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
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.
August Mission of the Month: Trinity First School
Thank you for having Trinity First School as your Mission of the Month! The care and support we receive is a blessing
that we pray has eternal consequences. In preparation for this time to share our school, I was asked to think about
projects or things that St. Michael’s could help provide that would be meaningful to all involved. I must confess that I was
stumped. That request doesn’t usually throw me but this time it did. You see we are very thankful for everything we have
and see ourselves as fully blessed. In fact, our school secretary uses this phrase: Blessed Beyond our Square Footage!
This may seem an odd phrase for our school to proclaim but it is accurate. It is odd because Trinity First School is a
mission school in the inner city of Minneapolis and is completely dependent upon the donations that come to our doors.
Furthermore, the school has yet to receive enough regular donations to consider any year as fully funded. For example, we have experienced God’s provision in the form of glue sticks when we had not one left in the building. A woman stopped by and dropped off a bag full of them – she didn’t really know why, just saw them on sale at Target and thought of us. Cool! Another time we didn’t have anyone to serve lunch and an hour before serving, someone called and asked if we needed any help that day. Beyond cool!
What then can a congregation like St. Michael’s offer to this abundance?
You might be tempted to think that God has it covered and Trinity First School doesn’t need anything.
While God DOES provide for us every single day, He does so through His people (You!) We believe our most
important need is prayer. We humbly ask for you to lift up Trinity First School in your daily prayers. That is a gift we treasure beyond all gifts! We ask that you ask your heavenly Father to direct you to serve Him in His Kingdom and ask how he might use you at Trinity First School. That’s what the lady did who brought us the glue sticks! Please pray that the Holy Spirit will soften the hearts of our students and families when they hear his Word and that seeds of faith are planted. We seek partners in His Kingdom and we’ve found the best way is by the guidance of our Holy God.
Everyday God fills this school with children and their families who have many needs. The staff works hard to address the many challenges with the understanding that it is through our Savior that our true needs are met. We serve a high need population and are thankful God` has given us this opportunity.
What about other ways to help the school?
While the intangible blessing of prayer is what we ask, we also have tangible needs that we ask you to consider. We have an impressive Wish List that we publish on our website at trinityfirstschool.org. This has been our lifeline to many of the material needs our building and classrooms have encountered! This Wish List also shares our volunteer needs! Volunteers bring us much needed support and without them we would not be able to do what we do! Obviously, the financial gifts allow us to have our building, lights, books, teachers, etc. Each dollar that is sent to our school is precious because God multiplies it in miraculous ways. Our families cannot hope to cover the cost of their child’s education and this financial support allows them to receive a very special education with Jesus at its center.
We thank you for allowing us to come along side you to share our school. Please know that you are welcome to visit, as we are always excited to share what God is doing in our mission school!
Your Sister in Christ,
Sarah Wippich, Principal
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