Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

We welcome you to Friedheim and pray that you find hope and comfort in God’s Word.  If you are visiting this morning, please sign one of the guest registries located at both entrances of the church.  Please worship with us again soon.

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Lent 5
March 28, 2004

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Service

TLH Page 5

The Choir

“More Love, More Power”


TLH #154; #153; #145 ©

Theme for the Day

Forecast of the Future

Isaiah 43:16-21

God will do a new thing for His people

Philippians 3:8-14

Christians strain forward to the future goal of Christ

Luke 20:9-19

Judgment will come to those who reject God’s Son

The Sermon

“Judgment Awaits those who Reject the Chief Cornerstone” - Luke 20:9-19
     1. Because of sin, we are to be seen as the wicked tenants
     2. Yet, by repentance and faith, the stone won’t crush us.

The Acolyte

Rachelle Buuck

+ Soli Deo Gloria +

We thank Seminarian Keith Reader for delivering this morning’s sermon message.  We pray the Lord’s blessings be upon him as he continues his studies for the ministry.

We remember our members who will celebrate birthdays this week—Micki Blomenberg, Angie Buuck, Valerie Jackson, Les Conrad, Carissa Schultz, Jodi Svoboda, Aaron M. Conrad, Ted Gallmeyer, and Velma Buuck.  We also remember in our prayers our Wyneken aides, Susie Ehlerding, Hollie Hormann, Thelma Standiford, LaDonna McBride, and our school custodian, Kim Ehlerding, Wava Lichtle, one of our Sunday School teachers, and Toney Bergman who teaches in the North Adams system.  May our loving Savior direct, bless, and guide their lives. 

We remember in our prayers the friends and family of Helen Whitacre, Kris Blomenberg’s mother and Tina Geels’ grandmother, who was called to her heavenly home on Saturday, March 20, and was given Christian burial on Tuesday, March 23.  May the God of all comfort be with this family as they grieve and remind them of that great day when they will be reunited with their loved ones in their heavenly home.

May the Great Physician grant health and strength to all who are in need.  We especially remember in our prayers Marlene Fuhrman, sister-in-law of Shirley Hormann, Jim & Bill Fuhrman.  She is a patient at Lutheran Hospital.

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

Make plans to attend our mid-week Lenten service at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday.  Pastor Dahling’s sermon will be “The Good Shepherd Shares the Secrets of a Happy Eternity” from Psalm 23:6.

The LYF will be serving supper prior to the Wednesday evening service.  The menu includes turkey & noodles, turkey sandwiches, desserts, and drinks with serving beginning at 6 p.m. in the Parish Hall.  A free-will donation will be accepted.  LYF members need to bring a dessert (pie, cake, cookies, pudding, etc.) and should be at the Parish Hall to set up by 5 p.m.

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 then on WFCV (1090 AM) at 3:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Stewardship’s Committee Food for Thought:  Not all giving consists of cash donations; you may donate your time, services, or non-cash gifts.  If sacrificial giving is the result of good motives and attitudes, it will honor God.  Consider this verse:   “Let each one do just as he has purposed in his heart; not grudgingly or under compulsion; for God loves a cheerful giver…you will be enriched in everything or all liberality, which through us is producing thanksgiving to God.”  – 2 Corinthians 9:7, 11 

Have you ever tuned in to “Issues, Etc.” that airs LIVE on Sunday evenings from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. on WLYV (1450 AM) in Fort Wayne and on a tape-delay basis on Sunday evenings from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on WFCV (1090 AM) in Fort Wayne? 

Parents with young children, as you come into church, you will notice some blue-zippered bags in both entranceways of church.  These “Mouse Prints” packets consist of 5-6 Christian story/activity books.  You are encouraged to let your children use these during the worship service.  Please return them to the entranceway after the worship service so others can enjoy them in coming weeks.  There are approximately 7 bags placed in each entranceway.  These are a gift from Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.

Please take a moment to look over the order sheet for the Easter Memorial Garden that is included in this morning’s bulletin.  Heller’s is extending the date we need to have the orders in to Sunday, April 4; however, anything ordered after Sunday, March 28, is subject to substitution. 

Council Members:  The minutes from the March 1 Council meeting are in your slots in the entranceway of the church.  The next Council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 6, at 8 p.m. in the church basement.

Church Clean-Up Day has been scheduled for Saturday, April 3, beginning at 8 a.m.  Projects are planned for both inside and outside that day.  Please consider penciling in some time in your schedule to come and help make our church look its best.  Thanks!

The Thursday morning LWML Bible Class will not meet until April 15.  On the 15th, the group will meet at the home of Dorothy Heckman at 9 a.m.

The Poe Volunteer Firefighting Association invites you to their pancake and sausage today.  Serving will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The 13th Annual Lutheran Home/Concord Village Bargain Bonanza Extravaganza will be held on Thursday-Saturday, April 15-17.  It will be held at a new location, Midstate Commercial Warehouse at 3838/3840 E. Pontiac Street, at the corner of Coliseum & Pontiac by the International Harvester Tower (behind Fast and Furious Cycles.  Items can be donated on Friday, April 2 or 9, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. or on Saturday, April 3 or 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Proceeds from this year’s sale will be used for the Center of Care (central nursing station, in the Health and Rehab Center of Lutheran Home.  This will enhance resident care and improve the visiting experience of family members and visitors who come to see their loved ones.  Matching funds will be provided by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans “Care Abounds in the Community” program.

The Lutheran Home Auxiliary card party will be held Wednesday, April 21, beginning at 1:30 p.m. at the Assembly Hall at Lutheran Home.  Tickets cost $3 and can be purchased from Donna Hileman.

LYF ushers for April are Henry Dahling and Andrew Werling.

Adele Blomenberg and Sylvia Scheumann will be serving on Altar Guild in April.

We appreciate all the kindness shown to us following the death of our beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.  We are thankful for the cards, prayers, and support given to us during this difficult time.  We would especially like to thank Pastor Dahling for the care and concern that was shown to us.  May the Lord bless each of you.  – The family of Helen Whitacre

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 234 with 167 receiving Holy Communion; Sunday School – 37; Bible Class – 20; Monday Evening Bible Class - 7; Early-bird Bible Class – 10; Mid-week Lenten Worship Service – 57.  


Last Week’s

Weekly Budget

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Home Purpose:
















Wyneken News

Walgreen’s is now available through SCRIP.  It is available in $20 denomination and will net a 5% return for our school.  SCRIP gave the PTL a check for $1,800 this week bringing its year-to-date total to $17,923.02.  Thanks to all who support this program!  SCRIP is available on Friday afternoons at Wyneken as well as on Sunday mornings.  Kim Weiland is our SCRIP representative.  You can see her following the worship service. You can also E-mail scrip@wyneken.org and place your order.

Market Day Internet pick-up day is Thursday, April 1, 6:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.    If you cannot pick up your order on the 1st, just prepay (cash or check made payable to Market Day or prepay for Internet orders by using your VISA) and arrangements can be made.  If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Franke (623-3992). 

Parent/Teacher conferences will be held Thursday and Friday, April 1 and 2.  Wyneken will dismiss at 12:25 p.m. on both of these days.  There will be no afternoon bus service for all students on either of these days.  Please make arrangements to pick your children up on these days.  Thanks!

Students riding East Allen busses will need to find bus transportation to and from school the week of April 4 (East Allen’s spring break).

The Wyneken Music Department will present their spring concert on Thursday, April 22, at 7 p.m.  Grades 3-8 will be participating in this concert.

Through the “Jump Rope for Heart” program $2,700 was raised.  Freddie Geels was one of the top three money earners and received free tickets to an Indiana Pacers game on April 9.  Thanks to all who contributed to this great cause.  (The American Heart Association is offering to all families, discounted tickets to the Pacers game on April 9.  There are forms in the school office if you are interested.  Deadline to order is April 5.)

Wyneken registration forms have been mailed.  If you didn’t receive yours, please call the school office (639-6177).

Bids are being taken for lawn care and bush trimming at Wyneken.  If you would like more information or would like to submit a bid, please contact a School Board member by April 7.  Friedheim’s representatives are Kent Kiefer, Kent Stoppenhagen, and Mike Conrad.

The final PTL meeting of the year is Monday, April 12, at 6:30 p.m.  On the agenda is the election of officers, budget discussion, and old/new business.  Please plan on attending.  The 8th grade class will provide babysitting.

A scrapbook is being compiled and assembled for Mrs. Donna Schieferstein.  If you have any pictures of her with your or your child, we would like to borrow them to scan and use in the book.  You may also wish to include a note about the picture and the year taken (and include your name so the picture can be returned to you).  If you have a memory to share, just drop that off at the school office or give it to Rae Fuhrmann.  Thanks!

If you are a Wyneken graduate and plan on attending or are attending a Synodical college and plan to serve in a church-related profession, you are eligible for the Germann Servanthood Scholarship.  Awards will be given up to $1,000 per school year.  You are also eligible for this scholarship if you are taking “colloquy” classes to qualify as a Lutheran teacher.  For more information, please contact Rich Schwantz at Wyneken (639-6177) or at home (493-1454.

Northwest Elementary School will be the site of kindergarten round up this year.  It will be held on Tuesday, April 6, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Children who turn 5 years old on or before July 1, 2004 may enroll for the 2004-2005 school year. 

Sporting News

Our Wyneken wrestlers placed third as a team at the LSAA championships.  Four Wyneken students are LSAA champions—Grant Melcher, Ethan Brege, Ben Steiner, and Kevin Schultz.  Placing second was Justin Hardesty.  Third place went to Jordan Buuck and Ian Fifer.  Great job, guys!  A special thank you to those who coached our wrestlers this year—Keith Dicke, Toney Bergman, Jay Ford, and high schoolers Joey Gorman, Brian Moeller, Devin Sielschott, and Derek Scheumann.

Kathy Fuhrmann will be the varsity girls’ soccer coach.  (Thanks, Kathy, for taking on this job!)  Both the JV and Varsity soccer teams will have their first practice on Tuesday, March 30. Both practices begin at 3 p.m. with the JV practice ending at 4:30 p.m. and the varsity practice ending at 5 p.m.  We have nine varsity players and could still use more varsity players to field a team.   



9:00 a.m.

Worship Service


10:00 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class


7:00 p.m.

Bible Class


6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class


9:00 a.m.

Morning Glories


All Day

Tabea Society


6:00 p.m.

LYF Supper


6:30 p.m.



7:30 p.m.

Mid-Week Lenten Service


April 4

9:00 a.m.

Palm Sunday Worship Service with HC 



Easter flower orders due


10:15 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class

April 5

7:00 p.m.

Monday Evening Bible Class

April 6

6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class


9:00 a.m.

Morning Glories


7:30 p.m.

Trustees’ Meeting


8:00 p.m.

Council Meeting

April 7

8:00 p.m.

Wyneken Board of Education

April 8

8:00 a.m.

Thrivent Financial @ Re/Max


7:30 p.m.

Maundy Thursday Worship with HC




April 9

7:30 p.m.

Good Friday Worship with HC

April 10

10:00 a.m.

Easter flowers needed in church

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