“God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday

Sunday, September 11, 2016 marks the 15th anniversary of the attacks on the twin towers in New York City. It is also a designated day of service by the ELCA called “God’s Work. Our Hands”. The past several years the ELCA has encouraged congregations to take part in a “God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday. This is intended to be a Sunday where instead of being in our building worshiping as we do every week that we would go out into our communities and be the hands of God for our neighbors and our community. The council is extremely excited about this event and we hope that EVERYONE will get involved! On Sunday September 11th we will gather at 9:30 a.m. and all will be given projects to work on- these projects will range from tying quilts, making pillowcase dresses, decorating doors at a nursing home, cleaning up trash in the ditches, baking cookies and delivering them fresh and hot to shut-ins, etc… We will gather again at Fredsville at 11:30 am for a brief liturgy of thankfulness and a celebration lunch and sharing of stories! Please, please, please mark this day on your calendar! We want this day to be an all congregation experience! We will make sure that there are activities for ALL ages and abilities! Tell your friends we would love to have them join us! If you are interested in helping to plan this event please contact Pastor Lisa ASAP! WOOT! WOOT! We are going to have a GREAT TIME!!!!!

Dike Watermelon Day – August 13, 2016

Watermelon Day Breakfast!!!

Don’t forget Fredsville is hosting a benefit breakfast on Saturday, August 13 from 7:30-10:30 a.m. in the DNH School multi-purpose room. Menu is scrambled eggs, sausage, fresh fruit and our own “signature” aebleskiver!!! Volunteers are needed Friday night at 6:00 to setup plus in many capacities on Saturday. Sign up on the clipboard in the gathering space or contact any committee member.

Watermelon Day Parade

Fredsville Lutheran Church will once again have a float in the parade and pass out freezer pops. The volunteers in the past have always had a great time sharing their creative talents and passing out freezer pops. Please watch for the details and sign-up sheets so you can share the fun!

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 fredsville@fredsvillelutheran.org 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 fredsville@fredsvillelutheran.org or (319) 989-2065 to check on what we still need.