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 6
February 11, 2001

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Order of Worship Page 32
The Choir "Be Strong in the Lord"
Hymns  TLH  #437; #428; #47
The Readings The Change in Human Values
Jeremiah 17:5-8  Trust in man vs. Trust in God  
1 Corinthians 15:12,16-20   With or without the resurrection
Luke 5:17-26 Material vs. spiritual values

"A Tall Oak"
Jeremiah 17:8

Jeremiah describes a person who trusts in God in terms of a tree.  How?

1.  "Planted" - rooted, grounded, stable, secure
2.  "Provided for" - roots go to water for refreshment, renewal, strength
3.  "Productive" - bearing fruit

The Acolyte Henry Dahling


We remember our members celebrating birthdays this week -- Jo Buuck, Mark Conrad, Todd Lee, Adam Sielschott, Brett Conrad, Doris Conrad, Gary Heckman, Jon Kiefer, Lisa Bultemeier, Jim Bultemeyer, Dorothy Droege, Christine Hoffman, Donna Hileman, and Lynn Fuhrmann.    We also remember one of our 6th grade teachers, Rich Schwantz, as  well as Rich Weiland, our Assistant Sunday School superintendent, 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 Bertha Witte who resides at Ossian Health Care.

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 "What God Does For Us."

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).  Tune in to hear Dr. Meyer's sermon, "Watch."  Jesus often tells His disciples to "watch" for Judgment Day.  How can you do that?  How, for example, can  a poor soul afflicted with Alzheimer's watch.  Dr. Meyer will talk and that and much more.  

If you didn't pick up your Annual Report/Membership Directory yet, please do so this morning. 

The Altar Guild will meet on Monday, February 12, at 8:00 p.m. in the church basement.

There will be a special meeting of the Wyneken Association this afternoon at 1:30 p.m. at Wyneken.  The major topic to be discussed is the new lease of the school building from Bingen.  If you wish to review a copy of this lease prior to this afternoon's meeting, please see a School Board member (Jim Heckman, Stan Stoppenhagen, or Phil Franke) or John Nidlinger, Chairman of our congregation.   Please check your schedule and if at all possible attend this important meeting concerning our school.

Soon it will be Soup & Sandwich Dinner time.  It will be held on Sunday, March 11, at Wyneken Memorial Lutheran School.    As in the past, donations are welcomed.  If you can donate any of the following items, please contact Don or Sara Bultemeier at 547-4553 or Leonard or Christine Bultemeier at 639-6332 by Sunday, February 25. 

Tomatoes - 6 qts Coffee - 3 lbs. (regular)
Tomato Juice - 6 qts. Coffee - 3 lbs. (decaffeinated)  
Onions - 16 medium  Pear Halves - 4 qts.  
Pickle Relish - 1 jar  Ketchup - 2 squeeze bottles  
Celery - one bunch Mustard - 2 squeeze bottles  
Cabbage - one head  Beef Broth - 5 gallons  
Chickens - 7   Hamburger - 45 lbs.  
Smoked Ham (for bean soup) - 1  Pineapple Slices - 6 qts.
Fresh Pork Shoulder - 1 Canned Beef - 16 lbs.
High Chairs   Booster Seats
Table Paper - one roll  Cash

Salads and pie donations will also be needed for March 11.  If you are willing to donate a salad, please contact Teri Conrad (724-8464); for pie or cake donations, contact Sheila Putteet (547-4433).  They would like to know by Sunday,  March 4.     Thank you for your help!

The LYF would like to thank all those who helped with last Sunday's ski trip by driving to Timber Ridge, chaperoning the trip, or loaning a vehicle.  A great time was had by all!


Balance on hand, January 31, 2001    $17,222.82
Expected expenses for February  
Wyneken (February payment)  $11,967.20
Rochester Midlands - supplies  $84.10
Adams County Co-Op - heat  $1,000.00
Postage   $116.51
Netfronts, Inc. (zionfriedheim.org) $189.00
Social Security & Medicare  - Indiana, & County taxes  $243.21

Allen Business Machines

Church Mutual - insurance $940.00
Telephone   $75.00
AEP  $230.00
Salaries  $4,951.00
WZBD-FM Radio    $15.00
Van Dyne Crotty  $47.53
Students $40.00
Worker Benefits  $787.38
Total expected expenses for February $20,935.93
Total needed to meet expected expenses for February $3,713.11

The AAL will again be serving refreshments following our midweek Lenten services.  If you wish to donate cookies or are willing to serve refreshments, please contact Kris Blomenberg (547-4673).  Ash Wednesday is February 28.

The Circuit Forum will meet at St. Paul (Preble) at 3:00 p.m. today to discuss overtures to the Synodical Convention.  

The AAL is sponsoring an Education/Pizza night on Sunday, February 25.  The film, Bonhoeffer: Agent of Grace, will be shown.  Pizza will also be served.  You do not have to be an AAL member to attend this event.  Also there is no cost to you for this evening. 

The men's basketball team will play Pleasant Dale at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, February 12.  The game will be held at Monmouth.

Emmanuel Lutheran Church (Soest) is sponsoring an All-You-Care-To-Eat Fish/Tenderloin/Broasted Chicken Dinner catered by Ed Fox.  Serving will be from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 24.  Carry outs are available.  Proceeds will go to their Child Care Ministries.  This is an AAL matching funds activity.

Wyneken News

The next PTL meeting  will be held Monday, February 12, at 7:00 p.m.  Guest speaker will be Dr. Randy Schroeder presenting a program entitled, "Christian Leadership Parenting."  The 8th grade class will provide child care for a $1 per child fee.

Mid term ends on Tuesday, February 13.  Mid terms will go home on Friday, February 16.

There will be no East Allen County bus transportation on Thursday afternoon, February 15.  Parents, please make arrangements for rides home that day.

The PTL is sponsoring a Father/Daughter Dance on Friday, February 16, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Wyneken gym.  If you wish to help with the preparations, please contact Linda Kleine (639-3749) or Susie Ehlerding (724-8760).

Market Day orders are due on Tuesday, February 20, with Internet orders due by noon on February 28.  Orders may be picked up on Monday, March 5, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Order forms are included in this morning's bulletin.

Lutheran Schools Week will be held during the week of February 26.  The week will begin with a joint chapel service at Zion, Decatur.  This service begins at 9:00 a.m.  All are welcome to attend. 

The annual PTL square dance will be held on Friday, March 2, at the Hoagland Hayloft.  If you would like to help with the planning, you may call Tim or Susie Ehlerding at 724-8760. 

Chapel offerings for February will be going for "Hearts for Jesus."  The offerings will be used to help purchase primary Bible story books for Ghana, Africa.

See Kris Blomenberg, after the worship service today if you wish to purchase SCRIP.   Thank you to everyone that participates in this worthwhile program.

Wyneken will be collecting aluminum can tabs to help support the Ronald McDonald House in Indianapolis.  The students will be receiving cardboard boxes in which the tabs can be placed. 

Can you help with putting together a video for the promotion of our school?  If you have technical skills, please contact the school office at 639-6177.


Our wrestlers will have weigh-in at Concordia Lutheran High School on Wednesday, February 14.  They will leave at 2:25 p.m.  If you can drive, please contact Rich Schwantz or Pastor Dahling.

ATTENDANCE:  Sunday Worship Service  - 196 with 125 receiving Holy Communion;   Sunday School - 40; Adult Bible Class - 17


Amount Received

Amount Needed

Home Purpose




$798.00 $365.38

YTD Received

YTD Needed
Home Purpose $24,930.87 $26,100.00
Missions $2,036.00 $1,826.90

Note:  This amount includes $2,700 received from Lutheran Foundation for tombstone repair.


TODAY 9:00 A.M.

Worship Service

10:15 A.M. Sunday School & Bible Class
1:30 P.M. Special Wyneken Association Meeting
MONDAY 6:00 P.M. Men's basketball at Monmouth
7:00 P.M. Adult Bible Class
8:00 P.M. Altar Guild


6:00 A.M. Early-bird Bible Class  
9:00 A.M. Morning Glories 
7:30 P.M. Lutheran Bible Institute

Chapel @ Wyneken

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


February 18 9:00 A.M.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

10:30 A.M. Sunday School & Bible Class
February 19 7:00 P.M. Adult Bible Class
February 20 6:00 A.M. Early-bird Bible Class  
7:30 P.M. Lutheran Bible Institute
February 21 8:20 A.M.

Chapel @ Wyneken

7:00 P.M. Choir

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