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 20

October 10, 1999

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Order of Worship

Page 32


"Amazing Grace"


TLH #19, vv. 1-4; #346; #19, vv. 5-6

The Readings

The Vineyard of God's People
Isaiah 5:1-7 God's people receive judgment for evil fruit
Philippians 3:12-21 God's people strive to be examples worthy of Christ
Matthew 21:33-43 God's people refuse to return to God His due

The Sermon

"Who Goes There? Friend or Foe?"
Philippians 3:12-21

        Who goes there?
1. Enemy of God? (vv. 18, 19)
2. Friend of God? (v. 20)

The Accolyte

Cheryl Kiefer



We remember those members who are celebrating birthdays this week -- Joyce Heckman, Lucile Stoppenhagen, Tonya Bultemeyer, Bob Buuck, Rhonda Linnemeier, Cindy Berning, Mark Buuck, Linda Gorman, Jason Werling, Kristie Werling, Irene Bultemeier, Dick Hileman, and Emma Lichtle. We also remember in our prayers this morning our fifth grade teacher, Rich Schwantz, and our public school teacher, Jan Heimann. 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. We especially remember Phyllis Nidlinger (mother of John Nidlinger) who was a patient at Lutheran Hospital and Andy Buuck who will be undergoing surgery this Thursday at the University of Cincinnati.

We remember the family and friends of Dorothy Buuck, mother of Don and David Buuck, who was called to her heavenly home on Saturday, October 2, and was given Christian burial on Wednesday, October 6. May the God of all comfort be with them as they mourn and remind them of that day when they will be reunited with their loved ones in heaven.

We also remember Robert Buuck and Julie Lehman who were married at our altar on Saturday, October 9, as well as Jon Kaehr and Mendi Douglas who will be married at our altar this Saturday, October 16. May the Lord bless these couples as they begin their lives together.

In her book, actress Jennifer O'Neill tells an inspiring story of God's forgiving love. Dr. Dale Meyer shares that story with you, a modern demonstration of Romans 5:5. Hear Dr. Meyer's message, "The One That Stole My Weekends and Made Me Yawn," 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, "Ghosts, Ghoulies, and Things That go Bump in the Night." Are haunted houses real? What goes "bump in the night?" What do "they" want?

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.

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!

One of the items to be discussed at today'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. The meeting will be held following today's worship service.

A nut and candy order form is included in this morning's bulletin. There is a box in either entrance way for your orders or you may give your order form to Mary Gallmeyer or Becky DeKoninck.

Also included in this morning's bulletin is information about "Advent by Candlelight," which is to be held on Monday, November 29. Hostesses are needed for this event. If you have any questions, please contact Ann Crosby or Doris Conrad.

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.

The Lutheran Home Auxiliary's Fall Bazaar and Oktoberfest will be held on Thursday, October 21, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. If you can donate craft items, pies, baked goods, or next to new items, please contact Margaret Buuck (639-3835) by Monday, October 18.

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. This informal, informational meeting is at no cost to you -- the costs are being picked up by Kathy Bultemeier, our AAL representative, and our local AAL branch. Come with your questions concerning investments, retirement plans, planning for college, or any other financial question you may have. Reservations would be helpful in planning the meal but are not necessary. You may call 724-4222 or 1-800-359-9920 to help in the planning.

"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.


Checkbook balance, October 1, 1999 $64.06
Estimated expenses for October:
Van Dyne Crotty $40.54
Electricity $150.00
Telephone $91.00
Salaries $4,728.00
Students $40.00
Radio $15.00
Social Security & Medicare $318.12
Postage $114.00
Wyneken, September payment $5,500.00
Wyneken, October payment $11,310.39
Decatur Bank & Trust, loan pymt. $300.00
Worker Benefits $663.00
Total estimated expenses for October $23,270.05
Total needed to meet Oct. est. expenses $23,205.99

As you can see, we are running behind in our Wyneken payment and our normal monthly bills still remain to be paid. Please prayerfully consider this situation as you remember the blessings that the Lord has given to you.

ATTENDANCE: Sunday Worship Service 274 with 174 receiving Holy Communion; Bible Class - 23; Sunday School - 62; Bible Class - 8; Early Bird Bible Class - 4

Wyneken News

There will be no East Allen bus in the afternoon on Thursday, October 14. Parents, please make arrangements for your child. On Monday, Oct. 18, North Adams will be dismissing at 11:40 a.m. East Allen students will again need to find transportation home that day.

Please return your parent/teacher conference time schedule slip by Friday, October 15.

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!

Market Day order forms which are included in today's bulletin need to be returned to the school office by Monday, Oct. 18, with delivery being Monday, November 1, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. in the cafeteria. You can also order on-line at www.marketday.com

The varsity band will again be marching in the Calithumpian Parade on Monday, October 25.

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

AAL is again sponsoring "Have a Ball - Volunteer!" program. Record your family's volunteer hours for any service project from now until November 29 and help Wyneken earn a grant from AAL. The volunteer hours are not limited to volunteer work at Wyneken. (Just think of all those hours your family has helped with the Cornfusion project!) Please take a moment to complete this form and return it to school on November 29. THANKS!

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.)

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.

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. In addition they are offering a field trip kit plus 200 bonus points for each of the following five brands (one label per brand) along with dated cash register receipts (8/15/99 to 11/30/99) for any Campbell's condensed soups, Prego spaghetti sauce, Franco-American pasta, V8 Splash, and Pepperidge Farm Goldfish. You may send in the labels and receipts to school.

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

Wyneken Sports

The varsity volleyball (B) team finished third the St. Peter/Immanuel tournament last week. Congratulations!

The JV soccer team is participating the St. Peter tournament today. Check with a player concerning game time and location.

The 5th and 6th grade volleyball teams will play St. Paul at 4:00 p.m. (5th grade) and 5:00 p.m. (6th grade) at Wyneken on Monday, October 11.

The varsity soccer (B) team will play St. Peter/Immanuel at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, October 11, at Wyneken.

The varsity volleyball teams will play Bellmont on Tuesday, October 12. The B team will play the 7th grade at 4:00 p.m. while the A team will play the 8th grade at 5:00 p.m.

The varsity soccer team begins tourney play on Wednesday, October 13. They drew a first round bye. Check with a player concerning game time, opponent, and location.

On Thursday, October 14, the JV volleyball team will play St. Peter/Immanuel at 4:00 p.m. at Wyneken followed by a varsity (B) game at 5:00 p.m.

The varsity soccer (B) team will participate in the Ossian tournament this Saturday, October 16. Check with a player concerning game time.

The varsity volleyball team begins tournament play on Saturday, October 16. Check with a player concerning game time and locations.

Good luck to all our athletes during tournament time.

The Bellmont swim team will have sign ups on Monday, October 11, and Tuesday, October 12, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the high school pool.


Amount Received

Amount Needed

Home Purpose




$323.00 $348.15

YTD Received

YTD Needed

Home Purpose

$153,136.38 $200,406.40


$11,230.00  $13,846.00



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
7:30 P.M. LWML Quarterly Meeting

8:20 A.M.

Chapel at Wyneken

7:00 P.M.

Choir Practice

9:00 A.M.

LWML Bible Class @ Marlene Conrad's

8:00 P.M.

Wyneken School Board

7:00 P.M. -  11:00 P.M. 

Haunted maze at Cornfusion

Noon to Dusk

Cornfusion Open        

4:30 P.M.

Kaehr/Douglas Wedding

7:00 P.M. -  11:00 P.M. 

Haunted maze at Cornfusion


October 17

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        
4:00 P.M. LLL/LWML Fall Rally
October 18-20 Pastor's Conference

October 20

7:00 P.M.

Choir Practice

October 21

8:20 A.M.

Chapel at Wyneken

October 22

7:00 P.M. -  11:00 P.M. 

Haunted maze at Cornfusion

October 23

Noon to 11:00 P.M.

Cornfusion Open

7:00 P.M. -  11:00 P.M. 

Haunted maze at Cornfusion