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!  It is again a beautiful summer day.  It is good to take a moment to reflect on all the blessings our Lord has given to us, including the opportunity to worship with other Christians.  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 14 – Pentecost 12
August 10
, 2008

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Order of Service

Divine Service Setting Three, Page 184

The Hymns LSB #733, vv. 1-3; vv. 4-6; #918
Readings God Our Help in Trouble

Job 38:4-18

God brings us out of despair
Romans 10:5-17 Christ deals with anxiety for non-Christians
Matthew 14:22-33 Christ rescues us from fear
The Sermon

“In Our Deepest Need” – Matthew 14:22-33


  1. We cry for help (v. 30).
  2. We are helped (vv. 31-32).

The Acolyte

Alan Bergdall


+  Soli Deo Gloria  +

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Tyler Sorg, Patty Strickler, Brian Bergdall, Bernice Berning, Ruth Hartmann, Lucy Lichtle, Deb Stevens, Kim Case, Dale Heckman, and Monica Schaefer.  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 Richard Miller who has returned home, Kelly Baumann (Trevor’s wife), Lilly Kilgore (great-niece of Don & Bev Jenkins) who was born on July 29 and is a patient at Riley Hospital, Karen Johnson (Leslie Lawson’s mother), Cheri White (Angie Werling’s cousin), 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) who has returned from Iraq and has returned to civilian life, 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 extend our sympathy to the families of Donna Schieferstein (former Wyneken 1st grade teacher) and Dorothy Selking (Mike Selking’s mother) who were both called to be with their Savior and given Christian burial this past week.  May the God of all comfort be with those who mourn, reminding them of that great day when all believers will be reunited in heaven.

We keep the members of St. John’s Bingen and Zion Lutheran in Decatur in our prayers.   Bingen’s Call Committee will be meeting this evening to issue a call.  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.

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 this afternoon.  We pray the Lord’s blessings on Rev. Wurst, his ministry, and the congregation at Christ the King.

Pastor Dahling and his family will be leaving for a short vacation (through this Tuesday evening).  If you need pastoral care while he is out of town, please contact Rev. Daniel Brege at St. Paul’s Preble.  We pray for safe travel for the Dahling family.

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.issuesetc.org.

In today’s review of Luther’s Small Catechism, we will focus on the Fifth Chief Part, the Office of the Keys and Confession.  Please turn to page 326 in the Lutheran Service Book.

The Monday Night Bible Class will not meet tomorrow evening (August 11), but will meet next week, August 18, at 7 p.m. in the church basement.

Board of Stewardship’s Food for Thought – J. Hudson Taylor wrote, “God’s work done in God’s way will never lack God’s supply.”  The message from this statement is that God has given His people all the material and spiritual resources needed to accomplish His purposes.  When we do God’s will, He will supply, through us, all the resources that are needed for His Church (2 Corinthians 9:10-11).  He wants us to be His channels through which the gifts needed for His work will flow.  By God’s grace, we can be faithful stewards who willingly share our gifts for God’s work.

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

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.   

There will be a Special Voters’ Meeting on Sunday, August 24.  The topic to be discussed is the roof project at Wyneken.  Please mark this on your calendar and plan on staying after the worship service.

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 this 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 today, 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. 

The Friends of Wyneken group 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).

Have your blood pressure checked this morning at our Blood Pressure Clinic.  You can have your blood pressure checked prior to or after the worship service.

Our Sunday School classes are 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 that need to be filled 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!

The Board of Stewardship will be meeting this Thursday at 7 p.m.  If anyone in the congregation has suggestions as to programs or events they would like to see, please contact a Board member (Kris Blomenberg, Cindy Des Jean, or Shirley Drier) so that it can be discussed at one of their meetings.  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!

The Adams County Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans is collecting money to help those affected by the Midwest floods.  If writing a check, please make it payable to “Adams County Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans” and write “2008 Midwest Flooding Response” on the memo line.  The checks can be sent to Dorothy Reiter, 2935 E US Highway 224, Decatur, IN  46733.  The Chapter is accepting donations through September 28.

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.

We would like to thank everyone for their thoughts, prayers, and acts of kindness during Donna’s illness and death.  We would like to thank everyone who took part in making the funeral service so comforting and meaningful.  Thank you, Pastor Dahling, for all of your comforting words, prayers, visits, and funeral message.  Words cannot express our gratefulness.  God bless you all! – The Donna Schieferstein family

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 195 with 134 receiving Holy Communion; Monday Night Bible Class - 3  



Last Week’s Contributions

Home Purpose




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.  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).

Wyneken Memorial Lutheran School continues to look for an 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 part-time band position of about four hours per week that in the past 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.

School’s back in session on Monday, August 18!  Opening chapel will be held at 8:20 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Bingen.  Classes will be held all day.  Students who ride North Adams busses will have transportation both to and from school that day.  Those who ride East Allen busses will need to find transportation both to and from school that day.

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) is this evening 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.  An interim varsity soccer coach has been found, but a head coach is still needed.  Coaches are still needed for cheerleading (practices begin in September), and basketball (girls’ JV and 7th grade teams) 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 JV soccer team will have an optional practice this Monday from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.  The JV volleyball team will have optional practices on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., while the varsity volleyball team will meet on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of this week from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Please remember that these practices are all non-mandatory practices. 


TODAY 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service

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

LYF @ Kiefers’

  6:00 p.m. Open gym - Volleyball
TUESDAY 7:30 p.m.  Altar Guild Meeting
WEDNESDAY 6:30 p.m. Walking (meet @ Parish Hall)
THURSDAY 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class @ Dorothy Heckman’s
  7:00 p.m. Stewardship Meeting
  7:00 p.m. Wyneken School Board
FRIDAY 7:00 p.m. Lutheran Night at the Wizards


August 17 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

August 18 8:20 a.m.

 Opening Chapel @ Wyneken           

  7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

August 19 9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
August 20 6:30 p.m. Walking (meet @ Parish Hall)
August 22   September Newsletter items due in church office
August 23  4:00 p.m. Benefit for Zak Nahrwold at Central Church, Ft. Wayne

Schnorr von Carolsfeld, woodcuts © WELS Permission to use these copyrighted items is limited to personal and congregational use.

Receiving and Giving

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).  Because God gives, we are enabled to give.  Thus, the cycle goes: God gives, we receive, we give, and God replenishes.  Through our faithful giving, we will hear God’s Words, “Well done, good and faithful servant” (Matthew 25:21).