Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

We welcome you to Friedheim on this LWML Sunday.  If you are visiting us today, please sign one of the guest registries located at either entrance of the church.  If you are communing, please take a moment to complete a communion registration card.  The card can be placed in the offering plate or given to one of the Deacons.  There are extra cards in either entranceway of the church.  Please worship with us again soon.

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Pentecost 20
October 2, 2005

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Service

Page 46

The Solo “Charity”

The Hymns

TLH #19, vv. 1-4, #346; #430; #342; #19, vv. 5-6
Theme for the Day

The Vineyard of God’s People

Isaiah 5:1-7   God’s people receive judgment for evil fruit
Philippians 3:12-21   God’s people strive to be examples worthy of Christ
Matthew 21:33-43 God’s people refuse to return to God His due


“Pressing Forward” – Philippians 3:12-21
Paul describes the pressing on that characterizes our life as Christians.

1.   We press on by crucifying the flesh.

2.   We press on by anticipating the prize.

The Acolyte

Elliot Conrad

+ Soli Deo Gloria +

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Dawn Heckman, Dan Bushee, Marvene Buuck, Robert Hartmann, Tori Johnson Shayla Lee, Sylvia Scheumann, Jenny Spangler, and Mary Gallmeyer.  We also remember all those involved in education, especially Keith Dicke, our Wyneken 7th grade teacher, Bonnie Buuck, one of our Sunday School teachers, and Linda Keuneke who teaches at Bishop Luers.  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, Dorothy Franke, Phil’s mother, Velma DeKoninck, Jerry and Tom DeKoninck’s mother, Lyndsey Arnold, and Bryan Miller.

We rejoice with Jason and Jill (Baker) Scheumann on the birth of a son, Jack Matthew, on Thursday, September 22.  May the Good Shepherd keep an ever-watchful eye on this most precious of His lambs.

We thank Jean Timm for sharing her beautiful voice this morning.  May the Lord continue to bless her.

The flowers on the altar are to the glory of God and in honor of Dick & Alma Miller’s 55th wedding anniversary, which was yesterday.  Their children and grandchildren have placed the flowers in church, with much love and admiration.  May the Lord continue to bless this couple.

We remember all those serving in the military especially Brian Moeller who graduated from boot camp this past week and will continue with his AIT training in Arizona and Justin Grant, nephew of Allen & Shirley Buuck, who has been deployed to Iraq.  May our Savior watch over all who serve our country, guarding them and protecting them.

Today’s lesson in the adult Bible class is “Joseph & His Brothers.”  Sibling rivalry exists in almost every home. When a parent, however, favors one child over another that competition between children can turn into bitter jealousy and contempt. Such was the family life (strife) involving Joseph and his eleven brothers.  Join us in the church basement as we study this story!

Included in this morning’s bulletin is our weekly study guide, “Time in the Word.” 

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:  Christian stewardship is the free and joyous activity of the child of God and God’s family, the church, in managing all of life and life’s resources for God’s purposes.

“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.  Following today’s worship service you may take a name out of the box.   Thanks!

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

The LWML will have their quarterly meeting in the church basement on Tuesday, October 11, at 7:30 p.m.  Jan Grotrian will be the special guest, giving an update on the national convention held in June in Tampa.

The Morning Glories will be going to Ossian’s Dollars for Scholars craft show this Saturday, October 8.  The show is held at Ossian Elementary School with show hours from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Set-up is Friday, October 7, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  If you could help transport items to or from the show or would be willing to help at the booth on Saturday, please contact Marlene Conrad or Shirley Buuck.

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.

Our Quarterly Voters’ Meeting will be held following the worship service next Sunday, October 9.  Plan on staying and hearing the reports from our various boards and committees.

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.

The LYF will have an aluminum can/newspaper drive beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, October 22.  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.  (Youth, don’t forget to bring a shoebox on the 22nd!)  Again, the youth appreciate the support given to them in their various projects.

Three other events that the LYF will be involved with in October include the children’s Halloween party to be held on Thursday, October 27, at the Parish Hall.  Costume judging will be held from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. followed by various activities for our Pre-K through 8th graders.  (The 7th and 8th graders will be going on a hayride while the others remain at the Parish Hall.)  Parents, please pick your children up at 8 p.m.  Youth group members are reminded to bring two bags of candy with them on the 27th.

Bingen’s LYF has invited our youth to join them in a lock-in at Wyneken beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, October 28, until 7 a.m. the next morning.  Bring your gym shoes, a snack, money for pizza ($1 per slice), a pillow, and a blanket.  Pop will be provided.

The Morning Glories wish to thank those who came on Wednesday to help knot blankets.  A lot was accomplished!!

On Sunday, October 30, the youth will be assisting residents of Lutheran Home to their worship service.  Please meet at the Parish Hall at 9 a.m.  Following services at Lutheran Home, the youth are invited to Dick & Donna Hileman’s for lunch.  (Thanks in advance, Dick and Donna!!)

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!

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) today if you would be willing to have your name placed on the ballot.  Thanks!

The LWML/LLL Fall Rally will be held on Sunday, October 16, at 3 p.m. at Bethlehem (Ossian).  Rev. Daniel Coffey, chaplain with the Ft. Wayne Police Department, will be the guest speaker.  All are invited to attend.

The March for Life Committee will hold its 13th annual Memorial Service on today, 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).

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.

St. Peter Fuelling is having a Swiss Steak or Grilled Chicken Breast Dinner (dine in or drive thru) on Sunday, October 9, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children 12 years old or younger.  Also on the menu—baked potatoes, green beans, roll, Jell-O salads and applesauce, pie, cake, or delights, and a drink.  There will also be a bake sale, quilts, and bazaar items.  They are also offering “Speedy” home delivery for shuts ins.  You need to call Bruce or Brenda Scherer (724-8701) or John or Karen Gresley (623-3111) before 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 8.

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, contact Ruth Peters (547-4306) or Sue Buuck (639-3834) today. 

A special concert featuring the Indianapolis Children’s Choir will be presented on Sunday, October 9, at 3:30 p.m. at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in celebration of the church’s 60th anniversary.  This highly acclaimed choir, directed by Henry Leck, performs both locally and internationally.  The Ft. Wayne Children’s Choir along with the Holy Cross Junior Choir will be joining them for several selections.  A freewill offering will be received.

Next Sunday, October 9, Zion will install Rev. Daniel Gadbaw as their Minister of Youth and Young Adults at 3 p.m.  The congregation is invited to attend.

St. Peter-Immanuel is sponsoring their 2nd annual Holiday Market Place on Saturday, October 22, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Come and shop the various booths and enjoy the good food that is available.

Voigt’s is sponsoring its Annual Sauerkraut Supper in Bauer Hall at Zion Lutheran Church, 2313 S. Hanna Street in Ft. Wayne, on Saturday, October 22, with serving from 5:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.   The cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children 3-11.  Carry-out is available.  The school’s PTL is sponsoring a “keg” for $1.00 per glass donation.

The Lutheran Foundation has approved a grant of $250,000 for hurricane relief for the Gulf Coast.  Of this amount, $125,000 will be awarded to LC-MS World Relief/Human Care and $125,000 to ELCA Domestic Disaster Response.  The Board also approved an additional $250,000 in matching grant funds.  These dollars will be matched one-to-one for each dollar given by our congregations, schools, and individual congregational members, with funds matched retroactive to August 30.  The matches will continue until the $250,000 match is reached, but no later than December 31, 2005.  More information will be available concerning this program.  Watch the bulletin for updates.

The family of Albert & Gerry Meyer invites you to help them celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary.  An open house will be held at Lighted Gardens next Sunday, October 9, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 275; Sunday School – 58; Bible Class - 19; Monday Evening Bible Class - 6; Early-bird Bible Class - NA


Last Week’s

Weekly Budget

+/- for the Week

+/- for the Year

Home Purpose



-$1,860.65 -$25,286.82




-$82.65 -$3,346.39

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.

It’s PIE BONUS DAYS for Market Day.  The school will earn more profit depending on the number of pies sold.  Make sure you check the insert and see the delicious choices you have to pick from.  There are also holiday “Gifts with Taste” to look over.  In fact, you can ship to family and friends at www.marketday.com/directship.  New items include Philly Cheese Steak Kit ($10.99) and coconut popcorn shrimp with sauce ($6.99).  Other specials include French toast sticks ($4.39), chocolate chip cookie dough ($5.49), bagel-ers ($7.49) pretzels ($7.99), single serve pot roast ($8.99) vegetable fried rice ($5.99), turkey steaks ($7.99), and many more specials.  Look over the brochure included in this morning’s bulletin.  Orders need to be at school by Thursday, October 30, with Internet orders due by noon on Saturday, October 22.  Pick-up date is Thursday, October 27, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  If you have any questions, you can contact Sharon Franke (623-3992).

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.  Help is needed for fish breading (1 p.m. to 4 p.m.) on the day of the dinner.  If you can help, please contact Cindy Gallmeyer (724-4047) as soon as possible.

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.

The Kitchen Scoop – The second week in October is National School Lunch week.  The children picked the menu for that week.  The cooks are asking a favor of the parents:  Ask your children what “they ate” for lunch rather than what was served.

Over 450 new quizzes have been added to our Accelerated Reader quiz bank, giving the school almost 4,900 quizzes to choose from!  An Excel file is available for your personal use.  It can also be made available for a download as a pdf file from the school website in the near future, as well as a new CD of quiz titles.  Contact Marv Drier for any information concerning these files.

Sporting News

The varsity volleyball squads will face Bellmont on Monday, October 3, at the Middle School.  The B team plays at 4 p.m. and the A team at 5:15 p.m.  The LSAA tournament begins on Saturday, October 8, at Concordia High School.  Ask a player for game times and opponents.   

The JV volleyball team (6th grade) will face St. John’s (downtown Ft. Wayne) on Monday, October 3, at 4:15 p.m.   On Thursday, October 6, both the 5th graders and sixth graders will face St. Peter at St. Peter.  The 5th grade plays at 4:15 p.m. and the 6th graders at 5:30 p.m.

The varsity soccer team begins tournament play this week.  First round games will be played at Kreager Park on Wednesday, October 5, with 2nd round play at Kreager on Friday, October 7, at 4:15 p.m.  Again, ask a player about game times and opponents.  

The JV soccer squad will play their parents on Friday, October 7, at Wyneken beginning at 4:15 p.m.  Have fun!!



9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion



(LWML Sunday)



Door Collection for LWML


10:15 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class


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


8:20 a.m.

Chapel @ Wyneken


All Day

Tabea Society


7:00 p.m.



9:00 a.m.

LWML Bible Class @ Adele Blomenberg’s


4:30 p.m.

Band’s Fish & Tenderloin Supper

  5:00 p.m.

Set up for craft show @ Ossian

SATURDAY 9:00 a.m.

Norwell’s Dollars for Scholars Craft Show


October 9

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service (Mission Sunday)


10:00 a.m.

Sunday School


10:00 a.m.

Quarterly Voters’ Meeting

October 10

7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

October 11

6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class


9:00 a.m.

Morning Glories


7:30 p.m.

LWML Quarterly Meeting

October 12

8:20 a.m.

Chapel @ Wyneken


7:00 p.m.


October 13

8:00 a.m.

Thrivent Meeting @ Re/Max


9:00 a.m.

LWML Bible Class


7:00 p.m.

Wyneken School Board

October 15

1:00 p.m.

Men’s FastPitch Golf Outing @ Cross Creek

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