Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

Welcome to Friedheim!  If you are a visitor, please take a moment to sign one of our guest registries at either entranceway of the church.  Please come and worship with us again.


Pentecost 11
August 19, 2001

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Worship Page 15
Hymns TLH #298; #430, vv. 1-3; vv. 4-6;  #343; #430, vv.7-8 ©
The Readings Possessed by Possessions
Ecclesiastes 1:2; 2:18-26 The vanity of possessions
Colossians 3:1-11 Heavenly values are to be sought rather than earthly vices
Luke 12:13-21 Possessions can cause a man to lose his soul

“A Terrible Waste of Life”
Luke 12:13-21 

A life that is wasted is one that  …

1.      is motivated by greed. (v. 15)
2.      accumulates great possessions for the self (v. 18)
3.    is devoted only to pleasure (v. 19)

The Acolyte

Jon Kiefer


We remember our members who will celebrate birthdays this week – Bill Fuhrman, Dave Houser, Irene Kiess, Dennis Scheumann, Cindy Houser, Jason Scheumann, Josh Scheumann, Madison Stoppenhagen, DeWayne Gallmeyer, Sara Bultemeier, Sharon Colchin, Nathan Jackson, Tom Blomenberg, Freddie Geels, Gary Robinson, and Eldora Scheumann.  We also remember our Wyneken faculty and staff as Wyneken begins its 2001-2002 school year tomorrow.  We especially remember Mr. Lowell Timm who was installed as principal at this morning’s worship service at Bingen.  May the Lord continue to guide, direct, and bless them.

We welcome Tanner Jaxson Walker into our congregation through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism.  Tanner is the son of Brian and Amy (Kalthoff) Walker.  Serving as godparents are Mark and Karen Stahl.  May the Good Shepherd keep an ever-watchful eye on this the most precious of His lambs.

May the Great Physician grant health and strength to all who are in need of His presence in their life.  We especially remember Velma Schuller who is now a resident at Village of Heritage (12011 Whittern Road, Monroeville, Indiana), Phyllis Nidlinger, mother of John Nidlinger, who is in Adams County’s Extended Care Unit, and Bonnie Buuck who underwent surgery last Wednesday and has returned home.

The flowers on the altar are to the glory of God and in honor of the 80th birthday of Linda Buuck which was celebrated last Friday, August 17.  Her children and grandchildren, with love and admiration, placed the flowers in church.

Included in this morning’s bulletin is our weekly study guide, “Time in the Word.”  This week’s theme is “The Faith of the Christian.”

Tune in to the Lutheran Hour next Sunday.  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. (Ohio times).  The program airs Sunday at 8:05 a.m. on WZBD (92.7 FM) and again at 3:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on WFCV (1090 AM).

The Morning Glories will resume meeting on Tuesday, August 21, at 9:00 a.m. in the Parish Hall.  New faces are always welcome.  Come, and be a part of this group. 

The produce stand has done well so far with profits of $500.  The stand could use donations of paper bags and plastic sacks.  You may bring these items to the stand.  If you have extra items from your garden, please continue to drop them off at the stand.  Produce may be placed on the table or put in the refrigerator.

Are you willing to donate food for Cornfusion III?  The committee is in need of hamburger, pop in cans (Pepsi or Coke products), bottled water, hot dogs, and nacho chips.  If you would prefer, you may give the committee cash and let them make the purchase.  You may bring your donations to the church basement or contact a member of the Food Committee – Tami Stoppenhagen or Mary Gallmeyer. 

Cornfusion will be open to the congregation on Sunday, August 26.  You have two options that morning.  You may attend services at church at 7:30 a.m. that day or you may attend the special service at the maze that is scheduled to begin at 9:15 a.m.  Bring your lawn chair with you to the maze and be sure to dress casual.  Following the service, the congregation is invited to navigate the maze and enjoy a luncheon.  Hope to see you there!

Final preparations for the opening of Cornfusion III will be held on Saturday, August 25, beginning at 8:30 a.m.  There is plenty of work for everyone—all ages are welcome!  The more willing hands, the quicker the work will be finished.  Thanks in advance for helping make the maze a success!

Cornfusion III, A Maze Odyssey, brochures are available in the church entrance way.  If you know of a group, organization, or school that may be interested in coming to the maze, you may wish to take them a brochure that provides information for this year’s maze.

There will be an AAL meeting following the worship service this morning.  They will meet in the back of church.

Thank you Pastor Dahling for the many visits and prayers with Bertha during her illness and final hours.  Thanks to all who visited  and remembered Bertha with cards.  Our thanks to the church women who prepared the wonderful meal.—The family of Bertha Witte

There is a door collection for Lutheran Social Services this morning.

LWML members are reminded that the SRD workshop is on Saturday, September 22, at 8:30 a.m. at Zion, Decatur.  The theme for this year’s workshop is “The Greatest of These is Love.”  The LWML/LLL Fall Rally will be held on Sunday, October 21, at 3 p.m. at Emmanuel (Soest). 


On Sunday, August 26, St. Thomas Lutheran Church, 6299 German Church Road, Ohio City, Ohio, invites you to join them in celebrating our German heritage.  “Food for the soul” is the title of the special worship service which will begin at 10:00 a.m. (Ohio time) followed by “Food for the body,” German food and music.


College Students (and parents of college students):  We need your E-mail addresses (as well as college address and phone number).  You can contact Pastor Dahling by E-mailing the address to him at our site, www.zionfriedhiem.org, or by giving him a call.  If the address is the same as last year, we need that information also.  Connect with your campus church by logging on to www.lsmscampus.org and click on the “get connected” tab.

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service - 220; Monday Night Bible Class – 8.

Stewardship Prayer

O God, our loving Creator and Giver of all good gifts, bless our church, strengthen our faith and grant us the spirit of Christian stewardship so that we may give generously of our time, talent and money to the spread of your kingdom here in our church and throughout the world.  This we ask through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God now and forever.  Amen.

Wyneken News

SCRIP certificates will be available following today’s worship service from Kim Weiland. 

The first day of classes will be held on Monday, August 20 (half-day) with dismissal at 11:15 a.m. (no lunch will be served).  No North Adams bus transportation will be available at 11:15 a.m.  Parents, please make arrangements to get your children home that day.  Students who ride East Allen buses will not have transportation on the 20th, 21st, and home on the 22nd.  Parents, please make arrangements for your child on those dates.

Opening chapel is at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, August 20, at Bingen.  All are welcome to attend.

Market Day order forms were distributed at registration last week.  If you did not receive one, there are forms available in the back of the church.  Orders are due back on Friday, August 24, Internet orders by Thursday, August 30, or by calling Sharon Franke (623-3992) by Wednesday, August 29.  All orders placed this month will receive a free Brain Quest deck.  The September “plus item” is apple pie.  The school will receive a 45% profit for each apple pie ordered.

The 8th graders thank all who have supported their fundraising efforts so far.  On Saturday, August 25, they will be sponsoring a car wash at Wyneken from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Come out and get your car washed.  A free will donation will be accepted.

There will be an open house for the 3-year-old and 4-year-old Pre-K class on Friday, August 24, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Friedheim’s Parish Hall.  The 4-year-old Pre-K class will begin on Monday, August 27.  The morning class will go from 8:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. with the afternoon class beginning at noon and going until 2:30 p.m.  Questions?  Contact Anne Hess.


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TODAY 9:00 a.m. Worship Service
    Door collection for Lutheran Social Services
  10:30 a.m.  AAL Meeting
MONDAY 10:00 a.m. Opening chapel @ Wyneken
  11:15 a.m. Wyneken Dismissal
  7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

TUESDAY 9:00 a.m. Morning Glories


August 26 7:30 a.m. 

Worship Service

  9:15 a.m.

Worship Service (at the maze)


Note:  The maze will be open to the congregation after the worship service.  A luncheon will be served.  (Free will donation accepted)

August 27 7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
August 28 9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
September 1 Noon – Dusk Cornfusion open to public

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