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!

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!


Garage Sale Fundraiser


SATURDAY, MAY 17TH 8:00 A.M. TO 2:00 P.M

Come shop/search for hidden garage sale treasures at the URLC Garage Sale Fundraiser Saturday, May 17th. The event is sponsored by United Redeemer members & is open to the community. There will also be a chance to get some homemade Norwegian treats for sale: Lefse, Krumkake, Rosettes, Cookies & Breads.

Baskets of Promise Response

Each Wednesday & Sunday of Lent we asked folks to bring a specific item for donation that will be used to assemble Personal Care Kits that give people around the world tools to stay healthy in life’s most challenging situations.

Our congregational goal was to assemble 20 Lutheran World Relief (LWR) Care Kits during Lent!  After all was counted it turns out that we will be able to provide 28 Care Kits. [each kit consisted of 2 bars of soap, 1 toothbrush, 1 comb & 1 nail clipper wrapped in a towel and tied with yarn]  Thank You’ to everyone who donated for this project.

   Here are the collection totals:

Bars of Soap = 83
Widetooth Combs =59
Bath Towels = 38 Nail Clippers = 28
Toothbrushes = 96

After assembling the kits (special thanks to confirmation student, Alex Moreno for doing this) the remaining items were given to the Zumbrota Area Food Shelf.

Garage Sale Fundraiser

Yes, our Syttende Mai Spring Sale is on! Now comes the fun part – the setting up on Friday, the sale on Saturday and the cleanup after. We have plenty of volunteers, but we can always use more. Here is a schedule we will try to follow:

  • Setup, pricing, planning and maybe a little panicking starting at noon on Friday.
  • Open the doors to lots of eager shoppers at 8am and close the doors at 2pm.

Please feel free, if you would like to help, to be in the fellowship hall for whatever time you can spare either Friday and or Saturday.

One more time: This will be a sale of any item that is clean, maybe kind of new, but definitely gently used. Based on questions from folks planning to donate, we know we will have clothing, kids toys, furniture, household items and whatever. We do need to be careful about accepting electronics, so please ask about those items if you aren’t sure whether to donate anything electronic.

Remember too, if you need help getting your items to the church, call Jessica at the church or Dick Whitaker to make arrangements for pickup. If there is anything you are donating that you would like returned if it doesn’t sell, please let us know, otherwise all unsold items will be given to one of the several charitable organizations in the area.

To celebrate Norwegian Independence Day, we will have coffee, of course, and maybe even some Norwegian eats available. The weather is certain to be nice, but even if it isn’t, you will be inside where it will be warm and where everyone will be friendly! Shop ’til you drop.