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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Christ the King
November 26, 2000

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Order of Worship Page 5
The Choir "All Glory Laud and Honor"
Hymns  TLH  #341; #361; #39
The Readings Christ the King
Daniel 7:11-14 In a night vision, Daniel sees Christ, the King, coming in the clouds as King to judge the world
Revelation 1:4-8 Jesus is an eternal King, the Alpha and the Omega
John 18:33-37 Jesus' Kingdom is not of this earth; He stands on the side of truth

                "Is Jesus a King?"
                   John 18:33-37

1. Jesus - A King from another world.
2. Jesus - He is a King of an eternal kingdom.

The Acolyte Laura Fuhrmann


We remember our members celebrating birthdays this week -- Valerie Harants, Kellie Erxleben, Brad Schamerloh, Kristie Brown, Alma Miller, Joey Des Jean, Paul Fuhrmann, Jane Thieme, Paul Des Jean, Nathaniel Hess, Doug Hormann, and Robin Secaur.  We also remember our first grade teacher, Donna Schieferstein, as well as Toney Bergman who teaches in the public school in our prayers.  In addition, we also remember Floyd Thieme, our Sunday School superintendent.  May the Lord continue to guide, direct, and bless their lives.

We rejoice with Shelby Bultemeier and Amy Litchfield  who were married yesterday afternoon at University Lutheran Church at West Lafayette,  Indiana.  May the Lord bless them as they begin their lives together.

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

Our Christian sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Alvina Schroeder who was called to her heavenly home on Sunday, November 19, and will be given Christian burial this afternoon.  May the God of all comfort be with those that mourn.

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 "The Return of Christ."  

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 attend this year's Advent By Candlelight.  It will be held Monday, December 4, with the doors opening at 6:30 p.m. and serving beginning at 7:00 p.m.  Reservations are due by November 27.  There are extra registration forms in either entrance way of the church.  Questions?  Contact Ann Crosby or Doris Conrad.

There are less than 80 cookbooks left  and only 20 "Hints" books available.  If you wish to purchase any for holiday giving, you may wish to do so soon.    Cookbooks are $8 while the Almanac is $4.  The Morning Glories will have them available at the Wyneken craft show on Saturday.  The cookbook committee would like to close their books by November 30.  Please turn in your money and/or the remainder of the cookbooks to the committee member from whom you received the books.  Thanks!  Questions?  Please contact one of the committee members (Becky DeKoninck, Karen Gallmeyer, Mary Gallmeyer, Shirley Hormann, or Sylvia Schuemann). 

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!

COUNCIL MEMBERS:  You may pick up the minutes from the November 7 Council meeting this morning from your slots in the entrance way of the church.  The next Council meeting is Tuesday, December 5.

Our men's basketball team will face The Crossroad on Monday, November 27, at 6:00 p.m. at Monmouth. 

Today is Christ the King Sunday.  On this day we especially remember those who have gone to the Kingdom of Heaven.  Following is a list of those from our church who gone to their heavenly home this year, followed by a listing of other family and friends who have also entered the Kingdom of Heaven.

Donna Birch  Clara Ewell  Clara Hormann Ervin Schuller
Vernon Arden Bowers Velma Franke William Hormann Henry Schuller
Elsie Buuck  Anna Fuhrman  Richard Keuneke Janell Scott
Gerhard Buuck Clara Fuhrman Sybilla Lahrman Kay Stoppenhagen
Jean Chomey Otto Fuhrman Charles Lefeld Dorothy Temple 
Bertha Conrad  Albert Gallmeyer Ernie Muller Sara Waltz
Clarence Conrad Donald Harley  Esther Nuerge Walter Waltz
Sam Derrow Rosa Hartmann Ed Reifsteck Albert Wyss
Kathleen Dreyer Charles Hileman  Edward Scheumann Gerald Wyss
Melvin Eicher, Jr. Leah Hileman Matt Schuemann Monica Wyss
Alex Hormann Alvina Schroeder

The Decorating Committee will meet on Saturday, December 2, at 9:00 a.m. at the church.

The Morning Glories are now taking a holiday break.  They will resume meeting on Tuesday morning, January 9.  However, they will be participating in the Wyneken craft show on Saturday, December 2.  If you would like to help or have items which you would like to donate for the show, please contact Marlene Conrad or Shirley Buuck.

LYF members are reminded that a gym night is being planned for Sunday, December 3, at Wyneken beginning at 6:30 p.m.   Plans for a spaghetti supper before a midweek Advent service (scheduled for December 13 with serving beginning at 6:00 p.m.) will also be finalized.  Parents, if you would like to help with the supper, please contact Corbin or Lisa Bultemeier.  Thanks!

LYF ushers for December are Nathan Conrad and Brian Moeller.

Christmas Eve program parts will be distributed during the Sunday School hour this morning.  Parents, if for some reason your child does not receive a part, please contact Pastor Dahling or Floyd Thieme.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a Lutheran active in the German resistance movement as well as a theologian, pastor, author, and church leader.  The AAL has made the 90-minute film, "Bonhoeffer:  Agent of Grace," available to you.  There are three copies of this video  in the back of church (south entrance way) for you to view at your convenience.  When you take home a copy of this film, please sign your name to the check out sheet and then cross your name off when you return it.   Questions?   Please contact Kathy Bultemeier or Shirley Hormann.

The 7th & 8th grade students at St. Peter-Immanuel invites the congregation to a pancake and sausage breakfast on Saturday, December 9, from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  A freewill offering will be accepted and will go to support their trip to Washington, DC in April.  The school is located at the intersection of State Highway 101 and County Road 1100 North.

Wyneken News

Christmas card money was due last Monday.  If you still have money out, please return it to school tomorrow.

Market Day orders may be picked up tomorrow, November 27, in the school lunchroom from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Mid term ends on Wednesday, November 29.  Reports will be sent home with the students the following week.

The poinsettias/wreaths are scheduled to be delivered to Wyneken on December 1.   The 8th graders will deliver the items to those who ordered 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.

ISSMA contest dates have been set.  The piano contest will be held at Bellmont Saturday,  January 27;  the instrumental contests, at Wayne High School on Saturday, February 3.  Registration deadline is Tuesday, December 5.

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.

There will be no East Allen County bus in the afternoon on Thursday, December 7.  Parents, make arrangements for your child to get home that day.

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.

SCRIP has new vendors.  You can now buy certificates for Steak & Shake ($10 at 10% return), Dairy Queen ($5 at 10% return), Little Professor Books ($10 at 8% return), Texas Road House ($10 at 10% return), DeBrand Chocolates ($10 at 10% return), and Arby's ($5 at 9% return).  Just a reminder that not all SCRIP certificates are kept "in stock" or in the quantities that you might wish to purchase this Christmas season.  If you want to be sure that you get the certificates you desire, please have your order to Kris by December 16.  (The committee is also putting an order in on December 2  if you wish to have your certificates sooner.)  The  SCRIP ordered by the 16th will be available by December 20.  See Kris Blomenberg if you wish to purchase some SCRIP today. 

Just a reminder that now as the weather is turning colder, please make sure that your child is dressed properly for outdoor weather (warm coat, hat, gloves, etc.).  Thanks for your cooperation.

The Hoagland Patriot-ettes Baton Corp will have new member registration on Monday, November 27, at 5:00 p.m. at the Hoagland Pavillion.  For more information, call Laura Lashure at 483-1324.


The 5th grade girls will play Bethlehem (Ossian) on Monday, November 27, at 5:30 p.m. while the 6th grade boys will face Ossian at 6:45 p.m.  Both games are at Wyneken.

The 5th grade girls will play St. Peter at Wyneken on Thursday, November 30, at 4:15 p.m.  The 6th grade girls will play St. Peter at 5:30 p.m.

The Decatur Basketball League is now forming for all girls in Grades 5 and 6 who reside in the North Adams School District.  All games and practices will be held at the Decatur Boys & Girls Club.  A sign up form is in the office and must be returned to Coach Lou Koning at Bellmont by Monday, December 4.

ATTENDANCE:  Sunday Worship Service  - 302 with 177 receiving Holy Communion;  Sunday School - 63; Bible Class - 26; Monday Evening Bible Class - 11; Early-bird Bible Class - 5; Thanksgiving Eve Service - 79; Thanksgiving Day Service - 186.


Amount Received

Amount Needed

Home Purpose




$130.00 $346.15

YTD Received

YTD Needed
Home Purpose $212,421.71 $235,286.39
Missions $15,551.50 $17,268.15



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

Sunday School & Bible Class

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  
7:00 P.M. Choir
WEDNESDAY 8:20 A.M. Chapel @ Wyneken  
THURSDAY 9:00 A.M. LWML Bible Class @ Lucile Stoppenhagen's

Decorating Committee Meeting

9:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. Wyneken Craft Show


December 3 9:00 A.M.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

10:30 A.M. Sunday School & Bible Class
6:30 P.M. LYF Gym Night
December 4 6:30 P.M. Advent by Candlelight
December 5 7:00 P.M.

Elders Meeting

7:00 P.M. Children's Program (PK4-2nd) at Wyneken
7:00 P.M. Choir
7:30 P.M. Board of Finance/Vision 2000/Trustees Mtgs.
8:00 P.M. Council Meeting
December 6 Noon Midweek Advent Service
7:30 P.M. Midweek Advent Service

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