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.

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Pentecost 17
September 26, 2004

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Service

TLH Page 32

The Choir

“Salvation Unto Us Has Come”


TLH #301; #370; #351 ©

Theme for the Day

God’s Forgiveness

Exodus 32:7-14

God forgives through a mediator

1 Timothy 1:12-17

Christ shows mercy to repentant sinners

Luke 15:1-10

God rejoices when sinners repent


“Jesus, the Friend of Sinners” – Luke 15:1-10

1.       Jesus seeks the lost.

2.       Jesus seeks to save the lost.

3.       Jesus rejoices over saved sinners.

The Acolyte

James Gorman

+ Soli Deo Gloria +

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Michelle Knipstein, Dian Witte, Vernon Werling, Sara Rhymer, and Dawn Heckman.  We also remember in our prayers Keith Dicke, our 7th grade teachers at Wyneken, our Assistant Sunday School Superintendent, Shirley Drier, and Jan Heimann who teaches at Bellmont High School.  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 Virginia Waltz, Donna Hileman’s sister, Heath Witte who has returned home, Gregg Schultz who had surgery this past week, and Bryan Miller who continues his treatments in Indianapolis.

We remember in our prayers Ed Miller and Sherry Chilton who were married yesterday afternoon.  We also remember Dick & Alma Miller who will celebrate their 54th wedding anniversary this Friday, October 1.  We pray the Lord’s blessings on these couples.

We welcome into church membership through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism Lucy Robyn Lichtle, daughter of Marc & Angie (Tinkham) Lichtle.  Lucy’s godparents are Alex Lichtle and Kelly Simon.  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 Right Use of Money.”

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.

Stephen Zehnder, one of our fieldworkers, will be teaching the high school Bible class that meets in the basement of the Parish Hall.  All high school youth are encouraged to go over to the class this morning.

Pastor Dahling will be attending a Circuit Counselors Meeting in Seymour, Indiana Monday and Tuesday of this week.  If you need pastoral assistance during this time, please contact Pastor Tom Olson or Pastor Dan Brege.

Stewardship Committee’s Food for Thought:  As we contemplate Christian education—the costs, the benefits, and the significant impact to the church—let us never forget a Christian school is a wonderful mission field.  Not only does it provide a foundation for our children, but also all the children and adults they meet.  These Christian-educated children are little ambassadors for Christ.  They act differently because they are different.  They know who they belong to and aren’t afraid to let their light shine.  When considering your tithe, think about the “return on investment” and ask yourself if it is worth it.

COUNCIL MEMBERS:  The minutes from the September 7 Council meeting are in your slots in the entranceway of the church.  The next Council meeting is Tuesday, October 5, at 8:00 p.m.

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 Greg Koukl of Stand to Reason leading the discussion.

The LWML invites you to the SRD Workshop to be held this afternoon at 3:00 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 today to benefit the mission congregation at Ellettsville, 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. 

Through your generous donations, $1,387 was collected last Sunday in the door collection for the victims of Hurricane Frances (and Hurricane Ivan).  This amount will be matched by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans (a national campaign) and will be distributed through Lutheran Social Services of Florida.   Please remember to keep those affected by the hurricanes in your prayers as reconstruction must begin and they work on returning to “normal” even as Hurricane Jeanne may be upon them.

The LYF will have a gym night at Wyneken on Sunday, October 10, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Mark your calendars!

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 teams 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.  (We still need teams to make this league a reality.)  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 week – October 3.

The Morning Glories will be going to two craft shows in October.  On October 9, they will be at Norwell’s Dollars for Scholars show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Ossian Elementary School.  On Saturday, October 16, they will be at Whispering Meadows (415 Mission Hill Drive, near I-69 and State Road 14) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  We will be setting up at both shows on Friday evening.  If you would like to help either day, please contact Marlene Conrad or Shirley Buuck.  (It looks like the group will also be going to three shows in November—November 6 at South Adams, November 13 at Hessen Cassel, and November 27 at St. Jude’s.  Watch for more details!)

Serving as youth ushers for October are Brandon, Jordan, and Nathan Buuck.

Micki Blomenberg and Doris Conrad are on Altar Guild for October.

It’s Lutheran Witness time!  The subscription rate for 2005 will be $12 per subscription.  If you wish to receive this publication, you will find a “Lutheran Witness” envelope in your offering packet.  You may place these envelopes in the offering plate.  If writing a check, please make the check payable to “Zion, Friedheim.”  The church will be billed at a later date and they will submit one check for all the subscriptions.  If you don’t use your pre-numbered envelope, just put your payment for the Witness in a plain white envelope with your name on the envelope.  In order to receive your January, 2005 issue on time, your renewal must be in the church office by Sunday, October 24.  Thanks for you help!

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!

Prayer Partner forms are included in this morning’s bulletin.  Next Sunday, following the worship service, you can exchange names for the coming year.  All adult members of the congregation are invited to take part in this activity.

If anyone is interested in looking at the financial series of videos used in last year’s Bible class, please contact Dale Heckman.  You may take these home at view them at your convenience.

 OPEN HOUSE: You are invited to join us in celebrating Marvin Drier’s recent accomplishments.  He completed his masters degree (in technology) and has taught for 20 years in the parochial school system.  The congregation is invited to our home at 3091 W 750 N in rural Decatur on Sunday, October 17, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

His proud and loving family,

Shirley, Alicia, & Paul Drier

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 249 with 157 receiving Holy Communion; Sunday School - 63; Bible Class - 25; Monday Night Bible Class - 7; Early-bird Bible Class - 10


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Wyneken News

Our Wyneken 8th graders will be selling Nelson port-a-pit chicken and ribs this morning.  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.  There will be a few extras available this morning if you didn’t get your tickets last week. The chicken can be picked up after the worship service today until 11:30 a.m.  Any chicken not picked up by 11:30 a.m. will be taken over to Bingen.  The Bingen site is to be open until 12:30 p.m.  The class appreciates your support of all their fundraising efforts to enable them to go to Washington, DC next spring.

Additional vendors have been added—Blockbuster Video ($10 with a 7% return), Men’s Wearhouse ($25 with a 7% return), Golden Corral ($5 with a 3% return), Casa Restaurant ($10 with 1 5% return), and McDonald’s (Ft. Wayne/National with $5 books at a 5% return).  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 pick-up date is Thursday, September 30, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  If you have questions, please contact Sharon Franke (623-3992).

HELP!  Wyneken has framed the 8th grade Washington trip group pictures and mounted them in the school hallway.  We are still missing the pictures from the 8th grade classes of 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.

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 Spaghetti 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.  Please continue to save labels from Campbell’s soups, Swanson broths, V8 juices, Pace, Prego, Pepperidge Farms, and Franco-American products.  Thanks for your continued support.

Are you interested in purchasing Christmas cards, birthday cards, get well, etc?  Do you need wrapping paper and other miscellaneous gifts?  Perhaps you like candy?  All of these items and more are in this year’s Christmas card catalog.  If you are interested in seeing what is available, contact any Wyneken student.  All orders need to be returned to school by Monday, October 4.  Extra catalogs are available at the school.  All proceeds are turned over to PTL and are then distributed to the various needs of our school.

Planting in the Learning Garden will take place sometime in October.  Perennials and woody shrubs are needed.  If you have flowers from your own garden that can be divided, Wyneken will gladly accept them.  Planting will take place during the school day so the students can be involved.  If you would be willing to help with the planting, please call the school (639-6177) as adult help is needed.  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.      

The Wyneken Band Boosters are sponsoring an “All You Can Eat” fish and tenderloin fry this Friday, October 1, in the school cafeteria with serving from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  The menu includes applesauce, scalloped potatoes, coleslaw, roll, dessert, and a drink.  Carryouts 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!  (Work schedules have been mailed.  Don’t forget to bring your dessert on the 1st!)

October 13 is picture day.  Gibby’s Photo Studios in Decatur will be taking the pictures this year.  An order form came home with the students last week.

The 8th graders are selling Gold Canyon Candles now through October 15.  There are scent samples in the south entranceway if you want to get a “sniff” of how the candles will smell.  Candles should be delivered approximately two weeks following the end of the sales campaign.  If you are interested in purchasing any candles, you may contact any 8th grader.  Just a reminder that Wyneken’s 8th graders (from Friedheim) include Anna Buuck, Mike Buuck, Chris Gorman, James Gorman, Andrea Johnson, and Kevin Schultz.

Vendor tables (only ten left) 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 classrooms.  If you would be interested in getting a table, please contact Janice Buuck (639-3005) or Shirley Buuck (547-4415).

The midterm reports were sent home with the students last Friday, September 24.

Want to show your school pride?  Wyneken shirts or sweatshirts are available.  Samples are hanging in the lobby.  Stop in to find a color, size, and style that you like.  You can also log on to www.wyneken.org. and see what the shirts look like.  If you order by September 30, the shirts will be to you by October 15.  If you have any questions, please contact Missy Ainsworth (724-7283) or E-mail her at s.ainsworth@mchsi.com.  If you want a non-hooded sweatshirt, they are also available.  We can be flexible on shirt styles and colors, but cannot make changes to the logo.

Sporting News

The varsity soccer team has two games this week.  They play St. Peter-Immanuel at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, September 27, at St. Peter-Immanuel and Suburban Bethlehem on Wednesday, September 29, at 4:15 p.m. at Kreager 5.  The JV soccer team plays St. Paul at Wyneken at 4:15 p.m. on Monday, September 27, and Central at Central Thursday, September 30, at 4:00 p.m.

The JV volleyball team (5th grade) plays Concordia at 4:15 p.m. on Monday, September 27, at Wyneken with the 6th graders playing them at 5:30 p.m.  The 5th graders will also be playing at the St. Peter-Immanuel tournament on Saturday, October 9.  Round robin games will be played at 8 a.m. and noon with placement games to be played at 2 p.m., 3 p.m., and 4 p.m. 

Our varsity A team plays in the Flatrock tournament today with their first game at 1 p.m.  Admission for the tourney will be $2 for adults and $1 for students. 

Wyneken is hosting a 5th and 6th grade volleyball tournament this Saturday, October 2.  Our 5th graders will play in the morning with the 6th grade tournament beginning in the afternoon.  Game times and opponents weren’t available when the bulletin was published.  Check with a player for more information.  Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for students and a $5 family fee.



9:00 a.m.

Worship Service



Door Collection for church in Elletsville, IN


10:00 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Classes


10:00 a.m.

Port-a-pit chicken & ribs

    (served until 11:30 a.m. at Friedheim; 12:30 p.m. at Bingen)


3:00 p.m.

SRD Workshop @ Peace, Berne


6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class


9:00 a.m.

Morning Glories


8:20 a.m.

Chapel @ Wyneken


7:00 p.m.



9:00 a.m.

LWML Bible Class @ Doris Conrad’s


4:30 p.m.

Band Fish & Tenderloin


October 3

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion



( LWML Sunday)


10:15 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class

October 4

7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

October 5

6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class


9:00 a.m.

Morning Glories


7:00 p.m.

Elders’ Meeting


7:30 p.m.

Trustees’ Meeting


8:00 a.m.

Council Meeting

October 6

All Day

Tabea Society


8:20 a.m.

Chapel @ Wyneken


7:00 p.m.


October 7

9:00 a.m.

LWML Bible Class

October 8

5:00 p.m.

Set up for Craft Show

October 9

9:00 a.m.

Norwell Dollars for Scholars Craft Show @ Ossian Elementary

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