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 19
October 15, 2006

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Order of Service

Page 15
The Choir “There is a Redeemer”

The Hymns

TLH #23; #236; #506; #611; #380; #309

The Readings

Religious Tolerance

Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29

Moses tolerates the giving of the Spirit to others

James 4:7-12

James calls for intolerance of wickedness

Mark 9:38-50

Jesus approves of a non-follower’s use of His name to cast out demons


“To be Salt” – Mark 9:50

Christians are to be as salty saints because like salt –

  1. They purify society.
  2. They preserve society.
  3. They season society.

The Acolyte

Allison Hormann

+  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—Linda Keuneke, Kristie Schlemmer, Jason Werling, Irene Bultemeier, Richard Hileman, Emma Lichtle, Grace Scheumann, Corbin Bultemeier, Hollie Hormann, Ludella Conrad, Cheryl Kiefer, Kimberly Fuhrmann, and Christine Bultemeier.  We also remember in our prayers Dean Wass, our Wyneken 5th grade teacher, Dave Miller who teaches at Bellmont Middle School, and Deb Bergman, one of our Sunday School teachers.   May our loving Savior direct, bless, and guide their lives.

May the Great Physician grant health and strength to all who are in need of His healing hand.  We especially remember in our prayers Hildegard Kiefer who is in Adams Memorial, Roz Schamerloh who continues her treatments,  Bill Fuhrman, Leanne Busick, our Wyneken vocal music teacher who underwent knee replacement surgery last week, and Marcia Selking, one of our Wyneken cooks, who fell and was hospitalized briefly last week.

We remember the friends and family of Elsie Winkelman, Larry Hitzfield’s mother, who was called to be with her Savior on Saturday, October 7, and was given Christian burial last Tuesday, October 10.  May the comforting arms of our Father be around those who mourn and remind them of that glorious day when all will be reunited with their loved ones in heaven.

We remember in our prayers Brad Schamerloh and Autumn Hickey who were married yesterday afternoon at Zion Lutheran Church in Decatur.  May the Lord be at the heart of their home and bless them as they begin their lives together.

We thank Jean & Jenna Timm for the gift of music this morning.  Jenna is accompanying her mother on the clarinet as Jean sings “As the Deer” during the offering.  May the Lord continue to bless this family.

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

In this morning’s Adult Bible Class, we will continue looking at Bible stories from the Old Testament with the story of David and Goliath.  The mighty Goliath was a giant, a fierce and mighty warrior. He threatened Israel and insulted the Lord of hosts. David shows tremendous courage and a genuine faith as he goes to battle.  With the Lord by our side, we can be victorious despite the odds.

A Note from our Sunday School:  Sunday School will dismiss at 10:45 a.m. on non-communion Sundays and at 11 a.m. on communion Sundays.  Parents, hope this helps you to know when to pick up your children.

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? 

Board of Stewardship’s Food for Thought – In 1 John 4:16 we read, “God is Love.”  God’s love is evident in His giving.  “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).  Because of His love, God gave us the gift that we needed the most—our Savior.  Out of love and gratitude for who God is and what He has done for us, we strive to live as Christ did.  Through our giving, we become like Him.  The more we give from hearts filled with love and gratitude, the more we reflect Christ’s likeness.

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!  As of Wednesday, responses have been slow to come in.  To plan the catered meal, we need a firm count by today.  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).

Thanks to all those who have volunteered to serve as coordinators for the “Meals of Grace” program.  Dawn Buuck is handling October activities.  If you want to be a part of this ministry, call Kris Blomenberg (547-4673).

The LYF will have a short meeting following the worship service this morning.  There are several events taking place yet this month.  The children’s Halloween party will be held 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. and with many willing hands should only take one hour.  The aluminum can/newspaper drive is on Saturday, October 28, beginning at 8 a.m. and finishing up around 11 a.m.  If you would like to have the youth pick up your papers and/or cans, please contact one of the LYF counselors—Mike or Denise Conrad or Jerry Bultemeyer.   Extra adult help is needed for that day as several of our youth counselors have other obligations and cannot be at the paper/can drive.  Please let Mike Conrad or Jerry Bultemeyer know if you can help out by either supervising at the Parish Hall or helping drive to pick up papers.    Following the worship service on Sunday, October 29, the youth will meet in the Parish Hall and work on putting together college/servicemen care packages.  Don’t forget to bring a regular-sized shoe box. 

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!

The joint LLL/LWML Rally will be held today at St. Peter, Fuelling, at 3 p.m.  The featured topic will be the Decatur Zone assistance in the aftermath of the Katrina disaster.  All are welcome to come.

A Note from our Board of Finance:  Through your generous first-fruits giving and your wise use of the Thrivent GivingPlus program, we are current with our home purpose bills and for this we thank you.  However, we are running approximately $2,300 behind in our mission budget.  Prayerfully consider this situation and remember the importance of the missionary work of our Synod.

There are two slips for “Prayer Partners” that have yet to be picked up.  If you haven’t gotten yours yet, please get it from the south entranceway.  Thanks!

Our congregation has been invited to St. James Ev. Lutheran Church (430 Ninth Street, Logansport, Indiana  46947) on Sunday, October 29, to help Rev. Marvin Hinkle celebrate his 40 years in the preaching and teaching ministry.  The Divine Service begins at 10:15 a.m. (EDST).  (Don’t forget about the time change on the 28th when we fall back one hour.)  There will be special music and choir selections.  Following the worship service there will be a carry-in meal (meat and drink provided) in the Parish Hall.  Please bring a side dish to share and your own table service.  Following the meal, there will be a program and presentations.  Letters of cards and encouragement may be sent to the church’s address (see address above).  We pray that the Lord continues to bless Rev. Hinkle and Harriet, as he continues to serve the Lord.

Please take a moment to look over the flier about Lutheran Home Auxiliary’s Fall Bazaar and Oktoberfest on Friday and Saturday, October 20 and 21.  Pre-sale Oktoberfest tickets ($5) can be purchased from Donna Hileman, our key lady.

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.  Rev. Kevin Wendt will share his experiences while in Thailand and Dr. Keith Harvey will share his experiences while in Kyrgyzstan.  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.

Our congregation is invited to join Peace Lutheran Church, Berne, as they install their pastor, Rev. Donald Sauls, on Sunday, October 29, at 2 p.m. 

The LWML Thursday morning Bible class will not meet this week but will resume on the 26th at 9 a.m. at the home of Ann Crosby.

Make plans to attend the Circuit Reformation Service to be held at St. John’s Bingen on Sunday, October 29.  The program begins with a 6:30 p.m. lecture, Bach’s Well-Ordered Music.”   The worship service begins at 7 p.m. with special guests Dr. Daniel G. Reuning and the Bach Collegium. 

Michael Hollman, will present his annual organ recital at Zion Lutheran Church, 2313 South Hanna Street in Ft. Wayne on Sunday, October 22, at 3:00 p.m.  Admission is free.  Come and enjoy great organ music!

Enjoy an evening of New Orleans cuisine and hear first-hand hurricane experiences from Katrina survivors and relief workers.  “A Taste of New Orleans” will feature seafood jambalaya and other southern dishes.  Special presenters include Katrina survivors Gladys Brown and Rev. Limakatso Nare from Mount Zion Lutheran Church in New Orleans.  The event will take place this evening at 5 p.m. at Concordia Lutheran High School.  (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.

Voigt’s Retreat, Inc. is sponsoring its Annual Sausage and Sauerkraut Supper on Saturday, October 28, from 5:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. at Zion’s Bauer Hall, 2313 S. Hanna Street at Creighton Ave.  The cost is $7 for ages 12 to adult and $3 for ages 3 – 11.  Carryouts are available.  If you need more information, please contact the church office at 744-1489. 

St. John’s Bingen invites you to their Swiss steak dinner on Sunday, October 29.  Serving begins at 10:30 a.m. and carryouts are available.

Dads, do you remember when your little girl first smiled at you and all the hopes and dreams you envisioned?  Fathers, grandfathers, uncles, etc. are so important in a girl’s life no matter what age.  Fort Wayne Lutherans for Life want to honor, encourage, and equip you in your role.  A date night is planned for Saturday, November 4, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 917 West Jefferson.  A candlelight dinner with music, door prizes, and entertainment from the Riverside Dance Group will be provided.  The cost is $5 per person and reservations need to be made by calling Becki at Emmanuel Lutheran Church (423-1369).

I wish to thank all those who helped me last Sunday. I was so appreciative of all those who helped me when I fell.   There were no broken bones for which I’m very thankful.  May the Lord bless each of you. – Dorothy Droege

We wish to thank Pastor Dahling for his prayers, support, and visits to Larry’s mother, Elsie Hitzfield, at her home, in hospice, and at the hospital.  We also appreciated his conducting the funeral service last Tuesday.  To our Friedheim family, we thank you for your cards, prayers, and support during this difficult time.  May the Lord bless each of you.  – Larry & Carol Hitzfield

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 242; Sunday School – 42; Monday Evening Bible Class - 6; Early-bird Bible Class - 9



Last Week’s Contributions

Home Purpose




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 Wyneken 8th grade class invites you to the school carnival to be held today from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  It will be a “western” theme this year with food, fun, games, and a silent auction.  Come out and have a good time!  (See the flier included in this morning’s bulletin for some of the silent auction items.)  The profits from this event will go towards the class’s trip to DC next spring.

A Christmas musical will be given on Tuesday, November 28, by our 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders.  To help with costumes, we need large pieces of all different kinds of materials for shepherd and angel costumes.  If you could donate any material, please bring it to Wyneken by this Friday, October 20.  Please put your name and phone number on your material so we can return any unused material to you. Thank you so much!! God’s Blessings!!

The end of the first quarter is this Friday, October 20, with report cards issued on Tuesday, October 24.  Parent teacher conferences are scheduled for Wednesday & Thursday, October 25 & 26.  These dates will be half-day of classes with school dismissing at 12:25 p.m.  (Students riding East Allen busses will need to find transportation home both days.)  No classes will be held on our fall break on Friday, October 27.

Mrs. Melissa Klamer, our band director, will temporarily fill in for Mrs. Leanne Busick, our vocal music teacher, while Leanne is recovering from knee surgery.  Since Mrs. Klamer is available mornings only, the daily schedule has been temporarily rearranged.  However, the Wyneken Choir, which has been meeting on Tuesdays after school, will not be meeting until Mrs. Busick returns to school later this year.

Market Day order forms are included in today’s bulletin.  The forms need to be returned to school by Thursday, October 26, with Internet orders due by noon on Saturday, October 28.  Pick up day is Thursday, November 2, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the cafeteria.  New items for November are Mediterranean pizza ($6.69 for two) and BBQ chicken pizzas ($849 for two).  Specials this month include ¼ pound ground beef patties ($11.49) fully cooked pot roast ($13.47), whole pork tenderloins ($12.98), chicken fries ($11.89) oven-ready butterfly shrimp ($14.29), shrimp & crab parmesan dip ($9.99), Gatorade kid-size variety pack ($15.49), Florentine lasagna roll-ups ($8.29), Philly cheese steak kit ($11.49), peas ($8.39), cheese pizza eat-zzas ($6.49), apple blossoms. ($8.29), lemon delight bars ($7.49), and sausage & egg pancake sandwich ($10.79).  It’s also pie bonus days!  Each mouth-watering selection helps Wyneken earn more in November.  Also take time to look over the holiday selections.  The website is www.marketday.com and can be accessed 24/7.

The Wyneken Band Boosters thank all those who supported the band’s fish and tenderloin and the band parents and students who worked so hard that night.  Band parents are asked to meet at 7 p.m. on Friday, October 20.  Topics to be discussed include this year’s dinner and funds appropriation, as well as any other concerns or comments.

The 8th grade class is selling Gold Canyon candles from now through October 30.  You must pay for your candles at the time you purchase them.  (Friedheim’s 8th graders include Brittany Franke, Ashtyn Freimuth, Matt Gorman, Allison Hormann, Jessica Linnemeier, Derek Schultz, and Alex Weiland.)  There is a sample of scents available to help you choose your candles. 

The tables are all sold (with a possibility of opening up another classroom if enough interest is shown) for Wyneken’s December 2 craft show.  If you would still like to have a booth at the sale, please contact Hollie Hormann (724-8538) or Kelly Todd (639-7291).  Table rental is $25.  Mark your calendar and plan on coming to the craft show for the cookie corner (they go fast!), a wide variety of crafts to look over, and a wonderful lunch menu.  See you on Saturday, December 2!!

Sporting News

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! 

As soccer and volleyball seasons come to an end, the athletes would like to thank their coaches, parents, and fans for supporting them throughout the season. 

The varsity boys’ basketball teams will soon start preparing for their Indy tournament to be held the weekend of November 3-5.



9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

  10:30 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Class
  10:30 a.m.

 LYF Meeting

  3:00 p.m. LWML/LLL Fall Rally @ Fuelling
    Reservations for Newlywed fellowship due
MONDAY 7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
  7:00 p.m. Busy Women’s Bible Class
TUESDAY 6:00 a.m. Early Bird Bible Class
  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
  9:00 a.m. Donation Day at the Seminary
WEDNESDAY 8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  All Day Tabea Society Extra Quilting
  7:00 p.m. Choir
THURSDAY 8:00 a.m. Thrivent Meeting @ Adams Memorial
FRIDAY-SATURDAY   Lutheran Home Fall Bazaar & Oktoberfest


October 22

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service

  10:15 a.m.

Lutheran Witness Subscription Due

  10:15 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Class  
  5:30 p.m. Newlywed Fellowship Dinner
October 23 7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
  7:00 p.m. Busy Women’s Bible Class
October 24 6:00 a.m. Early Bird Bible Class
  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
    Newsletter items needed in church office
October 25 8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  7:00 p.m. Choir
  7:30 p.m. LYF to set up for Halloween Party
October 26 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class @ Ann Crosby’s
  6:30 p.m. Children’s Halloween Party
October 28 8:00 a.m.

LYF paper & aluminum can drive

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