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Local Religion

An ‘incredible race’ is coming to St. Paul

St. Paul Lutheran Church, 400 S. 13th St., will be hosting a week of Vacation Bible School and an afternoon camp June 21-25. The church had to cancel its VBS program last year because of COVID-19, but organizers and volunteers are ready to welcome kiddos back into the church for fun Bible ...

Grace Lutheran to mark 150 years

Grace Lutheran Church, Fort Dodge, will celebrate the culmination of 150 years of ministry on May 23. Worship services at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. at the church, 211 S. Ninth St.,will celebrate the congregation’s rich history. The (First) Swedish Lutheran Church formed on May 31, 1870. ...

St. Paul to hold prayer vigil before trial

The congregation of St. Paul Lutheran Church is inviting the Fort Dodge community to join it in prayer Sunday as the trial of the man accused of killing the Rev. Al Henderson nears. ‘‘We want to be able to take the opportunity to provide support for the families and the ...

Holy Trinity Parish receives legacy gift

Holy Trinity Parish was the recent recipient of a legacy gift from the late Randy L. Durschmidt, of Fort Dodge. In 2016, Mr. Durschmidt established The Randall L. Durschmidt Charitable Remainder Unitrust with Holy Trinity Parish Foundation as the sole beneficiary. Upon his death in December of ...

Black history runs deep at Second Baptist

Black inventors played key roles in developing things like the elevator, open heart surgery and the cell phone. Charlene Washington, of Fort Dodge, will talk about some of those famous inventions during a virtual Black History Service on Sunday hosted by Second Baptist Church. The service ...

Drive-thru pancakes

Pancakes, butter and syrup have always been part of the Shrove Tuesday tradition for the Episcopal Church, according to the Rev. Kistine Leaman. Shrove Tuesday is the traditional feast day before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday. “It is a tradition in the Episcopal Church to have ...