Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

We welcome all that worship with us. If you are visiting us this morning, please take a moment to sign one of our guest registries, which are located in either entranceway of the church. If you are communing, please take a moment to complete a communion registration card. There are extra cards in either entranceway of the church. Please place the card in the offering plate or give it to one of the Deacons. Please worship with us again soon.

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Christmas 2

January 3,1999

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Order of Worship

Page 15

Hymns

TLH #99; #118; #84; #91; #409; #121

The Readings

A Theology of the Word
Isaiah 61:10 - 62:3 God's Servant is clothed with the garments of righteousness and salvation
Ephesians 1:3-6, 15-18 Christ, the Word, blesses the faithful with sonship and wisdom
John 1:14-18 The Word is incarnate in Jesus Christ

The Sermon

"God's Plan from the Beginning"
Ephesians 1:3-6 15-18

God's eternal Christmas plan for the world
1. Christmas began before the world was made.
2. Christmas happened at Bethlehem.
3. Christmas is taking place today in the life of the New Testament church.

The Accolyte

Adam Buuck

+ SOLI DEO GLORIA +

Announcements

We remember Eldine Boese who is a patient at Adams County Memorial Hospital in our prayers. We pray that the Great Physician will be with her and all others in need.

We rejoice with Mike and Dawn (Gallmeyer) Miller who were blessed with a healthy baby girl, Emily Elizabeth, on Wednesday, December 30. May the Good Shepherd keep an ever watchful eye on this most precious of His lambs.

We remember those members who are celebrating birthdays this week Pastor Dahling, David Buuck, Brett Gallmeyer, Sheila Putteet, Davon Bultemeier Waldo Conrad, Kris Blomenberg. Lori Caston, and Dennis Schuller. We also remember Ken Germann, our Learning Center teacher, in our prayers. May the Lord continue to guide, direct and bless their lives.

Hopelessness may be common in the secular world, but it is not found in God's kingdom. Learn how to put pessimism behind you. Hear Dr. Wallace Schulz’s message, "Arise, Shine, for Your Light has Come," on The Lutheran Hour next Sunday. The program is broadcast at 7:35 a.m. on WOWO and at 8:05 a.m. on 92.7 FM.

Lutheran Hour Ministries sponsors the "Woman to Woman" program. It can be heard on WLAB (88.3 FM) at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday or 11:00a.m. on WLYV (1450 AM) on Sunday. The program on January 10 is "Is the Church Relevant for Today?" Many people are noting the growing hunger for authentic spirituality but feel the church of today is out of touch. What are people looking for today? And, what does the church have to offer?

The Sunday School children have again brought their mite collections for the Vision 2000 campaign to church this morning. We thank them for this donation.

Friedheim's men's basketball team will play United Brethren at 6:00 p.m. at Monmouth tomorrow night.

The Annual Report will be put together soon. If you are to submit a report, please have it to the church office by Thursday, January 7. Thanks in advance for your help.

The audit of the church books will be held next Sunday January 10, at 1:00 p.m. the Parish Hall (Chapel Room) Questions? Contact Wally Bultemeier.

It's not too late to register for February's Fabulous Family Retreat at Camp Lutherhaven on February 6-7! New activities, speakers, and friends will be present. Plenty of free time will also be available to do activities as families. Call 219-636-7101 for more information. There are also registration forms in either entranceway of the church.

There will be no Sunday School or Bible Class this morning. Classes will resume next Sunday January 10.

There will be a door collection for Concordia Seminary today.

Have you remembered your "Prayer Partner" lately?

The January 1999 calendar listed a School Board meeting on both January 7 and January 14. There is no meeting on the 7th. Please correct this on your calendar.

WYNEKEN NEWS

Market Day order pick-up date is Monday, January 11, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Questions? Please visit www.marketday.com or contact Anne Fuhrmann.

The second quarter ends on Thursday, January 14. Report cards will go home on Wednesday, January 20.

There will be no school on Friday, January 15, because of teacher in-service.

It's Super Bowl time again! Get ready for your party by ordering sub sandwiches from the 8th graders. These 6-inch subs are made with ham, turkey, salami, and two kinds of cheese and are only $2.50. Orders can be picked up at Wyneken on Friday, January 29 or after church on Sunday, January 31. There were order forms in your January newsletter. Forms are also available in either entranceway of the church. You can give your order to any 8th grade student. Friedheim's 8th graders are Dan Buuck, Joey Des Jean, Kevin Heckman, Craig Linnemeier, and Zach Stoppenhagen.

SCRIP will be available today following the worship service. Thanks to all who have used this program. If you haven't yet tried it, why not consider purchasing some grocery store SCRIP. Gerber's, Kroger, Meijer's, Sturges, Scott’s, Health Matters, and Swiss Way Cheese are all participating vendors. See Kris Blomenberg this morning if you wish to make a purchase or if you have questions about the program.

Basketball News

The varsity girls will play Concordia at home on Tuesday, January 5, at 4:15 p.m. The varsity boys will face Concordia at 5:30 p.m. following the girl’s game.

The 5th and 6th grade girls will play St. Peter at home on Thursday, January 7. The fifth grade will play at 4:15 p.m. and the 6th grade will play at 5:30p.m.

Good luck to our 6th grade girls and boys, as they will be participating in the Flatrock tourney this weekend, January 9 & 10. Please see a player for game times.

ATTENDANCE: Christmas Eve Children's Program - 415; Christmas Day Worship Service – 186 with 84 receiving Holy Communion; Sunday Worship Service - 281

OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Amount Received

Amount Needed

Home Purpose

$5,208.22 $5,259.62

Christmas Eve

$1,132.35

Christmas Day

$1,803.15

Missions

$261.00 $344.23

YTD Received

YTD Needed

Home Purpose

$241,241.86 $273,500.42

Missions

$17,477.11 $17,900.00

 

THIS WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

TODAY

9:00 A.M.

Worship Service

MONDAY

7:00 P.M. Adult Bible Class

TUESDAY

6:00 A.M.

Early Bird Bible Class @ Bingen

9:00 A.M. Morning Glories
7:00 P.M. Elders & Trustees Meetings
7:30 P.M. Board of Finance Meeting

8:00 P.M.

Council Meeting
WEDNESDAY

8:20 A.M.

Chapel at Wyneken

All Day

Tabea Society

7:00 P.M.

Choir Practice
THURSDAY

9:00 A.M.

LWML Bible Class at Marlene Conrad's

Board & Committee Reports for Annual Report due in church office

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

January 10 9:00 A.M. Worship Service.
10:15 A.M. Sunday School & Bible Class
10:15 A.M. LYF Meeting
1:00 P.M. Audit
January 12 7:30 P.M LWML Quarterly Meeting