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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Palm Sunday
April 8, 2001

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Order of Worship Page 5
Hymns  TLH  #161; #351; #162
The Choir "Now Sing We All Hosanna"
The Readings The Nature of God's Love
Deuteronomy 32:36-39  Love as compassion
Philippians 2:5-11 Love as humble service
Luke 23:1-49 Love as sacrifice

"The Beast of Burden Speaks"
Matthew 21:1-11

1. The colt is a representation of Jesus' earthly ministry.
2. The colt had never been ridden before.
3. The colt was a beast of burden.
4. The colt was borrowed from its master.

The Acolyte Ashley Fuhrmann


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 is scheduled for surgery on Monday and again on Friday at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis. 

We remember our members celebrating birthdays this week -- Joy Erxleben, Teri Conrad, Brittany Franke, Meghann Manley, Deb Miller, Vanessa Robinson, and Tom Buuck.  We also remember our kindergarten teacher,  Rae Fuhrmann, as  well as Shelly Kiefer, one of our Sunday School teachers, and  Christine Bultemeier who teaches in the public school in our prayers.  May the Lord continue to guide, direct, and bless their lives.

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 "Holy Week."

Join us this week as we walk with the Savior as He brings us salvation and life.  On Maundy Thursday, two services will be offered.  At noon, there will be a service of meditations on the Lord's Supper from Luther's Small Catechism.  At 7:30 p.m., the service is based on Martin Luther's service.  The sermon is "A Truly New Covenant" based upon 1 Corinthians 11:23-34.  Holy Communion will be celebrated at both services.  At 1:00 p.m. on Good Friday there will be a service of readings, hymns, and prayers.  This will be a series of short meditations on the suffering and death of Christ.  At 7:30 p.m. there will be a Good Friday Service of Darkness with Holy Communion.  The sermon will be "Father Forgive Them" from Luke 23:34.

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, "Yes, Jesus Loves Me!"  When the doctor's  diagnosis is terminal, the world can only offer hopes that will be proven false.  This Easter day we celeberate the fact that Christ's resurrection offers a sure and certain hope for every situation in life.  "Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning" (Psalm 30:5).

Palm Sunday, for many of us, is a  the date when took our confirmation vows.  This morning we will reaffirm those vows as we remember this important event in our lives.

Just a reminder that the LYF will have a gym night on tonight  from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Plans will be made for the Easter breakfast that day also.  The freshmen are asked to bring one gallon of orange juice to the breakfast while all other classes are to bring one dozen donuts or rolls to the Easter breakfast.  Set up time for the breakfast will be announced at gym night.  All youth group members need to be at the Parish Hall at 6:00 a.m. on Easter morning.

Thanks to all who have volunteered to bake cakes to be taken to Lutheran Home to help  the residents celebrate their April birthdays.  Just remember  to have the cakes in the church basement by noon on Tuesday, April 10.

Tickets for the annual Lutheran Home Card Party are available from Margaret Buuck.  Date for this event is April 18 beginning at 1:30 p.m. and will be held  in Assembly Hall at Lutheran Home.  Tickets are $3.

Stay and attend our Quarterly Meeting today following the worship service.


Checkbook Balance, March 1, 2001 

Income for March $14,431.54
Expenses for March $20,011.55
Balance on hand, March 31, 2001    $7,537.86*
Expected expenses for April  
Wyneken (April payment)  $11,967.20
Northwestern Publishing $154.00
Adams County Co-Op - heat  $600.00
Postage   $34.00
Allen Business Machine $200.00
Allen Business Machine $198.00
Social Security & Medicare  - IN & County taxes  $347.02
Church Mutual - insurance $940.00
Telephone   $92.00
AEP - electricity $181.00
Salaries  $5,700.00
WZBD-FM Radio    $15.00
Van Dyne Crotty  $47.53
Students $50.00
Worker Benefits  $793.06
Total expected expenses for April $21,318.81
Total needed to meet expected expenses for April $13,780.95

*This amount includes $2,700 received from Lutheran Foundation to be used for tombstone repair.

The LWML Quarterly Meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 10, at 7:30 p.m.  in the Parish Hall.  One item on the agenda is working on children's quilts for the convention.

If you are placing flowers in church for Easter and did not order flowers through the Decorating Committee but wish to have this contribution noted in the Easter bulletin, please contact the church office with the needed information by Tuesday, April 10.

Concordia Seminary Guild will meet on Tuesday, April 10, at 1:00 p.m. in Luther Hall.  Those attending are asked to bring 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.

The true appreciation that our family has for Pastor Dahling's comforting words and time spent with my grandmother during her last days on earth are impossible to express.  Thank you so very much.  -- 
The Randy Everett family

Wyneken News

Market Day orders may be picked up on Monday, April 9, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. 

Wyneken will be closed on Good Friday, April 13.

PTL's last meeting of this school year will be held on Tuesday, April 17,  in the school cafeteria at 7:00 p.m.

Parents of East Allen students:  There will be no afternoon bus on Thursday, April 19.  Please make arrangements for your child to get home that day.

Grandparents/Special Friends Day will be held on Friday, April 20.  More details will be available at a later date but mark this day on your calendar.

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.

See Kim Weiland after the worship service today, if you wish to purchase SCRIP.  Time for that spring spruce up?  Remember Arnold's Lumber, Home Depot, Lowe's, Menard's, and True Value and purchase some SCRIP to do some of those home improvement projects.

ATTENDANCE:  Sunday Worship Service - 234 with 156 receiving Holy  Communion; Sunday School - 57; Bible Class - 25; Monday Night Bible Class - 6; Midweek Lenten Service - 105


Amount Received

Amount Needed

Home Purpose




$614.00 $365.38
Midweek Service $194.75

YTD Received

YTD Needed
Home Purpose $54,689.26 $67,860.00
Missions $5,081.57  $4,749.94


TODAY 9:00 A.M.

Worship Service 

10:15 A.M. Sunday School  
10:15 A.M. Quarterly Voters' Meeting
6-8:00 P.M. LYF Gym Night @ Wyneken
MONDAY 7:00 P.M.

Adult Bible Class

TUESDAY 6:00 A.M. Early Bird Bible Class
9:00 A.M. Morning Glories
Information for Easter flowers due in church office
Noon Cakes for Lutheran Home needed in church basement
7:30 P.M. LWML Quarterly Meeting
WEDNESDAY 7:00 P.M. Choir
7:00 P.M. Wyneken School Board

Chapel @ Wyneken

Noon Maundy Thursday worship with Holy Communion
7:30 P.M. Maundy Thursday worship with Holy Communion
FRIDAY 1:00 P.M. Good Friday Service of Meditation
7:30 P.M. Good Friday worship with Holy Communion
SATURDAY 10:00 A.M. Easter flowers needed at church
TBA LYF set up for Easter breakfast


April 15 6:30 A.M.

Easter Sunrise Worship Service 

9:00 A.M. Easter Festival Service with Holy Communion

The LYF will serve breakfast between the sunrise & festival services.

April 16 7:00 P.M.

Adult Bible Class

April 17 6:00 A.M. Early Bird Bible Class
9:00 A.M. Morning Glories
April 18 All Day  Tabea Society Extra Quilting
1:30 P.M. Lutheran Home Card Party
7:00 P.M. Choir
April 19 9:00 A.M. LWML Bible Class
April 20 Grandparents/Special Friend Day at Wyneken 

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