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, which 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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Lent 1

February 21, 1999

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Order of Worship

Page 46

The Choir Anthem

“God is with us all the way”


TLH   #4; 150th Anniversary Hymn; #307; 160th Anniversary Hymn; #324; #550, vv. 1-2

The Readings

The Source and Solution of Sin
Genesis 2:7-9, 15-17, 3:1-7  Yielding to temptation is sin
Romans 5:12-19 Sin's solution is the one man - Jesus
Matthew 4:1-11 Temptation to sin can be conquered

The Sermon

“The Totality of Sin & The Triumph of the Gospel”
Romans 5:12-19

1. Adam had a problem.
2. I have inherited Adam's problem.
3. I must turn from sin.
4. Christ brings the solution.

5. By grace through faith, I inherit Christ's solution to my life.

The Accolyte

Joey Des Jean



We remember those members who are celebrating birthdays this week – Tricia Bultemeyer, Kevin Buuck, Daniel Chrzan, Nathan Conrad, Alex Miller, Kylene Nidlinger, J.J. Everett, Janice Heimann, Joey Gorman, Gary Knipstein, Ben Moeller, and Gunnar Cale.  We also remember one of our 3rd grade teachers, Michelle Martin, in our prayers.  May the Lord continue to guide, direct, and bless their lives.

May the Lord continue to bless and strengthen our Friedheim congregation as it celebrates its 161st anniversary this Thursday, February 25.

We remember in our prayers our seminarian, Ernie Muller, who will be consulting with the surgeons this Thursday, February 25, at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor. May the Great Physician be with him and all others in need.  Next Sunday there will be a special door collection for Ernie and Linda Muller to help defray their travel expenses.  In addition a benefit for this family may be held at a future date.

The flowers on the altar are to the glory and honor of God and in loving memory of Alfred Buuck.  They were placed in church by his family.

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.

Continue to come to our midweek Lenten services.  This week Anna is the honorary high priest (“I can't believe that Jesus is Lord”) will be the focus of the noon service while Barabbas (“I was looking for a New Kingdom”) will be the focus of the 7:30 p.m. service.  It is hoped that you will be able to attend one of the services on Wednesday, February 24.

The AAL will be serving refreshments following the midweek evening service.  If you would be willing to help with this project, please contact Shirley Hormann.

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!

The men's basketball team will play their last regular season game tomorrow evening at 6:00 p.m. at Monmouth.  They will fate Church of God I.  Their post-season tournament will begin on Monday, March 8.

Emmanuel Lutheran Church (Soest), 9909 Wayne Trace, is having an “All-U-Care-To-Eat” fish and tenderloin dinner this Friday, February 27, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  The proceeds will go towards the Concordia Scholarship Fund.


Market Day order forms are to be returned to the school office by Monday, February 22.  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.

Lutheran Schools Week will be held March 1 - 5.  This year's theme is “Celebrate God's Love.”  This year students may choose to write either an essay or create a piece of art.  Projects are due on February 26.

Congratulations to Dawn Heckman and Ashley Fuhrmann who received a “good” rating at the recent ISSMA contests.  Laura and Ashley Fuhrmann also received a “superior” rating.  Good job, girls.

SCRIP will be available today following the worship service.  Have you taken a moment to see what gas stations are SCRIP participants?  If you purchase your gas from BP, Clark, Reinking's Garage, Shell, the Shell Pak-A-Sak in Decatur, Speedway Gas, or United Gas Stations, you may want to order some SCRIP.  See Kris Blomenberg if you have any questions.

Sporting News

Congratulations to our 7th grade girls who placed first in the Ossian tournament last weekend and to our 7th grade boys who finished second.  Great job!  A special thanks to the 7th grade coaches - Kent Kiefer and Kim Schamerloh who coached the girls' team and Jim Reinking who coached the boys.

The first two wrestling meets of the season will be held at Wyneken this Tuesday, February 23, and Thursday, February 25.  The meets begin at 4:15 p.m.

ATTENDANCE: Sunday Worship Service - 254; Sunday School - 56; Bible Class - 19; Monday Evening Bible Class - 9; Early bird Bible Class - 4; Ash Wednesday (noon) - 22 with 14 receiving Holy Communion; Ash Wednesday (evening) - 94 with 64 receiving Holy Communion.

160th Anniversary Hymn

Day of Jubilation

This day of Jubilation, We raise our thanks to Thee
For many blessings given, Faithful we'll strive to be
For many blessings given, Faithful we'll strive to be.

As members then of Zion, United here we stand
And bow our heads in worship, Lord bless our church and land.
And bow our heads in worship, Lord bless our church and land

The little ones do feed them, With food Lord from above
That tells of their dear Savior, And His undying Love.
That tells of their dear Savior, And His undying Love.

Be with our precious youth, Lord. For them we truly pray
Keep them forever faithful, And pure in heart each day
Keep them forever faithful, And pure in heart each day.

The lonely, sick, and shut-ins, Oh, grant them Lord to be
Faithful and true 'til You come, To take them home to Thee
Faithful and true 'til You come, To take them home to Thee.

Let’s now unite our efforts, To spread the news abroad
Our Savior has redeemed us; He is our King and Lord
Our Savior has redeemed us; He is our King and Lord.


150th Anniversary Hymn

Yearn of Joy and Preservation

Thanks, dear lord, and adoration
For Thy blessings we received,
Years of joy and preservation
For our church, Lord, You did give
Words of love and free salvation,
Sacraments for all in need,
On this day of Jubilation
Honor, praise, and thanks we give.

To this day, Lord You have given
Thy true Word to guide our lives,
Helped us through great trials and hardships
Gave us comfort, strength in strife
Schools to teach the Word to children
Guidance for our youth this day
Love and care for family living
Praise, Oh Lord, to Thee we say.

Zion lift your hearts and voices
On this celebration day.
Thanks and praise to our dear Savior,
Guide our footsteps on our way
May we all be true and faithful
To Your Word and Sacrament
Spread the news of our Salvation
Love and mercy without end.

                                                (copyright 1988)


Amount Received

Amount Needed

Home Purpose




$120.00 $348.15

Ash Wednesday 


YTD Received

YTD Needed

Home Purpose

$20,484.48 $35,071.12


$2,300.71  $2,437.15

*This amount includes $624.17 received from the Lutheran Church - Extension Fund.



9:00 A.M.

Worship Service
10:30 A.M. 

Sunday School & Bible Class


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

Noon & 7:30 P.M. 

Midweek Lenten Service


9:00 A.M.

LWML Bible Class at Adele Blomenberg's


February 28 9:00 A.M.

Worship Service

10:15 A.M. Sunday School & Bible Class
March 2 7:00 P.M. Choir
March 3 Noon

Midweek Lenten Service with Holy Communion (common cup)

7:30 P.M. Midweek Lenten Service with Holy Communion (common cup)