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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Examination Sunday

April 25, 1999

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Order of Worship

Page 115


“Sheep May Safely Graze”


TLH  #431, #436, #426

The Readings

The Sheep and the Good Shepherd

Acts 6:1-9, 7:2, 51-60 The sheep witness to the Shepherd
I Peter 2:19-25 The sheep suffer like the Shepherd
John 10:1-10 The sheep follow the Shepherd to life

The Sermon

The Examination of the Confirmands

Adam Joseph Buuck
Daniel Arthur Buuck
Joseph Paul Des Jean

Kevin Michael Heckman
Craig Allen Linnemeier
Zachary Michael Stoppenhagen 

The Accolyte

Nathan Conrad



We remember those members who are celebrating birthdays this week – Lydia Dahling, Drew Stoppenhagen, Eldina Boese, Betty Sielschott, Josh Stoppenhagen, Kim Stoppenbagen, and Kim Schamerloh.  We also remember our Wyneken School Board, especially those members from Friedheim, Jim Heckman, Kim Schamerloh, and Stan Stoppenhagen in our prayers.  May the Lord continue to guide, direct, and bless their lives.

We remember in our prayers Mark Buuck who was a patient at Parkview following an automobile accident but has since returned borne, our seminarian, Ernie Muller, who remains under doctor's care, and Lester Werling who was hospitalized but has also returned home.  May the Great Physician be with them and all others in need.  

We pray God’s blessings on the six young men who will lie examined in their faith this morning.  May the Lord continue to bless Adam, Dan, Joey, Kevin, Craig, and Zach.

Listen 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 the reception for the confirmands.  The AAL invites all members (as well as visitors) to come to the church basement, enjoy some refreshments, and welcome the 1999 Confirmation Class as they will become communicant members next week.

The flowers on the altar last week were to the glory of God and in honor of Marlin arid Alma Keidel's 50th wedding anniversary.  Their son’s family given with love and admiration placed them in church.

Next Sunday the Sunday School students will again bring their offerings for the Vision 2000 campaign.

Next Sunday there will also be a door collection for the Gideons.

Youth ushers for May will be Matt Kiefer and Jason Werling.

Council Members: The minutes from the April 6,1999 are in your slots in the entranceway of the church.  Please pick them up as you leave the worship service this morning.  The next Council meeting is Tuesday, May 4.

Attention Gardeners!!  Are you willing to put out a little more produce this year to help with the truck garden as part of the “Cornfusion” maze project?  Your help is needed to make this area of the fundraiser successful.  Teri Conrad will be coordinating this project and wants to hear from you about what you can do. Please let her know by calling 724-8464 at your earliest convenience.  Thank you in advance for your green thumbs!

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

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 Kallmeycr at the American Cancer Society (471-3911) or George Strasser (485-3224).

Have you heard about CORNFUSION?  It is the next major fund raising event for the Vision 2000 campaign.  What is it?  A maze will be cut out of a cornfield in the shape of a giant barn.  People will come from all over to find their way through.  Other features include 2 smaller mazes, a concession stand, truck garden merchandise and fun and educational games to play while walking through the maze.  The target audiences are families, businesses, clubs and organizations, church groups and schools.  The maze will open to Friedheim members on a special preview date of July 11, then will be open to the public every Saturday and Sunday from July 17 through Oct. 31st.  Our goal is to raise $30,000.00.  Sounds like fun doesn't it.  Committees are forming now to work out all the details, they are:

Building -           will build a tower for the maze master
Food/Concessions -      plan food, beverages and truck garden
Sponsorship -       solicit sponsors to help defray start up costs
Fun and Games -       plan games both fun and educational to play while in the maze
Material Handling - get the items needed for in and outside the maze
Merchandise -       develop and order merchandise ideas (t-shirts, etc)
Staffing -           provide workers each weekend and for special days
Advertising -       plan and implement ad campaign

If you are interested in being on a committee, sign up in the back of church, or fill out the attached sheet and place in the Foundation mailbox or let Judy Werling know (639-6132).  If you are able to work weekends or any other day of the week, a work sign up sheet is also attached and in the back of church.  Don't worry about the dates yet, the staffing committee will contact you.


Wyneken will have a half-day of school tomorrow, April 26.  School will he dismissed at 11:40 a.m.  North Adams students will have bus transportation both ways.  East Allen students will need to find rides home.

The PTL is purchasing a special program, “Developing Self Confidence/Self Esteem,” on Monday April 26, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Childcare will be available at a cost of $1 per child.

The mid-term will end on Thursday, April 29.  Reports will go home with the students on Monday, May 3.  Achievement test scores will also be sent home with the mid-term reports.

Market Day pick-up 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.

A Fun Day for grades Pre-K through 4th will be held on Friday, May 28.  Parents if you are interested in helping, please contact your child's teacher.

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' will face Concordia at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 26, at Wyneken and will play St. Paul at Flatrock on Friday, April 30, at 5:30 p.m.

ATTENDANCE: Sunday Worship Service - 268 with 153 receiving Holy Communion; Sunday School - 39: Monday Evening Bible Class - 9; Early-bird Bible Class – 4


Amount Received

Amount Needed

Home Purpose




$150.00 $348.15

YTD Received

YTD Needed

Home Purpose

$63,810.86  $80,162.56


$5,713.00 $5,570.40



9:00 A.M.

Worship Service
10:15 A.M.

Sunday School                                                                                    

10:15 A.M. AAL Reception for Confirmands


7:00 P.M. Adult Bible Class


6:00 A.M.

Early Bird Bible Class @ Bingen

9:00 A.M. Morning Glories
WEDNESDAY 8:20 A.M. Chapel at Wyneken
7:00 P.M. Choir Practice

LWML Bible Class at Dorothy Heckman’s


Gehres/Eickhorn Wedding


May 2 9:00 A.M.

Confirmation Sunday with Holy Communion

 10:30 A.M. Sunday School & Bible Class
6:00 P.M.

Men's Softball Practice

May 4 7:00 P.M.

Elders & Trustees Meetings

7:30 P.M. Board of Finance Meeting
8:00 P.M. Council Meeting