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
April 12, 2009

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Choir

“Christ is Alive”  
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 “Easter Song”





The Scripture Readings




First Lesson

 Isaiah 25:6-9


Second Lesson

 1 Corinthians 15:19-28


Gospel Lesson

 Mark 16:1-8


The Sermon Hymn

“Lift High the Cross”

LSB #837


The Sermon  

“How do you know the resurrection is real?” – Mark 16:1-8




The Gathering of the Morning Offerings



The choir will sing “Tomb Stands Empty” 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


“This is the Feast of Victory for Our God”

LSB Page 155


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

LSB #480


“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

Madison Stoppenhagen


+  Soli Deo Gloria  +

Statement of Communion Practice

Luther found his deepest treasure in the forgiveness of sins and called it “the sun around which all other doctrines revolve like planets.”  Jesus promised forgiveness in the Lord’s Supper.  Deeply thankful for His gift to us here, we also express our deep desire to celebrate the sacrament according to His Will.  As this includes doctrinal oneness, we practice close communion and asks guests to speak with the pastor before the service.

We thank Marv Drier who played the baritone during “I Know that My Redeemer Lives.”

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Brittany Franke, Jack Reiff, Adalynn Rose Schaefer (her first), Meghann Manley, Deb Miller, Tom Buuck, Anna Lawson, Madison McCloskey, Brooks Myers, Joe Ruble, Lowell Timm, Duane Kiess, Emilee Scheumann, and George Geyer.  We remember our 7th and 8th grade Sunday School teachers, Wava Lichtle and Pam Everett, our Wyneken 1st grade teacher, Becky Klenke, as well as Judy Baumann who teaches at Monmouth Elementary.  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 Lynn Fuhrmann, Jim Riemke, Dick Hileman, Donna Hileman, Kolton Everett, and Connie Darnell (Carol Hitzfield’s sister).

We rejoice with Marlin & Alma Keidel who will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary this Friday, April 17.  May our Lord and Savior continue to be a constant presence in their home, remaining at the center of their lives.  We pray the Lord’s richest blessings upon them.

We also remember in our prayers Kevin Conrad and Sarah Curtis who will be married this Saturday, April 18.  May the Lord richly bless this couple as they begin their lives together.

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.

There is no adult Bible Class or Sunday School this morning.  Classes will resume on Sunday, April 19.

Board of Stewardship’s Food for Thought – Just three days earlier, Jesus’ disciples had anguished over their beaten, bloody, barely recognizable Lord, hanging from a cross.  They knew His lifeless body had been buried in a tomb sealed with a huge stone.  Yet now comes the news from the women:  “He’s alive!”  Are you willing to take the message the women brought the disciples to your world?  To your co-workers?  To your neighbors?  To ears ready to hear the best news ever?

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

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 Richard Miller.

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.  Today’s sermon is “The Same Old Good News.”   Some of the world’s most precious things are good and old.  This applies to God’s Word, too.   

It’s 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 LWML meeting this Tuesday, April 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the church basement.  Don’t forget to bring your mites to the meeting!

We wish to thank our Decorating Committee for the fantastic job they did in putting together the Easter Garden again this year.  We also would like to acknowledge the following for their contributions to today’s project.  You may take your flowers/plants home following the Easter festival service.

In Memory of




Vivian Pherson

Mitch & Angie Baumann

Janell Scott, Aldine Conrad, & Darla Conrad

Mark &  Carma Conrad & family

Joseph & Velma DeKoninck & Walter & Charlotte Conrad

Tom DeKoninck family

Eldora Scheumann & Doyle & Winona Gehres

Don & Shirley Gehres

Arthur & Alma Boenker

Allen Buuck family

Gerhard Werling (Grandpa)

Phil & Sharon Franke, Britt and Anna

Cliff & Margaret Kiefer

Sean & Betty Sielschott

Fern Ehlerding (No-No Grandma)

Kolton, Karly, Pam & Randy Everett

Richard Miller; Katie Heckman

Alma Miller

Candice Shannon & Edward Stoppenhagen

Kent & Monica Stoppenhagen

Helen Whitacre

Tim & Kris Blomenberg

Gerhard Werling

Dennis & Angie Werling family

Candice Shannon

Confirmation Class of 1997

Our parents

Al & Shirley Hormann

Helen Whitacre

The Geels family

Kenneth Gaunt

Dave & Teri Conrad family



In Honor of




Madilyn & Jacob Baumann

Mitch & Angie Baumann

Marlin & Alma Keidel’s 60th wedding anniversary

Murl & Deb Keidel

Richard & Margaret Buuck

Allen Buuck family

Jerry & Joan Sielschott

Sean & Betty Sielschott

Our children and grandchildren

Jerry & Joan Sielschott

Hollie Hormann

Kolton Everett

Adele Blomenberg

Tim & Kris Blomenberg

Our families

Leonard & Christine Bultemeier

Grandma & Grandpa Fuhrman

D J & Kate Kitson

Our children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren

Al & Shirley Hormann

Kim Weiland (639-3804) is April’s “Meals of Grace” coordinator.  Please contact Kim 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! 

Do you still need a Friedheim calendar?  The new sale price is $10.  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. 

On January 11, Grinsfelder Associates Architects, Inc. 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 is 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.  Grinsfelder have worked up drawings for a proposed Parish Hall.  There will be two informational meetings to present these drawings and to take questions.  The first meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 28, at 7 p.m.  A second informational meeting is scheduled for Sunday, May 31, following the worship service.  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). 

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

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!

You are invited to attend the LWML Praise Service at Flatrock on Saturday, April 25.  Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.; the service begins at 9 a.m.  The theme is “Look to the Hills” and the in-gathering will benefit the food bank at the Ft. Wayne Seminary.  Items being collected include non-perishable foods and paper goods.  If you wish to give a monetary donation, please see Marlene Conrad.  The LLL/LWML Spring Rally will be held on Sunday, April 26, at 3 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church (Union Township). 

The April Quarterly Voters’ Meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 13, in church.  Normally this meeting is scheduled for the second Sunday of the month.  This year, Easter is also on that date, so the meeting needed to be rescheduled to another date.  Please mark your calendars and plan on attending this important meeting of the church.  Because of this meeting, neither the Adult Bible Class nor the Busy Women’s Bible Class will meet on the 13th.

Council Members:  The minutes from the April 7 Council meeting can be found in your slots in either entranceway of the church.  You may pick them up as you leave the services this morning.  The next Council Meeting is May 5, 2009.

Don’t forget to get your blood pressure checked today.  Nurses will be available both before and after the worship service.

Parents of the 2009 Confirmation Class:  Don’t forget that confirmation pictures are planned for Saturday, April 25.  Please be at church at 8:45 a.m. and don’t forget to bring your gown!

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 and Joe Gorman will deliver them to Immanuel House.  Thank you for your generous support of 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!

Are you willing to help with our Sunday School program?  We are looking for an individual who would volunteer to serve as Assistant Sunday School Superintendent for the 2009-2010 school year.  This individual would then become the Sunday School Superintend the following year.  If you have questions or would be willing to be a part of this program, please contact a member of the School Board (Mitch Baumann, Randy Hockemeyer, or Scott Hormann) or our current Sunday School administrators—Kristin Scheumann, our current Sunday School Superintendent, or Amy Walker, the Assistant Sunday School Superintendent.  Thanks!

Just a reminder that as the mowing season will be here soon, it’s time to remove any cemetery decorations that may impede the mowing process.  You are also reminded that when wishing to borrow items (tables, chairs, roasters, etc.) from the Parish Hall, you need to contact the Parish Hall custodian, Heidi Wilkinson, at 260-402-6250.  Thank you for your help in these matters.

Watermelon, sunscreen, moonwalk, music, food, fellowship…what do these all have in common?  Our church picnic, of course!  The picnic is on Saturday, June 20.  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!

St. James Lutheran Church (430 Ninth Street, Logansport, Indiana) invites you to services on Sunday, April 26, to celebrate Rev. Marvin R. Hinkle’s 43 years in the preaching/teaching ministry in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.  (Pastor Hinkle served here from 1980-1986.)  The service begins at 10:15 a.m. (EST) and a fellowship dinner will be held immediately following the services in their Parish Hall.  If you are unable to attend these festivities, you are encouraged to keep Rev. Marvin & Harriet Hinkle in your prayers as they begin this new phase (retirement) in their lives.  Congratulatory cards and letters can reach them at 422 Ninth Street, Logansport, Indiana  46947.  (After May 1, their address will be 10707 N 550 W, Decatur, Indiana.)

The Concordia Seminary Guild invites you to attend the 4th Annual Lutherfest on Friday, April 17.  A German meal will be served from 5 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. in the Katherine Luther Dining Hall at the Seminary on 6600 N. Clinton Street in Ft. Wayne.  On the menu—Ossian brats, hot dogs, sauerkraut, baked beans, homemade pies, and ice cream.  At 7 p.m. an auction will take place featuring pies, gift baskets, and other items.  Tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under.  For tickets, you may call 452-2260.

Lutheran Social Services of Indiana (LSSI) will hold their Annual Meeting on Sunday, April 19, at Goeglein’s, 7311 Maysville Road in Ft. Wayne at 1 p.m.  Reservations for the buffet luncheon must be made by April 13.  Please contact Annette Diemer at LSSI, 330 Madison Street, Ft. Wayne, IN  46802, by e-mail at aldiemer@lssin.org, or by calling her at 969-3355.

St. John Lutheran Church (Flatrock), 12912 Franke Road in Monroeville has a Spring Rummage Sale on Friday and Saturday, April 17 and 18.  Hours on Friday are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon.  There will be a $2 bag sale on Saturday.

Trinity Lutheran Church’s Men’s Club invites you to come and get some Nelson’s port-o-pit chicken on Saturday, April 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Southtown Wal-Mart parking lot.  The cost is $6 for one-half chicken.  Thrivent Financial for Lutherans is providing matching funds.

Zion Lutheran Church, 7616 Bull Rapids Road in Woodburn is sponsoring a chicken dinner (catered by Paul & Carolyn Kauffman) on Saturday, April 25, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children.  Carry outs are also available.  Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will supply matching funds.  You can also purchase items from their bake sale.  All proceeds will go to Woodburn Lutheran School.

As a way of assisting the Decatur community during these difficult economic times, Zion Lutheran Church, 1010 W Monroe St, will offer free suppers to anyone in Adams County and the surrounding area beginning this Thursday, April 16, and continuing through, Thursday, June 4.  Supper will be served from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  After the meal, there will be a Bible study available for adults, teens, and children for those who wish to stay.  Donations and helpers are greatly needed as this is not a budgeted project; it is a ministry.  Please contact Sandy Criswell (724-8414) if you can help.  The menus for April are spaghetti, salad, garlic sticks, dessert, and drinks on April 16; sloppy joe’s chips/dip, pasta salad, dessert, and drinks on the 23rd; and tacos, chips/dip, salad, dissert, and drinks on the 30th

The Kantorei, a sixteen-voice choir of students studying for the Office of the Holy Ministry, from Concordia Theological Seminary in Ft. Wayne, will begin their tour in Illinois this Wednesday.  They will be in Indiana on Saturday, April 18, at 4 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Elkhart, Indiana, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Ft. Wayne at both the 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. worship services, on Sunday, April 19, and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Columbus, Indiana on both the 25th and 26th of this month.  On the 25th they will be at the dedication of the new sanctuary at 2 p.m. and on the 26th they will be at both the 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. worship services.  The one-hour service will include a brass choir and congregational singing and will feature a number of compositions written for the Kantorei.  Kantor Richard Resch will direct and be accompanied by Associate Kantor Kevin Hildebrand.  Rev. Philip Zielinski will serve as preacher.  The Kantorei will also share an Easter Choral Vespers Service in Kramer Chapel at the Ft. Wayne campus at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 19.  You are invited to attend.

The Lutheran Foundation is offering gift development and stewardship courses at the LSMS International Center in St. Louis, Missouri.   Course Six:  Administrative Sustaining Support and Grants will be held April 16-17 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at a cost of $950 per person.  Course One:  Funding the Mission will be held on June 18 and 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at a cost of $350 per person.  Contact the church office if you need more information.

Change of Date:  The Next Steps Fathering for Retired/Retiring Church Workers planned for April 23 has been rescheduled for early this fall (date to be announced later). 

Concordia Theological Seminary is offering a new retreat entitled “Contending for the Faith in the Twenty-First Century.”  This retreat will be held on May 1-2 and will offering presentations on differing topics, such as atheism, Islam, and the historical and practical implications of a Christian witness.  Attendees will come away with a greater confidence and insight into Christian witness in the public arena and will be given the tools to “always be prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks for the reason for the hope among us” (I Peter 3:15).  The cost of the retreat is $50 and includes lunch and refreshments.  To register, call 260-452-2100, email retreats@ctsfw.edu, or go to www.ctsfw.edu/retreats.

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 skill, 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!  You can also take in all these activities during the celebration of their 60th anniversary on August 2.  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.

The St. Paul’s Ladies Aid invited you to their Gently Used Sale on Friday and Saturday, April 17 & 18.  Friday’s hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday’s hours are 8 a.m. to noon.  There will be a $2 bag sale on Saturday.  You can also purchase homemade noodles and items from their bake sale.

The Village of Heritage is sponsoring a brunch on Sunday, April 26, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Heritage Hall.  The menu includes assorted pastries, fresh fruit, scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, roast beef, baked chicken, mashed potatoes, country green beans, buttered corn, and assorted pies and cakes (while supplies last, of course).  All proceeds will go to The Village of Heritage Resident Fund.  Tickets for adults are $10 (if purchased in advance are $8.50), children ten and under are $5 and children two and under can eat for free.

Emmanuel Lutheran Church (Soest), 9909 Wayne Trace, will present its 10th annual flame-grilled sausage and pancake brunch on Sunday, April 26.  Serving will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Family Life Center.  A free-will offering will be accepted with proceeds going towards the Church Restoration Fund and the Childcare Ministries Summer Day Camp.  Limited matching funds are being provided by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. 

The ladies of Soest will hold a Rummage Sale and Bake Sale on Thursday and Friday, April 23 and 24, in the Family Life Center.  Thursday’s hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday’s hours are 8 a.m. to noon.  Friday is a “sack sale.”  Limited funds provided by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.

A Ceremonial Groundbreaking for the new expansion of the Walther Library at the Ft. Wayne campus of Concordia Theological Seminary will take place on Tuesday, April 21, at 10:30 a.m. with President Gerald Kieschnick drawing up the first shovel of dirt.  President Kieschnick shares, “I look forward to participating in the ceremonial ground breaking for the new addition to the library at Concordia Theological Seminary and pray it will be a blessing to those who are preparing for the office of the pastoral ministry of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.”  Also attending will be Synod’s Council of Presidents and local officials and dignitaries.  With over $5.6 million in pledges and fits raised, plans are to begin the $8 million project this summer.

Dear Partners in God’s Mission,  We thank you so much for your faithful support in prayers and dollars.  Be assured that you are also in our prayers as with these difficult times your support is vital In God’s mission.  The picture on this card is a daily scene here.  We still have much agricultural work done with oxen and water buffalo.  I often think it must be pretty easy for people here to understand life in Bible times as they live the same way on a daily basis.  Chuck and I are busy with preparations for teaching—me, a Lenten retreat for volunteers in Taiwan – Check, a course on Genesis for our Christian leaders.  May your Easter be filled with JOY – Chuck and Jeanette  (The card and envelope are displayed on the bulletin board in the south entranceway if you would like to see it.)

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 252 with 155 receiving Holy Communion; Sunday School – 35; Monday Evening Bible Class – 5; Busy Women’s Bible Class - 5; Early-bird Bible Class – 15; Maundy Thursday Worship Service – 84 with 75 receiving Holy Communion



Last Week’s Contributions

Home Purpose


Missions – 4/1
Missions - 4/5


Wyneken News

Next Sunday, April 19, we will be honoring Marvin Drier on the occasion of his 25 years in the teaching ministry.  Prior to the luncheon (serving to start at 12:30 p.m. with a meal catered by Norm Schueler) to be held in the old gym at Wyneken, you will have an opportunity to visit with Mr. Drier (starting at noon).  A short program will follow the luncheon.

Think of SCRIP when making your purchases.  SCRIP is available daily in the school office or by contacting any SCRIP representative (Kim Weiland is our SCRIP rep).  You can see Kim about purchasing SCRIP this morning.  You can also e-mail her at kimw@jwgroupinc.com to place your SCRIP order.  (Kim will be out of town April 17-19 and April 24-26.  If you will need SCRIP those weekends, please contact her before April 16 or April 23.  Thanks!)

To avoid the $25 late fee, get your enrollment forms for the 2009-2010 school in by Monday, April 13.  (This late fee only applies to returning families.) 

Please remember that North Adams does not have school on Monday, April 13.  Students who ride those busses must find transportation to and from school that day.  Students who ride East Allen busses will need to find transportation to school on Thursday, April 16.  This is a scheduled two-hour delay for East Allen.

The Wyneken Mini 4-H club will hold meetings each Tuesday in April.  Meetings will run from 2:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the cafetorium.  All children in kindergarten through 2nd grade are eligible.  Dues are $6 and can be brought to a meeting.  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). 

Wyneken is hosting a blood drive sponsored by the Red Cross Blood on Thursday, April 16, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.  If you would like to donate that day but have not yet filled out a card, please call the school office and let them know the best time for you to come.  You may also come without an appointment, but you may have to wait until an opening is available.

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.  Our 8th graders will provided free childcare for your children while you attend this meeting. 

Think Spring!  It’s time to plan out your gardens.  As in the past, the 7th grade class is selling certificates to McNamara’s and The Grainery.  You may purchase these certificates now through April 30.  The certificates are good until May 31.  For more details or to purchase some certificates, please contact any Wyneken 7th grader.  Friedheim’s 7th graders are Trevor Black, Kolton Everett, Anna Franke, Freddy Geels, Ryan Hockemeyer, Kaity Jenkins, and Alyssa Strickler.  These certificates are also available in the school office.  Thanks for supporting the class’s efforts in raising funds for their DC trip next spring. 

The Wyneken Class of 2010 will have a Mother’s Day BBQ chicken dinner.  The cost is $5 for one-half chicken.  Pre-sale tickets are on sale after church services now through May 3.  See any Wyneken 7th grader for tickets.  (See the list above.)

Market Day order forms needs to be returned to the school office by Wednesday, April 29.  Internet and phone orders are due by noon on Saturday, May 2.  Pick up is scheduled for Thursday, May 7, between 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  If you have any questions, you can call Sharon Franke at 623-3992.

Spring ISTEP testing will take place beginning on April 27 and continue through May 6 for students in grades 3-8.  Parents, please avoid scheduling appointments or taking vacation days during this time.

The following individuals achieved perfect church attendance for the third quarter—Hanna Walker, Aaron Bergman, Timi Weiland, Andy Blomenberg, Carissa Schultz, Anna Franke, Freddie Geels, Alyssa Strickler, and Brett Hormann.  Perfect Sunday School attendance was achieved by Grace Scheumann, Hunter Wilkinson, Hanna Walker, Timi Weiland, Freddie Geels, and Alyssa Strickler. 

Grandparent/Special Friend Day is Friday, May 1, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  More information will be available after Spring Break. 

North Adams will have their annual Kindergarten Round-Up on Thursday, April 23, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Monmouth Elementary School.  All students that will be in the kindergarten program at Wyneken for the 2009-2010 school year will need to attend this meeting.  Information on school physicals, immunizations, dental exams, and eye exams, which are required by Indiana law to attend school, will be handed out at this meeting.  Kindergarten students need to be current on their immunizations and have the required exams completed prior to the first day of school in August.  If you cannot attend Round-Up, please contact the Wyneken school office so that they can send the packet of information to you when it becomes available.

Other dates to remember:  April 27-May 1 – Spring Scholastic Book Fair; May 26 – Spring Music Concert (chimes, choirs, bands)


The first game for both soccer teams (JV and varsity) is this Wednesday, April 15, at Wyneken.  St. Paul will be the opponent.  The JV game is at 4:15 p.m., followed by the varsity contest at 5:30 p.m.  On Friday both squads have games at Kreager Park.  The JV team faces Concordia at 4:15 p.m. while the varsity plays St. Peter at 5:30 p.m.

Information on summer camp opportunities are beginning to appear in the school office.  Heritage High School is offering a one-week basketball camp after school (3:15 p.m. to 5 p.m.) for boys in grades K-9th grade (grades as of next school year).  K- 3rd grade, the week of May 4; 4th – 6th graders, the week of May 11; and 7th though 9th graders, the week of May 18.  These forms are available in the school office and need to be returned to Heritage by April 24.


TODAY 6:30 a.m. Easter Sunrise Service
7:15 a.m. Easter Breakfast in Parish Hall
9:00 a.m.

Easter Festival Worship Service with Holy Communion

Blood Pressure Clinic 

MONDAY 7:00 p.m. Quarterly Voters’ Meeting
7:00 p.m. Wyneken PTL Meeting
TUESDAY 6:00 a.m.  Early-bird Bible Class
9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
7:30 p.m. LWML Meeting
WEDNESDAY 8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
9:00 a.m. Tabea Society
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Immanuel House Open
7:00 p.m. Choir
THURSDAY 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class @ Adele Blomenberg’s
7:00 p.m. Wyneken School Board


9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Immanuel House open
SATURDAY Conrad/Curtis Wedding


April 19 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

Noon Meet & Greet at Wyneken in honor of Marv Drier’s 25 years in the ministry
April 20 7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
7:00 p.m. Busy Women's Bible Study
April 21 6:00 a.m.  Early-bird Bible Class
9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
April 22 Items for May newsletter needed in church office
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Immanuel House Open
7:00 p.m. Choir
April 23 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class

April 24

9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Immanuel House open
April 25 8:45 a.m. Confirmation pictures and practice
9:00 a.m. LWML Praise Service @ Flatrock

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