Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

Welcome!  We are glad you have chosen to worship with us this morning.  If you are a guest, we ask that you sign one of our guest registries, found in either entranceway of the church.  If you are communing, take a moment to complete a communion registration card.  Cards can be found in either entranceway of the church and can be given to one of the Deacons or placed in the offering plate.  Come back and worship with us again soon.

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Pentecost 16
September 16, 2007

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Order of Service

Lutheran Service Book, Divine Service Setting Three

The Hymns

TLH #9; #396; #421; #423; #430; #50
The Choir “Today We All Are Called to Be Disciples”


The Demands of Discipleship

Proverbs 9:8-12

Discipleship demands the fear of the Lord
Philippians 1:7-17    Discipleship demands forgiveness
Luke 14:25-33  Discipleship demands total renunciation
The Sermon “Are YOU My Disciple?” – Luke 14:25-33

Discipleship demands total renunciation—consider those Jesus excludes.  He says, “He cannot be My disciple.”  Discipleship is far from free.  On three occasions, Jesus will say, “He cannot by y disciple!”  Notice the final, definite, categorical “cannot.”  You cannot be a disciple unless…

1. you love Him more than family (v. 26),
2. you bear a cross of adversity (v. 27), and
3. you make Him your chief treasure (v. 33).

The Acolyte

Becca Evans














+  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—Paul Ruble, Erin Lengerich, Marvin Stoppenhagen (happy 92nd!), Marlin Keidel, Peyton Joseph Buuck (his first!), Tom DeKoninck, Judy Werling, Kathy Brandt, Mike Buuck, Ashley Fuhrmann, Laura Fuhrmann, Matt Kiefer, and Rich Weiland.  We also remember those in the teaching ministry.  Today we remember our Wyneken resource teacher, Cindy Roy, Tina Geels, our Sunday School Superintendent, and Christine Bultemeier who teaches at Heritage.  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, Margaret Buuck, Ed Franke (Phil’s father), and Troy Sinar (Dick & Donna Hileman’s nephew).

We remember in our prayers Ron & Bonnie Buuck who are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary today.  Their children and grandchildren, with much love and admiration, have placed flowers in church to remember this special day.  May God our Father continue to be at the heart of their home.

We remember those who are serving our country—Brian Moeller who is in Iraq, Jason Putteet, Cam Koldyke (Audra’s husband), our reservists, Josh, Zach, and Jacob Stoppenhagen, Mike Brandt, Cody Kiess (grandson of Gene & Irene Kiess), Josh Colwell (Tiffany’s husband), Danny Cross (Laura Knipstein’s fiancée, and Brian Journay (grandson of Dick & Alma Miller), as well as Justin Grant (Shirley Buuck’s nephew) and Lydia Reynolds (niece of Dick & Donna Hileman) who are in Afghanistan, Randy McAllister (Fern Riemke’s son and brother of Kim, Terry, and Julie) who is serving in Germany, 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.

We remember in our prayers the congregation at Faith Ev. Lutheran Church in Roanoke.  A special service is planned for today to commemorate the retirement of their mortgage.  Pastor Dahling will be participating in this service later this morning.  We pray the Lord’s blessings upon this congregation.

Today in our service we are using Setting Three of the Divine Service from the Lutheran Service Book.  Copies were distributed to you as you came into the worship service this morning with a few copies placed in the pews.  Please leave these booklets in the pews when you leave the worship service this morning.  We will be using this Order of Service in our worship the next few weeks.

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

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 broadcast on Sundays at 8:05 a.m. on WZBD (92.7 FM) and on WFCV (1090 AM) at 3:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Lutheran Hour can also be heard on WOWO (1190 AM) on Sunday mornings at 11 a.m.  Rev. Dr. Ken Klaus’ message for September 16 is “Make An Angel Happy.”  What does it take to make an angel joyful?  Listen to this week’s message and find out the answer.

You can watch Worship for Shut Ins on Sunday mornings at 6:30 a.m. on WPTA-TV Channel 21, at 8 a.m. on Digital 33.2 & Satellite 252 on Sunday mornings, or on Comcast Cable Channel 55 on Sunday and Monday afternoons at 4 p.m.

Have you ever listened 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?   You might want to tune in to it sometime.

Board of Stewardship’s Food for Thought – God loves both the rich and the poor.  However, it is difficult for the rich to love the Lord because they can so easily become absorbed in the things that they possess.  Jesus warned that wealth can be highly dangerous.  He told how difficult it was for the rich to be saved when He said, “How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God!  Indeed, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God!” (Luke 18:24-25).  God doesn’t condemn wealth.  The warning is about the attitude that an abundance of money and possessions can cause.  Paul wrote, “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil.  Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs” (I Timothy 6:10).

Since Pastor Dahling will be participating at the special service at Faith, Roanoke, today, the Sunday Adult Bible Class will not meet today.  It will start next Sunday, September 23.

Prayer Partner forms can be found in either entranceway of the church.  You may place them in the boxes found in either entranceway of the church.  Do not take out a slip until Sunday, October 7.  This program is open to all adult members of the church.

Are you willing to serve as a “Meals of Grace” coordinator?  Kris Blomenberg is the coordinator for September and Kathy Bultemeier has volunteered for October.  However, after those months, there is no one on the list.    If you would like to help with this ministry, sponsored by our LWML, please contact Kris Blomenberg (547-4673).  She can answer your questions about the duties and responsibilities of the coordinator.  If you have served on this committee before, please let Kris know if you would like your name placed on the rotation for any of the coming months.  Thanks!

Love, Inc. is a ministry that helps those in need in the Decatur area.  They also offer educational programs in budgeting and parenting.  The Lutheran Foundation is matching, up to $10,000, the amount Love, Inc. can raise in donations.  They still need to raise an additional $5,000.  Besides our prayer support, Love, Inc. needs our financial support.  A door collection will be held today to benefit this ministry.

There are 14 copies of the Lutheran Service Book located in either entranceway of the church.  Take home a copy, look over the book, and then return it to church for others to peruse. 

Please take a moment to look over the flier in today’s bulletin about the new children’s book, “The Real Story of the Creation,” written by Paul L. Maier.  A copy of the book is in the south entranceway for you to look over.  There are sign-up sheets in both entranceways if you would like to purchase this book at the reduced price of only $12, place your name on the sign-up sheet.  This price is only good if we order at least 10 copies of the book.  (We have at least seven copies ordered now.)  Place your money in an envelope marked “Creation Book,” along with your name, and place it in the offering plate or bring it to the church office.  If paying by check, make the check payable to Zion, Friedheim.  If ten copies are not ordered, your money will be refunded to you.  The order must be placed before October 1.  Please have your order in by Sunday, September 23, or contact the church office by Friday, September 28.  Thanks!
A special thank you to all those who helped with the LWML brunch last Sunday in any way (food donations, preparing the food, helping serve, and setting up and taking down tables).  It was a great day!

Thanks to those who have returned the information sheets regarding cell phone numbers and E-mail addresses.  If you haven’t returned your sheet, please return them as soon as possible.  There are extra sheets in either entranceway of the church if you have misplaced yours.  This information will be very helpful.

Parents, as you have moved your college student into the dorm or off-campus housing, don’t forget to turn in your child’s college address, e-mail address, and contact number.  The addresses will be published in the October newsletter.  Please notify the church office by next Sunday.  Thanks for your help in this matter.

It’s been a few years since JETS (Just Everyone Together Socially) has met.  As the name of the group suggests, this is an opportunity for the adults of the congregation to get together in a social setting.  Stan and Tami Stoppenhagen (9060 NW Winchester Road) are inviting you to their home on Saturday, October 6, for a bonfire and a time to “talk and visit.”  Please bring a snack to share.  The evening begins at 6:30 p.m.  Mark it on your calendar!!

Would you like to help “Relay for Life” throughout the year?  You may sell items at the Hip Hop Shop and tell them that you want your share of the funds to go to “Relay for Life.”  It is a “win-win” situation.  You can clear your house of unwanted furniture and unneeded clothes and help someone else at the same time!  More information will be in next month’s newsletter.

The Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) is offering a two year-fixed term note at a 6% rate, with an annual percentage yield of 6.136%.  This LCEF promotion is effective for investments issued between September 1, 2007 and November 30, 2007 or until $150 million is raised.  Why is LCEF making this special offer available?  First, congregation loan demand continues to remain at a high level.  Second, investors who participated last year in their special offering are being encouraged to maintain their investment support with LCEF.  There are extra copies of the investment application form in either entranceway of the church.

St. Peter’s Goeglein and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans are sponsoring a benefit for 17-month-old Maddie Zelt on Sunday, October 21, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Peter’s Lutheran School.  Ed Fox’s chicken and fish dinner will be on the menu.  There will also be a bake sale, silent auction (ending at 1:30 p.m.), and a live auction (starting at 2:15 p.m.).  If you have items that you would be willing to donate to benefit this little one or could volunteer your time the day of the benefit, please contact Larry Thiele, Thrivent coordinator at St. Peters, at 260-749-5707.  Maddie is the daughter of Chad & Kaia Zelt and has a Duejerine-Sottas, a form of Muscular Dystrophy.  Funds raised will be used for medical costs and daily care expenses.  More information will be found in the October newsletter.

The Trustees wish to thank all those who helped with the maintenance on Saturday, September 8.  Much was accomplished.

A “Gently Used Sale” and Bake Sale will be held at St. Paul, Preble, this Friday and Saturday, September 21 and 22.  Friday hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  A “bag sale” will be held on Saturday from 8 a.m. until noon.

Immanuel Lutheran Church (Union Township) will have their 20th annual hog roast on Sunday, September 30, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Union Township Hall.  There will also be a craft and bake sale.  Presale tickets are $6 for adults ($6.50 at the door) and $3.50 for children 3-10 ($4 at the door).  Carryouts are available.   Thrivent Financial for Lutherans is co-sponsoring this event.

Trinity Lutheran Church, 7819 Decatur Road, in Ft. Wayne will have a rummage and bake sale on Friday, October 5, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and a $2 bag sale on Saturday, October 6, from 9 a.m. until noon.

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 222; Sunday School – 43; Monday Night Bible Class – 6; Busy Women’s Bible Class - 8; Early-bird Bible Class - 12



Last Week’s Contributions

Home Purpose




Wyneken News

ISTEP testing will take place from September 17-28 for children in grades 3-8.  Please encourage your children to do their best and make sure they get plenty of rest and a good breakfast.  Parents, please try to avoid scheduling appointments for these dates.  When the student is taken out of school, it makes it a challenge to find the time to make-up these tests.  Thanks for your cooperation in this matter.

Look over the SCRIP order form and see which businesses you visit on a regular basis.  You can then purchase SCRIP for those vendors you normally do business with and help out our Wyneken school.  See Kim this morning to make your purchases.  Remember SCRIP is also available at Wyneken throughout the day on Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays in the school office and after school on Wednesday and Friday afternoons.  You can also E-mail Kim at kimw@jwgroupinc.com to place your SCRIP order.

The PTL is still looking for a new SCRIP coordinator.  Jane Kleine has served in this capacity for several years (and has done an excellent job).  If you have questions about the duties and responsibilities of this job or are interested in becoming the new coordinator, please contact Jane at 639-7244.  Thanks!

October is Bonus Month!  Wyneken can earn $400 in Scholastic Books if total orders are $3,000 and orders are received from at least 61 customers.  Market Day order forms need to be returned by Wednesday, September 19, with Internet (www.marketday.com) and phone orders (to Sharon Franke) due by noon on Saturday, September 22.  Pick-up date is Thursday, September 27, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (please note time change).    What’s new this month?  You can now order cinnamon crunch French toast bites ($7.49), Tuscan-style chicken breast ($8.19), petite boneless sliced ham ($19.96), and a trial sample of mini chicken cordon bleu bites ($5.59).  Items that are a “great price” or on special include French dip ($12.49), sausage, egg & cheese biscuit sandwiches ($10.59), teriyaki steak kabobs ($13.25), barbecued pork ($12.59), bacon wrapped pork tournedos ($10.19), Gatorade kid-size variety pack ($11.79), fish & chips ($13.49), popcorn chicken ($8.75), Florentine lasagna roll-ups ($8.99), taco pizzas ($7.99), broccoli cheese soup singles ($8.49), individual chicken pot pies ($7.99), carnitas enchilada ($8.59), egg rolls with sauce ($10.69), chicken club grilling pizzas ($9.59), caramel apple blossoms ($8.29), “extra young” tiny peas ($8.49), banana mini pancakes ($7.89), American cheese ($10.99), pretzels ($8.39), and cinnamon brown sugar bagel-ers ($7.69).  If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Franke at 623-3992.

The Christmas Card Committee distributed catalogues to our Wyneken students this past week.  You may order items through Kleinhenn and/or Reader’s Digest (QSP).  If you are interested in looking over these catalogues, please contact any Wyneken student.  Orders need to be returned by Tuesday, September 25.  Orders will be distributed at Parent/Teacher Conferences on October 24 and 25.

When there is a two-hour school delay, band will not meet that day.  However, if there is a two-hour delay on a Tuesday, chimes will meet but will start at 9:30 a.m.

Wednesday, September 19, marks the halfway mark of the first quarter.  Reports will be sent home with the students on Monday, September 24.

Band parents:  Mark your calendar for Tuesday, September 25.  There will be a meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the cafetorium to discuss the fish and tenderloin dinner scheduled for Friday, October 5.

School pictures will be taken on Monday, October 15, for the Pre-K and kindergarten students and on Tuesday, October 16, for those children in pre-school and in grades 1-8.  Gibby’s Photo Studios will be taking the pictures again this year.

Beginning this year, no phone calls will be made to parents or grandparents on behalf of the students who forgets to bring in his/her signed permission form for a field trip.  If the form is not turned in the morning of the trip, the student will not be allowed to go on the field trip and will stay in the office completing classroom work.

“STAR TIME” (S - students, T - talking, A – about, R – responsibility, T – tackling, I – important M – manners, E – everyday) is for students in K-2nd grades.  Each Monday these classes share class time together.  This past week the discussion centered around the proper way to greet one another in the classroom, when passing in the hallways, and when speaking with adults.  Take time each week to ask your child what they learned during “STAR TIME.”

Lutheran Heritage Foundation (LHF) will be the recipient of our chapel offerings for the first quarter of the school year.  LHF translates, publishes, distributes, and introduces Lutheran material for churches around the world.  The school’s offerings will help LHF purchase “A Child’s Garden of Bible Stories” to be distributed to families in Southeast Asia.  It only costs $2 per copy to publish a hardcover version of this timeless family classic.  Wyneken’s hope is to purchase 500 of these books so that families can learn and study God’s Word. 

Looking Ahead:  On November 19-21 the Wyneken faculty will be attending the Indiana District Conference.  School will be closed those three days in addition to the Thanksgiving holiday on November 22-23. 


Our young athletes are busy with games with all teams playing this week.  The varsity volleyball teams play Central at Central on Wednesday, September 19, with the 8th grade match beginning at 4:15 p.m. followed by the 7th grade contest at 5:30 p.m.  The 8th graders will scrimmage with St. John the Baptist on Monday, September 17, at 4:15 p.m.  (The location was not listed—check with a player.)  Games are also scheduled for Saturday.  Check with the players for game time, opponent, and location.  The 5th and 6th grade volleyball teams face Concordia at Concordia on Monday, September 17, with the 5th grade game at 4:15 p.m. followed by the 6th graders at 5 p.m.  The teams will face Emmanuel-St. Michael at Emmanuel-St. Michael on Thursday, September 20, with the 5th graders playing at 4:15 p.m. followed by the 6th grade match at 5 p.m.

On Monday, September 17, the JV soccer team faces Emmaus at Wyneken at 4:15 p.m.  The varsity soccer team faces plays Central at Central on Wednesday, September 19, at 4:15 p.m. and on Friday, September 21, they face Ascension at Kreager 1 at 4:15 p.m. 


TODAY 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

    Door Collection for Love, Inc.
  10:15 a.m.  Sunday School
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
WEDNESDAY 8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  All Day Tabea Society Extra Quilting
  7:00 p.m. Choir
THURSDAY 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class @ Doris Conrad’s
    Newsletter items due in church office


September 23 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service


Orders due for “Creation Book”

  10:00 a.m.  Sunday School
September 24 7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
  7:00 p.m. Busy Women’s Bible Class
September 25 6:00 a.m. Early-bird Bible Class
  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
September 26 8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  All Day Tabea Society Extra Quilting
  7:00 p.m. Choir
September 27 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class