Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

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Easter 2
April 22, 2001

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Worship Page 32
Hymns  TLH  #208, vv. 1-4; vv. 5-10; #23 ©
The Readings “Faith in the Risen Christ”
Acts 5:12, 17-32 From fear … to faith (Peter)
Revelation 1:9-19  From tribulation … to faith (John)
John 20:19-31 From doubt … to faith (Thomas)

“To believe is to See!”
John 20:29

1. The eyewitness accounts of those who were there.
Then, there is the city from which the first converts were won.
The changed lives of those who saw the living Christ.

The Acolyte Andrew Werling


We remember those members who are celebrating birthdays this week – Becky Blomenberg, Shirley Gehres, Lydia Dahling, Drew Stoppenhagen, Eldina Boese, Betty Sielschott, Josh Stoppenhagen, and Kim Stoppenhagen.  We also remember our Wyneken cooks, Angie Werling, Sharon Brenneke, and Marcia Selking, as well as our custodian, Kim Ehlerding, in our prayers.  We also remember Floyd Thieme, our Sunday School Superintendent, and Jan Heimann,  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 was scheduled to come home this weekend after being a patient at IU Medical Center in Indianapolis and Dick Miller who underwent surgery at Adams County Memorial Hospital this past week and was scheduled to return home this weekend. 

We remember in our prayers Dave & Teri Conrad who will be celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary on April 24.  May the Lord continue to bless them.

Included in this morning’s bulletin is our weekly study guide, “Time in the Word.”  Please take a few minutes to look over this material.  This week’s theme is “Results of the Resurrection.”

Tune in to the Lutheran Hour next Sunday to hear the sermon, “Beyond Fear.”  Many people live in fear.  The love of God enables you to break free of the prison of fear, to live beyond fear.  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 WZBD (92.7 FM) and again at 3:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on 1090 AM.

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

The LWML/LLL Spring Praise Rally will be held today 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.

The lower level of Concord Village II is 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. 

The 10th annual Bargain Bonanza Extravaganza (BBE) Garage Sale will be held at Southtown Mall in the former JC Penney store on Thursday, May 10, from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Friday, May 11, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Donations can be brought to the delivery entrance on the southeast side of the mall on Fridays from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. and on Saturdays from   10 a.m. – 2 p.m. until Saturday, May 6.

Faith Lutheran Church, Roanoke, will have the ordination service for Rev. Daniel Coffey on Sunday, April 29.  The service will begin at 3 p.m.  A reception will follow this service.  The congregation is cordially invited to attend.  Let us keep our sister congregation in our prayers.

Attendance:  Good Friday (1:00 p.m.) - 19; Good Friday Service of Darkness – 167 with 112 receiving Holy Communion; Easter Sunrise Service – 93; Easter Festival Service – 353 with 192 receiving Holy Communion; Monday Night Bible Class - 7; Early-bird Bible Class - 3

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 Wyneken in your prayers.

School will dismiss at 12:25 p.m. on Monday, April 23.  Students who ride North Adams busses will have transportation both ways; however, students on East Allen busses will need to find transportation home.

Market Day orders need to be returned to school Tuesday, April 24.  Internet orders are due by noon on Wednesday, May 2.  Pick-up date is Monday, May 7, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.

Mid term ends on Wednesday, April 25.  Reports will go home with the students on Monday, April 30.

The last day to take AR tests to gain points for Dairy Queen or Pizza Hut is Monday, May 14.  The AR field trip to Dairy Queen is Friday, May 18;  to Pizza Hut, Tuesday, May 22.

April/May chapel offerings are being used to support a small Lutheran school in Martinsville, Indiana, Prince of Peace.  March chapel offerings totaled $450.  This amount was sent to Bethesda Home.  Thank you for your generous support.

There is still an opportunity to register your child for the 4-year-old pre-school class.  Wyneken is committed to accommodate children interested in attending the 4-year-old program.  If you are interested, please contact the school or Mrs. Hess for further information as soon as possible.

Don’t forget to get your SCRIP certificates this morning!  See Kim Weiland following the worship service.  SCRIP will be sponsoring a contest from May 4-11.  Watch the bulletin and newsletter for more details.


There are several games this week.  On Monday, April 23, the JV plays Concordia at 4:00 p.m. at Wyneken with the varsity playing St. Paul at 5:00 p.m.  On Wednesday, April 25, they play Concordia at 4:30 p.m. at North Side Park (on State Street).  On Friday, April 27, they face Emmanuel-St. Michael at 5:30 p.m. again at North Side Park. 


Amount Received

Amount Needed

Home Purpose




$310.86 $365.38
Maundy Thursday $600.00
Good Friday  $100.00

YTD Received

YTD Needed
Home Purpose $66,480.82 $78,300.00
Missions $6,197.18 $5,480.70


TODAY 9:00 A.M. Worship Service
10:15 A.M. Sunday School & Bible Class
3:00 P.M. LWML/LLL Spring Rally @ Fuelling
MONDAY 7:00 P.M.

Adult Bible Class

TUESDAY Items for May newsletter due in church office
6:00 A.M. Early Bird Bible Class
9:00 A.M. Morning Glories
WEDNESDAY 8:20 A.M. Chapel @ Wyneken
7:00 P.M. Choir
THURSDAY 9:00 A.M. LWML Bible Class @ Lucile Stoppenhagen’s
SATURDAY 8:30 A.M. Confirmation pictures


April 29 9:00 A.M. Examination Sunday
10:15 A.M. Sunday School & Bible Class
April 30 7:00 P.M. Adult Bible Class
May 1 6:00 A.M. Early Bird Bible Class
9:00 A.M. Morning Glories
7:00 P.M. Elders’ Meeting
7:30 P.M. Trustees/Board of Finance Meetings
8:00 P.M. Church Council
May 2 8:20 A.M. Chapel @ Wyneken
All Day

Tabea Society

7:00 P.M. Choir

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