Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

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Easter 3
April 14, 2002

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Worship Page 5
The Choir

"We Know that Christ is Raised"

Hymns TLH #14; #210; #205  ©
The Readings The Resurrection according to God's Plan
Acts 2:36-47 Preaching the resurrection results in converts
1 Peter 1:17-21 The resurrection was destined by God from eternity
Luke 24:13-35 The resurrection fulfilled the Scriptures

The Sermon

"The Abiding Presence of the Savior"
Luke 1:1-10

The Acolyte

Brittany Bergdall


We remember our members who will celebrate birthdays this week - Tom Buuck, Dick Miller, Lowell Timm, Duane Kiess, Tyler Armao, George Geyer, and Jan Linnemeier.   We also remember our Wyneken cooks, Angie Werling, Sharon Brenneke, and Marcia Selking, and our custodian, Kim Ehlerding, Lisa Lee, one of our Sunday School teachers, and Toney Bergman who teaches at Northwest. 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 Hunter Wilkinson who is in the neonatal intensive care unit at Lutheran, Toney Bergman, Megan Schamerloh who will undergo knee surgery tomorrow, Virginia Roy, mother of Lin Gorman, and Tom Dafforn, Hollie Hormann's father, in our prayers.

We rejoice with Jim and Heidi (Knipstein) Wilkinson on the birth of their son, Hunter Austin, on Saturday, April 6. We pray that the Good Shepherd will keep an ever-watchful eye on this most precious of His lambs and guide the medical staff that attends to him.

We extend our Christian sympathy to Tim Daub, our fieldworker, whose grandmother was called to her heavenly home this past week.  May the God of all comfort be with those who mourn and remind them of that great day when they will be reunited.

Included in this morning's bulletin is our weekly study guide, "Time in the Word." This week's theme is "The Sheep and the Good Shepherd."

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. (Remember the time change may affect the times you can hear these programs). 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).

Pastor Dahling will be attending the LEA convention in Minneapolis from April 17-20. If you are in need of pastoral assistance during this time, please contact Pastor Daniel Brege at Preble or Pastor Tom Olson at Bingen.

The book of Isaiah will be the subject of a twelve-week study at the Monday night Bible class beginning on the 15th. All are invited to come and be a part of this group that meets in the church basement at 7:00 p.m.

The Lutheran Home Auxiliary's annual card party will be held this 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 April Quarterly Voters' Meeting will be held following the worship service this morning. Plan on staying for this important meeting of our congregation. One item to be discussed is Cornfusion 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 this morning.

There will be a "Helping Hands" dinner for Larkanne (Bultemeyer) Griffiths at Wyneken on Sunday, April 28. Serving will be from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. On the menu is pork from Manley's and chicken from Gerbers' and Richards'. A free will donation will be accepted.

If you have volunteered to help with the "Helping Hands" dinner for Larkanne, please come to a short meeting that will be held following the worship service this morning (before the Quarterly meeting).  Meet in the back of the church. Thanks!

The LWML/LLL Spring Rally will be held next Sunday at 3 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church in Berne. The guest speaker will be Andrew Younan, a freshman from Valparaiso whose father is a Lutheran pastor, lives in the West Bank, and serves as bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Palestine and Jordan. A free will offering will be taken for the light supper that will be served. All are invited to attend.

Dear fellow members of Friedheim,

A simple thank you doesn’t seem enough for all the prayers, cards, words of encouragement and support, and expressions of sympathy that we received from our church family during dad's hospitalization and following his passing. A very special thank you to Pastor Dahling for his support during these difficult days. His prayers and hospital visitations meant so much to all members of our family. We truly appreciated all acts of kindness shown to us. May the Lord bless each of you.

Ryan & Jessica Linnemeier
The Kent Krueckeberg family

The LYF will like to say a special thank you to Kent & Monica Stoppenhagen and Stoppenhagen Eggs for all the support they have given to the LYF in the past. They have donated the eggs for the Easter breakfast for years as well as loaning their truck for the annual paper drive. Your thoughtfulness and support are truly appreciated and the kids say "THANKS!"

St. John's Flatrock is hosting an Adult Night Out Friday, April 12, at the Hayloft. Come, enjoy a delicious hog roast and dance to the music of Break Away, as well as bid on items at the silent and oral auction. Tickets need to be purchased in advance and are available from the school office (639-0123) at $10 each and should be purchased in advance. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Preble Gardens is hosting a benefit for Gery Girod today from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. It will be a sock hop with karaoke. Cost is $3 per person or $5 per couple.

Attendance:   Worship Service - 288 with 171 receiving Holy Communion; Sunday School - 59; Bible Class - 26; Monday Evening Bible Class - 6; Early-bird Bible Class - 7

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.

The final PTL meeting of this school year will be held on Monday, April 15, at 7:00 p.m. On the agenda is election of officers and a review of next year's budget. The class with the highest parent attendance will win an ice cream party. Child-care will be provided by the 8"' grade class.

Our teachers will be attending the LEA national convention in Minneapolis this week.  School will dismiss at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 17. No lunch will be served or bus service home provided 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 as well as a successful and informative convention.

We would like to recognize the following Wyneken teachers for their years of dedicated service in the teaching ministry:   Donna Schieferstein - 35 years; Becky Klenke - 25 years; Dean Wass – 20 years; Rich and Yvonne Schwantz - 10 years. We are truly blessed to have such wonderful servants of our Lord in our Association.  There will be an open house at Wyneken on April 21 with lunch being served from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. followed by a brief ceremony to celebrate Becky Klenke's 25-year milestone. All are welcome, so please plan to attend and congratulate Becky.

The Wyneken 6" & 7' grade choir will sing at Friedheim next Sunday, April 21.

Grandparents/Special Friends Day will be held on Friday, May 3.  Reservation forms were sent home with the students last Friday and are to be returned by Monday, April 22. Mark your calendars and say "yes" when that Wyneken student invites you to come to school with them that day.

Our Pre-K. (4) through 2nd graders will be presenting a program entitled "Wyneken's World Wide Travelers" on Friday, May 3, in the Wyneken gym at 7:00 p.m. (There will also be a performance at 9:00 a.m. on Friday for those who can't make it to the evening performance.) There will also be a bake sale that night.

The Grandparents Day Committee could use the following items: empty juice cans, Grafting style fluff balls, small buttons, small seeds (sunflower size), and paint stirring sticks. If you can donate these items, please give them to Heidi Werling or Ruth Armao. Thanks!

Market Day order forms are included in this morning's bulletin.  Forms need to be returned to school; by Friday, April 26. Internet orders are due by noon on Saturday, May 4. Orders can be picked up on Thursday, May 9, between 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

There is still time to register your 3 or 4-year old in our Pre-K program for the 2002-2003 school year. Wyneken's Pre-K is open to families within our church congregations as well as the community.  Contact the school office for more information.

If you were unable to attend the North Adams kindergarten round up, 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.

Congratulations to the following Wyneken students from Friedheim who were named to the honor roll for the third quarter: Anna Buuck, Mike Buuck, Chris Gorman, James Gorman, Becky Blomenberg, Jordan Buuck, Rachelle Buuck, Emma Lichtle, Nathan Buuck, Brett Conrad, Lydia Dahling, Alicia Drier, Cam Thieme, Sara Werling, Tyler Armao, Sara Blomenberg, Emily Conrad, Jon Kiefer, Ben Moeller, and Jacob Stoppenhagen. The following students received honorable mention status: Andrea Johnson, Kevin Schultz, Karly Everett, Markie Mourey, and Megan Selking. We are proud of you all! Keep up the good work!

Wyneken Soccer

The JV girls will play Bellmont at 4:15 p.m. on Monday, April 15.

The varsity also has games on Wednesday, April 17, at home at 4:15 p.m. vs. St. John's (Ft. Wayne) and then on Friday, April 19, at 4:15 p.m. at Bethlehem.


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Note: The Easier offering was listed incorrectly in last Sunday's bulletin. It should have read $9,691.55.


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

Quarterly Voters' Meeting

MONDAY 7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

  7:00 p.m.

PTL Meeting @ Wyneken

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 Society Extra Quilting
  11:00 a.m. School dismissal @ Wyneken
  1:30 p.m. Card Party @ Lutheran Home
  7:00 p.m. Choir
THURSDAY 9:00 a.m.

LWML Bible Class @ Dorothy Heckman’s

    NO SCHOOL @ Wyneken


April 21 9:00 a.m.  Worship Service with Holy Communion
  10:30 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class

  11:30 a.m. Reception for Becky Klenke
  3:00 p.m.  LWML/LLL Spring Rally @ Berne
April 22 7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
April 24 8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  7:00 p.m. Choir
  7:00 p.m.

Candidate Call Service @ Kramer Chapel

April 25 7 a.m. - Noon Focus on Health @ Lutheran Home

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