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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Second to the Last Sunday of the Church Year
November 19, 2006

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Order of Service

Page 46

The Choir “Rejoice, Rejoice Believers”

The Hymns

TLH #463, vv. 1-4; vv. 5-8; #429; #660; #475; #613


Saints Triumphant          

Daniel 12:1-3

Those written in the Book of Life will be delivered
Hebrews 9:24-28

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

John 5:25-29

Jesus has been given authority to judge because He is the Son of Man

 “Jesus’ clear words concerning the end”  - Mark 13:24-31

1. We shouldn’t be surprised that He comes.  He gives us the example of the fig tree.  Signs are all about.
2. These signs are for every generation.  They will come true.  My Word will not pass away.
3.As to the specifics—Angels will gather the elect (v. 26b) and all will see it (v 26a).

The Acolyte

Ashtyn Freimuth

+  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 remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Lisa Bills, Sharon Franke, Shelly Kiefer, Alan Bergdall, Troy Fuhrmann, Sherril Bradtmueller, Paul Drier, Dan Schuller, Dean Wass, Gabby Cale, Amy Walker, Kathy Bultemeier, and Ken Fuhrmann.  We also remember in our prayers Rae Fuhrmann, our Wyneken kindergarten teacher, Deborah Miller, who teaches at Concordia, and Andrea Johnson, 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 Gilbert Hartmann, who has returned home from Parkview Hospital, Roz Schamerloh who continues her treatments, and Leanne Busick, our Wyneken vocal music teacher who is recovering following knee replacement surgery.

Congratulations to Rudy and JoEllen Eidam who are celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary today.  May the Lord bless them and remain at the heart of their home. 

We rejoice with Caleb and Karen (Buuck) Chichester on the birth of their first child, a daughter, Mikayla Renee, on Friday, November 10.   May the Good Shepherd keep an ever-watchful eye on this most precious of His lambs.

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

In this morning’s Adult Bible Class, we will continue looking at Bible stories from the Old Testament with the story of Absalom’s rebellion.  David’s carelessness and disregard for others bring heavy consequences to his person and his family.  The rebellion of his son, Absalom, demonstrates the pain David endured throughout his life. Because he failed to act in disciplining his children at a time it was needed yet lacking, David reaps unfavorable consequences.

You are invited to our Thanksgiving services.  Our Thanksgiving Eve service begins at 7 p.m. with the sermon message, “Christ’s Great Invitation.”  On Thanksgiving Day, the sermon message will be “Our Thanksgiving Prayer.”  The service on Thursday begins at 9 a.m.  Holy Communion will be celebrated on both days.

Next Sunday, November 26, the Sunday School classes will begin practicing for the Christmas Eve program.  (Remember, this year the children’s program will be at 9 a.m. on Sunday, December 24.)  All grades, except the nursery/kindergarten classes taught by Mrs. Bonnie Buuck, will remain in church and practice for the program.  Mrs. Buuck’s class will go to the Parish Hall for their regular Sunday School lesson.

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 “Hatred Toward Heaven” from Mark 13:13.  What does it profit to direct hatred toward heaven?  Discover the answer. 

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 – A bumper sticker said, “Money isn’t everything, but it’s right up there with air and water.”  WE live in a money-driven culture that often associates a person’s value by how much he earns and possesses.  In order to be labeled a success, many are driven to possess more and more.  Gaining wealth is often an obsession.  The Apostle Paul warns us, “The love of money is a root of all kinds of evil” (I Timothy 6:10).  Jesus warns us about wanting money and things:  “Watch out!  Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions” (Luke 12:15).  With God’s help, we can keep material things from becoming overly important.

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 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!

Mind, body, spirit.  Wheat Ridge Ministries helps congregations address the health of the whole person by offering Christ-centered resources to help God’s people find peace and wellness even in the face of grave illnesses, chronic pain, and bereavement.  Please contribute to Wheat Ridge today!

The Morning Glories will be going to St. Jude’s (near Parkview Hospital) this Saturday, November 25.  Show hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Set up is on Friday, November 24, at 1 p.m. The Morning Glories will also be at Wyneken on Saturday, December 2, with set up on late on Friday afternoon.  If you are willing to work and/or transport items to and from the show, please contact Marlene Conrad or Shirley Buuck.  There may also be a show at Ossian Health Care in early December.

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.  There are extra forms in either entranceway of the church.  Hostesses are needed for that night.  If you are willing to be a hostess (or co-hostess), please turn in your form today.  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. today.  A free-will offering will be taken.

The men’s basketball team faces Cornerstone Church at 6 p.m. on Monday, November 20, at Monmouth.  Anyone who is confirmed is eligible to play on the team.  If you have any questions or need a game schedule, you may contact Steve Conrad (547-4597).

Would you like to put a poinsettia in church for the holiday season?  If so, contact a member of the Decorating Committee—Deb Miller, Deb Stevens, Tina Geels, Betty Sielschott, Elizabeth Schuller, or Sara Rhymer.  (You may also purchase your poinsettia through a Wyneken 8th grader and have it left in church.)

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 (547-4673), or Davon Bultemeier (639-7365). 

Rev. Ralph Blomenberg will be the guest preacher at Zion, Decatur’s Festival Worship service this morning.  The second service begins at 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 – 272; Sunday School – 42; Bible Class - 17; Monday Evening Bible Class – 6; Early-bird Bible Class – 11



Last Week’s Contributions

Home Purpose




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 tomorrow and run through December 3.  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. 

Market Day order forms 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 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 and purchase food at the bake sale!

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.

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 and old colored socks (not infant or toddler sizes.  You can drop these items off at Wyneken.

Thirty students participated in the St. Jude Math-a-Thon, raising $1,150.  We thank all who participated in this fundraiser.

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. 

Don’t forget to save your box tops and Campbell’s labels and turn them in to school.  Please look at the expiration date on your Scott’s ABC’s for Education receipt and get them into school on a timely basis.  Thanks!

The 8th grade class is taking orders for poinsettias and wreaths through December 2. (Order forms are in either entranceway.)  Orders need to be turned in by 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 boys’ varsity teams face Central on Tuesday, November 21, at Wyneken.  The 8th grade game is at 4:15 p.m., followed by the girls’ varsity game at 5:30 p.m. with the 7th grade boys’ game to begin at 6:45 p.m.

The 6th grade boys will face Woodburn on Monday, November 20, at Woodburn at 4:15 p.m. 



9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion


10:15 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class


6:00 p.m.

Men’s basketball @ Monmouth

7:00 p.m.

Busy Women’s Bible Class


6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class


8:20 a.m.

Chapel @ Wyneken


7:00 p.m.

Thanksgiving Eve Worship Service with Holy Communion


8:00 p.m.



9:00 a.m.

Thanksgiving Day Worship Service with Holy Communion


1:00 p.m.

Set up for St. Jude’s craft show


8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

St. Jude’s craft show


November 26

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion


10:00 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class

    Bids due for custodians & Groundskeeper

November 27

7:00 p.m.

Busy Women’s Bible Class



Reservation forms for “Advent by Candlelight” due

November 28

6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class

November 29

8:20 a.m.

Chapel @ Wyneken


8:00 p.m.


November 30

9:00 a.m.

LWML Bible Class @ Dorothy Heckman’s

December 1


Set up for Wyneken craft show

December 2

9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Wyneken craft show

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