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 19
October 14, 2001

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Worship Page 5
The Choir

“There is Balm in Gilead”

Hymns TLH #39; #386; #52  ©
The Readings Concerned Christians

Amos 6:1-7

Concern for the welfare of the nation

1 Timothy 6:11-16

Concern for spiritual values 

Luke 16:19-31

Concern for the deprived

 “It can’t happen to us!”
Amos 6:3

1.      We have the same conditions.
2.      We have the same unconcern.
3.   We have the same threat.

The Acolyte

Brittany Bergdall


We remember our members who will celebrate birthdays this week—Cindy Berning, Mark Buuck, Linda Keuneke, Jason Werling, Kristie Werling, Irene Bultemeier, Dick Hileman, Emma Lichtle, Margaret Kiefer, Corbin Bultemeier, Hollie Hormann, Ludella Conrad, Cheryl Kiefer, and Kim Fuhrmann.  We also remember our Wyneken 3rd/4th grade teacher, Mary Nichols, Teri Conrad who teaches the 5th & 6th grade Sunday School class, and Toney Bergman, 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. 

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

Rev. Daniel Brege will be on Worship for Shut Ins on October 21.   This program airs on Sunday mornings at 6:30 a.m. on Channel 21.

Our Quarterly Voters’ Meeting will be held this morning following the worship service.  Please plan on staying and attending this important meeting of our congregation.

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.

CORNFUSION WORKERS:  There are sign-up sheets in front of church.  There are only a few weekends left.  Please sign up to work one or more shifts.  Your help is needed on the weekends, for 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 next 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.  Todd and Kim Roseke, missionaries stationed in the Philippines, will also speak.

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.  Items for the bake sale need to be at the Parish Hall by 8 a.m. on Friday or Saturday morning.

The Lutheran Home Auxiliary invites you to their fall bazaar and Oktoberfest this Friday and Saturday, October 19 & 20.  See the flier in this morning’s bulletin for more information.

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. 

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 LWML wishes to thank those who contributed to the door collection last Sunday.  They raised $104.

St. Peter, Fuelling, is having their annual Swiss S teak or Grilled Chicken Breast Dinner today.  Serving will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The price is $5.75 for adults and the cost for children 12 and under, $3.75.  Carry out is available.  There will also be quilts, crafts, and a bake sale.

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.

A Senior Dinner and Program will be held at New Hope Lutheran Church, Ossian, on Thursday, November 8, in the Fellowship Hall from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Mary Ann Wissman, speaking on behalf of the Stanley W. Wissman Stroke Center at Parkview, will speak on new detection and treatment of strokes with entertainment provided by Ed Higgins.  Please call 622-7954 for reservations (due by Monday, November 5).  A free will offering for the food will be accepted.

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 267 with 181 Holy Communion; Sunday School – 61; Bible Class – 23; Monday Evening Bible Class - 9; 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.  Remember that you can purchase Glenbrook Mall and Jefferson Pointe certificates that can be used at any store at these locations.  What a convenience!

Are you interested in bidding on the snow removal job at Wyneken?  If so, please contact a School Board member (Jim Heckman, Phil Franke, or Stan Stoppenhagen) by Thursday, November 1.

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

Market Day orders are due in the school office Friday, October 19.  Internet and “add on” orders are due noon Saturday, October 27.  If 489 items are sold in November, Wyneken will receive a $150 cash bonus plus a chance to win a freezer for the school. If you order six or more items, you will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win one of the following Market Day prizes—a Rocky Road Supreme Pie, an Italian Dinner Basket, and/or a Brunch Basket.  There are extra order forms located in the back of church or call Sharon Franke (623-3992). Market Day pick up is scheduled for Thursday, November 1, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.

There will be no East Allen bus transportation Friday, October 19.  Parents, please make arrangements for your child to get to and from school that day.

The Athletic Boosters are taking orders for “Spirit Shirts.”  For those attending the Indy tournament November 2-4, orders must be in by Friday, October 19.  If you have questions, give Ruth Heckman a call.  Orders will also be taken at a later date (available in time to be used as a Christmas gift).

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 four cows as of October 10.  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 is included in this morning’s bulletin.  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!

A big thank you to everyone who attended the 33rd annual Wyneken band dinner.  A record 675 people were served this past Friday evening.  We also appreciated all the volunteers, parents, grand-parents, and students who served in so many ways.  Pans from dessert donations are above the coat rack outside the school kitchen.  Once again, thank you to everyone who supports our Wyneken band.


The JV and varsity teams completed their soccer seasons this past week.  A special thanks to the coaches—Pastor Brege, Todd Kolter, Matt Knipstein, and Pastor Olson—for volunteering their time to work with our young athletes.

The JV volleyball team finishes their season on Monday, October 15, with a 6:00 p.m. game at Bethlehem (Ossian).  The varsity (B) team plays at Bethlehem (Ossian) at 5 p.m. on Monday and then will be in the St. Peter-Immanuel tournament on Saturday, October 20.  The varsity (A) team continues with tourney action this week.  Good luck, girls!


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The door collection for the LWML was $104.


TODAY 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
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 @ Adele Blomenberg’s

  8:00 p.m. Set up for Glenbrook Bazaar
FRIDAY 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Glenbrook Bazaar
  7 p.m. – 11 p.m. Haunted Maze Open
SATURDAY 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Glenbrook Bazaar
  Noon – Dusk Cornfusion Open
  7 p.m. – 11 p.m. Haunted Maze Open


October 21 9:00 a.m.  Worship Service with Holy Communion (Mission Sunday)
  10:30 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class

  10:30 a.m. LYF Meeting
  10:30 a.m. AAL Brunch & Election
  Noon – 6 p.m. Cornfusion Open
  4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Carnival @ Wyneken
October 25 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Children’s Halloween party
October 26  7 p.m. – 11 p.m. Haunted Maze Open
October 27  Noon – Dusk Cornfusion Open
  7 p.m. – 11 p.m. Haunted Maze Open

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