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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Advent 2
December 10, 2000

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Order of Worship The Great "O" Antiphons of Advent
The Choir  
Hymns  TLH  #66; #62; #69 ©
The Readings “Preparation for the Lord’s Coming”
Malachi 3:1-4 Prepare by right offerings
Philippians 1:3-11 Prepare by blameless living
Luke 3:1-6 Prepare by repentance
The Acolyte Matt Nidlinger


We remember our members celebrating birthdays this week – Markie Mourey, Alex Baumann, Cheryl Bultemeyer, Bernice Caston, and Todd Gehres.  We also remember our Pre-K teacher, Anne Hess, as well as Christine Bultemeier who teaches in the public school.  In addition, we remember Kent Kiefer, one of our Sunday School teachers.  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 Hildegard Kiefer who has been transferred to Adams County (Extended Care) Hospital for rehabilitation. 

We also remember Tony & Claudia Jordan who celebrated their first wedding anniversary last Monday, December 4.  May the Lord continue to bless this couple.

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 "Reasons to Rejoice."  

Make plans to attend our midweek Advent service at 7:30 p.m. this Wednesday, December 13.  Our Seminarian, Jon Smithley, will deliver the sermon message.

The LYF will serve a spaghetti supper prior to the midweek Advent service on the 13th.  The congregation is invited to come to the Parish Hall for good food and fellowship.  Serving will begin at 6:00 p.m.  The meal will include spaghetti, lettuce, applesauce, breadsticks, pie, cake, and a drink.  A free will donation will be accepted.

LYF members are each to bring one jar of spaghetti sauce as well as one pie.  (The sophomores are to bring a cake, however.)  LYF members should be at the Parish Hall at 5:00 p.m. on the 13th to set up.

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).

The Bereavement Committee wishes to thank all those who donated items for the Schroeder funeral.  Your dishes may be picked up in the church basement.

We wish to thank Ben and Norma Miller for the donation of the American flag that will be flown in front of the Parish Hall.  The flag was donated in honor of Henry C. Miller who served in WW I and Truman Krueckeberg who served in WW II.

There are less than 50 cookbooks left and only 13 “Hints” books available.  If you wish to purchase any for the holiday giving, you may wish to do so soon.  Cookbooks cost $8 each while the “Hints” book is $4.  Just a reminder that the Cookbook Committee wanted to close their books on November 30.  Please turn in your money and/or the remaining cookbooks to the committee member from whom you received the books.  Thanks!  Questions?  Contact one of the committee members – Becky DeKoninck, Karen Gallmeyer, Mary Gallmeyer, Shirley Hormann, or Sylvia Scheumann.

The AAL will meet in the back of church following the worship service this morning.

Christmas Eve program practice continues in church this morning following the worship service.  Students in Mrs. Bonnie Buuck’s class will not practice in church but will go to the Parish Hall for class (and practice).  Parents, if for some reason your child did not receive their program part, please contact Pastor Dahling or Floyd Thieme.

The Morning Glories would like to thank all that helped at the Wyneken bazaar by working at the booth, transporting items, or donating items to the show.  It was a very successful show with sales of $549.  The Morning Glories will not meet again until January 9.

The men’s basketball team has a game this Monday at Bellmont Middle School at 8:30 p.m.  They will play St. Paul (Preble).

Make plans to attend our Budget and Election meeting tomorrow evening, December 11, at 7:00 p.m. in the church basement.  The following individuals have allowed their names to be placed in nomination.  We thank them for their willingness to serve.  The 2001 Church Council will be installed next Sunday, December 17.

Vice Chairman: Dennis Werling Evangelism:  Scott Hormann
Allen Buuck Sam Baumann
Financial Secretary: Sylvia Scheumann Board of Ed: Phil Franke
Shirley Buuck To be announced
Elders: Tom Blomenberg Deacons: Mike Selking
Tom Brandt  Mike Conrad
Ron Bultemeier Ryan Linnemeier
Jim Bultemeyer Chris Lichtle
Trustees: Steve Conrad Foundation: Larry Hitzfield
Don Erxleben Jessica Linnemeier
Dale Heckman
Sean Sielschott

The Tabea Society will have their Christmas party this Thursday, December 14.  The party will be held at Lutheran Home.


Balance on hand, November 30, 2000    $80.02
Expected expenses for December  
Wyneken (November payment)  $2,100.00
Wyneken (December payment)  $11,967.20
Pastor’s Home Equity Account  $1,500.00
Piano Tuning $62.00
Indiana District – LCMS   $116.95
Social Security & Medicare  $269.14

Estimate of Mission Shortage

Pastor’s offset basis (regular to full) $1,031.25
Telephone   $75.00
AEP  $182.19
Salaries  $4,630.66
WZBD-FM Radio    $15.00
Van Dyne Crotty  $43.18
Students $75.00
Worker Benefits  $765.21
Total expected expenses for December $22,832.78
Total needed to meet expected expenses for December $23,752.76

Wyneken News

Market Day orders are due in the school office by Tuesday, December 19.  Internet orders are due by noon on Wednesday, January 3.  Pick up date is Monday, January 8, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.

The last day of classes is December 19.  School will resume on January 3.  The school building will be closed from December 20 – December 26 for cleaning and waxing.

Just a reminder that not all SCRIP certificates are kept “in stock” or in the quantities that you might wish to purchase this Christmas season.  If you want to be sure that you get the certificates you desire, please have your order to Kris Blomenberg by December 16.  The SCRIP ordered by the 16th will be available by December 20.  See Kris is you wish to purchase SCRIP this morning.

Members and associate members of AAL and Lutheran Brotherhood who have not yet given a gift for the year 2000 may still do so.  Application forms are in either entrance way of the church.  Checks should be made payable to Wyneken Memorial Lutheran School and mailed to the school office by December 31.


The 5th grade girls will play St. Joe on Monday, December 11, beginning at 5:30 p.m.  The 6th grade girls will face St. Joe at 6:45 p.m.  Both games are at Wyneken.

ATTENDANCE:  Sunday Worship Service -  253 with 162 receiving Holy Communion; Sunday School – 86; Bible Class – 24; Early-bird Bible Class – 7; Midweek Advent Service – 72.


Amount Received

Amount Needed

Home Purpose


Mid-week Advent $80.50


$419.00 $346.15

YTD Received

YTD Needed
Home Purpose $224,551.86  $245,307.13
Missions $16,417.00 $16,954.45


TODAY 9:00 A.M.

Worship Service (Great "O" Antiphons)

10:15 A.M. Sunday School & Bible Class
10:15 A.M. AAL Meeting  
MONDAY 7:00 P.M. Election/Budget Meeting  
8:30 P.M Men's basketball @ Bellmont Middle School  
TUESDAY 6:00 A.M. Early-bird Bible Class
7:00 P.M. Choir

Chapel @ Wyneken    

6:00 P.M. LYF Spaghetti Supper  
7:30 P.M. Midweek Advent Service  
THURSDAY Tabea Society's Christmas Party @ Lutheran Home  
8:00 P.M. School Board Meeting @ Wyneken


December 17 9:00 A.M.

Worship Service - Holy Communion (Installation of 2001 Council)

10:30 A.M. Sunday School & Bible Class
December 19 6:00 A.M. Early-bird Bible Class
8:20 A.M.

Chapel @ Wyneken    

7:00 P.M. Choir
December 20 7:30 P.M. Midweek Advent Service  

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