Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

We welcome you as you worship with us this fall morning.  We pray the Lord’s richest blessings be upon you.  If you are a visitor, we ask that you take a moment to sign our guest registry book.  There is a book in either entranceway of the church.  We hope you will worship with us again soon.


October 30, 2005

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Dr. Martin Luther wrote the following order of service in 1528.  The Latin was replaced with the language of the people, and hymns are used to replace some of the spoken parts of the service; thus enabling the congregation to participate in the service.  The reading of the Gospel lesson in front of the people represents the Gospel going out to the end of the earth.

The Entrance Hymn (please stand)

“A Mighty Fortress is Our God”

TLH #262

The Invocation

P:         In the Name of the Father, (+) and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

The Introit of the Day

The Gloria (to be sung)

“All Glory Be to God on High”

TLH #237

All glory be to God on high
Who hath our race befriended!
To us no harm shall now come nigh,
The strife at last is ended.
God showeth His good will to men,
And peace shall reign on earth again;
Oh, thank Him for His goodness!

The Collect of the Day

The Choir

“Forever/Mighty Fortress”

The Readings                        The Freedom of the Christian

Jeremiah 31:31-34                 Freedom in the new covenant
Romans 3:19-28                    Freedom in faith
John 8:31-36                         Freedom in the truth of Christ

The Creed (to be sung)

“We All Believe in One True God”

TLH #252


The Sermon Hymn

"The Church's One Foundation"

TLH #473

The Sermon                  “Living by Works or Faith?” - Romans 3:19-28

  1. The whole world is involved (vv. 23-24)
  2. The whole world stands accountable to God (v. 19)
  3. The inability of the Law to reconcile (v. 20)
  4. Reconciliation, therefore, is a gift (vv. 23-24)
  5. This gift of God is made possible only by grace (v. 25)
  6. It is necessary for faith to appropriate the gifts (v. 28)

The Offerings are Gathered

The Prayers of the People of God at Friedheim

The Words of Institution

The Distribution

The Distribution Hymns

“The Gospel Shows the Father’s Grace”

TLH #297

“O Word of God Incarnate”

TLH #294

“O Little Flock, Fear Not the Foe”

TLH #263

The Closing Prayer

The Benediction

The Closing Hymn

“God’s Word is Our Great Heritage”

TLH #283


The Acolyte

Shawn Kiess

+  Soli Deo Gloria +

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Ron Buuck, Stephanie Evans, Karly Everett, Dena Woerner, Gregg Schultz, Sara Blomenberg, Olga Reifsteck, Dorothy Werling, Emily Bergman, Gregg Buuck, Elliot Gehres, and Lester Werling.   We remember all those involved in education, especially Mickey Martin our Wyneken 3rd grade teacher, Bev Jenkins, one of our Sunday School teachers, and Monica Stoppenhagen who teaches at Heritage Jr. High.  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 Ed Aspy, Mary Bultemeier, Wally & Rosie Bultemeier’s daughter-in-law, who is undergoing tests, Lyndsey Arnold, and Bryan Miller.

This morning’s lesson in Adult Bible Class is “The Brothers’ Journey.”  It had been at least a decade since Joseph had seen his father and siblings. He had risen from obscurity to become the top administrator of the Egyptian empire. Raising his own family and overseeing a food distribution system during a severe famine Joseph is reacquainted with his brothers.

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? 

Wheat Ridge Ministries seeds new, Christ-centered ministries of health and hope.  Churches and Christian service groups are often aware of needs in their local communities but lack the resources to establish programs to address those needs.  When you participate in the Wheat Ridge Christmas Seals program, you help those groups extend health and hope in the name of the healing Christ to people of all ages, from all walks of life.  Thank you.

Stewardship Committee’s Food for Thought:  As a steward, you become God’s channel through which He can give.  In order to help the needy and to support the Church, God has chosen to work through people—His people.

Our LYF will be assisting residents of Lutheran Home to their worship service this morning.  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!!)

The LYF would like to thank all those who provided papers and/or cans for the drive last weekend.  The youth sold the items and made $211 for their treasury.  THANK YOU!

The Halloween party for the kids also went well with a good time had by all.  Costume winners were as follows:  Most Original - Ryan & Travis Hockemeyer (dragons); Cutest – Ashlyn Walker (Raggedy Anne); Scariest – Andy Blomenberg (bones); Funniest – Jacob Bergman (old lady); Best Over All – Trevor Black (Indiana Jones); Prettiest – Tori Johnson (princess). 

You are invited to a Fellowship Dinner, 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!!

Don’t forget to check out our website, www.zionfriedheim.org.  You will find bulletins, newsletters, and recent pictures of events.  If you have any pictures to share for the site, make sure you contact Marv Drier.

Youth ushers for November are Mike Buuck and Kevin Schultz.

The congregation is invited to the Circuit-wide Reformation service to be held at St. John’s Bingen tonight.  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. 

The Morning Glories will be going to South Adams High School this Saturday for Swiss Heritage Society’s 27th Annual Holiday Bazaar.  Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Set up is Friday night from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Help will be needed to transport items both to and from the show and help will be needed on Saturday at the show.  On November 12, the Morning Glories will be at Hessen Cassel’s show.  Again your help is needed. (Set up is Friday night at 5 p.m. and the show hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.)  If you can help at either of these shows, please contact Marlene Conrad or Shirley Buuck.

The Altar Guild will have their quarterly meeting on Tuesday, November 8, at 7:30 p.m.  Serving on Altar Guild this month are Kris Blomenberg, Ann Crosby, and Evie Fuhrman.

Advent by Candlelight reservation forms were included in your November newsletter.  Hostesses will be needed for that night.  If you would be willing to serve as a hostess, please return your reservation form by Sunday, November 13.  If you wish to attend, but don’t want to be a hostess, your form needs to be returned by Monday, November 21.

The men’s basketball season will begin in mid-November.  New players are needed.  Former players are also welcome to come out of retirement and join the team.  If you need more information, please contact Steve Conrad (547-4597).  As soon as the schedules are available information on game dates and times will be published.

An update from the Lutheran Foundation concerning their matching grant for hurricane relief:  Cash gifts from a congregation, school, or individual already raised will be matched.  Any new funds raised by a congregation will be matched.  An individual who completed Thrivent’s matching grant form can have that gift matched once again by Lutheran Foundation.  Any gift given to other Lutheran organizations will be matched.  How?  Contact the church office with the following information—Name, amount donated, date of donation, and where donation was sent—for individual donations.  One form will be sent to the Lutheran Foundation.  These gifts will then be matched and used to help support the four congregations in the Southern District adopted by the Indiana District.

St. John’s Bingen invites you to their Chicken/Swiss Steak Dinner today, 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.

New Hope Lutheran Church in Ossian is having a Senior Citizens Dinner and program on Thursday, November 3, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in their Fellowship Hall.  There will be a sing-a-long with Ed Higgins and Jen Weinstock, from the Council On Aging, will have a presentation.  A freewill offering will be taken to help defray the cost of the food.  If you wish to attend, please contact their church office, 622-7954, by Tuesday, November 1.

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Ossian, is having their annual Holiday Bazaar and Swiss Steak Dinner on Sunday, November 13, beginning at 11:15 a.m. with serving until 1:30 p.m.  Join us for dinner and fellowship.  The cost is adults $7 and children, under 12, $5.

Concordia Lutheran Church, 4245 Lake Avenue, invites you to their “A Beary Christmas Craft Show and Cookie Walk” on Saturday, November 12, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Lunch (soup, sandwiches, and desserts) will be served.

Benjamin Haupt, son of Douglas and Luanne, will be ordained into the pastoral ministry at Emmanuel (Soest) Lutheran Church Sunday, November 6, at 1:30 p.m.  Ben’s call is to St. Paul Lutheran Church, Boca Raton, Florida.  A reception for Ben and his wife, Celina, will follow the service in the Fellowship Hall.  Please join Emmanuel for this special celebration.

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 – 267; Sunday School – 50; Bible Class – 16; Monday Evening Bible Class - 5; Early-bird Bible Class - 10


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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.

Market Day order forms are included in this morning’s bulletin.  New items this month are sundried tomoato & three-cheese dip ($9.99) and trial boneless buffalo bites ($5.49).  Great price items include Italian style meatballs ($7.99) and jumbo party shrimp ($9.19).  Other specials are filet mignon ($32.95) bacon wrapped ranch steaks ($11.99), boneless pork chops ($9.99), meat loaf slices ($7.49), garlic & herb shrimp ($11.99), popcorn shrimp ($10.99), mini pizza bagels ($6.99), herb & garlic chicNSteakes ($8.95), Italian style stuffed chicken breast ($13.49), petite turkey medallions ($10.69), teriyaki chicNSteakes ($8.95), mashed potato patties ($4.49) cinnamon apple slices ($6.29), Mexican chili crispitos ($9.39), mac & cheese singles ($8.29). breakfast pizzas ($8.39), chocolate chip mini pancakes ($6.99), gourmet cinnamon rolls ($7.49), microwave pancakes ($6.49), American cheese ($10. 49), cheese pizza eat-zzas ($6.49), and chocolate-chocolate chip puddin’ cakes ($6.49).  This month, tiy cab get a free triple chocolate bundt cake when you purchase one roast and two holiday dishes from the insert.  Orders need to be returned to school by Wednesday, November 16, with Internet orders due by noon on Friday, November 18.  Pick-up date is Wednesday, November 23, from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  If you have any questions, you can contact Sharon Franke (623-3992).

The Board is taking bids for snow removal at Wyneken.  The bids are to include shoveling of sidewalks (with the work to be completed by 7 a.m.)  In addition, proof of insurance will also be required.  If you have more questions or wish to submit a bid, please contact a member of the School Board (Mike Conrad, Randy Everett, or Kent Stoppenhagen) or Lowell Timm.  Bids are due by November 6.

Check out the school’s website (www.wyneken.org).  The 8th graders have been hard at work creating pages to represent every grade at school.  Take a look and see what’s happening at our school!!

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.

Congratulations to the following Friedheim students who made honor roll (3.75 GPA on a 4 point scale)—Brett Hormann, Shelby Kiess, Madison Stoppenhagen, Gunnar Cale, Brittany Franke, Ashtyn Freimuth, Alex Weiland, Elliot Conrad, and Jenna Timm.  The following made Honorable Mention (3.5 GPA)—Ethan Lichtle, Matt Gorman, Allison Hormann, Jarvis Cale, Paul Drier, Allyssa Johnson, Elizabeth Kiefer, and Clayton Stoppenhagen.  Congratulations on this accomplishment!

For the next three weeks, the students will be collecting money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  Your support of this worthwhile cause is appreciated.

The 1st & 5th grade classes are asking for your assistance in helping four needed families have a brighter Christmas this year.  A list of the items needed for these families were in the November newsletter with a list also on the bulletin boards in either entranceway of the church.  You may drop off your items at Wyneken or give them to a Wyneken student to take to the school for you.  Gift items will be accepted through December 2.

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.  Profits will be used for their trip to Washington, DC next spring.

Order forms for poinsettias and wreaths can be found in either entranceway of the church.  The 8th graders will be taking orders through December 1.  You can place your order form in the boxes in either entranceway of the church or give it to one of the Wyneken 8th graders.  If you have any questions, you can contact Beth Reinhart (547-4235).

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

Spirit Week will be held the week of October 31.  Monday is Dress Up Day, Tuesday, 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s Day; Wednesday, Stripes and Polka Dot Day; Thursday, Pajama Day; and Friday, Red, White & Blue Day.  A pep session will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, November 4, at 1:30 p.m.

We pray for safe travel as our team, coaches, cheerleaders, parents, and fans head for Indianapolis for the 7th & 8th grade boys’ basketball tournament.  We also wish our team good luck in the tournament!!



9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion


9:00 a.m.

LYF to meet @ Parish Hall – Lutheran Home


10:15 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class


6:30 p.m.

Lecture @ Bingen


7:00 p.m.

Circuit-wide Reformation Vespers Service


8:20 a.m.

Chapel @ Wyneken


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 (Nominating Committee to meet following Council Meeting)


All Day

Tabea Society


7:00 p.m.



9:00 a.m.

LWML Bible Class @ Marlene Conrad’s


7:00 p.m.

Set up for South Adams Craft Show


9:00 a.m.

Craft show @ South Adams


November 6

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion


10:15 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class

November 7


Reservations for Fellowship Dinner Due


7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

November 8

6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class


9:00 a.m.

Morning Glories


7:30 p.m.

Altar Guild

November 9

7:00 p.m.


November 10

9:00 a.m.

LWML Bible Class

November 11

5:00 p.m.

Set up for Hessen Cassel Craft Show

November 12

8:00 a.m.

Craft show @ Hessen Cassel

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