Prayer and Care
By this everyone will know that you are My disciples, if you love one another. John 13:35
Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me. Matthew 25:40
We believe that there are many ways to love and care for each other…and all of them point to Jesus. We have different ways to care for our hurting members, their families and friends.
- Personal Prayers – If you would like the staff to pray for you, receive a visit, or to be included in congregational prayers in services, contact Barb Lapham 952-230-2741, firstname.lastname@example.org or Ramona Nack 952-230-2035.
- GriefShare Group – GriefShare is a network of 12,000 + churches worldwide equipped to offer grief support groups. The program is nondenominational and features biblical concepts for healing from your grief. Learn more about GriefShare – click here
Join this 13 week group that meets at Hillside Church in Bloomington (4300 W 98th St) beginning September 21, 6:30-8:30pm
Stephen Ministry – Our congregation’s Stephen Ministry equips lay-people to provided one-to-one Christian care to those who are experiencing difficulties in their lives. It is a confidential ministry. The identity of those receiving care and everything they discuss with a Stephen Minister remain private. A Stephen Minister is a caring, Christian friend who meets faithfully each week with his or her care receiver for as long as there’s a need.
Visitation Team – If you are homebound, in transitional care or hospitalized, a trained and caring member will visit you and encourage you with a smile and a listening ear, and a word of encouragement.
Card Ministry – Cards are sent to those who are hospitalized or having surgery (After the office has been notified)
Prayer Chain – Contact Lois at (952) 941-5372 with your confidential prayer request. This would only be shared with those on the Prayer Chain.
- Tuesday Night Prayer Group – We meet weekly, Tuesday nights at 7pm in the Prayer Room to fellowship and intercede for the needs of our congregation and community. For more information contact Jim Wabner: email@example.com or 651-500-4347.
Gideon Comfort Dog is a trained LCC K-9 Comfort Dog at St. Michael’s. He interacts with people in churches, schools, nursing homes, hospitals, events, and in disaster response situations. Gideon is a friend who brings a calming influence and allows people to open up their hearts and receive help in time of need. He is available to visit, contact Barb Lapham firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out his Facebook page too!
Life Transition Classes – Finishing Strong in the Faith, presented October 26, 2016 by Pastor Pat Simmons and Jane Horn.
*Funeral Planning Form: download HERE and turn into the church office. We can keep this funeral planning form on file at the church as a benefit to you and your family.
St. Michael's Lutheran Church
9201 Normandale Blvd
Bloomington, MN 55437
*See our Holiday Hours posted above.