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!


Lent 4
March 10, 2002

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Worship Page 5
Hymns TLH #8; #422; #550, vv. 7-8  ©
Psalm 32 TLH Page 130-131
The Readings The Good Life

Hosea 5:15-6:3

Life is in returning to God

Romans 8:1-10

Life is living in the Spirit of Christ

Matthew 20:17-28

Life is in giving one’s self to God’s service

The Sermon

“The Sin Question”
Psalm 32

1. Sin as seen by the sinner (vv. 1-7)
2. Sin as seen by the Savior (vv. 8-11)

The Acolyte

Kari Heckman


We remember our members who will celebrate birthdays this week – Amy Erxleben, Tammy Dahling, and Dirk Stoppenhagen.  We also remember Becky Klenke, our 1st/2nd grade split teacher, Kent Kiefer, one of our Sunday School teachers, and Sandy Blomenberg who teaches at St. Peter-Immanuel.  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 has returned to the Village of Heritage, 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. 

We express our Christian sympathy to the family and friends of Max Milholland, grandfather of Mike Miller, who was called to his heavenly home this past week.  May the God of all comfort be with those who mourn and remind them of that glorious day when they will be reunited with their loved one in heaven.

We welcome Angie Lichtle, wife of Marc Lichtle, to the Friedheim family.  She completed adult instruction last week.  We pray the Lord’s richest blessings upon her.

We also rejoice with Alex Overhiser (son of Lin Gorman) and Allison Miller who were united in marriage yesterday at Faith Lutheran Church in Bloomington, Indiana.  May the Lord bless this couple as they begin their lives together.

Included in this morning’s bulletin is our weekly study guide, “Time in the Word.”  This week’s theme is “Life out of Death.”

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 Fourth Petition—Give us this day our daily bread.”

There will be no Sunday School and Bible Class today.  Classes will resume on the 17th.

There will be a door collection for WLAB/Worship for Shut Ins next Sunday, March 17.

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!

The men’s basketball team continues tournament play tomorrow night at 7:00 p.m.  The championship game will follow at 8:00 p.m.

LYF Members are reminded of the work schedule for today’s Soup & Sandwich dinner.  Freshman and juniors work the 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. shift; sophomores and seniors, 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


Balance on hand, March 1, 2002






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     Pastor’s Retirement/Health Plan



     Communion Supplies, etc.









     Radio Broadcast









     Social Security, Medicare, Taxes



     Heating Oil






Total estimated expenses for March



Amount needed to meet est. expenses



If you haven’t yet picked up your 2001 Annual Report and 2002 Membership Directory, please do so this morning.  We would like these reports picked up prior to our Easter services.  Thanks!

Poe Volunteer Firefighters invite you to their pancake and sausage brunch on Sunday, March 24, at the Poe Fire Station.  Serving will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The cost is $5 for adults, $2 for children (6-12), and free for those under the age of 6.

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. 

The Men’s Club of St. John’s Bingen is sponsoring a fish and tenderloin dinner next Sunday, March 17.  Serving will be from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Wyneken.  Carryouts will be available.  The cost is $6.40 for adults and $3.50 for children (ages 6-12).  The proceeds will benefit the Wyneken expansion project.

Following is a portion of the letter we recently received from Mark Sedwick.  Grace, mercy and peace be unto all of you in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Please accept my heartfelt thanks for your prayers, and for the many cards and letters of encouragement that you sent to us after learning of Katharine’s diagnosis of leukemia.  Thanks be to God, after a month of hospitalization, Katharine has returned home a much healthier and happier child.  Many of you have offered to help, but aren’t exactly certain how you might be of assistance as our family goes through this tumultuous ordeal.  One of the ways I’ve chosen to help—not just Katharine, but all people suffering from leukemia and lymphoma—is to join Team in Training, an athletic organization sponsored by the Leukemia and lymphoma Society…I intend to run the Indianapolis 500 mini-marathon on May 4, 2002.  In order to participate, I need to raise $1200 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society by early April.  Please send your tax-deductible contribution (most preferably a check made payable to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society) to my home address:  5720 Andorra Drive, Fort Wayne, IN  46835.  It is my responsibility to collect, document and forward all contribution to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society…Thank you very much for your prayers and continued support to my family during this difficult period.  What a comfort and blessing to know that Katharine’s medical prognosis rests entirely in God’s hands.  In His Grip, Mark Sedwick.

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 – 229 with 150 receiving Holy Communion; Adult Bible Class – 26; Sunday School – 44; Monday Night Bible Class - 7; Midweek Lent - 140   

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 now through March 17 to benefit the accelerated reader program.  Sales of $30,000 or more will earn the students an ice cream sundae party. 

The 6th & 7th graders are singing at Preble at their 10:15 a.m. service today.

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

There will be no East Allen bus transportation the Thursday afternoon, March 14.  Parents, please make arrangements for your child to get home that day.

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.

Scrapbooking will meet on Sunday, March 17, in Friedheim’s church basement from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  All are welcome!

It’s Mini 4-H time!  The first meeting is Tuesday, March 19, from 2:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria.  Other meeting dates are April 2, 9, & 16.  Mini 4-H is open to all students in kindergarten through second grade.

Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on March 21 & 22 in the afternoons.  School will dismiss at 12:25 p.m. both days.  East Allen parents will need to arrange rides home that day for their children.

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.

Chapel offerings for March through April 10 will benefit the Oswald Hoffman School of Christian Outreach.  Students are asked to bring new or like-new books to school in place of their regular chapel offering.  If you prefer to send an offering, books will be purchased with the money collected.

A case of chicken pox has been reported at Wyneken.  Parents are reminded that Indiana law requires that if your child has chicken pox they are to be kept home for at least six days or until the last of the blisters dry up.

Are you interested in submitting a bid for the groundskeeping job at Wyneken?  If so, please contact a member of the School Board (Stan Stoppenhagen, Phil Franke, or Kent Kiefer).  The current groundskeeper has indicated that he will not be submitting a bid this year.

Wyneken will also be in need of an Athletic Director beginning with the 2002-2003 school year.  If interested, please contact a School Board member.


There will be two wrestling meets this week.  Monday, March 11, Wyneken hosts a meet beginning at 4:00 p.m. and then on Thursday, March 14, the team travels to Bethlehem, Ft. Wayne, for a 4:00 p.m. meet.  The squad will also participate at the LSAA wrestling open at Concordia Lutheran High School on Saturday, March 16.  The meet begins at 9 a.m.  Good luck at the tourney guys! 


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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


March 17 9:00 a.m. Worship Service
  10:30 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Class
March 20 6:30 p.m. Choir
  7:30 p.m. Midweek Lenten Service

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