9201 Normandale Blvd
Bloomington, MN 55437
Unchained by God's Word... United with God's People... Unleashed for God's Mission...
Ash Wednesday Service February 10 7:00 PM
Lenten Devotions Wednesdays 11:30 AM February 17 to March 16
Soup and Sandwich Lunch at Noon - Freewill Offering
Saturday Worship Service 5:00 PM
Sunday Worship Service: 8:15 and 10:45 AM
Adult Bible Class: 9:30 AM
Join us on Sundays for the LIVE BROADCAST
10:45 AM CST Worship Service
Women and Girlfriends of St. Michael's don't miss
Lavender Springs Spa Retreat - April 8 to 10
Starting January 2016 we will offer a wide range of classes, speakers, events, service projects and more to assist adults/parents in this faith journey. For more information contact the church office at (952) 831-5276. Questions? DCE Jim Anderson.
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.
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)
February Mission of the Month: Camp Omega
February Mission of the MonthCamp Omega Leaving Indelible, Life-Changing Spiritual Marks on the Hearts of God’s People! “It’s like you’re having fun, but you’re having fun learning about Jesus!” These are the words of a young camper expressing her joy being at Camp Omega. Everyday lives are touched, hearts changed and faith shared. Camp Omega is a place for campers young and old to discover and rediscover what life in Jesus means...a place for individuals to discover and rediscover what it means to live with the knowledge of a loving Savior.Campers-children, youth, adults and families encounter creation...create community...and commune with Christ in this special place. As those participants return home, they take with them a revitalized and contagious faith that can’t help but be shared with family members co-workers, communities and congregations. This unique ministry reaches hearts for Jesus in ways no other ministry can do. Did you know that, according to a recent survey done by Search Institute, the second greatest impact on faith development in children and youth (after parents) is camp ministry. “Camp Omega shaped my faith by helping me realize it was the most important thing in my life.” - former Counselor. So why support this effort as Mission of the Month? Camp Omega is transforming lives by the power of the Holy Spirit. Forty-five percent of those who attend camp are not Lutheran. This is the greatest outreach opportunity in our MN South District and you are sharing in that outreach. Your partnership will help solidify the future ministry at Camp Omega. Together, we can touch the lives of thousands of children, youth, families and adults for generations to come with the life-giving Spirit of Jesus.
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.
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.
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: 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bethany Prison Ministry: Write letters and send Christian materials to those in prison. Contact LeRoy Dugan at email@example.com 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