9201 Normandale Blvd
Bloomington, MN 55437
Unchained by God's Word... United with God's People... Unleashed for God's Mission...
No Saturday Service September 5 - Saturday Worship Service 5:00 PM
Summer Sunday Worship Service: 9:30 AM
No Bible Class September 6 - Adult Bible Class: 8:15 and 10:45 AM
Sunday, September 13
Worship 9:30 AM
Sunday School Meet and Greet 10:30 AM
Fellowship Hour 3:00 PM
Installation of Pastor Pat Simmons 4:00 PM
Join us Sunday for the LIVE BROADCAST of our 9:30 AM CST Worship Service
Men's Fall Retreat
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.
September Mission of the Month: Lutheran Special Education Ministries/Lutheran Education Foundation of Minnesota
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them,
for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14
Lutheran Special Education Ministries (LSEM) and Lutheran Education Foundation of Minnesota (LEFM) are working cooperatively to support Lutheran elementary and secondary schools in the Twin Cities area. LSEM assists schools to implement special education programs and LEFM provides students with scholarships.
Lutheran schools are aware of the need to increase their ability to accept students who have either financial and/or special education needs. They often hear from parents, grandparents and students who desire to participate in a Lutheran education program. They are seeking an educational program which is Christ centered, value based and provides a quality education. In an effort to be successful in achieving this challenge the schools often look for support from such organizations as LEFM and LSEM.
Lutheran Education Foundation of Minnesota and Lutheran Special Education Ministries are organized to work with the schools to meet the challenge listed above. LEFM was founded by laypeople concerned that our Lutheran schools are struggling financially. Realizing that these schools are a great asset to our communities, the founders are determined to bring Lutheran school supporters together in a united effort to support our schools. All donations go directly into student scholarships. Administrative costs are covered by Board members. LSEM works with the schools to help students who experience a special learning need with reading, math or Attention Deficit Disorder.
It is the goal of LEFM and LSEM to assist Lutheran schools to be successful in their mission of reaching more children with a Christian education thus reaching out to those who are unchurched. This past year LEFM provided $20,000 in student scholarships. For further information contact Board members: Merlin Bretzman, Lucy Einess, Carol Radunz, Mel Soderholm or LSEM Development Counselor and board member Dennis Senne. LSEM (www.luthsped.org) LEFM (www.teachourkids.org)
Our target focus for this month is connected to the beginning of a new school year. Because we provide support to numerous Lutheran Schools in the Twin Cities area we would like to assist you in making a visit to one or more of them. This would serve two purposes: a way for you to observe what we are doing and more importantly learn of a way you can become involved in the school. If interested contact anyone of the Board members and we will assist you in making the necessary arrangements.
Bringing Hope to Struggling Children and their Families! To God Alone Be the Glory!
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.
St. Michael's church now provides a drivers and meals service. Transportation is available for people who are unable to drive, or find alternate transportation for visits to medical clinics, grocery stores, pharmacies, etc. Meals delivered to homes are available for people who may be convalescing or who are otherwise temporarily unable to prepare meals at home. (Services available Monday through Friday between 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Driver service does not include transportation to church services.) Please call 952-831-5276. A person at the church welcome center will provide assistance.
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: 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Communications: Bulletin and Newsletter
Building and Office Hours
Church building: Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m.- 9:00 p.m.
The Building will be closed September 4, 5 and 7 in observance of Labor Day weekend.
Church office: Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Pastoral Call Information