Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

We welcome you to Friedheim.  If you are communing this morning, please take a moment to complete a communion registration card.  There are cards in either entranceway of the church.  You may place the card in the offering plate or give it to one of the Deacons.  If you are visiting, 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 17
October 1, 2006

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Order of Service

Page 15
The Choir “My Faith Looks Up to Thee”

The Hymns

TLH #7; #425; #447; #370; #390; #352

The Readings

The Faith of a Christian
Isaiah 50:4-10 The Christian faith endures suffering
James 2:1-5, 8-10, 14-18 The Christian faith is expressed in impartial service

Mark 8:27-35

The Christian faith confesses Jesus as the Christ

Sermon

“Christ & The Message of the Cross” - Mark 8:31-33

  1. Christ without the cross
  2. Christ with the cross

The Acolyte

Ashtyn Freimuth

+  Soli Deo Gloria  +

Statement of Communion Practice

We believe that in the Lord’s Supper we receive the true Body and Blood of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in, with, and under the bread and wine.  We welcome to our Altar all who share this belief and are fellow members of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.  If you are communing with us for the first time, please speak to one of the Deacons or Pastor Dahling. 

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Sara Rhymer, Dawn Heckman, Dan Bushee, Marvene Buuck, Robert Hartmann, Tori Johnson, Shayla Lee, Sylvia Scheumann, Jenny Spangler, and Mary Gallmeyer.  We also remember in our prayers Keith Dicke, our Wyneken 7th grade teacher, Linda Keuneke who teaches at Bishop Luers, and Wava Lichtle, one of Sunday School teachers.   May our loving Savior direct, bless, and guide their lives.

We welcome Christopher Hull and his wife, Allison, to the Friedheim family.  Chris is our newest fieldworker.  We pray the Lord’s blessings upon him as he studies for the ministry.

May the Great Physician grant health and strength to all who are in need of His healing hand.  We especially remember in our prayers Helen Erxleben who is now in extended care at Adams Memorial Hospital, Roz Schamerloh who continues her treatments, Bill Fuhrman, and Irene Kiess.

We rejoice with Dick & Alma Miller who are celebrating their 56th wedding anniversary today, as well as Pastor Dahling’s parents, Fred & Sue Dahling, who are celebrating their 51st wedding anniversary today.  May the Lord continue to bless these couples.

We remember in our prayers Amber Davis and Zac Lichtle who were married yesterday afternoon at Friedheim.  We pray the Lord’s blessings upon this couple as they begin their life together.

We remember our LWML, Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, in our prayers this morning as today is LWML Sunday.  May the work of this organization continue to be used to God’s glory.

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

Pastor will be out of town this Monday and Tuesday, attending a pastors’ conference in Indianapolis.  Please contact Vicar Conrad Oehlert, at Immanuel (Union Township), in case of a pastoral emergency.

Our Adult Bible Class continues looking at Bible stories from the Old Testament.  Of all the kings that rule over Israel, David is the man who lived after God’s own heart. As we review the events of his life, we will soon see that he is a sheep of Christ’s fold, a lamb of His flock, a sinner of His own redeeming. The lessons drawn from reviewing David’s life give us insight as we examine our own lives.

Prayer Partner forms are included in this morning’s bulletin.  Names will be exchanged following the worship service this morning. Take a minute to complete the form and place it in the box in the south entranceway of the church. (All names will be placed in that box and then you may take one slip out, if you put one slip in, as you leave church this morning.)   

Tune in to the Lutheran Hour which 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 is also broadcast 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. on Sunday. 

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? 

Next Sunday, October 8, is our Quarterly Voters’ Meeting.  The meeting will be held following the worship service.  All members are invited to stay and listen to the reports from the various boards and committees.  (A reminder that all reports that need to be copied and distributed to the congregation should be in the church office by Thursday, October 5.  Thanks!)

Board of Stewardship’s Food for Thought – In every church, there are people who continually rise to the occasion to get the work done.  Although God calls each of us to follow and serve Him, many of us are much more concerned about our own lives and goals than assisting in the Lord’s work.  If we focus on “I, me, mine, and myself,” we take care of “number one” to the exclusion of helping and serving.  In our prayers, we should be asking God to grant us hearts that want to serve, and we should be asking Him, “What do you want to achieve through me today?”

The Board of Stewardship will be honoring Friedheim’s newlyweds (those couples married in the year 2000 or after) on Sunday, October 22.  The evening begins around 5:30 p.m. with dinner served at 6 p.m. (in the Parish Hall), followed by a few fun activities with the evening ending around 8 p.m.  This is a free night out!  Please contact a member of the Board of Stewardship (Dale Heckman – 724-4340, Davon Bultemeier – 639-7365, Kris Blomenberg – 547-4673) or Pastor Dahling (547-4534) by Sunday, October 15.  So leave your dishes in the cupboard and join with other Friedheim couples for an evening of laughter and fellowship.

The LYF has several activities coming up in the next few weeks.  Today our LYF has been invited to Ft. Wayne’s Concordia Seminary to view the “Lift High the Cross” balloon.  The children’s Halloween party will be held on Thursday, October 26, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.  (Each youth group member is to bring two bags of candy.)  The LYF hayride will be held following the children’s party.  Decorating the Parish Hall will take place Wednesday night, October 25, at 7:30 p.m.  The aluminum can/newspaper drive will be held on Saturday, October 28, beginning at 8 a.m.  If you would like to have the youth pick up your papers and/or cans, please contact one of the LYF counselors—Stan or Tami Stoppenhagen, Mike or Denise Conrad, or Jerry Bultemeyer. 

Since pastor is out-of-town, the Monday evening Bible class that meets in the church basement will be cancelled.  It will resume next Monday evening, October 9.

The Busy Women’s Bible Class now meets on Monday evenings in the Parish Hall at 7 p.m.  The group has just begun a new book, “Discovering God’s Will for Our Lives.”   All ladies are welcome to join the group, realizing that not everyone can come each week.  Just come the weeks that work in your schedule.  Hope to see you this evening!

Are you interested in being a part of the “Meals of Grace” program?  There will be a meeting of those interested in participating in this ministry on Tuesday, October 3, in the Parish Hall at 7 p.m.  If you cannot make the meeting, but wish to help, please call Kris Blomenberg (547-4673) and she can put your name on a list.  Thanks!

Council Members:  The minutes from the September 5 Council Meeting are in your slots in the entranceway of the church.  The next meeting is Tuesday, October 3, at 8 p.m. in the church basement.

A Note from the Trustees:  Both Kris Blomenberg and Mark Witte have expressed a desire to “retire” from their positions.  Kris as church custodian and Mark from cash renting the church ground.  Their faithful service will be missed.  Please contact the Trustees (Chris Lichtle, Marc Lichtle, J. D. Nidlinger, or Sean Sielschott) as soon as possible if you have questions about these jobs or would like to submit a bid.  Thanks!

Donation Day at Concordia Theological Seminary will be held on Tuesday, October 17.  Registration will be at 9 a.m. at Sihler Auditorium lobby with campus tours and tours of co-ops at 9 a.m. with the chapel service held at 10 a.m. at Kramer Chapel.  At 11 a.m. their will be a student/co-op style show followed by lunch and then the 1 p.m. program with the Rev. John Pless speaking about his Madagascar trip with the closing at 2 p.m.  This is an opportunity to bring your contributions for the seminary’s food and clothing banks.  There are registration forms in either entranceway of the church, which must be returned to Delores Scheumann (with a $10 registration/luncheon fee by Tuesday, October 3.

The Morning Glories will be heading to Ossian Elementary School for their Annual Dollars for Scholars Craft Show on Saturday, October 7.  The group could use help transporting items on Friday (set up time is 5 p.m.) and bring back on Saturday (show hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.)  If you have any items you would like to donate (no food items, please), please have them to the Parish Hall by Friday morning, October 6.  If you would like to help work at the show, you can contact Marlene Conrad or Shirley Buuck.

This afternoon the March for Life Committee will hold its 14th annual Memorial Service remembering those little ones who are aborted each year.  The Memorial Service begins at 2 p.m. in the Catholic Cemetery at 3500 Lake Avenue and is non-denominational.

The subscription rate for The Lutheran Witness for 2007 will be $13 per subscription.  In order to receive your January 2007 issue on time, renewals/new subscription information must be in the church office no later than Sunday, October 22.  If you are writing a check, please write it to Zion, Friedheim.  You may place your check along with your name in an envelope marked “Witness” and place it in the offering plate.  The church will receive a bill and will write one check for all the subscriptions.  Thanks so much for your help in this matter!

Reserve Saturday, October 28, for the 32nd Annual Convention of the LLL in Decatur, Indiana.  Inspiring speakers, good meals, and visiting with friends from all over the District will make it an exciting day.  Registration forms are in either entranceway of the church and need to be returned to Al Hormann.  Anyone attending the convention may bring a box or two of items for the Orphan Grain Train.  Gene Wint is bringing transportation to take these donations to their Southern Indiana warehouse for shipping.

Lutherfest 2006 will be held at Concordia Seminary on Friday, October 6.  A German meal will be served in Katherine Luther Dining Hall from 5 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.  There will then be a showing of The Chronicles of Narnia in Sihler Auditorium at 7 p.m.  The movie will be followed by a question and answer session led by the Rev. Scott E. Stiegemeyer.  Ticket prices, which include the dinner and movie, are $7 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under.  Call 452-2204 for tickets.  Proceeds will go toward the refurbishing of the Student Commons and will be matched by funds from Thrivent.

The Indiana District Northeast Region of the International Lutheran Laymen’s League will hold its annual golf tournament on Saturday, October 7, at Autumn Ridge Golf Club (11420 Auburn Road in Ft. Wayne).  This year’s tournament will benefit the “Global Care Packages—Uruguay.”  (See the insert in today’s bulletin about this program.  The day begins with registration between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m., with a Florida Scramble starting at 9 a.m.  Lunch will be served at 12:15 p.m. with awards presented at 12:30 p.m.  You can send your entry form to Wallace Borchelt at 5356 N 700 E, Churubusco, IN  46723.  The $70 entrance fee (checks made payable to Ft. Wayne Zone, LLL) for each person needs to be turned in by October 5.  There are entry forms in either entranceway of the church if you are interested in this benefit tournament.

“Lift High the Cross” will be at Concordia Theological Seminary today.  For all those who didn’t get to see the balloon here, you are invited to the Seminary.  Tethered rides will be available probably around 5:30 p.m.  Crew call is tentatively scheduled for 5 p.m.  Since many of the crew didn’t get their free tethered flight while the balloon was here at Friedheim, you are invited to wear your “crew shirt” and get your free tethered flight at the seminary.

St. Peter-Immanuel invites all to their Social Studies Fair and Soup/Sandwich Lunch today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the school.  Proceeds will benefit their 7th & 8th graders as they raise funds for the DC trip next spring.

Trinity Lutheran Church, 7819 Decatur Road in Ft. Wayne is having a rummage and bake sale on Friday and Saturday, October 6 and 7.  The hours on Friday are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday the hours are 9 a.m. to noon with a $2 a bag sale.

Ft. Wayne Lutherans for Life are having a pancake and sausage breakfast next Sunday, October 8, from 7 a.m. to noon at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 917 West Jefferson in Ft. Wayne.  Breakfast will be made when you order.  There will be a free-will offering with proceeds going for pro-life events.

“A Taste of New Orleans” will be held at Concordia Lutheran High School on Sunday, October 15, at 5 p.m.  Join Hurricane Katrina survivors and relief workers for an evening of southern food, fellowship, and information.  Learn how you can still help.  (Check out the fliers in either entranceway of the church for more information.)  Tickets are just $5.  You can call Emmanuel Lutheran Church (423-1369) for reservations or send $5 for each ticket (checks payable to Indiana District-LCMS) to Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 917 West Jefferson, Ft. Wayne, IN  46802.

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 245; Sunday School – 53; Bible Class – 17; Early-bird Bible Class - 9

OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Fund

Last Week’s Contributions

Home Purpose

$3,544.45

Missions

$270.00

Wyneken Contributions for September - $3,245.00

Wyneken News

SCRIP will be available after school on Wednesdays and Fridays as well as in the school office all day on Friday.  See Kim Weiland, our SCRIP representative, this morning and get your SCRIP.  You can E-mail Kim at kimw@sgiinc.com and place your SCRIP order. 

The band’s fish/tenderloin dinner is this Friday, October 6, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with dine-in and carryouts available. Besides all you can eat fish and tenderloin, the meal includes cheesy scalloped potatoes, cole slaw, roll, homemade dessert, and drink.  The cost is $7 for adults (13 years of age or older), $4 (ages 6-12), and children five and under may eat free.  This will also give you an opportunity to meet the new band director, Mrs. Melissa Klamer.  Band parents; don’t forget to bring your dessert (three pies or two 9” x 13” pans)!

Sealed bids are being taken for the used meat slicer from the kitchen.  If you are interested in submitting a bid, sent it to school, ATTN:  KITCHEN.  Last day to submit a bid is Friday, October 13.

Market Day orders may be picked up Thursday, October 5, from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the school’s cafeteria.  If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Franke (623-3992).

The teachers will be attending the INPEC conferences in Indianapolis on Monday and Tuesday, October 2 and 3.  Wyneken will not have classes on those days.

Students who ride East Allen busses will need to find transportation to school on Thursday, October 5, since East Allen has a scheduled two-hour late start.

Gibby’s Photo Studios will be taking school pictures this Friday, October 6.  

The Wyneken 8th grade class invites you to the school carnival to be held from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 15.  It will be a “western” theme this year with food, fun, games, and a silent auction.  Come out and have a good time!  The profits from this event will go towards the class’s trip to DC next spring.

Tables (only seven left) are still available for this year’s craft show on Saturday, December 2, at Wyneken.  If you would like to reserve a spot, please contact Hollie Hormann (724-8538) or Kelly Todd (639-7291).  Table rental is $25.

Sporting News

Boys’ soccer:  The varsity team begins tournament play this week with first round action on Thursday, October 5, at Kreager Park at 5 p.m.  Second round games will be played on Friday, October 6, at Kreager at 5 p.m.  Check with a player concerning opponents and field number.  Good luck, guys!  The JV team plays St. Paul at the Seminary on Wednesday, October 4, at 4 p.m.

Girls’ volleyball:  The 7th & 8th grade squads face St. Peter at Wyneken on Wednesday, October 4, with the 7th grade match starting at 4:15 p.m. followed by the 8th graders at 5:30 p.m.  The 8th grade squad faces St. John’s Flatrock at Wyneken on Saturday, October 7, at 8:30 a.m. and Unity at 10:30 a.m.  The 7th grade squad will face Flatrock at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday at Wyneken.  The JV team faces St. Peter-Immanuel at 4:15 p.m. on Thursday, October 5, at 4:15 p.m. with the 5th grade team playing at 5:15 p.m.

Would you be interested in coaching the 5th grade boys’ or girls’ basketball teams?  Since the basketball season will begin soon, please contact Tim Scheumann (639-6085) as soon as possible.  Thanks! 

Parents are reminded, that if a student stays after school for a sibling’s extra-curricular activity, that the student will be sent to Child Care while waiting for a parent to arrive for the game.

A special thank you goes out to all who made the recent Wyneken varsity volleyball invitational such a success.  It took everyone’s effort to do such a great job!

THIS WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

TODAY

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion (LWML Sunday) 

  10:30 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Class
MONDAY   No School @ Wyneken
  7:00 p.m. Busy Women’s Bible Class
TUESDAY   No School @ Wyneken
  6:00 a.m. Early Bird Bible Class
  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
  7:00 p.m. Elders’ Meeting
  7:00 p.m. Meals of Grace Meeting
  7:30 p.m. Trustees’ Meeting
  8:00 p.m. Council Meeting
WEDNESDAY 7:00 p.m. Choir
THURSDAY 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class @ Doris Conrad’s
FRIDAY 8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  4:30 p.m. Band’s fish & tenderloin
  5:00 p.m.

Set up for Ossian Dollars for Scholars craft show

SATURDAY 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Ossian Dollars for Scholars Craft Show

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

October 8

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service (Mission Sunday)

  10:15 a.m. Quarterly Voters’ Meeting
  10:15 a.m. Sunday School
October 9 7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
  7:00 p.m. Busy Women’s Bible Class
October 10 6:00 a.m. Early Bird Bible Class
  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
  7:30 p.m. LWML Quarterly Meeting
October 11 8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  7:00 p.m. Choir
October 12 8:00 a.m. Thrivent Meeting @ Adams Memorial
  9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class
  7:00 p.m.

Wyneken School Board

October 14 4:30 p.m.

Schamerloh/Hickey Wedding @ Zion,Decatur

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