Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,

that whoever believes in him shall not perish

but have eternal life.”

JOHN 3:16

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Pentecost 21
October 9, 2005

Mission Sunday

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Opening Hymn

TLH #15

“From All that Dwell below the Skies”
The Invocation
P:        In the Name of the Father (+), and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
C:       Amen.
The Words of the Lord

P:         All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23).

C:        Yet, God shows His love for us in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us (Romans 5:8).

P:         If Thou, O Lord, shouldest mark iniquities, Lord, who shall stand? (Psalm 130:4)

C:        The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world!” (John 1:29)

P:         For the Son of Man is come to save that which was lost (Matthew 18:11).

C:        Who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth (2 Timothy 2:4)

P:         Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven (Matthew 5:16).

C:        If you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved (Romans 10:9).

P:         Man believes with his heart and is so justified and he confesses with his lips and so is saved (Romans 10:10).

C:        But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria and to the end of the earth (Acts 1:8).

P:         We cannot but speak of what we have seen and heard (Acts 4:20).

C:        Faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes by the preaching of Christ (Romans 10:17).

All:      I am not ashamed of the Gospel:  It is the power of God for salvation to everyone who has faith, to the Jew first and also to the Greek (Romans 1:16).

The Choir
“Jesus Shall Reign”

Theme of the Day                 

God’s Generous Goodness

Isaiah 25:6-9               

God prepares a feast for the nations at the end

Philippians 4:4-13        

In Christ, God supplies every need

Matthew 22:1-10        

God invites all to His banquet
The Sermon Hymn TLH #493
“Thou Who the Night in Prayer Didst Spend”

The Sermon                  “The Incredible Love of God” – John 3:16
   1.  Fact of His love
   2.  Object of His love
   3.      Purpose of His love

The Gathering of the Morning Offerings

The Litany for the Spread of the Church

P:         O God the Father, Who made Jesus, Your Son, the cornerstone of the Church;

C:        Have mercy on us.

P:         O Christ, head of Your body, the church, which You purchased with Your blood;

C:        Have mercy on us.

P:         O Spirit of holiness and truth, who sanctifies, guides, and empowers the Church.

C:        Have mercy on us.

P:         Remember not, O Lord, our offenses, our omissions, and our trust in our own abilities.  Spare Your people whom You have redeemed with the precious blood of Jesus and take not Your Holy Spirit from us.

C:        Spare us, Good Lord.

P:         From fear of the future, from lack of zeal, from wrong priorities, and from concern for self more than others.

C:        Lord, save Your church.

P:         From friendship with the world, from lust for power, from discord, from division, from pride, from stubbornness, and from unfaithfulness,

C:        Save Your church, Lord.

P:         Cause those who have been washed in the waters of Baptism to be filled with joy in their own birth and to be desirous of telling everyone of Your good grace in Jesus Christ.

C:        Lord, hear our prayer.

P:         Help us to see these United States of America as a field ripe for harvest and reach out to every place and person, whether in town or village, city or country, suburb or ghetto, whether to newly-arrived or seventh generation, black or white, yellow or brown, rich or poor, neighborly or hostile;

C:        Lord, hear our prayer.

P:         Remove from our minds worldly distinctions of race, tribe, nation, language, dialect, political affiliation, wealth, or family background; help us to see everyone as a person from whom our Lord Jesus died on the tree of the cross that each might have eternal life;

C:        Lord, hear our prayer.

P:         Give us zeal for Your Kingdom’s growth that we may be lead to serve in our own neighborhood or in a strange place, that we may pray for the success of workers who serve in our stead, that we may with cheerful hearts give generously of our resources, and that we may work while it is still day before the night comes and no one can work.

C:        Lord, hear our prayer.

P:         Cause us to remember the sheep that are not of the fold to seek out the wandering and the lost, to proclaim the forgiveness of sins to the penitent, and to be impatient about reaching the whole world with the good news of Jesus, our Savior.

C:        Lord, hear our prayer.

P:         Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly than all we ask or think, to Him be glory in the Church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever.

C:        Amen.

Other Special Prayers of the People of God at Friedheim
The Lord’s Prayer
The Benediction
The Closing Hymn TLH #507
“Spread, Oh, Spread, Thou Mighty Word”
The Acolyte Elliot Conrad

+ Soli Deo Gloria +

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Mike Heckman, Ashley Hunkins, Carley Manley, JoEllen Eidam, Joyce Heckman, Kaitlyn Jenkins, Lucile Stoppenhagen, Julie Adkison, Tonya Bobay, Robert Buuck, Jon Kaehr, Rhonda Linnemeier, Ashlyn Shea Walker (her first!), Cindy Berning, Mark Buuck, Linda Keuneke, Jason Werling, and Kristie Werling.  We also remember all those involved in education, especially Pam Brewer, our Wyneken 6th grade teacher, Tina Geels, one of our Sunday School teachers, and Lisa Kiess who teaches at Adams Central.  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 Lyndsey Arnold and Bryan Miller.

We welcome Angela Sielschott to the Friedheim family as she completed adult instruction on September 12.  May the Lord bless her in her new church home.

We also welcome Emil Woerner, his wife, Dena, and their children, Emil Jr. and Addie to Friedheim.  He is a first year seminarian and will be one of our fieldworkers this year.  May the Lord bless Emil as he studies for the ministry and his family.

Due to today’s Quarterly Voters’ Meeting, there is no Adult Bible Class this morning.  Next Sunday’s lesson will be “Joseph in Egypt.”  Joseph sold by his brothers finds himself in a strange country a literal slave. His life has been turned upside down. Instead of becoming bitter over his circumstances, he commits his cause to the Lord. Each of us can recall finding ourselves in situations in which the condition was bleak. As depressing and desolate it may appear, we find ourselves never to be alone.

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

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:  God gives His people all these resources so they might use them as “maturing stewards who do the right things for the right reasons and strive for excellence in all they do.”   

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.

Our Quarterly Voters’ Meeting will be held following today’s worship service.  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.

Do you have extra items at your house that a 2nd grader could use in the classroom?  Our 7th and 8th grade Sunday School class is collecting needed items for an inner city classroom in Indianapolis.  This class especially needs books (second grade level or lower).  They could also use scissors for small hands, coloring books, and winter hats and mittens.  The items do not need to be new, just in good shape.  There will be boxes in the back of church for several Sundays for you to place your donations or you may give it to any of the 7th or 8th graders.  The teacher of these children will speak to our Sunday School class on October 16.  Thank you for your generous assistance in this project.

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!) 

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.

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!

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 Stewardship Committee will be providing a fully catered FREE dinner for your entire family on Sunday evening, November 13.  This will be an opportunity for fellowship with other members, listen to some thoughts from Pastor Dahling, and enjoy theatrical productions by the LYF.  The event starts at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served at 6 p.m.  Please RSVP Tim or Kris Blomenberg (547-4673), Dale Heckman (724-4340), Davon Bultemeier (639-7365), or the church office (547-4248) by November 7.   Hope you can make it!!

Are you going with the Preble ladies to Shipshewana this Wednesday?  The bus will be leaving at 10 a.m. from Preble’s parking lot.  You may pay Ruth Peters that morning for the cost of the trip.

It’s time for Battle of the Brethren!  The Lutheran Circuit 5 FastPitch Golf outing will be held this 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).

St. Peter Fuelling is having a Swiss Steak or Grilled Chicken Breast Dinner (dine in or drive thru) today 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. 

A special concert featuring the Indianapolis Children’s Choir will be presented today 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.

Pastor Otto Brillinger will be the mission speaker at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Union Township, next Sunday, October 16.  Worship service begins at 9 a.m.  Pastor Brillinger will show slides during their Bible Class hour.

Zion will install Rev. Daniel Gadbaw as their Minister of Youth and Young Adults at 3 p.m. this afternoon.  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 LC-MS Indiana District has established regional drop-off sites for material collection for their Hurricane Response Teams.  Concordia Lutheran High School is the site for the Fort Wayne area with Stacey Salisbury serving as coordinator.  If you have any questions, she can be reached at Stacey@clhscadets.com or at 260-483-1102, extension 250.

Are you missing a tie tack?  One was found following Velma Buuck’s funeral.  It has the initial “T” on it.  If it is yours or you know to whom it might belong, please contact the church office.

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 today from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 243 with 172 receiving Holy Communion; Sunday School – 60; Bible Class - 16; Monday Evening Bible Class - 6; Early-bird Bible Class - 10


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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.

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 Kitchen Scoop – This week is National School Lunch week.  Grades K-2 chose the menu for Monday; 3rd & 4th grades, Tuesday’s; 5th & 6th, Wednesday’s,’ 7th, Thursday, and 8th graders chose Friday’s menu.  They followed the nutritional guidelines and learned about food groups.

Students who ride East Allen County busses will need to find transportation to and from school on Friday, October 14, as this is a system in-service day.

The students are reminded that the last day to wear shorts to school is this Friday, October 14.

Wyneken will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, October 17 & 18 while the teachers attend a conference in Indianapolis.

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 semi finals for varsity soccer will be held at the Fort Wayne Sport Club on Tuesday, October 11, (4:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.) with the finals scheduled for Thursday, October 13 (5 p.m. and 6 p.m.).  Check with a player to see when Wyneken plays.

LSAA volleyball tournament games will be played at Wyneken on Wednesday, October 12, at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.  The finals will be held at Wyneken on Saturday, October 15, at 9 a.m.  Again, check with a player for when Wyneken plays.

The varsity volleyball (B team) will participate in the St. Peter-Immanuel tourney this Saturday, October 15.  Games begin at 8 a.m.  Check with a player for their game times and opponents.

As the soccer and volleyball seasons are ending, the athletes would like to thank their coaches, parents, and fans for the support throughout the fall.  Basketball practice will begin soon.



9:00 a.m.

Worship Service (Mission Sunday)


10:00 a.m.

Sunday School


10:00 a.m.

Quarterly Voters’ Meeting


7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class


6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class


9:00 a.m.

Morning Glories


7:30 p.m.

LWML Quarterly Meeting


8:20 a.m.

Chapel @ Wyneken


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


1:00 p.m.

Men’s FastPitch Golf Outing @ Cross Creek


October 16

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion


10:15 a.m.

Sunday School


1:00 p.m.

Baptism of Madelyn Gardner


3:00 p.m.

LWML/LLL Fall Rally at Bethlehem Ossian

October 17

7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

October 18

6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class


9:00 a.m.

Morning Glories

October 19

8:20 a.m.

Chapel at Wyneken


All Day

Tabea Society Extra Quilting


7:00 p.m.


October 20

9:00 a.m.

LWML Bible Class

October 21


November Newsletter items to church office

October 22

8:00 a.m.

LYF Paper/Aluminum Can Drive

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