Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

We welcome you to Friedheim during this Lenten season.  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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Lent 1
February 25, 2007

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Order of Service

Page 5
Choir “Worship Song”

The Hymns

TLH #639; #247 (the Hallelujah will be used), #32


A Good Confession

Deuteronomy 26:5-10 A confession of God’s goodness
Romans 10:8b-10 A confession of faith in Jesus as Lord
Luke 4:1-13 A confession of truth overcomes temptation

“Lead Us Not into Temptation” – Luke 4:1-13

When the devil was defeated in the wilderness, he did not give up.  He simply waited for another opportune time.  Jesus was never free from temptations.  Consider the Savior’s trial in the wilderness.

1. Jesus’ first temptation was to doubt the goodness of God.
2. Jesus’ second temptation urges presumptuous behavior—tempting God.
Jesus’ third temptation is the glitter of this world.

The Acolyte

Jessica Linnemeier

+  Soli Deo Gloria  +

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Joey Gorman, Gary Knipstein, Ben Moeller, Gunnar Cale, Justin Jackson, Jacob Stoppenhagen, Jennifer Eidam, Dan Buuck, and Alvin Witte.  We also remember in our prayers our Wyneken 5th grade teacher, Dean Wass, Sandy Blomenberg who teaches at St. Peter-Immanuel, and Kim Weiland, our Sunday School Superintendent.   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), and Larry Leininger (brother of Jean Timm).

Jim & Ann Crosby are the great-grandparents of twins—Clara June Melcher and Jake Crosby Melcher, children of Josh and Nikole (Neely) Melcher—born on Sunday, February 18.  May the Good Shepherd keep an ever-watchful eye on these most precious of His lambs.

We remember our congregation as today we celebrate the 169th anniversary of the founding of Friedheim.  May our church continue to grow and bring praises to our Lord as our ancestors so hoped those many years ago.

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 is Lutheran Hour Sunday.  Let us remember this ministry in our prayers.  There will be a door collection to benefit this ministry following the worship service today.

The flowers on the altar are in loving memory of Alfred Buuck, placed in church by his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Included in this morning’s bulletin is our weekly study guide, “Time in the Word.”  This week’s theme is “Facing Up to Your Enemies.”

We invite you to our mid-week Lenten service at 7 p.m. this Wednesday, February 28.  The sermon theme will be the Savior leads in times of cleansing.  Our fieldworker, Emil Woerner, will deliver the sermon.

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 devotions this year.

The Adult Bible Class will continue to study the Bible stories from the Old Testament.  This morning we will look at Elijah and Elisha.  Elijah is ready to be transported.  Who will take his place?  His assistant, Elisha, assumes responsibility.

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 David Koeneman will be installed as Immanuel Lutheran’s minister next Sunday, March 4, at 3:30 p.m.  The congregation is invited to attend.

Board of Stewardship’s Food for Thought – We are new creatures in Christ, the Apostle Paul declares (2 Corinthians 5:17)!  As such, we no longer view ourselves or others the way we once did.  We have a new role; we are ambassadors for Christ, “as though God were making His appeal through us” (2 Corinthians 5:20).  And those to whom He appeals are the lost for whom Christ has died.  What a sober responsibility we have!  As stewards of the Gospel that we spread not just with our mouths, but with our actions as well, let us implore God to enable us to be His light in this dark world.

The Sunday School students are asked to bring their mission offerings for the Scheele family to Sunday School next week (March 4).  A check will be sent to the family on the 15th; however, there is no Sunday School on the 11th because of our church dinner.  Thank you for remembering the Scheele’s with your gifts and your prayers.

The antiques auction planned by Thrivent for this spring has been cancelled.  It may be rescheduled for next year.  A thanks goes out to those who had offered to donate items for the auction.

The men’s basketball team begins tournament play at the Service Complex on Monday, February 26.  They will face Berne Missionary at 7 p.m.

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 more successful, your help is needed.  Below is a list of items still needed for the dinner.  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)

Turkeys – 4 whole

Brown Sugar – 2 lbs.

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. 

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 Br own 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!

Youth ushers for March are Jordan Buuck & James Fuhrmann.

Serving on Altar Guild for March are Shelly Kiefer & Shirley Hormann.

Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Soest, will have a tenderloin dinner on Saturday, March 3, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Carryouts are available. 

The Preble Volunteer Fire Department is having their 13th annual pancake and whole hog sausage brunch on Saturday, March 10.  Serving will be from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Preble Fireman’s Park Pavilion.  A free will donation will be accepted and moneys raised will go toward the truck loan.  Bulk sausage will also be sold.  Thrivent Financial for Lutherans are co-sponsoring this event and providing matching funds.  If you wish to volunteer to help or wish to make donations, you can contact Phil or Carolyn Juengel at 547-4260.

I just wanted to thank everyone for the cards, prayers, and Christian concern shown to me as I was and am recovering from a back injury.  The “Meals of Grace” was especially appreciated.  The Lord’s blessings to all. – Sharon Franke

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 175 with 125 receiving Holy Communion; Sunday School – 36; Bible Class - NA; Monday Night Bible Class - 5; Busy Women’s Bible Class – 6; Early-bird Bible Class - 12; Ash Wednesday Worship Service - 105 with 83 receiving Holy Communion



Last Week’s Contributions

Home Purpose




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.

Would you like the opportunity to check out the science fair projects of our 6th – 8th grade students?  Come to the open house today in the old gym from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  (In case of inclement weather, the open house will be postponed until Monday, February 26, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.).

Lutheran Schools Week will be held March 4-10.  Special activities are being planned.  Watch next week’s bulletin for more details.

Market Day order forms are included in today’s bulletin.  They need to be returned to school this Thursday, March 1, with Internet orders due by noon on Saturday, March 3.  Pick-up date is Thursday, March 8, from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.    New items this month are honey wheat pretzel sandwiches ($10.99), Macadamia nut crusted Mahi ($13.99), parmesan seasoned shrimp ($12.79), and chipotle BBQ pork loin with plank ($10.49).  Specially priced items include ChicNSteakes ($11.89), French breadsticks ($6.79),breaded chicken breast patties ($11.59), deluxe ham steaks ($12.69), Italian style meatballs ($8.79), ranch steaks ($12.49), honey BBQ chicken tenders ($12.49), cheesy hashbrown casserole ($7.79), homestyle frozen biscuit dough ($6.95), sweet corn casserole ($7.59), breakfast burritos ($7.59), Italian wedding soup ($9.49), Philly cheese steak kit ($11.49), individual beef pot pies ($7.99), double chocolate cheesecake ($8.59), bumbleberry blossom ($8.29), stuffed appetizer bread ($9.39), BBQ chicken pizzas ($8.99), fruit singles ($7.99), and PB&J squarewiches ($6.69).  Remember, if you order a minimum of $35 in two or more months between February and April and order $35 more in May, you will receive a free insulated bag ($15 value) when you pick up your May order. 

North Adams will have an early dismissal on Monday, March 5.  Wyneken, however, will be going to school the entire day.  Students who ride North Adams busses will need to find transportation home that day. 

Enrollment forms for Adams County 4-H clubs will be available in the school office.  If your child is interested in being a part of 4-H, please pick up this information.  You don’t need to be a resident of Adams County to be a member of one of their clubs.  The Wyneken Mini 4-H Club will meet beginning on Monday, March 12, from 2:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.   Students in kindergarten through second grader are invited to be a part of the Mini experience.  Contact Cindy Gallmeyer (724-4047) if you have any questions about the Mini program.

The PTL is planning a Family Dinner Dance on Friday, March 23, at the Hoagland Hayloft.  The band, Breakaway, will be providing the music.  Information as to time and cost were not yet available.  Pre-sale tickets will be available.  Watch the bulletin for further information.

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—by next Sunday, March 4.

Sporting News

Two wrestling meets are scheduled this week.  On Monday, February 26, the meet will be held at Wyneken beginning at 4:15 p.m. and on Thursday, March 1, St. Peter,(Goeglein) will host beginning at 4:15 p.m.

The Concordia Open tournament is scheduled for Sunday, March 11, beginning at 1 p.m. at Concordia High School while the LSAA finals are to be held at Wyneken on Saturday, March 17, at 9 a.m.

Intramurals for the 3rd & 4th graders end this 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.



9:00 a.m.

Worship Service


Door Collection for Lutheran Hour Ministries

  10:00 a.m.  Sunday School & Bible Class
MONDAY 7:00 p.m. Men’s basketball tournament @ Complex
  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
WEDNESDAY 8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  7:00 p.m. Midweek Lenten Worship
    (Choir practice follows worship)
THURSDAY 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class @ Doris Conrad’s


March 4 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion  


  Door Collection for International Missions & Worship for Shut Ins
  10:15 a.m.  Sunday School & Bible Class
March 5 7:00 p.m.

Busy Women’s Bible Class

  7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class

Men’s basketball tournament @ Service Complex

March 6 6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class

  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
March 7 8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  6:00 p.m. LYF Lenten Supper
  7:00 p.m. Ash Wednesday Worship Service with Holy Communion
    (Choir practice follows worship)
March 8 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class
March 10   Set up for Soup & Sandwich

Stewardship of Talents

Did you grow up envying your classmates who could play sports well, or play one or more instruments, or draw, or sculpt?    Have you ever stopped to consider that talents include many more abilities than merely athletic, artistic, or musical?  In God’s Kingdom, each of us is given a talent according to our ability and the opportunity to use and develop that talent.  Jesus does not pass judgment on how many talents we have.  He holds us accountable for using the one we have to God’s glory.  Come and discover that talent which may be lying dormant with you!

A Prayer for the Beginning of Lent

Lord, at the beginning of this Lenten season, I sense my need of you, Yet, I am not quite sure how to reach you.  I heard someone say, ‘Read your Bible.’  But too often the words are like bullets that ricochet off my brain.

I heard someone say, ‘Pray.’  But my prayers, hurled heavenward, Fall back to earth like lifeless stones.  I heard someone say, ‘Meditate.’  But my wandering mind was lost in a desert of random thoughts. 

Lord, speak to me through your Word, and let it penetrate my heart.  Lord, speak to me through prayer, and turn the lifeless stones to bread.  Lord, speak to me in my meditation, that I may see, amid life’s wilderness, the Way, the Truth, and the Life.    --            Robin E. Van Cleef

The NEWSLETTER Newsletter, Vol. 10, No. 2, February 1988.