Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

We welcome you to Friedheim this beautiful spring morning.  It is wonderful to be in the house of the Lord, a freedom we enjoy in this country of ours.  Through the grace of God, we owe a debt of gratitude to those who gave their lives for this freedom.  Remember them especially on Memorial Day.  If you are visiting, please sign one of the guest registries located at either entrance of the church.   Please worship with us again soon.

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Easter 7
May 28, 2006

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Order of Service

Page 5

The Hymns

TLH #4, #462; #38

The Readings

The Post-Ascension Church
Acts 1:15-26   The Church prays for guidance
I John 4:13-21 The Church is assured of God’s presence
John 17:16-19 The Church is confronted and confronts


“Jesus!  Pray for Me!” – John 17:11b-19

Jesus prays for you…

1.       to be one with each other.

2.       to have His joy.

3.       to be protected from evil.

4.       to be sanctified in truth.

The Acolyte

Derek Schultz

+  Soli Deo Gloria  +

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Mitzi Gardner, Loren Hartmann, Tami Schultz, David Blomenberg, Rudi Eidam, Adam Buuck, Zac Lichtle, Sherri Johnson, Andrea Johnson, Alicia Drier, Aaron Bergman, and David Brandt.  We also remember all those involved in education at both the parochial and public schools as the final days of the school year are fast approaching.  May our loving Savior direct, bless, and guide their lives.

We rejoice with Amber Thieme (one of our Wyneken 8th grade teachers) and Darin Franz (Richard & Margaret Buuck’s grandson) who will be married this Saturday at Immanuel Lutheran Church (Union Township).  We pray that the Lord will bless this couple as they begin their life together.

Anniversaries greetings go out to Elfurt & Adele Blomenberg who will celebrate their 57th anniversary tomorrow, May 29.  We pray that the Lord continues to be at the heart of their home and bestow His many blessings upon them.

May the Great Physician grant health and strength to all who are in need of His healing hand.  We remember in our prayers Bill Fuhrman who is back at Woodcrest, Willis Conrad who has returned home, Dean Wass who is a patient at Lutheran Hospital, and Sandy Franz.

We remember in our prayers the friends and family of Gary Jeffrey, grandfather of Dave Roemer, who was called to be with his Savior on Monday, May 22, and was given Christian burial this past Friday.  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.

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

Beginning in June, the Thursday morning LWML Bible class will begin meeting on their summer schedule (monthly instead of weekly).  They will meet at the home of Adele Blomenberg on Thursday, June 8.  The Women’s Bible Study group that meets on Sunday evenings will not meet tonight due to the holiday weekend (Memorial Day) but will meet again on Sunday, June 4.

Tune in to the Lutheran Hour which 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 is also broadcast 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. on Sunday. 

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 LYF will have a short meeting in the Parish Hall next Sunday, June 4, following the worship service.  Our July outing needs to be discussed as well as who will take over as officers for our group since all our current officers will be graduating in June.

Council Members:  The minutes from the May 2 Council meeting are in your slots in either entranceway of the church.  You may pick them up following the worship service this morning.  The next Council meeting is Tuesday, June 6, at 8 p.m.

Boxes have been placed in either entranceway of the church for the ingathering for the convention.  Requested items include bath soap and deodorant for women, baby wipes and baby wash, men’s underwear, T-shirts, and socks.  The two ministries benefiting from the ingathering are RETA (Reason Enough to Act) and the Bakery House.  With the convention beginning on June 23, all items need to be in church by June 18.

As you look at the graveyard this weekend, you will notice American flags placed by the graves of our veterans who have served during the various conflicts with which our country has been involved.  If for some reason a flag is not placed at your loved ones grave and you believe it should be there, please contact Ben Miller.  He has, with love, gratitude, and pride, placed these flags for many years to honor these veterans and for that we wish to thank him.

Don’t forget to check out the church’s website at www.zionfriedheim.org

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will have a “Lutheran Night” at the Ft. Wayne Wizards baseball game on Friday, June 23, with the game starting at 7:00 p.m.  The $3 tickets have all been sold, but there is an order form available to get tickets at $6.  If you have questions, please contact Leesa Heckman at 724-4340. 

The Lutheran Home Auxiliary is sponsoring a chicken barbecue on Friday, June 9, with serving from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and carry-outs available beginning at 3 p.m.  Entertainment will be provided by “Jack & Guy.”  You can purchase pre-sale tickets from Donna Hileman ($6.00).  At the door, the cost will be $6.50.  If you don’t want an entire meal, but the chicken only, ½ chicken will be available in the drive thru from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. for $3.50.

Youth ushers for June will be James Fuhrmann and Chase McAllister.

Serving on Altar Guild for the month of June are Evie Fuhrman, Leesa Heckman, and Shirley Hormann.

The men’s softball team will have their first game this Wednesday, May 31, at 8:30 p.m. at Hoagland.  Anyone who has been confirmed is welcome to join the team.   A complete schedule will be available soon.

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 306 with 177 receiving Holy Communion; Adult Bible Class – 16; Monday Evening Bible Class - 4; Early-bird Bible Class – 11; Ascension Day Worship – 34 with 25 receiving Holy Communion


Last Week’s

Weekly Budget

+/- for the Week

+/- for the Year

Home Purpose



-$3,576.19 -$30,482.39



5/21 - $160.00
Ascension Day - $100.00




Wyneken News

The Wyneken School Board has extended a call to Janine Albert to be the Pre-K teacher.  We pray that the Lord will guide her as she contemplates this call.

The date has been extended to Thursday, June 15, to complete the online survey requested by the Lutheran Foundation.  As of May 15, only 44 of Wyneken’s 130 families have completed the survey.  If you have not yet completed the survey, please take a moment to complete it now.  The link to the survey is http://surveys.truenorthsa.com.  You then need to enter Wyneken’s six-digit code (474346), which is both the User ID and the Password.  If you don’t have access to the Internet, a paper copy can be picked up from the school office or you may come to school and use one of the Wyneken computers.  If you have any questions, please contact Lowell Timm (639-6177).

The SCRIP Committee would like to thank all who supported this program throughout the year.  By your purchase of SCRIP, $18,700 has been given to the PTL to help with programs at our school.  This amount doesn’t include the money from the Christmas contest.  Don’t forget to use SCRIP over the summer months.  Think SCRIP for your everyday needs and also for all those special occasions.  You can purchase SCRIP on Sunday mornings from Kim Weiland, Friedheim’s SCRIP representative.  You can also E-mail Kim at kimw@sgiinc.com and place your order.

Market Day pick-up date is Thursday, June 1, from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the cafeteria.  If you have any questions, you can contact Sharon Franke (623-3992). 

The 7th grade class would like to thank everyone who bought flowers through McNamara’s and would like to remind those who purchased certificates that those certificates must be redeemed by this Wednesday, May 31

Nelson’s port-a-pit chicken and ribs will be available for Father’s Day, June 18.  Pre-sale tickets are $5 for ½ chicken and $6 for ½ slab of ribs and are available from any Wyneken 7th grader.  Friedheim’s 7th graders are Brittany Franke, Ashtyn Freimuth, Matt Gorman, Allison Hormann, Jessica Linnemeier, Derek Schultz, and Alex Weiland.  By purchasing the tickets pre-sale, you not only ensure yourself of getting that great food, but it helps the class order the needed amount.  There will be some “extras” available on the 18th.  Serving will again be from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  (However, serving will stop at 11:30 a.m. at Friedheim.  You may go to Bingen to pick up your food after 11:30 a.m.).  Again, your support of the class is so appreciated.

The PTL is still in need of a vice-president for next year.  If you are interested or wish to nominate someone for that position, please contact Brian Hartman, Bill Johnson, or Cindy Gallmeyer.

Closing chapel and awards will be on Tuesday, May 30.  The awards ceremony will begin at 8:30 a.m. followed by the chapel service at 10 a.m.  Since school will dismiss early (at 11 a.m.), all students will need to find transportation home that day.  Just a reminder, report cards will be withheld from students whose families have any outstanding fees (tuition, library, lunch, child care, etc.). Child care will not be open on the afternoon of the 30th.

All ABC’s for Education receipts from Scott’s are due by Friday, June 2.  (With the last day of school being May 30, you may wish to get them to Wyneken by that date.)  As of May 24, approximately $200,000 in receipts have been accumulated.  The money earned from this program will be used to purchase school supplies and equipment.

St. John’s Bingen will host this year’s 8th grade graduation service.  It will be held on Tuesday, May 30, at 7 p.m. with a reception in their Fellowship Hall following the worship service.

The school cleaning date has been set for Saturday, June 3.  Work will begin at 8 a.m. and continuing until noon.  The more willing hands available that morning, the more work will be accomplished.  Thanks in advance for your help.

Enrollment in Wyneken’s 3-year-old and 4-year-old preschool is in progress.  The 3-year olds meet on Tuesday and Thursday mornings and the 4-year olds meet on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings.  Classes meet from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for both groups.  If you know of anyone who might be interested in this program, please have them contact the school office at 639-6177.

The Music Department would like to thank both the parents and students for making this program a success this year.

During the summer months, the school office will only be open in the mornings (9 a.m. to noon).

Dates to keep in mind:  Registration information to be mailed mid-July; Reports to be included in Wyneken’s Annual Report to the Association need to be in the school office by Monday, July 17; Annual Association Meeting will be held on Monday, July 31; Registration Day – Tuesday, August 8; Opening Day – Monday, August 21 (half day).

Sporting News

Congratulations to the following Friedheim students who were recognized at the athletic banquet last Sunday:  Paul Drier (Golden Boot Award – Soccer), Elliot Conrad (MVP – Basketball & Attitude & Hustle – Wrestling), Clayton Stoppenhagen (Most Improved Player – Basketball), Allyssa Johnson (Co-MVP – volleyball), Jenna Timm (Attitude & Hustle – Volleyball and Basketball, Golden Boot - Soccer), Brittany Franke (Attitude & Hustle – Basketball & Most Improved Player – Soccer).  In addition, Elliot Conrad was the recipient of the McBride Christian Athlete Award and Elizabeth Kiefer received an All Sport Award). 

There will be a Wyneken Summer Volleyball League for all students (both boys and girls) who will be sixth graders next school year and including the eighth grade class of 2006.  There will be 3-on-3 volleyball games on Monday nights.  There is a sign-up sheet in the gym.  For more information, please contact Tammy Shoup (724-9069).

Information is available in the school office concerning basketball clinics, fall soccer leagues, summer camps, and other sports camps.  Please stop by and see what opportunities are available for your child this summer.

There are just a few items of Wyneken Spirit Wear left.  There is one youth large navy T-shirt ($10), one adult small navy T-shirt ($10), one adult small sweatpants ($18), and one adult medium sweatpants ($18).  These are available in the school office on a first-come, first-serve basis.



TODAY 9:00 a.m. Worship Service
TUESDAY 6:00 a.m. Early-bird Bible Class
  8:30 a.m.  Wyneken awards
  10:00 a.m. Wyneken closing chapel
    (School will dismiss at 11 a.m.)
  7:00 p.m. 8th grade graduation at Bingen
WEDNESDAY 8:30 a.m. Men’s softball @ Hoagland
SATURDAY 8:00 a.m. School cleaning
  5:30 p.m.

Thieme/Franz Wedding (at Union)


June 4

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion
  10:00 a.m. LYF Meeting (Parish Hall)
  7:00 p.m. Women’s Bible Study
June 5 7:00 p.m. Monday Night Bible Class
June 6

6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class
  7:00 p.m. Elders’ Meeting
  7:30 p.m. Trustees’ Meeting
  8:00 p.m. Council Meeting
June 7 All Day Tabea Society
June 8 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class @ Adele Blomenberg’s

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


O, liberty, a priceless gift
Of which so many are bereft,
‘Twas bought with blood of men so brave,
And all they had they freely gave
The path they trod—it was not soft;
But filled with pain and misery,
They died to give us LIBERTY.

--- Lessie P. Perdue