Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

Welcome to Friedheim this beautiful fall morning.  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 place your 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 17
October 5
, 2003

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Worship Page 15
The Choir “My Faith Looks Up to Thee”
Hymns TLH #7; #425; #447; #370; #390; #352 ©
The Readings The Faith of the Christian
Isaiah 50:4-10   The Christian faith endures suffering
James 2:1-5, 8-10, 14-18  Christian faith is expressed in service
Mark 8:27-35 The Christian faith confesses Jesus as the Christ

The Sermon

“Christ, but no Cross?” – Mark 8:31-32
1.       Christ without a cross (verse 32)
2.      Christ with a cross (verse 31)
The Acolyte Jordan Buuck

+ Soli Deo Gloria +

We remember our members who will celebrate birthdays this week – Robert Hartmann, Tori Johnson, Shayla Lee, Sylvia Scheumann, Jenny Spangler, Mary Gallmeyer, Dana Myers, Mike Heckman, Ashley Hunkins, Carley Manley, and JoEllen Eidam.   We also remember Keith Dicke, our 7th grade teacher, Tim Blomenberg, one of our Sunday School teachers, and Gretchen Hudson who teaches in the public sector.  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 is undergoing rehabilitation at Lutheran Hospital. 

We welcome Helen Whitacre, Kris Blomenberg’s mother, to the Friedheim family.  She has transferred to us from Concordia.  May the Lord bless her in her new church home.

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

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:  God’s blessings, other than material, might be a happy marriage, children, and good relationships with family and friends.  Consider this verse:  “Behold, children are a gift of the Lord; the fruit of the womb is a reward.” – Psalm 127:3

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?  On the tape-delay program the topic will be “Liberal Theology.”

Today is LWML Sunday.  You may select a new “Prayer Partner.”  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.  As you leave the worship service this morning, please remember to take a slip from the basket in the entranceway. 

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 today.  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 date has been set for the children’s Halloween party.  All Pre-K through 8th grader is invited to come to the Parish Hall on Thursday, October 30, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  The 7th and 8th graders will be going on a hayride while there will be activities in the Parish Hall for the Pre-K through 6th graders.  Each LYF is asked to bring two bags of candy to be used in the treat bags and for prizes. 

Friedheim is hosting the LLL/LWML Fall Rally to be held on Sunday, October 19, beginning at 3 p.m.  Rev. Daniel May, our new District President, will be our guest speaker.  The LWML will serve a light supper following the rally.  Make plans to attend!

The annual World Relief Pick Up is scheduled for Saturday, October 18, from 9 a.m. to noon at St. John’s Lutheran Church on West Washington Street in Fort Wayne.  Just bring your items to the parking lot behind the school.

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.

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.  Baked goods should be brought to the Parish Hall by 8 a.m. on either Friday or Saturday morning.  People are needed to help transport items to and set up the display at Glenbrook on Thursday evening (we will 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.  We just got our notification from Glenbrook.  They have moved our booth location.  We are now in front of Sears.  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.

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.

The Portals of Prayer have arrived.  You may pick up your copy as you leave the worship service this morning.

Zion Lutheran Church, 17434 Schumm Road, in Willshire is sponsoring a ham loaf/minute steak supper this Saturday, October 11, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Ohio time).  The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children under the age of three.  Carryouts are available.

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 306; Sunday School – 71; Adult Bible Class – 25; Early-bird Bible Class – NA


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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. 

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).

East Allen Parents:  Since East Allen is dismissing early on Thursday, October 9, there will be no afternoon bus.  Please make arrangements to pick up your child that day.

There will be no school on Thursday and Friday, October 23 and 24, (instead of October 22 and 23 as listed on the original calendar).  There will be early dismissal on Tuesday, October 21, instead of October 13.

Market Day order forms are included in this morning’s bulletin.  Orders need to be returned to school by Friday, October 17, with Internet orders due by noon, October 25.  Pick-up date is Thursday, October 30, in the school cafeteria from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.   If you cannot pick up your order on the 30th, 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 were due last Friday.  If you haven’t done so, turn your order in tomorrow.  Thanks!

Advance band students will be participating in the Callithumpian Parade on Monday, October 27. 

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!

Sporting News

LSAA tournament action for volleyball begins on Saturday, October 11.  Check with a team member concerning game time and opponent.  This year Wyneken will be the site of the semi-finals and championship game on Saturday, October 18.  Game times haven’t been determined.  Help will be needed in the concession stand.  If you can help, please contact Rich Schwantz. 

The 7th grade team will play Bluffton Christian at Wyneken on Tuesday, October 7, at 5 p.m.

The JV volleyball team faces Concordia on Monday, October 6, with the 5th grade game at 4:15 p.m. followed by the 6th grade game at 5:30 p.m.  On Thursday, October 9, the 6th grade girls will head to Concordia for a 5 p.m. game.

The varsity soccer team concludes its regular season with a game on Monday, October 6, at Wyneken.  They will play Flatrock at 4:15 p.m.  First round tournament play begins on Wednesday, October 8.  Check with a player on game location, time, and opponent.

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.)

If you plan on playing basketball and haven’t yet turned in your sports physical, please do so no later than Wednesday, October 15.

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 with Holy Communion

  10:15 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Class
  Noon Fastpitch Golf Tournament
MONDAY 7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class


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


8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken


All Day Tabea Extra Quilting
  7:00 p.m. Choir
THURSDAY 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class @ Doris Conrad’s
  8:00 p.m. Wyneken School Board


October 12 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service

  10:00 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Class
  10:00 a.m. Quarterly Voters’ Meeting
  1:00 p.m. Scrapbooking
October 13-15   Pastors’ Conference
October 13 8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
October 14 9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
  7:30 p.m. LWML Quarterly Meeting
October 15 All Day Tabea Extra Quilting
  7:00 p.m. Choir
October 16 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class
  8:00 p.m.

Meet @ Parish Hall to transport items for Glenbrook Bazaar

October 17-18 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Glenbrook Bazaar and Bake Sale

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