Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

We welcome all who worship with us.  If you are communing, please take a moment to complete a communion registration card and give it to one of the Deacons or place it in the offering plate.  There are cards in either entranceway of the church.  If you are visiting us today, please sign one of the guest registries located at either entrance of the church.  Please worship with us again soon.

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Epiphany 2
January 15, 2006

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Service

Page 32

The Hymns

TLH #13; #270; #445; #370; #308; #46

The Readings

The Call to Glory

I Samuel 3:1-10  The call to a vocation
I Corinthians 6:16-20 The call to glorify God in the body
John 1:43-51 The call to discipleship

Sermon

“Heeding God’s Call!” – I Samuel 3:1-10

1.       Is God’s clear voice rare these days?

2.       Do we have a sense of God’s presence?

3.       Do we listen when God speaks?

The Acolyte

Elizabeth Kiefer

+  Soli Deo Gloria  +

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Ethan Lehman, Armilla Conrad, Cam Thieme, Hanna Walker, Shelby Kiess, Christopher Schuller, Madison Grace Schuller (her first), and Emily Conrad.  We also remember all those involved in education including our Wyneken resource teacher, Cindy Roy, Stan Stoppenhagen, one of our Sunday School teachers, and Monica Stoppenhagen who teaches at Heritage Junior High.  May our loving Savior direct, bless, and guide their lives.

May the Great Physician grant health and strength to all who are in need of His healing hand.  We remember in our prayers Sylvia Scheumann, Lucile Stoppenhagen, Hubert Fuelling who is now home, Eldina Boese, Gary Jeffrey, Sandy Franz, Ed Aspy, Katie Aspy, and Alice Bruick and Delmar Fuelling, siblings of Cindy Wass.

We remember in our prayers the friends and family of Ruby Miller, Leesa Heckman’s aunt, who was called to her heavenly home this past Thursday and will be given Christian burial tomorrow.  May the God of all comfort be with those who mourn and remind them of that great day when they will be reunited with their loved one in heaven.

Today’s lesson in Adult Bible Class is “Moses Before Pharaoh.”  “But they refuse to listen!” Have you ever encountered someone who would not budge, who rejected every reasonable offer? Such was the case when Moses and Aaron stood before Pharaoh. Nine plagues will visit Egypt, yet at every turn the Lord hardens Pharaoh’s heart.

Included in this morning’s bulletin is our weekly study guide, “Time in the Word.”  This week’s theme is “The Time has Come.”  Vicar Jeff Keuning, who is serving at Peace, Berne, wrote this month’s study guides.  

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. 

 

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?

 

Stewardship Committee’s Food for Thought: Herod received the itinerant Wise Men, pretending that he, too, wanted to worship the Christ Child.  Out of ignorance about who Jesus was and feeling that this baby was a threat to his throne, his real intention was to do away with the Child.  People today are still ignorant and still feel threatened.  Like the Wise Men who simply quoted the words of prophecy to Herod, we can share the Good News of God’s Word so that hearts and minds might be opened to the truth about the Savior of the world.

 

Plans are being made for our 2006 Soup & Sandwich Dinner.  This year’s co-chairs are Kim & Roz Schamerloh and Joe & Lin Gorman.  Sub-committees are being formed.  If in the next few weeks you don’t receive a phone call but would like to be on one of the committees, please contact the Schamerloh’s or the Gorman’s.   To make our dinner a success, your help is always needed not only to serve on a committee, but your willingness to donate the ingredients for all our wonderful food selections.  Below is a list of needed items.  If you are willing to donate any of the following, please contact Kim or Roz (724-8772) or Joe or Lin (547-4385). 
 

Bacon – 3 lbs.

Smoked ham – 15 lbs.

Pork Shoulder – 16 lbs.

Beef – 2 cans (large)

Onions – 10 lbs.

Navy Beans – 22 lbs.

Carrots – 2 lbs.

Chickens – 7 whole

Noodles – 18 lbs. (narrow cut)

Turkey – 4 whole

Beef Broth – 5 gallons

Lettuce – 2 heads

Cabbage – 2 heads

Celery – 2 bunches

Potatoes – 15 lbs.

Tomatoes – 8 quarts

Tomato Juice – 8 quarts

Hamburger – 45 lbs.

Ketchup – 3 gallons

Ketchup – 2 squeeze bottles

Brown Sugar – 2 lbs.

Worcestershire Sauce – 1 bottle

Hot Dogs – 20 lbs.

Mustard – 2 squirt bottles

Horseradish Sauce – 2 squirt bottles

Pickle Relish – 2 squirt bottles

Coffee (regular) – 3 lbs.

Coffee (decaf) – 3 lbs.

Peach Halves – 8 quarts

Pear halves – 4 quarts

Pineapple Slices – 6 quarts

Chocolate Pudding – 1 gallon

Vanilla Pudding – 1 gallon

Tapioca Pudding – 1 gallon

Cottage Cheese – 5 lbs.

Frozen Mixed Vegetables – 20 lbs.

 

If you wish to donate cash for the committee to buy needed items, it would also be appreciated.  As the dinner becomes closer, salads and desserts will also be needed.  Watch the bulletin and/or newsletter for the most up-to-date information.  Additional high chairs and booster seats are needed.  If you will loan these items for the dinner, contact the Schamerloh’s or Gorman’s.  At next Sunday’s Annual Meeting, the congregation will decide to what project this year’s profits will be designated.

 

The men’s basketball team will play Grace Bible Missionary tomorrow, January 16, at 7 p.m. at the Service Complex. 

Make plans to attend the Annual Meeting of our congregation.  It will be held immediately following the worship service next Sunday, January 22.

 

LYF Members:  Next Sunday, January 22, we will meet at Wyneken for a gym night from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Pizza will be provided.  Please bring your own pop.  See you there!  Our annual ski trip will be held on Sunday, February 26.  Adult drivers will be needed.  If you want to help drive (and join us in skiing), please contact one of the LYF counselors—Stan & Tami Stoppenhagen, Mike & Denise Conrad, or Jerry Bultemeyer.  The LYF will also meet on February 19 to finalize plans for the trip.  The location and time of the meeting has yet to be determined.  Watch the newsletter and/or bulletin for more information.

 

Our church is in need of a third coordinator to act as Friedheim’s representative on Thrivent’s Financial for Lutherans congregational board.  If you are willing to serve in this capacity, please contact Kris Blomenberg or Mike Heckman. 

 

Information about this year’s LBI (Lutheran Bible Institute) classes was included in January’s Zionews.  You may pre-register with Tim Blomenberg, Walter Nuerge, or Dennis Werling.

 

Don’t forget to check out our website, www.zionfriedheim.org.  Besides information on activities, bulletins and newsletters are also posted on-line.

 

The Decatur Area Lutherans for Life are sponsoring an essay contest open to any student who will be enrolled in college (full-time) in the fall of 2006. This year’s essay theme is “Why is life in the womb sacred/valuable?”  More information on this $500 scholarship can be found in your January newsletter.  Your essay is due to Pastor Dahling by Sunday, January 22.

 

Zion Lutheran Church in Decatur is sending a servant team to New Orleans.  The group will be leaving on Saturday, January 28, and returning on Sunday, February 5.  If you would like to join this group, please contact Le Hook at 724-7433 or E-mail him at lehook@onlyinternet.net.  More information is included in the January newsletter.


Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service - 310; Sunday School - 48; Monday Evening Bible Class - 6; Early-bird Bible Class – 10

 

OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Last Week’s

Weekly Budget

+/- for the Week

+/- for the Year

Home Purpose

     

$4,781.04

$6,418.94

-$1,637.90

-$4,925.02

Missions

     

$150.00

$423.08

-$273.08

-$346.16

Wyneken News

Since everyone needs to buy groceries and fuel up those vehicles, have you thought of buying SCRIP for these regular purchases?  SCRIP is available on most Wednesdays after school and all day and after school on Friday. See Kim Weiland, Friedheim’s SCRIP rep, following the worship service this morning to purchase your SCRIP.  You can also E-mail Kim at kimw@sgiinc.com and place your order.

 

There are science fair display boards ($3) available in the school office.  Please have the exact change when purchasing these boards.

 

Your help is needed in the Wyneken library!!  The head librarian, Gemila Rabel, is expecting a baby in mid-February.  If anyone can help by taking her place as class librarian for at least the month of February, but perhaps for the remainder of the school you, for any of the following times, please contact her at 724-4949.  Fridays for the 8th grade class (on a bi-weekly basis) from 12:45 p.m. to 1:05 p.m., Thursdays for the 4th grade class from 12:25 p.m. to 12:55 p.m., and the first graders on Tuesdays, from 12:45 p.m.  to 1 p.m.  Thanks in advance for your help!

 

Market Day order forms are included in today’s bulletin.  Take a moment to look over the specials for the month since it’s Cookie Dough Bonus Days!  A 250-tub goal has been set.  There is an extra cookie dough insert with the Market Day form.  Why not get orders from family, friends, and co-workers?  The cookie dough order form is to be returned by January 20.  Some new items include crispy ChickNSteakes ($11.99), Gemelli pasta with vegetable blend ($6.99), chocolate brownie cookie dough ($10), and oatmeal butterscotch cookie dough ($10).  Specials include bacon wrapped ranch steak ($11.99), beef stew meat ($11.99), flame broiled beef patties ($8.99), turkey burgers, ($7.99), turkey steaks ($7.99), rack of pork roast ($5.29 per lb.), Ocean Spray wild berry singles ($10.49), krispy krunchy cod ($9.49), Mexican chili crispitos ($9.39), baked potato soup ($8.69), breakfast quesadillas ($8.99), giant cinnamon Goldfish grahams ($5.29), Bosco breadsticks ($11.99), pepperoni pizzatas ($5.99), homestyle frozen biscuit dough ($5.99), quick ‘n’ crispy fries ($4.89), roasted vegetable blend ($7.29), chocolate-chocolate chip puddin’ cakes ($6.49), and pecan pie bites ($8.79).  Order forms are due to the school office on Friday, January 27, with Internet orders due by noon on Saturday, January 28.  Orders will be delivered on Thursday, February 2, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  If you have any questions, you can contact Sharon Franke (623-3992).

Report cards will be issued Wednesday, January 18.

 

Classroom spelling champs included Shelby Kiess (grade 5), Ashtyn Freimuth (grade 7), and Elliot Conrad (grade 8).  Elliot was school runner-up.  Congratulations!! 

 

There will be no East Allen bus service on Monday, January 16.  Parents will need to find transportation both to and from school tomorrow. 

 

For those parents who opted to pay half of the registration fee at the beginning of each semester, the second installment is due Monday, January 16.  You may mail or drop your payment off at the school office.  If you have any questions, please contact Lowell Timm.

Sporting News

Adams Central will be the opponent on Tuesday, January 17.  The boys’ teams will play at Wyneken with the 7th grade game at 4:30 p.m. followed by the 8th grade game at 5:45 p.m.  The girls will play at Adams Central with the 7th graders playing at 4:30 p.m. followed by the 8th graders at 5:45 p.m.  On Thursday, January 19, the 7th graders will play Bethlehem Ossian at Wyneken with the girls’ game starting at 5:00 p.m. followed by the boys’ game at 6:15 p.m. 
 

The LSAA tournament play begins on Saturday, January 21.  Information wasn’t available when the bulletin was being printed for either the boys’ or girls’ pairings.  Again, check with any 8th grader to see when, who, and where they play.  Good luck!!
 

The 6th graders will face Central at Central on Monday, January 16.  The girls play at 4:15 p.m. and the boys’ game begins at 5:30 p.m. This Saturday, January 21, the 6th graders will be participating at a tournament at Concordia.  Game times and opponents were unavailable.  Check with a player for game times.  (Good luck girls and guys!!)  The 5th graders will play Bethlehem, Ossian, on Wednesday, January 18, at Wyneken with the girls’ game beginning at 5 p.m. followed by the boys’ game at 6:15 p.m.  On Thursday, January 19, the 5th graders will play Central at Central.  The girls’ game starts at 4:15 p.m. with the boys’ game at 5:30 p.m.
 

Intramurals are scheduled for this Saturday, January 21.  The boys’ instruction begins at 1 p.m.; the girls’, 3 p.m.

THIS WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

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
  7:00 p.m.

Men’s basketball @ Service Complex

TUESDAY

6:00 a.m.  Early-bird Bible Class

 

9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
WEDNESDAY All Day  Tabea Society Extra Quilting
  7:00 p.m. Choir
THURSDAY 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class @ Ann Crosby's
FRIDAY   February Newsletter articles due in church office

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

January 22

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service

 

10:00 a.m.

Sunday School

 

10:00 a.m.

Annual Meeting

 

5:00 p.m.

LYF Gym Night @ Wyneken

January 23

7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

 

7:00 p.m.

Men’s basketball  (Service Complex)

January 24

6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class

 

9:00 a.m.

Morning Glories

January 25

8:20 a.m.

Chapel @ Wyneken

 

7:00 p.m.

Choir

January 26

9:00 a.m.

LWML Bible Class

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