Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

Welcome to Friedheim!  If you are communing with us today, please take a moment to complete a communion registration card.  The card can be placed in the offering plate or given to one of the Deacons.  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 18
October 7, 2001

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

·         Service Liturgy

·         Church Announcements

·         Wyneken News

·         Church Contributions

·         This Week at Friedheim

·         Next Week at Friedheim

Order of Worship


The Choir




The Readings








The Sermon


The Acolyte



We remember our members who will celebrate birthdays this week—Breanna Amsbury, Mary Gallmeyer, Mike Heckman, Ashley Hunkins, Carley Manley, Joyce Heckman, Lucile Stoppenhagen, Tonya Bultemeyer, Robert Buuck, Jon Kaehr, and Rhonda Linnemeier.  We also remember our Wyneken 4th grade teacher, Ruth Armao, Stan Stoppenhagen who teaches the 5th & 6th grade Sunday School class, and Judy Baumann, who teachers in the public school. 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 Brock & Krista Roseberry who celebrate their first wedding anniversary today, Stan & Anne Fuhrmann who will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary on Tuesday, and Richard & Christine Hoffman who will celebrate their first wedding anniversary on Saturday.  God’s continued blessings upon each of these couples.

We welcome the Timm family to the Friedheim family!  They have transferred to our congregation from St. Paul in Milford, Illinois.  We pray God’s richest blessings upon Lowell, Katherine, Hannah, Danielle, and Jenna Timm.

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

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).

Rev. Sean Esterline, one of our former fieldworkers, will appear on Worship for Shut Ins on October 14.  Rev. Daniel Brege will appear on the show on October 21.  This program airs on Sunday mornings at 6:30 a.m. on Channel 21.

Today is LWML Sunday.  If you are participating in the “Prayer Partner” program, please take a name out of the basket as you leave church this morning.  Extra forms are in either entranceway of the church. 

Our Quarterly Voters’ Meeting will be held following the worship service next Sunday, October 14.  Please make plans to attend this important meeting of our congregation.

The Bereavement Committee, which prepares and serves meals to the family after the funeral service, is in need of two individuals willing to serve a two-year term.  Any one who wishes to serve on this committee is asked to contact Ann Crosby (639-3044) or Addy Schuller (547-4355) before Tuesday night’s LWML meeting.

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 exactly 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.


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.

A Note from our Treasurer:

Checkbook balance, Sept. 1, 2001



Income for September



Expenses for September



Checkbook balance, Sept. 30, 2001



Tombstone Replacement funds



Available checkbook balance, September 30, 2001






Estimated expenses for October:



     Van Dyne Crotty












     Radio Broadcast






     HML – Water testing



     Staples – office supplies



     Social Security, Medicare,  

     Indiana & county taxes



     Worker Benefit Plan



     Allen Business Machines



     Wyneken payment, September



     Wyneken payment, October



Total est. expenses for October



Amt. needed for est. Oct. expenses




Note:  Our Wyneken payment has increased to $14,378.98 per month.  This is an increase of $2,411.78 per month and will be our monthly payment until July, 2002.


There will be a door collection for our local LWML this morning.  The funds received will be used for operational expenses—conventions, speakers, etc.


Don’t be alarmed if you see a fire truck by the Parish Hall or church this week.  It’s Fire Prevention Week and some activities are being planned for the Pre-K classes.


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


The LWML/LLL Fall Rally will be held on Sunday, October 21, at 3:00 p.m. at Emmanuel (Soest).  Rev. Darrell Howanitz is the guest speaker.  He is associated with the Ministry to the Disabled at Lutheran Social Services in Ft. Wayne. 

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.  Thanks to those who have already signed up.  Please check your schedules and see when you can work at the booth.

Council Members:  There is a budget sheet to be completed and returned to the church office by Sunday, October 28.  Not all members of Council are receiving this sheet, only those who have line items to complete in the proposed 2002 budget. 

Included in this morning’s bulletin is a copy of “The Fort Wayne Lutheran.”  Our congregation has received this publication, at no expense to us, through a grant from the Lutheran Foundation that enabled the paper to expand its distribution to area congregations.  You may wish to look through this paper.  You will find two articles concerning our congregation—the vicarage of Bob Armao at Lutheran Home and Cornfusion III.

Also included in this morning’s bulletin is the most recent quarterly report from the Lutheran Foundation.  You may wish to go over this material also.        


The LYF will have a brief meeting following the worship service on October 21.  They will be finalizing their plans for the children’s Halloween party that will be held on Thursday, October 25, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall.  Children Pre-K through grade 6 will be entertained in the Parish Hall while the 7th and 8th graders will be going on a hayride.  If any one wishes to donate candy for the treat bags, you may place the candy in a bag in either entranceway of the church and mark it “LYF.”  Each LYF member is asked to bring two bags of candy for that night. 


Does an LYF parent wish to coordinate a paper drive?  Members of the congregation have been asking if the youth are having a paper/can drive.  If you would be willing to head up this project, please contact Pastor Dahling or Corbin or Lisa Bultemeier.  Thanks!


Our local AAL branch will be serving a breakfast buffet on Sunday, October 21, following the worship service for all members of the congregation.  The cost—nothing!  No donations will be taken.  Just come and enjoy egg casserole, fruit, doughnuts, juice, milk, and coffee.  AAL members are asked to take a moment, however, to vote for national and local officers.  No meeting will be held.


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.


St. John’s Bingen invites you to their chicken/swiss steak dinner on Sunday, October 28.  Serving will be from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  The menu also includes scalloped potatoes, green beans, salad, dessert, and drink.  The cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children (5-12), and free for children under the age of 5.


Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 282; Sunday School – 57; Bible Class – 22; Monday Evening Bible Class -8; Early-bird Bible Class - 7


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.  SCRIP has a new vendor.  Jefferson Pointe has joined the program.  Gift certificates for any store at the Pointe are available in $10 and $25 denominations.  Wyneken will receive a 4% return.

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.  East Allen students will also need to find transportation home on Thursday, October 12.  Parents, please make arrangements for your children on these two dates.  Thanks!


The grading period ends on Friday, October 19.  Report cards will go home with the students on Wednesday, October 24.


Market Day orders forms are included in this morning’s bulletin.  Orders need to be returned to school by Friday, October 19.  Internet orders are due noon Saturday, October 27.  Market Day pick up is scheduled for Thursday, November 1, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.


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.  We have enough funds to purchase three cows as of October 3.  Thank you so much for your generosity. 


It’s not too early to think about the holidays.  The 8th graders are again selling wreaths and poinsettias.  They are taking orders now through October 28.  An order form was included in the October newsletter.  You may also see any 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!

AAL recently presented a check for $4,495 to Wyneken to represent the AAL matching gifts received for the second quarter of 2001.  We thank those members who have utilized this program as well as the AAL for the generous donation.


The JV soccer team will finish their season with a tournament on Saturday, October 13, at Bethlehem Ossian.  See a player for game information.


The varsity soccer team plays St. Peter-Immanuel at SPI at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 9. Tournament play also begins this week.


The JV volleyball team plays St. Peter-Immanuel at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 9, and Woodburn at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 11.  Both games are at Wyneken.

The varsity volleyball (B) team plays St. Peter-Immanuel at Wyneken on Tuesday, October 9, at 5:30 p.m.  The varsity volleyball (A) team begins tournament play on Saturday.  Check with a player about game times.



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Amount Needed




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YTD Received

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9:00 a.m.

Worship Service


10:30 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class


Noon – 6 p.m.

Cornfusion Open


1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Scrapbooking @ Wyneken


7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class


6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class


9:00 a.m.

Morning Glories


7:30 p.m.

LWML Meeting


8:20 a.m.

Chapel @ Wyneken


7:00 p.m.



9:00 a.m.

LWML Bible Class @ Church


7:00 p.m.

Wyneken School Board


7 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Haunted Maze Open


Noon – Dusk

Cornfusion Open


7 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Haunted Maze Open


October 14

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service


10:15 a.m.

Quarterly Voters’ Meeting


10:15 a.m.

Sunday School


Noon – 6 p.m.

Cornfusion Open

October 19

7 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Haunted Maze Open

October 20

Noon – Dusk

Cornfusion Open


7 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Haunted Maze Open

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