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 a communion registration card.  The card can be put in the offering plate or given to one of the Deacons.  Please worship with us again soon.

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Palm Sunday
March 20, 2005

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Worship Page 15
The Choir “Lord of Our Hearts”
Hymns TLH #162; #160; #309; #376, #386; #339 ©
The Readings The Sufferings of God’s Servants
Isaiah 50:4-9a God’s servant suffers willingly
Philippians 2:5-11 Jesus obediently humbles Himself to die
Matthew 21:1-11 Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem

The Sermon

“Christ’s Triumphant Entry into Jerusalem – Matthew 21:1-11

     1.     
Consider the donkey
     2.     
The colt is a perfect reflection of Jesus’ ministry.
The Acolyte Kevin Schultz

+ Soli Deo Gloria +

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week— Kurt Bradtmueller, Tiffany Brodbeck, Marlene Conrad, Sara Des Jean, Tina Geels, Bonnie Werling, Jacob Baumann, Lydia Kalthoff (her 97th!), Kent Kiefer, Brian Moeller, Leonard Bultemeier, Stanley Fuhrmann, and matt Gorman.  We also remember in our prayers Deb Olson, our Pre-Kindergarten teacher at Wyneken, Bonnie Buuck, one of our Sunday School teachers, and Jenny Schamerloh who teaches at Concordia Elementary.  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 and Maxine Baumann, Sam Baumann’s mother, who have returned home, Sara Horton who is in intensive care at Parkview, Ed Aspy, and Bryan Miller.

We welcome into church membership through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism Madison Grace Schuller, daughter of Daniel & Elizabeth (Avary) Schuller.  Madison was baptized last Friday, March 18, with Jeff and Robin Secaur serving as her godparents.  May the Good Shepherd keep an ever-watchful eye on this most precious of His lambs.

We invite you to attend our Maundy Thursday worship service when the sermon will be “The Suffering of Christ.”  On Good Friday, Pastor’s sermon will be “Jesus’ Word of Intercession.”  Both services begin at 7 p.m. with Holy Communion celebrated at both.  

Included in this morning’s bulletin is our weekly study guide, “Time in the Word.”  

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:  LC-MS Stewardship Principle #3:  God’s Stewards are Saints and Sinners.  What does this mean?  God’s stewards rejoice in and live out what the Lord has declared them to be through the cross.  At the same time, His stewards recognize they are sinners who fight sin and its consequences.

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?

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!

The LWML Thursday morning Bible class will next meet on Thursday, March 31, at 9 a.m. at the home of Marlene Conrad.

There will be a door collection today to benefit International Missions and Worship for Shut Ins.

The LYF will be serving an Easter breakfast between the Easter dawn and Easter festival service on the 27th of March in the Parish Hall.  The menu includes scrambled eggs, breakfast rolls, ham, toast, fruit salad, coffee, juice, and milk.  A free will donation will be accepted.   The youth are reminded to bring sweet rolls and any other item requested.

A big thank you to all who helped make the Soup & Sandwich such a success last Sunday.  Everyone’s contribution was appreciated.  We served 386 (dine in) and 89 in the carryout and drive thru area.  We raised $3,363 from the meal and $730.25 in the craft and bake sale area for a total profit of $4,093.25.  This money will go towards the repair of the church’s foundation and landscaping.  Again, thank you for making our jobs as committee chairs so pleasant!  -- Denny & Angie Werling & Kim & Roz Schamerloh

Thrivent GivingPlus Program

The Wyneken Expansion project has been completed; however, the Thrivent Giving Plus program still offers the opportunity to make your contributions go farther.  It was decided at the January, 2005 Annual Voters’ Meeting to keep open Friedheim’s “Wyneken” bank account in order to take full advantage of this Thrivent program for our 300+ Thrivent members.   (Please note that Thrivent has just changed the maximum contribution to be matched from $400 to $600 per eligible member.)

The money contributed to this account will be used on conjunction with the general fund to make our monthly payments to Wyneken.  Please consider donating a portion of your home-purpose contributions through this program, under the following guidelines:

v     Make checks payable to Wyneken, not to Friedheim.  This is necessary to receive the matching funds.  Be sure to clearly note “Wyneken” on the envelope you used to make this contribution.

v     There is no need to give more than $600 per Thrivent member to this program, as that is the maximum that qualifies for the match.  Thrivent matches 50 cents on the dollar up to this limit for a maximum $300 match. (Please note the change in amounts.)

v     Make your contribution as early in the year as you can.  There is a fixed dollar amount set aside by Thrivent for matches, and once it has been reached, contributions will no longer be matched.

v     For this same reason, send in your GivingPlus form as soon as you have completed your donations to the program for the year.

The Poe Volunteer Firefighting Association invites you to their pancake and sausage meal today.  Serving began at 9 a.m. and continues until 1 p.m.  Come out and support our volunteers!

Our family always appreciates Pastor Dahling in our routine lives.  Then when you hit the tough spots in life, you really realize how fortunate we are to have him there.  During those tough times, Pastor literally walks through the door and tells you it’s not going to be easy, but you will get through it.  Thank you Pastor Dahling for all the time that you spent with Fern and us.  The visits at the hospital, at home, and in the funeral home provided more comfort than you will ever know.  Thanks to all who have offered kind words and have kept us in their prayers.  We cherish our friends here at Friedheim.  We especially thank Cheryl Kiefer and Zach Lichtle for the compassion that you both gave to Fern in the hospital during her final days here on earth.  May God bless you all.  – Elmo Ehlerding, Randy, Pam, Karly, & Kolton Everett

We want to let you know how much your words of comfort, care, and concern meant to our families when we lost our beloved Ivy.  It is hard to find the right words to express how you have helped us during those very difficult first days.  Please continue to remember us in your prayers as we continue to deal with our loss.  May the Lord bless you all. – David Mourey family & Kelly Stelow family

LYF Easter Breakfast

 Scrambled Eggs
Ham
Sweet Rolls
Fruit Salad

Toast
Coffee, Juice, Milk

Serving will begin immediately between the Sunrise service and the Easter festival service.  Please join us for an opportunity for Christian fellowship (and some good food) in the Parish Hall on Easter Sunday.

A free-will donation will be accepted.

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 201; Monday Night Bible Class - 6; Early-bird Bible Class – 11; Mid-Week Lenten Worship Service -- 89

OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Last Week’s

Weekly Budget

+/- for the Week

+/- for the Year

Home Purpose:

 

 

 

$4,024.02

 $5,888.40

-$1,864.38

-$13,438.66

Missions:

 

3/13 - $188.00
3/16 - $138.69

$408.65

-$81.96

-$447.56

Wyneken News

SCRIP is available on Wednesday and Fridays after school in the front lobby and all day on Fridays in the school office.  Pizza Hut has given us a check for $221.45 from the recent fundraiser (that’s over $2,200 worth of pizza bought on the 6th!).  Thanks to all who participated in this fundraising event.  Don’t forget SCRIP when doing your Easter shopping.  SCRIP gift cards make great Easter basket surprises!  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.  (Rich and Kim have moved—their new address is 11233 N  650 W-1, Ossian with their phone number being 639-3804.)  If you use the school’s address (scrip@wyneken.org), Kim can’t respond to your E-mail.

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. 

Please turn in your “Box Tops for Education” sometime in March as we wish to submit them by March 31.  Our goal was to raise $1,000 for the library with this program.  We are nearing the $700 mark.  Thanks to all who have helped us!

The third quarter ended last Friday.  Report cards will be issued on Thursday, March 24.

Parents are reminded to call the school office by 8 a.m. if your child will be absent due to illness or other reason or tardy because of morning appointments.  Students not in the building (non-bus riders) by 8 a.m. are considered tardy.

The PTL is sponsoring a mother/son bowling activity today at the 224 Bowl in Decatur (formerly known as Villa Lanes) from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.  The cost is $5 per person for bowling, food, and drinks. 

Students who ride North Adams’ buses will need to find transportation to and from school Monday-Thursday, March 21-24.  There will be no school on Good Friday, March 25.

Wyneken will hold their parent/teacher conferences on Wednesday evening, March 30, and Thursday afternoon and evening, March 31.  School will dismiss at 12:25 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, March 31 and April 1.  All students will need to be picked up on the 31st and 1st.

Wyneken childcare will be available on March 31 and April 1.  Please call Tami Schultz (639-6064) to make arrangements for your child on those days.

Registration forms for the 2005-2006 school year will be mailed the latter part of March.  Our kindergarten program will go for three full days (Monday-Wednesday-Friday) next year, with the Pre-K program offering morning and afternoon sessions (depending upon the number of students enrolled).  If you know of a family who might be interested in enrolling their children at Wyneken or if you have had a change of address, please contact the school office. 

North Adams kindergarten round-up will be held on Tuesday, April 5, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Northwest Elementary School on Dayton Avenue in Decatur.  If your child will be five years old on or before July 1, 2005, he/she is eligible for kindergarten.  If your child is attending Wyneken, they need to go to this round-up.  You will need your child’s immunization records, birth certificate, and social security number.

Children in grades K – 2 are welcome to join the Wyneken Mini 4-H program.  An information packet will be going home with the children soon.  The first meeting will be Tuesday, March 29, from 2:45 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the cafeteria, with meetings also on April 12, 19, & 26.  The meetings have been restructured to be more organized than in the past, following the protocol that the Junior 4-H clubs use.  Projects (three) for the Adams County 4-H Fair will be completed during the meetings.  If your child chooses to join the Wyneken club, we do ask that they also participate in the County Fair to make it a complete and beneficial learning experience for the child.  If you have any questions, you can contact the following adult leaders—Cindy Gallmeyer, Tami Schultz, Suzie Steiner, Jennie Schieferstein, Trisha Hockemeyer, Sharon Franke, or Tina Geels.

Market day order forms need to be returned to school by Thursday, March 24, with Internet orders due by noon on Saturday, March 26.  Delivery date is Thursday, March 31, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.  New to Market Day are bacon wrapped ranch steaks ($12.99), chicken parmesan ($9.99), lemon lime ice ($10), cheesy garlic bread ($12), and five cheese stone fired pizza ($12).  Specials this month include mac and cheese ravioli ($4.49), St. Louis Style Ribs ($5.99) with a limit of eight, filet of sirloin ($23.99), Cugino’s garlic schmarlic dipz and veggie weggie dipz ($3.99), Italian-style meatballs ($6.99), popcorn shrimp ($12.35), breaded chicken breast patties ($13.49), chicken bites ($11.49), herb & garlic ChicNSteakes ($8.95), smashed cauliflower ($7.89), Mexican chili crispitos ($8.99), Italian wedding soup ($8.49), fat free brownies ($7.99), and breakfast quesadillas ($8.99).  If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Franke at 623-3992.

Are you interested in bidding on the lawn care job at Wyneken?  If so the School Board needs your bid by April 7.  If you have any questions or wish to submit a bid, please contact one of our School Board members—Mike Conrad, Kent Stoppenhagen, or Randy Everett.

Sporting News

Congratulations to our Friedheim wrestlers who participated in last week’s Concordia Open.  Placing first was Kevin Schultz with seconds received by Jacob Bergman, Derek Schultz, Chris Gorman, and Elliot Conrad.  James Gorman placed fourth, Paul Drier fifth, and Kyle Freimuth sixth.  Great job, guys!

Girls’ varsity soccer practice begins tomorrow from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. with a parent meeting scheduled for the varsity girls on Monday at 4:30 p.m.  JV practice will also begin soon.

THIS WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

TODAY 9:00 a.m. Worship Service
Door Collection for International Missions & Worship for Shut Ins
  9 am – 1 p.m. Poe Pancake & Sausage
  10:15 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class

  3:00 p.m. Mother/Son Bowling
MONDAY 7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
TUESDAY 6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class

  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
WEDNESDAY 7:00 p.m. Choir
THURSDAY 8:20 a.m. Chapel at Wyneken
  7:00 p.m. Maundy Thursday Worship with Holy Communion
FRIDAY 7:00 p.m. Good Friday Service of Darkness with Holy Communion
SATURDAY    Easter Garden Set Up

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

March 27 6:30 a.m.

Easter Sunrise Service

  7:15 a.m. LYF Easter Breakfast 
  9:00 a.m. Easter Sunday Worship Service with Holy Communion
March 28 7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
March 29 6:00 a.m. Early-bird Bible Class
  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
March 30 7:00 p.m. Choir
March 31 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class @ Marlene Conrad’s

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