Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

We welcome all who worship with us. If you are visiting us this morning, please take a moment to sign one of our guest registries that are located in either entranceway of the church. If you are communing, please take a moment to complete a registration card. There are cards in either entranceway of the church and can be placed in the offering plate or given to one of the Deacons. Please worship with us again soon.

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Epiphany 2

January 17,1999

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Order of Worship

Page 46

Hymns

TLH #300; #270; #130; #306; #124; #47

The Readings

Called to Witness
Isaiah 49:1-6 Witnessing to all nations
I Corinthians 1:1-9 Witnessing produces the church
John 1:29-41 Witnessing to Christ as Messiah
        "There is Divine Destiny for Your Life"
                           Isaiah 49:1-6

Consider God's plan for your life!
1. The divine plan for your life (v.5)
2. Discouragement in fulfilling the plan (v.4)
3. Directive of global proportions (v.6)

The Accolyte

Joey DesJean

+ SOLI DEO GLORIA +

Announcements

We remember Eldina Boese who is a patient at Adams County Memorial Hospital and Addy Schuller who remains a patient at Lutheran Hospital in our prayers. We pray that the Great Physician is with them and all others in need.

We extend our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Rev. Herman Reese, brother of Paul Fuhrmann and brother-in-law of Louise Fuhrmann, who was called to glory and given Christian burial this past week. May the God of all comfort be with those who mourn and remind them of that wonderful day when all will be reunited wit their loved ones in heaven.

We welcome into church membership through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism Emily Elizabeth Miller, daughter of Mike and Dawn (Gallmeyer) Miller. Serving, as godparents are Jon and Angie Gallmeyer. May the Good Shepherd continue to watch over and bless this most precious of His lambs.

We remember those members who are celebrating birthdays this week – Cameron Thieme, Shelby Kiess, Emily Conrad, Ed Werling, Mark Witte, Carol Hitzfield, and John Nidlinger, Jr. We also remember our 8th grade teacher, Dianne Hormann in our prayers. May the Lord continue to guide, direct, and bless their lives.

Many young people are desperately lonely. However, God assures us that He loves us and is always present to help, encourage, and assure us. Dr. Wallace Schulz explains why we are never really alone. Listen to his message, "You are Never Alone," on The Lutheran Hour next Sunday. The program is broadcast at 7:35 a.m. on WOWO and at 8:05 a.m. on 92.7 FM.

Lutheran Hour Ministries sponsors the "Woman to Woman" program. It can be heard on WLAB (88.3 FM) at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday or 11:00 a.m. on WLYV (1450 AM) on Sunday. The program on January 24 is "Hollywood: Are Our Children under the Influence?" What do our kids absorb from entertainment? Does violence, sex and obscenity have any effect? Do Hollywood films influence our children?

The LYF will be meeting at 6:30 p.m. today at Wyneken for a gym night. Members are to bring their own pop (pizza will be ordered). Make sure to check your schedules and bring them with you to help decide on the date for the ski trip.

Lutheran Bible Institute begins this Tuesday, January 19, at Zion Lutheran School in Decatur from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The four courses offered are The Mature Thoughts of Martin Luther: Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, Galatians: "Free to Be…" and Christ in the Psalms. You can still sign up beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday at Zion. The cost is $7.50 per adult per four-session course. If you have questions, you can contact Tim or Elfurt Blomenberg. The Tabea Society will have their regular business meeting this Wednesday, January 20 (weather permitting). Jo Buuck will be the hostess.

Friedheim's men's basketball team plays The Crossroad at Monmouth tomorrow night at 7:00pm.

Our Annual Voters' Meeting is scheduled for this afternoon at 1:30 p.m. Just a reminder that if you are a communicant member over the age of 18, you may vote at these meetings. Come and be a part of the decision-making body of our church.

The Annual Reports are ready for you to take home with you and can be found in the back pew. Thanks to all who helped collate the reports. You should bring this report with you to the meeting this afternoon. The membership directories are in a separate box. Please pick one up to take home with you when you pick up your Annual Report.

NOTE: There have been three bags of clothes in the front south room of church for at least a month. If these belong to you, please pick them up as soon as possible. If they are not picked up soon, they will be taken to the Goodwill. Thanks for your help in this matter.

Not having a good day? Make it a God day! Lutheran Church Extension Fund wants to help you grow Lutheran ministries. Call 1-800-THE-LCEF (1-800-843-5233) and learn how your invested dollar makes a difference.

WYNEKEN NEWS

Market Day order pick-up date had to be rescheduled due to the inclement weather. Watch the parent note for up-to-date information. Questions? Please visit www.marketday.com or contact Anne Fuhrmann.

Because of the inclement weather and the need to cancel school for over a week the end of the semester has been changed as well as when report cards will be sent home. Again pay attention to the weekly parent note for current information.

The Wyneken spelling bee is scheduled for Tuesday, January 19, at 12:40 p.m.

There will be no school on Friday, January 22, because of a teacher in-service day. (This may change - please watch the parent note for up-to-date information.)

It's Super Bowl time again! Get ready for your party by ordering sub sandwiches from the 8th graders. These 6inch subs are made with ham, turkey, salami, and two kinds of cheese and are only $2.50. Orders can be picked up at Wyneken on Friday, January 29 or after church on Sunday, January 31. There are order forms in today's bulletin. Please fill the order out and give it to any 8th grade student by Sunday. January 24 Friedheim's 8th graders are Dan Buuck, Joey Des Jean, Kevin lleckman, Craig Linnemeier, and Zach Stoppenhagen SCRIP will be available today following the worship service. See Kris Blomenberg this morning if you wish to make a purchase or if you have questions about the program.

Basketball News

Congratulations to the 6th grade boys who won the Flatrock tourney last weekend. They defeated Flatrock in the title game. Great job guys!

The Heritage Feeder tourney has been rescheduled for today. Our 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade boys are involved in this tourney. Check a player for game times.

The JV girls will play Bethlehem (Ossian) at Wyneken on Tuesday, January 19, at 4:30 p.m. The 5th grade boys will play Bethlehem (Ossian) at 5:45 p.m.

The 7th and 8th grade boys will play Central on Thursday, January 21, at Wyneken at 4:15 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. (The 7th & 8th grade girls will play at Central on the 21st.)

The LSAA tourney is scheduled to begin on Saturday, January 23. Both the 8th grade girls and boys will play in this tourney. Check with a player for game times

Because of the inclement weather the last two weeks, the sports schedule may have changed. Please pay close attention to the parent note as well as the information from your child’s coach.

ATTENDANCE: Sunday Worship Service - 238; Sunday School - 64; Bible Class - 22

OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Amount Received

Amount Needed

Home Purpose

$7,443.35 $5,010.16

Missions

$442.00 $348.15

YTD Received

YTD Needed

Home Purpose

$7,443.35 $10,020.32

Missions

$442.00 $696.30

The door collection for Concordia Seminary was $110.

THIS WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

TODAY

9:00 A.M.

Worship Service

10:15 A.M.

Sunday School & Bible Class

1:30 P.M.

Annual Meeting
6:30 P.M. Gym Night at Wyneken

MONDAY

7:00 P.M. Adult Bible Class

TUESDAY

6:00 A.M.

Early Bird Bible Class @ Bingen

9:00 A.M. Morning Glories
7:30 P.M. Lutheran Bible Institute at Zion, Decatur
WEDNESDAY

8:20 A.M.

Chapel at Wyneken

All Day

Tahea Society

7:00 P.M.

Choir Practice
THURSDAY

9:00 A.M.

LWML Bible Class at Marlene Conrad's
FRIDAY Items for February newsletter due in church office

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

January 24

9:00 A.M. Worship Service
10:15 A.M. Sunday School & Bible Class

Sub sandwich orders due to any Wyneken 8th grader.

January 26

7:30 P.M. Lutheran Bible Institute