9201 Normandale Blvd
Bloomington, MN 55437
Unchained by God's Word... United with God's People... Unleashed for God's Mission...
Saturday Worship Service 5:00 PM
Summer Sunday Worship Service: 9:30 AM
Adult Bible Class: 8:15 and 10:45 AM
Join us Sunday for the LIVE BROADCAST of our 9:30 AM CST Worship Service
Mike's @ Mugs
July 22, 2015
July Mission of the Month: Urban Homeworks
Over the years a number of St. Michaels members have helped with restoring
homes in Minneapolis with Urban Homeworks. Another opportunity to serve
with Urban Homeworks will be October 24 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. for 16
years and older and no construction experience is necessary. Keep watch for
Mission of Urban Homeworks
The mission of Urban Homeworks is to perpetuate the hope of Jesus Christ
through innovative community development that produces equitable, dignified
housing, a strategic network of good neighbors, and the redemptive development
of real estate.
Who We Are
Since 1995, Urban Homeworks has been responding to the voices of our neighbors by providing
dignified housing opportunities, creating space for construction training, intentionally weaving together
a network of engaged neighbors, and mobilizing volunteers. Our focus on stability and connecting
resources so that individual and communal assets emerge, thrive, and invigorate our neighborhoods
has resulted in more than 200 redeveloped properties and a network of 17,000 volunteers, 1,200 construction
trainees, and over 400 Urban Neighbors.
Here’s a short video that shows what Urban Homeworks does: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
Learn more about Urban Homeworks at www.urbanhomeworks.com
For more information, contact Mike Timmerman email@example.com
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 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.
Church office: Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Pastoral Call Information
The Call Committee led by Lisa Veith will be working with the District to obtain and consider an updated list of names as soon as possible. Please continue to cover the Call Committee and St. Michael’s in prayer as we move forward.