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!  We are pleased you have joined us today.  May the Spirit of life and fire who enthused the apostles on Pentecost long ago, give joy and strength to your heart as you seek to serve Him.  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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Pentecost - Spring Choir Service
May 11
, 2008

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Order of Service

LSB Page 184

Pre-Service Music

“Just As I Am, Lord”

The Ringing of the Church Bell
The Choral Prelude

“I Will Give Thanks to the Lord”

The Opening Hymn

LSB #593

“See This Wonder in the Making”

 

 

The Choir

“Sing Out Your Song”

The Theme of the Day

The Advent of the Spirit

Numbers 11:24-30

Promise of the Spirit

 

 

The Choir

“Without His Cross"

 

 

The Readings Continue

 

Acts 2:1-21

Explanation of the promise

John 7:37-39

Fulfillment of the promise

 

 

The Sermon Hymn

LSB #497

“Come, Holy Ghost, God and Lord”

 

 

The Sermon

“Go Into All the World” – Acts 2:1-21

 

 

The Offerings are Gathered

 

 

 

The Choir

“Take My Life and Let It Be”

 

 

The Prayers of the People of God at Zion, Friedheim

 

 

The Lord’s Prayer

 

 

 

The Closing Hymn

LSB #496

“Holy Spirit, Light Divine”

 

 

The Benediction

 

 

 

The Choral Postlude

“Forever/A Mighty Fortress”

 

 

The Acolyte

Alan Bergdall

 

+  Soli Deo Gloria  +

We thank Sandy Blomenberg and the Friedheim choir for their gift of song this morning.  All year they have enhanced our worship service with song.  We appreciate their giving of their time and talents to sing praises to our Lord and Savior.  The Lord’s blessings be upon on each and every one of them.

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Jon Buuck, Chris Gorman, James Gorman, Ashley Manley, Floyd Thieme, Anna Crosby, Bailey Kaehr, Marv Drier, Stan Stoppenhagen, Tim Evans, Loren Gallmeyer, Al Hormann, Walther Nuerge, and Phil Franke.  We also remember those in the teaching ministry—Cindy Des Jean who teaches at Bellmont, Karly Everett, our 1st & 2nd grade Sunday School teacher, and Janine Albert, our Wyneken pre-kindergarten teacher.  May our loving Savior direct, bless, and guide their lives.

The flowers on the altar are to the glory of God and in honor of the 65th wedding anniversary of Richard & Margaret Buuck last Thursday.  With much love and admiration, their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren have placed the flowers in church this morning.  May our Loving Father continue to be with them, strengthening and blessing them each day.

We welcome Emilie Raene Black, daughter of Riley and Ramona (Bultemeier) Black, into our congregation through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism.  Paul & RaeAnne Kern are her godparents.  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 Walter Nuerge, Roz Schamerloh, Kelly Baumann (Trevor’s wife), Joanne Franz (Jill Baumann’s sister), and Troy Sinar (Dick & Donna Hileman’s nephew).

We remember those who are serving our country—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, Brian Moeller, 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), 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.

Happy Mother’s Day!  Whether you are a grandmother, mother, or someone’s “other mother,” today is your special day.  May the Lord bless each of you!  We thank the Sunday School students for today’s gift of carnations for all the ladies of the congregation. 

Pastor Dahling will be attending the Pastors’ Conference this Monday and Tuesday.  If you are in need of pastoral care during that time, please contact Mrs. Dahling.  She will be able to reach him.

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.  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.  This morning’s message by Rev. Dr. Ken Claus is “Not About Mothers” from Acts 2:21.  A mother’s sacrificial love and work is another way of understanding all that God has done for us in Jesus Christ.

Included in this morning’s bulletin is our weekly study guide, “Time in the Word.”   Next week’s theme is “The Trinity in Your Life.”

The Sunday School recognition and picnic will be held next Sunday, May 18.

Because of the Pastors’ Conference this week (Monday and Tuesday), neither the Monday Night Bible Class nor the Early-bird Bible Class will meet.  Classes will resume on the 19th and 20th, respectively.

Board of Stewardship’s Food for Thought – As God’s stewards, we are called to serve.  As Christians saved by grace, we recognize our need to live a life of servanthood.  “ . . . whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave—just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many” (Matthew 20:26-28).  Just as Jesus came to serve, we have the same privilege to serve others through our time, talents, and treasures.  Through out service, we become more like Jesus.

Our Parish Nurse, Wava Lichtle, and her assistants will be checking blood pressures this morning, either before or after the worship service.

Shirley Hormann is the “Meals of Grace” coordinator for May.  If you know of someone who could benefit from this ministry of our church, please contact Shirley at 724-3101. 

Parents of the 2008 Confirmands:  Please return the picture proofs and your orders as soon as possible to Pastor Dahling.  No orders can be taken to the photographer until all proofs are returned.  Thanks!

Altar Guild Members:  The May meeting was inadvertently left off the calendar.  We will be meeting this Tuesday, May 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the church basement.  We have a few items that need to be discussed so please try to attend this meeting.

The Morning Glories are on their “summer break,” although plans are being made for a day to work on blankets for World Relief sometime this summer.  Watch the bulletin and newsletter for up-to-date information on this activity.  There are plenty of quilting projects (baby blankets and wall hangings) to be done.  If you would be willing to help with these, please contact Marlene Conrad or Shirley Buuck.  All supplies will be furnished.

Ladies, do you plan on going to the LWML convention in June?  If so, to avoid a late fee, your registration must be postmarked by May 20.  There are registration forms in the Spring LWML Quarterly.  The cost is $75 for the three-day convention (June 20-22) but doesn’t include meals or hotel rooms.  Remember, the convention is being held at Ft. Wayne this year.  It’s an ideal time to attend, especially if you have never attended a convention before.  Our missionaries, Chuck & Jeanette Groth, will be speaking at the convention.

Pastor Dahling will be preaching at Woodcrest on Thursday, May 29.  If you can help the residents attend chapel that day, please contact Pastor Dahling.  You should be at Woodcrest by 12:45 p.m. 

The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life will be held at Bellmont Middle School on Friday and Saturday, June 13 and 14.  Food donations and workers are needed for the meal on the 13th.  If you can donate any of the following—three large crock pots of sloppy joes (8 lbs. of hamburger in each crock)  or desserts or can work that day, please contact Betty Sielschott (724-3946).  Thanks!

Take a moment to look over the insert in today’s bulletin from the Lutheran Association of Missionaries and Pilots U.S. (LAMP).  Their focus is to reach the Native American people.  As their material reads:  “These mission fields are typically hard to reach—both physically and spiritually.  And today less than 5% of Native American people know Jesus Christ as their personal Savior.”  Read over the literature and prayerfully consider supporting this missionary arm of our church with both your prayers and monetary contribution.

When making your summer plans, keep the weekend of July 19-20 open.  On Saturday, July 19, the church picnic will be held in the afternoon, with good food, fellowship, and entertainment (Bill Werling’s band will be playing that evening).  On Sunday, July 20, there will be a special church service and meal to commemorate Pastor Dahling’s 25 years in the ministry.  (Watch the newsletter for the most up-to-date information.)  Please mark your calendars now and plan on attending both of these events.

Another rebuilding trip to Biloxi, Mississippi is in the works for the month of June.  Workdays are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day with one hour out for lunch.  Traveling to Biloxi will take place on a weekend with arrival on Sunday afternoon at Camp Biloxi (located behind Good Shepherd Lutheran Church) sometime prior to dinnertime (6 p.m.).  The Indiana District is sponsoring four homes and the group will be working with Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia.  If you are interested in going or would like more information, please contact Paul Des Jean (547-4333) as soon as possible.

Concordia Lutheran High School has an opening for a fulltime science teacher.  Candidates must be licensed in both biology and chemistry.  Interested candidates should submit a resume to Principal John Marks by e-mail at john@clhscadets.com or by fax at 260-471-0180.

Spring has sprung, and you’re invited to experience the uniqueness of Camp Lutherhaven this summer!  The summer theme is “Get Out and Stay Out” based on Matthew 14:28-29.  Camp Lutherhaven is registering campers of all ages for all sorts of exciting camping experiences lasting from one through six days.  Register online at www.lutherhaven.org or find out more information by calling 260-636-7101.  (There are brochures in the south entranceway.)

The Men’s FastPitch Softball League is sponsoring a golf outing this 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.

The youth of Emmanuel Lutheran Church (Soest), 9909 Wayne Trace, are sponsoring a drive-thru Mother’s Day Chicken Dinner, featuring High’s BBQ chicken today from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The price is $7 for one-half chicken, baked potato, applesauce, roll, and cookie or $5 for just chicken only.  Proceeds will go to the youth attending this summer’s mission trip in Atlanta.

Martini Lutheran Church, 3333 E Moeller Road in New Haven is sponsoring a carry-out only Bar-B-Que from 9:30 a.m. until noon today.  The cost for one-half chicken is $6; a one-half chicken dinner costs $7. 

The Orphan Grain Train will be in the parking lot at Zion Lutheran Church, 1010 W Monroe Street in Decatur this Friday, May 16, from noon until 8 p.m. and on Saturday, May 17, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Items collected will be heading to India and Thailand.  A special goal is to ship 50 good, serviceable bicycles for Thailand.  Other items being collected are clean, gently used clothing, shoes, blankets, bedding, small rugs, kitchenware, small hand and garden tools, and small electrical appliances (boxed).  Any monetary donation to help with shipping costs is also appreciated.  Items are distributed around the country as well as oversees wherever people are in need, whether due to a natural disaster or just extreme need. 

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 282 with 149 receiving Holy Communion; Monday Night Bible Class - 5; Early-bird Bible Class - 14 

OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Fund

Last Week’s Contributions

Home Purpose

$5,278.94

Missions - 5/01
Missions - 5/04

$49.50
$410.00

The Door Collection for the Gideons was $43.00.

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).

Chapel offerings for 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.

We remember in our prayers our kindergarteners who will be having a Field Day at Zollinger Stadium, our 4th graders who travel to Conner Prairie, and our 7th graders who head to Henry Ford Museum, with all activities taking place on Friday, May 16.  May the Lord be with them as they travel.

Any parents who would like childcare over the summer months are asked to call the Child Care office (639-6064) as soon as possible.  Also, there are still some outstanding bills and another billing is on the way.  Please make your payments as soon as possible.  If you have any questions, you can contact the Child Care office.

Show your school pride by displaying a Wyneken window decal.  The cost is $7.50 and can be purchased in the school office or by contacting Linda Kleine (639-3749).  Proceeds will benefit the Class of 2009’s trip to DC next spring

Due to all the cancellations due to weather, the last day of school will now be Wednesday, June 4.  School will dismiss at 11 a.m., with the awards ceremony at 8:30 a.m. and closing chapel at 10 a.m.  No lunch will be served.  Students who ride North Adams busses will need transportation both to and from school that day.  Students who ride East Allen busses will need transportation home.  All fees (lunch, childcare, tuition, athletics, library, etc.) need to be up-to-date or your child will not receive their report card.

Eighth grade graduation will be held at Zion, Friedheim, on Tuesday, June 3, at 7 p.m.  This will be a communion service.

Don’t forget to pick up your Nelson’s port-a-pit chicken after the worship service this morningAnything not picked up by 11:15 a.m. will be taken back to the Bingen site (the Old Meyer’s gas station), where serving continues until 12:30 p.m.  If you forgot to purchase pre-sale tickets, there may be a few extra halves available this morning.  As a second fundraiser, the class is selling plants and flowers.  Flower certificates from Schmuckers Nursery (Doty Road/SR37), McNamara’s at Sandpoint, and The Grainery are available.  Orders are also be taking for plants from Heller Nursery.  Delivery dates are Saturday, May 17, (orders due by May 14) and Saturday, May 24, (orders by May 21).  The Class of 2009 is sponsoring this fundraiser.  Again see a 7th grader to make a purchase.  Friedheim’s 7th graders include Jacob Bergman, Kyle Freimuth, Brett Hormann, Shelby Kiess, Katie Linnemeier, and Madison Stoppenhagen.  Profits from these fundraisers will go towards paying for their trip to DC next spring.

The last day to check out library books is Friday, May 16, with all books to be returned by Friday, May 23.  Inventory of books will take place the week of the 27th.  If you can help with the inventory, please contact Mrs. Rabel at 724-4949 or wynlibrarian@yahoo.com

The Child Care is in a transition phase with the child-to-staff ratio and applications will be taken soon for additional staff.  If you are interested, you can call the Child Care office (639-6064) or Tami Schultz (547-4540).  Remember, volunteers are always welcome!

The last day to take AR tests is Friday, May 23.  The Dairy Queen trip will take place on Wednesday, May 28, while the Pizza Hut trip will be on Thursday, May 29.

Fun Day is scheduled for Monday, June 2.  Activities begin after morning prayer (8:30 a.m.) and continue throughout the day.  Remember, adult help, including high-school age helpers, are always needed that day!!  Please contact your child’s teacher if you can help.  Thanks! 

All registration fees, hot lunch fees, extended care fees, and overdue library book fees are to be paid in full by Tuesday, June 2.  Report cards will be held from families who have any outstanding fees.  If you have questions concerning these accounts please contact the following:  School office (639-6177), registration fees; Kim Tinsley (622-7841), Hot Lunch; and Tami Schultz (639-6064), Extended Child Care.  Thank you.

The Music Department is in need of teachers.  Mrs. Leanne Busick has decided not to return.  We are, therefore, looking for a music teacher to teach general music to grades K-8.  This is a part-time position of about 9-10 hours per week.  In addition, Mrs. Lisa Solum, our band teacher, will not be returning next year, as her husband will be on vicarage in California.  This part-time position is about four hours per week and has been a before-school program.  If you know of anyone who might be interested in either of these positions, please contact Lowell Timm (639-6177).  We wish to thank Mrs. Busick and Mrs. Solum for their dedicated service to our school.  They have both been an asset to Wyneken and will be missed.

Matt’s Rack is a clothing bank that is starting for the Lutheran School system and will be located in the Ft. Wayne area.  It will serve children from pre-K through high school and hopes to be open by the fall.  They are looking for donations to fill the “bank.”  They are looking for new or gently used items that are clean and appropriate for school.  They are in need of winter coats, spring jackets, sweatshirts, winter hats, gloves, mittens, boots, winter/spring/summer/fall clothing, and uniforms.  Bring your donations to Wyneken beginning on Monday, May 12, and continuing through Friday, May 23. 

As you remember, the Ft. Wayne Rescue Mission received chapel funds earlier this year.  The Mission sent a thank you note for the help the funds provided in feeding and clothing the hungry and homeless in the Ft. Wayne area.

Sports

The JV and varsity squads face Holy Cross on Monday, May 12, at Kreager 7 with the JV playing at 4:15 p.m. and the varsity game to follow at 5:30 p.m.  The JV’s final game of the season is Wednesday, May 14, at Wyneken against Flatrock at 4:15 p.m. A varsity soccer tourney will be held at Wyneken on Saturday, May 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. No other information as to game times or teams, were available as the bulletin went to print.  Ask a player for the most up-to-date information.  Come out and cheer on our young athletes!

The Athletic Banquet for the 7th & 8th graders and their parents will be held next Sunday, May 18, at 5 p.m. in the old gym.  Each family is asked to bring a main dish and a side dish to share, as well as their own table service.

The first round of LSAA soccer tournament will be held at Kreager 2 & 3 on Tuesday, May 20, with games at either 4:15 p.m. or 5:30 p.m.  The draw takes place this Thursday night.  Good luck, girls, in the tourney.

Basketball open gym will be held every Sunday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  This is open to students fourth grade and up.

Sport camp information is starting to appear in the school office.  Come in and see what is being offered in the area for your child.

THIS WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

TODAY

9:00 a.m.

Spring Choir Worship Service

  10:00 a.m.

Blood Pressure Clinic

  10:00 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Class 
MONDAY 7:00 p.m. Busy Woman’s Bible Class (Parish Hall)
MONDAY-TUESDAY   Pastors’ Conference
TUESDAY 9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
WEDNESDAY   Chapel @ Wyneken

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

May 18

9:00 a.m. Worship Service (Baptism of Carsten Hudson)
   

Sunday School Recognition

  10:00 a.m. Sunday School picnic & Bible Class
May 19 7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

    Busy Woman’s Bible Class
May 20 6:00 a.m. Early-bird Bible Class
May 21 All Day Tabea Society Extra Quilting
May 22 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class @ Dorothy Heckman’s
May 23   June newsletter articles due in church office
May 24   Blomenberg/Dougal Wedding @ Autumn Ridge

Being a Disciple

Jesus’ last command before His ascension was, “Therefore go and make disciples . . .” (Matthew 28:19).  What is a disciple?  A disciple is a follower of Christ.  Jesus has called us through the working of the Holy Spirit in His Word and Sacraments to follow Him to be His disciples. 

In Mark 8:34, Jesus tells us what the conditions are for being a disciple.  “If anyone would come after Me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow Me.”   First He gives us a choice:  "If anyone would come after Me . . .”   We are free to reject this offer.  Many have and many still do.  Some, however, do not turn away.  The first term of discipleship is met, and Jesus lays down the second:  ". . . he must deny himself.”  The disciple who denies himself is unaware of himself and knows Christ only.  He keeps his eyes on Christ, without thinking of self, and "consider[s] it pure joy . . .” (James 1:2) to face the trials and testing of his faith. 

There's more.  Jesus says, ". . . and take up his cross . . .” Christ knew the road that lay ahead of Him, and He chose it willingly, joyfully enduring the cross.  It is possible for us as disciples to take up our crosses only if we are oblivious to ourselves.  If we are looking at ourselves, our crosses become unbearably heavy.  By teaching us first that we must deny ourselves, Jesus has prepared us to carry our crosses.  Looking to Jesus, we are unaware of the burdens of our crosses; we view our lives of discipleship as a joy.  Just as we did not choose to be disciples, we do not choose the crosses we will carry.  Each of us has a different share.  

This exhortation concludes with Jesus' command, ". . . and follow Me.”  All of us are called to die to ourselves and to our attachment to the things of the world. 

As disciples, we are called to become involved.  Our Lord was our example.  As He gave Himself on our behalf, we are expected to give of ourselves on behalf of others.  We may have to risk our health, wealth, status, even our lives in our involvement, but that is when we find the real life and joy in being a child of God and servant of the living and everlasting God.