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
Please note that on March 15 we will broadcast the service at 9:30 AM CDT
MARCH UNITY SERMON SERIES
March 1—“Our Unity in Christ” Pastor Moritz
March 8—“The Role of Pastor in a United Congregation.”President Nadasdy
March 15 –“Our Unified Congregation” Pastor Scott Christenson
(one 9:30am Service also marks the end of our 50th Anniversary Year)
March 22- “God’s Power Works in our Unified Congregation” Pastor Sherren
This series prepares our hearts and minds to call our next Senior Pastor
Please give priority to gathering in God’s House to Share His Holy Word
March 29-Palm Sunday and beginning of Holy Week.
Link to Proposed
Mission of the Month: Fishermen's Trust
Mission of the Month: Fishermen's Trust
The Fishermen Trust (TFT) is a registered charity based in Bangalore, India. Established in 2006, TFT is a non-profit, sustainable organization whose primary focus is to offer its services in order to fund its vital and influential work among the young people and children of India. TFT offers camping and adventure programs for people of all ages and from all walks of life. It’s through offering these programs that we are able to fund our work with young people and children who are less privileged. India’s economy and wealth is booming and yet young people and children are still suffering. The feeling of hopelessness and worthlessness is widespread and suicide is at record levels between the ages of 15 and 29. We firmly believe that these young people need education, not necessarily mental arithmetic and scientific equations but a more holistic, experiential education, encouraging self esteem and self worth. TFT has therefore been established to Engage and Empower these young people in order to equip them to make better life choices. Outdoor pursuits are a great tool in youth work. TFT already runs camps with existing campsites however we are working towards setting up our own outdoor adventure center. Here we will provide various adventure activities and camps for underprivileged and dysfunctional young people and also host our corporate and schools programs. TFT Adventure Center will also function as a training center for outdoor pursuits. We are on schedule to have the adventure center up and running soon. It will provide activities that are purpose built to enhance learning in personal and social development. Through our drop-in center project we are providing advice, advocacy and counseling for young people, dealing with issues such as, sexual health, abuse, substance misuse, employment, mental health etc. Advocacy is an integral part in supporting young people, empowering them to make informed choices. Raj from Fisherman Trust will be visiting St. Michael’s from Bangalore, India the weekend of February 21 —22 , speaking at services, Bible study, children's and youth groups.
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.