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
Link to Proposed
Family Fest Marriage Booster Retreat
February 21, 2015
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Call the church or
sign up in the lobby.
Mission of the Month: Mekane Yesus Satellite TV Ministry
St. Paul, out of great passion for people to hear the Good News of the Gospel writes; “But how are they to call on one in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe on one of whom they have not heard? And how are they to hear without someone to proclaim to them? And how are they to proclaim him unless they are sent?” (Romans 10:14-15)
Mekane Yesus Satellite TV Ministry broadcasts sermons and programs in the cities and rural areas of Ethiopia in the native language. Several thousands watch sermons on their satellite TVs. In the United States, Europe, Arab Countries and the far East people watch these programs on the Internet and Youtube. Approximately 50,000 people follow the programs on Youtube with over 222,000 views to date. Of this figure 47% are men and 53% are women.
Some of these weekly sermons are recorded here at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church. The video files are sent to Chicago to be edited in the native languages. The finished programs are sent to London, England where they are broadcast into Ethiopia and shared around the world on the Internet.
Much of this ministry is accomplished through volunteers but the cost of the broadcast is significant. Your contributions make airing these programs possible. Currently these sermons are aired for thirty minutes once a week. There is an opportunity to increase the time and frequency from thirty minutes once per week to one hour programs three times a week. Each thirty minute program costs $100 to air. Thanks for sending someone to proclaim the Gospel using these effective means of communication.
Contact Lowell Herzberg if you would like more information on this ministry: firstname.lastname@example.org 952-230-2016.
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.
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 has initiated a Christian care ministry which provides professional counseling referrals, as well as local charitable organization and agency referrals for those in need of support for depression and anxiety, addiction issues, family conflict, loss of housing, medical care, financial crisis, groceries and meals, elderly care, and other family and personal issues. Please call and leave a message at 952-230-2038. We will return 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.
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: 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.
Mission Trip to Haiti: Join a team going to Haiti with Healing Haiti, Sept. 29 -Oct. 6. For more information, contact Tom Solberg at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 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.