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.
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Epiphany 2
January 14, 2001

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Order of Worship Page 32
The Choir  "Now Praise the Lord"
Hymns  TLH  #445; #273; & LW #501
The Readings God's Glory Manifested in Transforming Power
Isaiah 62:1-5 God will transform Jerusalem from desolation to delight
1 Corinthians 12:1-11

The Spirit transforms from "Jesus is cursed" to "Jesus is Lord"  

John 2:1-11 Christ transforms water into wine

"The First Miracle - A Guide for Couples"
John 2:2-11

1. Invite Jesus into your home
2. Expect challenges in your lives 
3. When trouble comes, turn to Jesus
4. Do what Jesus says
5. Rejoice in His miracles

The Acolyte Alex Lichtle

+ SOLI DEO GLORIA +

The door collection for the Concordia Theological Seminary will be this morning after the worship service.

We remember our members celebrating birthdays this week -- Kathy Moellering, Ethan Tyler Lehman-(Happy 1st!!), Armilla Conrad, Cameron Thieme, Shelby Kiess and Emily Conrad.   We also remember our resource room teacher at Wyneken, Sarah May, as well as Lisa Lee, 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 a patient at Lutheran Hospital.

Dear Members of Friedheim:

Thank you so much for all the many get well cards and prayers.   And a special thank you to Pastor Dahling for all his many faithful visits and prayers.

                                        Hildegard Kiefer

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 "The Purpose of Your Life".

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 AAL will have their monthly meeting following the worship service Today.

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

The Tabea Society will be having extra quilting on Wednesday, January 17.

Please plan on staying for the Annual Meeting after the worship service next Sunday, January 21.

If needed, there will be a special voters meeting on Sunday, January 28, to ratify the lease at Wyneken and to discuss the expansion.

Wyneken News

The Wyneken PTL will be sponsoring a Mother/Son Night Out on Today January 14.  Bowling at Villa Lanes will be from 4-5:00p.m. followed by dinner at Pizza Hut, in Decatur at 5:15p.m.

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.

The Annual PTL Square Dance will be held on Friday, March 2.  A planning meeting will take place on Monday, January 15 at 7:00p.m. at Wyneken.  Please call Tim and Susie Ehlerding at 724-8760, if you cannot attend the meeting, but would like to help.

Thursday, January 11, signaled the end of the first semester of classes.  Report cards will go home with the students on Tuesday, January 16.

The school spelling bee was held on Tuesday, January 9.   The first place  winner was Jacob Stoppenhagen; Sara Blomenberg was the runner up.  Congratulations to both of you, and best wishes, Jacob, at the upcoming county competion.

Market Day order forms are due in the school office by Tuesday, January 23;  internet orders by noon on Wednesday, January 31.  Included in this month's form is a special pizza brochure; if Wyneken sells 300 pizzas, the school will receive additional profits in excess of $1,000.00.  This would be only 2 boxes per Wyneken family, and any extra orders would be an extra benefit. 

See Kris Blomenberg, after the worship service today if you wish to purchase SCRIP.  Recently, a check in profits of $6,000.00 was given to the PTL from the SCRIP program. Thank you to everyone that participates in this worthwhile program for our school.

Basketball

The varsity girls and boys 7th grade teams will play at Central on Monday, January 15; the girl's game will be at 4:15p.m. with the boys' game following at 5:30p.m.

The varsity girls and boys 8th grade teams will play St. Joe, Decatur on Monday, January 15,  at Wyneken; the girl's game will be at 6:00p.m. with the boy's game following at 7:15p.m.

The 5th grade girls  and the 6th grade boys will be playing at Bethlehem, Ossian on Monday, January 15; the girls will play at 5:30p.m. with the boy's game following at 6:45p.m.

The varsity girls and boys 8th grade teams will play St. John on Tuesday, January 16,  at Wyneken; the girl's game will be at 4:15p.m. with the boy's game following at 5:30p.m.

The varsity girls and boys 7th grade teams will play  Emmanuel/St. Michael on Wednesday, January 17, at Wyneken; the girl's game will be at 4:15p.m. with the boy's game following at 5:30p.m.

The 5th and 6th grade girls will be playing Central on Thursday, January 18, at 4:15p.m. and  5:30p.m.; these games are at Wyneken.

The 5th and 6th grade boys will be playing at Central on Thursday, January 18, at 4:15p.m. and 5:30p.m.

The varsity girls and boys 8th grade teams will play Suburban Bethlehem on Friday, January 19,  at Wyneken; the girl's game will be at 4:15p.m. with the boy's game following at 5:30p.m.

The 5th grade girls and 6th grade boys will be at a tournament on Saturday, January 20, at Bethlehem, Ossian.  Check with a player for game times.

ATTENDANCE:  Sunday Worship Service  - 263 with 170 receiving Holy Communion;  Adult Bible Class - 23; Sunday School - 66; Monday Night Bible Class - 6; Early Bird Bible Class - 5.

OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Amount Received

Amount Needed

Home Purpose

$5,874.19

$5,220.00

Missions

 $716.00  $365.38

YTD Received

YTD Needed
Home Purpose $5,874.19 $5,220.00
Missions  $716.00  $365.38
Memorial monies for Lara Schultz $406.00

THIS WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

TODAY 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
MONDAY 7:00 P.M. Adult Bible Class
7:00 P.M. Men's Basketball @ Monmouth
TUESDAY 6:00 A.M. Early-bird Bible Class  
9:00 A.M. Morning Glories
WEDNESDAY All Day Tabea Society Extra Quilting
8:20 A.M.

Chapel @ Wyneken    

7:00 P.M. Choir
THURSDAY 9:00 A.M. LWML Bible Class @ Dorothy Heckman's

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

January 21 9:00 A.M.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

10:30 A.M. Sunday School & Bible Class
10:30 A.M. Voters Assembly Annual Meeting
January 22 7:00 P.M. Adult Bible Class
8:00 P.M. Men's Basketball @ Monmouth
January 23 6:00 A.M. Early-bird Bible Class  
9:00 A.M. Morning Glories
7:00 P.M. Registration for Lutheran Bible Institute @ Zion, Decatur
7:30 P.M. Lutheran Bible Institute Classes Begin
January 24 8:20 A.M. Chapel @ Wyneken  
7:00 P.M. Choir
January 25 9:00 A.M. LWML Bible Class
Newsletter Articles Due in Church Office

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