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

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Proper 13 – Pentecost 11
August 3
, 2008

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Order of Service

Divine Service Setting Three, Page 184

The Hymns LSB #687, vv. 1-3; #533; #546; #527; #685; #687, vv. 4-5
Readings God provides for Our Needs

Isaiah 55:1-5              

God offers food for our souls (spiritual needs)
Romans 9:1-15    God blesses us with inseparable love (emotional needs)
Matthew 14:13-21  God, through Christ, provides food for our bodies (physical needs)
The Sermon

“What Five Can Do” – Matthew 14:13-21


Permanent values in this miracle 

  1. Christ is able to feed us (vv. 19-20).
  2. Christ is willing to feed us (compassion) v. 14.
  3. Christ is in control (v. 18).
  4. Christ provides abundantly (v. 20).

The Acolyte

Madison Stoppenhagen


+  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.

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Izaak Bobay, Gabrielle Brandt, Emma Buuck, Nick Linnemeier, Hannah Timm, Elfurt Blomenberg, Jacob Conrad, Misty Gehres, Beth Rettig, Carrington Bultemeier, John Nidlinger, Bonnie Buuck, Eldora Fuelling, Roger Manley, and Chad Baumann.  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), Karen Johnson (Leslie Lawson’s mother), 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.   Since Rev. Daniel Grams has returned the call to Bingen, the congregation continues their search for a minister.  Zion has issued a call to Rev. Barry J. Keurulainen from St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Cabot, Pennsylvania and is awaiting his reply.  May the Lord guide Rev. Keurulainen as he contemplate this call and keep all three congregations in your prayers.

On Sunday, August 10, Rev. John Wurst, former Vicar at St. John’s Bingen, will be installed as pastor of Christ the King Lutheran Church, 4219 Grand Avenue in Duluth Minnesota.  We pray the Lord’s blessings on Rev. 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.   

You can listen to Issues, Etc., on demand.  Issues, Etc. is produced by Lutheran Public Radio and hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken.  Topics include:  Islam, Defending the Pro-Life position, God’s Will for Your Daily Life, Religion & Politics, Biblical Interpretation, the Pop Spirituality of Oprah Winfrey, Movie Reviews, Christ-Centered Fatherhood, Creation vs. Evolution, Witnessing to Jehovah’s Witnesses and more.  Listen to what you want when you want at www.isuesetc.org.

In today’s review of Luther’s Small Catechism, we will focus on the Sacrament of Baptism.  Please turn to page 325 in the Lutheran Service Book.

The Monday Night Bible Class will not meet next week (August 11), but will meet tomorrow night, August 4, at 7 p.m. in the church basement.

Board of Stewardship’s Food for Thought –1 Peter 4:10 is one of the Bible’s most challenging and motivating verses: “Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.”  The verse outlines three truths.  First of all, each one of us has received a gift from God.  Second, we are to serve others.  Finally, we are to be stewards in administering God’s grace, which has been entrusted to us.  Whatever we are called to do for the honor of God and the good of others, we should do it with all our might so God will be glorified.

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

Kim Weiland is the August “Meals of Grace” coordinator.  If you know of someone who could benefit from this ministry, contact Kim at 639-3804.   

Council Members:  Don’t forget the meeting this Tuesday, August 5, at 8 p.m. in the church basement.  If you haven’t picked up your minutes yet, you will find them in your slots in either entranceway of the church.

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.  The Altar Guild will be meeting on Tuesday, August 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the church basement.

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. 

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

The LYF will be meeting at the home of Kent & Shelly Kiefer on Sunday, August 10, beginning at 4 p.m.  The counselors will be bringing the drinks, table service, hot dogs, and hamburgers.  Youth group members and their families are asked to bring a dish to share.  Bring a swimsuit and towel to enjoy the pond and, of course, there will be sand volleyball.  This will be a chance to have officer installation, freshmen initiation, and senior farewell.  Hope many of you can make it!

There will be a benefit Soup & Sandwich Dinner on Sunday, September 7, to benefit Jesse & Louann (Fuelling) Wolfe.  (Louann is Cindy Wass’ cousin.)  The meal will be at St. Peter-Immanuel School with serving from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Friedheim (along with Preble) is in charge of the desserts.  Needed are 20 pans (9” x 13” in disposable pans) and individuals who are willing to work a shift.  Shift times are from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. to noon, and noon to 1:30 p.m.  If you can work a shift or donate a dessert, please contact Leesa Heckman (724-4340) or Betty Sielschott (724-3946).

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.

If you haven’t already, take a moment to check out our website, www.zionfriedheim.org.  You will find some great pictures from the picnic, as well as pastor’s anniversary celebration.  There are other resources to look at as well such as Bible studies, sermons, bulletins, newsletters, etc.  We thank Marv Drier for maintaining this site for us. 

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.   The trip is $50 per person with a deadline to sign up of August 18.  The bus stops at Decatur (6 a.m.), Ft. Wayne (6:30 a.m.), and Auburn (7 a.m.).  Contact Pendy Selking (547-4422), Karen Heller (724-7959), or John Kalb (260-432-2369).

Summer Sunday Brunches continue at Concordia Theological Seminary.  The brunch is today, 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).

Next Sunday there will be a Blood Pressure Clinic.  You can have your blood pressure checked prior to or after the worship service.

Our Sunday School classes will be collecting school supplies to help families who are facing some financial hardships as this school year begins.  A list was included in your August newsletter (and is also posted in either entranceway of the church).  As you look at back-to-school fliers, you will find that many of these items are on sale.  This will be an on-going collection as paper, pencils, glue, etc. is needed all year round.  You may place your donations in the same boxes that are used for “The Kids Helping Kids” clothing drive. Thanks!

There are a few openings to complete our Sunday School staff. If you would be interested in teaching (or team teaching), substituting, or helping out in a class, you may contact Kristin Scheumann (639-3042), Amy Walker (547-4648), or Pastor Dahling.  Thanks!

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.

Deb (Buuck) Nahrwold grew up here at Friedheim.  How many of you played softball with Deb, went to school with her, or saw her at church?  For many, making it to the benefit for her son, Zak, may be difficult.  To make it easier for everyone, some of her former softball teammates are accepting donations to be sent to the family.  They will send a card, with the donations and the list of donors to the family, so it reaches them prior to the benefit on the 23rd.  If you would like to participate, please see Ruth Heckman or Cindy Des Jean by Sunday, August 17.  Get the word out—let’s help the Nahrwold’s!

Zion Lutheran Church in Decatur is seeking applicants for part-time morning and/or afternoon employment for their new Latch Key Program.  If you would like to apply, please contact Mr. Bohning, Principal at Zion, at 724-7177, extension 106, or e-mail him at rbohning@ziondecatur.com.

You are invited to the 2008 Carload Conference for congregational leaders on Saturday, September 6, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Lutheran High School, 5555 S. Arlington Avenue, in Indianapolis.  Enjoy a large selection of topics, presented in a popular small group format.  Learn new skills.  Share experiences and challenges.  Network with other congregational leaders.  Discover new resources available.  Bring a whole carload for one low rate of $50.  The registration fee includes a box lunch.  A registration master list is in the church office.  If you would like to go, please contact the church office by Thursday, August 28.  To receive the $50 rate, all registrations must be received by Tuesday, September 2.  The $15 per person applies to anything after that time.

There will be a boy’s basketball mini-camp on August 4-7 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church’s Family Life Center, 1010 W. Monroe Street in Decatur.  The camp is open to boys entering grades 4-6 who attend any North Adams Community School (including the four parochial schools).  The cost is $40 per child and includes a t-shirt.  Instructors will be Seth Colclasure and Jon Zeser.  Emphasis will be on shooting, passing, dribbling, rebounding, and defense.  Registration forms are available in their church office.

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 195



Last Week’s Contributions

Home Purpose




Wyneken Contributions account donations for July totaled $5,585, bringing the year-to-date total to $29,615.

Wyneken News

Wyneken Memorial Lutheran School is in need of a special education teacher.  The applicant must have a license for Special Needs-Mild Intervention.  Other qualities that this candidate should possess are good communication and being able to understand the students and encouraging them in their daily activities.  This will be a part-time position of 20 hours per week.  The need is immediate as a teacher needs to be in place at the start of the school year, which is August 18.  If you are interested in the position and would like additional information, please contact Mr. Lowell Timm (639-6177).  Resumes should be sent to Wyneken to the attention of Mr. Timm.

Going back to school is just around the corner.  Whether you are heading to elementary, high school, or college, there are lots of items to be bought.  Don’t forget SCRIP when you going to the mall to do all that shopping!  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 Day is this Tuesday, August 5, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and again from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.   

Don’t forget to schedule your child’s sports physical when you are at registration on Tuesday.  Dr. Cam Nelson, along with others, will be at Wyneken on Wednesday, August 6, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  The cost is only $15.  If your child plans on playing soccer, volleyball, basketball, wrestles, or cheerleads, he/she must have a physical prior to them being allowed to practice.  If your 3rd or 4th grader plans on participating in the intramural basketball program this fall/winter, they also need to have a physical.

Wyneken Memorial Lutheran School continues to look for a vocal and instrumental music teacher as well as 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.   If interested in the music position (general music to grades K-8 as a part-time position of about 9-10 hours per week or band as a part-time position of about four hours per week and has been a before-school program), please contact Lowell Timm (639-6177).  Remember, you’ll need to call the office from 9 a.m. to noon--the summer office hours.

Wyneken Childcare is offering a Discount on Registration Fees, BUT THIS DISCOUNT WILL ONLY BE OFFERED ON AUGUST 5th, REGISTRATION DAY!   We will be dropping each fee by $10. (For one child it will be $15, for two children it will be $30, and for three or more it will be $40).  Anyone registering for childcare after August 5th will not be able to take advantage of this one-day discount and will be charged the regular fees. Please pass this on.  Hope this will help in some small way for all of our parents.  Thanks for all your support. 

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 (and in your August newsletter).


Volleyball open gym (grades 5-8) will be held this Sunday and next, 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.

Wyneken will again host a physical night at a cost of $15.  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.


TODAY 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

  11:00 a.m.

Brunch @ Seminary

  6:00 p.m. Open gym - Volleyball
TUESDAY 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Registration @ Wyneken
  6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Registration @ Wyneken
  7:00 p.m. Elders’ Meeting
  7:30 p.m. Trustees’ Meeting
  8:00 p.m. Council Meeting
WEDNESDAY 6:00 p.m. Physicals @ Wyneken
  6:30 p.m. Walking (meet @ Parish Hall)
THURSDAY 8:00 a.m. Thrivent Meeting @ Adams Memorial
  11:30 a.m. Senior Citizens Program @ New Hope


August 10 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service

    Blood Pressure Clinic after service
  4:00 p.m.

LYF @ Kiefers’

  6:00 p.m. Open gym - Volleyball
August 12 7:30 p.m.  Altar Guild Meeting
August 13 6:30 p.m. Walking (meet @ Parish Hall)
August 14 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class @ Dorothy Heckman’s
  7:00 p.m. Wyneken School Board
August 15  7:00 p.m. Lutheran Night at the Wizards

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