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 that are located in either entranceway of the church. Please worship with us again soon.

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Epiphany 4

January 31, 1999

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Order of Worship

Page 5


TLH #40; #668; #383

The Readings

The People God Blesses
Micah 6:1-8 Blessed are those who fulfill God's Law
I Corinthians 1:26-31 Blessed are the low and despised people of God
Matthew 5:1-12 Blessed are those with spiritual qualities

The Sermon

                         "The Poor in Spirit"
                             Matthew 5:1-4

The Accolyte

Craig Linnemeier



We remember those members who are celebrating birthdays this week -- Andrew Werling (whose name was omitted last week), Karl King, Nan Nidlinger, Sabrina Putteet, Karen Conrad, Lisa Kiess, Laura Knipstein, Jim Fuhrman, Allyssa Johnson, Walter Droege, Adele Blomenberg, and Allen Buuck. We also remember our 6th grade teacher, Dean Wass, in our prayers. May the Lord continue to, guide, direct, and bless their lives.

We remember in our prayers Gerhard Kiefer who underwent surgery at Lutheran Hospital this past week and Dick Hileman who was a patient at St. Joe Hospital. May the Great Physician be with them and all others in need.

We thank Seminarian Jeff Henry for delivering this morning's sermon. We pray that the Lord will continue to be with him as he continues his studies for the ministry.

Tune in to 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.

LYF Members: There will be a short meeting following the worship service this morning. A preliminary number of those going on the ski trip on Saturday, February 13 is needed. If you're bringing a friend along, that person needs to pay prior to leaving for the trip. The money should be given to either Sara Des Jean or Julie Heckman. Chaperones and vans are also needed. Parents, if you are willing to drive and/or chaperone, please contact Pastor or Corbin or Lisa Bultemeier as soon as possible. The LYF will meet again after church next Sunday to finalize these plans.

If you haven't picked up your Annual Report and 1999 Membership Directory, please do so this morning.

Friedheim's men's basketball team plays St. Paul's Preble at Monmouth tomorrow night at 8:00 p.m.

Mark your calendars! Sunday, March 14, is the day for the Soup and Sandwich Dinner. If you are interested in being on a specific committee, please contact Mike or Carol SeIking (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.

As in previous years, a list of needed items is being provided if you would like to donate them for the dinner. Please contact Mike or Carol Selking or John or Nan Nidlinger by Sunday, February 28.

Tomatoes - 6 qt. Coffee -3 lbs. (regular)
Tomato Juice - 6 qt. Coffee - 3 lbs. (decaffeinated)
Onions - 16 medium Ketchup - 1 gallon
Pickle Relish - 1 jar Ketchup - 2 squeeze bottles
Celery - one bunch Mustard - 2 squeeze bottles
Turkeys - 4 (12-15 lbs.) Potatoes - 10 lbs.
Cabbage - one head Beef Broth - 5 gallons
Peach Halves - 8 qt. Homemade Noodles -9 lbs. (narrow cut)
Pear Halves -4 qt. Smoked Ham (for bean soup) - one
Pineapple Slices -6 qt. Fresh Pork Shoulder one
Canned Beef - 16 lbs. Bacon - 3 lbs.
Hamburger -45 lbs. Chocolate Pudding - 1 gallon
Booster Seats Vanilla Pudding - 1 gallon
High Chairs Cash

Youth ushers for February are Kevin Conrad and Brian Erxleben.

Next Sunday, February 7, the children will again be bringing their mites for the Vision 2000 campaign.

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


If you ordered a sub sandwich from the eighth graders, please come to the church basement following the worship service today to get your sandwiches. Thanks to all who supported this fundraiser!

Wyneken will dismiss at 11:40 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.

Market Day pick-up date Monday, February 8 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Questions? Please visit www.marketday.com or contact Anne Fuhrmann.

The next PTL meeting is Monday, February 15. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. All parents of Wyneken students are invited to come.

Freshmen orientation will be held at Bellmont on Monday, February 15, at 7:00 p.m.

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. II you would like to donate an item to the silent auction, please contact Joe Gorman (547-4385) by Monday, February 15.

SCRIP will be available today following the worship service. Going out to eat this week (or maybe making plans for Valentine's Day)? There are many, many restaurants who support SCRIP (Applebee's, Back 40 Junction, Bandidos, Carlos O'Kelly's, Galley, Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Richard's/Bearcreek Farm, Ruby Tuesdays, to name just a few). See Kris Blomenberg this morning if you wish to make a purchase or if you have questions about the program.

Basketball News

The varsity girls will be participating in the Indy Tournament this weekend. We pray for their safety (and that of their parents. fans and coaches) as they leave for Indianapolis on Friday. For game times, see a player. Good luck in the tourney, girls!

ATTENDANCE: Sunday Worship Service - 258; Sunday School - 56; Bible Class -22; Monday Evening Bible Class - 10; Early-bird Bible Class –6



Amount Received

Amount Needed

Home Purpose




$181.00 $348.15

YTD Received

YTD Needed

Home Purpose

$13,108.92 $20,040.64


$920.00 $1,392.60



9:00 A.M.

Worship Service

10:15 A.M.

Sunday School & Bible Class


LYF Meeting


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

7:00 P.M.

Elders & Trustees Meetings

7:30 P.M. 

Board of Finance Meeting

8:00 P.M.

Council Meeting (Parish Hall)        

9:00 A.M.

LWML Bible Class at Lucile Stoppenhagen's


February 7

9:00 A.M. Worship Service with Holy Communion
10:30 A.M. Sunday School & Bible Class
10:30A.M. LYF Meeting

February 9

7:30 P.M. Lutheran Bible Institute
7:30P.M. AltarGuild

February 11

8:00 P.M. School Board

February 13

LYF Ski Trip