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. Please worship with us again soon.
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Lent 4
March 25, 2001

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Order of Worship Page 5
Hymns  TLH  #377, vv. 1-4; vv. 5-8, vv. 9-10
The Readings God Receives Sinners
Isaiah 12:1-6     Salvation is of God
1 Corinthians 1:18-31  The means of salvation
Luke 15:1-3, 11, 32  Response to salvation

"How God Does it Backwards"
I Corinthians 26-31 

1. On the cross, God brought wisdom out of foolishness. 
2. On the cross, God makes strength out of weakness.
3. On the cross, God brings life out of death.
4. On the cross, God makes glory out of shame.

The Acolyte Hank Dahling


May the Great Physician grant health and strength to all who are in need of His presence in their lives.  We especially remember  Joyce Heckman who will be undergoing testing at the IU Medical Center in Indianapolis this Wednesday, Jim Baumgartner, father of Lisa Bultemeier, who is a patient at Lutheran Hospital, and Tom Dafforn, father of Hollie Hormann, who is also undergoing tests.

We remember our members celebrating birthdays this week -- Leonard Bultemeier, Stanley Fuhrmann, Matthew Gorman, Richard Moellering, Seth Secaur, Emily Blomenberg, Micki Blomenberg, Angie Buuck, Valerie Jackson, Les Conrad, Carissa Schultz, and Jodi Svoboda. We also remember our first/second grade split teacher, Becky Klenke, as well as Kris Blomenberg, one of our Sunday School teachers, and  Toney Bergman who teaches in the public school in our prayers.  May the Lord continue to guide, direct, and bless their lives.

We remember the family and friends of Richard Maloney, Don Gehres' step-father, who was called to his heavenly home on Tuesday, March 20.  May the God of all comfort be with those who mourn.

There will be a DOOR COLLECTION this morning for WLAB and Worship for Shut Ins.

Included in this morning's bulletin is a study guide ("Time in the Word") for this week.  Please take a few moments each day to go over this information.  The theme for the week is "Forecast of the Future."

We wish to thank Cindy Houser for playing the organ this morning.  We appreciate her sharing her gift of music with us.

Make plans to attend our midweek Lenten service.  Church begins at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday.  Seminarian Jon Smithley's sermon will be "Don't Be Afraid to Speak Up."

Listen to  The Lutheran Hour.  The show airs on Sunday on WLW (700) out of  Cincinnati at 7:00 a.m. and on Van Wert stations WERT (1220) and WKSD (99.7 FM) at 10:30 a.m.  The program can also be heard on Sunday at 8:05 a.m. on WBZD (92.7 FM) and at  3:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on WFCV (1090).  Tune in to hear Dr. Dale Meyer's sermon, "Healing Miracles by Jesus."  When illness strikes, people often pray to God for healing.  Dr. Dale Meyer examines several healing miracles by Jesus to learn what God's Word teaches about sickness and how we should approach God when we pray for healing.

Did you get your pans and dishes back from the Soup & Sandwich Dinner?  Are you missing dishes from funeral donations?  Please check the Parish Hall kitchen to retrieve your dishes.  Thanks!

AAL is hosting a seminar on charitable gift planning.  The seminar will be held on Thursday, March 29, at 9:00 a.m. (with breakfast served at 8:30 a.m.) at St. John's Bingen Parish Hall.  Please call 219-724-4222 or 1-800-359-9920 to reserve a place for you and a guest.  More information is on the insert included in today's bulletin.

The Lutheran Home is asking for cakes to help celebrate April birthdays.  Needed are three chocolate, two white, and two yellow cakes (disposable pans to bake these cakes in are available from Margaret Buuck) as well as one angel food cake.  If you are willing to donate, please contact Margaret Buuck at 639-3835.  These cakes  need to be in the church basement by noon on April 10.

The Tabea Society will have extra quilting this Wednesday, March 28.

Just a reminder that the LYF will have a gym night on Sunday, April 8, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Plans will be made for the Easter breakfast that day also.

Church Council Members:   Minutes from the March 13, 2001 Council meeting can be picked up in your slots in the entrance way of the church after the worship service this morning.  The next Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 3.

Make plans to attend the LWML Praise Service at Preble on Saturday, April 7,  with registration at 8:30 a.m.  More information on the praise service can be found on the flier also included in this morning's bulletin.

The date for grounds clean up has been set.  Please bring rakes and shovels with you on Saturday, April 7, beginning at 8:00 a.m.  Stones and sticks need to be picked up and removed from the lawn as we get ready for the mowing season. 

Also as we head in to mowing season, any decorations/flowers/plants in the cemetery that would impede mowing need to be removed.  Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

The Poe Volunteer Fire Department invites you and your family to their "All-You-Can-Eat" pancake and whole hog sausage brunch today.  Serving began at  9 a.m. at the Poe Fire Station and will continue until 1 p.m.  Bulk sausage will be sold.  This is an AAL Matching Funds Event.

Lutherans for Life will meet today at 1:30 p.m. at Zion in Decatur.  If you struggle with issues related to abortion and wonder if it is ever justified, we will be viewing a video that will help you sort it out.  Please come and join us.

Concordia Seminary Guild will meet on Tuesday, April 10, at 1:00 p.m. in Luther Hall.  Those attending are asked to brin items for the "April Shower" for the benefit of Christ Child Learning Center.  All ladies of the congregation are welcome.  Call Janet Hamman at 493-2754 for information.

I would like to thank the members of Friedheim for the prayers, cards, and visits during my hospitalization and recovery.  I would also like to thank Pastor for his many visits to the hospital.  The Lord's blessings be with all. -----  Lydia Kalthoff

Wyneken News

We pray God's blessings to Emily Norder, our second grade teacher, and Dr. Cam Nelson who will be married this weekend.  May the Lord bless them as they begin their life together.

We remember Kevin Brockburg in our prayers as he has been called to serve as principal at our Wyneken school.  He currently serves as principal at Our Shepherd Lutheran School in Birmingham, Michigan.  May the Lord guide him as he contemplates this call.

We welcome Keith Dicke to the Wyneken staff as he has accepted the position of the 7th grade home room teacher.  He will teach 7th and 8th grade subjects as Mr. Drier and Mrs. Schwantz will share 8th grade home room duties.  Mr. Drier will be coordinating our computer and technology curriculum on a half-day schedule while Mrs. Schwantz will teach language arts on a half-day schedule.

Registration forms for the 2001-2002 school year have been mailed. Forms need to be returned by Friday, March 30, to avoid a $25 late fee.  For those enrolling in our Pre-K program, the three-year old class is limited to nine students;  the four-year old class is limited to twelve students. Questions?  Contact the school office at 639-6177. 

Wyneken's spring break will follow the East Allen schedule this year and will be the week of April 2--April 6.  North Adams students will not have any bus service March 26--March 30, due to the North Adams spring break. Please make arrangements for your children's transportation to and from school during this week.

Market Day orders need to be returned by Tuesday, March 27.  Order forms are included in today's bulletin.  Internet orders are due by noon on April 4.  Orders may be picked up on Monday, April 9, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.  Their cookie dough is on special this month.

The first meeting of the Wyneken Mini 4-H program will be held on Thursday, March 29, from 2:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.  Mini 4-H is open to all K-2nd grade students.

Kindergarten Round Up will be held on Tuesday, April 3, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Northwest Elementary School in Decatur.  Questions.  Contact the school office at 639-6177.

Wyneken is currently collecting aluminum can tabs to help support the Ronald McDonald House in Indianapolis.  There are a few cardboard boxes for collection in the entry ways, for your use.  You can also bring the tabs to the school office.  This collection will go through the end of the school year.  Thank you for your help.

Congratulations to Tyler Armao who received a fifth place in the Junior Behavioral & Social Sciences Division and Alicia Drier who finished in second place in the Junior Medicine and Health Division at the recent Northeast Indiana Regional Science Fair.  There were 447 projects entered in the various age divisions by 400 students.  Congratulations!!!

Are you interested in bidding on the mowing job at Wyneken?   If so, please contact a School Board member (Friedheim's representatives are Phil Franke, Jim Heckman, and Stan Stoppenhagen) by the end of the month.

See Kim Weiland, our new church representative, after the worship service today, if you wish to purchase SCRIP or if you would like to know how you can help.  New vendors are Fazoli's with a 10% return and returning is Schwan's with a 4% return.


Results from the March 17 Open Tournement held at Concordia High School are available.  Congratulations to Kevin Schultz, Jordan Buuck,  and Ben Moeller who finished first in their weight divisions,  Joey Gorman and Alex Lichtle who finished second;  Mike Buuck, Chris Gorman, and Spencer Scheumann who finished third; Henry Dahling and Andrew Werling who    finished fourth; Jonathon Buuck who finished fifth; and James Gorman who finished sixth.  Results from the Senior Tournament will be listed in next week's bulletin.   Results may also be viewed online.

Just a reminder that all headgear, washed singlets, and borrowed wrestling shoes need to be turned in no later than Tuesday, March 27.

ATTENDANCE:  Sunday Worship Service - 283 with 179 receiving Holy Communion; Sunday School - 69; Bible Class - 26; Monday Night Bible Class - 8; Early-bird Bible Class - 6; Midweek Lenten Service - 108


Amount Received

Amount Needed

Home Purpose




$196.00  $365.38
Mid-Week Service $153.75

YTD Received

YTD Needed
Home Purpose $46,818.22 $57,420.00
Missions $3,955.46 $4,019.18


TODAY 9:00 A.M.

Worship Service

10:15 A.M. Sunday School & Bible Class
Door Collection for WLAB & Worship for Shut Ins
1:30 P.M. Lutherans for Life
MONDAY April newsletter articles due in church office
7:00 P.M. Adult Bible Class
TUESDAY 6:00 A.M. Early-bird Bible Class  
9:00 A.M. Morning Glories
7:00 P.M. Choir

Chapel @ Wyneken

All Day Tabea Society Extra Quilting
7:30 P.M. Midweek Lenten Service
THURSDAY 9:00 A.M. AAL Seminar at St. John's Parish Hall
(breakfast served at 8:30 a.m.)


April 1 9:00 A.M.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

10:30 A.M. Sunday School & Bible Class
April 2-6 Wyneken Spring Break
April 2 7:00 P.M. Adult Bible Class

April 3

6:00 A.M. Early-bird Bible Class  
9:00 A.M. Morning Glories
7:00 P.M. Choir
7:00 P.M. Elders Meeting
7:30 P.M. Trustees/Board of Finance Meetings
8:00 P.M. Council Meeting
April 4 All Day Tabea Society Business Meeting & Quilting
7:30 P.M. Midweek Lenten Service
April 7 8:00 A.M. Grounds Clean Up
9:00 A.M. LWML Praise Service @ Preble

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