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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Easter 5
May 9, 2004

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Service

TLH Page 32


TLH #205; #198; #545 ©

Theme for the Day

The Newness of the Resurrection

Acts 13:44-52

A new missionary direction

Revelation 21:1-6

A new heaven and earth

John 13:31-35

A new commandment


“A Fresh New Start” – Revelation 21:1-6

1.      The old kind of people and world are to go.

2.      There will be a new kind of people and world.

The Acolyte

Chris Gorman

+ Soli Deo Gloria +

We remember our members who will celebrate birthdays this week—Sandy Blomenberg, Jon Buuck, Chris Gorman, James Gorman, Ashley Manley, Floyd Thieme, Anna Crosby, Hubert Fuelling, Bailey Kaehr, Marv Drier, Stan Stoppenhagen, and Loren Gallmeyer.  We also remember in our prayers one of our Wyneken 8th grade teachers, Marv Drier, Teri Conrad and Sharon Franke, our substitute Sunday School teachers, and Lisa Kiess who teaches at Adams Central.  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 Dick Hileman who underwent tests at Lutheran Hospital, Clarence Bultemeier who has returned home, Lucile Stoppenhagen who is a patient at Bluffton Regional Medical Center, and Bill Baker, Shelly Kiefer’s grandfather, who is recovering from open-heart surgery.

We rejoice with Gerhard and Hildegard Kiefer who will celebrate their 54th wedding anniversary on Friday, May 14.  May the Lord continue to bless this couple.

We remember in our prayers Andrew Overhiser, son of Lin Overhiser-Gorman, who will receive his degree from Indiana University this afternoon and will begin his three-year residency followed by a 3-year fellowship with the IU Medical Center system.  We pray that the Lord would guide and bless him as he completes his medical studies.

The flowers on the altar are to the glory of God and in honor of Richard and Margaret Buuck’s 61st wedding anniversary yesterday.  The flowers have been placed in church, with love and admiration, by their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

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

The ladies thank the Sunday School students for their gift of appreciation this morning.  The carnations are beautiful!

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.

Stewardship Committee’s Food for Thought:  Many Christians are going to be ashamed to face the Lord and explain why they hoarded money while others went hungry.  Consider this verse:  “’Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years to come; take your ease, eat, drink, and be merry.’ But God said to him, ‘You fool!  This very night your soul is required of you; and now who will own what you have prepared.’  So is the man who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.”  – Luke 12:19-21

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?   

There will be a door collection for the Gideons today.

Pastor Dahling will be attending the Pastors’ Conference this Monday and Tuesday.  We pray that the conference will be a successful one.

A Note from Treasurer:

Checkbook balance, May 1, 2004



Anticipated bills for May:












   Sunday School



   Wyneken, April payment



   Wyneken, May payment



   Radio Broadcast






   Stewardship Material



   Supplies & Stationery






   Equipment, Repair









   Maintenance Supplies



   Repairs, Buildings & Property



Total anticipated bills for May



Funds needed to meet bills



The Altar Guild will meet in the church basement for their quarterly meeting on Tuesday, May 11, at 7:30 p.m.

The men’s softball team will begin their season the week of May 23.  Watch the bulletin for further information about pre-season practices.  Contact Steve Conrad if you want to participate.  New players and past players are always welcome to join!

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.

Ladies, do you know how much a few simple items can mean to a woman trying to recover from an addiction to alcohol or drugs?  As part of the ingathering at the LWML Convention in June, we will be collecting some of the items needed by the Hope Recovery Program for Women in Lexington, Kentucky.  Items that would be beneficial include house slippers, wristwatches, phone calling cards, new greeting cards (can be Christian), brushes, and combs.  Perhaps, you like to quilt.  A second program being helped is the St. John’s Lutheran Church Quilt Project.  They are in need of baby quilts (36” x 45” backed with flannel) and adult-sized quilts (45” x 60” or 60” x 60”).  There are boxes in either entranceway of the church for your donations or you may give them to Marlene Conrad.  We will be collecting items throughout May and just prior to our leaving for the convention. 

The bulletin will be printed on Thursday, May 13.  Please have any announcements to the church office by 8 a.m. on Thursday.  Thanks!

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 344 with 206 receiving Holy Communion; Sunday School – 29; Monday Evening Bible Class - 7; Early-bird Bible Class – 7.


Last Week’s

Weekly Budget

+/- for the Week

+/- for the Year

Home Purpose:
















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.

The Wyneken 8th grade class of 2005 will be having a chicken BBQ today from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.  There are a few extra halves available this morning if you didn’t get your pre-sale tickets.  If the weather is clear, you may pick up your chicken in the front of church.  In case of inclement weather, please go to the Parish Hall.  Thanks again for supporting the class in their efforts to raise funds for Washington, DC.  (Just for your information, there will be another chicken BBQ dinner on Father’s Day.  Pre-sale tickets will be available beginning May 30.)

You can still purchase gift certificates for hanging baskets, geraniums, and flats from Sandpoint Greenhouse.  You can also mix and match your flats this way.  There is an expiration date on the certificates of May 31, 2004; however.  If you wish to make a purchase, you can contact any Wyneken 7th grader (Anna Buuck, Mike Buuck, Chris Gorman, James Gorman, Andrea Johnson, and Kevin Schultz).  The profits will go towards their Washington, DC trip in the spring of 2005. 

Wyneken will have early dismissal on Monday, May 10, at 12:25 p.m.  Students riding on North Adams busses will have bus transportation.  Students riding East Allen busses will need to find transportation home.  If you will need to use the Extended Care services for the afternoon, please call Tami Schultz at 639-6064.

The Hot Lunch Committee would like to remind all families that lunch accounts need to be paid in fully by Friday, May 21.  If you have questions about your account, please contact Kelly Todd (639-7291).

Mid-term reports were sent home last Wednesday.  If you have any questions, please contact your child’s teacher.

The PTL Food and Beverage Committee is in need of a parent or parents to take over this position.  You would be in responsible for organizing bake sales during programs, provide food/drinks for meetings (PTL, faculty), parent/teacher conferences, and other events.  You can contact Kelly Todd, current committee person, or any PTL officer—Cam Nelson, Tom DeBolt, Linda Kleine, or Brian Hartman—if you are interested.

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 a.m.) and concludes with a presentation to Mrs. Schieferstein at 12:15.m.  All are invited to attend.

All library books are to be returned by Friday, May 28. Inventory is scheduled for the following week.  A special thanks to all who helped make our spring Scholastic Book Fair a success.  The library received $792 in free books, cash, or vouchers.

The 6th grade choir will be singing at Preble on Sunday, May 23.  Choir members need to be at church before 7:45 a.m.

Grades 6-8 will be presenting a program on Tuesday, May 25, at 6:30 p.m.  All are invited to attend.

Eighth grade graduation has been set for Thursday, June 3, at St. John’s Bingen.  The service will begin at 7 p.m. with a reception following in Bingen’s Fellowship Hall.

Fun Day is set for Friday, June 4, for the Pre-K-4th graders.  Parents and grandparents are always welcome!

The last day of school has been set for Wednesday, June 9, with dismissal at 11 a.m.  The awards ceremony begins at 8:30 a.m. with chapel at 10 a.m.   There is no bus transportation all day.  All students will need to be dropped off and picked up that day.  East Allen’s final day of school is Monday, June 7, (half day) with North Adam’s final day being Tuesday, June 8 (half day).

Sporting News

The varsity team will face St. Peter-Immanuel at SPI on Monday, May 10, at 4:30 p.m.  They also have a game against Bethlehem at Kreager Park on Wednesday, May 12, at 5:30 p.m.  The JV soccer team has two home matches this week.  They face St. Paul on Tuesday, May 11, and on Friday, May 14, they will play Concordia.  Both games begin at 4:30 p.m.

Parents of 7th and 8th grade athletes:  Next Sunday, May 16, is the athletic banquet to begin at 5 p.m. with a carry-in supper.  Each family is asked to bring a main dish and a side dish as well as their own place settings. 



10:00 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class


10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

BBQ Chicken



Pastors’ Conference


7:30 p.m.

Altar Guild


7:00 p.m.



8:00 a.m.

Thrivent at Re/Max


9:00 a.m.

LWML Bible Class at Adele Blomenberg’s


8:00 p.m.

School Board


May 16

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion


10:15 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class


10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Reception for Donna Schieferstein

May 20

7:30 p.m.

Ascension Day Worship with HC

May 21


Newsletter items due in church office

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