Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

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Easter 7
May 12, 2002

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Worship Page 5
The Solo


Hymns TLH #123, vv. 1-4; #465; #123, vv. 5-8  ©
The Readings Christians in a non-Christian World

Acts 1:1-14

Christians in the world pray for the Spirit

1 Peter 4:12-17; 5:6-11

Christians in the world share Christ’s suffering
John 17:1-11 Christians in the world area prayed for people

The Sermon

“Blessings through the Decades – A Century of Grace at Zion”
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

The Acolyte

Nathan Buuck


We remember our members who will celebrate birthdays this week –Anna Crosby, Hubert Fuelling, Bailey Kaehr, Marvin Drier, Stan Stoppenhagen, Loren Gallmeyer, Al Hormann, Walter Nuerge, Phil Franke, Kevin Linnemeier, and Jean Timm.  We also remember our Wyneken resource teacher, Cindy Roy, our Sunday School teachers and helpers, and Jan Heimann who teaches at Bellmont.  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 Karl King who is a patient at the VA Hospital, Virginia Roy, mother of Lin Gorman, and Tom Dafforn, Hollie Hormann’s father, in our prayers.

We thank Lydia Dahling for sharing her gift of song with us this morning.  We pray that the Lord continues to bless her.

The flowers on the altar are to the glory of God and in honor of Richard & Margaret Buuck as they celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary last week Wednesday.  Their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren placed the flowers in church.  May the Lord continue to bless this couple.

We thank our nursery school/kindergarten students who designed this morning’s bulletin cover.  Their names are next to the drawings they made.  May the Lord continue to bless our young artists as they share their faith through their art.

We also thank our Sunday School students for the carnations that were distributed to the ladies of our congregation this morning.  It is a thoughtful remembrance of the women who have influenced our lives on this Mother’s Day.

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

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 LYF has set the date for the paper/aluminum can drive.  The youth are to be at the Parish Hall on Saturday, May 18, beginning at 8:00 a.m.   If you would like the LYF to pick up your papers and/or cans, please contact Corbin or Lisa Bultemeier (547-4775) or Pastor Dahling. 

The next LYF gym night will be on Sunday, June 2, beginning at 4:00 p.m.  This will be an opportunity to welcome our 8th graders and to bid the senior class a fond farewell.

The cornerstone will be re-laid following the worship service this morning.  In addition, there will be an opportunity for fellowship and refreshments after the cornerstone ceremony.

A Note from our Treasurer:

Checkbook balance, May 1, 2002



Estimated expenses for May:






  Retirement/Health Plan/Taxes












  Wyneken, April payment



  Wyneken, May payment



  Radio broadcast






  Heating fuel



  Sunday School



  Maintenance supplies



  Repairs – Buildings



  Decorating Committee






Total estimated expenses for May



Amount needed to meet est. expenses



Please take a moment to look over the above figures.  As you can see, we are currently two full months behind in our Wyneken payments.  Wyneken closes their books on June 30.  At that time, we must be up to date with our payments.  In addition, we have other bills that must be paid (salaries, utilities, etc.).  Our Trustees will have to borrow money to pay our financial obligations if we do not receive sufficient funds to pay our bills.  Please prayerfully consider our financial situation.

Sunday School Recognition is this morning.  We wish to thank not only the students receiving awards this morning, but the parents for bringing their children each Sunday and the staff who teaches them.  Sunday School will still meet this morning.  The picnic will be held next week during the Sunday School hour.  The following students attended Sunday School faithfully during the 2001-2002 school year.

Nursery/Kindergarten:  Lisa Erxleben & Bonnie Buuck

Travis Hockemeyer, Emily Miller, Andy Blomenberg, Kayla Johnson, Shadow McAllister, Meghan Manley, Carissa Schultz, Timberlee Weiland, Kolton Everett, Anna Franke, Ryan Hockemeyer, Tia Lee, Alex Miller, Alyssa Strickler

First & Second Grades:  Lisa Lee & Shelly Kiefer

P.J. DeKoninck, Alan Bergdall, Rosa DeKoninck, Brett Hormann, Katie Linnemeier, Ben Miller, Madison Stoppenhagen

Third & Fourth Grades:  Jean Timm

Brandon Bergdall, Brittany Franke, Matt Gorman, Allison Hormann, Jessica Linnemeier, Derek Schultz, Alex Weiland, Caleb Buuck, Elliot Conrad, Paul Drier, Elizabeth Kiefer, Allyssa Johnson, Clayton Stoppenhagen, Jenna Timm

Fifth & Sixth Grades:  Teri Conrad & Stan Stoppenhagen

Anna Buuck, Mike Buuck, Chris Gorman, James Gorman, Andrea Johnson, Kevin Schultz, Becky Blomenberg, Jordan Buuck, Rachelle Buuck, Emma Lichtle, Carley Manley

Seventh & Eighth Grades:  Lin Gorman & Kent Kiefer

Brandon Buuck, Nathan Buuck, Brett Conrad, Alicia Drier, Lydia Dahling, Karly Everett, Joey Gorman, Laura Knipstein, Sara Werling, Jon Kiefer, Jacob Lee, Daniel Linnemeier, Ben Moeller, Jacob Stoppenhagen

As has been our custom, our 2nd graders will receive Holy Bibles and our students completing sixth grade will receive Luther’s Small Catechism.

Second Graders:  Gunnar Cale, Bethany Evans, Paul (P.J.) DeKoninck, Ethan Lichtle

Sixth Graders:  Becky Blomenberg, Kyle Brodbeck, Jordan Buuck, Rachelle Buuck, Gabrielle Cale, April Erxleben, James Fuhrmann, Nathan Jackson, John Kock, Shayla Lee, Emma Lichtle, Carley Manley, Chase McAllister, Ivy Mourey

Next Sunday, we will conclude our 2001-2002 Sunday School program.  A picnic will be held during the Sunday School hour.  Make plans on attending!

There will be a Special Voters’ Meeting following the worship service on Sunday, May 26.  Two items are on the agenda for that day—the transfer of money from the Julie Harants-Sambol Education Fund (interest income) for assistance for students attending Concordia High School and our financial situation. 

The choir party will be held on Sunday, May 19, at 5:00 p.m.  Please contact Sandy Blomenberg to make reservations. 

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.  The last pre-season practice will be held this evening at 6 p.m. at the Hoagland diamond (behind the fire station).  The season begins with a game n Wednesday, May 14, at 7:00 p.m. at Hoagland against Union.  Contact Steve Conrad or Kevin Buuck for more information.

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, 

Thank you for the wonderful outpouring of love and support shared through your notes, cards, gifts, and attendance as I celebrated 25 years of teaching God’s lambs.  May God continue to bless each of you.  In Christ, Becky Klenke

Since January 2002 nearly $3.5 million dollars of new loans have been granted to congregations in our Indiana District from the LCEF.  Your investment into the ministry of LCEF is important and a true blessing to those congregations that are looking to expand their ministries through a low cost loan.  For more information about the investment programs available through LCEF, call the Indiana District LCEF offices (1-800-837-1145, ext. 210).  This does not constitute an offer to buy or a request to sell.  The offering is made solely through LCEF’s Offering Circular.

Concordia News

Help support the Concordia Lutheran High School band raise money for their upcoming marching season by getting your car washed.  Band members will be ready to wash your car on Saturday, May 18, at either Wal-Mart location, Coldwater (north) – Apple Glenn (south) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Spring is here at the Concordia Lutheran High School Thrift Shop.  Come in for their May Days Sale – Buy 1 Get 2 FREE on all clothing (no pink or gold tag items) May 17 – 25.  Thrift Shop hours are Monday, 10:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The Concordia High School Music Department will present its annual Spring Choral Concert on Wednesday, May 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel Auditorium.  The A Cappella Choir, Women’s Chorus, Men’s Chorus, Glee Club, and Chamber Singers will perform sacred as well as light secular music.  Tickets are $3 for adults, $2 for students and seniors with an $8 family maximum.

Attendance:  Worship Service – 402 with 217 receiving Holy Communion; Sunday School – 19; Monday Evening Bible Class – 8; Ascension Worship Service – 52 with 34 receiving Holy Communion

Wyneken News

Purchase your SCRIP certificates from Kim Weiland following today’s worship service.  Graduations, weddings, and summer vacations are just around the corner.  Think of SCRIP when planning for these events.

The last chance to order Market Day items for this school year is upon us.  Order forms are included in this morning’s bulletin.  Orders must be returned to school no later than Friday, May 24, with Internet orders due by noon on Saturday, June 1.  Pick-up date is Thursday, June 6, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.  Thanks to all who participated in this fundraiser. 

The library will close on Monday, 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, the tests must be taken by May 13.

The 3rd Annual Talent Show will be held on Thursday, May 16, at 6:30 p.m.  The band (beginner and varsity)will play that evening and our 3rd and 4th graders will be playing their recorders.

Fun Day for our Pre-K (4) through 4th graders will be held on Friday, May 17, beginning at 8:45 a.m. (rain or shine).  If you wish to help, please contact Micki Martin or Rae Fuhrmann as soon as possible.

The Hot Lunch Committee wishes to remind parents that all family accounts are to be paid in full by Friday, May 17.  If you have questions concerning your account, please contact Darrel Ehlerding at 547-4229 (evenings).

The Scrapbooking Club will meet on Sunday, May 19, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Friedheim’s church basement.  All are welcome to come.

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.

The last day of school is Friday, May 24, with dismissal at 11 a.m.  All parents will need to pick up their children that day.  Closing chapel will be held at 10 a.m. with the awards ceremony slated at 8:30 a.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.

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.

Information concerning summer sport camps, art programs, and other enrichment programs are available in the school office.  Contact the school office for registration forms.

Wyneken Soccer

The varsity has a game scheduled with Holy Cross at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, at Heffner Field.  The LSAA varsity soccer tournament begins on May 20.  Info on opponent and time will be available next week.  Come out and cheer on our young athletes!


Amount Received

Amount Needed

Home Purpose






The door collection for the Gideons was $112.


YTD Received

YTD Needed




Home Purpose






*This includes $10,000 from Lutheran Foundation that is earmarked for specific projects and is not available for home purpose expenses so you can think of our YTD Received as being $89,413.65.


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

Re-laying of the cornerstone(Sunday School classes meet after ceremony) 

  6:00 p.m. Men’s softball practice @ Hoagland
MONDAY 7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
TUESDAY 6:00 a.m. Early-bird Bible Class
  7:30 p.m.

Altar Guild

  8:00 p.m. Wyneken School Board
WEDNESDAY 8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken


All Day Tabea Society extra quilting
  7:00 p.m. Choir
  7:00 p.m. Men’s Softball @ Hoagland
THURSDAY 9:00 a.m.

LWML Bible Class

  6:30 p.m.

 Talent Show @ Wyneken

SATURDAY 8:00 a.m. LYF Paper/Aluminum Can Drive


May 19 9:00 a.m. 

Worship Service with Holy Communion
(Choir Service of Song)

  10:30 a.m.

Sunday School picnic

  5:00 p.m. Choir Party
  6:00 p.m. Men’s softball @ Hoagland
May  21 7:00 p.m. Men’s softball @ Hoagland
May 24 8:30 a.m. Awards Ceremony @ Wyneken
  10:00 a.m. Closing Chapel @ Wyneken
  11:00 a.m. School Dismissed

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