Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

We welcome you to Friedheim to worship with us this morning.  If you are a visitor this morning, please take a moment to sign one of our guest registries which are located in both entry ways.  If you are communing this morning, please take a moment to complete a communion registration card and place the card in the offering plate or give it to one of the Deacons.  There are extra cards in either entrance way of the church.  Please worship with us again soon.
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Spring Choir Service

Easter 5
May 21, 2000

+ In Nomine Jesu +

The Ringing of the Church Bell

The Choral Opening

"Come, Let Us Sing"

The Confession & Absolution

TLH page 15

The Choir 

"Like as a Father"

The Theme of the Day

First Lesson Acts 8:26-40
Second Lesson I John 3:18-24
Gospel Lesson  John 15:1-8
The Nicene Creed TLH page 22
The Sermon Hymn  LW #58 "Jesus Has Come & Brings Pleasure"

Abide in Me
I John 3:18-24

Our confidence is found in Christ
1. Our sin might force us to lose confidence.
2. Our confidence is based on the promises of God in scripture.
3. Our confidence is demonstrated by obedience to God's holy  will. 

The Offerings are Gathered

The choir will sing "Amazing Grace" as the offerings are gathered.
The Prayers of the People of God at Zion, Friedheim
The Lord's Prayer

The Distribution

The Distribution Hymns

TLH #208 "Ye Sons and Daughters of the King"

"Love Came Down"The Choir

TLH #192 "Awake My Heart with Gladness"

The Post Communion Collect
The Benediction
The Choir "Let All Things Now Living"
The Acolyte Amy Erxleben



We thank the choir for the beautiful service this morning.  Their sharing the gift of music with us throughout the year has enhanced our worship services.  May the Lord continue to bless each of them.

We remember our members celebrating birthdays this week -- Madilyn Baumann, Nathan Bultemeier, Anna Franke, Julie Lehman, Peter Hess, Matt Knipstein, Ramona Bultemeier, Derek Schultz, and Ruby Werling.  In addition, we remember in our prayers our Wyneken 6th grade teacher, Dean Wass, as well as Dave Miller who teaches in the public school system.   May the Lord continue to guide, direct, and bless their lives.

We remember Clarence  and Irene Bultemeier in our prayers as they celebrate their 59th wedding anniversary on Thursday, May 25.  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 Gerhard Buuck.  

This week, Christians around the world will celebrate Jesus' ascension into heaven.  This is not only a glorious and majestic event of history; it affects your life.  Rev. Wallace Schulz explains what Jesus is doing, or want to do, for you. Hear Dr. Wallace Schulz's message,  "Jesus Intercedes for You before God's Throne,"  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.  

Today is the last day of Sunday School for the 1999-2000 school year.  The Sunday School picnic and Sunday School Recognition will be held on Sunday, June 4.

Thanks to all who helped at the two Morning Glory workdays.  Much was accomplished.  There are quilting and sewing projects that could be done this summer.  If you would like to work on any projects, please contact Marlene Conrad or Shirley Buuck.   The Morning Glories will resume meeting some time in August.

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.  Registrations need to be returned by June 10.  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.  Headliners at the country music festival include Randy Travis and Ty Herndin.  Of course, there will also   be other performers that day as well.  There will also be free line dancing lessons all day long.  Questions?  Contact Cindy Berning (459-6883). 

Parents of the Confirmation Class of 2000:  The proofs from Sunshine Studios have arrived.  Please take a moment to pick up your proofs and order forms this morning following the worship service.  The pictures will be in the sacristy.

The men's softball team has one game this week.  They face Fuelling at Hoagland on Monday, May 22, at 8:30 p.m. .

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.

Mark Saturday, June 24, on your calendar.  This is AAL night at the Wizards.  The game begins at 6:00 p.m.  Tickets can be purchased from Kathy Bultemeier for $5 until June 16.

There are some copies of the Lutheran Layman's League's newspaper, The Lutheran Layman, in both entry ways.  The paper provides information about Lutheran Hour Ministries.  If you are not a Lutheran Layman's League member, this is an excellent opportunity to become familiar with its programs.  Please take a paper home with you.

Lutheran Home Auxiliary is sponsoring their 4th annual chicken barbecue dinner at Lutheran Homes on Friday, June 16, with serving from 3:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Carry  outs are available.  The meal consists of one-half chicken, baked beans, coleslaw, cake, and lemonade.  Advance tickets are $5 with tickets at the door $5.50.  Presale tickets can be purchased from Margaret Buuck.

Wyneken News

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.  This is your last chance to order until next fall.

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).  All children are to bring a sack lunch and a drink with them.  They are also to bring $1 to help cover the costs of the day.  Children in grades 5-8 will be able to purchase pop and popcorn in the afternoon for 50.  Parent helpers need to be at school by 8:10 a.m. to get their instructions for the day.  If you want to help, please contact your child's teacher immediately.

Library books were due back last Friday.   Inventory of all library books will take place on Thursday, May 25.  Please have all books back to the library by that date.  Thanks!

All lunch accounts need to be paid in full by Friday, May 26.  Questions concerning your account can be directed to Darrel Ehlerding (547-4229).

May 22-26 is the last week of band.  All band music needs to be turned in by then.

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 at 11:15 a.m. after morning chapel.  Parents and friends are welcome to attend the  Awards Ceremony which will begin at 8:30 a.m.  Our kindergarten children will be singing at our closing chapel.  There is no bus transportation home for all students.   Please make sure your child has a way home.

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.  The  first graders are going to the Ft. Wayne Children's Zoo on Wednesday, May 24, while the split class goes to the zoo on Thursday, May 25.   The kindergarteners are heading for Amishville on Thursday, May 25.

The Bellmont Show Choir will be performing a few musical skits at our school on Wednesday, May 31, at 12:30 p.m.  Anyone is welcome to come and watch.

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

The Decatur Public Library is offering a three-month "partial year card" for $15.  Additional cards for family members living in the same household may be purchased for $5. 

A special thank you to the PTL for the purchase of a new digital camera.  Lots of activities are being photographed and now appear on the web page.  To view the photos log on to www.wyneken.org/pix.htm and remember to look at your monitor and say "cheese" when you open the page.


The varsity girls will play Emmanuel/St. Michael on Monday, May 22, at Concordia at 5:30 p.m.

Good luck to the varsity girls as tournament play begins on Thursday, May 25.  Check the parent note for time, location, and opponent.

ATTENDANCE:  Sunday Worship Service - 328; Sunday School - 53; Bible Class - 22; Early-bird Bible Class - 8


Amount Received

Amount Needed

Home Purpose




$210.00  $346.15

YTD Received

YTD Needed
Home Purpose $87,565.68 $100,207.40
Missions $7,533.61 $6,923.00



9:00 A.M.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

10:30 A.M.

Sunday School & Bible Class

MONDAY 7:00 P.M. Bible Class
8:30 P.M. Men's softball vs. Fuelling @ Hoagland 
TUESDAY 6:00 A.M. Early-bird Bible Class
WEDNESDAY 8:20 A.M.  Chapel @ Wyneken
THURSDAY 9:00 A.M. LWML Bible Class at Doris Conrad's


May 28

9:00 A.M.

Worship Service   

May 30

8:00 P.M.

8th Grade Graduation at Bingen

June 2 10:00 A.M.

Closing Chapel at Wyneken

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