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
Mrs. Wava Lichtle, Parish Nurse

Welcome!  We are so glad you have chosen to worship with us this morning.  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 19 – Pentecost 17
September 14
, 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 Hymns LSB #555, vv. 1-5; #837; #555, vv. 6-10
Readings Lift High the Cross
Numbers 21:4-9 God saves His people
I Corinthians 1:18-25 Christ—the power and wisdom of God
John 12:20-33 An opportunity to glorify God

The Acolyte

Katie Linnemeier


+  Soli Deo Gloria  +

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Mike Werling, Brett Hormann, Paul Ruble, Erin Lengerich, Marvin Stoppenhagen (his 93rd), Marlin Keidel, Petyon Buuck, Tom DeKoninck, and Judy Werling.  We also remember our entire Sunday School staff, as today is Rally Day, our Wyneken School, especially the Special Education teacher, Julie Miller, and Christine Bultemeier who teaches at Heritage.    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, 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 Jim & Ann Crosby who will celebrate their 53rd wedding anniversary this Thursday, September 18.  May our Lord and Savior keep this couple in His protective care, blessing them and guiding them throughout their daily lives.

We welcome into our Friedheim family Karen and Ethan Short who come to us by profession of faith from Bethlehem/St. Mark’s Lutheran Churches in Defiance, Ohio.  We welcome Karen, and her husband, Ryan, and their sons, Ethan and Noah.  Welcome and the Lord’s blessings as you partner with us in the Gospel of Christ.

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.

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. 

We welcome Debbie Feenstra, Missionary Support Administrator of the LCMS World Mission, as our guest this morning.  She will give a PowerPoint  presentation on the  work  that  Rev. Charles &

Jeanette Groth are doing in Cambodia and Southeast Asia, as well as show us items from that area and the culture of Cambodia.  Her presentation begins 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.

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, Dr. Walter A. Maier III from Concordia Theological Seminary in Ft. Wayne, will speak.  His sermon, “Living or Dying” is from Philippians 1:12-14, 19-26.  We learn that for us to live is Christ (living for Him, in His power), and to die is gain (far better), because our spirits will go to heaven to be with Jesus.  What happens in our case is not according to our preference, but God’s will.

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 “What God has Done” from Jeremiah 9:23-24.  It’s challenging to see God at work—but it doesn’t need to be that way.

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.

Board of Stewardship’s Food for Thought – God’s power is available for His people.  Because God is omnipotent, there is no limit whatsoever to His power.  What this means for us as His stewards is that we will never lack the strength we need to give generously and serve faithfully and to become the faithful stewards that He has called us to be.  “His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of Him Who called us by His own glory and goodness” (2 Peter 1:3).  To tap into God’s strength and power, we need to be continually reading and studying His Word, be in prayer, and in worship with fellow believers.

Included in this morning’s bulletin is our weekly study guide, “Time in the Word.”   This week’s theme is “God’s Generosity of Goodness.”

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.   

Today you will have the opportunity to have your blood pressure checked.  Look for our Parish Nurse, Wava Lichtle, and her helpers.  You may have your pressure checked either before or after today’s service.  If you have any questions or concerns or would like Wava to check in on a loved one (or yourself), please contact her.  She can be reached at home (547-4143), by her cell phone (701-4360), or by her e-mail (wlwlichtle@hotmail.com).  You may even contact the church office and the message will be given to Wava. 

Sunday School (including public school confirmation class) begins this morning!   Because of the LWML brunch today, the 5th & 6th and 7th & 8th classes that normally meet in the Parish Hall basement will need to relocate (listen to the announcements).  The staff will also be installed this morning.  We thank those who have volunteered to teach, help in a class, or be a substitute.  May the Lord bless each and every one of you as you teach these precious lambs.

Adult Bible Class will begin next 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 immediately following the worship service.  All adult members of the congregation are welcome to come to this class.  Hope to see you there!

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.

Just a reminder that Friedheim has been asked to provide cakes to help with the birthday celebrations at the Lutheran Home for the month of October.  Please contact Donna Hileman (639-3125) to volunteer to bring a cake (and let her know which kind).  You may bring your cake to the church basement by 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 8.  Thanks!

LYF “Movie Night” is tonight!  Youth group members are invited to the home of Paul Drier (3091 W 750 N in rural Decatur) today 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.  A special thank you goes out to the Drier’s for hosting this event.

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.

Our Sunday School classes are collecting school supplies to help families who are facing some financial hardships.  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!

The LWML brunch is today in the Parish Hall 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.  A free-will offering will be accepted.

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 bring scissors so that they can help trim stamps.  A light supper will be served following the events of the day.

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.

The Busy Woman’s Bible Class will resume tomorrow night, Monday, September 15.  You are welcome to come to the Parish Hall basement at 7 p.m. for the one-hour class.

Is your college student settled in at school?  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 as well.  You can e-mail this information to the church office at churchoffice@zionfriedheim.org.  Thanks!

When going to the Johnny Appleseed Festival this weekend (September 20-21), make sure you stop at the two booths associated with Concordia Lutheran High School.  You can get delicious stuffed potatoes and berry shortcake at the Band Boosters booth while you can snack on Kaptain Kadet’s Mini Rations (onion stack, sarsaparilla surprise, and warm apple crisp) at the JROTC booth.

Savings are in store at the Concordia Lutheran High School Thrift Shop on September 19-27.  You can fill a bag for just $5 (some exceptions may apply).  The shop is located at 3436 N. Anthony Shopping Center with store hours on Monday from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

You are invited to shop at Preble’s Gently Used Sale and Bake Sale this Friday and Saturday, September 19 and 20.  Sale hours on Friday are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday’s hours are 8 a.m. to noon.  On Saturday, they will have a $2 bag sale.

Concordia Theological Seminary is the site of an Altar Guild Retreat beginning this Friday, September 19, and continuing until Saturday with an optional day on Sunday.  Topics of interest will include The Church at Worship, Resources for the Altar Guild, Knowing Your Hymnal, Sacred Vessels, Vestments and Paramants, Setting Up and Cleaning Up, Altar Guild as a Society, and much more.  The fee for the retreat is $75, which includes meals.  You can still register by contacting the Seminary at 260-452-2204 or by going on-line at www.ctsfw.edu and click on Events, then Seminary Retreat.

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 their 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 everyone who supported us at the benefit on September 7 and any time in the past years, either by giving of their time, donations, coming to the benefit, prayers or words of encouragement.  Your thoughtfulness is very much appreciated.  May God bless each and every one of you.  -- Jesse and Louann Wolfe

Dear Friedheim Family,  What an outpouring of love for the successful Wolfe benefit!  Louann and Jesse were overwhelmed to see so many care and share.  Many thanks go out to you for your donation of delicious desserts, crafts, produce, time, and the gift of money.  A special thanks goes to Mike Werling for loaning his soft serve ice cream machine, which added a perfect touch.  God’s love continues to shine through all of you, as you are a blessing to others.  As for the numbers that day, about 550 people were served and $16,825 was received in donations.  Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will be adding an additional $5,000, bringing the total to $21,825!

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 231 with 163 receiving Holy Communion; Monday Night Bible Class - 4; Early-bird Bible Class - 12            



Last Week’s Contributions

Home Purpose




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?  Although Gerbers has been sold to Community Market, they will be honoring all outstanding Gerbers SCRIP certificates.  Community Market will be coming on board with their own certificates with a 5% discount to Wyneken.  We still have an inventory of Gerbers SCRIP before we begin selling the Community Market SCRIP.  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.

SCRIP is looking for an assistant coordinator and would like your help.  If you would like to get more involved with your child’s school, this is a great way to help.  This position involves helping with the SCRIP orders a few hours every other week, as well as some computer and manual bookkeeping duties.  If anyone is interested or would like to know more about the SCRIP program, call Jane Kleine (639-7244) or Sarah Butler (724-7025).  The funds this program raises is a great asset; please prayerfully considering helping.

The Band Boosters will be having a meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, September 15, 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.

Take a moment to look over the Market Day order form included in today’s bulletin.  Order forms need to be returned to Wyneken by Wednesday, September 24, with phone (1-877-632-7753) and Internet orders (www.marketday.com) placed by noon, Saturday, September 27.  If you place an order this month, you will be entered to “Win Groceries from Market Day.”  There will be 25 Grand Prize Winners ($1,000 in Market Day gift certificates), 300 2nd place winners ($50 in certificates), and 700 3rd place winners ($25 in certificates).  When looking at the order form, you will find that all poultry products are $1 off this month.  Don’t forget to check out the other specials for the month.  Also take some time to go online and check out the recipes on the Market Day website.  You can also sign up for e-mail reminders and product promotions at the site. You can pick up your order on Thursday, October 2, in the cafeteria from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.  (Please note that the times listed on the order form are incorrect.)  If you have any questions, you may contact Sharon Franke (623-3992).

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.

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!

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.

Would you like to look at the Christmas cards and gifts catalogs from Kleinhenn and Reader’s Digest?  You can talk to any Wyneken student.  They received the brochures just this past week.  Parents, remember that if you do not wish your child to participate in this fundraiser to return the entire package to school with child’s name and the words NO SALES written on it.  Thanks!

Campbell and the Kroger family of stores are teaming up to launch a new addition to the Labels for Education program—e-Labels for Education!  You can sign up online by simply entering your shopper’s card number, selecting a participating school (hopefully, Wyneken), and then shop at any one of the Kroger family of stores.  Every time you purchase participating Campbell products (from August 1, 2008 to August 1, 2009), the school will receive 1 value point for each item.  Go to www.kroger.com or www.e-Labels for Education.com to sign up for your account.  Please continue to send in the UPC labels for Campbell’s products, as well as Swanson’s products and Pace & Prego lids. 

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.

Found:  Cash money was found lying on the ground outside the kitchen door several weeks ago.  You must know the amount of the cash and denominations of the money.  You may claim the money in the school office.

The 8th grade class appreciates your support of their fundraising activities for their DC trip, especially last week’s golf outing/hog roast dinner.  They are in the planning stages for their carnival to be held on Sunday, October 19.  More information about theme, time, etc., will be forthcoming.  A “silent auction” has traditionally been held at the carnival.  If you have any items you would like to donate to this cause, please contact Hollie Hormann (724-8538).


The boys’ varsity soccer team will play St. Peter-Immanuel at 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday, September 17, at Wyneken.  The JV soccer team will play Central at Wyneken on Monday, September 15, at 4:15 p.m. and on Thursday, September 18; they will face Unity at 4:15 p.m. at Unity.  The 7th & 8th grade volleyball teams play St. Peter on Wednesday, September 17, at 4:15 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., respectively, at Wyneken.    The 5th & 6th grade volleyball teams play Emmanuel-St. Michael at Emmanuel-St. Michael on Monday, September 15, with the 6th graders playing at 4:15 p.m. and the 5th graders at 5:30 p.m.  Both teams face St. Peter on Thursday, September 18, at Wyneken, with the 6th grade game at 4:15 p.m. and the 5th grade game at 5:30 p.m.  Come out and support our young athletes.  Remember, that there is no admission fee to the games at Wyneken unless it is a tourney. 


TODAY 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service (Rally Day)      

  10:00 a.m.

Sunday School

  10:00 a.m. LWML Brunch
  5:00 p.m. LYF Movie Night at the Drier’s
MONDAY 7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
  7:00 p.m. Busy Women’s Bible Class
TUESDAY 6:00 p.m. Early-bird Bible Class
  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
WEDNESDAY All Day Tabea Society Extra Quilting  
  8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  7:00 p.m. Choir
THURSDAY 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class @ Doris Conrad’s
FRIDAY 11:00 a.m. Chapel @ Lutheran Home


September 21 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion 

  10:15 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class

September 22 7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
  7:00 p.m. Busy Women’s Bible Class
September 23 6:00 p.m. Early-bird Bible Class
  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
September 24 8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  7:00 p.m. Choir
September 25 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class

Newsletter articles for October needed in church office

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