayer Partners."   Please take a moment to complete the insert in today's bulletin and place it in the baskets located in either entrance way of the church this morning or next Sunday morning.  Do not take out a name today.

Dear Members of Friedheim,

Thank you for the cards, phone calls, visits, and prayers on my behalf following my surgery and recuperation.  Your Christian care and concern was very much appreciated.

Marv Stoppenhagen

The 25th annual meeting for the Indiana District of the Lutheran Laymen's League will be held on Saturday, October 2, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 8540 E. 16th Street, Indianapolis.  Keynote speaker will be Dr. Paul Maier, son of the Dr. Walter Maier (original Lutheran Hour speaker).  Dr. Maier will speak on the historical events which add to the historical events recorded in Holy Scripture.  The theme for this year's convention is "Soar Like Eagles" from Isaiah 40:31.  If you have questions, please call Chuck LaVallee at 317-326-2032.

Wyneken News

Mid-term reports will be sent home  on Monday, September 27.

Christmas card sales kits need to be returned to school by Monday, Sept. 27.  Expected delivery date is Tuesday, October 26.  Please take a little time to show the kit to friends, family, and neighbors.

The 8th grade parents will be meeting on Tuesday, September 28, at 7:00 p.m. at Wyneken to make final carnival plan.

The band's annual fish and tenderloin dinner will be held this Friday, October 1, with serving from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Carry outs will be available.  It is again being catered by Ed Fox.  Band parents (as well as  band students) are to work a few hours that night.  Please call the school office if you have not already signed up to work.  Also, don't forget to bring your desserts (two pies or a 9" x 13" dessert).  Come and enjoy a delicious meal!

There will be no East Allen bus service on Monday, October 4.  Parents, you will need to make arrangements for rides to and from school that day.

Market Day order pick up is Monday, October 4, from 6:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. in the cafeteria.

Scott's grocery stores are offering bonus box tops for the General Mills "Box Tops for Education" program as well as a cash reward to the school that collects the most box tops by October 9.  Students received a special envelope to collect the box tops and are asked to collect them and return the envelope to school by Friday, October 8.  Members of the congregation can give the box tops they have collected to any Wyneken student

Everyone is invited to the Wyneken School Carnival.  There will be games, prizes, food, fund, a silent auction, bake & cake walk, and a moon walk.  Mark Friday, October 15, on your calendar.  The carnival will run from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and is being sponsored by the 8th grade class.

Miniature pumpkins (which will be used for decorating) and old jewelry or trinkets (which will be used for the treasure table) are needed for the carnival.  If you are willing to donate any of these items, there will be boxes on the front table at Wyneken.  Thanks for your help!

Saturday, December 4, is the day for the 7th annual Wyneken craft show.  There are still some tables left.  If you would like to have a booth at this show, please contact Shelly Kiefer at 547-4327.

The 8th graders will again be selling wreaths and poinsettias during the month of October.  The delivery of the greenery will be prior to Thanksgiving with poinsettia delivery shortly after.  Think of your holiday needs and contact any Wyneken 8th grader.  (Friedheim's 8th graders are Chelsae Armao, Nathan Conrad, Drew Heckman, Valerie Jackson, Cheryl Kiefer, Jason Miller, Brian Moeller, and Megan Schamerloh.)

The results of the SCRIP contest are in.  The first grade class won the pizza party, with the 1/2 split class second and third grade third.  Sales for the contest week were $29,500 which gave Wyneken a profit of $1,750!  Thanks to all   who participated by purchasing SCRIP.  Everyone wins with SCRIP, especially our kids.  If you want to purchase SCRIP today,  see Kris Blomenberg after the worship service this morning.

 ATTENDANCE:  Sunday Worship Service 285 with 145 receiving Holy Communion;  Sunday School - 64;   Bible Class - 22;   Early Bird Bible Class - 6

Wyneken Sports

The girls participated in the Flatrock volleyball tourney last weekend.  The varsity girls placed third, while the JV team (6th grade) placed second.  Congratulations, girls! 

The 5th and 6th grade volleyball teams will play Holy Cross on Monday, September 27, at 4 p.m. (5th grade) followed by the 6th grade game at 5 p.m.  Both games will be played at Wyneken.

The JV soccer team will play Central at Wyneken at 4:15 p.m. on Monday, September 27.

The varsity soccer team has two games scheduled this week.  They face Zion/Emmaus at Kreager Park on Wednesday, September 29, at 4:15 p.m. and face Suburban Bethlehem on Friday, October 1, at 4:15 p.m. at Kreager Park. 

The varsity girls' volleyball team (B team) will participate in the St. Peter-Immanuel tourney this Saturday and Sunday, October 2 and 3.  Check with a player for game time and location.


Amount Received

Amount Needed

Home Purpose




$110.00 $348.15

YTD Received

YTD Needed

Home Purpose

$145,350.03 $190,386.08


$10,787.00  $13,153.70



9:00 A.M.

Worship Service

10:15 A.M.

Sunday School & Bible Class

Noon to 6:00 P.M.

Cornfusion Open


7:00 P.M. Adult Bible Class


6:00 A.M.

Early Bird Bible Class @ Bingen

9:00 A.M. Morning Glories

8:20 A.M.

Chapel at Wyneken

7:00 P.M.

Choir Practice

9:00 A.M.

LWML Bible Class @ Lucile Stoppenhagen's

8:00 P.M.

JETS at Mike & Judy Werling's

Noon to Dusk

Cornfusion Open        


October 3

9:00 A.M. Worship Service w/Holy Communion
10:30 A.M. Sunday School & Bible Class

Noon to 6:00 P.M.

Cornfusion Open        

October 5

7:00 P.M. Elders & Trustees Meetings
7:30 P.M. Board of Finance Meeting
8:00 P.M. Council Meeting

October 6

All Day

Tabea Society Business Meeting

7:00 P.M.

Choir Practice

October 8

7:00 P.M. -  11:00 P.M. 

Haunted maze at Cornfusion

October 9

Noon to 11:00 P.M.

Cornfusion Open

5:00 P.M.

Buuck/Lehman wedding