Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

We welcome you to Friedheim to worship with us this morning.  If you are a visitor, please take a moment to sign one of our guest registries which are located in both entry ways.   Please worship with us again soon.
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Pentecost 17
October 8, 2000

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Order of Worship Page 5
The Choir "My Faith Looks Up to Thee"
Hymns  TLH  #7; #425; #352
The Readings  The Faith of the Christian
Isaiah 50:4-10  The Christian faith endures suffering 
James 2:1-5, 8-10, 14-18 The Christian faith is expressed in service
Mark 8:27-35 The Christian faith confesses Jesus as the Christ
Seminarian Jon Smithley, Guest Preacher
The Acolyte Dawn Heckman


We thank Jon Smithley for delivering this morning's sermon message.  We pray the Lord's continued blessings on Jon and his family as he continues his studies for the ministry.

We welcome John Mark Sedwick and his family to Friedheim.   John is our newest fieldworker.   May the Lord bless him in this new endeavor.

We remember our members celebrating birthdays this week -- Mike Heckman, Ashley Hunkins, Carley Manley, Joyce Heckman, Lucile Stoppenhagen, Tonya Bultemeyer, Robert Buuck, Rhonda Linnemeier, Cindy Berning, and Mark Buuck.   We also remember one of our Wyneken 6th grade teachers, Dean Wass, as well as Jan Heimann who teaches in the public school, in our prayers.  Today we also remember one of our Sunday School teachers, Teri Conrad.  May the Lord continue to guide, direct, and bless their lives.

We remember in our prayers Todd Krueckeberg and Cynthia Bultemeier who were married at the Lord's Altar last Saturday evening, September 30.  We also remember in our prayers Krista Selking and Brock Roseberry who were united in marriage yesterday afternoon.  May the Lord bless these couples as they begin their lives together.  We also remember Robert and Julie Buuck who are celebrating their first anniversary on Monday, October 9.

We remember in our prayers the family and friends of Janell Scott, Carma Conrad's sister, who was called to her heavenly home on Thursday, October 5.  May the Lord comfort this family during these most difficult days and remind them of that great day when they will be reunited with their loved one in heaven.

May the Great Physician grant health and strength to all who are in need of His presence in their lives.  We especially remember Eldora Schuemann who is a patient at Lutheran Hospital and Johanna Buuck who was a patient at Adams County Memorial Hospital.  

We rejoice with Wally and Sherri (Buuck) Johnson on the birth of their daughter, Victoria Rose, on Thursday, October 5.  May the Good Shepherd keep an ever-watchful eye on this most precious of His lambs.

Included in this morning's bulletin is a study guide ("Time in the Word") for this week.  Please take a few moments each day to go over this information.  The theme for this week is "The Christian and His Opposition." 

Listen to  The Lutheran Hour.  The show airs on Sunday on WLW (700) out of  Cincinnati at 7:00 a.m. (Ohio time) and on Van Wert stations WERT (1220) and WKSD (99.7 FM) at 10:30 a.m. (Ohio time).  The program can also be heard on Sunday at 8:05 a.m. on WBZD (92.7 FM) and at  3:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on WFCV (1090).  

There are only a few weekends left to work at the maze.  Don't miss out on this opportunity for fun and fellowship.  Sign up on the sheets in either entrance way of the church or  call someone on the Staffing Committee - Tim Blomenberg, Leesa Heckman, or Lester Werling.

The LWML will have their Quarterly Meeting this Tuesday, October 10.  The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Parish Hall.  Everyone is asked to bring an example of Christian art or Christian jewelry.  Election of officers will take place as well as information given from the SRD workshop.  

Have you purchased our new church cookbook yet?  You may wish to make that purchase soon as there are approximately 350 cookbooks left, with no plans to reorder.   The Helpful Hints Almanac is also be available.  Cookbooks are $8 while the Almanac is $4.  Questions?  Please contact one of the committee members (Becky DeKoninck, Karen Gallmeyer, Mary Gallmeyer, Shirley Hormann, or Sylvia Schuemann).  The cookbooks are also available at the maze.

Don't forget to turn in your nut/candy order form.  Extra order blanks are in either entrance way of the church.  Orders are due by Sunday, October 29.

The Foods Committee is asking for donations through October.  Coke and Pepsi products (especially Mountain Dew), as well as, bottled water are  needed  along with hot dogs, hamburger, and nacho chips.  Cash donations are also being accepted.  You may bring your donations to church or contact any member of the Foods Committee - Dorothy Heckman, Denise Conrad, Mary Gallmeyer, or Tami Stoppenhagen.  They would be more than willing to pick up the items from you.  Thanks in advance for your help.


Balance on hand, October 1, 2000    $166.13
Expected expenses for September  
Wyneken (September payment)  $2,967.20
Wyneken (October payment)  $11,967.20
Decatur Bank & Trust (loan payment)  $300.00

Indiana Department of Revenue

Indiana District - Sunday School, etc.  $475.33
Malecki Music Inc.  $94.92
Social Security & Medicare  $344.80
Telephone   $82.00
AEP  $171.04
Salaries  $3,945.00
WZBD-FM Radio    $15.00
Van Dyne Crotty  $43.18
Students $40.00
Worker Benefits  $765.21
Total expected expenses for October $21,264.96
Total needed to meet expected expenses for October $21,098.83

Please stay for the Quarterly Voters'  Meeting which will be held following the worship service this morning.  This is your opportunity to be a part of the decision-making process of our church.  Reports will be given from various boards and committees of our congregation.

The Decorating Committee will meet in the back room off the church basement (furnace room) following the worship service on Sunday, October 22.   Plans need to be made on decorating the church for this Christmas season.  Questions?  Contact Dawn Miller or Dian Witte.

There will be a large mite box placed in the south entrance way of the church for your convenience to place your mite box donations.  Also the LWML will distribute mite boxes to the Sunday School children so that they can be introduced to saving for missions.

The haunted maze is now open.  The maze is open, weather permitting, every Friday and Saturday evening from  7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.   If you want to help by being  a "haunter"  or help with the other maze jobs, please contact Tami Stoppenhagen.

The old sidewalk slabs in front of the Parish Hall have been removed and are available to anyone who can use them.  Please pick them up as soon as possible. 

Kids, circle Thursday, October 26, on your calendar.  The LYF will be hosting a children's Halloween party for Pre-K through 6th graders.  The party will be held in the Parish Hall basement, beginning at 6:00 p.m.  Each LYF member is asked to bring two bags of candy.  The LYF will meet following the worship service on Sunday, October 22, to finalize plans.

The LWML and the Concordia Seminary Guild will host "Donation Day" on Monday, October 16, at the Seminary.  All ladies of the congregation are invited to bring grocery items and clothing for the Seminary families.  You may also wish to join in tours, be a part of the chapel service, and coffee hour with the students.  Cost of the noon luncheon is $7.  To pay for your lunch, please send a check to "CTS Women's Guild," Box 403, 6600 N Clinton Street, Ft. Wayne, Indiana  46825-4996 by October 7.  For more information, call Janet Hamman at 493-2754.

Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) is offering a new special 7.71% APY rate on 9-month and 18-month term certificates through December 31, 2000; this is a great opportunity to put your money to work for you and the church at the same time!  Your investment with LCEF earns you a very competitive interest rate and provides low-cost loans to build churches and schools through-out the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod.  Call the LCEF at 1-800-843-5233 for details.  This does not constitute an offer to sell or a request to buy.  The offering is made solely by LCEF's Offering Circular.

Wyneken News

There will be early dismissal on Monday, October 9, at 12:25 p.m.  North Adams students will have bus transportation both ways while East Allen students will need to make arrangements to get home that day.

Just a reminder that Indy room reservations are due on Monday, October 9, if you plan on attending the basketball tournament in November.

The Wyneken Mini 4-H Club will have their awards presentation and ice cream sundae party on Tuesday, October 10, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria. 

Parents of students who ride East Allen County busses will need to find transportation home on Thursday, October 12.  (East Allen has early dismissal that day while Wyneken will dismiss at 2:45 p.m.)

The Wyneken Fall Carnival sponsored by the 8th grade class has been scheduled for Friday, October 20, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the gym.  Games, prizes, food, fun, and a silent auction are all part of the fun!

Market Day order forms are due in the school office on Tuesday, October 17, with internet orders due  by noon on Tuesday, October 24.  Pick-up date is Tuesday, October 31, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the school lunchroom.

The PTL is sponsoring a family skating party on Sunday, October 22, at the Rage from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  Admission is $2.50 per person with skate rental an additional $1.50.

The 8th graders are sponsoring the Wyneken Craft Show which will be held on Saturday, December 2.  Show hours are 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  If you are interested in renting a booth or want more information, please contact Anne Fuhrmann at 547-4469.  Tables in the gym and library are $25 each while tables placed in the hallway are $15.

You can now order SCRIP through our Wyneken web site.  You can E-mail your order to scrip@wyneken.org and then pick up your order on Friday at Wyneken or Sunday at church, paying for your order when you pick it up.    See Kris Blomenberg to purchase your SCRIP after the worship service this morning. 

Sporting News

The varsity boys' soccer team begins tournament play this week.  Check a player for game date and opponent.  All games will be played at Kreager Park.

The JV soccer team has one home game this week.  They play St. Peter-Immanuel at home on Monday, October 9, at 4:00 p.m.

The 5th - 7th grade soccer boys will participate in the Bethlehem, Ossian, tournament on Saturday, October 14.  Check with a player.

ATTENDANCE:  Sunday Worship Service 290 - with 160 receiving Holy Communion; Sunday School - 62 ; Bible Class - 25; Monday Night Bible Class - 6; Early Bird Bible Class - 4.


Amount Received

Amount Needed

Home Purpose

$4,954.85 $5,010.37 


$420.00 $346.15

YTD Received

YTD Needed
Home Purpose $182,026.84 $200,213.80
Missions $12,656.24 $14,845.00



9:00 A.M. Worship Service                         
10:15 A.M.

Sunday School

10:15 A.M. Quarterly Voters' Meeting
Noon - 6:00 P.M.

Cornfusion Open

MONDAY 7:00 P.M. Adult Bible Class
TUESDAY 6:00 A.M. Early-bird Bible Class  
9:00 A.M. Morning Glories
9:30 A.M. Circuit Pastors Meeting @ Friedheim
7:30 P.M. LWML Quarterly Meeting
WEDNESDAY 7:00 P.M. Choir
THURSDAY 9:00 A.M. LWML Bible Class @ Lucile Stoppenhagen's
8:00 P.M. Wyneken School Board
7 PM - 11 PM  Haunted Maze
SATURDAY Noon - Dusk Cornfusion Open
7 PM - 11 PM  Haunted Maze


October 15 9:00 A.M. Worship Service with Holy Communion
10:30 A.M. Sunday School & Bible Class
Noon - 6 P.M. Cornfusion Open
October 18 7:00 P.M. Choir
October 20 7 PM - 11 PM  Haunted Maze
October 21 Noon - Dusk Cornfusion Open
7 PM - 11 PM  Haunted Maze

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