Bishop’s 5K: Run/Walk to Alleviate Hunger

Bishop’s 5K
September 20
Soldier’s Field in Rochester, MN

Registration information:

Online registration is now open and ends on September 18. The registration can also be printed and mailed in using this downloadable PDF (note: it is an 8.5 x 14-inch document). This is a rain or shine event. Event registration limited to the first 250 participants.

Interested in collecting additional funds for Enough Food for All from friends and family? Please use this tracking guide. (The person who brings in the most donations will win a special lunch with Bishop Delzer!)

A printable 5K Poster can be downloaded here.

Dear Partners in Ministry

On behalf of Bishop Delzer, we invite you to participate in the First Annual “Bishop’s 5K: Run/Walk to Alleviate Hunger.” Across Southeastern Minnesota and throughout our state, thousands of people wonder when their next meal will come.

Who is struggling with hunger?

  • 1 in 10 Minnesotans run out of food resources before the end of the month
  • 35% of households seeking food assistance have at least one employed adult
  • The food insecurity rate in Minnesota is 11.4%
  • 1 in 6 Minnesota children are at risk for hunger
  • 100,000 people are assisted each year through programs from Channel One
  • 40% of the members of households served by Channel One are under the age of 18

We can make a difference! Move Together to “Finish Hunger.” As a healthy leader, Bishop Delzer is passionate about faith, fitness and ensuring enough food for all.

The Bishop’s 5K is a 3.1 mile run or 1 mile walk open to the first 250 participants. The event will take place on September 20th, 9am at Soldier’s Field in Rochester MN.

Together, we can all alleviate hunger! Move Together: Finish Hunger!

Let us run the race with perseverance,
Bishop Delzer

Bishop’s 5K Steering Team:

Rev. Karna Hagen, Chair
Rev. Randy Fett
Rev. Heidi Heimgartner
Sonja Kranz, Rochester Track Club Board Member
Kris Oppegard, AIM
Rev. Patrick Patterson
Rev. Fred Rengstorf

CLICK HERE for more information.

Pancake Breakfast & Bake Sale Benefit for Malachi Bjorngaard

Pancake Breakfast & Bake Sale Benefit for Malachi Bjorngaard

Pervin & Lois Bjorngaard’s son Malachi Bjorngaard (age 41) was recently diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. Malachi and his two sons, Tyler (15) and Anton (4) have recently moved from Worthington to Zumbrota to be closer to family and the Mayo clinic. The Wanamingo Lions and Commercial Club are holding a pancake and bake sale to help Malachi’s family with living expenses as he receives treatment.

Saturday July 19th at WANAMINGO LIONS & COMMERCIAL CLUB from 7:00 – 10:00 AM

Free Will Donation

CLICK HERE to download, view or print the flyer.

2014 Car Hop

We look forward to seeing you at the “Car Hop” in the church parking lot on Friday June 20th from 4:30-7pm!  There will be 50’s music, Hamburgers with all the fixings, Hot Dogs, Chips, Root Beer Floats, Popcorn, & new this year: Chocolate, Strawberry, or Caramel Sundaes.  How delicious does this sound?  Please join us in this fun kick off to the Covered Bridge Festival! Drive up in that fancy car & dine in your car or at the picnic table!  Take your honey out for supper at the hopping URLC parking lot!

Mother’s Day Brunch Winners!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for brunch last Sunday.  We deeply appreciate your support for URLC’s youth, which was reflected in all of the wonderful bids on the silent auction & purchasing of opportunity tickets.  Thank you!  For anyone curious about who won the top three prizes…

¨ The Handcrafted Wooden Bowl goes to JoAnne Harvey

¨ Kathy Roberts  won the Ceramic Tiled Planter

¨ Regi Herges now has a brand new iPad Mini

Thank you everyone for the awesome $2,926 profit from the fundraiser!  Way to help bump up the youth fund!

Women’s Shelter & Food Shelf Fundraiser Success

Our Sunday, May 4th church fundraiser was a terrific success!  All of the collected items were delivered on Monday, May 5th.  Many items were also given to the Zumbrota Area Food Shelf, including bedding and hygiene items.  Our thanks to ALL who donated including our WELCA Quilting Group, Main Street Trading, and Dr. Christensen & Mary Birmingham of Midwest Dental.

God Bless You All,
URLC Women’s Shelter Committee

Sytennde Mai Spring Sale

It ain’t over ’til it’s over!

The Sytennde Mai Spring sale fundraiser still has a life, but it will have to end soon. We have a few “nice” items still available and we want you to have another chance to check them out. So, after services on June 1st, please take a minute to stop in the library where we will have remaining items on display. There are several “nice” handmade wood shelves and golf clubs that would make good starter sets for a son or daughter just to name of few of the “treasures” to choose from.

And, if you were slow in doing your spring cleaning, maybe we can help you dispose of a few things… We can still accept certain items to add to what we have left in the church library. We can’t/won’t take: electronics,  adult clothes, baskets, books, puzzles, little “stuff” like small glassware or kitchen items. You get the idea: if it is fairly new &/or gently used (function-able/usable) and something you think someone else would love to have, get it to the church before June 1st,  and we will see if we can add to the dollar amount we have already raised to help with our budget deficit.

One more comment; We still have a dining room table and four chairs that are over 100 years old donated by John and Bernice Ratgen. A local antiques person recommended that we don’t ask for less than a $100 for the set even though the table needs some work done on it. If you are a handyperson who likes to fix stuff, this might be something you would like to check out. Or, if you know someone who likes to restore furniture, tell them about it. We plan to hold on to the set until we can get a fair price for it.

A final report on the results of our Sytennde Mai/Spring Sale will be in the church bulletin as soon as we bring the sale to an end as well as a thank you to all who helped make our first? annual sale a success. Until then, Keep Shopping!