Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

We welcome you as you worship with us this fall morning.  We pray the Lord’s richest blessings be upon you.  If you are a visitor, we ask that you take a moment to sign our guest registry book.  There is a book in either entranceway of the church.  We hope you will worship with us again soon.


October 31, 2004

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Dr. Martin Luther wrote the following order of service in 1528.  The Latin was replaced with the language of the people, and hymns are used to replace some of the spoken parts of the service; thus enabling the congregation to participate in the service.  The reading of the Gospel lesson in front of the people represents the Gospel going out to the end of the earth.

The Entrance Hymn (please stand)

“A Mighty Fortress is Our God”

TLH #262

The Invocation

P:         In the Name of the Father, (+) and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

The Introit of the Day

The Gloria (to be sung)

“All Glory Be to God on High”

TLH #237

All glory be to God on high
Who hath our race befriended!
To us no harm shall now come nigh,
The strife at last is ended.
God showeth His good will to men,
And peace shall reign on earth again;
Oh, thank Him for His goodness!

The Collect of the Day

The Choir

Psalm 46

The Readings                        The Freedom of the Christian

Jeremiah 31:31-34                 Freedom in the new covenant
Romans 3:19-28                    Freedom in faith
John 8:31-36                         Freedom in the truth of Christ

The Creed (to be sung)

“We All Believe in One True God”

TLH #252


The Sermon Hymn

“Lord, Keep Us Steadfast in Thy Word”

TLH #261

The Sermon               “What Christ Has Made Possible” - Romans 3:19-28

  1. Remember what we once were
  2. Remember what Christ did for you
  3. What you are now
  4. What we will have in the future

The Offerings are Gathered

The Prayers of the People of God at Friedheim

The Words of Institution

The Distribution

The Distribution Hymns

“Dear Christians, One and All, Rejoice”

TLH #387

“Just as I Am, without One Plea”

TLH #388

The Closing Prayer

The Benediction

The Closing Hymn

“O God, Our Lord, Thy Holy Word”

TLH #266


The Acolyte

Chris Gorman

+  Soli Deo Gloria +

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Gregg Schultz, Sara Blomenberg, Olga Reifsteck, Dorothy Werling, Emily Bergman, Gregg Buuck, Elliot Gehres, Lester Werling, and Janice K. Buuck.  We also remember in our prayers Heidi Werling, our 2nd grade teacher at Wyneken, Lin Gorman, one of our Sunday School teachers, and Monica Stoppenhagen who teaches at Heritage Jr. High.  May our loving Savior direct, bless, and guide their lives.

We remember in our prayers the friends and family of Wilbert Bradtmueller, Jeff and Kurt’s dad, who was called to his heavenly home this past Wednesday and will be given Christian burial at Bingen this afternoon.  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.

May the Great Physician grant health and strength to all who are in need.   We remember in our prayers Ed Werling who is a patient at Adams Memorial Hospital and Bryan Miller.

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

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:  When we are truly ready to be obedient to God’s Word, regardless of the cost, then and only then will the full measure of God’s peace and power be experienced.  Consider this verse:  As obedient children, do not be conformed to the former lusts which were yours in your ignorance, but like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior.” – I Peter 1:14-15

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?

Set up for the South Adams craft show is this Friday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  The show hours on Saturday, November 6, are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  If you would like to help with this show, please contact Marlene Conrad. 

Council Members:  The minutes of the October 5 Council Meeting are in your slots in the entranceway of the church.  The next Council Meeting is Tuesday, November 2, at 8 p.m.  The Nominating Committee will meet following the Council meeting. 

It is time to ready the ballot for church council for 2005.  If you would like to be considered for a position, please contact Pastor Dahling or Dennis Werling before November 2.

Today there will be a circuit-wide Reformation celebration at Bingen.  The program beings at 6:30 p.m. with a lecture by Dr. K. Marie Stolba, “Heinrich Schulz—Composer of the Church.”  At 7 p.m., Dr. Daniel Reuning will give a demonstration of instruments strung and played in the Baroque style entitled “Bach the Preacher in Cantata BWV 105.”  The vespers service will begin at 7:30 p.m.  Special guests include the Bach Collequim, Pastor George Lange, and Michael Hollman, guest organist.  Come and listen. 

Altar Guild will meet next Tuesday, November 9, at 7:30 p.m.  All ladies of the congregation are welcome to come.

Voting for our local Thrivent Financial for Lutheran officers (Adams County chapter) will take place on Sunday, November 14.  The congregation is invited to a free brunch that day, catered by Manley Meats.  The menu includes egg/hash brown casserole, cinnamon rolls, orange juice, and coffee.  Come to the Parish Hall basement following the worship service on the 14th and enjoy a delicious meal and take the opportunity for Christian fellowship.

Our congregation’s men’s basketball team will begin their season on Monday, November 8, at 6 p.m. at Monmouth Elementary School.  Additional players are welcome.  Please contact Steve Conrad for more information.

Youth ushers for November are Jon Buuck and Jacob Lee.

Next week’s bulletin will be printed on Thursday.  If you have any announcements, please have them to the church office by 8 a.m. on the 4th.

Did your child attend the LYF’s Halloween party last Thursday night and paint a pumpkin?  If so, don’t forget to take home that pumpkin today.  You may pick it up in the basement of the Parish Hall.  THANKS!

LYF Members:  No activities are scheduled for November--there is no gym night next Sunday.

Serving on Altar Guild for November are Cheryl Bultemeyer and Janice Buuck.

I would like to thank everyone who helped make my recent celebration so special.  Your thoughts, words, and sharing were all very touching and quite humbling for me.  The Lord has truly blessed me and my family to put us amid such warm, loving Christian people.  God bless you all.  – Mr. Drier

St. Paul Lutheran Church (Preble) Ladies Aid is having their annual Christmas Bazaar and Luncheon on Saturday, November 20, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The free will luncheon will offer a variety of soups and sandwiches, pies, desserts, and drinks.  The Bazaar will include homemade noodles, baked goods, craft items, and the church’s new cookbook.

The November meeting of the Concordia Seminary Guild will be held on Tuesday, November 9, at 1 p.m. in Luther Hall at the seminary.  Our guest presenters will be Paul and Jeanne Touloute of Les Cayes, Haiti who will tell us about the Lutheran Church of Haiti, and the Seminary’s connection with it.  A business meeting, a report of Seminary activities, and refreshments, will follow the speakers.

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 256; Sunday school - 51; Bible Class – 20; Monday Evening Bible Class - 4; Early-Bird Bible Class - 10


Last Week’s

Weekly Budget

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Wyneken News

SCRIP gave PTL an additional $800.  Thanks to all our supporters for making this possible.  SCRIP is 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 included in this morning’s bulleting.  Order forms need to be returned to Wyneken by Friday, November 19, with Internet orders due by noon on Tuesday, November 22, with pick up on Tuesday, November 30, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Items on special this month include Italian meatballs (3# for $7.99), breaded mozzarella sticks ($9.79), breaded chicken breast patties ($13.99), meat loaf slices ($6.99), sliced BBQ beef ($11.99), diced chicken tenderloins ($16.99), fish & chips ($10.89), apple cranberry deep dish pie ($8.00), chocolate chip cookie dough ($5.89), Szechwan shrimp stir fry ($7.49), Ocean Spray wild berry singles ($9.79), chocolate chip mini pancakes ($6.79), and cheddar broccoli bake ($6.79).  Don’t forget to check out the holiday selections.  Buy 1 roast and two items from this insert and receive a free caramel apple crisp.  If you have questions, please contact Sharon Franke (623-3992).

The 7th grade choir will sing at Bingen on Sunday, November 14, at the 10:30 a.m. service.  Please be at church by 10:10 a.m. on the 14th.

Children who ride East Allen busses will not have transportation to or from school on Thursday and Friday, November 11 & 12.  Parents, please make arrangements for your children on these two days.

There are 54 students participating in the St. Jude Math-a-thon.  Students have received their packets and are now collecting pledges.  All monies collected should be turned in on Monday, November 1.

A thank you goes to all those who helped with planting the trees and shrubs in the Learning Garden.  The planting of the perennials for the garden will not be done until next spring.  The committee will keep a list of people who have flowers to donate and will organize this in the spring.

The Fort Wayne Philharmonic is presenting a free one-hour long children’s concert this afternoon at 3 p.m. at the Embassy.  Included in the program will be “Peter and the Wolf” with the Fort Wayne Ballet.  What a great opportunity to experience a small taste of classical music.

Chapel offerings for November will be going to help four families have a better Christmas this year.   A list of needed items was included in the November newsletter. A copy of this list can also be found on the bulletin boards in either entranceway of the church.  Thanks for your help!

The Fall program, “Sing a Happy Autumn,” will be presented by the 3rd-5th grades on Tuesday, November 23, at 7 p.m.  There will be a bake sale during intermission that evening.  All are invited to attend.  (Parents are needed to help with scenery and props.  If you can help, please contact your child’s teacher.)

The 8th grade class would like to thank everyone who made last Sunday’s carnival such a success.  All had a good time!

Today’s the last day to order poinsettias (order forms included in this morning’s bulletin).  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 only three vendor tables left 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

Our 7th and 8th grade boys will be participating in the Indianapolis tournament this weekend.  A pep session will be held on Friday at 1:30 p.m. The 8th graders will play Emmaus at 6 p.m. with the 7th grade boys face Calvary at 8:30 p.m.  We pray for a safe journey for our coaches, parents, and fans as they head to Indy on Friday.

SPIRIT WEEK:  Monday is Dress Up Day; Tuesday, Twin Day; Wednesday, Western Day; Thursday, Backwards Day, and Friday, Red, White, & Blue Day. 

Training nights for running the scoreboard and keeping scorebook have been set.  Training dates are Tuesday, November 2, at 6 p.m., Thursday, November 4, at 6 p.m., Tuesday, November 9, at 4:30 p.m., and Wednesday, November 10, at 3 p.m. and should last about one hour.  Your help is very much needed for these two tasks.  If you would be willing to volunteer your time, it would be very much appreciated.  So parents, grandparents, older siblings, cousins, aunts, uncles, friends, come to a training night and help out our young athletes.  Thanks!

Looking ahead:  The Bellmont High School boys basketball team, last year’s IHSAA state runner-ups, will play a scrimmage game at Wyneken on Saturday afternoon, November 20.  Concord High School will be their opponent at 1:30 p.m.  No admission will be charged.  Let’s have a huge crowd and support our local high school team!



9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion


10:15 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class


6:30 p.m.

Reformation activities @ Bingen


8:20 a.m.

Chapel @ 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 (Nominating Committee meeting to follow)


All Day

Tabea Society


7:00 p.m.



9:00 a.m.

LWML Bible Class at Doris Conrad’s



Set up for South Adams Craft Show



South Adams Craft Show


November 7

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion


10:15 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class

November 8

7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

November 9

6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class


9:00 a.m.

Morning Glories


7:30 p.m.

Altar Guild

November 11

8:00 a.m.

Thrivent Meeting @ Re/Max


9:00 a.m.

LWML Bible Class @ Adele Blomenberg’s


7:00 p.m.

School Board

November 12

5:00 p.m.

Set up for Hessen Cassel

November 13

8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Craft Show @ Hessen Cassel

The Lutheran Hymnal midi files copyright © 1998 Rev. Richard Jordan, used by permission