Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

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Pentecost 20
Mission Sunday

October 21, 2001

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Worship Page 15
The Choir


Hymns TLH   ©
The Readings  
The Acolyte  


We remember our members who will celebrate birthdays this week—Christine Bultemeier, Katrina Robinson, Matt Buuck, Gerhard Kiefer, Roz Schamerloh, Marlene DeKoninck, Karen Gallmeyer, Addy Schuller, Kevin Heckman, and John Kock.  We also remember our Wyneken 3rd grade teacher, Micki Martin, Jean Timm who teaches the 3rd & 4th grade Sunday School class, and Kristie Brown 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 Freedom of the 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).

Pastor Dahling will be attending the annual Pastors’ Conference in Columbus, Indiana from Monday – Wednesday of this week.  If you are in need of pastoral assistance during this time, please contact the parsonage.  Mrs. Dahling will then get in contact with Pastor. 

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 with your check made payable to Zion Lutheran Church.  Our treasurer will write a check for all subscriptions once we receive the billing information.  Information is needed today.

CORNFUSION WORKERS:  There is only one weekend left!  Take a moment and see if you can work this last weekend at the regular maze, the haunted maze, or for 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 this afternoon at 3 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.

Council Members:  There is a budget sheet to be completed and returned to the church office by next Sunday.  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 this morning.  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. 

Bingen’s LYF has invited our LYF (as well as Preble’s LYF) to go with them to the Haunted Maze on Saturday, October 27, and then go back to Bingen’s grove and enjoy a bonfire.  If you want to go, please meet at the Parish Hall at 7:00 p.m.

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 today 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.

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.

Flatrock invites you to their fish and tenderloin dinner on Saturday, November 10.  Serving is from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the church.  Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children 6-12, and five and under eating free.  There will also be a craft and bake sale.

The Seminary Guild is hosting a Mission Breakfast on Saturday, November 10, beginning at 8 a.m. in Katherine Luther Dining Hall.  Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 5-12.  Reservations are due by Monday, November 5, by calling 452-2256.

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 250; Sunday School – 49; Monday Evening 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.  SCRIP now has a VISA card that will rebate our SCRIP program ½% on any purchase anywhere.  Applications are available from our church representatives, Kim Weiland or Kris Blomenberg.  Also Eddie Bauer gift cards sold between now and November 30 will earn a 14% discount instead of the normal 9% discount.  These cards can also be redeemed on-line.

You are invited to attend the Wyneken Fall Carnival this afternoon 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 grading period ended on Friday, October 19.  Report cards will go home with the students on Wednesday, October 24.

Market Day 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.

The Athletic Boosters are taking orders for “Spirit Shirts.”  For those attending the Indy tournament November 2-4, orders must be in as soon as possible.  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).

There will be no bus service for North Adams students all day on Friday, October 26.  North Adams students also will not have transportation home on Wednesday, October 24. East Allen students will not have transportation home on Thursday, October 25, and Friday, October 26.  Parents, please make arrangements for your children on these days.

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.  Extra order forms are in the entranceway or 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.

Picture retakes will be taken on Wednesday, October 31.  If you are getting retakes, you must return the original picture packet.

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 3rd-5th grade classes will present “America’s Kids” on Thursday, November 8, at 7 p.m. in the gym.  Mark your calendars and attend this program.

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.  Four dairy cows have been purchase so far thanks to your generosity. 

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.

Wyneken Sports

The JV volleyball team finished their season this past week.  They want to thank their coaches—Dora Zelt, Dawn Schieferstein, and Heidi Yoquelet for donating their time to work with them. The varsity team also wants to thank their coaches—Lyndsey Fruchte, Shelby Braun, Jay Witte, and Cyndi Macke—for volunteering their time and talents.

The Indianapolis boys’ basketball tournament will be held from November 2-4.  Check with a varsity player for tournament information.  Spirit week starts on October 29.  Watch the parent note for special activities being held that week.


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TODAY 9:00 a.m.  Worship Service with Holy Communion
  10:30 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class

  10:30 a.m. LYF Meeting
  10:30 a.m. AAL Brunch & Election
  3:00 p.m. LLL/LWML Rally @ Soest
  Noon – 6 p.m. Cornfusion Open
  4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Carnival @ Wyneken
MONDAY   Articles for November newsletter due in church office
TUESDAY 9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
WEDNESDAY 7:00 p.m. Choir
THURSDAY 8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  9:00 a.m.

LWML Bible Class @ Doris Conrad’s

  6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Children’s Halloween Party
FRIDAY 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. Haunted Maze Open
SATURDAY Noon – Dusk Cornfusion Open
  7:00 p.m. LYF to meet @ Parish Hall
  7 p.m. – 11 p.m. Haunted Maze Open


October 28 9:00 a.m.  Worship Service (Reformation)
  10:15 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class

  Noon – 6 p.m. Cornfusion Open (closing day)
November 2 – 4   Indianapolis basketball tournament

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