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, please take a moment to complete a communion registration card. There are cards in either entrance way of the church. The card may be given to one of the Deacons or placed in the offering plate. Please worship with us again soon.

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Christmas 2

January 2, 2000

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Order of Worship

Page 15

The Choir

"Father Let Me Dedicate"

Hymns

TLH #76, #78, #85; #79

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 1:1-18 The Word is incarnate in Jesus

The Sermon

"What's the Good Word for Today?"
                   John 1:1-18

Look at the Word that came into the world
1. A divine Word (v. 1) - "The Word was God."
2. An eternal Word (v. 2) - "He was in the beginning with God."
3. A personal Word (v. 14) - "The Word became flesh."
4. A fruitful Word (vv. 12, 16) - "Children of God, Grace upon grace"

The Accolyte

Brian Moeller

+ SOLI DEO GLORIA +

Announcements

We remember our members celebrating birthdays this week -- Pastor Dahling, David Buuck, Brett Gallmeyer, Sheila Putteet, Davon Bultemeier, and Waldo Cornad. We also remember Elizabeth Kiefer whose name was inadvertently left off last week's listing. In addition, we remember in our prayers our Wyneken principal, Jim Krupski. 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 Ernie Muller and Sam Derrow (Misty Gehres' father) who is a patient at Lutheran Hospital.

We rejoice with Todd and Misty Gehres on the birth of their son, Oliver Doyle, on Christmas Day. May the Good Shepherd keep an ever-watchful eye on him

There will be a door collection today for Concordia Seminary.

Witches are now openly worshipping at some U.S. military bases. Witches and evil spirits serve the devil. However, when Jesus died on the cross, He "disarmed the rulers and authorities and made a public spectacle of them." (Colossians 2:15) Hear Dr. Wallace Schulz's message, "Beware of Witchcraft," 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 on WLYV (1450 AM) at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday. Next week's program will be "Using Good Cents." Now that the holidays are over it's time to implement changes that will put you back in control of your finances.

Friedheim's men's basketball team will be playing United Brethren on Monday, January 3, at 6:00 p.m. at Monmouth.

The church books will be audited on Sunday, January 9, at 1:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall basement.

There will be no Sunday School and Bible classes this morning. Classes will resume next Sunday.

Sunday School Teachers: The Sunday School materials for this quarter has arrived and are in the Parish Hall in the craft room. If you wish to look this material over prior to next Sunday's class, you may pick up the material at any time.

The Morning Glories will be getting items ready for our Soup & Sandwich dinner in March (as well as next fall's craft shows). They will meet at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday mornings beginning this Tuesday, January 4. Come to the Parish Hall and be a part of this group!

Council Minutes: The minutes from the December 7, 1999 Council meeting are in your slots in the entrance way of the church. If you are new to Council, the minutes can be found as follows:

North Side: Elders, Deacons, Trustees, Treasurer, Board of Education, Financial Secretary
South Side: Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Recording Secretary, Synodical Treasurer, Friedheim Foundation, Deacons, Board of Evangelism

The next Council meeting will be Tuesday, January 4.

The LYF will have a gym night at Wyneken on Sunday, January 9. The meeting will run from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Parents are encouraged to come to the business portion of the meeting. The possibility of going on the European trip will be discussed. Also on the agenda is fundraising. The LYF may be having a spaghetti dinner on Sunday, January 30, after the worship service. Come to the meeting to find out what's going on!

Please have any reports which need to be included in the Annual report in the church office by Thursday, January 6. Thanks for your help!!

Wyneken News

Beginning January 3 any lunch account that exceeds $20 owed will be given three school days to make payment or the student will be asked to carry lunch until payment is made. If you have any questions about your account, please contact Darrell Ehlerding at 547-4229.

Tomorrow, January 3, the day the students return from vacation, the entire school will observe 2000 seconds of reading. This event begins at 9:15 a.m. You are welcome to join by coming to school or by reading at home that day.

Market Day pick-up date is Monday, January 10, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The end of the second quarter will be on Thursday, January 13, with report cards coming home the following week.

There will be no school on Friday, January 14.

Are some of those holiday bills starting to come in? Just a reminder that you can use SCRIP to pay off your charges at L. S. Ayres, Lowes, Kohl's, and J. C. Penney's. See Kris Blomenberg after the worship service.

Basketball News

Following is the game schedule for the first two weeks of January.

Monday, January 3

JV girls - 4:15 p.m. - Unity (away)
JV boys - 5:30 p.m. - Unity (away)

Wednesday, January 5

Varsity girls B - 4:15 p.m. - Concordia (away)
Varsity boys B - 5:30 p.m. – Concordia (away)

Saturday, January 8

Varsity girls A - 9:15 a.m. - Flatrock (home)
Varsity boys A - 10:30 a.m. - Flatrock (home)

Saturday, January 8

JV girls and JV boys Flatrock tournament – See a player for game times and opponents

Sunday, January 9

JV girls and JV boys Flatrock tournament – See a player for game times and opponents

Monday, January 10

Varsity girls A - 4:15 p.m. - St. Peters (home)
Varsity boys A - 5:30 p.m. - St. Peters (home)

Tuesday, January 11

JV girls - 5:00 p.m. - Bethlehem (Ossian) (home)
JV boys 6:15 p.m. - Bethlehem (Ossian) (home)

Wednesday, January 12

Varsity boys B - 5 p.m. - Adams Central (home)
Varsity boys A - 6:15 p.m. - AC (home)

Thursday, January 13

5th grade girls - 4:15 p.m. - ESM (home)
6th grade girls -5:30 p.m. - ESM (home)
5th grade boys - 4:15 p.m. - ESM (away)
6th grade boys - 5:30 p.m. - ESM (away)

Saturday, January 15

Varsity girls A - 9:15 a.m. - Zion/Emmaus (away)
Varsity boys A - 10:30 a.m. - Zion/Emmaus (away)

Good luck to our JV teams in the Flatrock tourney this coming weekend.

ATTENDANCE: Christmas Eve Worship Service - 416; Christmas Day Worship Service - 154 with 95 receiving Holy Communion; Sunday Worship Service - 216

OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Amount Received

Amount Needed

Home Purpose

$4,694.48

$5,010.16 

Christmas Eve

$1,160.01

Christmas Day

$1,557.66

Missions

$782.00 $346.15
YTD Received YTD Needed
Home Purpose $211,376.86 $260,528.42
Missions  $16,048.42 $18,000.00

THIS WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

TODAY

9:00 A.M.

Worship Service

MONDAY

6:00 P.M

Men's basketball at Monmouth

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 Doris Conrad's

Reports for Annual Report due in church office

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

January 9

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

10:15 A.M

AAL Meeting

1:00 P.M.

Audit

January 10

7:00 P.M

Adult Bible Class

January 11

7:30 P.M.

LWML Quarterly Meeting

January 13

8:00 P.M. School Board at Wyneken

NOTE: Minutes from the October Quarterly Voters' Meeting as well as the December 13, 1999 Election and Budget meeting are in either entrance of the church. If you wish to look these minutes over prior to the Annual meeting, please pick up a copy as you leave the worship service this morning.

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