Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

We welcome you to Friedheim!  May the Lord bless you as you hear His Word today.  If you are communing, please take a moment to complete a communion registration card.  There are cards in either entranceway of the church.  You may give the card to one of the Deacons or place it in the offering plate.  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 4
April 17, 2005

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Worship Page 15
Hymns TLH #436; #368; #315; #628; #426 ©
The Readings Obedience to God’s Word
Acts 6:1-9, 7:2a, 51-60   The Sheep & The Good Shepherd     
I Peter 2:19-25 The sheep suffer like the Shepherd
John 10:1-10 The sheep follow the Shepherd to life

The Sermon

“The Shepherd” – John 10:1-10

1. The Shepherd is a door.
2. As your Shepherd, Jesus is deeply concerned with each individual sheep.
3. As a shepherd, Jesus goes before His sheep.
4. He comes out to give not to get.

The Acolyte Anna Buuck

+ Soli Deo Gloria +

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week— George Geyer, Jan Linnemeier, Becky Blomenberg, and Shirley Gehres.   We also remember in our prayers our childcare staff, Tami Schultz and Tammy Melcher, Lin Gorman, one of our Sunday School teachers, and Toney Bergman who teaches in the North Adams district.  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 Armilla Conrad, Eldora Scheumann, Maxine Baumann, Sam’s mother, who is a patient at Adams County Hospital, Keith Bock, Sara Horton, and Bryan Miller.

We remember in our prayers the family and friends of Samantha Stiltner and Gerry Miller (sister-in-law of Dick & Alma Miller) who were called to their heavenly homes and given Christian burial this past week.  May the God of all comfort be with those who mourn and remind them of that great day when they will be reunited with their loved ones in heaven.

We rejoice with our fieldwork, Jason Iwen and his wife, Lauren, who were blessed with a daughter, Anastasia Grace, on Saturday, April 9.  May the Good Shepherd keep an ever-watchful eye on this most precious of His lambs.

God’s blessings to Marlin & Alma Keidel who celebrate their 56th wedding anniversary today.  May the Lord continue to be the center of their home.

We thank Lydia Dahling and Mike Heckman for sharing their gift of song with us this morning.  May the Lord continue to bless each of them.

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

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 #7:  God’s Stewards are Loved and Loving.  What does this mean?  God’s stewards recognize that their stewardship flows out of God’s act of love for them in Christ which empowers them, in turn, to love others in acts of Christ-like love.  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?

There are still quite a few pans and dishes in the church basement (furnace room) from the dinner.  Please pick them up at your earliest convenience. 

The youth are having 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 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 at 7 p.m.  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 recently 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 are being served today 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 with 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.

The Bach Collegium will present J. S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion at Zion Lutheran Church, 2313 Hanna Street in Ft. Wayne on Saturday, May 7, at 7 p.m.  Admission is $16; Senior Citizens, $14; Students with ID, $5; and children 12 and under free with an adult admission.  Ticket prices for groups of 10 or more is $10.

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 300; Sunday School – 41; Monday Evening Bible Class - 6; Early-bird Bible Class - 12 


Last Week’s

Weekly Budget

+/- for the Week

+/- for the Year

Home Purpose:















Wyneken News

SCRIP has now given PTL a total of $16,500 for this school year thanks to your support of this program.  SCRIP is available on Wednesday and Fridays after school in the front lobby and all day on Fridays in the school office.  See Kim Weiland following the worship service this morning to purchase your SCRIP.  You can also E-mail Kim at kimw@sgiinc.com and place your order.  If you use the school’s address (scrip@wyneken.org), Kim can’t respond to your E-mail.

You can still be a part of “Team Wyneken!”  If you wish to participate in the 2005 “Walk to Talk” fundraiser for autism, please contact the school office.  The walk will be held at Lawton Park in Fort Wayne, on Saturday, April 23.  Walk time begins at 2 p.m. with other activities beginning at noon.  If you would like to make a contribution to this cause, your check should be made payable to 2005 Walk to Talk for Autism and can be sent in to the school office.  Thanks!

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.  For the May sale, anyone ordering $50 or more will be eligible to win a $10 gift certificate (three to be given away) or a $5 gift certificate (four to be given away) if you order less than $50 worth.  These certificates can be used at the May or June sale.  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.  Remember, you can make arrangements for pre-payment if you are unable to pick up your order on the delivery date, and the Market Day staff will hold your order for pick up at a later date.

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.  Registration forms need to be returned by Wednesday, April 20.  More information and sign-up sheets will be made available after spring break.

The midterm end this Friday, April 22, with reports being sent home with the students on Wednesday, April 27.

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 (see the flier in today’s bulletin).  Remember, this year’s dance is for the whole family. 

There will be no East Allen bus service on Thursday morning, April 21.  There will be transportation home that day.

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!

The Spring Scholastic Book Fair will be held the week of April 25-29 in the old first grade classroom. 

Spring Plant, Flower & Garden Vegetable Sale……The 8th Grade Class of 2006 will be taking orders and selling gift certificates for perennial plants, hanging baskets, flowers, and garden vegetables starting today.  Mother’s Day is around the corner, surprise mom with everything she needs for her flower and vegetable gardens.  (Orders will be through either The Grainery in Decatur or Broadview Florist & Greenhouse on Winchester Road in Ft. Wayne.)  Check with the Caleb Buuck, Jarvis Cale, Elliot Conrad, Paul Drier, Elizabeth Kiefer, Allyssa Johnson, Shawn Kiess, Clayton Stoppenhagen, or Jenna Timm this morning!

The Class of 2006 will also be serving port-a-pit chicken and pork chops on Mother’s Day, May 8.  Tickets will be available today, and on April 24 and May 1.  By purchasing the pre-sale tickets, it helps the class with ordering.  Tickets are $4.50.  Again, see a member of the Class of 2006 (see list above).  THANK YOU for supporting our efforts to go to Washington, DC!!

A brochure was sent home with students in grades K – 5 concerning educational materials that the children can use over their summer vacation.  In you are interested in previewing these materials, do nothing and samples will be sent home for you to preview next week.  If you are not interested, please check the box on the back of the brochure, filling in your child’s name and teacher’s name, and return it to school by Tuesday, April 19. 

Enrollment forms for next school year were due back on April 1.  A second letter and form have been sent home with the families who have not yet returned one.  If your child/ren will not be returning next year (or you are not sure at this time), please contact the school office.

Sporting News

The varsity girls’ will face St. John Flatrock on Monday, April 18, and will play Unity on Friday, April 22.  Both games are at 4:15 p.m. at Wyneken.

The JV team begins play on Monday, April 18, with a game at Concordia.  The game begins at 4:30 p.m.  The girls will then play St. Paul at Wyneken on Thursday, April 21, with a 4:15 p.m. start time.


TODAY 9:00 a.m. Worship Service                                            
  10:15 a.m. Sunday School
MONDAY 7:00 p.m.  Adult Bible Class
TUESDAY 6:00 a.m. Early-bird Bible Class
  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
WEDNESDAY 8:20 a.m.  Chapel @ Wyneken
  All Day  Tabea Society Extra Quilting
  7:00 p.m. Choir
THURSDAY 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class @ Lucile Stoppenhagen’s


  May newsletter articles due in church office


April 24 9:00 a.m.

Examination Sunday                             

  10:00 a.m. Thrivent Reception for Confirmands
  10:00 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Class
April 25 7:00 p.m.  Vicarage Placement Service
April 26 6:00 a.m. Early-bird Bible Class
April 27 8:20 a.m.  Chapel @ Wyneken
  7:00 p.m. Choir
April 28 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class
April 30 1:00 p.m. Confirmation Pictures

The Lutheran Hymnal midi files copyright © 1998 Rev. Richard Jordan, used by permission