9201 Normandale Blvd
Bloomington, MN 55437
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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
December 24, Christmas Eve Services 3:00 & 5:00 PM
December 25, Christmas Day Service 10:00 AM
December 27, no Saturday service
December 28, Worship Service 9:30 AM
December 31, New Year's Eve 5:00 PM
Join us Sunday for the LIVE BROADCAST of our 10:45 AM CST Worship Service
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Mission of the Month: Salt and Light International
Salt and Light International (SLI) was started just six years ago with the purchase of a few acres of land on the Airport Road between the airport and the city of Monrovia. Art Bartels, St. Michael’s Church member, designed two buildings for SLI. One building, a church with a four bedroom apartment on top; and the other was half clinic and half computer school. A pastor from Grace church in Brooklyn Park, Charles Gaye, was designated by the SLI Board of Directors to be the pastor there, in association with Grace Lutheran Church. Many individual donors and congregations paid for the land and two buildings as they were built.
In two years time both buildings were completed and 150 people worshiped every Sunday. They also had feeding of the elderly twice a week. The Government furnished rice and the congregation furnished the rest and prepared the lunch. SLI people could individually pray with the elderly, but they could not have Bible study together as it was a Government program. But they could give out Bibles and invite them to bring their families and come back on Sunday for worship. The church attendance grew to 250 very fast.
The computer school was used by the Government to train young people to use a computer for a better job. The clinic never has gotten off the ground, but today the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Liberia, ELCL, which is affiliated with LCMS is soon going to start a Seminary in that building. God had another plan. The seminary is a need right now as many of the pastors in the rural areas of Liberia have not had any or very little training to be ordained.
The SLI Board of Directors just this fall voted to turn the mission over to LCMS to help get the Seminary started and work with ELCL. That is in the process now; prayers and funds are needed to complete the transition and start the Seminary. Please, as you pray for this St. Michael’s Mission of the Month will you also consider a financial gift to help move this mission forward to train new pastors for Liberian Lutheran Churches throughout the country of Liberia.
The Board of Directors of Salt and Light International wants to thank you very much for selecting this mission as your Mission of the Month for December 2014. God be with you.
Carol M. Zemke, Director of Development
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.
Communications: Bulletin and Newsletter
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: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 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
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.