Vacation Bible School 2016: Pets Unleashed

Vacation Bible School will be on Sunday, July 17, through Tuesday, July 19, from 6-8:10 p.m. The theme is PETS Unleashed: Where Jesus Cares for You. VBS is free and open to any child from three year olds through fifth grade (not just Fredsville members), but pre-registration helps ensure we have enough supplies for everyone.

To register or to volunteer, contact the church office at or (319) 989-2065.

Serving by Sewing

Join Fredsville’s “Serving by Sewing” ministry as we begin meeting on the second Tuesday of the month. Our next sewing time is Tuesday June 14th from noon-4:00 p.m. to make pillowcase dresses for girls and shorts for boys. You’ll have a fun afternoon of fellowship and “Serving by Sewing.” And, you don’t have to know how to run a sewing machine. There are other steps in the process of producing these cute little garments and packing them for shipment to be used around the world. If you are not able to join us, please remember our ministry in prayer and with donations of pillowcases (new or gently used), elastic, thread, binding, ric-rac and buttons. Questions??? Contact Pastor Lisa at the church office at 989-2065 or Audrey Stefan at 268-1599

Aebleskiver Supper

Come to Fredsville Lutheran Church any time between 4-6:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 3, 2016 for a delicious aebleskiver supper! Tickets are only $7 for adults and $4 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.



Easter 2016

Easter is coming soon! On Sunday, March 27, worship will be at the normal 9:30 a.m. time, preceded by a breakfast from 8-9:15 a.m. There will be no sunrise service this year. If you would like to bring something to contribute to the breakfast such as rolls or an egg casserole, please contact the church office at or (319) 989-2065 to check on what we still need.

Stations of the Cross on Good Friday

On Good Friday we will worship by traveling to each of the Stations of the
Cross. Stations of the Cross is a beautiful service of scripture, song, and
images of Christ as he carried his cross to the crucifixion. This worship
service will highlight different stations set up throughout the building,
soloist, beautiful music and finish inside the sanctuary as we focus on the
cross and the meaning of Christ dying for each of us. This worship service
will be designed for families of all ages, whether this is your first time of
hearing the story or your 50th, this will be a very moving and inspiring
worship service! Join us on Good Friday March 25th at 7:00 p.m.!

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 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.