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 19
October 7, 2007

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Order of Service

Lutheran Service Book, Divine Service Setting Three

The Hymns TLH #39; #386; #278; #279, #388; #52
The Choir “Here I Am Lord”

Readings

Concerned Christians
Amos 6:1-7 Concern for the welfare of the nation
I Timothy 6:11-16 Concern for spiritual values
Luke 16:19-31 Concern for the deprived
The Sermon

“Do You Care for Others” – Luke 16:19-31
How can we get the rich to share with the poor?  How are we to get all to be concerned about the plight of those in need?

1.   Fear the consequences of not caring (vv. 22-24 & Amos 6:7).
2.  ove your brothers and sisters (v. 28).
3.  Have a father/son-daughter relationship (vv. 24-25).
4.  Hear the Word (v. 31).

The Acolyte

Ethan Lichtle

 

+  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—Mary Gallmeyer, Dana Myers, Mike Heckman, Ashley Hunkins, Carley Manley, JoEllen Eidam, Melina Baumann, Joyce Heckman, Kaitlyn Jenkins, Lucile Stoppenhagen, Julie Adkison, Tonya Bobay, Robert Buuck, Jon Kaehr, Rhonda Linnemeier, and Ashlyn Walker.  We also remember those in the teaching ministry.  Today we remember our Wyneken’s 7th grade teacher, Keith Dicke, Emma Lichtle, one of our Sunday School teachers, and Leslie Lawson who teaches in the East Allen system.  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 Don Erxleben who is continuing his recovery at home, Ben Miller who is at home after a stay at Lutheran Hospital, Ed Franke (Phil’s father), and Troy Sinar (Dick & Donna Hileman’s nephew).

We remember in our prayers Autumn Schamerloh whose father, Bruce Hickey, was called to his heavenly home this past week and was given Christian burial last Friday.  May the God of all comfort be with those who mourn, reminding them of that great day when all believers will be reunited in heaven.

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 thank Jean Timm, our soloist, for sharing her gift of song with us this morning.  We are blessed to have talented singers in our congregation who share their gifts with us.  The choir, as always, has enhanced our worship service today.

Today is LWML Sunday.  The LWML is a missionary outreach composed of the women of all Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod churches.  We pray that our Gracious Savior continues to guide the mission work of this organization as it serves those in need.

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.”  

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.

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 – To teach us selfless service, Jesus demonstrated a perfect example of servant leadership.  He washed the dust and dirt off His disciples’ feet (John 13:1-17).  On the day before His crucifixion, Jesus, Who was both Son of Man and Son of God, took a towel and a water basin and washed their feet.  Finishing His task, Jesus told them:  “Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet.  I have set an example that you should do as I have done for you” (John 13:14-15).  With Jesus as our example, we should seek opportunities to serve others.  Our service will not only bless those who we serve, we will also be blessed by doing them.

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 after the worship service today. After the service all names will be placed in one basket with the basket being in the south entranceway.  If you still want to add your name to the basket, you can do so immediately following the worship service this morning.

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. 

There have been some problems with the Internet service in the church office and messages cannot be accessed at this time.  Once the problem is corrected, a notification will be placed in the church bulletin.  If you have any announcements for the bulletin, please continue to call the office or drop them off outside the office door.  Thank you for your help.

Don’t forget that our Quarterly Voters’ Meeting will be held on Sunday, October 14, following the worship service.  All are invited to stay and hear the reports from our various Boards and committees.

The Blood Pressure Clinic will be held following the worship service on Sunday, October 14.  Have your pressure checked and ask your questions to our Parish Nurse, Wava Lichtle.

The LWML Quarterly meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 9, in the church basement.  There will be an election of officers—vice president and treasurer—as well as appointments to the Bereavement Committee.  An update of Advent by Candlelight may also be given.  Come and learn a little more about this organization of our church.

The LLL/LWML Fall Rally will be held on Sunday, October 14, at 3 p.m. at Peace in Berne.  Professor John Pless from Concordia Seminary will be the guest speaker.  He will be discussing the mercy mission expeditions to Madagascar.  A light supper will be served.

The Lutheran Woman’s Quarterlies have arrived.  You may pick up your copy as you leave the worship service today. 

The October-December Portals of Prayer are also here.  Take home a copy to use in your family’s devotion or take a copy and give it to a friend or co-worker for their use.  You might also want to leave a copy in the waiting rooms at hospitals and doctor’s offices.  Who knows what effect your sharing your faith has in someone else’s life!

Do you know of someone who is missing a diamond or “diamond-looking” earring?  One has been found in the church basement.  If you think this might be yours, please contact the church office or Kris Blomenberg. 

The LYF will have a newspaper and can drive this Saturday, October 13, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.  You may bring your papers and cans to the Parish Hall that day or, if you would like us to pick them up, please contact one of the LYF counselors—Jerry Bultemeyer, Mike or Denise Conrad, or Stan or Tami Stoppenhagen—so your name can be placed on a list.  Thanks!

Plans are continuing for the Halloween party sponsored by our LYF.  The party will be held on Thursday, October 25, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.  The party is for ages Pre-K through sixth grade.  There will be costume judging, games, and other activities.  Activities are also being planned for those in 7th and 8th grade.  Plan on attending.  LYF members are reminded to be at the Parish Hall on Wednesday, October 24, from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. to set up for the party.  Each LYF member is to bring two bags of candy/treats and be at the Parish Hall by 6 p.m. on the 25th

The LYF from St. John’s Bingen has invited our youth to a “lock-in” at Wyneken on Friday, November 9, beginning at 7 p.m.  In order for our LYF to participate, however, chaperones from Friedheim are needed.  (Our LYF counselors have previous commitments for this night and won’t be able to chaperone.)  If you are willing to help, please contact Denise Conrad (547-4717) by November 1.  Thanks for your help. 

Lutheran Witness renewal time is here again.  The subscription rate for 2008 will be $15 per subscription.  Whether your ordering the Witness for the first time or renewing an existing order, this information needs to be in the church office no later than Wednesday, October 24.  All ordering information must be sent in to the District by October 31.  The church will be billed for the total subscriptions in January.  You may place your payment (cash or check) for your subscription in an envelope marked “Witness subscription.”  If paying by check, please make the check payable to “Zion Lutheran Church.”  Thanks for your help in this matter.

Kathy Bultemeier is serving as the “Meals of Grace” coordinator for October.  If you know of someone who could benefit from this ministry of our church, please contact Kathy at 639-3636.

Recently a thank you note was received from Lydia Kalthoff expressing her appreciation for the “goodies” sent her way from our “Meals of Grace.”  Others have also been appreciative of the food they have gotten for their bodies, but also the Christian care and concern shown to them.  To all those who have donated food to this cause or have helped deliver it, thank you.  As noted in the October newsletter, the freezer could use a little restocking.  Smaller portions are especially needed when feeding one or two.  Home-baked “goodies” (pies, cakes, cookies, etc.) are especially appreciated.  Maybe when preparing food for your own family, you can make a little extra and donate it to “Meals.”  Don’t forget to date your donation and list the ingredients.  By having a list of ingredients, it helps those who have allergies to certain types of food avoid any negative consequences.  Thanks!

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.  A letter from Maddie and her family can be found in the October newsletter.

St. Peter Lutheran Church (Fuelling) is having their church anniversary dinner on Sunday, October 14.  Serving is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The menu includes Swiss steak or grilled chicken breast, baked potato, green beans, roll, jello salad or applesauce, pie, cake or delights, and a drink.  The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under.  Drive-thru carry outs are available.  A bake sale and bazaar will also be held.  (There is also “speedy” home delivery available for shut ins.  Call Bruce or Brenda Scherer at 724-8701 or Matt or Pat Braun at 724-8662 before 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 13, to make arrangements. 

The March for Life Committee will hold its 15th annual Memorial Service remembering those lost through abortion.  Each of the babies has been given a name and will be remembered during the service.  The non-denominational one-hour Memorial Service will begin at 2 p.m. this afternoon in the Catholic Cemetery at 3500 Lake Avenue.

Bingen is having their annual Swiss Steak/Chicken Dinner on Sunday, October 28, from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.  There will also be a bazaar and bake sale.  The cost of the meal is $6.50 for adults, $3 for children (6-12), and free for those children ages five and under.  Drive-thru and/or carry outs are available. 

Keep in mind the Circuit-wide Reformation Vespers Service on Sunday, October 28, at St. John’s Bingen.  At 6 p.m. Seminarian Randy Wurschmidt will have an organ recital, with the vespers service beginning at 7 p.m.  All are invited to attend.

The Concordia and Northrop volleyball teams are sponsoring a donation drive to benefit Ft. Wayne’s Sexual Assault Treatment Center.  To make a cash donation or to donate any of the following items, please see Jenna Timm, a member of Concordia’s volleyball squad.  Items being collected are deodorant, shampoo, combs, brushes, mouthwash, soap, gently used sweatshirts and sweatpants (for men, women, and children).  Any contributions would be appreciated and are needed today.  Thank you for your help.    

The family of Helen Erxleben would like to express their appreciation to the entire congregation for their many cards and prayers over the past months.  A special recognition is extended to Pastor Dahling and Vicar Wurst for their countless visits, prayers, and words of encouragement.  It is a blessing to our congregation to have such caring and faithful Servants of the Lord.  Thank you to the Bereavement Committee for all your work coordinating and preparing the lunch and to all the people who donated food to serve.  God’s Blessings to all involved in helping our family during this time of sorrow.

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 298 with 192 receiving Holy Communion; Sunday School – 56; Sunday Adult Bible Class – 18; Monday Night Bible Class – 5; Busy Women’s Bible Class - 4; Early-bird Bible Class - 18

OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Fund

Last Week’s Contributions

Home Purpose

$4,547.08

Missions

$425.00

Wyneken News

Look over the SCRIP order form and see which businesses you visit on a regular basis.  You can then purchase SCRIP for those vendors and help out our Wyneken school.  This year the PTL plans on donating funds to help pay for the new roof on the oldest portion of the 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!

On Friday, October 12, East Allen will be closed.  You will need to make sure your child has transportation to and from school that day.

The Wyneken chorus will be singing at Preble on Sunday, October 14, in their 10:15 a.m. service.

Don’t forget that the last day to wear shorts is October 15.

School pictures will be taken by Gibby’s Photography on Monday, October 15, and Tuesday, October 16.   Pre-K and kindergartners will have their pictures taken on Monday, while pre-school and grades 1-8 will have their pictures taken on Tuesday.  Picture packages will be sent home soon.

Market Day order forms are included in this morning’s newsletter and need to be returned to Wyneken by Wednesday, October 17.  Internet and phone orders are needed by noon on Saturday, October 20.  Make sure you look at the insert and check out the holiday delights.  You might want to think of items you’ll need for the up-coming holidays and get those items on hand.    It’s also Dessert Bonus Days!  If our dessert purchases total 250 or more, Wyneken will receive a profit of $2.75 on each dessert.  New items this month include supreme lobster bisque ($9.99), mini chicken cordon bleu bites ($9.35), gourmet baby carrots ($8.29), and sweet potato medley ($6.79).  Specials include ChicNSteakes ($12.75), oven-ready butterfly shrimp ($14.29), creamy wild rice stuffed chicken ($14.75), seasoned chicken breast strips ($12.99), Italian four cheese dipper ($7.69), BBQ chicken pizzas ($9.59), whole pork tenderloins ($14.78), fully cooked pot roast ($14.49). Gatorade ($11.79), peas ($8.49), supersweet corn ($7.29), baked potato soup ($11.59), PB &J squarewiches ($6.79), Philly cheese steak kit ($11.49), chocolate chip mini pancakes ($7.89), fruit snacks ($6.69), granola bars ($7.29), cheese pizza eat-zzas ($6.79), homestyle gravy & beef tips ($12.39), beef & broccoli with rice ($8.49), Mediterranean  salmon ($10.59), and apple blossoms ($8.29).  Please contact Sharon Franke (623-3992) if you have any questions.  Pick-up date is Thursday, October 25, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.  (This is a change from the time listed on the order form.)

Keep Sunday, October 21, open.  The annual carnival, sponsored by the 8th grade class, will be held that day from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  If you are willing to donate items for the silent auction, please contact a Wyneken 8th grader as soon as possible.  The students were to turn in a list of donated items by last weekend.  Gunnar Cale and Ethan Lichtle are Friedheim’s 8th graders.

Wyneken Christmas card orders will be distributed at the Parent/Teacher Conferences on Wednesday and Thursday, October 23 & 25.

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

The Wyneken Day Care Program is working on room modifications and is anticipating an inspection by the State.  After receiving licensing from the State, infants and toddlers will be accepted into the Day Care program.  To help staff the Day Care, workers and volunteers will be needed.  If you are able to support this ministry in any way, please contact the school (639-6177) or Tami Schultz at school (639-6064) or her home (547-4540).  The goal is to be licensed and open for the second semester.

Sports

Congratulations to our varsity boys’ soccer team.  They won their regular season championship of the LSAA.  Continued luck in the tournament, boys!

Do you have your Wyneken Spirit Wear?  There is a new logo this year.  The Boosters are taking orders (the one and only time this year) for T-shirts (both long- and short-sleeve), hooded sweatshirts, sweatpants, and knit hats.  All orders are to be turned in by Thursday, October 18.

Want to find out when games and practices are being held at Wyneken?  You can log on to www.highschoolsports.net and find out what’s going on with our Wyneken athletes.

The season is winding down for soccer and volleyball.  The semifinals and finals of the LSAA soccer tournament will be held this week at the Ft. Wayne Sports Club on Ardmore Ave.  Semifinal action is on Tuesday, October 9, at 5 p.m. with the championship game at 6 p.m. on Friday, October 12.    The JV soccer team has games on Monday, October 8, at 4:15 p.m. at Central and on Wednesday, September 10, at 4:15 p.m. at Wyneken against St. Paul.  In varsity volleyball the LSAA tournament begins this week, with first round games being played at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 9, and second-round play on Thursday, October 11, at 5:30 p.m.  No further information as to opponent and game location was available.  Check with a player for this information.  Good luck, girls!  The 5th and 6th grade volleyball teams finish their season with games at home on Monday, October 8.  The 5th graders will play St. John Kendallville at 4:15 p.m. with the 6th graders facing St. John-Emmanuel at 5 p.m.  Both games are at Wyneken.   

THIS WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

TODAY 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion 

   

LWML Sunday

  10:15 a.m.  Sunday School & Bible Class
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
  7:30 p.m.

LWML Quarterly Meeting

WEDNESDAY 8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  7:00 p.m. Choir
THURSDAY 8:00 a.m. Thrivent Meeting @ Adams Memorial
  9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class @ Marlene Conrad’s
  7:00 p.m. Wyneken School Board
SATURDAY 8 a.m. – 11a.m. LYF paper/aluminum can drive

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

October 14 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service

  10:00 a.m.  Quarterly Voters’ Meeting
  10:00 a.m.  Blood Pressure Clinic   
  10:00 a.m.  Sunday School
  3:00 p.m.

LWML/LLL Fall Rally

October 15 7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
  7:00 p.m. Busy Women’s Bible Class
October 16 6:00 a.m. Early-bird Bible Class
  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
October 17 8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  All Day Tabea Society Extra Quilting
  7:00 p.m. Choir
October 18 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class
October 19   November newsletter items due in church office