Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

We welcome you to Friedheim.  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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2nd to Last Sunday of the Church Year
November 13, 2005

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

Order of Service

Page 5

The Hymns

TLH #13; #656; #660

The Wyneken Choir “Be Strong in the Lord”
The Readings

 

Old Testament Lesson Jeremiah 26:1-6
Epistle Lesson        I Thessalonians 3:7-13
Gospel Lesson   Matthew 24:1-14

Sermon

“Then the End will Come” – Matthew 24:1-14

The earth we know, the life we experience, t he existence we share with all human beings will at last end.  Then the end will come.

1.      Jesus gives the signs of the end

2.      We must endure to the end.

The Acolyte

Jenna Timm

+ Soli Deo Gloria +

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Becky DeKoninck, Melyssa Bultemeier, Gene Linnemeier, Shadoe McAllister, Helma Conrad, Monica Stoppenhagen, Pat Buuck, Norma Miller, Carol Selking, Jason Putteet, Lisa Bills, Sharon Franke, and Shelly Kiefer.  We remember all those involved in education, especially Becky Klenke our Wyneken 1st grade teacher, Lin Gorman, one of our Sunday School teachers, and Judy Baumann who teaches at Monmouth Elementary.  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 Elmo Ehlerding, Pam Everett’s father, Leonore Timm, Lowell Timm’s mother, who is undergoing tests, Lyndsey Arnold, and Bryan Miller.

We welcome Leanne Busick and the Wyneken choir (and their families) this morning.  We thank them for enhancing our worship service with their gift of song and pray the Lord’s blessings upon them.

This morning’s lesson in Adult Bible Class is “The Story of Job.”  The grace of God is the underlying theme of the book of Job. Job learns an important lesson from his suffering, namely, that God often uses suffering to test and to teach. Says Luther, “The book of Job deals with the question, whether misfortune comes from God even to the righteous. Job stands firm and contends that God torments even the righteous without cause other than that this be to God’s praise (LW 35:251).  The Adult Bible Class meets in the church basement.  (Sunday School classes are held in the Parish Hall.)

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? 

Children with disabilities in China are given a second chance in life, thanks to Wheat Ridge Ministries.  Wheat Ridge teams are training orphanage personnel in physical therapy so that thousands of children can begin to walk and play.  Your Christmas Seals are a reminder of this ministry of compassion.  Thank you for helping the lame to walk!

Stewardship Committee’s Food for Thought:  As New Testament Christians, we are motivated to tithe by God’s grace as evidenced through His Son.  While the tithe continues as a giving benchmark, grace sets a higher standard for us to reach as we live and give as forgiven , redeemed stewards.

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 St. Jude’s craft show (near Parkview Hospital) on November 26.  Show hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Set up will be Friday, November 25, at 1 p.m. If you can help, please contact Marlene Conrad or Shirley Buuck. 

Advent by Candlelight reservation forms are included in this morning’s bulletin.  Please note that the date is incorrect on the flier.  Advent by Candlelight will be on Monday, November 28.  Hostesses will be needed for that night.  If you would be willing to serve as a hostess, please return your reservation form today.  If you wish to attend, but don’t want to be a hostess, your form needs to be returned by Monday, November 21.

Just a reminder—When borrowing tables, chairs, roasters, etc., from the Parish Hall, please contact Cheryl Bultemeyer.  She has the master list of when the Hall is rented and what is available to be used when.  Thanks for your help!

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!)

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 today, 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.

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 152 with 111 receiving Holy Communion; Sunday School – 23; Bible Class – 15; 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

     

$3,245.75

$5,888.40

-$2,642.65

-$22,469.56

Missions

     

10/30 - $225.00
11/6 - $484.00

$408.65

-$183.65
+75.35

-$3,517.79
-$3,442.44

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.  Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, please note the date and time of deadlines has changed. If you have any questions, you can contact Sharon Franke (623-3992).

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

Games for all grades have begun.  The varsity girls’ A & B teams will be at Heritage on Monday, November 14.  The B teams plays at 4:30 p.m.; the A team, at 5:45 p.m.  The varsity boys’ A & B teams will play Heritage at Wyneken with the B team plays at 4:30 p.m.; the A team, at 5:45 p.m.  On Saturday, November 19, the varsity girls’ A team faces St. Peter at Wyneken at 9:15 a.m. with the varsity boys’ A team playing at 10:30 a.m.

The JV teams begin play on Wednesday, November 16.  The boys will play St. Peter at St. Peter with the 5th graders playing at 4:15 p.m. and the 6th graders at 5:30 p.m.  The JV girls’ will face St. Peter at Wyneken with the 5th grade game at 4:15 p.m. and the 6th grade game to follow at 5:30 p.m.

Congratulations to Freddie Geels who placed third in his weight class as the recent North Adams Wrestling Program for boys 3-6.  Good job, Freddie!

THIS WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

TODAY

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service (Wyneken Choir to sing)

 

10:00 a.m. 

Sunday School & Bible Class

 

5:30 p.m.

Fellowship Dinner

MONDAY

7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

TUESDAY

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

 

9:00 a.m. Morning Glories

WEDNESDAY

8:20 a.m.

Chapel @ Wyneken

 

All Day  

Tabea Society 

 

7:00 p.m.  Choir

THURSDAY

9:00 a.m.

LWML Bible Class @ Adele Blomenberg's

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

November 20

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

 

10:15 a.m. 

Sunday School & Bible Class

 

10:15 a.m.

Thrivent Election & Brunch

November 21

7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

November 22

6:00 a.m. Early-bird Bible Class
    December newsletter article due               

November 23

8:20 a.m.

Chapel @ Wyneken

 

7:00 p.m.

Thanksgiving Eve Service with Holy Communion

November 24

9:00 a.m.

Thanksgiving Day Worship Service with Holy Communion

November 25

1:00 p.m.

Set up for St. Jude’s Craft Show

November 26 9:00 a.m. – 4 :00 p.m.  St. Jude’s Craft Show

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