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 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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Second to last Sunday
November 14, 2004

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Worship Page 5
The Choir “All Men Living Are But Mortal”
Hymns TLH #609; #613; #279 ©
The Readings Last Judgment
 Jeremiah 226:1-6  
2 Thessalonians 1:5-10  
Luke 19:11-27  

The Sermon

“The Talents” – Luke 19:13
     1.
     God has given each of us a gift.
     2.
      God has given us instruction with reference to that gift.
     3.     God has distributed the means wisely.
     4.     God has arranged a favorable time for investments.
The Acolyte Kevin Schultz

+ Soli Deo Gloria +

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Melyssa Bultemeier, Gene Linnemeier, Shadoe McAllister, Helma Conrad, Joyce King, Monica Stoppenhagen, Pat Buuck, Norma Miller, Carol Selking, Jason Putteet, Lisa Bills, Sharon Franke, Shelly Kiefer, and Alan Bergdall.  We also remember in our prayers Rae Fuhrmann, our kindergarten teacher at Wyneken, Shirley Drier, our Assistant Sunday School Superintendent, and Sandy Blomenberg who teaches at St. Peter-Immanuel.  May our loving Savior direct, bless, and guide their lives.

Please note that our Thanksgiving Eve service will begin at 7 p.m. on November 24, not 7:30 p.m. as listed in the November newsletter.

May the Great Physician grant health and strength to all who are in need.   We remember in our prayers Ed Werling who has returned home, Samantha Stiltner who is recovering in an Indianapolis hospital, and Bryan Miller.

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

The 8th graders will help the younger children in Sunday School with a project since the 7th graders will be singing at Bingen.

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:  In God’s kingdom, you have a place, a purpose, a role, and a function to fulfill.  It cost Jesus his own life to purchase your salvation.  Through salvation our past has been forgiven, our present is given meaning, and our future is secured.  Consider this verse:  “You were bought at a price.  Therefore, honor God with your body.” – I Corinthians 6:20

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?

Last week’s profit from the South Adams bazaar was $183.  Thanks to all who helped.  The next show is at St. Jude’s (near Parkview Hospital) on Saturday, November 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Voting for our local Thrivent Financial for Lutheran officers (Adams County chapter) will take place today.  The congregation is invited to come to the Parish Hall basement for a free brunch, catered by Manley Meats.  The menu includes egg/hash brown casserole, cinnamon rolls, orange juice, and coffee. 

Our congregation’s men’s basketball team plays United Brethren on Monday, November 15, at 6 p.m. at Monmouth Elementary School.  The team is in need of more players.  Please consider this opportunity.  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 today.  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.  Registration forms are included in this morning’s bulletin.  An insert is also included about “A Friend’s House,” a home for troubled women that will be the recipient of the in-gathering for that evening.  Let us keep this ministry in our prayers.

Bids for groundskeeper, Parish Hall custodian, and church custodian need to be submitted to one of the Trustees—Leonard Bultemeier, Cliff Buuck, Glenn Buuck, or Stan Fuhrmann—by Wednesday, December 1.  If you have any questions, please contact one of the Trustees.

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.

Thanksgiving Display

The Altar Guild would like to remind the congregation that there will be a Thanksgiving display again this year.  If you would like to loan items for this display (produce, canned goods, etc.), please have your items at church no later than noon on Tuesday, November 23.  You may take your items home following the worship service on the 25th.  Thanks!

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 215 with 148 receiving Holy Communion; Sunday school - 35; Bible Class – 17; Monday Evening Bible Class - 7; Early-Bird Bible Class - 7

 OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Last Week’s

Weekly Budget

+/- for the Week

+/- for the Year

Home Purpose:

 

 

 

$5,866.71

 $5,506.51

+$360.20

-$31,437.69

Missions:

 

   

 $800.00

$389.42

+$410.58

-$877.52

Wyneken News

The SCRIP holiday contest begins November 22 and ends December 5.  If $30,000 in SCRIP is sold, the students will each receive a candy bar and pop.  For $45,000 in sales, the children and staff will be treated to a continental breakfast.  At $60,000, an ice cream sundae party will be enjoyed by all and at $70,000 the group will have a pizza party.    Come to the PTL meeting on November 15 to help decide where the profits from this contest will go towards.  SCRIP is available on Wednesday and Fridays after school in the front lobby and all day on Fridays in the school office.  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 23, 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 is singing at Bingen’s 10:30 a.m. service this morning. 

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!

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!

The Fort Wayne Philharmonic (string ensemble) is coming to our school on Thursday, November 18, at 9:15 a.m.  If you would like to come and hear this performance, you are invited to do so.

Congratulations to the following students from Friedheim who made honor roll this first quarter:  Brittany Franke, Elliot Conrad, Clayton Stoppenhagen, Jenna Timm, Anna Buuck, Chris Gorman, James Gorman, and Kevin Schultz.  The following students made honorable mention:  Gunnar Cale, Matt Gorman, Allison Hormann, Jessica Linnemeier, Alex Weiland, Caleb Buuck, Jarvis Cale, Paul Drier, Elizabeth Kiefer, and Andrea Johnson.

Congratulations also to Marv Drier, our 8th grade teacher and technology coordinator, who was named in the 2004 edition of Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers.  This is quite an honor.

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

The Boosters will be taking one last order for Wyneken shirts and sweatshirts.  Forms were sent home with the students last week and need to be returned by Wednesday, November 24.  The items will arrive before Christmas. 

Intramural basketball for 3rd and 4th grade boys and girls will be starting in December.  There is no fee, but a sports physical must be on file prior to the first practice.

The varsity A & B teams will be playing Heritage on Monday, November 15.  The boys’ games are at Heritage at 4:15 p.m. (B team) and 5:30 p.m. (A team) with the girls’ games at Wyneken at 4:15 p.m. (B team) and 5:30 p.m. (A team).  The B teams will also play Holy Cross on Thursday, November 18, with the girls playing at 4:15 p.m. and the boys’ game at 5:30 p.m.  These games are at Wyneken.

The JV girls will face Zion, Decatur at 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday, November 17, at Wyneken followed by the sixth grade boys’ game at 5:30 p.m.  The JV girls will also play Holy Cross at Holy Cross at 4:15 p.m. on Thursday, November 18, with the 6th grade boys’ game starting at 5:30 p.m. and the 5th grade boys’ game 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!

THIS WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

TODAY 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service

  10:00 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Class       
  10:00 a.m.

Thrivent Brunch

MONDAY 6:00 p.m. Men’s basketball @ Monmouth
  7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class                                           

TUESDAY 6:00 a.m. Early-bird Bible Class
  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
WEDNESDAY All Day  Tabea Society Extra  Quilting
  8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  7:00 p.m. Choir
THURSDAY 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class @ Marlene Conrad’s
SATURDAY 1:30 p.m. Bellmont/Concord Scrimmage @ Wyneken

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

November 21 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion 

10:15 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Class  
November 22  7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
November 23 6:00 a.m. Early-bird Bible Class
Noon Thanksgiving Display items due in church
November 24 7:00 p.m. Thanksgiving Eve Service with HC
November 25 9:00 a.m. Thanksgiving Day Service with HC
November 26 1:00 p.m. Set up for St. Jude’s Craft Show
November 27 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Craft Show at St. Jude’s (Ft. Wayne)

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