Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

We welcome you to Friedheim to worship with us especially during Holy Week as we follow the footsteps of our Lord on His journey to the cross.  If you are   communing with us today, please take a moment to complete a communion registration card.  The card may be given to one of the Deacons or placed in the offering plate.  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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Palm Sunday

April 16, 2000

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Order of Worship

Provisional Revision Page 15

The Choir

"Hosanna"

Hymns

TLH #160; #162; #395; #315; #161

The Readings

Lent is a Time of Opportunity
Zechariah 9:9-10 Your King comes to you - A Promise
Philippians 2:5-11 In humility Christ came to earth to die
Mark 11:1-10  Christ came to Jerusalem to be King

The Sermon

       "Christ comes to Jerusalem to be the Messiah"
                                
Mark 15:1-39

The Acolyte

Chelsae Armao

+ SOLI DEO GLORIA +

Announcements

We remember our members celebrating birthdays this week -- Duane Kiess, Tyler Armao, George Geyer, Jan Linnemeier, Taya Amsbury, and Becky Blomenberg.  In addition, we remember in our prayers our Wyneken teachers' aides (Kim Ehlerding, LaDonna McBride, and Thelma Staniford) and our school secretary (Danielle Fuhrman) as well as Toney Bergman 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 contemplate these calls.

May the Great Physician grant health and strength to all who are in need of His presence in their lives.  We especially remember Tom Dafforn, Hollie Hormann's father, who is undergoing treatment.

We rejoice with Larry and Jennifer (Buuck) Spangler on the birth of their daughter, Madison Marie, on Wednesday, April 5.  May the Good Shepherd keep an ever watchful eye on this most precious of His lambs.

We extend our Christian sympathy to the family and friends of Kathleen Dreyer, Sylvia Scheumann's sister, who was called to her heavenly home last week and was given Christian burial on Wednesday, April 12.  May the God of all comfort be with those who mourn.

We remember our former fieldworkers, Sean Esterline and John Rutowicz, who received their first placements this past week.  Rev. Esterline will be going to Grace Lutheran Church in Chicago, Illinois while Rev. Rutowicz will be going to St. Peter Lutheran Church in Iowa.  May the Lord bless and guide them as they begin their ministries.

Traditionally, many of us were confirmed on Palm Sunday.  This morning, we will take a moment to reflect on our Christian faith as we renew those vows that we took so many years ago.  May our faith continue to grow, become stronger, and be a witness to others.

This special broadcast celebrating Jesus' resurrection on Easter challenges you to make sure that your name is written in the Book of Life.  Hear Dr. Dale Meyer's  message,  "The Book of Life,"  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 7:00 p.m. on 1090 on Sunday.  

Included in this morning's bulletin is a survey form regarding the provisional revision of the communion service (page 15).  Please complete the form this morning and the Deacons will collect them after the worship service.  Please leave the provisional revision in the pew (at the end of the aisle).

There will be an AAL meeting following the worship service this morning.  They will meet in the back of church.

Be a part of our Holy Week celebrations.  On Maundy Thursday, April 20, services will be held at noon and at 7:00 p.m. with Holy Communion being celebrated at both.  Pastor's sermon will be "Holy Communion is a participation in Christ."  On Good Friday, you are invited to the 1:00 p.m. Good Friday service of scripture readings, hymns, and prayers.  At the 7:00 p.m. Service of Darkness, Holy Communion will be celebrated.  The sermon will be "Christ, Our Great High Priest."

Next Sunday is Easter!  You may wish to attend the Easter Dawn Service which begins at 6:30 p.m.   The sermon will be "Happiness is ... Easter."  The Easter Festival Service begins at 9:00 a.m.   Holy Communion will also be celebrated.  The sermon at this service will be "The Reality of the Resurrection."  

The LYF will be hosting an Easter breakfast between church services next week.  All are invited to come to the Parish Hall and enjoy scrambled eggs, ham, fruit, breakfast rolls, juice, milk, and coffee.  A free will offering will be accepted.

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.  There will be a short meeting following the worship service this morning. 

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 today.  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.  If you are bringing flowers to be a part of the Easter Garden, please have them at church by 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 22.

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 date for the 3rd Annual Friedheim Open is set.  Keep Saturday, June 24, open for a morning of golf at Cross Creek in Decatur.  Cost for a four-person team is $100.  A meal will again be served.  Sponsors are also needed.  More details will be available in the May newsletter.   If you have any questions or would like to be a sponsor, please contact Paul Des Jean or Gene Kiess.

The Confirmation Class of 2000 will have their pictures taken on Saturday, April 29, at 8:00 a.m.  Please be ready for pictures at that time  since the photographer has another obligation at 9:30 a.m.  A short practice will follow.

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 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).

The 9th Annual Bargain Bonanza Extravaganza (BBE) Garage Sale is coming again to Southtown Mall.  Sale items can be donated starting Friday, April 21, and continuing through Saturday, May 6.  Items may be brought to the BBE delivery entrance on the east side of the mall from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Fridays and from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturdays.  The profits from this year's sale will go towards lush new plants, walkways, shaded seating areas, and handicap accessible doors to renovate one of the courtyards.  You can shop at the BBE on Thursday, May 11, (8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.) and Friday, May 12, (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)

Wyneken News

Grandparents/Special Friends Day will be held on Friday afternoon, April 28.  To help with planning this event as well as having an accurate lunch count, reservations need to be returned on Tuesday, April 18.  A form was sent home with the students last week. 

East Allen students will need to find transportation home on Thursday afternoon, April 20.  Parents, please make arrangements for your child(ren).

There will be no school on Good Friday, April 21.

Market Day order forms are included in this morning's bulletin.  Order forms need to be returned to the school office by Tuesday, April 25,  or phoned in by Tuesday, May 2.  Pick-up date  Monday, May 8,  from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Wyneken cafeteria. 

The final PTL meeting of the school year will be held on Tuesday, April 25, at 7:00 p.m.  Election of officers and the budget will be discussed.

Thanks to all who participated in the contest last week.  Results will be available soon.  See Kris Blomenberg or Becky DeKoninck after the worship service this morning if you wish to purchase some SCRIP.  You may especially wish to think of items needed for Easter, confirmation, or Mother's Day and purchase SCRIP to satisfy those needs.

If you were unable to attend Round Up and your child will be attending kindergarten at Wyneken next school year, please contact the school office as soon as possible for the necessary forms and information needed.

A teacher's aide position will be available next school year.  If you are interested in the job or desire more information, please contact the school office at 639-6177 or one of our School Board members (Jim Heckman, Kim Schamerloh, or Stan Stoppenhagen).

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!

Soccer

The girls will play St. Paul at Unity at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18.  These young athletes appreciate fan support.  Come out and cheer them on!

ATTENDANCE:  Sunday  Worship Service 272 -  Sunday School - 63;  Mon-day evening Bible Class - 8; Early-bird Bible Class -7; Midweek Lenten Service (noon) - 11; Midweek Lenten Service (7:00 p.m.) - 90.

OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Amount Received

Amount Needed

Home Purpose

$4,065.35

$5,010.37 

Missions (4/9)

$243.00   $346.15

(4/12)

$141.02

YTD Received

YTD Needed
Home Purpose

 $60,371.21

$75,155.55
Missions $5,606.69 $5,192.25

THIS WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

TODAY

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

10:30 A.M.

LYF  Meeting

Easter flower orders due to Decorating Committee
MONDAY 7:00 P.M. Adult Bible Class
TUESDAY 6:00 A.M.

Early Bird Bible Class @ Bingen

9:00 A.M.

Morning Glories

WEDNESDAY All Day

Tabea Society extra quilting

7:00 P.M.

Choir

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

Maundy Thursday worship with Holy Communion

7:00 P.M. Maundy Thursday worship with Holy Communion 
FRIDAY

1:00 P.M.

Good Friday Service of Prayer
7:00 P.M. Good Friday Service of Darkness with Holy Communion
SATURDAY 9:00 A.M. 

LYF set up for Easter breakfast

10:00 A.M. Easter Flowers need to be at church

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

April 23

6:30 A.M.

Easter Dawn Service      

9:00 A.M. Easter Festival Service with Holy Communion
The LYF will serve breakfast in the Parish Hall between these two services.  Free will donation accepted.
April 24

Items for May newsletter due in church office

April 26 8:20 A.M.

Chapel at Wyneken

7:00 P.M.

Choir

April 28

Grandparents Day @ Wyneken

April 29  8:00 A.M.

Confirmation pictures

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