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 communing with us today, please take a moment to complete a communion registration card.  Cards can be found in either entranceway of the church.  You may place the card in the offering plate or give it to one of the Deacons.  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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Palm Sunday
April 4, 2004

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Service

TLH Page 15

The Choir

“Now Sing We All Hosanna”


TLH #161; #351; #160; #163; #162 ©

Theme for the Day

The Nature of God’s Love

The First Lesson

Zechariah 9:9-10

The Second Lesson

Philippians 2:5-11

The Gospel Lesson

Luke 19:28-40

The Sermon

“Obedient to the Death on the Cross” - Philippians 2:5-11

1.      The mind of humility leads to Good Friday.

2.      The miracle of exultation leads to Easter.

The Acolyte

April Erxleben

+ Soli Deo Gloria +

We remember our members who will celebrate birthdays this week—Ben Miller, Rich Scheumann, Hunter Wilkinson, Nick George, Leesa Heckman, Jerry Bultemeyer, and Joy Erxleben.  We also remember in our prayers our Wyneken cooks—Angie Werling, Sharon Brenneke, and Marcia Selking--and our school secretary, Dani Fuhrman, Rhonda Linnemeier, one of our Sunday School teachers, and Kristie Brown who teaches in the public school.  May our loving Savior direct, bless, and guide their lives. 

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

Included in this morning’s bulletin is our weekly study guide, “Time in the Word.”   This week’s theme is “Christ is Risen.”

Make plans to attend our Holy Week services.  On Maundy Thursday the sermon will be “A Real Supper for Real People” and on Good Friday the sermon will be “Three Crosses Speak.”  Both services begin at 7:30 p.m. with Holy Communion being celebrated.

The LYF will be serving an Easter breakfast between the sunrise and festival services next Sunday.  The congregation is invited to attend and enjoy both the fellowship and food!  On the menu—scrambled eggs, ham, mixed fruit, breakfast rolls, milk, orange juice, and coffee.  A free-will donation will be accepted. 

LYF members are reminded to bring one dozen breakfast rolls next Sunday except the seniors.  They are to bring either one gallon of milk or one gallon of orange juice.  The LYF officers will notify you of which you need to bring.  Youth should be at the Parish Hall by 5 a.m.  Set up for the breakfast is Saturday morning, April 10, at 9 a.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.

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.

Easter flower orders are due today.  There are extra order blanks in the entranceway of the church.  (Just a reminder—If you are bringing flowers to church and aren’t ordering them through the Decorating Committee, you need to have your flowers to church by 10 a.m. on Saturday.  If you want an acknowledgment in the bulletin on Easter Sunday, you must contact the church office by Monday, April 5, with the necessary information.) 

The LWML will have their quarterly meeting on Tuesday, April 13, in the church basement.  The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m.

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.

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 LLL/LWML Spring Rally will be held on Sunday, April 18, at 3 p.m. at Preble.  Professor Daniel Gard will be the guest speaker.  All are welcome to attend.

The LWML Spring Praise Service, “Living in Green Pastures,” will be held on Saturday, April 24, at Soest.  Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with the service beginning at 9 a.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 9, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. or on Saturday, April 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.

The last day to register to vote for the May primary is Monday, April 5.

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 206; Sunday School – 37; Bible Class – 18; Monday Evening Bible Class - 6; Early-bird Bible Class – 5; Mid-week Lenten Worship Service – 88


Last Week’s

Weekly Budget

+/- for the Week

+/- for the Year

Home Purpose:












 3/21 - $530.00
3/24 - $89.07
3/28 - $23.00
3/31 - $148.07




Wyneken News

The news is good!  The accreditation team announced that they recommend our school for National Lutheran School Accreditation.  It will be the last of August or early in September before we get the official word.  We will then have to wait at least another year to be accredited by the State of Indiana.  Thanks to all who helped with this process.

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 order forms are included in today’s bulletin.  Orders need to be returned to school by Thursday, April 22 with Internet orders due by noon on Saturday, May 1.  Pick-up day is Thursday, May 6, 6:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.    Items on special this month include marinated sirloin roast, Quencherz variety pack, peas, potato skins, French dip, fruit singles, and Bagel-ers.  There are also quite a few new items.  Check out the brochure and place an order!  If you cannot pick up your order on the 6th, 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). 

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. To avoid the $25 late fee (for returning families only), these forms are to be returned to the school office by Thursday, April 8.   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.

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.

Choir Schedule:  The 6th graders will sing at Preble on April 18 (10:15 a.m.).  The 7th graders will sing at Bingen on April 18 (8:00 a.m.).  The 8th graders will sing at Friedheim on June 6 (9:00 a.m.).

The Wyneken 8th grade class of 2005 will be having a chicken BBQ on Mother’s Day, May 9.  Pre-sale tickets cost $4 and will be available beginning next Sunday, April 11.  You may purchase your tickets from Anna Buuck, Mike Buuck, Chris Gorman, James Gorman, Andrea Johnson, or Kevin Schultz.

The class will also be selling flats of flowers, geraniums, hanging baskets, as well as gift certificates.  (Sandpoint Greenhouse is the supplier.)  They will receive their sales kits this week.  Delivery date is May 8.  If you are interested in making a purchase, you can contact any Wyneken 7th grader (see above).  The profits from each of these fundraisers will go towards their Washington, DC trip in the spring of 2005. 

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. 

The Wyneken PTL is sponsoring an adults only spring dance at the Hoagland Hayloft on Friday, April 16.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner starting at 6:30 p.m.  Come and enjoy the chicken and Swiss steak dinner.  Also on the menu—scalloped potatoes, corn, beans, salad, dinner roll, and Texas sheet cake.  Dancing will be from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. with the music provided by “Breakaway.”  Door Prizes will be given away.  The cost is $15 per person in advance and $17.50 per person if you purchase your tickets at the door.  You may purchase your tickets from Kim Weiland this morning.

Children who are not picked up by 3 p.m. will be sent to the Wyneken Extended Care Room. And you will be required to pick up your child from there.  They are not allowed to wait in the lobby area or outside.  In addition, you must come to the lobby to pick up your children.  Thanks for your help in this matter.

Grandparents/Special Person Day will be held on Friday, April 30.  More information will be coming home, but mark your calendars now for this important date.

Wyneken continues to collect tabs for Riley Children’s Hospital.  There are boxes in either entranceway of church for you to take home in which you can place your tabs.  Pick one up this morning if you need another one.

Sporting News

Soccer practice continues for both squads.  The varsity will have their first game on the 14th against Unity.  The JV and varsity both will have games at Wyneken on Friday, April 16.  The varsity will play Emmanuel-St. Michael at 4:15 p.m. with the JV game to follow against Holy Cross at 5:30 p.m.

Open gym for our 7th and 8th graders will begin in April (dates to be announced).  There will separate times for volleyball and basketball.

Parents of 7th and 8th grade athletes:  Please keep Sunday, May 16, open on your schedule.  The athletic banquet is planned for that day beginning at 5 p.m.



9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion


10:15 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class


7:00 p.m.

Bible Class


8:00 p.m.

Elders’ Meeting


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


All Day

Tabea Society


8:00 p.m.

Wyneken Board of Education


8:00 a.m.

Thrivent Meeting @ Re/Max


6:30 p.m.



7:30 p.m.

Maundy Thursday worship with Holy Communion


7:30 p.m.

Good Friday worship with Holy Communion


9:00 a.m.

Set up for Easter Breakfast


10:00 a.m.

Easter flowers to church


April 11

6:30 a.m.

Easter Sunrise Service


7:30 a.m.

Easter breakfast


9:00 a.m.

Easter Festival Service with Holy Communion

April 12

7:00 p.m.

Monday Evening Bible Class

April 13

6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class


9:00 a.m.

Morning Glories


7:30 p.m.

LWML Quarterly Meeting


9:00 am.

LWML Bible Class at Dorothy Heckman’s

April 16

5:30 p.m.

Doors open for PTL Dance at the Hayloft

April 17

8:45 a.m.

Confirmation pictures/practice

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