Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

We welcome you to Friedheim this morning!  If you are communing, please take a moment to complete a communion registration card.  There are extra cards in either entrance way.  Please give the card to one of the Deacons or place it in the offering plate.  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!


Advent 3
December 16, 2001

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Worship Page 46
The Choir

"Advent Noel"

Hymns TLH #72; #70; #92; #95; #98; #47 ©
The Readings When the Messiah Comes
Isaiah 35:1-10 Conditions resulting from God's coming to earth
James 5:7-10 Patience in waiting for the Lord's return
Matthew 11:2-11 Evidence that Jesus is the Messiah

The Sermon

"Ashamed of Jesus?"
Matthew 11:6

1. Are you offended at Jesus' claim?
2. Are you offended at Jesus' methods?

3. Are you offended at Jesus' cross?

The Acolyte Tyler Armao


We remember our members who will celebrate birthdays this week—Ruth  Heckman, Shirley Hormann, Julie Heckman, Zach Stoppenhagen, Sean Bultemeier, Alma Kcidel, Veronica Moellering, and Tia Lee. We also remember our Wyneken Resource Teacher, Cindy Roy, as well as Sharon Franke, our Assistant Sunday School superintendent, and Deb Miller who teaches at Concordia Elementary. 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 Joann Sullivan who is a patient at Adams County Memorial Hospital, Charles Ducrk, Christine Bultemeier's father, who is a patient at Lutheran Hospital, Marceil Sloll, Dawn Buuck's aunt, who underwent surgery and is now in rehab at Caylor-Nickel, and Ruth Eggers, sister of Shirley Hormann and Jim Fuhrman, who underwent surgery this past week.

We welcome into church membership today, through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism, Mrs. Linda K. McAllister and her children. Chase Drew and Shadoe Desiree. Serving as sponsors for the children are Rich & Kim Weiland. We pray that the Lord will bless them in their new church home.

Emily/Inn Bergman, daughter of Toney & Deb (Kiess) Bergman also will receive the Sacrament of Holy Baptism this afternoon. Servings as sponsors are Sara Des Jean and Kylene Nidlinger. We pray that the Good Shepherd will richly bless this most precious of His lambs.

We rejoice with Roger and Julie (Reed) Buuck on the birth of their son, Zane Alien, on Tuesday, December 11. We pray that the Good Shepherd will 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 Dual Nature of Jesus."

Our midweek Advent services continues this Wednesday (7:30 p.m.).  Pastor Dahling's sermon will be "Farewell to Fear."

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).

Christmas Eve program practice continues today. All Sunday School students will remain in church for practice including the students in Bonnie Buuck/Lisa Erxleben's class.  However, the kindergarten/nursery class will then go to the Parish Hall for their lesson and parents will need to pick them up at the Parish Hall.

The LWML Thursday morning Bible class will not meet during the month of December. They will resume meeting on January 10 at the home of Doris Conrad.

This morning the 2002 Church Council members will be installed.

The election results are as follows:


John Nidlinger


Tom Blomenberg




Dave Miller

Synodical Treasurer:

Cindy Berning





Sean Sielschott

Board of Education:

Kent Kiefer


Mike Linnemeier





Jim Fuhrman


Loren Gallmeyer




Paul DesJean


Aaron Conrad



Home Purpose Treasurer:

Kim Schamerloh

Recording Secretary:

Shirley Buuck


We thank that outgoing Council members for their work this past year. We pray the Lord's blessings upon them as well as the 2002 Council members.

The LYF plans on a gym night at Wyneken on Sunday, January 6, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. (possibly longer).

Come this Wednesday night to enjoy another spaghetti supper prior to the midweek Advent service.  Serving begins at 6:00 p.m. The menu includes spaghetti, breadsticks, applesauce, lettuce salad, dessert, and drinks. A free-will offering will be accepted. Parents, if you can help, please contact Corbin and Lisa Bultemeier. (Again each LYF member is asked to bring one pie with juniors bringing an 9" x 13" dessert).

The LYF wishes to thank all those who came and enjoyed the spaghetti supper last Wednesday evening. A special thanks to those LYF parents who helped with this project.

The men's basketball team has three games this week. They will play Pleasant Dale on Monday at 7:00 p.m. at Monmouth. They also play Pleasant Mills on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and the Church of God on Thursday at 8:00 p.m. Both these games are at Bellmont Middle School.

If you would like a copy of The Lutheran Annual 2002, please contact the church office or Pastor Dahling by this Wednesday, December 19. The cost will be approximately $15 per book. When the Annual arrives, you will be notified.

The Christmas Decorating Committee will meet following the worship service next Sunday, December 23. They will meet in the church basement to put the Christmas treat bags together.

The LWML Quarterlies have arrived. There are copies in either entranceway of the church.

Dear Members of Friedheim,

Until you are in a challenging situation, you sometimes don;t realize how important the support of family and friends can be.  Thank you so much/or the prayers, cards, and well wishes following my illness and treatment. You can't imagine how much your care and Christian concern meant to my family and me. God bless each of you. You were (and still are) truly a Godsend.

Corbin Bultemeier

Attendance: Sunday Worship Service - 361; Sunday School - 83; Bible Class - 21; Early-bird Bible Class - 5; Midweek Advent Service - 90.

Wyneken News

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 this afternoon from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Wyneken cafeteria. If you want to get your pictures and mementoes in order or just want to get some ideas, you're welcome to come for part or all of the lime. If you have questions, you may contact Sherri Johnson or Kim Weiland.

Market Day orders are due to the school by Friday, December 21, with internet orders due by noon on January 5. Pick-up date is Thursday, January 10, in the school lunchroom from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Chapel service will be held on Friday, December 21, at 8:20 a.m.

You are invited to attend the Christmas assembly on Friday, December 21, beginning at 12:40 p.m.

Wyneken’s final day of classes before Christmas break will be on Friday, December 21. Students who ride on North Adams busses will not have transportation to and from school on Thursday & Friday, December 20 & 21.   Parents will need to make arrangements for those two days. (East Allen students will have bus transportation those days.)

Please have your lunch accounts up-to-date. If you have questions concerning your balance, please contact Darrell Ehlerding. He can be reached at 547-4229 in the evenings.

The school will be closed December 29 through January 2 so the custodian can clean and wax the floors.


The 6th grade boys and girls and the 5th grade boys will play Unity at Unity on Thursday, December 20. Game times are 4:15 p.m. (girls), 5:30 p.m. (6th - boys), and 6:45 p.m. (5th - boys).

The girls' teams will participate in the Heritage Feeder Tournament on Saturday, December 22. Check with a player concerning game times.

Come out and support our young athletes!


Amount Received

Amount Needed

Home Purpose  - 12/9



                           12/12 $520.00  






YTD Received

YTD Needed

Home Purpose






Today:       10:30 a.m.   Sunday School

1 p.m. - 4 p.m.    Scrapbooking at Wyneken



7:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

6:00 a.m.

7:30 p.m.

9:30 p.m.

Wednesday: 7:30 p.m.

Thursday:    8:00 p.m.

Bible Class

Men's basketball at Monmoulh vs.

Pleasant Dale

Early-bird Bible Class


Men's basketball at Bellmont Middle

School vs. Pleasant Mills

Midweek Advent Service

Men's basketball vs. Church of God at

Bellmont Middle School





TODAY 9:00 a.m. Worship Service with Holy Communion
  10:30 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class

  1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Scrapbooking at Wyneken



7:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

6:00 a.m.

7:30 p.m.

9:30 p.m.

Wednesday: 7:30 p.m.

Thursday:    8:00 p.m.

Bible Class

Men's basketball at Monmoulh vs.

Pleasant Dale

Early-bird Bible Class


Men's basketball at Bellmont Middle

School vs. Pleasant Mills

Midweek Advent Service

Men's basketball vs. Church of God at

Bellmont Middle School

MONDAY 7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

TUESDAY 7:30 p.m. Choir
WEDNESDAY 8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  Noon Tabea Society Christmas party @ Concord Village
  7:30 p.m. Mid-week Advent Service


8:00 p.m.

Wyneken School Board


December 23

9:00 a.m. Worship Service (Choir Service)
  10:15 a.m. Christmas Eve Program Practice

10:15 a.m.

Decorating Committee Meeting

December 24

6:30 p.m. Songfest

7:00 p.m.

Children's Christmas Eve Service
December 25 9:00 a.m. Christmas Day Worship Service

December 27

1:00 p.m. Woodcrest Chapel

8:00 p.m.

Men's basketball vs. St. Mary's @ BMS

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