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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Easter 3
April 26, 2009

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Order of Service LSB Page 260
The Hymns LSB #718; #783
Special Music

Our God Reigns

Readings Resurrection Witness
Acts 4:8-12 The witness that God raised Jesus
I John 3:1-7 The witness to the reality of the risen Christ
Luke 24:36-49 The witnesses of the Scriptures

The Examination of the Class of 2009

Alan William Bergdall
Jacob Lee Bergman
Kyle Jacob Freimuth
Ryan Neil Gross
Brett Allen Hormann
Shelby Jene Kiess
Katie Lynn Linnemeier
Benjamin Wayne Miller
Madison Renae Stoppenhagen

The Acolyte

Trevor Black


+  Soli Deo Gloria  +

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Ryan Gross, Betty Sielschott, Josh Stoppenhagen, Kim Stoppenhagen, Kim Schamerloh, and Tanner Walker.  We remember our 3rd and 4th grade Sunday School teachers, Deb Bergman & Betty Sielschott, our Wyneken pre-kindergarten teacher, Janine Albert, as well as Christine Bultemeier who teaches at Heritage Junior/Senior High School.  May our loving Savior direct, bless, and guide their lives.


We also remember the nine young people, our catechumens, who will proclaim their Christian faith this morning—Alan, Jacob, Kyle, Ryan, Brett, Shelby, Katie, Ben, and Madison.  May the Great Teacher continue to guide and direct them and may their faith continue to grow.  May the Lord’s blessings be bestowed on each of them.

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, and Connie Darnell (Carol Hitzfield’s sister).


We rejoice with Keith and Nichole Dicke (Keith is our 7th grade teacher at Wyneken) on the birth of their fourth child, a son, Emmett James, on Wednesday, April 22.  May the Good Shepherd keep an ever-watchful eye on this most precious of His lambs and continue to bless this family.


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, 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.


Emil L. Woerner, a former fieldworker here at Friedheim, has received his candidate placement to Friends in Christ Lutheran Church in Bryant, Arkansas.   Vicarage assignments were also announced.  Daniel Harders will serve his vicarage at Lord of Life Lutheran Church in North Vernon, Indiana, while Christopher Hull has been placed at Heavenly Host Lutheran Church in Cookeville, Tennessee.  Both Dan and Chris were fieldworkers here.  Matthew Wietfeldt, from Monroeville, Indiana will serve his vicarage at St. John Ev. Lutheran Church in Wheaton, Illinois.  A complete list of placements and candidate calls is posted on the Seminary’s website, www.ctsfw.edu.  We pray the Lord’s blessings upon these men and their families as they begin this new phase of their ministries.

Adult Bible class will not meet this morning; Sunday School will be held.

Board of Stewardship’s Food for Thought "I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.  The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, Who loved me and gave Himself for me" (Galatians 2:20).  This sentence is the key to living the life of the Christian steward.  We respond to God's love shown us in Christ by using all the gifts God has given us, not in our own strength, but according to the immeasurable strength of Christ living in us.

Included in this morning’s bulletin is our weekly study guide, “Time in the Word.”   Next week’s theme is “The Risen Good Shepherd.”


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., when you want and want you want at www.isuesetc.org. Issues, Etc. is produced by Lutheran Public Radio and hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken. 


Listen 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.    The Rev. Gary Byers is today’s guest preacher.


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.  Trisha Hockemeyer (547-4744) will be the coordinator for May.  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! 

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 this 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). 

Still want a Friedheim calendar?  There still available and now for only $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. 


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

The LLL/LWML Spring Rally will be held this afternoon at 3 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church (Union Township).  Pastor Ken Klaus’ address, “Thus Far, No Further,” which was presented at the 2008 International LLL Convention will be featured.  You will also receive information on Lutheran Hour Ministries’ “Men’s Network” that is being offered to all churches.  A light meal will be served after the meeting. Please join us!!

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans invite you to a reception for this year’s confirmation class.  It will be held this morning following the worship service.  You are invited to come to the church basement to meet this year’s class, enjoy some light refreshments, and have an opportunity for some Christian fellowship.

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.  (There have been over 70 clients helped at Immanuel House so far.)

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 Sunday School Superintendent, or Amy Walker, the Assistant Sunday School Superintendent.  Thanks!

The Adams County Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will again participate in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. This event is an 18-hour celebration of life for cancer survivors, a memorial for loved ones lost, and a rally for the community to fight cancer. This year the Relay will be held at Adams Central School in Monroe on Friday and Saturday, June 26 and 27. If you would like to collect donations, participate in the walk, and receive a Relay for Life T-shirt, you need to complete a registration form by Sunday, May 3. All cancer survivors are encouraged to participate. Thrivent will contribute additional funds to all donations collected. Please contact Leesa Heckman (724-4340) to get your registration form and participant’s packet. Thanks! 

The church picnic is set for Saturday, June 20.  Your help is needed!  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!

Donna Hileman is our Lutheran Home Key Lady and, therefore, a member of the Lutheran Home Auxiliary.  In this position, Donna has served as a liaison between our congregation and Lutheran Home.  Lutheran Home assigns our congregation dates to bring birthday cakes (usually once a year) for the month and to assist residents to their Sunday worship services by pushing wheelchairs (once or twice per year). Donna then asks for donations or assistance for those dates. There is no need for cakes for the remainder of the year.  However, our congregation has been assigned July 5 to push wheelchairs.  (The youth group will be unable to help on the 5th, so other individuals or groups are needed for that day.)  Donna also contacted the church office with information concerning upcoming activities (card party, chicken BBQ, ice cream social, garage sale, etc.) that should be publicized.  If you would like to serve in this capacity or need more information, please contact Mike Conrad (547-4717) or Pastor Dahling as soon as possible. 

Would you be willing to serve as our lay delegate to the convention to be held in Ft. Wayne this summer?  The District Convention will be held on June 25 and 26.  If you would be willing to go, please contact Mike Conrad (547-4717) or Pastor Dahling as soon as possible.

This morning St. James Lutheran Church in Logansport, Indiana is celebrating 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.)   Please 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.)

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 on Thursday evenings from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. now through, Thursday, June 4.  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.  Next Thursday the menu is tacos, chips/dip, salad, dessert, and drinks. 

Spring has sprung, and you’re invited to experience the uniqueness of Camp Lutherhaven this summer!  Come for the week or make plans to attend the celebration of Camp’s 60th year in ministry.  The summer theme is “seasons of Life” based on John 10:10.  Camp Lutherhaven is registering campers of all ages for all sorts of exciting camping experiences lasting from one through six days.  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 Decatur FastPitch Softball League is sponsoring at golf outing at Grey Goose on Saturday, May 16.  The cost is $200 per four-man team.  Contact Jason Buuck (623-6535) if you are interested in participating or need more information (start time, for example) concerning the event.

The Village of Heritage is sponsoring a brunch today 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; children ten and under, $5 and children two and under, eat for free.

Emmanuel Lutheran Church (Soest), 9909 Wayne Trace, will present its 10th annual flame-grilled sausage and pancake brunch today.  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. 

You are invited to the First Sunday Brunch at Ft. Wayne’s Seminary in the Katherine Luther Dining Hall next Sunday, May 3.  Serving is from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.   Tickets are $11 for adults.  If you purchase them at Concordia High School, half of the purchase price will be donated to the High School’s Tuition Assistance Fund.

Youth ushers for May are Elliot Conrad & Alex Weiland.  Serving on Altar Guild are Kathy Bultemeier and Evie Fuhrman.

Members of Zion-Friedheim Lutheran Church, Thank you so very much for the many ways in which you made my 25th anniversary celebration so special.  I find it very hard to put into words how very touched I was by all that you did.  It was a very humbling experience for me to read and hear all your warm, generous and special words.  The Lord really does work in mysterious ways and that He has found a way to work through me to do a small portion of His work here on earth is overwhelming.  My family and I are so grateful to be placed among such a special Christian fellowship.  You have made us feel welcome and a part of your community.  It has been a privilege to have been able to work with you, your children and your grandchildren.  God bless you all. – Marv Drier

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 222 with 135 receiving Holy Communion; Sunday School – 35; Bible Class – 6; Monday Evening Bible Class - 5; Busy Women’s Bible Class - 5; Early-bird Bible Class – 19




Last Week’s Contributions

Home Purpose




Wyneken News

We would like to recognize Mrs. Timm for 20 years of teaching in the Lutheran schools. May God bless her and her family. -- Wyneken School Board

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 also e-mail her at kimw@jwgroupinc.com to place your SCRIP order. 

Is spring finally here?  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 are included in today’s bulletin and need to be returned to the school office by Wednesday, April 29.  Grilling season is here! You can receive a free 4-pack of pound burgers by purchasing $35 this month.  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.

Would you like to help promote Wyneken?  Yard signs are available encouraging enrolling children at Wyneken.  It would be wonderful to get more of these signs out in the community, especially if you are in a high-traffic area.  For your convenience signs can be picked up in either entranceway of the church.  Thanks for your help!

Wyneken, as well as other schools in the surrounding areas, have seen a widespread illness with the symptoms of fever, headache, and stomach aches.  Parents are asked to please keep your child home if they are complaining of not feeling well.  The fever seems to be lasting several days.  The guidelines concerning illnesses as outlined in our Parent/Teacher Handbook (pages 16-17) state that children should be fever-free for a full 24 hours before returning to school.  Thanks for your cooperation in this matter.

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 final Wyneken Mini 4-H meeting will be held this Tuesday, April 28.  Please bring a clean white T-shirt for tie-dying to this meeting.  Parent helpers are needed to help with this project.

Grandparent/Special Friend Day is this Friday, May 1, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Morning Pre-K visits will take place from 10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; afternoon visits, 1:30 p.m. to 2:40 p.m.  Kindergarten-8th grade visitations will end with the last lunch period at 12:30 p.m. 

Wyneken will dismiss at 12:15 p.m. on Monday, May 4, for teacher in-service.  Neither North Adams nor East Allen schools will provide transportation home that day.  Please make arrangements for your children to get home that day.  Remember if you need to use childcare, contact them at 639-6064.

Circle Friday, May 15, on your calendar as this is the night for the PTL’s Family Square Dance.  Bill Werling and the band, Breakaway, will be feature.  The Hayloft’s doors will open at 6 p.m. with dinner served from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and dancing from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.  A family pass (for all members in your household) can be purchased for $30.  Individual tickets are $7.  See Corbin Bultemeier for pre-sale tickets.  Tickets are also available in the school office.

The April/May chapel offerings have been designated to the Confessional Lutheran Education Foundation to help pay for a mission trip that Pastor Daniel Brege of St. Paul’s will be taking to Sri Lanka, Ghana, or another site.  His destination and departure date are not known at this time and will not be known until he gets closer to raising the $5,000 needed for the trip.

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

A joint worship service is being planned for Sunday, May 17, at 10:30 a.m. at Wyneken.  This service will commemorate the 40th anniversary of the establishment of Wyneken Memorial Lutheran School.  The service will be held at Wyneken Memorial Lutheran School in the gymnasium.  Brain German, a former student at Wyneken who is currently serving his vicarage, will be preaching.  Special music will be presented by the adult choirs of Bingen, Friedheim, and Preble, the Wyneken choir, the Wyneken chimes, and the Wyneken band (with Sam Steiner, a Wyneken 5th grader on keyboard).  A meal, catered by the 7th grade class, will follow the worship service and be served in the cafetorium.  A free will offering will be accepted for the meal.  Please mark your calendars and plan on attending this service. 


The soccer season continues with games scheduled for both soccer teams (JV and varsity) this Wednesday, April 29, and Friday, May 1.  On the 29th, Central will be the opponent with the JV game at 4:15 p.m., followed by the varsity contest at 5:30 p.m.  Games will be played at Central.  On Friday, Concordia will be the opponent.  The JV game begins at 4:15 p.m., followed by the varsity game at 5:30 p.m.  Both games are at Wyneken.

Heritage High School is sponsoring a non-contact basic skills camp for boys in grades 1-6 on May 19-21 from 3:20 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Heritage.  The cost is $40.  You can pick up a registration form in the school office or go on-line at www.heritagehsfootball.com.

The Bellmont Swim Club (ages 5-18) will have registration on Tuesday, April 28, and Wednesday, April 29, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Bellmont pool.    The summer session begins on May 18 and goes through July 18 (Monday-Friday).  A flier with more information is available in the school office.


TODAY 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service (Examination)

Thrivent reception follows

10:00 a.m. Sunday School
3:00 p.m. LLL/LWML Spring Rally at Immanuel (Union)
MONDAY 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
7:00 p.m. Informational meeting - Expansion
WEDNESDAY 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Immanuel House Open
7:00 p.m. Choir
THURSDAY 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class @ Doris Conrad’s 
FRIDAY 8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken (Grandparent’s Day)
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Immanuel House open


May 3 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with HC (Confirmation)

10:00 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Class
May 4 7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
7:00 p.m. Busy Women's Bible Study
May 5 6:00 a.m.  Early-bird Bible Class
May 6 All Day Tabea Society
8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Immanuel House Open
7:00 p.m. Choir
May 7 8:00 a.m. Thrivent Meeting @ Adams Memorial
  9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class
May 8 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Immanuel House open

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