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!  We are so glad you have chosen to worship with us this morning.  If you are communing, please take a moment to complete a communion registration card.  Cards can be found in either entranceway of the church and may be placed in the offering plate or given to one of the Deacons.  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 18 – Pentecost 16
September 7
, 2008

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Order of Service

LSB #566, vv. 1-2; vv. 3-4; #637; #816; #633; #752;

#566, vv. 5-6

 

The Order of Service Divine Service Setting Three, Page 184
The Hymns LSB #566, vv. 1-2; vv. 3-4; #637; #816; #633; #752; #566, vv. 5-6
Readings Christian Obligations to Sinners

Ezekiel 33:7-9

The obligation to warn sinners
Romans 13:1-10 The obligation to exhort sinners to obey
Matthew 18:1-20 The obligation to reconcile sinners
The Sermon

“You are Your Brother’s Keeper” – Matthew 18:1-20

Let’s consider the value of Christians getting together in a church.

1. The church has the power of the keys — v. 18.

2. When the church prays, prayers are answered — v. 19.

3. When the church assembles, Christ is present — v. 20.

The Acolyte

Shelby Kiess

 

+  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—JoAnn Baumann, Heath Witte, Mike Linnemeier, Christian Robinson, Kyle Brodbeck, Rachelle Buuck, Ashlyn Black, Tracy Stevens, Bethany Evans, Dennis Werling, Andrew Blomenberg, Beth McCloskey, and Megan Schamerloh.  We also remember our Wyneken School, especially our Resource Room teacher, Cindy Roy, and Lisa Bills.    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 Armilla Conrad who is in Extended Care at Adams Memorial, Harley Bergman (Toney’s father) who is a patient at Parkview North, Kelly Baumann (Trevor’s wife), Karen Johnson (Leslie Lawson’s mother), Phil Leininger (Jean Timm’s brother), Cheri White (Angie Werling’s cousin), and Troy Sinar (Dick & Donna Hileman’s nephew).

We remember in our prayers George & Barb Geyer who celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary last Friday, Richard & Eldora Scheumann who are celebrating their 62nd wedding anniversary today, and Gary & Dorothy Heckman who will celebrate their 63rd anniversary this Tuesday.  May our Lord and Savior keep these couples in His protective care, blessing them and guiding them throughout their daily lives.

We extend our Christian sympathy to the family and friends of Art Hurst, Barb Geyer’s brother, who was called to be with his Lord and Savior this past week and was given Christian burial, as well as the family of Lily Kilgore, great niece of Don & Bev Jenkins, who went to be with her Heavenly Father on Thursday, September 4.  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 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), and Danny Cross (Laura Knipstein’s fiancée), 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.

The flowers on the altar are to the glory of God and in honor of the 63rd wedding anniversary of Gary & Dorothy Heckman, placed in church with much love and admiration, by their children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.  Flowers have also been placed in church in honor of Richard & Eldora Scheumann who celebrate their 62nd wedding anniversary today.  May our heavenly Father continue to be at the heart of their homes, blessing them and guiding them throughout their lives.

We keep the members of St. John’s Bingen and Zion Lutheran in Decatur in our prayers.   Both parishes continue in their search for ministers. 

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.  Next Sunday, Rev. John W. Sattler of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Indianapolis, will speak.  His sermon, “What Good Does Forgiveness Do?” is from Matthew 18:21-35.  Why does God ask us to forgive each other?  The question will be answered along with the point that He intends forgiveness to be an “I want to” experience.

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.    Today’s message is “Who is Greatest” from Matthew 18:1-20.  It’s human nature to be “first” among peers.  Does that make it good?

You can listen to Issues, Etc., on demand.  Issues, Etc. is produced by Lutheran Public Radio and hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken.  Listen to what you want when you want at www.issuesetc.org.

We conclude our of Luther’s Small Catechism, Christian Questions with Their Answers as prepared by Dr. Martin Luther, Numbers 16-20.  Please turn to pages 329-330 in the Lutheran Service Book.

Next Sunday Debbie Feenstra, Missionary Support Administrator of the LCMS World Mission, will be our guest.  She will give a PowerPoint presentation on the work Rev. Charles & Jeanette Groth are doing in Cambodia and Southeast Asia, as well as showing items from that area and the culture of Cambodia.  Her presentation will begin at approximately 9:30 a.m. in church.  Following her presentation the congregation is invited to go the Parish Hall to enjoy the LWML-sponsored brunch.

Board of Stewardship’s Food for Thought – The Apostle Peter describes us as “strangers in the world” (1 Peter 1:1).  We move through this life recognizing that, according to Jesus, we are in the world, but not of the world (John 17:16).  In order for us to not to be of the world, we must keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, seeking first His kingdom and His righteousness.  Throughout our Christian journey, God dwells in us and leads us, transforming us by the power of the Holy Spirit into people who do not trust in themselves or the world but in the Lord.

Included in this morning’s bulletin is our weekly study guide, “Time in the Word.”  

Trisha Hockemeyer is September’s “Meals of Grace” coordinator.  If you know of someone who could benefit from this ministry, contact Trisha at 547-4744.   

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).  More information on this project was printed in the September newsletter.  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 need to 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.  They will need to be packed away prior to the first day of Sunday School, September 14. 

Concordia Theological Seminary invites you to their Sunday Brunch today.  Serving is from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Katherine Luther Dining Hall.  The 7th will also be their 50th anniversary celebration and the opening service day of the new academic year. 

Movie night has been set for our LYF!!  Youth group members are invited to the home of Paul Drier (3091 W 750 N in rural Decatur) next Sunday, September 14, at 5 p.m. for supper and the movies (and a short business meeting).  The counselors will provide drinks and your table service.  Youth group members are asked to bring a dish to share.  Hopefully, many of the youth will be able to make it.

The LYF will have a paper/aluminum can drive sometime in October.  The congregation is asked to save these items for the youth group to pick up.  Watch the bulletin and/or newsletter for the date.

There will be a benefit Soup & Sandwich Dinner today to benefit Jesse & Louann (Fuelling) Wolfe.  (Louann is Cindy Wass’ cousin.)  The meal will be at St. Peter-Immanuel School (corner of 1100 N and State Road 101) with serving from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The menu includes Manley’s pulled pork sandwiches, sloppy joes, hot dogs, vegetable soup, chicken noodle soup, assorted salads and desserts, soft-serve ice cream, and drinks.  A free-will donation will be accepted.  There will also be baked goods, craft items, and garden produce for sale.  You may be wondering why the benefit is needed.  Jesse has had more than one surgery to repair seeping aneurysms (during one of the surgeries, the last blood vessel to his colon was severed) and still has multiple aneurysms; he also has recurring kidney stones for which he has had surgery, and his body has trouble retaining nutrients to keep his body healthy.  He lost his job with ADM in December 2001 due to cut backs and four days after he got a temporary job with the USDA and just three weeks before his daughter’s wedding, he was diagnosed with the aneurysms.  He has been on disability for the last two years.  Louann has a right hip replacement and complete knee replacement in the last two years.  She works at Bellmont Middle School as a cook; however, cooks do not get paid insurance.  They need to pay for their own health insurance, and this is costing them over $1,000 a month.  The insurance cost, as well as the cost of meeting their deductible, is starting to deplete their savings and cause a financial hardship.  (To read a more complete account concerning the Wolfe’s, information sheets are available in either entranceway of the church.)  This benefit will be a great help to them. 

Our Sunday School classes are collecting school supplies to help families who are facing some financial hardships as this school year begins.  A list can be found in either entranceway of the church.  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!

Sunday School materials are here!  If you would like to pick up your packets, you will find them on the safe outside the church office in the Parish Hall.  Sunday School classes will begin next week, the 14th, including public school confirmation class.  Because of the LWML brunch next Sunday, the 5th & 6th and 7th & 8th classes that normally meet in the Parish Hall basement will need to relocate (site still to be determined).  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!

Adult Bible Class will begin on Sunday, September 21.  At that time, we will continue our review of what we as Lutherans believe, teach, and confess.  This class meets in the church basement.  All are welcome to come to this class.  Hope to see you there!

The LWML brunch is set for Rally Day (September 14) and the menu will include hash brown casserole, egg & sausage casserole, mixed fruit, smoke-y-links, breakfast rolls, donuts, muffins, juice, and coffee.  Serving begins immediately after our worship service (approximately 10 a.m.) and will conclude around 11 a.m.  Ladies, your help is needed to make this a successful event.  If you could help with food preparation the day before (beginning at 8 a.m.), donate sweet rolls, muffins, or breads, set-up, 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!

The SRD Workshop will be held at Bethlehem Lutheran Church (Ossian) on Sunday, September 28, at 3 p.m.  LeaAnn Fifer, a member of St. John’s Bingen, will give a presentation on her mission trip to Guatemala this past summer.  Ladies are also asked to brig scissors so that they can help trim stamps.  A light supper will be served following the events of the day.

The Thursday morning LWML Bible Class will be held at the home of Ann Crosby at 9 a.m. on the 11th.

The Fall Lutheran Woman’s Quarterly has arrived as have the October – December Portals of Prayer.  Copies can be found in either entranceway of the church.  You may pick up your copy as you leave the service this morning.

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. 

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!

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans is excited to be presenting this year’s Indianapolis Colts “All Pro Dad Father and Kids Experience” on Saturday, October 11, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Join Head Coach Tony Dungy for an unforgettable afternoon filled with NFL-themed relationship-building activities and information!  This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to step on the field at Lucas Oil Stadium and get a behind-the-scenes look at many of the stadium’s amenities.  Since this event will sell out very quickly, we have made special arrangements for Thrivent Financial guests to register before the general public.  Early registration will begin on September 9 on our website at www.lutheransonline.com/rfo270.  If you don’t have Internet access, you can call 1-800-956-8300, extension 309, for more information.

We wish to thank the members of Friedheim for all the prayers for our precious great-niece, Lily, who went to her heavenly home this past week.  She was so little and fought so hard, but our Loving Father must have needed another angel in heaven. We appreciate your support.  – Don & Bev Jenkins and family

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 176 with 117 receiving Holy Communion

 OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Fund

Last Week’s Contributions

Home Purpose

$4,063.90

Missions

$360.00

Wyneken News

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?  SCRIP will be available all day in the school office except on Tuesdays as well as after school.  You can see Kim Weiland about purchasing SCRIP this morning.  You can also e-mail her at kimw@jwgroupinc.com to place your SCRIP order.

The first PTL meeting of this school year will be held tomorrow evening (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.  In fact, the PTL is in need of 2-4 volunteers to help with the Christmas card fundraiser.  This involves organizing and distributing the catalogues.  If you have any questions or would like to help with this project, please contact the PTL president, Kenton Kleine, at 639-3749 as soon as possible.  Your input is important to this organization of our school.  Come!  The 8th grade students provide childcare for the evening.

Mr. Bryan Munoz, our band director, will be at Wyneken on Monday, September 8, at 6:30 p.m. to meet with the 5th & 6th graders (and their parents) who were just “tested” on a band instrument and would like to be in the band program.  He will have information available on affordable instrument rental from the Mr. Music store in Ft. Wayne and will answer any general questions you may have concerning the Wyneken band.

The Band Boosters will be having a meeting soon (time and date to be determined) to discuss the October 3 fish fry as well as use of the booster funds.  Help from parents, grandparents, and friends of Wyneken will be needed to make this year’s band dinner a success.  If you would be willing to help work any of the following shifts, please contact Kelly Todd (639-7291) or Cindy Gallmeyer (724-4047).  Help is needed from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. to bread fish and then to work one of the two shifts—4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Thank you in advance for your help in this matter.

Chapel offerings for the first quarter will benefit Unity Lutheran School, an inner city mission school in East St. Louis, Illinois.  Unity has outgrown their present building and is currently in the middle of a school building project.  Please keep the school, their staff, students, and parents in your prayers.

Wyneken will dismiss at 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, September 11.  If your child rides an East Allen bus they will have transportation both to and from school that day.  Students who ride a North Adams bus will need to find transportation home or make arrangements with the Extended Care (639-6064).

If you child forgets his/her signed permission slip for a field trip, they will not be allowed to make a phone call to parents or grandparents to have the slip brought to school.  If they don’t have it turned in on the morning of their trip, they will not go on the field trip with the rest of their class, but will stay in the school office with class work to complete.

Help is needed in the library.  If you can help with the following classes and times, please contact Mrs. Gemila Rabel at Wyneken (639-6177) or home (724-4949):  pre-school on Thursday mornings from 10:40 a.m. to 11 a.m., 4th graders on Thursdays from 1:25 p.m. to 1:50 p.m., and 7th/8th graders on Fridays from 12:45 p.m. to 1:05 p.m.  Thanks!

Gibby’s Photo Studios will be taking school pictures on Friday, September 12.  A picture order form has been sent home with each student.

Fall ISTEP+ testing is scheduled for September 15-26 for children in grades 3-8.  Parents are strongly discouraged from removing their children for any appointments or vacations during this time.

Your help is needed!  Volunteers are needed to help in the Child Care area, especially at lunch time (11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) and homework time (2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.).  If you would be able to spare a few hours, even for just one day of the week, it would be a tremendous help.  Please contact Tammy Melcher in the Child Care office (639-6064) as soon as possible.

One or two parents (or grandparent) volunteers are needed to cut and sort the Campbell’s labels that are collected in the office.  This would need to be done about once a week.  Stop in the school office for more information.

A limited number of 2007-2008 yearbooks are available for $17.  They will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

Parents are reminded that you are to use the main entrance to school only when dropping off and/or picking up your children unless you are using the services of our Extended Care.  You or a designated person must come in to the lobby at dismissal time to sign out your child for pick up.  This is for your child’s safety.  Thank you for your cooperation.

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 today.  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. 

Sports

Home events have begun for our soccer (boys) and volleyball (girls) teams.  That means our concession stand is open.  The Athletic Boosters are asking for donations of bottled water, Gatorade, and pop (20 oz. or smaller, capped bottles only, no cans).  These donations help offset the expenses of running an athletic program (officiating fees, uniforms, equipment, tournament fees, etc.).  You may bring your donations (marked “Athletic Boosters”) in to the school office at any time.  Donations will be needed throughout the season.  Individuals who are also willing to work in the concession stand, run the scoreboard, and be lines people are also needed.   Thanks in advance for your help.

The boys’ varsity soccer team will play St. Paul at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, September 12, at Central.  The JV soccer team will play Central at Central on Tuesday, September 9, at 4:15 p.m. and on Thursday, September 11, they will face St. Peter at 4:15 p.m. at Wyneken.  The 8th grade volleyball team plays Suburban Bethlehem on Wednesday, September 10, at 4:15 p.m. at Wyneken.    The 8th graders will also face Bethlehem at 9 a.m. on Saturday, September 13, and St. Peter-Immanuel at 11 a.m. with the 7th grade team facing St. Paul’s 7th graders at 1 p.m.  All three games are at Concordia Lutheran High School.  The 5th & 6th grade volleyball teams play Concordia at Concordia on Monday, September 8, with the 5th graders playing at 4:15 p.m. and the 6th graders at 5:30 p.m.  The 5th grade team faces St. Paul on Wednesday, September 10, at 4:15 p.m. at St. Paul.  Come out and support our young athletes.  Remember, that there is no admission fee to the games at Wyneken unless it is a tourney. 

THIS WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

TODAY 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

  10:30 a.m.

Benefit for Wolfe family @ SPI

MONDAY 7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
TUESDAY 6:00 p.m. Early-bird Bible Class
  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
WEDNESDAY 8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  7:00 p.m. Choir
THURSDAY 8:00 a.m. Thrivent Meeting @ Adams Memorial
  9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class @ Ann Crosby’s

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

September 14 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service (Rally Day)      

  10:00 a.m.

Sunday School

  10:00 a.m. LWML Brunch
September 15 7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
  7:00 p.m. Busy Women’s Bible Class
September 16 6:00 p.m. Early-bird Bible Class
  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
September 17 All Day Tabea Society Extra Quilting  
  8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  7:00 p.m. Choir
September 18 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class
    Friends of Wyneken Bus Trip

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