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, take a moment to complete a communion registration card. There are cards in either entryway of church. You may place the card in the offering plate or give it to one of the Deacons. Please come hack and worship with us again soon!


Easter 2
April 7, 2002

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Worship Page 15
The Solo

"I'm But a Stranger Here"

Hymns TLH #15; #208; #206; #50  ©
The Readings Faith in the Resurrection
Acts 2:14a, 22-32 Faith that witnesses
1 Peter 1:3-9 Faith without sight
John 20:19-31 Faith with sight

The Sermon

"The Steps of Faith"
John 20:24-38

The Acolyte

Tyier Armao


In the early church, the celebration of the Lord's Supper was viewed as a continuation of the RESURRECTION appearances  of the  Risen  Savior.   It was viewed much the same as Jesus saying to Thomas,  "Put your finger here; see My hands.    Stop  doubting  and  believe" (John 20:27).  As Jesus promised, we believe that He is really present in this Sacrament with His very body and His very blood for our forgiveness.   We also believe that oneness in doctrine is Biblically affirmed for those who receive the Sacrament together.  We therefore ask guests desiring to commune to kindly speak with the pastor before the service.

We remember our members who will celebrate birthdays this week - Nick George, Leesa Heckman, Joy Erxleben, Ten Conrad, Brittany Franke, Meghann Manley, Deb Miller, and Vanessa Robinson. We also remember Cindy Roy, our Resource Room teacher, Jean Timm, one of our Sunday School teachers, and Judy Baumann who teaches at Monmouth.  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 and Tanner Walker who were patients at Adams County Memorial Hospital this past week, Toney Bergman who is scheduled to have surgery this week, Virginia Roy, mother of Lin German, and Tom Daffom, Hollie Hormann's father, in our prayers.

We also remember Sara Nelson and Chris Rhymer who were married before the Lord's altar yesterday. We pray that the Lord will always be at the heart of their home as they begin their lives together.

We remember in our prayers the family and friends of Loma (Buuck) Schueler from Rhea, Texas who was called to her heavenly home this past week and was given Christian burial. May the God of all comfort be with the Buuck/Keuneke/Fuhrmann families as they grieve, reminding them of that glorious reunion in heaven.

We thank Anna Buuck for sharing her gift of song with us this morning. May the Lord continue to bless her.

Included in this morning's bulletin is our weekly study guide, "Time in the Word." This week's theme is "The Resurrection According to God's Plan."

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).

There will be a "Helping Hands" dinner for Larkanne (Bultemeyer) Griffiths at Wyneken on Sunday, April 28. See the flier in today's bulletin for the most up-to-date information

The 11th Annual Lutheran Home/Concord Village AAL/Lutheran Brotherhood Bargain Bonanza Garage Sale will be held at Southtown Mall in the former Bingo Hall/Maier's Clothing Store on April 11 (from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.), April 12 (from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.), and a bag sale on April 13 (from 9 a.m. to noon).   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.

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

The LWML Quarterly Meeting will be held this Tuesday, April 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. All ladies of the congregation are invited to attend.

The April Quarterly Voters' Meeting will be held following the worship service next Sunday, April 14. Plan on staying for this important meeting of our congregation. One item to be discussed is Comfusion IV. At this moment no one has volunteered to chair this fundraiser or be the host farm. If you would be willing to do either, please contact John Nidlinger or Dennis Werling by next Sunday.

Another item on the agenda is the proposed parking lot. One item being discussed is putting in a new drive to this lot. A preliminary sketch is included in this morning's bulletin. Please take a moment to look this over and voice your opinion at next week's meeting.

Soon it will be time to mow. The Trustees would like to remind members if they have placed an arrangement on the cemetery that could make mowing difficult, please remove it as soon as possible.  Thanks!

Presently there are six congregations in the Indiana District anticipating a building project and looking to LCEF for assistance.  These congregations are experiencing continued growth or in need of major renovations or expansion which will enable the congregations to increase this ministry. Your investments are making a difference.  For more information about LCEF, call the Indiana District LCEF offices (1 -800-83 7-1145, extension 210). This does not constitute offer to buy or a request to sell. The offering is made solely through LCEF's Offering Circular.

 A Note from our Treasurer

Checkbook balance, April 1, 2002* 



Estimated expenses for April:









   Heating fuel






   Radio Broadcast






   Retirement/Health Plan/Taxes 



   Church Mutual – Insurance



   Students 15.00  
   Equipment, repair  200.00  

   Maintenance supplies






   Wyneken, (March & April) payment



Total estimated expenses



Estimated amount to meet expenses



*This total does not include the Easter collection.

Also please remember that the collections received amount noted on the back of the bulletin includes money received from Lutheran Foundation that has been earmarked for other projects and is not available for home purpose budget needs. As you can see, we are currently one month behind on our Wyneken payment. Please prayerfully consider this situation.

Attendance: Good Friday 1 p.m. Service - 11; Good Friday Service of Darkness - 139 with 85 receiving Holy Communion; Easter Sunrise Service - 82; Easter Festival Service - 352 with 208 receiving Holy Communion; Early-bird Bible Class – NA

Wyneken News

Purchase your SCRIP certificates from Kirn 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.

The scrapbooking group will meet in the church basement this afternoon from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. If you're interested in this hobby, come and be a part of this group.

The SCRIP contest had sales of $23,829.05 with the Accelerated Reader program receiving $1,233.25. Thanks to all who bought SCRIP to help out this important program at Wyneken.

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

Market Day orders can be picked up on Thursday, April 11, between 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

The final PTL meeting of this school year will be held on Monday, April 15, at 7:00 p.m. Child-care will be provided by the 8th grade class.

Our teachers will be attending the LEA national convention in Minneapolis next week. School will be dismissed at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 17.   There will be no lunches served or bus service home that day for any of our students. Parents, please be prompt in picking up your children as our teachers will be leaving for their 10+ hour bus trip that day. There will be no school on April 18 and 19 because of the convention. We pray for a safe trip for our faculty and a successful and informative convention.

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) by April 11.  If you were unable to attend the North Adams kindergarten round up last week, there are extra forms at Wyneken. It is necessary to have these forms filled out prior to the beginning of the school year. Call the school office to have a packet mailed to you or drop by to pick up the information packet.

Wyneken Sports

Congratulations to our Wyneken wrestlers who finished 4th in the team standings at the Holy Cross Senior tournament on March 23.  Our Friedheim athletes placed as follows: Firsts: Jon Kiefer and Ben Moeller; Third: Jacob Lee; Fourth: Jordan Buuck; Fifth: Jon Buuck. Jon & Ben are in an elite group. Only 13 Wyneken wrestlers have won the league title since 1988. Great job!! A big thank you also to the coaches—Pastor Dahling, Rich Schwantz, Keith Dickey, as well as high school wrestlers from Bellmont and Heritage who came in to help—who donated their time and talent to help our young athletes.

The girls open their soccer season with a game against and at Suburban Bethlehem on Friday, April 12, at 4:15 p.m.


Amount Received

Amount Needed

Home Purpose



Missions        3/28










YTD Received

YTD Needed

Home Purpose







TODAY 9:00 a.m. Worship Service with Holy Communion
  10:30 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Class
  4:00 p.m.

Gym night @ Wyneken       

MONDAY 7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

TUESDAY 6:00 a.m. Early-bird Bible Class
  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
  7:30 p.m. LWML Quarterly Meeting
WEDNESDAY 8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  7:00 p.m. Choir
THURSDAY 9:00 a.m.

LWML Bible Class @ Dorothy Heckman's

  7:00 p.m. Wyneken School Board
THURS-SAT   Garage Sale @ Southtown


April 14 9:00 a.m.  Worship Service
  10:15 a.m.  Sunday School
  10:15 a.m.

Quarterly Voters' Meeting

April 17 All Day  Tabea Society Extra Quilting
  1:30 p.m. Lutheran Home Card Party

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