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 6

March 28, 1999

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Order of Worship

Page 5

Choir

“Lord of our Hearts”

Hymns

TLH #162; #160; # 339

The Readings

The Suffering of God's Servants

Isaiah 50:4-9a God's servant suffers willingly
Philippians 2:5-11 Jesus obediently humbles Himself to die
Matthew 26:1-27  Jesus suffers death on a cross

The Sermon

”Amazing Justice in the Trial of Jesus!”
Matthew 27:11-26

1. The evidence at hand demands an acquittal.
2.
Pilate sought to circumvent justice and a clear decision.
3.
The verdict and sentence was unjust yet just.  

The Accolyte

Zach Stoppenhagen

+ SOLI DEO GLORIA +

Announcements

We remember those members who are celebrating birthdays this week -- Emily Blomenberg, Elsie Buuck, Micki Blomenberg, Angie Buuck, Valerie Jackson, Les Conrad, Carissa Schultz, Jodi Svoboda, Aaron M. Conrad, Ted Gallmeyer, Doug Putteet, Alvina Schroeder, and Velma Buuck. We also remember our first grade teacher, Donna Schieferstein, 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 and has begun his radiation/chemotherapy treatments.  We also remember Rosa Hartmann who is a patient at Adams County Memorial Hospital as well as Andy Buuck who is undergoing testing and possible surgery this week.  May the Great Physician be with them and all others in need.

We also remember in our prayers the family and friends of Herbert (Gus) Blomenberg, brother of Elfurt Blomenberg, who was called to his heavenly home on Wednesday, March 24, and was given Christian burial yesterday.  May the God of all comfort be with this family as they grieve and remind them of that great day when all will be reunited with their loved ones in heaven.

Continue to come to our midweek Lenten services.  On Maundy Thursday, services will be held at noon and 7:30 p.m. Holy Communion (common cup will be celebrated at both.  The sermon will be “Examine Yourself” On Good Friday there will be a service of readings and hymns at 1:00 p.m. and at 7:30 P.M. worship service the sermon will be “Hosea Preaches the Cross.”  Holy Communion will be celebrated at the 7:30 p.m. service.

Also make plans to attend one of our Easter services.  The Sunrise service begins at 6:30 a.m. while the Easter Festival service begins at 9:00 a.m. Holy Communion will be celebrated at the 9:00 a.m. service.

The LYF invites you to join them for Easter breakfast next Sunday morning.  Serving will begin immediately following the Easter Sunrise service.  Come and enjoy scrambled eggs, sausage links, fresh fruit, toast, sweet rolls, juice, coffee, and milk.  A free will offering will be accepted.

LYF Members: Just a reminder that set up for the Easter breakfast will be this Saturday at 9:00 a.m.  Also, don't forget to bring your one dozen sweet rolls to the Parish Hall for next Sunday.  Please plan on being at the Parish Hall by 6:00 a.m. on Easter.

Tune in to The Lutheran Hour next Sunday.  The program is broadcast at 7:35 a.m. on WOWO and at 8:05 am. 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 at 11:00 am. on WLYV (1450 AM) on Sunday.

The LWML Spring Praise Service will be held on Saturday, April 17, at 9 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church in Berne.  The service, “Let Freedom Ring.” will include the Handbell Choir from St. John's Bingen.  A continental brunch will follow the service and a freewill offering will be taken to cover expenses.  Children are welcome.

Council Members: Minutes from the March 2 Council meeting are in your slots in either entranceway of the church.  The next Council meeting is Tuesday, April 6.

Youth ushers for April will be Aaron Conrad and Matt DeKoninck.

The Sunday School children will again be bringing their offerings for the Vision 2000 campaign next Sunday.

There will be NO Sunday School or Bible Class next week because of the Easter services.

WYNEKEN NEWS

Registration forms for the 1999-2000 school year have been mailed and should be returned to the school office by Monday, March 29.  There will be a $25 late fee for registration forms returned after this date.

Since the Pre-K through Grade 2 students will be tie-dyeing tee shirts for their program, they are asked to wear old clothes on Monday, March 29.

There will be no bus service for North Adams students March 29 - April 1 since this is North Adams spring break.  Wyneken's spring break will coincide with East Allen's spring break (April 4-9).

March 31 is the deadline for redeeming “Box Tops for Education” and the Campbell'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!

Grandparents or Special Friend Day will be held on Friday, April 23.  To help make the necessary plans, the school would like to know how many plan to attend and if they intend to eat lunch with the children.  A form was sent home with the students and should be returned to the school by Thursday, April 1.

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.

Market Day pick-up date is Monday, April 12, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. in the lunchroom. Questions?  Please visit www.mar.ketday.com or contact Anne Fuhrmann.

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.

Sec Kris Blomenberg this morning if you wish to purchase some SCRIP.

SPORTING NEWS

The wrestling season ended Last weekend wit the Senior Tournament at Concordia High School. Results of that tournament are as follows: Kevin Heckman (first), Drew Heckman (fifth), Brian Moeller (fifth), and Zach Stoppenhagen (second).  As a team, Wyneken received the third place trophy.  Congratulations guys on a great season!  A special thanks to the coaches, Rich Schwantz, Pastor Dahling, Jason Werling, and Adam Sielschott.

Girl’s soccer practice (grades 5-8) will be begin on Tuesday, March 30.  There will also be practice on Wednesday, March 31.  Practice is from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

ATTENDANCE: Sunday Worship Service - 275 with 134 receiving Holy Communion; Sunday School - 57; Bible Class - 23; Monday Evening Bible Class - 11; Early bird Bible Class - 3; Midweek Lenten Service (noon) - 11; Midweek Lenten Service (evening) - 75.

OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Amount Received

Amount Needed

Home Purpose

$4,724.09

$5,010.16

Missions

NA  $348.15

Midweek Lenten

$140.01

YTD Received

YTD Needed

Home Purpose

$44,189.16 $60,121.92

Missions

NA   $4,177.80

THIS WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

TODAY

9:00 A.M.

Worship Service
10:15 A.M.

Sunday School & Bible Class                                            

MONDAY

7:00 P.M. Adult Bible Class

TUESDAY

6:00 A.M.

Early Bird Bible Class @ Bingen

9:00 A.M. Morning Glories
WEDNESDAY 7:00 P.M. Choir Practice
THURSDAY 8:20 A.M. Chapel at Wyneken

Noon

Maundy Thursday Worship Service with Holy Communion (common cup)

7:30 P.M.

Maundy Thursday Worship Service with Holy Communion (common cup)
FRIDAY

1:00 P.M.

Good Friday Service of Prayer & Meditation

7:30 P.M.

Good Friday Service of Darkness with Holy Communion (common cup)
SATURDAY

9:00 A.M.

Easter Breakfast Set Up

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

April 4 6:30 A.M. Easter Sunrise Service
7:30 A.M. LYF Easter Breakfast at the Parish Hall
9:00 A.M.

 Easter Festival Service with Holy Communion

April 6  7:00 P.M. Elders & Trustees Meetings
7:30 P.M. Board of Finance Meeting
8:00 P.M. Council Meeting
April 8  9:00 A.M. LWML Bible Class at Doris Conrad’s

If ordering flowers for the Memorial Garden to be placed in church next Sunday, please see Dawn Miller (824-9013), Michelle Knipstein (639-6666), Dian Witte (547-4389), Micki Blomenberg (724-4454), Sheila Putteet (547-4433) or Ruth Hartmann (639-3095) today.  Flowers available are Easter lilies, mums, tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths.  They range in price from $6.35 to $14.80.