Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

We welcome you to Friedheim.  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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Third to the Last Sunday of the Church Year
November 12, 2006

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Order of Service

Page 32

The Choir “Lo, He Comes with Clouds Descending”

The Hymns

HS’98 #842; TLH #611, vv. 1-4; vv. 5-7

Readings

Last Judgment

Malachi 4:1-2 The Last Judgment will come in a consuming fire
Hebrews 9:24-28

Christ has ascended into the Father’s presence to return as Judge

John 5:19-24

The Son has received the right to judge the nations from the Father

Sermon

“This Gospel must first be preached to all nations” - Mark 13:10

1.   First—before the end of the age (Matthew 24:14)

2.   Preached—a specific message—the message of the cross—I desire to know nothing among you save Jesus and Him crucified.

3.   To all the nations—Every tribe, clan, nation (Revelation 7:9-12)

The Acolyte

Brandon Bergdall

+  Soli Deo Gloria  +

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Erik Blomenberg, Audra Koldyke, Becky DeKoninck, Melyssa Bultemeier, Gene Linnemeier, Shadoe McAllister, Helma Conrad, Tony Jordan, Monica Stoppenhagen, Pat Buuck, Norma Miller, Carol Selking, and Jason Putteet.  We also remember in our prayers Becky Klenke, our Wyneken 1st grade teacher, Sandy Blomenberg, who teaches at St. Peter-Immanuel, and Bonnie Buuck, one of our Sunday School teachers.   May our loving Savior direct, bless, and guide their lives.

We welcome into church membership, through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism, Ashlyn LeeAnne Black, daughter of Riley and Ramona (Bultemeier) Black.  Ashlyn’s godparents are Paul & RaeAnne Kern.   May the Good Shepherd keep an ever-watchful eye on this most precious of His lambs.

May the Great Physician grant health and strength to all who are in need of His healing hand.  We especially remember in our prayers Gilbert Hartmann, who is a patient at Lutheran Hospital, 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 Richard “Blackie” Rhymer, grandfather of Chris Rhymer, who was called to his heavenly home on Monday, November 6, and was buried this past Friday.  May the God of all comfort be with those who mourn and remind them of that great day when they will be reunited with their loved ones in heaven.

The flowers on the altar are to the glory of God and in honor of the 25th wedding anniversary of Chris & Wava Lichtle this Tuesday, November 14.  Their family placed the flowers in church, with much love and admiration. 

We rejoice with Kylene Nidlinger and Todd Deitemyer who were married yesterday afternoon.  May the Lord bless both these couples as they begin their lives together.

Pastor will be at Golden Meadows at noon today to give the devotion for their Thanksgiving meal.

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

In this morning’s Adult Bible Class, we will continue looking at Bible stories from the Old Testament with the story of David’s fall and repentance.  David, at the height of his career, is brought low by an adulterous affair. The circumstances involving the death of an innocent man and a cover up will have lasting affects in David’s family for years. David experiences embarrassment, disgrace, and redemption. 

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.  In today’s broadcast, the Rev. Ken Klaus’ sermon is “And Then What?” from Mark 12:44.  The woman gave all she had—and then what?  Did she starve?  Did she prosper?  Find out in this broadcast. 

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?  

Board of Stewardship’s Food for Thought – As we grow in our faith and trust in the Lord, our attitude toward tithing (giving one tenth of our incomes) changes, and we begin to see tithing as a responsibility rather than an option.  By grace, we can give generously, joyously, and sacrificially.  Whether God gives us little or much, we are to give in proportion to what we have been given.  We are never too poor to give.  The tithe acts as a meaningful Biblical guide for our giving.

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 are also needed.  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!

Council Members:  There will be a joint Council Meeting at St. John’s Bingen on Tuesday, November 14, at 7 p.m.  The Wyneken School Board will be meeting with Bingen’s, Preble’s, and our church councils on that night.  Please try to make this meeting.

A Wheat Ridge-sponsored program is training teams of adults and youth with disabilities to visit congregations throughout the country.  They identify ways for the congregations to celebrate the gifts of people with disabilities in their midst, and include them in the life of the church. Thank you for supporting people with disabilities through Wheat Ridge Ministries.

The LYF has two activities planned for November.  Today our LYF 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 Bethany Dillon who will be performing at Zion, Decatur, in their Family Life Center.  Doors open at 6 p.m.  Cost of the tickets are $10 and a limited number are available.  Following the concert, from 9:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., there will be an “After Glow Event” in the Fellowship Hall for high school students with free pop, pizza, and giveaways.  Again, see one of your LYF counselors (Mike or Denise Conrad, Stan or Tami Stoppenhagen, or Jerry Bultemeyer), if you are interested in attending.

You are invited to hear the Lutheran Choral today at Zion, Decatur.  The concert begins at 5 p.m. 

The Morning Glories would like to thank those who helped with the craft show last weekend at South Adams.  Sales totaled $365.25.  The Morning Glories will be going to St. Jude’s (near Parkview Hospital) on Saturday, November 25, and to Wyneken on Saturday, December 2.  They may also be going to Ossian Health Care.

The Altar Guild will meet this Tuesday, November 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the church basement.

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.  Forms are included in this morning’s bulletin.  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 Men of Song, along with Bingen’s adult choir and hand bell choir, will perform at Bingen at 4 p.m. on Sunday, November 19.  A free-will offering will be taken.

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).

The Board of Stewardship is planning a game night on Sunday, January 28, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.  The evening starts with a soup and sandwich supper at 5 p.m. and then games from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  What can you do?  First, come!!!  Second, some help would be nice with the food and games.  If you are willing to help, please contact a member of the Board—Dale Heckman (724-4340), Kris Blomenberg (447-4673), or Davon Bultemeier (639-7365). 

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

You are invited to Preble’s bazaar, bake sale, and luncheon this Saturday, November 18, at their Fellowship Hall.  Serving begins at 10:30 a.m. and continues until 1 p.m.  It’s a great opportunity to buy some of their famous homemade noodles, enjoy some Christian fellowship, as well as great food!

Rev. Ralph Blomenberg will be the guest preacher at Zion, Decatur’s Festival Worship service on Sunday, November 19.  Services are at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.  The congregation is invited to attend.

Join the Music Department of Concordia Lutheran High School as they celebrate the birth of Jesus at the historic Embassy Theatre in downtown Ft. Wayne.  The Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, A Cappella Choir, Chamber Singers, and Glee Club will join forces to present a program titled Let Earth Receive Her King!  In a format based on the world-renowned ‘Lesson and Carols’ from King’s College, Cambridge, this celebrated service intertwines readings from Scripture with music that describes the birth and redemptive work of Christ on earth.  Christ at the Embassy is at 4 p.m. on Sunday, December 17.  Tickets will be on sale from November 27 through December 14 in the main office of the high school and are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors.

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 200 with 134 receiving Holy Communion; Sunday School – 31; Bible Class - 18; Monday Evening Bible Class – 6; Early-bird Bible Class – 8

OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Fund

Last Week’s Contributions

Home Purpose

$4,384.85

Missions

$380.00

Wyneken News

SCRIP will be available after school on Wednesdays and Fridays as well as in the school office all day on Friday.  The newest vendor is UltraZone laser tag.  A $6 game pass can be purchased.  These might make great stocking stuffers!  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 would like to thank Cheri Melching for her many years of help and countless hours devoted to the SCRIP program.  Her replacement has been found to do the Decatur pick ups. 

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!

Market Day order forms are included in today’s bulletin and need to be returned to Wyneken by Wednesday, November 22, with Internet orders due by noon on Saturday, November 25.  Orders may be picked up on Thursday, November 30, between 6:20 p.m. and 7 p.m.  New this month are “Meals for Two”—chicken cacciatore ($9.49) and chicken fettuccini Alfredo ($9.49).  Specials this month include teriyaki ranch steaks ($13.59), French dip ($12.49), meat loaf slices ($7.99), bacon wrapped pork tournedos ($9.59), barbecued pork ($12.49), popcorn chicken ($7.99), teriyaki chicNsteakes ($9.75), garlic & herb shrimp ($12.79), popcorn shrimp ($11.79), chocolate-chocolate chip puddin’ cakes ($7.39), Mexican chili crispitos ($9.59), Italian combo sub ($9.49), Italian wedding soup ($8.99), individual pot pies ($7.79), Kraft mac & cheese singles ($8.49), gourmet green beans ($8.39), mashed potato patties ($5.39), li’l bagel dogs ($7.49), giant cinnamon Goldfish grahams ($5.69), Quaker chewy granola bar variety pack ($6.79), breakfast pizzas ($8.69), and microwave pancakes ($6.99).  Also check out the insert with holiday foods.  You will receive a free ¼ lb. Box of Fannie May chocolates with any $50 purchase.  Contact Sharon Franke (623-3992) if you have any questions.   You can also place your order on the Internet by logging on to www.marketday.com.

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 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders will present, “One Look at the Savior,” on Tuesday, November 28, at 7 p.m.  All are welcome to come and see this performance.

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.

A special thank you to all families who donated meat, fruit, and vegetables to our Wyneken kitchen.  Your generosity was great!! We have plenty now!

DIRECTV has been provided to Wyneken at no cost to the school.  Only teachers will have access to the programming and certain channels will be blocked.  An information brochure has been sent home with the students and is available at the school for others.  If you desire to subscribe to DIRECTV (or renew your existing service), Wyneken will receive $100 for each one.

The 1st and 2nd grade students are working on a craft project and need the following items:  CLEAN, empty, clear 2-liter bottles, old socks (not infant or toddler sizes), and old flannel material.  You can drop them off at Wyneken.

You are invited to the Chimes Christmas Concert on Sunday, December 17, at 2 p.m. in the old gym.  The concert will last one hour. 

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.

The 8th grade class is taking orders for poinsettias and wreaths through December 2. (Order forms are included in today’s bulletin.)  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.

The basketball season is upon us.  The boys’ varsity teams face Heritage on Monday, November 13, at Heritage with the 7th grade game at 4:30 p.m. followed by the 8th grade game at 5:45 p.m.  The 7th grade boys’ team faces Zion Lutheran Academy in Ft. Wayne on Thursday, November 16, at Zion at 5:30 p.m.  The 8th grade boys will face St. Peter on Saturday, November 18, at 10:30 a.m. at Wyneken.

The varsity girls will play Heritage at Wyneken on Monday, November 13, with the 7th grade game at 4:30 p.m. followed by the 8th grade game.  The 8th grade girls’ team will face St. Peter at Wyneken on Saturday, November 18, at 9:15 a.m.  The 5th grade boys will play Zion Lutheran Academy in Ft. Wayne on Thursday, November 16, at 4:15 p.m. at Zion.

Our 8th grade team finished fourth at the Indy tournament last weekend while the 7th graders faced some tough competition, losing all their games.  It was a great experience, though!

A giant thank you to all the cheerleaders, students, and parents for all of your tremendous support at the recent Indy Tourney.  Wyneken fans are always the best, and you proved it yet again at the tournament.  With your outstanding cheers and vocal support, you were able to help us through a few difficult moments.  We really appreciate it!  -- Coach Skaggs & the entire 8th grade team

THIS WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

TODAY

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service (Baptism of Ashlyn Black)

 

10:00 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class

MONDAY

7:00 p.m.

Busy Women’s Bible Class

 

7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

TUESDAY

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

WEDNESDAY

8:20 a.m.

Chapel @ Wyneken

 

All Day

Tabea Society Extra Quilting

 

7:00 p.m.

Choir

THURSDAY

9:00 a.m.

LWML Bible Class @ Doris Conrad’s

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

November 19

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

 

10:15 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class

November 20

7:00 p.m.

Busy Women’s Bible Class

 

7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

November 21

6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class

November 22

8:20 a.m.

Chapel @ Wyneken

 

7:00 p.m.

Thanksgiving Eve Worship Service with Holy Communion

 

8:00 p.m.

Choir

 November 23

9:00 a.m.

Thanksgiving Day Worship Service with Holy Communion

 November 24

1:00 p.m.

Set up for St. Jude’s craft show

 November 25

8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

St. Jude’s craft show

The other day I was looking for a certain hymn.  Turning to the hymnal’s index, I noticed that many hymns begin with the word:  “Come.”  “Come We That Love the Lord,” “Come Thou Long-Expected Jesus,” “Come Ye Thankful People, Come,” and dozens more.  That makes sense, when you think about it.  Throughout the Bible, God invites us to come to him.  During Sunday worship and private prayer, we in turn ask God to come to us.  “Coming” means leaving where we were.  For stewardship, it means getting out of bed Sunday mornings to go to church.  It means leaving the dinner table to go to choir practice.  It means walking away from the recliner to rake leaves for shut-ins.  It means moving three pews up to welcome a visitor.  It means driving bags of groceries to a food pantry in the next town.  For some, it could mean driving hundreds of miles from home to help rebuild after a natural disaster.  “A body at rest tends to remain at rest, unless some force acts to move it.”  That is Sir Isaac Newton’s first law of motion.  For Christians, that force is God’s command to us to love our neighbor.  Come!

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