Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

We welcome you to Friedheim to worship with us this morning.  If you are a visitor, please take a moment to sign one of our guest registries which are located in both entry ways.   If you are communing with us this morning, please take a moment to complete a communion registration card.  There are cards in either entrance way of the church.  You may give the card to one of the Deacons or place it in the offering plate.  Please worship with us again soon.
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Pentecost 18
October 15, 2000

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Order of Worship Page 15
The Choir "Lord of Glory"
Hymns  TLH  #447, vv. 1-2; #445; #446; #351; #658; #447, vv. 3-4
The Readings The Christian and His Opposition
Jeremiah 11:18-20 Jeremiah asks vengeance upon his enemies 
James 3:13-18 Opposition has its source in worldly wisdom
Mark 9:30-37

Jesus goes to Jerusalem to face His oppressors

"Jesus' Definition of Greatness"
Mark 9:30-37

1. You must be the least. (v. 35)
2. You must acknowledge Him. (v. 37)

The Acolyte Alex Lichtle


We remember our members celebrating birthdays this week -- Linda Gorman, Jason Werling, Kristie Werling, Irene Bultemeier, Richard Hileman, Emma Lichtle, Margaret Kiefer, Corbin Bultemeier, Hollie Hormann, Ludella Conrad, Cheryl Kiefer, Kimberly Fuhrmann, Christine Bultemeier, and Katrina Robinson.   We also remember one of our Wyneken 5th grade teachers, Mary Nichols, as well as Dave Miller who teaches in the public school, in our prayers.  Today we also remember one of our Sunday School teachers, Stan Stoppenhagen.  May the Lord continue to guide, direct, and bless their lives.

We remember Jon & Mendi Kaehr who will be celebrating their first anniversary on Monday, October 16.   May the Lord continue to bless this couple.

May the Great Physician grant health and strength to all who are in need of His presence in their lives.  We especially remember Eldora Schuemann who is undergoing rehabilitation following knee surgery and George Geyer who was a patient at Adams County Memorial Hospital.

Included in this morning's bulletin is a study guide ("Time in the Word") for this week.  Please take a few moments each day to go over this information.  The theme for this week is "Religious Tolerance."

Listen to  The Lutheran Hour.  The show airs on Sunday on WLW (700) out of  Cincinnati at 7:00 a.m. (Ohio time) and on Van Wert stations WERT (1220) and WKSD (99.7 FM) at 10:30 a.m. (Ohio time).  The program can also be heard on Sunday at 8:05 a.m. on WBZD (92.7 FM) and at  3:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on WFCV (1090).  

There are only a few weekends left to work at the maze.  Don't miss out on this opportunity for fun and fellowship.  Sign up on the sheets in either entrance way of the church or  call someone on the Staffing Committee - Tim Blomenberg, Leesa Heckman, or Lester Werling.

Have you purchased our new church cookbook yet?  You may wish to make that purchase soon as there are approximately 300 cookbooks left, with no plans to reorder.   The Helpful Hints Almanac is also be available.  Cookbooks are $8 while the Almanac is $4.  Questions?  Please contact one of the committee members (Becky DeKoninck, Karen Gallmeyer, Mary Gallmeyer, Shirley Hormann, or Sylvia Schuemann).  The cookbooks are also available at the maze.

Make plans to attend the LWML/LLL Fall Rally.  The Rally will be held on Sunday, October 22, at 3:00 p.m. at Immanuel (Union Township).  The Speaker will be Rev. John Fiene, pastor at Advent Lutheran Church, Zionsville, Indiana.  He speak about mission work in Russia.  A light supper will be served.

Don't forget to turn in your nut/candy order form.  Extra order blanks are in either entrance way of the church.  Orders are due by Sunday, October 29.

The AAL will have a free brunch next Sunday, October 22, in the Parish Hall following the worship service.  Enjoy an egg casserole and, if you are an AAL member, take a few moments to vote for our local officers as well as national Board of Directors members.   There will be no formal meeting AAL meeting, just come and enjoy the meal and fellowship and don't forget to vote.

The Decorating Committee will meet in the back room off the church basement (furnace room) following the worship service on Sunday, October 22.   Plans need to be made on decorating the church for this Christmas season.  Questions?  Contact Dawn Miller or Dian Witte.

The haunted maze is open, weather permitting, every Friday and Saturday evening from  7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.   If you want to help by being  a "haunter"  or help with the other maze jobs, please contact Tami Stoppenhagen.

The Wyneken Expansion Finance Committee will give a short presentation this morning.

Kids, circle Thursday, October 26, on your calendar.  The LYF will be hosting a children's Halloween party for Pre-K through 6th graders.  The party will be held in the Parish Hall basement, beginning at 6:00 p.m.  Each LYF member is asked to bring two bags of candy.  The LYF will meet following the worship service on Sunday, October 22, to finalize plans.

The LWML and the Concordia Seminary Guild will host "Donation Day" on Monday, October 16, at the Seminary.  All ladies of the congregation are invited to bring grocery items and clothing for the Seminary families.  You may also wish to join in tours, be a part of the chapel service, and coffee hour with the students. 

Special Need...Special Rate...Special Opportunity...7.71% APY! The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod is in the midst of a building boom, resulting in record demand for Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) loan dollars.  To generate  new investments to meet this demand, LCEF is offering special 9-month and 18-month fixed rate notes paying 7.71% APY!  Hurry -- available after October 1 through December 31, 2000 ONLY!  Call LCEF at 1-800-843-5233 for details.  This does not constitute an offer to sell or a request to buy.  The offering is made solely by LCEF's Offering Circular.

We wish to thank you for your prayers, cards, and words of support and encouragement which you offered to us as we grieve the loss of our husband and father.  We would especially like to thank the Bereavement Committee, those who brought food, and those who have helped with the farm.  God's blessings to all. --- The family of Richard Keuneke

Wyneken News

Market Day order forms are due in the school office on Tuesday, October 17, with internet orders due  by noon on Tuesday, October 24.  Pick-up date is Tuesday, October 31, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the school lunchroom.

The first quarter ends this Friday, October 20.  Report cards will go home with the students on Wednesday, October 25.  Parent/teacher conferences will be held on Thursday and Friday, October 26 & 27.  School will be dismissed at 12:25 p.m. both days.  There is no bus transportation Friday, October 27,  for North Adams students.  Parents, please make arrangements for your child to get to and from school that day.  North Adams students will also need to find transportation home on Wednesday, October 25, at 2:45 p.m.  (North Adams has a half day that day.)  East Allen parents will need to find transportation home for their children on Thursday and Friday afternoons, October 26 & 27.

The Wyneken Fall Carnival sponsored by the 8th grade class has been scheduled for Friday, October 20, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the gym.  Games, prizes, food, fun, and a silent auction are all part of the fun!

The PTL is sponsoring a family skating party on Sunday, October 22, at the Rage from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  Admission is $2.50 per person with skate rental an additional $1.50.

It's time to order your poinsettias and wreaths from the Wyneken 8th graders.  They are taking orders now through November 3.  Guaranteed delivery is by early December.  See an 8th grader for more details.  (Friedheim's 8th graders are Henry Dahling, Amy DeKoninck, Ashley Fuhrmann, Laura Fuhrmann, Dawn Heckman, Alex Lichtle, David Mourey, Matt Nidlinger, and Andrew Werling.)

The 8th graders are sponsoring the Wyneken Craft Show which will be held on Saturday, December 2.  Show hours are 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  If you are interested in renting a booth or want more information, please contact Anne Fuhrmann at 547-4469.  Tables in the gym and library are $25 each while tables placed in the hallway are $15.

The Wyneken Board of Education is resuming the search for a principal for our school.  The Board will be screening candidates and conducting interviews over the next four to six weeks, with the plan to issue a call in December or early January.  If you know of a potential principal candidate that should be considered for this position, please contact any member of the Personnel Committee:  Jeff Kiess (728-2154), Jim Heckman (724-3186), or John Schueler (547-4677).

The SCRIP fund raiser made $2,028 for the accelerated reader program.   Thanks to all who purchased SCRIP.  These funds will be used by the PTL to purchase prizes to use as incentives for our students as they reach specific reading goals.  A SCRIP order form is included in this morning's bulletin.  Please take a moment to read the information concerning the www.shopandsupport.com site.  See Kris Blomenberg to purchase your SCRIP after the worship service this morning. 

The band wishes to thank all who helped at the fish and tenderloin dinner and especially those who came and enjoyed the meal.  Five hundred people were served.

ATTENDANCE:  Sunday Worship Service - 286;  Sunday School - 57;  Monday Night Bible Class - 8; Early Bird Bible Class - 4.


Amount Received

Amount Needed

Home Purpose




$449.00 $346.15

YTD Received

YTD Needed
Home Purpose $186,144.58  $205,224.17
Missions $13,105.24  $15,191.15



9:00 A.M. Worship Service with Holy Communion
10:30 A.M.

Sunday School

Noon - 6:00 P.M.

Cornfusion Open

MONDAY 7:00 P.M. Adult Bible Class
TUESDAY 6:00 A.M. Early-bird Bible Class  
9:00 A.M. Morning Glories
WEDNESDAY All Day Tabea Society
7:00 P.M. Choir
THURSDAY 9:00 A.M. LWML Bible Class @ Adele Blomenberg's
7 PM - 11 PM  Haunted Maze
SATURDAY Noon - Dusk Cornfusion Open
7 PM - 11 PM  Haunted Maze


October 22 9:00 A.M. Worship Service
10:15 A.M. Sunday School & Bible Class
10:15 A.M. LYF Meeting
10:15 A.M. AAL Free Brunch
Noon - 6 P.M. Cornfusion Open
3:00 P.M. LWML/LLL Fall Rally @ Immanuel
October 25 7:00 P.M. Choir
October 26 6 P.M. - 8 P.M. LYF Children's Halloween Party
October 27 7 PM - 11 PM  Haunted Maze
October 28 Noon - Dusk Cornfusion Open
7 PM - 11 PM  Haunted Maze

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