Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

We welcome all who worship with us.  If you wish to commune this morning, please take a moment to complete a communion registration card, which can be found in either entranceway of the church.  The card may be placed in the offering plate or given to one of the Deacons.  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 7
February 19, 2006

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Order of Service

Page 15

The Choir

“What a Friend”

The Hymns

TLH #369, vv. 1-3; #364; #356; #366; #380; #369, vv. 4-6

The Readings

God’s Healing Mercy

Isaiah 43:18-25 Mercy in God’s forgiving and forgetting
2 Corinthians 1:18-22 Mercy of God affirmed in Jesus
Mark 2:1-12   Mercy in Jesus’ forgiveness and healing

Sermon

“When God Gets Tired of Us” – Isaiah 43:18-25
    
When God gets weary of us
           1. He sends judgment (vv. 22, 24).
           2.
He forgives and forgets (v. 25).
           3.
He gives us another chance (vv. 18-21).

The Acolyte

Jarvis Cale

+  Soli Deo Gloria  +

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Mitch Baumann, Pam Everett, Don Gehres, Gretchen Hudson, Beth Kitson, Trevor Black, Rosa DeKoninck, Vivian Miller, Clayton Stoppenhagen, Kim Weiland, Analise Elizabeth Wilkinson (her first!), Kevin Buuck, Tricia Ripley, Nathan Conrad, Alex Miller, Kylene Nidlinger, J. J. Everett, and Joey Gorman.  We also remember all those involved in education including our Wyneken 5th grade teacher, Dean Wass, Bonnie Buuck, one of our Sunday School teachers, and Judy Baumann who teaches at Monmouth.  May our loving Savior direct, bless, and guide their lives.

We rejoice with Randy & Trisha (Bangs) Hockemeyer on the birth of their daughter, Lauren Suzanne, on Thursday, February 9.  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 Ashlyn Walker who was a patient at Parkview, Abigail Gehres, daughter of Scott & Kim Gehres, George Geyer who has returned home, 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.

We give our thanks and praise to the Lord for allowing the continued blessings on our congregation.  Zion, Friedheim, will celebrate its 168th anniversary this Saturday, February 25.  May the Lord continue to allow our congregation to grow and serve those in this community.

Today’s lesson in Adult Bible Class is “The Giving of the Law.”   Which are they? Are they the Ten Commandments or the ten suggestions? Modern man tries to skirt around God’s law trying to evade and avoid what God has clearly stated. The Law, however, is good for us, showing us how we too must live. What we shall see is that the Law is just as necessary for us today as it was to the first generation of people who received it at Sinai.

Included in this morning’s bulletin is our weekly study guide, “Time in the Word.”  This week’s theme is “The Vision Glorious.”  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 – God will meet our needs.  The apostle Paul wrote in Romans 8:32, “He Who did not spare His Son, but gave Him up for us all—how will He not also, along with Him, graciously give us all things?”  Paul is saying that, since God has given His Son for us, nothing else could be too much.  Certainly, God will freely meet our needs if He was willing to sacrifice His own Son.

Our 2006 Soup & Sandwich Dinner will be held at Wyneken on Sunday, March 12.  This year’s co-chairs, Kim & Roz Schamerloh and Joe & Lin Gorman, need your help to make our dinner a success.  If you are willing to donate any of the needed ingredients listed below for all our wonderful food selections, 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.

Tomatoes – 4 quarts

Tomato Juice – 4 quarts

Pineapple Slices – 6 quarts

Hamburger – 20 lbs.

Horseradish Sauce – 2 squirt bottles

Pickle Relish – 2 squirt bottles

Cash

Frozen Mixed Vegetables – 20 lbs.

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.

A flier advertising the dinner is included in today’s bulletin.  Won’t you help the advertising committee by taking the flier and posting it at your place of work?  There are extra fliers in the entranceway if you would like to take more than one with you.  Thanks in advance for your help!

The men’s basketball team doesn’t play again until the tourney.  The tourney will be held at the Adams County Service Complex beginning on Monday, February 27.  Time and opponents are not known at this time.

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 have a gym night at Wyneken from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today to finalize plans for the trip as well as discuss our March activities.  Pizza will be provided.  Please bring your own pop.

The 7th & 8th grade Sunday School class would like to thank Nan Nidlinger for her talk last Sunday.  It was very enjoyable and interesting.  We appreciate her taking the time to be with us.

The 7th and 8th graders once again are collection eyeglasses (and hearing aids) for the Lions Club to distribute to those in need.  There are boxes in the back of the church for you to place these items.  All eyeglasses, even broken ones, prescription or non-prescription glasses, and sunglasses are being accepted.  If you would like to take a poster to work and collect these items there, please contact any of the Sunday Schools students or Lin Gorman (547-4385).

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 Lutheran Hour is celebrating its 75th anniversary through October 31, 2006.  The thirty-minute broadcast is the world’s longest running Christian radio program airing on more than 800 radio stations weekly to an audience of more that 1.2 million people.  Listen to the Lutheran Hour at the times and stations listed in the bulletin or listen on line at www.Lutheranhour.org.  Next Sunday, February 26, has been designated as Lutheran Hour Sunday, with a door collection after the service to help support this ministry.

Have you turned in your survey concerning the pew cushions?  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 Thursday morning Bible Class will not meet for a few weeks.  Watch the bulletin for the location and date of the next class.

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.

Martini Lutheran Church, 333 E. Moeller Road, New Haven, is having an “All You Can Eat” Fish and Tenderloin dinner prepared by the Country Chef on Saturday, March 4, with serving from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.  The cost is $7 for adults (12 years of age and older), $4 for children (ages 6-11), and free to those 5 years old or younger.  Carryouts are available and are all $7.  Thrivent is sponsoring this event.

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.

Have you remembered your “Prayer Partner” lately?

Members are reminded that when borrowing items from the Parish Hall (tables, chairs, roasters, etc.) Cheryl Bultemeyer, our Parish Hall custodian, needs to be contacted.  She has the master list of when the building is rented out and knows what is available and when.  Thanks for your cooperation!

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 279; Sunday School - 46; Adult Bible Class – 19; Monday Night Bible Class - 6; Early-bird Bible Class – 10

OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Last Week’s

Weekly Budget

+/- for the Week

+/- for the Year

Home Purpose

     
$5,260.45

$6,418.94

-$1,158.49

-$14,458.81

Missions

     

NA

$423.08

NA NA

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.  There are some new vendors to announce—Quiznos in $5 denominations with an 8% return and Walgreen’s in $20 denominations with a 5% return.  Mike Thomas Associates, a realtor, will give 15% of their commission to anyone who buys or sells a home through their realty company.  More information is available in the school office concerning this SCRIP participant.  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.

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.)

An open house is being held today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to give anyone who wishes an opportunity to look over the science fair projects.  The projects will be in the old gym. 

School will be in session on President’s Day, February 20.  This will be a make-up day for December 9.  Students who ride North Adams busses will have transportation both ways; East Allen riders will need to find transportation both to and from school that day.

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.

The PTL is sponsoring an adult only (21 years of age and up) 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.  Dancing will be from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.  Tickets are $10 per person and can be pre-purchased from Kim Weiland, our SCRIP representative or at the school office.  Tickets will also be available at the Hayloft on the 17th.  Since it’s being held on St. Patrick’s Day, don’t forget to wear green!!

Parent/Teacher conferences are scheduled for Wednesday, February 22, and Thursday, February 23.  Wyneken will dismiss at 12:25 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, February 23 and 24.  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 on the 23rd and 24th.

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.    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, Matt Kiefer, Tyler Stoppenhagen, Drew Stoppenhagen, and Jenny Schamerloh from Friedheim.)  Other members of the team are Adam Schueler, Aaron Schueler, Andy Seddelmeyer, Malissa (Smith) Keane, Kelly McBride, Todd McBride, Kate (Macke) Brubaker, Ben Hoffman, Zach Schroeder, and Micah Borne.  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!

National Lutheran Schools Week will be held the week of March 5.  Information about special events for that week will be available soon.

Sporting News

The deadline for ordering “Wyneken Wear” has been extended to Monday, February 20.  Remember, sweatpants ($18 a pair) are now available.  Extra order forms are in the school office.

The first wrestling meet of the season will be this Thursday, February 23, at Holy Cross at 4:15 p.m.  Since this is a shortened day at Wyneken and the team won’t be leaving from school, parents will need to make sure that their wrestler is at Holy Cross by 3:45 p.m.  Thanks!

THIS WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

TODAY

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     

MONDAY

7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

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

 

 

March Newsletter items due

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

February 26   LYF Ski Trip

 

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service

    Door Collection – Lutheran Hour Ministries

 

10:00 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class

February 27

7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

    Men’s Basketball Tournament

February 28

6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class

 

9:00 a.m.

Morning Glories

March 1

8:20 a.m.

Chapel @ Wyneken

 

All Day

Tabea Society

 

6:00 p.m.

LYF Midweek Lenten Supper
 

7:00 p.m.

Ash Wednesday Worship with Holy Communion
(confirmation parents to meet following service)

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