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!  If you are visiting, please sign your name to one of the guest registries that can be found in either entranceway of the church.    Please come and worship with us again soon.

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Proper 12 – Pentecost 10
July 27
, 2008

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Order of Service

Divine Service Setting Three, Page 184

The Hymns LSB #832; #524; #923

A Christian’s Top Treasure

Deuteronomy 7:6-9 Wisdom (understanding)
Romans 8:28-39 God’s continual goodness
Matthew 13:44-52  The Kingdom of God
The Sermon

Everything will work out for our good” – Romans 8:28


Everything’s going to work out fine, because

  1. “God works for good” – A good God works for our good.  God desires out welfare at all times.  He is a God who knows our condition and cares what happens to us.
  2. “in everything” – There is an overruling providence that turns our failures, sorrows, and disappointments into our good.
  3. “with those who love him. – This is not the experience of all people, only those who love God.  Those who do not love God resist His love and go their own way.

The Acolyte

Ben Miller


+  Soli Deo Gloria  +

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Mike Conrad, Erica Everett, Trevor Baumann, Ted Blomenberg, Becca Evans, Deb Gallmeyer, Mike Miller, Gene Kiess, Ron Bultemeier, April Erxleben, Drew Heckman, Jacob Bergman, and Kristin Scheumann.  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 has returned home, 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), 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 has issued a call to Rev. Barry J. Keurulainen from St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Cabot, Pennsylvania.  May the Lord guide Rev. Grams and Rev. Keurulainen as they contemplate these calls and keep all four congregations in your prayers.

We remember in our prayers Richard & Ruth Hartmann who will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary this Tuesday, July 29.  May our Heavenly Father always remain at the center of their home.  We also rejoice with Sarah Kohne and Aaron Rhymer who were married yesterday afternoon here at Zion, Friedheim.  The Lord’s richest blessings to this couple as they begin their life together.

The flowers on the altar are to the glory of God and in honor of Drew & Kari Heckman and in loving memory of Katie Heckman by their parents, Jim & Ruth.  May the Lord continue to bless the Heckman family.

A planter has been placed up front in loving memory of Candice Shannon by her family.  May we all take refuge in her confirmation verse:  “The Lord is my Light and my Salvation; Whom shall I fear?” – Psalm 27:1

John Wurst, former Vicar at St. John’s Bingen, will be ordained into the Holy Ministry at Our Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church, 13367 W Highland Road in Hartland, Michigan this afternoon, at 4 p.m.  A reception will follow.  On Sunday, August 10, he will be installed as pastor of Christ the King Lutheran Church, 4219 Grand Avenue in Duluth Minnesota.  We pray the Lord’s blessings on Vicar Wurst, his ministry, and the congregation at Christ the King.

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.    Make sure you listen to today’s broadcast, as Rev. Ralph Blomenberg, son of Elfurt & Adele, will be the guest preacher.

In today’s review of Luther’s Small Catechism, we will focus on Petitions 6-7 as well as The Conclusion of the Lord’s Prayer.  Please turn to pages 324-325 in the Lutheran Service Book.

The Monday Night Bible Class will not meet this week.  Class will resume on Monday, August 4, at 7 p.m. in the church basement.

Board of Stewardship’s Food for Thought – Our decisions about giving are to be deliberate, thoughtful, prayerful decisions.  What begins in our hearts, fills our minds, and flows out through our hands.  Giving is a personal responsibility.  The Apostle Paul wrote, “On the first day of each week, each one of you should set aside a sum of money . . .” (1 Corinthians 16:2).  Paul doesn’t say that some of us should give; the reference is clear that each of us is to give.  In this same Bible verse, Paul also expresses are need to be giving on a regular basis.  Giving should be done “on the first day of each week.”

Included in this morning’s bulletin is our weekly study guide, “Time in the Word.”   Next week’s theme is “God Provides for Our Needs.”

Roz Schamerloh is the July “Meals of Grace” coordinator.  If you know of someone who could benefit from this ministry, 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 September 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.

If you would still like to get a copy of The Lutheran Hymnal, you may go over to the Parish Hall following today’s worship service to pick one up.  There are hymnals in memory of Louis F. Bultemeier, Herman Stoppenhagen, Erwin Buuck, and Etta Trueger, as well as those in honor of the LYF and St. Paul’s Business and Professional Women.  The hymnals will be available for pick-up throughout the month of August.  They will need to be packed away prior to the first day of Sunday School, September 14. 

Thanks to all who donated funds for the “Clothe-A-Kid,” project.  Through your efforts nine children will be given some new school clothes.  Paul appreciates the congregation’s support in this effort.    

Love INC has informed the church that as of July 16, there were still 48 children (of the original 223) who have yet to find sponsors.  If you would be interested in sponsoring a child, please contact the Love INC office (not the Drier’s) at 260-728-4503 by August 1.

How much fun did we all have at the picnic?  Bunches!!!  Despite the rain that fell, the enthusiasm and fun everyone had wasn't dampened.  To all those who helped in anyway with the picnic (set up and take down, games, food, etc.), we say THANK YOU!  The food was great, the fellowship fantastic, and the dancing delightful.  A special thank you goes out to the LYF for manning the ice cream machine.  We look forward to our picnic next year!  -- Board of Stewardship

A pair of sunglasses was found during the picnic clean up.  If you are missing a pair, please contact the church office.  Thanks

What a glorious day!  We wish to thank everyone who helped make Pastor's 25th anniversary in the ministry so special.  A special thank you goes out to Deb Gallmeyer who donated the altar flowers as well as the roses that adorned the tables at the meal, to Michelle Knipstein who baked and decorated the cakes for the dinner, to the Morning Glories for the banners, and to Manley Meats who catered the dinner.  To all those who helped behind the scenes, in any way, we thank you.  It was a labor of love for all of us. -- The Elders & The Anniversary Committee

A decision was made at the last 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.

Violinist Caleb Mossburg and mezzo-soprano Lydia Dahling will be presenting a recital today at 4 p.m. at First Wayne Street United Methodist Church, 300 E. Wayne Street in Ft. Wayne.  They will perform a wide spectrum of music, including works by J. S. Bach, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Cesar Frank, Samuel Barber, and Leonard Bernstein.  Caleb and Lydia are students at the Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington where both will be sophomores this fall.  You are cordially invited to attend this recital.

New Hope Lutheran Church in Ossian is having a Senior Citizen’s Dinner and program on Thursday, August 7, in their Fellowship Hall.  There will be a sing-a-long with Ed Higgins, with entertainment provided by Lydia Dahling.  A free-will offering will be taken to help defray the cost of the food.  Please call the church office at New Hope (622-7954) by Monday, August 4, to make your reservations.

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).

Summer Sunday Brunches continue at Concordia Theological Seminary.  The next brunch is Sunday, August 3, with serving in the Katherine Luther Dining Hall from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Cost is $11 for adults, $10 for senior citizens (60 or older) and $5 for children (ages 4-12).

A hog roast, bake sale, and benefit auction to help John (Zak) Nahrwold is planned for Saturday, August 23, at Central Church, 5801 Schwartz Road (off of State Road 37) in Ft. Wayne.  Zak is the son of John & Deb (Buuck) Nahrwold and nephew of Don and Dave Buuck.  The meal will be served from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. with the auction beginning at 7 p.m.  All proceeds will go to help cover outstanding medical expenses and will be matched by the East Allen and Central Allen County Chapters of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. A flier with more information is located in either entranceway of the church.

On Saturday, August 2, you are invited to come to St. John Flatrock’s Fellowship Center at 5 p.m. and hear a presentation by Monta Denow, director of Lutheran Hour Ministries in Thailand.  Her work includes Laos and Myanmar (Burma).  A light lunch will be served.

Youth ushers for August are Jarvis and Gunnar Cale, while Tina Geels and Shelly Kiefer are serving on Altar Guild.

The service and reception celebrating 25 years of ministry last Sunday was appreciated, gratifying, and humbling. Your support in the form of prayer, encouragement, and gifts are all expressions of your love. We are truly blessed. May the Lord continue to bless our Friedheim family. - Pastor Dahling

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 278 with 195 receiving Holy Communion



Last Week’s Contributions

Home Purpose




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

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 have been mailed.  If you don’t receive yours in the mail, please contact the school office (639-6177). 

The Annual Association Meeting will be held on Monday, July 28, at 7 p.m. in Bingen’s Fellowship Hall.  There is a copy of the Wyneken’s Annual Report in either entranceway of the church.  Please pick a copy up as you leave the worship service this morning and plan on coming to this important meeting.

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.

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.


The last basketball open gym will be held tonight from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  If you are a soccer player, there is one more open field Monday, July 28 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Volleyball open gym (grades 5-8) will be held on Sunday, August 3 and 10, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Are you interested in coaching at Wyneken?  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 soccer (practices may begin on August 11), cheerleading (practices begin in September), and basketball (JV girls (one team), 7th grade boys and girls) with practices to begin late in October.   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

MONDAY 7:00 p.m. Association Meeting @ Bingen
WEDNESDAY 6:30 p.m. Walking (meet @ Parish Hall)
SATURDAY 8:00 a.m. Wyneken cafeteria floor cleaning


August 3 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

  11:00 a.m.

Brunch @ Seminary

  6:00 p.m. Open gym - Volleyball
August 4   Registration at Wyneken
  7:00 p.m. Elders’ Meeting
  7:30 p.m. Trustees’ Meeting
  8:00 p.m. Council Meeting
August 6 6:00 p.m. Physicals at Wyneken
  6:30 p.m. Walking (meet at Parish Hall)
August 7 8:00 a.m. Thrivent Meeting @ Adams Memorial
  11:30 a.m. Senior Citizens Program @ New Hope