Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

We welcome all who worship with us, especially during this Lenten season.  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 2
March 12, 2006

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Order of Service

Page 5

The Hymns

TLH #5; #141; #50

The Readings

Lent is a Time of Suffering

Genesis 28:10-17 God confronts Jacob while fleeing from Esau
Romans 5:1-11 Christians rejoice in their sufferings for Christ
Mark 8:31-38 Jesus announces His suffering in Jerusalem


“What Jesus teaches we should put into practice”  - Mark 8:31-38
What you should know concerning temptation---

1.      Deny self – v. 34

2.      Lose self – v. 35

3.      Crucify self – v. 34

The Acolyte

Paul Drier

+  Soli Deo Gloria  +

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Amy Erxleben, Tammy Dahling, Dirk Stoppenhagen, Julie Heimann, and Josh Miller.  We also remember all those involved in education including our Wyneken 2nd grade teacher, Heidi Werling, Sharon Franke, one of our substitute Sunday School teachers, and Christine Bultemeier who teaches at Heritage.  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 Bill Fuhrman, Hildegard Kiefer who is in extended care at Adams Memorial Hospital, Carol Hitzfield who is recovering at home following foot surgery, 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 to serve as their minister.  We pray the Lord’s blessings upon this congregation during this process and pray the Lord’s guidance to Rev. Sielaff while he contemplates this call.

The flowers on the altar are to the glory of God and in loving memory of Fern Ehlerding (No-No Grandma) by the Everett family.

Mid-week Lenten worship continues this Wednesday, March 15.  Our worship service starts at 7 p.m. with Pastor Dahling’s sermon, “Jesus I Will Ponder Now,” from John 18:15-27. 

The LYF will be serving a Lenten supper this Wednesday, March 15, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Parish Hall.  The congregation is invited to enjoy some homemade soup, a deluxe salad bar, breadsticks, dessert, and drinks.  A free-will offering will be gathered.

Due to the Soup & Sandwich Dinner, there is no Sunday School or adult Bible class this morning.  Next Sunday’s lesson in Adult Bible Class is “Moses’ Last Days & Death.”  Raised in royalty and then forced to live in absurdity only to return to lead a great nation, Moses comes to the end of his days.  As we review his last days and the charge he leaves to a new nation, he leaves us with an indelible mark - remain faithful to Him who orders your days. Moses struggled with the people but in the end won their hearts, as he was one who had compassion for the people.

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 Cleansing.”  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? 

You are invited to our Soup & Sandwich Dinner today at Wyneken with serving from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Enjoy the good food and check out the craft and baked goods!  This year’s profits are designated to the Building Fund.

Our team men’s basketball team completed their season last Monday evening with a win against Church of God, putting them into the championship game.  Although they lost their last game, we congratulate them on their great year.

LYF Members:  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 day.  Thanks for your support!

Men, Women, Boys, 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, beginning at 8 a.m.  (The event concludes around 10:30 a.m.)  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.

Your Easter flower orders are due Wednesday, March 29.  There are order forms in today’s bulletin as well as in either entranceway of the church.  Please place your order form and payment into the boxes marked “Easter Flower Orders” in either entranceway of the church or give them to a committee member—Deb Stevens, Deb Miller, Elizabeth Schuller, Sara Rhymer, Betty Sielschott, or Tina Geels.

There are 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 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 – 246 with 167 receiving Holy Communion; Sunday School - 41; Adult Bible Class – 16; Monday Night Bible Class - 4; Early-bird Bible Class – 11; Mid-week Lenten Worship – 159


Last Week’s

Weekly Budget

+/- for the Week

+/- for the Year

Home Purpose







3-05 - $345.00

3-08 - $223.36




Door Collection for International Missions/Worship for Shut Ins - $54.00

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.  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.)

Father/son laser tag at UltraZone Family Entertainment Center in Ft. Wayne 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.

Market Day order forms need to be returned to Wyneken by Friday, March 24. (The order form says the 30th, but Wyneken is on spring break that week so it needs to be in the week before.)  Internet orders are due by noon on Saturday, April 1, with pick up on Thursday, April 6, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.  This month is Spring Pie Bonus Days.  In addition to the special offer on the pies, you can receive a sturdy vinyl and zip closed tote bag when you buy any three pies or cheesecakes.  New items include tortilla crusted pepper jack stuffed chicken ($112.99), chicken bacon ranch sandwich ($9.99), and Ocean Spray Berry Blue Lemonade ($10.49).  Specials this month include shoestring French fries ($4.39), Vidalia onion burgers ($9.59), boneless pork chops ($9.49), spiral sliced ham ($2.99 per pound), chicken cordon bleu ($13.49), chicken tenders ($12.29), popcorn shrimp ($11.29), egg rolls with sauce ($9.99), peas ($7.59), smashed cauliflower ($8.29), Philly cheese steak kit ($10.99), chicken & dumpling soup ($8.79), broccoli cheese soup singles ($7.79), breakfast pizzas ($8.39), breakfast quesadillas ($8.99), Colby jack snack sticks ($8.39), frozen fruit pops ($6.49), lemon delight bars ($7.49), rainbow chocolate drop cookie dough ($5.99).  Order forms are also available at Wyneken this morning at our Soup & Sandwich.

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!!

The newly formed “Wyneken Choir” will be recording five hymns for “Worship for Shut Ins” on Tuesday, March 14, at Holy Cross Lutheran School.  Our 8th grade choir will sing at Preble on Wednesday, March 22.

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 third quarter ends on Friday, March 17, with report cards being issued on Wednesday, March 22.

Wyneken’s spring break will be the same as North Adams this year, the week of March 26.  East Allen will observe their spring break the week of April 2.  East Allen parents will need to make transportation arrangements both to and from school that week.

Enrollment forms for the 2006-2007 school year will be mailed by the end of March.  If you know of a family who may be interested in sending their child to Wyneken, especially for the Pre-K and kindergarten classes, please have them contact the school (639-6177) to be placed on the mailing list.  If anyone has had a recent change in address, please contact the office with your current address.  Thanks for your help!

North Adams will have their Kindergarten Round-Up on Tuesday, April 4, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Northwest Elementary School.  If your child turns five on or before August 1, 2006, they are eligible to be in kindergarten next school you.  Make sure you bring your child’s immunizations records, birth certificate, social security number, correct house address.  The Lion’s Club will offer free hearing screenings, Adams Memorial Hospital will offer free lead screens and information about health services, and Adams County Step Ahead with the Adams County Sheriffs’ Department will offer Kidacare ID.

The 2007 graduating class begins fundraising for the Washington, DC trip by selling flowers from McNamara (formerly Sandpoint Greenhouse).  Starting March 17 through April 19, the 7th graders will be selling flowers and gift certificates from McNamara’s in Ft. Wayne.  Order forms and gift certificates will be available at Wyneken on Wednesdays and Fridays at the SCRIP table or you may see any Wyneken 7th grader.  (Friedheim’s 7th graders include Brittany Franke, Ashtyn Freimuth, Matt Gorman, Allison Hormann, Jessica Linnemeier, Derek Schultz, and Alex Weiland.)  Flowers will be available for pick up at school on Saturday, May 6, or you may use your gift certificate at McNamara’s for a better deal than if you were to shop without a certificate.  Only FULL flats are available for pick up; however, you can mix and match at McNamara’s with your certificate.  For our disabled or elderly supporters, we are offering delivery from the school.  Just let us know you need this service.  As always, your support of these fundraising projects is truly appreciated by the students.

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 concludes this week.  Holy Cross will host the meet on Monday, March 13, with Central hosting on Thursday, March 16.  All wrestling meets begin at 4:15 p.m.  Wyneken is the site of the LSAA Senior Tournament on Saturday, March 18, beginning at 9 a.m.  Come out and cheer on our young athletes.



9:00 a.m.

Worship Service


10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Soup & Sandwich @ Wyneken


7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class


6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class


9:00 a.m.

Morning Glories


8:20 a.m.

Chapel @ Wyneken

  All Day Tabea Society Extra Quilting


6:00 p.m. LYF Lenten Supper

7:00 p.m.

Mid-week Lenten Service


7:45 p.m. Choir Practice
THURSDAY 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class @ Marlene Conrad’s
SATURDAY 8:00 a.m.  LYF Paper/Can Drive


March 19

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion


(Baptism of Lauren Suzanne Hockemeyer) 

   9 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Poe’s Pancake & Sausage
  10:30 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Class

March 20

7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

March 21

6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class


9:00 a.m.

Morning Glories

March 22

8:20 a.m.

Chapel @ Wyneken


7:00 p.m.

Mid-week Lenten Service
  7:45 p.m. Choir Practice

March 23

9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class

Newsletter articles due in church office

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