Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

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Easter 3 {Examination Sunday}
April 29, 2001

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Worship Page 115
Hymns  TLH #15, #165; #172, vv. 1-3, 8-10 ©
The Readings “Results of the Resurrection”
Acts 9:1-20 Conversion by meeting the risen Christ
Revelation 5:11-14 Worship of the risen Lord by all
John 21:1-14 Breakfast with the risen Lord

Examination of the Confirmation Class of 2001

Henry Eugene Dahling
Amy Lynn DeKoninck
Amy Elizabeth Erxleben
Ashley Kay Furhmann
Laura Rose Fuhrmann
Dawn Marie Heckman
Alex Adrian Lichtle
David James Mourey, Jr.
Matthew Eugene Nidlinger
Andrew Michael Werling

The Acolyte Ben Moeller



We remember those members who will celebrate birthdays this week – Kim Schamerloh, Jenny Schamerloh, Don Erxleben, Hilda Bauermeister, Perry Caston, Tim Blomenberg, and Kayla Johnson.  We also remember our Wyneken aides, Kim Ehlerding, Hollie Hormann, and Thelma Standiford, as well as our school secretary, Danielle Fuhrman, in our prayers.  We also remember Rich Weiland, our Assistant Sunday School Superintendent, and Dave Miller, who teaches in the public school, in our prayers.  May the Lord continue to guide, direct, and bless their lives.

We rejoice with Mark & Dian (Kukelhan) Witte on the birth of their son, Jared Alan, on Wednesday, April 25.  May the Good Shepherd keep an ever-watchful eye on this most precious of His lambs.

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 recovering at home after being a patient at IU Medical Center in Indianapolis and Jared Witte who is in the neonatal intensive care unit at Lutheran Hospital.   

We offer our Christian sympathy to the family and friends of Edmund Werling, Mary Gallmeyer’s father, who was called to his heavenly home on Thursday, April 26, and will be given Christian burial at Bethlehem Lutheran Church (Ossian) this afternoon.  May the God of all comfort be with those who mourn and remind them of that glorious day when we will be reunited with them in heaven.

We rejoice with Gerhard and Dorothy Werling who will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this Saturday, May 5.  May the Lord continue to bless this couple.

The congregation is invited to attend the Open House in honor of Gerhard and Dorothy Werling’s 50th wedding anniversary. Please come to Preble Fireman’s Park Pavilion from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 5.

Vicarage assignments have been made.  Bob Armao will serve his vicarage at Lutheran Homes in Ft. Wayne.  Jon Smithley will serve Zion Lutheran Church in Brighton, Colorado.  May the Lord bless them and their families as they begin this phase of their ministry.

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 “The Identity of the Risen Jesus.”

Tune in to the Lutheran Hour next Sunday.  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 is also 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.

If you haven’t picked up your flowers that were a part of the Easter Garden, please do so this morning.  The flowers will be in the basement furnace room.  Thanks again for all the donations to the Garden. 

Greetings in Christ!

            On behalf of Ruth, Chelsae, and Tyler, I would like to take this opportunity to extend our sincerest gratitude to the members of Zion, Friedheim.  Two years ago, you welcomed us into your midst.  During that period, we have felt nothing but the love and support of a Christian family.  Although our vicarage assignment will take us away from you, we’d like you to know that you will never be far from our thoughts and prayers.  You have taught us so many lessons, and we will carry them with us throughout our ministry.  Finally, I’d like to say a personal word of thanks to Pastor Dahling, his family, and my fellow seminarians, with whom it has been my pleasure to serve.  Words cannot express how grateful I am to you for your support and encouragement.  God bless you and the loving members of this wonderful church.  In Christ,

                                                Bob, Ruth, Chelsae, & Tyler Armao

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  Fridays (3 p.m. - 6 p.m.) and Saturdays (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.) until Saturday, May 6.

Faith Lutheran Church, Roanoke, will have the Ordination and Installation Service for Rev. Daniel Coffey this afternoon.  The service begins at 3:00 p.m.  A reception will follow this service.  The congregation is cordially invited to attend.  Let us keep our sister congregation in our prayers.

The Evening Guild of St. John’s Flatrock is sponsoring a Rummage Sale on Friday, May 11, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturday, May 12, from 8 a.m. to noon.  The sale will be held at Flatrock’s gym.  On Saturday, items will be $2 per bag.

Attendance: Sunday Worship Service - 261; Sunday School – 69; Bible Class - 24; Early-bird Bible Class – 4

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.

Market Day 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 ended 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;  the trip 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. 

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.

Thanks to all who came on Grandparents/Special Friends Day.  Wyneken had 235 visitors that day!  The students truly appreciated your coming and making this a special event.

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 that will benefit Wyneken Expansion.  If $30,000 of SCRIP is sold, the students will receive pop and a candy bar.  If $40,000 of SCRIP is sold, the students will receive a continental breakfast.  An ice cream sundae party will be the reward if $50,000 in SCRIP is sold.

The 2nd Annual Wyneken Talent Show will be held on Thursday, May 17, at 6:30 p.m. in the gym.  The beginning and advance bands will perform, the 3rd and 4th graders will be playing their recorder, and other students will be performing.  If you child wishes to participate, screenings will be held in the next few weeks.  A letter went home with each child explaining the procedures.


There are several games this week.  On Monday, April 30, the JV plays Central at 4:00 p.m. at Wyneken.  On Wednesday, May 2, the varsity plays Holy Cross at 4:30 p.m. at the Seminary.  On Friday, May 4, the varsity faces Flatrock at 5:30 p.m. at Tillman. 



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TODAY 9:00 A.M. Worship Service
10:15 A.M. Sunday School
MONDAY 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. Elders’ Meeting
7:30 P.M. Trustees/Board of Finance Meetings
8:00 P.M. Church Council
WEDNESDAY 8:20 A.M. Chapel @ Wyneken
All Day

Tabea Society

7:00 P.M. Choir
THURSDAY 9:00 A.M. LWML Bible Class @ Dorothy Heckman’s


May 6 9:00 A.M. Confirmation Sunday with Holy Communion
10:15 A.M. Sunday School
May 7 7:00 P.M. Adult Bible Class
May 8 6:00 A.M. Early Bird Bible Class
9:00 A.M. Morning Glories
8:00 P.M. Altar Guild
May 9 8:20 A.M. Chapel @ Wyneken
7:00 P.M. Choir

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