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. If you are communing with us, please take a moment to complete the communion registration card and place the card in the offering plate or give it to one of the Deacons.  Please come back and worship with us again soon!


Lent 3
March 3, 2002

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Worship Page 46
Hymns TLH #151, vv. 1-3; vv. 4-7; #310; #516; #517; #550, vv. 5-6  ©
The Choir “Without His Cross”
Psalm 126 TLH Page 153
The Readings Light to See

Isaiah 42:14-21

God turns darkness into light that we may see

Ephesians 5:8-14

Christians live in the light of Christ

John 9:13-17; 34-39

The vision of Christ as Messiah

The Sermon

“Free at Last”
Psalm 126

1. The reality (vv. 1-2a)
2. The reaction (vv. 2b-3)
3. The request (v. 4)
4. The reply (vv. 5-6)

The Acolyte

Sara Blomenberg


We remember our members who will celebrate birthdays this week – Delmar Heckman, Don Buuck, Lisa Lee, Evelyn Keuneke, Jeff Bradtmueller, Shirley Witte, and Chris Putteet.  We also remember Heidi Werling, our 2nd grade teacher, Sharon Franke, our Assistant Sunday School Superintendent, and Monica Stoppenhagen who teaches at Heritage Junior High 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 Velma Schuller who is a patient at Adams County Memorial Hospital, Kent Krueckeberg, father of Jessica Linnemeier, Virginia Roy, mother of Lin Gorman, who is a patient at Lutheran Hospital, Tom Dafforn, Hollie Hormann’s father, who is also at Lutheran Hospital, 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 Elsie Buuck.  Her family 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 “The Good Life.”

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 Third Petition—Thy Will Be Done.”

We will be “breaking ground” for the expansion at Wyneken this afternoon at 2 p.m. at the building site.  If you want to participate in the groundbreaking ceremony, please bring your own shovel. (Students, parents, grandparents, and congregational members are encouraged to participate.)  Refreshments will be served following the ceremony.

There will be a door collection today to benefit WLAB and Worship for Shuts Ins.

There will be no Sunday School and Bible Class next Sunday because of the Soup & Sandwich Dinner.  Classes will resume on the 17th.

Easter flower order forms are due today if you wish the Decorating Committee to place the order.  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!

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) today.  With the congregation’s support, this will be another successful dinner.

Please remember that there will also be a craft and bake sale at the Soup & Sandwich Dinner.  If you wish to donate a craft item, please have it to the Parish Hall by Friday.  Baked goods can be brought to Wyneken on Sunday morning.  Thanks!

The men’s basketball team begins tournament play tomorrow night at 8:00 p.m. vs. Pleasant Mills at Monmouth.

The LYF will have a baked potato bar prior to the March 6 midweek Lenten service.  Besides baked potatoes, hot turkey sandwiches will also be served.  A freewill offering will be accepted.  Mark your calendar and plan on attending.

The LYF will also have a gym night today beginning at 4 p.m.

LYF members are reminded to be at the Parish Hall by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday to set up for the potato bar.  Freshman and juniors are to bring fruit dishes while sophomores and seniors are to bring bar cookies.

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!

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.  Tickets may be obtained from Al Hormann for a donation of $5 or by calling 423-1369.

The Trustees have set our spring clean up date.  It will be held on Saturday, March 23, beginning at 8:30 a.m.  Bring willing hands to complete the tasks at hand. 

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, at the Firemen’s Pavilion at Preble.   Serving will begin at 6 a.m. and continue unto 1 p.m.  A free-will donation will be accepted.

Are you a Wyneken graduate who plans on attending a Synodical college?  If so, you may wish to get more information about the Germann Servanthood Scholarship sponsored by the PTL.  Contact Rich Schwantz at Wyneken for details.

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 285; Adult Bible Class – 26; Sunday School – 62; Monday Night Bible Class - 8; Midweek Lent - 73

Wyneken News

Purchase your SCRIP certificates from Kim Weiland following today’s worship service.  As you prepare for Easter, look over the participating vendors and purchase SCRIP for your holiday needs.   For your information, a SCRIP contest is being held from March 3-17 to benefit the accelerated reader program.  Sales of $30,000 or more will earn the students an ice cream sundae party. 

Lutheran School Week will be held this week.  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.)

Market Day Internet pick-up date is Thursday, March 7, in the school lunchroom from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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! (Help is still needed for selling tickets and serving food.  Call Joe or Lin Gorman at 547-4385 if you can help.) 

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.

Congratulations to Emily Conrad and Sara Blomenberg for their success at the Science Fair.  Their projects are included in the six that are being sent to the Regional Science Fair at IPFW to be judged later in March.

Deadline for redemption of Big G “box tops” is Friday, March 15.  Please send in your box tops as soon as possible.  (You can continue saving the box tops after this date and send them in.  This is an on-going program.)

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.

Yearbook order forms were sent home with the students last week.  Orders are due by Friday, March 15.  Cost is $9 per yearbook.

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.

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.


There will be two wrestling meets this week.  On Monday, March 4, Wyneken travels to St. Peter (Goeglein’s) for a meet beginning at 4:00 p.m.  On Thursday, March 7, the team travels to Emmanuel, Ft. Wayne, for a 4:00 p.m. meet. 


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TODAY 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
MONDAY 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              
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. Board of Finance/Trustees Meeting
  8:00 p.m.  Council Meeting
WEDNESDAY 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
THURSDAY 9:00 a.m.

LWML Bible Class @ Doris Conrad’s

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


TODAY 9:00 a.m. Worship Service
  10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Soup & Sandwich

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 @ Marlene Conrad’s

  7:00 p.m. Wyneken School Board

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