Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

We welcome you to Friedheim on this Palm Sunday.  We remember that first Palm Sunday when Jesus rode triumphantly into Jerusalem.  If you are communing, please take a moment to complete a communion registration card.  Cards can be found in either entranceway of the church and may be placed in the offering plate or given to one of the Deacons.  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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Palm Sunday
April 1, 2007

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Order of Service

Page 15
Special Music

“Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee”
“Go My Children”

The Hymns

TLH #161; #351; #160; #163; #339; #162


The Nature of God’s Love

Deuteronomy 32:36-39 Love as compassion
Philippians 2:5-11 Love as humble sacrifice
Luke 23:1-49 Love as sacrifice

“The King Conquers a City with Love” – Luke 19:27

Palm Sunday is an easy scene to recreate.  It is so very familiar, but what really is going on here?  The reaction of the crowd was bound to have happened as it did.
The Raising of Lazarus.
2. The crowd’s reaction
An explanation of the crowd’s turn

The Acolyte

Derek Schultz

+  Soli Deo Gloria  +

Statement of Communion Practice

We believe that in the Lord’s Supper we receive the true Body and Blood of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in, with, and under the bread and wine.  We welcome to our Altar all who share this belief and are fellow members of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.  If you are communing with us for the first time, please speak to one of the Deacons or Pastor Dahling.

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Aaron M. Conrad, Ted Gallmeyer, Ben Miller, Rich Scheumann, Don Kitson, Hunter Wilkinson, and Leesa Heckman.  We also remember in our prayers our Wyneken 1st grade teacher, Becky Klenke, Leslie Lawson who teaches in the East Allen system, and Sara Werling, one of our Sunday School teachers.   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 especially remember in our prayers Shirley Witte, Helen Erxleben, Mark Jackson, Lynn Selking, Eileen Miller (sister of Jim & Jerry Bultemeyer and Rosie Bultemeier), and Larry Leininger (brother of Jean Timm).

We extend our Christian sympathy to the family and friends of Frank Buuck who was called to be with his Lord on Wednesday, March 28, and will be given Christian burial here at Friedheim this afternoon at 2 p.m., with viewing at Zwick’s & Jahn’s from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today.   May the God of all comfort be with those who mourn, reminding them of that great day when they will be reunited with their loved ones in heaven.

We also remember those who are serving our country—Brian Moeller who is in Iraq, Jason Putteet, Cam Koldyke (Audra’s husband), Josh Colwell (Tiffany’s husband), Mike Brandt, Jacob Stoppenhagen, Justin Grant (Shirley Buuck’s nephew) who is in Afghanistan, and Cody Kiess, grandson of Gene and Irene Kiess, who is undergoing training in Texas.  If you wish to send greetings or words of encouragement to Brian, you may write him at Brian Moeller, Specialist, A CO 1-3 BTB, APO – AE 09381.    May the Lord protect and guide them in their missions.

We thank Lydia Dahling for sharing her gift of song with us this morning.  Wayne Erxleben accompanied Lydia on the acoustic guitar.  It has truly enhanced our worship service.

For many years, Palm Sunday was the day of confirmation.  Today we will re-affirm those confirmation vows that we spoke.  May our faiths continue to grow as we serve our Lord.

Included in this morning’s bulletin is our weekly study guide, “Time in the Word.”  This week’s theme is Holy Week.

We invite you to our Holy Week services when on Maundy Thursday (April 5) the sermon will be “The King Conquers Evil with Goodness” and on Good Friday (April 6) the sermon is “The King Conquers Death with Faith.”  Both services begin at 7 p.m. and Holy Communion will be celebrated on both days. 

The Lenten Devotional, “Sing the Glad Refrain,” can be found in either entranceway of the church.  Please pick up a copy and take it home with you. 

The Adult Bible Class will continue to study Bible stories from the Old Testament.  Today we will look at the Three Men in the Fiery Furnace.  The issue of standing up to peer pressure is a popular topic amongst teens and parents.  Three youths give us an example of “feeling the heat.”  We review the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.

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.  Lutheran Hour can also be heard on WOWO (1190 AM) on Sunday mornings at 11 a.m.  Tune in! 

On Worship for Shut Ins today’s message is “The Coming One” from Matthew 21:9 by Rev. Dan Brege from St. Paul’s Preble.    Old Testament prophecy was reaching a climax as Jesus rode into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday.  He was going to the cross and empty tomb for our salvation.  Jesus came for this purpose, and now He comes to us through Word and Sacrament, forgiving and encouraging us in this difficult life. Next Sunday (Easter Sunday), Rev. Ken Klaus, a speaker for the Lutheran Hour, will preach on “Christ is Risen” from Exodus 14:15.  You can tune in to Worship for Shut Ins on Sunday mornings at 6:30 a.m. on WPTA-TV Channel 21, on Digital 33.2 & Satellite 252 on Sunday mornings at 8 a.m., or on Comcast Cable Channel 55 on Sunday and Monday afternoons at 4 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?  

Board of Stewardship’s Food for Thought – Money by itself is neutral; or money is what we make it.  Money can be our end or means to an end.  Money can own us or be owned by us.  Money can be our servant or our master.  The Bible tells us that it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter God’s kingdom (Matthew 19:24).  IT is not money, but our attitude toward money that can separate us from a relationship with Jesus.

Council Members:  The minutes of the March 6 and March 20 Council Meetings can be found in your slots in either entranceway of the church.  Please pick them up as you leave the worship service this morning.  The next Council Meeting is this Tuesday, April 3, at 8 p.m. in the church basement.

Want to be a helpful Easter bunny?  If you are interested helping deliver Easter gifts (prepared by our LWML ladies) to our church’s shut ins and members over 90, please contact Marlene Conrad at 547-4597.  It’s hoped that these can be delivered before Easter (April 8).

If you are bringing your own flowers and/or plants to church for the Easter Memorial Garden, they need to be in church by 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 7.  If you would like your contribution acknowledged in the Easter bulletin, that information needs to be in to the church office no later than Monday, April 2.  Thanks for your help!

The LYF invites you to the Easter breakfast next Sunday morning in the Parish Hall.  Serving will begin immediately following the Easter sunrise service (6:30 a.m.) and end just before the beginning of the Festival Service at 9 a.m.  The menu includes scrambled eggs, ham, smokey links, mixed fruit, toast, breakfast rolls, orange juice, coffee, and milk.  A freewill offering will be taken.

LYF members are reminded that they are to be at the Parish Hall at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 7, to set up for the Easter breakfast.  Sophomores, please bring one gallon of orange juice Saturday morning so we’ll be sure to have it on Sunday morning for the breakfast.  All other classes are to bring breakfast rolls on Sunday morning.  Please be at the Parish Hall on Easter morning at 6 a.m.
The LYF will have a paper and aluminum can drive on Saturday, April 14, from
8 a.m. to 11 a.m.  If you would like the youth to come to your home to pick up your papers or cans, please contact Jerry Bultemeyer (724-9829), Mike Conrad (547-4717), or Stan Stoppenhagen (728-9101) prior to the 14th so your name can be placed on a list and a route for pick ups can be made.

The Trustees will have a church clean-up day on Saturday, April 14, beginning at 8 a.m.  The more willing hands, the shorter it will take to get the jobs accomplished.  Thanks in advance for your help.

There will be no Monday evening Bible class on Monday, April 2.  The Busy Women’s Bible Class won’t meet that night either.  Classes resume on the 9th.  There will be no Early-bird Bible Class this Tuesday morning.  That class resumes on the 10th.

There will be a Sunday Brunch at the Ft. Wayne Seminary from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today in the Katherine Luther Dining Hall. 

The ladies of the Decatur Zone of the LWML are invited to the Fort Wayne Zone’s Spring Rally on Saturday, April 21, at Suburban Bethlehem Lutheran School.  A registration fee of $6 is payable at the door.  The registration and breakfast begins at 8:30 a.m. Pastor Richard Smith will have the opening devotion at 9 a.m.  Elaine Bickel of Millington, Michigan, will speak on the theme for the day, “Beautiful Women of God.”   Mrs. Bickel, a humorous and inspirational speaker, has spoken at both national and Indiana District LWML conventions.  A monetary donation will be taken for the Indiana District LWML Scholarship Fund.  Closing devotions will be held around 11:30 a.m.  If you would like to attend, please contact Dolores Aman at 489-1314 by Sunday, April 15. 

Our next quarterly LWML Meeting will be held in the church basement on Tuesday, April 10, at 7 p.m.  This meeting is open to all.  An exciting presentation by Lea Ann Fifer will be given about a possible mission trip to Guatemala in 2008.  Be a part of this trip with other ladies of Indiana’s LWML’s.  Come and hear what it would take to share your time and talents in Guatemala in 2008.  Ladies, don’t forget to bring your mites.  There are envelopes in either entranceway of the church for you to place your contribution.

The Decatur Zone’s LWML Praise Service will be held on Sunday, April 22, at 3 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, Tenth and Monroe Streets in Decatur.  The theme of this spring’s service is “Between a Rock and a Hard Place—is a Good Place.”   All ladies are invited to attend.

A keyless entry (possibly for a Honda) was found near the kindergarten Sunday School room.  If you know of someone who is looking for this, please contact the church office (547-4248).

The Men’s Fastpitch Softball League is sponsoring a square dance on Friday, May 11, at the Hoagland Hayloft.  The doors open at 7:30 p.m.   Tickets are available at the door for $5 per person.

A golf outing, sponsored by the Decatur Men’s Fastpitch Softball League, is set for Saturday, July 14, beginning at 7:30 a.m. at Grey Goose in Decatur.  The cost is $180 for a four-person team.  Please contact Todd Busick at 223-1834 to register your team.

The Lutheran Chorale, a volunteer organization, is looking for a new director.  Our director the past seven years is unable to continue in this position.  The choir is eager to “take direction” from someone enthused about “making music” for the Lord.  If you have any questions about this position, have a referral, or are a potential candidate yourself, please contact Aldon Bultemeier, president of the Lutheran Chorale by mail at 905 N. Metts, in Ossian, IN 46777, or by phone at 260-622-7792, or by E-mail at aldonb805@aol.com.

Thank you to the members of Friedheim for the cards and best wishes for my 99th birthday.  May the Lord richly bless each of you.  Thanks and greetings to all.  – Lydia Kalthoff

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 250; Sunday School – 49; Bible Class - 18; Monday Evening Bible Class - 6; Busy Women’s Bible Class – 6; Early-bird Bible Class - 12; Mid-week Lenten Worship Service - 77



Last Week’s Contributions

Home Purpose


Missions – March 21

Missions – March 25



The Door Collection for International Missions & Worship for Shut Ins was $201 not $401.   Wyneken Contributions for March were $4,425, with a year-to-date total of $8,640.

Wyneken News

SCRIP will be available at Wyneken after school on Wednesdays and Fridays and all day on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. (Not this week, of course, with spring break).  SCRIP is looking for an assistant to help with the orders.  An order is placed every other Monday and takes approximately two hours.  If interested or if you have questions, please call Jane Kleine at 639-7244.  You may also purchase SCRIP after the worship service this morning by seeing Kim Weiland, our SCRIP representative.  You can also E-mail Kim at kimw@sgiinc.com and place your SCRIP order. 

The chapel offerings for the last quarter of school will be given to the victims of Hurricane Katrina, specifically our sister school, St. Paul’s Lutheran School in New Orleans, Louisiana.  St. Paul’s had over $2 million in damage to their church and school with over 70% of their students losing their homes and their parents losing their jobs.  The school reopened in October 2005 with an enrollment of 24 students (down from 174).  By the end of 2006, their enrollment had climbed to 144, but many of these students are from the public school system because their schools were totally destroyed.  St. Paul’s has spent over $70,000 so far this year in tuition assistance, with an additional $30,000 needed.  However, they have no money left for assistance.  Please keep St. Paul and its families in your prayers and prayerfully consider how you can help this ministry.

Look over the new Market Day items (flat iron steaks-$12.99, turtle brownies-$8.49, and baby baked potatoes-$7.99) and all the special items—filet of sirloin ($19.49), deli style-kosher hot dogs ($11.29), pepper jack burgers ($9.49), Vidalia onion burgers ($9.49), bone in pork chops ($13.79), hot & spicy buffalo wings ($8.99), seasoned chicken breast strips ($12.59), spiral sliced ham ($2.99 per pound), seasoned salmon ($21.69), funnel cakes ($8.59), four cheese pesto pizza ($7.79), broccoli cheese soup singles ($7.99), Gatorade kid-size variety pack ($11.49), Italian combo sub ($9.59), praline sweet potato casserole ($7.59), breakfast casserole ($10.49), bacon slices ($10.79), breaded Mozzarella sticks with sauce ($10.49), buffalo chicken pizza ($9.99), Bosco breadsticks ($12.49), cheddar cheese Goldfish crackers ($5.69), and munch packs ($6.49).  It’s also Spring Bonus Days!  Every dessert sold means more money for the school.  So check out the pies and cheesecakes and see how many you would like to order this month!  You can still call your order in to Sharon Franke by noon on Friday, April 6, with Internet orders due by noon on April 7.  (Please remember that Wyneken is on spring break the week of April 1.)  Orders can be picked up on Thursday, April 12, in the old gym from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Wyneken will be hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive on Wednesday, April 11, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.  This will be by appointment only.  Registration cards were sent home with the students.  Please check with a Wyneken student.  There are also extra cards in the school office.

Keep Sunday, April 22, open on your calendar.  On that day we will be honoring Dean Wass and his 25 years in the teaching ministry.  A luncheon and short program will take place (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.).

Wyneken will be on spring break this week.  Classes resume on April 9

The final PTL meeting for this school year will be held on Monday, April 16, at 7 p.m.  Election of officers, old and new business, and next year’s budget will be on the agenda.  Attend this meeting and find out how you can become more involved with your child’s school!

The first and second graders need one-pound and three-pound coffee cans for a science experiment.  They must be the metal type (plastic will not work) and the cans need to have the lids included.  If you can help, please send in your cans by April 16.

The father/son bowling & pizza event will be held on Sunday, April 22.  Registration is now through April 18 or until all lanes are filled.  The first session is 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. with pizza served around 12:30 p.m.   The second session will be from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. with pizza served around 5 p.m.  The cost is $3 per person, including the pizza and the bowling.  Drinks are extra.  There is a limit of 64 people per session (4 people per lane with 2 sessions per event).  Turn in your registration form with payment to the school office.

A volunteer list of those willing to do some of the small projects that need to be completed every now and then at Wyneken is being compiled.  If you would be willing to help, please contact one of our School Board members—Randy Everett, Duane Kiess, or Scott Hormann.  Thanks!

Make-up days have been scheduled.  School will now be held on May 30, May 31, June 1, and June 4.  Please mark your calendars accordingly.  Eighth grade graduation has also been changed from Thursday, May 24, to Thursday, May 31.  Preble will be hosting the graduation service at 7 p.m. on the 31st.

Registration forms were mailed before spring break.  If you have not received one, please call the school office as soon as possible.  (Remember the office is closed this week because of spring break.)  The enrollment forms are to be returned by April 13 to avoid a $25 late fee.  This fee only applies to returning families, not families new to the school.

Don’t forget to save your box tops and Campbell’s labels and turn them in to school.  Please look at the expiration date on your Scott’s ABC’s for Education receipt and get them into school on a timely basis.  Thanks!

Mark Friday, May 4, on your calendar as this is Grandparents/Special Friends Day at Wyneken.  More information will come after Spring break.

The Wyneken Music Department will have their annual spring concert on Thursday, May 3, at 7 p.m.  All students in grades 3-8 will be participating.  The night’s program will include the choirs, chimes, recorders, and the bands.  Come, support our students and enjoy an evening of music.  Walk through the hallways while you are there as the students art projects will adorn the halls during this Art Fair Week.

The following Friedheim students were on the Honor Roll for the third quarter:  Anna Franke, Ryan Hockemeyer, Alyssa Strickler, Brett Hormann, Shelby Kiess, Gunnar Cale, Brittany Franke, Ashtyn Freimuth, Allison Hormann, and Alex Weiland.  Receiving Honorable Mention were Taylor Rhymer, Madison Stoppenhagen, Ethan Lichtle, Matt Gorman, Jessica Linnemeier, Derek Schultz, and Cecelia Smith.  Perfect School attendance was achieved by Tori Johnson, Madilyn Baumann, Timberlee Weiland, Andy Blomenberg, Kolton Everett, Anna Franke, Kaitlyn Jenkins, Alyssa Strickler, Jacob Bergman, Kyle Freimuth, Shelby Kiess, Ashtyn Freimuth, Allison Hormann, and Alex Weiland.  Perfect Church attendance was achieved by Andy Blomenberg, Anna Franke, Freddie Geels, Alyssa Strickler, Brett Hormann, Brittany Franke, Ashtyn Freimuth, Matt Gorman, and Allison Hormann.  Andy Blomenberg, Anna Franke, Freddie Geels, Alyssa Strickler, Allison Hormann, and Jessica Linnemeier had perfect Sunday School attendance.

Our current 7th grade class is beginning the process of fundraising for their Washington, DC class trip.  Watch for information concerning their spring flower sale.  Nelson’s chicken and ribs will be available on Mother’s Day.  Chicken ($5 per half) and rib ($6 per one-half slab) sales will begin on April 13 and continue through May 6.  Gunnar Cale and Ethan Lichtle are the two Friedheim students who attend Wyneken so make sure you see them in the coming weeks to make your purchases!

Sporting News

Soccer practice continues for the girls.  The season will begin next week. 

The Holiest Week of the Year

Because it marks the anniversaries of some of the most important events in the Bible, the week before Easter is called Holy Week.  It was natural that Easter should become the most important day on the Christian calendar.  For the first several centuries after Christ, Sunday-the day of Christ’s resurrection—was the only important day of the week.  The disciples and early followers of Jesus just couldn’t stop talking about the resurrection and it became the chief subject every Sunday.  Maundy Thursday and Good Friday didn’t become a part of congregational worship until about the fifth century.  It was during that era that Christians began to travel again to the Holy Land.  While they were there, they retraced Jesus’ steps to the Upper Room and to Calvary.  These processions made deep impressions on European pilgrims and were carried back to their homelands.  The day on which the Lord’s Supper was shared became Maundy Thursday, the name coming from the “new commandment” (Latin” mandatum) that Jesus gave his disciples, to love one another as he loves us.  Good Friday commemorations also began to take place.  Services during the time of darkness in the afternoon, and Friday evening services remembered the Lord’s death and burial.  During Holy Week we, too, have the opportunity to remember what our Lord has accomplished for us.  Don’t miss the rich opportunities God is giving us.


TODAY 9:00 a.m.

Palm Sunday Worship Service with Holy Communion

  10:15 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class

  2:00 p.m. Franklin Buuck Funeral

Easter flower donation information to church office

TUESDAY 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 All Day Tabea Society
THURSDAY 7:00 p.m. Maundy Thursday Worship with Holy Communion
    (Choir practice follows worship)
FRIDAY 7:00 p.m. Good Friday Worship with Holy Communion
SATURDAY 9:00 a.m.

Easter flowers due in church

  9:00 a.m. LYF to set up for Easter breakfast


April 8 6:30 a.m. Sunrise Worship
  7:15 a.m. LYF Easter Breakfast in Parish Hall
  9:00 a.m.

Easter Festival Service with Holy Communion

April 9 7:00 p.m.

Busy Women’s Bible Class

  7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
April 10 6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class


9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
  7:30 p.m. LWML Quarterly Meeting
April 11 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. Red Cross Blood Drive @ Wyneken
  7:00 p.m. Choir
April 12 8:00 a.m. Thrivent Meeting @ Adams Memorial
  9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class
  7:00 p.m. Wyneken Board of Education
April 14 8:00 a.m. LYF Paper & Can Drive
  8:00 a.m. Church Clean Up