Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

We welcome all who 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 entrance way of the church. Please worship with us again soon.

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First Sunday in Advent

November 28, 1999

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Order of Worship

The Great "O" Antiphons of Advent


TLH #66, 62, 59

The Choir

"O Jesus Grant Me Hope"

The Readings

Isaiah 63:16-17; 64:1-8
1 Corinthians 1:3-9
Mark 13:32-37

The Sermon

        "You Can Count on God"
             1 Corinthians 1:3-9

The Accolyte

Cheryl Kiefer



We remember our members celebrating birthdays this week -- Bradley Schamerloh, Kristie Brown, Alma Miller, Paul Fuhrmann and Joseph DesJean. We also remember, in our prayers, our kindergarten teacher, Rae Fuhrmann. 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, Eugene Burger, Anne Hess' father, who is at Parkview Hospital.

We welcome into membership Peter, Anne and Nathaniel Hess, through a transfer from Christ the King Lutheran Church, in Idaho.  Welcome to Friedheim!

Council Members: The minutes from the November Council Meeting are in your slots to pickup.  The next meeting is on Tuesday, December 7.

Parents!  Today we will be handing out a copy of the Christmas Eve Service to your children during Sunday School.  The first three Sundays in December will be our practice times during Sunday School.  Please bring your children to these important practices and encourage them to participate.

December can be a mad rush and modern life a dash.  Are you getting the help you need to make it?  On the basis of John 9:4, Dr. Dale Meyer opens the December Lutheran Hour broadcasts with a message on "The Dash."  Hear Dr. Schulz's message, "The Dash!" 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 10:00a.m. on Saturday or on WLYV (1450 AM) at 11:00a.m. on Sunday. Listen to next week's program, "Surving Myself."   Acclaimed actress Jennifer O'Neill tells her personal and compelling story of poor choices and tragedy in search of love and acceptance.

Friedheim's Men's Basketball Team will not have a game this week.   Their next game is Monday, December 6, at 7:00p.m. at Monmouth Elementary School Gymnasium.

Altar Guild Members: Items being donated for the Thanksgiving display need to be at church by Noon on Wednesday, November 24. We will set up the display at 1:00p.m.; everyone who can help is welcome.

The Morning Glories will have a booth at the Wyneken's Craft Bazaar on Saturday, December 4 from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. If you have any items to donate, bring them to the Parish Hall on Tuesday, November 30.  We will be setting up after school on Friday, December 3.  If you need any additional information or would like to help, call Shirley Buuck or Marlene Conrad.

The Lutheran Home has asked Friedheim to supply the December birthday cakes. Cake pans will be available for your use, and the cakes will be delivered to the Lutheran Home. Nine (9) cakes are needed -- two (2) angel food cakes (one iced and one plain), three (3) chocolate, two (2) yellow and two (2) white. If you would be willing to donate a cake(s); would like a cake pan; or need any additional information, please contact Margaret Buuck. Please have your cakes in the church basement by 12 Noon, on Tuesday, December 7.

The Trustees will be accepting bids for the Parish Hall Custodian and Lawn and Groundskeeper positions from now through December 5. Please contact one of our trustees, Donald Bultemeier, Calvin Buuck, Roger Buuck or Steve Conrad, if you are interested in bidding or need any additional information.

Advent by Candlelight will take place tomorrow, November 29, at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall.   Let us prepare our hearts and minds to welcome the Savior at His birth

We will also be having a voluntary ingathering for the Crisis Pregnancy Center; you may bring something from the list below with you, on November 29.

1. Infant shirts - 6 to 12 months, in solid colors.
2. Baby bottles- New
3. Booties & socks - newborn to 18 months.
4. All sizes disposable diapers
5. Maternity clothing, tops and jeans.
6. Baby formula - (Similac w/Iron, is the most used).
7. One piece sleepers - newborn to 18 months.
8. Cloth diapers

Sunday, November 28, at 3:00p.m. is the date and time for the installations, of Reverend Russell Fuhrmann at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ligonier, and of Reverend James Bushur at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Union.

ATTENDANCE: Worship Service - 271 with 166 receiving Holy Communion; Sunday School - 66; Bible Class - 23; Monday Night Bible Class - 9; Early Bird Bible Class - 6.

Wyneken News & Sports

Market Day Orders can be picked up in the cafeteria Monday, November 29, at 6:30p.m. For a Happy Valentine's Day, plan ahead and order $30.00 or more for December, January and February, and be entered in a drawing to win some Valentine steaks or the Valentine dessert of the month. Remember, you must order $30.00 or more each month.

Just a reminder! Your AAL Volunteer Sheet needs to be returned to school by Monday, November 29. All student and family members are encouraged to volunteer, at least one hour, in service to others.

The November Chapel Offerings, sponsored by the 2nd and 6th grade, are once again "adopting a family", through Lutheran Social Services. A donation list was included in the November newsletter, and is also available on the bulletin board outside the school office. Donations can be left in the hallway outside the school office. Thank you, for your generosity.

Mini 4-H will have a recognition party for all 1999 Wyneken participants on Tuesday, November 30, from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Parents please arrange a ride home for your children at 5:00p.m.

Saturday, December 4, from 9:00a.m.-2:00p.m. is the 7th Annual Wyneken Craft Show, sponsored by the 8th grade class.  Lunch will be served.   Plan to attend and get an early start on your Christmas shopping.

The 8th grade will be selling Mike's Carwash certificates for $6.00 each, during the month of November, and will continue to sell the home interior candles for your holiday needs,; through December 4. Friedheim's 8th Graders are: Chelsae Armao, Nathan Conrad, Drew Heckman, Valerie Jackson, Cheryl Kiefer, Jason Miller, Brian Moeller and Megan Schamerloh. A Big Thank you, to everyone who has already contributed toward our fundraisers, thus far.

SCRIP NEWS! Please keep SCRIP in mind for your holiday shopping, and as a welcome gift. Help yourself and our school at the same time; see Kris Blomenberg after the worship service, for SCRIP today.

Monday, November 29, the Varsity Girl's A Team will play at Concordia at 4:15 p.m. the Varsity Boy's A Team will play at Concordia at 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 2, the Varsity Girl's B Team will play at St. Peter-Immanuel at 5:00 p.m. the Varsity Boy's B Team will play at St. Peter-Immanuel at 6:15 p.m.

Thursday, December 2, the 5th Grade Girl's Team will play at St. Peter's-Goeglein at 4:15 p.m. the 6th Grade Girl's Team will play at St. Peter's-Goeglein at 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 2, the 5th Grade Boy's Team will play St. Peter's-Goeglein at 4:15 p.m. the 6th Grade Boy's Team will play St. Peter's-Goeglein at 5:30 p.m.   Both games will be played at Wyneken.

Saturday, December 4, the 5th and 6th Grade Boys will be playing games vs. St. Joe and St. Peter-Immanuel; check your coaches for the times and places.


Amount Received

Amount Needed

Home Purpose

$3,222.38 $5,010.16


$ 320.00 $348.15

YTD Received

YTD Needed

Home Purpose

$179,033.12 $235,477.52


$13,393.00 $16,269.05



9:00 A.M. Worship Service
10:15 A.M. Sunday School & Bible Class


7:00 P.M.

Advent By Candlelite @ Parish Hall


6:00 A.M. Early Bird Bible Class @ Bingen


9:00 A.M.

Morning Glories

7:00 P.M. Choir Practice

8:20 A.M.

Morning Chapel at Wyneken

All Day

Tabia Society

12 Noon

Midweek Advent Worship Service
7:30 P.M. Midweek Advent Worship Service
THURSDAY 9:00 A.M. LWML Bible Class @ Dorothy Heckman's
9 A.M.-2 P.M. Wyneken Craft Bazaar
5:30 P.M. Jordan/Brandt Wedding


December 5

9:00 A.M. Worship Service w/ Holy Communion
10:30 A.M. Sunday School & Bible Class

December 6

7:00 P.M. Monday Night Bible Class

7:00 P.M. Men's Basketball @ Monmouth

December 7

6:00 A.M. Early Bird Bible Class @ Bingen
9:00 A.M.

Morning Glories

7:00 P.M. Choir Practice

7:00 P.M.

Elders/Trustees Meeting

7:30 P.M.

Board of Finance Meeting
8:00 P.M. Council Meeting

December 8

8:20 A.M.

Morning Chapel at Wyneken

12 Noon

Midweek Advent Worship Service
7:30 P.M. Midweek Advent Worship Service

December 9

9:00 A.M. LWML Bible Class