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 3
January 22, 2006

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Service

Page 5

The Choir “God is with Us All the Way”

The Hymns

TLH #421; #493; #495

The Readings

The Time Has Come

Jonah 3:1-5, 10   The time to repent
I Corinthians 7:29-31     The time to prepare for the end of time
Mark 1:14-20      The time to begin ministry

Sermon

“”The God of Second Chances” – John 3:1-5, 10

1.       reveals a God of mercy (v. 1).

2.       restores a person in God’s favor (v. 2).

3.        results in salvation for all (v. 5).

The Acolyte

Shawn Kiess

+  Soli Deo Gloria  +

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Mark Witte, Carol Hitzfield, John Nidlinger, Jr., Tom Brandt, Helen Erxleben (happy 91st!!), Craig Linnemeier, Caleb Buuck, Dylan Lengerich, Marilyn Buuck, Marc Lichtle, and Alex Weiland.  We also remember all those involved in education including one of our Wyneken 8th grade teachers, Amber Thieme, Bev Jenkins, one of our Sunday School teachers, and Kristie Werling who teaches at Bellmont Middle School.  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 Lucile Stoppenhagen, Eldina Boese who is now a resident of Woodcrest, Gary Jeffrey, Sandy Franz, Ed Aspy, Katie Aspy, and Alice Bruick and Delmar Fuelling, siblings of Cindy Wass.

We rejoice with Erik & Emily (Burman) Blomenberg on the birth of their son, Joshua Henry, on Wednesday, January 18.  May the Good Shepherd keep an ever-watchful eye on this most precious of His lambs.

Because of the Annual Meeting, the Adult Bible Class will not meet this morning.  Class resumes next Sunday, January 29, when the lesson will be “The Last Plague.”  Pharaoh said to Moses, “Get out of my sight! Make sure you do not appear before me again! The day you see my face you will die.” “Just as you say,” Moses replied, “I will never appear before you again.” By these words Pharaoh seals his own fate and the lives of the Egyptian nation. The last great plague to visit Egypt will be discussed.

Included in this morning’s bulletin is our weekly study guide, “Time in the Word.”  This week’s theme is “The Nature of Authority.”  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? 

The Monday night adult Bible class will not meet on January 23 or February 6.

Stewardship Committee’s Food for Thought: The glory of the Lord shone around the angels who appeared to the shepherds, and those poor shepherds were terrified!  Once they heard the truth, through, fear turned to excitement and eagerness.  “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about,” they said to   one another.  Many today avoid thinking about spiritual things simply because they are afraid to contemplate what lies ahead.  What joy and comfort we can bring by sharing the “good news of great joy” like the angels did.  “Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; He is Christ the Lord!” (Luke 2:8-15)

Our 2006 Soup & Sandwich Dinner will be held at Wyneken on Sunday, March 12.  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 needed, not only to serve on a committee, but with 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). 

Chickens – 7 whole

Canned Beef – 16 lbs.

Noodles – 18 lbs. (narrow cut)

Turkey – 4 whole

Chicken Base – 2 lbs.

Beef Base – 1 lb.

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.

Barbeque Sauce – 2 squirt bottles

Horseradish Sauce – 2 squirt bottles

Pickle Relish – 2 squirt bottles

Mustard – 2 squirt bottles

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.  Stan & Tami Stoppenhagen (728-9101) will head the salad committee, with Dean & Cindy Wass (623-2209) in charge of desserts.  If you wish to donate either of these, please contact the Stoppenhagen’s or Wass’.  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 today’s Annual Meeting, the congregation will decide to what project this year’s profits will be designated.

The men’s basketball team will play St. Paul’s Preble tomorrow, January 23, 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 today.  Take a moment to pick up an Annual Report as well as a 2006 Membership Directory.  Both can be found in either entranceway of the church.  Since in the past years, so many Annual Reports have gone unclaimed, no names are being placed on the reports this year.

LYF Members:  We will meet today 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. 

Take a moment to read the information about this year’s LBI (Lutheran Bible Institute) classes included in today’s bulletin.  Classes begin on Tuesday, January 31, at 7 p.m.  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 today.

The family of Wilbur Selking invite you to a reception in honor of his 85th birthday.  The reception will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, January 29, at Preble’s Fellowship Hall (located at the corner of 450W and 750 N).  No gifts please.

We wish to thank you for the care, concern, and prayers shown Ben during his surgery and recovery.  We praise and thank God for Ben’s speedy recovery.  We would also like to thank everyone for the anniversary surprise.  We hadn’t any idea about it and it was such a special day for us.  We appreciated all the well wishes and cards.  We pray that the Lord will richly bless each and everyone.   – Ben & Norma Miller

I want all to know how appreciative I was of the cards and Christian care and concern shown me following my surgery.  I especially want to thank Pastor Dahling for his visits and prayers.  – Leona Worth

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 250 with 162 receiving Holy Communion; Sunday School - 51; Adult Bible Class - 15; Monday Evening Bible Class - 4; Early-bird Bible Class – 14

OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Last Week’s

Weekly Budget

+/- for the Week

+/- for the Year

Home Purpose

     
$4,218.65

$6,418.94

-$2,200.29

-$7,125.31

Missions

     
$540.00

$423.08

+$117.92

-$228.24

Wyneken News

Congratulations and thank you to Mrs. Rae Fuhrmann for 30 years of dedicated service in teaching and instructing God’s children.  We pray for God’s continued blessings on her as she lovingly and patiently guides the young at Wyneken.

Since everyone needs groceries and has to 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.

Wyneken will dismiss early (12:25 p.m.) on Monday, February 6.  Students who ride North Adams busses will have transportation both to and from school.  East Allen students will need to find a way home that day.  If you need to use Wyneken’s Extended Care, please contact Tami Schultz (639-6064) to make arrangements prior to the 6th.

Emily Ehlerding and Elliot Conrad will represent Wyneken at the Adams County Spelling Bee on Thursday, February 9.  Good luck!!

School will be in session on President’s Day, February 20.  This will be a make-up day for December 9.

The next meeting of the Wyneken PTL will be on Monday, February 13, in the multi-purpose room at 7 p.m.  Any budget requests or discussions need to be addressed at this meeting.  Voting on the budget requests will be at the April meeting.  Anyone attending this meeting will receive a $5 generic SCRIP certificate.  The 8th graders will provide free babysitting.  Come, be a part of this organization of our school.

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!

Take a moment to look over this month’s Market Day specials.  It’s also Cookie Dough Bonus Days!  A 250-tub goal has been set.  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 this Friday, January 27, with Internet orders due by noon on Saturday, January 28.  Orders will be delivered 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).

The LCMS World Relief is asking for our help.  By buying one of the “Reaching Out In Love” wristbands ($1 each), you can help Lutheran schools in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Texas, and Florida.  Many of these schools still have buildings to repair or replace or students who can’t yet return since their evacuation for various reasons or can’t afford the tuition.  The proceeds from this project go directly to help those Lutheran schools affected by the hurricanes.  There are a limited number of wristbands available in the school office.

Sporting News

The 7th graders (girls and boys) play St. Peter-Immanuel at SPI on Tuesday, January 24.   The girls’ game begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by the boys’ game at 6:45 p.m. 

The LSAA tournament play continues this week.  Ask an 8th grader about when, who, and where they play.  Good luck!!

The 5th grade girls are playing in a tournament at Bethlehem, Ossian today.  Check with a player about game times and opponents.

Intramurals are scheduled for this Saturday, January 29.  The boys’ instruction begins at 1 p.m.; the girls’, 3 p.m.

THIS WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

TODAY

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

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

8:20 a.m.

Chapel @ Wyneken

 

7:00 p.m.

Choir

THURSDAY

9:00 a.m.

LWML Bible Class @ Marlene Conrad’s

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

January 29

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

 

10:15 a.m.

Sunday School

January 30

7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

January 31

6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class

 

9:00 a.m.

Morning Glories

February 1

8:20 a.m.

Chapel @ Wyneken

 

All Day

Tabea Society

 

7:00 p.m.

Choir

February 2

9:00 a.m.

LWML Bible Class

February 4 5:30 p.m.

Gallmeyer/Rorick Wedding

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