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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Lent 1
March 4, 2001

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Order of Worship Page 46
Hymns  TLH  #152; #429; #304; #651; #413; #32 ©
The Readings A Good Confession
Deuteronomy 26:5-10 A confession of Godís goodness
Romans 10:8b-10 A confession of faith in Jesus as Lord
Luke 4:1-13 A  confession of truth overcomes temptation

"The Simple Steps of Salvation"
Romans 10:8b-10

1. To get right with God, you must - be convinced that Jesus is God
2. To get right with God, you must - confess that Jesus is risen from the dead
3. To get right with God, you must - call upon the name of the Lord

The Acolyte Laura Fuhrmann


Statement of Communion Practice

1 Corinthians 10:16 calls our eating and drinking of the sacramental bread and wine an actual sharing in the body and blood of Christ.  As we share this gift of the Savior, we also seek to be faithful to the confession of the Apostles' Doctrine, which Scripture says was shared by those who received the Sacrament of the Altar together.  For this reason, we  practice close communion and ask that guests desiring to commune to kindly speak with the pastor before the service.

May the Great Physician grant health and strength to all who are in need of His presence in their lives.  We especially remember Andy Buuck,  who had surgery this past Friday at University Hospital, Cinncinati. 

We extend our Christian sympathy to the family and friends of Alma Boenker, mother of Shirley Buuck, who was called to her heavenly home, this past Tuesday.  May the God of all comfort be with those who mourn his passing.

We remember our members celebrating birthdays this week -- Daniel Buuck, Alvin Witte, Delmar Heckman, Donald Buuck, Lisa Lee, Evelyn Keuneke, Jeff Bradtmueller, Shirley Witte and Christopher Puteet.   We also remember our 4th grade teacher, Ruth Armao, as  well as Addy Schuller, who teaches at our sister congregation of Bethlehem, Ossian, and also, Teri Conrad, one of our Sunday School teachers, in our prayers.  May the Lord continue to guide, direct, and bless their lives.  

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 "Facing Your Enemies."

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, "A Wrong Comparison" - Luke 18:9-14.  God desires that we compare our lives, not with that of our neighbor, or the national average, but against God's Word, especially to me, a sinner

The LYF will be having gym night at Wyneken Tonight from 6:00-8:00 p.m.  Members please attend; we need to discuss plans for working at the Soup & Sandwich Dinner and also for our upcoming Easter Breakfast.

The men's basketball team will begin their end of season tournament versus The Church of God on Monday, March 5 at 6:00 p.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).

The Lutheran Hour/LLL will be sponsoring a prayer breakfast on Saturday, March 10 at 8:00 a.m. at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 917 West Jefferson Blvd. Ft. Wayne.  Dr. Wallace Schultz will be the guest speaker for this event.  Tickets are available at a cost of $5.00 each; please contact Ted Blomenberg for tickets, if you would like to attend.

Our annual Soup & Sandwich Dinner will be held on Sunday, March 11, at Wyneken Memorial Lutheran School.    As in the past, donations are welcomed.   Most of the previously listed items for donation have been given at this time.  If you would still like to help, please consider a cash donation to offset expenses.

If you are willing to donate a salad for the dinner, please contact Teri Conrad (724-8464); for pie or cake donations, contact Sheila Putteet (547-4433).  They would like to know by Today.   Thank you for your help!

The Bereavement Committee would like to thank everyone who helped or donated items for the funeral last Sunday.  If you donated a salad or desert, your dishes are available for you to pick up in the parish hall kitchen.

The Preble Volunteer Department invites you to their 7th Annual All-You-Can-Eat Pancake & Whole Hog Sausage Brunch.  Serving will be from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, at the Preble Firemen's Park Pavilion.  A freewill donation will be accepted. Bulk sausage will also be sold.

The St. Peter-Immanuel PTL Fish and Tenderloin "All you can eat" Dinner is Sunday, March 11 at St. Peter-Immanuel Lutheran School from 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.  Tickets are: Adults-$6.00, Children 5-12-$4.00 and Children under 5-Free.  Ed Fox Catering is providing the meal, and a bake sale will be included.

St. John, Bingen Men's Club will be having their Fish and Tenderloin Dinner Sunday, March 18 from 10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at Wyneken Memorial Lutheran School.  Tickets are: Adults-$6.50, Children 6-12-$3.50.  Carryouts will be available.  Proceeds will go to the Wyneken School Expansion Funds.

ATTENDANCE:  Sunday Worship Service - 265;   Sunday School - 51; Adult Bible Class - 23;  Monday Night Class - 8; Early Bird Bible Class - 5; Ash Wednesday Noon Service - 19 with 14 receiving Holy Communion; Ash Wednesday Evening Service - 117 with 84 receiving Holy Communion

Wyneken News

Chapel offerings for March will be going to the Bethesda Lutheran Homes and Services.  Since1904, Bethesda Lutheran Homes have provided Christ-centered care and services to people with mental retardation.  You can make a difference in someone's life, whether it is donating your time or gifts, or spreading word of Bethesda's ministry.  Our Wyneken students and the residents of Bethesda appreciate your support.

The SCRIP program is in need of volunteers for just a few hours each week.  See Kris Blomenberg after the worship service today, if you wish to purchase SCRIP or if you would like to know how you can help.  Thank you to everyone who participates in this worthwhile program.

Wyneken will be having early dismissal at 12:25 p.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 day.

Market Day orders may be picked up on Monday, March 5th, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria.

The annual Science Fair/Art Exhibit will take place on Monday, March 5th, from 6:00-7:30 p.m.  Students in grades 6-8 will have science fair exhibits on display, and all Wyneken students have art exhibits for your viewing pleasure.  Please take some time to attend this event and see some of our children's talents.

Next week, beginning March 12, will be achievement testing time for grades Kindergarten-8th.  Please be sure your children have adequate rest and nutrition during that week.

Wyneken is currently collecting aluminum can tabs to help support the Ronald McDonald House in Indianapolis.  There are a few cardboard boxes in the entry ways for your use.  You can also bring the tabs to the school office.  This collection will go through the end of the school year.  Thank you for your help.

The wrestling team will be traveling to Holy Cross for a meet on Monday, March 5th at 4:00 p.m. and on Thursday, March 8th, the team will travel to Central, New Haven for a meet at 4:00 p.m.

Thank you for your prayers, love, care and financial support that gives us the opportunities to learn, teach, and especially grow in God's love and forgiveness.  Continue to remember us in your prayers that we may "Shine Like Stars" for Jesus.

                                                                        Wyneken Students & Staff


Amount Received

Amount Needed

Home Purpose

$2,902.24 $5,220.00


$221.00 $365.38
Ash Wednesday 273.36

YTD Received

YTD Needed
Home Purpose $34,908.00 $41,760.00
Missions $2,791.36 $2,923.04


TODAY 9:00 A.M.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

10:30 A.M. Sunday School & Bible Class
6-8:00 P.M. LYF Gym Night @ Wyneken
MONDAY 6:00 P.M. Men's Basketball Tourney @ Monmouth
7:00 P.M. Adult Bible Class   
TUESDAY 6:00 A.M. Early-bird Bible Class  
9:00 A.M. Morning Glories
7:00 P.M. Choir
7:00 P.M. Elders Meeting
7:30 P.M. Trustees/Board of Finance Meetings
8:00 P.M. Council Meeting

Chapel @ Wyneken

All Day Tabea Society Extra Quilting
7:30 P.M. Midweek Lenten Service
SATURDAY 9:00 A.M. Setup for Soup & Sandwich @ Wyneken 


March 11 9:00 A.M.

Worship Service 

10:30-1:00 A.M. Soup & Sandwich Dinner @ Wyneken                          
March 12 7:00 P.M. Adult Bible Class
March 13 6:00 A.M. Early-bird Bible Class  
9:00 A.M. Morning Glories
7:00 P.M. Choir
March 14 8:20 A.M.

Chapel @ Wyneken

7:30 P.M. Midweek Lenten Service

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