Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Friedheim
10653 N 550 W
Decatur, IN  46733

 Rev. Daniel F. Dahling
547-4248 (Office)
547-4534 (Parsonage)

Website – www.zionfriedheim.org
Pastor’s E-Mail – pastor@zionfriedheim.org
Secretary’s E-Mail – churchoffice@zionfriedheim.org
Parish Nurse’s E-Mail – wlwlichtle@hotmail.com

Mr. Lowell Timm, Principal, Wyneken Memorial Lutheran School
Mrs. Sandy Blomenberg, Director of Music
Mrs. Wava Lichtle, Parish Nurse

Welcome!  We are so glad you have chosen to worship with us this morning.  If you are visiting, please sign your name to one of the guest registries that can be found in either entranceway of the church.  If you are communing, please take a moment to complete a communion registration card.  Cards can be found in either entranceway of the church and may be given to one of the Deacons or placed in the offering plate.  Please come and worship with us again soon.

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Lent 3
March 15, 2009

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Order of Service LSB Page 184
The Hymns LSB #902; #823; #438; #752; #730; #533
The Choir “Here I Am to Worship /My Jesus”
Readings Lent is a Time of Cleansing

Exodus 20:1-17

Ten Commandments – the purity God expects
1 Corinthians 1:22-25 Necessary righteousness comes only by faith
John 2:13-22 Jesus cleanses the temple of commercialism
The Sermon “What Christians Do” – 1 Corinthians 1:23

The Acolyte

Ben Miller


+  Soli Deo Gloria  +

Statement of Communion Practice

Luther found his deepest treasure in the forgiveness of sins and called it “the sun around which all other doctrines revolve like planets.”  Jesus promised forgiveness in the Lord’s Supper.  Deeply thankful for His gift to us here, we also express our deep desire to celebrate the sacrament according to His Will.  As this includes doctrinal oneness, we practice close communion and asks guests to speak with the pastor before the service.

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Tammy Dahling, Dirk Stoppenhagen, Mason Myers, Julie Heimann, Josh Miller, Kurt Bradtmueller, Tiffany Colwell, Marlene Conrad, Tina Geels, Don Jenkins, and Sara Konopka.  We remember our substitute Sunday School teachers, Teri Conrad, Sharon Franke, Lin Gorman, Sara Rhymer, and Cindy Wass, and our Wyneken 5th grade teacher, Dean Wass, as well as Kristin Scheumann who teaches at Northwest Elementary School in the North Adams system.    May our loving Savior direct, bless, and guide their lives.

We rejoice with Jon & Cora (Estep) Buuck on the birth of their son, Russell James, on Tuesday, March 3, at Parkview North in Ft. Wayne.  May the Good Shepherd keep an ever-watchful eye on this most precious of His lambs.

We welcome into church membership, through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism, Hunter Ryan Lengerich, son of Ryan & Erin (Hormann) Lengerich.  Hunter will be baptized later today with Allison Hormann and Carlin Hormann as his godparents.  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 Lynn Fuhrmann, Jim Riemke, Dick Hileman, Donna Hileman, Connie Darnell (Carol Hitzfield’s sister), and Karen Johnson (Leslie Lawson’s mother).

We remember those who are serving our country—Jason Putteet who is in South Korea, Randy McAllister (Fern Riemke’s son and brother of Kim, Terry, and Julie) who is serving in Germany, Brian Moeller, Cam Koldyke (Audra’s husband), our reservists, Mike Brandt, Cody Kiess (grandson of Gene & Irene Kiess), and Josh Colwell (Tiffany’s husband), as well as Lydia Reynolds (niece of Dick & Donna Hileman), Nicolas Timm (Lowell & Jean’s son), James Johnson (Jean Timm’s nephew), and Chad Hall (Doris Conrad’s son-in-law).  May the Lord protect and guide them in their missions.

Board of Stewardship’s Food for Thought – Jesus said, “The man who loves his life will lose it, while the man who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life” (John 12:25).  A profound statement, indeed.  We’ve heard that a good leader will never ask his followers to do anything he isn’t willing to do himself.  Our leader did it for us: He suffered in agony as He gave up His life for us.  He bore the taunts and physical agony.  He bore our sins in His body so we can keep our lives for eternity.  What is our response to such great love as this?

You are invited to return this Wednesday, March 18, for our fourth midweek Lenten worship service.  The service begins at 7 p.m.  Rev. Donald Sauls from Peace, Berne will be our guest preacher.  His sermon, “The Sinner Trusts in the Lord’s Righteousness” is based on Psalm 143.   

Included in this morning’s bulletin is our weekly study guide, “Time in the Word.”   Next week’s theme is “Lent is a Time of Believing.”

You can watch Worship for Shut-Ins on Sunday mornings at 6:30 a.m. on WPTA-TV Channel 21, at 8 a.m. on Digital 33.2 & Satellite 252 on Sunday mornings, or on Comcast Cable Channel 55 on Sunday and Monday afternoons at 4 p.m.   They are also now broadcasting via the DIRECTV Channel 377 on Sundays at 11:30 a.m. Eastern time. 

If you are unable to come to church, make sure you listen to our live service on WZBD (92.7 FM).  Our service is broadcast from 9:05 a.m. to 9:50 a.m.  You can also listen to the broadcast over the Internet.  Just log on to our website (www.zionfriedheim.org) and click on “Listen to Zion’s worship service on WZBD radio from 9:05 - 9:50 a.m. on Sunday mornings.”  Today’s broadcast is in loving memory of Eldora Scheumann.

You can listen to Issues, Etc., on demand.  Issues, Etc. is produced by Lutheran Public Radio and hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken.  Listen to what you want when you want at www.issuesetc.org.

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 broadcast on Sundays at 8:05 a.m. on WZBD (92.7 FM) and on WFCV (1090 AM) at 3:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.  Lutheran Hour can also be heard on WOWO (1190 AM) on Sunday mornings at 11 a.m.   

Jan Buuck (639-3380) is March’s “Meals of Grace” coordinator.  Please contact Jan if you know of someone who could benefit from this ministry of our church.  Our supply in the freezer is getting low.  If you would like to donate any items—casseroles, soups, desserts, applesauce, anything that freezes well—in either family-size or servings for one or two, it would be very much appreciated.  Just label your donation (short description and date placed in freezer).  Thanks for your help! 

There are still a few copies of our 2009 devotional booklet, Let Us Enter the Journey of Lent, left.  You may pick up a copy in either entranceway of the church.  Please take a copy home with you. 

 There is a door collection for Worship for Shut Ins and International Missions this morning. 

Do you still need a Friedheim calendar?  The new sale price is $10 and you can pick one up following today’s worship service from any LYF member.  If you would like to send one to a family member or a friend, there are mailers available at a cost of $1 per mailer. 

There are sign-up sheets in the south entranceway for the 2009 sponsorship of our weekly radio broadcast as well as placing flowers on the altar.  Don’t forget to sign your name on this sheet so that others can see which weeks are open.  Thank you

The Trustees have set the day for grounds cleanup.  It will be held on Saturday, March 28, beginning at 8:00 a.m.   In case of inclement weather, Saturday, April 11, will be the rain date. We will pick up sticks and pinecones, etc. Please bring rakes and wheelbarrows.  With many hands, this task won’t take long.  Thanks in advance!

On January 11, Grinsfelder gave a presentation showing a possible way to create a gathering area and place bathrooms on the main floor of the church.   Planning Committee and Council members will be available after services to help explain the concept and answer questions.  There are drawings in church (near the pulpit) for you to look over.  You can also go to the church’s website, www.zionfriedheim.org, and click on “Church Expansion Proposal Information.”  An artist’s rendition of the proposed expansion from both the northwest and southwest view is available for you.  By clicking on the pictures, an enlarged view can be previewed.  From this site you can go to 1st floor plan of proposed site, as well as proposals of the basement plan, north elevation, south elevation, and west elevation.  A site plan for the proposed expansion is also included.  You might especially want to check out the Expansion Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) to see if one of your questions is answered there.  The Council wishes to allow members who cannot attend the Special Voters’ Meeting (date yet to be determined) to contact any of the following three people and express their opinion prior to that meeting:  Chairman of the Congregation – Mike Conrad (547-4717), Chairman of the Elders – John Nidlinger (724-9920), and Planning Committee Representative – Mike Werling (639-6132). 

A great big THANK YOU to all who helped make this year’s Soup & Sandwich a success.  A total of 440 people were served with a profit of $3,109.72.  Sales at the craft and bake sale totaled $693.01, with Thrivent matching funds of $1,250, bringing the grand total to $5,052.73.  It’s a big project that wouldn’t happen without everyone pitching in.  We appreciate all who helped and give thanks to God for blessing us so much!  The weather didn’t keep anyone away it seems.  A special thanks goes out to Paul Ruble and crew for taking on the rain to keep the parking lot organized, and the kids that kept the drive thru going even though they had to get wet to do it.  We love the go get ‘em spirit!!  By the way, don’t forget to pick up your dishes.  They can be found in the church basement.  -- Rich & Kim Weiland, Kent & Shelly Kiefer

The Morning Glories would like to thank those who helped transport items to and from the soup & sandwich, set up and/or tore down, helped at the booth, or donated items.  It was a very successful day.  A special thank you goes out to Kris Blomenberg for the beautiful vases she made and donated to be used as table decorations and to Bonnie Buuck for the lovely arrangements that she placed in the vases.  (There are still a few vases left that will be available for sale at the LYF’s Easter breakfast.)  We are blessed to have so many talented individuals who are willing to share their gifts with us.  THANK YOU!

The LYF invites the congregation to a mid-week Lenten supper, served on Wednesday, March 18.  It’s time to enjoy some brats, kraut, hot dogs, potato salad, baked beans, dessert, and drink!  Each youth group member is asked to bring some type of dessert (pie, cake, cookies, jell-o, applesauce, pudding, etc.).  Serving begins at 6 p.m.  Youth are asked to be at the Parish Hall by 5 p.m. (or as close to that time as your schedules allow).  A freewill donation will be accepted.  Come out and enjoy good food and Christian fellowship!

Easter flower order forms were included in your March newsletter.  There are also extra forms in either entranceway of the church.  There are boxes in either entranceway of the church for you to place your orders (including your payment).  Please remember that your orders are due by March 31 if you are ordering flowers through the committee.

You can get a start on your spring cleaning by clearing out some clothes from your closets and then donating your clean, gently used items to Immanuel House.  A box has been placed in the Parish Hall near the east door.  You can put your donations in this box and Joe Gorman will deliver them to Immanuel House.  Thank you for supporting this ministry.

Our Sunday School classes continue to collect items for families in Adams County.  A list can be found in either entranceway of the church.  There is a need for clothes—lightweight new spring jackets, new hooded sweatshirts, new socks, and new underwear—that would fit children in grades kindergarten through fifth grade.  The greatest need is for sizes 5-10, both girls and boys.  You may place your donations in the boxes marked “Kids Helping Kids.”  Thanks!

Watermelon, sunscreen, moonwalk, music, food, fellowship…what do these all have in common?  Our church picnic, of course!  The picnic has been scheduled for Saturday, June 20, so make sure to mark the date on your calendar.  What else can you do?  You could volunteer to help.  Individuals are needed to help set up, take down, organize the food, plan the games, and take care of the drinks.  If you are interested in helping make this wonderful afternoon/evening a reality, please contact a member of the Board of Stewardship—Shirley Drier, Cindy Des Jean, or Lisa Bultemeier.  Thank you!

Bring your friends from school!  Come meet new friends!  Camp Lutherhaven is the place for children, youth, and families to gather this summer for fun and adventure!  Choose from a wide variety of unique camping experiences, and get ready for some excitement!  Got a question, give Camp a call or drop them an email at camp@lutherhaven.org.  Find out more information about the summer programs and about the 60th anniversary by calling 260-636-7101 or visit the Camp’s website at www.lutherhaven.org.  There is also some information in either entranceway of the church.

Camp Lutherhaven is looking for participants in their “Nurse of the Week Program.”  This is a volunteer opportunity to serve as an on-site resource to the First Aid Coordinator for one week (or more if you wish).  Some of the benefits include half-off the registration costs of a camp program for your children, free meals and housing for your family (in one of the air-conditioned Lodge private rooms), time to use the Camp’s facilities, and the chance to make a difference.  A brochure with this information is available in the south entranceway of the church.  You may also wish to contact Camp Lutherhaven at 260-636-7101 or email them at camp@lutherhaven.org.  A copy of your medical license must be included with the registration form.

Camp Lutherhaven also has events for high school students.  There is an information sheet about some great experiences this summer that you may wish to become involved.  There are extra copies in the south entranceway of the church.

"Crown Him With Many Crowns", a musical offering featuring the Konzertchor and Symphonic Band of Sheboygan Lutheran High School, will be presented at Zion Lutheran Church, 1010 W. Monroe Street in Decatur, on Sunday, March 22, at 7 p.m.  A variety of contemporary, popular, and sacred music will be performed by each of the ensembles.  Admission is free, but a free-will offering will be taken during the concert.  Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.  Please feel free to invite your family and friends and join them for this wonderful night of music.  Host families are needed to house the students Sunday evening following the performance (at approximately 8:45 p.m.).  The group will then depart from Zion, Decatur, at 7:30 a.m. on Monday.  It is preferred that families take 4 students (either all boys or all girls), but exceptions can be made for only 2 students.  Zion is hoping that four or five families from our congregation would be willing to open their homes to these young people.  Please contact Zion’s church office (724-7177) as soon as possible if you can help to house these guests.  Thanks for your help in this endeavor.

St. John Lutheran Church-Bingen is having their annual Fish & Tenderloin dinner today, with serving from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Wyneken Memorial Lutheran School.  On the menu (besides the delicious fish and tenderloin) are au gratin potatoes, baked beans, applesauce, homemade desserts, and orange drink, milk, and/or coffee.  The cost is Adults ($8.00), Children ages 6 years. to 12 years ($4.50) and Children 5 years & under (free).  Proceeds are being donated to Wyneken Memorial Lutheran School roof project and will receive Thrivent Financial matching funds.

Poe’s Pancake & Sausage is next Sunday, March 22, at the Poe Fire Station.  Serving is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The cost is $6 for adults, $2.50 for children (6-12), and free for those children under the age of 6.  All proceeds will go towards a new Jaws of Life.  Thrivent Financial for Lutherans is a co-sponsor of this event and will be providing matching funds.

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 179; Monday Evening Bible Class – 4; Busy Women’s Bible Class - 7; Early-bird Bible Class – 19; Midweek Lenten Worship Service – 74



Last Week’s Contributions

Home Purpose


Missions - 3/4


Missions - 3/8


Wyneken News

Our Wyneken School is seeking bids for lawn care for the 2009 season. Those wishing to bid are requested to submit the bid to the Wyneken school office no later than Tuesday, March 31. The bid shall include two (2) costs as follows: Bid A) Mowing & trimming of property as required, one (1) application of weed killer, one (1) application of fertilizer to the soccer field, and fall leaf disposal.  Bid B) Trimming of shrubs/bushes and one (1) replacement of existing mulch. Please contact a school board member (Friedheim’s members are Mitch Baumann, Randy Hockemeyer, and Scott Hormann) or the school office at 260-639-6177 with any questions. 

Would you be willing to place a Wyneken Enrollment Yard Sign in your yard?  Signs are available in the school office.  Please contact them if you would like to help advertise our school.

Spring break and Easter are just around the corner.  Think of SCRIP when making your plans.  Gift cards to many of the hotels are available but need to be ordered in advance.   SCRIP will be available daily in the school as well as after school.  You can see Kim Weiland about purchasing SCRIP this morning.  You can also e-mail her at kimw@jwgroupinc.com to place your SCRIP order.

SCRIP continues their search for an assistant coordinator. This position involves helping with the SCRIP orders a few hours every other week, as well as some computer and manual bookkeeping duties.  If anyone is interested or would like to know more about the SCRIP program, call Jane Kleine (639-7244) or Sarah Butler (724-7025).  The funds this program raises is a great asset; please prayerfully considering helping.

The cooks are looking for a used refrigerator/freezer in good working condition for the kitchen.  The maximum size to fit is 34” wide.  Since there is no place to hook up for it, an automatic ice maker is not needed.  If you can help out, please contact Sharon Franke at Wyneken (639-6177) from 7:45 a.m. to 10 a.m. only.  Thank you!

Wyneken’s Mini 4-H program begins on Monday, March 16, from 2:45 p.m. to 4 p.m.  The mini program is open to students in grades kindergarten through second grade.  Parent helpers for the meetings are greatly appreciated.  If you can help, please contact Sharon Franke (623-3992) or Cindy Gallmeyer (724-4047).

A big THANK YOU goes out to all those who helped with our Lutheran Schools Week activities.  In our Jar Wars campaign, almost $900 was collected to help our missionaries in Ghana, Africa.

Join the children of the Pre-K through 2nd grades at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17, for “A Froggy Day in Lindentown.”  The pre-K students will set the mood as little ducks and frogs as they go waddlin’ and hoppin’ around as Bully the Bullfrog comes for a visit and turns everyone’s world upside down.  There will be a PTL bake sale that night.  Parents of program participants are asked to bring in a homemade goodie or two for the bake sale.  If you can’t make it to the Tuesday evening performance, there will be a dress rehearsal performance at 1 p.m. on Monday, March 16.

Wyneken will dismiss at 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, for teacher in service.  Students who ride East Allen buses will have transportation home that day.  For those students riding North Adams buses, arrangements will need to be made to bring your children home that day.  Remember, if you need to use the Childcare, please contact them in advance (639-6064).

A pair of girl’s glasses (blue rimmed) were left on Sunday after the Soup & Sandwich dinner.  You can go to the school office to claim them.

The third quarter ends on Friday, March 20, with reports going home with the students on Wednesday, March 25. 

Market Day order forms are included in today’s bulletin.  The April brochure has delicious desserts and other food items to help with your Easter brunch or dinner planning with great pricing on selected breakfast, snack, and min dishes.  The order form needs to be returned by Friday, March 27 (Wyneken’s last day before spring break).  Internet orders are due by 11 p.m. (Central Standard Time) on Thursday, April 2.  Delivery will take place on Tuesday, April 7, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  Any questions?  Contact Sharon Franke at 623-3992.

Could you help look at school equipment at South Adams on Monday, March 23, at 8:30 a.m.?  With the South Adams elementary and middle school moving into a new building this summer, they have some school equipment that they will not be taking with them.  If you could help look at these items, it would be appreciated.  Please contact Scott Marbach (724-3559) for more details.

Wyneken’s Spring Break is the week of March 29—East Allen’s Spring Break.  North Adams will have spring break the week of March 23.  Parents, if you have children that ride on the North Adams buses, please make arrangements for your child to get to and from school that week.

Enrollment forms for the 2009-2010 school year are being prepared and will be mailed to Wyneken families in mid-March (before spring break).  If you know of a family who is interested in sending their child to Wyneken, please have them contact the school office to be placed on our mailing list as soon as possible.  If you have had a recent change of address, please contact the office so records can be updated.


Come out and watch our Wyneken wrestlers.  The Concordia Open will be held this afternoon at 1 p.m. at Concordia High School.  The next meet is Tuesday, March 17, at 4:15 p.m. at Holy Cross with teams from Woodburn, Suburban Bethlehem, Unity, and Holy Cross participating.  On Thursday, March 19, the team will be at a meet at St. John-Emmanuel (Flatrock) at 4:15 p.m. involving teams from St. Paul, Unity, and St. John-Emmanuel. 

The LSAA Championships will be held at Wyneken on Saturday, March 21, beginning at 9 a.m. and concluding around 3 p.m.  Doors open at 8:30 a.m.  Volunteers are needed to help with the scoreboard, scorebook keepers, announcers, concessions, and gate fees.  Friends and family of our Wyneken family are being asked to help with this tournament.  There is a sign-up sheet on the    door to the concession stand for you to volunteer for a time most convenient for you.  (Just a reminder that all varsity parents will be assigned a time to work for this event.)  Wrestling parents are also asked to bring in some sloppy joe meat and/or buns for the concession stand that day.  Thanks so much for your cooperation.

Girls’ soccer practice will begin the week of March 23.  Practice times will be announced at a later date.

Heritage High School is sponsoring volleyball clinics for students in grades 5-8.  There are three sessions left (one in April, May, and June).  A registration brochure is in the school office with more information and sign up details.

The Mad Ants Basketball team will be holding a clinic this Saturday, March 21, for boys and girls in grades 4-8 at the Concordia Theological Seminary gymnasium.  Girls will participate from 9 a.m. to noon and the boys’ camp will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  An application is available in the school office with the deadline to register Monday, March 16.

The Bellmont Middle School track program (boys and girls) and the middle school boys’ soccer program will begin their seasons with their first practice on Monday, March 16, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Middle School.  If you are a 6th – 8th grader at any North Adams school, you may participate in these activities.  You must have a current physical and a $25 insurance fee to participate and it must be turned into the Middle School school office before the first practice.


March 15 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

Door Collection                                               

10:15 a.m. Sunday School and Bible Class
Noon Baptism of Hunter Ryan Lengerich                                         
March 16 7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
7:00 p.m. Busy Women's Bible Study
March 17 6:00 a.m.  Early-bird Bible Class
9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
March 18 All Day Tabea Extra Quilting
8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Immanuel House Open
6:00 p.m. LYF Supper
7:00 p.m. Mid-week Lenten Worship
8:00 p.m. Choir

March 19

9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class @ Doris Conrad's

March 20

9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Immanuel House open


March 22 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service

10:00 a.m. Sunday School and Bible Class
March 23

April Newsletter items needed in church office

7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
7:00 p.m. Busy Women's Bible Study
March 24 6:00 a.m.  Early-bird Bible Class
9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
March 25 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Immanuel House Open
7:00 p.m. Mid-week Lenten Worship
8:00 p.m. Choir

March 26

9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class

March 27

9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Immanuel House open

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