Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

We are happy that you joined us this morning in our celebration of the glorious resurrection of our Lord.  It is always best to share joy with other people.  We invite you to return often and share in our celebration in the new life of this Easter season.  If you are communing with us this morning, please fill out a communion registration card.  These cards may be found in either entranceway of the church.  Please place the cards in the offering plate or give them to one of the Deacons.  Thanks!


Easter Sunday
April 11, 2004

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents


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The Prelude

The Choir

“Easter Celebration”

The Opening Hymn

TLH #200 (verses 4 & 7 by choir only)

“I Know that My Redeemer Lives”

The Call to Worship



The Easter Collect



The Choir


“Jesus Christ Arose from Death on Easter Day”

The Scripture Readings




First Lesson

Exodus 15:1-11


Second Lesson

1 Corinthians 15:1-11

The Solo

Lydia Dahling

“But thou didst not leave His soul in Hell”

“But thou didst leave His soul in Hell, nor didst thou suffer thy holy one to see corruption.” – Psalm 16:10


Gospel Lesson           

Luke 24:1-12




The Sermon Hymn

See Insert

“To God Be the Glory”

The Sermon

“Life Now Has Meaning  Luke 24:1-11

1.      To be sure the meaninglessness of life is a problem of human nature.

2.      Christ gives meaning to our life.


The Gathering of the Morning Offerings

The choir will sing “At the Lamb’s High Feast” during the gathering of offerings.

The Prayers of the People of God at Friedheim



The Lord’s Prayer



The Communion Prayer



The Words of Institution & the Distribution



The Distribution Hymns




“Christ the Lord is Risen Today; Alleluia!”

TLH #191


“Christ the Lord is Risen Today”

TLH #193


“I Know that My Redeemer Liveth

Lydia Dahling


“This is the Feast of Victory for Our God”

See Insert


“He’s Risen, He’s Risen, Christ Jesus the Lord”

TLH #198


“Jesus Christ is Risen Today, Alleluia”

TLH #199


“The Day of Resurrection”

TLH #205

The Post-Communion Collect



The Benediction



The Choir


“Hallelujah Chorus”

(The congregation is invited to join the choir in singing the “Hallelujah Chorus.”)




The Acolyte

Carley Manley


 +  Soli Deo Gloria  +

We thank all those who enhanced our worship service this morning with their musical gifts.  It has truly made our worship service more memorable.

Announcements – Easter Sunday

We remember our members who will celebrate birthdays this week—Teri Conrad, Brittany Franke, Jack Reiff, Meghann Manley, Deb Miller, Vanessa Robinson, Tom Buuck, Dick Miller, Lowell and Timm, Brooks Maurice Myers (his first!).  We also remember in our prayers our Wyneken child care staff, Tami Schultz and Kim Grote, Lisa Lee, one of our Sunday School teachers, and Christine Bultemeier who teaches at Heritage High 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, Armilla Conrad who underwent tests this past week, Ann Crosby who underwent tests in a Florida hospital, Stephanie Sanderson, Paul Des Jean’s sister, who was involved in a traffic accident last week and is a patient at Parkview Hospital, and Marlene Fuhrman, sister-in-law of Shirley Hormann, Jim & Bill Fuhrman, who is undergoing rehab at Lutheran Hospital.

We extend our Christian sympathy to the family and friends of Ardena Burke, mother of Kay Jackson, who was called to her heavenly home last Tuesday, April 6, and was given Christian burial yesterday afternoon.  May the God of all comfort be with those who mourn and remind them of that great day when they will be reunited with their loved one in heaven.

We welcome Elizabeth Schuller, Daniel Schuller’s wife, to church membership through adult confirmation.  Elizabeth finished her instruction on Saturday, April 3.  We pray the Lord’s blessings upon her.

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

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?  Dr. Jeff Gibbs of Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri will lead a discussion of “The Resurrection of Jesus Christ.” 

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.

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

Council Members:  The minutes from the April 5 Council meeting are in your slots in the entranceway of the church.  The next Council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 4, at 8 p.m. in the church basement.

The Thursday morning LWML Bible Class will meet at the home of Dorothy Heckman at 9 a.m. this Thursday, April 15.

The LLL/LWML Spring Rally will be held on Sunday, April 18, at 3 p.m. at Preble.  A light supper will be served following the meeting.  The guest speaker is The Rev. Dr. Daniel Gard of Concordia Theological Seminary.  He will speak about his experiences as a chaplain while on active duty.  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.  There will be an ingathering for “Second Chance.”  Requested items include a corn broom, quart canning jars with lids (these don’t have to be new, but need to be in good condition), a pressure cooker for canning, vegetable seeds and seedlings, any women’s personal hygiene products, or canned food.   

Parents of the Confirmation Class of 2004:  Pictures will be taken this Saturday, April 17.  Please have your child here (with gown) no later than 8:45 a.m. 

Make plans to attend our Quarterly Voters’ meeting that will be held following the worship service next Sunday, April 18.


Balance in checkbook, April 1, 2004



Anticipated expenses for April:






   Communion Supplies












   Sunday School



   Wyneken, March payment



   Wyneken, April payment



   Radio Broadcast






   Offering Envelopes



   Stewardship Material



   Supplies & Stationary






   Equipment, repair



   Heating Fuel









   Maintenance Supplies



   Repairs, Buildings






   Taxes & State Fees



Total anticipated expenses for April



Amount needed to make budget



The Trustees wish to thank those who came and helped on “Church Clean Up Day.”  Your assistance was appreciated.

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.  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.

Gardeners:  Remember as you make your plans for your vegetable garden to keep in mind our mission project.  We will be donating any extra produce to “Second Chance,” a ministry for women in Ft. Wayne.  Think about what “extras” you might want to plant that will help feed these women and their children.

We thank the Decorating Committee for the work they did in beautifying the church this morning.  We also appreciate all those who contributed flowers in honor of or in memory of someone special.  You may take your plants home following the Easter festival service this morning.

In Loving Memory of                                                                  Contributed by:

Ralph Berning                                                                           Bernice Berning family

Lawrence & Selma Bultemeier; Arnita Thieme; Marlene               Ron & Kathy Bultemeier

   Anderson; Dawson Bultemeier           

Arthur & Alma Boenker                                                            The Allen Buuck family

Richard Keuneke                                                                      Evelyn Keuneke

Dan Jeffrey & Conner Terhune                                                  Jeff & Sherril Bradtmueller

Our parents & Katie Marie Heckman                                         Richard & Alma Miller

Cliff & Margaret Kiefer                                                              Sean & Betty Sielschott & family

Alfred & Elsie Buuck                                                                 Jan Buuck

Clifford & Margaret Kiefer                                                        The Kent Kiefer family

Herman & Mela Norden                                                           Ronald & Bonnie Buuck

Aldine & Darlene Conrad                                                          Roger & Marla Manley & family

Helen Whitacre                                                                         Tim & Kris Blomenberg

M/M Otto Fuhrman & M/M Emil Scheumann                            Jim & Evie Fuhrman

Sandy Gardner & Kay Stoppenhagen                                        Keith & Mitzi Gardner

Aldine & Darlene Conrad; Edward Scheumann                         Richard & Eldora Scheumann

Doyle & Winona Gehres                                                           Don & Shirley Gehres

Kenneth Gaunt                                                                          Dave & Teri Conrad & family

Dick Keuneke                                                                           Joe & Lin Gorman family

Janell Scott & Aldine Conrad                                                     Mark & Carma Conrad

Candi Shannon                                                                          Confirmation Class of 1997

Helen Whitacre                                                                          Fred & Tina Geels

Dale & Shirley Knight; Elizabeth Nelson; Paul & Edna Hansen;

Fred Hansen, Bill & Marion Gillett                                             Marvin & Shirley Drier

Our Parents                                                                               Don & Pat Buuck

Whip & Evelyn Gallmeyer                                                          Dale & Mary Gallmeyer; DeWayne & Deb Gallmeyer

Arnold Thieme; Karl Sprunger                                                    The Floyd Thieme family

Tom Colchin                                                                              Sharon Colchin

M/M Otto Fuhrman; M/M William Hormann; Alex Hormann      Al & Shirley Hormann

Lawrence & Selma Bultemeier; Dawson James Bultemeier         Melyssa Bultemeier

In Honor of                                                                                Contributed by:

Our Grandchildren                                                                     Al & Shirley Hormann

Richard & Margaret Buuck                                                         Ronald & Bonnie Buuck

Vic & Bonnie Strickler                                                                Alyssa & Lucas Strickler

Richard & Eldora Scheumann                                                    Don & Shirley Gehres

Our family                                                                                 Dean & Cindy Wass

Evelyn Keuneke (the most wonderful grandmother)                     James, Chris, Matt, & Joey Gorman

Their Grandparents                                                                    Karly & Kolton Everett

Beatrice Remy                                                                          Don & Pat Buuck

Jack Reiff (Happy Birthday!)                                                       Brittany Franke

Brittany & Anna Franke                                                              Phil & Sharon Franke

Richard & Margaret Buuck                                                         The Allen Buuck family

Alice Preston & Fred Taylor                                                       Sean & Betty Sielschott & family

Leonard & Christine Bultemeier and Don & Beth Kitson also placed flowers in church.

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.

If you haven’t yet picked up your 2003 Annual Report & 2004 Membership Directory, please do so this morning.  The reports will be placed in the entranceways after this morning.

LYF members are reminded of the “Join Hands Day” tentatively scheduled for Saturday, May 1.  Watch the bulletin for more information as to time and location.

There will be another Orphan Grain Train clothing, shoes, and bedding collection this year on May 7 & 8 at the parking lot of Zion Lutheran Church in Decatur.  As soon as we have information on time the site will be accepting items, the information will be passed on to you.

The Bethlehem Lutheran School’s PTL is hosting a Swiss Steak Dinner on Sunday, April 25, with serving from 11:15 1.m. to 1 p.m.  Proceeds are to help the family of Jakob Dawson, infant son of Nicole Dawson.  Jakob has Down Syndrome and a heart condition and the family is struggling with his medical expenses.  Matching funds will be available from Thrivent.  Please keep this family in your prayers.

Emanuel Lutheran Church Ladies’ Society will hold their semi-annual rummage sale at 800 Green Street, New Haven, on Thursday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Friday, April 23, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  A $2 bag sale will be held on Friday.

The Kantorei of Concordia Theological Seminary will present the music of the Easter season on Sunday, April 18, at the Kramer Chapel on the campus of the Ft. Wayne Seminary.  The concert begins at 4 p.m.

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 288 with 193 receiving Holy Communion; Sunday School – 67; Bible Class – 17; Monday Evening Bible Class - 7; Maundy Thursday Worship Service – 98 with 89 receiving Holy Communion


Last Week’s

Weekly Budget

+/- for the Week

+/- for the Year

Home Purpose:















Wyneken News

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 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). 

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.

The final PTL meeting of the year is Monday, April 12, at 7:00 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.

There will be no afternoon bus on Thursday, April 15, and Friday, April 16, for those students riding North Adams busses.  Children riding East Allen busses will need a way home on Thursday, April 15. 

April and May chapel offerings will be given to Lutheran World Relief to help poor families in Krygyzstan.  The offerings will be used to help these families purchase sheep, cows, and chickens, for their community farms and thus help provide food, employment, and clothing.

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, from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.  Pre-sale tickets cost $4 per chicken half and will be available this morning through May 2.  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, perennials, as well as gift certificates. (You will receive the gift certificates immediately and can go to Sandpoint Greenhouse when it is convenient for you to get your plants.  There is an expiration date on the certificates of May 31, 2004; however.)  Orders are due no later than April 30.  Delivery date to Wyneken is May 7.  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. 

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.

The Hot Lunch Committee is looking for a volunteer to take over the duties of treasurer.  The person who takes this position will be responsible for maintaining the daily lunch count also.  Please call Dawn Buuck (724-7952) if you are interested in this position.

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 at 4:15 p.m. on the 14th against Unity at 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.  (Our coaches include Kathy Fuhrmann as head varsity coach with Pastor Olson, Ashley Fuhrmann, and Jeni Wefel as assistants.  The JV is coached by Rich Skaggs with Alicia Drier assisting.)

Open gym for all 7th and 8th graders from the three congregations (you don’t need to attend Wyneken to come to open gym) will be held on Sunday, April 18.  Don’t forget to bring a pair of court-only gym shoes.  Volleyball open gym will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. with basketball following from 6 p.m. to 7:55 p.m.

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.



6:30 a.m.

Sunrise Worship Service with Holy Communion


7:30 a.m.

Easter Breakfast


9:00 a.m.

Festival Worship Service with Holy Communion


7:00 p.m.

Bible Class


6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class


9:00 a.m.

Morning Glories


7:30 p.m.

LWML Quarterly Meeting


All Day

Tabea Society


8:20 a.m.

Chapel @ Wyneken


7:00 p.m.



9:00 a.m.

LWML Bible Class @ Dorothy Heckman’s


5:30 p.m.

Doors open for PTL dance @ Hoagland Hayloft


8:45 a.m.

Confirmation pictures & practice


April 18

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion


10:15 a.m.

Sunday School


10:15 a.m.

Quarterly Voters’ Meeting


3:00 p.m.

LWML/LLL Spring Rally @ Preble        

April 19

7:00 p.m.

Monday Evening Bible Class

April 20

6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class


9:00 a.m.

Morning Glories

April 23


Items for May newsletter needed in the church office

April 24

8:30 a.m.

Registration for LWML Praise Service @ Soest


9:00 a.m.

Praise Service @ Soest

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