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 this morning, please take a moment to complete a communion registration card.  Cards can be found in either entranceway of the church and can be given to one of the Deacons or placed in the offering plate.  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 4
March 21, 2004

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Service

TLH Page 46


TLH #377, vv. 1-4; vv. 5-8; #148; #430; #377, vv. 9-10 ©

Theme for the Day

God Receives Sinners

Isaiah 12:1-6

Salvation is of God

I Corinthians 1:18-25

The means of salvation

Luke 15:1-3; 11-32

Response to salvation

The Sermon

“The Father’s Love” – Luke 15:1-3, 11-32

The Acolyte

Kyle Brodbeck

+ Soli Deo Gloria +

We thank Seminarian Kyle Wright for delivering this morning’s sermon message.  We pray the Lord’s blessings be upon him as he continues his studies for the ministry.

We remember our members who will celebrate birthdays this week—Kurt Bradtmueller, Tiffany Brodbeck, Marlene Conrad, Sara Des Jean, Tina Geels, Bonnie Werling, Jacob Baumann, Lydia Kalthoff (her 96th); Kent Kiefer, Brian Moeller, Leonard Bultemeier, Stanley Fuhrmann, Matt Gorman, Richard Moellering, and Seth Secaur.  We also remember in our prayers, Deb Olson who teaches pre-kindergarten at Wyneken, Shirley Drier, one of our Sunday School teachers, and Judy Baumann 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 in our prayers Marlene Fuhrman, sister-in-law of Shirley Hormann, Jim & Bill Fuhrman.  She is a patient at Lutheran Hospital.

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

Make plans to attend our mid-week Lenten service at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday.  Pastor Dahling’s sermon will be “The Good Shepherd Sets the Table” from Psalm 23:5.

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:  Obviously the government’s goal for welfare is not to bring people to God.  So it really should not be a government function to control, administer, or distribute people’s daily needs.  “Welfare” is the function of the Body of Christ—that means us!  Consider this verse:   “Be rich in good works…be generous and ready to share.” – I Timothy 6:18 

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? 

Parents with young children, as you come into church, you will notice some blue-zippered bags in both entranceways of church.  These “Mouse Prints” packets consist of 5-6 Christian story/activity books.  You are encouraged to let your children use these during the worship service.  Please return them to the entranceway after the worship service so others can enjoy them in coming weeks.  There are approximately 7 bags placed in each entranceway.  These are a gift from Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.

Pastor and his family will be taking a mini-vacation from March 25-27.  If you are in need of pastoral care during this time, please contact Rev. Daniel Brege at Preble or Rev. Thomas Olson at Bingen.

The 2004 Soup & Sandwich Dinner was a huge success because of your giving of your time, talents, and donations.  Five hundred ninety two people enjoyed the delicious meal.  A profit of $3,371 from dinner receipts plus $532.75 from Morning Glories for a grand total of $3,903.75 for our church’s foundation repair.  Committee chairman are encouraged to complete their report and give it to the Werling’s for a jump-start for 2005.  Also, members need to pick up their dishes, pie pans, and Tupperware that can be found in the church basement.  Thank you from the bottom of our heart. 

                        Co-chairs:  Denny & Angie Werling & Dean & Cindy Wass

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 today.  Thanks!

The scrapbooking group will meet this afternoon in the church basement.  All who are interested in the craft are welcome to join in beginning at 1 p.m. today.

Please take a moment to look over the order sheet for the Easter Memorial Garden that is included in this morning’s bulletin.  (Prices are now available.)  Heller’s is extending the date we need to have the orders in to Sunday, April 4; however, anything ordered after Sunday, March 28, is subject to substitution. 

Church Clean-Up Day has been scheduled for Saturday, April 3, beginning at 8 a.m.  Projects are planned for both inside and outside that day.  Please consider penciling in some time in your schedule to come and help make our church look its best.  Thanks!

The Thursday morning LWML Bible Class will not meet until April 15.  On the 15th, the group will meet at the home of Dorothy Heckman at 9 a.m.

The Poe Volunteer Firefighting Association invites you to their pancake and sausage next Sunday, March 28.  Serving will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 229; Monday Evening Bible Class - 7; Early-bird Bible Class – 10; Mid-week Lenten Worship Service – 100.


Last Week’s

Weekly Budget

+/- for the Week

+/- for the Year

Home Purpose:












 3/14 - $135.00
3/17 - $146.48




The door collection for Worship for Shut Ins/WLAB was $88.00.

Wyneken News

Walgreen’s is now available through SCRIP.  It is available in $20 denomination and will net a 5% return for our school.  SCRIP gave the PTL a check for $1,800 this week bringing its year-to-date total to $17,923.02.  Thanks to all who support this program!  SCRIP is available on Friday afternoons at Wyneken as well as on Sunday mornings.  Kim Weiland is our SCRIP representative.  This morning Julie Adkison, Kim’s sister, will be selling the SCRIP. You can see her following the worship service. You can also E-mail scrip@wyneken.org and place your order.

Market Day Internet orders are 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.  April is Ice Cream Bonus Days!  There are 4-12 oz. milk shakes per box in great flavors!  Specials this month include pot roast, popcorn shrimp, chicken Parmesan sandwich, chicken tenders, chicken stir-fry, egg rolls, and granola bars.  Frequent buyers are reminded to order this month to receive your free trail seasoned salmon and free apple pie!  If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Franke (623-3992). 

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.

Parent/Teacher conferences will be held Thursday and Friday, April 1 and 2.  Wyneken will dismiss at 12:25 p.m. on both of these days.  There will be no afternoon bus service for all students on either of these days.  Please make arrangements to pick your children up on these days.  Thanks!

This year Wyneken will be going with North Adams spring break—the week of March 21.  Students riding East Allen busses will need to find bus transportation to and from school the week of April 4 (East Allen’s spring break).

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.

Through the “Jump Rope for Heart” program $2,700 was raised.  Freddie Geels was one of the top three money earners and received free tickets to an Indiana Pacers game on April 9.  Thanks to all who contributed to this great cause.  (The American Heart Association is offering to all families, discounted tickets to the Pacers game on April 9.  There are forms in the school office if you are interested.  Deadline to order is April 5.)

Wyneken registration forms will be mailed this week.  If you do not receive a form by March 26, please call the school office and leave a message.

The final PTL meeting of the year is Monday, April 12, at 6:30 p.m.  On the agenda is the election of officers, budget discussion, and old/new business.  Please plan on attending.  The 8th grade class will provide babysitting.

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!

Northwest Elementary School will be the site of kindergarten round up this year.  It will be held on Tuesday, April 6, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Children who turn 5 years old on or before July 1, 2004 may enroll for the 2004-2005 school year. 

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.

Sporting News

Our Wyneken wrestlers did well at the Concordia Open on the 13th.  Our Friedheim youth placed as follows:  Firsts:  Paul Drier and Matt Gorman; Seconds:  Jacob Bergman, Michael Buuck, Gunnar Cale, and Kevin Schultz; Thirds:  Chris Gorman and Derek Schultz; Fourth:  James Gorman

Kathy Fuhrmann will be the varsity girls’ soccer coach.  (Thanks, Kathy, for taking on this job!)  Both the JV and Varsity soccer teams will have their first practice on Tuesday, March 30. Both practices begin at 3 p.m. with the JV practice ending at 4:30 p.m. and the varsity practice ending at 5 p.m.  We have nine varsity players and could still use more varsity players to field a team.   



9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion


10:15 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class


1:00 p.m.



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



Items for April newsletter due in church office


March 28

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service 


10:00 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class

March 31

All Day

Tabea Society


6:30 a.m.



7:30 p.m.

Mid-Week Lenten Worship

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