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.  If you are communing, please take a moment to complete a communion registration card, which can be found in either entranceway of the church.  The card can 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 26 – Pentecost 24
November 2
, 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 #593; #722; #585; #694; #665; #632; #922
The Choir “The Savior Calls”
Readings

The Price of Christian Leadership

Micah 3:5-12   The price of true instruction in God’s truth
1 Thessalonians 4:1-12  The price of godly living
Matthew 23:1-12 The price of humble service
The Sermon “Lord, Use Me” – Matthew 23:1-12

The Acolyte

Shelby Kiess

 

+  Soli Deo Gloria  +
 

Statement of Communion Practice

Luther found his deepest treasure in the forgiveness of sins and called it “the sun around which all other doctrines revolve like planets.”  Jesus promised forgiveness in the Lord’s Supper.  Deeply thankful for His gift to us here, we also express our deep desire to celebrate the sacrament according to His Will.  As this includes doctrinal oneness, we practice close communion and asks guests to speak with the pastor before the service.

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Sara Blomenberg, Olga Reifsteck (her 91st!), Dorothy Werling, Emily Bergman, Gregg Buuck, Elliot Gehres, Lester Werling, Janice K. Buuck, Scott Gehres, Grayson Lehman, and Jenna Timm.  We also remember Stephanie Freimuth, our Pre-K and kindergarten Sunday School teacher, Micki Martin, our Wyneken 3rd grade teacher, and Monica Stoppenhagen, who teaches at Heritage Junior High School.    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 Barb Geyer who is recovering at home Marvin Drier’s father, Marvin, who is recovering following surgery, Karen Johnson (Leslie Lawson’s mother), and Troy Sinar (Dick & Donna Hileman’s nephew).

We welcome into church membership, through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism, Landon James Linnemeier, son of Ryan & Jessica (Krueckeberg) Linnemeier.  His godmothers are Heather Krueckeberg and Jessica P. Linnemeier.  This afternoon Adalynn Rose Schaefer, daughter of Andrew & Monica (Manley) Schaefer, will receive the holy washing.  Carley Manley and Amanda Schaefer are her godmothers.  We pray that the Good Shepherd keep an ever-watchful eye on these most precious of His lambs.

Congratulations go out to Jeff & Sherril Bradtmueller who will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary this Wednesday, November 5.  May our Heavenly Father remain at the heart of their home, blessing and guiding them.

We rejoice with our former fieldworker, Rev. Kyle Wright and his wife, Kari, on the birth of their identical triplet girls on Thursday, October 30, at DuPont Hospital in Ft. Wayne.  Magdalen Jayne, Gwendalen Claire, and Lilliann Samantha, will be welcomed home by their big sister, two-year old Kathren.  (Cards can reach them at the church—St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 6 W Indiana Ave., Hamlet, IN  46532). 

Board of Stewardship’s Food for Thought – Thanksgiving is a culmination of all the labor of the preceding year – the tilling of the soil, the planting of the seed, the rain and sunshine nourishing the crop, and then the harvest!  The same principle of hard work followed by a reward holds true in the spiritual realm.  "Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up" (Galatians 6:9).  "For the Lord your God will bless you in all your harvest and in all the work of your hands, and your joy will be complete" (Deuteronomy 16:15b).

Included in this morning’s bulletin is our weekly study guide, “Time in the Word.”   Next week’s theme is “The Day of Our Lord.”

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. 

If you are unable to come to church, make sure you listen to our live service on WZBD (92.7 FM).  Our service is broadcast 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.” 

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.

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 “No Hope” from Matthew 5:4. 

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.  For those who need to submit budget numbers in the next few weeks, a planning sheet can also be found in your slots in the entranceway. The next Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 4, at 8 p.m. in the church basement.  The Nominating Committee will meet following the Council Meeting.  Please bring along a list of candidates for the various offices.

Our missionaries, Chuck and Jeanette Groth, will be celebrating their 38th wedding anniversary on December 19.  Jeanette will be celebrating her birthday on the 29th of this month.  Jan Buuck is coordinating a “card shower” for them.  There are boxes in either entranceway of the church for you to place your cards.  Jan will then collect them and mail them.  It usually takes a few weeks for the mail to reach them, so Jan would like all who wish to send them well wishes (and perhaps words of encouragement) to have the cards back to church by Sunday, November 16.  There will also be some extra blank cards in either entranceway for you to sign and place in the box if you have forgotten to bring one from home.

There are also boxes in either entranceway of the church for you to place your reservation form for “Advent by Candlelight.”  Forms were included in your November newsletter.  There are also extra ones in either entranceway of the church.  This event has been very well attended over the past years and the ladies look forward to your being able to come again this year and begin the Advent journey together.  It will be held on Monday, December 1, at 7 p.m. in the Parish Hall.  Hostesses (and co-hostesses) will be needed for that evening.  If you are willing to serve in that capacity, make sure you mark your reservation form accordingly and return it no later than Sunday, November 16.  For those who just wish to attend this enjoyable evening, your form needs to be returned by Sunday, November 23.  If you would like to help in some other way that evening (setting up tables prior to, helping take down, make drinks, work on the program), please contact one of our LWML officers—Ann Crosby, Dorothy Heckman, Kathy Bultemeier, or Cindy Wass—and they will see that the committee is aware of your offer of help. 

The November “Meals of Grace” 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. 

Friedheim again is having a men’s basketball team in the Church League that plays on Monday evenings.  There first game is at 6 p.m. on Monday, November 10, at Monmouth Elementary School.  Anyone who enjoys playing basketball is welcome to join the team (you must be high school age or older).  Schedules will be handed out after the first game.  If you have any other questions, please contact Steve Conrad (547-4597)

St. John’s LYF has invited our youth group to join them at a “lock in” at Wyneken on Friday, November 21, from 7 p.m. to midnight.  Parents are needed to be chaperones for that night.  Please contact Mike or Denise Conrad (547-4717) if you would be willing to help.

The LYF will be selling 2009 calendars featuring pictures of our church.  They hope to be able to deliver them around Thanksgiving.  In the next few weeks a flier will be ready to show you what the calendar will look like.  The cost is $15.  Keep this in mind when planning your calendar purchases.

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!

Mark your calendars for next 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.

Motets of Hope & Comfort Concert, A Tribute to Alfred Mann, Jack Ruhl, and Herbert Nuechterlein, is the opening concert for the Bach Collegium.  The Collegium is in its seventh season.  They will be performing at Trinity Episcopal Church, 611 W. Berry Street in Ft. Wayne at 4 p.m. Sunday, November 16.  Tickets may be purchased at the door, online at www.bachcollegium.org, or by phone (260-485-2143). 

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 info and reservations call, Pendy Selking (547-4422), Karen Heller (724-7959), or John Kalb (432-2369).

You can enjoy the Sunday Brunch at Concordia Theological Seminary today.  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.

Martini Lutheran Church, 333 E. Moeller Road, is having a craft and bake sale on Saturday, November 8, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Breakfast and lunch will be served.  You can also purchase a one-half chicken BBQ carryout sponsored by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.  At least you can, as long as they last!

New Hope Lutheran Church in Ossian is having a Senior Citizen’s Dinner and Program this Thursday, November 6, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in their Fellowship Hall.  There will be a sing-a-long with Ed Higgins, as well as an educational speaker on the expanded Hospice Program.  A free-will offering will be taken to help defray the cost of the food.  Please call New Hope’s church office (622-7954) by Monday, November 3, to reserve your spot.

Enjoy a fish & tenderloin dinner (catered by Country Chef) at St. John’s Flatrock this Saturday, November 8, with serving from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  The cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children (6-12), and free to those children five years of age or younger.  Carry outs are available.  There will also be a craft and bake sale.  Thrivent Financial for Lutherans is providing matching funds.

The 1st annual chili cook-off and game event is scheduled for November 15, 2008 at the Union Township Hall and is sponsored by the 7th and 8th grade parents of SPI.  The event begins at 4:00 p.m. and is for anyone high school and up.  The cost is $10.00 per person.  The judging of chili, registration, and supper runs from  4:30-6:00 p.m.  Games begin at 6:00 p.m.  There will be a euchre and corn hole tournament.  Prizes will be given.  Vote on the best pot of chili.  All proceeds go to the 7th and 8th grade 2009 Washington D.C. trip. Lemonade will be provided.  BYOB.

We wish to thank Pastor for his visits after Landon’s birth and for the cards we received.  We especially wish to thank “Meals of Grace” for bringing us a delicious supper.  It was so much appreciated.  – Ryan & Jessica Linnemeier, Logan & Landon

Thanks so much for the cards, words of encouragement, and meals we received during Barb’s recent hospital stay.  She is recuperating back at home. – George & Barb Geyer

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 233; Sunday School – 51; Bible Class - NA; Early-bird Bible Class - 15

 OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Fund

Last Week’s Contributions

Home Purpose

$3,929.25

Missions

$695.00

Wyneken Contributions for October were $4,430, with a year-to-date total of $39,830.

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.

Christmas card orders from Kleinhenn have been distributed to the children.  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.

Congratulations to those who have been named to the Wyneken Honor Roll (a GPA of 3.75 or better)—Ryan Freimuth, Timberlee Weiland, Kathy Jenkins, Anna Franke, Alyssa Strickler, Brett Hormann, and Shelby Kiess—while Honorable Mention (3.50-3.74 GPA) status was granted to Andy Blomenberg, Taylor Rhymer, and Madison Stoppenhagen.

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.

The 5th and 1st grade class is sponsoring four families in the Adopt-A-Family program through Lutheran Social Services.  The November chapel offerings will go towards sponsoring these families.  An information sheet on the needs of each of these families can be found in your newsletter (one is posted in the entranceway of church also).  Just a reminder that all items are to be new and need to be back at school by Wednesday, December 3.  Thanks!

If your child participated in the St. Jude’s Math-a-Thon, all pledge money needs to be turned in by Friday, November 7.

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 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).

Sports

The 8th grade girls are scheduled to participate in a tournament this Friday through next Sunday at Suburban Bethlehem.  Game times and opponents were not available.  Check with a player for the most up-to-date information.

Practices are in full swing for all our basketball teams.   The varsity boys’ teams are preparing for the Indianapolis tournament to be held next weekend—November 14-16.

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 those shoes 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).

THIS WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

TODAY 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

  10:15 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Class
    Baptism of Adalynn Rose Schaefer
MONDAY 7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
    Busy Women's Bible Class
TUESDAY 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 (Nominating Committee to meet following the Council Meeting)
WEDNESDAY All Day Tabea Society
  8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  7:00 p.m. Choir
THURSDAY 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class @ Doris Conrad’s

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

November 9 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service

    Baptism of Diego Roberto Arriaga 
  10:00 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Class
November 10 7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
    Busy Women's Bible Class
November 11 6:00 p.m. Early-bird Bible Class
  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
  7:30 p.m. Altar Guild
November 12 8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  7:00 p.m. Choir
November 13 8:00 a.m.

Thrivent Meeting @ Adams Memorial

  9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class
November 14-16   Basketball Tournament @ Indianapolis     

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