October 29, 2013

Light of the World

   The lamp represents the Word of God...
A symbol of wisdom, Life, and indwelling of the Holy Spirit.
During dark days of doubt and fear, the Lamp is a beacon of Hope.
As Christians we are called to be disciples, sharing our Spiritual gifts, setting an example of leadership and compassion for others in the name of Jesus Christ our Savior.

You are the world's light- a city on a hill, glowing in the night for all to see.
Don't hide your light! Let it shine for all; let your good deeds glow for all to see, so that they will praise your heavenly Father ~ Matthew 5: 14-15 (TLB)

October 1, 2013


      F&R Church is steeped in rich traditions, including delicious homemade food! Whether breaking bread in fellowship, catering joyful wedding receptions, comforting grieving families, providing meals for shut-ins and shelters, or contributing baked goods for fundraisers, the cooks of our church have earned a reputation in this community for their excellent skills in the kitchen.
      For many years we have celebrated our German heritage with an Octoberfest dinner. Open to the public, this is a full church effort involving all men, women & youth entailing months of planning. Selling tickets, preparing the feast, and dishing out hearty helpings. We welcome guests in our Fellowship Hall, seated to capacity. Items on the menu include bratwurst, sauerkraut, noodles, savory Black Forest and German Chocolate cakes...made with special ingredients, following specific directions according to traditional recipes handed down thru the generations.
     Banquets and special dinners are often held to raise proceeds for building projects, or outreach to causes beyond our walls. We also enjoy gathering together for the occasional breakfast or brunch simply for the opportunity to partake in good food and conversation. We do appreciate our kitchen crew!
     For the purposes of fund raising and commemoration, our congregation has published two cookbooks of favorite personal recipes submitted by members - 

"A Taste of Tradition" (c. 1997)  and our recent 150th Anniversary keepsake "Thyme for Celebration."


     We relish the memories and give thanks to God for His bountiful Blessings!