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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Christ the King Sunday
November 26, 2006

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Order of Service

Page 32

The Hymns

TLH #341; #361; HS’98 #893; HS’98 #802

Readings

The King and the Kingdom

Daniel 7:13-14  God gives to the Son of Man an eternal kingdom
Revelation 22:6-13 I am the Alpha and the Omega
John 18:33-37  Christ the King and His kingdom is other than this world
Sermon

“Is Christ a king?” – John 18:33-37

Pilate asks, “Are you a king?”  This peasant preacher, a king?  This prophet who enters the capital city on a donkey, a king?  Where are His palaces, His bodyguards?  Is this a king who stands here before Pilate with a crown of thorns on His head, a reed in His tied hands, and with rags for a regal robe?  A  King?  Are you kidding?  Jesus is every inch a king because…

1.       He was born a king—eternal.  “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews?” – Matthew 2:2

2.       He lives as a king—power.  “A ruler most powerful…when he tends to the needs of his subjects.” – Danker

3.       He died as a king—grace.  “Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews” - INRI

4.       He conquered as a king--glory

The Acolyte

Brittany Franke

+  Soli Deo Gloria  +

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Valerie Harants, Kellie Hartman, Brad Schamerloh, Alma Miller, Joey Des Jean, Paul Fuhrmann, Jane Thieme, Paul Des Jean, and Doug Hormann.  We also remember in our prayers Janine Albert, our Wyneken pre-kindergarten teacher, Addy Schuller, who teaches at Bethlehem (Ossian), and Allyssa Johnson and Pam Everett, our Sunday School helpers.   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 Ben Miller who is recovering at home after gallbladder surgery, Gilbert Hartmann, who had been in extended care at Adams Memorial, and Roz Schamerloh who continues her treatments.

We thank Cindy Houser for filling in for Sandy this morning as our organist.  We pray the Lord’s continued blessings be upon her.

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

Pastor and Tammy will be out of town tomorrow, November 27.  If you are need of pastoral assistance, please contact Pastor Tom Olson or Pastor Dan Brege.

In this morning’s Adult Bible Class, we will continue looking at Bible stories from the Old Testament with the story of Solomon.  David served as king for forty years. Before his passing, his son, Solomon, is anointed king.  David has brought much power and prestige to the nation of Israel. Solomon will build upon it. Solomon will be known as a wise and gracious king. 

The Sunday School classes will begin practicing the Christmas Eve program today.  (Remember, this year the children’s program will be held at 9 a.m. on Sunday, December 24.)  All grades, except the nursery/kindergarten classes taught by Mrs. Bonnie Buuck, will remain in church for program practice.  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. Luther Brunette will be the guest preacher. 

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 – God calls each of us to give.  In 2 Corinthians 9:10-11 we read, “Now He Who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness.  You will be made rich in every way so you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.”  These verses tell us that God will not only meet our needs but will provide even more than we need.  God does not limit His gifts to His people but rather provides abundantly.  God blesses His people with blessings that may or may not be material in nature. If God chooses to bless us financially, He is putting us in a position to be even more generous.  The more we give, the more we can receive so we will be able to keep on giving, thus bringing thanksgiving to God.

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 today.  Thanks!

Council Members:  The minutes from the November 7 Council Meeting are in your slots in either entranceway of the church. You may pick up your minutes as you leave the worship service this morning. The next Council Meeting is on Tuesday, December 5.  Council members who have not yet turned in their proposed budget to the church office need to do so no later than Monday, December 4.  We must have a proposed budget to present to the Voters’ Assembly at the Budget and Election Meeting on Sunday, December 10.

Working at the intersection of health and faith, parish nurses help people of all ages practice a healthy lifestyle.  Parish nurse programs were launched by Wheat Ridge Ministries several years ago, and Wheat Ridge continues to promote this important ministry in local congregations.  Please give to Wheat Ridge Ministries!

The Morning Glories will be going to Wyneken this Saturday, December 2, with set up 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 form 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, please contact Ann Crosby and let her know how many people are at your table and how many spaces you need to fill.  Please contact her by tomorrow.  Hostesses can begin to set up tables after 5 p.m. on Sunday, December 3.  If you would like to attend, your form should be in by Monday, November 27.  The beneficiary of the ingathering for this year’s event is “Youth for Christ.”  Monetary donations are being accepted.  Checks can be made payable to “Youth for Christ.”  Don’t forget to tell your guests about the ingathering!

Last Sunday the Sunday School students brought home boxes to collect change for the Scheele family, our missionaries serving in Africa.  Students can bring their collections back to their Sunday School teacher on a weekly basis or on a periodical basis.  These collections are separate from the offering they collect on Sunday mornings.  This is a great way to teach our young people about giving!  A thank you goes out to the 7th & 8th grade class for creating the collection boxes.

The Tabea Society’s Christmas party will be held on Friday, December 8.  Once again the ladies will be heading to Concord Village for a luncheon to be served at 11:30 a.m.  If you would like to go with the group, please contact Ann Crosby by Wednesday, December 6.

The men’s basketball team faces The Crossroad Church at 6 p.m. on Monday, November 27, 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.  Last day to order from a Wyneken student is this Friday.)

The LYF will be serving mid-week Advent meals in the Parish Hall.  The first one will be held on Wednesday, December 6, at 6 p.m. and will be a spaghetti supper.  Youth are reminded to bring a jar of spaghetti sauce and some sort of dessert—cookies, pies, cakes, etc. 

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). 

Names of Thrivent members are needed for the 2007 Fall Adams County Thrivent Chapter Election Ballot.  Each position is for one year with a maximum of four years consecutive service.  If new board members are not elected after four years, no money will be available for the Chapter or the congregations.  Please contact any Chapter board member to place your name on the Fall Chapter Voting Ballot.  Vacant Chapter Board leaders for 2007 include:  Communications Director, Community Service Team Director, Youth Director, and Events Director.  The current Board members are as follows:  President—Phil DeBolt; Vice President—Ralph Ewell, Records Director—Shirley Hormann, Financial Director—Kathy Krey, and Congregational Service Team Director—Sharon Busick-Howell.  Phil DeBolt and Kathy Krey have both served four-year terms and cannot be reelected in 2007.  The following individuals are up for the 2007 Board:  President—Evelyn DeBolt, Vice President—Ralph Ewell, Records Director—Shirley Hormann, Financial Director—Dorothy Reiter, Assistant Financial Director—Jeannie Thieme, and Congregational Service Team Director—Sharon Busick-Howell.

The next pieces of the nativity sets will be distributed on Sunday, December 3.  Those children in Pre-K 4 (Emilee Scheumann, Christian Lehman, Emily Bergman, Zane Buuck, Olivia Conrad, Dylan Lengerich, Hunter Wilkinson, Michael Blomenberg, and Lindsay Berning) will receive the first pieces of their set sometime during the worship service on the 3rd.  All other students will get the next pieces of their set during the Sunday School hour.  If your child’s name is not on the above list (and is a member of Friedheim), please contact the church office or a member of the Nativity Set Committee (Lisa Kiess, Deb Bergman, or Cindy Berning) as soon as possible.

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will meet in the Decatur Room at Adams Memorial Hospital on Thursday, December 14, at 8 a.m. for the December breakfast meeting.  If you wish to attend, please notify Phil DeBolt (724-4259) or Shirley Hormann (724-3101) by Monday, December 11. 

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.

The 2007 calendars provided by Zwick & Jahn Funeral Homes are in here and can be found in either entranceway of the church.  Pick up a calendar and take it home with you today!

Youth ushers for December are Elliot Conrad and Clayton Stoppenhagen.

Serving on Altar Guild for December are Evie Fuhrman, Shirley Hormann, and Shelly Kiefer.

The “Meals of Grace” coordinator for December is Kris Blomenberg.

Thank you so much for the cards, phone calls, and Christian care and concern shown to me following my surgery last week.  I would especially like to thank Pastor Dahling for his visits, prayers, and support.  May the Lord bless each of you.  – Ben Miller

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 251 with 156 receiving Holy Communion; Sunday School – 53; Bible Class - 6; Early-bird Bible Class – 12

OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Fund

Last Week’s Contributions

Home Purpose

$4,882.55

Missions

$640.00

Wyneken News

SCRIP will be available after school on Wednesdays and Fridays as well as in the school office all day on Friday.  The annual SCRIP Holiday Contest runs through December 3.  Profits from the contest will go towards purchasing playground equipment and buying risers to be used in the school programs.  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 orders may be picked up on Thursday, November 30, between 6:20 p.m. and 7 p.m.  Contact Sharon Franke (623-3992) if you have any questions.  

The 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders will present, “One Look at the Savior,” on Tuesday, November 28, at 7 p.m.  Can’t make it on Tuesday night?  You are invited to the dress rehearsal, which will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, November 27.  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.

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.

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 mid-term for the second quarter ends on Monday, November 27, with reports sent home with the students on Thursday, November 30.

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 5th & 6th grade boys will face St. Peter on Monday, November 27, at Wyneken with games at 4:15 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., respectively.  The 5th & 6th grade girls will face St. Peter at St. Peter on the 27th.  Game times are also 4:15 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.  On Thursday, November 30, the 5th & 6th grade boys’ teams will play Central at Wyneken with game times 4:15 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. while the girls will play at Central on the 30thGame times are 4:15 p.m. (5th grade) and 5:30 p.m. (6th grade).

THIS WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

TODAY

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

 

10:00 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class

    Bids due for custodians & Groundskeeper
MONDAY

6:00 p.m.

Men’s basketball at Monmouth

 

7:00 p.m.

Busy Women’s Bible Class

 

 

Reservation forms for “Advent by Candlelight” due

TUESDAY

6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class

WEDNESDAY

8:20 a.m.

Chapel @ Wyneken

 

8:00 p.m.

Choir

THURSDAY

9:00 a.m.

LWML Bible Class @ Dorothy Heckman’s

FRIDAY

 

Set up for Wyneken craft show

SATURDAY

9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Wyneken craft show

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

December 3

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

    Distribution of nativity sets

 

10:15 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class

December 4

7:00 p.m.

Advent by Candlelight

December 5

6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class

 

7:00 p.m.

Elders’ Meeting

  7:30 p.m. Trustees’ Meeting
  8:00 p.m. Council Meeting

December 6

8:20 a.m.

Chapel @ Wyneken

 

6:00 p.m. LYF Spaghetti Supper
  7:00 p.m. Mid-week Advent service

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