Instructions for Youth Sunday Service

The 2nd Sunday of every month is “Youth Sunday”

Acolytes: Please arrive 15 minutes before the service begins to let the Pastor know you are here. Go to the acolyte room to robe up. Please light the candles at least 5 minutes before the service begins. The candles on the Altar need to be lit. If there is a Baptism that day, please light the Baptism candle. The Acolytes sit by Pastor Marggi in the first right pew. If she needs your assistance at Communion or at the Children’s sermon, you can help her.

Ushers: Please arrive at least 20 minutes before the service begins. We’ll need an usher at each side of the entrances to the sanctuary. Ushers hand out bulletins to the congregation members as they arrive. During the offering, the ushers pick up the offering plates from the acolyte at the front of the church. Ushers split to each side of the church to help pass the plate to each pew. If there are 4 ushers, one will go to each side of the pew, the wall & the aisle. This helps for a very easy & quick offering time & is very helpful to the congregation members. Make sure you count how many people are in attendance at the service & write this down on the paper inside the baggy found on the usher stand at the main entrance. After the service is over, please empty the offering plates into the baggy. The loose change and dollars should be counted & written in the appropriate place on the paper. The checks & envelopes do not get counted; just place them in the envelope. This baggy goes in the slot on the door of the main office downstairs.

Readers: The secretary will always e-mail the reading the week before or Cindy will hand you a copy at confirmation class. There is usually only one reading and a responsive Psalm to read. We only have you read at the one assigned service.

 

NOTE: The above schedule is SET for Ushering, Reading & Acolytes.  IF you CANNOT attend one of these assigned services, it is YOUR DUTY to find a replacement, NOT Cindy’s, NOT a Pastor’s, NOT the Secretary’s. Please let the Secretary or Cindy know of any changes so the bulletin will be updated with the correct names.

 

Youth Fundraising 2018-19

Youth Fundraising

Scrip Cards Program starts in November and December

Scrip cards are gift cards you buy & can use at many different retail stores, restaurants & gas stations.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Person buys a Scrip card for ‘Store XYZ’ (listed with an 8% return). They pay a youth $100.
  2. Then URLC pays ‘Scrip’ $92 for the $100 card and keeps $8.00 (the 8% return).
  3. Card arrives, goes to person.
  4. Person spends $100 at ‘Store XYZ’.
  5. The Youth just made $8, and person didn’t loose a penny.

It’s a win-win for buyer & URLC. The forms will be available outside of the office or you can download and print the order form at http://www.urlchurch.org/scrip. Not only do these make awesome gifts for any holiday or special occasion they are also great to use while doing your own shopping.

Cookie Auction

Sunday, December 2nd, 2018 9:15 am

This is an awesome fundraiser when the youth & many other members of the congregation make a variety of baked goodies & they are auctioned off at an incredible price to help our youth. This is a super fun fundraiser to simply watch all the bidding on the tasty & creative treats that come and go.

Oodles of Noodles

Sunday January 27th, 2019 11:15am

2019 will be the 6th annual Noodle feast. There will be three different kinds of noodles with spaghetti – alfredo sauces, meatballs & garlic bread available. The best part is that it’s ALL Homemade!

Soup Suppers

Starting on Ash Wed., March 6th, 2019 at 5:30pm & continuing every Wednesday week until Holy Week.

Each Wednesday during Lent our Youth serve a wide variety of homemade soups donated from our congregation members.  

Easter Breakfast

Sunday, April 21st  2019

On Easter Sunday, our Youth leads an Easter Drama at 7:00am in the Sanctuary for everyone. After the service, the youth serves a delicious Easter Breakfast until 8:30am

Mother’s Day Brunch

Sunday, May 12th, 2019 9:00am

Each Mother’s Day we serve a brunch with quite an array of fabulous food such as made to order omelets, French toast, ham, scrambled eggs, pancakes, cinnamon rolls, fresh fruit, Mother’s day cake  & many beverages.  There is a silent auction with a raffle for prizes to help boost our youth funds. This brunch is scheduled from 9:00am-noon.

Car Hop

Friday June 14th, 2019 – A great kick off to Covered Bridge Days

Get out your poodle skirt & drive your fancy car down to the URLC parking lot. The youth will be serving Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Root Beer Floats, Popcorn, Sno-Cones & chips! You can eat outside at our picnic tables or dine in your car! We listen to 50’s music while we serve from 4:30-7:30pm.

 

2018-19 Confirmation Youth Activities

Youth Event/Activities

2019 Mission Trip out West!

We travel to Sheridan, Wyoming to do some mission work consisting of painting, yard work, building, & more.  We get to be a part of the west by going to the pro champion Sheridan Wyoming Rodeo.  This is an awesome trip out west.  We’ll do some sightseeing along the way including Mt. Rushmore!  Youth in 9th-12th can sign up for this trip this fall.

2020 Canoe Trip

Canoe leaders take a group of youth to the Boundary Waters/Canoe Area in Canada, for a breathtaking canoe trip to see God’s beautiful lake country.  Youth in 9th-12th grade can sign up the fall of 2019 for this amazing trip.

2021 ELCA Youth Gathering Minneapolis, MN

June 29th-July 3rd we travel to the Youth Gathering which will be held here in MN for the first time!  The Youth Gathering is held every 3 years. This consists of 30,000 Youth & leaders. This is a memorable trip of sightseeing, worshiping together, mission work & hearing amazing speakers & musicians. This trip is a favorite for 9th -12th grade students who have finished that grade.

CBC

CBC (Christian Breakfast Club) is every Wednesday morning from 7:15-7:50 am. If you can get here Cindy & other classmates can give you a ride to school. These meals are funded on the money donated by those eating with us Wednesday mornings. We ask each student to bring a good will offering of $2-3 (or what they can) each Wednesday for the food. There is an offering basket available for these donations. Pancakes, bacon, egg bakes, biscuits & gravy, omelets, crepes, breads, cinnamon rolls, French toast, breakfast quesadillas & breakfast pizzas are just a few of the things Cindy likes to offer for breakfast. We are a great support group for each other before your school day. This breakfast club is open to any youth from the community and not just from URLC!

Youth Room

Join fellow confirmation peers afterschool in the Youth Room for some down time and fun time. Free popcorn & $1 Pizza slices are available every Wednesday between 3pm and the start of Confirmation classes. Feel free to play games like pool, foosball, air hockey or ping pong. Maybe just sit back and watch DVDs/Netflix, or get some homework done. We have wireless Wi Fi  in the Youth room [PASSWORD: youth2013]. And Cindy is always here afterschool with the YOUTH on Wednesdays.

Super Night in Rochester (Rochester Area Youth for Christ])

Each year Super Night is put on in Rochester. This is an All-Night event: 9:30pm-5:45am! We start at Calvary Lutheran & buses shuttle all night to different spots like: Bowl o’ City & Recreation Center. We get to bowl, ice skate, broomball, swim, basketball, tennis, dodgeball, laser tag & more! It’s an amazing night with 700 kids from all over MN!

Confirmation Picnic

At the last Confirmation Class we have a picnic outside on the lawn. There will be lawn games including Volleyball, music and great food for everyone to celebrate the end of another school year, and the beginning of summer.

Movie Afternoons

Through the year we will offer some family movie days with snacks! WE watch our movie on the big screen in the fellowship hall! Stay tuned for the dates!

Skiing at Welch Village

Sign up this winter to go skiing at Welch Village and get a great group rate! Depending on the amount of snow  we have we plan on skiing the afternoon of Sunday, February 10th.  

Sr. High Recognition

We recognize our 2019 Senior High Graduates on Sunday, May 19th during our 9:30am fellowship time in the Fellowship Hall.  Come & visit with all the graduates to hear what their future plans are after high school.

 

 

7th Grade Confirmation Camp

Confirmation Camp is Sunday June 8th to Friday June 13th.

All parents are responsible for rides to & from camp, contact one of your classmates to ride-share.

Cindy will be going down on Sunday the 8th and can help take 7 youth if needed.  Please contact Cindy at work 732-7303 or youth@urlchurch.org