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.  If you are communing this morning, take a moment to complete a communion registration card.  Cards can be found in either entranceway of the church and may be placed in the offering plate or given to one of the Deacons.  Please worship with us again soon.

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Lent 2
March 4, 2007

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Order of Service

Page 46
Choir “I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say”

The Hymns

TLH #3; #235, vv. 1-2; #235, vv. 3-8; #368; #344; #431; #270

Readings

Facing Up to Your Enemies

Jeremiah 26:8-15 Be faithful to God in spite of your enemies
Philippians 3:17 – 4:1 Live contrary to the enemies of the cross
Luke 13:31-34 Refuse to flee from your enemies
Sermon

“Treasures on Earth or Heavenly Treasures?”
Matthew 6:16-21

The Acolyte

Brandan Bergdall

+  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 thank Christopher Hull, one of our fieldworkers, for delivering this morning’s sermon message.  We pray the Lord’s blessings upon him as he continues his studies for the ministry.

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Delmar Heckman, Don Buuck, Lisa Lee, Evelyn Keuneke, Jeff Bradtmueller, Shirley Witte, and Chris Putteet.  We also remember in our prayers our Lutheran Schools as this week we celebrate National Lutheran Schools Week.  We celebrate the impact a Lutheran education has on the lives of our students and their families. We also remember those in our congregation who teach in a Lutheran School (Lowell Timm, Marv Drier, Dean Wass, Jean Timm, Sandy Blomenberg, Deb Miller, Candace Sielschott, and Addy Schuller) or are part of our Wyneken staff (Hollie Hormann, Shelly Kiefer, Sharon Franke, and Tami Schultz), and Tina Geels, our Assistant 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 Hildegard Kiefer who has returned home, Loren Gallmeyer, Mark Jackson who is at Lutheran Hospital, Shirley Witte who is undergoing tests, Olga Reifsteck, Ilene Miller (sister of Jim & Jerry Bultemeyer and Rosie Bultemeier), and Larry Leininger (brother of Jean Timm).

We remember in our prayers Brad & Christine Biggs who celebrate their first wedding anniversary today.  May the Lord continue to be at the heart of their home and bless their family.

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.

There will be a door collection today for Lutheran Hour Ministries. (It was rescheduled from last week.)  The door collection to benefit international missions and Worship for Shut Ins will be held on Sunday, March 18.

The flowers on the altar are to the glory of God and in loving memory of Elsie Buuck, placed in church by her 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 “A Life of Repentance.”

We invite you to our mid-week Lenten service at 7 p.m. this Wednesday, March 7.  The sermon theme will be the Savior leads in times of suffering.  The LYF will serve a supper prior to our worship service.  Please come to the Parish Hall at 6 p.m. and enjoy a Mexican meal.  A free will offering will be taken.  LYF members are reminded to bring a dessert for that evening and to try to be at the Parish Hall by 5:30 p.m. to help get things ready!

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. 

The Adult Bible Class will continue to study Bible stories from the Old Testament.  This morning we will look at the Prophet Jonah.  Jonah remains consistent. He is defiant, belligerent, condescending. He takes offense at God’s mercy. He is offended that God would be so gracious. His will must be broken. His experience begs the question, “What sort of folk do you want in your church?”

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!  Today’s message is “Safe in Him” by Rev. Dr. William Ameiss, President Emeritus of the Northern Illinois District.  Hear about the comfort and support from His Word in the midst of trials and difficulties of life in a sinful world.

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?  

The Spring Lutheran Woman’s Quarterly has arrived.  You may pick up your copy following the worship service this morning.  It can be found in either entranceway of the church.

Pastor David Koeneman will be installed as Immanuel Lutheran’s minister this afternoon at 3:30 p.m.  The congregation is invited to attend.

Board of Stewardship’s Food for Thought – Stewardship solved the problems of the early church and it can solve ours.  Holy Scripture makes it clear that God gives back to us what we give to Him.  God is not a taker in any area:  He is a giver in all areas.  Jesus said:  “Give and it shall be given to you.  For with the same measure you measure, it shall bee measured to you” (Luke 6:38).

The Sunday School students are asked to bring their mission offerings for the Scheele family to Sunday School today.  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.

Would you like to send the Scheele family words of encouragement?  Their mailing address is as follows:           

                                                Nathan & Melissa Scheele

PO Box 22

Karen, 00502 Kenya

East Africa

E-Mail:  Nathan.Scheele@lcms.org

Soup & Sandwich:  Our Annual Soup & Sandwich Dinner is just around the corner (Sunday, March 11).  Joe & Lin Gorman are chairing this committee with the help of Randy & Trisha Hockemeyer.  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) today.

Chickens – 7 whole

Canned Beef – 16 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

CASH

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.  Also, don’t forget to bring your baked goods to the dinner.  You may bring them to the church basement prior to next Sunday’s worship service or take them over to Wyneken on the 11th

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.

LYF Members:  Don’t forget that you are helping to serve drinks at the Soup & Sandwich next Sunday.  The freshmen and juniors will work the first shift (10:30 a.m. to noon) while the sophomores and seniors will work the second shift (noon – the end).  Remember, you can always trade with someone else if the time for your shift doesn’t fit your schedule.

If you would be willing to help transport items to or from the craft show at the dinner, please contact Shirley Buuck.  Set up will be on Saturday morning.

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!

The March meeting of the Concordia Seminary Guild will begin with a “Soup & Salad” luncheon at noon in Luther Hall on Tuesday March 13.  The program will begin at 1 p.m. and will feature Ted Blomenberg and John Kalb speaking on behalf of “The Friends of Wyneken” telling the history and progress of saving the Wyneken home, followed by a business meeting.  Reservations should be made with Linda Martz (260-452-2204) by March 5, with payment at the luncheon.  (The announcement didn’t include the cost of the luncheon.)

COUNCIL MEMBERS:  The minutes from the February 5, 2007 Council Meeting are in your slots in either entranceway of the church.  Please pick them up following the worship service this morning.  The next Council Meeting is this Tuesday, March 6, at 8 p.m. in the church basement.

Did you know that the LWML Indiana District awards $500 scholarships to those students who are attending a LCMS college or seminary and are preparing for full-time ministry in the Lutheran Church?  The forms must be filled out and postmarked no later than March 30.  Scholarships are issued for one year and new applications must be made each year.  You may contact Kathy Eisenbraun, LWML Scholarship Chairman at eisenbrp@juno.com, by phone at 812-350-9722 or 812-372-7083, or by mail 3106 16th St., Columbus, IN  47201. 

Thrivent holds their monthly meeting this Thursday, March 8, at Adams Memorial Hospital in a meeting room near the cafeteria.

Parents, do you realize that there is an activity packet in either entranceway of the church called “Mouse Prints:  Journey Through the Church Year.”  There are storybooks and activities for young children are provided by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.  They are in blue zippered bags in either entranceway of the church to be used during the church service.  You may pick one up as you enter church and return it to its spot on your way out.

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 LLL/LWML Spring Rally will be held on Sunday, March 18, at 3 p.m. at Emmanuel Lutheran Church (Soest).  Berhanu Arsee will speak on “Outreach to Muslims.”  Mr. Arsee is a PhD student at Concordia Theological Seminary and was born in Ethiopia, east Africa.  Mr. Arsee also reaches out to the Muslim immigrants in and around Ft. Wayne.  His mission statement reads:  “Demonstrating the heart of Christ to Multicultural Muslims of East Africa.”  A light meal will be served after the business meeting.  See the insert in today’s bulletin to learn more about Mr. Arsee.

The Preble Volunteer Fire Department is having their 13th annual pancake and whole hog sausage brunch this 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.

St. John’s Bingen’s Men Club will have their annual fish fry on Sunday, March 18.  Serving will be from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 137; Sunday School – 38; Bible Class - 16; Monday Night Bible Class - 4; Busy Women’s Bible Class – 6; Early-bird Bible Class - 12; Mid-week Lenten Worship Service - 86  

OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Fund

Last Week’s Contributions

Home Purpose

$2,300.40

Missions – February 21

Missions – February 25

$138.02

$165.00

Wyneken Contributions – January ($2,940) & February ($1,275)

Wyneken News

SCRIP will be available at Wyneken after school on Wednesdays and Fridays and all day on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.  Kroger is switching from a paper certificate to a card.  These cards will be reloadable.  You will be able to add to them at the store and Wyneken will still receive credit.  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 the month of 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.

Lutheran Schools Week will be held March 4-10.  Special activities are being planned.  On Monday grades K-4 will join with St. Peter-Immanuel, Bethlehem (Ossian) and Zion, students for chapel service at St. John’s Bingen.  Our 5th-8th graders will go to chapel services at St. Peter (Fuelling).  Chapel service will begin at 9:45 a.m.  On Tuesday, our students will join Zion and SPI students for roller-skating at the Rage in Decatur.  On Wednesday morning, there will be a Jump Rope/Shoot Out for Heart fundraiser.  An all-school lunch (students and staff) will be held on Thursday.  Friday finds a faculty/staff breakfast with volleyball games and a tournament for the students   in grades 5-8 and board games for students in K through fourth grade in the afternoon.

Congratulations to Ashtyn Freimuth and Matt Gorman whose science projects placed in the top 5.  Matt’s project will go on to compete in the regional science fair at IPFW on Saturday, March 17.  Good luck, Matt!

The third quarter ends on Friday, March 16.  Report cards will be distributed to the students on Wednesday, March 21.

Market Day orders may be picked up on Thursday, March 8, from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.    Remember, if you have any questions, contact Sharon Franke (623-3992).

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. 

An Internet safety presentation will be held at St. Peter-Immanuel Lutheran School (3845 E 1100 N, Decatur) this Thursday, March 8, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Joe Martin, National Security Executive for the IBM Corporation, will cover the aspects of the Internet that can endanger children and will outline simple and practical steps to minimize the risks.  There is no charge for this presentation.  If you can’t make the one on Thursday night, Concordia Lutheran Elementary School (4245 Lake Avenue, Ft. Wayne) will also be the site of this presentation on Tuesday, March 6, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Get your questions answered. 

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.   (Other meeting dates are March 16, March 19, and March 23).  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 or would like to help with this group.

Mark your calendars now for the Spring PTL Dance to be held on Friday, March 23, at the Hoagland Hayloft.  Join in for music, dancing, great food, and fellowship.  The evening begins with food being served from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. with music and dancing from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.  Advance tickets are available now.  Advance ticket prices are $30 per family of $12 per adult and $8 per child (five and under get in free).  Order forms for tickets are in the school office or you may call Linda Kleine (639-3749) or Jani MacDowell (639-3401).  Tickets will be available at the door for $35 per family, $15 per adult, and $10 per child.  Ticket price include food, pop, and great music by the band, Breakaway.  It’s hoped that you will all join in and support our Wyneken PTL and school.

The pre-K through second grade students will present their program, “Eeba Streeba and Her Carnival Capers, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 29.  Mark your calendars and plan on attending!

This year Wyneken will have the same spring break as East Allen County (April 1-8).  School will be in session during North Adams spring break (March 26-30).  Parents, if your child(ren) rides a North Adams bus, please make arrangements to get your child(ren) to and from school that week.  Remember, if you need to use the Wyneken Child Care, to make arrangements prior to the 26th by contacting Tami Schultz (639-6064).

Enrollment forms for the 2007-2008 school year will be mailed the latter part of March.  If you know of a family who might be interested in sending their child(ren) to Wyneken, especially for pre-school and/or kindergarten, please have them contact the school office (639-6177) so a registration form may be mailed to them.  Any changes of address should also be given to the school office so that forms for current students will be sent to the correct address.  Thanks for your help!

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.  Bids are due today.

Sporting News

Two wrestling meets are scheduled this week.  On Monday, March 5, the meet will be held at Holy Cross beginning at 4:15 p.m. and on Thursday, March 8, Flatrock 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.

THIS WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

TODAY 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
MONDAY 9:45 a.m. Chapel Services @ Bingen and Fuelling
  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. Elders’ Meeting
  7:30 p.m. Trustees’ Meeting
  8:00 p.m. Council Meeting
WEDNESDAY All Day Tabea Society
  6:00 p.m. LYF Lenten Supper (Mexican)
  7:00 p.m. Midweek Lenten  Worship Service
    (Choir practice follows worship)
THURSDAY 8:00 a.m. Thrivent Meeting at Adams Memorial
  9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class @ Adele Blomenberg’s
  7:00 p.m. Wyneken School Board
SATURDAY 6 a.m. – 1 p.m.

 Preble’s Pancake & Sausage

    Set up for Soup & Sandwich

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

March 11 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service

 

10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Soup & Sandwich @ Wyneken

    (Missionary collection from Sunday School needed)
March 12 7:00 p.m.

Busy Women’s Bible Class

  7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
March 13 6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class

  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
March 14 8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  7:00 p.m. Midweek Lenten Worship
    (Choir practice follows worship)
March 15 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class