Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

We welcome you to Friedheim.  If you are visiting, please sign one of the guest registries located at either entrance of the church.  If you are communing, take a moment to complete a communion registration card.  Cards can be found in either entranceway of the church and may be given to one of the Deacons or placed in the offering plate.  Please worship with us again soon.

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Epiphany 3
January 21, 2007

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Order of Service

Page 15

The Hymns

TLH #127; #409; #129; #126; #132; #128


The Purpose of Your Life

Isaiah 61:1-6 Isaiah’s purpose in life is to bring good news
1 Corinthians 12:12-21 By the Spirit, Christians are members of one body
Luke 4:14-21 Jesus finds His purpose in Isaiah’s words
Sermon “The Man of One Book” – Luke 4:16-21

The Acolyte

Alex Weiland

+  Soli Deo Gloria  +

Statement of Communion Practice

We believe that in the Lord’s Supper we receive the true Body and Blood of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in, with, and under the bread and wine.  We welcome to our Altar all who share this belief and are fellow members of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.  If you are communing with us for the first time, please speak to one of the Deacons or Pastor Dahling. 

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Mark Witte, Carol Hitzfield, J. D. Nidlinger, Tom Brandt, Helen Erxleben (her 92nd!), Craig Linnemeier, Caleb Buuck, Dylan Lengerich, Marilyn Buuck, Marc Lichtle, and Alex Weiland.  We also remember in our prayers our resource teacher, Cindy Roy, Lisa Kiess who teaches at Adams Central, and Alicia Drier, one of our Sunday School teachers.   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 especially remember in our prayers Helen Erxleben who was in extended care at Adams Memorial but was scheduled to come home this weekend, Ilene Miller (sister of Jim & Jerry Bultemeyer and Rosie Bultemeier), Donna Geyer (Barb Geyer’s sister), who is a patient at Adams Memorial, Guy Kukelhan (Dian Witte’s brother), and Larry Leininger (brother of Jean Timm).

We remember in our prayers the friends and family of Robin Pogue, Dick Hileman’s niece, who was called to her heavenly home on January 10 and whose memorial service was held on Friday, January 19.  May the God of all comfort be with those who mourn and remind them of that glorious day when they will be reunited with their loved one in heaven.

Included in this morning’s bulletin is our weekly study guide, “Time in the Word.”  This week’s theme is “Opposition to the Word of God.”

The Adult Bible Class will meet in the church basement following the worship service today, continuing to study the Bible stories from the Old Testament.  Today, we will look at Elijah and the Prophets of Baal. In a great showdown, greater than any political debate or athletic contest imagined, the lone prophet, Elijah, takes on the prophets of Baal. We review this classic Bible story this morning.

Tune in to the Lutheran Hour which 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 is also broadcast 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. on Sunday.  Lutheran Hour can also be heard on WOWO (1190 AM) on Sunday mornings at 11 a.m.  Tune in!

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 – Long ago the prophet Jeremiah wrote, “The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure.  Who can understand I?” (Jeremiah 17:9).  We only have to look within to acknowledge that Jeremiah’s statement is still true today.  Fortunately, we have One Who does understand it.  Beyond that, we have One Who sympathizes with us in our weaknesses (Hebrews 4:15).  So deeply does He sympathize with us that He came to us in human form in order to provide the cure for those weaknesses—our sins—in His body on the Cross.  As Christ gave Himself for us, let us give ourselves in service to Him.

The LYF will be assisting the residents of Lutheran Home to their worship service today.  Please meet at 9 a.m. at the Parish Hall.  After the worship service at Lutheran Home, we have been invited to the home of Dick & Donna Hileman for lunch.  (Thanks in advance, Dick & Donna, for opening your home to us as well as giving us great food!).

The deadline is fast approaching for your devotion for our Lenten devotional booklet, “Sing the Glad Refrain.”  Please turn in your devotion (written about your favorite hymn or favorite verse(s) from a hymn) to a member of the Stewardship Board—Davon Bultemeier, Kris Blomenberg, or Cindy Des Jean—by Wednesday, January 31.  Thanks!

Sunday School Students:  We’ll be sending our first donation to the Scheele family (our missionary family in Africa) on January 31.  Please bring in your mission boxes by Sunday, January 28.  This is an on-going project.  So don’t forget to take your mission boxes back home with you to continue saving for Nathan, Melissa, and Chloe Scheele.  Thanks!

Our Annual Meeting will be held following the worship service next Sunday, January 28.  Please make plans to stay and hear the reports from our various boards and committees.  Remember all communicant members over the age of 18 are voting members of this congregation.

Council Members:  The minutes from the January 2 Council meeting are in your slots in either entranceway of the church.  You may pick up your minutes as your leave the worship service this morning.  The next Council meeting is on Monday, February 5, at 8 p.m. in the church basement.

The Lutheran Hour Ministries Prayer Breakfast will be held on Saturday, February 3.  Have you ever wondered why the children of dedicated Christians fail to follow their parents’ example?  Then plan now on attending the 25th annual LLL Prayer Breakfast at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 917 W. Jefferson in Ft. Wayne on the 3rd.  The featured speaker will be Rev. Kenneth Klaus, speaker on the Lutheran Hour, who will speak on the subject, “Christianity—Why Sons May Not Buy In.”  Several lay people will offer prayers for the church and the world today.  Each person will also be given the opportunity to support Lutheran Hour Ministries.  Tickets are $5 and can be obtained from Al Hormann.  Tickets will also be available at the door.  All adults and young people are invited to attend this event.  Come, and have a good time and hear an inspirational message from Rev. Kenneth Klaus.

Do you want to support the mission projects of the LWML?  Just place your donation in the mite envelopes, which are in either entranceway of the church, and put your envelope in the offering plate or give it to Cindy Wass, our LWML treasurer. 

The LWML is working on a project that involves making an item using plastic canvas.  If you want to help with this service project, please contact Ann Crosby by January 24.  (All supplies can be furnished)  Thanks!

Soon it will be time to pay for the 2007 LWML Quarterlies.  If you would like to help defray the cost of purchasing the Quarterlies, it would be appreciated.  The subscription rate this year is $5.50 (four issues per year).  You may place your donation in the offering plate (marked LWML Quarterlies) or give your money to Cindy Wass, the LWML treasurer.    Please have the money to her by March 1.  Thanks!

Decatur’s Lutheran Bible Institute (LBI) will begin its 2007 session on Tuesday, January 23, at 7 p.m. at Zion Lutheran School at 10th and Monroe Streets.   LBI runs for four consecutive Tuesdays and you have the choice of four classes to attend—The Epistles of St. John (with Rev. Dan Brege), The Book of Jonah (with Rev. Paul Doehrmann), Christ and Pop Culture (Rev. Scott Stiegemeyer) and Lutheran Liturgy and Hymnody (with Dr. Arthur Just and Prof. Richard Resch).  The cost of attending LBI is $7.50 (but there is no charge for college, high school, and elementary students).  You can pre-register with our LBI representatives, Tim Blomenberg or Denny Werling.  Final enrollments will be held on the 23rd beginning at 6:30 p.m.  There are information sheets in either entranceway of the church for you to find out more about the classes being offered.

LYF members are encouraged to attend the LBI class, “Christ and Pop Culture:  Christianity Goes to the Movies:  The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly,” being taught by Rev. Scott Stiegemeyer.  If you need transportation to get to LBI, please contact one of your LYF counselors—Stan or Tami Stoppenhagen, Mike or Denise Conrad, or Jerry Bultemeyer.

The Decatur area Lutherans for Life chapter is again sponsoring an essay contest with the winner receiving a $500 scholarship.  You must be a member of one of the LC-MS congregations in the Decatur circuit and be entering as a full-time college student in the fall of 2007 (no matter what year of college you are in).  The essay should be double-spaced and not to exceed three pages.  This year’s essay theme is “Why is all human life sacred?”  Essays need to be turned in to Pastor Dahling by Monday, January 22.  Essays will be judged upon clarity of thought and expression pertaining to the given theme.

The men’s basketball team has one game this week.  They face St. Paul, Preble, on Monday, January 22, at 7 p.m. at the Service Complex.

There have been some changes to the game night on the 28th!  First, there will be a chili cook-off.  Bring a pot of your best chili and let’s vote on whose is the tastiest!  Please contact Davon Bultemeier (639-7365) by Wednesday, January 24 if you plan on bringing some chili.  Second, the times have changed.  Family game night will now be start at 4 p.m., with the games being played first, followed by the supper.  The evening should wrap up around 7 p.m.  It will still be held in the Parish Hall!  Mark your calendars and plan on attending!! 

The Hoagland Area Advancement Association invites you to their annual pancake and sausage brunch on Sunday, January 28, at the Hoagland Park Pavilion.  Serving is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The cost is $5 for adults and $2 for children (6-12).  Children five and under may eat free.

Concordia’s Thrift Shop (3436 N Anthony Blvd.) is having a $5 Bag Sale  (some exceptions apply) from January 19-26.  Hours are Monday (10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.), Tuesday-Friday (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and Saturday (9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.).

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service - 252; Bible Class – 18; Sunday School – 50; Monday night Bible Class - 4; Early-bird Bible Class - 10



Last Week’s Contributions

Home Purpose




Wyneken News

SCRIP will be available at Wyneken after school on Wednesdays and Fridays as well as all day on Fridays.  You may also purchase SCRIP after the worship service this morning by seeing Kim Weiland, our SCRIP representative.  You can E-mail Kim at kimw@sgiinc.com and place your SCRIP order. 

Parents, we just wanted to remind you that starting Monday, January 22, the main entrance to the school will be locked until 7:45 a.m.  Students arriving prior to that time will need to use the childcare entrance.  At that point, those students involved in chimes and/or band will be dismissed to the music room while all other students will remain in childcare.  Please remember that there is a fee involved ($1 per day per child).  We appreciate your cooperation in this matter.

Don’t forget to save your box tops and Campbell’s labels and turn them in to school.  Please look at the expiration date on your Scott’s ABC’s for Education receipt and get them into school on a timely basis.  Thanks!

There are still a few families that need to pay their second semester registration fees.  Reminder letters have been mailed.  Please send in your payment as soon as possible. If there is a problem in making your payment, please contact the school so other arrangements can be made.  Thank you!

It’s COOKIE DOUGH BONUS DAYS!  There are additional cookie dough order forms in either entranceway of the church.  The dough is now in 1 oz. pre-portioned pieces for your convenience and comes in nine gourmet flavors.  The cost per tub is $11.  Take a look at the insert in today’s bulletin that tells you more about the bonus days.  Market Day order forms are also included in this morning’s bulletin.  New to Market Day are amazing meals in a bag.  These single serve entrees are the best tasting and healthiest frozen food you can find.  Great price items for the month are microwave pancakes ($6.39), pretzels ($7.79), Teriyaki ranch steaks ($13.59(, meat loaf slices ($7.99), bone-in pork chops ($13.79), marinated sirloin roast ($16.49), chicken tenders ($12.59), Teriyaki ChicNSteakes ($9.75), Ocean Spray wildberry singles ($10.69), heart cookie shapes ($8.99), Mexican chili crispitos ($10.19), tomato basil soup singles ($7.99), Italian four cheese dipper ($7.29), Mediterranean pizza ($7.29), French breadsticks ($7.29), shoestring French Fries ($5.49), Bosco breadsticks ($12.49), frozen fruit pops ($6.69), bacon quiche ($6.99), and pepperoni pizzatas ($7.19).  Pick-up date is Thursday, February 8, from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. with orders needed at school by Thursday, February 1, and Internet orders due by noon on Saturday, February 3.  By ordering $35 or more per month in two or more months between February and April and ordering $35 or more in May, you can get a free insulated bag (a $15 value), when you pick up your May order.  You can always contact Sharon Franke at 623-3992 if you have any questions.

The PTL has set the dates for the mother/daughter and father/son bowling/pizza events.  The ladies’ event is on Sunday, February 25; the guys, Sunday, April 22.  Moms, the 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. time slot is filling up fast and will be on a first-come, first-served basis.  There are still available slots at the 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. time.  A sign-up sheet has been sent home with each child.  There are extras available in the office if needed.

Science fair display boards are available in the school office at a cost of $3.  (Exact change would be helpful when purchasing the boards.)

The 7th grade class will begin their fundraising efforts for the Washington, DC trip by having K105 come to Wyneken on Tuesday, February 6, to take on a group of Wyneken alumni (to be announced later).  The doors open at 6 p.m. with tip off at 7 p.m.  The cost is $4 per ticket, with a family pass costing $10.  Children five and under can get in for free.  Pre-sale tickets are available in the school office or you can purchase your ticket at the door.  See you there!

Sporting News

The basketball season is winding down.  The 6th grade girls’ team finishes their season on Monday, January 22, with a 4:15 p.m. game with Zion, Decatur.  The 6th grade boys’ team ends their season with a game against Zion, Decatur, at 5:30 p.m. on the 22nd.  Both games are being played at Wyneken.

The varsity boys’ and girls’ teams continue in LSAA tournament action this week.  The girls’ team played Concordia yesterday.  The winner of that game will play the winner of the St. John (Kendallville)-Suburban Bethlehem game at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 23, at Wyneken.  (There is another tournament game at 5:15 p.m.  The boys begin their tournament play on Monday, January 22.  They will face Unity at Suburban Bethlehem at 6:30 p.m. that night.  The winner of that game will play the winner of the Central-Woodburn game on Wednesday, January 24, at 5:15 p.m. at Mt. Calvary.  Good luck in the tournament.

The varsity girls’ will also be hosting the Wyneken Warriors for Christ tournament the weekend of February 3-4.  Information wasn’t yet available on game times and opponents.  Watch next week’s bulletin or talk to a player for more information.

Intramurals for the 3rd & 4th graders have resumed and will continue to meet every Saturday until March 3.  The boys meet from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. with Paul Des Jean supervising this program while the girls meet from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. with Paul Hockemeyer running that program.



9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion  

  9:00 a.m. LYF to Lutheran Home  
  10:15 a.m.  Sunday School & Bible Class
MONDAY 7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
  7:00 p.m.

Busy Women’s Bible Class

  7:00 p.m. Men’s basketball (Service Complex)
TUESDAY 6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class

  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
  7:00 p.m. Lutheran Bible Institute @ Zion (Decatur)
WEDNESDAY All Day Tabea Society Extra Quilting
  8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  7:00 p.m. Choir
THURSDAY 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class @ Adele Blomenberg’s


January 28

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion  

  10:15 a.m.

Annual Voters’ Meeting  

  10:15 a.m.  Sunday School
January 29 7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
  7:00 p.m.

Busy Women’s Bible Class

January 30 6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class

  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
  7:00 p.m. Lutheran Bible Institute @ Zion (Decatur)
January 31   Lenten Devotionals Due to Stewardship
  8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  7:00 p.m. Choir
February 1 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class
February 2-4   Warriors for Christ Tournament @ Wyneken