Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

Welcome to Friedheim!  We are glad that you have chosen to worship with us.  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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Easter 2
April 15, 2007

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Order of Service

Page 15
Wyneken Choir

“The Lamb”
“Crown Him the Risen King”

The Hymns

TLH #210; #209; #207; #208; #204

Readings

Faith in the Risen Christ

Acts 5:12, 17-32 From fear…to faith (Peter)
Revelation 1:9-19  From tribulation…to faith (John)
John 20:19-31   From doubt…to faith (Thomas)
Sermon

“It All Happened on a Sunday” – Revelation 1:9-19

What is the advantage to regular church attendance?

  1. In worship, we hear the voice of God (v. 10)
  2. In worship, we receive a vision of God (vv. 12-16)
  3. In worship, we have a Savior to proclaim (v. 19)

In faith, we listen to Jesus with believing hearts and then respond accordingly.

The Acolyte

Matt Gorman

+  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—Dick Miller, Madison Taylor McCloskey (her first!), Brooks Myers, Joe Ruble, Lowell Timm, Duane Kiess, Emilee Scheumann, George Geyer, Jan Linnemeier, and Bev Jenkins.  We also remember in our prayers our Wyneken Pre-K teacher, Janine Albert, Judy Bauman who teaches at Monmouth, and Alicia Drier, 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, Charlotte Conrad (Becky DeKoninck’s mother), Derek Shoaf (Evelyn Keuneke’s great nephew), Gemila Rabel, our Wyneken librarian, and Eileen Miller (sister of Jim & Jerry Bultemeyer and Rosie Bultemeier)

We rejoice with Josh & Tiffany Colwell who are celebrating their first wedding anniversary today as well as Marlin & Alma Keidel who will celebrate their 58th wedding anniversary this Tuesday.  May the Lord continue to be at the center of their homes and shower them with His blessings.

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, Justin Grant (Shirley Buuck’s nephew) who is in Afghanistan, Cody Kiess, grandson of Gene and Irene Kiess, who is undergoing training in Texas, and Aaron Allen and Toney Hempel, Lucile Stoppenhagen’s grandsons, who are both deployed in Iraq.  May the Lord protect and guide them in their missions.

We thank our Wyneken 7th and 8th grade choir members (as well as some Friedheim 6th graders) for sharing their gift of song with us this morning, as well as their choir director, Leanne Busick.  May the Lord continue to guide, direct, and bless them.

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

The Adult Bible Class will continue to study Bible stories from the Old Testament.  There will be no class today due to our Quarterly Voters’ Meeting.  On the 22nd, we will look at Belshazzar.  The handwriting is on the wall.  Do you understand the message?  We review the original event as recorded in Daniel 5.

For our visitors, our Sunday School classes are held in the Parish Hall.  You are welcome to join them this morning!

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 “Peace for Our Fears” from John 20:19 by Rev. Richard Koehneke, of Holy Cross Lutheran Church.  Our fears trap us inside ourselves and keep us from knowing the joy God wants to give us.  Jesus gives peace for our fears.  He opens our locked doors and gives us joy and confidence.  Next Sunday, Rev. Dan Brege’s message will be “God Changes Me” from Psalm 30.   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?  

Plan on attending our Quarterly Voters’ Meeting that will be held following the worship service today.  Hear the reports from our various Boards and Committees.  The Planning Committee will share some information with us on the tentative plans for expansion.  Your input is important!

Board of Stewardship’s Food for Thought – We don’t always put our money where are mouths are, but we certainly put our money where are hearts are.  Jesus said, “Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matthew 6:21).  If Jesus is our treasure and we love Him with all our hearts, we will use our money responsibly and wisely in response to that love.  Therefore, our giving can be a good indicator of our spiritual health.  Those of us who are generous with our money are likely to be spiritually healthy.  However, if we are selfish with our money and use it only for ourselves, we are sick spiritually.

Council Members:  The minutes of the April 3 Council Meeting 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 Tuesday, May 1, at 8 p.m. in the church basement.

Youth, mark
Sunday, April 29, on your calendar when there will be a gym night (with pizza) and a business meeting at Wyneken starting at 4 p.m.  Plans need to be made for our service project in May as well as our camp out at Turkey Run State Park on June 29 through July 1.  Plan on attending!

Free health checks (height/weight, blood pressure, visual screening, osteoporosis screening, learning centers, summary and referral, hemoccult colorectal cancer screening kits available) for participants over 18 years of age will be available at Focus on Health at Concord Village/Lutheran Home (the lower level of Concord Village II) on Thursday, April 19, from 7:30 a.m. to noon.  Optional tests are available for a nominal fee.  The Blood Chemistry Test gives a cardiac profile and identifies problems regarding glucose, liver and kidney functions, cholesterol, triglycerides, both HDL and LDL, high and low density lipoprotein, and cholesterol/HDL ration can be taken for a fee of $27.  Non-diabetics should plan on fasting for 10 to 12 hours prior to the blood draw.  Medications should be taken at regular times.  The Hemogram Blood Test costs $7 and includes the following:  red/white blood cells, hemoglobin, hematocrit, and platelets. 

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 today. 

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.

For those attending the National LWML convention in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, please remember that if you are traveling on the bus, your registration form and check for $185 needs to be in by May 1.  Checks should be made payable to Penny Letterman with a note in the memo section of “charter bus.”  Penny’s address is Penny Letterman, 2166 S Yankeetown Road, Boonville, IN  47601.  A self-addressed stamped envelope for confirmation and possible additional information should also be included.  For more information, you may e-mail Penny at pennyndon@peoplepc.com.

One of the fundraisers for Relay for Life will be the sale of Preble’s famous noodles.  Help in making these noodles is needed.  Five to six people are needed at Preble on Thursday, April 26, to help make the noodles and one or two individuals are needed on Friday, April 27, to help weigh and bag the noodles.  On Thursday the workday will be from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. (or until the job is done).  If you can’t make it the whole day, that’s fine; work as long as it fits into your schedule.  Bring a sack lunch if you plan on being there over the lunch hour.  On Friday, the work hours are from 3 p.m. until done.  This isn’t a ladies only event—men are welcome, too!  Our congregation is also asked to donate 6-dozen eggs and 30 pounds of flour.  If you are willing to work or can donate some of the ingredients, please contact Leesa Heckman (724-4340) by April 22.  (Please note the highlighted changes.)  Thanks!

Are you missing some pans or dishes?  There are still some items that haven’s been picked up from the Soup & Sandwich Dinner that can be found in unfinished room in the church basement.  Those who donated food for the funeral can find their dishes in the Parish Hall kitchen.  Again, thank you so much for your donations.

Parents of the 2007 Confirmands:  Don’t forget that confirmation pictures are scheduled to be taken on Saturday, April 28, at 8:45 a.m.  Don’t forget to bring your gown!

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.

Emmanuel Lutheran Church (Soest), 9909 Wayne Trace, will present its eighth annual flame-grilled Sausage & Pancake Brunch from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 22, in their Family Life Center Building.  A free-will offering will be accepted with the proceeds going to the Summer Youth Gathering in Orlando and the kitchen improvement fund.  Thrivent Financial for Lutherans is providing limited matching funds.

The ladies of Soest will hold a rummage and bake sale on Thursday, April 26, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Friday, April 27, from 8 a.m. to noon in the Family Life Center.  Friday’s sale will be a sack sale.  Thrivent is providing limited matching funds for this project.

Trinity Lutheran Church and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans are sponsoring an all-you-can-eat fish and tenderloin supper, featuring Fox Catering, on Saturday, April 21, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  The church is located on 7819 Decatur Road.  The cost is $7 for adults and $4.50 for kids.  Children four years of age and younger can eat for free.  There will also be a bake sale.  Carryout is available. 

April has specials popping up at the Concordia High School’s Thrift Shop with a $5 Bag Sale and Half-Off most items throughout the shop.  Planning a child’s confirmation this year, the Thrift Shop has packages of confirmation invitations—check it out!  Save this spring when you stop by the Thrift Shop at 3436 N Anthony Blvd.  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.)

I just wanted to express my thanks for the Easter gift assembled by the ladies of the LWML and for the cassette with music performed by the Wyneken students.  It was so nice to be remembered. – Jo Buuck

Attendance:  Maundy Thursday Worship – 99 with 89 receiving Holy Communion; Good Friday Worship – 150 with 131 receiving Holy Communion; Easter Sunrise Worship Service – 96; Easter Festival Service – 335 with 221 receiving Holy Communion; Busy Women’s Bible Class - 5; Early-bird Bible Class - 13

OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Fund

Last Week’s Contributions

Home Purpose

$6,953.21

Missions – April 5 & April 6

Missions – April 8

$677.56

$465.00

Wyneken News

SCRIP will be available at Wyneken after school on Wednesdays and Fridays and all day on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.  You may also purchase SCRIP after the worship service this morning by seeing Kim Weiland, our SCRIP representative.  Just a reminder that on Examination Sunday and Confirmation Sunday, SCRIP will be available on a “call ahead” basis only.  Kim won’t have her SCRIP bag at church, but will be glad to bring in pre-orders for a quick exchange.  Thanks for your help!  You can 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.

Mrs. Gemila Rabel, Wyneken’s head librarian, is recovering from surgery.  During her recovery, she will not be able to be at the Scholastic Book Fair scheduled for April 29 – May 4.  Parents, your help is needed.  If you would be willing to sign up to help set up the Fair, run the Fair, work at the Fair, or help pack up, your assistance would be very much appreciated.  A sign-up sheet will be in the school office.  Please look over your calendars and see how and when you can help her out.  Thanks in advance!

Keep next 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.).

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.

Parents, if you child rides an East Allen bus, please remember that this Thursday, April 19, they will not have bus transportation to school in the morning due to a two-hour late start planned for East Allen.  Please make arrangements for your child to get to school.

The father/son bowling & pizza event will be held next Sunday, April 22.  Registration continues 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.

Did you graduate from Wyneken and have served or are serving in the military?  Do you know someone who fits this criterion?  If so, please contact Breanna Hockemeyer (547-4428) by Saturday, April 28.  The students are compiling a book about Wyneken’s military ties.  Thanks in advance for your help with this project.

Wyneken students, along with those from St. Peter-Immanuel and Zion, Decatur, are raising money for Thrivent’s Relay for Life team.  Donations will be accepted through May 4.  The classroom that raises the most money (highest average per student) will be treated to a pizza party provided by Mancino’s.  Cancer touches so many lives.  The children (and their parents) are also welcome to come out and join the Thrivent team at the Relay to be held at Bellmont Middle School from Friday, June 22, at 6 p.m. to noon on Saturday, June 23.  This year’s theme is “Cartooning for a Cure.”

Children who will be attending Wyneken’s kindergarten need to attend the North Adams Kindergarten Round Up on Thursday, April 26, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Northwest Elementary School in Decatur.  If your child is five before August 1, 2007, they are eligible to be in kindergarten for the 2007-2008 school year.  Please bring your child’s immunization records, birth certificate, and social security number.  If you are unable to attend the round-up, an information packet will be available at Wyneken.  This is information you must have before you child can enroll in school!

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.

Discover Concordia and meet with administrators, department heads, guidance counselors, and Concordia High School students, as well as tour the facilities on Tuesday, April 24, beginning at 6:30 p.m.  You can also learn more about the summer programs available to students in grades 8-12 and information about the variety of summer camps that are offered for students in all grades.  You can get more information on their summer camps by checking out their website (www.clhscadets.com) and click under parents/summer opportunities.

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.  A sign-up form has been sent home.  Please return it as soon as possible to help in making our plans.  Thanks!

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.

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 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!

The Wyneken band has five “as is” used music stands available to anyone who is interested in one.  Call Kelly Todd (639-7291) to make arrangements for pick up.

Sporting News

The season begins with a doubleheader on Wednesday, April 18, at Wyneken.  The varsity team faces Unity at 4:15 p.m. with the JV girls’ game to follow at 5:30 p.m. with Concordia 2.  On Friday, April 20, the JV girls’ team play Concordia 2 at 4:15 p.m. at Wyneken.  The varsity girls will face Bethlehem on the 20th at Foster Park 3 at 5:30 p.m.  Come out and support our young athletes!  Have a great season, girls!

An instructional basketball clinic for girls in grades 3-8 is being held at Bellmont High School from May 7-11.  Registration forms are in the school office.  The deadline to register is April 3.

THIS WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

TODAY 9:00 a.m. Worship Service with Holy Communion
  10:15 a.m. Sunday School
  10:15 a.m. Quarterly Voters’ Meeting
MONDAY 7:00 p.m. Busy Women’s Bible Study
  7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
TUESDAY

6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class
  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
WEDNESDAY All Day Tabea Society Extra Quilting
  8:20 a.m.  Chapel @ Wyneken
  7:00 p.m. Choir
THURSDAY 7:30 a.m. – noon  Focus on Health @ Concord Village
 

9:00 a.m.

LWML Bible Class @ Adele Blomenberg’s
FRIDAY 10:00 a.m. Pastor preaching @ Lutheran Home
    May Newsletter items needed in the church office
SATURDAY 8:30 a.m. Ft. Wayne LWML Zone Spring Rally @ Suburban Bethlehem

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

April 22 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service

  10:00 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Class
  11:00 a.m.

Recognition Dinner for Dean Wass

  3:00 p.m. LWML Praise Service @ Zion (Decatur)
April 23 7:00 p.m.

Busy Women’s Bible Class

April 24 6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class

 

9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
April 25 8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  7:00 p.m. Choir
April 26 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. Noodle making @ Preble
  9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class
April 27 8 a.m. - noon Noodle making @ Preble
April 28 8:45 a.m. Confirmation pictures & practice