9201 Normandale Blvd
Bloomington, MN 55437
Unchained by God's Word... United with God's People... Unleashed for God's Mission...
Saturday, August 30: No Service
Sunday, August 31: Worship 9:30 AM
To better serve our church and community beginning September 6
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 will resume September 17
Welcome Kacie Fahey!
Introducing our new Children's Minister, Kacie Fahey!
Kacie is married to Joshua and comes from Hutchinson, MN. A graduate of Bethel University with a Bachelor of Arts in Youth Ministry, Kacie comes to us with experience and a passion for children's ministry, and an enthusiasm to be part of the team in leading us forward in our children's, youth, young adult, and family ministry here at St. Michael's. She enjoys gardening, hiking and spending time with her husband and dog. Please give her a great welcome as she becomes part of the ministry here!
Mission of the Month: Lutheran Church in Norway
Rev. Torkild Masvie moved back to his native Norway in 2005 to start The Lutheran
Church in Norway (LCN). This is a church that stands for:
The inerrancy of the Bible
Passionate mission focus, and
St. Michael’s Mission of the Month monies helped begin a new church in Volda.
Messiaskirken — the Church of Messiah — has a site in Oslo and Bergen, and now
the one in Volda.
The worship service is transmitted directly over the internet from Oslo by live
streaming. It combines classic worship and modern technology with a strong
passion to reach the unsaved.
Missions are important, so the church tithes to overseas missions. Four of their
young people served in Israel at the New Age Festival near Tel Aviv to evangelize
secular Israelis who go there to seek the Hindu gods. Two of their young people
spent a year in Israel as missionaries working with Caspari Center for Biblical and
In Bergen the university students invite their friends to attend church with them.
One young woman there said, “One reason I want to invite people is that the
sermons give me so much, and I want others to experience the same. Sunday is the
day I charge my spiritual batteries. I get empty if I don’t go to church. When I go
there, I get filled.”
2014-2015 Stewardship Faith Promise information/form
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.
Save the date! Sept. 27-28 — 50th Celebration
The 50th Anniversary celebration continues on Sept. 27-28. On Saturday evening, Sept.27, we’ll have a catered dinner (reservations required) with a formal program. A celebratory worship service involving sons of the congregation will be on Sunday, Sept. 28, followed by an old-fashioned church picnic in the afternoon.
Members and former members will be informed of these details as they become available.
We need your help! Do you have an address or email address of a former member? Or siblings, children, relatives or friends who might be interested in hearing about the anniversary events?
By July 15, please contact Lois Martin at email@example.com or 952- 941-5372 or with any information/addresses/email addresses you may have.
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
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.
July 9 Christmas in July: Help serve a Christmas-themed dinner to families of patients at the Ronald McDonald House at Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis. Contact Sandy Engel at 952-941-3937 or email@example.com.
Bethesda Thrift Shop located at 4749 County Rd.101 in Minnetonka. Help with cashiering, sorting and pricing items for sale. Proceeds provide support for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities at Bethesda Lutheran Communities at Watertown, Wis. For more information contact Jan Veith at firstname.lastname@example.org or bethesdalutherancommunities.org/minnetonka, 952-939-0988.
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.
Feed My Starving Children: July 21, the 7th-12th grade girls slumber party is heading to FMSC during the evening. Contact Barb Lapham at 952-831-5276 or at 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
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
The Church will be closed in observance of Labor Day, September 1.
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.