Ministries and Missionaries
Large Print Ministry
Lutheran Braille Workers publishes Biblical, Christ-Centered literature which is offered in both Braille and Large Print formats. Currently printed in 30 languages and distributed to more than 120 countries, the publications are offered free of charge. The work is done by a team of thousands of volunteers. St. Michael’s has a Large Print Center on location and meets bi-monthly year round. If you are interested in serving contact Sharon Viegas: email@example.com or Carol Hoppe: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mission Stitchers Ministry
1 Peter 4:10 says, “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others.”
The Missions Stitchers use their gifts that God has given them to knit, crochet, embroider, sew, loom knot, etc. to make items that are then donated where there is a need to various organizations in our local community and abroad.
We make a variety of items to donate such as hats, scarves, mittens, baby blankets, booties, prayer shawls, prayer mantles, embroidered dishtowels and pillow cases, dish cloths, scrubbies, pillowcase dresses, little purses and crosses.
The group meets every Wednesday in Room 32 from noon-4:00pm, or come and go when you can. You can also be part of this ministry by working from home if you’re not able to meet with the group and dropping off your completed items (labeled “Mission Stitchers”) at the Welcome Center Desk. Any questions contact Marti Clark at 952-854-4653.
Mission Quilters Ministry
Quilts can be such a comfort to those undergoing the trials of life. The St. Michael’s Quilters have been in existence since 2008, and during that time have used their skill and love of quilting to make over 350 quilts for brothers and sisters going through those trials. Quilts have been donated to Healing House, Ronald McDonald House, Cornerstone Women’s Shelter, Center for the Victims of Torture, City Life Center, Global Health, Children’s Hospitals, Veterans Homes, Comfort Ministry. We meet every Wednesday afternoon from noon-4:00pm, downstairs at church. We would welcome anyone interested in joining. All skills are welcome. Sewing machines, fabric, batting, and all quilting supplies are available for you to use. You just supply the time and love. If interested email Barb Schaus at email@example.com or call 952-303-6240.
Dave and Luz Maria Ernst
Dave, a member from St. Michaels and a pastor in Venezuela and LuzMaria, a deaconess, have developed a Lutheran mission school in Western Venezuela in LaCaramuca, near the city if Barinas, a very poor area. The preschool provides nutritious meals and cooperates with local health agencies. In addition to the school, they lead worship services on Sunday.