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 wish to commune this morning, please complete a communion registration card.  There are cards in either entrance way of the church.  You may place the card in the offering plate or give it to one of the Deacons.  Please worship with us again soon.
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Advent 1
December 3, 2000

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Order of Worship Page 15
The Choir "Come Thou Long-Expected Jesus"  
Hymns  TLH  #1, #68; #313; #59; #65; #53, vv. 1-3
The Readings The Return of Christ  
Jeremiah 33:14-16 God will send the Messiah to execute Justice
1 Thessalonians 3:9-13 Prepare for Christ's return by holy living
Luke 21:25-36 Watch and pray for the sudden return of Christ  

"Today's Terminal Generation"
Luke 21:25-26

1.  Jesus will return - this generation?  
2. Preparation is needed.  

The Acolyte Alex Lichtle


We welcome Fred & Tina Geels to the Friedheim family.  They completed adult instruction on November 22.  Their son, Freddie Ray, was baptized on September 10.  We pray God's richest blessings upon them in their new church home.

We remember our members celebrating birthdays this week -- Gerhard Werling, Dawn Miller, Dorothy Heckman, Sara Werling, Marvin Conrad, and Steve Conrad.  We also remember our kindergarten teacher, Rae Fuhrmann, as well as Kristie Brown who teaches in the public school in our prayers.  In addition, we  remember Rich Weiland, our assistant Sunday School superintendent.  May the Lord continue to guide, direct, and bless their lives.

May the Great Physician grant health and strength to all who are in need of His presence in their lives.  We especially remember Hildegard Kiefer who is a patient at Parkview 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 "Preparation for the Lord's Coming."  

Make plans to attend our first midweek Advent service this Wednesday, December 6.  Services will begin at 7:30 p.m.  Our Seminarian, Bob Armao, will deliver the sermon message.

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).  

This morning eight Pre-K'ers will receive the first pieces of their nativity sets.  These sets are funded by the Harants family in loving memory of their daughter, Julie.  Receiving their nativities this morning are Jacob Bickle, Becca Evans,   Kolton Everett, Anna Franke, Freddie Geels, Kayla Johnson, Tia Lee, and Alyssa Strickler.

Ladies, make plans to attend this year's Advent By Candlelight.  It will be held tomorrow evening with the doors opening at 6:30 p.m. and serving beginning at 7:00 p.m.  Didn't get your reservation in?  There are just a few openings left.  If you would still like to come, please contact Ann Crosby by 3:00 p.m. today.  Don't forget to bring your items for the in-gathering for the Adams County Crisis Center.  Needed items include boxed dinners, cake and brownie mixes, canned meats, snack items, grocery gift certificates, or cash.  Questions?  Contact Ann Crosby or Doris Conrad.

LYF members are reminded that a gym night is being planned for today at Wyneken beginning at 6:30 p.m.   Plans for a spaghetti supper on December 13 prior to the midweek Advent service will be finalized.  Serving will begin at 6:00 p.m.  Set up will start at 5:00 p.m.  Parents, if you would like to help with the supper, please contact Corbin or Lisa Bultemeier.  Thanks!

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 cookbook committee wanted to close their books on 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). 

Make plans to attend our Budget/Election Meeting on Monday, December 11, at 7:00 p.m. in the church basement.  The following individuals have allowed their names to be placed in nomination.  We thank them for their willingness to serve.

Vice Chairman: Dennis Werling Evangelism:  Scott Hormann
Allen Buuck Sam Baumann
Financial Secretary: Sylvia Scheumann Board of Ed: Phil Franke
Shirley Buuck To be announced
Elders: Tom Blomenberg Deacons: Mike Selking
Tom Brandt  Mike Conrad
Ron Bultemeier Ryan Linnemeier
Jim Bultemeyer Chris Lichtle
Trustees: Steve Conrad Foundation: Don Erxleben
Dale Heckman Larry Hitzfield
Sean Sielschott Jessica Linnemeier

Christmas Eve program parts were distributed during the Sunday School hour last week.  Practice begins in church this morning following the worship service.  Students in Mrs. Bonnie Buuck's class will not practice in church this morning but will go to the Parish Hall for their class.  Parents, if for some reason your child did not receive a part, please contact Pastor Dahling or Floyd Thieme.

The Thursday morning LWML  Bible class will not meet during the month of December.  The next class will meet on January 4 at 9:00 a.m. at the home of Marlene Conrad's.

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

Mid term ended on last Wednesday and will be sent home with the students on Monday, December 4.

The poinsettias arrived last Tuesday evening and are in the process of being delivered.   The greenery is scheduled to arrive next Tuesday or Wednesday.  (It was delayed due to a snowstorm.)  The 8th graders will deliver the items to those who ordered as soon as possible.   The 8th graders appreciate the congregation's continued support of their various fundraising activities.

ISSMA contest dates have been set.  The piano contest will be held at Bellmont on 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.  Parents, don't forget to bring your bake sale items. 

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.

The 8th grade cheerleaders are asking for a $3 donation per student (or whatever you can give) for the faculty/staff Christmas gifts.  Please have the money to school by Friday, December 8.  The cheerleaders will come to each classroom to collect this money.

The PTL is sponsoring an all-school movie, pop, and popcorn on Friday, December 8, at 1:30 p.m.  This is the students reward from the recent SCRIP contest.

Market Day orders are due in the school office by Tuesday, December 19.  Internet orders are due by noon on Wednesday, January 3.  Pick up date is Monday, January 8, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.

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.

A new SCRIP order form is included in this morning's newsletter.  Take a moment to look over those participating, complete your order form, and return it to Kris Blomenberg.  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  SCRIP ordered by the 16th will be available by December 20.  See Kris Blomenberg if you wish to purchase some SCRIP today. 

Members and associate members of AAL and Lutheran Brotherhood, if you  have not yet given a gift for the year 2000, may still give a monetary gift to Wyneken.  Application forms are in either entrance way of the church.  Checks should be made payable to Wyneken Lutheran School and mailed to the school by December 31, 2000.

Thanks to all who completed the AAL volunteer forms for the "Let's Have a Ball" program.  Over 4,000 hours of volunteer time were accumulated.

Do you shop at Target?  Did you know that if you have a Target Guest Card and designate Wyneken as your school, Target will donate 1% of your purchases made on the guest card to our school.  There are application forms at any Target check out lane or apply online at www.target.com

Can't find a hat, lost a glove, maybe even a jacket?  You may wish to check the "Lost & Found" box located outside the school office and see if any of these articles belong in your home.  There are also quite a few dishes stored on the shelf above the coat rack by the kitchen.  You might want to look if any of these belong in your kitchen.

Christmas break begins on December 20.  School will resume on January 3.  The school building will be closed from December 20 - 26 for cleaning and waxing. 


The 5th grade boys will play Holy Cross on Thursday, December 7, beginning at 4:15 p.m.  The 6th grade boys will face Holy Cross at 5:30 p.m.

ATTENDANCE:  Sunday Worship Service  - 244;  Sunday School - 64; Bible Class - 22; Monday Evening Bible Class - 10; Early-bird Bible Class - 5.      


Amount Received

Amount Needed

Home Purpose


Thanksgiving Eve $1,787.00
Thanksgiving Day $3,096.86


$366.00  $346.15

YTD Received

YTD Needed
Home Purpose $219,910.01 $240,296.76
Missions $15,917.50  $17,608.30


TODAY 9:00 A.M.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

10:30 A.M. Sunday School & Bible Class
6:30 P.M. LYF Gym Night
MONDAY 6:30 P.M. Advent by Candlelight
TUESDAY 6:00 A.M. Early-bird Bible Class  
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

Chapel @ Wyneken    

All Day Tabea Society
7:30 P.M. Midweek Advent Service


December 10 9:00 A.M.

Worship Service (Great "O" Antiphons)

10:15 A.M. Sunday School & Bible Class
10:15 A.M. AAL Meeting  
December 11 7:00 P.M. Election/Budget Meeting  
8:30 P.M Men's basketball @ Bellmont Middle School  
December 12 7:00 P.M. Choir
December 13 6:00 P.M. LYF Spaghetti Supper  
7:30 P.M. Midweek Advent Service  
December 14  Tabea Society's Christmas Party @ Lutheran Home  
8:00 P.M. School Board Meeting @ Wyneken

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