Christmas Eve Worship

Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday this year, therefore we will celebrate the fourth Sunday in Advent at our 9:30 a.m. worship service. Then at 5:00 p.m. worship celebrate Christmas. The Christmas Eve worship will include candle light and communion. Please invite your family and friends to join us in a beautiful celebration of the birth of Christ. Merry Christmas to All!

Dancing around the Tree

A Danish tradition is to dance around the Christmas tree singing Christmas carols. We will dance around the tree following the December 17th worship and after the morning worship on the 24th. Please join in by holding hands and circling the tree with joyous carols of praise! It is a lot of fun and great way to celebrate the season with your church friends!

Women’s Circle to meet Tuesday December 5th

The women’s circle will gather December 5th at 9:00 a.m. at the Village Inn on Ridgeway in Waterloo. We will celebrate the Christmas season by sharing breakfast and a time of fellowship with one another. If you are interested in joining us, we would love to have you! Please call the church office so reservations can be made.

Fall Food Drive

The Fall Food Drive for the Dike and New Hartford food pantries will be
conducted from Sunday, October 29 through Sunday, November 19.
Remember to pick up extra items when you are at the store; then just drop
them in the grocery cart inside the north church entrance. Examples of items
needed include:
 Non-perishable food items – canned meats, fruits, vegetables, soups,
rice, pastas, cereal, peanut butter
 Toiletries – shampoo, toothpaste, bath soap
 Paper products – Kleenex, toilet paper, paper towels, hygiene products
 Cleaning & laundry supplies – laundry soap, dish soap
Cash donations are also greatly appreciated. Both food pantries are affiliated
with the Northeast Iowa Food Bank and benefit from its bulk purchasing power.
Cash donations can be put in the Sunday offering plate with a note indicating it
is for the food drive. If writing a check, please make it payable to Fredsville
with a notation in the memo directing the money to the food bank. Donation
envelopes are available in the basket of the grocery cart.
The need is great; let our giving be even greater!!

Church Work Day September 17th!

Calling all members! We will be holding a church work day following worship and the “Adult only” Mission Trip meeting. There are a variety of outdoor projects as well as cleanup projects over at the villa that we would like to take care of as a church family. Lunch will be provided at 11:00 am and we will have all hands on deck following lunch to no later than 2:00 pm! Wear your jeans and work clothes to worship, bring some gloves with you to help pull weeds, clean out gutters, trim shrubs or use a broom etc… Let’s have some fun together and remember cleanliness is next to godliness!!!!

Please sign up so we know that we can count on you and your family to help and have plenty of food for lunch!

Adults Only!

On Sunday, September 17th following worship Pastor Lisa will hold a meeting in the conference room for any adults interested in going on an adults only mission trip. Each year while planning the youth trips many adults have commented that they would be interested in having a trip designed for them. So this will be a meeting to find out who might be serious about a trip and to talk about where we might go and what we would like to do! Let’s dream and get excited! Fredsville adults it’s time to travel and do some mission work!!!!

Fredsville Educational Unit Blessing

Sunday, August 27th

  • You are invited to join us for worship at 9:30 a.m. followed by the Educational Unit Blessing.

  • Following the blessing, Sunday school students will meet their teachers, do an art project for their new space and paint T-shirts.

  • A picnic lunch will be hosted by the Sunday school families as a way to say, “Thank You” for your support of this project.

  • Please feel free to bring blankets and lawn chairs. Indoor seating will be available as well. We will be serving hot dogs, chips, beans & dessert.

  • A free-will offering basket will be available. Any extra donations will be put towards the building fund.
  • Games & activities will be outside for all ages (weather permitting).

Come join the fun!

Vacation Bible School 2017

Imagine a world where curious kids become hands-on inventors who discover they’re lovingly crafted by God. Join us for Maker Fun Factory Vacation Bible School from 6-8:15 p.m. on August 13-15! Go to https://vbspro.events/p/events/fredsville to register your kids today or sign up to volunteer as a leader or helper.

Also, bring your backpack the last night for a Backpack Blessing prior to your new school year starting!!!

Our service project will be helping the students of Bremwood with their school supplies. Please bring the following items with you to any of the nights of VBS:

Paper – loose leaf – any size line is fine
Pocket folders
Highlighters
Dry eraser markers
Washable colored markers
Pencil – #2 or mechanical lead pencils with erasers
Pens

Quilting Retreat

On Saturday, June 24, Fredsville will host a quilting and stitching retreat for ladies and men to work on projects of their choice from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Pastor Lisa will have a cutting station with a large mat as well as an ironing station. Lunch will be provided, but please bring a snack to share. So that there is enough food at lunch time, please pre-register by contacting the church office at fredsville@fredsvillelutheran.org or (319) 989-2065.

Holy Week 2017 Schedule

Palm Sunday worship: April 9, 9:30 a.m.

Maundy “Thursday” service: *Wednesday* April 12, 7 p.m.

No worship service on Thursday, April 13

Good Friday service: April 14, 7 p.m.

No Easter sunrise service

Easter breakfast: April 16, 8-9:20 a.m. (Proceeds support the youth mission trip.)

Easter Sunday worship with musical: April 16, 9:30 a.m.