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.   If you are communing, please fill out a communion registration card.  There are extra cards in either entranceway of the church.  The card may be placed in the offering plate or given to one of the Deacons.  Please come and worship with us again.


Pentecost 13
September 2, 2001

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Worship Page 46
Hymns TLH #1; #285; #278; #279; #388; #49  ©
The Readings The Fire of God’s Word

Genesis 15:1-6

The fire of God’s Word destroys

Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16

The fire of God’s Word disciplines

Luke 12:32-40

The fire of God’s Word divides

“Winning the Race of Faith”
Hebrews 12:1-13 

To win the race of faith, we …

1.      must first be in the right place.
2.      need to be properly dressed.
3.   run with perseverance.
4.   look to the goal.

The Acolyte

Daniel Linnemeier (7:30 a.m.)
Ashley Manley (9:00 a.m.)


We remember our members who will celebrate birthdays this week—Theresa Kock, David Mourey, Aaron D. Conrad, Elaine Derrow, Jim Heckman, Ethan Lichtle, and Henry Dahling.  We also remember our Wyneken 8th grade teacher, Yvonne Schwantz.  May the Lord continue to guide, direct, and bless them.

May the Great Physician grant health and strength to all who are in need of His presence in their life.  We especially remember Phyllis Nidlinger, mother of John Nidlinger, who is in Adams County’s Extended Care Unit, and Bonnie Buuck who underwent surgery this past week but has since returned home.

We remember in our prayers Roger and Julie Buuck who celebrate their first wedding anniversary today.  May the Lord continue to bless this couple.

We welcome into membership Christian Adler Lehman, son of Tyler and Julie (Buuck) Lehman.  Christian was baptized last Sunday.  Serving as sponsors were Ron and Bonnie Buuck and Sherri Johnson.

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

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 Indiana District LLL Convention will be held on Saturday, September 15, at Concordia Seminary in Ft. Wayne. The time wasn’t listed on the announcement.  Contact Paul Doenges at 478-1858 for more information.

If you have extra items from your garden, please continue to drop them off at the produce stand.  Produce may be placed on the table or put in the refrigerator.

Get ready to enjoy some more BBQ chicken!  The 8th graders are again hosting a drive-thru chicken BBQ on Sunday, September 16.  Serving will begin after that morning’s worship service and continue until 2:00 p.m. (or until the chicken is gone!).  The cost is $4 for one-half chicken.  Pre-sale tickets are available today and next Sunday, September 9.  By purchasing pre-sale tickets, you can be assured that there you will be served and it will help the 8th grade class in planning on how much to have available.  See Sara Blomenberg, Emily Conrad, Kari Heckman, Ben Moeller or Megan Selking for your tickets.  Thanks for supporting this fundraiser!

A Bible study for young adults (18-35) will be held in the Luther Room at the Ft. Wayne Seminary from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, September 14.  The Bible study will be lead by Rev. Phillip Bloch.  There will also be live band music.  Please RSVP to Ben (E-mail: Benup2@aol.com or phone 219-485-1183) by Friday, September 7.

Maze Alert!  We need your help.  “AA” batteries are needed for the starlight maze that will be held every Saturday in September as well as for the haunted maze in October. You can bring the batteries to church and place them in either entranceway. In addition, does anyone have some “little red wagons” to loan for use at the maze?  Many times little ones come and the parents get tired of carrying them when navigating the maze.  Allowing them to “pull” them along would be helpful.  A golf cart, three-wheeler, or four-wheeler would also be beneficial to transport water and the maze master to the tower.  If you can lend any of these items, please contact Judy Werling.

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. 

Concordia Seminary Guild will meet on Tuesday, September 11, at 1:00 p.m. in Kramer hall.  Dr. Douglas Rutt will speak on the topic, “Celebrate God’s Love.”  The regular meeting will follow.

Cornfusion opened this weekend.  There are sign-up sheets in the entrance way for you to sign up to work one or more shifts.  Your help is needed.  The maze will be open noon to dusk on Saturday with Sunday hours noon to 6:00 p.m.  The maze will also be open Labor Day from noon to 6:00 p.m. You can also contact Tim Blomenberg, Leesa Heckman, or Joe Gorman and let them know when you can work.

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). 

Sunday School is scheduled to start next Sunday, September 9.  If you are interested in teaching, substituting, or helping in any way with this year’s Sunday School, please contact Rich Weiland (724-7655) or Sharon Franke (623-3992).  Teachers are still needed for the 3rd/4th grade class as well as the 7th/8th grade class.

College Students:  Connect with your campus church by logging on to www.lsmscampus.org and click on the “get connected” tab.  (Parents, once your child has their campus address, phone number, and E-mail address, please give that information to Pastor Dahling or the church office.  Thanks!)

When you see a member of the Tabea Society, take a moment to thank them for the new refrigerator in the Parish Hall.  The frig will be utilized by many members and organizations.  THANK YOU!!

The early-bird Bible class will resume on Tuesday, September 4.  The class is held at Bingen’s Fellowship Hall.

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service (7:30 a.m.) – 67; Sunday Worship Service (9:15 a.m.) - 210; Monday Night Bible Class – 8 

Wyneken News

SCRIP certificates will be available following today’s worship service from Kim Weiland.  SCRIP certificates are also sold on Friday afternoons after school. 

Market Day orders can be picked up on Thursday, September 6, in the lunchroom from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

An open house is scheduled for Tuesday, September 4, beginning at 7:00 p.m.  The Scholastic Book Fair will also be open (and will last through the week).  Take this opportunity to visit your child’s classroom, ask questions, and possibly purchase some books.

The first PTL meeting of the school year will be held on Monday, September 10, beginning at 7:00 p.m.  Child-care will be provided by the 8th grade class for a $1 fee per child.

School pictures are scheduled for Thursday, September 20.  Information will soon be coming home with your child.

Parents are reminded to review the school dress policy that was distributed at registration.  Tank tops, muscle shirts, and spaghetti strap tops are not allowed unless covered by or worn with another shirt.  Also, be sure the shoes or sandals your child wears have heel straps to prevent injuries while on the playground.  Thank you.

A non-prescription (over-the-counter) medical form was made available to each family at registration.  Without this signed consent form on file, medication cannot be dispersed.  If you have misplaced your form, contact the school office for another one.

Beginner band will begin this week and will meet on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 7:20 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.  If you didn’t pay the participation fee at registration ($15 per child or $25 per family), please send your payment to the school office.  Parents are also reminded that their help will be needed at the Fish/Tenderloin Dinner on Friday, October 5, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  More information on the dinner will be coming home at a later date with your child.

Once again Wyneken is collecting Campbell’s labels, Big G box tops, and pop tabs.  The funds received from the labels and box tops go directly in our library fund and help with book purchases.  The pop tabs will be given to help support the Ronald McDonald House at Riley’s Children’s Hospital.  Thanks for supporting these projects!

The K-Mart Corporation sponsors a School Spirit program.  A parent pack explaining this program will soon be sent home.  Every time a School Spirit Card is presented with a purchase at K-Mart, a portion of the eligible purchase will accumulate into a contribution to our school.  This is a year-round program.

Recycle those empty ink cartridges.  Bring the cartridges to Wyneken or to the Parish Hall (a box will also be setting outside the church office).  Ink jet (payment up to $3), lazer, copier, and fax cartridges (payment up to $12) will be accepted.  This is also a year-round program.  The money will be used for various programs at Wyneken.  You may wish to ask your company, fellow workers, and area businesses to help save these cartridges.


The soccer season has already begun for the varsity players.  The JV will see their first action this Thursday, September 6, at Wyneken.    The varsity has games on the 5th and the 7th.  Our volleyball teams also see action this week with the JV players at Central on Thursday, September 6, and the varsity playing at Concordia High School on Saturday, September 8.  Check with a player for game times and opponents (and the most up-to-date information).

With the start of the season, the Boosters are also asking for your help.  Don’t forget that if you have a child involved with sports you are already a member of the Booster Club.  The concessions at Wyneken bring in a substantial portion of the Booster’s budget.  We can’t have concessions without adult help, however.  Please consider working at least at one home game for each sport in which your child participates.  There is a sign-up sheet in the hallway at Wyneken (or you can call Ruth Heckman and let her know when you can volunteer).  Thanks for your help! 


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TODAY 9:00 a.m. Worship Service                
    Pre-sale tickets available for 8th grade chicken BBQ
  Noon – 6 p.m.

Cornfusion Open

MONDAY Noon – 6 p.m. Cornfusion Open
TUESDAY 6:00 a.m. Early-bird Bible Class
  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
  7:00 p.m. Elders’ Meeting
  7:30 p.m. Board of Finance/Trustees Meetings
  8:00 p.m. Council Meeting
WEDNESDAY 8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  All Day Tabea Society
  7:00 p.m. Choir
THURSDAY 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class @ Doris Conrad’s
SATURDAY Noon – Dusk Cornfusion Open
  8 p.m. – 11 p.m. Starlight Maze Open


September 9 9:00 a.m.  Worship Service (Rally Day)
  10:15 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class

  10:15 a.m. AAL Meeting
  Noon – 6 p.m. Cornfusion Open
September 11 6:00 a.m. Early-bird Bible Class @ Bingen
September 12 8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
September 13 8:00 p.m. School Board @ Wyneken
September 15 Noon – Dusk Cornfusion open
  8 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Starlight maze

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