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 with us, please take a moment to complete a communion registration card (found in either entranceway of the church).  The cards may be placed in the offering plate or give to one of the Deacons.  Please worship with us again soon.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * *  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Epiphany 5
February 4, 2007

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Order of Service

Page 15
Choir “Today We All Are Called to Be Disciples” (See Insert)

The Hymns

TLH #129; #59; #130; #126; #132; #294

Readings

The Call to Discipleship

Isaiah 6:1-8 God calls Isaiah to be a prophet
1 Corinthians 14:12b-20  Paul urges that the Spirit’s gift should edify
Luke 5:1-11 Jesus calls Peter to be a disciple
Sermon Rev. Thomas Park, guest preacher

The Acolyte

Brittany Franke

+  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—Hunter Ryan Lengerich (his first!), Adele Blomenberg, Allen Buuck, Wava Lichtle, Lauren Suzanne Hockemeyer (her first!), Chris Lichtle, and Tyler Stoppenhagen.  We also remember in our prayers one of our Wyneken 8th grade teachers, Marv Drier, Sara Rhymer who teaches in the North Adams system, and Andrea Johnson, 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, Amos Liechty (Monica Stoppenhagen’s father), Guy Kukelhan (Dian Witte’s brother), and Larry Leininger (brother of Jean Timm).

We remember Ted & Lindsay Gallmeyer in our prayers as they celebrate their first wedding anniversary today.  May the Lord continue to bless them and be at the heart of their home.

We welcome Rev. David Koeneman to the Decatur Circuit.  He has accepted the call to serve the congregation of Immanuel (Union Township).   May the Lord bless Rev. Koeneman, his family, and the members of Immanuel.

Included in this morning’s bulletin is our weekly study guide, “Time in the Word.”  This week’s theme is “The Change in Human Values.”

The Adult Bible Class will continue to study the Bible stories from the Old Testament.  Today, 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?  

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 – Almost everyone has taken a multiple-choice test at some time.  They appear not just in school, but also at work, and even in popular magazines—“Are You a Good Friend?  Take Our Quiz and Find Out!”  Each question has several possible answers, labeled A, B, C, and sometimes D and even E.  If one of the choices is D or E, chances are it says “All of the Above” or “None of the Above.”  (And if that is a choice, it’s often the correct one.)  Each of us must make choices about stewardship.  It’s necessary, since even if we devote everything we have and all of our time to helping others, we still need to decide what part of our income and time goes where.  Sometimes, so many different choices may seem overwhelming.  Maybe we can’t choose all of the above because being a liturgist happens at the same time as teaching Sunday school.  Maybe we can’t help paint the sanctuary because a new shut-in needs a visit.  Maybe we can’t give as much money as we’d like to the church building fund because we want to donate something to victims of a natural disaster.  But we shouldn’t throw up our hands in defeat because we can’t do everything.  The best choice will always be “A” or “Both B and C,” if it can’t be “All of the Above.”  The important thing is to make a choice to help as often as possible, in as many ways as possible.  (Source:  Parish:  Stewardship, September 2006)

A big THANK YOU goes out to our Sunday School students, Wyneken church offerings, and special offerings from members of the congregation!!!!  A total of $492.46 was sent to the Scheele family, our missionaries in Kenya/East Africa.   Continue to save money in your “missionary offering box.”  On March 15, another check will be sent to the family with a final check sent at the end of this Sunday School year.  Keep up the great work!

The LYF ski trip is set for Sunday, February 18.  We will be leaving from church at 8:30 a.m. (with a short worship service prior to us heading out to Bellefontaine, Ohio).  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. 

The Adams County Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans is considering having an auction of antique items in April or May.  This would be a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life that is held in June.  At this time, each congregation is being asked if there is enough interest to proceed with this project.  If you have any antique items you would be willing to donate, please contact Leesa Heckman (724-4340), Gene Kiess (724-4436), or Betty Sielschott (724-3946) by Wednesday, February 7.  Thanks!!

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 men’s basketball team faces Berne Missionary on Monday, February 5, at 8 p.m. at Monmouth.

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.  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.  (Please read the list carefully as some items were added that had been omitted from the newsletter.)  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.

Bacon – 3 lbs.

Smoked ham – 15 lbs.

Pork Shoulder – 16 lbs.

Onions – 10 lbs.

Navy beans – 22 lbs.

Carrots – 2 lbs.

Coffee (regular) 3 lbs.

Coffee (decaf) – 3 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

Worcestershire Sauce – 1 bottle

Peach Halves – 8 quarts

Pear halves – 4 quarts

Pineapple Slices – 6 quarts

Chocolate Pudding – 1 gallon

Vanilla Pudding – 1 gallon

Tapioca Pudding – 1 gallon

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.  The profits will be placed in our Expansion Fund.  There is also a possibility that Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will provide matching funds. 

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 were mailed on Friday, January 26.  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!

Meals of Grace coordinator for February is Cindy Wass; Kris Blomenberg and Tina Geels are serving on Altar Guild; and Brett Conrad and Cam Thieme are our LYF ushers for February.

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 246; Sunday School – 52; Monday Night Bible Class – 5; Busy Women’s Bible Class – 8; Early-bird Bible Class - 8

OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Fund

Last Week’s Contributions

Home Purpose

$3,600.37

Missions

$666.00

Wyneken News

SCRIP will be available at Wyneken after school on Wednesdays and Fridays and, beginning this week, all day on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.  The newest vendor on the SCRIP list is Coldstone Creamery.  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. 

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.  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.  Items for all ages—for men, women, or children—are being accepted.  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!

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 is 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.
Market Day pick-up is Thursday, February 8, from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
   There are quite a few multiple orders of cookie dough.  Please make sure you pick up your order on Thursday night.  If for some reason you are unable to, please make arrangements for someone else to get your order (or contact Sharon Franke).  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.)  Remember, your projects are due on Friday, February 23.

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 are 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

Wrestling practice has begun.  Watch for more information on their first matches.  The first meet will be held on Tuesday, February 20, at Wyneken at 4:15 p.m.

The Warriors for Christ tourney concludes today.  The third place game will be played at 1 p.m. followed by the championship game at 2:15 p.m.

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.  Sunday School
  1:00 p.m.

Warriors for Christ Tournament

MONDAY 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
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 8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  All Day Tabea Society
  7:00 p.m. Choir
THURSDAY 8:00 a.m.

Thrivent Meeting at Adams Memorial

  9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class @ Doris Conrad’s
  7:00 p.m. Wyneken School Board

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

February 11

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service

  10:00 a.m.  Sunday School & Bible Class
February 12 6:00 p.m. Men’s basketball @ Monmouth
  7:00 p.m.

Busy Women’s Bible Class

  7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
  8:00 p.m. Altar Guild
February 13 6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class

  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
  7:00 p.m. Lutheran Bible Institute @ Zion (Decatur)
February 14 8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  7:00 p.m. Choir
February 15 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class