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 9:00 AM
Sunday: Cross Walk and Bible Class 10:30 AM
Wednesday: The Hub ~ Meal 5:15 PM ~ Worship 6:15 PM ~ Classes 6:30 PM
Monday, April 21 ~ Church Building Closed
Mission of the Month: Apple of His Eye Mission Society & Caspari Center for Biblical and Jewish Study
The apostle Paul was a Jew who was commissioned to bring the news of Christ to the Gentiles. Still, his heart was with his people as he wrote to the Romans: “Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for the Israelites is that they may be saved….since they did not know the righteousness that comes from God and sought to establish their own, they did not submit to God’s righteousness.” Romans 10: 1, 3-4.
Our Mission of the Month includes both the Apple of His Eye Mission Society and the Caspari Center for Biblical and Jewish Study -- two groups that are devoted to finding and preserving the facts about the start of the Christian Church that would spread around the globe. Both groups courageously work to teach and inspire modern Jews, Gentiles and Arabs to continue this Great Commission given by the Jewish Messiah, the Savior of the entire world.
These two groups engage not only in mission to fellow Jews, but also in extensive research and writing about the Jewish religion. So many truths have been pushed aside in favor of ignorance and prejudice that has no basis in fact. Gentile Christians are often as ignorant as Jews about the seamless connection between the Old and New Covenants, and we need to correct this through prayer, faithful study and learning more about these Missions. Paul wrote later in Romans 10:12 “For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile – the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him.”
SonTreasure Island Vacation Bible School
Important Dates to Remember:
VBS Volunteer Training: You must attend one.
Sunday, June 8 from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Wednesday, June 4 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Wednesday, June 11 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm
VBS Set-up & Decorate the Church: All help is appreciated and makes things go quickly.
Friday, June 13 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday, June 14 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
VBS Dedication Church Services: Remember to wear your VBS Staff tie-dye t-shirt.
Saturday, June 14 @ 5:00 pm
Sunday, June 15 @ 9:00 am
Family Fun Night: More details to come
Thursday, June 19
If you need a VBS Staff t-shirt, please let Barb Lapham (email@example.com) know by May 30.
We are looking for the following items to be donated, borrowed, or created. For each of the theme rooms, we have directions and patterns to be used for many of the items that can be created. Items can be brought in starting May 15.
Shipwreck Bay: grass table skirt, decorative fish & shellfish, seashells, woven grass/straw/bamboo mats, water-sports equipment (surfboards, kayaks, snorkel gear, boogie boards, etc.), beach towels, beach umbrellas & stands, chairs, bags, artificial tropical plants & palms, blue butcher paper for ocean
Treasure Point: treasure chests, fake jewels & bead necklaces, coins, golden treasures (candlesticks, cups, plates), old rusted shovel, burlap fabric, large treasure map, large ship, large dolphins
Dragonfly Falls: tall waterfall pattern, fish, frogs, giant dragonflies, lily pads
Coral Reef: blue butcher paper ocean, brown paper bag rocks, fake seaweed, fake coral plants, sea creatures (fish, turtles, sharks, octopi, sea horses, starfish, crabs, etc.), cardboard boxes covered w/ brown paper for larger coral rocks, blue shower curtain, stuffed snorkeler (full-body wet suit w/ hood, snorkel mask, fins)
Parrot Landing: artificial tropical plants (potted palms, philodendrons, banana trees, flowering vines, etc.), tropical flower crafts, parrots, lizards
Coconut Snack Shack: snack shack (bamboo poles, thatched roof awning - grass skirt glue on heavy cardboard), sign, grass mats, small wicker or rattan tables & chairs, brightly colored tablecloths, coconut shell/tropical glasses w/ mini umbrellas & straws, beach items (sunglasses, sunscreen, straw hats, beach towels), artificial tropical plants, palms & flowers, artificial tropical fruit
2014-2015 Stewardship Faith Promise information/form
Communications: Bulletin, Newsletters, Committees
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.
LWML SPRING RALLY At Cross View Lutheran Church in Edina. Tickets and more
information available at the sign-up desk in the lobby. $8, includes lunch. Deadline to
sign up is Sun. April 20.
LUTHERAN CHURCH EXTENSION FUND SCHOLARSHIPS Applications are available for
graduating high school seniors or current full-time post-secondary students at an
accredited institution. Deadline is the end of April. Visit lcefuppermidwest.org/
scholarships for more information.
ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY Join other St. Michael’s members and friends in beautifying
Normandale Boulevard by picking up trash. Meet at St. Michael’s, Saturday, April 26, at 9:00
a.m. (meet at the southwest corner of the parking lot). Participants must be 18 years or
older. Questions? Contact Anne & Paul Dahl at 952-583-1019.
The YOU ARE LOVED! CMF New Baby Brunch is on Saturday, April 26, 9:15 - 11:15 a.m. in the
Fellowship Hall. Any mom who has had a new baby within the past 12 months is welcome to
attend! Free childcare for older siblings will be provided, and "Rocking Chair Gals" will be
around to hold new bundles of joy while moms relax. Please RSVP by April 19 to Christina
Stockton at firstname.lastname@example.org or (612) 805-7927 or to Shana Schaefer at
email@example.com or (952) 898-3402.
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
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
Download the current St. Michael’s Volunteer/Service Opportunities
S.O.N. Day May 4, 2014 - Serving Our Neighbor. Join fellow members and friends in a
CommUNITY outreach day to share God’s love in tangible ways, by serving our community.
Sign-ups will begin next weekend. We are still in need to “point people” for different
opportunities. (Help guide the team to a location that is already set up). Take time to
connect with each other, the community and share your light! Questions? Contact Sue
Timmerman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Monday, April 21 ~ Church Building Closed
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.