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 4

March 14, 1999

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Order of Worship

Page 5


TLH #8; #422; #550, vv. 7-8

The Readings

The Good Life

Hosea 5:15 - 6:3 Life is returning to God
Romans 8:1-10 Life is living in the Spirit of Christ
Matthew 20:17-28  Life is in giving one's self to God's service

The Sermon

“The Christian's Responsibility to Serve Others”
Matthew 20:17-19

1. There is a paradox of Christian greatness.
2. Then, there is the willingness of Jesus Christ to serve.

3. Christ came as a gift and example
Concluding Thought: In Jesus Christ, we promote “Service Above Self”        

The Accolyte

Kevin Heckman



We remember those members who are celebrating birthdays this week – Amy Erxleben, Tammy Dahling, Dirk Stoppenhagen, Julie Heimann, and Josh Miller.  We also remember our second grade teacher, Diane George, in our prayers.  May the Lord continue to guide, direct, and bless their lives.

We remember in our prayers our seminarian, Ernie Muller, who remains a patient at Parkview Hospital.  May the Great Physician be with him and all others in need.

We welcome Phil, Sharon, Brittany, and Anna Franke to Friedheim.  They have transferred to us from Flatrock. Brittany is a kindergartner at Wyneken.  May the Lord bless this family as they make Friedheim their new church home.

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.

Continue to come to our midweek Lenten services.  This Wednesday a guard (“I carried out an injustice”) will be the focus of the noon service while Mary ("I know my son as my Savior and Lord”) will be the focus of the 7:30 p.m. service. Holy Communion will be celebrated at both these services.

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

Because of our Soup & Sandwich Dinner today, there will be no Sunday School or Bible Class this morning.  Classes will resume next Sunday, March 21.

Come to Wyneken today and enjoy delicious homemade soup, sandwiches, salads, and desserts!  Serving will be from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  There will also be a craft and bake sale.

LYF Membcrs: The work schedule for today's Soup & Sandwich Dinner is as follows: freshmen and seniors are to work 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. while the sophomores and juniors are to work 11:45 am. to 1:00 pm.

In addition, Bingen's LYF is having a lock-in on Friday, March 19, from -7 p.m. to 7 a.m. at Wyneken and have invited our LYF to join them. You are to bring pop and snacks.  Pizza will be provided.

Next Sunday there will be a short meeting concerning the LYF's Easter breakfast.  Any parents who are willing to help should attend this meeting.  LYF members are reminded that they will need to bring one dozen sweet rolls for the breakfast on April 4.

The men’s basketball team won last Monday night.  They will play Pleasant Dale tomorrow night at 7:00 p.m. at Monmouth.  If they win, die championship game will follow at 8:00 p.m.  Good luck guys!

There has been some interest in publishing E-mail addresses for members to communicate with each other and pastor as well as receive information from the church.  If you would like to have your address published in a small booklet (next year it would be included in the membership directory which also lists home addresses and phone numbers), please type up your E-mail address and get it to the church office (or to Pastor Dahling).

Plans are being made for the April 11 benefit for the Ernie Muller family.  A fish and tenderloin dinner with broasted potatoes is being planned at Wyneken on that day.  If you want to help by donating your time on the 11th or if you can donate food, please contact Shirley Hormann as soon as possible. Let us keep this family in our Prayers.

“Lutheran Men of Song,” a 25-member men's choir from Fort Wayne area Lutheran churches, will present a 1½ hour concert today at 2:30 p.m. at Bingen.  The concert consists of a wide variety or songs including old-time favorites and a short intermission of congregational singing. There will be a freewill offering.

The St. Peter-Immanuel PTL will have their “All You Can Eat” fish and tenderloin dinner today at the Union Township Halt from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  A bake sale will also be held.  Cost is $6 for adults and $4 for children (ages 5-12).

We just received information concerning the LLL & LWML Spring Rally.  It will begin at 3:00 p.m. at Zion in Decatur on Sunday, March 21. The Rev. Professor John Saleska of Concordia Seminary will be the main speaker.  At the conclusion of the program, Zion's LWML will serve a Soup and Sandwich Supper (freewill offering).  Everyone is invited to attend this interesting, inspiring, and spiritual program.

St. John's Lutheran Church Men's Club will have a fish and tenderloin dinner on Sunday, March 21, at Wyneken.  Serving will be from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  The cost k $6 for adults and $3.50 for children (6-12). Carry outs are available.

The Poe Volunteer Fire Department is also having an “All You Can Eat” pancake and whole hog sausage brunch at the Poe Fire Station on Sunday, March21, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Dear Friends at Zion, Friedheim,

We want to thank you for your prayers, well wishes, your support, and the financial gift’s that you have blessed us with.  Ernie is encouraged by your' generosity and love and the card’s have been appreciated.  Thank you for indulging us in your family. God's richest blessing’s for you.

 The Mullers - Ernie, Linda, Joel, & Sarah



The Wyneken Board of Education has issued two calls for next year.  Mrs. Yvonne Schwantz has been called to serve as our 8th grade teacher aid Miss Johanna Eschmann who is currently at St. Peter’s in Big Rapids, Michigan (and had done her student teaching at Wyneken several years ago) has been issued a call to serve as our 4th grade teacher.  May the Lord of the Church so direct these two candidates as they consider the Lord's direction in their lives and ministries.

Do you want to order a Wyneken yearbook?  Order forms were sent home with file students last week. Orders are due back to school by Wednesday, March 17.

Wednesday, March 17, is the end of the third quarter.  Report cards will be sent home with the students on Monday, March 22.

There will be no school on Thursday and Friday, March 25 & March 26.  Our Wyneken teachers will be attending a LEA conference in Indianapolis.

Market Day order forms are included in this morning's bulletin.  They need to be to the school office by Friday, March 26.  Pick-up date is Monday, April 12, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Questions? Please visit www.markctday.com or contact Anne Fuhrmann.  April is “Dessert Month” for Market Day.  All desserts purchased will bring extra profits for Wyneken.  In fact, the class which orders the most apple pies this month can choose one student to compete in a pie eating contest with Mr. Krupski.  The winning class will receive a Market Day treat.  When you order your pie, make sure you write which class you wish to credit your order for on the comment section of the order blank.

Registration forms for the 1999-2000 school year have been mailed and should be returned to the school office by Friday, March 26.

March 31 is the deadline for redeeming “Box Tops for Education” and the Camp-bell's “Labels for Education” program.  Please send in your labels as soon as possible.  You can continue to save these items and send them to school even after this deadline to get a head start on next year.  Thanks for your support!

Just a reminder that Kindergarten Round Up will be held at Northwest Elementary School on Thursday, April 6, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Congratulations to Joey Des Jean, Valerie Jackson, Jason Miller, Megan Schamerloh, Cheryl Kiefer, and Henry Dahling who received special recognition awards at Wyneken's Science Fair. Jason Miller's project was one of the projects sent to compete at the regional science fair at IPFW.

This month's chapel offerings are going to the Seminary Food Co-op.  They arc especially in need of cereal, canned fruits, soaps, shampoo, and conditioners.  The students are asked to bring a box of their favorite cereal to contribute to the Co-op.

Did you leave a video tripod and video at Bethlehem Lutheran School (Ossian)?  If this item might be yours, please contact Bethlehem.

A Fun Day for grades Pre-K through 4th will be held in May (date to be announced later).  Parents are needed to help plan and run events for this day.  If you are interested, please contact the school office for more information.

SCRIP will be available today following the worship service.  Just a reminder, that if you are not able to pick up your SCRIP order at Wyneken (and this was your indicated choice), the filled order will not be sent home with your child. It will be given to your church representative and will be available to you on Sunday.  See Kris Blomenberg if you have any questions.

Wrestling News

Our final home wrestling meet will be held on Tuesday, March 16, beginning at 4:15 p.m. Schools attending will be Concordia, Emmanuel-St. Michael, Emmaus, and Woodburn.  The Senior tournament will be held at Concordia High School on Saturday, March 20.  Good luck guys! Results from yesterday's open tournament will be available next week.

ATTENDANCE: Sunday Worship Service - 256 with 150 receiving Holy Communion: Sunday School - 50; Bible Class - 23; Monday Evening Bible Class - 8; Midweek Lenten Service (noon) - 6; Midweek Lenten Service (evening) - 117


I am the Bible, God's wonderful library; I am always-and above all-the truth.
To the weary pilgrim, I am a strong staff.
To the one who sits in darkness, I am glorious light.
To those who stumble beneath heavy burdens, I am sweet rest.  
To him who has lost his way, I am a safe guide.
To those who are sick in sin, I am healing strength and forgiveness.
To the discouraged, I am a glad message of hope.
To those who are distressed and tossed about by the storms of life,
I am an anchor, sure and steadfast.
To those who search for salvation, I reveal the Savior of the world.
I am God's Word--for you.  
I am your Bible!

Author unknown


Amount Received

Amount Needed

Home Purpose




 $445.00  $348.15

Midweek Lenten


YTD Received

YTD Needed

Home Purpose

$35,988.32 $50,101.60


 $3,706.43 $3,481.50

The door collection for Worship for Shut Ins and WLAB was $62.25.



9:00 A.M.

Worship Service
10:30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

Soup & Sandwich at Wyneken


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
WEDNESDAY 8:20 A.M. Chapel at Wyneken

All Day

Tabea Society Extra Quilting


Midweek Lenten Service with Holy Communion (C)

7:30 P.M.

Midweek Lenten Service with Holy Communion (C)

9:00 A.M.

LWML Bible Class at Dorothy Heckman's
FRIDAY Newsletter items for April due in church office

7:00 P.M. 

LYF lock in at Bingen
SATURDAY Scheumann/Azbell wedding at Zion, Decatur 


March 21 9:00 A.M.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

10:30 A.M. Sunday School & Bible Class
10:30 A.M. AAL Meeting
10:30 A.M. LYF Parents Meeting
3:00 P.M.

LLL/LWML Spring Rally at Zion, Decatur

March 23 7:00 P.M. Choir
March 24 Noon

Midweek Lenten Service with Holy Communion (common cup)

7:30 P.M. Midweek Lenten Service with Holy Communion (common cup)
March 25 & 26 No school at Wyneken due to LEA Conference