The Family Closet

WHERE: Fredsville Lutheran Church Basement

OPENING: Saturday, September 19 9:30 a.m. – Noon

HOURS: Every Wednesday 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. and 1st & 3rd Saturdays 9:30 – Noon

OPEN TO ANYONE, ALL CLOTHING IS FREE

DONATIONS: We are accepting new or gently used clothing. Clothing should be in good condition without stains and clean. We are only collecting clothing; no shoes, accessories, or household items at this time. Underwear or socks must be new in original package. Donations may be dropped off at the church or the Dike Public Library in the designated collection bins. Volunteers to help sort donations and work at the closet are welcome! Call the church office at 319-989-2065.

Fall Musical

Save the Date: The Fall Musical “Are We There Yet”? will be presented Sunday September 27 At the 9:30 a.m. service and at 4:00 p.m. This musical tells the story of Moses and the Exodus.

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 fredsville@fredsvillelutheran.org 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 luann.jones@yahoo.com         

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.