Each Wednesday throughout the season of Lent, we will have informal mid-week worship services at 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall preceded by a free meal at 5:45 p.m. Handbell choir will rehearse at 7:15 p.m. and choir will rehearse at 8 p.m.
The services will focus on the the final words of Christ.
Feb. 21: Father, forgive them.
Feb. 28: Today you will be with me in paradise.
March 7: Behold your son, behold your mother.
March 14: My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
March 21: I thirst.
On Wednesday, March 28, there will be no meal and worship will be at 7 p.m. This will be the “Maundy Thursday” service, held on Wednesday night because it fits schedules better for it to be on “church night.” The words for that night will be “Into your hands I commend my spirit.”
There will be a Fancy Fingers day for socializing and working on individual projects (sewing, knitting, crocheting, scrapbooking, whatever you want) on Saturday, February 17, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Lunch will be provided, so please R.S.V.P. to the church office at email@example.com or (319) 989-2065.
A Danish tradition is to dance around the Christmas tree singing Christmas carols. We will dance around the tree following the December 17th worship and after the morning worship on the 24th. Please join in by holding hands and circling the tree with joyous carols of praise! It is a lot of fun and great way to celebrate the season with your church friends!
On Saturday, June 24, Fredsville will host a quilting and stitching retreat for ladies and men to work on projects of their choice from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Pastor Lisa will have a cutting station with a large mat as well as an ironing station. Lunch will be provided, but please bring a snack to share. So that there is enough food at lunch time, please pre-register by contacting the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (319) 989-2065.
This year a group of very talented Fredsville members have put in hundreds of hours practicing a special musical to be presented on Easter Sunday and in the afternoon of April 23 at 1:30pm. This is the 5th musical performed at Fredsville and we are excited to bring the Easter Story to life in such a creative and fun way! Please invite your family, friends, and neighbors to join us at one of the performances! The musical, “It’s all because of Jesus” will also be taken on the road and performed at New Aldaya on Saturday April 15th at 10am and at the Western Home – Windhaven at 2pm. A very special thanks to all of the choir members for being the support singers and to cast members: Helene Wertz, Annemarie Goldhorn, Linda Nielsen, Meridith Sandlin, Jean Loger, and Pastor Lisa. Special thanks go out to Jeff Sandlin for being our Technical Director and Sound Technician! And to Art Lupkes a special thank you for being our one man props department and building our “television”!
Our God is a God of second chances, as our children learned during a children’s sermon as they attempted to hop little frogs into plastic cups. Even when we miss the mark, we get another try just like they did:
Watch our Sunday worship service from Dec. 18, 2016, where we celebrated Christ’s birth together with special music from our Sunday School Children, Choir, and Handbell Choir. During the offering, we also displayed holiday “pew art” that our children created throughout advent: