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 with us today, please complete a communion registration card.  For your convenience, there are cards in either entranceway of the church. The card may be placed in the offering envelope 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 6
February 15, 2004

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Service

TLH Page 46

The Solo

“Have No Fear Little Flock”


“A Gift to You”


TLH #437; #328; #304; #315; #47 ©

Theme for the Day

The Change in Human Values

Jeremiah 17:5-8

Trust in Man vs. Trust in God

I Corinthians 15:12, 16-20

With or without the resurrection

Luke 6:17-26

Material v. Spiritual Values

The Sermon

“God’s Remedy for True Happiness” – Luke 6:17-26

1.      The key to finding true happiness is to know your true self.

2.      True happiness is found when we discover God’s amazing grace.

The Acolyte

Gabby Cale

+ Soli Deo Gloria +

We remember our members who will celebrate birthdays this week – Gary Heckman, Jon Kiefer, Lisa Bultemeier, Jim Bultemeyer, Dorothy Droege, Donna Hileman, Christine Hoffman, Lynn Fuhrmann, Laurina Conrad, Randy Everett, Brayton Jerame Kaehr (his first!), Mitch Baumann, Pam Everett,  Don Gehres, Gretchen Hudson, Trevor Black, Rosa DeKoninck, Vivian Miller, Clayton Stoppenhagen, Kim Weiland, Tricia Bultemeyer, and Kevin Buuck.  We also remember our Wyneken 4th grade teacher, Mary Nichols, Tim Blomenberg, one of our Sunday School teachers, and Sandy Blomenberg who teaches at St. Peter-Immanuel Lutheran School.  May our loving Savior direct, bless, and guide their lives. 

We remember in our prayers Daniel Schuller and Elizabeth Avary who were married yesterday afternoon at Friedheim.  We also remember Mitzi Cale and Keith Gardner who will be married this Saturday at Friedheim.  May the Lord bless these couples as they begin their lives together.

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, Ludella Wiese, Addy Schuller’s mother, who is a patient at Adams County Memorial Hospital, Clarence Bultemeier who has returned home following a hospital stay, and Jim Kaehr, Nancy’s husband and Jon’s dad, who is recovering at home following his kidney transplant.

The flowers on the altar are to the glory of God and in loving memory of Alfred Buuck.  His family placed the flowers in church.

We thank Madison Stoppenhagen for sharing her gift of song with us this morning and pray the Lord’s blessings be upon her.

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

Stewardship’s Committee Food for Thought:  The more we act as good stewards and manage God’s resources according to His direction, the more God will entrust to us.  There is an old saying, “You can’t out give God.”  Have you ever tried it—really tried?  It can be lots of fun!  Just about the time you think you have been a good steward with what God has given you, He gives you more!  And then you have the total pleasure of giving more away—it is a wonderful cycle!  Try it—you’ll like it!  Consider this verse:   Whoever has, to him shall more be given; and whoever does not have, even what he has shall be taken away from him.” – Mark 4:25 

The tract rack purchased through the Stewardship Committee has been placed in the church basement.  Please feel free to look at and take any tracts for your use or to give to someone else as you may wish.

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? 

As He spoke, Jesus punctuated His messages with parables.  Those stories have become an enlightening part of the Gospel message.  Today, as “The Lutheran Hour” brings Christ to the Nations—and the Nations to the Church, stories remain integral to the Savior’s story of salvation.  Let’s join Lutheran Hour Ministries and help others hear about the Savior’s story—the Gospel.  Please pray for the success of Lutheran Hour Sunday, which will be next week.

The men’s basketball team will play Church of God at 6 p.m. at Monmouth tomorrow night (February 16).

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

This past week we received a packet from Olan Mills that included the photos that were submitted for the pictorial.  If you would like your photo back, the pictures can be found in the sacristy.

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. 

Many thanks to our members who have graciously volunteered to donate their time, food items, and money for our Soup & Sandwich Dinner on Sunday, March 14.  Listed below are items still 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.  Remember that the profits from this year’s dinner will go towards the church’s foundation repair.

Hamburger – 45 lbs.                             Tomatoes – 4 quarts    

Tomato Juice – 8 quarts                        Hot Dogs – 20 lbs.      

Peach Halves – 8 quarts                       Beef Broth – 5 gallons

Pineapple Slices – 6 quarts                   Cash towards items not donated

Please call Tami Stoppenhagen (728-9101) if you are willing to make a salad and Ruby Werling (547-4138) if you would like to bring a dessert by Sunday, March 7.

If you are a young woman between the ages of 22 and 35 and a member of the Indiana District Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod, you are invited to apply to be a representative at this summer’s LWML convention in Lexington, Kentucky (June 25-27).  Applications are due March 1.  Please contact Marlene Conrad for more information as well as the application form.

Members are reminded that if you plan on using chairs, tables, roasters, etc., from the Parish Hall (as well as using the Parish Hall) that you need to contact Cheryl Bultemeyer, our Parish Hall custodian, at 639-6431.  Thanks for your cooperation!

The Thrivent Financial Meeting for coordinators (and members) was changed to this Thursday, February 19, at 8 a.m. at the Re/Max Realty office in Decatur.

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 216; Bible Class - 17; Sunday School – 41; Monday Evening Bible Class - 7; Early-bird Bible Class – 9


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Wyneken News

Did you know that SCRIP is ordered every other Monday?  Up-coming order dates are February 16, March 1, and March 15.  Are y9ou going somewhere special for spring break?  Some certificates have to be special ordered, so why not order restaurant, gas, and hotel certificates now to use on your trip.  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 has two paper cutting boards (a large size one and a smaller one) with dull blades that are in need of re-sharpening.  If you know how to do this and would be willing to do so, please contact the school office (639-6177).  Thanks!

Market Day order forms are included in this morning’s bulletin and 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.  This month you can receive a free trail size package of chocolate chip mini pancakes with the purchase of two selected items (listed on the brochure).  New items include deluxe ham steaks, strawberry swirl cheesecake, and spicy chickadilla.  Items on special this month include rack of pork roast, steakburgers, diced chicken tenderloins, deli style Reuben bake, asparagus spears, and broccoli & cheese soup singles.  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 band recital/judging night is planned for Tuesday, February 24, at 7 p.m.  The beginner band will give a short concert while the advanced band will participate in a recital and judging competition.  (Advanced band will practice on Monday, February 23, with hand chimes’ practice moving to Friday, February 27.)

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.

PTL is sponsoring a Father/Son night out.  They will be attending a Komets’ hockey game on Friday, March 12.  A reservation form will be coming home soon.  Plans are to meet at Wyneken for a pizza supper before the game and the head to Ft. Wayne for the game.

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 Sunday, February 22, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Wyneken PTL will have a spring dinner and dance at the Hoagland Hayloft on Friday, April 16.  The band, “Breakaway,” will provide the entertainment for the evening.  Watch the bulletin for more information.

Lutheran School’s Week will be held under the theme, “Grow in Grace and Knowledge.”  Special events will be held throughout the week beginning with a joint worship service on Monday, March 8.  There will be two services this year:  Grades K-4 will meet at Zion Lutheran Church in Decatur, while grades 5-8 will attend services at St. Peter’s (Fuelling).  Watch for more information on the special events being held that week.

On behalf of the Wyneken School we would like to thank all who gave their time and talent to assist in the accreditation process.  It is now in the next stage of accreditation where a visitation team will visit our school in mid-March.  – The Steering Committee

Sporting News

Thanks to all who helped make our first annual “Warriors for Christ” tournament so successful.  Comments from the other schools were very complimentary concerning the facilities, the community, the support shown the teams, and those running the tournament.  (Evansville and both schools from Indianapolis are looking forward to returning next year!).  Everyone’s contribution was very much appreciated!

Wrestling practice continues with the first meet scheduled for Monday, February 23, at Woodburn at 4:15 p.m.  Wyneken will be hosting meets on March 1, 8, and 15.  The Concordia Open Wrestling Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, March 13, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Concordia High School.  Wyneken will be hosting the LSAA Senior Wrestling Tournament on Saturday, March 20, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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


6:00 p.m.

Men’s basketball @ Monmouth


7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class


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 @ Adele Blomenberg’s


5:30 p.m.

Cale wedding


February 22

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service



(Baptism of Jordan Louise Rhymer)



Door Collection for Lutheran Hour Ministries


10:00 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class

February 23

7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

February 24

6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class


9:00 a.m.

Morning Glories


7:00 p.m.

Lutheran Bible Institute

February 25

8:20 a.m.

Chapel @ Wyneken


All Day

Tabea Society


7:00 p.m.



7:30 p.m.

Ash Wednesday Worship with Holy Communion



(Confirmation parents to meet after service)

February 26

9:00 a.m.

LWML Bible Class

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