Religion Briefs

Holy Trinity Parish to hold Summer Spirit Block Party Aug. 18

Holy Trinity Parish will hold its Summer Spirit Block Party on Aug. 18 on Sixth Avenue North/Marian Home street. Events start with Mass celebrated at 4:15 p.m. in the St. Edmond High School gymnasium followed by a freewill dinner of pork burgers, hot dogs, chips and cookie, beer and wine ...

Aglow International to host the Rev. Wally and Lana Shea

What is your reality? Weak or strong? Alone or never alone? Empty or fulfilled? Are you in need of a “new” reality? Aglow International will host the Rev. Wally and Lana Shea, from Ankeny, at 10 a.m. on Aug. 18 at the Fort Dodge Public Library, 424 Central Ave. They will share a message ...

Harmony Brigade Barbershop Chorus to perform at Fort Dodge churches Aug. 12

Harmony Brigade Barbershop Chorus will perform at Fort Dodge churches on Aug. 12. The schedule is: First Presbyterian Church, 8:35 a.m.; Christ Lutheran Church, 9 a.m.; Grace Lutheran Church, 9:30 a.m.; First United Methodist Church, 9:55 a.m.; First Congregational United Church of Christ, ...

Lehigh church to serve pulled pork sandwiches on Aug. 12

LEHIGH — The Lehigh United Methodist Church will serve pulled pork sandwiches with chips, a dessert and drinks, from 5 to 7 p.m. on Aug. 12. Carryouts are available. It is open to the public. The cost is a freewill donation.

First Congregational United Church of Christ will host vacation Bible school

First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1611 Williams Drive, will host a free vacation Bible school Monday through Thursday. Sessions will run from 6 to 8 p.m. each night. This year’s theme is “God’s Rolling River Rampage.” Each night will feature songs, a Bible story, games, ...

Rolling Hills church to hold Vacation Bible School

Getting ready for the big game will be the theme of the upcoming Vacation Bible School at Rolling Hills Community Church in Fort Dodge. As kids get ready for the big game, they will learn that God has already equipped them with everything they need, according to organizers of the Vacation ...

Trinity Lutheran Church Ice Cream Social

BOXHOLM — Trinity Lutheran, Boxholm, is holding an ice cream social from 5 to 7 p.m. today. Beefburgers, chips, dessert, homemade ice cream and beverage will be served for a freewill donation.

Rolling Hills church to hold VBS

Getting ready for the big game will be the theme of the upcoming Vacation Bible School at Rolling Hills Community Church in Fort Dodge. As kids get ready for the big game, they will learn that God has already equipped them with everything they need, according to organizers of the Vacation ...

Good Shepherd reschedules car show

A car show at a Fort Dodge church that was rained out earlier this month has been rescheduled for July 27. The show will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1436 21st Ave. N. Free hot dogs, chips, water and lemonade will be served. Homemade ice cream will be ...

Turner returns as Missouri Synod district president

The Rev. Dr. Steve Turner, Ft. Dodge, was returned to his office as president of the Iowa West District of The Lutheran Church — Missouri Synod, having been re-elected at the recently completed 40th Convention of the District. Turner previously served parishes in Marcus and Algona before ...

St. Olaf Lutheran Church VBS/Day Camp July 23-26

St. Olaf Lutheran Church, 239 N. 11th St., is holding a Vacation Bible School/Day Camp from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 23 through 26. Camp counselors from Ingham Okoboji Lutheran Bible Camp will lead the event. Call 576-2103 or stop by the church for more information.

Christ Lutheran Church to hold ice cream social Sunday

Christ Lutheran Church, 2220 10th Ave. N., is holding its annual ice cream social from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on July 15. The menu is loose-meat sandwiches, potato salad, pie and homemade ice cream. Beverages will be provided.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church to hold car show

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1436 21st Ave. N., is holding a car show at the church from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. There will be free hot dogs, chips, water and lemonade. Homemade ice cream will be served for a small price. Rain date is July 27. A freewill offering will be taken with all ...

CrossWay Church to host musical on Queen Esther

Theater for the Thirsty, a theater company from Minneapolis, Minnesota, will perform their silly, suspenseful, and engaging musical on Queen Esther tonight at CrossWay Church, 3058 10th Ave. N. The musical is appropriate for all ages. The 70-minute show will begin at 6:30 p.m. today. It ...

First United Methodist Church holding Vacation Bible School

First United Methodist Church, 127 N. 10th St., is holding a Vacation Bible School Monday through Friday. A free meal will be served at 5:30 p.m. followed by the VBS from 6 to 8 p.m. The VBS is for children three years old to those having completed sixth grade.

Lifetree will discuss the impact of money on people’s lives

The impact of money on people’s lives will be explored at noon and 7 p.m. Tuesday at Lifetree Cafe at Cana, 18 S. Third St. The program, titled “Money, Money, Money: Stories from a Lottery Winner,” features a filmed interview with Harry Werkema, a man who won $26 million in the Michigan ...

Summer Fest Celebration at Sacred Heart Church in Livermore today

LIVERMORE — Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Livermore, is holding Summer Fest Celebration today. Mass will be celebrated at 4:30 p.m. Grilled ribeye steak sandwiches, hot dogs and hamburgers will be served from 5 to 8 p.m. There will also be children’s games, a country store, silent auction, ...

Lutheran district convention will be held in Milford

MILFORD — “Bound together in Christ’s love” is the theme for the 40th District convention of Iowa District West of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, to be held June 24-26 at Camp Okoboji in Milford. A worship service, including a sermon by the Rev. Dr. Herb Mueller Jr., first vice ...

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church to hold Vacation Bible School

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 1023 S. 27th St., is holding an evening Vacation Bible School from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday. Children ages 3 years through fifth grade are invited to attend. The theme is “Gangway to Galilee — Amazing Grace Adventures.” For more information or to ...

Emanuel Lutheran Church to celebrate 150th anniversary

DAYTON — Emanuel Lutheran Church in Dayton will celebrate its 150th anniversary at 10 a.m. on June 24. Bishop Rodger Prois, bishop of the ELCA Western Iowa Synod, will preside over the service. There will be a pastor procession, celebratory meal after the service, and church history booklet ...