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
Sunday Worship Service: 8:15 and 10:45 AM
Adult Bible Class: 9:30 AM
Join us Sunday for the LIVE BROADCAST
10:45 AM CDT Worship Service
Questions about The Way Station? Contact Kacie Fahey
Keith Ferrin returns to St. Michael's
"How to enjoy reading the Bible and help the next generation to enjoy it too"
Keith will present Philippians in worship services Oct 3/4 Saturday and Sunday.
During the Sunday Education Hour, Keith will present "How to enjoy reading your Bible" to our youth 6th-12th graders and all adults.
Oct 4 Sunday 2-4pm Workshop at St. Michael's - open to public…all invited .
"How to Enjoy reading your Bible and help the next generation to enjoy it too"
This workshop is for Youth (6-12th graders) and all adults - especially helpful for parents, teachers, all who pass on the Word…
Freewill donation taken to help cover expenses.
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.
October Mission of the Month: Youth Impact Racing
The story begins with the idea of attracting young men to the gospel in an extreme way. Every young man/boy is en-thralled with cars, going fast, and the status symbol they represent. As a boy I was passionate about cars. I knew the headlight patterns of every car or truck on the road. On long road trips, my brother and I would call out the make, model, and year of every car that passed us. I had dreams of racing a Ferrari, posters of Lamborghinis on my wall, and I would imagine my bicycle being a Super Bike racing at Daytona. I would shadow my dad when he worked on the family car, handing him wrenches and removing bolts that dad had already loosened. Many youth have the same dreams that I did but don’t have a father or mentor to show them how to change the oil or a tire. They are trying to find that status symbol and they are getting in trouble because they are trying to take instead of earn. A few years back, before Youth Impact Racing, a young man found out that we worked on cars. He had just turned 16 and bought his first car. He asked if we could show him how to change the oil and how to take care of his car. At first it was hard for us to understand why he was asking us. We had learned from our fathers how to do this simple maintenance. He told us that he never knew his father, and his mother did not drive. That was the point where we knew this was the ministry God had for us. We starting mentoring youth from our neighborhoods. Youth Impact Racing is the story that every young man/boy wants to go to school and brag to their friends about. It is how we connect youth to the Good News of our Savior Jesus Christ. We have seen first-hand how racing and a cool story can strengthen a relationship with God. Our story does not end with youth. Our founder has become a chaplain for Motor Racing Outreach at the local race track Elko Speedway. We have seen men, racecar drivers, who were hurt by their past church experience, vowing never to go back, open their hearts to the Gospel. Now they are seeking out prayer and Christ like relationships. They are joining us for church on Sunday. We build remote control cars with 9-13 year olds teaching them electric motors, chassis, racing techniques, and hand-eye coordination skills. Then the next step is go-karts with 13-16 year olds. This is where we put the youth behind the wheel and let them put their skills to the test. After they graduate from the karts we feel it is necessary for the youth to give back to the community. 16-18 year olds will run a C.A.R.S ministry where they will be doing oil changes and minor repairs for the elderly, single mothers, or individuals in need. This gives them the experience working on cars and skills that will teach them hard work and perseverance. These are skills that they can take with them for the rest of their lives. It is only by the grace of God that we are able to accomplish these amazing things. God has blessed us in so many ways. Our ministry is young, but we are seeing so much fruit come from the gifts that have been given. We have a list of ways you can get involved at www.youthimpactracing.org. There is a list of items that we are in need of that you can help us purchase. There are t-shirts for sale to help us raise funds. You can become a monthly donor. Most of all we need prayer partners. Our current operating expenses are $1800/month with rent, insurance, and fuel. Thank you for taking the time to learn about Youth Impact Racing. Please check out our web site www.youthimpactracing.org and like us on Facebook. We are always open to new youth if you know of anyone who would like to be a part of a program like this, they don’t have to be a marginalized young man.
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