Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

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Pentecost 17
September 30, 2001

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Worship Page 32
The Choir

“Salvation Unto Us has Come”

Hymns TLH TLH #16; #370; #250; #351  ©
The Readings God’s Forgiveness

Exodus 32:7-14

God forgives through a mediator

1 Timothy 1:12-17

Christ shows mercy to repentant sinners

Luke 15:1-10

God rejoices when sinners repent

“The Factors of Forgiveness” 
All three lessons

1.      Need of forgiveness
2.      Means of forgiveness
3.   Response given to forgiveness (repentance)

The Acolyte

Jacob Stoppenhagen


We remember our members who will celebrate birthdays this week—Vernon Werling, Dawn Heckman, Dan Bushee, Marvene Buuck, Robert Hartmann, Victoria Rose Johnson (her first!), Shayla Lee, Sylvia Scheumann, and Jenny Spangler.  We also remember our Wyneken 5th grade teacher, Rich Schwantz, Kent Kiefer who teaches the 7th & 8th grade Sunday School class, and Addy Schuller, who teachers at Bethlehem (Ossian). 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 Kent Krueckeberg, Jessica Linnemeier’s father, and Tom Dafforn, father of Hollie Hormann, who have both returned home following hospitalizations.

We rejoice with Dick & Alma Miller who will celebrate their 51st wedding anniversary tomorrow, October 1.  May the Lord continue to bless this couple.

Service Note:  In place of “The Te Deum Laudamus,” we will sing “Holy God, We Praise Thy Name” (TLH #250).

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

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.  Extra forms are in either entranceway of the church.  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 two individuals willing to serve a two-year term.  The Bereavement Committee prepares and serves a meal 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).

LYF ushers for October are Matt Nidlinger and Tyler Sorg.

Altar Guild members for October are Jan Buuck and Cheryl Bultemeyer.

Our family would like to extend our deep appreciation to all members of our church family during this time of my mother’s illness and her calling to His glory.  The many visits by Pastor Dahling, cards, words of sympathy, and prayers by fellow members have been truly helpful during this period of time.  We cannot express how meaningful to us your support has been.  Thank you and may God bless. --- The John Nidlinger family

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.  Information is needed by October 21.

Are you willing to donate food for Cornfusion III?  You may wish to check with a member of the Food Committee to find out what is needed.  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.

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.

The LWML will have their quarterly meeting Tuesday, October 9, at 7:30 in the Parish Hall basement.  The guest speaker will be Betty Peters, our Zone representative at the national convention this past summer.  She will share her experiences at the convention with our members.

There will be a door collection for our local LWML next Sunday, October 7.  The funds received will be used for operational expenses—conventions, speakers, etc.).

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

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.

Immanuel Lutheran Church and their AAL (Branch #749) invite you to their hog roast today.  Serving will be from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Union Township Hall.  Carryouts are available.  The price is $6.50 for adults and $4 for children 3-10.  There will also be a bake and craft sale.

The Ladies Aid from  Zion Lutheran Church (Schumm), Willshire, Ohio will have their ham loaf/minute steak dinner on Saturday, October 13.  Serving will be from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  The cost is $5.50 for adults and $3 for children.

What is Islam?  -- Searching for Answers in the Present International Crisis is the topic of the lecture presented at Concordia Theological Seminary tonight at 7:00 p.m.  The lecture will be held in Sihler Auditorium and will cost $3 per person.

Note:  The Quarterly Voters’ Meeting is October 14—Financial Reports are due in the church office no later than 8 a.m. Friday, October 12.

The door collection for the victims of the recent terrorist attacks was $1,893.50.   (AAL will be matching this amount.)

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 272; Sunday School – 56; Bible Class – 23; Monday Evening Bible Class - 11; Early-bird Bible Class - 8


October 7          9:00 a.m.            Worship Service with Holy 

Communion (LWML Sunday)

                        10:30 a.m.      Sunday School & Bible Class

                 Noon – 6 p.m.            Cornfusion Open

                1 p.m. – 4 p.m.            Scrapbooking at Wyneken


October 9            7:30 p.m.     LWML Quarterly Meeting


October 11            8:00 p.m.            Wyneken School Board


October 12            7 p.m. – 11 p.m.            Haunted Maze


October 13            Noon – Dusk                Cornfusion

                        7 p.m. – 11 p.m.            Haunted Maze


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 pick-up date is Thursday, October 4, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

All Christmas card orders and sales kits were to be returned to school last Friday, September 28.  If you have not yet returned yours, please do so at once.  Thanks!

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, don’t forget to bring your dessert (either a 9” x 13” dessert or 2 pies).

Wyneken will dismiss at 12:25 p.m. on Monday, October 8, for teacher in-service.  Students who ride North Adams busses will have transportation both to and from school; East Allen students will need to find a way home that day.

Wyneken chapel offerings for 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. 

It’s not too early to think about the holidays.  The 8th graders are again selling wreaths and poinsettias.  They are taking orders from the first of October to the 28th.  An order form was included in the October newsletter.  You may also see an 8th grader.  Friedheim’s 8th graders include Tyler Armao, Sara Blomenberg, Jon Buuck, Emily Conrad, Kari Heckman, Jon Kiefer, Jacob Lee, Daniel Linnemeier, Ben Moeller, Markie Mourey, Megan Selking, and Jacob Stoppenhagen.

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 Shelly 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 also will be food!  There is something for everyone!

The PTL is in need of someone to head up the Social Committee.  The PTL is sponsoring three social events for the year and although people have volunteered to assist on this committee, no one has agreed to chair this committee.  Please contact Kent Kiefer (547-4327) if you would be willing to serve as chairman.  Thanks!


The JV soccer team plays Bethlehem (Ossian) on Tuesday, October 2, at Wyneken.  The game begins at 4:15 p.m.  They also have one more tournament on Saturday, October 13, at Bethlehem Ossian. 

The varsity soccer team plays Flatrock at Kreager 6 on Wednesday, October 3, and Central on Friday, October 5, at Kreager 7.  Both games begin at 4:15 p.m.

The JV volleyball team plays Holy Cross on Thursday, October 4.  The 5th grade game begins at 4:00 p.m. followed by the 6th grade game at 5:00 p.m.  Both games are at Wyneken.

The varsity volleyball team (B) plays St. Paul at Central at 4 p.m. on Monday followed by a game against Central scheduled for 5 p.m. The (A) team plays Woodburn at Wyneken on Wednesday, October 3, at 4 p.m. followed by a game with Emmaus at 5 p.m.   They also play St. Joe away at 7:15 p.m. on Thursday.  On Saturday they play St. Peter at 9 a.m. at Emmanuel-St. Michael and at 11 a.m. they will face Holy Cross.


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TODAY 9:00 a.m. Worship Service
  10:15 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Class
  Noon – 6 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
  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 @ Dorothy Heckman’s

FRIDAY 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Wyneken Fish Fry
  7 p.m. – 11 p.m. Haunted Maze Open
SATURDAY Noon – Dusk Cornfusion Open
  7 p.m. – 11 p.m. Haunted Maze Open


September 23 9:00 a.m.  Worship Service
  10:15 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class

  1 – 4 p.m. Scrapbooking @ Wyneken
  Noon – 6 p.m. Cornfusion Open
September 29 Noon – Dusk Cornfusion Open
  8 p.m. – 11 p.m. Starlight Maze Open

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