Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

We welcome you to Friedheim as an honored guest or a treasured member.  Our prayer is that today’s service may be a special blessing to you.  If you are a guest, we ask that you sign one of our guest registries.  There is a registry in either entranceway of the church.  If you are communing, take a moment to complete a communion registration card.  Cards can be found in either entranceway of the church and may be given to one of the Deacons or placed in the offering plate.  Please come back and worship with us again soon.

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Easter 7
May 20, 2007

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Order of Service

Page 15

The Hymns

TLH #18; #430, vv. 1-4, #304, #651, #413, #430, vv. 5-8


The Church of the Future

 Acts 16:6-10

The Spirit calls Paul to a new work
Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20 Christ will return to the earth
John 17:20-26 Jesus prays for future disciples

“Jesus Prays for Future Disciples” – John 17:20-26

In the midst of a hurried and busy ministry, the Savior took the time to pray for you.  “I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message.”  What were the petitions the Savior prayed?  Consider what He prayed for you as He prayed for all believers.

  1. That they may be one.
  2. That they may be brought to complete unity.
  3. To be where Jesus is.

The Acolyte

Bethany Evans

+  Soli Deo Gloria  +

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Judy Baumann, Cliff Buuck, Margaret Buuck, Leonard Fuhrmann, Madilyn Baumann, Ryan Freimuth, Nathan Bultemeier, Anna Franke, Julie Lehman, Matt Knipstein, Ramona Black, Lily Monét Ripley (her first!), and Derek Schultz.  We also remember in our prayers our Wyneken vocal and instrumental instructors, Leanne Busick and Melissa Klamer, Linda Keuneke who teaches at Bishop Luers, and our entire Sunday School staff.   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 Helen Erxleben, Harold Kleine (Carma Conrad’s father) who underwent by-pass surgery last week, Eugene Meyer (Tammy Dahling’s uncle, who is a patient at St. Joe), Troy Sinar (Dick & Donna Hileman’s nephew), Shirley Fuhrmann (sister-in-law of Ken and Stan Fuhrmann), and Derek Shoaf (Evelyn Keuneke’s great nephew).

We rejoice with Paul & Lori (Fruchte) Ruble on the birth of their daughter, Anna Grace, who was born at Lutheran Hospital on Monday, May 7.  May the Good Shepherd keep an ever-watchful eye on this most precious of His lambs.

We also remember in our prayers Lori Caston and Ryan Minden who were married yesterday afternoon at Taylor Chapel United Methodist Church in Ft. Wayne.  May the Lord bless this young couple as they begin their lives together.

We remember in our prayers the friends and family of Hildegard Kiefer who was called to be with her Savior this past Monday and was given Christian burial last 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.

After careful consideration and prayer, Pastor Thomas Olson has accepted the call to serve the congregation of Trinity Lutheran Church in Tyron, North Carolina.    We pray the Lord’s continued blessings upon Pastor Olson and his family as they make this move.  We remember the members of Trinity in our prayers as well as those of St. John’s Bingen who will soon begin the process of calling a minister to serve their congregation.

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), our reservists, Josh, Zach, and Jacob Stoppenhagen, Mike Brandt, and Brian Journay (grandson of Dick & Alma Miller), 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.

Included in this morning’s bulletin is our weekly study guide, “Time in the Word.”  This week’s theme is “God’s Use of Language.”

The Adult Bible Class has concluded for the year.  Classes will resume next September.  Remember, you can always come to either one of the Monday evening classes (both are held at 7 p.m.), the early-bird class on Tuesday mornings at 6 a.m., or the LWML Bible study at 9 a.m. on Thursday mornings.  Please note that Pastor’s Monday night Bible class will not meet on the 21st or the 28th but will resume on 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.  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 by Rev. Richard Smith of Suburban Bethlehem is “He’s Coming Back” from Acts 1:1-11.  Jesus never promised us heaven on earth—an easy retirement this side of heaven.  But when our service here is ended, heaven is as home.  Next Sunday the message, “The Holy Spirit,” from Acts 2:38, will be delivered by Rev. Richard Koehneke of Holy Cross.  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?  

Today, we conclude our Sunday School program year.  The students will enjoy a picnic during the Sunday School hour today.  We will take a moment this morning to recognize those students who have faithfully attended Sunday School this past year.  We thank the parents for seeing that their children come to church and Sunday School and to our Sunday School staff for taking time from their lives to teach these little lambs.  May the Lord continue to bless each and every one of them—students, parents, and staff.

Nursery & Kindergarten – Teachers:  Bonnie Buuck, Andrea Johnson, Allyssa Johnson:  Grace Bradtmueller, Grace Scheumann, Ethan Short, Emily Bergman Olivia Conrad, Lindsay Berning, Emilee Scheumann, Jacob Baumann, Carrington Bultemeier, Tori Johnson, Tanner Walker, Jared Witte

1st & 2nd Graders – Teacher:  Alicia Drier:  Hanna Walker, Luca Strickler, Travis Hockemeyer, Emily Miller, Alyssa Schuller, Bailey Kaehr

3rd & 4th Graders – Teachers:  Deb Bergman, Becky Blomenberg, Sara Werling:  Madilyn Baumann, Aaron Bergman, Timberlee Weiland, Ryan Freimuth, Andrew Blomenberg, Kathryn Jenkins, Kayla Johnson, Carissa Schultz, Meghan Manley

5th & 6th Graders – Teacher:  Stan Stoppenhagen:  Kolton Everett, Anna Franke, Freddie Geels, Ryan Hockemeyer, Kaitlyn Jenkins, Alex Miller, Alyssa Strickler, Alan Bergdall, Jacob Bergman, Rosa DeKoninck, Kyle Freimuth, Brett Hormann, Shelby Kiess, Katie Linnemeier, Ben Miller, Madison Stoppenhagen

7th & 8th Graders – Teachers:  Wava Lichtle, Emma Lichtle:  PJ DeKoninck, Ethan Lichtle, Brandan Bergdall, Brittany Franke, Ashtyn Freimuth, Matt Gorman, Allison Hormann, Jessica Linnemeier, Derek Schultz, Alex Weiland

2nd Graders – Receiving Holy Bibles – Bailey Kaehr, Gabrielle Brandt, Emily Miller, Alyssa Schuller 

6th Graders – Receiving Luther’s Small Catechism – Alan Bergdall, Jacob Bergman, Greggory Buuck, Rosa DeKoninck, Kyle Freimuth, Brett Hormann, Shelby Kiess, Katie Linnemeier, Ben Miller, Vivian Miller, Madison Stoppenhagen

We would also like to extend a special thank you to Bonnie Buuck.  Bonnie is retiring from her teaching position after having taught the youngest of our children since the fall of 1974 (33 years) and teaching classes prior to that at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Avilla.  She has touched many young lives (including the children of some of her first students!), being a positive influence in their lives.  May the Lord guide and bless her.

Other members of our Sunday School staff included Kim Weiland (Sunday School Superintendent), Tina Geels (Assistant Sunday School Superintendent), Pam Everett, and our substitute teachers, Teri Conrad, Sharon Franke, and Cindy Wass.

Sunday School students are reminded that their donations for the Scheele family were to be turned in today.  If you forgot to bring them, please say something to Kim Weiland or Tina Geels, our Sunday School Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent, and get them to them as soon as possible.  The money will be forwarded to the Scheele family very soon.

Pastor and Tammy will be out of town this week (Wednesday through Saturday) to attend Lydia’s graduation and pre-graduation activities.  If you are in need of pastoral care during this time period, please contact Pastor Dan Brege at Preble or Pastor Tom Olson of Bingen.  We pray for safe travel for the Dahling family.

Board of Stewardship’s Food for Thought – In Titus 3:14 we read, “Our people must learn to devote themselves to doing what is good…and not live unproductive lives.”  One way we live productive lives is by being active and involved in the work of the church.  Each of us has a special role to play in extending God’s kingdom through the church.  God calls us to be participants, not spectators.  We may sing in the choir, teach Sunday School, serve coffee, collate bulletins, serve on committees, or usher.  Whatever we do, we need to “serve wholeheartedly, as if [we] were serving the Lord, not men” (Ephesians 6:7).

 “Lutheran Night” at the Wizards has been scheduled for Friday, June 15.  It’s now a doubleheader with a start time of 5:30 p.m.  The Wizards will be playing the Lugnuts (a minor league team of the Toronto Blue Jays).  You will receive a voucher for a Lutheran Night hat from Thrivent and have an opportunity to win a $50 gift certificate from the Wizards Souvenir Store, an autographed team bat, and a chance to throw out a ceremonial first pitch and more!  There will be a “Faster Pastor” trophy given to the Lutheran Pastor who has the best fastball in town.  Kids, if you have an “A” on your report card and bring your card to the Thrivent kiosk you will receive a free speed pitch voucher and free popcorn.  Two students will be selected to come back to the Wizards Christian concert on July 19 as a VIP guest, throwing out a ceremonial first pitch and meeting their favorite Wizards players.    “Quick Change” who were recent contestants on “America’s Got Talent” will also be at the game.  See Gene Kiess today for your $3 tickets ($1 of each ticket goes to Lutheran Social Services).  There are still 25 tickets available at this price.

Would you like some of Preble’s famous noodles and help support Relay for Life?  Thrivent is selling these noodles for $3 for a one-pound bag with the funds benefiting the Adams County Relay for Life.  The noodles will be available after the worship service today.  There are only 10 bags left and we won’t be able to get any more. If you would like to purchase some, please contact Irene Kiess or Marlene Conrad.  Also, for a $10 donation, you can purchase a luminary in honor of a cancer survivor or in memory of someone who has lost that battle.  You can check with Gene or Irene Kiess this morning to sign up.  Luminaries need to be purchased by June 10.

Do you have a child graduating from high school or college this year?  Perhaps, you will be a college graduate this year?  If so, contact the church office with the school graduating you’re from and your major by the 23rd.  Please return the high school information sheet by Wednesday, May 23.  This information will go in the June newsletter.  Thanks!

Recognition of the Class of 2007 (high school) will be on Sunday, June 3, during our worship service.

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.

Evie Fuhrman is coordinating the “Meals of Grace” program for May.  If you know of anyone who could benefit from this ministry of our church, please contact her (639-6812).  For your information, we are getting a little low on casseroles.  Don’t forget that serving sizes for one or two (8” x 8”- or 9” x 9”-sized dishes) are also needed. 

Copies of “The Lutheran Journal,” a family magazine dedicated to providing wholesome and inspirational reading material for the enjoyment and enrichment of Lutherans, can be found in either entranceway of the church.  This is a free publication, published twice a year.  Take a copy home with you as you leave the worship service today.

Come in for special savings from May 18-25 at the Concordia Lutheran High School Thrift Shop located at 3436 N Anthony in Ft. Wayne.   Check out the other weekday specials that they may have.  Shop hours are on Monday from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

You are also invited to a Concert of Russian Music performed by over 100 string players from our area Lutheran schools (both elementary and high school).  The concert will be at the Chapel Auditorium at Concordia on Thursday, May 24, at 7 p.m. 

Thanks to Pastor Dahling for his visits to the hospital and to many members of Friedheim for their cards and prayers. – Evelyn Keuneke

I wish to thank all those who remembered me with cards and prayers during my recent illness.  I would especially like to thank Pastor Dahling for both his hospital and home visits, prayers, and concern.  May the Lord bless each and everyone of you. – Shirley Witte

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 289; Sunday School – 41; Adult Bible Class - 14; Monday Night Bible Class - 6; Busy Women’s Bible Class - 6; Early-bird Bible Class - 14; Ascension Worship Service - 43 with 33 receiving Holy Communion



Last Week’s Contributions

Home Purpose




The door collection for the LWML was $200.50.

Wyneken News

SCRIP will be available at Wyneken after school on Wednesdays and Fridays and all day on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.  Consider SCRIP for all those upcoming graduations and weddings.  See Kim Weiland this morning to make your purchases.  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.

We pray for safe travel for our class heading out on field trip this week.  Our first graders will be going to the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo on Thursday. 

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.  If you would like to place a sign in your yard, contact the school office.  Thanks!

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!

Kim Ehlerding, our custodian, has expressed her desire to retire from this position at the end of this school year.  We thank her for her years of good and faithful service.  If you are interested in this position or have questions, please contact a School Board member by Monday, May 21.  Remember, Randy Everett, Duane Kiess, and Scott Hormann are Friedheim’s Board representatives.

Please remember that all school accounts—registration, hot lunch, library, and childcare—needs to be paid by June 1 or report cards will be held.  Any questions, please contact the school office at 639-6177.  If you have questions about your childcare statement, call Tami Schultz at 639-6064.

The last day to take AR tests to qualify for end-of-school awards is Wednesday, May 23.  Students who earned enough AR points to go to Dairy Queen will go on Tuesday, May 29, with the Pizza Hut trip planned for Wednesday, May 30.  Keep on reading to reach your goals!

Make-up days have been scheduled.  School will now be held on May 30, May 31, June 1, and June 4.  No lunch will be served on the 4th with dismissal at 11 a.m.  There will be a closing chapel and awards presentation.  Please mark your calendars accordingly.  Students who ride North Adams busses will need to find transportation both to and from school that day.  Those who ride on East Allen busses will need to find a way home. 

Eighth grade graduation is Thursday, May 31, at St. Paul, Preble.  The graduation service begins at 7 p.m.

It’s the last chance to order Market Day before the summer break!  Look over the brochure in today’s bulletin and stock up on those items you know you will use.  New items this month include Italian style chicken kabobs ($9.99) and chicken club grilling pizzas ($8.79).  Check out these Market Day specials—honey BBQ chicken tenders ($11.89), 85% lean ground beef ($10.39 for 4 pounds), pepper jack burgers ($9.49), boneless pork riblets ($9.59), easy skillet cod ($11.69), oven-ready butterfly shrimp ($14.29), chicken bacon ranch sandwich ($10.99), Philly cheese steak kit ($11.49), rosemary chicken soup with dumplings ($10.99), Mexican chili crispitos ($10.19), Mediterranean pizzas ($7.29), “extra young” tiny peas ($8.49), supersweet corn ($6.79), fruit snacks ($6.69), bacon quiche ($6.99), and breakfast bundles ($10.99).  Also check out the product clearance items (while supplies last)—Andes chocolate mint layer pie ($7.00), crispy ChicNSteakes ($10.69), double chocolate cheesecake ($6.59), grilled cheese sandwich ($5.99), lemon lime ice ($5.00), snack ‘n pack bag ($1.49), triple chocolate bundt cake ($3.39), and triple chocolate cookie dough ($9.99).  You can also get a free apple pie if you purchase three selected items (on insert).  Look over the pasta items as well as the microwave products.    Order sheets need to be returned to school by Thursday, May 24.  You can also contract Sharon Franke (623-3992) by noon on Saturday, June 2.  Internet orders (www.marketday.com) are also due by noon on the 2nd.  You can pick up your order on Thursday, June 7, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.  Thanks for supporting this program throughout the year.

Mark your calendar for Saturday, June 16.  Beginning at 8 a.m. that morning, there will be a school work day.  Your help is needed to do some clean up work.  With everyone’s help, we should finish up around noon.

Did you miss kindergarten round up?  If so, there are packets available in the school office that you will need for your child to enroll in school next fall.  Stop in soon and pick up this information.

Do you plan on going to Kings Island this year?  A coupon is available in the school office that will get you a discount on your tickets.  This coupon is good for the remaining two weekends in May and for every day throughout the summer.

Don’t forget to save your box tops, Campbell’s labels, and pop tabs over the summer and turn them in to Wyneken next fall.  Thanks for supporting these various fund-raising activities.  Last day to turn in ABC receipts is May 21.  Thanks!

Attention parents of 7th and 8th graders:  Applications for Indiana’s 21st Century Scholarship are available in the school office.  They need to be returned to the state by June 30.

The next Nelson chicken and rib sale will be held on Father’s Day, June 17.  As the date gets closer, you can contact Gunnar Cale or Ethan Lichtle for your tickets ($5 for one-half chicken and $6 for ribs).  Again, your support of their fund-raising efforts is truly appreciated.

Sporting News

The LSAA girls’ soccer tournament continues play this week.  Second round games are scheduled for Tuesday, May 22, with semi-final action on Wednesday, May 23, and the finals held on Friday, May 25.  On the 22nd, Wyneken will face the winner of the Emmanuel-St. Michael vs. Central game at 4:30 p.m. at Kreager Park.  Good luck Coach Skaggs and our varsity soccer players! 

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. 

The athletic banquet for our 7th and 8th grade athletes will be held at Wyneken tonight at 5:00 p.m.  Don’t forget to bring a main dish, side dish, and your own table service.

Decatur-Adams County Park & Rec ‘s Fall Soccer League sign-up is on.  Cost is $25 per child (before May 25) and $40 (after this date). Forms are in the school office.

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 with Holy Communion
    (Sunday School Awards)
  10:00 a.m. Sunday School picnic & Bible Class

LYF Service Project

  5:00 p.m. Wyneken Athletic Banquet
MONDAY 7:00 p.m. Busy Women’s Bible Class
TUESDAY 6:00 a.m. Early-bird Bible Class
WEDNESDAY 8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
THURSDAY 9:00 a.m.

LWML Bible Class @ Dorothy Heckman’s


May 27 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service 

May 28 7:00 p.m.

Busy Women’s Bible Class

May 29 6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class

May 30

8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
May 31 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class
  7:00 p.m. 8th grade graduation @ Preble
June 2   Jackson/Driscoll Wedding