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.  Please come back and worship with us again soon!


Easter 5
April 28, 2002

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Worship Page 115
The Choir

“All Things Are Yours, My God”

Hymns TLH #370; #262; “To God Be the Glory”  ©
The Readings The People of God

Acts 17:1-15

God’s people believe the Gospel

1 Peter 2:4-10

God’s people are a chosen, holy people
John 14:1-12 God’s people come to God only through Jesus

The Examination

Tyler William Armao
Brittany Danae Bergdall
Sara Nicole Blomenberg
Jonathan David Buuck
Vanessa Nicole Chapman
Emily Ruth Conrad
Kari Rose Heckman
Jonathon Michael Kiefer
Jacob Alan Lee
Daniel Lee Linnemeier
Ashley Lynn Manley
Benjamin Mikel Moeller
Markie Marie Mourey
Jacob Lawrence Stoppenhagen
Megan Ashley Selking

The Acolyte

Sara Werling


We remember our members who will celebrate birthdays this week –Kim Schamerloh, Jenny Schamerloh, Tanner Jaxson Walker (his first!), Don Erxleben, and Perry Caston.  We also remember our Wyneken School Board, especially those members from Friedheim (Stan Stoppenhagen, Kent Kiefer, and Phil Franke), Lisa Erxleben, one of our Sunday School teachers, and Christine Bultemeier who teaches at Heritage.  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 remains in the neonatal intensive care unit at Lutheran, Karl King who wass at the VA Hospital, Virginia Roy, mother of Lin Gorman, and Tom Dafforn, Hollie Hormann’s father, in our prayers. 

We also remember in our prayers the Armao and Stout families.  Bob Armao has completed his vicarage and received his first call to Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Chicago, Illinois.  Tim Stout will serve his vicarage at Calvary Lutheran at Plymouth, Indiana.   May the Lord bless their ministries.

Included in this morning’s bulletin is our weekly study guide, “Time in the Word.”  This week’s theme is “The Spirit in the Christian’s Life.”

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).

The AAL invites you to a reception following this morning’s worship service to be held in the church basement.  Please come and welcome these 15 young people as communicant members of our church.

The AAL will also have a meeting this morning.

Confirmation pictures will be taken this Saturday, May 4.  Please be at church by 8 a.m.  Thanks!

The confirmation class is asked to meet in the back of church (prior to going down to the reception) following today’s examination.  Some pictures need to be taken for the cornerstone project.  Thanks!

The LYF plans on having a paper/aluminum can drive sometime in May or June.  Watch the bulletin and newsletter for more complete details.  Start saving your papers and cans for the youth to pick up for you.

There will be a “Helping Hands” dinner for Larkanne (Bultemeyer) Griffiths at Wyneken today.  Serving begins at 10:30 a.m. and continues to 1 p.m.  Carryouts are available.  On the menu is pork from Manley’s and chicken from Gerbers, Richards, and Fox’s.  A free will donation will be accepted.  A silent auction (items can be found in the library) and raffle will also be held.  Tickets for the raffle are available at Wyneken this morning.

Our congregation’s men’s softball season will begin soon.  The current players ask for anyone who likes competition, plus outdoor fellowship, to join their team.  Two pre-season practices will be held—the first on Sunday, May 5; the second, on Sunday, May 12.  Both practices will begin at 6 p.m. at the Hoagland diamond (behind the fire station).  Contact Steve Conrad or Kevin Buuck for more information.

Youth ushers for May are Joey Des Jean and Kevin Heckman.

Altar Guild members for May are Pat Buuck and Dorothy Heckman.

Dear Members of Friedheim,

Thank you for the cards, prayers, visits, and Christian concern during and following Timothy’s hospitalization.  A special thank you to Pastor Dahling for his visits and prayers.  Timothy is healing well.          ----  Jeff, Carolyn, & Timothy Kiess

Attendance:  Worship Service – 301 with 167 receiving HC; Sunday School – 59; Bible Class - 23; Monday Evening Bible Class - 7; Early-bird Bible Class - 5    

Wyneken News

Purchase your SCRIP certificates from Kim Weiland following today’s worship service.  There is a special bonus for Bath & Body Works certificates—the return is 18% instead of 13%.

Mid term ended last Wednesday.  Mid-term reports will be sent home with the students on Monday, April 29.

Grandparents/Special Friends Day will be held on Friday, May 3.  If you are attending the lower grades program, it begins at 9:00 a.m.  If not, please do not arrive until 10 a.m.  The chapel service will begin at 1:30 p.m.

Bring your baked goods to the library for the all-day bake sale on Friday, May 3, in the library. Anything that is not sold during the school day will be set out for the lower grade program’s bake sale that night.

Our Pre-K (4) through 2nd graders will present “Wyneken’s World Wide Travelers” this Friday, May 3, at 7 p.m. in the Wyneken gym.  (There will also be a performance at 9:00 a.m. on Friday for those who can’t make it to the evening performance.)  Stop by the cafeteria and purchase some delicious baked goods.

Market Day order Internet orders must be placed 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 will be no East Allen bus transportation home on May 9.  Parents, please make arrangements to get your child home that day.

The library will close on May 13.  All books must be returned at that time with inventory also being held on the 13th.  If you want to help with inventory, please contact Susie Ehlerding at 724-8760.

For AR tests to count towards the Dairy Queen (May 15) and Pizza Hut (May 21) trips, they must be taken by May 13.

The 3rd Annual Talent Show will be held on Thursday, May 16.  Screenings for grades 6-8 will be held this week, while screenings for the PK-5th graders being held the week of May 6.  The band will play that evening and our 3rd and 4th graders will be playing their recorders.

The athletic banquet has been scheduled for Tuesday, May 21, at 6:30 p.m.  More details will be coming your way from the Boosters.

A special THANK YOU to all the mothers, grandmothers, fathers, and especially the junior 4-H members and siblings who helped with the meetings.  The leaders could not have completed the projects without YOU!  Your time and effort and donations for the projects to assist the “49” children are tremendously appreciated.  If you have any questions after receiving the project books, please feel free to call Lisa Kiess, Sharon Franke, Edy Krueckeberg, Kim Tinsley, or Lynn Schueler.  Again, THANK YOU!!

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.

Chapel offerings for May are for the benefit of the Ronald McDonald House in Indianapolis.  A list of requested items is posted on the bulletin board in either entranceway of church.  You may send your donations with any Wyneken student or drop them off at school.

Wyneken Soccer

The varsity has three games this week.  They play Emmanuel-St. Michael at 4:15 p.m. on Monday, April 29; Concordia on Tuesday, April 30, at 4:15 p.m. and on Wednesday, May 1, they will face St. Paul (Ft. Wayne) at 5:30 p.m.  All games will be played at Wyneken.   Come out and cheer on our young athletes!


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*This includes $10,000 from Lutheran Foundation that is earmarked for specific projects and is not available for home purpose expenses.


TODAY 9:00 a.m.  Examination Sunday
  10:15 a.m.

Sunday School

  10:15 a.m. AAL Meeting
  10:15 a.m.  Reception for confirmands
  10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Benefit for Larkanne Griffiths
MONDAY 7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
TUESDAY 6:00 a.m. Early-bird Bible Class
  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories


All Day Tabea Society
  7:00 p.m. Choir
THURSDAY 9:00 a.m.

LWML Bible Class @ Adele Blomenberg’s

FRIDAY 9:00 a.m.

 Special performance of lower grade program

  10:00 a.m. Grandparents/Special Friends Day @ Wyneken
  1:30 p.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
SATURDAY 8:00 a.m. Confirmation pictures to be taken 


May 5 9:00 a.m. 

Confirmation Sunday with Holy Communion

  10:30 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class

May  6 7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
  8:00 p.m. Elders’ Meeting
May 7 6:00 a.m. Early-bird Bible Class
  7:30 p.m. Board of Finance/Trustees
  8:00 p.m. Council Meeting
May 8 8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  7:00 p.m. Choir
May 9 7:30 p.m.

Ascension Service  

The Lutheran Hymnal midi files copyright © 1998 Rev. Richard Jordan, used by permission