9201 Normandale Blvd
Bloomington, MN 55437
Unchained by God's Word... United with God's People... Unleashed for God's Mission...
The Story is a church wide journey for all ages, helping each person to connect with God’s story at his or her own level. The Story is an abridged chronological NIV Bible consisting of 31 chapters of carefully-selected scriptures that take us from Genesis to Revelation together in 31 weeks. The Story is a unique program we will launch starting in September and ending in May.
The Ethiopian Christian Singers and Musicians Fellowship will have a special worship concert on June 26th in the St. Michael's Worship Center. This night of worship is FREE and will showcase traditional and newly composed Ethiopian music. St. Michael's musicians are excited to be involved in a collaborative piece. Doors open at 6:30pm. You won't want to miss this beautiful multicultural worship experience!
Annual Voters Meeting
June 21 - 6:30 PM
Saturday Worship 5:00 PM
No Saturday Service
July 2 or September 3
Sunday Worship 9:30 AM
Come to experience
Worship to God
Using your gifts in
ART, DRAMA, DANCE, MUSIC, PUPPETRY, PHOTOGRAPHY...
Meet Madie Bloom
Communications and Assistant Worship Director
St. Michael's Food Shelf: St. Michael's welcomes those who could benefit from some grocery supplements. If any church member or visitor is aware of an individual or family who could use such assistance, please contact the the church. Thank you to all who have contributed groceries to the food shelf. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.
Mission of the Month:
Grief Support Group
Grief Support Group meets the first Sunday of the month in Room 8 from 12:30 to 2:30 (October – November and January – May). The group includes some teaching each month from professional therapists, Suzanne Stoltenberg or Karol Dahlof, and an opportunity for each participant to share their story of loss. Everyone is welcome.
November 1 - "Celebrating Holidays in the Midst of Grief"
Suzanne and Karol encourage the group to also attend a weekly Grief Share Group in a number of churches in the Twin Cities area. There are several close by.
GRIEF SHARE GROUPS IN OUR COMMUNITY
Hope Presbyterian Church
7132 Portland Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423
Wednesdays 3:30-5 p.m.
Cedar Valley Church
8600 Bloomington Avenue South
Thursdays 6-8 p.m. (September 3-December 10)
$15 Charge for books
November 19 is “Surviving the Holidays”
4300 West 98th Street
Bloomington, MN 55437
Group meets in Library inside the North Entrance Door
Thursdays 6:30-8:30 (September 10-December 10)
June Mission of the Month: Esperanza Mission
Esperanza is a ministry which cares for the low-income youth of Shakopee and the surrounding
communities. We provide a healthy environment for the social, emotional, physical and spiritual
development of the children and youth of our community and their parents.
This program was initiated by New Creation Lutheran Church in partnership with Allina Health Care
and the Shakopee Public Schools. Originally one of our main goals to make sure that children are
with caring adults who provide supervision during summer months when children are often alone and
in jeopardy of unwanted, unhealthy influence. While that has been accomplished a secondary, very
positive, result has also been experienced. Many people have found a place of community, on the
soccer fields during Esperanza Soccer, and through common activity in gardening and other health
based programming. These programs have created an atmosphere of comfort and a feeling of
belonging for many immigrant families.
Your contributions would be used for our 2016 programs which promote:
In partnership with the Shakopee Public Schools any child between the ages of 1-18 is able to eat
breakfast and lunch at Sweeney Elementary School, Monday thru Thursday from June to early
Ages 3 - 12 Children may be registered with Esperanza/New Creation for daily activities during the
summer. Children are fed breakfast and lunch and have a variety of physical, recreational and
educational activities in which to participate.
Ages 12 - 18 Participate in soccer twice a week and organized activities in partnership with the River
Valley YMCA. These youth also receive lunch.
Esperanza Soccer League-hosted at New Creation: This program offers low cost soccer for children
who cannot afford other soccer leagues. We have over 120 children in the league.
Esperanza Latina Health-This program is targeting parents of the children whom we serve. The
purpose is to provide education and activities to make the parents aware of the need for healthy
Each morning begins with a message of hope in Christ Jesus. Many children who are not active in
church hear the Gospel presentation and lives are transformed. Shakopee has also experienced an
increased graduation rate among the Hispanic community and a decrease in gang activity.
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.
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
Building and Office Hours
Church building: Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m.- 9:00 p.m. Friday 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Church office: Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Communications: Bulletin and Newsletter