Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

We welcome you to Friedheim.  If you wish to commune, please take a moment to complete a communion registration card.  There are cards in either entranceway of the church.  The cards may be given to one of the Deacons or placed in the offering plate.  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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Transfiguration Sunday
February 18, 2007

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Ringing of the Church Bell

 

The Preparation:  A Service of Confession and Absolution

P:

In the Name of the Father, (+) and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

C

AMEN.

P:

If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

C

BUT IF WE CONFESS OUR SINS, GOD, WHO IS FAITHFUL AND JUST, WILL FORGIVE OUR SINS AND CLEANSE US FROM ALL UNRIGHTEOUSNESS.

P:

Let us then confess our sins to God our Father.

C

O GOD, YOU KNOW THAT OUR WEAKNESS IS NOT TO LIVE FOR OTHERS, BUT ALWAYS FOR OURSELVES, SEEKING OUR OWN COMFORT AND PURSING OUR OWN GOALS.  BUT YOU HAVE COMMANDED US TO LOVE.  HOW OFTEN HAVE PEOPLE WAITED IN VAIN FOR US!  HOW HARD IT IS FOR US NOT TO THINK OF OUR OWN ADVANTAGE!  GIVE US, O LORD, ANOTHER HEART AND A DIFFERENT SPIRIT, AND FORGIVE US FOR THE SAKE OF JESUS CHRIST OUR SAVIOR.  AMEN.

P:

Almighty God, in His mercy, has given His Son to die for you, and for His sake forgives you all your sins.  As a called and ordained servant of the Word, and in the stead of and by the command of my Lord Jesus Christ, I forgive you all of your sins, in the name of the Father, (+) and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

C

AMEN

 

The Entrance Hymn

“Lamb of God, Pure and Holy”

TLH #146

 

The Kyrie Hymn

“O Christ, Thou Lamb of God”

TLH #147

 

The Gloria Hymn

“All Glory Be to God on High”

TLH #237

 

The Collect of the Day

 

The Readings

The Vision of God

 

 

Deuteronomy 34:1-12

Moses sees God face to face and the promised land

2 Corinthians 4:3-6

Christians see the glory of God in Jesus

Luke 9:28-36

The disciples see the glory of God

 

The Sermon Hymn

“Lord, Keep Us Steadfast in Thy Word”

TLH #261

 

The Sermon           Rev. Thomas Park to preach

 

The Gathering of the Offerings

 

The Creed

“We All Believe in One True God”

TLH #251

 

The Prayers of the People of God at Friedheim

 

The Lord’s Prayer

 

The Words of Institution

 

The Sanctus Hymn

“Holy God We Praise Thy Name”

TLH #250

 

The Distribution Hymns

“Dear Christians, One and All, Rejoice”

TLH #387

“We Now Implore God the Holy Ghost”

TLH #231

 

 

The Post-Communion Collect

 

The Benediction

 

The Closing Hymn

“A Mighty Fortress is Our God”

TLH #262

 

The Acolyte              

Matt Gorman

 

+  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. 

The order of service we are following this morning is one from the new hymnal, Order of Service #5.

We welcome Rev. Thomas Park who is delivering this morning’s sermon.  We pray the Lord’s blessings upon him.

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Laurina Conrad, Randy Everett, Brayton Kaehr, Ryan Linnemeier, Merilyn Stoppenhagen, Mitch Baumann, Pam Everett, Don Gehres, Gretchen Hudson, Beth Kitson, Trevor Black, Rosa DeKoninck, Vivian Miller, Clayton Stoppenhagen, Kim Weiland, Analise Wilkinson, Kevin Buuck, Tricia Ripley, Nathan Conrad, Kylene Deitemyer, Alex Miller, and J. J. Everett.  We also remember in our prayers our Wyneken 6th grade teacher, Pam Brewer, Kristie Schlemmer who teaches at Bellmont Middle School, and our Sunday School helpers, Allyssa Johnson, Emma Lichtle, and Pam Everett.   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 Hildegard Kiefer, Loren Gallmeyer, Ilene Miller (sister of Jim & Jerry Bultemeyer and Rosie Bultemeier), and Larry Leininger (brother of Jean Timm).

We remember in our prayers the friends and family of Guy Kukelhan, Dian Witte’s brother, who was called to his heavenly home on Thursday, February 15.  Funeral arrangements were pending at the time the bulletin was printed.  We pray that God’s comforting arms surround those who grieve, reminding them of that great day when all will be reunited in heaven.

We also remember those who are serving our country—Brian Moeller who is stationed in Iraq, Jason Putteet, Cam Koldyke (Audra’s husband), Josh Colwell (Tiffany’s husband), Mike Brandt, and Jacob Stoppenhagen.  May the Lord protect and guide them in their missions.

Today we also remember Martin Luther, as this is the anniversary of his death.  Some of the hymns that we are singing this morning (Hymns #261, #387, #231, and #262) were all composed by Martin Luther.

Included in this morning’s bulletin is our weekly study guide, “Time in the Word.”  This week’s theme is “A Good Confession.”

We invite you to our Ash Wednesday service at 7 p.m. this Wednesday, February 21.  The sermon will be “Here I Am” from Genesis 22:1-14.  Holy Communion will be celebrated.

The Lenten Devotional, “Sing the Glad Refrain,” can be found in either entranceway of the church.  Please pick up a copy and take it home with you.  A special thank you goes out to those who submitted a devotion this year.

The Adult Bible Class will continue to study the Bible stories from the Old Testament.  This morning we will look at Naaman and Elisha.  If only it were so simple!  Do we discount the Lord’s ways because they are, to us, too simple? A man is cured of a terminal disease only after he learns to heed God’s directive.

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?  

Last Tuesday’s LBI class was cancelled because of the snow.  The last class has been rescheduled for this Tuesday, February 20, at 7 p.m.  Please mark your calendars!

Pastor David Koeneman will be installed as Immanuel Lutheran’s minister on Sunday, March 4.  More information concerning the service will be in next Sunday’s bulletin.

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 – The old year is past, gone forever.  No one can go back in time.  No one can do what he should have done or undo what he shouldn’t have done.  All of us have regrets, and the Apostle Paul was no exception.  He offers us a new perspective, though.  He writes, “Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”  Then he adds this counsel:  “All of us who are mature should take such a view of things” (Philippians 3:13b-15).

LYF Members:  Zion Lutheran Church, Decatur, has invited you to join their youth as they go tobogganing at Pokagon State Park this Saturday, February 24.  They will be leaving from Zion’s parking lot at 7:30 a.m.  The cost is $6 to toboggan.  Adult drivers may be needed.  Contact a youth counselor (Mike or Denise Conrad, Stan or Tami Stoppenhagen, or Jerry Bultemeyer) if you are able to drive. 

The LYF will be serving a chili and hot dog supper prior to the Ash Wednesday service this Wednesday, February 21.  Serving will begin at 6 p.m. in the Parish Hall.  LYF members should be there by 5:30 p.m.  Don’t forget to bring some type of dessert—pies, cake, cupcakes, cookies, pudding, etc.

The men’s basketball team doesn’t play again until the tournament on Monday, February 26.  Time and opponent are not yet known.  The games will be played at the Service Complex.

Parents of this year’s confirmation class are reminded that their will be a short meeting following the Ash Wednesday service on February 21.

Soup & Sandwich:  Our Annual Soup & Sandwich Dinner is just a few weeks away (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.  If you are willing to donate any of the following (or cash), please contact Joe or Lin Gorman (547-4385) or Randy & Trisha Hockemeyer (547-4744).

Chickens – 7 whole

Canned Beef – 16 lbs.

Hamburger – 20 lbs.

Coffee (decaf) – 3 lbs.

Noodles – 18 lbs. (narrow cut)

Brown Sugar – 2 lbs.

Turkeys – 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.

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

 

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 are willing to 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.  A flier is included in today’s bulletin.  Please help the Advertising Committee by posting this at your work place, a business you frequent, or any other location you feel would be beneficial in letting others know about our dinner.  Thanks! 

Next Sunday, February 25, there will be a door collection to benefit Lutheran Hour Ministries. 

Would you like to help defray the cost of purchasing the LWML 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!

Don’t let the cold weather get you down.  Spring is right around the corner.  Plan to join the ladies of the Indiana District LWML for their spring retreat in Nashville, Indiana.  This overnight retreat on April 13-14 is at the Brown County Inn and will bring alive three profound and powerful truths:  Father, bless me.  Lord, teach me.  Holy Spirit use me.  Join Bible study leader, Brenda Jank, as she leads us through “The Potter’s Masterful Touch.”  Registration for the retreat is only $35 (this includes two meals!).  Registration and room reservation deadlines are March 13.  The registration form and more information about the retreat can be found in the Winter Quarterly.  There are Quarterlies available in either entranceway of the church.

The “Meals of Grace” program is in need of your help.  Our food inventory has been greatly depleted and it’s time to restock.  If you would be willing to prepare a dish or two (in disposable, non-returnable pans), it would be great.  Those individuals who have received these items have been truly thankful.  You may wish to make individual portions, portions for two, or family-sized meals.  Main dishes, casseroles, vegetable dishes, and desserts are all needed.  Remember, to note the day of your donation and include a recipe card with your donation.  (Why?  Some people may have food allergies.  If so, this will help in avoiding any adverse reactions.)  There is a freezer in the church basement (unfinished furnace area) for you to place your donation.  Thanks in advance for your assistance!

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!

Guess what?  Plans are already being made for the church picnic.  You might want to circle Saturday, July 7, on your calendar and enjoy good food (a hog roast and potluck), square dancing with Bill Werling’s band, activities for the children, and Christian fellowship!

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service –243; Sunday School – 48; Bible Class - 18; Busy Women’s Bible Class – 6; Monday Night Bible Class - 6  

OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Fund

Last Week’s Contributions

Home Purpose

$5557.05

Missions

$270.00

Wyneken News

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

The 2nd and 7th graders have chosen the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission to be the beneficiary of the chapel offerings for February and March.  As an additional way to help the Rescue Mission, warm winter coats, hats, scarves, gloves, mittens, and warm blankets will be collected.  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!

It is time for lawn care and landscaping bids!  If you would like to submit a bid (or have questions), please contact one of our School Board members—Randy Everett, Scott Hormann, or Duane Kiess—no later than Sunday, March 4.

Midterm ended February 13 with reports sent home with the students last Friday, February 16.  Parent/teacher conferences will be held on Thursday and Friday, February 22 and 23. School will dismiss at 12:25 p.m. on those two days.  Students who ride North Adams busses will have transportation both to and from school those days, those riding East Allen busses need to make arrangements for their children to go home those days.  Remember, if you wish to use Wyneken childcare, please contact Tami Schultz (639-6064) prior to the 22nd.  Thanks!

Monday, February 19, will be used as a make-up day for the day cancelled because of snow.  North Adams is dismissing early that day for teacher in-service.  Wyneken will dismiss at 12:25 p.m. that day.  North Adams students will have transportation to and from school, students who ride East Allen busses will need to find transportation home.  (If for some reason, North Adams delays school that day, the in-service will be cancelled and the students will go for the remainder of day.)

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, there is still room at both times---1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (pizza will be served at 12:30 p.m.) and the 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. time with pizza served around 5 p.m.  Lane assignments will be made soon after the PTL meeting on the 12th.  Get your reservations in now!

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 this Friday, February 23.

Sporting News

Wrestling practice continues.  The first meet will be held on Tuesday, February 20, at Wyneken at 4:15 p.m.

Intramurals for the 3rd & 4th graders continues through Saturday, March 3.  The boys meet from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. with Paul Des Jean supervising; the girls meet from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. with Paul Hockemeyer supervising.

THIS WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

TODAY 8:30 a.m. LYF Ski Trip

 

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

    Lenten Devotional Booklets distributed
  10:15 a.m.  Sunday School & Bible Class
MONDAY 7:00 p.m.

Busy Women’s Bible Class

  7:00 p.m. Adult 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 8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  All Day Tabea Society Extra Quilting
  6:00 p.m. LYF Chili & Hot Dog Supper
  7:00 p.m. Ash Wednesday Worship Service with Holy Communion
    (Choir practice follows worship)
    (Confirmation parents meet after service)
THURSDAY 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class @ Lucile Stoppenhagen
    March Newsletter items due in church office
SATURDAY 7:30 a.m. LYF to meet @ Zion, Decatur, to go to Pokagon

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

February 25

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service

   

Door Collection for Lutheran Hour Ministries

  10:00 a.m.  Sunday School & Bible Class
February 26 TBA Men’s basketball tournament @ Complex
  7:00 p.m.

Busy Women’s Bible Class

  7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
February 27 6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class

  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
February 28 8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  7:00 p.m. Midweek Lenten Worship
    (Choir practice follows worship)
March 1 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class