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 5
February 5, 2006

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Service

Page 15

The Hymns

TLH #128; #134; #307; #123; #314; #547
The Readings

Healing for Suffering Humanity

Job 7:1-7      Job endures physical and mental suffering
I Corinthians 9:16-23   

Paul identifies with people of all conditions to win them for Christ

Mark 1:29-39 Jesus heals various physical and mental diseases

Sermon

“When life gets you down, God is still in control”  -  Job 7:1-7 & Mark 1:29-31
      1.
       Life can appear to be out of control
      2.
       Yet God is in control

The Acolyte

Jenna Timm

+  Soli Deo Gloria  +

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Adele Blomenberg, Allen Buuck, Wava Lichtle, Chris Lichtle, Tyler Stoppenhagen, Jo Buuck (who celebrates her 92nd), and Mark Conrad.  We also remember all those involved in education including our Wyneken 7th grade teacher, Keith Dicke, Lisa Lee, one of our Sunday School teachers, and Deb Miller who teaches at Concordia.  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 and Sandy Franz.

We remember in our prayers the friends and family of David Shoemaker who was called to his heavenly home on Monday and was given Christian burial on Friday.  David is the son of Rev. Paul and Cheryl Shoemaker of Emanuel, New Haven.  We pray that God’s comforting arm be around those who mourn and remind them of that great day when they will be reunited with their loved one in heaven.

The flowers on the altar are to the glory of God and in honor of the marriage of Ted Gallmeyer and Lindsay Rorick on Saturday, February 4.  We pray the Lord’s blessings on this couple as they begin their life together.

We rejoice with Jim and Ruth Heckman who will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary this Tuesday, February 7.  May the Lord continue to be the center of their home and grant them many blessings.

Today’s lesson in Adult Bible Class is “The Exodus.”  After 400 years of bondage, Israel is urged to leave Egypt. Not one Egyptian family escaped the plague of death. God is moving His people from bondage to freedom. The Lord continues to move among His people. Thus we are urged to pray, “Lord, take Thy hand and lead me.”

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

Pastor Dahling and his family will be out of town this Thursday and Friday.  If you are in need of pastoral assistance during this time, please contact Rev. Tom Olson at Bingen or Rev. Daniel Brege at Preble.

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? 

Board of Stewardship’s Food for Thought“Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house.  Test Me in t his,” says the Lord almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the flood gates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room for it” (Malachi 3:10).  God promises His people that He will bless them if they give generously.  God wants to be put to the test, so He can prove to us that He is faithful in His promises.

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 next 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.

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.  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

Ketchup – 3 gallons

Potatoes – 15 lbs.

Tomatoes – 8 quarts

Tomato Juice – 8 quarts

Hamburger – 45 lbs.

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 Altar Guild will meet on Monday, February 13, at 8 p.m. in the church basement.  Please note that this is a different day and time than normal.  The change was made to allow those who wish to go to LBI to do so.  Altar Guild will meet following the adult Bible class on the 13th.

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 plays at 8 p.m. at Monmouth on February 6, with Berne Missionary as their opponent.

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. 

Included in the February Zionews was a survey from the Planning Committee concerning putting cushions on the pews.  The Planning Committee would appreciate your taking a moment to complete and return the survey by Sunday, February 26.  Thanks in advance for your cooperation!

We wish to thank you for the prayers and concern shown us during the hospitalization and recent passing of Leesa’s great-aunt, Ruby Miller.  Thanks also to Pastor Dahling for his visits, prayers, and comforting words at the funeral service.  –  Dale & Leesa Heckman & family

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 245 with 150 receiving Holy Communion; Sunday School - 61; Adult Bible Class – 15; Monday Evening Bible Class – 5; Early-bird Bible Class – 14

OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Last Week’s

Weekly Budget

+/- for the Week

+/- for the Year

Home Purpose

     
$4,615.56

$6,418.94

-$1,803.38

-$10,555.90

Missions

     
$645.00

$423.08

+$221.92

-$372.40

For the month of January, $1,990 was received in our Wyneken Contribution account.  (Some, if not all, of these funds are eligible for Thrivent’s GivingPlus match.)

Wyneken News

The SCRIP Committee would like to t hank all those who support this program.  In the month of January alone, SCRIP has been able to give the PTL $3,621, the amount received from the SCRIP Holiday contest, plus an additional $8,000.  FANTASTIC!!  Let’s continue to use the SCRIP program and help our school.  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. 

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.  There will be two sessions, one at noon and the other at 12:30 p.m. with 32 people playing in each time slot.  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.  Parent/Teacher conferences are scheduled for February 23 & February 24.  Wyneken will dismiss at 12:25 p.m. both days.  Students riding North Adams busses will have transportation both ways but East Allen families will need to make arrangements for their children to get home those days.

There are still Lutheran World Relief “Reaching Out in Love” wristbands available in the school office.  The cost is $1 per wristbands.

Students with perfect school, church, and Sunday School attendance for the second quarter include Timi Weiland, Brett Hormann, and Allison Hormann.  With perfect school and church attendance is Elizabeth Kiefer.  Lucas Strickler, Alyssa Strickler, Brittany Franke, and Jessica Linnemeier had perfect Sunday School attendance.  Kathy Jenkins, Carissa Schultz, Trevor Black, Kolton Everett, Anna Franke, Freddie Geels, Ryan Hockemeyer, Kaity Jenkins, Shelby Kiess, Katie Linnemeier, Madison Stoppenhagen, Ashtyn Freimuth, Derek Schultz, Alex Weiland, Elliot Conrad, and Allyssa Johnson had perfect school attendance.

Allison Hormann’s name was omitted from the list of Honorable Mention students in last week’s bulletin.  She was also one of the cheerleaders on the first place cheer and dance squads.  Sorry, Allison, for the error.

Market Day orders are due back to Wyneken on February 24, with Internet orders due by noon on February 25.  Pick-up date is Thursday, March 2, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Order forms will be in next week’s bulletin.  If you have any questions, you can contact Sharon Franke (623-3992).

The 8th grade class is sponsoring a Basketball FUN-draiser at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 21.   Come out and see our Wyneken Alumni basketball players take on the K105 team.  Admission is $3 per person (under five are free).  Pre-sale tickets are available from any 8th grader.  Friedheim’s 8th graders include Caleb Buuck, Jarvis Cale, Elliot Conrad, Paul Drier, Allyssa Johnson, Elizabeth Kiefer, Shawn Kiess, Clayton Stoppenhagen, and Jenna Timm.  It should be fun for all!  See you there!

Sporting News

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.

The Wyneken Warriors for Christ 7th & 8th grade girls’ basketball tourney concludes today.  Check with a player about game times and opponents.  Fans are always appreciated!

Wrestling practice continues (Monday – Thursday) from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Intramurals for the 3rd and 4th grade boys and girls will continue on Saturdays through the month of February.  Boys meet at 1 p.m. and the girls meet at 3 p.m.

THIS WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

TODAY

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

 

10:15 a.m.

Sunday School

MONDAY

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

TUESDAY

6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class

 

9:00 a.m.

Morning Glories

  7:00 p.m. LBI @ Zion, Decatur

WEDNESDAY

8:20 a.m.

Chapel @ Wyneken

 

7:00 p.m.

Choir

  All Day Tabea Society extra quilting

THURSDAY

8:00 a.m.

Thrivent Meeting @ Adams Memorial     

 

9:00 a.m.

LWML Bible Class @ Adele Blomenberg’s

  7:00 p.m. Wyneken School Board

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

February 12

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service

 

10:00 a.m.

Sunday School

    Lenten Devotions Due to Pastor

February 13

6:00 p.m.

Men’s Basketball @ Monmouth

  7:00 p.m.  Adult Bible Class
  8:00 p.m. Altar Guild Meeting

February 14

6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class

 

9:00 a.m.

Morning Glories

  7:00 p.m. LBI @ Zion, Decatur

February 15

8:20 a.m.

Chapel @ Wyneken

 

All Day Tabea Society extra quilting

 

7:00 p.m.

Choir

February 16

9:00 a.m.

LWML Bible Class

February 18 7:00 p.m. JETS @ home of Dean & Cindy Wass

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