9201 Normandale Blvd
Bloomington, MN 55437
Unchained by God's Word... United with God's People... Unleashed for God's Mission...
Saturday: Worship Service 5:00 PM
Sunday: Worship 9:30 AM
Sunday: Adult Bible Class - 8:15 and 10:45 AM
Sunday: Kids Stop 10:45 AM
Wednesday: The Hub will resume September 17
Mission of the Month: The Gideons International
Your generosity is changing the world! Through your prayers and gifts, Gideons provides Bibles and New Testaments in more than 190 countries and 90 languages at a rate of one million every five days. We go to 48 countries where missionaries can’t go. People struggle to survive. Scripture orders keep coming in.
However, funds are not keeping up. We need your help to meet the need. “God wants everyone to be saved.” 1 Timothy 2:4
Want to contribute? Questions? Go to www.gideons.org or contact Jim Haedtke at 952-200-4318 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2014-2015 Stewardship Faith Promise information/form
Communications: Bulletin and Newsletter
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.
Save the date! Sept. 27-28 — 50th Celebration
The 50th Anniversary celebration continues on Sept. 27-28. On Saturday evening, Sept.27, we’ll have a catered dinner (reservations required) with a formal program. A celebratory worship service involving sons of the congregation will be on Sunday, Sept. 28, followed by an old-fashioned church picnic in the afternoon.
Members and former members will be informed of these details as they become available.
We need your help! Do you have an address or email address of a former member? Or siblings, children, relatives or friends who might be interested in hearing about the anniversary events?
By July 15, please contact Lois Martin at email@example.com or 952- 941-5372 or with any information/addresses/email addresses you may have.
LIBRARY NEWS Check out the Library Outpost, next to the sermon CD’s. There is a new
supply of resources from Ambassadors for Reconciliation and items on the subject of
“God’s Fingerprints” Women’s Gathering - July 29
Join us for a special gathering of women! Come and hear personal stories from women of all ages and enjoy an ice cream sundae buffet.
Tuesday, July 29, 7-8:30 p.m., St. Michael’s Fellowship Hall
$5 per person. Register at the sign-up desk in the Narthex.
Meet new people! Connect with other believers! See God’s work in our lives! Invite a friend!
Worship Arts Camp - August 18 to 22
WORSHIP ARTS CAMP Art: drama, dance, music, puppetry. Aug. 18-22, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For children in 2nd-12th grades as of Sept. 1, 2014. $20 per child/$30 family cap. Art Camp participants will present their art during Aug. 23-24 worship services. Registration forms available at the lobby welcome center or register on-line at this link. For more information contact Jane Horn at 952-831-5276, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com or 612.875.0262.
July 9 Christmas in July: Help serve a Christmas-themed dinner to families of patients at the Ronald McDonald House at Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis. Contact Sandy Engel at 952-941-3937 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bethesda Thrift Shop located at 4749 County Rd.101 in Minnetonka. Help with cashiering, sorting and pricing items for sale. Proceeds provide support for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities at Bethesda Lutheran Communities at Watertown, Wis. For more information contact Jan Veith at email@example.com or bethesdalutherancommunities.org/minnetonka, 952-939-0988.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com.
Feed My Starving Children: July 21, the 7th-12th grade girls slumber party is heading to FMSC during the evening. Contact Barb Lapham at 952-831-5276 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mission Trip to Haiti: Join a team going to Haiti with Healing Haiti, Sept. 29 -Oct. 6. For more information, contact Tom Solberg at email@example.com. Sign up through the end of June (late sign-up if space available).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bethany Prison Ministry: Write letters and send Christian materials to those in prison. Contact LeRoy Dugan at email@example.com or 952-829-2427.
Download the current St. Michael’s Volunteer/Service Opportunities
Download the current St. Michael’s Ministry Gifts Inventory
WELCOME CENTER VOLUNTEER NEEDED on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5 – 9
p.m. and on Tuesdays from 11:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Duties include directing visitors and
answering the phone. If you can help, please contact Kurt Gensmer at 612.850.3351.
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.