Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

We welcome you to Friedheim!  May the Lord bless you as you hear His Word today.  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 3
January 23, 2005

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Worship Page 32
The Choir


Hymns TLH #39; #129; #45 ©
The Readings Proclaiming the Glad News
Isaiah 9:1-4 Proclaiming over oppression
I Corinthians 1:10-17 Proclaiming the Gospel of the cross
Matthew 20:1-16 Parable of the vineyard workers
The Sermon

“No Negotiations!” – Matthew 20:1-16
  1. The standard of equality. "Take your pay and go…I want to give this man who was hired last as much as I have given you." (verses 13-14)
  2. The standard of generosity. "Don't I have the right to do as I wish with my own money?"
  3. The standard of justice. "So those who are last will be first and those who are first, last."
The Acolyte James Gorman

+ Soli Deo Gloria +

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Carol Hitzfield, J. D. Nidlinger, Tom Brandt, Helen Erxleben (her 90th), Craig Linnemeier, Caleb Buuck, Dylan Lengerich, Marilyn Buuck, Marc Lichtle, Alex Weiland, Jim Crosby, Matt DeKoninck, and Andrew Werling.  We also remember in our prayers Keith Dicke, our 7th grade teacher at Wyneken, Bonnie Buuck, one of our Sunday School teachers, and Jan Heimann who teaches at Bellmont High School.  May our loving Savior direct, bless, and guide their lives.

We rejoice with Daniel & Elizabeth (Avary) Schuller on the birth of their daughter, Madison Grace, on Wednesday, January 12.  We pray that the Good Shepherd will keep an ever-watchful eye on this most precious of His lambs.

May the Great Physician grant health and strength to all who are in need.   We remember in our prayers Ed Werling, Rosie Bultemeier who had outpatient surgery last week, Maxine Baumann, Sam Baumann’s mother, who is in the rehabilitation unit at Lutheran Hospital, Warren Nidlinger, John’s father, who had knee replacement surgery this past week and Bryan Miller.

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 “The People God Blesses.”

Pastor Marvin Hinkle will be the guest speaker on Worship for Shut Ins on Sunday, February 6.  The show airs at 6:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings on WPTA Channel 21 and at 1 p.m. on Sunday and 2 p.m. Monday on Comcast Cable Channel 57.

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:  If someone owes you $5 and cannot pay you back, it might bother you but you probably wouldn’t lose much sleep over it.  However, if someone owes you $500 and cannot pay you back, it is a totally different situation.  Consider what Jesus says:  “A certain moneylender had two debtors:  one owed five hundred denari, and the other fifty.  When they were unable to repay, he graciously forgave them both.  Which of them therefore will love him more?” – Luke 7:41-42

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?

Stay for our Annual Voters’ Meeting held after the worship service this morning.  We also will hear reports from our various boards and committees.  You can find your Annual Reports and 2005 Membership Directory in the back of church.  Please pick up your copy this morning.

Council Members:  The minutes from the January 4 Council meeting are in your slots in the entranceway of the church.  The next Council meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 2, at 8 p.m.  The meeting was moved to avoid conflicts with LBI. 

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.  Stan and Tami Stoppenhagen (728-9101) are chairing the salad committee.  Please contact them if you would be willing to make a salad.  If you would like to be on a specific committee, please contact the co-chairs.  Watch the bulletin for information on who to contact if you wish to donate pies.

Chickens – 7 whole

Noodles – 18 lbs. (narrow cut)

Turkeys – 4 whole

Beef Broth – 5 gallons

Lettuce – 2 heads

Cabbage – 2 heads

Hamburger - 25 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

Onions – 7 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


Our congregation’s men’s basketball team will play St. Paul Preble at 7 p.m. at the Adams County Service Complex on Monday, January 24.

The LYF has several activities planned for February.  There will be a short meeting in the choir loft following the worship service on January 30 to discuss the ski trip on February 6.  A count is needed of those who plan on going, 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 – 222 with 146; Sunday School – 33; Adult Bible Class - 22; Monday Night Bible Class - 6; Early-bird Bible Class - 11


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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.

Market Day order forms 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.  If you need another order form for the “Cookie Dough Bonus Days,” there are extra forms in the entranceway of the church.  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 lunch time that day.

The PTL Father/Daughter Dance will be held on Sunday, February 13, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Wyneken.  If you missed the meeting but would like to help, please contact a PTL officer.

The chapel offerings for January and February have been designated to the Tsunami Relief Fund through Thrivent Financial Services.

Sporting News

The boys A team finished the season 7-0 in the LSAA and were champions of the south division.  They play Suburban Bethlehem at 7 p.m. on Monday, January 24, at Suburban Bethlehem.  The girls played Holy Cross yesterday in their first-round action.  Second-round action will be played at Wyneken with the girls’ games on Tuesday, January 25, at 5:15 p.m. (the winner of the Wyneken/Holy Cross game vs. the winner of the Concordia/Emmaus game and 7 p.m. (Central/Unity winner vs. Flatrock/St. Paul winner) and the boys’ games on Wednesday, January 26, at 5:15 p.m. (the winner of the Holy Cross/Bethlehem game vs. the winner of the St. Paul/Central game) and 7 p.m. (the winner of the Concordia/Ascension game vs. the winner of the Wyneken/Suburban Bethlehem game).  There is a charge for this tourney--$3 for adults and $2 for students with preschool or younger children, pastors, teachers, seminarian families, coaches and players getting in free.    Congratulations and good luck in the tourney!

Our 6th grade boys and JV girls finish up their seasons this afternoon as they play in the Bethlehem Ossian tournament.  Check with a player about game time.  (Admission is being charged.)

Good luck to our varsity cheerleaders as they are competing in the LSAA cheerleading competition this afternoon at Zion, Ft. Wayne at 2:30 p.m.  There is a cheer as well as a dance competition.  Good luck, girls!

The Warriors for Christ tournament will be played next weekend, February 5 and 6.  Teams from Evansville Lutheran, Calvary (Indianapolis), Concordia (Ft. Wayne), and St. Peter’s (North Judson) will be competing along with our own A & B teams.  (Admission is being charged.)  Come out and cheer our teams on.  Watch next week’s bulletin for game times.

The 3rd and 4th grade (boys and girls) intramural program will be held on Saturday, January 29.  The boys meet from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and the girls from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The wrestling season begins on Monday, January 31, with the team’s first practice. 

Forms are available in the school office for the Decatur Girls Instruction Volleyball League (for girls in grades 1-5) with the deadline to sign up being Friday, January 28 (no late registrations will be accepted).  The Decatur Basketball League is sponsoring a league for all 4th and 5th grade boys.  This form can be mailed to the high school by January 31 or turned in to the school office no later than Friday, January 28. 


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

Sunday School

  10:00 a.m. Quarterly Voters’ Meeting
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


8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  7:00 p.m. Choir
THURSDAY 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class @ Doris Conrad’s


January 30 9:00 a.m. Worship Service with Holy Communion
  10:15 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Class
January 31  7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
February 1 6:00 a.m. Early-bird Bible Class


9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
  7:00 p.m. Lutheran Bible Institute
February 2  All Day Tabea Society
  8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  7:00 p.m. Choir
  7:00 p.m. Elders’ Meeting
  7:30 p.m. Trustees’ Meeting
  8:00 p.m. Council Meeting
February 3 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class
February 5-6    Warriors for Christ Tourney @ Wyneken

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