9201 Normandale Blvd
Bloomington, MN 55437
Unchained by God's Word... United with God's People... Unleashed for God's Mission...
To better serve our church and community beginning September 6
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 will resume September 17
Welcome Kacie Fahey!
Introducing our new Children's Minister, Kacie Fahey!
Kacie is married to Joshua and comes from Hutchinson, MN. A graduate of Bethel University with a Bachelor of Arts in Youth Ministry, Kacie comes to us with experience and a passion for children's ministry, and an enthusiasm to be part of the team in leading us forward in our children's, youth, young adult, and family ministry here at St. Michael's. She enjoys gardening, hiking and spending time with her husband and dog. Please give her a great welcome as she becomes part of the ministry here!
Mission of the Month: Trinity First School
Trinity First School, a mission outreach school in Minneapolis since 1859, has the theme of Abundant Love for this school year. We believe God set aside our school to show His abundant love to our students and their families. One of the verses we chose to help describe this incredible love is:
I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have the power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge – that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Ephesians 3:17-10
This year we are continuing our near-full capacity of serving children age 3 through the eighth grade. Many of our families face challenges such as second language and new culture learning, poor ability to handle conflict and challenges, low income, lower academic experience, and child and parent alike with special learning needs. The biggest challenge faced by our families is living a life without a Savior! This is a high-need bunch, which is precisely why we believe God has placed us here – God is the answer to every need.
We are thankful that we can open our school for another year filled with learning and growing. We continue to be amazed at how God provides! More than 96 per-cent of our income comes from donations. Our families could not hope to cover the cost of educating their child. Thank you for lifting up our school in prayer as St. Michael’s Mission of the Month. The support of St. Michael’s is highly valued and we cherish your love and care as we care for His students. — Serving the Mas-er Teacher, Sarah Wippich—Principal
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.
July 9 Christmas in July: Help serve a Christmas-themed dinner to families of patients at the Ronald McDonald House at Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis. Contact Sandy Engel at 952-941-3937 or email@example.com.
Bethesda Thrift Shop located at 4749 County Rd.101 in Minnetonka. Help with cashiering, sorting and pricing items for sale. Proceeds provide support for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities at Bethesda Lutheran Communities at Watertown, Wis. For more information contact Jan Veith at firstname.lastname@example.org or bethesdalutherancommunities.org/minnetonka, 952-939-0988.
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.
Feed My Starving Children: July 21, the 7th-12th grade girls slumber party is heading to FMSC during the evening. Contact Barb Lapham at 952-831-5276 or at email@example.com.
Mission Trip to Haiti: Join a team going to Haiti with Healing Haiti, Sept. 29 -Oct. 6. For more information, contact Tom Solberg at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 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
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.