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 cards in either entranceway of the church.  You may place the card in the offering plate or give it 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 4
January 30, 2005

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Worship Page 15
The Choir

TLH #668 - “Beatt Pauperes”

Hymns TLH #40; #383; #126; #127; #128; #439 ©
The Readings The People God Blesses
Micah 6:1-8 Blessed are those who fulfill God’s Law
I Corinthians 1:26-31 Blessed are the low and despised people of God
Matthew 5:1-12 Blessed are those with spiritual qualities
The Sermon

“The Parable of the Sower” – Luke 8:4-15
  1. The seed that fell along the path are those who heard
    1. But the Devil comes and takes the message away from their hearts.
    2. The Devil does this to keep them from being saved.
  2. The seed that fell on the rocky ground - they hear and …
    1. They receive it gladly.
    2. But it does not sink down into them
  3. The seed that fell along thorns - they hear but …
    1. Riches and worries and pleasures of this life crowd in and choke the Word.
    2. Their fruit never ripens.
  4. The seed that falls on the good soil - they too hear the message and …
    1. They retain it
    2. In a good and obedient heart
    3. They persist
    4. Until they bear fruit
The Acolyte Andrea Johnson

+ Soli Deo Gloria +

The choir will sing the odd verses of hymn 688 with the congregation singing the even verses.

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Nan Nidlinger, Sabrina Putteet, Karen Conrad, Lisa Kiess, Laura Knipstein, Remington Coy Bultemeier (his first!!), Jim Fuhrman, Allyssa Johnson, Adele Blomenberg, Allen Buuck, and Wava Lichtle.  We also remember in our prayers Dean Wass, our 6th grade teacher at Wyneken, Lisa Lee, one of our Sunday School teachers, and Gretchen Hudson who teaches in the public school 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 remember in our prayers Ed Werling, Frances Rush, grandmother of Kim Case, who is weakening health, Maxine Baumann, Sam Baumann’s mother, who is in the rehabilitation unit at Lutheran Hospital, Warren Nidlinger, John’s father, who has returned home, and Bryan Miller.

Our Ash Wednesday service will be at 7 p.m. on February 9.  The congregation is encouraged to start your Lenten journey with the hearing of the Word.  Pastor’s sermon, “I Am the Light of the World,” is from John 8:12-30.  Holy Communion will be celebrated.

Zion Lutheran Church in Decatur is offering a noon mid-week Lenten service.  If this time of the day is more convenient for you to worship, you are welcome to attend this service.  Pastor Dahling will be doing the liturgy at these services.

The parents of this year’s confirmands are asked to meet following the Ash Wednesday service.  The meeting shouldn’t take very long.  Thanks!

The LYF will be serving a midweek Lenten supper on Ash Wednesday.  You are invited to come to the Parish Hall and enjoy a supper of chili, chicken noodle soup, sloppy joes, desserts, and a drink.  Serving begins at 6 p.m. with a freewill offering being accepted.  Youth are to be at the Parish Hall by 5:15 p.m. that night and the freshmen are asked to bring a dessert (two pies, a 9” x 13” cake, or other 9” x 13” dessert).  Come and enjoy the food and fellowship!!

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.  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:  Remember everything on this earth belongs to God.  We are just stewards of it.  To some of us He has given little and to some He has given much.  If you have been blessed with “much,” keep in mind God expects you to do “much” with it.  That also means not holding grudges towards those who have been given little and need your help.  Give willingly and your reward in heaven will be great!

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?

You can find your Annual Reports and 2005 Membership Directory in the back of church.  Please pick up your copy this morning.

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 with Dean & Cindy Wass (623-2209) chairing the pies.  Please contact them if you would be willing to donate a salad or dessert.  If you would like to be on a specific committee, please contact the co-chairs. 

Chickens – 4 whole

Noodles – 18 lbs. (narrow cut)

Turkeys – 3 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



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. 

Our congregation’s men’s basketball team is off this week.  They will play Berne Missionary at 8 p.m. at Monmouth on Monday, February 7.

The LYF will have a short meeting in the choir loft following the worship service this morning to discuss the ski trip on February 6.  A count is needed of those who plan on going, who is willing to drive, etc.  We are leaving from the church parking lot at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, the 6th.  We will be heading to Ohio to ski this year. 

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.

The Hoagland Area Advancement Association invites you to their Pancake and Sausage Brunch today.  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 – 160; Sunday School – 31; Monday Night Bible Class - 6; Early-bird Bible Class - 9


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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 can still be phoned in to Sharon Franke (623-3992) as long as you contact her before 8 p.m. today.  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. 

Wyneken will have early dismissal on Monday, February 7, at 12:25 p.m.  North Adams will provide bus transportation both ways; Students riding East Allen busses will need to find a way home.  If you wish to use the Wyneken Extended Care for the afternoon, please call Tami Schultz (639-6064) prior to the 7th.  Thanks!

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.  Please continue to keep these families in your prayers.

The first-fourth grades are making valentine boxes and need empty tissue boxes (45 rectangular and 16 square boxes) and 22 cereal boxes as well as empty toilet and paper towel tubes.  If you have any to donate, you make take them to the classrooms.  Thanks!

Congratulations to the following Friedheim students who made 2nd quarter honor roll and 1st semester honor roll:  Gunnar Cale, Brittany Franke, Ashtyn Freimuth, Elliot Conrad, Paul Drier, Jenna Timm; Anna Buuck, Chris Gorman, and James Gorman.  The following received honorable mention for both the 2nd quarter and 1st semester:  Ethan Lichtle, Matt Gorman, Jessica Linnemeier; Allyssa Johnson, Elizabeth Kiefer, and Andrea Johnson.  The following made 2nd quarter honor roll and 1st semester honorable mention:  Allison Hormann and Alex Weiland. The following made 2nd quarter honorable mention and 1st semester honor roll:  Clayton Stoppenhagen.  Kevin Schultz made 1st semester honorable mention.

It’s time to start organizing the Wyneken Mini 4-H program for this year.  Leaders are desperately needed.    It would be unfortunate to have to discontinue this program at Wyneken and at the Adams County 4-H Fair, but this will happen if no one volunteers as a leader.  (This is a job that can be shared—several people stepping up to serve as leaders and then dividing the responsibilities works very well.)  If you would be willing to help or want more information, please contact Sharon Franke (623-3992) or Tami Schultz (547-4540).  Thanks!

Sporting News

The boys A team lost a heartbreaker to Concordia in overtime ending their LSAA tournament play.  They wish to thank their coaches—Bill Johnson, Scott Ainsworth, and Ron Bultemeier—for all the time and encouragement they gave them throughout the season.  Special thanks also to our 7th grade coaches—Mike Conrad and Kent Stoppenhagen.  The girls lost to Concordia on Thursday night. They also wish to thank their coaches—Lee Bradtmueller and Jim Zelt (A team) and Kent Kiefer (B team) for all that they have done throughout the season. 

Our 6th grade boys and JV girls finish up their seasons this afternoon as they play in the Bethlehem Ossian tournament.  The boys’ team plays in the championship against St. Peter-Immanuel at 5:30 p.m.  The girls’ team play at 4:15 p.m.

It’s Spirit Week for the varsity girls’ teams this week.  There is a poster contest—turn your poster in to the school office by Friday morning (half-size posters are available in the school office for 50 cents), and special days—Dress Up Day on Wednesday, Favorite Team Day on Thursday, and Red, White, & Blue Day on Friday.  A pep session will be held at 1:45 p.m. this Friday.  Good luck in the tourney, 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.  Check with a player for game times and opponents.

The 3rd and 4th grade (boys and girls) intramural program will be held on Saturday, February 5.  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 & Bible Class

  10:15 a.m. LYF Meeting 
MONDAY 7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class


6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class

  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
  7:00 p.m. LBI
WEDNESDAY 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
THURSDAY 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class @ Lucile Stoppenhagen’s


February 6 7:30 a.m.  LYF leaving for ski trip
  9:00 a.m. Worship Service with Holy Communion
  10:15 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Class
February 7 7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
  8:00 p.m. Men’s Basketball

February 8

6:00 a.m. Early-bird Bible Class
  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
  7:30 p.m. Altar Guild
February 9 6:00 p.m. LYF Supper
  7:00 p.m. Ash Wednesday Service with Holy Communion
  8:00 p.m. Confirmation Parents to meet
February 10  8:00 a.m. Thrivent Meeting @ Re/Max
  9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class

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