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 3
January 25, 2004

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Service

TLH Page 5

The Choir

“You’re Worthy of My Praise”


#127; #409; #128 ©

Theme for the Day

The Purpose of Your Life

Isaiah 61:1-6

Isaiah’s purpose in life is to bring good news

I Corinthians 12:12-21

By the Spirit, Christians are members of one body

Luke 4:14-21

Jesus finds His purpose in Isaiah’s words

The Sermon

“Jesus who releases people bound” – Luke 4:14-21

The Acolyte

Becky Blomenberg

+ Soli Deo Gloria +

We remember our members who will celebrate birthdays this week – Caleb Buuck, Dylan Lengerich, Marilyn Buuck, Marc Lichtle, Alex Weiland, Jim Crosby, Matt DeKoninck, Andrew Werling, Nan Nidlinger, and Sabrina Putteet.  We also remember one of our Wyneken 7th grade teacher, Keith Dicke, Cheryl Kiefer, Danielle Timm, and Amy DeKoninck who help with our nursery class in Sunday School, and Lisa Kiess who teaches at Adams Central.  May our loving Savior direct, bless, and guide their lives. 

May the Great Physician grant health and strength to all who are in need.  We especially remember Clarence Bultemeier who is a patient at Adams County Memorial Hospital, Bill Fuhrman, Eldora Fuelling, and Hildegard Kiefer who have all returned home following stays 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 “Opposition to the Word of God.”

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 have a short meeting following the worship service today.  One item to discuss is how many plan on going on the ski trip to Timber Ridge on the 8th.  (If anyone else in the congregation would like to join the LYF on the ski trip to take advantage of the group discount, you are welcome.  Just contact Corbin or Lisa Bultemeier or Jerry Bultemeyer.)  A second item, does the LYF want to go white water rafting this summer (possibly the third week of July or the first week of August)?  If so, they would like to now how many people are interested to help in planning.

The LYF would like to say thank you for the generous donation they received.  The funds will be put to good use and in service to our members.

Stewardship’s Committee Food for Thought:  The first generation church set an example for us when they sold their assets and surrendered the proceeds to meet the needs of other believers.  So the question is whether we will be doers of the Word instead of hearers only.  With literally millions of people starving in the world, the rewards of giving to them are saved lives as well as saved souls.  That is an awesome return on your investment!

The men’s basketball team will play Preble at the Service Complex on Monday, January 26, at 7 p.m.

Lutheran Bible Institute (LBI) will be held at Zion Lutheran School in Decatur beginning on Tuesday, January 27.  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.   

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 staying for the Annual Voters’ Meeting following the worship service this morning.  You may also pick up your 2003 Annual Report and 2004 Church Membership Directory this morning.

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 (547-4138) will be the contact person for donating desserts.

Potatoes – 15 lbs.                                 Chickens – 7               

Tomatoes – 8 quarts                             Tomato Juice – 8 quarts

Beef Broth – 5 gallons              Hamburger – 45 lbs.

Cabbage – 2 heads                               Ketchup – 5 gallons

Celery – 2 bunches                               Canned Beef – 16 lbs. 

Hot Dogs – 20 lbs.                               Onions – large bag       

Mustard – 2 squeeze bottles                 Lettuce – 2 heads                    

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

Pickle Relish – 2 squeeze bottles           Vanilla Pudding – 1 gallon

Horseradish Sauce – 2 squirt bottles     Pineapple Slices – 6 quarts

Chocolate Pudding – 1 gallon                Tapioca 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.

Council Members:  The minutes of the January 6 Council meeting are in your slots in the entranceway of the church.  The next Council meeting will be held Monday, February 2, at 8:00 p.m.  (Please note the change of date.)

The Hoagland Area Advancement Association’s Pancake & Sausage Brunch will be held today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Hoagland Pavilion.  Enjoy fresh whole hog sausage and all-u-can-eat pancakes.  Carry-outs are available.  Cost is only $5 for adults and $2 for children (ages 6-12).  Children five and under eat free!  Please come out and support this worthy cause!

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 249 with 162 receiving Holy Communion; Sunday School – 54; Bible Class – 20; Monday Night Bible Class - 6; Early-bird Bible Class – 9


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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.

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 (two-hour delays, for example, or when there is only a half-day of school).  January 26 Wyneken only has a half-day of school, if you need child care please call 639-6064 (school line) or contact Tami Schultz, the director of the program, at home (547-4540).  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!  See the insert in today’s bulletin for more information.  You can still turn in your paper order sheet this week at school (no later than Friday) or place your order over the Internet by noon on Saturday. 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). 

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.

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.

Congratulations to Caleb, Jordan, and Michael Buuck who participated in the National Geographic Bee.  Jordan finished second with Caleb placing third in the competition.  Great job, guys!

Chimes will practice on Monday, January 26, and on Friday, January 30, at 7:30 a.m.  Band will also meet on Friday for ensemble practices.  A band recital is being planned for late February or early March.  (Note:  If school is delayed for two hours, chimes will meet on the delay schedule (9:30 a.m. if there is a two-hour delay.)

Auditions for the Bellmont High School spring musical, “The Wizard of Oz,” will take place on January 27, 28, and 29 from 3:15 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Bellmont High School choir room.  (Rehearsals will start on February 9.  Permission forms are in the school office and must be signed by a parent/guardian.
There will be no East Allen afternoon bus on Thursday, February 12.  Monday, February 16, will be used as a make up day.  Mid-term for the third quarter is February 20.  Science Fair judging will also be held on February 20 with the projects being on display on February 22.

Sporting News

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

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 (Concordia plays St. John, Ft. Wayne, at 5:15 p.m. with Wyneken facing St. Peter’s Goeglein at 7 p.m.).  On Thursday, January 29, we will host the semifinals of the girls’ tournament. 

The varsity girls will be hosting a “Warriors for Christ” basketball tournament on February 7 & 8.  The 8th graders will play Trinity Indianapolis at 8 a.m. and Concordia (Ft. Wayne) at 11 a.m.  The 7th grades face Evansville Lutheran at 1 p.m. and Calvary, Indianapolis at 4 p.m.  These games will all be played on Saturday.  The place games will be held on Sunday afternoon at 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. with pool play determining time.  Come out and support our girls!  Cost is $2 for adults, $1 for children, or $5 for a two-day family pass.

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!  If anyone has some “gently used” kneepads, headgear, or wrestling shoes to donate, we will gladly accept them.

Next time you’re in the Wyneken gym, take a look at the 20 banners on the east wall.  These banners represent the 18 schools in the LSAA plus Bethlehem, Ossian, and St. Peter-Immanuel.  Each school is represented by their team colors, plus a gold-colored cross.  Mrs. Shelly Bradbury undertook this project.  We thank her for sharing her talents to complete this project.  The banners are being paid in large part due to the donation of Dr. Cam Nelson who donated all the earnings he made from completing the physical exams last August.  We also wish to thank him for making this project possible.



9:00 a.m.

Worship Service


10:00 a.m.

LYF Meeting


10:00 a.m.

Sunday School


10:00 a.m.

Annual Meeting


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


7:00 p.m.

Lutheran Bible Institute


All Day

Tabea Society


7:00 p.m.



9:00 a.m.

LWML Bible Class @ Marlene Conrad’s


February 1

  9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion


10:15 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class

February 2

7:00 p.m.

Elders Meeting


7:30 p.m.

Trustees Meeting


8:00 p.m.

Council Meeting

February 3

6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class


9:00 a.m.

Morning Glories


7:00 p.m.

Lutheran Bible Institute

February 4

8:20 a.m.

Chapel at Wyneken


  All Day

Tabea Society


7:00 p.m.


February 5

9:00 a.m.

LWML Bible Class

February 7-8


7th & 8th Grade Girls’ Basketball Tournament at Wyneken

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