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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Examination Sunday
April 25, 2004

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Service

TLH Page 115

The Choir

“Day of Resurrection”


TLH #198; #428; #457; #243 ©

Theme for the Day

Identity of the Risen Christ

First Lesson

Acts 9:1-19

Second Lesson

Revelation 5:11-14

Gospel Lesson

John 21:1-14


Confirmation Class of 2004

Rebekah Rose Blomenberg
Kyle Lucas Brodbeck
Jordan Matthew Buuck
Rachelle Amanda Buuck
Gabrielle Roshel Cale
April Dawn Erxleben
James Paul Fuhrmann
Shayla Rose Lee
Emma Marie Lichtle
Chase Drew McAllister
Carley Jean Manley
Ivy Marie

The Acolyte

Mike Buuck

+ Soli Deo Gloria +

We remember our members who will celebrate birthdays this week—Lydia Dahling, Drew Stoppenhagen, Jared Witte, Eldina Boese (her 94th!), Betty Sielschott, Josh Stoppenhagen, Kim Stoppenhagen, and Kim Schamerloh.  We also remember in our prayers our Wyneken principal, Lowell Timm, Bonnie Buuck, one of our Sunday School teachers, and Gretchen Hudson who teaches in the public school system.  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, Ann Crosby, and Marlene Fuhrman, sister-in-law of Shirley Hormann, Jim & Bill Fuhrman, who has returned home.

We remember in our prayers our servicemen and women.  We especially remember Zach Stoppenhagen whose National Guard unit is being deployed to Afghanistan for 18 months.  We pray that the Lord will watch over Zach as he serves his country.

We rejoice with Dean and Cindy Wass who welcomed a granddaughter, Jessa Rose, to their family on Thursday, April 22.  Jessa is the daughter of Joe and Cheryl Caffee.  May the Good Shepherd keep an ever-watchful eye on this most precious of His lambs.

Included in this morning’s bulletin is our weekly study guide, “Time in the Word.”   This week’s theme is “The Identify of 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.  (With the time change, you may wish to double-check the times of the Ohio programs.)  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?  Mr. Bob Liichow of Discernment Ministry International will lead a discussion on “The Word Faith Movement.” 

There will be a door collection for the Orphan Grain Train this morning following the worship service.

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans is hosting a reception for the confirmands this morning in the church basement.  All are invited to come down to welcome the newest communicant members of our congregation and enjoy some light refreshments.

Council Members:  The minutes of the April 6 Council Meeting are in your slots in the entranceway of the church.  The Elders will meet on Monday, May 3, at 8 p.m. with the Council Meeting set for Tuesday, May 4, at 8 p.m.

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.  When you have “extras,” you can bring the items to the back of the church basement entrance towards the end of the week or on Sunday mornings.  We have someone who has volunteered to deliver the produce.

LYF MEMBERS are reminded that they will be participating in “Join Hands Day” to be held on Saturday, May 1, beginning at 7:30 a.m.  Thrivent Financial for Lutherans is coordinating this event.  You are asked to meet at Kekionga Park at 8 a.m. for donuts and then will be given your work assignment.  One of the projects will be flood clean up at Kekionga Park.  At least six other youth are asked to commit to going to another site for some painting (please let Corbin know if you are willing to do this).  At noon, you will be fed lunch and then will be released for the day.  If anyone else in the congregation would like to help with this project, you are welcome to attend.  All the youth groups in Adams County will be participating in this project.  Let’s have a good turnout from Friedheim!

The Wyneken Expansion Treasurer would like to remind members that when completing your pledge and applying for matching funds from Thrivent through their “GivingPlus Program” that checks need to be made out to Wyneken Memorial Lutheran School and not Zion, Friedheim.  Checks made payable to Zion do not qualify for matching funds.  Thanks for your help!

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.  Kitchenware and small appliances (packed for shipping) will also be accepted.  Collection times are Friday from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Bethlehem Lutheran School’s PTL is hosting a Swiss Steak Dinner today 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.

Serving on Altar Guild in May are Jan Buuck and Cheryl Bultemeyer.

LYF Ushers for May are Alex Lichtle and Matt Nidlinger.
A senior citizens dinner will be held at New Hope Lutheran Church on Thursday, May 6, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  A full meal with baked steak will be served.  The speaker will be Ken Nicholas of Ossian State Bank talking about “Financial Planning for Seniors.”  Ed Higgins will provide entertainment on the piano.  Attendance prizes will be given.  A freewill offering will be taken to cover the cost of the food.  For reservations, please call New Hope (622-7954) by May 3.

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 202 with 131 receiving Holy Communion; Sunday School – 24; Monday Evening Bible Class - 7; Early-bird Bible Class - 11


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Wyneken News

Zesto in Decatur is open!  You can purchase SCRIP in $5 denominations and go and get an ice cream cone!  Just by buying your groceries, gas, and maybe some fast food with SCRIP, Wyneken can receive $400 for the year!  For example, if you purchase $100 a week in grocery certificates this translates into a $312 (for the year) that Wyneken receives, add to that gas at $15 a week ($23 yearly profit), and fast food at $15 week (a $78 profit for the year).  These purchases don’t cost you anything out of the pocket—it just takes a moment.  Why not give SCRIP a try?  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 orders are 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). 

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.  So far the offerings have helped to purchase two sheep and money has been put towards the purchase of a horse.  Thank you!

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.

This is the last Sunday to order your flats of flowers, geraniums, hanging baskets, perennials, as well as gift certificates. You can also order pepper plants, tomato plants, cabbage, and broccoli.  (You will receive the gift certificates immediately and can go to Sandpoint Greenhouse when it is convenient for you to get your plants.  You can also mix and match your flats this way.  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 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.

If you were unable to make North Adams kindergarten round up, there are information packets to be picked up in the school office.  These forms need to be completed and returned by Wyneken’s school registration in August.

Grandparents/Special Person Day will be held on Friday, April 30.  The day begins with registration at 8:45 a.m. and at 9 a.m. the 8th grade class will present a skit.  The classrooms will be open for classroom activities and visitation from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Due to construction work at Bingen, the chapel service will be held in the cafetorium at 1:15 p.m. 

There will be a Spring Scholastic Book Fair April 26-30.  Set up will be in the old first grade classroom located between the kindergarten and Pre-K rooms.  The Fair will be open during school hours.  There will be a give-away on Grandparents Day of two sets of free books valued at $25 each.  Come in during the week and check out the Fair!

A retirement luncheon for Mrs. Donna Schieferstein is scheduled for Sunday, May 16.  The open house will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a catered meal (serving begins at 11:00.m.) and concludes with a presentation to Mrs. Schieferstein at 12:15.m.  All are invited to attend.

Sporting News

The varsity soccer team faces St. Paul on Wednesday, April 28, at Wyneken at 4:15 p.m. Both the varsity and JV teams will play Suburban Bethlehem on Friday, April 30, at Suburban Bethlehem.  The varsity plays at 4:15 p.m. followed by the JV game at 5:30 p.m.

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 today.  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.  Invitations will be sent soon.



9:00 a.m.

Worship Service


10:00 a.m.

Sunday School


10:00 a.m.

Reception for confirmands       


7:00 p.m.

Bible Class


6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class


9:00 a.m.

Morning Glories


All Day

Tabea Society


7:00 p.m.



9:00 a.m.

LWML Bible Class @ Doris Conrad’s



Grandparents/Special Friends Day @ Wyneken


7:30 a.m.

LYF “Join Hands Day” @ Kekionga


May 2

9:00 a.m.

Confirmation with Holy Communion


10:15 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class

May 3

7:00 p.m.

Monday Evening Bible Class


8:00 p.m.

Elders’ Meeting

May 4

6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class


7:30 p.m.

Board of Trustees’ Meeting


8:00 p.m.

Council Meeting

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