Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Friedheim
10653 N 550 W
Decatur, IN  46733

 Rev. Daniel F. Dahling
547-4248 (Office)
547-4534 (Parsonage)

Website – www.zionfriedheim.org
Pastor’s E-Mail – pastor@zionfriedheim.org
Secretary’s E-Mail – churchoffice@zionfriedheim.org

Mr. Lowell Timm, Principal, Wyneken Memorial Lutheran School
Mrs. Sandy Blomenberg, Director of Music

Welcome!  We extend to you our warmest welcome and pray that you will find strength and comfort in the Lord’s house this morning.  If you are a guest, please 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, which can be found in either entranceway of the church and may be given to one of the Deacons or placed in the offering plate.  
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Trinity Sunday
May 18
, 2008

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Order of Service

Divine Service Setting Three, Page 184

The Hymns

LSB #593; #525 (v. 1 – all; v. 2 – choir; v. 3 – men; v. 4 – women; v. 5 – all; #493; #395; #507; #803


The Trinity in Your Life

Genesis 1:1-2, 4a Created by God the Father
Acts 2:14a, 22-36 Blessed by God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
Matthew 28:16-20 Commissioned by God the Son to baptize in the Name of the Trinity
The Sermon

“A Whole God – The Whole World” – Matthew 28:19-20     

In the Great Commission, Jesus takes a worldview of His mission. He sends His disciples out to win all nations by bringing them into a relationship with the whole deity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

The wholeness of our religion —

  1. The whole world for a whole God.
  2. The whole God for the whole world.

The Acolyte

Shelby Kiess


+  Soli Deo Gloria  +

Statement of Communion Practice

Luther found his deepest treasure in the forgiveness of sins and called it “the sun around which all other doctrines revolve like planets.”  Jesus promised forgiveness in the Lord’s Supper.  Deeply thankful for His gift to us here, we also express our deep desire to celebrate the sacrament according to His Will.  As this includes doctrinal oneness, we practice close communion and asks guests to speak with the pastor before the service.

Please note that when singing the sermon hymn, “Crown Him with Many Crowns,” the verses have been broken down as follows:  The congregation will sing verses one and five, the choir will sing verse two, the men of the congregation will sing verse three, and the women will sing verse four.

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Kevin Linnemeier, Jean Timm, Judy Baumann, Cliff Buuck, Margaret Buuck, Leonard Fuhrmann, Madilyn Baumann, Ryan Freimuth, Nathan Bultemeier, Anna Franke, Julie Lehman, and Matt Knipstein.  We also remember those in the teaching ministry—Gretchen Hudson, Susie Ehlerding, Hollie Hormann, LaDonna McBride, and Donna Schieferstein, our Wyneken aides, and as today concludes our Sunday School program for the year, the teachers, helpers, substitutes, superintendent and assistant superintendent who so faithfully gave of their times and talents to teach the children of our congregation.  May our loving Savior direct, bless, and guide their lives.

We welcome Carsten Lee Hudson, son of Jeramey & Gretchen (Baumann) Hudson, into our congregation through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism.  Mitch & Angie Baumann, Steve Baumann, and Donna Fosdick are his godparents.  May the Good Shepherd keep an ever-watchful eye on this most precious of His lambs.

We pray the Lord’s blessings upon the new life of Lorenz Michael Erxleben Conrad who entered this world on Tuesday, May 6. Lorenz is the son of Nathan Conrad and Eliza Erxleben. 

May the Great Physician grant health and strength to all who are in need of His healing hand.  We especially remember in our prayers Walter Nuerge, Roz Schamerloh, Kelly Baumann (Trevor’s wife), Joanne Franz (Jill Baumann’s sister), Kristie White (DeWayne and Dale Gallmeyer’s niece), and Troy Sinar (Dick & Donna Hileman’s nephew).

We remember in our prayers Jill Blomenberg & Zachary Dougal who will be married this Saturday.  We pray the Lord’s blessings upon this couple as they begin their lives together.

We remember those who are serving our country—Jason Putteet who is in South Korea, Cam Koldyke (Audra’s husband) who is in Iraq, our reservists, Josh, Zach, and Jacob Stoppenhagen who are in Iraq, Brian Moeller, 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 Lydia Reynolds (niece of Dick & Donna Hileman), Steven Banks (Dick & Donna Hileman’s nephew), James Johnson (Jean Timm’s nephew), Chad Hall (Doris Conrad’s son-in-law) who is in the Army stationed at Ft. Riley, Kansas, and Randy McAllister (Fern Riemke’s son and brother of Kim, Terry, and Julie) who is serving in Germany.  May the Lord protect and guide them in their missions.

Congratulations to Ryan & Lori Minden as they celebrate their first wedding anniversary this Monday, May 19.  May the Lord continue to be at the center of their home, blessing them and watching over them.

We keep the members of St. John’s Bingen and Zion Lutheran in Decatur in our prayers as they continue their searches for ministers to serve their congregations.  May our Heavenly Father continue to guide all in the pursuit of pastoral care.

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.

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.  This morning’s message by Rev. Dr. Ken Claus is “Some Doubted” from Matthew 28:16-17.  He was called “Doubting Thomas”—but was he the ONLY doubter?  Do people still doubt today?  Hear what we mean!

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

The Sunday School recognition and picnic will be held today.  We especially wish to thank the parents who have encouraged their children to attend the Sunday School classes, the students who have attended, and the staff who has so graciously given of their time and talents to teach the children of our congregation.  The following students have faithfully attended classes this year:

Nursery & Kindergarten:  Teachers:  Stephanie Freimuth & Sara Rhymer – Remington Bultemeier, Lukas Bobay, Jordan Rhymer, Lucy Lichtle, Katie Bultemeier, Grace Scheumann, Ethan Short, Grant Bultemeier, Emily Bergman, Lindsay Berning, Olivia Conrad, Emilee Scheumann, and Jared Witte

1st & 2nd Grades:  Teacher:  Karly Everett – Jacob Baumann, Carrington Bultemeier, Tori Johnson, Tanner Walker, Travis Hockemeyer, and Hanna Walker

3rd & 4th Grades:  Teachers:  Deb Bergman & Betty Sielschott – Bailey Kaehr, Emily Miller, Madilyn Baumann, Aaron Bergman, Timberlee Weiland, and Ryan Freimuth.

5th & 6th Grades:  Teacher:  Stan Stoppenhagen – Andrew Blomenberg, Kathryn Jenkins, Kayla Johnson, Carissa Schultz, Meghann Manley, Kolton Everett, Anna Franke, Freddie Geels, Ryan Hockemeyer, Kaitlyn Jenkins, Tia Lee, Alex Miller, and Alyssa Strickler

7th & 8th Grades:  Teachers:  Wava & Emma Lichtle – Alan Bergdall, Jacob Bergman, Rosa DeKoninck, Kyle Freimuth, Brett Hormann, Ben Miller, Bethany Evans, P. J. DeKoninck, and Ethan Lichtle

2nd Graders Receiving Holy Bibles:  Oliver Gehres, Travis Hockemeyer, Ethan Lehman, Lucas Strickler, and Hanna Walker

6th Graders Receiving Luther’s Small Catechism:  Trevor Black, Becca Evans, Kolton Everett, Anna Franke, Freddie Geels, Ryan Hockemeyer, Kaitlyn Jenkins, Tia Lee, Alex Miller, and Alyssa Strickler

We also wish to thank those who have helped in the Sunday School classes or who have offered to be substitute teachers:  Brittany Franke, Ashtyn Freimuth, Allison Hormann, Angie Lichtle, Pam Everett, Teri Conrad, Lin Gorman, Sharon Franke, and Cindy Wass.  Tina Geels served as our Sunday School Superintendent this year, while Kristin Scheumann was the Assistant Sunday School Superintendent.  We also wish to thank them for their faithful service.

Board of Stewardship’s Food for Thought – There is a phrase that states, “The mind grows by what it takes in—the heart grows by what it gives out.”  Interestingly, stewardship involves both taking in and giving out.  What God gives us, we are to receive graciously and thankfully.  Recognizing that the many God-given gifts we receive can be used to further God’s kingdom, we give generously (2 Corinthians 9:11).  God gives so we can give.  Thus, the cycle goes: God gives, we receive, we give, and God replenishes.

Shirley Hormann is the “Meals of Grace” coordinator for May.  If you know of someone who could benefit from this ministry of our church, please contact Shirley at 724-3101. 

Parents of the 2008 Confirmands:  Please return the picture proofs and your orders as soon as possible to Pastor Dahling.  No orders can be taken to the photographer until all proofs are returned.  Thanks!

The Morning Glories are on their “summer break,” although plans are being made for a day to work on blankets for World Relief sometime this summer.  Watch the bulletin and newsletter for up-to-date information on this activity.  There are plenty of quilting projects (baby blankets and wall hangings) to be done.  If you would be willing to help with these, please contact Marlene Conrad or Shirley Buuck.  All supplies will be furnished.

Ladies, do you plan on going to the LWML convention in June?  If so, to avoid a late fee, your registration must be postmarked by May 20.  There are registration forms in the Spring LWML Quarterly.  The cost is $75 for the three-day convention (June 20-22) but that doesn’t include meals or hotel rooms.  Remember, the convention is being held at Ft. Wayne this year.  It’s an ideal time to attend, especially if you have never attended a convention before.  Our missionaries, Chuck & Jeanette Groth, will be speaking at the convention.  Have you heard the latest?  The Groth’s will also be coming to Friedheim on Tuesday, June 24, to share some of their experiences and have a little “show & tell.”  More details will follow.  For now, mark your calendar to keep that evening free!

Pastor Dahling will be preaching at Woodcrest on Thursday, May 29.  If you can help the residents attend chapel that day, please contact Pastor Dahling.  You should be at Woodcrest by 12:45 p.m. 

The Adams County Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans is again participating in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.  This event will be held at Bellmont Middle School on Friday and Saturday, June 13 and 14.  Friedheim’s walkers are Marlene Conrad, Sharon Franke, Joyce Heckman, Leesa Heckman, Al Hormann, Shirley Hormann, Allison Hormann, and Betty Sielschott.  For a $10 donation, you can purchase a luminary in honor of a cancer survivor or in memory of someone who has lost their battle.  Relay for Life participants will have a table set up after church on May 25 and June 1 to sell luminaries and accept donations.  Food donations and workers are needed for the Relay for Life meal on the 13th.  If you can donate a large crock pot of sloppy joes (8 lbs. of hamburger), a dessert (recipe provided) or can work at the meal, please contact Betty Sielschott (724-3946).  Thanks!

When making your summer plans, keep the weekend of July 19-20 open.  On Saturday, July 19, the church picnic will be held in the afternoon, with good food, fellowship, and entertainment (Bill Werling’s band will be playing that evening).  On Sunday, July 20, there will be a special church service and meal to commemorate Pastor Dahling’s 25 years in the ministry.  (Watch the newsletter for the most up-to-date information.)  Please mark your calendars now and plan on attending both of these events.

Another rebuilding trip to Biloxi, Mississippi is in the works for the month of June.  Workdays are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day with one hour out for lunch.  Traveling to Biloxi will take place on a weekend with arrival on Sunday afternoon at Camp Biloxi (located behind Good Shepherd Lutheran Church) sometime prior to dinnertime (6 p.m.).  The Indiana District is sponsoring four homes and the group will be working with Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia.  If you are interested in going or would like more information, please contact Paul Des Jean (547-4333) as soon as possible.

Concordia Lutheran High School has an opening for a fulltime science teacher.  Candidates must be licensed in both biology and chemistry.  Interested candidates should submit a resume to Principal John Marks by e-mail at john@clhscadets.com or by fax at 260-471-0180.

Spring has sprung, and you’re invited to experience the uniqueness of Camp Lutherhaven this summer!  The summer theme is “Get Out and Stay Out” based on Matthew 14:28-29.  Camp Lutherhaven is registering campers of all ages for all sorts of exciting camping experiences lasting from one through six days.  Register online at www.lutherhaven.org or find out more information by calling 260-636-7101.  (There are brochures in the south entranceway.)

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 299; Sunday School - 44; Bible Class - 10; Busy Women’s Bible Class - 6 



Last Week’s Contributions

Home Purpose




Wyneken News

Although Ultra Zone is no longer on the order sheet, there are still a few certificates in stock.  SCRIP is also available in the school office at Wyneken on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays and after school on Wednesday and Friday afternoons.    See Kim about purchasing SCRIP this morning.  You can e-mail her at kimw@jwgroupinc.com to place your SCRIP order.

SCRIP is looking for an assistant to help with the inventory orders every other week and every third week throughout the summer months.  The job consists of counting money, calling in the orders, and printing checks.  The ordering process takes approximately 2 hours.  If you are interested in this volunteer position, please contact Jane Kleine (639-7244) or Sara Butler (724-7025).

Chapel offerings for May will be going to help defray the medical expenses of Nick & Rebecca Hoffman.  Nick is a Wyneken grad and the family attends St. Paul’s Preble.

Any parents who would like childcare over the summer months are asked to call the Child Care office (639-6064) as soon as possible.  Also, there are still some outstanding bills and another billing is on the way.  Please make your payments as soon as possible.  If you have any questions, you can contact the Child Care office.

Show your school pride by displaying a Wyneken window decal.  The cost is $7.50 and can be purchased in the school office or by contacting Linda Kleine (639-3749).  Proceeds will benefit the Class of 2009’s trip to DC next spring.

Due to all the cancellations due to weather, the last day of school will now be Wednesday, June 4.  School will dismiss at 11 a.m., with the awards ceremony at 8:30 a.m. and closing chapel at 10 a.m.  No lunch will be served.  Students who ride North Adams busses will need transportation both to and from school that day.  Students who ride East Allen busses will need transportation home.  All fees (lunch, childcare, tuition, athletics, library, etc.) need to be up-to-date or your child will not receive their report card.

Eighth grade graduation will be held at Zion, Friedheim, on Tuesday, June 3, at 7 p.m.  This will be a communion service.

Flower certificates from Schmuckers Nursery (Doty Road/SR37), McNamara’s at Sandpoint, and The Grainery are available.  Orders are also be taking for plants from Heller Nursery.  Delivery date is Saturday, May 24, (orders by May 21).  See a 7th grader to make a purchase.  Friedheim’s 7th graders include Jacob Bergman, Kyle Freimuth, Brett Hormann, Shelby Kiess, Katie Linnemeier, and Madison Stoppenhagen.  Profits will go towards paying for their trip to DC next spring.

All library books are to be returned by Friday, May 23.  Inventory of books will take place the week of the 27th.  If you can help with the inventory, please contact Mrs. Rabel at 724-4949 or wynlibrarian@yahoo.com

The Child Care is in a transition phase with the child-to-staff ratio and they are taking applications for anyone who may be interested in part-time summer work.  You must be 18 years of age or older and be prepared for a criminal history check.  If you are interested, you can call the Child Care office (639-6064) or Tami Schultz (547-4540).  Remember, volunteers are always welcome!  In addition, the child care has two other items to be addressed.  They are trying to find out who might be in need of their services over the summer.  If you need more information about the Wyneken program or if you know that you will want your child to be in Wyneken’s summer program, please contact the Child Care office and they can help with any questions or scheduling.  The Child Care is also going to put in a washer and dryer.  If you have a gently used pair, please contact Wyneken’s Child Care and let them know the purchase price to see if it fits into their budget.  Again, the numbers to call are the Child Care office at Wyneken at 639-6064 or Tami Schultz’ home phone (547-4540).  Thanks in advance!

The last day to take AR tests is Friday, May 23.  The Dairy Queen trip will take place on Wednesday, May 28, while the Pizza Hut trip will be on Thursday, May 29.

Fun Day is scheduled for Monday, June 2.  Activities begin after morning prayer (8:30 a.m.) and continue throughout the day.  Remember, adult help, including high-school age helpers, are always needed that day!!  Please contact your child’s teacher if you can help.  Thanks! 

All registration fees, hot lunch fees, extended care fees, and overdue library book fees are to be paid in full by Tuesday, June 2.  Report cards will be held from families who have any outstanding fees.  If you have questions concerning these accounts please contact the following:  School office (639-6177), registration fees; Kim Tinsley (622-7841), Hot Lunch; and Tami Schultz (639-6064), Extended Child Care.  Thank you.

Here’s your last chance to order Market Day items for this school year!  Orders need to be returned to school by Wednesday, May 28, with phone and Internet (www.marketday.com) orders due by noon on Saturday, May 31.  Items may be picked up on Thursday, June 5, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.  By ordering three items on the front of the order sheet, you will receive a free deep dish apple pie.  Look over the specials in the “Take a Wok on the Wild Side,” “That’s Amorė,” “Cool Eats,” “Hot Deals,” and “Got to get Grillin’!”   There are also sections on summertime car games and recipes.  If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Franke (623-3992).

The Music Department is in need of teachers.  Mrs. Leanne Busick has decided not to return.  We are, therefore, looking for a music teacher to teach general music to grades K-8.  This is a part-time position of about 9-10 hours per week.  In addition, Mrs. Lisa Solum, our band teacher, will not be returning next year, as her husband will be on vicarage in California.  This part-time position is about four hours per week and has been a before-school program.  If you know of anyone who might be interested in either of these positions, please contact Lowell Timm (639-6177).  We wish to thank Mrs. Busick and Mrs. Solum for their dedicated service to our school.  They have both been an asset to Wyneken and will be missed.

Matt’s Rack is a clothing bank that is starting for the Lutheran School system and will be located in the Ft. Wayne area.  It will serve children from pre-K through high school and hopes to be open by the fall.  They are looking for donations to fill the “bank.”  They are looking for new or gently used items that are clean and appropriate for school.  They are in need of winter coats, spring jackets, sweatshirts, winter hats, gloves, mittens, boots, winter/spring/summer/fall clothing, and uniforms.  Donations are being accepted through Friday, May 23. 


The Athletic Banquet for the 7th & 8th graders and their parents will be held tonight at 5 p.m. in the old gym.  Each family is asked to bring a main dish and a side dish to share, as well as their own table service.

The first round of LSAA soccer tournament will be held at Kreager 2 & 3 on Tuesday, May 20, with games at either 4:15 p.m. or 5:30 p.m.  Good luck, girls, in the tourney.  No other information was available; check with a player for the most up-to-date information.

Basketball open gym will be held every Sunday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  This is open to students fourth grade and up.  Due to the banquet, there will be no open gym tonight.

Summer sport camp information is in the school office.  Come in and see what is being offered in the area for your child.



9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

  10:00 a.m.

Sunday School Picnic & Bible Class 

MONDAY 7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
  7:00 p.m. Busy Woman’s Bible Class (Parish Hall)
WEDNESDAY All Day Tabea Extra Quilting
  8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
THURSDAY 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class @ Ann Crosby’s
FRIDAY   June newsletter items due in church office
SATURDAY   Blomenberg/Dougal Wedding at Autumn Ridge


May 25

9:00 a.m. Worship Service
May 27 6:00 a.m. Early-bird Bible Class
May 28 8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
May 29 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class

Did you know that Luther published the Small Catechism on May 16, 1529?  For the past 479 years, this “small” book has accomplished “big” things!!



“Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, for God loves a cheerful giver”(2 Corinthians 9:7).