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.

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February 26, 2006

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Order of Service

Page 5

The Choir

“What a Friend”

The Hymns

“Down from the Mount”

The Readings

The Vision Glorious

2 Kings 2:1-12a Elisha sees the glorious departure of Elijah
2 Corinthians 2:12 – 4:2 Spirit possessed people see the glory of God
Mark 9:2-9  At Transfiguration, we see the glory of God in Jesus


 “Jesus Revealed” – Mark 9:2-9
           1. The Transfiguration was for the disciples’ benefit.
The Transfiguration benefits us today.

The Acolyte

Elliot Conrad

+  Soli Deo Gloria  +

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Gary Knipstein, Ben Moeller, Gunnar Cale, Justin Jackson, Jacob Stoppenhagen, Jenny Eidam, Dan Buuck, Alvin Witte, and Delmar Heckman.  We also remember all those involved in education including our Wyneken 4th grade teacher, Jean Timm, Andrea Johnson, one of our Sunday School teachers, and Toney Bergman who teaches at Bellmont.  May our loving Savior direct, bless, and guide their lives.

We welcome Joshua Henry Blomenberg, son of Erik and Emily (Burman) Blomenberg, into church membership today through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism.  Godparents are Scott Gehres and Laura Christner.  Also receiving the Sacrament of Baptism is Amos Immanuel Tucker, son of Noah and Irina (Shpitser) Tucker.  Godparents are Isaiah & Megan Tucker.  May the Good Shepherd keep an ever-watchful eye on these 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 had surgery this past Friday and remains a patient at Lutheran Hospital, Walter Nuerge who was a patient at Bluffton and has returned home, Ann Crosby who underwent surgery this past Friday in Florida, Jo Buuck who underwent surgery and remains a patient at Parkview, Delmar Fuelling, Cindy Wass’ brother, who is at an Indianapolis hospital, Gary Jeffrey, and Sandy Franz.

We remember in our prayers Faith Lutheran Church in Roanoke who are celebrating their 10th anniversary.  Their congregation is also in the processing of calling a minister to serve their membership.  We pray the Lord’s blessings upon this congregation as it continues to grow and minister to the Roanoke community.

The flowers on the altar are to the glory of God and in loving memory of Al & Elsie Buuck placed in church by their family.

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

This past weekend, Tricia Ripley became Dr. Tricia Bultemeyer-Ripley.  She graduated from Palmer Chiropractic College in Davenport, Iowa.  We wish her much success as she begins her practice and that the Lord’s blessings be upon her.

Mid-week Lenten worship begins on Ash Wednesday, March 1.  Our worship service starts at 7 p.m.  Holy communion will be celebrated.  The sermon is “Jesus I Will Ponder Now” from Luke 18:31-34.

Copies of the Lenten devotional, “A Faith that Sings,” can be found in either entranceway of the church.  Please pick up a copy as you leave church this morning.  Thanks to all who made this project a success.

Today’s lesson in Adult Bible Class is “The Golden Calf Rebellion!  Bitter Waters.”   Our first parents, Adam and Eve, enjoyed a close and intimate relationship with God. The children of Israel, on the other hand, encountered God witnessing His awesome power, with His voice, smoke and thunder at Mount Sinai. They reacted in fear. Both ended the relationship with rebellion. Our study continues with the consequences of such rebellion.

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

Today is Lutheran Hour Sunday.  The Lutheran Hour broadcast tells the story of salvation.  It is the Gospel message pure and simple.  God uses the Lutheran Hour message in a powerful way.  It is the message of hope.  It takes more that $134,000 every month to broadcast The Lutheran Hour in North America alone.  There is no financial support from the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.  The support from individuals and congregation drives the work of Lutheran Hour Ministries.  Support your Lutheran Hour today through prayer and your giving, as you have been blessed.  There will be a door collection for Lutheran Hour Ministries this morning.

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 is a God of love and goodness.  Because He is omniscient, He knows what needs we have, and He will provide them when He believes the time is proper.  He is faithful to those who believe and trust in Him.  Jesus says in Luke chapter 12 that, if God feeds the birds of the air and provides for the flowers in the fields, we can be sure that He will take care of those He loves.  Philippians 4:10 reads, “And my God will meet all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus.”  God does not provide only a fractional amount of the needs that we have; God knows what is best for us and He will provide all that is good for us.

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)

Hamburger – 10 lbs.

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

Potatoes – 15 lbs.

Horseradish Sauce – 2 squirt bottles

Pickle Relish – 2 squirt bottles



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’.  Thanks to all who have already donated items for the dinner, including salads and desserts.  If you wish, you may bring your desserts to the church basement the morning of the dinner and someone on the committee will make sure they get to Wyneken or you may bring you dessert to Wyneken that morning.  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.

There are extra fliers advertising our Soup & Sandwich Dinner in the entranceway.  If you would like to take one with you to work and post it on the bulletin board, it would be appreciated.  Thanks in advance for your help!

Council Members:  The minutes from the February 6 Council meeting are in your slots in the entranceway of the church.  The March Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 7, at 8 p.m.

The Monday night Bible class will not meet tomorrow, but will resume on March 6 at 7 p.m.

The men’s basketball tourney will be held at the Adams County Service Complex beginning on Monday, February 27.  Friedheim will face The Crossroad at 7 p.m.

Youth ushers for March are Daniel Linnemeier and Jacob Stoppenhagen.

Parents of the Confirmation Class of 2006:  There will be a short meeting following the Ash Wednesday worship on March 1.  Please meet in the back of the church to go over a few items for confirmation.

LYF Members:  A busy March is in store!  We begin serving our mid-week Lenten suppers, beginning this Wednesday, March 1.  Serving begins at 6:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall.  Youth, try to arrive at least one-half hour prior to help get everything ready.  You are to bring a dessert (cake, pie, cookies, etc.).  We will also serve supper on March 15 and March 29.  On the 12th we will be serving drinks at the soup and sandwich dinner.  Freshmen and juniors will work the first shift (10 a.m. to noon) with the sophomores and seniors working the last shift (noon – end of dinner).  Saturday, March 18, we will have a paper/aluminum can drive beginning at 8 a.m. 

The LYF would like to invite the congregation to a homemade soup supper this Wednesday, March 1.  Serving will begin at 6 p.m. in the Parish Hall.  Besides soup, there will also be a deluxe salad bar, breadsticks, desserts, and drinks.  A free-will donation will be accepted.

The youth will have a paper and aluminum can drive Saturday, March 18, starting at 8 a.m.  If you would like to have the youth come to your home and pick up these items, please contact Jerry Bultemeyer (724-9829), Mike or Denise Conrad (547-4717), or Stan or Tami Stoppenhagen (728-9101).  You may also bring your papers and cans to church that day.  Thanks for your support!

The 7th and 8th graders once again are collecting 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.

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 today.  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.

There are approximately eleven old 8’ tables from Wyneken available in the furnace room of the church on a first-come, first-served basis.  If you’re not sure which tables, please see Kent Stoppenhagen, Duane Kiess, or Randy Everett.  A donation is being requested.  The donation can be placed in the offering plate in an envelope marked “tables.”  Thanks!

Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Soest, is having a fish & tenderloin dinner on Saturday, March 4.  Serving is from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Don’t have time to come in and dine; try their fast and easy drive-thru.

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.

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.

The Poe Volunteer Fire Department is having their pancake and sausage brunch on Sunday, March 19.  Serving will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Poe Fire Department.  Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will provide matching funds.  Come out and support this worthy cause!

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 – 243 with 150 receiving Holy Communion; Sunday School - 41; Adult Bible Class – 15; Monday Night Bible Class - 6; Early-bird Bible Class – 11


Last Week’s

Weekly Budget

+/- for the Week

+/- for the Year

Home Purpose







2-12 - $265.00

2/19 - $245.00





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.  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.

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 will be no East Allen bus in the afternoon on Thursday, March 2.  Parents, please find a way home for your child that day.  On Monday, March 6, North Adams will have an early dismissal but Wyneken will be going the entire day.  Parents, please make arrangements to get your child home on that day.

Congratulations to Matt Gorman whose science fair project was one of the top five projects at Wyneken.  Matt will be participating at the Regional Science Fair at IPFW on March 18.  Good luck, Matt.

Beginning Tuesday, February 28, and continuing with all subsequent Tuesday practices, the Wyneken choir will meet from 2:35 p.m. to 3:20 p.m.

Upcoming PTL activities include a mother/daughter laser tag at UltraZone Family Entertainment Center in Ft. Wayne on Sunday, March 5.  There is room for 18 more people at noon and ten more at the 12:30 p.m. time.  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!!

Market Day 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).

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

The Woodburn Lutheran School PTL is hosting a Basketball Shootout on Saturday, March 25, beginning at 9 a.m.  There will be a free-throw shooting contest for ages 5 and up ($10 fee), a three-point shooting contest for ages 10 and up ($15 fee), a 3-on-3 tournament for ages 10 and up ($45 fee) with prizes awarded in all categories.  Lunch and snacks will be available.  Entry forms are available in the school office.

Sporting News

The wrestling season continues with two meets this week.  On Monday, February 27, the meet will be held at Concordia beginning at 4:15 p.m. and on Thursday, March 2, Wyneken will host the meet at 4:15 p.m.   Next week, Concordia will again host the meet on Monday, March 6, with Wyneken hosting on Thursday, March 9.  All wrestling meets begin at 4:15 p.m.  Concordia Lutheran High School is the site of the LSAA Open on Saturday, March 11.  Come out and cheer on our young athletes.


TODAY   LYF Ski Trip


9:00 a.m.

Worship Service

    Door Collection – Lutheran Hour Ministries


10:00 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class


7:00 p.m.

Men’s Basketball vs. Crossroad


6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class


9:00 a.m.

Morning Glories


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)


March 5

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion


Door Collection – International Missions/ Worship for Shut Ins


10:15 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class

March 6

7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

    Men’s Basketball Tournament

March 7

6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class


9:00 a.m.

Morning Glories

  7:00 p.m.  Elders’ Meeting
  7:30 p.m.  Trustees’ Meeting
  8:00 p.m.  Council Meeting

March 8

8:20 a.m.

Chapel @ Wyneken


7:00 p.m.

Mid-week Lenten Service
March 9 

 8:00 a.m.

Thrivent Meeting @ Adams Memorial

7:00 p.m.

Wyneken School Board
March 11

 6 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Preble Pancake & Sausage
    Set up for Soup & Sandwich Dinner

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