Local Religion

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church to celebrate Advent season

This December, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church at 1007 First Ave. S., will again celebrate the Advent season with the inclusion of special music at each of the four Sundays of Advent leading to Christmas. The liturgies will include the following: First Sunday of Advent on Sunday will feature ...

Harvest festival to return to St. Thomas Aquinas

WEBSTER CITY — St. Thomas Aquinas will host their annual fall-themed function with the Harvest Festival this upcoming Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., located at 1000 Des Moines St. in Webster City. The church had hosted the Harvest Festival back in 2013, but had done other smaller ...

Harvest Homecoming:

When Pastor Marvin Smith was first asked to move to Fort Dodge and lead what became today’s Harvest Baptist Church, he said no. Within a week, he changed his mind. He and his family moved to Fort Dodge and he started as pastor on the last Sunday of October 1993. The congregation will ...

Local church and businesses team up to help single moms, widows

New Covenant Church together with Fort Dodge Transmission, Laughlin Auto Repair, Advance Auto Parts, and O’Reilley Auto Parts are teaming together for a free oil change for widows and single moms with minors still living at home. This is an event that New Covenant has been involved in since ...

A new calling

The Rev. Nathan Peitsch, associate pastor at St. Paul Lutheran Church since 2010 — is answering a new calling — he’s leaving to become the pastor at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran in Ute. Aug. 12 will be his official last day in Fort Dodge. Peitsch has enjoyed his time with St. ...

Three Bridges gospel group to perform in Fort Dodge tonight

Three Bridges, a trio noted for blending two distinct gospel music styles, will perform in Fort Dodge tonight. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. in First Covenant Church, 201 Ave. H. The church is located north of Iowa Central Community College on U.S. Highway 169. A freewill offering will ...

Area residents attend Missionary League convention at Camp Okoboji

The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League of Iowa West District held its 38th biennial convention June 28-30 at Camp Okoboji in Milford. More than 350 people attended. The theme for the gathering was ‘‘On Christ the solid rock I stand,’’ based on the gospel of Matthew, chapter seven, ...

Fort Dodge couples lead fundraising dinner for Catholic schools

Two Fort Dodge couples have been named the 2018 chair couples for the 22nd annual Bishop’s Dinner for Catholic Schools, according to an announcement from the Diocese of Sioux City. They are Dan and Roxanne Flattery and Dave and Debbie Flattery. Dan and Dave Flattery are ...

‘I absolutely believe the Lord sent him to me’

A troubled past and the help of a police officer led the Rev. James Rogers to where he is today — serving as a pastor at Westside Church of Christ in Fort Dodge, 1132 A St. “It was 32 years ago, a police officer that led me onto the road of recovery and became a very dear friend,” ...

Durand called to serve in Van Meter

For the Rev. Edward Durand, leaving Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Fort Dodge is bittersweet, not only because he’ll miss his congregation, but because it was also his very first congregation as a pastor. Durand, who has served as Prince of Peace’s pastor since the summer of 2009, ...

One Night Music Circus

High energy, chart-topping Christian artists will pitch their tent in town next week for an evening of family entertainment. The 1 Night Music Circus, at Decker Auditorium on the Iowa Central Community College campus April 14, will feature the Grammy nominated Sanctus Real, along with Juno ...

Pilot who was scheduled to fly on 9/11 to speak at Northfield Church

A pilot who was scheduled to fly the first plane that was hijacked by terrorists and flown into the World Trade Center on 9/11 will be in Fort Dodge to share his story. Steve Scheibner was scheduled to be the pilot on American Airlines Flight 11, according to a press release from Northfield ...

Grindberg heading to Algona

The Rev. David Grindberg is leaving St. Olaf Lutheran Church as he prepares to head north and become the pastor at First Lutheran Church in Algona. His last day at St. Olaf will be Wednesday. Grindberg has been senior pastor at the Fort Dodge church, located at 239 N. 11th St., since the ...

McCaulley to sing at Rockwell City church Sunday

ROCKWELL CITY – A former school superintendent who recently released a CD of Christian music will perform Sunday evening in Rockwell City. The Doc McCaulley concert will begin at 6:30 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 527 Main St. Admission is free. The show will feature music along with ...

Holy Trinity roast beef dinner is set Jan. 28

Holy Trinity Parish annual roast beef dinner will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Jan. 28 at the Corpus Christi Center , 403 N. Eighth St. The dinner includes roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, roll, dessert and beverage. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children ages 5-11. ...

United Methodist to hold soup supper on Jan. 20

OTHO — The Otho United Methodist Church will host a soup supper from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Jan. 20 at the church. The menu will include vegetable beef, chicken noodle, chili and cheesy potato soups. The cost is a freewill offering.

Caregivers offered hope at Aglow on Jan. 20

Aglow of Fort Dodge and Surrounding Area will meet at 10 a.m. on Jan. 20 at the Fort Dodge Public Library, 424 Central Ave. Caregivers Offered Hope at Lifetree. Coping with the demands of caregiving will be shared at noon and 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Lifetree Cafe. The program, titled ...

The Epiphany

“Going into the house they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshipped him.” This passage, from Matthew 2:11, tells of the moment when the divinity of the Christ child was first recognized by the three wise men or magi. It’s a moment that today has become ...

Gray, August, Kerr to sing in Humboldt Christmas show

HUMBOLDT — Three well-known Christian music singers will perform during a Sunday night Christmas concert in Humboldt. The Christmas is Coming Tour features Jason Gray, Chris August and Hannah Kerr. The show begins at 7 p.m. Sunday in the R. Wesley Carlson Auditorium at Humboldt High ...