Religion Briefs

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 ...

Encounter with Heaven concert will feature harp music

Grace Lutheran Church will host Encounters with Heaven, a concert of Heavenly Harp music at 7 p.m. on Thursday. The evening will feature the mother and son duo Karin and Ryan Gunderson performing traditional and popular pieces ranging from “What a Wonderful World” to “It is Well with My ...

Lifetree will discuss children growing up without dads

Forty percent of American children will sleep tonight in a home where their fathers don’t live. The impact of that reality will be examined at noon and 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Lifetree Cafe at Cana, 18 S. Third St. The program, titled “FatherLess: Getting past the pain of an absent or ...

United Methodist churches sponsoring vacation Bible school in evenings

The Fort Dodge United Methodist churches are sponsoring a summer vacation Bible school from 5:30 until 8:00 p.m. on June 25 through June 28 for all children ages 3 years old to those just having completed sixth grade. The theme is “Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus.” A supper is served at ...

CrossWay Church plans Bible school

CrossWay Evangelical Free Church, 3058 10th Ave. N., is holding its Shipwrecked Vacation Bible School from 9 to 11 a.m. June 20 and 27 and July 11 and 18 for any child who has completed kindergarten through fourth grade. At the VBS, children will discover how Jesus rescues them through life’s ...

Lifetree topic is trade wars Tuesday

The potential impact of ongoing trade negotiations will be discussed Tuesday at noon and 7 p.m. at Lifetree Cafe, 18 S. Third St. The program, titled “In the News: Trade Wars,” features a filmed interview with Jerry Schmitz, a soybean farmer who’s concerned about the potential impact ...

Aglow International program June 16

Aglow International of Fort Dodge and Surrounding Area will host Judy Hembry at 10 a.m. June 16 at the Fort Dodge Public Library, 424 Central Ave. Hembry will present “Is Your Cup Half Full or is it Half Empty?” In 2016, Hembry was faced with a diagnosis of Stage 4 pancreatic cancer and was ...

Summerfest set for Livermore church

LIVERMORE — Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Livermore will hold its Summer Fest Celebration on June 16. There will be a Mass at 4:30 p.m., followed by food, children’s games, country store, silent auction, beer garden, raffle and more, from 5 to 8 p.m. The menu includes grilled ribeye steak ...

Lifetree topic is about autism’s impact on the lives of affected families

Coping with the challenges of living with autism will be explored at noon and 7 p.m. at Lifetree Cafe at Cana, 18 S. Third St. The program, titled “Living with Autism: A Peek Into a Hidden World,” features a screening of the award-winning short film “Guang”. The film offers a glimpse ...

Catholic Daughters of Americas meet June 14

Catholic Daughters of Americas Court 216 monthly meeting will be at 6 p.m. June 14. Mass will be at Corpus Christi Church, 402 N. Eighth St., for the initiation of new officers. Following Mass, dinner will be served at the Corpus Christi Parish Center, 405 N. Eighth St., followed by a business ...