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 CDT Worship Service
Sign up for the new Church Directory
We are creating a new church directory! There is no cost to you and you will receive a free LifeTouch professional photo. You may purchase additional prints if you wish.
There are three easy ways for you to sign up:
Call the church office: 952-831-5276
Visit the sign up table in the narthex Sunday mornings
Click on the link below to register on-line
Lifetouch is partnering with us to have a food drive during our photography sign-ups. They are asking families to bring in a non-perishable food item for our local food shelf. They will in turn give you a $5.00 off certificate to thank you for your donation. In addition, a $10.00 certificate is sent to families that sign-up online with a reminder e-mail. Lifetouch knows not everyone has an email address or access to the internet, so they are automatically offering the certificate to everyone, should you choose to purchase.
Mission of the Month: Youth for Christ International
For a number of years St. Michael’s has been partnering with Bryan Blomker, the Youth for Christ International (YFCI) liaison for Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. Together with Bryan and YFCI, St. Michael’s is actively involved in reaching young people with the life-changing message of Jesus Christ.
Young people who are vulnerable, lonely, trying to make sense of the world and trying to find meaning in life are finding it through a relationship with Jesus Christ. St. Michael’s prayers and financial support of Bryan in his role with YFCI in this area are a vital part of helping to make this happen.
YFCI is an interdenominational youth outreach organization that God has been using for 70 years. Currently they work in 140 nations.
In the Middle East they are actively reaching young people. Some of their outreach there includes:
A radio and TV ministry that reaches the entire Middle East
Outreach to Syrian and Iraqi refugees in Lebanon (80 percent of the refugees are under the age of 20).
Ongoing ministry in Lebanon and Egypt, including school, camps and neighbor-hood ministry.
Training of youth leaders from Iraq, Jordan and the Arabian Gulf.
Pioneering of new nations.
Bryan will be at St. Michael’s on Sunday, Oct. 19 to share more about YFCI’s outreach across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.
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.
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.
Mission Trip to Haiti: Join a team going to Haiti with Healing Haiti, Sept. 29 -Oct. 6. For more information, contact Tom Solberg at email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bethany Prison Ministry: Write letters and send Christian materials to those in prison. Contact LeRoy Dugan at email@example.com 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
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.