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.   Please worship with us again soon.
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Pentecost 15
September 24, 2000

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Order of Worship Page 32
Hymns  TLH  #4; #396; #52
The Choir "Fight the Good Fight"
The Readings  Faith in Action
Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-8 Natural well being comes from obedience to God's commands
Ephesians 6:10-20 Christians battle against wickedness
Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 Good living comes from a believing heart

"Battle Ready"
Ephesians 6:10-20

How does God equip us for our battle with the enemy?

1. with the belt of truth
2. with the breastplate of righteousness
3. with the shoes of peace
4. with the shield of faith
5. with the helmet of salvation
6. with the sword of God's Word
7. with prayer

The Acolyte Ashley Fuhrmann


We remember our members celebrating birthdays this week -- Elliot Conrad, Shirley Drier, Michelle Knipstein, Dian Witte, and Vernon Werling.  We also remember our Wyneken 7th grade teacher, Marvin Drier, as well as Christine Bultemeier who teaches in the public school, in our prayers.  Today we also remember one of our Sunday School teachers, Kent Kiefer.  May the Lord continue to guide, direct, and bless their lives.

We also remember in our prayers Larry & Jenny Spangler who will be celebrating their 1st wedding anniversary on Wednesday, September 27.  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.   We especially remember Esther Gallmeyer who remains in the hospital.

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

Listen to  The Lutheran Hour.  The show airs on Sunday on WLW (700) out of  Cincinnati at 7:00 a.m. and on Van Wert stations WERT (1220) and WKSD (99.7 FM) at 10:30 a.m. The program can also be heard on Sunday at 8:05 a.m. on WBZD (92.7 FM) and at  3:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on WFCV (1090).  

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 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.

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.

There will be another work day at the maze this Saturday, September 30, beginning at 2:00 p.m.  They are getting items together for the Haunted Maze which will begin on Friday, October 6.

The Haunted Maze needs portable boom boxes with continuous play or auto reverse cassette tape players.  If you can loan these items to the committee, please contact Judy Werling (639-6132).

We wish to thank you for all your visits, cards, prayers, and words of kindness during Rosa's hospital stay and during our time of sorrow.  Our special thanks to Pastor Dahling for his support and numerous visits.  We would like to say thank you to the Bereavement Committee for the good food.  God's blessings to all. 

 The family of Rosa Hartmann

The Bereavement Committee would like to thank all those who donated food or helped serve at the recent funerals.  Your help was very much appreciated. 

Are you missing that favorite serving dish?  Can't locate your cake pan?  There are many dishes left in the Parish Hall kitchen.  Please take a moment to come to the Parish Hall and reclaim your property.  Thanks!

The SRD Workshop will be held this 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 today.  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."  There are extra forms  in the entrance way of the church for you to complete 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.

The old sidewalk slabs in front of the Parish Hall have been removed and are available to anyone who can use them.  Please pick them up as soon as possible.  Thanks to those who helped prepare the site and poured the new sidewalks.  This will make the building even more accessible.

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

Richard & Alma Miller cordially invite the members to join them on October 1, 2000 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at their 50th wedding anniversary open house at the Grey Goose Reception Hall in Decatur.

Youth ushers for October are Zach Stoppenhagen and Jason Miller.

The 5th-8th grade Sunday School classes will assist residents of Lutheran Home to their worship service next Sunday.  They are asked to meet at the Parish Hall at 9:00 a.m.  They should return around noon.  The residents of Lutheran Home truly appreciate this help and enjoy seeing so many young faces.

Council Members:   The minutes from the September 12, 2000 Council meeting are in your slots in the entrance way of the church.  The next Council Meeting is Tuesday, October 3.  Please pick up your minutes as you leave the church service this morning.

Wyneken News

Market Day orders 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 reports will be sent home on Monday, September 25.

The 8th graders are sponsoring a drive-thru chicken barbecue today.  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.   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.  Help is needed to bread fish at 1:00 p.m. and to work the early shift (4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.)

The Wyneken Fall Carnival sponsored by the 8th grade class has been scheduled for Friday, October 20, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the gym.  Games, prizes, food, fun, and a silent auction are all part of the fun!

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.  

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

The profits from SCRIP from September 24 to October 6 will be used to  purchase prizes for our accelerated reader program.  Some of the prizes will be actual SCRIP certificates.  Help give our children an incentive to read!  Questions?  Contact Kris Blomenberg.  SCRIP will also be available after the worship service this morning. 

6th grade parents:  A second MMR immunization and a signed record of it must be completed and returned to school as soon as possible.

Sporting News

The varsity boys' soccer team will play Flatrock on Wednesday, September 27, and Central on Friday, September 29.  Both games are at  Kreager 7 and begin   at 4:15 p.m.  The 5-7 graders will play Bethlehem (Ossian)  on Tuesday, September 26, at 4:00 p.m. at home.

The JV soccer team has two home games this week.  They play St. Paul on Monday, September 25, and St. Peter on Thursday, September 28.  Both games begin at 4:00 p.m.

The girls' varsity volleyball (A) team will play Emmanuel-St. Michael on Wednesday, September 27, at Bethlehem at 5:00 p.m.  On Saturday, September 30, they play Bethlehem and St. Paul at Holy Cross beginning at 2:00 p.m. The B team will play Emmanuel-St. Michael on Monday, September 25, at home.

The JV volleyball (6th grade) team is participating in the St. Peter-Immanuel tournament today.  Check a player for game time.  They also will face Zion (Decatur) on Thursday, September 28, at home beginning at 4:00 p.m.  They will also participate in the Flatrock tourney on Saturday, September 30.  Check with a player for game time.

ATTENDANCE:  Sunday Worship Service - 290 with 162 receiving Holy Communion; Sunday School - 56; Bible Class - 22; Monday Night Bible Class - 9; Early Bird Bible Class - 5.


Amount Received

Amount Needed

Home Purpose




$267.00 $346.15

YTD Received

YTD Needed
Home Purpose $173,970.75 $190,193.06
Missions $12,075.24 $13,153.70



9:00 A.M. Worship Service                         
10:15 A.M.

Sunday School & Bible Class  

10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. 8th grade Chicken BBQ
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
WEDNESDAY 7:00 P.M. Choir
THURSDAY 9:00 A.M. LWML Bible Class @ Dorothy Heckman's
SATURDAY 9:00 A.M. SDR Workshop at Faith, Roanoke 
Noon - Dusk  Cornfusion Open
2:00 P.M. Workday at Cornfusion for Haunted Maze
4:30 P.M. Bultemeier/Krueckeberg Wedding


October 1  9:00 A.M. Worship Service (LWML Sunday) with Holy Communion
10:30 A.M. Sunday School & Bible Class
Noon - 6 P.M. Cornfusion Open
October 3  7:00 P.M.

Elders Meeting

7:30 P.M. Trustees/Board of Finance/Vision 2000 Meetings
8:00 P.M. Council Meeting
October 4 All Day

Tabea Society

7:00 P.M. Choir
October 6 4:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M. Band Fish & Tenderloin @ Wyneken
7 PM - 11 PM  Haunted Maze
October 7 Selking-Roseberry Wedding
Noon - Dusk Cornfusion Open
7 PM - 11 PM  Haunted Maze

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