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 communing with us this morning, please take a moment to complete a communion registration card.  Cards are located in either entranceway of the church and can be given to a Deacon or placed in the offering plate.  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 11
August 15
, 2004

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Worship Page 15
Hymns TLH #430, vv. 1-3; vv. 4-6; #345; #343; #430, vv. 7-8 ©
The Readings

Possessed by Possessions

Ecclesiastes 1:2; 2:18-26 The vanity of possessions
Colossians 3:1-11

Heavenly values are to be sought rather than earthly vices

Luke 12:13-21 Possessions can cause a man to lose his soul

The Sermon

“Finding Life’s True Value” – Luke 12:13-21
  1.   Heed the Savior’s warning—beware of covetousness
Our life consists of being rich toward God
The Acolyte Chris Gorman

+ Soli Deo Gloria +

We remember our members who will celebrate birthdays this week—Kim Case, Hildegard Kiefer, Mackenzie Terhune, Dale Heckman, Monica Manley, Linda Buuck, Carma Conrad, Dave Conrad, Rich Hartmann, Andrea Jackson, Bill Fuhrmann, Dave Houser, Irene Kiess, Dennis Scheumann, Cindy Houser, Jason Scheumann, Madison Stoppenhagen, and DeWayne Gallmeyer.  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 who was scheduled to come home following a stay in the extended care unit of Adams County Memorial Hospital, Larry Fuhrmann (husband of our kindergarten teacher, Rae Fuhrmann) who is recovering at home, and Bryan Miller who is a patient at Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis.

The flowers on the altar are to the glory of God and in loving memory of Esther Nuerge.  Her family placed the flowers in church.

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 Dahling and his family will be out-of-town this weekend, as he will be preaching at Lake James.  Pastor Thomas Park will be our guest preacher next Sunday.

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:  Perhaps the ability to give with cheerfulness or hilarity is related to our reason for giving.  “Grudge giving” says, “I have to!”  Duty giving says, “I ought to.”  Thanks giving says, “I want to.”

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?     This week’s topic is “Baptism:  God’s Work or Our Work?” with the discussion led by Dr. Arthur Just of Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, Indiana.

A workday is planned for 9 a.m. Tuesday, August 17, at the Parish Hall.  (We probably will work until 11:30 a.m.)  The ladies will be working on putting together blankets (some sewing and tying to be done).  These blankets will then be taken to Second Chance.  Willing hands are all that is needed on Tuesday.  Hope to see you then!

The Lutheran Circuit V FastPitch GOLF outing will be held this afternoon 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). 

The LYF will assist residents of Lutheran Homes to their worship service next Sunday, August 22.  LYF members are asked to meet at the Parish Hall by 9:00 a.m.  Richard & Donna Hileman have invited the youth to their home following Lutheran Homes’ worship service.

We are beginning to make plans for our Sunday School classes.  It would be of a tremendous help to know who is returning from last year’s staff, who would like to teach (full time or part time), assist in a class, or be on our substitute list.  Please contact Dawn Miller (824-9013), Shirley Drier (547-4419), or Pastor Dahling.  Thanks.  The first day of Sunday School is September 12.

Thank you, Pastor Dahling, for your daily visits while I was in the hospital.  The cards and well wishes I received were also very much appreciated.  May God bless each one of you. – Walter Nuerge

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service - 198; Monday Evening Bible Class - 6 


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Wyneken News

Our Wyneken 8th grade class is selling tickets for that delicious Nelson’s port-a-pit chicken for only $4 per half a chicken.  You can pick your chicken up following the worship service on Sunday, August 29, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Friedheim (or until 12:30 p.m. at Bingen).  You may purchase tickets from any Wyneken 8th grader.  Kevin Schultz, Andrea Johnson, Chris Gorman and James Gorman will be selling tickets after the worship service this morning.  The class appreciates your support of all their fundraising efforts to enable them to go to Washington, DC next spring.

Did you know that last year the SCRIP program gave PTL over $19,000?  We hope that you continue to support the SCRIP program this year.  There are two new vendors on the SCRIP list—AutoZone and Ritz Camera (both are available in $25 certificates).  Applebee’s has also returned!  You can purchase $20 certificates for this restaurant.  Don’t forget to get your SCRIP this morning from Kim Weiland, 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.  Specials this month include French toast sticks at $4.99, fish & chips ($10.89), ham steaks ($10.29), meat loaf slices ($6.99), Vidalia onion burger ($9.79), family size jambalaya ($8.39), coconut chicken strips ($8.79), veggie weggie dipz ($5.99), mashed potato patties ($4.39), individual carrot cakes ($8.29), breakfast bundles ($9.99), and country chicken puffs ($15.49).  You can also receive a free snack ‘n pack insulated nylon bag by order selected items.  You can also be a part of the frequent buyer program.  By placing a $25 minimum order each month for five months (September through February), you will receive trial size products when you pick up your order in March, April, and May.  Orders need to be returned to school by Friday, August 27, with Internet orders due by noon on Saturday, August 28.  Pick-up date is Thursday, September 1, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria.  If you have questions, please contact Sharon Franke (623-3992).

The first day of school is Monday, August 23 (half day).  Opening chapel will be at 8:20 at Bingen.  You are invited to attend this service.  School will dismiss at 12:25 p.m.  There will be morning bus service but no bus service in the afternoon for all students.  Parents, if you will need to use the extended childcare program for Monday afternoon, please contact Tami Schultz (547-4540) prior to the 23rd.

A complete handbook will be sent home to each family.  Please read it through as some revisions were made over the summer months.  Just for your information—Dress code rules state:  Students are allowed to wear shorts through October 15.  No tight fitting, frayed or ripped shorts are allowed.  All shorts (skorts/skirts) are to be at fingertip length.  Tank tops, sleeveless and spaghetti strap tops are to be covered by an additional shirt or top.  Flip-flops and sandals without heels are allowed in the building only not on the playground.  Your child will need an extra pair of shoes to wear outside.

Do you have a child in band?  Individuals are needed to help co-chair the annual fish and tenderloin dinner on Friday, October 1.  If you would be willing to co-chair this event, please contact the school office. 

Our annual Open House/Scholastic Book Fair will be held on Tuesday, September 7, beginning at 7 p.m.  This is a great opportunity to visit your child’s teacher, ask general questions about classroom activities, and show an interest in your child’s education.  The book fair will also open on Tuesday and will run through the week. 

We are again collecting Campbell’s Labels for Education, Big G box tops, and pop tabs.  The funds received from the labels and box tops goes to our library fund for the purchase of books and videos while the pop tabs help support the Ronald McDonald House/Riley Children’s Hospital.  We will be collecting these items throughout the year.

Sporting News

Volunteers are always needed to run the scoreboard, keep book, be line judges, etc. at our sporting events.   We would welcome anyone to come and help us out.  Not sure how to run the scoreboard or do book?  Training sessions will be available.  Friends, grandparents, aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters, cousins, high school students, etc., if you have an interest in helping in any of these capacities, you can contact someone on the Athletic Boosters or Rich Schwantz, our Athletic Director, or Marv Drier, our Assistant Athletic Director.  Representatives from Friedheim include Kent and Monica Stoppenhagen, Dave and Janice Buuck, and Allen and Shirley Buuck.  Thanks for your help!

Wyneken parents have faithfully supported our athletic programs in many ways.  You can also help by donating items to sell at the concession stand.  Items needed include bottled pop (with twist tops, no cans), bottled water, and Gatorade/All Sport drinks.  You can leave your donations in the school library (marked “Athletic Boosters”).  Thanks!

If you are going to the Indy tournament on November 5-7, you are reminded that the hotel rooms must be paid for by August 27.  The cost is $70 per night with checks made payable to Wyneken.  If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Schwantz.

Thanks goes to all those who helped with the sports physical night last Thursday.   A special thank you to Dr. Cam Nelson who donated his portion of the physical fees back to the Athletic Boosters.


TODAY 9:00 a.m. Worship Service with Holy Communion
  1:00 p.m. Goff tourney at Grey Goose    


7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
TUESDAY 9:00 a.m. Morning Glories Workday


All Day Tabea Society Extra Quilting
FRIDAY   September newsletter items due in church office


August 22 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service

  9:00 a.m. LYF to Lutheran Homes
August 23 8:20 a.m. Opening Chapel @ Wyneken
  12:25 p.m. Early dismissal @ Wyneken
  7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
August 24 9:00 a.m. Morning Glories

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