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.  Please worship with us again soon.


Easter 3
April 10, 2005

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Worship Page 5
Hymns TLH #300; #210; #205 ©
The Readings The Resurrection According to God’s Plan
Acts 2:36-47  Preaching the resurrection results in converts
I Peter 1:17-21  The resurrection was destined by God from eternity
Luke 24:13-35  The resurrection fulfilled the Scriptures

The Sermon

“The Cross in the Heart of God” – I Peter 1:20

God had a cross in His heart.
     1.      A cross of grace to redeem us.
     2.      A cross of mercy before creation.
     3.   A cross that results in the glory of the resurrection.
The Acolyte Kevin Schultz

+ Soli Deo Gloria +

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week— Joy Erxleben, Teri Conrad, Brittany Franke, Jack Reiff, Meghann Manley, Deb Miller, Vanessa Robinson, Tom Buuck, Dick Miller, Lowell Timm, Brooks Myers, and Duane Kiess.  We also remember in our prayers our teacher’s aides at Wyneken, Susie Ehlerding, Hollie Hormann, LaDonna McBride, and Thelma Standiford, Stan Stoppenhagen, one of our Sunday School teachers, and Judy Baumann who teaches at Monmouth.  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 Spencer Scheumann who underwent surgery and has returned home, Sara Horton, Gracie Stiltner, and Bryan Miller

We rejoice with Frank & Marilyn Buuck who will celebrate their 52nd wedding anniversary on Monday, April 11.  May the Lord continue to bless them.

We welcome into church membership through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism Analise Elizabeth Wilkinson, daughter of Jim & Heidi (Knipstein) Wilkinson.  Serving as godparents are Jennifer Mart, Amanda Wilson, and Desmond Wilson.  May the loving 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 Sheep & The Good Shepherd.”  

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 #6:  God’s Stewards are Served and Serving.  What does this mean?  God’s stewards recognize that their stewardship involves a Gospel-powered style of life which is demonstrated in Servanthood within all the arenas of life.  Consider this verse:  “We love because he first loved us.” – I John 4:19

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 today.  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 today.  Also, there are still pans and dishes in the church basement from the dinner.  Please pick them up at your earliest convenience. 

The ladies of our local LWML invite you to a brunch this morning.  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. today.  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.

Please stay for today’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!

The LYF has been invited to join Bingen’s and Preble’s youth for a lock-in at Wyneken Memorial Lutheran School this weekend, April 15-16.  The lock-in begins at 7 p.m. and ends at 7 a.m. on Saturday.  Please bring a snack to share.  Pizza will be served at 10 p.m. with a chapel at midnight.  There will be lots of activities, with both gyms being used.  If you think you might want to get some sleep, bring a sleeping bag and pillow.  Adult supervisors are also needed.  If you are willing to volunteer, please contact Mike or Denise Conrad or Stan or Tami Stoppenhagen as soon as possible.

The youth will also have a gym night on Sunday, April 24, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  All who plan on going white water rafting this summer need to attend this meeting.  There will be free pizza, board games, as well as basketball and volleyball.  Hope to see you on the 24th!

You are invited to attend Bingen’s 49th annual fish and tenderloin dinner today.  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.  You may come between 7 a.m. and noon on Thursday, April 14, to the Concord Village Apartments.  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.

You are invited to tour Concordia Lutheran High School from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 17. You can stroll through the Creator’s Classroom (an outdoor environmental education facility), tour the Fed Zollner Athletic Complex, and visit the classrooms and see demonstrations from various groups.

The Vicarage placement service will be held on Monday, April 25, at Concordia Seminary (time to be announced).  Our fieldworker, Stephen Zehnder, will receive his placement at that time.  Let us remember Stephen and the other candidates as they continue their studies for the ministry.

We just received a letter from Faith Lutheran School in Plano, Texas.  They are honoring Ken Germann, a former teacher at Wyneken, for his completion of 40 years in the teaching ministry.  They are having a banquet on Saturday, May 14, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Understanding that few could make this trip (but are welcome to come), Faith is also putting together a scrapbook for him.  If you wish to send a card or gift to commemorate this special moment in Mr. Germann’s life, please mail it to Faith Lutheran School, Attention:  Linda Mahoney, 1701 East Park Boulevard, Plano, Texas  75074.

A soup and sandwich luncheon is being planned to benefit the Kent & Sandy Franz family.  (Sandy is currently undergoing treatments in her battle against cancer.)  Homemade soups, sandwiches, and desserts will be served Sunday, April 17, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Peter-Immanuel Lutheran School.  Homemade noodles, baked goods, crafts, and handmade quilts will be available.  A freewill donation for the lunch will be taken (matching funds from Thrivent Financial for Lutherans).  If you can’t attend, but would like to make a donation, you can mail it to St. Peter Lutheran Church, 1033 N 1100 E, Decatur, IN  46733.  Please remember this family in your prayers.

Do you or someone you know need help paying for prescription drugs and are age 65 or over?  The state of Indiana’s HoosierRx Drug Card can save eligible seniors 75% off the cost of prescriptions.  Get a HoosierRx application at your pharmacy or by calling 1-866-267-4679.  You may also visit their website at www.IN.gov/HooserRx.


I know no word more fitting to address you,
No song, no poem I’ve ever heard
Is sweeter than just “God bless you.”
 In these three little words may you find
All the joy the whole wide earth possesses,
For there can truly be no joy
Unless indeed, God blesses.

I might wish you wealth or wish you health,
Or that good fortune might caress you.
But wealth might bring sorrow,
Or even health fail tomorrow:
So I simply say, “God bless you.”

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 211 with 132 receiving Holy Communion; Sunday School – 39; Bible Class - 16; Monday Evening Bible Class - 6; Early-bird Bible Class - 3


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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.

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 was closed for spring break, please bring it to Wyneken no later than Monday, April 11.)  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 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!

The final PTL meeting of the year will be held at 7 p.m. in the multi-purpose room on Monday, April 25.  We look forward to seeing you!

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!

The Class of 2006 will also be serving port-a-pit chicken and pork chops on Mother’s Day, May 8.  Watch for more information in next week’s bulletin.

Sporting News

Girls’ soccer begins this week.  The varsity girls have games at Wyneken on Wednesday (Concordia) and Friday (Holy Cross) at 4:15 p.m.


TODAY 9:00 a.m. Worship Service
  10:00 a.m.  Quarterly Voters’ Meeting
  10:00 a.m. Sunday School
  10:00 a.m. LWML Brunch
  3:00 p.m. LWML/LLL Spring Rally @ New Hope
MONDAY 7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
TUESDAY 6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class

  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
  7:30 p.m. LWML Quarterly Meeting
WEDNESDAY 7:00 p.m. Choir
THURSDAY 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class @ Lucile Stoppenhagen’s
FRIDAY 5:00 p.m. Lutherfest @ Concordia Seminary


9:00 a.m. LWML Spring Praise Service @ Roanoke


April 17 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

  10:00 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Class
April 18 7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
April 19 6:00 a.m. Early-bird Bible Class
  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
April 20 All Day Tabea Society Extra Quilting
  8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  7:00 p.m. Choir
April 21  9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class
April 22    May newsletter articles due in church office

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