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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March 19, 2000
+ In Nomine Jesu +
Order of Worship
|The Lutheran Hymnal (Provisional Revision)|
|"O Sacred Head"|
|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|
Announces His Suffering in Jerusalem" Mark
+ SOLI DEO GLORIA +
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.
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.
also remember Josh and Jennifer Scheumann as they celebrate their first
anniversary tomorrow. God's
continued blessings on this couple.
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).
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
AAL will have their regular monthly meeting following the Special Voters'
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!
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|
|Allen Business Machines||$176.00|
|WZBD - FM Radio||$15.00|
|Van Dyne Crotty||$42.00|
|Total estimated expenses for March||$24,358.98|
|Total needed to meet estimated expenses||$24,195.28|
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.
Gallmeyer, Financial Treasurer
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.
you get your pans and dishes back from the Soup & Sandwich Dinner? If not, please check the Parish Hall kitchen to retrieve your
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.
& Sara Bultemeier
John & Nan Nidlinger
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.
Family of Elsie Buuck
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.
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
upper grade band schedule has changed for this week.
The band will meet on Wednesday,
March 22, and Thursday,
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.)
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.
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.
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
you interested in sending your child(ren) to Camp Lutherhaven this summer?
Registration forms and a summer camp schedule are available in the
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 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!
LSAA Wrestling Tourney will be held on
Saturday, March 25, at Holy Cross.
Good luck in the tourney guys.
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
THIS WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM
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|
Adult Bible Class
Early Bird Bible Class @ Bingen
|WEDNESDAY||8:20 A.M.||Chapel at Wyneken|
LYF Spaghetti Dinner
Midweek Lenten service
LWML Bible Class @ Marlene Conrad's
|FRIDAY||Items for April newsletter due in church office|
NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM
|10:15 A.M.||Sunday School & Bible Class|
|10:15 A.M.||Special Voters' Meeting|
Adult Bible Class
Early Bird Bible Class @ Bingen
Midweek Lenten Worship Service
Midweek Lenten Worship Service
LWML Bible Class
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