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.  If you are communing this morning, please take a moment to complete a communion registration card and place the card in the offering plate or give it to one of the Deacons.  There are extra cards in either entrance way of the church.  Please worship with us again soon.     
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Lent 4

April 2, 2000

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Order of Worship

The Lutheran Hymnal (Provisional Revision)


TLH #374; #245; #430; #373; #54

The Readings

Lent is a Time of Believing
Numbers 21:4-9 Healing comes by looking in faith
Ephesians 2:4-10 Sinners are saved by grace through faith
John 3:14-21  Eternal life comes by faith in Christ of the cross

The Sermon

"One thing God never says - God sends nobody to hell" 
John 3:16-19

  1.  God's will is to save the world (v. 16)
2. Rejection of this will of God sends people to hell (vv. 17-19)

The Acolyte

Jason Miller



We remember our members celebrating birthdays this week -- Doug Putteet,  Alvina Schroeder (who celebrates her 99th birthday today), Velma Buuck, Ben Miller, Richard Scheumann, Nick George, and Leesa Heckman.  In addition, we remember in our prayers our Wyneken Pre-K  teacher, Anne Hess, and Addy Schuller who teaches at  Bethlehem, Ossian.   May the Lord continue to guide, direct, and bless their lives.

We extend our Christian sympathy to the family and friends of Sam Derrow who was called to his heavenly home on Tuesday, March 28, with final services held on Saturday, April 1.   May the God of all comfort be with those who mourn.

May the Great Physician grant health and strength to all who are in need of His presence in their lives.  We especially remember the father of Hollie Hormann who will be undergoing tests this week.

We remember in our prayers our Wyneken principal, Jim Krupski.  He has received a call from Zion Lutheran School, New Palestine, Indiana.  May the Lord guide him as he contemplates this call.

We also remember in our prayers Dennis & Sylvia Scheumann who will be celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary on Tuesday, April 4.  May the Lord continue to bless this couple.

As you came into church this morning, you received a copy of the provisional revision of the Order of Holy Communion.  Any comments concerning this order of service, should be directed to Pastor Dahling or one of the Elders.  Please leave this booklet in the pews (in a stack at the end of the pew).

God's goal is that all people be saved.  To achieve that end, God has everyone caught up in the first chapters of His book of life.  Hear Dr. Dale Meyer's  message,  "Gripping First Chapters,"  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 p.m. on 1090 on Sunday.  

Our midweek Lenten services continue with services at noon and 7:00 p.m. this Wednesday, April 5.  The theme for this week is "The Attitude of Sacrifice."  At noon, the sermon text is based upon Jeremiah 31:31-34, "Sacrificing the old covenant for a new one."  At 7:00 p.m. the sermon will be "Obedience comes from sacrifice" from Hebrews 5:7-9.

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.

A special thank you to our LYF who are assisting residents of Lutheran Home to their worship service this morning.  Following that worship service, the LYF will head to Pizza Hut for lunch and a short meeting.

Our Quarterly Voters' Meeting will be held next Sunday, April 9, following the church service.  There are copies of the Annual Meeting in either entrance way of the church for you to review.

Grounds clean-up day has been rescheduled for either Saturday, April 8,  or Saturday, April 15, beginning at 9 a.m.  Listen to Pastor's announcement this morning.  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 today 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.

There will be a door collection for Jon and Amie Smithley today.   Jon is one of our seminarians.  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.

Just a reminder that if you are ordering flowers for the Easter Garden through the Decorating Committee, your order (with payment) must be received by Sunday, April 16.  You may give your order to a member of the Decorating Committee, to one of the Deacons as you enter church, or in the box in the entrance way.

The Vision 2000 Committee has decided to publish a cookbook.  Forms for you to submit your recipes were included in the April newsletter.  There are also extra forms in either entrance way of the church.  Start looking through those favorite family dishes and submit your recipes to the Cookbook Committee.

The LWML will have their quarterly meeting on Tuesday, April 11, at 7:30 p.m.  All ladies of the congregation are invited to attend.

I would like to thank Pastor Dahling, my family, friends, and neighbors for the care, prayers, cards and calls during my recent stay in the hospital and recuperation at home.  God bless all of you.  --   Richard Scheumann

Wyneken News

East Allen will have their spring break from April 3-7.  East Allen parents will have to arrange transportation to and from school this week.

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 the North Adams round-up.

The first meeting of the Wyneken Mini 4-H will be held on Thursday, April 6, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Children in grades Kindergarten through second grade are invited to participate.   The meetings will be held in the lunchroom each Thursday in April.  Please return the enrollment form to your child's teacher by Monday, April 3.  A $5 fee will be collected at the first meeting.  If you are interested in helping with activities or refreshments, please contact Lisa Kiess as soon as possible. 

Market Day pick-up date  Monday, April 10,  from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Wyneken cafeteria. 

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.

SCRIP order forms are included in this morning's bulletin.  Look over the participating vendors and consider ordering some SCRIP.  There will be a contest next week with all the profits (for that week) going to the Wyneken school expansion fund.  See Kris Blomenberg or Becky DeKoninck after the worship service this morning if you wish to purchase some SCRIP.


Soccer practice begins for the girls on Monday, April 3.  Practice will run from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Their first game is scheduled for Friday, April 14.  The game will be held at Wyneken with Suburban Bethlehem as the opponent.

ATTENDANCE:  Sunday  Worship Service - 225;  Sunday School - 47; Bible Class - 14; Monday evening Bible Class - 9; Early-bird Bible Class - 7; Midweek Lenten Service (noon) - 23; Midweek Lenten Service (7:00 p.m.) - 97


Amount Received

Amount Needed

Home Purpose



Missions (3/26)

$91.00  $346.15



YTD Received

YTD Needed
Home Purpose


Missions $4,370.44  $4,499.95



9:00 A.M.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

10:30 A.M. Sunday School & Bible Class
Door Collection for Jon & Amie Smithley
MONDAY 7:00 P.M.

Adult Bible Class


Early Bird Bible Class @ Bingen

9:00 A.M.

Morning Glories

7:00 P.M.


7:00 P.M.

Elders/Trustees/Vision 2000 Meetings

7:30 P.M. Board of Finance Meeting
8:00 P.M. Council Meeting
WEDNESDAY 8:20 A.M. Chapel at Wyneken

Midweek Lenten service  

All Day Tabea Society Business Meeting
7:00 P.M. Midweek Lenten service    

9:00 A.M.

LWML Bible Class @ Doris Conrad's


April 9

9:00 A.M.

Worship Service

10:15 A.M. Sunday School & Bible Class
10:15 A.M.    Quarterly Voters' Meeting
April 10

7:00 P.M.

Adult Bible Class

April 11

6:00 A.M.

Early Bird Bible Class @ Bingen

8:20 A.M.

Chapel at Wyneken

9:00 A.M.

Morning Glories

7:00 P.M.


7:30 P.M.

LWML Quarterly Meeting

April 12 Noon

Midweek Lenten Worship Service

7:00 P.M.

Midweek Lenten Worship Service

April 13

9:00 A.M.

LWML Bible Class

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