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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Lent 1
March 5, 2006

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Order of Service

Page 46

The Choir

“Cast Thy Burden”

The Hymns

TLH #6; #516; #159; #306; #309; #47

The Readings

Lent is a Time of Testing

Genesis 22:1-18  Abraham’s faith is tested
Romans 8:21-29 Faith is tested by life’s sufferings
Mark 1:12-15 Faith is tested by temptation


“The Temptation of Jesus:  Mark 1:12-15
What you should know concerning temptation---

1.       It is God-allowed—“The Spirit immediately drove Him”

2.       It is Satan-conducted—“Tempted by Satan”

3.       It is danger-saturated—“He was with wild beasts”

4.       IT is angel-ministering—“Angels ministered to Him”

The Acolyte

Allyssa Johnson

+  Soli Deo Gloria  +

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Don Buuck, Lisa Lee, Evelyn Keuneke, Jeff Bradtmueller, Shirley Witte, and Chris Putteet.  We also remember all those involved in education including our Wyneken 3rd grade teacher, Michelle Martin, Teri Conrad, one of our substitute Sunday School teachers, and Lisa Bills.  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 Hildegard Kiefer who is a patient at Adams Memorial Hospital, George Geyer who has returned home, Ann Crosby who has returned to her Florida home, Jo Buuck who has returned home, Hubert Fuelling, 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 called Rev. Ralph Sielaff last Monday evening to serve as their pastor.  We pray the Lord’s blessings upon this congregation during this process and pray the Lord guides Rev. Sielaff in his decision.

We rejoice with Lowell & Jean Timm on the birth of their first grandchild, Aubrey Kathleen, who was born in Illinois on Thursday, March 2.  Aubrey is the daughter of Calvin & Alicia (Timm) Wagner.  We pray that the Good Shepherd keep an ever-watchful eye on this most precious of His lambs.

Mid-week Lenten worship continues this Wednesday, March 8.  The Wyneken 6th & 7th grade choir will sing at this service.  Our worship service starts at 7 p.m. with Pastor Dahling’s sermon, “Jesus I Will Ponder Now,” from John 18:15.  Following the worship service, you are invited to the church basement to enjoy Christian fellowship as well as light refreshments, provided by the Board of Stewardship.  The choir will practice following the worship service.  Choir members are asked to meet in the balcony.

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 “Balaam.”  How does God speak to us today? How do we know that He’s speaking?  Should we trust those who claim to have an inside tract to God? What if someone gives a prediction? Should we trust them? We learn more as we study the story of Balaam.

Because of our Soup & Sandwich Dinner, there will be no Sunday School or Adult Bible Class next Sunday, March 12.

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 Suffering.”  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? 

There will be a door collection this morning to benefit International Missions and Worship for Shut Ins.

Our 2006 Soup & Sandwich Dinner will be held at Wyneken next 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 – 11 lbs.

Beef Broth – 5 gallons

Hamburger – 10 lbs.

Chicken Base – 2 lbs.

Beef Base – 1 lb.

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!

Board of Stewardship’s Food for Thought – According to Genesis 1:26, God did not give us ownership of creation, but “to rule over” creation.  God is the source of all things and has retained His ownership.  Paul reminds us in I Corinthians 4:7 that all things come from God.  “What do you have that you did not receive?”  With this knowledge and understanding, we would be correct to substitute the word “returning” for “giving” because, through our giving, we are simply returning to God what He has already given to us.  When we consider how much to give (return) to our church and other Christian causes, we will them be asking ourselves, “How much of God’s money am I going to keep?”

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 men’s basketball tourney concludes tomorrow, Monday, March 6, at the Adams County Service Complex.   Friedheim’s opponent will be the Church of God at 6 p.m.  The winner of that game will go on to play in the championship game at 8 p.m.  Good luck, guys!

LYF Members:  Next Sunday, March 12, we will be serving drinks at the soup and sandwich dinner.  Freshmen and juniors will be working the first shift (10 a.m. to noon) with the sophomores and seniors working the last shift (noon – end of dinner).  On Wednesday, March 15, we will again be serving a Lenten supper (homemade soup, deluxe salad bar, breadsticks, and dessert) at 6 p.m. in the Parish Hall.  LYF members need to be at the Parish Hall by 5:30 p.m.  (Set-up will be the evening before at 7:00 p.m.  If you can help that night, it would be appreciated.)  Saturday, March 18, we will have a paper/aluminum can drive beginning at 8 a.m. 

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 morning.  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, today.

The Thursday morning Bible Class will meet at the home of Lucile Stoppenhagen this Thursday, March 9, at 9 a.m.

Men, Women,  Boy, and Girls, plan now to attend the 20th annual LLL Prayer Breakfast on Saturday, March 25, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 917 West Jefferson, in Ft. Wayne.  (The time of the breakfast wasn’t listed in the announcement.)  The featured speaker will be Rev. William Yonker, Pastor Advisor to the International Lutheran Laymen’s League, and senior pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church in East Dundee, Illinois.  Pastor Yonker is also well known for his presentations at youth gatherings, as he speaks to youth events around the United States 15 to 20 weekends a year.  Several lay people will offer prayers for the church, victims of disaster, and other situations in our world today.  Each person will also be given the opportunity to support Lutheran Hour Ministries.  Tickets may be obtained from Al Hormann for a donation of $5.  Come, and have a good time and hear an inspirational message from Rev. William Yonker.

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!

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!

Do you know you can go online (www.zionfriedheim.org) to read copies of the bulletin, newsletter, and even the Lenten devotional?  Would you like to receive any of these items by E-mail?  If so, give your E-mail address to Marv Drier, our webmaster, and he will add it to the list of those who like to receive information in this manner.  We appreciate all Marv’s work in keeping our website up to date.  Remember, if you have pictures of church activities, Marv can also put these on our web page. 

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 254; Sunday School - 37; Adult Bible Class – 16; Early-bird Bible Class – 9; Ash Wednesday – 140 with 106 receiving Holy Communion


Last Week’s

Weekly Budget

+/- for the Week

+/- for the Year

Home Purpose







2-26 - $515.00

3-01 - $224.08




Door Collection for Lutheran Hour Ministries - $227.01

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.)

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.

Mother/daughter laser tag at UltraZone Family Entertainment Center in Ft. Wayne is scheduled for today.  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!!

National Lutheran Schools Week will be held this week.  Chapel services will be held at 9:30 a.m. at Zion, Decatur (grades K-4) and Bethlehem, Ossian (grades 5-8).  On Tuesday, grades 1-8 will go to Bellmont High School and attend a visiting artist program from Central Africa.  On Wednesday there will be an all-school lunch and jeopardy game.  Thursday Zion, Decatur, and St. Peter-Immanuel will be joining us at Wyneken to listen to the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, and on Friday, the jump rope/hoop shoot for Heart will be held in the morning with afternoon activities including games for the K-4th graders and a mixed volleyball tournament for students in grades 5-8.

The newly formed “Wyneken Choir” will be recording five hymns for “Worship for Shut Ins” on Tuesday, March 14, at Holy Cross Lutheran School.  Students in grades 6 and 7 will sing at Friedheim this Wednesday, March 8, while the 8th graders will sing at Preble on Wednesday, March 22.

The students voted on their favorite meals and the top five were chosen to be served this week, National Lutheran Schools Week.

The band will have their annual concert/instrumental-judging event on Monday, March 20, at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria.  Anyone who enjoys music is invited to attend.

The first graders have been enjoying caring for some gerbils.  The gerbils, now need to find new homes.  If you are interested in providing your child with this type of pet, please contact Becky Klenke or the school office.

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.  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.



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


9:30 a.m. Chapel @ Zion or Bethlehem
  6:00 p.m.

Men’s Basketball vs. Church of God


7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

  8:00 p.m. Championship game @ the Annex


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


7:00 p.m. Midweek Lenten Service (Wyneken choir to sing)

Stewardship Committee serving light refreshments after worship service


7:45 p.m.

Choir meets following worship service


 8:00 a.m.

Thrivent Meeting @ Adams Memorial
  9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class @ Lucile Stoppenhagen’s

7:00 p.m.

Wyneken School Board

 6 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Preble Pancake & Sausage
    Set up for Soup & Sandwich Dinner


March 12

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service


10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Soup & Sandwich @ Wyneken

March 13

7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

March 14

6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class


9:00 a.m.

Morning Glories

March 15

8:20 a.m.

Chapel @ Wyneken


6:00 p.m. LYF Lenten Supper

7:00 p.m.

Mid-week Lenten Service


7:45 p.m. Choir Practice
March 18 8:00 a.m.  LYF Paper/Can Drive

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