Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

We welcome you to Friedheim this Labor Day weekend.  For those communing this morning, please take a moment to complete a communion registration card.  Cards can be found in either entranceway of the church.  You may give your card to one of the Deacons or put it in the offering plate.  If you are visiting us today, please sign one of the guest registries located at either entrance of the church.  Please worship with us again soon.

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Pentecost 16
September 4, 2005

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Service

Page 46

The Hymns

TLH #373, vv. 1-2; vv. 3-5; #307; #391; #533; #373, vv. 6-7

Theme for the Day

Christian Obligation to Sinners

Ezekiel 33:7-9

The obligation to warn sinners

Romans 13:1-10

The obligation to exhort sinners

Matthew 18:15-20

The obligation to reconcile sinners


Rev. Art Klausmeier – Guest Preacher

The Acolyte

Clayton Stoppenhagen

+ Soli Deo Gloria +

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Aaron D. Conrad, Elaine Derrow, Jim Heckman, Ethan Lichtle, Hank Dahling, Mendi Kaehr, Heath Matthew Witte (his first!!), Mike Linnemeier, Christian Robinson, Kyle Brodbeck, and Rachelle Buuck.  We remember all those involved in education, especially our Wyneken principal, Lowell Timm, and Toney Bergman who teaches at Bellmont High School.  May our loving Savior direct, bless, and guide their lives.

We thank Rev. Art Klausmeier for filling in for Pastor Dahling this morning.  From 1982-1998 Rev. Klausmeier was the pastor at Emmanuel Lutheran in Ft. Wayne.  Since October, 1998 he has been a grant advisor for the Lutheran Foundation.  He and his wife, Susan, are parents of four children.  Pastor Dahling is returning from Colorado after officiating at the wedding of Brian Wass and Nicole Gonzales on September 3.

May the Great Physician grant health and strength to all who are in need.   We remember in our prayers Velma Buuck, Virginia Moore, Larry Hitzfield’s sister, Dorothy Franke, Phil Franke’s mother, who underwent surgery last week, Lyndsey Arnold, and Bryan Miller.

We remember in our prayers George and Barb Geyer who will celebrate their 52nd anniversary on Monday, September 5, Rich and Eldora Scheumann, who celebrate their 59th anniversary on Wednesday, September 7, and Gary and Dorothy Heckman, who will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Friday, September 9.  May our heavenly Father continue to bless these couples and remain the heart of their home.

We also remember in our prayers the people in the southern United States who are dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.  May the Lord be their comfort during the difficult and trying times ahead.

LCMS World Relief and Human Care is taking initial action to respond to emergency needs following the impact of Hurricane Katrina on Monday, August 29.  Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast on Monday with 100-to 145-mile per hour winds and sheets of rain.  How can you help?  First and foremost, pray for everyone affected by this devastating catastrophe.  Secondly, monetary donations are being accepted.  You can send your donation to LCMS World Relief and Human Care, P.O. Box 66861, St. Louis, MO  63166-9810.  Please make your check payable to LCMS World Relief and Human Care and mark the memo line “2005 Hurricanes.”

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

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.  

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 “Christian Nice Guy Syndrome” with guest Paul Coughlin, author of “No More Christian Nice Guy.”

Stewardship Committee’s Food for Thought:  How many of us joined this church to serve?  How many of us joined a church based on what it had to offer us?  How many of us are following Jesus’ example of serving wherever we find opportunity?  Jesus didn’t hide in a back pew.  He was out touching and teaching people.  He taught with His words AND with His actions.  Maybe instead of wondering what a church has to offer you, you can ask yourself what you can give your church.

Council Members:  The minutes from the August 2 Council Meeting are in your slots in the entranceway of the church.  You may pick them up as you leave the church service this morning.  The next meeting will be on Tuesday, September 6, at 8 p.m.

A special thank you goes to Tom & Becky DeKoninck.  They let the youth use their equipment and had everything set up for the elephant ear sales at Poe Days.  The youth sold 130 of them!  Tom & Becky, we appreciate your support!!

The LYF would also like to thank all those who gave so generously at last week’s ice cream sundae bar.  They were able to send $200 to both Bryan Miller and Lindsey Arnold to help with their expenses.  THANK YOU!! 

The LYF will be meeting after the worship service next Sunday, the 11th.  A date for paintballing needs to be set (probably a Sunday afternoon in September).  We also need to discuss dates for our aluminum can/newspaper drive and other future activities. 

Want to check out the events at last Sunday’s picnic?  Pictures of the day can be found on our website (www.zionfriedheim.org).

The Planning Committee has a sample of a pew cushion that will be in church for the next several weeks.  Members are encouraged to use it and then give their opinions to a member of the Planning Committee (Dale Heckman, Tom Blomenberg, or Ron Buuck).  Remember that this is just a sample; the color and design may change if we go with this company and this product.

Next Sunday, September 11, is Rally Day.  In the adult Bible class that meets in the church basement, we will study the Patriarchs and the beginning of a people.  The first lesson will be “The Offering of Isaac.”  In his song Alan Jackson asks the question, “Where were you when the world stopped turning that September day?” September 11 marks the 4th anniversary of what has now become a war on terror. September 11, 2001 is a day, which has changed our world and redefined such expressions as sacrifice, heroics, and bravery. In our study for next Sunday the Lord asks Abraham to do the impossible, to sacrifice his only son Isaac. As we begin our study of some of the great events of the early Old Testament, its lesson seems both fitting and appropriate.

The Sunday School classes will meet in the Parish Hall.  The staff is pretty well set, although individuals who would be willing to teach on a part-time or substitute basis are always needed.  Please contact Shirley Drier (547-4419), Kim Weiland (639-3804), or Pastor Dahling if you wish to serve in this manner.  We thank those who work with our young people in our Sunday School program.  God’s blessings to each of you.

Parents, as your child leaves for college, please remember to let the church office know both their on or off campus address, phone number, and E-mail address.  (Even if the address is the same as last year, please let us know that also.)  Thanks for your help.

The congregation is invited to an open house in honor of Gary & Dorothy Heckman’s 60th wedding anniversary.  They will celebrate this happy occasion next Sunday, September 11, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Preble Fireman’s Pavilion on US 224. 

Jim & Ann Crosby will celebrate 50 years of marriage with an open house on Saturday, September 17, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Friedheim’s Parish Hall.  The congregation is invited to be a part of this special day in their lives.

St. John’s Bingen is having a drive-thru only fish and tenderloin dinner on Friday, September 9, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.  The Country Chef is preparing the meal at a cost of $6.50.

The Seminary’s Sunday Brunch will be held on Sunday, September 11, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Katherine Luther Dining Hall.  (Cost of the brunch was not included in the announcement.)

Both Concordia’s JROTC program and the band will have booths at the Johnny Appleseed Festival of September 17 and 18.  Stop by and support these organizations by purchasing items at their booths!

Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 9909 Wayne Trace, will celebrate the dedication of th eir new Family Life Center on Sunday, September 11.  All are invited to their 9:30 worship service with the Rev. Dan May as guest preacher.  An open house will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. and will feature a free ice cream social, building tours, and entertainment for children and adults.

The Friends of Wyneken (FOW) are holding a Wine and Cheese Tasting event on Saturday, September 17, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Park Edelweiss on Elmhurst Drive in F t. Wayne.  Many local merchants have donated items for the silent auction to be held at this event.  Proceeds will be used to winterize the Wyneken house and go towards purchasing a permanent site.  Tickets can be purchased for $25 each from any FOW member of by calling John Kalb at 1-800-777-5413.  If you cannot attend but would like to make a donation, you may send your check to the Indiana German Heritage Society, 401 East Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN  46204.  Make sure you note on the memo line of the check:  FOW Wine and Cheese Event.

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 280; Monday Evening Bible Class – 8; Early-bird Bible Class - 14


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Wyneken News

Are you purchasing SCRIP?  By supporting this program, you are helping the PTL provide many needed items for our school.  If you have questions about SCRIP, you can talk to any of the SCRIP representatives.  See Kim Weiland, Friedheim’s SCRIP rep, following the worship service this morning to purchase your SCRIP or to have your questions answered.  SCRIP is also available in the school office all day on Friday’s or in the lobby after school on Friday’s.  You can also E-mail Kim at kimw@sgiinc.com and place your order.

Mark September 11 on your calendar.  A retirement dinner for Mrs. Mary Nichols will be held at Wyneken from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on that day.   The catered meal will be served at 11 a.m. with a presentation to Mary scheduled for noon.  It is hoped that many can attend to thank her for her service to our children. 

Wyneken will continue to collect Campbell soup labels, Big G box tops, pop tabs as they have in the past.  New items to save for the school this year include Scott’s ABC’s for Education receipts, Sunbeam Bread School Spirit (worth 5 cents each), and Tyson Chicken products labels (worth 24 cents each).  Again, you may send these items to school with any Wyneken student.  Thanks for your help!

The annual open house will be held on Tuesday, September 6, at 7 p.m.  You can visit with your child’s teacher, ask questions, and visit the Book Fair.  The Book Fair will be open the rest of the week if you can’t make it on the 6th.

Parents of students who ride East Allen County busses—East Allen has an early dismissal on Thursday, September 8.  Please make arrangements to get your child home from Wyneken that day, as Wyneken will be going to school for the entire day.

The first PTL meeting of the school year will be Monday, September 12, at 7 p.m. at Wyneken.  Come to the meeting and give your ideas for the school year.  Our 8th graders will provide childcare for a small fee ($1 per child). 

Sporting News

The varsity volleyball squad (B team) will play Emmanuel-St. Michael (ESM) on Wednesday, September 7, at 4:15 p.m. at ESM.  The B team will also play Central at Concordia High School on Saturday, September 10.  The A team will face Unity at 9 a.m. on Saturday, September 10, and at 10 a.m. with a match against Bethlehem.  Both games are at Concordia High School.

The JV teams also begin play this week with a match at Central.  The 5th graders play at 4:15 p.m. with the 6th graders to play at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 8.

The varsity soccer team will play Concordia at Kreager Park on Wednesday, September 7, at 4:15 p.m. and on Friday, September 9, they play Emmaus at 4:15 p.m. at Foster Park West. 

The JV squad plays Concordia at Concordia on Thursday, September 8, at 4:00 p.m.



9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion


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 at Wyneken


All Day

Tabea Society


7:00 p.m.



8:00 a.m.

Thrivent Meeting @ Re/Max


9:00 a.m.

LWML Bible Class @ Doris Conrad’s


7:00 p.m.

Wyneken School Board


September 11

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service (Rally Day)


10:15 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class


10:15 a.m.

LYF Meeting


11:00 a.m.

Retirement Dinner for Mary Nichols @ Wyneken


2:00 p.m.

Open House for Gary & Dorothy Heckman (Preble Fireman’s Park)

September 12

7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

September 13

6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class


9:00 a.m.

Morning Glories

September 14

8:20 a.m.

Chapel @ Wyneken


7:00 p.m.


September 15

9:00 a.m.

LWML Bible Class

September 17

3:00 p.m.

Open House for Jim & Ann Crosby (Friedheim’s Parish Hall)

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