Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

We welcome you to Friedheim.  If you are communing this morning, take a moment to complete a communion registration card.  There are cards in either entranceway of the church.  You may place the card in the offering plate or give it to one of the Deacons.  If you are visiting us today, please sign one of the guest registries located at either entrance of the church.  Please worship with us again soon.

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3rd to Last Sunday of the Church Year
November 6, 2005

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Service

Page 15

The Hymns

TLH #613; #441; #442; #611; #619; #651

The Choir “Zion Hears the Watchman
Theme for the Day


Old Testament Lesson

Malachi 2:1-2, 4-10

Epistle Lesson        I Thessalonians 2:8-13
Gospel Lesson   Matthew 23:1-12


“Practice What You Preach” – Matthew 23:1-12

1.       Let’s not substitute forms for true religion.

2.       Let us thus use the forms of religion to exalt God rather than ourselves.

The Acolyte

Allyssa Johnson

+ Soli Deo Gloria +

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Janice K. Buuck, Scott Gehres, Grayson Lehman, Jenna Timm, Barb Geyer, Katie Linnemeier, Matt Nidlinger, Heidi Wilkinson, Amy DeKoninck, Fred Geels, Amanda Hunkins, Addie Woerner, Erik Blomenberg, and Audra Koldyke.  We remember all those involved in education, especially Heidi Werling, our Wyneken 2nd grade teacher, Stan Stoppenhagen, one of our Sunday School teachers, and Kristie Werling who teaches at Bellmont Middle School.  May our loving Savior direct, bless, and guide their lives.

We rejoice with Sean & Betty Sielschott who will be celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary this Tuesday, November 8.  May the Lord continue to be the center of their home and shower blessings upon this couple.

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

This morning’s lesson in Adult Bible Class is “Joseph Makes Himself Known.”  After years of hardship and decades of alienation and estrangement from his family, Joseph can no longer be constrained. He makes himself known to his brothers. Immediately the hostility and division disappears. Sometimes we may sense distance from family and friends. How do we find intimacy? Our lesson gives us some key concepts.

Included in this morning’s bulletin is our weekly study guide, “Time in the Word.”   

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. 

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? 

Wheat Ridge Ministries is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2005.  Since 1905 we’ve been seeding ministries that offer health and hope in the name of the healing Christ.  One area of focus is the care and development of church leaders.  Your support of Wheat Ridge helps strengthen our church leaders.  Thank you.

Stewardship Committee’s Food for Thought:  Love motivates us to be givers rather than takers.  Old Testament believers tithed under the Law; New Testament Christians tithe under grace.  With the proper motive of love for God who gave His only Son, the tithe acts as a benchmark or a guide for our giving.

You are invited to a Fellowship Dinner, a fully catered FREE dinner for your entire family, on Sunday evening, November 13.  This will be an opportunity for fellowship with other members, listen to some thoughts from Pastor Dahling, and enjoy theatrical productions by the LYF.  The event starts at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served at 6 p.m.  Please RSVP Tim or Kris Blomenberg (547-4673), Dale Heckman (724-4340), Davon Bultemeier (639-7365), or the church office (547-4248) by November 7.   There are also sign-up sheets in either entranceway of the church.  Hope you can make it!!

Don’t forget to check out our website, www.zionfriedheim.org.  You will find bulletins, newsletters, and recent pictures of events.  If you have any pictures to share for the site, make sure you contact Marv Drier.

The Morning Glories will be going to Hessen Cassel this Saturday.  Show hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Set up is Friday night from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Help will be needed to transport items both to and from the show.  On November 26, they will be going to St. Jude’s craft show (near Parkview Hospital).  Set up will be Friday, November 25, at 1 p.m. If you can help at either of these shows, please contact Marlene Conrad or Shirley Buuck.

The Altar Guild will have their quarterly meeting on Tuesday, November 8, at 7:30 p.m. 

Advent by Candlelight reservation forms were included in your November newsletter.  Hostesses will be needed for that night.  If you would be willing to serve as a hostess, please return your reservation form by Sunday, November 13.  If you wish to attend, but don’t want to be a hostess, your form needs to be returned by Monday, November 21.

The men’s basketball season will begin in mid-November.  New players are needed.  Former players are also welcome to come out of retirement and join the team.  If you need more information, please contact Steve Conrad (547-4597).  As soon as the schedules are available, information on game dates and times will be published.

The Trustees are taking bids for church custodian, Parish Hall custodian, and groundskeeper.  Please submit your bid by Sunday, November 27, to one of our Trustees—Leonard Bultemeier, Glenn Buuck, Marc Lichtle, or J. D. Nidlinger.

Come to the brunch sponsored by Thrivent after the worship service on Sunday, November 20.  Enjoy hash brown casserole, egg casserole, cinnamon rolls, orange juice, and coffee in the Parish Hall basement.  If you are a Thrivent member (16 years of age or older) you may vote for our local board.  Everyone is welcome and there is no charge for the meal (not even a free-will offering!)

I just wanted the congregation to know how much I appreciated the cards, letters, visits, and prayers.  May the Lord bless each of you.  – Ben Miller

An update from the Lutheran Foundation concerning their matching grant for hurricane relief:  Cash gifts from a congregation, school, or individual already raised will be matched.  Any new funds raised by a congregation will be matched.  An individual who completed Thrivent’s matching grant form can have that gift matched once again by Lutheran Foundation.  Any gift given to other Lutheran organizations will be matched.  How?  Contact the church office with the following information—Name, amount donated, date of donation, and where donation was sent—for individual donations.  One form will be sent to the Lutheran Foundation.  These gifts will then be matched and used to help support the four congregations in the Southern District adopted by the Indiana District.

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Ossian, is having their annual Holiday Bazaar and Swiss Steak Dinner on Sunday, November 13, beginning at 11:15 a.m. with serving until 1:30 p.m.  Join us for dinner and fellowship.  The cost is adults $7 and children, under 12, $5.

Concordia Lutheran Church, 4245 Lake Avenue, invites you to their “A Beary Christmas Craft Show and Cookie Walk” on Saturday, November 12, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Lunch (soup, sandwiches, and desserts) will be served.

Benjamin Haupt, son of Douglas and Luanne, will be ordained into the pastoral ministry at Emmanuel (Soest) Lutheran Church at 1:30 p.m. this afternoon.  Ben’s call is to St. Paul Lutheran Church, Boca Raton, Florida.  A reception for Ben and his wife, Celina, will follow the service in the Fellowship Hall.  Please join Emmanuel for this special celebration.

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 230 with 129 receiving Holy Communion; Sunday School – 49; Bible Class – 19; Monday Evening Bible Class - 5; Early-bird Bible Class - 9


Last Week’s

Weekly Budget

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Wyneken News

As the holidays approach and you begin your Christmas shopping and party needs, think SCRIP.  See Kim Weiland, Friedheim’s SCRIP rep, following the worship service this morning to purchase your SCRIP.  SCRIP is also available in the school office all day on Friday’s or in the lobby after school on Wednesdays and Fridays.  You can also E-mail Kim at kimw@sgiinc.com and place your order.

New items from Market Day are sun-dried tomato & three-cheese dip ($9.99) and trial boneless buffalo bites ($5.49).  Great price items include Italian style meatballs ($7.99) and jumbo party shrimp ($9.19).  Other specials are filet mignon ($32.95) bacon wrapped ranch steaks ($11.99), boneless pork chops ($9.99), meat loaf slices ($7.49), garlic & herb shrimp ($11.99), popcorn shrimp ($10.99), mini pizza bagels ($6.99), herb & garlic chicNSteakes ($8.95), Italian style stuffed chicken breast ($13.49), petite turkey medallions ($10.69), teriyaki chicNSteakes ($8.95), mashed potato patties ($4.49) cinnamon apple slices ($6.29), Mexican chili crispitos ($9.39), mac & cheese singles ($8.29). breakfast pizzas ($8.39), chocolate chip mini pancakes ($6.99), gourmet cinnamon rolls ($7.49), microwave pancakes ($6.49), American cheese ($10. 49), cheese pizza eat-zzas ($6.49), and chocolate-chocolate chip puddin’ cakes ($6.49).  This month, tiy cab get a free triple chocolate bundt cake when you purchase one roast and two holiday dishes from the insert.  Orders need to be returned to school by Wednesday, November 16, with Internet orders due by noon on Friday, November 18.  Pick-up date is Wednesday, November 23, from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  (Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, there is a difference in the normal due dates and delivery dates and times.)   If you have any questions, you can contact Sharon Franke (623-3992).

Wyneken will dismiss at 12:25 p.m. on Monday, November 7.  Students who ride North Adams busses will have bus transportation both ways.  Students who ride East Allen County busses will need to find transportation home that day.

Students who ride East Allen County busses will need to find transportation both to and from school on Thursday and Friday, November 10 and 11. 

Parents, please remember that school begins at 8 a.m.  If you child arrives after that time, they are considered tardy.  Students are allowed three tardies per semester.

The Board is taking bids for snow removal at Wyneken.  The bids are to include shoveling of sidewalks (with the work to be completed by 7 a.m.)  In addition, proof of insurance will also be required.  If you have more questions or wish to submit a bid, please contact a member of the School Board (Mike Conrad, Randy Everett, or Kent Stoppenhagen) or Lowell Timm.  Bids are due today.

Check out the school’s website (www.wyneken.org).  The 8th graders have been hard at work creating pages to represent every grade at school.  Take a look and see what’s happening at our school!!

November 14 is the deadline for money to be turned in from Christmas catalog sales.  If there was a problem with the order (missing, broken, or wrong items), contact the school office immediately with a note of explanation.  Thanks!

The students will be collecting money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society through November 18.  Your support of this worthwhile cause is appreciated.

The 1st & 5th grade classes are asking for your assistance in helping four needed families have a brighter Christmas this year.  A list of the items needed for these families were in the November newsletter.  A list also is posted on the bulletin boards in either entranceway of the church.  You may drop off your items at Wyneken or give them to a Wyneken student to take to the school for you.  Gift items will be accepted through December 2.

Order forms for poinsettias and wreaths can be found in either entranceway of the church.  The 8th graders will be taking orders through December 1.  You can place your order form in the boxes in either entranceway of the church or give it to one of the Wyneken 8th graders.  Friedheim’s 8th graders include Caleb Buuck, Jarvis Cale, Elliot Conrad, Paul Drier, Allyssa Johnson, Elizabeth Kiefer, Shawn Kiess, Clayton Stoppenhagen, and Jenna Timm. If you have any questions, you can contact Beth Reinhart (547-4235).

The 13th Annual Wyneken Craft Show and Cookie Walk will be held on Saturday, December 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Mark your calendar and plan on doing some shopping that day.  Lunch will also be served!

There are still booths ($25 each) left for the Wyneken craft show to be held on Saturday, December 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Please contact Shelly Kiefer (547-4327) or Corene Scheumann (547-4227) if you are interested in becoming a vendor.

Sporting News

Regular season action begins this week.  On Wednesday, November 9, the varsity girls and boys (B teams) will play Bellmont Middle School at Wyneken.  The girls’ game begins at 4:30 p.m.; the boys’, at 5:45 p.m. 



9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion


10:15 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class



Reservations for Fellowship Dinner Due


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

7:00 p.m.



8:00 a.m.

Thrivent Meeting @ Re/Max

9:00 a.m.

LWML Bible Class @ Ann Crosby’s


7:00 p.m.

Wyneken School Board


5:00 p.m.

Set up for Hessen Cassel Craft Show


8:00 a.m.

Craft show @ Hessen Cassel


November 13

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service (Wyneken Choir to sing)


10:00 a.m. 

Sunday School & Bible Class


5:30 p.m.

Fellowship Dinner

November 14

7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

November 15

6:00 a.m. Early-bird Bible Class


9:00 a.m. Morning Glories

November 16

8:20 a.m.

Chapel @ Wyneken


All Day  

Tabea Society 


7:00 p.m.  Choir

 November 17

9:00 a.m.

LWML Bible Class

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