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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Examination Sunday

April 30, 2000

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Order of Worship

Page 115


TLH #658; #657; #656

The Readings

Acts 3:12-20
1 John 5:1-6
John 20:19-31 

The Sermon

The Examination of the Confirmation Class of 2000

Chelsae Kaitlyn Armao
Nathan Michael Conrad
Andrew James Heckman
Valerie Laine Jackson
Cheryl Lynn Kiefer
Jason Charles Miller
Brian Matthew Moeller
Megan Elizabeth Schamerloh
Devin Jeffery Sielschott
Tyler James Sorg

The Acolyte

Matt Nidlinger



We remember our members celebrating birthdays this week -- Kim Schamerloh, Jenny Schamerloh, Don Erxleben, Hilda Bauermeister, Perry Caston, Gilbert Hartmann, and Allison Hormann.  In addition, we remember in our prayers our Wyneken principal, Jim Krupski, as well as Christine Bultemeier who teaches in the public school system.   May the Lord continue to guide, direct, and bless their lives.

The flowers on the altar are to the glory of God and in honor of the 90th birthday of Eldina Boese last Wednesday, April 26.  They were placed in church by family friends, John and Julia Gulyas. 

Received into membership this morning through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism is Alexander Jon Smithley, son of Jon and Amie (Gage) Smithley.  Serving as sponsor is Ann Larson.  May the Good Shepherd keep an ever-watchful eye on this most precious of His lambs.

Our seventh grade teacher, Marv Drier, has received a call to Immanuel Lutheran School, Seymour, Indiana.  May the Lord guide him as he contemplate this call.

May the Great Physician grant health and strength to all who are in need of His presence in their lives.  We especially remember Frank Buuck who has returned home from Lutheran Hospital.

We also remember the ten members of this year's confirmation class as they will be examined in their Christian faith this morning.  May their faith continue to grow.

The AAL invites the congregation to join them in the church basement for a reception honoring the Confirmation Class of 2000 following this morning's worship service.

This week we recall the life and teaching of Dr. C.F.W. Walther, considered by many to be one of the greatest theologians in American history.  Not only was Walther a great preacher, teacher, and churchman, his Bible-based and Christ-centered writings are used increasingly today in many countries.  Learn how God used a humble man to explain His Word of Law and Gospel, a message that will also lift up your hear.  Hear Dr. Wallce Schulz's  message,  "Proper Distinctions,"  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.  

The deadline for recipes for our new cookbook has been extended to Sunday, May 7.  There are extra forms in either entrance way of the church as well as   boxes for you to put in your completed forms.  Please consider submitting a recipe or two (or three or four).  Everyone's help is needed to make this project successful.  If you have any questions, contact one of the committee members, Becky DeKoninck, Karen Gallmeyer, Mary Gallmeyer, Shirley Hormann, or Sylvia Scheumann.

The Morning Glories are going to take a "spring/summer break."  However, a workday is planned for Tuesday, May 9, beginning at 8:30 a.m.  The group will be working on cutting old jeans into strips to ready them for being made into rag rugs.  Please bring willing hands, scissors, and/or rotary cutters and mats.  Bring a lunch to stay the day.  If you can't come for the day, why not come for a few hours in the morning or afternoon.

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.  A registration form was included in the May newsletter. If you have questions or would like to be a sponsor, please contact Paul Des Jean or Gene Kiess.

The 9th Annual Bargain Bonanza Extravaganza (BBE) Garage Sale is coming again to Southtown Mall.  Sale items can 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 through Saturday, May 6. 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.)

Sweet Corn Growers Needed!    If you would be willing to grow extra sweet corn for the Cornfusion produce stand, please contact Teri Conrad (728-8464).  Any amount you wish to donate, from a couple rows to an acre or two, would be appreciated.

The men's softball team will have two pre-season practices.  Practices will be held tonight at 6:00 p.m. and next Sunday, May 7, at 6:00 p.m.  Both practices will be held at the Hoagland diamond behind the fire station.  Anyone is welcome to play on the team.  First game of the season is May 8 followed by a game on the 10th.  For more information, contact Steve Conrad or Kevin Buuck.

Youth ushers for May are Matt DeKoninck and Kevin Heckman.

The 7th and 8th graders of Zion Lutheran School, Decatur, are hosting a spring dinner next Sunday, May 7, with serving from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  The menu will feature ham, scalloped potatoes, green beans, salad, roll, and dessert.  Profits from the freewill offering will go towards their Washington, DC trip the second week of May.  It's hoped you can join them on this day for fellowship and food!

Wyneken News

Mid-term reports will be sent home with the students on Monday, May 1.

Market Day orders need to be 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. 

Do you have a name to submit for the position of principal?  If so, please contact a School Board member by Wednesday, May 3.

Screening for talent show acts will take place on Wednesday, May 3.  Remember to send in the parental permission slip by Tuesday, May 2, if your child wishes to participate.

A carnival/fun day is being planned for our Pre-K through 4th grade students on Friday, May 26 (with a rain date of June 1).  A planning meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 3,  at 7:00 p.m.  Hope to see you there!

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 confirmation, Mother's Day, or those upcoming graduation parties and purchase SCRIP to satisfy those needs.  (The ice cream sundae party for the school will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 4.)

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).

The Annual 7th/8th grade Sports Banquet will be held on Monday, May 15, with a potluck supper beginning at 6:30 p.m.  Each family is asked to bring two dishes to share (one main dish and one salad, vegetable, or dessert dish) along with your own table service.

Donate your kindness!  The Resource Room at Wyneken needs your help in serving the Lord!  Thousands of people in Mexico are in need of eyeglasses and hearing aids, but cannot afford to buy them on their own.  Please help support our service project and make this mission to Mexico possible by donating your old eyeglasses and/or hearing aids!  A drop box is available in your church lobby and at the school entrance.  Monetary gifts are also welcome!  Thank you!

There are still openings in the 4/5 year old Pre-K class.  Contact the school office (639-6177) or Anne Hess (547-4618) for more information.

Contact Rich Schwantz at 493-1454 or E-mail him at rschwantz@wyneken.org if you wish information on the Germann Servanthood Scholarship.  Any Wyneken graduate who is attending a Synodical college and intends to serve in a church-related profession or is taking colloquy classes is eligible.  Awards will be given up to $750 per school year.


The girls will play St. Peter at Kreiger Park at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3. and Concordia at 4:30 p.m. at Concordia on Friday, May 5. 

ATTENDANCE:  Maundy Thursday Worship Service (noon) - 5 with 4 receiving Holy Communion; Maundy Thursday Worship Service (7 p.m.) - 103 with 80 receiving Holy Communion; Good Friday Worship Service (1 p.m.) - 22; Good Friday Worship Service (7 p.m.) - 172 with 111 receiving Holy Communion; Easter Dawn Worship Service (dawn) - 101; Easter Festival Service - 392 with 215 receiving Holy Communion; Monday evening Bible Class - 8; Early-bird Bible Class - 8


Amount Received

Amount Needed

Home Purpose




$130.00   $346.15

Maundy Thursday

Good Friday $130.00

YTD Received

YTD Needed
Home Purpose


Missions $6,740.61 $5,884.55



9:00 A.M.

Examination Worship Service

10:15 A.M.

Sunday School & Bible Class

10:15 A.M.

AAL Reception for Confirmands

6:00 P.M.

Softball practice at Hoagland

MONDAY 7:00 P.M. Adult Bible Class

Early Bird Bible Class @ Bingen

7:00 P.M. Elders/Trustees/Vision 2000 Meetings 
7:30 P.M. Board of Finance Meeting
8:00 P.M. Council Meeting

Tabea Society Business Meeting

8:20 A.M.  Chapel @ Wyneken
7:00 P.M.


THURSDAY 9:00 A.M. LWML Bible Class at Lucile  Stoppenhagen's


May 7

9:00 A.M.

Confirmation with Holy Communion   

10:30 A.M. Sunday School & Bible Class
6:00 P.M. Men's softball practice at Hoagland
May 9 7:30 P.M.

Altar Guild

May 10 8:20 A.M.

Chapel at Wyneken

7:00 P.M.


May 11 8:00 P.M.

School Board @ Wyneken

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