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- blapham@smlcb.org 952-324-5731 or Ramona Nack 952-230-2035
  • Stephen Ministry – Our congregation’s Stephen Ministry equips lay-people to provide 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. To confidentially request more information contact 952-324-5731 or stephenmin@smlcb.org

  • 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)

  • 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: jwabner@comcast.net 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 blapham@smlcb.org. Check out his Facebook page too!

  • Transportation Team- People are available to drive people to and from worship services. Please contact Barb Lapham with your request by 4:00 p.m. on Thursdays at blapham@smlcb.org. 
  • 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

*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.

Contact for More Information

Barb Lapham
blapham@smlcb.org
(952) 230-2741

Contact Us

St. Michael's Lutheran Church
9201 Normandale Blvd
Bloomington, MN 55437

Phone: 952-831-5276
Email: office@smlcb.org

Hours

Building Hours
Mon-Thurs 8:30am-9pm

Office Hours
Mon-Thurs 8:30am-3:30pm

Service Times

5:00 p.m. Saturday
8:15 & 10:45 a.m. Sunday with 9:30 a.m. Education Hour