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. Please worship with us again soon

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    Easter 3

April 18, 1999

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Order of Worship

Page 15

The Choir Anthem

”We Welcome Glad Easter”

Hymns

TLH #14; #210; #206; #205              

The Readings

The Resurrection According to God's Plan

Acts 2:36-47 Preaching the Resurrection results in converts 
I Peter 1:17-21 The Resurrection was destined by God from eternity
Luke 24:13-35 The Resurrection fulfilled the Scripture

The Sermon

Seminarian Kevin Meyer preaching

The Accolyte

Adam Buuck

+ SOLI DEO GLORIA +

Announcements

We remember those members who are celebrating birthdays this week – George Geyer, Seth Jacob Secaur (his first birthday), Jan Linnemeier, Taya Amsbury, Becky Blomenberg, Shirley Gehres, and Albert Gallmeyer.  We also remember our Wyneken aides and secretary, LaDonna McBride, Thelma Staniford, Kim Ehlerding, and Danielle Fuhrman in our prayers.  May the Lord continue to guide, direct, and bless their lives.

We remember in our prayers our seminarian Ernie Muller, and Lester Werling who were hospitalized this past week and Andy Buuck who remains under doctors' care.  May the Great Physician be with them and continue to watch over these the sheep of His fold as well as all others in need.

We extend our sympathy to the family and friends of Martha Bulmahn, Marlene Conrad's mother, who was called to her heavenly home on Saturday, April 10, and was given Christian burial last Wednesday, April 14.  May the God of all comfort, be with those who mourn and remind them of that wonderful day when all will be reunited with their loved ones.

We thank our seminarian, Kevin Meyer, for delivering this morning’s sermon message.  We pray the Lord's blessing upon Kevin as he continues his studies for the ministry.

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.

There will be No Bible Class today due to our Quarterly Voters' Meeting.

Besides report from our various boards and committees, two items to be discussed at our Quarterly Voters Meeting are using both individual cup and common cup on communion Sundays and the possible use of the Parish Hall for Wyneken's Pre-Kindergarten program for the 1999 - 2000 school year.  Please plan to stay for this important meeting of our congregation, which will be held immediately following the worship service today.

The Trustees wish to remind everyone that all flower arrangements or other items that could impede mowing the cemetery should be removed as soon as possible.  Your help in this matter is appreciated.  Also a special thanks to those who came to help with beautifying our church and grounds yesterday.

1999 Confirmands: Confirmation pictures and practice has been scheduled for Saturday, April 24, at 8:30 a.m.

Thanks to all the “helping hands” for the Muller family benefit.  Without everyone working together, it wouldn't be a success!  We served 650 people arid raised over $3,500 with pan or all being matched by AAL. - Your local AAL Branch #1163

Are you missing pie pans, cake pans, or other dishes?  There are containers in the back of the church basement that were brought back to church after the Soup & Sandwich Dinner as well as last week's benefit. Take a moment to see if some of these dishes belong to you.  Thanks!

We wish to thank the Leonard Gallmeyer family for the gift of the Christian flag.  This flag will be hung outdoors in good weather and was given in honor of the 50th wedding anniversary of Marlin and Alma Keidel.

The Lutheran Home Auxiliary's Annual Card Party will be held this Wednesday, April 21, at 1:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Room (located on the lower level of Concord Village).  A $3 donation is requested for the tickets.  See Margaret Buuck this morning if you would like tickets for this event.

The annual Bargain Bonanza Extravaganza Garage Sale sponsored by Lutheran Homes and AAL will be held on Thursday, May 13, and Friday, May 14, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Southtown Mall.  Donations are being received beginning this Friday, April 23, at Southtown. Donation hours are Fridays (2 p.m. to 7 p.m.) and Saturdays (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.).

The AAL will host a reception for the 1999 confirmation class next Sunday, April 25, following the worship service.  The reception will be held in the church basement.

The bTc Youth Weekend will be held at the Seminary on April 24 and 25.  Plans for the June, 2001 trip to Germany will be discussed.  Youth from our congregation who are interested in this trip can attend the Saturday evening activities only if they can't stay for the weekend.  Please take a moment to read the insert in this morning's bulletin for more information.

Praise Lutheran Church, 1115 W. Dupont Road, Ft. Wayne, is hosting a Cancer Survivors hope Brunch and Celebration on Sunday, May 2, beginning at 2 p.m.  If you or someone you know is interested in attending please contact Denice Kallmeyer at the American Cancer Society (471-391]) or George Strasser (485-3224).

bTc Youth Weekend

What is bTc? Believing, Teaching, Confessing.  That is what Lutherans are always doing.  God did it through Martin Luther in an extraordinary way.  What he believed about Jesus Christ, what he taught about Jesus Christ, and what he and others confessed about Jesus Christ are not just Lutheran memories.  They are living beliefs, teachings, and confessions of the Church today.  You are being invited to participate in a bTc weekend at Concordia Theological Seminary in Ft. Wayne on April 24 and 25.

What is this weekend all about?  In June 2001 a plane is going to depart from Indianapolis that will be carrying 360 Lutherans to Germany. Our congregation's youth are being invited.  The airfares are being specially arranged so that all youth and church personnel will be able to fly at a greatly reduced rate.  This weekend is intended to share with you a story about a trip that has already taken place.  To inform you how youth and family can join in this two-week tour in 2001, and to get to know and meet other youth for other congregations who may be interested in this tour.

What events are planned for this weekend?  Check in time is between 3:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. in the Seminary Commons on the 24th.  The evening meal will be open to everyone.  After a devotional service a visual presentation of last year's youth tour will be given.  A short explanation of present plans will also be included. At 7:15 p.m. you will get to meet “Martin Luther!”  Yes, he will appear in the flesh!  Rev. “Hannibal” Frederich, renowned for his impersonations of Martin Luther and Mark Twain, will give his presentation.  Later, there will be free time to spend in the commons or gym.  On Sunday there will be a brunch followed by a 10:00 a.m. worship service and then you may head home.

What is the cost of the weekend?  If you bring your own sleeping bag the cost is $15 per person.  If you don't bring a sleeping bag, the cost is $20 per person.  The Sunday brunch is included.  The Saturday evening meal and snack bar are at your own expense.

What is the cost of the bTc Heritage Tour?  At this time, it is anticipated that the youth will be permitted to fly round trip for approximately $250 to $300.  Adults will be ably to fly for approximately $750 to $800.  Transportation is through American Trans Air.

NOTE:            You may wish to come to the presentation on Saturday night only.  We realize Examination Sunday is on Sunday, April 25, and it could make it difficult for some youth who are interested in this trip to be able to spend the entire weekend.

WYNEKEN NEWS

Our 7th grade class is having a broasted chicken and pork chop dinner today at Wyneken.  The menu also includes broasted potatoes, applesauce, coleslaw, roll, desserts, and drinks.  Tickets are $6 for adults and $3.50 for children.  Profits from the dinner will be used for their Washington, DC trip in May 2000.

The next PTL meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m.  Make plans to attend.

Students who ride the East Allen busses will need to find a ride home on Thursday, April 22, since there will be no bus transportation in the afternoon.

Market Day order forms need to be returned to school on Friday, April 23.  Pickup date is Monday, May 10, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.  Questions?  Please visit www.marketday.com or contact Anne Fuhrmann.

Grandparents or Special Friend Day will be held on Friday, April 23.  On the agenda arc opportunities to visit those “special” students in their classroom, lunch beginning at 11 a.m., and a special worship service will be held at 1:15 p.m.

The mid-term will end on Thursday, April 29.  Reports will go home with the students on Monday, May 3.

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.

Check out the new merchants who have decided to become a part of SCRIP.  Certificates can now be bought for Don Pablo Restaurant, Citgo Gas (Johnson Junction), American Eagle Outfitters, and Hall's Restaurants.  See Kris Blomenberg this morning if you wish to purchase some SCRIP.

Soccer News

The girls' first home game is Monday, April 19, when they play Concordia.  Game time is 4:30 p.m.  On Friday, the girls have a game at 5:30 p.m. at Flatrock.  They will play Holy Cross.

ATTENDANCE: Sunday Worship Service - 223; Monday Evening Bible Class - 4; Early-bird Bible Class – 5

  OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Amount Received

Amount Needed

Home Purpose

$4,356.18

$5,010.16

Missions

$91.00 $348.15

YTD Received

YTD Needed

Home Purpose

$60,734.29  $75,152.40

Missions

$5,563.00  $5,222.25

THIS WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

TODAY

9:00 A.M.

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

Sunday School                                      

10:30 A.M.

Quarterly Voters' Meeting

10:30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. 

Pork Chop & Chicken Dinner at Wyneken sponsored by 7th grade

MONDAY

7:00 P.M. Adult Bible Class

TUESDAY

6:00 A.M.

Early Bird Bible Class @ Bingen

9:00 A.M. Morning Glories
May newsletter items due in church office
WEDNESDAY All Day  Tabea Society

7:00 P.M.

Choir Practice

THURSDAY

9:00 A.M.

LWML Bible Class at Marlene Conrad's
FRIDAY Grandparents/Special Friend Day at Wyneken 

1:15 P.M.

Chapel at Wyneken
SATURDAY

8:30 A.M.

Confirmation Pictures & Practice

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

April 25 9:00 A.M.

Examination Sunday                             

10:15 A.M Reception for confirmands sponsored by AAL
10:15 A.M.  Sunday School