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 19

October 3, 1999

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Order of Worship

Service insert


TLH #409; 277; 430; 342; 442

The Readings

Repent and Live
Ezekiel 18:14, 25-32 God wants all to repent and live
Philippians 2:1-11 Turn from conceit to humility for unity
Matthew 21:28-32 The sinner who repents enters the Kingdom

The Sermon

"The Heart of the Matter"
Ezekiel 18:31

Consider the "Heart of the Matter"
1. There is a need to have new heart and spirit
   a. A heart that loves God
   b. A heart that obeys God
2. The way to a new heart
   a. God's creation-"Create in me a clean heart, O God"
   b. The Spirit's work-"You must be born anew"

The Accolyte

Valerie Jackson



We remember those members who are celebrating birthdays this week -- Dan Bushee, Marvene Buuck, Robert Hartmann, Jenny Buuck, Shayla Lee, Sylvia Scheumann, Breanna Lynn Amsbury (her first birthday), Mary Gallmeyer, Mike Heckman, Ashley Hunkins and Carley Manley. We also remember in our prayers this morning our sixth grade teacher, Dean Wass, and our public school teacher, Cindy Des Jean. May the Lord continue to guide, direct, and bless their lives.

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

The flowers in church this morning are to the glory of God and in honor of the anniversaries of Dick & Alma Miller who celebrated their 49th anniversary yesterday and Loren & Karen Gallmeyer who will be celebrating their 30th anniversary on October 11.  The arrangements were given by their children and grandchildren with love and admiration.  May the Lord continue to bless these couples.

We also remember Robert Buuck and Julie Lehman who will be married at our altar on Saturday, October 9.  May the Lord bless them as they begin their lives together.

Devastation is a word that describes divorce as well as other life-shattering experiences.  Starting with Psalm 42:5, Dr. Dale Meyer speaks about hope.  Hear Dr. Meyer's message, "My Future was God's Surprise," 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, "When He leaves." What do you do when "till death do us part" becomes "good-bye?"   What happens when he leaves?  Kari West shares her experience with divorce and how she survived after her husband said good-bye.

The next LWML quarterly meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 12, at 7:30 p.m. at the Parish Hall. Election of officers as well as Bereavement Committee members will be a part of the evening. A video on encouragement will also be shown.

Do you have any Indian corn, carrots, pumpkins, gourds, apples, or other fall produce? Would you like to donate it at the produce stand at Cornfusion? 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), bottled water, apple cider (pasteurized), 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.

"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. A special thanks to all those who agreed to work at the haunted maze; all shifts have been filled!

Today is LWML Sunday and it is time to select new "Prayer Partners."  Please place your completed form (there are extra copies in either entrance way of the church if you don't have your form from last week) in the baskets located in either entrance way of the church this morning.  Please take out a slip as you leave the church service this morning.

One of the items to be discussed at next Sunday's Quarterly Voters' Meeting is the expansion at Wyneken. It has been agreed to limit discussion on this topic to thirty minutes. If more time is needed, a special meeting will be called for Sunday, Oct. 24.

A nut and candy order form was included in the October newsletter.   Missing on the form was a place for your name and total cost of the product ordered.  Please include these items when placing your order.  Sorry for the oversight.  There is a box in either entrance way for your orders or you may give your order form to Mary Gallmeyer or Becky DeKoninck.

The LLL/LWML Fall Rally will be held at New Hope Lutheran Church in Ossian on Sunday, Oct. 17, at 4:00 p.m. A light supper will be served after the meeting. The speakers will be Rev. and Mrs. Mark (Sue) Pflughoeft who will share their visit with missionary friends in Ghana, West Africa, in 1998.

Make plans to come to "Ladies Night Out" on Tuesday, October 19, at our Parish Hall. The evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a meal catered by A Touch of Class. A short seminar will follow addressing the many questions and concerns women face in today's financial world.   The evening is compliments of Kathy Bultemeier, our AAL representative, and our local AAL branch. You may call 724-4222 or 1-800-359-9920 to reserve your spot. (Reservations would be helpful in planning the meal but are not necessary.)


ATTENDANCE: Sunday Worship Service 297; Bible Class - 21; Sunday School - 67; Bible Class - 8; Early Bird Bible Class - 5

Wyneken News

There will be no East Allen bus in the afternoon on Monday, October 4. Parents, please 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 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!

Christmas cards are expected to be delivered on Tuesday, October 26.

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.

All hot lunches need to be paid weekly or biweekly if you have not already paid in advance.  There are several family accounts that are building up.   Please do not send in a daily quarter for milk.  Your child's teacher will scan your child's card for milk and payments can be sent in each week using the lunch envelopes. Contact Darrell Ehlerding (547-4228) if you have any questions.

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.)

If you want to purchase SCRIP today, see Kris Blomenberg after the worship service this morning. This program helps our Wyneken school and students.

Campbell's Labels for Education program has two special programs. Buy any three of the Goldfish snack crackers (Goldfish snack mix, Flavor Blasted Goldfish, and Goldfish 5.5 oz., 6 oz. and 9.5 oz.) and send the UPC's, and dated cash register receipt (between 9/1/99 and 11/30/99) with the prices circled, and receive 100 extra points.

Wyneken Sports

The varsity volleyball (B) team is participating in the St. Peter/Immanuel tournament today. Check with a player about game time.

The JV soccer team will play Concordia on Monday, October 4, at 4:15 P.M. at Wyneken.  They will play St. Paul at 4:15 P.M. on Thursday, October 7, at Wyneken

The varsity volleyball (A) team will play Woodburn at Wyneken on Monday, October 4, at 4:45 P.M.

Good luck to our  varsity soccer team as they begin tourney play on Friday, October 8.

Our 5th grade volleyball team will be participating in the St. Peter/Immanuel tournament on Saturday, October 9, while the JV soccer team will be participating in the St. Peter-Goeglein tournament on Saturday and Sunday, October 9 & 10.  Good luck to both teams!


Amount Received

Amount Needed

Home Purpose




$120.00 $348.15

YTD Received

YTD Needed

Home Purpose

$147,893.08 $195,396.24


$10,907.00  $13,499.85



9:00 A.M.

Worship Service

10:30 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
7:00 P.M. Elders & Trustees Meeting
7:30 P.M. Board of Finance Meeting
8:00 P.M. Council Meeting

8:20 A.M.

Chapel at Wyneken

All Day

Tabea Society

7:00 P.M.

Choir Practice

9:00 A.M.

LWML Bible Class @ Doris Conrad's

7:00 P.M. -  11:00 P.M. 

Haunted maze at Cornfusion

Noon to Dusk

Cornfusion Open        

5:00 P.M.

Buuck/Lehman Wedding

7:00 P.M. -  11:00 P.M. 

Haunted maze at Cornfusion


October 10

9:00 A.M. Worship Service
10:15 A.M. Sunday School
10:15 A.M. Quarterly Voters' Meeting

Noon to 6:00 P.M.

Cornfusion Open        

October 12

7:30 P.M. LWML Quarterly Meeting

October 13

8:20 A.M.

Chapel at Wyneken

7:00 P.M.

Choir Practice

October 14

8:00 P.M.

Wyneken School Board

October 15

7:00 P.M. -  11:00 P.M. 

Haunted maze at Cornfusion

October 16

Noon to 11:00 P.M.

Cornfusion Open

4:30 P.M.

Kaehr/Douglas Wedding

7:00 P.M. -  11:00 P.M. 

Haunted maze at Cornfusion