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.  Please worship with us again soon.

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Epiphany 4
January 28, 2007

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Order of Service

Page 5
Choir "God so Loved the World"

The Hymns

TLH #5; #261; #283

Readings

Opposition to the Word of God

Jeremiah 1:4-10 God promises to deliver those who fear the Lord
1 Corinthians 12:27–13:13 The solution to opposition is love
Luke 4:21-30 Nazareth rejects Jesus for preaching the truth
Sermon “A Prayer for Zion”
  1. Almighty and everlasting God,
  2. Mercifully look upon our infirmities and
  3. Stretch forth the hand of Your majesty to heal and defend us;
  4. Through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.

The Acolyte

Brandon Bergdall

+  Soli Deo Gloria  +

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Jim Crosby, Matt DeKoninck, Andrew Werling, Nan Nidlinger, Sabrina Putteet, Karen Conrad, Lisa Kiess, Laura Knipstein, Remington Bultemeier, Jim Fuhrman, and Allyssa Johnson.  We also remember in our prayers one of our Wyneken 8th grade teachers, Amber Franz, Dave Miller who teaches at Bellmont Middle School, and Bonnie Buuck, 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 Loren Gallmeyer, 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).

Included in this morning’s bulletin is our weekly study guide, “Time in the Word.”  This week’s theme is “The Call to Discipleship.”

The Adult Bible Class will not meet this morning because of our Annual Voters’ Meeting but will resume next Sunday.  At that time the class will continue to study the Bible stories from the Old Testament.  On the 4th, we will look at Elijah in the wilderness.  Elijah has just reached the summit. He is at the pinnacle. Yet he feels rejected, beaten, defeated. The Lord must wake him from his depression and give him strength. Where do we go when we need refreshment and encouragement? We learn some practical lessons.

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?   

Pastor and Tammy will be out of town this coming Saturday and Sunday.  Pastor Thomas Park will deliver next Sunday’s sermon.  If you are in need of pastoral care during this time, please contact Pastor Thomas Olson or Pastor Dan Brege. 

Copies of the 2006 Annual Report can be found in either entranceway of the church, along with copies of the 2007 Membership Directory.  Please pick up a copy as you leave the worship service this morning.

Board of Stewardship’s Food for Thought –Unlike the Rich Ruler who was unable to part with his wealth in order to give himself completely to Jesus (Luke 18:18-25), Christ gave up all the glories of Heaven so that He could give Himself completely to us.  Unlike the Rich Fool who horded his wealth, building bigger bards to store it all (Luke 12:13-21), Jesus emptied Himself and gave up everything for those He came to save.  “For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for [our] sakes He became poor, so that [we] through His poverty might become rich” (2 Corinthians 8:9).   Let us thank God for the gift of His Son and seek His grace to give as He gave.

The deadline is almost here for you to turn in your devotion for our Lenten devotional booklet, “Sing the Glad Refrain.”  Please give 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 today.  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!

The LYF ski trip is set for February 19.  (The date is being double-checked since this is a Monday.  Watch next week’s bulletin and the newsletter.)  We will be leaving from church at 8:30 a.m. (with a short worship service prior to us heading out to Belfontaine).  The cost will be $20 per youth (even your guests!) with the LYF picking up the remaining cost.  All high school youth, their families, and friends are welcome.  If anyone would like to help drive, please contact one of the counselors—Mike or Denise Conrad, Stan or Tami Stoppenhagen, or Jerry Bultemeyer. 

Our Annual Meeting will be held following the worship service this morning.  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 this 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.

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 4.  Thanks!

The 2006 contribution statements will be mailed out this week.  If you don’t receive yours in a timely manner, please contact the church office.  (If no money was contributed through your envelopes, it is unlikely a statement was sent.)  If you believe there is a discrepancy in your statement, please contact the appropriate treasurer—Sharon Franke (Home Purpose), Janice K. Buuck (Mission), Jim Fuhrman (Friedheim Foundation accounts), and Mike Heckman (Wyneken Contributions).  Thanks!

The men’s basketball team is off this week.  The team’s next game is on Monday, February 5, when they face Berne Missionary at 8 p.m. at Monmouth.

The Board of Stewardship is looking forward to seeing a big crowd at tonight’s “Family Game Night.”  The fun begins at 4 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Games will be played first, followed by supper (a chili cook-off).  The evening should wrap up around 7 p.m.  

Have you remembered your “Prayer Partner” lately?

The Hoagland Area Advancement Association invites you to their annual pancake and sausage brunch today 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.

Soup & Sandwich

It will soon be time for our Annual Soup & Sandwich Dinner (Sunday, March 11).  Joe & Lin Gorman are chairing this committee with the help of Randy & Trisha Hockemeyer.

Sub-committees are being formed and the committee chair people will contact those serving on these committees.  (If you have a specific committee you would like to be on, please contact Joe or Lin Gorman or Randy or Trisha Hockemeyer immediately.) 

To make our dinner a success, your help is needed, not only to serve on a committee, but with your willingness to donate the ingredients for all our wonderful food selections.  Below is a list of needed items.  If you wish to donate cash, this would also be appreciated.  If you are willing to donate any of the following (or cash), please contact Joe or Lin (547-4385) or Randy & Trisha Hockemeyer (547-4744). 

Chickens – 7 whole

Canned Beef – 16 lbs.

Noodles – 18 lbs. (narrow cut)
Brown Sugar – 2 lbs.

Turkey – 4 whole
Roast Beef – 55 lbs.

Chicken Base – 2 lbs.

Beef Base – 1 lb.

Beef Broth – 5 gals.

Lettuce – 2 heads

Cabbage – 2 heads

Celery – 2 bunches

Potatoes – 15 lbs.

Tomatoes – 8 quarts

Tomato Juice – 8 quarts

Hamburger – 45 lbs.

Ketchup – 3 gallons

Ketchup – 2 squeeze bottles

Horseradish Sauce – 2 squirt bottles

Barbeque Sauce – 2 squirt bottles

Cottage Cheese – 5 lbs.

Pickle Relish – 2 squirt bottles

Mustard – 2 squirt bottles

Coffee (decaf) – 3 lbs.

Peach Halves – 8 quarts

Pear halves – 4 quarts

Pineapple Slices – 6 quarts

Chocolate Pudding – 1 gallon

Vanilla Pudding – 1 gallon

Tapioca Pudding – 1 gallon

Cottage Cheese – 5 lbs.

Frozen Mixed Vegetables – 20 lbs.

Stan & Tami Stoppenhagen (728-9101) will head the salad committee, with Ron & Bonnie Buuck (622-4319) in charge of desserts.  If you wish to donate either of these, please contact the Stoppenhagen’s or Buuck’s. 

Additional high chairs and booster seats are needed.  If you will loan these items for the dinner, contact the Gorman’s or Hockemeyer’s.

Where will the profits go this year?  That question will be answered at today’s Annual Meeting.  There is also a possibility that Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will provide matching funds. 

We would like to thank everyone for all the cards, prayers, and Christian concern shown to us during the illness and passing of our niece, Robin Pogue.  It meant so much to us.  We would also like to thank the LYF for the fine job they did last Sunday at the Lutheran Home.  The residents truly appreciate this help and certainly enjoy seeing all the young faces.  You were a joy to have in our home too.  The Lord’s blessings to all.  – Dick & Donna Hileman

Thank you so much for the cards that I received on my 90th birthday.  It was so wonderful to hear from so many friends, family, and neighbors.  It made my day a very special one indeed.  May the Lord richly bless each of you.  – Armilla Conrad

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 221 with 146 receiving Holy Communion; Bible Class – 18; Sunday School – 39; Early-bird Bible Class - 11

OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Fund

Last Week’s Contributions

Home Purpose

$3,388.59

Missions

$240.00

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.  Included in this morning’s bulletin is a current SCRIP order sheet.  Take a moment to look over the vendors who participate in this program.  Are there some familiar names that you do business with on a regular basis?  If so, consider purchasing SCRIP to be used the next time you visit that business.  You can E-mail Kim at kimw@sgiinc.com and place your SCRIP order. 

Wyneken will dismiss at 12:25 p.m. on Monday, February 5.  Students who ride North Adams busses will have transportation both to and from school.  Those who ride East Allen busses will need to find transportation home.  Remember if you need to use the Wyneken child-care services, please make arrangements prior to the 5th by calling 639-6064.  On Thursday, February 8, East Allen has a scheduled two-hour late arrival.  Wyneken will still begin at 8 a.m.  Parents, please make arrangements to get your student to school that morning.

The 2nd and 7th graders have chosen the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission to be the beneficiary of the chapel offerings for the next two months.  As an additional way to help the Rescue Mission we will be collecting warm winter coats, hats, scarves, gloves, mittens, and warm blankets.  These items may be new or gently used.  If donating a used item, please make sure that it is clean (no stains) and in good condition (no tears).  There are donation boxes in the school lobby.  Thank you for supporting this good cause.

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 will be a Beginner 4-H open house at the dining hall at the Monroe Fairgrounds on Thursday, February 1, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  You don’t have to reside in Adams County to be a part of the Adams County 4-H clubs.  You can see what 4-H is all about and ask any questions that you may have.  You may call the Extension Office at 724-5332 if you have any questions.

Bellmont will have their Freshmen Orientation on Monday, February 12, at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium.  If you cannot attend this meeting, you need to contact Bellmont at 724-7121.

The next Wyneken PTL meeting will be held on Monday, February 12, at 7 p.m.  There will be a special guest speaker.  In addition, any questions, proposals, or discussions concerning next year’s budget needs to be addressed at this meeting.  The budget is then voted on at the April meeting.  Childcare is provided free of charge by our 8th grade students.

If you need a childcare statement for your tax filing purposes, please contact Tami Schultz (639-6064).  These will be furnished by request only.

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.  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’s mother/daughter and father/son bowling/pizza events have been set—moms and daughters on Sunday, February 25 and dads and sons on Sunday, April 22.  Moms, the 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. time slot is filling up fast (pizza will be served at 12:30 p.m.) 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 with pizza served around 5 p.m.).  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.)

Wyneken’s Mini 4-H Club will have their recognition banquet on Monday, January 29, from 2:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.  You can enjoy an ice cream sundae bar, certificates to last year’s members, and special recognition to last year’s Ambassadors and three-year members.  Club meetings will begin sometime in March for this year’s kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd graders.  You can contact Cindy Gallmeyer if you have any questions.

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.  This year’s alumni team consists of members of the 1995 National Championship team.  Members of the team with Friedheim ties are Tyler Stoppenhagen, Kevin Conrad, and Jim Buuck.  If their work schedules allow, Mark Buuck and Jacob Conrad will also be coming in to play.  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!

The Fort Wayne Philharmonic is pleased to offer students and their families free tickets to classic music concerts through the Goldstine Gallery program.  Youth ages 8 and above are encouraged to attend these concerts.  Free ticket vouchers and more information is available in the school office.

Wyneken students will be participating in the “Pennies for Patients” program and will be collecting money during a three-week period (January 22-February 9). 

Sporting News

Congratulations to the 6th grade boys’ for winning their tourney on the 20th.  Good job, guys!  Results from the 5th grade boys’ tourney were unavailable.

The varsity girls’ team lost their first-round game to Concordia and are now preparing for their Warriors for Christ Tournament this weekend.  The boys’ team beat Unity in first-round action and information wasn’t available on games after that. 

The varsity girls’ will also be hosting the Wyneken Warriors for Christ tournament this weekend.  Spirit Week activities include:  Monday (Pajama Day), Tuesday (Hat Day), Wednesday (Dress-Up Day), Thursday (Favorite Sports Day), and Friday (Red-White-Blue Day).  A pep rally will be held on Friday at 1:45 p.m.  (Students are reminded that academic work comes first and all school dress code rules apply.)  Information wasn’t yet available on game times and opponents.  Check with a varsity player and come on out for the last games of the season!

All the teams wish to thank their coaches, parents, and fans for the great support that has been given them throughout the season.

Intramurals for the 3rd & 4th graders 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.

THIS WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

TODAY

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion  

  10:15 a.m.

Annual Voters’ Meeting  

  10:15 a.m.  Sunday School
  4:00 p.m. Family Game Night
MONDAY 7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
  7:00 p.m.

Busy Women’s Bible Class

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   Lenten Devotionals Due to Stewardship
  8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  7:00 p.m. Choir
THURSDAY 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class @ Dorothy Heckman’s
FRIDAY-SUNDAY   Warriors for Christ Tournament @ Wyneken

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

February 4

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion  

  10:15 a.m.

Annual Voters’ Meeting  

  10:15 a.m.  Sunday School
February 5 7:00 p.m.

Elder’s Meeting

  7:00 p.m.

Busy Women’s Bible Class

  7:30 p.m. Trustees’ Meeting
  8:00 p.m. Men’s basketball @ Monmouth
  8:00 p.m. Council Meeting
February 6 6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class

  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
  7:00 p.m. Lutheran Bible Institute @ Zion (Decatur)
February 7 8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  All Day Tabea Society
  7:00 p.m. Choir
February 8 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class