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.   If you wish to commune this morning, please complete a communion registration card.  There are cards in either entrance way of the church.  You may place the card in the offering plate or give it to one of the Deacons.  Please worship with us again soon.
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Pentecost 12
September 3, 2000

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Order of Worship Page 46
Hymns TLH  #400, vv. 1-3; #316, v. 3; #306; #307; #400, vv. 4-6

The Theme of the Day

Eat and Live
I Kings 19:3-8 Eat and live physically
Ephesians 4:30-5:2 Eat the bread of Christ and live in love
John 6:41-51 Eat the bread of life and live eternally

"Eternal Life Now!"
John 6:41-51

1. Jesus provides more than physical life.
2. Jesus offers more than future hope.
3. Jesus gives more than permanent life.

The Acolyte

Andrew Werling (7:30 a.m.)
Henry Dahling (9:00 a.m.)



We remember our members celebrating birthdays this week -- Aaron D. Conrad, Jim Heckman, Ethan Lichtle, Rosa Hartmann (who will be celebrating  her 97th birthday on Thursday, September 7), Mike Linnemeier,  and Christian Robinson.  We also remember our Wyneken principal and sixth grade teacher, Dean Wass, as well as Judy Baumann who teaches in the public school, in our prayers.  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 Rosa Hartmann who is now in Adams County's Extended Care Unit (Room 207) and Jim Fuhrman who has returned home.

We remember the family and friends of Vernon Bowers, Carol Hitzfield's brother, who was called to his heavenly home on Thursday, August 31, and will be given Christian burial this week.  May the God of all comfort be with those who mourn and remind them of that great day when they will be reunited with their loved one in heaven..

We welcome into membership Payton James Lengerich, son of Ryan and Erin (Hormann) Lengerich.  He was received through the Sacrament of Baptism yesterday afternoon, September 2.  Serving as godparents were Joel Lengerich and Robert Johnson.  May the Good Sheperd keep an ever-watchful eye on this most precious of His lambs.

We rejoice with Roger Buuck and Julie Reed who were married at our altar yesterday afternoon, September 2.  May the Lord be with them as they begin their lives together.

We also remember in our prayers Rich & Eldora Scheumann who will be  celebrating their 54th wedding anniversary on Thursday, September 7, and Gary & Dorothy Heckman who will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary on Saturday, September 9.  May they continue to receive God's richest blessings.

Three million children are being raised by their grandparents.  Of all the joys of grandparents, none could be better than the thrill of telling grandchildren about God's grace and mercy in Jesus Christ.  Hear Rev. Wallace Schulz's message, "The Greatest Joy of Being a Grandparent," 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 "Incarnating the Christ"  If you have any comments about this program, please contact pastor or one of the Elders.

The lift in the Parish Hall is now operational.  The congregation is invited to come to the Parish Hall following the 9:00 a.m. worship serice today.  Demonstrations will be given on how to use the lift.  Light refreshments (provided by the AAL)  will also be served.

The polo Cornfusion T-shirts are here!  You may pick up your shirt in the church basement after the first or second service this morning.  If you haven't had the opportunity to pay for your shirt, you may do so this morning when you pick your shirt up.  Thanks!  Questions?  Contact Jane Thieme, Carol Selking, or Carma Conrad.

The cookbooks have arrived!  The cookbooks are priced at $8 each.  There is also a "Helpful Hints" booklet for sale at $4 per booklet.  If you are willing to take some cookbooks to work or your business or wish to purchase one, please contact any member of the cookbook committee - Becky DeKoninck, Karen Gallmeyer, Mary Gallmeyer, Shirley Hormann, or Sylvia Scheumann.  The cookbooks will also be available at the corn maze.

The Glenbrook Bazaar will be held on Friday and Saturday, September 8 and 9.  A sign-up sheet is in the south entrance way of the church.  As of Friday, no one has signed up to work on Saturday.  Please check your schedules and see if you would be able to help.   Set up will be Thursday night, September 7,  starting at 8:00 p.m. (at Glenbrook).   There will also be a bake sale.  Please bring your baked goods to the Parish Hall by 8:00 a.m. on either Friday or Saturday morning.  Thanks in advance for your help.

Staffing needs at the maze are ongoing.  Make sure you check your calendars and sign up on the sheets in either entrance way of the church to work at the maze.  You may also call someone on the Staffing Committee - Tim Blomenberg, Leesa Heckman, or Lester Werling.

The final starlight maze will be held this Saturday, September 9, from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.  The maze will also be open tomorrow, Labor Day, from noon to 6:00 p.m.

The Foods Committee is asking for donations through October.  Coke and Pepsi products (especially Mountain Dew) as well as bottled water are  needed  along with hot dogs, hamburger, and nacho chips.  Cash donations are also being accepted.  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.

Council Members:  Minutes from the August 1, 2000 Council Meeting are in your slots in the entrance way of church.  Please pick up your copy as you leave the worship service today.  The next Council meeting will be held on TUESDAY, September 12.  (The date has been changed as not to interfere with the "Back-to-School Night" at Wyneken on September 5.)

The SRD Workshop will be held on Saturday, September 30, at Faith Lutheran Church in Roanoke.  The church is located on 900 N.  Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the opening service starting at 9:00 a.m.  A light lunch will be served with a free will offering will be accepted.  The workshop should conclude by noon.  For baby sitting or to make reservations, please call Kris Blomenberg at 547-4673 by Sunday, September 24.  Please wear a cross to the workshop and be ready to explain a story about it.

The LYF will meet following the worship service on Sunday, September 10.  Two items on the agenda is working at the maze and scheduling a gym night.

Sunday School and Bible Class will begin next Sunday, September 10.  If you would like to help with our Sunday School program as a teacher or be placed on the substitute list, please contact Floyd Thieme or Pastor Dahling.

Choir practice begins this Wednesday, September 6, at 7:00 p.m.  If you enjoying singing, why not be a part of the choir.  Hope to see some new faces on Wednesday as well as welcome back last year's members!

Wyneken News

The results of the survey are in.  Plan B was chosen by 76% of the communicant membership.  The Expansion Committee will continue to work on the plans and keep the congregation informed.  The Committee will also be addressing the Wyneken student body to receive some input from them.

You're invited to "Back-to-School Night" on Tuesday, September 5, at 7 p.m.  Take this opportunity to visit your child's classroom, ask questions, meet your child's teacher, and even visit the Scholastic Book Fair.

Market Day orders may be picked up on Tuesday, September 5, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria.

Beginning band will start the week of September 5.  If you have any questions concerning this program, please contact Jody Reed at 547-4393 (home) or 724-3353 (work).

Would you like to be a substitute cook at Wyneken?   If so, please contact Angie Werling at 547-4337.

Our school will once again collect Campbell's labels and Big G box tops.  These are redeemed for equipment and/or cash.  Thanks in advance for helping with this ongoing project.

SCRIP will be available after the worship service this morning.  There are certificates available for so many businesses.  For example, if you purchase your gasoline at BP, Citgo, Reinking's, Shell, Speedway, or United, certificates are available.  If you have never used this program, why not buy your gasoline this week with SCRIP and see how the program works.  See Kris Blomenberg  to make your purchases. 

The Athletic Boosters are again requesting donations of pop (Pepsi products sell especially well).  You may leave your donations in the hallway outside the cafeteria.  Be sure to indicate that this donation is for the Athletic Boosters.  Help is also needed with concessions during the volleyball and soccer seasons.  There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board outside the school office for you to pick a time to work.

The 8th graders are sponsoring another drive-thru chicken barbecue on Sunday, September 24.  Chicken will be sold from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. (or until sold out).  The cost is $4 for one-half chicken.  Presale tickets will be available this morning following the worship service.  See Ashley or Laura Fuhrmann.  More chicken will be ordered this time, but by purchasing your ticket in advance, you will be guaranteed to have chicken available for your family on the 24th.  Thanks so much for supporting our fund raising activities.

The 8th graders are also sponsoring the Wyneken Craft Show which will be held on Saturday, December 2.  Show hours are 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  If you are interested in renting a booth or want more information, please contact Anne Fuhrmann at 547-4469.  Tables in the gym and library are $25 each while tables placed in the hallway are $15.

Sporting News

All teams will be seeing action this week.  The varsity boys' soccer team will play Kendalville on Wednesday, September 6, at Kreager 7  and Concordia at Kreager 6 on Friday, September 8.  Both games begin at 4:15 p.m.

The JV soccer team begins its season on Friday, September 8.  They will play St. Peter-Immanuel at St. Peter-Immanuel at 4:00 p.m.

The girls' varsity volleyball (A) team will play Unity at Concordia on Saturday, September 9, at 9:00 a.m. 

The JV girls' volleyball team faces Central at home at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 7.

Fans are always welcome to cheer on our young athletes.  Keep an eye on the schedule and come on out!

ATTENDANCE:  Sunday Worship Service - 220; Monday Evening Bible Class - 8


Amount Received

Amount Needed

Home Purpose




$70.00 $346.15

YTD Received

YTD Needed
Home Purpose $158,218.90  $175,162.95
Missions $10,888.24 $12,115.25


TODAY 7:30 A.M. Worship Service with Holy Communion

9:00 A.M. Worship Service with Holy Communion
Noon - 6:00 P.M.

Cornfusion Open

MONDAY Noon - 6 P.M. Cornfusion Open

Early-bird Bible Class

9:00 A.M. Morning Glories
7:00 P.M. Back-to-School Night @ Wyneken

Tabea Society

7:00 P.M. Choir
THURSDAY 8:00 P.M. Set-up for Glenbrook Craft Show
FRIDAY 9 A.M. - 9 P.M. Glenbrook Bazaar
SATURDAY 9 A.M. - 9 P.M. Glenbrook Bazaar
Noon - Dusk  Cornfusion Open

8 P.M. - 11 P.M. Starlight Maze


September 10 9:00 A.M. Worship Service (Rally Day)


10:15 A.M.

Sunday School & Bible Class  

10:15 A.M.

LYF Meeting  

10:15 A.M. AAL Meeting  
Noon - 6 P.M. Cornfusion Open
September 12 6:00 A.M. Early-bird Bible Class  
9:00 A.M. Morning Glories
7:00 P.M. Elders Meeting
7:30 P.M. Trustees/Board of Finance/Vision 2000 Meetings
8:00 P.M. Council Meeting
September 14 9:00 A.M. LWML Bible Class @ Dorothy Heckman's
8:00 P.M. Wyneken School Board  
September 16 Noon - Dusk Cornfusion Open

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