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 5
March 25, 2007

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Order of Service

Page 5

The Hymns

HS’98 #842 (see insert), TLH #153; #145

Readings

Forecast of the Future

Isaiah 43:16-21 God will do a new thing for His people
Philippians 3:8-14  Christians strain forward to the future goal of Christ
Luke 20:9-19 Judgment will come to those who reject God’s Son
Sermon

“God’s Trump Card” – Luke 20:13-15

Unless the world accepts Christ, it seals its own doom.  Jesus is God’s last trump card because…
1.
He is the Son—more than a servant.
2. He is the heir—to the riches of the Kingdom.

The Acolyte

Allison Hormann

+  Soli Deo Gloria  +

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Leonard Bultemeier, Stanley Fuhrmann, Matt Gorman, Micki Blomenberg, Angie Buuck, Valerie Jackson, Les Conrad, Carissa Schultz, and Jodi Svoboda.  We also remember in our prayers our Wyneken 2nd grade teacher, Heidi Werling, Candace Sielschott who teaches at Zion, Decatur, and Deb Bergman, one of our Sunday School teachers.   May our loving Savior direct, bless, and guide their lives.

We welcome into church membership through the sacrament of Holy Baptism Sophia Lynn Baumann, daughter of Trevor and Kelly (Rachuba) Baumann.  Her godparents are Chad & Jill Baumann and Mitch & Angie Baumann.  May the Good Shepherd keep an ever-watchful eye on this most precious of His lambs.

May the Great Physician grant health and strength to all who are in need of His healing hand.  We especially remember in our prayers Frank Buuck, Gerhard Werling, Lynn Selking, Eileen Miller (sister of Jim & Jerry Bultemeyer and Rosie Bultemeier), and Larry Leininger (brother of Jean Timm).

We also remember those who are serving our country—Brian Moeller who is in Iraq, Jason Putteet, Cam Koldyke (Audra’s husband), Josh Colwell (Tiffany’s husband), Mike Brandt, Jacob Stoppenhagen, Justin Grant (Shirley Buuck’s nephew) who has been deployed to Afghanistan, and Cody Kiess, grandson of Gene and Irene Kiess, who is undergoing training in Texas.  May the Lord protect and guide them in their missions.

The staff of the Indiana District meets for prayer and Bible Study on Monday mornings.  At this time they pray for the congregations and schools of the District.  This week our congregation will be in their prayers.  Continue to remember them in your prayers as they carry out the work of the Kingdom.

Included in this morning’s bulletin is our weekly study guide, “Time in the Word.”  This week’s theme is “The Nature of God’s Love.”

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.  In honor of Lydia Kalthoff’s 99th birthday last Friday and with much love and admiration, her family has placed flowers in church this morning.

We invite you to our mid-week Lenten service at 7 p.m. this Wednesday, March 28.  The sermon theme will be the Savior leads in times of opportunity. 

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.  Today we will look at the Prophet Daniel.  The best and the brightest of the upper strata of the Israelite nation find themselves in a new nation and a different culture.  Having been taken into captivity, how will they survive?  Will they remain true to their faith in a different environment, or, will they do in Rome as do the Romans?    

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 you can hear Rev. Ralph Blomenberg.  Make sure you tune in!!

On Worship for Shut Ins today’s message is “May This Never Be!” from Luke 20:9-19 by Rev. Paul Shoemaker from Emanuel, New Haven.    The unthinkable happens.  The Son is rejected.  Yet God does the unthinkable.  He sends His Son to Calvary.  May this never be!  But it is!  For God saw our future without Him and said, “May this never be!”   Next Sunday (Palm Sunday), Rev. Daniel Brege of St. Paul’s Preble will preach on “The Coming One.”  Old Testament prophecy was reaching a climax as Jesus rode into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday.  He was going to the cross and empty tomb for our salvation.  Jesus came for this purpose, and now He comes to us through Word and Sacrament, forgiving and encouraging us in this difficult life. You can tune in to Worship for Shut Ins on Sunday mornings at 6:30 a.m. on WPTA-TV Channel 21, on Digital 33.2 & Satellite 252 on Sunday mornings at 8 a.m., or on Comcast Cable Channel 55 on Sunday and Monday afternoons at 4 p.m.

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?  

Board of Stewardship’s Food for Thought – Why do we hesitate to witness for our Lord?  A frequent answer to that question is that we fear being rejected.  Of course, we’ll be rejected!  Christ Himself was “despised and rejected by men” (Isaiah 53:3), and Jesus said, “No servant is greater than his master. If they persecuted Me, they will persecute you also.”   But, he added, “If they obeyed My teaching, they will obey yours also” (John 15:20).  Not all will reject us or the words we speak in Christ’s name.  Surely, for Christ’s sake and by His grace, we can endure whatever mistreatment we receive in His name for the fruit that will result.

Council Members:  The minutes of the March 6 and March 20 Council Meetings can be found in your slots in either entranceway of the church.  Please pick them up as you leave the worship service this morning.  The next Council Meeting is Tuesday, April 3, at 8 p.m. in the church basement.

Want to be a helpful Easter bunny?  If you are interested helping deliver Easter gifts (prepared by our LWML ladies) to our church’s shut ins and members over 90, please contact Marlene Conrad at 547-4597.  It’s hoped that these can be delivered before Easter (April 8).

Please take a moment to look over the order form that is included in today’s bulletin for Easter flowers.  Heller’s Nursery will be supplying our Easter lilies this year.  If you would like your lily ordered by the committee, your order (along with payment) must be in today.  You may place your order in the boxes marked “Easter Flowers” in either entranceway of the church or give them to a committee member.  If you are bringing your own flowers and/or plants to church, they need to be in church by 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 7.  If you would like your contribution acknowledged in the Easter bulletin, that information needs to be in to the church office no later than Monday, April 2.  Thanks for your help!

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. 

The next Sunday Brunch at the Ft. Wayne Seminary will be held next Sunday, April 1, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Katherine Luther Dining Hall.  Concordia Lutheran High School is “Partnering in Education” with the Seminary for the brunches.  When you purchase your brunch tickets at the high school, one half of the $11 ticket price will be donated to the Concordia Lutheran High School Tuition Assistance Fund.  Simply stop by the high school office to purchase tickets for any Sunday Brunch. 

The ladies of the Decatur Zone of the LWML are invited to the Fort Wayne Zone’s Spring Rally on Saturday, April 21, at Suburban Bethlehem Lutheran School.  A registration fee of $6 is payable at the door.  The registration and breakfast begins at 8:30 a.m. Pastor Richard Smith will have the opening devotion at 9 a.m.  Elaine Bickel of Millington, Michigan, will speak on the theme for the day, “Beautiful Women of God.”   Mrs. Bickel, a humorous and inspirational speaker, has spoken at both national and Indiana District LWML conventions.  A monetary donation will be taken for the Indiana District LWML Scholarship Fund.  Closing devotions will be held around 11:30 a.m.  If you would like to attend, please contact Dolores Aman at 489-1314 by Sunday, April 15. 

Our next quarterly LWML Meeting will be held in the church basement on Tuesday, April 10, at 7 p.m.  This meeting is open to all.  An exciting presentation by Lea Ann Fifer will be given about a possible mission trip to Guatemala in 2008.  Be a part of this trip with other ladies of Indiana’s LWML’s.  Come and hear what it would take to share your time and talents in Guatemala in 2008.  Ladies, don’t forget to bring your mites.  There are envelopes in either entranceway of the church for you to place your contribution.

A keyless entry (possibly for a Honda) was found near the kindergarten Sunday School room.  If you know of someone who is looking for this, please contact the church office (547-4248).

The Lutheran Chorale, a volunteer organization, is looking for a new director.  Our director the past seven years is unable to continue in this position.  The choir is eager to “take direction” from someone enthused about “making music” for the Lord.  If you have any questions about this position, have a referral, or are a potential candidate yourself, please contact Aldon Bultemeier, president of the Lutheran Chorale by mail at 905 N. Metts, in Ossian, IN 46777, or by phone at 260-622-7792, or by E-mail at aldonb805@aol.com.

The Poe Volunteer Fire Department will have their annual pancake and whole hog sausage brunch today.  Serving starts at 9 a.m. and continues until 1 p.m. at the Poe Fire Station.  The cost is $5 for adults, $2 for children ages 6-12, and free for those children under six years of age.  Thrivent Financial for Lutherans is co-sponsoring this event and providing matching funds.  The proceeds will go towards a dry hydrant and driveway on newly purchased ground.

Sherril Bradtmueller and Evie Fuhrman are on Altar Guild for the month of April.  Roz Schamerloh (724-8772) is the Meals of Grace Coordinator for April.  Joey and James Gorman are youth ushers for April.

The tremendous outpouring of love and support you have demonstrated to our family these past twenty years overwhelms us.  Your generosity expressed to us this past Sunday was unexpected, but appreciated and will be treasured.  May the Lord continue to bless our Friedheim family. – Pastor, Tammy, Henry, and Lydia Dahling

On behalf of myself, my brother, and his family, I want to thank the faithful prayer warriors at Zion.  After radiation, chemotherapy, and three major surgeries, God has honored all our prayers and my brother is now on the road to complete recovery.  May God continue to bless our congregation and its prayer-ful members.  It is a privilege and blessing for my family to worship with you. – Jean Timm

Dear members of Friedheim,
Thank you so much for inviting us to the 20th year recognition for Dan and Tammy.  It was a great surprise and a wonderful gift for them.  The lunch with them was most enjoyable too.  It was just a great day.  Thank you all again.  God’s blessings.  – Ralph & Gloria Buhr

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 247 with 176 receiving Holy Communion; Sunday School – 46; Bible Class - 16; Monday Evening Bible Class - 6; Busy Women’s Bible Class – 6; Early-bird Bible Class - 12; Mid-week Lenten Worship Service - 82

OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Fund

Last Week’s Contributions

Home Purpose

$3,462.41

Missions – March 14

Missions – March 18

$170.13

$265.00

Door Collection for International Missions & Worship for Shut Ins – $401.00

Wyneken News

SCRIP will be available at Wyneken after school on Wednesdays and Fridays and all day on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. SCRIP is looking for an assistant to help with the orders.  An order is placed every other Monday and takes approximately two hours.  If interested or if you have questions, please call Jane Kleine at 639-7244.  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 chapel offerings for the last quarter of school will be given to the victims of Hurricane Katrina, specifically our sister school, St. Paul’s Lutheran School in New Orleans, Louisiana.  St. Paul’s had over $2 million in damage to their church and school with over 70% of their students losing their homes and their parents losing their jobs.  The school reopened in October 2005 with an enrollment of 24 students (down from 174).  By the end of 2006, their enrollment had climbed to 144, but many of these students are from the public school system because their schools were totally destroyed.  St. Paul’s has spent over $70,000 so far this year in tuition assistance, with an additional $30,000 needed.  However, they have no money left for assistance.  Please keep St. Paul and its families in your prayers and prayerfully consider how you can help this ministry.

Look over the new Market Day items (flat iron steaks-$12.99, turtle brownies-$8.49, and baby baked potatoes-$7.99) and all the special items—filet of sirloin ($19.49), deli style-kosher hot dogs ($11.29), pepper jack burgers ($9.49), Vidalia onion burgers ($9.49), bone in pork chops ($13.79), hot & spicy buffalo wings ($8.99), seasoned chicken breast strips ($12.59), spiral sliced ham ($2.99 per pound), seasoned salmon ($21.69), funnel cakes ($8.59), four cheese pesto pizza ($7.79), broccoli cheese soup singles ($7.99), Gatorade kid-size variety pack ($11.49), Italian combo sub ($9.59), praline sweet potato casserole ($7.59), breakfast casserole ($10.49), bacon slices ($10.79), breaded Mozzarella sticks with sauce ($10.49), buffalo chicken pizza ($9.99), Bosco breadsticks ($12.49), cheddar cheese Goldfish crackers ($5.69), and munch packs ($6.49).  It’s also Spring Bonus Days!  Every dessert sold means more money for the school.  So check out the pies and cheesecakes and see how many you would like to order this month!  Order forms need to be returned to Wyneken by Thursday, March 29, (or call Sharon Franke by noon on Friday, April 6) with Internet orders due by noon on April 7.  (Please remember that Wyneken is on spring break the week of April 1.)  Orders can be picked up on Thursday, April 12, in the old gym from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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!  Parents, don’t forget to bring your two homemade items for that night’s bake sale!

Wyneken will be hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive on Wednesday, April 11, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.  This will be by appointment only.  Registration cards were sent home with the students.  Please check with a Wyneken student.  There are also extra cards in the school office.

Keep Sunday, April 22, open on your calendar.  On that day we will be honoring Dean Wass and his 25 years in the teaching ministry.  More details will follow!

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 this week. 

Enrollment forms for the 2007-2008 school year will be mailed soon.  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!

Congratulations to Matt Gorman who garnered first place at IPFW’s regional science fair in Junior Animal Sciences.  He also was awarded $125 from the Northeastern Indiana Veterinary Medical Association and received a certificate and pin from Discovery Young Scientist Challenge.  Great job, Matt!

The final PTL meeting for this school year will be held on Monday, April 16, at 7 p.m.  Election of officers, old and new business, and next year’s budget will be on the agenda.  Attend this meeting and find out how you can become more involved with your child’s school!

The father/son bowling & pizza event will be held on Sunday, April 22.  Registration is now through April 18 or until all lanes are filled.  The first session is 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. with pizza served around 12:30 p.m.   The second session will be from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. with pizza served around 5 p.m.  The cost is $3 per person, including the pizza and the bowling.  Drinks are extra.  There is a limit of 64 people per session (4 people per lane with 2 sessions per event).  Turn in your registration form with payment to the school office.

A volunteer list of those willing to do some of the small projects that need to be completed every now and then at Wyneken is being compiled.  If you would be willing to help, please contact one of our School Board members—Randy Everett, Duane Kiess, or Scott Hormann.  Thanks!

Make-up days have been scheduled.  School will now be held on May 30, May 31, June 1, and June 4.  Please mark your calendars accordingly.  Eighth grade graduation has also been changed from Thursday, May 24, to Thursday, May 31.  Preble will be hosting the graduation service at 7 p.m. on the 31st.

DirecTV is being provided to Wyneken at no cost.  DirecTV is offering Wyneken $100 for every new subscriber or a renewal of an existing service.  The offer ends on April 1.  Information brochures are in the school office if you are interested in this offer.

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!

Our current 7th grade class is beginning the process of fundraising for their Washington, DC class trip.  Watch for information concerning their spring flower sale as well as the Nelson’s chicken and ribs that will be available on Mother’s Day.  Gunnar Cale and Ethan Lichtle are the two Friedheim students who attend Wyneken so make sure you see them in the coming weeks to make your purchases!

Congratulations to Derek Schultz who finished second at both the Concordia Open Wrestling tournament and at the LSAA Senior Championships.  Wyneken finished fourth as a team at the LSAA Championships.  Great season, guys.  A special thanks goes out to the coaches (Chris Mahlan was the head coach; Jordan Buuck was one of the assistant coaches.) and to the parents and fans for the support.

Sporting News

Soccer practice has begun for the girls.  The season will begin sometime after spring break. 

THIS WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

TODAY 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service

    (Baptism of Sophia Lynn Baumann)
    Easter flower order forms due back
  9 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

 Poe’s Pancake & Sausage

 

10:00 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class

  3:00 p.m.

LWML/LLL Spring Rally

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
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 @ Dorothy Heckman’s

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

April 1 9:00 a.m.

Palm Sunday Worship Service with Holy Communion

  10:15 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class

April 2 7:00 p.m.

Busy Women’s Bible Class

April 3 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
  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
April 4 All Day Tabea Society
  7:00 p.m. Choir
April 5 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class
  7:00 p.m. Maundy Thursday Worship with Holy Communion
April 6 7:00 p.m. Good Friday Worship with Holy Communion
April 7 9:00 a.m.

Easter flowers due in church