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

We remember our members who will celebrate birthdays this week – Les Conrad, Carissa Schultz, Jodi Svoboda, Aaron M. Conrad, Ted Gallmeyer, Doug Putteet, Velma Buuck, Ben Miller, and Rich Scheumann.  We also remember Anne Hess, our Pre-K teacher, Mitzi Cale, one of our Sunday School teachers, and Jean Timm who teaches at Unity.  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 Clarence Bultemeier who was a patient at Adams County Memorial Hospital this past week, 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 Kent Krueckeberg, Jessica Linnemeier’s father, who was called to his heavenly home this past Tuesday and will be given Christian burial on Tuesday, April 2.  May the God of all comfort be with those who mourn and remind them of that glorious day when they will be reunited in heaven.

We welcome Dylan Christopher Lengerich, son of Ryan and Erin (Hormann) Lengerich to the Friedheim family.  He was baptized yesterday afternoon.  Serving as godparents were Scott Hormann and Josh Houston.  May the Good Shepherd keep an ever-watchful eye on this most precious of His lambs.

We also remember Sara Nelson and Chris Rhymer who will be married before the Lord’s altar this Saturday, April 6.  We pray that the Lord will always be at the heart of their home as they begin their lives together.

Included in this morning’s bulletin is our weekly study guide, “Time in the Word.”  This week’s theme is “Faith in the Resurrection.”

Tune in to the Lutheran Hour next Sunday.  The show airs on Sunday on WLW (700) out of Cincinnati at 7 a.m. and on Van Wert stations WERT (1220) and WKSD (99.7 FM) at 10:30 a.m.  The program airs on 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).

COUNCIL MEMBERS:  The minutes from the March 5 Council Meeting are in your slots in the entranceway of the church.  Please pick them up as you leave the worship service this morning.  The next Council meeting is Tuesday, April 2.

The Bereavement Committee thanks those who helped with or contributed to the recent funeral dinner.  If you haven’t picked up your dish, you can find it in the Parish Hall kitchen.

“In the Cross of Christ I Glory” is the theme of the LWML Spring Praise Service that will be held on Saturday, April 6, at New Hope Lutheran Church in Ossian.  Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with the service starting at 9:00 a.m.  The guest pastor will be Rev. Daniel Coffey with special music being provided by Wyneken children.  An ingathering will be held for the Adams County Crisis Shelter.  Babysitting will also be available.  A free will donation will be accepted for the luncheon served by the ladies from New Hope.  If you plan on attending, please contact Marlene Conrad (547-4597).   

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, April 5, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday, 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!

The Portals of Prayer (April – June) and the LWML Quarterlies have arrived.  You may pick up a copy as you leave the worship service this morning.

There are just a few 2001 Annual Reports to be picked up.  Please check the box in the back pew and take your report home with you today.

A special thank you to our AAL branch.  They have recently placed two new stoves in the Parish Hall kitchen.

Lutheran Church Extension provides a variety of investments for individuals and congregations.  These investments provide the dollars to assist congregations in their building programs here in the Indiana District and throughout the Synod.  For more information, call 1-800-837-1145, extension 210.

Altar Guild members for April are Adele Blomenberg and Doris Conrad.

LYF Ushers for April are Adam Buuck and Matt Nidlinger.

The LYF is planning a gym night at Wyneken next Sunday, April 7, beginning at 4:00 p.m.

The April Quarterly Voters’ Meeting will be held following the worship service on April 14.  Mark it on your calendar now.

There will be a “Helping Hands” dinner for Larkanne (Bultemeyer) Griffiths at Wyneken on Sunday, April 28.  Watch upcoming bulletins for more details. 

We thank the Decorating Committee for the work they did in putting together the Easter garden and to those members who contributed plants to the garden.  The following individuals donated flowers in memory of or in honor of a loved one:

                Contributed by:

                         In Loving Memory of:



The Margaret Kiefer family

Cliff Kiefer

Mark Conrad family

Janell Scott & Aldine Conrad

Their children

Whip & Evelyn Gallmeyer

Sharon Colchin

Tom Colchin

Bernice Berning family

Ralph Berning

Floyd Thieme family

Arnold Thieme & Karl Sprunger

Richard & Alma Miller

Their parents

Mark, Dian, & Jared Witte

Carol & Julie Kukelhan & our grandparents

Jan Buuck

Alfred & Elsie Buuck

Elaine Derrow

Sam Derrow

Todd Gehres family

Sam Derrow

Evelyn Keuneke

Richard Keuneke

Richard & Eldora Scheumann

Deeney & Darlene Conrad; Edward Scheumann

Walter Nuerge

Esther Nuerge; Lara Nuerge Schultz

Melyssa Bultemeier

Lorenz & Selma Bultemeier; Marlene Anderson; Arnita Thieme

Ron & Kathy Bultemeier

Lorenz & Selma Bultemeier; Marlene Anderson; Arnita Thieme

Allen Buuck family

Arthur & Alma Boenker

Dean & Cindy Wass

Emerson Wass; Rudolph & Ida Fuelling

Roger Manley family

Aldine & Darlene Conrad

Gary & Dorothy Heckman

Theodore & Clara Ewell; Albert & Clara Heckman

Jeff & Sherril Bradtmueller

Dan, Katie, & Candice

Dave Conrad family

Kenneth Gaunt



             Contributed by:

            In Honor of:



Kris Blomenberg

Andy Blomenberg

Karly & Kolton Everett

Their grandparents

Aubrey Fuhrman

Grandma & Grandpa Fuhrman

Randy & Trisha Hockemeyer

Ryan & Travis Hockemeyer

Tim & Kris Blomenberg

Adele Blomenberg

Ron & Bonnie Buuck

Richard & Margaret Buuck; Mela Norden

Wyneken News

Purchase your SCRIP certificates from Kim Weiland following today’s worship service.  Check out the vendors listed on the order form as you look into your spring spruce up projects and purchase SCRIP for your needs.  

Market Day 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. 

Chapel will be held on Monday, April 1, rather than Wednesday, the 3rd.

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.

There will be no East Allen bus transportation this week because it’s East Allen’s spring break.  Parents are reminded that their children will need transportation to and from school.

Registration forms for the 2002-2003 school year have been mailed.  If you didn’t receive yours, please contact the school office (639-6177).  Registration forms are due back by April 5.

Wyneken will dismiss at 12:25 p.m. on Monday, April 8.  Students who ride North Adams’ busses will have transportation that day; however, East Allen students will need to find a ride home on the 8th.

Wyneken is selling some of their older computers.  For a $100 donation (cash & carry) to the Wyneken PTL Computer Fund, you can receive a 486 computer with monitor, mouse, and keyboard.  For an additional $25 donation to the computer fund, Mr. Drier will deliver your computer and set it up for you in your home.  Contact Mr. Drier if interested.

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.

Wyneken Sports

Girls’ soccer practice begins on Monday, April 1.  Practice will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 223; Adult Bible Class - 26; Sunday School – 35;  Maundy Thursday - 112 with 89 receiving Holy Communion  


Amount Received

Amount Needed

Home Purpose



Missions (3/24)

$115.00 $379.80

YTD Received

YTD Needed
Home Purpose $64,830.64 $67,981.32
Missions $4,848.27 $4,557.60


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 8:20 A.M.

Chapel @ Wyneken                        

TUESDAY 6:00 A.M. Early Bird Bible Class
9:00 A.M. Morning Glories
  7:30 P.M.

Board of Finance/Trustees Meetings

  8:00 P.M. Church Council
WEDNESDAY All Day  Tabea Society Extra Quilting
THURSDAY 9:00 A.M. LWML Bible Class @ Lucile Stoppenhagen’s
  1:30 P.M. Pastor Dahling preaching @ Woodcrest
SATURDAY 9:00 A.M. LWML Praise Service @ New Hope
  4:30 P.M. Nelson/Rhymer wedding


April 7 9:00 A.M. Worship Service with Holy Communion
10:30 A.M. Sunday School & Bible Class
4:00 P.M. LYF gym night @ Wyneken
April 9 7:30 P.M. LWML Quarterly Meetings
April 10 7:00 P.M. Choir
April 11 7:00 P.M.

Wyneken School Board

April 11-13   Bargain Bonanza Extravaganza Garage Sale @ Southtown

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