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.   Please worship with us again soon.
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Epiphany 6

February 13, 2000

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Order of Worship

Page 32


"Chief of Sinners"


TLH #349, vv. 1-4; #351; #349, vv. 5-7

The Readings

God's Glory Manifested in Cleansing
2 Kings 5:1-14  Obedience to God's Word brings cleansing
I Corinthians 9:24-27 Cleansing results from the discipline of obedience 
Mark 1:40-45 Jesus is willing and able to cleanse

The Sermon

"Come Clean!"
Mark 1:40-45

The Accolyte

Valerie Jackson



We remember our members celebrating birthdays this week -- Brett Conrad, Doris Conrad, Gary Heckman, Jon Kiefer, Lisa Bultemeier, Jim Bultemeyer, Dorothy Droege, Christine Gaul, Donna Hileman, Lynn Fuhrmann, Laurina  Conrad, Randy Everett, Diane George, Ryan Linnemeier, Merilyn Stoppenhagen, Gretchen Baumann, Mitch Baumann, Harvey Caston, Pam  Everett, and Don Gehres. In addition, we remember in our prayers our Wyneken 4th grade teacher, Heidi Werling, and one of our public school teachers, Christine Bultemeier.  May the Lord continue to guide, direct, and bless their lives.

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  Clarence Bultemeier who  remains a patient at Parkview, Leonard Bultemeier  who underwent surgery at Parkview this past week and was scheduled to return home this weekend, and  Donna Hileman who has returned home following a brief hospital stay.

Congratulations to Jim and Cheryl Bultemeyer who are celebrating their 35th wedding anniversary today.  May our loving Savior continue to bless this couple.

Remembering, not romanticizing, the past is vital to your journey toward the Promised Land.  In that past, good and bad together, you can see the guidance of God toward a better future.  The best is yet to come!   Hear Dr. Dale Meyer's message, "Remembering Goshen,"  on The Lutheran Hour.  The show airs on WOWO at 7:35 a.m., at 8:05 a.m. on 92.7 FM, and at  3:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on 1090 on Sunday.  

The Monday evening Bible class will begin the book of Mark tomorrow night.  Come, be a part of this study which begins at 7:00 p.m.

Friedheim's men's basketball team has a game at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, February 14, at Monmouth.   Their opponent will be Pleasant Dale.

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!

Don't forget to pick up your Annual Report.  The Report as well as the 2000 Church Directory are in the back pew.

It's time to start planning for our annual Soup & Sandwich Dinner.  The following items are still needed.  If you can donate any of the items listed below, please contact John or Nan Nidlinger at 724-9920 or Don or Sara Bultemeier at 547-4553 by Sunday, February 27.  Thanks!

Tomatoes - 6 qt. Coffee - 1 lbs. (regular) Peach Halves - 8 qt. Homemade Noodles - 9 lbs. (narrow cut)
Onions - 16 medium Ketchup - 1 gallon Pear Halves - 4 qt. Chocolate Pudding - 1 gallon
Pickle Relish - 1 jar Ketchup - 2 squeeze bottles Pineapple Slices - 6 qt. Vanilla Pudding - 1 gallon
Celery - one bunch Mustard - 2 squeeze bottles Canned Beef - 16 lbs. Cabbage - one head
Turkeys - 3 (12-15 lbs.) Beef Broth - 5 gallons Hamburger - 45 lbs. Dish Washing Soap - 1 bottle
  High Chairs Booster Seats Cash

Salads and pies will also be needed on March 12 for the Soup and Sandwich Dinner.  The committee chairs are yet to be determined.  Please watch the bulletin for further information.  If you wish to donate a salad or pie(s), please let these committees know by Sunday, March 5.

The LYF wishes to thank all those who drove for their ski trip last Sunday.  They had a fantastic time!  A special thanks to Corbin and Lisa Bultemeier for making all the arrangements.


Checking account balance, February 1, 2000  $63.68
Estimated expenses for February  
Wyneken payment (January payment) $2,000.00
Wyneken (February payment)  $11,310.39
Decatur Bank & Trust (loan payment) $300.00
Social Security & Medicare $280.00
Telephone  $87.29
AEP $259.04
Allen Business Machines $176.00
Heating Fuel $770.00
Postage $228.38
Salaries $4,792.36
WZBD - FM Radio  $15.00
Van Dyne Crotty  $42.00
Students  $50.00
Worker Benefits  $749.38
Lutheran Witness $336.00
Total estimated expenses for February $21,395.84
Total needed to meet estimated expenses  $21,332.16

There will be an AAL meeting in the back of church following this morning's worship service.

"Baptized in Christ - Free to be His Forever!"  is the theme for this year's LWML Praise Service.  The service will be held at St. John's Flatrock on Saturday,  March 4, with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. and the service beginning at 9:00 a.m.  Brunch will follow.  Baby sitting will be available.

Emmanuel Lutheran Church (Soest) invites you to their first annual "All You Can Eat" pancake and sausage breakfast on Sunday, February 20, at their school building (lower level) on 9909 Wayne Trace.  A free will offering will be accepted.  Serving will be from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Wyneken News

If your 8th grader will be attending Bellmont next year, plan to attend Freshman Orientation night at Bellmont with your child on Monday, February 14, in the auditorium at 6:30 p.m.

Mid-term ends on Tuesday, February 15, with reports to be sent home with the students on Friday, February 18.

There will be no East Allen bus on Thursday, February 17.  Parents will need to arrange rides home for their children on that date.

Mark Friday, February 18, on your calendar.  This is the date for the PTL dance at the Hayloft.  Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with dancing from 7:30 p.m. to   10:30 p.m. featuring the band, "Breakaway."  The 7th grade class will be selling food items.  If you would like to purchase tickets for the dance, please see Joe Gorman this morning.  There will also be a silent auction.  If you or your business would like to donate an item for the silent auction, please contact Joe Gorman at 547-4385. 

Monday, February 21, will be used as a make-up day.

Lutheran Schools Week will be held the week of February 28.  There will be a joint chapel service at Zion (Decatur) at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, February 28.   Watch the parent notes for other special activities for that week.

There will be a PTL meeting on Monday, February 28, at 7:00 p.m. 

Market Day order forms are included in today's bulletin.  Order forms need to be returned to the school office by Tuesday, February 22.  The pick-up date is Monday, March 6,  from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Wyneken cafeteria.

Keep Wednesday, March 1, open.  The lower grades (Pre-K through 22) will be presenting "A Night of Veggies" at 7:00 p.m. in our Wyneken gym.  All are invited to attend this special presentation by our youngest students.

Are you starting to plan that "spring break" trip?  Did you know American Airlines, the  Hyatt, Marriott, Courtyard, Residence, and Fairfield Inns are all part of the SCRIP program?  When making those travel plans, you may wish to look over the vendors involved in our SCRIP program and think of purchasing some of their certificates.  See Kris Blomenberg or Becky DeKoninck after the worship service this morning if you wish to purchase some SCRIP.


The wrestlers will be going to Concordia High School for weigh ins after school on Wednesday, February 16.

ATTENDANCE:  Sunday  Worship Service - 198 with 126 receiving Holy Communion;  Sunday School - 48; Bible Class - 18; Early-bird Bible Class - 6


Amount Received

Amount Needed

Home Purpose




$720.00 $346.15

YTD Received

YTD Needed
Home Purpose $22,262.06 $30,062.22
Missions $1,636.00  $2,076.90



9:00 A.M.

Worship Service

10:15 A.M.

Sunday School & Bible Class

10:15 A.M.

AAL Meeting

MONDAY 6:00 P.M.

Men's basketball at Monmouth

7:00 P.M.

Adult Bible Class


Early Bird Bible Class @ Bingen

9:00 A.M.

Morning Glories

7:30 P.M.

Lutheran Bible Institute


8:20 A.M.

Chapel at Wyneken

All Day

Tabea Society Extra Quilting

7:00 P.M.

Choir Practice


9:00 A.M.

LWML Bible Class at Jo Buuck's


February 20

9:00 A.M.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

10:30 A.M. Sunday School & Bible Class
February 21 6:00 P.M.

Men's basketball at Monmouth

7:00 P.M.

Adult Bible Class

February 22 7:30 P.M.

Lutheran Bible Institute

8:20 A.M.

Chapel at Wyneken

7:00 P.M.

Choir Practice

February 25

March newsletter items due in church office

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