9201 Normandale Blvd
Bloomington, MN 55437
Unchained by God's Word... United with God's People... Unleashed for God's Mission...
Worship and Arts Camp
August 1-5, 10am-2pm
Come to experience
Worship to God
Using your gifts in
ART, DRAMA, DANCE, MUSIC, PUPPETRY, PHOTOGRAPHY...
St. Michael's Food Shelf: St. Michael's welcomes those who could benefit from some grocery supplements. If any church member or visitor is aware of an individual or family who could use such assistance, please contact the the church. Thank you to all who have contributed groceries to the food shelf. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.
Grief Support Group
Grief Support Group meets the first Sunday of the month in Room 8 from 12:30 to 2:30 (October – November and January – May). The group includes some teaching each month from professional therapists, Suzanne Stoltenberg or Karol Dahlof, and an opportunity for each participant to share their story of loss. Everyone is welcome.
November 1 - "Celebrating Holidays in the Midst of Grief"
Suzanne and Karol encourage the group to also attend a weekly Grief Share Group in a number of churches in the Twin Cities area. There are several close by.
GRIEF SHARE GROUPS IN OUR COMMUNITY
Hope Presbyterian Church
7132 Portland Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423
Wednesdays 3:30-5 p.m.
Cedar Valley Church
8600 Bloomington Avenue South
Thursdays 6-8 p.m. (September 3-December 10)
$15 Charge for books
November 19 is “Surviving the Holidays”
4300 West 98th Street
Bloomington, MN 55437
Group meets in Library inside the North Entrance Door
Thursdays 6:30-8:30 (September 10-December 10)
April Mission of the Month: Apple of His Eye Mission Society
Our April Mission of the Month is the Apple of His Eye Mission Society, a Recognized Service
Organization (RSO) of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, whose mission is "Boldly declaring
Y'shua as Messiah and urgently equipping others to do the same." This year, 2016, is the twentieth
anniversary of Apple of His Eye, and is the 40th year of founder Steve Cohen’s missionary outreach to
the Jewish people.
It is a bold and often sacrificial step for Jewish people to not only put their faith in
Jesus Christ as their Savior, but to also declare it publicly and reach out to other Jews.
We heard again during this Easter season: the people who first saw Jesus alive again after the
crucifixion and put their faith and trust in Him were Jews. Jesus of course was a Jew, and the people
who demanded that the Romans put him to death were also Jews. Every one of us played a part in
sending Jesus to the cross, and the salvation He earned is for Jews and Gentiles – for all people.
The Apple of His Eye newsletter is an informative resource, found at aohe.org. The March 2016
edition contains a summary and link to a new Pew report, which surveyed four major groups of Jews
in the nation of Israel about their ideas, identity and attitudes about religion, secularism and
democracy. Another article discusses Best Practices in Ministry, a fast growing movement in the
LCMS, which focuses on learning how to address the ministry challenges presented by 21st century
people, who simply think and act differently from 20th century people. Cohen gives training in faith
sharing though personal encounters with the Gospel.
Please visit aohe.org to learn more about this ministry, and how you can pray for them and offer
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.
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: 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.
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.
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
Building and Office Hours
Church building: Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m.- 9:00 p.m. Friday 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Church office: Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Communications: Bulletin and Newsletter