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

Welcome!  If you are a guest, we ask that you sign one of our guest registries, found in either entranceway of the church.  If you are communing, take a moment to complete a communion registration card (found in either entranceway of the church) and give it to one of the Deacons or place it in the offering plate.  Please come back and worship with us again soon.
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Easter 3
April 6
, 2008

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Order of Service

Divine Service Setting Three, Page 184

The Hymns

LSB #791; #483; #464; #470; #741; #478

According to God’s Plan

Acts 2:14a, 36-41 Preaching of the Resurrection results in converts
1 Peter 1:17-25 The Resurrection was destined by God from eternity
Luke 24:13-35 The Resurrection fulfilled the Scripture
The Sermon

“O Lord, Open Thou My Eyes!” – Luke 24:13-35

 Getting to know our Risen Lord—

1. What keeps us from seeing Him today?
2. What enables us to know Jesus is alive?

The Acolyte

Ethan Lichtle


+  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 remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Don Kitson, Hunter Wilkinson, Max Stoppenhagen, Leesa Heckman, Jerry Bultemeyer, Jill Baumann, Joy Erxleben, Carmela Keuneke, Teri Conrad, Brittany Franke, and Jack Reiff.  We also remember those in the teaching ministry—Candace McMullan who teaches at Immanuel Lutheran in Riverside, California, Tina Geels, our Sunday School Superintendent, and Jean Timm, our Wyneken 4th grade teacher.  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 Walter Nuerge who has returned home, Eli Sella (Gideon & Kelly Sella’s son and Cindy Houser’s nephew), who is a patient at Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis, Blanche Knight (Shirley Drier’s mother), 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 search for ministers to serve their congregations.  Bingen has issued a call to Rev. Daniel Grams from Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Garfield, New Jersey.  Zion, Decatur, continues its search as Rev. Philip Bloch at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Seymour, Indiana has returned his call.  May our Heavenly Father continue to guide all in the pursuit of pastoral care.

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.  

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 “The Sheep & the Good Shepherd.”

Board of Stewardship’s Food for Thought (On the Lighter Side) – The minister was preoccupied with thoughts of how he was going to ask the congregation to come up with more money than they had expected they would need for repairs to the church building.  Therefore, he was annoyed to find that the regular organist was sick and a substitute had been brought in at the last minute.  The substitute wanted to know what to play. “Here’s a copy of the service,” he said impatiently.  “But you’ll have to think of something to play after I make the announcements about the finances.”  During the service, the minister paused and said, “Brothers and sisters, we are in great difficulty…the roof repairs cost twice as much as we expected, and we need $7,000 more.  Any of you who can pledge $100 or more, please stand up.”  At that moment, the substitute organist played “The Star Spangled Banner.”  And that is how the substitute organist became the regular organist.

The LLL/LWML Zone Spring Rally will be held today 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.  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 begins 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 can be found in either entranceway of the church for you to place your adult vitamin donation.  Thank you in advance for your help with this project.

The LWML Quarterly Meeting will be held this Tuesday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m. upstairs in the Parish Hall (classroom C).  Ladies, you may bring your mite envelopes that night.  If you can’t make the meeting, you can place your mite envelopes in the offering plate or give them to Cindy Wass, our LWML treasurer. 

Pastor David Dubbelde will be here at Friedheim at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 8, in the church basement.  He will be promoting a volunteer program called “Next Steps Service.”  This program connects retired pastors with congregation, offering them services which congregations are not presently able to do because of time, staffing or resources.  Pastor Dubbelde would like to meet with the Council and any interested members of the congregation to think strategically about what ministries or services could be done here at Friedheim to enhance this ministry.  The meeting should last approximately one hour. 

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.

Monica Stoppenhagen is the “Meals of Grace” coordinator for April.  If you know of someone who could benefit from this ministry of our church, please contact Monica at 547-4405. 

Pastor Dahling will be at Woodcrest this 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!

There is still some unfinished business from the Soup & Sandwich.  If you were a Committee Chair and haven’t yet returned your letter to Rich & Kim Weiland about procedures and recommendations for next year, please do so as soon as possible.  Thank you!

The Trustees have set a date for the spring church clean-up.  It will be held this Saturday, April 12, beginning at 8 a.m.  There will probably be projects both inside and out.  The more willing hands (and perhaps, rakes and gloves) that show up that day, the faster the projects will be accomplished.  Thanks!

Next Sunday, April 13, we will have our Quarterly Voters’ Meeting.  It will be held after the worship service.  Please plan on staying and hear the reports from our various Boards and Committees.

Dr. Adam Francisco will lead a seminar on Islam, Christians and the Challenge of Islam, on Saturday, April 19, at Concordia Theological Seminary.  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.

Next Sunday, April 13, our Parish Nurse and her helpers will conduct a blood pressure clinic both before and after the worship service.  Take a moment and have your blood pressure checked!

Our LYF will have a paper and aluminum can drive on Saturday, April 26, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.  If you would like to have the youth come to your home and pick up your papers and/or cans, please contact one of the counselors—Mike Conrad (547-4717), Stan Stoppenhagen (728-9101), or Jerry Bultemeyer (724-9829).  You may also bring your papers and/or cans to the Parish Hall that day.

The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life will be held at Bellmont Middle School on Friday and Saturday, June 13 and 14.  Would you like to collect donations, participate in the Relay for Life walk, and receive a Relay for Life T-shirt?  If so, please contact Leesa Heckman by Sunday, May 4.  She will have the registration form that you need to complete and the participant’s packet.  Thanks!

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.

Hymns, both classic and new, will be featured at Shepherd of the City Lutheran Church, 1301 S. Anthony Blvd., at a hymn festival today 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. 

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.  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.  The hog roast begins at noon.  Here’s a little information about the poker run.  All vehicles are welcome with the last bike out at 1 p.m. and the last bike in at 5 p.m.  The cost is $10 a player and $5 a passenger.  Family activities will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and include performances by Bellmont’s Brave Generation and Ladies Show Choir, face painting, games, and volleyball.  Beginning at 4 p.m. three different bands will be performing, Edible, Birch Band, and Lost Vegas.  There will also be raffles of donated goods and services from local businesses.  Some of the items include a set of tires from Zurcher Tire, a duel exhaust for a pick up from Bodies Exhaust, over $500 in trany service from Expert Transmission, and much more.  T-shirts can be pre-ordered for this event and will cost $10 for adult sizes small to x-large and $12 for 2XL and 3 XL shirts.  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 today 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.

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church (Fuelling) is serving Nelson’s chicken and ribs today.  They will be serving at the church from 10:30 a.m. to noon and at Gerber’s on 224 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The cost is $5 for one-half chicken and $8 for a full slab or ribs.

The Men’s Fastpitch Softball League is sponsoring a golf outing on Saturday, May 17, at the Grey Goose in Decatur beginning at 1 p.m.  This four-man scramble costs only $50 per participant.  Food and prizes will be available at Three Kings in Hoagland following the tournament.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Jason Buuck at 413-0702.

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 207 with 159 receiving Holy Communion; Sunday School – 38; Bible Class -18; Monday Night Bible Class – 6; Busy Women’s Bible Class – 9; Early-bird Bible Class - 12



Last Week’s Contributions

Home Purpose – 3/23


Home Purpose – 3/30


*This amount includes $14,000 transferred from the Wyneken Contributions account. 

Wyneken Contributions for March were $8,970 with a year-to-date total of $12,745.

Wyneken News

Although Ultra Zone is no longer on the order sheet, there are still a few 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.

Enrollment forms for the 2008-2009 school year have been mailed.  If you don’t receive yours in a timely manner, please contact the school (639-6177).  To avoid a $25 late fee, registration forms need to be returned by Friday, April 11.

Market Day pick-up date is on Thursday, April 10, in the old gym from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.    Any questions, contact Sharon Franke (623-3992).

Students will be participating in the Jump Rope for Heart fitness program, sponsored by the American Heart Association, on Monday, April 7.  You can sponsor a child with a pledge or send a donation to Wyneken.  (Checks should be made payable to the American Heart Association.)

The PTL Square Dance is being held this 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. 

Chapel offerings for April and May will be going to help defray the medical expenses of Nick & Rebecca Hoffman.  Nick is a Wyneken grad and the family attends St. Paul’s Preble.

The PTL’s Father/Daughter bowling day has been set for Sunday, April 13 at the Decatur 224 Lanes.  Registration continues until April 11 (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 mother/son event is taking place today.)

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.

On Saturday, April 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., you are invited to a Boutique Open House at Wyneken Memorial Lutheran School.  Take some time to check out the vendors—Anastasia’s Purse Boutique, Avon, Chocolates by Lynn, Dutchez Candles, Finders Keepers, Gourmet Cupboard, Ivy Vine Boutique, Kara Vita, Longenberger Baskets, Mary Kay, The Next Page, Pampered Chef, Premier Jewelry, Sewing by Sara, Silpada, and Sweet Pea’s Doll Boutique.  You will also have the opportunity to get a 10-minute massage as well as purchase some baked goods from the 7th grade class and order flowers and plants from the class.  A luncheon will also be served.  Ladies, come on out and enjoy a relaxing morning and/or afternoon.  It’s a great time to do some shopping and pamper yourself!  All proceeds will benefit the 7th grade’s class trip to Washington DC next spring.  Your support is appreciated.

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.

Looking Ahead:  Grandparents/Special Friends Day has been set for Friday, May 2.  Registration forms will be available soon.  The Scholastic Book Fair will also be held that week (April 28-May 2).


The girls continue with soccer practice.  Their first game is scheduled for Wednesday, April 9.  The JV team plays St. Paul at Foster 1 at 4:15 p.m.   Both squads play on Friday, April 11.  The JV faces Holy Cross at 4:15 p.m. at Kreager 6 while the varsity faces St. Peter at Kreager 3 at 5:30 p.m. 



9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

  10:15 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Class

PTL Mother/Son Bowling

  3:00 p.m. LLL-LWML Spring Rally @ Faith, Roanoke
  4:00 p.m. Hymn Sing @ Shepherd of the City, Ft. Wayne
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
  7:00 p.m. Meeting:  Next Steps Services
  7:30 p.m. LWML Quarterly Meeting (Parish Hall)
WEDNESDAY 8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  7:00 p.m. Choir
THURSDAY 8:00 a.m. Thrivent Meeting @ Adams Memorial
  9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class @ Doris Conrad’s
  1:00 p.m. Pastor @ Woodcrest for Chapel
  7:00 p.m. Wyneken School Board
  7:00 p.m. Stewardship Meeting @ Blomenberg’s
FRIDAY 6:00 p.m. PTL Square Dance @ Hayloft
SATURDAY 8:00 a.m. Church Clean Up


April 13

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service

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

Quarterly Voters’ Meeting

    PTL Father/Daughter Bowling
April 14 7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

  7:00 p.m. Busy Woman’s Bible Class
April 15 6:00 a.m. Early-bird Bible Class
  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
  7:00 p.m. “Next Steps Services” Presentation
  7:30 p.m. LWML Quarterly Meeting
April 16 8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  All Day Tabea Society Extra Quilting
  7:00 p.m. Choir
April 17 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class
  2 p.m. – 7 p.m. Blood Drive at Wyneken
April 18 5:00 p.m. Lutherfest at the Ft. Wayne Seminary
  8:30 a.m. Registration for Praise Service
  9:00 a.m. Spring Praise Service
  9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Boutique Open House @ Wyneken