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.  Come back and worship with us again soon.

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Pentecost 20
October 14, 2007

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Order of Service

Lutheran Service Book, Divine Service Setting Three

The Hymns TLH #511; #495; #496
The Choir “Sing Out Your Song”


Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4 God’s Answer
2 Timothy 1:1-14 Encouragement to be faithful
Matthew 28:16-20 The Great Commission
The Sermon

“Wholeness of Faith” – Matthew 28:19-20

How do you view the world?  We can become myopic—only seeing the congregation or only seeing the community.  The text encourages us to be sensitive to the needs of others as the LWML Pledge suggests.  The Great Commission is our mission statement concerning missions.  By these words, we are given a directive to express, live, and share our faith.

1.       The whole world for a whole God

2.       The whole God for the whole world

The Acolyte

Gunnar Cale


+  Soli Deo Gloria  +


We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Cindy Berning, Mark Buuck, Linda Keuneke, Kristie Schlemmer, Jason Werling, Irene Bultemeier, Richard Hileman, Emma Lichtle, Grace Scheumann, Corbin Bultemeier, Hollie Hormann, Ludella Conrad, Cheryl Kiefer, and Kimberly Fuhrmann.  We also remember those in the teaching ministry.  Today we remember our Wyneken 6th grade teacher, Pam Brewer, Stan Stoppenhagen, one of our Sunday School teachers, and Dave Miller who teaches at Bellmont Middle School.  May our loving Savior direct, bless, and guide their lives.

We rejoice with Luke and Kim (Gallmeyer) Case on the birth of their first child, William Albert, on Tuesday, October 9.   May the Good Shepherd keep an ever-watchful eye on this most precious of His lambs.

We remember in our prayers the friends and family of Dave Ramsey, 5th and 6th grade teacher at Zion in Decatur who was called home to his heavenly Father on Tuesday, October 9, and was given Christian burial yesterday.  We also remember the family and friends of Ellen Gray, sister-in-law of Kylene Deitemyer, who lost her battle with cancer and was called to be with her Lord and given Christian burial this past week.  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.

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, Ed Franke (Phil’s father), and Troy Sinar (Dick & Donna Hileman’s nephew).

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) who is in Afghanistan, Lydia Reynolds (niece of Dick & Donna Hileman), Steven Banks (Dick & Donna Hileman’s nephew) who is a Marine serving in Iraq,  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.

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. Today’s sermon meditation by Rev. Dr. Ken Klaus will be “Sharing in the Suffering.”  Do you know anyone who wants to suffer?  What does it mean to “share” in suffering?

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

Today in our service we are using Setting Three of the Divine Service from the Lutheran Service Book.  Please let Pastor Dahling or one of the Elders (Ron Bultemeier, Steve Conrad, John Nidlinger, or Stan Stoppenhagen) know your thoughts on using this updated hymnal.

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 – King Solomon wrote, “Whoever trusts in his riches will fall…” (Proverbs 11:28).  Satan wants us to trust in our money and believe that we need to keep and hoard it.  Money is possibly Satan’s most effective tool, and he loves to use it against us.  He knows the powerful influence that money can have on our lives.  Satan wants to deceive us into believing that money gives us lasting happiness and security.  He wants us to place our trust in money and the things that money can buy, rather than in God.  When we face temptation, we need to remember that we belong to God, not to Satan.  Satan gives us nothing.  Because of God’s presence in our lives, we are given the strength to overcome Satan’s lies and deception.  God has shown His tremendous love for us by having sent His Son as a sacrifice for our sins.  He promises never to leave us, and He empowers us to follow His ways rather than the ways of Satan.

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. 

Did you know that today is National Clergy Appreciation Day?  You may wish to take a moment to thank those in the pastoral ministry for the blessing that they have been to us.

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 after the worship service this morning.  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 today.  Have your pressure checked and ask your questions to our Parish Nurse, Wava Lichtle.

The LLL/LWML Fall Rally will be held this afternoon 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.

Due to some scheduling conflicts, the Monday evening Bible class will not be meeting this week or next.  It will resume on Monday, October 29, in the church basement at 7 p.m.

The Morning Glories wish to thank those who donated items for the Concordia craft show, helped transport items to and from the show, and worked on the 6th.  The beautiful weather definitely affected the crowd, but sales still totaled $295.25.  Their next show is on Saturday, November 3, at South Adams.

Have you started writing your Advent devotion to be included in this year’s for-members-written-by-members devotion booklet?  Your devotion needs to be in Pastor Dahling’s hands by Thursday, November 1.  You may wish to base your devotion on your favorite Christmas song, tradition, or memory.  Thanks for your help in compiling this booklet.

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

LYF members are reminded that on Sunday, October 28, the group will be assembling “goodie” packages for those who are away at college.  Plan on coming to the Parish Hall kitchen following the worship service and don’t forget to bring some items to put into the packages—gum, granola bars, microwave popcorn, etc.

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 subscription, 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.

It’s Fall Bazaar and Oktoberfest time at Lutheran Home!  Check out the insert in today’s bulletin and plan on coming to some of the festivities.  See Donna Hileman if you wish to buy presale tickets for the Oktoberfest.

Are you interested in purchasing some popcorn to help support the projects of Boy Scout Troop 348?  Please see P. J. DeKoninck after the worship service today or next Sunday, October 21, to make your purchase (cash & carry basis).  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.).  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. 

St. Peter Lutheran Church (Fuelling) is having their church anniversary dinner today with serving from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The menu includes Swiss steak or grilled chicken breast, baked potato, green beans, roll, Jell-O 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 carryouts are available.  A bake sale and bazaar will also be held.  

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 carryouts 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.  Rev. Donald Sauls of Peace Lutheran in Berne will be preaching with Rev. William Brege as Liturgist and Rev. Dr. Daniel Brege as the Lector.  We look forward to seeing you at Bingen to help celebrate the Reformation of the Church that Dr. Martin Luther and others worked so hard to accomplish through the preaching of God’s Word.

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 255 with 161 receiving Holy Communion; Sunday School – 43; Sunday Adult Bible Class – 23; Monday Night Bible Class – 6; Busy Women’s Bible Class - 7; Early-bird Bible Class - 12



Last Week’s Contributions

Home Purpose




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.  Wyneken purchases the certificates at a discount and keeps a percentage of the sales (between 1% and 25% depending upon the vendor), which the PTL distributes to various projects throughout the year.  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, Wednesday, and Friday 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!

The Wyneken chorus is singing at Preble this morning 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. 

Each Monday students in kindergarten through second grade meet for STAR Time.  Last week the topic was “Speaking Kind Words.” 

Market Day order forms need to be returned to Wyneken by Wednesday, October 17.  Internet and phone orders are needed by noon on Saturday, October 20.  Check out the holiday specials as you plan ahead for your holiday entertaining.  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.  It’s a SPACE CARNIVAL!  So come for some out-of-this-world fun!  (Please remember that children are to be accompanied by an adult or a person of high school age.  Thanks!)

Need some Gold Canyon candles?  How about ordering your poinsettias?  The 8th grade class is selling both of these items as fundraisers for their Washington, DC trip next spring.  Candles sales will end on Friday, November 2.  Please pay for your candles at the time of order with delivery about two weeks after the end of the sales.  Contact any Wyneken 8th grader to make your purchase.  Please remember that Gunnar Cale and Ethan Lichtle are the 8th graders from Friedheim.

Wyneken Christmas card orders will be distributed at the Parent/Teacher Conferences on Wednesday and Thursday, October 24 & 25. 

Report cards will be issued on Tuesday, October 23.  There will be early dismissal (12:25 p.m.) on both Wednesday and Thursday.  Parent/teacher consultations will be held on these dates.  Students who ride North Adams busses will have transportation both to and from school.  Those who ride on East Allen busses will need to find a way home those days.  Remember, if you need to use Extended Care, please call 639-6064 to make your arrangements.  School will be closed on Friday, October 26, for fall break.

A note from the band:  Thank you to all the parents, students, grandparents, families, friends, and the surrounding community of Wyneken.  Your support helped to make our band dinner a great success.  We served over 446 dinners for a profit of just over $1,800.  See you all again next year!

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.


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.  Pre-payment is necessary.

Bellmont is sponsoring an elementary wrestling program as well as a fall tennis camp for girls.  Both begin on Monday, October 15.  There are registration forms in the school office.


TODAY 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 @ Peace, Berne

    National Clergy Appreciation Day
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 @ Lucile Stoppenhagen’s
FRIDAY   November newsletter items due in church office


October 21 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

  10:15 a.m.  Sunday School and Bible Class
  3:00 p.m.

Carnival @ Wyneken

October 22 7:00 p.m. Busy Women’s Bible Class
October 23 6:00 a.m. Early-bird Bible Class
  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
October 24 8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  7:00 p.m. Choir
  7:30 p.m. LYF to set up for Halloween Party
October 25 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class
  6:30 p.m. LYF Halloween Party

God blesses us with physical bodies to glorify Him.  By grace, God has made our bodies His temples.  Paul wrote, “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, Who is in you, Whom you have received from God?  You are not your own; you were bought at a price.  Therefore honor God with your body” (I Corinthians 6:19-20).  As Christians, we understand that our bodies and health are blessings from God, so we should nourish our bodies so that we may be productive and enjoy the life God has given us.  God gives us the responsibility for the development and proper treatment and use of our bodies.  We are expected to follow basic health principles, good nutrition, and exercise. 

Because God is the giver of life and health, we will not only want to participate in things that enhance our physical well-being, we will avoid whatever harms health or shortens life.  Plans for a healthy life include: