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 27
November 9
, 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 #593; #672; #941; #752
The Choir “What A Friend”

The Day of Our Lord 

Amos 5:18-24

The Day of the Lord
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 The Coming of the Lord
Matthew 25:1-13 The Parable of the Ten Virgins
The Sermon

“Lord, Teach Us Wisdom” – Matthew 25:1-13

To be wise like the wise women…

  1. Be prepared for Jesus’ coming (v. 4)

  2. Refuse to share your spiritual resources (vv. 8-9)

  3. Enter the feast of the kingdom (v. 10)

The Acolyte

Katie Linnemeier


+  Soli Deo Gloria  +

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Barb Geyer, Katie Linnemeier, Matt Nidlinger, Heidi Wilkinson, Mikayla Chichester, Amy DeKoninck, Fred Geels, Amanda Hunkins, Erik Blomenberg, Audra Koldyke, Becky DeKoninck, Melyssa Bultemeier, Gene Linnemeier, Shadoe McAllister, Helma Conrad and Ashley Thieme.  We also remember our Sunday School substitute teachers—Teri Conrad, Lin Gorman, Sharon Franke, Cindy Wass, and Sara Rhymer, Heidi Werling, our Wyneken 2nd grade teacher, and Kristie Schlemmer, who teaches at Bellmont Middle 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 Oliver Christiansen (Judy Werling’s father), Marvin Drier’s father, Marvin, who is recovering at home, 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, Diego Roberto Arriaga, son of Roberto & Amy (Erxleben) Arriaga.  His godparents are April Erxleben, Kellie Hartman, and Troy Dahlstrom.  We pray that the Good Shepherd keep an ever-watchful eye on this most precious of His lambs.

Pastor Dahling baptized the Wright triplets last Monday---Magdalen Jayne, Gwendalen Claire, and Lilliann Samantha. The babies are doing well and may be able to go home in a few weeks.  We remember Rev. Kyle Wright and his wife, Kari, and their family in our prayers.  (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 time that causes nearly everyone, including unbelievers, to count their blessings.  While all of us are grateful for food, clothing, shelter, and good health along with family and loyal friends, only those who have faith in the Son of God can be truly thankful for the greatest blessing of all – the forgiveness of sins and the hope of eternal life.  "Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift" (2 Corinthians 9:15)!

Included in this morning’s bulletin is our weekly study guide, “Time in the Word.”   Next week’s theme is “Preparation for the Lord’s Coming.”

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.    

The Altar Guild will meet this Tuesday, November 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the church basement.

Take a moment to have your blood pressure checked this morning.  You can have your pressure taken either before or after church today.

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 Trustees (Sean Sielschott, Don Gehres, Corbin Bultemeier, and Denny Schuller) would like to remind anyone who wishes to bid on the following jobs—Parish Hall custodian, church custodian, lawn mowing, or snow removal—needs to submit their bid no later than November 23.

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)

The Morning Glories would like to thank those who helped with the South Adams Craft Show—transporting items to and from, working at the show, or donating items to the booth.  Sales totaled $390.25.  Thank you!

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.

The LYF is reminded that they will be assisting the residents of Lutheran Home to their worship service on Sunday, November 23.  Please meet at the Parish Hall at 9 a.m.  Dick & Donna Hileman have invited the youth group to their home following this activity for lunch (and a short business meeting).  Plan on being there!

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Adams County Chapter, will have their November meeting 8 a.m. this Thursday, November 13, in the Decatur Room at Adams Memorial Hospital.  You are welcome to attend.

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!

A special question and answer period concerning the current economic conditions will be held during the Adult Sunday School hour today.  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.

A Note from the Synod’s Foundation - Federal legislation has opened new stewardship opportunities to strengthen ministry. The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 allows an individual over the age of 70 1/2 to make a gift up to $100,000 from an individual retirement account (IRA) to ministry without increasing taxable income for 2008.  Those interested in taking advantage of this special rule need to contact their IRA account administrator for the necessary paperwork to complete the transfer. To ensure that the transfer qualifies, a check from the IRA account administrator should be received by the ministry by December 31, 2008.

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).

Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Ossian invites you to their annual Holiday Bazaar and Swiss Steak Dinner today.  Serving begins at 11:15 a.m. and continues until 1:30 p.m.  The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children (12 and under).  Carryouts are available.  In addition to the many crafts, baked boods, mincemeat, and a cookie walk, a queen-sized quilt will be raffled off.  The quilt was hand embroidered by Sherrill Werling, with Pat Krumma sewing and finishing the quilt with prairie points, and Hildegard Graft hand quilting it.  They are also selling a new cookbook with nearly 600 recipes.

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 p.m. to 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.

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 293 with 195 receiving Holy Communion; Sunday School – 48; Bible Class - NA; Monday Night Bible Class – 5; Busy Women’s Bible Class – 9; Early-bird Bible Class - 16



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.

Christmas card 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 14, for a records day.  Parents, please make arrangements for your child to get to and from school that day.  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.  There will be a dress rehearsal on Monday, November 17, at 1 p.m.  Parents and grandparents are welcome to attend this rehearsal (especially if you find it difficult to make it for the Tuesday night performance).

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 November 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!

The following students had perfect church attendance for the first quarter:  Hunter Wilkinson, Tori Johnson, Lucas Strickler, Timberlee Weiland, Andy Blomenberg, Kayla Johnson, Kolton Everett, Anna Franke, Taylor Rhymer, Alyssa Strickler, and Brett Hormann.  Perfect Sunday School attendance was achieved by Ethan Short, Emily Bergman, Olivia Conrad, Hunter Wilkinson, Jared Witte, Tori Johnson, Payton Lengerich, Lucas Strickler, Timberlee Weiland, Kayla Johnson, Kolton Everett, Anna Franke, Freddie Geels, Alyssa Strickler, Jacob Bergman, Kyle Freimuth, and Brett Hormann.

Market Day order forms are included in this morning’s bulletin.  Look at all the great buys.  It’s Cookie Dough Bonus Days.  Purchase some cookie dough and earn extra profit for Wyneken.  There are even holiday cookie shapes.   Since this is the last order before Christmas, check out the special Christmas candies and think about your holiday entertaining needs before placing your order.  Orders need to be returned to Wyneken by Tuesday, November 25, with Internet and phone orders due by noon on Monday, December 1.  Pick-up date is Friday, December 5, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  (Please note this is a change from the normal date--Thursday night pick up—and time.)  The date needed to be changed due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

The Chimes and Choir will present their third annual Christmas Concert on Tuesday, December 9, at 7:30 p.m.  Students in grades 5 through 8 will be involved in this concert.

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 8th grade class is selling poinsettias, wreaths, and swags.  The first delivery date is November 21 with orders to be turned in no later than November 17.  A second delivery date is Friday, December 5, with an order deadline of December 1.  Order forms were included in your November newsletter with extra forms found in either entranceway of the church.  Please see any 8th grader to place your order.  Friedheim’s 8th graders include Jacob Bergman, Kyle Freimuth, Brett Hormann, Shelby Kiess, Katie Linnemeier, and Madison Stoppenhagen.  (Remember, if you wish to place any poinsettias in church, you may order them through an 8th grader and they will be delivered to church.  Just make sure you give the bottom half of the order sheet to a member of our Decorating Committee---Tina Geels, Betty Sielschott, Mitzi Gardner, Angie Baumann, Kristie Schlemmer, or Angela Sielschott.  Thanks!)

The craft show is just a few weeks away (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 8th grade girls are scheduled to participate today 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 and our varsity teams begin play this week.  The varsity girls will face Heritage at Wyneken on Tuesday, November 11.  The 8th graders will play at 5 p.m. and the 7th grade team at 6:30 p.m.  The varsity boys will face Heritage at Heritage on the 11th at 5 p.m.   The varsity boys’ teams are also preparing for the Indianapolis tournament to be held this weekend—November 14-16.  A pep session to send the team off will be held on Friday, November 14, at 1:30 p.m.  It’s Spirit Week this week!  Monday is Pajama Day; Tuesday, Hat Day (one hat only); Wednesday, Dress Up Day; Thursday, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s Day, and Friday, Red, White & Blue Day.  (Please remember that dress code rules still apply.)  Students can also make posters (poster paper available) to show their support of the team.  Posters need to be turned in by Thursday, November 13.   We pray for safe travel as the team, coaches, parents, and fans travel to Indianapolis.  Good luck in the tournament, boys!

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 (2:30 p.m. until 3 p.m.) until the rack is empty!


TODAY 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service

    Baptism of Diego Roberto Arriaga 
  10:00 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Class
    Blood Pressure Clinic
MONDAY 6:00 p.m. Men’s basketball @ Monmouth
  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
  7:30 p.m. Altar Guild
WEDNESDAY 8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  7:00 p.m. Choir
  7:00 p.m. Wyneken Board of Education
THURSDAY 8:00 a.m.

Thrivent Meeting @ Adams Memorial

  9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class
  7:00 p.m. Wyneken School Board
FRIDAY-SUNDAY   Basketball Tournament @ Indianapolis     


November 16 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

    Baptism of Colin J Ripley 
  10:15 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Class
November 17 7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
  7:00 p.m. Busy Women's Bible Class
November 18 6:00 p.m. Early-bird Bible Class
  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
November 19 All Day Extra Quilting
  8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  7:00 p.m. Choir
November 20  

December Newsletter items due 

  9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class
November 21 7:00 p.m.

LYF “lock-in” at Wyneken

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