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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Easter 6
May 17
, 2009

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Order of Service LSB Page 219
The Hymns LSB #464; #822; #941, #814
Readings Peter witnessing at the home of Cornelius
Acts 10:24-48 The witness that God raised Jesus
1 John 5:1-8 Faith in the Son of God
John 15:9-17 Love One Another

“What a Friend We Have in Jesus” – John 15:9-17 

  1. We have the privilege of friendship.
  2. We have the responsibility of friendship.

The Acolyte

Kolton Everett

+  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—Phil Franke, Kevin Linnemeier, Jean Timm, Judy Baumann, Cliff Buuck, Margaret Buuck, Leonard Fuhrmann, Madilyn Baumann, Ryan Freimuth, Nathan Bultemeier, Anna Franke, and Julie Lehman.  We remember our Wyneken cooks, Sharon Franke, Shelly Kiefer, and Penny Albersmeyer and Leslie Lawson who teaches in the East Allen system.  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 Elfurt Blomenberg (Adams Memorial), Lynn Fuhrmann, Jim Riemke, Dick Hileman, and Connie Darnell (Carol Hitzfield’s sister).


We remember in our prayers the family and friends of Robert Bultemeier (Don’s brother) who was called to his heavenly home on Wednesday, May 13, and was given Christian burial yesterday.   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.


We welcome Rev. Marvin & Harriet Hinkle back to the Friedheim family.  They have transferred to us from St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church in Logansport.  May the Lord bless them in their new church home.


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 – Our mission as stewards is to view life as an opportunity to serve, praise, and honor the Lord.  God-pleasing stewardship has to do with being what God in Christ has made us and redeemed us to be: His servants.  “Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms” (1 Peter 4:10).  By grace through faith we have been saved to do the works God has prepared in advance for us to do (Ephesians 2:8-10). 

Included in this morning’s bulletin is our weekly study guide, “Time in the Word.”   Next week’s theme is “The Post-Ascension Church.”


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 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) from Cincinnati at 7:00 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 11:00 a.m.   This week’s message is “Not What You Know But Whom You Know” from John 15:15.   Meet Jesus, the best and truest of friends, the most sacrificing and caring of friends.


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.  The freezer is getting a little low.  If you would be willing to donate some food—family dishes or meals for one or two are both needed—for this ministry, it would be much appreciated.  Main dishes, soups, casseroles, applesauce, desserts (anything that freezes well) just need to be marked with a short description and date placed in the freezer.


You are invited to the worship service in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the founding of Wyneken Memorial Lutheran School to be held in the Wyneken gym at 10:30 a.m. today. 


This Thursday, May 21, we will celebrate the Lord’s Ascension.  The worship service begins at 7 p.m.  Holy communion will be celebrated.


This Wednesday, May 20, the choir will go out for supper at Norm’s Preble Gardens at 6 p.m. that evening.


Concordia Theological Seminary will have their baccalaureate service at 10 a.m. in Kramer Chapel on Friday, May 22, with Rev. Benjamin G. Lorenz preaching.  The Rev. Dr. John Nunes, President and CEO of Lutheran World Relief will be the speaker at the graduation ceremony to be held at 6 p.m. on the 22nd in Kramer Chapel.  The public is invited to attend both services.  Stanley P. Veit of Hoagland, Indiana will receive the Miles Christi Award, given by the Seminary to recognize and honor Lutheran laity who have glorified God through a real contribution in some field of human endeavor and have displayed the characteristics of being good soldiers of Jesus Christ at the graduation ceremony.

Grinsfelder has made 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


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.  Presale tickets are available at a cost of $5 per one-half chicken.  The price will be $6 at the door.  Chicken can be picked up here at Friedheim after church.


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!


Help!  Someone is need 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. 


The Lutheran Home Auxiliary is sponsoring a chicken barbecue/dinner theater on Friday, June 12, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 6701 S. Anthony Blvd. in Ft. Wayne.  Dinner theater (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Office) show times are 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.  This is a 20- to 25-minute skit, with a lot of humor.  Pre-sale tickets are $6.50 and $7 at the door.  Drive through ( chicken only) is available from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at a cost of only $4.  Carry outs are available from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.   Tickets are available in the church office. 


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!


We would like to have another “card shower” for the Groth’s.  Rev. Chuck Groth will be celebrating his birthday on July 21 and we would like to collect birthday cards now through June 7.  It can take a month or more for packages to reach them.  Even though Sunday School is out, perhaps some of the children would be willing to make a card.  They so appreciated those cards the last time.  There will be boxes in either entranceway of the church for you to deposit your card.  Jan Buuck is coordinating this project and she will mail them early in June.  We have just received their May newsletter that the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Mission has decided to move the Groth’s out of Cambodia and back to the States.  They will be moving back some time this summer.  They ask for your encouragement and prayers to see them through this time with grace and a vision of God’s plan.  This is a difficult and painful time for them as they are not yet ready to retire and are looking towards a ministry position in the States.


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 this 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. 


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.    Even if you don’t have anything to be appraised, join in the fun!

The Donna Hileman family expresses their thanks and gratitude for all the cards, prayers, and visits during Donna’s illness and death.

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 303; Adult Bible Class - 12; Monday Night Bible Class - 5; Busy Women’s Bible Class - 5



Last Week’s Contributions

Home Purpose





Door Collection for the Gideons - $254.

Wyneken News

Think of SCRIP when making your purchases, especially during this graduation and wedding season.  Remember if you frequent Sam’s Club, WalMart cards can be used just like cash, a long as you have a Sam‘s Club membership.  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. 


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!


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 continue until May 22.  Parents, please try not to schedule appointments on those dates.  Thanks!


A joint worship service is being held today at 10:30 a.m. at Wyneken’s gym.  This service will commemorate the 40th anniversary of the establishment of Wyneken Memorial Lutheran School.  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.  (Even if you didn’t fill out a reservation form, you are welcome to come to the meal!). 


Congratulations to Brett Hormann who was named as one of two Wyneken’s Distinguished Students.  What an honor, Brett!


Tuesday, May 19, is the last day to take an AR test.  AR reward trips will be taken on Tuesday, May 26, at 11:30 a.m. (Pizza Hut) and on Wednesday, June 1, at 1:15 p.m. (Dairy Queen).  All library books need to be returned by Wednesday, May 20.


Market Day order forms (the last for this school year) are included in today’s bulletin.  There are lots of reduced price items this month.  There are also two new items—Turkey Club Panini ($10.69), and microwaveable brownies ($6.49).  Look over all the items, including the online only clearance items (www.marketday.com) and decide on what items you need to stock up.  Orders need to be returned to Wyneken by Wednesday, May 27.  Phone and Internet orders need to be turned in by 11 a.m. (CTS) on Saturday, May 30.  Pick up date is Thursday, June 4, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Franke at 623-3992.


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/grandparent helpers are always needed.  High school age helpers are also welcome!  Lunches for Fun Day need to be prepaid (students and adult helpers) by Wednesday, May 27.  The cost is K-3rd grade, $1.65; 4th-8th, $1.80, and adult guests, $2.50. 


The Wyneken Music Department will have a concert on Tuesday, May 26, at 7 p.m.  All are invited to attend.


All school accounts (registration/tuition fees, hot lunch, extended care, and overdue library books) are to be paid in full by May 29.  Report cards will be withheld from families who have any outstanding fees.  If you have any questions on these accounts you can contact the school office (registration/tuition), Kim Tinsley at 622-7841 (hot lunch), Tammy Melcher at 639-6064 (extended care), or Gemila Rabel, who will be in the library after school each day.


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 begins tournament action this week.  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 tonight 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.


Registration forms for the Decatur-Adams County Parks & Rec Fall Soccer League are available in the school office.  Early registration ends on May 29 ($25 per child), after that date the cost is $40.  Games run September 12 to October 24.


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
10:30 a.m. Joint Worship @ Wyneken (meal after)
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
WEDNESDAY All Day Tabea Society extra quilting
  8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Immanuel House Open
  6:00 p.m.  Choir party @ Preble Gardens
THURSDAY 2:00 p.m. Antique Appraisal @ Lutheran Home
  7:00 p.m. Ascension Worship with Holy Communion

Newsletter articles for June needed

  9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Immanuel House open


May 24 9:00 a.m. Worship Service with Holy Communion
1:00 p.m. Baptism of Addison Leigh Case
  4:00 p.m.

Ordination & Installation Service @ Faith, Roanoke of Shayne M. Jonker    

May 26 6:00 a.m.  Early-bird Bible Class
May 27 8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Immanuel House Open
May 28 2:00 p.m. LWML Bible Class @ Ann Crosby
1:00 p.m. Chapel at Woodcrest
May 29 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Immanuel House open
May 30 5:30 p.m. Conrad-Fyfe Wedding @ Bingen


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