Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Friedheim
10653 N 550 W
Decatur, IN  46733

 Rev. Daniel F. Dahling
547-4248 (Office)
547-4534 (Parsonage)

Website – www.zionfriedheim.org
Pastor’s E-Mail – pastor@zionfriedheim.org
Secretary’s E-Mail – churchoffice@zionfriedheim.org
Parish Nurse’s E-Mail – wlwlichtle@hotmail.com

Mr. Lowell Timm, Principal, Wyneken Memorial Lutheran School
Mrs. Sandy Blomenberg, Director of Music
Mrs. Wava Lichtle, Parish Nurse

Welcome!  We are so glad you have chosen to worship with us this morning.  If you are visiting, please sign your name to one of the guest registries that can be found in either entranceway of the church.   Please come and worship with us again soon.

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Proper 29 - Christ the King Sunday
November 23
, 2008

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Order of Service

LSB #566, vv. 1-2; vv. 3-4; #637; #816; #633; #752;

#566, vv. 5-6


The Order of Service Matins, LSB Page 219
The Hymns LSB #677, vv. 1-4, #525; #941; #677, vv. 5-8
The Choir “Rejoice the Lord is King”

Three Kingships of Christ

Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24  The Shepherd-King will gather His people
1 Corinthians 15:20-28 The King will conquer the world
Matthew 25:31-46 The King will judge the nations
The Sermon

“What you need to know concerning the end” – Matthew 25:31-46

What we learn from this text about the end.

  1. Jesus is the judge of all people (v. 32).
  2. There is a judgment, a time of accountability (v. 33).
  3. There is a heaven and a hell (vv. 34, 41, 46).
  4. Compassion is the basis for judgment (v. 40).

The Acolyte

Alan Bergdall


+  Soli Deo Gloria  +

In place of the Te Deum, we will be singing hymn #941, “We Praise You and Acknowledge You, O God.”

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Gabby Cale, Amy Walker, Kathy Bultemeier, Ken Fuhrmann, Valerie Harants, Kellie Hartman, Brad Schamerloh, missionary Jeanette Groth, and Alma Miller.  We also remember our Sunday School Superintendent, Kristin Scheumann, Rae Fuhrmann, our Wyneken kindergarten teacher, and Sandy Blomenberg, who teaches at St. Peter-Immanuel Lutheran School.    May our loving Savior direct, bless, and guide their lives.

We rejoice with Davon & Dianna (Bergelin) Bultemeier on the birth of their second son, Jacob Allen.  Jacob was born on Wednesday, November 19.  May the Good Shepherd keep an ever-watchful eye on this most precious of His lambs. 

We remember the friends and family of Frieda Bultemeier, sister-in-law of Eldora Fuelling and Irene Bultemeier, who was called to her heavenly home last Wednesday and was given Christian burial yesterday, as well as the friends and family of Oliver Christiansen, Judy Werling’s father, who was called to his heavenly home on Thursday.  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 the Wright triplets (Maggie, Gwen, and Lilly) and Karen Johnson (Leslie Lawson’s mother).

We remember those who are serving our country—Jason Putteet who is in South Korea, Randy McAllister (Fern Riemke’s son and brother of Kim, Terry, and Julie) who is serving in Germany, our reservists, Zach and Jacob Stoppenhagen who are in Iraq, Josh Stoppenhagen who has returned to the States from Iraq, Brian Moeller, Mike Brandt, Cam Koldyke (Audra’s husband), Cody Kiess (grandson of Gene & Irene Kiess), Josh Colwell (Tiffany’s husband), and Danny Cross (Laura Knipstein’s fiancée), as well as Lydia Reynolds (niece of Dick & Donna Hileman), James Johnson (Jean Timm’s nephew), and Chad Hall (Doris Conrad’s son-in-law).  May the Lord protect and guide them in their missions.

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 thank 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.

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

St. John’s Bingen has issued a call to Rev. John Dreyer who is currently at the Ft. Wayne Seminary, while Zion (Decatur) has called Rev. Phillip Phifer who is serving the congregation of Trinity Lutheran Church in Corpus Christi, Texas.   We remember the three congregations, Rev. Phifer, and Rev. Dreyer in our prayers as they contemplate these calls.

We invite you to return this Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. or Thursday morning at 9 a.m. for our Thanksgiving worship service.  Holy communion will be celebrated at both services.

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.   They are also now broadcasting via the DIRECTV Channel 377 on Sundays at 11:30 a.m. Eastern time. 

If you are unable to come to church, make sure you listen to our live service on WZBD (92.7 FM).  Our service is broadcast from 9:05 a.m. to 9:50 a.m.  Pass the word on to others!  (Please do not use the phone line in the church basement or in the Parish Hall during this time.  This is the line that the service is being broadcast from and if you use the phones, your conversation will also be broadcast.)   You can also listen to the broadcast over the Internet.  Just log on to our website (www.zionfriedheim.org) and click on “Listen to Zion’s worship service on WZBD radio from 9:05 - 9:50 a.m. on Sunday mornings.”  This might be a great way for those who can’t pick up the signal or live farther away to “hear from home.” 

You can listen to Issues, Etc., on demand.  Issues, Etc. is produced by Lutheran Public Radio and hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken.  Listen to what you want when you want at www.issuesetc.org.

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.    This week’s message is “Getting Around to God.”  Make a list and check it twice.  Who or what is high on your list?

There are boxes in either entranceway of the church for you to place your reservation form for “Advent by Candlelight.”  There are extra forms in either entranceway of the church.  It will be held on Monday, December 1, at 7 p.m. in the Parish Hall.  (Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for everyone to have an opportunity to view the tables and visit a little prior to the start of the evening.)  Hostesses will be able to set up their tables anytime after 5 p.m. on Sunday, November 30, or anytime on Monday.  For those who just wish to attend this enjoyable evening, your form needs to be returned today.  Remember, “A Friend’s House,” will be the recipient of the ingathering.  (WalMart gift cards or a monetary donation will be accepted.  (You may wish to purchase the WalMart gift card through SCRIP and help out our school also.)

The November “Meals of Grace” coordinator is Monica Stoppenhagen (547-4405).   Please contact Monica if you know of someone who could benefit from this ministry of our church. 

The Trustees (Sean Sielschott, Don Gehres, Corbin Bultemeier, and Denny Schuller) would like to remind anyone who wishes to bid on the following jobs—Parish Hall custodian, church custodian, lawn mowing, or snow removal—that their bid needs to be submitted by today.

The men’s basketball team faces Berne Mennonite on Monday, November 24, at Monmouth Elementary School at 6 p.m.  Anyone who enjoys playing basketball is welcome to join the team (you must be high school age or older).  If you have any other questions, please contact Steve Conrad (547-4597)

The LYF will be selling 2009 calendars featuring pictures of our church.  Before purchasing, you will be able to see the pictures being used for each month.  The cost of the calendar is $15.  Keep this in mind when planning your calendar purchases.

The LYF is reminded that they will be assisting the residents of Lutheran Home to their worship service this morning.  Please meet at the Parish Hall at 9 a.m.  Lunch (and a short meeting) will be held at the home of Stan & Tami Stoppenhagen following the service.  Plan on being there!

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Adams County Chapter, will have their December 11 meeting, with breakfast, at 8 a.m. at Norm’s Preble Garden.  All board members, coordinators, special advisors, CLU FIC Financial consultants of our Thrivent Financial offices, members, spouses, and any other interested party are encouraged to attend.  Please notify Shirley Hormann (724-3101, by Monday, December 1, if you wish to attend.

Our Sunday School classes continue to collect items for families in Adams County.  A list can be found in either entranceway of the church.  There is a need for clothes—new gloves, new coats, new socks, new hats, and new underwear—that would fit children in grades kindergarten through fifth grade.  The greatest need is for sizes 5-10, both girls and boys.  You may place your donations in the boxes marked “Kids Helping Kids.”  Thanks!

Announcing the opening of “Immanuel House – Caring and Giving” at 8545 N 550 E Decatur, Indiana.  Immanuel House is located in the teacherage at Immanuel Lutheran Church, across from the old school.  There is a need for good clean used clothing for adults and children.  Items can be dropped off each Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. or by appointment.  Shopping will be by referral from pastors, teachers, and friends.  Please contact Janice Fuelling at 724-7326 if you have any questions.

A Note from the Synod’s Foundation - Federal legislation has opened new stewardship opportunities to strengthen ministry. The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 allows an individual over the age of 70 1/2 to make a gift up to $100,000 from an individual retirement account (IRA) to ministry without increasing taxable income for 2008.  Those interested in taking advantage of this special rule need to contact their IRA account administrator for the necessary paperwork to complete the transfer. To ensure that the transfer qualifies, a check from the IRA account administrator should be received by the ministry by December 31, 2008.

Circle Sunday, December 7, on your calendar.  Martini Lutheran Church in New Haven will have their Annual Live Nativity, starting at 5 p.m. and repeating every one-half hour.  There will be live animals, singing, and the narration of the birth of Jesus.  Cookies, hot chocolate, and coffee will be available in their Fellowship Hall.

The Friends of Wyneken are sponsoring a bus trip to Christkindlemart located on the Daley Plaza in downtown Chicago on Saturday, November 29.  The cost of the trip is $50 and the profits will be used to help restore the former home of Rev. Dr. Fredrick Wyneken.  The Decatur pick up is scheduled for 7 a.m. with a 10 p.m. return time.  There are also pick ups in Ft. Wayne and Columbia City.  (The locations for the pick ups were not included in the information received.)  For more information and reservations call, Pendy Selking (547-4422), Karen Heller (724-7959), or John Kalb (432-2369).

Thank you for the cards, prayers, and words of comfort shown to us on the passing of my mother, Laura Ehle.  God bless you. – Gene & Jan Linnemeier

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 205 with 147 receiving Holy Communion; Sunday School – 28; Bible Class - 12; Monday Night Bible Class – 5; Busy Women’s Bible Class – 6; Early-bird Bible Class - 16



Last Week’s Contributions

Home Purpose




Wyneken News

The annual SCRIP holiday contest begins today and will run through Sunday, December 7.  Funds raised through this contest will be used to help purchase new sound equipment at the school.  Think of SCRIP when doing your holiday shopping—gift cards are always appreciated!  Community Market SCRIP is now available.  This is good for all Community Markets, including the store in Ossian.  There are still a few Gerber’s SCRIP certificates left which Community Market will honor.  Hallmark is the newest vendor on our list of SCRIP providers.  SCRIP will be available all day in the school office except on Tuesdays as well as after school.  You can see Kim Weiland about purchasing SCRIP this morning.  You can also e-mail her at kimw@jwgroupinc.com to place your SCRIP order.

SCRIP is looking for an assistant coordinator and would like your help.  If you would like to get more involved with your child’s school, this is a great way to do it.  This position involves helping with the SCRIP orders a few hours every other week, as well as some computer and manual bookkeeping duties.  If anyone is interested or would like to know more about the SCRIP program, call Jane Kleine (639-7244) or Sarah Butler (724-7025).  The funds this program raises is a great asset; please prayerfully considering helping.

The 5th and 1st grade class is sponsoring four families in the Adopt-A-Family program through Lutheran Social Services.  The November chapel offerings will go towards sponsoring these families.  An information sheet on the needs of each of these families can be found in both entranceways of the church. You can drop your donations off at Wyneken or give them to a Wyneken student to take to school.  Just a reminder, all items are to be new and need to be back at school by Wednesday, December 3.  Thanks!

It’s Cookie Dough Bonus Days for Market Day.  Purchase some cookie dough and earn extra profits for Wyneken.  There are even holiday cookie shapes.   Since this is the last order before Christmas, check out the special Christmas items and think about your holiday entertaining needs before placing your order.  Orders need to be returned to Wyneken by Tuesday, November 25, with Internet and phone orders due by noon on Monday, December 1.  Pick-up date is Friday, December 5, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  (Please note this is a change from the normal Thursday night pick up and time.)  The date needed to be changed due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

Mid-term for the second quarter is Wednesday, November 26.  Reports will be sent home with the students on Wednesday, December 3.

Students who ride North Adams busses will need to find transportation to and from school on Wednesday, November 26.  North Adams does not have school that day.  Remember, if you need to use Wyneken’s Extended Care, please contact Tammy Melcher (639-6064) prior to that day.

Wyneken will dismiss at 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, December 4, for teacher in-service.  Students who ride East Allen busses will have transportation both to and from school that day.  Those children who ride North Adams busses will need to find transportation home.  Again, don’t forget to contact Wyneken’s Extended Care at 639-6064 if you need to use their service.  Thanks!

The Chimes and Choir will present their third annual Christmas Concert on Tuesday, December 9, at 7:30 p.m.  Students in grades 5 through 8 will be involved in this concert.

There is still a need for a librarian for the 4th grade class—Thursdays from 1:25 p.m. to 1:50 p.m.  If you can help, please contact Mrs. Gemila Rabel at Wyneken (639-6177) or home (724-4949).  Thanks!

All money from the Christmas catalog sales was to be turned in.  If you haven’t done so, please do so as soon as possible.  Remember, if you have a problem with the order (broken, damaged, or missing items), you need to contact the school office as soon as possible.  Thanks!

Your help is needed!  Volunteers are needed to help in the Child Care area, especially at lunch time (11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) and homework time (2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.).  If you would be able to spare a few hours, even for just one day of the week, it would be a tremendous help.  Please contact Tammy Melcher in the Child Care office (639-6064) as soon as possible.

The 8th grade class is selling poinsettias, wreaths, and swags.  The first delivery date was last Friday.  However, you haven’t missed out.  A second delivery date is set for Friday, December 5, with an order deadline of December 1.  Extra order forms can found in either entranceway of the church.  Please see any 8th grader to place your order.  Friedheim’s 8th graders include Jacob Bergman, Kyle Freimuth, Brett Hormann, Shelby Kiess, Katie Linnemeier, and Madison Stoppenhagen.  (Remember, if you wish to place any poinsettias in church, you may order them through an 8th grader and they will be delivered to church.  Just make sure you give the bottom half of the order sheet to a member of our Decorating Committee---Tina Geels, Betty Sielschott, Mitzi Gardner, Angie Baumann, Kristie Schlemmer, or Angela Sielschott.  Thanks!)

The craft show is just a few weeks away (December 6) and we’re “bursting at the seams.”  The committee is asking for some help.  Tables from one of our sources are unavailable this year.  If you have any 8-foot-long tables that you would be willing to lend to the committee from Friday, December 5, to Saturday, December 6, please contact Dawn Norton at 413-9400.  If you are interested in being a vendor at the show, please contact Jani McDowell (639-3401) or Dawn Norton (413-9400).  Don’t forget to come to the show and do some holiday shopping by checking out the booths of the 70+ vendors.  You can also get your gifts wrapped, enjoy the delicious baked treats at the Cookie Corner, purchase poinsettias and handmade cheese balls, and enjoy a lunch, with gourmet coffee available!  Show hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


The varsity boys finished 2-1 at last week’s Indianapolis tourney.  Good job, guys.  The varsity teams have the week off, but the JV teams have several games this week.  The 5th & 6th grade boys will face St. Paul at St. Paul on Monday, November 24, with games at 4:15 p.m. (5th grade) and 5:30 p.m. (6th grade).  Both teams play again on Tuesday, November 25, with St. Peter at Wyneken.  The 5th graders play at 4:15 p.m. and the 6th graders at 5:30 p.m. 

Parents, when dropping your children off for practice, please do not leave until you see your child enter the building.  The main inside entrance doors will locked at 3:15 p.m. each day.  The doors are to remain locked during practice.  This is a safety and security issue of our school, our staff, and most importantly our students.  It is of the up-most importance to have your cooperation.

Come to the Fall Wyneken Wear Sale!  There are knit hats, T-shirts, long sleeve T’s, crew sweatshirts, sweat pants, and a hooded sweatshirt for sale at discounted prices.  A representative from the Boosters will be in the school lobby every Wednesday and Friday afternoon (2:30 p.m. until 3 p.m.) until the rack is empty!


TODAY 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service

  10:00 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Class
  10:00 a.m. LYF to Lutheran Home
MONDAY 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
  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories
WEDNESDAY 8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  7:00 p.m.

Thanksgiving Eve Service with Holy Communion

  8:00 p.m. Choir
THURSDAY 9:00 a.m. Thanksgiving Day Service with Holy Communion
FRIDAY 2:00 p.m. Set up for craft show
SATURDAY 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Craft Show at St. Jude (across from Parkview Hospital)


November 30 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

  10:15 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Class
December 1 7:00 p.m. Advent by Candlelight
December 2 6:00 a.m. Early-bird Bible Class
December 3 8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  11:45 a.m.

Tabea Society Christmas luncheon @ Concord Village

  6:00 p.m. LYF Advent Supper
  7:00 p.m.

Mid-week Advent Service

  8:00 p.m. Choir
December 5 2:00 p.m. Set up for craft show
December 6 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Craft Show @ Wyneken

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