Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

We welcome you to Friedheim on this beautiful spring mornings.  If you are communing today, 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 us today, please sign one of the guest registries located at both entrances of the church.  Please worship with us again soon.


May 15, 2005

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Worship Page 15
The Wyneken Choir “Holy Spirit, Gift of God”  &  “The Lord’s Prayer”
Hymns TLH #231; #232; #224; #236; #235; #234 ©
The Readings The Advent of the Spirit
Joel 2:28-29 Promises of the Holy Spirit
Acts 2:1-21 Explanation of the fulfillment
John 20:19-23 Fulfillment of the promise

The Sermon

Rev. Dr. Michael Eschelbach, guest preacher
The Acolyte Elizabeth Kiefer

+ Soli Deo Gloria +

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Loren Gallmeyer, Al Hormann, Walter Nuerge, Phil Franke, Kevin Linnemeier, Jean Timm, Judy Baumann, Cliff Buuck, Margaret Buuck, Leonard Fuhrmann, Madilyn Baumann, and Ryan Freimuth.   We also remember in our prayers one of our 8th grade teachers, Yvonne Schwantz, Bonnie Buuck, one of our Sunday School teachers, and Jan Heimann who teaches at Bellmont.  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 Dorothy Werling who underwent surgery this past week and has returned home, Thomas Bills who underwent surgery and remains in the intensive care unit at Lutheran Hospital, Don Erxleben who is recovering at home following surgery, Alma Miller who recuperates at home, Ed Aspy who has returned home, and Bryan Miller.

We extend our Christian sympathy to the family and friends of Julianne Des Jean, Paul’s mother, who was called to her heavenly home this past Monday and was given Christian burial on Thursday.   Sam Bauman’s mother, Maxine, was also called to her eternal home last Wednesday and will be given Christian burial today.  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 Davon and Dianna (Bergelin) Bultemeier on the birth of their first child, Luke Davon, on Tuesday, May 10, at Dupont Hospital in Ft. Wayne.  May the Good Shepherd keep an ever-watchful eye on this most precious of His lambs.

Congratulations to Brandon and Cassie Hudson who will celebrate their first wedding anniversary tomorrow, May 16.  May the Lord continue to be the center of their home.

We thank the Rev. Dr. Michael Eschelbach for preaching today’s Pentecost sermon.  May the Lord continue to bless him.  (Pastor Dahling is at Peace in Berne today holding a confirmation service.)

We thank our Wyneken 8th graders for sharing their gift of song with us this morning.  May the Lord bless them, as they soon will graduate from Wyneken and head on to various high schools.

Frank Whitacre will be speaking to our Sunday School classes this morning for our disability awareness series.  Any one in the congregation is welcome to listen to his presentation about visual disabilities.  Please come to the Parish Hall this morning to listen to Mr. Whitacre.  (Next Sunday is our last day of Sunday School; awards will be handed out and the picnic will be held.)

Included in this morning’s bulletin is our weekly study guide, “Time in the Word.”  This week’s theme is “The Trinity in Your Life.”  

Stewardship Committee’s Food for Thought:  God’s giving nature is evident throughout Scripture.  In the beginning, God gave us life and the world in which to live it.  Then, when the time was right, He gave His best gift:  His Son.  “Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift! (2 Corinthians 9:15).   He gave us His word and Sacraments through which He forgives us our sins and molds us into the image of His Son.

Our LYF will be serving Nelson’s port-a-pit chicken next Sunday, May 22, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  You can pick your chicken up in the church basement or at the Meyer’s station across from Bingen.  Pre-sale tickets are available at $4.50 per half.  The proceeds will be used to help fund the youth’s white-water rafting trip this July.  See an LYF member for tickets!

Players are needed for our men’s softball team.  Questions?  Contact Kevin Buuck (724-7952).  Our first game is on Sunday, May 22.

A NOTE FROM OUR TREASURER:  We were short $8,000 in our April payment to Wyneken and still need to pay our May payment of $13,000.  June will soon be upon us and we will need to be current with our Wyneken obligations as of June 30, the end of Wyneken’s fiscal year.  (We are current with our other obligations.)  Prayerfully consider this situation.

Tune in to the Lutheran Hour next Sunday.  The show airs on Sunday on WLW (700) out of Cincinnati at 7a.m. and on Van Wert stations WERT (1220) and WKSD (99.7 FM) at 10:30a.m. The program airs on Sunday at 8:05a.m. on WZBD (92.7 FM) and then on WFCV (1090 AM) at 3:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

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?

My special “Thank You’s” go to Pastor Dahling for his prayers and hospital visits; also to my family, neighbors, and friends for their kind deeds, visits, and cards.                
Sincerely, Bernice Caston

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 295; Sunday School - 33; Bible Class - 16 


Last Week’s

Weekly Budget

+/- for the Week

+/- for the Year

Home Purpose:











5/1 - $445.00
5/5 -   $78.00
5/8 - $293.00




Door Collection for the Gideons - $100

Wyneken News

Mr. Rich Schwantz has received a call to teach fourth grade at Concordia Elementary in Ft. Wayne.  Please remember the Schwantz family in your prayers as he contemplates this call.

THANK YOU!!!  The 8th grade Class of 2005 returned a tired but happy group last Saturday morning from their trip to DC.  There were so many highlights of the trip, it is hard to list them but some of the highlights included visiting the Capitol, the Supreme Court, the Holocaust Museum, Arlington Cemetery, Gettysburg, Mount Vernon, the Smithsonian, and so much more.  The class thanks all the members of the congregation who made this trip possible through the support of their various fundraisers throughout the year.  The trip was an awesome experience!!

Spring Plant, Flower & Garden Vegetable SaleTime is running outLast Day is Today!  The 8th Grade Class of 2006 is still selling gift certificates for perennial plants, hanging baskets, flowers, and garden vegetables.  (Orders will be through either The Grainery in Decatur or Broadview Florist & Greenhouse on Winchester Road in Ft. Wayne.)  Check with Caleb Buuck, Jarvis Cale, Elliot Conrad, Paul Drier, Elizabeth Kiefer, Allyssa Johnson, Shawn Kiess, Clayton Stoppenhagen, or Jenna Timm for your purchases!

Don’t forget SCRIP when planning your summer vacation.  You can get SCRIP for American Airlines and many of the major hotel chains.  Do you have high school graduations, weddings, or showers to attend?  Consider a gift card and purchase through SCRIP.  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.

All books need to be returned to the school library this Friday, May 20.  This is also the last day to take AR tests.  Inventory will be taken on Monday, May 23.  If you can help with this task (even for a few hours), please contact Susie Ehlerding at Wyneken (639-6177).

Market Day order forms are included in this morning’s bulletin and are to be returned to school by Thursday, May 26, with Internet orders due by noon on Saturday, May 28.  This will be your last chance to order for this school year.    You may want to try the bacon wrapped pork tournedos for only $9.49 a box.  Specials this month include chop house cheeseburgers ($7.99), pepperoni pizzatas ($5.79), barbecued pork ($11.59), chicken bites ($11.49), broccoli and cheese stuffed chicken ($12.49), seasoned chicken breast strips ($11.99), fish & chips ($10.89), garlic bread slices ($4.99), super sweet corn ($6.49), breakfast pizzas ($7.99), turkey sausage links ($5.99), strawberry shortcakes ($8.29), and peach pie ($7.59).    Also check out all the pro duct clearance items.  If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Franke (623-3992).  Pick-up date is Thursday, June 2, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The 8th grade graduation will be held at Friedheim on Tuesday, May 31, at 7:00 p.m.  This will be a communion service.  A reception will be held in the Parish Hall following the worship service.

Fun Day for students in PK through 4th grade will be held on Wednesday, June 1.  This is an all-day event with both indoor and outdoor activities.  Parents will be needed to help run events.  More information will be coming home with the students.  (Grandparents and other special friends are welcome to come and spend the day or help if they wish.)

All family accounts are to be paid by June 1.  If you have any questions about your Hot Lunch account, please contact Kim Tinsley (622-7841).

The 5th grade will be spending a “Wild Night” at the zoo this weekend, May 20-21. 

The last day of school is Thursday, June 2, with closing chapel at 10 a.m. and dismissal at 11 a.m.

Sporting News

The JV team plays Concordia at Wyneken on Monday, May 16, at 4:30 p.m. This ends the regular season for the JV team.  They will also participate in a tourney at Concordia Elementary School on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday (May 23-25).  Check with a player concerning game times.

Our varsity soccer team drew a first-round bye and will begin tournament action on Tuesday, May 17.  Check with a player concerning time, location, and opponent.  Good luck, girls!

The Athletic Banquet for our 7th and 8th grade athletes will be held today at 5:00 p.m. in the old gym.

Open gym will be held next Sunday, May 22, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Coaches are still needed for our 5th and 6th grade girls’ basketball teams.  If you are willing to serve in this volunteer position, please contact the school (639-6177).

Wyneken will have its 3rd annual Physical Night on Thursday, August 11.  Dr. Cam Nelson and his staff will offer a physical to any Wyneken student participating in sports (grades 3-8).  Volunteers will be needed to monitor the various stations (eye charts, weight, height, etc.)  You will sign up for a time at registration.  Further information will be sent home in your child’s report card.


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


May 22 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service
(Choir Service & Sunday School Recognition)                           

  10:15 a.m. Sunday School picnic & Bible Class
  9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  LYF to serve Nelson’s Chicken
  6:00 p.m. Open gym @ Wyneken 
May 23 7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
May 24 6:00 a.m. Early-bird Bible Class
May 25 8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
    June newsletter items due in church office
May 26 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class

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