Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

We welcome you to Friedheim this morning!  If you are a visitor, please sign one of the guest registries located in either entranceway of the church.  Please come back and worship with us again soon!

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Epiphany
January 6, 2002

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Worship Page 5
The Choir

“In Thee is Gladness”

Hymns TLH #127; #134; #128  ©
The Readings Christ is for All People

Isaiah 60:1-6

Nations come to the light of God’s servant

Ephesians 3:2-12

The Gospel is for all—even the Gentiles

Matthew 2:1-12

The Gentile world worships the Christ

The Sermon

 “Wise Men Still Seek Him”
Matthew 2:1-12

1.      Wise men, then and now, seek after God in Jesus Christ.
2.      Wise men follow for guidance.

The Acolyte

Jonathan Buuck

+ SOLI  DEO GLORIA +

We remember our members who will celebrate birthdays this week—Sheila Putteet, Davon Bultemeier, Waldo Conrad, Kris Blomenberg, Lori Caston, Dennis Schuller, Alyssa Foreman, Spencer Scheumann, and Jacob Lee.  We also remember Yvonne Schwantz, one of our 8th grade teachers, Teri Conrad, one of our Sunday School teachers, and Judy Baumann who teaches in the public sector.  May the Lord continue to direct, bless, and guide them.

The flowers on the altar are to the glory of God and in honor of Ben & Norma Miller who are celebrating their 56th wedding anniversary today.  The flowers were placed in church, with love and admiration, by their children and grandchildren. We pray God’s richest blessings upon them.

May the Great Physician grant health and strength to all who are in need of His presence in their life.  We especially remember George Geyer and Virginia Roy, Lin Gorman’s mother, who both have returned home following hospitalizations and Marceil Stoll, Dawn Buuck’s aunt, who remains at Caylor-Nickel.

Included in this morning’s bulletin is our weekly study guide, “Time in the Word.”  This week’s theme is “The Gift of the Spirit.”

Tune in to the Lutheran Hour next Sunday.  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 airs Sunday at 8:05 a.m. on WZBD (92.7 FM) and again at 3:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on WFCV (1090 AM).

The LWML Thursday morning Bible class will meet on January 10 at the home of Marlene Conrad.  (Please note the change in location.)

Holy Communion will be celebrated on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of this month (January 13 and January 27).

The Morning Glories will resume meeting on Tuesday, January 8, at 9:00 a.m. in the Parish Hall.

The LYF plans on a gym night at Wyneken today from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (possibly longer).

The LWML will have their quarterly meeting Tuesday, January 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall.  Betty Peters will be our guest speaker giving us details from this summer’s national convention.

Members of the Decorating Committee, Phil & Sharon Franke, Corbin & Lisa Bultemeier, Randy & Trisha Hockemeyer, and Jon & Mendi Kaehr, (the two new couples have not yet been named) are asked to be at church at 3:30 p.m. this Friday, January 11, to take down and put away the Christmas decorations.

The church books will be audited this Saturday, January 12, in the Parish Hall at 9 a.m.

Reports that need to be included in the Annual Report need to be in the church office by this Friday, January 11.  Changes or additions to our membership directory should be in the church office by the 7th.

Council members are reminded that Council will meet this Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. in the church basement.

Take a moment to look over the information about Lutheran Bible Institute’s (LBI) class offerings that are included in this morning’s bulletin.  Classes begin on the 15th at 7:30 p.m.  You may pre-register with our church’s representatives, Tim Blomenberg or Walter Nuerge.

Dear Members of Zion, Friedheim,

            Thank you so much for your generous gifts at Christmas time.  We will certainly put all of them to good use.  Our family treasures the few services that we are able to share with you now that Bob has begun his vicarage.  Thank you for continuing to allow us to be a part of the Friedheim family.  You are a true blessing to each of us!  Blessings in 2002! 

Love, Bob, Ruth, Chelsae, & Tyler Armao

Dear Members of Friedheim,

            We wish to thank you for remembering us this Christmas.  We appreciate the gifts we received from the congregation.  We pray the Lord’s blessings upon each of you.

                                                            Dean & Cindy Wass

Dear Members of Friedheim,

We want to thank all of you who shared with us at Christmastime.  Your gifts were greatly appreciated.  God’s blessings to you.

                                    Peter, Anne, & Nathaniel Hess

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 250; New Year’s Eve Service - 94.

Wyneken News

SCRIP certificates will be available following today’s worship service from Kim Weiland.  If you haven’t used SCRIP, why not start with grocery certificates?  Gerber’s, Kroger, Meijer, Scott’s, and Winn Dixie are all SCRIP vendors.  If you shop these stores, why not purchase SCRIP for next week’s grocery shopping?  

Market Day internet orders were due last Saturday.  However, if you still wish to place an order, please call Sharon Franke (623-3992).  If a current customer places an order and refers a new customer who also places an order, the current customer will receive a free pound of ground beef.  Pick-up date is Thursday, January 10, in the school lunchroom from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

End of the semester is Thursday, January 10.  There is no school on Friday, January 11.  Report cards will be sent home with the students on Tuesday, January 15.

Are you interested in scrapbooking but have no clue on what is involved?  This month the scrapbooking group is offering a class in “How to …” (you fill in the blanks for all the questions you may have.).  You are invited to the home of Kris Blomenberg on Sunday, January 13.  The class will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Questions?  Contact Kris at 547-4673.

There will be no East Allen County bus transportation on Monday, January 21.  Parents, please make arrangements for your children to get to and from school that day.

Basketball

The 6th grade boys’ and girls’ teams are playing in the Flatrock tourney today.  Check with a player concerning game times.

The varsity girls (A) will play St. Paul at 4:15 p.m. Monday, January 7, at 4:15 p.m. at Wyneken followed by the boys’ game at 5:30 p.m.  Both varsity teams will also play Saturday, January 12, at Wyneken.  Their opponent will be Central with the girls’ game beginning at 9:15 a.m. followed by the boys’ game at 10:30 a.m.  The B team will also play Central at 11:45 a.m.

The varsity girls and boys (B) teams will play Bethlehem (Ossian) at Ossian at 6 p.m. (girls) and 7:15 p.m. (boys) on Monday, January 7.

The boys’ teams will play Adams Central Wednesday, January 9, at Wyneken with games at 5 p.m. (B) and 6:15 p.m. (A).

The 5th grade girls play Emmanuel-St. Michael at 4:15 p.m. at Wyneken on Thursday, January 10, with the 6th grade girls’ game beginning at 5:30 p.m.

The 5th grade girls play Zion, Decatur, at 8:00 a.m. at Zion.  The 5th grade boys’ game follows at 9:00 a.m.  The 6th grade girls play Zion at 10 a.m. with the 6th grade boys’ game following at 11:00 a.m. this Saturday, January 12. 

The 6th grade girls will also be participating in the Bethlehem (Ossian) tourney on Saturday, January 12, at 12:45 p.m.

OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Amount Received

Amount Needed

Home Purpose  - 12/30

$5,383.84

$5,220.00

                           12/31

$3,739.50

 

Missions

$783.75

$365.38

 

 

YTD Received

YTD Needed

Home Purpose

$257,158.69

$271,440.00

Missions

$19,646.04

$19,000.00

THIS WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

TODAY 9:00 a.m. Worship Service
  10:15 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class

  4 p.m. – 6 p.m. LYF gym night @ Wyneken
MONDAY 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.

Elders Meeting

  7:30 p.m. LWML Quarterly Meeting
  7:30 p.m. Board of Finance/Trustees Meetings
  8:00 p.m. Council Meeting
WEDNESDAY 8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  7:00 p.m. Choir

THURSDAY

9:00 a.m.

LWML Bible Class @ Marlene Conrad’s

  8:00 p.m. Wyneken School Board
FRIDAY   Information for Annual Report due in church office   

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

January 13 9:00 a.m. Worship Service with Holy Communion
    Door Collection – Ft. Wayne Seminary
  10:30 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class

  10:30 a.m. LYF meeting
  10:30 a.m. AAL Meeting
  2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Scrapbooking @ Friedheim
January 14 7:00 p.m. Men’s basketball @ Monmouth
  7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

January 15 6:00 a.m. Early-bird Bible Class
  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
  7:30 p.m. LBI
January 16 8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  All Day Tabea Extra Quilting
  7:00 p.m. Choir
January 17 9:00 a.m.

LWML Bible Class @ Adele Blomenberg’s

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