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.  If you plan on communing today, please take a moment to complete a communion registration card.  Cards can be found in either entranceway of the church and may be placed in the offering plate or given to one of the Deacons.  Come back and worship with us again soon.

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Second to Last Sunday of the Church Year
November 18, 2007

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Order of Service

TLH Page 15
The Hymns TLH #29; #656; #651; #345; #660
The Choir “Children of the Heavenly Father”
The Solo “The Trumpet Shall Sound”

Readings

Saints Triumphant
Isaiah 65:17-25 New Heavens and a New Earth
2 Thessalonians 2:13 – 3:5 Stand Firm and Request Prayer
Luke 20:27-38 The Resurrection and Marriage
The Sermon

“The Resurrection & Marriage” – Luke 20:27-38

Two realities concerning the resurrection:

1.       They can no longer die, for they are like the angels.

2.       They are God’s children, since they are children of the resurrection.

The Acolyte

Gunnar Cale

 

+  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—Jason Putteet, Lisa Bills, Sharon Franke, Shelly Kiefer, Alan Bergdall, Troy Fuhrmann, Sherril Bradtmueller, Paul Drier, Dan Schuller, Dean Wass, Gabby Cale, and Amy Walker.  We also remember those in the teaching ministry.  Today we remember our Wyneken 1st grade teacher, Becky Klenke, Teri Conrad, Pam Everett, Sharon Franke, and Cindy Wass, who are our substitute Sunday School teachers, and Sandy Blomenberg who teaches at St. Peter-Immanuel.  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 Armilla Conrad, Sean Sielschott who was at Parkview North, 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 in Iraq, 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,  James Johnson (Jean Timm’s nephew), 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.

Return to worship with us at either one of our Thanksgiving services this week.  On Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, November 21, worship services will begin at 7 p.m.  On Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22, worship starts at 9 a.m.  Holy communion will be celebrated at both services.

This year’s Advent-Christmas devotional booklet will be distributed on Wednesday, November 21.  A special thank you goes out to all those who submitted devotions for the booklet.  This year’s there are devotions beginning on Thanksgiving and running through Epiphany.

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. Paul Shoemaker from Emanuel in New Haven will have the sermon message, “Encouraging Words,” from Luke 21:28.  In the midst of turmoil, Christ speaks encouraging words.  We find encouragement, no in ourselves, but in the source of the words, Christ Jesus.   On November 25, the Rev. Dr. Daniel Brege from St. Paul’s Preble will preach.  His sermon, “Confession of a Thief,” is from Luke 23:32-43.

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

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 “Swollen Feet” from Deuteronomy 8:3-4.  Sometimes we can be grateful for the things that didn’t happen.  (On November 25, the Rev. Ralph Blomenberg will be the guest preacher on the Lutheran Hour.)  (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 – As we approach Thanksgiving, we are reminded of the many blessings God has given to us.  The question we should be asking is, “How do we begin to thank God for all that He has done and continues to do for us?”  High on our lists of things for which to thanks our Heavenly Father should be our new lives in Christ.  In spite of our sinful ways, God demonstrated His awesome love for us by sending His only Son to the Cross on our behalf.  We certainly will also thank Him for our families as well as our health and material blessings.  How blessed we are that God provides for all we need to sustain our lives, and, through faith He provides, He gives us life forever with Him.  Another wonderful blessing for which we should always give thanks is God’s wrote, “Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail.  They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness” (Lamentations 3:22-23).  God’s faithfulness to us never wavers, even though we vacillate in our faithfulness to Him.  As you thank God this Thanksgiving season, you may want to consider putting God’s love within you into action with a Thanksgiving gift for the ministry here at our church.  Through our giving, we demonstrate our gratitude and faithfulness to Him Who is always faithful to us.  How wonderful it is that God promises to bless those who are generous in His name!  Blessings on your Thanksgiving Day as you spend time with your family, enjoy some turkey, and possibly watch some football.

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.

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!

Reservation forms for “Advent by Candlelight” were included in the November newsletter and can also be found in either entranceway of the church.  If you would be willing to serve as a hostess or a co-hostess, please return your form today.  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.  If you have trouble with steps, don’t let it prevent you from coming to “Advent by Candlelight.”  The chair lift will be operational that night (with someone there to run it) to make it easy for you to get to and from the Parish Hall basement.  See Ann Crosby if you have any questions.

Who would like to attend the “Casting Crowns” concert being held at Memorial Coliseum on Thursday, November 29?  The doors open at 6 p.m. with the concert beginning at 7 p.m.  The “Casting Crowns” will go on later than 7 p.m. since there are other opening acts.  The LYF plans on attending this concert and they need to know how many tickets to purchase.  If we have more than 20 people attend, pre-sale tickets are $18.  If 20 or fewer people attend, the cost of the ticket is $26.  Tickets purchased on the day of the show are $28.  If you plan on attending, please contact Elliot Conrad as soon as possible by calling 260-223-5168 or 260-547-4717. Tickets need to be ordered by Sunday, November 25.  (You don’t have to be an LYF member to attend the concert.  Just contact Elliot if you would like to purchase tickets.)  Thanks for your help!

The LYF will be serving supper before our Wednesday Advent services.  Meals are planned for Wednesday, December 5, 12, and 19.  Spaghetti is on the menu for the 5th, tacos on the 12th, and soup and salad on the 19th.  Serving begins at 6 p.m.  (LYF members are to arrive by 5:30 p.m.)  Youth are reminded to bring a dessert each week (pie, cake, pudding, etc.) and on the 5th to also bring a jar of spaghetti sauce.

The Morning Glories will be going to St. Jude’s this Saturday, November 24, with show hours of 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Set up is Friday, November 23, at 5 p.m.  The Wyneken craft show is on Saturday, December 1, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with set up on Friday afternoon, November 30.  This year you will find our booth in the Music Room at Wyneken instead of the library.  Items will also be displayed in Classroom D in the Parish Hall beginning on Sunday, December 2, and continuing through Sunday, December 30.  This will give you an opportunity to shop after church.  If you can help transport items to and/or from either of these shows or work at the booth, please contact Marlene Conrad or Shirley Buuck.  Sales at the Hessen Cassel totaled $408.50.  Thanks so much!  The Morning Glories will be taking a holiday break.  They will resume meeting at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, January 8. 

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans invites you to a brunch in our Parish Hall this morning following the worship service.  Serving will continue until 11:30 a.m. so you can come following Bible class and Sunday School.  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. 

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, there will be no extra quilting this Wednesday, November 21.  There will be quilting on December 5 and 12.  Also, the Tabea Christmas party will be held on Friday, December 7.

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 Men’s Monday Night Basketball Church League continues play this Monday, November 19.  They will face Cornerstone Church at 6 p.m. at Monmouth.  If you have any questions, please contact Steve Conrad (547-4597).

The Bach Collegium will be performing this afternoon at 4 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church at 611 W. Berry Street in Ft. Wayne. 

This Christmas Love INC is once again sponsoring the “Emmanuel Project,” helping to provide gifts to Adams County children from low-income families.  All gifts need to be picked up and delivered by December 12.  You may deliver the gifts to the families or taken them to a designated church that will be a distribution point where the parents of these children will pick them up.  So far 200 children have been sponsored, but there are still 200 children on the list that need to be sponsored.  If you are willing to help, you may contact Love INC, by calling 728-4503.  Office hours are 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Monday-Friday).  Love INC is located at 1735 Patterson Street in Decatur’s Industrial Park.

Mark Sunday, December 2, on your calendars.  There will be a German service at Zion Lutheran Church on Hanna Street in Ft. Wayne at 3 p.m. that day. 

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.

To our faith family at Friedheim,

Thank you for your kind words, cards, and tokens of support at the passing of my grandmother this past week.  One honored and one and one half years is quite a legacy.  As Easter people, we rejoice in the Resurrection.  As we begin the holiday season this week, our hearts are grateful and we are humbled and honored to be a part of this parish at Zion. 
Blessings always. – Pastor Dahling and family

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 349; Sunday School – 57; Monday Night Bible Class – 5; Busy Women’s Bible Class – 4; Early-bird Bible Class -  16

OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Fund

Last Week’s Contributions

Home Purpose

$4,333.44

Missions – Plate

$410.00

Wyneken News

Are you beginning your holiday shopping or baking?  If so, don’t forget SCRIP.  The holiday contest begins on November 19 and runs through December 2.  The contest will benefit three projects—the purchase of chairs for the Pre-K and kindergarten rooms, a $500 donation to childcare, and the purchase of speakers and an acoustic system for the cafeteria.  There are also 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.  An order form is included in this morning’s bulletin.  See Kim Weiland 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.

Would you like to order poinsettias or wreaths?  Order forms are included in today’s bulletin with orders due by Saturday, December 1, and delivery on Thursday, December 6.  If you want to order poinsettias for placement in church, please complete the bottom of the order form included in today’s bulletin and give it to a member of the Decorating Committee.  Contact any Wyneken 8th grader to make your purchase.  (You can also call Shelly Bradbury at 639-6267 or the school office at 639-6177 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.

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!

Second quarter mid-term ends on Tuesday, November 27, with reports sent home with the students on Friday, November 30.

Mark your calendars and plan on attending the Wyneken craft show on Saturday, December 1, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  (All booth space has been sold, so there should be a lot to see!)  Come out and check out the crafts, cookie corner, and enjoy a delicious luncheon.

Check out the specials on this month’s Market Day order form.  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.  We pray for the safe travel for the staff as they head for the conference as well as those families who will be traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday.  The Wyneken Extended Care will be open Monday-Wednesday of this week (6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.)  If you are in need of this service, please contact Tami Schultz at school (639-6064) or at her home (547-4540).

The Wyneken Day Care Program is working on room modifications and once the room is set up, an inspection by the State will be held.  After receiving licensing from the State, infants and toddlers will be accepted into the Day Care program with a target date of January 2008.  Additional staff (both volunteer and paid) will be needed.  Perhaps you would like to volunteer some time to help take care of the infants by rocking, cuddling, and feeding them.  If so, please contact Tami Schultz.  They are also looking for infant items—cribs, high chairs, changing tables, etc.  If you have some that you would like to donate or sell, please contact Tami Schultz.  If you are able to support this ministry through donations or would like to volunteer some time (one day per week or, perhaps, just a morning or afternoon), please contact the school (639-6177) or Tami Schultz at school (639-6064) or her home (547-4540). 

Sports

No games are scheduled for this week.  Play resumes the week of November 25.

THIS WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

TODAY 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

MONDAY   No classes at Wyneken this week
  6:00 p.m. Men’s Basketball @ Monmouth
  7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
  7:00 p.m. Busy Women’s Bible Class
TUESDAY 6:00 a.m. Early-bird Bible Class
WEDNESDAY 7:00 p.m.

Thanksgiving Eve Worship with Holy Communion

  8:30 p.m.

Men’s open gym @ Wyneken

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

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

November 25 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service

  10:00 a.m.  Sunday School & Bible Class
    Bids due to Trustees
November 26 6:00 p.m. Men’s Basketball @ Monmouth
  7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
  7:00 p.m. Busy Women’s Bible Class
November 27 6:00 a.m. Early-bird Bible Class
November 28 8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  8:00 p.m. Choir
  8:30 p.m.

Men’s open gym @ Wyneken

November 29 9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class @ Marlene Conrad’s
  7:00 p.m.

“Casting Crowns” Concert (LYF) 

November 30 TBA

Set up for Wyneken Craft Show

December 1 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Wyneken Craft Fair