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.  If you are communing, take a moment to complete a communion registration card.  Cards can be found in either entranceway of the church.  You may place your 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 15 – Pentecost 13
August 17
, 2008

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Order of Service

Divine Service Setting Three, Page 184

The Hymns LSB #822, #704; #575; #618; #619; #922

God is for All People    

Isaiah 56:1, 6-8 God’s house is for all peoples
Romans 11:1-2a, 13-15, 28-32 God’s Kingdom includes Gentiles
Matthew 15:21-28  God’s Son heals one of another race
The Sermon

“Help me Jesus!” – Matthew 15:21-28

1.  If you have real need (v. 22)

2.  If you are humble (vv. 26-27)

3.  If you have faith (v. 28)

4.  If you are persistent (v. 23)

The Acolyte

Alan Bergdall


+  Soli Deo Gloria  +

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Linda Buuck, Carma Conrad, Dave Conrad, Andrea Driscoll, Rich Hartmann, Ed Geyer, Dave Houser, Irene Kiess, Cindy Houser, Jason Scheumann, Madison Stoppenhagen, DeWayne Gallmeyer, Sara Bultemeier, Sharon Christianer, and Kyle Stevens.  We also remember the faculty and support staff of our Wyneken Memorial Lutheran School, which begins its 40th year, as well as students and parents, and those teaching in public school, as a new school year begins tomorrow.    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), Lilly Kilgore (great-niece of Don & Bev Jenkins) who remains 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), 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 remember in our prayers Sam & Judy Baumann who are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary today and Doug & Pat Schlemmer who will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary this Tuesday, August 19.  May our Heavenly Father remain at the center of their homes, blessing and guiding them.

We keep the members of St. John’s Bingen and Zion Lutheran in Decatur in our prayers.   Bingen’s has issued a call to Rev. Marcus R. Jauss from Immanuel Lutheran Church in Higginsville, Missouri. Rev. Barry J. Keurulainen has returned his call and Zion continues in their search for a minister.  May the Lord guide Rev. Jauss as he contemplate this call and keep all three congregations in your 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.   

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 Sixth Chief Part, the Sacrament of the Altar.  Please turn to pages 326-327 in the Lutheran Service Book.

The Monday Night Bible Class resumes tomorrow evening at 7 p.m. in the church basement.

Board of Stewardship’s Food for Thought – Through our own personal efforts, we are not going to be able to give more.  We can grow in the grace of giving only because the Holy Spirit, working through God’s Word, instructs and empowers us to be more generous.  As we spend time reading and studying God’s Word, we will grow in faith and grow in our generosity.  The Apostle Paul wrote, “And God is able to make all grace abound to you so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work” (2 Corinthians 9:8).  It is only by God’s grace that we have money to give, and it is only by God’s grace that we have the desire to give.

Included in this morning’s bulletin is our weekly study guide, “Time in the Word.”   Next week’s theme is “God’s Self-Disclosure to His 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.   

Pastor Dahling has been called for jury duty in the District Court on August 26-28.  If you find that you are in need of pastoral care during that time, you may contact Pastor Daniel Brege at Preble.

There will be a Special Voters’ Meeting next 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.

Pastor Dahling will be preaching at Woodcrest on Thursday, September 4.  Helpers are needed to provide assistance to residents to get to the chapel service.  If you can help, please let Pastor Dahling know.  You would need to be at Woodcrest between 12:45 p.m. and 1 p.m.  Thanks!

In anticipation of the 175th anniversary of our church, the Altar Guild is looking at replacing the paraments and communionware (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.

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. 

The Morning Glories will meet this Tuesday, August 19.  If you enjoy crafting, why not join them at 9 a.m. in the Parish Hall.  The group usually heads for home by 11:30 a.m.  Hope to see you on Tuesday!

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).  Thanks to those who have already offered donations and are willing to work.  It is much appreciated.

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. 

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 (some new ones have been added), as well as pastor’s anniversary celebration and the LYF’s recent white water rafting trip.  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).

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 LWML is planning a brunch on Rally Day (September 14) and, ladies, your help is needed.  If you could help with food preparation the day before, donate sweet rolls, muffins, or breads, set-up and/or take down, or help serve on the 14th, please contact one of the LWML officers—Ann Crosby, Kathy Bultemeier, Dorothy Heckman, or Cindy Wass.  Thanks in advance for your  help!

A hog roast, bake sale, and benefit auction to help John (Zak) Nahrwold is this 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 today.  Get the word out—let’s help the Nahrwold’s!

What a great turnout from the LYF last week!  A special thank you goes out to the Kiefer family for hosting the party and to our out-going officers for the great work that they have done this past year.  Officers for this school year are as follows:  President – Elliot Conrad; Vice President – Anna Buuck; Treasurer – Alex Weiland; Secretary – Elizabeth Kiefer; Spiritual Advisor – James Gorman; and “Go-fer” – Paul Drier.  A movie night is being planned for September.  Watch the newsletter and bulletin for more information.

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.

Are you a Thrivent member?  Do you plan on utilizing Thrivent’s GivingPlus program?  Thrivent GivingPlus Gift Forms can be found in either entranceway of the church.  By utilizing this member benefit, you can increase your contribution to the school by 50%--A $600 contribution from you is increased by $300 through Thrivent’s match, making a total donation to Wyneken of $900.  Where else can you get that type of return on investment?  If you have questions about the program, please contact Mike Heckman, our Wyneken Contributions Treasurer. 

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.

Has your college student already headed back to campus?  If would be very helpful that once you know your child’s address (whether on-campus or off-campus housing is used) and e-mail address, to forward that information on to the church office.  If your child’s address has remained the same, please pass that information on also.  You can e-mail the church office at churchoffice@zionfriedheim.org.  Thanks!

We just received word from Rural King that this past week (August 11-17), Rural King will rebate 5% of the net total of purchases made from their store.  If you made any purchases last week (or plan on making any today), please bring the original receipts to the church office (a copy of the receipt can be made for your files) no later than Sunday, August 24.  Receipts must be turned in to the store no later than August 30. 

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.

Concordia Theological Seminary is offering several fall retreats.   You can check out the different retreats by visiting their website, www.ctsfw.edu, and click on Events and then click on Seminary Retreat.  You can also call 260-452-2204.

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 206



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.

Wyneken Lutheran School MAY need to hire a teacher's aide for this school year. It would be a part-time position of less than 30 hours. Please contact Mr. Lowell Timm at 639-6177 for more information.

Have you looked over a SCRIP order sheet lately?  Check out all the vendors from whom you can purchase SCRIP.  How many of these stores do you regularly do business with?  Why not buy some SCRIP and help out the school?  You can see Kim Weiland about purchasing SCRIP this morning.  You can e-mail her at kimw@jwgroupinc.com to place your SCRIP order.

School’s back in session tomorrow, August 18!  Opening chapel will be held at 8:20 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Bingen.  All are invited to attend. 

Classes will be held all day on the 18th.  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.  Wyneken’s school hours are 8 a.m. to 2:43 p.m.  The main entrance doors open at 7:45 a.m.  Your children can wait at the main entrance starting at 7:40 a.m. (NO EARLIER).  If you will need to drop off your children earlier, you will need to use the childcare entrance and your children will stay in the childcare area until the 7:45 a.m. bell.

A Note from the Cooks:  Is your garden and/or orchard overflowing with fruits and vegetables? Donations are always gladly and willingly accepted to help out our school lunch program.  If you have fruits, vegetables, or meat that you would like to donate, please contact Sharon Franke (623-3992).  Thanks!

Market Day, a PTL fundraising program, is back!  Order forms will be available next Sunday; however, you can always go on-line and place your order (www.marketday.com).  Order forms will need to be returned to school by Wednesday, August 27, with both Internet orders and phone orders (please call Sharon Franke at 623-3992) due by noon on Saturday, August 30.  Pick-up date is Thursday, September 4, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the old gym.  If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Franke.  Your support of this program is very much appreciated.

Mark Tuesday, September 2, on your calendar.  The annual Open House/Scholastic Book Fair will be held that evening at 7 p.m.  Parents, you can visit with your child’s teacher, see the classroom, ask questions, and show an interest in your child’s education. 

The Book Fair will open on Tuesday, September 2, and will run through the week (7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.).  You can visit the Book Fair with your child at the Open House; your child will also have a chance to go to the Book Fair during the school day and after school.

The first PTL meeting of this school year will be held on Monday, September 8, at 7 p.m.  The PTL meets just four times during the school year (September, November, February, and April).  It is a great way to get involved with the activities and events at Wyneken.  Much of the fundraising done throughout the year (SCRIP, Market Day, Christmas cards, and bake sales) is done by our PTL.  Your input is important!  Come!  The 8th grade students provide childcare for the evening.

You can now send in those Campbell Soup labels, Big G box tops, and pop tabs to Wyneken that you have been saving all summer long.  This is an on-going project with collection boxes found in the school office (or send the items in with a Wyneken student).  Used printer (not toner) cartridges can also be brought in to the school.

Parents, don’t forget to return your “Consent for Medical Treatment” card and the non-prescription medicine permission form to the school office as soon as possible.  Applications for the free/reduced lunch program also need to be returned to Wyneken as soon as possible. 

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.  Anyone interested, please contact Mike Rabel (724-4949) or Ed Albert (547-4171).

Wyneken Memorial Lutheran School continues to look 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. Lowell Timm.

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.


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.    


TODAY 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

MONDAY 8:20 a.m.

 Opening Chapel @ Wyneken           

  7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

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


August 24 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service

  10:00 a.m. Special Voters’ Meeting
    Rural King receipts needed
August 25 7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

August 26 9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
August 27 6:30 p.m. Walking (meet @ Parish Hall)

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

“An Angel Says … God can mend a broken heart, but we have to give Him all the pieces.”  – What An Angel Might Say; Mostly Memories 2001 – August 10

Did you know that of all the books published during the first ten years of the Reformation, that Luther wrote one-quarter of them?  Source:  www.oldlutheran.com