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 25 – Pentecost 23-(Reformation Observed)
October 26
, 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 Setting Three, LSB page 184
The Hymns LSB #656, #655, 582
The Choir “God is Our Refuge”

Freedom of a Christian

Revelation 14:6-7 Freedom in the new covenant
Romans 3:19-28 Freedom in faith
John 8:31-36 Freedom in the truth of Christ
The Sermon

“You Shall Know the Truth” – John 8:31-36

  1. What truth is
  2. What truth does

The Acolyte

Brett Hormann


+  Soli Deo Gloria  +

We thank Jeff Hopper, one of our Seminarians, for delivering this morning’s sermon.  We pray the Lord’s richest blessings upon him as he continues his studies for the ministry.

We also thank Marv Drier for sharing his gift of music (the baritone) with us this morning as he provided accompaniment to “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God.”  It truly has enhanced our worship service today.

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Kevin Heckman, Grace Bradtmueller, Shirley Buuck, Karen Chichester, Dale Gallmeyer, Deb Bergman, Ron Buuck, Karly Everett, Stephanie Jordan, and Gregg Schultz.  We also remember Tina Geels, our 1st & 2nd grade Sunday School teacher, Jean Timm, our Wyneken 4th grade teacher, and Sara Rhymer, who teaches in the North Adams system.    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 Marvin Drier’s father, Marvin, who is having surgery, Grant Bultemeier (Leonard & Christine Bultemeier’s grandson) who is a patient at Parkview, Lori Matter (sister-in-law of Tami Stoppenhagen), Karen Johnson (Leslie Lawson’s mother), Dan Harders (our Seminarian who has returned home from the hospital), and Troy Sinar (Dick & Donna Hileman’s nephew).

We remember in our prayers the family and friends of Lydia Luecke, Jo Buuck’s sister, who was called home to her Lord and Savior last Sunday, October 19 and was given Christian burial this past Friday.  We also remember the friends and family of Laura Ehle, Jan Linnemeier’s mother, who was called to be with her Lord this past Thursday and will be given Christian burial this week.  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.

Pastor Dahling is participating in the ordination and installation of Jeff Keuning today in Dexter, Iowa.  The soon-to-be Rev. Keuning will be serving a dual parish at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Casey, Iowa and Zion Lutheran Church in Dexter, Iowa.  We pray for safe travel and blessings to the Keuning family and both congregations.  If you find yourself in need of pastoral care today, please contact Rev. Daniel Brege at Preble.

Board of Stewardship’s Food for Thought – As Gods stewards, we receive His love and are compelled to share it.   “For Christ’s love compels us . . .” (2 Corinthians 5:14).  Because He first loved us, we are able to share that love.   “A new command I give you: Love one another.  As I have loved you, so you must love one another.  By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you love one another” (John 13:34-35).  We recognize that our activities as Christian stewards are to be done in faith and love.

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

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. Richard M. Koehneke of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Ft. Wayne, will speak.  His sermon, “Saved by Works?” is based on Romans 3:19-28.  How do we obtain eternal life with God?  Are we saved by works?  It all depends on whose works you’re talking about!

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.   Rev. David Schmidt will deliver today’s message.  

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 have signed a contract to be heard live on WZBD (92.7 FM) weekly for the next six months from 9:05 a.m. to 9:50 a.m.  Pass the word on to others!  (Please do not use the phone line in the church basement or in the Parish Hall during this time.  This is the line that the service is being broadcast from and if you use the phones, your conversation will also be broadcast.)   You can also listen to the broadcast over the Internet.  Just log on to our website (www.zionfriedheim.org) and click on “Listen to Zion’s worship service on WZBD radio from 9:05 - 9:50 a.m. on Sunday mornings.”  This might be a great way for those who can’t pick up the signal and live farther away to “hear from home.” 

Council Members:  The minutes from the October 7 Council Meeting are in your slots in either entranceway of the church.  You may pick them up as you leave the worship service today.

Jan Buuck is October’s “Meals of Grace” coordinator.  If you know of someone who could benefit from this ministry, contact Jan at 639-3380.  The November coordinator is Monica Stoppenhagen (547-4405).   As the weather cools, there is a need for soups (especially in serving sizes for one or two).  When cooking for your own family, if you would like to make a little extra and place it in a container, mark the type of soup it is, put a date on the package, and place it in the freezer located in the furnace room in the church basement, it would be very much appreciated.  Those who have been the beneficiaries of this service of our church have been very appreciative. 

Neither of the Monday night Bible Classes (Busy Women’s Bible Class or the Adult Bible Class) will meet this week.  Both classes will resume on November 3.

Our Sunday School classes continue to collect items for families in Adams County.  A list can be found in either entranceway of the church.  This is 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 NW Region is hosting the Annual Indiana District Convention of the LLL.  It will be a “retreat” at Bearcreek Farms from Friday evening, October 31, to Sunday morning, November 2.  Raymond Stuckemeyer and his wife, Elaine, is the Vice President of the International LLL and will be at the retreat.  If you have any questions, you can contact Martin Henrichs, Region 4 Governor, at 219-462-3728 or e-mail him at mhenrichs@earthlink.net.  Although the deadline to register has passed, you may still be able to attend if you do not wish to stay at Bearcreek, but may like to register for specific activities (meals and the Saturday evening dinner and show).  (It is possible these registrations can be turned in after the October 14 deadline.)  A $25 registration fee per family (check payable to Indiana District, Int’l LLL) is due with your registration form.  The cost of the rooms and/or meals and show are due upon arrival at Bearcreek Farms.  These fees must be paid by check to the LLL (no credit cards accepted).  There are registration forms in either entranceway of the church.

Caleb Buuck and Shawn Kiess will be LYF ushers for the month of November.  Cheryl Bultemeyer and Jan Buuck are on Altar Guild for November. 

Do you wish to get the Lutheran Witness in 2009?  The subscription rate for 2009 will be $15 per subscription.  Whether your ordering the Witness for the first time or renewing an existing subscription, this information needs to be in the church office today.  All ordering information must be sent in to the District by October 31.  The church will be billed for the total subscriptions in January.  You may place your payment (cash or check) for your subscription in an envelope marked “Witness subscription.”  If paying by check, please make the check payable to “Zion Lutheran Church.”  Thanks for your help in this matter.

Mark your calendars for Sunday, November 9.  A special question and answer period concerning the current economic conditions will be held during the Adult Sunday School hour.  You are invited to come down to the church basement immediately following the worship service and be part of the discussion.  Davon Bultemeier, a Thrivent Financial Consultant, will try to give us some perspective on the current situation.  You will also have an opportunity to vote in the local Thrivent election.  Light refreshments will be available.

The LYF would like to thank all who brought their children to the Halloween party last Thursday evening.  Everyone had a wonderful time!  This year’s costume winners were Ashlyn Walker (cutest), Remington Bultemeier (scariest), Lucy Lichtle (funniest), Jacob Baumann (most creative), and Heath Witte (best overall).  A special thank you also goes out to Steve Conrad for supplying the straw for the maze and for driving the tractor for the hayride.

Concordia Theological Seminary is offering a retreat on Liturgy and the Liturgical Life.  The retreat will be held from Tuesday, October 28, to Saturday, November 1.  You will have an opportunity for learning, fellowship, music, and worship, including the special Reformation and All Saints services in Kramer Chapel.  To find out more about the seminary and the events held on campus or this retreat, you may call Katherine Rittner (260-452-2241) or visit their website, www.ctsfw.edu/retreats/retreats.php#LutherHostel.

The Morning Glories will be at South Adams High School (Swiss Heritage Society) this Saturday, November 1.  Show hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  They do charge a small fee to enter the show.  Help will be needed to transport items to (Friday evening, October 31, around 7 p.m.) and from the show (Saturday afternoon, November 1, after 3 p.m.).  If you have anything you would like to donate, please bring it to the Parish Hall no later than Friday morning, October 31.  If you can help, please contact Marlene Conrad or Shirley Buuck.  Thanks again!

You are invited to attend the Reformation Choral Vespers service to be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1126 South Barr Street, in Ft. Wayne, this afternoon at 3 p.m.

St. John’s Bingen will have their annual Swiss Steak and Broasted Chicken Dinner today, with serving from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The menu includes Swiss steak or broasted chicken, baked potato, green beans, Jell-O salad or applesauce, dessert, and a drink.  The cost is $7.50 for adults, $3.50 for those age 6-12, and free to children five and under.  Carryouts and drive thru service will be available.  A bazaar and bake sale will also be held.  You are invited to attend.

The Friends of Wyneken are sponsoring a bus trip to Christkindlemart located on the Daley Plaza in downtown Chicago on Saturday, November 29.  The cost of the trip is $50 and the profits will be used to help restore the former home of Rev. Dr. Fredrick Wyneken.  For more information and reservations please call, Pendy Selking (547-4422), Karen Heller (724-7959), or John Kalb (432-2369).

Bellmont’s FFA is selling fruit to be delivered some time in December.  Brandan Bergdall, as well as Kevin and Derek Schultz, are members of the FFA and will be available after church (outside in front of church) every Sunday in October if you would like to place an order.  You can check with them this morning. 

November 2 is the next time you can enjoy the Sunday Brunch at Concordia Theological Seminary.  Serving is in the Katherine Luther Dining Hall from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Tickets are $11 for adults, $10 for Senior Citizens (60 or older), and $5 for children (ages 4-12).  If you purchase your tickets at Concordia High School, one-half of the ticket price will go towards their tuition assistance fund.

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 228 with 161 receiving Holy Communion; Sunday School – 48; Bible Class - 19; Monday Evening Bible Class - 3; Busy Women’s Bible Class - 5; Early-bird Bible Class - 19



Last Week’s Contributions

Home Purpose




Wyneken News

When planning your buying, why not look over the SCRIP order form and see which stores that you normally shop are also SCRIP vendors?    You can then purchase SCRIP and help out the school.  We are pleased to announce a new SCRIP vendor, Gordman’s, who gives us a 7% return.  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 do it.  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.

Market Day pick up is from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 30.  Remember, if you have any questions, you may contact Sharon Franke (623-3992).

Christmas card orders from Kleinhenn were distributed to the children this past week.  Orders from Readers Digest have not yet arrived.  All money should be returned to school no later than Monday, November 10.

The next meeting of the Wyneken PTL is Monday, November 10, at 7 p.m. in the multi-purpose room.  Babysitting is provided at no cost by the Wyneken 8th graders.

East Allen Schools will be closed on Friday, November 7, for their parent/teacher conferences and on Friday, November 14, for a records day.  Parents, please make arrangements for your child to get to and from school those days.  Remember, if you need to use Extended Care, please contact Tammy Melcher at 639-6064.

Grades 3-5 will be performing their fall program on Tuesday, November 18, at 7 p.m.   The PTL will have a bake sale that night.  Parents will be asked to bring one or two homemade goodies to the bake sale.

Is your child missing a coat or jacket?  Besides checking out the “Lost & Found” in the school office, you may also wish to check in the Childcare office.

There is still a need for a librarian for the 4th grade class—Thursdays from 1:25 p.m. to 1:50 p.m.  If you can help, please contact Mrs. Gemila Rabel at Wyneken (639-6177) or home (724-4949).  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.

The class is selling Gold Canyon candles until October 31, with delivery anticipated in mid-November (before Thanksgiving).  There will be a sample kit so that you can check out the fragrance.  Candles must be paid for at the time of order.  See any 8th grader to place an order.  Friedheim’s 8th graders are as follows:  Jacob Bergman, Kyle Freimuth, Brett Hormann, Shelby Kiess, Katie Linnemeier, and Madison Stoppenhagen.  If you have a question on this fundraiser, you may contact Claudia Schueler or Galana Korte.

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 volleyball team was crowned tourney champions on the 18th.  Congratulations go out to the girls and their coach, Tammy Shoup.  What a way to end a season!

The Upward Basketball and Cheerleading program is open to boys and girls in Kindergarten through 6th grade.  Crossroad Church in Decatur is one location for this program.  Registration forms and more information are available in the school office.  First practices begin the week of December 8.  Come to the school office and check out the other camps being offered over the winter.

All money for the room reservations for the varsity boys’ basketball tournament in Indianapolis needs to be returned to the school office by Friday, October 31.  The cost of the room per night is $208.  Checks should be made payable to “Wyneken Lutheran School.”  If you didn’t make a reservation at registration in August, but would like to do so now, please call Kim Scheumann at 639-6085 as soon as possible.

Come to the Fall Wyneken Wear Sale!  There are knit hats, T-shirts, long sleeve T’s, crew sweatshirts, sweat pants, and a hooded sweatshirt for sale at discounted prices.  A representative from the Boosters will be in the school lobby every Wednesday and Friday afternoon until the rack is empty!

Parents, have you considered what to do with the “gently used” gym shoes your child outgrows during the school year, especially those used for gym use only.  If you would be interested in passing the shoe to another family and/or exchanging your pair for another pair, there will be a book (one for boys and one for girls) located in the school office for you to fill out your “shoe information” (name, phone number, shoe size).  If you are interested in participating or want more information, you can call the school office or Missy Hockemeyer (547-4428).


TODAY 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service

  10:00 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Class
  3:00 p.m. Reformation Service at St. Paul (Ft. Wayne)
TUESDAY 6:00 p.m. Early-bird Bible Class
  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
WEDNESDAY 7:00 p.m. Choir
THURSDAY 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class @ Ann Crosby's
FRIDAY 8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  7:00 p.m. Set up for Swiss Heritage Show
SATURDAY 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Craft Show at Swiss Heritage


November 2 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

  10:15 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Class
November 3 7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
    Busy Women's Bible Class
November 4 6:00 p.m. Early-bird Bible Class
  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
November 5 All Day Tabea Society
  8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  7:00 p.m. Choir
November 6 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class

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