Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church
163rd Anniversary Service
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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Transfiguration Sunday/Lutheran Hour Sunday
February 25, 2001
+ In Nomine Jesu +
|The Ringing of the Church Bell|
|P: In the Name of God the Father:||C: Praise to our Creating God!|
|P: In the Name of His Son, Jesus Christ:||C: Praise to our Redeeming God!|
|P: In the Name of God the Holy Spirit:||C: Praise to our Renewing God!|
|P: Let us join our thankful voices:||C: Amen! Amen! Praise the Lord!|
|The Opening Hymn||"Day of Jubilation" Kalthoff/Buuck|
|The Collect of the Day - Psalm 51|
Have mercy on me, O God, according to Your unfailing love;
Have mercy on us.
Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit
|C: Have mercy on us.|
O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth will declare Your praise.
|C: Grant us thy peace.|
P: The Lord be with you
|C: And also with you.|
P: Let us pray:
Praise to You, of
Lord, for Your daily goodness and mercy.
|The Choir||"Jesus on the Mountain Peak"|
The Vision of God
|Exodus 34:29-35|| Moses see God face to face on Mount Sinai and
receives the Ten Commandments
|2 Corinthians 4:3-6|| Christians see the glory of God in Jesus Christ
|Luke 9:28-36|| The disciples see the glory of God
|The Sermon Hymn||"'Tis Good, Lord, to
Be Here" TLH #135
Twin Towers" - Luke 9:28-36
Place - Mountains: Tranfiguration and Calvary - Glory and Shame.
Transfiguration - Went up with His three best
Reaction - Men did not understand both experiences.
Reason - Why go up to the mountains?
Transfiguration - To get God's approval to die.
|The Gathering of the Morning Offerings
|The Anniversary Prayer|
P: Lord God, heavenly Father, the unfailing giver of every good
gift, we beseech You to
dwell continually among us here at Zion, Friedheim,
with Your Holy Word and Sacraments; so that by grace, we poor
sinners may be turned to You and be saved eternally; through
Jesus Christ, Your Son, our
Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the
Holy Spirit, One God, now and forevermore.
|The Prayers of the People of God at
The Lord's Prayer
|The Closing Hymn||
"Years of Joy and Preservation"
|The Acolyte||Amy Erxleben
Deo Gloria +
We welcome you to the celebration service of Zion Evangelical Lutheran
Church, Friedheim, as today we celebrate the anniversary of the signing
of our congregation's charter--exactly one hundred sixty-three years to
the date. In wonder,
amazement, and awe, we remember the many blessings which our Savior has
showered down upon us these many years.
As we recall the manifold blessings which have come our way, may we continue in faith, hope, and
love to proclaim the changeless Christ to a changing world. May it please our Lord and Savior that Friedheim would always
remain what her name implies; that we would find a haven and house of
peace and a harbor of hope for hurting souls.
As we move into the new century, may we mirror the first century
church of being one in unity of doctrine, in fellowship, in sacraments,
and prayer (Acts 2:38).
Lord's blessings to one and all.
May the Great Physician grant health
and strength to all who are in need of His presence in their lives.
We especially remember Alma Boenker, mother of Shirley Buuck,
who is in extended care at Adams County Memorial Hospital.
We extend our Christian sympathy to the
family and friends of Fred Keuneke, who was called to his heavenly home,
this past Wednesday. The
funeral service will be here at Zion, Friedheim this afternoon at
3:00p.m. May the God of all comfort be with those who mourn his
We remember our members celebrating
birthdays this week -- Joey Gorman, Gary Knipstein, Benjamin Moeller,
Gunnar Cale, Justin Jackson and Jacob Stoppenhagen.
We also remember one of our 5th grade teachers, Heidi Werling, as
well as, Deborah Miller, who teaches at Concordia Elementary
School, and also, Monica Stoppenhagen, one of our Sunday School
teachers, in our prayers. May
the Lord continue to guide, direct, and bless their lives.
We welcome, Christopher
Daniel Schuller, son of Daniel and Amy
(Foreman) Schuller, as a member of Friedheim, this past Monday
through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism.
May the Good Shepherd keep an ever-watchful eye on this most
precious of His lambs.
The flowers on the altar have been
placed to the glory of God in the memory of Alfred and Elsie Buuck by
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 "A Good Confession".
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, "Going with Jesus to Jerusalem" -
Matthew 20:18-19. The
season of Lent is a time for us to "Turn our eyes toward
Jerusalem". It is also
a time to see why Jesus went to Jerusalem--and the cross--for us.
Sunday, we're observing Lutheran Hour Sunday.
This synod-wide event will support Lutheran Hour Ministries'
media outreach efforts around the world.
The goal is to reach millions of people with the Good News
--Jesus Christ died to save us from sin and death and rose from the
grave to give us new life in Him! Please
take time to consider supporting this ministry;
see the enclosed insert in today's bulletin.
Youth ushers for March are Drew Stoppenhagen and Aaron & Nathan Conrad.
wish to thank everyone for the support and kindness, you have shown me,
since the death of my granddaughter, Lara Schults.
Your prayers, your presence, your cards and expressions of
sympathy have all been appreciated.
A special thank you to Pastor Dahling for all he has done for me
this past year.
The AAL is sponsoring an Education
night Tonight at 6:30p.m. in the parish hall; (the time has been changed due to the
funeral at the church this afternoon).
The film, Bonhoeffer: Agent of Grace, will be shown on a
large screen televison. 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 have this week off. They will begin their end of the season tournament versus The Church of God on Monday, March 5 at 6:00p.m., at Monmouth Elementary.
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 begins the lenten
season this Wednesday, February
The Lutheran Hour will be sponsoring a
breakfast on Saturday, March 10
at 8:00a.m. at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 917 West Jefferson Blvd.,
Fort Wayne. Tickets are
available at a cost of $5.00 each; please contact Ted Blomenberg for
tickets, if you would like to attend.
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
|Coffee - 3 lbs. (regular)||Celery - one bunch|
- 3 lbs. (decaffeinated)
Halves - 4 qts.
|Cabbage - one head||Beef
Broth - 3 gallons
|Chickens - 7||Hamburger - 45 lbs.|
Canned Beef - 16 lbs.
|Booster Seats||Table Paper - one roll|
you are willing to donate a salad for the dinner, please contact Teri
Conrad at (724-8464); for pie or cake donations, contact Sheila Putteet at
(547-4433). They would like
to know by Sunday,
Thank you for your help!
Sunday Worship Service - 242 with 144 receiving Holy Communion;
Sunday School - 63; Adult Bible Class - 23;
Monday Night Class - 8; Early Bird Bible Class - 6.
Chapel offerings for February will be
going for "Hearts for Jesus."
The offerings will be used to help purchase primary Bible story
books for the Lutheran Churches and Schools of the small country of Ghana
in Africa. Thank you in
advance for your generosity.
The 8th grade boys will be hosting a Father/Son Basketball Game Today at the school gymnasium at 12:30p.m.
Lutheran Schools Shine Like Stars -
Loving is our theme for the celebration of
Mark your calendar, and help us
celebrate the end of Lutheran Schools Week on
Friday, March 2, at the Annual PTL Dance, at the Hoagland Hayloft.
Advanced tickets are available at school or from your church
Market Day Internet orders can be
placed until noon on February 28. Orders for
February may be picked up on Monday,
March 5, from 6:30--7:30 p.m.
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 having early dismissal
at 12:25p.m. on Monday, March 5th. Bus
transportation will be provided for North Adams students.
East Allen students will need to arrange for rides home on this
The wrestling team will be having a
home meet on Monday, February 26
at 4:00p.m., and on Thursday,
March 1, the team will be traveling to St. Peter, Goeglein for a meet
OFFERINGS LAST WEEK
THIS WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM
Sunday School & Bible
|12:30 P.M.||Father/Son Basketball @ Wyneken|
|3:00 P.M.||Funeral Service for Fred Keuneke|
|6:30 P.M.||AAL Education Night in the Parish Hall|
|MONDAY||7:00 P.M.||Adult Bible Class|
|9:00 A.M.||Morning Glories|
Ash Wednesday Chapel @ Wyneken
Wednesday Worship Service
with Holy Communion
Wednesday Worship Service
with Holy Communion
NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM
|March 4||9:00 A.M.||
Service with Holy Communion
Sunday School & Bible
|March 5||7:00 P.M.||Adult Bible Class|
|March 6||6:00 A.M.||Early-bird
|9:00 A.M.||Morning Glories|
|March 7||All Day||Tabea Society Quilting & Meeting|
Chapel @ Wyneken
|12 Noon||Midweek Lenten Service|
|7:30 P.M.||Midweek Lenten Service|
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