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 12
August 22
, 2004

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Worship Page 5
Hymns TLH #540, vv. 103; #263; #504, vv. 4-5 ©
The Readings The faith of the Christian
Genesis 15:1-6 Faith accounted as righteousness
Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16 Faith:  its nature and power
Luke 12:32-40 Faith in the coming kingdom

The Sermon

Rev. Thomas Park, guest preacher
The Acolyte James Gorman

+ Soli Deo Gloria +

We thank Rev. Thomas Park for delivering this morning’s sermon meditation.  We pray that the Lord will continue to bless Rev. Park.  (We also pray the Lord’s blessings upon Pastor Park and his wife who recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.)

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Sara Bultemeier, Sharon Colchin, Tom Blomenberg, Freddie Geels, Gary Robinson, Danielle Timm, Chris Rhymer, Eldora Scheumann, Timberlee Weiland, Jim Buuck, and Alyssa Strickler.  We also remember all those who teach, the students, and the families as schools in our area have begun classes.  May our loving Savior direct, bless, and guide their lives.

We offer prayers of comfort to the family and friends of Clarence Bultemeier who was called to his heavenly home on Tuesday, August 17, and was given Christian burial yesterday.  May the Lord give this family support and strength as they grieve and remind them of that great day when they will be reunited with their loved one in heaven.

May the Great Physician grant health and strength to all who are in need.   We remember in our prayers Ed Aspy who is a patient at Adams County, Celia Bultemeyer, and Bryan Miller who has returned home from Riley but will be receiving on-going treatments for his brain tumor.

We rejoice with Marc & Angie (Tinkham) Lichtle on the birth of their daughter, Lucy Robyn, on Saturday, August 14.  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 “The Fire of God’s Word.”

Pastor Dahling is preaching at Lake James this morning.  He and his family will be returning home today.

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 God wanted to show us how much He loved us, He didn’t send a letter; He sent His only-begotten Son.  When Jesus was asked how much He loved us, He stretched out His arms and said, “This much,” and He died.  God gave His best—His only Son.

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 “Hate Speech” with the discussion led by Greg Koukl of Stand to Reason.

The Morning Glories will meet on Tuesday mornings in the Parish Hall beginning this Tuesday, August 24, at 9 a.m.  On Tuesday we will continue to work on the blankets for Second Chance—we have quite a few that need tied.  Most of the sewing is completed.  Please come with willing hands to help complete this project.  Next week we will begin to work on items for the fall bazaars.  If you enjoy crafting, why not plan on joining us.  We understand that Glenbrook will not be hosting the bazaar this fall.  The group will try to find another craft show to attend this fall.  If you have a suggestion, please contact Marlene Conrad or Shirley Buuck.  Thanks!

The LYF are assisting residents of Lutheran Homes to their worship service this morning.  LYF members are asked to meet at the Parish Hall by 9 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.

There were 26 foursomes in the Lutheran Circuit V fast pitch golf outing last Sunday.  A foursome of Friedheim members came in second with a nine under 62.  The foursome consisted of Paul and Joseph Des Jean, Les Conrad, and Gene Kiess.  Congratulations!

Our men’s softball team finished third in the post-season tournament.  Great job guys!

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 202 with 153 receiving Holy Communion; Monday Evening Bible Class - 7 


Last Week’s

Weekly Budget

+/- for the Week

+/- for the Year

Home Purpose:















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.  Anna Buuck and Mike Buuck 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).

School opens tomorrow, August 23 (half day), with opening chapel at Bingen at 8:20 a.m.  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. 

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

The varsity girls (both A & B teams) will be playing at the pre-season jamboree at Concordia High School on Saturday, August 28.  Ask a player about game times and opponents.  Good luck, girls, as you begin your season.

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.


TODAY 9:00 a.m. Worship Service
  9:00 a.m. LYF to Lutheran Homes
MONDAY 8:20 a.m. Opening Chapel @ Wyneken
  12:25 p.m. Early dismissal @ Wyneken


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


August 29 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion


Baptism of Grace Olivia Buuck & Lukas James Bobay

  10:00 a.m. 8th Grade Chicken BBQ
August 30 7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
August 31 9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
September 1 All Day  Tabea Society

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