Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

As you enter Friedheim’s sanctuary today to worship the Lord, greet each other in Christian love.  It is wonderful to be in the house of the Lord, a freedom we enjoy in this country of ours.  Through the grace of God, we owe a debt of gratitude to those who gave their lives for this freedom.  Remember them on this Memorial Day.  If you are a guest, we ask that you sign one of our guest registries.  There is a registry in either entranceway of the church.  Please come back and worship with us again soon.

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May 27, 2007

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Order of Service

Page 5

The Hymns

TLH #231; #224; #230


God’s Use of Language

Genesis 11:1-9             

Language to confuse the world
Acts 2:1-21    Language to understand the Gospel
John 15:26-27; 16:4b-11 Language to witness to Christ
Sermon “The Spirit & The Word” – John 14:23-31

The Acolyte

Gunnar Cale

+  Soli Deo Gloria  +

We thank Jeff Keuning for delivering this morning’s sermon message.  Jeff was the former vicar at Peace and will be ordained and installed in his first preaching ministry soon.  We pray the Lord’s blessings upon Jeff and his family as they begin this phase of their ministry.

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Ruby Werling, Mitzi Gardner, Loren Hartmann, Tami Schultz, David Blomenberg, Rudi Eidam, Adam Buuck, Zac Lichtle, Sherri Johnson, Andrea Johnson, and Alicia Drier.  We also remember in our prayers our Wyneken librarian, Gemila Rabel, and Lisa Kiess who teaches at Adams Central.   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 Helen Erxleben, Harold Kleine (Carma Conrad’s father), Eugene Meyer (Tammy Dahling’s uncle, who is a patient at St. Joe), Troy Sinar (Dick & Donna Hileman’s nephew), Shirley Fuhrmann (sister-in-law of Ken and Stan Fuhrmann), and Derek Shoaf (Evelyn Keuneke’s great nephew).

We remember in our prayers Andrea Jackson and Michael Driscoll who will be married this Saturday, June 2, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Ft. Wayne.  May the Lord bless this young couple as they begin their lives together.

We rejoice with Elfurt & Adele Blomenberg who will celebrate their 58th wedding anniversary on Tuesday, May 29.  May our Father in heaven, continue to be at the heart of their home and bless and guide them.

We remember those who are serving our country—Brian Moeller who is in Iraq, Jason Putteet, Cam Koldyke (Audra’s husband), Josh Colwell (Tiffany’s husband), our reservists, Josh, Zach, and Jacob Stoppenhagen, Mike Brandt, and Brian Journay (grandson of Dick & Alma Miller), Justin Grant (Shirley Buuck’s nephew) who is in Afghanistan, Cody Kiess, grandson of Gene and Irene Kiess, and Aaron Allen and Toney Hempel, Lucile Stoppenhagen’s grandsons, who are both deployed in Iraq.  May the Lord protect and guide them in their missions.

Included in this morning’s bulletin is our weekly study guide, “Time in the Word.”  This week’s theme is “The Blessed Trinity Blesses.”

Please note that Pastor’s Monday night Bible class will not meet on the 28th but will resume on June 4. 

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.  Lutheran Hour can also be heard on WOWO (1190 AM) on Sunday mornings at 11 a.m.  Tune in! 

On Worship for Shut Ins today’s message by Rev. Richard Koehneke of Holy Cross is “The Holy Spirit” from Acts 2:38.  The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Holy Trinity, coequal and coeternal with the Father and the Son.  His work is vital and wonderful!  You can tune in to Worship for Shut Ins on Sunday mornings at 6:30 a.m. on WPTA-TV Channel 21, on Digital 33.2 & Satellite 252 on Sunday mornings at 8 a.m., or on Comcast Cable Channel 55 on Sunday and Monday afternoons at 4 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?  

Sunday School students are reminded that their donations for the Scheele family were to be turned in last week.  If you forgot to bring them, please say something to Kim Weiland or Tina Geels, our Sunday School Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent, and get them to them as soon as possible.  The money will be forwarded to the Scheele family very soon.

Board of Stewardship’s Food for Thought – Our Heavenly Father has given each one of us at least one spiritual gift.  Simply stated, a spiritual gift is a Spirit-endowed ability for Christian service.  This spiritual gift is something we do not deserve and cannot earn or achieve through our own efforts.  By God’s grace, we have been given spiritual gifts so that we can edify God’s Church.  As stewards, we should attempt to identify our spiritual gift or gifts and use them within our churches.  If we choose not to use the spiritual gifts that God has given us, we are robbing the Church, and forcing other members of the Body of Christ to carry our loads.

“Lutheran Night” at the Wizards has been scheduled for Friday, June 15.  It’s now a doubleheader with a start time of 5:30 p.m.  The Wizards will be playing the Lugnuts (a minor league team of the Toronto Blue Jays).  You will receive a voucher for a Lutheran Night hat from Thrivent and have an opportunity to win a $50 gift certificate from the Wizards Souvenir Store, an autographed team bat, and a chance to throw out a ceremonial first pitch and more!  There will be a “Faster Pastor” trophy given to the Lutheran Pastor who has the best fastball in town.  Kids, if you have an “A” on your report card and bring your card to the Thrivent kiosk you will receive a free speed pitch voucher and free popcorn.  Two students will be selected to come back to the Wizards Christian concert on July 19 as a VIP guest, throwing out a ceremonial first pitch and meeting their favorite Wizards players.    “Quick Change” who were recent contestants on “America’s Got Talent” will also be at the game.  See Leesa Heckman today for your $3 tickets ($1 of each ticket goes to Lutheran Social Services).  There are still 25 tickets available at this price.

For a $10 donation, you can purchase a luminary in honor of a cancer survivor or in memory of someone who has lost that battle.  You can check with Gene or Irene Kiess this morning to sign up.  Luminaries need to be purchased by June 10.  You might also wish to help sponsor one of our Relay for Life walkers—Marlene Conrad, Sharon, Brittany, & Anna Franke, Ashtyn Freimuth, Joyce & Leesa Heckman, Al, Shirley, &r Allison Hormann, Gene & Irene Kiess, Derek Schultz, Betty Sielschott, Cecelia Smith, Tracy & Deb Stevens, and Alex Weiland.  See them to give them your pledge!

Friedheim is asked to bring some food for the Relay supper on Friday, June 22. Two roasters of German potato salad have already been donated, but we still need 150 hot dogs and 100 servings of desserts (9’ x 13” disposable pans preferred).  Workers are also needed.  If you can work any of these shifts, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. (one worker), 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. (two workers), and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (two workers), it would be appreciated.  Please call Leesa Heckman (724-4340) if you are willing to work or make a food donation.

Council Members:  Don’t forget to pick up your minutes from last month’s Council Meeting.  The next Council Meeting will take place on Tuesday, June 5, at 8 p.m. in the church basement.  You may pick up your minutes after the worship service today.

As you look at the graveyard, you will notice American flags placed by the graves of our veterans who have served during the various conflicts with which our country has been involved.  If for some reason a flag is not placed at your loved ones grave and you believe it should be there, please contact Ben Miller.  Ben has, with love, gratitude, and pride, placed these flags for many years to honor these veterans and for that we wish to thank him.

Men, if you enjoy playing softball, why not consider becoming part of Friedheim’s team in the Fast Pitch League.  Games this week will be played on Tuesday, May 29, at 7 p.m. against Flatrock and on Wednesday, May 30, at 8:30 p.m. versus Soest.  All games are played at Hoagland’s Fireman’s Park.  Any questions, you can contact Jason Buuck (413-0702).

Lutheran Home Auxiliary is planning a chicken barbecue for Friday, June 8, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Carry outs are available from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Tickets are $6 pre-sale or $6.50 at the door.  You can also get just one-half chicken at the drive through (3 p.m. to 6 p.m.) for $3.50).  Check with Donna Hileman, our congregational representative, for tickets.  You can phone her at 639-3125.

Friedheim is in charge of providing birthday cakes for Lutheran Home’s birthday celebrations in July.  The cakes are needed by July 11.  Please see Donna Hileman if you are willing to help.  She’ll get you all the details.

Recognition of the Class of 2007 (high school) will be on Sunday, June 3, during our worship service.

Cheryl Bultemeyer and Jan Buuck will serve on Altar Guild for June.  Elliot Conrad and Chase McAllister will be our youth ushers for June.  Shelly Kiefer will be our coordinator for the “Meals of Grace” program.  Contact her at 547-4327 if you know of someone who could benefit from this ministry.

Mark Sunday, June 10, on your calendar.  You will have an opportunity to attend a Gottesdienst (German Church Service) at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 709 West Jefferson Blvd., in Ft. Wayne.  Experience a traditional German-language service led by Pastor Detlev Schultz with a musical performance by the Suzuki Children.  The service begins at 12:45 p.m.

You can still register for the Concordia Theological Seminary’s Grand Ol’e Lutheran Fellowship (GOLF) Outing on Saturday, June 23, at Cobblestone Golf Course in Kendallville, Indiana.  Check-in begins at noon with the outing officially beginning at 1 p.m. with a shotgun start.  A requested donation of $85 will cover green fees, cart, and a catered dinner.  The field is limited the 144 golfers—so register early by contacting Nancy Embler (260-452-2162) or Annette Gard (260-452-2249).  All proceeds go toward the construction of a community playground.

A golf outing, sponsored by the Decatur Men’s FastPitch Softball League, is set for Saturday, July 14, beginning at 7:30 a.m. at Grey Goose in Decatur.  The cost is $180 for a four-person team.  Please contact Todd Busick at 223-1834 to register your team.

Show your support for our U.S. Veterans by attending the Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 28.  The Marching Concordia Cadets as well as the JROTC Battalion will be participating.  The parade time is 11 a.m. and the route begins at State Street, traveling up Parnell, and ending at the Memorial Coliseum.

Check out our website, www.zionfriedheim.org, and see what’s new!

A special thank you to Pastor Dahling for his visits, prayers, and Christian care and concern shown to us during Hildegard’s illness and passing.  A thank you also goes out to the Bereavement Committee for the luncheon they provided and to the congregation for their prayers, cards, visits, food, and other support received during these difficult days.  May the Lord bless each of you. – Gerhard Kiefer & family

A big THANK YOU to the youth for the super fine job they did of painting and etc.  God Bless You. – Dick & Donna Hileman

I wish to thank everyone, the Sunday School superintendents, the staff, and students for my surprise—a beautiful stained glass cross, which I put in my living room window to remind me of Jesus and all the love extended to me.  A special thanks to Pastor for his words of congratulations, to Kris Blomenberg who masterfully made the cross lovingly with her gifted hands, and to all who helped pick out the pattern for the cross and the colors that matched my living room.  Friedheim is our extended family and I want to thank you for all your support throughout my years of teaching. Thanks so much!  – Bonnie Buuck

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 269 with 198 receiving Holy Communion; Busy Women’s Bible Class – 8; Early-bird Bible Class - 8 



Last Week’s Contributions

Home Purpose




Wyneken News

SCRIP will be available at Wyneken after school on Wednesdays and Fridays and all day on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.  Consider SCRIP for all those upcoming graduations and weddings.  See Kim Weiland this morning to make your purchases.  You can E-mail Kim at kimw@sgiinc.com and place your SCRIP order. 

We pray for safe travel for our classes heading out on field trip this week.  Our second and third graders are going to Ouabache Park in Bluffton on Thursday, May 31

Do you have a yard sign advertising our Wyneken School?  If so, please place them in your yards now as we begin the registration process for next school year.  If you would like to place a sign in your yard, contact the school office.  Thanks!

Coordinators are needed for the PTL Christmas Card sales program.  If you would be willing to help or would like more information on what is involved, please contact one of the PTL officers—Bill Johnson, Kent Kleine, or Cindy Gallmeyer.  Thanks!

Fun Day is scheduled for Friday, June 1.  Help is always appreciated for this special day for all the students in our school. 

Please remember that all school accounts—registration, hot lunch, library, and childcare—needs to be paid by June 1 or report cards will be held.  Any questions, please contact the school office at 639-6177.  If you have questions about your childcare statement, call Tami Schultz at 639-6064.

Students who earned enough AR points to go to Dairy Queen will go on Tuesday, May 29, with the Pizza Hut trip planned for Wednesday, May 30.  Keep on reading to reach your goals!

Make-up days have been scheduled.  School will now be held on May 30, May 31, June 1, and June 4.  No lunch will be served on the 4th with dismissal at 11 a.m.  There will be a closing chapel and awards presentation.  Please mark your calendars accordingly.  Students who ride North Adams busses will need to find transportation both to and from school that day.  Those who ride on East Allen busses will need to find a way home. 

Eighth grade graduation is Thursday, May 31, at St. Paul, Preble.  The graduation service begins at 7 p.m.

It’s the last chance to order Market Day before the summer break!  You can contract Sharon Franke (623-3992) by noon on Saturday, June 2, with your order or place an Internet order (www.marketday.com) by noon on the 2nd.  Orders can be picked up on Thursday, June 7, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.  Thanks for supporting this program throughout the year.

Mark your calendar for Saturday, June 16.  Beginning at 8 a.m. that morning, there will be a school work day.  Your help is needed to do some clean up work.  With everyone’s help, we should finish up around noon.

Did you miss kindergarten round up?  If so, there are packets available in the school office that you will need for your child to enroll in school next fall.  Stop in soon and pick up this information.

Do you plan on going to Kings Island this year?  A coupon is available in the school office that will get you a discount on your tickets.  This coupon is good for the remaining two weekends in May and for every day throughout the summer.

Don’t forget to save your box tops, Campbell’s labels, and pop tabs over the summer and turn them in to Wyneken next fall.   Wednesday, May 30, is the last day to bring in toner cartridges.  Save them over them summer and bring them in next fall. Thanks for supporting these various fund-raising activities. 

Attention parents of 7th and 8th graders:  Applications for Indiana’s 21st Century Scholarship are available in the school office.  They need to be returned to the state by June 30.

Beginning Tuesday, June 5, Wyneken will be on their summer schedule.  The school office will be open from 9 a.m. to noon.

The next Nelson chicken and rib sale will be held on Father’s Day, June 17.  Tickets are available this morning and you can contact Gunnar Cale or Ethan Lichtle for your tickets ($5 for one-half chicken and $6 for ribs).  On the 17th serving will end at 11:30 a.m.  So make sure you have your food picked up by that time!  Again, your support of their fund-raising efforts is truly appreciated. 

Sporting News

Tim Scheumann has served as our Athletic Director for several years and has done an excellent job.  He has decided to resign from this position, however, and we are now looking for a new Athletic Director.  If you are interested in this position or have questions about the duties, please contact Lowell Timm or a member of the School Board.  Remember, Randy Everett, Scott Hormann, and Duane Kiess are Friedheim’s representatives on the Board.  We would like to fill this position as soon as possible.

Congratulations to Allison Hormann and Derek Schultz who were named “Steve McBride Christian Athlete of the Year” at last Sunday’s athletic banquet.  Great job!!!!

A basketball open gym for both boys and girls in grades 4 on up is being held at Wyneken on Sundays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Open gym will be held until the start of soccer this fall.  There will be no open gym on holiday weekends or as announced at open gym. 

Decatur-Adams County Park & Rec ‘s Fall Soccer League sign-up is on.  Cost is $40. Forms are in the school office.

Concordia Lutheran High School will hold a basketball camp June 25-29 for girls in grades 4-8.  The deadline to register is Monday, May 28.

The office has information on other summer camp opportunities.  Although no information has been received yet from Bellmont or Heritage concerning their summer volleyball and basketball camps.  Check in the school office and see what is available.


TODAY 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service 

MONDAY 7:00 p.m.

Busy Women’s Bible Class

TUESDAY 6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class


8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
THURSDAY 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class @ Doris Conrad’s
  7:00 p.m. 8th grade graduation @ Preble

Fun Day @ Wyneken

SATURDAY 3:30 p.m. Jackson/Driscoll Wedding


June 3

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service  with Holy Communion

    Recognition of the Class of 2007     
June 4  

Awards & Closing Chapel at Wyneken (11 a.m. dismissal)

  7:00 p.m.

Busy Women’s Bible Class

  7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
June 5 6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class

  7:00 p.m. Elders’ Meeting
  7:30 p.m. Trustees’ Meeting
  8:00 p.m. Council Meeting
June 6 All Day Tabea Society
June 7 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class

Sermon Text:  John 14:23-31 – Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit Jesus replied, “If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.  He who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.  “All this I have spoken while still with you.  But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.  “You heard me say, ‘I am going away and I am coming back to you.’  If you loved me, you would be glad that I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I. I have told you now before it happens, so that when it does happen you will believe. I will not speak with you much longer, for the prince of this world is coming. He has no hold on me, but the world must learn that I love the Father and that I do exactly what my Father has commanded me.  “Come now; let us leave.