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 8

February 27, 2000

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Order of Worship

Page 5


"Concerto on Hyfrydoi"


TLH #377, vv. 1-4; vv. 5-8; vv. 9-10 

The Readings

God's New Deal
Hosea 2:14-20 The new covenant is one of faithfulness
2 Corinthians 3:1-6 A new covenant of the Spirit written in our hearts
Mark 2:18-22 New forms are needed for a new covenant

The Sermon

    "Having the Confidence of Christ"                
               2 Corinthians 3:4-6

The Accolyte

Jason Miller



We remember our members celebrating birthdays this week -- Gunnar Cale, Justin Jackson, Jacob Stoppenhagen, Dan Buuck, Alvin Witte, Aaron Gaul, and Delmar Heckman. In addition, we remember in our prayers our Wyneken 3rd grade teacher, Michele Martin, and one of our public school teachers, Jan Heimann.  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 has returned home following a stay at Parkview and Elsie Buuck who is in the extended care unit at Adams County Memorial Hospital.

We extend our Christian sympathy to the friends and family of Clara Ewell (mother of Dorothy Heckman) who was called to her heavenly home on Friday, February 18, and was given Christian burial on Tuesday, February 22.  We also remember the family and friends of Shirley Knight (grandmother of Shirley Drier) who was also called to her heavenly home.  May the God of all comfort be with these families as they deal with their losses.

This week has been designated as Lutheran Schools Week with the theme "Lutheran Schools Shine Like Stars."  Today our Wyneken students will "Shine Like Stars" by sharing the gift of music with us.  During pre-service, four of our Wyneken students (Emily Fuhrman, Ashley Fuhrmann, Laura Fuhrmann, and Dawn Heckman) played the piece they performed at the ISMA contest entitled "March."  During the offering, Cheryl Kiefer will play "Panis Angelicus"  on her flute.  At the conclusion of the service, all Wyneken students will come forward and sing "From All that Dwell below the Skies" (TLH #15).  We thank them for enhancing our worship service this morning.

Skeptics say the Christian faith evolved from the human person, Jesus of Nazareth, to the divine being, Jesus the Christ.  The truth is, Christianity was planted in history when Jesus was put in the grave and began to grow when Jesus rose from the dead and His disciples proclaimed His resurrection.  Hear    Dr. Wallace Schulz's message, "Is Christianity a Myth?"  on The Lutheran Hour.  The show airs on WOWO at 7:35 a.m. 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.  

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 this Wednesday, 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.   Any remaining reports will be placed in the south entrance way after today.

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 today.  Thanks!

Hamburger - 45 lbs. Tomatoes - 6 qt. Onions - 16 medium
Canned Beef - 16 lbs. Peach Halves - 8 qt. Celery - one bunch
Beef Broth - 5 gallons Pear Halves - 4 qt. High Chairs
Turkeys - 3 (12-15 lbs.) Pineapple Slices - 6 qt. Booster Seats

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.

Want some of the old slate shingles from the church roof?  Pieces can be found in the dumpster next to church.  Feel free to take as many as you wish from the dumpster.  Since the removal of the old shingles may be completed this week, if you want any you need to do so soon.  Bundles of the new shingles arrived this week.

Please take a moment to read the information about the Midwest Chinese Ministries which is included in today's bulletin.  Let us keep this ministry in our prayers.

The men's basketball team doesn't have a game this week.  Tourney play will begin on March 6.

Youth ushers for March will be Jason Werling  and Matt Kiefer.

Altar Guild members for March are Sylvia Scheumann and Dorothy Heckman.

Next Sunday, March 5, there will be a door collection for WLAB and Worship for Shut Ins.

Dear Members of Friedheim,

Thank you so much for all the cards, prayers, care and concern shown to me during my recent hospitalization and recuperation.  I appreciated it so much.  May the Lord bless each of you.   Irene Kiess

Wyneken News

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.  After a short business meeting, Denny Howard will speak on "Developing a Child's Self-Esteem."    

Keep Wednesday, March 1, open.  The lower grades (Pre-K through 2) 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.  Parents are reminded to bring your favorite cookie, cake, or snack for the bake sale.  A free will donation will be accepted for these items.

Registration forms for the 2000-2001 school year will be mailed out on Friday, March 3.  If you know of a family who may be interested in our school or if  you do not receive your registration by March 10, contact the school office. 

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, from 6 - 8 p.m.  When picking up your Market Day order, you can check out these efforts of our Wyneken students.

Market Day pick-up date is Monday, March 6,  from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Wyneken cafeteria.

March 6 is listed as a staff in-service day.  School will dismiss at 11:45 a.m.  North Adams students will have bus transportation both ways.  East Allen students will need to find transportation home.

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.

The Preble Volunteer Fire Department invites you to their 6th annual "All You Can Eat" pancake and whole hog sausage brunch on Saturday, March 11.  Serving will be from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Preble Fireman's Park Pavilion.  A free will donation will be accepted with all proceeds going to the payment of the truck replacement loan.   (Bulk sausage will also be sold.)

ATTENDANCE:  Sunday  Worship Service - 240 with 146 receiving Holy Communion;  Sunday School - 53; Bible Class - 17; Monday evening Bible Class - 9; Early-bird Bible Class - 5


Amount Received

Amount Needed

Home Purpose

$3,920.35  $5,010.37 


NA $346.15

YTD Received

YTD Needed
Home Purpose $31,399.57


Missions NA $2,769.20



9:00 A.M.

Worship Service

10:15 A.M.

Sunday School & Bible Class

MONDAY 9:00 A.M.

Joint chapel service at Zion, Decatur

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


All Day

Tabea Society

7:00 P.M.

Choir Practice


9:00 A.M.

LWML Bible Class at Adele Blomenberg's 


March 5

9:00 A.M.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

Door collection for WLAB & Worship for Shut Ins
10:30 A.M. Sunday School & Bible Class
March 7 7:00 P.M.


7:00 P.M.

Elders/Trustees/Vision 2000 Meetings

7:30 P.M.

Board of Finance Meeting

8:00 P.M.

Council Meeting

March 8  Noon & 7:00 P.M.

Ash Wednesday services      

8:00 P.M. 

Confirmation Parents meeting 

March11 4:00 P.M.

Schuller/Foreman wedding  

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