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 this morning, please take a moment to complete a communion registration card.  There are cards in either entranceway of the church.  The cards 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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Lent 1
February 29, 2004

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Service

TLH Page 46

The Choir

“For God So Loved the World”


TLH #152, #429; #311; #651; #413; #32 ©

Theme for the Day

A Good Confession

Deuteronomy 26:5-10

A confession of God’s goodness

Romans 10:8b-13

A confession of faith in Jesus as Lord

Luke 4:1-13

A confession of truth overcomes temptation

The Sermon

“Lead us not into Temptation” – Luke 4:1-13

1.      There are three temptations

2.      They are sly temptations.

3.      All these temptations failed.

The Acolyte

Shayla Lee

+ Soli Deo Gloria +

We remember our members who will celebrate birthdays this week—Jacob Stoppenhagen, Jennifer Eidam, Dan Buuck, Alvin Witte, Delmar Heckman, Don Buuck, Lisa Lee, and Evelyn Keuneke.  We also remember our Wyneken 2nd grade teacher, Heidi Werling, Lin Gorman, one of our Sunday School teachers, and Jennifer Schamerloh who teaches at Concordia Elementary School.  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 Inna Tucker, Doris Conrad’s granddaughter, who underwent surgery last Friday and is a patient in an Indianapolis hospital.

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

Included in this morning’s bulletin is our weekly study guide, “Time in the Word.”   This week’s theme is “Facing Up to Your Enemies.”

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:  So, if we Christians profess to believe in God’s Word and God’s Word says we should trust Him with everything, then why do we hold on so tightly to worldly things?  Why do we think we know better than God?  Why do we ask God for things that really don’t matter?  Try to think “outside the box” and experience the rewards God has waiting for you!  Consider this verse:   “God said to Solomon, ‘Because you had this in mind, and did not ask for riches, wealth, or honor, or the life of those who hate you, nor have you even asked for a long life, but you have asked for yourself wisdom and knowledge, that you may rule My people, over who I have made you king, wisdom and knowledge have been granted to you.  And I will give you riches and wealth and honor, such as non of the kings who were before you has possessed, nor those who will come after you.’” – II Chronicles 1:11-12 

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? 

The men’s basketball team will play Pleasant Dale in their tournament game at 7 p.m. at the Service Complex tomorrow night (March 1).  Good luck!

Council members are reminded that the March Council meeting will be held tomorrow evening (Monday, March 1) at 8 p.m.  Minutes are in your slots in the 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.  As you can see by the list below, we only need a few more donations to have our needs met by our committees.  Please let Dean/Cindy Wass (623-2209) or Denny/Angie Werling (547-4337) know if you can donate today.  Remember that the profits from this year’s dinner will go towards the church’s foundation repair.

Tomato Juice – 8 quarts                                    Hot Dogs – 15 lbs.      

Beef Broth – Twelve 27 oz. cans                      Pineapple Slices – 3 large cans Cash towards items not donated

Many thanks to the overwhelming response from our Friedheim family for donations and time.  For those donating soup ingredients, please have them at the Parish Hall by Friday, March 12.

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.

The Thursday morning LWML Bible class will meet only once in March.  Doris Conrad will be the hostess on March 18 at 9 a.m.

Next Sunday there will be a door collection to benefit Worship for Shut Ins and WLAB.

Youth ushers for March will be Brian Moeller, Ben Moeller, and Devin Sielschott.

Serving on Altar Guild for March are Pat Buuck and Joyce Heckman.

The Salem United Church of Christ, Magley, is sponsoring Chloe’s Closet Charity Dress Sale.    The sale will be held at Northwest Elementary School in Decatur (behind the Galley) on Saturday, March 13, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Dresses and accessories can be dropped off at The Beauty Parlour, 427 N 9th Street in Decatur from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. any Wednesday through Saturday or at the Wells County Community Center at the 4-H Park from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. any Monday-Thursday.  The dresses will be sold for $10 with accessories priced accordingly.  This is a win-win-win situation for all.  You can clean out your closet of those clean, gently used formal dresses and accessories (shoes, purses, jewelry, etc.), young girls can purchase an affordable prom dress, and the Adams-Wells Crisis Center receives the proceeds.  If you have any questions, you can contact Pastor Jean Carmean at 260-547-4565.

The Preble Volunteer Firefighting Association is hosting a pancake and sausage breakfast on Saturday, March 13, from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Preble Fireman’s Park.  Since Thrivent Financial for Lutherans is co-sponsoring this event, congregational members are needed to help on this day.  If you would be willing to work, please contact Phil or Carolyn Juengel at 547-4260.

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 279; Bible Class - 20; Sunday School – 46; Monday Evening Bible Class - 7; Early-bird Bible Class – 10; Ash Wednesday Worship Service – 134 with 112 receiving Holy Communion


Last Week’s

Weekly Budget

+/- for the Week

+/- for the Year

Home Purpose:












 2/22 - $173.00
2/25 - $385.52




The Door Collection for Lutheran Hour Ministries was $309.50.

Wyneken News

Did you know that SCRIP is ordered every other Monday?  Up-coming order dates are March 1, March 15, and March 29.  Are you 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.  We regret to inform you that Applebee’s will no longer be available through the SCRIP program.  Did you know that Kohl’s, J. C. Penney’s, and L. S. Ayres allow you to pay off your charge card with SCRIP?  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.

Market Day 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). 

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

Pre-enrollment forms for the 2004-2005 school year will be mailed to Wyneken families in mid-March (just before spring break).  If you know of a family who might be interested in sending their child to Wyneken (especially for the Pre-K and kindergarten programs), please have them call the school office to be placed on the mailing list.

The Wyneken Mini 4-H meetings will be starting after spring break.  The leaders are in need of parental volunteers from grades kindergarten through second to help supervise the children during the meetings.  The meetings will be held in the cafeteria on Tuesdays from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  If your children will be participating in this year’s 4-H Fair (July 18-22), please consider assisting the leaders during these meetings to make it a beneficial learning experience for your child.  Please contact Sharon Franke, Edie Krueckeberg, or Tina Geels for more information.

Congratulations to Paul Drier and Shawn Kiess who had two of the top five projects in the recent Science Fair.  Good luck to Rachelle Buuck, James Gorman, and Paul Drier who will be participating at the Regional Science Fair at IPFW on Saturday, March 20.

The Wyneken child-care program is considering offering their services to those children enrolled in the 3- and 4-year old pre-K program (caring for them for the half-day that they wouldn’t be in class).  The School Board, however, needs to know if there is an interest in this.  If you would utilize this service in the 2004-2005 school year, please contact a School Board member.  Friedheim’s representatives are Mike Conrad, Kent Kiefer, and Kent Stoppenhagen.

THINK SPRING!  This year’s 7th grade class will be selling flowers and bedding plants to earn funds for their 8th grade trip to Washington, DC.  Information will be going home soon with the students.  Watch for more information. 

The severe winter weather in late January and early February resulted in our school year to be extended into June.  The last date of school has not yet been set, but 8th grade graduation has been set for Thursday, June 3.

Wyneken will have early dismissal tomorrow (March 1) at 12:25 p.m.  Students riding North Adams busses will have transportation; East Allen students will need to find transportation home tomorrow.  On Thursday, March 4, East Allen students will again have no transportation home and will need to be picked up at 2:45 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.

THANK YOU’S:  A total of $523.79 was raised for the Leukemia Society over the last three weeks.  Second grade brought in the most funds and will be rewarded with a pizza party.  Also there was a great response to our “Coats for the Homeless” project.  A very generous monetary donation will also be going to the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission.

A scrapbook is being compiled and assembled for Mrs. Donna Schieferstein.  If you have any pictures of her with your or your child, we would like to borrow them to scan and use in the book.  You may also wish to include a note about the picture and the year taken (and include your name so the picture can be returned to you).  If you have a memory to share, just drop that off at the school office or give it to Rae Fuhrmann.  Thanks!

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.

St. Peter-Immanuel is hosting an education fair from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 13.  Our students will have displays at this event.  If you have an opportunity, go check out the fair and see our students’ projects.

Sporting News

Our first home meet will be held tomorrow night starting at 4:15 p.m.  Teams from Central, Unity, St. Peter, and St. John’s Flatrock will be competing.  Wyneken will also host meets on March 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 girls’ varsity soccer team needs a head coach for the 2004 season.  The soccer season begins in late March and lasts until late May.  Games are usually on Wednesday and Friday afternoons.  Assistant coaches (high school players who would be willing to help) are also needed.  If you have questions or want more information, please contact Rich Schwantz, our Athletic Director, at school (639-6177), at home (493-1454), or by E-mail  (wishwewerekids@juno.com).



9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion


10:15 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class


7:00 p.m.

Men’s basketball @ Service Complex


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


6:30 p.m.



7:30 p.m.

Mid-Week Lenten Service


March 7

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with HC



Door Collection for Worship for Shut Ins/WLAB


10:15 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class


1:00 p.m.


March 8

9:00 a.m.

Chapel at Zion, Decatur (grades K-4)


9:00 a.m.

Chapel @ St. Peter-Immanuel (grades 5-8)


7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

March 9

6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class


9:00 a.m.

Morning Glories

March 10

All Day

Tabea Society


6:30 p.m.



7:30 p.m.

Mid-Week Lenten Worship

March 11

8:00 a.m.

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans at Re/Max


8:00 p.m.

Wyneken School Board

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