Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

We welcome you to Friedheim and pray that you find hope and comfort in God’s Word.   If you are visiting this morning, please sign one of the guest registries located at both entrances of the church.  Please worship with us again soon.

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Epiphany 2
 January 18, 2004

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Service

TLH Page 15

The Choir

“Now Praise the Lord”


#445; #273; #306; #307; #310; LW#501 ©

Theme for the Day

God’s Glory Manifested in Transforming Power

Isaiah 62:1-5

God will transform Jerusalem from desolation to delight

I Corinthians 12:3-11

The Spirit transforms from “Jesus is cursed” to  “Jesus is Lord”

John 2:1-11

Christ transforms water into wine

The Sermon

“Christ Transforms Water into Wine” – John 2:1-11

The Acolyte

Kyle Brodbeck

+ Soli Deo Gloria +

We remember our members who will celebrate birthdays this week – Cam Thieme, Hanna Walker, Shelby Kiess, Christopher Schuller, Emily Conrad, Ed Werling, Mark Witte, Carol Hitzfield, John Nidlinger, Jr., Tom Brandt, Helen Erxleben, and Craig Linnemeier.  We also remember one of our Wyneken 8th grade teachers, Marvin Drier, Sharon Franke, one of our substitute Sunday School teachers, and Linda Keuneke who teaches in the public sector.  May our loving Savior direct, bless, and guide their lives. 

We rejoice with Chris & Sara (Stewart) Rhymer on the birth of their daughter, Jordan Louise, on Tuesday, January 13.  May the Good Shepherd keep an ever-watchful eye on this most precious of His lambs.

Grayson Everett Lehman, son of Tyler and Julie (Buuck) Lehman, will be received into church membership this afternoon through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism.  Serving as godparents are Sherri Johnson and Melanie & Denny Affolder.  May the Good Shepherd keep an ever-watchful eye on this most precious of His lambs.

May the Great Physician grant health and strength to all who are in need.  We especially remember Bill Fuhrman and Hildegard Kiefer who are both patients at Adams County Memorial Hospital.

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

Tune in to the Lutheran Hour next Sunday.  The show airs on Sunday on WLW (700) out of Cincinnati at 7 a.m. and on Van Wert stations WERT (1220) and WKSD (99.7 FM) at 10:30 a.m.  The program airs on Sunday at 8:05 a.m. on WZBD (92.7 FM) and then on WFCV (1090 AM) at 3:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

The LYF will be assisting residents of Lutheran Home to their worship service today.  We will meet at the Parish Hall and leave at 9 a.m.  Donna Hileman has invited the youth to her home following the worship service at Lutheran Home for some “goodies.”  (Note:  The LYF ski trip is scheduled for February 8—Mark your calendars now!  Drivers and vans will also be needed that day.)

Stewardship’s Committee Food for Thought:  Have you ever been reckless?  Try being a “reckless giver.”  Warning:  Gods blessings can be overwhelming!  (Have you read this before?  It appeared last month.  Did you try it yet?  It ‘s more fun than you ever thought!) Consider this verse:  She extends her hand to the poor; and she stretches out her hands to the needy. “  – Proverbs 31:20

The men’s basketball team will play The Bridge at the Service Complex on Monday, January 19, at 7 p.m.

Lutheran Bible Institute (LBI) will be held at Zion Lutheran School in Decatur beginning on Tuesday, January 27.  There is an insert in today’s bulletin explaining the four classes offered this year.  If you wish to pre-register or have questions about LBI, you can talk to one of our church representatives, Tim Blomenberg or Walter Nuerge.  There will also be a short video, explaining what LBI is and does, shown following the worship service this morning. 

Have you ever tuned in to “Issues, Etc.” that airs LIVE on Sunday evenings from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. on WLYV (1450 AM) in Fort Wayne and on a tape-delay basis on Sunday evenings from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on WFCV (1090 AM) in Fort Wayne? 
It’s time to order LWML Quarterlies.  If you would like to receive this publication, please contact Marlene Conrad by Sunday, February 8.  She will be placing the order.  The cost is only $4 for the year.

Make plans on attending our Annual Voters’ Meeting next Sunday following the worship service. 

If you are interested in ordering altar flowers for the months of February through April, please contact Shirley Hormann (639-3842). 

Mark Sunday, March 14, 2004 on your calendar for our annual Soup and Sandwich Dinner.  (At next Sunday’s Annual Meeting the decision will be made as to what project these funds will be designated.)  Many thanks to the committee chairmen  who have so graciously agreed to serve in this capacity.  They will be in need of many willing hands to pull together for another successful day.  If you are contacted, please consider helping with this worthwhile cause.  Listed below are items needed by our committees.  Please let Dean/Cindy Wass (623-2209) or Denny/Angie Werling (547-4337) know if you can donate.  Also, Tami Stoppenhagen (728-9101) is once again looking for a variety of salads while Ruby Werling (548-4138) will be the contact person for donating desserts.

Turkeys – 4                                          Potatoes – 15 lbs.

Chickens – 7                                        Tomatoes – 8 quarts

Narrow cut noodles – 18 lbs.                Tomato Juice – 8 quarts

Beef Broth – 5 gallons              Hamburger – 45 lbs.

Cabbage – 2 heads                               Ketchup – 5 gallons & 2 – 32 oz.

Celery – 2 bunches                               Brown Sugar – 2 lbs.

Canned Beef – 16 lbs.                          Hot Dogs – 20 lbs.

Onions – large bag                                Coffee – 3 lbs. regular

Mustard – 2 squeeze bottles                 Coffee – 3 lbs. decaffeinated

Bar-B-Q Sauce – 2 squeeze bottles      Peach Halves – 8 quarts

Pickle Relish – 2 squeeze bottles           Pear Halves – 4 quarts

Horseradish Sauce – 2 squirt bottles     Pineapple Slices – 6 quarts

Chocolate Pudding – 1 gallon                Lettuce – 2 heads

Tapioca Pudding – 1 gallon                   Vanilla Pudding – 1 gallon

Cash towards items not donated

Carry outs will be available again this year.  Please note the following change.  To help simplify congestion, please use the south doors by the old gym when picking up your carry outs.  Parking will be available nearby.  When dining in, please enter the door at the southwest corner (the old sixth grade classroom).  Thanks in advance for working together in fellowship to make our Soup & Sandwich Dinner a success.

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 244; Sunday School – 52; Bible Class – 18; Monday Night Bible Class - 6; Early-bird Bible Class – 10.


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The door collection for Concordia Seminary was $131.00.

Wyneken News

SCRIP is available on Friday afternoons at Wyneken as well as on Sunday mornings.  Kim Weiland is our SCRIP representative.  You can see her following the worship service today. You can also E-mail scrip@wyneken.org and place your order.  Have you signed up for the Meijer Community Rewards yet?  Present the key chain card whenever you shop at Meijer and Wyneken receives a percentage of your purchase.  Since October 1, we have received $223.67 in Meijer Community Rewards.  Forms are in the school office or you can see a SCRIP rep.  Panera Bread is back on SCRIP!  Certificates are available for $10 with a 5% discount.

The Wyneken Extended Child Care program exists to help you, the parents.  If you need someone to watch your child before or after school, the child care program is there for you.  If you find yourself in any unexpected situation, let this program fill your needs.  You may not need it daily, but occasionally you might.  For example, would it be helpful if the program watched your child on the 26th when Wyneken only has a half-day of school?   Call 639-6064 (school line) or contact Tami Schultz, the director of the program, at home (547-4540) if you have any questions.  Extended care hours are 6:30 a.m. to 7:45 a.m., 8:00 a.m. – 11:40 a.m. for afternoon kindergarten families, and 2:45 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Wyneken is looking for individuals who would like to volunteer their time to complete some of those “to do” projects.  It might be hanging a blind or repairing a drawer, or some other needed task.  You know, those little projects that need done and just take time.  If you would be willing to help in this way, please contact a School Board member (Kent Kiefer, Mike Conrad, or Kent Stoppenhagen).  Thanks in advance for your help!

It’s Market Day cookie dough time!  Our goal is to sell 250 tubs of cookie dough at a cost of $9 per tub.  (This would translate into a profit for Market Day of $688 and more if we sell more than 250 tubs.  If we sell 249 tubs, we would make $438—look at the difference in just that little increase and that’s the profit on cookie dough sales only!)  Last year we just came short of selling that amount.  Let’s try to meet the goal this year!  Also the “cold cash” promotion continues.  Anyone ordering over the Internet in January is eligible for the daily drawing to receive $100.  Orders need to be returned to school by Friday, January 23, with Internet orders due by noon on Saturday, January 31.  Pick-up day is Thursday, February 5, in the old gym from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  If you cannot pick up your order on the 5th, just prepay (cash or check made payable to Market Day or prepay for Internet orders by using your VISA) and arrangements can be made.  If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Franke (623-3992). 

The PTL is sponsoring a mother/daughter bowling night at Decatur Villa Lanes Bowling Center on Sunday, January 18, beginning at 5:00 p.m. with a pizza supper.  The cost is $4 per person and is limited to the first 100 entrants.  Drinks and shoe rental will be extra.

Chapel offerings collected through February 18 will benefit the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission.  The money will be used to purchase warm clothes for the homeless.  We will also be collecting CLEAN, used coats for the homeless.  There is a collection box by the school office for you to place your donation.  Thanks for your help with this project.

Report cards will be sent home on Friday, January 23.   

Students riding East Allen busses will need to find transportation to and from school on Monday, January 19, as East Allen is closed that day.  School will dismiss at 12:25 p.m. on Monday, January 26.  Students riding North Adams busses will have transportation.  Students on East Allen busses will need to find transportation home that day.

Sporting News

Congratulations to the 5th grade boys who came away as champions on Saturday at the first annual Wyneken 5th grade tournament.  The 6th graders came in second to Zion (Decatur) in their tournament that day while the 7th grade girls finished 5th in the Bethlehem (Ossian) tournament.  Great job!

Fifth graders should return their uniforms by Monday, January 19.  Sixth graders should return their uniforms by next Monday, January 26.

The girls’ and boys’ 6th grade teams will play St. Paul on Tuesday, January 20, at St. Paul.  The girls play at 4:15 p.m. with the boys’ game starting at 5:30 p.m.  This ends the season for the 6th graders.

The boys’ varsity B team ends their season on Tuesday, January 20, with a game with Adams Central at Wyneken beginning at 4:30 p.m.  The A team plays AC at 5:30 p.m.

The girls’ 7th grade team plays Central at Wyneken on Monday, January 19, at 4:15 p.m.  The 8th grade game follows at 5:30 p.m.  The girls’ 7th grade team plays Adams Central on Tuesday, January 20, at Adams Central with a game at 4:30 p.m.  The 8th grade game will follow at 5:30 p.m.

The first round of the LSAA girls tourney begins on Saturday, January 24.  Game time and location has yet to be determined.

The LSAA has asked Wyneken to host several games in this year’s LSAA varsity basketball tournament.  On Monday, January 26, we will host two opening round games in the boys’ tournament and on Thursday, January 29, we will host the semifinals of the girls’ tournament.  Help will be needed in the concession stand, clean up, etc.  Please check your schedules and see if you would be available to help us be good hosts!

The Varsity Cheerleading Competition will be held on Sunday, January 25, at 2:30 p.m. at Zion Lutheran School in Fort Wayne.  Good luck, girls!

Wrestling practice begins on Monday, February 2, (3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.).  Remember, if you haven’t turned in a physical form, you can’t practice!



9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion


9:00 a.m.

LYF to Lutheran Home


10:15 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class


7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class


7:00 p.m.

Men’s Basketball


6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class


9:00 a.m.

Morning Glories


All Day

Tabea Society


7:00 p.m.



9:00 a.m.

LWML Bible Class @ Dorothy Heckman’s



Items for February newsletter due in church office


January 25

  9:00 a.m.

Worship Service


10:00 a.m.

Sunday School


10:00 a.m.

Annual Meeting

January 27

7:00 p.m.

Lutheran Bible Institute

January 28

9:00 a.m.

Tabea Extra Quilting

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