Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

We welcome you to Friedheim!  May the Lord bless you as you hear His Word today.  If you are visiting this morning, please sign one of the guest registries located at both entrances of the church.  If you are communing, please take a moment to complete a communion registration card.  The card can be put in the offering plate or given to one of the Deacons.  Please worship with us again soon.


Easter 2
April 3, 2005

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Worship Page 15
Hymns TLH #15; WS #831, TLH #208; #206; #50 ©
The Readings Faith in the Resurrection
Acts 2:14 a, 22-32 Faith that witnesses
I Peter 1:3-9 Faith without sight
John 20:19-31 Faith with sight

The Sermon

“Peace” – John 20:19-31

We, too, declare peace.
     2.      A cross of mercy before creation.
We believe in this declaration of peace.
The Acolyte Andrea Johnson

+ Soli Deo Gloria +

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week— Velma Buuck (her 94th!), Ben Miller, Rich Scheumann, Don Kitson, Hunter Wilkinson, Nick George, Leesa Heckman, and Jerry Bultemeyer.  We also remember in our prayers our support staff at Wyneken, Kim Ehlerding (custodian) and Dani Fuhrman (school secretary), Tami Schultz, one of our Sunday School teachers, and Jean Timm who teaches at Unity.  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 remember in our prayers Sara Horton who is in intensive care at Parkview Hospital, Gracie Stiltner, and Bryan Miller.

We rejoice with Denny & Sylvia Scheumann who will celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary on Monday, April 4.  May the Lord continue to bless them.

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

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.

Stewardship Committee’s Food for Thought:  LC-MS Stewardship Principle #5:  God’s Stewards are in the world, but not of the world.  What does this mean?  God’s stewards recognize that the Lord sets them apart from the world and by the transforming power of the Gospel sends them into the world to live out the Gospel.  Consider this verse:  “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.  Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” – Romans 12:2

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 Adams County Chapter of Thrivent for Lutherans will again be placing a team in the Relay for Life to be held at Bellmont High School on June 17 & 18.  Last year was the first year Thrivent entered a team in the relay and this group brought in the largest contribution of all teams involved.  If you would like to participate in the walk and receive a Relay for Life t-shirt, you must complete a registration form by Sunday, April 10.  Please see Leesa Heckman to get your participation form

We are finishing up on the Soup & Sandwich reports.  If any committee chairs have not yet turned in their report to Denny & Angie Werling or Kim & Roz Schamerloh, please do so by next Sunday, April 10.  Also, there are still pans and dishes in the church basement from the dinner.  Please pick them up at your earliest convenience. 

The LYF will be assisting residents of Lutheran Home to their chapel service this morning.  Please meet at the Parish Hall at 9 a.m.  Afterwards, the youth are invited to the home of Dick and Donna Hileman for lunch.

Council Members:  The minutes from the March 8 Council Meeting are in your slots in the entranceway of the church.  Our next Council Meeting is Tuesday, April 5, at 8 p.m.

On April 8 and 9, an LWML retreat, “Round Up for Jesus,” is being held at the Concordia Seminary with registration Friday, April 8, 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.  The Rev. Larry Merino will be the Bible study leader.  More details are in the Winter 2004 Quarterly.

The ladies of our local LWML invite you to a brunch next Sunday, April 10, here at Friedheim.  Serving begins immediately following the worship service.  (You can also attend the Quarterly Voters’ Meeting and then head over to the Parish Hall for the brunch.)  The menu includes egg casserole, hash brown casserole, smokey links, fresh fruit, applesauce, rolls, muffins, coffee cake, juice, and coffee.  A freewill donation is being accepted.

The Decatur Circuit LLL/LWML Spring Rally will be held at New Hope Lutheran Church in Ossian at 3 p.m. next Sunday, April 10.  Vicar Manuel Soto from Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Hartford City will speak on “Hispanic Outreach.”  A light supper will be served.

On Saturday, April 16, Faith Lutheran Church in Roanoke will host the LWML Spring Praise Service.  Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with the service starting at 9 a.m.  An in-gathering for the Concordia Seminary Food Bank will be taken.

Make plans to attend next Sunday’s Quarterly Voters’ Meeting.  Reports from the various boards and committees will be given.  The meeting will be held immediately after the worship service.

The Trustees would like to remind our members that the mowing season will be here soon.  If you have any arrangements in the cemetery that could impede the mowing process, to please remove them.  Thanks for your help!

I would like to thank Pastor Dahling for being there during my recent surgery.  His prayers and Christian concern were very much appreciated.  – Sara Bultemeier

You are invited to attend Bingen’s 49th annual fish and tenderloin dinner next Sunday, April 10.  Serving is from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Wyneken.  The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children (6-12).  Carryouts will be available.  The proceeds will be used for outside church beautification with matching funds available from Thrivent.

Emanuel Lutheran Church’s Ladies’ Society is having a spring rummage sale on Thursday, April 14, and Friday, April 15, at 800 Green Street in New Haven.  The sale will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday and on Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  On Friday only there will be a $2 per bag sale.

Lutheran Home/Concord Village is one of the host sights for Focus on Health.  Lutheran Home is seeking phlebotomists to assist in completing blood tests (on a volunteer basis) that day.  If you can help, please contact Gloria Baumgartner at 260-447-0800, extension 394.

Please take a moment to look over the fliers concerning the Focus on Health and the 14th annual Lutheran Home/Concord Village Bargain Bonanza Garage Sale that are included in this morning’s bulletin.

 Attendance:  Maundy Thursday Worship -- 125 with 102 receiving Holy Communion; Good Friday Worship - 136 with 106 receiving Holy Communion; Easter Sunrise Worship -- 110; Easter Festival Worship Service – 362 with 218 receiving Holy Communion


Last Week’s

Weekly Budget

+/- for the Week

+/- for the Year

Home Purpose:




3/24 -    $355.00
3/25 -    $514.00
3/27 - $6,777.00






3/20 - $248.00
3/24 - $194.13
3/25 - $195.72
3/27 - $255.00




Door collection for International Missions and Worship for Shut Ins - $116.00

Wyneken News

SCRIP is available on Wednesday and Fridays after school in the front lobby and all day on Fridays in the school office.  You can also E-mail Kim at kimw@sgiinc.com and place your order.  (Rich and Kim have moved—their new address is 11233 N  650 W-1, Ossian with their phone number being 639-3804.)  If you use the school’s address (scrip@wyneken.org), Kim can’t respond to your E-mail.

If you have a 7th or 8th grade student and are interested in the Twenty-first Century Scholarship program, registration forms are available in the school office. 

Wyneken will be on spring break this week.  Classes resume on the 11th.

North Adams kindergarten round-up will be held on Tuesday, April 5, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Northwest Elementary School on Dayton Avenue in Decatur.  If your child will be five years old on or before July 1, 2005, he/she is eligible for kindergarten.  If your child is attending Wyneken, they need to go to this round-up.  You will need your child’s immunization records, birth certificate, and social security number.

Team Wyneken is being formed to participate in the 2005 “Walk to Talk” fundraiser for autism.  The walk is on Saturday, April 23, at Lawton Park in Ft. Wayne.  The walk begins at 2 p.m. with activities beginning at 11 a.m.  If you would like to participate in the walk and wear a special Team Wyneken t-shirt, please send in your name, t-shirt size, and $10 by April 8.  (Since the school will be closed for spring break, please mail this in so it arrives by the 8th.)  If you wish to make a monetary contribution, you may send in the money (checks should be made payable to 2005 Walk to Talk for Autism) to the school office.  All monies raised through this fundraiser will be used for summer school scholarships for autistic children.

Market day order forms are included with this morning’s bulletin and need to be returned to school by Thursday, April 28, with Internet orders due by noon on Saturday, April 30.  Items will be delivered Thursday, May 5, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.  Specials this month include ChicNSteakes ($11.79), chicken nuggets ($10.49), steakpatties ($12.99), barbecued pork ($11.59), honey BBQ chicken tenders ($11.99), buffalo wings ($8.49), vegetable fried rice ($5.99), potato skins ($5.99), fruit snacks ($5.99), and individual carrot cakes ($8.29).  If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Franke at 623-3992.

The Wyneken Music Department (students in grades 3-8) will present their annual spring concert on Wednesday, April 20, at 7 p.m.  Both vocal and instrumental music will be performed that night.  Come out and enjoy an evening of music!

On Thursday, April 28, our Pre-K through 2nd graders will present “Then & Now” at 7 p.m.  This program will be repeated on Grandparents Day (April 29) at 9:30 a.m.

Grandparents/Special Persons Day will be held on Friday, April 29.  Registration is at 9 a.m. for those attending the lower grades program and 10 a.m. for those coming just for classroom visits, which begin at 10:30 a.m.  More information and sign-up sheets will be made available after spring break.

The PTL invites everyone to this year’s spring dance to be held on Friday, April 22, at the Hayloft.  Doors will open at 6 p.m. with the band (Breakaway) starting to play at 7 p.m.  Food and beverages will be included in the price of the ticket (price of tickets and sales information not yet available).  Remember, this year’s dance is for the whole family!

Spring is Here…And so is our Spring Flower Sale!!  Let us help you with your spring flower needs as well as flowers for Mother’s Day.  More details will soon follow.  Check with the Wyneken 8th grade class of 2006!

Are you interested in bidding on the lawn care job at Wyneken?  If so the School Board needs your bid by April 7.  If you have any questions or wish to submit a bid, please contact one of our School Board members—Mike Conrad, Kent Stoppenhagen, or Randy Everett.

Congratulations to our upper grade band students for their placements at their band contest.  Receiving gold medals were Chris Gorman, James Gorman, Elizabeth Kiefer, Jenna Timm, Kevin Schultz, Derek Schultz, Allison Hormann, and Jessica Linnemeier.   Silvers went to Caleb Buuck, Paul Drier, Mike Buuck, and Matt Gorman.

Congratulations to the following students for making honor roll the third quarter—Gunnar Cale, Brittany Franke, Ashtyn Freimuth, Elliot Conrad, Paul Drier, Jenna Timm, Anna Buuck, Chris Gorman, James Gorman, and Kevin Schultz.  The following received honorable mention—Matt Gorman, Allison Hormann, Jessica Linnemeier, Allyssa Johnson, and Andrea Johnson.

Sporting News

Joey Gorman’s name was inadvertently omitted from the list of assistant wrestling coaches.  A big THANK YOU to him for all his help throughout the season!


TODAY 9:00 a.m. Worship Service
  9:00 a.m. LYF to Lutheran Homes
  10:15 a.m. 

Sunday School & Bible Class

MONDAY 7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
TUESDAY 6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class

  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
  7:00 p.m. Elders’ Meeting
  7:30 p.m. Trustees’ Meeting
  8:00 p.m. Council Meeting
WEDNESDAY All Day  Tabea Society
  7:00 p.m. Choir
THURSDAY 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class Dorothy Heckman’s
FRIDAY-SATURDAY   LWML Retreat @ Concordia Seminary


April 10 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service
(Baptism of Analise Elizabeth Wilkinson)

  10:00 a.m.

LWML Brunch                      

  10:00 a.m. Quarterly Voters’ Meeting
  10:00 a.m. Sunday School
  3:00 p.m. LLL/LWML Rally @ New Hope
April 11 7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
April 12 6:00 a.m. Early-bird Bible Class
  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
  7:30 p.m. LWML Quarterly Meeting
April 13 7:00 p.m. Choir
April 14 8:00 a.m. Thrivent Meeting @ Re/Max
  9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class
  7:00 p.m. Wyneken Board of Education
April 15 5:00 p.m. Lutherfest @ Concordia Seminary
April 16 9:00 a.m. LWML Spring Praise Service @ Roanoke

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