Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

We welcome all who worship with us.  If you are visiting us this morning, please take a moment to sign one of our guest registries, which are located in either entranceway of the church.  If you are communing with us today, please take a moment to complete a communion registration card. There are extra cards in the entranceway of the church.  The cards can be placed in the offering plate or given to one of the Deacons.  Please worship with us again soon.

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Lent 5

March 21, 1999

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Order of Worship

Page 46

The Choir Anthem

“Surely He has borne our Griefs”


TLH #158; #148, vv. 1-4: #309; #376; #386; #367              

The Readings

Life out of Death

Ezekiel 37:1-3, 11-14 God's Spirit raises a dead people
Romans 8:11-19 The Spirit raises us from the death of the flesh to life as sons of God
John 11:47-53 Christ raises Lazarus from the dead

The Sermon

Ezekiel 37:1-3, 11-14

1. The bones that Ezekiel were victims of violence.
2. Can these bones live?
3. In the raising of the dry bones, Christ's power is seen.

The Accolyte

Craig Linnemeier



We remember those members who are celebrating birthdays this week – Marlene Conrad, Sara Des Jean, Bonnie Werling, Lydia Kalthoff, Kent Kiefer, Brian Moeller, Leonard Bultemeier, Stan Fuhrmann, Matthew Gorman, and Richard Moellering.  We also remember our first/second split class teacher, Becky Klenke, in our prayers.  May the Lord continue to guide, direct, and bless their lives.

We remember in our prayers our seminarian, Ernie Muller, who remains a patient at Parkview hospital and has begun his radiation/chemotherapy treatments.  We also remember Rosa Hartmann who is a patient at Adams County Memorial hospital and Deb Miller who had outpatient surgery last Wednesday.  May the Great Physician be with them and all others in need.

We welcome Sue Ann Richardson to our congregation.  She completed adult instruction and was confirmed on Wednesday, March 17.  We also welcome John & Amy Smithley and their daughter, Rachel.  John is a fieldworker assigned to us from the Fort Wayne Seminary.  We welcome them in Jesus' name and pray the Lord’s blessings upon them.

We rejoice with Joshua Scheumann and Jennifer Azbell who were married yesterday at Zion Lutheran Church, Decatur.  May the Lord bless this couple as they begin their lives together.

Continue to come to our midweek Lenten services.  This Wednesday Herod (“I entertained a prophet”) will be the focus of the noon service while a thief (“I received the promise of eternal life”) will be the focus of the 7:30 p.m. service.

Pastor will be attending the LEA Conference in Indianapolis this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.  If you are in need of pastoral care during this time, please contact Mrs. Dahling at the parsonage and she will direct your call.  We pray for a successful conference.

There will be an AAL meeting today following the worship service.  They will meet in the back of church.

Tune in to The Lutheran Hour next Sunday.  The program is broadcast at 7:35 a.m. on WOWO and at 8:05 a.m. on 92.7 FM.

Lutheran Hour Ministries sponsors the “Woman to Woman” program.  It can be heard on WLAB (88.3 FM) at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday or 11:00 a.m. on WLYV (1450 AM) on Sunday.

The Tabea Society will have extra quilting this Wednesday, March 24.  If you enjoy quilting, why not come to the church basement and be a part of this group.

LYF Parents: There will be a short meeting concerning the LYF's Easter breakfast after the worship service this morning.  Any parents who are willing to help should attend this meeting.  LYF members are reminded that they will need to bring one dozen sweet rolls for the breakfast on April 4.

A special thanks to Walter Nuerge who made the bulletin boards that are now in either entranceway of the church.  We thank him for sharing his gifts with us and helping to improve the appearance of our entranceways.

The Morning Glories are working on a project that needs buttons (1/2” – 1/4” in size) in various colors.  If you could donate some buttons, you may give them to Marlene Conrad or Shirley Buuck or drop them off at the Parish Hall.  In addition, if you have any old jeans that you no longer need, please bring them to the Parish Hall.  They will be used for rag rugs.

THANK YOU!  Our Soup & Sandwich Dinner was a big success.  This year's profits from the dinner were $2,903.86 with the craft and bake sale bringing in another $821 for a grand total of $3,724.86.  We served 503 people.  The committee chairs want to make a special note that due to a couple of generous donations; all expenses normally incurred were covered.  Thank you again.  Because with all the donations to cover expenses, along with everyone's help and time, we have been able to put a few more slates on the new church roof.

Mike & Carol Selking
John & Nan Nidlinger

The LLL & LWML Spring Rally will begin at 3:00 p.m. at Zion in Decatur today.  The Rev. Professor John Saleska of Concordia Seminary will be the main speaker.  At the conclusion of the program, Zion's LWML will serve a soup and sandwich supper (freewill offering).  Everyone is invited to attend this interesting, inspiring, and spiritual program.

The LWML Spring Praise Service will be held on Saturday, April 17, at 9 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church in Berne.  The service, “Let Freedom Ring,” will include the Hand-bell Choir from St. John's Bingen.  A continental brunch will follow the service and a freewill offering will be taken to cover expenses.  Children are welcome.

St. John's Lutheran Church Men's Club will have a fish and tenderloin dinner today at Wyneken.  Serving will be from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  The cost is $6 for adults and $3.50 for children (6-12).  Carryout is available.

The Poe Volunteer Fire Department is also having an “All You Can Eat” pancake and whole hog sausage brunch at the Poe Fire Station today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Are you beginning to “spring clean?”  Lutheran home/Concord Village and Aid Association for Lutherans are again having their Bargain Bonanza Extravaganza Garage Sale on Thursday and Friday, May 13 and 14.  Items for the sale can be donated beginning April 23 at Southtown Mall (articles of clothing and shoes will not be sold). More information will be included in the April newsletter.


Report cards will be sent home with the students on Monday, March 22.

There will be no school on Thursday and Friday, March 25 & March 26.  Our Wyneken teachers will be attending a LEA conference in Indianapolis.

Market Day order forms need to be turned in to the school office by Friday, March26.  Pick-up date is Monday, April 12, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.  Questions?  Please visit www.marketday.com or contact Anne Fuhrmann. April is “Dessert Month” for Market Day.  All desserts purchased will bring extra profits for Wyneken.  In fact, the class which orders the most apple pies this month can choose one student to compete in a pie eating contest with Mr. Krupski. The winning class will receive a Market Day treat.  When you order your pie, make sure you write which class you wish to credit your order for on the comment section of the order blank.

Registration forms for the 1999-2000 school year have been mailed and should be returned to the school office by Friday, March 26.  There will be a $25 late fee for registration forms returned after this date.

There will be no bus service for North Adams students March 29 - April 1 since this is North Adams spring break.  Wyneken's spring break will conclude with East Allen's spring break (April 4- 9).

March 31 is the deadline for redeeming “Box Tops for Education” and the Campbell's “Labels for Education” program.  Please send in your labels as soon as possible.  You call continue to save these items and send them to school even after this deadline to get a head start on next year.  Thanks for your support!

Just a reminder that Kindergarten Round Up will be held at Northwest Elementary School on Thursday, April 6, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

A Fun Day for grades Pre-K through 4th will be held in May (date to be announced later).  Parents are needed to help plan and run events for this day.  If you are interested, please contact the school office for more information.

Our second year of having SCRIP ended in February.  First year profits were $7,000 while this year's profits were $20,000.  What wonderful growth!  Thanks to all who participate in this program.  This money has been and will be used for expansion, kitchen renovation, and educational materials.  If you haven't tried using this program and have some questions, talk to a SCRIP representative.  See Kris Blomenberg this morning if you wish to purchase some SCRIP.

Sporting News

The wrestling season ended yesterday with the Senior Tournament at Concordia High School.  Results of that tournament will be in next Sunday's bulletin.  Results from last week's open tournament are as follows: Zach Stoppenhagen (first), Dan Buuck (fourth), Kevin Heckman (third), Brian Moeller (fifth), David Mourey (first), Andrew Werling (sixth), Jon Buuck (fourth), Spencer Scheumann (second), Jacob Lee (fourth), Jon Kiefer (third), Ben Moeller (second), Jacob Stoppenhagen (sixth), Brandon Buuck (fourth), Nathan Buuck (third), Cam Thieme (third), Brett Conrad (second), Joey Gorman (fifth).  Congratulations guys!

Girl’s soccer practice (grades 5-8) will be begin on Tuesday, March 30.  There will also be practice on Wednesday, March 31.  Practice is from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

ATTENDANCE: Sunday Worship Service - 235; Monday Evening Bible Class -11; Early bird Bible Class - 3; Midweek Lenten Service (noon) - 17 with 5 receiving Holy Communion, Midweek Lenten Service (evening) - 95 with 51 - receiving Holy Communion.


Amount Received

Amount Needed

Home Purpose




$150.00 $348.15

Midweek Lenten


YTD Received

YTD Needed

Home Purpose

$39,465.07 $55,111.76


$4,005.42   $3,829.65



9:00 A.M.

Worship Service with Holy Communion
10:30 A.M. 

Sunday School & Bible Class                                                     

10:30 A.M.

AAL Meeting

10:30 A.M. LYF Parents Meeting
3:00 P.M. LLL/LWML Spring Rally at Zion, Decatur


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. Choir Practice
WEDNESDAY 8:20 A.M Chapel at Wyneken  


Midweek Lenten Service with Holy Communion (C)

7:30 P.M.

Midweek Lenten Service with Holy Communion (C)

9:00 A.M.

LWML Bible Class at Lucile Stoppenhagen's  


No School - LEA Conference  
FRIDAY No School - LEA Conference


March 28 9:00 A.M.

Palm Sunday Worship Service                                

10:15 A.M.  Sunday School & Bible Class
March 31 7:00 P.M. Choir
April 1 Noon

Maundy Thursday Worship with Holy Communion (common cup)

7:30 P.M. Maundy Thursday Worship with Holy Communion (common cup)
April 2 1:00 P.M. Good Friday service of hymns
7:30 P.M. Good Friday Worship with Holy Communion (common cup)
April 3 Set up for LYF Easter Breakfast