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.  If you are communing, please take a moment to complete the communion registration card and place it in the offering plate or give it to one of the Deacons.   Please worship with us again soon.


Lent 2
February 20, 2005

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Worship Page 32
The Choir “I Caused Thy Grief”
Hymns TLH #3; #439; #394; #307; #324; #550, vv. 3-4 ©
The Readings Faith in the Promises of God
Genesis 12:1-8 Faith accepts Jesus’ promise of eternal life
Romans 4:1-5; 13-17 Faith makes people righteous
John 4:5-26 Faith obeys God’s command and God’s promise

The Sermon

“Jesus leads us to know the gifts of God” – John 4:25-26

Jesus comes to us and offers Himself, to be known and to be enjoyed by all who would come to Him by faith.

Jesus makes us aware of our need for God’s gift.
Jesus shows us where to find God’s gift.
The Acolyte James Gorman

+ Soli Deo Gloria +

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week— Trevor Black, Rosa DeKoninck, Vivian Miller, Clayton Stoppenhagen, Kim Weiland, Tricia Bultemeyer, Kevin Buuck, Nathan Conrad, Alex Miller, Kylene Nidlinger, J.J. Everett, Janice Heimann, Joey Gorman, Gary Knipstein, and Ben Moeller.  We also remember in our prayers Michelle Martin, our 3rd grade teacher at Wyneken, Lin Gorman, one of our Sunday School teachers, and Monica Stoppenhagen who teaches at Heritage.  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 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 is recovering at home, Frank Hormann, cousin of Al Hormann and Hildegard Kiefer, Brittany and Craig Nern and their son, Hayden, who were in a traffic accident, and Bryan Miller.

We extend our Christian sympathy to the family and friends of Steve Zeller, brother-in-law of Don Gehres, who was called to his heavenly home last Saturday and was given Christian burial this past week.

Congratulations to Keith and Mitzi Gardner who will celebrate their first wedding anniversary tomorrow, February 21.  May the Lord continue to bless this family.

Our mid-week Lenten services continue.  Pastor Dahling’s sermon on the 23rd will be “I am the Good Shepherd.”  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 “Light to See.”

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

The LYF will have a short meeting this morning following the worship service.  Please meet in the church balcony (choir side).  Thanks!

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 regard to tithing, consider this thought:  “God does not need your money, He just needs you to let go of it.”  In other words, make sure God comes first and you will find your finances will be much easier to handle.

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 this afternoon at 5 p.m. to discuss it.  Please bring some snacks to share.

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

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!

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 still needed for the dinner.  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.     

Chickens – 1 whole

Frozen Mixed Vegetables – 20 lbs.

Cottage Cheese – 5 lbs.

Potatoes – 15 lbs.

Hamburger - 25 lbs.

Onions – 7 lbs.


Tomatoes – 8 qts.

Council Members:  The minutes from the February 1 Council meeting are in your slots in the entranceway of the church.  The next Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 8 (please note the change of date), at 8 p.m.

Our congregation’s men’s basketball team has finished regular season play.  Tournament play begins on Monday, February 28, at 8 p.m. at the Adams County Service Complex.  They will face United Brethren.  The winner of this game will move on to semi-final play on Monday, March 7, at 7 p.m., with the finals scheduled for 8 p.m. on the 7th.

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.

Have you listened to The Lutheran Hour radio program lately?  Find a station near you, or time in anytime by visiting www.lutheranhour.org.  Learn more about this inspirational Lutheran Hour Ministries’ program on Lutheran Hour Sunday, February 27, or visit www.lhm.org.

Have you lost a braided rug?  One was found outside in the front parking lot at church following a recent snowstorm.  If it is yours, please contact Kris Blomenberg. 

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 290; Sunday School – 57; Adult Bible Class – 20; Monday Night Bible Class - 6; Early-bird Bible Class – 12; Mid-Week Lenten Worship Service -- 83


Last Week’s

Weekly Budget

+/- for the Week

+/- for the Year

Home Purpose:










2/9 - $218.20
2/13 -
/16 - $154.30




Wyneken News

Since the first of January, SCRIP has given the PTL close to $5,000.  WOW!!  Thank you for your support.  SCRIP is available on Wednesday and Fridays after school in the front lobby and all day on Fridays in the school office.  We all love pizza!  On Sunday, March 6, the SCRIP committee will have a kick off to Lutheran Schools Week at Pizza Hut in Decatur.  Wyneken “Fun”draiser tickets are available from Kim Weiland or at school.  The tickets are good all day from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., even on the Sunday buffet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Present your ticket when you pay for your meal and Pizza Hut will rebate 10% of your purchase back to Wyneken.  Remember to buy Pizza Hut SCRIP to use as payment and Wyneken benefits twice.  Make plans to meet your family and friends for some fun and laughs and support our school at the same time.  You can 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. 

Students who ride North Adams’ busses will need to find transportation home on Thursday and Friday, February 24 and 25.  North Adams is having parent/teacher conferences those days and only having a half-day of school.

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.

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

The 7th grade parents are asked to meet in the multi-purpose room (old cafeteria) on Thursday, February 24, at 7:30 p.m.  Items to be discussed are the fundraisers (which ones and who will chair the committees) for the class for the DC trip and questions concerning the trip itself.

An open house to view the science fair projects completed by our 6th through 8th graders will be held today from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

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

If you have a 7th or 8th grade student and are interested in the Twenty-first Century Scholarship program, registration forms are available in the school office. 

Coming Up:  National Lutheran Schools Week will be held the week of March 6-12.  Plans and special events will be held that week.  More information will be coming home with your child soon.

Sporting News

Wrestling season begins with a meet at St. Peter, Goeglein, on Thursday, February 24, beginning at 4:15 p.m.

The 3rd and 4th grade (boys and girls) intramural program will be held on Saturday, February 26.  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
  10:15 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class

  10:15 a.m. LYF Meeting
  5:00 p.m. Book discussion @ Mike Conrad’s
MONDAY 7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
    Items for Newsletter due in church office
TUESDAY 6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class

  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
WEDNESDAY 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


February 27 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service - Reaffirmation of Baptism – DJ Kitson
Door Collection – Lutheran Hour Ministries

  10:00 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Class
February 28 7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
  8:00 p.m. Men’s basketball @ Service Complex
March 1 6:00 a.m. Early-bird Bible Class
  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
March 2 All Day  Tabea Society Business Meeting & Quilting
  7:00 p.m. Midweek Lenten Service (Refreshments served following service)
March 3 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class

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