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 one of the guest registries that can be found in either entranceway of the church.  If you are communing, take a moment to complete a communion registration card (found in either entranceway of the church) and place the card in the offering plate or give it to one of the Deacons.  Please come and worship with us again soon.

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Proper 10 – Pentecost 8
July 13
, 2008

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Order of Service

Divine Service Setting Three, Page 184

The Hymns LSB #790; #582; #577
Readings The Proclaimed of God’s Word
Isaiah 55:10-13 God’s Word accomplishes His purpose
Romans 8:12-17 The purpose of God’s Word is redemption
Matthew 13:1-9 (18-23) Various kinds of hearers of God’s Word
The Sermon

Crowds but no Christians” – Matthew 13:1-8


What Kind of Hearer are you?

  1. Fly-by night (v. 4)
  2. Fair weather (vv. 5-6)
  3. Too busy (v. 7)
  4. Productive (v. 8)

The Acolyte

Shelby Kiess


+  Soli Deo Gloria  +

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Caleb Biggs, Angie Lichtle, Kent Stoppenhagen, Brandon Buuck, Dawn Buuck, Nathan Buuck, Kari Heckman, Trisha Hockemeyer, Lucas Strickler, Jill Dougal, Abrielle Hudson, Cindy Wass, Evie Fuhrman, Shellie Spangler, and Brandon Miller.  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 Kelly Baumann (Trevor’s wife), Donna Schieferstein (former Wyneken teacher) who is undergoing treatment at Parkview Hospital, and Troy Sinar (Dick & Donna Hileman’s nephew).

We remember those who are serving our country—Jason Putteet who is in South Korea, our reservists, Josh, Zach, and Jacob Stoppenhagen who are in Iraq, Brian Moeller, Mike Brandt, Cam Koldyke (Audra’s husband), 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.   St. John’s Bingen has issued a call to Rev. Daniel Grams who is currently the pastor at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Garfield, New Jersey, while Zion will be issuing a call later today.  May the Lord guide Rev. Grams as he contemplates this call and keep all three congregations in our prayers.

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.   

In today’s review of Luther’s Small Catechism, we will focus on Petitions 3-5 of the Lord’s Prayer.  Please turn to page 324 in the Lutheran Service Book.

Attention:  Parents of the 2008 Confirmands:  The confirmation pictures have arrived.  Pictures can be found in the sacristy and you may pick them up this morning following the worship service.

Board of Stewardship’s Food for Thought – It is possible to become wealthy and successful in this life and still be a big loser.  In speaking to His disciples, Jesus said, “What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit his very self?” (Luke 9:25).  Jesus is telling us that accumulating money for the sole purpose of amassing wealth is wrong.  The amount of money that we have is not the problem, rather it’s our attitude toward the money that matters the most.  If we place our trust, confidence, and security in money, we gain the world but lose our souls.

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

Roz Schamerloh is the “Meals of Grace” coordinator for July.  If you know of someone who could benefit from this ministry of our church, please contact Roz at 724-8772.   

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

In anticipation of the 175th anniversary of our church, the Altar Guild is looking at replacing the paraments and communion ware (both are showing wear after nearly 25 years of use).  The Altar Guild is asking for donations to help accomplish this project.  If you would like to contribute, donations should be given to Shelly Kiefer, the Altar Guild Treasurer.  More information was included in the July newsletter.

The Blood Pressure Clinic is scheduled for today.  You can have your blood pressure taken either before or after the worship service.

If you noticed in the July newsletter, today was one of the dates that you could pick up The Lutheran Hymnal.   You may go over to the Parish Hall following today’s worship service to pick up a copy.  There are hymnals in memory of Louis F. Bultemeier, Herman Stoppenhagen, Erwin Buuck, Julius Scheumann, and Etta Trueger, as well as those in honor of the LYF and St. Paul’s Business and Professional Women.  The room will also be open this Saturday, during the picnic.

Are you missing a set of house keys?  A set was found in the grass.  They are on a military/religious key chain.  Please contact the church office if these are yours or you know to whom they belong.  Thanks!

Council Members:  The minutes from the July 1 Council Meeting are in your slots.  You may pick them up after the worship service today.

Paul Drier is coordinating “Clothe-A-Kid,” an outreach of Love, Inc. to help provide basic clothing for children as they return to school this fall.  Each child is given a new pair of pants, two shirts, socks, underwear, and a light jacket.  (This means a financial commitment between $40 and $60 per child, depending upon where the items are purchased and if items can be found on sale.)  How can you help?  Please contact the Drier’s at 547-4419 (please leave a message) or e-mail them at skd3091@hotmail.com today to let them know if you would be willing to give a monetary donation (and how much) or if you would like to shop for a child.  DO NOT PURCHASE ANY ITEMS YET.  Last year, 13 children were helped through the congregation’s efforts.  Do you think we can top that number this year?  Thanks in advance for your support.

Pastor Dahling will be preaching at Woodcrest on Thursday, July 17.  If you would be willing to help residents come to the chapel service, please contact Pastor Dahling.  You would need to be at Woodcrest around 12:45 p.m.

Come and honor Pastor Dahling for his 25 years in the Ministry.  Next Sunday, July 20, we will be having a complimentary lunch, catered by Manley Meats, beginning at 11:00 a.m. at Wyneken School.  Please remember that everyone in the congregation is welcome—all ages—bring your children!    If you forget to RSVP, we still want you to feel free to come to the meal, just e-mail Joe or Lin Gorman at gorman@usppp.com, or call Sam or Judy Baumann at 547-4754 or Jim or Ruth Heckman at 724-3186.  If you could let us know today it would be a tremendous help.  We hope you and your family can join in the celebration next Sunday.  Thanks!

The church picnic is this Saturday, July 19.  You can enjoy good food (a hog roast), fellowship, and entertainment (Bill Werling’s band will play beginning at 6 p.m.).  Each family is asked to bring a dish to share.  Lemonade and water will be provided (if you want pop, you will need to bring your own), as will the table service.  The LYF will be manning the ice cream sundae bar.  You might want to bring your own lawn chairs for a little bit more comfort.  The picnic will be held rain or shine.  Activities begin at 4 p.m.  In case of inclement weather, the activities will be moved indoors to the Parish Hall. 

You haven’t forgotten your “Prayer Partner” over these busy summer months?

A decision was made at last week’s LWML Quarterly Meeting to again sponsor “Advent by Candlelight.”  Help is needed with this project.  If you would be willing to help plan the program that night, please contact Ann Crosby or Kathy Bultemeier, the society’s president and vice president, as soon as possible. 

“Lutheran Night” at the Fort Wayne Wizards will be on Friday, August 15.  The Wizards will be playing the South Bend Silver Hawks at 7 p.m. that night.  This is a fireworks night and also a student reward night where kids with an “A” on their report card will receive a free speed pitch voucher and a free popcorn.  You will also receive a voucher for a Lutheran Night hat from Thrivent and also be eligible to win one of several prizes to be given away.  Tickets are limited and are being sold for $3.  Please contact Leesa Heckman at 724-4340 to purchase tickets.

Just a reminder that the Quarterly Voters’ Meeting will be held after today’s worship service.  Plan on attending and hear the reports from the various Committees and Boards!! 

Lydia Dahling will present a recital on Sunday, July 27, at 4 p.m. at First Wayne Street United Methodist Church, 300 E. Wayne Street in Ft. Wayne.  Lydia would like to thank the congregation for their continued encouragement and support.  You are cordially invited to attend this recital.

Camp Lutherhaven’s Annual Chicken Dinner will be held next Sunday, July 20, to celebrate their 59th year in the ministry.  Rev. Tom Eggold will be preaching at the 11 a.m. worship service, followed by the chicken dinner.  The dinner includes chicken, rolls, vegetables, drinks, and dessert.  The cost for adults is $7; children, $5.  Funds raised will be used to help support the new Treetop Village.

The Friends of Wyneken is sponsoring a bus trip to Frankenmuth and Bronner’s on Thursday, September 18.  Cost of the trip is $50 per person with a deadline to sign up of August 18.  The bus will stop at Decatur (6 a.m.), Ft. Wayne (6:30 a.m.), and Auburn (7 a.m.).  For more information you can contact Pendy Selking (547-4422), Karen Heller (724-7959), or John Kalb (260-432-2369).

You are invited to attend the International Convention of the Lutheran Laymen’s League in Lexington, Kentucky this July 24-27.    Come to “Live by the Spirit” and participate in The Lutheran Hour Rally, outreach workshops, and hear inspiring messages from various guest speakers.  More information about the speakers can be found on the bulletin board in the south entranceway of the church. 

Come to the Ice Cream Social at Lutheran Home/Concord Village today from noon to 3 p.m.  Enjoy ice cream for only 5 cents a dip.  There will also be free hot dogs and drinks courtesy of WLDE 101.7.  This event is part of Three Rivers Festival.

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 198 with 146 receiving Holy Communion; Monday Night Bible Class - 5  



Last Week’s Contributions

Home Purpose


Missions – 6/29


Missions – 7/06


The door collection for Lutheran Social Services was $228.75.

Wyneken News

When planning your summer get-a-ways or looking at those back-to-school bargains, don’t forget SCRIP.  You can see Kim Weiland about purchasing SCRIP this morning.  You can e-mail her at kimw@jwgroupinc.com to place your SCRIP order.  If you wish to get SCRIP on July 20, please contact Kim before Friday, July 18, as she will be unable to be in church on the 20th, but will send the SCRIP with Rich that day and you can pick it up from him. 

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 Wyneken School Board is seeking one or two people to take a leadership role in the project to construct a playground for the Wyneken Day Care.  The goal is to complete this project over the summer.  Anyone interested, please contact Mike Rabel (724-4949) or Ed Albert (547-4171).

Registration forms were mailed last Thursday for this coming school year.  If you don’t receive yours in the mail by Wednesday, July 16, please contact the school office (639-6177). 

The Annual Association Meeting, which will be held on Monday, July 28, at 7 p.m. in Bingen’s Fellowship Hall, all reports that are to be included in the Annual Report need to be at the school office no later than Friday, July 11.  Thanks so much for your cooperation in this matter.

Child Care Director Needed:  Wyneken Memorial Lutheran School is looking for a Child Care Director.  The Child Care Director is responsible for the scheduling and hiring of workers, weekly billing, and payroll.  The applicant must have leadership, good communication, and general office skills.  This is a part-time position of 20 hours per week.  For additional information, please contact Tami Schultz at 260-547-4540.  If you are interested in the position, please send your resume to Wyneken to the attention of Mr. Timm by Monday, July 28

Wyneken is in need of 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, a band teacher is needed.  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 Wyneken Child Care will be closed next week.  The hallway floors are being refinished and there will be strong fumes. 

Mark Saturday, August 2, on your calendar.  The cafetorium floor needs to be cleaned and waxed.  Work begins at 8 a.m. Lunch will be provided.

The Wyneken Class of 2009 continues with their fundraising efforts to help defray the cost of their Washington, DC trip next spring.  They are planning an 18-hole Florida Scramble, with a shotgun start, at Cross Creek Golf Course in Decatur on Sunday, September 7.  The cost is $50 per person or $200 per team with the cart and meal included.  Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. with a start time of 1 p.m. and supper served at 5 p.m.  There are registration forms in either entranceway of the church.

Meri Everett’s firm, Design Collaborative, is involved in raising funds for Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana.  Wyneken is one of the local schools who benefits from JA involvement.  If you would like to sponsor her in the bowl-a-thon to be held in August, you can log on to https://fundraising.intelis.com/jani/?A=51512.  This site will tell you a little more about the event and allow you to make donations.


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.  If you are a soccer player, open field for soccer is held at Wyneken each Monday in July from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Head coaches are needed for the following sports.  A head coach must be 18 years of age or older and, if in college, should not be carrying a full academic course load.  Coaches are needed for varsity and JV soccer (practices may begin on August 11), cheerleading (practices begin in September), and basketball (practices begin late in October.  Coaches for basketball are needed at the following levels—JV girls (one team), 6th grade boys, 7th grade boys and girls.  Please prayerfully consider helping our children.  If you are interested or have any questions, please contact the school office (639-6177).  Thank you.

The varsity boys’ basketball teams will again be participating in the Indy tourney.  The tournament has moved to November 14-16.  Reservations are being made at the Hampton Inn.

Wyneken will again host a physical night.  It will be held on Wednesday, August 6, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  A sign-up sheet will be available at registration on Tuesday, August 5.



9:00 a.m.

Worship Service (Blood Pressure Clinic)

  10:00 a.m. Quarterly Voters’ Meeting
MONDAY 7:00 p.m. Monday Night Bible Class
WEDNESDAY All Day Tabea Extra Quilting
  6:30 p.m. Walking (meet at Parish Hall)
THURSDAY 1:00 p.m.  Pastor @ Woodcrest
SATURDAY 4:00 p.m. Church Picnic


July 20

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion (Pastor’s 25th Anniversary in the Ministry)

  11:00 a.m.

Complimentary meal @ Wyneken                     

July 21 7:00 p.m. Monday Night Bible Class
July 22   Newsletter articles for August needed in church office
July 23 6:30 p.m. Walking (meet at Parish Hall)
July 26 3:30 p.m. Rhymer/Kohne Wedding

“Sometimes the blessing of God is not the thing we want most, but the thing God knows will bring the most fulfillment.”

“Faith does not end questions.  Faith redirects the questions, gives us new ones and points us to a different place for the answers.” – Luther D. Monson