On Sunday, Oct. 30, St. Alban's youth will cook and serve a waffle breakfast during "coffee hour." Donations given will be used to help with special youth projects: Operation Christmas Child, filling gift shoe boxes for children worldwide and participating in Dickinson County Upper Des Moines "Adopt a Family" by shopping for Christmas gifts for a local family. The public is encouraged to attend.
Tuesday, Nov. 1 is celebrated as All Saints' Day and, at 9 a.m., there will be a special Holy Eucharist. This will be a joint ecumenical service with Grace Lutheran Church of Spirit Lake.
The service will be led by Dr. Martin Lucin, pastor of Grace Lutheran Church, and members of both congregations will take part in the service. All Christians are invited to join us.
The 11th Annual Hunters' Mass will be held at 5:30 p.m. on St. Hubertus Day, Thursday, Nov. 3.
It will be brief service, and is a fitting end to an afternoon of pheasant hunting or whatever else is in season. All hunters -- past, present or future -- are welcome.
Hunting clothes are encouraged and expected. Following the service, prayers will be offered and blessings pronounced in the church yard for dogs (leashed), birds of prey (tethered), guns (unloaded), and any game you have taken in the day's hunt.
Immediately following there will be potluck of hors d'oeuvres, preferably of wild game, but anything domestic will be accepted. All are invited.
St. Alban's is located at 23rd and Zenith just east of the Lakes Regional Hospital.
For more information, please contact the church office at St. Alban's (336-1117), or check the church's website at www.stalbansepiscopalchurch.org or Facebook page at www.facebook.com/stalbansspiritlake.