Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

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

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Epiphany 4
January 29, 2006

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Service

Page 46

The Choir “Jesus has Come and Brings Pleasure”

The Hymns

TLH #8, #388; #387; #127; #36
The Readings

The Nature of Authority

Deuteronomy 18:15-20   Authority of reception – who gave it
I Corinthians 8:1-12    Authority of revelation – what you know
Mark 1:21-28  Authority of identity – who you are


“”Jesus – One with Authority” – Mark 1:21-28
       The source of His authority – who He is – vs. 24
       His authority of His knowledge – His teaching – vs. 22
       His authority over evil – vv. 25, 26

The Acolyte

Clayton Stoppenhagen

+  Soli Deo Gloria  +

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Jim Crosby, Matt DeKoninck, Andrew Werling, Nan Nidlinger, Sabrina Putteet, Karen Conrad, Lisa Kiess, Laura Knipstein, Remington Bultemeier, Jim Fuhrman, and Allyssa Johnson.  We also remember all those involved in education including one of our Wyneken 8th grade teachers, Marv Drier, Deb Bergman, one of our Sunday School teachers, and Sandy Blomenberg Werling who teaches at St. Peter-Immanuel.  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 Gary Jeffrey, Sandy Franz, Katie Aspy, and Alice Bruick and Delmar Fuelling who has returned home, siblings of Cindy Wass.

We remember in our prayers the friends and family of Ed Aspy who was called to be with his Lord this past weekend and was given Christian burial on Thursday, January 26.  May the Lord comfort 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 “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 “Healing for Suffering Humanity.”  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? 

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.  This year’s profits are designated to the Building Fund.

The deadline is fast approaching for submission of this year’s Lenten devotions.  This year’s theme is “A Faith That Sings.”  Write a devotion based upon your favorite hymn (or just a verse or two of that hymn) and submit it to Pastor Dahling by Sunday, February 12.  Time will be needed to type, proofread, copy, and collate this material so that the booklet is ready for distribution on February 26.  We appreciate all those who have already submitted their devotion and look forward to more coming in.  Thanks!

Council Members:  The minutes from the January 3 Council Meeting can be found in your slots in either entranceway of the church.  Please note the change of date for the February meeting.  It will be held on Monday, February 6, at 8 p.m. The meeting was moved due to LBI.

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

Have you been missing JETS (Just Everyone Together Socially)?  Are you looking for a social evening out?  Well, you are invited to the home of Dean & Cindy Wass (11807 N 500 E in Adams County) on Saturday, February 18, at 7 p.m.  Please bring a snack to share and enjoy a night of fellowship and fun!

The men’s basketball team doesn’t play again until 8 p.m. on February 6.  At that time they will play Berne Missionary at Monmouth. 

Don’t forget to pick up a 2005 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:  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 bulletin for more information.

Stories in the Lutheran Women’s Quarterly continue to touch many hearts.  The Quarterlies are kept in the entranceway and hopefully you have been able to pick one up and use it for spiritual growth.  The 2006 order will need to be placed soon.  If you would like to help defray this cost, $5 can be given to Cindy Wass, the LWML treasurer, by March 5.

The LWML mites are used to spread His Word to others.  A total of $447.53 has been sent to the District LWML so far in 2006.  Ladies, you are encouraged to participate in this important part of the LWML ministry.  Envelopes and mite boxes can be found in either entranceway of the church to continue to support the many missions of the LWML.  You may place your LWML envelope in the offering plate, but it in the LWML Mite Box in the entranceway, or bring them to any of our quarterly meetings.  We pray that the Lord will continue to bless these mission efforts.

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. 

This year’s LBI (Lutheran Bible Institute) classes begin on Tuesday, January 31, at 7 p.m. at Zion Lutheran School in Decatur.  You may pre-register with Tim Blomenberg, Walter Nuerge, or Dennis Werling today or come a little early on Tuesday night (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)

Included in the February Zionews will be a survey from the Planning Committee concerning putting cushions on the pews.  The newsletter should be mailed tomorrow, January 30.  The Planning Committee would like your completed form by Sunday, February 26.  Please take a moment to complete the survey.  Thanks in advance for your cooperation!

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

Youth ushers for February are Jon Buuck and Jacob Lee.

Kathy Bultemeier and Tina Geels are serving on Altar Guild for February.

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 288; Sunday School - 61; Early-bird Bible Class – 12


Last Week’s

Weekly Budget

+/- for the Week

+/- for the Year

Home Purpose










Wyneken News

Have you looked over a SCRIP order form lately?  Are you doing some home improvement on these winter days?  Maybe you have more opportunities to eat out with friends?  Why not check to see if you can get SCRIP for your favorite restaurant. L. S. Ayres, as of February 1, will no longer accept SCRIP gift cards to be used as payment on an Ayres charge account.  You can still use the SCRIP for in-store 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.  Science fair projects are due on Friday, February 17.  The projects will be judged on the 18th and there will be an open house to look at the projects on Sunday, February 19, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

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.

Students who ride East Allen busses will need to find transportation to school on Thursday, February 9.  East Allen has a 2-hour scheduled delay that day. 

The Wyneken Mini 4-H will have their 2005 recognition on Monday, January 30, from 2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. in the multi-purpose room.  Last year’s members can enjoy an ice cream sundae bar, watch the 4-H fair video, and receive the certificate of participation.  Parents are welcome to come.  Looking ahead, if you are willing to help with the 2006 Mini 4-H, please contact Cindy Gallmeyer.

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.  Pastor Daniel Brege will speak on parenting.  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 important organization of our school.

Upcoming PTL activities include a mother/daughter laser tag at UltraZone Family Entertainment Center in Ft. Wayne on Sunday, March 5.  Father/son laser tag is scheduled for Sunday, April 9.  You must be at least 6 years old and 42” tall to play laser tag.  PTL will pay for two games per person; any extra games and refreshments are the responsibility of those in attendance.  You can sign up at the school office or the PTL meeting.

The PTL is sponsoring an adult only round and square dance on Friday, March 17, at the Hoagland Hayloft.  Doors open at 6 p.m. with the meal (Swiss steak or chicken, scalloped potatoes, green beans, salad, dessert, soft drinks, and beer) served starting at 6:30 p.m.  Tickets are $10 per person and will be available at the PTL meeting.

Freshmen Orientation for those students attending Bellmont High School will be held on Monday, February 13, at 6:30 p.m. in the Bellmont auditorium. 

Mid-term for the third quarter ends on Monday, February 13.  Reports will be sent home with the students on Friday, February 17.

Congratulations to the following Friedheim students who made the honor roll for the second quarter at Wyneken:  Brett Hormann, Shelby Kiess, Madison Stoppenhagen, Ethan Lichtle, Brittany Franke, Ashtyn Freimuth, Alex Weiland, Elliot Conrad, Paul Drier, Allyssa Johnson, and Jenna Timm.  The following students received honorable mention status:  Jacob Bergman, Gunnar Cale, Matt Gorman, Jessica Linnemeier, Elizabeth Kiefer, and Clayton Stoppenhagen.  Great job, kids!

It’s not too late to order cookie dough.  We are close to meeting our goal of 250 tubs and if we meet this goal we will realize a profit of $750 on the cookie dough alone!  You can contact Sharon Franke until 6 p.m. today to place your order.  Help us reach this goal!!  Market Day 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 8th grade class is sponsoring a Basketball FUN-draiser on Tuesday, February 21.   Come out and see our faculty and staff, along with some of our Wyneken Alumni basketball players, take on the K105 team.  Admission is $3 per person.  It should be fun for all!  See you there!

Sporting News

Congratulations to our Wyneken cheerleaders who competed in a competition recently and left with first place honors in both the dance competition and the cheer competition.  Those girls from Friedheim included Elizabeth Kiefer, Brittany Franke, Ashtyn Freimuth, and Allison Hormann.  Fantastic!!

New Wyneken sweatpants are available.  Navy sweatpants were designed for the basketball teams and many requests have been made by others who would like to order a pair.  An order form is in the office.  The cost is $18.  Last day to order any “Wyneken Wear” is Wednesday, February 15.

Wrestling practice will begin on Monday, January 30, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Any 7th or 8th grade girl interested in being a wrestling manager needs to attend the first practice also.  There will be a short parent meeting after this practice.  There will be no practice on Tuesday, January 31.  If you have any questions, please contact Chris Mahlan at 639-6779.

The Wyneken Warriors for Christ 7th & 8th grade girls’ basketball tourney will be held this weekend, February 4-5.  Information concerning game times, brackets, and opponents were unavailable when the bulletin was printed.  Check with a player.



9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion


10:15 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class


7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class


6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class


9:00 a.m.

Morning Glories

  7:00 p.m. LBI @ Zion, Decatur


8:20 a.m.

Chapel @ Wyneken


All Day

Tabea Society


7:00 p.m.



9:00 a.m.

LWML Bible Class @ Adele Blomenberg’s

SATURDAY 5:30 p.m.

Gallmeyer/Rorick Wedding


February 5

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion


10:15 a.m.

Sunday School

February 6

7:00 p.m.

Elder’s Meeting                                

  7:30 p.m.  Trustees’ Meeting
  8:00 p.m. Council Meeting
   8:00 p.m.  Men’s Basketball @ Monmouth

February 7

6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class


9:00 a.m.

Morning Glories

  7:00 p.m. LBI @ Zion, Decatur

February 8

8:20 a.m.

Chapel @ Wyneken


7:00 p.m.


February 9

8:00 a.m.

Thrivent Meeting @ Adams Memorial     


9:00 a.m.

LWML Bible Class

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