Zion Ev. Lutheran
10653 N 550 W
Decatur, IN 46733
Daniel F. Dahling
Pastor’s E-Mail – firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary’s E-Mail – email@example.com
Parish Nurse’s E-Mail – firstname.lastname@example.org
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. If you are communing, please take one moment to complete a communion 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. Please come and worship with us again soon.
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Proper 20 – Pentecost 18
September 21, 2008
+ In Nomine Jesu +
Bulletin Table of Contents
|The Order of Service||Divine Service Setting Three, Page 184|
|The Hymns||LSB #868; #781; #622; #915; #718; #921|
|The Choir||“He is Exalted”|
God’s Generosity of Goodness
|Isaiah 55:6-9||Generosity of mercy to all who return|
|Philippians 1:12-14, 19-30||Generosity of Christ in life and in death|
|Matthew 20:1-16||Equal generosity to all|
God’s Wages - Matthew 20:1-16
What is your reaction to God’s
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—Kathy Brandt, Mike Buuck, Ashley Fuhrmann, Laura Fuhrmann, Matt Kiefer, Rich Weiland, Rosie Bultemeier, Elliot Conrad, Shirley Drier, Michelle Knipstein, and Dian Witte. We also remember Kristin Scheumann, our Sunday School Superintendent, Amber Franz, one of our Wyneken 8th grade teachers, and Cindy Des Jean who teaches at Bellmont. 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 at Ossian Health Care, Dick Miller who has returned home following a stay at Lutheran Hospital, Beatrice Remy (Pat Buuck’s mother) who is at Village of Heritage, Kelly Baumann (Trevor’s wife), Karen Johnson (Leslie Lawson’s mother), and Troy Sinar (Dick & Donna Hileman’s nephew).
We remember those who are serving our country—Jason Putteet who is in South Korea, our reservists, Josh, Zach, and Jacob Stoppenhagen who are in Iraq, Brian Moeller, Mike Brandt, Cam Koldyke (Audra’s husband), Cody Kiess (grandson of Gene & Irene Kiess), Josh Colwell (Tiffany’s husband), 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 remember in our prayers the friends and family of Connie Bradtmueller (Tammy Dahling’s cousin) who was called to her heavenly home and will be given Christian burial tomorrow, as well as the family and friends of Verlyn Geyer (Ed Geyer’s father) who was called home to the with the Lord on Friday, September 19. (Funeral plans were pending as the bulletin went to print.) 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.
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. Paul R. Naumann, from St. Michael Lutheran Church in Portage, Michigan, will speak. His sermon, “Let your Holy Angel be with Me” is from Hebrews 1:14 and will remind us that angels are “ministering Spirits” sent by God for the sake of His people.
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 “God’s Ways Aren’t Our Ways” from Isaiah 55:6-9. God doesn’t always fit our image of Him. That’s good, too.
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 holds His stewards accountable for all the gifts He gives us to manage for Him. “From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked” (Luke 12:48). Greatest among our responsibilities is our stewardship of the Gospel. The apostle Paul, our fellow steward, wrote, “So then, men ought to regard us as servants of Christ and as those entrusted with the secret things of God. Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful” (1 Corinthians 4:1-2). May we boldly and truly proclaim the Gospel to all people.
Included in this morning’s bulletin is our weekly study guide, “Time in the Word.” This week’s theme is “Repent and Live.”
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.
If you have any health-related questions or concerns or would like to have someone check in on a loved one (or yourself), please contact our Parish Nurse, Wava Lichtle. She can be reached at home (547-4143), by her cell phone (701-4360), or by her e-mail (email@example.com). You may even contact the church office and the message will be given to Wava.
Adult Bible Class will begin today. 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!
The Monday night Bible class will begin a study of the Book of Psalms this Monday evening. Why not join in on the discussion? The class meets in the church basement beginning at 7 p.m.
Did you hear the news? We will be broadcasting our Sunday worship service live (beginning on Sunday, October 5) on WZBD (92.7 FM) from 9:05 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
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). Please bring your cake to the church basement by 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 8. Thanks to all those who have already volunteered to make cake!
The LYF will have a paper/aluminum can drive on Saturday, October 11, from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. You may bring your papers and cans to the Parish Hall that day or contact one of the LYF counselors (Jerry Bultemeyer, Mike Conrad, of Stan Stoppenhagen) if you would like your items picked up.
The LWML would like to thank all who helped at the brunch last Sunday, donated sweet rolls, muffins, or breads, came to eat, and for the generous donations that were received. Apologies go out to those who came later and didn’t get to taste the egg/sausage casserole or the hash brown casserole. Next year there will be more casseroles made so we don’t run out!
Sunday, October 5, will be LWML Sunday. At that time names for “Prayer Partners” will be exchanged. You will notice that there is a form included in today’s bulletin for those who would like to participate in this program. All adult members of the congregation are welcome take part. There are boxes in each entranceway for you to put this slip. Remember, do not take a form out until after the worship service on the 5th.
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 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.
Hopefully your college student is all settled in at school. If would be very helpful if you could forward your child’s address (whether on-campus or off-campus housing is used) and e-mail address, to the church office (firstname.lastname@example.org). If your child’s address has remained the same, please pass that information on as well. Thanks!
If you go to the Johnny Appleseed Festival today, 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 continue at the Concordia Lutheran High School Thrift Shop with a sale that runs through September 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.
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. You can register at www.lutheransonline.com/rfo270. If you don’t have Internet access, you can call 1-800-956-8300, extension 309, for more information.
Do you want to help with the Playscape being built at Concordia Theological Seminary? Build Week is October 7-11 and your help is needed. Please contact Dean Rodenbeck, Volunteer Coordinator, at 260-485-0717 if you can help.
Each year Concordia Theological Seminary holds a fall event for prospective students and their spouses. This year’s event will be held this weekend—September 25-27. Please look over the insert in today’s bulletin for more information.
Please take a moment to look over both fliers about those affected by Hurricane Gustav and Hurricane Ike. Please continue to keep these people in your prayers as they begin the process of rebuilding their lives.
Attendance: Sunday Worship Service – 274; Sunday School – 55; Monday Night Bible Class - 5; Busy Women’s Bible Class - 5; Early-bird Bible Class - 13
OFFERINGS LAST WEEK
Last Week’s Contributions
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 email@example.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.
Come to the Band Boosters Fish Fry on Friday, October 3. Serving will be from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Carry outs are available. Help from parents, grandparents, and friends of Wyneken is desperately needed (there are only nine band members this year) 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. If you can’t work a shift, would you be willing to bring a dessert—two 13” x 9” desserts, two 9” pies, or one sugar-free dessert. Again, contact Kelly or Cindy as soon as possible. Thank you in advance for your help in this matter.
Make sure you return your Market Day order form 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).
Mid-term ended last Wednesday, September 17. Reports will be sent home with the students on Monday, September 22.
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 continues this week for children in grades 3-8. Parents are strongly discouraged from removing their children for any appointments or vacations during this time. Please make sure your child is getting plenty of rest and proper nutrition so that they can do their best for these tests.
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. The orders need to be returned to school by Monday, September 29, with distribution of the completed orders at the parent-teacher conferences on October 22 and 23. 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!
Parents, just a reminder that the cost of milk is now 30 cents. It would also be appreciated if you would not park directly in front of the lower grade hallway doors from 11:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. The morning Pre-K class is dismissed at 11:30 a.m. and their parents begin to line up in the driveway at 11:15 a.m. 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 new Accelerated Reader is up and running with access to over 110,000 quizzes. All historical data has also been retrieved and parents will receive (or have already received) a letter explaining how you can access your child’s AR records at home. You can also have your child’s quiz results e-mailed to you. The yearly awards will reflect that the children only had access to AR for 7/8 of the school year.
The 8th grade class is making plans for the annual carnival to be held on Sunday, October 19, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. It will be a sports theme this year. A “silent auction” will again take place this year. If you have any items you would like to donate to this cause, please contact Hollie Hormann (724-8538). The class will also be selling poinsettias and fresh pine arrangements towards the end of October and continuing through November. Watch the bulletin and/or newsletter for the latest news.
The craft show is just around the corner (December 6). Booth space is still available. If you are interested in being a vendor at the show, please contact Jani McDowell (639-3401) or Dawn Norton (447-4406).
The boys’ varsity soccer team will play St. Peter (Ft. Wayne) on Wednesday, September 24. They will also face Emmaus on Friday, September 26. Both games will be played at Kreager 2 with a game time of 4:15 p.m. The JV soccer team will play St. Peter (Ft. Wayne) at Kreager 2 on Monday, September 22, at 4:15 p.m. The 8th grade volleyball team will face Emmanuel-St. Michael on Wednesday, September 24, at 4:15 p.m. at Emmanuel-St. Michael. They will also face Unity at 9 a.m. on Saturday, September 27, at Wyneken. The 7th graders will play St. Paul at 10 a.m. and Central at 1 p.m. at Wyneken on Saturday, September 27. The 5th & 6th grade volleyball teams play Suburban Bethlehem at Suburban Bethlehem on Monday, September 22, with the 5th graders playing at 4:15 p.m. and the 6th graders at 5:30 p.m. The JV team will also play Canterbury on Wednesday, September 24, at Wyneken at 4:30 p.m. On Thursday, September 25, the 6th graders face St. John-Emmanuel at Flatrock at 4:15 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.
Worship Service with Holy Communion
Sunday School & Bible Class
|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||8:20 a.m.||Chapel @ Wyneken|
|THURSDAY||9:00 a.m.||LWML Bible Class @ Adele Blomenberg’s|
Newsletter articles for October needed in church office
|September 28||9:00 a.m.||
Sunday School & Bible Class
SRD Workshop at Bethlehem (Ossian)
|September 29||7:00 p.m.||Adult Bible Class|
|7:00 p.m.||Busy Women’s Bible Class|
|September 30||6:00 p.m.||Early-bird Bible Class|
|9:00 a.m.||Morning Glories|
|October 1||All Day||Tabea Society|
|8:20 a.m.||Chapel @ Wyneken|
|October 2||9:00 a.m.||LWML Bible Class|
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HELP NEEDED FOR THOSE TOUCHED BY HURRICANES GUSTAV & IKE
Hi...I'm Scott McBride, a long-time boomeranger
with Project REHAB. I just returned a few days ago from my last trip to the
Gulf, which included a visit with Bart Tucker to Chauvin, LA where the eye of
Gustav hit the Gulf Coast. Today, Bart called to say that the destruction from
Ike this past weekend was even more damaging than Gustav because a nearby levee
broke sending floodwaters rushing into homes and other buildings in Chauvin.
Since Chauvin is a small town (less than 10,000) southwest of New Orleans, it
does not get the volunteer help that the larger cities get.
So over the past few days Bart has been working with our Biloxi partner volunteer group, Hopeforce, to provide urgent, first response services to Chauvin. Today, Bart will lead a team of 39 Americorps youth plus Dave Boulter and Heather Westcott in 13 vehicles loaded with tools and supplies to help Chauvin recover from the slamming damages of two hurricanes in less than 2 weeks.
The most pressing need right now is volunteers to tarp damaged roofs to prevent further flooding; repair the most seriously damaged roofs; and to muck out houses devastated by flood waters.
So we need all the volunteer help we can get. If there is any way you can come alone or with a team of volunteers, now is the time you can make a critical difference in the Chauvin recovery. Also, Bart asks that if you are planning to come later this month to participate in the blitz build of Bruce Marson's house in Biloxi, would you consider coming sooner and start your work in Chauvin. Anything we can do in the next two weeks to prevent further damage in Chauvin will dramatically speed up the longer-term recovery of this community.
Chauvin is 57 miles (about 1-1/2 hr drive) southwest of the New Orleans airport or about 150 miles (about 2-1/2 hr drive) southwest of Biloxi, Mississippi. We have arranged volunteer housing in Chauvin and have lots of tools and materials though additional large tarps, generators, etc. are always helpful.
If you can volunteer any time in the next few weeks, please contact Bart at BartowT@aol.com. We also can use donations to help pay for all the materials we are buying for this recovery. Please mail your donations, made payable to "Project REHAB" to Project REHAB P.O. Box 8940 Biloxi MS 39535
Thanks for your prayers and continued personal support of the Gulf Coast recovery.
Urgent Need for Disaster Funds: Hurricane Relief
An estimated 80 LCMS churches were affected by Hurricane Ike – 20 seriously affected. Homes of many LCMS members were seriously damaged during Hurricanes Ike and Gustav. Lutherans in Haiti are reeling from the affects of four storms in one month. You play an important role in the church’s disaster response through LCMS World Relief and Human Care.
In Texas, you helped purchased 20 generators, truckloads of food, water, and other goods, and allowed initial response teams to set-up in Houston. In
Louisiana, your gifts enabled the distribution of 4 tons of ice and other critical goods. In Haiti, you helped provide food, clean water, medicine, and shelter.
Your continued financial support will provide emotional, spiritual, and physical mercy to our LCMS members and their communities as well as our Lutheran neighbors scattered across the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico coastline.
What can you do to help?
1. Pray for the families affected by hurricanes Gustav, Hanna, and Ike.
2. Give a financial gift toward LCMS World Relief and Human Care relief efforts. Send checks marked “Hurricane Disaster Relief” to LCMS World
Relief and Human Care, P.O. Box 66861, St. Louis MO 63166- 6861.
Call 1-888-930-4438 or give online at http://GiveNowLCMS.org
3. Volunteer with the Texas or Southern District. Skilled and unskilled help needed!
Southern District: call 1-888-248-2636 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Texas District: call 512-926-4272, and ask for Helen.
LCMS World Relief and Human Care
1-800-248-1930, Ext. 1380 • www.lcms.org/worldrelief