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:
The Christmas Day worship service on Sunday, December 25, 2016 is cancelled due to a freezing rain advisory and concerns about icy roads.
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:
Sunday morning worship for Sunday December 18th is being postponed.
We are planning on having dinner at noon and then worship at 1 pm. on the 18th!!!
Still plan on wearing your ugly Christmas sweaters and plan on the children, choir and handbells participating in worship!
Stay warm and see you tomorrow, just a little later than usual!
Sunday November 6th and 20th from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Pastor Lisa will lead a Bible Study on the book of Mark. The study will meet in the conference room. Please plan on jumping in on this study even if you have never done a Bible Study before! We would love to have you join us! If you have any question, feel free to ask Pastor or call the church office!
Watch our full service from Sunday, August 21, 2016:
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!!!!!