Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

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Lent 2
February 24, 2002

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Worship Page 5
Hymns TLH #3; #394; #550, vv. 3-4  ©
The Choir “I Caused Thy Grief”
The Readings Faith in the Promises of God

Genesis 12:8

Faith accepts Jesus’ promise of eternal life  
Romans 4:1-5, 13-17 Faith makes people righteous
John 4:25-26

Faith obeys God’s command and God’s promises

The Sermon

“How Good of God”
Psalm 105:1-11

1. Israel’s exhortation (vv. 1-6)
2.  Israel’s expectation (vv. 7-11)

Psalm 105:1-111.  O Give thanks unto the Lord; call upon his name: make known his deeds among the people.  2.  Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him: talk ye of all his wondrous works.  3.  Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the Lord.  4.  Seek the Lord, and his strength: seek his face evermore. 5.  Remember the wonderful works that he hath done; his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth; 6.  O ye seed of Abraham his servant, ye children of Jacob his chosen.  7.  He is the Lord our God: his judgments are in all the earth.  8.  He hath remembered his covenant for ever, the word which he commanded to a thousand generations.  9.  Which covenant he made with Abraham, and his oath unto Isaac; 10.  And confirmed the same unto Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant: 11.  Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance:
The Acolyte

Brittany Bergdall


We remember our members who will celebrate birthdays this week—J. J. Everett, Janice Heimann, Joey Gorman, Gary Knipstein, Ben Moeller, Gunnar Cale, Justin Jackson, Jacob Stoppenhagen, Dan Buuck, and Alvin Witte.  We also remember Mickey Martin, our 3rd grade teacher, Rich Weiland, our Sunday School Superintendent, and Dave Miller who teaches at Bellmont Middle School.  May the Lord continue to direct, bless, and guide them.

May the Great Physician grant health and strength to all who are in need of His presence in their life.  We especially remember Kent Krueckeberg, father of Jessica Linnemeier, Virginia Roy, mother of Lin Gorman, and Katharine (Katie) Sedwick, daughter of our former seminarian, Mark Sedwick, in our prayers. 

The flowers on the altar are to the glory of God and in loving memory of Fred Keuneke.  His wife, Elsie, has placed the flowers in church.

Included in this morning’s bulletin is our weekly study guide, “Time in the Word.”  This week’s theme is “Light to See.”

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).

Midweek Lenten services continue on Wednesday. The service begins at 7:30 p.m. Pastor Dahling’s sermon will be “The Second Petition—Thy Kingdom Come.”

Mark March 3 on your calendar.  We will be “breaking ground” for the expansion at Wyneken.  Activities begin at 2:00 p.m. at the building site.  Zumbrun Construction was awarded the bid.  If you want to participate in the groundbreaking ceremony, please bring your own shovel. (Students, parents, grandparents, and congregational members are encouraged to participate.) 

Easter flower order forms are included in this morning’s bulletin.  There are only two Sundays left to order (forms are due March 3.)  There are boxes in each entranceway for you to deposit these forms.

The AAL will again be serving refreshments (cookies and drinks) following the midweek Lenten services.  If you would be willing to help with this project, please contact Delmar or Joyce Heckman.  Thanks in advance for your help!

There will be an AAL meeting in the back of church following the worship service this morning.

The Soup & Sandwich Dinner will soon be here (March 10).  It is time to make some plans.  If you are willing to donate any of the following items, please contact Leonard or Christine Bultemeier (639-6332) or Dave or Teri Conrad (724-8464) by Friday, March 1.  (The committee plans on purchasing those items not yet received this weekend.)

Cabbage – one head

Chickens – 3

Canned Beef – 16 lbs.

Beef Broth – 5 gallons

Pickle Relish – 1 jar

Ketchup – 2 squeeze bottles

Celery – one bunch

Mustard – 2 squeeze bottles

Peach Halves – 5 quarts

Pear Halves – 4 quarts

Smoked Ham (bean soup) – one

Pineapple Slices – 6 quarts

Fresh Pork Shoulder – one

Table Paper – one roll

High Chairs


Booster Seats


Salads and pie donations will also be needed for March 10.  If you can donate a salad, please call Stan or Tami Stoppenhagen (728-9101).  For pie or cake donations, please call Jeff or Patty Strickler (74-7354) by Sunday, March 3.  With the congregation’s support, this will be another successful dinner.

The men’s basketball team begins tournament play on March 4.

The LYF will have a baked potato bar prior to the March 6 midweek Lenten service.  Mark your calendar and plan on attending.

The LYF will also have a gym night on March 3 beginning at 4 p.m.

COUNCIL MEMBERS:  The minutes from the February 5 Council Meeting are in your slots in the church entranceway.  The next Council meeting is Tuesday, March 5.

If you haven’t yet picked up your 2001 Annual Report and 2002 Membership Directory, please do so this morning.  Thanks!

Today is Lutheran Hour Sunday, our opportunity to help the church proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ through radio, television, and other media.  Sponsored by Lutheran Hour Ministries, in partnership with local congregations, Lutheran Hour Sunday is an important reminder of our obligation to support evangelism worldwide.  Please assist this important ministry through your prayer and generous gifts.

Plan now on attending the annual LLL Prayer Breakfast to be held at Emanuel Lutheran Church, 917 West Jefferson, in Ft. Wayne, on March 9 at 8:00 a.m.  The featured speaker will be the Rev. Barry Keurulainen, Pastoral Advisor for the International Lutheran Laymen’s League.  Rev. Timothy Sims, President of the LC-MS Indiana District, will be the master of ceremonies with Al Schumm leading the group in singing.  Tickets may be obtained from Al Hormann for a donation of $5 or by calling 423-1369.

Dear Friends, Greetings in Christ!  Since our arrival in Ft. Wayne, the members of Zion, Friedheim, have done nothing short of making us feel welcome.  Your hospitality and understanding have gone a long way in making our time together a true blessing.  The prayers, financial assistance, and assorted words of kindness will always be appreciated.  Although I am currently serving a vicarage at Lutheran Homes, Inc., I always know that my home is to be found at Zion, Friedheim.  The gracious attitude, which we have been experiencing for 2½ years, will be within our hearts forever.  Thank you for allowing us in to your midst.  In Christ,

Robert, Ruth, Chelsae, and Tyler Armao


Lost:  A camera in a black square case with some teal on the case has been misplaced.  It had been left at the Parish Hall.  If found, please contact Cheryl Bultemeyer or the church office.

The Preble Volunteer Firefighting Association, Inc., is sponsoring an all you can eat  pancake and whole hog sausage brunch on Saturday, March 9, with serving from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.  A free-will donation will be accepted.

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 256 with 142; Adult Bible Class – 26; Sunday School – 50; Monday Night Bible Class - 7; Early-bird Bible Class - 4; Midweek Lent - 103

Wyneken News

Purchase your SCRIP certificates from Kim Weiland following today’s worship service.  Starting to look for a new spring wardrobe?  Did you notice the variety of specialty stores listed on the order form?  If you shop at one of these, why not purchase some SCRIP before your shopping trip?  

For your information, a SCRIP contest will be held from March 3-17 to benefit the accelerated reader program.  Watch for more information as these dates draw nearer.

Market Day Internet orders are due by noon Saturday, March 2.  Pick-up date is Thursday, March 7, in the school lunchroom from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Science Fair projects can be viewed on today from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the school gym.

Spring registration forms will be mailed out early in March.  If you know of a family who might be considering sending their child to Wyneken, especially to our Pre-K and kindergarten programs, please have them call our school to have their names placed on our mailing list.

The PTL is sponsoring a dance on Friday, March 8, at the Hoagland Hayloft.  Food will be served beginning at 6 p.m. with dancing from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.  The band, Endgame, will provide the music (including square dance).  Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children in grades 1-8.  Those children kindergarten age and younger get in free.  Tickets are available at the door.  No pre-sale tickets are being sold.  Come out and enjoy! 

Achievement testing will take place the week of March 11.  Parents, please be sure that your child has adequate nutrition and rest especially that week so that he/she can do their best on these tests.

Lutheran School Week will be held March 4-8.  A joint chapel service will be held with other area Lutheran schools on Monday, March 4, at 9:00 a.m. at Zion in Decatur.  (March 4th is a half-day of school with dismissal at 12:25 p.m.—North Adams students will have bus transportation; East Allen students will need to find a ride home that day.)

On Friday, March 15, Wyneken will be dismissing at 12:25 p.m. for teacher in-service.  All Wyneken students will need to be picked up that day.

Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on March 21 & 22 in the afternoons.  School will dismiss at 12:25 p.m. both days.

Wyneken will follow North Adams’ spring break schedule this year—March 25-29.


There will be two wrestling meets this week.  On Monday, February 25, Wyneken will host a meet beginning at 4:00 p.m.  On Thursday, February 28, the team travels to Suburban Bethlehem for a 4:00 p.m. meet.  If you can help with the concessions on the 25th, please call Ruth Heckman (724-3186) or Judy Bultemeier (639-6438).


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

Sunday School & Bible Class           

  10:15 a.m.

AAL Meeting

MONDAY 7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

TUESDAY 6:00 a.m.  Early-bird Bible Class
  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
WEDNESDAY 8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  6:30 p.m. Choir
  7:30 p.m. Midweek Lenten Service
THURSDAY 9:00 a.m.

LWML Bible Class @ Adele Blomenberg’s


March 3 9:00 a.m. Worship Service
  10:30 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class           

  2:00 p.m. Groundbreaking @ Wyneken
  4:00 p.m. LYF Gym Night
March 4 9:00 a.m. Joint Chapel Service @ Zion, Decatur
  7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

  8:00 p.m. Men’s Basketball vs. Pleasant Mills              
March 5 6:00 a.m.  Early-bird Bible Class
  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
  7:00 p.m. Elders’ Meeting
  7:30 p.m. Board of Finance/Trustees Meeting
  8:00 p.m.  Council Meeting
March 6 All Day Tabea Society Quilting
  4:30 p.m. LYF to Parish Hall
  6:00 p.m. Potato Bar
  6:30 p.m. Choir
  7:30 p.m. Midweek Lenten Service
March 7 9:00 a.m.

LWML Bible Class @ Doris Conrad’s

March 8 6:00 p.m. Doors open for PTL dance @ Hayloft
March 9 8:00 a.m. LLL Prayer Breakfast
    Set up for Soup & Sandwich

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