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 14
September 17, 2000

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Order of Worship Page 15
The Choir "Let Us Ever Walk with Jesus"
Hymns TLH  #5; #316, v. 5; #421; #422; #416; #659
Theme of the Day The Crisis of Choice
Joshua 24:1-2a;14-18 To serve or not serve God
Ephesians 5:21-31 To subject or not subject self to others
John 6:60-69 To follow or not to follow Jesus

"Ashamed of Jesus?"
John 6:60-69

The Acolyte Amy Erxleben


We remember our members celebrating birthdays this week -- Erin Lengerich, Marvin Stoppenhagen, Marlin Keidel, Tom DeKoninck, Judy Werling, Kathy Brandt, Michael Buuck, Ashley Fuhrmann, Laura Fuhrmann, Matt Kiefer, Dan Gallmeyer, Rich Weiland, Rosie Bultemeier, and Mike Robinson.  We also remember our Wyneken 8th grade teacher, Yvonne Schwantz, as well as, Kristie Brown who teaches in the public school, in our prayers.  Today we also remember in our prayers our Sunday School Superintendent, Floyd Thieme.  May the Lord continue to guide, direct, and bless their lives.

We welcome Nina Marie Secaur, daughter of Jeff and Robin (Schuller) Secaur,  to our church family as she will be baptized later today.  Serving as godparents are Michelle Edgar and Dennis Schuller.  May the Good Shepherd keep an ever-watchful eye on this most precious of His lambs.

We  remember the family and friends of Rosa Hartmann who was called to her heavenly home on Wednesday, September 13, and was given Christian burial on Saturday, September 16.  We also remember the family and friends of Dick Keuneke who was called to his heavenly home on Thursday, September 14, and will be given Christian burial tomorrow, September 18.  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 ones in heaven.

We also remember in our prayers Don & Shirley Gehres who are celebrating their 35th wedding anniversary today and Jim & Ann Crosby who will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary on Monday, September 18.  May they continue to receive God's richest blessings.

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

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 "Faith in Action."  If you have any comments about this program, please contact pastor or one of the Elders.

Many children's lives are ruined by the gambling habits of their parents.   Don't become a victim of the devil's schemes.  Martin Luther said, "Be occupied daily with God's Word.  Hear Rev. Wallace Schulz's message, "Don't Gamble  with Life," on the The Lutheran Hour.  The show airs on Sunday, WOWO beginning at 7:35 a.m. The show also airs at 8:05 a.m. on 92.7 FM, and at  3:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on 1090.  

The Portals of Prayer have arrived.  Please pick up your copy as you leave the worship service this morning.

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.

Have you purchased our new church cookbook yet?  The cookbook committee will be outside of church this morning following the morning worship service.  This will give you an opportunity to look over the book and purchase one if you wish.  The Helpful Hints Almanac will also be available for you to look over and purchase.  Cookbooks are $8 while the Almanac is $4.  Would you be willing to take some books to work to sell?  You may sign out some books and then pay for them when they are sold.  Please contact one of the committee members (Becky DeKoninck, Karen Gallmeyer, Mary Gallmeyer, Shirley Hormann, or Sylvia Schuemann).  The cookbooks are also available at the maze.


Balance on hand, September 1, 2000    $60.20
Expected expenses for September  
Wyneken, adjustment for July & August  $1,313.62  
Wyneken (August payment)  $1,000.00  
Wyneken (September payment)  $11,967.20 
Decatur Bank & Trust (loan payment)  $300.00
Social Security & Medicare  $340.76
Telephone   $82.00
AEP  $125.00
Salaries  $4,695.00  
WZBD-FM Radio    $15.00
Van Dyne Crotty  $43.18
Students $50.00
Worker Benefits  $749.38
Total expected expenses for September $20,681.14  
Total needed to meet expected expenses for September $20,620.94

The loan from Decatur Bank & Trust taken out this summer to become current  with our Wyneken payment was paid off on August 8.   Also an extra $3,000 was paid on our first loan from Decatur Bank & Trust, leaving a balance of approximately $2,100 on that loan.

Thanks to all who helped at the Glenbrook Bazaar.  Without your help manning the booth, helping make the crafts, donating baked goods, or transporting items, the Morning Glories could not exist.  Sales totaled $968.08 at this year's bazaar.

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.

The SRD Workshop will be held on Saturday, September 30, at Faith Lutheran Church in Roanoke.  The church is located at 3416 E  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 next  Sunday, September 24.  Please wear a cross to the workshop and be ready to explain a story about it.  Don't forget to bring your Bible!

It's time to select new "Prayer Partners."  Please complete the form enclosed in this morning's bulletin and place it in the basket in the entranceway of the church.  Remember, do not take a name out of the basket yet.  Please wait until Sunday, October 1.  If you participated in this program last year, it is now time to reveal your name to your "Prayer Partner."  Although this program is sponsored by the LWML, this is "not for women only."  All adult members of the congregation are encouraged to participate.

Dear Members of Friedheim,

I just wanted to let everyone know how much I appreciated the cards and prayers on my behalf following my bypass surgery.  A special thanks to Pastor Dahling and to our Seminary student, Bob Armao, for their visits and prayers.  May the Lord bless each of you.

Jim Fuhrman

Our congregation is cordially invited to the Ordination and Installation of Paul Doehrmann into the Holy Ministry  next Sunday, September 24, at  2:00 p.m. at New Hope Lutheran Church, in Ossian.  A reception will follow the service.

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 3705 S. Anthony Blvd. will rededicate their refurbished Schantz organ at 4:00 p.m.  Dr. Michael Burkhardt of Tempe, Arizona will lead a special festival of hymn singing.  This program will not  only include familiar hymns but also new and refreshing songs.  Our congregation is invited to come and enjoy this program.

Wyneken News

Market Day orders are due at the school office on Tuesday, September 19; internet orders are due by noon on September 26.   Pick up date will be Monday, October 2, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.

Mid-term is this Tuesday, September 19.  Mid-term reports will be sent home with the students on Monday, September 25.

Picture day is approaching on Thursday, September 21; an information packet was sent home  with your child last week.

The 8th graders are sponsoring another drive-thru chicken barbecue next 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.

Christmas card kits have arrived.  If you have not picked up your child's box, please do so soon as these kits cannot go home on the bus.  The kits need to be returned to school by September 28.  Completed orders should be ready to be picked up by parent/teacher consultations in October.   Check with any Wyneken student if you would like to purchase items from the kit but have not yet been contacted by a student.

The Annual Fish and Tenderloin dinner sponsored by our band will be held on Friday, October 6, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  A work request schedule for students and parents was sent home on Monday.  Please return this form as soon as possible.

The 8th graders are 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.

A special thanks to all who have purchased SCRIP.  A profit of $5,500 has been realized so far this year.  A new feature has been added to SCRIP.  You can now buy on-line at www.shopandsupport.com and help support our program.  Many of the same certificates and rebates are available through this new feature.  A monthly rebate check will be given to SCRIP when purchases are made with the stores listed.  Questions?  Contact Kris Blomenberg. SCRIP will also be available after the worship service this morning. 

Thanks to all who supported and volunteered to work at the book fair.  Over $1,000 in free books and cash was raised for the library.

Help is needed with sorting and cutting the Campbell's labels.   If you can help, please contact Janice Buuck at 639-3005.

Do you have an old Wyneken yearbook that you would be willing to donate back to school?  If so, please contact the school office at 639-6177.

Congratulations to Lydia Dahling who has been chosen for the lead part in the Ft. Wayne youth theater's production of "Hey, Ho, Pinochhio."  Great job, Lydia!

Sporting News

All teams will be seeing action this week.  The varsity boys' soccer team will play St. Peter on Friday, September 22, at Kreager 4  at 4:15 p.m.

The JV soccer team will play Ascension at Kreager 4 on Wednesday, September 20,  at 4:15 p.m. and Central at Central  on Thursday, September 21, at 4:00 p.m.

The girls' varsity volleyball (A) team will participate in the Ft. Wayne Invitational on Saturday, September 23.  Time and location to be announced.

The girls' varsity volleyball (B) team will play Concordia and Holy Cross on Monday, September 18, at 4:00 p.m. 

The JV girls' (6th grade) volleyball team faces Bethlehem, Ossian at 5:00 p.m. at home on Tuesday, September 19.  The sixth graders will also participate in the St. Peter-Immanuel tournament on Saturday and Sunday, September 23 & 24, at St. Peter-Immanuel.  Check with a player for game times.

ATTENDANCE:  Sunday Worship Service - 287; Sunday School - 61; Bible Class - 14; Monday Night Bible Class - 8; Early Bird Bible Class - 5.


Amount Received

Amount Needed

Home Purpose




$300.00 $346.15

YTD Received

YTD Needed
Home Purpose $163,533.64  $185,182.69
Missions $11,808.24  $12,807.55



9:00 A.M. Worship Service with Holy Communion
10:30 A.M.

Sunday School & Bible Class  

Noon - 6:00 P.M.

Cornfusion Open

MONDAY 7:00 P.M. Adult Bible Class  
TUESDAY 6:00 A.M. Early-bird Bible Class  
9:00 A.M. Morning Glories

Tabea Society Extra Quilting

7:00 P.M. Choir
THURSDAY 9:00 A.M. LWML Bible Class @ Doris Conrad's
Items for October newsletter due in church office  
SATURDAY Noon - Dusk  Cornfusion Open


September 24 9:00 A.M. Worship Service


10:15 A.M.

Sunday School & Bible Class  

Noon - 6:00 P.M.

Cornfusion Open

September 25 7:00 P.M. Adult Bible Class  
September 26 6:00 A.M. Early-bird Bible Class  
9:00 A.M. Morning Glories
September 27 7:00 P.M. Choir
September 28 9:00 A.M. LWML Bible Class
September 30

9:00 A.M.

SRD Workshop at Faith, Roanoke  
Bultemeier/Krueckeberg Wedding  
Noon - Dusk Cornfusion Open

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