Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

We welcome you to Friedheim to worship with us this morning.  If you are a visitor, please sign one of the guest registries located at both entrances of the church. If you are communing this morning, please take a moment to complete a communion registration card.  There are cards in either entranceway of the church.  You may give your card to one of the Deacons or place it in the offering plate.   Please worship with us again soon.


Pentecost 13
7, 2003

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Worship Page 15
Hymns TLH #401; #316, v. 4; #306, #307, #283  ©
The Readings Incarnating the Christ
Proverbs 9:1-6  Eat the bread of wisdom for insight and life
Ephesians 5:15-20 Having eaten the bread of Christ, walk as wise
John 6:51-58 Eat the bread of Christ’s body for eternal life

The Sermon

“”The Marks of the Church” – Ephesians 5:16-20
1.       A spirit filled church (v. 18)
2.       A singing church (v. 19)
3.       A thankful church (v. 20)
The Acolyte

(7:30 a.m.) Carley Manley
(9:00 a.m.)
Chase McAllister

+ Soli Deo Gloria +

We remember our members who will celebrate birthdays this week – Mike Linnemeier, Christian Robinson, Kyle Brodbeck, Rachelle Buuck, Bethany Evans, Jerry Kock, Dennis Werling, Andrew Blomenbeg, Beth McCloskey, and Megan Schamerloh.   We also remember our Wyneken principal, Lowell Timm, and Toney Bergman who teaches in the North Adams system.  May our loving Savior direct, bless, and guide their lives. 

The flowers in church this morning are to the glory of God and in honor of:  George and Barb Geyer who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last Friday, September 5, Rich & Eldora Scheumann who are celebrating their 57th wedding anniversary today, and Gary and Dorothy Heckman who will celebrate their 58th wedding anniversary on Tuesday, September 9.  We pray the Lord’s continued blessings upon these couples.

We remember in our prayers Jacob Conrad and Jennifer Grumpp who will be married this Saturday, September 13, in Plainfield, Indiana.  We pray the Lord’s richest blessings upon this couple as they begin their lives together.

May the Great Physician grant health and strength to all who are in need.  We especially remember in our prayers Olga Reifsteck, who is undergoing rehabilitation at Ossian Health Care, Ronald Hurst, Barb Geyer’s brother who is a patient at Lutheran, LaVerne Leininger, Jean Timm’s father, who is undergoing tests, and Rene Remy, Pat Buuck’s father, who is battling cancer.

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

Tune in to the Lutheran Hour next Sunday.  The show airs on Sunday on WLW (700) out of Cincinnati at 7 a.m. and on Van Wert stations WERT (1220) and WKSD (99.7 FM) at 10:30 a.m. (You may wish to double check the time since Ohio is now one hour ahead of us.)  The program airs on Sunday at 8:05 a.m. on WZBD (92.7 FM) and then on WFCV (1090 AM) at 3:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Stewardship’s Committee Food for Thought:  Being diligent in financial matters requires honesty, purpose and resolve as in the work place—especially now that the world has become so complex.  Consider this verse:  “For this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge, an din your knowledge, self-control.” – 2 Peter 1:5-6.

Have you ever tuned in to “Issues, Etc.” that airs LIVE on Sunday evenings from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. on WLYV (1450 AM) in Fort Wayne and on a tape-delay basis on Sunday evenings from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on WFCV (1090 AM) in Fort Wayne?  The live show today will be “The Book of Colossians” with Dr. Paul Deterding and Dr. Larry Rast. On the tape-delay program the topic will be “Worship & Liturgy.”

 “Discovering God’s Way of Handling Money,” a video series covering a variety of financial topics from a Biblical perspective, will be offered as a Bible study beginning next week.  This class will meet in the Parish Hall during the Sunday School hour.  This series is open to all in the congregation; however, it will take the place of the high school Bible class (at least for the first 8 weeks).  If you still would like to attend, please contact Tim or Kris Blomenberg.  (Refreshments will also be served during this class.)  Thanks!

Parents of college students:  Once you know your child’s campus address, E-mail address, and phone number, please contact the church office or Pastor Dahling with this information.  Thanks for your help!

Rally Day, the beginning of Sunday School, is next Sunday.  We still could use a few individuals to serve as substitute teachers.  If you would be willing to help, please contact Trisha Hockemeyer or Dawn Miller.  Sunday School teachers can find the material for their classes in the Parish Hall in one of the upstairs classrooms.

Adult Bible class will meet following the 9:00 a.m. worship service this morning.

Thrivent Financial for Lutheran Members:  A slate of officers is needed for the 2004 election ballot of the Adams County Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Board by Sunday, September 21.  Please contact any of the present officers listed below to volunteer or submit names for the 2004 ballot:  Phil DeBolt, President (724-4259); Ron Selking, Vice President (547-4352); Leanne Busick, Records Director (724-7871); Kathy Krey, Financial Director (724-9554); Ed Bultemeyer, Congregational Service Team Director (724-4238); and Dorothy Reiter, Assistant Financial Director (724-7666).  The officers of Communications Director, Community Service Team Director, Events Director, and Youth Director are currently vacant.

A Note from our Treasurer:

Beginning balance, September 1, 2003



Anticipated expenses:






  Communion Supplies









   Sunday School



   Wyneken (August & September)



   Radio Broadcast









   Equipment, repair






   Heating Fuel









   Maintenance Supplies



   Repairs, Property



Total anticipated expenses



Amount needed to meet budget



Make plans on attending the benefit hog roast on Saturday, September 13, at Zion Lutheran Church (Decatur).  Serving will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Your freewill donation will go towards aiding Adams County Flood Relief and the Adams County Crisis Center.   Thrivent Financial sponsors this event for Lutherans (Adams County Chapter).  Our congregation’s responsibility for the meal is the baked beans.  If you can help with the preparation or serving, please contact one of our Thrivent coordinators—Leesa Heckman, Mike Heckman, or Kris Blomenberg. 

It’s scrapbooking time!  The group will resume meeting on Sunday, September 14, at 1 p.m. in the church basement.  Whether you’re just learning this craft or are a seasoned veteran, you are invited to join the group.  All are welcome!

Church cleaning has been scheduled for Saturday, September 13, beginning at 8:00 a.m.  Bring shovels, rakes, and willing hands.  Projects for the day include working on the driveway/lawn at Hinkle’s, working on the eaves at the parsonage, changing light bulbs in church, working on the security lights, and working on some loose tiles in the Parish Hall.  Mark your calendars and make plans to come and help!

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 227 with 142 receiving Holy Communion; Early-bird Bible Class - 10 


Last Week’s

Weekly Budget

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Home Purpose:

















Wyneken News

CRIP will be available on Friday afternoons at Wyneken as well on Sunday mornings.  Kim Weiland is our SCRIP representative.  You can see her following the worship service.  You can also E-mail scrip@wyneken.org and place your order. 

Market Day order forms are included in this morning’s bulletin.  This month you can receive free cinnamon raisin biscuit dough when you buy two specified items (cookie dough, shrimp, pizzatas, and frozen biscuit dough).  Specials this month:  Boneless Pork Riblets ($8.29), Chicken Tenders ($10.99), Honey BBQ Chicken Tenders ($10.79), Popcorn Chicken Bites ($10.89), Broccoli Florets ($7.29), Uno’s Cheese & Tomato Pizzas ($9.29), Sausage, Egg & Cheese Biscuit Sandwiches ($9.99), Mac & Cheese Singles ($7.99), Poppers Assortment ($9.99), Western Style Guacamole Twin Pack ($5.99), and Individual Carrot Cakes ($7.34).  Orders need to be returned to school by Friday, September 19, with Internet orders due by noon on Saturday, September 27.  Pick-up date is Thursday, October 2, in the school cafeteria from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.   If you cannot pick up your order on the 2nd, just prepay (cash or check made payable to Market Day or prepay for Internet orders by using your VISA).  We will have your items ready for pick up in the school kitchen freezer. 

Chimes will meet every Monday morning, beginning Sept. 8, at 7:30 a.m. in the music room.  All 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th graders are invited to join.

The first PTL meeting of the year will be held on Monday, September 8.  The meeting will be held in the multi-purpose room (the old cafeteria).  Plan on attending this 7 p.m. meeting.  Babysitting will be provided (for a small fee) by our 8th grade students.

Christmas card catalogues will be going home with the students this week.  Orders will need to be returned by Friday, October 3.  If you would like to see a catalogue, contact any Wyneken student.

There will be no afternoon East Allen bus on Thursday, September 11.  Parents, please make arrangement for your child to get home on that day.

Pre-sale tickets are available from any of our Wyneken 8th graders for the next drive-thru chicken barbecue.  Serving will be from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 14 (Rally Day).  Tickets are $4 for one-half chicken and can be purchased from Becky Blomenberg, Jordan Buuck, Rachelle Buuck, Gabby Cale, Shayla Lee, and Ivy Mourey.

Chapel offers for August-October will go to Unity Lutheran School in East St. Louis, Illinois.  Unity is a new school in need of books, furniture, supplies, and tuition assistance.

Wyneken Sports

The varsity soccer team plays SPA  on Wednesday, September 10, and on Friday, September 12, they will face Emmaus.  Both games are at Kreager Park and begin at 4:15 p.m.  The JV soccer team faces Ascension at Wyneken on Thursday, September 11, at 4:00 p.m. 

The varsity A team plays Holy Cross at Wyneken on Wednesday, September 10, at 4:15 p.m.  On Saturday, September 13, the A team plays Unity at 9 a.m. and Bethlehem at 10 a.m.  The B team faces Emmanuel-St. Michael at 1 p.m. and Central at 2 p.m.  These games will be played at Concordia High School.

The JV squad opens the season with games at St. Peter on Thursday, September 11.  The 5th graders play at 4 p.m. with the 6th graders playing at 5:15 p.m.

Sports fans:  Remember that hotel reservations for the Indy tournament are due by September 15.  There are still a few rooms available if any grandparents would like to attend.  Contact Rich Schwantz.

Donations of pop are welcome for our concession stand.  However, no cans are allowed this year, only bottles with caps.  Thanks!


TODAY 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service w/ Holy Communion

  10:15 a.m.   Adult Bible Class
  7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
TUESDAY 6:00 a.m. Early-bird Bible Class


9:00 a.m. Morning Glories


8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  7:00 p.m. Choir


9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class @ Lucile Stoppenhagen’s


8:00 p.m. Wyneken School Board
SATURDAY 8:00 a.m. Church Clean Up
  11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

 Benefit Hog Roast         

    Conrad/Grumpp Wedding


September 14 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service (Rally Day)

  10:15 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Class
  10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Drive-thru Chicken BBQ

  1:00 p.m. Scrapbooking
September 15 7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
September 16 6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class

  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
September 17 All Day Tabea Society
  8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  7:00 p.m. Choir
September 18 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class
September 20    Mark Buuck wedding


Is your place a small place?
Tend it with care;---
He set you there.

Is your place a large place?
Guard it with care;--
He set you there.

Whate’er your place, it is
Not yours alone, but His
Who set you there.

--- John Osenham

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