Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

We welcome you to Friedheim to worship with us this morning.  If you are a visitor, please take a moment to sign one of our guest registries which are located in both entry ways.   Please worship with us again soon.  
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Easter 4 (Good Shepherd Sunday)

May 14, 2000

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Order of Worship

TLH-Page 32

The Solo

(Dawn Buuck) "A Faithful Shepherd is My Lord"


TLH #436; #426; #431; #648

The Readings

The Risen Good Shepherd
Acts 4:23-33 The Risen Shepherd emboldens and unifies His sheep
1 John 3:1-2 The Risen Shepherd feeds us with knowledge
John 10:11-18 The Good Shepherd died for His sheep and rises

The Sermon

       "The Risen Good Shepherd"
                   John 10:11-18

The Acolyte

Amy DeKoninck



We remember our members celebrating birthdays this week -- Marv Drier, Stan Stoppenhagen, Loren Gallmeyer, Al Hormann, Walter Nuerge, Phil Franke, Kevin Linnemeier, Rachel Smithley, Judy Baumann, Cliff Buuck, Margaret Buuck, Leonard Fuhrmann, and Bertha Witte.  In addition, we remember in our prayers our Wyneken 7th grade teacher, Marvin Drier, as well as Jan Heimann who teaches in the public school system.   May the Lord continue to guide, direct, and bless their lives.

We remember Gerhard and Hildegard Kiefer in our prayers as they celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary today.  May the Lord continue to bless this couple.

May the Great Physician grant health and strength to all who are in need of His presence in their lives.  We especially remember Barb Geyer who was hospitalized this past week and Gerhard Buuck.

We welcome Greggory Patrick Wayne Buuck, son of Robert & Julie (Lehman)  Buuck, into membership as he will be baptized later today.  Serving as godparents are Karen Buuck and Joseph Lehman.  May the Good Shepherd keep an ever-watchful eye on this most precious of His lambs.

We thank Robert Armao for delivering this morning's sermon.  We pray that the Lord will continue to be with him as he continues his studies for the ministry.

There will be a door collection today for our local LWML.

The flowers handed out this morning to the ladies of the congregation are a gift from the Sunday School students.   It is their way of showing their appreciation to their mothers, grandmothers, aunts, or other special lady in their lives.

There are a lot of religious opinions floating around in this new millennium.    However, there is only one confession of faith that the Lord will accept and bless.  All true religion comes back to what Isaiah was talking about in his reference to the crucifixion of Christ.  Hear Dr. Wallace Schulz's message,  "God-Pleasing Religion for the New Millennium,"  on The Lutheran Hour.  The show airs on WOWO at 7:35 a.m.,  at 8:05 a.m. on 92.7 FM, and at  3:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on 1090 on Sunday.  

There will be no Monday evening Bible class this week.  Class will resume next Monday, May 22.

The last day of Sunday School will be on May 21.  The Sunday School picnic and Sunday School Recognition will be held on Sunday, June 4.

The Morning Glories are going to take a "spring/summer break."  However, one final workday is planned for Tuesday, May 16, beginning at 8:30 a.m.  The group will be working on cutting old jeans into strips to ready them for being made into rag rugs.  Please bring willing hands, scissors, and/or rotary cutters and mats.  Bring a lunch to stay the day.  If you can't come for the day, why not come for a few hours in the morning or afternoon.

The 3rd Annual Friedheim Open will be held on Saturday, June 24, at Cross Creek in Decatur.  Cost for a four-person team is $100.  A meal will again be served.  Sponsors are also needed.  A registration form was included in the May newsletter. If you have questions or would like to be a sponsor, please contact Paul Des Jean or Gene Kiess.

Reservations for the Chicago Bus Trip on Saturday, July 1, need to be returned by May 27.   The cost is $35.  You may enjoy the 20th annual "Taste of Chicago" and/or the 10th annual "Country Music Festival." in dowtown Chicago.  Shopping and museums are also nearby.  Questions?  Contact Cindy Berning (459-6883).  Registration forms are included in this morning's bulletin.

The men's softball team has two games this week.  They face Zion (Decatur) on Tuesday, May 16, and Flatrock on Wednesday, May 17.  Both games begin at   7:00 p.m. and will be played at Hoagland.

The LYF will have a paper/aluminum can drive this Saturday, May 20.  LYF members should be at the Parish Hall at 8:00 a.m.  If you wish the youth to stop at your home, please contact Corbin or Lisa Bultemeier or Pastor Dahling.

Don't forget to bring items for the LWML ingathering to church by Sunday, June 11.  The Evansville Rescue Mission and School Kits for Haiti are the recipients of the ingathering.  Items needed (Rescue Mission) are men's underwear, men's T-shirts, socks, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, disposable razors, and shaving cream and (School Kits) children's vitamins, 8" x 11" ruled paper (100-150 sheets), blunt scissors, ruler (centimeter & inches), pencil sharpener, eraser, and gallon Ziploc freezer bag.

There will be an AAL meeting following this morning's worship service.

Dear Members of Zion, Friedheim,

I would like to thank all those who kept me and my family in their prayers as we considered the call that had been extended to me.  The kind words and thoughts shared with us were greatly appreciated and very humbling.  The whole experience served to remind us how special Zion, Friedheim, is to us.  May the Lord continue to bless you as you have been a blessing to us.

Marv Drier

Wyneken News

The Annual 7th/8th grades Sports Banquet will be held on Monday, May 15.  The potluck dinner begins at 6:30 p.m.  Each family is asked to bring two dishes to share (one main dish and one salad, vegetable, or dessert dish) along with your own table service. 

Beginning band members will have practice on Monday, May 15, and Thursday, May 18.  Advanced band will not have practice on Wednesday, May 17.

All library books must be returned by Friday, May 19.

Market Day orders need to be returned by Tuesday, May 23.  Pick-up date is  Monday, June 5,  from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Wyneken cafeteria.  Order forms are in this morning's bulletin.

A carnival/fun day is being planned for our Pre-K through 4th grade students on Friday, May 26 (with a rain date of June 1).  If you want to help, please contact your child's teacher as soon as possible.

8th grade graduation will be held on Tuesday, May 30, at 8:00 p.m. at Bingen.

The last day of school is Friday, June 2.  This will be a half-day with dismissal after morning chapel.  There is no bus transportation home for all students.

See Kris Blomenberg or Becky DeKoninck after the worship service this morning if you wish to purchase some SCRIP.  You may especially wish to think of items needed for those upcoming graduation parties and purchase SCRIP to satisfy those needs. 

Donate your kindness!  The Resource Room at Wyneken needs your help in serving the Lord!  Thousands of people in Mexico are in need of eyeglasses and hearing aids, but cannot afford to buy them on their own.  Please help support our service project and make this mission to Mexico possible by donating your old eyeglasses and/or hearing aids!  A drop box is available in your church lobby and at the school entrance.  Monetary gifts are also welcome!  Thank you!

We pray for the safety of our students and chaperones as they go on end-of-the-year trips.  Our second graders head for the Ohio Caverns on Monday, May 15.   Fourth graders will go to Conner Prairie on Tuesday, May 16.  Our  8th graders  leave for  Washington, DC on Tuesday and return on Saturday, May 20.  The  7th grade  will head for Greenfield Village on Wednesday, May 17.  In addition our K-4th grades will be attending a play at  Bethlehem (Ossian) on Friday, May 19.

The Germann Servanthood Scholarship is awarded to a Wyneken graduate who is attending a Synodical college and intends to serve in a church-related profession (or is taking Synodical "colloquy" classes).  Awards will be given up to $750 per school year.  Please contact Rich Schwantz at 493-1454 or E-mail him at rschwantz@wyneken.org  for more information.

Check in the school office for information regarding summer sports camps.


The JV girls will play Central at home at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, May 15.  On Wednesday, May 17, the JV girls play Concordia away at 4:15 p.m.  

ATTENDANCE:  Confirmation Sunday - 298 with 149 receiving Holy Communion; Sunday School - 35


Amount Received

Amount Needed

Home Purpose




$307.00  $346.15

YTD Received

YTD Needed
Home Purpose


Missions $7,323.61 $6,576.85

The door collection for the Gideons was $92.



9:00 A.M.

Worship Service

Door Collection for LWML
10:15 A.M. Sunday School & Bible Class
10:15 A.M.

AAL Meeting

MONDAY 6:30 P.M.

7th/8th Grade Sports Banquet


Early Bird Bible Class @ Bingen

8:30 A.M.

Morning Glories Workday

7:00 P.M.

Men's softball game vs. Zion @ Hoagland 

7:30 P.M.

LWML Quarterly Meeting

WEDNESDAY 8:20 A.M. Chapel at Wyneken
All Day 

Tabea Society extra quilting

7:00 P.M. Choir
7:00 P.M. Men's softball vs. Flatrock @ Hoagland 

9:00 A.M.

LWML Bible Class @ Dorothy Heckman's

SATURDAY 8:00 A.M. LYF Paper Drive


May 21

9:00 A.M.

Worship Service with Holy Communion
(Choir Service of Song)

10:30 A.M. Sunday School & Bible Class

The Lutheran Hymnal midi files copyright 1998 Rev. Richard Jordan, used by permission