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Dad’s Belgian waffles

St. John’s Lutheran Church, 2801 Jackson St., will host its Dad’s Belgian Waffle Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on September 10. Tickets can be purchased online (www.stjohnlutheransiouxcity.org) or at the door for $10. The printed receipt/telephone record is the ticket. Children 5 and under are free. Take-out meals are available.

Fall schedule begins

St. Mark’s Lutheran fall worship and learning schedules begin the week of September 11. Sunday worship at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday learning for all ages at 9.30am. at 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday, September 14.

rally day

First Presbyterian Church will host a rally day on September 11. At 9:30 a.m., Sunday school will be upstairs and the adult Bible study will be in the Vincent room. Coffee and sweets will be served in the dining room at 10 a.m. quilt raffle drawing.

“The work of God in our hands”

ELCA Churches in Siouxland take part in the national action “God’s work in our hands” on September 11th. Various service projects will take place throughout the region. Congregations will also accept gifts of paper goods and personal products for local pantries. Participating Lutheran churches in Siouxland include: Augustana, First, Riverside, St. John, St. Luke, St. Mark, Trinity and United.

Sunday school lessons

Mayflower Congregation UCC, 1407 W. 18th St., will begin Sunday School classes Sept. 11 from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. for children ages 4 to 5. We call our program the transformation station. Middle and high school students will participate in special activities and missionary projects throughout the year. Everyone is welcome! Call Linda at (712) 202-4861 for more information.

Simon Pick Organ Recital

Epiphany Cathedral in Sioux City will host Remsen native Simon Pick for an organ music recital as part of the Cathedral Recital Series. The recital will take place at 3 p.m. on September 11 at the cathedral free of charge. He will perform pieces composed by Bach, Bruhns, de Grigny, Rheinberger and others.

Pick began his organ studies at the age of 14 with Sister Arnold Staudt, OSF. He began his work in church music in Remsen as an organist and choirmaster at Remsen St. Mary’s Church. Later, he was an organ researcher at the Sacred Heart Basilica at the University of Notre Dame and organist at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Indianapolis. He is currently Director of Music and Liturgy at the historic Church of the Assumption in Saint Paul.

Pick is completing his doctoral studies in organ performance at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music and is an active member of the Organ Historical Society and the American Guild of Organists.

Wednesday evening activities

First Presbyterian Church will host Wednesday evening activities starting September 14th. Fellowship meal in the dining room will be at 5:30 p.m. Bell choir practice will be from 6-7 p.m. in the sanctuary. The Bible study for adults will take place in the Vincent room at 6:15 p.m. The choir practice will take place in the sanctuary from 7 to 8 p.m.

Martha J. Finley