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.   Please worship with us again soon.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * *  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Epiphany 6
February 12, 2006

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Order of Service

Page 32

The Choir

“Here I Am, Lord”

The Hymns

TLH #349, vv. 1-4; #351; #349, vv. 5-7

The Readings

God’s Glory Manifested in Cleansing

2 Kings 5:1-14          

Obedience to God’s Word brings cleansing

I Corinthians 9:24-27

Cleansing results from the discipline of obedience

Mark 1:40-45

Jesus is willing and able to cleanse

Sermon

“You will or You can’t” – Mark 1:40
    
Each of us faces several options –
           1. I am able but unwilling to help—I can, but I won’t.
           2. I am willing but unable to help—I want to, but I can’t.
           3. I am willing and able—I can and I will!

The Acolyte

Jenna Timm

+  Soli Deo Gloria  +

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Todd Lee, Adam Sielschott, Brett Conrad, Kathryn Jenkins, Doris Conrad, Rudy Eidam, Gary Heckman, Jon Kiefer, Lisa Bultemeier, Jim Bultemeyer, Dorothy Droege, Donna Hileman, Christine Hoffman, Lynn Fuhrmann, Laurina Conrad, Randy Everett, Brayton Kaehr, Ryan Linnemeier, and Merilyn Stoppenhagen.  We also remember all those involved in education including our Wyneken 6th grade teacher, Pam Brewer, Tina Geels, one of our Sunday School teachers, and Addy Schuller who teaches at Bethlehem, Ossian.  May our loving Savior direct, bless, and guide their lives.

We rejoice with Ryan & Erin (Hormann) Lengerich on the birth of their son, Hunter Ryan, this past Sunday, February 5.  May the Good Shepherd keep an ever-watchful eye on this most precious of His lambs.

May the Great Physician grant health and strength to all who are in need of His healing hand.  We remember in our prayers George Geyer who is a patient at Lutheran Hospital, Delmar Fuelling, Cindy Wass’ brother, who is at an Indianapolis hospital, Glenna Rhymer, mother of Lisa Lee, Beth Rettig, and Chris Rhymer, who underwent knee surgery, Gary Jeffrey, and Sandy Franz.

Today’s lesson in Adult Bible Class is “In the Wilderness.”  The children of Israel have just witnessed one of the greatest triumphs known to man. The entire Egyptian army had been killed. Two million citizens had been rescued. Certainly the Lord would provide. Yet instead of relying upon the Lord, the people grumble and complain. The Lord has promised to provide for all of our wants and needs. May we be so moved to call upon Him in every trouble--to pray, praise and give thanks.

Included in this morning’s bulletin is our weekly study guide, “Time in the Word.”  This week’s theme is “God’s Healing Mercy.”  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? 

Board of Stewardship’s Food for Thought – 2 Corinthians 9:8 reads, “And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.”  This verse is a statement of trustworthiness.  God promises that, through His abundant grace, we will be enabled to abound in generous giving.

The deadline is here!  Please submit your devotion for “A Faith That Sings” to Pastor today.  Thanks!!

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.  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 – 5 whole

Canned Beef – 16 lbs.

Noodles – 18 lbs. (narrow cut)

Turkeys – 2 whole

Chicken Base – 2 lbs.

Beef Base – 1 lb.

Beef Broth – 5 gallons

Cottage Cheese – 5 lbs.

Potatoes – 15 lbs.

Tomatoes – 8 quarts

Tomato Juice – 8 quarts

Hamburger – 20 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

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 can 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 6 p.m. at Monmouth on February 13, with Church of God 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.  It looks like it will be a gym night at Wyneken from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Pizza will be provided.  Please bring your own pop.

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.

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. 

Copies of The Lutheran Prayerbook are included in this morning’s bulletin.  Perhaps, you would like to keep a copy in the car as you travel, share it with a friend, or use it in your devotional life. 

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!

The Preble Volunteer Fire Department invites all residents in the area to their 12th annual “All You Can Eat” Pancake & Whole Hog Sausage Brunch at the Preble Fireman’s Park Pavilion on Saturday, March 11.  Serving will begin at 6 a.m. and continue until 1 p.m.  A free will donation will be accepted with the proceeds being used to purchase a used 1991 truck to replace the 1975 model.  Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will provide matching funds.  If you wish to help at the brunch, please contact Phil or Carolyn Juengel at 547-4268.  Thanks to all for your continued support.

For all the cards, well wishes, and prayers, we send our thanks to our family and friends here at Friedheim.  We especially wish to thank Pastor Dahling for his many visits and prayers.  We are blessed to be members of such a loving, caring congregation. --- Marvin & Lucile Stoppenhagen

St. Peter-Immanuel Lutheran School is holding its 5th annual dinner dance and auction at Quixote Hills on Saturday, March 4.  Doors open at 6 p.m.  For tickets or more information, please contact the school at 623-6115.

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 161 with 126 receiving Holy Communion; Sunday School - 50; Adult Bible Class – 19; Early-bird Bible Class – 10

OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Last Week’s

Weekly Budget

+/- for the Week

+/- for the Year

Home Purpose

     
$3,674.52

$6,418.94

-$2,744.42

-$13,300.32

Missions

 

 

 

$215.00

$423.08

-$208.08

-$580.48

Wyneken News

Think SCRIP as you begin making those spring break plans.  Check out the airlines, hotels, gas, and restaurants that participate in the SCRIP program and consider using SCRIP for some of those anticipated expenses.  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.

Cards for Sherwin-Williams’ Neighbor-to-Neighbor School Program are in either entranceway of the school.  They entitle you to 20% off regular prices or 5% off sale prices.  A percentage of your purchase is also reimbursed to Wyneken.  Cards can be found in either entranceway of the church.

As of February 1, Wyneken has collected $90,389.12 in Scott’s ABC’s receipts!!  Each Wednesday in March, Scott’s will double the ABC’s receipts points.  Thanks to all who have given these receipts to the school.  (If you also buy Scott’s SCRIP certificates, the school will benefit in two ways.)

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 this 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. 

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.  Every adult 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. 

Third quarter mid-term is Monday, February 13.  Reports will be sent home with the students on Friday, February 17.  Parent/Teacher conferences are scheduled for February 23 and 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.

Check out the new items, the specials, and all your favorites in this month’s Market Day!  Now available are individual beef pot pies ($7.98) and chocolate pudding cups ($5.69).  Specials this month include ChicNSteakes ($11.89), Crispy ChicNSteakes ($11.89), ranch steak Choice ($11.49), flame-broiled beef patties ($7.99), Italian style meatballs ($8.49), meat loaf slices ($7.49), Italian style stuffed chicken breast ($13.49), petite turkey medallions ($10.99), pina colada smoothie mix ($5.99), rack of pork roast ($5.29 lb.), breaded mozzarella sticks with sauce ($10.29), deli-style Reuben bake ($9.49), creamy chicken with wild rice soup ($8.69), French breadsticks ($6.49), garlic bread slices ($5.49), broccoli florets ($7.39), sweet corn casserole ($7.29), breakfast casserole ($9.99), bagel-ers ($7.49), Bosco breadsticks ($12.49), cheddar cheese Goldfish crackers ($5.29), bumbleberry blossoms ($7.99), and frozen fruit pops ($6.49).  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 coached by Steve McBride take on the K105 team.  (Alumni players include Steve Conrad, Matt Nidlinger, and Jenny Schamerloh from Friedheim.)  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!  You can win front-row seating in the Thrivent Financial Box Seats with you and two of your friends being served pizza or breadsticks and candy.  Half-time entertainment will be chariot races provided by UltraZone of Ft. Wayne.  See you there!

Sporting News

New to “Wyneken Wear”-- sweatpants are available.  After seeing the navy sweatpants worn by our basketball teams, requests were received from 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 weigh-ins at Concordia High School will be on Wednesday, February 15, at 3 p.m.

THIS WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

TODAY

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service

 

10:00 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class

 

 

Lenten Devotions due today

MONDAY

6:00 p.m.

Men’s Basketball @ Monmouth

 

7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

 

8:00 p.m.

Altar Guild

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

 

All Day

Tabea Society Extra Quilting

 

7:00 p.m.

Choir

THURSDAY

9:00 a.m.

LWML Bible Class @ Dorothy Heckman’s

SATURDAY

7:00 p.m.

JETS @ home of Dean & Cindy Wass

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

February 19

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

 

10:15 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class

 

5:00 p.m.

LYF Gym night @ Wyneken     

February 20

7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

February 21

6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class

 

9:00 a.m.

Morning Glories

 

7:00 p.m.

LBI @ Zion, Decatur

February 22

8:20 a.m.

Chapel @ Wyneken

 

7:00 p.m.

Choir

 

 

March Newsletter items due

The Lutheran Hymnal midi files copyright © 1998 Rev. Richard Jordan, used by permission