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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Transfiguration

March 5, 2000

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Order of Worship

Page 15 (Provisional Revision)

Choir

"Jesus on the Mountain Peak"

Hymns

TLH # 39; #135; #38; #42; #218, vv. 1-5; v. 6

The Readings

The Vision Glorious
2 Kings 2:1-12 Elisha sees the glorious departure of Elijah
2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2 Spirit-possessed people see the glory of God in Jesus
Mark 9:2-9 At the Transfiguration, three disciples see the glory of God in  Jesus Christ

The Sermon

     "Worship at its Best" 
            Mark 9:2-9
1. Fellowship with the saints
2. Adoration of Christ

3. Hear the Word
4. A challenge to obey

The Accolyte

Brian Moeller

+ SOLI DEO GLORIA +

Announcements

We remember our members celebrating birthdays this week -- Don Buuck, Lisa Lee, Eveyln Keuneke, Jeff Bradtmueller, Shirley Witte, and Chris Putteet. In addition, we remember in our prayers our Wyneken 2nd grade teacher, Diane George, and one of our public school teachers, Dave Miller.  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 extend our Christian sympathy to the family and friends  of Elsie Buuck    who was called to her heavenly home on Saturday, February 26, and was given Christian burial on Wednesday, March 1.  We also remember Marvin Drier in our prayers as his grandfather was called to his heavenly home this past week; as well as the family of friends of Brad Merriman who also entered the Kingdom of Heaven this past week.  May the comforting arms of our Savior be around these families as they deal with their losses.

We welcome Ethan Tyler Lehman, son of Tyler and Julie (Buuck) Lehman to our membership through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism.  Ethan received the heavenly washing yesterday afternoon.  Serving as sponsors were Sherri Johnson and Roger Buuck.  May the Good Shepherd keep an ever-watchful eye on this most precious of His lambs.

The Deacons will be distributing the Provisional Revision of the Order of Holy Communion for use in this morning's worship service.  Please leave the supplement in the pew to be collected after the worship service.  Our congregation is one of the test congregations for the proposed hymnal to be published in 2007.  The Order of Holy Communion is very similar to our current page 15.  Some of the words have been slightly modified and some of the higher notes have been reduced to help male singing.   We will be using this supplement on communion Sundays during Lent.  The song the choir will sing this morning is from the Hymnal Supplement 98 (Hymn #818).  Comments about this revision or songs being used from the Hymnal Supplement 98 should be directed to Pastor or to one of the Elders (Wally Bultemeier, Dave Conrad, Les Conrad, or Jim Fuhrman). 

We are often tempted to dwell on how evil our society is becoming.  Lent is a time to reflect, not on other people's sins, but on our own.  Hear the loving advice Jesus has for you during this Lenten season.  Hear Dr. Wallace Schulz's message, "Confessing the Sins of Others,"  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.  

This Wednesday is Ash Wednesday.  Midweek services will be held at noon and 7:00 p.m. during the season of Lent.  The theme of this year's Lenten services is the Attitudes of Lent.  Make plans to attend this week's service where the theme, "The Attitude of Testing," will be explored.  Holy communion will be celebrated at both services (noon and 7 p.m.)  At noon, the sermon text is based upon Genesis 22:1-14, "Abraham's faith is tested in the sacrifice of Isaac."  At 7 p.m. the sermon will be "Faith is tested by life's suffering and tragedy" from Romans 8:31-39.

There will be a door collection for WLAB and Worship for Shut Ins today.

Choir will meet on Tuesday evenings starting this Tuesday since our midweek Lenten services begin this Wednesday, March 8.

Following the Ash Wednesday evening service, the parents of the 2000 confirmation class are asked to meet in the back of the church.  A few items need to be discussed concerning examination and confirmation.  This should be a short meeting.

Our annual Soup & Sandwich Dinner will take place next Sunday.  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!

Onions - 16 medium  Celery - one bunch
Chickens - 7   Pineapple Slices - 6 qts.
Peach halves - 8 qts.  Beef Broth - 5 gallons
Pear Halves - 4 qts.     Booster Seats
High Chairs 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 today.

LYF Members:  Just a reminder that our monthly meeting will be held today from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Wyneken.   Also, the youth will be serving drinks at the Soup & Sandwich next Sunday, March 12.  The sophomores and seniors will work the first shift (10:30 a.m. to  11:45 a.m.) and the freshmen and juniors will work the second shift (11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.).

Baked goods and craft items are needed for the Soup & Sandwich Dinner next Sunday, March 12.  Craft items may be brought to the Parish Hall by Saturday morning.  Baked goods may be brought to the church basement prior to church next Sunday or brought to Wyneken.  Just a reminder that all profits from this year's dinner will go towards making the Parish Hall handicap accessible.

Council Members:  The minutes from the February 7 Council Meeting are in your slots in the entrance way of the church.  You may pick them up as you leave the worship service this morning.  The next Coucil Meeting will be Tuesday, March 8.

The Tabea Society will have their regular monthly business meeting this Wedensday, March 8, with extra quilting on Wednesday, March 15.

The men's basketball team begins tourney play tomorrow.  They will be playing Pleasant Dale at Monmouth at 7:00 p.m.  Good luck, guys!

The Bereavement Committee would like to thank all those who donated pies, cakes, drinks, and any other help for the dinner following Mrs. Buuck's funeral.  Your assistance was very much appreciated.  You may pick up your pan or dish from the Parish Hall kitchen at your convenience.

The Bereavement Committee would like to thank all those who donated pies, cakes, drinks, and any other help for the dinner following Mrs. Buuck's funeral.  Your assistance was very much appreciated.  You may pick up your pan or dish from the Parish Hall kitchen at your convenience.

Just wanted to remind all members that before taking chairs, tables, roasters, coffee pots, or other items from the Parish Hall or church to please check with the Parish Hall custodian.  Thanks in advance for your cooperation.

To All My Friedheim Friends,

Thank you so much for all the prayers, cards, phone calls, and visits after my surgery and now recovery.  To Pastor Dahling, thank you for all the visits and prayers in bad weather.  God bless all of you.       --            Donna Hileman

Dear Members of Friedheim,

I just wanted to let all of you know how much I appreciated the cards, visits, prayers, and Christian concern shown to me during my hospital stay.  A special thank you to Pastor Dahling for his daily visits and prayers.  May the Lord bless each of you.        --      Clarence Bultemeier

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.)

Wyneken News

Registration forms for the 2000-2001 school year were 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 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 11:40 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.

The third quarter ends on Friday, March 17, with report cards being sent home with the students the following week.  Parents/teacher conferences will be held on March 23 and 24.  School will be dismissed at 10:40 a.m. both those days.  Watch for conference time slips to be sent home soon.

Spring break will be held March 27  through March 31.

March 31 is the deadline to redeem cereal and snack box top coupons from General Mills products.  Please continue to send in these coupons after that time.  They will be saved and redeemed next school year.

Yearbook order forms were sent home with your child last week.  Please return this envelope if you wish to order a book as soon as possible.

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 Becky DeKoninck after the worship service this morning if you wish to purchase some SCRIP.

Wrestling

The wrestling team has two meets this week.  On Monday, March 6, they will participate in a six-way meet with Emmanuel-St. Michael, Flatrock, Bethlehem, St. Paul, and Holy Cross at Holy Cross beginning at 4:00 p.m.

On Thursday, March 9, the team will participate in a four-way meet with Concordia, Holy Cross, and Central.  This meet will begin at 4:00 p.m. at Central.

ATTENDANCE:  Sunday  Worship Service -288;  Sunday School - 68; Bible Class - 20; Monday evening Bible Class - 10; Early-bird Bible Class - 6

OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Amount Received

Amount Needed

Home Purpose

$3,373.69 $5,010.37 

Missions (2/20) 

$155.00   $346.15

(2/27)

$175.00 $346.15

YTD Received

YTD Needed
Home Purpose

$34,773.26 

$45,093.33
Missions $2,672.00    $3,115.35

THIS WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

TODAY

9:00 A.M.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

Door collection for WLAB and Worship for Shut Ins

10:30 A.M.

Sunday School & Bible Class

MONDAY 7:00 P.M.

Adult Bible Class

7:00 P.M.

Men's basketball at Monmouth 

8:00 P.M.

Elders Meeting

TUESDAY 6:00 A.M.

Early Bird Bible Class @ Bingen

9:00 A.M.

Morning Glories

7:00 P.M.

Choir

7:00 P.M.

Trustees/Vision 2000 Meetings

7:30 P.M.

Board of Finance Meeting

8:00 P.M.

Council Meeting

WEDNESDAY All Day

Tabea Society            

8:20 A.M. Chapel at Wyneken
Noon

Ash Wednesday service with Holy Communion

7:00 P.M. Ash Wednesday service with Holy Communion
8:00 P.M. 

Confirmation Parents meeting 

THURSDAY

9:00 A.M.

LWML Bible Class at Dorothy Heckman's

8:00 P.M. Wyneken School Board
SATURDAY Set up for Soup and Sandwich
4:00 P.M.

Schuller/Foreman wedding  

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

March 12

9:00 A.M.

Worship Service

10:15 A.M. Sunday School & Bible Class
March 13 7:00 P.M.

Adult Bible Class

March 14 6:00 A.M.

Early Bird Bible Class @ Bingen

9:00 A.M.

Morning Glories

7:00 P.M.

Choir

March 15 All Day

Tabea Society

Noon & 7:00 P.M.

Midweek Lenten Worship Service

March 16

9:00 A.M.

LWML Bible Class

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