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.


LWML Sunday
Pentecost 18
October 3, 2004

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Invocation

P:         In the Name of the one true God, the Father Almighty;
Maker of heaven and earth and of all things visible and invisible

P:         And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God
Begotten of His Father before all worlds,

P:         God of God, Light of Light,
Begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father by whom all things were made;

P:         And in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
Who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified.

The Hymn of Praise

“O God of Mercy, God of Might”

TLH #439

The Confession and Absolution

P:        Beloved in the Lord!  Let us draw near to God with a true heart and confess our sins to our Heavenly
            Father asking Him in the Name and for the sake of our Lord Jesus Christ to forgive us our sins.

C:        Almighty God, merciful Father, I confess to you that I am by nature sinful.  I have disobeyed you and justly deserve your punishment both now and in eternity.  But I am truly sorry for the evil I have thought, spoken, and done, and for the sake of my Savior, Jesus Christ, I pray:  “Lord have mercy on me for I am a sinner.”

The Pronouncement of God’s Absolution

P:        God, our Heavenly Father, has been merciful to us and has given His only Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins.  By the power of the Holy Spirit, we are made to be His children by grace through father as the Scripture proclaim, “He that believes and is baptized shall be saved!”  Lord, may this salvation be granted unto all of us.

The Choir

“Take My Life and Let it Be”

The Theme of the Day  “The Right Use of Money”

Amos 8:4-7  

Get your money honestly


I Timothy 2:1-8   

Pray for those in authority that we may live in peace


Luke 16:1-13  

Use your money to a good advantage

The Sermon Hymn

“We Give Thee But Thine Own”

TLH #441

The Sermon                  “What a Thief Can Teach Us” - Luke 16:8

  1. In spending money
    1. Don’t waste
    2. Don’t gamble it away
    3. Avoid debt
  2. In saving money
    1. Save by buying only essentials
    2. Save by buying quality
    3. Save habitually for tomorrow’s needs

The Gathering of the Morning’s Offerings

The Prayers of the People of God at Friedheim

The Lord’s Prayer

The Words of Institution

The Distribution Hymns

“Lord of Glory, who hast Bought Us”

TLH #442

“O Lord of Heaven and Earth and Sea”

TLH  #443

“What a Friend, We have in Jesus”

TLH #457

The Closing Prayer

The Benediction

The Closing Hymn

“Abide, O Dearest Jesus”

TLH #53

The Acolyte Andrea Johnson  

+  Soli Deo Gloria  +

The LWML Pledge 

In fervent gratitude for the Savior’s dying love and His blood-bought gift of redemption, we dedicate ourselves to Him with all that we are and have; and in obedience to His call for workers in the harvest field, we pledge Him our willing service wherever and whenever He hath need of us.  We consecrate to our Savior our hands to work for Him, our feet to go on His errands, our voice to sing His praises, our lips to proclaim His redeeming love, our silver and gold to extend His kingdom, our will to do His will, and every power of our life to the great task of bringing the lost and the erring into eternal fellowship with Him.  Amen.


We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Dan Bushee, Marvene Buuck, Robert Hartmann, Tori Johnson, Shayla Lee, Sylvia Scheumann, Jenny Spangler, Mary Gallmeyer, Dana Myers, Mike Heckman, Ashley Hunkins, and Carley Manley.  We also remember in our prayers Dean Wass, our 6th grade teacher at Wyneken, Bonnie Buuck, one of our Sunday School teachers, and Randy Hockemeyer who teaches at Lakeside Middle 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 Gregg Schultz who has returned home following surgery and Bryan Miller who continues his treatments in Indianapolis.

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

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:  As a Christian, we must come to the point that God’s approval is more important to us than the world’s riches.  Consider this verse:  “Jesus said to His disciples, ‘If anyone wishes to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.’” – Matthew 16:24

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.

The 7th and 8th grade Sunday School class is again collecting used eyeglasses and sunglasses (prescription or non-prescription glasses can be used).  Broken glasses are also accepted.  There is a box in the entranceway for you to place your glasses.  Thanks for the support of this project.

The 7th and 8th graders invite you to their Sunday School class this morning that meets in the Parish Hall basement.  Amber Heimann, a recent graduate of Purdue, will have a presentation on her three separate mission trips to Haiti.  Come, listen, and ask questions.  The class will also have guest speakers on the 24th of October.  Mark your calendars and be there to hear about a mission trip to Mexico.

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 tonight!

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!)

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!

The Lutheran Home Auxiliary invites you to their fall bazaar and Oktoberfest on Friday, October 15, and Saturday, October 16.  See the flier in today’s bulletin for more information.

Prayer Partner forms are included in this morning’s bulletin.  Following the worship service this morning, 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.

Dear Members of Friedheim,

     We just wanted to say thank you to the congregation for the prayers, cards, and visits following Heath’s birth and hospital stay.  A special thank you goes to Pastor Dahling for his many visits and prayers.  Heath is home and doing well.  Your Christian care and concern means a lot to our family. – Mark, Dian, Jared, and Heath Witte

St. John’s Flatrock wrestling team invites you to a chicken dinner on Sunday, October 17.  The High’s chicken will be $6.50 for one half chicken with a complete meal.  Serving will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The chicken will be available at both Flatrock and Soest, with drive thru at both locations.  Pre-sale tickets are available at the school.  They are trying to raise money to purchase a wrestling mat.

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 – 323; Sunday School - 61; Bible Class - 15


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Home Purpose:















Door Collection for Elletsville Mission Church/School - $295.75.

Wyneken News

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 order forms are included in this morning’s bulletin and our due back to school by Thursday, October 21.  Internet orders are due by noon on Saturday, October 23.  Pick-up date is Thursday, October 28, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  New items this month include chicken bites, apple French toast bake, thin crust pepperoni pizza, barbecued pork.  This is also “Pie Bonus Days.”  New this year—apple deep dish pie, apple cranberry deep dish pie, fruit medley deep dish pie, New York style cheesecake, no sugar added apple pie, and pumpkin praline cheesecake.  If you buy three or more pies, you will receive a $2 coupon for any roast in December.  Don’t forget to check all the specials in the brochure.  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.  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.  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.  Thanks to those who donated plants and shrubs.  There is now enough plants to get it started. 

Important Notice:  Wyneken will have a full day of school on Monday, October 4.  Students who ride North Adams busses will need to be picked up by 2:45 p.m. as North Adams will dismiss early that day.  Students who ride East Allen busses will not have transportation to school on Thursday, October 7.  Parents will need to bring their children to school that day.

Nurses from North Adams will be administering health screenings (vision, hearing, and scollosis) on Thursday, October 8.

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.

Wyneken families are invited to share in helping raise funds to build an Oncology Center and Community Fitness Trail at the new Adams Memorial Hospital.  A letter of explanation was sent home with the students.  If you wish to have your child participate, return the donation envelope provided by the Dreams to Reality Committee.  Tiles will be painted at school on October 20.

Our AR quiz list has exceeded the capacity of a floppy disk.  Mr. Drier has created a self-booting CD-ROM that has the complete quiz list, including our most recent additions.  One copy will be available per family.  If you are interested in one, please see Mr. Drier.

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.

Poinsettias are also being sold by the 8th grade class.  Order forms were included in the October newsletter.  You may place your completed order form in the boxes in either entranceway of the church or give it to any of the 8th graders (Anna, Mike, Chris, James, Andrea or Kevin).

Vendor tables (fewer than 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).

Sporting News

The varsity soccer team begins tournament play this week.  No information was available as to date, time, and opponent when the bulletin was printed.  The varsity team finished with a regular season record of 7-2-1 and will be seeded third in the upcoming tourney.  Good luck, guys!  Ask a player for information.  The JV finished their season last week.  Special thanks goes to Rich Skaggs and Eric Koenemann who coached our JV team.  They will finish their season with a parent-son game at Wyneken on Friday, October 9, at 4:15 p.m. with a pizza party to follow. 

The varsity volleyball team will play Bellmont Middle School at Wyneken on Monday, October 4, with the B team game beginning at 4 p.m. and the varsity game at 5:15 p.m.   The A team will also play Concordia on Wednesday, October 6, at 4:15 p.m. at Wyneken.  On Saturday, October 9, the A team plays Flatrock at 10 a.m. and St. Paul at 11 a.m.  The B team plays Concordia at 2 p.m.  The Saturday games are played at Concordia High School.

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. 



9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion


10:15 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Classes


6:30 p.m.

Coed Volleyball @ Wyneken


7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class


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 p.m.

Council Meeting


8:20 a.m.

Chapel @ Wyneken


All Day

Tabea Society


7:00 p.m.



9:00 a.m.

LWML Bible Class @ Adele Blomenberg’s


5:00 p.m.

Set up for craft show @ Ossian


9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Norwell Dollars for Scholars Craft Show


October 10

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service


10:00 a.m.

Sunday School


10:00 a.m.

Quarterly Voters’ Meeting


5:00 p.m.

LYF Gym Night @ Wyneken

October 12

7:30 p.m.

LWML Quarterly Meeting/Election

October 14

8:00 a.m.

Thrivent Meeting @ Re/Max in Decatur

October 15

6:00 p.m.

Set up for Whispering Meadows Show

October 15-16


Lutheran Home Auxiliary Fall Bazaar & Oktoberfest

October 16

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Whispering Meadows Craft Show

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