Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

We welcome you to Friedheim.  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 17
September 11, 2005

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Service

Page 5

The Hymns

TLH #377, vv. 1-4; vv. 5-8; vv. 9-10

Theme for the Day

The Forgiven Forgive

Genesis 50:15-21

The forgiven show mercy

Romans 14:5-9

The forgiven are the Lord’s for Jesus’ sake

Matthew 18:21-35

The forgiven are forgiven of their many sins


“Our Goal – Forgiveness” – Matthew 18:21-35

  1. Our forgiveness is empowered by the Father’s forgiveness.

  2. Our forgiveness is an imitating of God’s forgiveness.

The Acolyte

Jenna Timm

+ Soli Deo Gloria +

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Bethany Evans, Denny Werling, Andrew Blomenberg, Beth McCloskey, Megan Schamerloh, Mike Werling, Brett Hormann, Erin Lengerich, and Marvin Stoppenhagen (who celebrates his 90th birthday).  We remember all those involved in education, especially Cindy Roy, our Wyneken Resource teacher, our Sunday School staff as we begin classes today, and Lisa Bills.  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 Dorothy Franke, Phil Franke’s mother, Lyndsey Arnold, and Bryan Miller.

The flowers on the altar are to the glory of God and in honor of Gary and Dorothy Heckman’s 60th wedding anniversary.  The flowers have been placed in church, with much love and admiration, from their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

We pray that the Lord will comfort the family and friends of Velma Buuck who was called to her heavenly home last Saturday, September 3, and was given Christian burial on the 8th; Virginia Moore, Larry Hitzfield’s sister who went to be with the Lord on Monday, September 5, Vernon Fuhrmann, Ken and Stan’s brother, who also went to be with his Savior on the 5th, and Lorine Busick, Elfurt Blomenberg’s sister, who went to her heavenly home, Thursday, September 8.  May the Savior be with those who mourn and remind them of that great day when they will be reunited with their loved ones in heaven.

We also remember in our prayers the people in the Gulf Coast who are dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.  May the Lord be their comfort and strength 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.”

Today 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 will be installed this morning.  We thank those who work with our young people in our Sunday School program.  God’s blessings to each of you.

Included in this morning’s bulletin is our weekly study guide, “Time in the Word.”  This week’s theme is “God’s Generosity of Goodness.”

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? 

Stewardship Committee’s Food for Thought:  As God’s faithful stewards, it is our responsibility to manage life and all of life’s resources for His purposes.  To that end, it is important we seek to balance our time and activities so God gets the first choice.

The LYF will be meeting after the worship service this morning.  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. 

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.  In addition, air conditioning the church has been discussed.  Your input on both these projects is needed.

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 today, 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.

As of the end of July, we have paid $20,000 of our Wyneken obligations from the Wyneken Contributions account, but how much money are we NOT getting?  The table below shows that only 25 of 343 eligible Thrivent members at Friedheim have contributed and submitted matching forms.  Another 36 members have contributed, but have not submitted matching forms to date.



Maximum Match

Total Amount





Eligible Members








Still Available




The Seminary’s Sunday Brunch is today 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 their new Family Life Center today.  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 ITSTEP event on Saturday, September 17, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Park Edelweiss on Elmhurst Drive in Ft. 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.

The Hoagland Fall Music Festival will be held at the Hoagland Pavilion this weekend, September 16-18.  BBQ chicken will be available on Saturday from 3p.m. to 10 p.m. and again on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.  Drive through service is available on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Other German and American foods will be available.  Admission to the Fall Music Festival is not required to enter the food pavilion.

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 216 with 140 receiving Holy Communion; Early-bird Bible Class - 8


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Wyneken News

When filling up your gas tank, you may want to use some SCRIP.  Citgo, Exxon, Marathon, Shell, Speedway, and B/P are all available.  L.S. Ayres is again available.  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.

A retirement dinner for Mrs. Mary Nichols will be held today 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. 

Chapel offerings for September will be given to the Hurricane Relief Fund through the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.  Please keep these families in your prayers, as your donations will be used to help those who have been so completely devastated by this storm.

ISTEP testing (grades 3-8) and the school abilities testing (grades 3, 6, 8) will take place September 19-30.  Please do not schedule appointments, especially morning ones, during this time.  Remind the children to do their best and to get plenty of rest and have a good breakfast to begin their day.  Thanks for your cooperation.

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). 

Market Day order forms are to be returned to Wyneken by Thursday, September 22, with Internet orders due by noon on Saturday, September 24.  Pickup date is Thursday, September 29, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  You can receive a free Campbell’s bowl with the purchase of any two soup or specified casserole dishes this month.  Specials include string cheese ($7.89), ground beef ($9.86), potato pancakes ($6.99), St. Louis style ribs ($10.59), herb & garlic chicNSteakes (8.95), popcorn chicken ($7.69) tortilla crusted tilapia ($13.99) garlic bread slices ($4.99) and peas ($7.39).  There are many more specials and new items on this month’s brochure.  Take a look and place your order.  If you have any questions, you can contact Sharon Franke (623-3992).

Christmas card sales catalogs were to have gone home with the oldest child in each family last week.  Please take some time to look over the items being offered (cards, gift wrap, assorted candies, and other gift and novelty items) and place your order with a Wyneken student.

The “Kitchen Scoop” – If anyone has an over-abundance of veggies or fruits in your gardens, please call one of the cooks at Wyneken (639-6177).  Thank you!

The 8th graders are selling tickets for the port-a-pit meal on Sunday, September 25.  Contact any Wyneken 8th grader, including those from Friedheim—Caleb Buuck, Jarvis Cale, Elliot Conrad, Paul Drier, Allyssa Johnson, Elizabeth Kiefer, Shawn Kiess, Clayton Stoppenhagen, or Jenna Timm.

Sporting News

The varsity volleyball squad (A team) will play St. John’s at 4:15 p.m. at Wyneken on Wednesday, September 14.  The A team will face Zion, Decatur, at noon on Saturday, September 17, and at 1 p.m. will have a match with Woodburn at Concordia High School.  The B team will also play Concordia at Concordia High School on Saturday, September 17, at 2 p.m. 

The JV volleyball team (6th grade) will face Woodburn at Wyneken on Monday, September 12, at 4:15 p.m., ST. Peter-Immanuel at SPI on Tuesday, September 13, at 4:30 p.m. and on Thursday, September 15; they face Flatrock at 5:30 p.m. at Wyneken.  The 5th graders face Zion, Decatur, at 4:15 p.m. on Thursday, September 15, at WynekenThe JV team will also be involved with a tournament at St. Peter-Immanuel this Saturday, September 17.  Check with a player for game times and opponents.  Good luck in the tourney, girls! 

The varsity soccer team will play Unity on Wednesday, September 14, and on Friday, September 16, they play St. Peter, Goeglein.  Both games are at Wyneken and begin at 4:15 p.m.  

The JV soccer squad plays St. Paul at Wyneken at 4:15 p.m. on Monday, September 12.

Wyneken families have faithfully supported the athletic program.  How can you help?  By offering to work at the games at matches (line judges, scoreboard, clock, concessions) or by donating drinks (bottled pop, bottled water, Gatorade/All Sport drinks).  Only drinks in plastic bottles are wanted (no cans or glass bottles, please).  Your donations can be left in the school office marked for “Athletics.”  Thanks in advance for your help!!



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)


7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class


7:00 p.m.

PTL Meeting @ Wyneken


6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class


9:00 a.m.

Morning Glories


8:20 a.m.

Chapel @ Wyneken


7:00 p.m.



9:00 a.m.

LWML Bible Class @ Dorothy Heckman’s


3:00 p.m.

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


September 18

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion



Baptism of Abrielle Maxine Hudson


10:15 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class

September 19

7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

September 20

6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class


9:00 a.m.

Morning Glories

September 21

8:20 a.m.

Chapel at Wyneken


All Day

Tabea Society


7:00 p.m.


September 22

9:00 a.m.

LWML Bible Class

September 23


Items for October newsletter due in office

September 24


Erxleben/Hartman Wedding

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