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
Parish Nurse’s E-Mail – wlwlichtle@hotmail.com

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

Welcome!  We are so glad you have chosen to worship with us this morning.  If you are visiting, please sign your name to one of the guest registries that can be found in either entranceway of the church.  Please come and worship with us again soon.

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Lent 4
March 22, 2009

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Order of Service LSB Page 219
The Hymns LSB #571; TLH #345 (insert); LSB #941; #918
Readings Lent is a Time of Believing

Numbers 21:4-9

Healing comes by looking in faith
Ephesians 2:4-10   Sinners are saved by grace through faith
John 3:14-21  Eternal life comes by faith in Christ
The Sermon “See How God loves you” – John 3:14-16

The Acolyte

Alan Bergdall


+  Soli Deo Gloria  +

In place of the Te Deum, we will be singing hymn #941, “We Praise You and Acknowledge You, O God.”

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Bonnie Werling, Jacob Baumann, Lydia Kalthoff (her 101st!), Kent Kiefer, Brian Moeller, Emilie Black, Leonard Bultemeier, Stanley Fuhrmann, and Matt Gorman.  We remember our Sunday School helpers, Jenna Timm, Allison Hormann, and Ethan Lichtle, our Wyneken 4th grade teacher, Jean Timm, as well as Sandy Blomenberg who teaches at St. Peter-Immanuel Lutheran School.    May our loving Savior direct, bless, and guide their lives.

We rejoice with Chad & Jill (Fuleki) Baumann on the birth of their daughter, Ashlyn Nicole, on Monday, March 9, at Dupont in Ft. Wayne.  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 Lynn Fuhrmann, Jim Riemke, Dick Hileman, Donna Hileman, Connie Darnell (Carol Hitzfield’s sister), and Karen Johnson (Leslie Lawson’s mother).

We remember those who are serving our country—Jason Putteet who is in South Korea, Randy McAllister (Fern Riemke’s son and brother of Kim, Terry, and Julie) who is serving in Germany, Brian Moeller, Cam Koldyke (Audra’s husband), our reservists, Mike Brandt, Cody Kiess (grandson of Gene & Irene Kiess), and Josh Colwell (Tiffany’s husband), as well as Lydia Reynolds (niece of Dick & Donna Hileman), Nicolas Timm (Lowell & Jean’s son), James Johnson (Jean Timm’s nephew), and Chad Hall (Doris Conrad’s son-in-law).  May the Lord protect and guide them in their missions.

Board of Stewardship’s Food for Thought – Jesus spent the hours before His arrest in prayer to His Father, asking that, if it were possible, the cup might be removed from Him, but He left it all in His Father’s hands.  “Yet not My will, but Yours be done,” He prayed (Luke 22:42).  From then on, His concerns centered on others – for his mother’s care, for the believing thief on the cross, and even for His enemies.  By His life, death, and resurrection, we are empowered also to pray not just for ourselves and our loved ones, but for those around us, and, yes, even our enemies.

You are invited to return this Wednesday, March 25, for our fifth midweek Lenten worship service.  The service begins at 7 p.m.  Rev. Martin Moehring from St. Peter, Fuelling, will be our guest preacher.  His sermon, “The Godly Know They Need Forgiveness,” is based on Psalm 32.   

Included in this morning’s bulletin is our weekly study guide, “Time in the Word.”   Next week’s theme is “Lent is a Time of Sacrifice.”

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.   They are also now broadcasting via the DIRECTV Channel 377 on Sundays at 11:30 a.m. Eastern time. 

If you are unable to come to church, make sure you listen to our live service on WZBD (92.7 FM).  Our service is broadcast from 9:05 a.m. to 9:50 a.m.  You can also listen to the broadcast over the Internet.  Just log on to our website (www.zionfriedheim.org) and click on “Listen to Zion’s worship service on WZBD radio from 9:05 - 9:50 a.m. on Sunday mornings.”  Today’s broadcast is in loving memory of Eldora Scheumann.

You can listen to Issues, Etc., on demand.  Issues, Etc. is produced by Lutheran Public Radio and hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken.  Listen to what you want when you want at www.issuesetc.org.

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.   

Jan Buuck (639-3380) is March’s “Meals of Grace” coordinator.  Please contact Jan if you know of someone who could benefit from this ministry of our church.  Our supply in the freezer is getting low.  If you would like to donate any items—casseroles, soups, desserts, applesauce, anything that freezes well—in either family-size or servings for one or two, it would be very much appreciated.  Just label your donation (short description and date placed in freezer).  Thanks for your help!

There are still a few copies of our 2009 devotional booklet, Let Us Enter the Journey of Lent, left.  You may pick up a copy in either entranceway of the church.  Please take a copy home with you. 

Do you still need a Friedheim calendar?  The new sale price is $10 and you can pick one up following today’s worship service from any LYF member.  If you would like to send one to a family member or a friend, there are mailers available at a cost of $1 per mailer. 

There are sign-up sheets in the south entranceway for the 2009 sponsorship of our weekly radio broadcast as well as placing flowers on the altar.  Don’t forget to sign your name on this sheet so that others can see which weeks are open.  Thank you

Parents of the 2009 Confirmation Class:  Please remember that your order (including payment) for flowers for confirmation is due to Hollie Hormann by Sunday, April 5.  Thanks!

The Trustees have set the day for grounds cleanup.  It will be this Saturday, March 28, beginning at 8:00 a.m.   In case of inclement weather, Saturday, April 11, will be the rain date. We will pick up sticks and pinecones, etc. Please bring rakes, a good pair of gloves, buckets, and wheelbarrows.      With  many  hands  (men,  women,  and children), this task won’t take long.    In fact, high school students might want to use this as one of their community service projects to be placed on their scholarship applications.  Thanks in advance!

On January 11, Grinsfelder gave a presentation showing a possible way to create a gathering area and place bathrooms on the main floor of the church.   Planning Committee and Council members will be available after services to help explain the concept and answer questions.  There are drawings in church (near the pulpit) for you to look over.  You can also go to the church’s website, www.zionfriedheim.org, and click on “Church Expansion Proposal Information.”  An artist’s rendition of the proposed expansion from both the northwest and southwest view are available for you.  By clicking on the pictures, an enlarged view can be previewed.  From this site you can go to 1st floor plan of proposed site, as well as proposals of the basement plan, north elevation, south elevation, and west elevation.  A site plan for the proposed expansion is also included.  You might especially want to check out the Expansion Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) to see if one of your questions is answered there.  The Council wishes to allow members who cannot attend the Special Voters’ Meeting (date yet to be determined) to contact any of the following three people and express their opinion prior to that meeting:  Chairman of the Congregation – Mike Conrad (547-4717), Chairman of the Elders – John Nidlinger (724-9920), and Planning Committee Representative – Mike Werling (639-6132). 

If you are missing any dishes, please take a moment to look in these three locations—Parish Hall kitchen, church basement (furnace room), church basement (main room).  There is quite a collection growing and it would be wonderful for all these items to find their way back home!

The LYF reminds the congregation that there will not be a midweek Lenten supper this Wednesday, March 25.  Many of our youth will not be available as it is North Adams Spring Break this week.  They do hope you will come to our last mid-week Lenten supper on Wednesday, April 1 (no foolin’!).  It’s time to enjoy some delicious soup, salad, dessert, and drink!  Each youth group member is asked to bring some type of dessert (pie, cake, cookies, jell-o, applesauce, pudding, etc.).  Serving begins at 6 p.m.  Youth are asked to be at the Parish Hall by 5 p.m. (or as close to that time as your schedules allow).  A freewill donation will be accepted.  Come out and enjoy good food and Christian fellowship!

Extra Easter flower order forms can be found in either entranceway of the church.  There are boxes in either entranceway of the church for you to place your orders (including your payment).  Please remember that your orders are due by March 31 if you are ordering flowers through the committee.

Pastor Dahling will be conducting the worship service at Woodcrest on Maundy Thursday, April 9.  If you can help with getting the residents to this worship service on that day, it would be very much appreciated.  You would need to be at Woodcrest by 1 p.m.  Please let Pastor Dahling know if you can help.  Thanks in advance!

Soon it will be time to order the LWML Quarterlies.  If you would like to help defray the cost ($5.50 per year), it would be much appreciated.  You may give your money to Cindy Wass, our LWML treasurer, place it in the collection plate (clearly marked LWML), or bring it to the next LWML meeting on Tuesday, April 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the church basement.  Don’t forget to bring your mites to the meeting!

When going through your closets, remember Immanuel House.  Your clean, gently used items can be placed in the box in the Parish Hall near the east door.  Joe Gorman will deliver them to Immanuel House.  Thank you for supporting this ministry.

Our Sunday School classes continue to collect items for families in Adams County.  A list can be found in either entranceway of the church.  There is a need for clothes—lightweight new spring jackets, new hooded sweatshirts, new socks, and new underwear—that would fit children in grades kindergarten through fifth grade.  The greatest need is for sizes 5-10, both girls and boys.  You may place your donations in the boxes marked “Kids Helping Kids.”  Thanks!

Watermelon, sunscreen, moonwalk, music, food, fellowship…what do these all have in common?  Our church picnic, of course!  The picnic has been scheduled for Saturday, June 20, so make sure to mark the date on your calendar.  What else can you do?  You could volunteer to help.  Individuals are needed to help set up, take down, organize the food, plan the games, and take care of the drinks.  If you are interested in helping make this wonderful afternoon/evening a reality, please contact a member of the Board of Stewardship—Shirley Drier, Cindy Des Jean, or Lisa Bultemeier.  Thank you!

Bring your friends from school!  Come meet new friends!  Camp Lutherhaven is the place for children, youth, and families to gather this summer for fun and adventure!  Choose from a wide variety of unique camping experiences, and get ready for some excitement!  Got a question, give Camp a call or drop them an email at camp@lutherhaven.org.  Find out more information about the summer programs and about the 60th anniversary by calling 260-636-7101 or visit the Camp’s website at www.lutherhaven.org.  There is also some information in either entranceway of the church.

Camp Lutherhaven is looking for participants in their “Nurse of the Week Program.”  This is a volunteer opportunity to serve as an on-site resource to the First Aid Coordinator for one week (or more if you wish).  Some of the benefits include half-off the registration costs of a camp program for your children, free meals and housing for your family (in one of the air-conditioned Lodge private rooms), time to use the Camp’s facilities, and the chance to make a difference.  A brochure with this information is available in the south entranceway of the church.  You may also wish to contact Camp Lutherhaven at 260-636-7101 or email them at camp@lutherhaven.org.  A copy of your medical license must be included with the registration form.

Camp Lutherhaven also has events for high school students.  There is an information sheet about some great experiences this summer that you may wish to become involved.  There are extra copies in the south entranceway of the church.

"Crown Him With Many Crowns", a musical offering featuring the Konzertchor and Symphonic Band of Sheboygan Lutheran High School, will be presented at Zion Lutheran Church, 1010 W. Monroe Street in Decatur, this evening at 7 p.m.  A variety of contemporary, popular, and sacred music will be performed by each of the ensembles.  Admission is free, but a free-will offering will be taken during the concert.  Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.  Please feel free to invite your family and friends and join them for this wonderful night of music. 

On Thursday, March 26, at 7 p.m. the Lutheran High School – North, Houston, Texas Concert Choir will be at St. John Lutheran Church (Flatrock), 12912 Franke Road, Monroeville.  The first half of the evening will feature a concert with a variety of music styles.  The second half of the evening the choir will lead in Evening Prayer.  Please join us.

Poe’s Pancake & Sausage is today with serving until 1 p.m. at the Poe Fire Station.  The cost is $6 for adults, $2.50 for children (6-12), and free for those children under the age of 6.  All proceeds will go towards a new Jaws of Life.  Thrivent Financial for Lutherans is a co-sponsor of this event and will be providing matching funds.

To Our Friedheim Family, Thanks for the many well wishes and visits that we receive everyday.  Also for the wonderful birthday party that was given in my honor.  I really had a good time that day.  I especially enjoyed the youth singing.  God bless you.  – Dick & Donna Hileman

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 271 with 194 receiving Holy Communion; Sunday School – 45; Bible Class – 7; Monday Evening Bible Class – 5; Busy Women’s Bible Class - 6; Early-bird Bible Class – 20; Midweek Lenten Worship Service – 93



Last Week’s Contributions

Home Purpose


Missions - 3/11


Missions - 3/15


Door Collection – Worship for Shut Ins/International Missions - $110.00.

Wyneken News

Our Wyneken School is seeking bids for lawn care for the 2009 season. Those wishing to bid are requested to submit the bid to the Wyneken school office no later than Tuesday, March 31.  (Please remember that Wyneken’s spring break is that week and the last day of school prior to break is March 27.)  The bid shall include two (2) costs as follows: Bid A) Mowing & trimming of property as required, one (1) application of weed killer, one (1) application of fertilizer to the soccer field, and fall leaf disposal.  Bid B) Trimming of shrubs/bushes and one (1) replacement of existing mulch. Please contact a school board member (Friedheim’s members are Mitch Baumann, Randy Hockemeyer, and Scott Hormann) or the school office at 260-639-6177 with any questions. 

Would you be willing to place a Wyneken Enrollment Yard Sign in your yard?  Signs are available in the school office.  Please contact them if you would like to help advertise our school.

Spring break and Easter are just around the corner.  Think of SCRIP when making your plans.  Gift cards to many of the hotels are available but need to be ordered in advance.   SCRIP will be available daily in the school as well as after school.  You can see Kim Weiland about purchasing SCRIP this morning.  You can also e-mail her at kimw@jwgroupinc.com to place your SCRIP order.

SCRIP continues their search for an assistant coordinator. This position involves helping with the SCRIP orders a few hours every other week, as well as some computer and manual bookkeeping duties.  If anyone is interested or would like to know more about the SCRIP program, call Jane Kleine (639-7244) or Sarah Butler (724-7025).  The funds this program raises is a great asset; please prayerfully considering helping.

The third quarter ended on Friday, March 20.  Reports will go home with the students on Wednesday, March 25. 

The April Market Day brochure has delicious desserts and other food items to help with your Easter brunch or dinner planning with great pricing on selected breakfast, snack, and main dishes.  The order form needs to be returned by Friday, March 27 (Wyneken’s last day before spring break).  Internet orders are due by 11 p.m. (Central Standard Time) on Thursday, April 2.  Delivery will take place on Tuesday, April 7, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  Please note that some dates changed because of Wyneken’s spring break.  Any questions?  Contact Sharon Franke at 623-3992.

Could you help look at school equipment at South Adams on Monday, March 23, at 8:30 a.m.?  With the South Adams elementary and middle school moving into a new building this summer, they have some school equipment that they will not be taking with them.  If you could help look at these items, it would be appreciated.  Please contact Scott Marbach (724-3559) for more details.

Wyneken’s Spring Break is next week—East Allen’s Spring Break.  North Adams spring break is this week.  Parents, if you have children that ride on the North Adams buses, please make arrangements for your child to get to and from school this week.

Enrollment forms for the 2009-2010 school year are being prepared and will be mailed to Wyneken families this week.  If you know of a family who is interested in sending their child to Wyneken, please have them contact the school office to be placed on our mailing list as soon as possible.  If you have had a recent change of address, please contact the office so records can be updated.

Wyneken will once again host a Red Cross Blood Drive.  It is scheduled for Thursday, April 16, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Students were given two pledge cards to take home.  These pledge cards need to be completed and returned by Monday, March 23.

The Wyneken Mini 4-H club held its first meeting last Monday.  Your child can still join in the fun of Mini 4-H.  Parent helpers are still needed.  If you have questions or would like to help, please contact Sharon Franke (623-3992) or Cindy Gallmeyer (724-4047).  Meetings will start again after spring break.

The final PTL meeting of the year will be held on Monday, April 13, at 7 p.m.  On the agenda, election of officers and finalizing the budget.  Free childcare is provided by our 8th graders. 


Girls’ soccer practice (both JV and varsity) will be held after school (3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.) every day this week except Wednesday. 

Congratulations to the following Friedheim members who placed at last week’s Concordia Open—Ryan Freimuth – first place; Kyle Freimuth & Jacob Bergman – second place; Lucas Strickler, Aaron Bergman, and Freddie Geels – fourth place; and Ryan Hockemeyer – sixth place.  Congratulations to all!

Heritage High School is sponsoring volleyball clinics for students in grades 5-8.  There are three sessions left (one in April, May, and June).  A registration brochure is in the school office with more information and sign up details.


TODAY 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service

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

April Newsletter items needed in church office

7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
7:00 p.m. Busy Women's Bible Study
TUESDAY 6:00 a.m.  Early-bird Bible Class
9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
WEDNESDAY 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Immanuel House Open
7:00 p.m. Mid-week Lenten Worship
8:00 p.m. Choir


9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class


9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Immanuel House open


March 29 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

10:15 a.m. Sunday School and Bible Class
March 30 7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
7:00 p.m. Busy Women's Bible Study
March 31 6:00 a.m.  Early-bird Bible Class
9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
April 1 All Day Tabea Society
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Immanuel House Open
6:00 p.m. LYF Supper
7:00 p.m. Mid-week Lenten Worship
8:00 p.m. Choir

April 2

9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class @ Marlene Conrad's

April 3

9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Immanuel House open

Schnorr von Carolsfeld, woodcuts © WELS Permission to use these copyrighted items is limited to personal and congregational use.

Your Money or Your Life?

        In the tenth chapter of Mark, Jesus was asked by a rich young man, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” (Mark 10:17).  The answer he received from Jesus wasn’t what he had expected.  Everybody else always commended him and praised him.  He’d expected the same from this Teacher.  The dialog began all right.  Jesus had told him to obey the law.  A walk in the park!  “All these things I have kept since I was a boy” (verse 20), he declared, trying to sound humble.  Now should come the pat on the back and the words of congratulations.  Instead, Jesus told him to sell everything he had and give it to the poor, so he could have treasures in heaven.

        What a blow!  Give away all his wealth?  Heaven was so far away.  He was just a young man.  Maybe when he retired, the latest clothes and finest restaurants wouldn’t have the attraction for him that they did now.  No, he couldn’t give up the good life, not yet anyway.  And “he went away sad” (verse 22).

      Jesus warned us about the lure of earthly things.  In the Parable of the Sower, He talked about the good seed that was choked out by the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth, and the desires for other things” (Mark 4:19).  Does Satan ever stop sending these temptations into our lives? Will we ever outgrow our selfish desires?  Not likely, but “thanks be to God!  He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Corinthians 15:57). 


Lutheran High North Choirs

Houston, TX

Concert and Evening Prayer

Featuring works by:

Schütz, Bach, Morley, Hampton, Coleman, Baum, Bridges, Paterson & Thompson

Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 7:00 PM

St. John’s Lutheran Church
12912 Franke Road
Monroeville, Indiana 46773