Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

We welcome you to Friedheim to worship with us this morning.  If you are a visitor, please take a moment to sign one of our guest registries which are located in both entry ways.   Please worship with us again soon.  
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Lent 5

April 9, 2000

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Order of Worship

TLH Page 5

The Choir

"Contemplations...Cross"

Hymns

TLH #7; #158; #352

The Readings

Lent is a Time of Sacrifice
Jeremiah 31:34 Sacrifice the old covenant for a new one
Hebrews 5:7-9 Obedience comes from sacrifice
John 12:20-33 Through sacrifice comes glory

The Sermon

       "Through Sacrifice Comes Glory!"
                       John 12:21
         What do you come to see in Jesus?
1.       Some come to see a man perform miracles?
2.       Some come to see a man preach and teach.
3.       Some come to see a man suffer and die.

The Acolyte

Megan Schamerloh

+ SOLI DEO GLORIA +

Announcements

We remember our members celebrating birthdays this week -- Joy Erxleben,  Teri Conrad, Brittany Franke, Meghann Manley, Deb Miller, Vanessa Robinson, Tom Buuck, and Dick Miller.  In addition, we remember in our prayers our Wyneken cooks (Sharon Brenneke, Dawn Schieferstein, and Angie Werling) and our custodian (Kim Ehlerding) as well as Judy Baumann who teaches in the public school system.   May the Lord continue to guide, direct, and bless their lives.

We remember in our prayers our Wyneken principal, Jim Krupski.  He has received a call from Zion Lutheran School, New Palestine, Indiana.  Our seventh grade teacher, Marv Drier, has also received a call to Immanuel Lutheran School, Seymour, Indiana.  May the Lord guide them as they contemplates these calls.

We also remember in our prayers Jason Putteet and Laura McDonald   who were married on March 6.  Jason left for basic training at Ft. Lenordwood in Missouri on March 28.  May the Lord bless this couple as they begin their lives together and be with Jason as he begins his military service.

May the Great Physician grant health and strength to all who are in need of His presence in their lives. 

Don't skip ahead to the last chapter!  Jesus' death on the cross is the crucial chapter that we must review every day.  Without Holy Week, your name can't be written in the Lamb's Book of Life.  With it, life is yours through faith.  Hear Dr. Dale Meyer's  message,  "The Crucial Chapter,"  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 12.  The theme for this week is "The Attitude of Opportunity."  At noon, the sermon, "Your King comes to you - a promise," is based upon Zechariah 9:9-10.  At 7:00 p.m. the sermon will be "In humility Christ came to earth to die" from Philippians 2:5-11.

Wondering why there were no children's bulletins last week and this morning?  We haven't received them from the publisher.   As soon as they arrive, you'll see them on Sunday mornings again.

Our Quarterly Voters' Meeting will be held this morning following the church service.  There are copies of the Annual Meeting minutes  in either entrance way of the church for you to review.

There will be Sunday School this morning; however, the Adult Bible Class will not be meeting this morning.  Class will resume next Sunday.

LYF Members:   Your help will be needed at the Easter breakfast.  Set up will be held on Saturday morning, April 22, at 9:00 a.m.  Each LYF member is asked to bring one dozen sweet rolls for the breakfast on Easter morning.  Please be at the Parish Hall at 6:00 a.m. on Sunday, April 23.  If any parents wish to help, please let Corbin and Lisa Bultemeier know.  Thanks!

Note from the Treasurer               

Checkbook balance, April 1, 2000    $49.38
Expected expenses for April  
Wyneken (March payment) $9,400.00
Wyneken (April payment)   $11,310.39
Decatur Bank & Trust (loan payment)  $300.00
Social Security & Medicare  $286.14
Telephone   $85.00
AEP  $221.17
Stanley Steamer (church carpet)   $225.00
Heating Fuel   $5 00.00
Indiana Dept. of Revenue $137.84
Salaries  $4,531.00
WZBD-FM Radio    $15.00

Cave Pipe Organ                                                                 

$179.00
Church Mutual  $1,084.00
LCMS (communion supplies)  $26.75
Van Dyne Crotty  $43.18
Students $40.00
Worker Benefits  $749.38
Total expected expenses for April  $29,133.85
Total needed to meet expected expenses for April  $29,084.47

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.

Friedheim is publishing a cookbook which will be ready for distribution by October.  To make this a successful project, your help is needed.  Start looking through those favorite family dishes and place your recipes in the boxes which are located in either entrance way of the church or give your recipes to one of the members of the Cookbook Committee.  Forms for you to submit your recipes on were included in the April newsletter.  There are also extra forms in either entrance way of the church.    Recipes are needed by May 1.

The LWML will have their quarterly meeting on Tuesday, April 11, at 7:30 p.m.  in the Parish Hall basement.  Mrs. Mike (Leanne) Fifer, Mission Service Chairman of the Indiana District, will be he guest speaker. All ladies of the congregation are invited to attend.

Are you missing a roaster?  There is an extra one in the Parish Hall kitchen (a Westinghouse which is white with some blue on it).  It needs to find its way home.  Thanks for your help!

One of our roasters seems to be misplaced.  If you know of its whereabouts, please see that its returned.   The sign which was placed in front of Bingen for the Soup & Sandwich Dinner seems to have disappeared.  If you know where it's at, please contact John or Nan Nidlinger or Don or Sara Bultemeier.  THANKS!

The lower level of Concord Village II will be one of the locations of Focus on Health on Thursday, April 27, from 7:00 a.m. to noon.  If you are over 18 years of age, you may participate in this free health check up.  Optional tests are available for a nominal fee (blood chemistry test - $24; hemogram blood test - $6).

Dear Members of Friedheim,

Thank you for the Christian care and concern that was shown to us during Sam's illness and passing.  A special thanks to the Bereavement Committee for the luncheon served after the funeral and to Pastor Dahling for his many visits and support he has given us over the months.

The family of Sam Derrow

Wyneken News

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.

It's CONTEST WEEK!!   All the profits (for this week) will be going to the Wyneken School Expansion Fund.  If $35,000 in SCRIP certificates are sold this week, all Wyneken students will enjoy an ice cream sundae party.  See Kris Blomenberg or Becky DeKoninck after the worship service this morning if you wish to purchase some SCRIP.

Keep Friday, April 28, open.  That day has been designated Grandparent/Special Friend Day at Wyneken.  When a Wyneken student invites you to join them for the day,  tell them "YES" and enjoy a back-to-school day.

A carnival/fun day is being planned for our Pre-K through 4th grade students sometime in late May.  The date it yet to be determined.  If you are interested in helping in any way, please contact your child's teacher.  Thanks!

The chapel offerings for April and May will be used to help support two new Lutheran elementary schools in the Indianapolis area.

Soccer

The girls will play the first game of the season on Friday, April 14.  The game will be held at Wyneken at 4:30 p.m. with Suburban Bethlehem as the opponent.

ATTENDANCE:  Sunday  Worship Service - 230 with 141 receiving Holy Communion;  Sunday School - 52; Bible Class - 20; Monday evening Bible Class - 8; Early-bird Bible Class -7; Midweek Lenten Service (noon) - 15; Midweek Lenten Service (7:00 p.m.) - 96  

OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Amount Received

Amount Needed

Home Purpose

$6,790.67

$5,010.37 

Missions (4/2)

$728.00   $346.15

(4/5)

$174.23

YTD Received

YTD Needed
Home Purpose

 $56,305.86 

$70,145.18
Missions $5,222.67 $4,846.10

The door collection for the Smithley family was $460.

THIS WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

TODAY

9:00 A.M.

Worship Service

10:15 A.M. Sunday School
10:15 A.M.

Quarterly Voters' Meeting

MONDAY 7:00 P.M.

Adult Bible Class

TUESDAY 6:00 A.M.

Early Bird Bible Class @ Bingen

9:00 A.M.

Morning Glories

7:00 P.M.

Choir

7:30 P.M.

LWML Quarterly Meeting

WEDNESDAY 8:20 A.M. Chapel at Wyneken
Noon

Midweek Lenten service  

7:00 P.M. Midweek Lenten service    
THURSDAY

9:00 A.M.

LWML Bible Class @ Jo Buuck's

8:00 P.M. Wyneken School Board

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

April 16

9:00 A.M.

Palm Sunday Worship Service with Holy Communion

10:30 A.M. Sunday School & Bible Class
10:30 A.M. AAL Meeting
Easter flower orders due to Decorating Committee
April 19 All Day

Tabea Society extra quilting

7:00 P.M.

Choir

April 20 8:20 A.M.

Chapel at Wyneken

Noon

Maundy Thursday Worship with Holy Communion

7:00 P.M.

Maundy Thursday Worship with Holy Communion

April 21

1:00 P.M.

Good Friday service of prayer...

7:00 P.M.

Good Friday Service with Holy  Communion

April 22 10:00 A.M. 

LYF set up for Easter breakfast

Personal donations of Easter flowers due in church

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