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 this morning, please take a moment to complete a communion registration card.  There are cards in either entranceway of the church.  You may give the card to one of the Deacons or place it in the offering plate.  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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Christ the King Sunday
November 21, 2004

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Service

TLH Page 15

The Choir

“Shout Hosanna to the King”

Hymns

TLH #239; #431; #339; #218; #511; #451; #341 ©

Theme for the Day

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

Sermon

“Insult & Triumph” – Colossians 1:13-20
The insult and triumph of Jesus Christ,

1.      the image of God.

2.      the first born of all creation.

3.      the head of the Church and all things.

The Acolyte

Kevin Schultz

+ Soli Deo Gloria +

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Sherril Bradtmueller, Paul Drier, Dan Schuller, Dean Wass, Gabby Cale, Amy Walker, Kathy Bultemeier, Ken Fuhrmann, Valerie Harants, and Kellie Erxleben.  We also remember in our prayers Deb Olson, our pre-kindergarten teacher at Wyneken, Dawn Miller, our Sunday School Superintendent, and Deb Miller who teaches at Concordia Elementary.  May our loving Savior direct, bless, and guide their lives.

We welcome the Freimuth family to the Friedheim family.  Stephanie and her children, Ashtyn, Kyle, and Ryan, have transferred to us from St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne.  The children attend Wyneken.  We pray that the Lord will bless them in their new church home.

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 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 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:  As a church body, we are called to serve one another.  Sometimes we consider ourselves too busy for service.  Consider what would happen if your own physical body behaved that way.  What if your liver decided to start living for itself and said, “I’m tired!  I don’t want to serve the body anymore!  I want a year off just to be fed.  I’ve got to do what’s best for me!  Let some other part take over.”  Your body wouldn’t function very well, if at all!  Neither does the church without YOU!  Consider this verse:  “Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” – Matthew 20:28

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 Hessen Cassel bazaar was $350.25.  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. 

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!

Our congregation’s men’s basketball team plays the Crossroad on Monday, November 22, 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.

Friedheim has been asked for cake donations to be used to help the residents of Lutheran Home celebrate their December birthdays.  We have been asked to bring two white cakes, three chocolate cakes, two yellow cakes, and two angel food cakes (one iced and one without icing).  If you would be willing to donate a cake (cakes are needed by Wednesday, December 8), please contact Donna Hileman (639-3125).  Thanks!

Wheat Ridge Ministries provides helpful booklets in answer to people’s expressed needs.  Topics range from living with terminal cancer to suggestions from notable Christians on health and healing topics.  For a list of available booklets, please check the Wheat Ridge website at www.wheatridge.org.  Included in today’s bulletins are Wheat Ridge stamps.  Please pray for the continued success of this ministry.

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 attend, please return your form by tomorrow.  There are extra registration forms in the entranceway of the church.  The ingathering will go to help the young women of “A Friend’s House,” a home for troubled women.  Needed items include household paper products, plastic leftover containers, serving spoons and forks, spatulas, tongs, cutting boards, mesh strainers, colanders, and bake ware.  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.

“The Lutheran Foundation—A Century of Giving” will premier on PBS39 on Friday, November 26, at 9 p.m.  It will be rebroadcast on Monday, November 29, at 9 p.m.  One hundred years ago, a group of local citizens whose common ground was the Lutheran Church came together to create a hospital that would provide healthcare for the entire community.  In this spirit, Fort Wayne’s Lutheran Hospital was born.  Over the next century, this effort, and their intent, remained steadfast in spite of great historic, social, and economic changes.  This exclusive PBS39 documentary production profiles the history of The Lutheran Foundation and how it has become a philanthropic force in our area for all citizens, while maintaining faith to its credo, “Soli Deo Gloria” – “To God alone be the Glory.”

Included in this morning’s bulletin is a 2005 pledge form.  Please take a moment to read over this insert.  There are envelopes in either entranceway of the church for you to place this form if you so desire.  You may return the form by placing the sealed envelope in the offering plate.

Dear Members of Friedheim,

We just wanted to take a minute to thank all of you for your support during Heath’s recent surgeries.  A special thank you goes to Pastor Dahling for his many visits, prayers, and support.  We appreciated the kind words of support, the prayers, and the Christian care and concern shown to us, as well as the food and gifts given to us.  We are blessed to have each of you in our lives and pray that the Lord continues to bless you. – Mark, Dian, Jared, and Heath Witte

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 265; Sunday school - 47; Bible Class – 21; Monday Evening Bible Class - 7; Early-Bird Bible Class - 11 

 OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Last Week’s

Weekly Budget

+/- for the Week

+/- for the Year

Home Purpose:

 

 

$5,901.09

 $5,506.51

+$394.58

-$31,043.11

Missions:

 

   

 $300.00

$389.42

-$89.42

-$966.94

Wyneken News

The SCRIP holiday contest begins tomorrow 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, all will enjoy an ice cream sundae party and at $70,000 the group will have a pizza party.  The profits from the sale will go towards new furnishings in the library.  A SCRIP order form is included in this morning’s bulletin.  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 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.  The next sale date is January 6.  If you have questions, please contact Sharon Franke (623-3992).

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.  (Parents, bring your baked and homemade goodies to the multi-purpose/activity room some time that day.)  All are invited to attend. 

Morning Arrival Policy Reminder:  Students may arrive at school at 7:45 a.m. and go directly to their classrooms.  Students who arrive before 7:45 a.m. will be sent to the childcare room for supervision.  Please contact the childcare director for enrollment if you need to bring your children before 7:45 a.m.  The exception is band and chime students who arrive at 7:25 a.m.  Siblings who come with them will go to the childcare room.

Fifty students participated in the St. Jude’s Math-a-Thon and raised $1,125.  A thank you goes out to all those who donated money to this worthy cause.

The PTL will be sponsoring a Father/Daughter dance but volunteers are needed to make this happen.  If you would like to help organize this event, you can contact Corene Scheumann, Linda Kleine, or Stephanie Hartman.  An organizational meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 30, at 7 p.m. in the multi-purpose room.  A mother/son activity is also in the works.  Watch for more details about both these events.

The following Friedheim students had perfect school attendance for the first quarter:  Travis Hockemeyer, Nick Linnemeier, Andy Blomenberg, Carissa Schultz, Kayla Johnson, Trevor Black, Kolton Everett, Freddie Geels, Ryan Hockemeyer, Tia Lee, Alyssa Strickler, Brett Hormann, Shelby Kiess, Madison Stoppenhagen, Gunnar Cale, Jessica Linnemeier, Alex Weiland, Caleb Buuck, Jarvis Cale, Paul Drier, Allyssa Johnson, Elizabeth Kiefer, Shawn Kiess, Clayton Stoppenhagen, Jenna Timm, Anna Buuck, Chris Gorman, James Gorman, Andrea Johnson, and Kevin Schultz.  The following students had perfect church attendance:  Andy Blomenberg, Kayla Johnson, Alyssa Strickler, Brett Hormann, Brittany Franke, Ashtyn Freimuth, Elliot Conrad, Elizabeth Kiefer, Chris Gorman, and James Gorman.  The following students had perfect Sunday School attendance:  Aaron Bergman, Timberlee Weiland, Andy Blomenberg, Kayla Johnson, Anna Franke, Ryan Hockemeyer, Alyssa Strickler, Brett Hormann, Brittany Franke, Matt Gorman, Alex Weiland, Elliot Conrad, Paul Drier, Elizabeth Kiefer, and Chris Gorman.

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 enjoy the delicious food.  Hate to wrap gifts?  This year, have your gifts wrapped at the show.  You may bring your items from home to have wrapped or the purchases you make the day of the show can be brought to the gift wrapping table (child care room) and will be wrapped for you and be ready for pick up at the end of day.  What will this cost you ask?  A free will donation.   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 need to be returned by Wednesday, November 24.  The items will arrive before Christmas. 

The JV girls will face Woodburn at 4:15 p.m. on Monday, November 22, at Woodburn followed by the sixth grade boys’ game at 5:30 p.m.  

THIS WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

TODAY

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

 

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

 

Noon

tems for Thanksgiving Display due

WEDNESDAY

8:20 a.m.

Chapel at Wyneken

 

7:00 p.m.

Thanksgiving Eve Worship Service with Holy Communion

THURSDAY

9:00 a.m.

Thanksgiving Day Worship Service with Holy Communion

FRIDAY

1:00 p.m.

Set up for St. Jude’s Craft Show

SATURDAY:

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

St. Jude Craft Show

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

November 28

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service 

 

10:00 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class

November 29

7:00 p.m.

Advent by Candlelight

November 30

6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class

December 1

8:20 a.m.

Chapel @ Wyneken

 

All Day

Tabea Society

 

7:00 p.m.

Mid-week Advent Worship Service

December 4

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Wyneken Craft Show

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