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.  Please worship with us again soon.

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Lent 2

February 28, 1999

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Order of Worship

Page 5

The Choir Anthem

“Without His Cross”


TLH #3; #394; #550, vv. 3-4


The Readings

Faith in the Promises of God
Genesis 12:1-8 Faith accepts Jesus' promise of eternal life
Romans 4:1-5,13-17  Faith makes people righteous
John 4:25-26 Faith obeys God's command and God's promises

The Sermon

“Bragger or Believer?”
Romans 4:1-5, 13-17

1. Consider the bragger.
2. We must become believers.

The Accolyte

Craig Linnemeier



We remember those members who are celebrating birthdays this week – Justin Jackson, Amanda Linnemeier, Jacob Stoppenhagen, Dan Buuck, Alvin Witte, Aaron Gaul, Delmar Heckman, Don Buuck, Lisa Lee, and Evelyn Keuneke. May the Lord continue to guide, direct, and bless their lives.

Lutheran Schools Week is being celebrated this week with die theme “Celebrate God's Love.”  We remember our entire faculty and staff of our Wyneken School as well as our students and their parents in our prayers. May the Lord continue to bless all our Lutheran Schools.

We remember in our prayers our seminarian, Ernie Muller, who has been a patient at Parkview Hospital this past week. (His consultation with the doctors at Ann Arbor has been postponed as his doctors here are considering other options.)  May the Great Physician be with him and all others in need.

We remember in our prayers, Micki Blomenberg, whose grandmother was called into glory this past week.  May God comfort the bereaved.

Youth ushers for March Jim Buuck and Tyler Stoppenhagen.

There will be a special door collection for Ernie and Linda Muller today to help defray their travel expenses.  In addition a benefit for this family will be held on April 11 at Wyneken.

Tune into 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 WLYY (1450 AM) on Sunday.

Continue to come to our midweek Lenten services.  This week Joseph of Arimathea, a wealthy follower of Jesus and a member of the Sanhedrin, (“I tried to do my best”) will be the focus of the noon service while Pilate (”I couldn't make the hard decision”) 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, March 3.  Holy Communion (common cup) will be celebrated at both of the services.

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) today.

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 call Lester or Rudy Werling (547-4138) for pie or cake donations let them know by Sunday, March 7.  Thanks!

Next Sunday the children will again be bringing their Mite offerings for the Vision 2000 campaign.

Council Members: The minutes from the February 3, 1999 Council meeting are in your slots in the entranceway of the church.  You may pick them up as you leave the worship service today.  The next Council Meeting is Tuesday, March 2, in the Parish Hall.  The church and parsonage now have E-mail.  The address is as follows: zionfriedheirn@decaturnet.com


Market Day 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.”  The week begins with a joint chapel service at Zion Lutheran Church (Decatur) tomorrow morning at 9:00 a.m.

Registration forms for the 1999-2000 school year were mailed at the end of last week.  If you don't receive your form by Friday, March 5, please contact the school.  To help in planning for the upcoming school year, please return these forms as soon as possible.  

Wyneken's Science Fair will be held on Monday, March 8.  Projects are due on Friday, March 5.

Standard Achievement testing for all grades will be the week of March 8.  Parents, please make sure your children are well rested so that they can do their best on these tests.

Wyneken is taking bids for lawn care.  These bids need to be submitted to a School Board member or the school office by Wednesday, March 10.  If you have questions, please contact a Board member or the school.  Friedheim's School Board members are Jim Heckman, Kim Schamerloh, and Stan Stoppenhagen.

SCRIP will be available today following the worship service.  Are you beginning to make travel plans for spring break?  American Airlines as well as the Hyatt, Marriott, Courtyard, Residence and Fairfield Inns are all SCRIP vendors.  See Kris Blomenberg if you have any questions.

Wrestling News

There are two away wrestling meets this week.  On Tuesday, March 2, Wyneken will be traveling to Woodburn and on Thursday, Mardi 4, Suburban Bethlehem is the site of the meet.  Both meets begin at 4:15 p.m.

ATTENDANCE: Sunday Worship Service 248 with 132 receiving Holy Communion; Sunday School - 52; Bible Class - 19; Monday Evening Bible Class - 9; Early-bird Bible Class - 4; Midweek Lenten Service (noon) - 16; Midweek Lenten Service (evening) - 84


Amount Received

Amount Needed

Home Purpose

$3,243.25 $5,010.16


$200.00  $348.15

Midweek Lenten


YTD Received

YTD Needed

Home Purpose

$28,262.18 $40,081.28


  $2,700.42 $2,785.30

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



9:00 A.M.

Worship Service
10:15 A.M. 

Sunday School & Bible Class

Door Collection for Muller family


9:00 A.M. Chapel at Zion, Decatur (Lutheran Schools Week)

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
7:00 P.M. Elders & Trustees Meetings
7:30 P.M. Board of Finance Meeting
8:00 P.M. Council Meeting (Parish Hall)

All Day

Tabea Society Business Meeting & Quilting

Noon & 7:30 P.M. 

Midweek Lenten Service with Holy Communion (C)


9:00 A.M.

LWML Bible Class at Jo Buuck's


March 7 9:00 A.M.

Worship Service

10:15 A.M. Sunday School & Bible Class
March 9 7:00 P.M. Choir
7:00 P.M.
7:30 P.M.
8:00 P.M. Church Council
March 10 Noon

Midweek Lenten Service with Holy Communion (common cup)

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