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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Advent 1
November 28, 2004

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Service

TLH Page 15

The Choir

“Lo, He Comes”


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


“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—Brad Schamerloh, Kristie Brown, Alma Miller, Joe Des Jean, Paul Fuhrmann, Jane Thieme, Paul Des Jean, Doug Hormann, Robin Secaur, Gerhard Werling, and Dawn Miller.  We also remember in our prayers our Wyneken aides, Susie Ehlerding, Hollie Hormann, LaDonna McBride, and Thelma Standiford, Bonnie Buuck, one of our Sunday School teachers, and Jenny Schamerloh who teaches at Concordia Elementary.  May our loving Savior direct, bless, and guide their lives.

We welcome Ashlyn Shea Walker, daughter of Brian and Amy (Kalthoff) Walker, to church membership through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism.  Serving as sponsors are Corbin and Lisa Bultemeier.  On Thanksgiving Day, Heath Matthew Witte, son of Mark & Dian (Kukelhan) Witte, reaffirmed his baptismal vows.  Serving as sponsors were Todd & Misty Gehres and Grant Kukelhan.  May the Good Shepherd keep an ever-watchful eye on these most precious of His lambs.

May the Great Physician grant health and strength to all who are in need.   We remember in our prayers Ed Werling and Bryan Miller.

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

Our mid-week Advent services begin this Wednesday, December 1, with the worship service starting at 7 p.m.  You are invited to attend and hear Pastor’s sermon, “Peace in Our Time.”  The choir will have practice following the worship service.

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 Rick Warren says so well in The Purpose Driven Life, “When Jesus healed Peter’s sick mother-in-law, she instantly “stood up and began to serve Jesus.”  That is what we are to do.  We are healed to help others.  We are blessed to be a blessing.  We are saved to serve, not to sit around and wait for heaven!  Consider this verse:  “God who has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace.” – 2 Timothy 1:9

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?

The Morning Glories will be at the Wyneken craft show this Saturday, December 4, with show hours from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Look for them in the library!

Our congregation’s men’s basketball team is off this week.  They will resume play on Monday, December 6, at 7 p.m. at Monmouth Elementary School.  Preble will be their opponent.

Council Members:  The minutes from the November 2 Council meeting are in your slots in the entranceway of the church.  The next Council meeting is Tuesday, December 7, at 8 p.m.  Please have your budget pages to the church office by next Sunday, December 5, so a tentative budget can be compiled and distributed at the Council meeting on the 7th.  Thanks!

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 sponsors service ministries to help people get back on their feet.  The Bakery House in Gary, Indiana, is just one example.   Here men addicted to alcohol and drugs can bet the help they need to remain drug and alcohol free.  What make The Bakery House unique is that it is staffed by residents and graduates of the program.

The LWML is hosting “Advent by Candlelight” tomorrow evening at 7 p.m. in the Parish Hall.  This is an opportunity for devotion and fellowship to prepare you for the coming Christmas season.   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.  Monetary donations and gift cards are also being collected.  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 following have allowed their names to be placed for consideration for church office.  The Election and Budget Meeting will be held in the church basement following the worship service on Sunday, December 12.

Vice Chairman:

Sean Sielschott & Floyd Thieme


Tom Brandt, Marv Drier, Larry Hitzfield, and Stan Stoppenhagen

Financial Secretary:

Sharon Franke & To be announced


Rudy Eidam, Scott Hormann, Matt Knipstein, and To be announced

Board of Education:

Randy Everett & Duane Kiess

Board of Evangelism:

Tammy Dahling & Monica Stoppenhagen


J.J. Everett, Marc Lichtle, J.D. Nidlinger, and Daniel Schuller

Friedheim Foundation:

Jim Fuhrman & Lin Gorman

“The Lutheran Foundation—A Century of Giving” can be seen on PBS39 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.”

Your 2005 pledge form can be returned to church by placing it in the offering plate between now and the first of the year.  There are extra pledge forms in either entranceway if you didn’t receive one last week.  There are also envelopes in either entranceway of the church for you to place this form in if you so desire. 

Youth ushers for December are Brett Conrad and Joey Gorman.

Adele Blomenberg and Ann Crosby are serving on Altar Guild for December.

The Thursday morning LWML Bible Class will meet again on January 6.

The Morning Glories will not meet again until the first of the year.  Watch the bulletin for the date.

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 249 with 155 receiving Holy Communion; Sunday School - 46; Bible Class – 23; Monday Evening Bible Class - 5; Early-Bird Bible Class – 9; Thanksgiving Eve - 57 with 41 receiving Holy Communion; Thanksgiving Day - 172 with 128 receiving Holy Communion


Last Week’s

Weekly Budget

+/- for the Week

+/- for the Year

Home Purpose:















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 as well as books.  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 pick up date is Tuesday, November 30, in the cafeteria from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  (Please note the date and time change for picking up your items.)  If you have questions, please contact Sharon Franke (623-3992).

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.

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.

Midterm for the second quarter is November 30; reports will be sent home with the students on Friday, December 3.

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 JV girls will face St. Peter’s Goeglein at 4:15 p.m. on Monday, November 29, at Wyneken with the fifth grade boys’ game at 5:30 p.m.  



10:00 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class


7:00 p.m.

Advent by Candlelight


6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class


8:20 a.m.

Chapel at Wyneken


All Day

Tabea Society


7:00 p.m.

Midweek Advent Service



(Choir follows)


9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Wyneken Craft Show


December 5

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion



(Nativity sets to be distributed) 


10:15 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class

December 6

7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class


7:00 p.m.

Men’s basketball

December 7

6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class


7:00 p.m.

Elders’ Meeting


7:30 p.m.

Trustees Meeting


8:00 p.m.

Council Meeting

December 8

8:30 a.m.

Chapel at Wyneken


7:00 p.m.

Midweek Advent Service



(Choir follows)

December  10


Craft show at Ossian Health Care

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