Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Friedheim
10653 N 550 W
Decatur, IN  46733

 Rev. Daniel F. Dahling
547-4248 (Office)
547-4534 (Parsonage)

Website – www.zionfriedheim.org
Pastor’s E-Mail – pastor@zionfriedheim.org
Secretary’s E-Mail – churchoffice@zionfriedheim.org

Mr. Lowell Timm, Principal, Wyneken Memorial Lutheran School
Mrs. Sandy Blomenberg, Director of Music

We are happy that you joined us this morning in our celebration of the glorious resurrection of our Lord.  It is always best to share joy with other people.  We invite you to return often and share in our celebration in the new life of this Easter season.  If you are communing with us this morning, please fill out a communion registration card.  These cards may be found in either entranceway of the church.  Please place the cards in the offering plate or give them to one of the Deacons.  Thanks!

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Easter Sunday
March 23, 2008

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Choir

“Awake, Arise”  
     
The Opening Hymn

“I Know that My Redeemer Lives”

LSB #461 (verses 4 & 7 by choir only)

     

The Call to Worship

 

 LSB p. 184

     

The Easter Collect

 

 

     
The Choir “Good Christians All Rejoice and Sing”

 

 

 

 

The Scripture Readings

 

 

 

First Lesson

 Acts 10:34-43

 

Second Lesson

 Colossians 3:1-4

 

Gospel Lesson

 Matthew 28:1-10

     

The Sermon Hymn

“Alleluia, Alleluia!  Hearts to Heaven”

LSB #477
     
 

 

 

   

 

The Sermon  

“The Sign of the Tomb” – John 20:1-9

 What does the tomb signify?

1.       The empty tomb signifies the resurrection.

2.       The grave clothes signify that Jesus is alive.

3.       The napkin signifies that the resurrection was peaceful and planned.

 

 

 

The Gathering of the Morning Offerings

 

 

The choir will sing “Jesus the Risen King” during the gathering of the offerings.

 

 

 

The Prayers of the People of God at Friedheim

 

 

 

 

The Lord’s Prayer

 

 

 

 

 

The Communion Prayer

 

 

 

 

 

The Words of Institution & the Distribution

 

 

 

 

The Distribution Hymns

 

 

 

“Christ the Lord is Risen Today; Alleluia!”

LSB #463

 

“Christ the Lord is Risen Today”

LSB #469

  "Call on Jesus" Solo
 

“This is the Feast of Victory for Our God”

LSB Page 155

 

“He’s Risen, He’s Risen, Christ Jesus the Lord”

LSB #480

  “I Know that My Redeemer Liveth” Solo
 

“Jesus Christ is Risen Today, Alleluia”

LSB #457

 

“The Day of Resurrection”

LSB #478

 

 

 

The Post-Communion Collect

 

 

 

 

 

The Benediction

 

 

 

 

 

The Choir

“Hallelujah Chorus”

 

 

(The congregation is invited to join the choir in singing the “Hallelujah Chorus.”)

 

 

 

The Acolyte

Bethany Evans

 

+  Soli Deo Gloria  +

Statement of Communion Practice

In the Lord’s Supper, the Risen Christ is at once the Giver and the Gift!  By His promise, His very body and blood are really present; and thereby we come into immediate contact with the exalted Christ!  As we do so, witness is also given to oneness in doctrine by those who receive the Sacrament together.  For this reason, we practice close communion and kindly ask guests to speak with the pastor before the service.

We thank all those who enhanced our worship service this morning with their musical gifts.  It has truly made our worship service more memorable.  We especially thank Brianna Blumenherst, Lydia Kalthoff’s great granddaughter, who sang “Call on Jesus” and to Lydia Dahling who was the soloist for “I Know that My Redeemer Liveth.”  We also thank Marv Drier who played the baritone during “I Know that My Redeemer Lives.”

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Jacob Baumann, Lydia Kalthoff (who celebrates her 100th birthday today), Kent Kiefer, Brian Moeller, Leonard Bultemeier, Stan Fuhrmann, and Matt Gorman.  We also remember those in the teaching ministry—Deb Miller who teaches at Concordia Elementary, Teri Conrad, Lin Gorman, Sharon Franke, and Cindy Wass, our substitute Sunday School teachers, and, Pam Brewer, our Wyneken 6th grade teacher.  May our loving Savior direct, bless, and guide their lives.

We rejoice with Scott and Kimberly Gehres on the birth of their little girl, Emma Grace, on Wednesday, March 19.  May the Good Shepherd keep an ever-watchful eye on this most precious of His lambs.

May the Great Physician grant health and strength to all who are in need of His healing hand.  We especially remember in our prayers Gerhard Kiefer who is at Ossian Health Care, Walter Nuerge who is at Bluffton Regional Hospital, Nona Wade, Doris Conrad’s sister, who underwent surgery last Friday, Eli Sella (Gideon & Kelly Sella’s son and Cindy Houser’s nephew), who is a patient at Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis, Donna Schieferstein, former Wyneken teacher, who is at Parkview Hospital, Zac Nahrwold (nephew of Don & Dave Buuck), Kelly Baumann (Trevor’s wife), and Troy Sinar (Dick & Donna Hileman’s nephew).

We remember those who are serving our country—Brian Moeller who is in Iraq, Jason Putteet who is in South Korea, Cam Koldyke (Audra’s husband) who is in Iraq, our reservists, Josh, Zach, and Jacob Stoppenhagen who are in Iraq, Mike Brandt, Cody Kiess (grandson of Gene & Irene Kiess), Josh Colwell (Tiffany’s husband), Danny Cross (Laura Knipstein’s fiancée), and Brian Journay (grandson of Dick & Alma Miller), as well as Lydia Reynolds (niece of Dick & Donna Hileman), Steven Banks (Dick & Donna Hileman’s nephew) who is a Marine serving in Iraq,  James Johnson (Jean Timm’s nephew), Chad Hall (Doris Conrad’s son-in-law) who is in the Army stationed at Ft. Riley, Kansas, and Randy McAllister (Fern Riemke’s son and brother of Kim, Terry, and Julie) who is serving in Germany.  May the Lord protect and guide them in their missions.

We keep the members of St. John’s Bingen and Zion Lutheran in Decatur in our prayers as they have called ministers to serve their congregations.  Bingen has issued a call to Rev. Daniel Grams from Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Garfield, New Jersey, while Zion, Decatur, has issued a call to Rev. Philip Bloch at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Seymour, Indiana.  May our Heavenly Father guide these men as they contemplate these calls.

The flowers on the altar are to the glory of God and in honor of Lydia Kalthoff’s 100th birthday.  With much love and admiration, her family has placed these flowers in church this morning.  May the Lord continue to bless this special lady.

You can watch Worship for Shut Ins on Sunday mornings at 6:30 a.m. on WPTA-TV Channel 21, at 8 a.m. on Digital 33.2 & Satellite 252 on Sunday mornings, or on Comcast Cable Channel 55 on Sunday and Monday afternoons at 4 p.m.   Pastor Kevin Wendt delivers the Easter Sunday message, “From Taps to Reveille.”

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 broadcast on Sundays at 8:05 a.m. on WZBD (92.7 FM) and on WFCV (1090 AM) at 3:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.  Lutheran Hour can also be heard on WOWO (1190 AM) on Sunday mornings at 11 a.m. 

Included in this morning’s bulletin is our weekly study guide, “Time in the Word.”   Next week’s theme is “Faith in the Resurrected Lord.”

Board of Stewardship’s Food for Thought – One of the basic principles of stewardship is that God owns all things.  God is the owner, and we are the managers or caretakers of what God gives us.  If we were asked who owns all things, we would, without hesitation, say, “God owns everything!”  However, do our actions and lifestyles reflect God’s ownership?  Do we act like owners or managers?  Do we seek to do God’s will with our time and money?  God’s Word gives us a wonderful story on how a person’s attitude toward ownership completely changed after he came to faith.  In Luke chapter 19, we read about Zacchaeus, a tax collector, who loved his money.  He was wealthy, and he had cheated people to gain even more money.  His money was his god.  Jesus entered his house and changed his heart.  After coming to know Jesus, Zacchaeus no longer saw his money as his own.  His life and money no longer belonged to himself because he knew that God was the creator and the owner of all things.  Through faith, he gave half of his possessions to the poor and recompensed four times the amount those he had cheated.  Jesus told Zacchaeus, “Today salvation has come to this house…”  In the same way through faith, our perception of ownership changes.  Just as Zacchaeus came to understand that God owned his property, we acknowledge that God is the source of all things.  We may have possession of many things, but God is the owner.  As God’s stewards, we are responsible and accountable to God.  The same faith that prompted Zacchaeus to give so generously is given to us.  As we acknowledge God’s love for us and His ownership of all things, our thinking will change from how much we are going to give to how much of God’s property we’re going to keep.  May God grant us hearts of wisdom to enable us to understand that He is the source and owner of all.

We thank those who have placed flowers and plants in church this morning as part of our Easter Garden.  We also thank the Decorating Committee for placing this display in church.  If you have a flower in the Garden, you may take it home with you following the Easter Festival service.

In Memory of

Contributed by

 

 

Aldine & Darlene Conrad

Waldo Conrad family

Joe & Velma DeKoninck & Walter & Charlotte Conrad

Tom & Becky DeKoninck

Aldine & Darlene Conrad

Roger & Marla Manley & family

Arnold Thieme & Karl Sprunger

Floyd Thieme family

Otto & Clara Fuhrman; William & Clara Hormann; Bill Fuhrman, Richard Hormann

Al & Shirley Hormann

Alfred & Elsie Buuck

Jan Buuck

Our parents & Carol Conrad

Willis & Marlene Conrad

Herman & Mela Norden

Ronald & Bonnie Buuck

Candice Shannon

Her Confirmation Classmates

Kenneth Gaunt

Dave & Teri Conrad & family

Arthur & Alma Boenker

Allen Buuck family

Our parents

Dean & Cindy Wass

Cliff & Margaret Kiefer

Sean & Betty Sielschott

Helen Whitacre

Tim & Kris Blomenberg

Darlene & Aldine Conrad; Edward Scheumann

Richard & Eldora Scheumann

 

 

“In Honor of”

Contributed by

 

 

Our children, grandchildren, & great grandchild

Al & Shirley Hormann

Richard & Margaret Buuck & Our children & grandchildren

Ronald & Bonnie Buuck

Richard & Margaret Buuck

Allen Buuck family

Our Friedheim Friends

Fred & Tina Geels

Jerry & Joan Sielschott & Our children

Sean & Betty Sielschott

Our children & grandchildren

Jerry & Joan Sielschott

Jim & Evie Fuhrman

D.J., Aubrey, Hayden, & Isaac

Our families

Leonard & Christine Bultemeier

Our children & grandchildren

Jim & Evie Fuhrman

Adele Blomenberg

Tim & Kris Blomenberg

The LLL/LWML Zone Spring Rally will be held on Sunday, April 6, at 3 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Roanoke.  Gary Hemrick, Chief Administrative Officer, and Angie Moellering, Director of Advancement, (both from Lutheran Social Services) will be the guest speakers.  A light meal will be served following the meeting.  Mark it on your calendar and plan on attending! 

The LWML Spring Praise Service, “Secure in Jesus, My Rock and Fortress, I Step Out in Faith,” will be held here at Friedheim on Saturday, April 19, with registration at 8:30 a.m. and the service beginning at 9 a.m.  Please mark this date on your calendar.  The ingathering for both events is adult vitamins.  These will be taken to Guatemala for the Servant’s Heart project this summer.  Lea Ann Fifer, a member of Bingen, will be making this mission trip. Donation boxes will be placed in either entranceway of the church after Easter for you to place any adult vitamins you wish to donate.  Thank you in advance for your help with this project.

The 7th & 8th graders are working on a calendar project and leftover stickers and/or stamps (the kind scrap bookers use, not those for letters) would be of great benefit.  If you have some you can donate (or stamps that you can loan), please talk to Wava Lichtle.  Thanks!

Council Members:  The minutes of the March 11 Council Meeting can be found in your slots in either entranceway of the church.  You may pick them up as you leave the worship service today.  The next Council Meeting is Tuesday, April 1, in the church basement at 8 p.m.

Take a moment to look at the insert in today’s bulletin concerning the Seminary’s continuing education programs.  Dr. Horace D. Hummel will lead a course on “Ezekiel” at the Seminary from May 12-14.  For more information you can contact Carrie O’Donnell (260-452-2241).  The Seminary also has a new Continuing Education page on their website.  You can log on to www.ctsfw.edu/continuing-ed/index.php and register from this site.

There are some great clearance sales on winter coats and boots at the various stores.  Since the “Kids Helping Kids” program is going to be an ongoing project, you might want to purchase some items now to be used next year.  The Sunday School class can store these items and distribute them next winter.  Thanks!

Beth Kitson is the “Meals of Grace” coordinator for March.  If you know of someone who could benefit from this ministry of our church, please contact   Beth at 724-9674. 

Ladies, are you missing some winter gloves?  There are four pairs (one brown, one red, two black) over in the church office.  You can go over to the office (during the Sunday School hour) and pick them up. 

The LWML Quarterlies are here as are the new Portals of Prayer.  Both can be found in either entranceway of the church and may be picked up you leave the worship service this morning.

Pastor Dahling will be at Woodcrest on Thursday, April 10, for their chapel service.  Your help is needed.  Some residents need assistance to get to this chapel service.  You would need to be at Woodcrest around 12:45 p.m.  If you are willing to help, please contact Pastor Dahling.  Thanks in advance!

A Note from our Wyneken Contributions Funds Treasurer:  We recently received the following from Thrivent in response to a question about matching for donations made in children’s names:  “We will accept gifts from individuals with a product who are 16 or older.  However, it must be that individual’s gift.  Giving on behalf of your children is against the program guidelines.”  This means that, for families with children over 16 who are Thrivent policyholders, any contributions to receive matching funds must come from the children, and be recorded under the child’s contribution envelope number.

If you have young children, you might wish to look at the blue totes found in either entranceway of the church (Mouse Prints:  A Journey Through the Church Year).  Inside you will find storybooks and activity books (with crayons) for your child to utilize before church.  There is even a special Easter book.  Just put the tote back in the entranceway when you leave the service.

Concordia Theological Seminary is offering two new retreats.  Dr. Gary Zieroth of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Kingsville, Maryland will present the Men’s Retreat, Real Men Follow Jesus, on April 4 and 5.  This retreat will focus on God’s Word regarding such topics as masculinity, spiritual leadership, and the future of men in the church.  In addition to the meaty Bible Study, they’ll have basketball (three on three if you are up to that and on the big screen, as it is NCAA Final Four weekend), burgers, brats, and Lutheran beverage.  Dr. Adam Francisco will lead a seminar on Islam, Christians and the Challenge of Islam, on Saturday, April 19.  Hear about Muhammad and the origins of Islam, the Christian response to the challenge of Islam, political Islam today, and Muslims and the Gospel.  Information sheets about each of these retreats can be found in either entranceway of the church.

The “Friends of Wyneken” are sponsoring a fundraising bus trip to Centerville, Indiana for shopping and then on to a tour and historically prepared hearth supper at the 1841 Huddleston House in Cambridge City, Indiana on Saturday, May 3.  The bus will leave the Ft. Wayne South K Mart at 7:30 a.m., with stops at Gerber’s North Plaza in Decatur at 8:30 a.m., and in Portland behind Bandido’s (the old Wal Mart) at 8:45 a.m.  At Centerville you will have about four hours to shop (the town is full of antique stores and other shops) and enjoy lunch on your own.  At 3:00 p.m., the group heads to the Huddleston House for a hearth supper, plus a narrated tour of the house and entertainment.  Around 6:30 p.m. you’ll head back home.  The cost is $70 per person.  Reservations are needed by Saturday, April 5.  For reservations or more information, you can contact Pendy Selking (547-4422) or Karen Heller (724-7959).

The Mad Ants, Ft. Wayne’s minor league basketball team, is having a Faith and Family Night on Sunday, March 30.  They will be playing the Iowa Energy at 6 p.m.  You can purchase tickets for just $5 (regular price---$10).  Tickets must be purchased by March 26.  To purchase tickets or for additional information, please call Lindsey Clifford at 260-469-4667, extension 105.  There are some order forms in either entranceway of the church if you are interested.

Come and be a part of Lutherfest on Friday, April 18, at the Ft. Wayne Seminary.  From 5 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. you can enjoy a delicious German meal served in Katherine Luther Dining Hall.  At 7 p.m. you can listen to a presentation on the History of the Seminary in Sihler Auditorium.  This fundraiser will help purchase materials to create a timeline of the history of the seminary.  Tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under.  For ticket information you can call 260-452-2204 or e-mail martzlb@ctsfw.edu.

Christ’s Child Learning Corner at Concordia Theological Seminary is hiring a part-time floater and substitute teachers.  If you are a servant of Christ and love working with children, this is an opportunity for you!  Contact the CCLS Director, Renita Nahrwold at 452-2240 for an application.

Hymns, both classic and new, will be featured at Shepherd of the City Lutheran Church, 1301 S. Anthony Blvd., at a hymn festival on Sunday, April 6, at 4 p.m.  Come and join in this special festival built around the theme of “The City in Scripture and Song.”  Seminarian Randall Wurschmidt will be the festival organist and members of the Concordia Theological Brass Ensemble will accompany the hymn singing.  The Rev. Peter Cage of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, the Rev. Prof. Jeffrey Pulse of Concordia Theological Seminary, and Shepherd’s vacancy pastor, the Rev. Prof. Harold Senkbeil, will give brief homilies.  A reception will be held immediately following the festival.  For more information, e-mail shepherdfwl@verizon.net or call 260-422-3790.

SAVE THIS DATE…A Hog Roast/Poker Run Benefit for Nick and Rebecca Hoffman is planned for Saturday, May 10, at Preble Fireman’s Park.  The benefit starts at noon.  This event is to help with their expenses after a serious car accident (due to fog) on Highway 1 on February 23.  Thankfully, they have been released from the hospital, but not after enduring numerous surgeries (and, thus, lots of hospital bills).  Thrivent will be using “Helping Hands” funds for this event.  Weather permitting, there will be volleyball and games for families until 6 p.m.  The Brave Generation and the Ladies Ensemble from Bellmont will be performing in the afternoon.  The band, BIRCH, will be performing at 7:30 p.m.  There will also be raffles of donated goods and services from local businesses (more information to follow).  T-shirts can be pre-ordered for this event.  If you have any questions or would like to help with this event, donate, or order a T-shirt, please call Sarah Friedt at 260-433-2746.  Please keep this family in your prayers.

St. Peter-Immanuel Lutheran School is hosting its 7th Annual Dinner Dance & Auction-Hoedown ’08 at Quixote Hills in Hoagland on Friday, April 18.  Doors open at 6 p.m. with dinner served at 6:30 p.m.  This year’s dinner will be a hog roast and will include, roast pork, sauerkraut, green beans, mashed potatoes, dinner roll & butter and an assortment of pies.  Bill Werling and his band, Breakaway, will play from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.  Tickets are $20 each.  For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact Angie Bienz at 724-4379.

St. John’s Bingen will have their annual Fish Fry on Sunday, April 6, at Wyneken Memorial Lutheran School.  Serving will be from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.  There will also be a craft and bake sale.  You are invited to attend.

Mrs. Kalthoff’s great-granddaughter, Brianna Blumenherst, will be singing, “Call on Jesus,” at the Easter Festival Service (during the distribution).  The words and music to this song are by Nicole C. Mullen, arranged by Gary Rhodes, and orchestrated by Dave Williamson.  The words to the song can be found below.

I’m so very ordinary, nothing special on my own
Oh, I have never walked on water
And I have never calmed a storm
Sometimes I’m hiding away from the madness around me
Like a child who’s afraid of the dark

But when I call on Jesus all things are possible
I can mount on wings like eagles and soar
When I call on Jesus mountains are gonna fall,
He’ll move heaven and earth to come rescue me when I call

Weary brother, broken daughter,
Widowed, widowed lover you’re not alone
If you’re tired and scared of the madness around you,
If you can’t find the strength to carry on

When you call on Jesus all things are possible.
You can mount on wings like eagles and soar.
When you call on Jesus mountains are gonna fall,
‘cause He’ll move heaven and earth to come and rescue you
When you call Him in the mornin’, in the after noon time,
Late in the evening, He’ll be there.
When your heart is broken and you feel discouraged,
You can just remember that He said He’ll be there!

When I call on Jesus all things are possible.
I can mount on wings like eagles and soar
When I call on Jesus mountains are gonna fall,
‘cause He’ll move heaven and earth to come and rescue me
When I call, When I call on Jesus
When I call on Jesus mountains are gonna fall  
‘cause He’ll move heaven and earth to come and rescue me when I call

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 261 with 163 receiving Holy Communion; Sunday School - 47; Bible Class - 17; Monday Night Bible Class – 6; Busy Women’s Bible Class – 6; Early-bird Bible Class - 11; Maundy Thursday - 101 with 91 receiving Holy Communion 

OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Fund

Last Week’s Contributions

Home Purpose

$4,683.07

Missions – 3/12
Missions - 3/16

$117.00
$208.00

Wyneken News

Although Ultra Zone is no longer on the order sheet, there are still some certificates in stock.  SCRIP is also available in the school office at Wyneken on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays and after school on Wednesday and Friday afternoons.    See Kim about purchasing SCRIP this morning.  You can e-mail her at kimw@jwgroupinc.com to place your SCRIP order.

Wyneken’s Mini 4-H will meet on April 7 and April 14 from 2:45 p.m. to 4 p.m. and is open to students in Kindergarten through Grade 2.  Dues are $6.  Parental helpers would be greatly appreciated.  Please contact Cindy Gallmeyer (724-4047) if you need more information or would like to help.

Wyneken’s Spring Break started on (Good Friday) with classes resuming on Monday, March 31.  East Allen schools will observe their spring break the week of March 31.  Parents, of students riding East Allen buses will have to make arrangements for transportation both to and from school that week.  Remember, if you need to use the Extended Care program, contact Tami Schultz at 639-6064.

Enrollment forms for the 2008-2009 school year will be mailed Tuesday of this week.  If you don’t receive yours in a timely manner, please contact the school (639-6177).  (Remember, Wyneken is on spring break this week.)

An informational packet on the 21st Century Scholars Program is available in the school office for families with children in 7th and 8th grades.  This program provides college tuition funds to qualifying families.  Check out the eligibility requirements and get your forms mailed in by the deadline.

You still have time to return your pledge cards for the Red Cross Blood Drive on Thursday, April 17, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.  The cards need to be returned to the school office by Tuesday, April 1.

Market Day order forms are need to be returned to the school office by Wednesday, April 2, with Internet orders due by noon on Saturday, April 5.  Pick-up date is on Thursday, April 10, in the old gym from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.  This month, the school can receive a 30% profit of gourmet sauces and mixes.  Make sure you look over these items when putting your order together.  Also look over the items in speedy suppers, scrumptious skewers, healthy appetite, quick kid fix, pie paradise, and some of the dessert specials for reduced price items.  Any questions, contact Sharon Franke (623-3992).

The PTL Square Dance has been scheduled for Friday, April 11, at the Hoagland Hayloft Reception Hall.  This year it will be a family dance, all are welcome, both young and old!  Come out to hear Bill Werling and his band, Breakaway.  A family pass (this includes members in your household) is available for $35.  Individual tickets are $7.  Pre-sale tickets can be gotten from Kim Weiland as well as in the school office.  Doors open at 6 p.m. with dinner being served from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The dance itself will be from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. 

The PTL Mother/Son Bowling & Pizza Event has been set for Sunday, April 6, at the Decatur 224 Lanes.  Registration continues until April 4 (or until all lanes are filled, whichever comes first).  The first bowling session is 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. with pizza being served at 12:30 p.m.  The second session will follow from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., with pizza served at 5 p.m.  The cost is $3 per person, which includes two hours of bowling and two slices of pizza per person.  Drinks are extra.  There is a limit of 64 people per session.  Turn in your registration form with payment to the school office.

The final PTL meeting of the year is scheduled for Monday, April 14, at 7 p.m. in the multi-purpose room.  There will be an election of officers and next year’s budget will be finalized.

The Spring Solo & Ensemble Festival for our Wyneken band students (both beginner and advanced) will be held on Tuesday, April 15, at 7 p.m.  Plan on attending.

The Wyneken Music Department will present their annual Spring Music Concert on Thursday, April 24, at 7 p.m.  Those participating include recorders, chimes, band (both beginners and advanced), Wyneken Chorus, the 6th-8th grade choirs.  All are invited to attend this special evening of musical entertainment.

The Wyneken Chorus will sing at Friedheim on Sunday, April 13.  They also will sing at the LWML Spring Praise Service at Friedheim on Saturday, April 19.

Students in grades 3-8 will begin NWEA Testing on April 21, continuing through May 1.  Parents, please try to avoid making any appointments on these dates or planning vacations during this time.  Thank you.

North Adams’ Kindergarten Round-Up is set for Thursday, April 24, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Northwest Elementary School in Decatur.  All students attending kindergarten at Wyneken (even those who live in other school districts) need to attend this meeting.  If you are unable to attend this meeting, please contact Wyneken (639-6177).  They will send the packet of information to you when it becomes available to them.

Wyneken’s all-day, five-day a week care program is now open, with infants and toddlers now accepted.  If you would like more information on this program, please contact Wyneken or Tami Schultz, the Director of the program.    Remember, if you are able to support this ministry through donations or would like to volunteer some time, please contact the school office (639-6177) or Tami Schultz at school (639-6064) or her home (547-4540). 

Sports

Congratulations to our Wyneken wrestlers who finished in 2nd place with 121 points at the recent LSAA Championships. Jacob Bergman finished first in the 129# weight division.   Fantastic season!  Fantastic job!

The girls have begun soccer practice.  Their first game is scheduled for Wednesday, April 9.  The JV team plays St. Paul at St. Paul at 4:15 p.m. while the varsity squad faces Unity at Unity at 5:30 p.m.  Both squads play again on Friday, April 11.  The JV faces Holy Cross at 4:15 p.m. at Holy Cross while the varsity faces St. Peter at St. Peter at 5:30 p.m. 

THIS WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

TODAY

6:30 a.m. Easter Sunrise Service
    LYF Easter Breakfast
  9:00 a.m. Easter Festival Service with Holy Communion
MONDAY 7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

  7:00 p.m. Busy Woman’s Bible Class (Parish Hall)
TUESDAY 6:00 a.m. Early-bird Bible Class
  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
WEDNESDAY 7:00 p.m. Choir
THURSDAY 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class @ Marlene Conrad’s

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

March 30 9:00 a.m. Worship Service with Holy Communion
  10:15 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Class
March 31 7:00 p.m. Busy Women’s Bible Study
  7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
April 1

6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class
  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
  7:00 p.m. Elders’ Meeting
  7:30 p.m. Trustees’ Meeting
  8:00 p.m. Council Meeting
April 2 All Day Tabea Society Extra Quilting
  8:20 a.m.  Chapel @ Wyneken
  7:00 p.m. Choir
April 3

9:00 a.m.

LWML Bible Class

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

An Easter Prayer

God our loving Father, we are your people and everything in us shouts out for joy on this feast of the Resurrection.  What great love and power you have shown!  You have raised your Son Jesus from death!  You have given him a new life stronger than death.  You have made him Lord over all the earth.  In the name of all your creatures we thank you for your great love.  We praise you and we wait with hope for the day of our own resurrection.  Show us that we can celebrate the new life of Easter today and every day through the truth, the hope, and the love we give each other.  In the name of our risen Lord, we pray.  Amen.

St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, Ft. Myers, Florida
Source:  The NEWSLETTER Newsletter, Vol. 12, No. 4, April 1990