Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

We welcome you to Friedheim this morning!  On this Veterans’ Day let us remember all who have served in the military, past and present.  We remember their sacrifices as they continue to defend our country.  If you are a visitor, please sign one of the guest registries located in either entranceway of the church.


Last Judgement
November 11, 2001

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Worship Page 5
The Choir “When Aimless Violence Takes Those We Love”
Hymns TLH #609; #613; #279  ©
The Readings The Last Judgment
First Reading Jeremiah 26:1-6
Second Reading 2 Thessalonians 1:5-10
Gospel Reading Luke 19:11-27

The Sermon

“Do Not Bury Your Treasure”
Luke 19:11-27

1.      Invest the treasure
2.      The investment will pay off dividends

The Acolyte

Emily Conrad


We remember our members who will celebrate birthdays this week—Fred Geels, Amanda Hunkins, Erik Blomenberg, Audra Overhiser, Carrie Robinson, Becky DeKoninck, Melyssa Bultemeier, Gene Linnemeier, Helma Conrad, Joyce King, Pat Buuck, Norma Miller, and Carol Selking.  We also remember our 1st grade teacher, Donna Schieferstein, Shelly Kiefer, one of our Sunday School teachers, and Jan Heimann who teaches in the public school system.  May the Lord continue to direct, bless, and guide 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 is at Adams County Extended Care Unit for rehabilitation, Cindy Wass who has returned home, and Larkanne Griffiths.

We welcome Brian Walker to our Friedheim family.  He completed adult instruction last week.  We pray that the Lord will bless him, guide him, and protect him.

We rejoice with Toney and Deb Bergman on the birth of their daughter, Emily Ann, on Saturday, November 3.  We also rejoice with Matt and Taya Amsbury on the birth of their daughter, Brooke Elise, also on Saturday, November 3.  May the Good Shepherd keep an ever-watchful eye on these most precious of His lambs.

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

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).

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.

There will be a special Council Meeting next Sunday, November 18, following the worship service.  The topic of discussion will be the Partnership Grant.

Bids are needed for 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 Monday, December 3.  Extra reservation forms are in either entranceway.  Hostesses are needed!  If you wish to be a hostess, please return your form by next Sunday.  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 AAL will have their regular business meeting following the worship service this morning.  They will meet in the back of the church.


Checkbook balance, October 1, 2001



Income for October



Expenses for October



Checkbook balance, October 31, 2001



Funds held for tombstone replacement



Available checkbook balance, October 31, 2001






Estimated Expenses for November:



     Van Dyne Crotty












     Bottle Barn



     Radio Broadcast



     C & H Electric






     Malecki Music






     Social Security, Medicare, Indiana & County Taxes



     Worker Benefit Plan



     Allen Business Machines



     Wyneken, September payment



     Wyneken, October payment



     Wyneken, November payment



Total estimated expenses for November



Amount needed to meet estimated November expenses



Please note:  We are at least one month behind on our Wyneken payments.  Please prayerfully consider this situation in your giving.

Basketball season begins for the Friedheim’s men’s team tomorrow night at 6 p.m. at Monmouth.  Our team faces St. Mary’s.  Contact Steve Conrad (547-4597) for more information.

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 this morning.  The meeting will be held in the back room (furnace room) in the church basement.

Children who attended the LYF Halloween party and painted a pumpkin can pick up their pumpkin in the Parish Hall basement this morning.  If the pumpkins are not picked up by next week, they will be discarded.

The Tabea Society will have extra quilting this Wednesday, November 14.  (They will not meet next week, November 21.)

The Altar Guild would like to remind members to bring their items for the Thanksgiving display to church by noon on Tuesday, November 20.  You may take your items home with you following the Thanksgiving Day service.

You are welcome to come to either (or both) of our Thanksgiving services next week.  On Wednesday, November 21, the Thanksgiving Eve service will begin at 7:30 p.m.  Our Thanksgiving Day service begins at 9:00 a.m.

The Morning Glories need old quilts, mattress pads, and/or old towels to be used for padding for potholders.  You may leave these in the Parish Hall or call Marlene Conrad and she will pick them up.  The Morning Glories could also use chenille bedspreads.  When cut into strips, these make beautiful rugs.  Again, these can be left at the Parish Hall.

Included in this morning’s bulletin is a copy of the November, 2001 “The Fort Wayne Lutheran.”  We are receiving this paper for a three-month time period through the generosity of a grant from The Lutheran Foundation. 

Preble’s Ladies Aid invites you to their soup and sandwich luncheon on Saturday, November 17, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Their famous homemade noodles will also be for sale as well as a craft and bake sale.

Bethlehem (Ossian) invites you to their Holiday Bazaar today.  Serving is from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Enjoy soup, sandwiches, pies, and desserts as well as a cookie walk, caramel corn sales, crafts, baked goods, and the Scholastic Book Fair.

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

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 197 with 132 receiving Holy Communion; Sunday School – 45; Bible Class – 25; Monday Evening Bible Class – 6; Early-bird Bible Class - 5

Wyneken News

The East Allen bus driver has expressed great concern for the safety of some of our Wyneken students.  If you are dropping your child off in the morning (around 8:00 a.m. to 8:10 a.m.) at the same time she is here with her riders, please do not stop in front of our along side of the bus when dropping off your child.  Please wait until the bus has left to pull up to the curb or use the parking spaces in the lot and send your child in to the school.  The bus driver is concerned about not seeing your child until it’s too late.  Thanks for your help in this matter.

It’s contest time!  The Holiday SCRIP contest ends today 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 PTL will meet at Wyneken on Monday, November 12, at 7:00 p.m. with Jonathan Zwick as guest speaker.  Babysitting will be provided by the 8th grade for $1 per child.

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, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the lunchroom.  If 374 items are sold in December, the school will receive a $75 cash bonus.  Get your orders in for the holidays.  Your order is needed to make Market Day profitable.  It’s a win-win situation—you receive great food and the school receives the profits!  Only a few forms were made available for church members and are located in the back of church.  If you didn’t receive one, please contact Sharon Franke.

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.

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.

Campbell’s is offering a special bonus for each of the following labels collected by the school by December 31.  The school can receive 200+ bonus labels for Campbell’s condensed soups, Select soups, Prego Pasta Sauce, Pepperidge Farm goldfish crackers, and V8 Splash.  Swanson broth products are also being doubled at this time.  You may drop your labels off at school or send them with a Wyneken student.

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.


Games for all teams begin this week.  On Monday, November 12, the 7th and 8th grade boys will play Heritage at Wyneken with games at 4:30 p.m. and 5:45 p.m.  (The 7th & 8th grade girls will be playing Heritage at Heritage at those same times.)  The 7th grade girls play Emmanuel-St. Michael on Wednesday at 4:15 p.m. The 7th grade boys play at 5:30 p.m.  Both games are at Wyneken

The 5th & 6th grade boys play Concordia at 4:15 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. at Concordia while the 5th & 6th grade girls play Concordia at Wyneken at 4:15 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. 

On Saturday, November 17, the 5th grade girls play St. Joe at 10 a.m. while the 5th grade boys’ game begins at 11:00 a.m.  Both games are at St. Joe. 

The 6th grade girls’ and boys’ teams play Zion at Zion on Saturday, November 17.  The girls play at 8 a.m. and the boys at 9 a.m.


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TODAY 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
MONDAY 7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

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


November 18 9:00 a.m. Worship Service
  10:30 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class

  10:30 a.m. Special Council Meeting
  1:00 p.m.  Wyneken Expansion Meeting
November 19 6:00 p.m.

Men’s basketball at Monmouth

  7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

November 20 6:00 a.m. Early-bird Bible Class
  Noon Items due for Thanksgiving display
  7:00 p.m. Choir
November 21 8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken


7:30 p.m.

Thanksgiving Eve Service

November 22 9:00 a.m. Thanksgiving Day Service

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