Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

Welcome to Friedheim this beautiful fall morning.  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 16
28, 2003

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Worship Page 32
The Psalm Psalm 146, TLH Page 156
The Solo “Love So Loved the World”
Hymns TLH #19, vv. 1-3;  #19, vv. 4-6; #391 ©
The Readings Deliverance
Isaiah 35:4-7   God will deliver us from fear
James 1:17-27 God demonstrates His love by helping the needy
Mark 7:31-37 Jesus heals a deaf man

The Sermon

“My Kind of God” – James 1:17
1.       Jesus – The giver of only good
2.      Jesus – Forever constant
3.   Jesus – Saves by His Word
The Acolyte Kyle Brodbeck

+ Soli Deo Gloria +

We remember our members who will celebrate birthdays this week – Vernon Werling, Dawn Heckman, Dan Bushee, and Marvene Buuck.   We also remember Marv Drier, one of our Wyneken 8th grade teachers, Dawn Miller, our Assistant Sunday School Superintendent, and Jan Heimann who teaches at Bellmont.  May our loving Savior direct, bless, and guide their lives. 

May the Great Physician grant health and strength to all who are in need.  We remember in our prayers Ralph Selking (his wife, Marcia, is a cook at Wyneken) who underwent heart bypass surgery at Lutheran Hospital last Monday. 


The flowers on the altar are to the glory of God and in honor of the 53rd wedding anniversary this Wednesday, October 1 of Dick & Alma Miller.  Their children and grandchildren with much love and admiration placed the flowers in church.  May the Lord continue to bless this couple.


We thank Tim Blomenberg for sharing his gift of song with us this morning.  May the Lord continue to bless him.


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


Pastor will be attending a Circuit Counselors Conference today through Tuesday.  If you are in need of pastoral care during this time, please contact Pastor Dan Brege at Preble.  Since Pastor will be out of town, the Monday night Bible class will not meet this week.  Class will resume on October 6.


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:  As church members, we are not always as diligent as we could and should be regarding our stewardship.  We forget that everything we have is a gift from God. When considering your tithe or gift of time, remember God asks us to be diligent—to do our best—and he will reward us.  Consider this verse:  “Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we shall reap if we do not grow weary.” – Galatians 6:9


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 “Liberal Theology” with Dr. Thomas Oden of Drew University. On the tape-delay program the topic will be “Spiritual Warfare.”


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 scrapbooking group will meet in the church basement this afternoon at 1:00 p.m.  If you enjoy this fast growing hobby or would like to learn, please join us this afternoon.


October 5 is LWML Sunday.  As has been done in past years, this will be the date for selecting new “Prayer Partners.”  There are forms in either entranceway of the church if you would like to participate in this program.  There are baskets in either entranceway for you to place this form.  Remember; do not select a new “Prayer Partner” until next week.


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!


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!


The 7th & 8th grade Sunday School students are collecting books for a service project.  If you have books (in good condition) that you would be willing to donate to this project, you may give them to Lin Gorman or any 7th or 8th grader.  These books will then be distributed to an elementary school whose students have limited funds.  Thanks for helping with this project.


When you look at things to do this weekend, you might want to consider seeing the new movie “Luther.”  It is playing at the Rave.  Thrivent Financial for Lutherans helped underwrite this film.  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.), 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.


LYF ushers for October are Drew Heckman, Jason Miller, and Spencer Scheumann.


Serving on Altar Guild for October are Cheryl Bultemeyer and Jan Buuck.


Council Members:  The minutes from the September 2 Council meeting are in your slots in the entranceways of church.  The next Council meeting is Tuesday, October 7.


Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 244 with 162 receiving Holy Communion; Sunday School – 58; Adult Bible Class – 18; Monday Night Bible Class - 8; Early-bird Bible Class – 10



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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. 


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 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).


Market Day 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. 


Christmas card orders are 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.


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.)


There are still twenty tables (at $15 per table) left at the 8th grade sponsored craft show.  The craft show will be held at Wyneken Saturday, December 6, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  If interested in renting a table, please contact Kim Ehlerding at 547-4229.


The second graders are in need of clean, CLEAR, 2-liter bottles for an art project.  Please send them in to school before October 6.  Thanks!


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 volleyball team will play in the Flatrock tourney today.  There first game is at 1:00 p.m.  They have at least two more games later in the day.  They also will play Concordia at Concordia at 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday, October 1.


The JV volleyball team plays Holy Cross at Wyneken on Monday, September 29.  The 5th grade game begins at 4:30 p.m. with the 6th graders playing at 5:45 p.m.  On Thursday, October 2, there is a 5th grade game at Concordia at 4:15 p.m.  The 5th and 6th graders will be hosting a tournament at Wyneken on Saturday, October 4.  The 6th graders ply Zion Decatur at 8:00 a.m.  The third place game will take place at 10:30 a.m. followed by the championship game at 11:30 a.m.  The 5th grade team will play Central at 1:00 p.m. with the third place game at 3:30 p.m. and championship game at 4:30 p.m.  Since this is a tourney, there will be a small admission fee.  Cost is $2 for adults, $1 for students, with a family maximum of $5. 


The varsity soccer team plays Ascension on Wednesday, October 1, at Kreager Park at 4:15 p.m. and on Friday, October 3, they will face St. Peter at Wyneken at 4:15 p.m.  


Good luck to our 6th/7th grade soccer players who will participate in the Bethlehem (Ossian) tournament this Saturday, October 4.  Their game begins at 9:00 a.m.  They will play once more in the afternoon.


A coach is still needed for the 6th grade girls’ basketball team.  Please contact Rich Schwantz if you would be willing to serve in this capacity.


Next time you go into the gym look at the cross that has been installed.  Ken and Monica Stoppenhagen donated the cross in memory of their daughter, Candice.  May this cross always be a reminder of Jesus being the center of lives as well as all events held in our gymnasium. We also thank Marvin Conrad for the fine workmanship and Mike G. Werling and Brian Hartmann for their help in installing the cross.


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.)


There will be a special night for training volunteers on how to operate the new scoreboard.  Watch the bulletin for the date and time of this training session.


TODAY 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service

  10:15 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Class
  1:00 p.m. Scrapbooking
MONDAY 7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class


6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class


9:00 a.m. Morning Glories


8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken


All Day Tabea Society
  7:00 p.m. Choir
FRIDAY 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Wyneken Band’s Fish & Tenderloin


October 5 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

  10:15 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Class
October 6 7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
October 7 6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class

  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
  7:00 p.m. Elders Meeting
  7:30 p.m. Board of Finance/Trustees Meetings
  8:00 p.m. Church Council
October 9 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class
  8:00 p.m. Wyneken School Board

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