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 communing, please take a moment to complete a communion card.  Cards can be found in the entranceway of the church and can be placed in the offering plate or given to one of the Deacons.  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 20
October 17, 2004

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Service

TLH Page 46


TLH #522, vv. 1-4; #394; #393; #395; #396, #522, vv. 5-7 ©

Theme for the Day

The Faith of a Christian

Habakkuk 1:2-3; 3:2-4

Faith waits for God to vindicate

2 Timothy 1:3-14

The sincere faith of the faithful

Luke 17:1-10

Minimal faith produces maximum results


“Lord, Increase Our Faith” – Luke 17:1-10

1.      Increase my faith when called upon to forgive

2.      Increase my faith when I’m called to render service to my neighbor        

The Acolyte

Anna Buuck

+ Soli Deo Gloria +

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Corbin Bultemeier, Hollie Hormann, Ludella Conrad, Cheryl Kiefer, Kimberly Fuhrmann, Christine Bultemeier, Katrina Robinson, Matt Buuck, Gerhard Kiefer, and Roz Schamerloh.  We also remember in our prayers Mary Nichols, our 4th grade teacher at Wyneken, Tami Schultz, one of our Sunday School teachers, and Linda Keuneke who teaches at Bishop Luers.  May our loving Savior direct, bless, and guide their lives.

We rejoice with Brian and Amy (Kalthoff) Walker on the birth of their daughter, Ashlyn Shea, born on Wednesday, October 13, at Parkview Hospital.  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 Heath Witte who underwent surgery last Monday and was scheduled to return home this past weekend and Bryan Miller.

We remember in our prayers the family and friends of Kenneth DeBolt, father of Dani Fuhrman who is the school secretary at Wyneken.  He was called to his heavenly home last Sunday and was given Christian burial on Tuesday.  We also remember the friends and family of Vern Scheumann, brother-in-law of Merilyn Stoppenhagen, who was called to his heavenly home and given Christian burial this past week.  May the God of all comfort be with those who mourn and remind them of that great day when they will be reunited with their loved ones in heaven. 

We welcome Jason Iwen, our newest fieldworker, his wife, Lauren, and son, Caleb.  May the Lord bless them in this assignment as well as Jason continues his studies for the ministry.

The altar flowers have been placed in church by the Marv Drier family to the glory of God and with thanksgiving for the many blessings He has given to them.

The Merilyn Stoppenhagen family has placed flowers in church in loving memory of their brother-in-law and uncle, Vern Scheumann. 

We thank Cindy Houser for sharing her gift of music with us this morning as she is filling in for Sandy Blomenberg.  May the Lord’s blessings be upon her.

Included in this morning’s bulletin is our weekly study guide, “Time in the Word.”   This week’s theme is “The Impartial 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.  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:  It is very difficult to experience God’s blessings when we aren’t being obedient.  Our guilt or justifications gets in the way of being “open” to God.  He wants our lives to reflect His presence, not just by our church attendance, but by our lifestyle. Consider this verse:  “Prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves.””  – James 1:22

You are invited to come to the LWML/LLL Fall Rally to be held this afternoon beginning at 3 p.m. at Zion, Decatur.  Rev. David Dubbelde, District Missions Secretary, will be the guest speaker.  After a short business meeting, a light supper will be served.  Come, and be a part of this event.

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 high school indoor volleyball league will try again to come up with teams and play games this winter.  Watch the bulletin and/or newsletter for more information as January gets closer.  However, 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.

The LYF invites the children of the congregation to their annual Halloween party.  The party will be held on Thursday, October 28, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall.  There will be games and activities for the Pre-K through 6th graders and a hayride for the 7th and 8th graders.  The youth will have a hayride and bonfire following the children’s party.  LYF members are reminded to bring at least two bags of candy on the 28th. 

The Morning Glories earned $319.25 and the Dollars for Scholars craft show on the 9th.  The group continues to get ready for their remaining shows on November 6 at South Adams, November 13 at Hessen Cassel, St. Jude’s (near Parkview Hospital) on November 27,, December 4 at Wyneken, and at Ossian Health Care (the date has not yet been set).  Because of other commitments, help will definitely be needed on November 6 & December 4.  Please contact Marlene Conrad if you can help on those dates.  If you want to help at any of the other shows, contact Marlene. 

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 “Friends of Wyneken,” with sponsorship by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, invite you to a benefit hog roast 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.  Carryouts 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 today.  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.  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 today from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
His proud and loving family,
Shirley, Alicia, & Paul Drier

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 233; Sunday School - 62; Monday Evening Bible Class - 6; Early-Bird Bible Class - 11 


Last Week’s

Weekly Budget

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Wyneken News

The main entrance to school will be closed again this coming week due to construction.  Please continue to follow the arrival/dismissal procedures sent home with the students last week.

Smokey Bones, located at Jefferson Pointe, is the newest vendor to add to our SCRIP list.  Certificates can be bought in $25 denominations with a 9% return to the school.  Another check was given to PTL ($600).  Thanks for your continued support of this program that supports so many projects at our school.  SCRIP will be available on Wednesday and Fridays after school in the front lobby and all day on Fridays in the school office.  You may also see Kim Weiland after this morning’s worship service and purchase SCRIP from her.  You can also E-mail Kim at kimw@sgiinc.com and place your order.  If you use the school’s address (scrip@wyneken.org), Kim can’t respond to your E-mail.

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).

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 22 is the end of the first quarter.  Report cards will be issued to the students on Wednesday, October 27. Parent-teacher conferences will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, October 27-28.

Students who ride North Adams busses will need to find a way home from school on Wednesday, October 27, and to and from school on Friday, October 29.  Students who ride East Allen busses will need to find transportation home on Thursday and Friday, October 28 and 29.  School will dismiss at 12:25 p.m. due to parent-teacher conferences on Thursday and Friday.

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.

Upper Grade Band:  Looking ahead, on Monday (October 25) and Wednesday (October 27) will meet.  Don’t forget the parade on the 25th!  Chimes will meet on Friday morning, October 29.

Next Sunday, October 24, 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 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on the 24th!  Hope to see you there!

It’s time to order your poinsettias!  There are order forms in today’s bulletin.  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 Buuck, Mike Buuck, Chris Gorman, James Gorman, Andrea Johnson, or Kevin Schultz).

There are very few vendor tables left for this year’s Wyneken craft show.  In fact, we expanded the show by opening one more classroom for booths and that room is starting to fill.  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

Second round games for the volleyball tournament 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 JV volleyball teams finish their season this week.  The 5th & 6th graders play St. John’s Flatrock at Flatrock on Monday, October 18, with the 5th grade game beginning at 4:15 p.m. followed by the 6th graders at 5:30 p.m.  On Tuesday, October 19, the 5th graders face St. John’s Kendallville at Holy Cross at 5:30 p.m. and then play Holy Cross at 6:45 p.m. at Holy Cross.

Parents of basketball players will have meetings this week.   The 5th & 6th grade boys’ parents will meet on Monday, October 18, at 6 p.m. with the 7th & 8th grade boys’ parents meeting to follow at 6:30 p.m.  The 5th & 6th grade girls’ parents will meet on Thursday, October 21, at 6 p.m., followed by the 7th & 8th grade parents at 6:30 p.m.  All meetings will be held in the library.



9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion


10:15 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class


1:00 p.m.

Open House @ Drier’s


3:00 p.m.

LWML/LLL Fall Rally


7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class


6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class


9:00 a.m.

Morning Glories


8:20 a.m.

Chapel @ Wyneken


All Day

Tabea Extra Quilting


7:00 p.m.



9:00 a.m.

LWML Bible Class @ Dorothy Heckman’s


4:30 p.m.

Friends of Wyneken hog roast


October 24

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service (Mission Sunday)


10:00 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class


3:00 p.m.

Carnival @ Wyneken

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