Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

We welcome you to Friedheim!  May the Lord bless you as you hear His Word today.  If you are communing this morning, please take a moment to complete a communion registration card.  There are extra cards in either entranceway of the church.  The cards can 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.


Epiphany 2
January 16, 2005

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Worship Page 15
The Solo

“Ancient Words”

Hymns TLH #17; #270; #130; #124; HS #853; #47 ©
The Readings Called to Witness
Isaiah 49:1-6 Witnessing to all nations
I Corinthians 1:1-9 Witnessing produces the church
John 1:29-41 Witnessing to Christ as Messiah
The Sermon

“It’s Time!” – John 2:1-11

Now is the time…
  1. To reveal His glory.
  2. To believe.
  3. To realize that Jesus’ purpose is that we might put our faith in Him.
The Acolyte Chris Gorman

+ Soli Deo Gloria +

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Armilla Conrad, cam Thieme, Hanna Walker, Shelby Kiess, Christopher Schuller, Emily Conrad, Ed Werling, and Mark Witte.  We also remember in our prayers Marv Drier, one of our 8th grade teachers at Wyneken and our technology coordinator, Dawn Miller, our Sunday School Superintendent, and Christine Bultemeier who teaches at Heritage Jr./Sr. High 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 remember in our prayers Ed Werling, Dick Hileman, Donald J. Kitson who has been released from the hospital and is now home with mom and dad and Bryan Miller.

We thank Jean Timm for sharing her gift of song with us this morning.  We pray that the Lord continues to bless her.

Thrivent Financial Tsunami Disaster Response Forms are available in either entranceway of the church.  Thrivent is matching contributions given to Lutheran World Relief, up to $2 million dollars.  To utilize this benefit, send the completed form (one form per eligible member—16 years of age or older), along with your gift, to Lutheran World Relief.  The check must be written to Lutheran World Relief to qualify for the matching funds. 

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

The 5th through 8th graders will not meet for Sunday School today since the 6th and 7th graders are singing at Preble and Bingen this morning.  The Pre-K through 4th grade classes will meet however.

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 Committee’s Food for Thought:  It is very difficult for us to have an open mind and heart when it comes to finances.  If we see someone “mishandling” their finances, we tend to judge them as being irresponsible.  How much better would it be to help “guide” people regarding their finances than to judge them?  Please consider this verse:  “Be on your guard!  If your brother sins, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him.”  – Luke 17:3

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?

It’s time to make plans for our annual Soup & Sandwich dinner to be held on Sunday, March 13, at Wyneken Memorial Lutheran School.  Following is a list of items needed for the dinner.  If you are willing to donate any of these items, please contact Denny & Angie Werling (547-4337) or Kim & Roz Schamerloh (724-8772).  Pies and salads will also be requested.  Watch the bulletin for information on who to contact if you wish to donate pies and/or salads.

Bacon – 3 lbs.

Smoked Ham – 15 lbs.

Pork Shoulder – 16 lbs.

Onions – 10 lbs.

Navy Beans – 22 lbs.

Carrots – 2 lbs.

Chickens – 7 whole

Noodles – 18 lbs. (narrow cut)

Turkeys – 4 whole

Beef Broth – 5 gallons

Lettuce – 2 heads

Cabbage – 2 heads

Hamburger - 45 lbs.

Celery – 2 heads

Potatoes – 15 lbs.

Tomatoes – 8 qts.

Tomato Juice – 8 qts.

Ketchup – 3 gallons

Brown Sugar – 2 lbs.

Ketchup – 2 squeeze bottles

Worchestershire Sauce – 1 bottle

Hot Dogs – 20 lbs.

Coffee (regular) – 3 lbs.

Coffee (decaffenieted) – 3 lbs.

Mustard – 2 squeeze bottles

Horseradish Sauce – 2 squirt bottles

Pickle Relish – 2 squirt bottles

Peach Halves – 8 quarts

Pear Halves – 4 quarts

Pineapple Slices – 6 quarts

Chocolate pudding – 1 gallon

Vanilla pudding – 1 gallon

Tapioca pudding – 1 gallon


You are invited to the 2005 Epiphany Lesson and Carols presented by the Seminary Kantorei in Kramer Chapel on Sunday, January 16, at 7 p.m. at the Concordia Theological Seminary.  Enjoy the music of the Christmas and Epiphany season!

Please join the family of Helen Erxleben in wishing her a happy 90th birthday.  Helen’s birthday is January 24 and the family would like to help her remember this special day with a card shower.  If you would like to send her a card, you can mail it to Mrs. Helen Erxleben, 10363 N  450 W, Decatur, IN  46733.  It would be truly appreciated.  Thanks!

Our congregation’s men’s basketball team will play the Evangelical Mennonite/Grace Bible Missionary team at 7 p.m. at the Adams County Service Complex on Monday, January 17.

The LYF has some activities planned for February.  There will be a short meeting in the choir loft following the worship service on January 30.   At that time, we would like to confirm the number of individuals going on the ski trip on February 6, who is willing to drive, etc.  The plan is to leave the church parking lot at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, the 6th.  We will be heading to Ohio to ski this year.  The church we will be attending in Sydney, Ohio starts services at 9 a.m.  The LYF also plans on serving a chili supper prior to the Ash Wednesday service on February 9.  Watch the bulletin for more details.

Through Memorial Funds a new copier has been placed in the church office.  The old copier is available (for a donation) if anyone is interested.  The copier has almost 1.25 million copies on it.  We also have two extra toner cartridges.  If you are interested in the copier, please contact one of the Elders—Steve Conrad, Delmar Heckman, Larry Hitzfield, or Stan Stoppenhagen.

It’s time to renew your LWML Quarterlies.  The cost this year is $5 (four issues).  If you could give your subscription money to Marlene Conrad or Ann Crosby by February 13, it would be much appreciated.  There are quite of few of the last two issues available.  If you haven’t picked up your copy, do so today.  There are lots of interesting articles in the magazine.

We still need writers for our Lenten devotional book focusing on the Lord’s Prayer.  Ash Wednesday is February 9!  If you would like to be a part of this project, please contact Pastor Dahling as soon as possible.  If you are already writing a devotion, please give it to Pastor Dahling soon.  Thanks!

The Hoagland Area Advancement Association invites you to their Pancake and Sausage Brunch on Sunday, January 30.  Serving will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hoagland Park Pavilion.  Adult plates are $5, children 6-12, $2; and children five and under can eat free.  All profits are used to support the Hoagland Park as well as the Hoagland EMS and Fire Department.

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 278; Sunday School – 53; Adult Bible Class - 23; Monday Night Bible Class - 7; Early-bird Bible Class - 11


Last Week’s

Weekly Budget

+/- for the Week

+/- for the Year

Home Purpose:














The door collection for Concordia Seminary was $162.

Wyneken News

SCRIP is available on Wednesday and Fridays after school in the front lobby and all day on Fridays in the school office.  You may see Kim Weiland after this morning’s worship service and purchase SCRIP from her.  You can also E-mail Kim at kimw@sgiinc.com and place your order.  If you use the school’s address (scrip@wyneken.org), Kim can’t respond to your E-mail.

The second quarter was scheduled to end last Friday, with report cards to be sent home on the 19th.

6th, 7th, and 8th graders are reminded that the research paper for the science fair project is due on Monday, January 17.  Science project display boards are now available in the school office for $3.  If possible, please bring in the exact amount of money when purchasing your display board.

ISTEP results for grades 4, 5, & 7 will arrive at school sometime in January and will then be mailed to parents.

Market Day order forms are included in today’s bulletin.  Orders are due back at school by Thursday, January 27, with Internet orders due by noon on Saturday, January 29.  Pick-up date is Thursday, February 3, between 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.  Look at the insert in today’s bulletin concerning “Cookie Dough Bonus Days.”  Help us reach our goal and earn great profits for our school.  There are also specials on American cheese ($9.49), chicken nuggets ($10.79), chicken fries ($10.89), breaded chicken breast patties ($13.69), chicken tenders ($11.75), diced chicken tenderloins ($16.95), seasoned chicken breast strips ($13.99), cod ($11.99), crusted tilapia fillets ($14.99), and much more.  Contact Sharon Franke (623-3992) if you have any questions.

The SCRIP pizza party that the students and staff earned will be held on Friday, January 28.  The lunch includes pizza (of course), a vegetable, fruit, and milk and will be served during their regular lunchtime that day.

There will be no East Allen bus transportation Monday, January 17.  Parents, please make arrangements to get your child to and from school that day. 

There have been some news articles concerning East Allen County bus transportation for the 2005-2006 school year.  Facing reduced state funding, East Allen is considering eliminating the busing of parochial school students or to have these students pay a fee for transportation.  If you would like to voice your concern or opinion regarding this issue, you may write a letter and send it to School Board, East Allen County Schools, 1240 State Road 930 East, New Haven, IN  46774.  Wyneken also has a list of the school board members and their E-mail addresses if you would like to contact them through E-mail.  Please call the school office (639-6177) for that information.  You may also wish to attend the East Allen Board meeting on Tuesday, January 18, at 7:30 p.m.

Congratulations to James Gorman for being the 8th grade class representative in the Readers Digest Word Power Challenge.  He will now take another test to see if he qualifies for the next level of competition.  Good luck, James!

The spelling bee was held last Tuesday with Luke Ainsworth the school winner.  Class winners included Gunnar Cale and Brittany Franke.

The PTL is sponsoring a Father/Daughter Dance on Sunday, February 13, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Wyneken.  There is an organizational meeting on Tuesday, January 18, at 7 p.m. if you would like to help with the preparations.

Sporting News

The 7th grade boys will face Adams Central at AC on Tuesday, January 18, at 4:30 p.m. with the 8th grade boys’ game to follow at 5:30 p.m.  The varsity girls will face Adams Central at Wyneken at 4:30 p.m. (B team) with the A team’s game to start at 5:45 p.m.  The LSAA Girls’ basketball tournament begins first round action on Saturday, January 22.  Ask a player about game times and locations.

The JV boys (5th grade) will finish their season on Wednesday, January 19, with games versus Unity at Wyneken.  The JV girls play Unity at 4:15 p.m. followed by games at 5:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. by the JV boys.  The JV girls finish their season on Saturday, January 22, when they play in the Bethlehem (Ossian) tourney.  Ask a player about game times.  The 6th grade boys are also playing in a tourney at Ossian.  They play Bethlehem on the 21st at 7:30 p.m. and on Saturday, the 22nd they face Ascension at 1:30 p.m. Sunday game times depend upon how they placed during the tourney—check with a player.

The 3rd and 4th grade (boys and girls) intramural program will be held on Saturday, January 22.  The boys meet from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and the girls from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.


TODAY 9:00 a.m. Worship Service with Holy Communion
  10:15 a.m.

Sunday School

MONDAY 7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
  7:00 p.m. Men’s Basketball  


6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class

  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
  7:00 p.m. LBI
WEDNESDAY All Day Tabea Society Extra Quilting


8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  7:00 p.m. Choir
THURSDAY 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class @ Ann Crosby’s
FRIDAY   Items for February newsletter due in church office


January 23 9:00 a.m. Worship Service with Holy Communion
  10:00 a.m.

Sunday School

  10:00 a.m. Quarterly Voters’ Meeting
January 24 7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class


7:00 p.m. Men’s Basketball  

January 25

6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class

  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
  7:00 p.m. LBI
  8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
January 26 7:00 p.m. Choir
January 27 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class @ Doris Conrad’s

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