Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

We welcome you to Friedheim this morning!  Let us all remember to start each day remembering our Savior and praising Him for our many blessings.  If you are communing with us today, please take a moment to complete a communion registration card.  The card can be placed in the offering plate or given to one of the Deacons.  If you are a visitor, please sign one of the guest registries located in either entranceway of the church.


Pentecost 22
November 4, 2001

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Worship Page 15
Hymns TLH #472; #462; #473; #467; #463; #478  ©
The Readings The Joy of Heaven
Isaiah 26:1-4, 12, 13, 19-21 The dead rise and sing for joy
Revelation 21:9-11, 22-27 A vision of the heavenly Jerusalem
Matthew 5:1-12 The Beatitudes

The Sermon

“The Power of Prayer”
Luke 1:1-8

1.      We don’t have to beg for mercy.
2.      We don’t have to persuade God.
3.   We don’t have to worry.

The Acolyte

Daniel Linnemeier


We remember our members who will celebrate birthdays this week—Gregg Buuck, Elliot Gehres, Lester Werling, Janice K. Buuck, Scott Gehres, Jenna Timm, Barb Geyer, Katie Linnemeier, Matt Nidlinger, Heidi Wilkinson, and Amy DeKoninck.  We also remember our Wyneken 1st/2nd split grade teacher, Becky Klenke, Lisa Lee who teaches our 1st & 2nd grade Sunday School class, and Cindy Des Jean who teaches in the public school. May the Lord continue to guide, direct, and bless them.

May the Great Physician grant health and strength to all who are in need of His presence in their life.  We especially remember Jim Crosby who has been moved to Adams County Extended Care Unit for rehabilitation and Larkanne Griffiths.

We remember in our prayers the family and friends of Officer Jerry Wyss, cousin of Denise Conrad, who was called to his heavenly home and given Christian burial on Saturday, October 27.  May the God of all comfort be with those who mourn and remind them of that great day when they will be reunited with their loved ones in heaven.

We rejoice with Matt Buuck and Kim Smith who were married yesterday afternoon at Soest.  We pray God’s richest blessings on this couple as they begin their lives together.

Included in this morning’s bulletin is our weekly study guide, “Time in the Word.”  This week’s theme is “The Last Judgment.”

Tune in to the Lutheran Hour next Sunday.  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 airs Sunday at 8:05 a.m. on WZBD (92.7 FM) and again at 3:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on WFCV (1090 AM).

Council Members:  The next Council Meeting is Tuesday, November 6.  The Nominating Committee will meet following the Council Meeting.  Please bring a list of potential candidates with you.  If you would like to serve on Council, please contact Pastor Dahling or John Nidlinger. 

The Morning Glories will be at Hessen Cassel on Saturday, November 10, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  We will be setting up the booth on Friday, November 9, beginning at 5:00 p.m.  If you can help, please contact Marlene Conrad or Shirley Buuck.  No baked items are allowed at this sale. 

There will be no 7th & 8th grade Sunday School class this morning.  The 5th & 6th grade Sunday School class will be assisting residents of Lutheran Home to their chapel services this morning.  They will be leaving from church around 9 a.m. and should return around noon. 

There will be an informational meeting concerning the Wyneken Expansion on Sunday, November 18, at 1:00 p.m. in the Wyneken gym.  The architect for the project will be present to answer any questions you may have as well as plans for the expansion for you to review.

Bids are needed for the church custodian, Parish Hall custodian, and groundskeeper.  If you have any questions or wish to submit a bid, please contact one of the Trustees (Calvin Buuck, Steve Conrad, Tom DeKoninck, or Dale Heckman).  Please let them know as soon as possible.

The Altar Guild will have their quarterly meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 13.

The LWML will again sponsor “Advent by Candlelight” to be held on Monday, December 3.  Extra reservation forms are in either entranceway.  If you wish to be a hostess, please return your form by Sunday, November 18.  All other reservations should be returned by Monday, November 26.  If you have questions, please contact Ann Crosby (639-3044) or Doris Conrad (547-4590).

The six couples on the Decorating Committee (Tom & Micki Blomenberg, Mark & Dian Witte, Corbin & Lisa Bultemeier, Phil & Sharon Franke, Jon & Mendi Kaehr, and Randy & Trisha Hockemeyer) will meet after the worship service on November 11.  The meeting will be held in the back room (furnace room) in the church basement.

Children who attended the LYF Halloween party on Thursday and painted a pumpkin can pick up their pumpkin in the Parish Hall basement this morning.

Our congregation’s men’s basketball season will begin soon.  The current players welcome those who enjoy competition, plus Christian fellowship, to join the team.  Contact Steve Conrad (547-4597) for more information.

Come and enjoy the music of a revamped “Breakaway,” as the Lutheran Fast Pitch Softball League holds its 13th annual “Hall of Fame” round and square dance Friday, November 9, from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at the Hayloft.  Five former and current players are inductees.  Also, the team that represented our league in the state fast pitch softball tourney, will be honored for taking 1st place.  Tickets can be obtained from Steve Conrad.

A Senior Dinner and Program will be held at New Hope Lutheran Church, Ossian, on Thursday, November 8, in the Fellowship Hall from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Mary Ann Wissman, speaking on behalf of the Stanley W. Wissman Stroke Center at Parkview, will speak on new detection and treatment of strokes with entertainment provided by Ed Higgins.  Please call 622-7954 for reservations (due by Monday, November 5).  A free will offering for the food will be accepted.

St. Thomas Lutheran Church (6299 Germann Church Road, Ohio City, Ohio) invites you to their Veteran’s Day Memorial Service on November 8.  The supper and presentation begins at 6 p.m. with the service beginning at 7:30 p.m. 

Flatrock invites you to their fish and tenderloin dinner on Saturday, November 10.  Serving is from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the church.  Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children 6-12, and five and under eating free.  There will also be a craft and bake sale.

The Seminary Guild is hosting a Mission Breakfast on Saturday, November 10.  See the insert in today’s bulletin for more info.

The Decatur Lutheran Chorale is presenting their concert, “This is the day, which the Lord hath made,” on Sunday, November 11, at Zion Lutheran Church at 5 p.m.  You are invited to attend.

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 278; Sunday School – 52; Bible Class – 20; Monday Evening Bible Class – 9; Early-bird Bible Class - 5

Wyneken News

It’s contest time!  The Holiday SCRIP contest runs from now until November 11 with all profits going towards the Wyneken Expansion.  If $30,000 of Scrip is sold, the students will be rewarded with pop and a candy bar; $40,000 in sales, an all-school continental breakfast; $50,000 in sales, an ice cream sundae party.  Certificates will be available following today’s worship service from Kim Weiland.  SCRIP certificates are also sold on Friday afternoons after school. 

The Scrapbooking group will meet at Wyneken today from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Questions about this activity should be directed to Sherri Johnson or Kim Weiland.

Market Day order forms are due back to school by Friday, November 16.  Internet orders are due by November 24.  Pick-up date is December 6.

If there is a problem with your Christmas card order (missing, wrong, or broken items), please notify the school office as soon as possible so that the problem can be corrected.  Christmas card money is due back to school by November 19.

Do you know of any members of our Wyneken community that have served our nation in the military?  Please invite them to attend one of our two performances of the musical play, “America’s Kids.”  This patriotic presentation will be especially dedicated too these veterans.  The play will be held at Wyneken’s gym on Wednesday morning, November 7, at 9:45 a.m. and again on Thursday, November 8, at 7:00 p.m.  Our seventy-seven 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders will perform the musical.  Please attend and encourage a veteran to come along!  Parents, don’t forget to bring your bake sale items!

There will be no East Allen busses on Thursday afternoon, November 8, and all day on Friday, November 9.  These are the dates for East Allen’s parent/teacher conferences.

The 8th graders are again sponsoring a craft show at Wyneken on Saturday, December 1, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Booth space is available.  Please contact Janice Buuck (639-3005) or Shelly Kiefer (547-4327) if you are interested in renting a booth.  All profits go towards their Washington, DC trip next spring.

The 6th grade class, along with their 3rd/4th grade prayer partners, has adopted two families from Lutheran Social Services to help make the holidays happier.  There is a list of needed items for these families posted in the entranceway.  Any items for these families can be brought to Wyneken.

The Wyneken calendar is included in today’s bulletin. 

Many thanks to all the generous children and parents of our Wyneken community!  On October 24, our goal of raising $1,000 to purchase five dairy cows for Christian widows in India was reached.  The cows will assist these women and their families in making an income and receiving needed nutrition.  All money raised for the rest of our October chapel offerings will be donated to Lutheran World Relief efforts for the children and families in New York City.  Thank you very much for your heartfelt and faithful giving!

Congratulations to all those 5th-8th graders who were named to the Wyneken honor roll (HR) or received an honorable mention (HM) award.  The following Friedheim members received these honors.  HR:  Tyler Armao, Sara Blomenberg, Emily Conrad, Jon Kiefer, Ben Moeller, Brett Conrad, Lydia Dahling, Alicia Drier, Karly Everett, Cam Thieme, Sara Werling, Becky Blomenberg, Jordan Buuck, Rachelle Buuck, Emma Lichtle, Anna Buuck, Mike Buuck, and James Gorman.  HM:  Markie Mourey, Jacob Stoppenhagen, Gabrielle Cale, Chris Gorman, Andrea Johnson, and Kevin Schultz.  Fantastic to have so many names to list!


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TODAY 9:00 a.m. Worship Service
  10:30 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class

  1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Scrapbooking at Wyneken

MONDAY 7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

TUESDAY 6:00 a.m. Early-bird Bible Class
  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
  7:00 p.m. Elders Meeting
  7:30 p.m. Board of Finance/Trustees Meetings
  8:00 p.m.

Council Meeting (Nominating Committee meets afterwards)

WEDNESDAY 8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  7:00 p.m. Choir
THURSDAY 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class @ Marlene Conrad’s
  7:00 p.m. America’s Kids program
  8:00 p.m. School Board (following program)
FRIDAY 5:00 p.m. Set up for Hessen Cassel
  8:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. Hall of Fame Dance
SATURDAY 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Hessen Cassel Bazaar


November 11 9:00 a.m. Worship Service
  10:15 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class

  10:15 a.m.

AAL Meeting

  10:15 a.m.  Decorating Committee Meeting
November 12 7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

November 13 6:00 a.m. Early-bird Bible Class
  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
  7:30 p.m. Altar Guild
November 14 8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  All Day Tabia Society Extra Quilting
  7:00 p.m. Choir
November 15 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class @ Dorothy Heckman’s

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