Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

We welcome you to Friedheim to worship with us this morning.  If you are a visitor, please take a moment to sign one of our guest registries which are located in both entry ways.   If you wish to commune this morning, please complete a communion registration card.  There are cards in either entrance way of the church.  You may 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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Saints Triumphant
November 19, 2000

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Order of Worship Page 15
The Choir "Lo! He Comes with Clouds"
Hymns  TLH  #301; #656; #463; #465; #475; #660
The Readings Saints Triumphant
Daniel 12:1-3 Those written in the Book of Life will be delivered
Hebrews 10:11-18 Jesus, because of His sacrifice on the cross, will be the Judge of all
John 5:25-29 Jesus has been giver of authority to judge because He is the Son of Man

"A Time is Coming..."
      John 5:25-29

1. when the dead will hear the voice of the Savior.
2. when the dead will live.

The Acolyte Amy DeKonick


We welcome Victoria Rose Johnson, daughter of Walter and Sherri (Buuck) Johnson, as a member of Friedheim this morning through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism.  Serving as godparents are Kevin and Donna Conrad and Roger and Julie Buuck.  May the Good Shepherd keep an ever-watchful eye on this most precious of His lambs.

We remember our members celebrating birthdays this week -- Lisa Erxleben, Sharon Franke, Shelly Kiefer, Sherril Bradtmueller, Clarence Bultemeier, Paul Drier, Dan Schuller, Gabrielle Cale, Kathy Bultemeier and Ken Fuhrmann.   We also remember our 1/2nd split grade teacher, Becke Klenke, as well as Judy Baumann who teaches in the public school in our prayers.  Today we also remember one of our Sunday School teachers, Bonnie Buuck.  May the Lord continue to guide, direct, and bless their lives.  

We rejoice with Shelby Bultemeier and Amy Litchfield who will be married this Saturday, November 25, at University Lutheran Church in West Lafayette, Indiana.  May the Lord bless them as they begin their lives together.

May the Great Physician grant health and strength to all who are in need of His presence in their lives.  

Make plans on attending one of our Thanksgiving services.  On Thanksgiving Eve, our service begins at 7:30 p.m. and on Thanksgiving Day our service begins at 9:00 a.m.

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 "Christ the King."  

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).  

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.  If you wish to volunteer to serve as a hostess, please return your registration form today.  All other reservations are due by November 27.  There are extra registration forms in either entrance way of the church.

There are extra nuts and candy available.  You can see Mary Gallmeyer or Becky DeKoninck in the back of church following the worship service this morning.

There are still some cookbooks left.  If you wish to purchase any for holiday giving, you may wish to do so soon.  The Helpful Hints Almanac is also 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).   

It's time for bids to be submitted for Parish Hall custodian, church custodian, and groundskeeper.   Bids are to be given to one of our Trustees (Dale Heckman, Sean Sielschott, Tom DeKoninck, or Calvin Buuck)  by December 1.   Job descriptions are available.   Any questions, please contact one of the Trustees.

It's also time to rent out the farm ground.  If you would like to submit a bid, please give it to a Trustee by December 1.  Thanks!  

Our congregation's men's basketball season continues on Monday, November 20, at 6:00 p.m. at Monmouth.  Our team will face United Brethren.   The league offers competition plus Christian fellowship.   Friedheim's team always has room for interested players.

Christ the King Sunday is November 26.  This year we plan on reading the names of loved ones who have gone to the Kingdom of Heaven and ring the bell after each name is read.  Please contact Pastor Dahling or the church office today if you wish to have the name of a loved one or special person included in this listing.  

The Morning Glories would like to thank all who worked at the booth, donated items, or helped transport items to and from the Hessen Cassel craft bazaar last weekend.  Sales totaled $706.80!  The Morning Glories are now taking a holiday break.  They will resume meeting on Tuesday morning, January 9.  However, they will be participating in the Wyneken craft show on Saturday, December 2.  If you would like to help or have items which you would like to donate for the show, please contact Marlene Conrad or Shirley Buuck.

A special thank you to you, Pastor Dahling, for your daily visits and prayers, and for the prayers, cards, and visits from friends, family, and all.  My warmest wishes to all of you.-----------Marlin Keidel

Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a Lutheran active in the German resistance movement as well as a theologian, pastor, author, and church leader.  The AAL has made this 90-minute film available to you.  There are three copies of this video in the back of church (south entrance way) for you to view at your convenience.  When you take home a copy of this film, please sign your name to the check out sheet and then cross your name off when you return it.  If you have questions, please contact Kathy Bultemeier or Shirley Hormann.

Christians should not be involved in all the social and moral issues that threaten our country, we should just try to live our lives as best we can and trust God to take care of all the problems our there...right?  Wrong.  He commands us to be "salt and light;"  how much patience does He have for us as His children?  Come, join us at our Lutherans for Life meeting at 1:30 p.m. at Zion, Decatur, today.

LYF members are reminded that a gym night is being planned for Sunday, December 3, at Wyneken.  Plans for a spaghetti dinner before a midweek Advent service (tentatively scheduled for December 13) will also be finalized.

St. Peter's Lutheran School, 7810 Maysville Road, Ft. Wayne, is having a Fish and Tenderloin Dinner today, with serving from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.   

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 3705 S. Anthony Blvd., is celebrating its 75th anniversary with a special "Homecoming" event on November 25-26.  On Saturday,  November 25, an open house will be held in the gym from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. displaying highlights of its 75 years.  Don Wharton will be in concert on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. in the gym.  On Sunday, November 26, special services are being held at 8:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. with a luncheon served from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  The luncheon is free, but a reservation is requested by November 19 by calling the church office at 744-3228.  

Wyneken News

Christmas card money is due on Monday, November 20.  If you have any problems with your order (mistaken, broken, damaged, or missing items), send the items along with a note explaining the problem to school as soon as possible.  

Market Day Internet orders are due by noon on Wednesday, November 22.  Pick-up date is Monday, November 27, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the school lunchroom.  

The poinsettias/wreaths are scheduled to be delivered to Wyneken on December 1.  The 8th graders will deliver the items to those ordering as soon as possible.

Wyneken Lutheran School's 8th annual Craft Fair will be held on Saturday, December 2, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Woodcrafts, floral arrangements, tatting, quilts, pillows, and sweatshirts made by area crafters will be offered for sale as well as a taste tempting "Cookie Corner."  Lunch will be served for a modest price.  The Craft Fair is sponsored by the 8th grade class with all proceeds to benefit their spring trip to Washington, DC.

There are just a few tables left for the Craft Fair.  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.

Wyneken is again adopting two families from Lutheran Social Services "Adopt A Family" Christmas Program.  There is a listing of needed items for these families on the bulletin boards in either entrance way of the church.  You may bring your donations to Wyneken or send them with a Wyneken student.  

SCRIP had new vendors.  You can now buy certificates for Steak & Shake ($10 at 10% return), Dairy Queen ($5 at 10% return), Little Professor Books ($10 at 8% return), Texas Road House ($10 at 10% return), DeBrands Chocolates ($10 at 10% return), and Arby's ($5 at 9% return).  See Kris Blomenberg if you wish to purchase some SCRIP today.

Thanks to all who participated in the recent contest.  Total sales were $36,486 with a profit of $2,100 given to PTL.  The students will be treated to a pop and a movie very soon!

Just a reminder that now as the weather is turning colder, please make sure that your child is dressed properly for outdoor weather (warm coat, hat, gloves, etc.).  Thanks for your cooperation.


The varsity girls (A) will play Unity at 4:15 p.m. on Monday, November 20.  The varsity boys (A) will play at 5:30 p.m.  Both games are at Wyneken.


Amount Received

Amount Needed

Home Purpose

$9,906.70 $5,010.37 


$280.00 $346.15

YTD Received

YTD Needed
Home Purpose $209,413.40 $230,276.02
Missions $15,421.50 $16,922.00



9:00 A.M.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

Baptism of Tori Johnson
10:30 A.M. Sunday School & Bible Class
MONDAY 6:00 P.M. Men's Basketball @ Monmouth  
7:00 P.M. Adult Bible Class
TUESDAY 6:00 A.M. Early-bird Bible Class  
7:00 P.M. Choir
WEDNESDAY 8:20 A.M. Chapel @ Wyneken  
7:30 P.M. Thanksgiving Eve Worship Service
THURSDAY 9:00 A.M. Thanksgiving Day Worship Service
SATURDAY Bultemeier/Litchfield Wedding


November 26 9:00 A.M.

Worship Service

10:15 A.M. Sunday School & Bible Class
November 27 6:00 P.M. Men's Basketball @ Monmouth  
7:00 P.M. Adult Bible Class
November 28 7:00 P.M. Choir
November 30 9:00 A.M. LWML Bible Class @ Lucile Stoppenhagen's
December 1 3:30 P.M. Set up for Wyneken Craft Show
December 2  9:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M. Wyneken Craft Show

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