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 4
March 26, 2006

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Order of Service

Page 5

The Hymns

TLH #345; #245; #54             

The Readings

Lent is a Time of Believing

Numbers 21:4-9 Healing comes by looking in faith
Ephesians 2:4-10 Sinners are saved by grace through faith
John 3:14-21 Eternal life comes by faith in Christ


“Look and know that God loves you” – John 3:14-16 

1.       Look beyond the cross—the source of God’s love (v. 16).

2.      Look to the One on the cross (v. 14).

3.      Look at the cross—sacrifice for you (v. 15).

The Acolyte

Jarvis Cale

+  Soli Deo Gloria  +

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Matt Gorman, Micki Blomenberg, Angie Buuck, Valerie Jackson, Les Conrad, Carissa Schultz, Jodi Svoboda, Aaron M. Conrad, and Ted Gallmeyer.  We also remember all those involved in education including our Wyneken kindergarten teacher, Rae Fuhrmann, Shirley Drier, our Sunday School Superintendent, and Linda Keuneke who teaches at Luers.  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 and Hildegard Kiefer who have returned home, Hubert Fuelling, 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.

We remember in our prayers the friends and family of Harold Bultemeier, great uncle of Lisa Lee, Beth Rettig, and Chris Rhymer, who was called to his heavenly home last Monday, March 20, and was given Christian burial on Friday, March 24.  Cindy Pierce, Tami Stoppenhagen’s sister, went to be with her loving Father also on the 20th with burial this past week.  We pray that the comforting arms of our Savior be around those who mourn and remind them of that great day when we will be reunited with our loved ones in heaven.

Mid-week Lenten worship continues this Wednesday, March 29.  Our worship service starts at 7 p.m. with Pastor Dahling’s sermon, “Jesus I Will Ponder Now,” from John 19:23-27. 

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.  (Youth are reminded to help with set-up on Tuesday, March 28, at 7 p.m. in the Parish Hall and to be at the Parish Hall by 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday.  Don’t forget to bring a dessert.)

Today’s lesson in Adult Bible Class is “Israel enters the Promised Land.” After their wandering years, an entirely new generation is born. Under new leadership the children of Israel enter into the Promised Land. What had once been a dream was becoming a reality.

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 Sacrifice.”  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.  Mark your calendar for April 30 when Rev. John Schmidtke, grandson of Rev. Ernst Schmidtke, a former pastor here at Friedheim, will be the guest preacher.  Rev. John Schmidtke is pastor at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, an inner city congregation in St. Louis, Missouri.

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? 

On Sunday, April 2, Betsy Dickerson will be the speaker for the 7th & 8th grade Sunday School class.  Please feel free to join them as they listen to Betsy tell about her week of mission work with families who suffered severe damage from Hurricane Katrina.

Youth ushers for April are Jon Kiefer and Ben Moeller.

Micki Blomenberg and Marlene Conrad are serving on Altar Guild for April.

The LYF would like to say thank you to those who contributed papers and cans for the recent drive.  It was very much appreciated.  They would especially like to thank Donna Hileman for the muffins—they were delicious!!

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.  Check with Donna to see what is still needed.  The cakes need to be in the church basement by 8 a.m. on April 12.  Thanks so much for your help!

Your Easter flower orders are due this Wednesday, March 29.  Order forms are included in this morning’s bulletin.  You may 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.

Council Members:  The minutes from the March 7 Council Meeting are in your slots in the entranceway of the church.  Our April Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 4, at 8 p.m.

Thank you to all who donated the many wonderful desserts and salads for the Soup/Sandwich dinner.  Remember to check for your pans, dishes, and containers in the church basement.  Also, we are missing several items including two sheet cake pans and a glass pie pan.  If you happen to find an extra item in your kitchen, please bring it down to the church basement.

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!

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.

Have you remembered your “Prayer Partner” lately?

Dear Christian friends,  I just wanted to take a moment to thank all those who sent cards and offered prayers on my behalf during my hospitalization, surgery, and recovery.  I’m doing fine and appreciated the Christian care and concern shown to me.  – Ann Crosby

Peace Lutheran Church & the Hispanic congregation of Ft. Wayne invite you to a luncheon to help offset the cost of leukemia treatments for Nicole Lehman, a student at Unity Lutheran School.   Authentic Mexican food, chili, and hot dogs will be served today from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Unity Lutheran School on South Calhoun Street in Ft. Wayne.  The cost is $6 for adults and $4 for children under 12.  Carryouts are available.

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 264 with 142 receiving Holy Communion; Sunday School – 43; Adult Bible Class - 17; Monday Night Bible Class - 7; Early-bird Bible Class – 13; Mid-week Lenten Worship – 85


Last Week’s

Weekly Budget

+/- for the Week

+/- for the Year

Home Purpose






3-19 - $170.00

3-22 - $179.87


-$73.21 -$394.87

Wyneken News

Starting to shop for some new spring and summer clothes?  Consider purchasing SCRIP to take with you on your next shopping trip.  SCRIP is available on most Wednesdays after school and all day and after school on Friday (except this week since Wyneken is on spring break). 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.

Scott’s will double the ABC’s receipts points on any purchase made on the 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 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). 

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 were to be mailed last week and need to be returned by April 14.  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!

Mrs. Deb Olson, our pre-K teacher, has decided not to return to the staff next year.  We thank her for her three years of service; she will be missed.  If you know of anyone who has an Indiana teaching license and is interested in teaching Pre-K, please contact Mr. Timm at 639-6177.  (This year the 4-year old class met on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. while the 3-year-old class met on Tuesday and Thursday mornings also from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.)

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.

Tami Schultz, manager of our child care program, is asking for feedback regarding the program, especially operations for next year.  You may contact her at 639-6064 or send her a note.  Thanks!

Congratulations to Matt Gorman.  He received two 2nd place awards at the IPFW Regional Science Fair.  He received a second place in Junior Environmental Science as well as second for the Ethyl Block Award.  Great job, Matt!

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 church 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.

CD’s, DVD’s, and VHS tapes of the choirs’ performance on Worship for Shut Ins will be available for purchase (cost not available) in the near future.  Once information is available, it will be passed on to you.  Any 6th, 7th, or 8th grader may still join the choir.  The choir practices after school on Tuesdays from 2:30 p.m. to 3:20 p.m.

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.

Sporting News

Congratulations to Shawn Kiess (128), Paul Drier (144), Elliot Conrad (168), and Derek Schultz (215) who were crowned LSAA Senior champs!  Wyneken finished second in the team championship with seven of the nine team members finishing first, one second-place finish and one third-place finish.  Congratulations on the great season, boys!

Girls’ soccer practice will begin after spring break.  Watch for information in the Wyneken Weekly.



9:00 a.m.

Worship Service

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


7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class


6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class


9:00 a.m.

Morning Glories

  7:00 p.m. Setup for Lenten Supper


6:00 p.m. LYF Lenten Supper


7:00 p.m.

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


9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class @ Dorothy Heckman's


April 2

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

  10:15 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Class

April 3

7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

April 4

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
April 5 All Day Tabea Society


8:20 a.m.

Chapel @ Wyneken


7:00 p.m.

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

April 6

9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class
  7:00 p.m.

Wyneken School Board  

April 8 3:30 p.m. Manley/Schaefer Wedding

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