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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Reformation Sunday
October 29, 2006

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Order of Service

Page 15

The Choir

Psalm 46

The Hymns

TLH #262; LW #328; TLH #387; #266; #261

Readings

The Work of God

Jeremiah 31:31-34

God promises a new covenant of forgiveness

Romans 3:19-28

God justifies the sinner by grace through faith

John 8:31-36

God gave Christ to set men free from sin

Sermon

“Made Free” – John 8:34-36
The Reformation was the event that called for religious freedom – freedom of conscience, freedom from false teachings. We are free in Christ – free to live and live and serve.  As Christians we are …

  1. born slaves of sin (v. 34)
  2. made free by the Son (v. 36)

The Acolyte

Derek Schultz

+  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—Deb Bergman, Ron Buuck, Karly Everett, Stephanie Jordan, Dena Woerner, Gregg Schultz, Sara Blomenberg, Olga Reifsteck, Dorothy Werling, Emily Bergman, Gregg Buuck, Elliot Gehres, and Lester Werling.  We also remember in our prayers Michelle Martin our Wyneken 3rd grade teacher, Monica Stoppenhagen who teaches at Heritage, and Becky Blomenberg, 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 extended care at Adams Memorial, Roz Schamerloh who continues her treatments, Bill Fuhrman who has returned home, Monica Schaefer, Leanne Busick, our Wyneken vocal music teacher who is recovering following knee replacement surgery, and Marcia Selking, one of our cooks, who is still recovering from a fall she had at home which resulted in a head injury and a concussion and still has severe headaches and needs lots of rest.

We welcome into church membership, Cecelia Smith, who transferred to us from St. John’s Bingen.  We pray that the Lord will bless her in her new church home.

Included in this morning’s bulletin is our weekly study guide, “Time in the Word.”  This week’s theme is “A Living Hope.”

In this morning’s Adult Bible Class, we will continue looking at Bible stories from the Old Testament with the story about the persecution of David and Saul’s death. The open hostility between Saul and David grows with each passing year. Yet David maintains his integrity. How do we react to resentment, unfriendliness, and antagonism? Our lesson delves into such matters.

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? 

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

Board of Stewardship’s Food for Thought – Philemon is that little book of only 25 verses that’s tucked away in your New Testament just before Hebrews.  How many of you know the story of Philemon?  Paul identifies Philemon as “our dear friend and fellow worker (v. 1).  Philemon was also a slaveholder.  One of his slaves, a man named Onesimus, had run away from Philemon and had become a friend and servant to Paul.  Paul is writing to Philemon to plead with him to release Onesimus honorably from his state of slavery and to accept his, rather, as a brother and fellow worker for the Lord.  Isn’t it a paradox that Onesimus would escape slavery to one man only to offer voluntary servitude to another?  We understand Onesimus, though, don’t we?  When we serve out of love, and not because we’re being forced to, we serve wholeheartedly, joyfully.  We, too, were slaves.  We were slaves to sin.  In Galatians 5:1, however, Paul writes, “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free.  Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.”  Onesimus ran away from his master, but he was still bound to him.  Not so with us, for Christ has set us free from our master, sin.  Just like Onesimus, we gladly serve a new master—our Savior from that evil master.  Now we gladly obey.  We gladly serve Him by serving others.  We are not burdened by the yoke of slavery to the Law, which says we must give a tithe.  We are free to give the tithe and far beyond.  We gladly give ourselves and all we have out of love for the One Who has given us this freedom.

Following today’s worship service, 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. 

The Busy Women’s Bible Class will not meet this Monday, October 30, due to the Calithumpian Parade.  The group will meet again on November 6 at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall.

A Note from the Trustees:  Kris Blomenberg has expressed a desire to “retire” from her position and a new church custodian is needed.  Bids for groundskeeper and Parish Hall custodian will also be needed soon.  Please contact the Trustees (Chris Lichtle, Marc Lichtle, J. D. Nidlinger, or Sean Sielschott) if you have questions about these jobs or would like to submit a bid.  Thanks!

A Note from our Board of Finance:  Although Thrivent has increased their 2006 budget for their GivingPlus program by 20%, the usage of this program has increased significantly and the matching funds will, in all probability, be used up before year-end.  In order for you to get the full benefit of matching funds for your Wyneken contribution, get your matching forms turned in as soon as possible.  Once Thrivent’s budget is reached, they will stop matching.  Any questions about this program should be directed to Mike Heckman (622-7010).

The Morning Glories will be going to the craft show at South Adams High School this weekend sponsored by the Swiss Heritage Society.  Show hours for Saturday, November 4, are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Set up will be on Friday, November 3, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Anyone willing to help at this show or transport items to and/or from the show is asked to contact Marlene Conrad or Shirley Buuck.  Thanks!!

The Morning Glories have gotten a special order for a rag rug.  Needed is material (plains or patterns) in browns and/or tans.  A heavier material such as tweed, twill, denim, or, perhaps, old drapes, is needed.  If you have anything that you think might work, please drop it off at the Parish Hall.  Thanks!

Make plans to attend the Circuit Reformation Service to be held at St. John’s Bingen this evening.  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. 

Council:  The minutes from the October 3 Council Meeting can be found in your slots in the entranceways of church.  The next Council meeting is Tuesday, November 7.  Following the conclusion of the Council meeting, the Nominating Committee will meet.  Don’t forget to bring your lists of names for the various offices. 

If you would like to serve on the Church Council, please contact Pastor Dahling, Jim Heckman, or Floyd Thieme and let them know for which position you would like your name placed in nomination.

Wheat Ridge Ministries helps new, grassroots ministries serve the entire body of Christ.  We connect the gifts of God’s people with the needs of neighbors near and far—people who are hurting, homeless, frail and poor.  When you participate in the Wheat Ridge Christmas Seals program, you demonstrate compassion and offer hope in the name of the healing Christ to people of all ages, from all walks of life.  Thank you!

Lutheran Church Extension Fund is offering a special nine-month note at 6:136% APY.  This new investment note is available to all congregations and individuals with a minimum investment of $500.  This promotion is available only until the LCEF raises the $50 million needed to meet the increasing loan demand or December 31, 2006, whichever comes first.  For more information, you can go online at www.lcef.org or call Carolyn Shelton at 1-800-837-1145, extension 203.  (There are also application forms located in either entrance of the church.)

The men’s basketball team will play their first game of the season on Tuesday, November 14, at 7:30 p.m. at Bellmont Middle School.  St. Mary’s will be the opponent.  Anyone who is confirmed is eligible to play on the team.  If you have any questions, you may contact Steve Conrad (547-4597).

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

New Hope Lutheran Church is having their senior citizen’s dinner and program on Thursday, November 2, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in their Fellowship Hall.  Their will be a sing-a-long with Ed Higgins and entertainment by the Mossbury Strings.  A free-will offering will be taken to help defray the cost of the food.  Please call New Hope’s church office (622-7954) by Monday, October 30, for reservations.

You are invited to St. John Flatrock for their fish and tenderloin dinner by Ed Fox on Saturday, November 4.  Serving will be from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.    The cost is $7 for children, $4.50 for children ages 6-12, and free for children ages five and under.  Carryouts are available.  Thrivent will provide matching funds for this event.

Martini Lutheran Church, 333 Moeller Road in New Haven is having an all-you-can eat fish and tenderloin dinner on Saturday, November 4.  Serving will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. with Pampered Chef preparing the meal.  The cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children six to 11, and free for those children ages five and younger.  Thrivent is sponsoring this event.

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Ossian, is having their annual Swiss Steak Dinner and Holiday Bazaar on Sunday, November 12, with serving from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Come join us for a social time for family and friends.  The cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children.

The Valpo Club of Ft. Wayne invites you to support your Lutheran University as they face IPFW in men’s basketball on Monday, November 13.  There is a buffet dinner at 5:30 p.m. in the Century Club Room at Memorial Coliseum with the game beginning at 7 p.m.  The buffet includes hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken breast, potato salad, cole slaw, salad, cookies, brownies, and beverages.  At halftime, stop back in for snacks and beverages.  The cost for this event is $20 per person for adults and $15 for children 12 and younger.  (This doesn’t include the cost for parking.)  For reservations, contact the VU Office of Alumni Relations at 800-833-6792, extension 23, by Friday, November 3.

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).

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 370; Sunday School – 56; Bible Class - 20; Monday Evening Bible Class – 6; Early-bird Bible Class – 12.

OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Fund

Last Week’s Contributions

Home Purpose

$4,015.18

Missions

$695.00

Wyneken News

SCRIP will be available after school on Wednesdays and Fridays as well as in the school office all day on Friday.  There are two new vendors to announce—Papa John’s ($10 denominations) and Steve & Barry’s ($25 denominations).  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 SCRIP committee is also looking for someone who could volunteer to do the local/Decatur pick-ups.  It involves one morning (Tuesdays) every other week.  If interested in helping, please contact Jane Kleine at 639-7244.  Thanks! 

The Christmas catalog orders were distributed at the parent/teacher conferences last week.  If there is any problem(s) with your orders, please contact the Committee or leave a note in the school office explaining what is missing, broken, etc.  All money is to be turned in by Monday, November 13.  Thanks!

Market Day orders may be picked up in the school cafeteria on Thursday, November 2, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The Wyneken band will again be marching in Decatur’s Callithumpian parade on Monday, October 30.  The parade begins at 7 p.m. with band students to be at the normal meeting spot (the entrance to Stranton Way) at 6:30 p.m.

Wyneken will dismiss at 12:25 p.m. on Monday, November 6.  Students who ride North Adams busses will have transportation both to and from school that day.  Students who ride East Allen busses will need to find a ride home.  East Allen schools will also be closed on Friday, November 10, for their parent/teacher conferences.  Parents will need to make arrangements for their children to get to and from school that day.

The next PTL meeting will be held on Monday, November 13, at 7 p.m. in the multi-purpose room.  The 8th grade class provides childcare at no cost to the parents.  Refreshments are served after the meeting.  Come out and help support your child’s school.

Just a reminder that if your child participated in the St. Jude Math-A-Thon that the pledge sheets and money need to be turned in to the school by Wednesday, November 1.  Checks should be made payable to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The Wyneken Band Boosters is looking for band instruments (in good condition).  They would like to use these old instruments for students who might like to be in band but can’t afford an instrument.  The Boosters would keep the instruments and lend them out to children on as “as needed” basis.  So why not check out those closets and attics and see what you would be willing to donate to the band.  The Boosters may also be able to buy some instruments, depending upon the cost.  Contact the school (639-6177) or Kelly Todd (639-7291) if you have questions or have an instrument to head Wyneken’s way.

There are some dishes left from the band’s fish & tenderloin dinner.  If you are missing a pan or dish, please check the coat rack across from the childcare room.

If you have any questions about your childcare fees, please contact Tami Schultz at 639-6064.  These fees need to be paid promptly.  Thanks!

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, Cecelia Smith, and Alex Weiland.)  There is a sample of scents available to help you choose your candles. 

The 8th grade class is taking orders for poinsettias and wreaths through December 2.  Delivery dates are Monday, November 20, and Monday, December 4.  Check with any Wyneken 8th grader.

Come to the Wyneken craft show on Saturday, December 2, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The show is full so you will have the opportunity to see the crafts from over 70 vendors (a wide variety of items to look over), purchase cookies at the cookie corner (they go fast!), and have a wonderful lunch.  See you on Saturday, December 2!!

Sporting News

The varsity (7th & 8th grades) boys’ basketball teams will be heading to Indianapolis this weekend, with a pep rally scheduled for Friday afternoon at 1:30 p.m.  This is also Spirit Week—Monday is Pajama Day; Tuesday, Dress Up Day; Wednesday, Clash Day; Thursday, Western Day, and Friday, Spirit Day (Red, White, & Blue).  We pray for the safety of our players, parents, coaches, and fans as they travel to and from Indianapolis this weekend.  A game schedule wasn’t available so please check with a player about game times, locations, and opponents.  Good luck in the tourney, boys!

THIS WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

TODAY

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

  10:15 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Class  
  2:00 p.m. Installation of Rev. Sauls (Peace, Berne)
  6:30 p.m. Circuit Reformation Service @ Bingen
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
  8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
WEDNESDAY All Day  Tabea Society
  7:00 p.m. Choir
THURSDAY 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class @ Marlene Conrad’s
FRIDAY 7:00 p.m. Set up for South Adams Craft Show
SATURDAY 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Bazaar @ South Adams
  5:30 p.m. Werling/Rothert Wedding  (Seymour, IN)

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

November 5

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

 

10:15 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class

November 6

7:00 p.m.

Busy Women’s Bible Class

 

7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

November 7

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 meets following Council meeting)

November 8

8:20 a.m.

Chapel @ Wyneken

 

7:00 p.m.

Choir

November 9

8:00 a.m.

Thrivent Meeting @ Adams Memorial

 

9:00 a.m.

LWML Bible Class

 

7:00 p.m.

Wyneken School Board

November 10

 

Wedding Rehearsal

November 11

4:30 p.m.

Nidlinger/Deitmyer Wedding

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