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 complete a communion registration card. There are cards in either entranceway of the church.  The card should then be given to a Deacon or placed in the offering plate. Please worship with us again soon.

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Epiphany 5

February 7, 1999

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Order of Worship

Page 15

The Choir Anthem

“Come Thou Fount”


TLH  #127, vv. 1-3; #412; #304; #427; #127, vv. 4-5           

The Readings

A More Excellent Way of Life
Isaiah 58:5-9a The Christian life expresses itself in service
I Corinthians 2:1-5 The Christian life results from the Gospel
Matthew 5:13-24 The Christian life exceeds living the Law

The Sermon

“Let Your Light Shine"
Matthew 5:17-24

The Accolyte

Zach Stoppenhagen


A Confirmation Prayer

We remember those members who are celebrating birthdays this week -- Wava Lichtle, Chris Lichtle, Tyler Stoppenhagen, Esther Gallmeyer, Jo Buuck, Mark Conrad, Todd Lee, Adam Sielschott, and Brett Conrad.  We also remember our 5th grade teacher, Richard Shwantz, in our prayers.  May the Lord continue to guide, direct, and bless their lives.

We remember in our prayers Gerhard Kiefer, Dick Hileman, and Al Hormann who have returned home after hospital stays.  We also remember in our prayers our seminarian, Ernie Muller, who is undergoing tests at Parkview Hospital.  May the Great Physician be with them and all others in need.

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.

The Sunday School children are again bringing their offering for the Vision 2000 campaign.  We thank them for their contribution. 

ALTAR Guild MEMBERS: The meeting has been changed from Tuesday, February 9, to Monday, February 8, due to a conflict with Lutheran Bible Institute.  The meeting will be held at 8:00 p.m.  Please make this change on your calendar.

LYF Members: There will be a short meeting following the worship service this morning.  Plans need to be finalized for the ski trip this Saturday, February 13.  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 today.

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

LWML MEMBERS: Since the winter meeting was cancelled due to inclement weather, our LWML contributions are low.  As a result the state and international contributions are also running low.  Any contribution would be appreciated.  Thanks -- Your LWML Officers

Mark your calendars!  Sunday, March 14, is the day for the Soup and Sandwich Dinner.  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 (547-4252) or John or Nan Nidlinger (724-9920) by Sunday, February 28.

Tomatoes - 6 qt.

Coffee -3 lbs. (regular)

Tomato Juice -6 qt.

Coffee -3 lbs. (decaffeinated)

Onions - 16 medium

Pickle Relish - 1 jar

Celery - one bunch

Canned Beef - 16 lbs.

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

Hamburger - 45 lbs.

Chocolate Pudding - 1 gallon

Booster Seats    

Vanilla Pudding - 1 gallon

High Chairs      


Are you willing to donate a salad or dessert?  If so, please contact Sean or Belly Sielschott (724-3946) for salad donations or Lester or Ruby Werling (547-4138) for pie or cake donations.  Please let them know by Sunday, March 7.  Thanks!


Checkbook balance, January 31, 1999


Estimated expenses for February:


Van Dyne Crony













$1 5.00

Loan payment, Decatur Bank & Trust


Social Security & Medicare       


Worker Benefit Plan       


Church Mutual     


Wyneken, February payment   


Total estimated expenses for February       


Total needed to meet estimated expenses for February       


Words cannot express my heartfelt appreciation to Pastor Dahling for all his faithful visits to me during my illness.  Also a warm thank you to all of you for your prayers, letters, and cards.  God is the Great Physician, and to Him we owe all our praise.  Thanks again for all your uplifting words during a time when Jesus truly had to carry me.

                                                                        Addy Schuller


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

The upper grades (6-8) will have a semi-formal dance (no blue jeans!) at Wyneken from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Friday, February 12 There will be a $3 admittance feet

Mid term ends on Friday, February 12.  Reports will be sent home with the students on Wednesday, February 17.

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.  Childcare will be provided at a cost of $1 per child.

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 Breakaway, on Friday, February 19, from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the Hoagland Hayloft.  The doors open at 7:00 p.m.  The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children.  Tickets are available in the school office or at church.  The 7th grade class will have food and beverages for sale.  If you would like to donate an item to the silent auction, 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).

From the Hot Lunch Committee: All lunches and milk money served in the first half of the school year need to be paid for by February 15. If you have questions concerning your account, please call Darrell Ehlerding at 547-4229.

The children of the Indian orphanage are in need of new or gently used lightweight blankets.  A drop box is located in the hallway outside the school office.

The African Immigrant Ministry of Ft Wayne is the recipient of the chapel offerings this month.

Brazil Lutheran University, the largest Lutheran University in the world, will present a choir concert at Concordia Seminary on February 10 at 8:00 p.m. in Sihler Hall.  A free will offering will be taken.

Basketball News

The 7th grade boys and girls will play St. Peter/Immanuel this Thursday, February 11.  The girls will play at 4:45 p.m. and the boys' game will begin at 6:00 p.m.

The 7th grade boys and girls will also be participating in a tournament at Bethlehem (Ossian) this coming weekend.  Check with a player for game times.  Good luck in the tourney.

ATTENDANCE: Sunday Worship Service - 236; Sunday School - 56; Bible Class - 15; Monday Evening Bible Class - 10; Early-bird Bible Class –6


Amount Received

Amount Needed

Home Purpose




$270.00 $348.15

YTD Received

YTD Needed

Home Purpose

$15,664.81 $25,050.80


$1,190.00 $1,740.85



9:00 A.M.

Worship Service
10:30 A.M. Sunday School & Bible Class
10:30 A.M. LYF Meeting


7:00 P.M. Adult Bible Class
8:00 P.M. Altar Guild


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 Jo Buuck's

8:00 P.M.

Wyneken School Board


LYF Ski Trip


February 14 9:00 A.M.

Worship Service

10:15 A.M. Sunday School & Bible Class
10:15 A.M. AAL Meeting
February 16 7:00 P.M. Choir
February 17 All Day Tabea Society Extra Quilting

Ash Wednesday Worship with Holy Communion

7:30 P.M. Ash Wednesday Worship with Holy Communion
8:15 P.M. Confirmation Parents to Meet