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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Lent 2

March 19, 2000

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Order of Worship

The Lutheran Hymnal (Provisional Revision)

The Choir

"O Sacred Head"

Hymns

TLH #15, #141; #159; #306; #309; #50

The Readings

Lent is a Time of Suffering
Genesis 28:10-17 God confronts Jacob while fleeing from the wrath of Esau
Romans 5:1-11 Christians rejoice in their sufferings for Christ
Mark 8:31-38 Jesus announces His forthcoming suffering in Jerusalem

The Sermon

"Jesus Announces His Suffering in Jerusalem"                        Mark 8:31-38
1. Deny yourself
2. Take up your cross
3. Follow Jesus

The Acolyte

Nathan Conrad

+ SOLI DEO GLORIA +

Announcements

We remember our members celebrating birthdays this week -- Marlene Conrad, Sara Des Jean, Bonnie Werling, Lydia Kalthoff, Kent Kiefer, Brian Moeller, Leonard Bultemeier, and Stan Fuhrmann. In addition, we remember in our prayers our Wyneken first grade teacher, Donna Schieferstein, and Sandy Blomenberg who teaches at St. Peter/Immanuel. 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 remember in our prayers Rich Scheumann who was a  patient at Lutheran Hospital but has since returned home.

We also remember Josh and Jennifer Scheumann as they celebrate their first anniversary tomorrow.  God's continued blessings on this couple.

As you entered church this morning, you received a copy of "Order of Holy Communion."  We will be using this order of service this morning.  Please leave this provisional in the pew as you leave the service this morning.  Our congregation is serving  as a test congregation in reviewing this material.  If you have any comments or concerns (positive or negative) about this order of service, please see Pastor Dahling or one of the Elders (Wally Bultemeier, Dave Conrad, Les Conrad, or Jim Fuhrman).

America is doing well by any material measure.  But, amid the prosperity, there are signs that people are asking, "Is this all there is?"  People feel more stressed.  They do not have enough time for their families and their quality of life is not keeping up with their improved finances.  Hear Dr. Wallace Schulz's message, "Is Your Life Filled But Not Fulfilled?"  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.  

Our midweek Lenten services continue with services at noon and 7:00 p.m. this Wednesday, March 22.  The theme for this week is "The Attitude of Cleansing."

At noon, the sermon text is based upon Exodus 20:1-17, "The Ten Commandments:  The purity God expects."  At 7 p.m. the sermon will be "Necessary righteousness comes by faith in Christ" from I Corinthians 1:22-25.

The LYF will host a spaghetti supper prior to the March 22 midweek Lenten service.  Serving will be from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall.  A free will offering will be accepted.  LYF members need to be at the Parish Hall no later than 5:00 p.m. on the 22nd.  Each member needs to bring one medium jar of spaghetti sauce.  Also each LYF member is asked to bring a pie except for the seniors who should each bring a cake.

The LYF will also be assisting residents of Lutheran Home to their worship service on Sunday, April 2.  The LYF will meet at the Parish Hall at 9:00 a.m. and then go to Lutheran Homes.  After that worship service, the LYF will head to Pizza Hut for lunch and a short meeting.

There will be a Special Voters' Meeting today  following the worship service.  Two items will be on the agenda -- the status of the roof replacement project and a discussion concerning the north chimney.  The Council recommends that the north  chimney be removed. 

The LWML Spring Quarterlies have arrived and have been placed in either entrance way of the church.  You may pick up your copy as you leave the worship service this morning.

The AAL will have their regular monthly meeting following the Special Voters' Meeting today.

Grounds clean-up day has been set for Saturday, April 1, beginning at 9 a.m.  Please bring willing hands as well as rakes, buckets, and wheelbarrows.  Thanks in advance for your help!

A NOTE FROM OUR TREASURER

Checking account balance, March 1, 2000  $163.70
Estimated expenses for March  
Wyneken payment (February payment) $5,710.39
Wyneken (March payment)  $11,310.39
Decatur Bank & Trust (loan payment) $300.00
Social Security & Medicare $280.00
Telephone  $87.29
AEP $221.17
Allen Business Machines $176.00
Heating Fuel $550.00
Postage $75.00
Salaries $4,792.36
WZBD - FM Radio  $15.00
Van Dyne Crotty  $42.00
Students  $50.00
Worker Benefits  $749.38
Total estimated expenses for March $24,358.98
Total needed to meet estimated expenses  $24,195.28

Members of Friedheim;

For the past seven months, all financial obligations have been current except for our Wyneken payment.  Each month Wyneken has been receiving what is left to spare at the end of the month.  As you know, Wyneken's payments must be current as of June 30 (the end of their fiscal year).  This date is approaching quickly.  Currently, payments are still being made on the loan taken out last year to fulfill our commitment to Wyneken.  The Church Council has voted to dedicate our Easter offering to debt reduction, paying Wyneken in full first, with any extra going into the Home Purpose fund.  We are asking for your extra donations and prayers to help us accomplish this goal.  Thank you.

Mary Gallmeyer, Financial Treasurer

The LLL/LWML Spring Rally will be held at St. John's Bingen on Sunday, April 2, beginning at 3:00 p.m.  The rally will be held in their Fellowship Hall.  All members of the congregation are invited to attend.

Did you get your pans and dishes back from the Soup & Sandwich Dinner?  If not, please check the Parish Hall kitchen to retrieve your dishes. 

THANK YOU!  The 2000 Soup & Sandwich Dinner was a big success. Even though the weather could have had an adverse impact on the outcome, we still served 417 individuals (this does not include carryout numbers).  Profit from this year's dinner was $2,964.50 with an additional $589.50 brought in from the craft & bake sale for a total of $3,394 being donated to the Parish Hall Handicap Accessibility Fund.  (This compares to 503 served in 1999 with total profits of $3,724.86 from the dinner and craft and bake sale.)  A special thanks to all who contributed to the success of this dinner whether you donated food items, gave a cash contribution, or volunteered your time.  Without the support of the entire congregation, our dinner would not have been a success.

Don & Sara Bultemeier
   
                                                                 John & Nan Nidlinger

The Morning Glories did well at the Soup & Sandwich Dinner last Sunday.  A total of $589.50 was donated to the Parish Hall Handicap Accessibility Fund.  Thanks to all who donated items, helped at the booth, or transported items.  Each contribution was very much appreciated.

Dear Members of Friedheim,

We wish to thank all of you for your cards and prayers.  A special thank you to Pastor for his visits and comforting words.  We also wish to thank the Bereavement Committee for the fine luncheon served following the funeral.

The Family of Elsie Buuck

The community is invited to attend Poe's Pancake and Sausage brunch next Sunday, March 26.  Serving will be from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Poe Fire Station.

Wyneken News

The third quarter ended on Friday, March 17, with report cards being sent home with the students on Wednesday, March 22.  Parents/teacher conferences will be held on March 23 and 24.  School will be dismissed at 10:40 a.m. both those days. North Adams students will have bus transportation both ways while East Allen students will need to find rides home.

The upper grade band schedule has changed for this week.  The band will meet on Wednesday, March 22,  and Thursday, March 23.

To avoid a $25 late fee, 2000-2001 registration forms need to be returned to school by Friday, March 24.  Questions?  Contact the school office (639-6177).

Market Day orders are due back by Friday, March 24, with pick-up date  Monday, April 10,  from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Wyneken cafeteria.  You may also order on-line at www.marketday.com or by contacting Anne Fuhrmann (547-4469) by Tuesday, March 28.  Notice that if you order cookie dough this month, the school will receive a bonus of up to $3.50 per tub (if more than 500 tubs of cookie dough are sold.)

Spring break will be held March 27  through March 31 and will follow the North Adams schedule this year.  (East Allen will have their spring break from April 3-7.  East Allen parents will have to arrange transportation to and from school that week.)

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.

Kindergarten Round-up is set for Tuesday, April 4, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Northwest Elementary School in Decatur.  If your child is attending Wyneken, please come to this registration.

Plans are continuing for an all school talent show & art festival on Tuesday, May 9.  Our Wyneken band will also be performing that night.  More information concerning this event will be going home with the students soon.

Are you interested in sending your child(ren) to Camp Lutherhaven this summer?  Registration forms and a summer camp schedule are available in the school office.

Looking for some new spring clothes or a special outfit for Easter?  Don't forget to check out those stores who are SCRIP supporters (J. C. Penney's, Kohl's, Ayres, K Mart, for example).  Maybe you plan on making your own outfit.  Don't forget that Jo Ann Fabrics is also a SCRIP supporter. See Kris Blomenberg or Becky DeKoninck after the worship service this morning if you wish to purchase some SCRIP.

Wrestling

The wrestling team completes its regular season with a home meet on Monday, March 20, beginning at 4:00 p.m.  Schools participating in this meet will be Concordia, Flatrock, St. Paul, St. Peter, and Bethlehem.  Come out and cheer for our wrestlers!

The LSAA Wrestling Tourney will be held  on Saturday, March 25, at Holy Cross.   Good luck in the tourney guys.

ATTENDANCE:  Sunday  Worship Service - 179;  Monday evening Bible Class - 7; Early-bird Bible Class - 6; Midweek Lenten Service (noon) - 15; Midweek Lenten Service (7:00 p.m.) - 76

OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Amount Received

Amount Needed

Home Purpose

$2,887.92

$5,010.37 

Missions (3/12)

$80.00  $346.15

(3/15)

$117.81

YTD Received

YTD Needed
Home Purpose

$43,384.68

$55,114.07
Missions $3,562.94  $3,807.65

THIS WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

TODAY

9:00 A.M.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

10:30 A.M. Sunday School & Bible Class
10:30 A.M. Special Voters' Meeting
10:45 A.M. AAL Meeting
MONDAY 7:00 P.M.

Adult Bible Class

TUESDAY 6:00 A.M.

Early Bird Bible Class @ Bingen

9:00 A.M.

Morning Glories

7:00 P.M.

Choir

WEDNESDAY 8:20 A.M. Chapel at Wyneken
Noon

Midweek Lenten service  

6:00 P.M.

 LYF Spaghetti Dinner

7:00 P.M. Midweek Lenten service    
THURSDAY

9:00 A.M.

LWML Bible Class @ Marlene Conrad's

FRIDAY Items for April newsletter due in church office

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

March 26

9:00 A.M.

Worship Service

10:15 A.M. Sunday School & Bible Class
10:15 A.M. Special Voters' Meeting
March 27

7:00 P.M.

Adult Bible Class

March 28

6:00 A.M.

Early Bird Bible Class @ Bingen

9:00 A.M.

Morning Glories

7:00 P.M.

Choir

March 29 Noon

Midweek Lenten Worship Service

7:00 P.M.

Midweek Lenten Worship Service

March 30

9:00 A.M.

LWML Bible Class

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