Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

We welcome you to Friedheim and pray that you find hope and comfort in God’s Word.  If you are communing, please take a moment to complete a communion card.  Cards can be found in the entranceway of the church and can be placed in the offering plate or given to one of the Deacons.  If you are visiting this morning, please sign one of the guest registries located at both entrances of the church.  Please worship with us again soon.

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Third to Last Sunday
November 7, 2004

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Service

TLH Page 15

The Solo

“The Trumpet will Sound”


TLH #29; #656; #651; #660 ©

Theme for the Day

Saints Triumphant

First Lesson

Isaiah 65:17-25

Second Lesson

2 Thessalonians 2:13 – 3:5

Gospel Lesson

Luke 20:27-38


“To Be a Lutheran” – I Timothy 1:1-8

The Acolyte

Allyssa Johnson

+ Soli Deo Gloria +

We thank Stephen Zehnder, one of our fieldworkers, for delivering this morning’s sermon message.  We pray the Lord’s blessings upon him as he continues his study for the ministry.

We also thank Mike Heckman for sharing his gift of song with us this morning.  May the Lord continue to bless him.

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Scott Gehres, Grayson Everett Lehman (his first!), Jenna Timm, Barb Geyer, Katie Linnemeier, Matt Nidlinger, Heidi Wilkinson, Amy DeKoninck, Fred Geels, Amanda Hunkins, Erik Blomenberg, Lillian Buuck, Audra Overhiser, Carrie Robinson, and Becky DeKoninck.  We also remember in our prayers Becky Klenke, our 1st grade teacher at Wyneken, Stephen Zehnder, one of our Sunday School teachers, and Sara Rhymer who teaches in the North Adams system.  May our loving Savior direct, bless, and guide their lives.

May the Great Physician grant health and strength to all who are in need.   We remember in our prayers Ed Werling who is in extended care at Adams Memorial Hospital, Heath Witte who underwent surgery on Wednesday and has returned home, and Bryan Miller.

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

There will be no Sunday School classes for the 7th & 8th grade classes this morning.  Next Sunday, November 14, the 8th graders will help the younger children with a project since the 7th graders will be singing at Bingen.


Checkbook balance, November 1



Anticipated expenses for November:






  Communion Supplies



  Choir Music









  Wyneken, November payment



  Wyneken, October payment



  Friedheim Foundation Loan



  Radio Broadcast






  Stewardship Material



  Supplies & Stationery






  Equipment, Repair



  Heating Fuel









  Maintenance Supplies



  Repairs, Buildings



  Taxes & State Fees



Total anticipated expenses



Amount needed to cover expenses





Thank you, God, for little things that often come our way,
The things we take for granted but don’t mention when we pray,
The unexpected courtesy, the thoughtful, kindly deed,
A hand reached out to help us in the time of sudden need—
Oh make us more aware, dear God, of little daily graces
That come to us with “sweet surprise” from never-dreamed-of places.

--- Helen Steiner Rice

Tune in to the Lutheran Hour next Sunday.  The show airs on Sunday on WLW (700) out of Cincinnati at 7 a.m. and on Van Wert stations WERT (1220) and WKSD (99.7 FM) at 10:30 a.m.  The program airs on Sunday at 8:05 a.m. on WZBD (92.7 FM) and then on WFCV (1090 AM) at 3:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Stewardship Committee’s Food for Thought:  Ephesians 2:10 says, “We were created in Christ Jesus to do good works.”  These “good works” are your service.  Whenever you serve others in any way, you are actually serving God.  The Bible also says God prepared “good works” for us to do.  You were laced on this planet for a special job.  We just need to realize what it is and do it with a joyful heart.  Consider this verse:  “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” – Jeremiah 1:5

Have you ever tuned in to “Issues, Etc.” that airs LIVE on Sunday evenings from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. on WLYV (1450 AM) in Fort Wayne and on a tape-delay basis on Sunday evenings from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on WFCV (1090 AM) in Fort Wayne?

Set up for the Hessen Cassel craft show is this Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  The show hours on Saturday, November 13, are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.  If you would like to help with this show, please contact Marlene Conrad. 

Altar Guild will meet this Tuesday, November 9, at 7:30 p.m.  All ladies of the congregation are welcome to come.

Voting for our local Thrivent Financial for Lutheran officers (Adams County chapter) will take place on Sunday, November 14.  The congregation is invited to a free brunch that day, catered by Manley Meats.  The menu includes egg/hash brown casserole, cinnamon rolls, orange juice, and coffee.  Come to the Parish Hall basement following the worship service on the 14th and enjoy a delicious meal and take the opportunity for Christian fellowship.

Our congregation’s men’s basketball team will begin their season on Monday, November 8, at 6 p.m. at Monmouth Elementary School.  Additional players are welcome.  Please contact Steve Conrad for more information.

The LWML is again hosting “Advent by Candlelight” on Monday, November 29, at 7 p.m. in the Parish Hall.  This is an opportunity for devotion and fellowship to prepare you for the coming Christmas season.   There has always been a wonderful turnout for this evening.  If you would like to serve as a hostess, you are asked to return your reservation form no later than Sunday, November 14.  If you need more information about the duties of the hostess, please contact Ann Crosby or Doris Conrad.  If you would like to attend, please return your form no later than Monday, November 22.

LYF Members:  There is no gym night tonight; however, St. John’s Bingen’s youth group invites the youth from Friedheim (and Preble) to join them for a “Lock-In.”  The lock-in starts at 7 p.m. on Friday, November 12, and concludes at 8 a.m. on Saturday morning.  Those attending are asked to bring a snack (chips, cookies, crackers, etc.), gym clothes and shoes, sleeping bag and pillow, and a dollar for each slice of pizza you plan on ordering Friday night.  There will be games in the gym, movies, video games, food, board games, cards, and a midnight chapel service.  If you have any questions, you may call Keith Dicke (639-6274), youth director at Bingen.

St. Paul Lutheran Church (Preble) Ladies Aid is having their annual Christmas Bazaar and Luncheon on Saturday, November 20, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The free will luncheon will offer a variety of soups and sandwiches, pies, desserts, and drinks.  The Bazaar will include homemade noodles, baked goods, craft items, and the church’s new cookbook.

The November meeting of the Concordia Seminary Guild will be held on Tuesday, November 9, at 1 p.m. in Luther Hall at the seminary.  Our guest presenters will be Paul and Jeanne Touloute of Les Cayes, Haiti who will tell us about the Lutheran Church of Haiti, and the Seminary’s connection with it.  A business meeting, a report of Seminary activities, and refreshments, will follow the speakers.

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 244 with 146 receiving Holy Communion; Sunday school - 55; Bible Class – 27; Monday Evening Bible Class - 8; Early-Bird Bible Class - 5


Last Week’s

Weekly Budget

+/- for the Week

+/- for the Year

Home Purpose:














Wyneken News

SCRIP is available on Wednesday and Fridays after school in the front lobby and all day on Fridays in the school office.  The holiday contest begins on November 22.  You may also see Kim Weiland after this morning’s worship service and purchase SCRIP from her.  You can also E-mail Kim at kimw@sgiinc.com and place your order.  If you use the school’s address (scrip@wyneken.org), Kim can’t respond to your E-mail.

Market Day order forms need to be returned to Wyneken by Friday, November 19, with Internet orders due by noon on Tuesday, November 22, with pick up on Tuesday, November 30, from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  (Please note the date and time change for picking up your items.)  Items on special this month include Italian meatballs (3# for $7.99), breaded mozzarella sticks ($9.79), breaded chicken breast patties ($13.99), meat loaf slices ($6.99), sliced BBQ beef ($11.99), diced chicken tenderloins ($16.99), fish & chips ($10.89), apple cranberry deep dish pie ($8.00), chocolate chip cookie dough ($5.89), Szechwan shrimp stir fry ($7.49), Ocean Spray wild berry singles ($9.79), chocolate chip mini pancakes ($6.79), and cheddar broccoli bake ($6.79).  Don’t forget to check out the holiday selections.  Buy 1 roast and two items from this insert and receive a free caramel apple crisp.  If you have questions, please contact Sharon Franke (623-3992).

The 7th grade choir will sing at Bingen next Sunday, November 14, at the 10:30 a.m. service.  Please be at church by 10:10 a.m. on the 14th.

The PTL will meet on Monday, November 15, at 7 p.m. in the multi-purpose room.  The guest speaker will be a Decatur police officer discussing the DARE program.  The 8th graders will again provide babysitting that night for a donation of $1 per child.  Please make plans to attend!

Chapel offerings for November will be going to help four families have a better Christmas this year.   A list of needed items was included in the November newsletter. A copy of this list can also be found on the bulletin boards in either entranceway of the church.  Thanks for your help!

East Allen Parents:  There is early dismissal at 12:25 p.m. for faculty in-service on Monday, November 8.  There will be no East Allen bus in the afternoon that day.  East Allen will not have classes on Thursday and Friday, November 11-12.  You will again have to make arrangements to get your child to and from school those days.

The Fall program, “Sing a Happy Autumn,” will be presented by the 3rd-5th grades on Tuesday, November 23, at 7 p.m.  There will be a bake sale during intermission that evening.  All are invited to attend.  (Parents are needed to help with scenery and props.  If you can help, please contact your child’s teacher.)

Just a reminder, all Christmas card monies need to be turned in by Monday, November 15.  Thanks!

Our spaces are filled!  Now we invite you to come to this year’s Wyneken craft show on Saturday, December 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Enjoy the crafts and do some Christmas shopping, purchase some homemade cookies, and this year, have your gifts wrapped at the show.   We look forward to seeing you on the 4th!

Sporting News

We pray for the safe return of our athletes, coaches, and fans as they return from the Indianapolis tournament today.

The Boosters will be taking orders for Wyneken shirts and sweatshirts later this month.  The items will arrive before Christmas.  Watch for order forms.

There will be two more training nights to learn how to run the scoreboard and keep scorebook on Tuesday, November 9, at 4:30 p.m., and Wednesday, November 10, at 3 p.m. and should last about one hour.  Your help is very much needed for these two tasks.  If you would be willing to volunteer your time, it would be very much appreciated.  So parents, grandparents, older siblings, cousins, aunts, uncles, friends, come to a training night and help out our young athletes.  Thanks!

Regular season games begin this week for the varsity A & B squads and the 5th grade boys.  Wyneken A teams will be hosting Bluffton Community Christian School on Thursday, November 11.  The girls will play at 5 p.m. followed by the boys’ game at 6:45 p.m.  The varsity B teams will be going to Concordia with the girls playing at 4:15 p.m., the boys at 5:30 p.m. and the 5th grade boys at 6:45 p.m.

Looking ahead:  The Bellmont High School boys basketball team, last year’s IHSAA state runner-ups, will play a scrimmage game at Wyneken on Saturday afternoon, November 20.  Concord High School will be their opponent at 1:30 p.m.  No admission will be charged.  Let’s have a huge crowd and support our local high school team!



9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion


10:15 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class


6:00 p.m.

Men’s basketball @ Monmouth


7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class


6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class


9:00 a.m.

Morning Glories


7:30 p.m.

Altar Guild


8:20 a.m.

Chapel @ Wyneken


All Day

Tabea Society


7:00 p.m.



8:00 a.m.

Thrivent Meeting at Re/Max


9:00 a.m.

LWML Bible Class @ Adele Blomenberg’s


7:00 p.m.

School Board Meeting


5:00 p.m.

Set up for Hessen Cassel Craft Show


8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Hessen Cassel Craft Show


November 14

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service 


10:00 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class


10:00 a.m.

Thrivent Brunch

November 15

7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

November 16

6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class


9:00 a.m.

Morning Glories

November 17

9:00 a.m.

LWML Bible Class

November 20

1:30 p.m.

Bellmont/Concord Scrimmage @ Wyneken

The Lutheran Hymnal midi files copyright © 1998 Rev. Richard Jordan, used by permission