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 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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Spring Choir Service
May 10
, 2009

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Order of Service

LSB Page 219

The Ringing of the Church Bell
The Choral Prelude

“Here I Am, Lord”

The Opening Hymn

LSB #556, vv. 1-4

“Dear Christians, One and All, Rejoice”



The Choir

“Like As a Father”

The Theme of the Day

Life in Christ

Acts 8:26-40  

Paul and the Ethiopian

 I John 4:1-11   

The Testing of the Spirits & God’s Love 

John 5:1-15      The Healing at the Pool  

The Sermon Hymn

LSB #556, vv. 5-8

“Dear Christians, One and All, Rejoice”



The Sermon

“Jesus’ Healing Hand” – John 5:1-15



The Offerings are Gathered




The Choir

“That Old Rugged Cross”



Sunday School Recognition

The Canticle Hymn LSB #941

“We Praise You and Acknowledge You, O God”


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

Becca Evans


+  Soli Deo Gloria  +

We thank Sandy Blomenberg and the Friedheim choir for their gift of song this morning.  Throughout this past 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.  May the Lord’s blessings be upon each and every one of them.


We thank Rev. Michael Barnes for delivering this morning’s sermon.  May the Lord continue to bless his ministry.


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—Sandy Blomenberg, Luke Bultemeier, Jon Buuck, Chris Gorman, James Gorman, Ashley Beard, Floyd Thieme, Anna Crosby, Bailey Kaehr, Marv Drier, Stan Stoppenhagen, Tim Evans, Loren Gallmeyer, and Al Hormann.  We remember our Nursery & Kindergarten Sunday School teacher, Stephanie Freimuth, our Wyneken custodian, Stephanie Comer, and our school secretary, Dani Fuhrman, as well as Linda Keuneke who teaches at Bishop Luers.  May our loving Savior direct, bless, and guide their lives.


We remember in our prayers the family and friends of Donna Hileman who was called to her heavenly home this past Wednesday, May 6.  Visitation will be today from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur.  A prayer service will be held at 10:15 a.m. Monday, May 11, at the funeral home, followed by a service here at Friedheim at 11 a.m.  May the God of all comfort be with those who mourn, reminding them of that great day when all believers will be reunited in heaven.


May the Great Physician grant health and strength to all who are in need of His healing hand.  We especially remember Elfurt Blomenberg (Adams Memorial), Lynn Fuhrmann, Jim Riemke, Dick Hileman, and Connie Darnell (Carol Hitzfield’s sister).


Today we also remember our police officers, firefighters, and first responders as this week has been set aside as a national remembrance week.  Many members of our congregation are involved in these professions and we need to take a moment to thank them for being there to protect us.  May the Lord continue to guide, protect, and bless them as they work to protect us.


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 (Dick Hileman’s niece), Nic 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 – Through the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit through Word and Sacrament, we become new creatures with Godly interests and focus.  By faith, we are moved to honor God as we make the best use of all the gifts He has given us.  There is no room in the life of the Christian steward for excusing lack of serving or giving, for Christ empowers us to do His work.  As the Apostle Paul said, “I can do anything through Him Who gives me strength” (Philippians 4:13).

Included in this morning’s bulletin is our weekly study guide, “Time in the Word.”   Next week’s theme is “Love One Another.”


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) 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 Julianne Des Jean by the Paul Des Jean family.

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.   This week’s message is “This is Love” from I John 4:10.   Does your mother love you?  Jesus loves you even more!  Has your mother sacrificed for you?  Jesus died and rose to redeem you from sin and eternal death!


Today is Mother’s Day.  Our Sunday School students are distributing carnations to all the moms, grandmothers, aunts, or sisters as a thank you to those who have helped shaped their lives.  The flowers are a gift that is appreciated.  May the Lord bless us all.


Trisha Hockemeyer (547-4744) is May’s “Meals of Grace” coordinator.  Please contact Trisha if you know of someone who could benefit from this ministry of our church. 


There will be a door collection to benefit the Gideons this morning.  Let us keep this organization in our prayers as they work to spread the Word of God.


As a part of next Sunday’s celebration of the 40th anniversary of the founding of Wyneken Memorial Lutheran School, the adult choirs from Bingen, Preble, and Friedheim will sing at the worship service to be held in the Wyneken gym at 10:30 a.m. on May 17.  There will be a joint choir practice this Wednesday, May 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Wyneken gym.  Please plan on attending.  The choir is also asked to put Wednesday, May 20, on their calendars.  The choir will go out for supper at Norm’s Preble Gardens at 6 p.m. that evening.

Grinsfelder has now given two presentations, on January 11 and on April 28, showing a possible way to create a gathering area and place bathrooms on the main floor of the church and to add classroom space, a kitchen area, and offices.   Planning Committee and Council members will be available after services to help explain the concept and answer questions.  There are drawings in available 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.  Conceptual drawings for a Parish Hall type addition have also been (or will soon be) placed on the website.  You might especially want to check out the Expansion Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) to see if one of your questions is answered there.  There will be one more informational meeting to present these conceptual drawings of a Parish Hall and to take questions.  The second informational meeting is scheduled for Sunday, May 31, following the worship service.  Questions or comments should be directed to the following:  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


Our Parish Nurse and her helpers will be available today (both before and after the worship service) for blood pressure checks. 


The Altar Guild will meet this Tuesday, May 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the church basement.


Today we will take a few moments to honor those Sunday School students who have faithfully attended class throughout the year.  In addition, our 2nd graders (Jacob Baumann, Carrington Bultemeier, Emma Buuck, Tori Johnson, Payton Lengerich, and Tanner Walker) will receive Bibles and our 6th graders (Alex Baumann, Andy Blomenberg, Elliot Gehres, Kathryn Jenkins, Kayla Johnson, Meghan Manley, and Carissa Schultz) will receive Luther’s Small Catechism.  We also take this time to thank the parents who so diligently brought their children to church and Sunday School, the teachers and helpers who gave of their time and talents to teach, and to our Sunday School Superintendent, Kristin Scheumann, and her assistant, Amy Walker, for also giving of their time to run the program this year.  Traditionally a picnic has been held; however, since it’s Mother’s Day today, it was decided to serve light refreshments after church (donuts, fruit, and drink) instead.


Nursery & Kindergarten:  Stephanie Freimuth & Allison Hormann—Lauren Hockemeyer, Remington Bultemeier, Lukas Bobay, Noah Short, Grace Buuck, Analise Wilkinson, Jordan Rhymer, Ashlyn Walker, Madison Gardner, D. J. Kitson, Grace Scheumann, and Ethan Short.


First & Second Grades:  Tina Geels & Jenna Timm—Emily Bergman, Zane Buuck, Olivia Conrad, Hunter Wilkinson, Emilee Scheumann, Jared Witte, Jacob Baumann, Carrington Bultemeier, Tori Johnson, and Tanner Walker.


Third & Fourth Grades:  Deb Bergman & Betty Sielschott--Travis Hockemeyer, Lucas Strickler, Hanna Walker, Bailey Kaehr, and Emily Miller.


Fifth & Sixth Grades:  Stan Stoppenhagen—Madilyn Baumann, Aaron Bergman, Timi Weiland, Ryan Freimuth, Andy Blomenberg, Kathryn Jenkins, Kayla Johnson, Carissa Schultz, and Meghan Manley.


Seventh & Eighth Grades:  Pam Everett, Wava Lichtle and Ethan Lichtle—Kolton Everett, Anna Franke, Freddie Geels, Ryan Hockemeyer, Kaity Jenkins, Alex Miller, Alyssa Strickler, Alan Bergdall, Jacob Bergman, Kyle Freimuth, Brett Hormann, and Ben Miller.


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!


Pastor Dahling will be conducted the chapel service at Woodcrest on Thursday, May 28.  Helpers will be needed that day to assist the residents from their rooms to the chapel service.  If you can help, please contact Pastor Dahling.  You would need to arrive around 1 p.m.  Thanks in advance for your help.


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.  The Adams County Chapter will be serving BBQ chicken (catered by Nine Mile) on Sunday, May 31.  Tickets can be purchased from any one of our coordinators—Dorothy Heckman, Leesa Heckman, or Betty Sielschott—as well as Shirley Hormann.  The cost is $5 per one-half chicken.  Chicken can be picked up here at Friedheim after church.  It will also be sold at Zion in Decatur. 


The Portals of Prayer for July-September 2009 have arrived and can be found in either entranceway of the church.  You may pick up a copy at your convenience.


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!


There is a need for someone to take over as our Lutheran Home Key Lady (and will be a member of the Lutheran Home Auxiliary).  Donna Hileman had served in this position acting 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). The Key Lady 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.)  Information concerning upcoming activities (card party, chicken BBQ, ice cream social, garage sale, etc.) that should be publicized also needs to be shared with the church office.  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.


Although the Morning Glories are taking their “summer” break, there are projects to complete over the summer.  If you like to quilt, there are some baby quilts and wall hangings that need to be done, or, perhaps, you like to embroider.  There are several of these projects (pillowcases, table runners, etc.) that need completed.  All supplies would be furnished.  If you are willing to lend a helping hand, please contact Marlene Conrad or Shirley Buuck.  Thanks!


Keep Immanuel House in your thoughts when you are cleaning out your closets.  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.  


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. 


Here it comes!  Summer will be here before you know it!  What will you be doing when June, July, and August roll around?  Don’t miss out on the fun and excitement of an experience at Camp Lutherhaven.  Registrations are still be accepted for open programs, but hurry.  Space can fill up quickly.   Got a question? Give Camp a call (260-636-7101) or drop them an email at camp@lutherhaven.org.  You can also visit the Camp’s website at www.lutherhaven.org.  There is also some information in either entranceway of the church.


Articles for the June newsletter need to be in the church office by Friday, May 22.  In the June newsletter we would like to list the college graduates.  If you (or a family member) have graduated this year, please contact the church office with the following information:  name, college, and degree received.  If it’s easier for you, you can e-mail the information to churchoffice@zionfriedheim.org.  An information sheet was mailed to our high school seniors.  Please return this to the church office by the 22nd also.  Thanks for your help. 


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 Vocal Music Department at Bellmont is selling Celina Wine Store Burritos for $2 each (payment due when the order is placed).  The burrito consists of meat, mozzarella cheese, and a mild sauce wrapped in a flour tortilla.  These burritos will be individually wrapped and can be frozen.  Orders must be given to a Vocal Department student (Caleb Buuck, Chris Gorman, or Ethan Lichtle) by Wednesday, May 13.  Burritos will be assembled on Friday, May 29, and will be delivered shortly after.  If you have any questions or would like to call in your order, you may contact Brooke or Corene Scheumann at 547-4227.    


The Orphan Grain Train will be at Zion Lutheran Church in Decatur this Friday and Saturday, May 15-16.  You can drop off anything usable—clothing, blankets, small appliances, bicycles, etc.—on Friday from noon to 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 


Lutheran Home’s Antique Appraisal Show is on Thursday, May 21, in the Assembly Hall from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Free appraisals will be made by  Tim and Chris Scheerer of McCulloch Systems.    If you wish to have items appraised (a limit of two items per person), you need to RSVP to Gloria at 447-0800 by May 14.  Even if you don’t have anything to be appraised, join in the fun!

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 262 with 161 receiving Holy Communion; Sunday School – 23; Busy Women’s Bible Class - 5; Early-bird Bible Class – 19



Last Week’s Contributions

Home Purpose




Wyneken News

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 this morning or e-mail her at kimw@jwgroupinc.com to place your SCRIP order. 


This week our 4th graders will be heading to Conner Prairie on Friday, while the kindergartners will be at Zollner Stadium for a field day that day.  We pray for their safety as they travel that day.


Don’t forget to pick up your chicken this morning following the worship service.  (If you forgot to get pre-sale tickets, there are a few extras available this morning.)  Anything not picked up by 11:45 a.m. will be taken over to Bingen.  Thanks for supporting the class’s efforts in raising funds for their DC trip next spring. 


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!


This Friday, May 15, 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.


NWEA Testing for grades 3-8 will take place from May 11-22.  Parents, please try not to schedule appointments on those dates.  Thanks!


A joint worship service is being planned for next 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 spaghetti dinner, 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 last day to check out a library book is Friday, May 15, with Tuesday, May 19, the last day to take an AR test.  All library books need to be returned by Wednesday, May 20.


Eighth grade graduation will take place at 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Preble, on Tuesday, June 1.


Fun Day will be held on Friday, May 29, for kindergarten through 8th grade.  Activities will begin around 8:30 a.m. with a lunch break around 11:30 a.m. and then popcorn and a movie afterward.  Parent helpers are always needed.  High school age helpers are also welcome!  A letter with more information and a sign-up sheet will be going home soon.


The last day of school is Tuesday, June 2, with dismissal at 11 a.m. No lunches will be served and all students will need to find transportation home that day.  The awards ceremony will begin at 8:30 a.m., followed by a closing chapel at 10 a.m.  Students will return to their classrooms to pick up their report cards and will then be dismissed.  (Remember, if there are any unpaid fees—lunch, childcare, tuition, athletics, library—your child will not receive their report cards until these fees are paid.)  Any student not picked up by 11:30 a.m. will be sent to the Extended Child Care.  The last day for the pre-school class is Thursday, May 28, and the pre-K class’ last day is Friday, May 29.


The varsity soccer team has two games scheduled this week.  On Wednesday, May 13, they will face Suburban Bethlehem (at Suburban Bethlehem) at 5:30 p.m. and on Friday, May 15, the girls will face Bellmont Middle School at Wyneken at 4:30 p.m.  The first round of the LSAA tournament will take place on Monday, May 18, with the semi-finals scheduled for Wednesday, May 20, and the championship game on Friday, May 22 (with a rain date of May 23). The varsity girls have had an extremely successful season.  They would like to use the talents God gave them to give back to the community.  Starting May 13 and to the end of their season, for every goal scored by Wyneken, each player and coach will give one dollar towards the fight against breast cancer.  Parents and fans are encouraged to contribute also.  A free will donation bucket will be passed around during halftime of each game.  If the Lady Warriors are able to make it to the championship game of the LSAA tournament, fans are encouraged to participate in a “Pink Out,” crowding the bleachers with everything pink to represent the fight for a cure for breast cancer.  Thank you!


Wyneken’s Athletic Banquet, for 7th and 8th grade students and their parents, will be held on Sunday, May 17, at 5 p.m. in the Wyneken cafetorium.  Each family is asked to bring a main dish and a side dish to share along with your own table service.  Drinks will be provided.


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.


TODAY 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service (Choir Service & Sunday School Recognition)

10:00 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Class
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
  7:30 p.m. Altar Guild
WEDNESDAY 8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Immanuel House Open
THURSDAY 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class
  7:00 p.m. Board of Education
FRIDAY 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Immanuel House open


May 17 9:00 a.m. Worship Service
10:30 a.m. Joint Worship @ Wyneken (meal after)
May 18 7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
7:00 p.m. Busy Women's Bible Study
May 19 6:00 a.m.  Early-bird Bible Class
May 20 All Day Tabea Society extra quilting
  8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Immanuel House Open
May 21 2:00 p.m. Antique Appraisal @ Lutheran Home
  7:00 p.m. Ascension Worship with HC
May 22  

Newsletter articles for June needed

    Senior information sheets needed
  9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Immanuel House open

A Mother’s Love


A mother says “I Love You”

In so many ways:

With crisp, clean sheets

And warm mittens on winter mornings,

With decorated birthday cakes

And Christmas cookies

And eggs cooked

Just the way you like them.

A mother says “I Love You”

When she leaves the porch light on for you

And picks up your clothes,

When she keeps your secrets,

Feeds your pets,

And tapes your homemade valentines

To the refrigerator door.

But most of all

A mother says “I Love You”

By filling a home with warmth,

Tenderness and love.

--Faith Lutheran Church, Erie, Pennsylvania