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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Transfiguration Sunday

February 14, 1999

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Order of Worship

Page 32

The Choir Anthem

Sing Praise to the Lord”


TLH  #8; #135; #35         

The Readings

An Experience with God

Exodus 24:12, 15-1.8 An experience with God reveals its glory
2 Peter 1:16-21 Disciples testify to the reality of Jesus' experience with God  
Matthew 17:1-9 An experience with God is transforming  

The Sermon

“The Prophetic Word Made Sure”
2 Peter 1:16-21

1. The Transfiguration centers on the coming of Christ.
2. In the Transfiguration, the disciples are comforted.
3.  We have this Word of Prophecy made sure for us.

4.  We do well to give attention to that “Word made sure”.

The Accolyte

Adam Buuck



We remember those members who are celebrating birthdays this week -- Doris Conrad, Alan Miller, Gary Heckman, Jon Kiefer, Lisa Bultemeier, Jim Bultemeyer, Dorothy Droege, Christine Gaul, Donna Hileman, Lynn Fuhrmann, Rachel Miller, Laurina Conrad, Randy Everett, Diane George, Ryan Linnemeier, Merilyn Stoppenhagen, Gretchen Baumann, Mitch Baumann, Harvey Caston, Pam Everett, Don Gehres, Rosa DeKoninck and Clayton Stoppenhagen.   We also remember our 4th grade teacher, Amy Dickmander, in our prayers.  May the Lord continue to guide, direct, and bless their lives.

We remember in our prayers our seminarian, Ernie Muller, who is awaiting surgery at the University of Michigan Medical Center and Bill Fuhrman who fell on Saturday and had a few stitches and broke his thumb.  Just a reminder that cards of Christian care and concern and get well wishes are always appreciated by those who have been hospitalized or are shut in.  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 WIAYV (1450 AM) on Sunday.

Join us in worshipping our Lord as the Passion begins on Ash Wednesday, February 17.  There will be services at noon and at 7:30 p.m. with Holy Communion being celebrated at both services. This year each service will center on a character from the Passion. Peter will be discussed at noon   (“I found hope after failure”) and Malchus (I was Doing My Duty) will be the focus of the 7:30 p.m. service.

Parents of 1999 Confirmands: There will be a short meeting following the 7:30 p.m.  Ash Wednesday worship service.  A few items concerning confirmation need to be discussed.

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 Betty 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!

We remember in our prayers Carol Hitzfield whose mother, Louise Bowens, was called to her heavenly home this past week and given Christian burial.  May if God of all comfort be with those who mourn and remind them of that great day when they will be reunited with their loved one in heaven1

There will be an AAL meeting following the worship service today.  It will be held in the back of church.  If you are willing to help serve refreshments following the midweek Lenten services, you can see Shirley Hormann this morning and let her know which week you would be wilting to help. Thanks


Midterm ended on Friday, February 12.  No reports will be sent home.  If you have questions or concerns, p1ease contact your child's teacher.

Market Day order forms are included in this morning's bulletin.  Please return the order form to the school office by Monday, February 27.  Pick-up date is Monday, March 8, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Questions?  Please visit www.marketday.com or contact Anne Fuhrmann.

From the Hot Lunch Committee: All lunches and milk money served in the first hall 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 next PTL meeting is Monday, February 15, at 6:30 p.m.  Childcare will be provided at a cost of $1 per child.

Freshmen orientation will be held at Bellmont on Monday, February 15, at 6:30 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. the Hoagland Hayloft.  See the insert in today's bulletin for more information and a partial list of silent auction items. 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 die worship service.  There are a variety of vendors supporting this program.  Is there one that you frequently use?  Order some SCRIP today.  See Kris Blomenberg if you have any questions.

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.

Sporting News

The 7th grade boys and girls are participating in a tournament at Bethlehem (Ossian) today.  Check with a player for game times. Good luck in the tourney.

Wrestling gear needed!  The wrestling team is in need of headgear, shoes, kneepads, etc., for our 40+ boys in grades 4-8 who are participating in wrestling this year.  If you have any of these items at home that you would like to donate to our wrestlers, please see our wrestling coaches, Pastor Dahling or Rich Schwantz.  The first two meets of the season will be at Wyneken on Tuesday, February 23, and Thursday, February 25.  The meets begin at 4:15 p.m.

Congratulations to the varsity girls.  They played very well at Indianapolis last weekend.  After a first-round loss, they won their next two games.  On Sunday, they lost the consolation game coming in fourth place.  Special thanks go out to their coaches - Ron Holt, Porky Holt, Kent Kiefer, and Kim Schamerloh.

The Legend of St. Valentine

The legend claims St. Valentine was
In a prison cell thinking of his little flock
He had always loved so well.  And, wanting
To assure them of his friendship and his love,
He picked a bunch of violets and sent them by a Dove.
This proves that love can triumph, no
Matter where you are and that love
Is always greater than the
Strongest prison bar.

Unknown Author


ATTENDANCE: Sunday Worship Service - 208 with 119 receiving Holy Communion; Sunday School - 47; Bible Class - 20; Monday Evening Bible Class - 9; Early-bird Bible Class - 4           


Amount Received

Amount Needed

Home Purpose




$791.00 $348.15

YTD Received

YTD Needed

Home Purpose

$20,484.48 $30.060.96


$1,981.00 $2,089.00



9:00 A.M.

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

AAL Meeting


7:00 P.M. Adult Bible Class


6:00 A.M.

Early Bird Bible Class @ Bingen

9:00 A.M. Morning Glories
7:00 P.M. Choir Practice

8:20 A.M.

Chapel at Wyneken

All Day

 Tabea Society Extra Quilting

Noon & 7:30 P.M. 

Ash Wednesday Service with Holy Communion

8:15 P.M.

Confirmation Parents to Meet

9:00 A.M.

LWML Bible Class at Doris Conrad's

 Items for March Newsletter due

7:00 P.M.

 Doors open for PTL Dance at the Hayloft


February 21 9:00 A.M.

Worship Service with Holy Communion 

10:30 A.M. Sunday School & Bible Class
February 23 7:00 P.M. Choir
February 24 Noon

Midweek Lenten Service

7:30 P.M. Midweek Lenten Service