Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church
this season of great anticipation, we are glad that you joined us as we search
for the presence of God in our lives and in our world today. Please help
us know you by signing one of our guest registries. There is a registry in
either entrance way of the church. We
welcome you to join us in any of our worship and program life during this season
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December 24, 2000
+ In Nomine Jesu +
|Choral Prelude||"Advent Joy"|
|Order of Worship||TLH Page 115|
|Opening Hymn||"From Heaven Above to Earth I Come" TLH #85, vv. 1-5 ©|
|The Choir||"Once in Royal David's City"|
How God Sent His Son
|Micah 5:2-4||The place from which the Christ is coming: Bethlehem|
|Hebrews 10:5-10||The purpose of His coming: to do God's will|
|Luke 1:39-45||The person through whom Christ is coming: Mary|
|Sermon Hymn||"From Heaven Above to Earth I Come" TLH #85, vv. 6-10 ©|
"How God Brought His Son to Earth"
|Gathering of Morning Offerings||"Away in a Manger" - The Choir|
|Installation of Church Council Members|
|Prayers for the People of God at Friedheim|
|The Lord's Prayer|
|The Closing Collect|
|The Closing Hymn||"From Heaven Above to Earth I Come" TLH #85, vv. 11-15 ©|
|The Choir||"Christmas Classic Celebration"|
|The Acolyte||Amy Erxleben|
+ SOLI DEO GLORIA +
We remember our members celebrating
birthdays this week -- Randy Hockemeyer, Ed Miller, Oliver Doyle Gehres (his
first), Jason Miller, Holly Scheumann, Carol Brandt, Elizabeth Kiefer, Angie
Werling, Cindy Des Jean, and Emily
Miller. We also remember our
Wyneken teacher's aides, Kim Ehlerding, Hollie Hormann, and Thelma Staniford and
our school secretary, Danielle Fuhrman, as well as Jan Heimann who teaches in
the public school in our prayers. In
addition, we remember Teri Conrad,
one of our Sunday School teachers, in our prayers.
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 returned home following a
stay in the Extended Care Unit at Adams County Memorial Hospital, Joyce Heckman
who will be undergoing consultations this week
at IU Medical Center in Indianapolis, and Esther Gallmeyer who has
returned home. We also remember
Larkanne Griffiths and Stacie Stoppenhagen, nieces of Jim Bultemeyer and Rosie
Bultemeier, and Vena Moore, Gary
Knipstein's sister, in our prayers.
We welcome Lin Overhiser to our
congregation. She recently
completed adult instruction. May
the Lord bless her in her new church home.
The choir enhances our worship services
each Sunday. This morning we
especially wish to thank them for their Christmas gift to us, the gift of song.
May the Lord continue to bless each of you.
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 "How God Sent His Son."
You are invited to return this evening
for the children's Christmas Eve program.
A hymn sing will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the children's program
beginning at 7:00 p.m.
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).
We wish to thank the Lutheran
Foundation. The Wyneken
Expansion Finance Committee recently received a Capital Grant (matching
funds) from the Foundation in the amount of $100,000.
This support is especially appreciated.
Christmas boxes have been placed in the
furnace room for the congregation to place any gifts for our workers (Pastor
Dahling, Sandy Blomenberg, Bob & Ruth Armao, Marvin Drier, Anne Hess,
Jon Smithley, and Mark Sedwick). If
you wish to give a monetary gift, you may give it to one of the Elders
(Wally Bultemeier, Dave Conrad, Les Conrad, or Jim Fuhrman).
They will see that your gift reaches the appropriate individual.
There are less than 50 cookbooks left
and only 15 "Hints" books available.
If you wish to purchase any for holiday giving, you may wish to do so
today. Cookbooks are $8 while the Almanac is $4.
You may contact the church office if you wish to purchase a book.
Church Council members for 2001 will be
installed during this morning's worship service. Newly elected members as well as those who continue to serve
will be asked to come forward. A
special thanks to these individuals who willing give so generously of their
time for our congregation. This
is also an opportunity to thank our outgoing officers for their
contributions to our church. The
election results are as follows:
|Vice Chairman-||Dennis Werling||Elders-||Ron Bultemeier|
|Financial Secretary-||Sylvia Scheumann||Deacons-||Mike Conrad|
|Foundation-||Larry Hitzfield||Trustees-||Steve Conrad|
|Board of Education-||Phil Franke||Evangelism-||Scott Hormann|
Eve program practice continues in church this morning following the worship
service. Students in Mrs.
Bonnie Buuck's class will practice in church this morning and then will go
to the Parish Hall for their class.
your convenience there are envelopes in either entrance way of church in
which you may place your contribution to the Wyneken Expansion project. Make sure your name and offering envelope number are included
on the envelope.
MEMBERS: The minutes from the
December 5, 2000 Council meeting are in your slots in either entrance way of
the church. The next Council
meeting will be held on Tuesday,
January 9. (Please note
the change of date - It will be held the second Tuesday of the month instead
of the first Tuesday of the month for January.)
(Council minutes for the Financial Secretary, Treasurer, Elders,
Board of Education, Trustees, and Deacons can be found in the north entrance
way while minutes for the Vice Chairman, Board of Evangelism, Synodical
Secretary, Friedheim Foundation, and Deacons can be found in the south
men's basketball team has two games this week.
On the 26th, they will play Church of God at 7:00 p.m. On the 28th, they face United Brethren at 6:00 p.m.
Both games are at Bellmont Middle School.
Tabea Society has rescheduled their Christmas party for noon on Friday, December 29.
The party will be at Lutheran Home.
Portals of Prayer as well as the LWML Quarterlies have arrived.
You may pick up your copy as you leave the worship service this
will soon be time to put together the Annual Report.
If possible, please have your reports to the church office by Monday, January 8. Thanks
for your cooperation.
break began on December 20.
School will resume on January 3. The school
building will be closed from December 20 - 26 for cleaning and waxing.
and associate members of AAL and Lutheran Brotherhood, if you have not yet given a gift for the year 2000, may still give a
monetary gift to Wyneken. Application
forms are in either entrance way of the church. Checks should be made payable to Wyneken Lutheran School and
mailed to the school by December 31,
Day 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.
school was canceled on Tuesday, December 19, the Christmas assembly
(beginning at 12:40 p.m.) and room parties will be held on the first day
back from Christmas break (which should be Wednesday,
January 3, weather
Thursday, January 11, will signal the end of the first
semester of classes. Report
cards will go home with the students on Tuesday,
will be no school on Friday, January
will be no East Allen County busses on Monday,
January 15. Parents, please
make arrangements for your child to get to and from school on that day.
Monday, February 19, will be used as a make-up day.
Classes will be held that day.
have a few gifts to get? Were
you unable to get to the stores during the recent inclement weather to
finish your shopping? There are
a variety of vendors on our SCRIP order form.
Why not consider purchasing a gift certificate from any number of
stores to finish off your Christmas shopping?
See Kris Blomenberg if you wish to purchase some SCRIP today.
Hot Lunch Committee would like to have all outstanding lunch debts paid in
full for the first half of the school year.
If you have any questions on your account, please contact Darrell
Ehlerding at 547-4229 (in the evening, please) to find out your current
young athletes will be busy during the Christmas break.
On Wednesday, December 27,
the varsity girls (A) will play Flatrock at beginning at 4:15 p.m.
The varsity boys (A) will play Flatrock beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Both games are at Flatrock.
Saturday, December 30, the JV boys as well as the varsity boys (A
& B teams) will participate in the Heritage Feeder Tourney.
See a player for game times and opponents.
Good luck, guys!
on Saturday, December 30, the
varsity girls (A) will play in the St. John tourney which will be held at
Emmanuel/St. Michael. Their
first game is at 10:45 a.m. versus St. John.
Good luck in the tourney, girls!
January 3, the varsity
boys (B) will play Holy Cross at 5:30 p.m. at Wyneken.
6th grade girls will play Unity on January
4 at 4:15 p.m. and the 6th grade boys will play Unity at 5:30 p.m. Both games will be at Wyneken.
6th grade girls and boys will play in the Flatrock Tourney on Saturday,
January 6, and Sunday, January
7. Check with a player for
Sunday Worship Service -
132 with 80 receiving Holy Communion ;
Monday Evening Bible Class - 6; Midweek Advent Service - 80
OFFERINGS LAST WEEK
THIS WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM
Worship Service (Installation of 2001 Council)
|10:15 A.M.||Sunday School & Bible Class|
|6:30 P.M.||Hymn Sing|
|7:00 P.M.||Children's Christmas Eve Program|
|MONDAY||9:00 A.M.||Christmas Day Worship Service with Holy Communion|
|TUESDAY||7:00 P.M.||Men's Basketball @ BMS|
|WEDNESDAY||8:00 P.M.||Men's Basketball @ BMS|
|FRIDAY||Noon||Tabea Society Christmas Party @ Lutheran Home|
NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM
|December 31||9:00 A.M.||
|January 1||12:30 P.M.||Overhiser/Gorman wedding|
|January 3||All Day||Tabea Society Business Meeting|
|9:00 A.M.||LWML Bible Class @ Marlene Conrad's|
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