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
Parish Nurse’s E-Mail – wlwlichtle@hotmail.com

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 21 – Pentecost 19
September 28
, 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 Matins, LSB Page 219
The Hymns LSB #685; #655; #941; #851

Repent and Live

Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32 God wants all to repent and live
Philippians 2:1-4, 14-18 Turn from conceit to humility for unity
Matthew 21:23-27 The sinner who repents enters the Kingdom of God
The Sermon

“What kind of sinner are you?” – Matthew 21:28-32

The two sons represent two kinds of sinners.

  1. The Lost Sinner – the one who said, “I go, sir” (v. 30)
  2. The Saved Sinner (v. 29)

The Acolyte

Madison Stoppenhagen


+  Soli Deo Gloria  +

As you notice, today we will be using a new order of service – the Matins service, which is very similar to The Order of Matins on page 32 in The Lutheran Hymnal.  In place of the Te Deum, we will be singing hymn #941, “We Praise You and Acknowledge You, O God.”

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Karen Short, Vernon Werling, Sara Rhymer (Mrs. Chris), Dawn Heckman, Dan Bushee, and Marvene Buuck.  We also remember Amy Walker, our Assistant Sunday School Superintendent, Marv Drier, one of our Wyneken 8th grade teachers and our technology teacher, and Gretchen Hudson.    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, George Geyer, Kelly Baumann (Trevor’s wife), Karen Johnson (Leslie Lawson’s mother), and Troy Sinar (Dick & Donna Hileman’s nephew).

We rejoice with Ryan & Jessica (Krueckeberg) Linnemeier on the birth of their son, Landon James, who was born on Tuesday, September 23, at Lutheran Hospital.  May the Good Shepherd keep an ever-watchful eye on this most precious of His lambs.

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 Verlyn Geyer (Ed Geyer’s father and George Geyer’s brother) who was called to his heavenly home and was given Christian burial last Tuesday.  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.

The flowers on the altar are to the glory of God and in honor of the 58th wedding anniversary of Dick and Alma Miller this Wednesday, October 1.  Their children, grandchildren, and great grandchild have placed the flowers in church with much love and admiration.  May our Heavenly Father continue to bless this couple.

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 Westra, from Zion Lutheran Church in Holland, Michigan, will speak.  His sermon, “Rejoice in the Lord,” is from Philippians 4:8 and will cause you to think about the facts of God’s love in Jesus—you are loved, touched, cared for, and blessed.

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.    The Rev. Paul Ruckert is today’s guest speaker.

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 seeks a personal relationship based on love with all people.  The apostle John knew what it meant to have this kind of relationship with God.  He wrote, “Our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son, Jesus Christ” (1 John 1:3).  God initiates that relationship with us through His Word, the Bible.  Jesus said, “My sheep listen to My voice; I know them, and they follow Me” (John 10:27).  Let us avail ourselves of God’s means of grace—His Word and Sacrament—so that we may “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:18), ever deepening our relationship with Him.

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

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 October, Jan Buuck (639-3380) will be the coordinator.   

Kris Blomenberg, Ann Crosby, and Leesa Heckman have volunteered to serve on Altar Guild for the month of October.

Brandan Bergdall and Alex Weiland are youth ushers for October.

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 (wlwlichtle@hotmail.com).  You may even contact the church office and the message will be given to Wava. 

Did you hear the news?  We will be broadcasting our Sunday worship service live (beginning next Sunday, October 5) on WZBD (92.7 FM) from 9:05 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. 

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 a cake!

The LYF will have a paper/aluminum can drive on Saturday, October 11, from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  If you want your papers and cans picked up, please contact one of the LYF counselors—Jerry Bultemeyer, Mike Conrad, or Stan Stoppenhagen.  You may also bring your papers and cans to the Parish Hall that morning.  Thanks!

Mark your calendar now for the Quarterly Voters’ Meeting to be held after the worship service on Sunday, October 12.  Stay and hear the reports from the various Committees and Boards.

Next Sunday, October 5, is LWML Sunday.  At that time names for “Prayer Partners” will be exchanged.  A form was included in last week’s bulletin and there will also be one in your October newsletter.  You can also find forms in either entranceway of the church.  All adult members of the congregation are welcome to take part in this program.  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.  At that time all names will be combined into one box and placed in the south entranceway.

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.  There is also a need for clothes—gloves, coats, socks, hats, underwear, t-shirts, sweatshirts, and sweatpants—that would fit children in grades kindergarten through sixth grade.  You may place your donations in the boxes marked “Kids Helping Kids.”  Thanks!

The SRD Workshop will be held at Bethlehem Lutheran Church (Ossian) this afternoon 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 Morning Glories will be going to the annual Holiday Craft Bazaar at Concordia Lutheran High School from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 11.  Start shopping early with a variety of holiday items, gift ideas, and baked items.  Lunch is available.  This event is sponsored by the Concordia JROTC Boosters.  If you would like to help the Morning Glories by transporting items on Friday evening (6:30 p.m.) or from the show (after 3 p.m. on Saturday), please contact Marlene Conrad or Shirley Buuck.  If you have any item you would like to donate to the show, you can bring it to the Parish Hall by Friday morning, October 10. 

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

Anyone interested in having their name submitted to serve on the Adams County Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans is asked to contact any current Board member—Duane Franz (623-6728), Ralph Ewell (547-4169), Dorothy Reiter (724-7666), Shirley Hormann (724-3101), Jeannie Thieme (728-2242), or Sharon Busick-Howell (623-6568).  Positions available are Vice President, Assistant Financial Director, Records Director, or Congregational Service Team Director.  Those presently serving have reached their service time limit.  People are needed to serve in these positions or the Adams County Chapter will not receive funding from Thrivent Financial to help with benefits for deserving people.  (The chapter leadership board is responsible for approving the Care Abounds in Communities program activity/funding issues.)  The only requirement to serve is that you must be a Thrivent Financial Benefit member 16 years of age or older.  Please consider this volunteer service to your Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Adams County Chapter and contact a Board member by October 8.  Thank you.

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 up until today.

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. 

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.

Immanuel Lutheran Church (Union Township) along with Thrivent Financial for Lutherans is sponsoring a hog roast, craft and bake sale today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Union Township Hall.  The cost is $7 for adults and $4.50 for children (3-10).  Carryouts will be available.

The Fall Bazaar and Oktoberfest will be held at Lutheran Home, 6701 South Anthony Boulevard in Ft. Wayne, on Friday and Saturday, October 17 and 18.  On Friday activities take place from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday the bazaar will be from 9 a.m. to noon.  Oktoberfest tickets are $5.50 (pre-sale from Donna Hileman) or $6 at the door.

It’s time for brunch and entertainment on Sunday, October 5, at the Concordia Theological Seminary in the Katherine Luther Dining Hall from 11a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  George Berger will entertain with his accordion.  Tickets are available at Concordia Lutheran High School (during normal school hours) for $11.00 each with $5.50 from each purchase donated to the CLHS Need-Based Scholarship Fund. 

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 258 with 170 receiving Holy Communion; Sunday School – 62; Bible Class – 21; Monday Night Bible Class - 5; Busy Women’s Bible Class - 6; Early-bird Bible Class - 19



Last Week’s Contributions

Home Purpose




Wyneken News

Mark your calendars!  There will be no school on Tuesday, October 7.  The teachers and staff will be having an all-day workshop at Wyneken on the topic of school bullying presented by Bully Safe Schools.  Melanie Scheumann, a member of St. John’s Bingen, will be the presenter.  There will be an evening session on the 7th from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  All parents are encouraged to attend this informative session on bullying.

On Thursday, October 2, parents of students who ride East Allen busses will need to make arrangements for their children to get to school that day.  East Allen has a planned two-hour late start that day.  While students who ride North Adams busses will not have transportation to and from school on Monday, October 6.  Please make arrangements for your child to get to and from school that day. 

Fall is here and you might need to start shopping for some warmer clothes.  Goody’s Family Clothing, Penney’s, K-Mart, Macy’s/Ayres, Sears, T. J. Maxx, American Eagle, The Children’s Place, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Fashion Bug, Finish Line, Limited, Maurices, Old Navy/Gap/Banana Republic, Payless Shoes, and Value City are just a few of the stores on the list where you might want to shop.   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.

Come to the Band Boosters All-You-Can-Eat-Fish and Tenderloin Fry this Friday, October 3.  Serving will be from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.  The menu will consist of all the fish and tenderloin you can eat from Dan’s Fish Fry, cheesy potatoes from Norm’s Preble Gardens, applesauce, coleslaw, roll, drinks, and homemade desserts.  Carry outs are available.  The cost is $7.50 for adults, $4.50 for children aged 5-11, and children 4 and under can eat free.  Proceeds benefit the Wyneken band for contest entry fees, music, uniforms, and equipment.  This is the only fundraising event for the band.

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 these two shifts—4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. or to help set up.  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—to Wyneken by 4 p.m. on the 3rd.  Again, contact Kelly or Cindy as soon as possible.  Thank you in advance for your help in this matter. (Many former band students and their parents have already volunteered and the committee is so appreciative of this support.)

Market Day pick up day is 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!

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!

School pictures were disturbed last Tuesday.  If you are not satisfied with the pictures or your child was absent the day that pictures were taken, retakes will be done at Gibby’s Studio in Decatur Plaza.  Parents will need to contact the studio directly.

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.  (Please remember that all children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult or high-school-aged person.)  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 varsity soccer team will play Suburban Bethlehem at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 1, at Wyneken.  The JV soccer team faces Emmaus on Monday, September 29, and St. Paul on Thursday, October 2.  Both games begin at 4:15 p.m. and will be played at Wyneken.   The 7th and 8th grade volleyball teams will face Concordia at Concordia Elementary School on Wednesday, October 1, at 4:15 p.m. (7th) and 5:30 p.m. (8th).  Games will also be played at Concordia High School on Saturday, October 4.  The 8th grade team plays Central at 9 a.m. and St. John-Emmanuel at 11 a.m. while the 7th graders face the 7th graders from Central at 1 p.m.  The 5th & 6th grade volleyball teams play Holy Cross at Wyneken on Monday, September 29, with the 6th graders playing at 4:15 p.m. and the 5th graders at 5:30 p.m.  The On Wednesday, October 1, the 6th graders will face Bellmont Middle School at Wyneken at 5 p.m.  JV team will also face Unity on Thursday, October 2, at 4:15 p.m. at Wyneken.  Come out and support our young athletes.  Remember, that there is no admission fee to the games at Wyneken unless it is a tourney. 

The Decatur Parks & Rec Department is offering children in grades kindergarten through 5th grade the opportunity to play basketball.  Registration is going on now through October 24 at the Park & Rec office at the Decatur Riverside Center.  The fee is $30 and due at the time of registration.  The league plays on Sunday afternoons at the Bellmont High School main gym beginning in November


TODAY 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service

  10:00 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class

  3:00 p.m.

SRD Workshop at Bethlehem (Ossian)

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
  8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  7:00 p.m. Choir
THURSDAY 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class @ Dorothy Heckman’s


October 5 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion (LWML Sunday)

    Prayer Partner names exchanged
  10:15 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class

October 6 7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
  7:00 p.m. Busy Women’s Bible Class
October 7 6:00 p.m. Early-bird Bible Class
  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
  7:00 p.m. Elders’ Meeting
  7:30 p.m. Trustees’ Meeting
  8:00 p.m. Council Meeting
October 8 8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  7:00 p.m. Choir
October 9 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class
October 10 6:30 p.m. Set up for Craft Show
October 11 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Craft Show @ Concordia High School    

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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 info@raiministries.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