Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

We welcome you to Friedheim and pray that you find hope and comfort in God’s Word.  If you are visiting this morning, please sign one of the guest registries located at both entrances of the church.  Please worship with us again soon.

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The Second Sunday in Advent
December 10, 2006

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Great “O” Antiphons

The Bells of Zion, Friedheim
 

The Prelude  
P:         In the name of the Father (+), and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
C:         Amen (to be sung).
   

The Choir

“Advent Joy”

   
The Readings   Preparation for the Lord’s Coming
Malachi 3:1-4    Prepare by right offerings
Philippians 1:3-11 Prepare by blameless living
Luke 3:1-6   Prepare by repentance
   
The Sermon Hymn

TLH #66

“Hark the Glad Sound!  The Savior Comes”

   
The Sermon “Jesus Comes to prepare the way for Christ ” – Luke 3:2-4
 
  1. To make us aware of sin—if there is no sense of sin, there is no need for a Savior.
  2. To lead us to repentance—if there is no repentance—there can be no forgiveness.
  3. To guide us to Jesus for forgiveness—if there is no death to self there can be no new life.
   
The Gathering of the Morning Offerings
   

+  The Great “O” Antiphons  +

   
The First Antiphon

“O Wisdom”

O Wisdom, who comest forth from the mouth of the most high, reaching mightily from one boundary of the world to the other, and pleasantly ordering all things, come, teach us the way of prudence.
   
P: Behold the name of the Lord cometh from afar.
C: And let the whole earth be filled with His glory.
   
The Collect  
P: Stir up, we beseech Thee, Thy power, O Lord, and come, that by Thy protection we may be rescued from the threatening perils of our sins and saved by Thy mighty deliverance; who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end.
C: Amen.
   
The congregation sings:  

O Come, Thou WISDOM from on high,
Who ord’rest all things mightily;
To us the path of knowledge show.
And teach us in her ways to go.
Rejoice!  Rejoice!  Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

The Second Antiphon

“O Lord”

O Lord, eternal and leader of the House of Israel, who didst appear to Moses in the fire of the burning bush and didst give the law to him on Sinai, come to redeem us by Thine outstretched arm.
   
P: Prepare ye the way of the Lord.  Alleluia!
C: Make His paths straight.  Alleluia!
   
The Collect  
P: Stir up our hearts, O Lord, to make ready the way of Thine only-begotten Son, that by His coming we may be enabled to serve Thee with pure minds; through the same Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord.
C: Amen.
   
The congregation sings:  

O Come, O Come, Thou LORD of Might,
Who to Thy Tribes on Sinai’s height,
In ancient times didst give the law,
In cloud, and majesty and awe,
Rejoice!  Rejoice!  Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

   
The Third Antiphon

“O Root of Jesse”

O Root of Jesse, who standest for an ensign of the people, before whom kings shall keep silent, to whom the nations shall offer their petitions, come to deliver us, wait not any longer.
   
P: Rejoice greatly, O Zion.
C: Behold, Thy King cometh.
   
The Collect  
P: Stir up, we beseech Thee, Thy power and come and with great might strengthen us that by the help of Thy grace whatsoever is hindered by our sins may be speedily accomplished through Thy mercy and satisfaction; through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
C: Amen.
   
The congregation sings:  

O Come, Thou ROD OF JESSE’S STEM,
From every foe deliver them,
That trust Thy mercy to save,
And give them vict’ry o’er the grave.
Rejoice!  Rejoice!  Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

   
The Fourth Antiphon

“O Key of David”

O Key of David and Scepter of the House of Israel, who closeth portals and no one can open them, come thou and from his cell lead forth the captive who sits in darkness and in the shadow of death.

   
P: Come, O Lord, and make no tarrying;
C: Loosen the bonds of the people Israel.
   
The Collect  
P: Stir up, we beseech Thee, O Lord, the wills of Thy faithful people that they, plenteously bringing forth the fruit of good works may of Thee be plenteously rewarded; through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord.
C: Amen.
   
The congregation sings:  

O Come, Thou KEY OF DAVID, Come,
And open wide our heav’nly home
Make swift the way that leads on high
And close the path to misery.
Rejoice!  Rejoice!  Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

   
The Fifth Antiphon

“O Rising Sun”

O rising orb of day, splendor of light eternal and sun of righteousness, come and enlighten those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death.

   
P: Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God hath shined.
C: Our God shall come, Alleluia!
   
The Collect  
P: Stir up, we beseech Thee, O Lord, our hearts to prepare the way of Thine only-begotten Son; that by His Advent we may be enabled to serve Thee with purified minds; through the same Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord.
C: Amen.
   
The congregation sings:  

O Come, Thou DAYSPRING from on high,
And cheer us by Thy drawing nigh;
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night,
And death’s dark shadow put to flight.
Rejoice!  Rejoice!  Emmanuel
Shall come to Thee, O Israel.

   
The Sixth Antiphon

“O King of Nations”

O King of Nations and their great desire, thou cornerstone who makest one of twain, as Thou has formed man from the ground, come now and save him.

   
P: Behold, the Lord shall come and all His saints with Him.  Alleluia!
C: And in that day the light shall be great.  Alleluia!
   
The Collect  
P: Stir up, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy power and come, that they who trust in Thy mercy may speedily be delivered from all adversity; through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord.
C: Amen.
   
The congregation sings:  

O Come, DESIRE OF NATIONS bind,
In one the hearts of all mankind,
Bid Thou our sad divisions cease,
And by Thyself our King of Peace,
Rejoice!  Rejoice!  Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

   
The Seventh Antiphon

“O God with Us”

O Emmanuel, our King and lawgiver, for whom the nations wait, their only Savior, come Thou, O Lord our God, be our salvation.
   
P: Drop down ye heavens from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness;
C: Let the earth open and bring forth salvation.
   
The Collect  
P: Stir up, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy power and come, that they who trust in Thy mercy may speedily be delivered from all adversity; through Jesus Christ Thy Son, our Lord.
C: Amen.
   
The congregation sings:  

O Come, O Come EMMANUEL,
And ransom captive Israel,
That mourns in lonely exile here,
Until the Son of God appear.
Rejoice!  Rejoice!  Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

   
The Prayers of the People of God at Friedheim
   
The Lord’s Prayer  
   
P: The Lord be with you.
C: And with Thy Spirit. (to be sung)
   
The Collect for Peace  
   
P: The Lord be with you.
C: Thanks be to God. (to be sung)
   
The Benediction  
C: Amen, Amen, Amen.  (to be sung)
   
The Closing Hymn

TLH #69

“Arise, Sons of the Kingdom”

   

The Acolyte

Cecelia Smith

+  Soli Deo Gloria  +

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Zane Buuck, Markie Mourey, Todd Scheumann, Alex Baumann, Cheryl Bultemeyer, Bernice Caston, Todd Gehres, and Angela Sielschott.  We also remember in our prayers our Wyneken custodian, Kim Ehlerding, and our school secretary, Dani Fuhrman, Judy Baumann who teaches at Monmouth, and Kim Weiland, our Sunday School Superintendent.   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 Rev. Dr. Dan Brege who had surgery this past week and Hildegard Kiefer who is in extended care at Adams Memorial.

We pray the Lord’s comforting arms be around the family and friends of Bill Fuhrman who was called to be with his Savior on Monday, December 4, and was giving Christian burial on Thursday, December 7.   May all be reminded of that great day when we will be reunited with our loved ones in heaven.

We welcome into church membership through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism, Mikayla Renee Chichester, daughter of Caleb & Karen (Buuck) Chichester, and Peyton Joseph Buuck, son of Adam Buuck and Mindy Mattingly.  Mikayla’s godparents are Lindsay Berose, Adam Buuck, and Mindy Mattingly.  Peyton’s godparents are Eric Buuck and Alicia Hirschy.  Their baptisms will be held this afternoon.

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

When the Adult Bible Class resumes on January 7, we will continue looking at Bible stories from the Old Testament.  At that time we will look at the division of the kingdom.  The Lord had already warned the prophets that in requesting a king the people were ultimately rejecting Him.  This process had taken a long time to develop.  After festering for years, the nation will soon split apart never to be fully united again.  The end of a once proud nation will come although the final demise will not be realized for centuries. 

The Sunday School classes will continue practicing the Christmas Eve program.  (Remember, this year the children’s program will be held at 9 a.m. on Sunday, December 24.)  All grades will remain in church for program practice.  Mrs. Buuck’s class will go to the Parish Hall for their regular Sunday School lesson after they have rehearsed their parts.

Our midweek Advent services continue this Wednesday, December 13.  The question to be asked is To Whom Does Jesus Come?  Wednesday’s focus is on Mary.  Jesus comes with comfort to him who waits.   Services begin at 7 p.m.  The youth will be serving a taco supper in the Parish Hall prior to the service.  Serving begins at 6 p.m.  All are invited.  A free-will donation will be accepted.

There are several children who need to pick up pieces from their nativity sets   A few need to get pieces from last year’s set as well. The following individuals (or parents or grandparents of these children) need to see a member of the Nativity Set Committee (Deb Bergman, Lisa Kiess, Cindy Berning, or Amy Walker)—Alex Baumann, Katrina Robinson, Becca Evans, Jacob Bickel, Elliot Gehres, Kayla Johnson, Alyssa Schuller, Gabrielle Brandt, Oliver Gehres, Ethan Lehman, Ethan Lichtle, Gregg Buuck, Vivian Miller, Caden Culp, and Bailey Kaehr.   

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.  Rev. Ken Klaus’ sermon will be “It Will Work Out” from Luke 3:5-6.  Everyone will someday see the salvation that has been accomplished in Jesus Christ.  The question is, will they all be saved?

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?  

Council Members:  Members are reminded of the meeting between Church Council and the Planning Committee on Tuesday, December 12, at 7 p.m. in the church basement.  All council members are encouraged to attend to help give as much input into the preliminary plans as possible.

The Trustees are taking bids for removing snow and ice from the parking lot and sidewalks.  This bid is do as soon as possible.  If you have any questions, please contact one of the Trustees (Marc Lichtle, Chris Lichtle, J. D. Nidlinger, and Sean Sielschott).

A big thank you to all those involved in making “Advent by Candlelight” a possibility.  It was a wonderful way to begin the Advent season.  The music, dramatic presentation, and food were all fantastic and the Christian fellowship a true blessing.  A total of $700 was collected for Youth for Christ!!

Members are reminded to come to the Budget and Election Meeting, which will be held in the church basement following the worship service today.  The following individuals have been nominated to serve on the Council:

Vice Chairman:

Mike Conrad

Trustees:

Andy Buuck

 

Floyd Thieme

 

Fred Geels

Elders:

Larry Hitzfield

 

Don Gehres

 

Kent Kiefer

 

Zach Stoppenhagen

 

John Nidlinger, Sr.

Board of Evangelism:

Sara Rhymer

 

Stan Stoppenhagen

 

Cindy Wass

Deacons:

Don Kitson

Friedheim Foundation:

Gene Kiess

 

Mike Linnemeier

 

Judy Werling

 

Adam Sielschott

Board of Stewardship:

Cindy Des Jean

 

Rich Weiland

 

Shelly Kiefer

Board of Education:

Scott Hormann

Financial Secretary:

Tim Blomenberg

 

Chris Rhymer

 

Denny Werling

The 2007 Church Council will be installed next Sunday, December 17.

A Note from our Board of Finance:  We have been blessed with your first-fruit givings and our current on our bills.  We are running behind, however, in our Missions giving.  We are approximately $2,100 short of our yearly goal.  As the month of December is upon us, please prayerfully consider this situation.
Board of Stewardship’s Food for Thought – In Matthew 11:29-30 Jesus said, “Take my yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”  The yoke that Jesus is referring to is understood to be our Christian life.  Once we have assumed His yoke, God’s commandments are no longer a heavy burden that weighs us down.  Instead, we see them, by God’s grace as expressions of God’s will written into our hearts.  To express our gratitude for who God is and what He does for us, we look for ways to use our lives and resources in His service.

Wheat Ridge Ministries is helping children with disabilities in China.  Our medical teams train physicians, physical therapists, and other health care workers in China so that thousands of children who had been shunned in their communities can begin to walk and play. Please support us.  Thank you.

The men’s basketball team plays Preble on Monday, December 11, at Bellmont Middle School at 8:30 p.m.

The LYF will be serving mid-week Advent meals in the Parish Hall.  The second meal will be held this Wednesday, December 13, at 6 p.m. and will be a taco supper.  Youth are reminded to bring some sort of dessert—cookies, pies, cakes, etc.  Youth, please be at the Parish Hall by 5:30 p.m. 

The Morning Glories thank those who helped with the Wyneken show.  Sales totaled $473.40.  The Morning Glories are taking their holiday break and will resume meeting on Tuesday, January 2.

Are you curious about what types of items the Morning Glories sell and haven’t been able to make it to a show?  The craft room (1st and 2nd grade Sunday School room) is open for the next four Sundays (during the Sunday School hour) for you to take a look at items and perhaps do some Christmas shopping.  All items are marked and there is a book for you to write down your purchases and a box for you to place your money.  (Checks can be written to Zion Morning Glories.)  Take a moment to look over the rugs, blankets, potholders, stuffed animals, embroidered and crocheted items, wooden pieces, towels, cloth books, Christmas stockings, Christmas tree skirts, Christmas wall hangings, holiday decorations, and much more.

The Bereavement Committee thanks those who donated items for the funeral dinner and helped with the meal.  The empty dishes are in the Parish Hall kitchen for you to pick up at your convenience.  (There are also pans left from the mid-week Advent meal in the kitchen also.)

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.

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 Bach Collegium will be hosting a community-wide open sing of Handel’s Messiah on Sunday, December 17, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church on Fairfield Avenue in Ft. Wayne.  This presentation will be directed by Thomas Remenschneider and has opportunities for soloists and chorus members alike.  It will give you a chance to brush up on your singing or to try your hand at a solo.  All are encouraged to bring your own Messiah scores or there will be some to borrow.  Holiday cookies and coffee will be served after the event and all are welcome.  Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for students and all chorus members. 

The Decorating Committee would like to thank those individuals who donated poinsettias to help decorate the church.  It was very much appreciated.

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!

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 277 with 180 receiving Holy Communion; Sunday School – 54; Bible Class - 20; Early-bird Bible Class – 10; Midweek Advent - 77

OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Fund

Last Week’s Contributions

Home Purpose

$6,136.76

Missions

$450.00

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 concluded last week.  Profits from the contest of $3,500 with $60,000 is sales 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. 

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. 

Market Day order forms are included in this morning’s bulletin and are due back to the school office by Friday, January 5.  Internet orders are due by noon on Saturday, January 6.  (By ordering over the internet (www.marketday.com), you will be eligible to win one of five Walt Disney World vacation packages that will be given away along with iPods, and Best Buy gift cards.)  Items may be picked up at Wyneken on Thursday, January 11, between 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.  New items this month include buffalo chicken pizza ($9.99) and stuffed pork chops ($12.79).  Specials this month include pot roast ($12.89), French toast sticks ($4.99), ranch steaks ($12.49), ChicNSteakes ($12.69), chicken bacon ranch sandwich ($10.59), turkey burgers ($8.79), bacon slices ($10.49), blueberry muffins ($6.99), breakfast bundles ($10.49), chicken pot pie ($9.49), string cheese ($8.59), cheddar cheese Goldfish crackers ($5.69), heart cookie shapes ($8.99), bacon wrapped ranch steaks ($13.69), boneless pork chops ($10.59), breaded chicken breast patties ($11.59), chicken parmesan patties ($10.59), turkey steaks ($8.59), Gatorade kid-size variety pack ($15.49), creamy shrimp scampi ($12.99), home-style frozen biscuit dough ($6.89), cheese pizzas ($7.59), home-style gravy & beef tips ($12.39), chicken & dumpling soup ($9.49),  American cheese ($10.39), chocolate pudding cups ($6.49), pepperoni pizza eat-zzas ($7.69), funnel cakes ($6.59), chocolate chip cookie dough $5.59), breakfast burritos ($7.39), breakfast quesadillas ($9.69), turkey sausage links ($8.19), and beef ravioli ($8.59).  When ordering over the internet, you can also check out their clearance items.  There is also an insert to “Gear up for Game Day.”  Take a look at those specials when planning your Super Bowl parties.  If you have any questions, you may contact Sharon Franke at 623-3992.

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.  The amount of points from the Scott’s ABC program for the months of September and October was 47,870.  Thanks!

The 8th graders and their parents would like to thank the congregation for the support they received while raising funds for their DC trip next spring.  The goal has been accomplished and the group eagerly looks forward to seeing the sights in Washington in May. 

There will be a Christmas dance on Friday, December 15, for the sixth through eighth graders.  The dance will start at 7 p.m. and end at 10 p.m.  There will be a  $3 admission charge.  Students from area Lutheran schools are also welcome to attend.

Sporting News

Intramurals for the 3rd and 4th graders (both boys and girls) will begin on Saturday, December 16.  The boys will meet from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. with Paul Des Jean heading this program.  The girls will meet from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. with Paul Hockemeyer in charge.  They will not meet over the Christmas holidays.  Watch the bulletin for further information.

The varsity teams have several games this week.  The 8th grade boys’ team faces Holy Cross on Tuesday, December 12, at 5:30 p.m. with the 7th grade game to follow at 6:30 p.m.  On Thursday, December 14, the varsity girls’ team will face Bethlehem at 4:15 p.m. with the 8th grade boys’ team to play at 5:30 p.m. followed by a 7th grade game with St. Joe, Decatur, at 6:30 p.m.   These games are at Wyneken.  The varsity girls’ team will play St. Paul at St. Paul on Saturday, December 16, at 9:15 a.m. followed by the 8th grade boys’ game at 10:30 a.m. 

The 6th grade teams will play St. John’s Flatrock on Monday, December 11. The girls’ game starts at 4:15 p.m. with the boys’ game to follow at 5:30 p.m.  The 5th grader boys will face St. Joe, Decatur, at 6:30 p.m.  These games will be played at Wyneken.  The 5th grade girls’ team travels to St. Joe, Decatur with a 4:45 p.m. game on Monday, December 11.

THIS WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

TODAY

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

 

10:00 a.m.

Sunday School & Bible Class

  10:00 a.m. Budget & Election Meeting
  1:00 p.m.

Baptisms of Mikayla Renee Chichester & Peyton Joseph Buuck

MONDAY

7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

  7:00 p.m. Busy Woman’s Bible Class
  8:30 p.m. Men’s basketball @ Bellmont Middle School

TUESDAY

6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class

 

7:00 p.m.

Council & Planning Committee Meeting

WEDNESDAY

8:20 a.m.

Chapel @ Wyneken

 

6:00 p.m. LYF Taco Supper
  7:00 p.m. Mid-week Advent service
THURSDAY 8:00 a.m. Thrivent Meeting @ Adams Memorial
  7:00 p.m. Wyneken School Board

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

December 17

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion (Choir Service of Song)

    Installation of 2007 Church Council

 

10:15 a.m.

Christmas Eve Program Practice

 

10:15 a.m.

Bible Class

December 18

7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

 

7:00 p.m.

Busy Woman’s Bible Class
 

7:00 p.m.

Men’s basketball @ Monmouth

December 19

6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class

 

8:00 p.m.

Men’s basketball @ Bellmont Middle School

December 20

8:20 a.m.

Chapel @ Wyneken

 

6:00 p.m. LYF Chili Supper

 

7:00 p.m. Mid-week Advent service
 

8:00 p.m.

Choir Practice

 December 21

8:00 p.m.

Men’s basketball @ Bellmont Middle School

 December 22

  January newsletter items due in the church office

If We are Faithful

It is the notion of stewardship that helps us to understand that whatever we think we own is only for a time.  Whatever we seem to have within our grasp—our time, our talent, and our treasure—all these belong now and forever to God, who put them into our hands in trust.  IF we are faithful, we are stewards.  If we are faithful, we know that we manage what is someone else’s.

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