Jeff Sandlin Benefit – August 8, 2015, 7-10:30 a.m.

Enjoy a delicious breakfast and bid on fabulous silent auction items at a benefit for Jeff Sandlin on Saturday, August 8, at Dike-New Hartford High School (330 Main St., Dike, IA). Jeff is a two-time cancer survivor and bone marrow transplant recipient who was hospitalized for 11 weeks earlier this year due to severe pneumonia.

The menu includes scrambled eggs, pancakes, rolls, muffins, sausage links, juice, milk and coffee. The suggested donation is $8 for adults and $5 for children ages 10 and under.

Fredsville Lutheran Church (where Jeff is a member) and KWWL (Jeff’s employer) are sponsoring the breakfast. Please contact the church with questions at or (319) 989-2065.

Download the Benefit Flyer

Jeff Sandlin Benefit

“Back on the Bus”

Saturday, August 22nd

10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

3 yr. old  – 5th grade (completed grade)

You and your friends are invited to get “back on the bus” and “blessing of the backpacks.” Enjoy games, crafts and devotions. Lunch will be provided. 

Bus transportation is available for K – 5th grade. Preschool children must be brought directly to Fredsville as they cannot legally ride the school bus.

Transportation waivers & registration information will be mailed late July.

TO REGISTER: Beginning July 27th contact the church office at 319-989-2065 with name, address and grade completed.  Registration deadline is August 14th.

REGISTRATION FEE: a donation of #2 wooden pencils, colored pencils, washable markers or dry eraser markers for Bremwood Children’s Home in Waverly.

TO HELP:  Contact LuAnn at         

“God’s work. Our hands. ” Coming in September

“God’s work. Our hands.” …..coming in September “God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday is a day of service in which the nearly 10,000 congregations of the ELCA take seriously Christ’s call to action to serve our neighbors and share God’s love. While congregations work to make their communities a better place every day, “God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday offers ELCA members a dedicated day to do this work together. This special day of service first took place in 2013 as part of the ELCA’s 25th anniversary celebration and again in 2014.

Projects can be as simple as cleaning up trash in a park, painting, pulling weeds or trimming bushes for someone not able, holding a food scavenger hunt for the food pantries, visiting shut-ins, tying quilts. The list of possible projects is endless and varies from community to community, congregation to congregation. Every age group and ability can partake.

This year Fredsville congregation members will have an opportunity to participate in “God’s work. Our hands.” on a date yet to be determined sometime in September. The day will begin with a brief call to worship. Then dressed in the bright yellow “God’s work. Our hands.” t-shirts, we will head to our various activities, joining the expected 60,000 other ELCA members in serving our brothers and sisters in Christ. We’ll end the day with a cookout and share our stories of serving.

Watch for the clipboards/signup sheets to volunteer for a project and order your t-shirt. If you have a suggestion for a project or would like to help organize, please call the church office or visit with Pastor Lisa.

Ron Poe’s Graduation

Ron Poe to graduate May 17th

Following worship we will car pool to Dubuque for the graduation ceremony of Ron Poe, our 2014-2015 intern. We will leave the church around 11:00 am and stop along the way at Pizza Ranch for lunch. This will get us to Dubuque around 2:15 with the graduation service beginning at 3:00 p.m. If you are interested in attending this event, please sign up on the clip board or call the church office. Ron is going to try to have a reserved section for the Fredsville people to sit together. We will also be attending a reception following the ceremony. Let’s celebrate with Ron and Angie and show our Fredsville love and support!

Easter Sunday

Please join us for worship on Easter Sunday! Breakfast will be served from 8:30-9:25, Worship at 9:30, and Easter Egg Hunt at 10:45. What a perfect opportunity to invite family, friends, neighbors, etc… to hear the resurrection story! Come! Celebrate! Invite! Rejoice! He is Risen!

Holy Week Services / Events

Maundy Thursday Worship Service: Wednesday, April 1, 7 p.m.
(Yes, Wednesday, not Thursday. This is not an April Fools Joke; we observe Maundy Thursday on the traditional Wednesday church night because it works better for people’s busy schedules.)

Good Friday Tenebrae Service with cantata: Friday, April 3, 7 p.m.

Easter Morning (Sunday April 5):

Easter Breakfast: 8:30-9:25 a.m.

Easter Worship: 9:30 a.m.

Children’s Easter Egg Hunt following worship (approximately 10:30 a.m.)

There will be no sunrise service this year.

Aebleskiver Dinner

Come to Fredsville Lutheran Church any time between 4-6:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 29, 2015 for a delicious aebleskiver dinner! Tickets are only $6 for adults and $3 for children ages 3-10. It’s free for kids 2 and under! Menu includes all-you-can eat aebleskiver (Danish pancake balls), sausage, applesauce, dessert and beverage.

Donuts & Devotions

Each Saturday during Lent we will spend some time with a new series called Animate. Animate is a video series that includes Bible study and conversation about Faith. We will meet each Saturday morning beginning February 21 at 9:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Donuts, coffee, and juice will be provided! Please sign up on the sheet in the Fellowship Hall or call the church office so we can be sure to have enough treats.