Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

We welcome you to Friedheim.  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 place the card in the offering plate or give it to one of the Deacons.  If you are visiting, please sign one of the guest registries located at either entrance of the church.  Please worship with us again soon.

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Pentecost 22
November 5, 2006

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Order of Service

Page 15

The Hymns

TLH #537; #384; #373; #374; LW #247; TLH #23

Readings

A Living Hope

Isaiah 53:10-12        

Our Hope is found in Jesus, the Messiah

Hebrews 4:9-16       

Jesus, our great High Priest offers hope

Mark 10:35-45          

Hope for all who believe

Sermon         

“Do You Know What You Are Asking?” - Mark 10:35-45

1.      We desire to share in Christ’s glory through our own merit.

2.      This glory can only be obtained by sharing in Christ’s suffering and death.

3.      Christ makes it possible and invites us to share in His suffering and death, so we may share His glory in God’s Kingdom.

The Acolyte

Alex Weiland

+  Soli Deo Gloria  +

Statement of Communion Practice

We believe that in the Lord’s Supper we receive the true Body and Blood of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in, with, and under the bread and wine.  We welcome to our Altar all who share this belief and are fellow members of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.  If you are communing with us for the first time, please speak to one of the Deacons or Pastor Dahling. 

We thank our Seminarian, Emil Woerner, for delivering this morning’s sermon message.  We pray that the Lord continue to guide, direct, and bless him as he continues his studies for the ministry.

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, and Addie Woerner.  We also remember in our prayers Heidi Werling our Wyneken 2nd grade teacher, Kristie Schlemmer who teaches at Bellmont Middle School, and Alicia Drier, one of our Sunday School teachers.   May our loving Savior direct, bless, and guide their lives.

May the Great Physician grant health and strength to all who are in need of His healing hand.  We especially remember in our prayers Hildegard Kiefer who has returned home, Roz Schamerloh who continues her treatments, Leanne Busick, our Wyneken vocal music teacher who is recovering following knee replacement surgery, and Marcia Selking, one of our cooks, who is recuperating at home.

We remember in our prayers the friends and family of Arthur Kiefer, brother of Gerhard Kiefer, who was called to be with his Lord on October 26 and was given Christian burial last Sunday.  May the God of all comfort be with those who mourn and remind them of that great day when they will be reunited in heaven.

We rejoice with Jason Werling and Nicole Rothert who were married at St. John’s Lutheran Church-Sauer’s in Seymour, Indiana yesterday afternoon.  We also remember Kylene Nidlinger and Todd Deitemyer who will be married at Friedheim this Saturday afternoon.  May the Lord bless both these couples as they begin their lives together.

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

In this morning’s Adult Bible Class, we will continue looking at Bible stories from the Old Testament with the story of David becoming a king.  With Saul meeting a fateful end, David is anointed king, first of Judah and then over all of Israel. We review this morning his early administration.

Tune in to the Lutheran Hour which 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 is also broadcast 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. on Sunday.  Today’s broadcast Rev. Ken Klaus’ sermon is “Close, but No Cigar” from Mark 12:34.  Wise, kind, and gentle people can still be “lost” if they don’t know Jesus as their Savior. 

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 show is coming to Ft. Wayne for two live broadcasts today and tomorrow, November 6. 

Board of Stewardship’s Food for Thought – The writer of Hebrews defines faith:  “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see” (Hebrews 11:1).  Faith enables us to be God-pleasing stewards.  “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him” (Hebrews 11:6).  The eleventh chapter of Hebrews is known as the “Faith Chapter.”  From Abel down through the ages, the write names the heroes of faith, listing their accomplishments, preceding each one with “by faith.”  Through faith, we understand that our stewardship is God working in and through us.  It is not what we do, not what we give, not how we serve—but what God does, what God gives, how God serves, and our response to His love and gifts to us.  God has shown us His plan for our lives.  “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do” (Ephesians 2:10).  This is the definition of stewardship:  doing the good works which God has prepared for us to do.  God empowers and equips us to be faithful stewards.  God has chosen us to carry out His work on earth.  “You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit—fruit that will last” (John 15:16).  It is through faith that our pastor confidently enters the pulpit to speak forth the Word of the Lord.  It is God’s message, God’s gift, and he is only the channel through which it flows.  Through faith, the servant humbly steps forward to serve.  His only motive is that God may receive the glory as he offers his hands, feet, lips, his whole body, soul, and mind in service.  Through faith, the teacher diligently prepares her lessons, seeking the leading of the Holy Spirit, studying the Word of God, and looking into the hearts of her students.  God creates the learning; His Spirit creates the faith.  As stewards, we are the faithful vessels that God uses.  Through faith, God can make us into His faithful stewards.

A Note from the Trustees:  Kris Blomenberg has expressed a desire to “retire” from her position and a new church custodian is needed.  Bids for groundskeeper and Parish Hall custodian will also be needed soon.  Please contact the Trustees (Chris Lichtle, Marc Lichtle, J. D. Nidlinger, or Sean Sielschott) if you have questions about these jobs or would like to submit a bid.  Bids are due by Sunday, November 26.  Thanks!

Notes from our Board of Finance:  Although Thrivent has increased their 2006 budget for their GivingPlus program by 20%, the usage of this program has increased significantly and the matching funds will, in all probability, be used up before year-end.  In order for you to get the full benefit of matching funds for your Wyneken contribution, get your matching forms turned in as soon as possible.  Once Thrivent’s budget is reached, they will stop matching.  Any questions about this program should be directed to Mike Heckman (622-7010).  We are also behind in our Mission giving for the year by approximately $2,300.  Please give this situation your prayerful consideration.

The Morning Glories have gotten a special order for a rag rug.  Needed is material (plains or patterns) in browns and/or tans.  A heavier material such as tweed, twill, denim, or, perhaps, old drapes, is needed.  If you have anything that you think might work, please drop it off at the Parish Hall.  Thanks!

Council:  The minutes from the October 3 Council Meeting can be found in your slots in the entranceways of church.  The next Council meeting is Tuesday, November 7.  Don’t forget to turn in your budget sheets today.  If we wish to discuss the 2007 budget, these preliminary numbers are needed in the church office prior to Tuesday’s Council meeting.  Following the conclusion of the Council meeting, the Nominating Committee will meet.  Don’t forget to bring your lists of names for the various offices. 

If you would like to serve on the Church Council, please contact Pastor Dahling, Jim Heckman, or Floyd Thieme and let them know for which position you would like your name placed in nomination.

Wheat Ridge Ministries enables Christ-centered outreach to neighbors nearby as well as in some of the most volatile regions of the world.  Often working in partnership with other church agencies, Wheat Ridge…cares for orphans in Viet Nam…sustains a wellness center in Bethlehem…establishes a medical clinic in rural Pakistan…and reduces infant mortality rates in rural Guatemala.  Please help with a gift.

The LYF has two activities planned for November.  On Sunday, November 12, they will be going to see a late afternoon showing of “Facing the Giant.”  The LYF would also like to invite the 8th graders to go along to the movie.  Check with Mike or Denise Conrad for more information about the cost and when they will be leaving from the Parish Hall.  On the 17th of November, our LYF can attend the 7 p.m. Christian concert by Betsy Dillan who will be performing in Decatur.  Cost of the tickets are $10 and a limited number are available.  Again, see one of your LYF counselors (Mike or Denise Conrad, Stan or Tami Stoppenhagen, or Jerry Bultemeyer), if you are interested in attending.

There are boxes in either entranceway of the church for you to place your reservation notice for “Advent by Candlelight” to be held on Monday, December 4, at 7 p.m. in the Parish Hall.  Hostesses are needed for that night.  If you are willing to be a hostess (or co-hostess), please turn in your form by Sunday, November 19.  If you would like to attend, your form should be in by Monday, November 27.

Lutheran Church Extension Fund is offering a special nine-month note at 6:136% APY.  This new investment note is available to all congregations and individuals with a minimum investment of $500.  This promotion is available only until the LCEF raises the $50 million needed to meet the increasing loan demand or December 31, 2006, whichever comes first.  For more information, you can go online at www.lcef.org or call Carolyn Shelton at 1-800-837-1145, extension 203.  (There are also application forms located in either entrance of the church.)

The men’s basketball team will play their first game of the season on Tuesday, November 14, at 7:30 p.m. at Bellmont Middle School.  St. Mary’s will be the opponent.  Anyone who is confirmed is eligible to play on the team.  If you have any questions, you may contact Steve Conrad (547-4597).

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Ossian, is having their annual Swiss Steak Dinner and Holiday Bazaar on Sunday, November 12, with serving from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Come join us for a social time for family and friends.  The cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children.

My sincere thanks goes out to those who remembered me during my stay in the hospital and after my return home.  A special thank you to Pastor Dahling for all his visits and prayers. – Helen Erxleben

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 310 with 200 receiving Holy Communion; Sunday School – 53; Bible Class - 16; Monday Evening Bible Class – 5; Early-bird Bible Class – 11

OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Fund

Last Week’s Contributions

Home Purpose

$4,164.00

Missions

$385.00

Wyneken News

SCRIP will be available after school on Wednesdays and Fridays as well as in the school office all day on Friday.  There are two new vendors to announce—Papa John’s ($10 denominations) and Steve & Barry’s ($25 denominations).  The annual SCRIP Holiday Contest will begin on November 20 and run through December 4.  See Kim Weiland, our SCRIP representative, this morning and get your SCRIP.  You can E-mail Kim at kimw@sgiinc.com and place your SCRIP order. 

The SCRIP committee is also looking for someone who could volunteer to do the local/Decatur pick-ups.  It involves one morning (Tuesdays) every other week.  If interested in helping, please contact Jane Kleine at 639-7244.  Thanks! 

The Christmas catalog orders were distributed at the parent/teacher conferences.  If there is any problem(s) with your orders, please contact the Committee or leave a note in the school office explaining what is missing, broken, etc.  All money is to be turned in by Monday, November 13.  Thanks!

Wyneken will dismiss at 12:25 p.m. on Monday, November 6.  Students who ride North Adams busses will have transportation both to and from school that day.  Students who ride East Allen busses will need to find a ride home.  East Allen schools will also be closed on Friday, November 10, for their parent/teacher conferences.  Parents will need to make arrangements for their children to get to and from school that day.

The next PTL meeting will be held on Monday, November 13, at 7 p.m. in the multi-purpose room.  The 8th grade class provides childcare at no cost to the parents.  Refreshments are served after the meeting.  Come out and help support your child’s school.

The following Friedheim members were names to Wyneken’s Honor Roll for the first quarter:  Alyssa Strickler, Brett Hormann, Shelby Kiess, Madison Stoppenhagen, Brittany Franke, Ashtyn Freimuth, Cecelia Smith, and Alex Weiland.  Receiving Honorable Mention were Anna Franke, Gunnar Cale, Matt Gorman, Allison Hormann, and Jessica Linnemeier.  Taylor Rhymer, Chris’s daughter, also received “Honorable Mention” status.  Congratulations!

The 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders will present, “One Look at the Savior,” on Tuesday, November 28, at 7 p.m.  Material is still needed for shepherd costumes for the 3rd graders.  When bringing material to school, please include your name and phone number so that any extra material can be returned to you.

The 5th and 1st graders are sponsoring four needy families through Lutheran Social Services and are collecting items through December 5.  A list of needed items is posted on the bulletin boards in either entranceway of the church, in the Parish Hall, and was included in your November newsletter.  You can drop your donations off at Wyneken (following the instructions listed on the sheet or give them to a Wyneken student).  Thank you for your support of this worthy project.

The Wyneken Band Boosters is looking for band instruments (in good condition).  They would like to use these old instruments for students who might like to be in band but can’t afford an instrument.  The Boosters would keep the instruments and lend them out to children on as “as needed” basis.  So why not check out those closets and attics and see what you would be willing to donate to the band.  The Boosters may also be able to buy some instruments, depending upon the cost.  Contact the school (639-6177) or Kelly Todd (639-7291) if you have questions or have an instrument to head Wyneken’s way.

There are some dishes left from the band’s fish & tenderloin dinner.  If you are missing a pan or dish, please check the coat rack across from the childcare room.

The 8th grade class is taking orders for poinsettias and wreaths through December 2. Orders need to be turned in by November 17 for a delivery date of Monday, November 20, and December 1 for orders to be delivered on Monday, December 4.  Check with any Wyneken 8th grader.  (Friedheim’s 8th graders include Brittany Franke, Ashtyn Freimuth, Matt Gorman, Allison Hormann, Jessica Linnemeier, Derek Schultz, Cecelia Smith, and Alex Weiland.) 

Come to the Wyneken craft show on Saturday, December 2, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The show is full so you will have the opportunity to see the crafts from over 70 vendors (a wide variety of items to look over), purchase cookies at the cookie corner (they go fast!), and have a wonderful lunch.  See you on Saturday, December 2!!

Sporting News

The Wyneken Athletic Boosters are taking orders for shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants, and (new this year) hats.  This will be the only opportunity this school year to order.  Deadline for orders is Tuesday, November 14.  Delivery will be in early December.  Return the order forms to the school office.

THIS WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

TODAY

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

 

10:15 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class

MONDAY

7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

 

7:00 p.m.

Busy Women’s Bible Class

TUESDAY

6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class

 

9:00 a.m.

Morning Glories

 

7:00 p.m.

Elders’ Meeting

 

7:30 p.m.

Trustees’ Meeting

 

8:00 p.m.

Council Meeting (Nominating Committee meets following the Council Meeting)

WEDNESDAY

8:20 a.m.

Chapel

 

7:00 p.m.

Choir

THURSDAY

8:00 a.m.

Thrivent meeting at Adams Memorial

 

9:00 a.m.

LWML Bible Class at Adele Blomenberg’s

 

7:00 p.m.

School Board

FRIDAY

 

Wedding Rehearsal

SATURDAY

4:30 p.m.

Nidlinger/Deitemyer Wedding

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

November 12

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service (Baptism of Ashlyn Black)

 

10:00 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class

November 13

7:00 p.m.

Busy Women’s Bible Class

 

7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

November 14

6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class

 

9:00 a.m.

Morning Glories

 

7:30 p.m.

Altar Guild

 

7:30 p.m.

Men’s basketball @ Bellmont Middle School

November 15

8:20 a.m.

Chapel @ Wyneken

 

All Day

Tabea Society Extra Quilting

 

7:00 p.m.

Choir

November 16

9:00 a.m.

LWML Bible Class

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