Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

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


Pentecost 15
21, 2003

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Worship Page 46
The Choir “The Battle Belongs to the Lord”
Hymns TLH #4; #396; #421; #422; #416; #52 ©
The Readings Faith in Action
Deuteronomy 4:1,2, 6-8

National well being comes from obedience to God’s commands

Ephesians 6:10-20 Christians battle against wickedness
Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 Good living comes from a believing heart

The Sermon

“Using Religion to Avoid Religion” – Mark 7:8
1.       A religion of men’s traditions
2.      We need a religion based on God’s clear Word.
The Acolyte Becky Blomenberg

+ Soli Deo Gloria +

We remember our members who will celebrate birthdays this week – Kathy Brandt, Mike Buuck, Ashley Fuhrmann, Laura Fuhrmann, Matt Kiefer, Rich Weiland, Rosie Bultemeier, Mike Robinson, Elliot Conrad, Shirley Drier, Michelle Knipstein, and Dian Witte.   We also remember Yvonne Schwantz, one of our Wyneken 8th grade teachers, Trisha Hockemeyer, our Sunday School Superintendent, and Christine Bultemeier who teaches at Heritage Junior High.  May our loving Savior direct, bless, and guide their lives. 

Following the death of our Governor Frank O’Bannon last week, Lt. Governor Joe Kernan was elevated to the position of governor.  We remember the O’Bannon family in our prayers during their time of grief and our state government and its leaders as they take on new responsibilities.

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, and LaVerne Leininger, Jean Timm’s father.

We welcome Sara Rhymer, Dana Myers, and Caden Culp to the Friedheim family.  Sara completed adult instruction on September 16; Dana and her son, Caden, returned to Friedheim after being members at a church in Oklahoma.   The Lord’s blessings to them in their new church home.

The flowers on the altar are to the glory of God and in honor of the 48th wedding anniversary last Thursday (September 18) of Jim and Ann Crosby.  May the Lord continue to bless this couple.

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

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.

A Lenten devotional booklet, Shepherd and Sheep, is being compiled.  How can you help?  Simple, approximately 35 individuals are needed who would be willing to write a short devotional on a selected Bible verse.  If you would like to participate in this project, please contact Pastor Dahling.  Although Lent seems a long time away, we would like to have this portion of the project done prior to Thanksgiving.  Thanks in advance for your help.

Stewardship’s Committee Food for Thought:  In our society today, the work place is treated like a prison—a burden—where we must go in order to survive.  God asks us to be thankful for the work that we have and accomplish it with glad hearts.  Consider this verse:  “Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.” – Colossians 3:17.

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?  Today’s topic will be “Spiritual Warfare” with Gretchen Passantino of Answers in Action. On the tape-delay program the topic will be “A Guide for the Church Shopper.”

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!

The Thrivent Adams County Chapter monthly Board meeting will be held at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 25, at RE/MAX Realty in Decatur.  All coordinators and Thrivent members are welcome.

“Sharing Your Hope in Christ” is the title of the SRD workshop this Saturday, September 27, at Fuelling.  Registration is from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.  A light lunch will be served (free will offering).  The ingathering will be for the Fort Wayne Seminary.  Needed items include food, paper products, and disposable diapers.    Clothing (all sizes) are needed, especially winter coats and boots.  Gently used clothes as well as new are welcome.

October 5 is LWML Sunday.  As has been done in past years, this will be the date for selecting new “Prayer Partners.”  Please look over the insert in today’s bulletin.  If you wish to participate

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 today.  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.

Heard of the Battle at the Bighorn?  Ours is the Battle of the Brethren (Lutheran Style).  You are invited to be a part of the 2003 Lutheran Circuit V Fast pitch Golf Outing on Sunday, October 5.  This event will begin at noon with a shotgun start at Cross Creek Golf Club in Decatur.  The cost is $40 per person with four people per team.  You can contact Todd Busick (418-0050), Fred Fuelling (728-2529), or Steve Conrad, our softball team manager.  A light lunch will be provided at the turn with a nice warm dinner provided afterwards by Fuelling’s Ladies’ Aide.  This year’s golf outing is slated as a prime FUNdraiser for the continuance of the Circuit 5 Fast pitch Softball League.  Please join in following your Sunday morning services for a great day of fun, fellowship, and food!

On September 21, 2002 Jim Baumgartner (Lisa Bultemeier’s dad) received his heart transplant.  His family wishes to invite those who supported him (and them) during the days leading up to and following the transplant to the “First Birthday of His 2nd Chance at Life” party.  It will be held at Preble Firemen’s Park today beginning at 2 p.m.  Come, and join in the celebration.

It’s Lutheran Witness subscription renewal time!  The cost per subscription is $12.  You may place your $12 in the envelope provided in your offering packet.  (If writing a check, please make the check payable to Zion, Friedheim.)  The deadline for renewal is Sunday, October 12.  Thanks!

When you look at things to do this weekend, you might want to consider seeing the new movie “Luther.”  Thrivent Financial for Lutherans helped underwrite this film.  It is scheduled to open this weekend.  The film stars Joseph Fiennes as Luther and Claire Cox as his wife, Katie.

Your help is needed!  The Morning Glories will be going to the Glenbrook Bazaar and Bake Sale on Friday and Saturday, October 17 and 18.  People are needed to help transport items to and set up the display at Glenbrook on Thursday evening (we will probably meet at the Parish Hall at 8 p.m.)  as well as work in the booth on the 17th and 18th and pack up and transport items back on Saturday night.  There is a sign-up sheet in the south entranceway of church.  Please look over your calendar and see if you have time to help.  The profits from this year’s sale are going to replacing some of the heat registers in the Parish Hall.  We are also receiving matching funds from Thrivent Financial for Lutherans for this project.

The 8th grade class of St. John’s Flatrock is having a golf tournament this Saturday, September 27, beginning at 7:30 a.m.  There is still room for your foursome.  The cost is $55 per golfer and includes the cart and a catered grilled steak dinner.  Contact Carol Poor at 260-623-6017 for more information or to make your reservation.

We wish to thank the members of Friedheim for their prayers, cards, and Christian support shown us following the death of Leesa’s mother, Donna Marbach.  It meant so much to us. – The Dale Heckman family

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 282; Sunday School – 67; Adult Bible Class – 13; Monday Night Bible Class - 8; Early-bird Bible Class - 11


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Wyneken News

SCRIP 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.  So far this school year, SCRIP has contributed $1,100 to the PTL.  Thanks to all who support this program.

Meijer’s is offering a new program—Meijer Community Rewards.  Instead of purchasing SCRIP each week, now all you need do is sign up for the rewards card and when you shop Meijer’s have them swipe your card.    Wyneken will receive a percentage of the total sales.  (Wyneken’s six digit code is 624973.  You can sign up on line at www.meijer.com/rewards  or see Kim Weiland this morning.  She will have forms for you to complete.

SCRIP is urgently in need of a Scrip Assistant/Coordinator.  Don’t have a PC.  The SCRIP committee will provide you with a PC, software, and training.  Please prayerfully consider helping and contact Cheri Melching at 728-4826 if you would like to volunteer in this way or want more information.

Do you work in Ft. Wayne or run errands there regularly?  SCRIP could also use help by having people pick up the SCRIP certificates from various businesses.  If you would be willing to help in this way, please contact Cheri Melching (728-4826).

If you order from Market Day 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).  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. 

ISTEP testing (grades 3-8) and Terra Nova standardized testing for 2nd graders will take place the next two weeks.  Parents, please make sure your child is well rested and encourage them to do their best for these tests.

The midterm ended last Friday; reports will be sent home with the students on Wednesday, September 24.

Christmas card catalogues were sent home with the oldest child in each family this past week.  Orders will need to be returned by Friday, October 3.  If you would like to see a catalogue, contact any Wyneken student.

Before heading out to that Friday night football game (it’s senior night at Heritage and Bellmont is playing New Haven at Bellmont), plan on eating at the band’s fish and tenderloin fry on Friday, October 3.  Serving is from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  (Carryouts are available.)  The cost is $6.50 for adults and $4 for children (5-12).  Those 4 and under may eat free.  The menu includes scalloped potatoes, coleslaw, applesauce, roll, desserts, and drinks.  This is the band’s only fundraising activity.  Please come out and support this worthy cause!

Band Parents:  Don’t forget to bring your desserts on the 3rd.  A note reminding you of the shift you and your child will be working will be sent home soon with your child.

Campbell’s Labels for Education has a special promotion through October 31.  You can earn 25 bonus labels for our school when you sign up for your free “Tasty Tuesday Tip of the Week.”  Go to www.tastytuesday.com to sign up (use the promotion code “Ike”).

Come to the 8th grade sponsored carnival on Sunday, October 19.  The fun begins at Wyneken at 4 p.m. and continues until 7 p.m.  There will be games, food, and a silent auction.  Profits will be used to help cover the cost of the class trip to Washington, DC next spring.  (If you would be willing to donate items for the silent auction, please contact Scott or Missy Ainsworth at 724-7283.  Any donation would be greatly appreciated.)

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.

Concerns have been expressed over traffic going both directions and the safety of the children crossing the new parking lot.  The Board decided to make the lot “one way.”  You are to enter from the south through the “old” parking lot and exit to the north onto 350W.  Thanks for your cooperation.

Sporting News

The varsity A team plays Emmanuel-St. Michael at 4:15 p.m. at Wyneken on Wednesday, September 24.  On Saturday, September 27, the A team will play ST. John Flatrock at 10 a.m. and St. Paul’s at 11 a.m.  The B team faces Concordia at 2 p.m.  These games will be played at Concordia High School.

The 5th and 6th grade volleyball teams will play Emmaus on Monday, September 22, at Wyneken.  There will only be one match with a combined 5th/6th grade team beginning at 4:15 p.m.  On Thursday, September 25, you can watch the 5th and 6th grade teams play Central at Wyneken.  The 5th grade game begins at 4:15 p.m. with the 6th grade game at 5:30 p.m.

The varsity soccer team plays Central on Wednesday, September 24, at Kreager Park at 4:15 p.m. and on Friday, September 26, they will face Suburban Bethlehem at Kreager at 4:15 p.m.  

The JV soccer team plays Central on Monday, September 22, at 4 p.m. at Wyneken and on Thursday, September 25, they face Concordia at Concordia at 4 p.m.

Good luck to our 6th grade girls who will participate in the Flatrock Volleyball tournament this Saturday, September 27.  The tournament for the 8th graders will be held on Sunday, September 28, at Flatrock.  Check with a player for game times and opponents.

Sports fans:  Remember that hotel reservations for the Indy tournament were due last week.  If you don’t have your money in, please do so as soon as possible.  There are still a few rooms available if any grandparents would like to attend.  Contact Rich Schwantz.

Open gym has resumed.  The gym will be open from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. everyone Sunday evening for all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students.  (If any parents or coaches are interested in supervising another activity besides basketball, let Rich Schwantz know.)

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 with Holy Communion

  10:15 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Class
  3:00 p.m. Circuit Forum
MONDAY 7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class


  October Newsletter items due


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
THURSDAY 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class @ Ann Crosby's
SATURDAY 9:00 a.m. SRD Workshop at Fuelling


September 28 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

  10:15 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Class
  1:00 p.m. Scrapbooking
September 29 7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
September 30 6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class

  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
October 1 8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  All Day Tabea Society
  7:00 p.m. Choir
October 3 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Wyneken Band’s Fish & Tenderloin

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