Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

We welcome all that worship with us. If you are visiting us this morning, please take a moment to sign one of our guest registries, which are located in either entranceway of the church. Please worship with us again soon.

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Epiphany 3

January 24,1999

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Order of Worship

Page 32




TLH #39; #129; #45

The Readings

Proclaiming the Glad News
Isaiah 9:1-4 Proclaiming over oppression
I Corinthians 1:10-17 Proclaiming through a ministry to the person
Matthew 4:12-23 Proclaiming through a ministry to the person

The Sermon

"God's Light in the Midst of Darkness"
Matthew 4:12-23

       Do you recognize Jesus as "God's light in the midst of darkness?"
There is spiritual darkness.
Yet in the midst of our darkness, God gives us light and life.

The Accolyte

Zach Stoppenhagen



We remember Eldina Boese who is at Swiss Village in Berne and Addy Schuller who is now home in our prayers. We pray that the Great Physician be with them and all others in need.

We remember those members who are celebrating birthdays this week -- Tom Brandt, Helen Erxleben, Craig Linnemeier, Caleb Buuck, Marilyn Buuck, Marc Lichtle, Jim Crosby, and Matt DeKoninck. We also remember our 7th grade teacher, Marvin Drier, in our prayers. May the Lord continue to guide, direct, and bless their lives.

We welcome into communicant membership John Kaehr and Melinda Douglas who completed adult instruction and were confirmed on January 19. We pray that the Lord will bless them, as they become part of the Friedheim family.

The story of David and Saul shows how God's forgiving love repairs relationships damaged by the acid of jealousy. Hear Dr. Wallace Schulz's message, "Love Your Enemies," 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 31 is "Solitude and Intimacy." Can I live a full and satisfying life alone? Will I ever find fulfilling relationships with others?

COUNCIL MEMBERS: The minutes from the January 12 Council meeting are in your slots in the entranceway of the church. Please pick them up following today's service. The next Council meeting will be Wednesday, February 3, in the Parish Hall.

Pastor will be out of town Thursday through Sunday. If you need pastoral care during this time, please contact Rev. Dan Brege at Preble or Rev. Tom Olson at Bingen. We pray for Pastor's safety as he travels.


Checkbook balance, January 1, 1999 $8,122.95
Estimated expenses for January:
Van Dyne Crotty $39.04
Electricity $175.00
Telephone $85.00
Salaries $4,200.00
Students $80.00
Fuel $400.00
Radio $15.00
Social Security & Medicare $255.10
Church Mutual $465.00
LCMS Building Renovation Assessment $861.21
Wyneken, January payment $10,721.25
Decatur Bank & Trust, loan pymt. $300.00
Worker Benefits $598.06
Total estimated expenses for October $18,194.66
Total needed to meet January estimated expenses $10,071.71

The Annual Reports are ready for you to take home and can be found in the back pew. The membership directories are in a separate box next to these reports. Please pick one up when you pick up your Annual Report.

Friedheim's men's basketball team plays Pleasant Mills at Monmouth tomorrow night at 8:00 p.m.

Mark your calendars! Sunday, March 14, is the day for the Soup and Sandwich Dinner. More details will be available soon. If you are interested in being on a specific committee, please contact Mike or Carol Selking (547-4252) or John or Nan Nidlinger (724-9920) and they will be glad to sign you up. Don't delay, as committee assignments will be finalized by February 1.

You're invited to the HAAA Pancake & Sausage Brunch next Sunday, January 31, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hoagland Pavilion. Cost is $4 (adults) $2 (children).


Market Day order forms were sent home with the students last week. Order forms are to be returned to school tomorrow. Pick-up date is Monday, February 8, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. You may call Anne Fuhrmann (547-4469) with your order. Questions? Please visit www.marketday.com or contact Anne Fuhrmann.

The Wyneken Spelling Bee for grades 5-8 will be held tomorrow, January 25 at 12:40 p.m. The County's spelling bee will also be held at Wyneken at 1:00 p.m. on February 16. Family members are welcome to attend both events.

The 7th grade parents will meet on Monday, January 25, at 7:00 p.m. in the school library to discuss the fundraisers for their Washington, DC trip in May 2000.

The semester ended last Friday. Report cards will be sent home with the students on Wednesday, January 27.

Wyneken will be using Friday, January 29, as a make-up day (unless there is inclement weather on that day). North Adams students will not have bus transportation that day. Parents, please make arrangements for your child to get to and from school that day.

Wyneken will dismiss at 10:45 a.m. on Monday, February 1. North Adams students will have bus transportation both ways. East Allen students will need to make arrangements for rides home that day.

December profits for the SCRIP program were $3,100. Thanks to all who participated. 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.

Order your Super Bowl Subs today! These 6-inch 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 either entranceway of the church. There will be an 8th grader in each entranceway this morning following the worship service to take your order. Friedheim's 8th graders are Dan Buuck, Joey Des Jean, Kevin Heckman, Craig Linnemeier, and Zach Stoppenhagen.

Plan now to attend the 2nd Annual Square Dance & Silent Auction featuring the band, Breakaway, on Friday, February 19, from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the Hoagland Hayloft. The doors will open at 7:00 p.m. The 7th grade class will have food and beverages for sale. If you would like to donate an item to the silent auction, please contact Joe Gorman (547-4385) by Monday, February 15.

Basketball News

Congratulations to the 6th grade boys and the 8th grade boys who won their respective divisions at the Heritage Feeder Tournament last Sunday. Great job guys!

The LSAA tourney began this weekend. The 8th grade girls played St. John's yesterday. If they won, their next game will be tomorrow night at 6:15 p.m. at Holy Cross. The 8th grader boys will play St. John's today at 3:00 p.m. at Bethlehem. If they win, their next game will be Tuesday at 7:45 p.m. at Holy Cross. Good luck!

The 5th and 6th grade boys are tentatively scheduled to have their final home game at Wyneken on Tuesday, January 26, at 4:15 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. respectively. They will be playing Emmanue1 St. Michael.

A special thanks to all the coaches who have spent time with our young athletes during this busy basketball season. You have given these young athletes to chance to improve their skills as well as growing as an individual. "THANK YOU!"

ATTENDANCE: Sunday Worship Service - 272 with 135 receiving Holy Communion; Sunday School - 59; Bible Class - 20


Amount Received

Amount Needed

Home Purpose

$3,114.46 $5,010.16


$297.00 $348.15

YTD Received

YTD Needed

Home Purpose

$10,558.01 $15,030.48


$739.00  $1,044.45



9:00 A.M.

Worship Service

10:15 A.M.

Sunday School & Bible Class
Sub Sandwich orders due - See any 8th grader


7:00 P.M. Adult Bible Class


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

8:20 A.M.

Chapel at Wyneken

7:00 P.M.

Choir Practice

9:00 A.M.

LWML Bible Class at Dorothy Heckman’s


January 31

9:00 A.M. Worship Service-Seminarian Jeff Henry to preach
10:15 A.M. Sunday School & Bible Class

February 2

7:30 P.M.

Lutheran Bible Institute       

February 3

All Day Tabea Society
7:00 P.M Elders & Trustees Meetings

7:00 P.M.

Choir Practice

7:30 P.M.

Board of Finance Meeting

8:00 P.M.. 

Council Meeting (Parish Hall)