Riverside United Methodist Church, 617 Wright Ave., will hold its Pancake Breakfast and Bake Sale from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday. Breakfast will include pancakes, French toast, sausage, eggs, coffee, orange juice and water. Cost will be $6 for adults, and children 10 and under are free.
Faith Lutheran Church, 3101 Hamilton Blvd., will hold its Fall Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and its Soup and Salad Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
The congregation of Grace United Methodist, 1735 Morningside Ave., will join the alumni, students and parents of Morningside College at the annual Homecoming worship service at Eppley Auditorium at 10 a.m. Sunday. Music will be provided by the college choir and Dr. Jeremy Owens, organist for Grace Church. The campus chaplain, the pastor of Grace Church and representatives of the student body will bring brief messages. Regular Sunday classes for Grace Church will meet as usual at 8:35 a.m. at the church, and the monthly children's activity will meet at the church at 11 a.m.
Blessing of the Animals
On Sunday at 2 p.m., St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Spirit Lake, Iowa, will hold its second annual Blessing of the Animals service. Weather permitting, it will be on the grassed area south of the church to celebrate Saint Francis's Day; if it is raining, the service will be indoors. You may bring your pet or a photograph of your pet to the service. Pets may also be blessed by simply naming them during the service.
On Saturday, Oct. 14, at 1 p.m., in partnership with Trinity Episcopal Church, Emmetsburg, Iowa, and the Episcopal Diocese of Iowa, St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Spirit Lake, Iowa, will host "Revival 2017." This is a worship experience taking place in Episcopal churches across the state throughout the year. It is an opportunity for local congregations and communities to gather together to reawaken and rediscover God's Holy Spirit at work among us.
Catholic Daughters Court Ave Maria 269 will meet on Oct. 11 beginning with a 5 p.m. Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church. A potluck dinner will be served by the A-Z members and the meeting will follow the Mass. A craft/rummage sale will be held with the proceeds going to Catholic Charities. All members are asked to bring a craft, canned food, or baked item.
Redeemer Lutheran Church, 3204 S. Lakeport, invites the public to their authentic German Dinner on Oct. 10, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Adult meals will be $10 and carry-outs available. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the church. There will also be a bake sale and German band. For more information, call 276-1125.