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Religion Briefs

Votes will share story of ‘A miracle on U.S. Highway 169’

POMEROY — The Rev. Craig Vote and his wife Karen Vote will share their “A Miracle on U.S. Highway 169” story at the Evangelical Covenant Church during an annual guest night event. The presentation is Aug. 28, starting at 7 p.m. The church is 5 miles north of Pomeroy and 8 miles ...

Harmony Brigade to perform at local churches Sunday

The Harmony Brigade will sing at several Fort Dodge churches on Sunday. The schedule for the barbershop chorus will be: • 8:40 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, 1111 Fifth Ave. N. • 9 a.m., St. Olaf Lutheran Church, 239 N. 11th St. • 9:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, 838 ...

St. Olaf to host free concert

The LaVon Wing Memorial Organ Recital will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Olaf Lutheran Church, 239 N. 11th St. Shayla Van Hal will perform. The concert is free and open to the public.

Blessing of backpacks set at St. Mark’s

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1007 First Ave. S., will hold a blessing of the backpacks from 10 to 11 a.m. on Aug. 25. Students, teachers and administrators are invited to bring their backpacks and work bags to the service. There will be a time of prayer during the 10 a.m. worship ...

McGuire Bend church ice cream social set

STRATFORD — McGuire Bend United Brethren Church will hold its annual ice cream social from 5 to 7 p.m. on Aug. 23 at the Stratford City Park. The menu includes beefburgers, chips, pie and ice cream for a freewill offering.

Ice cream social Sunday in Boxholm

BOXHOLM — Trinity Lutheran Church, Boxholm, is holding an ice cream social from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the church. Beef burgers, chips, desserts, homemade ice cream and beverage will be served for a freewill donation. Takeouts will be available.

Ventriloquist performance Aug. 17

POCAHONTAS — Dennis Naughton will be doing his Denny and Benny ventriloquist performance at 2 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Rialto Theater in Pocahontas. There will be a freewill donation and the proceeds will go to SS. Peter and Paul Historic Corporation for upkeep of the church.

Fort Dodge Women’s Connection to meet

The Fort Dodge Women’s Connection will meet at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 20 at Tea Thyme, 2021 Sixth Ave. S. Cost for the event is $10. Ilene Dirks from Sioux City will be the speaker. Her subject is “Change can happen in the blink of an eye. Learn how to cope when life changes quickly.” The ...

Aglow to meet Aug. 17

Aglow will host Terri Krontz of Sioux City at 10 a.m. Aug. 17 at the Fort Dodge Public Library, 424 Central Ave. Krontz’s message is titled “Joy Unspeakable.” Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call Kelly at 570-2806.

Bochtler organ recital Aug. 11

Roberta Bochtler will hold an organ recital at 3 p.m. Aug. 11 at Grace Lutheran Church, 211 S. Ninth St., in honor of 75 years of blessings.

Rolling Hills Community Church VBS pre-registration carnival is July 28

Rolling Hills Community Church, 2891 N. 15th St., is holding a Vacation Bible School Pre-registration Carnival from 6 to 7 p.m. July 28. Parents can enroll their children in kindergarten through sixth grade in VBS while the children play games, jump in “The Bouncy Thing,” enjoy refreshments ...

Rolling Hills Community Church to hold Vacation Bible School

Rolling Hills Community Church, 2891 N. 15th St., is holding Vacation Bible School from 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 29 through Aug. 2. “In the Wild: Amazing Encounters with Jesus” is this year’s title, with Bible lessons that focus on some real-life encounters with Jesus. Children will get to ...

Holy Trinity Parish to hold Totus Tuus Sunday through Friday

Totus Tuus is a Latin phrase meaning “totally yours,” and was the motto of Pope John Paul II. This motto signifies a True Devotion to Mary and our desire to give ourselves entirely to Jesus Christ through Mary. The mission of this summer Catholic program is to inspire in young people a ...

Christ Lutheran Church ice cream social is July 21

Christ Lutheran Church, 2220 10th Ave. N., will hold its annual ice cream social from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on July 21 at the church. The menu includes loose-meat sandwiches, potato salad, pie, homemade ice cream and a beverage.

Aglow to meet July 20 at Fort Dodge Public Library

Aglow International of Fort Dodge & Surrounding Area will host Kimberly Hembry, who will share a message titled “that’s just who I am,” at 10 a.m. July 20 at the Fort Dodge Public Library, 424 Central Ave. Hembry is a wife and a mother of three children who enjoys leading Bible ...

Handbell ensemble to perform on July 22 at First United Methodist

First United Methodist to host handbell ensemble July 22 Strikepoint, one of the world’s top handbell ensembles, will perform at 7 p.m. July 22 at First United Methodist Church, 127 N. 10th St. Admission is free, but a $10 to $15 donation is suggested. This performance is part of the ...

Prince of Peace Vacation Bible School begins July 21

Prince of Peace Church, 1023 S. 27th St., will hold Vacation Bible School from 6 to 8 p.m. July 21 through 23 at the church. Children ages three years to fifth grade are invited to attend the “Miraculous Mission.” For more information, call the church office at 573-8618.

Movie premiere to be held at EG church on Friday

EAGLE GROVE — First Baptist Church of Eagle Grove will be premiering a movie called “The Follower” at 7 p.m. Friday at the church, 1210 S. Commercial, Eagle Grove. The movie is a light-hearted comedy with one central theme: “God doesn’t always call the qualified but most of the time ...

Fort Dodge Women’s Connection to meet on July 16

The Fort Dodge Women’s Connection will meet at 9:30 a.m. July 16 at Tea Thyme, 2021 Sixth Ave. S. Cost for the event is $10. The speaker is Diane Dassing from Crest Hill, Illinois. Her subject is “A Tale Without the Fairy.” Dassing shares her search for Prince Charming and the “fairy ...