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 15
September 12
, 2004

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Worship Page 5
The Choir “Just As I Am”
Hymns TLH #13, #348; #425 ©
The Readings A Humble Person
Proverbs 25:6-7   A humble person refrains from putting self first
Hebrews 13:1-8 A humble person renders service to the needy

Luke 14:1, 7-14

A humble person takes the lowest place and invites the needy

The Sermon

“Knowing Your Place – Playing Second Fiddle” - Proverbs 25:6-7
      A Christian will take second place to God—as a creature before the Creator.
      A Christian is to be second to Christ—as a slave before his master.
     3.     A Christian is second to a neighbor—as one who loves others more than self.
The Acolyte Mike Buuck

+ Soli Deo Gloria +

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Bethany Evans, Jerry Kock, Dennis Werling, Andrew Blomenberg, Beth McCloskey, Megan Schamerloh, Mike Werling, Brett Hormann, Erin Lengerich, Marvin Stoppenhagen, and Marlin Keidel.  We also remember in our prayers Yvonne Schwantz, one of our 8th grade teachers at Wyneken, our Sunday School staff, and Kristie Brown who teaches in the public school system.  May our loving Savior direct, bless, and guide their lives.

We rejoice with Mark and Dian (Kukelhan) Witte on the birth of their second son, Heath Matthew, on Wednesday, September 8.  He was also baptized on Wednesday.  May the Good Shepherd keep an ever-watchful eye on this most precious of His lambs.

May the Great Physician grant health and strength to all who are in need.   We remember in our prayers Virginia Waltz, Donna Hileman’s sister, who underwent surgery last week, Marv Drier who had outpatient surgery last week, Heath Witte who had surgery and remains in the neonatal unit at Lutheran Hospital, Ed Aspy who is in extended care at Adams County Memorial Hospital, and Bryan Miller who continues his treatments in Indianapolis.

We remember in our prayers the family and friends of Wilbert Steele, Lucile Stoppenhagen’s brother, who was called to his heavenly home last Sunday and given Christian burial on Thursday and to Scott and Carrie Bultemeyer whose daughter, Celia, was called to her heavenly home last Saturday and was also given Christian burial last Thursday.  May our Loving Savior comfort those who mourn and remind them of that great day when they will be reunited with their loved ones in heaven.

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

Our Sunday School and Bible classes begin this morning.  Nursery through high school will have classes in the Parish Hall.  Pastor will be teaching an adult Bible class in the church basement.  All are encouraged to take advantage of these opportunities to study the Word of God.

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 considering the cost of a Christian education, it is so important that we tithe.  Often, however, we are concerned with how we can make “ends meet,” but God promises to take care of it IF WE TRUST HIM.  Consider this verse:  “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house.  Test me in this, says the Lord, and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.”   – Malachi 3:10

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? The topic for this week is “Islam” with discussion led by Dr. Alvin Schmidt of Illinois College.    

The Morning Glories have resumed their weekly meetings on Tuesday mornings in the Parish Hall at 9 a.m.  If you enjoy crafting, why not plan on joining them as they are getting ready for the fall shows. 

The LYF are having a paper/aluminum can drive Saturday, September 18.  LYF members are asked to be at the Parish Hall by 8 a.m. that day.  If you would like to have your papers/cans picked up, please contact Corbin or Lisa Bultemeier (547-4775) or Jerry Bultemeyer (724-9829) to have your name put on the list.  Thanks!

The LWML invites you to the SRD Workshop to be held on Sunday, September 26, at 3 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church in Berne.  The guest speaker will be Emily Rogers, who will give insight on how to “energize” your various societies.  The ingathering will benefit the Ft. Wayne Seminary (suggested donations are personal care items, paper products, and non-perishable food items).  A freewill offering will be taken for the light supper that will be served.  Mark your calendars and plan on attending!

There will be a special door collection on Sunday, September 26, to benefit the mission congregation at Ellittstville, Indiana, near Bloomington.  This congregation is also starting a Lutheran elementary school and needs the district’s support.  Subsidies from the district have fallen below expectations and extra funding is needed.  Let us pray for this congregation. 

We will also have a door collection next Sunday to benefit the flood victims in Florida after the devastation of Hurricane Frances.  Lutheran Social Services of Florida will administer these funds to those in need.  Thrivent will also be serving refreshments next week.  Let’s keep all those affected by Hurricane Frances in our prayers as Hurricane Ivan may be upon them.

PLAY VOLLEYBALL—Open to all High School Students—Get together with friends and play indoor volleyball the first and third Sunday of each month (September through November) from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Wyneken Memorial Lutheran School gym.  Basic volleyball rules apply with team self-officiating.  Standings will not be recorded.  Co-ed play must always have an equal or greater number of female to male players on the court.  A minimum of 8 (6-person) teams is required.  Cost is $5 per person.  E-mail Vballprogram@aol.com for more information or go to http://www.mysignup.com/wyneken and click on SIGN UP HERE to complete your team’s information online.  Hope to see you next Sunday, September 19!

Would you be willing to write a devotional for our Lenten booklet?  To help get everything done in a timely manner, planning must be done now.  If you would be willing to be a part of this project (the theme this year is “The Lord’s Prayer), please contact Pastor Dahling.  Thanks!

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service (early)  – 85 with 61 receiving Holy Communion; Sunday Worship Service (late) - 128 with 82 receiving Holy Communion; Early-bird Bible Class - 11


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Wyneken News

Our Wyneken 8th graders will be selling Nelson chicken one last time this fall on Sunday, September 26.  In addition, they will also sell Nelson’s ribs (St. Louis style).  The cost of the ribs will be $6 for a one-half slab (1½ lbs. – 8 ribs) while the chicken will be $4 per half.  Pre-sale tickets will be available this morning and again on September 19.  You may purchase your pre-sale tickets from any Wyneken 8th grader.  Friedheim’s 8th graders are Anna Buuck, Mike Buuck, Chris Gorman, James Gorman, Andrea Johnson, and Kevin Schultz.  Mike and Anna will be available after church if you would like to purchase your tickets this morning.  The class appreciates your support of all their fundraising efforts to enable them to go to Washington, DC next spring.

SCRIP will be available on Wednesday and Fridays after school in the front lobby and all day on Fridays in the school office.  You can also E-mail scrip@wyneken.org and place your order.  You may also see Kim Weiland after this morning’s worship service and purchase SCRIP from her.

Market Day specials this month include Chop House cheeseburgers ($8.49), large shrimp ($8.55), lemon herb ChicNSteakes ($9.89), chicken pot pie ($8.29), Texas toothpicks ($8.29, “extra young” tiny peas ($7.49), peanut butter cookie dough ($5.89), broccoli & cheese singles ($7.29), and bagel-ers ($7.49).  Great price items include ground beef at $12.19, cinnamon rolls ($7.59), and string cheese ($7.79). Some of the new items are sausage & egg pancake sandwich, chicken chipotle quesadilla rolls, smoothie mix, turkey burger, and mahi-mahi.  You can also get mac ‘n cheese ravioli free when you buy any three selected items.  Orders need to be returned to Wyneken by Thursday, September 16, with Internet orders due by noon on Saturday, September 25Pick-up date is Thursday, September 30, in the school cafeteria from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  If you have questions, please contact Sharon Franke (623-3992).

Kim Tinsley is our new Hot Lunch receipts manager.  If you have a question about your lunch account, please contact her (622-7841).

ISTEP testing will take place for grades 3-8 September 20-30.  The second grade will be taking the Terra Nova test.  Parents, please avoid schedule appointments for this time period as finding time to make up tests will cause your child to miss regular class time later.  Also your child should be well rested and encouraged to do their best on these tests.  Thanks for your help!

HELP!  Wyneken has framed the 8th grade Washington trip group pictures and mounted them in the school hallway.  We are missing the pictures from the 8th grade classes of 1994, 1995, 1996, and 1998.  Do you have a copy of the group photo from any of these years?  Please contact Mr. Drier if you would be willing to donate one of these photos to add to the collection.

The first meeting of our PTL will be on Monday, September 13, at 7 p.m.   Please join us in the activity room for a planning session and gives us your ideas for the school year.  PTL is a great way to involve yourself in the activities at Wyneken.  Your input is needed!  The 8th grade class will provide childcare for only $1 per child.

We continue to be a part of the Campbell’s Labels for Education  program.  Through October, the labels for Campbell’s condensed chicken noodle soup, Pepperidge Farm Goldfish crackers, and Spahgetti O’s will earn double point value. We appreciate your participation in this program.  You can send your labels to school with a Wyneken student or place them in the canisters in either entranceway of the church.  Thanks for your continued support.

Old magazines are still needed for art classes.  A box is located in the lobby for drop-offs.

Beginner Band is for any 5th or 6th grade Wyneken student with instruction held on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.  At the moment the beginner band consists of five boys, more students are welcome to join them!  Contact the school office if your child is interested in learning how to play a musical instrument. 

Christmas card catalogs should be going home with the students soon (if they haven’t already received them).  All orders need to be returned to school by Monday, October 4.  Extra catalogs are available at the school or ask a Wyneken student for a catalog.  All proceeds are turned over to PTL and are then distributed to the various needs of our school.

A workday is being planned for Saturday, September 18, again from 8 a.m. to noon, to work on the Learning Garden.  It is hoped to install the gravel walkways.  On this workday rakes, shovels, and wheelbarrows would be needed, along with two 2x4’s, 4’ to 5’ in length for leveling.  Please contact Rae Fuhrmann at school (639-6177) or home (639-3441) if you can help.  This will help in the coordination of the work crew.  The garden is also getting close to needing plants.  If you have perennials and other kinds of plants in your garden that can be divided and donated, please contact Shirley Drier at 547-4419.  Woody shrubs can also be used.  Again, call Shirley if you can help with this portion of the project. 

The Wyneken Band Boosters are once again sponsoring an “All You Can Eat” fish and tenderloin fry on Friday, October 1, with serving from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  The menu includes applesauce, scalloped potatoes, coleslaw, roll, dessert, and a drink.  Carry outs are also available.  The cost is $6.50 for adults and $4 for children ages five through 12.  Children four and under can eat for free!  (Band parents are reminded that they are asked to work a shift that evening as well as bring a dessert.  Work schedules will be available soon.)

Vendor tables are still available at this year’s Wyneken craft show to be held on Saturday, December 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Booth spaces are $25 with space left in the hallways and classrooms.  If you would be interested in getting a table, please contact Janice Buuck (639-3005) or Shirley Buuck (547-4415).

Sporting News

The varsity soccer team has two games this week.  They will play Unity at Foster #3 on Wednesday, September 15, and Central at Foster #3 on Friday, September 17.  Both games begin at 4:15 p.m.  The JV soccer team plays St. Peter-Immanuel at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, September 13, at Wyneken and Unity at Unity on Thursday, September 16, at 4:00 p.m.

The JV volleyball team plays St. Peter at 4:15 p.m. on Thursday, September 16.  The varsity volleyball team (A team) will play St. John’s Ft. Wayne at Wyneken on Wednesday, September 15, at 4:15 p.m.  They also have games at Concordia High School on Saturday, September 18.  The A teams plays Zion, Decatur, at noon and Woodburn at 1 p.m.  The B team will play St. Paul at 2 p.m.

With all fifth and sixth grade girls playing volleyball this year, help would be much appreciated for our JV coach, Sherri Johnson.  If you would be willing to help, please contact Sherri or Rich Schwantz.


TODAY 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service (Rally Day)

  10:15 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Class
MONDAY 7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
TUESDAY 6:00 a.m. Early-bird Bible Class
  9:00 a.m.

Morning Glories

WEDNESDAY All Day Tabea Society Extra Quilting
  8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  7:00 p.m. Choir


9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class @ Dorothy Heckman’s
  8:00 a.m. LYF Paper/Aluminum Can Drive


September 19 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

    Door Collection for Florida Flood Victims
  10:15 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Class                                               
  6:30 p.m. Volleyball for High Schoolers @ Wyneken
September 20 7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
September 21 6:00 a.m. Early-bird Bible Class
  9:00 a.m.

Morning Glories

September 22 8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  7:00 p.m. Choir

September 23

9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class
    Newsletter items due in church office

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