Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

We welcome you to Friedheim to worship with us this morning.  If you are a visitor this morning, please take a moment to sign one of our guest registries which are located in both entry ways.  If you are communing, please complete a communion registration card.  There are cards in either entrance way of the church.  The card may be given to one of the Deacons or placed in the offering plate.  Please worship with us again soon.


Epiphany 2

January 16, 2000

Order of Service 

Page 46

The Choir

"Come Let Us Sing"

The Hymns

TLH #13; #270; #445; #370; #308; #46 

The Readings

The Call of God

I Samuel 3:1-10

The Call to a vocation    

I Corinthians 6:16-20

The Call to glorify God in the body

John 1:43-51

The Call to discipleship

The Sermon

"Your Part in Church Growth" John 1:43-51
1. Follow Jesus
2. Find an "unchurched person"
3. Share Christ
4. Invite them to see Jesus

The Acolyte        

Devin Sielschott

+Soli Deo Gloria+

We remember our members celebrating birthdays this week -- Armilla Conrad, Cam Thieme, Shelby Kiess, Emily Conrad, Ed Werling, and Mark Witte. In addition, we remember in our prayers our Wyneken 8th grade teacher, Yvonne Schwantz.  May the Lord continue to guide, direct, and bless their lives.

May the Lord comfort the family and friends of Ernie Muller who was called to his heavenly home on Tuesday, January 11, and will be given Christian burial  in Colorado this week.  A local memorial service is pending.  We pray that Linda and her children, Becky, Joel, and Sarah, will feel the comforting arm of our Savior during these difficult days.  We also remember the family and friends of Lu Reichhart (father of Bill Reichhart) who was called to his heavenly home on Tuesday and was given Christian burial this past week.

May the Great Physician grant health and strength to all who are in need of His presence in their lives.  We especially remember in our prayers this morning    Sam Derrow (Misty Gehres' father).

Are you tired of all the gloom and doom on the evening news.  Dr. Wallace Schulz explains how God can bring joy, happiness, and meaning into your life and into the lives of your friends and associates.  Hear Dr. Wallace Schulz's message, "Children:  God's Special Blessings,"  on The Lutheran Hour.  The show airs on WOWO at 7:35 a.m. (8:05 a.m. on 92.7 FM) on Sunday. 

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 on WLYV (1450 AM) at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday.  Next week's  program will be "Holding Onto Heaven While Your Husband Goes Through Hell."   What do you do when your husband has a severe personal crisis?  Becomes depressed?  Has an affair?  How do you hold onto your marriage while your husband goes through hell?   Author Connie Neal shares her story of pain, courage, and success.

Friedheim's men's basketball team will play at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 17, at Monmouth.   Their opponent will be The Crossroad.

LYF MEMBERS: If you didn't make it to last Sunday's meeting, two important decisions were made.  First, the youth will host a spaghetti dinner on Sunday, January 30.   Serving will begin immediately after the worship service and continue until noon.  Each LYF member is asked to bring one medium jar of spaghetti.  In addition, the seniors should bring a 9" x 13" cake with all other members to bring one pie.  If any parents would like to help with the meal, please contact Corbin or Lisa Bultemeier as soon as possible.  The second date to mark on your calendar is Sunday, February 6.  The LYF will be going skiing that day.  Watch the newsletter and future bulletins for more information.

As you can see, work on the church roof is soon to begin as the scaffolding is being put in place.  As a result, the sidewalks will be blocked for a period of time.  Although this is an inconvenience, the result, a new roof, will be well worth it.

LWML Ladies:  Would you like to receive the LWML Quarterly this year?    The cost of the quarterlies are $4 per year.  We are asking the members who wish to receive this to cover the cost of their Quarterlies. If so, please contact Laurina Conrad, the LWML treasurer, by March 1 and give her the $4.  Thanks!

Lutheran Bible Institute will begin on February 1 with the classes starting at  7:30 p.m. and running until 9:30 p.m.  More information on these classes will be included in next Sunday's bulletin.

Today  is the date for the Annual Meeting.  Please pick up your Annual Report prior to the meeting.  It contains the October Quarterly Voters' Minutes as well as the December Election & Budget Minutes.  In addition, the audited reports are included in the report.  The meeting will begin following the conclusion of this morning's worship service.  A special thanks to those who helped assemble the report in spite of the inclement weather.

Sunday School classes will meet in the Parish Hall.  There will be no Bible Class this morning, however, due to the Annual Meeting.

Hoagland Area Advancement Association is sponsoring an "all U-can-Eat" whole hog sausage and pancake brunch on Sunday, January 23.  Serving will be from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Hoagland Pavilion.  The cost is $4.50 for adults and $2 for children (ages 6-12).  Age 5 and under eat for free.

Wyneken News

Since East Allen Schools will be closed on Monday, January 17,  for the Martin Luther King holiday, there will be no East Allen bus service.  Parents, please make arrangements for your child(ren) to get to and from school that day.

Report cards will be coming home on Tuesday, January 18.

Market Day order forms need to be returned to school by Tuesday, January  25.  Pick-up date is Monday, February 7,  from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

Would you like to receive the weekly menu or monthly newsletter by E-mail?   If so, send a brief request to rschwantz@wyneken.org or contact the school office.

Parents, just a reminder to make sure your child is dressed properly for this time of year.  The flu, as well as the chicken pox, has hit Wyneken.

SCRIP would like to say Thank You to all who participated in the SCRIP program this past Christmas season.  SCRIP gave Wyneken's PTL a check for $8,000!  Since the beginning of the school year, SCRIP has given $13,300 to PTL.  The committee was very pleased with the increased support of the program and hope it continues throughout the school year.  Remember, a portion of the profits from SCRIP goes directly towards the expansion project.  SCRIP is an easy way to benefit our children as well as the school's expansion.  Besides your regular shopping (i.e., groceries, gas, misc.), SCRIP certificates can be used to pay off your charge accounts at L. S. Ayres, Lowes, Kohl's,  and J. C. Penney's. See Kris Blomenberg or Becky DeKoninck after the worship service this morning if you wish to purchase some SCRIP.

Help is desperately needed to help run the concession stand at the home basketball games.  If you could help by working at one or more of the games, it would be very much appreciated.  There is a concession sign-up sheet on the bulletin board outside the school office or you can contact Denise Conrad at 639-6839.  Profits from the concession stand help pay tournament fees, buy new equipment, new uniforms, supplies, and other needs for our athletic program.  Please consider volunteering some time for this project.  THANKS!

Basketball News

There varsity girls (A) will play Central at 4:15 p.m. on Monday, January 17.  The varsity boys (A) will Central at 5:30 p.m.  Both games are at Wyneken.

The varsity girls (B) will play Bethlehem (Ossian) at 5:00 p.m. with the varsity boys (B) playing Bethlehem (Ossian) at 6:15 p.m.  Both games are at Wyneken.

The fifth grade boys will play Central at 4:15 p.m. with the 6th grade boys game to follow at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 20.  Again, both games are at Wyneken.

On Saturday, January 22, the varsity girls (A) will play Suburban Bethlehem at 9:15 a.m. with the varsity boys (A) playing at 10:30 a.m.  Both games are at Wyneken. 

ATTENDANCE:  Sunday  Worship Service - 317; Bible Class - 28; Sunday School - 70; Monday Night Bible Class - 8; Early-bird Bible Class - 4



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9:00 A.M.

Worship Service


10:30 A.M.

Sunday School


10:30 A.M.

Annual Meeting


7:00 P.M.

Adult Bible Class


7:00 P.M.

Men's basketball at Monmouth


6:00 A.M.

Early-bird Bible class at Bingen


9:00 A.M.

Morning Glories


8:20 A.M.

Chapel at Wyneken


All Day

Tabea Society Extra Quilting


7:00 P.M.



9:00 A.M.

LWML Bible Class at Marlene Conrad's



February newsletter items due in church office


January 23

9:00 A.M.

Worship Service


10:15 A.M.

Sunday School & Bible Class

  The Lutheran Hymnal midi files copyright 1998 Rev. Richard Jordan, used by permission