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 2
March 7, 2004

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Service

TLH Page 46

The Choir

“Lord Most Holy”


TLH #299; #235; #368; #344; #431; #270 ©

Theme for the Day

Facing Up to Your Enemies

Jeremiah 26:8-15

Be faithful to God in spite of your enemies

Philippians 3:17- 4:1

Live contrary to the enemies of the cross

Luke 13:31-35

Refuse to flee from your enemies

The Sermon

“And You Would Not!” – Luke 13:31-35

The Acolyte

Carley Manley

+ Soli Deo Gloria +

We remember our members who will celebrate birthdays this week—Jeff Bradtmueller, Shirley Witte, and Chris Putteet.  Since this is Lutheran Schools Week, let us keep all of our faculty, staff, students, Board members, and volunteers in our prayers.  We especially remember in our prayers, our Wyneken 1st grade teacher, Becky Klenke, Melyssa Bultemeier, one of our Sunday School teachers, and Addy Schuller who teaches at Bethlehem (Ossian).  May our loving Savior direct, bless, and guide their lives. 

We welcome into church membership through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism, Remington Coy Bultemeier, son of Corbin and Lisa (Baumgartner) Bultemeier.  Serving as sponsors are Nevin Bultemeier and Barry Melcher.  May the Good Shepherd keep an ever-watchful eye on this most precious of His lambs.

Lutheran Schools:  A Great Place to Grow!  Today marks the beginning of a week of celebration for Wyneken Lutheran School.  Our theme, “Grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus” is from 2 Peter 3:18.  The children planted seeds and cared for the marigolds that are being distributed to each family today.  The faculty, staff, and children thank each one of you for our Christian school where we can “grow” in Jesus!

May the Great Physician grant health and strength to all who are in need.   We especially remember Inna Tucker, Doris Conrad’s granddaughter, who is home following a stay in an Indianapolis hospital.

Included in this morning’s bulletin is our weekly study guide, “Time in the Word.”   This week’s theme is “A Life of Repentance.”

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.

Did you notice the bookmarks in the hymnals?  They are courtesy of the 7th and 8th grade Sunday School class.  (They still need to make a few more to be placed in the hymnals on the north side of the church.)  We thank them for this thoughtful gift.

Stewardship’s Committee Food for Thought:  Wouldn’t it be interesting if God treated us like we treat Him—even for a day.  He might say, “Well, I was going to give you a pay bonus this year, but I needed a new cloud with a silver lining to cruise around on.”  We would think that was pretty selfish, wouldn’t we?  But, what are we doing when we can’t give any money to church or other Christian charities because our car payment or our house payment is too big?  What we are saying is there is no money left over for God.  Consider this verse:   “Just as you want people to treat you, treat them in the same way…Give, and it will be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, they will pour into your lap.  For by your standards of measure it will be measured to you in return.”” – Luke 6:31, 38 

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? 


Beginning Balance, March 1, 2004



Estimated expenses for March:









  Sunday School



  Wyneken, March



  Wyneken, February



  Radio Broadcast






  Stewardship Material



  Supplies & Stationery






  Equipment, repair



  Heating Fuel









  Maintenance supplies



  Repairs – Buildings & Property



Total estimated expenses for March



Amount needed to make expenses



Come one, come all to our Annual Soup & Sandwich Dinner to be held next Sunday, March 14.  Bring your family and friends and enjoy the homemade soups, sandwiches, salads and desserts.  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.   Salads and desserts can be brought to Wyneken Saturday morning or on Sunday.  The Committees can also transport these from the Parish Hall on those days.  Desserts are still needed.  Please contact Ruby Werling (547-4138) today to donate a dessert.  Carryouts will be available again this year.  Please use the southeast entrance.  Parking spots will be reserved for your convenience.  We ask that you use the southwest entrance (old 6th grade) if you are dining in.  This will keep the traffic flow at a minimum.  The free will offering will go towards the church’s foundation repair.  Through the “Care in Congregations” program, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will be matching the funds.

Our congregation will receive $1,600 from Thrivent Financial for Lutherans to add to the profits of our Soup & Sandwich Dinner through its Care in Congregations program.  To receive this money, we need to report all time spent by volunteers in planning, preparing for, and working at the dinner.  To help with this, each committee chairman is being asked to turn in a list of names and volunteer hours for each person that contributed to their committee.  These reports need to be given to Kris Blomenberg, Leesa Heckman, or Mike Heckman by March 21.  Thanks!

There will be a door collection to benefit Worship for Shut Ins and WLAB this morning.

The LWML Quarterlies and the Portals of Prayer have arrived.  You may pick up your copy as you leave the worship service this morning.

You are invited to attend the annual LLL Prayer Breakfast to be held on Saturday, March 20, at 8 a.m. at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 917 West Jefferson Blvd., in Ft. Wayne.  Rev. Kenneth Klaus, from Lutheran Hour Ministries, will be the guest speaker.  See Al Hormann for tickets.  A donation of $5 is being asked.

Come, join the fun!  Bring your favorite photos and/or items and learn to make a great scrapbook.  The group will be meeting this afternoon in the church basement from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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.

Emmanuel Lutheran Church (Soest) invites you to their pancake and sausage brunch on Sunday, March 14, with serving from 9 1.m. to 1 p.m.  A free-will offering will be accepted with proceeds for the youth group’s trip to the national youth gathering and the new Family Life Center Building Fund.  Limited matching funds will be provided by Thrivent.
ttendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 271 with 166 receiving Holy Communion; Bible Class - 16; Sunday School – 61; Early-bird Bible Class – 10; Mid-week Lenten Worship Service – 79


Last Week’s

Weekly Budget

+/- for the Week

+/- for the Year

Home Purpose:












 2/29 - $60.00
2/25 - $171.15




Wyneken News

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).  On Tuesday, it will be jump rope for heart day with the students to wear athletic attire.  On Wednesday, the students are to dress up as a character in a tall tale or fairy tale as the students will be reading tall tales, fairytales, and fables with their prayer partners.  On Thursday, there will be two special assemblies.  The pre-K through third graders will be seeing the Ronald McDonald Show—“You’re a Star”—while the 4th through 8th graders will be listening to a civil war presentation by Mr. & Mrs. Jody Ford.  Students are also to wear red on Thursday.  Friday is Spirit Day (no goody attire permitted).  It will also be the day the entire school eats lunch at the same time.

Did you know that SCRIP is ordered every other Monday?  Up-coming order dates are 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 order forms are included in this morning’s bulletin.  Orders need to be returned to school by Friday, March 19, with Internet orders due by noon on Saturday, March 27.  Pick-up day will be Thursday, April 1, from 6:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.    If you cannot pick up your order on the 1st, just prepay (cash or check made payable to Market Day or prepay for Internet orders by using your VISA) and arrangements can be made.  Specials this month include pot roast, popcorn shrimp, chicken parmesan sandwich, chicken tenders, chicken stir-fry, egg rolls, and granola bars.  It is also ice cream bonus days!  You can get “ice cream shop” quality right at home.  Check out the brochure for the different flavors of shakes being offered.  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.  Plans are to meet at Wyneken for a pizza supper at 6 p.m. 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.

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. 

Please send in any “Box Tops for Education” that you may have March 19.  The end of March is the last mailing date for this school year and we would need some time to bundle the items to their specifications.  (Continue saving the box tops after this date; we will send them in next year!)

The Wyneken Music Department will present their spring concert on Thursday, April 22, at 7 p.m.  Grades 3-8 will be participating in this concert.

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.

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.

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!

Parents are reminded to phone school if your child will be absent due to illness or other reason or will be late because of morning appointments.  The school should be notified by 8 a.m.  Thanks for your cooperation in this matter.

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.  A continental breakfast featuring Krispy Kreme donuts will be served.

Sporting News

Our second home meet of the year will be held tomorrow night starting at 4:15 p.m.  Teams from Holy Cross, St. Peter (Goeglein’s), Concordia, St. John’s Flatrock, and Suburban Bethlehem will be competing.  Wyneken will also host a meet on March 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



Door Collection for Worship for Shut Ins/WLAB


10:15 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class


1:00 p.m.



9:00 a.m.

Chapel at Zion (Decatur) and St. Peter-Immanuel (Lutheran Schools Week)


7:00 p.m.

Bible Class


6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class


9:00 a.m.

Morning Glories


All Day

Tabea Society


6:30 p.m.



7:30 p.m.

Mid-Week Lenten Service


8:00 a.m.

Thrivent at Re/Max in Decatur


8:00 p.m.

Wyneken School Board


6 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Preble Pancake & Sausage



Set up for Soup & Sandwich


March 14

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service


10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Soup & Sandwich @ Wyneken

March 17

All Day

Tabea Society


6:30 a.m.



7:30 p.m.

Mid-Week Lenten Worship

March 18

9:00 a.m.

LWML Bible Class @ Doris Conrad’s

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