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Lenten Services

Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 3204 S. Lakeport, continues services Wednesday, March 17, 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. A taco bar will be served by high school youth, noon and 5 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Voluntary offering for the National Youth Gathering Expenses. “Mercy in suffering: this is the theme.

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church ELCA, 5200 Glenn Avenue, marks the season of Lent with weekly Wednesday meals and evening prayer. Dinner is served from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Evening prayer begins at 6:15 p.m. Sunday worship at St. Mark is at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

Celebrating Swedish Waffle Day

Emmanuel Lutheran Church315 Hamilton Blvd., will host a Swedish Waffle Day celebration on Saturday, March 12 at 12 p.m.

Irish Baked Potato Buffet

New Horizons United Church of Christ, 141 Reed Street Akron, Iowa will host an Irish Baked Potato Buffet from 5-7 p.m. on Saturday, March 19. $7 Baked Potatoes or Sweet Potatoes and all the trimmings! Homemade pie and drink included. $4 hot dog meal, fries, drink, cookie included. Dine in, take out or free delivery within Akron city limits. Call 712-568-3446. Ten percent of the proceeds will be donated to the Lions Club of Akron.

Butter Braid Fundraiser

St. John’s Lutheran Church again hosts a Butter Braid fundraiser to benefit the church’s Community and World Outreach program. The church sponsors the food pantry twice a month, cooks and delivers meals for the heated shelter each month until April, and has the blessing box on the grounds. Their quilters produce hundreds of quilts a year, and the church looks after the area’s seniors’ residences. Bread orders cost between $14 and $14.50 and can be placed online at www.stjohnlutheransiouxcity.org from March 1 to March 20, and orders will be delivered during the week of April 11. Contact Barb Ulfert at 712-899-8231 if you have any questions.