Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

We welcome you to Friedheim to worship with us this morning.  If you are a visitor this morning, please take a moment to sign one of our guest registries which are located in both entry ways.   Please worship with us again soon.     
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Lent 3

March 26, 2000

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Order of Worship

Page 5


TLH #3; #376; #45

The 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 by faith in Christ  
John 2:13-22 Jesus cleanses the temple of commercialism

The Sermon

"Jesus Cleanses the Temple of Commercialism"                         John 2:13-22
1.  Jesus  cleansed the temple of mammon lovers.
2. Jesus cleanses us by  His death and resurrection.

The Accolyte

Valerie Jackson



We remember our members celebrating birthdays this week -- Matt Gorman, Richard Moellering, Seth Secaur, Emily Blomenberg, Micki Blomenberg, Angie Buuck, Valerie Jackson, Les Conrad, Carissa Schultz, Jodi Svoboda, Aaron M. Conrad, and Ted Gallmeyer.  In addition, we remember in our prayers our Wyneken kindergarten teacher, Rae Fuhrmann, and Deb Miller who teaches at  Zion, Decatur.   May the Lord continue to guide, direct, and bless their lives.

May the Great Physician grant health and strength to all who are in need of His presence in their lives.

We remember in our prayers Gerhard and Linda Buuck who will be celebrating their 59th wedding anniversary on Wednesday, March 29.  May the Lord continue to bless this couple.

We extend our Christian sympathy to Rev. Marvin Hinkle whose father was called to his heavenly home this past week and to Lucile Stoppenhagen whose brother, Harry Steele,  was also called to his heavenly home this past week.  May the God of all comfort be with these families as they mourn and remind them of that great day when they will be reunited with their loved ones.

"People never stop writing books," says Ecclesiastes 12:12.  Today, however, books aren't quite what they used to be.  What's the role of books...What's the role of the Bible...in your life?  Hear Dr. Dale Meyer's  message, "Browsing in Bookstores,"  on The Lutheran Hour.  The show airs on WOWO at 7:35 a.m. and  at 8:05 a.m. on 92.7 FM, and at  3:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on 1090 on Sunday.  

Our midweek Lenten services continue with services at noon and 7:00 p.m. this Wednesday, March 29.  The theme for this week is "The Attitude of Believing."   At noon, the sermon text is based upon Numbers 21:4-9, "Healing comes by looking in faith."  At 7:00 p.m. the sermon will be "Sinners are saved by grace through faith" from Ephesians 2:4-10.

The Tabea Society will have extra quilting on Wednesday, March 29.  Anyone who enjoys quilting is invited to join them.  They meet in the church basement.  Their day begins at 9:00 a.m. and concludes around 3:30 p.m.  You can come for the morning, afternoon, or stay the day.  Bring a sack lunch and be a part of this group!

The LYF will be assisting residents of Lutheran Home to their worship service Sunday, April 2.  The LYF will meet at the Parish Hall at 9:00 a.m. and then go to Lutheran Homes.  After that worship service, the LYF will head to Pizza Hut for lunch and a short meeting.

The LYF wishes to thank the congregation for their support of their spaghetti supper last Wednesday evening.  It was appreciated!

Council Members:  The minutes from the March 7 Council Meeting can be found in your slots in the entrance ways of the church.  Please pick up your minutes as you leave the worship service this morning.  The next Council Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 4.

Grounds clean-up day has been set for Saturday, April 1, beginning at 9 a.m.  Please bring willing hands as well as rakes, buckets, and wheelbarrows.  Thanks in advance for your help!

The LLL/LWML Spring Rally will be held at St. John's Bingen on Sunday, April 2, beginning at 3:00 p.m.  The rally will be held in their Fellowship Hall.  Brett Balfour, a seminary student who was brought up in a Jewish-Catholic-Lutheran background, will be the guest speaker.  The regular meetings of the LLL and LWML will follow his presentation.  A light supper will then be served by the Bingen ladies.  A free will offering will be received.  All members of the congregation are invited to attend.

LYF ushers for April will be Aaron Conrad and Matt Kiefer.

Did you get your pans and dishes back from the Soup & Sandwich Dinner?  If not, please check the Parish Hall kitchen to retrieve your dishes. 

Please take a moment to read the insert in this morning's bulletin concerning the Easter Garden.  The Decorating Committee need to have your order (with payment) by Sunday, April 16.  You may give your order form to one of the Deacons, place it in the box in either entrance way of the church, or give it to one of the Committee members.

Next Sunday, April 2, there will be a door collection for Jon and Amie Smithley.   This collection is our congregation's gift to them in anticipation of the birth of their second child.  May the Lord bless this family.

The Lutheran Home Auxiliary's Annual Card Party will be held on Wednesday, April 19, at 1:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Room at Concord Village II.  You may park your vehicle at the rear of Concord Village II.  A $3 donation is requested.  If you wish to purchase tickets, please see Margaret Buuck.

The community is invited to attend Poe's Pancake and Sausage brunch today.  Serving will be from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Poe Fire Station.

Wyneken News

Market Day orders are due back by Friday, March 24, with pick-up date  Monday, April 10,  from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Wyneken cafeteria.  You may also order on-line at www.marketday.com or by contacting Anne Fuhrmann (547-4469) by Tuesday, March 28.  Notice that if you order cookie dough this month, the school will receive a bonus of up to $3.50 per tub (if more than 500 tubs of cookie dough are sold.)

Spring break will be held March 27  through March 31 and will follow the North Adams schedule this year.  The school will be closed to any activities that week so the custodian can clean and wax the floors.  (East Allen will have their spring break from April 3-7.  East Allen parents will have to arrange transportation to and from school that week.)

March 31 is the deadline to redeem cereal and snack box top coupons from General Mills products.  Please continue to send in these coupons after that time.  They will be saved and redeemed next school year.

Did you miss the deadline for registration for the 2000-2001 school year?  To avoid the $25 late fee, you may mail your form to Wyneken this week.  Any forms received after April 1 will be assessed the late fee.

Kindergarten Round-up is set for Tuesday, April 4, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Northwest Elementary School in Decatur.  If your child is attending Wyneken, please come to this registration.

Monday, April 10,  Wyneken will dismiss at 11:40 a.m.  North Adams students will have bus transportation both ways. East Allen students will need to find transportation home that day.

Would you like to bid on the lawn care job at Wyneken?  If so bids are due Thursday, April 13, to a School Board member (Jim Heckman, Kim Schamerloh, or Stan Stoppenhagen) or our Wyneken principal (Jim Krupski).  If you have questions about this position, you may contact the school or a School Board member.

Plans are continuing for an all school talent show & art festival on Tuesday, May 9.  Our Wyneken band will also be performing that night.  More information concerning this event will be going home with the students soon.

Have you started on some spring spruce up chores?  Remember Arnold's Lumber, Builder's Square, Coast to Coast (now called True Value), Home Depot, and Lowe's are all SCRIP vendors.  Think of these businesses when buying paint, garden supplies, lumber, etc., for those home improvement projects.  With just a little preplanning, you can make a valuable contribution to our school.  See Kris Blomenberg or Becky DeKoninck after the worship service this morning if you wish to purchase some SCRIP.

Congratulations to all our wrestlers.  The LSAA tourney which was held yesterday signaled the end of the wrestling season.  The guys worked hard this year and had a successful season.  A special thanks to the coaches, Pastor Dahling and Rich Schwantz, as well as the parents who drove to meets and helped with record keeping.

ATTENDANCE:  Sunday  Worship Service - 263 with 164 receiving Holy Communion;  Sunday School - 59; Bible Class - 18; Monday evening Bible Class - 9; Early-bird Bible Class - 7; Midweek Lenten Service (noon) - 11; Midweek Lenten Service (7:00 p.m.) - 104



Amount Received

Amount Needed

Home Purpose



Missions (3/19)

$261.00 $346.15



YTD Received

YTD Needed
Home Purpose


Missions $4,085.60 $4,153.80



9:00 A.M.

Worship Service

10:15 A.M. Sunday School & Bible Class

7:00 P.M.

Adult Bible Class


6:00 A.M.

Early Bird Bible Class @ Bingen

9:00 A.M.

Morning Glories

7:00 P.M.



Tabea Society Extra Quilting


Midweek Lenten Worship Service

7:00 P.M.

Midweek Lenten Worship Service


9:00 A.M.

LWML Bible Class at Dorothy Heckman's


Grounds Clean Up


April 2

9:00 A.M.

Worship Service with Holy Communion
 Door Collection for Jon & Amie Smithley

9:00 A.M. LYF to Lutheran Home
10:30 A.M. Sunday School & Bible Class
3:00 P.M.

LLL/LWML Rally at Bingen

April 3

7:00 P.M.

Adult Bible Class

April 4

6:00 A.M.

Early Bird Bible Class @ Bingen

9:00 A.M.

Morning Glories

7:00 P.M.

Elders/Trustees/Vision 2000 Meetings

7:00 P.M.


7:30 P.M.

Board of Finance Meeting

8:00 P.M.  

Council Meeting

April 5 8:20 A.M.

Chapel @ Wyneken


Midweek Lenten Worship Service

7:00 P.M.

Midweek Lenten Worship Service

The Lutheran Hymnal midi files copyright 1998 Rev. Richard Jordan, used by permission