Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

We welcome you to Friedheim this morning!  If you are a visitor, please sign one of the guest registries located in either entranceway of the church.  Please come back and worship with us again soon!


Christ the King
November 25, 2001

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Worship Page 5
The Choir

“Shout Hosanna to the King”

Hymns TLH #298; #339; #341  ©
The Readings The King of the Kingdom
Jeremiah 23:2-6  The Righteous King
Colossians 1:13-20 The Divided King
Luke 23:35-43   The Crucified King

The Sermon

“Jesus Lord at Thy Death”
Luke 23:35-43

1.      He was Lord over His enemies by not responding to their insults.  (vv. 35-37)
2.      He was Lord in His power to save the sinner. (vv. 39-43)

The Acolyte

Ashley Manley


We remember our members who will celebrate birthdays this week—Kathy Bultemeier, Ken Fuhrmann, Valerie Harants, Kellie Erxleben, Brad Schamerloh, Kristie Brown, Alma Miller, Joey Des Jean, Paul Fuhrmann, and Jane Thieme.  We also remember our Pre-K teacher, Anne Hess, Lisa Erxleben, one of our Sunday School teachers, and Dave Miller 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 George Geyer who has returned home, Lin Gorman’s mother who returned home following a hospital stay, and Larkanne Griffiths.

We welcome Brooke Elise Amsbury, daughter of Matt & Taya (Bultemeyer) Amsbury, into church membership this morning through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism.  Serving as godmothers are Tina Thieme and Tonya Bultemeyer.  May the Good Shepherd keep an ever-watchful eye on this 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 “The Day of the Lord.”

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).

Receiving their first pieces of their nativity sets this morning are our current Pre-K class—Alex Baumann, Andrew Blomenberg, Elliot Gehres, Meghan Manley, and Carissa Schultz.  This program is financed through the Julie Sambol-Harants memorial.

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 LWML’s “Advent by Candlelight” will be held on Monday, December 3, at 7:00 p.m.  Extra reservation forms are in either entranceway of the church.  Reservations should be returned by tomorrow, November 26.  If you have questions, please contact Ann Crosby (639-3044) or Doris Conrad (547-4590).  Just a reminder that the ingathering will benefit “Wings of Hope” and you are asked to bring laundry soap or personal “luxury” items such as lotions, colognes, perfumes, etc.

The Friedheim’s men’s basketball team plays tomorrow at 6 p.m. at Monmouth.  Our team faces The Crossroads. 

The Morning Glories will work on making rag rugs on Tuesday, November 27, and will then take a holiday break.  They will also be attending their last craft show of the year on Saturday, December 1, at Wyneken.  Show hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Information on Wheat Ridge Seals is included in this morning’s bulletin.  Please take a moment to look over this material.

Christmas program parts were distributed last Sunday.  If for some reason your child did not get their booklet, please check with Pastor Dahling, Rich Weiland, or their Sunday School teacher.

The Lutheran Home residents wish to thank the 5th and 6th graders who assisted them to their worship service on the 4th

Youth ushers for December will be Hank Dahling and Andrew Werling. 

Altar Guild members for December are Ann Crosby and Micki Blomenberg.

An appreciation supper is being planned for all who helped or supported Cornfusion III.  Mark Friday, December 7, on your calendar.  Serving will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Parish Hall.  Come and enjoy chili/chicken noodle soup.  A free will donation will be accepted.  In addition there are plans for a “Chili Cook-Off” and “Cookie Bake-Off.”  Bring a small pot of chili and/or one dozen cookies and the others attending will vote on their favorite.  The winners will each receive a $10 gift certificate.  Please call Mary Gallmeyer or Shirley Buuck if you are interested in participating in either the “cook-off” or “bake-off.”

The Lutheran Home Auxiliary is sponsoring a two-day trip to Frankenmuth, Michigan on December 6-7.  Cost is $207 per person (double occupancy).  For further information contact John Rowlett at 219-447-1591, extension 383.  A flier concerning this trip can be found on the bulletin board in the south entrance way.

Nearly $4,000,000 of new loans is anticipated in the Indiana District over the next six months.  Your investment into the ministry of LCEF is important and a true blessing to these seven congregations that are looking to expand their ministries through a low cost loan.  For more information about the investment programs available through LCEF, call the Indiana District LCEF offices (1-800-837-1145, ext. 210).  This does not constitute an offer to buy or a request to sell.  The offering is made solely through LCEF’s Offering Circular.

The Tabea Society is planning their Christmas party for Wednesday, December 12, at Concord Village.  The meal will be served at noon.

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 238 with 152 receiving Holy Communion; Sunday School – 45; Bible Class – 24; Monday Evening Bible Class – 8

Wyneken News

Anyone currently working in the building trades and who has an interest in being a subcontractor for the Wyneken building project, please contact a member of the Building Committee by December 3, 2001.  The committee members are Jim Crosby, Randy Everett, Mike Werling (Friedheim); Tom Korte, Mike Fruchte, Alan Zimmerman (Preble); and Ron Fuhrmann, Fred Sauer, and Leroy Hartman (Bingen).

As you do your holiday shopping remember SCRIP.  Glenbrook and Jefferson Pointe certificates (good at all stores) are available.  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 Sunday, December 2, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  At that time Mendi Kaehr, a representative from “Creative Memories,” will be present if you wish to purchase scrapbooking materials or need help getting started on your first scrapbook.

Market Day pick-up date is Thursday, November 29, in the school lunchroom from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Christmas card money was due back to school last Monday, November 19.  If you haven’t turned in your money, please do so soon.

Mid-term ends on Wednesday, November 28, with midterms going home on Monday, December 3.

The greenery and poinsettias are scheduled to arrive this week.  The 8th grader from whom you ordered your items will be contacting you about delivery and payment.  Thanks for supporting this fundraiser!

The 8th graders are again sponsoring a craft show at Wyneken on Saturday, December 1, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. You can do some shopping, enjoy a delicious luncheon, and buy cookies at the cookie corner.  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.

The Athletic Boosters are taking orders for “Spirit Shirts.”  An order form was sent home with each child in grades K-6.  Sample shirts are hanging in the school office.  If you’re concerned about sizing, there are shirts in storage at the school office if most sizes for you to look at.  Orders will be taken through December 1 and should be back in time for Christmas.  Orders (with checks made payable to Wyneken Athletic Boosters) need to be returned to the school office by December 1.  Questions should be directed to Judy Bultemeier or Ruth Heckman.


On Monday, November 26, the 8th grade boys and girls will play St. Peter’s (Ft. Wayne) at Wyneken with the boys playing at 4:15 p.m. and the girls’ game at 5:30 p.m. 

On Monday, November 26, the 5th grade girls will play Bethlehem (Ossian) at 5:30 p.m. with the 5th grade boys’ game following.  Both games are at Bethlehem.  On Thursday, November 29, the 5th and 6th grade girls will play St. Peters at 4:15 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. at St. Peters while the 5th and 6th grade boys will play St. Peters at Wyneken at 4:15 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. respectively.

On Tuesday, November 27, the boys (varsity B) team will play St. Peter-Immanuel at Wyneken at 6:15 p.m.  The girls (varsity B) will play their game prior to the boys beginning at 5:00 p.m.  On Wednesday, the boys and girls (varsity B) will play Bethlehem (Ossian) at 6 p.m. (girls) and 7:15 p.m. (boys) at Wyneken.

Come out and support our young athletes!


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TODAY 9:00 a.m. Worship Service
  10:15 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class

MONDAY 6:00 p.m.

Men’s basketball at Monmouth

  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. Choir
WEDNESDAY 8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken


9:00 a.m.

LWML Bible Class @ Lucile Stoppenhagen’s

SATURDAY 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Wyneken Craft Show


December 2

9:00 a.m. Worship Service with Holy Communion (The Great “O” Antiphons)
  10:30 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class

December 3 7:00 p.m. Advent by Candlelight
December 4  7:00 p.m.

Elders Meeting

  7:30 p.m. LWML Quarterly Meeting
  7:30 p.m. Board of Finance/Trustees Meetings
  8:00 p.m. Council Meeting
December 5 All Day  Tabea Society
  7:30 p.m. Mid-week Advent Service
December 7  5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Appreciation Supper (Chili Cook Off & Bake Off)

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