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.    Please worship with us again soon.
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Last Judgment
November 12, 2000

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Order of Worship Page 5
The Choir "Rejoice, Rejoice Believers"
Hymns  TLH  #468; #473; #476
The Readings Last Judgment
Malachi 4:1-2 The Last Judgment will come in a consuming fire
Hebrews 9:24-28

Christ has ascended into the Father's presence to return as Judge

John 5:19-24 The Son has received the right to judge the nations from the Father

"Like Father, Like Son"
John 5:19-24

1. He can only do what the Father does.
2. He shows us the Father's love.

The Acolyte Hank Dahling


We remember our members celebrating birthdays this week -- Erik Blomenberg, Carrie Robinson, Becky DeKoninck, Melyssa Bultemeier, Gene Linnemeier, Helma Conrad, Joyce King, Monica Stoppenhagen, Pat Buuck, Norma Miller, Carol Selking, and Jason Putteet.   We also remember our 2nd grade teacher, Emily Norder, as well as Addy Schuller who teaches at Bethlehem (Ossian), in our prayers.  Today we also remember one of our Sunday School teachers, Shelly Kiefer.  May the Lord continue to guide, direct, and bless their lives.

We extend our sympathy to the family and friends of Hilda Scheumann, Richard Buuck's sister, who was called to her heavenly home on Tuesday, November 7, and was given Christian burial on Friday, November 10.  May the God of all comfort be with those who mourn.

May the Great Physician grant health and strength to all who are in need of His presence in their lives. 

We rejoice with Chad and Erin Fuhrman on the birth of their daughter, Aubrey Louise, on Thursday, November 2.   We also congratulate Scott and Kim Gehres on the birth of their daughter, Abigail Ann, on Monday, November 6.  May the Good Shepherd keep an ever-watchful eye on these most precious of His lambs.

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 "Saints Triumphant."  

Listen to The Lutheran Hour.  The show airs on Sunday on WLW (700) out of  Cincinnati at 7:00 a.m. and on Van Wert stations WERT (1220) and WKSD (99.7 FM) at 10:30 a.m.  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).  

Ladies, make plans to come to attend this year's Advent By Candlelight.  It will be held on Monday, December 4, with the doors opening at 6:30 p.m. and serving beginning at 7:00 p.m.  Hostesses will again be needed.  If you wish to volunteer to serve as a hostess, please return your registration form by November 19.  All other reservations are due by November 27.  There are extra registration forms in either entrance way of the church.

There are still some cookbooks left.  If you wish to purchase any for holiday giving, you may wish to do so soon.  The Helpful Hints Almanac is also  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). 

Nut and candy orders can be picked up in the church basement following the worship service this morning.  Didn't get your order in?  There are extras available.  You may make a purchase this morning.  Questions?  Check with Mary Gallmeyer or Becky DeKoninck.

The Altar Guild will meet on Tuesday, November 14, at 7:30 p.m.  New members are always welcome!  Just a reminder that items for the Thanksgiving display should be at church by noon on Tuesday, November 21.

It's time for bids to be submitted for Parish Hall custodian, church custodian, and groundskeeper.   Bids are to be given to one of our Trustees (Dale Heckman, Sean Sielschott, Tom DeKoninck, or Calvin Buuck)  by December 1.   Job descriptions are available.   Any questions, please contact one of the Trustees.

It's also time to rent out the farm ground.  If you would like to submit a bid, please give it to a Trustee by December 1.  Thanks!


Balance on hand, November 1, 2000    $25.35
Expected expenses for November  
Wyneken (October payment)  $5,400.00  
Wyneken (November payment)  $11,967.20
Decatur Bank & Trust (loan payment)  $300.00
Guest Pastor  $70.00
Northwest Publishing (bulletins)  $124.70  
Social Security & Medicare  $269.14  
Telephone   $75.00  
AEP  $183.04
Salaries  $4,630.66
WZBD-FM Radio    $15.00
Van Dyne Crotty  $43.18
Students $75.00  
Worker Benefits  $765.21
Total expected expenses for November $23,918.13  
Total needed to meet expected expenses for November $23,892.78

Our congregation's men's basketball season begins on Monday, November 13, at 6:00 p.m. at Monmouth.  Our team will face St. Mary's.   The league offers competition plus Christian fellowship.   Friedheim's team always has room for interested players.

Christ the King Sunday is November 26.  This year we plan on reading the names of loved ones who have gone to the Kingdom of Heaven and ring the bell after each name is read.  Please contact Pastor Dahling or the church office  by Sunday, November 19, if you wish to have the name of a loved one or special person included in this listing.

Thanks to all those who came to the Cornfusion site on the 4th to help with the clean up.  The many willing hands was very much appreciated.  (Final figures on attendance and profit will be available soon.  Watch the bulletin and/or newsletter for a report.)

AAL  has donated $225 to our congregation.  Donations are given if AAL members of a congregation become disabled and are receiving benefits from AAL disability income insurance.  Thanks AAL!

There will be an AAL meeting in the back of church following the worship service this morning.

"God's Son has Made Me Free" is the theme of this year's concert by the Decatur Lutheran Chorale.  The concert will be held at Zion Lutheran Church, 10th and Monroe Streets today at 5:00 p.m.  You are invited to attend.

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Ossian, is sponsoring a Soup & Sandwich Dinner next today.  Serving will be from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  A free will donation will be accepted.  There will also be crafts, a bake sale, cookie walk, Scholastic Book Fair, and much more.

St. Paul (Preble) is having their annual bazaar and luncheon on Saturday, November 18, at their Parish Hall.  Serving will be from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  There will be crafts, a bake sale, and, of course, those wonderful homemade noodles.

St. Peter's Lutheran School, 7810 Maysville Road, Ft. Wayne, is having a Fish and Tenderloin Dinner on Sunday, November 19, with serving from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

Christians should not be involved in all the moral and social issues that threaten our country, we should just try to live our lives as best we can and trust God to take care of all the problems out there...right?  Wrong, He commands us to be "salt and light': how much patience does He have for us as His children?  Come, join us at our Lutherans for Life meeting at Zion, Decatur, on Sunday, November 19, at 1:30 p.m.

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 3705 S. Anthony Blvd., is celebrating its 75th anniversary with a special "Homecoming" event on November 25-26.  On Saturday,  November 25, an open house will be held in the gym from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. displaying highlights of its 75 years.  Don Wharton will be in concert on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. in the gym.  On Sunday, November 26, special services are being held at 8:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. with a luncheon served from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  The luncheon is free, but a reservation is requested by November 19 by calling the church office at 744-3228.

Wyneken News

Market Day orders need to be returned to the school office by Tuesday, November 14, while Internet orders are due by noon on Wednesday, November 22.  Pick-up date is Monday, November 27, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the school lunchroom.

Each Wyneken family received an AAL volunteer sheet.  These sheets need to  be returned to the school office by Wednesday, November 15.  Any volunteer hours for the current year (January - present) can be counted.  Don't forget to include all those Cornfusion hours!  Extra forms are available in the school office.  There are also a few forms in either entrance way of church.  (You do not need to be an AAL member to complete these forms.)

There will be no upper grade band practice on Friday, November 17.  Band practice will be held on Wednesday, November 15 and Wednesday November 22 unless notified otherwise.

Christmas card money is due on Monday, November 20.  If you have any problems with your order (mistaken, broken, damaged, or missing items), send the items along with a note explaining the problem to school as soon as possible.

Wyneken Lutheran School's 8th annual Craft Fair will be held on Saturday, December 2, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Woodcrafts, floral arrangements, tatting, quilts, pillows, and sweatshirts made by area crafters will be offered for sale as well as a taste tempting "Cookie Corner."  Lunch will be served for a modest price.  The Craft Fair is sponsored by the 8th grade class with all proceeds to benefit their spring trip to Washington, DC.

There are just a few tables left for the Craft Fair.  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 Pre-K (4) through 2nd graders will present "The Little Christmas Tree" on Tuesday, December 5, at 7:00 p.m. in the Wyneken gym.  All are invited to attend.

Wyneken is again adopting two families from Lutheran Social Services "Adopt A Family" Christmas Program.  There is a listing of needed items for these families on the bulletin boards in either entrance way of the church.  You may bring your donations to Wyneken or send them with a Wyneken student.

Are you a Wyneken graduate who is or plans on attending a Synodical college and intend to serve in a church-related profession?  If so, you may wish to apply for the Germann Servanthood Scholarship.  Please contact Rich Schwantz at Wyneken or E-mail him (rschwantz@wyneken.org)  for more information.

The Wyneken website is still down while the Decaturnet service is being switched to Galaxynet.   Thank you for your patience during this time.


The season begins for all teams.  On Wednesday, November 15, the 7th grade girls  play Heritage (at Heritage) at 4:30 p.m. followed by the 8th grade girls at 5:45 p.m. 

On Thursday, November 16, the 5th and 6th grade boys will play Concordia at home beginning at 4:15 p.m. (The 5th and 6th grade girls will play at Concordia beginning at 4:15 p.m.)  The 7th & 8th grade boys will play Heritage beginning at 4:30 p.m. at Heritage.

On Saturday, November 18, the varsity girls (A) will face Kendallville at Wyneken at 9:15 a.m. with the varsity boys' game following the girls' competition. 

Come out and cheer on our young athletes.  Spectators are always appreciated!

The Boosters would like to remind all parents of basketball players that your help is needed at the concession stand during home games.  Check your schedules and volunteer!  If you wish to donate pop, please mark the carton "Athletic Boosters" and place it under the coat rack outside the lunchroom.

Here is some "food for thought."

So long as there are homes that pray,
We still can hope;
The nation will not lose its way
Nor in the darkness grope;
For He shall go before who is the Light
And guide its steps aright.

So long as there are homes
Whose anchors hold
Faith and hope and love
And courage bold;
And there is strength to labor and patience to endure,
A nation is secure.

So long as there are homes with fires
Of faith aglow;
That seek God's way and follow where
His banners go;
And women pray, and men to God draw nigh
A nation cannot die.

ATTENDANCE:  Sunday Worship Service  - 249 with 146 receiving Holy Communion;  Sunday School - 44; Monday Evening Bible Class -8; Early-bird Bible Class - 5.


Amount Received

Amount Needed

Home Purpose




$550.00 $346.15

YTD Received

YTD Needed
Home Purpose $199,506.70 $225,265.65
Missions $15,141.50 $16,575.85



9:00 A.M. Worship Service
10:15 A.M.

Sunday School & Bible Class

10:15 A.M.  AAL Meeting  
MONDAY 6:00 P.M. Men's Basketball @ Monmouth  
7:00 P.M. Adult Bible Class
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  
All Day Tabea Society
7:00 P.M. Choir
THURSDAY 9:00 A.M. LWML Bible Class @ Doris Conrad's 
8:00 P.M. Wyneken School Board


November 19 9:00 A.M.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

Baptism of Tori Johnson
10:30 A.M. Sunday School & Bible Class
November 21 7:00 P.M. Choir
November 22 7:30 P.M. Thanksgiving Eve Service
November 23 9:00 A.M. Thanksgiving Day Service
November 25  Bultemeier Wedding

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