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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Reformation Sunday Observed
October 28, 2007

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Order of Service

TLH Page 5
The Hymns TLH #262; #261; #266
The Choir "Forever - A Mighty Fortress"


The Freedom of the Christian
Jeremiah 31:31-34 Freedom in the new covenant
Romans 3:19-28 Freedom in faith
John 8:31-36 Freedom in the truth of Christ
The Sermon

“The Sin Problem” – Romans 3:19-28

The fact that God is holy and that man is sinful produces a problem for man’s salvation.  Since neither the Holy God nor sinful man can change their natures, by what means can they come into a right relationship with each other?

1.       Man’s solution is religion to please God.

2.       God’s Word requires a changed nature.

3.       God’s solution is Jesus.

The Acolyte

P. J. DeKoninck


+  Soli Deo Gloria  +

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Grace Bradtmueller, Shirley Buuck, Karen Chichester, Dale Gallmeyer, Jax Melcher, Deb Bergman, Ron Buuck, Karly Everett, Stephanie Jordan, Dena Woerner, Gregg Schultz, Sara Blomenberg, Olga Reifsteck (her 90th!), Dorothy Werling, and Emily Bergman.  We also remember those in the teaching ministry.  Today we remember our Wyneken 4th grade teacher, Jean Timm, Betty Sielschott, one of our Sunday School teachers, and Monica Stoppenhagen 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 Caleb Buuck who is recovering at home following surgery, Don Erxleben, Ben Miller, 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.

What did you think of 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. There will be a Special Voters’ Meeting following the worship service on Sunday, November 11.  At that time a discussion will be held concerning this updated hymnal.  It is hopeful that a decision can also be made at that time concerning whether or not to adopt this hymnal in our worship life.  You are encouraged to look over the Lutheran Service Book.  Take home one of the 14 copies, located in either entranceway of the church, check out the hymns, look over the orders of service, and then return it to church for others to peruse. 

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

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.   On November 4, Rev. Richard Koehneke of Holy Cross will have the sermon message, “Being with Christ.”  The essence of heaven is being with Christ.  When the day comes, the believer’s deepest longings will be fulfilled.  

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.

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 – A “steward” is defined as a manger of someone else’s property.  In God’s Word, a “steward” was put in charge of his master’s household and given full authority to manage all of his material belongings.  In 1 Corinthians 4:2 Paul wrote, “Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful.”  As God’s stewards, we are entrusted with many things.  First and foremost, God has entrusted us to spread the Good News of Jesus.  Being stewards of the Gospel is an important part of being a good and faithful steward.

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.

Our 7th and 8th grade Sunday School students are planning two service projects this fall.  They would like to correspond with our servicemen and women and send “care” packages to them (the packages would probably be sent some time in January).  Could you help the class out by providing military addresses for those serving?  Please contact the church office or Wava Lichtle, the class’s Sunday School teacher, with this information as soon as possible.  The other project, which will be implemented in November, is called “Kids Helping Kids.”  Do you realize how many children are sent to school in our community in the winter months without boots, winter coats, mittens, hats, etc.?  (It’s more than any of us really can imagine.)  A list of needed items is being compiled.  Once completed, the list will be posted (in our November newsletter, the bulletin, as well as on the bulletin boards in the church and Parish Hall).  The class will then collect these items and they will be distributed to those in need.  The congregation’s assistance will be welcomed.  Thank you in advance.

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.

LYF members are reminded that the assembling “goodie” packages for those who are away at college will take place today.  See you at the Parish Hall after today’s worship service to assemble the boxes.  (You can also snack on donuts and juice while we assembling the packages.)

The LYF Halloween party was quite a success.  It was difficult to come up with the winner of the costume contest but the following received prizes:  Most Original – Jacob Baumann; Scariest – Tanner Walker; Prettiest – Madilyn Baumann; Funniest – Emily Bergman; Cutest – D. J. Kitson; Best Overall – Aaron Bergman.  The LYF would also like to thank Willis Conrad for providing the tractor, wagon, and driving for the hayride on October 24.  Everyone had a great time.

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.  Andrew Werling has volunteered to chaperone the youth that night.  Plan on attending and don’t forget to bring your sleeping bag and pillow.  Pizza will be provided at $1 per slice.  Thanks, Andrew, for helping the LYF out! 

Council Members:  The minutes from the October 2 Council Meeting can be found in your slots in either entranceway of the church.  The next Council meeting is Tuesday, November 6, at 8 p.m. in the church basement.  Following the Council Meeting the Nominating Committee will meet to put together a slate of candidates for the 2008 Church Council.  If you would like to serve in a specific office, please contact Pastor Dahling or any member of Council. 

Cindy Houser is serving as the “Meals of Grace” coordinator for November.  If you know of someone who could benefit from this ministry of our church, please contact Cindy at 565-3877.  We are getting low on some of our food items.  Perhaps, while fixing your own family’s meal, you could make a little extra to be donated to “Meals of Grace.”  Soup is greatly appreciated especially as the weather begins to cool down.  Smaller portions (for one or two) of a main dish, casserole, or dessert are also appreciated.  Don’t forget to date your donation and list the ingredients.  You can place your donation in the freezer in the back room (furnace room) of the church basement.  Thanks in advance for your help!

Have you thought of putting flowers in church?  There are many dates open on the calendar for the remainder of this year.  Take a look at the Altar Guild’s Flower Calendar, posted in the south entranceway of the church.  Perhaps you would like to place flowers in church to commemorate a special day in your life.  Contact Shelly Kiefer (547-4327) if you would like the Altar Guild to order flowers for you.

LYF Ushers for November are Paul Drier and Shawn Kiess.

Cheryl Bultemeyer and Jan Buuck are serving on Altar Guild for November.

The Morning Glories will be going to South Adams High School for the Swiss Heritage Bazaar this Saturday, November 3.  Show hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Set up is Friday, November 2, at 7 p.m.  The following week the Morning Glories are heading to Hessen Cassel on Saturday, November 10, for their craft show.  Show hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Set up is Friday, November 9, at 5 p.m.   If you can help transport items to and/or from either show or work at the booth, please contact Marlene Conrad or Shirley Buuck.  Thanks so much!

The congregation is invited to Bingen’s annual Swiss Steak/Chicken Dinner today 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. 

Come to the Circuit-wide Reformation Vespers Service tonight 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.

St. John’s Bingen invites you to join them for their men’s open gym on Wednesday evenings at 8:30 p.m.  They will begin playing on Wednesday, November 7.  If you have any questions, you can contact Jon Zwick at 724-8980.

Martini Lutheran Church, 333 E. Moeller Road in New Haven, is having their craft bazaar and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, November 10.  Breakfast and lunch will be available.  A barbeque chicken carry-out only, sponsored by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, will be served from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The Friends of Wyneken are sponsoring a bus trip to Chicago to Christkindlemart on Saturday, December 8.  The bus will leave at 6 a.m. and arrive back around 10 p.m.  The cost per person is $45.  There will be three pick-up sites (Gerber Plaza North in Decatur, K-Mart South in Ft. Wayne, and the Kroger Shopping Plaza in Columbia City).  Deadline for reservations is Thursday, November 8.  Please contact Karen Heller (724-7959), Pendy Selking (547-4422), or John Kalb (260-432-2369).

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 236 with 178 receiving Holy Communion; Adult Bible Class - 12; Sunday School – 48; Busy Women’s Bible Class - 7



Last Week’s Contributions

Home Purpose


Missions – Plate


Wyneken News

It’s always a good time to get SCRIP.  There are so many vendors on the list that there must be at least one you do business with on a regular basis.  Why not purchase some SCRIP for those businesses and help support our 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, 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 Upper Grades program (grades 6-8) “Heroes of the Bible,” will be held on Thursday, November 8, at 7 p.m.  Superhero costumes are needed, such as capes, masks, or Halloween costumes.  If you have something you can lend (items will be returned if so desired), please contact Wyneken or call an upper grade teacher (Pam Brewer, Keith Dicke, Amber Franz, or Marv Drier).  Thanks for your help.

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.  Candle 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.

Christmas card orders were distributed at Parent/Teacher conferences last week.  If you discovered there is a damaged or missing item from your order, please contact the school office as soon as possible.  All money needs to be turned in by Monday, November 12.

Mark your calendars and plan on attending the Wyneken craft show on Saturday, December 1, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Come out and check out the crafts and enjoy a delicious luncheon.

There may be some booths still available at Wyneken’s craft show.  Please contact Cindy Gallmeyer (724-4047) for more information.

November chapel offerings will go towards the four families that the school is adopting.  A list of needed items is included in the November newsletter.  If you have anything you wish to donate to this cause, please drop off your donation at Wyneken (or send it with a Wyneken student).  Thanks!

Monday, November 5, is a half-day of school for North Adams.  However, Wyneken will be attending all day.  If your child rides a North Adams bus home, you will need to make arrangements to pick your child up that day.

East Allen will be closed on Friday, November 9, for parent/teacher conferences.  Students who ride East Allen busses will need to find transportation both to and from school that day.

The next PTL meeting will be held on Monday, November 12, at 7 p.m.  Child-care is provided by the 8th grade class at no cost to the parents.  Refreshments are served following the meeting.

Check out the specials on this month’s Market Day order form that is included in this morning’s bulletin.  Four new items are offered this month—chicken Pico de Gallo pizzas ($8.39), trail mix breakfast cookies ($6.99), mini cocktail sandwiches ($9.99), and trial honey BBA chicken tenders ($5.95).  Specials this month include Italian flavored meatballs ($7.99), jumbo party shrimp with cocktail sauce ($10.19), beef stew meat ($12.49), French dip ($13.99), meat loaf slices ($8.19), barbecued pork ($12.59), pot roast ($14.49), rack of pork ($5.59 per lb.), garlic & herb shrimp ($13.29), li’l bagel dogs ($8.29), stuffed appetizer bread ($9.69), breaded chicken patties ($12.35), chicken fries ($12.99), hot & spicy buffalo wings ($9.39), low fat chocolate milk ($16.49), mashed potato patties ($5.79), stir fry blend ($6.49), Italian wedding soup ($10.39), chicken stir-fry kit ($12,99), Bosco breadsticks ($12.49), giant cinnamon Goldfish grahams ($5.69), fruit singles ($8.99), individual chicken pot pies ($7.99), Carnitas enchilada ($8.59), chocolate-chocolate chip puddin’ cakes ($7.69), bacon quiche ($7.30), breakfast pizzas ($8.99),microwave pancakes ($7.49), and plain bagel-er ($7.69).  It is also December cookie dough bonus days.  If 250 canisters of cookie dough are sold, Wyneken will receive a rebate of $3.30 per canister.  Think ahead for your Christmas baking and consider purchasing some cookie dough!  Also take a moment to look at the Holiday insert.  There may be items you wish to purchase for your holiday entertaining.  Please note that the order deadline is incorrect on the order form.  Wyneken will be closed the week of November 19.  Order forms need to be returned by Friday, November 16.  You may contact Sharon Franke (623-3992) by noon on Saturday, November 24, with your order or order through the Internet by noon on the 24th.  If you have any questions, please contact Sharon.

Don’t forget that Wyneken will be closed the week of November 19.  The teachers will be attending a conference the first three days and then it’s the Thanksgiving break.  If enough parents are interested, Wyneken Extended Care will be open all day on Monday-Wednesday (November 19-21) of that week.  Please contact Tami Schultz (639-6040) as soon as possible.

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.


Spirit Week will be held this week. Good luck to our varsity boys’ basketball teams (both 7th and 8th) as they compete in the Indy tournament this weekend.  A pep session is planned for 1:30 p.m. on Friday, November 2.  We pray for the safe travel of the players, coaches, and families.


TODAY 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service

  10:00 a.m.  Sunday School and Bible Class
  6:00 p.m.

Organ Recital @ Bingen

  7:00 p.m. Circuit-wide Reformation Service @ Bingen
MONDAY 7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
TUESDAY 6:00 a.m. Early-bird Bible Class
  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
WEDNESDAY 8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  7:00 p.m. Choir
    Devotions Needed
THURSDAY 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class @ Ann Crosby’s
FRIDAY 7:00 p.m.

Set up for South Adams Bazaar

SATURDAY 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. South Adams Bazaar


November 4 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion 

  10:15 a.m.  Sunday School and Bible Class
November 5 7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
  7:00 p.m. Busy Women’s Bible Class
November 6 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 to meet following the Council Meeting
November 7 8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  All day Tabea Society
  7:00 p.m. Choir
November 8 8:00 a.m. Thrivent Meeting @ Adams Memorial
  9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class
  7:00 p.m. Wyneken School Board
  5:00 p.m. Set up for Hessen Cassel Craft Show
  8 a.m. – 3 p.m Hessen Cassel Craft Show