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 communing, please take a moment to complete a communion registration card.  There are cards in either entranceway of the church.  The card may be placed in the offering plate or given to one of the Deacons.  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 4
February 1, 2004

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Service

TLH Page 15


#5; #261; #129; #126; #132; #283 ©

Theme for the Day       

Opposition to the Word of God

Jeremiah 1:4-10

God promises to deliver those who fear the Lord

I Corinthians 12:27-13:13

The solution to opposition is love

Luke 4:20-32              

Nazareth rejects Jesus for preaching the truth

The Sermon                 

Troy Scroggins to preach

The Acolyte

Jordan Buuck

+ Soli Deo Gloria +

We thank our fieldworker, Troy Scroggins, for delivering this morning’s sermon message.  We pray the Lord’s richest blessings be upon him as he continues his study for the ministry.

We remember our members who will celebrate birthdays this week – Karen Conrad, Lisa Kiess, Laura Knipstein, Jim Fuhrman, Allyssa Johnson, Adele Blomenberg, and Allen Buuck.  We also remember our Wyneken 6th grade teacher, Dean Wass, Trisha Hockemeyer, our Sunday School Superintendent, and Sara Rhymer who teaches in the North Adams system.  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.  We also remember in our prayers Jim Kaehr, Nancy’s husband and Jon’s dad, who underwent a kidney transplant at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis last week.

The flowers on the altar are to the glory of God and in loving memory of Karl King who would have celebrated his 80th birthday yesterday.  The flowers were placed in church by Joyce King.

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

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.

LYF members:  Those going skiing next week to Timber Ridge are to be at the Parish Hall by 5:30 a.m. and are to bring money to pay for your ski rental and lunch (suggested $25).  The LYF will cover the cost of the lift ticket.  (You can also bring a sack lunch if you want to try to save some money and not buy food at Timber Ridge.).

Stewardship’s Committee Food for Thought:  Many times we equate provision with great wealth—according to the standards of the rest of the world.  But the promises of God do not include a new car (or any car at all!), a nice home, or stylish clothes.  He promises He will meet our needs if we just trust Him.  Sometimes, however, the difference between our “needs” and our “wants” is a little murky.  Consider this verse:  My God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:19 

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.

If you didn’t pick up your 2003 Annual Report and 2004 Church Membership Directory last week, please do so this morning.

The Counting Committee is asking for your help.  When using your offering envelopes, please indicate on the outside of the envelope whether the donation is a check or cash.  If you could also list the amount, it would be appreciated.  If you don’t feel comfortable doing this, please don’t feel you must.  It would just make the committee’s job go a little faster on Sunday mornings.  Thanks for your help!

The scrapbooking group will meet next Sunday, February 8, in the church basement from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  If you enjoy this hobby or would like to learn, feel free to join in.  (Those involved in scrapbooking for 4-H might want to come and start working on your fair project!)

The Altar Guild will have their quarterly meeting on Monday, February 9, at 8 p.m.  All ladies of the congregation are invited to come to the meeting and be a part of this service organization of our church.

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

Because of the snow last week, Lutheran Bible Institute was cancelled.  You can still sign up for a course without having missed a thing!  Classes will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 2, at Zion Lutheran School in Decatur.  If you have any questions, you can contact our LBI representatives, Tim Blomenberg or Walter Nuerge.

Mark Sunday, March 14, 2004 on your calendar for our annual Soup and Sandwich Dinner.  Profits will be used to help repair the church’s foundation.  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 by Sunday, February 29.  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.  Please let these two committee chairs know by Sunday, March 7, if you can donate.

Potatoes – 15 lbs.                                 Chickens – 7               

Tomatoes – 8 quarts                             Tomato Juice – 8 quarts

Beef Broth – 5 gallons              Hamburger – 45 lbs.

Cabbage – 2 heads                               Ketchup – 4 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           Pineapple Slices – 6 quarts      

Horseradish Sauce – 2 squirt bottles     Cash towards items not donated

Carryouts 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 carryouts.  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.)

There will be no Monday night Bible class on the 2nd.  Class will resume on the 9th.

I would like to thank the members of the congregation for remembering me with get well cards and prayers.  I would especially like to thank Pastor Dahling for his many visits and prayers.  May the Lord bless each of you.

                                                Hildegard Kiefer

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 253; Sunday School – 51


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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 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!

Market Day pick-up day is Thursday, February 5, from 6:30 p.m.- 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). 

Mark your calendars and plan on attending the PTL meeting on Monday, February 9, at 6:30 p.m. 

Freshman orientation will be held at Bellmont High School on Monday, February 9, at 6:30 p.m.

Wyneken will be hosting the Adams County Spelling Bee on Wednesday, February 11, at 1 p.m.  You are welcome to attend.

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.

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

Because of the cancellations last week, Wyneken will be hosting LSAA tournament games this week.  Games are scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday evening (5:15 p.m. and 7 p.m.).  On Wednesday the championship games will be played.  The girls’ game starts at 5:15 p.m. with the boys’ championship being played at 7 p.m.

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.

Congratulations to our varsity cheerleaders who won last week’s competition at Zion in Ft. Wayne.  Fantastic job!!

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.

Notes from our sister congregation:  The Flatrock PTL Dinner/Dance will be held on Saturday, February 21, at the Hoagland Hayloft.  “Hoedown in Hoagland” will begin at 6 p.m. with dinner served from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.  The menu includes pork roast, sauerkraut, scalloped potatoes, green beans, corn, slaw, roll, and dessert.  Soft drinks and coffee will also be included.  Breakaway will provide the entertainment for the evening playing from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.  Classroom baskets will once again be auctioned this year.  Cost for the evening is $30 a couple or $15 a single.  Pre-sale tickets are encouraged and can be purchased at the school office by calling 639-0123.



9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion


10:15 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class


7:00 p.m.

Elders’ Meeting


7:30 p.m.

Trustees’ Meeting


8:00 p.m.

Council Meeting


6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class


9:00 a.m.

Morning Glories


7:00 p.m.

Lutheran Bible Institute


8:20 a.m.

Chapel @ Wyneken


All Day

Tabea Society


7:00 p.m.



9:00 a.m.

LWML Bible Class @ Lucile Stoppenhagen’s



Warriors for Christ tournament


February 8

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service



Warriors for Christ tournament

February 9

6:30 p.m.

PTL Meeting @ Wyneken


7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class


8:00 p.m.

Men’s basketball @ Monmouth


8:00 p.m.

Altar Guild

February 10

6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class


9:00 a.m.

Morning Glories


7:00 p.m.

Lutheran Bible Institute

February 11

8:20 a.m.

Chapel @ Wyneken


  All Day

Tabea Society


7:00 p.m.


February 12

8:00 a.m.

Thrivent Meeting @ Re/Max, Decatur


9:00 a.m.

LWML Bible Class

February 14


Schuller wedding

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