Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

Welcome!  We are glad you have chosen to worship with us this morning.  If you are a guest, we ask that you sign one of our guest registries, found in either entranceway of the church.  Come back and worship with us again soon.

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Last Judgment
November 11, 2007

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Order of Service

TLH Page 5
The Hymns TLH #609; #613; #279

Readings

The Last Judgment

Jeremiah 26:1-16  Jeremiah is threatened with death
2 Thessalonians 1:5-10 Thanksgiving and prayer
Luke 19:11-27 The Parable of the Ten Minas
The Sermon

“The Parable of the Ten Minas” – Luke 19:11-27

1.   Christ has established His kingdom (v. 12).

2.   He has placed us here with certain responsibilities to keep the faith and then share it (v. 13).

3.   Some refuse to give Christ His due (v. 14).

4.   When He returns in glory, there will be a reckoning (v. 15).

5.    There will be an accounting on the last day (v. 26).

The Acolyte

Bethany Evans

 

+  Soli Deo Gloria  +
 

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Fred Geels, Amanda Hunkins, Addie Woerner, Erik Blomenberg, Audra Koldyke, Becky DeKoninck, Melyssa Bultemeier, Gene Linnemeier, Shadoe McAllister, Helma Conrad, Ashley Thieme, Tony Jordan, Monica Stoppenhagen, Pat Buuck, Norma Miller, and Carol Selking.  We also remember those in the teaching ministry.  Today we remember our Wyneken 2nd grade teacher, Heidi Werling, Stephanie Freimuth, one of our Sunday School teachers, and Kristin Scheumann who teaches at Northwest Elementary School.  May our loving Savior direct, bless, and guide their lives.

We extend our Christian sympathy to the friends and family of Warren Nidlinger, John’s father, who was called to be with his Lord on Sunday, November 4, with services conducted on Thursday, November 8, as well as Roberta Bergman, Toney’s mother, who was laid to rest on Wednesday, November 7.  We remember the family and friends of Hilda Roehrs (Paul Fuhrmann’s sister-in-law) who was called home to her Lord on Monday, November 5, and will be given Christian burial this afternoon and Mardella Reinhart (Kim Schamerloh’s aunt) who was called to her heavenly home on Tuesday, November 6, and was given Christian burial on Friday, November 9.  We also remember the friends and family of Marvin & Marcile Scheumann (Marvin was the nephew of Richard Buuck and Marcile was the sister of Evie Keuneke) who died in a traffic accident on Monday, November 5, and were given Christian burial on Saturday, November 10.  May the God of all comfort be with those who mourn, reminding them of that great day when all believers will be reunited in heaven.

May the Great Physician grant health and strength to all who are in need of His healing hand.  We especially remember in our prayers Kelly Baumann (Trevor’s wife) and Troy Sinar (Dick & Donna Hileman’s nephew).

We remember those who are serving our country—Brian Moeller who is returning to Iraq after a short visit home, Jason Putteet, Cam Koldyke (Audra’s husband) who is in Iraq, our reservists, Josh, Zach, and Jacob Stoppenhagen, Mike Brandt, Cody Kiess (grandson of Gene & Irene Kiess), Josh Colwell (Tiffany’s husband), Danny Cross (Laura Knipstein’s fiancée), and Brian Journay (grandson of Dick & Alma Miller), as well as Justin Grant (Shirley Buuck’s nephew) who is in Afghanistan, Lydia Reynolds (niece of Dick & Donna Hileman), Steven Banks (Dick & Donna Hileman’s nephew) who is a Marine serving in Iraq,  Randy McAllister (Fern Riemke’s son and brother of Kim, Terry, and Julie) who is serving in Germany, and Aaron Allen and Toney Hempel (Lucile Stoppenhagen’s grandsons), who are both deployed in Iraq.  May the Lord protect and guide them in their missions.

You can watch Worship for Shut Ins on Sunday mornings at 6:30 a.m. on WPTA-TV Channel 21, at 8 a.m. on Digital 33.2 & Satellite 252 on Sunday mornings, or on Comcast Cable Channel 55 on Sunday and Monday afternoons at 4 p.m.   Today, the Rev. Dr. Daniel Brege of Preble will have the sermon message, “Believing in the Resurrection,” from Luke 20:27-38.  The Sadducees, who did not believe in the resurrection, tried to trick Jesus about this doctrine.  Jesus not only showed that the dead in Christ live on, but that our resurrected bodies will be different and that they will never die.  Jesus Himself established the certainty of our resurrection by His death and resurrection; we are of eternal value to God.   On November 18, the Rev. Paul Shoemaker from Emanuel (New Haven) will preach.  His sermon, “Today You Will be With Me in Paradise,” is from Luke 21:28.

What did you think of the Lutheran Service Book?  There is a Special Voters’ Meeting following the worship service today where a discussion will be held concerning this updated hymnal and a decision made concerning whether or not to adopt this hymnal in our worship life.    

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

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 broadcast on Sundays at 8:05 a.m. on WZBD (92.7 FM) and on WFCV (1090 AM) at 3:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Lutheran Hour can also be heard on WOWO (1190 AM) on Sunday mornings at 11 a.m.  The Rev. Dr. Ken Klaus’ sermon this week is “Shaken to the Core” from 2 Thessalonians 2:1-2.  Is the world coming to an end?  One thing is obvious:  God is still active among us!  (Did you know that the broadcast can be heard by the military by logging on to www.lutheranhour.org/AFN/listen.htm?) 

Have you ever listened 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?   You might want to tune in to it sometime.

Board of Stewardship’s Food for Thought – Jesus said, “You are the light of the world…let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven” (Matthew 5:14-16).  Jesus is the light of the world.  He became one of us to overcome the darkness of sin, wickedness, and unbelief.  As Christians, we are the light of the world because we reflect the light of Jesus.  When we live our lives in such a way that people are able to see the difference Christ makes in us our lights shine brightly.  Interestingly, Jesus does not say that He wants us to be lights.  He tells us that we are lights because He has changed us into people who live to glorify and serve Him.  With God’s strength, our lights will never be darkened but will shine brightly.

Would you still like to write a devotion for our Advent devotional booklet?  Just a few more devotions (less than five) are needed to complete the booklet.  If you would like to write one, please let Pastor Dahling know and submit it as soon as possible.

There have been some problems with the Internet service in the church office and messages cannot be accessed at this time.  Once the problem is corrected, a notification will be placed in the church bulletin.  If you have any announcements for the bulletin, please continue to call the office or drop them off outside the office door.  Thank you for your help.

Our 7th and 8th grade Sunday School students are planning two service projects this fall.  They would like to correspond with our servicemen and women and send “care” packages to them (the packages would probably be sent some time in January).  Could you help the class out by providing military addresses for those serving?  The class is looking forward to writing letters to our service people prior to them sending out the care packages.  Please contact the church office or Wava Lichtle, the class’s Sunday School teacher, with this information as soon as possible.  The other project is called “Kids Helping Kids.” You can help deserving children in Adams County (kindergarten through 5th grade).  Boxes have been placed in either entranceway of the church for you to place your donation of caps, gloves, socks, underwear, gently used or new coats, and gently used or new boots.  This will be an on-going project.  Thank you in advance.

Today there will be another Blood Pressure Clinic.  You will have an opportunity to have your blood pressure checked both before and after the church service.

Cindy Houser is the “Meals of Grace” coordinator for November.  If you know of someone who could benefit from this ministry of our church, please contact Cindy at 565-3877.  We are getting low on some of our food items.  Perhaps, while fixing your own family’s meal, you could make a little extra to be donated to “Meals of Grace.”  Soup is greatly appreciated especially as the weather begins to cool down.  Smaller portions (for one or two) of a main dish, casserole, or dessert are also appreciated.  Don’t forget to date your donation and list the ingredients.  You can place your donation in the freezer in the back room (furnace room) of the church basement.  Thanks in advance for your help!

The November meeting of the Concordia Seminary Guild will be held on Tuesday, November 13, at 1 p.m. in Luther Hall at the Seminary.  Islam will be the topic, presented by Professor Adam Francisco, to be followed by their business meeting.  Members are asked to bring an item for the Seminary Food Bank.  If you have any questions, please contact Lynn Brege, President of the Guild, at 547-4256.

Have you thought of putting flowers in church?  There are many dates open on the calendar for the remainder of this year.  Take a look at the Altar Guild’s Flower Calendar, posted in the south entranceway of the church.  Perhaps you would like to place flowers in church to commemorate a special day in your life.  Contact Shelly Kiefer (547-4327) if you would like the Altar Guild to order flowers for you.

Reservation forms for “Advent by Candlelight” were included in the November newsletter and are also in today’s bulletin.  If you would be willing to serve as a hostess, please return your form by Sunday, November 18.  Would you be willing to be a co-hostess?  There are some individuals who have the table service and decorations, but need someone willing to make the dessert and help out the hostess.  If you would be willing to do this, please make a note on your reservation form of your willingness to be a co-hostess (or contact Ann Crosby).  Set-up for “Advent by Candlelight” will take place after 5 p.m. on Sunday, December 2.  If you would be willing to help, please contact Ann Crosby.  If you wish to attend, your reservation needs to be in by Monday, November 26.  See Ann Crosby if you have any questions.

The Morning Glories will be going to St. Jude’s on Saturday, November 24.  Show hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Set up is Friday, November 23, at 5 p.m.  If you can help transport items to and/or from the show or work at the booth, please contact Marlene Conrad or Shirley Buuck.  Sales at the South Adams craft show totaled $301.  Thanks so much! 

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans invites you to a brunch in our Parish Hall next Sunday, November 18, following the worship service.  Manley’s will be catering the brunch—egg/hash brown casserole, cinnamon rolls, orange juice, and coffee.  There is no cost for the meal and you don’t have to be a Thrivent member to attend.  You will have an opportunity to cast your ballot for those running for office in the Adams County Chapter.  If you have any questions, you can contact one of our coordinators—Leesa Heckman, Irene Kiess, or Betty Sielschott.

The Trustees are taking bids for the following jobs—Parish Hall custodian, church custodian, groundskeeper, and snow removal.  If you have any questions or wish to submit a bid, please contact one of the Trustees—Don Gehres, Chris Lichtle, Sean Sielschott, or Zach Stoppenhagen.  Bids need to be turned in by Sunday, November 25.

St. John’s Bingen invites you to join them for their men’s open gym on Wednesday evenings at 8:30 p.m.  If you have any questions, you can contact Jon Zwick at 724-8980.

The first game for the Men’s Monday Night Basketball Church League will be Monday, November 12.  The game will be played at Bellmont Middle School at 7:30 p.m. that night.  No other information is available.  Schedules for the year will be handed out that night.  If you have any questions, please contact Steve Conrad (547-4597).

Bethlehem Lutheran Church (Ossian) is having their Holiday Bazaar and Swiss Steak Dinner today with serving starting at 11:15 a.m. and continuing until 1:30 p.m.  There will be a queen-size quilt give-a-way with the drawing at 1 p.m.  Dinner tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children (12 and under).  Carry out is available.  The proceeds will go towards their debt reduction.

St. Paul’s Preble is having their annual Soup & Sandwich/Bazaar on Saturday, November 17, with serving from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in their Fellowship Hall.  In addition, you can purchase homemade noodles, craft items, decorated cookies, visit their cookie corner, and check out the bake sale items.

Check out the sales at the Concordia Lutheran High School Thrift Shop located at 3436 N Anthony Shopping Center.  From November 16-24 it will be “half-off” on all clothing and shoes (except those marked ‘November’).  Shop hours are Monday (10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.), Tuesday-Friday (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and Saturday (9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)  The shop will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 228 with 165 receiving Holy Communion; Adult Bible Class - 15; Sunday School – 34; Adult Bible Class – 5; Busy Women’s Bible Class – 4; Early-bird Bible Class - 17

OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Fund

Last Week’s Contributions

Home Purpose

$5,009.25

Missions – Plate

$390.00

Wyneken News

Are you beginning your holiday shopping or baking?  If so, don’t forget SCRIP.  This year the PTL plans on donating funds to help pay for the new roof on the oldest portion of the school. The holiday contest begins on November 19 and runs through December 2.  There are several new vendors just in time for Christmas.  You can now purchase certificates in $25 denominations for Michael’s Fashion Bug, Lane Bryant, Catherine’s, and Petite Sophisticate.  See Kim this morning to make your purchases.  Remember SCRIP is also available at Wyneken throughout the day on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in the school office and after school on Wednesday and Friday afternoons.  You can also E-mail Kim at kimw@jwgroupinc.com to place your SCRIP order.

Because of the Upper Grade program, the Wyneken Board of Education meeting will be postponed one week to Thursday, November 15, at 7 p.m. 

Would you like to order poinsettias or wreaths?  If you wish to have delivery prior to Thanksgiving, your order must be in today with delivery on Friday, November 16.  All other orders are due by Saturday, December 1, with delivery on Thursday, December 6.  Contact any Wyneken 8th grader to make your purchase.  (You can also call Shelly Bradbury at 639-6267 to place your orders.)  Heller’s will be supplying the poinsettias this year.  Please remember that Gunnar Cale and Ethan Lichtle are the 8th graders from Friedheim.

Christmas card orders were distributed at Parent/Teacher conferences last week.  All money needs to be turned in by Monday, November 12.

Mark your calendars and plan on attending the Wyneken craft show on Saturday, December 1, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Come out and check out the crafts and enjoy a delicious luncheon.

November chapel offerings will go towards the four families that the school is adopting.  A list of needed items is included in the November newsletter as well as on the bulletin boards in either entranceway of the church.  If you have anything you wish to donate to this cause, please drop off your donation at Wyneken (or send it with a Wyneken student).  Please remember that all items need to be new, no gently used articles are being accepted.  Items will be accepted through Tuesday, December 4.  Thanks!

The next PTL meeting will be held on Monday, November 12, at 7 p.m.  Child-care is provided by the 8th grade class at no cost to the parents.  Refreshments are served following the meeting.

Check out the specials on this month’s Market Day order form.  Four new items are offered this month—chicken Pico de Gallo pizzas ($8.39), trail mix breakfast cookies ($6.99), mini cocktail sandwiches ($9.99), and trial honey BBA chicken tenders ($5.95).  Specials this month include Italian flavored meatballs ($7.99), jumbo party shrimp with cocktail sauce ($10.19), beef stew meat ($12.49), French dip ($13.99), meat loaf slices ($8.19), barbecued pork ($12.59), pot roast ($14.49), rack of pork ($5.59 per lb.), garlic & herb shrimp ($13.29), li’l bagel dogs ($8.29), stuffed appetizer bread ($9.69), breaded chicken patties ($12.35), chicken fries ($12.99), hot & spicy buffalo wings ($9.39), low fat chocolate milk ($16.49), mashed potato patties ($5.79), stir fry blend ($6.49), Italian wedding soup ($10.39), chicken stir-fry kit ($12,99), Bosco breadsticks ($12.49), giant cinnamon Goldfish grahams ($5.69), fruit singles ($8.99), individual chicken pot pies ($7.99), Carnitas enchilada ($8.59), chocolate-chocolate chip puddin’ cakes ($7.69), bacon quiche ($7.30), breakfast pizzas ($8.99),microwave pancakes ($7.49), and plain bagel-er ($7.69).  It is also December cookie dough bonus days.  If 250 canisters of cookie dough are sold, Wyneken will receive a rebate of $3.30 per canister.  Think ahead for your Christmas baking and consider purchasing some cookie dough!  Also take a moment to look at the Holiday insert.  There may be items you wish to purchase for your holiday entertaining.  Please note that the order deadline is incorrect on the order form.  Wyneken will be closed the week of November 19.  Order forms need to be returned by Friday, November 16.  You may contact Sharon Franke (623-3992) by noon on Saturday, November 24, with your order or order through the Internet by noon on the 24th.  Pick-up date is Thursday, November 29, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.  If you have any questions, please contact Sharon.

Don’t forget that Wyneken will be closed the week of November 19.  The teachers will be attending a conference the first three days and then it’s the Thanksgiving break.  If enough parents are interested, Wyneken Extended Care will be open all day on Monday-Wednesday (November 19-21) of that week.  Please contact Tami Schultz (639-6040) as soon as possible.

The Wyneken Day Care Program is working on room modifications and is anticipating an inspection by the State.  After receiving licensing from the State, infants and toddlers will be accepted into the Day Care program.  To help staff the Day Care, workers and volunteers will be needed.  They are also looking for infant items—cribs, high chairs, changing tables, etc.  If you have some that you would like to donate, please contact Tami Schultz.  If you are able to support this ministry through donations or being a part of the staff, please contact the school (639-6177) or Tami Schultz at school (639-6064) or her home (547-4540).  The opening date is early in January.

Sports

The basketball season opens for most grades this week.  The 6th grade boys’ and girls’ teams play Zion (Decatur) at Zion on Monday, November 12.  The girls’ team plays at 4:15 p.m. and the boys’ game starts at 5:30 p.m.  Both teams play again on Wednesday, November 14.  They will face St. Paul at home with the girls’ game again starting at 4:15 p.m. and the boys’ game at 5:30 p.m.

The 7th and 8th grade girls will play Heritage on Monday, November 12, at Heritage with the 7th grade game starting at 5 p.m. and the 8th grade beginning at 6:15 p.m.  The boys’ 7th and 8th grade teams will also play Heritage on Monday, November 12.  Their games will be at Wyneken with the 7th graders playing at 5 p.m. and the 8th graders at 6:15 p.m.  On Saturday, November 17, the 7th grade girls will play St. Peter-Immanuel at 9:15 a.m. at Wyneken with the 7th grade boys’ game to start at 10:30 a.m.

Congratulations to our boys’ 8th grade team.  They were Consolation runner’s up at the Indy tournament.  Good going, guys! 

THIS WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

TODAY 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service

    (Blood Pressure Clinic before and after church)
  10:00 a.m.  Sunday School
   

Special Voters’ Meeting

MONDAY 7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
  7:00 p.m. Busy Women’s Bible Class
  7:30 p.m. Men’s basketball @ Bellmont Middle School
TUESDAY 6:00 a.m. Early-bird Bible Class
  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
  7:30 p.m. Altar Guild
WEDNESDAY 8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  7:00 p.m. Choir
  8:30 p.m.

Men’s open gym @ Wyneken

THURSDAY 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class
  7:00 p.m. Wyneken School Board

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

November 18 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion 

  10:15 a.m.  Sunday School & Bible Class
  10:15 a.m. 

Thrivent Brunch at the Parish Hall

November 19 7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
  7:00 p.m. Busy Women’s Bible Class
November 20 6:00 a.m. Early-bird Bible Class
November 21 8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  7:00 p.m.

Thanksgiving Eve Worship with Holy Communion

  8:00 p.m. Choir
  8:30 p.m.

Men’s open gym @ Wyneken

November 22 9:00 a.m. Thanksgiving Day Worship Service with Holy Communion      
November 23   Newsletter articles for December needed
  5:00 p.m. Set up for St. Jude Craft Show
November 24    Baptism of William Albert Case
  9 a.m. – 3 p.m. St. Jude Craft Show