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.  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 22
October 16, 2005

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Service

Page 15

The Choir

“Great is the Lord”

The Hymns

TLH #584; 575; 312; 495; 506; 496
Theme for the Day Nations Under God
Isaiah 45:1-7 God chooses and uses a nation to accomplish His will
I Thessalonians 1:1-5a A people renders to God His due
Matthew 22:15-21

A Christian’s dual role responsibility to God and nation

Sermon

“Coins of Commitment” – Matthew 22:15-21

1.   The coin of commitment to Caesar, the King.

2.   The cone of commitment to God, the King of Kings.

The Acolyte

Allyssa Johnson

+ Soli Deo Gloria +

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Irene Bultemeier, Richard Hileman, Emma Lichtle, Corbin Bultemeier, Hollie Hormann, Ludella Conrad, Cheryl Kiefer, Kimberly Fuhrmann, Christine Bultemeier, Katrina Robinson, and Kyle Freimuth.  We also remember all those involved in education, especially Dean Wass, our Wyneken 5th grade teacher, Lisa Lee, one of our Sunday School teachers, and Dave Miller who teaches at Bellmont Middle School.  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.

This morning’s lesson in Adult Bible Class is “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.

We welcome Madelyn Grace Gardner, daughter of Keith and Mitzi (Bultemeier) Gardner, into church membership through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism to be held this afternoon.  Her godmothers include Lisa Bultemeier, Gabrielle Cale, and Patty Gardner.  May the Good Shepherd keep an ever-watchful eye on this most precious of His lambs.

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

In October 1980 a group of concerned pastors and church members formed the not-for-profit corporation, Lutheran Ministries Media to help revive the program that was led by Rev. Oswald Henry Bertram of Toledo, Ohio, who established the first “Worship for Shut-Ins” program.  “Worship for Shut-Ins” is a 30-minute service designed for individuals unable to attend church.  It is closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.  This program airs at 6:30 a.m. Sunday mornings on WPTA TV-21 and reaches 2,000 – 4,000 homes on a given Sunday.  This morning Ken Schilf, Executive Director for  Worship for Shut-Ins,” is recognizing our congregation as one who supported this ministry from its inception 25 years ago.

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:  “Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing.” – Proverbs 3:9-10  

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.

At last Sunday’s Quarterly Voters’ Meeting it was decided to establish a Church Foundation Repair Committee to assist the Trustees in this project.  If you would be interested in being a part of this committee, please contact Jim Heckman.  Thanks!

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 this morning.  Thank you for your generous assistance in this project.

The 7th & 8th graders would like to thank Tim Blomenberg for speaking to them last Sunday.  The information about being a pilot was very interesting and the tie-in to St. Paul was inspirational.  The class appreciates his time.

The LYF will have a short meeting following the worship service this morning.  If the weather is favorable, the meeting will be held on the deck at the parsonage.

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 is this afternoon 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 Morning Glories had a successful sale at Norwell’s Dollars for Scholars craft show last weekend.  Sales totaled $464.75.  Thanks to all who helped make this a success.  Their next sale will be at South Adams High School on Saturday, November 5.  Help will be needed to transport items to and from this show (Friday night set up) as well as the shows at Hessen Cassel, the following weekend, and St. Jude’s, the weekend following Thanksgiving.  The Morning Glories will also be going to Wyneken’s craft show on December 3.  If you can help transport items or would like to help work in the booth, please contact Marlene Conrad or Shirley Buuck.

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.   There are also sign-up sheets in either entranceway of the church.  Hope you can make it!!

The congregation is invited to the Circuit-wide Reformation service to be held at St. John’s Bingen on Sunday, October 30.  The program will begin with a lecture, “Bach’s Well-Ordered Music,” at 6:30 p.m.  The vespers service will begin at 7 p.m. with Rev. Dr. Michael Eschelbach from Concordia University, River Forest, as the guest preacher.  The Bach Collegium will be the featured choir.  Performances will include BMV 79 “God the Lord is Sun and Shield” and M Praetorius “My Soul Now, Bless Thy Maker.”  See the insert in today’s bulletin for more information.  A freewill offering will be received.  Mark it on your calendar and plan 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.  Carryout 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.

In an effort to help hurricane victims from the Gulf Coast, LCEF encourages investors to participate in its Special Interest Fund Program.  As an LCEF investor, you can contribute all or a portion of your LCEF investments’ earned interest directly to LCMS World Relief/Human Care.  (Only the interest is used; the principal remains intact.)  You can choose the donation period—three, six, nine, or twelve months.  You may call LCEF at 1-800-843-5233 or visit the Website at www.lcef.org. 

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.

St. John’s Bingen invites you to their Chicken/Swiss Steak Dinner on Sunday, October 30, with serving from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Cost is $6 for adults; $3 for children, and free for those ages five and under.  There will also be crafts and a bake sale.  Carryouts and drive-thru are also available.

Flatrock is serving Ed Fox’s fish & tenderloin on Saturday, November 5, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  The cost is $6.50 for adults and $4 for children 6-12; children ages 5 and under may eat free.  Carryouts are available.  There will also be a craft and bake sale.  Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will match profits.

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 239; Sunday School – 47; Monday Evening Bible Class - 5; Early-bird Bible Class - 14

OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Last Week’s

Weekly Budget

+/- for the Week

+/- for the Year

Home Purpose

     

$3,691.00

$5,888.40

-$362.47

-$27,846.69

Missions

     

10-2  $408.00
10-9  $905.85

$408.65

-$.65
+$497.20

-$2,849.84

Wyneken News

Fall is here and along with fall comes cooler weather.  Remember SCRIP when you are out doing your fall/winter shopping.  Did you know that you may use SCRIP to pay off your charge accounts at Kohl’s and Ayres?  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.  Orders need to be at school Thursday, October 20, 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).

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

Report cards will be distributed on Wednesday, October 26.  Parent teacher conferences will be held Thursday and Friday, October 27 and 28.  School will dismiss at 12:25 p.m. on the 27th and 28th.  North Adams has a half-day on Wednesday while Wyneken will attend all day.  Parents need to make transportation arrangements home on the 26th.  There will be no North Adams bus on the 28th.  Parents, please make arrangements to get your children to and from school that day.  Children who ride East Allen busses will need transportation home on both the 27th and 28th.  Remember, Wyneken extended care is available if you need it.  Please contact Wyneken extended care if you need their services.

The Kitchen Scoop – The cooks welcome ideas and will do their best to offer the requested foods (no T-bones, however!).  If you have extra-large plastic containers with lids, please drop them off in the kitchen. 

If your child was absent on student picture day or you want retakes, you need to contact Gibby’s Photo Studio in Decatur and set up a time to have the photo taken.  Just let them know you are with Wyneken.

The Band Boosters thank all who made the recent dinner a success.  They served 529 people.

The band invites any Wyneken student (and parents) to join them in marching at the Callithumpian Parade on Monday, October 31.  It will be a 50’s theme, “At the Hop.”  So dress in poodle skirts, ponytails, jeans, t-shirts, letter jackets.  Meet at the entrance of Stratton Addition on E. Monroe Street (between Pizza King and Townsend Tires) at 6:40 p.m. or join in at anytime during the parade route.  Make sure you have a designated place to meet after the parade.

Do you like Gold Canyon candles?  You may purchase the candles from any Wyneken 8th grader—Friedheim’s 8th graders include Caleb Buuck, Jarvis Cale, Elliot Conrad, Paul Drier, Allyssa Johnson, Elizabeth Kiefer, Shawn Kiess, Clayton Stoppenhagen, and Jenna Timm.  There is a sample of scents available for you to check out the selections offered.  Orders will be taken until October 31 with payment due at delivery.  Profits will be used for their trip to Washington, DC next spring.

Forget about that siesta; come to the fiesta!!  The 8th grade class is sponsoring a “MEXICAN FIESTA SCHOOL CARNIVAL” next Sunday, October 23, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  There will be a silent auction, food, games, and lots of fun!  Come out and have a “muy bueno” time!  (If you or your business would like to donate an item to the silent auction, please contact Denise Conrad at 547-4717.)

There are still booths ($25 each) left for the Wyneken craft show to be held on Saturday, December 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Please contact Shelly Kiefer (547-4327) or Corene Scheumann (547-4227) if you are interested in becoming a vendor.

Sporting News

Basketball practices may begin on Monday, October 17.  Your child should be bringing information home concerning practices.

THIS WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

TODAY

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

 

10:15 a.m.

LYF Meeting

 

10:15 a.m.

Sunday School

 

1:00 p.m.

Baptism of Madelyn Grace Gardner

 

3:00 p.m.

LWML/LLL Fall Rally @ Bethlehem Ossian

MONDAY

  NO SCHOOL @ WYNEKEN
 

7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

TUESDAY   NO SCHOOL @ WYNEKEN

 

6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class

 

9:00 a.m.

Morning Glories

WEDNESDAY

8:20 a.m.

Chapel @ Wyneken

 

All Day

Tabea Society Extra Quilting

 

7:00 p.m.

Choir

FRIDAY

 

November Newsletter items to church office

SATURDAY

8:00 a.m.

LYF Paper/Aluminum Can Drive

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

October 23

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service

 

 

Lutheran Witness subscriptions due

 

10:00 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class

 

4:30 p.m.

Carnival at Wyneken  

October 24

7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

October 25

6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class

 

9:00 a.m.

Morning Glories

October 26

8:20 a.m.

Chapel @ Wyneken

 

7:00 p.m.

Choir

October 27

9:00 a.m.

LWML Bible Class @ Dorothy Heckman’s

 

6:00 p.m.

LYF Halloween Party

October 28

7:00 p.m.

Youth Lock in at Bingen

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