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 19
September 25, 2005

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Service

Page 5

The Hymns

TLH #409; #276; #442
Theme for the Day Repent & Live

Ezekiel 18:1-4, 32

God wants all to repent and live
Philippians 2:1-5   Turn from conceit to humility for unity
Matthew 21:28-32   The sinner who repents enters the kingdom


Who is going to heaven?” – Matthew 21:28-32

1.       The “Lost Sinner” – the son who said, “I Go, Sir”

2.       The “Saved Sinner”

The Acolyte

Jarvis Cale

+ Soli Deo Gloria +

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Shirley Drier, Michelle Knipstein, Dian Witte, Vernon Werling, and Sara Rhymer.  We also remember all those involved in education, especially Marv Drier, one of our Wyneken 8th grade teachers, our Assistant Sunday School Superintendent, Kim Weiland, and Gretchen Hudson.  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 Ben Miller, Eldora Scheumann, Lyndsey Arnold, and Bryan Miller.

We rejoice with Kellie Erxleben and Nick Hartman and Tricia Bultemeyer and Jeff Ripley.  Both couples were married yesterday.  We also rejoice with Nathan Bultemeier and Connie Jo Crankshaw who were married this past week in Las Vegas.  We pray that the Lord will bless all three couples as they begin their lives together.

Congratulations to Dick & Alma Miller who will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary this Saturday, October 1.  May the Lord continue to bless them.

We pray the Lord’s comfort to those who mourn the passing of Lucille Newman, Gilbert Hartmann’s sister-in-law, who was called to her heavenly home on September 16 and was given Christian burial on the 21st.  May they be reminded of that glorious day when all will be reunited in heaven.

The Gulf Coast was to take another hit with Hurricane Rita this past weekend.  We pray that our Heavenly Father watches over those in the path of this storm and helps all those who will be involved in the recovery process.

Today’s lesson in the adult Bible class is “Jacob and Laban.”  Last week we left Jacob who had fallen head over heels over Rachael. Laban will seize the opportunity and use Jacob’s service for as long as he can.  Jacob who had cheated his own family members by means of deception will have the tables turned on him – being himself deceived.  Yet the Lord is able to bless Jacob in spite of his circumstances.

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

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? 

Our congregation is invited to the installation of Rev. Timothy L. Edwards as Associate Pastor of Suburban Bethlehem Lutheran Church today at 2 p.m.  A reception will follow the service in their Fellowship Hall.

Stewardship Committee’s Food for Thought:  The world teaches us to exalt ourselves, to achieve success on its terms, even at another’s expense.  However, the Lord teaches us to sacrifice and to take up our crosses.  While the world urges us to get, to acquire, to amass wealth, prestige, power; Christ urges us to give, to share, and to humble ourselves.  Let us joyfully bear the crosses Christ gives us to carry.

The Morning Glories are planning a workday at the Parish Hall this Wednesday, September 28.  Help is needed to knot blankets to be given to World Relief or other organizations that can use them.  Plan on coming at 9 a.m. and stay for the day (bring a lunch).  Only have a few hours?  Any time you can give to this project would be appreciated.  The more willing hands available, the more that can be accomplished. 

“Prayer Partner” forms can be found in either entranceway of the church.  Please take a moment to look over the form, complete it, and place it in the boxes in either entranceway of the church.  Names will not be exchanged until LWML Sunday, October 2.   Thanks!

There will be a door collection next Sunday to benefit our local LWML chapter.

This afternoon the LWML SRD Workshop, “How to Live Joyfully,” will be held at St. John’s Bingen beginning at 3 p.m.  Please bring your Bible.  The ingathering will benefit Ft. Wayne Seminary—please bring canned goods to help stock their food bank.

COUNCIL MEMBERS:  The minutes from the September 6 Council Meeting are in your slots in the entranceway of the church.  The next Council Meeting will be held in the church basement at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 4.

Would you like to help beautify the church?  In looking at the flower calendar for Altar Guild, there are many openings for flowers to be placed in church between now and the end of the year.  Pick a date, sign your name, and contact Ann Crosby for further information.

Have you had an opportunity to sit on the sample pew cushion?  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, please remember to let the church office know both their on or off campus address, phone number, and E-mail address of your college student by today.  (Even if the address is the same as last year, please let us know that also.)  Thanks for your help.

The LYF will have an aluminum can/newspaper drive on Saturday, October 22, beginning at 8 a.m.  You can either bring your recyclables to the church parking lot or, if you wish to have them picked up, you can contact any of the LYF counselors—Stan & Tami Stoppenhagen, Mike & Denise Conrad, or Jerry Bultemeyer.  Again, the youth appreciate the support given to them in their various projects.

It’s Lutheran Witness renewal time!  The subscription rate for 2006 will be $12.  (The congregation will be billed for the number of subscriptions requested.)  If you wish to continue to receive the Witness or would like to start getting this magazine, please enclose $12 (checks should be made payable to Zion, Friedheim) along with your name in an envelope marked “Lutheran Witness” and place the envelope in the offering plate.  This information is needed no later than October 23.  Thanks in advance for your help!

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans is pledging $2 million to aid victims of Hurricane Katrina (and possibly those affected by Hurricane Rita).  Take a moment to read the insert included with today’s bulletin.  Forms to be used for your donation can be found in either entranceway of the church.

The Indiana District is also collecting money for Katrina Relief to help four Gulf Coast congregations.  Checks should be made payable to LCMS Indiana District with a note “Katrina Relief” on the check memo line and may be placed in the collection basket.  The funds will then be forwarded to the District office.

Would you be willing to serve on the Adams County Thrivent Chapter Board?  Board members are allowed to serve no more than four years.  Congregations and chapters will no longer receive their Thrivent money allowances if a new Board is not elected.  Please contact one of our congregational representatives (Leesa Heckman, Mike Heckman, or Kris Blomenberg) by Sunday, October 2, if you would be willing to have your name placed on the ballot.  Thanks!

The March for Life Committee will hold its 13th annual Memorial Service on Sunday, October 2, beginning at 2 p.m. in the Catholic Cemetery, 3500 Lake Avenue.  This service will last one hour and will remember the little ones whose lives were ended by abortion.  This is a non-denominational service.

It’s time for Battle of the Brethren!  The Lutheran Circuit 5 FastPitch Golf outing will be held on Saturday, October 15, with a 1 p.m. shotgun start at Cross Creek Golf Club in Decatur.  The cost is $40 per person with four per team.  Contact Todd Busick (223-1834) or Dean Fuelling (724-9441 or 2157).

Immanuel Lutheran Church will have their 18th annual hog roast at the Union Township Hall today with serving from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Carryout is available.  There will also be a bazaar and bake sale.  Cost is $6.50 for adults and $4 for children (3-10) at the door.  Thrivent will be matching funds.

Trinity Lutheran Church, 7819 Decatur Road in Ft. Wayne, will have a rummage and bake sale on Friday and Saturday, October 7 and 8, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday with a $2 bag sale.  There will be a large selection as there are several estate closeouts at this sale.

The ladies from Preble invite you to join them for a bus trip on Wednesday, October 12.  Where are they going?  To Shipshewana for shopping, dinner, and a show, featuring Barbara Fairchild.  The cost is $43 and includes everything but “shopping.”  They will be leaving from Preble church at 10 a.m. and returning around 8 p.m. that night.  If you would like to join them, please contact Ruth Peters (547-4306) or Sue Buuck (639-3834) by Sunday, October 2. 

Brandon and Nathan Buuck are the youth ushers for October.

Adele Blomenberg, Sherril Bradtmueller, and Shelly Kiefer are on Altar Guild for October.

To our church family,
We wish to thank all those who shared our special day.  It was wonderful to see all the faces and visit with our family and friends as we celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary.  God’s blessings to each and everyone of you!   – Jim & Ann Crosby

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 313 with 197 receiving Holy Communion; Sunday School – 58; Bible Class - 14; Monday Evening Bible Class - 6; Early-bird Bible Class - 9


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Wyneken News

Keep SCRIP in mind when filling up at the gas pumps, going to the grocery store, eating out, or seeing a movie.  Many vendors are available.  Check out an order form and see for yourself.  See Kim Weiland, Friedheim’s SCRIP rep, following the worship service this morning to purchase your SCRIP.  SCRIP is also available in the school office all day on Friday’s or in the lobby after school on Wednesdays and Fridays.  You can also E-mail Kim at kimw@sgiinc.com and place your order.

ISTEP testing (grades 3-8) and the school abilities testing (grades 3, 6, 8) continue this week.  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. 

Market Day pick-up date is Thursday, September 29, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  If you have any questions, you can contact Sharon Franke (623-3992).

Christmas card sales catalogs are available from any Wyneken student.  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.  Order forms are due back to school by Monday, September 26.  Orders will be distributed at parent-teacher conferences on October 27-28.

The 8th graders port-a-pit chicken and pork are available after the worship service this morning, with serving from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Didn’t get your pre-sale tickets?  There are some extras to be purchased this morning.  The 8th graders appreciate your support of their fundraising activities.

The Band Boosters invite you to an “All You Can Eat” Fish & Tenderloin dinner provided by Dan’s Fish Friday on Friday, October 7, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  The cost is $6.50 for adults and $4 for children ages 5-12.  Carryout will be available.  Band families are reminded to bring a 9” x 13” dessert or two pies for the dinner that night.

Picture Day is Friday, September 30, with Gibby’s Photo Studios of Decatur taking the pictures.  The order form, with payment, must be returned by the 30th.

There will be an early dismissal on Monday, October 3, at 12:25 p.m.  Students riding a North Adams bus will have transportation both ways; East Allen students will need to find a way home.  If any family needs to use the Childcare Service, please contact Tami Schultz at 639-6064 prior to the 3rd.

East Allen will be delayed two hours on Thursday, October 6.  Parents, you will need to provide transportation to school on that day.

It’s not too late to join chimes!  The chimes meet in the music room on Monday mornings at 7:30 a.m.  This is for any student in grades 5-8.

The Kitchen Scoop – The cooks are following the “traditional” meal-planning guide when serving grades K-3.  They receive 1.5 ounces of meat or meat alternative (cheese, peanut butter, etc.), ½ cup veggies and/or fruit, and milk.  Grades 4-8 receive 2 ounces of meat, ¾ cup veggies and/or fruit, and milk.  Those in grades 6-8 receive “seconds” as they are available.

Sporting News

The varsity volleyball squad (A team) will play Concordia at Wyneken on Wednesday, September 28, at 4:15 p.m. with the B team facing St. John at 6:00 p.m.  On Saturday, October 1, the A team plays Flatrock at 10 a.m. and St. Paul’s at 11 a.m.  The B team will face Bethlehem at 2 p.m.  The games on the 1st are at Concordia High School.   

The JV volleyball team (5th grade) will face Unity at Wyneken on Monday, September 26, at 4:15 p.m. and on Thursday, September 29, they play Concordia at 4:15 p.m. with the sixth grade game to follow at 5:30 p.m.

The JV volleyball teams will be hosting a tournament at Wyneken this Saturday, October 1.  The 5th graders’ tournament begins at 8 a.m. while the 6th graders start play at noon.  Check with a player about game times and opponents.  Good luck, girls!!

The varsity soccer team will play St. Paul on Wednesday, September 28, at Wyneken and on Friday, September 30, they play Flatrock at 4:15 p.m. at Kreager Park.  

The JV soccer squad plays central at Wyneken at 4 p.m. on Monday, September 26, and on Thursday, September 29, they face St. Paul at the Concordia Seminary at 4:15 p.m.  The JV squad will be in a tournament on Saturday, October 1, at Kreager Park beginning at 8 a.m.  Please check with a player about game times and opponents.  Good luck, guys!



9:00 a.m.

Worship Service


10:15 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class

  10:00 a.m.  Port-a-pit Chicken Served

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

  9:00 a.m. Morning Glory Workday


7:00 p.m.



9:00 a.m.

LWML Bible Class @ Lucile Stoppenhagen’s


October 2

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion



(LWML Sunday)



Door Collection for LWML


10:15 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class

October 3

7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

October 4

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

October 5

8:20 a.m.

Chapel at Wyneken


All Day

Tabea Society


7:00 p.m.


October 6

9:00 a.m.

LWML Bible Class

October 7

4:30 p.m.

Band’s Fish & Tenderloin Supper

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