Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

We welcome you to Friedheim this beautiful spring morning.  May your faith continue to grow as you hear God’s Word today.  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 3
April 22, 2007

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Order of Service

Page 32
Wyneken Choir “Day of Resurrection”

The Hymns

LW #131 (see insert); TLH #198, #211


The Joy of the Resurrection

Acts 9:1-20 Joy of a new life in the risen Christ
Revelation 5:11-14 Joy in praise of the risen Christ in heaven
John 21:1-14 Joy in meeting the risen Christ

“Two kinds of People”  – John 10:22-30

In the world there are two kinds of people—believers and make believers.  The Savior gives us an apt description of these two groups.

  1. Unbelievers
  2. Believers

The Acolyte

Allison Horman

Sermon text – John 10:22-30 - Then came the Feast of Dedication at Jerusalem. It was winter, and Jesus was in the temple area walking in Solomon’s Colonnade. The Jews gathered around him, saying, “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly.”  Jesus answered, “I did tell you, but you do not believe. The miracles I do in my Father’s name speak for me, but you do not believe because you are not my sheep. My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.”

+  Soli Deo Gloria  +

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Becky Blomenberg, Shirley Gehres, Lydia Dahling, Fern Riemke, Drew Stoppenhagen, Jared Witte, Eldina Boese (her 97th), Betty Sielschott, Josh Stoppenhagen, and Kim Stoppenhagen.  We also remember in our prayers our Wyneken teacher’s aides, LaDonna McBride, Hollie Hormann, Thelma Standiford, Susie Ehlerding, and Donna Schieferstein, Toney Bergman who teaches at Bellmont, and Bonnie Buuck, 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), Eugene Meyer, Tammy Dahling’s uncle, who is a patient at St. Joe, and Derek Shoaf (Evelyn Keuneke’s great nephew).

We rejoice with Brian and Stephanie Jordan who are celebrating their first wedding anniversary today as well as Mark & Carma Conrad who will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary this Tuesday.  May the Lord continue to be at the center of their homes and shower them with His blessings.

We 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 also remember Pastor Tom Olson in our prayers.  He has received a call to serve the congregation of Trinity Lutheran Church in Tyron, North Carolina.  May the Lord guide Pastor Olson as he contemplates this call and keep both the members of Bingen and of Trinity in your prayers. 

All praise and glory to God for blessing Dean Wass with 25 years of teaching, guiding, and loving His children.  This morning’s flowers have been given in Dean’s honor by his family.

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

Pastor and Tammy will be out-of-town this Monday and Tuesday.  If you are in need of pastoral care during this time, please contact Rev. Daniel Brege.

The Adult Bible Class will continue to study Bible stories from the Old Testament.  Today 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.

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 “God Changes Me” from Psalm 30 by Rev. Daniel Brege, of St. Paul, Preble.  Because Christ rose from the dead, we are guaranteed that God is changing and will change us.  He cares about our bodies and souls.  In His grace, He changes the sick, making them well; He changes the sinner into a saint; and He changes the dear into the living.  Next Sunday, Rev. Richard Smith’s message will be “Talk to God” from Psalm 23 and John 10:27.   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?  

Next Sunday, there will be a reception in the church basement for our 2007 Confirmands.  The congregation is invited to come down following their examination.  May the Lord bless each of these young people as they publicly declare their faith.

Board of Stewardship’s Food for Thought – You are perhaps familiar with the Greek legend, which tells about King Midas who asked and received what he wanted the most, which was the power to turn everything that he touched into gold.  For a moment, we might be envious of that ability.  However, when the things that we touched, such as our children, food, and drink turned to gold, we would quickly discover, as Midas did, that the Midas touch is a curse.  In much the same way, Jesus tells us that the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil (1 Timothy 6:10).  With an improper attitude toward money, money, rather than being a blessing for good, is a curse.

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.

A survey concerning possible expansion of our church was mailed to our voting membership (communicant members 18 years of age or older) last Monday, April 16.  If you didn’t receive one, there are a few copies of this survey in either entranceway of the church.  Please return your survey by Sunday, May 6.  You may mail them back to church in the envelope provided, give them to one of the Deacons, or given them to a member of the Planning Committee (Tom Blomenberg, Stan Fuhrmann, or Mike Werling).  We appreciate your taking your time to complete the survey and for giving us feedback.  Thanks!

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!

The Decatur Zone’s LWML Praise Service will be held on today 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.”   The ingathering will benefit the Concordia Seminary Food Co-op.  The Co-op strives to meet 75% of student food needs.  Monetary donations to purchase meat and milk are being accepted as well as food donations of canned fruits & vegetables, rice, spaghetti sauce, pasta, breakfast cereal, peanut butter, jelly, applesauce, saltine crackers, graham crackers, canned soups, canned meats, macaroni & cheese, baby food, baby cereal, dry formula, coffee, tea, and sugar.  Personal care & hygiene products are also needed—toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, bath soap, shampoo, baby lotion, baby power, and diapers.  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) today.  (Please note the highlighted changes.)  Thanks!

The Adams County Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will again participate in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.  This event will be held at Bellmont Middle School on June 22 & 23.  If you would like to collect donations, participate in the walk, and receive a Relay for Life T-shirt, you must complete a registration form and return it by Thursday, May 10.  All cancer survivors are encouraged to participate.  Thrivent will contribute additional funds to all donations collected.  Please see Gene Kiess to get your registration form.

A benefit for four-year-old Faith Habeggar is being organized and held at Monroe United Methodist Church today.  The meal is served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and includes pulled pork and roast beef sandwiches, hot dogs, cheese tray, potato salad, green beans, and homemade desserts.  The Adams County Thrivent Chapter has voted to supplement this benefit with $3,200 of “Care in Communities” money.  The Habeggar family are members of Immanuel, Decatur, and live in the Monroe area.  Please keep this family in your prayers.

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. today 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.

New Hope Lutheran Church (8824 N State Road 1) is having High’s Chicken BBQ today from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  The cost is $7 with dine-in or carry out.  There will be a child’s hot dog meal served for $3 (dine-in only).  Pizzazz performance from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The proceeds will go to support the Upward Ministry Program.

New Hope Lutheran Church in Ossian is having a senior citizen’s dinner and program on Thursday, May 3, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in their Fellowship Hall.  There will be a free will offering for the dinner.  There will also be a sing-a-long with Ed Higgins.  Please call New Hope’s church office at 622-7954 by Monday, April 30, to make reservations.

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, 7819 Decatur Road, in Ft. Wayne, is having a rummage and bake sale on Friday, May 4, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a bag sale on Saturday, May 5, from 9 a.m. to noon.

The “Friends of Wyneken” are selling Nelson’s chicken with pre-sale tickets available from any “Friend” at $4.50.  You can pick up your chicken at the parking lots of K-Mart or Walgreen’s on Saturday, May 20, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.  If not buying pre-sale, the chicken will cost $5.50 the day of the sale.

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.)

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 316 with 179 receiving Holy Communion; Sunday School – 47; Monday Evening Bible Class - 6; Busy Women’s Bible Class - 8; Early-bird Bible Class - 11



Last Week’s Contributions

Home Purpose




Wyneken News

Wyneken is hosting an open house tomorrow, April 23.  If you are new to the school, are thinking of sending your children to Wyneken, or just would like to look over the facilities, please come and visit us from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Both Mrs. Janine Albert, our Pre-K teacher, and Mrs. Rae Fuhrmann, our kindergarten teacher, will be available to answer any questions you or your child may have about our early education program.  Other staff will also be there to meet and greet you.  Hope to see you!

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 or grandparents, your help is needed especially on Tuesday and Wednesday.  If you would be willing to “mind the store” on those days, it would be much appreciated.  A sign-up sheet will be in the school office.  Please look over your calendars and see if these dates will work in your schedule.  Thanks in advance!

Today we will be honoring Dean Wass and his 25 years in the teaching ministry.  Prior to the luncheon (serving to start at 11:45 a.m. with a meal catered by Norm Schueler) to be held in the old gym at Wyneken, you will have an opportunity to visit with Mr. Wass (starting at 11 a.m.)  A short program will follow the luncheon with the program scheduled to end at 1 p.m.  In honor of this event, the Wass family has generously established a tuition assistance fund for students attending Wyneken.  Additional contributions to this fund are being accepted.  A basket for any donations can be found at Wyneken today if you would like to help with this fund.

Do you have a yard sign advertising our Wyneken School?  If so, please place them in your yards now as we begin the registration process for next school year.  Thanks!

The father/son bowling & pizza event will be held today.  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. 

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.

Market Day order forms are included in today’s bulletin and need to be returned to Wyneken by Thursday, May 3, by phone to Sharon Franke by noon on Saturday, May 5, or by Internet (www.marketday.com) by noon on May 5.  Pick up date is Thursday, May 10, from 6:15 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the school’s old gym.  Please note the time change for pick up—it’s earlier than before!  New items this month are lemon caper chicken ($8.19) and root beer float cups ($5.99).  Specials include French toast sticks ($4.99), egg rolls with sauce ($9.99), French dip ($12.99), Italian style meatballs ($8.79), barbecued pork ($12.59), ham steaks ($12.69), pot roast ($13.47), breaded chicken patties ($11.59), broccoli and cheese bites ($11.49), honey BBQ chicken tenders ($12.49), Ocean Spray wildberry singles ($10.69), crab cakes ($12.59), chicken & dumpling soup ($9.49), Italian combo sub ($9.59), beef teriyaki kit ($8.69), Mediterranean salmon ($10.59), bagel dogs ($7.79), potato skins ($6.79), shoestring French fries ($5.79), stir fry blend ($6.39), breakfast quesadillas (($9.79), Colby jack snack sticks ($8.99), PB&J squarewiches ($6.69), and pepperoni pizza eat-zzas ($7.69).  You can also get free grilling sauce withy any two “Get Grillin’” items in their insert.  Remember, any questions, please contact Sharon Franke at 623-3992.

Coordinators are needed for the PTL Christmas Card sales program.  If you would be willing to help or would like more information on what is involved, please contact one of the PTL officers—Bill Johnson, Kent Kleine, or Cindy Gallmeyer.  Thanks!

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.  Last day to turn in ABC receipts is May 21.  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.  Plants and flowers from Hellers as well as certificates from McNamara are available.  The McNamara certificates will be sold through Friday, May 11, while the orders for flowers and plants from Hellers will be taken through Monday, April 30.  Plant and flower pick up will be on Saturday, May 12.  Nelson’s chicken and ribs will also 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

This week’s games are on Wednesday, April 25, and Friday, April 27.  On the 25th the JV team plays Holy Cross at Central at 5:30 p.m. with the varsity team facing Central at Foster 3 at 5:30 p.m.  On the 27th, there will be a doubleheader at Wyneken.  The varsity team will face St. Peter at 4:15 p.m. with the JV team playing Central at 5:30 p.m.

A basketball open gym for both boys and girls in grades 4 on up is being held at Wyneken on Sundays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Open gym will be held until the start of soccer this fall.  There will be no open gym on holiday weekends or as announced at open gym.

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 30.

Concordia Lutheran High School will hold a girls’ basketball camp June 25-29 for girls in grades 4-8.  Brochures are in the school office.  The deadline for registration is Monday, May 28.


TODAY 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)
  6:00 p.m. Open gym @ Wyneken
MONDAY 7:00 p.m.

Busy Women’s Bible Class

TUESDAY 6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class


9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
WEDNESDAY 8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  7:00 p.m. Choir
THURSDAY 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. Noodle making @ Preble
  9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class @ Marlene Conrad’s
FRIDAY 8 a.m. - ? Noodle making @ Preble
SATURDAY 8:45 a.m. Confirmation pictures & practice


April 29 9:00 a.m.

Examination Sunday

  10:00 a.m. Reception for Confirmands
  10:00 a.m. Sunday School
  4:00 p.m. LYF Gym Night @ Wyneken
  6:00 p.m. Open gym @ Wyneken
April 30 7:00 p.m.

Busy Women’s Bible Class

May 1 6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class

May 2

All Day Tabea Society
  7:00 p.m. Choir
May 3 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class
May 4 8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken (Grandparents/Special Friends Day)