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.   If you are communing, please take a moment to complete a communion registration card.  There are cards in either entranceway of the church.  The card may be given to one of the Deacons or placed in the offering plate.  Please worship with us again soon.

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Lent 3
March 19, 2006

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Order of Service

Page 46

The Choir “Here I Am to Worship”

The Hymns

TLH #301; #361; #142; #311; #430; #45

The Readings

Lent is a Time of Cleansing

Exodus 20:1-17 Commandments – the purity God expects
1 Corinthians 1:22-25 Necessary righteousness comes only by faith
John 2:13-22  Jesus cleanses the temple of commercialism

Sermon

“The Sign of the Cross is” – John 2:13-22 

1.       The sign of authority – to drive out the traders

2.      The sign of cleansing – clean up the commercial interests

3.      The sign of healing – by the cross, the broken relationship with God is healed

The Acolyte

Jenna Timm

+  Soli Deo Gloria  +

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Kurt Bradtmueller, Tiffany Brodbeck, Marlene Conrad, Sara Des Jean, Tina Geels, Bonnie Werling, Jacob Baumann, Lydia Kalthoff (who celebrates her 98th birthday), Kent Kiefer, Brian Moeller, Leonard Bultemeier, and Stanley Fuhrmann.  We also remember all those involved in education including our Wyneken 1st grade teacher, Becky Klenke, Becky Blomenberg, Alicia Drier, and Pam Everett who are helpers in our Sunday School program, and Gretchen Hudson.  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, Tami Stoppenhagen’s sister, Cindy, who is in failing health, Carol Hitzfield, Hubert Fuelling, Gary Jeffrey, and Sandy Franz.

We remember in our prayers the family and friends of Delmore Fuelling, Cindy Wass’ brother, who was called to his heavenly home on Friday, March 10, and was given Christian burial on Monday, March 13.  We pray that the God of all comfort be with those who mourn and remind them of that great day when they will be reunited with their loved one in heaven.

We welcome into church membership through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism, Lauren Suzanne Hockemeyer, daughter of Randy & Trisha (Bangs) Hockemeyer.  Her sponsors are Rod and Robin Hormann.  We pray the Lord’s richest blessings on this most precious of His lambs.

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 honor of Lauren Hockemeyer’s baptism placed in church by her parents and big brothers, Ryan and Travis.  May the Good Shepherd keep an ever-watchful eye on this most precious of His lambs.

Flowers have also been placed in church to the glory of God and in loving memory of Helen Whitacre by the Fred, Tina, & Freddie Geels.


Mid-week Lenten worship continues this Wednesday, March 22.  Our worship service starts at 7 p.m. with Pastor Dahling’s sermon, “Jesus I Will Ponder Now,” from John 19:5.  The Board of Stewardship will be serving light refreshments in the church basement following the service.  The choir will practice in the balcony on the 22nd following the worship service.


The LYF will be serving a Lenten supper on
Wednesday, March 29, 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 freewill offering will be gathered.

Today’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 Believing.”  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: The problem of money is summed up by Jesus:  “No one can serve two masters.  Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other.  You cannot serve both God and Money” (Matthew 6:24).  Jesus is not telling us that we should not serve both God and money nor is He saying that we must not serve both God and money.  He is saying that it is impossible to serve both God and money.  We will either serve God or we will serve our money and the things that money can buy.  Through the working of the Holy Spirit, we are enabled to choose God over money.

HELP!!  Friedheim is in charge of supplying birthday cakes for the April birthday celebration at Lutheran Homes.  These cakes are needed by Wednesday, April 12.  If you could donate a cake, please contact Donna Hileman at 639-3125.  Still needed are two 9” x 13” white cakes, two 9” x 13” yellow cakes, and one angel food cake (iced).  The cakes need to be in the church basement by 8 a.m. on April 12.  Thanks so much for your help!

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 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!

A special thank you to all who made our Soup & Sandwich so successful last Sunday.  It takes everyone’s cooperation to run the dinner smoothly.  We served 505 with meal receipts totaling $3,413.10.  The craft and bake sale netted $784.96, making the total received $4,198.06.  Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will be matching a portion of this dollar amount with all funds being placed in the Building Fund.  Again, thank you! – Kim & Roz Schamerloh & Joe & Lin Gorman, Dinner Co-Chairs

Don’t forget to keep Saturday, July 8, open on your calendar.  Plans are being made for a church picnic that afternoon and evening (4 p.m. to 10 p.m.).  A hog roast/potluck supper is being planned along with games and activities for the children, a euchre tournament, and possibly some square dancing.

Bingen’s Men’s Club is having their annual fish and tenderloin dinner today from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Wyneken.  Carry outs are available.  The cost is $7.50 for adults, $4 for children ages 6-12, and free for those under the age of six.

The Poe Volunteer Fire Department is having their pancake and sausage brunch today.  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!

Dear Members of Friedheim, I wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you to all those who remembered me in their prayers, sent cards, or visited me during my recent illness.  I especially want to thank Pastor Dahling for his visits and prayers during my hospital stays and my recovery at home.  God’s blessings to each and every one of you. – George Geyer

We send a sincere thank you to our Friedheim family for the sympathy cards, comforting words, funeral home visits, and most importantly, your prayers during my brother’s leukemia battle.  Praise the Lord that Delmore’s victory is heaven.  May God continue to use each of you as you touch other’s lives.  – Dean & Cindy Wass

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 246; Monday Night Bible Class - 6; Early-bird Bible Class – 14; Mid-week Lenten Worship – 104

OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Last Week’s

Weekly Budget

+/- for the Week

+/- for the Year

Home Purpose

     
$4,065.50

$6,418.94

-$2,353.44

-$22,776.81

Missions

     

3-12 - $335.00

3-15 - $221.78

$423.08

+$133.70

-$321.66

Wyneken News

With spring break just around the corner, it’s time to think SCRIP as you finalize your travel plans.  Check out the airlines, hotels, gas, and restaurants that participate in the SCRIP program.  If you are already shopping for spring clothes, consider purchasing SCRIP to use on your next shopping trip.  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.

There are two Wednesdays left in March.  Scott’s will double the ABC’s receipts points on any purchase made on the 22nd or 29th.   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.)

Wyneken lawn mowing bids are being accepted now through April 2.  Include in your bid mowing, shrub trimming, and a one-time proper mulching.  Please give your bid to Kent Stoppenhagen, Randy Everett, or Duane Kiess.

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 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). 

Our 8th grade choir, along with the Wyneken choir, will sing at Preble on Wednesday, March 22.  The church service begins at 7 p.m.

The band will have their annual concert/instrumental-judging event on Monday, March 20, at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria.  Mrs. Paschal will be at Wyneken on Monday morning for any advanced band students who would like to come in for an extra practice before that evening’s performance.  (There will be no band on Friday, March 24.)  Anyone who enjoys music is invited to attend.

The third quarter ended 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 this week.  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, and 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 Kidcare 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.  There are color brochures in either entranceway of the school if you want to get a better idea of what you are ordering.  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.  Our 7th graders have a table set up outside this morning (in the front of church) to take orders or sell certificates.  In case of inclement weather, they will move indoors and can probably be found near our SCRIP representative, Kim Weiland.  (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 if you need this service.  As always, your support of these fundraising projects is truly appreciated by the students.

Kings Island discount coupons are available in the school office.  These coupons are good for weekends in April and May or anytime during the summer months.

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 concluded Saturday with Shawn Kiess, Paul Drier, Elliot Conrad and Derek Schultz all winning league championships.  The team finished a close second to Central.  The team would like to thank all the coaches who worked with them this season and the fans who supported them.

Girls soccer practice starts Monday, March 20 at 3:00. 

THIS WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

TODAY

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

   

(Baptism of Lauren Suzanne Hockemeyer) 

   9 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Poe’s Pancake & Sausage
  10:15 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Class

MONDAY

7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

TUESDAY

6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class

 

9:00 a.m.

Morning Glories

WEDNESDAY

8:20 a.m.

Chapel @ Wyneken

 

7:00 p.m.

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

THURSDAY

9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class @ Doris Conrad's
   

Newsletter articles due in church office

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

March 26

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service

  10:00 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Class

March 27

7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

March 28

6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class

 

9:00 a.m.

Morning Glories

March 29

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 30

9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class

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