Messenger Newshttp://www.messengernews.netTop Headlinesen-usSat, 20 Dec 2014 18:10:18 EDTSat, 20 Dec 2014 18:10:18 EDT Lakes Church takes root Lakes Church has sunk its roots in Fort Dodge and plans to bless the community starting Dec. 24 with its Christmas Eve service at 5:30 p.m.Sat, 6 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDTAlgona Presbyterian Adult Choir to perform - Through music and narration the Christmas story will be shared as seen through the eyes of the Judean shepherds when the First Presbyterian Church Adult Choir presents "The Shepherd's Story" at 3 p.m. on Dec. 14 at the church, 101 N.Sat, 6 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDTGrotto named diocesan shrine by bishop BEND - The Grotto of the Redemption in West Bend was designated a shrine by Bishop Ralph Walker Nickless, of the Diocese of Sioux City, in October. "What designating it as a shrine does is it lifts the status of the Grotto," said the Rev.Sat, 29 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EDTGospel quartet to sing at Callender - The Brethren gospel quartet will be performing at 2 p.m. Nov. 16 at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 504 James St., Callender.Sat, 8 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EDTSt. Mark's celebrates 120th anniversary Mark's Episcopal Church is celebrating the 120th anniversary of its church building with an Olde English Tea Nov. 8. "It's a real watershed moment," the Rev. Richard Graves said. "We are blessed to have a beautiful church.Sat, 1 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EDT