Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

A warm welcome to our visitors and to our members as you join us this Easter morning.  May your hearts be filled with love and praise as together we worship our risen Lord!  Please come back and worship with us again soon.
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Easter Sunday
April 15, 2001

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents


The Opening Hymn

TLH #203 "Morning Breaks Upon The Tomb"

The Call to Worship

P: This is the day which the Lord has made!

P: Open our lips, O Lord!

P: The Lord be with you.

The Easter Collect
The Scripture Readings

The First Lesson

Exodus 15:1-11

The Second Lesson

1 Corinthians 15:1-11

The Gospel Lesson

Luke 24:1-12
The Sermon Hymn

TLH #201 "Jesus Lives! The Victory's Won"      

The Sermon 

"Reasoning through the Resurrection" 
Luke 24:1-11 

The Offertory
The Easter Prayer
The Lord's Prayer
The Closing Collect
The Benediction
The Closing Hymn TLH #193 "Christ the Lord is Risen Today"
The Acolyte David Mourey

+  Soli Deo Gloria +

Immediately following this morning's service, the LYF will be serving Easter breakfast in the Parish Hall.  This morning's menu includes scrambled eggs, ham, rolls, fruit salad, coffee, milk, and juice.  All members are invited to attend.

You are also invited to return for our Easter Festival Service with Holy Communion which will begin at 9:00 a.m.  The sermon will be "Is There Life after Death?"  


We are happy you joined us this morning in our celebration of the glorious resurrection of our Lord.  It is always best to share joy with other people.  We invite you to return often and share in our celebration in the new life of this Easter season.  If you are communing with us this morning, please fill out a communion registration card.  These cards may be found in either entrance way of the church.  Please place the cards in the offering plate or give them to one of the Deacons.  Thank you.

Order of Service

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The Opening Hymn

"I Know that My Redeemer Lives" TLH #200 ©
(The Choir will sing verses 4 & 7)

The Call to Worship


The Easter Collect


The Choir

"Easter Celebration"

The Scripture Readings


The First Lesson

Exodus 15:1-11

The Epistle Lesson

1 Corinthians 15:1-11

The Gospel Lesson

Luke 24:1-12

The Sermon Hymn

"To God Be the Glory" See Insert

The Sermon

"Is There Life after Death?" 
Luke 16:19-31

The Offering

(The choir will sing “Jesus Christ Arose from Death on Easter Day” during the offering.)

The Prayers of the People of God at Friedheim

The Lord's Prayer


The Communion Prayer


The Words of Institution


The Distribution Hymns

“Lift High the Cross” See Insert
“Christ the Lord is Risen Today, Alleluia!” TLH #191 ©
"At the Lamb's High Feast We Sing"  The Choir
"This is the Feast“ See Insert
“Christ the Lord is Risen Today” TLH #193 ©
“He's Risen, He's Risen, Christ Jesus, the Lord” TLH #198 ©
"Jesus Christ is Risen Today, Alleluia"  TLH #199 ©

The Post Communion Collect


The Hymn

“The Day of Resurrection” TLH #205 ©

The Benediction


The Closing hymn

“Hallelujah Chorus”
The congregation is invited to join the choir in singing the closing hymn.

The Acolyte

Matt Nidlinger

A lleluia!  He is risen!
L et the jolly anthems rise.
L et the bells ring out the message
E aster Sunday signifies. 
L et each heart be filled with gladness,
U nto Him let praises soar ... for
I  n truth, He is our Savior
A nd He lives forevermore!

                                                      Source:  The NEWSLETTER Newsletter

We remember those members who are celebrating birthdays this week - Dick Miller, Duane Kiess, Tyler Armao, George Geyer, Alexander Jon Smithley (his first), Jan Linnemeier, and Taya Amsbury. We also remember our Pre-K teacher, Anne Hess, as well as Bonnie Buuck, one of our Sunday School teachrs, and  Cindy Des Jean who teaches in the public school in our prayers.  May the Lord continue to guide, direct, and bless their lives.

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 underwent two surgeries this past week at  IU Medical Center in Indianapolis.  If you would like to send her get well wishes or words of encouragement, correspondence can be mailed to Joyce Heckman; IU Hospital; 550 North University Blvd.; Indianapolis, IN  46202-5250.

Once again we have been given the privilege of sharing with you another Holy Week and Easter.  The Lord has truly blessed us in many significant  and incredible ways.  We are Easter people.  May we continue to experience the Lord's presence in our lives.  -- Pastor Dahling and family.

We wish to thank the members of the LYF and their families (and our LYF Counselors, Corbin and  Lisa Bultemeier) for their service in providing this morning's Easter breakfast.  Your kindness is greatly appreciated.

Included in this morning's bulletin is our weekly study guide, Time in the Word.  Please take a few moments to look over this material.  The theme for this week is "Faith in the Risen Christ."

Hear Dr. Meyer's "Lutheran Hour" message, "The Lord be with You,"  next Sunday.  Doctors, nurses, visitors peering at you on your sick bed.  Illness can leave you feeling so alone.  And alone you are, unless "the Lord be with you:.  Dr. Meyer talks about the One who is on your side  when you feel all alone.  The show airs on Sunday on WLW (700) out of Cincinnati at 7:00 a.m. (Ohio time) and on Van Wert stations WERT (1220) and WKSD (99.7 FM) at 10:30 a.m. (Ohio time).  The program can also be heard on Sundays at 8:05 a.m. on  WBZD  (92.7 FM) and again at 3:30 p.m. and again at 7:00 p.m. on 1090 AM.

There will be NO Sunday School or Bible Class today because of Easter services.

The Confirmation Class of 2001 will have a short practice and their pictures taken next Saturday, April 28,  at 8:30 a.m. 

The Trustees would like to thank all those who came to grounds clean up last Saturday.  Your help was appreciated.

The LWML/LLL Spring Praise Rally will be held next Sunday, April 22, at 3:00 p.m. at St. Peter (Fuelling).  The speaker for the afternoon will be Rev. Paul Toulette who is currently working on his doctorate at the Ft. Wayne Seminary.  He will be discussing Haiti.   Supper will be served.  A free will donation will be accepted.

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.

The lower level of Concord Village II will be one of the locations of Focus on Health on Thursday, April 26, 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 10th Annual Bargain Bonanza Extravaganza (BBE) Garage Sale is coming again to Southtown Mall in the former JC Penney store.  The garage sale will be held on Thursday, May 10, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday, May 11, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Donations can be brought to the delivery entrance on the southeast side of the mall on Fridays (3:00 p.m. to 6:00  p.m.) and Saturdays (10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.) beginning Friday, April 20, through Saturday, May 6.

Sweet Corn Growers Needed!  If you would be willing to grow extra sweet corn for the Cornfusion produce stand, please contact Teri Conrad (724-8464).  Any amount you wish to donate, from a couple rows to an acre or two, would be appreciated.

Our congregation's men's softball season will begin soon.  The current players ask for anyone who likes competition, plus outdoor Christian fellowship, to join their team.  Contact Steve Conrad or Kevin Buuck for more information.

A special thanks to those who donated cakes for Lutheran Home's April birthday celebrations.  The residents appreciate your thoughtfulness.

The Decorating Committee wishes to thank those who purchased plants through the committee, donated money, or brought flowers themselves.  The Easter garden certainly enhanced our worship service this morning.  You may pick up your flowers following this morning's service or you may wish to keep the flowers in church to be enjoyed for a few more Sundays.  

Floyd Thieme family  Arnold Thieme & Karl Sprunger
M/M Gene Linnemeier    Glen Ehle & Edward Bradtmueller
Roger Manley family  Aldine Conrad & Darlene Conrad
Mark Conrad family  Aldine Conrad & Janell Scott
M/M Gary Heckman Ted & Clara Ewell; Albert & Clara Heckman
M/M Jeff Bradtmueller   Dan Jeffery
M/M Mark Witte  Carol & Julie Kukelhan; Our grandparents
Melyssa Bultemeier Lorenz & Selma Bultemeier; Arnita Thieme & Marlene Anderson
Alvin Witte family

Wilhelm & Anna Witte;  Adolph & Wilma Schaper; Clarence & Sammy Witte

M/M Richard Scheumann  Darlene & Aldine Conrad; Edward Scheumann
Their Children  Whip & Evelyn Gallmeyer
M/M Elvin Hormann

William & Clara Hormann; Otto & Clara Fuhrman; Melvin & Madonna Fuhrman; Anna Fuhrman; Sybilla Lahrman; Alex Hormann

Bernice Berning family  Ralph Berning
Jim Fuhrman family  M/M Otto Fuhrman; M/M Emil Scheumann
M/M Ron Bultemeier 

Lorenz & Selma Bultemeier; Marlene Anderson & Arnita Thieme

Allen Buuck family  Arthur & Alma Boenker
Jerry D. Bultemeyer 

William & Milda Bultemeyer; Steven Bultemeyer; Carma Bultemeyer; Kay & Stacey Stoppenhagen

Janice Buuck Al & Elsie Buuck
M/M Larry Hitzfield   Vernon A. Bowers
M/M Jim Bultemeyer 

Alfred & Elsie Buuck; William & Milda Bultemeyer; Mrs. Kay Stoppenhagen; Stacey Stoppenhagen

Steve Bickel family  Julie (Harants) Sambol
Randy Everett family  Herman "Pete" Hockemeyer
Peter Hess family  Lawrence Hess
Sean Sielschott family 

Grandpa & Grandma Hone; Cliff Kiefer; Grandpa & Grandma Sielschott

Elliot & Oliver Gehres  Grandpa D
Joe Gorman family  Grandpa Dick Keuneke
Marv Drier family 

E. Dale & Shirley Knight; Paul & Frederick Hansen; William & Marion Gillett

M/M Richard Miller  Our parents & granddaughter
Walter Nuerge Esther Nuerge & Lara Schultz
Evelyn Keuneke  Richard Keuneke; Fred & Edna Keuneke
Mike Werling family Anna Hegerfeld
Wally & Rosie Bultemeier  Charlie & Clara Bultemeier; Jackie Bultemeier
Mitzi Cale family Bill & Milda Bultemeyer
Nevin Bultemeier family  Steven David Bultemeyer; Carma Bultemeyer
Corbin Bultemeier family   Kay & Stacey Stoppenhagen
Gary Knipstein family

Vena Mart; Byron Littig; Donnie Littig; Walter & Jane Knipstein

Esther Gallmeyer  Albert Gallmeyer
Mike Selking family  Albert & Ron Erxleben; Denny Selking
M/M Dave Houser   Arnita Thieme
Elaine Derrow Sam Derrow
M/M Dave Conrad Kenneth Gaunt
M/M Leonard Bultemeier Our grandparents
M/M Ron Buuck Herman Norden
Todd Gehres family   Sam Derrow (Grandpa D)
M/M Tim Blomenberg   Adele Blomenberg
M/M Jerry Sielschott Our children & their families
Sean Sielschott family   Fred Taylor; Margaret Kiefer; Jerry & Joan Sielschott
Aubrey Fuhrman   Grandpa Jim & Grandma Evie Fuhrman
Joe & Lin Gorman

The blessing of our children:  Matt, James, Chris, Joey, Audra, Alex, & Andy

Kris Blomenberg Tim Blomenberg
Tim Blomenberg  Kris Blomenberg
Fred & Tina Geels   Freddie Geels
The following made contributions to our Easter Garden:
Armilla Conrad  Loren & Karen Gallmeyer
Helma Conrad  Ludella Conrad

Wyneken News

We remember in our prayers Jim Smith, currently serving as principal at Bethlehem Lutheran School in Ft. Wayne.  He has been called to serve as our principal.  (He has also received three other calls.)  May the Lord guide him as he contemplates this call and keep our Wyneken school in your prayers.

Tuesday, April 17, is the date for the last PTL meeting of the 2000-2001 school year.  The meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m.  Election of officers and the budget will be discussed. 

There will be no afternoon bus service for East Allen students on Thursday, April 19.  Please make arrangements for your child to be home.

Grandparents/Special Friend Day will be held on  Friday, April 20.  Registration begins at 10 a.m Chapel will be held at 1:30 p.m.

Market Day order forms need to be returned by Tuesday, April 24.   Pick-up date will be Monday, May 7, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.  Order forms are included in this morning's bulletin.

If you were unable to attend kindergarten roundup held on April 3, but are planning to send your child to Wyneken for kindergarten next fall, please contact the school office.  Forms must be on file with North Adams on or before the first day of school.

The girls have a varsity soccer game with Bethlehem on Wednesday, April 18, at 4:30 p.m.

ATTENDANCE:  Palm Sunday Worship Service: - 267; Sunday School - 59; Early-bird Bible Class - 5; Maundy Thursday (noon) - 10  with 6 receiving Holy Communion; Maundy Thursday (vespers) - 111 with 88 receiving Holy Communion


Amount Received

Amount Needed

Home Purpose




$205.00 $365.38
Midweek Service NA

YTD Received

YTD Needed
Home Purpose $59,625.03 $73,080.00
Missions $5,186.32  $5,115.32


TODAY 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.

MONDAY 7:00 P.M.

Adult Bible Class

TUESDAY 6:00 A.M. Early Bird Bible Class
9:00 A.M. Morning Glories
WEDNESDAY All Day  Tabea Society Extra Quilting
1:30 P.M. Lutheran Home Card Party
9:00 A.M. LWML Bible Class @ Jo Buuck's
FRIDAY Grandparents/Special Friend Day @ Wyneken 


April 22 9:00 A.M. Worship Service
10:15 A.M. Sunday School & Bible Class
3:00 P.M. LWML/LLL Spring Rally @ Fuelling
April 24 Items for May newsletter due in church office
7:00 P.M. Adult Bible Class
April 25 6:00 A.M. Early Bird Bible Class
9:00 A.M. Morning Glories
April 26 7:00 P.M. Choir
April 28 8:30 A.M.

Confirmation pictures & practice

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