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 this morning, please take a moment to complete a communion registration card and place the card in the offering plate or give it to one of the Deacons.  There are extra cards in either entrance way of the church.  Please worship with us again soon. 
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Epiphany 7

February 20, 2000

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Order of Worship

Page 46

Choir

"Jesus!  Name of Wondrous Love"

Hymns

TLH #369, vv. 1-3; #364; #356; #366; #369, vv. 4-6 

The Readings

God's Healing Mercy
Isaiah 43:18-25 Mercy in God's forgiving and forgetting    
2 Corinthians 1:18-22  Mercy of God's affirmed in Jesus
Mark 2:1-12 Mercy in Jesus' forgiveness and healing

The Sermon

     "IF ONLY GOD CAN FORGIVE"
                         Mark 2:7
                                    
1. All sins are committed against God
2. When we forgive, the spirit of God in us does it.
3. Jesus has the authority to forgive.

The Accolyte

Cheryl Kiefer

+ SOLI DEO GLORIA +

Announcements

We remember our members celebrating birthdays this week -- Rosa DeKoninck, Clayton Stoppenhagen, Tricia Bultemeyer, Kevin Buuck, Nathan Conrad, Alex Miller, Kylene Nidlinger, J. J. Everett, Jan Heimann, Joey Gorman, Gary Knipstein, and Ben Moeller. In addition, we remember in our prayers our Wyneken 3rd/4th grade split-class teacher, Ruth Armao, and one of our public school teachers, Cindy Des Jean.  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 and Barb Geyer who  had been a patient at Adams County Memorial Hospital this past week.

We also remember our church as we celebrate our 162 anniversary this Friday, February 25.   Friedheim was established in 1838.  This congregation has been blessed and we pray that God will continue to bless this ministry and the individual members.

The flowers on the altar this morning are to the glory of God and in loving memory of Alfred Buuck.   They were placed in church by his family.

Contemporary society does not teach us how to grieve.  At the edge of the Promised Land, years of hopes about to be realized, Israel was plunged into mourning by the death of Moses.  Their bittersweet time can teach us how to grieve.  Hear Dr. Dale Meyer's message, "Camping at Mt. Nebo,"  on The Lutheran Hour.  The show airs on WOWO at 7:35 a.m. on Sunday morning and  at 8:05 a.m. on 92.7 FM, and at  3:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on 1090 on Sunday.  

Pastor Dahling will be attending the rural ministry conference this Friday and Saturday, February 25 and 26.  If you need pastoral assistance during his absence, please contact the parsonage and Mrs. Dahling will contact pastor.

Friedheim's men's basketball team has a game at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, February 21, at Bellmont Middle School.  Their opponent will be Church of God.

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!

The Portals of Prayer (April - June) have arrived and are located in either entrance way of the church.

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. Pickle Relish - 1 jar
Onions - 16 medium Ketchup - 1 gallon Pear Halves - 4 qt. Chocolate Pudding - 1 gallon
Celery - one bunch Canned Beef - 16 lbs. Pineapple Slices - 6 qt. Vanilla Pudding - 1 gallon
Turkeys - 3 (12-15 lbs.) Beef Broth - 5 gallons Hamburger - 45 lbs. Dish Washing Soap - 1 bottle
  High Chairs Booster Seats Cash

Salads and desserts will also be needed on March 12 for the Soup and Sandwich Dinner.  If you wish to donate a salad, please contact Dave or Teri Conrad (724-8464).  If you wish to donate a dessert, please contact Sheila Putteet (547-4433).  Please let these committees know by Sunday, March 5.

"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.

Have you remembered your "Prayer Partner" lately?

Emmanuel Lutheran Church (Soest) invites you to their first annual "All You Can Eat" pancake and sausage breakfast today at their school building (lower level) at 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 21, in the auditorium at 6:30 p.m.   This event was rescheduled after last week's school cancellation.

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

Lutheran Schools Week will be held the week of February 28 with the theme "Lutheran Schools Shine Like Stars."  There will be a joint chapel service at Zion (Decatur) at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, February 28.   This will also be "Dress Up Day."  Tuesday will be "Hat Day;" Wednesday, "Crazy Sock Day;" Thursday, "Prayer Partner Day;" and Friday, "Shine Like a Star Day."  Also on Friday there will be a special assembly in the afternoon.  All are welcome to attend.

There will be a PTL meeting on Tuesday, February 29, at 7:00 p.m. 

Market Day order forms need to be returned to the school office by Tuesday, February 22.  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.

Science Fair projects for grades 6-8 are due on Friday, March 3.  These projects will be available for viewing on Monday evening, March 6.  When picking up your Market Day order, you can check out these efforts of our Wyneken students.

Achievement testing for grades K-8 is planned for the week of March 13.  Parents, please make sure your children are well rested so that they can do their best on these tests.

A Talent Show/Art Festival is being planned for Tuesday, May 9.  There will also be a band concert that night.  Watch the parent note and newsletter for more information as this date draws nearer.

All lost and found items are being placed on a table outside the school office.  After two weeks, any unclaimed items will be given to Goodwill. 

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.

ATTENDANCE:  Sunday  Worship Service - 280;  Sunday School - 62; Bible Class - 17; Monday evening Bible Class - 8; Early-bird Bible Class - 6

OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Amount Received

Amount Needed

Home Purpose

$5,217.16  $5,010.37 

Missions

$646.00 $346.15

YTD Received

YTD Needed
Home Purpose

$27,479.22

$35,072.59
Missions $2,282.00  $2,423.05

THIS WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

TODAY

9:00 A.M.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

10:30 A.M.

Sunday School & Bible Class

MONDAY 6:00 P.M.

Men's basketball at Monmouth

7:00 P.M.

Adult Bible Class

TUESDAY 6:00 A.M.

Early Bird Bible Class @ Bingen

9:00 A.M.

Morning Glories

7:30 P.M.

Lutheran Bible Institute

WEDNESDAY

8:20 A.M.

Chapel at Wyneken

7:00 P.M.

Choir Practice

THURSDAY

9:00 A.M.

LWML Bible Class at Lucile Stoppenhagen's

March newsletter items due in church office

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

February 27

9:00 A.M.

Worship Service

10:15 A.M. Sunday School & Bible Class
February 28 9:00 A.M.

Joint chapel service at Zion, Decatur

7:00 P.M.

Adult Bible Class

February 29 7:30 P.M.

Lutheran Bible Institute

March 1 All Day  

Tabea Society  

7:00 P.M.

Choir Practice

March 4 3:30 P.M.

Mishler wedding  

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