Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

We welcome you to Friedheim this morning!  If you are a visitor, please sign one of the guest registries located in either entranceway of the church. If you are communing, please take a moment to complete a communion registration card and place the card in the offering plate or give it to one of the Deacons.  There are cards in either entrance way of the church.  Please come back and worship with us again soon!


Lent 5
March 17, 2002

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Worship Page 46
The Choir

“Surely He has Borne Our Griefs”

Hymns TLH #158; #148; #309; #376; #386; #367  ©
Psalm 116 TLH Page 148
The Readings

Life Out of Death

Ezekiel 37:1-14

God’s Spirit raises dead people

Romans 8:11-19

The Spirit raises us from the death of the flesh to life as sons of God

John 11:17-27, 38-45

Christ raises Lazarus from the dead

The Sermon

“Experiences of the Soul”
Psalm 116

1. Sorrow of the sinner (v. 3)
2. Grace of the Savior (v. 4)
3. Preservation of the simple (v. 6)
4. Rest of the soul (v. 7)

The Acolyte

Jacob Lee


We remember our members who will celebrate birthdays this week – Julie Heimann, Josh Miller, Tiffany Brodbeck, Marlene Conrad, Sara Des Jean, Tina Geels, Bonnie Werling, Jacob Mitchel Baumann (his 1st!), and Lydia Kalthoff (her 94th!).  We also remember Donna Schieferstein, our 1st grade teacher, Stan Stoppenhagen, one of our Sunday School teachers, and Deb Miller who teaches at Concordia Elementary.  May the Lord continue to direct, bless, and guide them. 

May the Great Physician grant health and strength to all who are in need of His presence in their life.  We especially remember Dylan Lengerich who was a patient at Lutheran Hospital this past week, Kent Krueckeberg, father of Jessica Linnemeier, Virginia Roy, mother of Lin Gorman, and Tom Dafforn, Hollie Hormann’s father, in our prayers. 

We extend our Christian sympathy to the family and friends of Velma Schuller who was called to her heavenly home on Wednesday, March 13, and was given Christian burial on Saturday, March 16.  We also extend our Christian sympathy to the family and friends of Dorothy Robinson, Gary Robinson’s mother, who was called to her heavenly home this past week.  May our Savior put His comforting arms around those who mourn and remind them of that glorious reunion in heaven.

Included in this morning’s bulletin is our weekly study guide, “Time in the Word.”  This week’s theme is “The Suffering of God’s Servants.”

Tune in to the Lutheran Hour next Sunday.  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 airs Sunday at 8:05 a.m. on WZBD (92.7 FM) and again at 3:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on WFCV (1090 AM).

Midweek Lenten services continue on Wednesday. The service begins at 7:30 p.m. Pastor Dahling’s sermon will be “The Fifth Petition—And Forgive Us Our Trespasses.”

There will be a door collection for WLAB/Worship for Shut Ins today.

Thanks you to everyone who helped make this year’s unusual soup and sandwich dinner a success.  A special thank you to all the committee chairpersons who worked so well together to put all the last minute changes in place.  We could not have completed the dinner without everyone’s cooperation.  Profits were approximately $2,000 including the $139.75 of sales at the craft booth.  Returned containers and pans can be found on a table in the church basement. 

Dave & Teri Conrad
            Leonard & Christine Bultemeier

The Trustees have set our spring clean up date.  It will be held this Saturday, March 23, beginning at 8:30 a.m.  Bring willing hands to complete the tasks at hand. 

The 11th Annual Lutheran Home/Concord Village AAL/Lutheran Brotherhood Bargain Bonanza Garage Sale will be held at Southtown Mall on April 11-13.   Donations are being accepted on Friday, March 22 and April 5, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday, March 23, March 30, and April 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Bring items to the delivery entrance on the east side of the mall.  Proceeds from this year’s sale will be used to construct a portico at the entrance to Lutheran Home’s Health and Rehab Center nursing area.  This will greatly aid residents, family members, and visitors who must enter or leave the facility during inclement weather.  For more information call 260-447-1591.

The Lutheran Home Auxiliary’s annual card party will be held on Wednesday, April 17, at 1:30 p.m. in Assembly Hall at Lutheran Home’s main entrance.  Tickets ($3) can be obtained from Margaret Buuck.  All are welcome!

Poe Volunteer Firefighters invite you to their pancake and sausage brunch next Sunday, March 24, at the Poe Fire Station.  Serving will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The cost is $5 for adults, $2 for children (6-12), and free for those under the age of 6.

The Men’s Club of St. John’s Bingen is sponsoring a fish and tenderloin dinner today from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Wyneken.  Carry outs will be available.  The cost is $6.50 for adults and $3.50 for children (ages 6-12).  The proceeds will benefit the Wyneken expansion project.

Following is a portion of the letter we recently received from Mark Sedwick.  Grace, mercy and peace be unto all of you in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Please accept my heartfelt thanks for your prayers, and for the many cards and letters of encouragement that you sent to us after learning of Katharine’s diagnosis of leukemia.  Thanks be to God, after a month of hospitalization, Katharine has returned home a much healthier and happier child.  Many of you have offered to help, but aren’t exactly certain how you might be of assistance as our family goes through this tumultuous ordeal.  One of the ways I’ve chosen to help—not just Katharine, but all people suffering from leukemia and lymphoma—is to join Team in Training, an athletic organization sponsored by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society…I intend to run the Indianapolis 500 mini-marathon on May 4, 2002.  In order to participate, I need to raise $1200 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society by early April.  Please send your tax-deductible contribution (most preferably a check made payable to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society) to my home address:  5720 Andorra Drive, Fort Wayne, IN  46835.  It is my responsibility to collect, document and forward all contributions to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society…Thank you very much for your prayers and continued support to my family during this difficult period.  What a comfort and blessing to know that Katharine’s medical prognosis rests entirely in God’s hands.  In His Grip, Mark Sedwick

Are you a Wyneken graduate who plans on attending a Synodical college?  If so, you may wish to get more information about the Germann Servanthood Scholarship sponsored by the PTL.  Contact Rich Schwantz at Wyneken for details.

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 198; Monday Night Bible Class - 5; Early-bird Bible Class - 5; Midweek Lent - 99 

Wyneken News

Purchase your SCRIP certificates from Kim Weiland following today’s worship service.  As you prepare for Easter, look over the participating vendors and purchase SCRIP for your holiday needs.   The SCRIP contest ends today and benefits the accelerated reader program.  Sales of $30,000 or more will earn the students an ice cream sundae party. 

Scrapbooking will meet today in Friedheim’s church basement from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  All are welcome!

It’s Mini 4-H time!  The first meeting is Tuesday, March 19, from 2:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria.  Other meeting dates are April 2, 9, & 16.  Mini 4-H is open to all students in kindergarten through second grade regardless of the county in which they live.

Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on March 21 & 22 in the afternoons.  School will dismiss at 12:25 p.m. both days.  East Allen parents will need to arrange rides home on these days for their children.

Market Day order forms need to be returned to school by Friday, March 22 (the last day of school prior to spring break).  You may also call in your order to Sharon Franke (623-3992) by Friday, March 29.  Internet orders are due by noon on Saturday, April 6.  Orders can be picked up on Thursday, April 11, between 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.  There is a special on the cookie dough.  Buy 3 or more tubs and get $5 off your May order. 

Wyneken will follow North Adams’ spring break schedule this year—March 25-29.

Kindergarten Round Up will be held on Tuesday, April 2, at Northwest Elementary School (just behind Hardee’s on Dayton Street in Decatur) from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Even if you live in East Allen or Northern Wells school districts but are sending your child to Wyneken, you must come to this registration.  Questions?  Please contact the school office at 639-6177.

Chapel offerings for March through April 10 will benefit the Oswald Hoffman School of Christian Outreach.  Students are asked to bring new or like-new books to school in place of their regular chapel offering.  If you prefer to send an offering, books will be purchased with the money collected.

Are you interested in submitting a bid for the groundskeeping job at Wyneken?  If so, please contact a member of the School Board (Stan Stoppenhagen, Phil Franke, or Kent Kiefer).  The current groundskeeper has indicated that he will not be submitting a bid this year.

Wyneken will also be in need of an Athletic Director beginning with the 2002-2003 school year.  If interested, please contact a School Board member.


The Wyneken wrestling team completes its season this week.  On Monday, March 18, Wyneken travels to Holy Cross for a meet beginning at 4:00 p.m. The varsity squad will also participate in the end-of-season tournament at Holy Cross.  The meet begins at 9 a.m. and should be over by 2 p.m.  Good luck at the tourney guys! 


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TODAY 9:00 a.m. Worship Service
  10:30 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Class
MONDAY 7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

TUESDAY 6:00 a.m.  Early-bird Bible Class
  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
WEDNESDAY 8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  All Day Tabea Extra Quilting
  6:30 p.m. Choir
  7:30 p.m. Midweek Lenten Service
THURSDAY 9:00 a.m.

LWML Bible Class @ Adele Blomenberg’s

FRIDAY   Articles for April Newsletter due in church office


March 24 9:00 a.m. Worship Service
  10:15 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Class
  10:15 a.m.

AAL Meeting                       

March 27 7:00 p.m. Choir
March 28 7:30 p.m. Maundy Thursday Worship with Holy Communion
March 29 1:00 p.m. Service of Prayer
  7:30 p.m. Service of Darkness with Holy Communion
March 30   Set up for Easter breakfast
  10:00 a.m. Easter flowers to church

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