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.


Transfiguration Sunday
February 6, 2005

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Worship Page 46
The Choir

“Worthy of All Glory”

Hymns TLH #8; #135; #657; WS #819; #421; #35 ©
The Readings An Experience with God
Exodus 24:12, 15-18  An experience with God reveals His glory
2 Peter 1:16-19 Disciples testify to the reality of Jesus’ experience with God
Matthew 17:1-9  An experience with God is transforming
The Sermon

“The Transfiguration of our Lord” – Matthew 17:1-9

The transfiguration gives us four certain realities.
The transfiguration gives us today a sense of awe for the holy.
A command to listen and obey, “This is My Son, listen to Him.”
     3.     An opportunity to witness, “Tell no one until the Son is risen from the dead.”
     4.     An example of service.  “Lord it is good to be here, if You wish we can make three booths…”   
This is the Father's Son - the beloved - may we listen and learn from Him.
The Acolyte Andrea Johnson

+ Soli Deo Gloria +

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week— Adele Blomenberg, Allen Buuck, Wava Lichtle, Chris Lichtle, Tyler Stoppenhagen, Jo Buuck (her 91st!), Mark Conrad, Todd Lee, and Adam Sielschott.  We also remember in our prayers Rich Schwantz, our 5th grade teacher at Wyneken, Tami Schultz, one of our Sunday School teachers, and Linda Keuneke who teaches at Bishop Luers High School.  May our loving Savior direct, bless, and guide their lives.

May the God of all comfort be with those who mourn.  We pray that He puts His comforting arms around the families of Ed Werling who was called to his heavenly home last Tuesday, February 1, and was given Christian burial this past Friday and Revs. Daniel and Bill Brege whose mother, Edna Brege, was called to her heavenly home this past week and was given Christian burial last Wednesday, February 2.

May the Great Physician grant health and strength to all who are in need.   We remember in our prayers 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, Marlin Keidel who was a patient at Lutheran Hospital this past week, and Bryan Miller.

Our Ash Wednesday service will be at 7 p.m. on February 9.  The congregation is encouraged to start the 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. on Wednesday 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!!

Included in this morning’s bulletin is our weekly study guide, “Time in the Word.”   This week’s theme is “The Source & Solution of Sin.”

The Lenten devotional, “The Lord’s Prayer,” written by and for our members is being distributed this morning.  If you would like a copy, you can pick one up in either entranceway of the church this morning.

Pastor Marvin Hinkle will be the guest speaker on Worship for Shut Ins this week.  The show airs 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:  In the article entitled “It’s Hard to Imagine!,”  Rev. Daniel May writes:  “The farm crops were really good in many parts of our Indiana District this past year.  But the gas prices were so high!  Imagine a farmer looking over the field that is ‘ripe for harvest’ and concluding that he can’t harvest because gas is too expensive.”  Our mission field is ripe, but we can’t harvest it without the resources to pay for the gas!  Consider your part in making sure the resources are available for the harvest.

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?

Altar Guild meets this Tuesday, February 8, in the church basement.  Anyone who would like to help with this group is encouraged to attend this meeting.

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



Our congregation’s men’s basketball team plays Berne Missionary at 8 p.m. at Monmouth on Monday, February 7.

Have you missed JETS (Just Everyone Together Socially)?  This is an opportunity for the adult members of our congregation (couples or singles) to get together and enjoy some Christian fellowship.  Stan and Tami Stoppenhagen are hosting this group at their home on Saturday, February 19, at 7 p.m.  If you could, please bring some snacks to share.  Hope to see you!!

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.

On October 2, 1930, the first broadcast of The Lutheran Hour radio program aired with Dr. Walter A. Maier as speaker.  Seventy-five years later, with the voice of Speaker Rev. Ken Klaus, The Lutheran Hour continues to support the efforts of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod in proclaiming Christ to all people.  Learn more about this inspirational Lutheran Hour Ministries’ program on Lutheran Hour Sunday, February 27, or visit www.lhm.org.

Thank you very much to everyone that sent cards in remembrance of my 90th birthday.  God’s blessings to you.  --  Helen Erxleben

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 234 with 145 receiving Holy Communion; Sunday School – 46; Adult Bible Class – 16; Monday Night Bible Class - 4; Early-bird Bible Class - 10 


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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.  We have a new vendor to announce.  Goody’s Family Clothing in Decatur has gift cards in $25 denominations with a 5% profit for Wyneken.  Also, mark Sunday, March 6, on your calendar as this will be a Wyneken fundraising day at Pizza Hut.  More information will be coming home about this.  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 school is interested in computerizing the library.  People are needed to assist with the forming of a plan, researching the costs, writing the grant request, and completing the task.  If you would be interested in being a part of this, please come to a meeting on Monday, February 7, at 7 p.m. in the Wyneken library.  If you have any questions, you may contact Susie Ehlerding or Rae Fuhrmann at Wyneken (639-6177). 

Market Day order forms need to be returned to school by Friday, February 25, with Internet orders due by noon on the 26th. Pick-up date is on Thursday, March 3, between 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.  Questions?  Give Sharon Franke (623-3992) a call. 

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!

On February 10, East Allen will have a two-hour late start.  East Allen students will need to find transportation to school that day.  There will be transportation home.

The PTL Father(Grandfather/Favorite Uncle/Special Friend)/Daughter Dance will be held on Sunday, February 13, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Wyneken.  The cost is $10 per adult (the young ladies attend free).  A light dinner, catered by Norm Schueler, will be provided with photos available by Dave Schueler (for an additional small fee).  Registration forms are in the office.  There is still time to attend.

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!

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!

Bellmont’s freshmen orientation will be held on Tuesday, February 15, at the high school at 7 p.m.  If you can’t attend, you need to contact the school (724-7121) for information.

Wyneken is participating in “Pennies for Patients,” a program sponsored by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  Students are asked to bring in their loose change over the next three weeks (through February 25).  There will be containers in the classrooms for these donations. 

The East Allen Community School’s School Board will be making a decision on the transportation of parochial students on Tuesday, February 15.  The meeting is at 7:30 p.m.  If you are interested in this issue, you should attend this meeting.

Zion Lutheran School in Decatur would like to invite all Wyneken families to their carnival on Sunday, February 13, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Family Life Center.  There will be food, games, prize drawings, bingo, and much, much more.  All proceeds are designated to go for library books and computer software.

Sporting News

Placement games for the Warriors for Christ tournament will be held today at Wyneken at 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.  Come out and enjoy the games!

Our 6th grade boys ended their season by winning the Bethlehem tournament last Sunday.  The JV girls finished their season with a fourth place finish at the Bethlehem Ossian tournament. 

The 3rd and 4th grade (boys and girls) intramural program will be held on Saturday, February 12.  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

MONDAY 7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
  8:00 p.m. Men’s Basketball
TUESDAY 6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class

  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
  7:30 p.m. Altar Guild   
WEDNESDAY 8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  6:00 p.m. Lenten Supper in the Parish Hall
  7:00 p.m. Ash Wednesday Worship with Holy Communion
  8:00 p.m. Confirmation Parents to meet
THURSDAY 8:00 a.m. Thrivent Meeting at Re/Max
  9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class @ Lucile Stoppenhagen’s


February 13 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service

  10:00 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Class
February 14  6:00 p.m. Men’s Basketball
  7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
February 15 6:00 a.m. Early-bird Bible Class
  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
February 16 All Day Tabea Society Extra Quilting
  7:00 p.m. Midweek Lenten Service (Refreshments served following service)
February 17 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class

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