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.


Lent 1
February 13, 2005

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Worship Page 5
The Choir

“The Tree of Life”

Hymns TLH #446; #262; #550, vv. 1-2 ©
The Readings The Source & Solution of Sin
Genesis 2:7-9, 15-17, 3:1-7 Yielding to temptation is sin
Romans 5:12, 17-19 Sin’s solution is the one man Jesus
Matthew 4:1-11 Temptation to sin can be conquered
The Sermon

“The Temptation of Jesus—Who’s word are you willing to take?” - Matthew 4:1-11

The first word that man hears concerns how he receives God’s Word (v. 4).
     2.       The third word that man hears concerns how he is to live out God’s Word (vv. 8-9).
The Acolyte Mike Buuck

+ Soli Deo Gloria +

The cross of Christ is the tree of life, in which are found all the blessings of eternal life and salvation.  God now invites all people to freely eat of its pure and living fruit so that they too might enjoy such blessings.  Please reflect on this while the choir sings, “The Tree of Life.”

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week— Brett Conrad, Doris Conrad, Rudy Eidam, Gary Heckman, Jon Kiefer, Lisa Bultemeier, Jim Bultemeyer, Dorothy Droege, Donna Hileman, Christine Hoffman, Lynn Fuhrmann, Laurina Conrad, Randy Everett, Brayton Kaehr, Ryan Linnemeier, Merilyn Stoppenhagen, Mitch Baumann, Pam Everett, Don Gehres, Gretchen Hudson, and Beth Kitson.  We also remember in our prayers Mary Nichols, our 4th grade teacher at Wyneken, Stan Stoppenhagen, one of our Sunday School teachers, and Lisa Kiess who teaches at Adams Central.  May our loving Savior direct, bless, and guide their lives.

We rejoice with Jim and Cheryl Bultemeyer who are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary today.  The flowers placed on the altar are in honor of this special day, placed there with love and admiration by their children and grandchildren.  May the Lord continue to be the center of their home.

Alfred Buuck’s family has also placed flowers in church to the glory of God and in loving memory of Alfred.

We remember in our prayers the friends and family of Frances Rush, grandmother of Kim Case, who was called to her heavenly home this past week and was given Christian burial.  May our loving Savior put His comforting arms around those that mourn and remind them of that great day when they will be reunited with their loved ones in heaven.

May the Great Physician grant health and strength to all who are in need.   We remember in our prayers Eldora Fuelling who is in the extended care unit of Adams County Memorial Hospital, Maxine Baumann, Sam Baumann’s mother, who is also in the extended care unit at Adams County, Marvin Drier’s father, Marvin, who had surgery this past week, and Bryan Miller.

Our mid-week Lenten services continue.  Pastor Dahling’s sermon on the 16th will be “I am the Gate/Door.”  Church begins at 7 p.m.  The Board of Stewardship will be serving light refreshments following the worship service that evening in the church basement.  

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.

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

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

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:  What if your income suddenly doubled?  What if your income was cut in half?  In either case, you might find some significant changes happening in your life!  Do you know what would happen if everyone in our church would tithe?  Gifts to the church would triple, meaning that we alone as a church could fund several whole mission fields!  We could also look at ways to support families, children, the elderly, the needy, and much more.  Consider giving your tithe monetarily and/or with your time and talents.  The rewards are immeasurable!

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?

Are you reading “Why I Am a Lutheran” by Rev. Preus?  If so, you are invited to the home of Mike and Denise Conrad on Sunday, February 20, at 5 p.m. to discuss it.

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.  As you can see, the list is getting shorter.  Thanks to all of those who have so graciously donated so far.  If you are willing to donate any of these remaining items, please contact Denny & Angie Werling (547-4337) or Kim & Roz Schamerloh (724-8772).  Pies and salads are also needed.  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 – 1 whole

Beef Broth – 5 gallons

Lettuce – 2 heads

Cabbage – 2 heads

Hamburger - 25 lbs.

Celery – 2 heads

Potatoes – 15 lbs.

Tomatoes – 8 qts.

Pear Halves – 4 quarts

Onions – 7 lbs.

Peach Halves – 8 quarts

Horseradish Sauce – 2 squirt bottles


Pineapple Slices – 6 quarts

As noted in the Annual Meeting minutes, if you contributed to the Wyneken Expansion project in 2004 and wanted your contribution to be used to help pay our monthly obligation to Wyneken, you need to contact Mike Heckman.  We are asking that this be done by April 1.  Thanks!

Our congregation’s men’s basketball team plays Church of God at 6 p.m. at Bellmont Middle School on Monday, February 14.

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(9060 NW Winchester Road) Saturday, February 19, at 7 p.m.  If you could, please bring some snacks to share.  Hope to see you!!

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 today, 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.

Members are reminded that when they wish to use the Parish Hall or borrow tables, chairs, roasters, etc., that our Parish Hall custodian, Cheryl Bultemeyer (639-6431), needs to be contacted.  She keeps the master schedule of when the Hall is being used.  Your cooperation is much appreciated.

For 75 years, The Lutheran Hour radio program has shared a changeless Christ with a changing world.  The message of The Lutheran Hour has remained the same:  in Jesus Christ alone is salvation.  Learn more about this inspirational Lutheran Hour Ministries’ program on Lutheran Hour Sunday, February 27, or visit www.lhm.org.

Notes From Our Sister Congregations

New Hope Lutheran Church in Ossian is having a Senior Citizen’s (55 years of age or better) Dinner and Program on Thursday, February 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in their Fellowship Hall of their new addition.  There will be a sing-a-long with Ed Higgins.  Pharmacist Angel Heyerly will be the educational speaker on medication safety.  A free-will offering will be taken to defray the cost of the food.  Please call the church office (622-7954) by Monday, February 14, to make reservations.

Zion Lutheran School in Decatur would like to invite all Wyneken families to their carnival this afternoon 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.

As We Prepare for Easter

The Lenten season is a time for

A time for all persons to
Examine their lives
Evaluate their priorities
Establish stronger ties with God and others;

A time for us to
Share our Faith
Serve others
Do good to others
            Deepen our friendships and
            Pray for one another.   ----- G. Todd Roberts

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 281 with 169 receiving Holy Communion; Sunday School – 42; Adult Bible Class – 12; Monday Night Bible Class - NA; Early-bird Bible Class – NA; Ash Wednesday Worship Service -- 129 with 101 receiving Holy Communion 


Last Week’s

Weekly Budget

+/- for the Week

+/- for the Year

Home Purpose:










1/30 - $103.00
2/6 -




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.

Market Day specials this month include cod ($8.89), lemon herb ChicNSteakes ($8.95) ChicNSteakes ($11.99), apple French toast bake ($7.99), bacon slices ($9.99), sweet corn casserole ($7.29), asparagus spears ($9.59), and pretzels ($7.99).  New items include frozen fruit pops ($5.99), individual pot pies ($7.98), single serve pot roast ($8.99), and pesto ravioli ($7.99). You will receive a free Crayola fun pack with any purchase this month.  Frequent buyers are reminded to order this month so you can receive your free trial size chicken parmesan, a $4.99 value.  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. 

The PTL Father(Grandfather/Favorite Uncle/Special Friend)/Daughter Dance will be held this afternoon 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).  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.

Midterm ends this Tuesday, February 15.  Reports will be sent home with the students on the 18th.

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.

An open house to view the science fair projects completed by our 6th through 8th graders will be held on Sunday, February 20, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.  (If you still don’t have your display board, you can purchase one in the school office for $3.)

The next PTL meeting is Monday, February 21, at 7 p.m.  The 8th graders are pro viding childcare for a donation of $1 per child.

Sporting News

The girls’ A team finished in third place at last weekend’s Warriors for Christ tournament.  Thanks to all those who came out to support both teams.

The 3rd and 4th grade (boys and girls) intramural program will be held on Saturday, February 19.  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           
  10:00 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class

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

Early-bird Bible Class

  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
WEDNESDAY All Day Tabea Society Extra Quilting
  8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  7:00 p.m. Mid-week Lenten Service (Refreshments served following service)
THURSDAY 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class @ Marlene Conrad’s
  11:30 a.m. Senior Citizens Event @ New Hope
SATURDAY 7:00 p.m. JETS @ Stan & Tami Stoppenhagen’s


February 20 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

  10:15 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Class
  5:00 p.m. Book Discussion at Mike Conrad’s
February 21 7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
    Articles for March newsletter due in church office
February 22 6:00 a.m. Early-bird Bible Class
  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
February 23 7:00 p.m. Midweek Lenten Service (Refreshments served following service)
February 24 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class

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