Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

We welcome you to Friedheim and pray that you find hope and comfort in God’s Word.  If you are visiting this morning, please sign one of the guest registries located at both entrances of the church.  Please worship with us again soon.


Pentecost 8
25, 2004

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Worship Page 5
Hymns TLH #373, vv. 1-3; vv. 4-6; vv.7-8 ©
The Readings The Benefits of Obedience
Deuteronomy 30:9-14 Obedience results in prosperity
Colossians 1:1-14 Obedience pleases God
Luke 10:25-37  Obedience leads to eternal life

The Sermon

“The Great Questions of Faith” - Luke 10:25-37
      The question of eternal life—“What must I do to inherit eternal life?” (v. 24)
       The question of neighbor—“But wanting to justify himself, he asked, ‘And who is
              my neighbor?’” (v. 29)
The Acolyte Andrea Johnson

+ Soli Deo Gloria +

We remember our members who will celebrate birthdays this week—Kevin Conrad, Mike Conrad, Erica Everett, Brandon Kock, Trevor Baumann, Ted Blomenberg, Becca Evans, Deb Gallmeyer, Mike Miller, Frank Buuck, Gene Kiess, Ron Bultemeier, April Erxleben, and Drew Heckman. 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 Hildegard Kiefer and Gerhard Werling who both had outpatient surgery in the past week and are recovering at home.

We rejoice with Roger and Julie (Reed) Buuck on the birth of their daughter, Grace Olivia, on Thursday, July 22.  May the Good Shepherd keep an ever-watchful eye on this most precious of His lambs.

Included in this morning’s bulletin is our weekly study guide, “Time in the Word.”   This week’s theme is “Fellowship with the Divine.”

Rev. Gerald Kieschnick was reelected with a majority vote on the first ballot of election for President of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.  Pastor William Diekelman was elected first vice president.

Next Sunday, you will have the opportunity to worship at either 7:30 a.m. or 9:00 a.m.  Holy Communion will be offered at both services. 

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.  (With the time change, you may wish to double-check the times of the Ohio programs.)  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 Committee’s Food for Thought:  When you manage your money faithfully, God receives the glory, and you will hear those most beautiful words:  “Well done, good and faithful servant.” – Matthew 25:21

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?  “Answering Challenges to the Christian Faith” is the topic of this week’s program with discussion led by Ken Samples of the Augustine Fellowship Study Center.  

The men’s softball team has three games at Hoagland this week—Fuelling at 4:30 p.m. this afternoon (a rainout make-up game), Decatur at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 27, and Ossian at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, July 30.  Another rain-out make-up game will be held on Thursday, August 5, at 7 p.m. vs. Soest.  The tourney starts on Saturday, August 7, with more information to be announced later.  .

The Lutheran Circuit V FastPitch GOLF outing will be held on Sunday, August 15, at the Grey Goose Gold Club in Decatur.  The event begins with a shotgun start at 1 p.m.  The cost is $40 per person (with four per team).  You can contact Todd Busick at 223-1834, Dean Fuelling at 724-9331, or Steve Conrad for more information.

The Soest FastPitch Softball team is sponsoring a square dance on Friday, August 13, at the Hoagland Hayloft (fully air-conditioned).  Doors open at 7:30 p.m. with music by Justus III from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.  The cost is $5 per person and includes snacks.

The LYF plans on going white water rafting on August 5-7.  This trip is also open to former LYF members and to others in the congregation who may be interested in going.  Interested in going or have a question?  Contact Corbin or Lisa Bultemeier or Jerry Bultemeyer.

Volunteers are needed to help with the Capitol City Ford Indianapolis Air Show to be held on July 31 and August 1.  See the flier in today’s bulletin for further information.  This event is being co-sponsored by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and benefits Riley Hospital for Children.  Our congregational coordinators are Leesa Heckman, Mike Heckman, and Kris Blomenberg.  You can contact them if you have questions.

Youth ushers for August are Spencer Scheumann and Jacob Stoppenhagen.

Shirley Hormann and Evie Fuhrman will serve on Altar Guild for the month of August.

Council Members:  The minutes from the July 6 Council Meeting are in your slots in the entranceways of church.  The next Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 3.

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 206 with 139 receiving Holy Communion


Last Week’s

Weekly Budget

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Home Purpose:















The door collection for Lutheran Social Services was $135.25.

Wyneken News

Don’t forget to get your SCRIP this morning.  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.

Mr. Timm will be attending the Indiana District Principals’ Conference at Brown County State Park this Monday through Wednesday (July 26-28).  We pray for the success of this conference.

Wyneken Memorial Lutheran School has a Pre-Kindergarten program for three- and four-year olds.  Currently the three-year old class meets on Tuesday and Thursday mornings with the four-year olds meeting on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings.  Mrs. Deb Olson is our teacher for these Pre-Kindergarten classes.  If you know people who might be interested in our Pre-K program, please have them contact the school office (639-6177) or Mrs. Deb Olson as soon as possible.  We will need to decide shortly if we will need to have two sessions for our four-year-old class.

Information about the Wyneken extended childcare program are also available in the entranceway.  If enough families so desire, the three and four year old pre-K students will also be able to utilize this program.  If you have question, you may contact a school board member or Tami Schultz, director of the childcare program.

Saturday, July 31, has been set as clean-up day at Wyneken (beginning at 8 a.m.).  Besides cleaning, there will also be some painting to be done as well as some minor repairs.  Some ladders will be needed to complete these projects.

Wyneken school will be closed from July 31-August 7.  The custodian will be stripping and waxing the floors during this time period.

Registration information and forms will go out to all families who have pre-registered this week.  If you don’t receive this information, you may wish to contact the school.  Registration Day is Tuesday, August 10.   The first day of school is Monday, August 23 (half day).

Sporting News

Coaches are needed for several sports for next school year.  If you would be willing to help with any of the following teams, please contact Rich Schwantz—5th & 6th grade girls’ volleyball, 5th grade boys’ basketball, 7th grade girls’ basketball, 4th-6th grade girls’ soccer as well as someone to help with the boys’ varsity soccer team.

The last open gym will be held today from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. for volleyball, followed by one for basketball from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for all 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th graders.  


TODAY 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service

4 p.m. – 6 p.m. 

Open gym – Volleyball

  6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Open gym – Basketball
MONDAY 7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

TUESDAY 7:00 p.m. Men’s softball
FRIDAY 8:30 p.m. Men’s softball


August 1 7:30 a.m. Worship Service with Holy Communion
9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

August 2   7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class                    

7:00 p.m. Men’s softball
August 3 7:00 p.m. Elders’ Meeting
7:30 p.m. Trustees’ Meeting
8:00 p.m. Council Meeting
August 4 All Day Tabea Society
8:30 p.m. Men’s softball
August 5-7  LYF to go white water rafting

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