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.


Easter 6
May 16, 2004

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Friedheim
Spring Choir Service

The Ringing of the Church Bell




The Choral Prelude

“God is Our Refuge”



The Confession & Absolution

TLH Page 46



The Choir

“Thy Will be Done”



The Theme of the Day

The Peace of God

Acts 14:8-18                            Peace follows a Spirit-guided decision

Revelation 21:10-14, 22-23      Peace prevails in the holy city

John 14:23-29                          Peace is a gift of Christ

The Sermon Hymn

“Our God Reigns”

1.        How lovely on the mountains are the feet of Him

Who brings good news, good news

Announcing peace, proclaiming news of happiness.

Our God reigns, our God reigns!

Our God reigns, our God reigns!

Our God reigns, our God reigns!

2.                 He had no stately form, He had no majesty,

That we should be drawn to Him.

He was despised and we took no account of Him,

Yet now He reigns with the Most High.

Our God reigns, our God reigns!

3.        It was our sin and guilt that bruised and wounded Him.

It was our sin that brought Him down.

When we like sheep had gone astray, our Shepherd came

And on His shoulders bore our shame.

Our God reigns, our God reigns!

4.        Meek as a lamb that’s led out to the slaughterhouse,

Dumb as a sheep before its shearer,

His life ran down upon the ground like pouring rain,

That we might be born again.

Our God reigns, our God reigns!

5.                 Out of the tomb He came with grace and majesty,

He is alive, He is alive.

God loves us so, see here His hands, His feet, His side.

Yes, we know, He is alive.

Our God reigns, our God reigns!

The Sermon              “The Peace of Christ”- John 14:23-29

Will peace last?  Consider Jesus’ peace.

          1. Christ’s peace is personal
    2. Christ’s peace is genuine.
    3. Christ’s peace is seasonable.

The Offerings are Gathered

The Choir

“Fortress Medley”

The Prayers of the People of God at Zion, Friedheim

The Lord’s Prayer

The Distribution

The Distribution Hymns

“Lord Jesus Christ, Thou Living Bread”

TLH #312

“Lord Most Holy”

The Choir

“What a Friend”

The Choir

“My Faith Looks Up to Thee”

TLH #394

“O Sacred Head”

The Choir

The Post Communion Collect

The Closing Hymn

The Choir

“God is with Us all the Way”

The Benediction

The Acolyte

James Gorman


We thank Sandy Blomenberg, our choir director, and the choir for their gift of song this morning.  We have been blessed all year with their enhancement of our worship service by sharing this gift with us.  The Lord’s blessings remain on each and every one of them.
We remember our members who will celebrate birthdays this week—Al Hormann, Walter Nuerge, Phil Franke, Kevin Linnemeier, Jean Timm, Judy Baumann, Cliff Buuck, Margaret Buuck, Leonard Fuhrmann, Madilyn Baumann, and Nathan Bultemeier.  We also remember in our prayers our former first grade teacher, Donna Schieferstein, Trisha Hockemeyer, our Sunday School Superintendent, Jean Timm who celebrated her 15th year in the teaching profession, and Sara Rhymer who teaches in the North Adams 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 Lucile Stoppenhagen who has returned home and Bill Baker, Shelly Kiefer’s grandfather, who is recovering from open-heart surgery.

The flowers on the altar are to the glory of God and in honor of Gerhard and Hildegard Kiefer who celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary last Friday, May 14.  Dave and Colleen Franklin and Ruth Kline placed the arrangement in church with much love and admiration.

We remember in our prayers Cassie Conrad and Brandon Hudson who will be united in marriage this afternoon at Deer Park Manor in Bloomington, Indiana.  We pray the Lord’s blessings be upon them as they begin their lives together.

Congratulations to Joe and Jan Heimann who became first-time grandparents this past week.  Brian and Erin Evans were blessed with a little girl, Emerson Grace, born on Monday, May 10.  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 Church of the Future.”

Members are invited to attend our Ascension Day worship service on Thursday, May 20, at 7:30 p.m.  Holy communion will be celebrated.

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:  Once commitment has been made to a disciplined lifestyle, regardless of the available income, the danger of greed and its by-products is significantly reduced.  Consider this verse:  “The righteousness of the upright will deliver them, but the treacherous will be caught by their own greed.” – Proverbs 11:6

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?    

The men’s softball team will have two pre-season practices.  The first practice will be held today at 6:00 p.m.; the second, next Sunday, May 23, at 6:00 p.m.  Both practices will be at the Hoagland diamond behind the fire station.  The season begins the week of May 23.  Contact Steve Conrad if you want to participate.  New players and past players are always welcome to join!

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. 

 Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 294; Sunday School – 39; Bible Class - 18


Last Week’s

Weekly Budget

+/- for the Week

+/- for the Year

Home Purpose:















Door collection for the Gideons - $213.

Wyneken News

Don’t forget to get your SCRIP this morning.  With Scott’s having their Zoo Day on Wednesday, you may wish to get a few more dollars worth of Scott’s SCRIP to take advantage of those Wednesday specials.  SCRIP is now available all day on Fridays 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.

You can still purchase gift certificates for hanging baskets, geraniums, and flats from Sandpoint Greenhouse.  The certificates expire on May 31, 2004.  If you wish to make a purchase, you can contact any Wyneken 7th grader (Anna Buuck, Mike Buuck, Chris Gorman, James Gorman, Andrea Johnson, or Kevin Schultz).  The profits will go towards their Washington, DC trip in the spring of 2005.  The class wishes to thank all those who have supported this fundraiser as well as the chicken barbecue last week.  It is very much appreciated!

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).

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 will be held today.  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.

Market Day order forms are included in this morning’s bulletin and need to be returned to school by Thursday, May 20.  Internet orders are due by noon on Friday, May 28.  Pick up is Thursday, June 3, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.  This is the last order form for the school year. 

All library books are to be returned by Friday, May 28. Inventory is scheduled for the following week. 

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.  There will also be a bake sale on the 25th.  Parents, don’t forget to bring your baked goods and take them to the old cafeteria.

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).

Is your child interested in a show choir camp?  The Vocal Music Department at Bellmont High School is offering this camp to all students in grades 3-8.  There will be no auditions—all applicants will be accepted.  The camp will run from June 21-25 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the choir room at Bellmont.  Registration fee is $25, which includes a T-shirt and snacks for the week.  There will be a free public concert on Sunday, June 26, at Bellmont.  Pick up a registration form in the school office.

Sporting News

The season has concluded for our JV soccer team.  The varsity soccer tournament is being held this week with the finals scheduled at Kreager Park on Friday, May 21 (time not set).  We wish our varsity good luck in the tourney.

Parents of 7th and 8th grade athletes:  The athletic banquet will be held this evening beginning 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.

Open gym for boys in grades 6-8 will be held on Sunday, May 23, and again on June 6, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Wyneken.

Information about various summer sport camps is available in the school office.  Stop in and check out what is available.

Wyneken will host its second annual Physical Night (tentatively scheduled for Thursday, August 12).  Dr. Cam Nelson and his staff will offer a physical to any student participating in sports (grades 3-8) for only $15.  More information will be sent home with the final report cards. 


TODAY 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service

  10:15 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Class       
  10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Reception for Mrs. Donna Schieferstein

    Conrad/Hudson Wedding
MONDAY 7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class                                           


6:00 a.m. Early-bird Bible Class
WEDNESDAY All Day  Tabea Society
  7:00 p.m. Choir
THURSDAY 8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  7:30 p.m. Worship Service with Holy Communion
FRIDAY   Newsletter items due in church office


May 23 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service (Sunday School Recognition)

10:00 a.m.

Sunday School Picnic & Bible Class

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