5th Annual Summer Food Shelf Drive

Open Your Hearts

Each Sunday we request a specific food/product donation that the food shelf needs. May 31st, kicked off “Boxed Potatoes Sunday”!
Please deposit items (as you are able) into Food Shelf bins at (worship/building) entrances.

The Schedule of Sunday Items:

31st: Boxed Potatoes

7th:  Canned meat (spam, chicken, tuna)
14th: Soup Crackers / Snack Crackers
21st:  Hamburger Helper
28th: Canned Fruit & Veggies

5th:  Pasta & Spaghetti sauce
13th: Toilet Paper
19th: Dish & Laundry Soap
26th: Soup

2nd: Baking Mix (cake, cookies, pancakes, cornbread, etc.)
9th:   Fruit Juice
16th: Canned Chili
23rd: Kleenex / Paper Towels
30th: Cold Cereal

6th: Cooking Oil & Condiments (salad dressing, catsup, mustard, steak sauce, maple syrup, etc.)

Blakstad House Fire

On Tuesday night, March 3rd, the Blakstad family farm home, south of Zumbrota, caught fire. It took 3 area fire departments, one truck at a time, entering and exiting the long, narrow drive, to extinguish the blazing fire. It reignited, early Wednesday morning and the firefighters returned to put out the fire! The home is a complete loss, as you can see in the photo. Fortunately, Eric and his dog, Spot made it out of the house safely and his daughter, Jenna was not there at the time, so was spared the horror of it all!

This family has an immediate need for all the basics. Right now, the best way to help them is by donating money. They are currently staying with Eric’s mom, Judy Blakstad (retired Zumbrota & PI teacher), in town. But, they lost EVERYTHING! The funds will be used to help pay for the  basics that are too numerous to count. Please give, even the smallest amount.

There have been many people in our area communities (Zumbrota, Pine Island, Oronoco, Wanamingo) asking how they can help. CLICK HERE for the best way. Let’s see if our small communities can come-together to make, or  break, this goal! Thank you!

Sue Sauter, family friend/retired PI teacher

Another way to help is by sending a check to the Bank of Zumbrota, please write”Eric Blakstad Benefit Account” on the memo line.

Delicious Cinnamon Rolls

The 7th Grade will be selling Cinnamon Rolls every Sunday in March.  An order form can be found online, outside the office, or at the back of the sanctuary.  Individual rolls will also be available for purchase at PACE for those 5 Sundays.  The money earned from sales helps fund the upcoming 7th grade “Kick-off to confirmation”; when the students attend  camp for a week at Good Earth Village in June!  Did we mention these rolls are DELICIOUS?

CLICK HERE to view, print, download the Cinnamon Roll Order Form.

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!