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 19
October 10, 2004

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Worship Page 5
The Choir “Come Just as You Are”
Hymns TLH #39; #386; #52 ©
The Readings Concerned Christians
Amos 6:1-6 Concern for the welfare of the nation
1 Timothy 6:11-16 Concern for spiritual values
Luke 16:19-31 Concern for the deprived

The Sermon

“Lazarus, The Rich Man, & The True Treasure” - Luke 16:19-31
      The rich man had the wrong treasure.
       Lazarus suffered and was forgotten by men, but had the right treasurer.
We share in Lazarus’ treasure in heaven.
The Acolyte Kevin Schultz

+ Soli Deo Gloria +

We thank Kevin DeHope, one of our seminarians, for delivering this morning’s sermon.  We pray the Lord’s blessings upon him as he continues to study for the ministry.

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—JoEllen Eidam, Joyce Heckman, Lucile Stoppenhagen, Julie Adkison, Tonya Bobay, Robert Buuck, Jon Kaehr, Rhonda Linnemeier, Cindy Berning, Mark Buuck, Linda Keuneke, Jason Werling, Kristie Werling, Irene Bultemeier, Richard Hileman, and Emma Lichtle.  We also remember in our prayers Rich Schwantz, our 5th grade teacher at Wyneken, Lisa Lee, one of our Sunday School teachers, and Gretchen Hudson, a public school teacher.  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 Heath Witte who underwent surgery last Monday and is in the pediatrics intensive care unit at Lutheran Hospital, Gregg Schultz who continues to recover at home and Bryan Miller who continues his treatments in Indianapolis.

The altar flowers are to the glory of God and in honor of Loren and Karen Gallmeyer who will celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary tomorrow, October 11.   The flowers have been placed in church by their children and grandchildren with much love and admiration.  May the Lord continue to bless this couple.

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

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.  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:  Being obedient means being willing to do what God’s Word says, regardless of the cost.  Consider this verse:  “Everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or farms for My name’s sake, shall receive many times as much, and shall inherit eternal life.”  – Matthew 19:29

Plan on staying for our Quarterly Voters’ Meeting to be held after the worship service this morning.  Listen to the reports given by our various boards and committees.

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 LYF will have a gym night at Wyneken tonight from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Mark your calendars!

The Sunday School classes will continue with their disability awareness activities.  Today, Traci Froehlich, will come and talk to the children about hearing impairments and using sign language.  The 5th through 8th grade classes will meet in the basement and will listen to her presentation until 10:40 a.m.  She will then speak to the younger students from 10:40 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. in the third & 4th grade classroom. 

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. At least one more adult is needed to help supervise this activity.  Contact Rich Schwantz at Wyneken if you would be willing to help or 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 on the 17th!

The Morning Glories will be going to another craft show this Saturday, October 16, 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 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 near Parkview Hospital.  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!

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.

The “Friends of Wyneken,” with sponsorship by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, are having a benefit hog roast on Friday, October 22, from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Hoagland Pavilion.  The menu includes pork, sauerkraut, German potato salad, dinner rolls, applesauce, dessert, and drinks.  A free will donation will be accepted.  Carry outs are also available.  Our congregation has been asked to donate twelve pies and five dozen cookies as well as provide at least five workers that night to work a one-hour shift to serve or to clean and wipe off tables.  If you would be willing to donate food or work, please contact one of our coordinators—Mike Heckman, Leesa Heckman, or Kris Blomenberg.

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.


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 – 263 with 176 receiving Holy Communion; Sunday School - 54; Bible Class - 21; Early-Bird Bible Class - 11


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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 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.

Planting the trees and shrubs in the Learning Garden will take place on Saturday, October 23, beginning at 8 a.m. and continuing until early afternoon.  Come and help all day, if your schedule allows, or for just a couple of hours.  A pizza luncheon will be provided.  Bring your shovels, wheelbarrows, gloves, and a willingness to work.  Hope to see you on the 23rd!     

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.

The Band Boosters would like to thank all those who attended last Friday evening’s fish and tenderloin fry as well as those who worked that night.  We served 590 people with profits of approximately $1,400.  The funds will be used to improve our band program.

Upper Grade Band:  There is a change to the band schedule this week.  We will meet on Monday (October 11) and Friday (October 15) morning of this week.  Looking ahead, on Monday (October 25) and Wednesday (October 27).  Don’t forget the parade on the 25th!  Chimes will meet on Wednesday morning, October 13.

Mark October 24 on your calendar, as that is the date for the carnival.  There are exciting new games and activities planned for this year with something for the older child too.  Adults, don’t forget to check out all the silent auction items.  Everyone can enjoy the good food.  The carnival will run from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the 24th!  Hope to see you there!

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.

Our students will again have the opportunity to participate in the St. Jude’s Math-A-Thon.  Parents, you must sign the permission form and return it to school by Wednesday, October 13.  The material will then be ordered and given to your children to complete. 

The last day to wear shorts is Friday, October 15.

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.

It’s time to order your poinsettias!  Order forms were included in the October newsletter as well as extra forms available in either entranceway.  Orders will be taken through October 31.  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).

There are very few vendor tables left in the classrooms for this year’s Wyneken craft show.  The show will be held on Saturday, December 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Booth spaces are $25.  If you would be interested in getting a table, please contact Janice Buuck (639-3005) or Shirley Buuck (547-4415) as soon as possible.

Sporting News

The varsity soccer team concluded their season this week with tournament play.  They lost a heartbreaker in a shoot out after a scoreless double overtime.  We are proud of you guys!  A special thanks goes to the coaches—Marv Drier and Pastor Tom Olson—for the giving of their time and talents to our athletes.  It was very much appreciated. 

The varsity volleyball team prepares for the opening round of the LSAA volleyball tournament at Concordia on Saturday, October 16.  Game times and opponents were not available when the bulletin was printed.  Second round games will be played on Wednesday, October 20, at Concordia with the finals being held at Wyneken on Saturday, October 23.  Watch for more information as the finals draw near.

The 5th grade volleyball team will face Holy Cross at Wyneken on Monday, October 11, at 4:15 p.m. followed by the 6th graders at 5:30 p.m.  On Tuesday, October 12, the teams travel to St. Peter Immanuel with the        5th graders playing at 4:15 p.m. and the 6th graders at 5:30 p.m.  On Thursday, October 14, the 5th graders face Emmaus at 4:15 p.m. at Wyneken. 

All basketball sports physicals are due by Friday, October 15. 

Parents of basketball players will have meetings the week of October 18.   Dates and times will be announced as soon as they are available.


TODAY 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
MONDAY 7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
TUESDAY 6:00 a.m. Early-bird Bible Class 
  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
7:30 p.m. LWML Quarterly Meeting
WEDNESDAY 8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  7:00 p.m. Choir
THURSDAY 8:00 a.m. Thrivent Meeting @ Re/Max
  9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class @ Ann Crosby’s
  7:00 p.m. Wyneken School Board
FRIDAY 6:00 p.m. Set up for craft show at Ft. Wayne
FRIDAY & SATURDAY   Lutheran Home Auxiliary Bazaar and Oktoberfest
SATURDAY 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Whispering Meadows Craft Show


October 17 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

10:15 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class

1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Open House for Marv Drier
3:00 p.m. LWML/LLL Fall Rally at Zion, Decatur
October 20 All Day  Tabea Extra Quilting
October 22 4:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. “Friends of Wyneken” hog roast    

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