Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

We are happy that you joined us this morning in our celebration of the glorious resurrection of our Lord.  It is always best to share joy with other people.  We invite you to return often and share in our celebration in the new life of this Easter season.  If you are communing with us this morning, please fill out a communion registration card.  These cards may be found in either entranceway of the church.  Please place the cards in the offering plate or give them to one of the Deacons.  Thanks!

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Easter Sunday
April 16, 2006

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Opening Hymn

“I Know that My Redeemer Lives”

TLH #200 (verses 4 & 7 by choir only)




The Call to Worship






The Easter Collect






The Choir

“Christ is Alive”





The Scripture Readings




First Lesson

Isaiah 25:6-9


Second Lesson

1 Corinthians 15:19-28


Gospel Lesson

Mark 16:1-8




The Sermon Hymn

“With High Delight Let Us Unite”

LW #134




The Sermon  

“Easter Joy  Isaiah 25:6-9





The Gathering of the Morning Offerings



The choir will sing “The Tomb Stands Empty” during the gathering of the offerings.




The Prayers of the People of God at Friedheim





The Lord’s Prayer






The Communion Prayer






The Words of Institution & the Distribution





The Distribution Hymns




“Christ the Lord is Risen Today; Alleluia!”

TLH #191


“This is the Feast of Victory for Our God”

See Insert


“I Know that My Redeemer Liveth

The Choir


“Christ the Lord is Risen Today”

TLH #193


“He’s Risen, He’s Risen, Christ Jesus the Lord”

TLH #198


“Jesus Christ is Risen Today, Alleluia”

TLH #199


“The Day of Resurrection”

TLH #205




The Post-Communion Collect






The Benediction






The Choir

“Hallelujah Chorus”



(The congregation is invited to join the choir in singing the “Hallelujah Chorus.”)




The Acolyte

Caleb Buuck


+  Soli Deo Gloria  +

We thank all those who enhanced our worship service this morning with their musical gifts.  It has truly made our worship service more memorable.

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Duane Kiess, George Geyer, Jan Linnemeier, Bev Jenkins, and Becky Blomenberg.  We also remember all those involved in education including our Wyneken custodian, Kim Ehlerding, and our school secretary, Dani Fuhrman, Lin Gorman, one of our Sunday School teachers, and Sara Rhymer who teaches in the North Adams system.  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 Hildegard Kiefer who has returned home, Hubert Fuelling, Gary Jeffrey, and Sandy Franz.

We rejoice with Tiffany Brodbeck and Josh Colwell who were married at Friedheim yesterday afternoon.  We pray the Lord’s blessings upon this couple as they begin their life together.

We welcome into communicant membership through adult confirmation, David Roemer (grandson of Jeff & Sherril Bradtmueller and great-grandson of Gary & Dorothy Heckman) and Tessa Schlemmer.  They completed their instruction on Tuesday, April 11.  We pray the Lord’s blessings upon them.

We remember in our prayers Marlin & Alma Keidel who will celebrate their 57th wedding anniversary tomorrow, the 17th.   Frank & Marilyn Buuck celebrated their 53rd anniversary last Tuesday, April 11.  We pray the Lord continue to bless these couples.

We remember in our prayers Faith Lutheran Church in Roanoke and Rev. Ralph Sielaff who has accepted the call to serve as their minister.  We pray the Lord’s blessings upon this congregation and Rev. Sielaff.

The Adult Bible Class will not meet again until Sunday, May 14, when the lesson, “Samson,” will be discussed.  Samson was a man of incredible strength, good looks, and a winsome personality. He knew what he wanted and usually got it. One could also say he was spoiled. Yet the Lord used him to Judge Israel during one of the darker periods of her history. His story unfolds before us on the 14th.

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

Board of Stewardship’s Food for Thought: In the beginning, God gave, and He continues to give.  God’s character is to give.  Our Heavenly Father loves us so much that He holds nothing back from us, either in this world or the one to come.  “He Who did not spare His own Son, but gave Him up for us all—how will He not also, along with Him, graciously give us all things?” (Romans 8:32).  To give and to keep on giving is the essential nature of God Who is love.  As our faith grows and matures, we also become givers who, by God’s grace, give freely and generously.

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.

There will be no Monday night Bible class tomorrow night (April 17).  The class will resume on the 24th.

The new women’s Bible study that will meet on Sunday evenings now has a name—“Busy Woman’s Bible Study.”  This group will meet in the church basement on Sunday evenings at 7 p.m. beginning next Sunday, April 23.  A twelve-week study on the book, “Living a Life of Balance,” will be the first subject tackled.  Each class will last one hour and we promise, no homework, no papers!! 

Thanks to all who have helped beautify the church this morning through your donations of flowers and/or plants.  We also wish to thank the Decorating Committee for their work on this project.   You may take your flowers and/or plants home with you following the Easter Festival service.

“In Memory Of”

Contributed by



Aldine & Darlene Conrad

Roger & Marla Manley & family

Shirley & Dale Knight; Frederick & Paul Hansen;

Marv, Shirley, Alicia, and Paul Drier

    William & Marion Gillett; Elizabeth & Jim Nelson


Aldine & Darlene Conrad; Edward Scheumann

Richard & Eldora Scheumann

Ralph Berning

Bernice Berning family

Richard & Duke Richard Keuneke

Evelyn Keuneke

Grandma & Grandpa Baker; Grandpa Kitson

D. J. Kitson

Elsie & Al Buuck

Jan Buuck

Helen Whitacre

Tim & Kris Blomenberg

Herman & Mela Norden

Ron & Bonnie Buuck

Arthur & Alma Boenker

Allen Buuck family

Arnold Thieme; Karl Sprunger

Floyd & Jane Thieme

Henry & Hannah Conrad; Irene Conrad; Carol Conrad;

Willis Conrad family

    Herman & Martha Bulmahn


Kenneth Gaunt

Dave & Teri Conrad & family

Janell Scott & Aldine Conrad

Mark & Carma Conrad & family

Delmore Fuelling

Dean & Cindy Wass

Elmer & Helen Fuhrman; Adelbert Conrad

Les & Karen Conrad

Candice Renae Shannon

Kent & Monica Stoppenhagen & family

Doyle & Winona Gehres

Don & Shirley Gehres

Dawson Bultemeier; Lorenz & Selma Bultemeier

Ron & Kathy Bultemeier

Our deceased family members

Sharon & Mike Christianer

Our parents & grandparents

Sean & Betty Sielschott & family



“In Honor Of”

Contributed by



Pastor Dahling & his family

The congregation

All the ladies who help Eldora

Richard & Eldora Scheumann

Grandpa & Grandma Fuhrman

D. J. Kitson

Adele Blomenberg

Tim & Kris Blomenberg

Richard & Margaret Buuck

Ron & Bonnie Buuck

Richard & Margaret Buuck

Allen Buuck family

“My friend Sandy”

Bernice Caston

Our grandchildren & parents

Christine & Leonard Bultemeier

Our children—Jodi, Todd, & Scott & their families—and our   
     parents, Richard & Eldora Scheumann

Don & Shirley Gehres

Our families

Phil & Sharon Franke, Britt & Anna

Blessings Received!!

Don Jenkins family

Mr. & Mrs. Josh (Tiffany) Colwell

Rich & Kim Weiland

The following families also contributed to today’s Easter garden—Deb & Tracy Stevens, Dave & Deb Miller, Tina & F red Geels, Dan & Elizabeth Schuller, and Sara & Chris Rhymer.

Included in this morning’s bulletin are LWML Mite Envelopes.  (There are always envelopes in either entranceway of the church for you to use at your convenience.)  Through your mites, mission work, both domestic and international, is supported.  For those unable to attend last Tuesday’s quarterly meeting, you may place your mites in the boxes in either entranceway of the church, put them in the collection plate, or give them to our LWML treasurer, Cindy Wass.  Cindy sends the mites to the District treasurer on a quarterly basis so this mission work can continue.  We thank all of you who faithfully support the work of the LWML.

Is your kitchen missing some dishes?  You may wish to check out the items left in the furnace room in the church basement.  These items were brought back from Wyneken after the Soup & Sandwich and still need to find their “home.”  Thanks!

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.

The LWML’s Spring Praise Service, “Let There Be Light,” will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church (Union Township) on Saturday, April 22, at 9 a.m.  Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.  The ingathering will be cleaning supplies for the Seminary Food Bank.  A light meal will follow and a free will offering will be taken.  All ladies of the congregation are invited and encouraged to attend.

The LLL-LWML Rally will be held on Sunday, April 30, at 3 p.m. at St. John’s Flatrock.  Pastor Otto Brillinger, a former pastor here at Friedheim, will be the guest speaker.  Pastor Brillinger will speak about his missionary work in Russia.  A light meal will follow with a free will offering taken.

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.

Make plans to attend our Quarterly Voters’ Meeting, which will be held next Sunday, April 23, following the worship service.  Stay and listen to the reports from our various boards and committees.

There are still five 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.

There will be a genealogy seminar at New Hope Lutheran Church this Saturday, April 22, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.  James Feit, vice president of the Indiana German Heritage Society will be the guest.  He will present genealogy information on the northwest area of Germany from where many of our Adams, Allen, and Wells County families emigrated.  He will include in his presentation sources to explore, both in America and Germany, as well as the pros and cons of using the Internet in your search.  There will also be some displays of German items, books, and maps.  Brochures will be available and some additional items will be for sale.  Refreshments will be served.  Bring your questions and enjoy the presentation.  For additional information please call 639-6530.  The Friends of Wyneken are also co-hosting this event.

A Swiss steak/chicken nuggets dinner will be held for former Central Lutheran School student, Asheley Kidd and her mother, Sara.  Asheley is presently undergoing treatment for Pelvic Function Dysfunction at the Cleveland Clinic while her mother, Sara, suffers from Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, a nervous system malfunction, which results in constant severe pain.  All profits will go toward their many medical bills.  The dinner will be held on Friday, May 5, at Central Lutheran School with serving from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  (Carryouts will also be available.)  Tickets are $7 for adults; $4.50 for children (4-11), and those children three and under may eat for free.  Tickets will be available at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 800 Green Street, Martinie Lutheran Church, 333 E. Moeller Road, and St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1910 N Berthaud Road in New Haven after April 23.  Tickets will also be sold at the door.  East Allen County Chapter #30846 of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will provide matching funds.

April has specials popping up at the Concordia Lutheran High School Thrift Shop at 3436 N. Anthony in Ft. Wayne.  “Spring Deals” with half price on all clothing sales (some exceptions may apply) will be held from April 21 to April 29.  Thrift Shop hours are Monday, 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Take a stroll through Our Creator’s Classroom, Concordia High School’s outdoor environmental education facility, tour the Fred Zollner Athletic Complex, step inside the doors of the high school and see demonstrations from various groups, meet some of Concordia’s students, learn, about their academic departments, a get a closer look at Concordia.  You will have this opportunity on Sunday, April 30, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 285; Adult Bible Class - 10; Monday Night Bible Class - 6; Early-bird Bible Class – 12


Last Week’s

Weekly Budget

+/- for the Week

+/- for the Year

Home Purpose



-$1,863.94 -$17,046.29





-$213.08 -$495.25

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.

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.)

Market Day order forms are included in today’s bulletin.  Order forms need to be returned by Thursday, April 27, with Internet orders (www.marketday.com) due on noon, Saturday, April 29.  Pick up date is Thursday, May 4, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Take some time to look over the selections and see what you need for those confirmation and graduation parties.  By ordering $40 worth of items, you will receive $10 in coupons.  New items this month include the beef teriyaki kit ($8.49), funnel cakes ($7.99), and pepper jack burgers ($8.99).  Specials include chicNSteakes ($11.89), French toast sticks ($4.49), filet of sirloin ($24.89), ham steaks ($11.89), Ocean Spray wildberry singles ($10.49), broccoli and cheese stuffed chicken ($12.99), chicken fries ($11.49), fish & chips ($11.29), garlic & herb shrimp ($12.29), cinnamon brown sugar bagel-ers ($7.49), chicken stir-fry kit ($12.49), Italian wedding soup ($8.69), individual beef pot pies ($8.49), gemeli pasta & vegetable blend ($6.99), California blend ($7.39), Prince Edward vegetable medley ($7.59)cheese pizza eat-zzas ($6.49), Li’l bagel dogs ($6.89), potato skins ($6.29), giant cinnamon Goldfish grahams ($5.59), bumbleberry blossoms ($7.99), pretzels ($7.99), and lemon lime ice ($6.49).   If you have any questions, you can contact Sharon Franke (623-3992). 

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!

Chapel will be held on Easter Monday (April 17) this week.

The advanced band and chimes will trade meeting dates the week of April 24.  The band will meet on Monday, April 24, with chimes meeting on Wednesday, April 26.  The chimes group will be playing at Preble next Sunday, April 23, at the 8:00 a.m. service.  They will be here at Friedheim on May 21.

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.

The Wyneken Mini 4-H club will meet on Monday, April 17, Wednesday, April 19, Monday, April 24, and Wednesday, April 26.  All kindergarten-2nd grade students are eligible to join.  The meetings will be held from 2:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. in the multi-purpose room.

The upper grades program will be held on Tuesday, April 18, at 7 p.m. All are invited to come and be entertained by our older students.

Wyneken will participate in the Autism Awareness Walk to be held in early May.  When information is available, it will be passed on to those interested in participating.

Would you like to be a more active member of the Wyneken PTL?  Would you be willing to serve in an office?  The PTL is in need of a vice president for the 2006-2007 school year.  This person would then serve as president of the PTL for the 2007-2008 school year.  If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Bill Johnson (547-4690), Brian Hartman (639-6000), or Cindy Gallmeyer (724-4047).

The Spring Concert will be held on Tuesday, May 2, at 7 p.m. for students in grades 3-8.  Keep that date open and plan on attending!

Friday, May 5, will be Grandparents & Special Friends Day at Wyneken.  More information will be coming home soon with the students, but mark your calendars so you don’t miss this fun-filled day for our Wyneken students.

You may also want to mark your calendar for Tuesday, May 30, the date for the 8th grade graduation.  This year’s graduation will be held at St. John’s Bingen at 7 p.m.

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 has begun.  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.  On Friday, April 21, both teams will again see action with games at Kreager Park.  The varsity plays Concordia at 4:15 p.m. with the JV game against Concordia starting at 5:30 p.m.



6:30 a.m.

Easter Sunrise Worship
  7:15 a.m. LYF Easter Breakfast
  9:00 a.m. Easter Festival Service with Holy Communion
MONDAY 8:20 a.m.  Chapel @ Wyneken

6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class
  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
  1:00 p.m. Concordia Seminary Guild @ Luther Hall

All Day

Tabea Society
  1:30 p.m. Lutheran Home Auxiliary Card Party
  7:00 p.m. Choir

9:00 a.m.

LWML Bible Class @ Lucile Stoppenhagen’s
    Items for May Newsletter needed in Church Office
SATURDAY 8:30 a.m.  Registration for Praise Service
  9:00 a.m. LWML Praise Service @ Immanuel (Union Township)
  1:00 p.m. Genealogy Seminar @ New Hope


April 23 9:00 a.m. Worship Service
  10:00 a.m. Sunday School & Adult Bible Class
  10:00 a.m. Quarterly Voters’ Meeting
  7:00 p.m. Women’s Bible Study
April 24 7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
April 25

6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class
  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
April 26 8:20 a.m.  Chapel @ Wyneken
  7:00 p.m. Choir
April 27

9:00 a.m.

LWML Bible Class
April 29 9:00 a.m. Confirmation pictures & practice

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