Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

We welcome all who worship with us. If you are visiting us this morning, please take a moment to sign one of our guest registries which are located in either entrance way of the church. Please worship with us again soon.
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Epiphany 1
January 7, 2001

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Order of Worship Page 15
The Choir  "Christ, When for Us You Were Baptized"
Hymns  TLH  #7; #63; #306; #307; #310; #128
The Readings Anointed with the Spirit
Isaiah 42:1-7 God's servant is anointed with the Spirit to bring justice
Acts 10:34-38 Jesus is anointed with Spirit to do good
Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 At His Baptism, Jesus is anointed with the Spirit as God's Son

"What Really Happened at Jesus' Baptism"
Luke 3:15-17, 21-22

1. At His Baptism, Jesus received the Holy Spirit
2. At His Baptism, Jesus heard the Father declare that He was God's Son

The Acolyte Dawn Heckman


EPIPHANY means "manifestation" or "appearance."  It is the season which highlights many of the epiphanies of God in human flesh (to the wisemen, at His Baptism, His miracles, His transfiguration.)  It is a season which also sets forth Christ as the Light of the World and mission outreach to all peoples.  As Christ manifests Himself today in the Lord's Supper, His forgiveness empowers us to Walk in His Light and witness of Him to a world sitting in darkness.  Since God's Word teaches that doctrinal unity is central to the common reception of the Lord's Supper, here at Zion-Friedheim we practice closed communion.  Guests desiring to commune are asked to speak with the Pastor before the service.

The door collection for the Concordia Theological Seminary will be next week, Sunday, January 14.  This morning we will be having a door collection for a memorial for Lara Schultz, the granddaughter of Walter Nuerge and daughter of Reverend Roger Nuerge; the memorial monies will be to Prince of Peace Lutheran Church.

We remember our members celebrating birthdays this week -- Sheila Puteet, Davon Bultemeier, Waldo Conrad, Kris Blomenberg, Lori Caston, Dennis Schuller, Alyssa Foreman, Spencer Scheumann, Jacob Lee, Michael Brandt,  David Miller & Tami Stoppenhagen.  We also remember our principal at Wyneken, Dean Wass, as well as Monica Stoppenhagen, who teaches in the public school, in our prayers.   In addition, we  remember Kris Blomenberg, one of our Sunday School teachers, in our prayers.  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 Andy Buuck  who is in Intensive Care at Lutheran Hospital.

Included in this morning's bulletin is a study guide ("Time in the Word") for this week.  Please take a few moments each day to go over this information.  The theme for the week is "God's Glory Manifested in Transforming Power".

Listen to  The Lutheran Hour.  The show airs on Sunday on WLW (700) out of  Cincinnati at 7:00 a.m. and on Van Wert stations WERT (1220) and WKSD (99.7 FM) at 10:30 a.m.  The program can also be heard on Sunday at 8:05 a.m. on WBZD (92.7 FM) and at  3:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on WFCV (1090).  

The LYF will be having Gym Night at Wyneken Tonight, from 6--8:00p.m.

It will soon be time to put together the Annual Report.  Please have your reports to the church office by Monday, January 8.  Thank you for your cooperation.

The LWML will have their quarterly meeting on Tuesday, January 9, at 7:00p.m. in the Parish Hall Basement. All ladies of the congregation are encouraged to attend.

The Tabea Society will be having extra quilting on  Wednesday, January 10.

The AAL will have their monthly meeting following the worship service next Sunday, January 14.

Attention Auditing Committee & Board of Finance:   The church audit will be  next Sunday, January 14, at 1:00p.m. in the Parish Hall basement.  If you have questions, please contact Joy Erxleben, Chairperson of the Auditing Committee.

Wyneken News

Market Day pick up date is Monday, January 8, from 6:30--7:30 p.m.

Thursday, January 11, will signal the end of the first semester of classes.  Report cards will go home with the students on Tuesday, January 16.  There will be no school on Friday, January 12. 

There will be no East Allen County busses on Monday, January 15.  Parents, please make arrangements for your child to get to and from school on that day.

Monday, February 19, will be a make-up day.  Classes will be held that day.

See Kris Blomenberg if you wish to purchase some SCRIP today.  Thank you to everyone that participates in this worthwhile program for our school.

The school spelling bee will be held on Tuesday, January 9.  The participants include 2 students from each grade in grades 5-8.  This year's participants from  Friedheim will be:  Dawn Heckman, Jacob Stoppenhagen, Sara Blomenberg, Alicia Drier, Karly Everett, and Jordan Buuck. 

The Wyneken PTL will be sponsoring a Mother/Son Night Out on Sunday, January 14.  Watch for a note from the school office with further details.


The varsity girls and boys 7th grade teams will play at St. Peter/Immanuel on Monday, January 8, at Wyneken.  The girls' game will begin at 4:30p.m. with the boys' game following at 5:45p.m.

The varsity boys (7th & 8th) will play at Adams Central on Wednesday, January 10,  at 5:00p.m. and 6:15p.m.

The 5th and 6th grade boys will be playing Emmanuel/St. Michael on Thursday, January 11, at 4:15p.m. and  5:30p.m.; these games are at Wyneken.

The 5th and 6th grade girls will be playing at Emmanuel/St. Michael on Thursday, January 11, at 4:15p.m. and 5:30p.m.

All the varsity teams will be playing at Concordia Elementary on Saturday, January 13.  The girls (8th) will play at 9:15a.m.; the boys (8th) at 10:30a.m.; the girls (7th) at 11:45a.m.; and the boys (7th) at 1:00p.m.

ATTENDANCE:  Sunday Worship Service  - 240


Amount Received

Amount Needed

Home Purpose

$17,826.00 $5,010.37 


$767.00 $346.15

YTD Received

YTD Needed
Home Purpose $267,795.56 $260,539.00
Missions $18,281.00 $18,000.00


TODAY 9:00 A.M.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

10:30 A.M. Sunday School & Bible Class
6:00 P.M. LYF Gym Night @ Wyneken
MONDAY 7:000 P.M. Adult Bible Class
TUESDAY 6:00 A.M. Early-bird Bible Class  
9:00 A.M. Morning Glories
7:00 P.M. LWML Meeting in Parish Hall Basement
7:00 P.M.

Elders Meeting

7:30 P.M. Board of Finance/Trustees Meetings
8:00 P.M. Council Meeting

Chapel @ Wyneken    

All Day Tabea Society Extra Quilting
7:00 P.M. Choir
THURSDAY 9:00 A.M. LWML Bible Class @ Johanna Buuck's
8:00 P.M. School Board Meeting @ Wyneken


January 14 9:00 A.M.

Worship Service (Door Collection for Concordia Seminary

10:15 A.M. Sunday School & Bible Class
10:15 A.M. AAL Monthly Meeting
1:00 P.M. Auditing of Financial Records
January 15 7:00 P.M. Adult Bible Class
7:00 P.M. Men's Basketball @ Monmouth
January 16 6:00 A.M. Early-bird Bible Class  
9:00 A.M. Morning Glories
January 17 All Day Tabea Society Extra Quilting
7:00 P.M. Choir
January 18 9:00 A.M. LWML Bible Class

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