Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

We welcome all who worship with us, especially during this Lenten season.  If you are visiting us today, please sign one of the guest registries located at either entrance of the church.   If you are communing, please take a moment to complete a communion registration card.  The cards are in either entranceway of the church and can be placed in the offering plate or given to one of the Deacons.  Please worship with us again soon.

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Lent 5
April 2, 2006

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Order of Service

Page 46

The Choir "I'm Thirsty"

The Hymns

TLH #7; #423, vv. 1-3; vv. 4-6; #373; #354; #352 

The Readings

Lent is a Time of Sacrifice

Jeremiah 31:31-34 Sacrifice the old covenant for a new one
Hebrews 5:7-9 Obedience comes from sacrifice
John 12:20-33 Through sacrifice comes glory

Sermon

 “Jesus’ Most Glorious Death” – John 12:20-33     

1. His death brings new life (v. 24)

2. His death glorifies God (v. 28)

3. He death defeats Satan (v. 31)

4. His death attracts people to Himself (v. 32)

The Acolyte

Elliot Conrad

+  Soli Deo Gloria  +

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Ben Miller, Rich Scheumann, Don Kitson, Hunter Wilkinson, Leesa Heckman, and Jerry Bultemeyer.  We also remember all those involved in education including our Wyneken pre-K teacher, Deb Olson, Kim Weiland, our Assistant Sunday School Superintendent, and Lisa Kiess who teaches at Adams Central.  May our loving Savior direct, bless, and guide their lives.

May the Great Physician grant health and strength to all who are in need of His healing hand.  We remember in our prayers Randy Hockemeyer, Hubert Fuelling, Gary Jeffrey, and Sandy Franz.

We remember in our prayers Faith Lutheran Church in Roanoke who called Rev. Ralph Sielaff to serve as their minister.  We pray the Lord’s blessings upon this congregation during this process and pray the Lord’s guidance to Rev. Sielaff while he contemplates this call.

Mid-week Lenten worship continues this Wednesday, April 5.  Our worship service starts at 7 p.m. with Pastor Dahling’s sermon, “Jesus I Will Ponder Now,” from John 19:37.  The Board of Stewardship will be serving light refreshments in the church basement following the evening’s worship service.  The choir will meet in the balcony for practice after the worship service.

Today’s lesson in Adult Bible Class is “The Fall of Jericho.” Against incredible and great odds, the children of Israel marched into the Promised Land. There they encountered heathen nations dwelling in fortified cities. Without raising a weapon, the great city fell. How could they do it? It was the Lord who went before them.

Included in this morning’s bulletin is our weekly study guide, “Time in the Word.”  This week’s theme is “Lent is a Time of Opportunity.”  Vicar Jeff Keuning, who is serving at Peace, Berne, wrote this month’s study guides.  

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.  Mark your calendar for April 30 when Rev. John Schmidtke, grandson of Rev. Ernst Schmidtke, a former pastor here at Friedheim, will be the guest preacher.  Rev. John Schmidtke is pastor at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, an inner city congregation in St. Louis, Missouri.

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? 

Betsy Dickerson will be the speaker for the 7th & 8th grade Sunday School class this morning.  Please feel free to join them as they listen to Betsy tell about her week of mission work with families who suffered severe damage from Hurricane Katrina.

Board of Stewardship’s Food for Thought: God rescued the Israelites from their bondage and mistreatment from the Egyptians.  He was concerned about their suffering, and He showed His compassion by rescuing them.  TO help them to remember His goodness to them, God commanded that His people take some of the firstfruits of the produce that God had given them and put them into a basket to give to the priests to place on the Lord’s altar (Deuteronomy 26).  The firstfruits were brought to the Lord in response to what He had done for them.  In the same way that God provided for His people in the Old Testament, He provides for us today.  Are you showing your gratitude to God by giving your firstfruits to Him?

The LWML will have their quarterly meeting on Tuesday, April 11.  The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. and will be held in the church basement.  Sue Walfort will be the guest speaker.  She will share information on “Children’s Village” which will open soon at Lutheran Home.

Thanks to all who have volunteered to make cakes for the April birthday celebration at Lutheran Homes.  Please bring them to the church basement by 8 a.m. on Wednesday, April 12.  Thanks so much for your help!

The Lutheran Home Auxiliary is sponsoring their annual card party on Wednesday, April 19, beginning at 1:30 p.m.  If you would like to purchase tickets ($3 each) for the card party, please see Donna Hileman.

The LYF will serve Easter breakfast in the Parish Hall between the Easter sunrise and Easter festival services on April 15.  LYF members are reminded to bring one dozen breakfast rolls for that morning.  Set up will probably be on Saturday morning.  Watch next week’s bulletin for the time.

Council Members:  The minutes from the March 7 Council Meeting are in your slots in the entranceway of the church.  Our April Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 4, at 8 p.m.

Due to some conflicts, the Tabea Society will not meet on April 5.  They will meet on Wednesday, April 19.

Several women at Friedheim are interested in beginning a women’s Bible study.  This study will serve as an opportunity for women faced with multiple rolls—wife, mother, sister, employee, etc.—to pursue through scripture and other resources the Christian life and carry it in all aspects of their lives.  There is an organizational meeting planned for Sunday, April 9, at 7 p.m. in the church basement.  If you are interested in becoming a part of this Bible study, please come to the meeting on the 9th.

All flowers or plants to be included in this year’s Easter Garden need to be at church by 8 a.m. Saturday, April 15.  If you didn’t purchase these plants through the Decorating Committee and would like your contribution included in the Easter Sunday bulletin, the information (“in memory of” or “in honor of” must be in the church office by Monday, April 10. 

Concordia Seminary Guild invites you to their meeting at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18, at Luther Hall at the Seminary.  Following the business meeting, the Annual Shower for the Christ’s Child Learning Center will be held.  Items needed include glue sticks, glitter glue, facial tissue, Barbie clothes, clear contact paper, toddler board books, infant vinyl books, bouncy balls, and 100% juice are needed.

Thank you to all who donated the many wonderful desserts and salads for the Soup/Sandwich dinner.  Remember to check for your pans, dishes, and containers in the church basement.  Also, we are missing several items including two sheet cake pans and a glass pie pan.  If you happen to find an extra item in your kitchen, please bring it down to the church basement.

The Portals of Prayer books are here and can be found in either entranceway of the church.  You may pick up the April-June book as you leave the worship service this morning.

There are old 8’ tables from Wyneken available in the furnace room of the church on a first-come, first-served basis.  If you’re not sure which tables, please see Kent Stoppenhagen, Duane Kiess, or Randy Everett.  A donation is being requested.  The donation can be placed in the offering plate in an envelope marked “tables.”  Thanks!

The April interest rates for Lutheran Church Extension Fund investments are posted in either entranceway of the church.  For more information on the various accounts, you can contact the Indiana District office at 1-800-837-1145 or 260-423-1511, extension 203.

Thanks to the members of our congregation for the joy of receiving so many beautiful cards and best wishes for my 98th birthday.  May the Lord richly bless you for your kindness.  Thanks and greetings to all.  – Lydia Kalthoff

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 239; Sunday School – 37; Adult Bible Class - 13; Monday Night Bible Class - 7; Early-bird Bible Class – 11; Mid-week Lenten Worship – 96

OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Last Week’s

Weekly Budget

+/- for the Week

+/- for the Year

Home Purpose

     
NA

$6,418.94

NA NA

Missions

     

3-19 - $170.00

3-22 - $179.87

$423.08

-$73.21 -$394.87

Wyneken News

Starting to shop for some new spring and summer clothes?  Consider purchasing SCRIP to take with you on your next shopping trip.  SCRIP is available on most Wednesdays after school and all day and after school on Friday. See Kim Weiland, Friedheim’s SCRIP rep, following the worship service this morning to purchase your SCRIP.  You can also E-mail Kim at kimw@sgiinc.com and place your order.

Wyneken lawn mowing bids are due today.  Include in your bid mowing, shrub trimming, and a one-time proper mulching.  Please give your bid to Kent Stoppenhagen, Randy Everett, or Duane Kiess.

Father/son laser tag at UltraZone Family Entertainment Center in Ft. Wayne is scheduled for next Sunday, April 9.  There will be two sessions, one at noon and the other at 12:30 p.m. with 32 people playing in each time slot.  You must be at least 6 years old and 42” tall to play laser tag.  PTL will pay for two games per person; any extra games and refreshments are the responsibility of those in attendance.  You can sign up at the school office.

Mrs. Deb Olson, our pre-K teacher, has decided not to return to the staff next year.  We thank her for her three years of service; she will be missed.  If you know of anyone who has an Indiana teaching license and is interested in teaching Pre-K, please contact Mr. Timm at 639-6177.  (This year the 4-year old class met on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. while the 3-year-old class met on Tuesday and Thursday mornings also from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.)

Enrollment forms for the 2006-2007 school year were to be mailed last week and need to be returned by April 14.  If you know of a family who may be interested in sending their child to Wyneken, especially for the Pre-K and kindergarten classes, please have them contact the school (639-6177) to be placed on the mailing list.  If anyone has had a recent change in address, please contact the office with your current address.  Thanks for your help!

East Allen will observe their spring break this week.  East Allen parents will need to make transportation arrangements both to and from school that week.

Market Day pick up is on Thursday, April 6, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. 

North Adams will have their Kindergarten Round-Up on Tuesday, April 4, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Northwest Elementary School.  If your child turns five on or before August 1, 2006, they are eligible to be in kindergarten next school you.  Make sure you bring your child’s immunizations records, birth certificate, social security number, and correct house address.  The Lion’s Club will offer free hearing screenings, Adams Memorial Hospital will offer free lead screens and information about health services, and Adams County Step Ahead with the Adams County Sheriffs’ Department will offer Kidcare ID.

Tami Schultz, manager of our child care program, is asking for feedback regarding the program, especially operations for next year.  You may contact her at 639-6064 or send her a note.  Thanks!

The final PTL meeting of the year will be held on Monday, April 10, in the multi-purpose room at 7 p.m.  Election of officers and passing of next year’s budget are items on the agenda.

The following Friedheim students are on the 3rd Quarter Honor Roll:  Brett Hormann, Shelby Kiess, Madison Stoppenhagen, Ethan Lichtle, Brittany Franke, Ashtyn Freimuth, Alex Weiland, Elliot Conrad, Paul Drier, Allyssa Johnson, Clayton Stoppenhagen, and Jenna Timm.  Receiving Honorable Mention are Jacob Bergman, Gunnar Cale, Matt Gorman, Allison Hormann, Jessica Linnemeier, Elizabeth Kiefer, and Shawn Kiess.  Receiving perfect school attendance:  Madilyn Baumann, Timi Weiland, Andy Blomenberg, Kathy Jenkins, Kayla Johnson, Trevor Black, Anna Franke, Ryan Hockemeyer, Kaity Jenkins, Brett Hormann, Shelby Kiess, Gunnar Cale, Brittany Franke, Jessica Linnemeier, Alex Weiland, Caleb Buuck, Elliot Conrad, Paul Drier, Allyssa Johnson, Elizabeth Kiefer, and Jenna Timm.  Those with perfect church attendance include Timi Weiland, Andy Blomenberg, Kayla Johnson, Anna Franke, Alyssa Strickler, Brett Hormann, Brittany Franke, Matt Gorman, and Alex Weiland.  With perfect Sunday School attendance:  Timi Weiland, Andy Blomenberg, Kayla Johnson, Alyssa Strickler, Brittany Franke, and Alex Weiland.

The CD’s, DVD’s, and VHS tapes of the choirs’ performance on Worship for Shut Ins will be available for purchase (cost not available) in the near future.  Once information is available, it will be passed on to you.  Any 6th, 7th, or 8th grader may still join the choir.  The choir practices after school on Tuesdays from 2:30 p.m. to 3:20 p.m.

The 2007 graduating class continues to sell flowers and gift certificates from McNamara (formerly Sandpoint Greenhouse) through April 19.  There are color brochures in either entranceway of the church if you want to get a better idea of what you are ordering.  Order forms and gift certificates will be available at Wyneken on Wednesdays and Fridays at the SCRIP table or you may see any Wyneken 7th grader.  Our 7th graders have a table set up outside this morning (in the front of church) to take orders or sell certificates.  In case of inclement weather, they will move indoors and can probably be found near our SCRIP representative, Kim Weiland.  (Friedheim’s 7th graders include Brittany Franke, Ashtyn Freimuth, Matt Gorman, Allison Hormann, Jessica Linnemeier, Derek Schultz, and Alex Weiland.)  Flowers will be available for pick up at school on Saturday, May 6, or you may use your gift certificate at McNamara’s for a better deal than if you were to shop without a certificate.  Only FULL flats are available for pick up; however, you can mix and match at McNamara’s with your certificate.  For our disabled or elderly supporters, we are offering delivery from the school.  Just let us know if you need this service.  As always, your support of these fundraising projects is truly appreciated by the students.

Kings Island discount coupons are available in the school office.  These coupons are good for weekends in April and May or anytime during the summer months.

Sporting News

Girls’ soccer practice will begin after spring break.  The season for both JV and varsity begins on Wednesday, April 19, with games against St. Paul at Wyneken.  The varsity plays at 4:15 p.m. and the JV at 5:30 p.m.

THIS WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

TODAY

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

  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

8:20 a.m.

Chapel @ Wyneken

 

7:00 p.m.

Mid-week Lenten Service
  7:45 p.m. Choir Practice

THURSDAY

9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class @ Adele Blomenberg’s
  7:00 p.m.

Wyneken School Board  

FRIDAY   Wedding Rehearsal
SATURDAY 3:30 p.m. Manley/Schaefer Wedding

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

April 9

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion (Palm Sunday)

  10:00 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Class
  7:00 p.m. Organizational Meeting – Women’s Bible Study

April 10

7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

April 11

6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class

 

9:00 a.m.

Morning Glories

  7:30 p.m.

LWML Quarterly Meeting

April 12 8:00 a.m. Cakes for Lutheran Home needed
  7:00 p.m. Choir Practice
    Wedding Rehearsal
April 13 8:00 a.m. Thrivent Meeting @ Adams Memorial

 

8:20 a.m.

Chapel @ Wyneken

  9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class
 

7:00 p.m.

Maundy Thursday with Holy Communion
April 14

7:00 p.m.

Good Friday Service of Darkness with Holy Communion

April 15

8:00 a.m. Set up for Easter Garden
    Set up for Easter breakfast
  3:30 p.m.

Brodbeck/Colwell Wedding

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