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!  As you enter the sanctuary today to worship the Lord, greet each other in Christian love.    If you are visiting, please sign your name to the guest registries found in either entranceway of the church.  Please come and worship with us again soon.
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Pentecost 3
June 8
, 2008

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Order of Service

Divine Service Setting Three, Page 184

The Hymns LSB #533, vv. 1-3, #689, #533, v. 4

God Seeks Sinners

Hosea 5:15 - 6:6 God longs for His people to return to Him
Romans 4:13-25  Humanity is restored to God by faith
Matthew 9:9-13  Jesus came to call sinners back to God
The Sermon

“The Man for Sinners” – Matthew 9:9-13

Jesus’ association with sinners says something about—

1.   Man, the sinner – v. 12.  The sinner is sick and needs a divine physician to heal him.  To save is to heal, to be made whole.

2.   Christ, the Savior – v. 13.  God in Christ shows mercy to sinners.  The self-righteous feel no need of Christ because they have no sense of sin.  The self-righteous are content with their religious observances and overlook their responsibility to be like Christ – merciful.

The Acolyte

Madison Stoppenhagen


+  Soli Deo Gloria  +

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Jessica Linnemeier (Mrs. Ryan), Kevin Schultz, Kim Fuhrmann, Cindy Krueckeberg, Glenn Buuck, Tina Bowen, Calvin Buuck, Leona Worth, Willis Conrad, Lin Gorman, and Kelly Stelow.  May our loving Savior direct, bless, and guide their lives.

We keep Ashley Darling and Jason Miller in our prayers as they were married yesterday afternoon at Friedheim.  May our loving Father continue to be at the center of their home, blessing them each and every day.

May the Great Physician grant health and strength to all who are in need of His healing hand.  We especially remember in our prayers Roz Schamerloh, Gary Knipstein who has returned home, Kelly Baumann (Trevor’s wife), Joanne Franz (Jill Baumann’s sister), and Troy Sinar (Dick & Donna Hileman’s nephew).

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.

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.  Zion has issued a call to Rev. Daniel Schumm who is currently serving the congregation at Carmel Lutheran Church in Carmel, Indiana.  May our Heavenly Father guide him as he contemplates this call.

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.   They are also now broadcasting via the DIRECTV Channel 377 on Sundays at 11:30 a.m. Eastern time.

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 the Rev. Dr. Ken Klaus is “Bad Company” from Matthew 9:11.  Jesus was judged by the company He kept.  Can that be said for the Savior’s followers?  What about YOU?

We continue with our review of Luther’s Small Catechism.  We will be looking over Commandments 4-6 from the Second Table of the Law.  Please turn to page 321 in the Lutheran Service Book.

Blood Pressure Clinic:  Take a moment and have your blood pressure checked.  You can have it done prior to or following the worship service this morning.  Wava Lichtle, our Parish Nurse, and her helpers will be conducting the clinic.

Board of Stewardship’s Food for Thought – In his letters, the Apostle Paul wrote about his passion for serving Jesus.  Paul knew that all he was, had, and did was by God’s grace.  “For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died.  And He died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for Him Who died for them and was raised again” (2 Corinthians 5:14-15).  Overwhelmed by Christ’s sacrifice for us, we, like Paul, are to serve Jesus wholeheartedly.

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

The Tuesday morning Early-bird Bible Class will not meet again until September.  Watch the newsletter and bulletins for the date.

LYF MEMBERS:  Do you want to go white water rafting this summer?  We are leaving on Monday, June 30, at 7 a.m. from the Parish Hall for whitewater rafting on the lower New River, camping, hiking, and enjoying campfire fellowship at Babcock State Park in West Virginia and will be returning on Wednesday, July 2.  This is moratorium week so you won’t be missing any summer conditioning.  The cost is only $100 per LYF member—this includes all fees, transportation, and food for all but two meals.  If you want to go, you must contact Denise Conrad by Sunday, June 15.  Your money is also needed by this date.  This is open to all LYF members (including those who were just confirmed), as well as their family members and friends.  If you have any questions, give Denise a call (547-4717) or e-mail her at macndac6@adamswells.com.  THANK YOU!

Christine Bultemeier is the “Meals of Grace” coordinator for June.  If you know of someone who could benefit from this ministry of our church, please contact Christine at 639-6332.   

Have you ever considered helping out with “Meals of Grace?”  We are in need of volunteers to fill in the months from July on.  If you are interested or would like more information as to what exactly is involved, please contact Kris Blomenberg (547-4673).  THANKS!

The congregation is invited to attend the ordination service for Conrad Oehlert, former Vicar at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Union Township, today at 2 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church.

As part of Germanfest, you are invited to experience a traditional German-language service, led by Pastor Detlev Schultz, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 700 W. Jefferson Boulevard in Ft. Wayne this afternoon at 12:45 p.m.  The Suzuki Children will provide musical accompaniment.  

Ladies, do you plan on going to the LWML convention next weekend?  You can still register, but you must pay an additional $10.  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.  If you can’t make it all three days, you can register for just one or two of the days.  These costs are as follows:  $25 for Friday, $50 for Saturday, and $25 for Sunday.  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.  There are boxes in church for the ingathering for the convention.  Wings of Hope, a ministry to women who have been recently released from penal institutions, and Hope Alive, which offers services to hurting persons in the form of housing, counseling, and support groups, regardless of their ability to pay, will be the recipients of the ingathering.  The following items are needed:  paper towels, toilet paper, laundry detergent, and paper plates (Wings of Hope) and Kroger gift cards, Wal-Mart gift cards, paper towels, and Kleenex (Hope Alive). Donations will be collected through Thursday, June 19.

Our missionaries, Chuck & Jeanette Groth, will be speaking at the LWML convention in Ft. Wayne and then will come and visit our church on Tuesday, June 24, at 7:30 p.m.  The Groth’s will be giving a PowerPoint slide presentation, along with a lot of ‘show and tell’ items about their mission work in Cambodia.  Mark your calendars to attend this interesting and exciting session, meet the Groth’s, and hear about their mission work in Cambodia.  A time for fellowship will follow in the church basement after the presentation.  We are also having a “card shower” in honor of Rev. Groth’s 60th birthday in July.  You can put your cards in the marked boxes that will be in either entranceway of church now through June 22.  Thanks for your help!

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 this 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.  You are also invited to the meal being served on Friday, June 13, beginning at 5 p.m.  What’s on the menu?  Chicken noodle soup, hot chicken sandwiches, sloppy joes, hot dogs, brats, sauerkraut, German potato salad, and a variety of delicious desserts.  A free will donation will be taken for the supper with 100% of these funds going to the Relay for Life.   We wish to thank all those who have volunteered to bring food and have offered to work a shift.  It is so very much appreciated.  We also appreciate all those who have sponsored our walkers or purchased a luminary.

The July-September Portals of Prayer have arrived.  You can pick up a copy as you leave the worship service today.

Do you like walking and hiking?  Anyone interested in joining us for a walk on Wednesdays is welcome!  We will carpool to a nature preserve or park and take a hike to enjoy what God has provided us.  Requirements are that you must be able to walk on uneven terrain and tolerate up to an hour's walk at an easy pace.  Meet in the church parking lot at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday; we will be home by dark.  If you have questions, contact Shirley Drier at 547-4419 or skd3091@hotmail.com.

The 25th annual Grand Ol’e Lutheran Fellowship (G.O.L.F.) Outing will be held on Saturday, June 28, at Deer Track Golf Course, Auburn, Indiana.  This tournament will again benefit the Seminary to help with the construction of a playscape on the seminary campus.  This creative children’s play area will not only benefit the children of our seminary families but also those children in the surrounding community.  The Playscape Construction Week is scheduled for October 7-11, 2008.  This is the final year that the tournament proceeds will go towards this project!  Your donation of $85.00 per golfer will cover the green fees, cart, and a catered dinner after the round of golf.  For more information or to register, please contact Nancy Embler at 260-452-2162 or at Nancy.Embler@ctsfw.edu.  Space is limited so please register early!

A thank you goes out to the ladies of our LWML who helped at the reception for our 8th graders following the graduation service last Tuesday evening by serving the food and helping with the clean up afterwards.  This enabled the parents to enjoy the evening.  THANK YOU!

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.  On the 20th, a catered meal will be served at Wyneken beginning at 11 a.m.  (An RSVP form was included in the June newsletter.  A number count is needed by July 6.  You can put your reservation form in the offering plate or e-mail the Joe & Lin Gorman with the requested information at gorman@usppp.com.)   Please mark your calendars now and plan on attending both of these events.

Concordia Lutheran High School is looking to fill a tuition management position in the Business Office.  This is a part time, yet year-round position, with flexible hours, but no benefits, with the potential to expand to a full-time position in the future.  The key responsibility will be to monitor tuition collections with skills needed to include the ability to communicate with parents, to effectively work on a team, to maintain confidentiality, and knowledge of Microsoft office products.  You may send your resume or apply at the school at 1601 St. Joe River Drive, Ft. Wayne, Indiana  46805.

The June 2008 Lutheran Church Extension Fund rates are posted in either entranceway of the church.  Take a look at the rate of returns on the different investment funds.  You can contact the Indiana District at 1-800-837-1145 if you have any questions or are interested in any of their services.

Dear Partners in God’s Mission,

Thank you for your support and prayers.  Together God has had many opportunities to touch the hearts of the people here in Cambodia.  Chuck & I spent time at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Battanbang.  Here leaders from fours parts of Cambodia met to learn about Lutheran worship.  While we were there, I helped the Bible teachers prepare the next five Sunday lessons.  I also worked with the English teachers and spent an afternoon with the Ladies Team teaching about the Trinity and getting them started on their banner for Trinity Sunday.  Without your prayers and support these activities would be impossible.  Peace in Christ – Chuck & Jeanette

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 243 with 194 receiving Holy Communion; Monday Night Bible Class - 6; 8th Grade Graduation Worship Service - 96 with 75 receiving Holy Communion   



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.  See Kim Weiland 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 Sara Butler (724-7025).

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.  Until we know how many children will be utilizing our services, we won’t know what our staffing requirements will be.  We are still taking applications and may need to find individuals who would also be interested in serving as substitute help.  The requirements include that you must be 18 years of age or older and be prepared for a criminal history check (besides enjoying being around children, of course).  If you are interested, you can call the Child Care office (639-6064) or Tami Schultz (547-4540).  Remember, volunteers are always welcome!  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 Music Department is in need of teachers.  We are 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, our band program is in need of a teacher.  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).  Remember, you’ll need to call the office from 9 a.m. to noon--the summer office hours.

The 8th grade class of 2009 is busy with their next fundraiser.  If you missed getting that delicious Nelson chicken for Mother’s Day, you have an opportunity on Father’s Day!  They will again be selling one-half chicken ($5) and this time you can order a full slab of ribs ($8).  You can still purchase pre-sale tickets today.  Serving will be on Sunday, June 15, following the worship service and continuing until 11:15 a.m.  Anything not picked up by that time will be taken back to the Bingen location (the old Meyer’s Service Station across from Bingen church).  That location will be open until 12:30 p.m.  If you want the ribs, be sure you purchase your pre-sale tickets.  The committee is only ordering the number of ribs that the pre-sale tickets indicate they need.  See any Wyneken student.   Class members from Friedheim are as follows:  Jacob Bergman, Kyle Freimuth, Brett Hormann, Shelby Kiess, Katie Linnemeier, and Madison Stoppenhagen. 

The Wyneken and St. John parking lots will be paved on Wednesday-Friday, June 18-20.  Over these three days there will absolutely be no parking on the lots.  Wyneken will be closed during this time.

Looking ahead:  A school workday has been scheduled for Saturday, June 28, beginning at 8 a.m.  Plans are to wash walls, dust corners, clean windows, etc., so you may wish to bring some buckets and rags (and willing hands!).  If we have enough volunteers, we should be able to finish up by noon.  Please mark your calendars and see if you can help even for a few hours.  Thanks!

Take a moment to pick up the last edition of The Wyneken War Cry for this school year.  Read what our Wyneken students (grades 2-6) have to say about what they liked most about Wyneken and why the school is important to them. 


Basketball open gym will be held every Sunday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., except on holiday weekends. This is open to students fourth grade and up. 



9:00 a.m.

Worship Service

  10:00 a.m. Blood Pressure Clinic
MONDAY 7:00 p.m. Monday Night Bible Class
TUESDAY 7:00 p.m. Men’s softball vs. Soest
WEDNESDAY 6:30 p.m. Walking (meet at Parish Hall)
  8:30 p.m. Men’s softball vs. Bethlehem, Ossian
THURSDAY 8:00 a.m.

Thrivent Meeting at Adams Memorial

  9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class @ Adele Blomenberg’s
FRIDAY 5:00 p.m. Relay for Life Supper @ Bellmont Middle School
  6:00 p.m. Relay begins
  9:45 p.m. Luminaria Ceremony (approximate time)
SATURDAY Noon Relay ends


June 15

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion                

    Nelson’s Chicken & Ribs Served 
June 16 7:00 p.m. Monday Night Bible Class
June 18 All Day  Tabea Society Extra Quilting  
  6:30 p.m. Walking (meet at Parish Hall)
June 19   July Newsletter items needed in church office
June 20-22    LWML Convention in Ft. Wayne

Let the Summer Begin

Many of you have already begun making plans for the less hectic, less routine days of summer.  Some plan trips to faraway places while others just long for leisure days at home.  It is rare to find that a family is worshipping here in this church every Sunday.

Because our lifestyles change somewhat during these summer months, we would like to remind you to continue to remember the needs of our church even if you are not here in person every week.

First, we urge you to continue to support your church staff through your prayers during this time as we continue to obey the Lord’s command to “preach the Word; [and to] be prepared in season and out of season; [to] correct, rebuke and encourage – with great patience and careful instruction” (2 Timothy 4:2).

We urge you to be faithful in your own worship attendance, whether here or somewhere else.  The Third Commandment is “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy” (Exodus 20:8).  God was adamant about our being in His house to worship Him.

Then we urge you not to forget that the mission and ministry of our church continues even while you are on vacation!  Please remember to bring or send in your weekly offerings so that the Word of God might be proclaimed year-round.  “On the first day of every week, each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with his income . . .” (1 Corinthians 16:2).

We pray for all our members a safe and enjoyable summer with time to reconnect with families and friends, time to relax and rest, and, most importantly, time to reflect on God’s ever present help and blessings.  “He who watches over [you] will neither slumber nor sleep” (Psalm 121:4).