9201 Normandale Blvd
Bloomington, MN 55437
Unchained by God's Word... United with God's People... Unleashed for God's Mission...
No Saturday Worship May 23, 2015
Summer Sunday Worship Service: 9:30 AM
Adult Bible Class: 8:15 and 10:45 AM
Join us Sunday for the LIVE BROADCAST of our 9:30 AM CST Worship Service
Beginning Memorial Weekend, May 23-24 St. Michael’s will begin our summer worship schedule of two weekend services: Saturday, 5 pm and Sunday, 9:30 am. Please note there is no Saturday worship service May 23.
Watch future announcements for information on summer Sunday, adult Bible classes.
(This schedule runs through Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 5-6. No Saturday Service on holiday weekends: May 23, July 4, and September 5.)
Beginning September 12-13 we resume our regular schedule of Saturday, 5 pm and Sunday, 8:15 & 10:45 am with Crosswalk, Youth & Adult Bible classes at 9:30 am.
Mission of the Month: Healing Haiti
Healing Haiti is a faith-based, non-profit organization dedicated to serving the poor, the vulnerable, and the disadvantaged both physically and spiritually. The ministry focuses on coming alongside those who God puts in our path, recognizing the dignity, talents, and potential of Haitians we serve. We believe there is unlimited potential just waiting to be unlocked and invite you to be a part of serving with and empowering these incredible people.
Empowering and Transforming Lives through Christ
Healing Haiti’s Culture: Micah 6:8 • Act Justly • Love mercy • Walk humbly
Highlights Happening this Month at St. Michael’s to Support Healing Haiti
Raising support and awareness towards Hope Church & School which is being built in the slums of Port-au-Prince
Raising support and awareness of Healing Haiti Discipleship Program with bakery and trade school initiatives in
Crosswalk Sunday School students are learning about Healing Haiti with understanding more about the importance
of clean water, food, education, and a new church and school being built for the people of Cite Soleil.
A team of St. Michael’s youth/Impact and adults are preparing for a transformational short term mission trip
experience July 13th-20th to make a difference in the lives of those living in extreme poverty being the hands and
feet of Christ.
Be on the lookout around church for donation items needed for the youth trip to take down to Haiti!
Immediate items needed:
High protein snack bars (please, no chocolate…melts) Beef Sticks, Jerky
Fruit and Nut snack packs or bulk Washcloths Bar Soap
Toothbrushes Toothpaste Large suitcases (please, no
hard side cases)Squeeze applesauce packs Gallon Ziploc bags
Your prayers and donations are greatly appreciated!
We will be sharing May 9th & 10th Healing Haiti’s ministries and heart at church. Be on the lookout for those with
their white Healing Haiti shirts to ask questions on their personal involvement to learn more about this
organization and how it has been transforming lives right here in our congregation!
WE WELCOME PASTOR RONALD MORITZ AS OUR INTENTIONAL INTERIM PASTOR!
Pastor Moritz has been an LCMS pastor for 39 years, including three years serving as an
Intentional Interim Pastor of three congregations (400-1,400 members), each
successfully completing the transition process resulting in the call of a pastor.
His strengths include his leadership and plan to give structure to our transition, while
allowing for flexibility. Congregational feedback sheets from his visit also identify him as
balanced, level-headed, having a good sense of humor and relatable. He and his wife,
Lorelle, currently reside in Michigan. They have three adult children and one grandchild.
If you are experiencing an emergency need, please call the main number of the church: 952-831-5276. If the church is closed, a voice mail instruction will provide you with a number to call for immediate assistance.
Support and Referral Ministry
St. Michael's cares deeply for those who are experiencing personal issues or family needs, and desires greatly to provide assistance in any way we can.
Jesus said: "For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me"; and also: "Love your neighbor as yourself."
St. Michael's church provides Christian support and professional referrals for those in need of assistance with depression, addiction, family conflict, senior care, and other personal and family crises; and also referrals of charitable organizations and outlets, and local agencies and resources for those in need of meals, groceries, clothing, transportation, shelter, and other family and individual care. Please call us and leave a message at 952-230-2038. We look forward to returning your call. You may also contact St. Michael's church direct at 952-831-5276.
COMFORT DOG MINISTRY
As a part of Lutheran Church Charities’ Comfort Dog Ministry. We are establishing a dedicated account titled “Comfort Dog Ministry” to receive gifts from members and friends of St. Michael’s. This on going fund will provide maintenance and food for the dog.
St. Michael's church now provides a drivers and meals service. Transportation is available for people who are unable to drive, or find alternate transportation for visits to medical clinics, grocery stores, pharmacies, etc. Meals delivered to homes are available for people who may be convalescing or who are otherwise temporarily unable to prepare meals at home. (Services available Monday through Friday between 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Driver service does not include transportation to church services.) Please call 952-831-5276. A person at the church welcome center will provide assistance.
GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP
We invite those who are grieving the loss of a loved one to join us Feb. 1 at 12:15. Bring a bag lunch. Suzanne Stoltenberg counselors will lead discussion, mutual support and prayer. Contact person JoAnn Cox, 952-929-1042.
We are compiling a Veteran’s Roster of our membership. Please sign the Veterans Roster Book in the tract rack.
Volunteer at St. Michael's
NURSERY VOLUNTEERS: Serve once every 4-6 weeks during Sunday morning church service. Read, sing, and play with the children, help clean and organize. Passionate for the youngest members of our church? Please contact Amber Harlan at 952-454-2992 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CROSSWALK and THE HUB: It takes a whole church to raise up a child strong in the love of Christ Jesus. Please see the Children, Youth and Young Adult page for more detailed information about our needs.
COFFEE SERVERS: Four times per year. Please contact Cheryl Zahn at 952-831-5276 or email email@example.com
The Joy Garden: Located at St. Michael’s. Volunteers are needed to plant, weed, tend, harvest and deliver produce. This is a great activity for families. Come when you can. 100 percent of the produce goes to charity. Contact Roxy Consoer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612.875.0262.
VEAP - Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People: Recently, suburban poverty levels have actually surpassed those in cities. Help with food distribution, transporta- tion and other needs in the community. Learn more at www.veapvolunteers.org or call 952-888-9616.
St. Michael’s Cooks for Kids Meal Group: Serve a meal once a month at the Ronald McDonald House at Children’s Hospital. If you like to cook, bake or serve food, and love kids, contact Sandy Engel at email@example.com. You can cook or bake from home or you can join them to serve. Men or women 18 or over.
Meals on Wheels: Provide nutritious meals to seniors and disabled individuals. You can help by offering kitchen assistance or labeling and packing meals for delivery. Monday through Friday, 11:45 a.m. at Bloomington Meals, St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 8400 France Ave. Contact: 952-835-1665 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
H.O.M.E. - Household & Outside Maintenance for the Elderly provides affordable services that help seniors continue to live independently. Volunteer to help with yard work, gardening, window washing, etc. To learn more visit www.seniorcommunity.org. To volunteer, contact email@example.com.
Bethany Prison Ministry: Write letters and send Christian materials to those in prison. Contact LeRoy Dugan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 952-829-2427.
Download the current St. Michael’s Volunteer/Service Opportunities
Download the current St. Michael’s Ministry Gifts Inventory
Communications: Bulletin and Newsletter
Building and Office Hours
Church building: Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m.- 9:00 p.m.
Church office: Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Pastoral Call Information
Pastor Aaron Rosenau has made a decision on the call we extended to him in April. After much deliberation and prayer he has decided to stay at Faith Lutheran in Appleton.
We have been praying for God to guide us to the man that He desires to be our next Pastor. Let’s continue praying that He will provide for us at the right time with the right person! To that end, the Call Committee led by Lisa Veith will be working with the District to obtain and consider an updated list of names as soon as possible. Please continue to cover the Call Committee and St. Michael’s in prayer as we move forward.