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 5
February 8, 2004

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Service

TLH Page 32

The Choir

“Today We All are Called to be Disciples”


#292, vv. 1-4; #292, vv. 5-9; #294 ©

Theme for the Day

The Call to Discipleship

Isaiah 6:1-8

God calls Isaiah to be a prophet

I Corinthians 14:12b-20

Paul urges that the Spirit’s gift should edify

Luke 5:1-11

Jesus calls Peter to be a disciple

The Sermon

Keith Reeder to preach

The Acolyte

Jordan Buuck

+ Soli Deo Gloria +

We thank our fieldworker, Keith Reeder, 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 – Wava Lichtle, Chris Lichtle, Tyler Stoppenhagen, Jo Buuck (her 90th!), Mark Conrad, Todd Lee, Adam Sielschott, Brett Conrad, Doris Conrad, and Rudy Eidam.  We also remember our Wyneken 5th grade teacher, Rich Schwantz, Dawn Miller, our Assistant Sunday School Superintendent, and Monica Stoppenhagen who teaches at Heritage Junior High.  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 Larry Fraiser, Trisha Hockemeyer’s stepfather who is a patient at Lutheran Hospital, and Jim Kaehr, Nancy’s husband and Jon’s dad, who is recovering at home following his kidney transplant.

We rejoice with Corbin & Lisa (Baumgartner) Bultemeier on the birth of their son, Remington Coy, on Monday, February 2.  We pray the Lord’s richest blessings on this most precious of His lambs.

Jo Buuck to the glory of God and in loving memory of Erwin Buuck and Wilfred Rafert places the flowers on the altar in church.  The second arrangement is in honor of Jo Buuck’s 90th birthday this Wednesday placed in church by her family.

We remember in our prayers Matt & Michelle Knipstein who will celebrate their first wedding anniversary this Friday, February 13.  May the Lord continue to bless this couple.

Included in this morning’s bulletin is our weekly study guide, “Time in the Word.”   This week’s theme is “The Change in Human Values.”

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.

Stewardship’s Committee Food for Thought:  God promises deal with what He says He will give us in order to accomplish His plan for our lives (not our plan).  If we are able to really give control over to God, we will be amazed at how creative and generous God is.  After all He is God.  Consider this verse:   “If they hear and serve Him, they shall end their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures.”  – Job 36:11 

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? 

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

It’s time to order LWML Quarterlies.  If you would like to receive this publication, please contact Marlene Conrad today.  She will be placing the order.  The cost is only $4 for the year.


Beginning balance, February 1, 2004



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

The Sunday School class is continuing to collect eyeglasses for the Lion’s Club.  Boxes to place these items are in either entranceway of the church. 

The scrapbooking group will meet today 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.

Because of the snow the last two weeks, Lutheran Bible Institute hasn’t yet met.  You can still sign up for a course without having missed a thing!  Classes will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 10, 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 the items still needed by our committees.  (You can see that quite a few items have been crossed off the list.)  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.

Ketchup – 1 gallon                               Chickens – 3               

Tomatoes – 8 quarts                             Tomato Juice – 8 quarts

Beef Broth – 5 gallons              Hamburger – 45 lbs.

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

Mustard – 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.

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 252 with 178 receiving Holy Communion; Bible Class - 18; Sunday School – 57


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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.

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 order forms are need to be returned to school by Friday, February 20, with Internet orders due at noon on Saturday, February 28.  Pick-up day is Thursday, March 4, from 6:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.  If you cannot pick up your order on the 4th, 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). 

A GREAT BIG THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE COOKIE DOUGH SALES!!!  The goal was 250 tubs—we sold 271 tubs!  The students and staff will be receiving a cookie and ice cream treat on Friday, February 20.  Thank you to Edy’s Grand Ice Cream for donating the ice cream!  A SPECIAL THANK YOU to all the new customers—why not consider placing a Market Day order each month?  The food is convenient and delicious AND makes a profit for your school!

Mark your calendars and plan on attending the PTL meeting on Monday, February 9, at 6:30 p.m.  Guest speaker will be Tim Ehlerding with the topic being “Teaching Your Children Responsible Money Management.” 

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.

A band recital is tentatively planned for Thursday, February 19, at 7 p.m.  All band members are to be at this recital.

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.

Ask a Wyneken student about “Pennies for Patients,” a project benefiting the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society.  Students are to bring spare change to school.

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

The varsity girls’ “Warriors for Christ” basketball tournament concludes this afternoon with games at 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. with pool play determining time.  (Contact a player to see when your favorite Wyneken team plays.)  Come out and support our girls!  Cost is $2 for adults, $1 for children, or $5 for a two-day family pass.

Notes from our sister congregation:  St. Peter/Immanuel will be having a dinner dance and auction at the Hayloft on Friday, February 13.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m.  Tickets available at the door for $20 per person or you may contact the school.  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


10:00 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class


12:30 p.m.

Warriors for Christ Tournament


1:00 p.m.



6:30 p.m.

PTL Meeting @ Wyneken


7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class


8:00 p.m.

Altar Guild


8:00 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


8:20 a.m.

Chapel @ Wyneken


All Day

Tabea Society


7:00 p.m.



8:00 a.m.

Thrivent Meeting @ Re/Max


9:00 a.m.

LWML Bible Class @ Lucile Stoppenhagen’s



Schuller wedding


February 15

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion


10:15 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class

February 16

6:00 p.m.

Men’s basketball


7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

February 17

6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class


9:00 a.m.

Morning Glories


7:00 p.m.

Lutheran Bible Institute

February 18

8:20 a.m.

Chapel @ Wyneken


All Day

Tabea Society


7:00 p.m.


February 19

9:00 a.m.

LWML Bible Class

February 21


Cale wedding

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