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.  Please come back and worship with us again soon.
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Easter 4
April 13
, 2008

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Order of Service

Divine Service Setting Three, Page 184

The Hymns

LSB #710;  #740; #770
Wyneken Chorus “Alleluia!  Christ is Risen”

The Sheep and the Good Shepherd

Acts 2:42-47     The sheep witness to the Shepherd
1 Peter 2:19-25 The sheep suffer like the Shepherd
John 10:1-10   The sheep follow the Shepherd to life
The Sermon

“The Red Door” – John 10:1-10

Churches often have red doors, not to indicate they are in the “red” but to symbolize the door to the kingdom, made red by the blood shed on Calvary. A door is a means of entrance. Christ is the door to the kingdom of God.  Consider the door of the kingdom.

  1. The one and only door — “the door” — v. 9:  “I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. He will come in and go out, and find pasture.”
  2. The door to God – “whoever enters through me will be saved” – v. 9
  3. The door to freedom – “come in and go out and find pasture” – v. 9

The door to life – v. 10:  “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life and have it to the full.”

The Acolyte

P. J. DeKoninck


+  Soli Deo Gloria  +

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Meghann Manley, Deb Miller, Tom Buuck, Dick Miller, Madison McCloskey, Brooks Myers, Joe Ruble, Lowell Timm, Duane Kiess, Emilee Scheumann, and George Geyer.  We also remember those in the teaching ministry—Judy Baumann who teaches at Monmouth, Kristin Scheumann, our Assistant Sunday School Superintendent, and Michelle Martin, our Wyneken 3rd 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 Eli Sella (Gideon & Kelly Sella’s son and Cindy Houser’s nephew) who has returned home, Blanche Knight (Shirley Drier’s mother) who is now home, Kelly Baumann (Trevor’s wife), and Troy Sinar (Dick & Donna Hileman’s nephew).

We remember those who are serving our country—Brian Moeller who has returned from Iraq and is now in Georgia, 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.

Congratulations to Marlin & Alma Keidel who will be celebrating their 59th wedding anniversary this Thursday, April 17.  May our Heavenly Father continue to be at the heart of their home and grant them His richest blessings.

We welcome the members of the Wyneken chorus and their families as they sing songs of praise to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, thus enhancing our worship service this morning.  We thank Mrs. Leanne Busick for directing this group.

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, while Zion continues their search.  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.     

Included in this morning’s bulletin is our weekly study guide, “Time in the Word.”   Next week’s theme is “The People of God.”

Board of Stewardship’s Food for Thought – Jesus said, “So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches?” (Luke 16:11).  Jesus is telling us that, if we can be trusted with our stewardship of the material things that He entrusts to us, then He will trust us to be stewards over things of highest value that relate to the eternal.   The way that we handle our material possessions is a good test of the way that we would handle responsibilities relating to God’s kingdom.  In order to be “trustworthy in handling worldly wealth,” we need to recognize our privilege and responsibility to use our material blessings with a kingdom focus.

The LWML Spring Praise Service, “Secure in Jesus, My Rock and Fortress, I Step Out in Faith,” will be held here at Friedheim this Saturday, April 19, with registration at 8:30 a.m. and the service beginning at 9 a.m.  Donations of adult vitamins for the Servant’s Heart project in Guatemala this summer are being accepted.  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.

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. 

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!

Our Quarterly Voters’ Meeting is today.  It will be held after the worship service.  Please plan on staying and hear the reports from our various Boards and Committees.

Council Members:  The minutes from the April 1 Council Meeting are in your slots in the entranceways of the church.  You may pick them up as you leave the worship service this morning.  Just a reminder that the next Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 6, at 8 p.m. in the church basement.

Due to today’s Quarterly Voters’ Meeting, the Adult Bible Class will not meet.  Sunday School classes will meet in the Parish Hall, however.

Dr. Adam Francisco will lead a seminar on Islam, Christians and the Challenge of Islam, this 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 this retreat can be found in either entranceway of the church.

Wava Lichtle, our Parish Nurse, and her helpers will conduct a blood pressure clinic both before and after the worship service this morning.  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.

On Sunday, April 27, the LYF will be assisting residents of Lutheran Home to their chapel services.  Please meet at the Parish Hall at 9 a.m.  Following this worship service, the group will head to Stan & Tami Stoppenhagen’s home for lunch (provided by Donna Hileman).  Discussion about the white water rafting trip will be on the agenda.  If you can’t be at this meeting, please contact Denise Conrad (547-4717) and let her know if you want to go on the rafting trip this summer.

Just a reminder to this year’s confirmation class:  The photographer will be here on Saturday, April 26.  Please be at church by 8:45 a.m. and don’t forget your gown!!

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 this 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.

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.

Emmanuel Lutheran Church (Soest), 9909 Wayne Trace, will have its 9th Annual Flame-Grilled Sausage & Pancake Brunch today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Family Life Center.  Come and enjoy lean, whole-hog, fire-grilled patties and some of the best pancakes around.  A free-will offering will be accepted with proceeds for Church Ministries.  Limited matching funds are being provided by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.

St. John’s Flatrock is having their Spring Rummage Sale this Friday, April 18, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturday, April 19, from 8 a.m. to noon.  It will be a $2 bag sale on Saturday.

The ladies of Emmanuel Lutheran (Soest) will hold a Rummage Sale and Bake Sale on Thursday, April 24, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Friday, April 25, from 8 a.m. to noon in the Family Life Center.  Friday is a Sack Sale.  Limited matching funds are being provided by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.

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.

Trinity Lutheran Church, 7819 Decatur Road, is having a Rummage & Bake Sale on Friday, May 2, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and a $2 bag sale on Saturday, May 3, from 9 a.m. to noon. 

Do you want an adventure this summer?  Bring your friends, family, or come by yourself to Camp Lutherhaven where you can swim, hike, fish, go boating, climb Muncie Mountain, practice your archery skills, play sports and games, meet new friends, raid the canteen, and gather each night around an evening campfire.  Choose from a wide variety of unique camping experiences, and get ready for some excitement!  Register online today at www.lutherhaven.org or find out more information by calling 260-636-7101.

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.

We have recently received the following note from Mrs. Jeanette Groth, one of our missionaries to Cambodia:  We are so thankful for your support in prayers and dollars toward God’s mission in Cambodia.  Right now we are busy with leadership training for church workers here.  Chuck led a Bible study for them on Friday.  It was the first time that any of them heard or learned about the season of Lent.  Sunday they will be preaching on the same texts that Christians all over the world share.  I, Jeanette, returned from an education workshop for a teachers’ college in Vietnam.  Through partnerships and relationships there we are tilling the soil for the Gospel message.  Thanks for being a part of all this through your support.  Peace—Your missionaries, Chuck & Jeanette Groth

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 217 with 150 receiving Holy Communion; Sunday School – 51; Bible Class -18; Monday Night Bible Class – 4; Busy Women’s Bible Class – 7; Early-bird Bible Class - 15



Last Week’s Contributions

Home Purpose




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.

SCRIP is looking for an assistant to help with the inventory orders every other week and every third week throughout the summer months.  The job consists of counting money, calling in the orders, and printing checks.  The ordering process takes approximately 2 hours.  If you are interested in this volunteer position, please contact Jane Kleine (639-7244) or Sara Butler (724-7025).

Wyneken’s final Mini 4-H meeting is on April 14 from 2:45 p.m. to 4 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 is today at the Decatur 224 Lanes. 

The last PTL meeting of the year is set 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.

If your child rides an East Allen Bus, please note that on Thursday, April 17, East Allen has a two-hour late start.  You will need to find transportation to school that day.

This 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, Longaberger 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 the LWML Spring Praise Service at Friedheim this 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).


Games continue this week with the varsity squad playing two games.  On Wednesday, April 16, they will face Suburban Bethlehem at Suburban Bethlehem at 4:15 p.m. and on Friday, April 18, St. Paul will be their opponent at 5:30 p.m. at the Seminary.  The JV team will also play St. Paul on Friday, April 18, at the Seminary with a 4:15 p.m. start. 



9:00 a.m.

Worship Service

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

Quarterly Voters’ Meeting

    Blood Pressure Clinic
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 8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  7:00 p.m. Choir
THURSDAY 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class @ Adele Blomenberg’s
  2 p.m. – 7 p.m. Blood Drive at Wyneken
  7:30 p.m. Stewardship Meeting @ Blomenberg’s
FRIDAY 5:00 p.m. Lutherfest at the Ft. Wayne Seminary
SATURDAY 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
    Donations for BBE Garage Sale


April 20

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

  10:15 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Class
April 21 7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

  7:00 p.m. Busy Woman’s Bible Class
April 22 6:00 a.m. Early-bird Bible Class
  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
April 23 8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  7:00 p.m. Choir
April 24 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class
    May newsletter articles needed in church office
April 26 8:45 a.m. Confirmation Practice & Pictures