Mid-Week Lenten Services

During the Wednesdays of Lent we will be offering Mid-Week Services at 6:30p.m. A dinner will be served from 6-6:30 prior to worship. The service will highlight Holden Evening Prayer and the Narrative Lectionary. Each worship service will be both beautiful and creative and should only last 45 minutes. We hope to see all of you at these amazing services designed for all ages! Ash Wednesday & Lent Services This year we will have mid-week Lent Services beginning on Ash Wednesday February 10 and ending Wednesday March 16.

Our Wednesday evening schedule will be: Supper 6:00 – 6:30 p.m. Worship 6:30 -7:15 p.m. Adult Handbell rehearsal – 7:30 p.m.

Ash Wednesday, February 10

Ash Wednesday worship service will be held on Wednesday February 10th at 6:30 pm. During this worship we begin our journey through Lent with the imposition of ashes. The Imposition of Ashes is a reminder that each of us is “dust and to dust we shall return”. The Ash Wednesday service is a beautiful and meaningful worship service that we hope all of you will plan on participating in. Dinner will be served prior to the worship service from 6:00-6:30 so families can attend and not have to worry about their evening meal! Instead of the traditional, giving up something for Lent, I challenge each of the Fredsville families to add something, perhaps it will be to add prayer into your daily life, or perhaps you could add making a commitment to the Mid-Week services, either way you are encouraged to join in as many activities as possible this Lent season!

The Family Closet

The Family Closet

Fredsville Lutheran Church has a new community outreach — The Family Closet.

Anyone in need is welcome to come to Fredsville Lutheran Church at 32756 150th St, Cedar Falls, IA 50613 and select free clothing for their immediate family on the first and third Saturday each month from 9:30 am to noon and every Wednesday from 6 – 7:30 pm. If these times do not work, special appointments can be arranged by contacting the church office at fredsville@fredsvillelutheran.org or (319) 989-2065. People interested in serving by helping with The Family Closet ministry should also contact the church office.

Our “For Visitors” Web page offers detailed directions on getting to the church. Doors with The Family Closet signs in the windows are the most convenient ones for entering to get to the rooms with the clothing, but feel free to use any door and go down to the church basement.

Donating to the Closet
We accept donations of new or gently used clothing only for men, women and children. Donated items must be clean with no rips or stains. Donations of new packages of underwear or pairs of socks are welcome. We cannot accept shoes at this time as we do not have enough space to display them.

Donations can be dropped off at Fredsville Lutheran Church, Dike City Hall or New Hartford Public Library.

Bremwood Angel Tree Gifts

Every year, the people of Fredsville share Christ’s love with the youth at Bremwood Lutheran Children’s Home in Waverly by serving as their Christmas “angels.” Gift requests are hanging on the tree in the gathering space. Please attach the angel when bringing the gift, but do not wrap it.

Anyone who does not live nearby or otherwise is unable to bring a gift to the church could contribute a gift card or donation, as some angel requests simply ask a for a gift card to Wal-Mart or McDonalds. Please contact the church office (fredsville@fredsvillelutheran.org or 319-989-2065) to find out what gift card requests are still on the tree.

Gifts need to be at the church by the morning of Sunday, December 13. Our high school students will wrap and deliver them after the congregational dinner that follows morning worship that day.

Christmas Poinsettias

If you would like to purchase a Christmas poinsettia to be displayed at the Christmas Eve candlelight service, please sign up at church or contact the church office (fredsville@fredsvillelutheran.org or 319-989-2065 by December 6th. Although not required, many people buy the poinsettias in memory or in honor of loved ones. Please specify when contacting the office if you wish to have that mentioned in the bulletin insert listing those with poinsettias on display. The cost is $12, which can be paid at the church or mailed to Fredsville Lutheran Church, 32756 150th St., Cedar Falls, IA 50613.

WinGS and JAM Christmas Camp

JAM (Jesus and Me) K – 2nd Grade

WinGS (Walking in God’s Service) 3rd-5th Grade

Wednesday, Dec 9th, “Christmas Camp” for JAM/WinGS from 1:30 –4:00 p.m. Students will be bused to Fredsville from the Dike Community Building and will return to the community center by 4:00 p.m.

JAM students need to register as usual by calling Kimber Dall (319-470-4435) or Maureen Stockdale (319-231-9998).

Theme:  “Little Drummer Boy” (the gift of giving)

Service:  WinGS students will be responsible for hosting the Christmas Camp.

Children are asked to bring gently used, good condition & clean pajamas or clothing for lower elementary age students for the Clothing Closet.