Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

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Pentecost 16
September 23, 2001

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Worship Page 5
The Choir


Hymns TLH #9; #396; #50   ©
The Readings

The Demands of Discipleship

Proverbs 9:8-12

Discipleship demands the fear of the Lord

Philippians 1:7-17 Discipleship demands forgiveness
Luke 14:25-33 Discipleship demands total renunciation

“Excluded by Jesus?”
Luke 14:26, 27, 33

You can’t be Jesus’ disciple unless…

1.      you love Him more than your family. (v. 26)
2.      you bear a cross of adversity. (v. 27)
3.   you make Him your chief treasure. (v. 33)

The Acolyte

Megan Selking


We remember our members who will celebrate birthdays this week—Rosie Bultemeier, Mike Robinson, Elliot Conrad, Shirley Drier, Michelle Knipstein, and Dian Witte.  We also remember our Wyneken 6th grade teacher, Dean Wass, our Assistant Sunday School Superintendent, Sharon Franke, and Deb Miller, who teaches at Concordia Elementary.  May the Lord continue to guide, direct, and bless them.

We extend our sympathy to the family and friends of Melvin Miller, Dick Miller’s brother, who was called to his heavenly home on Tuesday, September 18, and was given Christian burial on Friday.  We also remember the family and friends of Jesse Hileman, Dick Hileman’s brother, who was called to his heavenly home this past week.  May the God of all comfort be with those who mourn and remind them of that great day when all believers will be reunited with our loved ones in heaven.

May the Great Physician grant health and strength to all who are in need of His presence in their life.  We especially remember Rae Fuhrmann who was hospitalized at Parkview this past week but has returned home, Kent Krueckeberg, Jessica Linnemeier’s father, who has been hospitalized, and  Tom Dafforn, father of Hollie Hormann, who is at the IU Medical Center in Indianapolis.

We rejoice with Hollie Scheumann and Brad Reay who were married on Saturday, September 8, at Carmel Lutheran Church in Carmel, Indiana.  We pray God’s blessings upon this couple as they begin their life together.

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

There will be a special door collection this Sunday to aid the victims of the recent terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, DC.  If you wish to write a check, please make the check payable to our local branch (#1163).  The AAL will match all funds collected.

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).

Sunday, October 7, is LWML Sunday.  On that date you will have an opportunity to participate in the “Prayer Partner” program.  Please read the information on the insert in today’s bulletin.  Please wait until the 7th to take a name out of the basket.  If you have kept your name a secret from this year’s  “Prayer Partner,” it’s now time to let him/her know your identity.

The Bereavement Committee is in need of at least two individuals to serve a two-year term.  The Bereavement Committee serves meals to the family following the funeral service.  Any one who wishes to serve on this committee is asked to contact Ann Crosby (639-3044) or Addy Schuller (547-4355).

COUNCIL MEMBERS:  The minutes from the September 4 Council meeting are in your slots in the entranceway of church.  The next Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 2.

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.

Maze Alert!  We need your help.  “AA” batteries are needed for the haunted maze in October. You can bring the batteries to church and place them in either entranceway.

It’s Lutheran Witness renewal/new subscription time.  This year’s Witness will cost $10 for the year.  Please contact the church office or place your $10 in your Lutheran Witness envelope in your offering envelope packet and place it in the offering plate.  Any checks should be made payable to Zion Lutheran Church.  Our treasurer will write a check for all subscriptions once we receive the billing information.

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 WORKERS:  There are sign-up sheets in the entrance way for you to sign up to work one or more shifts.  Your help is needed to staff the weekends, the haunted maze, and those special Tuesday/Friday groups. You can also contact Tim Blomenberg, Leesa Heckman, or Joe Gorman and let them know when you can work.

The LWML/LLL Fall Rally will be held on Sunday, October 21, at 3:00 p.m. at Emmanuel (Soest). 

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.  Please do so today so the addresses can be included in the October newsletter.  Thanks!

The Glenbrook Bazaar and Bake Sale will be held on Friday and Saturday, October 19 & 20, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.  Friedheim’s booth is located just behind the information booth.  There is a work schedule in the south entranceway of the church.  Please check your schedules and see when you can work at the booth.

If you plan on attending the 4th annual day retreat for adults 55 or older at Camp Lutherhaven, your reservation needs to be in by Wednesday, September 26, by calling 219-636-7101.  The retreat will be held on October 3 from 10 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. 

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 314 with 186 receiving Holy Communion; Sunday School – 62; Bible Class – 46; Monday Evening Bible Class - 11; Early-bird 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 Internet orders are due by noon, September 29.  If you placed an Internet order, please double check the school account number (8859).  A number of brochures were distributed with an incorrect account number and school name. Pick-up date is on Thursday, October 4, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Mid term reports will go home with the students on Monday, September 24.

See a Wyneken student if you are interested in ordering from their Christmas card sales kits.  All orders need to be returned by Friday, September 28.  If you need extra order forms, they are available in the school office.

The band’s annual fish and tenderloin dinner will be held on Friday, October 5, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Band parents, if you have not yet indicated which time you would like to work, please contact Kristi Kitson at 728-4277.  Also don’t forget to bring your dessert (either a 9” x 13” dessert or 2 pies).

Wyneken chapel offerings for September and October are designated for a program called “Care of Widows:  Cows for Kids.”  This program will help purchase dairy cattle (each cow costs $200) for widows from India, helping them gain nourishment and employment. 

The 8th graders are again sponsoring a craft show at Wyneken on Saturday, December 1.  Booth space is available.  Please contact Janice Buuck (639-3005) or Shelley Kiefer (547-4327) if you are interested in renting a booth.  All profits go towards their Washington, DC trip next spring.

Leave Sunday, October 21, open so that you and your family can attend the Wyneken Fall Carnival.  The carnival will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the school gym.  There will be games, prizes, and a silent auction.  There is something for everyone!

The Scrapbooking Group will meet at Wyneken this afternoon from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  If you enjoy Scrapbooking or want to learn how, please come to today’s get-together.  Want more information?  You may contact Sherri Johnson (447-0504) or Kim Weiland (724-7655).

Our young athletes enjoy having fans at the games.  Why not consider coming out and cheering on our Wyneken athletes!


The JV soccer team plays Monroeville at home at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 25, and on September 27, they face St. Paul at home at 4:00 p.m.  The JV team also will be playing a tourney on the 29th at St. Peter.  See a player for game times.

The varsity soccer team plays Ascension at Kreager 4 on Wednesday, September 26, and St. Peter on Friday,  September 28, at Kreager 5.  Both games begin at 4:15 p.m.

The JV volleyball team plays Zion, Decatur, at Zion on Thursday, September 27, at 4:00 p.m.  The JV squad will also participate in the Flatrock tournament on the 29th.  See a player for game times.

The varsity volleyball team (B) plays Emmanuel-St. Michael on Monday, September 24, at 4:00 p.m. at Emmanuel-St. Michael while the (A) team plays Emmanuel-St. Michael at Bethlehem at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 26.  The A team will also play on Saturday at Bethlehem with a 10 a.m. game against Bethlehem and an 11 a.m. game with St. Paul.


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TODAY 9:00 a.m. Worship Service                
    Door collection for victims of the terrorist attacks
  10:15 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Class
  Noon – 6 p.m. Cornfusion Open
  1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Scrapbooking @ Wyneken
MONDAY 7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

TUESDAY 6:00 a.m. Early-bird Bible Class
  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
WEDNESDAY 8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  7:00 p.m. Choir
THURSDAY 9:00 a.m.

LWML Bible Class @ Marlene Conrad’s

SATURDAY Noon – Dusk Cornfusion Open
  8 p.m. – 11 p.m. Starlight Maze Open


September 30 9:00 a.m.  Worship Service
  10:15 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class

  Noon – 6 p.m. Cornfusion Open
October 2 7:00 p.m. Elders’ Meeting
  7:30 p.m. Board of Finance/Trustees’ Meetings
  8:00 p.m. Council Meeting
October 3 All Day Tabea Society
October 5 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Band’s Fish/Tenderloin Fry
  7 p.m. – 11 p.m. Haunted Maze Open
October 6 Noon – Dusk Cornfusion Open
  7 p.m. – 11 p.m. Haunted Maze Open

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