Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

The following order of service was written by Dr. Martin Luther in 1528.  The Latin was replaced with the language of the people, and hymns are used to replace some of the spoken parts of the service, thus enabling the congregation to participate in the service.  The reading of the Gospel lesson in front of the people represents the Gospel going out to the ends of the earth.
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October 29, 2000

+ In Nomine Jesu +

The Entrance Hymn TLH  #262 "A Mighty Fortress is Our God"  
The Invocation
P:  In the Name of the Father, (+) and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.


The Introit of the Day
The Gloria

TLH #237 "All Glory Be to God on High"  

All glory be to God on high
Who hath our race befriended!
To us no harm shall now come nigh,
The strife at last is ended,
God showeth His good will to men,
And peace shall reign on earth again;
Oh, thank Him for His goodness!  

The Collect of the Day
The Choir

"Psalm 46"

Jeremiah 18:1-11
Revelation 14:6,7
Mark 13:5-11
The Creed

TLH #252 "We All Believe in One True God"

The Sermon Hymn

LW #328 "Thy Strong Word"

1. Thy strong word did cleave the darkness;
At thy speaking it was done.
For created light we thank thee,
While thine ordered seasons run.

Refrain: Alleluia, alleluia!  Praise to thee who light dost send!
              Alleluia, alleluia!  Alleluia without end!

2. Lo, on those who dwelt in darkness,
Dark as night and deep as death,
Broke the light of thy salvation,
Breathed thine own lifegiving breath.


3. Thy strong word bespeaks us righteous;
Bright with thine own holiness,
Glorious now, we press toward glory,
And our lives our hopes confess.


4. From the cross thy wisdom shining
Breaketh forth in conqu'ring might;
From the cross forever beameth
All thy bright redeeming light


5. Give us lips to sing thy glory,
Tongues thy mercy to proclaim,
Throats that shout the hope that fills us,
Mouths to speak thy holy name.
Alleluia, alleluia!  May the light which thou dost send
Fill our songs with alleluias, Alleluias without end!

6. God the Father, light-creator,
To thee laud and honor be.
To thee, Light of Light begotten,
Praise be sung eternally.
Holy Spirit, light-revealer, Glory, glory be to thee.
Mortals, angels, now and ever Praise the holy Trinity!

The Sermon

"Where are you living BC or AD?"
Jeremiah 31:31-34

The Gathering of the Morning Offerings
Prayers of the People of God at Friedheim
The Benediction

The Closing Hymn

TLH #266 "O God, Our Lord, Thy Holy Word"  

The Acolyte Matt Nidlinger


We have come here today to magnify and worship our wonderful Lord.  We are so happy that you have joined us and we want to welcome you.  If you are visiting, please sign your name in the guest registry.  There is a registry in either entrance way of the church.  We hope you will be blessed through God's Word and feel His presence.


We remember our members celebrating birthdays this week -- Deb Bergman, Ron Buuck, Stephanie Evans, Karly Everett, Anne Hess, Gregg Schultz, Sara Blomenberg, Olga Reifsteck, Elliot Gehres, and Lester Werling.   We also remember our 4th grade teacher, Ruth Armao, as well as Sandy Blomenberg who teaches at St. Peter-Immanuel, in our prayers.  Today we also remember one of our Sunday School teachers, Kris Blomenberg.  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 Eldora Schuemann  and Marlin Keidel who have returned home after hospital stays.

We rejoice with Kent and Kristie Brown on the birth of their son, Kevin Alan, on Monday, October 23, at Adams County Memorial Hospital.  May the Good Shepherd keep an ever-watchful eye on this most precious of His lambs.

We wish to thank Marv Drier for sharing his gift of music with us this morning.  It enhanced our worship service.

Pastor and his family will be at the Indianapolis tourney this weekend.  They will be leaving Friday afternoon and returning sometime on Sunday.  If you need pastoral care, please contact Rev. Tom Olson or Rev. Dan Brege.

Included in this morning's bulletin is a study guide ("Time in the Word") for this week.  Please take a few moments each day to go over this information.  The theme for this week is "The Root of Evil." 

Listen to  The Lutheran Hour.  The show airs on Sunday on WLW (700) out of  Cincinnati at 7:00 a.m. and on Van Wert stations WERT (1220) and WKSD (99.7 FM) at 10:30 a.m.  The program can also be heard on Sunday at 8:05 a.m. on WBZD (92.7 FM) and at  3:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on WFCV (1090).  

Today's the last day Cornfusion 2000 is open.  If you haven't made it out to this year's maze, make plans to do so today.  A special thanks to all who have helped with this project.  You are all simply a-maze-ing!

Have you purchased our new church cookbook yet?  You may wish to make that purchase soon as there are approximately 300 cookbooks left, with no plans to reorder.   The Helpful Hints Almanac is also be available.  Cookbooks are $8 while the Almanac is $4.  Questions?  Please contact one of the committee members (Becky DeKoninck, Karen Gallmeyer, Mary Gallmeyer, Shirley Hormann, or Sylvia Schuemann). 

Don't forget to turn in your nut/candy order form.  Extra order blanks are in either entrance way of the church.  Orders are due today.

Completed pledge forms need to be returned by next Sunday, November 5.  If you have misplaced your form, there are extra information packets in either entrance way of the church.  If you have any questions regarding the pledge, please feel free to contact one of our School Board members (Jim Heckman, Kim Schamerloh, or Stan Stoppenhagen) or a member of the Wyneken Expansion Finance Committee (Kathy Bultemeier, Denise Conrad, or Dave Miller).  They will be available following this morning's worship service to answer your questions.  Prayerfully consider your commitment to our school and keep Wyneken in your prayers.

Ladies, make plans to come to attend this year's Advent By Candlelight.  It will be held on Monday, December 4, with the doors opening at 6:30 p.m. and serving beginning at 7:00 p.m.  Hostesses will again be needed.  A registration form is included in this morning's bulletin.

Your Lutheran Witness renewal is needed today.  The subscription rate for this year will be $10 per subscription.  You may place your subscription envelope in the offering plate or contact the church office. 

Circle Friday, November 10, on the calendar for an "End-to-Vision 2000" celebration supper.  Soup and chili will be served.  Watch the bulletin and newsletter for more information.

The Lutheran Fastpitch Softball League will have its annual "Hall of Fame" round and square dance at the Hoagland Hayloft on Friday, November 10, from 9:00 p.m. to midnight.  Tickets are $3.50 and can be obtained from Steve Conrad.  Music is being provided by "Breakaway," who are making their farewell tour.

Our congregation's men's basketball season begins on Monday, November 13, at 6:00 p.m. at Monmouth.  Our team will face St. Mary's.   The league offers competition plus Christian fellowship.   Friedheim's team always has room for interested players.

It's clean up time at Cornfusion. Your help is needed on Saturday, November 4, beginning at 9:00 a.m.  Bring willing hands.  With everyone's help, this project should be done in no time.   Thanks in advance for your help!

Thank you to all for your prayers, cards, and words of kindness and support to me and my entire family during my sister Janell's  illness and death.  A special thank you to Pastor Dahling for his words of comfort and reassurance.  May the Good Shepherd guide and bless you all. --  Carma Conrad and family

I would like to thank everyone for the prayers, flowers, and cards I received during following my knee surgery.  I especially wish to thank Pastor Dahling for being there for me through some very trying days.  May the Great Physician be with each and everyone of you. --- Eldora Scheumann

Youth ushers for November  are Tyler Sorg and Adam/Devin Sielschott.

St. John's  Bingen invites you to their Swiss Steak/Chicken Dinner today with serving from 10:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.  Carryouts are available.  There will also be a bazaar and bake sale.

Bethlehem, Ossian, invites you to their Swiss Steak Dinner today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The menu includes Swiss steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, jello, pie, and drink.  A free will donation will be accepted.  The proceeds will go towards Phase II of construction for their school (mainly for the gym floor).

"God's Son has Made Me Free" is the theme of this year's concert by the Decatur Lutheran Chorale.  The concert will be held at Zion Lutheran Church, 10th and Monroe Streets on Sunday, November 12, at 5:00 p.m.  You are invited to attend.

Wyneken News

SCRIP is sponsoring a Holiday Contest.  If certain goals are reached on SCRIP sales from Sunday, October 29,  through Friday, November 10, our Wyneken students can earn an all school  pizza party or even a skating party.  See Kris Blomenberg to purchase your SCRIP after the worship service this morning. 

Band practice is a little different this week.  Varsity band will practice on Monday and Wednesday this week; while Beginner band will practice on Tuesday and Thursday this week.  The Varsity band will be participating in the Callithumpian Parade on Monday night, October 30.

Market Day pick-up is Tuesday, October 31, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the school lunchroom.

It's time to order your poinsettias and wreaths from the Wyneken 8th graders.  There is an order form in this morning's bulletin.  Our 8th graders  are taking orders now through November 3.  Guaranteed delivery is by early December.  You may give your order form to any Wyneken 8th grader.  (Friedheim's 8th graders are Henry Dahling, Amy DeKoninck, Ashley Fuhrmann, Laura Fuhrmann, Dawn Heckman, Alex Lichtle, David Mourey, Matt Nidlinger, and Andrew Werling.)

Picture retakes have been scheduled for Friday, November 3, beginning at 10:00 a.m.

There will be no East Allen bus service on Thursday, November 2, and Friday, November 3, because of their Parent/Teacher conferences.  Parents, please make arrangements to get your child to and from school those days.

Tuesday, November 7, is the date for the next PTL meeting.  Rev. Al Wingfield, of Concordia Seminary, will present a short seminar on "Time Management" following this 7:00 p.m. meeting.  Child care will be provided by the 8th grade class for $1 per child.

The 8th graders are sponsoring the Wyneken Craft Show which will be held on Saturday, December 2.  Show hours are 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  If you are interested in renting a booth or want more information, please contact Anne Fuhrmann at 547-4469.  Tables in the gym and library are $25 each while tables placed in the hallway are $15.

The Pre-K (4) through 2nd graders will present "The Little Christmas Tree" on Tuesday, December 5, at 7:00 p.m. in the Wyneken gym.  All are invited to attend.

Work is continuing on upgrading our Computer Room.  At this time, wires are being run throughout the buildings so the entire school is connected as one "network."   When the work is completed, a child may use their classroom computer to use networked programs (such as Accelerated Reader).  A special thanks to the Al Lautzenheiser family who have put in countless hours to make this possible.  Other volunteer laborers include Marv Drier, Dale Werling, and Kiess Electric.  Please take a few minutes to express your thanks.

Sporting News

We remember our 7th and 8th grade boys' basketball teams and cheerleading squads who will be participating in the Indianapolis Tournament this weekend.  They will be leaving for Indy on Friday, November 3.  We pray for the safety of  our players, cheerleaders, coaches, parents, and fans as they travel.

Spirit Days will be held this week to show support of our basketball teams.  Wednesday, November 1, will be "Dress Up Day;" Thursday, November 2, "Pajama Day;" Friday, November 3, "Red, White, & Blue Day."

A poster contest will also be held in conjunction with the tourney.  Posters need to be returned to any 8th grade cheerleader by Wednesday, November 1.

ATTENDANCE:  Sunday Worship Service  - 304;  Bible Class - 18; Sunday School - 53.


Amount Received

Amount Needed

Home Purpose




$930.26 $346.15

YTD Received

YTD Needed
Home Purpose $191,342.45 $215,244.91
Missions $14,415.50 $15,883.45



9:00 A.M. Worship Service
10:30 A.M.

Sunday School & Bible Class

Noon - 6:00 P.M.

Cornfusion Open

MONDAY 7:00 P.M. Adult Bible Class
TUESDAY 6:00 A.M. Early-bird Bible Class  
9:00 A.M. Morning Glories
WEDNESDAY 8:20 A.M. Chapel @ Wyneken
All Day Tabea Society
7:00 P.M. Choir
THURSDAY 9:00 A.M. LWML Bible Class @ Jo Buuck's
FRIDAY Indianapolis Basketball Tournament
SATURDAY Indianapolis Basketball Tournament


November 5 9:00 A.M. Worship Service with Holy Communion (Rev. Tom Park, guest preacher)
10:30 A.M. Sunday School & Bible Class
November 7 7:00 P.M.

Elders' Meeting  

7:30 P.M. Board of Finance/Vision 2000/Trustees Meetings
8:00 P.M. Council Meeting  (The Nominating Committee will meet following the Council Meeting.)
November 8 7:00 P.M. Choir
November 10   End of Vision 2000 Celebration Supper  
November 11 8 AM - 3 PM  

Hessen Cassel Craft Show  

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