9201 Normandale Blvd
Bloomington, MN 55437
Unchained by God's Word... United with God's People... Unleashed for God's Mission...
Saturday: Worship 5:00 PM
Sunday Worship Service: 8:15 and 10:45 AM
Sunday Bible Class and Crosswalk: 9:30 AM
Wednesday: The Hub
Join us Sunday for the LIVE BROADCAST of our 10:45 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.
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.
The youth choir from St.Stephen Lutheran Church will present
Joseph and the Amazing Technocolor Dreamcoat
at the 10:45 AM service on April 26.
Mission of the Month: Apple of His Eye and Caspari Center
The Great Commission began with Jewish Christians. What did Jesus, Paul and Peter all have in common? All were Jewish, and all had a mission: to bring human beings to the knowledge of their sin and of the repentance that would bring them the grace of God’s forgiveness. Apple of His Eye Mission Society and Caspari Center for Biblical and Jewish Studies continue to bring this same message to Jewish people all over the world today. As explained to the Jews, who already understood the concept of sacrifices for sin: “When Christ came as high priest of the good things that are already there….He did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves, but He entered the Most Holy Place once for ALL by His own blood, having obtained eternal redemption.” Hebrews 9: 11, 12. This He did on the cross on Good Friday and confirmed it by rising to life again on Easter Sunday morning.
Apple of His Eye and Caspari Center focus their ministries upon bringing the Good News of Christ’s love, sacrifice and forgiveness to Jewish people and, coincidentally, to Gentiles too. They have built a foundation of historical and theological background, and of devoted staff and volunteers who help break down the artificial human barriers to Jewish acceptance of their Savior, Jesus Christ. The study material and websites of both organizations can be used to equip anyone, including you, to open up a dialogue with a Jewish friend, co-worker or family member about Christ and His remarkable fulfillment of all the promises made to the Jews in the Old Testament. Check out www.appleofhiseye.org and www.caspari.com for some good reading material.
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.
Communications: Bulletin and Newsletter
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
Building and Office Hours
Church building: Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m.- 9:00 p.m., Friday 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 pm.
Church office: Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Pastoral Call Information
Our congregation issued a unanimous call at its Voters' Meeting on April 12, 2015 to Pastor Aaron Rosenau of Faith Lutheran in Appleton, WI. Let us praise the Lord and give thanks for His guidance upon reaching this milestone. Please join us in continuing prayer for Pastor Rosenau, for his wife and children, and for his congregation, as he prayerfully considers our call.