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. Please worship with us again soon.

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Pentecost 22

October 24, 1999

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Order of Worship

Page 5

Choir

"Great is the Lord"

Hymns

TLH #584;#575; & #577

The Readings

Nations Under God
Isaiah 45:1-7 God chooses and uses a nation to accomplish His will
1 Thessalonians 1:1-5a A people renders to God His due
Matthew 22:15-21 A Christian's duel responsibility to God and nation

The Sermon

"Coins of Commitment"
Matthew 22:15-21

As Christians, we render--

1. The coin of commitment to Caesar, the king
        A. Taxes
        B. Service to country
        C. Obedience to the laws of justice
2. The coin of commitment to God the KING of kings
        A. Tithes
        B. Service to the Church
        C. Obedience to the law of love

The Accolyte

Brian Moeller

+ SOLI DEO GLORIA +

Announcements

We remember our members celebrating birthdays this week -- Marlene DeKoninck, Karen Gallmeyer, Addy Schuller, Kevin Heckman, Tammy Bickel, John Kock, Karen Buuck, Shirley Buuck, Dale Gallmeyer, Deb Bergman, Ron Buuck, Stephanie Evans and Karly Everett. We also remember, in our prayers, our third/fourth grade teacher, Ruth Armao, and our public school teacher, Monica Stoppenhagen. May the Lord continue to guide, direct, and bless their lives.

May the Great Physician grant health and strength to all who are in need of His presence in their lives. We especially remember, in our prayers this morning, Andy Buuck, who is at home recuperating from surgery, and also Eugene Burger, Anne Hess' father, who is at Parkview Hospital.

The flowers on the altar this morning were given to the glory of God, in honor of Ron and Kathy Bultemeier, by their children, for their anniversary today.

"My Lord, Katie," Martin Luther affectionately called her. 1999 marks the 500th birthday of this most famous of all pastors' wives. Speaking on Psalm 128, Dr. Dale Meyer uses the life of Katie Luther to illustrate some Biblical and Reformation truths. Hear Dr. Meyer's message, "The Angels Laugh, the Devils Weep" on The Lutheran Hour. The show airs on WOWO at 7:35 a.m. (8:05 a.m. on 92.7 FM) on Sunday.

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 11:00 a.m. on WLYV (1450 AM) on Sunday. Listen to next week's program, "Dangerous Marriage" Are there characteristics of an abuser? Is there somewhere to turn for help? Why Me? Guests give advice, insight and hope for victims of domestic violence.

Council Members: the October council meeting minutes are in your slots in the entry ways, in preparation for the November 2nd council meeting.

AAL is sponsoring a brunch next Sunday, October 31, after Sunday School and Bible Class; election of officers will be held, but their will be NO meeting.

Aid Association for Lutherans (AAL) has donated $150.00 to our congregation as part of its support to Lutheran churches. This support provides charitable donations to Lutheran congregations, that may suffer losses in offerings when parishioners become disabled. Donations are given, if AAL members of a congregation become disabled, and are receiving benefits from AAL disability income insurance. Thanks AAL!!

Next Vision 2000 Event!! Chili Supper - November 12th from 5:00p.m.--?  Come celebrate the success of "Cornfusion"!! Pastor's favorite chili recipe is Bobby Knight's Chili. Do you have a favorite recipe? We are looking for 2 or 3 more chili recipes to make. Please call Shirley Hormann, Sylvia Scheumann or Mary Gallmeyer, if you have a recipe we could use.

Only 2 weekends left to get "Cornfusion" Souveniers!! We have caps, cup- coolers, and yoyos; there is also, a complete size assortment of T-shirts in sizes Child's Medium through Adult XXXL, in both the "Corn Guy" and Maze logo styles. We have also added postcards with a color aerial photo of the entire maze. Pick any of the "Cornfusion" items and let people know you were part of an extraordinary fundraising effort!! Best of all, we've reduced prices for the end of the season.

Do you have any Indian corn, carrots, pumpkins, gourds, apples, or other fall produce? Would you like to donate it at the produce stand at "Cornfusion"? We are open through the week as well as on weekends. Bring your produce to the "Cornfusion" sight. Place it in the cooler wagon or on the tables. Call Teri Conrad (724-8464), if you have any questions.

Just a reminder that "Cornfusion" and the Haunted Maze will be open next weekend on Friday, October 29 and Saturday, October 30, and also on Sunday, October 31. The Haunted Maze is fully staffed at this time, but the daytime "Cornfusion" still has openings . Please contact any member of the staffing committee (Ron or Bonnie Buuck, Les or Karen Conrad, Don or Shirley Gehres, or Delmar or Joyce Heckman), if you can help.

ATTENDANCE: Worship Service 297 - with 166 receiving Holy Communion; Adult Bible Class -23; Sunday School - 71

Wyneken News

There will be 8th graders, in the entry ways after church this morning, to take orders for wreaths and poinsettias. The delivery of the greenery will be prior to Thanksgiving, with poinsettia delivery shortly after; -- (Friedheim's 8th graders are Chelsae Armao, Nathan Conrad, Drew Heckman, Valerie Jackson, Cheryl Kiefer, Jason Miller, Brian Moeller, and Megan Schamerloh.) The 8th grade will also have home interior candles for your holiday needs; they will be available for purchase until December 4. Proceeds from these fund raisers will help pay for the 8th grade's Washington D.C. Trip, next spring.

The varsity band will again be marching in the Calithumpian Parade on Monday, October 25, at 7:00p.m. Band members are to have their instruments only with them; do not bring your cases. Please be in costume, and at the entrance to Stratton Park, by 6:30p.m. Due to the parade, beginner band practice will be cancelled on Monday.

The first semester ended on Thursday, October 21; report cards will be coming home with your child on Monday, October 25.

Christmas card orders are expected to be delivered on Tuesday, October 26.

Parent/Teacher conferences will be held in the afternoon and evening on Tuesday, October 26 and Wednesday, October 27. On Tuesday, October 26, school will be dismissed at 10:40 a.m., ALL students will need to have transportation home on this day. On Wednesday, October 27, school will be dismissed at 10:40 a.m., East Allen Students will need to have transportation home on this day. Thursday, October 28 and Friday, October 29, school will be closed, while our teachers attend a conference in Indianapolis..

Thursday, October 28, the Wyneken PTL is sponsoring a Wyneken only skating party from 6:30-8:30p.m. at the Rage in Decatur. Admission is $2.00 at the door with skate rental of $1.50, if needed.

Saturday, December 4, is the day for the 7th annual Wyneken craft show. There are still some tables left. If you would like to have a booth at this show, please contact Shelly Kiefer at 547-4327.

Scrip has a new vendor!! Preble Gardens has new owners, Eric and Tina Blum; They are offering $5.00 and $10.00 certificates for purchase through our SCRIP program. Please consider this new vendor in your future purchases; if you wish to purchase SCRIP today, see Kris Blomenberg after the worship service this morning. This program helps our Wyneken school and students.

OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Amount Received

Amount Needed

Home Purpose

$4,424.62

$5,010.16

Missions

$ 415.00 $348.15

YTD Received

YTD Needed

Home Purpose

$161,905.89 $210,426.72

Missions

$11,800.00* $14,538.30

*NOTE: Our Missions' Budget deficiency will be paid out of our Home Purpose receipts at year-end, if we do not stay current.

THIS WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

TODAY

9:00 A.M.

Worship Service

10:15 A.M.

Sunday School & Bible Class

Noon to 6:00 P.M.

Cornfusion Open

MONDAY

7:00 P.M. Adult Bible Class

TUESDAY

6:00 A.M.

Early Bird Bible Class @ Bingen

9:00 A.M. Morning Glories
7:30 P.M. LWML Quarterly Meeting
WEDNESDAY

8:20 A.M.

Chapel at Wyneken

7:00 P.M.

Choir Practice
THURSDAY

9:00 A.M.

LWML Bible Class @ Dorothy Heckman's
FRIDAY

7:00 P.M. -  11:00 P.M. 

Haunted maze at Cornfusion
SATURDAY

Noon to Dusk

Cornfusion Open        

7:00 P.M. -  11:00 P.M. 

Haunted maze at Cornfusion

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

October 31

9:00 A.M. Worship Service w/Holy Communion
10:15 A.M. Sunday School & Bible Class
11:00 A.M. AAL Election & Brunch
Noon to 6:00 P.M. Cornfusion Open
7:00-11:00 P.M. Haunted Maze @ Cornfusion

November 1

7:00 P.M. Monday Night Bible Class

November 2

6:00 A.M. Early Bird Bible Class @ Bingen
9:00 A.M. Morning Glories
7:00 P.M. Elders/Trustees Meeting
7:30 P.M. Board of Finance Meeting
8:00 P.M. Council Meeting

November 3

8:20 A.M. Chapel at Wyneken

7:00 P.M.

Choir Practice

November 4

9:00 A.M.

LWML Bible Class
November 5--6

Boys' Basketball Tournament in Indianapolis