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 entrance way of the church. If you are communing, please complete a communion registration card. There are cards in either entrance way of the church. The card should then be given to a Deacon or placed in the offering plate. Please worship with us again soon.

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Easter 7

May 16, 1999

Order of Service Page 46

Choir "He is Exalted"

Hymns TLH #430 vv. 1-4; #430 vv. 5-8; #202; #213; #218 vv. 1-5; #218 v. 6

The Readings Christians in a Non-Christian World

Acts 1:1-14 Christians in the world pray for the Spirit

1 Peter 4:12-17; 5:6-11 Christians in the world share Christ's suffering

John 17:1-11 Christians in the world are prayed for

The Sermon "The Glory Hour has Arrived "

John 17:1-11

1. For a Father whose plan is always perfect

2. For Jesus whose mission was accomplished

3. For it is intended for those whose faith is central

The Acolyte Cheryl Kiefer


Today we recognize those children who have faithfully attended Sunday School for the 1998-1999 school year. A special thanks to the Sunday School staff who have shared the good news of our Lord with the youth of our congregation and to the parents who have encouraged their children to attend Sunday School. In addition to attendance awards, Holy Bibles will be presented to our second graders and Luther's Small Catechisms will be given to our sixth graders.

Attendance Awards

Nursery & Kindergarten: Rosa DeKoninck, Brett Hormann, P.J. (Paul) DeKoninck, Ethan Lichtle, Brittany Franke, Matt Gormann, Allison Hormann

First & Second Grades: Allyssa Johnson, Elizabeth Kiefer, Elliot Conrad, Caleb Buuck, Jamie Gorman, Chris Gorman

Third & Fourth Grades: Emma Lichtle, Rachelle Buuck, Jordan Buuck, Becky Blomenberg, Sara Werling, Laura Knipstein, Joey Gorman, Karly Everett, Lydia Dahling, Alicia Drier, Nathan Buuck, Brandon Buuck

Fifth & Sixth Grades: Emily Conrad, Jon Kiefer, Daniel Linnemeier, Jacob Stoppenhagen, Henry Dahling, Ashley Fuhrmann, Laura Fuhrmann, Dawn Heckman, Andrew Werling

Seventh & Eighth Grades: Nathan Conrad, Cheryl Kiefer, Megan Schamerloh, Devin Sielschott, Kevin Heckman, Zach Stoppenhagen

Second Graders receiving Bibles: Anna Buuck, Mike Buuck, Chris Gorman, Jamie Gorman, Andrea Jonson, Kevin Schultz

Sixth Graders receiving Luther's Small Catechisms: Henry Dahling, Amy DeKoninck, Amy Erxleben, Ashley Fuhrmann, Laura Fuhrmann, Dawn Heckman, Alex Lichtle, David Mourey, Sarah Muller, Matt Nidlinger, Andrew Werling

Staff: Bonnie Buuck, Julie Heckman, Andrea Jackson (Nursery & Kindergarten); Mitzi Cale & Pam Everett (1st & 2nd Grades); Shirley Drier & Denise Conrad (3rd & 4th Grades); Stan Stoppenhagen & Teri Conrad (5th & 6th Grades); Betty Sielschott (7th & 8th Grades); Scott Hormann (Assistant Superintendent); and Tim Blomenberg (Superintendent).

Concerning Communion Distribution: Both individual and common cup are being offered on experimental basis. Our seminarian will lead with the host. Pastor will proceed the acolyte with the common cup. Any comments concerning this form of distribution may be directed to one of our elders or Pastor Dahling.

We remember those members who are celebrating birthdays this week -- Al Hormann, Walter Nuerge, Phil Franke, Rachel Grace Smithley (her first), Kevin Linnemeier, Judy Baumann, Cliff Buuck, Margaret Buuck, Leonard Fuhrmann, Bertha Wtte, Madilyn Baumann, and Nathan Bultemeier. We also remember our Wyneken eighth grade teacher, Mrs. Dianne Kneller, in our prayers. May the Lord continue to guide, direct, and bless their lives.

We remember in our prayers Julie Heimann who had shoulder surgery at University Hospital in Indianapolis and is now home. We also remember Toney Bergman's mother who is at Parkview Hospital as well as Betsy Shelton (a personal friend of many members of our congregation) who is currently in Adams County Memorial Hospital. May the Great Physician grant health and strength to all who are in need of His presence in their lives.

We also remember in our prayers Neely Gumbert and Eric Bultemeier who were united in marriage yesterday afternoon. May the Lord continue to bless them in their new life together.

We with to express our appreciation for the many prayers, calls, cards and gifts that the members of Zion have given to us over the past five months. Your support and caring is greatly appreciated. The fact that so many people have come together to help us is truly an example of Christian love. May God richly bless you all.

The family of Ernie Muller

Kris and I were surprised and honored by the AAL's "Just Say Thanks" presentation last week! We think many of you are more deserving of it than we are. God has blessed us with many good people to work with at Friedheim!

Tim and Kris Blomenberg

Tune in to The Lutheran Hour next Sunday. The broadcast time is 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.

Zion's website is up and running. The address is www.zionfriedheim.org. If you have the time and the capability, check it out. Please give Marv Drier or Pastor any comments and let them know if there's anything about our congregation that you would like to see published on line.

Our congregation will be helping the residents of Woodcrest Nursing Home at their worship service on Thursday, May 20, at 1:30 p.m. Anyone wishing to help is asked to be there by 1:00 p.m. Contact Addy Schuller (547-4355) if you have any questions.

Our LWML will be taking Education Kits to the ingathering at the International LWML Convention in Minnesota in July. There is a donation sheet and box in the south entrance way as well as more detailed information. Collections will be taken throughout the month of May. Thanks in advance for your help with this project.

The men's softball team will be playing a doubleheader today. They will face Ossian at 4:30 p.m. at Hoagland. If you have been confirmed, you are eligible to play. If you have any questions, please contact Steve Conrad or Kevin Buuck.

The Morning Glories are taking a summer break; however, a workday is being planned for Tuesday, May 18, beginning at 9:00 a.m. to work on getting materials together for rag rugs. You may wish to pack a lunch and come for the day (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) or just come for the morning or afternoon. Items needed that day are rotary cutters and mats, scissors, an additional sewing machine, and, of course, willing hands. If you have any old blue jeans you would like to donate to this project, you may bring them to the Parish Hall.

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 fund raiser 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!

Registration forms for the Second Annual Friedheim Open were included in the May newsletter. Take some time to read that information and return your form to Paul Des Jean by June 5.

Confirmation Parents: A reminder that confirmation proofs, picture orders and payment need to be returned to Pastor Dahling by next Sunday. Contact Pastor if you have any questions.

Please contact the church office if you know of anyone that is graduating from college so we may congratulate them in the June newsletter.

LYF Members: Gym Night will be held next Sunday, May 23, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Wyneken School. This will be an opportunity to welcome the confirmands into the group and honor those graduating seniors. Please bring your own pop. Pizza will be provided.

Pastor Marvin Hinkle, formerly of Friedheim, has accepted the call to be Pastor of St. James Lutheran Church, Logansport, Indiana. Installation has been set for Sunday, June 6, (tenatively at 3:30 p.m.) in the afternoon.


A reception for Mr. Ken Germann, our learning/resource center teacher at Wyneken, will be held TODAY from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Wyneken gym. Mr. Germann is retiring at the end of this school year and will be moving to Texas. This will be an opportunity for current and former students and their families as well as friends to honor this special teacher.

The School Board is looking for a Pre-K teacher since Mrs. Fuhrmann will be teaching both a morning and afternoon kindergarten next year. All those interested in applying for this position should contact Wyneken (639-6177).

Parents are reminded that the school day does not end for non-bus riders until 2:45 p.m. A letter concerning this matter was sent home with all students on May 11.

Last week a class preference slip was sent home with each child in grades K-3. The slip was to be returned to your child's teacher by Friday, May 14. Please send this to school if you have not done so already.

All library books need to be returned this week! Librarians (and anyone else interested in helping) will be taking inventory of the library starting on Monday, May 24 at 8:00 a.m. Contact the school office if you have any questions.

Market Day order forms are included in this morning's bulletin. They need to be returned to the school office by Monday, May 17 or call Ann Fuhrmann (547-4469) by Thursday, May 20. Pick-up will be Monday, June 7, 6:30-7:15 p.m. at Wyneken.

There will be a pizza party for this year's wrestlers on Monday, May 17, from 2:45-4:00 p.m. in the cafeteria.

Seventh and eighth grade athletes and their parents are invited to the annual athletic banquet on Wednesday, May 19, at 6:30 p.m. Each family is asked to bring two dishes to share (a main dish and a salad, vegetable, or dessert dish) as well as their own table service.

Family and friends are invited to enjoy the musical talents of our band members (both beginning and upper grade) at their concert on Thursday, May 20, at 7:00 p.m.

A Spring Dance, sponsored by the 7th grade class, will be held on Friday, May 21, from 7:30-10:30 p.m. for all students in grades 6-8. Cost is $3.00, pop is 50 and snacks are free. Dress is semiformal (no jeans).

Carnival/Fun Day will be held for students in grades Pre-K through 4 on Friday, May 28 beginning at 8:45 a.m. Each student is asked to bring $2.00 to help cover the costs. Pre-K & Kindergarten children are to be at school that day by 8:30 a.m. All children are to bring a sack lunch and drink. Several helpers are still needed to work with the children at different stations. Also needed are donations of "AA" batteries for a prize that each student will receive at the end of the day. Please let your child's teacher know how you would like to help and come be a part of a really fun day.

The following classes will be going on field trips this week: 2nd grade will go to the Ohio Caverns on Monday, Pre-K will go to Heller's Nursery on Tuesday, 6th grade will go to the McMillen Health Center on Thursday, Kindergarten will go to Amishville on Friday, and 4th grade will go Conner Prairie on Friday. Please keep these students, teachers and parents in your prayers as they travel to their destinations.

Soccer News

The Varsity girls' soccer team plays Emmanuel/St. Michael on Monday, May 17, at 4:30 p.m. at Wyneken and plays at Flatrock on Friday, May 21, at 4:30 p.m. The JV girls' team plays at Concordia on Tuesday, May 18, at 4:00 p.m.

ATTENDANCE: Sunday Worship Service - 290; Sunday School - 53; Bible Class - 18; Monday Night Bible Class - 9; Early-Bird Bible Class- 4; Ascension Service - 41 with 28 receiving Holy Communion.


Amount Received

Amount Needed

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YTD Received

YTD Needed

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10:30 A.M.

Sunday School & Bible Class


11:30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

Reception for Mr. Ken Germann at Wyneken

7:00 P.M.

Adult Bible Class


6:00 A.M.

Early-bird Bible Class

9:00 A.M.

Morning Glories Workday



Extra Quilting - Tabea Society

7:00 P.M.



9:00 A.M.

LWML Bible Class at Lucile Stoppenhagen's

1:30 P.M.

Service at Woodcrest Nursing Home



May 23

9:00 A.M.

Worship Service (Choral Service)

10:15 A.M.

Sunday School & Bible Class

4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.

LYF Gym Night at Wyneken

May 29

1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Open House for Elfurt & Adele Blomenberg's 50th Anniversary at Parish Hall